- Flashpoint Season 2 is down to 8 teams as the upper bracket quarterfinals begin on November 30th, 2020
- Fnatic has the best odds entering their quarterfinal match after winning Group A
- See below for all the odds, along with a betting analysis for this Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major event
Flashpoint Season 2 has wrapped up the group stage portion, and now the eight remaining teams prepare for the upper bracket quarterfinals. All of the favorites from the Flashpoint Season 2 opening odds have qualified for the playoffs. The only real upset was Dignitas advancing to the round of 8 and Cloud9 falling well short.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Flashpoint Season 2 QF Odds
|Quarterfinal 1||Spread||Odds to Win|
|MAD Lions||+1.5 (-245)||+125|
|Quarterfinal 2||Spread||Odds to Win|
|Quarterfinal 3||Spread||Odds to Win|
|Quarterfinal 4||Spread||Odds to Win|
Odds from Nov. 27
The Rising MAD Lions
The first quarterfinal matchup is the only one featuring two teams that didn’t win their group. That doesn’t mean that these teams should be slept on. They’re just not going to be favored as the tournament continues to progress. For the MAD Lions, Flashpoint Season 2 has already been rather successful.
This is a team that won the first season of Flashpoint, but this time around the field is much tougher. Despite stiffer opposition, MAD Lions have opened with wins over Dignitas and Fnatic. They had a shot at winning the group but were unable to take down Fnatic for a second time.
This is a team that is seemingly on the rise. Their opening match is against Virtus.pro who finished second in their group just like the MAD Lions did. Virtus.pro also had a fairly easy road to the playoffs, where they only had to defeat Gen.G and a Cloud9 team debuting their new roster.
It’s tough to gauge how strong Virtus.pro is entering their match against the MAD Lions, but given the odds, the underdog is definitely worth a look here. Amongst the upper bracket quarterfinals, there aren’t too many openings for upsets. MAD Lions might be the best opportunity for some value.
Pick: MAD Lions (+125)
The Winners of Group C
Some teams, like BIG, dominated their group and left no doubt that they were a force to be reckoned with. OG was not one of those teams. In their opening match against Gen.G, they lost fairly convincingly and were unable to win a single map. However, their bounce back from that shocking opening loss was impressive. They 2-0’d Cloud9, then 2-0’d Gen.G before taking down Virtus.pro 2-1 to eventually win Group C.
The bad news is there is now concern over the strength of OG, and honestly, they’re in tough against MIBR. The good news is that as one of the pre-tournament favorites, their odds are now slightly diminished and all of a sudden there is some decent value to be had.
Diving into their opponents MIBR is aggressive, scrappy, and playing really solid CS:GO at the moment. Although they didn’t win their group, they were able to challenge the pre-tournament favorites in BIG and took a map off of them in two best-of-threes.
MIBR will be a tough test for OG, but I’m going to try and take advantage of their stumble in the group stage. I believe that OG will right their wrongs and take down the strong Brazilian squad.
Pick: OG (-250)