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FORZE Esports vs Bad News Eagles Tips & Odds – CCT Online Finals #1 Quarterfinal Clash

25 May 2023
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  • FORZE Esports vs Bad News Eagles Counter-Strike: Global Offensive betting tips for Friday, May 26, 2023, at CCT Online Finals #1 (14:30 CEST)
  • FORZE Esports are favoured to win
  • Bad News Eagles are fresh off a disappointing run at Paris Major
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FORZE Esports vs Bad News Eagles Predictions

FORZE Esports and Bad News Eagles will lock horns on Friday, May 26, in CCT Online Finals #1 upper bracket quarterfinals. It'll mark their first meeting since BetBoom Playlist. Urbanistic in March, when FORZE won 2-0.
  • FORZE Esports vs Bad News Eagles Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • FORZE Esports Form
  • FORZE Esports Squad & Team News
  • Bad News Eagles Form
  • Bad News Eagles Squad & Team News

Esports bookmakers have FORZE Esports priced as 1.72 favourites to defeat Bad News Eagles, likely because the Russian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad performed better in the tournament's opening round. But if we zoom out, there isn't much to separate the two teams.

  • Bad News Eagles have won five tournament silver medals in 2023
  • FORZE Esports are 2-2 from their last four outings
  • Bad News Eagles needed a reverse sweep to defeat ex-CPH in round one of CCT Online Finals #1

Head to Head

FORZE Esports and Bad News Eagles have met twice this season, each team winning one game apiece.

  • Bad News Eagles 2-1 FORZE Esports – February 16, 2023
  • FORZE Esports 2-0 Bad News Eagles – March 28, 2023

FORZE Esports Form

FORZE Esports attended BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 at the start of May, but they failed to find much success and crashed out of the tournament in the Challengers Stage. They kicked off the final CS:GO Major with a rough loss against Grayound, then bounced back with two massive wins against Team Liquid and Monte, only to drop their final to series against FaZe Clan and GamerLegion.

Since their failed attempt to win the Major, FORZE Esports have played four official matches. They lost against Sprout (0-2) and Movistar Riders (2-1) and defeated ENDPOINT (2-0) and HAVU (2-0) in the first round of CCT Online Finals #1.

Overall, FORZE haven't looked bad recently. But at the same time, they haven't shown anything spectacular.

FORZE Esports Squad & Team News

FORZE Esports haven't made any roster changes since February 2023.

  • Andrey "Jerry" Mekhryakov
  • Aleksandr "shalfey" Marenov
  • Aleksandr "zorte" Zagodyrenko
  • Vladislav "Krad" Kravchenko
  • Evgeniy "r3salt" Frolov

Bad News Eagles Form

Bad News Eagles are enjoying quite a successful season for their standards. Like FORZE Esports, they didn't accomplish much at BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023, where they crashed out in 12th-14th place; however, they still put on a show.

BNE started their Major campaign in the Legends Stage, where they went 3-1, with a win against G2 Esports and three defeats against ENCE, Apeks, and FaZe Clan. Even though Bad News Eagles didn't look good against ENCE (9-16) or Apeks (6-16), they nearly defeated FaZe Clan (16-3, 17-19, 14-16), which is impressive.

Since their loss against FaZe, Bad News Eagles have played just two official games – against ex-Copenhagen Flames (2-1) in the first round of CCT Online Finals #1 and against ENDPOINT (1-2) at CCT South Europe Series #4.

Bad News Eagles Squad & Team News

Bad News Eagles have not announced any roster changes.

  • Sener "SENER1" Mahmuti
  • Genc "gxx-" Kolgeci
  • Flatron "juanflatroo" Halimi
  • Dionis "sinnopsyy" Budeci
  • Rigon "rigoN" Gashi


This should be an exciting and close game between two Counter-Stike: Global Offensive teams that look evenly matched and have shown similar form over the last few weeks. If we compare their individual talent, it's impossible to pick a winner, and even if one squad would seem stronger, it's not like either is very consistent.

However, I would prefer to be on the side of Bad News Eagles for this match. They can slip as they did against ENDPOINT on Tuesday, but when this team is on, they can compete with any squad in the world. FORZE can be good as well, but they haven’t shown the same heights as BNE, so I can’t agree with the offered betting odds on them.

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