NaVi and LG 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 13:40 CET
NaVi are very similar to LG in terms of their strats. However NaVi are a team that have been playing inconsistent recently. They were one of the best teams towards November 2015 but faced a huge slump and lost their the majority of their matches. NaVi will have already played one match before this one against Fnatic.Their performance in that match would be a huge indicator of their current form. NaVI are strong on Overpass, Mirage and Dust2. They are not as strong on Cache and Cobblestone. However their map pool is quite similar to LG. As such their advantage in maps leaves a lot to be desired.
LG have been performing very well since their roster change. LG as a team are always striving to do better than their competitors. They are ready to make the hard choices and even cut players when they are right on top of their game, just to become better. LG is probably slightly better than NaVi in the way that they perform much more consistently. They are always perform well in advantageous situations making text book plays in order to secure the round.
This bet is quite risky as the last time these teams faced each other on LAN, the results were quite close. LG is bound to be underdogs here and the smarter bet would be on LG for this match.
The Prediction : 55%-45% NaVi
The Bet : Low on LG