Vitality vs Heretics Preview & Prediction - Free 8/18 CS:GO Betting Picks
This is the second Vitality and Heretics encounter. In the first match, Vitality won 2-0. Teams will compete in the opening round in group B at the ESL One Cologne 2020 Europe tournament. The prize pool for this great tournament is $325,000. Sixteen teams will compete for this reward, and seven of them are in the top 10 world rankings. The group stage is played in a format double elimination Bo3, Playoffs in single-elimination Bo3, and grand final Bo5.
Vitality is second in the world. They are expected to reach the very end at this tournament. Vitality has not played any matches in the last month because they probably enjoyed spending the money earned for second place at cs_summit 6 Europe. In the grand final, they lost from BIG 3-2 but took home $22,000 and 1875 RMR points. The Frenchmen have a win rate of 66.7%. They are invincible on Vertigo (100.0%) and convincing on Nuke (75.0%). The only map on which they have more defeats than victories is Mirage (40.0%). The biggest strength of this team is that the four players from the roster have known each other for a long time and have been playing together for years.
Heretics comes as an outsider and the worst-ranked team at this tournament. They are also participating in the ESEA MDL Season 34 Europe Relegation at the moment. The peak of their rank was at the end of June when they were 21st in the world. They are currently 41st in the world and has a win rate of 53.3%.
Pick: Correct map score 2-0 Vitality ( -135 @PINNACLE)
There is no doubt who is the absolute favorite in this match. I am so sure of Vitality's victory that I will bet on the correct map score 2-0. Better form, ranking, lineup, everything points us to an easy win for Vitality.