June is all wrapped up, boys and girls! It brought forth awesome CSGO action in the form of IEM XVI Summer and BLAST Premier Spring Finals, two grandiose events with almost $700,000 combined prize pool and plenty of CSGO betting opportunities.
CSGO betting in July ought to continue in the same fashion! We have another massive event, perhaps even bigger and more important than the two aforementioned ones. Intel Extreme Masters XVI Cologne is the name, and it’s going to be an outright spectacle.
However, that’s not to say it’s the only CSGO event you should bet on this month. There’s more to CSGO betting in July than IEM XVI Cologne, and that’s what we’re here to explain!
CSGO Betting in July 2021 | Where to Place Bets?
As you’ll see in the remainder of our “CSGO betting in July” blog, there are plenty of events to explore this month. But, many still don’t know where exactly they can find CSGO betting options. Even in this day and age, many esports fans don’t know much about the esports betting market.
If that fits your description perfectly, you might want to check out our guide for finding CSGO bookmakers online. Do yourself a favor and don’t go on the lookout for esports betting odds without consulting our guide. Google is your friend most of the time… but as far as esports betting goes, it’s far from it!
Best CSGO Events to Bet on This July
There are three events we need to emphasize here! Well, there’s another one too, DH Open 45, but it ends in just two days, so it’s kind of too late for you to get the best out of it. On the bright side, the following trio packs quite the punch, not just in terms of betting options but overall quality too… so we have to take a closer look!
IEM XVI Cologne
First things first – Intel Extreme Masters Season XVI Cologne! From the looks of things, it’s going to be one of the biggest CSGO events in all of 2021! There’s just a handful of bigger, more important contests, with the PGL Major obviously topping the charts.
The Danes from @AstralisCS have never won a championship in Cologne! 🏆
Will #IEM Cologne this year be the time they do bring home that trophy? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/EAfFbWPGHG
— Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) June 28, 2021
IEM XVI Cologne starts on July 6th, next Tuesday, to be more precise. Twenty-four teams will participate for a chance to get the biggest share of the million-dollar prize pool. That’s right, $1,000,000 is in the prize pool of this one, $400,000 of which goes to the winning team.
We already know the first-round matchups; we already know what the play-in stage bracket looks like. The stage is perfectly set for the likes of Gambit, NaVi, G2, Heroic, and Astralis to thrive in a LAN environment, following a lengthy hiatus.
StarLadder CIS RMR
StarLadder CIS RMR started last Sunday and is set to last through this Sunday. That leaves you with just three more days to bet on the likes of Virtus.pro, NaVi, Team Spirit, and Gambit to assert their dominance in the now highly competitive CIS region.
Thus far, we’ve seen Gambit and NaVi win all three of their group stage matches and qualify for the knockout stage. In group B, Team Spirit are 4:0 with Virtus.pro struggling against 100PG. There are still more matches to go, so we can expect lots of nail-biting matches on StarLadder CIS RMR!
Pinnacle Cup II
Last but not least, Pinnacle Cup II! Thirty-two contestants, but only the top two will get something from the event. The winning team gets $80,000, the runner-up gets $20,000. Everyone else goes home empty-handed! The action has already started this Monday but will extend all the way through July 16th. Even though the quality of teams is not at an admirable level, bookies still have decent coverage for this one.