Cloud9 beat Liquid to win iBP Cup

Cloud9 won the iBUYPOWER Invitational following a 2-1 victory over Team Liquid (16-5 on de_cache, 4-16 on de_inferno and 19-15 on de_cobblestone).

The first map of the grand final was de_cache, the exact same map where Liquid had defeated Cloud9 earlier in the tournament, but this time around the game was almost the polar opposite.

Cloud9 got off to a great start in the match and won eight of the first ten rounds, forcing Liquid to call a tactical pause to discuss strategy for the remainder of the half. The move worked to perfection as Liquid finally rallied and picked up momentum to close out the half down by just five rounds.

A massive blunder from Liquid saw them spurn a 5-vs-2 situation in the pistol round as CT as Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert and Mike "shroud" Grzesiek set up a perfect crossfire in the A bombsite site. Cloud9 were able to carry the momentum into the buy rounds, cruising to a 16-5 victory.


Cloud9 scoop domestic title 

The second map, de_inferno, began with Liquid winning the pistol round and the following anti-eco rounds to take a 3-0 lead. The next couple of rounds then went Cloud9's way, but Liquid regained control and brought the scoreline to 8-2 in their favor. The game was threatening to spiral out of control for Cloud9, but clutch rounds from Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir and Sean "seang@res" Gares gave them some breathing room. However, Liquid still managed to close out the half with an 11-4 lead thanks to some great rounds from Jacob "FugLy" Medina in the final stages.

Now playing on the defensive side of the map, Cloud9 were unable to hold off their opponents, who won five rounds in a row to equalise the series and take the game to a third map.

The final map was de_cobblestone, where Liquid once again stormed into a 3-0 lead. A quad kill from Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski then allowed Liquid to further grow their lead, but Cloud9 responded with a quad kill of their own, from freakazoid. Rounds went back and forth until the end of the half, with Cloud9 enjoying a narrow 8-7 lead going into the break.


Liquid will find solace in IEM San Jose qualification 

Cloud9 came out strongly from the restart and won the pistol round, only to be caught off-guard in the first anti-eco round as Spencer "Hiko" Martin won a 1vs3 clutch with a Tec9. Liquid took the reins of the game and brought the scoreline to 10-9, but then a triple kill from seang@res restored parity at 10 rounds.

The following three rounds also went to Cloud9 before Nick "nitr0" Cannella made sure to keep his team in the game with a quad kill. With the momentum having swung in their favor, Liquid eventually forced overtime, but then Cloud9 were simply far too hot to handle as they won four rounds in a row to take the title.

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Cobblestone
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 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 56 - 51 +5 - 1.06
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 61 - 59 +2 - 1.06
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid 53 - 52 +1 - 1.03
United States Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res 48 - 51 -3 - 0.97
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 46 - 56 -10 - 0.85
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Eric 'adreN' HoagadreN 60 - 54 +6 - 1.11
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 55 - 51 +4 - 1.08
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 58 - 54 +4 - 1.07
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 48 - 49 -1 - 0.93
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 48 - 56 -8 - 0.88

iBUYPOWER CS:GO Invitational Final Standings:

1. United States Cloud9 - $65,000
2. United States Team Liquid - $25,000
3-4. United States CLG - $5,000
3-4. Brazil Luminosity - $5,000
5-6. Australia Renegades
5-6. United States compLexity
7-8. Canada Conquest
7-8. United States Winterfox 

United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
787
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 Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
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 Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
omg
2015-11-16 02:47
Ez
2015-11-16 02:47
i arent think that nice gg
2015-11-16 02:47
#9
Poland pree 
fuk this third :C
2015-11-16 02:47
#15
Poland pree 
atleast i tried
2015-11-16 02:48
#29
Mexico Moxw 
nt m8
2015-11-16 02:51
great final
2015-11-16 02:47
awesome tourney
2015-11-16 02:48
GG's that was one heck of a finish.
2015-11-16 02:48
Hypeeee
2015-11-16 02:48
c9 liquid lg clg
2015-11-16 02:48
#18
hampus | 
Sweden Exxet 
ggwp
2015-11-16 02:48
ez for NA, EU not even top 3 this tournament lmao
2015-11-16 02:48
o rly?
2015-11-16 02:52
NA's first LAN win in a while congrats
2015-11-16 15:56
HYPE! GZ to c9!
2015-11-16 02:49
woo c9
2015-11-16 02:49
adreN new carry
2015-11-16 02:50
I watched most of this, and I'm baffled that adren has the best statistics. I didn't notice any impact frags at all, unlike nitro (who has the worst stats) seemed to get some pretty big impact kills. Stats really just don't tell the whole story.
2015-11-16 14:48
nice tier3 lan win for clown9 lets get some more 7/8 and groupstage exits against real competition :D
2015-11-16 02:50
how much you lose hiko?
2015-11-16 02:54
what?
2015-11-16 02:55
HOW MUCH???
2015-11-16 02:55
sry, but it´s a fact that they could only win against some tier3 teams. almost losing to na´s biggest online crew liquid is nothing to be hyped about
2015-11-16 02:58
#88
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United States GeT_ReiCh 
Mouz tier 1? I aren't think that
2015-11-16 03:34
what about Luminosity? I thought everyone said that they were on fire?
2015-11-16 04:44
#138
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United States NessunDorma 
"Some tier 3 teams" Luminosity is/was considered a top 10 team during this lan though...
2015-11-16 14:37
luminosity tier3 i arent think that
2015-11-16 02:56
yes tier 3 with 65k $
2015-11-16 11:46
wooop <3 c9 <3 closeaf
2015-11-16 02:50
n0thing is like "calm down, Sean. Geez"
2015-11-16 02:51
Celebrating like they've won fucking Dreamhack like the cucks they are
2015-11-16 02:51
how much muh fran?
2015-11-16 02:52
Yeah, fucking assholes are happy that they won a big local LAN....
2015-11-16 02:53
#39
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Luxembourg st470 
:))))) 1. place major 100k 1. place here 65k almost major fag
2015-11-16 02:54
#53
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Brazil lokodecrack 
major is not all about major price, theres value in it that every team practice harderd for it and the recognition for winning one of those, and NA doesnt go out of groups because when all teams are very well practiced and prepared for it they cant do shit
2015-11-16 02:58
#58
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Luxembourg st470 
ok and where are your facts that c9 can't celebrate? favela pl0x
2015-11-16 02:59
#66
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Brazil lokodecrack 
if u know how too read text u will see that i didnt said anything about celebration, they can celebrate, but ibp cup =/= major, thats it
2015-11-16 03:02
#70
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Luxembourg st470 
i was talking about money wise its almost major
2015-11-16 03:04
35k difference isn't a major.
2015-11-16 09:25
#110
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Argentina juanme555RIP 
In a major there is tier 1 and 2 european teams playing at their peak. There is a big difference between this and a major. Also, LG didn't play at their peak on this iBP event.
2015-11-16 07:37
#130
s1mple | 
Bangladesh balti 
xD nice logic xD
2015-11-16 12:57
only $35k difference so why shouldn't they
2015-11-16 02:55
<3 :D
2015-11-16 02:52
Ok well now we know - c9 is the best team in NA and don't fucking say otherwise because they just proved it so your arguments are automatically invalid.
2015-11-16 02:53
aderall is stronk in this one
2015-11-16 09:42
#35
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Hungary lemusz 
LG 3rd CLG 4th plz
2015-11-16 02:53
Nutty Stats hikoverweight~
2015-11-16 02:53
n1, c9 top NA again just like nature intended. Now to see if they can actually make ESEA lan...
2015-11-16 02:55
very entertaining match-up! gg both teams :)
2015-11-16 02:55
$65k wat ze fak, nice prize.
2015-11-16 02:58
Thats one big prize pool for tier3 teams
2015-11-16 02:58
+1
2015-11-16 09:26
Ggwp all haters can go die
2015-11-16 02:59
good job liquid, very close to winning. gg c9.
2015-11-16 02:59
#64
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Hungary lemusz 
i'm really happy they won but i cannot forget that bo1 loss on cache in the groupstage. i've lost 14 dollares there
2015-11-16 03:01
lol those ratings are shit
2015-11-16 03:05
gg 65000 not bad for a domestic event
2015-11-16 03:06
#73
World EzHS 
adren highest rating truly is rip NA
2015-11-16 03:12
Congrats, Cloud9 needed this win. its good to have multiple title contenders and not just boring predictable domestic tournaments.
2015-11-16 03:12
Lol Brazil.
2015-11-16 03:19
Nothing calling gg, If theyve done this earlier they might have went to DHW
2015-11-16 03:20
gratz NA
2015-11-16 03:25
#84
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Brazil evidence1 
NICE
2015-11-16 03:27
#85
nukkye | 
Australia riotbz 
expected
2015-11-16 03:28
Camp without doping = C9 plays too Camp with doping = C9 or click Adderall for the win
2015-11-16 03:30
1.What? 2.How much?
2015-11-16 03:56
Salty Brazilian my friend
2015-11-16 05:08
EZ FOR SHROUD
2015-11-16 03:36
No idea how they play that well vs LG but get dominated by Australians. This game is random af
2015-11-16 03:39
#93
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
I think it was more LG inconsitency than Cloud9 playing outstanding. They didn't do anything really great. Lg got overconfident after some online wins over Liquid and Cloud9, and after that 16-0 and thought they would win easily... Maybe after this loss, LG will put their shit together for RGN.
2015-11-16 04:04
Did you even see C9 during that game? the way they played at this tournament was almost near their Summer level...not too far but not too close. I think having Jordan call helped them a lot, even if it's only in prep for when they play with swag. It was nice to see C9 come back after being gone for so long...at least most of them, shroud/ska still weren't at their Summer levels.
2015-11-16 18:12
Is there a way to watch the interview post victury and maybe to watch the whole grand final?
2015-11-16 04:26
from twitch
2015-11-16 05:43
towards the end of this twitch.tv/ibuypower/v/25954444
2015-11-16 05:46
tnx
2015-11-16 07:08
you're welcome friend
2015-11-16 07:09
#99
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Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
was fun event. If you see this, nice talking to you stich
2015-11-16 05:18
quite time they win something
2015-11-16 07:51
#112
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
no doping test = adderall = c9 winning
2015-11-16 09:15
freakazoid on adderall confirmed!
2015-11-16 09:21
ez adderall9
2015-11-16 09:26
NA CS, lel. EleGiggle
2015-11-16 09:39
Imo there's not really a best NA team, interested to see Liquid at DHW. They can do some damage...
2015-11-16 09:46
if hiko starts using his aimkey then yeah, that fat bastard has been going silent after that aimkey highlight and is fucking worst player in NA atm just wait when its all forgotten hiko will start showing some inhuman reaction again, damn scum
2015-11-16 10:40
Lol...then what about those clutches like the 1v3 in cobble? Random aim key usage? haha It's true he's not playing that well right now but I think Liquid can be a good team with him in the roster
2015-11-16 11:29
liquid is already good team, but hiko doesnt live up to expectations and is currently the worst player in the team while was said to be the best player in NA he lost more clutches than he won, that 1v3 doesnt change the fact that hes supposed to do lot more - especially against the team he was bashing before that doesnt want to win and sucks in general
2015-11-16 11:37
Skadoodle too strong :) gg C9!
2015-11-16 10:22
Lol
2015-11-16 10:23
Cloud9 ftw! Happy wedding seangares, won a title before you marry!
2015-11-16 11:36
huge money for them. more than you would win if you came 2nd at major :D
2015-11-16 11:47
why the hell is the prize pool for such a crappy tournament so big?
2015-11-16 11:57
#131
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Brazil IguiN 
ADERALL SO OBVIOUS.
2015-11-16 13:00
lol
2015-11-16 13:35
#135
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
$65k is a lot of money for tier 3 cs MingLee
2015-11-16 14:08
As usual lg can't do shit in bo3 games.
2015-11-17 01:59
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