G2 final team to Major over Cloud9

G2 defeat Cloud9 16-8 on Cache to become the final team from the ESL One Cologne Main Qualifier to qualify for CS:GO's next Major.

The last match of the ESL One Cologne Main Qualifier in Katowice, Poland was between Cloud9 and G2, with the French-Belgian team previously standing at 5-1 in head-to-head lineups against the North American Cloud9 roster.

It was a very definitive Cloud9 CT pistol hold that shut down G2's execute and Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert and his team moved forward to 3-0. The first gunround meanwhile went G2's way thanks to nuanced entries.

Cloud9 still had the economy to buy up and it was Jake "Stewie2K" Yip who had the intuition to wallbang Richard "shox" Papillon through the squeaky door of A site and also go ahead and get two more kills during G2's B take; this round put Cloud9 up 4-1 and reset G2's economy.

The next round saw G2's star shox situated in one of his favourite sightlines on the map, the forklift to truck angle on A site, and the 24-year-old picked up an ace (including a swift one tap and a one-versus-two) to keep G2 alive in the first half.


shox had rounds where he mowed down Cloud9 on Cache

shox's ace, and his subsequent impact in the next few rounds afterwards, gave G2 the verve and confidence they needed to start overrunning Cloud9 (especially on A site), and they moved ahead to a 7-4 lead which forced Cloud9 to call a tactical timeout.

The pause clearly had some impact as Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham and Alec "Slemmy" White anticipated a G2 fast B take and sprayed down the entire team amongst themselves. And it was actually team leader Slemmy who continued to have an impact on many rounds, with Cloud9 ultimately finishing the half up 8-7.

Deadly duo shox and Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom teamed up to sweep Cloud9 under the rug on the second pistolround, with the former player hitting 23-12 with a 1.95 rating merely eighteen rounds in. With the score 10-8 for G2, the first gunround of the second half seemed as if it were in Cloud9's favour but a perfect A retake from G2 worked out.

shox picked up yet another ace in the game, using the M4A1 to deadly effect on the 21st round and moving the score up to 13-8. With Cloud9 having lost every single round on their T-half, the North American team continued buying up, and continued losing their site takes until G2 won the map 16-8.

This loss marks n0thing's first non-attendance at a Major in CS:GO and also the first time Cloud9 as an organisation will not be at a Major since they signed a CS:GO team. shox of G2 was similarly fighting to keep his attendance of every single Major to date alive.

Matchpage
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France
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Cache
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 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 34 - 15 +19 143.5 2.22
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 20 - 13 +7 91.0 1.38
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 13 - 13 0 66.2 1.07
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 11 - 13 -2 46.1 0.89
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 9 - 17 -8 38.8 0.67
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 23 - 21 +2 111.4 1.41
United States Alec 'Slemmy' WhiteSlemmy 17 - 18 -1 77.5 0.94
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 15 - 15 0 61.6 0.90
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 10 - 18 -8 54.7 0.72
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 6 - 15 -9 25.6 0.46

The current list of qualified and Legends teams at the ESL One Cologne Major is:

Legends Challengers
Brazil Luminosity Germany mousesports
CIS Natus Vincere Europe FaZe
United States Liquid Canada OpTic
United States CLG France Envy
Poland Virtus.pro Russia Gambit
Sweden fnatic Denmark Dignitas
Denmark Astralis Ukraine FlipSid3
Sweden NiP France G2

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United States Alec 'Slemmy' White
Alec 'Slemmy' White
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
445
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1531
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1074
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
God shox
2016-06-13 00:21
gj
2016-06-13 00:21
shroud the most overrated player in the history of cs
2016-06-13 00:24
#82
allu | 
United States muffinner 
shroud just in a slump like pasha
2016-06-13 00:25
xe.
2016-06-13 03:12
- shroud + dimitri petrenko Ez top5
2016-06-13 00:28
+1
2016-06-13 13:56
Cloud9 should do the flashbang dance, cuz they don't see the major :/
2016-06-13 02:25
hahahahahaha, nice bro!
2016-06-13 05:06
ez
2016-06-13 00:21
#2
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Korea 2814 
WP G2, mad performance from shox
2016-06-13 00:24
1
2016-06-13 00:21
#4
mason | 
Tunisia mason~ 
gz shoxieJESUS
2016-06-13 00:21
shoxxxxxxxxie
2016-06-13 00:22
lets go shox!
2016-06-13 00:21
#46
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World patcs_ 
failed
2016-06-13 00:21
#6
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Portugal krypz0n 
shox's coder back at it again kappa
2016-06-13 00:21
n1
2016-06-13 00:21
#8
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
ez
2016-06-13 00:21
1rip c9
2016-06-13 00:21
#141
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United States mmotorcycle 
cya c9 lol shroud on lan? bahahaha
2016-06-13 01:43
#10
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
exde
2016-06-13 00:21
ölö
2016-06-13 00:21
gg
2016-06-13 00:21
H
2016-06-13 00:21
#14
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
ShoxieJesus
2016-06-13 00:21
#15
BnTeT | 
Poland B4R73K 
1
2016-06-13 00:21
h
2016-06-13 00:21
hh
2016-06-13 00:21
#18
Noobster | 
Lithuania zilvA 
ye
2016-06-13 00:21
gg
2016-06-13 00:21
1
2016-06-13 00:21
#21
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Europe Predatorino 
GG expected no full Na Team at Major
2016-06-13 00:22
ss
2016-06-13 00:21
SHOX>§
2016-06-13 00:21
#25
chrisJ | 
Hungary baGO. 
azk he is the north american player but the titan he is the french stars.
2016-06-13 00:21
1
2016-06-13 00:21
gjk
2016-06-13 00:21
god shox
2016-06-13 00:21
#29
United Kingdom QY 
glad 4 shox ;)
2016-06-13 00:21
n1
2016-06-13 00:21
gz
2016-06-13 00:21
Smithz is shox's friend, pls dont kick
2016-06-13 00:23
2016-06-13 00:21
#56
United States lco 
2016-06-13 00:22
math = hard
2016-06-13 00:23
5
2016-06-13 00:21
SHROUD 6-15 XD
2016-06-13 00:21
SMITHZ 9-17 :/
2016-06-13 10:47
G2!!!!
2016-06-13 00:21
rip me
2016-06-13 00:21
yes!
2016-06-13 00:21
Rip c9
2016-06-13 00:21
gg
2016-06-13 00:21
fuck
2016-06-13 00:21
gg
2016-06-13 00:21
#44
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Poland OvniDlix 
STEWIE NEEDS BETTER TEAM.
2016-06-13 00:21
clg and liquid "Legends" xDDD
2016-06-13 00:21
True :/ from North America only Cloud9 can be sign as legend
2016-06-13 00:37
#137
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
wtf
2016-06-13 01:23
?
2016-06-13 14:24
2016-06-13 00:21
haha lmao
2016-06-13 00:24
ez for shoxGOD
2016-06-13 00:21
#50
TenZ | 
United States CS_Gawd 
Shroud is in the biggest slump of his life :(
2016-06-13 00:21
It's a combination of the hype dying and realizing after two years still the same problems which produce mental weakness; you just feel there's no real hope
2016-06-13 00:52
shroud yet again lmao
2016-06-13 00:22
#52
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United States Vox_Lunae 
shox is a fucking god holy shit
2016-06-13 00:22
#53
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Russia Goodevening 
Lmao even Optic is in major instead of c9
2016-06-13 00:22
Optic > C9 confirmed
2016-06-13 00:22
#55
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United States AshKetchum 
shroud the best player in NA Kappa
2016-06-13 00:22
#68
Portugal jO7A 
The best NA player is either Hiko or tarik, imo.
2016-06-13 00:23
#108
s1mple | 
Germany N0vaa 
Best players for their roles are Tarik - entry Hiko - lurk Jdm - awper Elegie - support Stewie - second entry No igl i know. But Hiko could do it again
2016-06-13 00:31
#136
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Liechtenstein Hidolf_Atler 
Hahaha you fucking kidding me? Stewie worse aim than pronax
2016-06-13 01:15
#154
s1mple | 
Germany N0vaa 
In na? You sure bud? Him and ska carrying C9 but bad aim? Kk
2016-06-13 04:00
hiko is so overrated its insane
2016-06-13 02:38
HAHAHAH Tarik is a fucking retard man
2016-06-13 09:14
less brain cells = better for entry
2016-06-13 19:44
#58
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
well fucking played G2 and shox! :D
2016-06-13 00:22
ez for shox
2016-06-13 00:22
Atleast clown9 won't have to worry about being eliminated in the group stage this time XD
2016-06-13 00:22
LOL 2.3 Rating
2016-06-13 00:22
143 ADR, wow
2016-06-13 00:22
fuck OFF shox make amerigan ANGERY,
2016-06-13 00:23
BYE CLOWN9
2016-06-13 00:23
Shox was really mad after his two bad games that he had in this qualifies actually in 2016! Shox is having a sick 2016! Best Cache Player in the world!
2016-06-13 00:23
143 adr 2.29 rating damn shoxieJESUS is back :D Nice to see that Stewie found his place in C9 too.
2016-06-13 00:23
#69
Europe bueR 
Shoxies eternal Godhood. -- 6-15 from Mr. Reddit FailFish
2016-06-13 00:23
I mean I feel bad for C9 that will miss their first major Even tho they had bad luck with the randomized bo1 opponents there's no excuse for them not to have qualified as legends in Colombus while CLG did There will be worse NA teams in the major IMO but C9 has only themselves to blame
2016-06-13 00:23
#128
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Austria Faguette 
Actually c9 also had a hard group in columbus
2016-06-13 00:55
16:8 and Smithz still -8 lmfao
2016-06-13 00:24
#74
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Russia bralBry 
Shoxie was an absolute beast, GJ
2016-06-13 00:24
#76
Russ | 
United Kingdom @Russ_CS 
God shoxie
2016-06-13 00:24
#77
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Sweden godname 
thanks shoxie
2016-06-13 00:24
#78
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Europe L0oked 
First major in a while whitout c9...maybe they will drop the team now that they can't get the money from stickers
2016-06-13 00:24
#91
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Poland mamba99999 
SAVAGE
2016-06-13 00:28
Shoxie JESUS
2016-06-13 00:24
Shroud man come on.
2016-06-13 00:25
this game sucks. no tactic in it.
2016-06-13 00:25
#99
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Sweden ConaN007 
shit b8
2016-06-13 00:30
its not bait my friend :l compare cs1.6 matches and csgo matches on youtube and you will be with me
2016-06-13 00:39
to be able to execute your tactics you need indiviual skills at the first place.
2016-06-13 21:58
reach global alone in 1 year :) is it for you skilled game?
2016-06-14 02:35
#83
World Lui2 
izi shox
2016-06-13 00:25
C9 change roster PLZ, REMOVE THE NEW GUY and change IGL
2016-06-13 00:25
#86
ZywOo | 
France Puppet* 
Richard 'shox' Papillon: 34-15 +19 2.29
2016-06-13 00:26
#87
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Sweden ConaN007 
No NA Team in the challengers? LUL! gg
2016-06-13 00:27
Optic?
2016-06-13 00:29
#102
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Sweden ConaN007 
Ahh my bad.. still no MURICA team tho :P
2016-06-13 00:30
Yeah true
2016-06-13 00:48
OpTic Gaming is NA.
2016-06-13 00:31
#88
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United States ferdog 
shoxie is a god what can you do? ¯\_(:^))_/¯
2016-06-13 00:30
#89
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Brazil wAc 
only 2 teams changed from last major, hoped to see more from the contenders, especially tyloo, immortals and HR
2016-06-13 00:27
Optic is the only nice suprise in the list :)
2016-06-13 00:28
#100
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Brunei br0ks 
Gambit too.
2016-06-13 00:30
not at all, major is impossible without sex god <3
2016-06-13 00:31
#124
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Brunei br0ks 
true, but they were looking pretty bad in the online matches
2016-06-13 00:48
GOD Shoxie, Ez France
2016-06-13 00:29
c9 again with 0 rounds as T
2016-06-13 00:29
#97
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
shroud on lan
2016-06-13 00:29
shroud 25.6 adr LMAO
2016-06-13 00:30
Its so sad for Tyloo :( i would love to have some Tyloo Stickers...
2016-06-13 00:31
NA CS LUL
2016-06-13 00:37
feel sad for stewie. he is the definition of pro player. I would trade TACO anytime for Stewie2k. hope he gets a better offer for the good of counter strike
2016-06-13 00:37
Taco is the decoy, his duty is to sacrifice for the greater good.
2016-06-13 00:38
cloud9 plays for skadoodle and shroud. stewie makes look like they play for him. even when he is not topfragging, he is definitely having great impact with clutch rounds, first kills, entries, awp frags. this player is amazing honestly
2016-06-13 00:40
#134
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Uruguay iNVE14 
Hahahahaha +1
2016-06-13 01:04
ROFL made me laugh.
2016-06-13 02:06
TRASH MAJOR, AGAIN FUCKED BY THE RANDOMIZED SHIT CLG GAMBIT AND DIGNITAS ARE YOU SERIOUS?? STUPID SHIT
2016-06-13 00:40
#117
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Greece her-1g 
well shroud is super inconsistent since cologne 2014 he is either raping the opponents or he has under 5 frags lel. c9 have the money to create a super team but it seems they cant.
2016-06-13 00:40
MOST INCONSISTENT GROUP EVER: GROUP RIGGED
2016-06-13 00:41
THIS IS HOW STUPID THIS RANDOMIZED SHIT IS COMPARE FUCKING GROUP B AND C
2016-06-13 00:42
+1
2016-06-13 11:48
Well this might be good for c9 because since they're not making a major, we might see some changes. Hopefully for the better
2016-06-13 00:46
+1 NA Stay Strong. Stand Together.
2016-06-13 02:27
seems like c9 would have had to go through really hard teams to get to the major compared to e.g. flipside though
2016-06-13 00:47
#127
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Austria Faguette 
They got kinda unlucky with their opponents tbh they are surely better than gambit f3 and clg (although clg was qualified already) and evenly skilled as optic if not better
2016-06-13 00:53
Yep they had bad luck with the randomized opponents in this qualifier but they had no excuse in the last major not to get legends while CLG did IMO worse NA teams are going to the major but well at least maybe C9 finds some inspiration when hitting rock bottom
2016-06-13 01:00
#131
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Uruguay iNVE14 
Well played g2. A major without Cloud:(
2016-06-13 01:02
YEAH!!!! IT HAPPEN!!!!!!!!
2016-06-13 01:03
143 adr???? What the FUCK
2016-06-13 01:04
greatest player all time
2016-06-13 01:34
People dont realize that after two years and more or less the same results for C9 over and over you actually lose hope and start playing worse. It happened to Skadoodle and it's happening to Shroud. These players need to win more and go deeper in tournaments to get as much confidence as possible, they are not robots. I can assure you if one year goes by and C9 continue the same Stew will have these lacklusters performances more often, right now he's like Shroud when he got on C9 in 2014
2016-06-13 01:10
no1 on c9 gives a shit how far they get, they are just gonna take their salaries, get their stream money and live a good life...
2016-06-13 02:40
Except Stewie, this guy seems to show some passion for the game..
2016-06-13 04:33
yea hes still young...once he gets a taste of the real money from majors, he'll turn into all the rest and just pug their way to a fortune...
2016-06-13 05:55
#153
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Portugal zeringas 
godshox
2016-06-13 03:59
#155
Brazil fzl 
rip stickers
2016-06-13 04:28
Shroudy way off his game lately.... might be time for him to take a break..
2016-06-13 05:13
Don't worry, he will be on his game when's he's back home streaming, 5hs ace in first match in reddit incoming
2016-06-13 05:26
onlinepubmaster confirmed!
2016-06-13 08:11
2016-06-13 09:18
This format was really bad to follow as a spectator
2016-06-13 12:08
#170
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
clown9
2016-06-13 12:50
gg
2016-06-13 18:59
HAHAHAHAHAAH Where is Cloud9 ???? I cant see them on list of major teams. Maybe its time to rebrand for Clown9 ? @Stunna think about it.
2016-06-13 20:23
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