ESL Challenger League Betting Predictions & Tips

Published: Apr 26, 2022 - Last Updated: May 9, 2022

In this period when the organizations of League of Legends and VALORANT have come to an end, CS:GO continues to keep the calendar busy. After the Major qualifiers, teams return to the scene with the ESL Challenger League and Pinnacle Cup IV. If you’re thinking of placing a bet on some CSGO matches today we’re here to provide some analysis on three matches that merit a look. 

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Kova Esports vs Isurus Gaming

Odds: KOVA Esports 1.51 / Isurus Gaming 2.48 at GG.Bet

When: April 26, 2022 at 17:30 CET


Kova and Isurus face off on day two of Pinnacle Cup IV. The winner of the BO1 match will qualify for the Group D finals and will have a final battle with the winner of the iNation vs FTW series.

In the competition of two teams that are close to each other in the world ranking, Kova seem to be one step ahead thanks to their recent form. The Finland-based team, which played its last match 2 weeks ago, has recently managed to defeat strong opponents such as Hellslayers, Anonymo and Astralis Talent.

On the other hand, Isurus are clashing against teams with similar play styles due to them being Brazil-based. This causes them to fall behind the average European team tactically. Besides being more successful in the best-of-three series, the team lost 4 of the last 5 matches. Kova are close to winning this match if Isurus’ star DeStiNy doesn’t pull a rabbit out of the hat.

Movistar Riders vs Sangal Esports

Odds: Movistar Riders 1.1 / Sangal Esports 6.21 at GG.Bet

When: April 26, 2022 at 19:00 CET

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ESL Challenger action returns with today’s matchups. In one of the first matches of the day, the two teams in Group A, Movistar Riders and Sangal Esports will battle each other. The biggest favorite of this series is Movistar, which are based in Spain.

The Spain-based team have a strong presence in the CS:GO scene for a very long time. They are currently the 12th best team in the world and have shown how well they deserve this position with their performance against strong teams in ESL Pro League Season 15.

Sangal Esports competed in PGL Major Antwerp 2022 Europe RMR B lastly. The team had to play with a missing player due to a visa issue in the tournament. Thus, they bid early farewell to the organization with 3 losses in a row. Now they will fight again with their full squad against Movistar.

Even though there is a slight possibility of surprise, the favorite of the match is Movistar Riders.

ESL challenger league betting tips

Wisla Krakow vs 1WIN

Odds: Wisla Krakow 2.4 / 1WIN 1.53 at GG.Bet

When: April 26, 2022 at 19:00 CET

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In the other opening match of ESL Challenger League Group A, Poland-based Wisla Krakow will battle Russia-based 1WIN. A surprise may occur at the end of the series, where map choices will be very important.

Under normal circumstances, 1WIN are one step ahead of their rival. Especially thanks to the experienced and talented players they have in their squad. They can increase their performance to the top during the match benefiting from it. However, the team doesn’t have a very advanced map pool, which makes it not the absolute favorite.

On the other hand, Wisla Krakow need a win to boost their morale. Losing its last 3 matches, the team recently lost to the 82nd place in the world, Nemiga. 1WIN looks closer to victory unless an individual show takes place from Krakow side.

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