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Cloud9 vs Evil Geniuses Tips & Predictions – VCT 2024 Americas Stage 1

14 Apr 2024
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  • Cloud9 vs Evil Geniuses Valorant betting tips for Monday, April 15, 2024, in the second week VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Americas League - Stage 1 (16:00 PDT)
  • Cloud9 are priced as favourites
  • Evil Geniuses have recently lost to G2 Esports
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Cloud9 vs Evil Geniuses Predictions


Cloud9 and Evil Geniuses will meet on Monday, April 15, in the second week of VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Americas League - Stage 1. It'll mark their first meeting of the season, and according to esports betting odds, Cloud9 should win.
  • Cloud9 vs Evil Geniuses Predictions
  • Cloud9 Form
  • Cloud9 Squad & Team News
  • Evil Geniuses Form
  • Evil Geniuses Squad & Team News

Valorant bookmakers have Cloud9 priced as 1.53 favourites to defeat Evil Geniuses, who are priced as 2.37 underdogs. Considering what the teams have shown so far, this might sound like a fair offer; however, Evil Geniuses might be a bit underrated.

  • Cloud9 looked sloppy in their win against Leviatan
  • Evil Geniuses are fresh off a rough loss against G2 Esports
  • The two teams have yet to meet this season

Cloud9 Form


Cloud9 kicked off the 2024 Valorant esports season with a seventh-ninth-place finish in VCT 2024 Americas Kickoff. In the first tournament of the year, Cloud9 have won against MIBR but lost against NRG and in the rematch against MIBR, showing very concerning results.

In the first round of VCT 2024 Americas Stage 1, Cloud9 managed to get back on track with a 2-1 victory over Leviatan. However, Cloud9's performance in that win wasn't very convincing.

Cloud9 needed to reverse sweep Leviatan to secure their second win of the season, and they barely managed to do so – with an 18-16 overtime win on the third map. Considering this is a new and young roster, shaky results like that aren't too surprising. But will the new lineup manage to defeat Evil Geniuses?

Cloud9 Squad & Team News


Cloud9 made a couple of roster changes in March, adding two new players in Kaleb "moose" Jayne and Dylan "runi" Cade, at the end of March.

  • Erick "Xeppaa" Bach
  • Francis "OXY" Hoang
  • Anthony "vanity" Malaspina
  • Kaleb "moose" Jayne
  • Dylan "runi" Cade

Evil Geniuses Form


Evil Geniuses won just one game in VCT 2024 Americas Kickoff against G2 Esports before they lost to LOUD (1-2) and got eliminated from the tournament. And they've recently added another defeat against G2 Esports in the first round of VCT 2024 Americas Kickoff.

Losing against G2 Esports is concerning on its own, but Evil Geniuses lost that series badly. They won just eight rounds on Lotus and three on Icebox, proving that EG were the worst team on the day. And if they failed to defeat G2 Esports, then it's tough to believe Evil Geniuses will have a much easier time facing Cloud9.

Evil Geniuses Squad & Team News


No changes for Evil Geniuses.

  • Alexander "jawgemo" Mor
  • Vincent "Apotheon" Le
  • Derrek "Derrek" Ha
  • Nicholas "NaturE" Garrison
  • Phat "supamen" Le

Verdict

Even though Cloud9's performance against Leviatan was sloppy, winning the match should give the new roster some confidence to deliver against Evil Geniuses. However, that doesn't change the fact that Cloud9 haven't shown much more than Evil Geniuses.

This is a new lineup which hadn't had enough time to gel together yet and while they, unlike Evil Geniuses, won one match this stage, Cloud9 probably shouldn't be priced as 1.53 favourites. Cloud9 deserve to be slightly favoured, but this should be a much closer game than what the price suggests.

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