#5[DEM] vs #1[BST]:
This semifinals matchup opens on BST's home field map of 23, a repeat of the last week of the regular season. DEM struggled against TKV that week, while BST, after stumbling out of the gate, faired much better. DEM just put up a stellar performance in the quarterfinals on map 32, their home field, and I don't see any reason they won't be flying high there again this week. So for me this matchup comes down to 23. If DEM can put up a better effort than they did in week 5 and/or BST starts slow again and gives up a round, then DEM would have a chance to win this on 23. I think that's their path to victory.
For BST it's simple. If they win the first two rounds, they can either steal one on 32 or wait till 23 comes back around.
DEM has considerable talent on their roster, they're finally practicing, and they're coming off a nice first round win. I think having played 32 competitively once already gives them an edge there. I say DEM will take one of the first two rounds on 23, and then wins both rounds of 32 to complete the upset.
#3[TKV] vs #1[SUC]
SUC and TKV will open their semifinals match on 28. Back in week 4, both teams performed extremely well on this map. SUC ripped off an easy 2-zip win, but it was against a DEM team that had almost no practice that week and had no prior experience on the map. Meanwhile TKV took down the number one team in the league in a hard fought 3 round match that came down to the last minute, so they're battle tested on 28. Which means SUC is going to be in for a challenge.
I think map 08 will be similarly close. It's hard for me to find an edge for either team here, as both have considerable experience on what is one of Doom 2 CTF's most well known maps.
I think we as viewers are in for a treat either way this goes, as I think it's almost a lock to go 5 rounds. In the end, I think SUC may have an edge on 28, and that will bring them the win. Now I need to stop slacking and get back to work. GLHF.