Group Stage: Week 5
SK Gaming Prime vs PENTA 1860
Tuesday, June 28, sees the first day match of the fifth week of the Prime League Summer 2022 Group Stage Tournament. SK Gaming Prime and PENTA 1860 will clash in this match.
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SK Gaming Prime: Time to come out on top
SK Gaming Prime started the first week with a loss against Wave Esports. The guys were also supposed to finish this week with a loss, but in a tense battle, SK Gaming Prime was able to snatch victory from UOL Sexy Edition. The second week started with a loss to Schalke 04, but a win, against BIG, at the end of the week put the boys up 2-2. In the third week, SK Gaming Prime started with a win against MOUZ. On the second game day, the boys met with Eintracht Spandau, who they could defeat in a tight encounter, thus breaking their win streak. In week four the boys met E WIE EINFACH and GamerLegion. E WIE EINFACH was unable to face win-hungry SK Gaming Prime. On the second game day, SK Gaming Prime easily defeated GamerLegion, coming out on top with a 6-2 score close to first place in the overall standings. In week five, SK Gaming Prime will face PENTA 1860 and Wave Esports, who occupy the last lines of the overall standings.
SK Gaming Prime is SK Gaming's academic squad, but they too have been performing very well. 2019 was a year of dominance in the Prime League for SK Gaming Prime. They finished 2nd in all but the summer splits, and SK Gaming Prime snatched silver at the EU Masters, which took place before the summer split. But after these achievements, there was a sharp decline. They are in 5th-8th place in the summer, and in 2020 they are already in 9th-10th place in both splits. They have to play qualifiers to get back into the Prime League. By the way, they've had no problems with that. SK Gaming Prime has had an average performance in the league itself, finishing 5th-6th in the spring and winter and 4th in the summer.
This season, SK Gaming Prime had 4 substitutions, leaving only Alois from the old line-up. The spring season was not the most successful for the renewed squad, but the guys came together quite strongly in the last 2 weeks. The only problem was that they got together too late. After finishing in 7th place, SK Gaming Prime missed the playoffs of the spring split one step away. Before the summer split, the organization changed midleaders and support staff.
PENTA 1860: Their losing streak is interrupted
This split did not start well for PENTA 1860. In the opening match, against Schalke 04, the boys went toe-to-toe the entire game, PENTA even managed to take the lead towards the end of the game, but two unfortunate fights ended the game in favor of Schalke 04. The second encounter against E WIE EINFACH went from behind the whole time, but PENTA 1860 always had chances to turn the game over, which they did not take advantage of. In the second week, the boys faced two resounding defeats against MOUZ and Eintracht Spandau. The third week also started with a defeat, only this time by E WIE EINFACH. They closed the third week with a match against GamerLegion. Before the match, both teams were 0-5, but equal in level opponent did not give PENTA 1860 confidence.
Consequently, they, had not won a single victory at the end of three weeks,. The fourth week for the boys will be against some pretty weak teams. Unicorns Of Love SE and Wave Esports will try to extend the PENTA 1860's lose-streak. UoL SE managed to beat the guys, but Wave Esports could not repeat this success. Thus PENTA 1860 interrupted their lose-streak of seven games in a row. In week five, PENTA 1860 will face SK Gaming Prime and Schalke 04, battling for the top spot in the overall standings.
PENTA 1860 hit the Prime League seasons back in 2018, but then a maximum of the 5th-8th place kept the team until the 2020 season when they had to play in the first division all season. It was the easiest season for this squad, as with 3 first-place finishes in all three phases, they qualified for the major league for the 2021 season. After losing their first match to SK Gaming Prime 3-0 on the maps, PENTA 1860 had no chance of suffering another defeat. They could win their remaining two matches and qualify for the Prime League. In the spring split, the squad finished 7th in the overall standings, but in the summer split, they made it to the second position and qualified for the EU Masters, finishing in 13th-16th place. Winter split also failed. Taking 7-8th place, PENTA 1860 ensured itself a pass to the next season, which has already begun preparing. PENTA 1860 took 8th place in the spring split of 2022, but they decided to change their midlaner only for the summer split.
Expert Betting Tips
In this match, I will take a handicap 1 (-10.5) kills for 1.83.
I'll also take Total Under 26.5 kills for 1.83.
And I'll bet on the map duration under 30 minutes for 1.75.