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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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Vega Squadron vs NRG esports: 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.

Vega Squadron

Vega Squadron Roster:

  • Chopper
  • JR
  • Hutji
  • TonyBlack
  • Crush

Vega Squadron has come forth as the strongest CIS squad at this tournament. Their route to the playoffs saw them compete against other CIS rosters as well. They were able to take them down with ease and without any sort of hiccups. The Vega Squadron team has been together for quite some time. The CIS roster has been able to make deep runs at various tournaments, but they don’t really have the necessary consistency at the top level to make this performance.

Chopper has been fantastic in his Quarterfinal matchup. The player is a very skilled player but often takes a beating when it comes to his positioning. The player has a good spatial sense of his individual performance however when it comes to the grand scheme of things, he is not often in the best of position. Irrespective of this, Chopper is always a factor when it comes to any Vega Squadron match. His individual performance has helped the Vega Squadron team make deep forays in their most recent matches. They have been able to take advantage of the first picks created by him and ensure an economy advantage later in the game.

JR has helped the team develop into its current form and that is largely responsible for shutting down opponents on their CT side. His positioning with the AWP is really good and he can shut down entire sections of the map with just his presence. The performance of the team remains extremely strong as long as JR maintains his consistency. From a macro perspective, JR might not have a deep strat-book; however, he always has an understanding of what is best for his team and what works for the players. His understanding of his players gives JR the right amount of ammunition to make take on other teams.

TonyBlack is another player who had emerged from the CIS scene recently. He has been able to make surprising plays and is reminiscent of some Fallen like plays TonyBlack has really strong performances intermittently and forms a crucial part of the team.

Vega Squadron is a very well rounded team and just like other CIS rosters, Vega Squadron has periods of excellence. Right now at Starseries, it does seem like they are having a good form.

NRG Esports

NRG esports roster:

  • Fugly
  • Daps
  • Brehze
  • Cerq
  • NahtE

The North American roster has been making waves with their performances in recent times. They were first noticed during IEM Sydney on the International stage. However, this was prefaced by months of good performances in the North American scene.

The team has brought on Cerq to their roster, and while he is a very good player it is not this player who has been making the moves for NRG. On the other hand, we are witnessing players like Fugly and NahtE bring out really strong performances on their rifles. NahtE has been really strong with the rifle and his positioning allows him to take multiple frags and cripple the opponents economy. NahtE’s performance in this tournament has helped offset the lacklustre showing by Cerq. Despite being the star performer on this roster, Cerq seems to have a problem with consistent results and showing. We remember his great shots and insane plays, but being consistent is often more important than splashes of brilliance.

The whole team comes together due to Daps and his leadership qualities. He has been able to maintain composure while still being able to read his opponents and force them to play at his pace. NRG esports has been very comfortable in their game so far at Starseries, this is primarily because their opponents seem to be comfortable in playing their game.

We don’t see their opponents try something new which will force NRG to put forth a new approach to their game. Fugly and Daps present the ‘veteran\ aspect of this roster and we can see them constantly talking and evaluating their options. NG is still a very young roster and they have miles to go before they can truly be considered to be a top tier team. Right now, NRG has the firepower and the leadership to proceed further. A win at Starseries would go miles in enabling the NRG roster to become stronger and better with whatever resources they have.

The NRG roster has a lot of potentials but has failed to always convert it into results. They have had periodic bursts of performances, mostly helped by Cerq carrying the team. However, as an individual player, he needs to start becoming more consistent in his performance, even if it comes at the cost of not seeing godlike performances again.

Prediction:

NRG might have impressed a few with their performances at Starseries & I-League. However, the team definitely needs to ensure better and more consistent performances if they are to be taken seriously. Add to this the fact that they do not have their star performing on point at this tournament, so their potential for a deep finish at the tournament looks unlikely. Right now it is NahtE who is making strong forays deep into the enemy. NRG also has a proclivity for strategic maps like Train and Inferno. While this is great, their map pool falls squarely opposite that of Vega Squadron.

The Vega squad has a lot of experience together with each other. Each of these players has been on some of the best Tier 2 rosters and has intermittently risen to the top. They might not always be the best team in the CIS region, however, they do have their periods of excellence. Right now, it does seem like Vega is having multiple members in good form.

We recommend a bet on Vega Squadron for this match.

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Fragsters vs Vega Squadron: 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.

Vega Squadron vs Fragsters

Vega Squadron

Vega Squadron Roster:

  • Chopper
  • Hutji
  • JR
  • Crush
  • TonyBlack

Vega Squadron is a surprise entry in the Starseries & I-League Season 6 playoffs. The CIS team has had a few good games and even their loss to NRG was an overtime 17-19 loss. The CIS team is not the most consistent rosters in Counter-Strike. Their performance at the FaceIT London Major saw them bowing out in the Group Stage securing a 12-14th place finish.

The team has several well-known players from the CIS region who have been playing together for several years. They have not been always under the Vega Squadron roster all along. The team’s Unique Selling point remains their synergy and coordination. Years of playing together either in one team or against one another have cultivated a very unified roster. The likes of JR, Hutji have been together for several years.

TonyBlack is the latest addition to the team and we see him performing well on this roster. The 25-year-old is a late addition to the team having just joined the roster a few months back. He has played on several rosters prior to his time on Vega Squadron, most notably on Forze. He is really good with the rifle and is able to put forth strong performances for the team. He is constantly pushing in other parts of the map gaining information of the opponents’ whereabouts. Even in cases where he has contact with the enemy, he is often able to take down multiple opponents before going down. This gives a huge advantage to his team in the early part of the round.

jR has been exceptional in his leadership on this team. He is able to have a great presence on the map and has a decent read of the opponents. It is his mid-round calls on the T side, however, which make him a strong In Game Leader. The player has amazing firepower as well which is what makes his leadership unique in the CIS region. It is rare for CS: GO In Game Leaders to have In-Game Leaders with a strong presence on the scoreboard.

The Vega Squadron roster is not really the best when it comes to synergy, firepower. They have had a good run at the StarSeries & I-League Season 6. However, they are up against North Gaming, one of the stronger teams at the tournament.

Fragsters

Fragsters Roster:

  • StavN
  • DragoNfly
  • torben
  • Bubski
  • Refrezh

Fragsters is made up of several Danish players who are pretty new to the top scene in Counter-Strike. These players have just come onto the top level of the Counter-Strike scene. Fragsters has had semifinal finishes in several of their local tournaments such as Dreamhack Open Austin 2018 and Dreamhack Open Valencia 2018.

What is interesting for this team is their ability to stick together and have a very diverse map pool. In this tournament alone, we have seen them on three to four maps and yet pull out a strong performance on all the maps.

Fragsters has three core members since 2016 and it is only recently after two new members joined the team that we are witnessing better performances. The addition of Bubzki and Refrezh has definitely seen a boost in their performances.

The team has a very unique playstyle which surprises their opponents on a regular basis. The team is not a very tactics dependent team, but they are able to win their individual duels which gives them a huge positional and player advantage. At the same time, they do not rely heavily on force buys which allows them to have a strong economy for subsequent rounds.

Prediction:

Both the teams are not regular features in big tournaments. They don’t have the experience of playing on LAN and that can be a huge factor coming into this tournament. Players often underperform when playing on the big stage in front of live viewers. It is an experience that comes with time and repeated exposure.

Vega Squadron is a team with a lot of veterans from the CIS region. The likes of JR, Hutji have been together for quite some time although not always under the same banner. Their opponents, Fragsters do not have the same level of experience of playting on the big stage. For this team, the fact that they have reached the playoffs is big news. While they will still obviously try to win the series and move on to the semifinals, it is already a successful tournament for Fragsters.

We recommend a bet on Vega Squadron for this match. They are the stronger team and have excellent synergy and coordination with each other.

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SK vs Na’Vi: CS:GO Esports Betting Analysis @ Starladder I-League Season 5

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StarSeries & i-League CS GO Season 5 is one of the few tournaments before the London FaceIT major. This tournament comes at a very opportune moment as it presents the preparation of the teams either for the Major or the major qualifiers. Starladder is well known for its production and the efficient hosting of several LAN tournaments.

This version of the tournament is currently being held at the ‘National Palace of Arts’ Ukrania. The tournament features a prize pool of $300,000. It is a very top heavy prize distribution with $125000 going to the first place. The second place victory will receive $50,000 in cash prize. The tournament has 16 teams in attendance with five invited teams and the rest coming via regional qualifiers. The tournament features a BO3 Swiss format, which is essentially considered to be one of the ‘fair tournament formats’ in Counter-Strike Global Offensive.

The tournament already has seen the resurgence of several teams so far in the tournament. The group stages are almost over and we can see how certain teams such as SK Gaming, NIP which have had ample time together are coming along. NIP has already qualified for the quarterfinal and that is a remarkable achievement for a team which has been struggling for the better part of the past several years.

 

Format

  • Group Stage: May 28th – June 1st, 2018
    • 16 Team Swiss System Format
    • All matches are Bo3
    • Top 8 Teams proceed to the Playoffs
    • Bottom 8 Teams are eliminated
    • Click here for a detailed explanation of the Swiss System format.
  • Playoffs: June 2nd – 3rd, 2018
    • Single-Elimination Bracket
    • All matches (including the final) are Bo3

Prize Pool:

  1. $125,000
  2. $50,000
  3. $25,000
  4. $25,000
  5. $10,000
  6. $10,000
  7. $10,000
  8. $10,000
  9. $6,000
  10. $6,000
  11. $6,000
  12. $4,000
  13. $4,000
  14. $4,000
  15. $2,500
  16. $2,500

SK Gaming vs Natus Vincere

SK Gaming

Roster:

  • Fallen
  • Coldzera
  • Stewie2k
  • Boltz
  • Fer

SK Gaming is one of the powerhouses in Counter-Strike Global Offensive. The organization which was well known in previous versions of Counter-Strike. They have had their share of glory in Global Offensive with the Brazilian lineup. The winners of several Counter-Strike Majors, SK Gaming lately has not been the best in the world. They are clearly climbing up the path to success especially post the roster changes they made.

The SK Gaming roster consists of four Brazilian players and Stewie2k. Each player has shown an indication to be the best in the business. Their ability to constantly be one of the best in the world despite the various shortcomings renders this team as a strong contender no matter their place on the Counter-Strike leaderboards.

Fallen remains one of the best leadership in Counter-Strike Global Offensive. His reach extends not just in his phenomenal AWP capability but also as a friend and in real life. His contribution to the team and the Brazilian CS GO scene is astounding and beyond measure. Of course, the SK team still remains one of the best and are constantly amongst the Top 5 teams. Fallen is not afraid to make drastic changes to the strategy and the roster in their attempt to achieve number 1 position in the standings. He also receives a lot of support from his teammates who instinctively and they trust his callouts on maps that are not favored. Fallen has a very aggressive playstyle which surprises his opponents. He is well known for the extremely short range unscoped AWP shot, one that has won the team countless tournaments.

As we look at the rest of the team, we notice several superstars active on the roster. We have Coldzera who has graffiti named after him on some maps. The individual skill ceiling on the player remains one of the best in the game. However, of late, he has not had the best time proving himself to his fans and the SK Gaming fans. Coldzera is usually very calculated with his positioning, but when the time comes for a clash he is very aggressive. Multiple high risk peeks often result in near impossible shots. Coldzera has been having a mediocre time on the team which coincides with the lack of results on the roster.

Stewie2k is the latest addition to the SK Gaming squad. After successfully leading Cloud9 to victory at the Eleague Boston Major, he switched teams to join SK Gaming and help them regain their past glory. The team is doing quite well with the addition of Stewie2k. He is still integrating with the team on the communications and tactical aspect of their gameplay. But as we look at the team’s performance and the rise.

SK Gaming is preparing it’s best for the London Major. This tournament would be a useful stepping stone en route to the next Counter-Strike Major.Natus Vincere

Roster:

  • Edward
  • Flamie
  • S1mple
  • Zeus
  • Electronic

The CIS roster has made a name for itself, but one player stands out amongst the rest. The world’s best player, S1mple has always put forth really strong results on the team. However, despite the poor performances on an individual level from the rest of the team, Na’Vi is a successful top five CS GO team.

S1mple’s ability to perform at a high level despite the performance of the team supposedly dragging him down is the only reason why Na’Vi still remains relevant. S1mple’s performance has been great and he can single-handedly win any game when the time is right. However, the rest of the team doesn’t shy away from trying out different strategies and tactics. Their Train might not be the best, but Na’Vi has taken the game to its opponents. They make aggressive plays when required and they play passive at times.

Na’Vi’s recent results don’t show much off their strategies. The fact remains that despite being an overly tactical team, the team relies heavily on it’s firepower and the individual fragging capabilities of players such as Electronic and S1mple. The duo are great when they can perform, but it is difficult to constantly keep carrying the rest of the team.

Prediction:

Both the teams are pretty much in a similar condition right now. The two teams are recovering and trying to become the best. They have had roster changes recently and the integration of the teams in their gameplay and chemistry is clearly visible.

SK Gaming recently added Stewie2k and they have made significant progress together as a team. The Brazilian squad might not be the best and are way behind Faze Clan and Astralis, but their rate of progress is definitely exciting and in time for the London FaceIT Major.

As for Na’Vi, the squad remains overly dependent on S1mple. The player who has shown so much progress in his attitude and individual performance is definitely the top performer on the roster. As Na’Vi depends on S1mple and their performance, they have learnt to adjust their playstyle accordingly. The CIS squad, however does not rely only on S1mple. They focus most of their energy into ensuring a good team performance. As we look back at the team’s results, however, we see that SK Gaming has consistently managed to win against Na’Vi. It might be a psychological advantage or simply consistently better performances against Na’Vi.

 

Just judging by their past performances and the fact that they are so close in their current results, we have to recommend a bet on SK Gaming for this match.

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Astralis vs. fnatic CS:GO Esports Betting Analysis @ Dreamhack Marseille

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Introduction

Dreamhack Marseille 2018 is going to be one of the most interesting events in CS:GO to date. A lot of top teams have been shaken up by roster changes (primarily FaZe Clan and SK Gaming), and a lot of roster turmoil for other teams (Natus Vincere) makes the favorites for this event quite unclear. Without a top team like FaZe Clan or SK Gaming to dominate the soil, anyone can claim the championship with their own. The recent roster additions have yet to be tested on LAN, so it is unclear if online results could set a concrete precedent to each team’s level coming into this LAN.

While mousesports and Astralis can be considered the clear favorites for this tournament, primarily due to recent results and that both teams have yet to change their roster. Both teams have played consistently and for the better, with Astralis being able to get out of their slump with the addition of Magisk and mousesports having won V4 Future Esports Festival over Virtus.Pro. Apart from that, there’s also fnatic, but their online results have been mixed since winning WESG and IEM Katowice; part of this may be due to roster turmoil over Golden’s status within the team.

Boasting a $250,000 prize pool, Marseille also has an untested competitor from Asia, with TyLoo coming to prove themselves with a potent AWPer in xcurrate leading the squad. With their upset potential from StarSeries along with rivals Renegades, anything could happen at Marseille. In a time where dominance is uncertain, Marseille might just turn out to be an exciting event with these new rosters in the field.

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Prize Distribution

  • 1st – $100,000
  • 2nd – $50,000
  • 3rd-4th – $22,000
  • 5-8th – $10,000
  • 9-16th $2,000

Broadcast Talent

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  • Analysts:
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  • Reporter:
  • Remote Commentators:

Format

  • Group Stage: April 18th – April 20th, 2018
    • Four double-elimination format (GSL) Groups (4 teams each)
    • Opening & Elimination matches are Bo1
    • Winners’ & Decider matches are Bo3
    • Top two teams from each group advance to the Playoffs
  • Playoffs: April 21st – 22nd, 2018
    • Single-Elimination bracket
    • All matches are Bo3

Credit to Liquipedia

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Denmark Astralis (powered by EsportsBet)

  • Denmark gla1ve
  • Denmark device
  • Denmark dupreeh
  • Denmark Xyp9x
  • Denmark Magisk
  • Denmark zonic (coach)

Astralis have been looking stronger since Kjaerbye’s departure in favor of Magisk, having refreshed their new system; Magisk is also a clearly stronger fragger than that of the former. With that, we’ve seen the return of the device carry on the AWP alongside stellar performances from his partner-in-crime, dupreeh.

But, at this event, we’ve seen the star play of Magisk, carrying Astralis towards a semifinal birth against their nordic rivals. There shouldn’t be any discredit for gla1ve, though, as his tactical prowess has led to Astralis making very minimal mistakes. Luckily, Astralis did not have to make any changes to their structure, as shown in an interview with Magisk. This allowed gla1ve to continue from where he left off, making very little changes while improving Astralis from a strategic standpoint.

Astralis quickly picked up where they left off with Magisk (credit: StarLadder)

In terms of current form, Astralis may as well be considered top 3 in the world (alongside mousesports, fnatic, and possibly FaZe). They’re clearly the strongest team that has made a recent roster change, and their semifinal placing at StarLadder i-Series is the most latest of results to prove it. Their ability to play off each other so well while also preventing the enemy from making any openings is impeccable. Astralis’ tactical prowess is shown to be the strongest on a map like de_overpass or de_cache, as shown when they completely obliterated Liquid.

As per their current performance at Dreamhack (obliterating FaZe, Liquid, and Gambit with less than 6 rounds lost in 4 of the 5 maps played between the 2) Astralis are a team that allow very little exploits in their gameplan. The only problem Astralis have is in regards to their ability to close out games or perform against individual star power, which has been mitigated since their choking days, but still show (like in the 1st map against Liquid). Right now, though, Astralis are probably one of the most consistent and strongest teams out there,

 

Sweden fnatic (powered by EsportsBet)

  • Sweden JW
  • Sweden Golden
  • Sweden flusha
  • Sweden KRiMZ
  • Sweden Lekr0
  • Sweden Jumpy (coach)

fnatic has been powering through their last few tournament appearances, which include becoming one of the two teams to win 2 major tournaments in 2018. IEM Katowice was thanks to some late-game heroics from flusha, whereas WESG 2018 saw them defeat the Turkish contenders Space Soldiers.

So far, the main catalyst for fnatic’s success is not Golden’s ability to bring structure and tacticality to the roster, but KRiMZ himself. In their quarterfinals win against Ninjas in Pyjamas, KRiMZ scored 70 kills across 3 maps that ended with a CT-train comeback from fnatic. If that isn’t enough to say how KRiMZ has been performing in 2018 so far, there’s no telling as to what can describe KRiMZ so far. He has been the clear star of the team, whereas Lekr0 and co. are supporting him from the backlines.

Golden came, saw, and conquered fnatic with two championship wins (credit: Daily Dot Esports)

fnatic try to give KRiMZ opportunities to trade frags and get multi-kills while anchoring on CT side. This usually leads to Golden and JW creating space for KRiMZ, whereas Lekr0 comes in and does some work here and there with the trusty deagle/AK-47. flusha, staying in his usual lurk spot, can be seen creating space, albeit doing it alone and on the other side of the map. This is to be expected from a player of flusha’s playstyle, and works best with a player as intelligent as him.

The only problem that rises around fnatic is their inconsistent map pool. While de_cobblestone has proven to be an ace up in the sleeve against Na`Vi and Renegades, they’ve been faltering on one of their other trademark maps, de_inferno, and only have de_mirage to rely on. While they have beat FaZe and Ninjas in Pyjamas on de_train, it’s really hard to say that it’s a map to be relied on when fnatic have a spotty history around in. Considering it’s against Astralis, it may not work.

It doesn’t help that Golden can’t hold his own while fragging, but it’s hard to fragout when a player like KRiMZ is playing like an MVP each game.

 

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