Apeks vs. ex-MAD Lions Preview & Prediction- Free 6/28 CS: GO

The opponents will clash at the Playoffs round 1 in the Elisa Invitational Spring 2022 tournament this Wednesday. The tournament consists of 21 teams clashing for a top prize of $50,000. The playoff matches are played in the Single elimination Bo3 format. The best team will be awarded $25,000 while the runners-up will receive $7,000. The losing side will exit the tournament.

Apeks Team Stats and Latest Results

Apeks is ranked #57 in the world ranking and has been among the top 30 teams for 6 weeks. The Norwegian team has a 2-match win streak and has managed 6 wins from its last 10 games. The team is also part of the ongoing ESEA Advanced Season 41 Europe and has won 3 out of its first 4 matches. The team finished 5-6th at the IEM Dallas 2022 Europe Closed Qualifier, 9-12th at the Pinnacle Cup IV, and 13-16th at the REPUBLEAGUE Season 3 Closed Qualifier. Over the past 3 months, the team has attained a win rate of 64.0%.

Map win statistics over the past 3 months show an excellent win rate on Inferno (100.0%), Nuke (81.8%), Dust2 (66.7%), Mirage (63.6%), and Overpass (62.5%). On the other hand, the team failed to impress on Ancient (22.2%) and Vertigo (0.0%). The team’s current line-up has nawwk (1.12 player rating), chawzyyy (0.99), AcilioN (1.00), jkaem (1.16), and STYKO (1.04).

ex-MAD Lions Team Stats and Latest Results

ex-MAD Lions ranks #42 in the world ranking and has been among the top 30 teams for 10 weeks. At the Swiss round of the ongoing Elisa Invitational Spring 2022 tournament, the team won 3 out of its 5 matches and advanced to the playoff. The team is also part of the ongoing REPUBLEAGUE Season 3 tournament and is only 1 match away from the grand final. Considering their performance in past events, they finished 1-4th at the REPUBLEAGUE Season 3 Closed Qualifier and 9-12th at the ESL Challenger League Season 41 Europe. Over the past 3 months, the team has attained a win rate of 66.7% and won 6 out of its last 10 games.

Map win statistics over the past 3 months show an impressive win rate on Mirage (80.0%), Inferno (66.7%), and Dust2 (66.7%). The team also attained an average win rate on Ancient (50.0%), Nuke (50.0%), Overpass (50.0%), and Vertigo (50.0%). The team has a line-up that includes Buzz (1.02 player rating), TMB (1.01), Woro2k (1.16), jL (1.15), and REDSTAR (1.04).

Apeks vs. ex-MAD Lions H2H Record

Teams had no previous encounters and this will be their first H2H record.

Apeks vs. ex-MAD Lions Betting Preview

Both teams lead on 3 maps and this is an indication that we should expect an interesting matchup when they clash. Apeks has a better win rate on Inferno, Nuke, and Overpass while ex-MAD Lions has an advantage on Dust2, Mirage, and Ancient. There is no significant difference between the teams when it comes to their win rate. This match can go either way and the best prediction would be over 2.5 maps.

The Pick: Over 2.5 maps.

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