IEM Beijing or Intel Extreme Masters Beijing is an upcoming CS:GO event of great importance for the Asian region. Scheduled to take place in Beijing, China between November 7th – 10th, the tournament brings together eight teams and offers a prize pool of $250.000. Because it’s a top tier competition that features competitors like Astralis, ENCE and Evil Geniuses, IEM Beijing provides numerous esports betting opportunities for those who like to bet on CS:GO.
As IEM Beijing draws nearer, apart from the outright odds mentioned below, at Vulkanbet you will find a substantial number of betting odds related to the tournament and all of its matches.
These are the IEM Beijing betting odds available:
|Renegades 1.62||VS||2.23 ENCE|
|Astralis 1.07||VS||7.6 ViCi|
|FaZe 3.81||VS||1.25 Evil Geniuses|
|Vitality 1.2||VS||4.37 TyLoo|
IEM Beijing features a total of eight teams. Many of them are among the world’s best.
With the exception of Vici Gaming and TYLOO, which are the local Chinese teams, everyone else is exceptional. Apart from FaZe Clan, each of the remaining six competitors is in the top 10. So the level of competition is guaranteed to be extremely high and produce a lot of hyped matches.
IEM Beijing offers a substantial prize pool of $250.000. This prize pool will be distributed among the 8 participants in the following way:
|3rd – 4th place:||$25.000|
|5th – 6th place:||$8.500|
|7th – 8th place:||$4.000|
IEM Beijing will be played in two stages. For the Group Stage, the 8 teams will be divided into 2 groups of 4. Each of these two groups will be played in a double elimination format (GSL). The top 2 teams from each group advance to the Playoffs. This stage consists of two Semifinals and the Grand Final.
Throughout the tournament, the matches are Bo3 with the exception of the Grand Final (Bo5).
Here’s a brief analysis of the 6 most important teams that will compete at IEM Beijing.
Ranked as the number one team in the world and winner of the last three CS:GO Majors, Astralis is certainly one of the most important competitors to watch at IEM Beijing. They may not be as strong as they were last season, but zonic and his squad are still fully capable to win big events.
In 2019, Astralis played in 6 Grand Finals and won 3 of them, including both Majors. So don’t let the analysts fool you. This team has not given up just yet, even though this season was without a doubt Liquid’s.
Going into IEM Beijing, we expect Astralis to finish in the top four. Depending on who they’ll have to play against in the groups and the Playoffs, they might even qualify for the Grand Final. Their main opponents throughout the tournament will be Evil Geniuses, Team Vitality, and Renegades. All four of them will be hard to beat. And the first two will be especially hard to beat. But if there’s anyone capable of beating all of them, it’s Astralis.
ENCE is currently sitting at number 10 in the global rankings. In recent months, they’ve made one important roster change, removing Aleksib from the main roster and bringing in suNny, the former mousesports player. No doubt, an important factor in this decision was the player’s nationality (Finnish) and implicitly, his ability to speak the same language as the rest of the roster.
With this change, allu became the IGL and the team will have to forge a way of playing the game that incorporates suNny’s talents. Going into IEM Beijing, we expect ENCE to struggle against the top opponents and fail to get out of the groups. In spite of their excellent results in 2019, their current roster doesn’t seem ready to take on the best teams in the world.
With GuardiaN and NEO out, FaZe Clan has brought in a little-known player (broky) and a world-class player (coldzera). However, it’s not yet clear whether or not this new roster can be a top 4 or at least a top 6 competitor that can consistently get to the Playoffs of big events. Right now, FaZe Clan is sitting at number 21 in the global rankings and has a lot to prove. Our view is that they have some serious weaknesses simply because broky is far from being a seasoned veteran while coldzera has been out of shape for a long time.
Going into IEM Beijing, we expect FaZe Clan to finish in the bottom 4, probably somewhere around 5th – 6th.
Who would have thought that we would ever mention Evil Geniuses in connection to CS:GO? But on September 26th, 2019 the organization acquired NRG Esports’ roster. This roster had been playing very well for quite some time and had become the best team in North America after Team Liquid.
In 2019, Evil Geniuses (NRG) has had a lot of good results, including their recent tournament title at ESL One New York.
Right now, EG is sitting at number 3 in the global rankings and is one of the favorites at every CS:GO event. Going into IEM Beijing, we expect them to play in the Grand Final. The only thing that could prevent that would be a tough opponent in the Semifinals combined with a poor performance on their side. Otherwise, it will be very hard for anyone to stop EG from reaching the Grand Final at this event.
This is the best team that France has had in a long time but they made an important roster change last month. NBK- was replaced by shox and now everyone is waiting to see what Vitality can do with this new lineup. So far so good we could say, judging by their performance at the recent DreamHack Masters Malmo, where they finished 2nd after a defeat in the Grand Final against Fnatic (1 – 2).
In 2019, Team Vitality played in 5 Grand Finals of important events and won 3 of them. In the last Major they finished 5th – 8th, after a surprising defeat against AVANGAR in the Quarterfinals. Their opponent went on to finish the tournament in 2nd place.
Team Vitality is currently sitting at number 5 in the global rankings and in theory they’re the 3rd best team at IEM Beijing. Based on that, we expect them to finish in the top four.
* Odds are subject to change.