FTW vs. BIG Academy Preview & Prediction- Free 6/23 CS: GO

The rivals will cross paths at the upper bracket round 2 in the ESEA Advanced Season 41 Europe tournament this Thursday. The 2022 ESEA Advanced Edition is a relegation tournament where the best teams in Europe compete to secure a spot in the ESL Challenger League and a prize pool of $20,300. Playoff matches are played in a double-elimination best-of-three series, except for the grand final which is a best-of-five series. The winner of this match will progress to the upper quarter-finals while the loser will be dropped to the lower bracket.

FTW Team Stats and Latest Results

FTW is ranked #37 in the world ranking. The team is currently on a 3-match win streak and has managed 8 wins from the last 10 games. In the playoffs of the ongoing ESEA Advanced Season 41 Europe tournament, the team defeated Iron Branch (2:1) in the round of 16. The team won both the ESL Masters Spain Season 11 Finals and Master League Portugal IX Finals then finished 5-6th at the ESL Pro League Season 16 Conference. Since the beginning of the year, the team has played 39 matches and has attained a win rate of 60.0% over the past 3 months.

Map win statistics over the past 3 months show an excellent win rate on Inferno (83.3%), Vertigo (72.7%), and Nuke (60.0%). On the other hand, the team failed to impress on Dust2 (40.0%), Overpass (25.0%), and Ancient (25.0%). FTW esports has maintained its current line-up for the last 5 months and it includes story (1.05 player rating), DDias (0.95), ewjerkz (1.15), arrozdoce (1.04), and Ag1l (0.99).

BIG Academy Team Stats and Latest Results

BIG Academy ranks #62 in the global ranking. The German team is currently on a 1-match win streak and has managed 8 wins from their last 10 games. Their last match took place at the ongoing ESEA tournament on June 17, 2022, and BIG Academy defeated Nexus Gaming with a score of 0:2. The team is also part of the ongoing WePlay Academy League Season 4 tournament and has advanced to the playoffs. Over the past 3 months, the team has attained a win rate of 70.0%.

Their best-played maps over the last 3 months consist of Overpass (100.0%), Dust2 (77.8%), and Mirage (66.7%). On the other hand, they failed to impress on Vertigo (40.0%), Nuke (0.0%), and Ancient (0.0%). The line-up has s1n (1.06 player rating), prosus (1.06), k1to (1.20), Aqua (0.95), and Hyped (1.05).

FTW vs. BIG Academy H2H Record

Head-to-head has 1 match. They crossed paths at the bracket of the Betano Masters Europe Season 1 on July 12, 2020, and BIG Academy won 2:1.

FTW vs. BIG Academy Betting Preview

This is an example of over 2.5 maps. Both teams are currently performing well and are on the positive run. FTW is currently on a 3-match win streak while BIG Academy is currently on a 1-match win streak. A comparison of their performance on the maps shows that FTW leads on Inferno, Nuke, Vertigo, and Ancient while BIG Academy leads on Dust2, Mirage, and Overpass. Therefore, we believe this match can go either way and the best prediction would be over 2.5.

The Pick: Over 2.5 maps.

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