Free CS:GO Betting Picks 5/31 - ESEA Season 34: Premier Division - Australia - Chiefs Esports Club vs. Bantz Preview & Prediction

The ESEA Season 34: Premier Division - Australia season rolls on, and we have a fun battle forthcoming between Chiefs Esports Club and Bantz. The ESEA Season 34: Premier Division - Australia is a B-Tier tournament and features 16 teams and is broken into two segments. They are currently in week five of nine of the competition in the Regular Season portion of the event.

The Regular Season is a round-robin league format featuring one map, winner take all matches. The top eight teams during the Regular Season will advance to the Playoffs. The Playoffs will be double-elimination. All matches in the Playoffs will be best-of-three-map matches, with the exception of the Grand Final with will be a best-of-five-map match with the Upper Bracket team entering with a one map lead.

Chiefs Esports Club Preview

The Australian roster of Chiefs Esports Club is one of the toughest teams participating in the ESEA Season 34: Premier Division - Australia. They enter this battle ranking 90th in the HLTV world CS:GO rankings. They are currently sitting 6-1 in this event and haven't lost a match since week one of the competition winning four straight during this stretch.

Most of Chiefs Esports Club's firepower comes from behind the duo of HUGHMUNGUS and soju_j. HUGHMUNGUS averages 0.71 kills and only 0.66 deaths per round over 64 maps in the past three months. His partner soju_j averages 0.74 kills and only 0.62 deaths over the past three month as well. These two players will need to have another huge showing in order for Chiefs Eports Club to find their way to a victory here.

Bantz Preview

Bantz's roster features four native Australian plays and one player from Portugal. They come in ranking 112th in the HLTV world CS:GO rankings. They haven't been overly dominant during this event, but they are sitting 7th in the standings with a 5-3 record. Bantz hit a rough patch in week four, losing both contests before winning their first match of week five the 28th.

An interesting fact about Bantz is that they are fairly versatile when it comes to playing well on different maps. This is a very underrated aspect of any team in CS:GO. Roflko has been the team's best player over the past three months, averaging 0.84 kills and only 0.67 deaths per round. Klebz and motion have both been solid as well over this period. The duo have both averaged 0.74 kills and only 0.62 deaths per round during this stretch.

Pick: Bantz ML (+330 @ Bovada)

I can certainly see why Bantz would be this large of underdogs due to the normal levels of teams that these two face. However, when Bantz's roster is playing to their full potential, they can hang with any team in the world. Chiefs Esports Club has been on a roll, but they are overdue for a loss. Bantz took a victory a few days ago to get back on the right path, and their diverse map pool will help their case. It won't be an easy task, but I fully believe that Bantz can pull the upset off here in this battle.

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