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CHIEFS ESPORTS CLUB VS PARADOX GAMING CS:GO BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

CSGO Betting Odds: Chiefs -250 at BetOnline | Paradox +177 at BetOnline
When: February 13, 2020 at 19:10 AEDT
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/esea/)

CHIEFS ESPORTS CLUB VS PARADOX GAMING ESEA S33: PREMIER AUSTRALIA BETTING PREVIEW

Chiefs Esports Club and Paradox Gaming will kick off the last day of Week 5 matches at ESEA Season 33: Premier Division – Australia in what promises to be a thrilling bout between two new-look squads.

After suffering a bitter loss against ORDER in the ESEA S32 finals, Chiefs ESC are ready to make another deep run in a bid to secure their spot at the Global Challenge and a chance to claim their first A-Tier title.

Chiefs have made an excellent start to the season, although they are still some ways short of the undefeated ORDER and their tally of 21 points. Nonetheless, there are still four weeks of play ahead of the Australian CS:GO squads and the dream is still very much alive for Hugh “stat” Anderson and the crew.

Shortly after the season started, Chiefs ESC lost Peter “BL1TZ” Athanasatos and Chris “ofnu” Hanley to Avant Gaming, which ushered a complete roster rebuild. Earlier this month, Chiefs ESC announced the signing of the former Genuine Gaming roster and confirmed the departure of the remainder of their former lineup.

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The new-look team featuring stat, Chris “Jinxx” Moseley, Tom “apocdud” Henry, Jordan “SkulL” Newland and Daryl “Mayker” May made their first appearance at the tournament on Tuesday, February 11, when they bested Incept eSports 16-12. Mayker impressed with a +5 KDA and 1.36 rating, while apocdud (-1 KDA, 0.94 rating) was the only Chiefs player who did not register a positive rating.

Paradox Gaming signed a new roster on January 11, when they acquired Andrew “ino” Foster, Luke “ekul” Blakey, Harry “bendonka” Hayes, Luke “1ukey” McMillian and Daniel “urbz” Urbani. All of the players are mostly unknown in the CS:GO esports scene except for urbz, who has made a name for himself in the Australian C-Tier scene by playing for Chiefs, Avant, Trident and SYF Gaming.

Paradox have produced a mixed bag of results so far and sit 10th in the league with a 3-4 record. Their best results of the season came in Week 1, when they bested Ground Zero Gaming 16-9, and Week 3, when they trashed Trident Esports 16-8. In Week 2, urbz and his men also put up a solid fight against ORDER in an 11-16 loss.

Besides the rare occasions when Paradox have shone, the team as a whole has struggled with consistency. Urbz, ekul and ino are all putting up below-average numbers this tournament, while an indifferent display in their 19-16 win over PC419 earlier this month raises some doubts as to whether they can compete with teams like Chiefs.

CHIEFS ESPORTS CLUB VS PARADOX GAMING ESEA MDL S33 AUSTRALIA BETTING PREDICTIONS

When a team rebuilds its entire roster, we tend to see a testing period before the players gel together and start performing up to par with their abilities. In this case, however, Chiefs ESC signed a quintet of players who already have an established synergy. Furthermore, Mayker and co. were no pushovers last season either, as they finished ESEA MDL S32 with a bronze medal.

On the other side, Paradox signed four players who have yet to prove themselves in the professional CS:GO scene. From the looks of it, they will need more time to do so. The main issues we have with Paradox are their inconsistency and their lack of quality. Even their best player, urbz, is mediocre at most, as he has never seen any success outside of C-Tier tournaments.

This is a best-of-one (Bo1) fixture, meaning anything can happen, but we would not count on any upsets. Chiefs ESC are performing well above average and their map pool is significantly better than that of Paradox. The kills line is set at 4.5, which should be within reach for the favourites.

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