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Cloud9 vs FlyQuest Tips & Odds – IEM Chengdu 2024

07 Apr 2024
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Tit Krajnik 07 Apr 2024
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  • Cloud9 vs FlyQuest Counter-Strike betting predictions for Monday, April 8, 2024, in the group stage of Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024 (14:30 CST)
  • Cloud9 are priced as heavy favourites
  • The two teams have never met before
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Cloud9 vs FlyQuest Predictions


Cloud9 will meet with FlyQuest on Monday, April 8, in the group stage of Intel Extreme Masters Chengdu 2024. It'll mark their first meeting of the season and according to the esports betting odds, it should end in a comfortable victory for Cloud9.
  • Cloud9 vs FlyQuest Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Cloud9 Form
  • Cloud9 Squad & Team News
  • FlyQuest Form
  • FlyQuest Squad & Team News

Counter-Strike bookmakers have Cloud9 priced as 1.20 favourites and FlyQuest as 4.33 underdogs for the upcoming series. Considering the teams' current standing on the global CS ladder, this price makes sense; however, FlyQuest are not to be underestimated.

  • FlyQuest are the former Grayhound roster
  • Cloud9 recently placed top-eight at the Major
  • FlyQuest are ranked no. 41 in the world

Head to Head


Cloud9 and FlyQuest have never met before.

Cloud9 Form


Cloud9 performed well at PGL Major Copenhagen 2024, but they again failed to make it all the way. At the Major, Cloud9 crashed out in the quarter-finals, adding another premature exit from a big Counter-Strike esports tournament, following a fifth-eighth-place finish at BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2024.

This is still an improvement compared to Cloud9's previous tournament runs. In January, Cloud9 exited BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2024 in ninth-12th-place, and in February, they placed top-16 at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024.

Cloud9 are a team that is good but not great, which is something that has stuck with them for the past six months. However, despite the lack of tournament titles, Cloud9 have produced good games even against stronger opponents. At the Major, Cloud9 made it through the elimination stage with a 4-1 record and their only two defeats came against Team Spirit and Team Vitality, which isn't terrible.

Cloud9 Squad & Team News


No changes for Cloud9.

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

FlyQuest Form


FlyQuest are a new team of familiar faces, featuring the former Grayhound roster, which dominated the Oceanic Counter-Strike scene since the start of the year. The Australian squad have won every event they've attended until late February when Grayhound placed third at PGL Major Copenhagen 2024: Asia-Pacific RMR.

Failing to qualify for the Major led Grayhound to disband their CS division, however, the entire roster got quickly picked up by FlyQuest. Now competing under a new banner, the Australian team travels to IEM Chengdu in 2024 with a lot to prove and talent to do well.

Even though the ex-Grayhound team hasn't won anything noteworthy over the last year, they've left a mark in some big events, playing close games against some of the world's best teams.  

FlyQuest Squad & Team News


FlyQuest are a new team, featuring former Jeeves players who previously played for Greyhound Gaming.

  • Joshua "INS" Potter
  • Alistair "aliStair" Johnston
  • Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas
  • Declan "Vexite" Portelli
  • Christopher "dexter" Nong

Verdict

Cloud9 are the stronger team, with far better tournament results under their belts. However, Cloud9 are also inconsistent and they have struggled against weaker opponents before, suggesting that they might not be as dominant on Monday as the betting odds imply.

Even though this is Cloud9's game to lose, their lack of consistency and the fact that this is a best-of-one game makes backing FlyQuest on the round handicap market a far smarter choice. BO1s are typically closer than expected, and it's not like FlyQuest aren't good enough to challenge a top-10 rated team like Cloud9.

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