This article is part of our DraftKings CS:GO series.
- 12:00 p.m. Envy vs. Cloud9
- 12:00 p.m NiP vs fnatic
- 3:00 p.m. Dignitas vs. Gen.G
- 4:00 p.m OG vs Vitality
- 6:00 p.m. FunPlus Phoenix vs. c0ntact
Envy (1–3) vs Cloud9 (4–1)
Envy will hope to bounce back with a win after a crushing loss to HAVU. The last time these two sides met, Calyx went absolutely nuclear. He has amassed a K/D ratio of 1.20 with 0.75 kills/round so far in the league. These are impressive numbers considering how much Envy have struggled as a team. Other viable options on Envy include MICHU and moose, but it is Calyx who I would prioritize over anyone else on the team. The trio of floppy, motm and oSee make for excellent picks on the side of Cloud9. motm had a fantastic performance in their most recent outing against Copenhagen Flames, but I would be tempted to pivot to floppy or oSee here.
Envy Players to Target: Calyx ($7,000) MICHU ($4,600)
Cloud9 Players to Target: motm ($8,800) floppy ($8,400) oSee ($8,600)
NiP (3–2) vs fnatic (3–2)
NiP will take on fnatic in this Swedish derby for a spot in the second stage. fnatic will be the definite favorite, but these domestic matchups tend to be pretty wild. NiP actually had a very good start to the season, upsetting Astralis before taking care of Spirit and GODSENT the following matches. However, they later squandered their chances of winning the group after losing to Vitality and ENCE. Plopski has been stellar for NiP,