DraftKings CS:GO Core Plays and Cheat Sheet (ESL) – March 27, 2021
From ten rounds in a row-comebacks to double overtime games teams may end up being more eager than ever to win during this slate. This group is arguably the most skilled group in the ESL so far but unfortunately not everyone will make it to the playoffs. Therefore, teams will have to kick it up a notch to secure their spots as we get closer to beginning of playoffs. Let’s discuss events that occurred and possible outcomes going forward for these teams.
Fnatic (FNC) v.s. Evil Genuises (EG) (7:00 AM EST)
EG is looking to rebound after a very tough loss to VP yesterday that was winnable. Brehze and CeRq both went big in their previous match and a are currently still the top two most reliable players on EG so I’d expect for that to contribute the most for their team in this game. FNC is an easier matchup for EG and are the only winless team in the Group D division as of now. EG’s headshot percentage of 42% over FNC’s 39% also benefits CeRq’s anchoring with the sniper which should make slaying even easier for his teammates. On the other hand, every player on FNC is under 1 K/D and they don’t really have the start power to rely on to out-slay opponents consistently. KRIMZ is the most efficient player for FNC but won’t be able to pull off a victory alone.
Virtuis.Pro (VP) v.s. Astralis (ASTRA) (10:15 AM EST)
This may end up being the closest match on the slate (-118 ASTRA) with both teams having championship caliber skills. VP is currently top of group and undefeated, but both teams had nail-biting victories in their previous matches. Device plays a huge role for ASTRA with his dominant sniping skills (1.52 K/D) and more than likely will be going toe to toe with his opponent and other main sniper Jame/buster, of VP. Surprisingly, buster is the more accurate sniper at the moment (45% headshot percentage compared to device’s 33%) which should make this an interesting fight. In addition, Jame snipes as well and is the most consistent player on the team which would make matters worse for ASTRA if VP chooses to double snipe. Magisk also has deadly accuracy for ASTRA (60%) and complements device’s sniping well which lessens the stress for the rest of team, but if they get out to an early-lead they have to keep pushing because they’re playing against an arguably stronger opponent than last.
Team Liquid (TL) v.s. ENDPOINT (ENPT) (1:45 PM EST)
Both of these teams are tied with a win and loss in the group but one got swept while the other swept their opponent. However, TL went toe to toe with a powerhouse opponent in ASTRA their last match and barely lost on map one but started to lose composure in map two. That being said I’d expect TL to come back stronger against a less efficient opponent in ENPT (0.89 K/D). The duo of FalleN (1.23 K/D) and Stewie2k (1 K/D) should thrive in this matchup especially if they continue their performance from yesterday’s match. ENPT chance to succeed relies mainly on flameZ at the moment who is performing the best and only player with a K/D above 1.
|High||Brehze (13.2k / 56.340)||EliGE (10k / 5.00)|
|Brehze (8.8k / 37.56)|
|KRIMZ (8k / 5.00)|
|Medium||CeRq (11.7k / 49.935)||CeRq (7.8k / 33.29)|
|FalleN (10.5k / 7.500)||Jame (7.6k / 5.00)|
|buster (10.2k / 7.500)||FalleN (7k / 5.00)|
|buster (6.8k / 5.00)|
|flameZ (6.6k / 5.00)|
|Stewie2K (6.4k / 5.00)|
|Low||magisk (5.4k / 5.00)|