Credit: ESL and Adela Sznajder
The stage is set when paiN takes upon Ninjas in Pyjamas in the opening match at ESL Pro League Season 17 Group C. While Ninjas In Pyjamas haven't been playing their best Counter-Strike in recent months, paiN should have a chance to come out and make an upset. However, there are a few factors to consider before placing a bet.
paiN´s recent results have been great, the South American team is currently on a three-match winning streak after they took down ex-Villainous in their most recent match. paiN also had a great ESEA Winter 2023 Cash Cup North America where they managed to take down EG White in the final to go undefeated throughout the entire event. Meanwhile, Ninjas in Pyjamas is set to play their second tournament without their star rifler Hampus who back in late January bench himself due to personal issues. Playing with k0nfig, Ninjas in Pyjamas has been playing decent in their recent matches despite falling short at the IEM Katowice losing to both Vitality and Outsiders.
Considering both teams’ strengths and weaknesses, it’s difficult to predict a clear winner in this match because of the recent results that NIP has been putting on the board. We believe at pley.gg that NIP will win the match. However, with paiN´s recent form, they should have a chance to make the upset here. Making a bet on over 2.5 maps for the match as both teams will be seeking to close out their own map to give the game a third and deciding option.
paiN vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas | ESL Pro League Season 17 Group C | 16:00 (CET)
Bet: Total Over 2.5 Maps
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