Credit: BLAST Premier and Michal Konkol
Today 18:30 (CET), BIG will take upon Team Liquid at BLAST Premier Spring Groups in a matchup where the winner will still have a chance to secure a ticket for the Spring Finals, while the losing team will be sent to the BLAST Spring Showdown.
Both teams failed to qualify for the main event through the group stage, but they now have a chance to make it there through the knockout stage. However, the winner of this matchup will have a tough task ahead, as they will have to face off against the strong Danes from Heroic.
The head-to-head meetings between these two teams can give us a better idea of what to expect in this match. Looking at their past 10 matches, Team Liquid holds a significant advantage, with eight victories to BIG’s two. The last time BIG and Team Liquid met was in March of last year at the ESL Pro League, where Liquid emerged victorious based on the results of two maps.
BIG currently ranks 15th in HLTV’s World Ranking and had a difficult end to the last season. This likely affected their preparation for the current event, as they were unable to show a good level of Counter-Strike in the Spring Finals through the group stage. They took last place in Group C with no wins to their name, and in the first round, they were thoroughly outmatched by G2. In the Lower Bracket, they were unable to take a single map from Ninjas in Pyjamas.
On the other hand, Team Liquid currently ranks fourth in the world rankings and was seen as one of the favorites in their group along with FaZe, In the first round of play, they lost to OG with a score of 0-2, but they were able to bounce back and defeat Complexity in the lower bracket. They met OG again in the Lower Bracket Final, but this time the opponent only managed to prevail on the results of the third map.
Based on all of the above information, it's difficult to make a prediction for this match. Both teams failed to qualify for the final tournament through the group stage, with more being expected from Liquid. BIG, on the whole, justified their last-place finish and were unable to take a single map from their rivals. It's unlikely that they will be able to change that in this upcoming matchup against Liquid, who holds a significant advantage in head-to-head meetings and has shown a strong ability to bounce back from defeat. However, as we all know, anything can happen in esports, and this match is sure to be an exciting one for fans to watch.
Here's our prediction for the match:
BIG vs. Team Liquid | BLAST Premier Spring Groups
Bet: Correct Score (0-2)