- Flashpoint Season 2 begins on November 10th with twelve teams competing for the $1 million prize pool
- BIG and OG are slight favorites over the field to win after strong showings at the BLAST Premier
- See odds and analysis for Flashpoint Season 2 below
Flashpoint Season 2 features 12 of the best CS:GO teams in the world as they compete for a massive $1 million dollar prize pool. Fresh off the group stage of the Fall Premier: 2020 Regular Season, BIG, OG, and MIBR have built some momentum ahead of another season of Flashpoint.
Let’s take a look at the odds, and which team has the best value to win.
Odds to Win Flashpoint Season 2
Odds taken Nov. 4
The BIG Favorites
BIG find themselves as the favorite entering Flashpoint Season 2 and it’s fairly warranted considering how strong they’ve been in Europe over the past months. They’re not quite up to the same level as a team like Vitality or Astralis, but they’ve accrued some impressive tournament wins in the previous months.
BIG has racked up first place finishes at DreamHack Open Summer and CS Summit 6 Online where they were actually able to beat Heroic, OG, and Vitality.
They still have a tendency to struggle against top tier teams and even though they beat Vitality at CS Summit, they had no such luck at the BLAST Premier. In Group B, BIG had back-to-back losses to Vitality, although they came quite close to a win in the grand final. BIG can win Flashpoint, but +200 is a little rich for me.
Right behind them at +300 is a team that’s riding a bit more momentum. OG is fresh off of winning their group at BLAST Premier, and it was by no means an easy group. To emerge on top of Group A, OG took down Evil Geniuses 2-1 and followed it up with consecutive wins over Na’Vi.
At IEM New York Online, OG finished second and picked up a convincing 2-0 over BIG. That’s two very impressive tournaments in a row for OG, and the competition they’ve been up again is very stiff. If you’re picking between the two favorites, give OG the nod over BIG.
A Couple of Enigmas
Although you know what you’re getting with OG and BIG, there are a couple of very interesting rosters that could make quite an impact, and they’re both very new.
First up is MIBR who just debuted the new-look squad at BLAST Premier. Although they haven’t played together for long at all, they’ve meshed quickly and are already putting up a fight against the best teams in the world. Aside from a win over FURIA, MIBR also pushed G2 and Astralis to a game three, proving that they’re a solid roster. There’s not much to go off of, but their early results inspire a bit of confidence.
As for a team that we’ve yet to see at all, Cloud9 is coming in with a brand new roster and honestly, that could mean anything. The team they’ve built over the past month is impressive. It features Alex, who formerly played for Vitality, and woxic, who was previously with mousesports.
It’s doubtful that they’ve had enough team to synergize and become a team that can overpower the likes of BIG and OG, but the opportunity is there.
Unfortunately, it seems like the brand name of Cloud9 has boosted its value as +700 seems a bit rich for a team coming into their first tournament together. If they were more of an underdog the value would be there. At the current odds, I’d stay away from the new look C9.
Both MIBR and Cloud9 have future promise and, they may reach their potential very quickly over the course of Flashpoint. I’d still rather take a proven commodity, and for this event, I’d go with the hot hand coming in, and that’s OG.
Pick: OG (+300)