Publish Date: 31/03/2022
Fact checked by: Alyx Tzamantanis
As we speak, the CS:GO ESL Pro League Season 15 is well underway and there has been a lot of interesting action unfolding already. Things kicked off in Düsseldorf on March 9th and will be running all the way through to April 10th.
But things are about to get even more interesting. And a big part of that is the upcoming battle between two titans: NaVi and EG. Let’s find out what that’s going to look like when that goes down on March 31st.
If you’re into CS:GO betting in 2022, this match preview will be invaluable information for you! Don’t go anywhere.
If you didn’t know already, NaVi (short for the team’s full name of Natus Vincere) and Evil Geniuses) are two of the biggest names in professional Counter-Strike eSports. That’s why we’re so excited to see them go head to head very soon indeed.
Let’s introduce the players, then. NaVi is a Ukraine-based team made up of two Ukrainian players, s1mple and b1t, as well as three Russians, electroNic, Boombl4 (the team captain) and Perfecto. The coach, B1ad3, is also a Ukrainian national.
Previously considered to be the best team in the world, NaVi hasn’t exactly been on the best of form recently but they’re still a serious force to contend with and are substantial favorites with the bookies. Bet365 currently has them at 1/10. They think it’ll be a walk in the park!
It won't be quite so easy though. EG will really be up for this one! The American team has been pulling some serious results out of the bag recently and we feel that you’d have to be crazy to write them off.
The team consists of American players Brehze, autimatic, RUSH and Stewie2K, the team captain. There’s also Bulgarian national CeRq in the pack plus French coach maLeK.#
If you want to put your money on the outright winner of this match, you’re not going to win much money unless you bet with the underdogs EG at 11/2.
If you fancy NaVi, however, we recommend playing with a handicap. Realistically, the chances are that NaVi will win by a couple of rounds, and you can get in on that at 8/15. Want to really push the boat out? Try a clean sweep at 13/8. That seems like a reasonable bet.
CS:GO betting in 2022 isn’t just about who’s going to win the match and what the handicap is going to be, however. You can also bet on the number of kills in each match, the correct round score for each of those maps, the winning margin, the total number of rounds, bombs… you name it!
There are literally tonnes of things to bet on provided you go with the right bookie. While Bet365 does have an awful lot of markets to bet on, they’re not the only option. Check out all the best CS:GO bookmakers at Strafe.
After you’ve finished betting on this particular match, you could always try your hand at winning some more cash by putting an outright bet on the winner of the overall CS:GO ESL Pro League Season 15.
This match is particularly interesting because of the potential it has to throw up a surprise result. To show you why that could be possible, let’s take a look at some recent results for both teams.
Most recently, NaVi surprisingly lost to G2 Esports in the playoffs for IEM Katowice. Before that, they had a small winning streak but that had followed back-to-back losses at the Blast Premier Spring Qualification stages.
EG has just won three matches on the bounce, albeit at a slightly lower level. They haven’t had a huge amount of experience on the world stage so NaVi might come as a shock to them. Then again, as the outsiders, they won’t be feeling the pressure so much.
The last time the two teams played against each other was all the way back in August 2021. Here, NaVi took the match in straight rounds. However, in their previous encounter that took place in December 2019, EG actually won the game.
That just goes to say, you never know for sure!
This match is sure going to be a hot ticket. While NaVi should edge it, it’s going to be quite the spectacle. You’re not going to want to miss it, that’s for sure.
By the way, you can keep an eye on this epic match live on the CS:GO ESL Pro League tournament page.