BIG vs NAVI Preview and Predictions: IEM Rio 2023

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BIG vs NAVI Preview and Predictions: IEM Rio 2023

The Upper Bracket Final of group A is going to feature an exciting BIG vs NAVI matchup 

It was IEM Rio Major 2022 when these two squads last met around five months ago. BIG has never been able to beat the Ukrainian powerhouse. Thus they will be coming into this game as the underdogs. If you are just as excited as we are and want to learn more about this match before it takes place, here’s our short preview to help with your CSGO betting predictions. 


The Germans have enjoyed a great start at IEM Rio 2023, and they confirmed a spot in the Playoffs with their last win. BIG’s encounter with Heroic ended with an upset in favor of the Germans, as they snatched a 2-1 victory. We saw Krimbo, faveN and k1to from BIG turn up to switch the pace and grab the last two maps. The continuation of such a performance can bring the first win of BIG against NAVI.


Johannes ”tabseN” Wodarz 

  • HLTV Rating: 1.05
  • Impact Rating: 1.21
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.5%
  • Average Damage Round: 84.2
  • Kills Per Round:0.73

Marcel “hyped” Köhn

  • HLTV Rating:1.10
  • Impact Rating: 1.08
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.4%
  • Average Damage Round: 69.4
  • Kills Per Round: 0.71

Josef ”faveN” Baumann

  • HLTV Rating: 1.13
  • Impact Rating: 1.11
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 78.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Karim ”Krimbo” Moussa

  • HLTV Rating: 1.10
  • Impact Rating:1.04
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.9%
  • Average Damage Round:76.2
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Nils ”k1to” Gruhne

  • HLTV Rating: 1.04
  • Impact Rating: 1.05
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 74.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.68

Player To Watch



Coming from a 5-match win streak, the Ukranian squad is looking scary as they often do. NAVI confirmed their spot in the Playoffs by winning their last match against NIP, where the series ended with a quick 2-0. As always, electroNic and s1mple are in good form and are hungry for another 2-0 Bo3 against BIG.


Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev

  • HLTV Rating: 1.24
  • Impact Rating: 1.35
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 74.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 85.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.85

Denis “electroNic” Sharipov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.09
  • Impact Rating: 1.19
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 82.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.74

Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy

  • HLTV Rating: 1.04
  • Impact Rating: 0.87
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 70.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.62

Valerii “b1t” Vakhovskyi

  • HLTV Rating: 1.11
  • Impact Rating: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.4
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Andrii “npl” Kukharskyi

  • HLTV Rating: 1.01
  • Impact Rating: 0.96
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 71.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.64

Player to Watch


BIG vs NAVI Predictions: IEM Rio 2023

NAVI will break down BIG’s defenses with a swift 2-0 victory.

BIG vs NAVI Head to Head Record 

BIG 0 – 5 NAVI

BIG vs NAVI Maps 

  • Mirage
  • Inferno
  • Overpass

BIG vs NAVI Score 

  • Map 1: NAVI to win by +3>
  • Map 2: NAVI to win by +4>

BIG vs NAVI Top Fragger


IEM Rio 2023 NAVI vs BIG Match Links

BIG vs NAVI Match Time

April 19, 2023 – 13:30 ET/12:30 CST/10:30 PT


BIG vs NAVI Preview and Predictions: IEM Rio 2023
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