StarSeries i-League Season 7 Semifinals: Fnatic vs NRG

The $500,000 tournament has nearly come to an end as we reach the StarSeries i-League Season 7 Semifinals, where we turn our eyes and focus on the matchup between NRG eSports and Fnatic.

These two teams could not have had a more different journey on their way here. Whereas NRG eSports had to fight tooth and nail to make it to the StarSeries i-League Season 7 Semifinals, going 3-2 during the group stages, and fending off a feisty Team Vitality in the quarterfinals, Fnatic had not dropped a map until North surprised them on Nuke in the quarterfinals. But, even then, Fnatic were able to recompose themselves and go 16-1 on Inferno to take the series and make it all the way here.

With that said, be sure to read on more below to find out who we think you should bet on and why.

StarSeries i-League Season 7 Semifinals Betting Prediction

StarSeries i-League Season 7 Semifinals

After failing to defend their title in Chongqing last month, Fnatic will look to redeem themselves with a good showing here in Shanghai. (Fnatic)

NRG eSports are easily the weakest team in the semifinals. Though they have great individual skill and their synergy is a lot better than what most would have expected heading into this tournament, this team hasn’t really had that much time to mesh just yet. As a result, they’re more likely to rely on individual skill when their backs are against the wall than turn to fool-proof strategies.

Up against Fnatic, that’s just not going to work.

Fnatic have slowly been showing signs of improvement these past few months, and as the absence of Astralis, as well as Team Liquid, left a gaping hole on the tournament’s hierarchy, Fnatic have stepped up.

Fnatic have easily been the tournament’s best CS:GO team by far. Although not unstoppable, NRG eSports likely aren’t going to be the team who’s going to put a stop to Fnatic’s current run. That’s something that we believe that, of the teams playing in this particular tournament, only ENCE or Natus Vincere are capable of doing.

Against NRG eSports, the Swedes only need to exert map control, as they did in their earlier matchup when they won 2-0. Fnatic have better players across the board, with better synergy, and better tactics.

Betting: Fnatic to win vs NRG eSports at 1.86 odds via 10bet.

What do you think the outcome of the StarSeries i-League Season 7 Semifinals will be? Will Fnatic sweep NRG eSports? Or will NRG eSports put up a much better fight? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.

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