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Faze Clan vs BIG Gaming: Esports Betting Analysis @ Eleague CSGO Invitational.

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The Eleague CS: GO Invitational is the last Premier LAN event before the commencement of the CS: GO Major. However, it is not as stacked as some of the other Eleague tournaments. In fact, it has only four teams in attendance, and not all of them are Tier one teams.  

The tournament features four teams namely BIG Gaming, Cloud9, Complexity Gaming and Faze Clan. These four teams are not representative of the best teams in the world. However, there is a sort of delicacy in the balance of the teams’ rankings. Faze Clan has recently introduced a new player and coach. This definitely makes them one of the unknown performers at this event. On the other hand, BIG Gaming is a team that is rarely seen at multiple LAN events. However, they always have a great grenade usage in the games that they are involved in. The team always receives praise from the casters and analysts for their strategies and their playstyle.

Complexity might not be one of the strongest teams, but it has a loyal fanbase. They have Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert as a stand-in for this event. It is a four-team event and there is technically a 25% chance for this team. The last and final team in this event is Cloud9. Cloud9 is a team that has made changes to its team recently and they are an unknown force in the tournament. Judging from their roster; they have the potential to defeat Faze Clan and take home the trophy.

The Eleague CS: GO Invitational will take place from the 25th to 27th of January, 2019. It takes place at the Eleague Arena in Atlanta. All the matches will be streamed live on Twitch.

Broadcast Talent

  • Commentators & Analysts:
  • Observer:
    • TBA

Format

  • Playoffs: January 25th – 27th, 2018
    • Double-Elimination bracket
    • All matches are Bo3

Faze vs BIG

Faze Clan

Faze Clan Roster:

  • Håvard “rain” Nygaard.
  • Nikola “NiKo” Kovač.
  • Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács.
  • Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer Gustafsson.
  • Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubayev.

Faze Clan’s roster is down in the lower bracket after their loss to Cloud9 in their opening match. The Faze roster brought in AdreN to the team as a supportive player. The player’s addition to the team definitely adds a lot more structure to their roster. However, they still need to work on their strategy and the tactics on this star-studded team.

Niko is the In-Game Leader on this roster. Being the In-Game Leader and often the best player on the team is obviously a big bonus for the team. Often we see In-Game leaders fall off when it comes to their ability to play on an individual level. The same has not been the case for Niko, who has put up amazing performances on Faze Clan. He has a good understanding of how he wants to play the game. His vision on the team’s playstyle is obviously not well read by his teammates because they don’t see the same level of performances as the star-studded player. Niko was crazy in their match against Complexity. Niko had a KDA of +22 in just two maps. They were able to decimate Complexity 16:12 on Train and then 16:2 on Cache.


GuardiaN’s aggressive playstyle would be handy in keeping Smooya in Check.

Niko has great synergy with the other veterans on the Faze Clan roster. The team’s performance is helped immensely by Guardian, who is the primary AWPer for the team. Guardian’s performance is judged by his level of aggressiveness on the server. If Guardian is going for the aggressive peaks consantly trying to get picks on weird angles, it means he is extremely confident. It often results in a massive advantage for the team repeatedly. If Guardian is able to put up big numbers in this match against BIG Gaming; Faze Clan’s chances are definitely very high.

Olofmeister is the MVP on the team and has been the most consistent player on the team for most of 2018. He was absent for long periods of time due to personal reasons; however, as we move into 2019, there will be a lot of eyes on the player’s performance. He is the lurker on the team and he remains a huge impact in Faze CLan’s performance. Even as the lurker, he can open into the site and can take multiple kills. This leaves open the site for Faze Clan or they can choose to play mind-games and move to the next bomb-site. Olofmeister is a great player with the rifle as well as the AWP. Having made a name for himself in the past, Olofmeister strives to make himself great again on this International team. With Faze Clan, however, the results often depend on the other players on the roster.


Olofmeister is one of the most consistent players on Faze Clan in 2018.

AdreN’s addition to the team definitely is going to pose language barrier problems to the roster. The player is extremely skilled and has played the support role for a long time. He can ensure that his team is given the advantage while entering the bombsite. Throwing flashes, smokes and molotovs onto the bomb-site, AdreN can single-handedly clear the bombsite and put their opponents into uncomfortable positions.

Together, Faze Clan needs all its members to work together and seamlessly in order to ensure a victory in the tournament. The Eleague CS: GO Invitational is the last event before the start of the Major and Faze Clan will not have more time to prepare themselves.

BIG Gaming.

BIG Roster:

  • Fatih “gob b” Dayik.
  • Johannes “tabseN” Wodarz.
  • Tizian “tiziaN” Feldbusch.
  • Owen “smooya” Butterfield.
  • İsmailcan “XANTARES” Dörtkardeş.

The German organisation is one of the most strategic teams in the world of CS: GO. With Gob B firmly establishing himself as a player and a coach who can out-think his opponents, BIG Gaming playstyle reflects his ideas. Last year we saw BIG Gaming have a huge impact on their grenade usage and their positioning on certain maps. However, the team is also one that is extremely inconsistent from one tournament to another. For most of their part, BIG Gaming depends on their primary AWPer Smooya to show up in a big way. If he has a great performance, BIG Gaming usually has a very dominant match and can even challenge the best teams in the world on a regular basis.


Go B is known for his tactics and strategical influence on the BIG Gaming playstyle.

However, BIG Gaming’s performance is reliant on a few players outperforming the rest. They recently added Xantares to their CS: GO team. The player has been a beast so far at the Eleague CS: GO Invitational. He is primarily a rifler and he can have a massive impact on the overall performance of the team. He can ensure that the team is able to get massive entry frags and often turn the outcome of the round in favour of BIG Gaming. So far at Eleague CS: GO Invitational, Xantares is probably the best and most consistent player on BIG Gaming. We don’t doubt that he will turn up in a big way in their match against Faze Clan.

However, we have to turn back to Smooya. The player is very inconsistent and he can turn from a beast in One Game to have no impact in the next match. BIG needs to provide Smooya the space to get his confidence back, make aggressive plays. Even if he unable to get frags, the confidence of making moves all around the map is important for BIG Gaming and Smooya in general.

Tizian has not had a great performance at the Eleague CSGO Invitaional 2019.

The other players on the team are doing decent. Tizian needs to step up and whilel we see his muscle memory put up strong frags; his impact on the team’s performance is definitely not as high. The team’s performance has seen them often overlooking Tizian’s positioning. However, as long as he maintains a decent score, BIG Gaming should be very comfortable in their results so far.

BIG Gaming’s perofrmance will depend on their innovative strategies and how to provide their players with the most advantage. The Grenade usage is just one example which ensures that the team can put up strong performances. They ensure that their opponents are always at a disadvantage before the actual round and team fight begins. This does not mean in any way that the BIG Gaming players are not upto taking on aim duels against their opponents. It is just a more efficient way of playing the game and ensuring adequate usage of their grenades and strategies.

Prediction:

The game will depend on how Guardian matches up against Smooya. Both the AWP players are very momentum based players and their performance directly reflects on their confidence. We have all seen Smooya put up really strong performances when he is hyped and is vocal on an individual level. However, the player is very inconsistent. Even so far in the tournament, we can clearly see the big impact that Smooya has on the performance of the team. In their first match against Complexity, Smooya had a KDA of +22. BIG won their initial match with ease. However, in the latest match against Cloud9, Smooya barely made an impact. He had fewer kills than Gob B which is truly surprising. But that is just how the player performs. He might be God tier on one day, but he might not put up any good performances the next day. In fact, Smooya was not even using the AWP in their match against Cloud9. He was preferring to buy the AUG and play with the AUG during their winners’ match.


Tabsen and BIG are the veterans on the roster.

Ofcourse, statistically Faze Clan seems to be the better team. They are a team which has recently made a few changes, but realistically Niko has been calling for the team since the last Major. The players are used to his shot-calling and they will continue to do so. With YNK joining the team, it does present a new angle to the team’s performance. Recently Flusha mentioned that Faze Clan looked very incoherent and were unsure of what their play was. The Faze players are all over the map and the lack of a structured playstyle clearly is visible in their results. Can Faze improve on this at Eleague CS: GO Invitational? Probably not. However, their individual skill level is definitely higher than that of BIG Gaming, even on their average days.


As such, we recommend a low bet on Faze Clan. They are not the most confident team right now and lack of form definitely hurts. But with Smooya’s inconsistency and the German team’s over-reliance on Xantares to carry them through the tournament; any bet on BIG will be extremely risky for BIG Gaming.

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Space Soldiers vs. fnatic CS:GO Esports Betting Analysis at WESG 2017

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Introduction

Esports Betting players will have a field day at WESG’s 2017 Global LAN Finals. The World Electronic Sports Games 2017 is a continuation of last year’s finals, where organizers AliSports and ImbaTV hosted tournaments across multiple esports titles with spectacular prize pools. With patriotism and nationality pride on the line, many countries travel across to China in hopes of taking home a significant result to their country, as the whole purpose of WESG is to have “national team” competitions against one another.

Because of this, all the teams represent one single nationality. Last year, it was the French side of EnVyUs that won in the grand finals over Team Kinguin to take home the $800,000 grand prize. And, once again, that same prize will be part of the golden pot of $1,500,000 USD; teams placing as quarterfinalists or above will be taking home $10,000 at the minimum placing.

While last year’s national competition for Counter-Strike’s esports scene did not feature many top teams, there are a lot of top tier esports squads to bet on for this year. Reigning champions Team EnVyUs return with an altered lineup (kioshiMa standing in for ScreaM due to nationality rules), and recent and former champions fnatic, SK Gaming, and Cloud9 look to battle their way to take home the lion’s share.

Of course, they’ll be subject to fierce competition, as teams across South America, North America, Canada, Europe, CIS, Asia, Oceania, and more have come this far; these teams will be giving it their all to fight their way to the bitter end. Anything can happen, but there are sure to be sheer favorites and complete underdogs. But, at an intercontinental LAN like this with many group stages and matches to played, anyone can go home disappointed. Because of the plentiful amount of matches, esports bettors will surely be betting on a lot of the matches at WESG!

Broadcast Talent

English Broadcast
Chinese Broadcast

Format

  • Group Stage 1:
    • Eight Round-Robin format groups (4 teams each)
    • Top two team in each group advance to Group Stage 2
    • Bottom two teams are eliminated
    • All the matches are Bo1
  • Group Stage 2:
    • Four Double Round-Robin format groups (4 teams each)
    • Top two team in each group advance to the Playoffs
    • Bottom two teams are eliminated
    • All the matches are Bo2
  • Playoffs:
    • Single-Elimination Bracket
    • All matches are Bo3
    • 3rd place decider for semi-finalists

Credit to Liquipedia

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Turkey Space Soldiers (powered by EsportsBet)

  • Turkey XANTARES
  • Turkey Calyx
  • Turkey ngiN
  • Turkey paz
  • Turkey MAJ3R
  • Turkey hardstyle (coach)

Space Soldiers are essentially the FlipSid3 Tactics of this era, barely losing to any tier 2 teams or underdogs. They’re that team that have the potential to upset a tier 1 team, but that can happy once in a blue moon. This era started to see a rise with the addition of MAJ3R, who provides a stable IGL to execute strategies and tactics (something the DESPE-era Space Soldiers lacked heavily).

Space Soldiers are a team that can make it far into events like these, having proven that they lack the ability to lose when they’re considered to be one of the favorites. This has been proven to be countered by AGO Gaming, who have beat Space Soldiers in their last two finals appearances between the two. Regardless, the distance between the other teams and Space Soldiers is very distant, and they’re a reliable pick when choosing to throw your esports bet on an overdog.

Space Soldiers: Soldiers who only know brute force aggression (StarLadder)

It was expected that they would make a deep run into WESG, as they had proven at the WESG 2016 LAN Finals, losing to Virtus.Pro in the 3rd place decider. They completely dominated all of their opponents so far, having only dropped a map to Team One is the second group stage (bo2). Spectators have yet to see what Space Soldiers can offer up against a team considered better than them, though, and we’ll be able to see that against fnatic.

Space Soldiers are a team that follow a setup heavily reminiscent of the golden era fnatic lineup. They have two star hitters they can consistently rely on (XANTARES and Calyx) whereas as a backup plan, any of the other players on the lineup can show up (primarily paz). Space Soldiers have been gradually straying away from the usual 4 rifle + 1 AWP setup, opting for a more aggressive approach by having all 5 players rifle.  Should that not be the case, ngiN is usually the first option for picking up the AWP.

Also to note, that Space Soldiers are currently on an 8 game winning streak with their current lineup (17 counting the past lineup) on de_cache at LAN, having gained notoriety for it since their upset against SK Gaming. Most likely, fnatic will be wanting to veto this map.

 

Sweden fnatic (powered by EsportsBet)

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

The Swedish roster and esports bettors alike headed into WESG over a cloud of worry and mystery, as media outlets reported that ex-Ninjas in Pyjamas IGL Xizt would be joining over the removal of Golden—just after winning IEM Katowice 2018 over FaZe Clan.

Ignoring that, let’s face the fact that fnatic won IEM Katowice purely from some individual stand out performances from KRiMZ and flusha. Of course, let’s not discredit Golden, as the addition of a pure IGL like Golden help restructure fnatic in a way that utilized each player’s strength correctly. fnatic team coordination really works off of their individual play-styles. For example, flusha is usually seen soloing and holding/gaining control of a certain portion of the map. On the other hand, Golden and Lekr0 work together to take control and entry with the team, whereas KRiMZ and JW work very well as trade fraggers (and JW’s AWP serves another entry threat).

fnatic’s IEM Katowice victory is shrouded by roster rumors looming over IGL Golden (ESL)

Personally, there is nothing wrong with this team, as long as flusha can continue his major-form and KRiMZ plays as stellar as he has so far. The team structure works really well, and each player plays off another very well. The only question that remains is how consistent fnatic can remain with this roster, as their IEM Katowice win is preceded by a 0-3 group stage at StarLadder. Also to note that fnatic’s grand final win over FaZe could have not been a possibility had flusha not clutched out two crucial rounds (1 & 2).

In that same grand final, it become clear that fnatic’s map pool is not in-depth, having to play a map like de_train as one of the decider maps. Had they chosen to expand their playability to 6 of the 7 map pools, they could have been a very strong team overall.

Prediction

Team One vs. Team Russia CS:GO Esports Betting Analysis WESG 2017

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Introduction

Esports Betting players will have a field day at WESG’s 2017 Global LAN Finals. The World Electronic Sports Games 2017 is a continuation of last year’s finals, where organizers AliSports and ImbaTV hosted tournaments across multiple esports titles with spectacular prize pools. With patriotism and nationality pride on the line, many countries travel across to China in hopes of taking home a significant result to their country, as the whole purpose of WESG is to have “national team” competitions against one another.

Because of this, all the teams represent one single nationality. Last year, it was the French side of EnVyUs that won in the grand finals over Team Kinguin to take home the $800,000 grand prize. And, once again, that same prize will be part of the golden pot of $1,500,000 USD; teams placing as quarterfinalists or above will be taking home $10,000 at the minimum placing.

While last year’s national competition for Counter-Strike’s esports scene did not feature many top teams, there are a lot of top tier esports squads to bet on for this year. Reigning champions Team EnVyUs return with an altered lineup (kioshiMa standing in for ScreaM due to nationality rules), and recent and former champions fnatic, SK Gaming, and Cloud9 look to battle their way to take home the lion’s share.

Of course, they’ll be subject to fierce competition, as teams across South America, North America, Canada, Europe, CIS, Asia, Oceania, and more have come this far; these teams will be giving it their all to fight their way to the bitter end. Anything can happen, but there are sure to be sheer favorites and complete underdogs. But, at an intercontinental LAN like this with many group stages and matches to played, anyone can go home disappointed. Because of the plentiful amount of matches, esports bettors will surely be betting on a lot of the matches at WESG!

Broadcast Talent

English Broadcast
Chinese Broadcast

Format

  • Group Stage 1:
    • Eight Round-Robin format groups (4 teams each)
    • Top two team in each group advance to Group Stage 2
    • Bottom two teams are eliminated
    • All the matches are Bo1
  • Group Stage 2:
    • Four Double Round-Robin format groups (4 teams each)
    • Top two team in each group advance to the Playoffs
    • Bottom two teams are eliminated
    • All the matches are Bo2
  • Playoffs:
    • Single-Elimination Bracket
    • All matches are Bo3
    • 3rd place decider for semi-finalists

Credit to Liquipedia

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Brazil Team One (powered by EsportsBet)

  • Brazil Maluk3
  • Brazil mch
  • Brazil caike
  • Brazil iDk
  • Brazil trk
  • Brazil cky (coach)

Nobody would have expected the backup Brazilian team at WESG to make splashes. Some could argue that their win against Cloud9 was a bigger surprise at this esports tournament over SK Gaming going out in the group stage to Team Russia and BIG (who are tough opponents). Just the sheer fact that they rocked the major champions in a best of 3 rocked many’s predictions, and many esports bettors’ wallets.

 

The defeat against Cloud9 came at a surprise. Team One, though, were the best South American team (outside of SK Gaming, who was in NA). They had been dominating most tournaments over there, and had recently made the move to North America. They had participated in the recent ECS NA Cup, but failed to qualify after losing to now-eUnited in the qualifier match to make it past.

 

Team One on the way to WESG

Even then, traveling to WESG was a surprise, as they made it through the first two group stages, having defeated teams around their caliber. trk and iDk have shown up as the true stars of the team, while Maluk3 plays a very stationary (but aggressive) AWP role. mch and caike are serving as the experience/support of the team, providing insights and shot-calling as they go. But, what makes them so dangerous is the Brazilian motivation. Once the Brazilians get hyped, and they know they’re the underdogs, it’s just too hard to stop them.

Of course, Team One couldn’t be betting on their underdog status to take them to the grand finals, as they got overpowered by a more experienced and tantalizing fnatic (who did beat C9 earlier).

Nonetheless, this team is going to be a surprising one to watch. Albeit, it is going to be hard to see how they do against Team Russia, who, unlike Cloud9, are a mix of experienced top Russian players and have very limited demos to watch from.

Looking at their maps won at WESG, it is safe to say that their go-to maps are de_train, de_cache, and de_mirage, having compiled 2 wins on each map at WESG. If Team Russia want to avoid the Team One scare, it’s best to try to restrict iDk, trk, and to try to get the map veto towards de_cobblestone and de_inferno.

 

 

Russia Team Russia (powered by EsportsBet)

  • Russia Dosia
  • Russia seized
  • Russia WorldEdit
  • Russia electronic
  • Russia hooch
  • Russia MSE (coach)

You can check out EsportsBet’s last betting analysis and team preview for Russia for their esports match against EnVyUs here.

Russia’s playoff match against AGO was a very rough one for the Russians, as they lost their map pick. Surprisingly enough, they brought it back on two maps that AGO were much stronger on (in retrospect): de_mirage and de_train. While Russia did defeat EnVyUs 16-0 on de_train, AGO have a positive stat sheet on de_train against multiple teams of similar caliber, so Russia’s win was very impactful for the squad.

seized has his eyes on the prize (WESG)

Albeit, their match against Space Soldiers showed the worst out of both teams, especially on de_nuke. Both teams’ T-sides were sloppy, and the only reason Space Soldiers crushed Team Russia on de_cobblestone was a patented star performance from XANTARES, who completely crushed the Russian side with 30+ kills. de_nuke could be considered an outlier for this match, as it was clear that both teams barely practiced on it (and rarely play it in officials for their respective teams).

What’s clear from Russia’s performance so far is that they’re all fragging evenly between each other (with an outlier in that). That outlier comes from electronic, who is leading in second at the WESG event in terms of rating (behind XANTARES). It’s clear that while Russia lacks any tactical depth to their play, they have the basic defaults and smokes down on each map, and their teamwork is impeccable (apart from playing on de_nuke).

Prediction

Natus Vincere (NaVi) vs. Space Soldiers CSGO Esports Betting Analysis @ ESL Pro League 7 Relegation LAN

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Introduction

The ESL Pro League Relegation will be in junction with ESEA MDL S26’s Global Challenge LAN Finals. Teams participating will be the second to last and third to last teams of the 6th ESL Pro League Season and the silver and bronze finishers of the EU and NA MDL S26 Premier seasons.

Careers will be made. Careers will be over (or temporarily postponed). Whoever qualifies are guaranteed a new breath of life and temporary prosperity, while the ones who fail have their careers on the line. Only two of the four can make it, and the competition is very fierce.

On the European side, the CIS giants of Natus Vincere and the Swedish hopefuls of GODSENT have been pitted against the up and coming Turkish squad of Space Soldiers and the frozen-featured and Czech-Slovak squadron Alza eXtatus.

For the North American side, the stand-in affected Ghost Gaming and mutually alike Rogue Gaming face off in grudge matches against the North American hope Rise Nation and the ex-iBP bolstered GX.

With many fan favorites on both the European and North American side, who will come out on top? Stay tuned!

Format

  • North American and European Relegation
  • Double Elimination Bracket (Best of 3 Format)
  • Top 2 advance to ESL Pro League Season 7 NA/EU
    • Bottom 2 are relegated to ESEA MDL S27 NA/EU

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Natus Vincere

  • s1mple, electronic, Zeus, flamie, Edward

You may be surprised to see Natus Vincere having been forced into a relegation situation, but roster troubles with seized and requiring a temporary stand-in through the last season were main contributors to this situation. Now, having retooled the lineup with electronic, Natus Vincere are stronger than ever, having won their first LAN event with this lineup (Dreamhack Winter Open 2017).

The main stars of this team are obviously s1mple and electronic, with flamie occasionally chiming in and Edward playing the support anchor role in many situations. Zeus’ return as an IGL has had varying amounts of success compared to before, but Na`Vi’s tempo has changed to include fast executes.

The only problem that they’ll have coming into this match is the jet lag, and the fact that Space Soldiers will have warmed up beforehand with the grand finals match against AGO Gaming. That doesn’t excuse the fact that Natus Vincere are another beast on LAN, though. They are naturally known as a LAN team, and are still a team to be feared in that environment regardless of their current condition. Having boot-camped too, everyone will be eager to see what this new lineup has in preparation fro the major.

Space Soldiers

  • Calyx, paz, XANTARES, MAJ3R, ngiN

Many will be quick to count out Space Soldiers for this match, but let’s not forget that they have been in the LAN setting for the past 2 days. Right before this matchup, they will have played the grand final of the ESEA MDL S26, and warm up against a fierce opponent in AGO Gaming. They’ve been practicing their trade at this LAN, and are sure to come fired up in the EPL Season 7 Relegation stage.

They’ve been the main talk of the esports community as an up and coming team. If there is a duo that one could alike to s1mple and electronic, it is XANTARES and Calyx. While they may not play top level competition like the former, they have proven to be the hardest carry duo in the Turkish scene for a long time. When you include paz, who can go lights out when necessary, this Space Soldiers lineup just gets even more dangerous.

Space Soldiers share a similar depth pool versus Natus Vincere, and one should benchmark their performance against AGO Gaming to determine whether they’ll have a similar performance against Natus Vincere. As both NaVi and AGO Gaming are aim-heavy style teams, Space Soldiers share striking similarities in their own style too, making this bo3 a battle of the aimers.

Prediction