Cloud9 win iBP Summer Invitational

Cloud9 win the iBUYPOWER 2016 Summer Invitational after defeating TSM 2-0 (16-14 on Dust2 and 16-5 on Train).

The iBUYPOWER 2016 Summer Invitational was the next installment in the hardware company's series of seasonal online tournaments for North American teams, with eight teams competing for $16,000 in prize money this time around.

This time around the quarter-finals of the tournament saw no particular upsets and, with #17 ranked Cloud9 taking down Selfless 2-0 in their semifinal and #14 ranked TSM defeating Echo Fox 2-0 in the other semifinal, the grand final expectedly saw the two Top 20 ranked North American teams competing in the Invitational as the the last two standing teams.


Cloud9 defended their iBP Invitational title against TSM

On the first map of Dust2, Cloud9 (who were the defending champions as they had won the previous iBUYPOWER Spring Invitational a few months earlier) displayed a brisk and confident T-side and closed the first half with a 10-5 lead.

Despite Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken getting a second pistolround ace for TSM and TSM taking the lead late into the first map, a series of clutches from the likes of Tyler "⁠Skadoodle⁠" Latham and Mike "⁠shroud⁠" Grzesiek helped Cloud9 take the first map 16-14.

Train was the second map and here Cloud9 were much more poised as they pulled off a 11-4 CT half and then quickly closed out the map 16-5 (despite it being TSM's map pick) to win the iBUYPOWER 2016 Summer Invitational and go home $10,000 richer.

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Matchpage
0
2
18th July 2016
14
Dust2
16
5
Train
16

 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
41 - 36 +5 98.0 1.32
42 - 34 +8 80.3 1.26
40 - 34 +6 87.4 1.20
39 - 29 +10 66.9 1.14
32 - 33 -1 69.9 1.03
 TSM K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
34 - 39 -5 84.1 1.07
37 - 38 -1 74.7 1.02
33 - 37 -4 71.6 0.93
32 - 41 -9 73.2 0.91
30 - 39 -9 67.6 0.88

iBUYPOWER 2016 Summer Invitational final standings:

1. United States Cloud9 - $10,000
2. Canada TSM - $4,000
3-4. United States Echo Fox - $1,000
3-4. United States Selfless - $1,000
5-8. North America Complexity
5-8. United States Winterfox
5-8. Canada Kaliber
5-8. United States Prospects

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United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
451
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.59
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
108
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
389
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
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2016-07-18 05:12
expected
2016-07-18 05:12
ez pz c9
2016-07-18 05:12
PUB
2016-07-18 05:12
I'm too slow
2016-07-18 05:13
ez
2016-07-18 05:13
#9
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Latvia Faaakk
Aiaiai i guess well played c9 !
2016-07-18 05:13
Well deserved. Gz C9
2016-07-18 05:13
And they didn't need to make a petiton
2016-07-18 05:13
#14
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Australia nuggo
ez 4 c9
2016-07-18 05:13
C9 is #1 globally!!!! They are so good they beat teams like g2, fnatic, sk to win this tournament!!!
2016-07-18 05:13
4 replies
Who are g2, fnatic and sk? I thought only fnatic played lol.
2016-07-18 05:22
they beat sk in eleague's group A and now they will face fnatic in play offs, C9 #1
2016-07-18 05:26
best b8 ever
2016-07-18 05:48
1 reply
+1
2016-07-18 10:54
What up now swedes wooo... oh wait...
2016-07-18 05:13
no choke c9.. <3
2016-07-18 05:14
SEMPHIS and slemmy really impressed. I could see them fitting in quite well with FaZe.
2016-07-18 05:15
6 replies
#21
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Hong Kong SHiFT^up
I hope you're being sarcastic.
2016-07-18 05:18
5 replies
Not an ounce. They are amazing! The way SEMPHIS has consistently bottom fragged for a would-be top 10 team, he fits in perfect for FaZe. And slemmy, dragging down two top NA players, sound like the right replacement for aizy.
2016-07-18 05:21
3 replies
#50
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United States hehexddd
I hope you're not talking about Shroud as a top player rofl
2016-07-18 06:57
1 reply
Bro you are being baited
2016-07-18 14:28
#106
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Hong Kong SHiFT^up
thank you.
2016-07-19 05:46
You just got b8ed H4RD m8
2016-07-18 05:21
No wonder why this tournament is called ibp, just look at how TSM played lmao.
2016-07-18 05:19
C9 proofing again they r better then bronzil favelas :)
2016-07-18 05:22
19 replies
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA U mean Kappa right? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2016-07-18 06:45
14 replies
MAD cuz brazil didn't winnered the event? No cry pls
2016-07-18 07:50
13 replies
Mad cuz Murica got rekt in ESL One Grand Final ? No cry pls
2016-07-18 11:35
5 replies
atleast they got to the final hahaha not like every france team that got rekt in groups lmfao
2016-07-18 13:28
4 replies
Group D was random, and nV sucks indeed. But I'm pretty sure that G2 > Liquid
2016-07-18 14:17
3 replies
2 replies
Thats why G2 won the tournament :)
2016-07-18 20:44
1 reply
yeh but liquid won vs g2 since you said g2> liquid
2016-07-19 09:02
I 'm not crying , on the contrary ... I'm laughing a bunch of NA's cowards who signed a petition to take the Brazilian out of the competition because you are afraid! Kill your self... HA HAAAAAA!
2016-07-18 22:12
6 replies
Lol ur mad cuz BRAZIL arent allowed to break the rules :)
2016-07-18 22:21
5 replies
You guys like to snitch while we are out and now dominate the international scene. If it was YOU GUYS, U would already be asking for help from the pentagon . You are xenophobic by it's very nature . Bye don't talk to me...NA is not going to WIN this shit anyway! Now get lost...See U in ESL São Paulo mate...let see how sweet your ORGs are gonna be treated...BYE coward =]
2016-07-18 22:36
4 replies
USA gonna use military to protect our orgs against favela gangs. Cya lan :)
2016-07-18 22:51
3 replies
Our favelas swallows your military power...U are gonna be naked in the dark...literally! Toretto is in our side...deal with it! HAHAHA =]
2016-07-18 22:59
2 replies
Ur proud of crime xD, shows the Brazilian mentality
2016-07-18 23:11
1 reply
Crime??? Look what USA is doing around the world for oil and minerals...U do more than crime idiot...nt US mental issues kid! Bye
2016-07-18 23:52
hahahha laughing
2016-07-18 06:57
3 replies
Thats usually what hahaha means
2016-07-18 08:07
2 replies
#60
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Poland Astoner55
You rekted him great job
2016-07-18 09:44
Savage
2016-07-18 15:30
about time they win something that theyre supposed too. Online or not C9 and TSM final was a gimme when they announced the teams.
2016-07-18 05:23
#34
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United States sayNt
THE SUMMER OF C9 PART 2 BOYSSSSSSSSSSSS lol jk weak ass tournament
2016-07-18 05:37
1 reply
#35
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Canada CapJojo
The Summer Of C9 Part 2:The Revival
2016-07-18 05:40
Rip TSM
2016-07-18 05:46
3 replies
Monkey. INB4 "kys"
2016-07-18 08:53
2 replies
Kys
2016-07-18 11:05
1 reply
Fenks, jude
2016-07-18 15:56
nice the compete on a t2 na lan. gj c9
2016-07-18 06:09
The only way to NA CS win is to play against other NAs! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2016-07-18 06:47
4 replies
are you mad favela?
2016-07-18 07:43
3 replies
No!!! Not at all...it is funny...stay like this...that is the key =]
2016-07-18 22:07
2 replies
you're mad
2016-07-18 22:41
1 reply
Why? We are bi-champs in CS GO in a row... Are you? I don't bait shit...bye! =]
2016-07-18 22:54
cool
2016-07-18 07:51
Yep, no Liquid, no CLG, this is Cloud9 level tournament, pretty much expected.
2016-07-18 09:10
#59
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Belgium rpRj
Only watched the c9 vs selfless match on overpass, holy shit they struggled vs this team, proper cringe
2016-07-18 09:31
#61
apEX | 
Brazil nove
who needs majors when you can win back to back iBP cups
2016-07-18 09:45
AND CLOUD9 WIN IT, WHAT?!??!
2016-07-18 10:52
expected to be honest because it was online tournament
2016-07-18 11:15
wow c9 finally wins in NA kek
2016-07-18 11:18
nice, Cloud 9 confirmed top 1 NA C9>SK confirmed
2016-07-18 11:56
#72
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Netherlands JUNG13
Cloud9 to iBP, pls make it happen^\._./^
2016-07-18 12:55
EZ C9
2016-07-18 13:09
who cares lmfao
2016-07-18 14:28
s1mple is NAs only hope
2016-07-18 14:28
1 reply
but why? He is from Ukraine and doesnt play for a NA Team!?!
2016-07-18 18:43
Congrats Cloud9!
2016-07-18 15:04
congrats c9
2016-07-18 15:34
#85
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Sweden godname
only na teams 4Head
2016-07-18 16:58
ok.
2016-07-18 17:30
The shortest breakdown of the two maps to date :)
2016-07-18 21:52
#96
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Brazil hugoooo
It seems like they invited teams to give c9 the 1st place.
2016-07-18 22:48
eh, skilled teams there
2016-07-18 22:50
what an easy performance for clowed9 we easily win that tournament and we are coming 2o win ELEAGUE PRESENTED BY ARBYS.GET FUCKEKD NERDS C9 TOP 1 WORLD ONCE AGAIN MUAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAa
2016-07-19 21:52
#C9WIN
2016-07-20 05:00
10k is nothing. that's what the players make in 1month
2016-08-29 04:11
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