Sliding Doors: OPL 2020 Split 2, Superweek

Welcome back to Sliding Doors, where each week we run through the OPL teams with sometimes spicy, sometimes nice if/then takes, and every now and then an additional bonus one around a special topic.

You might be familiar with this concept if you’re an AFL fan, which is where we got the idea. So without further ado, here are your sliding doors for the OPL Split 2, Superweek!

The OPL is a scripted league or maybe just a broken record,

you could probably imagine Avant somehow managing a fifth place finish. It wouldn’t be the first time, but it would arguably be the most incredible heist in their history.

The Chiefs want to prove themselves as a title contender,

Mammoth, Dire Wolves and Legacy is a great barometer to see where this team stands. They’ve had plenty of chances – time to make them count.

You just got used to Dire Wolves getting back to the top,

you should be concerned about their hopes heading into playoffs. It’s been a tough few weeks, and the playoffs run is looking rough.

You were looking into 2021,

this team needs a massive overhaul. It’s not just on the Rift either. Less said the better.

Legacy were looking vulnerable and exposed in the middle of the split,

after six wins on the trot it feels a distant memory. Never doubted them, honestly.

You’d have told me that Mammoth would finish the split with five wins,

I would have told you “you’re dreaming.” Win against Gravitas, and Mammoth deserve praise for how they’ve turned things around.

There’s one thing I’m looking forward to in playoffs from Order,

it’s going to be watching Spawn live-tweeting his heart out. Just go watch his Twitter feed during a CS:GO match and multiply it by ten – that’s what I’m expecting.

Pentanet can finish third,

the hype train will be at full speed. They’ve taken big scalps all split, and now it’s time to see how they fare over a best of five series.

That’s all we have for this week. Check back every Friday for more sliding doors!

The Oceanic Pro League returns today.

ProducerJosh Swift
Andrew Wray
Andrew Wray
One of Snowball's founders, Andrew "Wray Z" Wray is a sports fanatic. Formerly of Riot Games, Andrew has extensive experience when it comes to the OPL, but you'll find him across most games in Oceanic esports.


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