mouz see off Cloud9 2-0

mousesports have piled more misery on the North American scene after beating Cloud9 2-0 (16-11 on de_inferno and 16-10 on de_cache).

The opening map of the series was de_inferno, where mousesports came out the brighter by winning the first four rounds. Cloud9 then replied by bagging their first round of the game, but they were immediately pegged back by the German side, who restored a four-round lead.

Strong individual plays from Sean "seang@res" Gares and Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen then powered Cloud9 to turn the tide in the match as eight of the following rounds went the way of the home side, who were enjoying a 9-6 lead at the end of the half.

Now playing on the CT side, mouz were in complete control during the early stages of the half as Cloud9 found themselves unable to break through the Germans' stern defence. A quad kill from Mike "shroud" Grzesiek in the 25th round inside A gave his team a lifeline, but mouz immediately regained control of the proceedings to walk away with a 16-11 victory.

mouz progress to the Upper semi-finals 

de_cache, Cloud9's choice of map, was the one that followed, and here the North American side simply got off to a flying start by taking a 6-0 lead. But just when many certainly thought that the team would go on to equalise the series, the German side picked itself up and rallied to cut the gap to just one round before the break.

mouz then played out a flawless pistol round as CT, which allowed them to take the lead for the first time on this map, before Cloud9 won the first full gun round of the half.

But a triple kill from Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz stopped Cloud9 from winning back-to-back rounds, leaving the North Americans' economy in shambles. A timeout at 9-13 by C9 did nothing to change the course of the game, and so Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan's side will join CLG, Luminosity and Nihilum in the Lower Bracket after what was a disastrous day for North American Counter-Strike.

United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
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Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
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Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
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United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
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Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
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Ukraine gungrave 
wtf F ?
2015-04-18 04:05 it's a meme xD get troled
2015-04-18 07:38
You know where the 2. scene was from?
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Ukraine gungrave 
poor shrood :(
2015-04-18 03:39
its shrood or Shrod?
2015-04-18 07:48
lol pasha <3
2015-04-18 12:33
all na in lower bracket
2015-04-18 03:39
Semphis and Shahzam need a new team, this one is holding them back
2015-04-18 03:40
if I move on NA,I think I could play as pro that get salary from some rich org.
2015-04-18 04:18
Hiko Shroud Skadoodle Semphis n0thing pls
2015-04-18 05:28
-semphis +sgares
2015-04-18 09:22
-sgares +adreN
2015-04-18 11:05
Yea could work
2015-04-18 11:18
BOT adreN?
2015-04-18 13:42
-all +Anders x5
2015-04-18 18:01
2015-04-18 18:02
Semphis and n0thing are the two biggest problems with Cloud9 right now. Not because they lack skill, they're definitely great players, but because they just don't put in enough time and commitment into forming good/well thought out strategies. For some reason they think the team will do better just pugging it in official matches. Sgares has been trying to implement full strategies forever, but not enough people on the team want to learn them and put in the time.
2015-04-18 10:24
+1 I watched some povs from katowice, they was very confused (especially n0thing)
2015-04-18 12:09
Doesn't that sound like it's mostly sgares's fault? He is certainly no existenz and his strats are not exactly next level
2015-04-18 14:38
It feels like they dont listen to him.
2015-04-18 21:02
The impression I keep getting from watching their matches and listening in to their voicechat during the last major, is that people just don't listen to Sgares' strats.
2015-04-18 23:00
United States mah9 
NA > EU confirmed
2015-04-18 03:40
Finland 2op 
summit & moe best
2015-04-18 03:45
did NA win any major? TOP 10 - no americans deal with it
2015-04-18 11:54
Brazil c0mplexy 
Keyd shouldve been invited.
2015-04-18 03:40
Portugal dracø 
+1, even if they couldn't beat EU teams they'd rekt the NA teams.
2015-04-18 03:42
That's not how ESEA Lan works lol
2015-04-18 05:28
United States ysl 
that's how they shoukd work, at least for NA division. since NA 'invite' is not even close EU
2015-04-18 09:29
No it shouldn't at all... Esea is an American league and they should still cater towards American teams... It also gives lesser known and less skilled teams a chance to play the bigger teams from Europe, giving them more experience and helping them improve. This is good for the scene to continue growing, if you don't like it then simply don't watch the games you ignorant child.
2015-04-18 10:09
United States ysl 
so keyD shouldn't get a chance "to play the bigger teams from Europe, giving them more experience and helping them improve"? you clearly don't know what are you talking about. oh, and, umad?
2015-04-18 10:12
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what is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger
2015-04-18 03:41
Brazil c0mplexy 
with a completely new roster maybe
2015-04-18 03:41
Why are you guys not at the lan?
2015-04-18 03:42
can't speak to that but a piece of good news is you guys might see my strange self conducting interviews soonish :)
2015-04-18 03:48
with cool t-shirts and stuff :o
2015-04-18 04:02
damn good mouz. more to follow PLS
2015-04-18 03:41
unban iBP or we will riot at volvo hq ("_("__")_")
2015-04-18 03:41
esea some stats plz
2015-04-18 03:43
lol bye
2015-04-18 03:44
c9 would be a lot better with semphis replacement..
2015-04-18 03:44
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United Kingdom dezmondo 
i don't watch many of their games but i don't get why c9 are so bad. they are salaried right? at least im sure n0thing works within the org full time (correct me if i'm wrong) so why if they put in so much can they not beat a tier2 euro team in a bo3?
2015-04-18 03:52
Based on what I saw, they get counter-strat'd really easily.
2015-04-18 04:09
Until cloud9 make some major roster changes they are going to continue to be a joke.
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2015-04-18 04:00
0-2 vs a team that always underperfor offline ._. pfff riperonnis. [*]
2015-04-18 04:05
The team is completly different with Niko and Gob, +Gob is putting in alot of work and has a great impact on the team! :D (cloud 9 is shittho) ;)
2015-04-18 14:16
what mouz winning online? ahhhhhh merika:0
2015-04-18 04:25
merica you suck
2015-04-18 04:25
blame gaben
2015-04-18 04:29
gz mouz
2015-04-18 04:33
NA got raped
2015-04-18 04:41
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Brazil lgzn 
exiting B, don't kill me!!
2015-04-18 04:58
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Russia cann0n 
mouz peace off Cloud9 2-0
2015-04-18 06:30
Lel,cloud9 bots,now even mouz is thrashing C9...
2015-04-18 06:50
Netherlands [Np]KNz 
lanJ hype is real
2015-04-18 07:22
c9 n0thing, shroud, Skadoodle, hiko, tarik or swag = best team :)
2015-04-18 07:34
shox | 
Lithuania despotz 
LMAO. even EU onliners beat NA teams
2015-04-18 08:44
Not Onliners with Gob and Niko +not going to many lans and on the lans you're going to be beaten by FNATIC is not called ONLINERS ;D
2015-04-18 14:18
as long as they have seang@res at this lineup, nothing will change. a man who defends shahzam in his interviews after his performance at Katowice. Living in a dream'
2015-04-18 08:47
you expected him to come out with "yeah that mata gandhi looking motherfucker threw the entire game" ?
2015-04-18 12:57
at least he could say that he needs to improve himself or something like that. but praising him when he's like silver 2. lol
2015-04-18 20:05
This is really a big upset for Cloud9. This mousesports team isn't even an european tier1 team anymore. tabsen tho, he proves that it was stupid to let him go in the first place. Real teamplayer there.
2015-04-18 10:42
would be nice to have a proper american team compete there, maybe keyd stars can get a spot next time.
2015-04-18 11:24
Damn some noobs should get banned, ppl claim mouz tier 2 team and onliners. Mouz always been good team and if they have good day can win with everyone and everywhere. Tonight they will smash VP so later you can say vp is tier 2 -.-
2015-04-18 11:43
Honestly, the reason C9 lost inferno was because of back to back dumb plays by semphis and shahzam. Semphis tried to shoot chrisJ through coils whle he was defusing and missed, then shahzam peeked instead of maintaining his crossfire and died immediately.
2015-04-18 12:00
gob b best. shahzam so stupid :D
2015-04-18 12:04
Sweden olo7 
why gob b is not playing with old 16 mouz guys?
2015-04-18 12:16
old 16 mouz guys? i dont know
2015-04-18 12:20
because he's not a pedo homo, sweden.
2015-04-18 12:58
roman not playing gore playing j4f tixo just started playing recently ~300hrs kapio even less ~80hrs tixo and kapio want to form a team though and tixo already plays ridiculous, kapio doesn't have much time right now sinse he fokusses on some exams he has to take within the next two months but ofter that he wants to go fulltime again.
2015-04-18 13:36
tixo kapio back with gob on mouz would be sick <3
2015-04-18 14:47
stats pls?
2015-04-18 12:27
danke bruder
2015-04-18 12:34
Rip muricans no map taken from eu
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2015-04-18 15:48
cloud 9 should revamp entire team and dress dazed up as sgares and take his place as igl
2015-04-18 16:07
Or get an actual coach instead of stunna.
2015-04-18 21:07
shroud hiko skadoodle adren tarik maybehhhhhh?
2015-04-18 16:08
clown9 tier8 kick semphis,he is pure shit
2015-04-18 16:19
African Union ArisA 
This was a clear sign that NA need to make a shuffle, fast.
2015-04-18 19:49
There is always a shuffle after ESEA LAN. No american teams stay together.
2015-04-18 21:07
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Canada ozboz 
Cloud9 needs a major roster change ASAP
2015-04-18 19:54
Cloud 9 should pick me up. I'm terrible! I would fit in very well with their team. I can't believe they get paid to be terrible.
2015-04-19 06:20
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