Group Stage for the Starseries & I-League CS:GO Season 8 takes place from October 21 through October 24. We take a look at the matchups on Tuesday, Oct. 22. We also analyze and make picks for a couple of Dota 2 matches in the China Professional League this Saturday on Oct. 26. Keep reading for six of the week’s top betting picks in eSports!
Top eSports Betting Picks for the Week – October 21st Edition
Starseries & I-League CS:GO Season 8
- When: Group Stage – October 21 – October 24
- Where: Belek, Turkey
Tuesday, Oct. 22
- Evil Geniuses vs 5Power
Evil Geniuses heads into this matchup on fire. They’ve won 5 in a row and 8-of-10. On Tuesday, they face 5Power, a team that has a single win in their last 10. Although 5Power does have a penchant to force draws, they won’t against Evil Geniuses.
eSports Betting Pick: Evil Geniuses
- Ninjas in Pyjamas vs Furia
The Ninjas have gone undefeated in their last 5. Although Furia hasn’t gone undefeated, they appear to have played the much better squads, like MIBR, Envy, and Cloud9. Give Furia a chance to take down NIP on Tuesday.
eSports Betting Pick: Furia
- Natus Vincere vs G2
Navi versus G2 should be an excellent matchup on Tuesday. These two threw down on Oct. 19 with Navi beating G2 by a 2:1 score. Does G2 have a shot to turn the tables on Natus on Oct. 22? They sure do.eSports Betting Pick: G2
- Avangar vs Heroic
Kazakhstani outfit Avangar beat Heroic at the DreamHack Rotterdam back on Oct. 18. Heroic is a decent squad. But they should fall to Avangar again.
eSports Betting Pick: Avangar
China Dota2 Professional League
- When: Oct 17 – March 1
Saturday, Oct. 26
- EHOME vs Typhoon E-Sports Club
EHOME last played at the VK Game Battle of Dawn. They did well when winning 3-of-5. Typhoon might have the upper hand in this, though. They won first place at the China Development League Dota 2 Season 1 back in July and August. Go with Typhoon.
eSports Betting Pick: Typhoon
- Keen Gaming vs IG Vitality
At the International, Keen Gaming had 2 losses and a draw. They head into the China Dota 2 Pro League after a loss to CDEC at the VK Game Battle of Dawn on Oct. 16. IG Vitality is one of the favorites to win this league. They’ve scored dollars in every Premier and Major they’ve played in since July. Vitality is the pick.
eSports Betting Pick: IG Vitality