Team Spirit look for third straight win to begin Group B play
With back to back wins in their opening two matches, Team Spirit have a shot to remain undefeated in Group B play as they take on HellRaisers for the Intel Extreme Masters XV - New York Online: CIS.
Team Spirit picked up consecutive 2-1 series wins over Gambit Esports and Nemiga Gaming with mir being a stand out performer in both matchups.
Team Spirit is an underrated CIS team comprised of many recognizable names with mir, iDISBALANCE, somedieyoung (sdy) and chopper all on the squad.
Mir looks back on track after struggling during his stint within the Gambit organization, and Team Spirit have a real chance to claim the number one seed from Group B.
IDISBALANCE will have his hands full as the primary AWPer against one of the players with the most experience on HellRaisers in jR.
After two matches HellRaisers sit at 1-1, following up an initial loss to Nemiga Gaming with a victory over Winstrike Team with the latter having the likes of bondik and KrizzeN.
This team came together back in April, with a completely revamped roster outside of Flarich; the only remaining member from the squad that was formerly headed by in-game leader ANGE1.
Both the in-game leading and primary AWPing duties have fallen on the aforementioned jR, who is best known for his stint in Vega Squadron alongside two of his opponents in chopper and mir.
A win here would be absolutely massive for HellRaisers' playoff hopes as they look to gain some separation from the five-way tie at 1-1.
Team Spirit are 1/8 to win the match-up, with HellRaisers available at 9/2.
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