NIP had a good game against NaVi despite losing. BIG had a tougher time against G2 when they lost 0-2. Headtr1ck played well and we think NIP is the better team here.
We haven't seen NIP play Anubis but we definitely know that BIG wants to veto it. If NIP removes it then they know BIG removes Inferno which is a good map for NIP so they should be ice cold and instead remove another map. Because in all honesty even if BIG has started playing a bit of Inferno at the end they are not good at all on the map.
If we end up in a scenario where NIP veto Anubis and BIG veto Inferno we have Overpass as a good pick for NIP and that’s another map that BIG doesn't play. The Germans have a very limited map pool and we do often see them struggle in best of 3s.
Player by Player NIP is a better team and especially after their addition of headtr1ck. REZ back as a rifler and with him, Brollan and Hampus as a deadly trio we will see BIG struggle. NIP will get a good map veto here, they had a better performance in round 1 and overall we see them as the stronger team here and we think that they win this matchup more times than 58% which the odds indicate right now.
We will wait to see the pick & ban go through and depending on maps we might take NIP 2-0 or that they win their map pick. But for now, we're just going for straight NIP VICTORY!
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