We’re approaching the playoffs of the Quarter Finals of the ELEAGUE Premier. FaZe Clan and G2 Esports from Group A have already qualified for the Quarter Finals. So have North and Fnatic from Group B. We’ll post a review analyzing which of these four are most likely to reach the Finals. With Group C battling it out tonight, our analysts have worked out accurate betting predictions for each of the matches slated for tonight.
And so, without more ado, here are the…
Betting Predictions – Virtus.pro vs Team EnVyUs
September 22, 2017 – 18:00 EDT
The last changes to Team EnVyUs’ roster were made earlier in this year, on the 14th of April. And the Virtus.pro roster is unchanged as of the last year. These teams have faced three times with their present rosters since April of this year.
Their very first encounter was in ESL Pro League Season 5 – Europe, where Team EnVyUs not only won both the matches against Virtus.pro, but also qualified for the Finals by taking one of the top 6 positions in the League Ladder. Virtus.pro, on the other hand, performed very much under par, and ended the event ranked 13th.
The two teams next met in the Esports Championship Series Season 3 – Europe, where these teams tied 1-1.
Even though it was a tie, Team EnVyUs ended the League ranked 6th, winning $12,500 and an invitation to Season 4. Whereas Virtus.pro again ranked in the last 2 places.
Finally, at ESG Tour Mykonos 2017, Virtus.pro defeated Team EnVyUs in an Upper Bracket match 16:6.
Betting Predictions: Since this match is going to be a BO1 match, that improves Virtus.pro’s chances a little, but not by much. While Virtus.pro’s recent victory at Mykonos evens up the odds for these teams, they are still in favor of Team EnVyUs. Give this match the go-by if you can. If you must bet, Team EnVyUs show more promise than Virtus.pro.
The odds are 5/6 on Team EnVyUs!
Betting Predictions – Cloud9 vs Ninjas in Pyjamas
September 22, 2017 – 19:15 EDT
Ninjas in Pyjamas have considerably boosted their global rankings in last two months. They are now ranked 7th internationally. Their all-time win rate is 65%. In August of this year, they won 3 out of 7 matches that they played.
And in this month they’ve already improved on that by winning 4 out of 7 matches. Their win rate solely for the month of August was 43%, compared to their win rate in September, which is 57%.
This is an old team, so much so that they are virtually a CS:GO tradition. It’s good to see them on the rise again. However, as everyone knows, Ninjas in Pyjamas are not good in online battles. This gives Cloud9 a possible advantage.
Cloud9 currently stand 10th in the global rankings. Just like Ninjas in Pyjamas, Cloud9’s win-rate is about 65%. They performed pretty well in the month of August, with a win rate of 56%. They also replaced two of their players in August.
As of this date in September, they have won 6 matches and lost 6, giving them a win rate of 50% for this month.
Betting Predictions: Cloud9 might have a lower win rate this month as compared to Ninjas in Pyjamas. But they recently defeated Natus Vincere at ESL One: New York, kicking them from the league. It is quite likely that they will do the same to Ninjas in Pyjamas in this event.
The odds are 10/11 on Cloud9!
Fighting for a place in the Quarter Finals
The winning teams will battle against each other in Match 3 for a place in the Quarter Finals.
The Loser of Match 3 will be moved to Match 5 and will have another chance to enter the Quarter Finals. The Losers of Match 1 and Match 2 will fight against each other in Match 4. The Winner of Match 4 will move to Match 5 and will fight to enter the Quarter Finals.
These are the most carefully formulated betting and match predictions, by analysts who thoroughly study team histories and playing styles.
Stay tuned for more match-by-match betting analyses for this event.