Korea versus Europe, on European soil, this is going to be an incredibly intense series. Last year G2 crashed out in the semi-finals and SKT hadn’t qualified for the event at all. Now they both have an opportunity to reach the grand final and battle it out against one of the Chinese teams.
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Korea’s long-time favourites have finally found themselves back where they belong. Last year was without a doubt a massive blip for SKT and Korean CS:GO as a whole. This time around, they all look to have vengeance, especially Faker, who put in some unbelievable performances during the group stages.
Despite the strong performances in the group stage from Faker, he didn’t look like his usual self against Splyce in the quarter-final. Fans will be hoping this is a one-off as if he doesn’t pick it up against G2, they could be in trouble.
A 3-1 series win against Splyce was probably disappointing considering SKT were expected to blow them out of the water. What I think we should note is that some of the games were incredibly close and this could be an issue for them against G2.
Europe has a new powerhouse this year at Worlds, and once again, Caps is involved. Last year Caps played on Fnatic and they managed to reach the grand final. Caps then signed for G2 in the off-season heading into 2019.
This move proved to be a fantastic decision as G2 have been dominate in Europe throughout 2019 and even found themselves winning the Mid-Season Invitational.
G2 faced DAMWON in the quarter-final last week and after DAMWON’s impressive group stage performances, this was an absolute treat. G2 came out with a 3-1 victory but each game went down to the wire.
We should be set up for an absolute treat this Sunday with this match. I fully expect it to go all the way to map 5, although I’m not too sure who will come out on top. I recommend considering the +1.5 map handicap for G2 at 1.62 odds as the best option.