North vs Vici Gaming
North ranked #11 from Denmark are facing team ViCi Gaming ranked #70 from China in the IEM Katowice 2019 Minor Play-in that has four teams clashing for the prize pool of 2 spots at IEM Katowice 2019 Major Main Qualifier. This tourney is played on LAN in Katowice, Poland and this is best of 1 type of match.
Map highlights for team North in the last three months: Cache is at 100,0% win rate on three played maps WIN/DRAW/LOSS - 3/0/0, Dust2 66,7% on six played maps 4/0/2, Nuke 66,7% on nine played maps 6/0/3, Inferno 53,3% on 15 played maps 8/0/7, Mirage 50,0% on eight played maps 4/0/4, Train 20,0% on five played maps 1/0/4, and Overpass with 20,0% on five played maps 1/0/4.
Map performance for team ViCi Gaming in the previous three months: Cache is at 100,0% win rate on only one played map WON/TIED/LOST - 1/0/0, Train 66,7% on six played maps 4/0/2, Mirage 63,6% on 11 played maps 7/0/4, Overpass 60,0% on five played maps 3/0/2, Nuke 50,0% on two played maps 1/0/1, Inferno 41,7% on 12 played maps 5/0/7, and Dust2 with 0,0% win rate on only one played map that they lost 0/0/1.
Pistol performance in the last 50 days goes to team North who have 55,9% win rating over team ViCi who have 45,0% total. These stats count both for offline & online events/tourneys.
North played 13 maps in January and won seven, converted, they played six games and won three. During December they played seven maps and won four, in other words, they played four games and won two. In November they played 23 maps and won 11, converted, they played 15 games and won eight. In October they played eight maps and won five, converted, they played the same amount of games since they all were best of 1 types.
ViCi Gaming played 16 maps in January and won eight, in other words, they played eight matches and won three. In December they played eight maps and won two, converted, they played five matches and won one. In November they played 14 maps and won 11, converted, they played six games and won five.
OK, so we already talked about how Katowice is a very serious tournament worth every sweat and time to get a better placement as you can. This is an excellent chance for North since the competition is not that good. My prediction will be that North and Envy will take the first two placements, but we Still can't deny the skill of ViCi and Winstrike. The odds are very bad for betting on North, so i will make a small, risky bet on ViCi Gaming. There is a very small chance for them to win, but since this is best of 1 type of match ViCi can have some momentum and possibly win. No reason to bet big, the odds are bad.
Good luck to all who bet, and don't forget to gamble responsibly!