With a confident 2-0 win over OpTic (Cobblestone 16-9, Mirage 16-6), Cloud9 made their way to the upper bracket semi-finals at cs_summit.
With that, Cloud9 got up to 8-1 before Keith "NAF" Markovic gave OpTic another round with a 1v1 clutch. n0thing's team managed to clinch most of the remaining rounds for a 12-3 lead with Stewie2K racking up over 20 kills in the first half only.
The second half started slowly for Cloud9, who picked up the pistol round but dropped the following. However, 1v2 clutches from Braxton "swag" Pierce and n0thing later on in the second half sealed map one at 16-9.
Mirage was a similar story at the start, as Mike "shroud" Grzesiek's roster got off to a flying start, getting the pistol round and the first gunround for a 4-0 lead. Stewie2K's quad-kill in a scary anti-eco and swag's quick triple in middle then gave C9 a huge 9-0 lead with OpTic unable to find weaknesses in their opponents' defense.
OpTic finally found a way to one round and were looking great for another, if it wasn't for Stewie2K's triple in a 2v4 thanks to a smart flank in B apps. That allowed Cloud9 to rack up a dominant 14-1 half in the end, leaving zero room for error to OpTic.
Óscar "mixwell" Cañellas and company survived the first two rounds as CT, much thanks to Jason "jasonR" Ruchelski's 1v3 clutch in the anti-eco, but it wasn't nearly enough to mount a comeback as Cloud9 squeezed two rounds through and advanced to the upper bracket semi-finals with a 16-6 win.
K - D
Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF
33 - 32
Will 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH
30 - 39
Jason 'jasonR' RuchelskijasonR
24 - 38
Óscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell
27 - 41
Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik
21 - 37