C OPS Predictions: Americas Semi-Finals

November 17, 2018 16:51

There is only 1 day left until the beginning of the Critical Ops Autumn Invitational 'Americas' Semi-Finals.

For this occasion, we decided to ask our very own casters, 'M4niac' and „Cae5ar“, how they think both of the series is going to end up.

Without further ado, here are their predictions.


Insanity Killers vs IDS Gaming

Cae5ar - Insanity Killers should have this in the bag.

While IDS have shown some promise, their players lack the experience of playing with high stakes.

Even if we don't look at the experience, IDS still showed flaws in their gameplay and if they haven't fixed them, they don't stand much of a chance.

On the other hand, Insanity Killers is looking really clean, making almost no mistakes during their bo3. It is hard for me to see this matchup end up as anything other than a 2-0 for Insanity Killers, but crazier things have happened in the past.

If Insanity Killers have a bad day there is a chance IDS can capitalize on that.

M4niac - I think it is clear who is going to progress to the finals of the South American region.

IDS have shown their qualities as a team and definitely have that surprise factor on their side but seeing Insanity Killers play felt like they are absolutely unstoppable.

I think IDS has a lot of researching to do against Insanity Killers in order to get the upper hand or at least try getting it but even then with just the pure raw skill Insanity Killers have it is going to take a lot more than just some research.

I think this will end as a 2-0 in favor of Insanity Killers without a doubt.

Hammers Esports vs U4X

Cae5ar - U4X and Hammers is always an amazing matchup to watch.

I don't think there was a single game or series between these teams where games haven't been full of highlight clips and excellent tactical gameplay.

These two teams are clearly the two best teams in NA, possibly the best 2 teams in the world.

Out of all the matchups happening, this should be the one that is hardest to predict. In the summer season, when these two teams met we had one of the best and closest final series ever streamed.

This season, there were a couple of roster changes, but the core is still the same for both teams.

No result will surprise me and I don't believe there is an objective way to declare one of the teams better than the other, so all that I can do is trust my instincts and say Hammers will take this series home.

M4niac - This is the match I think everyone is excited to see.

The best of the best fighting in the NA finals for that spot in the Americas finals against their SA counterpart.

Hammers like always look clean, on point with a sprinkle of unpredictability they look very structured and on top of that have the experience to close out the closest of the matches.

On the other hand, U4X is that crazy kid that never wants to calm down when it comes to their gameplay and historically Hammers have struggled with that kind of a style and it will be very interesting to watch.

I am sure this match will go the distance but U4X will be able to close it out 2-1.

Do you agree with our casting duo?

Let us know down in the comments which teams you think are the favorites.

The live stream starts tomorrow, so make sure to tune in.

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