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M3ss's BF4 Beta Cup Round of 8 Predictions

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

It's the Round of 8, and I'm back by unpopular demand with my terribly average prediction abilities (4-3).  I'm looking to do better this round though, and I'm extremely excited for these upcoming matches. We're down to eight undefeated playoff teams now, and each one of them certainly wants a spot in the coveted final four. Unfortunately for me, Epsilon and the artist formerly known as Exertus.EU, now know as hashtagFREE, already played their match with Epsilon taking the victory 2-0. The match was broadcast by BrettFX on CEVO-TV earlier this afternoon, so be on lookout for that replay on the CEVO YouTube channel. In the meantime, let's get with the predictions shall we?

FLOT Gaming vs. Noob's In War

Swing and a miss! Last round, despite the signs and even my gut instincts, I predicted Bottom Frag to keep it together and advance over FLOT Gaming. It turns out that Bottom Frag couldn't even cobble together a full lineup and forfeited the match. As the late great Freddie Mercury put it: Another one bites the dust. It's unfortunate but not all that surprising and I'm sure we'll see some of their players show up on other rosters in the future. FLOT though has punched a free ticket to the Round of 8 with forfeit wins over two previously dominant teams in Nexus.SA and now Bottom Frag. Thus far in these playoffs they haven't been tested and they will certainly be up against it with their opponent, Noob's In War. In another erroneous prediction last round, I had No Mercy Gaming winning a close three-mapper over the Noobs 2-1. The Noobs actually won that match in two straight maps so I have to think they're going to win this match as well. No Mercy was the only team FLOT lost to in the Group Stages, and seeing the Noobs handle No Mercy definitely makes them the favorite in my eyes. Noob's In War 2-0

Sounds Like A Plan vs. Faction eSports

SLAP is on a roll right now as they are completely undefeated in this tournament and coming off of another strong 2-0 win over Assault Team last round. Thanks go out to the fellas in SLAP for giving me my first successful prediction. I said it last round and I'll say it again this round, I think they're one of the top NA teams in the community right now. Although, I'm sure many would say that's not much of an accomplishment with some of the upper echelon NA teams leaving the game. Factions on the other hand is a team with a lot of potential, finishing 5-2 in the Group Stages with solid victories over Team Authority and Mortality Black, and a close win over v2:Actual last round. However, I just don't think they have the firepower to contend with the likes of SLAP at the moment. I expect another impressive win for SLAP as they move on to the final four still undefeated. Sounds Like A Plan 2-0

aXiom Gaming vs. Project Mayhem – m3ss's Match Of The Week

This one's my Match Of The Week and it should be a barnburner! Project Mayhem has consistently proved me wrong this Cup, so much so that I'm beginning to think they have it out for me. They defeated arguably the #1 NA team in first round of the playoffs, Exterus.NA, and followed that up with another solid win over Vivacity last round, in yet another botched prediction by yours truly. Axiom Gaming though, has been battle-tested this season, enduring close matches against Team Crimson and Particle Gaming while remaining undefeated thus far. Despite this undeniable momentum for Project Mayhem, I think it ends tonight with aXiom. They proved me right last round in their comfortable 2-0 victory over Intus Vis, so hopefully they won't let me down tonight. I do expect a three-mapper though, with likely every single round being close, as Project Mayhem will be looking to put another impressive performance on their resume from this Cup. aXiom Gaming 2-1

 

That'll do it for my predictions for this round, but be sure to tune in to the live broadcast with BrettFX and myself tonight on CEVO-TV at http://www.twitch.tv/playcevo2 as we'll be bringing you the Round of 8 in the CEVO Battlefield 4 Beta Cup!

 

Comments

it looks like you missed again M3ss :) mayhem 2-0
it looks like you missed again M3ss :) mayhem 2-0

Brazil

Posted Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 3:42 AM GMT
I love M3sses predictions. Seems like the exact opposite happens in the actual tournament. Now I know Faction is going to win over SLAP :D (j/k)
I love M3sses predictions. Seems like the exact opposite happens in the actual tournament. Now I know Faction is going to win over SLAP :D

(j/k)

Posted Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 2:15 PM GMT
Project Mayhem proved me wrong again! You'd think I would learn my lesson, but I'm sure I'll pick against them next round against Epsilon. I gotta say though, I was very impressed by their performance against aXiom, as it was the first time I got to see them play live.
Project Mayhem proved me wrong again! You'd think I would learn my lesson, but I'm sure I'll pick against them next round against Epsilon. I gotta say though, I was very impressed by their performance against aXiom, as it was the first time I got to see them play live.

The hotter the battle, the sweeter the victory. - Bob Marley

Posted Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 3:12 PM GMT
Yeah they did well but if Axiom practiced 30% of Mayhem, they would've had that game. More importantly, I completely dismiss your prediction on Faction vs SLAP (unbiased opinion of course). I look forward to proving you wrong :) P.S. Good work on the commentating. You bring up good strategic points versus "Player X killed Player Y. Nice shot there. blah blah."
Yeah they did well but if Axiom practiced 30% of Mayhem, they would've had that game. More importantly, I completely dismiss your prediction on Faction vs SLAP (unbiased opinion of course). I look forward to proving you wrong :)

P.S. Good work on the commentating. You bring up good strategic points versus "Player X killed Player Y. Nice shot there. blah blah."

Posted Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 6:10 PM GMT
Thanks Jet! I'm glad you enjoy the casting and commentary. I'm sure proving me wrong on your match's prediction won't be too difficult given how many I've gotten wrong so far. :P The community is certainly in a lot of flux right now, and with the lack of a central scrim hub as well as how spread out some of the teams are (NA/SA/EU), it's tough to keep up with which teams are practicing day-to-day and how they're doing. Most of what I have to go on with predictions are previous matches in CEVO and any other league results. I hope to improve my knowledge of the teams and players in the near future so I can give more accurate predictions and perhaps a bit more insight. I look forward to seeing how the rest of the playoffs shake out though.
Thanks Jet! I'm glad you enjoy the casting and commentary. I'm sure proving me wrong on your match's prediction won't be too difficult given how many I've gotten wrong so far. :P

The community is certainly in a lot of flux right now, and with the lack of a central scrim hub as well as how spread out some of the teams are (NA/SA/EU), it's tough to keep up with which teams are practicing day-to-day and how they're doing. Most of what I have to go on with predictions are previous matches in CEVO and any other league results. I hope to improve my knowledge of the teams and players in the near future so I can give more accurate predictions and perhaps a bit more insight. I look forward to seeing how the rest of the playoffs shake out though.

The hotter the battle, the sweeter the victory. - Bob Marley

Posted Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 6:27 PM GMT
mess should not bet on horses
mess should not bet on horses

Posted Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 9:38 PM GMT
[quote="alexdblade"]mess should not bet on horses [/quote] lol he would be broke...
alexdblade said:mess should not bet on horses

lol he would be broke...

Under tha sea

Posted Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 10:21 PM GMT
[quote="Jet Blazer"]Yeah they did well but if Axiom practiced 30% of Mayhem, they would've had that game. [/quote] if axiom practiced for 15 min a week they woulda have been #1 NA
Jet Blazer said:Yeah they did well but if Axiom practiced 30% of Mayhem, they would've had that game.


if axiom practiced for 15 min a week they woulda have been #1 NA

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Posted Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
[quote="trellaren"][quote="alexdblade"]mess should not bet on horses [/quote] lol he would be broke...[/quote] Haha! You ain't kidding! Hopefully these predictions are at least somewhat entertaining to read regardless of their accuracy. :D
trellaren said:
alexdblade said:mess should not bet on horses

lol he would be broke...


Haha! You ain't kidding! Hopefully these predictions are at least somewhat entertaining to read regardless of their accuracy. :D

The hotter the battle, the sweeter the victory. - Bob Marley

Posted Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 11:25 PM GMT
yea is fun to read , I wish brett would do them as well
yea is fun to read , I wish brett would do them as well

Posted Friday, January 24th, 2014 12:32 AM GMT
[quote="CEVO-TV|m3ss"][quote="trellaren"][quote="alexdblade"]mess should not bet on horses [/quote] lol he would be broke...[/quote] Haha! You ain't kidding! Hopefully these predictions are at least somewhat entertaining to read regardless of their accuracy. :D[/quote] I like reading them also. Lol Mess guess winners bracket brett do losers bracket?
CEVO-TV|m3ss said:
trellaren said:
alexdblade said:mess should not bet on horses

lol he would be broke...


Haha! You ain't kidding! Hopefully these predictions are at least somewhat entertaining to read regardless of their accuracy. :D


I like reading them also. Lol Mess guess winners bracket brett do losers bracket?

Under tha sea

Posted Friday, January 24th, 2014 5:43 AM GMT
[quote="CEVO-TV|m3ss"][quote="trellaren"][quote="alexdblade"]mess should not bet on horses [/quote] lol he would be broke...[/quote] Haha! You ain't kidding! Hopefully these predictions are at least somewhat entertaining to read regardless of their accuracy. :D[/quote] hope this sunday we will prove you wrong one more time ! cheers
CEVO-TV|m3ss said:
trellaren said:
alexdblade said:mess should not bet on horses

lol he would be broke...


Haha! You ain't kidding! Hopefully these predictions are at least somewhat entertaining to read regardless of their accuracy. :D


hope this sunday we will prove you wrong one more time !

cheers

Posted Friday, January 24th, 2014 5:45 AM GMT