With two groups already decided and the quarter-finals beginning to take shape, we are in for another day of amazing action between some of the best teams in the world.
Groups as they stand
|4th||Hong Kong Attitude||0-6|
|1st||SK Telecom T1||3-0|
|2nd||Royal Never Give Up||2-1|
|4th||Ahq e-Sports club||0-3|
Day 7 Action
The group of death will collide on a day that’s dedicated purely for them. Each team faces off against each other one final time to determine who advances and who goes home. SKT has made a fiery start to the tournament, catching some by surprise. Meanwhile, RNG look steady to secure 2nd, Fnatic has stumbled and Clutch look poor.
Royal Never Give Up vs. SK Telecom T1
SKT looked unbelievable in their recent game against RNG, as they have done in each match so far. Many fans and analysts believe that these teams will be the two that advance from this group. If RNG manages to win here, they set up the potential for a 1st place tiebreaker.
Prediction: SKT remain unbeaten with a victory
Clutch Gaming vs. Fnatic
This is well and truly make or break for Clutch, but it’s probably their best way to start the day. Clutch needs to win all three games and hope that other matches go in their favour in order to find themselves in a tiebreaker situation for 2nd. Meanwhile, Fnatic hope to finish the day with a 3-0 record to put themselves in the position for a 2nd place tiebreaker alongside RNG.
Prediction: EU too strong, Fnatic keep their hopes alive
SK Telecom T1 vs. Fnatic
This will be the match that will decide Fnatic’s outcome in this tournament. They need to win against SKT to keep their hopes alive for the tiebreaker. Obviously, there are other variables in the remaining matches that could aid them. However, if they want to keep it in their own hands, they need to overcome the unbeaten and dominant SKT.
Prediction: Very close encounter but SKT edge it out and push Fnatic closer to elimination.
Clutch Gaming vs. Royal Never Give Up
Clutch does not want to be the embarrassment of North America this time around. However, if their last match against RNG is anything to go by, it’s going to be very tough for them. RNG will be hoping this is an easy victory to keep their spirits and confidence high going into their final match of the day.
Prediction: The upset occurs, Clutch pick up a win and shake up the group.
SKT Telecom T1 vs. Clutch Gaming
They may well come off the back of a win against RNG, but they get blown away here. No team has managed to go unbeaten in group stages so far this year and SKT are the only team that could still achieve this.
Prediction: SKT wins to lock in an unbeaten, 6-0 record.
Fnatic vs. RNG
This has the potential to be one of the most entertaining matches of the entire tournament this year. Depending on how matches fall earlier in the day, this game could be to secure a tiebreaker for 2nd or just completely decide who gets eliminated from the tournament.
Prediction: Fnatic takes the home crowd advantage and turn it into a win.