HCS Global Invitational Salt Lake City Betting Preview: Odds & Tips

Published: Aug 3, 2023

As one of the top events of the season, our HCS Global Invitational Salt Lake City betting preview has got you covered. Featuring the best Halo teams in the world fighting for seeding for the upcoming Major – it’s all to play for. Read on to learnmore about the HCS Global Invitational Salt Lake City!

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HCS Global Invitational Salt Lake City: Outright Odds

Like any other thrilling esports event, outright tournament Halo odds are available for the HCS Global Invitational Salt Lake City event.

Simply put, this betting market ranks the competition according to odds as set by esports bookmakers – the lower the number, the more likely the team is to win the event.

Here’s a look at the GG.Bet Outright Odds below:

TeamGG.Bet Outright Odds
FaZe Clan+225
Spacestation Gaming+225
OpTic Gaming+250
Quadrant +800
Native Gaming Red +1000
Complexity Gaming+1600
Gamers First+1600
Shopify Rebellion+1600
Cloud9+2000
Native Gaming White+2200

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Format and Schedule

Taking place between 4th and 6th August, $125,000 of prize pool is on the line for the top 16 Halo teams in the world  a top Halo betting opportunity.

In addition, the top 6 teams will earn a seed to the Fort Worth Major and HCS Points which will prove essential later in the season.

Hosted offline at Salt Lake City, USA, the 16 teams have been seeded as follows:

  • Top 8 @ Arlington Major – FaZe Clan, Spacestation Gaming, Quadrant, Sentinels, OpTic Gaming, Cloud9, Native Gaming Red, Complexity Gaming
  • NA Qualifier – G1, BitterSweet
  • NA HCS Points – Native Gaming White, Shopify Rebellion
  • EU Qualifier – Natus Vincere
  • EU HCS Points – The Last Dance
  • MX Qualifier – No ORG
  • ANZ Qualifier – Mindfreak

The stages of the competition are two-fold like all of the best Halo tournamentsPool Play and Championship Bracket.

Starting with Pool Play, four groups of four teams have been seeded as follows:

  • A: FaZe Clan, Complexity Gaming, Gamers First, Mindfreak
  • B: Spacestation Gaming, Native Gaming Red, BitterSweet, NO ORG
  • C: Quadrant, Cloud9, Native Gaming White, The Last Dance
  • D: Sentinels, OpTic Gaming, Shopify Rebellion, Natus Vincere

From each Group, following a BO5 round robin, only the top 3 move on to the Championship Bracket, while fourth is eliminated.

Once in the double elimination bracket, the final 12 teams will battle through BO5 matches and a winner will be crowned in a BO7 Grand Final.

In this betting preview, we’ll be taking a look at each Group and predicting who’ll make it out and who’ll be eliminated.

In order to do so, we’ll be using the outright odds by GG.Bet as listed above.

HCS Arlington Major: Betting Preview

HCS Global Invitational Salt Lake City

Group A

  • FaZe Clan (+225)
  • Complexity Gaming (+1600)
  • Gamers First (+1600)
  • Mindfreak (+49900)

In a new form for 2023, FaZe Clan have maintained their status as a favourite for every event of the Halo Championship Series, winning Arlington Major Moreover, in this Group, they are the clear esports betting favourite.

Otherwise, Complexity Gaming and Gamers First are in a fair fight for second place.

In dead last, Mindfreak from the APAC region are ranked last simply due to their region.

Group B

  • Spacestation Gaming (+225)
  • Native Gaming Red (+1000)
  • BitterSweet/Carpe Noctem (+2800)
  • NO ORG (+49900)

Hosted by Spacestation, they’re also the favourites for Group B according to the esports odds.

In addition, this Group has a clear conclusion where Native Gaming Red are ranked second and BitterSweet look to finish over NO ORG.

Group C

  • Quadrant (+800)
  • Cloud9 (+2000)
  • Native Gaming White (+2200)
  • The Last Dance (+19900)

Cloud9 are certainly not the Cloud9 of last year, with the hopes from Europe in Quadrant being favoured in Group C. Meanwhile, Cloud9 looks to joust with Native Gaming White for the second and third spots.

For The Last Dance, it looks to be the last dance.

Group D

  • OpTic Gaming (+250)
  • Shopify Rebellion (+1600)
  • Sentinels (+2500)
  • Natus Vincere (+4000)

Although they haven’t maintained their undefeated run, OpTic Gaming are in great shape to take the HCS Global Invitational Salt Lake City.

On the other hand, Sentinels are still figuring out their new roster, which is ranked lower than Shopify Rebellion. In conclusion, it looks like a tall order for Natus Vincere to survive the group.

Image Credits: 343 Industries

Gabriel Sciberras

Since: February 7, 2023

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