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PRO100 VS ESPADA CS:GO BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

CSGO Betting Odds: Pro100 -263.16 at BetOnline | ESPADA +185 at BetOnline
CSGO Betting Lines: Pro100 -1.5 at +114 | ESPADA +1.5 at -156.25
When: February 10, 2020 at 16:55 MSK
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PRO100 vs ESPADA WESG 2019 RUSSIA CLOSED QUALIFIERS BETTING PREVIEW

Pro100 and ESPADA are set to meet on Monday in the quarter-finals of the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) 2019 Russia Closed Qualifiers. The winner of the best-of-three (Bo3) clash will advance to the semis, while the loser with drop into the lower bracket.

Pro100 will want revenge for their 1-2 loss at the GG.Bet New York Invitational: Open Qualifier back in June 2019, where ESPADA denied them entry to the grand finals.

The Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko and his squad had a successful season in 2019, winning the HardCup in September and triumphing at both the DreamHack Delhi Invitational and Qi Banja Luka in December. Pro100 also finished second at the CIS Esports Pro Championship, as well as third-fourth at both the United Masters League Season 2: Week 3 Qualifier and EPICENTER 2019: CIS Qualifier.

As far as pro100’s results from 2020 are concerned, the CIS squad finished last (17th-32nd) at IEM Katowice European Open Qualifiers #2 and fifth-eighth at the DreamHack Open Anaheim 2020: European Open Qualifiers, meaning WESG will be their first chance of the year to win a CS:GO esports tournament.

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At the DreamHack Anaheim qualifiers, pro100 got off to a strong start and defeated Sinners 16-9. They pocketed a forfeit win against EURONICS Gaming in the round of 16 but were unable to deliver in the final fixture against Winstrike Team, who bested them 16-14 on Dust II and 16-12 on Train. That clash on January 18 was their last competitive fixture.

ESPADA enjoyed a successful 2019 season as well, finishing third-fourth at the HardCup, winning CIS Rising #3, claiming bronze at the AOC & Western Digital Winter Clash and running second at the Russian Esports Cup in December. They have carried some of that form in 2020, finishing runners-up at the Great Universe Cup in late-January and reaching the CIS Minor Championship – Rio 2020: Closed Qualifiers via the open draw.

At the Great Universe Cup, Dmitrii “S0tF1k” Forostianko and his squad defeated Akatsuki (2-0) and Hard Legion Esports (2-0) but fell flat against Gambit Youngsters (1-2) in the grand finals. During the Rio open qualifiers, ESPADA bested the likes of Kyiv Esports Club (16-3), Revolt (16-11), DreamEaters (16-11) and Space Jam (2-1).

Pro100 have not made any changes since October 2019, when they signed Dmitriy “dimasick” Matvienko from Gambit Esports. ESPADA’s last personnel switch came in late December, when they signed 16-year-old rookie Robert “Patsi” Isianov and their new in-game leader, S0tF1k, as replacements for Artem “RAiLWAY” Gradovich and Vadym “h1glaiN” Tanasiuk. Patsi has been averaging a 1.10 rating since joining ESPADA, while S0tF1k sits at a 0.91 rating.

PRO100 vs ESPADA WESG 2019 RUSSIA CLOSED QUALIFIERS BETTING PREDICTIONS

Out of the three meetings between pro100 and ESPADA throughout 2019, pro100 won twice. Their most recent clash came in October 2019 at the WePlay! Forge of Masters Season 2: Online Stage, where pro100 won 2-1.

While pro100 hold the head-to-head advantage, we have to consider both teams have made changes to their teams. The most notable of those is the arrival of a new IGL at ESPADA.

The two rosters look equally matched. Pro100 hold a slight form advantage, while ESPADA players have produced marginally higher average ratings (1.12 > 1.05).

Based on the teams’ map pick and ban rate, we can expect ESPADA to pick Dust II and ban Inferno, while pro100 are expected to pick Overpass and ban Nuke. The win rate of the teams shows ESPADA holding an advantage on both Dust II (50%) and Overpass (83%) over pro100 (44%, 54%), which should make for an interesting bout.

Pro100 enter this match as heavy favourites because they have played stronger opponents in recent matches, but we don’t believe ESPADA should be priced as high as +185. S0tF1k and company have played well of late and should give pro100 a run for their money. A handicap bet of +1.5 on ESPADA is a reasonable pick here, but we will take advantage of the high odds and take our chances on the underdogs to win outright.

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