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Cloud9 vs Rare Atom Tips & Odds – BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2024

05 Mar 2024
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Tit Krajnik 05 Mar 2024
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  • Cloud9 vs Rare Atom Counter-Strike betting picks for Wednesday, March 6, 2024, in the first round of BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2024 (15:15 CET)
  • Cloud9 are expected to win
  • Rare Atom are one of the weakest teams attending the tournament
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Cloud9 vs Rare Atom Predictions


Cloud9 and Rare Atom will clash on Wednesday, March 6, in the first round of BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2024. It'll mark their first meeting ever, and according to esports betting odds, Cloud9 should win with ease.
  • Cloud9 vs Rare Atom Predictions
  • Head to Head 
  • Cloud9 Form
  • Cloud9 Squad & Team News
  • Rare Atom Form
  • Rare Atom Squad & Team News

Counter-Strike bookmakers have Cloud9 priced as 1.03 favourites to defeat Rare Atom, giving them a 97.1% implied probability of winning the series. And considering the quality of the opponent, that figure just might be correct.

  • Cloud9 are ranked no.9 in the world
  • Rare Atom are the current no.88 Counter-Strike on the global rankings
  • Both teams are a bit rusty

Head to Head 


Rare Atom have yet to meet with Cloud9.

Cloud9 Form


Cloud9 are ranked as one of the top-10 Counter-Strike team in the world, which makes them one of the strongest teams attending BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2024. Moreover, C9 field a very stacked lineup, so there are some reasons to feel optimistic about this team and their chances to win the tournament.

However, we must also consider that Cloud9 haven't won a CS tournament since BLAST Premier: Fall European Showdown 2023. They have since then produced some good runs, including two semifinal appearances at Thunderpick World Championship 2023 and BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023, but over the last three months, C9 have not come close to winning an event.

Cloud9 have not been posting results you'd expect from this team and they were particularly disappointing earlier this year with early exits from BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2024 and Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024. They improved the impression by winning PGL Major Copenhagen 2024: European RMR B a couple of weeks ago.

Cloud9 Squad & Team News


No changes for Cloud9.

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

Rare Atom Form


Rare Atom are the only Asian Counter-Strike team attending BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2024, having qualified for the event by winning the Asian Cup. The international lineup is in good form, having done extremely well in some regional tournaments; however, it remains to be seen how far RA can go in an international tournament.

Since Rare Atom rebuilt their roster in October 2023, the Chinese team has yet to attend an international event, which puts a huge question mark above them and their ability to compete with Europe's top teams. 

Historically, Asian teams fail to produce much in international competitions, but they also tend to be a much tougher opponent than how it may seem – which is because the teams have no experience facing them.

Rare Atom Squad & Team News


No recent changes for Rare Atom.

  • Xu "somebody" Haowen
  • Cai "Summer" Yulun
  • Yang "EXPRO" Heng
  • Kornél "kory" Szedlár
  • Love "phzy" Smidebrant

Verdict

Cloud9 are a significantly better team than Rare Atom and are rightly priced as favourites. And since this is a best-of-three series, it's tough to make a case for Rare Atom to cause an upset.

Still, we have to consider that Cloud9 have been very inconsistent with their performances over the last few months and have struggled against weaker opponents. They've also yet to face Rare Atom, and with little film available on the Chinese squad, Cloud9 likely don't know how to prepare for this affair.

Cloud9 should win, but we're getting a very good offer on total round handicap at 12.5 rounds, which is an inviting offer regardless of the fact of how much better Cloud9 are individually.

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