BIG Academy vs. fnatic Rising Preview & Prediction- Free 6/24 CS: GO

This Friday, the rivals will cross paths at the upper bracket semi-final of the WePlay Academy League Season 4 tournament. This is the fourth season of the WePlay Academy League that is held in the online CS:GO tournament format. Fourteen stunning teams across Europe are combating and transcending to the astounding prize pool of $100,000. Play-off matches are played in a Double-Elimination Bracket with the best-of-three matches.

BIG Academy Team Stats and Latest Results

BIG Academy is ranked #62 in the world ranking. The academy team is currently on a 1-match winning streak and has managed 8 wins from its last 10 games. At the group stage of the ongoing WPA tournament, the team won 9 out of its 10 rounds and automatically got a spot in the playoffs. Considering their performance in past events, the team finished 4th at the ESL Meisterschaft Spring 2022, 3-5th at the Elisa Invitational Spring 2022 Contenders, and 19-20th at the Elisa Invitational Spring 2022. Over the past 3 months, the team attained a win rate of 70.0%.

Map win statistics over the past 3 months show an impressive win rate on Overpass (100.0%), Dust2 (77.8%), and Mirage (66.7%). On the other hand, the team failed to impress on Vertigo (40.0%), Nuke (0.0%), and Ancient (0.0%). Team members include s1n (1.06 player rating), prosus (1.06), k1to (1.19), Aqua (0.95), and Hyped (1.06).

fnatic Rising Team Stats and Latest Results

fnatic Rising ranks #71 in the world ranking. The Swedish team has managed 6 wins from its last 10 games and also attained a win rate of 69.2% over the past 3 months. Their last match took place at the ongoing WPA tournament on June 12, 2022, and Fnatic Rising defeated Young Ninjas with a score of 2:1. The team finished 25-40th at the Malta Vibes Knockout Series 6 and 13-15th at the Elisa Invitational Winter 2021.

The team’s best-played maps over the past 3 months consist of Vertigo (100.0%-win rate), Nuke (100.0%), Overpass (100.0%), Inferno (80.0%), Ancient (33.3%), and Mirage (0.0%). Their current line-up has regali (1.25 player rating), Peppzor (1.05), volt (1.10), Maze (1.11), and Banjo (1.04).

BIG Academy vs. fnatic Rising H2H Record

Head-to-head has 7 matches. By this time, fnatic Rising has won 4 times while BIG Academy has managed 3 wins. Their last encounter was at the group stage of the 2022 WePlay Academy League Season 3 on January 11, 2022, and fnatic Rising won 1:0.

BIG Academy vs. fnatic Rising Betting Preview

BIG Academy won 9 out of the 10 matches in the group stage of the ongoing WPA tournament and automatically booked a spot in the playoffs. On the other hand, fnatic Rising won 8 out of their 12 games and had to pass through the Play-In to get a spot in the playoffs. Nevertheless, there is no significant difference between the teams in terms of their win rate and performance on the maps. This match can go either way and since it is played in the best-of-three series, we are predicting over 2.5 maps.

The Pick: Over 2.5 maps.

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