Vitality vs Complexity – BLAST Premier Global Final 2020
Team Vitality and Complexity will clash on Wednesday, January 20, during the second round of the BLAST Premier Global Final 2020 Upper Bracket quarter-finals. Here is our free betting preview of the game.
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Vitality’s last tournament was the IEM Global Challenge 2020, where the French squad had to settle for a disappointing fifth-sixth place finish. They lost their opening match against BIG with 1-2 and returned the favour with a 2-0 sweep, however, they were unable to overcome Astralis, who bested them 2-1.
It’s worth noting that Vitality came close to defeating Astralis that day, but had an off day on T-side on Dust2. What’s more, Vitality entered the competition off two tournament wins in IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 Europe and BLAST Premier Fall 2020 Finals, where they have beaten the likes of Natus Vincere, Astralis, Heroic and other top-tier teams.
The IEM Global Challenge 2020 was also the last tournament of the year, so it’s likely that Vitality players did not put too much effort into winning it and were instead focused on the long-awaited month-long holiday.
Complexity also participated at the IEM Global Challenge 2020, where they have played only two games and lost both against Astralis and Vitality. Before that, Complexity attended the DreamHack Masters Winter 2020 Europe where they had a few flashes of greatness with wins against ENCE and FaZe Clan, but ultimately got eliminated after losing against the high-flying Gambit and FURIA.
The last time these sides met was in December 2000 at the IEM Global Challenge 2020, where Vitality secured a commanding victory with 16-3 on Dust2 and 16-9 on Nuke. Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut was the best player on the server with 38 frags and 1.52 HLTV rating, with Richard ‘shox’ Papillon right behind him with 39 frags and 1.48 HLTV rating.
Complexity’s Benjamin ‘blameF’ Bremer found himself on the other end of the spectrum and had a disastrous game. He managed only 16 frags and ended the series with 0.59 HLTV rating. Regardless of his disastrous showing, he is still an excellent player and I can agree with many analysts who billed him as the best flagging IGL in the world.
It’s also worth noting that Complexity entered their most recent meeting with Vitality with a stand-in Otto ‘ottoNd’ Sihvo (from c0ntact) instead of their main AWP player Valentin ‘poizon’ Vasilev.
There are some positives to say about Complexity, but their current roster situation is not optimal, to say the least. Since obo left the team in the middle of 2020, Complexity found themselves in a downright spiral and unable to find any serious traction. To make matters worse, they enter this match without poizon (again), who is getting replaced by JUGi, who is not exactly a good player.
Vitality’s situation, on the other side, is as close to perfect as it can get. They have a solid team build around their star player ZywOo, excellent coaching staff and are seemingly the only team in the world that knows how to properly use their sixth player. Vitality might be a bit ring rusty, but facing Complexity will be more of a practice match rather than a tough fixture. Vitality to win 2-0!
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Prediction: Vitality -1.50 Maps, 1.632 at Pinnacle