This article is part of our DraftKings CS:GO series.
- 8:00 a.m: ENCE (E) vs. Vitality (VIT)
- 11:30 a.m: Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) vs. Natus Vincere (NaVi)
- 3:10 p.m: 100 Thieves (100T) vs. Evil Geniuses (EG)
ENCE (1-0) vs. Vitality (1-1)
The first match of the day is a Group D clash in Europe as the Finns of ENCE take on Team Vitality, with the French side looking to move to 2-1 after a dominating 2-0 victory over NiP on Thursday. Vitality will take great confidence in Thursday's win, especially with superstar shox stepping up alongside ZywOo to provide a duel-faceted threat. Vitality's biggest issue of late has been reliance on the AWP of ZywOo to carry them over the line, often as the only member of the team to go positive. ENCE will look towards captain and founder allu to take on the young Frenchman and, with a mix of raw skill and veteran guile, attempt to shut down the world's best player. To that end, ENCE will likely try and keep the match away from Dust 2, while Vitality may be willing to use an early pick on the map. ENCE will most likely continue to perma ban Vertigo, and lead the match towards Train, where they have shown a stellar playbook. Vitality will look towards Dust 2 and Nuke, with the latter in particular being a poor map for ENCE, especially in the last three months. This match should be decided by the supporting cast of Vitality; if Shox or apEX can show up again,