Cloud9 see off Liquid in Montreal

Cloud9 are through to the ESWC 2015 semi-finals after moving past Team Liquid 2-0 (16-11 on de_overpass and 16-14 on de_inferno).

The first quarter-final match of ESWC 2015 brought together two North American rivals, with the theoretical advantage going to Cloud9, who had performed incredibly well at the ESL ESEA Pro League finals, one week before.

It was, however, Liquid who came out the brighter in this match as they won the opening three rounds on de_overpass, their choice of map. In the first gun round, Cloud9 entered the long area with ease, which left them in a 4vs2 situation before even entering the site, which they held down effectively.

Cloud9 went on to add the following two rounds to bring the scoreline to 3-3, but then Liquid picked themselves up and restored a three-round lead at 6-3. Triple kills from Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert and Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir in the following two rounds powered Cloud9 to reduce the deficit to 5-6, which forced an early timeout from Liquid.Eric "adreN" Hoag's call proved effective as the team regained control of the proceedings and finished the half up 9-6.

Two entry kills in the B bombsite from Kyle "flowsicK" Mendez in the pistol round as Terrorists further enlarged Liquid's lead, but then they were completely taken aback by n0thing's double Scout kill in long, which put Cloud9 back in the game.


Cloud9 secure a top-four finish 

Cloud9 won several rounds in a row to overturn the deficit, and not even Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski's ace in the 25th round prevented them from securing a 16-11 finish.

Next up was de_inferno, where a triple kill from freakazoid in the pistol round gave Cloud9 the start they were looking for. They were able to carry on this momentum and take a 6-0 lead, but their streak would come to an end in the following round thanks to a triple kill from Nick "nitr0" Cannella.

Cloud9 replied immediatelly after, leaving Liquid's economy in shambles and forcing a timeout out of adreN. Liquid would go on to string a few rounds together, but a 5-10 deficit meant that they still had a mountain to climb to turn this game around.

n0thing absolutely demolished Liquid in the following pistol round with a quad kill. Many believed that the game was about to come to a close, but Liquid refused to throw in the towel and started crawling their way back into the game, only to falter when they were one round away from taking the game to overtime.

The first quarter-final match of ESWC 2015 brought together two North American rivals, with the theoretical advantage going to Cloud9, who had performed incredibly well at the ESL ESEA Pro League finals, one week before.
It was, however, Liquid who came out the brighter in this match as they won the opening three rounds on de_overpass, their choice of map. In the first gun round, Cloud9 entered the long area with ease, which left them in a 4vs2 situation before even entering the site, which they held down effectively.
Clou9 went on to add the following two rounds to bring the scoreline to 3-3, but then Liquid picked themselves up and restored a three-round lead at 6-3. Triple kills from n0thing and freakazoid in the following two rounds powered Cloud9 to reduce the deficit to 5-6, which forced an early timeout from Liquid.adreN's call proved effective as the team regained control of the proceedings and finished the half up 9-6.
Two entry kills in the b bombsite from flowsicK in the pistol round as Terrorists further enlarged Liquid's lead, but then they were completely taken aback by n0thing's double Scout kill in long, which put Cloud9 back in the game.

ESWC 2015Best of 3
Matchpage
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11th July 2015
16
Overpass
11
16
Inferno
14

 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 52 - 40 +12 - 1.21
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 38 - 33 +5 - 1.08
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 40 - 38 +2 - 0.99
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid 38 - 39 -1 - 0.95
United States Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res 36 - 39 -3 - 0.90
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 45 - 36 +9 - 1.14
United States Eric 'adreN' HoagadreN 43 - 42 +1 - 1.09
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 39 - 42 -3 - 0.92
United States Kyle 'flowsicK' MendezflowsicK 31 - 40 -9 - 0.82
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 30 - 45 -15 - 0.72

United States Kyle 'flowsicK' Mendez
Kyle 'flowsicK' Mendez
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
395
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
783
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
600
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
hard opponent
2015-07-11 19:10
#6
Europe raein 
Kappa
2015-07-11 19:11
no Keppo
2015-07-11 19:24
#3
FalleN | 
Russia bRAZILR 
okqy
2015-07-11 19:10
#5
Turkey genco 
ez
2015-07-11 19:10
it only took 3 hour 10 min to get it done =(
2015-07-11 19:11
nv 3-0 nip faster
2015-07-11 19:14
:D
2015-07-11 20:48
1hr and 40 mins were delays lel
2015-07-11 20:49
expected
2015-07-11 19:11
ELiGE is amazing. Said noone ever but murican fanboys.
2015-07-11 19:11
dazed was mediocre
2015-07-11 19:20
mediocre stats. :)
2015-07-11 19:24
quite good stats for an IGL , its not like he was lacking fire power ;)
2015-07-11 19:55
Not even for an IGL, 1.08 is just good in general.
2015-07-11 22:39
better rating than shroud, byali, dupreeh, cajunb, flamie
2015-07-11 20:50
stats ain't everything bruh. dazed was good at one thing: anti-stratting c9 online. doesn't matter anyway, his career is over now. he's desperate to stay relevant, lucky for him he's got reddit novas convinced they'll get gud if they just listen to his armchair analysis and subscribe to netcodeguides
2015-07-11 20:53
why are you not accepting that dazed was one of the best na players and the best igl?
2015-07-11 20:53
because it's not true. he was mediocre, he wasn't the lost savior of NA and definitely wasn't going to do anything else in his career besides continue to get knocked out of group stages and anti-strat c9 online.
2015-07-11 20:54
why so salty? they finaly did good stuff in europe but then swag and the throw happened
2015-07-11 20:59
Dazed is NA's best IGL. ask anyone that actually KNOWS about CS.
2015-07-11 21:05
dazed was amazing
2015-07-11 20:06
Yes, SWAG and Dazed were good against americans...their stats consist solely of games against shit american teams. I remember ibuypower at the majors...16-2 and what not.
2015-07-11 20:23
amazing at anti-stratting c9 so he could boast about never dropping a map to them. only other notable result is a faceit lan no one cared about or prepared for, and an esea lan no one cared about or prepared for. mediocre talent.
2015-07-11 20:57
yes no one cared about those lans how else could they do well? by getting better? obviosly not they had dazed on the team pls stop being so salty
2015-07-11 21:02
^^^ agreed.
2015-07-11 21:06
#65
ruuit | 
Serbia Wule123 
none of us here can call dazed mediocre
2015-07-11 21:44
#25
United States shbx 
elige is pretty great online but hes a young dude and has lan anxiety, im sure if he can develop more and go to more lans his performance will improve.
2015-07-11 19:25
Dude I don't care about this, there is plenty of players who can take his places. I don't see why this guy can go from the bottom and instantly play for NA's 2nd best team outta nowhere. It's just astonishing to me
2015-07-11 19:27
#29
United States shbx 
he can do that because he's talented and has a lot of potential. shroud did the same thing for c9.
2015-07-11 19:40
#45
DSK | 
Albania DSK- 
but shroud is a prodigy, you can compare hes aim with the best.
2015-07-11 20:48
elige is a bit of prodigy in his own right, frankly. but he's raw, undeveloped and needs experience more than anything. over time he will come into his own. will he reach those same heights? I doubt it, personally. I think he will definitely prove that he's a bit of prodigy in his own right, though.
2015-07-11 21:05
#58
United States shbx 
elige is a prodigy as well, the kid's 17 and has excellent aim. however, as oldshoe said, he needs development and lan experience to get better.
2015-07-11 21:05
#41
 | 
United States GeT_ReiCh 
That makes so much sense since he was able to ace c9
2015-07-11 20:31
c9 almost choked again. Liquid with the classic lan jitters, missing a lot of easy sprays. c9 caught on to it and silver rushed them for duels.
2015-07-11 19:15
There is no such things as almost choked? Wtf
2015-07-11 19:16
"almost choked" 2-0 win. rip ur brain nova friend. go back to reddit.
2015-07-11 19:21
#15
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
see ya C9 ..... see off Liquid XD
2015-07-11 19:16
rip Adren
2015-07-11 19:16
Clou9 went on to add the following two rounds Typo 3rd paragraph
2015-07-11 19:19
Shroud has been insane in the last matches.
2015-07-11 19:32
- nitro - flowsick +hiko + semphis
2015-07-11 19:35
#64
 | 
United States ferdog 
Yeah lets destroy another NA lineup with Hiko and Semphis.
2015-07-11 21:17
#31
 | 
Belarus Starvoid 
bot nitr0 spam in the chat
2015-07-11 19:49
What on earth has been happening with nitr0? He's been god awful and is typically regarded as a good player... Onliner?
2015-07-11 19:50
Onliner
2015-07-11 19:54
#39
 | 
Brazil Brazilian Wax 
The only good lan player in Liquid nowadays is Fugly. And once they kicked him, rofl.
2015-07-11 20:29
Fugly was not consistant at all!!
2015-07-11 21:09
Cloud9 win ESL Colonge 2015 no kappa
2015-07-11 20:01
Kappa because you spelled cologne wrong
2015-07-11 20:14
you spelled Köln wrong.
2015-07-11 20:30
you spelled deez nuts wrong
2015-07-11 20:52
Tough series for liquid nitro played poorly
2015-07-11 20:33
lol liquid onliners
2015-07-11 20:45
Expected. No one really believed Liquid would make it over C9.
2015-07-11 21:03
elige onliner.
2015-07-11 22:41
For a guy who is supposedly top five in NA, nitr0 is always on the bottom in lan matches that matter.
2015-07-11 23:56
GJ to both team!
2015-07-12 04:09
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