Liquid vs. Vitality Tip, preliminary report and a forecast – Katowice 2021 CS:GO
Both teams convinced on the first match day
In the upper-bracket semifinals of group B, Liquid and Vitality will meet. In total, 16 teams will play for the title at the IEM Katowice 2021.
While Liquid managed to take revenge against FaZe Clan, Vitality narrowly beat OG and sent the team around IGL Aleksib to the lower bracket.
Author's tip: Liquid wins
Table of Content
The tournament, which is divided into two groups, will be played online and as a double-elimination bo3. The spectators can expect great duels during the next nine days. Six teams will qualify for the single-elimination playoffs, which will determine the first places and prize money of around 1 million USD.
Date and provider
The match between Liquid and Vitality will be start at 3.30 p.m. (CET) on 20.02.2021. An English cast will be provided by the organizer, while 99Damage will provide a broadcast in German. You can also find casts in numerous other languages on the platform Twitch.
Liquid - Latest performance & results
Liquid had difficulties getting started after the departure of Twistzz and the new signing of FalleN. Short preparation times are certainly a decisive factor in this regard. In the BLAST Premier Spring Groups, the team failed to qualify for the main event for the time being due to two losses against FaZe. However, via the Katowice 2021 Play-Ins, the North American top team comfortably made it into the group stage of the IEM Katowice.
In the opening duel, the team once again faced their old teammate Twistzz and FaZe, but in their third encounter within a week, they were able to take revenge for their elimination at the BLAST Groups and left the server as winners. Especially the previously weak playing FalleN showed a great performance. It remains to be seen if he can keep up this form. Liquid is the clear underdog in the duel with Vitality, given the odds.
Vitality - Latest performance & results
The French top team had numerous problems to fix after their early elimination at the BLAST Groups and IGL apEX's participation was uncertain before the tournament. However, the veteran was back in the opening match against OG. After the French showed a good performance on Dust2 the second map Nuke even went into overtime. In the match with Liquid, the odds clearly favor Vitality.
Although the duel against OG was not quite convincing and the familiar ease from last year is a bit missing, the victory will be a motivational boost for the team. Before yesterday's success, Liquid lost four games in a row and thus remained far below expectations. The spectators can expect an exciting match between Liquid and Vitality, two top teams, which play for a place in the upper-final.
Liquid vs. Vitality - Map-Veto prediction
As a ban Train is fixed. Both teams decided against this map when selecting the map pool. Between Liquid and Vitality, the tip regarding the maps is Mirage and Nuke. However, both teams have a wide map pool and could definitely vary. Inferno and Dust2 would be conceivable as deciders.
Liquid vs. Vitality - Prediction
Due to the solid performance against FaZe Clan on the first matchday, we risk a bet on the underdog between Liquid and Vitality. As a stake we see 6 units for appropriate and the odds are around 2.40.
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.
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