This is without a doubt a matchup that NaVi should win and most likely will. However, ForZe has been really active as of late in the online scene with everything from CCT to BB Playlist etc and have done I wouldn't say great but at least good and most recently beat 500 in a matchup yesterday. They might be a bit exhausted from everything and having a really hectic schedule. However at the same time it's not something we believe will have a deciding factor in an upcoming game like this.
Individually then yes NaVi is the much better team. However, forZe will pick map 1 and it's pretty uncertain right now what they will be going for as they have a pretty wide map pool. However we still believe they might be able to catch NaVi a bit off guard as NaVi haven't played a single official since their loss against Heroic in IEM Katowice over a month ago. Now to a 100% certainty they have been practicing a lot. However, the only question is if the will come out swinging 110% directly or if it might take a few rounds for them to actually get into the game. Which wouldn't be that big of a thing regarding their lack of results as of late but also since it's their first LAN for over a month now.
Either way, as mentioned earlier we do expect NaVi to come out victorious. However forZe are definitely not a team to underestimate. They're definitely not at the same level as NaVi but they definitely has a lot of firepower in the team and can definitely make it a pretty even matchup at least on their own map is what we believe. They will most likely come in here will a really solid gameplan against NaVi and we believe that it will be enough to grab at least 10 rounds.
Which is why OUR betting prediction here will be: