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BLAST Pro Series Madrid Betting Preview

BLAST Pro Series Madrid is just a few days away and the CS:GO betting opportunities that it provides are excellent. Six teams, five of which are among the world’s best, will compete at the event for a chance to win substantial prizes, qualification points for the series’ Finals, as well as the admiration of fans from all over the world.

BLAST Pro Series Madrid offers a prize pool of $250,000 and is scheduled to take place in Madrid, Spain between May 10th – 11th. In this article, we will give you a thorough BLAST Pro Series Madrid betting preview and let you know more about the tournament and the teams involved in it.

BLAST Pro Series Madrid Event Structure

BLAST Pro Series Madrid takes place in two stages. During the first stage, every team will play against a Bo1 match against each of the other five competitors. In the end, the best two teams play a Bo3 Grand Final.

This structure favors teams that have an excellent map pool and a high level of skill on at least four maps out of the seven that are in the pool, which makes for an excellent esports betting opportunity.

BLAST Pro Series Madrid Prizes

As we already mentioned, BLAST Pro Series Madrid offers a quarter of a million dollars in prizes, as well as qualification points for the Blast Pro Series Finals that will be held later this year. These prizes will be shared among the six participants in the following way.

  • 1st place: $125,000 – 10 points
  • 2nd place: $50,000 – 8 points
  • 3rd place: $25,000 – 6 points
  • 4th place: $15,000 – 4 points
  • 5th place: $10,000 – 2 points
  • 6th place: $5,000 – 0 points

So with the exception of the 6th team, everyone else gets some qualification points for taking part in the tournament. Furthermore, as you may have noticed, the points will be shared more evenly than the money.

BLAST Pro Series Madrid Participants

BLAST Pro Series Madrid brings together the following six teams:

  • Astralis (1.5 To Win It All*)
  • Natus Vincere (4.3 To Win It All*)
  • ENCE (5.5 To Win It All*)
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas (15 To Win It All*)
  • Cloud9 (26 To Win It All*)
  • Giants Gaming OR Moviestar Riders (Iberian Qualifier)

These are the participants. The first five teams are well-known and three of them will be analyzed below in order to give you a better idea of what you’re dealing with. The sixth team is not particularly important and will be part of the tournament simply because the organizer RFRSH decided that it may be an excellent idea to invite one of the local teams to their world-class event and give an underdog the chance of a lifetime: to compete side by side with the likes of Astralis and Natus Vincere in front of their home crowd.

No doubt, this will make more people come to see the battles offered by BLAST Pro Series Madrid and cheer for their favorite teams. But in terms of what you should expect from either Giants Gaming or Moviestar Riders, we believe that they should be regarded as excellent teams if the one of them that qualifies manages to get a draw or even more than 10 rounds against any of the other five opponents. And that’s because the skill difference is enormous. Needless to say, which ever one of these team qualify will give you an easier time betting on BLAST Pro Series Madrid as the odds will be stacked against them.

Of the six teams that will be playing at BLAST Pro Series Madrid, we believe that Astralis and Natus Vincere are the strongest. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll actually win the tournament, but based on everything that’s known about them they should be regarded as the most likely competitors to succeed. Other than that, all kinds of things could happen. But we will analyze the teams for you below so you can see for yourself what the pecking order is in theory.

BLAST Pro Series Madrid Odds

These are the odds that we’re offering ahead of BLAST Pro Series Madrid. We won’t include the draws in this list but as you can imagine, given the likelihood of such occurrences, they are all rewarded by a factor of at least 10x if you get them right. In case of a draw (15 – 15), the match ends there and each of the two teams receives fewer points, just like in football.

Moviestar Riders vs. Giants: 1.43 – 2.66 (qualification match)*
ENCE vs. Natus Vincere: 2.13 – 1.83*
Astralis vs. NiP: 1.25 – 4.18*
NiP vs. ENCE: 2.48 – 1.63*
Cloud9 vs. Natus Vincere: 3.34 – 1.37*
Astralis vs. Natus Vincere: 1.43 – 3.06*
Cloud9 vs. ENCE: 2.81 – 1.50*
Cloud9 vs. NiP: 2.38 – 1.68*
Astralis vs. ENCE: 1.36 – 3.39*
NiP vs. Natus Vincere: 2.83 – 1.49*
Astralis vs. Cloud9: 1.18 – 4.89*

These are the BLAST Pro Series Madrid odds. Now let’s have a look at the teams.

BLAST Pro Series Madrid Team Analysis

Here’s an analysis of the three most important competitors that will be present at BLAST Pro Series Madrid. The analysis will be made in the order of their global ranking.


1.2 To Reach The Final*
1.5 To Win The Tournament*

BLAST Pro Series Madrid will either prove the critics wrong or confirm their hypothesis. Astralis is still regarded as the best CS:GO team in the world and anyone who wants to bet on CS:GO must be aware of their formidable string of titles over the past year. However, at the most recent BLAST Pro Series tournament that was held in Miami, the Danes only finished in 5th place. That was considered a massive disappointment for dev1ce and his squad, simply because everyone had gotten used to them in the Grand Final of each and every tournament.

Based on what we’ve seen recently, we do consider Astralis to be on a downward spiral but they are still the best team and your best bet at BLAST Pro Series Madrid. Furthermore, none of the three competitors that defeated them last time will be present at this edition of the tournament. So in principle, Astralis has the stage to show us what they’re capable of.

Natus Vincere

1.65 To Reach The Final*
4.3 To Win The Tournament*

Natus Vincere is currently sitting at number three in the global rankings, after Astralis and Liquid. Zeus and his roster did a fairly good job so far in 2019, finishing 3rd – 4th at the IEM Katowice Major and 1st at the recent StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 7.

At BPS events, Na’Vi’s results have been pretty good so far. The CIS team scored a 1st, a 2nd and a 4th place at the previous three editions. And going into BLAST Pro Series Madrid, they’re expected to finish 2nd or 3rd. Overall, this team is not bad at all and you should keep an eye on them if you plan to do some BLAST Pro Series Madrid Betting.


2.35 To Reach The Final*
5.5 To Win The Tournament*

ENCE has had the best season of their entire history as an organization and is currently occupying the fifth position in the global rankings. Thanks to the amazing leadership skills of allu, ENCE played in the Grand Final of a Major this season, at IEM Katowice, where they lost to Astralis. They also got a 3rd place result at their previous BLAST Pro Series event, proving that their IEM Katowice performance wasn’t a fluke. This team really is capable of going head to head with the world’s best and they’re expected to finish 2nd or 3rd at BLAST Pro Series Madrid.

This was our BLAST Pro Series Madrid betting preview. We hope you enjoy the event and wish you good luck in your CS:GO betting endeavors. If you haven’t already, join now and get your welcome bonus!

*Odds subject to change