Cloud9 run over Vega Squadron to qualify for playoffs
Cloud9 have booked their spot in the ELEAGUE Major playoffs following a comprehensive 16-4 victory over Vega Squadron.
The match started with Vega Squadron failing to hold down the A site despite a well-timed split, with Timothy "autimatic" Ta and Jake "Stewie2K" Yip splitting the frags. The North Americans were able to carry their momentum into the gun rounds, and the game quickly turned into a massacre as the Russians simply could not find a way through the rock-solid Cloud9 defence.
Cloud9 got out to a massive 12-0 lead before Vega Squadron could finally get their first round on the board. The CIS representative would not be able to follow it up, however, as the home side hit back immediately, setting themselves up for a massive 14-1 lead.
Now playing on the CT side, Vega Squadron kept themselves in the game thanks to three quick kills from Dmitriy "jR" Chervak in the pistol round. The Russian team then picked up both anti-ecos to keep their hopes of a comeback alive, but such dreams would soon be crushed as Cloud9 took control of the game after buying up, winning two rounds in a row to assure themselves of a place in the knockout stages of the Major.
|Vega Squadron||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Pavel 'hutji' Lashkovhutji||12 - 17||-5||62.0||0.78|
|Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishinkeshandr||11 - 16||-5||49.5||0.71|
|Dmitriy 'jR' ChervakjR||11 - 18||-7||65.9||0.70|
|Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir||9 - 18||-9||53.8||0.51|
|Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper||4 - 17||-13||53.4||0.49|
|Cloud9||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K||22 - 10||+12||110.0||1.75|
|William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH||19 - 8||+11||87.2||1.50|
|Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic||16 - 10||+6||89.3||1.35|
|Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik||15 - 7||+8||70.7||1.34|
|Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle||13 - 12||+1||89.2||1.29|
|Quantum Bellator Fire||SK|