100 Thieves vs. Team Liquid Preview & Prediction - Free CS:GO Betting Picks 6/30

100 Thieves and Team Liquid will face each other in the upper bracket round 1 of the cs_summit North America. Valve had to push back the ESL One Rio Major to November due to the global travel restrictions arising out of the coronavirus pandemic. With the new dates for the Major, Valve announced several Regional Major Ranking events, which would serve as the deciding factor for sending out team invitations to the Major.

100 Thieves Preview

The 17th ranked 100 Thieves has a very skewed history against Team Liquid. The two teams have faced each other twenty-two times, with team Liquid winning eighteen of these matches.

Their CS:GO roster has adapted well to Vertigo and has put forth some amazing plays on the A bombsite. With quick executes and precision smokes, 100 Thieves is able to take over the bombsite with no problems. However, as their opponents study their gameplay, the team has to innovate and stay ahead of the curve. Whether they will do so against Team Liquid, one of their arch-rivals is a different question. With a 1.18 rating, jKs will go up against the individual player brilliance on Team Liquid side.

Team Liquid Preview

Team Liquid has slipped out of the top ten rankings after several years. The team’s inconsistent performances and lackluster results against fellow North American squads have been a big reason for the drop in rankings.

On paper, Team Liquid has one of the most talented and skill rosters in CS:GO. However, with multiple players out of form or performing poorly, Team Liquid’s chances against top tier teams seem in jeopardy. The team’s recent matches include losses to FURIA and Evil Geniuses.

EliGE has been the standout performer on the team and continues to put up big numbers despite the lack of a similar performance from his teammates. With a 1.19 rating, EliGE has been holding the torch for Liquid fans. Meanwhile, Stewie2k has seen a massive drop in form and this has been one of the crucial reasons for Team Liquid’s lack of results. Team Liquid has the advantage against 100 Thieves on Nuke, Overpass and Dust2.

Pick: Team Liquid Spread -1.5 Maps (+150 @ Bovada)

Team Liquid has won against 100 Thieves in their last six head-to-head encounters. Despite Team Liquid’s lack of form, the players are extremely confident against the 100 Thieves lineup. This confidence should translate into victory and I am going with Team Liquid to take this series with a 2-0 scoreline.

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