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

G2 as slight favorite

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

G2 as slight favorite

In the lower-bracket final of group A, Gambit and G2 will meet at Katowice 2021. Despite the fact that both teams had a bad start to the tournament, the two lineups still managed to make it to the lower-finals and thus win two games in a row.

While this is the first big tournament for Gambit , who played strong in the last months, G2 is still looking to find their top form after the signing of NiKo .

Author's tip: Gambit wins

Table of Content

The game is played online and as bo3. While the loser has to bow out of the tournament, the winner secures a place in the playoffs. At the IEM Katowice 2021, a total of 16 teams played for around USD 1 million in prize money.

Date and provider

The match between Gambit and G2 will take place on 21.02.2021 live at 3.30 p.m. (CET). The ESL itself will provide an English stream. As usual, the 99Damage team will provide a German broadcast.

Gambit - Latest performance & results

Gambit is a Russian Tier-2 team, which is gradually getting closer and closer to the top of the world. The IEM Katowice is the first true test for the team that has been so successful in recent months. In the play-ins Gambit defeated both the Brazilian TeamOne and Mousesports and qualified directly for the main competition. After a first-round loss to Evil Geniuses , the team fought their way back into the tournament with two wins and will play G2 in the lower-bracket final for a spot in the playoffs.

Another victory in the duel with mousesports, in which Gambit won quite clearly on Dust2 and Vertigo, was followed by a great performance against Heroic . In the semifinals of the lower-bracket the team won after two exciting maps on the decider Mirage with 16:03 and gave the Danish top team no chance. An incredible success for the Russian newcomers. Between Gambit and G2 , given the odds, the team is in a slight underdog role.

G2 - Latest performance & results

For G2, the first tournaments did not go according to plan after the new signing of NiKo . In the new year, a 5-6th place at the BLAST Premier: Global Finals and a 7th-9th place at the Spring Groups are on the books. Thus the team did not succeed in qualifying for the Spring Finals for the time being. Through the Showdown, the team will have to duel Astralis and Vitality , among others, for the last two remaining spots. Given the odds, G2 goes into the match against Gambit as a slight favorite.

The IEM Katowice 2021 also started with a bitter defeat in the duel with Spirit . With 1:2 the European mixed team lost to the Russian lineup. In the lower bracket, however, G2 has so far limited the damage and emerged victorious from the games against the BIG Clan and Evil Geniuses . While the duel against the German top team was convincing, G2 won against Evil Geniuses on both maps with 16:14 and therefore also a bit lucky.

Gambit vs. G2 - Map-Veto prediction

The bans are Nuke and Overpass. Between Gambit and G2 , the tip regarding the maps is Mirage and Dust2. Vertigo could well be the decider. Both teams have a strong map pool and will offer an exciting duel.

Gambit vs. G2 - Prediction

While Gambit can play without any pressure, there is a lot of expectation on the part of G2 to make it to the playoffs, both within the organization and on social media. However, the performances against Evil Geniuses were anything but convincing. Between Gambit and G2 , we place our bet on the Russian underdog. As a stake, we see 7 units as appropriate and the odds are around 1.95.

The author estimated the odds at 45/100 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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