forZe vs Grayhound Preview and Predictions: Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage

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forZe vs Grayhound Preview and Predictions: Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage

The forZe vs Grayhound game will kick off the third set of matches in the Challengers Stage

This is the second-ever matchup between these Russian and Australian players, with their last encounter being in 2022, which went in favor of forZe. Greyhound, even though considered the underdogs of this Bo1, have a decent chance of victory with their recent 12-match winning streak. Conversely, the Russians are coming from two disappointing series, which makes us question their ability to perform in this Major. If you are ready to dive into these games and will also be testing your luck on CSGO betting, check out our predictions for this match.


It’s surreal to see forZe make it to this stage while teams like Cloud9 and BIG failed to qualify from the European RMR B. The Russians are coming from a 3-2 record in the RMR and participating in some smaller events afterward. Their recent two losses against an academy roster and a team with no HLTV ranking aren’t a good look as they come into this Bo1. Nonetheless, they will likely grab this victory against the Australian underdogs.


Andrey “Jerry” Mekhryakov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.06
  • Impact Rating: 1.05
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 76.3
  • Kills Per Round: 0.68

Vladislav “Krad” Kravchenko

  • HLTV Rating: 1.06
  • Impact Rating: 1.09
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 68.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 76.5
  • Kills Per Round: 0.69

Aleksandr “zorte” Zagodyrenko

  • HLTV Rating: 1.14
  • Impact Rating: 1.13
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.72

Evgeniy “r3salt” Frolov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.05
  • Impact Rating: 1.06
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 68.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 76.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.68

Aleksandr “shalfey” Marenov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.12
  • Impact Rating: 1.09
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 77.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.71

Player To Watch


forZe vs Grayhound


The Australians are entering the Challengers stage after participating in ESL Challenger Melbourne 2023, where they failed to pass the Semifinals. Greyhound made it out of Asia-Pacific RMR with a 3-0 record alongside The MongolZ. While qualifying for Major, they proved their worth by defeating teams like TYLOO and Eruption, with INS providing a consistently good performance. Therefore, this squad definitely has the potential to reach the Legends Stage!


Alistair “alistair” Johnston

  • HLTV Rating: 1.13
  • Impact Rating: 1.19
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.72

Joshua “INS” Potter

  • HLTV Rating: 1.19
  • Impact Rating: 1.25
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 85.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.76

Jay “Liazz” Tregillgas

  • HLTV Rating: 1.07
  • Impact Rating: 1.07
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 78.2
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Simon “Sico” William

  • HLTV Rating: 1.13
  • Impact Rating: 1.15
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 78.3
  • Kills Per Round: 0.74

Declan “Vexite” Portelli

  • HLTV Rating: 1.16
  • Impact Rating: 1.23
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 82.5
  • Kills Per Round: 0.76

Player to Watch


forZe vs Grayhound Predictions: Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage

forZe will win their first game against Grayhound with a dominating start.

forZe vs Grayhound Head to Head Record 

forZe 1 – 0 Grayhound

forZe vs Grayhound Maps 

  • Ancient

forZe vs Grayhound Score 

  • Map 1: forZe to win by +5<

forZe vs Grayhound Top Fragger

Krad Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage Grayhound vs forZe Match Links

forZe vs Grayhound Match Time

May 8, 2023 – 08:30 ET/07:30 CST/05:30 PT


forZe vs Grayhound Preview and Predictions: Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage
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