CLG beat Immortals; to playoffs

CLG are through to the playoffs at the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 finals after defeating Immortals 16-8 on Cache.

The match began with CLG taking the pistol round but failing to build on that as Immortals hit back on a force buy with a quad kill from Ricardo "boltz" Prass. The Brazilians put together a small run of rounds and jumped out to a 5-1 lead, but then Pujan "FNS" Mehta stepped up to the plate and picked up five kills over two rounds to help CLG to cut the distance to 3-5.

A triple kill from Lucas "steel" Lopes during a B push gave Immortals their sixth round of the game, but CLG tightened up their defence right after, winning five rounds in a row before the Brazilians collected the final round thanks to a trio of quick kills from boltz in a 2v3 after-plant.


CLG pass Immortals test 

Kenneth "koosta" Suen went huge in the pistol round as Terrorist, picking up four headshots to give CLG their ninth round of the game. The North American AWPer carried that momentum going into the gun rounds, with CLG increasing their lead to 13-7.

Immortals called a tactical pause in a bid to discuss their issues but CLG kept up the pace, winning back-to-back rounds to hit match point. One round was all that Immortals could muster in the second half as CLG would eventually take the map at 16-8.

PotM: Ethan "Ethan" Arnold was once again the star of his team, with eight multikills and a 108 ADR to inspire CLG to book passage to the playoffs.

 CLG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 25 - 16 +9 108.0 1.40
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' MulhollandRickeh 21 - 12 +9 81.9 1.29
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 18 - 16 +2 84.9 1.26
Canada Pujan 'FNS' MehtaFNS 17 - 15 +2 88.1 1.24
United States Stephen 'reltuC' CutlerreltuC 14 - 16 -2 66.6 1.01
 Immortals K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 21 - 18 +3 97.3 1.28
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Laufnx 18 - 21 -3 85.8 0.98
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 13 - 20 -7 71.0 0.96
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 12 - 18 -6 60.7 0.81
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 10 - 18 -8 43.1 0.68

With only one match left to play in the Swiss stage, here is how the tournament is looking so far:

Qualified 2W-2L Eliminated
CIS Natus Vincere (3-0)  Sweden NiP China TYLOO (0-3)
France G2 (3-0) Sweden fnatic China UYA (0-3)
Denmark North (3-1)
Korea MVP Project (1-3)
Europe HellRaisers (3-1)
Kazakhstan Gambit (1-3)
Denmark Astralis (3-1)
Poland Virtus.pro (1-3)
Europe FaZe (3-2)

Brazil SK (2-3)
United States CLG (3-2)   Brazil Immortals (2-3)
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
787
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
720
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
816
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
911
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
937
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Hello darkness my friends... rip BR
2017-04-07 20:32
n1 clg
2017-04-07 20:31
#50
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Brazil DooteR_ 
Brazil > World
2017-04-07 20:36
5th best NA team > forever 2-3
2017-04-07 20:37
#62
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Switzerland Jubei 
Yes because both sk and imt in playoffs OH WAIT BOTH Eliminated xDD
2017-04-07 20:37
sounds like someones got a personal problem..... baby dick swedish cunt
2017-04-08 02:54
#152
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Switzerland Jubei 
LMAO you still crying?
2017-04-08 02:56
#3
twist | 
Sweden kysak 
Really well played by CLG!
2017-04-07 20:31
#7
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Italy Er1cz 
ez
2017-04-07 20:31
#8
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United Kingdom DarkOmen 
EZ for NA
2017-04-07 20:31
brazil cs LUL
2017-04-07 20:31
what a suprise
2017-04-07 20:31
n1
2017-04-07 20:31
#14
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Malaysia byaIi 
nice
2017-04-07 20:31
XDDDD
2017-04-07 20:31
unexpected
2017-04-07 20:31
#21
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Germany PeKay 
gg
2017-04-07 20:31
#22
World ph4 
immortals t1 team
2017-04-07 20:31
#47
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United States CWalker 
Kappa
2017-04-07 20:35
Immortals easiest road to the playoffs ever and they couldn't make it disband
2017-04-07 20:31
#66
JZFB | 
Australia legesex 
+1
2017-04-07 20:38
Reminds me of NIP xd
2017-04-07 21:43
ez
2017-04-07 20:31
#25
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United States burz3u5 
EZ
2017-04-07 20:31
bb BR
2017-04-07 20:31
I'm so happy for them after that long struggle they had
2017-04-07 20:31
#30
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
that moment when CLG is better than VP LOL
2017-04-07 20:32
you can't really say that because they didn't play each other, but they got a higher placing. LUL at br
2017-04-07 20:33
you meant better than immortals and SK lul
2017-04-07 20:34
#48
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
no i mean MUCH better than VP because they got worse record
2017-04-07 20:36
no you don't we know that VP was utter trash in this tournament but SK actually looked better than VP and lost in the last two halves in their last two games with 2-11 and 8-0 so they were not much better lul
2017-04-07 20:42
#67
JZFB | 
Australia legesex 
Vp 9 rounds in 3 matches lul?
2017-04-07 20:38
SK 2 rounds in their last two halves lul
2017-04-07 20:42
#158
JZFB | 
Australia legesex 
i see your logic then. 2 halves > 3 games gj
2017-04-08 06:13
I never doubted them! #faith
2017-04-07 20:32
#32
Fox | 
Iran ahmaden 
bad news coming from hltv, just turned off browser notification ... i'm happy because fnatic lost , sad because sk lost , who is like me ?
2017-04-07 20:32
Fnatic won
2017-04-07 20:36
this year will br cs suck like fr cs last year
2017-04-07 20:32
omg IMT sucks ass GOD ETHAN
2017-04-07 20:32
nahte*
2017-04-07 20:35
#88
Aleksib | 
Portugal lies2 
*ethan
2017-04-07 20:57
what a shame IMT, the most lucky matches but still out
2017-04-07 20:32
#36
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United States r0seCS 
LUL GG NA > BR once again. NA CS top1 soon boys
2017-04-07 20:33
noice rickeh. carry shit team to payoff.
2017-04-07 20:33
#51
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United States CWalker 
He's great but didn't always carry, especially in this game
2017-04-07 20:36
WTF why u so rude dude? Rickeh played good, nahtE also. FNS had great mid game desicion and calls. Its about teamwork, not just one player calm your tits kangaroo
2017-04-07 20:37
lol. Maybe if he got more than 10 kills against astralis they would have won.
2017-04-07 21:28
idiot
2017-04-07 23:25
Ya dude he carried thats why he keeps getting cut from tier 2 aussie teams and had to join a tier 3 na team lulz
2017-04-08 00:00
feel bad myth
2017-04-08 07:46
rip VP, rip SK welcome CLG and HR ^^
2017-04-07 20:34
gg
2017-04-07 20:34
#43
Laz | 
United States traceuser 
It was a 16-8 victory, not 16-10
2017-04-07 20:34
They won 16-8 though
2017-04-07 20:34
Wp clg, you deserve to be in playoffs
2017-04-07 20:36
Impressed by FNS In-game leading skills. Some very nice read and mid calls. Also nahtE the 17yo kid played really really well, and GOD rickeh!
2017-04-07 20:36
That's a surprise. I thought IMT would roll over them.
2017-04-07 20:36
Based on? Clg barely lost to way better teams than imt. Imt was shitty in almost every single game.
2017-04-08 00:01
Based on just my impressions. I don't follow the scene to such detail to analyze games and lineups.
2017-04-08 20:47
#57
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Brazil rickz1996 
make BR CS great again. =/
2017-04-07 20:36
rickeh was such a good pickup
2017-04-07 20:37
#61
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United Kingdom Theodoooore 
That's pretty crazy considering what people were predicting for this lineup. Making playoffs in a tournament where SK, VP, Gambit and Immortals all got knocked out.
2017-04-07 20:37
Has Rickeh been the signing of the year for CLG or what? Constantly impressed.
2017-04-07 20:39
I feel like FNS and his pancakes are the real MVP though. Thank god he strolled into the CLG house and started setting up.
2017-04-07 20:48
Brazil CS LUL
2017-04-07 20:41
#72
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Finland kappaboi 
NA team in playoffs LUL
2017-04-07 20:42
So many people enjoying both Br team eliminated, seems like inferiority complex or what? come on
2017-04-07 20:42
No people including me hate Brazil because their fanbase is so lame (we loyal and cry is free bullshit) I don't have any grudge against the players but br community is so toxic that it makes us hating the players
2017-04-07 20:49
I inderstand some br guys are annoying with their stupid fanbase, but not all of them, is like everywhere. I know it because we (Arg players) play in the same platform as them and i met some of them very good and talented, ando also not toxic. It seems like everyone in EU were "happy" when SK "era" ended... You dont really need to be like that
2017-04-08 00:21
Not all of them, but many of them are, and they're everywhere. Not to discredit the non-toxic fans but br fans needs to get off their high horse once in a while.
2017-04-08 04:46
They're not all like but most of the ones who speaks are like that. Every once in a while there is one regular Brazilian while i see thousand of message on hltv or Twitter from retarded ones
2017-04-08 17:18
Inferior to people who can't get out of groups. Nt fakeflag.
2017-04-08 00:02
In fact im not br dude.
2017-04-08 00:15
#77
fer | 
Brazil FrizoR 
That was really bad for Immortals, gg. The easiest matches and stil out, gj boys lul
2017-04-07 20:44
IMT easiest matches loses LUL SK hardest matches loses LUL
2017-04-07 20:47
Brazil top 1 they said
2017-04-07 20:47
#81
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
CLG > VP, SK What a time to be alive
2017-04-07 20:48
#84
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United States y0rk 
CLG caught a break getting Immortals
2017-04-07 20:52
#86
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
CLG are through to the playoffs at the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 finals after defeating Immortals 16-10 on Cache. hltv.org/match/2309425-clg-immortals-sl-.. Was it 16-8 or 16-10 ?
2017-04-07 20:55
#138
Korea yuh 
16-8
2017-04-08 01:03
So since eu teams hsve lost their magic on previous games tournaments now their back kenny s with ibsame aawping kioshima with best entry frags and so astralis etc
2017-04-07 21:00
#92
Dosia | 
World RNGJesus 
A new low for BR cs... damn.
2017-04-07 21:00
Everyone was crying over clg in group from na. While c9 optic or liquid would have been eliminated, clg worked hard and got to playoffs. Now give clg the resoect they deserve for this achievement. GG CLG. This is good for NA scene. A dedicated team with good IGL can reach playoffs
2017-04-07 21:02
You have no idea if any of those teams would have been eliminated. Nt tho.
2017-04-08 00:04
#95
fnx | 
Norway Trypticon 
Hahahha this fluke tournament :P
2017-04-07 21:02
#108
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United Kingdom LordDextrous 
C9, Liquid & OG not meeting expectations. CLG waaaay exceeding expectations. GJ guys!
2017-04-07 21:12
gg very ez for north america cs rip wannabe portugal cs
2017-04-07 22:01
#124
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Brunei FeelsHoodMan 
CLG top 1 NA, kappa
2017-04-07 22:02
#134
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United States KpleeZy 
BR CS in 2017 LUL
2017-04-08 00:13
thank mr koosta #RUNKOOSTAG #KOOSTAGOD #KOOSTAN1 #KOOSTA>GUARDIAN
2017-04-08 01:18
koosta best awp asia
2017-04-08 02:12
#154
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Singapore Trisha 
Brazil is out RIP Only NA team in the tournament goes through Individual plays made it happen^-^ Nahte obvious carry for the last 2 games tho
2017-04-08 04:32
#155
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Australia JonoMate 
CLG are through to the playoffs at the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 finals after defeating Immortals 16-10 on Cache. The final score was 16-8...
2017-04-08 04:36
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