Cloud9 vs FaZe Preview and Predictions: Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023

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Cloud9 vs FaZe Preview and Predictions: Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023

Two top 5 teams will go head-to-head for their last chance at qualifying for the Playoffs in the Cloud9 vs FaZe matchup

Seeing these two rosters with top 5 global rankings in the Lower Bracket bracket may sound unusual, but it has been a trend in recent days, with the Paris Major being the prime example. Speaking of the Major, these teams had their most recent encounter in a decider game for the Challengers Stage, where FaZe secured a clean 2-0 victory from Cloud9. If you enjoy eSports and CSGO betting, have a look at our previews for this Best of 3 with our predictions of the outcome.


Even though the first two maps against Complexity looked scarily close, Overpass was a display of power from Cloud9 as they delivered a humiliating defeat to the North Americans. Ax1Le and HObbit were the stars of the show in that series, but continuing the same look against FaZe will likely be way more complicated for the Russians.


Vladislav ”nafany” Gorshkov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.02
  • Impact Rating: 1.08
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 68.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.65

Dmitriy ”sh1ro” Sokolov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.26
  • Impact Rating: 1.21
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 76.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 78.9
  • Kills Per Round: 0.78

Timur “buster” Tulepov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.08
  • Impact Rating: 1.01
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.9%
  • Average Damage Round: 72.9
  • Kills Per Round: 0.67

Sergey ”Ax1Le” Rykhtorov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.16
  • Impact Rating: 1.15
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.5%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Abai ”HObbit” Hasenov

  • HLTV Rating:1.06
  • Impact Rating: 1.13
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.4%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.72

Player To Watch


Cloud9 vs FaZe


The Major Antwerp 2022 winners barely had any trouble closing out the series against Liquid, where broky and Twistzz continued to perform expectedly well. If you recall back to this team’s similar domination against Cloud9 in the decider match for the Major, FaZe can do it again with their star players looking excellent. 


Håvard “rain” Nygaard

  • HLTV Rating: 1.02
  • Impact Rating: 1.16
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 79.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.71

Helvijs “broky” Saukants

  • HLTV Rating: 1.10
  • Impact Rating: 1.01
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken

  • HLTV Rating: 1.11
  • Impact Rating: 1.08
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 76.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Finn “karrigan” Andersen

  • HLTV Rating: 0.91
  • Impact Rating: 0.91
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 66.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 68.5
  • Kills Per Round: 0.62

Robin “ropz” Kool

  • HLTV Rating: 1.15
  • Impact Rating: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.5%
  • Average Damage Round:78.6
  • Kills Per Round:0.74

Player to Watch


Cloud9 vs FaZe Predictions: Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023

We are prediction this to go to a third map, with FaZe dominating in the final maps against Cloud9 and qualifying for the Playoffs.

Cloud9 vs FaZe Head to Head Record 

FaZe 15 – 10 Cloud9

Cloud9 vs FaZe Maps 

  • Mirage
  • Ancient
  • Overpass

FaZe vs Cloud9 Score 

  • Map 1: Cloud9 to win by OT
  • Map 2: FaZe to win by +5>
  • Map 3: FaZe to win by +6<

FaZe vs Cloud9 Top Fragger


Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023 Cloud9 vs FaZe Match Links

Cloud9 vs FaZe Match Time

May 31, 2023 – 19:00 ET/18:00 CST/16:00 PT

Cloud9 vs FaZe Preview and Predictions: Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023
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