FaZe vs 9z Preview and Predictions: IEM Rio 2023

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FaZe vs 9z Preview and Predictions: IEM Rio 2023

FaZe will hope to kickstart their IEM Rio campaign with a win over 9z in the FaZe vs 9z IEM Rio 2023 Upper Bracket Quarterfinal matchup

After grabbing a Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage spot at Cloud 9’s expense, FaZe Clan will try to bring their winning form at the IEM Rio 2023. The reigning Intel Grand Slam champions will face Argentinian side 9z in the Upper Bracket Quarterfinals. 9z will step into the arena with a 9-match winning run, but it will be the American side who will be the CSGO betting favorites for this match. 

FaZe Clan

FaZe have been enjoying a great year so far. They won the BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2023 and the ESL Pro League Season 17, which saw them fulfilling the Intel Grand Slam criteria. Although the Paris Major RMRs proved to be a challenge, FaZe Clan were ultimately able to punch their tickets for the French capital. Therefore, they will be hopeful of enjoying a solid campaign in Rio.


Håvard “rain” Nygaard

  • HLTV Rating: 1.03
  • Impact Rating: 1.16
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.9%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.0
  • 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: 73.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 76.9
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Finn “karrigan” Andersen

  • HLTV Rating: 0.91
  • Impact Rating: 0.91
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 66.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 68.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.62

Robin “ropz” Kool

  • HLTV Rating: 1.15
  • Impact Rating: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.6%
  • Average Damage Round:78.5
  • Kills Per Round:0.74

Player To Watch


9z Team 

9z are yet to break into the S-tier scene, but they will be confident of pushing FaZe to their limit. The Argentians won the CCT South America Series #5 and are currently on a nine-match winning streak. Their last match against a non-South American side, however, did end in a 2-0 defeat, which does not bode well for their chances against the American powerhouse. 


Maximiliano “max” Gonzalez

  • HLTV Rating: 1.11
  • Impact Rating: 1.11
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.4%
  • Average Damage Round: 79.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Franco “dgt” Garcia

  • HLTV Rating: 1.16
  • Impact Rating: 1.07
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 74.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 78.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.74

David Tapia “dav1deuS” Maldonado

  • HLTV Rating: 1.15
  • Impact Rating: 1.18
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 82.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.74

Santino “try” Rigal

  • HLTV Rating: 1.19
  • Impact Rating: 1.19
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.4%
  • Average Damage Round: 77.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.76

Nicolás “buda” Kramer

  • HLTV Rating: 0.98
  • Impact Rating: 0.95
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 68.9%
  • Average Damage Round: 71.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.62

Player to Watch


FaZe vs 9z Predictions: Intel Extreme Masters Rio 2023

We expect FaZe Clan to cruise to an easy victory against 9z. 

FaZe vs  9z Head to Head Record 

FaZe Clan 0-0 9z

FaZe vs  9z Maps 

  • Mirage

FaZe vs  9z Score 

  • FaZe to win by +8<

FaZe vs  9z Top Fragger


Intel Extreme Masters Rio 2023 9z vs FaZe Match Links

FaZe vs 9z Match Time

13:45 ET/12:45 CST/10:45 PT

FaZe vs 9z Preview and Predictions: IEM Rio 2023
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