Written by Austyn W.
Vitality and NiP face each other in the DreamHack Masters Spring European tournament. The DreamHack Masters Spring 2020: Europe is a sixteen team online CS:GO tournament. The event has a prize pool of $160,000 for the European segment. With the best CS:GO teams in the region, the European section of the tournament is bound to throw up some exciting possibilities and plays for CS:GO viewers.
The sixteen teams are divided into four groups of four teams each. The teams will play best-of-three matches against each other and the group’s winners will move to the upper bracket of the playoffs. The second and third-placed teams in each group move to the lower bracket of the tournament. The playoffs feature a double elimination bracket with the grand finals being a best-of-five affair.
Vitality has slipped from its peak performance and rank in late 2019. The French roster has the world’s best CS:GO player on its team, but the rest of the squad has failed to live up to expectations of French fans. Vitality relies too much on Zyw0o to have a big impact on their matches. When the rest of the squad fails to live up to the same level as Zyw0o or they fail to support him adequately, the problems within Zyw0o is clearly visible.
The Ninjas in Pyjamas has a young Swedish roster that has pulled off some amazing performances in recent weeks. The team is ranked 13th in the HLTV world rankings and has repeatedly surprised their fans with some stellar results. Its recent matches include victories over Heretics and Fnatic.
NiP and Team Vitality faced each other earlier this month. The series went the distance of over 2.5 maps with Vitality clinching the win in the end. However, it was a strong performance by either team. The two teams have different map pools, and they won their individual map picks. We can expect a similar performance in this match as the teams will want to pick their comfort maps in the game.