BIG and Team Liquid will meet in the first round of the Play-In stage at BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023. To be honest, I did not expect such a weak game from the North American team, which managed to lose to OG twice and thus get here.
As for BIG, you can't say anything good about the team, because the Germans again came to a big tournament and can't show anything in matches with direct competitors.
So I wouldn't believe in some kind of fight here, because BIG will again outplay and shoot out, as they did in the group stage against G2 and Ninjas in Pajamas.
Therefore, here the North Americans have excellent chances to join the fight and restore their name. And in essence, Team Liquid has more features to get the win.
The fifteenth team in the world ranking managed to reach the finals of Elisa Masters Espoo 2022, but that was back in November. And there, the German team lost without a chance to fnatic, which was considered comical just a year ago.
At the very end of the season, BIG took part in the CCT Central Europe Series 4, where they played terribly in the quarterfinals and were defeated by HAVU.
As for the performances at the group stage of BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023, here the team lost to G2 and Ninjas in Pajamas without winning a single map. In general, the situation is deplorable, and I see no reason to improve.
Latest BIG results:
- 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.
- Lost to Ninjas in Pajamas with a score of 0:2.
Best BIG cards:
- Vertigo - 60% of wins.
- Nuke - 50% win rate.
But if earlier the German team refused Ancient, now we need to think about Anubis as well.
Form Team Liquid
The fourth team in the world rankings finished last season excellently, reaching the semi-finals of the BLAST Premier Fall Final 2022, as well as taking second place in the BLAST Premier World Final 2022.
However, at the group stage of BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023, the North American team managed to lose to OG twice. Moreover, according to the game, the “liquid” looked very bad, independently creating problems for themselves out of the blue.
The only joy of Team Liquid was the defeat of Complexity, where the team really played the first number. In this situation, the game with BIG can become something similar, because something is not believed in the Germans.
Latest Team Liquid results:
- Victory over OG with a score of 2:1.
- Lost to G2 with a score of 0:2.
- Lost to OG with a score of 0:2.
- Victory over Complexity with a score of 2:0.
- Lost to OG with a score of 1:2.
The best maps of Team Liquid:
- Mirage - 78% of wins.
- Anubis - 75% of wins.
- Inferno - 50% win rate.
It is worth recalling that the North American team usually refuses the Nuke card.
Statistics of meetings BIG — Team Liquid
As part of the last season, the teams had one meeting - at ESL Pro League Season 15, the victory went to Team Liquid (2:0).
Prediction for the match BIG — Team Liquid
It is difficult to say what the Germans can boast of. Considering how badly BIG plays in big matches, I don't even want to think about it.
In turn, Team Liquid has not yet managed to open up in the new season, but positive dynamics are visible. Yes, the team lost twice to OG, but it's their own fault.
In other respects, the North American team looks better, and with the cards, the guys are doing much better. And if BIG fails to produce their best match, the outcome is sealed.
Therefore, in this case, I would recommend betting on Team Liquid to win.
Now, the majority of bookmaker companies believe in BIG victory. Odds on them are equal to 1.743. According to bookmakers data, Team Liquid are the outsider and odds on their victory amounts 6.877.
What are the successes of the teams in the last games
|Last Matches||BIG||Team Liquid|
|5 matches (wins)||1||2|
|10 matches (wins)||4||5|
It will also be necessary to mention the history of face-to-face meetings between the opponents. The teams played 12 matches with each other before. In these matches BIG won 3 times, Team Liquid active consisits of 9 wins.