We are now over halfway through the group stage and thus the games are really starting to matter. So to help you decide the games to watch we pick out the best matchup from each round.
Round 1 – Secret vs LGD, Cloud9 vs IG, NaVi vs Fnatic.
While all the games here have the potential to be great the stand out match is between the top two in group A Team Secret and LGD. LGD have surprised some by topping the group after day one and two but Secret have looked incredibly strong in every game. This will almost certainly decide who tops the group overall.
Round 2 – NaVi vs LGD, Cloud 9 vs MVP.Phoenix, Secret vs Complexity
Surprisingly I will be taking a trip to stream three for this round as Secret vs CoL will be the game to watch. Secret are always entertaining and CoL have not only provided entertaining games but also beaten some big names. Dont be surprised to see CoL take a game or either team pick Techies.
Round 3 – Virtus.Pro vs MVP.Hot6ix, MVP.Phoenix vs IG, Empire vs Newbee
Staying on the third stream here the standout match for me will be Empire vs NewBee. Both teams have been incredibly inconsistent and sit just outside the top 4 in group B. As a result both teams will see this as a must win and that should result in some great matches.
Round 4 – EG vs EHOME, ViCi vs Virtus.Pro, NewBee vs CDEC
It really feels like the main stream has been given some stinking games today as here ViCi vs VP is the game to watch. Both sit on 5 points just inside the top 4 and a win depending on other results could see them go top of the group. Both teams have provided entertaining games so far but this one could be the one to show which of the two teams has the best top 4 potential.
Round 5 – Empire vs EG, EHOME vs MVP.Hot6ix, CDEC vs ViCi.
All the games here are worth a watch, but the best one to check out live will probably be EG vs Empire. Depending on other results EG could claim 1st in the group while Empire will be battling hard to make it into the top 4. Both teams aggressive players should mean this is an action packed series to round out the penultimate day of the group stage.