Unfortunately I don't see Blank winning this.
I think this match is really good insight for the World Cup overall. While Flash Wolves/Taiwan are very good, they're nowhere near untouchable, as shown by Blank/Australia being able to take maps off them. I think both will be very good teams during the world cup but may/may not be able to overcome super-teams in their respective groups such as USA or Sweden.
Gotta remember as well that Blank were a genuinely top team in the tank meta. They're one of the few to find their feet after transitioning to dive and be able to still hang at the top of their respective scene, but it's still a move downwards I think because they were previously pretty far ahead of the other OPC teams.
People need to realize it's round 2 of BO7, the actual score is 8:2 from the both BO7, its take 2nd round to figured out some stuff to work against flash wolves. So I don't think world cup gonna let you have so many rounds to come up with strategy for comeback.
Right but FW has been destroying their opponents for a while now so there's no surprise in the score line here, over the course of the tournament FW won the total map score 18-5.
I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to point out because they were going to play a minimum of two rounds so you'd expect some progress at some point no? In any case, even if it did take the 2nd Bo7 for Blank to figure out a way to, once again, get maps off FW since their first match on that first week they still did.
It didn't translate into a match win but in the end the scoreline is the scoreline.