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Cloud9 vs Team Vitality Tips & Predictions – PGL Major Copenhagen 2024

27 Mar 2024
Tit Krajnik 27 Mar 2024
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  • Cloud9 vs Team Vitality Counter-Strike betting tips for Thursday, March 28, in the playoff stage at PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 (17:00 CET)
  • Cloud9 are priced as underdogs
  • Both teams ended the Elimination Stage with a 3-1 record
Team Cloud9
Team Cloud9 (Getty Images)

Cloud9 vs Team Vitality Predictions

Cloud9 and Team Vitality will clash on Thursday, March 28, in the first round of PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 playoffs. It'll mark their first meeting since the European RMR B when Cloud9 won, but according to the esports betting odds, Team Vitality should get their revenge.
  • Cloud9 vs Team Vitality Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Cloud9 Form
  • Cloud9 Squad & Team News
  • Team Vitality Form
  • Team Vitality Squad & Team News

Counter-Strike bookmakers have Team Vitality priced as 1.61 favourites to defeat Cloud9 who enter the match as 2.20 underdogs. This price is not easy to explain, considering both teams have ended the elimination stage with the same record, and it would be hard to argue that one team has shown much more than the other.

  • Cloud9 have so far beaten ECSTATIC, G2 Esports, and Natus Vincere
  • Team Vitality have beaten The MongolZ, Imperial, and Complexity
  • Team Vitality have accomplished more in big events this year

Head to Head

Cloud9 and Team Vitality have met just once this year, during the European RMR, when Cloud9 won.

  • Cloud9 2-1 Team Vitality – February 20, 2024

Cloud9 Form

Cloud9 have yet to win a Counter-Strike tournament this year, nor have they won any big events in 2023. Their most notable accomplishment of 2024 was winning the PGL Major Copenhagen 2024: European RMR B, but shortly after, Cloud9 exited BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2024 in fifth-eighth place, adding to their disappointing 13th-16th-place finish at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024 in February.

Evidently, Cloud9 have not looked great in any significant international events so far this year; however, they have made it to the knockout stage of the PGL Major Copenhagen with a solid run through the elimination stage.

During the elimination stage, Cloud9 have lost just one series against the tournament favourites Team Spirit, but defeated ECSTATIC, G2 Esports, and Natus Vincere. While this record isn't too bad, it's also fair to say that Cloud9 will have to step up if they wish to overcome Team Vitality.

Cloud9 Squad & Team News

No changes for Cloud9.

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

Team Vitality Form

Team Vitality are currently ranked as no.3 team in the world with one of the more impressive tournament record over the last six months. Vitality ended 2023 with titles from BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 and  BLAST Premier: World Final 2023 and added another gold medal from BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2024 at the start of 2024.

Since then, Team Vitality have cooled down a bit, finishing IEM Katowice 2024 in 13th-16th-place and ending their run though PGL Major Copenhagen 2024: European RMR B. They have looked better in Denmark, with a 3-1 record in the elimination stage; however, Vitality have only beaten The MongolZ, Imperial Esports, and Complexity, which aren't the toughest opponents.

Team Vitality Squad & Team News

No changes for Team Vitality.

  • Dan "apEX" Madesclaire
  • Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut
  • Lotan "Spinx" Giladi
  • Shahar "flameZ" Shushan
  • William "mezii" Merriman


Cloud9 and Team Vitality are both elite-tier teams and more than capable of winning the Major. They've both looked good so far at PGL Major Copenhagen, and realistically, there isn't much to set them apart.

Team Vitality have more respect due to their explosive run at the end of 2023 and early into 2024, but recently, they've hardly looked any better than Cloud9. So, while I wouldn't blame anyone who considers Vitality to be the stronger team, it's also impossible to argue that Vitality have shown enough to justify their price.

Cloud9 at 2.20 offer more value.

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