NIP vs FaZe Clan. IEM Cologne match prediction

As part of the tournament in Cologne, there will be a meeting between NIP and FaZe Clan, for which we will try to provide an accurate prediction.

Our predictions and expert analysis on NIP vs FaZe Clan


NIP currently occupy the eighth line in the world ranking. The team will need to work hard to get into the top 5, as they show a very unstable game in the tier-1 scene. Nevertheless, after the break, the team got some good victories at the BLAST Premier tournament.

Within the framework of the current championship, the “ninjas” defeated Into The Breach (16:5), lost to MOUZ (0:2), and in the final match proved their superiority over Imperial with a score of 2:1. The best map in NIP's portfolio is Mirage, where they have a 92% win rate.

NIP vs FaZe Clan

FaZe Clan

FaZe Clan are among the top three teams in the world, but have not won major events for a long time. The team did not take part in the Play-In stage, but for sure they were well prepared for the event. Let us emphasize that at the last BLAST, “phases” defeated G2 Esports (2:0) and Liquid (2:0).

By the way, they now have at least 50% win rate on five maps at once. Often, the team takes either Mirage or Overpass as their pick, where they have 62% and 75% winrate, respectively.

NIP vs FaZe Clan Facts

  • Total over 2.5 maps - the last two out of three matches between the teams took place on three maps.

NIP vs FaZe Clan prediction

FaZe Clan, of course, are the clear favorites of this confrontation, however, NIP showed themselves pretty well in previous matches. In addition, in face-to-face fights, "ninjas" almost always took one card and rebuffed the "phases". Based on this, we bet on a positive NIP handicap.

Our prediction - NIP win with a handicap (+1.5) on cards for 1.70 in Mostbet bookmaker.

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