Analysis of the final phase of the European Masters
The European Masters arrived a few years ago to stay. The competition that confronts the best teams of the main national leagues always leaves interesting things. It has become a transition tournament with two editions a year. After a long Play-In and group phase, the final phase of the tournament has already arrived in its summer edition. In this article, we will make an analysis of the final phase of the European Masters in which there are only four teams left that will fight to lift the title.
The teams that have reached the semi-finals in this edition are GamerLegion (Germany), LDLC OL (France), AGO Rogue (Poland) and Mousesports (Germany). The French LDLC team is the current champion and will defend the title in this final phase of the tournament. Let’s move on to the semi-finals.
GamerLegion vs LDLC Team
The first semifinal will be played on Saturday 19 at 18:00h. It will face GamerLegion with LDLC. The German team has been the executioner of all the Spanish teams in this edition of the European Masters. It finished with G2 Arctic, fell in the group of Movistar Riders and also finished in the quarterfinals with the Giants Gaming tournament. The team of the ex-ADC of G2 Esports, Hjarnan, is quite solid and also has a multitude of strategies which makes it an interesting team in better than three games. Even so, it seems to us a very ‘coinflip’ team and not too much of an individual level.
On the other hand, we have the current champion Team LDLC. The Yellowstar boys come from a difficult playoff against GamersOrigin where they had to come back. They are probably the best team in the competition when it comes to decision making and individually they are good players.
Focusing on the playoffs between the two teams, we believe LDLC will have absolute dominance and control of the games. GamerLegion is a good team, but I don’t think they have the individual talent to beat the French. Also, in terms of betting, any kill handicap in favor of LDLC and the overkill of total kill are good options.
AGO Rogue vs Mousesports
The second semi-final will be played on Saturday 19th after the end of the other round. At the beginning of this European Masters, Mousesports was one of the favourites to lift the title and AGO Rogue was not in the winning pools. Today and at this point in the tournament, in our opinion the tables have turned. AGO Rogue started out with a pretty tough group along with GamerLegion and Movistar Riders, they did well and also crossed paths in the quarterfinals with Misfits Premier, another of the tournament’s strongest teams. The current form of AGO Rogue is very solvent. The Polish midfield trio and Botlane form a great synergy with Zanzarah and Szygenda, who have been playing together for many years, since the inception of Superliga Orange.
On the other hand, we have Mousesports. The team of Lider, Jeskla and Promisq, all old acquaintances, are a pretty talented team but they don’t have all the rapport possible and sometimes they get too lost in the microgame and individuality. Their elimination against K1CK, which was full of doubts in all its phases, leaves many doubts about their capabilities against a team like AGO Rogue.
Returning to the match as such, I believe AGO Rogue will win against the odds in this playoff. I expect games in which the Polish team will take the lead and take advantage of Mousesports’ mistakes and punish them enough to win. It is again a good qualifying round to look for the over of total killings, but we would move away from any kind of handicap because they can leave games very equal in terms of killings.
Conclusion and possible title winner
In our opinion, the best team and most candidate for the title is LDLC. They have the individual talent, the experience of a five-time European champion like Yellowstar and the motivation to keep the title in a great year for the team. Their rivals are inferior on both sides of the table. If they don’t have a bad day against GamerLegion, they will most likely win the title again. In a best-of-five final, they are clear favorites against any opponent.
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