Cloud9 win Subaru Invitational

The Subaru NA CS:GO $20,000 Invitational has come to and, with Cloud9 taking the title and the majority of the prize pool by beating SK in the grand final 2-0 (16-12 Cobblestone, 16-14 Train).

The North American online invitational cup, hosted by CEVO and sponsored by Subaru, took place this weekend. Eight teams from the region competed in a single-elimination BO3 bracket, with some interesting matchups happening right from the start.

CLG and OpTic met in the quarter-finals and it was the former team to take the 2-0 victory thanks to a +26 performance by Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland. We saw the same scoreline in another match that was tight on paper, Liquid - Immortals, with the Brazilian side winning 2-0 despite having to field their coach Rafael "zakk" Fernandes instead of Lincoln "fnx" Lau, who is rumored to be leaving the team.


n0thing and co. took the win in another online cup

SK and Cloud9 moved past their favorable first round draws comfortably and then took down Immortals and CLG in the semi-finals, respectively.

In the grand final, Cloud9 upset SK on their map pick, Cobblestone, thanks to a strong Terrorist side and 1.59 rated performance from Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert. Going into Train with a 1-0 lead, Cloud9 got a decent, seven-round Terrorist half and moved on to the CT side where they closed out the match with a 16-14 scoreline.

Brazil
Matchpage
0
2
15th May 2017
12
Cobblestone
16
14
Train
16

 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 53 - 37 +16 93.8 1.37
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 43 - 37 +6 78.4 1.18
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 43 - 41 +2 91.2 1.16
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 42 - 41 +1 72.3 1.02
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 28 - 32 -4 48.4 0.87
 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 39 - 43 -4 79.7 1.09
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 38 - 44 -6 80.8 1.02
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 39 - 39 0 79.2 1.00
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 37 - 39 -2 57.5 0.92
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 35 - 44 -9 65.3 0.86

Final standings:

1. United States Cloud9 - $10,000
2. Brazil SK - $5,000 
3-4. United States CLG - $2,500
3-4. Brazil Immortals - $2,500 
5-8. United States Liquid
5-8. Brazil Luminosity 
5-8. United States NRG
5-8. North America OpTic

Professeur writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

Brazil Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
95
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
563
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
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
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
504
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
#1
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Bosnia and Herzegovina nikokokoko 
T8 online tournament gz xdddddddddd
2017-05-15 11:00
#23
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United States Globebuster 
nt bosnia moslem lul
2017-05-15 11:14
subaru (finland car)
2017-05-15 15:36
#67
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United States Globebuster 
too much vodka for you mister
2017-05-15 15:40
#45
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United States kdpetr0 
>SK, c9, Immortals >T8 If you're talking about your scene being t8 then sure.
2017-05-15 13:01
#74
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
vs sk in final nt gz c9 :D
2017-05-15 21:05
#2
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Finland PopiCSGO 
Ez
2017-05-15 10:59
Nice
2017-05-15 11:00
lol
2017-05-15 11:00
IE
2017-05-15 11:00
#6
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Israel Netanyahu 
lol gg
2017-05-15 11:00
#7
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
Summer9
2017-05-15 11:00
#8
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Pakistan perth 
HLTV using IE
2017-05-15 11:00
#9
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Portugal tuwie 
Online LUL
2017-05-15 11:00
And
2017-05-15 11:00
#11
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United Kingdom Mumbles! 
Well played C9!!
2017-05-15 11:01
#48
device | 
United States Limmy01 
Summer9*
2017-05-15 13:13
#12
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Sweden f0nex1337 
tournement for noobs by noobs
2017-05-15 11:01
#24
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Poland cGev 
tOUrNamENt fOr noObS bY noOBs
2017-05-15 11:16
#40
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Romania Spamgol 
pleb
2017-05-15 12:32
#60
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Poland cGev 
pLeB
2017-05-15 14:53
#76
United States sotz 
PlEb
2017-05-15 21:51
LG, not CLG.
2017-05-15 11:01
#14
fnx | 
Poland redfinka 
jeeez what happend?!
2017-05-15 11:02
#15
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Korea Damianlee 
Yeah Boys ! GG
2017-05-15 11:02
#16
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Luxembourg alex24 
sk now tier3 rip my brazilianos friends
2017-05-15 11:02
#18
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Finland Juzaa 
sk top 20 now
2017-05-15 11:04
#19
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African Union remiska 
What?
2017-05-15 11:05
I bet Professeur wrote an article about how SK won it thats why this article took so much time. Just link the pastebin.
2017-05-15 11:11
#25
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Austria gex0r 
hahaha :D +1
2017-05-15 11:17
C9 is SK cryptonite
2017-05-15 11:11
#59
kNgV- | 
Turkey EZFORBR 
Nice joke.
2017-05-15 14:47
#22
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United States Globebuster 
BRA71L LUL
2017-05-15 11:14
#26
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Germany Spectrater 
Jordan "0nline" Gilbert
2017-05-15 11:20
Jordan "n0thing on lan" Gilbert
2017-05-15 11:28
xD
2017-05-15 12:56
you could argue that when n0thing plays well it drives the entire team, they've never won an event without him going off at least a few times people say they should cut him but I think he's the one that puts them over the top when hes on form
2017-05-15 16:19
#73
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
yeah but he goes off once every 3-4 months, not reliable. But NA cs today is not about winning, it is about views for their sponsors so it doesn't matter
2017-05-15 17:29
#28
JZFB | 
Australia legesex 
GG cloud9 top1 soon
2017-05-15 11:28
#49
device | 
United States Limmy01 
Summer9 inbound
2017-05-15 13:15
C"Onlnine"
2017-05-15 11:30
If n0thing played like this the last few LAN's they would of done a lot better
2017-05-15 11:33
have* np
2017-05-15 11:57
idgaf
2017-05-15 15:53
Do it on LAN
2017-05-15 11:47
#32
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Poland ramones1 
nice
2017-05-15 11:50
C9 online
2017-05-15 11:55
Onli9rs
2017-05-15 11:56
Well, SK will probably keep losing against the likes of C9, Renegades, NRG, CLG and so on in all these unimportant matches. At t1 tournaments, they'll suddenly be gods again and just start steamrolling everyone as if they were bots.
2017-05-15 12:03
#39
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Japan milliaNCS 
SK troll... shit
2017-05-15 12:28
onliners
2017-05-15 12:33
#42
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Congrats C9. But seriously tho, C9 kids needs to relax, it was a 10k$ win at a small event, yet C9 kids goes apeshit spamming shitloads of threads and mocking SK fans (inb4 "BUT SK FANS DO IT AS WELL") And? Be the adult and dont post a thread like that. it isnt hard.
2017-05-15 12:35
Its not hard to realize that 99% of the threads are b8s
2017-05-15 12:47
+1
2017-05-15 13:04
#47
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Fun fact, maybe 30% are b8s, 70% are not.
2017-05-15 13:07
Lol not even close
2017-05-15 15:35
#50
Frankie | 
Finland jUPPE! 
Good reminder to SK and their fans of the real level of SK. When you get 2-0 KOed by NA team, you have a long way to go.
2017-05-15 13:19
overperformance by nothing
2017-05-15 13:28
#52
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Sweden 133665 
SK Top 1 Kek stupid favelas SK sucks if they lose to clown9
2017-05-15 13:40
IEM Sydney was a fluke(
2017-05-15 13:45
#54
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Every single game this tournament has been a 2-0, gg.
2017-05-15 13:55
"The North American online invitational cup" remember that bois
2017-05-15 13:56
#56
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Brazil fzZ 
onliners
2017-05-15 14:08
#78
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United States n3h 
c9 100% win rate brazil sk 0% win rate brazil
2017-05-15 23:54
#79
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Brazil fzZ 
rofl
2017-05-17 21:54
Very good, very good...
2017-05-15 14:12
n0thing top fragged? n0thing not in negative? n0thing MVP. n0thing actually showing up rather than be n0thing? WTF Cloud9?
2017-05-15 14:36
WTF shroud isnt 5th and you know what he has a positive k-d diff (even though its just +1)
2017-05-15 15:34
#61
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Brazil Charizaldo 
online
2017-05-15 15:04
c9 top kappa
2017-05-15 15:34
clown9
2017-05-15 16:28
online
2017-05-15 17:09
Summer9 is starting!
2017-05-15 17:14
i think c9 is coming to form summer9 is fo real!
2017-05-15 21:09
#77
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Brazil VictorGM_ 
wp
2017-05-15 23:53
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