Team Liquid and MAD Lions will face each other in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown tournament. The event has sixteen teams competing for a $150,000 prize pool. The teams will play in a single-elimination playoffs bracket featuring multiple best-of-three series. The top two teams advance to the Fall Finals.
Team Liquid is ranked 13th while MAD Lions is the twenty-eighth best team in the world. Team Liquid’s performance has been mediocre recently, especially compared to their previous form. That being said, Team Liquid is still one of the best teams in North America. The team’s 1-2 loss to Triumph comes as a huge surprise, especially considering the skill gap between the two rosters. Triumph is ranked 35th in the world, and more so, being an NA team, it is not like Team Liquid were surprised by Triumph’s performance.
MAD Lions regularly plays against other top tier European CSGO teams. They have competed against Vitality, Fnatic and also crushed Team Dignitas recently. The team’s map pool includes one-sided maps like Train, Overpass and Vertigo. In fact, the team has a 80% win-rate on Vertigo, which makes this map a strong choice in their map pool.Our pick : MAD Lions