The latest EPICENTER CSGO 2018 title odds has Natus Vincere, FaZe Clan, and Team Liquid neck-and-neck as the favourites to win the tournament.
Astralis have dominated the CS:GO landscape so far in 2018. They have won nearly every tournament they have played in, and would’ve been the heavy favourites to win EPICENTER CS:GO 2018. However, now that they have backed out due to their busy travel schedules, the trophy is now wide open for the rest of the remaining teams.
In particular, Team Liquid benefited from it the most. With their bitter rivals Astralis gone, the North Americans surged on top of the EPICENTER CSGO 2018 title odds. At 3.25 odds (bet $100 to win $325) to win EPICENTER 2018, they are the odds-on favourites according to oddsmakers over at GGbet. However, two other teams are not too far behind.
Natus Vincere, another team who has consistently found themselves at the mercy of Astralis, are close at 3.5 odds to win. Meanwhile, FaZe Clan round out the top three at 4 odds to win.
The rest are nowhere near as far as the latest EPICENTER CSGO 2018 title odds are concerned. The recently-crowned StarSeries and i-League Season 6 champions, ENCE Esports, clock in fourth at 11 odds.
EPICENTER CSGO Title Odds Analysis
- Team Liquid at 3.25 odds
- Natus Vincere at 3.5 odds
- FaZe Clan at 4 odds
- ENCE Esports at 11 odds
- Ninjas in Pyjamas at 13 odds
- HellRaisers at 13 odds
- AVANGAR at 15 odds
- Virtus.Pro at 34 odds
- Swole Patrol at 67 odds
- 5Power at 101 odds
All EPICENTER CSGO 2018 title odds courtesy of GGbet.
Astralis aren’t the only ones who backed out of the tournament. Mousesports, who pulled off an upset win against Team Liquid at ESL One New York 2018, have also elected to skip the tournament due to their travel schedules. However, seeing how badly they performed in Kiev, their presence here probably wouldn’t have made much difference.
As the heavy favourites, it’d make sense to bank on Team Liquid (3.25 odds). Unfortunately, that’s a bigger risk than it looks like. So long, fans have pointed out that Team Liquid only came in second place so many times because it was Astralis who they were facing up against. But, even without Astralis, Team Liquid failed to capitalize and provide Russel Van ‘Twistzz‘ Dulken the necessary help at ESL One New York 2018.
That makes FaZe Clan (4.00 odds) and Natus Vincere (3.5 odds) safer bets, especially the latter, who’ve won numerous titles over the past six months.
Don’t sleep on ENCE esports, though. Although it is possible that their big upset win in Kiev was a one-time thing, they showed off enough during their run to be considered as a top team. Even if they don’t end up winning EPICENTER 2018, a good showing there will put them within striking distance of earning a spot among the best teams in CS:GO.
EPICENTER 2018 will kick off on October 22 with the Wild Card stage, featuring four teams — Virtus.Pro, Swole Patrol, 5Power Gaming, and Hellraisers — fighting over two spots in the main event on October 23.
Afterwards, the Group Stage will start from October 23 to 25, with the Playoffs coming up next on October 27 to October 28.
What do you think of the latest EPICENTER CSGO 2018 title odds? Do you think ENCE eSports are capable of pulling off an upset title run twice in a row? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.