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Roobet Cup 2023 Betting Odds – 16 CS2 Teams Fight For The Lion's Share Of $250,000
- Roobet Cup 2023 kicks off on Wednesday, October 25, 2023
- 16 Counter-Strike Teams
- $250,000 prize pool
Roobet Cup 2023
Roobet Cup 2023 is an upcoming Counter-Strike 2 tournament, succeeding Intel Extreme Masters Sydney 2023 as the second official S-Tier Counter-Strike 2 event. The tournament will be played online, on European servers, welcoming 16 teams from Europe, South America, and the CIS region, who'll fight for the lion's share of the $250,000 prize pool.
As one of the first CS2 tournaments, Roobet Cup 2023 promises to introduce some volatility, which could lead to a couple of upsets and unexpected results. However, while we're bound to see some teams flop, the esports betting sites have made it very clear which squads are expected to do well.
Ranked no.5 in the world, Heroic (6.00) enter Roobet Cup as joint favourites with their rivals, Astralis (6.00), who currently sit at no.8 in the global Counter-Strike rankings. Both are elite teams who have accomplished a lot over the last few years, but that applies more to Heroic than it does to Astralis.
Heroic made the semifinals of BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023, IEM Dallas 2023, and Gamers8 2023, and won BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023. However, in September, Heroic produced one of the worst tournament showings in history, with a 21st-28th-place finish at ESL Pro League Season 18.
Shortly after, Heroic parted ways with long-time in-game leader Casper "cadiaN" Møller and have yet to announce a replacement. The departure of cadiaN alone should completely change the dynamic of how Heroic will play, and while the team could become stronger, it seems highly unlikely that it will happen so soon.
Astralis, on the other side, haven't won much this season. They had their moments with a top-four finish at Pinnacle Cup V and IEM Cologne 2023 in August, but then, they placed 13th-16th at ESL Pro League Season 18. Yet the most concerning thing about both favourites is that neither team has played an official CS2 tournament, so we don't know how well they'll do.
Team Spirit (6.00) are not even ranked inside the top 20 in the global rankings (no.24), but they share the same odds on the Roobet Cup 2023 outright betting market. This might not seem right, but Team Spirit have looked decent over the last month.
The Russian squad won Dunav Party LAN in August and added two more titles from RES Eastern European Masters: Fall 2023 and Thunderpick World Championship 2023: European Series #2 in September. Moreover, Spirit made the semifinals at ESL Challenger at DreamHack Winter 2023: European Qualifier, where they gained some experience playing on CS2.
Virtus.pro (7.00) and Monte (9.00) join the list of dangerous outsiders; however, they come with an asterisk. Virtus.pro have not played an official CS2 match yet. Monte is in a better spot, as they placed top four at ESL Pro League Season 18 and then added quarterfinals at IEM Sydney 2023.
Both teams have shown some glimpses of greatness over the last few weeks, but neither has played a CS2 match yet, so it remains to be seen how their form will translate.
Fnatic (10.00), Eternal Fire (13.00), and FURIA (13.00) can do some damage at Roobet Cup 2023, but neither seems capable of going all the way. Fnatic are reportedly getting ready to make roster changes, which never helps with the team morale, and they haven't looked great in their recent tournament appearances.
Fnatic finished ESL Pro League Season 18 in 13th-16th and ninth-12th at IEM Sydney 2023. In both events, Fnatic got knocked out knocked out by Monte, which doesn't work in their favour, but they have produced some good results.
Eternal Fire have the talent to be competitive, and they showed it with a quarterfinal appearance at ESL Pro League Season 18. But EF haven't played a single game since, which, combined with the fact that EF have no experience on CS2, makes it tough to believe that they'll make it far.
FURIA Esports are a bit inconsistent, which is the main reason why it's fair to doubt them. The Brazilian squad crashed out of ESL Pro League in 13th-16th but placed top-four at BLAST Premier: Fall American Showdown 2023 and won BGS Esports 2023. It wouldn't be the most shocking thing to see FURIA make a deep run. But a lot will have to go their way to win the whole tournament.
Aurora (19.00) and Apeks (19.00) are priced as outsiders, and rightly so. Neither team has looked great recently, and while the transition to CS2 might give them a chance to turn things around, expecting either team to make it very far after they've shown recently is too optimistic.
Likewise, OG (26.00), Movistar Riders (26.00), and 9z Team (101.00) shouldn't accomplish much at Roobet Cup 2023.OG and Movistar Riders might take some games, but 9z are in complete shambles due to recent player departures, which will likely see them play with their coach as a stand-in.
Even with a full roster, 9z would struggle, but their current situation makes it highly unlikely for 9z to find any success.
Roobet Cup 2023 is set to kick off on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, and conclude on Thursday, November 2, with the grand finals.
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