NAVI vs Liquid Preview and Predictions: BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Legends Stage

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NAVI vs Liquid Preview and Predictions: BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Legends Stage

NAVI vs Liquid will be one of the Paris Major 2023 Legends Stage Round 2 (1-0 pool) matchups 


Natus Vincere will take on a resurgent Team Liquid in their next Paris Major Legends Stage challenge. The two title hopefuls will lock horns for the fifteenth time across all competitions, with the Ukrainian side leading the head-to-head count by 9-5. On top of that, NAVI are ranked third, that means they are four steps above Team Liquid in ranking. NAVI, therefore, should be the sensible CSGO betting pick, but an in-form Liquid might prove to be an indomitable force for Denis “electroNic” Sharipov and his troops. 

 

NAVI

A strong Paris Major Europe RMR campaign sandwiched between two top-four finishes at ESL Pro League and IEM Rio; NAVI landed on France in great form. The title aspirers dispatched GamerLegion 16-10 in their Paris Major opener. There were some nervy moments, however, that could have cost NAVI the game. A crucial clutch from Ilya “⁠Perfecto⁠” Zalutskiy helped the Ukrainians reach the finishing line with a six points lead. 

Players

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: 73.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 70.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.62
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Valerii “b1t” Vakhovskyi

  • HLTV Rating: 1.11
  • Impact Rating: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.3
  • Kills Per Round: 0.69

Andrii “npl” Kukharskyi

  • HLTV Rating: 1.01
  • Impact Rating: 0.96
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 70.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.63

Player To Watch

s1mple

Liquid

Liquid have been on a redemption run at the Paris Major following defeats against FORZE and Apeks. They needed to win each of their next three games to make it out of the Challengers Stage and they did just that. They now have more breathing space now that they are playing in the Legends Stage, but they refuse to take their foot off the gas pedal. Liquid made light work of 9INE in a 16-9 overpass victory to set up a meeting with familiar foes NAVI. 

Players 

Nick “nitr0” Cannella 

  • HLTV Rating: 0.98
  • Impact Rating: 0.98
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 70.4
  • Kills Per Round: 0.66

Joshua “oSee” Ohm

  • HLTV Rating: 1.14
  • Impact Rating: 1.12
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.9%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.4
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Keith “NAF” Markovic

  • HLTV Rating: 1.09
  • Impact Rating: 1.08
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.5%
  • Average Damage Round: 81.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.72

Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski 

  • HLTV Rating: 1.08
  • Impact Rating: 1.23
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 83.2
  • Kills Per Round: 0.75

Mareks “YEKINDAR” Gaļinskis

  • HLTV Rating: 1.14
  • Impact Rating: 1.29
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 68.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 82.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.74
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Player to Watch

YEKINDAR

NAVI vs Liquid Predictions: BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Legends Stage

We expect Liquid to continue their winning run and beat NAVI. 

NAVI vs Liquid Head to Head Record 

NAVI 9-5 Liquid 

NAVI vs Liquid Maps 

  • Inferno 

NAVI vs Liquid Score 

  • Liquid to win by +4<

NAVI vs Liquid Top Fragger

YEKINDAR

 

BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Legends Stage Liquid vs NAVI Match Links

NAVI vs Liquid Match Time

May 13, 2023 – 12:30 ET/11:30 CST/09:30 PT