BLAST Fall Finals Quarter-Finals: Betting Tips, Odds & Predictions
After two days of constant CS2 action in Copenhagen, the BLAST Fall Finals playoff bracket has been set. Having already qualified for the Royal Arena, FaZe and Vitality await their challengers, who will have to come out on top in their respective quarter-final match-ups.
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CS2 odds used in this article were provided by GG.Bet on. Nov. 24.
Cloud9 vs Heroic (15:30 CET, Nov. 24)
Despite having lost their primary AWPer and star player, in Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov just a few weeks before the tournament, Cloud9 could consider themselves unlucky not to have advanced to the semi-final stage already.
The Russian-majority squad failed to convert five series points in their match against FaZe, where the international roster extended their CS2 win streak to 17 games in a row. After the match, Russel “Twistzz” van Dulken praised Cloud9 and stated that they showed vast improvements from their previous encounter in the Thunderpick World Championship.
One of the main reasons behind C9’s great form at this event is Denis “electroNic” Sharipov is no longer sporting in-game leader duties, in favour of Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov. The former has delivered tremendous performances so far in this event, averaging an impressive 1.37 rating over six maps.
As for Heroic, the team did well to even make the quarter-finals, after dispatching their countrymen in the elimination match. In spite of their grudge match victory against Astralis, the Danes are not in great shape to advance further and play in front of their home crowd in the infamous Royal Arena.
- Prediction: Cloud9 (2-0) Heroic
- Odds: Cloud9 Win (-250), Heroic Win (+191)
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NAVI vs Complexity (18:30 CET, Nov. 24)
GG.Bet-sponsored NAVI’s new recruit Ihor “w0nderful” Zhdanov has had an excellent debut tournament wearing the Ukrainian organization’s jersey, leading the team with his fine AWPing and excellent fragging output.
The 18-year-old has not crumbled under the pressure of replacing the greatest player to have ever touched the game in Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, who decided to go on a break at the end of October.
The team’s riflers have stepped up this event as well, with both Justinas “jL” Lekavicius and Mihai “iM” Ivan delivering the goods on the server in their first two games, averaging 1.22 and 1.13 ratings, respectively.
On the side of Complexity, the American-majority roster has not slowed down since their resurgence earlier this year and continues to trouble the best teams in the world on a regular basis.
The team’s veteran and spiritual leader in Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski has been nothing short of sensational in recent months, including this event. The former Intel Grand Slam Champion has averaged a 1.16 rating in BLAST Fall Finals, even though the second-highest rated player on his team is miles behind with a barely positive 1.02 rating.
Complexity have also shown a lot of resilience as a team when they came back from a 2-12 deficit against Astralis by winning 14 rounds in a row and making CS2 history in the process.
- Prediction: NAVI (1-2) Complexity
- Odds: NAVI Win (100), Complexity Win (-127)
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