Bad News Eagles vs Movistar Riders Preview and Predictions: ESL Challenger Melbourne 2023

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Bad News Eagles vs Movistar Riders Preview and Predictions: ESL Challenger Melbourne 2023

With early wins for both teams at ESL Challenger Melbourne 2023, we now go into Bad News Eagles vs Movistar Riders in the Winners Match of Group B

It’s rare for teams of this caliber to have a shot at winning as much prize money as ESL Challenger at DreamHack Melbourne is offering, but that is precisely the point of the tournament. Through these games, we can see the best of some of the game’s rising teams, and the first round of Group Stage matches has given us nothing less than excellent CSGO. Now we’ll see the better teams of Group B go head to head in Bad News Eagles vs Movistar Riders, and if you’re into CSGO betting, you’ll want to read this preview.

Bad News Eagles

Fresh off their successful qualification to the Paris Major, the Eagles have already beaten local hopefuls VERTEX comprehensively earlier in the day. Playing on Vertigo, they managed to pick up a strong 10 rounds on the T-side of the generally CT-sided map before shutting down what was a decent attempt at a comeback from the Aussies for a 16-10 win. Going up against their fellow Europeans might not be as easy, though.

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Sener “SENER1” Mahmuti

  • HLTV Rating: 0.97
  • Impact Rating:0.88
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded:69.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 68.9
  • Kills Per Round: 0.60

Genc “gxx-” Kolgeci

  • HLTV Rating: 1.08
  • Impact Rating: 1.02
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.5%
  • Average Damage Round: 70.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Flatron “juanflatroo” Halimi

  • HLTV Rating: 1.09
  • Impact Rating: 1.16
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 68.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 82.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.75

Dionis “sinnopsyy ” Budeci

  • HLTV Rating: 1.03
  • Impact Rating:1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 66.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 78.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.69

Rigon “rigoN” Gashi

  • HLTV Rating: 1.09
  • Impact Rating: 1.18
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 81.2
  • Kills Per Round: 0.75

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Movistar Riders

The Spanish side has seen better days, but there’s no doubt that its star is on the rise once more. They bested Chinese giants Rare Atom in their own opening match, edging out the opposition 19-16 in Overtime on Anubis following uncharacteristically even halves for the T-sided map. 


Alejandro ”mopoz” Fernández-Quejo Cano

  • HLTV Rating: 0.99
  • Impact Rating:1.07
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 76.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.69

Alejandro ”ALEX” Masanet Candela

  • HLTV Rating: 1.03
  • Impact Rating: 0.98
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 70.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.66

Pere “sausol” Solsona Saumell 

  • HLTV Rating: 1.05
  • Impact Rating: 1.03
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.5%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.69

David ”dav1g” Granado Bermudo

  • HLTV Rating: 0.92
  • Impact Rating: 0.86
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 68.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 65.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.57
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Antonio “Martinez” Martinez Sánchez

  • HLTV Rating: 1.09
  • Impact Rating: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 71.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.72

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Bad News Eagles vs Movistar Riders Predictions: ESL Challenger Melbourne 2023

We believe Bad News Eagles will beat Movistar Riders comfortably.

Bad News Eagles vs Movistar Riders Head to Head Record 

Bad News Eagles 3 – 2 Movistar Riders

Bad News Eagles vs Movistar Riders Maps 

  • Vertigo

Bad News Eagles vs Movistar Riders Score 

  • Map 1: Bad News Eagles to win by +4 

Bad News Eagles vs Movistar Riders Top Fragger


ESL Challenger Melbourne 2023 Movistar Riders vs Bad News Eagles Match Links

Bad News Eagles vs Movistar Riders Match Time

April 28, 2023 – 04:50/03:50 CST/01:50 PT

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