BIG vs Cloud9 Preview and Prediction: BLAST Fall Showdown EU Grand Final

Published: Oct 8, 2023

There’s only one spot left for a European team in this year’s BLAST Fall Finals and one of BIG or Cloud9 will be the lucky ones to survive the ruthless format of the showdown and make their way to the Royal Arena in Copenhagen.

Top Sites and Bonuses for EU Grand Final Betting


150% up to €400 + 100 Free Spins
Click on our link and use Bonus Code: ESPORTSBETS
Crypto Esports Betting & Casino Brand
L33T Leveling System Rewards
Weekly Esports Bonus up to 200 USDT
10% CashBack as a Free bet
Bet Insurance
Esports-dedicated betting section
Live Streaming and in-play bets
24/7 Live Chat
100% up to €/$700
with your first deposit
Premier Crypto Esports Betting Site
Extensive Pre-Match & Live Betting Markets
Popular & Niche Esports Markets

BIG vs Cloud9 (18:00 CEST, Oct. 8)


BIG advanced through the bracket into one of the last CS:GO tournaments Grand Final in dominant fashion, not dropping a single map and conceding 10 rounds at most in the preceding series.

  • The Germans made quick work of 9INE in the first round of the event, including a convincing 16-10 win on Vertigo – a map the Poles were widely considered as the best in the world on in the past year.
  • Then, BIG made the upset happen and eliminated ENCE in the semi-final stage of the tournament, denying Snappi the chance to play in his home country in the Royal Arena.
  • Defeating the second-best team in the world with such ease bodes well for BIG’s chances in the Grand Final as well as other tournaments going forward.

Krimbo has stepped up as the team’s star player in recent months, boasting an impressive 1.46 rating after just two matches in the event so far. He will be looking to carry over his form from the early stages of the competition and be a dominant force on the server in the Grand Final.

blast premier fall showdown eu predictions
Image: BLAST via X (@BLASTPremier)

Read also: Liquid vs Complexity Preview BLAST Fall Showdown Americas Grand Final 


The Cloud9 team, sponsored by BC.Game, so far have struggled to live up to their super team reputation.

  • They failed to make the playoffs of EPL S18 and were dismantled by ENCE in the Gamers8 quarter-final in Riyadh.
  • Motivated by the lack of results they faced in recent times, they decided to transfer the in-game leadership duties from electroNic to HObbit for the duration of this event, in order to enable electroNic to get back to his best.

The IGL swap seems to be paying off so far, as Cloud9’s rise in performance saw them best Movistar Riders and G2 on their way to the Grand Final.

They’ll be keen to advance to the BLAST Fall Finals in Copenhagen since more LAN games in front of a crowd will be invaluable practice for the newly assembled roster.

Bet on the EU Grand Final – View the best CSGO betting apps.

Esports betting is a form of entertainment to be enjoyed responsibly. Always set your limits before you play and stick to them. If you think you may have a gambling problem, seek help. Speak to your local Responsible Gambling organization for support.


Despite BIG being the more in-form team at the moment, CS:GO odds have Cloud9 as the favourites to take the win and book themselves a spot in the BLAST Fall Finals.

However, an interesting aspect of this matchup is the fact that both squads perma-ban the same map, Nuke. This could lead to a surprising veto and see both teams forced out of their comfort zone.

  • Prediction: BIG (1-2) Cloud9
  • Odds: BIG Win (2.2), Cloud9 Win (1.66)
  • CS:GO Betting Site: GG.Bet
Bruno Sobieraj

Since: September 16, 2023

My name is Bruno and my love for Counter-Strike was sparked when the Polish was plowing through opponents from 2014 to 2018. Since then, I’ve been dreaming of working in esports and here I am.

See all articles from this author

Related Articles

w7m win rainbow six invitational 2024 in sao paolo brazil
February 27, 2024

The BLAST R6 Six Invitational Breaks Records with Viewership

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege esports continues to surge as the BLAST R6 Six Invitational becomes the biggest…
Image via Rivalry
February 27, 2024

Rivalry Partners with Launders for Launders LAN in Toronto

Esports book Rivalry and caster and esports influencer Mohan “Launders” Govindasamy have unveiled the Launders LAN, a Counter-Strike 2 tournament…
February 25, 2024

How to Watch the PGL Major Copenhagen

Top-tier Counter-Strike returns in March as the PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 kicks off pitting 24 teams against each…
Best Fortnite Skins 2021
February 20, 2024

Best Fortnite Skins 2024: Which Are The Top 10 Most Popular Skins in Fortnite?

So, you want to flash your cash, and show off your Fortnite fashion to the rest of the…
GSL Season 2 Code S: Betting Preview
February 19, 2024

GSL Code S Season 1 2024 Betting Preview: Odds, Format & Predictions

Kickstarting another season, GSL Code S betting is back with the first season of 2024 kicking off in…
February 14, 2024

Rivalry and Blacklist International Extend Partnership in Dota 2-Focused Venture

Sports betting and media company Rivalry has extended its partnership with esports organization Blacklist International, as the pair of companies…
February 13, 2024

Thunderpick World Championship Returns with $1 Million Prize Pool

Online crypto betting site Thunderpick has today announced the Thunderpick World Championship 2024, an international CS2 tournament with…
Spirit vs FaZe Analysis & Prediction - IEM Katowice 2024 Grand Final
February 11, 2024

Spirit vs FaZe Analysis & Prediction – IEM Katowice 2024 Grand Final

Despite being a rematch from the group stage, this year’s IEM Katowice Grand Final has got everyone excited…