Yep, I’ve opted to do Astralis vs. Mousesports predictions after all! If you’re not up to speed on the newest happenings on ESL Pro League Season 12, Astralis and Mousesports are currently in a dead race for a place in the playoffs. Both are sitting on two wins and a loss – they are right behind Complexity gaming which still has a perfect 3-0 score in group B.
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Astralis vs. Mousesports Predictions
The team that wins this match is basically one-foot in the playoffs. Sure, there are theoretical chances that suggest otherwise, but both teams’ schedules leave even more room for error, so the qualifications should not be in question.
There’s everything to play for here, so let’s roll up our sleeves and check out the form of both sides!
At first, Astralis’ opening-round loss to Complexity was pretty surprising. No one could’ve predicted such a tight contest; no one could’ve predicted poizon and oBo would turn up for the occasion in the best possible way. Need I remind you, the match featured two overtimes and Astralis lost both of them with 19-17 on the board.
However, Astralis switched bubzkji out with es3tag and the squad took a 180-turn in the second round. Faze Clan was no match for the lean mean Astralis machine; NiKo and the boys fell down without a proper fight. Vitality was the next scalp, and Device emerged as the leader with 65 kills and 86 ADR across three maps.
You chose @dev1ce as the MVP today 🙏
— Astralis (@astralisgg) September 9, 2020
Mousesports’ form is not to be taken for granted either. Sure, when looking at their 2020 in general, their form is absolute trash! However, if we narrow it down to their ESL Pro League S12 results, they’re enjoying a much better image. A win against Faze, a win against Fnatic, and a loss to NiP (of all teams) in the third round. Ropz and Bymas are enjoying their form out there, but that’s something we’ll talk about later on in our Astralis vs. Mousesports predictions. For now, let’s focus on the map pool stats, courtesy of HLTV.org!
Map Pool Stats
It’s still relatively difficult to take Astralis’ map pool into consideration since they’re experimenting with two substitutes all the time. Gla1ve is back, we’re still waiting on xyp9x to make up his mind. Bubzkji and es3tag are getting plenty of action too, although from the looks of it, gla1ve and es3tag seems to be the best combo, alongside the core (device, dupreeh, and Magisk). Astralis is still brilliant on Nuke, Inferno, and Dust 2, but the rest of their map pool is pretty shaky.
As for Mousesports, the arrival of Bymas skewed their map pool stats too. Honestly, comparing the two in terms of map stats, while ungrateful at best, slightly points in the direction of the Great Danes. They have the element of surprise and have much more experience playing at the very top end of competitive CSGO. That said, the map pool section of our Astralis vs. Mousesports predictions goes to the Danish side.
It’s not easy to separate these two. I’m kind of leaning towards Astralis because of in-form device and gla1ve’s return. However, ropz and Bymas have been playing superbly for Mousesports since the start of the event. Despite that, the new Mousesports star, Bymas, is still a liability in my books. If he doesn’t show up for the occasion, and there’s no way he can continue playing at such a high level without the good old burnout kicking in, Astralis will sweep the floor with Mousesports… That’s just what Astralis does; that’s just what they’re capable of doing… especially now that gla1ve is back.
Yep, the bookies are onto Astralis! No longer shall we see ridiculously high odds on the Great Danes. Nope! Finally, they’re able to get the most out of their two new signings.
That said, a straightforward match-winner on Astralis should do the trick here!