OpTic send Cloud9 packing at ECS

OpTic have sent Cloud9 packing following a nail-biting finish to their elimination match of Group A (2-1; Dust2 8-16, Overpass 16-12, Cache 19-17).

Cloud9 went with a B split in the initial pistol round, which yielded them three rounds in a row. They used the same tactic in the following gunround as well to reach 5-0.

The individual players of OpTic then stepped up, with William "RUSH" Wierzba and Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas putting up eight crucial kills over the next three full buys, which made the scoreline even at 5-5.

Cloud9 then regained the lead on the back of great play from Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham and Jake "Stewie2K" Yip, and secured a 9-6 half. When the sides switched, Timothy "autimatic" Ta's quad-kill gave them the second pistol round and a 12-6 lead.


Cloud9 took control of the match early on

The next two gunrounds were exchanged and OpTic had to eco, which Keith "NAF" Markovic turned around with quad-kill. Replying with an eco round win of their own, Cloud9 took control of the rest of the map to win 16-8.

Cloud9 continued with their pistol round streak and got their third in a row as CT on Overpass and topped it off with two clean anti-ecos. OpTic then survived a retake on the A bombsite, but their economy was in shreds once they lost the following round to Stewie2K's aggression in middle.

Similar situations happened twice more, when OpTic won two more rounds during the rest of the half, one of which was an eco, but couldn't string more together and had to eco more often than not. That gave Cloud9 a 12-3 scoreline on the defense, though their opponents threw themselves a lifeline with their first pistol round win in the series.

The OpTic side secured the first full buy with RUSH winning a 1v1, and kept defending each site while everyone was pitching in with multi-kills. Only a few of the rounds were close, including one where mixwell defused in a 2v2 situation and another in which Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert had a solid chance in a 1v3. However, with a perfect defense, OpTic forced Cache following a 16-12 victory.


OpTic put up a perfect defense on Overpass to come back from a 3-12 deficit

OpTic started out well on the decider, picking up a 4-1 lead before Cloud9 took over. Two A attacks gave n0thing's team the economic advantage, which saw them getting five rounds in a row. RUSH's triple then defended another attack towards the same bombsite, but OpTic found themselves with no money once again after they lost the following round, while Cloud9 got a 10-5 half.

As n0thing needed an extra second to defuse the bomb, a close pistol round went OpTic's way along with the following two rounds and the first gunround on B. With that, Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz's team made the score even at 10-10.

The rounds kept going back and forth afterwards, which would have worked against Cloud9 had they not won a couple of eco rounds on the back of Stewie2K's plays, including a quad-kill with a sole AWP. The second eco win pushed the score to 14-13 in their favor, but OpTic broke their opponents' economy in turn after they made a fake tactic work. After winning the anti-eco, OpTic got the entry kill but couldn't turn it into a round win, as the decider went to overtime.

The rounds continued to go back and forth, but it was OpTic who got the better of their Terrorist half. autimatic and Skadoodle then turned a 2v5 situation around, but OpTic still still secured the series after NAF got five crucial kills in the last two rounds.

Matchpage
2
1
10th December 2016
8
Dust2
16
16
Overpass
12
19
Cache
17

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 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 63 - 65 -2 78.7 1.08
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 62 - 59 +3 77.0 1.06
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 57 - 56 +1 71.7 1.04
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 58 - 61 -3 72.7 1.00
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 57 - 67 -10 71.2 0.88
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 69 - 60 +9 89.2 1.21
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 67 - 54 +13 78.4 1.14
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 67 - 62 +5 84.3 1.11
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 53 - 61 -8 65.7 0.93
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 52 - 61 -9 66.2 0.93

Matchpage
2
1
10th December 2016
8
Dust2
16
16
Overpass
12
19
Cache
17

 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 63 - 65 -2 78.7 1.08
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 62 - 59 +3 77.0 1.06
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 57 - 56 +1 71.7 1.04
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 58 - 61 -3 72.7 1.00
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 57 - 67 -10 71.2 0.88
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 69 - 60 +9 89.2 1.21
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 67 - 54 +13 78.4 1.14
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 67 - 62 +5 84.3 1.11
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 53 - 61 -8 65.7 0.93
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 52 - 61 -9 66.2 0.93

The Brazilian battle will now follow in Anaheim, Immortals will face SK in Group B's elimination match shortly.

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
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1004
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
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 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 William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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
OpTic #1 NA now, Choke9 too bad Cloud9 needs to drop SHROUD OpTic will ez faze again and win ECS
2016-12-10 22:59
#44
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Argentina juanme555RIP 
it's not a choke if the enemy team is much better xD
2016-12-10 22:59
#52
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
12-3 => loss
2016-12-10 23:00
#55
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Argentina juanme555RIP 
Overpass is VERY CT sided...like....asf. that's like winning first time in old nuke ct side 12-3 and then losing....it really isn't a choke once you lose on the much weaker side and vs a superior team. /close /ipban /dealwithit
2016-12-10 23:01
#63
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Germany No_Kappa 
C9 fans on suicide alert.
2016-12-10 23:03
#67
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Argentina juanme555RIP 
xD #1 Being one of them @NorthAmerican before: i.imgur.com/2RpxXrM.png @NorthAmerican now: i.imgur.com/4Poz1x5.png XDD some people just have no shame
2016-12-10 23:07
no it's been optic for months and b4 that it was liquid
2016-12-10 23:09
#71
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Argentina juanme555RIP 
nice lie ;3
2016-12-10 23:09
GOD FOX, btw new gambling site - csg o2x.com - code: SUMMIT (for 5$)
2016-12-11 02:30
#73
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
Nah, C9 is amazing. Horrible semi draw against Samsung Galaxy in World Champs. And legend Aui_2000 just won the International. Too bad none of the old core on the CS roster is even remotely likable.
2016-12-10 23:09
#91
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Denmark LnDcsgo 
How? xD
2016-12-11 01:08
#77
North America Oakz 
even though, c9 played a very bad t side throughout
2016-12-10 23:12
it really isn't though, best overpass teams easily getting 7,8,9 rounds a half... this isn't 2014 without bank or long dude don't make excuses for a 0-13 t half
2016-12-10 23:23
really nice job Optic keep it up #RUNOPTIC
2016-12-10 22:59
#3
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South America IFK 
byebye clown9
2016-12-10 22:59
sad
2016-12-10 22:58
Almost!
2016-12-10 22:59
KYS c9 shrouds peeking and aiming like its a fucking pug. Tryhard all aim no brain
2016-12-10 22:59
#58
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Estonia Saurise 
+1, shroud is so bad
2016-12-10 23:02
#60
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
+1 -skauseless +MingLee AWP (koosta?) -shroud +MingLee IGL (SeanGaresJr?)
2016-12-10 23:03
#GreenWall
2016-12-10 22:59
norway internet
2016-12-10 22:59
1
2016-12-10 22:58
#10
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
optic lost so many stupid rounds and still won the game lol
2016-12-10 22:59
that feeling when even arctic is over you :(
2016-12-10 22:59
#11
REZ | 
United Kingdom banana69 
LUL CLOWN 9 SO BAD KICK EVERYONE AND DISBAND LUL
2016-12-10 22:59
1
2016-12-10 22:58
ez
2016-12-10 22:58
1
2016-12-10 22:58
GG optic!
2016-12-10 22:59
#15
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CIS sergioff 
GG
2016-12-10 22:58
man if n0thing would've had time to defuse the bomb.. should've been cloud9's match
2016-12-10 22:59
#18
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Ireland Mackey91 
nice choke
2016-12-10 22:59
epik
2016-12-10 22:58
d
2016-12-10 22:58
first
2016-12-10 22:58
lol
2016-12-10 22:58
Clown 9 choking at 12-3 lmao
2016-12-10 22:59
good job optic so close c9
2016-12-10 22:59
#25
NiKo | 
CIS swikzie 
lul
2016-12-10 22:59
clown9
2016-12-10 22:59
#27
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United States Pbor 
INSANE CHOKE LMAO
2016-12-10 22:59
4
2016-12-10 22:59
#30
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Argentina juanme555RIP 
GODTIC
2016-12-10 22:59
#31
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Denmark regnant 
c9 choked harder than liquid.
2016-12-10 22:59
#32
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Argentina thankzz 
what a match
2016-12-10 22:59
#33
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United States Cheezyshooter 
Feelsbadman
2016-12-10 22:59
#34
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World Parachvte 
f2
2016-12-10 22:59
#35
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Czech Republic DoctorOfHLTV 
ez for god skapoodle
2016-12-10 22:59
Clowns
2016-12-10 22:59
ez
2016-12-10 22:59
Obviously 2 dog eaters are not enough.
2016-12-10 22:59
#39
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Spain Alser 
Super intense match
2016-12-10 22:59
EZ
2016-12-10 22:59
#41
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Poland furleppe 
0 rounds as T on overpass please stop this
2016-12-10 22:59
CLOWN9 EZ FOR NAF AND MIXW
2016-12-10 22:59
#greenwall <3
2016-12-10 22:59
#47
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Sweden godname 
C9 is Down
2016-12-10 22:59
pls disband these fucking bots lmfao
2016-12-10 23:00
1st xddd Kappa 100th Africa net
2016-12-10 23:00
Should be another easy tournament for optic, wrll played boys.
2016-12-10 23:00
thx for those skins @Skadoodle @Shroud @Autimatic @N0thing @Stewie2k <33333 Kappa
2016-12-10 23:00
OPTIC #1 North America
2016-12-10 23:01
Stewie well played, Skadoodle bot-monument
2016-12-10 23:01
#56
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Finland Doom_69 
choke 9 4Head
2016-12-10 23:01
stewie did what he could do the best, but rush and stainslaw made so much impact on crucial rounds.
2016-12-10 23:02
No team and skadoodle?
2016-12-10 23:02
.______.
2016-12-10 23:03
Maybe after this and when they fail at the major they'll stop trying this whole 4v5 thing?
2016-12-10 23:03
#64
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Portugal dracø 
Summer is officially over lelel Stewie needs a better team.
2016-12-10 23:04
#65
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
ez 4 #GreenWall bois
2016-12-10 23:04
#66
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
Noice! Cache was great, that amazing save from stewie and another force won but lost after that. Rush was so good again, damn he won some important rounds
2016-12-10 23:05
#68
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Europe GytiZ 
Shroud IS problem.
2016-12-10 23:08
shroud is so bad holy fucking shit this dude should only play in fucking esea pugs against NA's nova level players. fucking useless
2016-12-10 23:08
byebye clown9
2016-12-10 23:09
#74
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Sweden larsbananas 
Expected.
2016-12-10 23:10
win first map and 12-3 in the second map for cloud 9 and now go to home lose 1-2 with 0 round in Tside second map what a clowns
2016-12-10 23:12
#80
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United States cornycows 
dont forget 10-5 2nd map
2016-12-10 23:17
#76
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
FUCK YEAH. optic are rapidly becoming one of my favourite teams. Awesome stats they've got for a three map series, so even - shows how all of them contribute to their wins (quite unusal for a "top" team) Good shit, hope they can go a bit further.
2016-12-10 23:12
#78
ZywOo | 
Asia 7RU7H 
Optic will win ECS !!!
2016-12-10 23:16
choke9
2016-12-10 23:16
#81
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Brazil bandicoot 
This might just be the best north american team I have ever seen, even compared to old complexity or Team3D. Optic is something else, out of the ordinary NA trash
2016-12-10 23:19
:O
2016-12-10 23:23
Clown9
2016-12-10 23:26
'Member when c9 closed games? Yeaah I 'member
2016-12-10 23:35
Love the "C9 disband" overreactions here... They lost in OT to the hottest team in CS right now. They'll be fine for the major qualifier
2016-12-10 23:42
"hottest team in CS right now" haha
2016-12-11 00:30
Clown9 strikes again
2016-12-10 23:47
\ MingLee
2016-12-11 00:29
shroud is really the definition of a pugstar holy cow
2016-12-11 00:53
#92
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Denmark LnDcsgo 
Team1 vs team2 Team1 : 16 team2 : 14 HLTV : OHHH TEAM2 SUCK OMG NEWBs! logic
2016-12-11 01:09
clown9 LUL
2016-12-11 01:27
good bye fluke9 LUL
2016-12-11 02:32
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