Gambit vs. SKADE, Preview & Prediction - Free 11/25 CS:GO
Gambit is a firm favorite in this Best of 3 encounter when they take on SKADE in the semi-finals of the Nine to Five 6 on Wednesday. The winner will get an opportunity to fight for the title and prize of $35,000, while the losing team will end empty-handed. The winning side will meet the better side from a clash between forZe and Nemiga.
Gambit Team Stats and Latest Results
Gambit won 5th place at the IEM New York 2020 CIS and earned $3,000 with 1875 RMR Points for their efforts, while they won the trophy and $25,000 at the LOOT.BET Season 8 with a win over Virtus.pro. They secured a ticket for the DreamHack Open November 2020 with a victory over Espada at the DreamHack Open November 2020 Europe Qualifier, while they also beat Espada in the previous round of this tournament. Gambit won 15 of the previous 16 matches.
When it comes to the maps in the last three months, Gambit displayed dominant performances on Overpass (90.9% win rate), Vertigo (87.5%), and Inferno (80.0%), while their “weakest” displays came on Mirage (58.3%). Gambit assembled its squad in October 2020 and appeared on 54 maps with a record of 42 wins and 12 losses. The lineup consists of Hobbit (1.16 rating), interz (0.98), Ax1Le (1.22), sh1ro (1.27), and nafany (1.07).
SKADE Team Stats and Latest Results
SKADE won first place and title at the OGA Counter PIT by AMD and Sapphire Season 8 with a Grand Final win over Nexus, despite trailing 1-0. Following an opening loss at the Nine to Five 6 to PACT, they connected five victories over Project X, SJ, Galaxy Racer, ALTERNATE aTTaX, and Wisla Krakow. SKADE won 16 of the last18 games.
In the previous three months, SKADE was decent on Train (76.5%), Overpass (66.7%), and Dust2 (62.55), while they were below average only on Nuke (33.3%). Since Augusts this year, SKADE is playing with the current lineup that appeared on 114 maps and recorded 66 wins and 48 losses. The team members are SPELLAN (1.02), dennyslaw (1.17), Duplicate (0.98), Rainwaker (1.18), and Oxygen (1.00).
Gambit vs. SKADE H2H Record
These rivals have met on four occasions before, and SKADE leads the all-time series 3-1, but Gambit won the most recent encounter at the Eden Arena Malta Vibes Cup 1 in July this year.
Gambit vs. SKADE Betting Preview
I am favoring Gambit to win this game, but I am pretty sure they will not have an easy job and that SKADE is more than capable of getting a map here. The Bulgarian team is in excellent form and even a win in this game wouldn’t be shocking, at least for me. That’s why I am going to back them to cover a +1.5 spread, which, in my opinion, has more value than betting on Gambit to win at low odds.
The Pick: SKADE +1.5 (-125 @GG.BET)