Spirit vs. Virtus.pro, Preview & Prediction - Free 11/24 CS:GO

We have one of the most interesting games of the opening round of the playoffs at the BLAST Premier Fall 2020 Showdown when Spirit and Virtus.pro meet on Tuesday. Virtus.pro is a slight favorite in this Best of 3 encounter, and if they win, they will go on to face a better team from a clash between FURIA and Isurus.

Spirit Team Stats and Latest Results

Spirit played well at the IEM New York 2020 CIS but couldn’t reach the Grand final as they lost to Nemiga in the semis and had to settle with $4,000 and 2188 RMR Points. They qualified for the IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 Europe thanks to wins over FATE, North, and Sprout, but after losing two of three games at the main event, they finished in 9th position and with $2,500. Spirit won nine of the previous 12 matches.

In the last three months, Spirit displayed fine performances on Train (80.0% win rate), Mirage (70.0%), and Overpass (70.0%), while they were below average on Nuke (42.9%). Spirit assembled its current squad in August 2020 and appeared on 64 maps with a record of 39 wins and 25 losses. The lineup is made of chopper (1.03 rating), mir (1.25), sdy (1.06), iDISBALANCE (1.09), and magixx (1.09).

Virtus.pro Team Stats and Latest Results

Virtus.pro won a title at the aforementioned IEM New York 2020 CIS with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Nemiga and was awarded $20,000 with 2500 RMR Points. They beat Cloud9 and Gen.G in the opening two rounds of the Flashpoint 2 before losing to OG, but that defeat didn’t affect their place in the playoffs, where they will take on MAD Lions. Virtus.pro won 24 of the last 27 games.

When it comes to the maps in the previous three months, Virtus.pro was dominant on Train (85.7%) and Mirage (80.0%), while their “weakest” displays came on Overpass (71.4%). Virtus.pro is playing with the current lineup since September this year and appeared on 71 maps with a record of 54 wins and 17 losses. The team members are SANJI (1.01), buster (1.13), qikert (1.12), Jame (1.22), and YEKINDAR (1.23).

Spirit vs. Virtus.pro H2H Record

These rivals have met on seven occasions, and Spirit leading the all-time series 5-2. Spirit won the latest H2H duel at the WePlay! Clutch Island in late June this year.

Spirit vs. Virtus.pro Betting Preview

I am not sure about Virtus.pro’s motivation at this tournament as I believe they are focused on the Flashpoint 2, but with nearly a week until their net match there, they will switch focus to Tuesday’s encounter with Spirit. Even though Spirit has a better H2H record and is also playing well lately, Virtus.pro is one of the hottest CS:GO teams at the moment with a big upside, and I am backing them to get a win here.

The Pick: Virtus.pro to win (-128 @BUFF.BET)

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