A list of recent matches this team has played, green indicates a win and red a loss. Blue is a draw/cancelled
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I keep telling myself to stop betting on Virtus.pro because it always goes wrong, this time however, I have a very strong feeling that Virtus.pro will actually win, this is the biggest league in the history of CS:GO and they have been doing quite well lately, might even say that VP are out of that massive slump which was a complete disaster for them.
I’m not entirely sure how good FaZe are at the moment, they recently replaced Maikelele with kioShima and I’m pretty sure they didn’t have that much time to practice with their new lineup, additionally Virtus.pro already beat them in Malmo and it wasn’t even close, Virtus.pro also beat Tempo Storm before NiP eliminated them.
FaZe played only two matches with kioShima so far, they lost 8-16 against Virtus.pro and 12-16 against ENVYUS, the fragging power in their new team is definitely stronger as kioShima is better than Maikelele, however I’m affraid that they might need a lot of time to get a good chemistry with kio and I feel like they are not good enough to beat Virtus.pro in a longer series.
Virtus.pro is my pick, however I’d suggest to consider skipping this match since we don’t have that much information about FaZe yet.
My odds for this match: VP 65:35 FaZe
Virtus Pro back online is never a good sign. Of course FaZe can’t talk much, they haven’t got it going on LAN or online so yeah. Obviously the recent addition of Kioshima in place of Maikelele for FaZe here, I feel like it will help them, Maikelele wasn’t really performing for quite some time and Kio just is the better player in my eyes. That said, the guys obviously have not played too many games with eachother and chemistry wise VP should be all over them here, however FaZe to me never was about team play and what not, just individual play and with the addition of Kio, they increase that I feel. That being said I am not completely sold on Virtus Pro being back yet, hence such conservative odds. They are doing a lot better than they did at the start of the year, however not sold yet, need to see more online results. FaZe you can never count out, they are not looking good at all however once again, individuals can step up here and just can never count them out. The times these two meet eachother it was always FaZe coming out on top, however the last two times VP broke the ”curse” so to speak, so that’s that. 55-45 in favor of VP here.
3% VP if under 62%, otherwise 3% FaZe here. Not the greatest of matches to bet on however it is what it is.
My odds = 55-45 VP
My risk = High
My bet = 3% VP if under 62%, otherwise 3% FaZe here
My advice = Same as my bet
My odds for this match: VP 55:45 FaZe
Hard to call game here. VP have beaten them recently, but overall their record against them is really poor. VP have shown signs of being back to their best, but not enough to convince me they are actually back to their level. FaZe with Kio showed signs of being good, but they still need to work on things, and their few days of prac really showed in their matches at LAN. Overall, this feels like a game that will be close. I really hope FaZe have learnt their lesson and remove Train, VP will for sure remove D2, and then I could see maps such as Cache or Mirage being played, and perhaps an Overpass. Cobble is the issue, as FaZe literally never play it, so they might have to take a risk and play Train. Overall, 55-45 in favour of VP, and I will purely play the odds here.
My odds for this match: VP 55:45 FaZe