NaVi and Faze are matched up against each other in the ESL Pro league Season 3 Match to be held on the 10th of March 2016 at 22:00 CET.
NaVi have been playing decently although nowhere near their optimal level. Their performance has been mediocre at best and there is lots of scope for improvement. NaVi are one of the best teams on Mirage, they play a very passive setup with Guardian locking down A site with his awp and sometimes leaving mid totally to the enemy. That does put them at a disadvantage with their positioning as mid control can give a huge advantage to the enemy team. However they more often than not make it up by playing their usual gameplay with 20 seconds remaining and with their superior aim. Their gameplay style does not leave much room for error but they seem to have perfected it over time. NaVi definitely are the favorites coming into this matchup.
Faze aren’t looking too good. Mirage has never been their strongest maps despite them winning against some good teams on this map. Their strongest maps are Dut2, Cache and Inferno. They were decent on Mirage earlier however recently they have been shunning away from playing this map altogether. Their motivation towards this league is somewhat in doubt especially since they agreed to play 4 v 5 yesterday against NIP and lost the maps. Playing 4 v 5 definitely puts your team in a disadvantage and they knew that while making the decision to play.
The prediction : 70%-30% NaVi
The bet : Low on NaVi