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CSGO Betting Odds: HellRaisers -303.03 at BetOnline | SJ +225 at BetOnline
CSGO Betting Lines: HellRaisers -1.5 at +120 | SJ +1.5 at -163.93
When: August 8, 2020 at 10:00 PDT
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HellRaisers will clash with SJ Gaming this Tuesday in the opening Group B match of Nine to Five #3 CS:GO tournament which will mark their first meeting in almost nine months.

SJ Gaming will begin their journey through the third season of Nine to Five in Group B alongside HellRaisers, Tikitakan and Nexus Gaming, meaning they are likely to secure the top seed if they manage to win their opening game.

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Looking back at SJ Gaming’s form, they were seen participating in only two CS:GO events in July. At the start of the month, Tony “arvid” Niemelä and co. made it to the semi-finals of Finnish Esports League Season 8, where they had to admit defeat to HAVU Gaming (1-2), thus finished third-fourth.

After a two-week break, SJ Gaming took a swing at CSGOFAST.COM Cup #5, where they took down Singularity (2-0) and Touch the crown (2-0), but lost to FATE Esports (0-2) in the semi-finals and with that secured their second top-four placement of the month. The clash with FATE took place on Friday, July 24, which was also their last fixture to date. This means SJ Gaming have not played a single official game in over two weeks, so it’s safe to say they will be a bit ring rusty heading into the opening match of Nine to Five.

Unlike SJ Gaming, who decided to take a break from competing and played only five games since the start of July, HellRaisers accumulated 13 games in the same period with reasonably positive results.

Since the start of July, HellRaisers attended the first, second, third and sixth week of Eden Arena: Malta Vibes and while success was hard to come by for the CIS roster, HellRaisers at least deserve some praise for their top-four placement at Eden Arena: Malta Vibes – Week 2 and a 61.5% win rate (8-5) across the last month.

Despite their success, HellRaisers are no longer the same team we know from their golden days in 2016 and 2018. In the latest global rating update, HellRaisers are ranked only 56th, which is not all too shocking, considering Dmitriy “jR” Chervak and his crew played mostly lower-rated teams throughout 2020 and usually struggled when faced against decent opposition.

HellRaisers finished the first iteration of Nine to Five in 21st-24th place after suffering two losses to Nexus Gaming and showing some struggles against BIG Academy roster (2-1), which is not too inspiring ahead of this match.

There was some improvement on the side of HellRaisers since then, however, the issue with this team is that they do not field a proper carry player. In-game leader jR is currently the highest-rated player on the roster with 1.07 average rating across the last three months, followed by Vadim “Flarich” Karetin with 1.05. The remaining three players all average about 1.00, which is not bad, however, it’s also nothing more than mediocre. On a positive note, no player on HellRaisers is under performing.


We are not too impressed with HellRaisers and their overall quality, but for this match, they are rightfully priced as the favorites. Even though HR failed to impress against stronger CS:GO teams, they were at least somewhat consistent in defeating low-tier teams, which makes us believe they can do it again here.

Not only have HellRaisers proven they can defeat teams of SJ Gaming’s quality, but they also hold a significant advantage when it comes to playtime across the last month.To top it all off, HellRaisers have a better map pool and also hold better results on all of SJ’s best maps.
Clean sweeps are relatively rare in the online CS:GO, but here, are predicting nothing less than a 2-0 win for HellRaisers.

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