Mousesports vs FaZe
The ESL Pro League Season 11 is the first season of the league following the introduction of the permanent-partner teams. It has also transitioned to a single global league instead of multiple regionalized leagues.
The season was initially planned to be held in a studio environment in Malta. However, the recent outbreak and increased spread of COVID-19 has forced ESL to regionalize the league and it has been moved to entirely online. The finals have been cancelled due to further concerns.
This upcoming week Group C will take centre stage (online), with the clash between Mousesports and FaZe catching many peoples eye.
This Mouz team have had one hell of a time getting back to the top level of Counter-Strike. The project has been sent back to the drawing board multiple times, but this time is looks like Karrigan has surrounded himself with experience and explosive talent.
They came out on top at the ESL Pro League 10 Finals at the end of 2019, with a confident 3-0 win over Fnatic in the grand final. Their only LAN event in 2020 was IEM Katowice where they finished 7th-8th which is respectable, but they would have wanted to push further.
Funny enough, FaZe also finished 7th-8th at IEM Katowice. Other than this, their only LAN showing in 2020 was at the BLAST Premier Spring 2020 Regular Season where they did look impressive. This was following two wins over Liquid to win their group. The backend of 2019 was relatively poor for FaZe, as they continued to struggle with their inconsistencies.
I expect this series to go to the final map, however, none of the map handicap betting options were particularly favourable. This means I would recommend taking the riskier option of an outright win. In this case, Mouz look like the stronger team, based on their recent form. You can get 1.84 odds on the Mouz outright win with GG.bet.