CSGO Stockholm Major grand finals betting picks and analysis

Kenneth Williams • November 6, 22:47

The best betting opportunity in the history of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is happening right now. Only two teams remain in contention at the biggest CSGO tournament in history.

G2 Esports and Natus Vincere both fought tooth and nail through the Legends phase and Champions stage to earn a spot in grand finals. Now they will duel over the biggest grand prize in CSGO history with $1 million as the prize for first place. If you’re looking to earn some prize money of your own, this is our Stockholm Major betting analysis for G2 Esports versus Natus Vincere.

G2 Esports lands big wins in Stockholm

G2 Esports was a dark horse to make the grand finals, and a combination of monstrous rifling and cool calls has secured a spot on the podium. The European squad blazed Ninjas in Pyjamas and Heroic with stellar play from the core riflers. G2 Esports’ play style in Stockholm has been all about explosiveness, with daring pushes and monstrous eco comebacks. G2 will continue to fight against the odds in the grand finals. Winners.bet offers skyhigh odds of 4.05 for G2 to take the Stockholm Major championship.

Nikola “NiKo” Kovač is proving himself a worthy rival for Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev. The Bosnian-Serbian’s Desert Eagle skills make G2 a terrifying opponent no matter the state of the economy. He boasts a 1.46 KD ratio and a colossal 98.2 damage per round. He’s also recorded a pair of two-on-one clutches against Copenhagen Flames and NiP.

While the squad is strong, G2’s next match will be a considerable step up in difficulty. Our Stockholm Major betting analysis doesn’t bode well for G2.

Natus Vincere looks unstoppable at Stockholm Major

The favorite has yet to disappoint at PGL Major Stockholm. Natus Vincere has torn through every opponent in sight to enter grand finals with an 8-0 maps record. Na’Vi likely had a tougher road to the finals with matches against French contender Vitality and regional rival Gambit. Considering how Natus Vincere trounced G2 in the grand finals of IEM Cologne, the team must be feeling very confident. Our Stockholm Major betting analysis heavily favors Na’Vi.

While AWPer s1mple is usually the star of the show, several members of Na’Vi have stepped up. Rookie rifler Valerii “b1t” Vakhovskyi sports a 1.56 KD ratio with 72.7% headshots. Even in-game leader Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhaylov served up several key frags in the semifinals against Gambit. s1mple’s championship autograph sticker will still be highly coveted. The entire Natus Vincere CSGO squad looks nearly unstoppable, which is reflected by the odds. Winners.bet will pay out 1.20 times any bet for Natus Vincere to win the Stockholm Major.

Betting pick for CSGO Stockholm Major grand finals

CSGO fans don’t have to think hard to remember the last time these two teams played. The grand finals of IEM Cologne were a 3-0 blowout for Na’Vi over G2. It was the kind of stomp where the G2 players weren’t even disappointed in the post-game interviews. They were up against s1mple on LAN, what else could anyone expect?

In all seriousness, Na’Vi has several advantages going into the final series. NiKo is on fire, but some of G2’s players are lagging behind. François “AmaNEk” Delaunay and Audric “JaCkz” Jug have just been playing to their standards. Compare that to Natus Vincere, where even Boombl4 is making insane plays. That even spread gives Na’Vi an edge for our Stockholm Major betting analysis.

The Stockholm Major grand finals map analysis doesn’t do G2 Esports any favors. Mirage and Nuke are the default picks for both teams. Assuming Natus Vincere bans out Inferno, there won’t really be anywhere left for G2 to run.

There is a chance we see Ancient for map three, but almost any map pool plays into Na’Vi’s game plan. For better form, matchup history, and map advantage, Natus Vincere is our pick to win the Stockholm Major grand finals. If you want to bet on a Cologne repeat with a 3-0 scoreline, Winners.bet will pay out 1.73 times your bet.

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