Cloud9 to play in front of home crowd after edging Gambit 2-1

Striker
November 17th, 2017 01:55

Cloud9 have advanced to the IEM Oakland semi-finals following a 2-1 win over Gambit (Overpass 16-19, Cobblestone 16-11, Mirage 16-11).

Cloud9 went ahead and picked up a 3-0 lead to start the series on Overpass as Counter-Terrorists, while Gambit grabbed up the first gunround. With a quick reply, the American squad broke their opponents' economy and did so once more, reaching their seventh round. 

Jake "Stewie2K" Yip's team's aggression in middle then backfired and allowed Gambit to start clawing back into the half with two of the next three rounds. Before the half ended, Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev & co. took two more to Cloud9's one, on the back of Timothy "autimatic" Ta's solo quad-kill on B, for a total of six rounds in the first half.

tarik's plays helped Cloud9 secure Cobblestone

Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov stepped up to the plate with a quad-kill of his own in the second pistol round, but autimatic continued to wreak havoc with a crucial double in the following forcebuy, which sent Cloud9 to a 12-7 lead. Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov's triple then set off a flurry of rounds going the way of Gambit, who shut down all attacks coming at them over and over until they reached match point.

Three slow B executes and one ace from Will "RUSH" Wierzba later, the first map went to overtime. Cloud9 started of well there with the first round, but Gambit then grabbed four in a row for 19-16, 1-0 in the series.

Cloud9 once again got off to the better start on Cobblestone, this time on the offense, as they went up 6-1. Gambit started pulling it back yet again with a forcebuy win on B, reaching their third round shortly after. After the next two went the Americans' way, the Kazakh squad put their foot down and closed out the half with four in a row, switching over to the Terrorists with seven rounds to their name.

HObbit topped the charts for Gambit on every map

In the second pistol round, autimatic stepped up to the plate with four USP-S headshots to send his team to 11-7. Cloud9 edged ever closer to map three on the back of Tarik "tarik" Celik's heroics, including a quad-kill for 12-8 and a 1v2 clutch in the following round. Due to the close situations, a single round going the way of Gambit sent the American side on just pistols for two rounds in a row, but Cloud9 clinched match point on the back of Stewie2K sniping down four and secured map two at 16-11.

The deciding map, Mirage, started out with tarik grabbing four kills including a narrow 1v1. Abay "HObbit" Khasenov clutched a 1v2 in return in the following forcebuy, and Gambit managed to survive the next two advantages for a 3-1 lead. The score was soon even before Gambit took control of four rounds in a row, when Cloud9 had to eco twice.

A forcebuy win then helped Cloud9 stabilize, as Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham and tarik topped it off with individual plays for 6-7. With a quad-kill, the American sniper sent Gambit on low economy in the last round as Cloud9 grabbed a good 8-7 half all things considered.

Gambit retook the lead on the back of a decisive pistol round, but the control of the match was back in Cloud9's hands once they won the first two gunrounds. An A execute then gave tarik's squad's their 14th round, while a CZ-75 buy allowed Gambit to avoid facing match point. However, Cloud9 reached it in the next round with a quick A split and secured the series at 16-11.

IEM Oakland 2017Best of 3
Matchpage
2
1
16th November 2017
16
Overpass
19
16
Cobblestone
11
16
Mirage
11

News tags:
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 74 - 57 +17 83.7 1.27
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 72 - 51 +21 79.9 1.24
United States Will 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 61 - 61 0 81.8 1.13
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 59 - 61 -2 72.6 1.00
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 56 - 62 -6 71.9 0.99
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Abay 'HObbit' KhasenovHObbit 82 - 59 +23 86.7 1.26
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 56 - 66 -10 72.8 0.98
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 54 - 71 -17 66.0 0.92
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 51 - 63 -12 68.7 0.91
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 48 - 63 -15 68.1 0.86

IEM Oakland 2017Best of 3
Matchpage
2
1
16th November 2017
16
Overpass
19
16
Cobblestone
11
16
Mirage
11

 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 74 - 57 +17 83.7 1.27
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 72 - 51 +21 79.9 1.24
United States Will 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 61 - 61 0 81.8 1.13
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 59 - 61 -2 72.6 1.00
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 56 - 62 -6 71.9 0.99
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Abay 'HObbit' KhasenovHObbit 82 - 59 +23 86.7 1.26
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 56 - 66 -10 72.8 0.98
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 54 - 71 -17 66.0 0.92
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 51 - 63 -12 68.7 0.91
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 48 - 63 -15 68.1 0.86

United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.11
Kazakhstan Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
331
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
335
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
750
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:
673
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:
620
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1026
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1117
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
649
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
eZaF, way to go ma bois, time to take revenge Sk vs Faze inc.
2017-11-17 01:57
No crowd hltv pls fix
2017-11-17 01:59
#7
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Finland Lehtori 
- dosia asap
2017-11-17 01:58
How dare you
2017-11-17 13:55
#114
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Russia purplemaze 
:D
2017-11-17 14:09
unexpected
2017-11-17 01:56
Sick
2017-11-17 01:57
Mad cuz renegades bad
2017-11-17 02:01
Mad cuz they aren't even in oakland are you ok faze fangay?
2017-11-17 02:46
? RnG was in groups?
2017-11-17 02:57
#80
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Sweden C9BESTTEAM1 
They actually did pretty well considering their group was hard. Also they finished 5-8th place.
2017-11-17 07:25
You okay? They were literally in one of the groups. They played five full games across two days. Were you under a rock for the last week?
2017-11-17 08:34
I'm talking about this game not being played in front of a crowd ,and hltv needing to change the title which they did?????
2017-11-17 14:56
please stop speaking
2017-11-17 10:34
#34
fnx | 
Brazil woentg 
get revenge on what? sk eliminated Faze 4 or 5 tournaments
2017-11-17 02:07
Get ready to be rekt by faze fangays, it’s an absolute win for them
2017-11-17 02:08
#41
fnx | 
Brazil woentg 
Faze was recently humiliated in his 2 best maps, playing against Faze is easier than playing against the liquid.
2017-11-17 02:12
Yeah when one their player was super sick and Olof was underperforming.
2017-11-17 02:15
I love the excuses, lul
2017-11-17 02:23
#47
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Australia Lomcharton 
honestly, Sk vs Faze would be 70-30 for SK to win, they just have a superior map pool and tactics which beats Faze's aim
2017-11-17 02:24
#65
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Russia Kas1v 
Wtf,who at SK have better aim?Taco?Boltz?Only coldzera and fer winning 70% matches.Faze is now superteam(not like g2).They need practice to fuck all of them
2017-11-17 03:32
#66
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Australia Lomcharton 
bro can u read my comment properly, i meant SK have better map pool and tactics while Faze has better aim
2017-11-17 03:33
#73
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African Union mQnkey666 
what do expect from a retard faze fangay ?
2017-11-17 04:08
Even then star firepower wise id pick fallen > Guardian and cold over niko. Guardian is a shadow of his old self and while i think niko had a higher skill ceiling than cold, he shows up far less often. Niko wins maps, cold wins series. Coming from a vp fan who dislikes sk for always being the only team who beats the plow when on they get on top
2017-11-17 06:06
#120
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World nakTriceps 
+1 bro.
2017-11-17 14:39
#138
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Brazil H3lyA 
+2
2017-11-17 23:49
#137
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Brazil H3lyA 
dude, competitive csgo is not only about aim and yes tactic and strategy, this isnt 1.6 that u needed 90% aim 10% tactics, at the time.if u had a good aim u carried imo.
2017-11-17 23:48
#51
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Brazil glemial 
Nice excuse
2017-11-17 02:35
#57
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Brazil Neegger 
sk fans know who the real #1 is, so they always try to downplay faze
2017-11-17 02:47
#76
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United States TrM 
Of course. It’s C9
2017-11-17 04:49
faze in final? i dont think so hltv.org/matches/2317286/faze-vs-gambit-..
2017-11-17 11:21
It's SK vs NIP not Faze
2017-11-17 02:11
Stay away from the drugs
2017-11-17 02:12
#56
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Canada BusterZ 
I think hes referring to the Final saying NiP is Ez for SK and C9 is Ez for FaZe
2017-11-17 02:47
#2
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Denmark clutchkongen 
faze vs sk in the final! gonna be cray
2017-11-17 01:55
#84
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Canada kawoh 
Don’t take this match granted for FaZe. Cloud9 in front of their own crowd? They look interestingly good and FaZe got disappointing results in EPICENTER, getting upset twice on their best maps.
2017-11-17 08:02
+1
2017-11-17 12:38
If skadoodle shows up it's game, tournament and career over for faze. That guy is a fucking animal I tell you. Best awp in the world right now I'm.
2017-11-17 12:52
#139
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United States Keter 
When he's on his A game, sure. If he DOESNT show up then his teamates better have a damn good game.
2017-11-18 00:04
#123
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World nakTriceps 
C9 has to win train and plays very well on Mirage. Ovp and Inferno is almost win for FaZe in this matchup.
2017-11-17 14:48
#93
pronax | 
Czech Republic ACiD13 
We will see i think C9 will be in grand final vs NiP
2017-11-17 09:50
#3
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Sweden stew2k 
1
2017-11-17 01:55
#4
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North America khansab2000 
ez
2017-11-17 01:55
Gg
2017-11-17 01:55
#8
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Poland raaVz 
ez
2017-11-17 01:56
noice
2017-11-17 01:56
#11
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United States Aquafier 
nice me me
2017-11-17 01:56
#12
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Bulgaria valeriaf0x 
wow
2017-11-17 01:56
SK vs FaZe HYPEEEEEE
2017-11-17 01:56
BO1
2017-11-17 20:25
#14
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Thailand Dino1 
Tarik is so insane ever since he joined c9 and he's the IGL...
2017-11-17 01:56
#15
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Canada Brexgaming 
Tarik is underrated I knew
2017-11-17 01:57
#19
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Canada Brexgaming 
He’s making Cloud9 great again
2017-11-17 01:57
#16
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Turkey Gerky 
hobbit LUL
2017-11-17 01:57
#116
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Russia purplemaze 
HObbit carrying them like a badass
2017-11-17 14:12
#17
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United States KpleeZy 
skaDADDY
2017-11-17 01:57
tarik has grown so much as a player! Dude is IGLing, wining clutches, top fragging, entrying. FULL PACKAGE
2017-11-17 01:57
#21
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Australia NileyAU 
+1
2017-11-17 01:58
Just a random good game, playing in comfort When the whole team is doing good, you see him sucking his own ass tomorrow.
2017-11-17 02:00
-1
2017-11-17 02:02
#31
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Italy gucc1 
+1
2017-11-17 02:04
#46
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United States ItsImpact 
+1 This guy muy stupido.
2017-11-17 02:24
#32
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Italy gucc1 
cry is free
2017-11-17 02:04
You fangays are cancer, change your favourites now because c9 are going get raped tomorrow
2017-11-17 02:10
#44
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Indonesia FinZzz 
Ironic that you're a faze fan. Plastic ass
2017-11-17 02:18
#124
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World nakTriceps 
Being a g2 fan, are you cheering for C9 or FaZe?
2017-11-17 14:49
#148
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Indonesia FinZzz 
Personally i dont cheer for both teams. But for the excitement of fhe grandfinals, i slightly will cheer for faze.
2017-11-19 02:33
#48
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United States ItsImpact 
God stfu already and change teams newfag.
2017-11-17 02:25
Just wondering. How long have you been a faze fan? Because if the answer isn't since they came to CS:GO/before that. Then just leave because you're a band-wagoner.
2017-11-17 08:38
#96
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Europe obvious 
Stupid burger, by your logic there cant be almost any faze fans. Only 20% of the old faze lineup remained so by your logic only fans of rain can be faze fans. Nice logic, uneducated burger. Gtfo from hltv and go eat some mcdonald
2017-11-17 10:19
STFU bandwagoner faze fans are fans of the old faze lineup before guardian and olofm. People like you just jump and the hype train and switch teams when the train gets derailed.
2017-11-17 12:55
#111
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Europe obvious 
Stopped reading at "STFU" nt
2017-11-17 13:14
Obviously cause you can't read bandwagoner go get an education
2017-11-18 02:37
ez faZe
2017-11-17 01:58
#23
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United Kingdom Twig7 
cooooooooooool
2017-11-17 01:58
#24
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Italy gucc1 
turok+ska hard carry
2017-11-17 01:59
#26
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Finland ingg 
expected really BabyRage Hobbit BabyRage
2017-11-17 02:00
YES FaZe SK in finals time to good cs
2017-11-17 02:02
HObbit god
2017-11-17 02:03
#33
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Germany StewieSimple 
ez for c9..probably gonna be a tough game vs faze but good luck anyways..lets go boys..
2017-11-17 02:04
#35
REZ | 
United States skurr 
faze can win now
2017-11-17 02:07
Yes they can....against C9 ofc
2017-11-17 03:58
Why is RUSH so ugly but good
2017-11-17 02:08
unlike korean boy doing plastic surgery just to look good?
2017-11-17 02:28
What are you smoking?
2017-11-17 04:14
#83
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Europe wonz64 
Are you smoking What?
2017-11-17 07:50
h0bbit god
2017-11-17 02:09
#50
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Denmark Xipingu 
Botbit...
2017-11-17 02:31
bot? he was playing 1x9 dude
2017-11-17 08:31
#128
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Denmark Xipingu 
Correction then: BOTbit except for Hobbit. Happy? For the record, I meant BOTbit as in the team. 4 bots atm, as sad as it sounds
2017-11-17 16:58
HObbit BabyRage
2017-11-17 02:38
#53
s1mple | 
China srewp 
HObbit is so sick. Definitely the best player of Gambit.
2017-11-17 02:41
Why Gambit... WHY did you lose against C9 youtube.com/watch?v=08i9kvCJvJ0 Brace yourselfs, cringey C9 kids shouting "USA USA USA USA" in the audience.
2017-11-17 02:46
Looking forward to it. IF C9 beat Faze that will be a miracle.
2017-11-17 02:59
Still so aids hearing "USA USA USA USA USA USA" for 3 hours. Same when VP plays "VIRTUS PRO, VIRTUS PRO, VIRTUS PRO", with a shitty Polish accent.
2017-11-17 03:00
Wow fans having passion for a team, something I guess you wouldn't understand lol.
2017-11-17 03:34
"Passion" The fucking 12 year old squeekers cheering for C9 should shout C9s name and not "USA USA USA" is it United States of Americas national team playing or is it 2 Asians, 1 Pole, 1 American and 1 Turk? This is why i hate events in USA, The crowd and the time of some matches. EDIT: Cheer for the fucking team and not the country USA.
2017-11-17 03:38
#71
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Netherlands EJVN 
what a shitty fucking logic. whole fucking america is made up by european ancestors, you moronic fuck. so nobody is american then, right?
2017-11-17 04:03
Whole America is made up by Indians. But NT mate. Europeans fucked the Indians long time ago.
2017-11-17 04:04
#82
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United States lumpy seal 
You realize at this point we're chanting USA ironically right?
2017-11-17 07:32
No, you are not. Thats the fucked up part.
2017-11-17 19:12
#144
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United States lumpy seal 
Yes we are?
2017-11-18 04:42
they're right faggot, there's nothing wrong with being patriot, c9 = usa
2017-11-17 11:25
lol'd. "Patriot", its a fucking Counter Strike game, not the national day of USA.
2017-11-17 14:06
its a fucking counter strike game evolving an usa team, they're doing right
2017-11-17 18:46
"USA team". Its players from United States, sure. But its not like its United States of America vs Kazakstan/Russia.
2017-11-17 19:11
lol, if the whole team is made by united states player, isn't a usa team ? i think you're joking ...
2017-11-17 19:33
Englando? The whole team is made by United States of America citizens yes. But they are not representing United States of America at CSGO events, they are representing Cloud 9, a organisation. lol.
2017-11-17 19:34
lol, Most people in the world supports the citizens of their own country, specially in international events, if you're different don't act like it is weird, cauz is ok
2017-11-17 19:57
btw, read this news tittle, " c9 to play in front of home crowd " they're home bro. it's patriotism /closed
2017-11-17 20:00
pretty sure i remember at dreamhack summer 2016 people cheering sweden for NiP so
2017-11-18 04:23
No? They chanted "N - I - P" Not "SWEDEN" lol? youtube.com/watch?v=Gq5kmdI3TN0 (DH Winter 2014 tho) "GET RIGHT" *Clap* *Clap* *Clap* Or youtube.com/watch?v=3uRku0CVVjc "N I P" etc, at Malmö DH. (Look at 1:56)
2017-11-18 04:31
#62
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India choice_gupta 
well played boiis.
2017-11-17 03:04
#63
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United Kingdom hArdLad 
Tarik ma love
2017-11-17 03:06
skafather
2017-11-17 03:30
Time to eat some European ass in the grand finals vs Faze, can't wait to see Cold humiliating Faze as he Always do
2017-11-17 03:56
you want to eat ass?
2017-11-17 09:10
everybody finna tbh
2017-11-17 09:53
#75
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Korea ysmple 
omg HObbit. . .
2017-11-17 04:20
Gambit are just terrible please disband.
2017-11-17 05:51
Hobbitt FeelsBadMan
2017-11-17 06:50
#81
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United States lumpy seal 
EZ FOR SKADOODLE
2017-11-17 07:30
HObbit 1x9
2017-11-17 08:31
Peanut brain playing nutty.
2017-11-17 08:43
#90
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North America TLO 
c9 is bad
2017-11-17 08:54
#92
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Canada DadaTOUKAY 
GG C9 <3
2017-11-17 09:20
#94
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Austria gex0r 
and thorin is still talking shit about skadoodle in 2k17. incredible.
2017-11-17 09:52
skadaddy is back
2017-11-17 11:25
Congratz Claudião 9. <3
2017-11-17 11:36
#104
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Brazil Charizaldo 
nuve nove so strong
2017-11-17 12:10
#105
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Georgia irakli_oo 
C9 will easily win this tour tournament! check this out C:
2017-11-17 12:13
#106
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Estonia hsropz 
god turok
2017-11-17 12:12
GG Gambit and skadaddy best awp in the world right now.
2017-11-17 14:17
Wtf,who at SK have better aim?Taco?Boltz?Only coldzera and fer winning 70% matches.Faze is now superteam(not like g2).They need practice to fuck all of them
2017-11-17 14:56
hobbit feels bad man
2017-11-17 15:50
Just like s1mple i feel bad for hobbit ..
2017-11-18 00:05
Hobbit can't carry these washed up nerds Feelsbadman
2017-11-18 06:58
GODbbit
2017-11-18 11:25
CLOUD9 TO BE HUMILIATED IN FRONT OF HOME CROWD AFTER EDGING GAMBIT 2-1
2017-11-18 13:22
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