Esports Betting: Dreamhack Open Tours Preview

Friday, May 18, 2018 4:00 PM UTC

Friday, May. 18, 2018 4:00 PM UTC

A busy weekend of CSGO continues with a mixed bag of teams appearing for a two-day tournament in Tours, France and $100,000 in prize money up for grabs.

<p>Last year saw 4 of the top 10 teams competing for the title, with G2 topping Hellraisers in the grandfinal. This year, due to the timing of ESL Pro League, the only Top 10 team attending is Gambit. Therefore, the championship is really anyone's for the taking.</p><h2>Futures</h2><p><u><strong>Group A</strong></u></p><p><strong>Gambit </strong>put up a good fight at their recent outing in Marseilles, but it was their first good performance since last summer. Combine that with their reputation for losing to lesser teams, and I don't think there's much value on them. That said, they should be one of the two teams proceeding from this group.</p><p><strong>Torqued</strong> is the one North American roster attending this weekend. Some of these players have attended Majors before but in recent years have stayed in the Tier 3 echelon of NA CSGO. They do have upset potential and are in the weaker of the two groups. We might look for a good shot for them to win a map or cover a spread a good price.</p><p><strong>Godsent </strong>until recently had me convinced they were nothing but a farm team for better CSGO organizations. However, they have had some positive results over the last couple months and played decently against much higher quality opponents. They still lack some succinct team play on their terrorist-side, but when it comes down to pure aim and skill they can compete with the best organizations.</p><p><strong>Ago</strong> is more than unpredictable; they are like Jekyll and Hyde. We have seen them in Pro Leagues taking many maps off better teams and then losing convincingly to much worse opposition. Structurally, they might be one of the best teams at the tournament, but we just don't know which version of them will show up at any given time. If they turn up in Tours, it will be between them and Godsent for the other playoff spot behind Gambit.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Make sure to check out our TeamSpeak video of the final map at &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#Betsnet&lt;/a&gt; Masters! 😏&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Watch video: &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— HellRaisers Esports (@HELLRAISERSgg) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;May 10, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p><u><strong>Group B</strong></u></p><p>The two rosters that I believe have the best shot at taking the title are both in Group B; <strong>Hellraisers (+333) </strong>and <strong>North (+450)</strong>. I will be placing a unit on these organizations to win the tournament outright. Given the format of the tournament, I am certain one, if not both, will be in the final on Sunday.</p><p><strong>Envyus</strong> is a team that must hurt their fans a lot. They have been steadily declining in form since last spring's French shuffle. Envy have the talent to match any other roster attending this week, but they just seem lost and unmotivated right now. Unless we something different from them, they will stay blacklisted.</p><p><strong>Imperial</strong> is the up-and-comer to Group B. While they had a good run with Acilion leading them at the Copenhagen games, he was recently replaced with Krystal. Their results have been mediocre at best since then. I think they have a chance to win a map in the group stage, but won't proceed to playoffs.</p><p> </p><h2>Saturday Match Predictions</h2><p>Torqued (+4.5) v Gambit <em>06:00 (EST) </em></p><p>North (-3.5) v Imperial <em>07:30 (EST) </em></p><p>Godsent v Ago (over 26.5) <em>09:00 (EST) </em></p><p>Hellraisers (-3.5) v Envyus <em>10:00 (EST)</em></p><p>After the opening round of matches on Saturday morning, new lines will go up for the next round later that afternoon. Feel free to follow me on <em>Twitter (@lockeqwerty</em>) for updated picks through the weekend. Let's enjoy some great cs and make some money!</p>
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