Cloud9 eliminate Winstrike from the Major

LucasAM
September 14th, 2018 15:28

Cloud9 survive a Winstrike come back in a match that went to overtime and win 19-16 on Inferno to stay alive in London.

An aggressive play down middle on the CT side of Inferno by Timothy "autimatic" Ta gave Cloud9 the first two frags of the match, which Martin "STYKO" Styk then followed up with a double of his own to take the first pistol round of the match. After losing the pistol buy in a round that took Cloud9 to the limit, Winstrike were able to get on the board with a forcebuy on A that Maikil "Golden" Selim & co. failed to read as they only had two players on A site that got quickly overrun. With a proper buy, Cloud9 were able to reset Winstrike for a 4-1 lead, following it up with a great read and stopping the Russian team’s B push to force them back on an eco.

Up 6-1, Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham was able to clutch a 1vs2 in a three-kill round on an afterplant on A to keep his team’s roll going. Up 8-1, Skadoodle once again made a big play, singlehandedly stopping three Winstrike players from making it on site to further increase his team’s lead. It was finally on the 13th round that Winstrike were able to get a second on the board, following it up with a clean take of the B site. Cloud9 took the last round to make it 12-3 at the half.

Cloud9 stay alive in London after defeating Winstrike

The second pistol round saw the American-European team make their way up mid and jump into the A site to plant the bomb in a 1vs4. Having won the round it seemed Cloud9 sealed the fate of Winstrike, but a strong defense on B after an opening frag by Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov with the CZ saw C9’s attack crumble. After Winstrike made it to 6 rounds the first gun round of the second half kicked off with a slow round that ended in Cloud9 planting on A in a 2vs1 which they were able to win to make it 14-6 as Savelii "jmqa" Bragin ran out of time to defuse despite getting the two frags.

A crucial round came with Winstrike having to play with one M4, a shotgun, and three pistols, that the Russian-Lithuanian team was able to win as Aurimas "Kvik" Kvakšys and Boombl4 came out big with CZ doubles. Slowly but surely Winstrike got their momentum going, making it to double digits while not allowing Cloud9 to hit match point, 10-14. Showing superiority on the CT side, Winstrike made it to within two, and further making it worst for Cloud9 as they stopped a B split to make it a one-round match, 13-14. Playing against an eco, they then tied it up, 14-14, bringing the match down to the line. Double openers from William "RUSH" Wierzba on A then swayed the balance on his team's favor going into the last round. Two well-timed frags by Gregory "balblna" Oleinick from Apartments and Boiler then helped his team force overtime, making it 15-15.

Cloud9 then opened the extra innings winning the first round, still on the attacking side, and followed it up with an A execute to leave Winstrike's economy in shambles. Having swept the side, Cloud9 jumped into the CT side with three match points. On their way to winning the match, balblna clutched a 1vs3 in a four-kill round for him to keep it alive. With a wallbang kill on STYKO, Winstrike hit B with a 5vs4 advantage but Cloud9 were able to bring it to 3vs3 and win the retake to close it out 19-16.

Matchpage
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14th September 2018
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Inferno
19
 Winstrike K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Lithuania Aurimas 'Kvik' KvakšysKvik 30 - 24 +6 87.1 1.21
Russia Savelii 'jmqa' Braginjmqa 27 - 25 +2 78.3 1.19
Russia Nikita 'waterfaLLZ' MatveyevwaterfaLLZ 25 - 25 0 66.0 1.05
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 23 - 25 -2 79.6 1.05
Russia Gregory 'balblna' Oleinickbalblna 14 - 26 -12 62.4 0.85
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 29 - 20 +9 72.8 1.17
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 32 - 27 +5 93.4 1.13
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 19 - 20 -1 79.6 1.07
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 25 - 26 -1 76.5 1.05
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 20 - 26 -6 65.0 0.97

The standings after the first team is eliminated from the New Legends stage are:

The New Legends stage
0W - 2L
0W - 3L
Russia Savelii 'jmqa' Bragin
Savelii 'jmqa' Bragin
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
844
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
379
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
989
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.11
Russia Gregory 'balblna' Oleinick
Gregory 'balblna' Oleinick
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
532
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
395
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
862
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Lithuania Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
512
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
835
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
811
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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Poland sthEn 
So happy for Skadaddy, the kindest and most humble CSGO player of all time.
2018-09-14 15:31
#9
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Canada Dumbest 
Thank God
2018-09-14 15:29
#19
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Portugal phvm 
Let golden go pls
2018-09-14 15:30
#26
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Portugal phvm 
-golden +nitro/elige Nitro can be ig
2018-09-14 15:31
#38
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Austria shaakeh 
OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH
2018-09-14 15:31
#58
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Europe traqqi 
why would either of those people go to the dumpster fire that is c9 right now when they have a strong 5 man lineup lmaooo
2018-09-14 15:34
#60
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Portugal phvm 
C9 has the money, liquid, dont
2018-09-14 15:34
#66
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Europe traqqi 
they have zero reason to sell their players and the player have zero reason to leave are you dumb?
2018-09-14 15:36
Liquid is rich af, don’t know what your saying
2018-09-14 15:37
liquid no money? nice joke lol . probably they have more than c9 .
2018-09-14 15:40
liquid won the dota 2 international and thats 3x more than csgo majors
2018-09-14 15:48
#108
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Turkey tulpar 
3x wtf? you mean 25x more
2018-09-14 15:52
Doesn't matter, all of/majority of the prizepool goes to the players
2018-09-14 16:32
#63
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Portugal phvm 
They can buy them out
2018-09-14 15:35
#80
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Vietnam BakaJ97 
go buy s1mple and flamie with 1.2 mil $
2018-09-14 15:40
#68
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Finland Vkims 
Ofc every NA player want to represent biggest NA org
2018-09-14 15:37
#76
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Europe traqqi 
theyre kinda obviously not the biggest anymore
2018-09-14 15:39
#85
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Finland Vkims 
They are the defending major champion so obviously they are bigger
2018-09-14 15:41
#94
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Europe traqqi 
are gambit the biggest cis team? omegalul c9 lost their two best players soon after and liquid have been consistently better for months and months unless cloud9 paid a huge amount for the ENTIRE team, theyre not gonna get a single person out of that lineup.
2018-09-14 15:44
#95
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Finland Vkims 
Ofc liquid has better team and obviousöy liquid will stay together but as a org C9 is bigger than liquid
2018-09-14 15:46
#102
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Europe traqqi 
if you really think they would just move because c9 is a well known name you must be dumb, especially when liquid is easily just as huge an organisation and has great resources for the players.
2018-09-14 15:50
#110
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Finland Vkims 
Everything can change. Fallen-cold-fer have changed their org many times
2018-09-14 15:53
#113
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Europe traqqi 
they were in tiny brazilian orgs before moving to sk, a bigger org, and then a much bigger org under immortals under the mibr name. as i just said, no reason to move.
2018-09-14 15:55
Or Stanislaw
2018-09-14 15:38
#89
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Finland Vkims 
Stanislaw is so underrated in NA scene. I think he is currently best IGL in na in terms if igling
2018-09-14 15:43
He's legit carrying Col
2018-09-14 15:43
#98
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Finland Vkims 
Yeah, I were surprised when liquid decided to kick him. Ofc now it seems to be good since they got taco but they before taco they had steel and it was very weird
2018-09-14 15:48
I'm not sure why they had steel on their roster in the first place, the only reason they got rid of Stanislaw is be because of internal conflict with some of the older roster
2018-09-14 15:50
#105
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Finland Vkims 
I think only reason why they took steel was because he was best available(becauseof drama with immortals roster) but still very weird move
2018-09-14 15:52
Should've chosen murderer kng xD
2018-09-14 15:58
#114
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Europe traqqi 
stan wasnt even igl'ing anymore near the end of his liquid run, and underperforming. makes perfect sense to kick.
2018-09-14 15:57
#51
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Poland TOOMUCH6969 
who?
2018-09-14 15:32
#104
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Portugal lets15 
Memestrike?
2018-09-14 15:51
#10
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France dAdji 
Good luck to Winstrike! They proved that they need more time to compete versus t1 teams. Hopefully they will become better.
2018-09-14 15:30
#45
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Poland Kain_aj 
lmao they wont Bro it was a fluke they are commonly losing to tier30 teams on shitty online games
2018-09-14 15:31
#52
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Brazil d1rk 
C9 is a tier 1? what?
2018-09-14 15:32
#120
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France dAdji 
No.
2018-09-14 16:06
#36
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Europe SESH_Joi 
Especially when he was throwing with IBP
2018-09-14 15:31
#56
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Poland sthEn 
Except he wasn't.
2018-09-14 15:33
He obviously was...
2018-09-14 15:38
#90
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Europe SESH_Joi 
He was, just didnt get his skins thats why he is noit banned
2018-09-14 15:43
he was idiot
2018-09-14 16:40
#44
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Sweden Unluko 
+1
2018-09-14 15:31
#2
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Russia notBaitzera_SK 
CLOWN9 xaxaxaxaxa NA LUL
2018-09-14 15:29
#88
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Indonesia Astranesia 
+1 LMAOOOO OVERTIME VS JOKESTRIKE HAHAHAHAHHA
2018-09-14 15:43
Not first luuuuuul
2018-09-14 16:08
who cares? LUL xaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-09-14 18:47
w sadf :(
2018-09-14 15:29
gg
2018-09-14 15:29
lmaoooo both teams should have to play the minors. a legit shitshow. Really unfortunate that either Faze or Mouse will play Tier 4501251925 league.
2018-09-14 15:29
+1 LUL xaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-09-14 15:29
#49
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Sweden Unluko 
FaZe OMEGALUL
2018-09-14 15:31
Cloud9 are a joke, so close to getting them right as my 0-3 pick, even vs. Winstrike...
2018-09-14 15:39
#132
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United States ___ 
i cant understand why anybody wouldn't 0 - 3 winstrike
2018-09-14 16:40
How many people do you think had them 0-3 at the last major? In both stages probably. Been doing pick 'ems long enough to know you don't pick the obvious choices! Plus C9 are legit trash.
2018-09-14 17:00
#135
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United States ___ 
c9 is a combination of t1 players with no roles, structure, or setup and without their best players winstrike is a t5 team take your pick. t1 puggers > t5 team
2018-09-14 17:02
Tier 1 players... don't make me laugh. Team play trumps individual skill anyway, that's why you have col and BIG at 2-0 with FaZe and mouz at 0-2.
2018-09-14 17:16
#138
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United States ___ 
no you have mouz at 0:2 because they got shit draws throughout rush and auti are t1 players, styko and golden are the shitters from their previous t1 teams
2018-09-14 17:35
rush, auti and ska are "tier 1" players in the sense that they can justifiably be on a tier 1 team. However they are not enough in and of themselves to make a tier 1 team as is evidenced by their shit performance, almost losing to fucking Winstrike. C9 got lucky drawing Winstrike in the 0-2 game and still only just pulled off a win. So I was very justified in picking them as 0-3, against mouz or FaZe they would have got stomped back to the minor where they belong.
2018-09-14 18:01
#143
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United States ___ 
u chose the second worst team and got unlucky that worst vs 2nd worst game happened. the best choice would have been to choose the worst team
2018-09-14 18:20
Go back and actually read my first reply to you...
2018-09-14 20:01
#147
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United States ___ 
ofc obvious picks dont always work but theyre the most likely to work, take a math class pls
2018-09-14 20:03
Too bad Faze is 0-2 awww
2018-09-14 15:41
They both went 0-2 and put themselves there.
2018-09-14 16:06
nice
2018-09-14 15:29
#7
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Slovakia Rhanus 
gg
2018-09-14 15:29
Clowd9 underwhelms. They narrowly won against a tier 3 team. That's a disgrace.
2018-09-14 15:29
They are a tier 3 team feelsbadman
2018-09-14 16:09
gg
2018-09-14 15:29
#13
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Romania sebidafoxy 
noooooooooooo winstrikeeeeee :(
2018-09-14 15:29
#119
shox | 
Slovakia TreeMan 
Did you really expect anything else lmao!
2018-09-14 16:04
#14
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United Kingdom Finnick519 
They need to work on their t side, too close But I hope they come back from 0-2 like last major
2018-09-14 15:29
It wont happen.
2018-09-14 15:30
#31
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United Kingdom Finnick519 
Why not
2018-09-14 15:30
#86
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Australia DrunkChef 
Because C9 are a complete and utter mess and almost lost to a team that last played against a tier 1 team 4-5 months ago
2018-09-14 15:42
#92
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Indonesia Astranesia 
+1
2018-09-14 15:43
#96
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United Kingdom Finnick519 
Well astralis lost to north, who lost to Vega and spirit in the main qualifier But it depends who c9 get matched against, if they play tyloo they can win that then whoever is next Also teams like winstrike can be dangerous because tier 1 teams don't practice for them, that's probably how Vega have done so well
2018-09-14 15:45
#99
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Australia DrunkChef 
Yeh Astralis lost to North and Vega and Spirit but Astralis also have 4 tournament wins. North won a tournament something C9 have forgotten u can do Spirit would honestly of smashed C9 with their current form but had bad luck in the qualifier And Vega almost beat Fnatic. See the difference is that all these teams have had decent results and looked good at one point recently. Cloud 9 havent looked good since the major and they shouldnt of retained their major spot but they did because they got lucky with the draw
2018-09-14 15:48
#107
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United Kingdom Finnick519 
And c9 have only played one other big event with this lineup, they're very new and styko isn't even a permanent player and I hope he never will be
2018-09-14 15:52
Told you C9 would get knocked out 1-3 😂
2018-09-15 19:12
#151
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United Kingdom Finnick519 
Erm no you didn't
2018-09-15 19:15
Wrong thread, i wrote that in another thread that they will go out 1-3, in this thread i wrote ''it wont happen'' to the guy saying c9 will go trough which is essentially the same thing.
2018-09-15 19:18
#153
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United Kingdom Finnick519 
I said I hope they do. Learn to read.
2018-09-15 19:20
#30
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Canada Skadiddle 
Doubt they will unfortunately
2018-09-14 15:30
#35
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United Kingdom Finnick519 
There's always hope
2018-09-14 15:31
Ez 0-3 pick
2018-09-14 15:29
Cloud 9 should disband
2018-09-14 15:29
Congrats Cloud9, well deserved!
2018-09-14 15:29
#18
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Russia zovk 
expected
2018-09-14 15:30
#20
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Germany zeolikk 
All these luckers with their 0-3 pickem and I sit here with complexity 0-3 and mouz, faze going through fk me
2018-09-14 15:30
FaZe going through is never a good pick
2018-09-14 15:31
#42
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Germany zeolikk 
I regret it every time
2018-09-14 15:31
"eliminate" haha
2018-09-14 15:30
#50
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Germany zeolikk 
Absolutely destroyed, not even close
2018-09-14 15:31
#22
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Brazil davidS_ 
Almost lost, hope they can perform well
2018-09-14 15:30
Lame
2018-09-14 15:30
#24
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Guatemala unb11 
Freakshow, expected
2018-09-14 15:30
major champion vs noob:19:16 goodbye cloud9 tomorrow
2018-09-14 15:30
#28
Kvik | 
Lithuania andy_ 
rip
2018-09-14 15:30
worst 2 teams
2018-09-14 15:30
#32
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France cedd 
clown fiesta
2018-09-14 15:30
Annnd c9 is done 😂
2018-09-14 15:31
#37
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Brazil matwoks 
Ez 4 styk
2018-09-14 15:31
poor Kvik #FreeKvik
2018-09-14 15:31
Choke vs choke making the match look like DMG match.
2018-09-14 15:31
#126
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Other Wadufuk 
Worst than dmg
2018-09-14 16:11
Things that aren't there when you need them: -your wallet -your keys -wifi -Stewie and Tarik
2018-09-14 15:31
#46
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Austria grammar_nazi 
lmao
2018-09-14 15:31
Don't forget: -your match point
2018-09-14 17:06
#43
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Austria grammar_nazi 
this was one of the most tilting matches ive seen.
2018-09-14 15:31
#47
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Malaysia byaIi 
same story
2018-09-14 15:31
C9 will be eliminated tomorrow anyway LOOSESTRIKE TEAM OMEGALUL DISBAND FFS
2018-09-14 15:31
Choke9
2018-09-14 15:32
Does anybody know how the tier system works? Like I feel like this is based on people's opinion not basis of fact. Like why don't we refer them by their tournament tier?
2018-09-14 15:32
no system
2018-09-14 15:39
#79
African Union wtbx 
not really based on opinions, t1 is like the top 5 maybe stretching to 10 and so forth, quite easy to determine what tier a team is
2018-09-14 15:40
#55
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Indonesia Cleostar 
thank god, not 0-3. please take out that styko trash. -styko +Stewie2K :)
2018-09-14 15:33
Styko is one of the best players in the team lmao
2018-09-14 15:34
#69
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United States MrDameLeche 
He had one good game yesterday m8 besides that he has been average to bot status what are you talking about
2018-09-14 15:37
Most of the time he is performing better than Ska and Auti... What are you talking about
2018-09-14 15:38
#141
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United States MrDameLeche 
Ska is not that great anymore has 1 good appearance every now and again and you smokin crack if you think he is better than Autimatic he has had the best rating by far for the past 3 months on C9. They probably will just disband tbh everyone except for Autimatic cant play consistently well
2018-09-14 18:06
Stewie won't rejoin C9 ever, he wants a successful team and better teammates
2018-09-14 16:03
RIP Winstrike giving me hope in the end that Cloud9 could go 0 - 3 but rip pickem i guess...
2018-09-14 15:33
Pick em saved
2018-09-14 15:34
Draken was right
2018-09-14 15:34
#64
ropz | 
United States Rxalize 
Last time cloud 9 went down 0-2 something cool happened, time to reapeat just need 2 more wins then off to bracket play
2018-09-14 15:35
#65
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Indonesia Speartuna 
0-3 pick = f*cking saved
2018-09-14 15:36
Winstrike not ready for this Major. Not sure about their future.
2018-09-14 15:36
#71
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Greece her-1g 
cmon c9 even though the team lacks the firepower of stwe and tarik you can do it!!! winstrike didnt deserve to be on this major
2018-09-14 15:37
Didn't deserve? They almost won the game.
2018-09-14 15:54
#121
somebody | 
Ethiopia xdcc 
major legends almost losing against a team that doesnt deserve invite hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
2018-09-14 16:06
C9 1-3
2018-09-14 15:38
Another Atlanta incoming? Nah, just kidding, won't happen again ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-09-14 15:41
#83
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India omg_noob 
Skadaddy <3
2018-09-14 15:41
#87
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Russia NOD777 
Expected. Hope navi is next
2018-09-14 15:42
#117
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Portugal fatheroffive 
hope u will die this year
2018-09-14 15:59
#149
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Russia NOD777 
I haven't plans to visit your mother this year. Sorry
2018-09-14 21:28
#127
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Russia uyo123123 
+1
2018-09-14 16:11
#91
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United States (Fr0st) 
Shallow victory as expected. Probably going to go 1-3
2018-09-14 15:43
1-16 against Tylul
2018-09-14 15:49
#103
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Asia BloodFallen 
Next c9 or vega against tyloo..
2018-09-14 15:50
#106
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Sweden godname 
GOD SKA
2018-09-14 15:52
#109
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Spain elskio 
Thanks C9 for saving our Pick'em
2018-09-14 15:53
#111
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Neither C9 or Winstrike deserve the win here, FaZe vs mouz should've never happened...
2018-09-14 15:53
#115
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Portugal fatheroffive 
2 very sad loses from CIS teams 14:16 and 16:19 unlucky, but nt
2018-09-14 15:57
#123
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Ukraine EnemyHero 
clown9 will lose next so no meter one more game or one less
2018-09-14 16:07
#128
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Russia Iegend27 
C9 new Gambot
2018-09-14 16:11
#129
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United States Anxolizzity 
Ok thank god, c9 couldn't have fallen that low
2018-09-14 16:11
surprising
2018-09-14 16:21
#139
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Brazil Eduzera 
Skadoodle Overbaited Autimatic Over... Over... Underrated STYKO Overrated Golden Overhated RUSH OverOpTicated Cloud9 is underrated, ez Faceit Major
2018-09-14 17:54
#142
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
soo maybe play some lans now winstrike?
2018-09-14 18:08
#145
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Brazil LucasPaqueta 
they needed an overtime to beat fucking winstrike lolllll
2018-09-14 19:31
lmaoo
2018-09-14 20:57
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