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Astralis vs Nexus Gaming Tips & Predictions - PGL Major EU RMR B

18 Feb 2024
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  • Astralis vs Nexus Gaming Counter-Strike betting predictions for Monday, February 19, 2024, in the first round of PGL Major Copenhagen 2024: European RMR B (16:00 EET)
  • Nexus Gaming are priced as huge underdogs
  • Astralis are very unpredictable
Astralis CS
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Astralis vs Nexus Gaming Predictions


Astralis and Nexus Gaming will meet on Monday, February 19, in the first round of PGL Major Copenhagen 2024: European RMR B. It'll mark their first meeting of the season, and according to the esports betting odds, Astralis should win without any issues.
  • Astralis vs Nexus Gaming Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Astralis Form
  • Astralis Squad & Team News
  • Nexus Gaming Form
  • Nexus Gaming Squad & Team News

Counter-Strike betting sites have Astralis priced as 1.12 favourites and Nexus Gaming as 5.50 underdogs. This gives Nexus just an 18.2% implied probability of winning the series, which, considering Astralis' form, seems low.

  • Astralis have won just one of their last four series
  • Nexus Gaming are ranked no.51 in the world
  • The two teams have yet to meet 

Head to Head


This will mark the first meeting between Astralis and Nexus Gaming.

Astralis Form


Astralis are the current 18th-highest-rated team Counter-strike in the world, which perfectly illustrates how much the Danes have won recently. Despite the addition of Martin "stavn" Lund and Jakob "jabbi" Nygaard in November, Astralis have not managed to produce anything meaningful as they continue to struggle to reach their former heights.

Since November, Astralis exited BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 and BetBoom Dacha in seventh-eighth place, ended BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2024 and earlier this month finished their Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024 run in 21st-24th.

Form-wise, Astralis are 4-3 across their last seven, which isn't too bad considering they've, over that stretch, beaten Falcons, Vitality, and BIG. However, they didn't look good in Katowice, where Astralis lost badly against Heroic and ENCE.

Astralis Squad & Team News


No changes for Astralis.

  • Benjamin "blameF" Bremer
  • Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz
  • Victor "Staehr" Staehr
  • Martin "stavn" Lund
  • Jakob "jabbi" Nygaard 

Nexus Gaming Form


Nexus Gaming are one of the weakest teams attending PGL Major Copenhagen 2024: European RMR B. They're ranked no.51 in the world and have not attended a single S-Tier (or A-Tier) event since 2022.

This year, Nexus have played in three C-Tier tournaments, including United21 Season 10, Bonus Series #1, and European Pro League Season 14: Division 2, where they also managed their best placement (8th-11th). So it's fair to say that Nexus might not be ready to face higher-tier opponents in the Major qualifiers.

Moreover, Nexus Gaming are 1-4 across their last five outings, with just one overtime win against V1dar and four losses against BIG Academy, 500, ECSTATIC, and MARSK.

Nexus Gaming Squad & Team News


Nexus Gaming re-signed Ersin "ERSIN" Chiriac in January.

  • Ersin "ERSIN" Chiriac
  • Catalin-Ionut "BTN" Stanescu
  • Cosmin "ragga" Teodorescu
  • Adrian "XELLOW" Guță
  • Alexandru "s0und" Ștefan

Verdict

Astralis are a significantly stronger team than Nexus Gaming, who are a second-division Counter-Strike squad. They've also not shown anything inspiring over the last two weeks, which makes it even more difficult to believe that Nexus can accomplish anything in EU RMR.

On the other hand, Astralis are not to be trusted. They're a very inconsistent team and more than capable of losing to anyone, especially in the BO1 series. This likely won't be the case here, but I would much rather trust Nexus to win at least eight rounds than Astralis to cover a 6-round handicap.

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