OG vs 9z Preview and Predictions: Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023

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OG vs 9z Preview and Predictions: Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023

OG vs 9z will determine which underdog from Group A continues on to the Lower Bracket final for a shot at the Playoffs

Group A of Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023 is arguably the tougher of the two groups, as proven by the presence of powerhouses such as OG, MOUZ and FURIA Esports in the Lower Bracket, with Fnatic already having been ousted by 9z. Only one of these teams can make it to the Playoffs from the Lower Bracket, and both OG and 9z have what it takes to achieve that. Looking to bet on CSGO? Here’s our in-depth preview to help you take educated decisions rather than shooting in the dark.


The European side began the tournament well by knocking Brazilian juggernauts FURIA into the Lower Bracket, but they were quickly humbled by G2 Esports, who made mincemeat out of them during a 16-2 war crime on Mirage before strolling past them 16-9 on Inferno. To be fair to them, they’re playing with a substitute instead of one of their strongest core members.


Shahar “flameZ” Shushan

  • HLTV Rating: 1.12
  • Impact Rating: 1.15
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.9%
  • Average Damage Round: 79.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.71

Nikolaj “niko” Kristensen

  • HLTV Rating: 1.02
  • Impact Rating: 1.04
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 74.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.69

Adam “NEOFRAG” Zouhar

  • HLTV Rating: 1.15
  • Impact Rating: 1.21
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 84.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.74

Maciej “F1KU” Miklas

  • HLTV Rating: 1.06
  • Impact Rating: 1.05
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 76.5
  • Kills Per Round: 0.69

Iulian “regali” Harjău

  • HLTV Rating: 1.17
  • Impact Rating: 1.17
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 76.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.78

Player To Watch


OG vs 9z Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023


It’s quite uncommon for South American teams to include players from different countries, but 9z have been doing decently well with their motley crew. Not many people expected them to oust Fnatic, but they managed the feat with a close 16-14 win on Nuke before coming back from a loss on Overpass to seal the series with a 16-9 beating on Ancient.


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


OG vs 9z Predictions: Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023

OG will most likely beat 9z in a comfortable 2-0 fashion.

OG vs 9z Head to Head Record 

OG 0 – 0 9z

OG vs 9z Maps 

  • Ancient
  • Anubis
  • Mirage

OG vs 9z Score 

  • Map 1: OG to win by +4<
  • Map 2: OG to win by +3<
  • Map 3: 

OG vs 9z Top Fragger


Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023 9z vs OG Match Links

OG vs 9z Match Time

May 30, 2023 – 15:30 ET/14:30 CST/12:30 PT

OG vs 9z Preview and Predictions: Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023
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