Cloud9 top Heroic 2-0 in Los Angeles
Cloud9 breezed past Heroic (16-4 on Inferno, 16-10 on Mirage) to claim their first cs_summit win.
The last match of the day started on Heroic’s map pick, Inferno, where Andreas "MODDII" Fridh best Jake "Stewie2K" Yip in a 1v1 to take the pistol round. Heroic’s buy in the second round was interrupted by Tarik "tarik" Celik and William "RUSH" Wierzba's aggressive push through A-site apartments, forcing Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer to save. Cloud9 continued their aggressive approach to stamp two on the board before Heroic cut the deficit by two.
Cloud9’s economy was still stout to allow Stewie2K on the awp, who sniped down three lower-B to disrupt Heroic’s execute. Stewie2K’s shutdown created a string of rounds where the North Americans stamped their lead with four straight. Although Heroic once again came out on top in their buy-round, thanks to Jakob "JUGi" Hansen with the opening kill against Stewie2K’s boost on banana, which allowed Heroic to plant B and forced Cloud9 to save.
Hesitation in mid caused Heroic to slip in the following round, however, the Danish team responded with a force buy win but Cloud9 would pick up the last two for the commanding 11-4 half. Cloud9 started the second half with a quick plant on the A-site as Timothy "autimatic" Ta cleaned the second pistol with a triple. From there, the North Americans aggression on the defense was too much to handle for the Danish team as Cloud9 swept the second half to secure the series lead.
The series shifted over to Cloud9’s map pick, Mirage, where Heroic once again won the opening pistol with a smooth retake on A. This time around Heroic were able to establish a 3-0 lead on their pistol round win, but a Cloud9 half-buy in the following round allowed the North Americans to win five straight.
Heroic were finally able to get their wits together by shutting down the Cloud9 mid control, thanks to JUGi sniping a double to secure the win. Cloud9 tried for a more passive approach on the B-bombsite but were immediately shut down by Patrick "es3tag" Hansen using the smoke to pick up four. Cloud9 tried to get back in the remainder of the half but their force buys were stopped for a 9-6 Heroic half.
The second half started smooth for Cloud9, who showed a great abundance of patience on the defense to win four straight. Heroic finally got on the board with a force buy that was ultimately won by JUGi’s 1v2 no-scope. Unfortunately, Hansen’s efforts were crushed by Cloud9, who would take the remainder of the half for a 16-10 win, securing their spot in the tournament’s upper bracket semi-final.
K - D
William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH
43 - 26
Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle
39 - 19
Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K
37 - 29
Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic
36 - 26
Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik
26 - 27