All ESL One events are usually big business for CS:GO. You can expect the best teams, the most exciting games, and the biggest prize pools. It’ll be no different with ESL One in New York. In this article, we share our ESL One New York 2018 predictions.
We will also share details on the event schedule and participating teams.
Unfortunately, ESL One New York 2018 will not be streamed on Twitch, so you’ll need to visit their streaming website.
Before we get into our predictions for ESL One New York, let’s take a look at the participating teams and event schedule.
Groups – September 26-28
- Two groups of four.
- Double elimination, so teams have to lose twice to drop out.
- All matches will be best of three.
Playoffs – September 29-30
- Top two teams from each group will proceed to playoffs.
- Semi finals will be best of three.
- Grand Final will be best of five.
So far, we do not know which teams will be in each group, but we do have details on the entire team lineup. This will give us the information we need to make educated guesses on who is most likely to come out on top in the group stage.
Below we have showcased the teams participating gin ESL One New York 2018.
- G2 Esports
- Team Liquid
ESL One New York 2018 Betting Tips
You may have noticed that the ESL One New York 2018 team lineup is heavily stacked with talent. Every team in this event has proven in the past that they have what it takes to make it to the grand final of an international event.
This is great news for those looking for some action, but it makes things a little more difficult for bettors. Thankfully, there are some teams in this lineup that have fallen behind in their most recent performances. The best opportunity for betting on ESL One New York 2018 will be to find these weak teams and bet against them.
Below, we have listed the teams that we think will be the first to falter.
Bet against G2 Esports
G2 has a very talented lineup, but they have hit a wall recently. Their performances as of late haven’t been great and we’d be surprised if G2 manages to get out of the group stage. It’d be smart to make bets against G2, especially if they play against teams like FaZe, Liquid, mousesports, or NaVi.
Bet against Gambit
Despite peaking as a top three team, Gambit is in quite the slump right now. Their most recent performances echo Virtus.Pro’s painful fall from the top. Gambit are losing to lower tier teams left right and centre and we doubt they’d have what it takes to compete amongst the best in ESL One New York 2018.
Watch NRG and Fnatic
On a good day, both NRG and Fnatic have what it takes to win ESL One New York. Trouble is, you never know if either team will show up or disappoint. As a result, we would suggest watching both NRG and Fnatic to begin with and if they are performing badly and their team cohesion seems off, make bets against them if they go up against NaVi, mousesports, Liquid, or FaZe.
Hopefully these betting tips have been useful!