IEM Katowice 2022 Group A match for February 17, 15:00 UTC, features Ninjas in Pyjamas against Gambit Esports.

NIP are ranked 6th globally as per HLTV. During the Play-In stage, they managed to defeat Wisla Krakow and Movistar Riders. However, they lost to the Copenhagen Flames in a very worrying fashion. NIP’s lineup is unchanged today:

  • REZ;

  • Hampus;

  • Es3tag;

  • Plopski;

  • phzy.

Gambit already had their place in the group stage with an invitation. Their run across the tournaments lately could have been perfect, if only they didn’t fall to the top-1 team in the world — NAVI. Thus, they had 5 wins in the last 6 matches. Here is the roster of the Russian team:

  • HObbit;

  • Ax1le;

  • Nafany;

  • Sh1ro;

  • Interz.

Gambit vs NIP predictions

Experts, no doubt, give their priority to the runner-ups of global top ranking in the match. Gambit have already proven they can defeat anyone with ease. Additionally, here are the odds for NIP vs Gambit.

  • Winner: Gambit — 1.3.

  • Winner: NIP — 3.49;

  • Map total > 2.5 — 1.86;

  • Map total < 2.5 — 1.86.