Stats for the Gambit Gaming and Cloud9 as they've appeared on Tipify
A list of recent matches this team has played, green indicates a win and red a loss. Blue is a draw/cancelled
Gambit had a strong start to this event with their convincing win against OpTic on cobblestone, they won 16-10 and looked great in that match, I called a win for Gambit but didn’t really expect them to win on that specific map. Cloud9 also beat OpTic in a more convincing fashion as they stomped them on both maps in a best of three series, they are also one of the favorite teams to win this event, now with dignitas being out they will probably take the entire thing, beating Gambit would be a good start as it’s one of those teams that could potentially eliminate Cloud9, their map pools are very similar, but Cloud9 should have an advantage as they are tiers above Gambit.
I don’t know what maps to expect here, but Cloud9 should be taking this match, could be close, could be one sided, in both ways Cloud9 should be the winning team, I wouldn’t go for anything above a small bet though, Gambit have a stacked lineup.
My odds for this match: Gambit Gaming 35:65 Cloud9
Gambit surprised a lot of people with their win against OpTic but it was not really that surprising for me. Cobble is a good map for Gambit. Other good maps are D2, cache, Train a bit. Unfortunately for gambit, these are also really good maps for C9 and that is the main reason why I don’t see Gambit taking this one. Even if they got rid of Mirage, they are still going to struggle on the other maps and their roster I don’t think is at the level of C9’s right now. They will not be favoured on any map they can play and because of that reason alone, I have to go with C9 here to take this.
My odds for this match: Gambit Gaming 40:60 Cloud9
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