forZe vs. Imperial Preview & Prediction- Free 6/22 CS: GO

This Wednesday, forZe and Imperial Esports will cross paths at Group B lower bracket round 1 in the REPUBLEAGUE Season 3 tournament. The Republic Season 3 is an online tournament composed of notable teams and rookies from across Europe. The upcoming match will be played in the best-of-three format and the winner of this match will progress to the lower semi-finals.

forZe Team Stats and Latest Results

forZe is ranked #23 in the world ranking and has been among the top 30 teams for 62 weeks. The Russian team was defeated by MOUZ NXT (1:2) at the Upper Bracket (opening round) in the ongoing REPUBLEAGUE Season 3 tournament and dropped to the lower bracket. The team’s last achievement was 7th place in the ESEA EU CS: GO Advanced Season 40 - Playoffs tournament which ended on April 03, 2022, and earned $750. Meanwhile, they are also part of the ongoing ESEA Advanced Season 41 Europe and Roobet Cup 2022 where they will play their first match on June 23, 2022. Over the past 3 months, forZe has attained a win rate of 58.3% and won 5 out of its last 10 games.

Map win statistics over the past 3 months show an impressive win rate on Dust2 (87.5%) and Inferno (75.0%). They managed an average win rate on Nuke (50.0%) and Overpass (50.0%) but failed to impress on Mirage (38.5%) and Ancient (25.0%). The team’s current line-up has Jerry (1.06 player rating), zorte (1.13), shalfey (1.13), KENSI (1.07), and Norwi (1.01).

Imperial Esports Team Stats and Latest Results

Imperial Esports is ranked #15 in the global ranking and has been among the top 30 teams for 105 weeks. The Brazilian team is currently on a 3-match losing streak and has managed 3 wins from its last 10 games. At the ongoing REPUBLEAGUE Season 3 tournament, the team lost to Enterprise (1:2) in the Upper Bracket (opening round). They finished 9-11th at the PGL Major Antwerp 2022, 13-16th at the IEM Dallas 2022, and 5-6th at the Pinnacle Cup Championship 2022. Over the past 3 months, the team attained a win rate of 54.8%.

The team’s best-played maps are Inferno (78.6%-win rate), Dust2 (66.7%), and Overpass (60.0%). On the flip-side, they failed to impress on Mirage (50.0%), Nuke (33.3%), and Vertigo (12.5%). The team has a line-up that consists of boltz (1.12 player rating), FalleN (1.08), VINI (1.09), fnx (0.91), and fer (1.18).

forZe and Imperial Esports H2H Record

Head-to-head has 2 meetings and both sides have won once. Their last encounter was at the Swiss of the 2022 PGL Major Antwerp on May 12, 2022, and Imperial Esports won with a score of 2:1.

forZe and Imperial Esports Betting Preview

Imperial Esports is currently on a 3-match losing streak while forZe lost its last match. A comparison of their performance on the maps shows that forZe leads on Dust2, Nuke, and Ancient while Imperial Esports has an advantage on Mirage, Inferno, Overpass, and Vertigo. Imperial has a better ranking and, in our opinion, will win.

The Pick: Imperial Esports to win.

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