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The Thunderpick World Championship has been a thrilling ride so far, with the Group Stage matches delivering heart-pounding action and keeping Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) fans on the edge of their seat! This weekend, from Nov. 3 to Nov. 5, we’ll witness the Thunderpick World Championship playoffs and grand finals.

Strap in as we recap the Group Stage results and share a preview of the Thunderpick World Championship finals, including the schedule, what CS2 fans can expect, and how you can watch all the matches.

Thunderpick World Championship Group Stage Results

The Group Stage was a treat for CS2 esports fans, boasting some close matches, brilliant plays, and a couple of surprising results. Learn what happened during the Thunderpick World Championship 2023 Group Stage below and which teams made it to the finals.

Group A Results

In the opening match of Group A, we saw Cloud9 beat Fnatic 2-1 and then reverse-sweeped in the winner’s match to top the group. The decider match in Group A featured an on-form beating Fnatic 2-1, with the second map going into triple overtime.

  1. Cloud9
  3. Fnatic
  4. Ninjas in Pyjamas

Group B Results

FaZe Clan‘s domination of Group B was beautiful, beating SAW and Monte with decisive 2-0 scorelines. Monte recovered from their loss against FaZe and, in the decider match, defeated SAW 2-0 to claim 2nd place in Group B.

  1. FaZe Clan
  2. Monte
  3. SAW
  4. Wildcard Gaming

Group C Results

Despite being ranked 22nd in the world, Team Spirit came out swinging, smacking Complexity with a 2-0. Team Spirit then went on to cause the biggest upset thus far at the Thunderpick World Championship, beating the favorites, MOUZ, with a clean 2-0. MOUZ fought tooth and nail for their 2-1 win against Complexity in the decider match to earn a spot in the finals.

  1. Team Spirit
  2. MOUZ
  3. Complexity
  4. M80

Group D Results

Sparks flew in Group D, with Danish powerhouse Heroic beating Nouns 2-1 in a closely contested match before claiming the top spot in the group by dramatically reverse-sweeping BIG. In the decider match, BIG bested the Brazilian hope, FURIA, with a 2-1 win after the second map went into overtime.

  1. Heroic
  2. BIG
  3. FURIA
  4. Nouns

Spirit’s 18-year-old player, Myroslav “zont1x” Plakhotia, shined brightly as the top performer. He had an impressive HLTV rating of 1.64 and earned the Group Stage MVP title.

With the Group Stage complete, we say goodbye to SAW, Wildcard Gaming, Fnatic, NIP, Complexity, M80, FURIA, and Nouns. Thank you for your performance on the server, making the Group Stage an exciting experience for us.

Thunderpick WC 2023 Finals: What To Expect

Cancel your plans! The Thunderpick World Championship finals will keep you busy with top-tier CS2 esports action this weekend, from Nov. 3 to Nov. 5, 2023.

With the excellent South African host Sam “Tech Girl” Wright, expert analysts Anirudh “Paladin” Ajay and Allan “Allan” Hender, alongside several fantastic casters, the Thunderpick World Championship 2023 promises exciting, top-tier CS2 esports.

The remaining eight teams will compete in a single-elimination playoffs bracket, where all matches, including the finals, are best-of-three (BO3). All eight teams in the playoffs have already guaranteed themselves a piece of the $500,000 prize pool. Heading into the quarterfinals, they have set their sights on the title of Thunderpick World Champion and the first-place prize of $250,000.

Thunderpick World Championship Schedule

You’ll find all the Thunderpick World Championship quarterfinal matchups, alongside start times on Nov. 3 and the teams’ HLTV World Ranking (Oct. 30 update) below.

  • Monte (#8) vs. Team Spirit (#22), starting at 10:00 CET / 02:00 PDT.
  • Heroic (#67 ) vs. (#12), starting at 13:00 CET / 05:00 PDT.
  • Cloud9 (#11) vs. BIG (#14), starting at 16:00 CET / 08:00 PDT.
  • FaZe Clan (#5) vs. MOUZ (#4), starting at 19:00 CET / 11:00 PDT.

The first semifinal will commence on Nov. 4 at 13:00 CET / 05:00 PDT between the winner of Monte vs. Spirit and Heroic vs. On Nov. 4 at 16:00 CET / 08:00 PDT, the winners of Cloud9 vs. BIG and FaZe Clan vs. MOUZ will face off in the second semifinal match.

The Thunderpick World Championship final will start on Nov. 5 at 19:30 CET / 10:30 PST between the two teams who emerged as the victors in the semifinals.

The semifinals will be an absolute slugfest as the two top-ranked teams at Thunderpick World Championship, FaZe and MOUZ, face off. We are eager to see if Team Spirit can keep up its momentum from the Group Stage or if Monte will end their run. Cloud9 vs. BIG should also be an exciting match between two closely ranked teams.

Heroic vs. may be highly contested despite the HLTV World Ranking difference. Heroic is in the midst of roster changes, most prominently the announced departure of IGL Casper “cadiaN” Møller, alongside the benching of Jakob “Jabbi” Nygaard and Martin “stavn” Lund.

Armed with the complete schedule, you can mark your calendar and set your alarm so you don’t miss out on any Thunderpick World Championship playoff matches!

How to Watch Thunderpick World Championship Finals

You can head over to our dedicated Thunderpick World Championship event page to watch the live stream, participate in promotions, and explore the latest results.

Our CS2 Betting section is also an all-in-one live betting experience. Select a Thunderpick World Championship match, and the stream will automatically appear on the left side. Place bets via the betslip on your right-hand side, and stay up-to-date with odds, score updates, and detailed match stats. To increase the stream’s size, click the “Live Mode” button. Alternatively, you can tune in to the GRIDesports Twitch channel.

If you can’t watch the Thunderpick World Championship finals live, follow the official Thunderpick X (Twitter) account and HLTV’s Twitter as our social media partners. Don’t forget to use the #ThunderpickWC hashtag to join the conversation!

Thunderpick World Championship Finals Betting Predictions

We all have been on the edge of our seats watching the Thunderpick World Championship Group Stages and of course, it’s easy to see how FaZe is one of the favorites to lift the trophy. They completely dominated the group stage and even though MOUZ is ranked higher on, we saw them face some struggles in the group stages. 

Team Spirit is also a team to watch out for. Despite being ranked at #22 we’ve seen some stunning plays in the group stages, even beating the current #4 2-0. What we’re sure of is that there’s some top talent competing in the Thunderpick World Championship Finals and we can’t wait for the matches to start. 

For the Thunderpick World Championship 2023 finals, you have several CS2 betting lines available in every match, such as Handicap to Correct Round Score, Over/Under, Map Winner, and Map Score. 

Since we’re hosting we also have a selection of boosted odds and special markets you won’t find anywhere else. 

We are proud and thrilled to bring you top-tier CS2 esports action at the Thunderpick World Championship finals. We wish the best of luck to all the teams competing in the finals, and we can’t wait to crown this year’s Thunderpick World Champion!

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