It’s Saturday, the 2nd of September, and the Quarter Finals of DreamHack Masters Malmö are here!
With teams having fought their way this far with unparalleled intensity, we look to some exciting matches today as the contenders do their best to decimate each other.
Teams that battled their way to the Quarter Finals
North, Astralis, Ninjas in Pyjamas and G2 Esports made their way to the Quarter Finals through the ‘Winners Matches’ on Day 2, on the 31st of August.
Those teams that lost out in the initial rounds battled it out for a chance at the title in the Decider Matches on the 1st of September. There, SK Gaming defeated Cloud9, Natus Vincere defeated Renegades, and Immortals defeated Fnatic. Gambit Esports crushed FaZe Clan to enter the Quarter Finals.
Quarter Finals of DreamHack Masters Malmö – The Matches
These are BO3 matches. All timings are CEST.
G2 Esports vs. SK Gaming (10:00-13:00)
Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Natus Vincere (13:00-16:00)
Astralis vs. Gambit Esports (16:00-19:00)
North vs. Immortals (19:00-22:00)
Which teams will dominate the Quarter Finals?
G2 Esports vs. SK Gaming
G2 Esports and SK Gaming are two of the best teams in the CS:GO universe.
G2 Esports defeated Team EnVyUs and Immortals to reach the Quarter Finals of DreamHack Masters Malmö.
They have only lost 1 match in this event, whereas SK Gaming defeated B.O.O.T-ds in round 1 only to lose against North. SK Gaming won a Decider Match against Cloud9 to enter the Quarter Finals. Things could go either way in this match.
Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Natus Vincere
After defeating not one but two top-tier teams, Ninjas in Pyjamas are certainly back in form. Natus Vincere and Ninjas in Pyjamas faced each other in the First Week of Season 6 of the ESL Pro League and ended the matches in a 1-1 draw.
Ninjas in Pyjamas seem to excel in offline battles. After wiping out FaZe Clan and Gambit Esports, it is exceedingly likely that Ninjas in Pyjamas will defeat Natus Vincere.
Astralis vs. Gambit Esports
Astralis has moved into the Quarter Finals with godlike ferocity, effortlessly crushing all opposition. On the other hand Gambit Esports has battled their way into the Quarter Finals with considerable difficulty.
Astralis has a much better chance of winning because they are the superior team. Since these are BO3 matches, it is likely that Astralis will win two of the matches to Gambit Esports’ one.
North vs. Immortals
The last match for the day will be North vs. Immortals. Immortals are playing well, but they are a relatively unstable team.
North, on the other hand, have shown a grim determination, even taking out SK Gaming. North is likely to win, since they are playing in reliable form.
Betting Predictions for the Day
North and Ninjas in Pyjamas are the best picks for the Quarter Finals of DreamHack Masters Malmö. Both have made some very good plays in this event and have defeated much stronger teams. They’re here to stay.
Astralis also have a good chance of winning. Astralis have delivered flawless victories, demolishing all comers. They have a good chance to go the distance.
Try not to bet on the first match of the Quarter Finals, since both are equally strong teams. If you still want to bet on the match, G2 Esports might be a better option than SK Gaming.
The Semi Finals and Grand Finals will be held on same day. If you are thinking of going to Malmö for the event, don’t leave before the After Party, which will be held after the Grand Finals at 22:00, and which will last till 03:00.
Stay tuned for a detailed day-by-day betting analysis for DreamHack Masters Malmö.