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ENCE vs G2 Esports Betting Tips & Odds – IEM Katowice 2024

04 Feb 2024
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  • ENCE vs G2 Esports Counter-Strike betting preview and predictions for Monday, February 5, at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024 (16:30 CET)
  • ENCE are priced as underdogs
  • Both teams have had their up-and-down moments
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ENCE vs G2 Esports Predictions


ENCE and G2 Esports will clash on Monday, February 5, in the second round of Group B at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024. It'll mark their first meeting since October 2023 and the first with their current rosters.
  • ENCE vs G2 Esports Predictions
  • ENCE Form
  • ENCE Squad & Team News 
  • G2 Esports Form
  • G2 Esports Squad & Team News

Esports betting sites have G2 Esports priced as 1.40 favourites to win the series and ENCE as 2.75 underdogs. Considering G2 Esports are higher rated, this makes sense, but ENCE have proven to be a solid team, capable of facing any squad in the world.

  • ENCE defeated the tournament favourites, Team Vitality
  • G2 Esports are 4-2 across their last five
  • ENCE are on a three-game winning streak

ENCE Form


ENCE enter this match on a three-game winning streak. They started IEM Katowice 2024 in the Play-in stage, where they beat Astralis and The MongolZ, later adding a huge 2-1 victory against Team Vitality in the first round of the group stage.

Admittedly, Team Vitality didn't play particularly well on Saturday, but that doesn't take away from ENCE's win and their ability to defeat the current no.1 Counter-Strike team in the world. 

Prior to their winning streak, ENCE haven't looked amazing with back-to-back losses against ENTERPRISE and BIG. However, those were their first two games of 2024 and the first in over one month.

ENCE Squad & Team News 


ENCE have not announced any changes.

  • Paweł "dycha" Dycha
  • Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander
  • Krzysztof "Goofy" Górski
  • Kacper "Kylar" Walukiewicz
  • Aleksander "hades" Miskiewicz

G2 Esports Form


G2 Esports looked rough at the end of 2023, with two fifth-sixth-place finishes at CCT Online Finals #5 and BLAST Premier: World Final 2023. At the start of 2024, they attended BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2024, where G2 Esports went 3-2 with wins against NiP (twice) and Team Liquid and two losses against Natus Vincere.

Even in the opening round of IEM Katowice 2024, G2 Esports didn't look amazing. They had to dig deep to defeat Heroic on Saturday. Granted, there's no denying that they were the better team on the day.

G2 Esports defeated Heroic, but they largely have Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov to thank as he singlehandedly won the series. Seeing all but one player on G2 struggle with their performances is concerning and a sign that G2 Esports might not be as solid as they perhaps should be.

G2 Esports Squad & Team News


No changes for G2 Esports.

  • Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov
  • Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač
  • Nikola "NiKo" Kovač
  • Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen
  • Nemanja "nexa" Isaković

Verdict

G2 Esports were priced as the second favourites to win IEM Katowice 2024 Group B, and with Vitality's slip-up, they're now the main team to watch. However, it's not like G2 Esports are in great form.

This is a very stacked roster, more than capable of winning big events, yet they're not playing at 100%. As seen in their series against Heroic, Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov is the only player who is doing any heavy lifting. Until we see more from NiKo and huNter-, G2 Esports won't be as dominant as they can be.

ENCE are a decent team, and their win against Vitality proves that they can compete against any top-rated squad. This should be a close and entertaining fixture.

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