The business end of the competition is just around the corner. With slightly more than 24 hours separating us from the first knockout stage match, the European ESL Pro League S12 is coming to a close. NaVi vs. Mousesports predictions is what we’re going to be talking about here, a thrilling encounter that’s going to push one team to the upper bracket semifinals, and the other to the lower bracket round 1.
The other three quarterfinals are rather interesting too. Perhaps the most interesting one is the Danish duel featuring Astralis and Heroic. The remaining matches are BIG vs. Team Spirit and Complexity vs. ENCE. As you all know, both NA and SA events are done and dusted, with FURIA and BOOM Esports taking the titles.
With NA and SA wrapped up that brings an end to week 4 of #ESLProLeague season 12!
We'll be back on Tuesday to kick off the fifth and final week with European playoffs! 🇪🇺
See you then! 👋 pic.twitter.com/VOiJc7iTln
— ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS) September 28, 2020
Looking at the team sheet, I’d say the names are quite surprising. Sure, the likes of NaVi, Complexity, BIG, and Astralis were expected, but others came in quite unexpectedly. Sure, some of you will say that Mousesports and Heroic reaching the playoffs were all but surprising, but come on, do you really believe that?
Let’s put that aside, for now, and focus on NaVi vs. Mousesports predictions! After all, that’s what you came here for – to find proper esports picks!
What Makes CSGO Betting So Popular?
Stating that CSGO is the most popular FPS in the world would be no overstatement! It belongs to the very top of the food chain. After all, it’s one of the longest-lasting FPS franchises out there, one that’s been in the competitive scene much longer than its direct competitors.
Well, it can’t be anything else than its unique gameplay mechanics that perfectly blend together round-based combat and tactical gameplay. The complexity adds another layer to the whole experience. I guess the esports betting sphere adds a touch of flair too…
Where to Find Good CSGO Betting Odds?
The popularity of betting on CSGO isn’t backing down… but neither are the game’s betting platforms. Yep, CSGO betting platforms are a real thing, and they’re enjoying themselves out there. With a massive demand for CSGO betting odds, the scene is outright flourishing.
Still, some people can’t seem to find good odds. They’re either looking at all the wrong places, or they’re already stuck with a poor betting site.
That said, if you’re also struggling with finding satisfactory odds, checking out CSGO betting sites guide is going to help out a lot. There’s not so much direct talk about the betting odds, but the piece does list the most reputable bookies known for having the lowest profit margins on the market.
So, if good CSGO betting odds are your thing, that list ought to help you out!
NaVi vs. Mousesports Predictions
With all that done and dealt with, it’s time to address the elephant in the room – NaVi vs. Mousesports predictions. Yep, we’re almost halfway through the piece and we still haven’t made any closer look at the two sides.
It’s time to change that!
We’ll be checking out the form at the very start of our NaVi vs. Mousesports predictions. After all, the form will tell us a great deal about both teams; their strengths, weaknesses, and how they stack against each other ahead of this quarterfinal.
Starting off with NaVi – we’re looking at a team that has just one proper title this year. Technically, they have two, but I’m not going to count WePlay! Clutch Island as a proper title. All that remains is IEM XIV WC. $250,000 in prize money after stomping over G2 in the grand finals – now that’s what I call a proper contest!
2020 has been nothing but trouble for Mousesports. They had to make roster alterations yet again because their overall form was all over the place. They had just two solid events thus far, ICE Challenge 2020 title and second-place ESL Pro League S11 Europe…. But those were way back in February and April.
Map Pool Depth
Map pool stats are pretty hit and miss on both ends. NaVi’s Dust 2, Train, and Overpass stats are superior to Mousesports’, but the latter is Mousesports’ permaban so it might not count in the end. Mouz looks pretty on point as far as diversity goes, but they don’t have a single map over 70% (Nuke).
So, we have a pretty well-versed team on one end, and S1mple on the other end…
Well, I guess we’ll make the final decision following the players’ section.
Top Players on Both Ends
Once again, S1mple has to be pointed out as the most dangerous man in Natus Vincere’s lineup. Heck, he has to be pointed out as one of the most dangerous CSGO players period. He’s always a danger on the server, no matter how bad his form might be – he’s always there and you can never know when he’ll have one of his explosions. His gameplay is so simple (pun intended) but pitch-perfect – if he starts swinging from early on, Mousesports will be in for a tough time.
Luckily, Mousesports has a set of fine players too.
Damn @chrisJcsgo, stop being so "disgusting"!
— mousesports (@mousesports) September 27, 2020
ChrisJ has been in solid form, but the rest of the roster isn’t half bad either. Bymas is settling in nicely, and now that woxic is out of the equation, the team morale seems much better than before. On the individual side of things, they definitely stand a chance against S1mple’s Natus Vincere!
Correct score 2:1 in favor of Natus Vincere is what I’d go with if I was a risk-taker. S1mple and the boys ought to pull this one in their favor, but ChrisJ and the mouz boys won’t go down without a fight. They’re pretty well-versed across the competitive map pool, so they’re likely to take a map off the CIS fellas.