Cloud9 is quite clearly one of the strongest teams in LCS. Their current record is 11 W – 3 L. Compared to Golden Guardians’ 7 W – 7 L, it’s not bad at all. But the advantages don’t stop there. C9 defeated this opponent around 6 weeks ago and not much has changed since then. It’s true that C9 has not had the best weeks in the last month or so, having lost several matches against various league opponents. But the skill difference here is still astronomical. Cloud9 is Sven’s squad, while GG does not have a single exceptional player, perhaps with the exception of Hauntzer. Going into this match, C9 is expected to win in 30-40 minutes. In the process, they’re almost guaranteed to be the first to kill Barron.