Cloud9 vs ENCE Match Preview, Odds & Predictions

Published: Dec 12, 2023

The $1.000.000 event is set to begin shortly in Abu Dhabi, as Cloud9 take on ENCE in the BLAST World Final opening matchup.

CS2 odds used in this article were provided by one of the best CS2 betting sites, Pinnacle

Cloud9 vs ENCE Match Preview


In spite of Cloud9’s former star player Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov’s recent departure from the roster, the Russian-majority squad seems to be getting on fine without the AWPer. However, they did have an off tournament at BetBoom Dacha, where they suffered two tough losses courtesy of MIBR and their fellow countrymen in BetBoom.

Cloud9’s performance at the event is largely dependent on the form that Denis “electroNic” Sharipov and Sergey “Ax1Le” Rykhtorov will be in. These two players have the ability to completely take over the server and control the game for their team.


ENCE’s rise to the top of professional Counter-Strike has been largely attributed to the leadership duo of Marco “Snappi” Pffeifer and Eetu “sAw” Saha. However, the pair departed the roster a few weeks ago and have since been replaced by the most decorated in-game leader in the history of CS:GO, Lukas gla1ve” Rossander and a vastly experienced coach Jakub “kuben” Gurczyński.

The team’s first outing with their new lineup wasn’t perfect, but now all the ENCE players have had some time to practice and gel together, which should bode well for their chances in Abu Dhabi.

Cloud9 vs ENCE
Image Credits: Pinnacle

Cloud9 vs ENCE Odds & Prediction

Pinnacle Esports have Cloud9 as favourites to win the opening BO3 against ENCE and advance into the Group A Upper Final. Both teams’ recent performances suggest that it will be a close game.

Odds are accurate at the time of writing and are liable to change. 

Hero image credits: BLAST

Bruno Sobieraj
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.

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