M80 vs Moist Moguls Preview – VCL NA Mid-Season Face Off

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M80 vs Moist Moguls Preview – VCL NA Mid-Season Face Off

M80 is stomping through VCL, but MXM, with their recent streak of wins, might become the speed bump that slows down the Canadian squad.

Day 3 of the Mid-Season Face Off will start with an exciting game between the unofficial champions of Split 1 and the Ludwig+MoistCr1TiKaL acquired roster, whose recent matches showed excellence. While fans might expect M80 to win due to their excellent stats and consistent performance, MXM’s potential is hard to ignore!


Throughout Split 1 of VCL, M80 has won all matches in a 2:0 fashion, except the only loss against The Guard. The Canadians finished Split 1 with the highest round differential points of any other team, and the Mid-Season Face Off began with them breaking down Disguised’s defences. 

It’s evident that M80 only need to keep up with their recent performance to stay on the green side.


Daniel “eeiu” Vucenovic

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 1.23
  • Average Combat Score: 233.5
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.46
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 82%
  • Average Damage per Round: 153.4

Mouhamed “johnqt” Ouarid

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.14
  • Average Combat Score: 184.7
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.17
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 81%
  • Average Damage per Round: 126.5

GianFranco “koalanoob” Potestio

  • Role: Duelist/Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.30
  • Average Combat Score: 267.3
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.49
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 80%
  • Average Damage per Round: 161.0

 Marc-Andre “NiSMO” Tayar

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 1.24
  • Average Combat Score: 217.2
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.29
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 81%
  • Average Damage per Round: 140.8

Alexander “Zander” Dituri

  • Role: Controller
  • VLR Rating: 1.28
  • Average Combat Score: 230.7
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.27
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 85%
  • Average Damage per Round: 141.7

Player to Watch

koalanoob has consistently proven himself to be troublesome against M80’s opposition, except for their last match. We think he will get back on his feet to showcase his talents as a Jett player.

Moist Moguls

Moist Moguls had a relatively slow start on Split 1, but they stepped up on their recent three matches, even snatching a win against TSM on the second day of the Mid-Season Face Off. 

The team under flyuh’s leadership has performed impeccably on Pearl and Lotus, and M80 should stay clear of these maps to deny MXM a win.


Brady “thief” Dever

  • Role: Controller
  • VLR Rating: 0.99
  • Average Combat Score: 181.7
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 0.90
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 75%
  • Average Damage per Round: 115.3

Alex “aproto” Protopapas

  • Role: Sentinel
  • VLR Rating: 0.95
  • Average Combat Score: 183.8
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.01
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 72%
  • Average Damage per Round: 123.2

Brock “brawk” Somerhalder

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 1.02
  • Average Combat Score: 192.1
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 0.96
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 76%
  • Average Damage per Round: 131.0

Xavier “flyuh” Carlson

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 1.05
  • Average Combat Score: 212.2
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.03
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 77%
  • Average Damage per Round: 136.9

Tyler “sym” Porter

  • Role: Duelist
  • VLR Rating: 1.06
  • Average Combat Score: 243.8
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.12
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 74%
  • Average Damage per Round: 161.1

Player to Watch

While we are still looking forward to sym stepping up, our official prediction is that thief will steal the most kills. 

Mid-Season Face Off – M80 vs Moist Moguls Preview & Predictions

We’re going with the underdogs for this one – Moist Moguls will bring an upset by ending the series in a 2:1 win.


M80 will ban Lotus and Split, as they did in recent matches. MXM will likely ban Icebox and Ascent, winning Pearl and Haven, while M80 gets Fracture under their name.


Map 1: Moist Moguls to win with M80 >11.

Map 2: M80 to win with Moist Moguls<8.

Map 3: Moist Moguls to win with M80<12.

Top Fragger

Even though we think Moist Moguls will pull through on this match, it will be a tough win against koalanoob’s pure skill. The star player of M80 will grab the top fragger’s batch!

Match Links

You can get a hold of this match on Twitch or YouTube at 16:00 ET/ 21:00 CET/ 13:00 PT.

Don’t forget to check out our other predictions of the Challengers Leagues NA as the teams fight to advance to the next stage.


M80 vs Moist Moguls Preview – VCL NA Mid-Season Face Off
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