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FURIA vs. Liquid Preliminary report, statistics and a forecast - Esport CS:GO

Brasilians as the clear favorites

FURIA vs. Liquid Preliminary report, statistics and a forecast - Esport CS:GO

Brasilians as the clear favorites

In the deciding match of Group B, FURIA and Liquid will meet. The two teams from the NA region will play for second place and the associated promotion to the playoffs. Three teams have already been determined.

Table of Content

A total of 8 teams competed in the IEM Global Challenge, with only four making it to the playoffs.The total prize money of 400,000 USD is divided among the participants and the winner gets half of it.

Date and provider

The match between FURIA and Liquid will be broadcasted live on 18.12.2020 at 19:30 on numerous languages. ESL will take care of the English stream, which will be transmitted on the platforms Twitch and Youtube.

FURIA - Latest performance & results

FURIA lost relatively clearly to Russia's NAVI on the first day of play, where s1mple in particular once again shone with incredible performances. After great months in their region of North America, the team lost some momentum and confidence in their individual strength with their return to Europe.

After a good showing at DreamHack Winter, where FURIA only lost to Astralis in the semifinals, both the BLAST Premier and IEM Global Challenge didn't quite go according to the plan. With a second round win against Heroic, the team still has a chance to advance to the playoffs.

The duel with Liquid is a familiar one. In their region, FURIA and Liquid have played each other in one or another tournament final. This year, most of those clashes went to the Brazilian, who are also in favor in this duel. Between FURIA and Liquid, the betting odds are favoring the Brazilians.

Liquid - Latest performance & results

Liquid had about two weeks to prepare for the IEM Global Challenge after their performance at DreamHack Winters. After a very weak performance at DreamHack, the team had to take a lot of criticism and put a lot of work into improving their map pool.

The duel against Heroic on the first match day showed a team Liquid that had been strengthened, especially individually. The team won 2:0 against the Danish favorite. The North Americans won their map pick by a clear margin, and they also came out on top on Nuke.

The last games all went to FURIA, who dominated their North American rivals in the last months. The Brazilians decided numerous finals in their favor, but are currently no longer in their former form. Nevertheless, the Brazilians go into the duel between FURIA and Liquid as the favorites.

FURIA vs. Liquid - Map-Veto prediction

While FURIA bans Dust2 by default, Liquid decided against Train when it comes to map selection. Both teams have a wide map pool, and between FURIA and Liquid, the pick of the maps is Inferno and Mirage. As deciders, Nuke and Vertigo would be well conceivable.

FURIA vs. Liquid - Prediction

Especially due to the last encounters, which FURIA could decide all for themselves, we bet on the Brazilian favorite between FURIA and Liquid.

Winner bet: FURIA
EsportFire Tip: FURIA 2:1

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

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