MiBR and Fnatic make our list of favorites as WESG moves forward

Counter-Strike: GO's Icon Kamil Malinowski · 13 Mar 2019


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The quarterfinals of the WESG World Finals are almost upon us. This stage features eight teams facing each other in a single elimination bracket—four will advance to the semifinals, and four will be sent home.

The first match will be played between OpTic Gaming and Fnatic, two European teams who have performed well so far. Fnatic, however, are the clear favorites. The Swedes have shown high quality games so far, most notably when they took out Team Russia 2-0. OpTic, on the other hand, have struggled against the stronger teams, falling to Valiance earlier in the tournament. OpTic will have to step it up if they wish to even challenge Fnatic.

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Match two features two more European teams, with AGO Esports taking on Valiance. This match seems to be a close affair, as both teams got off to a slow start but were able to impress in the first round of the playoffs with 2-0 victories. Now these two teams will play in a match of brains vs brawn—an experienced AGO vs a Valiance line up filled with pure talent.

Windigo Gaming vs Made in Brazil is set to be the third match of the quarterfinals, and a very promising one at that. Both teams have performed exceptionally well and are in red hot form going into this stage—MiBR are yet to be defeated, while Windingo have only lost one map, which was to the reigning champions Fnatic. This match could prove to be a challenge for MiBR, who will need to be careful not to give Windingo any chances.

The final match features a dark horse of the tournament. This may seem like a one-sided affair in the favor of G2, but Absolute are not to be underestimated. The Japanese squad have shown very impressive form, as they haven’t dropped a map yet thanks to the outstanding performance of their star AWPer Koji “Laz” Ushida. If Absolute keep up their form G2 may be in for a very tough game.

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