M3C’s Chance to Secure a Playoff Spot
Right now, M3C and BIG are the only teams in the whole group stage that don’t have their placement locked in the standings. If M3C wins their match against Team Liquid, then they’ll have their playoff spot secured because BIG would be 2 points behind them, making it impossible for them to catch up with M3C.
But if Team Liquid ends up winning this match, then the last playoff spot would depend on the outcome of the BIG vs BBL match on Sunday. BIG has supremacy over M3C, which means that if BIG wins against BBL, they would be the ones getting a playoffs spot and M3C would be left out of the competition.
This is going to be the most important match for M3C, and knowing just how good this lineup can be, that might be a reason good enough for them to put up the best performance we’ve seen from them.
The thing is, BBL is a much easier opponent for BIG than TL is for M3C, which means that if M3C loses this match, they would most likely end up getting knocked out of the tournament. Both teams have very clear strengths, but also very clear weaknesses, so let’s find out which team has the upper hand in this match.
Team Liquid Almost Dropped Their Series Against NaVi
Last week, we talked about the Team Liquid vs NaVi encounter and we mentioned how TL was the better team overall as the esports odds indicated. But something strange happened and Team Liquid heavily underperformed as every single map was a very close fight, which was unexpected just by looking at the skill difference between the players.
Most notably, TL struggled when it came to retaking sites against NaVi’s strong site control. And that’s exactly what might cause their demise against M3C in this match if they don’t perform up to the expectations.
According to many esports betting experts, Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom was the one that ended up almost single handedly carrying the rest of the team as he topped the charts during the entire series.
If Team Liquid wants to secure this win they can’t suffer from overconfidence like they did against NaVi. Even though this match doesn’t really mean much in TL’s books, we all know that teams always prefer to close out the group stage in the best form possible in preparation for the playoffs.
BIG is Haunting M3C as the Group Stage Comes to an End
Last week, against the valorant odds, BIG ended up securing a 2-0 win over the team that reached the 2021 Valorant Champions grand finals. It’s strange to see M3C be in this position just considering how dominant they were during the 2021 season, and it’s not like they have made any roster changes in the meantime.
In fact, they are one of the rosters that have played together for the longest time, at least when it comes to Valorant. They started playing together back in September 2020 under the Gambit Esports organization and only made 1 change in January 2021, just a few months after they formed the roster.
But in reality, the only reason that M3C find themselves in this situation is because they dropped their series against BIG. M3C already beat NaVi and BBL, the other two teams that are sitting at the bottom of the standings. When it came to playing against the top teams, they were not even close to defeating them, which might raise some concerns if they end up qualifying for the playoffs.
M3C vs Team Liquid Game Information
- Date: Friday, June 10th
- Time: 1:00pm ET
- M3C vs Team Liquid Live Stream: VALORANT – Twitch
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M3C vs Team Liquid Predictions
The first thing we have to talk about is the importance of this match for both of these teams. Team Liquid has already secured a spot in the playoffs, and on the other hand, M3C needs to win this match in order to secure the last spot left. This doesn’t mean that if they lose then they are eliminated from playoffs contention, they would still have to wait for the result of the BIG vs BBL match to determine their fate.
In the end, I think that teams like M3C thrive in this type of situation. This is a life-or-death situation for them, and they are going to prove that they are still one of the strongest teams in the world even though they missed out on the Stage 1 Masters. This might end up being a close match, but I believe that M3C will be able to secure the win, especially if we consider TL’s performance last week. We’ve plenty of esports bets for you to consider.
PICK: M3C to win at -145