Flipsid3 and Astralis are matched up against each other for the Group Stage ESL tournament to be held on the 16th of February 2016 at 20:00 CET.
Flipsid3 have been very good recently. Much of their performance has been focussed around Shara gelling well within the team. Flipsid3 had one bad LAN when they first played with Shara. After that their performances have only been improving. This map is Overpass. While not traditionally a strong Flipsid3 map is not really a bad map for them either. They have had wins on this map against better teams such as Efrag and hellraisers. Considering this map is one of Hellraisers best maps, Flipside 3 win over Hellraisers seems very dominant.
Astralis are one of the best teams in the world on Overpass. There was an interview with their IGL , in which Karrigan simply said they find it weird that any team would ever think about winning against them on Overpass. That being said, they have been losing quite a few matches on Overpass recently. However their losses have been against Tier One teams such as Gamers2, EnVyUs, LG etc
Overall, it does seem Astralis should come out on top on this map. Their losses are quite a few, however they have been against much better teams.
The prediction : 83%-17% Astralis
The Bet : Medium on Astrlis
Risk : Low