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The best Pick’ems for the CSGO Antwerp Major Challengers stage

by | May 6, 2022

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That shiny diamond coin won’t earn itself. Get a head start on it with the best CSGO Antwerp Major Pick’ems predictions.

Pick’ems season is back for the Antwerp Major, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fans are eager to flex their esports knowledge. Savvy predictors can earn a shiny diamond major coin as well as bonus souvenir coins for their efforts. If you’re looking for predictions on which teams will advance and which one will bomb, these are our best picks for the CSGO Antwerp Major Challengers Pick’ems.

The most important part of Pick’ems is guessing the bulk of teams that will advance to the next stage. Players only need five of their seven choices to advance, so there’s a little more wiggle room here. To start, it’s best to throw some of the better European teams. Team Vitality, G2 Esports, ENCE, and Astralis are easy inclusions. 

The last three slots are a little more difficult to decide. Complexity and Team Liquid are both on the fence, as North American CSGO is not in a great state today. The CIS teams, which include Team Spirit and forZe Esports, are in a similar position. We ultimately went with the teams that performed best in the RMR. That means Bad News Eagles, forZe, and MiBR. 

Best 3-0 and 0-3 Pick’ems for Antwerp Major Challengers

There are several killer teams in the Antwerp Major Challengers stage, and that means that the coveted 3-0 scoreline will be hotly contested. The easiest 3-0 Antwerp Major Pick’em is a tossup between Outsiders and G2 Esports.

Outsiders, which is the former Virtus.pro roster, has the solid leadership of Dzhami “Jame” Ali. G2 has the insane firepower of Ilya “m0NESY” Osipov and Nikola “NiKo” Kovač. It’s shocking to see either team so early in the event. Both are likely to stick around longer, so use them to fill up the Antwerp Major Pass challenges.

After that, it’s time to predict which team will completely bomb out. IHC Esports is a solid pick to go 0-3 for Antwerp Major Pick’ems. The Mongolian squad performs decently at its regional events and played very well at the Asia-Pacific RMR, but none of the five players on the IHC Esport roster have any major experience.

If you believe in IHC, fellow Asia-Pacific RMR qualifier Renegades is another good choice. The squad has been in a bit of a rut since late 2021, so top-level teams shouldn’t struggle too much against them. IHC and Renegades are both solid choices for the winless prediction.

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