ESports Picks: Action is Fierce at Epicenter Tournament as Finals Approach

Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:51 PM UTC

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 9:51 PM UTC

Moscow continues to be the epicenter of the action at the EPICENTER tournament in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Which team will win?

<p>EPICENTER CSGO continues with some of the best teams in the world competing at the top of their game. And with Reigning Major champions Astralis not in attendance, it really is any team's tournament.</p><p>The play in Moscow has been solid and the tournament quarterfinals are set.</p><p>Who will face Natus Vincere and Team Liquid on Sunday morning?</p><h2>Hellraisers vs. Avangar</h2><p>A meeting of two CIS rosters in front of the homecrowd has piqued my interest. Both have a disposition to lose when they should win, and win when they should lose. A true bettors nightmare! The only edge I can find lays in the map pools. These two teams have very contrasting top 1 or 2 maps. Neither plays Nuke, but both have a strong chance to take their own pick. So depending on how lucrative you see the Avangar (+1.5), the over 2.5 maps may be the way to go.</p><p><strong>Best Bet:</strong> Avangar @ +110 (Betway)</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;&lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#EPICENTER&lt;/a&gt; CS:GO Group Stage&lt;br /&gt;Team Liquid go directly to the semifinals, good game boys!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;🇰🇿 &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@avangarkz&lt;/a&gt; [0-2] 🇺🇸 &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@TeamLiquid&lt;/a&gt;, bo3 | Group B, Winners Match&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;AVANGAR will play against HellRaisers in the Quartefinal. The group stage is over, see you on October 27!&lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#epicgg&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#csgo&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— EPICENTER (@epicentergg) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;October 25, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><h2>Faze vs. NiP</h2><p>Two classicaly strong CSGO rosters, currently in a slump, face-off here in the quarterfinals. However the regression in their form is not equal. NiP is dropping maps to all forms of online opponents and nearly lost Nuke against Swole Patrol after losing a bo3 to Avangar. I do not use this form of logic to make wagers, but I do use it to assess form. That said teams seem to wake up to play against Faze a lot of the time and I think we see another 3 map series here. However I am much more confident in picking a side and will take the European all-stars here.</p><p><strong>Best Bet:</strong> Faze 2-1 @ +225 (<a href=";book=Bet365" rel="nofollow" title="Top-Rated Sportsbook">Bet365</a>)</p><p>I will be tweeting out picks during the remaining CSGO, Dota2 and Starcraft tournaments all weekend. Find me on Twitter <a href="" rel="nofollow" title="Find Me on Twitter">@lockeqwerty</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
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