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MATCH BETS – Aug 9

We have reached the final day for these daily CS entries over the summer. This round of Malta Vibes also concludes Sunday with two semifinals followed by the grandfinal. The first best-of-three features the Poles of Avez against the Swedish legends which now comprise Dignitas. We had some beautiful value on the Syman close against Dig yesterday, but unfortunately were not the better team on maps two and three. The other semifinal is between the ever threatening Forze against the plucky squad of Lvlup. We have scored correctly three straight times in Lvlup’s head-to-head with the Izako Boars, whom they finally got the better of yesterday in the quarterfinal. Provided the window is big enough, I’ll post something for the grandfinal.

A full breakdown of our esports progress during the COVID sports shutdown will be coming over the next day or so. While all my stuff is tracked, I always encourage others to do the same whether tailing blind or not. The odds, markets, and availability will be better or worse depending on what books and time you are committed to. I will still be posting esports regularly on Twitter, however, for the foreseeable future, there will just be tournament previews instead of the daily entries.

Malta Vibes

Dignitas ml v Avez @ -200
Dignitas -2.5 v Avez @ -115 BetOnline (Read our BetOnline Review)
Dignitas -2.5 v Avez @ -125
Dignitas -2.5 v Avez @ -125
Lvlup +1.5 v Forze @ -120
Lvlup ml v Forze @ +260

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.

MATCH BETS – Aug 8

Well, I suppose we could call today’s results a little mini-sweep afterall. A 3-0 with a beautiful underdog in lvlUP hitting at +200. Syman started the day covering the spread with ease after a tight first half. This is not an uncommon trend where one team has superior talent and experience, which Syman does in comparison to GamerLegion. So even though the CIS squad’s T-side was nothing brilliant, they were able to wiggle out of enough rounds they probably should have lost.

In the other best-of-one, we had a marathon victory with lvlUP over Winstrike 31-29. That’s right, they played two full 30 round maps essentially. This is incredibly rare but there is no greater confirmation that we backed the right side, at least on that map, than the favorite not winning four rounds in a row in overtime let alone in total to cover either map. We’ve got just two days left of Malta and then I’ll be taking a break from the daily CS pieces.

Malta Vibes

Apeks +1.5 v Forze @ -110
Apeks ml v Forze @ +280 BetOnline (Read our BetOnline Review)
Avez ml v Hellraisers @ -155 [1.5%]
Lvlup ml v Izako Boars @ +125
Syman +1.5 v Dignitas @ -145
Syman ml v Dignitas @ +250

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.

MATCH BETS – Aug 7

A sweep on Thursday? Can we call 2-0 a sweep? I would lean ‘no’, but pleased with the return nonetheless. It seemed like it was the first ‘easy’ wins of August, what with all the 7+ round comebacks I’ve been subject to! Forze opened up on Mirage with a 12-3 T-half and converted the opening kill in 14 of the 19 rounds played. They closed it out swiftly with a CT-side pistol and conversion. Avez also delivered a straightforward win with an even more dominant 16-2. They were aided by starting on the favorable CT-side of Train, however they built a bank almost immediately and Honoris could find no way in.

Tomorrow we settle the final day of the group stage and then begin with the best-of-three playoffs all the way through. There are still four or five weeks of the Malta Vibes weekly circuit which I’ll continue to post for, however I’ll be transitioning to Dreamhack this weekend for the one CS article.

Malta Vibes
Syman -2.5 v GamerLegion @ -110 BetOnline (Read our BetOnline Review)
lvlUP +4.5 v Winstrike @ -125
lvlUP ml v Winstrike @ +240

MATCH BETS – Aug 6

Talk about letting it slip! LDLC held an 11-7 lead on Gambit’s choice of Dust2 and lost nine rounds in a row to drop both the spread and map. However that didn’t compare to Winstrike‘s inability to close it out. A 14-5 lead on T-side Train with a handful of man advantages, even some post-plant and they choked it all the way back to 15-15 and an eventual loss in overtime. Theatrics over? Not quite. A 6-11 deficit on CT Nuke turned into a 15-13 lead before once more losing in overtime. Always a big sigh when something like this happens!

Gambit followed up their win against LDLC with another 2-0 against CIS opponents, Syman. This is 14 straight map wins for them in this head-to-head and 37 of their last 38 maps. Surreal run for them at the moment and incredibly rare at this level of competition.

That concludes the Nine to Five portion of the betting this summer. There are still four or five weeks of the Malta Vibes weekly circuit which I’ll continue to post for, however I’ll be transitioning to Dreamhack this weekend for the one CS article.

Malta Vibes

Avez -3.5 v Honoris @ +110 Heritage (Visit our Heritage Review)
Forze -4.5 v @ -125

MATCH BETS – Aug 5

Tomorrow we return with the final day of this Nine to Five as both semifinals are running and the grand final. I am not quite sure why a tournament with a full European/CIS field would choose to arrange the semifinals at 3am et, but that’s what we have here. The matches are starting at the exact same time and the grand final is scheduled for 6am eastern.

Gambit Youngsters continued their hot streak with a 2-0 against Nordavind. Inferno they did seem susceptible and will be interesting to see if LDLC go there against Gambit in the semifinal tomorrow. They played their last week and covered the spread for us, Youngsters that is. However, moving to their own choice of Overpass it was a much tighter affair as they let slip a comfortable lead going all the way to double overtime. At the time of posting there isn’t a map three spread available for that series but if you do have one, I’ll be on it if we get that far.

Nine to Five

Winstrike +1.5 v Syman @ -200 [2%]
Winstrike ml v Syman @ +160
LDLC +1.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ +120 at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)
LDLC ml v Gambit Youngsters @ +450
LDLC +4.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ +100
LDLC +4.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ +100

Malta Vibes

Dignitas -4.5 v Singularity @ -110
Izako Boars ml v Bluejays @ -125

MATCH BETS – Aug 4

Gambit Youngsters continued their near-perfect run with three more 2-0’s today. The first, against Alternate Attax, was far too quick a W for what AA is capable of. Gambit’s T-sides on both Vertigo and Dust2 were just far too strong. They mirrored this twice over with dominant opening halves in three of the next four maps. Over the last month, the CIS squad have an unrelenting win rate over their six competitive maps in rotation, leaving Nuke out of the mix.

With them running over the competition at so many events through July and early August it will be interesting to see how they match up with the next level of competition when it eventually comes. Tomorrow we see Gambit back in action in the quarterfinals of Nine to Five as another short favorite against Nordavind.

Nine to Five

Winstrike ml v Izako Boars @ -125
Hard Legion ml v Syman @ +115 BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)
LDLC ml v Endpoint @ +100
Nordavind +1.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ +100
Nordavind ml v Gambit Youngsters @ +350

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.

MATCH BETS – Aug 3

Natus Vincere Jr came through and were the difference between profit or a losing day. Thankfully Alternate Attax had more than a poor performance on map two and Navi ran the score up against them to the tune of 14-1. This was after a very tight upset from the CIS squad on AA’s choice of Vertigo. It was almost looking like another ridiculous comeback from the Germans, but a nice 1v2 from Bit closed it out 16-13.

Tikitakan have been playing Eden Malta Vibes and Nine to Five Dawn tournaments with two different rosters for the most part. It should lead to inconsistency in form, however, they have posted respectable results with both. Tomorrow Tikitakan is competing in the playoffs of both tournies. Still waiting on a line with them against Gambit Youngsters later in the day. Will likely go on lineup confirmation or after the first match concludes.

Nine to Five

Izako Boars ml v Avez @ +150 BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)
Tikitakan ml v Syman @ +140
Alternate Attax +1.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ -160
Alternate Attax ml v Gambit Youngsters @ +220
SG Pro +1.5 v LDLC @ -110
SG Pro ml v LDLC @ +330

Malta Vibes

Nordavind -2.5 v Navi Jr @ -110
Nordavind -2.5 v Navi Jr @ -110
Nordavind -2.5 v Navi Jr @ -110

MATCH BETS – Aug 2

Whew…all three dogs backed today covered the spread, had second half leads, but ultimately lost their series. Tikitakan lost the best-of-one 14-16 to Syman but then returned the favor in the decider match with a 16-8 on their own map due to a brilliant 14-1 T-side, and then followed it up with a 16-14 of their own. They got both pistols on Overpass, Syman’s choice, and that appeared to be the difference.

Lyngby Vikings played well in their best-of-one on Inferno against the Bluejays but ended up dropping the game in double overtime 20-22. They did have a couple of map points but lost more clutches and the economic battle to begin both halves. Alternate Attax sadly made another impressive CT-side comeback at my expense. Down 11-7 and 13-10, they just shut the door on the Budapest5 attack.

Tomorrow the best-of-threes continue as we only have playoff matches remaining.

Nordavind -2.5 v Gamerlegion @ -115
Nordavind -2.5 v Gamerlegion @ -115
Nordavind -2.5 v Gamerlegion @ -115
Honoris ml v Tikitakan @ +130 BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)
Blue Jays +1.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ +140
Blue Jays ml v Gambit Youngsters @ +550
Blue Jays +5.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ -110
Blue Jays +5.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ -110
Blue Jays +5.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ -110
Navi Jr +1.5 v Alternate Attax @ -120
Navi Jr ml v Alternate Attax @ +250

MATCH BETS – Aug 1

Alternate Attax once again broke a nice lead for one of the teams I was on. GamerLegion held a 14-5 on AA’s choice of Mirage but lost 11 straight rounds to drop the map in regulation 14-16. Legion had the man-advantage in 6 of those 11 rounds including at 14-15 in a 4v3 with the bomb down.

Their critical mistake was only doing a half-ass commitment to taking CT. With a poorly timed flash, one CT was able to spray down all three T’s camped there. I get that two players were on Mac10’s but this was actually a best case scenario with only one player re-taking from CT. Even going 1-1 there would leave them in an excellent position to play out the 2v2 with a positional advantage and force the 15-15.

Tomorrow there is just a handful of best-of-ones followed by the similar short windows for the best-of-threes. Nine to Five isn’t returning until Monday for the quarter-final matches due to a scheduling conflict with Malta Vibes.

hard legion -2.5 v gamerlegion @ -125
budapest5 +5.5 @ -120 with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)
budapest5 ml @ +240
lyngby vikings +3.5 @ -125
lyngby vikings ml @ +140
Tikitakan +3.5 @ -120
Tikitakan ml @ +175
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MATCH BETS – July 31

Only backed the one dog in the eight game card today, and it worked out on this particular slate with only Crazy losing the best-of-one to SG Pro and Avez beating Tikitakan. In every other series, except LDLC which went 1-1 on the spread in a 2-0, the favorites covered on two out the three maps. The one big dog was backing Honoris +4.5 and they cleared Nordavind by double digits.

Crazy were the clutch team in their best-of-three against lvlUP as they took a 2-1 victory but needed overtime in both maps they won and yet still covered the spread. Oh and this was also after being down 13-2. You will recall that I posted a tweet commenting on their 14-3 choke into a 14-16 finish against Alternate Attax earlier this week. Well, I haven’t done the math, but being 14-2 down and needing the -2.5 seems more improbable than the 13 straight from AA. Even map3, Nuke, saw Crazy winning seven straight rounds at 12-15 to close it out swiftly. Gotta comment on the breaks too!

Final day of the swiss stage in Nine to Five’s groups. These three matches determine which three are eliminated and which are the last three to progress to the quarterfinals. Malta Vibes carries on with their best-of-ones at noon eastern.

Nine to Five

GamerLegion +1.5 v Alternate Attax @ -110
GamerLegion ml v Alternate Attax @ +275
SGpro ml v Big Academy @ -150 [1.5%]
Tikitakan ml v Crazy @ -180

Malta Vibes

Apeks ml v Avez @ +125 with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)
Gambit Youngsters -5.5 v Navi Jr @ +100

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.

MATCH BETS – July 30

Three big dogs won stright up today – SG Pro, Izako Boars, and Selectah. Think the last one there was the biggest shocker given what we have seen from Edward and co this week. Perhaps they are on the way up? That was their first win officially as a five-man and also came with their lowest probability of the three against the best opponent.

Both Syman and Gambit Youngsters dropped a map by the hook which would have made for a solid day. In the Syman/Avez match the CIS squad turned a 6-13 deficit on CT side train into a 16-14 win. Contrast this with a 13-2 lead for Gambit moving to CT Vertigo and winning 16-13. Just the breaks of playing those map handicaps in volume.

Tomorrow we move to six matches as Illuminar and Navi Jr are the first eliminated! Less surprisingly were Gambit Youngsters and Syman being the 3-0 teams to secure their playoff spots already. We also return to the Malta Vibes event with similar best-of-ones followed by three best-of-threes per day. Instead of the playoffs of Malta rounding out on Sunday the finals will close on Monday.

INCREDIBLY rare day for me backing only the short side of the card in Nine to Five. We’ll how that turns out!

Nine to Five

LDLC -3.5 v GamerLegion @ +100
LDLC -3.5 v GamerLegion @ +100
LDLC -3.5 v GamerLegion @ +100 with BetOnline
Crazy -2.5 v lvlUP @ -110
Crazy -2.5 v lvlUP @ -110
Crazy -2.5 v lvlUP @ -110
SG Pro -2.5 v Selectah @ -110
SG Pro -2.5 v Selectah @ -110
SG Pro -2.5 v Selectah @ -110
Tikitakan ml v Avez @ -140
Alternate Attax -4.5 v Excellency @ +100
Alternate Attax -4.5 v Excellency @ -110
Alternate Attax -4.5 v Excellency @ +100
Izako Boars ml v Big Academy @ -150

Malta Vibes

Honoris +4.5 v Nordavind @ -115
Crazy -2.5 v SG Pro @ -115
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MATCH BETS – July 29

So as it turned out today was neither one of the best nor one of the worst with a little under a unit profit. Izako Boars, Big Academy, and SG Pro all had chances to close out an additional map, but either lost both pistols were broken after winning both pistols or lacked the firepower needed to post strong CT numbers.

Tomorrow is the first day of either progression, for 2-0 teams, or elimination for the teams without a win this week. There is only one series within the 60/40 split range, Excellency and Big Academy, however again most of the card is 70%+ to one side. Giving Crazy a shot again today after their 2-0 against Illuminar this morning. LDLC ran them over last week equalizing their head-to-head in best-of-threes at one apiece.

The number I was most surprised by was Tikitakan not being bigger dogs against the clear best team at this level over the past month. Tikitakan are generally playing well for their number, but are overpriced here.

SG Pro +1.5 v Illuminar @ +100
SG Pro ml v Illuminar @ +300
Navi Jr -3.5 v Selectah @ +100
Navi Jr -3.5 v Selectah @ +100
Navi Jr -3.5 v Selectah @ +100
Crazy ml v LDLC @ +130
lvlUP ml v GamerLegion @ +130 with BetOnline
Alternate Attax -4.5 v Izako Boars @ -110
Alternate Attax -4.5 v Izako Boars @ -110
Alternate Attax -4.5 v Izako Boars @ +110
Big Academy ml v Excellency @ -140 [1.5%]
Syman -2.5 v Avez @ -115
Syman -2.5 v Avez @ -115
Syman -2.5 v Avez @ +100
Gambit Youngsters -3.5 v Tikitakan @ +100
Gambit Youngsters -3.5 v Tikitakan @ +100
Gambit Youngsters -3.5 v Tikitakan @ -115
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MATCH BETS – July 28

Overall a good day to open up the swiss stage being on the winning side in six of the eight series. Three teams got the upset and we backed two of them, the lone outsider being Tikitakan. After throwing together seven straight match wins Illuminar have now dropped two in a row as the shorter price. On both occasions they closed significantly lower than what we pulled but the Poles did their own thing.

The big dog of the day was Berlin International Gaming‘s academy team getting the victory over Natus Vincere‘s academy team. The series was one-sided and sloppy almost entirely throughout. The difference, in the end, was far too passive a CT side from Navi in the second half of Inferno allowing for Big‘s comeback.

Tomorrow we have round two. Teams will play other teams with identical records. Seven of the eight matches feature quite a price discrepancy, below 40% or so. It is one of those cards that can be one of the best of the year or one of the worst.

GamerLegion -3.5 v Selectah @ +110 Heritage
GamerLegion -3.5 v Selectah @ +110
GamerLegion -3.5 v Selectah @ +110
Crazy ml v Illuminar @ +125
SG.pro +1.5 v LDLC @ +100
SG.pro ml v LDLC @ +300
SG.pro +4.5 v LDLC @ -120
SG.pro +4.5 v LDLC @ -120
SG.pro +3.5 v LDLC @ -105
lvlUP +1.5 v Navi Jr @ -150
lvlUP ml v Navi Jr @ +200
Tikitakan +1.5 v Alternate Attax @ -150
Tikitakan ml v Alternate Attax @ +220
Izako Boars +1.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ +200
Izako Boars ml v Gambit Youngsters @ +750
Izako Boars +5.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ -110
Izako Boars +5.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ -110
Izako Boars +6.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ -120
Big Academy +1.5 v Avez @ -110
Big Academy ml v Avez @ +330
Big Academy +4.5 v Avez @ -110
Big Academy +4.5 v Avez @ -110
Big Academy +4.5 v Avez @ -105
Excellency +1.5 v Syman @ +100
Excellency ml v Syman +360
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MATCH BETS – July 27

Sunday was a good day for Gambit Youngsters. They have undoubtedly been the team to beat through the last few weeks of July. Their numbers are nothing exceptional, however, they make fewer mistakes and have been winning more pistols than just about any other team. In regards to their map pool, their CT sides on Dust2 have had frequent standout performances.

Tomorrow we once more resume the swiss stage of Nine to Five tournament. It is the same field of teams that were competing through both competitions throughout the month, though there is one new roster in the form of Selectah debuting at this level for the first time. The notable addition to their roster is Edward, one of the longest standing players under the Natus Vincere banner at over seven years in CSGO altogether. Edward played with Navi until May of 2019 when he was kicked for Boombl4, the player that the organization wanted Zeus to groom as his replacement IGL after retiring. Edward then played for Winstrike through the remainder of the summer on loan, the team Boombl4 had come from, before seeing the bench until now.

As the overall talent of the top levels of CS improved, Edward began to fall off. He has not truly had a good circuit since 2016. That said he is a true experienced professional. His numbers have always been better on lan than online, and his best performances have come in the majors. I don’t know what to expect from him now. Like the boys from Dignitas, or Honoris, his best days are undoubtedly behind him and he is now playing with somewhat fringe rosters. I’ll make the assumption that is good enough to compete against the field, though the true contenders this week will likely have nothing to fear against the old vet.

Syman -2.5 v GamerLegion @ -115
Syman -2.5 v GamerLegion @ -115
Syman -2.5 v GamerLegion @ -115
Gambit Youngsters -3.5 v LDLC @ -115
Gambit Youngsters -3.5 v LDLC @ -115
Gambit Youngsters -3.5 v LDLC @ -115
Avez -3.5 v lvlUP @ -110
Avez -3.5 v lvlUP @ -110
Avez -3.5 v lvlUP @ -110
Illuminar -3.5 v Tikitakan @ +100 BetOnline
Illuminar -3.5 v Tikitakan @ +100
Illuminar -3.5 v Tikitakan @ +100
Crazy +1.5 v Alternate Attax @ -115
Crazy ml v Alternate Attax @ -300
Izako Boars ml v SG.pro @ +130
Excellency -3.5 v Selectah @ +100
Excellency -3.5 v Selectah @ +100
Excellency -3.5 v Selectah @ +100
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MATCH BETS – July 26

Another series of close losses from the card. A 2-0 from LDLC over Illuminar was the biggest surprise of the day. Illuminar had six round leads in both maps but saw it dwindle before an eventual French side comeback. This four match win streak is the longest LDLC have strung together this year. Navi Jr and Crazy’s series was all about the T-sides. There was only one half in which a team failed to get to eight rounds on the attack. In the decider, a 5-1 lead for the black and yellow turned into a 5-13 deficit. Navi did bring it back to 13-13 however, given their 19 opening kills, probably could have done a better job in that first half to possibly close it out in the second without needing to be perfect.

We have two semifinals that are rematches of series we saw earlier this month. On the Gambit Youngsters/Syman side, the Youngsters have won 10 straight maps in this head-to-head, and three straight best-of-threes Two weeks ago was about as dominant as it gets, but the Syman number has come down a bit since then anyway. Grand final will be played around noon eastern.

Crazy ml v LDLC @ -110
Syman +1.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ -110
Syman ml v Gambit Youngsters @ +250 with BetOnline
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MATCH BETS – July 25

Lvlup had SO many chances to cover against Syman to start off the day. They opened up with a respectable 8-7 T-side of Mirage, lost the pistol and then really could not string any CT rounds together missing the spread by a round. They had more opening kills than Syman and lost more two-man advantages. That can be somewhat expected given the firepower discrepancy, but we had shot there.

Natus Vincere‘s B squad made quick work of Izako Boars in all three maps today. Some awfully poor terrorist synchronization from the Poles on Dust2 in both instances only achieving five of a possible thirty rounds. We can’t even necessarily say it was the side or the map however as the were crushed 12-3 on the CT side of Overpass shortly after.

That being said they were very clutch against lvlup in the losers match. Trailing in both maps one and two they came back, not only to win, but cover the -2.5’s in both. So moving on from this group into playoffs is NaviJr and Syman.

Tomorrow the quarterfinals begin. I think there was a mixup from the tournament organizers, or HLTV, because an incorrect series of match-ups were posted, books proceeded to upload the boards off of that information and then change it all around a few hours later. So double check that your sportsbooks have this:

https://www.hltv.org/events/5434/matches

  • Navi Jr ml v Crazy @ -110 with Heritage
  • Illuminar -2.5 v LDLC @ -120
  • Illuminar -2.5 v LDLC @ -120
  • Illuminar -2.5 v LDLC @ -115
  • Syman ml v Avez @ +125 [1.5%]
  • Lyngby Vikings +1.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ +120
  • Lyngby Vikings ml v Gambit Youngsters @ +400
  • Lyngby Vikings +4.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ -110
  • Lyngby Vikings +4.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ -110
  • Lyngby Vikings +4.5 v Gambit Youngsters @ -110

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.

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MATCH BETS – July 24

Break-even day from the CS today with a 3-3 finish. I played Big’s Academy in their opening best-of-three against 9ine and they did secure the win in a close three-map fashion. Unsurprisingly in the re-match the price was very close to a 50/50 and trying to play the other side this time around did not work out, though I thought 9ine did play better in that second series.

Interestingly Honoris were smacked by Crazy in that opening best-of-one, and then went on to even drop a map to Singularity’s side playing with a coach. How often do we hear this narrative! In the decider map of the decider series against Avez, Vertigo, we saw the Poles bring back a 3-12 deficit to 15-14 in their favor. Of course, that was when Avez finally got their 15th round. Both teams struggled to find success with early aggression nor their retakes. It took nine rounds for one team to finally get a CT round in overtime.

On Friday we take a break from the Nine to Five tournament as the group stage has concluded and playoffs begin Monday. Through the weekend there are still the seven playoff matches running for Malta Vibes. Tomorrow we have the best-of-ones beginning at 6am eastern.

-Izako Boars +3.5 v Navi Jr @ +100
Izako Boars ml v Navi Jr @ 188
-lvlup +5.5 v Syman @ -115
-lvlup ml v Syman @ +333 BetOnline
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MATCH BETS – July 23

Crazy got the 2-1 win against Lilmix, but other than that the returns were poor from Wednesday’s CS. The biggest surprise came in the results of Lyngby Vikings. A newly formed five-man, they won their first two matches, a best-of-one and best-of-three, against Pact today.

However, most impressively were the lengths that Illuminar had to go in order to take down the pesky Danes. Two overtime decisions and a 16-12 mean that the Vikings covered their number on all three maps. The Poles did not play poorly either, and also held lead four or more round leads in the second half of all three maps. It will be interesting to find out whether this was a one-off for the Vikings or we’ll see more of this in the playoffs this weekend.

In Nine to Five, LDLC returns to action after some recent positive victories over Fate. That has been the single bright spot in, what I imagine, has been a very depressing morale for this team for quite some time. We also get a look at the recent surging Big Clan…s academy team. Can we expect big things? …smh, I’m tired.

On the Malta side of tomorrow’s schedule we have four teams that you should sure be familiar with by now; Crazy, Honoris, Avez, and Singularity. They all have problems, which is why they are all competing in the Malta Vibes tournament instead of on the player break. I do expect Crazy and Avez to be the more functioning squads but whether that translates to wins is another question entirely.

Action begins at 3am eastern in the Nine to Five tournament, and noon for Malta’s best-of-ones.

-Sinners +1.5 v LDLC @ -210
-Sinners ml v LDLC @ 160
-Big Academy ml v 9ine @ +140 BetOnline

-Crazy -3.5 v Honoris @ -116
-Singularity +4.5 v Avez @ -110


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MATCH BETS – July 22

Nice little sweep on the five CS bets Tuesday. Izako Boars began the day with a 2-0 over an Emi-less lvlup. I was pleasantly surprised by their performance on Dust2, a map they do not play a whole lot but decided to pick. On the Serbian’s choice of Inferno, the Boars opened up an 11-4 T-side. Again it has been a map they have struggled a bit on including an ugly 4-16 loss to this same org only a couple of weeks ago.

Singularity walked away from a contest with yet another Polish team, Graficiarze, without too much trouble. They covered the -2.5 on both maps with dominant opening halves of 10-5 and 11-4. In the decider match to determine elimination or playoff progression, I backed lvlUP and they secured yet another 2-0 decision as a nice +160 price. Singularity showed more of the sloppiness that we had seen over the past week with their new’ish lineup. On the Serbian’s choice of Nuke, they had a dominant 11-4 T-side, broke on round two of the second half, and rolled to an easy win.

Tomorrow is another day of both the Nine to Five and Malta tournaments running. Crazy play a little known team, Lilmix, whom they lost to earlier this month in a best-of-three in ESEA. Orgless and Excellency do battle as well. Both have a small sample with pretty ugly results on just about every map. That series was a rare pass from me. Malta’s openers are only best-of-ones beginning at noon eastern.

Crazy -2.5 v Lilmix @ -125 with Heritage
Crazy -2.5 v Lilmix @ -125
Crazy -2.5 v Lilmix @ -130
Pact -3.5 v Lyngby Vikings @ -105
GamerLegion +3.5 v Illuminar @ +100

MATCH BETS – July 21

The current version of GamerLegion might only be a month old but it didn’t stop them from taking two 2-0’s against the old vets of Honoris. Three of those maps were relatively close. Legion were solid in both halves of Nuke, but it was their T-side that was excellent. Honoris have struggled a bit with their CT sides recently and it showed once more in both instances of Nuke. They tried choosing two different maps against Legion but had similar 12-16 results in both.

It was a bit interesting that newly formed Tikitakan had such an easy time disposing of both Vikings and Gamer Legion. They’ve played just 15 maps with eight different players, but topped the group with 2-0 decisions on the same two maps, Nuke and Dust. They are joined by Legion in the playoffs this weekend.

Tomorrow we have a look at the next group including a lvlup without the likes of Serbian talent, Emi. They did seem to be punching above their weight for a few games two weeks back. There is value on the Singularity series moneyline if you prefer that. Small sample with poor results for Grafi, but the Danes are not exactly a hot team right now either so don’t get carried away.

Izako Boars ml v lvlup @ -125
Singularity -2.5 v Graficiarze @ -110
Singularity -2.5 v Graficiarze @ -110
Singularity -2.5 v Graficiarze @ -110 with BetOnline


MATCH BETS – July 20

We got a pretty easy win from Illuminar over Hard Legion with two 11-4 T-halves on Inferno and Train. They took the Inferno pistol and broke Legion’s CT pistol to give them a jump start on the economy in those halves. This is the CIS squad that has been wildly inconsistent all year. In the other semi-final Fate scored another big upset over Alternate Attax. In all honesty it just seemed, similarly to Legion, that it wasn’t the Germans day. A 6-2 lead on the CT-side of Train disappeared rather quickly with Fate winning twelve of the next thirteen rounds to put them up at 14-7. On Overpass there was a huge amount of sloppiness from AA. Rounds with man advantages or against pistols that they just were constantly caught off guard and were not trading properly.

In the finals I was certainly surprised that Fate struggled so much on their T-side of Mirage even though the Poles have had some excellent CT-sides this week. Moving to Inferno Fate won the knife but chose the defence first. With Illuminar getting 5-0 starts in both halves it was always going to be very difficult to comeback into the game.

Tomorrow we begin another round of 9-5 2 Dawn tournament. Same format as before with best-of-threes scattered through the first four days to determine the playoffs. On Thursday the Malta Vibes 4 tournament will also be continuing. Quite an overlap of teams, although some completely new rosters will be seen this week.

Honoris +1.5 v GamerLegion @ -200
Honoris ml v GamerLegion @ +160
Lyngby Vikings ml v Tikitakan @ -120 with BetOnline

MATCH BETS – July 19

Only one of the big dogs delivered on Saturday, the least likely by the market, go figure. Fate were decimated on Gambit‘s choice of Inferno before returning the favor on the next two maps. For a +300 team it sure did not look that way. Hellraisers sadly let their series completely slip away on both maps. Don’t misunderstand this as Legion not playing well, but to not close either map out was a bad break. Their T-sides looked a bit too hesitant in 4v4 and 3v3s leading to bought time for Hard Legion to make the proper rotations.

Singularity were outclassed from start to finish on Illuminar‘s choice of Mirage. Moving to Nuke there was some hope there at 6-6, but man did they lose some really bad rounds in that first half. Moving to their CT-side it was not a poor performance, but a couple key clutches from the Poles broke SNG’s economy near the finish line.

With that the four semi-finalists are set – Illuminar have been set as a small dog against Hard Legion, while Fate have the unfortunate task of facing a pretty in-form looking Alternate Attax. The grand final will be played later in the day Sunday.

illuminar ml @ +110 with BetOnline
alternate attax -3.5 @ +110
alternate attax -3.5 @ +110

MATCH BETS – July 18

It is always a little painful to lose a +3.5 in overtime. However, it is ‘I need to get some air’ territory when the team is down eight rounds, battles back to tie it at 15-15, gets the first round in OT, before losing seven of the final nine rounds to drop the map and the spread. This is in no way a ‘we ought to have won’, but rather a…’don’t toy with our hearts please Syman’.

After dropping both best-of-ones, we hit three of the final four thanks to Alternate Attax crushing Hard Legion, SG Pro taking a map off of Syman, and a pretty straightforward win on Inferno from Hard Legion over Syman. So that brings Alternate and Legion into playoffs as the final two teams to round out our eight-team bracket.

I am on all the dogs today. The only favorite which came close to correct pricing by my system was Alternate, but they are still a bit short. The one team which caught me off guard as getting this far was Singularity, although they took advantage of poor looking Pact squad to be the second team out of Group B. Only the quarterfinals will be played today followed by the semifinals and grand final tomorrow.

Singularity +1.5 v Illuminar @ -150
Singularity ml v Illuminar @ +230 with BetOnline
Crazy +1.5 v Alternate Attax @ -155
Crazy ml v Alternate @ +220
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MATCH BETS – July 17

Was a good day of CS yesterday with positive returns in all four series. As I mentioned to a buddy, Gambit Youngsters are kinda reaching that tipping point where we have to start looking the other way in all their series. They are playing good CS, of course, but is it as good as their 65, 70, 75% pricing.

We had dominant wins on them in their best-of-one against Lyngby Vikings and in two of their three maps against Avez. The Poles have been on a Sprout Streak ® [winning when I fade, losing when I back] with my wagers the past couple weeks. However not yesterday. Illuminar avenged their prior 2-1 loss from earlier this month, the same match I was on and which somewhat began the Avez ‘run’.

Today we have the final group, Group D, in this round of Malta Vibes. There is really not a lot separating these four teams. While Hard Legion have looked a bit better, they are still one of the more inconsistent teams in the CIS…a region more inconsistent than most. Alternate Attax seems to be playing the cleanest CS over the past couple of weeks. Generally winning against teams they are better than, and losing against teams perhaps stronger.

sg pro +3.5 @ -120 with BetOnline
sg pro ml @ +170
syman +3.5 @ -125
syman ml @ +170

MATCH BETS – July 16

Only have the Malta Vibes tournament running Thursday. Group C features Gambit Youngsters, Lyngby Vikings, Illuminar, and Avez. Currently, it seems as though the Vikings stand alone as a weaker team in talent and map pool. However its never too surprising when teams at this level upset. Gambit is in the strongest form coming into the group. And they’ve been priced as such. Illuminar and Avez are two Polish teams cut from the same cloth. Their series head-to-head has certainly showed that all year long.

Avez may have the leg up over the past week or so, but not to their price and most especially not in a best-of-one. There is a high likelihood that these two will meet later in the day for the best-of-three decider. One of them would need to beat Gambit, or alternatively the other lose to the loser of Gambit/Vikings, to not see the re-match.

I did skip two days’ worth of the best-of-three deciders, but I’ll be posting them throughout today. There might only be a 15-minute window or so, however!

Gambit Youngsters -4.5 v Lyngby Vikings @ -125
Illuminar ml v Avez @ +160 with BetOnline

MATCH BETS – July 15

Hard Legion made easy work of the Avez T-sides on Mirage and Overpass. 12-3 and 11-4 halves meant that a second-half pistol would allow Legion to roll to the finish relatively swiftly and that is how it went down. AGF similarly ran over the new Secret roster today. Nuke isn’t a terrible map for Secret, however, allowing the Danes to 12-3 T-half hints that their map pool will once more need some work.

Gambit Youngsters once more swept Syman 2-0. That’s ten straight maps going back to prior iterations of their rosters last year. Gambit began on the defense of both maps, Train and Overpass, shutting 75% of Syman’s rounds down. Alternate Attax also repeated a victory over Endpoint, this time in 2-0 fashion. Endpoint banned Overpass this time around instead of Vertigo, as they did yesterday. However, the result was the same, a 14-16 loss.

The real difference came in map two, Train. Yesterday where Alternate could only amass two rounds on their T-side, today they posted an impressive nine. This many rounds on the attacking side of Train is going to set a team to win a huge amount of maps. Alternate backed up their strong first half with a CT pistol and not much more was needed to close it out.

9-5 plays their two semi-finals matches tomorrow, followed shortly by the finals at a lovely 6 am eastern. Another round of Malta Vibes groups also runs throughout the day.

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Honoris ml v Hellraisers @ +130
AGF -2.5 v Crazy @ -120 with BetOnline
AGF +1.5 v Hard Legion @ -175 [2%]
AGF ml v Hard Legion @ +200 [1.5%]
Alternate Attax ml v Gambit Youngsters @ +110

MATCH BETS – July 14

Alternate Attax had a full day playing three best-of-threes but walking away with three wins. Their first opponent, SG Pro, pushed them the distance on both maps but an overtime loss, when they were about to close it out in regulation, in the first followed by too few rounds on T-side Mirage in the second map was their undoing. Their second showing against Hellraisers, this time in the Malta tournament, went three maps but the final two were heavily in their favor.

Endpoint could have walked away with a more convincing victory over Forze as well as a win in their series against Alternate to cap off the tournament but their play was pretty sloppy. Lost track of the number of man-advantage situations, many two-man opening kills as well, that they did not convert on. These are correctable mistakes, usually just means the mid-round call isn’t clear or players aren’t on the same page about what they should be doing.

We have another round of the Malta tournament beginning tomorrow, while 9-5 proceeds with their playoffs. If you felt a bit jipped by Endpoint’s performance this evening and think they probably just need a pistol or two and to tweak a few rounds, then you’ll get the perfect opportunity and price again tomorrow against the same German squad.

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avez ml v hard legion @ -130
agf ml v secret @ +100 with Heritage
alternate attax ml v endpoint @ -115 with BetOnline
fate ml v budapest5 @ -130
pact -3.5 v singularity @ -140

MATCH BETS – July 13

Hellraisers opened Sunday with a 2-1 win. The one map they dropped was a 15-19 decision on Budapest Five’s map of Mirage. There were four 8-7 halves in the series, but after Mirage HR ran away with their terrorist sides in the next two maps. Alternate Attax got the 2-1 series win as well but could only cover on one of the three maps. They were the better team certainly but may have lost the series without taking all six pistols.

Syman came oh so close to stealing a map off of the short-priced Forze, if not the series. A 13-16 loss on their own pick of Overpass followed by a 22-25 loss on Inferno. It would have only needed them to convert a few more rounds where they had the man-advantage, which were plentiful. Syman had the opening kill eight more times despite losing by six rounds. The final series of the day was Avez as a small underdog facing Endpoint, the last hope of the United Kingdom. The Poles did not play poorly, they just lost more rounds on the map three decider.

Today we resume the matches from the 9-5 tournament as well as the semi-finals of the Malta one. Alternate Attax are the one team still competing in both and play SG Pro followed by Hellraisers a few hours later. I’ve skipped the Syman/Illuminar match…nothing enticing enough to trade there though I considered the CIS map spreads.

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Wisla Krakoow +1.5 v Avez @ -150
Wisla Krakoow ml v Avez @ +200 with BetOnline
AGF ml v Crazy @ -140
SG Pro +1.5 v Alternate Attax @ -135
SG Pro ml v Alternate Attax @ +220
Hellraisers +1.5 v Alternate Attax @ -190
Hellraisers ml v Alternate Attax @ +170
Endpoint ml v Forze @ +140

MATCH BETS – July 12

With everything being online tournament organizers have just thrown the typical scheduling out the window; best-of-five finals on a Thursday, quarter-finals on Sunday, tournaments starting on Tuesdays…meh. Well today we are slated for four matches in the playoffs of the Malta tourny.

Today we’ll be seeing a brand new Hellraisers club taking on the previous ..Salamander roster? Either way found significant value to the HR side though they fall into the category if inconsistent CIS teams I would rather not pay much chalk on. I was shocked by the Syman line most of all. I did mention in a power rankings article that Forze are still one of the teams to beat in this region, but that gap between them and the field should almost never be above ~65%. Very talented, very inconsistent…see a pattern here? Can beat any team in the region 2-0 dominantly or lose 0-2 on two of their best maps.

LDLC sure like playing extra rounds. In the past week they have played a 47 round map agaist Budapest5 and a 53 rounder against Alternate Attax. In both they came out on the losing end in a decider map. I think they are a team to be aware of because of their historical pedigree on a few players. Not that I think they will make some noise and move up the ranks, but as underachievers whom can take some scalps against overpriced talent that is perhaps inexperienced at the professional level or as a new roster.

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Hellraisers ml v Budapest5 @ -140 [2%]
Alternate Attax -3.5 v Crazy @ +100 with BetOnline
Alternate Attax -3.5 v Crazy @ +100
Alternate Attax -3.5 v Crazy @ +100
Syman +1.5 v Forze @ -170 [2%]
Syman ml v Forze @ +200 [2%]
Avez ml v Endpoint @ +120 [1.5%]