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Steel Helmet vs Nemiga Tips & Predictions – IEM Chengdu 2024

08 Apr 2024
Tit Krajnik 08 Apr 2024
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  • Steel Helmet vs Nemiga Counter-Strike betting predictions for Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in the Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 group stage (13:30 CST)
  • Steel Helmet are priced as heavy underdogs
  • Both teams lost their round-one matches
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Steel Helmet vs Nemiga Gaming Predictions

Steel Helmet and Nemiga Gaming will clash on Tuesday, April 9, in the second round of Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 for the first time ever. The winner will advance through the lower bracket, whereas the loser gets eliminated from the tournament.
  • Steel Helmet vs Nemiga Gaming Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Steel Helmet Form
  • Steel Helmet Squad & Team News
  • Nemiga Gaming Form
  • Nemiga Gaming Squad & Team News

Counter-Strike bookmakers have Nemiga Gaming priced as 1.05 favourites to defeat Steel Helmet who enter the match as 8.50 underdogs. This is a very high price to pay and while Nemiga Gaming are much higher rated, this might not justify the odds.

  • Nemiga Gaming are higher rated than Steel Helmet
  • Steel Helmet lost to Astralis 2-13
  • Nemiga Gaming lost against FaZe Clan 8-13

Head to Head

Nemiga Gaming and Steel Helmet have never met before.

Steel Helmet Form

Steel Helmet received an invite for IEM Chengdu 2024 as a replacement for Monte, who couldn't make it to China, which automatically makes them one of the weakest teams attending the tournament. Steel Helmet did attend the Chinese qualifiers, but there they placed third, behind TYLOO and Lynn Vision.

On Monday, the Chinese side kicked off their IEM Chengdu 2024 campaign with a rough 2-13 loss against Astralis when the Danes made it very clear that Steel Helmet are not good enough to compete at this level. That, however, is hardly news.

Steel Helmet have not won a single Counter-Strike tournament this season, nor have they come close to winning one, with two seventh-eighth-place finishes at 5E Arena Asia Cup Spring 2024 and Asian Super League Season 2.

Steel Helmet Squad & Team News

No changes for Steel Helmet.

  • Yu "AE" Yue
  • Liu "captainMo" Ke
  • Song "XiaosaGe" Peng
  • Liu "18yM" Yuchao
  • Wu "DD" Hui

Nemiga Gaming Form

Nemiga Gaming made it to IEM Chengdu 2024 through the European Qualifier, where they faced fairly weak opponents such as Espionage, AMKAL Esports, and BetBoom Team. Winning the qualifiers was also one of Nemiga Gaming's biggest accomplishments of the year, as they've not won a single tournament.

As their current global ranking (42nd) suggests, Nemiga Gaming are a second-tier team and unlikely to make it very far in this tournament. However, they're expected to do well against Steel Helmet, which sounds fair considering how much stronger Europe, as a region, is compared to China.

Nemiga Gaming Squad & Team News

Nemiga Gaming have not announced any changes.

  • Aleksandr "1eeR" Nahornyj
  • Timur "FL4MUS" Maryev
  • Beksultan "khaN" Ospan
  • Maksim "riskyb0b" Churikov
  • Kirill "Xant3r" Kononov


Nemiga Gaming are expected to crush Steel Helmet on Tuesday. And while that might happen, having Steel Helmet priced at 8.50 is a bit disrespectful.

This is still a match between two weak teams, so while we should take into account that Nemiga Gaming hail from a stronger region, it's not like they've accomplished much in any of the regional events. This is Nemiga's game to lose, but at 3.00, Steel Helmet to win a map is the only reasonable bet at the offered odds.

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