Cloud9 win iBP Spring 2017

Cloud9 won iBUYPOWER Invitational Spring 2017 after defeating OpTic 2-0 in the grand final (16-8 on Cobblestone and 22-18 on Mirage).

The $16,000 online tournament kicked off with an eight-team single elimination bracket. OpTic, who used Jason "jasonR" Ruchelski as a stand-in, beat Misfits 2-0 in the quarter-finals while Cloud9 eased past Selfless with the same scoreline.

Although Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert & co. lost Nuke—the second map in the series—to Luminosity in the semi-finals, the North Americans won convincingly on Cobblestone and Overpass. OpTic, on the other hand, reached the grand final after beating Liquid 16-14 on two maps in the semi-finals.


Skadoodle was effective in the grand final 

OpTic and Cloud9 kicked off the grand final on Cobblestone where the latter secured a 16-8 victory. Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham finished the game with a 30:11 score and a 1.99 rating.

Mirage went to overtime as both teams picked up six rounds on their T-sides. Once again Cloud9 came on top to win the map 22-18. Jake "Stewie2K" Yip & co. won the grand final 2-0 and took home $10,000.

 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 57 - 33 +24 78.8 1.39
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 51 - 38 +13 93.2 1.33
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 41 - 33 +8 76.5 1.23
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 42 - 41 +1 75.2 1.10
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 41 - 41 0 63.4 1.00
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 42 - 44 -2 68.1 1.01
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 42 - 41 +1 73.4 0.99
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 40 - 50 -10 74.0 0.81
Canada Jason 'jasonR' RuchelskijasonR 31 - 50 -19 64.4 0.73
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 31 - 47 -16 50.8 0.68

The full standings at iBUYPOWER Invitational Spring 2017:

1. United States Cloud9 - $10,000
2. North America OpTic – $4,000
3. United States Liquid - $1,000
4. Brazil Luminosity - $1,000
5-8. North America Complexity
5-8. United States NRG
5-8. North America Selfless
5-8. United States Misfits

BenjaCS is a staff writer at HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

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 Jason 'jasonR' Ruchelski
Jason 'jasonR' Ruchelski
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
289
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
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
#1
Mexico Moxw 
n1
2017-04-03 07:58
#2
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United States Rosetta_Stoned 
Well damn that's the closest I've ever been. C9 wins something??? Nice, I guess
2017-04-03 08:03
na only tournament LUL
2017-04-03 08:00
Lmao I totally forgot the teams that were playing until I looked up. Obviously expected Optic to do better though, and not all of them are NA, so my argument still stands xd
2017-04-03 08:02
they were so close to disband after losing stanislaw to optic, how do you expect them to do better ?
2017-04-03 08:09
#17
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Korea Damianlee 
Just showing that C9 is the best NA team but it's not really relevant in the international top tier scene
2017-04-03 08:11
#37
f0rest | 
Russia SokoLov 
Cloud9s summer incoming
2017-04-03 11:41
#61
koosta | 
United States kooster 
+1 tank tops = win
2017-04-03 18:11
#4
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Other ThorinsCoat 
ayy
2017-04-03 07:58
#5
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Australia Kyoni 
wow
2017-04-03 07:58
#6
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Korea Damianlee 
ez
2017-04-03 07:58
#7
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Romania Raven1203 
Cloud9 summer
2017-04-03 07:58
C9 wins IBP tournaments every year
2017-04-03 07:59
??? I thought optic beat sk last year
2017-04-03 15:41
#74
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United States Artifactz 
no that was esl pro leauge season 4
2017-04-04 19:19
#10
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Canada smoo 
skadoodle did something PogChamp
2017-04-03 07:59
#22
arT | 
Lithuania SiK_ 
He always does something. If you'd open you eyes and start listening too you might see he's consistent a f
2017-04-03 08:57
#40
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North America bloodwolf1710 
+1
2017-04-03 12:50
#43
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Finland Jardeet 
Consistently shit yes
2017-04-03 13:54
#58
arT | 
Lithuania SiK_ 
why is your stuid comment rotting and turning yellow?
2017-04-03 17:10
#59
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Finland Jardeet 
Because you can't handle that skadoodle is dogshit
2017-04-03 17:35
#62
arT | 
Lithuania SiK_ 
where is your scene?
2017-04-03 19:34
#65
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Finland Jardeet 
where is skadoodle? oh right hes in the trash
2017-04-03 20:02
#70
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North America ksp52 
go and find a game he did bad in, he has 1 bad game out of 10.
2017-04-04 00:10
#12
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Italy Er1cz 
Ez c9
2017-04-03 08:01
Ahahhahah CLOUD9 FOREVER
2017-04-03 08:02
"JasonR most under-rated player NA."
2017-04-03 08:10
rofl most overrated pug star i have ever seen. even more than shrood
2017-04-03 08:40
dude give him chance omg, its not ez to fit as iGL in 4-5days. jeez chill out
2017-04-03 09:33
#18
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Germany Tunio 
JasonR threw for skins
2017-04-03 08:12
#19
Brazil Ph6 
OMG Skadoodle
2017-04-03 08:40
congrats cloud9 :) glad to see you guys win an event
2017-04-03 08:53
#23
World ydjj 
stewie flag should be china and Autimatic flag should be vietnam lul
2017-04-03 08:58
Ta is used in both China and Vietnam, from my understanding.
2017-04-03 09:33
Im pretty sure hes Vietnamese since Ta is rarely used as a surname in China.
2017-04-03 10:22
Shroud polish confirmed
2017-04-03 09:33
Skadoodle wins iBP tournament with 1.4 rating :!
2017-04-03 09:03
it's obvious how much they miss stan and even more important in my opinion how much he boosted NAF's play style, he is simply not a same player anymore sadly
2017-04-03 09:07
#26
Estonia rYm 
only thing Clown9 can win
2017-04-03 09:19
#27
jks | 
United Kingdom FAPPY17 
41-43=8 exde
2017-04-03 09:31
#28
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India L1nu5 
tier 5k tournament lul ez c9
2017-04-03 09:31
People want to shit on JasonR right now, but honestly Optic looked way better with him than with anyone else so far (obviously sans Stan).
2017-04-03 09:36
#33
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Luxembourg alex24 
ska had cheats implanted in his last surgery
2017-04-03 09:53
JasonR. nice addition.
2017-04-03 10:25
#36
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Skadoodle performing good only on/at iBP Kappa
2017-04-03 11:08
#38
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United States y0rk 
expected
2017-04-03 12:38
Skadoodle MVP ! wp c9
2017-04-03 12:45
#41
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
skadoodle payingoff his debts of past Kappa
2017-04-03 13:40
What did they do to Skadoodle in the surgery? Kappa
2017-04-03 13:43
#44
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Finland Jardeet 
Removed his 3rd testicle
2017-04-03 13:56
Thats why his hormones have gone down and he can focus on the game?
2017-04-03 13:57
#46
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Finland Jardeet 
I think so Weird thing is that shroud ate the removed testicle
2017-04-03 13:58
Well he has polish genes...
2017-04-03 14:00
another major win for c9
2017-04-03 14:50
#50
lee_sb | 
United States treysek 
Ok but this tournament literally means nothing. It was online, NA only, includes some of the worst teams in NA, many teams w/ stand-in's Cloud9 - shroud was using the aug OpTic - first weekend with a stand in who was also calling Liquid - using a stand in who played extremely poorly Luminosity - no stand in, no excuse just not that great compLexity - trialing a caller, trash team, bottom tier of NA NRG - ptr still making it onto invite teams reeeee Selfless - worst team in pro league by a country mile, dizzy can't even hang in premier, quickly begining to think Ryu has a brain the size of a peanut -Ryu Misfits - using a premier stand in who although understandably didn't contribute much at all
2017-04-03 14:51
Nifty should get better team. Join coL
2017-04-03 19:40
#51
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Malaysia phyzell 
Timing is everything
2017-04-03 15:11
is ska back? didnt watch the game, did he hit some nutty shots? pretty nice score.
2017-04-03 16:29
C9 lul
2017-04-03 17:07
ez for skadad on summer
2017-04-03 19:39
Skadoodle's Internal Bleeding was the problem. C9 now top 1 Na, bottom 20 world.
2017-04-04 01:17
#72
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Sweden godname 
-shroud +hiko
2017-04-04 01:22
gj
2017-04-04 17:32
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