In the opening match of Group B at the ESL Challenger Katowice 2023 LAN tournament, the Russian team FORZE will play against ECSTATIC from Denmark.
The Danish team last played an official match on HLTV on the first of June. In the second round of the ESEA Advanced Season 45 Europe ECSTATIC lower grid, PROSPECTS from Sweden lost on three maps in a match of the VO3 format – 16:9 Anubis (its peak); 8:16 Overpass and 13:16 Vertigo.
The Russian team, in turn, played the last official match on May 30. Then, in the final of the CCT 2023 Online Finals 1 online tournament, FORZE just met with ECSTATIC. In the match of the VO3 format, FORZE turned out to be stronger on two maps – 16:11 Inferno (its peak) and 16:10 Nuke.
In this match, FORZE is considered by bookmakers to be an extremely clear favorite, which is more or less fair. However, in the match of the VO1 format and in the first match at the LAN tournament, the teams may not play very stable. We suggest you take a chance and bet more than 26.5 rounds on the total.