With a pair of semifinal showdowns taking place in Counter Strike: GO Blast Rising on Thursday, May 21, now is a perfect time to find out which four teams are in action and which two, to be exact, are offering the best value in their respective matches and you can make your bets against their Counter Strike odds.
Counter Strike Blast Rising SemifinalsIf you’re looking to find out whether you should back the favored EndPoint and HAVU or whether their underdog opponents, Nordavind and Alternate aTTaX are offering more value, then let’s get down to business.
EndPoint (1.75) vs. Nordavind (2.0)
EndPoint finished first place in group A with a near-perfect 5-1 mark that includes a +25 mark in maps.
Nordavind also finished first with a 5-1 mark in group B that includes a +13 mark in maps. EndPoint has won three straight and four of their last five including a 2:0 win over AVEZ in the quarterfinal round. Nordavind had their four-match winning streak snapped in their humbling 16:9 smackdown defeat against Sprout in their ESEA MDL matchup on Wednesday.
While EndPoint is the slight favorite in this affair, I really like the value that Nordavind is offering, seeing as how they’ve been on fire recently and recorded an identical 5-1 mark as EndPoint before hitting the playoffs. While these two championship hopefuls have never met, I smell an upset brewing in this one!
Pick: Nordavind 3:2
- Date & Time: Thursday, May 21 at 10:00 AM ET
HAVU (1.4) vs. Alternate aTTaX (2.76)
HAVU finished second in group B with a solid 4-2 mark that includes a +18 mark in maps that was better than group-leading Nordavind’s +13 mark in maps. HAVU has won three of their last vie matches including a 2:0 shutout win over Japaleno the last time out. Alternate aTTaX tied EndPoint for first place in group A with a near-perfect 5-1 mark that includes an impressive +20 mark in maps. Alternate aTTaX has won two straight and three of their last four matches overall including a 16:11 win over Sprout in their ESEA MDL Season 34 showdown on Wednesday.
While HAVU has won two straight and three of the last four meetings in this rivalry, I’m going with Alternate aTTaX to pull off the second straight semifinal upset. HAVU comes into this one off a pair of 2:0 wins over Alternate aTTaX, but the slight underdogs in this affair recorded the biggest win in the last five meetings in this rivalry and I believe they’ll get the ‘super narrow’ win in this semifinal showdown!
Pick: Alternate aTTaX 3:2
- Date & Time: Thursday, May 21 at 1:45 PM ET