Cloud9 book ESL One New York spot

August 21st, 2017 06:00

Cloud9 have secured the final spot at ESL One New York after defeating Rise Nation 2-1 in the grand final of the North American qualifier.

Day of the qualifier began with Cloud9 moving past compLexity on two maps, with the team's newest members, Tarik "tarik" Celik and Will "RUSH" Wierzba, both putting in big numbers. Rise Nation then pulled off quite the upset as they came from behind to beat CLG 2-1 after losing the opening map of the series.

The grand final kicked off on Cobblestone, where Rise Nation picked up two rounds either side of a massive 13-round streak from Cloud9. In the second half, a force buy from Rise Nation canceled out Cloud9's pistol round win, but Jake "Stewie2K" Yip's men immediately regained control of the game, setting themselves up for an easy 16-3 win.

Cloud9 through to ESL One New York

Map two, Mirage, saw Rise Nation jump out to an impressive 9-0 lead on the CT side. A quad kill from Stewie2K then helped Cloud9 to finally break their opponents' streak, with the Terrorists still picking up three more rounds before the end of the half. After switching sides, Cloud9 secured five rounds in a row, bringing the deficit to 9-11, but then Rise Nation picked up the pace and won five rounds without response to take the series to a third map.

It all came down to Inferno, where Cloud9 took a whopping 13 rounds on the CT side after giving Rise Nation very little room to operate throughout the half. Upon switching to the Terrorist side, Cloud9 won three rounds straight to seal a 2-1 victory and advance to ESL One New York.

ESL One New York 2017 North America Closed QualifierBest of 3
21st August 2017

 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 62 - 34 +28 96.4 1.56
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 59 - 36 +23 90.0 1.45
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 48 - 35 +13 86.3 1.32
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierceswag 43 - 35 +8 89.8 1.22
United States Will 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 42 - 44 -2 73.5 1.10
 Rise Nation K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Jonathan 'Jonji' CareyJonji 42 - 50 -8 75.9 1.03
United States Will 'dazzLe' LoafmandazzLe 44 - 53 -9 72.7 0.94
Canada Kaleb 'moose' Jaynemoose 38 - 50 -12 69.4 0.84
United States Brandon 'Ace' WinnAce 28 - 49 -21 53.0 0.70
Canada Andy 'vSa' XuvSa 32 - 53 -21 57.1 0.63

Below you can find the final team list for the $250,000 ESL One New York event, taking place from September 14-17:

Denmark Astralis Europe FaZe
United States Liquid Ukraine Natus Vincere
Brazil SK Poland
France EnVyUs United States Cloud9
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
United States Will 'RUSH' Wierzba
Will 'RUSH' Wierzba
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
United States Soup_n_Sammich 
2017-08-21 06:04
-tl and -envyus +who ? Im excited to see this tournament there is new super teams like faze, navi, c9 with best two teams in the world astralis, and sk and veterans vp
2017-08-21 06:16
+ but it is na event so liquid must be there
2017-08-21 07:04
Yes but they have no fifth player
2017-08-21 07:43
United States Winkydinker 
What the hell are you talking about? We have 5 players.
2017-08-21 07:56
INS | 
Australia NotSoMLG 
No u dont elige left. He is still on the roster on hltv though.
2017-08-21 08:02
Australia Dubzayy 
lol no he didn't
2017-08-21 08:41
United States camdavis9 
tweets went out days ago saying ELiGE was sticking with Team Liquid. Liquid definitely deserves to be at this event. They've been flying under the radar as every keeps paying attention to what Cloud9 is doing with their new team. I really think Liquid sticking with this squad is going to pay off a lot.
2017-08-21 08:42
Liquids great but C9 > Liquid still at the end of the day. Still good to have two NA teams that can compete tho.
2017-08-21 09:34
Who is awper in liquid?
2017-08-21 09:00
Croatia strazarNTC 
JDM, my friend
2017-08-21 09:16
thx bro
2017-08-21 16:21
Why -nv ? They qualified
2017-08-21 07:30
EnVyUs qualified they deserve to be here HR g2 and gambit and only dropped one map LUL
2017-08-21 07:44
Yeah but they have no fans out there. Even frenchs dont like them.
2017-08-21 07:44
North America ImmSlashr 
I live in NJ and i'm a fan of envyus?? sad to not be in town when the tournament is going on but i'll always be rooting for my boys in blue.
2017-08-21 08:06
United States camdavis9 
I'm not judging or anything I'm just really interested on how you became an nV fan.
2017-08-21 08:43
To be honest, i'm french, and I'd rather be a fan of nv than g2, g2 is such an arrogant team, the way the shuffle was done was really bad, and i'm happy to see scream/rpk/happy having more succes than g2. Cause i'm pretty sure they will. G2 is just a team of super stars supposed to be insanely good, but they're not. They can't play csgo together, they're just good indivudually
2017-08-21 10:11
this is so true NBK's fault tbh, he is just here for the money
2017-08-21 11:44
oskar | 
United States gins0n 
How the fuck is it NBK's fault? You do realize every French team that's won a major in csgo has had nbk right? Jfc Hltv users are so fucking dumb
2017-08-21 13:04
he is the one manipulating people and shuffles when they happen. he doesn't like scream, then no scream in superteam. he doesn't like smithzz, smithzz go coach etc. it is his fault cause he has no legit place in current "superteam" keep insulting
2017-08-21 13:25
NBK has been most consistent player in G2 though, if anything, -shox all I've been seeing from him is duelling banana then losing and get bodyy to trade.
2017-08-21 16:22
the first thing to do for them is to find a proper IGL
2017-08-21 16:45
oskar | 
United States gins0n 
Scream is fucking terrible-- he only has good aim and he's a huge douchebag (no wonder you like him) and if he was manipulating shuffles and didn't like smithzzz why would he let him coach???? Smithzzz was a fucking bot and it was obvious he needed to coach
2017-08-21 17:58
ok thanks you proved you are not worth arguing with
2017-08-22 10:40
United States camdavis9 
nV have that underdog redemption story going for them which makes them easy to cheer for
2017-08-21 21:20
Told you there is no fans there. U were the only one but youre out of town
2017-08-21 11:08
NJ good state.
2017-08-21 16:45
And thats the problem?
2017-08-21 12:37
waste of spot na will go out in groups per usual
2017-08-21 06:05
Netherlands Lurox 
Cloud 9 in top 4!
2017-08-21 06:25
sure thing!!
2017-08-21 06:47
Bosnia and Herzegovina Cevap 
Good luck to them!
2017-08-21 06:05
United States ViKaLiBuR 
1.Liquid 2.Cloud 9
2017-08-21 06:05
India LilPump 
i lol'd
2017-08-21 06:07
in ur wet dreams
2017-08-21 06:07
United States BaitmasterDan 
no fkn way
2017-08-21 06:07
North America bloodwolf1710 
2017-08-21 06:42
nt liquid tier 3 team
2017-08-21 09:37
Twistzz | 
United States CS_Gawd 
Can't wait to see them there
2017-08-21 06:06
Portugal Pocoyo2K 
2017-08-21 06:06
Vietnam HearTneT 
God tarik
2017-08-21 06:06
Will they make it out of groups tho thats the real question
2017-08-21 06:06
United States BaitmasterDan 
prob not but its nice to improve :)
2017-08-21 06:08
North America bloodwolf1710 
Maybe like a 30 percent chance
2017-08-21 06:42
India LilPump 
Now you know not to play Nuke and Mirage :)
2017-08-21 06:06
They r gonna be so stong on thise maps in 3 weeks. They didnt practise those maps with overpass. They can play every map. Rush's overpass b side hold is da best.
2017-08-21 06:11
you think 2 player change nothing ?? bull shit nuke and mirage
2017-08-21 06:30
I dont understand what you mean
2017-08-21 06:32
They are a fresh team idiot
2017-08-21 07:32
United States STERBENVII 
Cloud9 had a good Mirage with Shroud, so I think C9 will improve on Mirage and make it a good one for them
2017-08-21 06:29
United States ARKTYC 
Idk what to say about that bro. On Nuke i fell like they weren't focusing, like they weren't in the game, they were potatoes on Nuke, maybe lack of practice on that map. And on Mirage, i really don't know wtf happened. They used to be one of the best teams on Mirage. Maybe because of n0thing, he was very good on Mirage and he had good strats, but I still can't tell myself how they lost Mirage.
2017-08-21 08:40
Lost a map to a random no namer team.
2017-08-21 06:09
United States BaitmasterDan 
lul? c9 was playing puggy style 2
2017-08-21 06:10
C9 is not some tactical team what do you mean playing puggy style? They are a pug team, even when Sean Gares was there they were a pug team but he had the ability to review demos and counter strat his opponent's. Anyway they are a pug fpl team so idk what your point is they just aren't that sick atm so random tier 4 no name team was able to get a map on them.
2017-08-21 06:13
He is trying to say that they have not yet got a strats. The team is just set up.
2017-08-21 06:30
North America Phyxda 
NiP lost to Vega Squadron
2017-08-21 07:07
Finland Acoz 
Yes but vega squadron is a way better team...
2017-08-21 07:31
They lost 16-2 they were not that good at least
2017-08-21 07:47
Croatia DNM_ii 
2017-08-21 12:04
read what my bro munchentiger is writting doug
2017-08-21 18:20
to be expected considering they had 1 stand-in and 2 new teammates
2017-08-21 09:59
Portugal ShyrMeister 
2017-08-21 06:10
expected but suprised
2017-08-21 06:10
Expected this one too.
2017-08-21 06:14
United States BanU 
GJ c9
2017-08-21 06:13
Tough luck rise nation - but c9 were formidable
2017-08-21 06:15
Tarik played so well whole qualifier, I hope this team activates CLG tarik
2017-08-21 06:30
2017-08-21 06:33
Portugal TugaShare 
GL For them
2017-08-21 06:55
United States y0rk 
Even though they got stomped on the first and second map I'm happy Rise at least took one map off C9. I think they'll be good with some more practice.
2017-08-21 07:07
i feel the same. It is nice to see new teams rise to the top!
2017-08-21 07:51
+1 for pun
2017-08-21 10:00
totally intentional!!! "Kappa"
2017-08-21 16:42
Croatia DNM_ii 
Rise Nation actually surprised me. I'm really happy to see a bit of change. GJ to Rise Nation!
2017-08-21 12:06
FaZe baby
2017-08-21 07:41
Canada Sipr 
Why is it showing the Canadian flag? C9 is all American
2017-08-21 07:55
Venezuela LimitlessEXP 
2017-08-21 07:58
Canada DadaTOUKAY 
Well done ! GJ tarik
2017-08-21 09:23
NA very hard qualifier xD
2017-08-21 09:30
United Kingdom Gio_bose 
Everyone is talking about how big c9 r gonna be but they lost maps rise nation(who tf r they) and l4org (who tf r they sound like their 6) but nobody has seen liquid under the radar who could soon take title of best na team(that's actually in North America so not including the South American teams)
2017-08-21 10:14
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
nV had to beat Gambit for this spot, while C9 needed only a win against Rise Nation, a team no one has ever heard of.
2017-08-21 10:29
Sweden Unluko 
I woke up with good news I guess :)
2017-08-21 10:52
CIS sv_cheats_l 
ez 4 swag
2017-08-21 11:13
Why was swag allowed to play in the qualifier but in the major automatic takes his place?
2017-08-21 11:46
Swag was merely standing in for him and autimatic is available during the time the major is held.
2017-08-21 11:49
Croatia DNM_ii 
This ^
2017-08-21 12:07
1. and 2. place to Astralis or SK The rest is really unclear. How will Faze and C9 play with their rosterchanges? Both teams had a short preparationtime and especially for c9 they have so much potential but u could see in the Qualifier that they strong individually without so much teamplay yet. Id like to see a strong VP but doubt it. maybe papa and his grandpas can surprise me. Navi with Zeus is also interesting. G2 and Liquid wont matter imo
2017-08-21 12:13
Poland Marcines 
well g2 is not even here xd
2017-08-21 13:51
FaZe is bad
2017-08-21 17:52
WP C9, will be interesting to see if they start getting out of groups regularly now... A lot of work ahead of them, GL.
2017-08-21 12:20
God tarik
2017-08-21 12:30
NBK- | 
Europe Totole 
2017-08-21 13:37
Malaysia phyzell 
Valve should find a 'revolutionised' way how to make viewing a counter strike matches more interesting and less headache, rather than watching aiming skills all the way.
2017-08-21 14:28
Nice try RN
2017-08-21 15:37
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
They did it! Congratz boys, well debut! Let's go BRAZIL ZIL ZIL ZIL! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-08-21 18:12
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