CS:GO Gamers8 2023 Predictions & Betting Preview (August 16-20)
The largest gaming event in the world is taking place right now in Saudi Arabia, and next week CS:GO fans get to see their favorite teams competing on the big stage. We break down the latest Gamers8 2023 odds for those who want to bet on the top-tier Counter-Strike.
CS:GO Gamers8 2023: Key Details
Gamers8 in Riyadh features dozens of different Esports and $45 million in prize money being handed out across the festival. This year, they found offer attractive conditions for CS:GO top teams, turning it into a high-profile tournament for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as a whole.
It’s been a tumultuous year in terms of S-tier winners in CS:GO, with five different teams winning big events so far in 2023 – and that’s not including the BLAST Premier Spring and Fall Groups.
Can G2 Esports maintain their momentum from Cologne? Will Team Vitality rekindle the form that saw them take out the Paris Major? Or will we see yet another team join the winner’s circle in 2023? Read on for all the best CS:GO Gamers8 2023 predictions to answer these questions.
|Tournament:||Gamers8 2023, Esports (CS:GO)|
|🧾 Format:||CS:GO Offline S-tier tournament with 16 teams and single-elimination bracket|
|🏟️ Venue:||Boulevard Riyadh City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|🗓️ Dates:||Wednesday, 16 August to Sunday, 20 August|
Overall CS:GO Gamers8 2023 Odds
Before we get into our betting tips for CS:GO, let’s look at the latest Gamers8 odds for online Esports betting:
First things first: this is going to be a close tournament. With only a slim spread in the betting odds between the top five favorites, the bookies clearly don’t see much separating the top teams at Gamers8.
Team Vitality hold a slight lead at 5.00 (4/1) in the odds, ahead of ENCE and G2 Esports, who are on 5.50 (9/2). Behind these two, Heroic and Cloud9 are close as well, sitting at 6.00 (5/1) and 6.50 (11/2). Don’t forget that teams like FaZe, NAVI, or Astralis are also ready to stop any of those slight favorites, which should bring fierce competition on the Riyadh stage.
Understanding 2023 Gamers8 CS:GO Event
This will be the first time that CS:GO is being played at Gamers8, making it a significant moment for the game. Not only this, but there’s some handy prize money up for grabs – $1,000,000 in total, $400,000 of which goes to the winner.
Gamers8 2023 Tournament Structure
The structure of CS:GO Gamers8 2023 is very simple: 16 teams competing in a single elimination bracket across the best of three matches. Teams are seeded according to their ranking and are comprised of a mix of invited teams and qualifiers.
Here’s who will be competing and how their potential way to the final looks like:
With CS:GO being so open this year, which one of these 16 teams can turn it on in front of the big crowds and win the $400,000? Read on for our 2023 CS:GO Gamers8 predictions.
CS:GO 2023 Gamers8 Predictions
For those who want to bet on CS:GO, this is the right place. We have a wager for everyone with our expert 2023 Gamers8 CS:GO betting tips below:
G2 Esports to Win @ 5.50 (9/2)
G2 Esports started the season in 2023 with a bang at IEM Katowice 2023, continuing their brilliant form from the BLAST Premier: World Final 2022. The next few months were something of a disappointment, however, as the German team failed to go deep in both the ESL Pro League Season 17 and the Paris Major.
That was all rectified last week when G2 Esports yet again returned to the winner’s circle, lifting the trophy in Cologne as they claimed second Intel Extreme Masters in 2023. Their path was impressive, sweeping OG and MOUZ before gritting out a 2-1 victory over Team Vitality to make the semi-finals, where they then beat Astralis 2-0 and ENCE 3-1 in the final.
With such fresh momentum, it’s hard to pick against G2 Esports coming into Riyadh and picking up where they left off. They’re our best bet this week to win the tournament.
Team Vitality to Make the Final @ 2.50 (3/2)
It could be déjà vu for Team Vitality, as one of the most consistent sides this year we’re again predicting will make the final of Gamers8. Vitality have not had many bad tournaments in 2023, winning the Paris Major and the Intel Extreme Masters Rio. Add to this their group-topping performance in the BLAST Premier: Spring Groups and their runner-up placement in the Spring Final, and Team Vitality have a strong body of work to suggest they’ll go deep in Saudi Arabia as well.
CS:GO Gamers8 2023 Betting Tips for Opening Matchups
ENCE to Beat Team Liquid (Maps Handicap -1.5) @ 2.50 (3/2)
For an early 2023 Gamers8 CS:GO betting tip, we say that ENCE will move past Team Liquid easily in their first-round match. Team Liquid have been struggling recently, failing to make the quarter-finals in their past three events and crashing out in 17th-20th at the IEM Cologne 2023.
ENCE, on the other hand, have played well, making the final in their past three appearance – winning the IEM Dallas 2023 and coming second at last week’s Intel Extreme Masters in Cologne. It’s a mismatch of both form and skill, and we say ‘Snappi’ will have a field day against Team Liquid, leading them to a clean sweep.
Virtus.pro to Beat FaZe Clan in First Round @ 2.25 (5/4)
Another side down on their luck recently is FaZe Clan. As one of the biggest names in Esports, FaZe will be the center of attention at Gamers8, and we don’t think it will help their concentration in the opening clash against Virtus.pro. Expect them to get upset here against a side they will be expected to beat. However, Virtus.pro have nothing to lose and are coming into Riyadh having won three of their past four events. We say this spells danger for FaZe Clan and an early exit.
Recommended CS:GO Gamers8 2023 Betting Picks
Esports’ biggest festival is already underway in Saudi Arabia, and next week it gets a little more exciting for CS:GO fans. The best 16 teams in the world will fight it out over five days for the title of Gamers8 CS:GO champion, with $1,000,000 on the line too. G2 Esports are our best bet to lift the trophy, thanks to their hot form off the back of their victory in Cologne. Expect a few upsets along the way, though, with plenty of promising Esports betting tips to gladden risk-loving fans.