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ENCE vs Optic Gaming: Esports Betting Analysis @ Starseries & I-League Season 6

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Starseries & I-League will see several really good teams in attendance. These teams have shown us their skill ceiling during the previous few tournaments. It will be interesting to see them match up against each other, especially in the absence of Top tier teams like Faze Clan, Astralis and Na’Vi.

This tournament features a prize pool of $300,000 and had sixteen teams in attendance. The initial Group stage of the tournament was a BO1 Swiss format style with even the Round 5 matches being Best of One matches. We already have the top eight teams qualified to the Playoffs. The Playoff bracket matches will be Best of Three matches and single elimination format.

StarSeries & I-League Season 6 will be held at the Kiev Cybersport Arena. The 1500 Sq metres venue has been a staple in Esports events and has a lot of experience when it comes to hosting esports events. The remaining teams at the event present a mixture of several new rosters as well as well-established teams. The playoff brackets are already out and we have a couple of amazing matchups coming up in the next few days.

Broadcast.

Format

Group Stage: October 7th – 11th, 2018

    • 16 Team Swiss System Format
    • All matches are Bo1
    • Top 8 Teams proceed to the Playoffs
    • Bottom 8 Teams are eliminated
    • Click here for a detailed explanation of the Swiss System format

Playoffs: October 12th – 14th, 2018

  • Single-Elimination Bracket
  • All matches (excl. the final) are Bo3
  • The Grand Final is Bo5

The Prize Distribution at the event is as follows:

  • 1st Place : $125,000
  • 2nd Place : $50,000
  • 3rd-4th Place: $25,000

The remaining teams get lower amounts of money as well. You can find more information of the format, prize pool and schedule at Liquipedia.

ENCE esports vs Optic Gaming

ENCE

ENCE roster:

  • Allu
  • AleksiB
  • Aerial
  • Sergej
  • xSeven

The Finnish roster has shown us a dominance in their quarterfinal match against BIG Gaming. Despite being so young, ENCE has remained capable of putting out big tactics and being the superior team when it comes to their positioning and firepower.

Allu and Sergej are usually the top fraggers on this team throughout the tournament. The veteran and the youngster combination has provided ENCE with several winning rounds. Allu has been very consistent with the AWP throughout the tournament often even hitting shots through the smoke. Allu’s performance does take some time to go through which is evident in the way his score reflects in the game. Even in the quarterfinals, Allu was underperforming in the first map but later picked up steam to start steamrolling his opponents. Along with his individual skill, Allu also provides insight into the team’s composure often ensuring that the entire roster is on one page. As a type of mentor, it takes a lot of pressure off AleksiB who can focus on ensuring decent strategies and his individual performance.

Sergej also has been quite underwhelming on the big stage till now. His group and online performance are one of the best in the industry, however, it does seem that pressure gets to him especially on LAN. If ENCE are to continue their current form and have a good performance at Starseries & I-League Season 6, they need Sergej to start performing better. He remains a player with exceptional aim and positioning.

The one man who brings the entire roster together is AleksiB with his In Game leadership. He has a very deep strat book yet is always able to pull out the best and most effective strategies against their opponents. Apart from his tactics, AleksiB is one of the most explosive In GAme Leaders in recent times. It is not uncommon to see him take the reins of the round in his own hands via a quick Vent rush on Nuke. BIG Gaming was caught out unawares on two occasions where AleksiB was down in the B Bomb site and BIG had no idea about it. In both the rounds,   initial frag was crucial to secure ENCE the round win and ultimately the map.

The Finnish organisation has supported local players for a long time. Despite being a region with exceptional talent, Finland has not really produced any legendary Counter-Strike teams. This is their opportunity to create a Finnish team which can truly develop the scene and provide a boost to the grassroots scene as well. ENCE will face off against Optic Gaming in the semifinals at Starseries & I-League Season 6.

Optic Gaming

Optic Gaming roster:

  • K0nfig
  • CajunB
  • Snappi
  • Jugi
  • Niko

Optic Gaming has made its presence felt in Tier 2 European scene after putting forth some great results. Most of these results have been possible because of the influx of skill and talent on this roster. Niko\s return from North Gaming provided the adequate boost that the Optic Gaming squad requires. Niko, for his part on North gaming, has come back with considerable experience and expertise of playing against top teams. He does not rush out and put his own team at risk with his positioning, but we see a very calculated response from the player. He is very efficient with his movement and grenade usage which makes him all the more effective in clutch situations.

Optic Gaming has a plethora of talented individuals on this roster. Each player on this team has been on Tier 1 Danish squad [ read current Astralis] in some form or the other. K0nfig is a very brazen player often not afraid to make risky plays to secure an advantage for the team. His ability to push through smokes and lock down the opponents’ set strategies is what makes him a real threat to any team. He has great synergy and coordination with the rest of the team and even if he goes down, it is often because the rest of the team is backing him up.

Optic Gaming has not appeared in many LAN tournaments after Nko\s return. This will be the perfect opportunity for them to start building their legacy. For now, optic does seem to somewhat lack coordination especially with the new member on their roster. They need to start building their map pool and ensure a good start to the series in the map veto itself. However, the team is built around fragging and they include some of the best Tier 2 talents in the scene.

Prediction:

While Optic does look strong on paper, the lack of proper coordination and synergy is plainly evident, especially on CT heavy maps. They are often caught unawares due to either lack of communication or lack of preparation. We have seen amazing individual performances from almost every player of the Danish squad and that is the saving grace for the roster.

ENCE esports, on the other hand, has shown us a very talented and skilled roster. Their match yesterday should have ended in 2-0 victory, especially since they were up 15-11 at one point. But BIG was able to  make a comeback and take the map to Overtime and win. This did not deter the ENCE roster as they made an even stronger comeback on the second map. ENCE looked very dominant and had great control over their economy. One of the biggest flaws of even the top teams in the scene is their inability to correctly estimate their economy and how a force buy could cripple them in the rounds to come.

For now, we recommend a medium bet on ENCE as they have looked very dominant at Starseries & I-League Season 6.

 

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Optic Gaming vs Renegades: Esports Betting Analysis @ Starseries & I-League Season 6

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Starseries & I-League will see several really good teams in attendance. These teams have shown us their skill ceiling during the previous few tournaments. It will be interesting to see them match up against each other, especially in the absence of Top tier teams like Faze Clan, Astralis and Na’Vi.

This tournament features a prize pool of $300,000 and had sixteen teams in attendance. The initial Group stage of the tournament was a BO1 Swiss format style with even the Round 5 matches being Best of One matches. We already have the top eight teams qualified to the Playoffs. The Playoff bracket matches will be Best of Three matches and single elimination format.

StarSeries & I-League Season 6 will be held at the Kiev Cybersport Arena. The 1500 Sq metres venue has been a staple in Esports events and has a lot of experience when it comes to hosting esports events. The remaining teams at the event present a mixture of several new rosters as well as well-established teams. The playoff brackets are already out and we have a couple of amazing matchups coming up in the next few days.

Broadcast.

Format

Group Stage: October 7th – 11th, 2018

    • 16 Team Swiss System Format
    • All matches are Bo1
    • Top 8 Teams proceed to the Playoffs
    • Bottom 8 Teams are eliminated
    • Click here for a detailed explanation of the Swiss System format

Playoffs: October 12th – 14th, 2018

  • Single-Elimination Bracket
  • All matches (excl. the final) are Bo3
  • The Grand Final is Bo5

The Prize Distribution at the event is as follows:

  • 1st Place : $125,000
  • 2nd Place : $50,000
  • 3rd-4th Place: $25,000

The remaining teams get lower amounts of money as well. You can find more information of the format, prize pool and schedule at Liquipedia.

Optic Gaming

Optic Gaming Roster:

  • K0nfig
  • CajunB
  • Niko
  • Jugi
  • Snappi

 

The Danish roster has seen a recent change when Niko came back to the Optic organisation. This decision by North definitely seemed questionable, however it might be due to the lack of internal problems within the team. The performance of the team has definitely improved over the past few years. The team is doing quite well in its current state and it remains a strong roster. However, their map pool is very small which can severely impact the map veto in a Best of three.

Snappi as the In-Game Leader is definitely one person who has great synergy with the rest of the roster. He has been able to weave a very strong unit from the available players which come on the back of team coordination and individual firepower. He joined the team in August along with Jugi and together they have been able to lead the team to some decent successful results in the last months.

Optic Gaming, however, remains woefully inconsistent when it comes to their performances. While on one hand, they can end up with a 16-1 result against North Gaming, they will go on a losing streak right after that. CajunB has been on several strong Danish rosters since the past and has a lot of experience. However, for the team to be extremely successful, they have a heavy reliance on Niko to put up strong performances. Without Niko’s skill, the optic roster is extremely inconsistent and without form.

Renegades.

Renegades Roster:

  • AZR
  • Jkaem
  • JkS
  • Liazz
  • Gratisfaction

The Renegades roster also made a recent change to their lineup., They saw the addition of Gratisfaction which was a much-needed change to the team. As someone from the Oceanic region said, it is impossible to say no when Renegades calls up a player to play for them.

Gratisfaction’s addition to the team provides a boost to their firepower.

Regardless, Renegades has put up a much better front when it comes to their performance with Gratisfaction. The AWPer is able to hold down certain angles of the map and ensure apt pressure on the other sides of the map. At the same time, he also mixes it up with aggressive plays at times. The surprise package often catches opponents off-guard and it results in an advantage for the Renegades roster.

However, Renegades still needs to put up better performances in the rounds where they are on an equal footing. The Oceanic team has not been able to provide us with a decent source of consistent results and that is a worrying sign for the team. AZK and Jks have together come up with strong individual plays but Renegades lacks the ability to trade frag effectively. We see a lot of individual plays on this roster but they prefer to play on many open-ended maps like Cache and Dust 2.

The addition of Liazz and Gratisfaction opens up new opportunities for the team both in terms of their skill and map pool. Renegades is still en route to improvement and this tournament is a big step forward for them. Their performance in this tournament could shape up the way their future forms.

Prediction :

The outcome of this match is a tough one to predict. Both the teams are in their development stage especially with several changes to their roster. They are figuring out the best way to move forth with this new roster. However, the fact that Optic Gaming has not given us great performances in the aftermath of the roster change is a noticeable fact.

We recommend a bet on Renegades because of their synergy and their focus on having a great team chemistry over individual prowess. The team usually has a much even spread of players across the scoreboard when compared to that of other teams.

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Faze Clan vs Optic Gaming: Esports Betting Analysis @ Dreamhack Masters Stockholm 2018

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Dreamhack Masters Stockholm is Dreamhack’s first flagship tournament in Sweden. The event has been a regular in the CSGO calendar year for several years now. The 2018 version is also a part of the Intel Grand Slam Season 1.  Dreamhack Stockholm 2018’s venue is the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. It has a seating capacity of 16,000 attendees and is primarily an Ice Hockey Venue.

This tournament is the first big event featuring the best teams in Counter-Strike since the player break. It is one of the first steps that the teams need to take en route to the London FaceIT Major. Big names such as Natus Vincere, Astralis, Faze Clan and Mousesports will compete to establish their rankings once more in the global scene.

Dreamhack Masters Stockholm will be a five-day event starting from the 29th of August 2018. It will continue until the 2nd of September 2018. It has a prize pool of $250,000 and will be streamed live on Twitch.

Broadcast Talent

  • Analysts:
  • Reporter:

Format

  • Group Stage: August 29th – 31st, 2018
    • Four double-elimination formats (GSL) Groups (4 teams each)
    • Opening matches are Bo1
    • Winners’, Elimination & Decider matches are Bo3
    • Top two teams from each group advance to the Playoffs
  • Playoffs: September 1st – 2nd, 2018
    • Single-elimination bracket
    • All matches are Bo3

Faze Clan

Faze Clan Roster:

  • Niko
  • Guardian
  • Karrigan
  • Olofmeister
  • Rain

Faze Clan is one of the only successful International CS: GO teams. The team has been built after several failed iterations, but the current roster is one of the best ( at least on paper). They have constantly challenged the best teams in the world ( in this case, Astralis) and have often come out on top. The Faze Clan roster comprises of the best players from several teams. Guardian was the best player on Na’Vi, Olofmeister formerly of Fnatic. Niko remains a prodigy, a player who can easily challenge S1mple for the throne of the best player in the world.

And yet, despite having so many strong players, Faze Clan still cannot hold the coveted title of being the best team in the world. Repeated failures, especially when it comes to their matches against Astralis resulted in Faze Clan being the second best team in the world. With Na’Vi breathing down their necks, Faze Clan needs to step up their performance.

Niko is the most important player on Faze Clan


One of the big factors for Faze clan and something that they have going for them is the fact that Olofmeister is back in the roster. Olofmeister is very crucial to Faze Clan’s performance. The team relies on having a strong lurker, one who can constantly take away the attention of the opponents. Olofmeister was away for a long time and with his return, he has brought back his flamboyant playstyle.

But in this tournament, we also need Guardian and Rain to step up. They are the two factors on this roster which have always remained constant. If they can stay at the same level, we can be assured that Olofmeister, Karrigan and Niko will do their work. But if Rain and Guardian falter, then the whole thing comes crashing down.

Optic Gaming

Optic Gaming Roster:

  • K0nfig
  • CajunB
  • Gade
  • Snappi
  • Jugi

Optic Gaming roster consists of the Danish roster comprising of several well known Danish players. Many of these players have been on stronger Danish rosters before such as Astralis. Optic won their match against Fnatic with relative ease. The team had a scoreline of 16-6, which is a very good score even though it was a map heavily favoured for the Danes.

The experience of CajunB and K0nfig come in handy when the team decides to veto and decide strategies. Having a lot of experience against Tier 1 teams and being as good as they are, this duo enables the team to be as strong as they are right now.

However, Optic is also a team which can be extremely dominant on certain maps. The performance of the team is very important when it comes to the veto. They are not a team with a deep map pool such as Faze Clan. Therefore it becomes important that they get a good veto in this matchup.

Regardless of their skill level, the team has always been momentum based. They have been a team which can either go forth on full steam or they can falter badly. Optic Gaming players will obviously be at a disadvantage when it comes to their individual performance against the Faze Clan members. But how far can they take their individual skill and attempt to win this match?

The veto and the individual performances will be the deciding factor for this series.

Prediction:

Faze Clan is the better team in this matchup. They have the players, the results and the deeper map pool. This gives them a very big advantage when it comes to their confidence. The team relies heavily on their individual players going off and providing strong performances. So when we look back at the team and it’s performance throughout the tournament so far, we can see that Faze has had trouble in ensuring a strong win. They barely won their match against Heroic, although it was a BO1 and on a map that is favourable to Heroic.

However, it is also one of the best maps for Faze Clan. However, their constant performance and same playstyle on this map might have given a clue to their opponents on their playstyle. For now, we recommend a low bet on Faze clan, but this is not really a strong bet cause of their ineptitude and their lack of convincing performance.

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Ghost Gaming vs Optic Gaming : Esports Betting Analysis @ Zotac Cup masters 2018

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The Zotac Cup Masters is the first tournament to be held since the players’ break started. The tournament does not feature the top Counter-Strike teams, but it does not lack quality or competition. There are several tiers of two teams in this tournament that are striving to make an impact. Their performance in this tournament would go a long way in their form for the upcoming season. Many of these teams are not attending the FaceIT London Major. While some of them are Legends for the upcoming Major, they are not really in the best of form right now.

The Zotac Cup Masters is a LAN tournament with a prize pool of. The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Wan Chai will be hosting the tournament. It features 8 teams in attendance. Due to the limited time period for the tournament, it is scheduled only for three days, it has a single elimination format. This single elimination format could probably have been improved upon, however, the organisers have at least ensured that each match is a Best of Three series. The fact that every match is a BO3, with the finals being a BO5 is small comfort to the teams.

This tournament has a prize pool of $300,000 with the lion’s share of the prize pool going to the first place. The tournament winner will take home $200,000 as well as the bragging rights.

Format

  • Playoffs are Single Elimination
  • Quarterfinals & Semifinals: BO3
  • Finals: BO5

Ghost Gaming

Ghost Gaming roster:

  • Krystal
  • Steel
  • Koosta
  • Subroza
  • Wardell

The Ghost Gaming roster is made up of players from North America. The players include several experienced players in the scene as well as some rising talent. The likes of John Nissan [ Steel], Subroza, Koosta, Krystal coming together is indeed a unique team.

Despite being a team made up of familiar names, this team has never really been in the Top 30 rankings. They have never had the experience of playing against top teams, although it would indeed be a whitewash considering their recent form. Ghost Gaming performance has been mediocre at their skill level, but it has not been exemplary, something that would probably catapult them into bigger leagues.

Koosta has been a star in the North American scene in the past. But his performance since his time on teams such as CLG and Team Liquid has drastically dropped off. He does not hit those one deags and amazing clutches that he is most well-known for. The performance of the player obviously could be much better, but the biggest reason for the poor performance of the team is not their individual skill level. They are not doing well together, at least not as well as one would hope from a team of this calibre.

As we can see Koosta has these periods of ups and downs and currently, he is witnessing a loss in performance. The trend is downward which means that it might take some time for him to recover from his current dip in performance. Koosta holds the key to the team’s performance as he is usually a player who has a huge impact on the game. His ability to get impact frags can change the outcome of the game single-handedly.

Specialist on maps

The Ghost Gaming will have to get a really good veto to stand a decent chance against Optic Gaming. They are not one known for a deep map pool and hence unless Ghost Gaming does their homework beforehand, they have a tough task ahead of them.

Optic Gaming

Optic gaming roster:

  • K0nfig
  • CajunB
  • Gade
  • Snappi
  • Jugi

The Optic organisation went the way of Danish players to establish their latest roster. This lineup has potential and they are all proven players from the past. While they have played against Top tier international teams regularly, these layers have not been part of a world class team. Some of them have been on the current Astralis team ( in previous editions). But their departure does not mean that there has been a significant drop in form.

CajunB and K0nfig are two players whose peak can be quite alarming even to the top teams in the scene. The current probability of this team rising through the ranks is quite high, simply cause of their high skill ceiling. Currently ranked #15 in the HLTV rankings, this team is almost 15+ positions ahead of their opponents. They are a team which has the potential to crack into the top ten. The coordination in this roster is really good. This comes after years of having played against each other or in the same team in the past. The Danish camaraderie is evident in their map choices which put certain maps as their favourites. Their best maps are Inferno and Mirage, these two maps are extremely comfortable for this roster.

Prediction :

This match is a Best of Three matches and that should be a great reason for Optic Gaming to put forth their best performance. Ghost is a map oriented team and that means that they are always going to have the one map which is suited to their playstyle. While Optic is a strong team on maps such as Mirage and Inferno, they are not walkovers on other maps either.

Optic should have the advantage in this matchup. They are extremely better when compared to Ghost Gaming and also have the experience of being a near top-level team. We recommend a bet on Optic Gaming for this match.

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NA CWL: 17th & 18th May Accumulator Odds and Predictions

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In this segment we’ll try to predict the outcomes of the day’s games so you can stake an accumulator bet across the day if you’re feeling lucky or combine a few bets into doubles or triples. We’ll list the odds at the time of posting, but be aware these can and will change. The games kick off at 11PM CET, with each game approximately each hour.

The focus will be on the Call of Duty: World League, where the NA league has had an influx of investment from Nadeshot’s team Hundred Thieves and powerhouse organisations like TSM, C9 and Luminosity.

Current Odds:

Hundred Thieves 8.50 vs 1.050 Rise Nation
Team eLevate 1.40 vs 2.75 Luminosity
OpTic Gaming 1.040 vs 10.00 Cloud9
FaZe 1.25 vs 3.75 H2k Gaming
Complexity 1.50 vs 2.50 Team SoloMid

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The current odds on these outcomes are 2.62 which means a £10 steak returns £26 return.

 

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