Cloud9 secure comeback win vs. FURIA to enter 2-2 pool

Cloud9 live to fight another day in Katowice after defeating FURIA 2-1 in the fourth round of the New Challengers Stage.

The all-Americas showdown began on Cloud9's map pick, Mirage, which FURIA had played three times before this tournament. The gamble quickly backfired as the North American side struggled to break through the water-tight Brazilian defence and kept losing all aim duels, getting on the board for the first time only nine rounds into the game thanks to a trio of kills by Timothy "autimatic" Ta.

FURIA were completely unfazed by that round, though, and remained as focused as before. They won the remaining rounds of the half and rubbed salt into Cloud9's wounds by taking the following pistol round with a fast B execute. With their economy completely destroyed, the North American side were unable to prevent defeat, a nightmare performance, both collectively and individually, with none of their players ending the game with double digits.

The Brazilians were flying high after that convincing victory, but they were brought back to reality on Inferno. It was like watching a repeat of the first game, but with Cloud9 in control - just another sign of how frustrating the AUG-oriented meta has become. The first half ended with another lopsided 14-1 scoreline, with autimatic sitting at the top of the scoreboard with 23 frags, one more than FURIA's players combined.

Cloud9 came back from a 1-16 beating on the first map to win the series

After switching to the Terrorist side, Cloud9 piled more misery on their opponents with a successful apartments rush before putting the game to bed to equalise this strange series at 1-1.

It all came down to Cache, which began with a convincing CT pistol from Cloud9. After buying up in the third round, FURIA put together a string of rounds, eventually securing the lead off the back of a 1v3 clutch by Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato.

FURIA rode that momentum to a 6-2 lead before Cloud9 put their foot down to halt the Brazilians' momentum. The North Americans were, however, unable to reclaim the lead as KSCERATO pulled off another clutch, this time in a 1v2 situation. They still battled back, bringing the deficit to 7-8 - a moralising scoreline considering how T-sided the map had been at this event.

Cloud9 got off to a flying start as Terrorists, winning six rounds straight to put FURIA under an immense amount of pressure. The Brazilians still attempted a response, but C9 quickly regained control and locked down the map at 16-10 after reaching match point with a massive 1v3 clutch by Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro.

Matchpage
2
1
16th February 2019
1
Mirage
16
16
Inferno
1
16
Cache
10
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 50 - 39 +11 89.5 1.25
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 52 - 39 +13 89.0 1.21
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 41 - 40 +1 84.1 1.10
United States Jordan 'Zellsis' MontemurroZellsis 39 - 37 +2 79.5 1.07
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 29 - 37 -8 50.6 0.82
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 42 - 44 -2 88.2 1.09
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 46 - 43 +3 84.4 1.07
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 38 - 45 -7 65.0 0.90
Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda JuniorableJ 37 - 44 -7 64.5 0.87
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 29 - 36 -7 55.6 0.83
The New Challengers stage
3W - 0L
0W - 3L
United States Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
423
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
277
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.13
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
894
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
NA > BR EZ FOR US LETSGO 😎
2019-02-16 23:02
#5
ropz | 
Estonia 200iqGuy 
HOW
2019-02-16 23:02
#11
Blue | 
Belgium Thotiana 
BRA71LIAN CS HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA
2019-02-16 23:02
#30
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Brazil Mirekz 
Furia came all the way from the open qualifier and made further than Mouz. they played well just need to get ride of ablej and they can become a solid team
2019-02-16 23:04
#48
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Austria shaakeh 
Yessssssss
2019-02-16 23:08
Ablej >> art wtf
2019-02-16 23:10
#56
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Brazil Mirekz 
i don't think so and ART is the IGL, best thing to do would be -ART +KnG then -ableJ + a good igl
2019-02-16 23:14
yeah -art +kng would be a good thing but ablej is good imo
2019-02-16 23:21
#71
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Brazil Mirekz 
nah ablej isn't good, ive been following furia for the past couple months and he is always the one making dumb mistakes
2019-02-16 23:22
you're following nto then.
2019-02-17 02:40
#78
FalleN | 
Brazil oBarros 
ArT is a really good igl, is their first major, give then a break.Im sure they will improve even more for the next major, they are the youngest team in this tournament, we can expect a lot of this guy's in the future
2019-02-17 00:08
-AbleJ +DISBAND CUZ THEY SUCK LOL just kidding boltz could be good
2019-02-16 23:23
#73
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Portugal Joefilas 
Best thing to do would be to change nothing, playing with the same team for a long time is so underrated
2019-02-16 23:26
#77
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Brazil Mirekz 
yea but keeping bad players for a long time wont make your team better, the best thing to do is get players that are good then keep them, they may not get results at first cus no chemistry but with time they can become a good team.
2019-02-16 23:36
If they bring kng I'll stop rooting for this team
2019-02-17 00:12
Hey thotiana, do you wanna be my girlfried?
2019-02-17 02:39
#9
M | 
Sweden Unluko 
LETS GOOO
2019-02-16 23:02
#18
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United States crulix 
+1
2019-02-16 23:02
i dont think c9 has a chance but lets go
2019-02-16 23:03
#67
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Brazil JairBolsonaro 
Br 2major Us 1major
2019-02-16 23:20
#68
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Brazil WORLD_CITIZEN 
NA only one major KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-02-16 23:21
NA WINS A MAJOR AND THE TEAM SEPARATE HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2019-02-17 00:32
LMAO
2019-02-18 11:58
#76
Brazil HnRR 
NA with only one major. That's right bro! lol
2019-02-16 23:34
zellsis major mvp, quote me later
2019-02-16 23:02
#17
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
chill
2019-02-16 23:02
EZ4ZELLSIS
2019-02-16 23:02
ONLY ONE MORE BOYS COME ON
2019-02-16 23:06
EZZZ
2019-02-16 23:02
#6
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Brazil motoboyx 
FURIA ♥
2019-02-16 23:02
undeserved
2019-02-16 23:02
Definitely not
2019-02-16 23:08
#8
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
ez af lul
2019-02-16 23:02
#10
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United States crulix 
Happy
2019-02-16 23:02
#12
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
THANK GOD C9!!!
2019-02-16 23:02
#13
Aleksib | 
India ketanY 
gg
2019-02-16 23:03
not noice
2019-02-16 23:02
Expected
2019-02-16 23:03
Unlucky furia
2019-02-16 23:03
#21
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Finland Smoonah 
pickums saved
2019-02-16 23:03
#22
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Kazakhstan LichMFK 
Save ma pickem
2019-02-16 23:03
PepeHands
2019-02-16 23:03
16-1 vs 1-16 Nice game .d
2019-02-16 23:03
#25
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Hungary StraYzie 
sad for Fnatic, FURIA F...
2019-02-16 23:03
ok
2019-02-16 23:03
#31
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Brazil Gandafox 
congrats @furia!!
2019-02-16 23:03
#32
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Turkey AtheisTurk 
ez for auti
2019-02-16 23:03
That was fast
2019-02-16 23:04
#35
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Myanmar xdcc 
Removed by zellsis 😎
2019-02-16 23:05
#36
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Brazil centjeefizik 
Clown9 fans super glad for beat the furia, wait for mibr bitches
2019-02-16 23:05
#47
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Myanmar xdcc 
M16r gonna get rekt by liquid
2019-02-16 23:08
#53
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Brazil centjeefizik 
Br 2 majors, NA still 1
2019-02-16 23:12
#55
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Myanmar xdcc 
Pronax > Brazil 😂😂
2019-02-16 23:13
#60
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Brazil centjeefizik 
+222
2019-02-16 23:17
Myanmar LUL
2019-02-18 12:00
#37
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United States haven_z1 
pickems ezpz
2019-02-16 23:05
Furia lacked experience to beat Cloud9, first big lan for these guys. But they qualified in the first try, meanwhile teams like Immortals needed 3 or 4 minors to do it.
2019-02-16 23:07
#66
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Brazil Anahera 
You're right, they played good, it was their first try and playing against big teams. You guys should remember that last year they were playing the Brazilian leagues. Great evolution of the players and the team as well.
2019-02-16 23:20
BRA71L LMAO
2019-02-16 23:07
#41
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Belgium psavow 
GOD Zellsis. Finally he has shown this community how valuable he is. Hopefully they can get the W tomorrow and compete with the best at the Legends Stage.
2019-02-16 23:07
#42
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Poland _EXILON_ 
thx clown9 saved my coupon
2019-02-16 23:07
#43
Rob4 | 
United States mook_ 
XDDDD
2019-02-16 23:07
#44
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Brazil WarkoreL 
Game is over on 14×10. So sad but nice try furia.
2019-02-16 23:08
#45
shroud | 
Poland BJZPL 
Just got lucky on mirage that's all
2019-02-16 23:08
#49
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Brazil Gandafox 
nice game....very good to watch this game almost lost to fury, imagine against mibr.
2019-02-16 23:09
#54
Kvik | 
Europe zmjtvca 
furia>mibr lol
2019-02-16 23:12
IMAGINE ALMOST LOSING TO FURIA OMEGALUL
2019-02-16 23:10
#59
allu | 
North America hesh 
imagine still playing with stuffed animals as a grown man in front of 120k ppl
2019-02-16 23:16
Speak englesh losar
2019-02-16 23:19
16-1 mirage and inferno, ct sides op af
2019-02-16 23:11
#57
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Turkey midgetim 
kio is back
2019-02-16 23:14
Disablej
2019-02-16 23:15
in1º place Furia shouldn't be here, they might be good in the future but they lack a lot of exp rn well, all i wanna know now is, KD O GRITO KSCERATOOOOOOOO
2019-02-16 23:18
#75
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Denmark iaintnojoke 
I'm sure this was a good event for them, a chance to compete with high level teams that are all trying their best since it's the major. With time they'll get better.
2019-02-16 23:32
My pick ems disappeared when I launched the game, anyone know what the problem is?
2019-02-16 23:19
You didnt click on update when you made the picks so they didnt get locked in
2019-02-17 02:21
Thought I did, I cri. Thanks man.
2019-02-17 02:28
Brazilians on cacao, Cl♿wn9 incoming 2-3
2019-02-16 23:19
#74
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Brazil kaiokenplay 
gg
2019-02-16 23:26
#79
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North America tkm666 
keeping my pickems alive whew
2019-02-17 00:09
#81
ropz | 
Finland Sandels 
16-1 1-16 aug made every map ct sided LUL
2019-02-17 00:17
Well played, Furia. Next time they will be better
2019-02-17 02:32
#88
ZywOo | 
France bjjthibz 
Is it only me or Kioshima is doin pretty good in this team ? I m happy to see him such at a pleasant level so far
2019-02-17 02:58
nah he's been a beast so far not just u
2019-02-17 04:03
#89
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African Union mikecool 
Rip memes Fast and the furia 2 fast 2 furia ;(
2019-02-17 03:06
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