ELEAGUE Major Boston 2018 Odds Favor FaZe & SK Gaming
December 18, 2017
ELEAGUE Major Boston 2018 will witness the grand showdown of top CounterStrike: GO teams at the G-Fuel ELEAGUE Arena and Agganis Arena from Jan. 12 to 28 next year. The event will have 24 teams fighting for a massive prize pool worth $1 million.
FaZe Clan gets the attention of esports betting bookmakers despite being part of the Krakow’s Fallen or those who placed the lowest in the PGL Major Krakow 2017. The second favored team for the upcoming ELEAGUE Major is SK Gaming who is one of the top placers in the previous PGL Major Krakow.
FaZe Clan and SK Gaming Lead the Odds Race
William Hill and Bet365 will cover ELEAGUE Major in Boston next year, and Bet365 has already released odds for the said event. Bet365 sets FaZe as the team to win with odds of 5.00 while SK Gaming follows closely with odds of 5.50.
FaZe’s recent major win is at the Esports Championship Series Season 4. The team won 2:1 against Mousesports and took home $250,000. But, the team has not been consistent with its performance. FaZe finished dead last in the PGL Krakow tournament where it lost against BIG with 8:16.
Despite FaZe’s loss, bookmakers might be eyeing the two new additions to the team after the PGL tournament. One is Olofmeister and GuardiaN who are both good with the AWP rifle. The two contributed to Faze’s win at the ESL One: New York and ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier this year.
Meanwhile, SK Gaming is one of the recognized esports teams in the CS:GO scene. It has taken home five premier tournaments this year. This includes the ESL Pro League Season 6 – Finals, ESL One: Cologne, and Intel Extreme Masters XII – Sydney. SK Gaming took the win from FaZe Clan in these events. The team even won eight out of nine grand finals while playing on LAN.
The SK Gaming roster has the likes of coldzera who is considered as unmatched in terms of frag rates. His main role is a rifler and players with an AWP rifle as a secondary role. The team’s leader is FalleN who is the most influential players in the Brazilian esports scene. Bookmakers are likely to be eyeing the talents of SK Gaming when it gave the team the second highest odds possible.
How ELEAGUE Major Boston Will Be Played
There are three stages in the ELEAGUE Major tournament. The first is the New Challengers Stage where eight of the low-placing teams of the PGL Major Krakow and winners of the Minors’ Champions tournament will fight against each other. The second is the New Legends stage where the high-placing PGL Major Krakow is playing against each other.
The third is the New Champions Stage which is also considered the playoffs. The quarterfinals and semifinals are a best-of-three series, single elimination bracket format. First prize of the tournament is $500,000 and second prize is $150,000.