Cloud9 and NIP are matched up against each other in the Semi Finals of the SL I League Season 2 to be held on the 11th of September 2016 at 1100 CEST.
Cloud9 have had a fairly good run so far in the tournament. Their matchups definitely have been against weaker opponents, however they have been able to win matches with score lines of 16-4, 16-5 etc. That being said, its been mainly aim thats better for Cloud9 over these teams than plain gameplay and strategy. They are up against NIP today in the semi finals. If we compare the aim of the two teams, NIP comes out ahead for sure.
NIP have been slowly improving their gameplay over the past few months. The addition of Maikelele ( even though he is a s standin ) definitely has helped the team to a large extent. Maikelele has been slowly being really close to NIP over the past few months. We saw him standing in during the transition period between Allu and Pyth. Maikelele as an individual has improved by leaps and bounds since his initial NIP days. The AWPEr has shown grit and determination to win several clutch rounds during his time on Faze.
The Prediction : 64%-36% in favor of NIP
The Bet : Medium on NIP.