Interesting match-ups continue on the opening day of BLAST Premier: World Finals. The event gives fans a chance to see another Gambit vs Heroic rematch on the stage at the upper bracket. The winner of the match will advance to the semifinals of the upper bracket, while the loser will have to climb up from the lower end. Here is an update on the teams' form and predictions regarding the result.

Gambit is one of the strongest teams at BLAST, currently ranked 4th in the global rating, and they are here in World Finals because of their outstanding results shown in Spring Final 2021. As champions of that tournament, they took home $225,000 and the spot at the World Finals. Since then Gambit also finished in the top-4 of the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 and played a way less successful IEM Winter (5-6th). Gambit's favorite map is Ancient, while Dust2 is where they feel inconsistent. The lineup is here:

  • Hobbit;
  • interz;
  • Ax1le;
  • Sh1ro;
  • nafany (IGL).

Heroic, on the other hand, is now at the 5th spot, according to global rankings. They performed well at ESL Pro League Season 13 and shared the top-4 with Gambit at the Major.

When it comes to maps, Dust2 is associated with team's success, with a winrate of 100% in the past 3 months, but their team coordination on Vertigo is quite poor — 25% winrate in the last same time. Heroic's roster includes these players:

  • cadiaN (IGL);
  • refrezh;
  • TeSeS;
  • sjuush;
  • b0RUP (stand-in for stavN).

Betting Tips for Gambit vs Heroic:

  • Winner: Gambit — 1.36.
  • Winner: Heroic — 3.04.
  • Map total: >2.5 — 2.02.

Gambit have lost only 2 of their last 5 matches, while Heroic had only 1 win in the same count of games. The match starts on December 14, 18:30 UTC.