eSports Betting Tips: CSGO IEM Sydney

April 26th 2018, 6:10pm, By: andyrosos

Unfortunately we just missed out on all of our tips as BYB Esports Tips returned last weekend to preview the CS:GO DreamHack Marseille tournament. Three of our four group winner tips finished second in their groups, while our tournament pick Fnatic made it all the way to the semi-final, so we can take a little comfort from our form.

This week we’ll be taking a look at the highly anticipated CS:GO Intel Extreme Masters which will be held in Sydney from the 1st-6th of May and features some of the best teams in the world!

 

CS:GO IEM Sydney Betting Tips

Astralis

Many thought that Astralis were finally coming down from their dynasty like run at the top over the last few years when they were forced to make a roster change earlier in the season. However, a dominant display in Marseille saw them collect the $100,000 first prize and they will enter IEM Sydney as the hot favourites.

Nicolai ‘device’ Reedtz showed why he is renowned as possibly the best awper in the world with a fantastic tournament and was unlucky not to pick up the MVP of the DreamHack tournament. While device was the star of the Astralis win, their teamwork throughout the tournament was the real standout for me. In game leader ‘gla1ve’ seems to have taken his shot calling game to a whole new level while ‘Xyp9x’ remains the most damaging roamer and off site holder in the world.

Can’t deny the outstanding play of Astralis in France and for me they are the clear cut favourites to win the tournament, which makes their $3.50 price tag at CrownBet great value in my opinion.

Faze Clan

They might be dealing with a recent roster change, but there’s no denying that Faze boast arguably three of the top 10 players in the world at the moment in ‘Niko, GuardiaN and rain’. They also have one of the most consistent in game leaders in ‘karrigan’ who has an aggressive style. The jury is still out on whether or not new player ‘Xizt’ will be a good fit, but a decent display in Marseille and another week of scrims combined with the fact that the three players mentioned above are capable of winning any tournament single handedly makes them good value here.

Natus Vincere

The best player in the world at the moment, unquestionably, is Alexsandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev of Natus Vincere. We didn’t really give NaVi a massive chance in Marseille because we thought as a team, there weren’t quite there yet, but great tournaments by role players ‘flamie’ and ‘electronic’ along with an MVP calibre tournament from ‘s1mple’ saw them reach the final where they were beaten by Astralis.

‘s1mple’ is capable of anything and that includes winning a tournament for NaVi at any given time. MVP markets should open later in the week, at which time he’ll be at the top of our list, but a bet on NaVi to make the final is also value here.

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