The opening matches of ESL One: Cologne 2020 North America came as a total surprise. Two underdogs, Chaos, and 100 Thieves have defeated the stronger opponents to meet in the Winner’s Match of Group B. Chaos made a nice start on Nuke which led to winning the map with a score of 11-16. The second one was Inferno, in which the teams played as equal rivals but Chaos emerges luckier in the second extra time: 19-22.
100 Thieves and Gen.G have played three interesting maps. The “thieves” barely led in the score winning on Vertigo, then expectedly surrendered on Nuke and led the match to the decider on Inferno. In this third map, 100 Thieves has made a comeback from 6-9 to eventually win the map with a score of 16:13.
The only teams’ head to head match finished in favor of 100 Thieves. The previous matches showed that both teams are in a nice form and will put on a great competition on Thursday. My pick is Total Maps Played – Over 2.5 with odds above 2.