This article is part of our DraftKings CS:GO series.
- 10:30 a.m. Winstrike vs. Hard Legion
- 10:30 a.m. Syman vs. Nemiga
- 2:00 p.m. G2 vs. FaZe
- 2:00 p.m. GODSENT vs. North
Winstrike vs. Hard Legion (Semi-Final, CIS)
Winstrike will take on Hard Legion in this do-or-die matchup to decide who advances to take on Spirit in the final of ESL One: Road to Rio CIS. There is no prior match history between these two teams, but the bookmakers have Winstrike as a slight favorite. Winstrike have a clear advantage in the map veto against Hard Legion, with both Nuke and Vertigo being strong maps for them. These are two maps that Hard Legion barely play, so Winstrike will have a definite edge on their map pick. Hard Legion will likely opt for Overpass, with a slight chance for Mirage, and while these are far from great maps for Winstrike, they are still good enough to potentially steal it. El1an is going to be your safest play in this matchup with the maps that we are likely to see, but it is also reflected in the pricing at $8,800. In my most recent article, I recommended taking Lack1 or bondik over Hobbit at the lower price, and despite Hobbit getting a set of favorable maps, both Lack1 and bondik ended up outscoring him. Hobbit should have a good chance at bouncing back with a good performance, especially if we end up on Mirage or Nuke, but Lack1's and bondik's proficiency on Vertigo should not be underestimated, and with this