Stats for the Astralis and FaZe as they've appeared on Tipify
A list of recent matches this team has played, green indicates a win and red a loss. Blue is a draw/cancelled
This is probably the hardest matchup to call out of everything we’ve had this week, not only because both teams are insane and both made it to the grand final of IEM Katowice recently, but the maps are nearly unpredictable as well. First we have inferno which Astralis played more often than FaZe, but they didn’t necessarily look better, barely beat LDLC in multiple overtimes, also played a close match against FaZe (16-13), fnatic (19-17) and got wrecked by Virtus.pro, while FaZe managed to take down Immortals and Gamers2 very convincingly.
The second map is nuke, that one is even harder as both teams keep wrecking their opponents on it, Astralis recently beat North, Heroic, FaZe and Na’Vi, but lost to Virtus.pro twice. FaZe lost to Astralis, beat NiP and LDLC. So, Astralis played way more matches on both maps and it’s pretty easy to see that they understand those maps very well, can’t say the same about FaZe because they played those maps like 2-3 times with NiKo, but looked good as well.
Based on how both teams looked on nuke and inferno, and the way they played recently, I really have to give Astralis an edge on both maps here, I’m not too confident and I could see FaZe taking it 2-0 as well, but it’s rather unlikely to happen and Astralis will definitely take at least one here, nuke is more likely to be a win for them, but I’m betting on Astralis twice and if they lose the first one, I’ll double my bet on the second map.
My odds for this match: Astralis 55:45 FaZe
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