Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to another piece dedicated to in-depth CSGO betting predictions. IEM XV Beijing-Haidian has just started and we already have a couple of picks ready for you. Here, we’ll be building upon our work with BIG vs. Mousesports predictions. The match starts in six days, but it’s never too early to get your bets in!
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BIG vs. Mousesports Predictions
If you’re thinking of indulging in some good old CSGO betting online; if this particular matchup has caught your attention, here’s everything you need to know about these two teams:
I’m sure some of you remember that short period of BIG’s dominance. Need I remind you; the Germans were at the top of the CSGO world rankings following three consecutive titles earlier this summer. TabseN and the boys won the European installments of DH Masters Spring, CS_Summit 6, and DH Open Summer.
Their players are in great form, they haven’t altered their roster one bit since the start of the year, and things are finally working out for them. I honestly can’t wait to see if they can transition their form to LAN events too!
Been following around @mousesports' CS team for a few events in the past 2 years. While i was flipping through the archives i thought about sharing 1 photo every other day for the next weeks (to fight the non-existence of LAN events) – you might likey? pic.twitter.com/QUfSdYoVCx
— marius (@marfymcfly) October 22, 2020
Mousesports’ 2020 has been nothing but one catastrophe after another. They won ICE Challenge in February and ended up as runners-up on ESL Pro League S11 EU. Since then, their best result was a fourth-place finish on ESL Pro League S12. Woxic stepped down and in came bymas, but we’re still waiting for a proper response from ropz and the boys.
Map Pool Depth
Moving on with these BIG vs. Mousesports predictions, let’s talk about map pool depth! Mousesports have been very poor on Dust 2 which is one of BIG’s strongest maps. Unfortunately for ropz and the boys, their permaban is not Dust 2 but Overpass, another very strong map for BIG. It looks like Mousesports will have to choose the lesser of two evils here.
Train should be banned right off the bat which leaves Vertigo. If Mousesports can continue their form on Vertigo (two wins in the last three matches), they’ll live to see the decider map.
It’s difficult to set the differences between these two teams in terms of individual strengths and weaknesses. Both teams have a solid core, plenty of fragging potentials, and haven’t had to deal with massive roster changes in a while. Yes, Mousesports’ bymas is sort of an exception, but I’d like to argue Mousesports’ team morale and cohesion have improved since Woxic’s departure.
That said, neither of the two teams carries a resounding lead here. We could argue BIG’s players are in better form, but that’s nothing long-term. They’re on equal terms here, but overall, I still fancy BIG’s chances of winning this match.
A simple wager here, nothing out of the ordinary. BIG is in good form, even though their recent results don’t really support that claim. They have two losses in the last five matches… but if we look a bit further, those are the only two losses in their last nine matches. And both were against Vitality, one of the strongest teams in Europe.
If you’re looking for alternative BIG vs. Mousesports predictions, you can go with total maps over. Everything points to a close match – recent form, map pool, and (more or less) individual strengths. At -106, total maps over 2.5 might be worth a shot!