NIP and Faze are matched up against each other in the ESL Pro League Match to be held on the 8th of March 2016 at 21:00 CET.
NIP had another early group stage exit from Katowice. However many analysts and fans can argue that they had a much better showing than even some of the teams that went up to the semi finals. NIP lost 14-16 to the eventual champions Fnatic. Their loss was due to a ninja defuse by Fnatic which was definitely heartbreaking for many NIP fans. That being said you can be sure that NIP as a team have improved by a long margin in a matter of a few weeks. Their gameplay has been characterised by some really good aim. Even Friberg has been showing up. Forest and GetRight seem to be on another level right now. Even in matches when the team is not playing well, these two players have been right on top of the scoreboard.
Faze AKA ex-Titan haven’t been as impressive lately losing many of their online matches. The map for this match is Dust2. Faze have been known to play poorly on Dust2. Compared to NIP whose best map is Dust2, Faze is unlikely to win. It will depend heavily on Shox however as he is their impact player on the map.
The bet should be on NIP for this match. Not only are they in better form than Faze but the map also favors the Swedish team by a long margin.
The Prediction : 70%-30% NIP
The Bet : Medium NIP