Our Prediction / Betting tips
Fnatic and Geek Fam will face each other in the ESL One Birmingham 2020 – Online: Southeast Asia tournament.
The ESL One Birmingham 2020 – Online: Southeast Asia tournament is a six-team online tournament. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESL has had to move most of its esports tournaments to an online format. The ESL One Birmingham LAN event stands canceled, instead, teams will compete in regional online leagues. The southeast Asian tournament has a $40,000 prize pool, with the winner receiving a significant chunk of money.
The tournament has a single-stage round-robin format. The top two teams move to the upper bracket playoffs while the bottom two teams are eliminated. The third and fourth-placed teams will move to the lower bracket of the playoffs.
At the time of writing, Fnatic and Geek Fam look relatively even in terms of skill and results. While Fnatic is 1-2 in the scoreboard, Geek Fam’s 2-1 score places them just one rank above their opponents for this match.
Fnatic’s performance requires them to have a specific playstyle. This includes an aggressive DJ putting roaming around the map, trying to get aggressive kills in the early game. DJ creates the space required for his teammates and that helps Fnatic reach a critical mass. However, when DJ does not get his preferred hero, Fnatic’s gameplay suffers. We have seen this in this tournament with their match against Team Adroit.
Fnatic will face Geek Fam in its group stage match. The SEA teams have a lot of experience playing against each other. Their understanding of each other’s gameplay could make this game extremely weird for bettors. Geek Fam has been in slightly better form than Fnatic, however Fnatic has a higher skill ceiling in this match.Our pick : Fnatic
While Fnatic could still come out ahead, a safer bet for this match would be to take the series to go over 2.5 games.