What an explosive week, all four matches should be solid games.
PEE played surprisingly well last week without their captain, and held QMP to a narrow loss. If Razor shows up this time, PEE will hopefully have some rebound energy and looking to collect a second W. Meanwhile BSK is in a very tight spot playoff-wise, if they lose 0-2 again this week they will be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. If they tie or even take a point, they will still remain in playoff contention but on unlikely tiebreaking scenarios in which they would probably lose. In other words, they *desperately* need a win this week to stay alive. Zakken is a very powerful D on this map, and SkullRush is a solid runner here, so if can orchestrate some solid mid chemistry with Dosu/Hero, they might have a chance. PEE is a bit stronger on paper, as their main Razor/Turska/Dranz lineup is certainly a playoff-worthy team. I think PEE's stronger fraggers and mid coordination will eventually overwhelm BSK in two rounds, ending BSK's playoff run.
Game of the week is probably gonna go to SUC vs TPT. Both teams have incredible starting duos, backed by solid 3rds. TPT is hot off their 2-0 win against a then-undefeated GPS, and I am quite sure this is a map that they're going to excel on. Jake is the god of mid, and he will be the key player in this matchup. I don't see Souler being placed on O or D, which means Ralph and Jwar will have to be careful to communicate and organize some team plays with Souler in mid. In the end, I think TPT will net the win after a first-round tie.
SXP rose from the dead with their impressive win over BST last week, reminding everyone that they're a playoff-worthy team and I'm curious to see how they play fresh off a win. GPS on the other hand, suffered a brutal 0-2 loss to TPT last week after a strong 8-point start to their season and will most likely be getting a lot of practice in to bounce back into the top seeds. I see GPS possessing more team chemistry on this map, I think Stab and Denz will shut things down, and help give GPS their third win and into high-seed territory.
BST was looking red hot for a while there, until their momentum was stopped by a brick wall laid down by SXP last week. Knowing Rosking, BST will be in heavy-duty practice mode during the week to help make sure they don't get burned again. They're going to need it too, because QMP is going to give them one hell of a challenge. QMP's sheer fragpower, aided by expert plays from Dragon, are going to make them very hard to beat on this map. BST can do it, if they practice enough they will certainly generate enough team energy to beat QMP. But will they generate enough? I think QMP will frag their way to victory this week, edging out BST in three grindy rounds.