It’s finally happening, lads! The ESL Pro League Season 13 grand finals are here.
Two undefeated teams, Heroic and Gambit, are going into a chaotic encounter, that’s for sure! And don’t you worry, we’re here to take you through the most important bits and pieces of both teams, crowned with research-driven Heroic vs. Gambit picks at the very end!
TWO UNDEFEATED TEAMS, ONE GRAND FINAL.
15:30 CEST tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/ujuWAu7Xi5
— ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS) April 10, 2021
Once again, CIS has a representative in the grand finals. It has developed into the leading region in CSGO, pushing aside both EU and NA. Gone are the days of NaVi doing all the dirty work for the region. Virtus.pro and Gambit have taken over, and they mean business… especially Gambit who are here hoping for their third title in 2021!
Heroic vs. Gambit Predictions
If it does, you’ve probably watched their group stage clash on IEM XV World Championship.
Since then, Gambit continued with its winning ways. In fact, here’s a whole section dedicated to both teams’ forms:
Gambit are all over the place! They already have two titles this year, one of them being IEM XV World Championship. Here they are again, one match from another majestic accomplishment. All of their hard work is finally paying off, no matter how tomorrow’s clash ends.
Heroic, on the other hand, haven’t been all that special thus far in 2021, but they did have a good third quarter of 2020. Their form dropped a bit, perhaps poised with a couple of unlucky defeats, but it was enough to trigger some roster alterations. In came refrezh and sjuush, rounding off a rather competitive Danish roster.
But, if we’re being totally honest here, it’s a bit silly talking about form when both of these teams are still undefeated on this event. It’s absurd, right? Well, in that spirit, let’s move onto the next section – the map pool!
Map Pool Stats
Gambit doesn’t really have a poor map, apart from Nuke which is their permaban. They’ve been absolutely clinical on Mirage, Train, and Vertigo. Dust 2 and Inferno aren’t spectacular, but they shouldn’t matter that match as Heroic haven’t been that good on them either.
You know how highly I think of sh1ro and ax1le. They’re just on a whole different level right now. They’ve been playing like this since late last year, and even though we all thought it was just a one-time thing, they successfully transitioned their form to 2021 and are still going strong. Of course, one bad match and it’s all gone to waste… but still, I feel they won’t disappoint tomorrow.
They love being the underdogs, they love Cinderella stories… but that doesn’t mean squat in a bo5 grand finals. I have a feeling they’re going to choke. Even if they don’t, the CIS champions ought to be able to close this one out… if not with their sheer clutch potential, then surely with their exceptional map pool depth.
Odds are courtesy of BetOnline. You can check out our BetOnline review here.
I don’t know, guys… I know the stats aren’t that in favor of Gambit, especially at -196, but I still think it’s the best option here. It’s a best of five scenario and Gambit’s map pool ought to play a key role.
That’s all I had to say, boys and girls! With those words, our Heroic vs. Gambit predictions are all wrapped up.
As always, thanks for reading!
LET’S GO GAMBIT