NaVi and Liquid are matched up against each other in the first phase of ESL one New York 2016 to be held on the 30th of September 2016 at 2045 CEST.
NaVi have the better team on paper. With the likes of Simple and Guardian playing together, the CIS roster looks scary on paper. However they have not been able to finish games in their recently concluded matches. NaVi however are all set up for a perfect comeback. They usually perform really well in NA LAN tournaments.
Liquid on the other hand are definitely a team that has delivered results consistently against EU teams. Their performance has however relied partly on luck and partly on skill. They depend on Hiko a bit too much, but as long as they win it does not concern a lot of their players.
The Prediction : 65%-35% in favor of NaVi
The Bet : Low on NaVi