NIP and Fnatic are matched up against each other in the Group stage match of the IEM Katowice to be held on the 2nd of March 2016 at 16:20 CET.
Fnatic are facing their local Swedish counterparts NIP and will have played two matches already coming into this one. Fnatic have been in a much better form coming into the tournament. Their victories have been decisive in terms of the number of maps actually won vs the number of maps lost. Individually each map might have been close, however the team does manage to close out their maps each and every time. Fnatic’s map pool right now seems very similar to the map pool of NIP.
NIP likes to play on puggy maps just as Fnatic. Their strong maps include Dust2, Mirage, Train. However considering the type of vetoes that NIP consistently makes, it is obvious that they prefer playing on Cobblestone and cache. These maps however are amongst the best maps for Fnatic as a team. The match will come down to the team that can hit their shots and if you take a percentage of the teams hitting their shots, Fnatic will come out ahead by a large margin.
The Prediction : 60%-40% Fnatic
The Bet : Low on Fnatic