In the first quarter-final of ELEAGUE Premier playoffs, Cloud9 defeated G2 2-0 (Cobblestone 16-12, Inferno 16-8) on their way to the semis.
Cobblestone kicked off the first quarter-final of ELEAGUE Premier, with G2 grabbing the better start after winning the second-round forcebuy for a 3-1 lead as Terrorists. Jake "Stewie2K" Yip's two triples, as well as Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham's 1v1 clutch, then tilted the scales in Cloud9's favor, but that didn't last long.
G2 slowly took over the half with a variety of B attacks, which awarded them four out of the next five rounds, while the last two were split evenly between the teams, with the Frenchmen leading 9-6 following a 1v2 from Richard "shox" Papillon.
Will "RUSH" Wierzba stepped up to the plate with three kills in the second pistol round, equalizing the score at nine apiece, but G2 were the ones to take over in the first gunrounds, much thanks to Kenny "kennyS" Schrub's ace.
However, individual heroics from Timothy "autimatic" Ta, Stewie2K, and Skadoodle who clutched another duel, helped the American squad secure seven rounds in a row, allowing them to win their opponents' pick 16-12.
Inferno saw Cloud9 getting up to a 3-0 lead early on the offense, but their attacks towards A in the first gunround came to no fruition, as G2 strung together five rounds. Adjusted A executes, with Tarik "tarik" Celik sneaking into pit through a wall of smoke twice in a row, helped Cloud9 regain their lead at 7-5 and eventually switch over to the CT side at 8-7.
The American side won the fourth pistol round in a row and proceeded to lose the next anti-forcebuy yet again, but they opted for a force of their own in the third round to retake control of the economy. On the back foot, G2 were unable to convert a few promising situations and found themselves in a poor economic situation following a questionable force at 12-8. Cloud9 took no time to close things out, advancing to the semi-finals at 16-8, 2-0.
K - D
Richard 'shox' Papillonshox
37 - 37
Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX
38 - 41
Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS
37 - 38
Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK-
36 - 38
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy
22 - 42