Sliding Doors: OPL 2020 Split 2, Playoffs

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 Playoffs!

You’ve missed the playoffs,

you’d be disappointed you couldn’t keep the fifth-placed dream (or meme) alive, but it probably met pre-season expectations.

The Chiefs were hoping to play themselves into a good playoff form,

getting crushed by Mammoth wasn’t a great start. They also lost to their first playoffs opponent in the final week. Ouch.

You’re concerned over the Wolfpack finishing in fifth,

just remember the road to the final is long. They have a mountain to climb, but they could have the luxury to play themselves into form and gain momentum.

Any team needs to go back to the drawing board for 2021,

Gravitas don’t just want, but need to be having some difficult discussions behind closed doors. This year was nothing short of a disaster.

Any team should go to Worlds,

I can’t help but want it to be Legacy. They’ve dominated all year and were denied their first major international appearance. If Worlds goes ahead, they’ve earned it.

There’s a big winner in Split 2 despite not making the playoffs,

it would be Mammoth. This organisation deserves so much credit for turning the ship around and surpassing expectations.

Any team is peaking in form at the right time,

it’s Order. This is the best they’ve looked heading into the playoffs in any split, and I’m very bullish on their chances.

You’re looking at strutting your stuff in your first playoffs campaign,

there’s no better chance than proving your own in a best-of-five. It’s time to see if the Pentanet hype train is worth it.

That’s all we have for this year! Check back next year for the 2021 preseason edition.

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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