This Sunday we have a number of old Counter Strike Teams competing to get to the Quarter Finals, including such names as mousesports, Natus Vincere and Ninjas in Pyjamas.
Picking winners can be easy in some matches, but there are exceptions. In matches like the two slated for today, where competing teams are well balanced, a lot of careful analysis is necessary before one can predict the outcome of the day’s plays.
Picking winners for today –
G2 Esports vs. mousesports
The first round will take place at 18:00 British Summer Time, which is 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time. The second round follows shortly afterwards at 19:10 BST, which is 11:10 PDT.
G2 Esports is rather new to Counter Strike when compared to mousesports. G2 Esports has been competing since 2015, while mousesports has been around since as far back as 2002. Now that’s a difference of 13 years!
These two teams have faced each other in 15 different events since 2015, and played an overall of 34 matches against each other. After losing the first 2 events, G2 Esports fought mousesports to a draw the third time they met.
G2 Esports have since won 18 matches out of 34, leaving mousesports with 16 wins, which leaves these teams more or less equal. In ESL Pro League Season 5, mousesports lost in the Quarter Finals and G2 Esports made it to the Finals and won the Season.
After analyzing their current performance, it is highly likely that G2 Esports will power through to a win against mousesports, with some small possibility of a draw.
Picking winners for today –
Natus Vincere vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas
The first round will take place at 20:20 British Summer Time, which is 12:20 Pacific Daylight Time. The second round follows shortly afterwards at 21:30 BST, which is 13:30 PDT.
Natus Vincere and Ninjas in Pyjamas have something in common. They both used to be very good teams… one might even say feared. But it seems their time is past, because the performances of both these teams have degraded into the merely average.
They are continually disappointing their fans, and their wins are virtually random. Yet these are some of the oldest teams, and have participated in all the Seasons of the ESL Pro League.
Let’s see how they compare when they face each other. At ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1, where these teams faced each other, their encounter ended in a tie. Ninjas in Pyjamas were ranked 5th, while Natus Vincere were ranked 7th.
In ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2, Natus Vincere defeated Ninjas in Pyjamas in both rounds. Natus Vincere ranked 3rd; whereas Ninjas in Pyjamas ranked 7th.
A spate of draws…
In ESL Pro League Season 3, the two teams tied 1-1, but Ninjas in Pyjamas ranked 1st, compared to Natus Vincere, who were ranked 5th. They fought again in ESL Pro League Season 4, and tied once again. This time Ninjas in Pyjamas ranked 2nd rank and Natus Vincere 8th. They somehow managed to tie again in ESL Pro League Season 5. Natus Vincere ranked 5th and Ninjas in Pyjamas 10th.
These two teams have a definite tendency to tie their matches. Our money is on a tie for their match this Sunday.
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