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Spirit vs. Gambit Tip, preliminary prediction and a forecast – Katowice 2021 CS:GO

Duel of the CIS teams

Spirit vs. Gambit Tip, preliminary prediction and a forecast – Katowice 2021 CS:GO

Duel of the CIS teams

In the first semifinal of the IEM Katowice 2021 Spirit and Gambit will meet. The Russian team around IGL chopper is the big surprise of the tournament. Especially the victory against Astralis in the upper-final was sensational and secured the team the direct entry into the semi-finals.

A total of 16 teams qualified for the IEM Katowice 2021. Divided into two groups, six lineups made it to the single-elimination playoffs. Besides Spirit, Gambit, NAVI, Virtus.Pro, Astralis and Liquid managed to qualify.


Author's tip: Gambit wins


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All matches will still take place online and will be played as bo3. After three days break the playoffs started on Friday. The final match will be played as bo5 and without a map advantage on Sunday.

The big surprises of the tournament so far were definitely Spirit and Gambit , who made it into the playoffs as outsiders. Especially the early eliminations of BIG and NiP have been very disappointing.

Date and provider

The match between Spirit and Gambit will take place on 27.02.2021 live at 3.00 p.m. (CET). The ESL themselves are providing an English broadcast. A German cast will be presented to you by the team of 99Damage. You can also find live broadcasts in numerous other languages on the platform Twitch.

Spirit - Latest performance & results

The Russian organization entered CS:GO in 2016 and has played in several S-Tier events since last year. However, Spirit has not yet managed to make it into the playoffs. At the end of January, the team decided to remove iDISBALANCE from the active lineup and, to the surprise of many, signed degster. However, since the arrival of the new main AWP, everything went according to plan for the CIS team. In its first tournament, DreamHack January, the team won all in all very clearly and defeated FPX 3:0 in the final match.

After three wins in a row, Spirit entered the IEM Katowice 2021 play-ins and caught two high-class opponents, Cloud9 and BIG , on the way to the main tournament. After a clear bo1 success against Cloud9 , the team also won 2:0 against the German top team on the second play-in day and made the qualification at the IEM Katowice 2021 perfect. Between Spirit and Gambit , the odds put the team in the underdog role.

After reaching the main tournament, the team played against G2 , Heroic and Astralis . Three absolute top teams, which were classified by most experts as clear favorites in the duels with the Russian lineup, not only individually, but also in terms of experience. Unimpressed by the underdog roles Spirit won against Heroic with 2:0 and in the duels with G2 and Astralis with 2:1. Especially remarkable was the 16:1 victory on the third map Dust2 against Astralis .

Gambit - Latest performance & results

After the Russian team won the Vulkan Fight Series at the beginning of the year, Gambit lost the DreamHack Open January against FunPlus Phoenix in the semifinals and the Snow Sweet Snow 1 in the final match and thus did not achieve any further tournament successes so far. For Katowice 2021, the team had to qualify via the play-ins and with duels against TeamOne and Mousesports . The team mastered both challenges with aplomb and thus made it into the main tournament.

After a surprisingly clear defeat against Evil Geniuses on the first day of play, many already assumed an early end for the Russian outsider. However, in the lower-bracket the team surprised all experts and fans and won the games against Mousesports , Heroic and G2 . This run of victories made it possible for the team to advance to the playoffs.

In the duel against the current number 1 of the EsportFire World Rankings, Natus Vincere , many expected the end of the winning streak. However, against all expectations, Gambit also won this duel, even with 2:0. Although NAVI had a weak day, Gambit showed the next great performance and will face Spirit in the semifinals. However, the odds still assign Gambit the underdog role in this duel.

Spirit vs. Gambit - Map-Veto prediction

The bans are Vertigo and Nuke. Between Spirit and Gambit , the pick for the maps is Dust2 and Overpass. Normally, both teams should be relatively superior on their map picks. Accordingly, a decision on the third map is likely. That one could be Inferno.

Spirit vs. Gambit - Prediction

The spectators can expect an exciting duel between two CIS teams, that have so far been able to surprise with great victories. Between Spirit and Gambit , the tip in view of the odds is on the underdog Gambit . The chances of winning this duel are very even. The winner will qualify for the final of IEM Katowice 2021 and play against the winner between Liquid and Virtus.Pro . As a stake we feel 7 units at odds in the amount of 1.90 are appropriate.


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.

Information is provided without guarantee! All forecasts are based on the personal opinion of the author!

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