Plenty of firepower will be on display today as FaZe take on BIG in the group stage of cs_summit 6. We break down that match and more in today's betting tips.
Over 2.5 Maps (1.88)
ENCE are currently without Jamppi since he is not allowed to partake in Valve sanctioned tournaments. If it wasn’t for that, I would really like ENCE’s chances with the maps that we are likely to see here. The last time these two sides met was in the group stage opener, where Heroic came out victorious by a 2–1 scoreline. Heroic picked Nuke, ENCE picked Train, and Mirage ended up being the decider. Both Train and Mirage are excellent maps for ENCE, making Heroic less appealing as the favorite. Instead, the over may prove to be the better option.
BIG have had a huge edge in this matchup historically, having swept FaZe in their last three BO3 series. They were also able to take FaZe to three maps in two series at the tail end of 2019, winning one of those. Mirage, Nuke and Inferno have been the most common map picks in this matchup, but with how much FaZe have struggled on Mirage since acquiring bymas, it would probably be beneficial to take a chance on a map like Dust2 instead. You would think that FaZe would get over the hurdle in this matchup eventually, but it is very hard to bet on them with how dominant BIG have been in this matchup historically.
FURIA have had Liquid by an iron grip all throughout the year. They have yet to drop a single game against the North American side, winning six straight BO3 series. FURIA may have had a few losses recently, dropping games to Evil Geniuses and MIBR. However, they have always had a tough time dealing with Evil Geniuses, and the match against MIBR was full of technical difficulties and drama so I would not put too much emphasis on those two results. Liquid have only won one out of their last five games, losing to both FURIA and Evil Geniuses twice. The latter is worrying since they normally have no issues brushing aside Evil Geniuses, and considering their past history with FURIA, it is hard to see them overcome them considering how great FURIA have played all throughout the year.