To be perfectly honest, I do not know what to expect out of TyLoo this Major. They recently announced that they had leased two players from Flash Gaming; AttackeR and Summer, which is a nice addition to the team, but with only two months to prepare for the Major, I am not sure if this will improve their situation. They are priced around 100 to win the major which is about right. There were also some reports that the team is communicating in English due to BnTeT and xccurate being from Indonesia, but these rumours are quite old, so the situation might have improved.
As for the previous Major in London 2018, they managed to get out of the New Challengers stage into the Legends stage, but they managed to win only one match against MIBR and losing the other three to BIG, HallRaisers and Faze. TyLoo have yet to play on LAN in 2019.
Team Vitality is a French esports organization which entered Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in early October 2018 with a roster featuring former G2 and Envyus players along with a new rising star called Zywoo. Zywoo arrived to Vitality from against All authority. In Vitality’s short history, they made only one roster change; removing Happy, who was in a terrible form at the time, and adding ALEX from another French team called LDLC. Vitality have already won a minor tournament in 2019, WePlay! Lock and Load, where they managed to beat Hellraisers 2-0 in a BO3 match to take home USD 25k. As for their online form, they played in the Qualifier for the IEM Sydney 2019, but they were eliminated by a UK team EndPoint in a BO1 match. In my opinion, Vitality have the potential to make a good run at the upcoming major. They have one of the best players in Zywoo and not only that, but the team as a whole is playing very well together. For a lack of a better word, Vitality works like a well-oiled machine. I expect them to cruise thru the Challengers stage and at least secure the Legends spot fort he next Major. They are currently priced around 20.00 to win the major.
If we go by the value, TyLoo would be an obvious bet in a BO1 type of match in the first round of the major qualifier. But then again, they haven’t played a single official match in two months (since they made two roster moves) and I am not sure what to expect from them. They have enough talent in their team to counter Vitality, so tight match is definitely a possibility.
Prediction: Over 25.50 rounds
Odds: 1.76 gg.bet