Gambit vs. Virtus.Pro Tip, preliminary prediction and a forecast – Katowice 2021 CS:GO
Two CIS teams in the final of IEM Katowice 2021
In the grand final of the IEM Katowice 2021 Gambit and Virtus.Pro will meet each other. The two CIS teams beat Spirit and Liquid in the semifinals and thus made it to the final. A total of 16 teams took part in the prestigious tournament. While there were already some surprises in the group phase, three CIS teams ultimately made it to the semifinals against all expectations.
Author's tip: Gambit wins
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The final will be played as bo5 and without a map advantage and thus promises a lot of excitement. The two teams have already met several times in different competitions. However, nobody would have expected the encounter in the final of the IEM Katowice 2021.
In total, the tournament has a prize pool of around USD 1 million and the title in one of the biggest and most traditional events of the year. The two big favorites for the title, Natus Vincere and Astralis , were already eliminated in the quarterfinals. Due to the great performances at the tournament, Gambit will succeed in entering the EsportFire World Ranking.
Date and provider
The match between Gambit and Virtus.Pro will be played live at 3.00 p.m. (CET) on 28.02.2021. An English broadcast will be provided by the ESL itself. While 99Damage will host a German cast as usual, you can find streams in numerous languages on the platform Twitch.tv.
Gambit - Latest performance & results
Both teams had to qualify for the main event via the play-ins. Gambit
succeeded in dueling with TeamOne
in two games. The Russian organization, founded in 2013, decided at the end of 2020 to let the lineup of Gambit Youngsters, recently strengthened with hobbit, become the first team for the organization.
The team around IGL nafany took the opportunity and after the success at the Vulkan Fight Series and strong performances at Snow Sweet Snow, as well as DreamHack January, the lineup is in their first big final at IEM Katowice 2021. After the sensational success at PGL Major Krakow 2017, it is also the first final appearance at an S-Tier event for the Russian organization.
After the play-ins went smoothly without any bigger problems, Gambit lost to Evil Geniuses on the first matchday of the main event and thus had to play in the lower-bracket against elimination. However, the Russian team mastered this task brilliantly. Gambit only lost a single map in the second round against Heroic. The remaining duels against Mousesports , G2 , Natus Vincere and Spirit were all won by the team with 2:0 and thus defeated some international top teams.
Virtus.Pro - Latest performance & results
Virtus.Pro is a traditional Russian organization, which became famous for its Polish lineup. After six years the successful era ended and the organization decided to sign the mostly Kazakh lineup of AVANGAR. After initial difficulties, the team decided to sign YEKINDAR from pro100. In the duel with Gambit
is slightly favored in view of the odds.
At the end of last year, the lineup already had small successes. After a disappointing performance at the BLAST Premier: Fall Showdown, the winning streak started for the CIS team. With the victory at Flashpoint Season 2 Virtus.Pro won one of the biggest tournaments of the past year. It was followed by victories at DreamHack Open December 2020 and cs_summit 7.
The elimination in the semifinals of Snow Sweet Snow 1 seven days ago also represents the last encounter with Gambit . All in all, the teams have met three times since November 2020. Virtus.Pro was able to win only one of these matches. Individually, Jame and YEKINDAR have been particularly impressive recently.
At the IEM Katowice 2021, Virtus.Pro also lost the first game in the duel with NAVI. Three 2-0 wins in the matches with NiP, Vitality and FURIA paved the way for the team to enter the playoffs. In the quarterfinal match against Astralis the lineup showed another great performance and defeated the Danish top team. The semi-final game with Liquid was pretty clear and a dominant performance by Virtus.Pro.
Gambit vs. Virtus.Pro - Map-Veto prediction
Gambit vs. Virtus.Pro - Prediction
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