NaVi and Liquid are matched up againt each other in the Quarterfinals of ESL One Cologne 2016 Major to be held on the 8th of July 2016 at 17:00 CEST
Alright Liquid managed to defeat Mouz. A commendable feat, but considering how much Mouz have been struggling the past few months, its not really a surprise. Liquid have a decent roster with really good matches by JDM ( who is definitely improving on the team and the assured good performance by Simple).
Against NaVi however it’s definitely a tall task. Liquids better maps include Cache and Cobblestone. Cache is a sure ban by NaVi, while NaVi have been improving steadfastly on Cobblestone. Liquids other two maps that they are good on are Tarin and a possible Overpass. NaVi are monsters on these maps. Train and Overpass are very strong maps for NaVi and I just cannot see Liquid managing wins over NaVi on Overpass and Train.
NaVi has Guardian playing mediocre yet the team is managing convincing wins over their opponents. Imagine what happens when NaVi Guardian wakes up and has those amazing performances that he is notorious for.
Liquid has individual performances from their players but I have not seen the team play that is necessary for Liquid to be able to oust NaVi. The aim is with NaVi IMO, unless both JDM and Simple go huge. That being said, I would not give NaVi more than 65% in this match.
The Prediction : 65%-35%
The Bet : Low on NaVi