ESL Pro League Season 17 Group B Overview: Teams, Odds & Predictions

Published: Feb 25, 2023 - Last Updated: Apr 8, 2024

With Group A concluding for the EPL Season 17, the event is already enjoying some interesting matches between the best CS:GO teams in the world. Bearing this in mind, we’ve gather our very own ESL Pro League Season 17 Group B predictions which should prove key for anyone looking to bet!

ESL Pro League Season 17 Group B – Opening Matches

Before diving right into the predictions for each match, it’s important to remember the context. To summarize, EPL Season 17 started on 22nd February, running until 26th March with $850,000 on the line. Currently, from each Group of 8, only the top four will progress.

Each group will compete through a BO3 triple-elimination bracket, with Group B matches taking place between March 1st and March 5th. The opening matches have been set and are great opportunities for ESL Pro League betting. Here’s the schedule for the four opening matches:

March 1st:

Let’s check out the predictions and CSGO odds for each match!

Heroic vs Movistar Riders

Starting things off, we perhaps have the easiest prediction to consider for ESL Pro League Season 17 Group B. Specifically, Heroic look to strong and are heavily favoured in the match against Movistar Riders.

Most recently, at other CSGO tournaments, Heroic has demonstrated an incredible run, finishing second at the recent Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2023 and winning the BLAST Premier: Fall Finals. In fact, Heroic is actually one of the favourites to win the entire event, sitting at second on the ESL CS:GO World Rankings.

Meanwhile, Movistar Riders don’t have much to show for except some potential to maybe make this series competitive, with this reflected in the CS Odds.

ESL Pro League Season 17 Group B
Image Credits: ESL

BIG vs Complexity

Moving onto this next series, the match between BIG and Complexity looks to be heavily contested by these two mid-tier CSGO teams. Specifically, both teams continue to attend multiple international CSGO events, failing to make deep runs with either team failing to win an event since last year.

Both teams have arguments at possibly winning. While BIG is exposed to better competition thanks to the BLAST Premier, Movistar Riders recently placed 4th at the CCT Central Europe Malta Finals which could offer some momentum for the Spanish team.

Also worth noting, BIG just made a roster change this week – how could this impact the team? Check out the GG.Bet’s CS odds below!

Imperial Esports vs FURIA Esports

Taking place later in the day, FURIA Esports facing Imperial Esports should be a decisive win for FURIA Esports.

As a South American match-up, FURIA have proven to be one of the best teams in the region. Occasionally placing high at certain international events, such as 3-4th at the IEM Rio Major 2022, they are looking to make a deep run at ESL Pro League Season 17 Group B.

Sitting at 12th on the ESL CS:GO World Rankings, Imperial Esports are 38th on this ranking system.

SAW vs MOUZ

In a similar light, SAW facing MOUZ is a European match-up which many also consider one-sided. With no recent changes to either roster, it’s very clear that MOUZ is favoured thanks to their participation in some of the top events in the world. For example, they placed 3-4th at the IEM Rio Major 2022 event last year.

However, it’s worth noting that to arrive to this point, SAW had to earn their spot as one of the best Tier 2 teams in the world.

All GG.Bet odds were accessed at the time of writing – good luck with your ESL Pro League betting!

Gabriel Sciberras

Since: February 7, 2023

Gabriel is a content writer and editor at EsportsBets, covering every related esports scene and topic under the sun, apart from plenty of experience in the realm of technology and gaming. When he's not covering international news, he's focused on the local Maltese scene.

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