With the quarterfinal round of the 2020 Counter Strike: GO Blast Rising Tournament getting underway on Monday, May 18 as it steamrolls toward what promises to be a fast and furious championship finish, four teams will be going all-out to advance to the semifinals on Tuesday, May 19. Now, let’s find out who’s in action and which teams are offering the best value against their Counter Strike betting odds!
Counter Strike: GO – Blast Rising May 19 Matches
- Single-Elimination bracket
- All matches are Best of 3
Japaleno (3.50) vs. HAVU (1.26)
Japaleno has won four of their last five matches and finished tied for the best record (4-2) in group C. Unfortunately, Japaleno had their four-match winning streak snapped the last time out by falling to FATE 16:14 in a flat-out thriller. Japaleno also has been limited to just four wins over their last 10 matches while winning an uninspiring 28 of their last 67 matches (43%) over the course of the last year.
HAVU has won six of their last 10 matches, but they’ve also dropped two straight coming into this affair including a humbling 16:12 defeat at the hands of Giant’s Gaming Counter Strike team the last time out. HAVU finished second in group B at 4-2, one game behind group leader Team Heretics.
HAVU won the only head-to-head meetings by smacking Japaleno around en route to a commanding 16:7 win back in September and I believe they’re the easy pick to win again despite the fact that they’ve dropped two straight.
While both teams went an identical 4-2 in six regular season matches, HAVU is the far more consistent – and dangerous – team in this matchup. Keep it simple esports betting buffs and back the favored HAVU to get it done in this one!
Pick: HAVU 16:10
- Date: Tuesday, May 19 at 10:00 PM
Heretics (1.32) vs. ALTERNATE aTTaX (3.10)
Team Heretics went a perfect 6-0 in group D, but they should be highly motivated coming into this affair after dropping two straight following a four-match winning streak. Heretics suffered a pair of 2:1 defeats in their ESL One: Road to Rio Europe, but they’ll hit the playoffs in the Blast Rising with the league’s only perfect mark in the regular season by going 6-0 in group D. Heretics has won seven of their last 10 matches while winning 68 of their last 138 matches (62%) over the course of the last year.
ALTERNATE aTTaX went a near-perfect 5-1 in the regular season in group C. They’ve won two of their last five matches but come into this affair off a 16:13 loss in their ESEA MDL Seasons 34 matchup the last time out. ALTERNATE aTTaX has won five of their last 10 matches and 38 of their last 72 matches over the course of the last year (53%).
While I’m expecting aTTaX to put up a real fight in this affair, I am going with Heretics to get it done in a contest that looks like a fight to the finish just waiting to happen. Heretics will have plenty of motivation after getting humbled in their last two matches and they’ve answered the bell in each and every BLAST Rising matchup this season. Back the favored Heretics to get it done in a thriller!
Pick: Team Heretics
- Date: Tuesday, May 19 at 1:45 PM