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FlyQuest vs Virtus.pro Tips & Odds – IEM Chengdu 2024

08 Apr 2024
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  • FlyQUest vs Virtus.pro Counter-Strike betting picks for Tuesday, April 9, in the second round of Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 (16:30 CST)
  • Virtus.pro are priced as favourites
  • FlyQuest are fresh off a big victory
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FlyQuest vs Virtus.pro Predictions


FlyQuest and Virtus.pro will lock horns on Tuesday, April 9, in the second round of Group B at Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024. It'll mark their first meeting of the year, and according to the Counter-Strike betting odds, Virtus.pro should win.
  • FlyQuest vs Virtus.pro Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • FlyQuest Form
  • FlyQuest Squad & Team News
  • Virtus.pro Form
  • Virtus.pro Squad & Team News

Counter-Strike bookmakers have Virtus.pro priced as 1.20 favourites to defeat FlyQuest, who are 4.33 underdogs for the upcoming series. Even though FlyQuest upset Cloud9 in the first round of the group stage, winning a best-of-one and a best-of-three are two entirely different things.

  • Virtus.pro crushed Wildcard Gaming 13-1 in the first round
  • FlyQuest played well in the opening round but are not expected to achieve the same level of success on Tuesday
  • These two rosters have yet to meet

Head to Head


Virtus.pro and FlyQuest have yet to meet this season.

FlyQuest Form


FlyQuest entered Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 as one of the weakest teams. Hailing from the Oceanic region, the ex-Grayhound roster failed to establish themselves as the top contenders in their region and recently crashed out of the regional RMR, thus missing their chance to attend the Major.

However, despite all the hiccups leading to the IEM Chengdu 2024, FlyQuest defeated the formidable Cloud9 in the first round with 13-6. It was an excellent display from the perpetual underdogs, who outclassed one of the strongest squads at the tournament.

It's important to note that it was a best-of-one series, which typically helps the underdogs more than it does the favourites. Still, FlyQuest performed well and deserved to defeat Cloud9. Now the question is whether they'll manage another upset against a vastly superior team.

FlyQuest Squad & Team News


No roster changes for FlyQuest.

  • Joshua "INS" Potter
  • Alistair "aliStair" Johnston
  • Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas
  • Declan "Vexite" Portelli
  • Christopher "dexter" Nong

Virtus.pro Form


Virtus.pro are currently ranked as the world's no.9 team, but they could've sat much higher had Virtus.pro performed better at the recent Major. In Denmark, Virtus.pro struggled a bit too much and crashed out of the Elimination Stage with losses against Imperial, Eternal Fire, and G2 Esports. However, they defeated paiN Gaming and Heroic.

Before the Major, Virtus.pro won PGL Major Copenhagen 2024: European RMR A and BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2024, but they weren't nearly as convincing at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024, where they crashed out in 17th-20th place.

Form-wise, Virtus.pro are in a fairly decent spot. They have mostly done well against weaker opponents and even took games from stronger squads. And a very good testament to their ability to trash weaker sides was Virtus.pro's 13-1 victory against Wildcard Gaming in the opening round of IEM Chengdu 2024.

Virtus.pro Squad & Team News


No changes for Virtus.pro.

  • Dzhami "Jame" Ali
  • Evgeniy "FL1T" Lebedev
  • David "n0rb3r7" Daniyelyan 
  • Petr "fame" Bolyshev
  • Nikolay "mir" Bityukov

Verdict

FlyQuest surpassed everyone's expectations with their victory against Cloud9 in the opening round of the group stage. However, Cloud9 aren't the most consistent team, and we must take into consideration that it was the opening match of the tournament and a best-of-one series.

The upcoming match will be best-of-three, which makes it significantly harder for the underdogs to cause an upset. That explains why Virtus.pro are priced as such big favourites despite FlyQuest's success on Monday.

However, there's still a world where FlyQuest take a map, and we're getting a better offer on that compared to Virtus.pro sweeping. While there is some risk betting against Virtus.pro, who performed relatively well at the Major and have consistently done well against weaker teams, FlyQuest are not as weak as they're portrayed to be.

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