Cloud9 secured a fairly comfortable win over SK, winning the upper-bracket final series 2-0 (Overpass 16-9, Inferno 16-9).
Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo kicked off Overpass, SK's map pick, with a double Glock kill coming into B, which was converted into a pistol round win by his team easily. The Brazilians took a 3-0 T-side lead, but Cloud9 started bringing it back on the gun rounds, tieing it at 3-3 as Jake "Stewie2K" Yip and Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham sandwiched SK on banana, securing three fast kills.
SK struggled to afford proper buys for a while, their first full buy was shut down by Timothy "autimatic" Ta who sniped down three in the short area (5-3). SK won their first buy round by getting picks all over the map, and added to it as Epitacio "TACO" de Melo secured four kills on the B site all by himself.
The score was 6-6 before Cloud9 managed to get back into their groove, shutting down SK's slow Terrorist side to win the half 9-6. SK won the second pistol round as well, bringing the score to 9-8, but Tarik "tarik" Celik opened up on Fernando "fer" Alvarenga in the first buy round and Cloud9 started rolling on the Terrorist side.
At 14-8, tarik once again took down fer who was trying to pull off an aggressive move at the fountain area, added a kill on Ricardo "boltz" Prass as well, but FalleN brought the round back into their favor by killing two Cloud9 members in connector with some shotgun-style AWPing. Cloud9wase still able to clutch out that round in a 2v3, and close out the game shortly with a 16-9 scoreline.
The Brazilians brought it back to 4-3, but Cloud9's slow rounds proved hard to deal with for them, and with William "RUSH" Wierzba being on point, they advanced their lead to 8-3. After that, SK shut down Cloud9's executes in back-to-back rounds, both on A and B (8-5).
The first half finished with American team having a 9-6 lead, and they extended it with a retake of B in the pistol round. RUSH barely bailed out Cloud9 in the following round, as SK got dangerously close to winning a full-eco, but his team recovered after and got to a 13-6 lead.
SK broke the A hold and then destroyed the three-man B control attempt from Cloud9, winning back-to-back rounds (13-7). Round were traded back and forth at that point, but tarik's quad-kill on the mid hold got Cloud9 to 15 rounds, and they closed it out immediately, making it 16-9 and 2-0 for the series.
K - D
Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN
36 - 32
Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO
29 - 38
Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera
31 - 37
Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer
30 - 37
Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz
24 - 39