Astralis vs Ninjas in Pyjamas – Match Predictions for the ESL Pro League

With matches cancelled last week due to top teams being engaged at DreamHack Masters, this is, for all practical purposes, the second week of the ESL Pro League. The first matches will be Astralis vs Ninjas in Pyjamas, and we look to some intense and closely-fought combats. Read on, for detailed match predictions for the ESL Pro League…


Astralis vs Ninjas in Pyjamas

Astralis vs Ninjas in Pyjamas

These matches will be a very interesting confrontation between Astralis and Ninjas in Pyjamas. They face each other on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 18:00 British Summer Time (BST)… that’s 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). These teams will face each other again in round 2 at 19:10 BST / 11:10 PDT.

Astralis and Ninjas in Pyjamas have both played magnificently in the recent DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017. Neither team won, but they put forward some very powerful plays and innovative strategies.

Astralis is quite a new team compared to Ninjas in Pyjamas. They first faced each other in DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016, where Ninjas in Pyjamas defeated them 2-1. They have faced each other a total of 12 times since their first matches. A recent encounter was in Esports Championship Series Season 3, where they tied 1-1.

They have played a total of 27 matches against each other. Ninjas in Pyjamas won 14 matches and Astralis 13. We can assume that Astralis vs Ninjas in Pyjamas will be a tie again, since they tied in the last 2 ESL Pro League Seasons as well.


Team EnVyUs vs GODSENT

envyus vs godsent

They face each other on Wednesday, September 5, 2017, at 20:20 British Summer Time (BST)… that’s 12:20 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). These teams will face each other again in round 2 at 21:30 BST / 13:30 PDT.

GODSENT has been active in CS:GO events since January of last year. This is the first time they have qualified for the ESL Pro League, so this will be their first Season.

On the other hand Team EnVyUs has always qualified for the ESL Pro League… since the very first Season. This is going to be a battle between hard-bitten ESL veterans and a relatively new team.

They have faced each other in 6 different events so far, and fought 10 matches. Out of these, Team EnVyUs won 7.

Team EnVyUs will again dominate GODSENT.


Renegades vs compLexity Gaming

Renegades vs complexity

The next match is between Renegades and compLexity Gaming. They face each other on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 00:00 British Summer Time (BST)… that’s 16:00 Tuesday, September 5, 2017, Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). These teams will face each other again in round 2 at 01:10 BST (Sep 6) / 17:10 (Sep 5) PDT.

Renegades seem to have a history of dominating compLexity Gaming.

Renegades and compLexity Gaming first met in ESL Pro League Season 3, where Renegades won by 2-0. Then they met again in ESL Pro League Season 4, this time drawing 1-1. Then again in ESL Pro League Season 5, where Renegades won by 2-0. They recently faced each other in 3 different events – 2 were won by Renegades, and the most recent one won by compLexity Gaming.

Out of 12 matches, Renegades won 9. Renegades seem to show more promise of a win.


OpTic Gaming vs Splyce

Optic Gaming vs Splyce

These two teams face each other on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 02:20 British Summer Time (BST)… that’s 18:20 Tuesday, September 5, 2017, Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). They will face each other again in round 2 at 03:30 BST (Sep 6) / 19:30 (Sep 5) PDT.

OpTic Gaming seems to dominate Splyce consistently in all their encounters.

These teams first encountered each other in America’s Minor Championship in Columbus, in 2016,  where Splyce defeated OpTic Gaming 2-1. This was the only event where Splyce ever won against OpTic Gaming. They have engaged each other in a total 11 matches, out of which Splyce has won just 2, and OpTic Gaming 9.

The stats say it all. OpTic is going to steamroll Splyce.


These are the most carefully formulated match predictions for the ESL Pro League. Analysts thoroughly study team histories and playing styles to give you the best chance possible. Stay tuned for more match-by-match betting analyses of the ESL Pro League.

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