Can G2 Reclaim the Tours Title?

Adam Boothe

Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:52 PM UTC

Thursday, May. 16, 2019 8:52 PM UTC

Dreamhack Tours might not possess the ultimate prize or reputation of other LAN events, but the small GSL format provides many opportunities to get the money in on some lesser-known value!

<p>One of the favourites this weekend in France is hometown team, G2! They have the big names and, since the dissolving of rivals Envyus, have been the uncontested top French roster for some time now. In fact, the last title that G2 won was the Dreamhack Tours award back in 2017...crazy. Back then they were mocked as being a French 'superteam' and personal issues led to their rather quick split. We're now two years on, multiple roster moves later, and G2 once again have a legitimate chance to take home at least one title this year- in front of a friendly crowd that wants French CS to reign supreme no less!</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Next stop: LA FRANCE! πŸ₯–&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Our CS:GO team has been invited to DreamHack Tours, and we'll have a G2 booth there too! Who's coming? πŸ™Œ &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/DHOpen?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#DHOpen&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/ex00bpOlSb\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/ex00bpOlSb&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;β€” G2 Esports (@G2esports) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/G2esports/status/1125446401280946179?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;May 6, 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;\n"}[/]</p><div><h2><b>Outrights: </b></h2><p>Newly revamped Mousesports lead the way on group and outright markets for this tournament. While they've certainly got some talented, and experienced, pieces they're still overvalued here. In the two months since this roster was formed they've played just 25 maps, 17 of them on Inferno, Train or Mirage. Those three maps they hold very strong win rates, all versus top 20 teams. However on the remaining four maps they've been inconsistent. To get out of the group stage as the top seed a team only needs to win two best-of-ones. This always adds value to the underdogs. In Group A I am looking for a very undervalued Windigo to top it. This team has been the definition of inconsistent online for quite some time now. However given how many meaningless matches they play, it's hard to blame them for those numbers. Most recently we saw them on LAN competing in the ESL Pro League in arguably the toughest group; G2, Fnatic and Navi. They took all three to a third map and were a bit unfortunate not to get a single win there. Valiance, their opening opponent, have pushed Windigo to the limit on many occasions over the past six months and could certainly beat them there, but they should not be favoured to this extent.</p><p>Mousesports will be facing a hodgepodge mix of the leftover French players in team Instinct for the opener. It 'should' be a free win, but as far as best-of-ones go you can never be positive the level of anti-strating on one particular map. Mousesports shouldn't be able to mess up the veto enough to not get the victory there, but crazier things have happened!</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Esports Betting Odds"><em><strong>Bet: Group A Winner = Windigo @ 5.5 [Bet365]</strong></em></a></p></div>
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