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FaZe vs. Liquid Tip, preliminary report and a forecast – Katowice 2021 CS:GO

Both teams with recent lineup changes

FaZe vs. Liquid Tip, preliminary report and a forecast – Katowice 2021 CS:GO

Both teams with recent lineup changes

On the first day of Katowice 2021 FaZe and Liquid will meet one another. While FaZe Clan was already qualified for the event, Liquid had to go through the play-ins.

The IEM Katowice is traditionally one of the highlights in the year and one of the first big tournaments. Defending champion NAVI comes to the tournament as #1 of the EsportFire World Ranking and has great chances to celebrate another success this year.

Author's tip: FaZe wins

Table of Content

All matches will be played as bo3 and eight teams, divided into two groups, will take part in the group stage. The playoffs will be played in single-elimination format and guarantee excitement.

Date and provider

The match between FaZe and Liquid will be broadcasted live on 18.02.2021 at 19:00. The organizer himself will take care of an English cast. All games will also be provided in German by the casters of 99Damage.

FaZe - Latest performance & results

FaZe Clan will compete for the first time with karrigan as IGL after the lineup change at Katowice. Already at the BLAST Group Stage, the team showed a great performance despite long time stand-in Olofmeister and successfully qualified for the Spring Finals. Already last week karrigan allegedly had some input regarding the match plan and trained together with his new teammates. The community is eagerly awaiting the first performances of the new lineup. Between FaZe and Liquid, the odds rightly favor the new lineup.

For Finn it is the return to his old organization and the next attempt to reach his self-proclaimed big goal to win a major. With Twistzz and Twistzz two young top players are integrated in the lineup. coldzera , rain and karrigan add the necessary experience. All in all, with this promising mix, FaZe Clan might have finally found the consistent top lineup the organization has been looking for since the beginning.

Liquid - Latest performance & results

The North American top team also had a player change recently. Instead of Twistzz , who moved to FaZe, Liquid signed FalleN , who will fill the role of both IGL and main AWP. After major problems at the BLAST Spring Groups, where the team failed to qualify for the Spring Finals due to two losses to FaZe Clan, Liquid showed some solid performances at the play-ins for IEM Katowice 2021. With 2-0 and wins against MIBR and OG , the team secured a place in the main competition and thus remained undefeated.

Between FaZe and Liquid, the odds give the European mixed team a slight favorite role and rightly so in view of the two victories at BLAST. The FaZe Clan, together with stand-in olofmeister , won both matches 2:0 and showed unbelievably strong performances, especially on the second maps. Together with karrigan as IGL, a further increase in performance on the part of FaZe is to be expected, and FalleN has so far simply not been able to contribute enough to the game, especially as main AWP.

FaZe vs. Liquid - Map-Veto prediction

Vertigo and Train are pretty much set as bans. Between FaZe and Liquid, the tip regarding the maps is Nuke and Dust2. The pick on the part of the North Americans is difficult to predict and will also be a challenge for the team themselves. As a decider, Inferno would be conceivable.

FaZe vs. Liquid - Prediction

In view of the last duels and the great form of the team around IGL karrigan, we put our bet on the favorite between FaZe and Liquid. We expect a strong performance of the new lineup and see a stake of 8 units as appropriate. The bookmakers offer odds around 1.75 on a victory of the FaZe clan.

The author estimated the odds at 65/100 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.

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

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