2020 Summer – Week 1 – Predictions

We are back at it again with another exciting season of the UTProLeague. This Summer season features new teams, and both returning champions of season 2019 Winter as well 2020 Spring who are league’s favorites once again. Several teams compete for the 3rd and 4th place, so every week tests the players’ endurance.

This 2020 Summer season changed the division format: the 2 divisions – Epic and Challenger – merged into one big division. So let’s start with the predictions of week 1!

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Sons of War vs Masters of War

Predictions

96% vs 4%

Iska:

Our first match will be with Sons of War (SoW) that we know from the previous seasons in epic divisions.

SoW have changed their lineup each season, and season 3 is no exception. They recruited dion2k5 who played for Limited Edtion (L3). dion is a very strong fragger in my opinion and will be for sure an asset for SoW in the TDM games. They also recruited NubikRubik who is also a familiar face to the team, Nubik is a very strong and smart player, and have managed to pull wins against some of the best European duelers, and I am sure he can do it aswell in the UTPL. I’d say keep an eye on him. Last but not least they also shockingly recruited Iska (me) which for many might be a surprise due to his disputes with the SoW leader, however he is more motivated than ever and has trained hard for this season.

SoW will face off the called MoW (MastersOfWar) who played in the challenger division before. MoW also changed their lineup and have gotten pOwNx and dragn in. I’d think with pOwNx and Fastbreak in their duels and Memphis and Gek in TDM they are well-rounded and might cause some trouble. However, I still think that SoW will pull the longest straw and win 5-0 against their fellow clanmates. SoW seems too strong for MoW and they also have the ambition of getting that 3rd place. Now is the chance for them to earn some league points. I will keep an eye on NubikRubik vs pownx since I feel that duel could be very interesting and possible end in a tiebreak.

inceptos:

SoW is coming into this season looking for some retribution after placing 6th in the Epic Division in season 2. They have a strong TDM lineup that just simply outmatches that of MoW’s. The matchup to watch out for here is NubikRubik vs pOwNx, which could very well go to a tiebreaker. However, going off their match history it’s more likely that Nubik will pull out a win affording his team a 5-0 victory.

Further prediction score contributors: MΛtt, MikeyVike, Phantaci

 

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Saints and Sinners vs LATAM

Predictions

96% vs 4%

Iska:

Our second match, we will see the S2 champions facing some of South America’s strongest players. sas got new blood In their team with the old cc captain rrreav who is a very strong dueler and tdm player. I am sure he will do all he can to win this season with sas. He will fill frag^m’s player slot in the 2020 Summer season who is occupied with real life. Also the absence of znatch will be felt in the line-ups which might be a drawback.

The South Americans got very good timing and teamplay, and most importantly they recruited Matt who played previously for Absolute. LATAM really surprised me in the past season’s Challenger Division and I’m sure they will surprise again. I think LATAM are more experienced with high ping than my European fellas from sas, so I am sure it won’t be a walk in the park for any team.

I predict that sas still will pull it off in the end, with LATAM going really close to taking off maps.

Match to watch out for: I really look forward to see Matt duel what I believe will be s1ay, I have seen Matt duel in the online world cup and he really surprised me with his amazing skills I cant wait to see this clash.

inceptos:

The winners of UTPL season 2 and runner-ups of season 1, sas is the favorite to win against LATAM and for good reason. This isn’t to say that LATAM can’t hold their own, as this season they’ve upgraded their lineup by acquiring Matt. LATAM’s best chance of taking a point from sas is in the duel match between Matt and s1aY. This is going to be an exciting match between two high level duelers, but I favor s1aY winning this and maintaining his undefeated streak in UTPL duel matches.

Further prediction score contributors: MΛtt, MikeyVike, Phantaci

 

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DRUCKWELLE vs Sons of Death

Predictions

84% vs 16%

Iska:

DW are the runners-ups of last season’s Challenger Division and look really scary this season. They recruited some of the cc players: d3ity a solid tdm player and a dueler aswell and rePewt another great player duel player. Watch out for this team. With a strong 4v4 and even stronger duelers anything can happen.

They will battle SonsofDeath captained by Memphis. This team looks very interesting with Ag-V, mighty and clinic in. I am sure they can give us a surprise or maybe 2. However it will still be a big task against their opponents who took some steroids during the break leading up to the 2020 Summer season. I think SoD can only surprise vs DW, However I think DW still will win this despite the effort from SoD.

Matches to watch out for: The 2v2 and one of the duels will be very interesting. I think Memphis+clinic gonna face off vs Mewfin+Skandalouz and I think SoD might pull it off against them, I know they are both very experienced tdm players. When Ag_V has a good day, he is able to do some magic and I am sure he would love to show some of that magic to the duelers from dw.

inceptos:

Considering SoD is an entirely new team, this might be the most interesting match of the day where we see what they can do. Druckwelle’s potential this season is somewhat unknown as well. They lost their star player from last season Vo3 and in his stead have picked up alfer in addition to former Crowd Control players rePete and d3itY. In the end dw’s lineup looks stronger in both 4v4 and duels. The outcome of the 2v2 match likely depends on whether or not we see d3itY play. Either way, it is quite possible that we see SoD earn a point here. Final prediction is 5-0 or 4-1 for dw.

Further prediction score contributors: MΛtt, MikeyVike, Phantaci

 

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Mesa vs Masters of War

Predictions

88% vs 12%

Iska:

Now to the first American team, and what a team. The winners of the 2020 Spring Challenger Division is now ready to face bigger threats, and they look solid with a modified lineup with s!r in the team from Absolute who will do some magic in his duel games. Mark my words when I say this team is very strong, its not for fun they are seeded #3 in this season. Their 2v2 with ItsWaisty and Inceptos is very strong, and a powerful 4v4 aswell + not forget their duelers with exitnextright and sir… I am glad that I’m not starting this season against these guys.

However the team who do start against them is SonsofDeath captained by Caronte and with a lot of French players from ictf and 2k4, this will be very interesting to see how they gonna pull this off vs their opponents who only look stronger than before. I predict a 5-0 for the NA-boys they just look too strong for the new team that also come from the SoW clan.

Matches to watch out for: I think if Caronte will duel for MoD which I personally think is a very good idea since he is super strong and will do a good job vs either sir or exit.

Further prediction score contributors: MΛtt, MikeyVike, Phantaci

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