This match has the potential to be the best we see at WESG this year. A team almost expected to get to the final this time around. Facing off against a team that wasn’t guaranteed to make it out of their groups.
Windigo has looked impressive at WESG so far. They made a statement in group stages finishing top of the group while being pitted against Fnatic and Riders. Many have observed how they’re playing so fast and confident. This has made them tricky to play against so far and could potentially be why they make it to the final.
Windigo defeated Riders in group play and tied against Fnatic. This is promising as it shows that they can go all the way with the best teams at the event. They worked their way through Furious Gaming in the Round of 16 in a 2-0 victory. Their big test came in the quarterfinals where they faced off against MiBR. To the surprise of many, they pulled off a 2-1 win.
They’re due to make a finals appearance at this point. They have come into recent events with high hopes and never quite met them. With some of the top competition not being in attendance, inevitably, it’s time for G2 to challenge for a Championship again.
They started the journey well, going 2-0 in groups against wins against Singularity and Revolution. They’ve had a smooth journey so far in bracket play, dismantling both Panda Gaming and Absolute. This could become their downfall though, having not been playing against higher tiered teams and potentially becoming complacent.
I’m backing Windigo to win this and book a place in the grand final. They’re currently sitting with 2.30 odds to win the series, and after defeating MiBR yesterday, I think they’re primed to do so.
I’m not entirely writing off G2, but they’ve played considerably lower competition in comparison to Windigo in this tournament. I think this will cause a momentum shift and cause another upset.