This article is part of our DraftKings CS:GO series.
- 8:00 a.m. mousesports vs. BIG
- 11:30 a.m. MAD Lions vs. Complexity
- 3:10 p.m. Liquid vs. MIBR
mousesports (0–1) vs. BIG (1–0)
mousesports are coming off a loss to Complexity, while BIG got the better of MAD Lions in their first match of the tournament. This mousesports team has looked incredibly shaky for a while now, and it is quite evident that they are in a bit of a slump. They really struggled to keep their economy in check versus Complexity, and if it wasn't for some heroics by ropz, this could have been an even bigger blowout. BIG have made a habit out of banning Train since they picked up k1to and syrsoN, and with this being a strong map for mousesports, this gives them a bit of an edge in the map pool. It is likely that mousesports will opt for Nuke or Dust2, leaving BIG with the option of taking advantage of mousesports' weakness on Mirage or Inferno if they want.
If mousesports want to rebound with a win against BIG, it is likely that ropz will play a big part in doing so. As mentioned, he had many impactful rounds for mousesports in their loss to Complexity, and he excels on most of the maps that we are likely to see in this one. The fact that BIG are likely to ban Train hurts frozen's value quite a bit, as this is a map where has been excellent all throughout 2020. That being said, I