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Group Stage Pick'Em and Major Predictions

Written by vakko | 2017-01-11 14:23
After last two majors I got both gold fantasy team trophies, gold pick'em Columbus trophy and silver pick'em Cologne trophy where I was 1pt short to get gold =(. Also I am making a lot of profit on betting because I am just good at analyzing stuff.

So this major will be so much fun because it will be extremely hard to predict who gonna win it. So many teams just inconsistent right now.

So I made this thread to share my opinion and also to look at your thoughts my dear HLTV users. =)

I go down straight to semi-finals. In my opinion fight for this 4 spots can 6 teams: ASTRALIS, VP, NORTH, SK, FNATIC, OPTIC.

I know many fans gonna get mad at what I wrote but I usually right lol

ASTRALIS - nothing to say... they just very good right now.

VP - same nothing new to say... great experienced team that always show up at big events.

NORTH - they just signed a very good contract with new organization what will motivate them even more. Also they overall a good team.

SK- I am personally an SK fan. I will cheer for them. I do not think that they will make it to finals with fox BUT if something crazy happen and fox will perform at his best, SK has a good chance to make it to semis.

OPTIC - same as ASTRALIS at great form right now so nothing else to say. But I am 99% sure that they will not make it to the finals.


FNATIC - these boys so underrated right now. Disco_Doplan found his form finally in this team (I watched lately couple of their matches). Mark my words they gonna rekt some folks.

GAMBIT - This will be the most craziest underdog believe me. They are in a great form since Zeus joined them. But will it be enough to make a legend spot again?

GODSENT - yes they made it eazy through qualifier but it will be homesent. WHY? IDK WHY but HOMESENT.

Sorry NA'VI fans. I do not believe in this roster at all. They can make some crazy happen but highly doubt it. They are at same position as SK with fox. 4v5 because of s1mple. Don't get mad at me s1mple fans LOL I don't have nothing to say about him personally. He just DOES NOT fit in this team. Also since the new coaching rule it will be tough for NA'VI.

ENVYUS and G2 - new shuffle so nobody knows how they gonna play. Pretty sure both teams have some drama going so drama is never good my friends.


FAZE - this is the team I really don't understand. One day they play amazing, next day they play like shit so prly will not make it to semis.


I can give advise only about 3 players for as long as their teams won't be eliminated.

AWP - FALLEN (I never went wrong with him at this spot, especially now when GUARDIAN under performing)
K/D - COLDZERA (never went wrong here too)
ECO WARRIOR - NIKO (crazy deagle skills + they will have more eco rounds than other teams due to loosing and at the same time they will compete)

My profile page for trophies proof:

P.S. It's all good k1o =) just prove me wrong at major.

Here is my group stage picks:

um excuse me? but where is the tldr? 1/10 blog

the 1 is for the effort
2017-01-11 14:27:34
2017-01-11 14:34:27
2017-01-12 01:19:01
2017-01-12 01:27:52
cs is all 50-50 now

any team can beat any other team

but nice you just waited 1 hour of your life writing
this stupid post

2017-01-11 14:27:51
thx bro nice reply. And i wrote it in 10 minutes lol
2017-01-11 14:33:03
it fucking shows
2017-01-11 19:29:40
2017-01-12 01:54:09
50-50 :S u are really dumb
2017-01-11 17:49:05
Zeus is still underperforming on Gambit
2017-01-11 14:37:39
ya i saw it but he still made this team already X5 better
2017-01-11 14:49:24
he is a 30 year old IGL. What do you expect

2017-01-12 08:01:47
Nice blog tho ^^
2017-01-11 14:37:54
2017-01-11 14:57:14
Nice one, but I believe in FaZe. They are more consistent with karrigan, I believe they will make it to semis. I think semis are gonna be (if the bracket lets it happen): FaZe - Astralis - VP and NaVi/Optic. F3 and Gambit will go to quarters and we will see, maybe semis. I'm cheering for F3/Astralis. F3 is such a nice team to watch
2017-01-11 14:57:52
I wish you gave a further prediction of who you think will win

personally I think It has got to be VP...
2017-01-11 17:14:34
when major starts after first round we will be able to see who has the best chance to get to finals...
2017-01-11 17:47:47
I agree VP or astralis
2017-01-12 00:26:14
2017-01-12 02:04:38
Very bad
2017-01-11 17:30:00
Trash blog. You are clearly retarded af if you think
gambit should get semis and Navi shouldn't LOL
2017-01-11 17:35:40
bro its ur opinion ok... no need to insult... i proved to many times people wrong... and we will see... if gambit gonna play NAVI they will beat them... mark my words
2017-01-11 17:45:03
Out of all the teams in the major you favour Gambit over FaZe, NaVi, G2 etc - you clearly have 0 knowledge of CS.
2017-01-11 17:52:06
sorry navi fan we see my knowledge at Major

Post edited 2017-01-11 18:47:18
2017-01-11 18:43:41
2017-01-11 20:56:13
2017-01-13 23:24:08
You aren't proving anybody wrong when your prediction succeeds. You aren't making the future, you're just speculating - there's nothing to prove.
2017-01-12 13:01:49
ok ty for the reply
2017-01-12 13:02:44
and like i said sorry NAVI fan lol
2017-01-11 17:46:06
Nice blog
2017-01-11 17:51:42
2017-01-11 19:24:35
Good blog. I personally too dont believe in this Na Vi rooster, they idea complitly failed after coaches rules, and seized in my opinion is not good IGL (he is my favorite player in the team).
Astralis,VP,SK,Optic will go further for sure, but i doubt about North,fnatic, gambit.
Havent seen any games from fnatic lately, so if your saying they are good, i wont argue.
North did win EPICENTR, but afterwards there results wasnt that good, so I would prefer FaZe than North, FaZe showed good form in the end of they year, and im sure they are hungry for more.
Gambit definitely is a dark horse at this major, but it wouldnt be surprise in they go out of the groups.

Post edited 2017-01-11 18:44:14
2017-01-11 18:41:00
Nice thoughts. Yes i saw fnatic play week ago its different team as it was 1-2 months ago... mainly disco_doplan going ham right now
2017-01-11 19:07:43
no Respect 4 NaVi
2017-01-11 18:46:12
nothing to do with respect... they all good players... its just not working for them... this roster change
2017-01-11 18:48:13
Don't understand the hate you're getting. I think you have a good feel for the bracket and it shows with your pick'em results. I believe finals will be Astralis + FNATIC
2017-01-11 18:47:57
ty and it might be fnatic in finals... no joke
2017-01-11 18:48:58
that wont happen..
2017-01-11 19:12:32
How do you think to be In finals?Na'Vi or who?
2017-01-11 19:19:49
Its hard to say but I think dignitas vs VP is the most likely , but other teams like astralis have good chances too of course
2017-01-11 19:25:51
good point
2017-01-11 19:50:57
I do not agree with you on some points, but nice blog tho

Post edited 2017-01-11 19:03:30
2017-01-11 19:03:11
navi hater detected
2017-01-11 19:14:40
-0.5/1337, very poor analysis, sorry bruh ^^
2017-01-11 19:15:14
2017-01-11 19:25:08
Nice blog.
BTW do you have spreadsheet or just bet for yourself?
2017-01-11 19:18:45
nah i just bet for myself... made around $600 in 2 months... all skins i have i got from betting. started with 10$ long time ago...
2017-01-11 19:26:12
Ah, thank you for answer.
Nice analysis.
2017-01-11 19:26:53
an American making predictions ahahaha
2017-01-11 19:23:41
I'm an American and I made $10,000 from betting on csgolounge from an original $15 ahahahahah

Third world trash'
2017-01-11 19:27:35
cause money makes you smart, fucking hamburger logic.
2017-01-11 19:28:12
It does not make me smart, but you were making fun of him because of his ability to make predictions on a video game's matches, which is not very related to intelligence. Nice logic
2017-01-11 19:31:36
You missed the point. You think that because you make money from matches, you are smart. Don't be so egotistic.
2017-01-11 19:32:48
I'm not bragging about being smart, that's the thing

Your just implying because people are from na they are bad at predicting csgo matches, and I was just trying to falsify that
2017-01-11 19:35:05
im not american... I lived there for 5 years thats all
2017-01-11 19:28:01
I doubt he is an American as his English sucks too much
2017-01-11 19:31:22
my english does not suck that much lol i finished college there with 3.6 gpa and ty for the nice reply
2017-01-11 19:42:44
I mean it sucks in a comparison to an avarage native speaker, but it's on a decent lever for hltv :)
2017-01-11 20:12:18
i mean ofcourse compared to native speaker but im pretty good not just on HLTV ty
2017-01-11 20:21:03
Why you underestimate faze :(

Post edited 2017-01-11 19:27:10
2017-01-11 19:25:46
bro i just dont believe in them idk... they might play good though
2017-01-11 19:33:37

all off/on players
2017-01-11 19:54:30
2017-01-11 20:25:56
bad predicton
2017-01-11 19:28:21
2017-01-11 20:40:07
i don't think that s1mple doesn't fit NaVi it's the whole team that's the problem not only one player
2017-01-11 19:55:54
maybe maybe
2017-01-14 18:00:06
Hmmm French shuffle gonna happen after Major so idk what ur talking about!
2017-01-11 19:57:54
ok my bad... but still cant predict how they gonna play... less motivation for sure...
2017-01-11 20:01:13
I wouldn't count out HR if Deadfox goes off or liquid with a more than a month of no play just preparation w/ Zews
2017-01-11 20:21:10
Ez major for navi kid
2017-01-11 20:42:08
lol +1
4v5 because of S1MPLE?
are u stupid?
he's ready as ever, they probably have something in mind to knock sk out in group stages
KID doesn't know how to do predictions.
2017-01-11 20:43:25
completely agree my friend bundziniek
2017-01-11 20:44:21
these american flake flaggers don't know shit, better ask EU players..
2017-01-11 20:46:37
ty for ur reply
2017-01-11 21:06:11
Agree with kio this guy don't know anything about cs go
2017-01-11 20:48:13
I guess now FAZE players are motivated LOL
2017-01-11 21:08:49
''u don't understand anything about cs vakko''
k1o 2k17
2017-01-11 20:48:34
what do u expect? That he gonna say OH VAKKO U R RIGHT WE GONNA LOSE lol
2017-01-11 21:26:30
he's right though, your predictions make no sense
" they just signed a very good contract with new organization and they will try to prove that FC Copenhagen was right about picking them up. "
Is that why they'll perform ?You don't even talk about the groups
2017-01-11 22:01:00
ty for ur reply
2017-01-11 22:34:38
U are so stupid.. i just cant, you havent even seen faze play
2017-01-12 10:02:10
i saw more games than u my friend... they are good but not all the time... very inconsistent
2017-01-12 11:27:52
Theyve beat vp countless times, THEY WENT 3-0 in major qualifiers...
2017-01-12 17:34:28
same as godsent btw... do u believe in godsent?
2017-01-12 18:59:01
Godsent had easy opponents.
2017-01-12 20:56:55
bro i like ur opinion so all i can say we will see... they are good... but i dont believe that they can make it in top 4 teams
2017-01-12 21:08:06
we'll see
2017-01-13 07:30:51
lol none of the navi players really seem to fit in because valve fucking stopped their strat caller from speaking. Though I do think they would be better with the old lineup. I also think the best move would be to cut somebody like siezed or edward for zues, which ever player would fit better into the team should be the one they keep, but idk enough about navi to say which one. I will also say zues prolly doesnt want to play with s1mple bc he got cut for him. I mainly just wish valve removed the coaching rule. At first I thought it was unfair bc coaches being able to call screws over player in game leaders, but there is nothing stopping them from just turning into coaches, which would make for better cs overall.
2017-01-11 20:50:07
gold pick em up? you probably just got lucky af
this is the worst prediction i ever seen
2017-01-11 20:54:11
Na'Vi eZ WIN, SK 2nd this time
2017-01-11 20:59:09
ty my friend
2017-01-11 21:40:16
k/d - s1mple
awp - allu
clutch - flusha
pistol - dennis
entry - rain
2017-01-11 20:55:53
that actually seems pretty good
2017-01-11 20:59:42
k/d - s1mple
awp - s1mple
clutch - s1mple
pistol - s1mple
entry - s1mple
2017-01-11 21:09:04
K/D - Coldzera
Awp - FalleN
Clutch - NiKo/Cajunb/Flusha/
Pistol - Dennis/Snax/NiKo/
Entry - Dupreeh/Rain/
2017-01-11 22:09:05
ECO WARRIOR - device my freund
2017-01-11 21:01:00
CLUTCH King : Neo
2017-01-11 21:23:48
Well, it was a beautiful bait.

2017-01-11 21:56:51
not a bait
2017-01-12 00:11:24
Good predictions but I don't agree about NaVi
2017-01-11 21:58:23
stop reading at: I am personally an SK fan
2017-01-11 21:59:37
GAMBIT - OOOOOOOOHHHHHH BOOOIIIII! This will be the most craziest underdog believe me. They are in a great form since Zeus joined them.- ahaha

Sorry NA'VI fans. I do not believe in this roster at all. They can make some crazy happen but highly doubt it. They are at same position as SK with fox. 4v5 because of s1mple. Don't get mad at me s1mple fans LOL I don't have nothing to say about him personally. He just DOES NOT fit in this team.-


MOUSESPORTS, F3, LIQUID, HELLRAISERS - sorry - Yes and gambit are good :D also f3>gambit

FAZE - this is the team I really don't understand. One day they play amazing, next day they play like shit so prly will not make it to semis.- Did u watch then with karrigan?

Post edited 2017-01-11 22:14:12
2017-01-11 22:13:37
u don't know anything about cs vakko, U SUCK
2017-01-11 22:18:27
u don't know anything about cs vakko, U SUCK
2017-01-11 22:23:24
u don't know anything about cs vakko, U SUCK
2017-01-11 22:25:11
u don't know anything about cs vakko, U SUCK
2017-01-11 22:25:37
Liquid make it to the finals again and beat Fnatic

screenshot this for when the finals come around :)
2017-01-11 22:36:27
Nice blog dude
2017-01-11 22:40:54
2017-01-12 01:18:13

d o b r e p o m a r a n c z o w e
2017-01-11 22:58:16
2017-01-12 00:12:02
The G2 and nV shuffle is only after the major (facepalm)
2017-01-12 00:13:56
i know thats why i said cuz of shuffle i dont know how they gonna play... motivation will be fucked
2017-01-12 01:04:06
Players like ScreaM will be the most motivated and it's safe to say that he'll be the one carrying the team probably.
2017-01-12 14:04:02
ya but its kinda hard if shox wont care or rpk gonna be mad or anything else
2017-01-12 14:08:16
FNATIC gonna rape some kiddos
2017-01-12 00:17:58
Honestly, you are the first person who actually watch pro games and have a good grasp on the pro scene. I agree with all of the predictions except for Navi. I believe that they will at least make it to the quarter finals because if they can change some roles and make simple their entry, they could have a chance on their t sides on every map. Well put for the rest +1
2017-01-12 01:11:10
i agree with you =) i said that i dont see them at semis =)
2017-01-12 01:32:33
oh true
2017-01-12 01:42:41
I predict Astralis fail in 1/4 finals choke HAM
Gambit gonna show a good results
Navi can win this IMO
2017-01-12 01:16:37
might happen
2017-01-12 01:36:25
+1 and don't listen to idiots saying horrible shitblog
2017-01-12 01:27:34
2017-01-12 01:33:43
liquid made it to semis
then made it to finals
and now they will win it
2017-01-12 01:32:13
lel kio got triggered, sadly its the truth though...
once rain/aizy dont show up Faze are done for
2017-01-12 01:32:37
hopefully s1mple wont get triggered cuz he gonna write me a toxic essay lmao
2017-01-12 01:37:24
s1mple CSGod gonna carry NaVi every game 40 frags Kappa123
2017-01-12 01:38:19
the sad part even if gonna go for 40 they still might lose cuz its not about s1mple... its team game...
2017-01-12 01:39:24
Win chance in my opinion:

VP 75%
Astralis 75%
Na'Vi 75%
SK 50%
FaZe 50%
North 50%
OpTic 33%
Fnatic 33%
Gambit 10%
G2 10%
Hellraisers 10%
mousesports 5%
EnVyUS 5%
Liquid 0%
Flipsid3 0%

2017-01-12 01:42:30
i agree with everything except navi and fnatic... im telling u man i saw fnatic lately... they were good af
2017-01-12 01:44:07
k/d - s1mple
awp - fallen
clutch - xyp9x
pistol - dennis
entry - rush
2017-01-12 02:09:42
k/d - any day COLDZERA over anybody
2017-01-13 09:00:58
omg i am dumb
2017-01-15 00:00:32
no u smart my friend
2017-01-15 11:51:52
thank you
2017-01-15 16:07:07
2017-01-12 02:10:29
LOL the kio clip
2017-01-12 02:18:04
he got mad lol
2017-01-12 11:28:47
Liquid will be legends
2017-01-12 02:35:31
I aren't think that
2017-01-12 12:19:38
2017-01-12 13:45:49
Excuse me. Is this the blog where condoms are sold?
Give me 3 please
2017-01-12 08:08:20
just give me ur delivery address pls
2017-01-12 12:10:30
Godly post mate
2017-01-12 12:25:09
triggered half of the HLTV users including k1o... and the sad part its not a bait
2017-01-12 12:54:45
The lineup with nV majority will win. Fo sure fo sure.

Post edited 2017-01-12 13:47:29
2017-01-12 13:47:04
2017-01-14 18:35:18
2017-01-14 21:41:22
2017-01-17 21:15:36
really excited to see astralis,north and faze. ill cheer for sk :3
2017-01-12 14:20:20
2017-01-14 13:11:57
Best in opening duels
80.0% won
2017-01-12 14:21:23
2017-01-13 00:10:39
u don't know anything about cs vakko, U SUCK
2017-01-12 15:14:05
2017-01-12 22:04:11
"they just signed a very good contract with new organization what will motivate them even more."

What a great analysis.
2017-01-12 15:17:34
they overall good right now AND in addition more motivation... but ty for ur reply
2017-01-12 17:29:09
Silver Cologne 2016 Pick'Em Trophy
2017-01-13 19:13:26
ya i know i was mad af... was 1 point short to gold
2017-01-13 21:48:53
Are u sure with F3 0-3? xD
2017-01-16 11:09:47
i mean who else? liquid and f3...
2017-01-16 11:25:31

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