We won’t be sending out any more bets for this tournament. There are only three days left, but sadly, due to some time constraints, we have to make a decision to cut this one out. You can still find some value if you are following the tournament since the bookmakers like Bet365, Unibet, and other soft bookmakers are not keeping a close eye on competitions like this one.
We did okay as far as results go. There isn’t any data that you can go by when predicting the tournament, so I tried using Faceit results at the start of the tournament when there is literally zero information on some teams, and it did us well on the first two days, but after that, the bookmakers adjusted the odds, and that kind of edge was gone – that was the reason why we dropped the stake from 1 to 0.50 units per bet.
We wagered a total of 31 Units for a Net Profit of 4.62 Units, 14.90% ROI while holding a hit rate of 51.1%. Of course, there were some unlucky losses with teams dropping enormous leads, but that’s how the betting goes. In the end, all you can do is find other value bets, and the luck balances it out.
If any of our premium members have any questions about the matches, we are glad to help you out with some of our thoughts but don’t expect any official bets for the remainder of the online stage. As for future coverage, we might do something with the LPL Pro League Season 8 playoffs, which starts on Tuesday with two semi-final matches between Dire Wolves vs Rooster and Chiefs vs Paradox.
Tier 1 CS:GO is currently on break, and we will return soon after that with predictions for the ESL Pro League, starting on Monday, August 16.
The current frontrunners will face NAVI Junior today and are priced around 1.40 to take the W, which overrates them a little. Sure, they are the best team at the tournament, but against a team with so much talent like NAVI Junior, things can turn sour very quickly.
Mouz NXT’s last two matches of the tournament are against two of the worst teams in Astralis Talent and FURIA Academy, and you would have to favour them to come away with a win, but at the same time, these two teams will be desperate for a W, and mouz NXT might not try as hard against a resilient team like VP.Prodigy, since there is nothing on the line for them.
Young Ninjas sit in second in the standings with 21 points. They have three matches left against Fnatic Rising, FURIA Academy, and BIG Academy, which suggests they should be able to stay in the top three.
I don’t really agree with the bookmakers who have priced Young Ninjas as a 1.34 favorite against Fnatic Rising for today’s match. But as far as their remaining two outings are concerned, the odds look spot on.
If you need a bet today, Fnatic Rising to beat Young Ninjas seems like the way to go – 3.09 at Pinnacle.
BIG Academy have managed as many points as Young Ninjas (21), but they are currently ranked third due to a worse rounds difference. Today, the Germans will face off against one of the worst teams at the tournament, FURIA Academy, and they should get it done fairly comfortably.
Looking at their remaining two bouts, BIG Academy will face VP.Prodigy tomorrow and Young Ninjas on Sunday – two matches that can go either way.
NAVI Junior have the same feel as their main roster; they can win or lose against any team. They are playing against mouz NXT today, and if you are looking for a bet, they should not be priced as high as 2.80.
Tomorrow, NAVI Junior will face Fnatic Rising, which seems like a coinflip of a match, so there is some value backing Fnatic at 2.21. Their last match of the WePlay League online stage will be against FURIA Academy on Sunday. They are the better team than the Brazilians, but the odds seem on point.
Fnatic Rising are a well-run team; they have help from golden and their IGL is also an analyst for the main Fnatic roster, so they are in good hands. They haven’t had much practice before the tournament, and their map pool isn’t very big, but that is to be expected from a new team.
Fnatic will face off against Young Ninjas today, and as mentioned above, they have no business being priced as high as they are. On Saturday, Fnatic Rising will meet with NAVI Junior, and once again, they are underrated at 2.20.
As for their final match on Sunday, Fnatic Rising will meet Astralis Talent. They should be able to win, but you never know as Astralis Talent can either completely collapse or actually play some good CS.
As mentioned above, Astralis Talent can play good CS; they won twice against NAVI Junior, once against VP.Prodigy and once against FURIA Academy. However, they were also blown out of the server on multiple occasions.
Today, they’ll face VP.Prodigy, where you can make a solid case for betting on both teams, so this is a skip for me. They face mouz NXT and Fnatic Rising in their remaining two outings, which they should have no business winning, but you never know, they might show up and prove me wrong.
VP.Prodigy have lost some really close games and had some severe problems closing out matches in the early stages of the tournament. The Russians have managed only three wins so far and now have only three more games left to be played.
VP.Prodigy’s next three opponents are Astralis Talent, BIG Academy and mouz NXT, and they can hope to claim at least one win to qualify for the playoffs.
Like VP.Prodigy, FURIA Academy have managed only three wins but have a slightly worse round difference. They started the tournament with a bang, but then everything fell apart.
Their last three fixtures will be crucial for FURIA Academy; however, things aren’t looking too good for them since they will need to play BIG Academy, Young Ninjas and NAVI Junior (pretty much the top three teams).
FURIA Academy will need a miracle to qualify for the next stage of the tournament, and I don’t believe they’ll manage to do it.
This concludes our Counter-Strike: Global Offensive betting coverage for the online stage of WePlay Academy League. We might return for the playoffs (August 27-29); however, you can expect our CS:GO esports betting coverage to continue on August 16, with the ESL Pro League Season 14.