BIG vs. Liquid Vorbericht, Statistiken und eine Prognose - Esport CS:GO
BIG as favorite
In the semifinals of the IEM Global Challenge two teams meet each other, BIG and FURIA, which rather surprisingly play for an appearance in the final. BIG won the group with Astralis and Vitality, which seemed impossible at the beginning. Therefore they are the favorites in this duel.
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The winner of this duel will play the winner between NAVI and Astralis in the final match on Sunday for the victory in the IEM Global Challenge 2020. The prize money for a tournament win is 200,000 USD and would be a great finish for the tough year 2020.
Date and provider
The game will take place on Saturday, December 19, 2020 live at 7.30 p.m.(CET). The ESL itself will provide an English stream and broadcast it on the platforms Twitch.tv and Youtube.
BIG - Latest performance & results
Berlin international Gaming, BIG for short, is a German Esport organization that had to go through numerous ups and downs in 2020. While they even held the first place of the HLTV ranking for a while in the middle of the year, the IEM Beijing-Haidian as well as the Flashpoint 2 were not very successful.
At Flashpoint, the German pros entered the tournament as clear favorites, but lost two duels against Virtus.Pro and OG early on and therewith also the chance to win the 500,000 USD tournament. Back on top of the world's top teams, however, BIG performed strongly again and finished on a respectable third at last week's BLAST Fall Finals.
While the team had to admit defeat in the duels with Vitality and Astralis relatively clearly at the BLAST, the big surprise succeeded at the IEM. In what at first glance seemed to be a very difficult Group A, BIG achieved the unimaginable. Wins against Vitality and Astralis, who are currently the two best teams in the world, secured them direct promotion to the playoffs.
Liquid - Latest performance & results
Liquid had a tough few months, losing to FURIA in many of the finals in their North American region. The return to Europe a few weeks ago didn't necessarily go according to plan either.
Especially the DreamHack Masters Winter in early 2020 was a complete bust. With two losses against mousesports and Astralis, the team was already eliminated on the second match day and as last place. Since DreamHack about two weeks have passed and the team used the chance to prepare well for the IEM Global Challenge.
Liquid used this break perfectly and surprised the Danish favorite Heroic on the first matchday. After a clear defeat against NAVI, a victory followed on the third matchday and the revenge against FURIA at the end of the group resulting in the promotion to the playoffs. In the duel with BIG, Liquid is the underdog in view of the odds.
BIG vs. Liquid - Map-Veto prediction
Both teams ban Train by default. While Liquid is currently playing strongly on Overpass, BIG likes to pick Vertigo and defeated both Astralis and Vitality on this map. Between BIG and Liquid, the pick regarding maps is Overpass and Vertigo. As a decider, Inferno would be well considerable.
BIG vs. Liquid - Prediction
Between BIG and Liquid is the tip on the German favorite. The wins against Astralis and Vitality were close, but still BIG defeated the two currently best teams in the world in these two games.
Winner bet: BIG
EsportFire Tip: BIG 2:1
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