OG vs. fnatic Tip, preliminary report and a forecast – Katowice 2021 Play-Ins CS:GO
Eight more teams will qualify for Katowice 2021
During the IEM Katowice 2021 Play-Ins, 16 teams will play for the remaining eight spots at the main event. Among others, OG and fnatic will meet in the afternoon match. The event is spread over three days and with BIG, Liquid, Virtus.Pro, mousesports, fnatic, OG and Complexity some absolute top teams will play for the remaining spots at the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice.
Author's tip: fnatic wins
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The qualification will be played as a double-elimination bracket and eight of the sixteen teams will qualify. All matches will still be played online and the first round will take place as bo1.
Date and provider
The duel between OG and fnatic will take place on 16.02.2021 live at 3.00 p.m. (CET). The ESL Twitch channel will provide an English stream and broadcast the entire tournament in the coming week. Whether the 99Damage will also cast the play-ins in German is still uncertain, but likely.
OG - Latest performance & results
The mixed team around IGL Aleksib has been playing in this constellation since the end of 2019, but has not yet made the leap to the absolute top of the world. The team's biggest success by far was a second place at Flashpoint 2 at the end of last year. In the final duel, OG only had to admit defeat to Virtus.Pro and showed a great tournament all in all.
However, both the BLAST Premier Fall Finals and the BLAST Spring Groups did not go according to plan. In these tournaments OG was eliminated with 0:2 and could not play for promotion. In the admittedly tough Group A last week, the team was simply overwhelmed in duels with BIG and Astralis and had to play two of the currently best teams in the world.
Individually, however, OG performs at a good level and especially mantuu and valde regularly show their skills. Between OG and fnatic, the odds slightly favor the Swedish full team. However, IGL Aleksib is known for its good game plans and will prepare its team well for the first duel.
fnatic - Latest performance & results
Fnatic has always struggled with form drops in recent years, including throughout Covid-19 and the previous season. In 2021, the team played only one tournament so far and showed some good performances after the signing of Jackinho. Quite a bit surprisingly, fnatic decided to bench flusha in early 2021. He is still searching for a new team.
The first joint event at cs_summit 7 earlier this year went well for the Swedish top team. The team qualified for the finals undefeated with four wins in a row, beating Complexity, OG and Heroic among others. The final match against Virtus.Pro was a bit disappointing and lost 0:2. All in all, however, a great tournament of the team. In the duel with OG, fnatic is rightly favored by a narrow margin given the odds.
OG vs. fnatic - Map-Veto prediction
The bans are Vertigo and Nuke. Between OG and fnatic, the tip regarding the map is Inferno.
OG vs. fnatic - Prediction
Due to the recent good performances against strong teams on the part of the Swedes, we put our bet on the favorite around IGL Golden between OG and fnatic. As a stake seven units are appropriate and the odds are around 1.60 at the various bookmakers.
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