With the RMR’s, Qualifiers and Challengers Stage now behind us, we can now move into the Legends Stage and main event of the final CS:GO Major, the BLAST.tv Paris Major.
The final 16 teams will battle it out across the next two weeks, to earn the right to call themselves the Paris Major champions and take home their own share of the massive $1.25 million prize pool.
Joining Heroic, Natus Vincere, Team Vitality, FURIA, Fnatic, Bad News Eagles, 9INE and Into The Breach, who automatically qualified for the Legends Stage through the RMR, we will have G2 Esports, FaZe Clan, ENCE, Team Liquid, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Monte, Apeks and GamerLegion.
Of the remaining CS:GO rosters left in the Paris Major, G2 Esports still remain the favourite at +300 with esports betting sites, closely followed by Heroic (+333), Team Vitality (+450), Natus Vincere (+450) and FaZe Clan (+550).
Below you will find our best bet to take out the BLAST.tv Paris Major.
Best Bet – Team Vitality
After finishing third at the Europe RMR B and taking out IEM Spring (IEM Rio 2023) before making their way to Paris to take part in the BLAST.tv Paris Major, Team Vitality look primed and ready to win their first CS:GO Major.
Coming into the Paris Major, Vitality will be looking continue their six-series undefeated run, after they rattled off six-straight wins on route to becoming the IEM Rio champion.
With two hometown guys on their roster in Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut and Dan “apEX” Madeslaire, there is no other place that these two guys would love to win their first and second CS:GO Major of their careers.
For apEX, a Major win in France would be the icing on the cake after such a consistent Counter-Strike: Global Offensive career, which has seen him win several tournaments and one Major. With the 30-year-old in the twilight, he could finish it off with one of the best wins of his career in his home country.
For ZywOo, he is only 22 years old, and considered one of the best players in the world, after being ranked inside the top two in four-straight years and a win in the BLAST.tv Paris Major would see him breakthrough for his very first Major victory.
Couple those two with Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen and Emil “Magisk” Reif, who bring seven Major wins between them from their time at Astralis, and Lotan “Spinx” Giladi – who is another rising star – and this Vitality team has all the tool that they need to go all the way in the Paris Major.
Team Vitality – Outright Win