Cloud9 vs. Outsiders Preview & Prediction- Free 7/07 CS: GO

The opponents will clash in Group B upper bracket quarter-final in the IEM Cologne 2022 tournament this Thursday. This is one of the most awaited tournaments and is organized by ESL, the world's largest esports company (the great provider of world-class CS: GO tournaments around the globe). The prize pool of this tournament adds up to $972,000. The Playoff matches are played in a double-elimination format. The upcoming match will be played in the best-of-three series.

Cloud9 Team Stats and Latest Results

Cloud9 is ranked #4 in the world ranking and has been among the top 30 teams for 104 weeks. The team is currently on a 1-match losing streak and has managed 8 wins from its last 10 games. The team’s last match took place at the Roobet Cup 2022 tournament on June 29, 2022, and Cloud9 lost to BIG with a score of 2:0. Meanwhile, the team finished 12-14th at the PGL Major Antwerp 2022, won the IEM Dallas 2022, and 3-4th at the Roobet Cup 2022. Over the past 3 months, the team has attained a win rate of 66.7%.

Map win statistics over the past 3 months show an impressive win rate on Ancient (100.0%), Vertigo (80.0%), Mirage (71.4%), and Overpass (57.1%). They performed averagely on Dust2 (50.0%) and Inferno (50.0%) but failed to impress on Nuke (0.0%). The team has a line-up that consists of interz (0.98 player rating), Ax1Le (1.20), sh1ro (1.25), nafany (1.08), and HObbit (1.03).

Outsiders Team Stats and Latest Results

Outsiders is ranked #16 in the world ranking and has been among the top 30 teams for 36 weeks. The Russian team is on a 2-match win streak and has attained a win rate of 60.9% over the past 3 months. The team has been invited to this tournament based on their performance at the IEM Cologne 2022 Play-In which ended on July 6, 2022. Considering their performance in past events, they finished 12-14th at the PGL Major Antwerp 2022, 13-16th at the Roobet Cup 2022, and 2nd at the ESL Challenger Valencia 2022. The team has attained a win rate of 60.9% over the past 3 months.

The team's best-played maps over the past 3 months consist of Inferno (69.2%-win rate), Dust2 (66.7%), Overpass (66.7%), and Vertigo (57.1%). On the other hand, they failed to impress on Mirage (50.0%) and Ancient (0.0%). Team members consist of n0rb3r7 (1.11 player rating), Jame (1.10), Qikert (1.03), FL1T (1.11), and fame (1.10).

Cloud9 vs. Outsiders H2H Record

Head-to-head has 3 matches. By this time, Cloud9 has won 2 times while Outsiders has won once. Their last match was at the Swiss of the 2022 PGL Major Antwerp tournament and Cloud9 won with a score of 1:0.

Cloud9 vs. Outsiders Betting Preview

Their encounters with common opponents (last 60 Days) show that both sides have 4 wins. Nevertheless, Cloud9 has a slight advantage on their ranking, maps, and win rate over the past 3 months. At the moment, Cloud9 leads on Mirage, Vertigo, and Ancient while Outsiders has an advantage on Dust2 and Inferno. In our opinion, we believe Cloud9 will win but Outsiders will snatch one map.

The Pick: Cloud9 to win/ Over 2.5 maps.

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