ESL Pro League S15 group stage matches are shaping up the table for the expected winners of the tournament. It is now time to evaluate the chances of top performers of the season to claim the cup.
Starting with the winners of the latest IEM Katowice, FaZe are one of the favorites to go all the way to the victory. They were so good at the start of the season, that it seems even in the hardest situations the roster is able to come out on top. With names like Finn "karrigan" Andersen, Robin "ropz" Kool, Helvijs "broky" Saukants, Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken and Håvard "rain" Nygaard, the team is likely to defend their ongoing success, facing almost any team remaining in the tournament.
Next, we have Players, or as we knew them before, Gambit. The young and talented players have proven themselves to be agile enough competing with the more experienced pros of the discipline. They have all the right tools needed to advance up to the final day of the event. They have been working hard and long in the last two years to earn their place in the top-3 of global rankings.
NAVI, the top 1 team in the world, is still in the competition, which gives the opponents reasonable worries to play carefully against them. Despite losing in the Katowice 2022, NAVI have not lost their motivation to continue the year on the positive note. What is more, despite the outer factors of the home country crisis, they are still maintaining the will to play and they do this in the very own style, like we used to see back in 2021. IGL Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhaylov is already back from quarantine status, so the whole composition now is the all-star roster of NAVI.
Other teams that made to the playoffs also deserve a mention, including NIP and Heroic, but they all failed at this or that point in the ongoing season, which means that the chances are far less for them. Without further ado, let's have a look at the odds: