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Eternal Fire vs Natus Vincere Tips & Predictions – PGL Major Copenhagen 2024

28 Mar 2024
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Tit Krajnik 28 Mar 2024
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  • Eternal Fire vs Natus Vincere Counter-Strike betting picks for Friday, March 29, 2024, in the first round of PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 playoffs (17:00 CET)
  • Natus Vincere are slight favourites
  • Eternal Fire have already exceeded expectations
Fans of team Natus Vincere
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Eternal Fire vs Natus Vincere Predictions


Eternal Fire and Natus Vincere will clash on Friday, March 29, in the first round of PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 playoffs. It'll mark their second meeting of the season, and according to esports betting odds, it should be a close game.
  • Eternal Fire vs Natus Vincere Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Eternal Fire Form
  • Eternal Fire Squad & Team News
  • Natus Vincere Form
  • Natus Vincere Squad & Team News

Counter-Strike bookmakers have Natus Vincere priced as 1.80 favourites to defeat Eternal Fire, who are priced as 1.90 underdogs. The teams are priced fairly close, which sounds fair, considering they've both looked good, but there can only be one winner on Friday.

  • Eternal Fire finished the Elimination Stage with a 3-1 record
  • Natus Vincere reached the playoffs with a 3-2 record
  • Eternal Fire are performing better than expected

Head to Head


Natus Vincere and Eternal Fire last met during Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024, when Natus Vincere won.

  • Natus Vincere 2-1 Eternal Fire – February 5, 2024

Eternal Fire Form


Eternal Fire are a surprise appearance in the PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 playoffs. Even though they earned their spot at the Major, no one expected EF to make it far, yet they fought their way through the Opening Stage with a 3-1 record and emulated that run in the Elimination Stage, beating Team Vitality, FaZe Clan, and Virtus.pro.

Eternal Fire's Cinderella Run might end here, but according to the esports betting odds, they have a chance to keep it going. At 1.90, EF are only slight underdogs against Natus Vincere, who realistically, haven't shown much more than the Turkish squad this tournament, granted they have looked much better in earlier tournaments.

Eternal Fire have not won a Counter-Strike tournament on CS2 yet, with their most notable finishes being two silver medals from PARI, Please and ESL Challenger at DreamHack Winter 2023. So far in 2024, EF's only tournament run at IEM Katowice 2024 ended in a ninth-12th-place finish.

Eternal Fire Squad & Team News


Eternal Fire have not announced any changes.

  • İsmailсan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş
  • Buğra "Calyx" Arkın
  • Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli
  • Ali "Wicadia" Haydar Yalçın
  • Özgür "woxic" Eker

Natus Vincere Form


Natus Vincere have had a very up-and-down journey over the last few months. They won their first CS tournament since BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023: European RMR A in January when NaVi made it through BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2024. Since then, they've placed top eight at IEM Katowice.

Although a talented team, Natus Vincere weren't considered one of the top contenders to win the Major, and they're still hardly that after a rocky road through the Elimination Stage, in which NaVi finished with a 3-2 record.

They beat The MongolZ, paiN Gaming, and the struggling G2 Esports, but weren't nearly as successful against Team Spirit and Cloud9, although they took maps from both sides, suggesting that NaVi have more gas left in the tank.

Natus Vincere Squad & Team News


No changes for Natus Vincere.

  • Valerij "b1t" Vakhovsjkyj
  • Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen
  • Justinas "jL" Lekavicius
  • Ivan "iM" Mihai
  • Ihor "w0nderful" Zhdanov

Verdict

Due to Eternal Fire's recent resurgence, it's fair to imagine they can defeat Natus Vincere, especially after seeing NaVi scrape their way through the Elimination Stage. However, NaVi have performed well so far this tournament and are a bit underrated.

This has to do with the fact that there's a lot to hype surrounding Eternal Fire. Even though the Turkish squad have the tools to put up a fight, but this is ultimately Natus Vincere's game to lose.

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