The match between the teams Liquid and Astralis will be held up to two wins at the semifinal of ESL One New York 2019. The losing team will leave the competition taking the 3-4 position and the winner will make it to the grand final.
The teams have a huge history of battle and over the last half of the year they have met more than ten times and the guys from Denmark won more often.
The team Liquid had a little decline and failed at Starladder Berlin Major 2019, after that the players performed poorly online but the guys had pulled themselves together for the event and passed the group stage easily beating eUnited and G2 Esports there.
Meanwhile, Astralis won the previous major and didn't lose their tempo as at this event they also look good - two wins over OpTic Gaming let them pass the group stage having taken the second position due to their loss from Evil Geniuses.
According to the group stage, Team Liquid look more preferable but we should not forget that Astralis are difficult for NAF and the team. That's why we will lean towards the North American team, however, we recommend paying attention to the market “handicap of a map +1.5” for Team Liquid with odds 1.4.