G2 vs Astralis Preview and Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023

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IEM Katowice 2023 champions G2 will begin their IEM Cologne 2023 campaign with the G2 vs Astralis Group B Upper Bracket Quarterfinal matchup 


After a perfect IEM Cologne 2023 Play-In run, Astralis will look to extend their excellent form into the group stages. Their first challenge, however, will not be an easy one as they are set to lock horns with the reigning IEM Katowice champions G2. Rasmus “HooXi” Nielsen’s men are the CSGO betting favorites since they will also enjoy home turf advantage. 

G2

G2 suffered early elimination from the BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2023 following a 2-0 defeat to Natus Vincere. G2’s Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač and Nemanja “huNter-” Kovač combined for 100 kills across two maps but couldn’t overcome NAVI’s Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyljev, whose outstanding performance, along with Valerij “b1t” Vakhovsjkyj and Justinas “jL” Lekavicius’s impressive displays, led to NAVI’s 16-14 victories on Inferno and Mirage.

Players

Nemanja “huNter-” Kovač

  • HLTV Rating: 1.12
  • Impact Rating: 1.22
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 84.2
  • Kills Per Round: 0.77

Justin “jks” Savage

  • HLTV Rating: 1.07
  • Impact Rating: 1.04
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 77.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Ilya “m0NESY” Osipov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.22
  • Impact Rating: 1.24
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 74.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 79.2
  • Kills Per Round: 0.78

Nikola “NiKo” Kovač

  • HLTV Rating: 1.15
  • Impact Rating: 1.30
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 85.9
  • Kills Per Round: 0.79

Rasmus “HooXi” Nielsen

  • HLTV Rating: 0.86
  • Impact Rating:0.86
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded:66.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 67.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.57

Most Kills

Map 1: NiKo

Map 2: m0NESY

Map 3: huNter

Most Assists

Map 1: huNter

Map 2: NiKo

Map 3: m0NESY

Most Deaths

Map 1: m0NESY

Map 2: huNter

Map 3: NiKo

G2 vs Astralis Preview and Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023

Astralis

Astralis fought their way into the IEM Cologne group stage by defeating Apeks 2-1 in the Play-in. They started strong with a 16-10 victory on Overpass, stumbled on Anubis (10-16), but ultimately sealed the deal with a hard-fought overtime win on Ancient (19-16).

Players

Nicolai “device” Reedtz

  • HLTV Rating: 1.16
  • Impact Rating: 1.28
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.4%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.4
  • Kills Per Round: 0.78

Benjamin “blameF” Bremer

  • HLTV Rating: 1.23
  • Impact Rating: 1.23
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 74.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 85.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.77

Christian “Buzz” Andersen

  • HLTV Rating: 1.03
  • Impact Rating: 1.01
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 74.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.66

Johannes “b0RUP” Borup

  • HLTV Rating: 1.01
  • Impact Rating: 1.05
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.68

Victor “Staehr” Staehr

  • HLTV Rating: 1.10
  • Impact Rating: 1.13
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Most Kills

Map 1: device

Map 2: blameF

Map 3: Staehr 

Most Assists

Map 1: Staehr

Map 2: device

Map 3: blameF

Most Deaths

Map 1: blameF

Map 2: Staehr

Map 3: device

G2 vs Astralis Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023

We expect Astralis to beat G2 by 2-1. 

G2 vs Astralis Head to Head Record 

G2 0-0 Astralis

G2 vs Astralis Maps 

Astralis vs G2 Score 

  • Map 1: Astralis to win by +6<
  • Map 2:  G2 to win by +2>
  • Map 3: Astralis to win by +6<

Astralis vs G2 First Blood 

Map 1: jks

Map 2: Buzz

Map 3: HooXi

G2 Esports vs Astralis Most First Kills

Map 1: device

Map 2: m0NESY

Map 3: Staehr

Astralis vs G2 Esports Top Fragger

device

G2 Esports vs Astralis Most Clutches

blameF

Astralis vs G2 Most Utility Damage

jks

G2 Esports vs Astralis Most Plants

Astralis

G2 Esports vs Astralis Most Defuses

Astralis

IEM Cologne 2023: G2 vs Astralis Match Links

G2 vs Astralis Match Time

July 29, 2023 – 10:00 ET/09:00 CST/07:00 PT

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