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Cloud9 and ENCE ESL Pro League Season 17 - Hellcase Blog

On Thursday, Cloud9 and ENCE both won their matches and secured their spots in the quarterfinals at the ESL Pro League Season 17 in Saint Julian’s, Malta. Here, we will look closer at a review of the match, predictions, and highlights.

Match Overview Cloud9 vs MOUZ

Cloud9 secured their place in the semi-final of the ESL Pro League Season 17 with a 2-1 victory over MOUZ.

Table of map pick and ban:

Match Overview Cloud9 vs MOUZ

According to the results of the map selection, the teams played Inferno, Vertigo, and Mirage.

The first map

Inferno was the first map picked by MOUZ. Over the past three months, they have played seven times on this map and have a 60% win rate.

In the first half, the fight was even. However, Cloud9 struggled on CT side and won 9 out of 15 rounds on defense. But then something went wrong. After switching sides, MOUZ easily crushed Cloud9.

So, the teams got the following results:

Cloud9 – 10 rounds.

MOUZ – 16 rounds.

The second map

Cloud9 chose Vertigo, with a 100% win rate for the last three months.

It mirrored the situation with the first map. In the first half, the score was almost equal.

In the second half of the map, Cloud9 took a defensive position and successfully won most of the rounds. Cloud9 was able to hold on and see the match through after some extremely tense rounds.

The result of the second map:

Cloud9 – 16 rounds.

MOUZ – 11 rounds.

The third map

The third map was crucial for the teams.

Cloud9 made a confident start at Mirage and managed to defeat their opponents with a score of 16-10 to close their series.

The third map ended with Cloud9’s victory:

Cloud9 – 16 rounds.

MOUZ – 10 rounds.

Cloud9 vs Mouz played Inferno, Vertigo, and Mirage

The meeting ended in a victory for Cloud9. Sergey ‘Ax1Le’ Rykhtorov played his heart out. He made 69 kills, and with a KD of 1.32.

Match Overview ENCE vs Vitality

In this match, we saw ENCE and Vitality fighting on Nuke, Overpass, and Vertigo. ENCE defeated VItality, but the fight was intense.

Table of map selection and ban:

Match Overview ENCE vs Vitality

The first map

Nuke is one of Counter-Strike’s most iconic and enduring maps. That’s why both teams play this map quite well.

For the first half of the map, ENCE played for the terrorists, but Vitality kept the defense well and acted in a coordinated manner. After a series of unsuccessful attacks, ENCE called a timeout. They changed their strategy and won several rounds.

At the beginning of the second half of the match, the results were 10-5 with Vitality’s advantage. ENCE won several rounds in a row on defense. But the Vitality team proved to be stronger.

ENCE – 14 rounds.

Vitality – 16 rounds.

The second map

Overpass was the second map, and according to statistics, ENCE had a better chance of winning. And so it happened. ENCE was able to defeat their opponents with an easy 13-2 score.

The game was gaining momentum. It seemed as though Vitality had woken up and come back to play. But it was very difficult to change such a large difference in rounds. ENCE won 3 rounds on T side.

ENCE – 16 rounds.

Vitality – 11 rounds.

The second map ended with ENCE winning.

The third map

This is a very difficult map for both teams. Therefore, the chances are equal.

The teams were neck and neck. The teams were neck and neck. No one gave away more than two rounds in a row. But after the seventh round, Vitality managed to win most of the rounds and the first half ended with a score of 9-6 in favor of Vitality.

After switching sides, ENCE started to win round after round.

Vitality managed to stop their opponents and won 5 more rounds, but ENCE proved to be stronger and took the victory with a score of 16-14.

ENCE – 16 rounds.

Vitality – 14 rounds.

ENCE and Vitality fighting on Nuke, Overpass, and Vertigo

The best player of the match was Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut (Vitality) , who made 70 kills on three maps and had a KD of 1.25.

Highlights Cloud9 vs MOUZ

The first clutch moment was when the MOUZ team won the round with full eco.

The FULL ECO 2nd round win @mousesports 😳 #ESLProLeague pic.twitter.com/GxpjLeDndL

— ESL Counter-Strike 2 (@ESLCS) March 23, 2023

The team with only a Glock-18 won the round.

Frozen was able to protect the bomb and won the round.

. @FROZENNcs CLUTCHES 1v3 to win the force buy 🥶 #ESLProLeague pic.twitter.com/8SH5ffCTQH

— ESL Counter-Strike 2 (@ESLCS) March 23, 2023

Left alone on the A-side, he won round one against three, with 29 HP and an AK-47 .

Highlight by Hobbit. The player is left alone from his team against 2 enemies.

They line up PERFECTLY for @HObbitcsgo #ESLProLeague pic.twitter.com/fqXROgkuKQ

— ESL Counter-Strike 2 (@ESLCS) March 23, 2023

HOBBIT player from Cloud9 managed to turn the tide of the game and win the round.

Highlights ENCE vs Vitality

Maden makes a QUAD kill with USP-S.

. @madennCS starts Overpass with a QUAD kill 🤯 #ESLProLeague pic.twitter.com/69VvplIF1l

— ESL Counter-Strike 2 (@ESLCS) March 23, 2023

The first interesting moment took place in the first round, the first map.

A great performance from Maden.

In this video, Magisk kills three people.

1V3 CLUTCH IN ONE SPRAY?!? @MagiskCS #ESLProLeague pic.twitter.com/supW2OsDq0

— ESL Counter-Strike 2 (@ESLCS) March 23, 2023

On the second map, Magisk left 1 vs. 3 and won.

Nertz kill 2 in the smoke

NAHHH WHAT IS THIS @NertzCS 🤯🤯 #ESLProLeague pic.twitter.com/qIsVmJ8Mqv

— ESL Counter-Strike 2 (@ESLCS) March 23, 2023

A very interesting and funny moment happened at Vertigo.

After winning the round, Snappi stood up and started screaming with joy hilariously.

Some Predictions

The upcoming ENCE vs Cloud9 match will be a fierce battle, as both teams are very strong and have some signature maps.

Vertigo is one of them, and we hope we can watch an exciting game on this map.

To Wrap Up!

According to the results of the second quarterfinal, ENCE defeated Vitality and advanced to the next round of the competition, where they will play Cloud9.

It was an interesting series of games, with many highlights. We hope that the semi-final and grand-final games will be even better.

We would like to remind you that the tournament champion will receive $200,000 plus a slot in the Intel Extreme Masters Cologne this summer and the BLAST Premier World Final in December.

Stay tuned and support your favorite team.