CIS derby and it’s a funny one. Spirit said that NaVi is the 5th best team of that region and s1mple answered with “they haven’t beaten us since what, 2017?” Some spicy comments before a game are always funny and this is the best chance in a while for Spirit to beat NaVi.
We do expect the following veto:
Spirit veto Inferno
Navi veto Vertigo
Spirit pick Anubis
Navi pick Ancient
Spirit veto Mirage
Navi veto Nuke
If someone told us 6 months ago that “Rare Atoms will take a map against NaVi” we would call them wild. Now this is the reality and NaVi is not the powerhouse they once were. Spirit on the other hand is still not a top contender like G2, Heroic, FaZe but they are playing well during EPL and if they win this game it will not be that big of an upset.
s1mple is still playing well but players like Perfecto and npl have to step up. Yesterday we had b1t playing much better and if he can have this level NaVi got a solid chance here. Looking at the veto we have Anubis and that's a really good map for Spirit and even if we have seen NaVi play it and take some wins on it this is a map that they don’t pick.
Overall this game could go either way and Spirit's best chance to bring home a victory is 2-0. If we go to Overpass naVi will most likely be a bit too strong. But Anubis and Spirit underdogs are a combo we like
Our betting prediction for this game will be as following: