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Vitality vs. Liquid Preliminary report, statistics and a forecast - Esport CS:GO

Vitality clear favorite

Vitality vs. Liquid Preliminary report, statistics and a forecast - Esport CS:GO

Vitality clear favorite

In the evening match of the third day Vitality and Liquid will face each other. Both teams showed great games yesterday and are on their way to the upper-bracket final. While Vitality had the easiest draw with Complexity, Liquid surprised as a big underdog against NAVI.


Author's tip: Vitality wins



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At the BLAST Global Finals, a total of eight teams will play in a double-elimination bracket for USD 1 million in prize money. For Liquid it is the first tournament with their new signing FalleN, who immediately provided new energy and a significant improvement.

Date and provider

The duel between Vitality and Liquid will be broadcasted live at 7.30 p.m. (CET) on 21.01.2021 in numerous languages. The English stream will be provided by BLAST itself, among others, and will also offer detailed preliminary reports. A German broadcast will be available as usual at 99Damage.

Vitality - Latest performance & results

Vitality was probably the strongest and most consistent team of the last year, but due to the early elimination at the IEM is currently only on the fourth place of the EsportFire World Ranking. With high probability this will change after the BLAST Global Finals. The French, who were the first team at the top of the world to integrate a sixth man in their lineup, convinced against Complexity on the first matchday. However, their opponent had to play with a stand-in due to poizon's health problems.

The duel with Liquid will be the first tough challenge of the new year. Even though the North Americans were also convincing, the odds between Vitality and Liquid clearly favor the French top team. One of the two teams will go directly into the upper-bracket final, while the loser will slide into the lower-bracket against Evil Geniuses. ZywOo was named HLTV #1 of 2020 just yesterday and will go into the match fully motivated.

Great experience in the form of apEX, shox and RpK combined with young stars misutaaa, ZywOo and Nivera are currently the perfect mix and Vitality makes no appearance of slowing down in their form. Together with Astralis they are the co-favorites for the title and the 600.000 USD prize money at the BLAST Globals Finals. The last direct duel between the two teams was some time ago and it will be an interesting matchup of two individually strong lineups.

Liquid - Latest performance & results

Liquid was the big surprise of the first matchday. The team around new signing FalleN showed a strong improvement and defeated NAVI not only on their map pick Inferno, but also on Nuke, which is historically a rather weak map for the Brazilian. On Liquid, FalleN took over the role of IGL and also large parts of the midround calling. However, in the post-match interview, the veteran also revealed that Stewie2K provided some important input at the end of the Nuke game.

The team seems happy with their current situation and new signing. After about seven days of training, Liquid already showed a great performance and will also make the duel against Vitality exciting. Nevertheless, Liquid is the clear underdog in view of the odds and will have a tough time against the French top team.

Individually, all players are on a particularly high level. Especially on Inferno, the North Americans showed an incredibly good performance and dominated NAVI. The clear final score of 16:6 proves this statement. While it will be tough against Vitality, even in a possible lower-bracket match against Evil Geniuses, they still would have a chance to defeat their long-term rival of the NA region.

Vitality vs. Liquid - Map-Veto prediction

Both teams ban Train practically by default. Probably the second ban on the part of the North Americans is Vertigo. Between Vitality and Liquid, the tip regarding the maps is Dust2 and Inferno. Mirage would be well conceivable as the decider.

Vitality vs. Liquid - Prediction

Despite the good performance of Team Liquid, we don't see them winning the duel with the French. Our tip between Vitality and Liquid is a 2:0 win for the favorite. Nevertheless, the spectators can expect a very exciting duel with close outcomes.

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

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