HeroesHearth Esports 2 vs Luna Meow 0
Luna Meow I think are the weakest team at the MSB and HeroesHearth are on a tear lately; I can’t see anything but a 2-0 to HeroesHearth.
Gen.G 2 versus TheOne 0
Gen.G are many people’s favourites to win the MSB and TheOne are the weaker Chinese team at MSB, another 2-0 to the favourite in this case Gen.G.
Team Dignitas 1 Tempest 1
Dignitas must be the favourite here, looking in great form whilst Tempest limped to the end of their season. Tempest (when they click though) are a contender for the best team fighting team at MSB and I think against a cagey Dignitas in their first MSB game, they will take a game off them.
Fnatic 1 Mindfreak 1
This prediction is probably going to surprise a lot of people as I have Mindfreak (a ‘minor’ region team) taking a point off EU’s second seed. This I think misses two factors. Firstly, Fnatic are making two changes after MSB and one of their players BadBenny is playing a role at MSB that he won’t be after. Secondly, I think Mindfreak are really good thanks to regular ANZ play and have become internationally competitive; I think they if they can adapt to meta they will be a dark horse to qualify from their group.
CE 1 Method 1
Method are another EU team making changes after MSB which I think will be disruptive for their preparation/play at MSB. Whilst CE are comfortably the best Chinese team at MSB and they have their full roster. Expect CE to surprise Method with an all-in team fighting style and unusual draft and split the series 1-1.
Tempo Storm 0 Ballistix 2
I generally am unsure how well Tempo Storm will do this tournament. They look great on paper and have some skilled players with a superb coach. But I think Ballsitix with their international pedigree will be too good for them. While I hope for Tempo to take a game, I think they will lose 0-2.
Team Dignitas 2 Method 0
This season Dignitas has looked head and shoulders above the rest of Europe. Their team is playing well and their members unchanged for next season. I can’t see anything but a 2-0 to Snitch and co. as they finish day 1 well.
Hoofit has been following Heroes Esports since 2016 and has enjoyed watching and writing about Heroes especially since HGC has come about. He is fortunate enough to have gone to 2 events live and met some great people at those events. He has followed Team Liquid since they were mYinsanity and still supports them despite their recent downturn. Having graduated from an English university he now works there to fund his need for Heroes of the Storm merchandise.