ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals is right around the corner, with plenty of esports betting opportunities and a large variety of CS:GO betting markets. Here at Vulkanbet, we’ll be watching the competition closely, as it is one of the most important events of the calendar for this season. A total of 16 teams will compete for a substantial prize pool of $600.000 and the chance to lift up a truly significant trophy.
ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals is scheduled to take place this June (18th – 23rd) in Montpellier, France. If you have any kind of interest in CS:GO, whether as a simple viewer or as an esports bettor, make sure you don’t miss the action. We’ll keep you up with a whole range of ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals betting markets and offer you the option to watch the event live, right on our platform.
In this article, we’ll take you through the most important teams of ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals and give you a brief analysis of each of them, so that you can get a better idea of what they’ve been doing lately and where they’re at right now.
ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals has 16 competitors. Most of them you’re probably already familiar with, although they’re certainly worth a closer look. Things have changed quite dramatically over the past few months at the top of CS:GO.
Astralis is absolutely crumbling right now. After a year of dominance at the end of which they’ve gathered no less than 12 big trophies, the Danes are now in free fall and nobody knows why. What’s certain is that they’re losing a lot of matches they should not lose as a top three team and a former number one team in the CS:GO global rankings.
At their latest event, Astralis finished 5th – 6th out of eight teams and failed to qualify for the Playoffs of the competition. This disaster was a repeat of their BLAST Pro Series Miami failure, where they finished 5th out of six teams.
Following these results, people have started to worry quite a bit about Astralis, although most of the community has probably had enough. These guys used to win at every single event they were attending and it got boring after a while. Still, the fact that now they can’t even beat the likes of FURIA is absolutely shocking. It’s as if someone has turned off a switch and the goddess of skill and focus has simply left the Danes to their own dev1ces.
Going into ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, we expect Astralis to qualify for the Playoffs and get eliminated in the Quarterfinals. Their recent results seem to suggest that they’ve really lost it and it’s going to be hard for them to get their momentum back, just like it happened with FaZe Clan, MIBR and other great champions of the past.
FaZe Clan is now playing with a new IGL. After a number of average results, the team simply decided that AdreN wasn’t the right fit and they replaced him with a veteran of the scene. We’re talking about the former Virtus.pro member NEO.
In their new format, FaZe Clan played at one important event: DreamHack Masters Dallas 2019, where they finished 3rd – 4th out of 16 teams. In other words, an amazing performance under the given circumstances. If FaZe Clan was able to get such a high placement immediately after their roster change, imagine how well they’ll play this time, given the extra two weeks of training.
Going into ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, we expect FaZe Clan to finish anywhere between 3rd and 6th. The team has excellent potential and could be the betting underdogs going in ESL Pro League S9 Finals but we’ll have to see how consistent they are.
Karrigan and his squad won the title at DreamHack Open Tours 2019, less than a month ago. The team looks strong in every way and their IGL is one of the best in the game. Based on this and the fact that chrisJ and ropz are phenomenal players, we have relatively high expectations from mousesports at ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals. We wouldn’t say they’ll be in the Grand Final but at least a 5th – 6th place finish shouldn’t be hard for them to get.
G2 is slowly coming back from the brink of mediocrity. The team is now 14th in the global rankings and their recent results weren’t terrible, although they were not great either. A 5th – 6th place at DreamHack Masters Dallas 2019 was the most notable one. This took place at the end of May, so it’s still very relevant for this event.
At ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, we do not expect G2 Esports to qualify for the Playoffs, simply because there are too many strong teams in the race. But we still expect them to put up a good fight and finish somewhere around 7th – 8th.
Fnatic is a sleeping giant. They can play amazingly well or fail miserably, depending on who they face and how they feel as a team. For example, at StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 7 they finished 2nd. Then, one month later, at the beginning of May, they got an identical at IEM Sydney and almost beat Team Liquid in the Grand Final (2 – 3). So arguably, they proved that they’re at Liquid’s level. And keep in mind that this NA team is currently the best one in the world.
However, Fnatic’s lack of consistency became apparent at DreamHack Masters Dallas 2019, where they only finished 9th – 12th. Going into ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, we expect them to finish anywhere between 5th and 8th.
NRG is doing amazingly well for such a starless team. Since the start of April, they managed to get four top 3rd – 4th places at important events. This is very significant, as it shows the team’s consistency. Sure, they may not be able to beat some of the big names. But at least they’re good enough to beat most opponents and get deep runs at pretty much every tournament.
Going into ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, we certainly expect NRG to reuse their formula and get at least a 5th – 6th place result. In other words, we expect them to be in the Playoffs and not much more. Although the potential to get a little higher is there.
And finally, we’ve decided to put Team Liquid on this list because after the fall of Astralis, they’ve become the best team in CS:GO. They’re also the most consistent one. At every event they attend, it’s obvious that they have a solid system in place. And it’s clearly working. Unlike other teams, who hit the jackpot and then fail without explanation, Liquid gets the job done every single time. This season alone, they’ve played in six Grand Finals.
Going into ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, we expect Liquid to win the tournament, as there’s just nobody better at the event.
One more for the trophy case and one step closer to the Grand Slam. 🏆— Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid) June 2, 2019
We close out an incredibly close series, and bring home the DreamHack Masters Dallas title!#LetsGoLiquid pic.twitter.com/Cz6OslUB9r
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