Tempo Storm edge Cloud9; to final

Tempo Storm take down Cloud9 after a nail-biting series (2-1; Cobblestone 13-16, Inferno 19-16, Cache 16-11) and advance to the DreamHack Austin grand final, where they will meet the winner of Luminosity versus Liquid.

To start of the best-of-three semi-final between Cloud9 and Tempo Storm, Tyler "⁠Skadoodle⁠" Latham hit great form right from the start. His triple-kill in a 2v4 retake in the pistol round rocketed C9 to a 5-0 lead as CT before a team ace on the B bombsite gave the Brazilians their first round on the board.

Another unfavorable situation, this time 3v5 with the American sniper and Mike "⁠shroud⁠" Grzesiek starring, went Cloud9's way as they pushed the game to 7-1. However, costly rounds made them go on a save once TS picked up another round, setting them up for three in a row.


The showtime was over every time this man died on Cobble

Out of the remaining four rounds Tempo could string three together mostly thanks to the lurking Gustavo "⁠SHOOWTiME⁠" Gonçalves opening up rounds, giving them a 7-8 halftime score despite the poor start.

The American-Canadian squad were able to pick up a clean pistol round, but an MP9 raid-boss-type buy helped Tempo Storm win the forcebuy. After five rounds in a row going against them, Cloud9 started mounting somewhat of a comeback, as they went to take five themselves for 14-12.

SHOOWTiME showed up at the right moment with a crucial triple on A, but he nor his team were able to stop the two following attacks, as Cloud9 won their map pick at 16-13.

On map two, Inferno, not much was expected from Cloud9 who started as Terrorists and lost the anti-forcebuy after getting away with a comfortable pistol round.

The first gunround saw the Americans execute a successful fake on the A bombsite, but their economy got reset immediately afterwards. After multiple close rounds in a row Tempo had still only lost two rounds, as they won every single one of them and powered to 9-2.

However, Skadoodle came alive and gave Cloud9 a third round with three kills in a 2v3 and topped it off with an ace right afterwards, setting his team up for a solid six-round Terrorist side.


Great displays from Skadoodle gave Cloud9 a big chance on Inferno

As Lucas "⁠LUCAS1⁠" Teles and Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass combined for five kills in the second pistol round, they were looking to close out map one, sitting on a 13-7 lead after the first two gunrounds. However, a double AWP setup kept working out for their opposition, who put up strong defences and took it back to 13-11.

At that point Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip also showed sparks of life alongside Alec "⁠Slemmy⁠" White and the duo was able to deflect multiple attacks on the B bombsite, taking it to match point at 15-14. However, Tempo Storm refused to budge, took the game into overtime and came out with a 19-16 victory after two massive clutches from Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles.

Tempo Storm found their second pistol round win in the series at the start of Cache as Terrorists, and this time they seemed unstoppable. The Brazilians kept hammering down on Cloud9's defences again and again, and even won unlikely situations sucha as 3v5 and a 2v4 throughout the first half.

Stewie2K found three kills in round 13, but it wasn't enough in the end, but five more kills across the next two rounds finally gave Cloud9 a tiny bit of breathing room. When they lost the pistol round it looked like it would be over soon, but they replied with a quick A bombsite push in the forcebuy.

Andrew "⁠Irukandji⁠" Timmerman's team pushed through the following two low buys, as well as the first gunround and two more afterwards, as they slowly grinded the rounds one after another, winning all the afterplant situations. 

Not even a lucky push through a smoke and a double-kill from João "⁠felps⁠" Vasconcellos in an eco was enough to get Tempo Storm a round, but HEN1's two opening kills finally were, as they got to match point. That was soon turned into a victory at 16-11, denying a comeback from Cloud9.

Matchpage
2
1
8th May 2016
13
Cobblestone
16
19
Inferno
16
16
Cache
11
The second semi-final between Luminosity and Liquid will start once both teams are set up and ready.

Matchpage
2
1
8th May 2016
13
Cobblestone
16
19
Inferno
16
16
Cache
11

 Tempo Storm K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
60 - 62 -2 81.1 1.08
57 - 49 +8 67.5 1.07
70 - 72 -2 81.9 1.06
59 - 65 -6 84.8 1.05
58 - 56 +2 62.8 0.99
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
76 - 67 +9 93.9 1.34
60 - 52 +8 67.9 1.09
65 - 62 +3 86.9 1.07
61 - 60 +1 75.2 1.04
42 - 64 -22 50.9 0.77

The second semi-final between Luminosity and Liquid will start once both teams are set up and ready.

United States Andrew 'Irukandji' Timmerman
Andrew 'Irukandji' Timmerman
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.79
Maps played:
13
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.73
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
114
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.72
United States Alec 'Slemmy' White
Alec 'Slemmy' White
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
140
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.69
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
155
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
410
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.59
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
162
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.56
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
161
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
291
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
183
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
348
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
n1
2016-05-08 20:56
4 replies
NA CS hehehe
2016-05-08 20:56
3 replies
Slemmy -22 rofl
2016-05-08 21:02
2 replies
Freak was the problem nokappa
2016-05-08 22:28
1 reply
kapperinho
2016-05-08 23:40
EZ FOR BRAZIL
2016-05-08 20:56
3 replies
1 reply
WHY DOES THIS FIT SO WELL? LOL!
2016-05-08 22:53
it wasn't easy, but TS played great.
2016-05-08 21:22
z1
2016-05-08 20:56
313
2016-05-08 20:56
d
2016-05-08 20:56
ez
2016-05-08 20:56
#7
enk | 
Russia enkztw
1
2016-05-08 20:56
xD
2016-05-08 20:56
1
2016-05-08 20:56
bg
2016-05-08 20:56
ez
2016-05-08 20:56
LETS GO TEMPO!
2016-05-08 20:58
1
2016-05-08 20:56
1
2016-05-08 20:56
ggwp
2016-05-08 20:56
Gj! TS!
2016-05-08 20:56
n1
2016-05-08 20:56
rip
2016-05-08 20:56
cloud9 lost match on inferno #prayforNA
2016-05-08 20:57
1 reply
Ez for slimmy Kappa
2016-05-08 22:08
THE CHOKE IS TOO REAL FUCKING CHRIST
2016-05-08 20:56
11
2016-05-08 20:56
gg
2016-05-08 20:56
sad
2016-05-08 20:56
#26
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Russia Reph
clown9 confirmed
2016-05-08 20:56
rip
2016-05-08 20:57
jjj
2016-05-08 20:56
#29
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Brazil xofizz
expected
2016-05-08 20:56
rip i missed the button
2016-05-08 20:56
#31
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Sri Lanka Quakez5
Firs
2016-05-08 20:56
rip
2016-05-08 20:56
cloud9 doesnt deserve final
2016-05-08 20:57
6 replies
Shut the fuck up they are better than Tempo Shit and 1000x better than you and your shit squad that you don't have
2016-05-08 21:11
5 replies
#105
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Portugal dracø
LELELELELEL mad cuz clown9 got rekt?
2016-05-08 21:17
are u mad bro?
2016-05-08 21:23
u mad ameritard?
2016-05-08 21:27
1 reply
TS cheered like fucking monkeys) So funny to look at them, jumping and screaming like wild monkeys
2016-05-08 22:58
Don't get mad cuz you lost your skins kid
2016-05-08 21:28
#35
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Europe GytiZ
Clown9
2016-05-08 20:57
who is the asian girl?
2016-05-08 20:57
3 replies
smix. peacemaker hugged
2016-05-08 21:00
1 reply
Huge<3
2016-05-08 21:01
#63
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Brazil karlyn90
korean grill
2016-05-08 21:02
FAVELA DREAMS
2016-05-08 20:57
LOL NA THOUGHT
2016-05-08 20:57
LOL
2016-05-08 20:57
#40
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Brazil qmatt
rofl
2016-05-08 20:57
expected
2016-05-08 20:57
Let's go c9.. Let's go c9 Kappa anyway wp to both teams.. better team won
2016-05-08 20:57
Skadoodle 2 eu pls
2016-05-08 20:58
LUMI vs TEMPO FINAl- LUMI WIN 2-0
2016-05-08 20:58
great game from both teams but c9 could of won if not of the bad ct play in cache
2016-05-08 20:58
pre written article?
2016-05-08 20:59
4 replies
#65
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Brazil hugoooo
They write during the match.
2016-05-08 21:02
3 replies
PogChamp
2016-05-08 21:04
2 replies
#72
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Brazil hugoooo
I had to google that to understand what you meant
2016-05-08 21:05
1 reply
DansGame
2016-05-08 21:08
BR Vs BR Inc.
2016-05-08 20:59
#51
BnTeT | 
Netherlands TEEZY
Miss Harvey is so hot omfg
2016-05-08 20:59
6 replies
#67
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Brazil karlyn90
calm your tits bro
2016-05-08 21:03
5 replies
#69
BnTeT | 
Netherlands TEEZY
SHE IS SOOOOOOO HOOOOT *_*
2016-05-08 21:04
4 replies
they changed the definition of hot to 5/10? WOW
2016-05-08 21:09
3 replies
#88
BnTeT | 
Netherlands TEEZY
9/11
2016-05-08 21:09
2 replies
You think Michael Jackson with a purple wig is hot? Are you blind?
2016-05-08 21:32
1 reply
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOT PS: still 9/11
2016-05-08 21:43
#52
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United Kingdom trtr098
slemmy is the problem
2016-05-08 21:00
#55
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
slemmy doing good job in replacing freak
2016-05-08 21:01
I think C9 became much stronger now, they did the first time out of the groups?
2016-05-08 21:01
3 replies
#66
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
at this amateur t2 tournament? yes gj c9
2016-05-08 21:02
2 replies
>amateur >his country hasn't pro team since year 2000
2016-05-08 21:36
1 reply
#127
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
how does latvia having no team make selfless a good team?
2016-05-08 21:59
#60
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Brazil Torthi
GG
2016-05-08 21:01
br final
2016-05-08 21:01
:((( my heart is so brocken i wanted cloud9 to finals #RIPC9 :(((
2016-05-08 21:04
ez carry for stewie2k
2016-05-08 21:03
stweie x 5 ez final br
2016-05-08 21:05
Tempo Storm - very skilled players with fucked behaviour (really, roar after every round is not important at all) + their community is so fucking bad (i mean brazilians fans, they are the most cancerous community at the moment). TS is playing very good cs and their matches are always very nice to watch, but after match when u are looking on hltv u just see a shitstorm of favelas...
2016-05-08 21:06
4 replies
#79
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Brazil hugoooo
There is nothing wrong with their behavior, they get excited and scream, it pumps them to play better, it's a common thing with latin people. The fans are utter shit, that's for sure.
2016-05-08 21:07
3 replies
I know they could be excited, but u don't need to roar like animal after every fucking round.
2016-05-08 21:09
2 replies
polish fans are so annoying as brazilians tbh
2016-05-08 21:14
1 reply
actually vp suck dick (and they will suck without roster changes tho) -> vp fanboys disappeared. Brazillians teams got their momentum so their fans activity is very high and that's actually sad because big amount of brazilian community is awful.
2016-05-08 21:18
#74
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Brazil hugoooo
slemmy with that sg@res score.
2016-05-08 21:06
im so upset. c9 only needed one last round on inferno at 15-14 and they would have made it to the finals. at least there is obvious strategical improvement with slemmY. wp TS.
2016-05-08 21:06
3 replies
#84
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Brazil hugoooo
It remembers when GA was 1-0 over c9 on that NA lan last year, the second map was cobble and they were 15-10... they managed to lose on OT and they also lost the third map. c9 won that tournament but their bo3 against GA was the hardest game by far.
2016-05-08 21:08
2 replies
That was a sad one :(
2016-05-08 21:12
i believe that was the ibuypower tournament. i remember never expecting such a good fight. shows that they have always had the potential to be a great team.
2016-05-08 21:33
YUNG STEW 76 BOMBS BRUH
2016-05-08 21:06
Sincerely Cloud9 surprised us. They played very well and gave us a good cardiac test. Congrats for them too.
2016-05-08 21:06
NA CS
2016-05-08 21:06
GG TS, they got the win, JUST... better luck next time c9..
2016-05-08 21:07
-22 lmao
2016-05-08 21:08
I was actually impressed with how c9 performed, a lot of potential with Slemmy I think!
2016-05-08 21:09
#89
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Poland Grzywinczi
-slemmy +me
2016-05-08 21:09
ez skins americanfats
2016-05-08 21:10
Let's be honest, Cloud9 is best team NA. #Choke9 Lose Inferno
2016-05-08 21:10
2 replies
What i can't understand is that cloud9 can Win easily against any NA team, but when they go to an EU Lan CLG and Liquid can win against EU teams and pass the group stage while c9 can't Win a single game...
2016-05-08 21:27
1 reply
it's the curse of C9 i have just learneed to accept it
2016-05-08 23:44
Gg boys be final i believe
2016-05-08 21:10
The moment where the best teams from NA are Brazilian KEK.
2016-05-08 21:11
C9 played really well, I think they got tilted after losing inferno and basically lost the map on the half. Stewie2k is for real, I've been saying that he only needed a good igl and opportunity to prove himself, I'm happy that he's doing well now. Great series.
2016-05-08 21:11
come b4ck sgares plss!
2016-05-08 21:12
That was actually closer than I expected. I thought Tempostorm were going to close it out 2-0, but C9 showed they had some strats on up their sleeve. Pretty good run for the first big LAN with Slemmy. They showed they have what it takes to catch up to the Brazilians. C9 has insane fraggers, and the teamwork and strategy will only get better with the new igl. I'm looking forward to what's ahead. Congrats to Tempostorm, and I can't wait to watch a crazy final
2016-05-08 21:14
4 replies
Yea, I'm usually a harsh critic of C9, and I got to say I'm pleasantly surprised. They made plenty of mistakes during this match, but they've also shown a lot of improvement. I can only see a bright future ahead for them; things will only get better from here on out. Good on them.
2016-05-08 21:28
#121
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Brazil hugoooo
I agree with you, I just don't think c9 has 'insane fraggers'. Only shroud can be labeled as that.
2016-05-08 21:37
2 replies
You forgot Stewie. He had the most frags out of all players in the match. He can definitely frag, and it looks like he is only improving
2016-05-08 22:06
1 reply
+1 finally people are beginning to see the potential stewie has
2016-05-08 23:49
FeelsBadMan
2016-05-08 21:14
holy fuck shoowtime looks like a monkey
2016-05-08 21:23
1 reply
LMAO
2016-05-08 21:38
Very well played C9 just need that extra push and the lucky timings
2016-05-08 21:29
bra71l final confirmed
2016-05-08 21:34
HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH?
2016-05-08 21:40
Slemmy -22 kek
2016-05-08 21:45
stewie carry wat
2016-05-08 21:47
#130
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World asbi
K
2016-05-08 22:10
6 USA teams, 2 BR teams in tournament and BR vs BR final NA scene xD USA : more than 300 millions of inhabitants BR : only more than 200 millions And the 2 best teams in America are BR :) Let's not forget it is in USA soil, with a brazilian crowd TS wins 2-0 vs C9.
2016-05-08 22:58
7 replies
2-1
2016-05-08 23:54
6 replies
Yeah, with a home crowd. TS probably 2-0 C9 if teams play each other in a brazilian LAN.
2016-05-08 23:55
5 replies
they can't hear the crowd lmao. And there is no proof that it being on home soil gave them a map
2016-05-09 00:00
4 replies
Of course it helps to have fans cheering for you. Liquid probably wouldn't have done what they did at Major if it wasn't in the US.
2016-05-09 00:02
3 replies
Maybe, i am just glad that it was a close game which no one can deny
2016-05-09 00:05
2 replies
C9 TS was a good game. And Liquid LG at Major was a great game (sad ending, even though i like LG, i was rooting for Liquid). I'm not from the US but would have been great to see a US team in the final. Felt bad to see Liquid lose (reminds me a bit, even though things did not happen the same way, of the FaZe - G2.Kinguin at the time - loss on SF vs NV at Cluj). But that loss by Liquid was extremely painful.
2016-05-09 00:10
1 reply
i know exactly what your are talking about, but i think we will only see improvement from C9 now
2016-05-09 00:12
If Hen1 didn't clutch in overtime this game would of been over but he did so good job TS.
2016-05-08 23:39
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