BLAST Premier Fall 2020 – Tournament Overview, Predictions and Betting Tips
BLAST Premier Fall Series is scheduled to start on October 26. The tournament is part of the BLAST Premier CS:GO 2020 calendar set to culminate with the Global Final 2020 in January 2021.
The Fall Series tournament is unifying North America and Europe on a competitive level for the first time in several months. Several American teams have agreed to fly to Europe to play the online event against their EU rivals and re-ignite the EU vs NA rivalry.
Twelve teams in total will battle for their share of $150,000 in prize funds and a spot at either the BLAST Premier Fall Finals or BLAST Premier Fall Showdown.
BLAST Premier Fall 2020 Overview & Teams
All of the BLAST Premier partner teams were initially invited to this event. However, 100 Thieves and Team Liquid had forfeited their spots and were replaced by BIG and FURIA for the first stage of the event. With 100 Thieves fully exiting competitive CS:GO, one partnership spot just opened up within the BLAST ecosystem. Team Liquid will join the event at a later date, likely in the Showdown tournament.
With this changes the lineup of teams for BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is as follows: Astralis, BIG, Natus Vincere, FaZe Clan, OG, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Complexity, Evil Geniuses, mibr, Vitality, FURIA and G2 Esports.
The teams will be divided in three double-elimination (GSL) groups with each group advancing the best two teams to the Fall Finals and the “worst” to the Fall Showdown event.
The first matches are set for October 26, with NiP and Natus Vincere having the honor of getting the show on the road. Their match will be followed up by the first NA vs EU bout in a long while, as EG and OG battle for regional supremacy.
Below are some key team and roster updates you need to be aware of:
- mibr signed CS legend Raphael “cogu” Camargo as head coach and manager. LUCAS1 was re-signed to mibr and leo_drk and v$m were aquired on loan to complete the new roster.
- Astralis traded Patrick “es3tag” Hansen away to Cloud9 and returned both Xyp9x and gla1ve to the main roster.
- Tim “nawwk” Jonasson returns to the NiP roster after his medical leave kept him from participating at ESL Pro League Season 12.
- Nabil “Nivera” Benrlitom officially joined Team Vitality as the 6th player on October 16th 2020.
- Justin “jks” Savage has been acquired by Complexity to fill the vacancy opened by Owen “oBo” Schlatter.
Betting on BLAST Premier Fall 2020
There are several aspects to note before you consider betting at BLAST Premier Fall 2020. As a Premier level event, BLAST will offer more then the usual betting markets. Specific in-match objectives and exotic markets are available for betting. However, you must have some knowledge and understanding on each of the participating teams and their play-style to make successful bets. Luckily, our dedicated CSGO news section and CSGO betting guide should give you all the relevant information. Our archive contains information on each previous event and tournament played by each of the participants.
Additionally, we will provide you with our analysis and betting predictions at the end of this wiki.
BLAST Premier Fall 2020 Odds
At first glance betting odds at this BLAST event are equal across the board for both sides of each matchup. The only exception is Astralis who are set as overwhelming favorites and feature low odds across the board. Due to both North American and European teams meeting up for the first time in months, csgo betting providers have tried to not favor one region over the other at this event. This however, opens plenty of possibilities for betting, especially considering all matches are best-of-three.
Lets take a quick glance at the odds available at GG.bet for BLAST Premier Fall 2020.
BLAST Premier Fall 2020 Predictions
A lot happened in the last couple of events. Teams such as FaZe Clan finally won something. Astralis is fully back with the all-time best CS:GO roster, and EG and OG are looking way stronger then bookmakers and analysts rate them at. All of this will make the group stage of BLAST Premier Fall Series 2020 even more entertaining.
The following section will be updated with several matches on an on-going basis as the tournament develops. Make sure you check back regularly for the freshest predictions.
Astralis vs MIBR
Let’s face it, this series is one of the biggest mismatches at the event. MIBR are a freshly reformed roster with a brand new coach invited at the event based on past glory. Astralis on the other hand is playing with their entire legendary roster.
We believe that this match will be a one-sided affair and mibr will not even come close to winning a map. Right now, odds on Astralis to win this match outright are extremely low. However, playing a rounds handicap does give us some good coefficients, and we can be confident Astralis will deliver.
Prediction: Total rounds (incl. handicap) under 46.5
FURIA vs G2
This match offers good odds both ways and fandom decides many of the bets placed. G2 had a poor showing at both Dreamhack Fall 2020 and IEM New York 2020. Yet, we simply do not believe that FURIA can beat G2 in a head to head duel.
We can even be confident enough that G2 will take both maps outright. The best thing about this bet is that the odds generated are based purely on recent stats from both teams. With G2 on a severe losing spree and FURIA being high and mighty from their NA wins, there is really solid coefficients to bet on.
Prediction: G2 to win 2:0
Based on the esports betting odds we have scouted, you can place bets on each of the match-ups above individually or create a multi-fold accumulator betslip. For the three match ups above your betslip would look as follows:
BLAST Premier Fall 2020 Accumulator Betslip
Astralis vs MIBR – Total rounds (incl. handicap) under 46.5 @ 3.27
FURIA vs G2 @ G2 to win 0:2 @ 3.94
Combined odds: 10.48
Bet amount: 10$
Potential Winnings: 104.8$
You can follow all the action at the official BLAST Premier Twitch channel starting October 26th at 16:30 CET.