Space Soldiers defeat Cloud9 at the Major

Space Soldiers pick up their first win in the New Legends Stage by securing a win over Cloud9 on Cobblestone (16-13).

After a back and forth start to the game, which saw Cloud9 start on the CT side of Cobblestone and pick up the pistol, Space Soldiers was the team to claim the early lead.

As the score was 7-2, both teams were on full buys and the Turkish side went for an all-out B attack. The early trades went well for Cloud9, but Ahmet "paz" Karahoca and Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli managed to bring back a 2v4 and force the North Americans on another eco.

After his side lost a round, Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş picked up a double kill in drop to unlock the B site defense (10-3), forcing another eco from Cloud9 and pushing Space Soldiers towards an impressive 11-4 Terrorist half.

A strong Terrorist side set Space Soldiers up for success

Winning the second pistol allowed Cloud9 to claw their way back into the game. The first buy also went the way of the North American side, with Tarik "tarik" Celik securing two key kills in the round. Thanks to a Space Soldiers force buy setup that worked out on A and a 2v2 won in the followup, the Turkish side broke Cloud9's economy and went 13-8 up.

MAJ3R picked up an anti-eco ace to get his team another round before Cloud9 started pulling it bak again, with William "RUSH" Wierzba contributing and Timothy "autimatic" Ta starting to wake up after a rough start to the game. As they got the score a round away from equalizing, Space Soldiers stopped them by switching up the play and taking deep B control (15-13).

After a drawn-out technical pause, paz closed out the game by single-handedly stopping Cloud9's A site offense, picking up an AWP ace along the way.

Matchpage
16
13
20th January 2018
16
Cobblestone
13

 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 23 - 18 +5 91.3 1.38
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 23 - 17 +6 71.4 1.25
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 20 - 24 -4 76.0 1.06
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 18 - 19 -1 65.0 1.01
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 17 - 20 -3 73.3 0.89
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 24 - 23 +1 100.0 1.27
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 21 - 20 +1 81.7 1.11
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 18 - 18 0 74.4 1.10
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 21 - 17 +4 75.1 1.09
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 12 - 24 -12 50.9 0.67

2-0
Russia Quantum Bellator Fire
1-1
Kazakhstan Gambit Turkey Space Soldiers
1-0
Europe FaZe Russia Vega Squadron
France G2  United States Liquid
Brazil SK Europe mousesports
0-1
Poland Virtus.pro Sweden fnatic
Germany BIG Ukraine Natus Vincere
Denmark Astralis Denmark North
0-2
United States Cloud9  
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
1035
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
755
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
725
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
987
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
No one care for 2nd places Good game PAZTAREZ
2018-01-20 19:03
gg, paz that ace was really nice
2018-01-20 19:02
#4
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Europe kyyMeisteri 
first
2018-01-20 19:02
#17
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World aagii247 
hahaha
2018-01-20 19:02
#5
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World aagii247 
haha rekt
2018-01-20 19:02
#6
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United States HorchataMan 
welp
2018-01-20 19:02
nice Ace paz in last round! 7-th baby!!! :D
2018-01-20 19:02
gg ss btw. paz ace last round :O
2018-01-20 19:03
Frick
2018-01-20 19:02
#11
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Brazil PazFanBoy 
ez for xantares
2018-01-20 19:02
#12
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Sweden drakendilf 
-SKA, +PTR and ez major win for c9
2018-01-20 19:02
#94
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Turkey LeGentleman 
Its hurt
2018-01-20 19:13
expected
2018-01-20 19:02
#14
TACO | 
Portugal MSANTOS 
C9 are killing US. Pray for our pick ems.
2018-01-20 19:02
What the hell is going on today
2018-01-20 19:02
#18
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Brazil Joinhasgames 
First
2018-01-20 19:02
#19
s1mple | 
Turkey tugi 
expected
2018-01-20 19:02
clowns in circus
2018-01-20 19:02
#21
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Czech Republic jETFly 
kebabs on fire
2018-01-20 19:02
pathetic c9. stewie bitch only onliner against noobs
2018-01-20 19:02
EZ Ace for Turkish Snax. pAZZERs. GGWP Both teams.
2018-01-20 19:02
PAZZERS
2018-01-20 19:02
#25
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Portugal _trapitmaN_ 
cloud 9 overrated
2018-01-20 19:02
+1
2018-01-20 23:03
#159
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Albania Fleeperi 
they are streamers and they build their profile with online steaming so they get more popularity, but when it comes to playing against real pro's well we can all see what is going on on every major for c9 sorry but really shit team
2018-01-21 01:12
paz GOD
2018-01-20 19:02
#27
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Poland Hell2k 
Paz fucking monster
2018-01-20 19:02
#28
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Turkey lodeen 
Gg
2018-01-20 19:02
PAZZERS
2018-01-20 19:03
#30
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Malaysia byaIi 
deserved
2018-01-20 19:03
ok
2018-01-20 19:03
#33
cyx | 
Liechtenstein SK_Uppwind 
PAZZERS
2018-01-20 19:03
expecto patronum
2018-01-20 19:03
PAZZERS
2018-01-20 19:03
gg guys
2018-01-20 19:03
Last
2018-01-20 19:03
#39
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Switzerland dpL^ 
ez money thx xanta
2018-01-20 19:03
best play of tournument by far PAZZERS
2018-01-20 19:03
pls dont stop hype more NA teams
2018-01-20 19:03
TAZ?! No... PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
2018-01-20 19:03
time to replace my taz sticker with paz
2018-01-20 19:06
#43
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Europe Skraj 
Clown9, best team in NA, can't beat the 20th best team from EU. This just shows that NA will forever be irrelevant, except for the 1-2 times a year when they get out of groups and every single NA kid has to mention it
2018-01-20 19:03
#92
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New Zealand Duck_Meat 
Ok kid. A BO1 means alot. Vega<Faze. Qbf < Gambit.
2018-01-20 19:13
*ignores vega stomping faze during quals
2018-01-20 21:07
Thanks to these kind of teams my pickem's are destroyed
2018-01-20 19:04
#52
jmqa | 
Germany dvniel1 
same rip ss 0-3
2018-01-20 19:04
not 0-3, but didn't pick them for the playoffs while I did for cloud9
2018-01-20 19:13
np
2018-01-20 20:10
#46
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Finland t33mu 
bye bye murica xaxax
2018-01-20 19:04
c9 on majors boyys ez 0-3
2018-01-20 19:04
#49
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Portugal dracø 
yeahhhh boiiiiiiiiiiiiii, SS run continues! Legoooooo
2018-01-20 19:04
#50
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Denmark Zorrondo 
expected
2018-01-20 19:04
Don't worry boys, you still got paid. It ain't all about winning.
2018-01-20 19:04
#53
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Thanks to SK fans for flaming SS. IArentThinkThatz where are u lol
2018-01-20 19:04
IArentThinkThatz is prolly a turk fakeflagger
2018-01-20 20:12
#150
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Probably,lmfao. Did u see what he said? "EZ for Xantares the TurkishFer" lmaoooo
2018-01-20 20:21
lol he was spamming "#XANTARESTHEBRAZILIANCOLDZERA" some time ago
2018-01-20 20:22
#152
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Hahahahaha
2018-01-20 20:54
Cloud9 should retire and be full time streamers
2018-01-20 19:05
ez money
2018-01-20 19:05
almost choke!!!!!!!!
2018-01-20 19:05
They did a pretty good job considering that they lost both pistols
2018-01-20 19:06
#61
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Turkey inmortial27 
PaZZers
2018-01-20 19:05
#62
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Netherlands nijoW 
kebabs > burger
2018-01-20 19:05
Lol
2018-01-20 19:13
original comment so +1
2018-01-20 19:14
n1 xD
2018-01-20 19:16
#63
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Europe WutZeFak 
FML:(
2018-01-20 19:05
#64
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Spain Donra 
So many surprise in this tournament. Nice!
2018-01-20 19:05
#66
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United States Nohj_10years 
rip c9 at this major i guess
2018-01-20 19:06
#68
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Turkey DebbSoray 
Let's go baby!
2018-01-20 19:06
#71
s1mple | 
Ukraine WaiFu 
I feel so bad for C9. Even with this incredible roster they can't win a sh*t in a group stage. feelsbadman
2018-01-20 19:06
#72
Turkey LEJ 
Damn. Very hard match good victory for the turkish army. Xantares and paz pfff what a beasts xD
2018-01-20 19:06
back*
2018-01-20 19:07
Ez for xantares paz and SS
2018-01-20 19:07
This major is even more shameful than the previous one. QBF, who next? Vega?
2018-01-20 19:08
#77
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Greece knk74 
Why They played they won Seems fair
2018-01-20 19:09
Gambit fixed that match I'm sure. Why? Because if they become legends, we are to see them at the next major where they will fucking lose to every more or less solid team. Watch BIG.
2018-01-20 19:12
#93
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Greece knk74 
Nah
2018-01-20 19:13
They didn't fix shit, Gambit are so fucking over rated and so is Adren, this team is dogshit not even kidding they got regulated out of pro league as well and are now playing in premier mnt dew league bro from major champions to premier how can you still over rate this team? Literally one lucky win ever and they're tier 1? I mean this team is shit.
2018-01-20 19:42
ty my logical neighbor
2018-01-20 19:16
Well they worked hard and won against t1 teams like SS. So what do you expect? Should SK or Faze win every single major? That's boring as fuck :) If they work so hard they deserve to win. Get over it
2018-01-20 19:12
You shouldn't watch CS tbh
2018-01-20 19:19
C9 "superteam" 0-3
2018-01-20 19:08
#79
flusha | 
Netherlands davin 
clout9 #5 #6 xDDDDDDDDD
2018-01-20 19:09
#80
Snax | 
Poland drammar 
0-3 clown9
2018-01-20 19:10
Paz is insane! Let's go Spaces my boiis. Kreygasm gg wp
2018-01-20 19:10
Stewie went missing. Such a shame..gg
2018-01-20 19:10
#83
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina MRYENER 
Deserved & Expected
2018-01-20 19:11
#85
s1mple | 
Turkey XAG3R 
PaZZers
2018-01-20 19:11
gg wp bosnia with you ;)
2018-01-20 19:11
ty broo lets beat vega
2018-01-20 19:16
#114
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Morocco Shadowdances 
<33 ty
2018-01-20 19:18
Thx man!
2018-01-20 19:22
expected
2018-01-20 19:12
#95
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United Kingdom levymonsta 
Isn't maj3r from france? hltv.org/news/9842/maj3r-set-to-join-ima.. Did he change nationality or?
2018-01-20 19:13
Half French half Turkish. Also his Turkish is a bit broken but it's still okay I think
2018-01-20 19:15
he is a Turk born in France, His main language is French but he speaks Turkish too which he learned after. But i guess those flags are based on their birth place or something ? idk really.
2018-01-20 19:18
#144
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Azerbaijan Muradblshv 
their passport
2018-01-20 20:04
Gg kebap. Clown 9 @ majors, pick one.
2018-01-20 19:13
Paz's ace was very impressive.
2018-01-20 19:13
paz for president. <3
2018-01-20 19:15
#111
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France plagueis 
12-24 stew haha
2018-01-20 19:17
Instant Karma for cloud9 fans who talk shit about SK x SS
2018-01-20 19:17
gooo
2018-01-20 19:17
EZ FOR SS GG WP
2018-01-20 19:18
#117
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
-ska +jdm ez top3
2018-01-20 19:19
Pazzers Sins
2018-01-20 19:19
#122
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Russia Arhimagic911 
stewie2k will be kicked after major, Mark my words
2018-01-20 19:19
#125
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Turkey Jarrod 
PAZZERS on fire amazing ace gg
2018-01-20 19:22
#127
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Finland ceresje 
paZZers
2018-01-20 19:23
pazGOD top1
2018-01-20 19:23
#130
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Brazil Spraybom 
We can't say that is a surprise. SS has been playing very well.
2018-01-20 19:25
Gg! Well deserved. Paz just amazing in the last round, sickk.
2018-01-20 19:26
Damn, stewie fell off a cliff
2018-01-20 19:26
Stewie-12k
2018-01-20 19:29
i'v got paz skin. Náu Ai révi peace
2018-01-20 19:32
GJ SpaceS
2018-01-20 19:40
Shit9 as always
2018-01-20 19:41
Skadoodle 9 majors, 9 group stage exit
2018-01-20 19:42
PAZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!
2018-01-20 19:53
0-3 clown9
2018-01-20 21:15
So tired of c9 csgo...just shut it down and put their salaries towards other games. Such a waste of time
2018-01-20 22:25
#157
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France Deadfish 
space soldier's still underrated
2018-01-20 23:24
#158
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
beautiful victory
2018-01-21 00:03
Nt ahmed
2018-01-21 04:07
lol professional streamers
2018-01-21 06:09
#163
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India triL@k 
Rip pickem's and Rip c9. Btw - is there any way for them to continue or are they out?
2018-01-21 06:37
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