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Cloud9 vs FaZe Clan Tips & Predictions – IEM Chengdu 2024

09 Apr 2024
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  • Cloud9 vs FaZe Clan Counter-Strike betting picks for Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in the group stage of Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 (13:30 CST)
  • FaZe Clan are expected to win
  • The loser gets eliminated from the tournament
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Cloud9 vs FaZe Clan Predictions


Cloud9 and FaZe Clan will clash on Wednesday, April 10, in the lower bracket of Group B at Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024. The winner will advance to the lower bracket final and face off against the winner of FlyQuest vs Nemiga Gaming, while the loser will get eliminated from the tournament.
  • Cloud9 vs FaZe Clan Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • FaZe Clan Form
  • FaZe Clan Squad & Team News
  • Cloud9 Form
  • Cloud9 Squad & Team News

Counter-Strike bookmakers have FaZe Clan priced as 1.53 favourites to defeat Cloud9, who enter the match as 2.37 underdogs. Both teams had a tough start to the tournament; however, it's easy to see why FaZe Clan are expected to win

  • FaZe Clan (#1) are higher-rated than Cloud9 (#7)
  • Both teams were considered strong candidates to win IEM Chengdu 2024
  • FaZe Clan and Cloud9 last met in November 2023

Head to Head


FaZe Clan and Cloud9 last met in November 2023 during BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023.

  • FaZe Clan 2-1 Cloud9 – November 23, 2023
  • FaZe Clan 2-1 Cloud9 – November 4, 2023

FaZe Clan Form


FaZe Clan are the current no.1 rated Counter-Strike team in the world and were one of the main favourites to win IEM Chengdu 2024. However, after a strong start to the tournament, when FaZe defeated Nemiga Gaming, they slipped against Astralis in the upper bracket semifinals and lost 0-2.

It was a humiliating defeat, as FaZe managed just 13 combined maps, with 7-13 on Ancient and 4-13 on Nuke. However, despite their less-than-convincing display, FaZe are still expected to defeat Cloud9.

This largely has to do with the fact that Cloud9 haven't looked great this tournament and have suffered an even bigger loss against a weaker side.

FaZe Clan Squad & Team News


FaZe Clan won't make any roster changes.

  • Håvard "rain" Nygaard
  • Helvijs "broky" Saukants
  • Finn "karrigan" Andersen
  • Robin "ropz" Kool
  • David "frozen" Čerňanský

Cloud9 Form


Cloud9 started Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 with a humiliating 9-13 defeat against FlyQuest, who pushed them down into the lower bracket of Group B. There, Cloud9 found more success and swept Wildcard Gaming to secure their spot in the lower bracket semifinal.

Seeing Cloud9 defeat Wildcard Gaming is hardly worth praise. However, they won the series in dominant fashion, with 13-1 on Mirage and 13-5 on Overpass. 

It's not fair to overreact to that result, as Wildcard Gaming are one of the weakest teams in the tournament. But at the very least, it gave Cloud9 some momentum ahead of their toughest challenge of the event.

Cloud9 Squad & Team News


No changes for Cloud9.

  • Sergey "Ax1Le" Rykhtorov
  • Abay "HObbit" Khassenov
  • Denis "electroNic" Sharipov
  • Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskiy
  • Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhaylov

Verdict

FaZe Clan defeated Cloud9 twice in November, and they're expected to add another head-to-head victory. That sounds fair, considering FaZe are still the current no.1 team in the world with seriously impressive tournament results behind them.

Cloud9, on the other side have made some noise in bigger events, but they've consistently come out short, failing to overcome stronger teams. This trend makes it tough to believe that Cloud9 have a chance to defeat FaZe Clan, but considering what the two teams have shown so far, it's also tough to justify saying FaZe are a significantly better team.

Both FaZe Clan and Cloud9 have produced some concerning results in IEM Chengdu 2024, which makes it easier to believe that it'll be a competitive and close series.

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