Matchförutsägelse: NaVi - Outsiders | CS:GO

NAVI and Outsiders will meet in the quarterfinals of IEM Katowice 2023. Here we will have an excellent confrontation, which in a sense can be called a derby.

At the same time, the teams showed diametrically opposite results at the group stage, as NAVI finished badly, while the Outsiders had a bad start.

However, I don’t see much intrigue in this fight, because for objective reasons, Born to Win is stronger than the opponent. First of all, NAVI will like the style of Outsiders, which has been repeatedly proven in face-to-face confrontations.

Secondly, the Russian team still cannot find their game, and all the victories in the group were obtained on the basis of morale and, in part, contrary to it. At the same time, NAVI had a great start in the championship, although the loss to G2 changed a lot.

And yet here I would focus on the "Born to Win", which, in my opinion, will cope with the Outsiders without any problems thanks to the ability to play against slow teams.


The sixth team in the world ranking played ambiguously at the recent BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023, where they beat Ninjas in Pajamas twice in the group, but also lost to G2 twice.

However, at the Play-In stage, the Ukrainian team almost failed, because in the last match they outplayed Complexity with great difficulty, and in general, they risked losing during the third map.

As for the performances at the group stage of IEM Katowice 2023, here NAVI started with two victories over Cloud9 and Team Liquid. However, the day before, the Born to Win again lost to G2, and with such a rout that it hurts.

Latest NAVI results:

  • Lost to G2 with a score of 0:2.
  • Victory over Complexity with a score of 2:1.
  • Victory over Cloud9 with a score of 2:0.
  • The victory over Team Liquid with a score of 2:0.
  • Lost to G2 with a score of 0:2.

The best NAVI maps:

  • Overpass - 60% of wins.
  • Ancient - 50% win rate.

Let's not forget that the Ukrainian team still does not play on the Vertigo map.

Form Outsiders

The fifth team in the world ranking did not show anything at last year's BLAST Premier World Final 2022, where they suffered two losses against Team Liquid and G2 to take the last place.

As for the start at the group stage of IEM Katowice 2023, here the Russian team managed to lose to fnatic, showing a terrible game on the Vertigo map along the way.

However, in the lower bracket, the Outsiders were able to make a comeback with three wins over Ninjas in Pajamas, OG and Complexity to secure their playoff berth. However, I would not think that the team is in the same shape to surprise.

Latest Outsiders results:

  • Lost to G2 with a score of 0:2.
  • Defeated by fnatic with a score of 1:2.
  • Victory over Ninjas in Pajamas with a score of 2:1.
  • Victory over OG with a score of 2:0.
  • Victory over Complexity with a score of 2:1.

Best Outsiders cards:

  • Inferno - 86% of wins.
  • Mirage - 60% of wins.
  • Overpass - 50% of wins.

In turn, the Russian team usually refuses the Nuke card.

Statistics of meetings NAVI — Outsiders

As part of the last season, the teams had one meeting - at IEM Road to Rio 2022 Europe RMR B, NAVI won (2:0).

Prediction for the match NAVI — Outsiders

Perhaps the main hope of the Outsiders is that the Ukrainian team will suddenly fail in shooting. However, in essence, "Born to Win" is slightly higher, if we evaluate the overall performance in the group stage.

Moreover, it seems to me that the Russian team is an easy rival for NAVI because of the style that does nothing but wait and play on mistakes. But in this variant, it will be very difficult for the Outsiders, since the team had problems even with simple opponents.

As for the maps, we will definitely look at Mirage and Inferno, which are played by teams quite often. Also, I would not forget about Overpass, where it is really 50/50 now.

Nevertheless, summing up all the arguments, I would recommend betting on the victory of the NAVI team.

Alla bookmakers har kommit överens om att NaVi är favoriten. Detta kan märkas eftersom oddsen på dem är 1.482. Detta nummer till förmån för Outsiders belopp 4.194. De sista är respektive underläge i den kommande matchen.

Lagstatistik de senaste matcherna

Senaste matcherna NaVi Outsiders
5 matcher (vinster) 3 3
10 matcher (vinster) 6 7

Det är också vettigt att komma ihåg statistiken för matcherna mellan lagen. De tävlande har hållit 1 matcher. I dessa strider fick NaVi 1 segrar medan Outsiders lyckades ta 0 matcher.