Esports Match of the Day: North vs BIG – CS:GO

Since their last encounter in november 2019 (2-1 North), a lot has happened to the world. It’s a new season, and we will find out how the two teams did in preparation for this encounter. The odds are in favour BIG this time around.

Since their last encounter in november 2019 (2-1 North), a lot has happened to the world. It’s a new season, and we will find out how the two teams did in preparation for this encounter. The odds are in favour BIG this time around. What gives bookmakers the urge to estimate BIG better than North at the ESL Pro League Europe season 11 match? Let’s find out!

There is some healthy rivalry between these teams from neighbouring countries. Let’s go over their statistics real quick:

  • Victories in the last six matches: North – 2 / BIG – 4
  • A number of victories in the last 10 matches: North – 5 / BIG – 5
  • Before the match, the teams played 11 times
  • North won 8 times in personal matches at tournaments and the team BIG prevailed 3 times, respectively
  • The big reason however for BIG being a favourite at the bookmakers is that they won their previous five matches. Including their match against Fnatic, who beat North just four days later. Both games weren’t clean sheets though, with 2-1 wins. Which leaves a margin in how definitive these figures are.

    When compared to november, the team sheets have changed a bit. This was North in november (and now):

    1. Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjaerbye (stayed)
    2. Rene ‘cajunb’ Borg (stayed)
    3. Jacob ‘jUGi’ Hansen (now MSL)
    4. Niclas ‘Gade’ Gade (stayed)
    5. Philip ‘Aizy’ Aistrup (stayed)

    Now let’s take a look at the development of BIG:

    1. Johannes ‘tabseN’ Wodarz (stayed)
    2. Ismailcan ‘Xantares’ Dörtkades (stayed)
    3. Tizian ‘tiziaN’ Feldbusch (stayed)
    4. Johannes ‘Nex’ Maget (now Syrson)
    5. Owern ‘Smooya’ Butterfield (now k1to)

    We think the addition of fresh ‘blood’ has taken BIG to the next level and it really shows thus far this season. North has more routine as a team; will it be enough to challenge the ‘new’ BIG? This is going to be an exciting match with no real clear favourite; perfect for a night full tension and great betting fun!

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