ITB vs NIP Preview and Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023

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ITB vs NIP Preview and Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023

The second ITB vs NIP encounter of 2023 is going to take place in the opening matches of IEM Cologne 2023

Thanks to their Fall Groups performance, Ninjas in Pyjamas are arriving with a confident look. Into The Breach, on the other hand, have had some of their most disappointing losses recently after the roster change. As a result, the Ninjas are clearly the favorites, but can ITB bring an upset to start their IEM Cologne journey? If you’re into CSGO betting, let’s predict the winner of this Bo1 by their recent performance. 

Into The Breach

Into The Breach have not played many games with their latest two additions – NEOFRAG and Bymas. The ones they played ended in disappointing results, especially the 10-16 loss against MB, which is at #124 in the world ranking. These facts are not striking hope as the Europeans are approaching this encounter against Ninjas in Pyjamas.

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Karol “rallen” Rodowicz

  • HLTV Rating: 1.05
  • Impact Rating: 1.12
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.5%
  • Average Damage Round: 82.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.72

Joey “CRUC1AL” Steusel

  • HLTV Rating: 1.07
  • Impact Rating:1.14
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.3
  • Kills Per Round:0.72

Thomas “Thomas” Utting

  • HLTV Rating: 1.11
  • Impact Rating:1.09
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.8
  • Kills Per Round:0.71

Adam “NEOFRAG” Zouhar

  • HLTV Rating: 1.14
  • Impact Rating: 1.20
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 83.5
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Aurimas “Bymas” Pipiras

  • HLTV Rating: 1.03
  • Impact Rating: 0.92
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 70.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.64

Most Kills

Map 1: Bymas

Most Assists

Map 1: rallen

Most Deaths

Map 1: Thomas

ITB vs NIP Preview and Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023


After defeating Vitality at the Fall Groups, Ninjas in Pyjamas have enjoyed a decent tournament after months of uneventful journeys. However, they have more to achieve to make 2023 a notable year. Although they are the favorites of this match, Into the Breach can bring upsets, given their past achievements. 


Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke

  • HLTV Rating: 1.08
  • Impact Rating: 1.19
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.5
  • Kills Per Round: 0.75

Hampus “hampus” Poser

  • HLTV Rating: 1.01
  • Impact Rating: 1.14
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 67.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 79.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Fredrik “REZ” Sterner

  • HLTV Rating: 1.03
  • Impact Rating: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 77.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Danyyl “headtr1ck” Valitov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.14
  • Impact Rating: 1.06
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.5
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73
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Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin

  • HLTV Rating: 1.11
  • Impact Rating: 1.17
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.4%
  • Average Damage Round: 78.9
  • Kills Per Round: 0.72

Most Kills

Map 1: headtr1ck

Most Assists

Map 1: REZ

Most Deaths

Map 1: k0nfig

Into The Breach vs NIP Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023

Ninjas in Pyjamas are likely to continue their winning pace in this Bo1 against Into The Breach.

Into The Breach vs NIP Head to Head Record 

Into The Breach 2 – 1 NIP

Into The Breach vs NIP Maps 

  • Ancient

NIP vs Into The Breach Score 

  • Map 1: Ninjas in Pyjamas to win by +3

NIP vs Into The Breach First Blood 

Map 1: headtr1ck

Into The Breach vs NIP Most First Kills

Map 1: REZ

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs ITB Top Fragger


Into The Breach vs Ninjas in Pyjamas Most Clutches


Ninjas in Pyjamas vs Into The Breach Most Utility Damage


Into The Breach vs NIP Most Plants


Into The Breach vs NIP Most Defuses


IEM Cologne 2023: Into The Breach vs NIP Match Links

Into The Breach vs NIP Match Time

July 26, 2023 – 08:30 ET/07:30 CST/05:30 PT