Hi everyone, RunInSquares here. I know that being a foreign event, MLG is usually LastRedCoat’s territory, but he is actually going to be out of the office this weekend in order to attend MLG Orlando! Pictured above are the signs he will be holding up while there. If you’re going to be at the event, feel free to say hi to him. Additionally, you can tweet him @LastRedCoat. You can also tweet me throughout the event (or at any time, especially if you are in Seoul and want to say hi to me at a GSL event by tweeting @RunInSquares).
And without further ado, here are the [updated] predictions for MLG Orlando from Members Only Crew! The predictions below are only based on the pools as they currently stand and as we have seen, are likely to be inaccurate when a particularly skilled player makes it through the open bracket.
1st- Player from Open Bracket
We’re going to go out on a limb to predict an open bracket player taking this group which seems relatively easy. Their biggest competition will be IdrA who has recently been coming back into form. Will he have enough to top his group? We will see.
It doesn’t matter which open bracket player makes it into this group, having Puma and Bomber in the group essentially locks it down and makes it easy to call. Bomber has to be the favorite to win this tournament, and while it is almost a certainty he will take his group, it is entirely possible that he will not claim the first place prize so easily.
HongUn as well as his teammate MarineKing will both see large amounts of success in this tournament. The only player that has a chance against HongUn in his pool is Rain.
I have to agree with LastRedCoat’s predictions last time. While July will be a tough battle for MC, I believe he can edge him out to take second in the group. After seeing MC’s impressive showing in the group stage of IPL last weekend, I have confidence that he will beat HuK as well.
Players to watch:
MarineKingPrime.WE- The man wearing the patch of Reddit, MarineKing will almost certainly smash through the open bracket and we will get the pleasure of seeing several broadcasted matches from him.
Stephano- After IPL, it became clear that Stephano is a foreigner force to be reckoned with. Look for him to place possibly as high as the top 10.
And of course, I’m sure LastRedCoat would like me to mention DeMusliM’s name here. We here at Members Only Crew (especially those of us with ties to the British Isles) will be pulling for him this weekend.
Have a good time watching MLG Orlando this coming weekend, everyone!