Spirit vs FaZe Analysis & Prediction – IEM Katowice 2024 Grand Final

Published: Feb 11, 2024

Despite being a rematch from the group stage, this year’s IEM Katowice Grand Final has got everyone excited and eagerly awaiting the matchup, as Spirit take on FaZe in a BO5 series in their bid to lift the trophy on the infamous Spodek stage.

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Spirit vs FaZe Match Preview

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

Spirit

Everyone knows by now that Spirit are the real deal, having made the IEM Katowice 2024 Grand Final with relative ease, dropping only a single map in the process (to NAVI).

The name on everyone’s tongue is Danil “donk” Kryshkovets. The 17-year-old’s performance at his first S-tier tournament has been simply sublime, with the Russian sporting a staggering 1.63 rating before the last game of the competition.

Having already beaten FaZe in this tournament, Spirit know that they are capable of besting their Grand Final opponents. The question is if they can replicate that feat in front of a sold-out arena with the IEM Katowice trophy on the line.

FaZe

Two years on from their first IEM Katowice victory, which kick-started their Intel Grand Slam run in 2022, FaZe are on the brink of yet another first-place finish in one of Counter-Strike’s most prestigious events.

The international powerhouse once again showed its prowess playing on the stage, making a mockery of their quarter-final (G2) and semi-final (MOUZ) opponents.

Heading into the Grand Final, FaZe have an enormous experience advantage over their opponents. Knowing what it’s like to play in front of a packed-out Spodek Arena, could be the thing that gives them the edge over Spirit when it comes to closing out the match.

Spirit vs FaZe Odds & Prediction

According to the Thunderpick odds, Spirit are the favourites to take down FaZe in Sunday’s BO5 Grand Final and claim their maiden prestige event trophy. One thing’s for sure, it’s going to be an absolutely electric Counter-Strike experience for everyone involved.

  • Prediction: Spirit (2-3) FaZe
  • Odds: Spirit Win (-200/1.5), FaZe Win (+140/2.4)
  • CS2 Betting Site: Thunderpick

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

Featured image credits: BLAST

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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