MyBookie’s free esports betting tips and predictions for this week focuses on a pair of Six Charlotte Major 2022 matches on Tuesday, May 17th.
Here are our eSports Betting picks and predictions for Dire Wolves vs Oxygen Esports and CYCLOPS athlete gaming vs FURIA, who will meet on the final day of the group stage.
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Dire Wolves vs Oxygen Esports
- When: Tuesday, May 17th, 2:50 p.m. EDT
Dire Wolves hail from APAC, which is not considered to be a very strong region in the Rainbow Six esports scene. So it’s only fair for the online betting sites to have them priced as +150 underdogs.
But while Dire Wolves are viewed as one of the weaker teams at the Major, this is actually a very solid squad. Throughout 2022, Dire Wolves have attended three tournaments, and they have not placed worse than top three.
That includes titles from APAC South 2022 – Stage 1 and Operation League Taiwan Season 7 and a bronze medal from APAC League 2022 Playoffs – Stage 1. Admittedly, their achievements came mostly within the APAC region, but we wouldn’t underestimate Dire Wolves as a team that can cause some serious damage in Charlotte.
Oxygen Esports didn’t win much last year, and they have yet to impress this season. Still, they placed top-eight at Six Invitational and entered the Major as the second-seeded team from NAL. As the more recognized team, fielding well-known players, Oxygen will naturally be viewed as the superior squad, but they haven’t shown enough for us to recommend a bet on them.
On paper, Oxygen look stronger, but Dire Wolves are good enough cause an upset and are a solid bet at outsider odds.
Prediction: Dire Wolves to win
CYCLOPS athlete gaming vs FURIA
- When: Tuesday, May 17th, 8:40 p.m. EDT
CYCLOPS athlete gaming are +120 underdogs for their clash with FURIA, which sounds fair, not because CYCLOPS athlete gaming are weak, but rather because FURIA have simply shown more so far this season.
Admittedly, FURIA are by no means the top Brazilian R6 team, but they have done enough to earn respect. In February, FURIA placed top-12 at Six Invitational 2022 and have since placed fourth at Brasileirão 2022 – Stage 1 and finished third in the Copa Elite Six – Season 2022: Stage 1.
On the other side, CYCLOPS could only manage a 17th-20th place finish at Six Invitational. They have since claimed bronze from APAC North 2022 – Stage 1, a title at Japan League 2022 – Season 1 – Regular Season, and ended APAC League 2022 Playoffs – Stage 1 as runners-up.
Since Group B also features XSET and Team Liquid, FURIA and CYCLOPS can’t afford to lose this bout, or else they are all but guaranteed not to make it to the next stage. However, if we assume that both teams will be playing at their best, it’s hard to make a case for CYCLOPS.
They were one of the top teams in APAC, but CYCLOPS don’t come off as a team that can upset big squad such as FURIA. They’re good and consistent, but CYCLOPS’s ceiling is fairly limited, which might be a problem on Tuesday.
Prediction: FURIA to win