Cloud9 to DH Austin semis over CLG

MIRAA
May 8th, 2016 03:37

Cloud9 are through to the playoffs at DreamHack ZOWIE Open Austin after seeing off CLG 2-1 (19-16 on Cache, 12-16 on Mirage and 16-11 on Dust2).

Group A at DreamHack ZOWIE Open Austin came to a close with the decider match between Cloud9 and CLG, two of North America's strongest teams. After getting demolished on Friday during the opening round of the tournament, CLG went into the game looking for revenge, and this time arond they gave a much better account of themselves, even though the outcome ended up being the same.

Faruk "pita" Pita's men got off to a flying start on the CT side of map and strolled to a 6-0 lead as Cloud9 struggled to break down their opponents' defence. It was only then that Cloud9 finally put their foot down to push back CLG, who, however, still dominated the final stages of the half as they took a 10-5 lead.

Now playing on the Terrorist side, CLG once again came out the brighter and picked up the first three rounds to bring the scoreline to a 13-5 advantage. That is when Cloud9, powered by an in-form Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert, went on a fantastic run that saw them win ten of the next 11 rounds before Stephen "reltuC" Cutler won a 1vs2 clutch to take the game to overtime.


n0thing was on fire on Cache 

Carrying their momentum into overtime, Cloud9 won two rounds in each half to seal a 19-16 victory and take the lead in the series.

Next up was Mirage, where Cloud9 were in control in the opening stages of the first half as they got out to a 9-0 lead. After calling a tactical pause to discuss their offense, CLG finally managed to get a round on the board, but they were unable to follow that up, giving Cloud9 the chance to further extend their lead. The last two rounds ended up going CLG's way, but a 3-12 deficit meant that they had a mountain to climb to force a third map in the series.

Tarik "tarik" Celik went huge in the pistol round as CT and picked up three frags in the B apartments to give his team a fighting chance. That round turned out to be the start of an impressive run that ended with CLG securing the win without dropping a single round on the defensive side.


FugLy had a number of key rounds on Mirage 

It all came down to Dust2, where CLG got off to a flying start, winning nine of the first ten rounds on the CT side. But Cloud9 refused to throw in the towel and picked up four more rounds before the end of the half to keep themselves in the race, with Jake "Stewie2K" Yip pulling off crucial individual actions in the middle area.

In the second half, Cloud9 turned in a fantastic display, dropping just one round in total as they turned a 5-10 deficit into a 16-11 victory to book their spot in the last-four stage in Austin.

DreamHack Austin 2016Best of 3
Matchpage
2
1
8th May 2016
United States
19
Cache
16
12
Mirage
16
16
Dust2
11

 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 72 - 63 +9 85.6 1.23
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 71 - 54 +17 85.4 1.22
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 61 - 50 +11 67.0 1.10
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 60 - 54 +6 74.4 1.08
United States Alec 'Slemmy' WhiteSlemmy 43 - 59 -16 61.5 0.83
 CLG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States James 'hazed' Cobbhazed 56 - 63 -7 83.1 1.04
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 58 - 59 -1 68.2 1.02
United States Stephen 'reltuC' CutlerreltuC 55 - 60 -5 69.2 0.98
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 58 - 62 -4 67.1 0.93
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 53 - 63 -10 63.5 0.88

Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pita
Faruk 'pita' Pita
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
168
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
United States Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Age:
29
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
690
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
754
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
720
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
624
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
gg Free Brax
2016-05-08 03:39
gg
2016-05-08 03:39
1.6 n0thing ay
2016-05-08 03:39
#31
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Turkey Mustafa- 
Stewie2000 is last hope of NA
2016-05-08 03:45
#42
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United Kingdom swellis 
kids trash
2016-05-08 06:08
free brax brah
2016-05-08 10:25
#FreeBrax
2016-05-08 08:51
#4
fox | 
Portugal ZendeR_ 
gg
2016-05-08 03:37
a
2016-05-08 03:37
well played c9! Good job!
2016-05-08 03:37
#7
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United States Bibby 
ez
2016-05-08 03:37
z
2016-05-08 03:37
#9
United Kingdom J0E- 
n1
2016-05-08 03:37
WOw Fuck, top 10 again... dangit 3 seconds Clown9 are going to ban Mirage every single time from now on, just like Inferno
2016-05-08 03:38
It's not about mirage ... It's their t sides , if only they can improve on t side I'd see 2015 summer cloud9 back again
2016-05-08 03:45
#45
zonic | 
Lithuania Siren1ty 
+1
2016-05-08 09:35
1
2016-05-08 03:37
fak ggg
2016-05-08 03:37
#13
steel | 
Germany Antilope 
jdfafasf
2016-05-08 03:37
#14
ISSAA | 
Greece Swishh_ 
gg
2016-05-08 03:37
yes
2016-05-08 03:37
sick
2016-05-08 03:37
1
2016-05-08 03:37
Skadoodle <3
2016-05-08 03:37
ez
2016-05-08 03:37
gg
2016-05-08 03:38
Stewie2k what a fucking beast
2016-05-08 03:38
gj c9
2016-05-08 03:38
ez
2016-05-08 03:38
#26
World pen^ 
ez
2016-05-08 03:39
huge respect for stewie2k, huge improvment
2016-05-08 03:40
Next for c9 is improve t side and they cloud get back to tier 1 .
2016-05-08 03:47
tier 1 NA for sure, major at cologne real test
2016-05-08 03:48
clg in slump and still old tactics, liquid not enough fire power and confidence, c9 new igl and players on point so yea no.1 NA but I dont think they could even pass the groups at cologne now with increasing amount of pro teams
2016-05-08 04:04
>back to
2016-05-08 04:06
Yes they used to be tier 1 , being able to consistently beat fnatic , nv , TSM (Astralis) , navi sometimes but only choking vs vp :>
2016-05-08 16:54
CLG disband plz
2016-05-08 03:41
expected from ence
2016-05-08 03:41
NA T Sides 4Head
2016-05-08 03:45
no, just EU CT Sides Kappa
2016-05-08 14:40
C9 just a great aimers without any strats.
2016-05-08 03:46
Correct.
2016-05-08 06:14
C9 needs a good coach with strats and this team will be insane
2016-05-08 04:07
taking n0thing off igl was the best decision cloud9 could of made. dude was a beast
2016-05-08 05:27
yep
2016-05-08 05:57
i stopped watching after Cache, wtf happened to Slemmy after that holy shit -16 kills
2016-05-08 11:03
The aimers took over. Tbh i Think most of the deaths from slemmy, is because he use it, to get information. Cause they play a default setup, and when he gets the information, he can make a middround call for the team.
2016-05-08 11:45
#48
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Lithuania alon9 
0/28 t side rounds on mirage against CLG and LG. Rip
2016-05-08 11:38
I dont even know how they managed to win this one, slemmy total trash
2016-05-08 16:05
GG
2016-05-08 16:40
Fortunate that stew is willing to rifle need be. He's also good with it so that's a plus. I can tell he is more comfortable with the awp and that he prefers it. Hopefully it won't be like liquid where you have simple and koosta battling for awp.
2016-05-08 17:18
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