NaVi and NIP are matched up against each other in the ESL Barcelona LAN Tournament on the 24th of February 2016 at 18:00 CET on Train.
NaVI have not been very active in the competitive scene recently. They had a string of successes on LAN and thats about it. They lost to SK quite badly in their opening matches of ESL League. NaVi however have been monsters on Train recently. With a frequency of almost 7-8 matches on Train in 2016 alone, they are definitely one of the more experienced teams. NaVi have a unique way of playing Train emulating LG in a way. They constantly try to push out early and fall back later in the round. This not only gives them control over the map but also helps them to gain advantage over time.
NIP have been monsters so far in 2016. Albeit they didn’t play against the best of teams, however they have been winning most of these matches so we cannot infer too much. Their matches were really good wins for NIP and that is something that we have not seen recently from them in 2015. They have however only played one match recently on Train against Dignitas. Dignitas has traditionally been very weak against NIP even if NIP were something of in a slump.
The Prediction : 60%-40% NaVI
The Bet : Low NaVi
Risk : High