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Odds to Win IEM Katowice 2021: Intel Extreme Masters

Gamers and Esports fanatics should be on the edge of their seats for the start of the 2021 Intel Katowice Extreme Masters. The Counter-Strike: GO portion will begin Tuesday, February 16 where 24 of the best teams will battle for a hefty 1st place prize. The championship will be played Sunday, February 28 to determine this year’s winner.

The tournament will begin with a play-in round where hopeful teams battle to continue in the tournament. Afterwards, a group-stage round robin tournament will seed the teams for the playoffs. From there, six teams will compete in the playoffs until a champion is crowned. Tournaments are important for Esports teams financially and competitively. Many teams are desperate to win any tournament they can.

Odds in this article were provided by BetOnline.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive Rules & Gameplay

Counter-Strike: GO is a contest between an offensive and defensive team. On defense, the counter-terrorists can defuse the bomb or eliminate all opposing players for a round victory. On offense, the terrorists can detonate the bomb or eliminate all opposing players for a victory. Players receive money for good performance with which they can buy better weapons and equipment for future rounds.

IEM Katowice 2021: Intel Extreme Masters Details

This will mark the 14th season of the IEM tournament set to take place in Katowice, Poland. On top of receiving money, winning teams also receive Pro Tour points to be used at future tournaments. Last year, Natus Vincere, a team from Ukraine managed to win the tournament. This year, 24 teams will be competing making the tournament more competitive than ever.

Odds to Win IEM Katowice 2021: Intel Extreme Masters

See odds to win IEM Katowice: Intel Extreme Masters provided by BetOnline.

Astralis (+250)

A Danish Esports club that has been around from the beginning. They’ve won the most Majors in CS:GO history. Astralis competes with the best teams in the pro league tournaments. Last month they placed second in the Blast Premier, falling to Natus Vincere.

Betting Advice: Expect Astralis to go deep into the tournament if not win it all. Only a few teams can beat them in this tournament.

Natus Vincere (+300)

They’ve been there, Natus Vincere took the trophy in 2020, why not 2021. They’re the first team in CS:GO history to win three Majors tournaments in one calendar year. Just last month, NV won the Blast Premier over Astralis

Betting Advice: Hopefully Natus Vincere hasn’t gotten distracted by winning too much. Expect them to stay hot and make it to the finals

Team Vitality (+400)

A French Esports organization that’s somewhat new to the Counter-Strike scene. They’ve managed to compete with the best teams but might struggle against some of the more seasoned players.

Betting Advice: Team Vitality can go deep into tournaments but are they there? This team might struggle as the tournament narrows.

Heroic (+400)

A Danish team that is a rebirth of other former super teams. They haven’t played a major tournament since October and beat Team Vitality for the championship. Hopefully, they’re ready for some action.

Betting Advice: Heroic seems to be struggling a bit. They aren’t playing many tournaments and might be a bit rusty. I’d be cautious with this team.

G2 ESports (+800)

A Spanish team that is part of an Esports conglomerate. They’ve played several tournaments this year already but failed to place. They are going to struggle against some of the better teams in this tournament.

Betting Advice: G2 ESports are looking for a big break, but this might not be it. They look to be outgunned by teams only focused on CS:GO

Other Teams and their Odds:

  • Complexity (+1000)
  • FURIA (+1200)
  • Virtus.pro (+1200)
  • Team Liquid (+1300)
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas (+1300)
  • OG (+1700)
  • mousesports (+1900)
  • Fnatic (+1900)
  • Evil Geniuses (+2400)
  • Gambit (+2700)
  • Team Spirit (+2700)
  • MIBR (+3400)
  • Cloud 9 (+4400)
  • Renegades (+14900)
  • Movistar Riders (+14900)
  • TeamOne (+14900)
  • Wisla Krakow (+19900)

Odds in this article were provided by BetOnline.

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