NaVi and Flipsid3 are matched up against each other in the Counter Pit LAN finals to be held on the 17th of March 2016 at 13:45 CET.
NaVi are one of the top teams in the world. Consisting of a mostly Ukrainian lineup they have a very trademark style of play. With the addition of Flamie, however they have been able to reinvent themselves and mix up their tactics.
NaVi have come off the recently held IEM Katowice. They had a decent start to the tournament, however they seemed to lose steam in the latter stages of the event. They had a very close series against Tempo Storm which was followed by a 2-0 loss to Luminosity Gaming. The team was not hitting their shots and seemed too reliant on Guardian.
It's nice to know we can step up when GuardiaN is having a bad game.
— Даниил Тесленко (@navizeus4444) March 4, 2016
Flipsid3 are looking much more coordinated with Shara. They play like a cohesive unit and even in their losses, its never a one sided game.
They have also had decent success in their LAN matches recently.
Despite many of these teams not being able to match the calibre of NaVi, they are still highly skilled teams. Flipsid3’s gameplay depends on Markeloff and Worldedit. These players are the core of the team around which B1ade revolves his tactics. The team obviously is not as skilled as NaVi and will need all the players to perform in order to have a chance at defeating NaVi. Flipsid3’s map pool is the major cause of concern to the team. Flipsid3 perform well on a few maps but this can vary dramatically. They would prefer to play NaVi on maps such as Mirage and Cobblestone.
This game should be quite close considering how NaVi are slowly slipping into a slump while Flipsid3 have performed well in their recent LAN matches.
The Prediction : 65%-35% NaVi
The Bet : Medium on NaVI