Vitality vs FaZe Match Preview & Prediction: Copenhagen Major Playoffs

Published: Mar 30, 2024

The PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen playoff bracket keeps getting better, with two of the best international teams in the world taking each other on for a spot in the first CS2 Major Grand Final, as the defending Major Champions Vitality face the big game specialists FaZe.

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Vitality vs FaZe Match Preview

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

Vitality

Despite Vitality being a top three team in CS2, many people had doubts regarding their level of performance in the Major and how they might fare against Cloud9. However, Dan “apeX” Madesclaire and his troops proved the haters wrong and dominated their opposition. What’s more, is that they didn’t even need Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut to carry them to victory, as the rest of the squad was pulling their weight and excelling in their roles.

So far in this tournament, it’s the Israeli duo of Shahar “flameZ” Shushan and Lotan “Spinx” Giladi that’s been powering Vitality through tough moments and close matches. Given that they find themselves in the Major semi-finals without ZywOo playing up to his usual level, they have a high floor and solid base to work off when their stars aren’t delivering to the same degree.

If the French phenom gets back to his best for their semi-final clash with FaZe, then facing a full-strength Vitality in the playoffs will be a scary prospect for all teams on either side of the bracket.

FaZe

After their struggles at the beginning of the Elimination Stage and the difficulties they had in qualifying for the playoffs, very few people expected FaZe to go beyond the quarter-finals, especially after they were matched up against the favorites of Spirit. Their 0-5 map record against the Russians, and the devastating loss they suffered in the IEM Katowice 2024 Grand Final, didn’t bode well for their chances in the rematch.

While everything was stacked against them, FaZe once again proved that they are a big match team, and they belong in the Major playoffs, beating Spirit in a thrilling three-map affair, which could go down as one of the best Counter-Strike Major quarter-finals of all time. They wouldn’t have done it without their leader – Finn “karrigan” Andersen, who led by example both in the calling and fragging departments.

A Major win on home soil would be the crowning achievement of karrigan’s career, but FaZe’s journey to the trophy has only just begun. The last time they faced Vitality in the Royal Arena, they fell short in the BLAST World Final Grand Final, so they’ll be eager to avenge themselves for the second time in Copenhagen.

Vitality vs FaZe Odds & Prediction

As for PGL Copenhagen betting, Leetbit favors Vitality to best FaZe and continue their title-defending run, proceeding to Sunday’s Grand Final. That’s rather surprising, considering FaZe just eliminated the tournament favorites in spectacular fashion. Although in fairness, Vitality dominated Cloud9 and look poised to repeat their last year’s feat from Paris.

Moreover, the veto slightly favors Vitality, and they beat FaZe 2-0 the last two times they met (both times in the Grand Final). In any circumstances, this game has classic written all over it, so make sure to tune in and watch the PGL Copenhagen Major story unfold.

  • Prediction: Vitality (1-2) FaZe
  • Odds: Vitality Win (-154/1.65), FaZe Win (+110/2.10)
  • CS2 Betting Site: Leetbit

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

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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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