EG vs NRG Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Americas Playoffs

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EG vs NRG Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Americas Playoffs

The Lower Final EG vs NRG match will us a Grand Final contender to compete for a $100,000 prize and a Playoffs spot in Masters


The champion of VCT Americas will skip the group stages of Masters and go straight to the Playoffs – which makes this match even more important than the prize sum. This is the third encounter between NRG and Evil Geniuses in this Leauge with a 1-1 record in their last two head-to-heads, and the winner will meet LOUD in the Grand Final. 

EG

Even after doing the impossible of beating LOUD in ascent, Evil Guniuses couldn’t find an answer on Bind even though they were able to dominate Cloud9 on that map. While Demon1 had another great series, Boostio underperformed in the final two maps. However, this Best of 5 is giving them another shot at making it to the Grand Final, and they will be hungry for the win.

Players

Kelden “Boostio” Pupello

  • Role: Sentinel/Controller
  • VLR Rating: 0.99
  • Average Combat Score: 223.9
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.07
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 69%
  • Average Damage per Round: 144.0
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Corbin “C0M” Lee

  • Role: Initiator/Controller
  • VLR Rating: 1.03
  • Average Combat Score: 197.5
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.02
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 72%
  • Average Damage per Round: 130.9

Max “Demon1” Mazanov

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.12
  • Average Combat Score: 243.5
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.27
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 72%
  • Average Damage per Round: 159.7

Alexander “jawgemo” Mor

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.01
  • Average Combat Score: 222.6
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 0.99
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 70%
  • Average Damage per Round: 143.1

Ethan “Ethan” Arnold

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 1.04
  • Average Combat Score: 205.2
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.03
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 73%
  • Average Damage per Round: 131.9

Player to Watch

Demon1

EG vs NRG - VCT 2023 Americas Playoffs

NRG

After defeating Cloud9 in an intense Bo3 and getting a Master spot, NRG are ready for revenge against Evil Geniuses. The C9 encounter showed the dominating Duelist plays from ardiis, who was the perfect counter to Nathan “leaf” Orf from the other side. He will have to do the same in this series against Demon1 alongside crashies and Victor being in their consistent form to win against another North American contender.

Players

Austin “crashies” Roberts

  • Role: Sentinel/Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 1.06
  • Average Combat Score: 202.6
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.07
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 75%
  • Average Damage per Round: 133.7

Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.07
  • Average Combat Score: 230.3
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.13
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 72%
  • Average Damage per Round: 147.2

Victor “Victor” Wong

  • Role: Controller/Sentinel
  • VLR Rating: 1.03
  • Average Combat Score: 220.7
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.05
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 72%
  • Average Damage per Round: 140.5
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Pujan “FiNESSE” Mehta

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 0.88
  • Average Combat Score: 173.6
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 0.85
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 69%
  • Average Damage per Round: 114.6

Sam “s0m” Oh

  • Role: Controller
  • VLR Rating: 1.05
  • Average Combat Score: 218.1
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.09
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 72%
  • Average Damage per Round: 137.9

Player to Watch

crashies

VCT 2023 Americas Playoffs – EG vs NRG Predictions

We will likely see every map played in this Best of 5, with EG winning against NRG with a 3-2 score.

EG vs NRG – Head to Head

EG 1 – 4 NRG

EG vs NRG – Maps

  • Map 1: Pearl
  • Map 2: Bind
  • Map 3: Lotus
  • Map 4: Fracture
  • Map 5: Split

EG vs NRG – Score

  • Map 1: EG to win with NRG>9
  • Map 2: NRG to win with EG>11
  • Map 3: NRG to win with EG>7
  • Map 4: EG to win with NRG>8
  • Map 5: EG to win with NRG>5

EG vs NRG – Top Fragger

Demon1

VCT 2023 Americas Playoffs – NRG vs EG Match Links

EG vs NRG – Match Time

May 27, 2023 – 13:00 PT // 16:00 ET // 22:00 CEST

EG vs NRG Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Americas Playoffs
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