English-speaking analysts and commentators have called the first round of the favorites ELEAGUE Major 2017. According to Duncan «Thorin» Shields, players HellRaisers cope SK Gaming, and Yonne «natu» Leppänen thinks Gambit eSports beat the Danes of North.

Thorin and natu British analyst Duncan «Thorin» Shields believes that HellRaisers good chances to win the match against SK Gaming, as both teams prefer to play on the same card – Train, Cobblestone and Overpass.

Forecast Duncan «Thorin» Shields:

  • North win Gambit eSports
  • G2 Esports win Fnatic
  • HellRaisers win SK Gaming
  • Virtus.pro win OpTic Gaming
  • Natus Vincere win mousesports
  • Team EnVyUs win Team Liquid
  • Astralis win GODSENT
  • FaZe Clan win FlipSid3 Tactics

Commentator Yonne «natu» Leppänen also shared his predictions for the first round of ELEAGUE Major 2017. A former professional player from Finland finds that Gambit eSports may surprise of North, and cope with Team Liquid Team EnVyUs.

Forecast Yonne «natu» Leppänen:

  • fnatic win G2 Esports
  • Gambit eSports win North
  • Natus Vincere win mousesports
  • SK Gaming win HellRaisers
  • Team Liquid win Team EnVyUs
  • Virtus.pro win OpTic Gaming

Tomi «lurppis» Kovanen did not give a forecast for each match, and simply called the top four teams of the tournament. According HLTV.org editor in chief, the best on ELEAGUE Major 2017 act Astralis, Natus Vincere G2A, Virtus.pro G2A and FaZe Clan.

ELEAGUE Major in 2017 will be held from 22 to 29 January in Atlanta Fox Theatre site. The prize fund of one million dollars.