eUnited stun Cloud9 to qualify for IEM Chicago 2018

martiicsgo
August 26th, 2018 10:56

eUnited have secured passage to IEM Chicago 2018 after defeating Cloud9, who had a map advantage coming from the upper bracket, 3-2 (16-13 on Mirage, 16-6 on Overpass, 13-16 on Cache, and 22-19 on Train).

The best-of-five grand final kicked off on Mirage, Cloud9's map pick, which saw Maikil "Golden" Selim and co. jump out to a 5-0 start on the Terrorist side. eUnited then finally got on the board in the sixth round, thanks to Skyler "Relyks" Weaver securing a 2v1 with an AWP, which inspired his team to go on a great run and even the score at 5-5. Cloud9 would not let the half slip away, however, and picked up the pace to secure a 9-6 lead.

The second half saw Relyks and his men get out to a clean 3-0 start on their T side before a triple-kill from Golden gave Cloud9 their first in the second half. The two sides once again traded rounds, but this time around eUnited's aggression allowed them to rack up five straight to hit map point. Cloud9 sill tried to respond, but, in the end,eUnited would secure the 16-13 map victory to even the series 1-1.

moose and co. will travel to the windy city in November

The series then moved on to Overpass. Cloud9 got the lead after Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham tapped down three with the USP-S, but eUnited swiftly charged back, evening the score before picking up two more (3-1). Cloud9 immediately brought the deficit to a minimum, but there was no follow-up on their part, with Michael "dapr" Gulino and go. going on to claim nine of the last ten rounds of the half for a commanding 12-3 lead.

Cloud9 contested in the second half by securing the pistol round, but they could not build on that, with eUnited managing to lock down the map at 16-6.

The fourth map of the series landed on Cache, where eUnited jumped out to a clean 4-0 start. The rest of the half was highly-contested, with dapr and co. eventually securing a narrow 8-7 lead. Cloud9 came out in the second half with fire in their bellies, dropping just one of the first eight rounds for a 14-9 lead. eUnited responded with a stern defense to contest the game, winning four of the next five rounds, but in the end, Cloud9 sealed a 16-13 map victory to keep their hopes alive and force the decider.

Golden's Cloud9 will miss IEM Chicago

The decider came down to Train. eUnited got off to a flying start on their T side, claiming five in a row, but Cloud9 tightened up their defence in the remainder of the half and managed to go to the break down by just one round.

dapr and co. got off to a great start as CTs, winning four of the first five rounds, but Cloud9 were in control of the economy for the rest of the half and managed to hit match point at 15-14 after shutting down any chances of their opponents stringing rounds together. With no margin for error, eUnited fought back to force the equaliser, and, after a first overtime that could not determine a winner, they managed to prevail in the second OT, securing the 3-2 series victory and earning a spot a the prestigious IEM competition.

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 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 96 - 77 +19 82.4 1.20
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 85 - 78 +7 79.0 1.08
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 84 - 84 0 79.3 1.03
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 79 - 88 -9 75.8 0.99
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 69 - 90 -21 60.2 0.87
 eUnited K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Michael 'dapr' Gulinodapr 92 - 85 +7 82.5 1.15
United States Skyler 'Relyks' WeaverRelyks 86 - 77 +9 80.1 1.12
United States Brandon 'Ace' WinnAce 87 - 81 +6 70.9 1.07
United States Will 'dazzLe' LoafmandazzLe 81 - 90 -9 75.9 1.02
Canada Kaleb 'moose' Jaynemoose 71 - 80 -9 68.4 0.93

IEM Chicago will run from November 6-11 at the Wintrust Arena, with $250,000 on the line. With two slots in this 16-team tournament still undetermined, the list of participants currently looks as follows:

United States Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
376
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
645
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
439
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1030
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
#2
Lekr0 | 
Hong Kong Road2Mars 
GGWP4cloud9
2018-08-26 10:58
Why tf did they have to steal that major from faze they didnt even deserved it
2018-08-26 11:01
expected from 0iq brazillian
2018-08-26 11:02
#40
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India swast1k36 
They deserved it then XD
2018-08-26 11:06
Lol no only the best teams deserve one they definitely not
2018-08-26 11:07
#44
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India swast1k36 
Only if FaZe didn't choke, I too wanted to see Olof say "Zeus I love you" :(((
2018-08-26 11:08
Unlucko
2018-08-26 11:33
#103
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
They were the best team at the tournament, they won it so its deserved Maybe read up about what “deserved” means
2018-08-26 13:58
Stfu c9 fangirl
2018-08-26 14:00
#108
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
Actually im a faze fan, but nt
2018-08-26 14:01
No you are keoz fan so 0/8
2018-08-26 14:05
#112
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
Name checks out
2018-08-26 14:07
My mission here is done
2018-08-26 14:08
12 yo spotted
2018-08-26 20:09
Im 11 nt
2018-08-26 20:13
My mission here is done
2018-08-26 20:40
10 yo spotted
2018-08-26 20:41
Im 9 nt
2018-08-26 22:00
My mission here is done
2018-08-26 22:03
guess what they bested the best teams, its not a fluke when you play and beat the best teams in the world, but c9 fucked up hard after that so gg eunited props to them
2018-08-26 23:55
Sugi pula
2018-08-27 00:14
#48
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Chile StfanoLELE 
At that time they deserved it They won against astralis, g2, sk, mouse... Something that most of people don't remember is that just before the major they were playing amazing
2018-08-26 11:10
#67
swag | 
China braxton6 
+1
2018-08-26 11:38
#88
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
Sk and G2 legit Astralis was shit back then
2018-08-26 12:34
#106
SPUNJ | 
Australia nazzle 
i love how these days astralis is amazing and G2 and SK are shit
2018-08-26 14:01
Sk are so bad that they dont even have a team lmao
2018-08-26 14:09
#168
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United States Shadow272 
Sk with a stand in
2018-08-27 03:39
#116
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Israel unsolid 
nt prodka
2018-08-26 14:10
#163
f0rest | 
Portugal reNyX 
They had different players back then soooooo this team wasn't the team that won the major!! why are u saying they won the major and they don't deserve it? :thinking:
2018-08-27 00:07
Nt europoor
2018-08-27 02:21
#169
f0rest | 
Portugal reNyX 
Lul 🐒 brain
2018-08-27 04:13
#171
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India Tayai 
They didn't steal it, they won it fair and square. Remember how well they played in that major? Did you even watch that match? If you did you won't be saying this shit.
2018-08-27 09:20
#38
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India swast1k36 
You misspelled Clown9
2018-08-26 11:06
xd
2018-08-26 11:08
lmao wtf
2018-08-26 11:22
Hope TBA qualifer was last invite for NiP
2018-08-26 12:35
Will be Swedish qualifier
2018-08-26 13:45
Rip c9
2018-08-26 10:57
Expected
2018-08-26 10:57
Understood
2018-08-26 10:57
Cloud9 in 2018 LUL
2018-08-26 10:57
#19
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
More accurately: Cloud9 after Katowice 2018 OMEGALUL
2018-08-26 10:59
#56
juul | 
United States LeFronk 
That was the best event for NA Liquid in semis c9 in quarters rip more then 1 good NA teams
2018-08-26 11:20
1 Semi + 1 Quarter > Major win???
2018-08-26 12:12
#89
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
yes
2018-08-26 12:35
#111
juul | 
United States LeFronk 
I didn’t say that with 2 NA teams in the playoffs in a very long time things were looking up but that didn’t turn out so well for clown9 Liquid looking amazing tho
2018-08-26 14:07
You saying that it was the best tournament implies that it was a better major for NA than rhe major was. Besides this at cs_summit C9 and Liquid were 1st and 2nd.
2018-08-26 14:13
#148
juul | 
United States LeFronk 
Well I’m not gonna include the major everyone already knows and cs_summit is barely a real tournament
2018-08-26 20:31
Nooo you beat me
2018-08-26 10:57
#8
rain | 
Greenland r4n0_ky5 
Clown9
2018-08-26 10:58
#9
Kjaerbye | 
United Kingdom h4mm 
Looollll fluke major
2018-08-26 10:58
their flukes and retards now, but the major wasn't a fluke lol faze just fucked up hard, so did sk,and g2
2018-08-26 23:59
#10
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Europe CZADCS 
EZ4 TIER 1 TEAM NIP
2018-08-26 10:58
#11
Jame | 
Israel altandi 
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2018-08-26 10:58
#13
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Germany Sabba1 
Major winners btw
2018-08-26 10:58
two players left btw
2018-08-26 12:01
[deleted]
2018-08-26 12:26
[deleted]
2018-08-26 19:15
LUL
2018-08-26 10:58
I feel bad for Autimatic.
2018-08-26 10:58
#17
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Belgium jorneiro 
should've gotten scream for styko
2018-08-26 10:58
#23
Petra | 
Netherlands taorus 
styko did his job mate.. There is no teamplay there
2018-08-26 10:59
#125
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Hungary StraYzie 
Anyone > ScreaM
2018-08-26 16:44
#20
Petra | 
Netherlands taorus 
Styko 2. most kills hahahha
2018-08-26 10:59
HHAHAHAHAA NA NA CS LUL
2018-08-26 10:59
MAJOR CHAMPIONS BTW
2018-08-26 10:59
#93
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Bulgaria PiNKO16 
Major champion line up: Skadoodle Tarik Rush Stewie2k Automatic Current line up: Skadoodle Golden Rush Styko Automatic Can you see the difference ?!? Dumbass
2018-08-26 12:57
#24
ceh9 | 
Kyrgyzstan NeaRipS 
Styko >Asian boi Lol BTW Kyrgyz CS:GO is a joke
2018-08-26 10:59
#59
juul | 
United States LeFronk 
Nt Tajik fake flagger
2018-08-26 11:22
#126
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Hungary StraYzie 
ez for pachanga and SNk
2018-08-26 16:45
#25
STYKO | 
Canada kyzradaM 
How
2018-08-26 10:59
#26
lynxi | 
Sweden lyNxiiii 
ez
2018-08-26 11:00
Sad
2018-08-26 11:00
lmao this game is a joke
2018-08-26 11:01
hahah bot 9 edit : RUSH sucks and c9 pls back to na lineup
2018-08-26 11:04
Rush is a support, he's not supposed to frag dumbass
2018-08-26 19:07
#139
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United States Jammin800k 
RUSH is an entry fragger and that doesnt excuse his play on CT side
2018-08-26 19:12
+1
2018-08-26 21:36
retard alert
2018-08-26 21:36
Lol. No IEM for rigged major winners.
2018-08-26 11:02
MAJOR WINNERS BTW
2018-08-26 11:03
"Stun" btw haHAA
2018-08-26 11:04
has golden enabled ska????
2018-08-26 11:04
1 map advantage in a bo5 and you still lose it 3-1 in maps played? lol. This is disband territory now.
2018-08-26 11:05
expected
2018-08-26 11:05
r i p
2018-08-26 11:06
#45
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Brazil verybaitguy1 
im sad for c9
2018-08-26 11:09
#47
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Europe Spoonman20 
Replacing tarik with styko. -_-
2018-08-26 11:10
#57
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Switzerland Odesza 
Tarik wanted to leave wdym replacing?
2018-08-26 11:21
#49
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Turkey Payynnkilla 
sad sad sad .....
2018-08-26 11:11
Major winners btw
2018-08-26 11:12
M A J O R W I N N E R S
2018-08-26 11:13
Ahahaha.
2018-08-26 11:14
man I hate bo5 with a map advantage eUnited could have lost that last map and get the spot stolen from them even though they won first 2 maps.
2018-08-26 11:17
#62
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United States oField 
Probably should’nt of lost in the winners bracket. How fair would it be if Cloud9 lost and were eliminated, when all the other teams got a second chance? They’re lucky they don’t have to win 2 Bo3s.
2018-08-26 11:29
#54
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Bulgaria TryGam3s 
Dead c9
2018-08-26 11:20
bo5 with a map advantage rofl didnt know that was still a thing
2018-08-26 11:20
rip
2018-08-26 11:21
disband please.
2018-08-26 11:31
#64
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Europe ItsAvenn 
:( rly..
2018-08-26 11:32
#66
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New Zealand InfamousScrub 
Sad that tarik and stew just left ska, auti and rush out to dry
2018-08-26 11:34
#68
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Brazil skyreach 
OMEGALUL
2018-08-26 11:40
#69
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
nice major champion
2018-08-26 11:40
oof
2018-08-26 11:41
#71
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Malaysia byaIi 
its over
2018-08-26 11:42
#72
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Germany xoutblaze 
CLOWN 9
2018-08-26 11:45
Rip9
2018-08-26 11:47
rip
2018-08-26 11:55
#75
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Korea XigNw0w 
Oh, what?!
2018-08-26 11:55
#77
SuNFiX | 
Moldova pmr_boy 
LUL
2018-08-26 12:01
#79
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Brazil ThiagoBuccos 
Clown9 lmao
2018-08-26 12:04
THE MOOSE IS LOOSE
2018-08-26 12:11
#82
JD | 
Poland b7ack0ut 
OMEGALUL
2018-08-26 12:13
#83
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Japan Ame_Aoi 
2 IGL in a team, like what we saw, that's the result.
2018-08-26 12:16
#85
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
BO5 with a default map advantage, still lose. Clown9 is back boys.
2018-08-26 12:22
#86
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United Kingdom cowbunga 
CLOUD9 TOP1 NA BTW
2018-08-26 12:25
Happy for EU and Ace. deserved!
2018-08-26 12:29
pathetic to lose even with a default 1-0. styko seems to be fragging always when others cant, just like esl belo horizonte grand finals with mouz. maybe he feels so comfortable for once not being the bot fragger
2018-08-26 12:49
#174
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Finland corde 
SK4LIFEYO?
2018-08-28 11:12
That's because Shroud wasn't playing.
2018-08-26 12:54
#94
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Sweden Maddafakka 
Hahaha c9 is such a fucking joke xD
2018-08-26 13:10
#95
HPR | 
Australia imLi0N 
pretty harsh to use that pic of golden tbh
2018-08-26 13:18
STYKO DID NOTHING WRONG
2018-08-26 13:25
#97
tarik | 
United States sann1yx 
Hahaha c9 is such a fucking joke xD
2018-08-26 13:26
Cloud9 is the new Gambit
2018-08-26 13:33
ROFL HAHAHAHA
2018-08-26 13:35
#101
byali | 
Japan KasPro 
Only byali can save this team
2018-08-26 13:48
#102
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Brazil Capi___ 
C'mon :(
2018-08-26 13:53
#104
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Other mikecool 
eunited always had potential and with c9's recent roster changes, this sort of thing was bound to happen
2018-08-26 13:58
#107
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United States Contii 
Stun??? LUL
2018-08-26 14:01
Teams must be more willing to drop out of qualifiers to settle a new lineup. Losing - and taking the associated flak, is more problematic in the long run.
2018-08-26 14:06
+1 Makes them look unprofessional at the very least.
2018-08-26 18:57
#138
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United States Jammin800k 
Why would they drop out of this qualifier to practice with a lineup that in 2 months isnt going to be the same
2018-08-26 19:11
skadoodle deserve better team
2018-08-26 14:09
JSauheasyehaeyhaa LOL
2018-08-26 14:57
HAHAHAHA losing bo5 with 1 map advantage and skadoodle topfragging
2018-08-26 14:14
C9 losing qualifiers now OMEGALUL
2018-08-26 14:40
Actually its 3-1 for eUnited , clown9 won only cache vs tier3 NA team LUL, just disband these clown9, virtus throw, gamb0ts, its shame
2018-08-26 15:00
Free skadoodle
2018-08-26 15:07
jesus christ.
2018-08-26 16:09
RUSH needed to step it up... Well, I guess there's always "next time" for Cloud9. RUSH is usually better than he performed during this qualifier, so I hope he can pick it up again.
2018-08-26 16:46
"stunned" nice b8
2018-08-26 16:46
#129
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United States BRONCOtv 
You love to see it.
2018-08-26 17:09
#130
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Brazil EWRO 
STYKO WAS THE PROBLEM 4HEAD
2018-08-26 17:12
#131
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Spain akproxx 
Lmao
2018-08-26 17:17
hmmmm, it's almost like they need to start signing some if their old players
2018-08-26 17:18
#133
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Indonesia Lya 
Welcome to tier 3 cloud 9
2018-08-26 17:18
#134
JZFB | 
France Dofo 
That's such a big yikes for Cloud9
2018-08-26 17:29
ez
2018-08-26 17:35
:D
2018-08-26 19:16
MAJOR WINNERS OMEGALUL
2018-08-26 19:18
They need scream and kio
2018-08-26 20:12
Styko and Ska finally showed up that match. What about everyone else?
2018-08-26 20:20
it's tilting
2018-08-26 23:31
...wtf
2018-08-26 20:36
Disband material lul
2018-08-26 22:20
#157
tarik | 
Finland reissi 
+n0thing Tbh they are running out of options.
2018-08-26 22:59
LETS FUCKING GO
2018-08-26 23:27
#162
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World word_exe 
Actually expected. GG WP
2018-08-27 00:00
around 7 months ago NA Fans: C9 ERA LETS GO BABY 8/26/18: eUnited stun Cloud9 to qualify for IEM Chicago 2018
2018-08-27 01:20
Welp i told you so
2018-08-27 02:47
#170
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Italy Porno_Boy 
Clown9 best NA Team OMEGALULXD
2018-08-27 07:26
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