Cloud9 Vs Eternal Fire: Second Victory For Cloud9?
Are we expecting a predictable result?
Map veto at the preparation stage looks more profitable for Cloud9. We will not see Nuke and Ancient in this match, which is one of Eternal Fire's main problems. Nuke is the most popular map of the Turkish team, but it won't work because Cloud9 will ban it in the first stage. Next, the CIS team will choose Mirage or Vertigo. Both options are good against Eternal Fire, especially Mirage, which the Turks have problems with. Next, the Turkish team will take Dust2, on which Cloud9 will already be more complicated than Mirage or Vertigo. And on the decider, Vertigo, Overpass or Mirage will remain, depending on the previous picks. The most likely veto options are Mirage-Dust2-Vertigo, Mirage-Dust2-Overpass and Dust2-Vertigo-Mirage. All options look nicer for Cloud9.
Cloud9 showed yesterday that their play remained confident, and they can easily beat tier-2 teams, which is Eternal Fire. Evil Geniuses improved their game, but they couldn't compete with Cloud9, who ended the match with a score of 2-0. Although eternal Fire looks stronger than EG, yesterday, the Turks were able to impose a fight on FURIA, but this still won't be enough against Cloud9 if the CIS team shows the same confident game.
Cloud9 is a clear favourite in this meeting, Eternal Fire looks like a team that can compete for a place in the playoffs, but it is unlikely that the Turks will be able to oppose something to the CIS team. Detailed pre-match statistics can be viewed here.