This article is part of our DraftKings CS:GO series.
- 9:25 a.m: ENCE (E) vs. Vitality (VIT)
- 10:15 a.m: Dignitas (DIG) vs. mousesports (mouz)
- 11:30 a.m: Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) vs. Astralis (A)
- 12:45 p.m: MAD Lions (MAD) vs. Fnatic (FNC)
ENCE (0-0) vs. Vitality (0-0)
The first match in the Blast Premier Showdown is an EU match, with ENCE and Vitality facing off in the fast-paced best-of-one format as the group stage round robin commences. Vitality come into this match as favorites, especially following ENCE's last place dismissal from DreamHack Masters Spring. ENCE will look for the upset in their second event with new addition Jamppi, who has been one of the strongest members of the Finnish side, despite that last-place finish. if ENCE want to pull off the upset it will be off the back of their two AWPers, allu and Jamppi, who will have to shut down the superstar of Vitality, ZywOo. On Vitality's side it will be that same man, ZywOo who looks to take over the map and overpower ENCE with his sheer talent. If Vitality wants to secure their 1-0 start, they will look for one of their veteran's to step up, whether it be shox, apEX or RpK, who makes that difference alongside ZywOo. The value in this match should come from how volatile the best-of-one will be, with any player on the server having the ability to have an incredible match, especially someone like Jamppi or suNny.
Prediction: ENCE 13-16 Vitality
- E Players to Target: Jamppi ($9,600 Captain, $6,400 Flex),