Astralis is Set to Three-peat at CSGO ECS Season 7 Finals: Esports Betting

Adam Boothe

Monday, June 3, 2019 8:59 PM UTC

Monday, Jun. 3, 2019 8:59 PM UTC

With only eight teams in contention this week, can anyone be good enough to knock out the Danes in a series?

<p>A very hilarious thing happened in the CSGO scene this week with some 'analysts' congratulating Liquid for being the number one team in the world. For those who are not aware, Liquid was given the latest top spot on the HLTV rankings. Similarly to the ATP, where players have to defend their points (except meaningless in this case), HLTV provides teams results at various . Since winning the Katowice Major in March, Astralis have not attended a single LAN that was not a part of the Blast Pro Series. They have qualified for EPL and ECS, but apart from the BPS, stuck close to home for most of 2019. There's a reason I have avoided betting them on the outrights at BPS events and we've seen that at two out of the three this year; they don't play like they care. The funny part is that people actually believe Liquid and Ence are better than them during this time. Just like in sports, esports provides levels of competition and not all tournaments are created equal. Comparing a victory from Ence or Liquid over the Danes at BPS or IBP is a mistake and shows how little one knows about the scene. The wiser players of Liquid and Ence would be quick to affirm that neither is the best team in the world despite what the fanboys and ranking list would suggest. Keep that in mind as we round into the summer LAN run with many quality tournaments throughout the next few months!</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"pt\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/ECS7?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#ECS7&lt;/a&gt; Finals are coming THIS WEEK! 🤩&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Read all the timings info for ticketholders and online viewers here 👇&lt;a href=\"https://t.co/er1hNaMlNu\"&gt;https://t.co/er1hNaMlNu&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— ECS (@ecs) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/ecs/status/1135543987052404736?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;3 de junho de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><div><h2><strong>Outright:</strong></h2><p>With no Navi, Liquid, or Ence qualifying for the ECS Finals, the tournament is ripe for Astralis to win their third season in a row. For that reason I found there's actual value, as short as their odds are here.</p><ul> <li><strong>To Win Outright </strong>= Astralis @ 1.55 [<a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Unibet!">Unibet</a>] 2u</li></ul><p> </p><h2><strong>Group Betting:</strong></h2><p>With the exception of one match, Vitality have looked consistently dangerous at their past two tournaments. I don't mean to write off Complexity but amidst further roster shuffle rumours and their form prior to arriving in London, I need to see something significant to justify a play on them. Provided Vitality take care of business in the opening bo1, they will need to raise their level from what we saw against Furia; North and Mibr are more than capable of running away with a map if Vitality continue to be caught off by ct-aggression.</p><ul> <li><strong>To Win Group B </strong>= Vitality @ 2.25 [<a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker">Bet365</a>]</li></ul></div>
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