The IEM Katowice grand finals is a well-deserved showdown between FaZe Clan and G2 Esports, and our betting picks are here to say which team will take the trophy.
Almost two weeks of top-tier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive action comes down to this. G2 Esports’ remixed roster barreled past nearly all challengers on its path to the grand finals. FaZe Clan overcame multiple roster troubles and the most difficult path of any team to earn a spot on the biggest stage of all. IEM Katowice has already brought a ton of amazing CSGO betting and fantasy opportunities, but the grand finals matches between G2 and FaZe is the most exciting of them all. Our betting analysis and picks call which team is most likely to take home the $400,000 IEM Katowice grand prize.
The best-of-five IEM Katowice grand finals start on February 27 at 10 a.m. CST. CSGO fans interested in pick ‘ems and fantasy should check out PrizePicks.
G2 Esports IEM Katowice grand finals betting analysis
After a gut check from Fnatic, G2 Esports came back swinging for IEM Katowice. Astralis, Virtus.pro, and Natus Vincere gave G2 the toughest path to the grand finals of any team, but the FaZe roster came out on top every single time. Star riflers Nemanja “huNter-” Kovač and Nikola “NiKo” Kovač are owning with a combined 176.5 damage and 1.62 kills per round. If the tournament stopped right now, NiKo would be a shoe-in for the MVP award.
Rising star Ilya “m0NESY” Osipov is having the LAN debut of his life at IEM Katowice. Aggression and consistency is a rare combination, but the 16-year-old has it for G2. He’s been a reliable performer for every single PrizePick draft at IEM Katowice, which will likely continue for the grand finals. While m0NESY can carry, he usually doesn’t need to thanks to the brothers from Bosnia. m0NESY, NiKo, and huNter- are all great choices in your CSGO fantasy draft.
FaZe Clan IEM Katowice grand finals betting analysis
FaZe Clan’s performance in the play-in stage did not inspire confidence, but the team has ramped up with every IEM Katowice match into a solid grand finals contender. The latest match against Heroic proved the team’s dominance. Helvijs “broky” Saukants went 46-17 against Heroic in an unexpectedly dominant 2-0 series. The star AWPer is one of the players to watch in the IEM Katowice grand finals.
broky isn’t the only FaZe player worth snatching up at PrizePick. Recent addition Robin “ropz” Kool recovered well from his earlier health issues with .73 kills and 73.7 damager per round. Even captain Finn “karrigan” Andersen is showing up big with 38 kills against Heroic. karrigan also confirmed that Håvard “rain” Nygaard should be available for the final match. Being at full strength gives FaZe Clan a better chance in our IEM Katowice grand finals betting analysis.
G2 Esports vs FaZe Clan IEM Katowice betting pick
For matchup history, G2 Esports carries a very significant advantage over FaZe Clan. In five matches over the last 12 months, G2 has won every single showdown between the two squads. FaZe has only taken three maps off G2 in that time, which is the same number of games FaZe will need to win the best-of-five grand finals. That endurance test also reduces the importance of maps. FaZe will ban Vertigo and G2 will ban Overpass. Expect Dust 2 and Ancient as the first picks with Nuke as the final decider.
Both teams are strong, but G2’s historic dominance over FaZe Clan and successful roster change makes it the smarter betting pick. G2 absolutely demolishing Natus Vincere makes a championship even more likely.
The exact score is hard to call, but 3-1 is a fair guess. Most previous G2 vs. Faze matches have ended 2-1 for G2, so FaZe Clan should take at least one map and possibly another depending on the pick order. There’s no shame in playing it safe with a simple match bet. For those more interested in IEM Katowice grand finals fantasy, PrizePick is the perfect site to call player stats and earn real cash prizes.