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Can Fnatic Win the ESL Pro League Europe Title?




ESL Pro League Europe Season 11 is about to enter the Playoffs Stage. Just 3 of the initial 18 teams are left in the race, and one of them will soon be crowned champion of this prestigious CS:GO event. In this article, I will make a summary of what has happened so far and analyze the teams that will compete in the Playoffs, in hopes of giving you the edge when it comes to CS:GO Betting.

ESL Pro League Europe Season 11: Summary of the First Two Stages

A total of 18 teams had the chance to take part in the tournament. These teams were divided into three groups. And these were the results for each group.

Group A

1st place

Astralis

2nd place

Team Vitality

3rd place

Ninjas In Pyjamas

4th place

GODSENT

5th place

Team Spirit

6th place

ENCE

Group B

1st place

Natus Vincere

2nd place

Fnatic

3rd place

forZe

4th place

Complexity Gaming

5th place

North

6th place

BIG

Group C

1st place

Mouseesports

2nd place

FaZe Clan

3rd place

OG

4th place

G2 Esports

5th place

Virtus.Pro

6th place

TyLoo

After these results and the decider matches, six teams advanced to Stage 2. And at the end of this stage, the final results that determined the three Playoffs competitors looked like this:

1st place

Fnatic

2nd place

AStralis

3rd place

Mousesports

4th place

Natus Vincere

5th place

FaZe Clan

6th place

OG

Except for Na’Vi, which got replaced by Fnatic in the Playoffs, every other team that won its group in Stage 1 made it to the final stage of ESL Pro League Europe Season 11. It’s quite sad to see Na’Vi eliminated like this. The team started poorly, then miraculously won its group with three consecutive victories, but ultimately failed to advance to the Playoffs, even though it started Stage 2 with two wins.

ESL Pro League Europe Playoffs Competitors

The Playoffs of ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe will feature just three teams and two matches. In the Semifinal, Astralis will play against mousesports. The winner of this match advances to the Grand Final, where it plays against Fnatic. Let’s have a brief look at these teams.

Astralis: Determined To Take On Fnatic

To Reach Final

TBD

To Win It All

TBD

To Beat mousesports

1.43

Astralis has been a top 3 team for the last two years. And throughout this time, they dominated the pro scene for around 15 months. This practically means that they are very hard to beat. There are times when they have no opponent. And when they do encounter someone that’s strong enough to beat them, it’s usually just one or two teams. At this tournament, those teams were Fnatic and Natus Vincere. With Na’Vi out, only Fnatic remains to challenge them.

Astralis’ last trophy dates back from December 2019. That’s when they won the title at BLAST Pro Series Global Final. In 2020, the teams’ best result was a 3rd – 4th place at IEM XIV World Championship. Nevertheless, this is a very strong team and will likely prove too much for mousesports to handle.

mousesports: Reevaluating Tactics For The Rematch

To Reach Final

TBD

To Win It All

TBD

To Beat Astralis

2.73

Mousesports won a trophy in 2020, at ICE Challenge, where they beat Na’Vi in the Grand Final (3 – 1). At IEM XIV World Championship it finished 7th – 8th, which is not very good. And now it’s in the top 3 at ESL Pro League Season 11. In all probability, the Semifinal against Astralis will be mousesports’ last match at this tournament, because it’s tough to turn everything around and defeat such a good team after you’ve already lost 0 – 2 against it just a few days ago.

In case you’re not aware, Astralis dismantled mousesports on April 9th, losing just 4 rounds on maps combined. That’s absolutely insane at this competitive level. Astralis is ranked 2nd globally, while mousesports is ranked 4th. And yet the result showed a massive skill difference between them. Going from such as loss to a win in just a couple of days would take an absolute miracle. Perhaps karrigan can analyze those replays and Astralis’ playstyle and come up with something effective. But it’s going to be difficult.

Fnatic; Hungry For The Title After Six Months

And finally, we have Fnatic, which finished 3rd – 4th at IEM XIV World Championship but has upgraded its playstyle by a lot since then. The Swedes crushed Na’Vi (2 – 0) during Stage 2 of ESL Pro League Season 11, Astralis (2 – 1) and mousesports (2 – 0). So practically, they defeated the number 1, the number 2 and the number 4 teams in the world. That alone makes them the favourite to win this Grand Final. Most likely, their opponent will be Astralis. Fnatic’s last title was obtained 6 months ago, at DreamHack Masters Malmo 2019. No doubt, the team is eager and ready to win something new.

ESL Pro League Europe Betting Odds

At the time of writing one can only bet on Astralis vs mousesports, however we have over 133 betting markets for this single game that you can enjoy. Make sure to check them out on our ESL Pro League betting page.

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