G2 vs NIP Preview and Prediction – BLAST Groups 2024

Published: Jan 19, 2024

The 2024 CS2 season is truly underway, as G2 and NIP are set to battle it out in the first tier one LAN matchup of the year.

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G2 vs NIP Match Preview

CS2 odds used in this article were provided by one of the best CS2 betting sites, Thunderpick.

G2

At this event G2 will be hoping to recreate their performances from a year ago, when they went undefeated in BLAST Spring Groups, before winning IEM Katowice without dropping a single map, until the Grand Final. The international squad is known for their very high peaks, but will they be able to bring up their floor enough to be a championship contender team at every event they attend in 2024.

In order to facilitate that change, they’ve brought in a veteran coach Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas to help them make that next step and continue improving day by day. Getting off to a good start at the BLAST Spring Groups could be crucial for their confidence in future tournaments.

NIP

NIP have been struggling to make things work ever since the Nicolai “device” Reedtz fiasco in 2022. The legendary organization has moved away from their Swedish roots and is now sporting an international roster, consisting of only one Swede, two Danes, a Ukrainian, and a Spaniard. The latter being Alejandro “alex” Masanet, who has recently taken over the in-game leading role after joining the team in November of last year.

With NIP’s current squad still trying to figure out their own identity, it is difficult to see them besting an already established team like G2 at BLAST Spring Groups. Even troubling the IEM Katowice and IEM Cologne Champions should be considered a success for the Ninjas.

G2 vs NIP Odds & Prediction

Thunderpick favour G2 to overcome NIP and be the first team to advance into the Upper Final. An NIP victory in this matchup would come as a surprise to everyone, including the NIP players themselves.

All odds accessed are accurate at the time of writing and are liable to change.

Image credits: Ninjas in Pyjamas

Bruno Sobieraj
Bruno Sobieraj

Since: September 16, 2023

My name is Bruno and my love for Counter-Strike was sparked when the Polish Virtus.pro was plowing through opponents from 2014 to 2018. Since then, I’ve been dreaming of working in esports and here I am.

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