Evil Geniuses vs. G2 Tip, preliminary report and a forecast – BLAST Premier Spring CS:GO
Exciting duel of two strong teams
In the second match of group B Evil Geniuses and G2 will meet. Both teams had to struggle with problems recently and especially G2 is not yet on the expected high level since the signing of NiKo.
In Group B, Vitality, Complexity, Evil Geniuses and G2 will meet four of last year's top teams. However, the clear favorites in this group are Vitality and G2, who should secure promotion if everything goes well.
Author's tip: G2 wins
Table of Content
A total of twelve teams will play in the BLAST Groups to qualify for the BLAST Spring Finals. In Group A, it has already been achieved by BIG and NiP. All in all, the second tournament of the BLAST in the new year offers about 10 days of great matches and entertainment for the crowd of spectators. All games will still be played online and as bo3. The community can already look forward to the next big event the week after, the IEM Katowice 2021.
Date and provider
The match between Evil Geniuses and G2 will be played live at 7.30 p.m. (CET) on 08.02.2021. While BLAST itself will provide an English broadcast on Youtube and Twitch, 99Damage will provide a German cast.
Evil Geniuses - Latest performance & results
Evil Geniuses played most of 2020 in the North American region and was also able to achieve two larger tournament successes. All in all, however, the return to Europe in particular has not been marked by success so far. While the team was unable to compete at the IEM Global Challenge, EG was eliminated by Liquid at the BLAST Global Finals in January. Also the participation at DreamHack January, which was mainly meant to build up self-confidence, ended up in 5th-6th place and with an early elimination in the playoffs.
So the mostly American mixed team played the last game about a week ago and had time to prepare for the upcoming tasks in the bootcamp. Especially main-AWP CeRq had to struggle with problems recently and is not quite in his best shape. In the match between Evil Geniuses and G2, the team around IGL stanislaw is the clear underdog in view of the odds.
G2 - Latest performance & results
G2 has strengthened in three positions at once over the past 1 ½ years, switching from an all-French lineup to an international one and thus also changing the team language to English. In addition to the two new signings in 2019, the team decided to sign NiKo at the end of 2020. A transfer that seemed impossible for a long time was made possible by the organization, with the hope of creating an absolute top team.
Last year's results were far from satisfactory for the team and did not meet the high expectations of the organization. Even after the signing of NiKo, the team did not really get going so far and struggled in the first tournaments. The short break after a 5-6th place at the BLAST Global Final should have given the team the opportunity to correct mistakes and to reach a high level individually.
In the duel with Evil Geniuses, G2 is the clear favorite in view of the odds despite the rather weak results in the last tournaments. Individually, the team should be on a better level than the opponent EG, but all in all, the spectators can expect an exciting duel at eye level.
Evil Geniuses vs. G2 - Map-Veto prediction
Dust2 and Overpass are well conceivable as bans. Between Evil Geniuses and G2, the tip regarding maps is Mirage and Inferno. However, due to the low number of games and longer breaks of both teams, it is quite possible that the map veto deviates and one of the teams might go for a surprising pick. Nuke could conceivably be the decider.
Evil Geniuses vs. G2 - Prediction
Between Evil Geniuses and G2 we put our bet on a victory of the favorite and assume a much improved performance of the team. NiKo is always solid even in difficult phases and individually has been at an extremely high level for years.
The author estimated the odds at 60/100 and the tip is therefore at medium risk. Please always keep in mind that sports betting is not a money-making business, but should remain entertainment. Only bet with money that you are capable of losing. Through our preliminary reports we offer you a detailed summary and analysis of the latest events and try to increase your chance of winning - information is key.
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