Cloud9 to Northern Arena grand final

Cloud9 are the first finalists of Northern Arena following a 2-1 series versus Heroic (Overpass 11-16, Train 16-3, Mirage 16-9). In the meantime, Echo Fox survived an overtime battle on the last map against compLexity to reach semi-finals.

Cloud9 hadn't lost a map yet at Northern Arena, but one failure was in the works on Overpass, where Heroic got off to a flying start as Terrorists, only losing two 1v2 clutches in the first 10 rounds, one from Mike "shroud" Grzesiek and the other from Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert.

Winning all the following clutch rounds, including two more 1v2 attempts by n0thing and another 1v1 situation, Heroic extended their already immense lead to 13-2.

The first two rounds of the second half were traded due to Cloud9 winning the forcebuy on the B bombsite, resulting in several more rounds going in their favor. They ended up losing a round as Timothy "autimatic" Ta couldn't complete a triple in a 2v3 and were up against match point at 15-8.


Cloud9 humbled Heroic on Train and Mirage to reach the final 

Cloud9 winning the following round forced the Danes on a double eco however, closing the gap further to 11-15, but the next round was their downfall as they got picked apart one by one.

Train was a completely opposite story. The first half was barely contested by Heroic, who were on the favoured CT side but couldn't put up more than two rounds on the defence. Cloud9 pushed the series to a decider only needing three rounds on their CT side, winning Train at 16-2.

Mirage was a similarly one-sided affair. From the second round onwards, Cloud9 fended off most attacks with Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham stepping into the spotlight, securing a 12-3 half. Winning the pistol round, the Americans were in the driving seat to win the map as they reached match point at 15-3, but it took them seven more rounds to finish it off.

Matchpage
1
2
3rd September 2016
16
Overpass
11
2
Train
16
9
Mirage
16

News tags:
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Michael 'Friis' JørgensenFriis 40 - 47 -7 70.5 1.04
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 44 - 53 -9 65.6 0.94
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 43 - 50 -7 70.8 0.92
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 43 - 52 -9 67.4 0.91
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 45 - 57 -12 72.9 0.85
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 59 - 45 +14 93.5 1.30
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 55 - 47 +8 86.0 1.20
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 50 - 38 +12 69.2 1.16
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 52 - 43 +9 74.8 1.14
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 42 - 43 -1 71.3 1.02

Matchpage
1
2
3rd September 2016
16
Overpass
11
2
Train
16
9
Mirage
16

 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Michael 'Friis' JørgensenFriis 40 - 47 -7 70.5 1.04
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 44 - 53 -9 65.6 0.94
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 43 - 50 -7 70.8 0.92
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 43 - 52 -9 67.4 0.91
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 45 - 57 -12 72.9 0.85
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 59 - 45 +14 93.5 1.30
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 55 - 47 +8 86.0 1.20
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 50 - 38 +12 69.2 1.16
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 52 - 43 +9 74.8 1.14
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 42 - 43 -1 71.3 1.02

In the meantime, the last quarter-final took place between Echo Fox and Complexity, who previously eliminated Rogue in their group's decider, all with Cory "APE" Bate standing in for Shawn "witmer" Taylor.

The Canadian-British roster continued to surprise, taking the Sean "seang@res" Gares-led squad by storm on the Terrorist side of Cache with 13 rounds as everyone pulled their own weight.

Echo Fox attemped to come back, but the deficit was too big as they strung together five rounds but conceded the last three to lose the map 7-16.


Echo Fox survived a nail-biting finish to their compLexity series

The tides turned on Dust2, where it was Echo Fox who picked up a convincing 12 rounds as CT. The first four rounds went their opponents' way, but the map was over after the Americans put their foot down and finished the map off at 16-7 with two 1v1 clutches in a row.

Echo Fox repeated a similar feat on Mirage, where they took 11 rounds to their name as CT and topped it off with a pistol round victory. Complexity won the following forcebuy as well as several more gunrounds, making it 13-10. A forcebuy triumph from Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir's side pushed them one step closer to the semi-finals, but they had to work for it in overtime, as Complexity pushed back late into the map. The overtime itself was quite straight-forward, as Echo Fox made it to the Immortals semis at 19-16.

Matchpage
2
1
3rd September 2016
7
Cache
16
16
Dust2
7
19
Mirage
16

 Echo Fox K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM 68 - 54 +14 84.6 1.31
United States Ronnie 'ryx' Bylickiryx 64 - 49 +15 88.1 1.25
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid 60 - 57 +3 82.6 1.07
United States Daniel 'roca' Gustaferriroca 50 - 56 -6 70.3 0.98
United States Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res 46 - 51 -5 59.3 0.93
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United Kingdom Kia 'Surreal' ManSurreal 63 - 53 +10 76.4 1.13
Canada Cory 'APE' BateAPE 49 - 54 -5 67.8 0.97
United Kingdom Rory 'dephh' Jacksondephh 54 - 61 -7 76.7 0.95
Canada Bradley 'ANDROID' FodorANDROID 52 - 59 -7 64.5 0.93
Canada Michael 'Uber' StapellsUber 49 - 61 -12 71.0 0.92

The last match of the day will be the second semi-final between Echo Fox and Immortals, set to begin once both teams set up and get ready on the stage.

United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
783
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Shawn 'witmer' Taylor
Shawn 'witmer' Taylor
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
317
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.12
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 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
Canada Cory 'APE' Bate
Cory 'APE' Bate
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
228
KPR:
0.62
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
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
987
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Yes, I agree. GO CLOUD 9!
2016-09-04 02:39
#15
United States M1^ 
expected.
2016-09-04 02:47
n1
2016-09-04 02:39
#4
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Korea 2814 
GG!
2016-09-04 02:39
Yaass
2016-09-04 02:41
nice
2016-09-04 02:39
#12
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Other wholelottared 
ez 4 yung stew and da crew
2016-09-04 02:39
ye c9 looking good
2016-09-04 02:40
Shroud @lan
2016-09-04 02:40
Oh how far sean has fallen....lmao.
2016-09-04 02:53
nice echo and c9 c9 looking too stronk in NA like never before so far
2016-09-04 02:53
38 deaths in a bo3 ska is so good at staying alive
2016-09-04 02:58
#20
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United States Styles_ez4c9 
Cloud9 on LAN? I are think that.
2016-09-04 03:03
#21
nukkye | 
United States yvr 
c9 will win this
2016-09-04 04:18
immortals better
2016-09-04 04:37
Nt favela
2016-09-04 05:44
lmao c9 lmao
2016-09-04 06:01
Aren't IMT currently losing to the C9 reject team?
2016-09-04 06:05
playing with a coach
2016-09-04 06:18
Playing with a coach that they decided to add to the roster. Plus, showtime was ass and zews is probably doing better than he would have.
2016-09-04 06:19
they pick zews to igl zews doing very bad at this event
2016-09-04 06:21
Certainly not that much of a downgrade from Showtime... hltv.org/?pageid=247&playerid=9220
2016-09-04 06:23
zews is smart asf to a igl just need a better aim skills etc
2016-09-04 06:31
Im not doubting his IGL ability, he definitely does seem smart. Maybe he can improve his aim after some time.
2016-09-04 06:36
Regardless, he is their choice of a permanent 5th. So, "playing with a coach" isnt an excuse. Thats the immortals line up now.
2016-09-04 06:40
he is starting doing good he neeeds time
2016-09-04 06:45
Will be a good match tomorrow.
2016-09-04 07:33
ez 4 yung stew
2016-09-04 04:52
2ez 4 spry stew 1580+420
2016-09-04 06:04
I did expect more from heroic.
2016-09-04 07:07
#38
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Singapore Vexasoe 
Lets go Cloud 9! but Shroud last fragger </3
2016-09-04 09:41
but heroic>echofox :c
2016-09-04 20:07
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