autimatic: "tarik seemed very motivated to IGL so we decided to switch over to him"

Professeur
August 30th, 2017 21:04

Following Cloud9's victory over B.O.O.T-d[S], we talked to Timothy "autimatic" Ta about his two new teammates, the roles in the squad and how DreamHack Masters Malmö went for them so far.

Cloud9's first match of the tournament was against North, but a 9-6 CT half ended up being insufficient after the half time switch. The Danes locked down the approaches and left Jake "Stewie2K" Yip and co. on just a single Terrorist round, making the final score 16-10.

autimatic feels like Cloud9 are a wild card at this event

The North American side bounced back against BOOT-d[S], securing a 16-2 victory to move on to the Group A decider match tomorrow. In a post-match interview, Timothy "autimatic" Ta revealed that the IGL duties were transferred to Tarik "tarik" Celik and that Soham "valens" Chowdhury was unable to attend this event with them.

Talk me through the process of picking up your two new players. How did you decide on these two, RUSH and tarik?

It started off with learning if stewie wanted to keep in-game leading or not and he said he was willing to do it—so we decided to pick up two really good fraggers. We decided on RUSH and tarik.

And then when we picked up the two players, tarik seemed very motivated to in-game lead so we decided to switch over to him leading. We haven't had a lot of time to practice yet, but I think we will just get better.

Talking about adding two new players, they played together in OpTic, was that something you had in mind when picking positions where they were going to play? I think on Inferno they are paired up towards pit, is that something you used on other maps or what was the philosophy there?

No, they are pretty versatile and they can play almost every role so then they just kind of filled in to what shroud and n0thing were doing for us. I think it works out pretty well, there are some spots that we switched up on CT side, but for the majority of the spots they are just filling in.

So most of the T sides have stayed the same, you just plugged them in?

So normally shroud was normally on the edges of the map so we put RUSH in most of those spots and tarik is more in the center. We put stewie more toward the edges as well because tarik is calling so he wants to be more towards the middle of the map, so we made that switch.

Talking about the first match you had here, that was against North, it seemed like the first half was pretty good, but on the T side is where the struggle came. Can you tell me about that second half?

I just think that we weren't communicating as much as we should've been. I mean, on our CT side, even then we weren't communicating as much as we should've, but we still had a good half.

On the T side it's really crucial that we communicate with each other and keep suggesting stuff, especially when we aren't getting any rounds and we didn't have that. I know that a lot of the guys are tired as well, I'm pretty jet lagged... It sucks to lose the first match of the group stage but we are going to try to make it out still.

After that you played against B.O.O.T.-d[S], that was a pretty straightforward win. Touching on that game, what went right for you, what defined the game for you?

Well, on their T side, they kept doing A executes so we just started stacking four towards A. And we watched the SK match and they were doing the same thing, so we were prepared for it. We kind of had a good read on them going into the match.

There was a lot of talk about the coaching rule here. However, valens isn't here with you, is that something that was decided before you knew about how the rule was going to be like?

Well, we knew that valens couldn't make it to this event, but I think even with the rule change, unless if it was changed for the Majors or the majority of the tournaments, it wouldn't really matter for us. Because if we practice, it's not like he is talking a lot during freeze time, he contributes more after matches or after practice, or before practice. But during the match he doesn't talk too much, he just kind of lets us play. The rule wouldn't have changed anything for us.

That's how we approach our practice because it would suck having him give a lot of input in practice and not have him do the same thing in matches. So we try not to practice that way.

Looking forward in the tournament, you have SK or North for the decider of the group, how do you feel like a team, what do you think you can accomplish now?

I think we are kind of a wild card now, not many teams know what our good maps are, or our bad maps, and I think we are pretty versatile with our playstyle. So I think we have good chances.

United States Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
861
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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Europe L0oked 
good for them
2017-08-30 21:04
tarik carrying these noobs
2017-08-30 21:18
+1
2017-08-30 21:20
Peanut brain as IGL good choice
2017-08-30 22:43
Are you joking because Tarik is a really smart player
2017-08-30 23:56
Are you joking because Tarik is a really smart player
2017-08-30 23:56
#63
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United Kingdom SantasNotReal 
0/8
2017-08-31 02:27
lol
2017-08-31 06:02
+1
2017-08-31 10:34
#80
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United States BaitmasterDan 
FRENCH SUPER TEAM
2017-08-31 13:33
#2
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Maldives lewux10 
ez
2017-08-30 21:05
#2
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Maldives lewux10 
ez
2017-08-30 21:05
#4
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African Union hdlmb 
coool
2017-08-30 21:05
ahhhh 5th :(((((((
2017-08-30 21:05
#6
adreN | 
Argentina Atomiic 
Ez
2017-08-30 21:05
#8
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Norway bouncerul 
LEGGO C9 AND FAZE
2017-08-30 21:05
Fazeup bouncere
2017-08-30 21:26
igl top fragging LUL
2017-08-30 21:05
#50
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United States Doge14 
Stewie did the same thing a bunch of times when he was igl
2017-08-30 22:22
yeah because NA igl's dont do like mid round calls or something. at the start of the round they say: "lets go A" and thats it
2017-08-30 22:57
#54
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United States Doge14 
But your name says no more baits
2017-08-30 22:58
+1
2017-08-30 23:27
Clearly it wasnt a bait. Dont know german toxicity by Now? He is right btw TYPICAL NA THINGS LUL
2017-08-31 06:49
Why you heff to be mad
2017-08-31 18:49
#85
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United States Doge14 
he so mad
2017-08-31 23:54
And its so bad
2017-09-01 00:02
this is a nice decision
2017-08-30 21:05
#11
kebab | 
Turkey (''__") 
Peanut brain
2017-08-30 21:05
#12
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
VP SWITCHED IGL TO THEIR BEST PLAYER TOO AND YOU CAN SEE HOW IT WORK
2017-08-30 21:05
#19
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Estonia Chaostic 
except tarik is best fragger on c9 still :thinking:
2017-08-30 21:13
#45
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United States Jamila 
tarik is in better form but Stewie is still the best fragger on C9
2017-08-30 21:53
peanut brain igl??? ez4c9
2017-08-30 21:05
Tarik next gob b? PogChamp
2017-08-30 21:06
#41
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Norway insy 
Not really. He can frag.
2017-08-30 21:43
But hes turkish
2017-08-30 22:44
#57
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Turkey SSg2K 
but gob b is not skilled as tarik.
2017-08-30 23:12
gob has surprisingly fragged decently in some of the matches they play
2017-08-31 12:39
yea it works like that , professional players taking decisions = failure . gg c9 another year wasting talent
2017-08-30 21:06
#46
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United States Jamila 
This is literally every single team The players own Astralis and SK lets their players do what they want Gambit just let their IGL leave The players control teams almost everywhere
2017-08-30 21:55
#16
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Turkey who_dis 
masterminds of cs always TURKish.. gob b tarik fallen karrigan gla1ve zeus and more
2017-08-30 21:06
fallen is not turkish xd
2017-08-30 21:16
#24
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Netherlands Lynch^_^ 
Neither are karrigan gla1ve and zeus.
2017-08-30 21:17
#34
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Turkey who_dis 
u r biased obv
2017-08-30 21:32
thats racist man
2017-08-30 21:37
#61
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Netherlands Lynch^_^ 
I know i'm sorry.
2017-08-31 00:20
#40
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Indonesia PNF 
fallen is turkish dude, dont u see from his beard ? xdxd
2017-08-30 21:42
+1 dont forget pronax
2017-08-30 21:32
#35
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Turkey who_dis 
oh sorry u r righr and also stanislaw
2017-08-30 21:34
stanislaw isnt turkish bro he is kurd you got wrong information
2017-08-30 21:37
#42
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Turkey who_dis 
mb man ive heard maikil "golden" selim is half kurdish half turkish do u know anything bout him?
2017-08-30 21:43
#17
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Argentina Soullesss 
Tarik IGL? hahaha,They're desperate, right?
2017-08-30 21:07
#20
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Estonia Chaostic 
Tarik was igling towards the end of optic too and honestly it seems like peanut brain is outcalling the best igls in the world lol maybe he aint so dumb after all
2017-08-30 21:14
LMAO The only thing they were really supposed to do was to kick shroud and get a fcking proper IGL. They managed to downgrade their IGL to fcking tarik, that everybody knows as a peanut brain
2017-08-30 21:11
#62
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United States Linna3us 
Wow, I think you're the actually peanut brain. Shroud wasn't igl. Stewie was. And thy didn't kick shroud jackass. Shroud stepped down.
2017-08-31 00:29
#65
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Denmark mikey4320 
0/8
2017-08-31 02:44
nt fakeflagger
2017-08-31 03:58
#84
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Denmark mikey4320 
Nt autistic kid
2017-08-31 20:46
rip cloud9
2017-08-30 21:15
-1
2017-08-30 21:16
NA LUL
2017-08-30 21:21
peanut brain kirat
2017-08-30 21:25
peanut brain IGLing
2017-08-30 21:25
#31
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Malaysia phyzell 
Bip Bip ... Woody Woodpecker
2017-08-30 21:27
hahahaha
2017-08-30 21:38
peanut brain IGL OMEGALUL
2017-08-30 21:39
This is a great idea, the best times in CLG were when they get tarik into the IGL with JDM as star awper, sick!!
2017-08-30 21:45
#44
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United States fz09 
-Valens +Imapet
2017-08-30 21:45
#47
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Ukraine take_away 
best NA roster that could be, but I'd like too see someone (jdm for example) instead of Skadoodle, this guy is fucking garbage, who the fuck needs an awp, which isn't moving, which isn't trying to pick entry and just waiting in one position for enemies, it's a shame to play like that on pro lvl, pick good awper instead of him and try to repeat Optic 2016.
2017-08-30 22:00
#48
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United States LJPixels 
drop ska move stewie to awp now that tarik is lighting it up and pick up elige.
2017-08-30 22:07
wow...no shroud...no n0thing and now you even fuck up the igl shit that WORKED!!! it worked way better with stew or auti calling...
2017-08-30 22:15
They're wildcards because even they don't know if this team is going to work or not.
2017-08-30 23:10
I knew it was gonna happen. Just needed some HLTV confirmation
2017-08-31 02:37
#66
Twistzz | 
United States TLO 
ROFL such a disaster
2017-08-31 03:30
#68
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
NT for worst IGL incoming LEL
2017-08-31 03:50
Stop assuming ska needs to peek. He doesn't. Save the awp. Stew will need it to win the force buy.
2017-08-31 05:41
expected
2017-08-31 11:23
#83
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Sweden Flukey 
Watermelon brain Tarik! People underestimate his gamesense.
2017-08-31 20:02
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