BIG and Ninjas in Pajamas will meet in the lower bracket of BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023, where they will fight for the right not to fall out of the group stage in the Play-In.
To put it bluntly, the German team did not surprise at the start of this championship, and the guys continued to play as they played last season. That is, BIG did not show us anything good, and there are simply no positive developments.
As for Ninjas in Pajamas, the team was able to compete with NAVI, but it seemed to me that the guys did not have enough training together. It is clear that most problems can be solved in a couple of days, but in fact the Swedes even in this form are more interesting than BIG.
Therefore, here I would not believe in the consistently bad game of the Germans, who continue to disappoint and stand in one place.
The 15th team of the world ranking went to Elisa Masters Espoo 2022, where they even reached the grand final. However, already there, fnatic showed that the Germans are quite far from optimal conditions.
Already at the end of the last season, the team took part in the CCT Central Europe Series 4, where they played terribly in the quarterfinals and were defeated by HAVU.
Moreover, at the start of the group stage of BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023, BIG did not succeed, because this time the team lost to G2 without a chance. In general, everything is clear with these guys - we win every other time, and then by chance.
Latest BIG results:
- Victory over Sprout with a score of 2:1.
- Defeated by fnatic with a score of 0:2.
- Victory over Young Ninjas with a score of 2:0.
- Defeat from HAVU with a score of 1:2.
- Lost to G2 with a score of 0:2.
Best BIG cards:
- Vertigo - 60% of wins.
- Nuke - 50% win rate.
- Inferno - 50% win rate.
- Mirage - 50% of wins.
But if earlier the German team refused Ancient, now we need to think about Anubis as well.
Uniform Ninjas in Pajamas
The sixteenth team in the world ranking failed at the BLAST Premier Fall Final 2022, where they managed to reach the playoffs, but they stayed there for a long time.
As for the start at the group stage of BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023, here the Swedish team started with a defeat from NAVI. However, there were some bright spots, such as the attack on the Mirage map.
And yet, we must admit that while Ninjas in Pajamas looks damp, although with a new sniper, the team's potential becomes clearly higher than that of the same Germans.
Latest Ninjas in Pajamas results:
- Defeat from Heroic with a score of 1:2.
- Victory over OG with a score of 2:0.
- Victory over Natus Vincere with a score of 2:1.
- Defeat from FaZe Clan with a score of 1:2.
- Defeat from Natus Vincere with a score of 1:2.
Best Ninjas in Pajamas cards:
- Inferno - 50% win rate.
- Overpass - 50% of wins.
In turn, the Swedish team has not lost anything and is now banning the Anubis map.
Statistics of meetings BIG — Ninjas in Pajamas
The teams have not yet met in the current lineups.
Prediction for the match BIG — Ninjas in Pajamas
After watching the last BIG game, I have no hopes for a positive trend. Moreover, it seems that the German team is not trying to come up with something new, again starting from default strategies that did not work last season either.
As for Ninjas in Pajamas, in some places the team looked great against the background of NAVI, but more often the guys turned off and played as a clear second number. However, it will be a little easier for the Swedes with BIG.
Therefore, in this case, I would recommend betting on the victory of the Ninjas in Pajamas team.
According to leading bookmakers predictions, the team NiP are the favorite with average odds 1.46 at the moment. Respectively, bookmakers consider BIG to be the outsider of the match with odds on a victory in the sum of about 5.234.
Team statistics in recent matches
|5 matches (wins)||2||2|
|10 matches (wins)||5||4|
It will also be necessary to mention the history of face-to-face meetings between the opponents. The participants in the battle before the meeting played 22 matches with each other. In these battles BIG got 6 victories while NiP managed to take 15 matches.