Liquid vs. Virtus.Pro Tip, preliminary prediction and a forecast – Katowice 2021 CS:GO
Virtus.Pro as favorite after win against Astralis
In the second semifinal of the day, Liquid
will meet. After a slow start into the new year, the North American top team convinced after signing FalleN
. Especially the success in the duel with NAVI
in the upper-final was impressive and quite a surprise.
A total of 16 teams qualified for the IEM Katowice 2021 and played for the title and around 1 million USD in prize money. Only six teams made it to the playoffs and the remaining four will play for the victory at the IEM in the next two days.
Author's tip: Virtus.Pro wins
Table of Content
All duels are played as bo3 and online. The tournament took place over a total of ten days, with three days off after the group stage, giving the teams the chance to refocus on the upcoming tasks.
Both teams qualified for the semifinals rather surprisingly and convinced as outsiders at the IEM Katowice 2021. While on the part of Liquid the success against NAVI was surprising, Spirit won against all expectations over Astralis .
Date and provider
The match between Liquid and Virtus.Pro will take place on 27.02.2021 live at 6.30 p.m. (CET). An English cast will be provided by ESL itself, which will also show preliminary reports and analyses beforehand. A German broadcast will be provided by 99Damage as usual.
Liquid - Latest performance & results
The North American top team decided to sign FalleN earlier this year as a replacement for Twistzz, who left (was forced to leave) the team for FaZe
. The experienced Brazilian takes on the role of both main-AWP and IGL. While the first appearance at the BLAST Global Finals was promising, a disappointment followed at the BLAST Spring Groups.
Liquid had big problems especially against FaZe and lost both duels against a team that still competed with stand-in olofmeister . Thus Liquid did not make it to the BLAST Spring Finals for the time being. In the showdown the team has to compete against Astralis and Vitality among others for two remaining places. In the match between Liquid and Virtus.Pro , the odds favor the CIS team.
At the IEM Katowice, the team had to fight their way into the main competition via the play-ins. However, this was achieved without any bigger problems and also the group stage went excellently for Liquid . With wins against FaZe , Vitality and Natus Vincere , FalleN and his team defeated two of the best lineups of last year. In the playoffs, Liquid has a great chance to win more games if they can keep up their current form.
Virtus.Pro - Latest performance & results
The CIS team showed great performances in the past weeks. Also in yesterday's quarterfinal the team convinced against the Danish top team Astralis
. The next minor surprise after great performances in the new year. Individually, YEKINDAR
in particular is incredible and seems almost unstoppable. Liquid
also will have problems to avoid the young star in the duel with Virtus.Pro
. According to his own statements, he feels very confident right now and trusts in his skill. Even against the really big teams.
For Virtus.Pro , the new year started just as 2020 ended. With a tournament victory. The team won both Flashpoint 2 and DreamHack December at the end of last year. To start the new year, Virtus.Pro defeated fnatic in the final match of cs_summit 7. Since the new signing of YEKINDAR in mid-2020, the team has continuously improved and is currently showing great performances against the top European teams.
After a loss against NAVI on the first matchday, Virtus.Pro won each of the next four matches. The duels against NiP , Vitality and FURIA all ended with 2:0 and were all in all very convincing. The quarterfinal duel against Astralis was exciting and close. In the end, however, the team around Jame prevailed on the third map Inferno. After a bumpy start Virtus.Pro came back well into the duel and won the second half clearly.
Liquid vs. Virtus.Pro - Map-Veto prediction
The bans are Train and Nuke. Between Liquid and Virtus.Pro , the tip regarding the maps is Overpass and Inferno. Dust2 and Vertigo could be the deciders. However, both teams have a wide map pool and the picks could well vary. Liquid had enough time coming into this clash to possibly prepare a surprising pick.
Liquid vs. Virtus.Pro - Prediction
The spectators can expect an exciting duel between two top teams. Between Liquid and Virtus.Pro we bet on the favorite around star player YEKINDAR . The team was also convincing against Astralis and will certainly not make it easy for Liquid . As a stake, we see seven units with odds of around 1.65 as appropriate.
The author estimated the odds at 60/100 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.
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