Group Stage Results:
MIBR 0-2 G2 Esports
G2 -1.5 @1.45 odds on Unibet WON
Team Liquid 2-0 Envy
2nd map Team Envy +7.5 @1.85 odds on Unibet LOST
Renegades 0-2 ENCE
ENCE -1.5 @2.15 odds on Unibet WON
Team Vitality 0-2 Heroic
Team Vitality -1.5 @1.85 odds on Unibet LOST
Envy 1-2 MIBR
MIBR -1.5 @2.50 odds on Unibet LOST
Liquid 2-1 G2
G2 +1.5 @2.00 odds on Unibet WON
Vitality 2-0 Renegades
Vitality -1.5 @1.75 odds on Unibet WON
Heroic 0-2 ENCE
Over 2.5 maps @1.95 odds on Unibet LOST
G2 1-2 MIBR
2nd map G2 Esports -6.5 @1.85 odds on Unibet LOST
Vitality 2-1 Heroic
Vitality to win @??? odds on Unibet WON
ENCE vs MIBR
Once again the odds are stacked against MIBR but we were shown that they thrive in such situation as yesterday they defeated an inform G2 team. However this time around they are facing a more consistent ENCE team who will less likely fall to the brazilians.
ENCE -1.5 maps @1.60 odds on Unibet
Team Liquid vs Team Vitality
Team Liquid is the overwhelming favorite but can Vitality take revenge on the americans for their defeat at the final of ESL One Cologne? Either way this is looking like to be a close match of the day.
Team Vitality +1.5 @1.73 odds on Unibet
Team Liquid vs ENCE
As per expectations go Liquid is yet again the overwhelming favorite to take it all. That said ENCE cannot be underestimated as they are seemingly back in their good old form. There is a chance that the finnish playstyle will put a halt to Liquid's rampant run however slim it might be.
ENCE to win @4.25 odds on Unibet
It's getting dull to say everytime but Liquid just keeps on winning and there seems to be no stop to it. They dismantled ENCE easily, although the finnish side only really shown up for the 3rd map of the series but it was too little too late as they ended up losing 0-3.
Next up is the summer player break. It will be interesting to see how will the holiday period affect the status que of the teams right before the upcoming major.
In less than a week the most prestigious CS:GO tournament of the year - Starladder Major - is set to begin. We are going to find out how did the roster changes and summer break affect the participating teams and players.
The New Challengers Stage
While Vitality, FURIA, G2, NRG, mousesports, North, Avangar, CR4ZY are the favorites to make it through there are a few other teams with decent chance to get to the next stage instead.
To qualify to The New Legends Stage Outright Predictions::
forZe @2.10 odds on Unibet
Grayhound @5.50 odds on Unibet
The event of the year that fans have been waiting for months is finally here. Starladder Major Main Qualifier is starting tomorrow. Here are my predictions for the beginning of the event.
Round 1 Predictions:
Vitality vs Syman
While Vitality is the clear favorite in this opening match these two teams only faced each other once before - a year ago - in which game Syman came out on top in a closely contested map. This could indicate a close game here aswell especially after the long break. Handicap or over round bets looking great here.
Odds are currently unavailable on Unibet.
NRG Esports vs DeamEaters
NRG usually does well against lower level opposition which is clearly shown here by the odds. DreamEaters could get a suprise start but NRG should come out on the top.
NRG -6.5 @1.80 odds on Unibet
G2 vs Tyloo
While G2 is the favorite Tyloo cannot be underestimated as they usually have a decent start in major level competitions. Their aggressive style could catch G2 off-guard and steal away this map. However this will mainly depend on the map pick. If Tyloo gets to play on Inferno a live bet on them would be smart.
Over 25.5 @1.75 odds on Unibet
North vs INTZ eSports
INTZ is an up and coming brazilian team who did well to reach the main qualifiers however since then their form degraded. North should take this in a comfortable fashion.
North -5.5 @1.75 odds on Unibet
FURIA Esports vs Hellraisers
FURIA is currently the best brazilian team. On the other hand Hellraisers decent performances are long in the past and it is unlikely that they could fix all of their issues before the major.
FURIA Esports to win @1.40 odds on Unibet
mousesports vs forZe
Mouse has had an outstanding performance since the new additions and karrigan took over the in-game leadership. They are favorites to make it to even the latest stages of this major. That being said the in-form ForZe will be a tough nut the crack.
mousesports to win @1.48 odds on Unibet
AVANGAR vs Complexity Gaming
The kazakh side is favored here as the newly formed col will be looking for experience here rather than anything much else.
Avangar to win @1.57 odds on Unibet
Cr4zy vs Grayhound
While Grayhound is one of the best, if not the best, australian team currently this competition will be on another level for the aussies. Ex-Valiance or under their new name Cr4zy will be a tough opponent to start of their campaign.
Cr4zy -4.5 @1.85 odds on Unibet
Vitality 8-16 Syman
NRG Esports 17-19 DeamEaters
NRG -6.5 @1.80 odds on Unibet LOST
G2 16-10 Tyloo
Over 25.5 @1.75 odds on Unibet LOST
North 16-5 INTZ eSports
North -5.5 @1.75 odds on Unibet WON
FURIA Esports 16-6 Hellraisers
FURIA Esports to win @1.40 odds on Unibet WON
mousesports 16-6 forZe
mousesports to win @1.48 odds on Unibet WON
AVANGAR 16-13 Complexity Gaming
Avangar to win @1.57 odds on Unibet WON
Cr4zy 16-13 Grayhound
Cr4zy -4.5 @1.85 odds on Unibet LOST
Round 3 Predictions:
AVANGAR vs Hellraisers
While Hellraisers picked up their first win in a while against Complexity, a much more confident AVANGAR side won't fall that easily.
AVANGAR to win @1.43 odds on Unibet
FURIA Esports vs forZe
Both teams are closely rated but FURIA is slightly favored here.
FURIA Esports to win @1.65 odds on Unibet
G2 Esports vs mousesports
G2 had the easier run to get their 2-0. On the other hand mousesports has been put to the test as they were forced to play overtime against AVANGAR. That should put Mousesports in a favorable position to make it to the New Legends stage here.
mousesports to win @1.50 odds on Unibet
Complexity Gaming vs TyLoo
Tyloo had an unfortunate draw to begin this event but they should be good enough to keep their hopes alive against a weak COL side.
Tyloo to win @1.87 odds on Unibet
North vs CR4ZY
As both of these teams are in great form this match is certain to go to the distance.
Over 2.5 @2.02 odds on Unibet
Grayhound vs INTZ eSports
INTZ only managed to get 14 rounds in their 2 matches played. On the other hand Grayhound has shown some promising gamestyle that should put them ahead in this match.
Grayhound to win @1.53 odds on Unibet
Round 3 Results:
AVANGAR 16-8 Hellraisers
AVANGAR to win @1.43 odds on Unibet WON
FURIA Esports 10-16 forZe
FURIA Esports to win @1.65 odds on Unibet LOST
G2 Esports 1-2 mousesports
mousesports to win @1.50 odds on Unibet WON
Complexity Gaming 2-0 TyLoo
Tyloo to win @1.87 odds on Unibet LOST
North 2-1 CR4ZY
Over 2.5 @2.02 odds on Unibet WON
Grayhound 2-1 INTZ eSports
Grayhound to win @1.53 odds on Unibet WON