Spirit vs. Heroic Tip, preliminary report and a forecast – Katowice 2021 CS:GO
Spirit with the big upset against G2!!
In the upper-bracket semifinals, Spirit and Heroic will meet in group A. While the Danes were able to win their opening duel with 2:0, Spirit and G2 had a very exciting encounter, which the Russian team ultimately won. A total of 16 top teams will meet at Katowice 2021 and play for the prestigious Katowice 2021 title over the next ten days.
Author's tip: Heroic wins
Table of Content
The biggest surprise of the first matchday was probably the defeat of G2 against Spirit. The mixed team around new signing NiKo still can't convince and especially kennyS has big problems at the moment.
The matches are all played as bo3 and the 16 teams are divided into two groups. The winner of this duel will advance to the upper-final. Possible opponents in the upper-final are Astralis and Evil Geniuses.
Date and provider
The match between Spirit and Heroic will take place on 19.02.2021 live at 7.00 p.m. (CET). While ESL will provide an English cast, 99Damage will host a German broadcast.
Spirit - Latest performance & results
Spirit is a Russian team from the CIS region that is heating up the scene with their style of play and great individual characters. Just about two weeks ago, the team dominantly won DreamHack Open Jänner in the final duel against FunPlus Phoenix and with that one of the first tournaments of the new year. In the Katowice Play-Ins earlier this week, the team showed off with wins against Cloud9 and the BIG Clan. Between Spirit and Heroic, the odds even slightly favor the CIS team.
In the opening duel at the main competition, the team caught a very tough opponent all things considered with G2 and had to prove themselves on the very big stage. However, the team succeeded. After a narrow victory on Spirits Pick Train, the team finally secured victory on the decisive map Inferno. This means that the team has now been undefeated for six games in a row.
Heroic - Latest performance & results
The Danish top team, that reached the top of the world last year with solid performances, was not represented at the BLAST Finals and had a rather quiet start to the season so far. About two weeks ago, the team was eliminated in the semifinals of cs_summit 7 against fnatic and has been without an official match since. For the Katowice 2021 the team was already qualified and convinced in the opening match.
While the betting odds between Spirit and Heroic give the Danish team a slight underdog role, IGL cadiaN and his team can mainly benefit from their experience in important matches. The opening duel against BIG, who are currently on the third place of the EsportFire World Ranking, the Danes showed a great game and in the end won 2:0 on Inferno and Nuke. Even though the maps were close, Heroic played against one of the best teams in the world and secured the victory.
Spirit vs. Heroic - Map-Veto prediction
The bans are Vertigo and Dust2. Between Spirit and Heroic, the tip for the maps is Train and Nuke. Mirage could well be the decider. While Heroic feels very uncomfortable on Train, it is quite possible that the team will find its way back into the game on the two decisive maps and secure the series. In any case, viewers can expect an exciting clash between two great teams.
Spirit vs. Heroic - Prediction
Between Spirit and Heroic, we put our bet on the Danish top team, which convinces mainly with experience. Also, the performances so far have been great and the win in the opening match against BIG will give the team confidence. As a stake we see 7 units for appropriate and the odds are around 1.95.
The author estimated the odds at 65/100 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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