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
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|
|Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle||57 - 33||+24||78.8||1.39|
|Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K||51 - 38||+13||93.2||1.33|
|Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud||41 - 33||+8||76.5||1.23|
|Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic||42 - 41||+1||75.2||1.10|
|Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing||41 - 41||0||63.4||1.00|
|OpTic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik||42 - 44||-2||68.1||1.01|
|Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell||42 - 41||+1||73.4||0.99|
|William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH||40 - 50||-10||74.0||0.81|
|Jason 'jasonR' RuchelskijasonR||31 - 50||-19||64.4||0.73|
|Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF||31 - 47||-16||50.8||0.68|
The full standings at iBUYPOWER Invitational Spring 2017:
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