ESL Season 15 is finally here and today we have a true CS:GO classic with Fnatic against Ninjas in Pyjamas derby coming our way. We have covered starting lineups along with the winning odds.
NIP look confident lately despite still missing their star AWPer Nikolai "Device" Reedtz. Love "phzy" Smidebrant from the Next in Pyjamas (ex-Young Ninjas) turned out to be less flashy but consistent alternative nontheless, and now the roster surely had enough time together in practice to record a win against Fnatic.
Fnatic come to this match with an updated roster. Their two main sourced of firepower Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson and Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin will not be able to help the team. Brolin has been removed from the starting line-up due to transfer negotiations going on around him, and KRIMZ just tested positive for COVID. Instead, Poizon and Banjo are set stand in, so here is the whole team.
NIP vs Fnatic winning odds
NIP surely are the favorites. Analysts think that it will be harder for Fnatic to stand out in more than one map in best-of-3 series, so this match should not be a huge obstacle for NIP to earn their first points in the league. Winning odds are presented below:
- NIP win — 1.26;
- FNC win — 3.62;
- Map total > 2.5 — 2.19;
- Map total < 2.5 — 1.63․