Astralis and Faze are matched up against each other for the IEM Katowice 2016 tournament on the 3rd of March 2016 at 17:40 CET
Astralis have a generic advantage coming into the match. Astralis have always had the upper hand compared to Faze. The confidence level of Astralis whenever they play against Faze is on a peak level. The main advantage that AStralis have comes into the veto system. Faze are really bad on Cobblestone. This is the only team against whom Astralis never ban Cobblestone. That gives them an advantage in the veto system as they can chose their subsequent bans.
Faze have always had a slight inferiority coming into a match against AStralis. The mental block can be easily seen when they play against AStralis. Astralis are one of the few teams that are higher skilled as compared to Faze. The skill gap becomes quite evident during the matches. In addition to this, faze are made to play on maps that they are not comfortable on. Dust2 which is one of their best maps is the best map for Astralis. It becomes difficult for Faze to try to pose a challenge when Astralis is in form on one of their best maps.
Of Course both teams are really high skilled and considering that it is a best of one match, anything is possible
The Prediction : 60%-40% Astralis
The Bet : Low Astralis