Cloud9 vs Evil Geniuses Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Americas Playoffs

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Cloud9 vs Evil Geniuses Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Americas Playoffs

The Cloud9 vs Evil Geniuses game will ensure one of these North American rosters goes to Masters Tokyo


On their last fight in the Regular Season, Evil Geniuses didn’t have their secret weapon Demon1 on stage yet, and Cloud9 were able to beat them in a close 2-0 series. However, things are a lot different now, with not only the “bald buff” on EG’s side but also Boostio and Christine “potter” Chi’s ability to prepare great anti-strat. Still, C9 are going to be one of the toughest to beat, as they are arriving in the Playoffs with an impressive 8-1 run in the Regular Season. Here’s who we think will win this game and confirm a spot in Masters Tokyo.

Cloud9

The second-best roster in the Americas League are the favorites to win this series and appear in Masters Tokyo. Their incredible 8-1 record can be highly attributed to leaf’s dominating look in almost every game, as he is currently the best Duelist in North America. However, EG also have a powerful Jett player on their side, and this clash will be one of the best encounters to look out for in this series. 

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Players

Nathan “leaf” Orf

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.13
  • Average Combat Score: 249.1
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.16
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 72%
  • Average Damage per Round: 157.7

Erick “Xeppaa” Bach

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.09
  • Average Combat Score: 222.1
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 75%
  • Average Damage per Round: 142.3

Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.12
  • Average Combat Score: 227.0
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.13
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 74%
  • Average Damage per Round: 145.7

Jake “jakee” Anderson

  • Role: Controller
  • VLR Rating: 1.00
  • Average Combat Score: 217.7
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.02
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 70%
  • Average Damage per Round: 142.5

Dylan “runi” Cade

  • Role: Initiator/Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.08
  • Average Combat Score: 209.1
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.06
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 74%
  • Average Damage per Round: 139.9

Player to Watch

Leaf 

Cloud9 vs Evil Geniuses

Evil Geniuses

After an unbelievable upset against NRG in their first Playoffs match, EG are currently in their best form, and it has been possible with the new addition Demon1 running around the map aggressively and picking out frags for his team. This squad wasn’t even supposed to be here as their Playoffs appearance depended on an unlikely MIBR win against 100 Thieves. With a little bit of luck and a lot of skills on their side, EG will have to continue their excellence to win this series.

Players

Kelden “Boostio” Pupello

  • Role: Sentinel/Controller
  • VLR Rating: 0.99
  • Average Combat Score: 224.1
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.07
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 69%
  • Average Damage per Round: 144.2
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Corbin “C0M” Lee

  • Role: Initiator/Controller
  • VLR Rating: 1.03
  • Average Combat Score: 197.7
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.02
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 72%
  • Average Damage per Round: 131.1

Max “Demon1” Mazanov

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.12
  • Average Combat Score: 242.5
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.27
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 72%
  • Average Damage per Round: 159.3

Alexander “jawgemo” Mor

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.00
  • Average Combat Score: 221.6
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 0.99
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 70%
  • Average Damage per Round: 142.6

Ethan “Ethan” Arnold

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 1.04
  • Average Combat Score: 206.4
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.03
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 73%
  • Average Damage per Round: 132.8

Player to Watch

Demon1

VCT 2023 Americas Playoffs – Cloud9 vs Evil Geniuses Predictions

Cloud9 will likely win this Bo3 facing Evil Geniuses with leaf slowing down Demon1’s aggression. 

Cloud9 vs Evil Geniuses – Head to Head

Cloud9 4 – 0 Evil Geniuses

Cloud9 vs Evil Geniuses – Maps

  • Map 1: Ascent
  • Map 2: Fracture
  • Map 3: Pearl

Cloud9 vs Evil Geniuses – Score

  • Map 1: Cloud9 to win with Evil Geniuses>8
  • Map 2: Evil Geniuses to win with Cloud9<10
  • Map 3: Cloud9 to win with Evil Geniuses<11

Cloud9 vs Evil Geniuses – Top Fragger

Leaf

VCT 2023 Americas Playoffs – Evil Geniuses vs Cloud9 Match Links

Cloud9 vs Evil Geniuses – Match Time

May 24, 2023 – 15:00 PT // 18:00 ET // 00:00 CEST

Cloud9 vs Evil Geniuses Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Americas Playoffs
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