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This is a matchup I’ve been waiting for, both teams are extremely good and I just wish North did the roster change a bit earlier so they could be fully prepared for this one, either way, it’s extremely hard to call as Gambit are absolutely insane right now and North are not bad either, they also have very similar map pools, so this might actually be the hardest match we’ve had so far on this event.
North started off with a loss against OpTic on inferno, but as I said multiple times already, they were overconfident and picked this map as a “joke” as MSL said in the interview, they quickly followed it up with an easy win against compLexity and a 2-0 revenge on OpTic. Gambit on the other hand, won their group with a win against fnatic and Virtus.pro, they looked absolutely fantastic and noone really saw that coming, especially after their poor performance in the recent online matches.
So, Gambit looked better so far, but when you look at the map pools of these two teams, you’ll see that it’s basically a 50/50 matchup and maybe even slightly better for North. I think it’s safe to say that we’ll see a train ban from North and most likely mirage or cache from Gambit, then North would pick the other map depending on Gambit’s veto, and Gambit would most likely go for Inferno as this is North’s weakest point right now, however, no matter what map Gambit go for, North still have a great chance of winning it because train is the only map they don’t play, that being said, North should have a better chance of winning this match and I’m betting on them here.
My odds for this match: Gambit Gaming 45:55 North
Really hard to call game to be honest we have here. The map veto is also really hard to pick. Gambit will most likely remove Mirage but there is also a chance for a Nuke ban. North should remove Train, but there is also a chance for a Cache ban of an inferno one too, as they are not the best on any of these maps. If Gambit do remove Mirage, then North will pick Nuke, and Gambit can pick any of Cobble/Inferno/Cache. So far Gambit has removed Nuke/Cache/Mirage so I expect we will see Cobble or Inferno. If it is Nuke then Inferno, we will be left with Cache, Cobble and Overpass. Out of these maps, Gambit should remove Overpass, and North will most likely remove Cache, we will then be left with Cobble. Overall a really hard to call game, a game I can for sure see going 3 maps and a game I just fancy Gambit on, but can go either way.
My odds for this match: Gambit Gaming 50:50 North
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