From what I saw in practice yesterday, this map plays a lot like last week's map, and that probably means bad things for OVS (and probably GPS too
). SXP was looking solid if not great on this one in practice, but I fully expect them to be firing on all cylinders by gametime. Unless OVS can pull a rabbit outta their hat I don't see much hope for them in this matchup.
SXP 2-0 REG
REG is looking really strong on 18 so far in practice, and they showed last week how good they are at map control on this style of map so I would expect they're going to be an extremely tough matchup. However, the one thing SUC consistently does is find unconventional ways to play seemingly straightforward maps, and they did that again last week to great effect. I think this will hinge on Ralphis's offense vs. Jwar's D. If Ralphis can get in and out quickly, or get in and kill the D and have time to mess around until his guys get to mid, this could go their way.