Less than 48 hours before the event, the latest DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 betting odds has Astralis pegged as the runaway favourites to win it all, followed by FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere, and then MIBR.
There are must-watch tournaments, and then there’s DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018.
Set to feature eight of the top 10 teams in competitive CS:GO, DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 will be one hell of a tournament. And, likely to no one’s surprise, Atralis are pegged as the heavy favourites to win it all.
According to the latest DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 betting odds from esports betting site, GGbet, Atralis are at 2.25 odds. The closest to them? FaZe Clan and Natus Vincere, at 5 odds and 6 odds, respectively.
Atralis are heading into DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 having recently won 4 out of the last 5 LAN tournaments they’ve played in. This includes the recently-concluded ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018. So, it should not come off as a surprise that they’re on top of the list. But, it’s quite surprising that the FaZe Clan find themselves as the team with the second-best odds to win it all.
After all, FaZe Clan didn’t have the best performance at the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 LAN, posting a 0-2 record in Group B and failing to win even a single game. Although it’s highly likely that oddsmakers took FaZe Clan’s motivation to win this tournament into account, seeing that the DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 will serve as FaZe Clan’s last chance to compete in the Intel Grand Slam.
If they fail to win, FaZe Clan’s overall number of wins will be reset to zero, leaving Astralis as the leaders with five chances remaining as of the moment.
DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 Betting Odds: Top 10
- Astralis at 2.25 odds
- Faze Clan at 5 odds
- Natus Vincere at 6 odds
- MIBR at 8 odds
- Mousesports at 12 odds
- North at 14 odds
- Fnatic at 14 odds
- Hellraisers at 20 odds
- OpTic Gaming at 20 odds
- Ninjas in Pyjamas at 20 odds
All odds courtesy of GGbet.
MIBR getting the fourth-best odds to win DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 doesn’t really come off entirely out of left field. After bombing out early in Cologne and Atlanta, MIBR rebounded strongly with a loss-less win at ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018. However, this does come with a caveat; the Chinese team, Tyloo, were arguably their closest competition in the tournament.
While getting Janko ‘YNk‘ Paunović on board as their team’s new head coach has paid off well so far, it remains to be seen if whether or not MIBR can perform just as well against much tougher competition.
Ditto for FaZe Clan, who struggled in their latest outing with Olof ‘olofmeister‘ Kajbjer back on the roster. It is definitely possible that FaZe Clan was just rusty after not having played with olofmeister for a long time in Atlanta, and it will be foolish to count them out this early on, but it’s also equally foolish to go all-in on a team that has had much more success with stand-ins in place of the famed lurker.
With 9 more chances to win the Intel Grand Slam, the stakes aren’t nearly as high for Natus Vincere, who possess the third-best odds to win the tournament according to the latest DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 betting odds. Although it probably shouldn’t come off as a surprise if they do end up winning, especially if Denis ‘electronic‘ Shariprov and Oleksandr ‘s1mple‘ Kostyliev are both in peak form.
An Intel Grand Slam on the Line
Nearly half of the teams in the pool are gunning for more than just the $250,000 prize pool and trophy. The Intel Grand Slam, which comes with a $1 million USD reward for the first team that wins 4 premier events organized by either ESL and DreamHack Masters, is easily a much more prestigious reward.
FaZe Clan (5 odds) lead the way with their three wins. However, unlike the others, the stakes are much higher for them. If they lose here, their total number of wins will be reset to zero. Meanwhile, their closest competition, Atralis (2.25 odds), still have five remaining chances and are only just two tournament victories away from claiming the Intel Grand Slam.
Close behind the two are Natus Vincere, who are at 6 odds to win the tournament according to the latest DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 betting odds. Having seemingly found their footing in recent months after a year-long struggle to remain competitive, they’ll be eager to double their tally, even though they still have 9 chances remaining.
Intel Extreme Masters XII — World Championship winners, Fnatic (14 odds), are in the same boat as Natus Vincere, despite not being as heavily favoured.
Other teams who are also in the running are MIBR, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and Grayhound Gaming.
What do you think of the latest DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 betting odds? Do you think we’ll see the more favoured teams win the tournament? Or will an upset occur and an underdog make a run for the title? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.