Summer Cup Preview & Predictions

Posted on June 15, 2020 - Last Updated on January 26, 2021

The Cup is back for its Summer Edition. This CSGO tournament will kick off today till June 26th. 

Here’s our in-depth preview of the Summer Cup, where you will find all there is to know about the event. On top of that, we will offer our betting predictions and odds on who we think is going to lift the title. Summer Cup Preview & Predictions Summer Cup Preview & Basics Summer Cup will commence with the opening matches that will be played throughout the week. Grand finals, however, will be contested on June 25th, 2020 which means that this CSGO event will last for 10 days in total.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this tournament will be played online. A total of 8 teams will compete for their chance to lift the trophy and claim their share of the $10,000 in prize money.

Let’s talk about groups. Two double-elimination, GSL groups have been put in place. This basically means that if someone loses two matches during the group stage, it’s game over for them. Eight teams will be split into two groups of 4.

Group A Teams
  • Apeks
  • HellRaisers
  • Unicorns of Love
Group B Teams
  • Ambush Esport
  • Budapest Five
  • ex-SMASH Esports
  • Illuminar Gaming

When it comes to’s Summer Cup betting, it’s crucial to mention that all of the matches in the group stage will be played in the Best Of 3 format.

As usual, the best two teams from each group will advance through to the playoffs.

Playoffs, however, are a bit different. This time around, the double-elimination format will be used which means that there is room for error (teams that advance to the playoffs can lose one match).

Once again, things will be contested in the Best Of 3 format, including the grand finals.

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Let’s talk about favorites. We only see two teams going all the way and winning Summer Cup. Firstly, HellRaisers are definitely a solid team based around experienced players such as jR and Flarich.

On top of that, they did not look that bad in their last couple of matches and from our perspective, they will easily make their way out of the group stage. The odds on them going all the way are juicy, especially if you bet with

Group B, however, will be more contested. Both Illuminar Gaming and SMASH should be considered as favorites in this group. From our perspective, Illuminar should be slightly more favored from the group.

Nevertheless, they should grab a spot in the playoffs by either topping their group or by defeating Budapest Five and Ambush. If they can do that, their path to victory should not be that hard since Group A is not that competitive.

All in all, CSGO betting on these two teams to make it across the finish line is definitely a smart bet. Keep in mind that you can also place straight match winner bets on these two teams and end up in profit.

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Adam is one of our main writers at – he’s always quick to help you find out which esports teams are on the rise for your esports bets. When he’s not following the latest action, you can find him playing top esports titles like CSGO and Valorant.

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