ELS PRO League season 18
Furia vs Movistar Riders
Pick : map1 FalleN over 17.5 kills
ESL Pro league season 18 is starting. In the group stage, Furia is facing off against Movistar Riders. Movistar Riders is the clear underdog but has performed decently in LAN tournaments. Furia’s recent games have been inconsistent, but they have the potential to do well if everything falls into place. In my opinion, Furia shouldn’t be such a big favorite as the odds suggest, so a good bet is to go for frags where FalleN gets over 17.5 kills on map1. FalleN has been taking on more and more roles in recent matches and is a good AWP player. In the last match, FalleN got over 20 kills on both maps (23 and 24). It’s expected that FalleN will have a strong game, especially on the first map, which is Movistar’s choice, and Furia gets to choose their preferred starting side, allowing FalleN to take control as the AWP player.
Astralis vs Ninjas In Pyjamas
Pick : map1 blameF over 19.5 kills
Astralis and NiP kick off the ESL season in the evening match. For this match as well, the best bet is to focus on frags since both teams’ performance has been inconsistent. Astralis’ blameF easily surpasses the threshold of 19.5 kills, as he is one of Astralis’ most effective players alongside device. BlameF is also known for padding his stats with eco frags when opponents are on a save round with only pistols. NiP’s playstyle is also aggressive, which results in a lot of kills for Astralis’ players. Additionally, the first map is NiP’s choice, which leads me to believe that there will be more rounds played on the first map, making blameF the best choice for this match.