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G2 vs. BIG Tip, preliminary report and a forecast – Katowice 2021 CS:GO

Both teams lost their first round duel

G2 vs. BIG Tip, preliminary report and a forecast – Katowice 2021 CS:GO

Both teams lost their first round duel

In the first round of the lower-bracket, G2 and BIG will meet. The loser of this duel will be eliminated from Katowice 2021 after just two match days. This would definitely be a big failure and setback for both teams.

G2 in particular has not really found their form after the signing of star player NiKo. Veteran and AWP kennyS is currently struggling and has trouble finding his individual top-form.

Author's tip: BIG wins

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Katowice 2021 takes place online and is one of the first really big tournaments of the year. Divided into two groups, a total of 16 teams will play for the playoff spots. The playoffs will be played as a single-elimination bracket and guarantee excitement.

Date and provider

The match between G2 and BIG will be played live at 7.00 p.m. (CET) on 19.02.2021. On the channel of ESL, the duel will be broadcasted in English, while 99Damage will provide a German cast.

G2 - Latest performance & results

The organization wanted to form an international top team with the signing of NiKo and made one of the biggest transfers in history possible. Back in late 2020, G2 signed huNters- Cousin, allowing the two star players to compete together in the lineup. Since the new signing, however, little has gone right for the originally German organization. The team lost five of their last six games, despite some great performances from NiKo.

Especially main-AWP kennyS, who has been playing at the top of the world for many years, currently has big problems to exploit his potential. In the first round duel with Spirit, the team around IGL nexa had to admit defeat quite clearly on the third map Inferno and thus had another bad start. Between G2 and BIG, the European mixed team is the clear underdog given the odds. However, anything else would have been a surprise in view of the numerous defeats on the last match days.

BIG - Latest performance & results

The German team became one of the absolute world leaders in 2020 and is currently ranked third in the EsportFire World Ranking. Both at the IEM Global Challenge and the BLAST Global Finals, the team around IGL tabseN showed great performances and has been a real title contender for some time now. In the duel with G2, BIG is the slight favorite in view of the odds.

Nevertheless, the team had to qualify for the IEM Katowice 2021 via the play-ins and had to admit defeat to Spirit on the second match day. BIG finally secured the qualification in a decisive match against MIBR. The first match day at the main event against Heroic was with a 2-0 defeat against Heroic not very successful. All in all, however, both maps were close and the German top team showed solid performances.

G2 vs. BIG - Map-Veto prediction

The bans are Overpass and Train. Between G2 and BIG, the tip regarding the maps is Mirage and Vertigo. As deciders Dust2 and Nuke would be well conceivable. All in all, BIG should win this duel in view of the map veto and the recent results.

G2 vs. BIG - Prediction

Between G2 and BIG, we put our bet on a win of the German favorites. As a stake 7 units are appropriate and the odds are around 1.7.

The author estimated the odds at 55/100 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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