This article is part of our DraftKings CS:GO series.
- 12:00 p.m. HAVU vs. Cloud9
- 12:00 p.m Astralis vs. Natus Vincere
- 3:00 p.m MAD Lions vs. FunPlus Phoenix
- 4:00 p.m mousesports vs. OG
- 6:00 p.m MiBR vs. Gen.G
Astralis (4–1) vs. Natus Vincere (3–2)
Astralis were surprisingly beaten by NiP in the opening match of ESL Pro League, but they have been flawless since then, beating GODSENT, Spirit, ENCE and Vitality. They are now set to face off against Natus Vincere, a team that has gone from strength-to-strength in recent months. The CIS side also had a tough start to the season, dropping games against BIG and North, but wins against forZe, Complexity and fnatic proved to be enough to top the group. s1mple is the highest-priced player on the slate and for good reason. The former no. 1 player in the world leads all players in EPL with 0.79 kills/round, and he will be worth rostering despite the difficult matchup. I would also consider electronic, who is arguably one of the best pure riflers in the world.
The Astralis side gets a bit more interesting. device is the best player on this team, and he has been priced accordingly, so no surprise there. However, Magisk is currently the lowest-priced player on Astralis, which is absolutely bizarre. He is not as aggressive as dupreeh, which often results in a higher K/D ratio, and he averages more frags than everyone but device. Magisk is an excellent play at this price, and he will likely be popular. If you want