eSports Betting Tips: CS:GO DreamHack Masters Dallas 2019

May 27th 2019, 10:33pm, By: Mark Prezelj

DreamHack Masters Dallas 2019 returns to our screen as the 3rd DreamHack event of the calendar year and the first Masters event that will be held in Dallas. It will feature 16 teams from all over the globe fighting for the largest piece of the pie from May 28th to June 2nd.

DreamHack Masters Dallas 2019 is here and with it the anticipation and expectations of fans for their teams to perform up to par, secure the top spot and take home the lion's share of $250,000 prize pool. The event, like any year before, will feature 16 Counter-Strike teams, 10 of which got invited, while the remaining 6 had to qualify for their chance to appear on the grand stage.

The lineup is as follows: Cloud9 (Invited), ENCE (Invited), FaZe Clan (Invited), Fnatic (Invited), Team Liquid (Invited), Ninjas in Pyjamas (Invited), North (Invited), NRG Esports (Invited), Renegades (Invited), Team Vitality (Invited), Windigo Gaming (EU qualifiers), G2 Esports (EU qualifiers), FURIA Esports (NA qualifiers), Isurus Gaming (LAN qualifiers), TYLOO (CN qualifiers), Lucid Dream (Asian qualifiers).

The 16 teams that will appear in the tournament will have to go through two stages; group stage and playoffs.

The group stage will take place from May 28th to May 30th and will feature two groups of eight teams. The teams will play in a double-elimination format in Bo1 format for the initial matches and Bo3 for all the following matches. Once the dust settles, the group stage winners will advance into semifinals, group runners-up will advance to the quarterfinals as a high seed, while the 3rd placed team will travel to quarterfinals as the low seed.

Playoffs, unlike the group stage, will be played in a single-elimination bracket Bo3 format from May 31st to June 2nd.

With the basic information out of the way, we can focus on the main part of the article, which is our prediction on how well will team perform in the tournament.

Looking at the odds, Team Liquid are priced just around $3.25 for an outright win. They are arguably the best team at this tournament and will fancy their chances to go all the way and take home the trophy, especially since they are playing on home soil. Team Liquid reached the finals at the cs_summit 4 a couple of days ago but got crushed by the French side Team Vitality, which again makes us wonder if they will ever be able to perform in the finals or will Team Liquid be forever known as a team that chokes. Nonetheless, they are still by far the best team at this tournament and the quality difference should be enough to take them all the way or at least to the finals.

Team Vitality are priced around $4.50, which overrates them a lot. The current odds are based on their win at the cs_summit 4, where they managed to surprise Team Liquid in the finals and defeated them 2-0 in a BO3 match. To be fair, I don't see them repeating the feat in a more stacked tournament such as DreamHack Dallas, especially as they are in a group A with all the heavy hitters like FaZe Clan, Ninjas in Pyjamas, North and Tyloo.

As for Group B, ENCE are favourites to win the group, priced just around $2.25, which comes out as a surprise to me. I strongly believe NRG are an equally strong team compared to ENCE, and I would even be confident saying NRG can defeat ENCE. Still, NRG can be backed as high as $5.50 to win Group B, which is far too high, resulting in a bet we should not miss out on. Bet on NRG to deliver!


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