NAVI vs Giants Gaming Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 EMEA Playoffs

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NAVI vs Giants Gaming Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 EMEA Playoffs

The loser of NAVI vs Giants Gaming will go home, while the winner proceeds to lower round 2


NAVI and Giants Gaming have a tied head-to-head record of 1-1. They are now facing each other in a crucial match with elimination on the line and a chance to secure a spot for the Masters Tokyo tournament. The stakes are high, and both teams must avoid even the slightest mistakes to come out on top. Here is all you need to know about the matchup.

NAVI

NAVI suffered a devastating loss in the upper semi-finals against Team Liquid. Despite being in a commanding position with a five-round lead on the first map, they couldn't secure the victory. The second map followed a similar pattern, with NAVI starting strong but ultimately succumbing to Team Liquid's outstanding gameplay, resulting in a 13-10 defeat.

Players

Andrey “Shao” Kiprsky

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.11
  • ACS: 215.1
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.18
  • Headshot Percentage: 30%
  • Average Damage per Round: 141.2

Kirill “ANGE1” Karasiow

  • Role: IGL
  • VLR Rating: 0.90
  • ACS: 185.9
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 0.87
  • Headshot Percentage: 30%
  • Average Damage per Round: 120.1

Mehmet Yağız “cNed” İpek

  • Role: Duelist
  • VLR Rating: 1.15
  • ACS: 250.5
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.29
  • Headshot Percentage: 25%
  • Average Damage per Round: 153.1

Dmitry “SUYGETSU” Ilyushin

  • Role: Sentinel
  • VLR Rating: 1.15
  • ACS: 210.1
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.2
  • Headshot Percentage: 31%
  • Average Damage per Round: 140.9

Pontus “Zyppan” Eek

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 1.14
  • ACS: 215.1
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.13
  • Headshot Percentage: 34%
  • Average Damage per Round: 138.3
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Player to Watch

SUYGETSU

NAVI vs Giants Gaming

Giants Gaming

Giants Gaming arguably had the worst performance out of the six teams in the playoffs. Their first playoff match against FUT Esports ended in a crushing 2-0 defeat, with FUT Esports dominating the series. Now, Giants Gaming face the tournament favorites, NAVI, in a must-win situation where their tournament survival is at stake. Fit1nho must pull himself together for Giants Gaming to have a shot at finishing top 4.

Players

Žygimantas “nukkye” Chmieliauskas

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.11
  • ACS: 215.0
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.1
  • Headshot Percentage: 22%
  • Average Damage per Round: 140

Emir “rhyme” Muminovic

  • Role: Controller
  • VLR Rating: 0.89
  • ACS: 165.1
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 0.8
  • Headshot Percentage: 32%
  • Average Damage per Round: 106.1

Adolfo “Fit1nho” Gallego

  • Role: Duelist
  • VLR Rating: 1.01
  • ACS: 206.5
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.1
  • Headshot Percentage: 28%
  • Average Damage per Round: 132.7

Aaro “hoody” Peltokangas

  • Role: Controller
  • VLR Rating: 1.04
  • ACS: 200.9
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.01
  • Headshot Percentage: 26%
  • Average Damage per Round: 137.1

Kirill “Cloud” Nehozhin

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 1.15
  • ACS: 225.8
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.17
  • Headshot Percentage: 30%
  • Average Damage per Round: 146.8

Player to Watch

hoody

VCT 2023 EMEA League – NAVI vs Giants Gaming Predictions

Unlike the regular season matchup between the teams, this will be smooth a 2-0 victory by NAVI

NAVI vs Giants Gaming – Head-to-Head Record

NAVI 1 – 1 Giants Gaming

NAVI vs Giants Gaming – Maps

  • Map 1: Ascent
  • Map 2: Lotus
  • Map 3: Split
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NAVI vs Giants Gaming – Score

  • Map 1: NAVI  to win with Giants < 10
  • Map 2: NAVI  to win with Giants < 10

NAVI vs Giants Gaming – Top Fragger

cNed

VCT 2023 EMEA League – NAVI vs Giants Gaming Match Links

NAVI vs Giants Gaming – Match Time

May 25, 2023 – 11:00 PT // 14:00 ET // 20:00 CEST

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