MOUZ and Cloud 9 will face off in the 1/4 finals of the IEM Rio Major 2022. Who will continue to fight for the trophy?
The "Mice" became one of the best in the Candidates stage, having won three victories in three matches, but difficulties appeared in the Legends stage, as it was not possible to find stability. Only in the game of the fifth round, the guys from the MOUZ team managed to win a third victory, and with it a ticket to the quarterfinals. On the Ancient MOUZ map, she left no chance to her ENCE opponents, winning 16-5, then lost without a chance on Nuke (8-16), and then turned out to be better on the third decisive map (16-9 on Mirage).
But for Cloud 9, the Candidates' stage turned out to be incredibly difficult, and after the third round, the guys could go home, but after two defeats in a row, they gathered, won three victories in a row by 2-0 and entered the Legends Stage. And there the winning streak lasted, and the "Clouds" managed without negative results, alternately closing FaZe Clan (16-14 on Overpass), Natus Vincere (16-14 on Mirage) and Heroic on two maps (16-9 on Vertigo and 16-9 on Inferno).
I propose to bet on the victory of the Cloud 9 team, which started very unsuccessfully, but was able to make a comeback, and then began to gain momentum from match to match. MOUZ, on the other hand, plays very unstable, making a lot of mistakes, which the "Clouds" should take advantage of.