Apeks vs. Tricked Preview & Prediction- Free 6/23 CS: GO

The opponents will cross paths at the lower bracket round 2 in the ESEA Advanced Season 41 Europe tournament this Thursday. The 2022 ESEA Advanced Edition is a relegation tournament where the best teams in Europe compete to secure a spot in the ESL Challenger League and a prize pool of $20,300. Playoff matches are played in a double-elimination best-of-three series, except for the grand final which is a best-of-five series. The winner of this match will progress to the lower bracket round 3 while the loser will be eliminated.

Apeks Team Stats and Latest Results

Apeks is ranked #44 in the world ranking and has been among the top 30 teams for 6 weeks. The Norwegian team is currently on a 1-match losing streak and has managed 5 wins from the last 10 games. At the ongoing ESEA Advanced Season 41 Europe tournament, the team defeated BLINK (2:0) but lost to BLUEJAYS (1:2). Considering their performance in past events, they 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, Apeks has attained a win rate of 65.5%.

Map win statistics over the past 3 months show an impressive win rate on Inferno (100.0%), Nuke (69.2%), Overpass (66.7%), Dust2 (60.0%), and Mirage (54.5%). On the other hand, the team failed to impress on Ancient (41.7%) and Vertigo (0.0%). The team line-up has nawwk (1.11 player rating), chawzyyy (0.99), AcilioN (0.99), jkaem (1.16), and STYKO (1.04).

Tricked eSports Team Stats and Latest Results

Tricked eSports is ranked #84 in the global ranking. The team won its last match and has also managed 4 wins from their last 10 games. The team’s last achievement was 3rd place in the Dust2.dk Ligaen Season 19 - Playoffs tournament which ended on April 10, 2022, and earned $365. The team finished 13-16th at the Esport Tour 2022 Series 1, 3rd at the MistGames Heroes of Tomorrow 2022, and 13-15th at the Elisa Invitational Spring 2022. The Danish team has attained a win rate of 48.1% over the last 3 months.

The team's best-played maps over the past 3 months include Overpass (70.0%-win rate) and Vertigo (58.3%). They managed an average win rate on Nuke (50.0%) but failed to impress on Inferno (41.7%), Ancient (37.5%), Dust2 (33.3%), and Mirage (0.0%). Team members include kiR (0.96 player rating), kwezz (1.01), PR1mE (0.99), IceBerg (0.97), and Chr1zN (1.05).

Apeks vs. Tricked eSports H2H Record

Head-to-head has 5 matches between the rivals. By this time, Apeks has won 4 times while Tricked eSports has won once. Their last encounter was at the Swiss of the 2022 Pinnacle Winter Series 3 tournament and Apeks won 2:1.

Apeks vs. Tricked eSports Betting Preview

Apeks is the favourite side to win this matchup. This is based on the fact that the team has a better ranking, better performance on the maps, and a relatively stronger line-up. At the moment, Apeks has an advantage on Dust2, Mirage, Inferno, and Nuke while Tricked eSports leads on Overpass, Vertigo, and Ancient. In our opinion, we believe the Norwegian side will win.

The Pick: Apeks to win.

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