NOTE: We have updated the ex-Polar Ace breakdown to reflect the changes made by Draftkings. It also appears that mada has returned for Oceanus, which would mean wippie is not starting tonight.
With CS Summit over, we move on to a brand new tournament, Mythic Invite League Season 1. This is a North America tournament featuring 16 invited teams that rank anywhere form #37th to #110th and even one unranked team. Very straight forward tournament as well with best of 3, single elimination. Let’s dig in and kick off another strong week of CSGO action!
Mythic Vs. Polar Ace
Mythic come in as -500 favorites, largest on the slate. They are headlined by the trio of zNf, flOm and Keiti with all 3 making for strong cash plays. DAVEY and Polen don’t feature nearly as strong of numbers, but considering their favorited by so much, you could take the value with either in hopes of a sweep.
Now that Draftkings has their player pool correct, we can see what the full Polar Ace squad looks like. cxzi appears to be their best player, but keep in mind the extremely small sample size. In general this is a stay away spot in cash. For GPP, I don’t mind the trio of cxzi, Wolffe and RenZ.
Consider: zNf, fl0m, Keiti (Cash/GPP) Davey (Value) Polen (Punt)
Prediction: 2-0 Mythic
Oceanus Vs. New England Whalers
Oceanus come in as +173 dogs. Update: It appears that mada is now back and replacing wippie. mada is currently not available on Draftkings. If he is added, he, penny and tweiss are cash plays, though risky ones. The double stack of the favorites will be the popular route.
The Whalers are the most well rounded team on the slate, putting all 5 guys in play. They are headlined by PwnAlone, who is our top projected play on the slate. Boobie is very cheap here considering his stats while ben1337 represents a solid punt.
Consider: whippie, penny, tweiss (GPP) PwnAlone, Rampage, djay (Cash/GPP) Boobie (Value) ben1337 (Punt)
Prediction: 2-1 New England Whalers
Note: Bold indicates a stronger lean for that player. All stats are over the course of the last 3 months.