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Esports Betting Tips May 30th – Overwatch League and DreamHack Austin

Published: 30/May/2018 15:33 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:01

by Joe O'Brien

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Every week, we take a look at some of the best matches in esports for prospective betters.

Whether you’re looking for a low-risk favorite, an underrated underdog, or a shoot-for-the-moon upset, there’s a match somewhere for you, and we’ve teamed up with Rivalry.gg to provide a look at some of the most promising games in each of those categories.

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This week, upcoming matches in the crucial fourth stage the Overwatch League offer opportunities for upsets, but we look to CS:GO at DreamHack Austin for a more stable outcome.

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DreamHack Austin

OpTic Gaming TO WIN vs Rogue

When: Friday, June 1st, 21:30 UTC

Odds: 1.30 vs 2.93 – Bet HERE

The new OpTic Gaming line-up will be back in action at DreamHack Austin, where they fill face off against North American squad Rogue in their first match.

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The recent roster changes make OpTic an all-Danish team, with Jakob ‘JUGI’ Hansen and Marco ‘Snappi’ Pfieffer having joined from Heroic.

The team’s first outing ended somewhat disappointingly in 9th-12th place at the ESL Pro League Finals, but they were unfortunate to face off against eventual champions Astralis in the first round of the groups, and then were eliminated in a close series against SK Gaming.

Nevertheless, this is a team built to challenge among the best teams in the world. On paper, OpTic Gaming is suddenly an incredibly formidable prospect – super-star potential in Kristian ‘k0nfig’ Wienecke, veteran experience from René ‘cajunb’ Borg, young talent in the form of JUGI, all communicating in their native language and directed by an experienced in-game leader.

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While this isn’t necessarily a team that would automatically be expected to be world-beaters, it is a squad that should be aiming to hang in the very upper echelons of world Counter-Strike. They shouldn’t even be in the same tier as their first obstacle in Austin, Rogue.

Rogue is a respectable team in the second tier of North American CS, but they simply don’t have the pedigree, talent, or form to be expected to go toe-to-toe with this OpTic line-up. The new OpTic might still be finding its feet, but on sheer force of individual skill alone they should be a fairly safe favorite over Rogue.

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LA Valiant TO WIN vs LA Gladiators

When: Thursday, May 31st, 03:00 UTC

Odds: 2.17 vs 1.57 – Bet HERE

The battle for Los Angeles returns, but the stakes might well be higher than ever. As well as claiming intra-city superiority, the winner here will have a significantly greater chance of holding onto a spot in the $1.7 million end-of-season playoffs.

Both teams currently sit within the qualifying top-six – Valiant in third, Gladiators in sixth – although the two are separated by just two match wins.

While the Gladiator’s record might be slightly weaker, their run in Stage 4 so far has arguably been stronger. Of the Valiant’s four opponents so far, not a single one has won a series in Stage 4. On the other side, the Gladiators’ run includes wins over the Dallas Fuel and San Francisco Shock, both of whom have proven fairly formidable in this stage.

Valiant’s position as the underdog is justified, then, and the eye-test of the two teams’ performances also suggests that Gladiators are the stronger right now. That being said, it’s worth bearing in mind that Valiant can only beat the teams in front of them, and so far they’ve knocked down all challengers as Gladiators have.

While the Gladiators might be slightly favored, it’s well within the realms of possibility that the Valiant could take this series. This will be the biggest test for both teams so far this stage, and it’s a match-up that’s swung both ways in the past. Given that the odds put Gladiators as a distinct favorite here, if you’re feeling lucky a bet on the Valiant could result in a good return.

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Overwatch League

Philadelphia Fusion TO WIN vs New York Excelsior

When: Wednesday, May 30th, 23:00 UTC

Odds: 4.70 vs 1.13 – Bet HERE

New York Excelsior has been utterly imperious throughout the Overwatch League. They’ve won two Stage titles and lost only three matches total across the entire regular season so far. They sit nine wins clear of second place, and that gap is reflected in their performance. It’s been a long time since anyone has questioned whether they were the best team in the league.

That being said, the New York Excelsior aren’t infallible. They’ve never yet gone an entire stage without losing a series, and if anything in Stage 4 they should be more likely to suffer defeat simply because they have so little to play for.

The Excelsior have already locked in the number one seed for the playoffs, and the number one spot in the regular season. They’ll still be looking to qualify for the Stage playoffs, but they’d likely have to suffer several defeats to miss out on that.

New York Excelsior is left, then, with almost nothing to play for other than competitive pride, and even on that front they’ve already proven themselves more than enough to worry little about regular season results at this stage. Meanwhile, for much of the league these matches might be the most important of the season.

Philadelphia Fusion is one such team. They currently hold fifth place in the overall standings, within the top-six range that will qualify for the overall playoffs. They’re far from safe just yet, however, with only two matches separating them from seventh place.

For the Fusion, every single match could yet be the difference between qualification and failure, and a win over the Excelsior would be a massive bonus, not only offering them safety from missing out but also potentially pushing them to a higher seed among the closely-stacked playoff hopefuls.

Philadelphia Fusion is one of the three teams that has scored a win against New York Excelsior this season. They’re perhaps not in quite the same form now as they were then, and New York remains the most formidable opponent in the league, but the Fusion is one of the few with the potential peak to challenge them, and a decent wildcard bet for those looking to back a big upset.

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How to watch IEM New York 2020: stream, teams, schedule, more

Published: 15/Oct/2020 22:20 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 1:54

by Andrew Amos

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We might not be in the Big Apple this year, but IEM New York is still taking place. Three events across North America, Europe, and CIS will take place to crown regional champions in the next stage of the IEM Global Challenge.

ESL One New York in 2019 featured an Astralis vs Evil Geniuses final, where the hometown stars took down the dominant Danes in a convincing 3-1 series. However, the two will be separated into different regional events in 2020.

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IEM New York is still taking place online, with 32 teams across three regions invited to take part in the $250,000 event. Across three weeks, different regional champions will be crowned, with RMR points on offer for the best performing teams.

Evil Geniuses with ESL ONE New York trophy
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Evil Geniuses won ESL One New York 2019. This year, there’ll be three winners.

Not only that, but spots at the first CS:GO LAN post-pandemic, the IEM Global Challenge, are potentially on the line.

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IEM New York stream

IEM New York, being an ESL event, will be streamed on the ESL CS:GO channels on Twitch and YouTube. We’ve embedded the streams below for your convenience.

IEM New York teams

12 North American and CIS teams, plus eight European teams, will be taking part in IEM New York. Despite having the fewest number of teams, Europe boasts the biggest prize pool of $140,000 USD.

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The teams will be divided into two sets of groups ⁠— six in each NA and CIS group, four in Europe. The best teams in each group will make it to the playoffs. The format for playoffs will be single-elimination in Europe, and double-elimination for North America and CIS.

North America

Group A Group B
FURIA Team Liquid
Evil Geniuses 100 Thieves
ImPerium Esports Team One
Triumph Chaos Esports Club
Rebirth Esports RBG Esports
New England Whalers Mythic

Europe

Group A Group B
Team Vitality FaZe Clan
G2 Esports BIG
Fnatic Heroic
Complexity OG

CIS

Group A Group B
Natus Vincere Winstrike
forZe Nemiga
Virtus.pro Ethereal
K23 Team Spirit
Cyber Legacy Gambit Youngsters
ESPADA HellRaisers

IEM New York schedule

Tuesday, October 6

Region Game PT ET BST
EU Group A Vitality 2 – 1 Fnatic 5am 8am 1pm
EU Group A G2 Esports 0 – 2 Complexity 5am 8am 1pm
EU Group B Heroic 0 – 2 FaZe 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
EU Group B OG 2 – 0 BIG 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
NA Group A Evil Geniuses 2 – 0 Triumph 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group A New England Whalers 2 – 0 Imperium 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group B 100 Thieves 2 – 0 RBG 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm
NA Group A FURIA 2 – 0 Rebirth 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm

Wednesday, October 7

Region Game PT ET BST
EU Group A G2 0 – 2 Fnatic 5am 8am 1pm
EU Group B BIG 2 – 1 Heroic 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
NA Group B Liquid 2 – 0 Team One 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group B Chaos 2 – 0 Mythic 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group A FURIA 2 – 1 Triumph 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm
NA Group A Rebirth 2 – 1 Imperium 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm

Thursday, October 8

Region Game PT ET BST
EU Group A Complexity 0-2 Vitality 5am 8am 1pm
EU Group B OG 2-0 FaZe 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
NA Group B Liquid 2-0 Mythic 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group A Evil Geniuses 2-0 New England Whalers 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group B 100 Thieves 0-2 Chaos 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm
NA Group B Team One 2-1 RBG 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm

Friday, October 9

Region Game PT ET BST
EU Group A Fnatic 2-0 Complexity 5am 8am 1pm
EU Group B BIG 0-2 FaZe 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
NA Group A Evil Geniuses 0-2 FURIA 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group A Triumph 2-0 Imperium 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group B Liquid 2-0 Chaos 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm
NA Group A Rebirth 2-1 New England Whalers 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm

Saturday, October 10

Region Game PT ET BST
EU Semi Finals OG 2-1 Fnatic 5am 8am 1pm
EU Semi Finals Vitality 0-2 FaZe 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
NA Group B 100 Thieves 2-0 Team One 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group B RBG 0-2 Mythic 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group A Evil Geniuses 2-0 Rebirth 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm
NA Group A FURIA 2-0 Imperium 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm

Sunday, October 11

Region Game PT ET BST
EU Grand Final OG 0-3 FaZe Clan 7am 10am 3pm
NA Group B 100 Thieves 2-1 Liquid 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group A Triumph 0-2 New England Whalers 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group B Team One 2-1 Mythic 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm
NA Group B Chaos 2-0 RBG 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm

Tuesday, October 13

Region Game PT ET BST
NA Group A New England Whalers 2-0 FURIA 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group A Evil Geniuses 2-0 Imperium 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group A Triumph 2-1 Rebirth 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Group B Team One 2-1 Chaos 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm
NA Group B 100 Thieves 2-0 Mythic 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm
NA Group B Liquid 2-0 RGB 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm
CIS Group A VP 2 – 0 K23 5am 8am 1pm
CIS Group A ESPADA 2-1 forZe 5am 8am 1pm
CIS Group A Na’Vi 2-1 Cyber L. 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
CIS Group B Winstrike 2-1 Ethereal 9:00am 12:00am 5:00pm

Wednesday, October 14

Region Game PT ET BST
CIS Group A Na’Vi 2-0 K23 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
CIS Group A VP 2-1 ESPADA 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
CIS Group B Spirit 2-1 Gambit 5am 8am 1pm
CIS Group B Nemiga 2-0 HellRaisers 5am 8am 1pm

Thursday, October 15

Region Game PT ET BST
CIS Group A ForZe 2-1 Cyber L. 5am 8am 1pm
CIS Group B Spirit 2-1 Nemiga 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
NA Playoffs Quarterfinals FURIA 2-1 Team Liquid 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Playoffs Quarterfinals New England Whalers vs Team One 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm

Friday, October 16

Region Game PT ET BST
CIS Group B Gambit vs Ethereal 5am 8am 1pm
CIS Group B Winstrike vs HellRaisers 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
NA Playoffs Semifinals Evil Geniuses vs TBD 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Playoffs 5th Place TBD vs TBD 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm

Saturday, October 17

Region Game PT ET BST
CIS Group A forZe vs K23 5am 8am 1pm
CIS Group A ESPADA vs Cyber L. 5am 8am 1pm
CIS Group A Na’Vi vs VP 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
CIS Group B Nemiga vs Ethereal 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
NA Playoffs Semifinals 100 Thieves vs TBD 12pm 3pm 8pm

Sunday, October 18

Region Game PT ET BST
CIS Group B Spirit vs HellRaisers 5am 8am 1pm
CIS Group B Winstrike vs Gambit 5am 8am 1pm
CIS Group A Na’Vi vs forZe 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
CIS Group A ESPADA vs K23 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
NA Playoffs 3rd Place TBD vs TBD 12pm 3pm 8pm
NA Playoffs Grand Finals TBD vs TBD 12pm 3pm 8pm

Monday, October 19

Region Game PT ET BST
CIS Group A VP vs Cyber L. 5am 8am 1pm
CIS Group B Spirit vs Ethereal 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
CIS Group B Evil Geniuses vs TBD 12pm 3pm 8pm
CIS Group B TBD vs TBD 3:30pm 6:30pm 11:30pm

Tuesday, October 20

Region Game PT ET BST
CIS Group B Gambit vs HellRaisers 5am 8am 1pm
CIS Group B Nemiga vs Winstrike 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm

Wednesday, October 21

Region Game PT ET BST
CIS Group A K23 vs Cyber L. 5am 8am 1pm
CIS Group A Na’Vi vs ESPADA 5am 8am 1pm
CIS Group A VP vs forZe 5am 8am 1pm
CIS Group B Spirit vs Winstrike 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
CIS Group B Ethereal vs HellRaisers 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm
CIS Group B Nemiga vs Gambit 8:30am 11:30am 4:30pm