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ESL Pro League Season 11 Betting Preview

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ESL Pro League Season 11 is one of the most important CS:GO leagues of the year. With the best 24 teams in the world in the race and a total of $750,000 in prizes, this competition is guaranteed to offer plenty of great matches to follow and numerous esports betting opportunities for those who like to bet on CS:GO.

ESL Pro League Season 11 Details

ESL Pro League Season 11 is scheduled to take place between March 16th – April 12th. The event is organized by ESL and features 24 teams. Initially, these teams will be divided into 4 groups of 6.

Group A

  • Astralis
  • ENCE
  • GODSENT
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Sharks Esports
  • Team Vitality

Group B

  • Complexity Gaming
  • Fnatic
  • forZe
  • FURIA Esports
  • Heroic
  • Natus Vincere

Group C

  • 100 Thieves
  • BOOM Esports
  • mousesports
  • Renegades
  • Team Liquid
  • pro

Group D

  • Evil Geniuses
  • FaZe Clan
  • G2 Esports
  • North
  • OG
  • TYLOO

Competitive Format

ESL Pro League Season 11 takes place in three stages. During each of these stages, the matches are Bo3, except the Grand Final, which is Bo5.

Groups

During this stage, the teams play one match against each of their opponents. In the end, group winners advance to the Play-In stage for seeing. The 2nd and 3rd place teams advance to the round of 12.

Play-In

This stage consists of just two matches held between the winners of the 4 groups. The winners advance to the Semifinals of the Playoffs. The losers advance to the Quarterfinals.

Playoffs

This is the final stage of the tournament and it brings together the best 12 teams. In every group, the bottom 3 teams are eliminated and the top 3 go to this stage.

Favorites

In Group A, the big favorites are Astralis, ENCE, NiP, and Vitality. Astralis is pretty much guaranteed a spot in the Playoffs. So the only real question is: which of the remaining 3 teams will grab the other two spots? In all likelihood, ENCE and Vitality will be the winners here, but NiP might prove stronger than most people think.

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In Group B, Fnatic, Natus Vincere, and Heroic should have a relatively easy ride. In particular, Na’Vi just won one of the biggest events of the year, IEM XIV World Championship, and is clearly at the top of its game. As for Fnatic and Heroic, they too are very good teams and should be expected to triumph in the face of opponents like Complexity, forZe, and FURIA.

In Group C,  the big names are mousesports, Liquid and Virtus.pro. The first two of these teams are too good to lose their ticket to the Playoffs, while the third has a new roster and is expected to do well at the event.

In Group D, everyone apart from TYLOO has a fair chance of advancing. Of course, you should prioritize and keep an eye on FaZe Clan, G2 Esports and Evil Geniuses. But the other two teams could easily produce some upsets.

ESL Pro League Season Betting Odds:

The following Betting Odds were taken from Betway Esports:

Astralis3.35
Natus Vincere4.25
G28.00
FaZe11.00
Liquid11.00
mousesports11.00
Fnatic12.00
Evil Geniuses15.00
Vitality15.00
100 Thieves21.00
OG21.00
Complexity26.00
NiP26.00
ENCE34.00
GODSENT34.00
North34.00
forZe67.00
Furia67.00
Renegades67.00
Virtus Pro67.00
BOOM151.00
TYLOO151.00
Sharks201.00

Odds are subject to change. Updated on 10th March 2020

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