CLG through to SL i-League S3

CLG are the second team to secure a spot at SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 Finals via the North American qualifiers after defeating Renegades 2-0 (16-8 on Train and 16-9 on Overpass).

With Immortals already through to the StarLadder event in Kiev after edging past Liquid in a three-map series, the battle for the final North American qualifying spot was contested between CLG and Renegades - two teams desperate for success.

The first map of the series, Train, was a complete blowout, with CLG cruising to a 13-2 lead on the Terrorist side. A trio of kills by Justin "jks" Savage in the pistol round gave Renegades a lifeline, but despite winning six of the first seven rounds of the second half, the Australians were unable to pull off a miraculous comeback, eventually losing the map 8-16.


Rickeh powered CLG to beat his former team 

The second map followed the same pattern as the first as CLG took a whopping 11 rounds on the Terrorist side. After losing the pistol round, Renegades hit back on a force buy, and that was the start of a great run from the Australian side, who cut the gap to just three rounds. However, an ace from Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland in a force-buy attempt brought Renegades' streak to an end and powered CLG to lock down the map, 16-9. 

 CLG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 42 - 26 +16 86.8 1.56
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' MulhollandRickeh 42 - 22 +20 91.3 1.52
United States Stephen 'reltuC' CutlerreltuC 47 - 27 +20 94.2 1.50
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 39 - 30 +9 91.7 1.39
Canada Pujan 'FNS' MehtaFNS 26 - 31 -5 55.6 1.00
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 35 - 34 +1 76.3 0.93
Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekonyam 29 - 36 -7 70.4 0.81
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 26 - 44 -18 63.3 0.70
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 24 - 43 -19 62.4 0.66
Sweden Simon 'atter' Atterstamatter 22 - 39 -17 49.9 0.64

The list of participants for the $300,000 competition, taking place from April 4-9, now looks as follows: 

Brazil SK  Poland Virtus.pro  Denmark North  Sweden NiP
Denmark Astralis  Europe FaZe CIS Natus Vincere  Kazakhstan Gambit 
Korea MVP Project  China TYLOO China 5POWER Brazil Immortals
France G2 Sweden fnatic United States CLG Europe  EU qualifier 

The final spot in the competition will be determined by the third-place match of the European qualifier, pitting HellRaisers against EnVyUs.

Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
854
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
563
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Nice, gl to them!! n1
2017-03-21 12:26
Lol wasted spot
2017-03-21 12:32
#36
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Russia AyvaN 
lol no, CLG really improve'd with rickeh.
2017-03-21 13:02
#39
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
improve'd
2017-03-21 13:05
#42
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Russia AyvaN 
I mean i'm improvED, just shortly
2017-03-21 13:06
#45
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
improved - 8 symbols improve'd - 9 wtf
2017-03-21 13:07
#47
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Russia AyvaN 
xexexexe
2017-03-21 13:11
Hahahahah +1
2017-03-21 13:15
Damn veri G00dEnglando yes?
2017-03-21 13:50
#60
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
Yes Fatih
2017-03-21 14:07
"Lol wasted spot" Where are you now?
2017-04-08 20:36
Its still wasted spot? Its not like they deserves to be in playoffs
2017-04-08 20:38
Beat Gambit on their best map. Even FaZe won't play Gambit on Cobblestone. Karrigan pointed it out himself on twitter.
2017-04-08 20:47
Gambit? lul so what?
2017-04-08 21:36
ok
2017-03-21 12:26
#7
NiKo | 
Italy ERnappi 
ez CLG
2017-03-21 12:26
gg clg
2017-03-21 12:26
izi
2017-03-21 12:26
#10
chrisJ | 
Netherlands Echie 
would've liked to see rng there :\
2017-03-21 12:26
#25
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Then maybe they shouldn't have benched Rickeh!
2017-03-21 12:38
#26
chrisJ | 
Netherlands Echie 
yeah clearly haha
2017-03-21 12:41
#11
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Singapore Guard_CSGO 
ez
2017-03-21 12:26
revenge
2017-03-21 12:26
free money ty clg
2017-03-21 12:26
#14
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World fox>Kennys 
richek on gear
2017-03-21 12:26
#16
nitr0 | 
Netherlands TTHump 
how the fuck did they pull this off lol
2017-03-21 12:27
#94
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Australia Demalice_ 
Renegades played like trash lol
2017-03-22 06:39
#98
nitr0 | 
Netherlands TTHump 
nah I meant how they managed to get this far and qualify
2017-03-22 10:46
#100
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Australia Demalice_ 
Played easy teams
2017-03-23 08:50
#18
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Wut? Clg>rng Wut??? GoHR
2017-03-21 12:28
#19
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
Rickeh was the problem
2017-03-21 12:31
#20
f0rest | 
Russia SokoLov 
ez cloud9
2017-03-21 12:31
rickeh on the gear bois
2017-03-21 12:33
#23
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Czech Republic MatthEWw_w 
Ez for HR>Envy
2017-03-21 12:33
rickeh revange PogChamp
2017-03-21 12:38
Rickeh top fragging and an ace to get his revenge.
2017-03-21 12:41
#81
koosta | 
United States kooster 
Cutler top fragged. Rickeh tied in terms of frags with koosta.
2017-03-21 17:24
#28
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
RIP Renegades again... We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-03-21 12:45
GLHF, a bit of recovery time for CLG right now
2017-03-21 12:46
who did more awping koosta or richkeh?
2017-03-21 12:48
koosta rickeh is secondary
2017-03-21 15:15
#82
koosta | 
United States kooster 
kid urself if u think koosta would let that rat awp
2017-03-21 17:26
The Revenge Of Rickeh
2017-03-21 12:48
#32
xartE | 
Finland Waari 
There is no way this Renegades core stays together if they bomb out of groups at IEM Sydney (which is looking most likely). When Rickeh is able to destroy you on RIFLES something is wrong.
2017-03-21 12:50
Word tbh
2017-03-21 13:03
reky by rickeh
2017-03-21 12:55
We have 4 wasted spots now yay
2017-03-21 13:01
would have been wasted either way, its not like rng would do any better
2017-03-21 13:07
c l o u d 9
2017-03-21 16:00
still wasted tbh
2017-03-21 17:15
badb8
2017-03-21 18:09
#35
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New Zealand tyfnz 
And this is what happens when you get rid of potentially the best AU AWPER and replace him with some tier 2/3 Swedish player that played for lele's meme team.
2017-03-21 13:01
#41
xartE | 
Finland Waari 
The Renegades players are so much better than the sum of their parts. It is time for them to move on. jks and azr are wasted talent on Renegades and would do great work in NA Teams. It is time for other AU teams to get the chance (also wtf is Winterfox doing with not even a top 5 AU team?)
2017-03-21 13:06
#46
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New Zealand tyfnz 
Back in 2014, the core of this team used to be #15 in the rankings, so it's pretty sad to see them under-performing this badly. Shitty thing about the Pro League is that the organisation keeps the spot in the league and instead of giving the spot to ex-Winterfox (Denial), Winterfox kept the spot and signed admittedly 2nd tier AU/NZ players who admittedly should be performing better than this. A lot of people think that jks would be a good fit for C9 and azr being a good fit for Liquid.
2017-03-21 13:10
#38
koosta | 
United States kooster 
HELL YEAH
2017-03-21 13:04
noice
2017-03-21 13:06
#49
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Brazil wAc 
na cs has got to rock botton
2017-03-21 13:20
#52
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Australia dr0pbear 
Rickeh was the problem.
2017-03-21 13:42
hahaa, karma is bitch you know.
2017-03-21 13:45
why did the asian qualifier get 3 teams in and NA only get 2, dont tell me C9 wouldnt have been better at this event then 5power or mvp project
2017-03-21 13:47
#57
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North America ksp52 
dumb fucking event, don't waste your time just watch the majors
2017-03-21 13:59
This event is fucking retarded
2017-03-21 18:52
Actually it makes sense. I guess the third spot was meant for AU or greater ocenia.
2017-03-22 08:31
#58
gob b | 
Germany Flexb0y 
Quite a story. GL to them
2017-03-21 14:00
#62
North America Oakz 
deserved
2017-03-21 14:12
#64
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Renegades are just a joke team will never do damage outside pacific and asia
2017-03-21 14:17
rickeh was the problem
2017-03-21 14:20
Ez eickeh
2017-03-21 14:23
RICKEH WAS THE PROBLEM
2017-03-21 14:40
fucking LOL
2017-03-21 14:55
#69
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Malaysia phyzell 
booyakah boomerangggg! :)
2017-03-21 15:14
#72
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North America Kropsinz 
Who saw both of Rickeh's zeus kills on Train? I bet that was more gratifying for him than any of his other kills.
2017-03-21 15:30
i saw both, on the b site? close to lower? :)
2017-03-21 15:46
This is perfect. Average players from Renegades with absolutely pathetic work ethic, discipline and drive getting schooled by Rickeh who is an average player but with the best work ethic, discipline and drive out of them. Very telling, and good to see. Back to the bin Renegades, you are an embarrassment.
2017-03-21 15:42
Renegades arrived in NA at almost the same time as Keyd Stars (fallen & co). While Fallen got to the top, renegades just got worst :/
2017-03-21 16:23
LOL - and Renegades said Rickeh was the problem. Revenge is great :)
2017-03-21 16:55
#101
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Australia Demalice_ 
He was removed because of his attitude within the team...
2017-03-23 08:53
#78
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United States SoNftw 
Lmfao Renegades Rickeh was the solution!
2017-03-21 16:58
Grats to them, but sadly CLG will get utterly destroyed at the LAN finals. Sad, but true
2017-03-21 18:18
hopefully clg will have some impact :) btw i could be $20 richer :(
2017-03-21 18:35
Rickeh the traitor, hope he gets destroyed at the LAN as karma, would be funny.
2017-03-21 18:58
Did they give IGL role to FNS and give Cutler back his old role?
2017-03-21 19:07
#93
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Oceania nobrac 
I think there was conflict with rickeh and the team.. either igl or awp.. he used to call from time to time for immunity i think.. good on him showing his potential in clg, hes no dog, the team dogged him and he was benched.. im sure anyone else wud have done the same, he needs a income.. Renegades -yam +hiko (igl) If renegades were to pay him enough for his interest, salary wise.. then replace atter with a free agent later when they become available.. Or cloud9 option -shroud (stream team) +jks Hes wasted talent in rng.. hes 21.. and has so much potential and stil developing.. same with ustilo.. good org renegades is.. just gotta get there team right.. look at the flaws.. obv rickeh could see them.. Or who goves a fuck.. they aint gonna change shit.. just keep losing..
2017-03-22 02:30
#95
buster | 
China qwe8706 
Rickeh was the problem lul
2017-03-22 08:19
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