#HSH Week 8: Group D Preview
The last group of #HomeSweetHomes final week is upon us and as always we preview the teams. AGF Esport, Complexity Gaming, Hard Legion ...
The sixth week of #HomeSweetHome has concluded its groupstage and the playoffs awaits, which means 8 teams have been knocked out, while we have eight left fighting for the trophy and the $30,000 awarded to the winner. The playoffs are being played with a traditional single elimination format where the group winners face off against second place finishers from another group. Heroic and Complexity have both won the tournament in previous weeks and they both remain as two of the main favourites this week. Below we will have a look at all four quarterfinals that are being played on Saturday with start 10.50 CET. If you want to read more about #HomeSweetHome and the tournament as a whole head over to our event page!
Secret played in the Grand Final in the fourth week of #HomeSweetHome and as they now arrive to the playoffs to face Gambit Youngsters they have a fair shot of repeating that run. In a potential semifinal Complexity or Endpoint awaits, which would be a tough test for anarkez, juanflatrro and the other guys in Secret. Gambit Youngsters won’t let them get there without a fight however, and their decider game against HAVU showed how much potential this young team has. The two massive talents Sergey “Ax1Le” Rykhtorov and Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov has been on fire during this weeks #HomeSweetHome wielding ratings above 1.4 respectively. Long have we waited for sh1ro to unleash his full potential in the tournament, but it looks like it has finally arrived. If these two gentlemen keeps up that kind of form they are more than likely to beat Secret, and if there’s something we have learned in #HomeSweetHome, it is that momentum is something that should never be underestimated, which leads our prediction in the way of Gambit Youngsters, as this team in full force is something few can stop.
Complexity has two previous showings in #HomeSweetHome, and they have both ended up with winning it all. As seems to be tradition for the team they lost their opening game, but managed to take the long route to the playoff. Benjamin “blameF” Bremer has been excellent for Complexity once again and the team can thank him they even got this far. Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke and Valentin “poizon” Vasilev has been sleeping compared to their previous performances in the tournament, but that could also be counted to the strengths of the team - when someone is having a day off there is always someone else to pick up the slack. We are certain the big guns of the team will wake up in time for the playoffs and Complexity still remains the main favourite to win it all, and complete their triple. Endpoint has once again shown a high level of play, but it usually ends quickly in the playoffs. This wouldn’t necessarily be the case against other teams in #HomeSweetHome, but facing up against Complexity straight away is a tough task and we believe Endpoint will have to end their run short once again.
Heroic are the reigning champions of #HomeSweetHome and they got their playoff spot through winning their group with a breeze. Ambush Esport and HAVU Gaming couldn’t challenge Danes at all and Heroic are looking to defend their title. The two youngsters of the team Martin “stavn” Lund and René “TeSeS” Madsen have had an incredible showing during this week and it’s a nice change as it usually revolves more around the older players of the team. It seems like Heroic has finally got the whole package together and there honestly seems to be no stop to the Danish train as of right now. Hard Legion is however no joke, as they have shown in Road to Rio especially, but the consistency of the team is a real issue. In the groupstage Hard Legion had to fight with tooth and nail to even make it through as they struggled against Secret and AGF Esport. It must be said that we expected more from the team coming into this week and as of right now it seems clear Heroic is the stronger team, but we still want to raise a finger for Hard Legion, who at their best can look scary good.
forZe has had a real rollercoaster in #HomeSweetHome and other tournaments as of late. While it looks nice that they won their group ahead of Complexity, they still just had to get wins against Apeks and SKADE to complete it, which tell another story. As much as it was a step forward for the team, we are still far from convinced that forZe are back to their highest potential. The portuguese squad in sAw is one of the biggest question marks in #HomeSweetHome this week as one of the few newcomers. They managed to clinch a playoff spot after wins against HONORIS and Salamander Gaming, which similar to forZe, doesn’t tell much of a story. The veterans Christopher “MUTiRiS” Fernandes and Ricardo “rmn” Oliveira are to thank for that, as they played out of their mind to secure the spot. This quarterfinal still feels like clearly the weakest one and if anything forZe has shown much more this far and they should be a reasonable favourite here. With that said Heroic or Hard Legion awaits in the semifinal and that is also where the story of forZe or sAw will end this week.
If you wish to read about the latest news from us and from the esports world make sure to check out our Twitter!
If you wish to read about betting tips, we deliver them through our esports betting Twitter!
By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to set cookies