After a great first week of League Play action in Throwdown Esports’ OCE Championship, it’s time to look forward to this weekend’s action. Here are my predictions for what could happen during Sunday’s League Play, alongside the team rosters and current standings.

Team Rosters

Chiefs ESC
Drippay
Jake
Torsos

Tainted Minds
CJCJ
Julz
Kamii

Dark Sided
Dumbo
Express
Shadey

Legacy Esports
Cyrix
Delusion
Siki

Love Decks
Addzey
Montyconnor
CJM

JAM Gaming
Bango
Decka
Walcott

Retirement Home
Daze
Ellusive
Kia

Legs are Silly
Plitz
Sammy
ZeN


Current Standings

Standing

Team

Sets Played

Game Count

Set Count

1st

Legacy Esports

2/7

6-1

2-0

2nd

Dark Sided

2/7

6-2

2-0

3rd

JAM Gaming

1/7

3-0

1-0

4th

Chiefs ESC

1/7

3-2

1-0

5th

Love Decks

2/7

3-6

0-2

6th

Retirement Home

1/7

1-3

0-1

7th

Legs are Silly

2/7

1-6

0-2

8th

Tainted Minds

1/7

0-3

0-1

Match 1: Legs are Silly vs Retirement Home
Prediction: 1-3

Retirement Home has only played once so far, and will get their chance this weekend to push themselves up the ladder a bit during League Play. While they were effectively dismantled last weekend against a very strong Legacy Esports side, I can’t see them falling to newcomers Legs are Silly, who are currently sitting below them on the ladder with only one win in seven matches.

Match 2: Tainted Minds vs Retirement Home
Prediction: 3-2

I can see this series being a much closer contest than the one prior, with both teams looking to better disappointing results from last weekend. Of course, as this is a best of 5 ruleset, I can see this one going to 2-2, and for Tainted Minds to take the win in the end. This could well be the closest match of the weekend, and I have an inkling Tainted Minds will just scrape by — it’ll be very close, though!

Match 3: Tainted Minds vs Chiefs ESC
Prediction: 1-3

Chiefs were very lucky to beat out a resolute Love Decks last weekend — only winning 3-2 overall in the series — and will be looking at a big series win against Tainted Minds. Traditionally these two sides have put on some cracking contests, but I think Chiefs will be the ones to pull through fairly convincingly in the end after starting off well in the competition.

Match 4: JAM Gaming vs Chiefs ESC
Prediction: 2-3

JAM Gaming produced a major upset last weekend when they 3-0’d Tainted Minds, and I’m certain they’ll be taking that momentum with them into this series. However, Chiefs are a completely different ballgame when they’re on song with one another, and after a series to warm up I can only see one outcome — a solid Chiefs win. Needless to say, I still expect this one to be a closely fought contest, and for JAM to put up more than a bit of a fight to keep in it.

Match 5: JAM Gaming vs Dark Sided
Prediction: 2-3

Once again, I expect this series to be a really close contest between JAM Gaming and Dark Sided. Dark Sided — who are currently undefeated after beating out both Love Decks and Legs are Silly — will be looking to gain a big win to continue their climb up the OCE Championship ladder, though it’ll be a tough one. Both teams will need to bring their best to oust each other, but in the end I think Dark Sided will finish up with a big series win.

Match 6: Love Decks vs Legacy Esports
Prediction: 1-3

I’m not predicting any clean sweeps this weekend in the OCE Championship, and while Legacy played with such desire and passion last week I still think they’re going to have their hands full with a very solid Love Decks side. I do expect Legacy to win this one, in the end, but it could well be a bit closer than most expect.


So there are my predictions for this weekend’s set of games in the OCE Championship! You can catch all of the action from 11am AEDT on Sunday via Throwdown Esports’ Twitch channel.