Cloud9 ease past CLG
In another elimination match at the Main Qualifier, Cloud9 sent CLG home with a 16-8 win on Overpass.
In the fourth round's last match for elimination, Cloud9 faced CLG on Mirage which began with each team grabbing two rounds. Yassine "Subroza" Taoufik then clutched a 1v4 with fantastic usage of a smoke at the end, which gave his team two more rounds before Cloud9 took over again.
Defending each bombsite comfortably, Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert's team went up 5-4 before they broke their opponents economy after trading the next two on the B bombsite. A close situation on A ended with "" clutching the 1v1, while Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham's triple in another solid defense on B made the half 9-6 for Cloud9.
Cloud9 top the North American match-up with ease
The favorites also grabbed the second pistol round without losing any players, which extended their lead by three more rounds. CLG managed to defend B thanks to James "hazed" Cobb denying the bomb plant in a 3v3 and lost the following round on the same bombsite, but three saved weapons helped them survive the economy reset.
K - D
Yassine 'Subroza' TaoufikSubroza
17 - 21
Stephen 'reltuC' CutlerreltuC
18 - 19
James 'hazed' Cobbhazed
10 - 17
Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta
7 - 19
Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan
7 - 23
With one match of the fourth round remaining, the qualifier's standings are following:
|GODSENT (3-0)||mousesports||HellRaisers||Renegades (0-3)|
|FaZe (3-0)||Immortals||G2||Spirit (0-3)|
|OpTic (3-1)||Envy||TYLOO (1-3)|
|Dignitas (3-1)||Vega Squadron||NiP (1-3)|