FaZe Clan are playing OpTic Gaming at the elimination match at the ESL One: New York 2019 tournament up to two wins. The losing team will leave the event and the winner will meet with the winner of the pair Astralis - Evil Geniuses, where they will define the last participant in the playoff stage.
The teams last met with each other in May and then OpTic Gaming won, however, we should not take this result into account as too much e-sport time has passed and the teams have had enough time to make changes.
At this event, both of the rosters started with losses and their performance was pretty weak and if we can explain FaZe Clan’s bad results by two substitutes, we cannot say anything about the reason of Optic Gaming’s bad shape. We should notice that both rosters lost 2:0.
Sportsbooks think that FaZe Clan are questionable favorites of the competition due to individual performance of each of the players. We agree with the sportsbooks and we will also lean towards the European mix.