Flipsid3 and Preparation are matched up against each other in the DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 Europe Closed Qualifier #1 to be held on the 13th of March 2016 at 12:00 CET.
The tournament features a Best of Three single elimination format.
Flipsid3 have been improving their performances since Simple left. The team under their IGL of B1ade focuses on their tactical approach to the game. There is a synergy and method to their gameplay as opposed to a few months earlier when it used to be all about S1mple. Their LAN performances against top tier teams result in some really close matches.
Flipsid3 however are hampered by a very limited map pool of Train, Mirage, Cache and Cobblestone. Cache and Train seem to be the best maps for them and they pick them at the first opportunity they get. They are also quite well versed and proficient on Cobblestone and Cache however those maps are not assured an victory.
Based on their recent performances, they seem to be coming into this match with a big advantage over Preparation.
Preparation is a newly formed, mixed team. Consisting of three Danes and two Swedish player this team has a lot of potential. It hasn’t translated into results just yet although that being said, they had a very convincing win over Hellraisers yesterday on Inferno knocking them out of the qualifiers.
HellRaisers.CS:GO did not get through the first qualifier
— HellRaisers CS:GO (@HRcsgo) March 12, 2016
There is not much information on Preparation as they are a mixed team with very few matches played. Flipsid3, despite having a considerably weak map pool against most of the better teams, should be finding themselves ahead in this matchup. It is expected that Flipsid3 should be able to Pick Train and/or Cobblestone. Preparation rarely play these maps and as such should be at a big disadvantage.
The Prediction : 65%-35% Flipsid3
The Bet : Low to Medium on Flipsid3