Team Liquid and Vitality will meet in the quarterfinals of IEM Katowice 2023, where they will compete for the right to advance and play with G2. Perhaps, in this case, this is the final for both teams, since the Samurai are now the main favorites of the championship.
As for the quarter-final itself, the North American team clearly jumped above its head, because with such a terrible and situational game to leave the group is a real nonsense.
In turn, Vitality had a very cool start at the tournament, but in the grand final of their group, they frankly leaked the match and did not even blush. However, given the weak condition of Team Liquid, in this match, zonic's men have excellent chances to rehabilitate themselves.
Therefore, here I do not give much chance to the North American team, which should say goodbye to such a sniper. Well, Vitality has a great opportunity to play in the semi-finals.
Form Team Liquid
The fourth team in the world rankings played terribly at the recent BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023, where they got only one victory over the cripples from Complexity, but at the same time lost even to BIG.
Moreover, at the group stage of IEM Katowice 2023, it didn’t get much better, since the North American team beat IHC rather hard, and then lost to NAVI.
However, in the lower bracket of the group, Team Liquid created a small sensation. And okay, a random victory over Team Spirit, but how did the team outplay FaZe Clan at all.
In general, each time it becomes more and more interesting. However, in essence, the North Americans are the weakest of all the participants in the playoffs.
Latest Team Liquid results:
- Defeated by BIG with a score of 0:2.
- Victory over IHC with a score of 2:0.
- Lost to Natus Vincere with a score of 0:2.
- Victory over Team Spirit with a score of 2:1.
- Victory over FaZe Clan with a score of 2:1.
The best maps of Team Liquid:
- Mirage - 75% of wins.
- Anubis - 57% of wins.
- Overpass - 50% of wins.
Let's not forget that the North American team usually refuses the Nuke card, but tries to take risks in places.
The seventh team of the world, on the contrary, performed well in the group stage of BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023, where they got three confident victories and lost only one map.
Further, the Danish-French team continued to develop their success at the group stage of IEM Katowice 2023, where they started with two victories over Ninjas in Pajamas and fnatic.
However, on the eve of Vitality did not show anything at all against the background of the Danes from Heroic. And it seemed to me that the team did not even try to win, otherwise it is hard to explain such inconsistency.
Vitality's latest results:
- Victory over Evil Geniuses with a score of 2:0.
- Victory over Heroic with a score of 2:1.
- Victory over Ninjas in Pajamas with a score of 2:0.
- 2:1 victory over fnatic.
- Defeat from Heroic with a score of 0:2.
Best Vitality cards:
- Vertigo - 100% wins.
- Overpass - 75% of wins.
- Inferno - 60% of wins.
- Mirage - 50% of wins.
- Nuke - 50% win rate.
In turn, the Danish-French team continues to ban Ancient.
Statistics of meetings Team Liquid — Vitality
During the last season, the teams held two meetings:
- Vitality's victory at PGL Major Antwerp 2022 with a score of 2:0.
- Vitality's victory in the ESL Pro League Season 16 with a score of 3:2.
In both cases, the teams played on the Mirage map.
Prediction for the match Team Liquid — Vitality
Summing up, I was saddened by the performance of Vitality in the match against Heroic. However, it is important to understand here that the North American team jumped above their heads, because with that game they had to stay in the group and go home.
Now the wards of zonic have every chance to be rehabilitated. Moreover, I don’t know what Team Liquid needs to come up with in order to throw out another upset.
Therefore, in this case, I would recommend betting on Vitality to win.
För tillfället ser majoriteten av bookmakers enhälligt laget Team Liquid som spelets favorit med genomsnittliga odds på en seger i summan av 1.812. Vitality chanser att vinna utvärderas med genomsnittliga odds 2.912 av bookmakers.
Hur presterade deltagarna de senaste matcherna
|Senaste matcherna||Team Liquid||Vitality|
|5 matcher (vinster)||3||4|
|10 matcher (vinster)||5||6|
Statistiken över personliga strider mellan lag är också viktig för framgångsrika spel. De tävlande har hållit 11 matcher. Och Team Liquid vann 3 gånger medan Vitality på motsvarande sätt blev vinnaren 8 gånger.
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