SCII Gamers8 Betting Tips and Tricks: Odds & Predictions

Posted on July 29, 2023

Almost exactly thirteen years after the StarCraft II released, SCII Gamers8 betting is a unique opportunity for the scene. Bringing veterans from all over the world with an exciting $400,000 prize, there’s a tonne to learn regarding the event – here are all the details in our SCII Gamers8 betting tips and tricks!

As part of the Gamers8 esports festival, one of the top esports festivals of the year, feel free to learn more about other events hosted at this venue in our Gamers8 betting guide.

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SCII Gamers8: Outright Odds

Arguably one of the simplest betting markets offered by StarCraft betting sites, tournament outright odds help with predictions as esports bookmakers rank competitors based on their likelihood to win the event.

In this instance, we’ve listed the top 10 players according to the GG.Bet outright odds at the time of writing below:

PlayerGG.Bet Outright Odds
Dark 12.0

Feel free to learn more about GG.Bet, the provider of the outright odds, in our very own GG.Bet review.

Format and Schedule

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Qualifying for the event involved two regional competitions, where only the top 8 from each earned a spot. Here’s how the 16 competitors made it here from previous StarCraft tournaments:

  • Gamers Without Borders 2023 World – ShoWTimE, Clem, HeRoMaRinE, Oliveira, Spirit, Elazer, Reynor, Serral
  • Gamers Withou Borders 2023 Korea – Classic, ByuN, Dark, Creator, Cure, Solar, herO, Maru

Between 3rd and 6th August, the best StarCraft players in the world will fight through two stages of competition.

Firstly, there’s the Group Stage where all 16 players are thrown into one Group. In a pseudo-swiss-system format as used at the 2023 EPT Masters Regional events, players compete until they have lost or won 3 matches.

With matches being a BO3, only the top 8 progress to the Playoffs.

Once in the Playoffs, the final 8 fight through a single-elimination bracket, where only winning will keep you alive in the tournament.

Although the exact times are to be released, the following matches are scheduled for the opening day of competition with StarCraft 2 odds available:

Round 1 – 3rd August

  • Serral vs Creator
  • Cure vs Spirit
  • Maru vs ShoWTimE
  • herO vs HeRoMaRinE
  • Solar vs Oliveira
  • Clem vs Dark
  • Reynor vs Classic
  • Elazer vs ByuN

Do note that in addition to StarCraft II, there is also a StarCraft: Remastered tournament taking place at the venue. This event may also feature StarCraft betting opportunities, as legends come out of retirement for a $100,000 prize pool:

  • JaeDong
  • Fantasy
  • Bisu
  • Stork

SCII Gamers8 Betting – Predictions

SCII Gamers8 Betting

When it comes to esports betting predictions for the main $400,000 event, earlier this year there are two Premier SCII events worth checking out.

Firstly, July hosted the 2023 GSL Season 2: Code S which ranked the South Korean competition as follows:

  • #1 – Maru
  • #2 – Dark
  • #3-4 – GuMiho, Cure

Earlier than that, in June, the international community gathered at the ESL SC2 Masters 2023 Summer event, where the competition ranked accordingly:

  • #1 – Serral
  • #2 – GuMiho
  • #3-4 – Solar, Reynor

Undoubtedly, with the presence of Serral, the champion of the ESL SC2 Masters and AfreecaTV Champions Cup in the past few months, he remains the favourite for this event.

Otherwise, predictions for the StarCraft Remastered events are tough to make, considering that some of the veterans haven’t played competitively in many years.

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