G2 vs. Liquid Tip, preliminary prediction and a forecast – ESL Pro
League Season 13 CS:GO
Liquid as clear favorite after a great group phase
In the first round of the playoffs, two absolute top teams, G2 and Liquid, will meet. While the top four teams of the group will enter the playoffs later, FURIA, FunPlus Phoenix, G2, Liquid, Complexity, NAVI, Virtus.Pro and ENCE will play for progress in the first two rounds.
In addition to the title in what is arguably the most prestigious event series in the world of Counter Strike, $750,000 in prize money is at stake in the ESL Pro League. The teams will offer the spectators another ten days of great matches.
Author's tip: Liquid wins
Table of Content
All games will still take place online due to Covid circumstances. The format is a single-elimination bo3. Thus, after each round the loser is eliminated from the tournament. The only exception is the play-in bracket with the group winners, which will be played as double-elimination.
Date and provider
The match between G2 and Liquid will take place on 02.04.2021 live at 7:00p.m. (CET). Also in the playoffs, 99Damage will provide a German live broadcast, while ESL will offer an original English stream.
G2 - Latest performance & results
The originally Spanish esport organization, which was home to a French lineup for a long time, decided to switch to a European mixed team already in 2019 with the signings of huNter- and nexa. Last year, the organization signed star player NiKo. So far, however, the transfer has not brought the desired success.
One of the reasons for this was the poor performance of kennyS, which led to his expulsion from the active lineup. With JaCkz, the Frenchman returned to the team just before the Pro League. With the third place in group B, the team was again not really convincing, but fulfilled the mandatory task in a difficult group. Promotion. Between G2 and Liquid, the odds put the team as the underdogs.
With 2-0 victories over NiP and Vitality, G2 got off to a great start in the event, defeating the two biggest rivals for promotion. However, the performance continued to decline and the defeats against ENCE, but especially Mousesports were disappointing. Against FaZe Clan and thus NiKo's former team, G2 was able to secure a victory.
Liquid - Latest performance & results
Liquid also decided to make a lineup change not too long ago. With FalleN, the North American top team signed an experienced leader and IGL. He supports Stewie2K in his tasks and took over the role of the main AWP. Twistzz, who had to leave the team for the Brazilian, was signed by FaZe Clan a little later.
With a fourth place at the BLAST Premier Global Finals and a third place at the IEM Katowice 2021 the new year starts great for Liquid. The team also showed solid performances at a top level at the ESL Pro League. In the group stage, the lineup only had to admit defeat to Astralis and thus won on the remaining four match days. However, the duel against the Danish top team was also a sovereign performance and very close.
Especially the last three match days in the duels with Endpoint, Virtus.Pro and Evil Geniuses were convincing. Liquid won each of these encounters with 2:0 and thus finally took a commanding second place in the group. In the duel with G2, the odds favor Liquid relatively clearly.
G2 vs. Liquid - Map-Veto prediction
The bans are Overpass and Train. Between G2 and Liquid, the tip regarding the maps is Dust2 and Vertigo. Mirage and Inferno could be the deciders.
G2 vs. Liquid - Prediction
Although G2 individually has all the prerequisites to play at the top of the world, the team has shown too little consistency so far. The match between G2 and Liquid will certainly be high-class and exciting, but we're betting on the favorite from North America. As a stake we see 7 Units with odds of around 1.65 for appropiate.
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