Astralis are set to face off against Heroic in a Danish derby. We break it down alongside ENCE's lower-bracket matchup with mousesports in today's betting tips.
1st Map - Total Rounds (incl. Overtime) Over 26.5 (1.89)
Astralis and Heroic last faced off in DreamHack Masters Spring back in May. This was a super close series that went 30+ rounds on both maps, but ultimately it was Astralis that came out on top with the 2–0 sweep. Train and Inferno were the picks in that series, and considering how close the match was it wouldn’t surprise me if the teams choose to run it back with the same maps. There is a slight chance that Astralis goes for a map like Dust2 where Heroic have looked lackluster, and Heroic might be tempted to go for a sneaky Vertigo pick. Regardless, I would expect another closely contested series in this Danish derby.
ENCE and mousesports have only faced off once this year, which was in a BO3 back in June where ENCE came out on top after wins on Dust2 and Train. mousesports picked Train in that series, which was a questionable move when you consider how profecient ENCE are on this map. I don’t see them making the same mistake twice, and they will likely opt for a map like Nuke this time where they would have a more significant advantage. mousesports may choose to ban Inferno in this spot, which will likely force ENCE into a Dust2 or Train pick assuming that they haven’t prepped for the Overpass counter-pick. I’m really not a big fan of this current mousesports roster, but if they play their cards right in the map veto, they will have the advantage in this series.