This article is part of our DraftKings CS:GO series.
- 12:00 p.m: Fnatic (FNC) vs. BIG Clan (BIG)
- 3:00 p.m: ENCE (E) vs. G2 Esports (G2)
- 3:00 p.m: Movistar Riders (MR) vs. FaZe Clan (FaZe)
- 6:00 p.m: Gen.G (GenG) vs. Evil Geniuses (EG)
Fnatic vs. BIG Clan
The first match of Wednesday is the upper bracket semi-final and one of the most interesting matches in the world of CS:GO as BIG Clan take on Fnatic. I called BIG Clan the best team in the world Tuesday, and they've done nothing to suggest that's not the case; in fact, they play one of the few teams that challenge them to that title Wednesday. The Swedes of Fnatic are currently rated fifth in the world, but a resurgence from Brollan and KRIMZ has them looking like a scary team to face. Fnatic and BIG have both won four of their last five matches, with the Swedes coming in on a six-map win streak, the Germans a four-map win streak. These two sides have not met for over three months and will feature a very interesting map veto, with Mirage, Overpass and Inferno likely destinations for this match, a veto that should favor the German side, which comes in as the favorite. If Fnatic want to upset BIG Clan they will need JW and Brollan to match the excellence of syrsoN and tabseN, respectively, a very tall task. This match offers incredible value, as tabseN is priced at only $10,200 as a captain, a potential steal.
Prediction: 2-1 Fnatic