Mouz vs North

Match: Mousesports vs. North (StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 8) | Format: Best of 3 | Prediction: North +1.5 map handicap | Odds: 1.77 | Bookmaker: GG.Bet | Match start: 2019-10-21 08.00 BST

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These two teams are going to be getting sick of facing each other at major events. It seems to be a regular occurrence that they clash in the early stages of events they both attend. Both teams have been rebuilding projects and recently Mouz have been winning that contest between the two.

Mouz

The decision to rebuild around Karrigan was an unbelievable decision by the team at Mouz. Since this move in the roster, they have been able to rebuild and reidentify their playstyle. They are no longer deemed as a team that just scrapes in through the Minor and doesn’t have much threat.

Instead, Mouz are seen as an underdog that has great potential by many fans, analysts and other teams.  Despite the confidence surrounding the roster, they have arguably one of the harder starts at the event. There is a high likelihood they’ll have to battle their way to playoffs through the lower bracket

North

They really have been hit and miss as of late. It’s fair to say it’s a painful journey for Kjaerbye, going from success with Astralis, to stepping away to build this project and have one struggle after another.

I don’t think it’s fair to write them off as one of the higher-level teams, however, they must start to produce more consistent showings. As it stands, they tend to dominate at a Minor level and secure a spot in the Major tournaments and then falter.

Prediction

North and Mouz typically play each other close, and this time will be no different. I believe Mouz will come out on top but the odds aren’t overly favourable. Take a look at the +1.5 map handicap in favour of North that has 1.77 odds. This means North only need to win 1 map in the series for the bet to come through.

Matt Dixon
Matt Dixon
Matt has been involved in Esports for the better part of 5 years now, more commonly known by those in the scene as Fozzii. In the past, he has competed at a high level in Esports and also managed teams and organisations, some of which went on to win a Championship. Esports is his passion and it's fair to say he's a fanatic.