Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 Predictions
Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 is an upcoming Counter-Strike 2 esports tournament set to take place at Espoo Metro Arena, in Espoo, Finland. The tournament will kick off on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, and conclude on Sunday, December 3.
Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 will welcome eight Counter-Strike 2 teams; however, according to the offered betting odds, there are just three teams – MOUZ, ENCE, and Complexity – who are expected to do well. That makes a lot of sense, considering how much the three squads have achieved over the last couple of months, but as always, there's room for upsets.
- MOUZ are the leading favourites to win Elisa Masters Espoo 2023
- ENCE with a new roster
- We shouldn't count out some of the outsiders
Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 Betting Odds
Esports betting sites have already released Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 outright betting odds, which have been moving over the last week, mainly due to the roster changes. This mainly concerns ENCE, who recently announced a new head coach and in-game leader, yet despite bolstering their lineup, ENCE are not expected to do as well as MOUZ.
MOUZ are the leading favourites to win Elisa Masters Espoo 2023, which isn't too surprising, considering they've looked great throughout November. Yet it's not like ENCE or Complexity haven't shown much. All three teams have a lot going for them, and as it seems, any of the three can come out on top.
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According to the offered Counter-Strike 2 betting odds, MOUZ (3.50) are the main favourites to win Elisa Masters Espoo 2023. That shouldn't surprise anyone.
MOUZ enter the tournament in excellent form and good results under their belts. The international squad won ESL Pro League Season 18 in October and haven't stopped since the transition to CS2. They made semifinals of Intel Extreme Masters Sydney 2023, the quarterfinals of Thunderpick World Championship 2023, and the finals of CS Asia Championships 2023.
In all three tournaments, MOUZ were eliminated by the eventual champions, FaZe Clan, which proves two things – FaZe Clan are very good and that MOUZ only lose games against top teams. Since FaZe Clan aren't attending Elisa Masters Espoo 2023, it's fair to assume that MOUZ will do well. But there are other teams in the mix to win the event.
Still, gla1ve is arguably one of the best in-game leaders in the scene, and we know what teams under kuben have accomplished. If things fall into place, ENCE will be a force to be reckoned with.
Another team that has the potential to be extremely good is Complexity (4.00), who enter Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 as the third favourites to win it all. Complexity looked very shaky on CS:GO, but found momentum since the transition to the new game.
Over the last couple of months, Complexity have shown its ability to perform at the top level with strong performances at IEM Sydney 2023 and BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023. At Thunderpick World Championship 2023, Complexity looked a bit shaky, which puts a question mark on them and their consistency. Still, we've seen them do extremely well against elite teams.
Underdogs That Might Impress
FURIA (7.00), Apeks (10.00), GamerLegion (13.00), Fnatic (17.00), and HAVU (51.00) are all priced as underdogs on the Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 outright betting market. And there are reasons for it.
HAVU don't belong in this competition, as they're a second-tier team – and not even a good one. This squad lacks the talent to compete with the top dogs, and barring any surprises, HAVU should exit Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 very early.
Fnatic could do well, but their recent roster changes don't make much sense. After releasing three of its players, Fnatic found replacements just in time for Elisa Masters Espoo 2023, but the additions seem more like a temporary solution, as Fnatic failed to sign any big names.
When we talk about GamerLegion, we get into the "what if" category. GamerLegion haven't looked terrible over the last few months and have done well at BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 (runner-up). Since then, GL haven't made it further than the top eight across four tournaments, but they always posted good performances against elite teams.
The main concern with GamerLegion is their lack of games on Counter-Strike 2 (just four). So, while GamerLegion have the talent to do well, we don't know how efficient they are on the game's new version.
Apeks and FURIA can both do well at Elisa Masters Espoo 2023, but they don't look quite as strong as the main favourites. This is mainly because neither team has shown much recently, hasn't faced good teams, or have been producing mixed results.
While they can take games off the top contenders, it seems unlikely for Apeks of FURIA to win the tournament.