Big night of esports coming up this Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning with a variety of different events on the card! Today we take a look at some of the key matchups from the Arena of Blood Season Season 2 as well as the CS:GO cs_summit 6.
Arena of Blood Season 2
Family Team ended the group stage of Arena of Blood S2 with a perfect 3-0 record (while still playing under Aggressive Mode banner). They took down EXTREMUM (2-1), FlyToMoon 2.0 (2-1) and Team Unique (2-0), albeit those fixtures were played over a month ago. As for their most recent results, Family Team won three out of last five matches. They defeated NOVA (2-1), 4 Zoomers (2-0) and picked up a forfeit win against Khan, but lost to Empire Hope (1-2) and OG.Seed (0-2).
Team Empire (formerly Team Empire Hope) finished the Arena of Blood Season 2 group stage with a 2-1 record. They defeated Khan (2-0) and Winstrike (2-0) but lost to Nemiga (0-2). As for their most recent five fixtures, Empire won only against OG.Seed (3-2), but lost to Liquid (1-2), Khan (1-3), FlyToMoon (1-2) and Virtus.pro (0-2).
Although Team Empire won only one out of the last five played, they had to face much tougher opponents, so I don't see that as a negative. Also, they already beaten Family Team not long ago, so I find it reasonable for them to be priced as favourites heading into this match.
Nevertheless, the last meeting between Empire and Family Team was close and there is nothing that would lead me to believe this will be any different. Empire have previously shown they have a tendency to choke and drop games against weaker opponents, so I will trust Family Team to win at least one map.
cs_summit 6 Europe
Both teams are coming into the match in terrible form. At the start of the month, G2 looked like they are on an upwards trajectory, but have since lost their momentum and are coming into the match with only two wins out of the last five played. G2 managed wins only against ENCE and Fnatic, while failed to see the same success against GODSENT, Natus Vincere and Fnatic.
Movistar Riders have caught the attention of CS:GO community as of late with a couple of outstanding performances at the recent RtR, but have been somewhat lacklustre since then. In their last five, Movistar managed to defeat only Unicorns of Love and FATE and lost to Nemiga, and twice to North.
G2 are heavy favourites heading into this match, priced at around 1.20, which seems about right in my book. They are without a doubt a better team and I just can't see how Movistar will manage to match up with the raw firepower huNter, nexa and kennyS bring to the table.
If this match was played on LAN, I would feel comfortable saying G2 would win 2-0 with their eyes closed, but considering this is an online match on top of the fact that G2 have looked a bit shaky does not fill me up with confidence. Nevertheless, the skill difference is just too massive and I don't believe Movistar will walk away from this bout with anything. Bet on G2 to win 2-0!
ENCE and FaZe met about a month ago at the BLAST Premier Spring 2020 Europe Finals, where FaZe managed to claim a hard-fought 2-1 win.
FaZe started the series with a close 16-14 win on Dust2, however, ENCE did not give up and forced the third map with an overtime win on Mirage. Unfortunately, the Finnish squad fell apart on Nuke, where they lost 5-16, thus handed FaZe a W.
Håvard "rain" Nygaard and Nikola "NiKo" Kovač were on point that day for FaZe, with more than 70 frags and an impressive 1.35 and 1.30 HLTV rating respectively. On the side of ENCE, only Miikka "suNny" Kemppi managed to show up with a total of 57 frags and an average 1.04 HLTV score.
Both teams are coming into the match in terrible form, having won only one game in the last five, which makes me believe we are in for an open match with no clear winner. In last five, FaZe won only against Heretics but lost to Vitality, Complexity and twice against BIG Clan. ENCE, on the other side, defeated only x6tence, and lost to FaZe, G2 and twice against Heretics.
ENCE are priced at around 2.70 to win here, which is complete nonsense. These two sides look like they match up nicely and if there is one thing, I'm certain of is that we are in for an explosive match. Out of the two, however, I like ENCE more, since they have shown more in their losses compared to FaZe and at these odds, I don’t need to think twice before placing my wager on the Finnish squad.
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