Stats for the NiP and Liquid as they've appeared on Tipify
Alrighty so as a loyal Liquid fanboy here, I want to have hope however do I have hope? No not really, unfortunately. I do believe that Liquid can upset NiP, especially given that this is a BO1, however you look at the maps these two play and like what on earth is Liquid going to do? Play Cache, that is NiP’s playground, play Dust2? Same story. I don’t know I just feel like this matchup straight off the bat favors NiP quite heavily. Liquid can upset if all the star players turn up, of course map disadvantage however if the players just turn a switch and play out of their minds, or NiP are just god awful, it is definitely a possibility, however an unlikely one for that. NiP have been looking quite hot for some time now, while Liquid, I mean Liquid hasn’t looked good for once ever since S1mple left and that is definitely affecting them big time. I would still only go low here considering it is a BO1 and things can happen here, win both pistols, have Nitr0 drop 35 kills, it’s definitely a possibility. 750-25 NiP, expecting them to win but sneakily hoping for a Liquid upset.
5% NiP below 82%, otherwise 2% Liquid
My odds = 75-25 NiP
My risk = High
My bet = 5% NiP below 82%, otherwise 2% Liquid
My advice = Same as my bet
My odds for this match: NiP 75:25 Liquid
A game that should be an easy win for NiP, but what have we learnt today? In a BO1 strange things can happen. With the odds being 80-20, you would need to bet at least 150-200 to get anything back worthwhile, and unless your bank roll is really big, there is no point doing this in a BO1. With these two sides liking similar maps, I could very easily foresee it being D2 or Cache. There is a slim chance it being Cobble but I really think we will end up on the 2 maps I mentioned already. This is good for both sides, as these are the two maps I feel Liquid have the best chances on vs decent opposition, and they are also good maps for NiP. I do feel that NiP have a higher chance of taking Cache than D2, but with Liquid feeling at home on both, if they can have a good start, they have a chance. If Liquid are below 30%, I would really drop another ICB on them.
My odds for this match: NiP 70:30 Liquid
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