There are some great matchups in eSports early in the week. The Counterstrike: Global Offensive ESL One Cologne tournament takes place on Monday and Tuesday. A couple of Tuesday matches have definitely caught our attention.
On Wednesday, a couple of matches in the Global Starcraft 2 League are worth checking out. Let’s get to all four matches right now. Also, don’t forget to check out our Friday write-up on this weekend’s eSports betting action.
Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week-Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4
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Called the “Cathedral of Counterstrike” the ESL Cologne is one of the most prestigious Counterstrike: Global Offensive tournaments in the world. On Tuesday, a couple of matches look incredibly competitive with Big battling Team Liquid and North GG.Bet battling FNatic.
Tuesday, July 3
North +118 vs FNatic -148
This could be the most exciting eSports battle at ESL Cologne during the Group Stage. FNatic ranks second in the ESL Europe Standings. FNatic is tied with FaZe Clan. Both teams have 43 points. FNatic’s 14 and 8 record gives FNatic one more victory and one more loss than North.
North beat FNatic 16 to 11 on March 22. Is it so crazy to believe North can’t beat FNatic again? Not really. That’s why it makes sense to take the better odds.
eSports Betting Pick: North
Big +195 vs Liquid -245
Big has a 9 and 11 record to go along with 25 points in the ESL Europe Pro League. Liquid has 42 points and a 12 and 7 record in the ESL North American Pro League. It’s not out of the realm of possibility for Big to beat Liquid on Tuesday. It looks awfully difficult for Big to do so, though.
The key are the odds. Does +195 garner a bet on Big to pull off the upset? Probably not. Team Liquid has been consistently good this year. Why would they stop now?
eSports Betting Pick: Liquid
Wednesday, July 3
Starcraft 2 – Global Sarcraft 2 League
Reynor +407 vs Classic -582
Reynor battled Classic in the Group Stage at the 2017 WESG Grand Final. Classic beat Reynor in two straight battles. Could Reynor possibly come up with a victory and at least force a third game on Wednesday?
Possibly. But, even then, Classic figures to take Reynor down in the third battle. It’s just too much to ask that Reynor stops Classic more than once during the same match.
eSports Betting Pick: Classic
Ryung +351 vs SoS -451
Ryung and SoS battled at the 2017 GSL Super Tournament 2 Round of 16. SoS beat Ryung 3 games to 1. However, in SoS’s final victory of that match, Ryung hung with SoS until the very end.
Don’t get me wrong, SoS should be a big favorite. I just believe Ryung has a puncher’s chance of taking SoS down. That means I’m willing to back Ryung at +351 because I think the odds are fair.
eSports Betting Pick: Ryung