Team Pick'em Challenge - DreamHack Cluj Napoca 2015


Published 25.10.2019 в 06:00 | Guide rating: 106



Information / About The Team Pick'em Challenge

About The Team Pick'em Challenge: The Team Pick'em Challenge is a side challenge CS:GO add to the game when a major tournament for the professional players of the game is on.
You buy stickers of teams you think will win their games (where 50% of the proceeds go to the professional players) and then you place those stickers on the teams to recieve points, the more the points, the better the prize you recieve at the end.
The prize is that you recieve an in game badge for your profile: 25 points = Bronze Badge 50 points = Silver Badge 75 points = Gold Badge

Day 1 - Group Stage

Information / About Day 1 - Group Stage: For Day 1 - Group Stage there are 8 games being played.
They are all best of 1 map games where the winning team goes to the upper bracket and loosing team goes to the lower bracket for the next day.
For the Pick'em Challenge it self, each game you pick correct on Day 1 - Group Stage will grant you 1 point.
So if you get 1 or 2 picks wrong, then it's not a big deal but the more points the better.
Just for placing stickers and playing for that day it will grant you 1 bonus point.
Game 1 - Fnatic vs Vexed Gaming: Overview: Fnatic are currently not at their best but they are still the 2nd best ranked team in the world.
Vexed are also on a slump at the moment with a 11 map loss streak even getting wrecked to tier 3 European teams.
Fnatic's in game leader Pronax will not be mucking around at a major and will be getting his team together like always to most likely smash Vexed.
Last Results Against Each Other: 15/10 | Fnatic 16 - 13 Vexed Gaming - Train 15/10 | Fnatic 16 - 14 Vexed Gaming - Overpass My Odds: Fnatic 85% - 15% Vexed Gaming My Choice: Fnatic Game 2 - Luminosity Gaming vs Cloud 9: Overview: Both teams are slacking on results recently with very in-consistent scores.
Both teams are having a mixture of wins and losses against tier 2 and tier 3 teams and i don't rely on either teams doing well at this major unless either of the teams in the next few days hugely pick them selves up.
For this pick i have gone with the team that has preformed better against each other recently.
Also Luminosity missed their flight to Romania so they will be missing out on 1 - 2 days of practice.
Last Results Against Each Other: 15/10 | Luminosity Gaming 7 - 16 Cloud 9 - Overpass 02/10 | Luminosity Gaming 6 - 16 Cloud 9 - Train My Odds: Luminosity Gaming 45% - 55% Cloud 9 My Choice: Cloud 9 Game 3 - TeamSolo Mid vs Flipsid3 Tactics: Overview: TeamSolo Mid are arguably the number 1 team in the world right now and have the full potential to win this major as they are very on form and beating tier 1 teams with amazing scorelines.
Flipsid3 have recently changed their line up and are preforming decently well against tier 2 and tier 3 teams off of wins and good scoreline losses but with TSM having the potential to win this major, TSM should be able to thrash Flipsid3.
Flipsid3 won against TeamSolo Mid last time they played but that was 4 months ago when TeamSolo Mid were getting into their new lineup and when Flipsid3 had a stable team and not making changes.
Last Results Against Each Other: 30/06 | TeamSolo Mid 12 - 16 Flipsid3 Tactics - Overpass 08/06 | TeamSolo Mid 16 - 10 Flipsid3 Tactics - Train My Odds: TeamSolo Mid 85% - 15% Flipsid3 Tactics My Choice: TeamSolo Mid Game 4 - G2 Esports vs Mousesports: Overview: Both teams are winning and loosing matches against tier 1 and tier 2 teams.
Both teams i'd say are on form but are having inconstant wins and losses but both teams have been having good scorelines on their matches.
G2 have lost ScreaM who was one their powerful fraggers but was recently replaced with Jkaem.
Mousesports lost Spiidi who has been replaced by Niko who in my opinion is doing great in the team.
I think that Mousesports should just narrowly take this game due to their teamwork and experience of being at previous majors.
Last Results Against Each Other: 28/09 | G2 Esports 16 - 4 Mousesports - Dust 2 28/09 | G2 Esports 16 - 10 Mousesports - Cache My Odds: G2 Esports 50% - 50% Mousesports My Choice: Mousesports Game 5 - Virtus.
Pro vs Team Liquid: Overview: Virtus.
Pro are currently not at their best, they've been beating tier 2 and tier 3 teams by only a few rounds and loosing against tier 1 and tier 2 teams.
Liquid are very on form at the moment while currently on a 15 map win streak and even before that they've had very few losses.
In my opinion this will be a very close game depending on the map but i think with Virtus.
Pro's wide range of a map pool, that they will end up winning this game.
Also for most of the players from Team Liquid, it will be their first time at a major so Virtus.
Pro will have more experience.
Last Results Against Each Other: 02/10 | Virtus.
Pro 16 - 9 Team Liquid - Mirage 02/10 | Virtus.
Pro 16 - 14 Team Liquid - Overpass My Odds: Virtus.
Pro 65% - 35% Team Liquid My Choice: Virtus.
Pro Game 6 - Ninjas In Pyjamas vs Titan: Overview: Both teams are very inconsistant off of wins / losses and scores at the moment.
They both have been playing alot of tier 1 and tier 2 teams recently and alot of the time winning / loosing by giant margins so it's hard to judge who's playing better.
Titan's new addition of ScreaM has been amazing as well as Ninjas In Pyjamas doing alot of practice to come back on form.
Even though Titan recently beat Ninjas In Pyjamas, Ninjas In Pyjamas have beat quite a lot of tier 1 and tier 2 teams in the last week or so but Titan have as well.
Ninjas In Pyjamas have had more wins against tier 1 teams and with better score lines.
This is going to be an amazing close game.
Last Results Against Each Other: 24/10 | Ninjas In Pyjamas 17 - 19 Titan - Dust 2 06/10 | Ninjas In Pyjamas 21 - 16 Titan - Cobblestone My Odds: Ninjas In Pyjamas 50% - 50% Titan My Choice: Ninjas In Pyjamas Game 7 - Team EnVyUs vs Team Dignitas: Overview: EnVyUS are having great wins and very close loses against tier 1 and tier 2 teams, they are highly on form.
Dignitas are winning and loosing to tier 2 teams with very close score lines and are getting smashed with very few rounds to tier 1 teams.
Also a few weeks ago loosing Schneider and having to get Tenzi to play.
This means that Dignitas are still learning how to play with Tenzi instead of Schneider.
Last Results Against Each Other: 18/10 | Team EnVyUs 16 - 3 Team Dignitas - Cobblestone 18/10 | Team EnVyUs 16 - 4 Team Dignitas - Inferno My Odds: Team EnVyUs 80% - 20% Team Dignitas My Choice: Team EnVyUs Game 8 - Natus Vincere vs Counter Logic Gaming: Overview: Natus Vincere are doing quite well at the moment, winning most of their matches but only by a few rounds for tier 1 teams and a decent ammount of rounds for tier 2.
Most of Natus Vincere's losses have been to tier 1 teams and by only a few rounds so they are doing wuite good at the moment.
Counter Logic Gaming are quite inconsistent at the moment, winning more games then they have lost but by only a slim scoreline against tier 1, tier 2 and tier 3 teams.
By the way Natus Vincere are looking, it seems as though they are prepared.
Last Results Against Each Other: 21/08 | Natus Vincere 16 - 14 Counter Logic Gaming - Cobblestone My Odds: Natus Vincere 75% - 25% Counter Logic Gaming My Choice: Natus Vincere

Day 2 - Group Stage

Information / About Day 2 - Group Stage: For Day 2 - Group Stage's there are 8 games being played.
They are all best of 1 map games.
In the upper bracket, the team that wins proceeds to the quarter-finals and the team that looses still says in the tournament but goes to Day 3 - Elimination Stage.
In the lower bracket, the team that wins proceeds to Day 3 - Elimination Stage and the team that looses is sadly knocked out of the tournament.
For the Pick'em Challenge it self, each game you pick correct on Day 2 - Group Stage will grant you 2 points.
So if you get 1 or maybe 2 picks wrong then it won't matter as much towards your total points on receiving a Gold Badge, well depending on how many picks you got correct on Day 1 - Group Stage but the more points the better.
Just for placing stickers and playing for that day it will grant you 1 bonus point.
Game 1 - Vexed Gaming vs Cloud 9: Overview: Vexed Gaming looked amazing in the first half on Cobblestone against Fnatic but lost it in the 2nd half.
Cloud 9 preformed average throughout the whole game against Luminosity Gaming on Dust 2.
It seemed as though Cloud 9 weren't focusing on teamwork at the start of rounds and were just winging it to get kills like it was a matchmaking or a PUG.
I feel that Cloud 9 will be prepared to get a good map from the veto and be ready for Vexed Gaming.
If Vexed Gaming play the whole game like they did against Fnatic in the first half then Cloud 9 will have a very tough game.
If Cloud 9 win both pistol rounds, keep calm and play as a team i think Cloud 9 could have this game but it will be very close.
Last Results Against Each Other: Not played each other before.
My Odds: Vexed Gaming 45% - 55% Cloud 9 My Choice: Cloud 9 Game 2 - Flipsid3 Tactics vs Mousesports: Overview: Both teams looked un-impressing in yesterdays games.
Mousesports were playing against G2 Esports where it was mean't to be a 50/50 game but ended up being a easy win for G2 Esports.
Flipsid3 Tactics were playing against TeamSolo Mid who are an amazing team which allowed them to only pick up 6 rounds.
This is a very hard game to choose who is going to win as both teams got wrecked and didn't show much.
I would side Mousesports slighty over Flipsid3 due to Mousesports' recent matches before the tournament against tier 1 teams where they won or lost by only a few rounds where as Flipsid3 Tactics didn't have that amazing of results as well as getting demolished by a few tier 2 and tier 3 teams.
This could be a close game if the teams preform like they did yesterday.
Last Results Against Each Other: 29/09 | Flipsid3 Tactics 2 - 16 Mousesports - Cache 19/09 | Flipsid3 Tactics 13 - 16 Mousesports - Inferno My Odds: Flipsid3 Tactics 45% - 55% Mousesports My Choice: Mousesports Game 3 - Team Liquid vs Ninjas In Pyjamas: Overview: Team Liquid are super on form at the moment having a major map win streak then just loosing to Virtus.
Pro in overtime yesterday.
Considering it is a best of 1 map as well, Team Liquid could 100% Ninjas In Pyjamas.
Ninjas In Pyjamas have't been on form for a few months now, they did terrible on T side Cobblestone against Titan with only picking up 2 rounds but bringing it back on CT side with 11 rounds, still loosing but not by much.
In my opinion Ninjas In Pyjamas shouldn't have had a comeback by that much.
Ninja's In Pyjamas looked really bad on aim and it didn't look like they were using teamwork.
The only reason i think that Ninjas In Pyjamas had a come back was because Titan kept forcing up and not saving for grenades.
This game will be very close considering Team Liquid took Virtus.
Pro to overtime yesterday in their game.
I feel that Team Liquid are just too on form at the moment and that Ninjas In Pyjamas aren't prepared enough to take them down but you never know, Ninjas In Pyjamas are very on and off so they could end up even thrashing Team Liquid but i highly doubt it.
Last Results Against Each Other: 17/07 | Team Liquid 10 - 16 Ninjas In Pyjamas - Cache 17/07 | Team Liquid 6 - 16 Ninjas In Pyjamas - Dust 2 My Odds: Team Liquid 50% - 50% Ninjas In Pyjamas My Choice: Team Liquid Game 4 - Team Dignitas vs Counter Logic Gaming: Overview: Counter Logic Gaming looked really good againt Natus Vincere last night even though they lost, but it was by only 4 rounds.
Team Dignitas looked quite sloppy against Team EnVyUs and i expected them to get more rounds then they did.
I think that if both teams play like they did yesterday or if Team Dignitas are still sloppy like yesterday then i feel that Counter Logic Gaming should take this game but by the slightest of score difference Last Results Against Each Other: Not played each other before.
My Odds: Team Dignitas 50% - 50% Counter Logic Gaming My Choice: Counter Logic Gaming Game 5 - Fnatic vs Luminosity Gaming: Overview: Fnatic didn't to well against Vexed on Cobblestone in the first half of their game but they picked themselves up to make Vexed get zero rounds in the second half.
Luminosity did alright against Cloud 9 yesterday but not good enough considering they won both pistol rounds.
I believe if Fnatic get a map other then Cobblestone and / or play like they did in the second half yesterday, they will most likely beat luminosity.
If Coldzera from Luminosity Gaming doesn't play amazing like he did yesterday, then it will be an easy win for Fnatic.
Last Results Against Each Other: 22/08 | Fnatic 16 - 14 Luminosity Gaming - Mirage 22/08 | Fnatic 16 - 5 Luminosity Gaming - Train My Odds: Fnatic 65% - 35% Luminosity Gaming My Choice: Fnatic Game 6 - G2 Esports vs TeamSolo Mid: Overview: Both teams had amazing scorelines against the teams they played yesterday.
G2 Esports played Mousesports and TeamSolo Mid played Flipsid3 Tactics.
TeamSolo Mid are arguably the best team in the world at the moment and have the full potential to win this major.
Yesterday when TeamSolo Mid played Flipsid3 Tactics, TeamSolo Mid didn't use barley any teamwork or strats and just won the game with an amazing scoreline off of just aim.
Last Results Against Each Other: 13/10 | G2 Esports 19 - 21 TeamSolo Mid - Dust 2 30/09 | G2 Esports 5 - 16 TeamSolo Mid - Dust 2 My Odds: G2 Esports 35% - 65% TeamSolo Mid My Choice: TeamSolo Mid Game 7 - Virtus.
Pro vs Titan: Overview: COMING VERY SOON, AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE GAME STARTS.
Last Results Against Each Other: 10/09 | Virtus.
Pro 14 - 16 Titan - Inferno 08/09 | Virtus.
Pro 8 - 16 Titan - Inferno My Odds: Virtus.
Pro 55% - 45% Titan My Choice: Virtus.
Pro Game 8 - Team EnVyUs vs Natus Vincere: Overview: COMING VERY SOON, AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE GAME STARTS.
Last Results Against Each Other: 14/10 | Team EnVyUs 13 - 16 Natus Vincere - Train 30/09 | Team EnVyUs 11 - 16 Natus Vincere - Dust 2 My Odds: Team EnVyUs 55% - 45% Natus Vincere My Choice: Team EnVyUs

Information / About Me & The Guide

About Me & The Guide: In this guide i will be going into deep detail about the best options of who to pick and who will give you the most chance to receive the most points for each day in the Team Pick'em Challenge.
I will be looking at the teams game history from over the last few days / weeks to determine who has the best chance of winning their games and granting you points towards your Team Pick'em Badge.
I have a lot of experience within the Counter Strike pro scene and Pick'em Challenges in the past and i'm improving everytime, well except for DreamHack Winter where i underdoged on all the quaterfinals: ESL One Cologne 2014 - Gold Badge | 78 Points DreamHack Winter 2014 - Silver Badge | 61 Points ESL One Katowice 2015 - Gold Badge | 82 Points ESL One Cologne 2015 - Gold Badge | 90 Points Each day of the tournament i will be bringing out a new section of the guide with the new updated games with my odds and picks.
To help me out, please donate to me HERE.
Anything donated, even the smallest amount will be greatly appreciated and i will list each donators name on my profile & the guide.