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Natus Vincere vs FlyQuest Tips & Odds – ESL Pro League Season 19

30 Apr 2024
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  • Natus Vincere vs FlyQuest Counter-Strike betting tips for Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 19 (13:30 CEST)
  • FlyQuest are expected to lose
  • Natus Vincere are the reigning Major champions
Fans of team Natus Vincere
Fans of team Natus Vincere (Getty Images)

Natus Vincere vs FlyQuest Predictions


Natus Vincere and FlyQuest will meet on Wednesday, May 1, in the opening round of Group D at ESL Pro League Season 19. It'll mark their first clash ever, and according to the esports betting odds, Natus Vincere should win.
  • Natus Vincere vs FlyQuest Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Natus Vincere Form
  • Natus Vincere Squad & Team News
  • FlyQuest Form
  • FlyQuest Squad & Team News

Counter-Strike bookmakers have Natus Vincere priced as 1.14 favourites and FlyQuest as 5.00 underdogs, suggesting it should be a very one-sided game. And considering what the teams have shown recently, that sounds like a fair assessment.

  • Natus Vincere are in excellent form
  • FlyQuest have recently placed top-eight at Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024
  • Natus Vincere should win

Head to Head


FlyQuest and Natus Vincere have never met before.

Natus Vincere Form


Natus Vincere enter ESL Pro League Season 19 as one of the main favourites to win the tournament, and it's easy to see why. Since the start of the year, Natus Vincere have won BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2024, placed seventh-eighth at IEM Katowice 2024, and, at the end of March, won the PGL Major Copenhagen 2024.

Winning the Major alone should put NaVi on the map as one of the strongest teams travelling to Malta; however, there's one thing we have to note. Despite their excellent form, Natus Vincere haven't played a single official match in a month, so unlike FlyQuest, they'll be a bit rusty.

Natus Vincere Squad & Team News


No changes for Natus Vincere.

  • Valerij "b1t" Vakhovsjkyj
  • Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen
  • Justinas "jL" Lekavicius
  • Ivan "iM" Mihai
  • Ihor "w0nderful" Zhdanov

FlyQuest Form


Since moving under a new banner, FlyQuest has appeared in only two events, and they've looked solid. At the start of April, FlyQuest attended Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024, where they nearly made it through the group stage. They won against Cloud9 and Nemiga Gaming, while their only defeats came against Virtus.pro and the eventual finalists, FaZe Clan.

Two weeks later, FlyQuest won Esports World Cup 2024: Oceanic Qualifier with ease, sweeping Mindfreak, Rooster, and Bad News Kangaroos, establishing themselves as the top Counter-Strike esports team in the Oceanic region.

Their success in the domestic qualifiers doesn't really mean much, but we saw FlyQuest play well against some of the world's top teams in Chengdu. So, while they're likely not going to win ESL Pro League Season 19, FlyQuest proved they can bite.

FlyQuest Squad & Team News


No changes for FlyQuest.

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

Verdict

Natus Vincere are clear favourites to win this match. They're an elite team and the reigning Major champions, which alone is a good testament to their quality. However, Natus Vincere have long been known as a team that starts any tournament slow, and that hasn't changed even after numerous roster changes.

They're also against a weaker but resilient team, who had a chance to warm up for ESL Pro League at IEM Chengdu 2024, whereas Natus Vincere haven't played a game in over a month. Considering they're slow starters and rusty, Natus Vincere don't look like a good bet at the offered price, so I'd rather trust FlyQuest to win a map.

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