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Team Gigantti vs British Hurricane: Esports Betting Analysis @ Overwatch Contenders 2018 EU Season 3

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Introduction

The Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 3: Europe is down to its final few matches. The quarterfinals will see eight teams compete against each other. There is a lot at stake here and it is not limited to just the prize money. This is an opportunity for players to put forth their best performance in the game. There will surely be Overwatch League scouts in the game

The Contenders Season 3 will have a total of ten maps in rotation. The Map rotation will see the teams choose the map of their choice. With no map bans, the number of possible maps is actually quite large.

Broadcast Talent

English Broadcast

Host:

  • South Africa TechGirl (Sam Wright)

Commentators

  • Dezachu (Derry Holt)
  • Tridd (Thomas Underwood)
  • Jaws (Jack Wright)
  • LEGDAY (Harry Pollitt)

British Hurricane

Roster:

  • Hafficool
  • Bock1
  • Nesh
  • Numlocked
  • Jofi
  • Dannedd

The British Hurrican team is owned by London Spitfire [ and Cloud9 as the parent organistion]. The team did not really have a great time in Contenders Season 2. They finished a lowly 9-10th in the Season 2 essentially ruling them as one of the worst teams in the season. As we head into the new year, however, British Hurricane will be looking to turn their fortunes around. Their performance in the Group stage has been average. They placed  3d in their Group losing to Orgless and Hungry and OnePoint. The team did not have a dominating performance in their wins either essentially calling into question their chances in the Playoffs.

They have some well-known players such a Numlocked and Hafficool. These have been Tier one players in the past. Numlocked was a part of the Los Angeles Valiant for Season 1 and helped them reach the semifinals of the Season. However, as fate would have it, he finds himself on the Contenders team for now. He is a great tank and is extremely crucial in providing the cover for the backlines. With the current meta revolving around the GOATS composition, it is essential for Numlcoked to provide the right timing for the season. We will hope that he has excellent synergy with his other teammate and tank Hafficool. Between these two players, British Hurricane presents a lot of experience and coordination. We hope that they can put forth strong individual performances to boost the results of the team. The GOATS composition might not favour British Hurricane all that much and this will essentially pose a problem for the team.

The other members on the team are relatively inexperienced. However, they do have the raw talent in the roster in order to overcome any possible surprises thrown at them. The team has added Daniel “Dannedd” Rosdahl in December in the DPS role. The 22-year-old British player represents the local investment for the team. They hope to develop and nurture local talent in the long run for the success of the franchise. He is a former member of Orgless and Hungry team who is also in the playoffs. He was responsible for many of the strong individual plays by the organisation. He usually plays the Doomfist, Genji or Widowmaker / Hanzo. He is apt at playing such fast-paced heroes and he thrives on any mistakes by the enemy. We don’t know whether he can adapt to the surroundings very well int he current scenario. But if he has the liberty to play his own style and finds some sort of coordination with the rest of the roster, British Hurrican might just have solved their biggest problem.

Team Gigantti.

Roster:

  • Davin
  • Vizility
  • Zappis
  • Mikyman
  • Lilbow
  • Zuppeh

Team Gigantti is a Finnish esports organisation sponsored by Finnish consumer Electronic retailer chain Gigantti. The Overwatch roster for the organisation is completely a new one as was announced by the organisation in November. They have had ample time to practice for Season 3 and we can expect the team to perform well. However, let’s take a look at the individual players and the potential chemistry [ or lack of it] on the team.

 

A good part of this team was part of the Overwatch League. The likes of Zuppeh and Zappis are very well known for their stint in the Florida Mayhem. They have some synergy between them and it will be interesting to see how their synergy rubs off on the rest of the team. Zappis is an excellent and individually skilled player in the off-tank role. He will be responsible to ensure that the team can put forth its best performance. Since he takes on a leadership role in the team, we can expect many youngsters to look up to him for advice. Along with in-game advice, he will influence them in a positive way outside fo the server as well.

The Dutch player Jeffrey “Vizility” de Vries has been a part of both the Dutch Overwatch World Cup squads. He has also been a member of several strong rosters such as Orgless and Hungry, Toronto esports. He has a wide variety of DPS heroes that he can play and they include characters such as Genji, Pharah, Soldier76, Widowmaker and Zarya. The player mostly works on his own with the help of health packs. So his performance will be important to judge the final progress of the team in the Playoffs.

Prediction

Overall, Team Gigantti seems to be the better team in this match. They secured the 3-4th place at the Overwatch Contenders EU 2018 Season 2. The team has provided excellent results. They tend to perform above their level when they are playing on an important level. They have already reached the quarterfinals of the Contenders Season 3 and as such we expect them to put up amazing performances once more. This roster has the coordination which is important for the success of any Overwatch team.

On the other hand we have the British Hurricane, a team which has not really inspired a lot of confidence in the team. They did have a few roster changes of late, which include the addition of Numlocked, Jofi and DaneDD. The new players will definitely provide a lot more insight into the team’s performance as they need to ensure good performances. Being the core of the roster, it is important that the team is able to learn from their scrims and put up decent results. Overall, Team Gigantti seem to be the better team in this match simply cause of their past results and the stability on the roster. We recommend a bet on Team Gigantti for this match.

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NRG vs Bravado: Esports Betting Analysis @ Dreamhack Mumbai 2018

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The Dreamhack Mumbai 2018 is Dreamhack’s first venture into esports in Asia. It is a momentous occasion since the event organiser is responsible for some of the biggest esports events across the world. Dreamhack Mumbai comes at a crucial juncture for the Indian esports community. They recently received a huge setback with Nikhil ‘Forsaken’ Khumawat caught cheating live on LAN. The incident has scarred the Indian industry. It also led to Optic’s departure from the Indian CS: GO scene.

Dreamhack Mumbai 2018 will take place at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Goregaon, Mumbai. The venue is well-known for hosting huge events. However, it will also be the first time that we will see an esports event on such scale in Mumbai, India. The tournament features cosplay competitions as well as BYOC events. In fact, the two Indian teams will have to compete via the BYOC qualifiers in order to earn their spot at the event. The BYOC events take place starting from 21st December 2018.

The CS: GO Invitational will feature a total of four teams. There will be two International teams, Bravado and eNergy Gaming. They will join the two Indian teams [ through the qualifiers] to compete at the event. The total prize pool for the event is ₹2,500,000 INR
(≃ $34,911.21 USD). The tournament will see a few familiar faces in the Broadcast talent. We have Stunna as the Desk host and Bleh will also be joining as a caster for the event. In addition, there are several local players and talent who will participate in Dreamhack Mumbai 2018.

BroadCast Talent

Stage Host.

  • God5layer (Vageesh Bhan)

Desk Host:

  • Stunna (Tres Saranthus)

Analysts:

  • Bleh (Sudhen Wahengbam)
  • dsn (Harley Örwall)
  • StrykerX (Prasad Paramajothi)

Commentators:

  • Ad1 (Aditya Shah)
  • Fett (Archishman Pradhan)
  • Mamba (Ranjit Patel)

Format

Playoffs:

  • Double-Elimination bracket
  • Upper-bracket matches are Bo3
  • Lower-bracket matches are Bo1
  • Grand Finals is Bo3

eNergy

NRG Roster :

 

  • MisteM
  • Flexeee
  • Domsterr
  • kaNibalistic
  • bLackpoiSon

The eNergy organisation has been one of the best teams in South Africa for some time. They have several well-known players such as bLackpoison on their roster. At one point in time, he was widely regarded as the best player in the South African scene. Robby “bLacKpoisoN” da Loca has a high skill ceiling and can undertake aggressive moves to make plays for the team. He is one of the key elements of the Bravado roster. Like most of top South African players, Robby has also moved between eNergy and Bravado. His skill-set means that he is always a top team in the scene. However, he needs to find the right mixture of players in order to help him succeed. For now, Blackpoison is playing on team eNergy along with members such as kaNibalistic and Domsterr.

The core of this squad has been together since 2017. MisteM joined the team in April this year and they have been playing together since then. The squad has developed great chemistry and is definitely punching above their waist. The team has helped scout many well-known players from the region. We all remember the highlight clips we would see of Sonic in previous years. eNergy Gaming might not have as deep pockets as Bravado, but they definitely have a knack for finding and nurturing talent in the right way.

Bravado

Bravado Roster:

  • Sonic
  • Fadey
  • DetronY
  • JT
  • Elusive

The Bravado team is the cream of the South African Counter-Strike scene. Comprising of multiple well-known players, this team has already proved itself on the world stage. The team has players like Elusive, DetronY and Sonic. They are some of the best players in the scene and we think they have a legitimate chance at making inroads into the International scene very soon.

Sonic is a revelation in the South African scene. Formerly of eNergy esports, he has slowly carved a huge fan following in the region. His extremely high aim often is unreal. He makes very aggressive plays and yet comes out on top in a disadvantageous situation. His quick reactions and ability to convert difficult situations into wins is what makes him the MVP on this roster.

In addition to this, they also have Detrony on the team. THe is a veteran in the South African Counter strike scene and has helped the development of young players from the region. South African has a bustling CS: GO scene, but they need to start producing talent and opportunities rivalling that of Europe. In recent years, we are definitely seeing teams rise up to the occasion.

Bravado recently played in the Dreamhack Open Winter where they lost to ENCE in the Grand Finals. Despite losing meekly to ENCE, Bravado gained a lot of experience. They were definitely noticed by the rest of the world for their ability to stand their ground against some of the better teams from the regions. Bravado Gaming has also won most of their head to head matches against eNergy in their recent outings.

Prediction:

The two teams have a lot of history dating back to several years. Even when the players and the rosters were not the same, there was clearly a rivalry between the two organizations. As we look back at their most recent outings, we can definitely see how Bravado features as the better team. They are extremely comfortable playing against BlackPoison and co. The high skill ceiling on the Bravado roster coupled with their current confidence level ensures that they always put up a win against eNergy.

We recommend a bet on eNergy for this match.

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Heroic vs Red Reserve: Esports Betting Analysis @ Starseries & I-League Season 7 EU Qualifier

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The Starseries & I-League tournament returns in 2019 with a bigger prize pool and excitement for the event. It has a prize pool of $500,000 which is a significant improvement over its previous editions. The increase in the prize pool mainly comes from wanting to stay relevant in the CS: GO scene. We will see many top teams participating in the event. The event has a total of sixteen teams. Twelve teams have received a direct invite to the tournament. The remaining four teams come via online qualifiers. Each of the following regions has its own online qualifier and will send one team to the Main event.

  1. North America
  2. European Qualifier
  3. CIS Qualifier
  4. Asian Qualifier

This match is the semifinals of the Starseries & I-League Season 7 European Qualifiers. The winner of this match gets a chance to possibly qualify for the Main event. They still will have to win more matches if they win against their opponents. Heroic and Red reserve play after defeating their opponents with relative comfort in the quarterfinals.

The StarSeries & i-League returns for its 7th Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Season. The tournament will feature an increased prize pool of $500,000 USD. For the seventh season, StarSeries will return to the best-of-three format for the Swiss stage – which StarLadder describes as “the most successful and objective system” – after the previous event used a best-of-one format in the opening stage.

BroadCast Talent

Format

Group Stage:

  • March 30th – April 4th, 2019
  • 16 Team Swiss System Format
  • All matches are Bo3
  • Top 8 Teams proceed to the Playoffs
  • Bottom 8 Teams are eliminated

    Playoffs:
  • April 5th – 7th, 2019
  • Single-Elimination Bracket
  • All matches (excl. the final) are Bo3
  • The Grand Final is Bo5

Heroic

Heroic Roster:

  • MODDII
  • E3tag
  • Friberg
  • Aciilion
  • Mertz

The Danish and Swedish mixture of players makes up the heroic roster. This team has seen the addition of Friberg and Moddii as they make up for a fantastic mixture of Swedish and Danish players.

Mertz is the player who can make or break this team. While they might not crumble if Mertz does not perform to his best. However, when he does put up a big number, Heroic looks exemplary and really strong. The Heroic roster has the talent and the necessary experience to possibly even take down some Tier One teams. But they are woefully inconsistent and that is the biggest reason why they are not yet a Tier one team right now.

Friberg’s presence on the team shows how the team can gel together. They are extremely strong and Friberg always keeps the team’s spirits at a high level. His attitude is the reason why the younger players will come together and try their best to perform really strong.

For Heroic, their map pool is significant opposite that of Red reserve. While Red Red Reserve is good on maps like Cache, Dust 2, Train and Overpass; Heroic’s performance is better on maps such as Inferno and Nuke.

Red Reserve

Red Reserve Roster:

  • Hampus
  • Disco Doplan
  • FreddieB
  • Draken
  • RustY

The Red Reserve team recently lost two members to Fnatic. Although it’s been almost two months since the roster change, they are definitely feeling the impact of the roster change till now. The loss of Brollan and Twist took away considerable firepower from the roster. Their inability to play at the same level if quite evident in their recent matches.

The current roster for Red Reserve still sees a lot of hope. They have likes of Disco Doplan. freddieB, Draken on their team. Many of these players are on the verge of transitioning into becoming the best players for Sweden. As such, it is important for them to assert their dominance in this match and lower tier tournaments.

Draken has already played on top-tier teams such Fantc in the past. His experience and raw skill with the AWP has been crucial to Red Reserve’s performance. They need Draken to make aggressive plays on multiple areas of the map. As such it is important for Draken to set the pace of the series. Without him putting up big numbers or at least putting up the pressure on their opponents, it is important for the team to provide Draken with the space needed to make such plays. However, Draken can be a very inconsistent player. He is very vocal on social media about their opponents, he adds a certain flair to the game. However, his inconsistency does not allow Draken to always put up the same face. He is responsible for his own game and we hope to see him perform really well, especially when it comes to lower tier teams such as their opponents for today.

Now the Red Reserve team is made up of several other members. They succeed cause they have the ability to provide the best synergy amongst themselves. Hampus Poser is the In-Game leader on this team. His role does not receive its due exposure as he is responsible for making the team perform together. Red Reserve’s roster is a symbol of great performance and synergy. Their map pool is very good.

The Red Reserve team is extremely comfortable on maps such as Cache, Dust 2, Train and Overpass. The team’s superior aim comes in effect during the matches on these maps. The open nature of Cache and Dust 2 allows for the team to play to its strengths. On Train and Overpass, Hampus definitely has the bigger role as he is responsible for making some amazing mid-round calls.

Prediction:

Nuke will be a key element of this matchup. The Danish – Swedish mix is very good on Nuke and as such it will be a key veto for Red reserve. They have not much experience when it comes to Nuke. it shows in their past performances. Since every team only gets one veto, we wonder where Red Reserve will decide to veto. They can choose to veto Nuke and then heroic will pick Inferno. Or Red Reserve could decide for the third and final map. Their advantage comes in the map pool and they need to use their superior map pool to their advantage.

However, all is not lost for Heroic as their experience is significantly higher than that of Red reserve. While the players are currently strong on only a few maps, they are not really ignorant or weak on other maps. Over the course of their careers, they have played on almost every map with a huge significance. They are also looking very strong right now, as the core of the roster has been together for quite some time. We recommend a bet on Heroic for this match.

 

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Astralis vs NIP: Esports Betting Analysis @ Blast Pro Series Lisbon

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The Blast Pro Series is the first of the four new esports events announced by RFRSH Entertainment. It is also the last Blast Pro Series for 2018. The tournament will take place at the Altice Arena in Lisbon. It will feature a prize pool of $250,000 and have six of the world’s best teams in attendance. The tournament Group stage will see Best of One matches. The maps for these matches are already pre-decided and we will see the teams preparing for days in advance for the event.

Each of the six teams received an invitation to the tournament. They will compete in a round-robin stage but with the maps chosen, there can be a little bit of bias in the Group stage results. With the Blast Pro series all set to become a regular feature in the Counter-Strike calendar year, we can only wait and watch as the initial events unfold.

The attendees at this event are :

  1. Astralis
  2. Natus Vincere
  3. Ninjas in Pyjamas
  4. MiBr
  5. Cloud9
  6. Faze Clan

The tournament commences on the 14th of December and will take place over a two day period till the 15th. After the initial Group stage, two teams will compete in the Grand Finals of the event.

Format

  • Group Stage:
    • Single Round-Robin format group
    • All matches are Bo1
    • Top two teams advance to the Grand Final
  • Grand Final:
    • The match is a Bo3 series
  • BLAST Pro Standoff:
    • The BLAST Pro Standoff is a prize bonus showmatch, with five 1v1 aim duels.
    • The team finishing in 3rd place chooses their opponent from the remaining teams who finish below them.
    • The winner of the BLAST Pro Standoffs takes home a $20,000 USD bonus prize.

The English Broadcast Talent

Show Host:

  • Adam Savage (Adam Savage)

Desk Host:

  • Machine (Alex Richardson)

Analysts:

  • SPUNJ (Chad Burchill)
  • Maniac (Mathieu Quiquerez)
  • potter (Christine Chi)
  • Semmler (Auguste Massonnat)

Commentators:

  • Anders (Anders Blume)
  • Moses (Jason O’Toole)
  • HenryG (Henry Greer)
  • Sadokist (Matthew Trivett)
  • Scrawny (Conner Girvan)
  • Launders (Mohan Govindasamy)

Astralis

Astralis Roster:

  • Glaive
  • Device
  • Dupreeh
  • Xyp9X
  • MagisK

They are the best team in the world and not without reason. After all, Astralis’ dominance has been the talk of the town for much of the past year. Astralis has found excellent synergy with each other and this is what makes them one of the most feared teams in Counter-Strike today. The Danish roster has great mid-round calls by Glaive, their In-Game Leader. His addition to the in-game Leader role following Kjaerbye’s move to North only helped Astralis as they formed the perfect synergy amongst themselves. However, apart from the players, it is the player’s synergy with the coach Zonic which sets him apart from the rest of the competition. He is able to perfectly execute Zonic’s vision of the team’s progress.

gla1ve & Astralis prevented Liquid from a strong day 1 (Credit: Redbull)

The Astralis roster is made up of Zonic as one of the best coaches to coach a CS: GO team. His ideas about the game and how Astralis should prepare to stay on the top have helped the Danish team to reach their current position. After all, the Astralis roster has made it to the top and stayed there for so long. Zonic’s influence on the team is one of the biggest reasons for this. He has helped the team stay on top and despite their recent lack of form, they still look as strong as ever.

For this match, we hope to see Device and Dupreeh pull out their best selves. They have a tendency to not perform to their best ability against NIP. Hopefully, after years of remaining on the top, they can overcome this mental block.

Ninjas in Pyjamas

NIP roster:

  • Rez
  • Get_Right
  • F0rest
  • Lekr0
  • Dennis

The Ninjas come into this match as a potential upset against Astralis. The fact that they are playing Astralis on Mirage is something that shuold raise hopes for nIP Fans. The team has managed to defeat Astralis on this map previously. While NIP does have their own issues to sort out, on their best day they can defeat Astralis.

So far in the tournament, NIP has not shown us a good performance. They failed against Na’Vi, but it was a close match. Their match against MiBr was really sad to watch. NIP had no impact on that map of Mirage. They were constantly playing from behind and losing key aim-duels.

There are multiple factors working for the Ninjas, however, one of the most important factors is the return to form for Get_Right. The star player on the team since its inception in CS: GO, Get_Right is instrumental to NIP’s success and their progress as a team. His firepower and the amount of respect he garners from other teams ensures that his impact on the game is much more than just his position on the scoreboard. In addition to this, his never tiring practice regimen can only serve as an inspiration to the others in the team. Get_Right is not the most naturally skilled player in the world. But he has never let this stop him from trying his best to be useful in the team.

Apart from Get_Right its Lekro who has made a huge impact on this team. The young player has carved the team to make it one of the most strategic team under the coaching of Pita. Lekro’s performance in the team is not limited just to the in-game leadership. The player is also the player who usually tops the scoreboard for the team. For one single player to take on so much responsibility is usually a big task. It is untenable many would say, but Lekro has proved his detractors wrong so far.

In order for NIP to start putting up big numbers, they need Get_Right to put up the big numbers. The player is a key component of the NIP Firepower and his performance has a direct impact on NIP’s results.

Prediction:


Astralis has looked extremely confident in their setup. Their dominance in yesterday’s matches against Faze Clan and Na’Vi possibly sums up the entire tournament. The Danish squad is on a roll right now and the high victory margins demonstrate their prowess. For Astralis, this tournament is just another stop en route to their possible victory at the IEM Katowice 2019. Now for many players, beating Astralis is the ultimate goal. For NIP, it is something that they pride themselves on. Since the beginning of CS: GO, NIP always has had an upper hand against Astralis. For many years, they were on a level playing field and the advantage in the mental stage provided a boost for NIP.

However, right now, Astralis is miles ahead of NIP in individual performance as well as he entire team synergy. So despite NIP having a small advantage against Astralis, it is a big question whether they will be able to make anything out of it. For us, Astralis seems to be in a great momentum in order to take home this map. We recommend a bet on Astralis for this match.

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Cloud9 vs Faze Clan: Esports Betting Analysis @ Blast Pro Series Lisbon

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The Blast Pro Series is the first of the four new esports events announced by RFRSH Entertainment. It is also the last Blast Pro Series for 2018. The tournament will take place at the Altice Arena in Lisbon. It will feature a prize pool of $250,000 and have six of the world’s best teams in attendance. The tournament Group stage will see Best of One matches. The maps for these matches are already pre-decided and we will see the teams preparing for days in advance for the event.

Each of the six teams received an invitation to the tournament. They will compete in a round-robin stage but with the maps chosen, there can be a little bit of bias in the Group stage results. With the Blast Pro series all set to become a regular feature in the Counter-Strike calendar year, we can only wait and watch as the initial events unfold.

The attendees at this event are :

  1. Astralis
  2. Natus Vincere
  3. Ninjas in Pyjamas
  4. MiBr
  5. Cloud9
  6. Faze Clan

The tournament commences on the 14th of December and will take place over a two day period till the 15th. After the initial Group stage, two teams will compete in the Grand Finals of the event.

Format

  • Group Stage:
    • Single Round-Robin format group
    • All matches are Bo1
    • Top two teams advance to the Grand Final
  • Grand Final:
    • The match is a Bo3 series
  • BLAST Pro Standoff:
    • The BLAST Pro Standoff is a prize bonus showmatch, with five 1v1 aim duels.
    • The team finishing in 3rd place chooses their opponent from the remaining teams who finish below them.
    • The winner of the BLAST Pro Standoffs takes home a $20,000 USD bonus prize.

The English Broadcast Talent

Show Host:

  • Adam Savage (Adam Savage)

Desk Host:

  • Machine (Alex Richardson)

Analysts:

  • SPUNJ (Chad Burchill)
  • Maniac (Mathieu Quiquerez)
  • potter (Christine Chi)
  • Semmler (Auguste Massonnat)

Commentators:

  • Anders (Anders Blume)
  • Moses (Jason O’Toole)
  • HenryG (Henry Greer)
  • Sadokist (Matthew Trivett)
  • Scrawny (Conner Girvan)
  • Launders (Mohan Govindasamy)

Faze Clan

Faze Clan Roster:

  • Karrigan
  • Niko
  • Olofmeister
  • Rain
  • Guardian

Faze Clan’s performance will require a good performance from multiple members of the team. The international team has had its hands full in trying to form the correct combination of players and their roles on the team. With the FaceIT London Major, we saw Karrigan give up the In-Game Leader position. Replacing his role on the team was Niko, the best player on the roster. However, taking up the role of the In-Game Leader definitely affects your individual performance. This is exactly what we saw with Niko and his individual performance struggled immensely.

Karrigan’s role on this team comes into question with their current performance. If he is not the In-Game Leader, what is his requirement on the team? He is, after all, one of the best In Game Leaders. But if the team feels like they don’t need him or can do better with him not being on the leadership position, it puts him on the notice. Karrigan is instrumental on certain maps like Inferno and Mirage. We might see him taking on the mantle of the In-Game Leader on these maps. His calls and positioning with whatever elements he has at his disposal are just too good to negate.

GuardiaN has performed when FaZe needed it most (StarLadder)

The roster has the likes of Guardian and Olofmeister. These two players have proven to be the best in the business and have led their respective former teams to victory. Over the course of the next few months, however, both of them need to start putting up big numbers in order for the team to materialize into the strong roster that it can be. Guardian needs to get a few good performances in order to feel confident once again. If he is confident, he can ensure aggressive plays and still get frags off them. This is what makes him one of the most dangerous AWP players in the world. He can ensure that he puts up big numbers with differing styles of play.

On the other hand, we have Olofmeister. The player did look the only decent player in any shape on the team. However, it has been several months since we saw them in action at the FaceIT London Major. Their recent outings do not inspire confidence as the team has been unable to make it to the Playoffs of the big LAN events that they participate in.

Cloud9

Cloud9 Roster:

  • Autimatic
  • Rush
  • Golden
  • Flusha
  • Kioshima

Cloud9’s CS: GO roster is in peril right now. A recent report suggests that Cloud9 is possibly going to be undergoing a roster change. This would be a huge change for the team going forward. After all, the current roster did show signs of improvement. But Golden’s unavailability force Cloud9 management to make changes. They added Kioshima and if the reports are to be believed then they will be adding Stewie2k very soon. Stewie2k’s return to the team might signal a dramatic shift in the overall team’s performance. After all, he is one of the best players in North America, even though he is currently undergoing a massive slump with MiBr.

The Cloud9 roster for the most part of the past few months has seen one roster change after another. What initially started as a way to develop the team and making it much better than its current performance. For the most part, the team did look as if it was making a sizeable improvement for the most part. But then Golden has his personal problems and would not be able to attend two tournaments alongside Cloud9. The current reports suggest that there might be roster changes and it does not surprise us. Cloud9 is a premier esports organisation and it is unacceptable that they have such a sub-par team. After all, this team won the Boston Eleague Major and then faded into oblivion. It is time for this team to start making a name for themselves and there is no better way than to make changes to their current roster.

autimatic has auto-tuned himself into mid 2016 autimatic (DBLTap)

Kioshima is a player who has been around top-tier teams for a long time now, There is little doubt of his skill level and the cooperation he has with the rest of the team. Unfortunately for him, he was an outcast from the French and later the Faze Clan scene causing him to stay out in the free agency for a very long time. With his inclusion into Cloud9, there are hopes that the Cloud9 roster can make a huge improvement in their current form. Ofcourse we don’t know how Cloud9 will perform when it comes to his particular match against Faze Clan. After all, they are on the verge of a transition and it will definitely affect the confidence and the will-power of the players to give their best for this particular match.

Prediction:

The Cloud9 team might be a good-looking team on paper. They have talented players who have had their fair share of glory on their individual teams. However, on Cloud9, they have not been able to put together their skill and their synergy together. The current Cloud9 roster does not seem like it can compete with the likes of Faze Clan.

Faze Clan might not be in their best form right now, but they are a team that should easily be able to defeat Cloud9 even on their worst day. The Faze Clan team has brought us some quality Counter-Strike in the past and this tournament should not be any worse. After all, despite all their In-Game Leadership and synergy problems, the team still has a lot of firepower and aim. Since we have not seen the team for quite some time, it might just well be a great opportunity for them to have used their practice to develop the team synergy and coordination. The map is Mirage, which is actually quite a good map for both the teams. We expect Karrigan to have more of a say on this team with the map being Mirage. It is one of the best maps for Faze Clan and that is why they are at a huge advantage coming into this match.

We recommend a medium sized bet on Faze Clan for this match.

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