Chaos vs. 100 Thieves Preview & Prediction - Free 8/20 CS:GO Betting Picks
This will be a fight for the first place in Group A at the ESL One Cologne 2020 North America (Online) tournament. Chaos defeated Furia in the opening match 2-0, and 100 Thieves beat Gen.G 2-1. The ESL Cologne NA is playing from August 18th till August 29th, 2020, with the prize pool of $135,000. Eight teams divided into two groups will play GSL Bo3, then playoffs single elimination Bo3 and the grand final Bo5 format. Chaos and 100 Thieves met only once at the cs_summit 6 North America, and 100 Thieves outplayed them on Inferno 16011 and Nuke 16-8, two months ago.
Chaos is in a series of three wins in a row and has a win rate of 72.0% in the past three months. In that period, they won 1st place at the Mythic Summer Series Cup 3 ($3,000) and the Mythic Invite League Season 1 ($10,000). Also, they will participate at the FunSpark ULTI, a $300,000 LAN event. The tournament is scheduled to take place in China in December, but organizers have announced a possible cancellation due to the Chovid-19 pandemic.
Chaos feel almost invincible on Train (91.7%), copes well on Nuke (78.9%), and Overpass (75.0%). The only map where they affect 50.0% is on Inferno (43.5%). Erick Bach “Xeppaa” has been on the Chaos’ roster for just over three months. He records 0.78 kills per round (headshots 56.0%) and has a rating of 1.18. The most experienced in the team is 30-year-old Joshua Nissan “steel”. Anthony Malaspina “vanity”, Jonathan Carey “Jonji”, and Nathan Orf “leaf” are also in the lineup. A sixteen-year-old Leaf record 0.75 kills per round and has a rating of 1.12.
In their last match, in the Group A opening match Bo3, 100 Thieves defeat GenG. 100 Thieves opened the match with a victory on Vertigo 16-13, but Gen.G brought the game to an uncertain ending by winning on Nuke 11-16. On the last map, on Inferno 100 Thieves celebrated with 16-13 victory. Justin 'jks' Savage was player of the match with 61 kills and a rating of 1.19.
There will be no changes in the roster for the next match. Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas, Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai, Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad, and Aaron 'AZR' Ward will be in the lineup. At the beginning of September, 100 Thieves will take part in the ESL Pro League Season 12 tournament and the IEM New York 2020 North America, at the beginning of October. They have a win rate of 42.9% in previous months and played sixteen matches. Most often, they played on Nuke, and they have the worst score there (12.5%).
Pick: Total maps over 2.5 (120 @Pinnacle)
Chaos is a well-coordinated team, and they will seek revenge for the previous defeat. 100 Thieves are favorites with a odds of -222 to win. The derby between the 28th and the 18th in the world will bring us a lot of excitement. My advice is to bet on total maps over 2.5 at Pinnacle.