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NRG vs Cloud9 Tips & Predictions – VCT 2024: Americas Stage 2

07 Jul 2024
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Tit Krajnik 07 Jul 2024
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  • NRG vs Cloud9 Valorant betting predictions for Sunday, July 7, 2024, in the third week of VCT 2024: Americas Stage 2 (15:00 PDT)
  • NRG are expected to win
  • Cloud9 are in bad form
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NRG vs Cloud9 Predictions


NRG and Cloud9 will clash on Sunday, July 7, in the third week of VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) 2024: Americas Stage 2. Both teams need to win to secure a spot in the playoffs, and according to the esports betting odds, NRG are more likely to come out ahead.
  • NRG vs Cloud9 Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • NRG Form
  • NRG Squad & Team News
  • Cloud9 Form
  • Cloud9 Squad & Team News

Valorant betting sites have Cloud9 priced as 2.15 underdogs to defeat NRG, who enter the match as 1.62 favourites. Even though Cloud9 have accomplished more this season, they're in terrible shape, which explains the offered number.

  • Cloud9 are 0-2 in VCT 2024: Americas Stage 2
  • NRG are 1-2
  • Both teams need this win

Head to Head


NRG last met with Cloud9 during VCT 2024: Americas Kickoss, when they won in two maps.

  • NRG 2-0 Cloud9 – February 23, 2024

NRG Form


NRG Esports enter this match with a combined record of 4-5, which sits them one win below finishing the season top six and securing a spot in the playoffs. And since this is their final match of the season, the upcoming series is also NRG's last chance to qualify for the next stage.

This won't come easy, as NRG haven't shown a lot this stage. They lost their first two games against Sentinels (0-2) and G2 Esports (0-2), but they took down KRU Esports (2-1) last week to keep their dreams alive.

It was a good game from NRG and if they can keep playing like that, NRG should have a fine chance to defeat Cloud9.

NRG Squad & Team News


No changes for NRG.

  • Austin "crashies" Roberts
  • Victor "Victor" Wong
  • Ethan "Ethan" Arnold
  • Pujan "FNS" Mehta
  • Sam "s0m" Oh

Cloud9 Form


Cloud9 had a solid run through the first stage of the Valorant season, but they completely collapsed since the beginning of Stage 2. Cloud9 lost their opening series against G2 Esports (1-2) and suffered a massive 0-2 defeat against Sentinels last week.

It was a very one-sided game, in which Cloud9 managed just 13 combined rounds, proving that they've lost their momentum. However, this is still a very talented team that can still do much damage – assuming they find their traction quickly enough.

Cloud9 Squad & Team News


No roster changes for Cloud9.

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

Verdict

Cloud9 are evidently not in great form, but it's not like NRG have looked much better. They are 1-2 this stage and have only beaten KRU, but also lost against the same two teams as Cloud9.

The only reason anyone could consider NRG as a much better team here is their previous head-to-head victory against Cloud9, but that happened five months ago, so it holds very little weight.

These two teams are much closer than what is implied by the betting odds, so we have to take Cloud9 at 2.10.

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