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The upcoming Grand Final match between Cloud9 and forZe in the BetBoom Playlist Urbanistic 2023 promises to be an exciting and closely contested encounter. Both teams have made their statement in recent tournaments. The winner of this match will go home with $165,000 in prize money and secure themselves a tournament to the list.
There is no head-to-head history between these two teams, which makes the game difficult to predict. However, Cloud9 comes into this matchup ranked 7th in the HLTV World Ranking. Cloud9 has in recent months shown their presence after they went all the way to the final in the ESL Pro league S17 where they fell short against FaZe. The Russian roster led by nafany also secured their first tournament win after they took down BIG in the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2023 Grand Final yesterday.
On the other hand, forZe is ranked 17 on the HLTV world rankings. They started the season off slowly but have been playing well in the current tournament. Taking down the likes of Bad News Eagles, Virtus.pro, and MOUZ, ForZe's recent success has put them on the map as a top-tier CS:GO team and has cemented their place among the elite.
Overall, this match promises to be a close encounter between two strong teams. Cloud9 may be the favorite based on recent form and their seven-match win streak, but forZe has shown that they are capable of beating the strongest teams in the world. It will be interesting to see which team comes out on top and take home the $165,000 in prize money.
It’s difficult to predict a clear winner. Instead, we believe that it may be a safer choice to bet on forZe to win a map. With both Anubis and Nuke up for play for forZe, the young and talented roster should be able to win one of those maps as Cloud9 only has played Anubis once since the new year, and they always ban Nuke as the first map in every VETO. The match will likely be a close one, and potentially go to three maps.
Cloud9 vs. forZe | BetBoom Playlist Urbanistic 2023 | 14:00 (CEST)
Prediction: forZe +1.5 maps
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