Cloud9 defeat Liquid at ECS S4 Finals

eZlo
December 16th, 2017 20:38

Cloud9 have eliminated Liquid from the ECS Season 4 Finals after defeating their North American rivals on two maps.

The North American derby kicked off on Mirage, Cloud9's map pick, with Liquid quickly taking control of the A bombsite but failing to stop the retake from their opponents. After buying up in the third round, Liquid managed to win their first round of the game with an A execution.

Cloud9 remained in charge of proceedings, though, winning four of the next five rounds, but Nick "nitr0" Cannella's men picked up the pace towards the end of the half and brought the deficit to a minimum.

Now playing as Terrorists, Cloud9 secured the pistol round with a 2v4 clutch from Tarik "tarik" Celik and Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham. That was the start of a great run from the North American team, who increased their lead to 14-9. 

Lucas "steel" Lopes and co. did not want to back down, and won two straight rounds with a very tight defense, forcing Cloud9 to call a tactical pause.  Liquid eventually equalised the score at 14-14, but Cloud9 would not let a comeback happen and bagged the final two rounds of the game.

Cloud9 will take on FaZe for a place in the playoffs

Liquid began their map pick, Inferno, on the right foot, securing the CT pistol and an anti-eco. And even though Cloud9's third-round buy paid off, nitr0 immediately broke their economy with a quad-kill in the following round, setting his team up for a 4-1 lead.

Cloud9 then responded with a four-round streak to secure a narrow lead, but Liquid picked themselves up and went on a great run, closing out the half with a 9-6 lead. 

Cloud9 got off to a flying start in the second half, picking up six rounds in a row fairly easily. Liquid were only able to break through on Cloud9's defence in the 23rd round, but Timothy "autimatic" Ta and co. just kept pressing on, locking down the map in convincing fashion.

Matchpage
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16th December 2017
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Mirage
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Inferno
10

 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 42 - 35 +7 75.3 1.12
United States Will 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 42 - 37 +5 80.4 1.10
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 40 - 31 +9 66.2 1.08
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 29 - 35 -6 74.1 1.01
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 32 - 38 -6 67.7 0.95
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 43 - 34 +9 78.0 1.17
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 37 - 38 -1 81.6 1.12
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 37 - 37 0 68.5 0.94
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 34 - 41 -7 79.0 0.93
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 24 - 35 -11 45.4 0.78

United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
969
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.11
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
718
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
893
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
892
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
791
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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Europe Sin1905 
ez for best na team
2017-12-16 20:38
#5
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United Kingdom Roarhaven 
+1
2017-12-16 20:39
Bye bye steel
2017-12-16 20:41
Expected
2017-12-16 20:39
#3
s1mple | 
Denmark JustYes 
3
2017-12-16 20:39
cool
2017-12-16 20:39
#6
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United States paine445 
gg
2017-12-16 20:39
steel the brazilian TACO
2017-12-16 20:39
#17
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Poland Grybszu 
Wait a sec... :thinking:
2017-12-16 20:41
#37
kNgV- | 
Brazil vini_zan 
Don't get it
2017-12-17 00:23
#9
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United States Cherryyy 
C9 bestest
2017-12-16 20:39
#10
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Turkey Deadlined 
nj
2017-12-16 20:40
#38
kNgV- | 
Brazil vini_zan 
Don't get it
2017-12-17 00:24
#11
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Europe pl9netary 
Clown9 nice
2017-12-16 20:40
rip9 vs FaZe
2017-12-16 20:40
#13
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Lithuania c0mmandCS 
Nice
2017-12-16 20:40
#14
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Australia AUCSBESTCS 
ez
2017-12-16 20:41
#16
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United States Noobtastic 
Steel, come on man... might as well be stan
2017-12-16 20:41
Stan was better.
2017-12-16 20:56
#43
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United States Noobtastic 
Was he lost fragging power later on
2017-12-17 16:30
#18
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Armenia GaRY56 
Barely
2017-12-16 20:42
#42
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France the_big_black 
16-10 =\= barely
2017-12-17 03:33
#19
Magisk | 
Slovakia maks3d 
ez pz
2017-12-16 20:42
That's what they get picking the worst player of Immortals, steel is a nice guy but a terrible player
2017-12-16 20:43
#25
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Poland kvvach 
that is sad thing about brazilians if they are nice guys like steel they are shit players if they are monkeys they are good players
2017-12-16 21:04
Boltz?
2017-12-16 22:10
#31
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Poland kvvach 
yes he is normal guy
2017-12-16 22:12
Fallen is a monkey?
2017-12-16 22:13
#35
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Europe Vallon 
Two-faced. Same thing.
2017-12-16 23:23
Stfu dudes. Steel is great! Even "legends" have several days off the point, Steel still young inside liquid, give him time and support, and if you cant support, just shut the fruck up.
2017-12-16 21:44
You misspelled fuck
2017-12-16 22:57
#39
kNgV- | 
Brazil vini_zan 
Steel is not good, he's normal . U can't expect nothing from her . He can't do nothing extraordinary only the Basic.
2017-12-17 00:28
from *him*
2017-12-17 01:06
#21
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Turkey nonstopg0_0 
Poor stanislaw
2017-12-16 20:44
Brazil bot
2017-12-16 20:45
expected
2017-12-16 20:51
steel lul
2017-12-16 21:10
yeah
2017-12-16 22:05
#29
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
GG WP great game for both
2017-12-16 22:06
Gotta love ppl shitting on liquid and steel despite them probably having little time to practice. I’d say keeping c9 close on map 1 and putting up 10 rounds against c9 isn’t that bad. Gg wp to both teams
2017-12-16 23:04
#36
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Europe Vallon 
Steel is so bad. Brazil has like 4 good players and all of them are in SK, why did Liquid downgrade? Seriously, Stan was better.
2017-12-16 23:24
#40
kNgV- | 
Brazil vini_zan 
No man, chelo is good, lucas1 is good, kngv is good. Steel is a normal player, he Just need time in this New line .
2017-12-17 00:30
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