Written by The Admiral
NiP and Fnatic will meet in the upper bracket quarter-final of the cs_summit 6 Europe, and there is no favorite in this encounter. The winner will face GODSENT or BIG in the upper semi-finals. These rivals have met on three occasions, and Fnatic leads the series 2-1.
The Swedish team NiP lost one map in two wins at this tournament as they beat a pair of Danish opponents – x6tence and Heroic. NiP won four of the previous six matches and has a 57.1% win rate over the past three months. When it comes to the maps during the same period, NiP is the most successful on Vertigo (70.0%) and Train (66.7%). On the other hand, they weren’t playing well on Nuke (20.0%) and Dust2 (33.3%).
Fnatic won only 15 rounds in the opening 2-0 defeat to G2, but responded with a couple of victories over Mousesports and G2, getting their revenge in the process. The Swedes won five of the last seven matches and have a 57.6%% win rate over the last three months. In that span, Fnatic played well on Overpass (70.0%) and Train (66.7%), while they are winless on Vertigo.
Fnatic won two of the three H2H meetings, while all three produced a maximum of three maps. I expect to see another tight battle, and it seems that betting on the winner is not a good option in this matchup. I am going with the betting trends and the over as I cannot separate the sides at the moment.