Just three matches are separating us from the end of DreamHack Masters Spring. More precisely, the DH Masters Spring European event. G2 is waiting in the grand finals, following a solid win against BIG in the upper bracket finals.
Tomorrow, NaVi and Faze Clan are going up against each other for a spot against BIG in the lower bracket finals… which could see them through to the grand finals. Faze vs. Navi predictions is exactly what we’re going to talk about in this piece, so keep your eyes (and ears) peeled!
As usual, we’ll start off with general information on both teams and work our way through map pool stats and past results. Individual displays will be explained too, just before finishing things off with the actual Faze vs. NaVi predictions. So, if you’d like to place CS:GO bets tomorrow, here’s what you need to know about this particular matchup:
Faze vs. NaVi Predictions
Believe it or not, Natus Vincere is the favorite coming into this one. Most esports betting sites believe S1mple and the boys have a better chance to advance to the lower bracket finals.
You’d think these two teams would be much closer than that… But, I guess that’s what our Faze vs. Navi predictions are here to analyze.
Perfecto’s arrival took many by surprise. Even though the fans were generally sad to see GuardiaN out once again, the general consensus was that things needed to change. Surprisingly enough, Natus Vincere kicked off the new era with a blast, winning IEM XIV World Championship after a wicked 3-0 win against G2.
Natus Vincere lost just one out of their last five matches; the one against G2 in the first round of the upper bracket. One of those four wins was against Faze Clan on Gamers Without Borders… but once again, GWB wasn’t really a fully competitive environment, meaning it can’t have a major effect on our Faze vs. NaVi predictions…
— NAVI Live ? (@natusvincerelv) June 11, 2020
As for Faze Clan, I’m still trying to figure out what went wrong in that match against BIG. Sure, TabseN and the boys played well… but NiKo and the company looked as if they hadn’t slept for the entire night. It was weird, to say the least. On the bright side, they finally showed up for the occasion against NiP, but almost failed to close out the match on the decider map.
Map Pool Shennanigans
The odds are in favor of Natus Vincere… but the overall roster quality as well as the map pool depth falls in favor of Faze Clan. What’s making Natus Vincere appear as the favorite team here? Well, it’s pretty S1mple, don’t you agree?
s1mple shines as Natus Vincere eliminate MAD Lions from DreamHack Masters Spring https://t.co/hmigVC8Uvn
— HLTVorg (@HLTVorg) June 11, 2020
Okay, I’ll make no more puns from now on!
Back to the topic – Faze Clan should be the dominant side on Dust 2, Mirage, Inferno, and Train. NaVi, on the other hand, should take Overpass and be a tough contestant on Nuke. From the looks of things, even if Faze Clan displays another unimpressive performance, their map pool depth should help them win at least one map against the CIS giants!
What is there left to be said regarding Faze vs. NaVi predictions that I haven’t mentioned already? I feel like I’m repeating myself but I have to take it for another spin:
Faze Clan is a team packed with superstars. Even with Olofmeister gone, they still got NiKo, Coldzera, and rain. Bymas and Broky offer the much-needed youthful aspect and will hopefully continue to develop under such a top-tier mentorship, both fragging-wise and game-sense-wise.
But, while Faze Clan’s roster looks impressive, we shouldn’t forget about the fact they’re playing nowhere near their real potential. They choke all the time, can’t string together more than a few wins, and look absolutely bleak when not playing on one of their most successful maps. They’re capable of taking the ones they practice (Mirage and Dust 2), but look rather unimpressive on others.
But, everything we’ve analyzed thus far doesn’t point to a clear winner here. Everything we’ve pointed out tells us we’re in for a dramatic match. NaVi is, arguably, in worse form than Faze Clan. As previously mentioned, they had an unsuccessful ESL One Road to Rio CIS campaign which showed off all their flaws. Gamers Without Borders went by smoothly, but I still don’t think this new NaVi lineup with Perfecto is the best way going forward for the CIS behemoth.
With all that in mind, here are my official Faze vs. NaVi betting predictions:
That’s it, fellas! It’s probably not what you thought it would be, especially considering my poor run of form as far as map totals are concerned. But, considering everything we’ve seen above and the reputation of both teams, there’s no way this one ends in a 2-0 win.
Both Faze and NaVi will take their maps and will decide who goes into the lower bracket final against BIG tomorrow. It’s going to be an epic battle, that’s for sure.
With that said, I thank you for sticking with our Faze vs. NaVi predictions till the very end. Hopefully we’ll have a proper match to enjoy tomorrow!