Cloud9 to upper semis over OpTic

Striker
April 21st, 2017 02:35

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.

Cobblestone began with Jake "Stewie2K" Yip and Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert picking up doubles in the pistol round as Terrorists, which set off a five-round streak of rounds going Cloud9's way.

OpTic finally found a response with a pocket triple AWP, but the economic drawbacks of that choice hit them hard once Tarik "tarik" Celik and company lost the following round.

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.


Stewie2K was unstoppable on Cobblestone

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.

cs_summit Spring 2017Best of 3
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21st April 2017
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Mirage
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News tags:
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 33 - 32 +1 80.6 1.07
United States Will 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 30 - 39 -9 73.3 0.92
Canada Jason 'jasonR' RuchelskijasonR 24 - 38 -14 69.9 0.80
Spain Óscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 27 - 41 -14 65.3 0.76
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 21 - 37 -16 47.8 0.68
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 54 - 29 +25 111.3 1.70
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 37 - 28 +9 95.1 1.35
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 41 - 27 +14 90.6 1.34
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierceswag 30 - 26 +4 68.3 1.13
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 25 - 25 0 61.4 0.94

cs_summit Spring 2017Best of 3
Matchpage
0
2
21st April 2017
6
Mirage
16

 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 33 - 32 +1 80.6 1.07
United States Will 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 30 - 39 -9 73.3 0.92
Canada Jason 'jasonR' RuchelskijasonR 24 - 38 -14 69.9 0.80
Spain Óscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 27 - 41 -14 65.3 0.76
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 21 - 37 -16 47.8 0.68
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 54 - 29 +25 111.3 1.70
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 37 - 28 +9 95.1 1.35
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 41 - 27 +14 90.6 1.34
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierceswag 30 - 26 +4 68.3 1.13
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 25 - 25 0 61.4 0.94

Spain Óscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Óscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
428
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
575
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
Canada Jason 'jasonR' Ruchelski
Jason 'jasonR' Ruchelski
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
289
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
659
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
720
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
669
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
183
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
529
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
#FREEBRAX
2017-04-21 02:35
#2
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Denmark WilhelmRosen 
Swag performed great in my opinion, he showed what he's capable of, and he hit what he should hit. We gotta keep in mind it's his first LAN in a loooong time ... #freebrax
2017-04-21 02:35
rip
2017-04-21 02:35
#17
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United Kingdom Aphix_ 
Not his first LAN in a while, why does everyone make this mistake. He's attended fragadelphias and i think it was an IBP LAN a while back (and RGN where he won 2-0 with c9 against renegades)
2017-04-21 02:36
His last Lan he has played in top tier was over 2 years ago. So considering it was his first in a while, he played quite great, especially for someone who's been hyped up the last 2 weeks to play decently which must have put a lot of pressure on him.
2017-04-21 02:43
#44
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
Didn't he play some lan with Cloud9 some time ago right when his 1 year ban was to expire?
2017-04-21 04:57
Maybe which I have not heard of. Ive been watching cs summit and they claimed that he hasn't played a top tier league match for a team like cloud9 for example for over 2 years. I might be wrong but if can prove it, I'd appreciate it so that I'm not spreading false information. I'm just going by what the casters were saying
2017-04-21 05:21
#50
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
Just confirmed it: hltv.org/news/16367-swag-steps-in-for-cl.. He played in the end of 2015. So, a year and a half. It was a NA lan with every top team from the region attending, so i would count it as a good lan. It's nothing international tier, but it counts.
2017-04-21 06:02
Alright fair enough!
2017-04-21 06:51
but his performance still amazed me since he had to fill out the role of the ska. Dazed once said ska is better than swag because ska has bigger impact to the game. Now they switch role, and thei think swag is doing fine.
2017-04-21 12:33
#20
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Sweden Lemo2K 
How did you have time to write that without edit it?
2017-04-21 02:37
#29
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Denmark WilhelmRosen 
haha I watched the game and wrote it since I knew HLTV would post this, I think Brax deserved a little credit for his game, so made sure I was among first comments :-)
2017-04-21 02:45
#3
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North America northamerican 
honestly jason isnt even the biggest problem, its tarik. optic should split and send mixwell/rush to liquid
2017-04-21 02:36
#21
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Brazil Observer10 
Jason is IGLing and the new member. He should never have to carry OpTiC. Now, tarik's performance is troublesome, he should be the star, not the one with -16 frags (frags aren't everything, but when you're THAT negative you deserve criticism).
2017-04-21 02:38
Fair enough, the thing about Tarik I find is that he can't play for himself. When he's not told what to do, his plays are idiotic and he's not sure what to do in most situations. He has great aim and all but I feel he lacks a lot of game sense for his level which is why Stan had such a massive impact on Optic. Once optic gain their groove and find a permanent member and how igl for the team, Tarik will go back to his fragging form
2017-04-21 02:45
#5
World xdxdd 
freebrax?
2017-04-21 02:36
#6
Happy | 
Brazil raaVz 
ez 4 BRAX #FREEBRAX
2017-04-21 02:35
#8
kennyS | 
Korea MajorTom 
FREEBRAX
2017-04-21 02:35
#9
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Turkey oguzhanturker8 
SWAG
2017-04-21 02:35
optic so bad lmao
2017-04-21 02:35
It's not that they're bad, they are just lacking structure at the moment and need time to get back to their old form. They need to have a permanent member and official igl to the team, that's when you can expect them to get back to their form and perform once again. Jason was probably their worst pick for a stand in igl. Jason is an insane player in terms of aim, but he can never be an igl which is why everything either looks messy or basic on the Optic side of things. And don't kick X God!!!!
2017-04-21 02:48
jason insane in terms of aim wtf r u smoking
2017-04-21 04:47
Have you seen him play rank S? Jason is like shroud, crazy mechanical aim and kings of reddit, just that they have a really hard time carrying that over to league matches! And YES, JasonR has really great aim, he just can't translate it to league matches or outside of rank S. Instead of saying "wtf are you smoking", try leaving a relevant comment next time. That was just an idiotic comment. Just because everyone else in the hltv chat are toxic or uneducated, doesn't mean you need to follow.
2017-04-21 05:19
So basically he can aim except when it matters nice
2017-04-21 05:52
You're honestly such an idiot Just a waste of time
2017-04-21 05:55
Can't expect much from a streamer tho. And no I don't watch rank s cuz it's a waste of time
2017-04-21 06:10
#11
oskar | 
Czech Republic portal_b 
nice gg
2017-04-21 02:35
OpTic is a dead team xd
2017-04-21 02:36
OpTic will not ever get back to how good they were unless they buy out players.
2017-04-21 02:36
Why the fuck am I not surprised to see froud at the fucking bottom.
2017-04-21 02:37
yeah also not surprised swag is 2nd bottom hes just a better version of shroud lmao people overhype him so much
2017-04-21 04:48
#23
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Portugal dracø 
Optic are sad to watch atm. Terrible decision making, complete chaos mid round, brainless hero plays time and time again from everyone. Stewie is just 2 good for NA matchups, he knows them all so he reads them like a book.
2017-04-21 02:38
#25
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United States morkmodkip 
Yeah, i wanna see a liquid vs c9. It would be interesting to see the 2 best NA teams play against each other on LAN.
2017-04-21 02:41
+1 Stewie is the only (NA) player I know that improves his gamesense and adapts so quickly based on who he plays against (if he plays rank S with them, probs why he's very quiet in EU tournaments, he doesn't know their personalities and they are usually more serious when it comes to who can try an individual play). You could see some c9 players were surprised by some of optic's aggressive positioning but not Stewie. IMO he is the NA S1mple but with more impact because everyone else is shit lol
2017-04-21 11:26
#24
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World dddouseddd 
GODSTEW
2017-04-21 02:39
#26
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Congratz Swag! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-04-21 02:42
stewie is just insane
2017-04-21 02:47
#33
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Sweden Mrjohn 
#FreeBRAX
2017-04-21 02:54
#34
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United States MrDameLeche 
#FREEBRAX also since Stew is no longer IGL he will start beasting again.
2017-04-21 03:01
2017-04-21 03:03
Opkek, from top 5 world to tier 5 world
2017-04-21 03:10
#FreeBrax nice to see he playing
2017-04-21 04:52
stewie was on fire that series =o
2017-04-21 05:21
here's to hoping swag never gets unbanned
2017-04-21 06:58
#FREESWAG
2017-04-21 10:27
Lol @ thinking jasonR would ever fit the role. I guess optic doesn't want to win anything unlike last year!!!
2017-04-21 13:01
#FREESWAG
2017-04-21 15:11
I come back from a break and swag is playing. wtf
2017-04-26 09:12
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