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BIG Gaming vs Optic Gaming: Esports Betting Analysis @ CS_Summit 3

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The CS_Summit 3 is the third event for Beyond the Summit in Counter-Strike Global Offensive. The tournament is well known for its chilled atmosphere where the talent and sometimes the players on the cast are on a couch. The background is filled with players and production crew moving around constantly in the house. It is a very casual approach to esports tournaments and it has seen massive success in Dota 2 and now Counter-Strike.

Beyond the Summit is made up of several avid gamers and they understand the production viewpoint of an average fan. This particular event will see a prize pool of $150,000. It was initially supposed to be held in the second week of October. However, due to unspecified reasons, the organisers decided to push it further. We assume it is to accommodate the teams’ schedules. Ofcourse owning the venue has its advantages as all the matches are played at the Summit Arena.

Broadcast Talent

Format

  • Playoffs:
    • Double-Elimination Bracket
    • All matches (excl. Grand Final) are Bo3 series
    • The Grand Final is a Bo5 series; the upper bracket team has a 1 map advantage

The CS_Summit 3 format is definitely an interesting one. The tournament will see double elimination bracket where the teams have to prove themselves multiple times to advance to the next stage. The Grand finals is a Best of Five series, and if recent tournaments are any standards, we should be in for an exciting finish. However, the team coming into the Grand finals from the upper bracket receives a One map advantage. This is a big advantage and it could essentially lead to a lopsided Grand finals.

BIG Gaming vs Optic Gaming.

BIG Clan

BIG Clan Roster:

  • Nex
  • Smooya
  • Tabsen
  • Tizian
  • Gob B

BIG Clan is one of the few teams that does not play almost every tournament. And yet they impress us in whatever tournaments they do decide to play. The team led by legendary In-Game leader Gob B has seen great progress over the past few months. Gob B’s effect on the team’s performance transcends just in-game. He is a guide to several of the young talent and is constantly helping them to advance in their career.

On the team, we have several well-known players who have made a name for themselves due to their superior firepower and performance. Players like Tabsen, Tizian and Smooya are all capable of turning the tide of the match on its head. Their performance is crucial to the final outcome of their matches. Tabsen is a very experienced player who has been alongside Gob B for a long time. Not only is he a player who can turn up great performances repeatedly, but his experience also provides valuable insight into the team’s functioning. In a way, you can say that Tabsen is the glue that cements the firepower and the leadership. His influence as the deputy to Gob B of sorts is important as we head into this match.

Smooya ofcourse remains the X-factor on this team. His ability with the AWP is well-known, but we do not get to see the same level of performance across multiple tournaments. On the occasion where Smooya is performing well, we see him being hyped up on stage, shouting and often doing as much damage verbally as he does with the AWP. However, when he is not feeling it, we see the player being extremely calm and often absent on the server’s scoreboard. Smooya is crucial to the team’s performance because his AWP playstyle suits the rest of the team. He does have a healthy mixture of aggressive as well as defensive positions. It keeps the opponent guessing as to BIG’s plan on the next round.

Another supporting player for the team, Nex has been very quiet, yet consistent in his performances. The player’s ability to constantly support the big heavyweights on the team such as Tizian and Smooya is what makes him such a silent performance. If we actually look at the statistics, we see that Nex is not really doing bad, but he is not your flashy kind of player.

Optic Gaming

Optic Gaming roster:

  • K0nfig
  • CajunB
  • Snappi
  • Jugi
  • Niko

Optic Gaming recently got back Niko from their Danish counterparts. For the organisation, this has proven to be a bright light. In an otherwise bad period for the parent organisation, their CS: GO division is probably the best news.

Optic gaming has had good performance in recent weeks. While most of their matches are online matches, the victories and the margins of these victories is what inspires confidence in the team. They are a very skill-focussed lineup who rely on individual performances to gain the early advantage. This is in contrast to that of BIG gaming, so timing is extremely important in this matchup. Their performance amongst North American teams has been nothing short of exciting and exemplary.

For K0nfig, this match is extremely important. The player has the ability to constantly lift up individual matches on his shoulders. He has a very high skill-ceiling and is almost a consistent performer for the team. He is not afraid to make exceptionally aggressive plays, ensuring a great advantage for Optic Gaming. K0nfig is a person who has won innumerable Man of the Match awards. His experience and timing are crucial in most of his duels. He is responsible for the team’s performance especially on open maps such as Cache and Dust 2.

On any other map, we see how strong the Danish CT side is. They are not one to stick to the ‘traditional Danish maps’. We see them constantly play different maps with a wider map pool. However, their map pool being wide does not guarantee a win for the team. More often than not, we would have liked to see them being extremely proficient on certain maps. For now, Snappi has his task cut out as he leads the team against BIG Gaming, one of the more tactics focussed roster out there.

Prediction:

The two teams present a very diverse approach to the game. While BIG gaming has a focus on strategy and grenade usage, Optic Gaming is not on a similar level when it comes to the tactical focus within the game. Gob B’s influence on BIG gaming’s performance is painfully evident and it is one of the reasons for their success in recent months.

Optic Gaming’s performance in this tournament as well as in the upcoming months depends on how quickly Niko integrates with the team. So far, in online matches, the results have been satisfactory. It will be interesting to see whether the greater firepower on Optic Gaming prevails over BIG Clan’s strategical approach to the game.

For now, we recommend a bet on BIG gaming because they always have a chance of Smooya going off on the AWP. His performance is crucial to the outcome of this match.

 

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Ghost Gaming vs Kinguin: 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 tier 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

Team Kinguin vs Ghost Gaming

Team Kinguin

Team Kinguin Roster:

  • Mouz
  • Rallen
  • Taz
  • Reatz
  • Minise
  • Loord

Team Kinguin won their BO3 series against Tyloo in the opening part of the Zotac Cup Masters 2018. The Polish team had a very close match-up against Tyloo. The match saw two maps going all the way to 30 rounds. They even lost their own map pick on Overpass with a close score of 14-16.

Minise is the MVP on this roster and he looks extremely strong right now. The Polish player managed to put up a great 71 kills during the curse of the series. The player has a very aggressive playstyle but is also depends on how much of a good start he has.

Kinguin has great synergy as a team and their strength lies in the way they have each other’s back. In terms of strategy, the team was definitely better than Tyloo in their previous match. Rallen and Taz might not always be up on the scoreboard, but their supportive style of play is what ensures the likes of Minise and Mouz to step up in their matches. Taz has the experience of playing against top teams on a consistent basis. His experience in handling different types of teams and strategies is what makes the team very strong.

However, Kinguin is not really a team that is known for their deep map pool. As we saw with their performance against Tyloo, their map picks are not a sure win either. The team needs to enable themselves into playing together as a roster. This is what makes the Kinguin roster strong. They will be playing against Ghost Gaming in their semifinal match and that is going to be a much tougher ordeal than Tyloo Gaming.

Ghost Gaming

Ghost Gaming roster:

  • Wardell
  • Subroza
  • Steel
  • Koosta
  • Krystal

Ghost Gaming is mostly a North American team. The roster includes three Canadian players, one American player and Krystal from Germany. The team has adapted really well despite having Krystal added to their roster. While initially communication and synergy were big problems, the team has adapted wonderfully to each other.

This roster has many superstars of Tier 2 North American scene, many of who have been on successful rosters in the past. The performance of this roster has only improved with time. Their latest addition to the roster was when Krystal joined them on a loan. Since his addition Ghost Gaming has not played a single tournament. This will be their first tournament and it is already proving to be a great one.

In yesterday’s match, Krystal did not have a great time. He ended up with a KDA of -15 over three maps. Ofcourse his performance was partly due to Overpass where he was -10 KDA. However, Krystal’s individual performance should not be taken in isolation. After all, he helps the team with his calm mentality and his experience playing in Top EU teams in the past.

Prediction:

The two teams are sort of evenly matched in this series. Kinguin has proven themselves to be a strong team. However, their win yesterday was solely on the back of Minise putting up some really big numbers. Confidence and Momentum are what makes the team stand out. It is still unsure whether they will be able to repeat the same performance once more today.

As for their opponent, Ghost Gaming is a team that has recently made changes to their roster. The team’s performance cannot be judged and this is their first tournament together. The latest addition to their roster, Krystal performed miserably yesterday. But his addition to the team seems to have brought out the right combination of temperament on the roster. Wardell and Koosta put up the big numbers necessary for the team to glide over their opponents.

For the outcome of this match, Ghost Gaming seems to be in a much better position, especially with Wardell and Koosta being as strong as they are. They are the players in form and we have all seen Koosta’s peak being one of the best in North America. He is on a relatively weaker team, but that does not stop his individual performance from out-classing his peers. We recommend a small bet on Ghost Gaming for this match. They should have a 57% chance of winning this match.

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