I decided to analyze their map pool as an attempt to see if their inconsistency online can be due to the map pool. Probably not, but I will write about their map pool anyways. It is good to keep track of the teams’ map pool as you will find betting opportunities. What I do is that I walk through esportslobby and find the cs go betting sites that are slow in adapting to teams’ map pool! https://www.esportslobby.com/
What is cool with NiP is that they can win on all maps (but also lose…). Looking at statistics for 2016 – their worst map is Mirage and Dust2. And I am not accounting for Inferno that isn’t in the active duty map pool as of now!
Mirage and Dust2…
With a win-rate of 57.9% on Mirage and 57.1% on Dust2 these to maps aren’t NiP’s strongest. Remember that winning over half of the games are good, but the team is a tier-1 team so you will see a high win-rate on most maps!
It is not a bad map for them, but one that they chose often. They have won 13 out of 20 matches which is decent, but 20 matches on Train for the last year isn’t showing that they like the map at all!
Overpass and Cache…
Both are maps that they are good at, with a win-rate over 60% on both. They have also played the maps a lot of times.
What is funny is that most analysts will say that NiP is completely dominating on Cache – while the statistics doesn’t really say that. Sure, they have played some completely insane and impressive matches on Cache. But they have only win a bit over half of the games on Cache.
Forest even mentioned that they aren’t really comfortable on the map. I think that they are good at it – but cs go betting sites might overexaggerate the odds on NiP when Cache is being played – keep your eyes open for opportunities.
Cobblestone and Nuke…
Cobble is one of NiP’s favorite maps statistically, winning almost 70% of the games both for the full year 2016 and the last three months.
However, the prize goes to Nuke. The ninjas probably had an early Christmas party when they heard that VALVE replaced Nuke for Inferno! They have an impressive 81.3% win-rate for the full year. Even after the map changes they are continuing their domination on it.
While other teams are using the map either to scare their opponents or banning it! NiP must be the only team comfortable on the map.
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