I feel like these are very safe pickems, and overall I can't find much fault in them. The toughest match to call for me would be that match-up of RNG and TOP in the lower bracket, I expect that to be a very fun set and i dont think thats a bad pick even if I myself have TOP winning. My one main disagreement with you is having LGD over dragon ranger. I understand the pedigree of LGD, but there was a lot of be concerned about during the play in stage with them so I have my expectations tapered with them for this act overall.
Here's my pickems as well for this event. I admit I am a bit of a Trace homer in some regards but I do believe there is good reason to be confident in them as a team, and I'm hoping they don't fall off after their EDG win. My overperformers for this event I predict are going to be TOP and Dragon ranger.
With TOP, Sylvan and Eko have had an extra month now to get into that system so it seems like they are now truly hitting on all cylinders. Also, I think they have one of the best coaching staffs in the region which is something that isn't always discussed when talking about team strength.
As for Dragon Ranger, I have no real reason for why I think they'll beat rare atom. I just figure there's always one big upset each act and I thought that might be the most likely one 😅
Thank you for the comment. I believe that while you've made several bold picks, they all seem to be backed by logical thinking and I think it's worth taking the risk because it could very well happen. I'm very excited for this stage of the event, and I agree that this will be entertaining to watch. I can see where your skepticism originates for the RNG - TES match, and I think that it could definitely go either way. I'll see how the two teams play first and then I'll make my real prediction when the time comes.
I'm not going to say that you're overvaluing DRG and TES, because I too think that they are rising teams with a lot of potential. However, I think that your only pickem that really unsettles me has your DRG - RA match in the uppers lol. The upset could happen, but there's no reason for it lmao.
We'll see how it all unfolds in errrrr 6 days! Cheers!
You actually did pretty well considering how you apparently know nothing about the CN scene.
Only a few things to consider.
I just know that EDG is good, BLG made FNS retire, ASE was there in Tokyo, and FPX was there in champs
wtf is that bracket