Astralis vs. G2 Preliminary report, statistics and a forecast - Esport CS:GO
Astralis favorite given the odds
On the third matchday of the BLAST Global Finals, Astralis and G2 meet in the upper-bracket. The two top teams won their first matches 2-1 against Evil Geniuses and FURIA. While the Danish team is probably the best team in the world for the time being in 2021, G2 showed a solid performance against FURIA and came back strong from the winter break.
Author's tip: Astralis gewinnt
Table of Content
All in all, the BLAST Global Finals will be played as a double elimination bracket. In the opening round Astralis, G2, Vitality and Liquid were the winners. With the exception of Liquid's win in the duel with NAVI, the majority of the victories were favorites. A total of USD 1 million in prize money is at stake.
Date and provider
The match between Astralis and G2 will be played live at 4.30 p.m. (CET) on 21.01.2021. The BLAST itself will take care of the main stream and broadcast the game in English. A German stream will be provided by 99Damage.
Astralis - Latest performance & results
Astralis started the new year as they ended 2020. With a victory. The resurgent Danish top team won the opening round at the BLAST Global Finals in a good battle against Evil Geniuses. They went into the match as clear favorites, but lost 14-16 to start on Inferno and were thus defeated on one of their strongest maps. However, the Danes were no longer in the mood to play around and won Overpass and Vertigo both 16:08.
Individually, device showed a great performance as usual, but especially Xyp9x had a very good day and silenced the critics. After a break of several months, the experienced Dane had problems to return to his former performances, but apparently managed to do so during the winter break.
Between Astralis and G2, the odds clearly favor the Danish team. Due to the IEM victory and recent very solid performances, Astralis is also rightfully on the first place of the EsportFire World Ranking. Astralis has an advantage against teams like G2 and FURIA, for example, also because of their first ban Mirage, which many teams would like to pick. In the first matchup of the new year, the team surprisingly decided to pick Overpass instead of Nuke.
G2 - Latest performance & results
G2 also started the new year with a success. In the duel with FURIA, the mixed team won quite clearly after victories on Inferno and Nuke. On their map pick Mirage the team had the chance to win 2:0, but in the end they squandered a bit. Nevertheless, a solid performance and a good start to the new year. Above all, NiKo's form did not diminish over the winter break. The Bosnian is individually on a great level and will also perform well against Astralis.
The mixed team reinforced three times in the last 1 ½ years and rebuilt the former French lineup. At the end of 2020, G2 still looked a bit unstructured and struggled to put the great individuals together. Even in the new year, it seems like there are rarely games where all the individuals really perform at their best level. On Mirage, it was mostly AmaNEk, who plays in the support role but still struggles individually.
In the duel with Astralis, G2 is the clear underdog given the odds and would need a perfect day to enter the BLAST upper-final. Possible opponents are Vitality and Liquid, who will meet in the evening match. Should G2 make it to the lower-bracket, they would face the winner of the duel between Complexity and NAVI.
Astralis vs. G2 - Map-Veto prediction
Mirage and Overpass are practically fixed as bans. Between Astralis and G2, the tip regarding the maps is on Inferno and Nuke. It would also be possible for the Danes to choose Vertigo, on which they recently performed well. Dust2 could well be the decider.
Astralis vs. G2 - Prediction
In the duel Astralis vs. G2, the tip is clearly on the Danish favorites. The new lineup of G2 is a great addition to the world's best, but it still needs some time to be able to compete consistently against the best teams in the scene. The viewers can expect an exciting match between two top teams.
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