Three top 10 teams are in action in Tuesday’s schedule in the ESL Pro League. We delve into some teams and props to back from these three matches.
G2 Esports (1.42)
Over the years, G2 Esports have flown under the radar of some much bigger teams in CS:GO. However, they have quietly maintained their ascent up the rankings, which has now stalled at a more than respectable third spot. They are coming into this game on the back of four wins in their previous five matches, including quality victories against Fnatic, Liquid and Faze.
KennyS has been in terrific form for G2 Esports as their designated AWPer. In the head-to-head matchup, G2 Esports have a discernible advantage, having won five of their seven maps against OG. No disrespect to OG, but G2 have too much depth.
Frozen and Ropz have been instrumental in leading Mousesports quickly up the rankings, to fourth in the world currently. They have won two of their previous four games. However, more than Mousesports, this matchup might be about Virtus.pro’s struggles. Virtus.pro have lost their last five matches as they have slumped back down to No. 20 in the world.
There is also the factor of precedence. Mousesports have not faced much trouble from this Virtus.pro team historically. These two teams have faced each other in 13 maps, with Mousesports winning 10 of them, including seven of their last eight.
Total maps: Over 2.5 (2.00)
Yes, there is a mismatch in rankings. How big is it? 100 Thieves are eighth, while MIBR have slipped to No. 24, quite a dramatic slide for an experienced unit. Undoubtedly, 100 Thieves have the edge and should probably win this. But MIBR won’t be pushovers.
Led by Fallen and Kngv, MIBR have won four of their last five matches. They have a better record against 100 Thieves too, even though it was the Renegades team prior to the acquisition. MIBR have enough depth and particularly experience to be able to put one solid performance in a map to take the total to three.