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BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 Betting Odds – All Eyes On FaZe Clan
- BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 is set to kick off on November 22, 2023
- Eight Counter-Strike 2 teams
- $425,000 prize pool and invite to BLAST Premier World Final
BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 (credit: via royalarena.dk)
BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 is an upcoming Counter-Strike 2 esports tournament set to kick off on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. The event will take place at Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, and conclude four days later, on Sunday, November 26, when the top two teams will clash for the lion's share of the $425,000 prize pool and a direct invite to BLAST Premier World Final 2023.
Featuring eight Counter-Strike teams, BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 promises to be an exciting event. While it will welcome some of the world's top teams, the offered esports betting odds make it very clear which teams should do well and which are likely to struggle to accomplish much.
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||41.00|
The Main Favourites
According to the outright BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 betting odds, FaZe Clan (2.26) are the clear favourites to win the tournament, which makes sense. Even though FaZe Clan haven't accomplished much this season, they've recently found serious momentum.
Since the Counter-Strike scene transitioned to Counter-Strike 2, FaZe Clan shifted into a higher gear and now look like an entirely different beast. Following two disappointing performances at Gamers8 2023 (ninth-16th) and ESL Pro League Season 18 (ninth-12th), FaZe Clan quickly established themselves as the best CS2 team in the world.
They've won three consecutive Counter-Strike 2 tournaments, including Intel Extreme Masters Sydney 2023 and ThunderPick World Championship 2023, and earlier this month added another title at CS Asia Championships 2023. Even more impressive is that FaZe Clan have lost just one game since the transition to CS2, and even that was the first match of IEM Sydney 2023.
Ahead of BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023, FaZe Clan are unbeaten across 13 series, which alone is a strong testament to this team's strength and a big reason why FaZe Clan are expected to do well at BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023.
Underdogs That Can Do Well
Team Vitality enter BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 as the second favourites, priced at 4.50 on the outright betting markets. Unlike FaZe Clan, Vitality have accomplished a lot throughout the year and ended the CS:GO era as one of the top teams in the world.
They won Gamers8 2023 and made the ESL Pro League Season 18 quarterfinals. However, since the transition to CS2, Vitality haven't looked great. They've attended just one CS2 tournament (IEM Sydney 2023) and placed 13th-16th. Since then, they've not played an official match.
Even though it's not fair to judge a team based on just one shaky tournament performance, Vitality have only two official matches on CS2, and both ended in a loss. So, while this is still a very talented roster, the lack of practice on the game's new version leaves us with more questions than answers.
Cloud9 (7.50) join the list of potential outsiders that can do well at BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023, but much like Vitality, they've not looked great recently. In October, C9 won BLAST Premier: Fall European Showdown 2023, then exited IEM Sydney 2023 in ninth-12th place, and at the start of November, reached the semifinals of ThunderPick World Championships 2023.
Not the best results, but Cloud9 have looked better since the addition of Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhaylov. So while C9 still have a lot more to prove, they're not to be underestimated.
Likewise, Natus Vincere (8.00) are not to be ignored, regardless of the team's lack of flashy results. The major roster overhaul during the summer break has not led to any notable results. With Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyljev stepping away from the game, NaVi look much different than how they did earlier this year.
This also explains why NaVi are priced as 8.00 underdogs and why they're not expected to do well at BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023. But with the amount of talent on this roster, NaVi can definitely do some noise.
Complexity (7.00) join the group of teams that can be considered dangerous underdogs. Even though Complexity have looked terrible for most of the year, the NA squad found some traction lately and made the finals of IEM Sydney 2023. Since then, Complexity have crashed out of ThunderPick World Championship 2023 in ninth-12th place; however, they got eliminated by the eventual finalists, MOUZ.
Teams That Will Struggle
Heroic (11.00) are priced as one of the outsiders to win BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023, and that makes sense. The Danish squad has recently lost two of its best players, who are set to join Astralis and have yet to find permanent replacements.
Moreover, the Danes lost their star IGL in October, which leaves Heroic without some of the key players that helped this team dominate throughout the season. Astralis (13.00) are also not expected to do well, which is directly related to the ongoing roster changes, which will lead to the departure of two of Astralis members.
The team has yet to confirm who will get cut short, but with changes looming, the morale in the team can't be high.
Lastly, we have Ninjas in Pyjamas (41.00), who like Heroic and Astralis decided to replace some of its players and recently acquired Alejandro "ALEX" Masanet and Patrick "es3tag" Hansen. Even though the changes should help the team bounce back from their dry streak, NiP haven't had enough time for the players to gel, which puts a huge question mark on this team and their chances to do well.
BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 kicks off on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
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