It finally happened – we finally went through a day of betting without a single loss. True, we only had two CS:GO bets to show off, but both of them came through which is actually a real rarity in times of online events.
At the moment, we’ll be focusing on the European CS_Summit event, but no worries – we’ll have a few American clashes too. That said, let’s start digging through the stats and try to guess which of these two will reach the next round!
Vitality vs. BIG Predictions
CS_Summit 6 betting has been pretty chaotic thus far. But, it was always going to be that way since it’s an online event and we all know just how difficult to predict online matches really are.
But, before we start talking about all that sort of stuff, let’s try to answer the most commonly asked esports betting question – where to place bets:
Where to Bet on CS:GO?
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But, don’t think you’ll get the optimal experience if you register for an account on the first bookie you stumble upon. That’s now how things work in this industry…
Some of them are in it just to get a hold of your personal information and steal your money. I’m not trying to scare you away; I’m just warning you – there’s a small number of esports bookies that aren’t safe to use.
If you want to stay on the safe side at all costs, the easiest way to do so is by picking a bookie from our best online esports bookies list. It’s a short list packing the biggest names in the esports betting industry, as well as handy tips that ought to help you get a few winning wagers in.
Now let’s get back to CS:GO betting action and see what can we learn from the most recent results of Vitality and BIG! Let’s start with the Germans; surprisingly enough, they didn’t finish at the top of group D. OG surprised them in the winners’ match and forced them to clinch their playoffs ticket against Faze in the decider round. Even though the defeat against OG was a pretty tight one, TabseN and the guys turned a new page and stomped Faze Clan without needing to go to the third map chaos.
3 games in 2 ? GGWP @OGesports
— Team Vitality ? (@TeamVitality) July 1, 2020
The Frenchmen were, unsurprisingly, at the top of group B. As if anyone expected ZywOo and the boys finishing second or worse in a group with North, Movistar and FATE (FATE who?). Vitality only went to the third map once on the event, and it was against Heroic in upper bracket quarterfinals, which goes to show you just how strong and consistent they are. If they keep playing the way they have been this whole tournament, I reckon BIG will drop down to the lower bracket finals.
Map Pool Stats
Map pool stats are slightly in favor of the German side. BIG’s map pool depth is at a superb level. The only map they’re not way above 60% on is Train… and that’s only because it’s their permaban. In fact, take a look at the map pool stats below and you’ll see what I’m talking about:
I’d really love to see these two play on either Overpass on the decider map, seeing as that would make for a splendid contest. Realistically speaking, BIG’s first pick should be Dust 2 or Nuke. As for Vitality, they’ll be hoping to get Vertigo. If not, they’ll have to settle with Overpass. Dust 2 could be a double-edged sword, though.
Plus, we have to mention the fact BIG was playing against much less prominent opponents than Vitality, which obviously messed up their stats.
So, what I’m trying to say here is that you should take all of the above with a grain of salt. BIG looks stronger, that’s true, but the difference isn’t that massive across the board and the teams’ quality should be taken into consideration as well.
As for roster quality, even though it may seem Vitality and BIG are on par, I give Vitality a massive advantage in this department. And it’s not just because of ZywOo, the best CS:GO player in the world, but because of Vitality as a collective. The other four members of Vitality are pretty much on level terms whereas ZywOo is two levels above them.
It’s been that way for a very long time, so much that everyone involved with Vitality are already used to it.
In terms of BIG’s roster, it’s not as bad as most people think. They got some great talent going on there; plenty of experience too. BIG has syrsoN, TabseN and XANTARES, all of whom have been playing exceptionally well in the last month or so. Even though I value Vitality’s roster more than BIG’s (for obvious reasons), the French side doesn’t really take a landslide victory here. It’s much closer than meets the eye…
Wrapping Things Up
There you have it, fellas – we’ve come to the end of our Vitality vs. BIG predictions. It’s been quite a ride, but I’m sure you’ve found the above-featured information informative and easy to read. If you’ll allow me – here are some concrete esports betting tips:
Yep, I’m going with a bold prediction here. This is the epitome of a risky bet, but one that has much more value than meets the eye at first. You see, Vitality is in great form and their roster packs much more firepower than that of BIG. Even though I got burned last time I said that (when they played against Faze), I reckon ZywOo and the Frenchmen should cruise to a win here.
As explained earlier, BIG’s map pool is the reason they do so well against top-tier teams. They’ll definitely take a map off Vitality, that’s for sure… but I doubt they’ll make it two…
If you consider BIG’s map pool depth a big advantage over Vitality and the above-featured Vitality vs. BIG predictions too risky, you can always go with total maps over 2.5. At -112, it’s not exactly a bad bet either… although I feel our high-risk high-reward bet is a much better choice here!
That’s it, fellas! That’s all I have prepared for this contest.
Thank you all for visiting – may the odds be ever in your favor!