iBUYPOWER win ESEA Season 16

Tgwri1s
June 29th, 2014 23:31

iBUYPOWER have retained their ESEA title by defeating compLexity 2-0 (16-9 on de_dust2, 16-2 on de_nuke) in the Season 16 grand final, taking home $20,000.

After overpowering all European teams during the tournament, the two best domestic squads at ESEA Invite Season 16 Global Finals, iBUYPOWER and compLexity, were set for an all-North American clash in the grand final. Kory "semphis" Friesen's team would have a much tougher task ahead though, as they needed two best-of-three series wins due to coming from the lower bracket.

The first map was de_dust2 and compLexity chose to stick with defending first unlike the day before when these two met. But it was iBUYPOWER that got off to a great start, taking a 5-0 lead followed by Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham winning an unlikely 1-on-3 after planting the C4 alone in the B site for 6-0.

But despite that morale breaking clutch, coL went on to string four rounds together from that point thanks to some great play by Sean "sgares" Gares who took over the top of the scoreboard with 12:7 when the score stood at 6-4.

Spencer "Hiko" Martin's triple in the B site looked to prolong their streak, but Latham upped the stakes with a 4-kill of his own for 7-4. iBP went back to a five round advantage at 9-4 when a couple of solid rounds by Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert sparked coL back to 9-6 at the half.


swag had three 4-kill rounds in the second half

To start the second half, 17-year-old Braxton "swag" Pierce showed that this will be his part of the match as he scored 4 kills in the pistol round. Despite that, his teammates didn't contribute so Friesen won a 1-on-2 situation that made the score 9-7.

But Pierce was right back at it with two MAG7 kills stopping a B attack, after which Latham prevented Martin from winning another 1-on-2.

The action kept on coming as coL pulled back straight away, converting their third B attack this time with CZ75s. The scoreboard soon said 10-9 after they won the following anti-eco round, but then the server went down causing a ten minute break.

Upon restoring the match, iBUYPOWER returned much stronger, and Pierce continued dominating by scoring another 4-kill round in the B bombsite, this time with an AK47 for 13-9.

Two rounds later he was at it again, now with an AWP at the A bombsite with another 4-kill round for 15-9, cementing his place as the best player of the map and ending up with 29 kills a round later when iBP clinched it with 16-9.


iBUYPOWER were clearly the better team in the final

Needing only one more map to win back to back titles, iBUYPOWER had the perfect opportunity by starting on the CT side of de_nuke.

The best pistol round player of the event, Joshua "steel" Nissan, further increased his stock by scoring two big headshots in a 3-on-3 situation in the upper bombsite that gave iBP the desired start.

The usual second round force buy from coL was handled well and despite Gilbert having almost won a 1-on-3 in the fourth round, Latham once again kept calm and won his fourth 1-on-1 of the tournament for 4-0.

Triples from Nissan and then Sam "DaZeD" Marine kept the run going til 7-0, when coL finally looked to make a breakthrough after a couple of early picks. But there was one more obstacle in form of the very in-form Pierce, who patiently waited in the lower bombsite and managed to get a few great kills to win a 1-on-3 situation for 8-0.

If the match wasn't settled until then, that round completely destroyed coL's spirits and they went on to lose the half 15-0.

A pistol ace from their new in-game leader Friesen erased the zero from the scoreboard, but as soon as iBP bought weapons they closed the map out 16-2, thus retaining their ESEA title and taking home $20,000.

 iBUYPOWER K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierceswag 52 - 26 +26 - 1.86
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 40 - 21 +19 - 1.48
United States Sam 'DaZeD' MarineDaZeD 41 - 22 +19 - 1.41
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissansteel 29 - 22 +7 - 1.12
Canada Keven 'AZK' LariviereAZK 27 - 27 0 - 0.90
 compLexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 34 - 35 -1 - 1.04
United States Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res 28 - 36 -8 - 0.81
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' FriesenSEMPHIS 19 - 37 -18 - 0.66
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 25 - 40 -15 - 0.65
United States Todd 'anger' Williamsanger 12 - 41 -29 - 0.28

ESEA Invite Season 16 Global Finals standings

1. United States iBUYPOWER - $20,000
2. United States compLexity - $6,000
3. Poland Virtus.pro - $4,500
4. Ukraine Natus Vincere - $4,000
5-6. Sweden NiP - $3,500
5-6. United States NetcodeGuides.com - $3,500
7-8. United States Manajuma - $3,000
7-8. Spain OverGaming - $3,000

iBUYPOWER will now look to qualify for EMS One Cologne, where compLexity already have a spot, while NiP and Natus Vincere will stick around in Texas, USA to attend IronGaming LAN next weekend.

n1
2014-06-29 23:31
Would've loved seeing iBP vs. Dignitas. Think that would've been the most even matchup.
2014-06-30 05:00
+1
2014-06-30 07:14
#2
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Spain thinkii 
n1
2014-06-29 23:31
n1
2014-06-29 23:31
#4
Hungary v11K 
poor col :(
2014-06-29 23:32
#102
fox | 
World WEZZyx 
coL deserved 1st place after beating Na'Vi, NiP and VP ..
2014-06-30 00:45
True iBP only beat VP and even that was 2-1
2014-06-30 01:00
Well, they also beat coL... four times.
2014-06-30 01:13
yep
2014-06-30 01:48
Try to create a event that if who has the most win against Europe will win. ROFL!
2014-06-30 04:14
#186
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United States ShreddiE^ 
coL beat VP and even that was 2-1 also...
2014-07-01 00:18
+ NiP + Na'Vi And they were completly underdog
2014-07-01 00:35
And VP beat NiP and VP was actually the most feared opponent because you can't predict their playstyle. If iBP went through VP as they did, they probably would've taken down anyone. If Na`Vi had Edward on the other hand, coL wouldn't have probably been in the finals.
2014-06-30 03:03
#133
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Israel selukvey 
Don't forget that snax almost didnt sleep at all
2014-06-30 06:34
and yet he was the best in VP throughout the tourney
2014-06-30 09:15
they didnt "go through VP as they did" it was rly close game with jetlagd tired vp with no sleep
2014-06-30 07:26
+1
2014-06-30 09:15
If they can't beat IBP (twice), they clearly don't deserve 1st place.
2014-06-30 07:22
+1
2014-06-30 12:41
#5
Lithuania EdvaG 
im too slow :(
2014-06-29 23:32
#62
United Kingdom .nsk 
Only 2 seconds :D
2014-06-29 23:52
lol
2014-06-30 00:46
#6
Spain arksw 
n1
2014-06-29 23:32
arf :D wp iBP!
2014-06-29 23:32
#8
Japan rexxy 
not n1
2014-06-29 23:32
n1
2014-06-29 23:32
n1 god damn why are you nerds so fast
2014-06-29 23:32
;;;;d
2014-06-29 23:32
n1
2014-06-29 23:32
200% deserved!
2014-06-29 23:32
ez
2014-06-29 23:32
USA N1 EU wronk
2014-06-29 23:32
lol
2014-06-29 23:32
NOIICE, wp IBP Shitty final tho, what a shame.
2014-06-29 23:33
wheere expected comments?
2014-06-29 23:33
NA>EU
2014-06-29 23:33
care
2014-06-29 23:34
Well Deserved ;) nice one IBP!
2014-06-29 23:33
no n0thing no win
2014-06-29 23:33
na cs at top like it should be
2014-06-29 23:33
expected
2014-06-29 23:33
#25
Korea ws0 
shame that coL can't perform vs NA teams.. but they played great vs NiP VP and NaVi
2014-06-29 23:34
That was pretty lame, to be honest :/ ggs all-around though
2014-06-29 23:34
gg:)
2014-06-29 23:34
Seems like Semphis won't be calling Skadoodle an onliner anymore lol.
2014-06-29 23:34
he did that to disrupt him,it worked a couple times before and pro players do that all the time
2014-06-29 23:50
#31
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Poland venomstw 
NA>NA confirmed, NA>world, NA> universe, just NA
2014-06-29 23:35
what a boring final
2014-06-29 23:35
gg's grats guys
2014-06-29 23:35
ESL Cologne next, lets see if iBP will deliver
2014-06-29 23:35
deserved !
2014-06-29 23:35
deserved
2014-06-29 23:36
gg they deserve! But I just cant understand, why there isn't enough break time for the players ? Vp sleeped only 4 hours and back to game.... so stupid. Ibuy rest all day... This cs go players are just human, they need to regeneration...
2014-06-29 23:36
u want a break? dont lose a match because you will have to play in the lower bracket
2014-06-29 23:37
wow, that's one of the most stupid posts I've seen in a while. gj.
2014-06-30 00:01
what's wrong with what he said? you fail to perform the first time, you get a second chance but with disadvantages.
2014-06-30 05:16
what you said is true. but the disadvantage should be only that u dont have a 'loosing' bonus (+ less games and less chance for opponents to read your game and u have more chance to read opponents), not that u get to sleep 4 hours. what roman said was stupid, thats it
2014-06-30 11:40
honestly it was VP problem (snax), esea rescheluded their matches as they wanted
2014-06-29 23:38
1.) Snax got there late. 2.) They lost and had to play in the lower bracket - more matches.
2014-06-29 23:44
strange lan nip place 5th-6th, two american teams in the final and the final was a complete blowout would have been nice to at least see a third map lol.
2014-06-29 23:38
Well, I don't find it so strange after all. VP took Katowice, Na´Vi won the Starladder, Fnatic took DHW, NiP took DHS - and the list goes on. It's starting to get boring imho.
2014-06-29 23:41
I don't find it boring. I like how different teams can win tournaments, as opposed to one team dominating the entire scene.
2014-06-29 23:45
No he is saying that a team from the hosting country has won every time.
2014-06-30 00:07
thats why cologne will be interesting
2014-06-30 00:39
Ha! Because no german team is able to win this, I get it
2014-06-30 00:54
How can competetivness and equal chances for winning be boring? So when Nip was winning every game it was interesting to you?
2014-06-30 00:05
You don't know enough about cs scene to understand what he meant :)
2014-06-30 01:13
He was just saying that it's boring that the "home team" has been winning every tournament. I really think it's coincidence though. Especially in this case, there was no screaming crowd of Americans rooting for iBP. It could have been anywhere.
2014-06-30 09:15
#42
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Brazil 1kuNg 
bad1
2014-06-29 23:38
#43
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Denmark jjh 
spectacular to watch, very wp ibp. excited to see this roster at esl cologne.
2014-06-29 23:38
HLNA3 confirmed
2014-06-29 23:39
2014-06-29 23:40
try to beat me dude : imgur.com/5ueWFKj started with 4 stat ak red laminate mw at the beginning of the event :3
2014-06-29 23:45
gimme something kappa
2014-06-30 00:00
Holy shet.Give me one key at least, to open my phoenix :( I'm a poor boy -.-
2014-06-30 00:00
jelly #1
2014-06-30 00:01
#106
SpawN | 
Slovakia mBust3r 
jelly #2
2014-06-30 00:52
It's a shame that Complexity who beat NiP, Na'Vi & Virtus.Pro in Bo3's simply cannot beat American rivals iBP. Such a shame for Complexity, but wp to iBP who absolutely smashed it. Unfortunately the Final didn't really deliver as one would hope with any of these tournaments.
2014-06-29 23:41
Yeah, but it's their fault for doing so badly online
2014-06-29 23:50
americans win this tournament, chinese win esl one in dota 2. this is the end of europe as we know it
2014-06-29 23:43
That upper and lower bracket advantage is so stupid. Of course the team from the upper bracket is entitled to have some kind of advantage. But a BO3 lead? Come on. It's almost impossible to win that tournament if you're coming from the lower bracket. They should make a change there. New advantage for the upper bracket team. Maybe something about map pick, so they could force the lower bracket team to play a map they don't usually play/like. Like forcing Na´Vi to play de_nuke, Titan to play de_train and so on.
2014-06-29 23:46
you say its impossible to win but iBP did it last esea lan vs Titan
2014-06-29 23:48
He said it was almost impossible. Which is true.
2014-06-29 23:59
If you can win one BO3 why can't you win another one? lol It is favourable for the upper bracket team like it should be.
2014-06-30 08:39
You can. It's not just a high chance of that happening if the upper bracket team with the advantage just need to have 2 good maps that they are good at. Where as the lower bracket team needs to win 4 maps in a row and the chances of getting 4 maps that favors you and not the opposite team are very small. Yes, it should favour the upper bracket team, but not by THAT much. Like I said, it makes it VERY hard to win. I would bet on _ANY_ team, even if iBP had to face NiP if they had a BO3 lead.
2014-06-30 14:33
why would it be true? if one team is better than the other then theres a good probability that they would win 2-0 in maps. if theyre close in skill then sry, u fell to lower bracket. i think its pretty fair
2014-06-30 15:31
2-0? They have to win 4-0 to win 2xBO3. Which, if you read #178, I give good reasons as to why that is pretty hard to do. It's too big of an advantage, 1 map BO5 advantage > anything else IMO.
2014-06-30 18:57
the advantage is only 1 map, not 2xBO3. i thought it was one BO3 final with 1-0 advantage, but its still the same. they need to win 1 map to be even (thats the penalty for already loosing one map/bo3 in the tournament). i dont know who chooses the first map to be played but it would be fair if the team from lower bracket picks the map first
2014-06-30 22:47
partially agreed, but how else would we do it? a single map advantage doesnt seem like enough. do we do a BO5 with 2 map advantage?
2014-06-30 00:49
That wouldn't make any sense because then the upper bracket team would only have two win 1 map. BO5 with 1 map advantage and maybe veto advantage too. Good enough.
2014-06-30 03:05
I'm almost sure teams (edit: from the lower bracket) would prefer 2 BO3 than BO5 with map AND veto disadvantage.
2014-06-30 08:40
Thats why I said MAYBE veto advantage if people didn't think 1 map advantage was enough (which I personally think it is).
2014-06-30 14:28
considering how much more coL and VP had to play, 1 map bo5 is pretty good, this format of 2 bo3 finals is really fucking weird of you are looking at it from the perspective of other esports
2014-06-30 05:19
The whole point of double elim is not to lose 2 BO3's, doesn't matter about the opponent. Anything else punishes IBP for going undefeated.
2014-06-30 01:22
+1
2014-06-30 11:04
#53
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Macedonia balich 
complexity have complex called ibp :D they play awesome vs NiP,VP,Na'Vi but got fear of ibp idk why ANYWAY GG IBP deserved
2014-06-29 23:47
Expected and predicted
2014-06-29 23:47
#55
Denmark sebN 
skadoodle! <3
2014-06-29 23:48
#57
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Brazil cadik 
no swag no win
2014-06-29 23:48
#58
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Russia goodjob 
2ez4swaggy
2014-06-29 23:48
Hate to say it, but if n0thing and/or hiko aren't carrying HARD, they can't seem to win. Jordan with +43 in the VP win, Jordan and Hiko with +20 and +18 in the Navi win, and Hiko with +30 in the NiP win. Congrats to NA teams, and GL at ESL!
2014-06-29 23:50
yea its hard to win when your best players dont play well
2014-06-29 23:54
There's a difference between playing well and putting up a +43 score against VP...
2014-06-29 23:57
Yeah, I really don't think that coL deserved to beat VP. (or NiP for that matter). They're great at causing upsets, but they're just not at their skill level.
2014-06-30 09:18
waddup now n0thing , still got nothing haahhaah
2014-06-29 23:52
CS needs home\away matches confirmed
2014-06-29 23:53
congrats NA! Nice to see some competition :)
2014-06-29 23:53
LOL coL part ways with swag and now swag is the top fragger against him GG
2014-06-29 23:53
swag left by own will
2014-06-30 14:44
gg wp! what a weird final tho
2014-06-29 23:57
fiff>anger
2014-06-30 00:00
#74
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
When your best player moves to your biggest rival ofc you will have some complex and fear... anger sucks, +freakazoid pls
2014-06-30 00:01
congratz iBP, I hope they qualify for ESL One :)
2014-06-30 00:01
Col has some serious mental block against ibuypower. None of their players perform well against them.
2014-06-30 00:03
no n0thing, no win :[ Hiko can't play alone ..
2014-06-30 00:04
#82
World nm:E 
coL this weekend have made a strong case for a TOP5 world status and iBP have looked more than promising going into the future. It would have been more interesting had we seen iBP match up against NiP and Na´Vi as well though. We already knew coL fares well against the european elite, and we also knew that iBP is #1 in NA. Nevertheless, some historic stuff. NiP finishing out of the TOP4, the first american win over NiP and what that means for the "scene's psyche". I would like for the teams to talk about how they liked the scheduling though. As much as ESEA "puts the emphasis on competition", I can't imagine that teams like VP and coL were not halfway asleep throughout some of it. Edward not being able to attend, Titan not being allowed to attend and OverGaming stepping in for Titan instead of dignitas still leaves a pretty bitter taste in my mouth. As does all the "NA vs. EU" talk.
2014-06-30 00:06
I agree with you. Though I don't reeally think that VP was affected by the sleep schedule. They were able to beat NiP, which is something that hadn't done since Katowice.
2014-06-30 09:20
expected
2014-06-30 00:09
#85
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Germany gg-wp 
n1 wp gg :)
2014-06-30 00:09
The absolute best ESEA LAN yet.
2014-06-30 00:13
anger 12-41 in final, team fiffy))
2014-06-30 00:13
#88
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Chile dEaux 
MVP swag <3
2014-06-30 00:17
raped hard
2014-06-30 00:17
#90
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Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
smells like freedom
2014-06-30 00:24
i know, i can almost taste the democracy.
2014-06-30 00:33
anger newbie
2014-06-30 00:24
#92
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Ukraine petruska 
steeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel+swaaaaaaaaaaaag
2014-06-30 00:25
Unexpected that neither NiP or VP made the final. But Im impressed by both the american teams. Seems tho that iBP got some kind of advantage against coL since they didn't play even close to the level they did against the europeans.
2014-06-30 00:32
#97
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Portugal noxer* 
swag rating u.u
2014-06-30 00:37
#99
Estonia rYm 
THIS! : Todd 'anger' Williams 12-41 -29 33.3 0.28
2014-06-30 00:41
coL dont know how to beat iBP :P gg wellplayed murica :)
2014-06-30 00:41
Lost all my skins this tourney wtf :D
2014-06-30 00:43
congratz!
2014-06-30 00:49
NA > globe
2014-06-30 01:39
lol @ anger
2014-06-30 01:55
coL made the tournament and IBP won it. gg and gj NA
2014-06-30 02:09
Fiffy and anger should form a new team
2014-06-30 02:17
xDD
2014-06-30 03:02
Please invite NA teams to all tournaments... its time to have 4 groups and not 2 :DD
2014-06-30 02:23
swag!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2014-06-30 03:04
NA teams really played well this tournament. Whenever I watch lans I try to think about silly things like travel and distance and time zones. The Euro's had to come a long way to compete but when it came down to it they were outplayed. Yet no one makes mention of their poor play the same way a NA team traveling to Europe would. They would deal with relatively same distance and travel, even worse being in a foreign country where not everything is in english. I know it's a silly argument to make, prob get trolled for it. But it's how I feel. A NA team not playing well in Europe would get trolled much harder than a European team not playing well in the US.
2014-06-30 03:08
Yeah i agree it was luck that ibp won
2014-06-30 05:48
When someone from the US wants to travel to EU, he usually has it much easier than otherwise. (VISA, byrocracy etc...) If I remember correctly, everytime a US team attended a LAN in EU, they traveled like week or at least a few days ahead. I'm not saying that this is a good excuse for the european teams performing bad, but it surely is a strong factor. Lets see if the teams which are staying for Irongaming LAN will perform better, but I believe they will.
2014-06-30 09:59
if you would have told me yesterday it would be an all american final, and nip would be out, I would have told you, no joking, that you are a fucking idiot. This absolutely blows my mind. ESEA NA RIGGING COMPETITIONS?!? tbh this is SUCH a good result for NA and global CSGO, the fact virtus beat nip, and NA teams beat both for an all NA final is just nuts. Watchout world, the US is back.
2014-06-30 03:10
I didn't read all the comments, but saw a few where ppl are mad at coL saying crap about them, so here is what I have to say to all the kids, but mainly not to anyone as there's no point to waste time on arguing, but to the coL boiz themselves! I want to congratulate them (compLexity) with their DESERVED silver 2nd place beating 3 TOP EU teams making it a fairly hard road for themselves knocking out the DreamHack finalists aka NiP as well as eliminating unrealistically strong and with a unique at times play team called Virtus.pro as well as Na`Vi, even though they played with a stand in, but still it was a dangerous team to play against even with a stand in and overcoming all that they made it to the grand finals coming from the lower bracket and let me tell ya that im pretty sure they are more than happy with what they've got and where they stand so far and I really doubt that they are THAT MUCH upset with the overall grand final performance... Its obviously upsetting when you're on the spot playing for the 1st gold place and obviously want to win and then fail badly like that (16:2 2nd map), but it felt like they were already happy with what they've got (maybe at some point it looked like they didnt even expect and didnt realize what they had already done/achieved in the past couple of days taking into consideration the fact that semphis said they didnt practice much or at all and became all lazy and n0ting was on E3 and was away and couldnt play, so....) and still made it to grand finals... They've come a long way and nothing to take away from iBUYPOWER, but some ppl did say that coL deserved more simply because they beat 3 TOP teams where as iBUYPOWER only met VP on their way to GF, but I dont buy this crap fully as I am confident in saying that iBUYPOWER were ready 100% for this event and I really doubt if they happened to play other EU teams they'd fail, I'm confident they'd still make their way through to GFs, but at the end physically we only saw coL really do it... There is a psychological and philosophical view to how coL played in GF and it is/was visible that its not that they gave up, but it felt like they were confident and okay with their 2nd place and I bet this result will motivate the team... They obviously probably got over burned and overexcited with previous EU teams wins and couldn't gt their crap together for the final, but its okay... We're not looking for excuses... Like I said iBUYPOWER didnt give any chances and deserved their 1st spot at the event, its just all the crap talking bout coL has to stop as the guys did a marvelous job! The only thing I have to say about one of the players is ANGER has to step up with the fragging abilities, he's got it all, but it just seems that he's whether not comfortable still playing for the team or he is comfortable, but cannot find his place in the team or spot to hold or role to play, but anger needs to do some... There's no changes needed in the team.. coL are ready to destroy, but anger needs to find himself! Btw, most of what I said about coL and for those who would say WHY ARE YOU GIVING SO MUCH CREDIT TO COL is due to the official facts that I gathered from Dust's "THE HYPE" shows prior ESEA finals with semphis and steel where semphis clearly wasnt sure they'd perform well and kind of confirmed coL became lazy and didnt really practice for ESEA lan and sir steel kind of confirmed that as well in another THEY HYPE show saying that he as well rarely notices coL practicing together as team and saying coL didnt seem to be ready for LAN AT ALL, so after hearing all that in the show and then witnessing such great performances by coL there's not much left to say! If all that said during the interviews was true and coL really didnt prepare much or at all except for individual plays then I can only imaging what would have happened... For those who missed those two THE HYPE SHOWS here are the two youtube links with both players' itnerviews: semphis interview youtube.com/watch?v=nYZjV_RSnlE steel interview youtube.com/watch?v=hmwp3fAvyZA gj!
2014-06-30 03:21
I think that the most even matchup would've been iBP vs. Dignitas.
2014-06-30 05:01
looooooooooooooool, good morning, this made my day!
2014-06-30 06:45
What's funny about it? I think that would be a great matchup.
2014-06-30 09:24
it would be, indeed!
2014-06-30 16:21
Congrats! :D
2014-06-30 07:29
coL relies too much on n0thing and Hiko smashing everything.. nuke was a complete joke, coL made so many big mistakes that it was hard to see how they even made the finals with that kind of play. anyway superb play by iBP, it will be cool to see them play at next major - i think they are a real contender now
2014-06-30 08:02
coL has always been that way. They're able to cause upsets because they play so strangely. Even though they beat the top 3 EU teams this tournament, I'd say they're nowhere near consistent enough to be considered a top 3 team.
2014-06-30 09:25
Yeah, I absolutely agree. They had very little ideas after iBP started shutting them down early on on nuke. It might be because Semphis took over the role of igl recently and maybe the new style they're playing is easier to counter for iBP but still.. getting 0 rounds as T on nuke is just horrible. I'd say that they are somewhere in the top10 currently but iBP on the other hand could easily become a household top3 team. They have so much individual talent as well as a great IGL. Skadoodle & swag are both just fucking nuts individually, they also had very impressive teamplay and what maybe impressed me the most was their versatile CT play. They changed things up almost every round, rotating Ska with the awp to different positions to make it impossible for the other team to truly adapt to their play.
2014-06-30 10:23
Great vacation for the europeans (prize money just enough to pay for flights, accomodation and meals) and a bit of training for the serious events in Europe. "Thanks, USA." - they all said. Next time you are in Europe, coL and iBUYPOWER, don't leave the skill on the plane (like it usually happens).
2014-06-30 08:09
Im pretty sure iBP will be a real contender @ ESL Cologne. They seem like a very complete team atm.
2014-06-30 10:25
Hope so.
2014-06-30 13:52
Im pretty sure they will not make it out of qualifiers like in Katowice. Complexity maybe will.
2014-07-01 11:26
iBP top3 @ world
2014-06-30 08:48
A lot of people probably still laugh at that idea, but I really think so. Their team is full of talent.
2014-06-30 09:26
thats what i told ;-)
2014-06-30 09:28
hahah
2014-06-30 12:28
Interesting to see IBP in cologne.
2014-06-30 09:04
indeed
2014-06-30 09:29
I wanted col to win cause n0thing has been on form this tournament that I haven't seen in a long time. GG ibp. Skadoodle getting his online form translate to lan now.
2014-06-30 09:33
gj murica
2014-06-30 09:43
Hope we'll see iBP and CoL at more European events after this victory. Would make more interesting games early in the tournament, as more even teams will have to put up a fight. Also to see if they can conquer Europe at a European LAN.
2014-06-30 10:33
gj :3
2014-06-30 10:34
#164
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Russia AR4ER 
Europe raped ;)
2014-06-30 10:47
Esea finals were stupid, you can't play 2 bo3 and for the viewers it is too long. If you are coming from the lower bracket you should have 1 map disadvantage
2014-06-30 12:17
Last ESEA, Titan had 1 Bo3 advantage and IBP came from the lower brackets. They still won.
2014-06-30 12:48
Yes but I don't want to watch 2 bo3 as a viewer, I don't watch 4 hours of cs go sry
2014-06-30 14:17
n1
2014-06-30 12:42
This just fucks up every ranking, hehe. Good job, iBP! You guys really showed that you are a contender. Hope to see iBP in Europe soon! TOP10~ in the world is crazy at the moment ;)
2014-06-30 13:23
I say from now on we host EVERY LAN EVENT at The North Pole. No fans cheering there. No home advantage. And it's chilly like a mothafucka
2014-06-30 22:39
Advantage for people from the north. Used to the cold
2014-07-01 11:44
#192
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United Kingdom jMz86 
Just hold them all in London. The weather is not too hot nor too cold, easy access from all over the world and there is no UK team good enough to benefit from home advantage as they generally don't qualify or make it out groups anyway. =]
2014-07-02 15:44
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