This is probably one of the most interesting opening matches during the Challenger Stage at the upcoming Berlin Major. Both teams have the quality and experience now to make a run. Although, a slow start and a loss here could send them into a spiral leading to elimination.
This all Brazilian line-up were looking really impressive prior to the player break this summer. They seemed to be picking up momentum event after event. Furia were even pulling off victories against top teams.
They made their way into this event as the #2 seed from the American minor. Only falling short to NRG, who are no small task. I feel that they have a lot of potential to do some serious damage through Challengers Stage. If they advance to the next stage, I can even see them doing well there.
It will all be a matter of how quickly they get things going again. With the player break and the minor taking place online, there’s a chance it could take them one or two maps to get settled again.
HellRaisers are one of the six teams returning from the previous Challenger Stage. Despite this, I wouldn’t have them down as a sure lock to win this match-up. From my experience watching this roster, they are very hit and miss on the day.
They’ve built up a lot of experience together and will be hoping to prove many people wrong in Berlin. However, starting off against the likes of Furia who have already proven they can go far in tournaments is tough.
It will be interesting to see how they progress throughout the competition. I personally think they have a good chance of locking in one of the final advancement slots. However, this will all come down to how the bracket falls.
The odds are looking heavily in Furia’s favour across the board for this one and I think they’ll come out on top. However, the odds for an outright win aren’t the best, so looking at alternatives is the best option.
You can get 1.65 odds for HellRaisers to finish with under 13.5 rounds. This means as long as they don’t win 14 rounds or move, the bet comes through.