Cloud9 win iBUYPOWER Masters 2017

Professeur
November 13th, 2017 05:51

Cloud9 defeat Renegades in two maps (16-6 Mirage, 19-16 Train) to become the iBUYPOWER Masters 2017 champions.

The early game on Renegades' map pick, Mirage, was a back-and-forth affair, but Cloud9 was the team that slowly but surely started stabilized as rounds passed. Players such as Timothy "autimatic" Ta and Will "RUSH" Wierzba seemed on point, picking up frags left and right, allowing their team to go 6-2 up.

Renegades struck back with a well-coordinated pistol-armor buy that saw them execute out on A, but they couldn't find any back-to-back success until the end of the half when they won two consecutive rounds on B to finish the Terrorist side with 5 rounds.

After the pistol round was won by Jake "Stewie2K" Yip getting a double-knife kill, Cloud9 dropped the second round to Justin "jks" Savage's CZ-75 play in the jungle area. However, the North Americans instantly bounced back and closed out the map convincingly from there, with the final score being 16-6.

Cloud9 closed out the grand final in two maps despite a tough match on Train

Cloud9 took the first three rounds on Train, starting with the Terrorist pistol, but Renegades were the ones in control of the first half. The Australian duo Aaron "AZR" Ward - Karlo "USTILO" Pivac were successful in holding out the outer site, with the former locking down popdog completely, and their team got to 8-4 lead shortly. However, Renegades slipped against a couple of Cloud9 force-buys late on in the half, allowing the North Americans to get to six rounds before the switch.

Despite looking unconvincing in the first half, Cloud9 was able to kick into a higher gear after winning the CT pistol and take back the lead on the defensive side. Noah "Nifty" Francis rolled out the AWP in round 24 and got the entry with it, but Stewie2K and Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham locked down the B site to increase their lead to 14-10.

Renegades kept it alive as USTILO picked up a double entry to win his team a round, and his team then went on a five-round streak, surviving some scary situations and clutches. As they reached map point, Cloud9 was able to stop their ivy push to go into overtime. In the added rounds, Stewie2K continued with his brilliant play, and with Tarik "tarik" Celik's help, closed out the game 19-16 to earn Cloud9 the title at iBUYPOWER Masters 2017.

iBUYPOWER Masters 2017Best of 3
Matchpage
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13th November 2017
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Mirage
16
16
Train
19

 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 39 - 42 -3 85.4 1.12
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 32 - 48 -16 72.3 0.84
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 36 - 46 -10 60.3 0.82
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 27 - 45 -18 66.8 0.70
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 29 - 44 -15 50.6 0.66
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 53 - 29 +24 98.2 1.50
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 47 - 37 +10 91.5 1.28
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 44 - 30 +14 85.3 1.27
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 42 - 31 +11 75.1 1.21
United States Will 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 39 - 36 +3 68.2 1.10

Final standing:

1. United States Cloud9 - $50,000
2. Australia Renegades - $25,000
3-4. United States Liquid - $8,750
3-4. Europe OpTic - $8,750
5-6. North America NRG - $2,500
5-6. United States Misfits - $2,500
7-8. United States CLG - $1,250
7-8. Brazil Luminosity - $1,250

Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
434
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
460
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
816
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:
463
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
609
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Will 'RUSH' Wierzba
Will 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
662
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
638
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Fuck my entire life, can't even win this one
2017-11-13 05:52
#16
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Australia XypherCS 
Of course C9 is still best team NA
2017-11-13 05:53
says C9 fan
2017-11-13 05:53
nt superteam 3-0 in majors best team in world pogchamp
2017-11-13 08:59
superteam>>C9+liquid any day
2017-11-13 11:18
how mad?
2017-11-13 18:32
#86
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Denmark Xipingu 
NA = 0 majors. LUL
2017-11-13 11:21
#91
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North America ArkRevv 
FaZe= 0 majors also lul
2017-11-13 13:08
#93
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Denmark Xipingu 
I'm not a FaZe fan xD Olof has won 2 majors tho so he probably doesn't give a shit LUL
2017-11-13 14:12
If olof didn't give a shit he would of stayed on fnatic LUL
2017-11-13 20:36
#107
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United States ARKTYC 
No, because he wants money.
2017-11-13 20:40
#110
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Denmark Xipingu 
This. +1
2017-11-14 01:23
#111
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Denmark Xipingu 
Naive LUL
2017-11-14 01:23
#102
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Croatia DNM_ii 
Yes, but that's FaZe alone. We're talking about regions, not teams.
2017-11-13 19:39
#39
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Canada RobloxPorn 
Best team in the world
2017-11-13 05:59
#49
kennyS | 
Australia KatVian 
Cloud is not distinctly better than liquid nor is liquid distinctly better then C9. I think that there is little to no difference in these teams. It comes down to who can perform on the day.
2017-11-13 06:10
C9 > Liquid I appreciate the well thought out comment tho
2017-11-13 06:33
#58
HEN1 | 
Latvia De1Co 
Well, Why c9 isn't on pro league playoffs then?
2017-11-13 06:37
#62
kennyS | 
Australia KatVian 
Because online cs.
2017-11-13 06:38
c9 not used to online with this team. They had god online player as shroud, but they don't know how to play against pug teams in proleague that they destroy at lan.
2017-11-13 06:41
#69
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United States TheKrakenKing 
Are you dumb or something you realize the majority of c9 plays rank s and stream rank s and play pugs,
2017-11-13 07:23
Fan of steel
2017-11-13 08:27
#87
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Denmark Xipingu 
You do realize they pug all the fucking time yes? Shitty excuses.
2017-11-13 11:22
they aren't onliners now, now they are better on lan, the consistency of nothing and shroud online is something they don't have anymore, now they have 5 really good lan players, who sometimes have huge drop offs online. Where a game might be close against luminosity, optic, or nrg, they shit on those people at the lan, see what I mean?
2017-11-13 15:46
#98
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Denmark Xipingu 
IMO they were never onliners, they just had performance inconsistency issues across the board - especially from Shroud and N0thing offline. They did go on a insane streak last EPL season, but imo that is mainly because the competition in that pro league season was a bit off in NA. So many teams that had to adjust to new coaches and new players (many shifts happened at that point). My point was that Stewie2k, Autimatic and Tarik all pug like hell, and should have less dropoffs online than Rush and Ska who seemlingly as far as I know play rank S pugs very very rarely.
2017-11-13 16:52
you just said what I did but with favortism. I said they were onliners because shroud and nothing are better online, you said they are worse on lan, same thing. Pugging is not the same as being good as a team on lan and online. They are just good at pugs because they play a lot of them, amanek was leading in rank S but as a player online and lan he is worse than the c9 bois. pugging has nothing to do with players being online or not.
2017-11-13 19:54
#90
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France GenezizFR 
fnatic is on point online, but still so bad in lan
2017-11-13 12:02
#92
HEN1 | 
Latvia De1Co 
What has fnatic to do here?
2017-11-13 14:02
#115
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France GenezizFR 
an exemple.
2017-11-18 16:55
#75
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Norway C9suso 
I agree, u could see how liquid was out-pacing c9 on t side inferno.. c9 had no chance holding a site. There is not a big diffrence even though i think c9 i slightly better.
2017-11-13 08:20
#112
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United States ARKTYC 
You can't really compare them because they have different play styles.
2017-11-14 13:52
Say trash c9 fan, never won anything of expression only tier 2 tournaments
2017-11-13 15:39
Except that one time on LAN in Brazil vs SK, right? Stop being a delusional fanboy plz.
2017-11-13 19:36
Renegades r so good good rn, NAf is best
2017-11-13 10:47
+1 my friend
2017-11-13 11:16
And nifty on awp with ustilo on clutches
2017-11-16 20:01
#3
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Canada DiiSCO 
yikes
2017-11-13 05:52
#34
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Canada LongBaguette 
Thanks C9, knew they'd take this tournament as soon as it was announced xD i.imgur.com/dYr71cx.jpg
2017-11-13 05:58
#50
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North America SilenceErupts 
holy shit n1
2017-11-13 06:11
#68
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Austria C9BESTTEAM1 
Damn, nice!
2017-11-13 07:22
#78
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Romania SkipLD 
Shit odds tbh. I mean I got 3.25 by betting them to win the game vs liquid after first map.
2017-11-13 08:42
#99
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Canada LongBaguette 
Yeah they were bad, but low risk for 3.00 is good enough for me, Liquid was the only threat xd
2017-11-13 17:13
#4
rain | 
United States majdob 
first
2017-11-13 05:51
YES C9!
2017-11-13 05:52
#6
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United States AHP_Cong 
Epic
2017-11-13 05:52
shit tournament
2017-11-13 05:52
yes, bc Gale Force not there XD
2017-11-13 05:53
xd i don't give a shit
2017-11-13 05:56
noice
2017-11-13 05:52
#9
Twistzz | 
United States CS_Gawd 
#1 team
2017-11-13 05:52
Top 1 team vs. a bunch of teams barely in the top 10 what a surprise 4Head
2017-11-13 05:52
#20
Australia DubL 
no one but c9 is a top 10 team wdym
2017-11-13 05:54
Top7*
2017-11-13 05:54
#41
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Australia Lomcharton 
liquid is #8? and renegades & optic are decent too
2017-11-13 06:00
#11
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Liquid better
2017-11-13 05:52
lost in semi lul
2017-11-13 05:54
#29
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Map selections are retarded. SHould be ban, ban, pick, pick, ban, ban, and last map select
2017-11-13 05:56
#59
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Portugal RKO23 
by that logic , everyone is not better than the winning team , well , no. because at this stage of the game , everyone should be good in tactics.
2017-11-13 06:37
That was the exact system used
2017-11-13 06:43
#81
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Indonesia p0wah 
Blame more 4Head
2017-11-13 09:02
c9 def has a better map pool if u go down the line c9 is def better on train, overpass and cobble. They are equal to liquid on mirage and cache. Liquid is def better on inferno. Both teams dont reallly play nuke.
2017-11-13 22:57
#28
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India alex_gupta 
lul
2017-11-13 05:56
#12
AZK | 
United States Dood 
Renegades pulling a CLG, winning a few games to give fans false hope
2017-11-13 05:52
#40
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Australia JonoMate 
I'm not disappointed with the result. I am still happy with the way they played this tournament (apart from mirage) and this doesn't ruin the last 2 tournaments they played.
2017-11-13 05:59
"Winning a few games" -> Flawless run up until the finals.
2017-11-13 06:17
#61
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Germany gusscsgo 
Not sure how it's false hope to lose against the best team in NA.
2017-11-13 06:37
#13
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Russia V1P3RRR 
clown9
2017-11-13 05:52
;( rip australia
2017-11-13 05:52
#15
fisker | 
Argentina cri$9to 
nice tournament
2017-11-13 05:52
TOP 1 WORLD WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2017-11-13 05:53
#23
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India alex_gupta 
ezzzzz
2017-11-13 05:55
#24
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United States Pat20270 
Former iBuyPower member won an iBuyPower tournament... yeah not fishy at all
2017-11-13 05:55
#27
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India alex_gupta 
0/8
2017-11-13 05:55
C9 is sponsored by iBP... Coincidence? I thank not?
2017-11-13 05:57
nt flat earther
2017-11-13 05:58
Americans are flat earthers eventhough they are fat kinda ironic
2017-11-13 07:15
#70
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United States TheKrakenKing 
Lets not get started with your country.
2017-11-13 07:26
#79
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New Zealand NoBudy_ 
Iraq is better - America ruined it like everything else
2017-11-13 08:57
Im with you bro.. iBP sponsor Cloud9. Shits rigged.
2017-11-13 06:02
daily reminder that C9 is not going to esl pro league and NRG, Luminosity and Misfits are.
2017-11-13 05:55
#38
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Australia Lomcharton 
feels bad when the best NA team can't go
2017-11-13 05:59
#60
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Portugal RKO23 
ahahhahaha
2017-11-13 06:37
yungstew strike!
2017-11-13 05:55
#32
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Other cscrmn1 
Another MVP award for Yung Stew. These little mvps put together will end up having big effect on his rank by the end of the year
2017-11-13 05:57
How is he getting MVPs. I thought they only gave those at T1 tournaments.
2017-11-13 05:59
#44
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Other cscrmn1 
Not officially awarded. I meant it as he was the best throughout the entire tournament, as he also was in Dreamhack Denver.
2017-11-13 06:05
c9 already won last year now again what a drama
2017-11-13 05:58
It was a major right? C9 top 1.
2017-11-13 05:58
#71
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United States Keter 
No, it was more of a regional championship. There was good competition in the form of Liquid and RNG (they played really well) but not even close to a major. Still a really good win for C9 and should be a good confidence booster for the upcoming IEM Oakland
2017-11-13 07:27
OOOOOOOOOOOO EZ
2017-11-13 06:01
#45
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North America TLO 
lMFAO C9 only won cuz versing RNG
2017-11-13 06:03
Team Liquid?
2017-11-13 06:06
#48
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Other cscrmn1 
Merit to them for eliminating their strongest opponent on the semis, right?
2017-11-13 06:06
#51
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Australia Lomcharton 
Yeah no merit to that?
2017-11-13 06:12
#53
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Turkey payynn 
Congratulations
2017-11-13 06:21
its me or c9 are always winning na tournaments like this ?? always somehow they beat liquid and win it
2017-11-13 06:26
#55
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France Wiko2K 
Stewie is insane
2017-11-13 06:29
#56
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Australia evaD3 
Renegades fan. Great game and great tournament. Really enjoyed watching this one. Credit to c9, would’ve much preferred to vs liquid in the final. Couldn’t string together rounds on mirage. Train could’ve gone either way. Would have been great to see cbble
2017-11-13 06:31
+1 woulda liked the boys to pull through but have still been really impressed by them over the last few weeks. Just gotta keep this upward trend going
2017-11-13 06:49
#72
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Other mikecool 
+1 absolutely!
2017-11-13 07:42
Renegades whiffed it.. unlucky guys.. better luck next time boys!!
2017-11-13 06:54
What a surprise ResidentSleeper
2017-11-13 07:49
#74
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Indonesia dikamamet 
Gratz c9 and c9 fans
2017-11-13 08:16
Renegades is the most improved team this year. Also c9 win because of the experience. Gratz
2017-11-13 08:40
#82
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
gj TUROK
2017-11-13 10:46
Rigged tourney for na nooob team
2017-11-13 11:39
#89
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Austria Faguette 
stewie with dat lv belt
2017-11-13 11:50
Renegades look promising, I hope they keep improving, there is hope they make it to the major. I'm gonna cheer for them, really likeable team. Also NAF is insane, he is lowkey a top5 NA player that people somehow always overlook. Nifty can be solid af too, just needs to be a bit more consistent, but for an IGL AWPer, he is doing pretty damn good.
2017-11-13 14:13
Who is that little kid next to Stewie?
2017-11-13 16:09
lol
2017-11-13 20:33
nifty onliner LUL
2017-11-13 20:38
YESS LET'S GO BOYS!LET'S GO C9!
2017-11-13 21:01
#113
JW | 
Russia SupRussian 
Lucky Favela Not Here
2017-11-14 13:55
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