Cloud9 to iBUYPOWER Masters grand final over Liquid

Striker
November 13th, 2017 02:44

Cloud9 have secured their place in the iBUYPOWER Masters grand final following a 2-1 win over Liquid in the semi-finals in Santa Ana, California (Inferno 3-16, Overpass 16-5, Cobblestone 16-11).

Inferno kicked off the second semi-final in Santa Ana, with Liquid grabbing an early lead after the first three rounds went back and forth. It took Cloud9 a couple of individual plays to gain a little bit of a foothold, as Tarik "tarik" Celik and Jake "Stewie2K" Yip picked up triples on the way to their third round, but otherwise they couldn't find an answer to Liquid's offense. 

Nick "nitr0" Cannella's men closed out the half with 12 rounds to their name after breaking C9's economy, allowing for a quick finish once they switched over to the CT side and picked up the second pistol round en route to a dominant 16-3 win on the opening map.

Cloud9 returned the favor with a massive Terrorist side on their own pick, Overpass, where Stewie2K shut down the first pistol round. Despite losing to Liquid's forcebuy in the following round as Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski stepped up with three kills, Timothy "autimatic" Ta's side quickly took control of the half with the man himself grabbing a quad-kill in a 2v4 situation and a 1v1 clutch later on. 

Cloud9 bested their North American rivals at iBUYPOWER Masters

Even when Liquid got early picks, they couldn't sway the rounds in their favor, with Cloud9 turning the disadvantages around and locking down several close late-round scenarios. A great effort from Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken in the second half, where his team was trailing 3-12 at the beginning, came to little fruition in the end, as two forcebuy wins allowed Cloud9 to force map three at 16-5.

Cobblestone was a much closer affair in the first half. Liquid got away with the better start despite losing the pistol after successfully splitting the A bombsite in the following forcebuy. At 6-2 in their favor, however, Cloud9 started coming back into it with a solid defense on each bombsite, equalizing the scoreline at six apiece and grabbing the last two rounds for an 8-7 half.

Will "RUSH" Wierzba and Stewie2K combined for five kills in the second pistol round before Liquid replied with a forcebuy once again, but RUSH's triple in the third round swung the momentum back in Cloud9's favor. After a two-round buffer, Liquid pulled back the deficit to just one round at 11-12, but Cloud9 switched up the pace and exploded on each site for 14-11. Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham secured match point for his team with a 1v2 clutch, and Liquid's scrappy buy in the very last round wasn't enough to stop Cloud9's A hit for 16-11.

iBUYPOWER Masters 2017Best of 3
Matchpage
1
2
12th November 2017
16
Inferno
3
5
Overpass
16
11
Cobblestone
16

News tags:
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 68 - 43 +25 102.4 1.53
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 44 - 49 -5 77.3 1.04
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 39 - 43 -4 66.3 0.99
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 41 - 50 -9 68.1 0.88
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 36 - 44 -8 63.0 0.85
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 56 - 46 +10 95.1 1.33
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 53 - 46 +7 82.0 1.13
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 42 - 46 -4 78.1 1.11
United States Will 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 52 - 49 +3 78.0 1.01
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 25 - 41 -16 43.7 0.76

iBUYPOWER Masters 2017Best of 3
Matchpage
1
2
12th November 2017
16
Inferno
3
5
Overpass
16
11
Cobblestone
16

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 68 - 43 +25 102.4 1.53
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 44 - 49 -5 77.3 1.04
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 39 - 43 -4 66.3 0.99
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 41 - 50 -9 68.1 0.88
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 36 - 44 -8 63.0 0.85
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 56 - 46 +10 95.1 1.33
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 53 - 46 +7 82.0 1.13
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 42 - 46 -4 78.1 1.11
United States Will 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 52 - 49 +3 78.0 1.01
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 25 - 41 -16 43.7 0.76

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
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
688
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
714
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
440
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
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 Will 'RUSH' Wierzba
Will 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
666
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
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
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
642
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
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Canada DiiSCO 
kick jdm
2017-11-13 02:45
LOL agreed
2017-11-13 02:48
#32
fer | 
Colombia el1teman 
And stan
2017-11-13 02:52
#33
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Canada DiiSCO 
+Nifty +NAF
2017-11-13 02:53
#35
fer | 
Colombia el1teman 
Agreed but less team less upsets dont want renegades to die
2017-11-13 02:53
#55
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Australia XypherCS 
Can’t do that mate. Every single team have to lose as well.. Or C9 is just better than Liquid on ‘LAN’
2017-11-13 03:29
#2
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Australia XypherCS 
OMG C9 BEST TEAM NA
2017-11-13 02:44
#12
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India alex_gupta 
+11
2017-11-13 02:45
#63
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Netherlands yd7nL 
+111
2017-11-13 09:29
noo
2017-11-13 02:44
#4
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Sweden Frodo Baggins 
its too bad automatic is such a little bitch, he gives them a bad name
2017-11-13 02:45
How?
2017-11-13 02:58
#45
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Sweden Frodo Baggins 
he just has a way too cocky attitude for his ugly looks :D
2017-11-13 03:02
#49
World berd 
Automatic is one of the most humble pros I've ever seen wtf is wrong with you
2017-11-13 03:08
+1 but i dont expect 12yo kids to get his humour
2017-11-13 04:21
i dont think hes cocky. Its just his dry sense of humour that makes it look like hes cocky
2017-11-13 03:10
Known him a long fucking time and he's the least cocky dude you'll ever meet.
2017-11-13 04:25
Sad for a useless faze fan
2017-11-13 20:10
#5
kNgV- | 
Brazil brzcsgo 
GX > c9 > Liquid
2017-11-13 02:45
#52
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Germany TonyMalony 
Dont do drugs kids
2017-11-13 03:13
#6
FalleN | 
Guatemala Zerkuhh 
1g
2017-11-13 02:45
#7
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Brazil wGabe2k 
event tier109
2017-11-13 02:45
Tier 1.09 :)
2017-11-13 02:45
#16
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Brazil wGabe2k 
Tier5
2017-11-13 02:46
#8
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India alex_gupta 
WE HAWT GG
2017-11-13 02:45
#9
liazz | 
New Zealand opiod 
ez
2017-11-13 02:45
C9 best NA Team
2017-11-13 02:45
#11
tarik | 
United States Quadd 
C9 WHOOP WHOOP
2017-11-13 02:45
#14
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Chile furpU 
NA hope
2017-11-13 02:45
#15
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North America SilenceErupts 
Stan where is your old form ;(
2017-11-13 02:46
Ska and Jdm are absolute bots
2017-11-13 02:47
ska got like 4 clutches this series so he had an impact
2017-11-13 02:53
At one point he had 20 kills in 50 rounds. He only played good at the end of cobble
2017-11-13 03:23
#37
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Australia Lomcharton 
agreed :((
2017-11-13 02:54
WE HAWT
2017-11-13 02:47
#19
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Jdm is not the problem here... Stan is. Ever since he relinquish his IGL role to Nitr0, he’s been underperforming everyone else. He’s useless, get rid of him and pick up another firepower goddamnit
2017-11-13 02:47
Stan was only -8 compared to Ska's -16.. 20 ADR above ska also.
2017-11-13 02:50
#30
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
We’re not talking about Ska. Ska isn’t on Liquid lmfao
2017-11-13 02:52
#27
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United States Farrukh_M 
If everything goes wrong with Misfits, they should add Sick from Misfits
2017-11-13 02:51
#28
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Or AMANEK?!
2017-11-13 02:51
#31
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United States Farrukh_M 
While AMANEK is very good, I doubt he would play on a team without Devoduvek
2017-11-13 02:52
#36
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Fuck Devoduvek... AMANEK needs to put his career or friendship. Look what Shox has accomplished since being a buttbuddy duo with SmithZz.
2017-11-13 02:53
#38
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United States Farrukh_M 
True. Maybe the perfect Liquid lineup right now would be: Nitr0 (IGL) Nifty Twistzz EliGE AMANEK
2017-11-13 02:55
#40
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Nifty, Twistzz, and EliGE? Kreygasm. But I doubt Nifty would want to leave Renegades too soon.
2017-11-13 02:57
LUL still, Shox major win was with SmithZz, he has never been at a major finale since he stepped down to coaching. So maybe buttbuddy combo works le best? xD
2017-11-13 03:03
I'd love to see a Twistzz + SicK reunion (from the TSM days). That'd be awesome.
2017-11-13 02:56
is this lan guys?
2017-11-13 02:48
Yes.
2017-11-13 02:51
-stan -jdm +Nifty +NAF
2017-11-13 02:48
#23
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United States DoverDemon 
was it satisfying stewie??
2017-11-13 02:48
#24
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Sweden crindz 
so ez for yung stew and godmatic!
2017-11-13 02:50
#29
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North America SilenceErupts 
good final, oh wait
2017-11-13 02:51
Twist carry sheesh
2017-11-13 02:58
#43
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Sweden TomodachiOM 
So freaking talented and only 17 years old! Impressive stats!
2017-11-13 02:59
You know there's a problem with Liquid with twist is the only one with positive KD
2017-11-13 03:00
#46
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Canada L3Ad3R 
cant carry this fucking snake hard enough
2017-11-13 03:03
twistzzzzzzzzzzzz
2017-11-13 03:04
"Twistzz" 6666666666666666666666
2017-11-13 03:10
someone save twistz
2017-11-13 03:29
#56
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Argentina Zestv2 
twistzz +25 XD
2017-11-13 03:55
GG Liquid, ez 4 C9 against Renegades
2017-11-13 04:24
Twistzz is last hope of Liquid
2017-11-13 05:32
#61
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Kyrgyzstan mvs 
Well done. I'm happy for the team cloud9
2017-11-13 06:05
#62
dupreeh | 
Denmark megz 
twist with more than 1 kill pr. round over 3 maps and they still lose :P
2017-11-13 08:21
ska really underperformed. :(
2017-11-13 12:13
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