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Feb 4, 2022
Feb 4, 2022

Pinnacle Winter Series betting preview

Analysing the teams at the Pinnacle Winter Series

Who will win the Pinnacle Winter Series #2?

Teams to watch: Spirit, K23, and Apeks

Bet on the Pinnacle Winter Series #2

Pinnacle Winter Series betting preview

In our dedicated preview for the Pinnacle Winter Series #2, we analyse the teams participating in the tournament that could make the biggest impact. Find out more about the Pinnacle Winter Series.

Pinnacle Winter Series explained

The Pinnacle Winter Series is a continuation of the Pinnacle Fall Series. It is a series of CS:GO events that will take place throughout 2022. Each individual tournament in the series will have an $84,000 prize pool and will feature 28 teams battling to be crowned champions. Pinnacle Winter Series #2 takes place from February 7, 2022, to February 23, 2022.

Find out more details about the Pinnacle Winter Series.

Participating teams at the Pinnacle Winter Series #2

Pinnacle Winter Series #2 teams

ENTERPRISE

UGENTIUM

ALTERNATE aTTaX

Team Spirit

777

AVANGAR

ENDPOINT

eSuba

1WIN

Savage

Tricked

PACT

LookingForOrg

Unique

00 Nation

MAD Lions

Apeks

Dignitas

GamerLegion

forZe

K23

Movistar Riders

SKADE

Eternal Fire

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Pinnacle Winter Series #2 – Regional Swiss stage

16 teams will be competing in the Regional Swiss stage of the Pinnacle Winter Series #2, with eight qualification spots to the main Swiss stage available. The list of competitors comprises a variety of experience and skill levels, from rising challengers to established veterans.

Spirit join the Pinnacle Winter Series #2 after a busy winter break that has seen the former top-30 team bench Leonid “chopper” Vishnyakov and Nikolay “mir” Bityukov from their main player line-up, with the players to replace them to yet to be announced at the time of writing. Given that three core players have remained, it would not be a surprise to see Spirit regain their form and show how competitive they can be in the Regional Swiss stage.

MAD Lions will be debuting their new line-up, which saw the addition of Michał “MICHU” Muller and Viktor “sdy” Orudzhev over the winter break, at Pinnacle Winter Series #2. MAD will be hoping to relive their past glory with this revitalised player line-up and the Regional Swiss stage will be the first true test for the team.

00 Nation have struggled in recent times with an abysmal string of results in 2021 that ultimately led to the team acquiring Marcelo “coldzera” David and two others in the hopes of a better match record in 2022. “Coldzera” joins 00 Nation after a short but unsuccessful stint with Complexity, who despite the high calibre of players on the team, failed to produce meaningful match results.

Pinnacle Winter Series #2 – Main Swiss stage

Having been a regular attendee at Pinnacle Series tournaments, Dignitas make a return for Pinnacle Winter Series #2, joining the tournament at the Main Swiss stage. The team are on a slow incline in the world rankings, achieving a peak rank of #22 in 2021, and given that they have made no changes in almost a year to their team and have secured an extension for Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg, they are in a prime position to break out in 2022.

After finishing as the runners-up at Pinnacle Winter Series #1, Apeks have continued to impress with their new player line-up which consists of Asger “AcilioN” Larsen, Tim “nawwwk” Jonasson, Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad, Hugo “chawzyyy” Gunther, and Martin “STYKO” Styk. The team almost came away as Pinnacle Winter Series #1 champions but fell short against K23. Despite this setback, they will be a team to watch once again at the Pinnacle Winter Series.

The last team we will look at in the Main Swiss stage will be Pinnacle Winter Series #1 champions, K23. The predominantly Russian team pulled off a surprise upset at Pinnacle Winter Series #1 by beating world number five team Heroic 2 – 1 in the quarter-finals. The team currently hold an impressive 77.4% win rate over the past three months and are projected to continue in this form in the Pinnacle Winter Series #2.

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Kristian Medina
Kristian is a writer & videographer for Pinnacle Esports having studied English Language & Media at De Montfort University. He's the go-to guy when it comes to League of Legends.
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