In the second round of the play-in at the WePlay Academy League Season 5 tournament, the Ukrainian NAVI Junior team will play against Astralis Talent from Denmark.
The last time the Ukrainian team played on HLTV was as part of the completion of the group stage of this tournament. On the seventh of August, NAVI Junior lost to fnatic Rising in a match of the VO1 format on the Inferno map, the meeting ended with a score of 7:16.
The Danish team, in turn, made a sensation yesterday in the first round of the play-in stage. Astralis Talent beat the strong Brazilian team FURIA Academy in a match of the VO3 format on two cards – 16:14 Vertigo (its peak) and 16:12 Overpass.
Astralis Talent and NAVI Junior have already met each other at the group stage of this season's WePlay Academy League tournament. The guys played two matches of the VO1 format among themselves. Both meetings were held by the Ukrainian team. On July 25, NAVI Junior won on the Vertigo map with a score of 22:20. And on July 28, the Ukrainian team defeated the Danes on the Mirage map, the meeting ended with a score of 16:5.
In this match, Astralis Talent is considered a small favorite among bookmakers. Nevertheless, NAVI Junior also played well in the group stage and are quite capable of beating the Danes. But, first of all, we are waiting for a stubborn struggle here, and therefore we suggest that you put more than 2.5 cards on the total.