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Astralis vs. Complexity Preliminary report, statistics and a forecast - Esport CS:GO

Duell between two top-teams

Astralis vs. Complexity Preliminary report, statistics and a forecast - Esport CS:GO

Duell between two top-teams

After last week's BLAST Fall Finals, the IEM Global Challenge is the last tournament of this year. A total of eight teams compete for a prize money of 500.000 USD.

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Favourites for the tournament victory are the two permanent candidates Vitality and Astralis. Underdog chances of winning are given to NAVI and Heroic. The tournament will be played in a group phase followed by single elimination playoffs. All games will be played as bo3 and online. The only exception is the grand final, which will be played as bo5.

Date and provider

The match between Astralis and Complexity will take place live on 15.12.2020 at 3.30 p.m.(CET). After the match between BIG and Vitality, it is the second duel of the IEM Global Challenge. The match will be broadcasted on the official channels of the IEM on the platforms Twitch and Youtube.

Astralis - Latest performance & results

Astralis, the most successful team in the world was recently relegated to the second place in the BLAST Premier Fall by Vitality. Relatively clearly the Danes lost the final and were practically without a chance against a strong Vitality.

All in all, however, Astralis has found its way back to its old form. Gla1ve has taken over the role of IGls again after health problems and star player device is in incredible shape once again.

After a surprising first round defeat at the BLAST, Astralis fought their way through the lower-bracket until the final match against Vitality with four wins in a row. The week before Astralis won the DreamHack Winter and all in all is in a very good shape. Between Astralis and Complexity the odds favor the Danes very clearly.

Complexity - Latest performance & results

Complexity is a top international team that hired the Australian jks as a replacement for oBo at the end of 2020 and thus found a worthy fifth player. The team around IGL blameF has had mixed results lately, but in any case they have the potential to play alongside the world's top teams.

In the duel with Astralis Complexity is the clear underdog in view of the odds. However, this is not due to the fact that the mixed team is basically without chances, but because of poizen, the main-awp of Complexity. Due to health problems he is in hospital since last week and has to be operated. More details are not yet known, but Complexity will compete at the IEM Global Challenge with a stand-in.

This makes it extremely unprofitable to bet on the game between Astralis and Complexity. The chances of an underdog win are very small and the odds of Astralis betting on a win are around 1.15.

Astralis vs. Complexity - Map-Veto prediction

While Astralis has always banned Mirage, the team around blameF decided against Inferno. This fact gives the mixed team a little bit of an advantage in the map veto, because they ban the first pick of the Danes. Especially on Dust2 and Train Complexity has problems. Between Astralis and Complexity is the tip concerning the maps on Nuke and Dust2. As a decision maker Overpass would be conceivable.

Astralis vs. Complexity - Prediction

It has just been announced that ottoNd will be competing with the team as a stand-in at the IEM Global Challenge (as of 14.12.2020, 9.41 p.m. CET). The Finn became known through his performances at the Berlin Major with CR4ZY. He was a great AWP at the end of 2019, but never really got happy with his new team c0ntact.

All in all, everything indicates a clear victory for the Danes, but a pure victory bet is not very tempting.

Winner bet: Astralis
EsportFire Tip: Astralis 2:1

Information is provided without guarantee! All forecasts are based on the personal opinion of the author!

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