Cloud9 vs Astralis Preview and Predictions: Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023 European Qualifier

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Cloud9 vs Astralis Preview and Predictions: Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023 European Qualifier

The team that wins this Cloud9 vs Astralis matchup will book a spot at IEM Dallas 2023


Cloud9 vs Astralis has produced some classics over the years — even with the former’s core going by some other name. The two teams have some explosive players who offer absolute fireworks when they’re popping off, and we hope to see something like that as the two go head to head once again to seal a spot at Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023. If you’re looking to bet on CSGO or just want to know more about this matchup, here’s our in-depth preview.

Cloud9 

Speaking of popping off, the CIS side has been doing that a lot lately. Many doubted their recent roster change, which had them bring in former Outsiders member Timur “buster” Tulepov in place of Timofey “interz” Yakushin, but it looks like it has worked out in the long run. They just sealed a spot at BLAST Premier Spring Finals by winning the European showdown, and have already taken out sYnck and Ninjas in Pyjamas at this qualifier.

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Players

Vladislav ”nafany” Gorshkov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.03
  • Impact Rating: 1.09
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 68.9%
  • Average Damage Round: 74.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.66

Dmitriy ”sh1ro” Sokolov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.26
  • Impact Rating: 1.21
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 76.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 78.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.77

Timur “buster” Tulepov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.08
  • Impact Rating: 1.02
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.2
  • Kills Per Round: 0.68

Sergey ”Ax1Le” Rykhtorov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.16
  • Impact Rating: 1.15
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.5%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Abai ”HObbit” Hasenov

  • HLTV Rating:1.06
  • Impact Rating: 1.13
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.5%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.72

Player To Watch

Ax1Le

Astralis 

Astralis are probably one of the hardest teams to predict at the moment. There’s no doubt that they’re potent, but they also tend to lose a lot of games a team with players of such caliber should really be winning. For all their years of brilliance, their old core (barring Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz) seems to be a shadow of their former selves. That being said, they have already beaten both Team Spirit and Godsent in this qualifier.

Players 

Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth

  • HLTV Rating: 1.01
  • Impact Rating: 0.96
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 74.3
  • Kills Per Round: 0.65

Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander 

  • HLTV Rating: 0.98
  • Impact Rating: 1.04
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 74.3
  • Kills Per Round: 0.66

Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz

  • HLTV Rating: 1.16
  • Impact Rating: 1.28
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.4
  • Kills Per Round: 0.78
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Benjamin “blameF” Bremer

  • HLTV Rating: 1.23
  • Impact Rating: 1.23
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 74.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 85.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.77

Christian “Buzz” Andersen

  • HLTV Rating: 1.04
  • Impact Rating: 1.03
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 74.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.66

Player to Watch

dev1ce

Cloud9 vs Astralis Predictions: Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023 European Qualifier

We think Cloud9 will achieve a 2-0 victory.

Astralis vs Cloud9 Head to Head Record

Astralis 1 – 2 Cloud9 (last 1 year)

Cloud9 vs Astralis Maps 

  • Ancient
  • Inferno
  • Overpass

Cloud9 vs Astralis Score 

  • Cloud9 to win by +5<
  • Cloud9 to win by +3<

Cloud9 vs Astralis Top Fragger

Ax1Le

Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023 European Qualifier Astralis vs Cloud9 Match Links

Cloud9 vs Astralis Match Time

06:00 ET/05:00 CST/03:00 PT. 

Cloud9 vs Astralis Preview and Predictions: Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023 European Qualifier
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