ESL Pro League Season 17: Lower Bracket Quarterfinals betting odds

It's time for the first elimination in Group D at ESL Pro League Season 17. Just four out of the eight teams competing in this final Group Stage bracket will make it through to the Playoffs, and the first team will be sent home at the end of the March 18 Last Chance Quarterfinals.

ESL Pro League Season 17: ATK vs Astralis Last Chance Quarterfinals CS:GO schedule and betting odds

We are now just days away from the Playoffs, which are due to take place from March 21-26. And that means the Group Stage is finally drawing to a close, with the eight teams of Group D fighting for survival - and a chance to make it to the Playoffs.

We've seen plenty of stunning upset wins and incredible CS:GO gameplay so far, but all good things must come to an end - as two Group D teams are facing potential elimination today.

The teams fighting for the right to stay in this month's tournament are ATK and Astralis, who will be going head-to-head in the Last Chance Quarterfinals at 11:30 AM GMT on March 18.

ATK (5.30) vs Astralis (1.12)

ATK have been an underdog team from the start - but unlike their fellow Group D underdogs forZe and Rare Atom, they've failed to find their footing so far this week. They've had some tough matchups so far, having been heavily outmatched in both their Upper Bracket Quarterfinal match against ENCE (which ended with a 2-1 loss) as well as their Mid Bracket Round 1 match against Team Liquid, where they suffered a 2-0 loss. ATK might have earned their spot at ESL Pro League Season 17 through their impressive victory at the North American conference, but they could well be on the verge of heading back home on March 18.

Expectations were running significantly higher for Astralis, meanwhile, and yet they too have faced significant struggles so far in this tournament. Despite the long-awaited return of Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz, known as one of the best players in the world, Astralis' performance so far has left much to be desired. The team got off to a bad start with a 2-0 loss to Team Spirt in the Upper Bracket Quarterfinals, and things only got worse when Natus Vincere (NAVI) put them at risk of elimination through a 2-1 defeat in the Mid Bracket. It's hardly the heroic return that dev1ce and his fans were likely hoping for - but there's still time to turn things around in this Lower Bracket showdown.

The odds are heavily in Astralis' favour here, at 1.12 vs ATK's 5.30.

Who do you think will be heading home? Will Astralis live to fight another day, or do ATK have what it takes to pull off an upset win? Whoever you choose to support, make sure you watch CS:GO live from the comfort of your own home via our upcoming match schedule. And don't forget to sign up to claim your free 100% bonus to make the most of your CS:GO betting experience.