Cloud9, SK win first games in Kiev
SK and Cloud9 have won their first best-of-three matches against MVP PK and Heroic, respectively, in the Swiss stage at StarSeries i-League Season 4.
The game between Cloud9 and Heroic kicked off on Overpass where the North Americans were on the CT-side in the first half. Cloud9 picked up the first four rounds and Jakob "JUGi" Hansens 1vs2 clutch in the fifth round put Heroic on the board (4-1).
Jake "Stewie2K" Yip & company had an indomitable defense and secured ten rounds in a row to lead 14-1 at halftime. Cloud9 planted the bomb in the second half pistol round after Tarik "tarik" Celiks opening kill and had a successful post-plant to make it 15-1. They closed it out immediately, winning the first map 16-1.
The second map was Inferno where Heroic were on the T-side to start things off. tarik got a double kill in a 2vs3 post-plant in the pistol round to make it 1-0 for Cloud9. After avoiding an anti-force loss in the second round by winning a 3vs5, Cloud9 fell to Andreas "MODDII" Fridhs Deagle kills as Heroic trailed 2-1.
Cloud9 led the game 7-2 and in control until JUGi clutched a 1vs4 to give Heroic their third round. The Danes got three more rounds in the half and trailed 9-6 at halftime. Heroic got the first two rounds in the second half but they lost a 5vs3 and couldnt tie up the game (10-8).
Then, William "RUSH" Wierzba clutched a 1vs4 to make it 11-8 but Heroic got six CT-side rounds in a row to lead 14-11. Cloud9 came back to win five rounds and secured the map victory with a 16-14 final scoreline. They won the series 2-0.
|Cloud9||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle||44 - 28||+16||94.2||1.49|
|Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic||41 - 24||+17||93.0||1.42|
|William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH||37 - 24||+13||74.7||1.19|
|Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K||34 - 29||+5||86.1||1.17|
|Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik||30 - 30||0||67.6||0.94|
|Heroic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi||33 - 34||-1||62.6||1.09|
|Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII||31 - 39||-8||84.4||0.95|
|Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko||28 - 38||-10||73.9||0.89|
|Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi||30 - 38||-8||65.2||0.89|
|Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO||12 - 37||-25||31.5||0.50|
In the other best-of-three game, SK took on MVP PK. On Inferno, the T-sided Brazilians won a 2vs3 and went on to make it 4-0 with anti-eco and first weapon round victories. The Korean squad managed to stop SK in three rounds to trail 5-3 but Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's team took off and got to ten rounds before halftime (10-5).
SK continued their good performance on the CT-side and won the pistol round with Fernando "fer" Alvarenga's double kill. fer got at least two kills in each of the following three rounds as SK made it 14-5. Epitacio "TACO" de Melo & co. closed out the first map with a 16-5 final scoreline.
Cobblestone kicked off with MVP PK over on the T-side. Min-Seok "zeff" Park got an entry kill to pave the way for a pistol round victory. After making it 3-0, the Koreans lost the first weapon round but responded in the fifth round to lead 4-1. With the momentum, MVP PK were able to extend their lead to 9-3 but SK got the last three rounds of the half to make it 9-6.
Ricardo "boltz" Prass picked up a marvelous quad kill in the second half pistol round and Marcelo "coldzera" David topped it off with his own quad kill in the following anti-eco round. Although MVP PK won the first weapon round and led 10-9, that would be the last round they win. SK grabbed seven rounds in a row to win the second map 16-10, and series 2-0, to go 1-0 in Kiev, Ukraine.
K - D
Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer
47 - 26
Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera
40 - 24
Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz
38 - 27
Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN
25 - 19
Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO
28 - 30