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eSport Betting Predictions

Organised by Relog Media, Brazy Party is a European Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament slated to kick off on Wednesday, April 26, featuring 16 CS:GO teams and a $333,000 prize pool. ESB brings you betting previews for the first day of action across Group A and B with our top picks and odds courtesy of BetOnline.


Best Odds: EF +100 at BetOnline | Apeks -138.89 at BetOnline
When: April 26, 2023 | 11:00 CEST
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Eternal Fire have recently finished their Paris Major 2023: European RMR B campaign in 14th place, thus missed out on qualifying for the Paris Major. Their sole victory in the event came against the struggling Astralis (16-4); however, despite losing the remaining three bouts, it’s not fair to criticise the Turkish CS:GO squad too much.

At the RMR, EF had to face Ninjas in Pyjamas (11-16), Cloud9 (16-19), and Aurora Gaming (1-2), which are all solid teams. So even though Eternal Fire went 1-3, those losses aren’t that concerning.

Apeks got back on their feet after a poor stretch of results in March with a runner-up finish at CCT West Europe Series #2; however, they’ve since failed to achieve much. The international roster performed well at RMR A, where they placed sixth with a 3-2 record; however, Apeks only had to defeat GamerLegion, Sprout, and B8.

So as much as we can praise Apeks for qualifying for the Major, they haven’t shown much more than EF. Regardless of Eternal Fire’s lack of success at recent tournaments, they’re just as strong as Apeks and have a realistic chance to win or, at the very least, force a close series.

Over 2.5 maps



Best Odds: PaiN -175.44 at BetOnline | ITB +125 at BetOnline
When: April 26, 2023 | 14:00 CEST
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PaiN Gaming and Into the Breach have never clashed before, but according to the latest CS:GO betting odds, the Brazilian should have a better chance of winning their debut meeting.

Since the start of April, paiN Gaming have placed second at BLAST Premier: Spring American Showdown 2023 and Paris Major 2023: American RMR, to which they added a semifinal run at ESEA Cash Cup Circuit 2023: North American Cup #4. In contrast, ITB’s only notable achievement of the year was finishing European RMR A in third place.

Yet, ITB finishing third at the RMR with wins against Sprout (16-7), (16-13), and B8 (2-1) means more than paiN Gaming placing second at their regional RMR, where they won only against Paqueta Gaming, Complexity, and Fluxo.

Talent-wise paiN Gaming and ITB look evenly matched, and there isn’t much to separate them based on their recent showings. This looks like a coin-flip match, so we have to take Into the Breach at plus money.

Into the Breach to win



Best Odds: OG -303.03 at BetOnline | GOD +225 at BetOnline
When: April 26, 2023 | 17:00 CEST
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OG have been struggling to find traction this season, and while they have had some moments of greatness, the international squad have yet to win a tournament. Last week, OG attended Intel Extreme Masters Rio 2023, when they reached the final round of Group B lower bracket and lost against the eventual champions, Team Vitality (1-2).

So even though their placement (seventh-eighth) doesn’t look good on paper, OG played well but once again found themselves in a position where they got close to achieving great things only to slip at the final hurdle.

Now, OG will face GODSENT, who they last met three weeks ago at Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023: European Qualifier and won (14-16, 16-4, 16-11). That match should be a good indication of what will happen on Wednesday, but we don’t expect GODSENT to collect a single map this time.

OG would’ve won 2-0 at the start of April had they not made a few misplays on Inferno. At the offered CS:GO betting odds, we like OG to win in two maps.

OG -1.5 maps



Best Odds: BIG -400 at BetOnline | 00Nation +275 at BetOnline
When: April 26, 2023 | 20:00 CEST
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BIG came two series away from qualifying for the Paris Major but lost the European RMR Decider against Cloud9 (12-16, 13-16) after finishing RMR B in 10th place. But despite their underwhelming performance at the RMR, BIG found traction at Intel Extreme Masters Rio 2023, where they defeated MOUZ (16-6), and Heroic (2-1), before getting eliminated from the quarterfinals by the eventual champions, Team Vitality (0-2).

Their next opponent, 00 Nation, recently placed second at Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023: South American Qualifier, marking their most notable result of 2023. But that doesn’t detract from their underwhelming performances at ESL Pro League Season 17 and Paris Major 2023: American RMR, where they placed 13th-16th.

On a more positive note, 00 Nation had their moment at ESL Pro League, where they defeated Ninjas in Pyjamas (2-1) and stole a map from Natus Vincere (1-2).

BIG dropped the ball at the RMR and IEM Rio, but they had to play some of the world’s top teams and still performed relatively well. However, the morale can’t be high in the German camp, so we prefer 00 Nation with a map advantage.

00 Nation +1.5 maps


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