This article is part of our DraftKings CS:GO series.
- 8:00 a.m. fnatic vs. Spirit
- 11:30 a.m. FaZe vs. GODSENT
- 3:10 p.m. Cloud9 vs. Evil Geniuses
fnatic vs. Spirit
fnatic had a rough go of things in ESL One: Road to Rio, finishing the tournament in 12th place after losses to the likes of Dignitas and Movistar Riders, which was surprising considering they had won ESL Pro League just weeks before that. Their opponents in this Group C matchup will be Spirit, who have looked excellent recently, winning ESL One: Road to Rio CIS in dominant fashion. The question is if they will be able to compete against one of the world's best. I would expect Spirit to pick a map like Mirage or Dust2, where their individuals can really shine, while fnatic will likely opt for Inferno or Overpass, two maps where their strong fundamentals should give them the upper hand. While Spirit are certainly underdogs in this one, they have proven with wins against teams like Vitality and ENCE that they can compete even against top competition, and it would not be surprising to see them make fnatic sweat a little bit. mir is the star of this team, and he is a solid play alongside somedieyoung and iDISBALANCE for those looking to target the Spirit upset. On fnatic, JW is particularly interesting at just $6,200, and I don't mind taking a chance on KRIMZ at $8,200 either due to the maps that we are likely to see. However, you can make a case for anyone