Cloud9 beat TSM, to Major qualifier

Cloud9 defeated TSM 2-0 (Train 16-3, Cache 16-12) at the Americas Minor to secure the second spot at the upcoming Major Qualifier.

Hunter "SicK" Mims picked up three USP-S kills defending the Ivy area of Train to start the match, but his team was quickly overwhelmed, resulting in Cloud9 taking the pistol round. Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert's team continued strong, taking a 5-0 lead thanks to a smartly played 1v3 from the 26-year-old.

TSM got a round on the board to make it 5-1, but were promptly reset as their double-AWP setup was unable to deal with Cloud9's fast A execute.

At 11-2, Timothy "autimatic" Ta managed to get a forward position on the A site to help out his team's attack, but Skyler "Relyks" Weaver's kill on the bomb planter combined with the low amount of time remaining got TSM the third round of the game.

After finishing the half 12-3 down, Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen and co. were in dire need of the Terrorist pistol round, but were once again unable to capitalize on their openings. n0thing and Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham combined for three kills, making it 13-3 and effectively closing out the first match. 

In the end it was 16-3, as TSM's force-buy attempts ended up being unsuccessful.


Cloud9 weren't really tested on Train

Pujan "FNS" Mehta's team finally won a pistol on Cache, getting a 3-0 lead to start the second map of the series. Unfortunately for them, they weren't able to continue with the momentum as Skadoodle picked up a double kill with the AWP to help his team get the first gun round.

Following that, Cloud9 took over the momentum, with a 2v4 retake of the A bombsite in round 9 being crucial in their run.

At 8-3, Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken traded two for one as Cloud9 tried to aggresive on the B site and his team managed to convert the lead to get another round. In the end that was all they got as Terrorists, as Cloud9 closed it out 11-4.

The second pistol round went the way of TSM as well, but this time they were able to string a couple of rounds together, shrinking their deficit to five rounds.

Jake "Stewie2K" Yip got an opener for his team that then made it 12-8, but Cloud9 were reset straight after that, as a frantic round on B went the way of TSM. Just as the match got tied at 12-12, Skadoodle stepped up with three AK-47 kills on the B site offensive.

That ended up being all they needed, as the low-economy TSM wasn't able to hold on against autimatic and co. anymore, and ended up losing the map 16-12.

Matchpage
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4th December 2016
Canada
16
Train
3
16
Cache
12

 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 41 - 22 +19 83.6 1.52
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 36 - 31 +5 93.4 1.37
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 41 - 29 +12 87.4 1.32
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 35 - 28 +7 84.3 1.24
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 27 - 27 0 55.1 1.09
 TSM K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK 36 - 34 +2 83.3 0.99
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' FriesenSEMPHIS 29 - 35 -6 66.8 0.93
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 24 - 37 -13 65.9 0.76
United States Skyler 'Relyks' WeaverRelyks 26 - 37 -11 70.8 0.76
Canada Pujan 'FNS' MehtaFNS 21 - 37 -16 50.0 0.57

Final standings for the Americas Minor:

  1. Brazil Immortals - Major Qualifier
  2. United States Cloud9 - Major Qualifier
  3. Canada TSM
  4. United States Muffin Lightning 

With the Americas Minor being brought to the end, we have the final team list for the Major Qualifier: 

Sweden NiP  North America OpTic Europe mousesports  United States CLG
Denmark Dignitas  France Envy  Europe FaZe France G2
China TYLOO Australia Renegades  Russia Vega Squadron  Russia Spirit
Sweden GODSENT  Europe HellRaisers Brazil Immortals United States Cloud9

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United States Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
767
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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 Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
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
United States Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
806
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Cloud9 will win the ELEAGUE major
2016-12-04 21:50
#25
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
UK CS #1
2016-12-04 21:46
I Arnt think that
2016-12-04 21:47
#34
 | 
United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
Think aren't fat not I yank.
2016-12-04 21:50
what ever damn tea drinker
2016-12-04 21:50
#37
 | 
United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
> PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Kryptix Best in opening duels 75.0% won
2016-12-04 21:51
Deaths per round Skadoodle 0.55
2016-12-04 21:53
#41
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
Well. HLTV has spoken. Tier 4 UK > Tier 1 (2) US
2016-12-04 21:59
#43
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Denmark regnant 
#runSKG
2016-12-04 22:00
#cryisFree
2016-12-04 22:01
i are think that skadoodle is back in form boissss ;)
2016-12-04 22:56
n1
2016-12-04 21:46
Good job Cloud9 but I really wanted the Muffin Lightning stickers but I doubt they would have got through the actual major qualifier looking at how stacked it is now! Cloud9 seemed to have some issues mid-game on Cache vs TSM and they started to mount a slight comeback. But if Cloud9 want to have a legendary status as a top team they should be rolling over these Tier 3 players, not almost losing.
2016-12-04 21:47
#4
rain | 
Norway Kimmiix 
N1
2016-12-04 21:46
n1
2016-12-04 21:46
k
2016-12-04 21:46
NOOO
2016-12-04 21:46
#9
Ant1ka | 
United States MDDDDDD 
ez
2016-12-04 21:46
Fat
2016-12-04 21:46
#12
 | 
United States Snapn 
gg
2016-12-04 21:46
n
2016-12-04 21:46
k
2016-12-04 21:46
ez
2016-12-04 21:46
#16
Brehze | 
United States CS_Gawd 
expected
2016-12-04 21:46
ez
2016-12-04 21:46
nice
2016-12-04 21:46
#19
 | 
Canada DahChickenDoe 
C9!
2016-12-04 21:46
#20
 | 
Peru 2loro2 
hello
2016-12-04 21:46
lets go c9
2016-12-04 21:46
ez
2016-12-04 21:46
#23
 | 
Finland k0rnEr 
n1
2016-12-04 21:46
shame
2016-12-04 21:46
okay
2016-12-04 21:46
Hiko are you kidding me?
2016-12-04 21:46
nice Skdoodoo
2016-12-04 21:47
im cheering for Astralis ^^
2016-12-04 21:46
-semphis and -twistzz tsm gg
2016-12-04 21:47
They're probably doing -Twistzz - FNS +Shahzam +sgares iirc
2016-12-05 16:12
#32
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
GG for C9. Sick had a sick performance, if he keeps like this 2017 will be a great year for 2017. And the major qual is so exciting atm.
2016-12-04 21:47
The third group looks tough, other ones are kinda decided
2016-12-04 21:48
#35
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Portugal maguire 
those are not the groups
2016-12-04 21:50
LUL... now i look really dumb... hope not many people saw my post... pls ignore.. pretend that didnt happen
2016-12-04 21:54
Wouldn't the first group be the hardest anyways?
2016-12-04 22:14
if TSM decide to kick twistz instead of semphis then this team won't even be top5 amongst NA teams lmao
2016-12-04 21:52
#42
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Poland furleppe 
LUL they should make this major qualifiers on a big stage
2016-12-04 22:00
EZ
2016-12-04 22:07
My name is fnx My aim is good and I cuck the best. Fers girl and I we had sex, She liked his dick a little less, Now that's I'm done fallen is next So SK gaming is a mess.
2016-12-04 22:09
#48
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
Canadian poetry lol Almost as pathetic as your lesbian prime minister Pierre Castro
2016-12-04 22:56
ez
2016-12-04 23:11
tsm in 2016 lul
2016-12-04 23:14
going to major NiP dignitas FaZe Immortals Cloud9 G2 EnVyUs OpTic/GODSENT but prolly mouz will fluke their group with two easy bo1's against nabs
2016-12-04 23:32
I think will not be groups, probably swiss system.
2016-12-05 00:10
no way lol volvo won't change their format
2016-12-05 00:11
Cologne qualifier already featured swiss system lol
2016-12-05 01:22
u r right actually xD
2016-12-05 02:37
#70
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United States r0seCS 
Why would anybody think GODSENT even have a chance at making it over OpTic... OpTic just came off a win at ELEAGUE and a 2nd place at ECS. They're qualifying much more easily than FaZe, IMT, C9, G2, and EnVy.
2016-12-14 16:48
#55
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Other TapioKuusela 
The moment when you see those ruski teams in that list :D
2016-12-05 00:03
#60
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Australia kTw0 
LUL WE ARE SO FUCKED.
2016-12-05 03:47
#62
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Argentina GlobalBlur 
ez
2016-12-05 08:18
Now give your best to qualify for the major!
2016-12-05 13:08
#65
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Singapore Nephalith 
Never seen a major qualifier so stacked before! PogChamp
2016-12-05 14:45
go HR !
2016-12-05 15:23
CLG? I would have rather seen TSM at the Major Qualifier. Fuck that.
2016-12-05 16:04
#69
allu | 
Canada iloveallu 
rip having 2 canadian teams at major
2016-12-07 04:43
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