Two iconic teams will face each other in the ESC Season 6 Europe league. Astralis is on a terror as of late. They are dominating everyone, and there is no one able to stop them. On the other hand, FaZe Clan is on a verge of breaking. There are a lot of rumors about Karrigan leaving the roster, which is probably true, but the organization is not able to find an adequate replacement.
So far this year, Astralis played 6 matches in this league, and they won all 6 of them. They have beaten G2, North, and NiP, each of those teams twice. They are playing on an incredible level at the moment and there is simply no stopping them once they get going. Their utility usage was always a problem for aggressive teams, and FaZe Clan is definitely one of these teams.
As I mentioned above, FaZe Clan is in a slump at the moment. They switched Karrigan from in-game leader to rifler, and for now, Niko is FaZe’s in-game leader. Niko is capable of calling, as he had to do it while he was a part of Mousesports. Furthermore, some of their players are not on a level they were a couple of months ago, mostly Rain. He was always known as the anchor of the team, a guy who is able to lock down one bomb site and get multi-kills. However, he is nowhere near his form from last year. Rest of the team is pretty much intact, Niko, Olofmeister, and Guaridan will always produce frags.
These two faced each other for a stunning number of 52 times. Danish roster has a better win ratio versus FaZe Clan, as they have won a total of 27 games versus super team. There were also 6 draws in their matchups and only 19 wins for FaZe Clan. There are some maps which suit Astralis more than FaZe Clan, mostly Nuke and Inferno. Astralis have not lost Nuke for over 20 games so far, they are stomping everyone on CT side of the map. Furthermore, they are able to use grenades to their full potential, especially on Inferno, where their opponents will feel like they have no control of the map, as they would be slowly torn apart by Danes. Furthermore, FaZe Clan lost 8 maps in a row versus Astralis, but that is to be expected, as one team is on the rise, while the FaZe is sinking deeper.
Astralis has a much better map pool than FaZe Clan. I simply can not see FaZe win any of the maps versus Astralis in this form. Furthermore, Astralis will be fired up for this game, as there is always that rivalry between those two teams because they were always the main favorites to lift trophies. In my books, I do not think FaZe Clan is able to compete versus Danish roster, and I think that both of the maps will go to the side of Astralis.
Map 1 winner – Astralis – 1.37 @ betit
Map 2 winner – Astralis – 1.37 @ betit