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G2 Esports vs FaZe Clan Tips & Odds – IEM Katowice 2024

08 Feb 2024
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  • G2 Esports vs FaZe Clan Counter-Strike betting predictions for Friday, February 9, 2024, at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024 (16:15 CET)
  • G2 Esports are expected to struggle
  • FaZe and G2 have yet to meet this year
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G2 Esports vs FaZe Clan Predictions


G2 Esports and FaZe Clan will meet on Friday, February 9, in the second quarterfinal match of Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024. It'll mark their first meeting of 2024, and according to the esports betting odds, FaZe Clan should win.
  • G2 Esports vs FaZe Clan Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • G2 Esports Form
  • G2 Esports Squad & Team News
  • FaZe Clan Form
  • FaZe Clan Squad & Team News

Esports bookmakers have FaZe Clan priced as 1.57 favourites to defeat G2 Esports, who enter the match as 2.25 underdogs. FaZe beat G2 Esports the last time the two teams met, but comparing their form, G2 and FaZe look fairly equal.

  • Both teams lost one series in the IEM Katowice 2024 group stage
  • G2 Esports had a rough start, but recently found traction
  • Two of the world's best Counter-Strike teams

Head to Head


G2 Esports and FaZe Clan last met during BLAST Premier: World Final 2023 in December, when FaZe Clan won 2-1.

  • FaZe Clan 2-1 G2 Esports – December 14, 2023

G2 Esports Form


G2 Esports entered IEM Katowice 2024 as one of the main candidates to win the tournament. However, in the first week of action, they hardly looked like it.

G2 Esports started their campaign with a close 2-1 victory against Heroic but then got knocked down to the lower bracket by ENCE, who swept G2 2-0 in the upper bracket semifinals of Group B. Since then, G2 Esports looked much better and defeated Monte and Heroic to secure a ticket for the playoffs.

Much of the team's initial struggles were due to poor form of Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač and Nikola "NiKo" Kovač. However, in G2's recent two outings, the duo averaged positive performance metrics and seem like they've found the traction needed to help their team succeed.

G2 Esports Squad & Team News


No changes for G2 Esports.

  • Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač
  • Nikola "NiKo" Kovač
  • Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov
  • Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen
  • Nemanja "nexa" Isaković

FaZe Clan Form


FaZe Clan have looked incredible since the transition to Counter-Strike 2. Since October, FaZe Clan have placed top-two in six straight tournaments, including IEM Sydney, Thunderpick World Championship, CS Asia Championship, BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023, and BLAST Premier: World Final 2023.

In January, FaZe also won BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2024, proving that they're still one of the best Counter-Strike teams in the world.

Despite their excellent form, FaZe Clan stumbled in the IEM Katowice 2024 group stage, where they produced a convincing win against Rebels Gaming, only to look a bit worse against Eternal Fire (2-1) and lose against Team Spirit.

Considering how good Team Spirit are, that loss isn't too concerning, but FaZe didn't impress with their performance against Eternal Fire either. 

FaZe Clan Squad & Team News


FaZe Clan have not announced any changes.

  • Håvard "rain" Nygaard
  • Helvijs "broky" Saukants
  • Finn "karrigan" Andersen
  • Robin "ropz" Kool
  • David "frozen" Čerňanský

Verdict

G2 Esports and FaZe Clan are two of the world's best Counter-Strike teams, promising an exciting spectacle on Friday when they meet in the quarterfinals of IEM Katowice 2024. However, there can only be one winner, and according to the esports betting odds, that should be FaZe.

While it's fair to consider FaZe as a slightly better team due to their strong showings over the last four months, they've hardly looked much better than G2 so far in this tournament. This should be a highly competitive game, which can easily extend to the third map.

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