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GamerLegion vs M80 Tips & Odds – IEM Katowice 2024

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30 Jan 2024
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  • GamerLegion vs M80 Counter-Strike betting predictions for Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024 (15:30 CET)
  • GamerLegion are priced as favourites
  • M80's second Big Event
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GamerLegion vs M80 Predictions


GamerLegion and M80 will meet on Wednesday, January 31, in the first round of the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024 Play-In stage. They've never met before, and according to the CS betting odds, GamerLegion should win.
  • GamerLegion vs M80 Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • GamerLegion Form
  • GamerLegion Squad & Team News
  • M80 Form
  • M80 Squad & Team News

Esports bookmakers have GamerLegion priced as 1.44 favourites to defeat M80, who enter the match as 2.62 underdogs. Even though GamerLegion are not in great form, they're still higher rated than M80, which explains the offer.

  • GamerLegion are ranked 19th in the global Counter-Strike rankings
  • M80 are in good form
  • M80 travel to Poland with a stand-in

Head to Head


GamerLegion and M80 have never met before

GamerLegion Form


GamerLegion travel to Poland with a 1-9 record, which stretches back to the second round of Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 at the end of November. They've since attended just three events and just one this month - BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2024.

In Denmark, GamerLegion failed to produce much. Despite starting the tournament strong, beating FaZe Clan 2-0, GamerLegion ran out of steam and lost against Team Liquid and the rematch against FaZe, ending the event in ninth-12th place.

Given their lack of matches over the last two months, it's difficult to say how good GamerLegion are, and their recent defeats against stronger teams don't prove much either. Still, they have the talent and experience to do well in big Counter-Strike events.

GamerLegion Squad & Team News


No recent changes for GamerLegion.

  • Isak "isak" Fahlén
  • Frederik "acoR" Gyldstrand
  • Nicolas "Keoz" Dgus
  • Sebastian "volt" Maloș
  • Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski

M80 Form


M80 have attended just one other Big Event since the team came together in July 2023. They played at ESL Pro League Season 18 but exited the tournament in last place. Since then, M80 have competed in domestic tournaments, including ESEA Cash Cup, ESL Challenger League, and Mythic Winter Cup and did well.

Earlier this month, M80 also won Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024: North American Qualifier, proving that they're a very competitive side in the North American region. However, facing European teams such as GamerLegion will be a huge step up in competition for them.

M80 Squad & Team News


On January 28, Marcus "maNkz" Kjeldsen stepped down from M80's active roster. He got replaced by coach Rory "dephh" Jackson.

  • Rory "dephh" Jackson
  • Michael "Swisher" Schmid
  • Ethan "reck" Serrano
  • Mario "malbsMd" Samayoa
  • Fritz "slaxz-" Dietrich

Verdict

GamerLegion are a far more experienced Counter-Strike team, with better results in Big Events than M80. Their record isn't perfect and far worse than M80's; however, GamerLegion also had to play significantly better teams over that stretch.
 
While GamerLegion should handle M80 easily, this is a best-of-one game, which adds a bit more volatility. Still, M80 are playing with their coach, so it's tough to take their side in this affair.

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