2018 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament StarCraft 2 Betting Tips
Maru has recently won the third consecutive Code S Starcraft II and is the main favorite to win another prestigious competition. 2018 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 2 spans over the course of four days and enjoys a lot of attention from bookmakers. It presents punters with exceptional betting opportunities and the first odds on four matches are already published.
Maru will be joined by TY as the two players to have received a direct invitation to the main tournament. They have played the all-Terran final of the 2018 GSL Season 3, one that Maru won. There are only 16 players in contention, so games are scheduled every day and players can watch them live on Twitch as well as the Afreeca official stream.
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Odds available on September 27 Matches
This is the second Super Tournament of the Starcraft II World Championship Series in Korea and it has a guaranteed prize pool of ₩30 million. All the matches in the Round of 16, quarterfinals and semi finals are played in a best-of-five series, while the finals can require up to seven games for a winner to be decided. Bet-At-Home and Betway are some of the bookmakers to have already revealed the odds on the first four matches. Maru plays in the opening match, against Rogue and the favourite is given odds of 9/20 to win. The underdog causing an upset in the first match of the Round of 16 is priced at 3/2.
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Competition is fierce in the elimination round of the 2018 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 2, but there are a few clear favorites. During this stage of the event, sOs is credited with the best chance to advance to the quarterfinals, in the match against KeeN. ArcaneBet is willing to offer only odds of 1/4 on the favorite, while tempting punters with much better value of 5/2 on the underdog. As kickoff draws near, the bookmaker is likely to also offer odds on a sweep or narrow margin victory.
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Solar and Stats Play Against Familiar Foes
There is a single quarterfinal that we already know it will pit a Zerg player against a Protoss. That’s because Solar plays against Impact and both of them are Zerg, so regardless of outcome, one player representing this race will advance. Esportsbetting.com offers odds of 1/2 on Solar who is favourite to advance at the expense of impact, as the odds of 3/2 clearly reflect. Even the players who are eliminated in this stage of the competition will receive ₩500,000 and 225 WCS points.
Stats and Trap will be playing in the other match of the Round of 16, with one of the Protoss players advancing to the quarterfinals. GG.bet regards Stats as favourite, so punters get take the odds of 1/2 on his victory or go the other way and back Trap to win at 3/2. The winner of the tournament will win a prize of ₩12,000,000 and 1,500 WCS Points.
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The odds are subject to change and likely to move in one direction before kickoff.