TRIDENT win CGPL Season 9

TRIDENT have been crowned champions of Australia's CyberGamer Professional League for Season 9, taking home $2,500 AUD in cash after defeating Cypher 2-1 (16-8 de_mirage, 6-16 de_nuke, 16-8 de_overpass).

After a long six-week of online groupstage matches, eight teams progressed to the single-elimination playoffs. Notable teams such as Athletico, Chiefs and Immunity decided to not partcipate this season due to more focus on international opportunities.

Parallax, the defending champions from the previous season, had a difficult quarter-final matchup against Exile5. Razmik "RaZ" Bastadjan, the team's star player was not present, forcing the Aussie-Kiwi squad to use a stand-in for the playoffs, just managing to win the three-map thriller in overtime.

Iain "SnypeR" Turner's plusvee was in a similar situation with the loss of Mohammed "MoeycQ" Tizani, but the 2-1 outcome favoured their opponent, Cypher in the end. The other quarter-final matches showcased two straight map wins for TRIDENT and onestop, where they took down Skyfire and a weakened AVANT respectively.


BlackouT's TRIDENT claim their first CGPL title

Heading into the semi-finals, the reigning champions were overthrown by Tom "BlackouT" Richmond's TRIDENT in two maps that went down to the wire, including a quadruple overtime. Despite Jordan "Hatz" Bajic stepping up his perfomance throughout the day with incredible fragging numbers, it was not enough to push Parallax over the line.

The second semi-final went in the way of Cypher, as Montheara "prakM" Prak destroyed onestop in the first map with 35-kills under his belt. prakM continued topping the scoreboard in the following map, securing the series win against Seth "seth" Leeson's side, who tried his best to keep onestop in the game. 

Reaching the final stage, the showdown between TRIDENT and Cypher was closely contested. Both teams traded map wins, allowing only single-digit scorelines for the opposing team. However, TRIDENT immediately took control of the third map at 7-8, preventing Aaron "ajk" Girton's men from gaining any Terrorist rounds in the remaining half. An MVP showing from Mitch "m1tch" Hastings helped TRIDENT grab the series.

Matchpage
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2
10th December 2016
8
Mirage
16
16
Nuke
6
8
Overpass
16

 Cypher K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Andy 'Noobster' ZhangNoobster 53 - 52 +1 82.7 1.10
Australia Philip 'Kronos' SouthertonKronos 50 - 43 +7 67.4 1.04
Australia Edward 'eLUSIVE' KongeLUSIVE 50 - 48 +2 75.2 1.01
Australia Aaron 'ajk' Girtonajk 42 - 54 -12 81.2 0.97
Australia Montheara 'prakM' PrakprakM 33 - 57 -24 59.7 0.68
 TRIDENT K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Mitch 'm1tch' Hastingsm1tch 60 - 41 +19 89.6 1.33
Australia Daniel 'urbz' Urbaniurbz 60 - 44 +16 86.9 1.28
Australia Daniel 'DANZ' WhitfieldDANZ 57 - 48 +9 85.9 1.16
New Zealand Tom 'BlackouT' RichmondBlackouT 41 - 50 -9 67.5 0.92
New Zealand Simon 'Sico' WilliamsSico 36 - 47 -11 57.5 0.78

CyberGamer Pro League Season 9 final standings:

1. Australia TRIDENT - $2,500 AUD (~$1,860)
2. Australia Cypher - $1,250 AUD (~$930)
3-4. Australia Parallax - $625 AUD (~$465)
3-4. Australia onestop - $625 AUD (~$465)
5-8. Australia Exile5
5-8. Australia Skyfire
5-8. Australia plusvee
5-8. Australia AVANT
9-10. Australia auRa
9-10. Australia Grinny Bankers
11-12. Australia SYF
11-12. Australia Dark Sided

Australia Mohammed 'MoeycQ' Tizani
Mohammed 'MoeycQ' Tizani
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
538
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Australia Mitch 'm1tch' Hastings
Mitch 'm1tch' Hastings
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
108
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
New Zealand Razmik 'RaZ' Bastadjan
Razmik 'RaZ' Bastadjan
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
286
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Australia Aaron 'ajk' Girton
Aaron 'ajk' Girton
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
59
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.12
New Zealand Tom 'BlackouT' Richmond
Tom 'BlackouT' Richmond
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
55
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
Australia Seth 'seth' Leeson
Seth 'seth' Leeson
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
58
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.08
Australia Montheara 'prakM' Prak
Montheara 'prakM' Prak
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
255
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Australia Iain 'SnypeR' Turner
Iain 'SnypeR' Turner
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
149
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Australia Jordan 'Hatz' Bajic
Jordan 'Hatz' Bajic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
684
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Nice!
2016-12-10 18:10
n1
2016-12-10 18:10
it says n1 dad that's all I wanted, I just want to give you this coin i get the point
2016-12-10 18:18
d
2016-12-10 18:10
#3
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Russia baryga007 
Great news!!!
2016-12-10 18:10
2
2016-12-10 18:10
GO KANGAROOS SUPERSHOES
2016-12-10 18:10
ex
2016-12-10 18:10
ze
2016-12-10 18:10
s
2016-12-10 18:10
lul
2016-12-10 18:10
ik
2016-12-10 18:10
who won what?
2016-12-10 18:10
TRIDENT won CGPL Season 9
2016-12-10 18:11
who won what?
2016-12-10 18:11
TRIDENT won CGPL Season 9
2016-12-10 18:13
who won what?
2016-12-10 18:13
TRIDENT won CGPL Season 9
2016-12-10 18:14
i don't know these no namers
2016-12-10 18:14
Philip 'Kronos' Southerton Andy 'noobstR' Zhang Edward 'eLUSIVEE' Kong Aaron 'ajk' Girton Montheara 'prakM' Prak Mitch 'm1tch' Hastings Daniel 'RBZ' Johns Daniel 'DANZ' Whitfield Tom 'BlackouT' Richmond Simon 'Sico' Williams
2016-12-10 18:17
still no namers tho I might only recognize m1tch but aside from that? Nope
2016-12-10 18:17
yeah u right, low level players.
2016-12-11 08:47
orgy
2016-12-10 18:10
#14
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Germany M9ow 
n1
2016-12-10 18:10
What is this?
2016-12-10 18:10
WHO?
2016-12-10 18:11
m1tch??
2016-12-10 18:11
who? oO
2016-12-10 18:12
#21
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Turkey justSyntax 
(~$1,860) what a big tournament
2016-12-10 18:13
more than any turkish tournament combined lul
2016-12-10 18:33
#31
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Germany T0BS3N 
Well played, sir.
2016-12-10 18:32
#37
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Turkey justSyntax 
its true lul
2016-12-10 21:21
#29
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Czech Republic MrM4sl0 
Wat???
2016-12-10 18:20
where Athletico ??? Aussies tell me
2016-12-10 18:33
Ez for bubble gum
2016-12-10 19:01
#35
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
i like trident :)
2016-12-10 19:26
#39
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United States kick_mo_ffs 
who?
2016-12-11 08:49
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