bold predictions in the pre-season. Tonight, Epsilon eSports take on broder.HYPE! Yes. It’s here..the game we’ve all been waiting for. Me in particular, following my
Epsilon eSports Mike, KnoxXx, Mitsy, Numlocked, stefan, basH
Broder jukebox, Zebbosai, mirelin, bybben, ryb, kukkye
- Thursday February 7th
- 21:10 cet
- 15:10 est (na)
- 07:10 est (aus)
- No source tv information available
Who will win this match?
- Epsilon eSports (67%, 2 Votes)
- Broder (33%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 3
These two teams both certainly have all-star rosters. Tonight’s field will be bursting with talent: the pure deathmatching skills of all players involved, coupled with perfectly-timed ubers and Mirelin’s famous houdini-esque dodging skills will surely make this the most exciting game of the season, and show why this game is so anticipated.
Following Chaplain’s article (published just earlier!) let’s take a closer look at some stats and analysis from previous games, along with my predictions…
Medic – KnoxXx
Demoman – numlocked
Soldiers – Mike and Mitsy
Scouts – stefan and basH
As I’ve said in many an article, this is a roster to be feared. Ruthless German scout combo stefan and basH can wipe out the entire enemy team in seconds, and Mitsy and Mike clock up massive damage numbers on a regular basis. KnoxXx the master tactician will be on top form, as this game may require the utmost concentration from Epsilon in order to achieve victory, and numlocked will be keen to show old-timer ryb that he’s vastly improved since the days of Dignitas’ dominance. However, as a recent log file has shown (linked just above!), Epsilon drew against Crack Clan in a PCW on Monday, despite Crack Clan having to rely on the skills of Captainhax as a merc forminimoose, and lost 3 rounds to Quarantine in their Week 3 game: could this be the time for them to fall from their mighty perch?!
Medic – Mirelin
Demoman - ryb
Soldiers – Zebbosai and jukebox
Scouts – bybben and cookye
Well, what can I say? Epsilon’s roster looks impressive, but broder’s lineup is the stuff of myth and legend. They have won both games comfortably so far this season, beating Team Doctrinal and PyRo|GEN 7-2, 5-0 amd 7-2, 5-1 respectively. Speaking of legends, superstar Swedes (not the turnip kind) ryb and bybben, otherwise known as ‘Rybben‘ from their heyday in Team Dignitas, are featured in this stunning lineup. Ryb’s critics may note that he is often outdamaged by the majority of his team, but when I’ve watched him play he deals crucial damage in the right places at the right times, allowing his team to clean up after him. Zebbosai, on the other hand, has been having a fantastic run all-round so far in broder. He dishes out consistently high damage numbers and is clearly credit to team! Add to this the scout that never misses, cookye, and the super soldier/sniper jukebox, and Epsilon should be worried!
The maps for tonight’s game are Badlands and Snakewater. My prediction is that broder will take an early lead on Badlands, and then Epsilon, in true Epsilon style, will step it up a GeaR (groan) and take back some rounds. All in all though, I think broder will just hang on for the victory. On Snakewater, I’m predicting a much closer game, eventually ending in a Golden Cap in broder’s favour.
Will I be correct?! To find out (and then mock me when Epsilon roll those noobs in 20 minutes), tune into VanillaTV tonight from 21:10 cet – casters to be announced.
Also, can Luzzu and pognon contact Byte asap via IRC/Steam !