Thursday, September 5 – 6PM EST
The Overwatch League Season 2 playoffs are set to begin this Thursday, September 5 with an exciting fixture between Vancouver Titans and Seoul Dynasty.
Whereas a best-of-four (Bo4) was used for all fixtures during the regular season, a best-of-seven (Bo7) series will be implemented for the playoffs, meaning all eight teams will have to be on top of their game as there will be no room for mistakes on their climb to the summit of OWL.
-303.03 at BetOnline
Formerly known as Runaway, the Vancouver Titans were one of the most anticipated additions to season two, simply due to the raw talent on this team of expat Korean esports stars and they did not fail to impress.
The fact that Titans did not lose a single fixture up until stage two finals meant they held onto a respectable 19-matches long win-streak.
At times the Titans look like they are unstoppable, which was true for the most part of the season. That being said, the most recent 2-2-2 meta obviously does not suit the aggressive Titans, who looked much more beatable in the final fixtures of the regular season.
While we did not get a good taste of how strong the team really is in stage four ahead of playoffs, Vancouver Titans are bursting with talent and are a team to watch out for.
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Dynasty have earned their spot in the final eight fair and square, yet they enter the final stage of the season looking very shaky.
Their biggest worry going forward is their inconsistency, which has plagued their season so far. The team is known to have occasional flashes of greatness followed by poor results against top teams, which is a huge reason for concern going forward.
That being said, Seoul Dynasty transitioned into 2-2-2 meta much better compared to some other teams in the league, which is expected to work in their favour against Vancouver Titans.
All in all, Seoul Dynasty have very strong individuals in their roster, unfortunately, it seems like the team did not come together the way they had hoped.
Titans vs Dynasty betting predictions
Vancouver Titans enter the fixture as heavy favourites to defeat Seoul Dynasty, which should not come off as a surprise.
Not only did Titans look much stronger throughout the season, they also managed to avoid losing a single match to Seoul Dynasty in season two.
We believe Titans should advance here, yet we have some doubts they will have an easy time reaching for the glory. They might be much stronger compared to Seoul on the paper, yet their stage four performances were not as solid expected.
With that in mind, we could imagine Dynasty putting up a strong fight and winning at least one map, yet when push comes to shove, it will be Titans who will come out on top.
Vancouver Titans -1.5 – -138.89 at BetOnline