NAVI and Team Liquid will meet in the group stage of BLAST Premier Fall Finals 2022, where they will compete for the right to go directly to the semi-finals. In turn, the losing team will go to the quarterfinals, which is also not bad.
If we talk about the participants, then the day before, the Born to Win got a simple victory over Fluxo, although they harnessed it on the Dust 2 map for a long time. In turn, the North Americans ran over G2 without feeling the passengers at all.
And yet, in a face-to-face fight, NAVI has a slightly better chance of winning, as it has slightly improved its form since the Major, while Team Liquid may fall into a stupor.
Therefore, here I am inclined to choose in favor of "Born to Win", which is still a little more interesting in the totality of facts and subjective opinion.
The third team in the world ranking won the IEM Road to Rio 2022 Europe RMR B, where they showed a very good game and did not lose a single map to their opponents.
Then the Ukrainian team arrived at IEM Rio Major 2022, where they made it to the playoffs with great difficulty, losing to Cloud9 and Team Liquid. Well, in the quarterfinals, NAVI managed to lose to FURIA, which few people expected.
As for the start at the group stage of BLAST Premier Fall Finals 2022, here Born to Win dealt with Fluxo, although they had a chance to lose at Dust 2.
Latest NAVI results:
- Lost to Team Liquid with a score of 14:16.
- 2-0 victory over Bad News Eagles.
- Victory over BIG with a score of 2:0.
- Defeat from FURIA with a score of 1:2.
- Victory over Fluxo with a score of 2:0.
The best NAVI maps:
- Nuke - 100% win rate.
- Dust 2 - 83% of wins.
- Mirage - 69% of wins.
- Inferno - 57% of wins.
However, for now, the Born to Win are refusing the Vertigo card.
Form Team Liquid
The ninth team in the world ranking also won the IEM Road to Rio 2022 Americas RMR, although there they sometimes made their fans worry about the result.
However, the North American team did not play well at IEM Rio Major 2022, where it did not reach the playoffs at all. And there, Team Liquid exposed all their weaknesses, which become visible against good preparation.
And yet, on the first game day of BLAST Premier Fall Finals 2022, the team managed to defeat G2, showing a very good game. Although, here you still need to look at the distances where the "liquid" can swim.
Latest Team Liquid results:
- Victory over Sprout with a score of 16:5.
- Victory over NAVI with a score of 16:14.
- Defeat from Heroic with a score of 1:2.
- Defeat from Team Spirit with a score of 1:2.
- Victory over G2 with a score of 2:0.
The best maps of Team Liquid:
- Mirage - 86% of wins.
- Dust 2 - 75% win rate.
- Inferno - 75% of wins.
- Ancient - 75% of wins.
- Overpass - 50% of wins.
Let's not forget that the North American team is still rejecting the Nuke card.
Statistics of meetings NAVI — Team Liquid
As part of the current season, the teams held three meetings:
- NAVI's victory at BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2022 with a score of 2:0.
- NAVI's victory at BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022 with a score of 16:4.
- Team Liquid's victory at IEM Rio Major 2022 with a score of 16:14.
At the same time, the teams played twice on the Ancient map.
Prediction for the match NAVI — Team Liquid
It will be interesting to see the map selection as the North American team is not shy about picking Mirage. In turn, "Born to Win" will have to make a choice between Dust 2 and nothing. Well, Ancient can fall on the deader, which is quite a roulette.
Still, I have less confidence in Team Liquid as it's still hard for the guys to play in these kind of matches. Therefore, in this case, I would recommend betting on the victory of the NAVI team.
Now, the majority of bookmaker companies believe in Team Liquid victory. Odds on them are equal to 1.92. According to bookmakers data, NaVi are the outsider and odds on their victory amounts 3.89.
What the team performance statistics say
|Last Matches||NaVi||Team Liquid|
|5 matches (wins)||3||3|
|10 matches (wins)||7||7|
We will also remind you of the statistics of matches that the teams played with each other. The teams played 24 matches with each other before. In these battles NaVi got 11 victories while Team Liquid managed to take 13 matches.