G2 move past Cloud9 in Austin

G2 are the final team to progress to the last-four stage at DreamHack Austin after seeing off Cloud9 on three maps (16-12 on Cobblestone, 12-16 on Inferno and 16-10 on Cache).

The series kicked off on Cobblestone, G2's map pick, but it was Cloud9 who started the brighter of the two sides, winning the pistol round as Terrorist after pushing A from the drop room, with Timothy "autimatic" Ta getting three kills to his name.

Once the game reached the gun rounds, G2 took control of proceedings, with a 0-3 deficit quickly turning into a 4-4 stalemate. With a triple kill, Jake "Stewie2K" Yip prevented G2 from taking the lead and set Cloud9 up for a string of rounds that saw them take a 10-5 half-time lead.

The second half began with G2 going for a fast B execute. autimatic almost pulled off a miraculous 1v4 clutch but was taken down by Dan "apEX" Madesclaire in the decisive 1on1. The French team took the corresponding anti-ecos, bringing the scoreline to 8-10, but once Cloud9 got their economy in order they won two rounds in a row and immediately put their opponents in danger of getting blown out.

With no money in the bank, G2 went for a B execute with just one rifle and four pistols. Luckily for them, Richard "shox" Papillon went huge, picking up three stunning entry frags to open up the site. That one round turned the game on its head, with G2 going on to win the map without dropping a single more round as Cloud9 had no response to the Europeans' pace.


G2 advance to the semi-finals with a great performance from apEX 

Next up was Inferno, which began with Cloud9 taking the pistol round following an A execute. After losing both eco rounds, G2 won the first gun round thanks to a 1v2 clutch from Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro, and then they strung several rounds together, eventually jumping out to an 8-3 lead. The next two rounds then went Cloud9's way, but the Frenchmen kept their cool and restored a five-round lead before the end of the half.

Now playing on the CT side, Cloud9 took the pistol round after taking advantage of a messy plant from G2 inside A. Despite securing the first gun round, G2 allowed Cloud9 to get back into the game, with Mike "shroud" Grzesiek picking up back-to-back triple kills to help his team to cut the deficit to a minimum.

The North Americans continued grinding out rounds, holding G2 off any economic development, and they eventually hit 15 rounds, with Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert dealing the finishing blow onto the Frenchmen with a 1v2 clutch inside B.


n0thing and shroud stepped up on Inferno, but C9 could not complete the reverse sweep

It all came down to Cache, the same map where Cloud9 had defeated G2 on day one. After losing the pistol round, Cloud9 hit back on eco thanks to three stunning Desert Eagle kills from Stewie2K. That round propelled the North Americans to take a 4-1 lead, but then Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt stepped up to the plate and held off two pushes.
Down 4-5, G2 were almost caught off-guard by another eco from Cloud9, but apEX saved the day by clutching a 1v3 situation. The 24-year-old finished the half on 18 kills as he powered G2 to take a respectable three-round lead.
Cloud9 held their own on the defensive side to start off the second half, winning the opening two rounds to bring the scoreline to an 8-9 deficit. They were, however, unable to tie up the score as they were caught off-guard by G2's A push, with apEX getting two key entry frags.

It all came down to Cache, the same map where Cloud9 had defeated G2 on day one. After losing the pistol round, Cloud9 hit back on an eco thanks to three stunning Desert Eagle kills from Stewie2K. That round propelled the North Americans to take a 4-1 lead, but then NBK- stepped up to the plate and held off two pushes on his own.

Down 4-5, G2 were almost caught off-guard by another eco from Cloud9, but apEX saved the day by clutching a 1v3 situation. The 24-year-old finished the half on 18 kills as he powered G2 to take a respectable three-round lead.

Cloud9 held their own on the defensive side, winning the opening two rounds to bring the scoreline to an 8-9 deficit. They were, however, unable to tie up the score as they were caught off-guard by G2's A push, with apEX getting two key entry frags.

With the momentum swinging back in their favour, G2 went on a great run, winning five of the next six rounds to hit match point. Cloud9 still found a lifeline with a sneaky play from Stewie2K, but then G2 hammered the final nail into the North Americans' coffin with a triple kill from Kenny "kennyS" Schrub.

Matchpage
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30th April 2017
France
12
Cobblestone
16
16
Inferno
12
10
Cache
16

 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 67 - 50 +17 85.8 1.30
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 68 - 44 +24 82.8 1.28
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 50 - 53 -3 70.3 1.05
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 49 - 51 -2 64.6 0.98
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 52 - 62 -10 74.1 0.98
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 67 - 58 +9 90.6 1.24
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 55 - 59 -4 73.7 1.02
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 53 - 58 -5 79.0 1.01
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 48 - 60 -12 64.1 0.88
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 37 - 51 -14 49.6 0.79

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1654
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
762
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1535
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
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
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1128
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1601
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
989
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
gg
2017-04-30 05:20
NA scene definitely dead :/
2017-04-30 05:22
#14
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Bosnia and Herzegovina nikokokoko 
NA CS LUL
2017-04-30 05:20
when has it ever been alive, LUL
2017-04-30 05:22
#31
Dosia | 
World RNGJesus 
this ^
2017-04-30 05:52
#42
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
2017-04-30 08:06
#73
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Spain ANUEL_AA 
NA cs was alive went Brasil cs was death xd
2017-04-30 14:43
SUPERMEME is blatant cs is dead
2017-04-30 05:20
-ska +swag
2017-04-30 05:20
#45
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Slovakia Ujhazy_Istvan 
-shroud +desi
2017-04-30 09:09
#76
Nast1a | 
Russia Jampski 
lol
2017-04-30 15:46
#2
Lbm | 
World lbmcs 
SHROUDIE
2017-04-30 05:20
#4
kennyS | 
Romania aLexHERE 
Expected
2017-04-30 05:20
#5
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United States NoSexyTime4Me 
ez
2017-04-30 05:20
#7
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Mongolia tim1856 
ez
2017-04-30 05:20
nice
2017-04-30 05:20
#13
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Sweden Frankishtain 
NA Got REKT :D
2017-04-30 05:20
The apEX factor
2017-04-30 05:20
#16
Twistzz | 
United States pllihp 
lul
2017-04-30 05:21
#17
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Portugal dracø 
[*] na. I smell another shuffle in the near future. <3 Rapex
2017-04-30 05:21
I fucking hope so all our teams suck cause they wont consolidate talent
2017-04-30 05:42
EliGE nitr0/tarik jdm64/mixwell Stewie2k/RUSH autimatic/stanislaw Hard to make NA "dreamteam"
2017-04-30 05:54
Elige Stewie2k Mixwell Autimatic Stannislaw Ez top5
2017-04-30 05:59
#74
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Portugal dracø 
if they could work together this lineup would be insane tbh
2017-04-30 15:37
#43
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
tarik? jdm? is it 2015? :DDD
2017-04-30 08:07
fucking elige fanfucks
2017-04-30 09:40
#59
HUNDEN | 
China ene1nz 
Because they're grouping up like kiddos.
2017-04-30 11:02
#18
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World dddouseddd 
apEX did some damage
2017-04-30 05:21
Ez apEX as always
2017-04-30 05:21
#21
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Brazil xLeWx 
C9 tier 5
2017-04-30 05:21
#22
NBK- | 
China Gnikiv 
GGg2
2017-04-30 05:21
G2ez
2017-04-30 05:23
Good performance from G2 Esports.
2017-04-30 05:24
#26
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Finland Smoonah 
-doodle lil nubbin awper -n0thing tha bucktooth gilbert half baked nubcake -shroud milk in a bag cant see shit ray charles 2017
2017-04-30 05:30
#27
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United States Artifactz 
Expected lul
2017-04-30 05:38
Ska is playing like shit. Kicked him already
2017-04-30 05:44
When did apEX get good?? Forgive me if he's been good recently, I only got back into CS around the time Starseries happened
2017-04-30 05:47
#35
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
U srs? He's been best entry fragger world for 4 fucking years :D he had his up and downs but he's always been top player.
2017-04-30 06:19
"4 fucking years" lol nt, only time he was ever best was in summer 2014, dupreeh and friberg were always better.
2017-04-30 07:00
dupreeh and friberg have always been a notch below apex in entry fragging. friberg maybe was good untill 2014 cologne but then nothing. only entry ever above apex has really been olof and even olof doesn't entry as good as apex with rifles. He usually made hay with tec-9. on his good days, apex is literally unplayable man
2017-04-30 07:04
mate even seized was better, apex was never consistent enough to be called the best entry fragger.
2017-04-30 09:46
Name one other entry fragger except olofmeister or NEO on set pieces who walks into sites, gets 3 kills all entries and thebln hilds for afterplant. That's apex on his good days. In his worse days, he is Taco. Seized was never entry. He was 1st support
2017-04-30 12:00
M8 you are so stupid calling olof entry ;) best entry was always Krimz before they changed players with godsent and right now its probably dupreeh or taco maybe even fnx but he doesnt get opportunity to play against bigger teams on imt
2017-04-30 12:16
Olof has always been entry. Krimz has been the guy who dies first by running into a brick wall. There's a difference
2017-04-30 15:38
U are retarded
2017-04-30 16:04
don't need any approval or rebuttal from you
2017-04-30 16:07
Olof, if anything, was always the player making solo plays on T side (in a good way) usually on the opposite side of the map. Similar to lurker but not quite the same, kind of like what Niko does now for Faze. Fnatic never really had a pure entry fragger, at least not to level that Apex, Dupreeh, or Friberg were so I really don't feel that it's fair to compare Krimz or Olof to those 3 even if they may have done it from time to time. Typo
2017-04-30 17:45
i remember dust2. I remember pronax. I remember olof running in with tec-9 and getting two entries. I remember kennyS crying after cobble game. Oh I remember olof entrying in games
2017-04-30 17:46
Like I said Olof makes a lot of solo plays and sometimes they work and the team goes on directly after. It may look like he's entry fragging at some points but he's not an entry fragger to the degree the previously mentioned players are. That, however, does not mean he can't get entry kills. What defines an entry fragger is the player who goes in first on set plays when the team is actively trying to set him up with utility.
2017-04-30 18:32
olof + dennis is that. Earlier it was olof only. Mate watch some olof demos. Out of 30 kills he has, break em down, you'll see 20 on CT, 4 with tec-9 and rest post plant. Most of the times in 2016, he was bad but had 30 frags since he is so good CT, you forget he entries almost exclusively
2017-04-30 18:34
Yes I saw the map. It was literally him running out broken wall every round alone and getting 2-3 kills while the rest of his team was in a default or grouped A. I'll say it one more time, making successful solo plays is not entry fragging and he doesn't entry nearly as much as the others listed.
2017-04-30 18:52
Taco is a support and Fnx is a lurker now...? Taco barely even entried before they got Felps, Fer did, and now he doesn't do it whatsoever. The stats make it pretty obvious... entry fraggers die a lot and Taco doesn't even have close to the deaths/round that any entry fragger in the scene has. And please don't tell me that's because he often clears out the site with 2ks/3ks because he also has the lowest kills/round on the team, just like any other support player. After Felps Lucas went from 2nd man to entry and Fnx started lurking more, which is what he wanted to do on SK but couldn't cold is/was simply better at it.
2017-04-30 17:57
nothing just apEX taking over 2 bo3s since they happened in the same day. on apEX's good day, he is unplayable. But they are streaky days and come only sometimes like once every tournament. He's always ben like this
2017-04-30 07:00
#32
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Denmark mikey4320 
-12, -14 lul 49.6 adr lul
2017-04-30 05:53
ez for the pros against the streamers LUL go back to twitch c9 :> #thecryisfree
2017-04-30 07:05
#40
720 | 
World cl^ 
Learn taco, apex is an entry fragger and has firepower
2017-04-30 07:14
karryS
2017-04-30 07:45
#44
JZFB | 
Australia legesex 
Kek9
2017-04-30 09:03
#49
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Poland mamba99999 
totally expected
2017-04-30 09:47
could9 top 1!!!!
2017-04-30 09:47
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2017-04-30 09:58
wow thnx m8
2017-04-30 10:06
#55
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France mars13016 
Cool recipe but how much for the ingredients ? :/
2017-04-30 10:18
For the topping: 100g good quality dark chocolate 150g raspberry jam 125ml cream For the cake: 30g good quality cocoa powder 60ml milk 1/2 teaspoon natural vanilla extract 90g raspberry jam 115g butter, softened 65g caster sugar 2 medium eggs 125g plain flour 11/2 teaspoons baking powder pinch of sea salt 80g raspberries, plus extra
2017-04-30 10:20
#57
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France mars13016 
thx bro :)
2017-04-30 10:23
shox 49 kills over 3 maps, Thorin be like "shoxie was mvp of this tournament"
2017-04-30 09:49
+1
2017-04-30 21:03
lul Clown9 did it again.
2017-04-30 11:29
#61
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World waltsuu 
kennys been sick this year
2017-04-30 11:53
Sorry but G2 Is gonna win the tournament
2017-04-30 12:03
Haha good joke :D imt or heroic will win you will see
2017-04-30 12:18
Maybe maybe.... :D
2017-04-30 12:22
Maybe gambit but g2 didnt really showed up yet honestly if g2 loses this tournament no more t1 French teams
2017-04-30 12:25
NA cs is dead atm
2017-04-30 12:28
Skadoodle unique and one of the best awpers...nice joke, I think it was Dazed or Steel who said that. LOL
2017-04-30 12:30
JUST GIVE UP NA!!! This isnt for you. Minecraft suits you the best...
2017-04-30 12:33
Liquid and C9 choked away the 2:0 ... G2 would be out
2017-04-30 14:06
#80
f0rest | 
Sweden godname 
and dazed saying skadoodle is a better player an swag hahaa
2017-04-30 16:26
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