The group stage of the V4 Future Sports Festival begins on Wednesday in Budapest, in a competition where the CS:GO underdogs take on the heavyweights like MIBR and Ninjas in Pyjamas. We take a look at the match predictions as well as prop bets to consider.
Ninjas in Pyjamas (1.15)
Like most matches in the group stages of the V4 Festival, this is a massive mismatch. Ninjas in Pyjamas are ranked No. 16 in the world, while Adwokacik are ranked 64. Even form isn’t a great metric to determine the result of this game because they have played against very different teams, in terms of quality. F0rest, Plopski and Lekr0 should lead NiP to a comfortable win, plausibly without the need of a third map.
MIBR to win 2-0 (1.23)
MIBR have been in the top flight of CS:GO action for a while now. In that period, they’ve faced the best teams in the world to varied results. Against a world No. 97 in Gamerzone.gg, all that experience will come to the fore, irrespective of their recent form. Fer and Fallen have led this MIBR team well in the last few months. Gamerzone have a decent recent record, having won three of their last five matches. But the quality of their opposition hasn’t been of the highest standard. Take the all-Brazilian team to sweep this best-of-three contest.
1st map – Total rounds: Under 22.5 (1.84)
The longer a match is between two uneven teams, the more skills plays a part. If this was a best-of-one game, E-Rivals may have had a chance to make an impact. But in a best-of-three, the superiority and advanced skill of Mousesports, ranked No. 8 in the world, will come into play.
E-Rivals aren’t even a ranked team, with a largely unknown roster of gamers. Mousesports, on the other hand, have won their last three games on the bounce quite convincingly. For E-Rivals to win even half a dozen rounds in this contest seems a hard task because almost all match-ups are against them.
Tricked Esports (1.56)
Virtus.pro’s previous professional CS:GO encounter was a 2-1 defeat to Tricked at the Good Game League a few months ago. Since that, Tricked have played several matches against other teams. Game time is an important factor in matches like these. Tricked are strong, experienced and ready (world ranking of 25), whereas Virtus.pro (world ranking of 86) might not have adequate time against tough teams in the last few months.