I think SXP's homefield is actually going to work to their disadvantage in this matchup. Map16 is a classic that everyone has experience on, and I think BST will excel more than people might think on that map with their extremely fluid teamwork ability. SXP has a better chance of winning on BST's homefield IMO, and will need to lock down a win early on in order to keep up with BST's stamina. I can easily see SXP winning a round and maybe even bringing one to a tie, but in the end I think BST's chemistry that earned them first seed will propel them to the Championship in a thrilling 5-round match.
Game of the week is definitely going to TPT vs SUC, this game will be intense. Both teams have solid rosters, with SUC being armed with the strongest duo in the league, and I'm curious to see how Ralph and Jwar adapt to Tai's powerful troupe. This match is definitely going to be maximizing on homefield advantages, as SUC chose the same homefield from last season where they were defeated by eventual champions TKV despite starting the match 2-0. Ironically enough, Tai chose the same homefield as TKV did last season as well, so this will be a chance for Ralph to redeem his semi-final loss last season on the same two maps. That being said, it will be a tough challenge for SUC to take down TPT on Map08. TPT absolutely tore GPS to shreds on Map08 in the quarter-finals last week, so I expect to see them having a huge advantage on their homefield. SUC does have the weak link in Souler, but he's still a capable enough player that Ralph/Jwar won't have to worry about making too many mistakes. TPT's major challenge will be securing wins on SUC's homefield, if they can sneak away with a win in the first two rounds, I expect to see a victory for TPT as I don't see them losing on Map08. In the end, I see SUC winning the first round, TPT bouncing back with a victory round two, then handily defeating SUC on Map08 in back-to-back round wins, securing their ticket to the Championship to face BST.