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TEAM LIQUID vs MiBR CS:GO BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

CSGO Betting Odds: Liquid -384.62 at BetOnline | MiBR +288 at BetOnline
CSGO Betting Lines: Liquid -1.5 at -126.58 | MiBR +1.5 at -104.17
When: March 26, 2020 at 13:00 PST
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/esl_csgo)

TEAM LIQUID VS MIBR ESL PRO LEAGUE SEASON 11 BETTING PREVIEW

ESL Pro League Season 11: North America is set to begin this Thursday, when Team Liquid and MiBR will meet on the battlefield for the first time since late January.

Team Liquid have been on a rollercoaster of results since July, when they won ESL One: Cologne 2019 and scooped US $1 million Intel Grand Slam Season 2 prize. Although the North American juggernauts managed to keep their fire going throughout the summer and pocketed the BLAST Pro Series: Los Angeles 2019 and Intel Exteme Masters XIV Chicago titles, everything fell apart for them at the Berlin Major in September when they got stomped by Astralis in the quarter-finals and finished fifth-eighth.

Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella and co. have put together a few solid showings since then, including gold at ESL Pro League Season 10 Americas, silver medals at the Esports Championship Series Season 8 Finals and BLAST Pro Series: Global Final 2019, and a top-four finish at ESL One: New York. Since the turn of the year, however, Team Liquid have failed to make much noise. They finished fourth-sixth at BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 after losing to FaZe in the Group A finals and earlier this month TL claimed an underwhelming fifth-sixth place finish at IEM Katowice.

The iffy displays since mid-2019 have seen Liquid drop from the top of the world rankings down to the sixth place, which is the lowest they have been since May 2018. They are still, however, one of the best CS:GO esports teams on the planet, and it is worth noting they were unfortunate to be paired with eventual champions Natus Vincere in the quarter-finals at IEM Katowice.

MiBR were once regarded as one of the strongest teams in the world, assembled from the legendary Brazilian CS:GO squad SK Gaming. Looking at them now, however, it makes it hard to believe MiBR were ever anything more than a B-Tier team.

Although the name MiBR will always hold some special prestige in the CS:GO world, their results over the last 12 months were anything but great. Their last LAN tournament title came at the ZOTAC Cup Masters in August 2018. Some of their most notable results in recent months were a top-four placement at CS:GO Asia Championships 2019 in November, ninth-12th place at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals and a sixth-place finish at cs_summit 5.

MiBR came close to securing a ticket for IEM Katowice but lost to Cloud9 in the finals of North American qualifiers. In February they participated at BLAST Premier and DreamHack Open Anaheim, finishing 10th-12th and fifth-sixth respectively. Most recently, MiBR played two games at FLASHPOINT Season 1, where they they lost 0-2 against Chaos ESC and swept Envy 2-0.

TEAM LIQUID VS MIBR ESL PRO LEAGUE SEASON 11 BETTING PREDICTIONS

Team Liquid might have lost the momentum they gained with their dominant run throughout the summer of 2019, but they are still one of the top teams in the world. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for MiBR, who are on a downward projection and recently dropped to 26th in the world rankings – an all-time low for the organisation.

To put that into perspective, both forZe (22nd) and BIG (17th) are now ranked higher than MiBR, so it’s fair to say Team Liquid are a level or two above their Brazilian adversaries.

Esports betting sites have Team Liquid priced as heavy favourites for the win, while most bookmakers also fancy them to cover the 1.5-map handicap. Although the ESL Pro League is played online – a format that is notorious for upsets – the massive quality gap here points to a straightforward 2-0 win for the North American powerhouse.

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