Tempo Storm and NaVi are matched up against each other in the Group stage match of the IEM Katowice to be held on the 4th of March 2016 at 12:30 CET
Tempo Storm have been the revelation of the tournament. They did an amazing job during the Qualifiers and continued the same form here. They lost just two matches in the group stage. One match was lost 15-19 in overtime against Faze while the other map was lost 12-16 to Astralis. They did defeat VP, EnVyUs and that has got them to face off against NaVI in the elimination match.
NaVi, who were from Group A, looked mediocre with their performance. NaVi’s wins include wins over Mongolz, Mouz and NIP. Neither of these teams have been in the best of form and their results were not something of a huge achievement. NaVi’s loss to Fnatic was quite decisive especially on a map that is considered to be one of NaVi’s best maps.
Overall, the odds for the match will be favoring towards NaVi heavily. However that being said Tempo Storm have shown themselves to be really good in their matchups till now. They have had amazing matches and could very well have been 5-0 instead of Astralis.
It makes sense to bet on the odds for this match rather than chase the winner.
The Prediction : 65%-35%
The Bet : Low on Tempo STorm