Nexus vs. Cex Preview & Prediction - Free 8/18 CS:GO Betting Picks
Twelve teams will fight for one of the first three places leading to the tournament ESEA MDL S35. ESEA MDL Season Europe (online) is played from August 14th to August 20th, 2020 in playoff format Best of 3. There aren’t that many big names and from the top 50 are just AVEZ, Heretics, and Movistar Riders. The first-ever duel between Nexus and Cexwill be played in the opening round upper bracket at the ESEA MDL.
Nexus played qualifiers for IEM New York 2020 tournament and on that road, they were stopped by x6tence in the quarterfinals. Only one map was played and Nexus lost with a close score of 16-13. The Romanians have a win rate of 54.2% in the past three months. They prefer to play on Dust2, where they recorded seven victories from 11 games, and Inferno (5 wins / 3losses). More defeats came on Train (40.0%) and Overpass, where they failed to win from 4 attempts. The duo who stands out the most is XELLOW Adrian Guță and iM Ivan Mihai. XELLOW has a record of 0.80 kills per round and rating 1.19, while iM has rating 1.17 and record 0.77 kills per round.
Cex has played only five maps on two matches in the last three months. Before that, they played only one game in May at the ESL Premiership Spring 2020 tournament. Due to the lack of official matches and participation at tournaments, all statistics should be taken with a grain of salt. They have a 100.0% win rate and two wins in a row.
Pick: Correct maps score 2-0 Nexus ( -128 @GG.BET)
Although there is no big gap between them on the world ranking list (71st and 84th), bookmakers make Nexus a favorite with the odds -400 on Nexus win. Cex roster is not in tune, and that’s why I will bet on Nexus to win 2-0.