Renegades beat Cloud9 to secure a playoff spot

Professeur
November 12th, 2017 08:12

Renegades edge out Cloud9 on Mirage (16-14) to top group A at iBUYPOWER Masters 2017 and move on to the playoffs.

Both Renegades and Cloud9 had fairly straight-forward opening matches at iBUYPOWER Masters 2017, taking down Luminosity and NRG respectively. Before the group A winner's match was played, we saw Luminosity and NRG play the elimination match, with the North American side ending on top after overtime, finishing Luminosity's tournament.

Renegades are the first team to secure a playoff spot at iBP Masters

Renegades and Cloud9 matched up on Mirage, where Tarik "tarik" Celik's team started on the Terrorist side. A pistol round win set up Cloud9 for a good start, taking a 5-3 lead, but Renegades took control after that. The North American's pick-style game and mid takes proved unsuccessful as the likes of Keith "NAF" Markovic and Aaron "AZR" Ward picked up entries round after round.

The score was 9-6 for Renegades after the first half, with Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham clutching a 1v2 in the final round to make the comeback more manageable. Things took a turn for better for Cloud9 when, after losing the pistol, they won the third round on the CT side, combining pistol-armors with a saved AK47 perfectly.

Cloud9 got to a 13-11 lead, when Renegades changed the pace and hit A fast, with almost no utility that could serve as a warning side for their opposition. The Australians won that round, and Justin "jks" Savage continued finding good timings on the A site that allowed Renegades to get to match point (15-13). Jake "Stewie2K" Yip replied with some mid aggression to prolong the match, but AZR did enough in the final round to close the game out 16-14.

iBUYPOWER Masters 2017Best of 1
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 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 29 - 18 +11 126.7 1.66
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 26 - 14 +12 103.6 1.47
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 20 - 21 -1 72.3 1.07
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 16 - 16 0 47.4 0.96
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 11 - 21 -10 41.2 0.67
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 21 - 19 +2 68.1 1.08
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 17 - 17 0 69.1 0.98
United States Will 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 18 - 23 -5 86.4 0.94
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 20 - 21 -1 58.1 0.92
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 14 - 22 -8 57.8 0.79

Now, to move on to the playoffs, Cloud9 will have to take down NRG once again in the group decider that will take place tomorrow, before the semi-finals.

United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
820
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.11
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
469
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
466
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
664
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
743
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
613
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
#1
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Australia XypherCS 
OMFG THEY SO BAAAAD
2017-11-12 08:12
#4
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Austria shaakeh 
flair checks out
2017-11-12 08:12
#21
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Finland DesHis123 
clown9 lul
2017-11-12 08:51
#12
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Australia Dadecum 
traitor
2017-11-12 08:18
#15
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United States ThetaSigma11 
they’re full tilt after not making EPL finals
2017-11-12 08:23
#23
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Australia pasciday 
just because you lost a bet. rude boi
2017-11-12 09:32
#2
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Austria shaakeh 
AUSTRALIS
2017-11-12 08:12
#3
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Indonesia p0wah 
RunKangaroo
2017-11-12 08:12
a
2017-11-12 08:13
#6
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New Zealand TrueRazlan 
C9 TOP FIVE THEY SAID LMAOOO
2017-11-12 08:13
who knows man, people lose to teams theyre not as good as my man
2017-11-12 15:13
Yeah the boys.
2017-11-12 08:14
#8
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India alex_gupta 
ok
2017-11-12 08:15
#9
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Indonesia boikoboi 
LOL stew0k
2017-11-12 08:15
#10
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Australia PoissonRouge 
if they win this and dont qualify for major - triggered
2017-11-12 08:16
#11
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
First they don't qualify for the EPL Finals and now they don't go to a T3 playoffs? Mega LUL
2017-11-12 08:18
#25
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Spain JasonRacism 
They can still get into playoffs via beating NRG
2017-11-12 09:48
#42
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Indonesia linekerrr 
NA BRAIN OMEGALUL
2017-11-12 12:22
Yeah they'll beat Liquid in semi ez
2017-11-12 16:43
#13
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Australia Dadecum 
EZ 4 AUSBOIS AND NAFTY
2017-11-12 08:19
NAF U A TRAITOR
2017-11-12 08:20
Lol, a traitor didnt they leave him ?
2017-11-12 08:41
just a yoke bro
2017-11-12 10:03
#MakeC9GreatAgain
2017-11-12 08:26
Good Job Renegades
2017-11-12 08:28
#19
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Australia kTw0 
Niceeee
2017-11-12 08:49
#20
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Brazil Nuck_Foah 
FreeN0thing
2017-11-12 08:51
#22
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Singapore repu1se 
rngesus
2017-11-12 08:51
AU + Nafty > NA CS
2017-11-12 09:41
#26
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United States lumpy seal 
I mean 2 of Renegades best players are from NA. Jks and Azr are the only aussies I know of worth mentioning, although Ustillo is a good support as well.
2017-11-12 09:51
We do have riflers + awpers, but because of how isolated we are they never get to go up against anyone other than other Aussies.
2017-11-12 10:00
#28
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United States lumpy seal 
I remember one team that went to an international lan and did surprisingly well. I think it was the chiefs or something, and maybe it was IEM sydney. Not sure.
2017-11-12 10:02
#30
chelleos | 
New Zealand skux 
chiefs yea, they beat north
2017-11-12 10:09
#31
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Australia Reimaku 
Yeah it was most likely Chiefs
2017-11-12 10:12
#37
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Spain JasonRacism 
Jks top fragged this game and does frequently, Obviously Naf also shares the spotlight and Nifty is very flashy and solid
2017-11-12 11:01
The problem with JKS is he's easy to read and once you start countering him, he kinda just stays down. It's uncommon to see him make up for a bad start unfortunately. On the bright side, AZR or Ustilo can step up if needed.
2017-11-12 11:15
#39
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Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
rickeh is one of the better players on clg although i think h should be awping
2017-11-12 11:21
Its not really fair to him that they get him to play secondary awp. For a long time, he was some of the only firepower rng had.
2017-11-12 11:26
#41
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Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
i honestly rate him higher then koosta on the awp but in misfits reckeh has better rifle skills then koosta so i guess thats why koosta normally awps over him
2017-11-12 11:45
#47
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United States lumpy seal 
Oh shit breh I forgot about Rickeh. He's a tier 1 player for sure.
2017-11-12 20:29
was luck.. chiefs are trash now.. what have they won recently? nothing TM / Kings / Grayhound are dominating the scene..
2017-11-12 10:18
Where ares sterts?
2017-11-12 10:31
LANegades
2017-11-12 10:41
#35
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Other mikecool 
Let's go boys!!!
2017-11-12 10:55
#36
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United States Rambeard 
Bench n0thing, get n0thing.
2017-11-12 10:58
#43
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Australia Flyntos 
Would've won with shrood instead of rush
2017-11-12 15:12
#46
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United States TeDiouSn 
Upset?
2017-11-12 17:52
#48
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Spain JasonRacism 
No
2017-11-12 20:32
#49
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United States Degree_CSGO 
Nah Renegades is on the rise. They beat VP on LAN and Liquid online
2017-11-12 20:33
#50
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United States TeDiouSn 
beating VP is not that much of an achievement, and yeah i guess beating Liquid is a sign
2017-11-13 17:03
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