Gambit vs. Extra Salt Preview & Prediction- Free 1/19 CS: GO

The rivals will cross paths at the upper bracket (opening round) of the Funspark ULTI 2021 Finals this Wednesday. The event features eight top teams from all over the world and will offer qualifiers for teams from three different regions. The winner of this duel will advance to the upper semi-finals to play either Entropiq or ECSTATIC while the loser will be dropped to the lower bracket.

Gambit Team Stats and Latest Results

Gambit is ranked 2nd in the world ranking and has been among the top 30 teams for 80 weeks. This shows that the team is currently one of the best teams all over the world and has featured in top tournaments. They were awarded $250,000 at the BLAST Premier World Final 2021 after finishing second. At the same time, they finished 3-4th at the PGL Major Stockholm 2021, 5-6th at the IEM Winter 2021, and won the V4 Future Sports Festival 2021. In the last 8 matches, they won 5 and have a win rate of 70.0%.

Map win statistics in the last 3 months shows that the team has been impressive on Ancient (80.0%), Overpass (75.0%), Vertigo (66.7%), and Inferno (62.5%). At the same time, they maintained an average win rate on Dust2 (50.0%) and Mirage (50.0%). Their line-up consists of interz (0.98), sh1ro (1.26), nafany (1.08), Ax1Le (1.20), and HObbit (1.19).

Extra Salt Team Stats and Latest Results

Extra Salt is ranked 28th in the world ranking and has been among the top 30 teams for 11 weeks. The team is famous for its teamwork and determination to perform better in each tournament they are invited to. They won the ESEA Premier Season 39 North America which ended on 17th December, finished 2nd at the Pinnacle Fall Series 3, and 1-2nd at the ESL Pro League Season 15 Conference. The team won all their last 11 games and has attained a win rate of 90.9% over the last 3 months.

Map win statistics in the last 3 months shows that the team has attained an excellent win rate on Dust2 (100.0%), Inferno (85.7%), Vertigo (85.7%), Nuke (83.3%), Ancient (81.8%), and Overpass (80.0%) but failed to impress on Mirage (0.0%). The team has a line-up that includes Grim (0.92), junior (1.28), floppy (1.20), JT (1.11), and FaNg (1.19).

Gambit vs. Extra Salt H2H Record

There is no H2H record between the opponents and this will be their first meeting.

Gambit vs. Extra Salt Betting Preview

Even though Extra Salt has won their last 11 matches and has a better win rate than the opponent, it is worth noting that there are new participants in the team. These players will still need to be integrated into team interaction. Gambit has used 1 line-up for the last 15 months and is the second-best team in the world ranking. Therefore, we are predicting a win for Gambit but Extra Salt will snatch 1 map.

The Pick: Gambit to win/ Over 2.5 maps.

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