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CS:GO Betting Odds: ORDER $1.44 at Betway | Avant $2.62 at Betway
CS:GO Betting Lines: ORDER -1.5 at $2.50 | Avant +1.5 at $1.50
When: August 26, 2020 at 16:00 AEST
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ORDER and Avant Gaming will clash in the second fixture of ESL One Cologne 2020 Online Oceania this Wednesday, marking their 15th meeting of the year and their third in August.

ORDER are aiming for their second title of 2020, having claimed the ESEA Season 33 Premier Division Australia crown in March. Besides that, Jireh “J1rah” Youakim and his team also completed runs through ESL Pro League Season 12 and DreamHack Open Summer 2020 qualifying, and they reached the grand finals of the Asia Minor Championship Rio 2020 Oceanic Closed Qualifier, ESL ANZ Champs Season 10 and ESL One Road to Rio Oceania.

Most recently, ORDER made it to the last stage of DreamHack Open Summer 2020 Oceania, where they lost 0-2 to the eventual champions, Renegades, in the upper bracket finals and 0-2 against Avant in the lower bracket finals to finish third.

ORDER hold a 78.6% win rate across the last three months and are 17-3 from their last 20 games. Their only losses in that time came against Renegades and twice against Avant, but they also registered a 3-1 win against Renegades and two triumphs against Avant.

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Avant Gaming enter ESL One Cologne 2020 as the fourth-ranked team in the region behind 100 Thieves, Renegades and ORDER. However, given that the tournament includes only the four strongest Australian CS:GO teams besides 100T, Avant and Chiefs Esports Club are the undisputed underdogs in this field.

At the start of August, Avant announced the arrival of ex-Chiefs Esports Club player Hugh “HUGHMUNGUS” Anderson as a replacement for Chris “ofnu” Hanley, who left for Chiefs in July. While the signing was viewed as a massive positive for Peter “BL1TZ” Athanasatos and his crew, their results since have been mediocre at best.

Since the CS:GO esports scene resumed earlier this month, Avant have won only three out of nine fixtures. This is only an extension of their struggles this year, as they have won only 56.7% of their matches across the last three months.

Avant recently attended ESL ANZ Champs Season 11, where they left a lot to be desired. After losing to Paradox Gaming (1-2) in the upper bracket quarter-finals, Avant bounced back with a 2-0 win against Rooster but fell apart in the second round of the lower bracket when they lost 0-2 against Renegades on Saturday.

That match was as one-sided as it can get, with Renegades outclassing Avant Gaming on both Nuke (16-9) and Mirage (16-4). Not a single Avant player produced a positive rating, as Euan “sterling” Moore was their best with a 0.96 rating and +1 kill/death differential. Meanwhile, Jared “HaZR” O’Bree had an off-day and ended the series with a lowly 0.64 rating.


Avant Gaming have won eight of their 14 meetings with ORDER, which should, in theory, give them an edge this Wednesday. However, it’s hard to be too optimistic about this roster’s chances after a series of shaky displays this month. Having said that, ORDER are not looking too sharp either.

Avant are 1-4 in their last five games and hold a poor 5-10 map differential, whereas ORDER are 2-3 with a 5-7 map differential. Given that iffy form and their history of even contests, we can expect another close one here.

Neither squad inspires much confidence in the result markets, so we are tipping a three-map series that could go either way.

Over 2.5 maps

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