CSGO ESL One New York Preview and Betting Tips

Adam Boothe

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 4:12 PM UTC

Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2019 4:12 PM UTC

The first big LAN since the Berlin Major three weeks ago, but we are still seeing more roster changes!

<div><h2><b>Introduction</b></h2><p>The fourth iteration of the ESL One NY tournament will kick off on Thursday. Team Liquid will once again be representing the best of North America. In three years, they have finished 3-4<sup>th</sup>, 2<sup>nd</sup>, and 2<sup>nd</sup>. In the 2016 loss it was also to eventual champs Natus Vincere who had just added Simple...from Team Liquid.</p><p>The 2019 tourny will feature eight teams, with four of those being quarter-finalists at the recent major. Everyone is once more anticipating an Astralis v Liquid showdown in the finals. Based on the format, both teams 'should' top their groups, placing them in opposing semifinals. Liquid currently still holds the #1 team in the world spot, however Astralis bested them in the Berlin quarter-finals en route to a third major victory.</p><p>We have seen the bookmakers price Astralis much more heavily than at the last few tournaments. They are sitting between 1.8 – 2.0, contrasted with Liquid's 3.0 – 3.75! The one concern giving me pause to take Liquid is not that Astralis could beat them, it is that someone else might. So, I have decided to pass on that market, but I recommend taking a look at either Liquid or possibly NRG as the two most likely finalists/winners outside of Astralis.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Check out the first matchups for &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/ESLOne?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#ESLOne&lt;/a&gt; New York! &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;First up:&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/TeamLiquid?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@TeamLiquid&lt;/a&gt; vs &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/eUnited?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@eUnited&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/G2esports?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@G2esports&lt;/a&gt; vs &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/ENCE?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@ENCE&lt;/a&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Then afterwards:&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/astralisgg?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@astralisgg&lt;/a&gt; vs &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/OpTicGaming?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@OpTicGaming&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/FaZeClan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@FaZeClan&lt;/a&gt; vs &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/NRGgg?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@NRGgg&lt;/a&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;What are your predictions? πŸ€”&lt;br /&gt;πŸ—½ &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/4l9jJmg5sW\"&gt;https://t.co/4l9jJmg5sW&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/fmR4iCG7zY\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/fmR4iCG7zY&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;β€” ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/ESLCS/status/1175439545879474176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;September 21, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>We had a number of roster changes before Blast Pro Series Moscow but, since its esports, why wouldn't we have a few more this week. Ence added Sunny before the Moscow tournament. Their only two losses came to the two finalists, Avangar and Forze, so you might say it was a successful showing for the first time with the new addition. However, they looked very average overall with draws against Mibr and Navi. Their map pool will likely still need some work, but we have seen them put up a respectable number of rounds on Train, Mirage and Dust against comparable opposition.</p><p>Post-major disappointment equates to post-major French shuffle, enter Kioshima! Yes, everyone's favourite support/never gonna die staple of the French scene is back for another go – this time with G2...have I said that before? Fabien 'not-the-problem' Fiey has been out of work since the European version of the Cloud9 roster dissolved back in February. Through two best-of-threes this past week he put up respectable numbers and should do the same moving to a big lan – something he has more than enough experience with.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=168&amp;a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d582dcf927b95968483da5f/original-10-bet-new-customer-welcome-bonus" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Finally, we come to Faze Clan...where to begin with these guys. Since removing Karrigan from the team they have had next to no success while touting themselves as one of the most talented rosters in CS:GO. The one glimpse of positive results was a 2-0 Blast Pro Series tournament victory over Team Liquid back in the spring. Adren then departed that team and counter-strike legend Neo entered as IGL. After not clearing the group stage of the Berlin Major the team parted ways with Neo and talented sniper, Guardian (who has moved back to his old club, Navi). They have now brought in a relatively unknown player in Broky, who was a part of the Epsilon org until it shutdown this past year. For an 18-year old who has only played on a single professional team for less than a year he has decent lan experience, but not at anything comparable to the environment of ESL New York. There are many rumours flying around about who will be Faze's fifth. While some are hoping it will be Coldzera, permanently, the more likely result will be a temp player from NA or Faze's coach, former-pro Ynk.</p><p>Eunited, who will play Team Liquid in their opener, recently took a map off the #1 North American squad. However, this week they will have Cooper's older brother Freakazoid stand-in for the recently self-bench, Moose. Cooper and Freak have had some reasonable success playing together before, but with such a small window with which to put in the work against so many quality teams, it will be difficult to win some maps.</p><h2><b>Matches:</b></h2><p><em><strong><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="Esports Betting Odds">-Ence (ml) v G2 @ 1.66 [Bet365]</a><br /><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&amp;a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Esports Betting Odds">-Ence/G2 (o2.5) @ 2.18 [Pinnacle]<br />-Ence/G2 (o26.5) @ 1.86 [Pinnacle] all three maps</a></strong></em></p><p><em><strong><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Esports Betting Odds">-Liquid (-5.5) map1 v Eunited @ 1.85 [Betway]<br />-Liquid (-5.5) map2 v Eunited @ 1.85 [Betway]</a></strong></em></p><p><em><strong><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="Esports Betting Odds">-Astralis (-1.5) v Optic @ 1.5 [Bet365]</a><br /><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Esports Betting Odds">-Astralis (-5.5) map1 v Optic @ 1.85 [Betway]<br />-Astralis (-5.5) map2 v Optic @ 1.85 [Betway]</a></strong></em></p><p><em><strong><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="Esports Betting Odds">-NRG (-1.5) v Faze @ 2.20 [Bet365]</a><br /><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&amp;a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Esports Betting Odds">-NRG (-3.5) map1 v Faze @ 2.05 [Pinnacle]<br />-NRG (-3.5) map2 v Faze @ 1.95 [Pinnacle]</a></strong></em></p><p>As always, I will play the above picks on map3 if it gets there [we usually get a round or two less depending on how the previous maps went]. We commonly see the opening day of tournaments be open to more volatility in esports, however we also get the benefit of best-of-threes instead of the usual best-of-ones. If you wish to limit your exposure on the opening day I would go with:</p><p><em><strong>-Ence (ml)</strong></em></p><p><em><strong>-Liquid (-5.5/-6.5) on their own map pick</strong></em></p><p><em><strong>-Astralis (-1.5)</strong></em></p><p><em><strong>-Nrg (-1.5)</strong></em></p><p>If you have another play in mind that you would like me to take a look at, contact me anytime throughout the weekend [lockeqwerty]!</p></div>
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