This article is part of our DraftKings CS:GO series.
- 8:00 a.m: Team Vitality (VIT) vs. Natus Vincere (NaVi)
- 11:25 a.m: FaZe Clan (FaZe) vs. Fnatic (FNC)
- 3:05 p.m: Gen.G (GenG) vs. Evil Geniuses (EG)
Team Vitality (0-0) vs. Natus Vincere (0-0)
The first match of the day jumps ahead to Group D as NaVi take on Vitality to open the group, with both teams looking to put away their hardest opponent in Match 1. NaVi come in struggling for form, as they fell to Syman and Hard Legion to fall out of the ESL Road to Rio CIS division. Meanwhile, Vitality made the playoffs of RtR before falling to 2-1 to G2. NaVi are slight favorites and s1mple, in particular, will look for a determined performance as he heads off against ZywOo in a clash between the top two players of 2019. The map selection should favor these superstars, as the last three meetings have featured both Dust 2, where s1mple and ZywOo's individual brilliance can shine brightly, and Inferno, where the depth and team play can even the series out. In a match with the two brightest stars in Counter-Strike, the supporting cast may play the biggest part, with both electronic and shox having the ability to take over a match and provide the push their superstars needs to take a series. RpK could also provide excellent value, with the French veteran sitting at only $7,500, the second cheapest of the match.