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Monte vs Cloud9 Tips & Odds – IEM Katowice 2024

04 Feb 2024
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  • Monte vs Cloud9 Counter-Strike betting preview and tips for Monday, February 5, 2024, in the lower bracket of Group B at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024 (13:30 CET)
  • Monte are priced as underdogs
  • Both teams looked shaky in the opening round of the group stage
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Monte vs Cloud9 Predictions


Monte and Cloud9 will meet on Monday, February 5, in the lower bracket quarterfinal of Group B at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2024. It'll mark their first meeting since July 2023 and the first on Counter-Strike 2.
  • Monte vs Cloud9 Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Monte Form
  • Monte Squad & Team News
  • Cloud9 Form
  • Cloud9 Squad & Team News

Esports bookmakers have Monte priced as 2.37 underdogs and Cloud9 as 1.53 favourites, suggesting that Cloud9 should win 65.4% of the time. However, considering Cloud9's form, this number might be a bit too high.

  • Cloud9 got reverse swept by MOUZ in the first round
  • Monte are fresh off a 0-2 loss against GamerLegion
  • Neither team is in good form

Head to Head


Cloud9 and Monte have yet to meet on Counter-Strike 2.

Monte Form


Monte enter this match fresh off a tough 0-2 loss against GamerLegion, who beat them 13-8 on Overpass and 13-5 on Ancient. It was a very one-sided game, but considering it was also Monte's first match since December, it's hardly shocking to see them lose.

The fact that Monte haven't played an official game since ESL Challenger at DreamHack Atlanta 2023 in December is concerning. Moreover, Monte weren't even in great form back then, going 2-2 in the tournament with just two wins against BESTIA.

Despite their recent iffy showings, Monte won ESL Challenger at DreamHack Winter 2023, so it's hard to argue with this team's talent. Yet that doesn't hold as much weight as their current form.

Monte Squad & Team News


Monte have not made any roster changes since July 2023.

  • Volodymyr "Woro2k" Veletnjuk
  • Serghij "DemQQ" Demchenko
  • Szymon "kRaSnaL" Mrozek
  • Viktor "sdy" Orudzhev
  • Alexander "br0" Bro

Cloud9 Form


Cloud9 are very difficult to figure out. Despite fielding a very stacked roster, Cloud9 have not shown anything memorable over the last few months. They ended 2023 with a top-six finish at BLAST Premier: World Final 2023 and placed second at PGL Major Copenhagen 2024: European Qualifier A in January.

Since then, Cloud9 have returned to their old ways, struggling to find any consistency. At BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2024, they beat Heroic, only to lose against Virtus.pro and BIG, thus ending the tournament in ninth-12th place.

At IEM Katowice 2024, Cloud9 have hardly shown anything more inspiring. They made it through the Play-in stage, albeit barely, with close wins against BetBoom Team and Virtus.pro, after losing to Rebels Gaming in the upper bracket. To add to their concerning record, Cloud9 got reverse-swept by MOUZ on Sunday.

Cloud9 Squad & Team News


No changes for Cloud9.

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

Verdict

On paper, Cloud9 look like a much better team than Monte, and individually they are. However, performance-wise, Cloud9 can hardly be considered good.

They've been highly inconsistent over the last few months, and their most recent results prove that Cloud9 can lost to anyone. Monte haven't looked amazing either, but this is not a bet on Monte as much as it is a bet against Cloud9.

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