Another CS:GO Major has arrived and once again we get to watch a true battle during Challengers Stage. This time around we have G2 facing off against Tyloo. Both teams are known for causing some upsets. G2 have broke expectations at times this year, can they do it once more?
The French roster have seen glimmers of success this year but don’t seem to have ever hit their true potential. It appears like a lot of it is relying on KennyS hitting the form he’s had in the past, but it hasn’t arrived consistently.
They come into the Berlin Major as one of the six returning Challenger teams. These teams competed in the Challenger Stage at IEM Katowice whilst the others here had to make it through Minors.
There will be a lot of questions surrounding the roster this weekend. However, this is the perfect time for them to start putting things in place and compete at the highest of levels. With it being a Swiss format and most matches being a best of 1, will they falter?
Here we have everyone’s favourite underdog at CS tournaments. Tyloo are never really expected to make a deep run, but they’ve become infamous for causing upsets throughout all events.
They come into this event as the 2nd seed from the Asia Minor and as I mentioned, there’s probably not heavy expectations for them here. They will be expected to battle for an advancement spot but won’t be heavily criticised if they fail.
There is heavy competition in the Challenger Stage here at the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019. There are 16 teams battling it out with only 8 earning spots to the next stage of the competition. Tyloo will have to hope for a favourable bracket to make it out.
This series is looking very hit and miss. On the one hand, we have G2 who can play at a high level but often start slow. On the other hand, we have Tyloo who aren’t expected to dominate at the tournament but could cause trouble.
I think the best betting option will be a -3.5 round handicap for G2, coming in at 1.82 odds. This means if Tyloo gets 12 rounds or less in the map, the bet will win.