After SK Telecom T1 won the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational, having seen off G2 Esports in the final, this week’s eSports action is dominated by Counter Strike: Global Offensive, with the Esports Championship Series and ESL Pro League to look forward to.
Meanwhile, the increasingly popular StarCraft 2 and Hearthstone continue to gain large amounts of attention, with the Global StarCraft 2 League and Hearthstone Global Games set to provide plenty of opportunities to beat the bookmakers.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive Esports Championship Series: (Wednesday 24th May)
SK Gaming vs Counter Logic Gaming
With Astralis, who currently find themselves top of the European standings, taking on Fnatic on Tuesday, SK Gaming’s encounter with Counter Logic Gaming dominates Wednesday’s action. SK Gaming find themselves way down the rankings in North America, however the Brazilian’s have only played five games in the Esports Championship Series to date, winning five. SK are ranked as the number one team in America, as well as second globally, with players such as “FalleN”, “fer” and “Taco” making them the clear favourites to overcome Counter Logic Gaming. US Team CLG have won six of their ten matches so far in the competition, however they will require a poor day at the office from their opponents if they are to have any chance of victory.
Betting tips for SK Gaming vs Counter Logic Gaming:
SK Gaming to win against Counter Logic Gaming @ 2/7 (SkyBet)
Fnatic vs mousesports
Meanwhile in Europe, Swedish superstars Fnatic take on mousesports, as they bid to challenge the likes of FaZe and Astralis at the top of the standings. With their roster made up of skilful players such as “dennis”, “JW” and “Flusha”, Fnatic are the overwhelming favourites to overcome their European opponents. Having suffered two consecutive defeats, Mousesports have slipped down the table over recent weeks. The Fnatic CS:GO roster has won over $2 million to date, with the Esports Championship Series another opportunity for the European powerhouse to claim glory.
Betting tips for Fnatic vs mousesports:
Value bet – Fnatic to win against mousesports @ 4/6 (William Hill)
StarCraft 2: Global StarCraft II League (Wednesday 24th May)
With the remaining 16 players in the Global StarCraft II League having successfully navigated their way through from the Round of 32, the latter stages kick off this week, with all competing players coming from South Korea. The two major contenders for the title have already been eliminated from the GSL 2017 competition, with both “Ryung” and “sOs”, both of whom made it to last year’s round of four, falling short in their respective group matches. However, superstars “Stats”, “soO” and “herO” have made it safely through, and will look to battle it out for places in the final.
Meanwhile, “Classic” finds himself as the only Protoss player in a group dominated by Terran players, while “Maru” is the only Terran player among a host of Zerg players in Group D. Elsewhere, recent Super Tournament winner, herO, finds himself in Group C, alongside “Dear”, “Rogue” and “ByuN”, in what is perhaps the group of death.
Betting tips for Global StarCraft II League:
Stats to win against Trap @ 2/9 (SkyBet)
GuMiho to win against ByuL @ 6/4 (SkyBet)