CS:GO BLAST Premier betting predictions and preview
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eSport Betting Predictions


CSGO Betting Odds: Syman +134 at BetOnline | Nemiga -181.82 at BetOnline
CSGO Betting Lines: Syman +1.5 at -208.33 | Nemiga -1.5 at +150
When: May 26, 2020 at 10:00 MSK
Watch Live: Twitch


Syman and Nemiga will lock horns in the opening match of Group B at the BLAST Premier CIS Cup, which kicks off this Tuesday.

Syman Gaming will hope for a big improvement on their recent competitive endeavours. Their best results this year are top-four finishes at the LEGENDS.BET L33T CUP, Cyber.Bet Cup and #HomeSweetHome: Week 2. Sanzhar “neaLaN” Ishkakov and co. also took a swing at ESL One: Road to Rio – CIS, where they finished sixth after losing to Winstrike (0-2) and Nemiga (0-2) in the playoffs.

Shortly after the Rio Major qualifiers, Syman appeared at Hellcase Cup #8, where they suffered an early elimination following defeats to Team LDLC (1-2) and S-Gaming (0-2). NeaLaN and his crew looked marginally better at #HomeSweetHome: Week 5, where they finished the group stage with a 2-1 record, defeated Team Secret 2-1 in the quarter-finals, then suffered a humiliating 0-2 defeat against SMASH in the semis.

Nemiga Gaming have been very active this year. They have attended 11 CS:GO esports events and are currently competing in both the ESEA Season 34: Premier Division – Europe: Regular Season and WINNERS League – Season 4: Europe Invite Division. That stacked schedule has not translated into any great success, however, as a runner-up finish at WINNERS League – Season 3: Europe Invite Division and fourth place at OGA Counter PIT Season 5 remain the team’s best results so far.

In their last five fixtures, Nemiga defeated Syman (2-0), pro100 (16-6), HellRaisers (16-8) and Bpro (16-4), but they lost to ALTERNATE aTTaX (14-16) at ESEA S34. Nemiga have been averaging a 64.5% win rate over the last three months and will enter the upcoming fixture against Syman on a three-game winning streak.

Although Nemiga are nothing more than a B-Tier team, they are starting to find their place amongst the stronger CS:GO teams in the region. The latest global rankings, which were updated on May 18, had Nemiga at 32nd in the world and seventh in the CIS – both all-time highs for the organisation.

A lot of that improvement can be credited to Igor “lollipop21k” Solodkov and Rassim “Jyo” Valijev, who have been averaging 1.16 and 1.14 ratings respectively across last three months. It would be unfair to discredit the remainder of the team, however, as Aleksander “mds” Rubets (1.03), Anton “boX” Burko (1.05) and Anton “speed4k” Titov (1.10) are all keeping positive ratings.

The most recent roster change for Nemiga came in January, when they signed speed4k from Hard Legion Esports. That is the only change to the squad since the Belarusian organisation acquired boX in March 2019.


These teams played each other last weekend, when Nemiga came away with a convincing 2-0 win. The match was one-sided on both Nuke (16-7) and Overpass (16-12), which does not inspire any optimism that Syman can turn it around here and walk away with the spoils.

It’s also worth noting that Nemiga defeated Syman not because of an individual stand-out performance, but instead with a joint effort. That fact is highlighted in the match stats, as all five members of the winning team ended the series with 1.18+ ratings.

Speed4k topped the ratings with 1.28 in that match and has maintained that standard with remarkable performances against pro100 (1.54), HellRaisers (1.25) and Bpro (1.01). Meanwhile, lollipop21k has averaged 1.57 in Nemiga’s last three matches.

When you compare that kind of form with Syman’s recent loss to SMASH, Nemiga should be priced at much shorter odds. A -1.5 handicap bet might seem risky at first, but it makes more sense when you consider that the favourites have a better win record (67%) than the underdogs (58%) on Inferno – Syman’s best map.

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