The first day of Flashpoint Season 3 went as expected… if you expected Double Poney to defeat Vitality and shove them into the lower bracket right off the bat!
Astralis’ win over OG might’ve come as a surprise to some, but Bubzkji is handling the new situation well – seems like Astralis won’t suffer from device’s departure for too long after all… But, we’re here for BIG vs. Complexity, the match that crosses with Fnatic vs. Mousesports in the next round.
BIG vs. Complexity Predictions
That’s right, this match has no clear favorite! Bookies offer odds that start with a minus on both ends of the moneyline, so you’ll have to pick your poison carefully. But, that’s what our BIG vs. Complexity picks are here for. Let’s start the analysis right away so you can place your CSGO bets in due time!
Recent Track Record
BIG have been very busy this year! They’ve participated in eight notable tournaments, one qualifier and one show match since the start of the year. However, their overall results aren’t that good. They did win Funspark ULTI 2020 last month which brought them $150,000 in prize money. But, since then, they have just three wins in seven matches… and the last two came against tier-B teams BLINK and Apeks.
Not only that – their overall performances are much worse too! They didn’t have a single podium finish this year… if we’re not counting qualifiers and group stage contests. Yep, these two will battle it out tomorrow in a match that could bring forth roster alterations for the losing side. Yes, the lower bracket is there, but it’s not exactly the greatest consolation ever!
Map Pool Statistics
The map pool statistics are all over the place! Neither side has a concrete advantage, but that doesn’t mean we won’t have a closer look! Let’s start off with the maps that could go either way. We’re mainly talking about Mirage and Vertigo here; I’d love to see either of them as the third map.
On one end we have XANTARES and syrsoN, on the other end we have blameF and k0nfig.
Well, even though they’re similar in terms of overall talent, syrsoN and XANTARES mean much more to BIG than blameF and k0nfig do to complexity. For the NA org, even if the above-mentioned duo doesn’t play well, they still have jks or poizon who are known for stepping up for the challenge in times of dire need.
As mentioned earlier, there’s no clear winner here. This match could go either way and, judging by the map pool stats, it could really go either way. Total maps over 2.5 might seem like the safest option here, but I advise against it.
These tight contests tend to be all about momentum from the first map, but exceptions do exist… and I’m not willing to splash money around without some concrete footing. And what’s my concrete footing for siding with BIG here? Well, it’s syrsoN and XANTARES, of course! Especially the Turkish prodigy who has finally started to check all the right boxes for BIG.
— BIG (@BIGCLANgg) May 10, 2021
What makes them better than k0nfig and blameF? Well, even though complexity’s boys are in proper form too, BIG’s duo has a lot higher fragging potential. I know some of you won’t agree with me on this one, but just think about how big of a threat syrsoN is once he gets his AWP properly calibrated.
That’d be all for today, ladies and gentlemen!