The quarter-finals of the Blast Premier Fall Showdown 2021 will be held on Friday in a BO3 online format. Here is a breakdown of both matches with predictions for your CS:GO action on Picklebet.
Evil Geniuses (1.86)
This is a rather even contest because Evil Geniuses have undergone a drastic dip in form after the restructuring of their team. Mad Lions are a relatively new CS:GO outfit, which means there is a discernible difference in experience between these two teams. EG are now ranked No. 35 in the world while Mad Lions have now moved to No. 32 in the CS:GO rankings globally. Both teams are on a four-match winning streak. These teams have not met each other previously. There is hardly anything separating these two teams but there is the influential factor of skill and experience, which is in EG’s favor.
Brehze was EG’s long-range specialist for so long but that has changed now because his effectiveness has dropped. He is averaging 0.67 kills per round with 0.69 deaths in the last three months of action. All five EG players have averaged over 0.60 kills per round in the same period of measure, with Cerq being the most efficient (0.65 kills and 0.60 deaths per round).
Heroic have been in stellar form on the professional scene in the last few months. In fact, they have climbed their way up to No. 7 in the CS:GO rankings currently after some impressive recent form. They have been red hot in Inferno, with a win rate of 80% in their last five maps there. After losses to BIG and OG, Heroic came back strongly in their previous match against Poggerz. Even though Dignitas have a 2-1 advantage in the head-to-head matchup, Heroic will fancy their chances considering there is a massive rankings mismatch, with Dignitas currently at No. 30 in the world.
Refrezh has been excellent right through, with 0.77 kills and just 0.62 deaths per round in the last three months of CS:GO action. Stavn has also been in solid form in the last few months, with 0.69 kills and 0.67 deaths in the same period but with an average damage per round of 81.6.