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CSGO Dreamhack Summer Betting Preview

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CSGO Dreamhack Summer Betting Preview

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The player break is finally over! This was about as long of a hiatus as we have had in esports during the Covid period but it was not as though there was no CSGO running. Saturday we have the first tournament in a series of quality events that have moved online for the remainder of year. There were still some top teams that decided to drop out last minute and have been replaced with far lesser opposition. Additionally, a handful of teams have undergone a roster swap over this break. Most notably was Nitro, longtime star/awper/ in-game leader (the guy did it all), stepping down from Liquid and being replaced by Grim formerly of Triumph. Triumph is of course competing at this Dreamhack tournament as well so it will be interesting to see if either team has a bit of a honeymoon period with their new players.

I posted three futures for this tournament, one in the European side, two in the North American. My selection for EU was BIG Clan. They surged through their most recent matches, even beating a struggling Faze 2-0 four times over a two week span. They also took a best-of-five victory against Vitality despite the French side starting with a one map advantage. So while they are definitely hitting their peak, at least over the various iterations of this roster including through the past year, the field will have needed to put significant work in during the break to get on the same level we saw from the Germans before the break.

On the North American side I backed Furia and 100 Thieves upon the news that Evil Geniuses dropped out of the event. It is not about Liquid being bad with Grim, they could have put in a lot of practice and Stewie has been calling for a while. If this is the case it should be between Furia and Liquid to take the tournament otherwise really any team could knock the NA stars off.

Kind of a weird price on the map three spread between Endpoint and Big. No sense taking that now. Will re-evaluate if we get to the decider. Tomorrow’s matchup for Liquid sees some familiar faces, though not quite the same roster as the one that flew the Swole Patrol banner and was priced around +700 back in March. Though it is hard to look past the fact this will be Liquid’s first official with a new player since Stewie2k joined.

Big Clan -5.5 v Endpoint @ -115 with BetOnline (Visit our BetOnline Review)
Big Clan -5.5 v Endpoint @ -115
Mad Lions +1.5 v Heroic @ -140
Mad Lions ml v Heroic @ +230

Ze Pug Godz +1.5 v Liquid @ +125
Ze Pug Godz ml v Liquid @ +450
Ze Pug Godz +4.5 v Liquid @ -105
Ze Pug Godz +4.5 v Liquid @ -105
Ze Pug Godz +4.5 v Liquid @ +105

Chaos -3.5 v Triumph @ -115
Chaos -3.5 v Triumph @ -115
Chaos -3.5 v Triumph @ -115

PLEASE READ:

Always risking 1u, never ‘to win’ 1u. If I expose two, that still remains risking 2u, not betting 2.5 to win 1 simply because the price is shorter than what I have. A standard stake here is 1u = 1% of your bankroll. This will keep you in the game instead of busting out every other day because you decided to be stupid and put your entire bankroll down on 8 wagers. If you have worse prices you don’t bet more to compensate. Please do not attach my plays in parlays, you are costing yourself extra money trying to cut corners.