BLINK vs. fnatic Rising Preview & Prediction- Free 1/19 CS: GO
The opponents will cross paths at the group stage of the ongoing Elisa Invitational Winter 2021 Main Qualifier tournament. This is the Online Stage of the 2021 Elisa Invitational tournament (winter edition) and is composed of Sixteen teams where only the top eight teams of this group will proceed to the final stage. All matches are played in the round-robin best-of-three series. Playoffs will be played in single-elimination best-of-three series.
BLINK Team Stats and Latest Results
BLINK is ranked 24th in the world ranking and has been among the top 30 teams for 8 weeks. The Albanian team was part of the ESEA Premier Season 39 Europe which ended on 19th December and were awarded $4,000. They also finished 5-8th at the Malta Vibes Knockout Series 4 but failed to advance to the grand final of the Pinnacle Fall Series 3 after losing to ECSTATIC (1:2) at the Semi-finals. Considering their performance over the last 8 matches, they won 4 games and have a win rate of 69.0%.
Map win statistics in the last 3 months shows that they have attained a decent performance on Mirage (76.5%), Inferno (75.0%), and Ancient (71.4%). They attained an average performance on Vertigo (50.0%), Dust2 (50.0%), and Nuke (50.0%) but had a dismal win rate on Overpass (18.2%). Their line-up consists of juanflatroo (1.11), SENER1 (0.96), sinnopsyy (1.03), gxx- (1.08), and rigoN (1.11).
fnatic Rising Team Stats and Latest Results
fnatic Rising is ranked 79th in the world ranking. The team has been invited to the Elisa Invitational Winter 2021 Main Qualifier based on their performance at the regionals where they finished 3-5th. At the same time, they were part of the Malta Vibes Knockout Series 4 and finished 25-40th. They failed to progress to the play-in of the recently concluded WePlay Academy League Season 3 tournament after winning 4 out of their 8 matches at the group stage. Considering their performance in the last 8 matches, they won 4 and hold a win rate of 50.0%.
Map performance over the last 3 months shows that the team attained a 100.0%-win rate on Ancient, 66.7% on Dust2, 60.0% on Overpass, 57.1% on Vertigo, 40.0% on Inferno, and 20.0% on Nuke. They failed to win any match on Mirage (0.0%). The team roster consists of Kevve (0.86), Peppzor (1.03), kst (1.04), regali (1.16), and Banjo (1.06).
BLINK vs. fnatic Rising H2H Record
The opponents have never met in any tournament and this will be their first H2H encounter.
BLINK vs. fnatic Rising Betting Preview
BLINK has shown an impressive performance in the last 3 tournaments and this is an indication that they are in the right direction. They finished 4th at the ESEA Premier Season 39 Europe, 5-8th at the Malta Vibes Knockout Series 4, and 3-4th at the Pinnacle Fall Series 3. At the same time, they won 4 out of their last 8 games and has a better win rate than that of fnatic Rising. In our opinion, BLINK will win this matchup.
The Pick: BLINK to win.