Quarterfinals have filtered out the best teams for the next stage. Faze has made it to the semifinals, but would it maintain a form against Heroic?
After the thrilling quarterfinals games, it is now time for the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams to battle it out in the semifinals of IEM Katowice. After beating Gambit in a one-sided game, FaZe Clan is now going up against Heroic to secure a berth in the grand finals. Both teams are full of potential, but only one can advance further. Our betting analysis will help figure out the smarter pick for betting predictions.
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Heroic IEM Katowice betting analysis
Heroic has been the favorite in most games as the Danes had a near-perfect showing on the group stage. The team has been running the same roster that’d stand firm against FaZe’s minted lineup. With Martin “stavn” Lund on the fore, the team’s firepower looks deadly with the support of the likes of René “TeSeS” Madsen and Casper “cadiaN” Møller.
While stavn is generally the team’s top gun, all eyes will be on Rasmus “sjuush” Beck to be the savior of the Danes. In the last game against Vitality, the young gun had 39 kills, leading the team to victory. Stavn contributed tons to the scoreboard, but Heroic had TeSes and sjuush as its primary shooters. This abundance of firepower indeed makes Heroic a strong contender.
FaZe Clan IEM Katowice betting analysis
FaZe hasn’t enjoyed a thrilling 2022 so far, but they’ve surely put themselves back on the map after thrashing the likes of BIG, Vitality, and Liquid. The Finn “karrigan” Andersen led squad has only lost against Na’Vi so far, proving that this game would be no picnic for Heroic. The FaZe Clan enters with a stacked lineup, adding some spice to this upcoming match-up.
The latest addition of Robin “ropz” Kool highlights the FaZe roster for IEM Katowice 2022. The star rifler has proven his mettle by maintaining a positive KD ratio in the last two games won. With the support of headshot machine Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken, FaZe’s lineup looks clean. Håvard “rain” Nygaard will remain on the sidelines, but Justin “jks” Savage is no lesser threat. The skilled gunner has posted 36 kills across two maps against Gambit.
FaZe Clan vs Heroic IEM Katowice betting pick
FaZe Clan and Heroic’s map picks contrast a lot. While FaZe is relatively comfortable on Dust 2, Heroic would avoid it. Nuke is the home turf for Karrigan and co, a location that isn’t precisely Heroic’s forte. So map picks should be interesting, but both teams enter with plenty of ammunition to warrant an entertaining game. While FaZe Clan looks almost unbeatable, it’s worth noting that all games FaZe won were pretty close to a loss. The team had to claw its way back up, so it’d be an exciting game to watch considering Heroic’s form.
The roster disparity is also worth noticing. While Heroic’s roster has had plenty of time to run strats, FaZe enters with ropz and jks, two players that are still relatively new. Both teams have had a great showing so far, so the match should be a close one with momentum tipping a bit towards Heroic. FaZe has the potential to spice up the game, but oddsmakers favor Heroic for a slight roster edge.
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