Heroic and Team Liquid will come face to face in the match of the 4th round of the group stage of IEM Rio Major 2022. Who will enter the playoffs with 3-1 statistics?
The Danes confidently coped with the two opening rounds, losing in a total of eleven rounds. In the first round, Outsiders were stronger on the Overpass map (16-9), and in the second they did not notice the guys from Fnatic (16-2 on Mirage). But the match of the third round brought the first defeat in the Legends Stage. In it, cadiaN and the company lost to Cloud 9 on two maps - 9:16 each on Vertigo and Inferno. But this loss did not become a disaster, since Heroic still has two attempts to reach the playoffs.
Team Liquid is in the same situation, which is also approaching the fourth round with two wins and one loss. The only difference is that the defeat happened in the first round - 2:16 from MOUZ on the Inferno map, so the "liquid" had to play with a little more pressure, since there was only one mistake left in reserve. But for now, this right remains today, since in the second round Team Liquid won against Sprout (16-5 on Inferno), and in the third against Natus Vincere (16-14 on Ancient).
The teams are approximately equal in strength, so it is unlikely that one of them will be able to win with a score of 2-0. I'm betting on three cards.