CS:GO is a diverse and very dynamic discipline. Besides breathtaking virtual battles, the game attracts a lot of gambling people. In 2019, esports doesn't differ from classical sports in the betting sphere. And we all know that if you want to make a good bet, you will need to make a good prediction.
As we have noticed, CS:GO is very dynamic. This includes an esports part of the game. There are many variable things, which influence the result of matches and tournaments. We offer to your attention a small guide about how to make CS:GO predictions.
Cold heart, bright mind
Despite it's trivial and not new, but it's worth noticing. A prediction on a match should be made emotionless. Especially this rule is about matches, in which your favorite team plays. All predictions should be made, using a dry analysis and nothing more. The desire «to root» for a team or «support» it often leads to low-quality predictions.
Statistics is the head
The main friend and ally, while making a prediction, is a statistic data. You can learn teams in detail with the help of popular among the CS community websites like HLTV, Liquidpedia, and others. You can find the main aspects, which will help to make predictions, on such resources:
Rosters of teams
A status of a tournament
A number of maps
A map pool
It's pointless to name all factors because it will take too many pages. It's more simple to focus on the main ones.
Rosters of teams
Probably, the key aspect when you make any predictions. The «roster» of a team means replacements, a number of played matches with the same five, a coach, a psychologist, a quality of management and others. A bright example of how the synergy between players can make results is Astralis. The team has been playing with the same roster for more than a year (not considering the urgent replacements due to health issues) and showing the highest results at a championship.
A status of a tournament
Whoever says but the status of a championship makes a direct impact on a result of one or other teams. The top teams of the CS:GO scene fight for the title of the world champion and often neglect other less important tournaments. This is a pretty widespread phenomenon among the extra-class teams. So the status of a tournament is very important to make a precise prediction. For example, it's more possible that Liquid will be playing focused and seriously in playoffs of a championship by ESL than at the beginning of a regular ECS season.
Status and the importance of a tournament are a very underestimated factor, which many people don't consider when they make predictions. We recommend paying attention to it to not make unpleasant mistakes.
A map pool and a number of maps in a match
A map pool plays an important role in CS:GO. Despite this factor becomes unimportant in the modern competitive CS:GO but almost all teams still have a signature map in their store. For example, it's Nuke for Astralis, Inferno for BiG, Train and Mirage for Na'Vi.
The second factor, which comes out from the first one, is a number of maps in a match. Everything is obvious here. BO1 matches always include a piece of unpredictability and random. With regard to BO3 and even BO5, top teams show way more stable results in these matches.
A number of tournaments played recently
Another interesting aspect, which will help to make a prediction on a match. It often happens in CS:GO that teams have to play literally in the marathon mode. Tournaments may come one after another (it often happens especially at the end of the season, in November-December), due to which a level of performance becomes worse at every next tournament.
Liquid is a good example of over-saturation. The team had a series of 7 won tournaments before The Berlin Major and played pretty mediocre at the world championship. Often flights and consequent jet lags can be added here.
As we have convinced, predictions are a business, which required some preparation, proficiency in the topic and knowledge. We don't advise to make predictions by «pointing fingers», it will not lead to something good. We hope that our small guide was useful and you found something interesting. Make predictions wisely, learn all possible data and make successful bets on CS:GO matches.