Virtus Pro vs Tyloo : Esports Betting Analysis @ IEM Shanghai 2018

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Introduction

IEM Shanghai 2018 was postponed well into the player break due to certain logistical hurdles. This is one of the first stops in China for the Event organizer. They are looking to tap into the Asian market, especially with their recent appointment of new personnel heading the division. IEM Shanghai features a prize pool of $250,000 and will see eight teams compete at the tournament.

This tournament is aptly called as the race amongst Tier 2 teams, there are so many teams which are striving to break into the top scene. Teams like NRG, Grayhound, Tyloo and Virtus pro are all capable teams. We have seen them cause upsets in the past and create chaos amongst the rankings. But in this tournament, amongst equals, it is going to be a true test for several of these teams.

Broadcast Talent

  • Desk Host:
  • Analysts:
    • Norway vENdetta (Halvor Gulestøl)
    • Denmark Pimp (Jacob Winneche)
    • India Bleh (Sudhen Wahengbam)
  • Observers:
    • United Kingdom Rushly (Alex Rush)
    • Australia MC (Michael Campagna)

Format

  • Group Stage: August 1st – 3rd, 2018
    • Two double-elimination format (GSL) Groups
      • Each group will have 4 teams
      • The group stage is seeded based on the ESL CS:GO World Rankings
    • Opening matches are Bo1
    • All following matches are Bo3
    • The top two teams from each group advance to the Playoffs
  • Playoffs: August 4th – 6th, 2018
    • Single-Elimination bracket
    • All matches are Bo3

Credit to Liquipedia for the Broadcast talent and the format.

Virtus Pro

Virtus Pro Roster:

  • NEO
  • Byali
  • PashaBiceps
  • Michu
  • Morelz

The Virtus Pro team rose to prominence early in Counterstrike Global Offensive. Most of them made their names in CS 1.6. In recent months, however, Virtus Pro has been nowhere near their former glory. The Polish squad has made several changes to their roster including breaking up the original squad.

They brought on Morelz to the team as well as added Michu to their active roster. Now Michu is a player that has been a consistent performer in the Polish scene. He has been under the radar, but that is mostly because the Golden Five was by far the most talented players in the scene. Since there were no players able to live up to their skill level, the Virtus Pro roster of the former did not change. But they would occasionally bring in Michu as a stand-in. As a team, it is important for them to understand and gel well with each other. The time that Michu spent as a stand-in on the roster was obviously a trial period for the team and the player.

However, just today, Virtus Pro announced that they will be adding yet another player to the roster. This is despite the current roster still in contention to advance at IEM Shanghai. This Is obviously because the team does not feel comfortable with the current roster as it is. Snatchie from AGO Gaming is a young and upcoming player. While he has not had many victories to his name, his temperament on the roster is well known. But announcing Snatchie right now also means a death sentence for Morelz time on the roster. It means that Morelz will not be on the active roster.

Virtus Pro has been very aggressive in their gameplay. While it used to work in their earlier iteration, their aggressive gameplay has led to their downfall of late. They are unable to win singular battles and they lose cause of the lack of firepower. Virtus Pro lost to Hellraisers in the Group stage match 16-12. While they did manage to overcome the team in the elimination match, they do not look very strong. The latest news about Snatchie is definite to bring down the team morale.

Tyloo

Tyloo Roster:

  • Somebody
  • Mo
  • DD
  • BnTeT
  • xAccurate

Tyloo is the best Chinese CS GO team for quite some time. While the core roster has seen several changes over the years, Tyloo remained dominant in the scene. Tyloo won against Gambit Gaming in the Group stage of IEM Shanghai 2018. They were quite dominant in their performance.

The biggest improvement for the Tylo roster is the addition of BnTeT to their roster. BnTet is one of the most talented and skilled players from the region. He has maintained a consistent performance throughout the past few months. His ability to maintain a very high KDA irrespective of the opponents is what drives him to become one of the best players in the scene. But unfortunately he is not playing on a top level team and that does not utilize his skills to their maximum potential.

Regardless of these Tyloo is a strong roster. The former roster used a very aggressive stance and would win matches based off their skill alone. When they burst onto the scene, the top teams would constantly be surprised by their brazen and forward attacks. This would create a slight opportunity for Tyloo. They are a team which would win most of their matches. But once the top teams figured them out, the team has since adapted. They have a more strategic approach to their game. This has helped create them into a much stronger team while still maintaining the high level of skill on the roster.

Prediction:

The outcome of this match is not easy to predict. On one hand, we have Virtus Pro who looked good in their match against Hellraisers. However, the news about Snatchie replacing Morelz on the roster is definitely going to come as a shock for the player and the team alike. This will definitely act as a motivating factor for the team. Skill-wise, they are not doing too good, which sees losses with big margins for the Polish squad.

Tyloo, on the other hand, has been accomplishing most of their goals and achievements. The team has been winning most of their recent matches. While mostly they are playing against Australian teams such as Grayhound, Renegades and Tainted Minds, they are still winning them with comfortable margins. The team is looking very strong with a mixture of tactics and firepower.

We recommend a low bet on Tyloo for this match.

Gambit vs Grayhound : Esports Betting Analysis @ IEM Shanghai 2018

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Introduction

IEM Shanghai 2018 was postponed well into the player break due to certain logistical hurdles. This is one of the first stops in China for the Event organizer. They are looking to tap into the Asian market, especially with their recent appointment of new personnel heading the division. IEM Shanghai features a prize pool of $250,000 and will see eight teams compete at the tournament.

This tournament is aptly called as the race amongst Tier 2 teams, there are so many teams which are striving to break into the top scene. Teams like NRG, Grayhound, Tyloo and Virtus pro are all capable teams. We have seen them cause upsets in the past and create chaos amongst the rankings. But in this tournament, amongst equals, it is going to be a true test for several of these teams.

Broadcast Talent

  • Desk Host:
  • Analysts:
    • Norway vENdetta (Halvor Gulestøl)
    • Denmark Pimp (Jacob Winneche)
    • India Bleh (Sudhen Wahengbam)
  • Observers:
    • United Kingdom Rushly (Alex Rush)
    • Australia MC (Michael Campagna)

Format

  • Group Stage: August 1st – 3rd, 2018
    • Two double-elimination format (GSL) Groups
      • Each group will have 4 teams
      • The group stage is seeded based on the ESL CS:GO World Rankings
    • Opening matches are Bo1
    • All following matches are Bo3
    • The top two teams from each group advance to the Playoffs
  • Playoffs: August 4th – 6th, 2018
    • Single-Elimination bracket
    • All matches are Bo3

Credit to Liquipedia for the Broadcast talent and the format.

Gambit Gaming

Gambit Gaming Roster:

  • Dosia
  • Adren
  • Mou
  • Hobbit
  • Mir

Gambit Gaming is the winners of PGL Krakow 2017. The former Major winners were struck with tragedy soon after as Zeus decided to leave the team. The team has not really been strong since then, despite having talented players were able to lead them to victory in the past.

The current Gambit Gaming roster has many components of the former roster, but they have not had anywhere close to the result that the former roster achieved. Dosia, Adren, Mou and Hobbit are household names in the CIS region. Dosia has definitely seen a huge drop in form and is no longer the same brazen attitude player that we are used to seeing in the server. This is also due to his lack of confidence as a player on an individual level.

While this can be said about the remainder of the players as well, the general consensus is that the team lacks the confidence required. This stems from repeated failures in the recent past. Gambit Gamign recently added B1ade as their coach. The coach has helped several superstar players in the recent past and that is something that is going to work for them. However, he just recently joined the team and we don’t expect any big changes from the coach yet. Gambit can improve, but it’s not in this tournament.

Grayhound Gaming

Grayhound Gaming roster:

  • Erkast
  • Dexter
  • Dickstacy
  • Maita
  • Gratisfactoin

The Grayhound roster first appeared on the International scene a few tournaments ago. The team rose to prominence after a spirited performance during IEM sydney. The team is not really the best team in Australia, but they are definitely quite handy. Now, on Paper Grayhound is probably the weaker of the two teams. We have seen Grayhound mostly play in their local scene against the Australian teams.

The star on the team is obviously Gratisfaction. The player is lethal with his AWP often turning the outcome of games on his own. Gratisfaction’s ability to control certain sections of the map ensures that Grayhound have decent spread on the rest of the part. While Grayhound plays extremely aggressive on their CT side, they tend to gather information first on their Terrorist side. Grayhound, is a team that has a much even spread of kills through the leaderboard. While Gratisfaction is often the player at the top, his performance on the team is not something that outclasses the remainder.

Following up close to Gratisfaction and probably the most popular on the team is DickStacy. The player who became famous during IEM Sydney thanks to his unique username is also a force to reckon with in the server. DickStacy has a very aggressive, often risky style of play. Against weaker teams or teams of the same skill level, this works wonders; but when Grayhound are up against stronger teams, this is often their undoing.

The Grayhound roster is not really a world class roster, but they are improving with each passing tournament. They have been able to make a name for themselves partly due to their perofrmance and partly due to their attitude and charisma.

Prediction:

We have to recommend a bet on Grayhound for this match. While Gambit Gaming does seem strong on paper, they don’t really have the necessary confidence to warrant a bet on them. The odds for a Grayhound bet are also much better and that should be a relatively low risk bet for us.

Fnatic vs. Evil Geniuses: Esports Betting Prediction @ DOTA Summit 9

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Tournament Introduction:

The ninth instalment of The Summit is taking place in Los Angeles, where six teams will be testing their strategies and tactics before The International 8 arrives.

Format

  • Group Stage
    • Bo2 Round Robin;
    • Top two teams advance to the Upper Bracket of Playoffs;
    • Bottom four teams advance to the Lower Bracket of Playoffs.
  • Playoffs
    • Double Elimination;
    • All games except Grand Finals are Bo3;
    • Grand Finals is Bo5.

source: liquidpedia.net

Fnatic

 

  • Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao
  • Abed “Abed” Azel Yusop
  • Saahil “UNiVeRsE”Arora
  • Djardel “DJ” Mampusti
  • Johan “pieliedie” Åström

Fnatic’s been meaning to put on a show of force, but it seems to lack that “oumpf!” as game one victories lead to tied matches, rather than 2-0 victories.

Fnatic is strong. Their players are performing really well, with Abed wrecking havoc on Meepo and Storm, but as they go up the NET graph, one mistake can cost them dearly.

Abed has been the highlight in this tournament with some fantastic Meepo plays in their opening game. His presence was not felt until the ~ 20-minute mark, but when once Meepo came and hit, he hit like a truck. Abed’s superior handling of this hero and solid decision making really gave OpTic a run for its money, despite the fact that they were seemingly leading in the early to mid game.

Still, it was not all Meepo or Abed in these past matches. Fnatic’s support and cores, despite giving a few kills, managed to dish out significant punishment throughout the game. Some solid rotations with hard-hitting stunners such as Maiden or Clockwerk were vital to the mounting farm that Fnatic managed to secure each game.

It seems that tournament Fnatic is experimenting with new drafts and even rotating some players out of the usual lanes (Universe mid, Abed rotating from mid to safe and to offlane, EE from support to carry etc.), a fact that might explain why Fnatic can’t seem to secure a 2-0.  The “experimental” stuff always happen in game, where the team struggles the most.

Evil Geniuses

  • Artour “Arteezy” Babaev
  • Sumail “Suma1L” Hassan
  • Gustav “s4” Magnusson
  • Andreas “Cr1t-” Nielsen
  • Tal “Fly”Aizik

EG’s returning plays are promising as Sumail’s mid-presence recalls the days of glory that made EG, alongside other factors, a TI champion.

Although we have yet to see EG face-off against a more demanding opponent, what we’ve seen so far in the first day of the DOTA Summit 9 Group Stage has us wanting for more.

EG is checking a lot of boxes when it comes to making good play-by-play decisions, rotating naturally between farming, applying pressure and securing objective around the map, although this view might be slightly inflated by the slightly lower tier in which they are playing in, at the moment.

Sumail’s positioning has been fairly spot on, so far, although we saw some moments of overconfidence and risky dives for some kills that were neither needed, nor really worth the consequence of dying.

We have high hopes for this team. It seems that these past few moments were put into enhancing the new team synergy and creating proper conditions for its players to fully execute some highly entertaining and impressive plays.

OpTic Gaming vs. Evil Geniuses: Esports Betting Prediction @ DOTA Summit 9

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Tournament Introduction:

The ninth instalment of The Summit is taking place in Los Angeles, where six teams will be testing their strategies and tactics before The International 8 arrives.

Format

  • Group Stage
    • Bo2 Round Robin;
    • Top two teams advance to the Upper Bracket of Playoffs;
    • Bottom four teams advance to the Lower Bracket of Playoffs.
  • Playoffs
    • Double Elimination;
    • All games except Grand Finals are Bo3;
    • Grand Finals is Bo5.

source: liquidpedia.net

OpTic Gaming

 

  • Sweden Per “Pajkatt” Olsson Lille
  • USA Quinn “CC&C” Callahan
  • Israel Neta “33” Shapira
  • Sweden Ludwig “zai” Wahlberg
  • USA Peter “ppd” Dager

OpTic Gaming’s recent ability to adapt to certain line-ups could prove to a path worth investing in. Also, the team’s coordination in fights is looking better and better after each game, which could lead to OpTic Gaming becoming a favourable contender in the upcoming TI.

33 and zai prove to quite a fearsome combination in the laning phase, as 33’s recent early-game aggression with Necrophos (aided by zai’s Skywrath Mage) really put the heat onto EE and pieliedie for the first ten minutes. 33’s creeping pestilence is what we would’ve like to see going into the mid-game, but with a crippled top and mid lane, the game quickly turned in favour of Fnatic.

OpTic Gaming’s aforementioned adaptability to the opponents draft came into play the second game:  game 1 had Meepo, played by Abed, come in to sweep a fairly unprepared OpTiC, but the second game started with a strong „anti-meepo” and resilient draft coming for the black and green squad.

And it worked, although with some failing here and there, OpTic Gaming managed to withstand most of the early game onslaught (even bringing some fights in the top lane)  and the „crashing tide” that was Meepo in game 1, turned more into a breeze-blown wave by minute 20.
The dramatic shift of pace from one game to another should encourage OpTic to further experiment with counter-draftings that can execute to shut down the star player of a team, although only focusing on these kinds of strats could end up handicapping them. We hope they find the right balance and see even more aces up their sleeves.

Evil Geniuses

  • Artour “Arteezy” Babaev
  • Sumail “Suma1L” Hassan
  • Gustav “s4” Magnusson
  • Andreas “Cr1t-” Nielsen
  • Tal “Fly”Aizik

EG’s returning plays are promising as Sumail’s mid-presence recalls the days of glory that made EG, alongside other factors, a TI champion.

Although we have yet to see EG face-off against a more demanding opponent, what we’ve seen so far in the first day of the DOTA Summit 9 Group Stage has us wanting for more.

EG is checking a lot of boxes when it comes to making good play-by-play decisions, rotating naturally between farming, applying pressure and securing objective around the map, although this view might be slightly inflated by the slightly lower tier in which they are playing in, at the moment.

Sumail’s positioning has been fairly spot on, so far, although we saw some moments of overconfidence and risky dives for some kills that were neither needed, nor really worth the consequence of dying.

We have high hopes for this team. It seems that these past few moments were put into enhancing the new team synergy and creating proper conditions for its players to fully execute some highly entertaining and impressive plays.

OpTic Gaming vs. paiN Gaming: Esports Betting Prediction @ DOTA Summit 9

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Tournament Introduction:

The ninth instalment of The Summit is taking place in Los Angeles, where six teams will be testing their strategies and tactics before The International 8 arrives.

Format

  • Group Stage
    • Bo2 Round Robin;
    • Top two teams advance to the Upper Bracket of Playoffs;
    • Bottom four teams advance to the Lower Bracket of Playoffs.
  • Playoffs
    • Double Elimination;
    • All games except Grand Finals are Bo3;
    • Grand Finals is Bo5.

source: liquidpedia.net

OpTic Gaming

 

  • Sweden Per “Pajkatt” Olsson Lille
  • USA Quinn “CC&C” Callahan
  • Israel Neta “33” Shapira
  • Sweden Ludwig “zai” Wahlberg
  • USA Peter “ppd” Dager

OpTic Gaming’s recent ability to adapt to certain line-ups could prove to a path worth investing in. Also, the team’s coordination in fights is looking better and better after each game, which could lead to OpTic Gaming becoming a favourable contender in the upcoming TI.

33 and zai prove to quite a fearsome combination in the laning phase, as 33’s recent early-game aggression with Necrophos (aided by zai’s Skywrath Mage) really put the heat onto EE and pieliedie for the first ten minutes. 33’s creeping pestilence is what we would’ve like to see going into the mid-game, but with a crippled top and mid lane, the game quickly turned in favour of Fnatic.

OpTic Gaming’s aforementioned adaptability to the opponents draft came into play the second game:  game 1 had Meepo, played by Abed, come in to sweep a fairly unprepared OpTiC, but the second game started with a strong „anti-meepo” and resilient draft coming for the black and green squad.

And it worked, although with some failing here and there, OpTic Gaming managed to withstand most of the early game onslaught (even bringing some fights in the top lane)  and the „crashing tide” that was Meepo in game 1, turned more into a breeze-blown wave by minute 20.
The dramatic shift of pace from one game to another should encourage OpTic to further experiment with counter-draftings that can execute to shut down the star player of a team, although only focusing on these kinds of strats could end up handicapping them. We hope they find the right balance and see even more aces up their sleeves.

paiN Gaming

  • Brazil William “hFn” Medeiros
  • Romania Aliwi “w33” omar
  • Brazil Otavio “tavo” Gabriel
  • Brazil Danylo “Kingrd” Nascimento
  • Brazil Heitor “Duster” Pereira

paiN Gaming’s still struggling to turn their early-game advantage into anything meaningful in the later stages of the game. While some players can, individually, push the odds in their favour, it seems that is far from enough for the team to succeed.

The Brazilian squad has a rough time gaining any control of the mid-game, due to a  somewhat unintentional reliance on individual players to succed. In their latest matchups, we saw some moments of greatness coming from paiN, but also a fair amount of mistakes, misplays and bad positioning that closely followed the previous and these hurt the most.

w33’s been a dominating presence in all games, be it in-lane or in teamfights as well as tavo, but it seems that paiN Gaming’s individual prowess doesn’t translate at all into team success. paiN’s chaotic wandering and the sometimes confusing positioning end up rendering all that farm that it’s players gathered pointless, as the enemy team can recover from one or two botched teamfights.

It saddens us to see these kinds of developments, but we are hopeful that paiN Gaming can improve their act before TI.