We’ve seen twenty seven teams from Europe, and twenty four from North America go up against each other in all-out, intense competition in the preceding weeks of the ESEA. Only the top three teams from each region will qualify for the ESEA Global Challenge. Because there are so many teams and matches on all at once, this event is full of predictable match-ups at excellent odds. So let’s get started right away, with a match that is both predictable, and which could double your stake.
Top ESEA Predictions – Nemiga Gaming Vs Movistar Riders
This is the best pair to put your money on for today. Nemiga Gaming’s CyberFocus has left the team, and this has seriously disrupted the team meta. Nemiga Gaming replaced him with fAst, but they have only been able to win one match since the change, and that by just two rounds. Movistar Riders have a good record, and one that is actually better than Nemiga, which gives them a good chance of a win here, at excellent odds presently running at 1.90.
Top ESEA Predictions – Stifmeister Vs Asterion
These are relatively new teams whose members have mostly not played more than fifty official matches yet. Stifmeister have nevertheless defeated teams like Gambit Esports, Nemiga Gaming and Fragsters. On the other hand, Asterion do not have a very good record of wins, and Stifmeister are certainly likely to win here, at very good odds, presently running at 1.76.
ALTERNATE aTTaX Vs EnVyUs Academy
Both teams are missing one of their core players, and are playing with stand-ins. These teams are old rivals and have repeatedly competed against each other. EnVyUs have won just two matches against aTTaX, which is a positively dismal record. ALTERNATE aTTaX certainly have the upper hand here, and at odds of 1.73 are worth a stake.
Ronin Esports Vs Freedom 35
It seems that considerable thought goes into pairings in the ESEA, as these are two teams that have made considerable changes to their rosters. Ronin Esports’ new roster shows considerable promise, being comprised of players that are very much more skilled than Freedom 35’s. At reasonable odds of 1.53, a stake on Ronin promises decent earnings.
Virtus.pro Vs Red Reserve – A Sure Win
If you’re looking for a sure win at reasonable odds, here it is. Virtus.pro have recently benched TaZ and taken on MICHU, which was rather a big step for a team determined to keep their roster intact. It seems to have worked out for them, because they did win their subsequent match against Nemiga Gaming. Virtus.pro are playing with a considerable advantage when they go up against Red Reserve, as they have a coach, while Red Reserve do not. Not having a coach to ‘stand back’ and plot strategy isn’t working out very well for Red Reserve. While the odds on Virtus.pro in this match are only reasonable, at 1.35, those are still good odds for what promises to be an absolutely sure win.
These are the most carefully formulated match predictions, by analysts who thoroughly study team histories and playing styles. Stay tuned for more match-by-match analyses and predictions for this event. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest on your favourite Esports titles.