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Team Vitality vs Heroic Tips & Odds – Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2024

30 May 2024
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  • Team Vitality vs Heroic Counter-Strike betting picks for Friday, May 31, 2024, in the first round of Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2024 playoffs (16:15 CDT)
  • Team Vitality are priced as favourites
  • Heroic are in good form
Heroic
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Team Vitality vs Heroic Predictions


Team Vitality and Heroic will meet on Friday, May 31, in the first round of Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2024 playoffs. It’ll mark their first meeting since PGL Major Copenhagen European RMRs, when Vitality won, and according to the Counter-Strike betting odds, they should win again.
  • Team Vitality vs Heroic Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Team Vitality Form
  • Team Vitality Squad & Team News
  • Heroic Form
  • Heroic Squad & Team News

Counter-Strike bookmakers have Team Vitality priced as 1.28 favourites to defeat Heroic, who enter the match as 3.30 underdogs. Since Vitality are one of the main candidates to win the tournament, the offered number makes sense, even though Heroic looked good in the group stage.

  • Heroic eliminated the reigning Major champions, Natus Vincere
  • Team Vitality placed second in Group A
  • Team Vitality (#3) are higher-rated than Heroic (#12)

Head to Head


Team Vitality and Heroic last met during the PGL Major Copenhagen European RMRs when Vitality won. However, Heroic came out ahead in their previous meeting during IEM Katowice 2024. 

  • Team Vitality 13-3 Heroic – February 19, 2024
  • Heroic 2-1 Team Vitality – February 5, 2024

Team Vitality Form


Team Vitality are the current no.3 Counter-Strike esports team in the world, and one of the main favourites to win Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2024. They’re in excellent form, having recently reached the semifinals of PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 and the finals of ESL Pro League Season 19.

Vitality managed to carry over their momentum to IEM Dallas, where they performed well in the group stage but ended up short and lost the finals against 9z Team (0-2). Prior to that loss, Vitality defeated Monte (16-12) and G2 Esports (2-0).

Losing against 9z Team sounds concerning, but the Brazilian squad have been on fire, went against all odds and secured a direct bye into the semifinals. However, you’d still expect to see more from Vitality, who should’ve performed better against a second-tier squad such as 9z.

Team Vitality Squad & Team News


No changes for Team Vitality.

  • Dan "apEX" Madesclaire
  • Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut
  • Lotan "Spinx" Giladi
  • Shahar "flameZ" Shushan
  • William "mezii" Merriman

Heroic Form


Heroic reached the IEM Dallas 2024 playoffs by placing third in Group B. They started the tournament with a 4-13 loss to Virtus.pro, before picking up the pace in the lower bracket, where Heroic defeated M80 (2-.0), Natus Vincere (2-0), and BIG (2-0).

Heroic showed some improvement in Group B lower bracket and they looked very dominant in their wins. Against Natus Vincere, they dropped just 17 total rounds (13-8, 13-7), and against BIG, they were just as convincing with 13-7, 13-4.

Beating BIG or the struggling NaVi and beating Vitality are two entirely different things. However, that doesn’t take away from the fact that Heroic have been playing well. 

Heroic Squad & Team News


Heroic signed Abdulkhalik "degster" Gasanov as a replacement for Nico "nicoodoz" Tamjidi on May 12.

  • René "TeSeS" Madsen
  • Rasmus "sjuush" Beck
  • Guy "NertZ" Iluz
  • Damjan "kyxsan" Stoilkovski
  • Abdulkhalik "degster" Gasanov

Verdict

Team Vitality are objectively a better team than Heroic. They performed admirably well in their recent tournament endeavours and have shown good performances in the IEM Dallas 2024 group stage. But Vitality also lost to the 9z Team, which proves that they’re not untouchable.

Heroic have yet to face a team as potent as Vitality this tournament, yet their recent wins against BIG and Natus Vincere prove that Heroic have what it takes to face Vitality and make the evening harder for them.
 
It wouldn’t be the biggest shock to see Heroic win, but I would prefer to take their side with a map advantage. At 1.68, Heroic with a +1.5 map handicap is an excellent offer.

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