Cloud9 see off HellRaisers to secure 2-2 pool spot

Cloud9 live to fight another day at IEM Katowice after beating HellRaisers 2-0 in the fourth round of the New Legends Stage.

HellRaisers' Inferno gamble seemed weird to many, considering they had not yet played this map at the Major and Cloud9 had thrashed MIBR on it, and they found themselves on the back foot at the start of the game after losing the pistol round, in which they were greeted with a B stack.

Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow's troops replied immediately on a force buy and put together a series of rounds. That would not last, though, as Cloud9 hit back in the sixth round with nothing but pistols, and set up a very tight defence, racing to a 9-5 lead before Bence "DeadFox" Böröcz pulled one back with a 1v2 clutch.

Things went from bad to worse for HellRaisers as they lost the pistol round to a well-timed A execute from Cloud9. Özgür "woxic" Eker pulled off a triple-kill the first gun round to keep his team in the game, but the North American side refused to take their foot off the gas and locked down the map with a four-round winning streak.

Cloud9 move on to the fifth round of the Swiss stage

Cloud9 carried that momentum into their map pick, Cache, taking the pistol round in convincing fashion with a quick A push. After buying up, HellRaisers responded with two rounds in a row, but things quickly got out of hand for the former CIS Minor champions, who struggled to exert any map control.

The North American side dictated the tempo for most of the first half, keeping HellRaisers off any economic development, with clutches from Robin "flusha" Rönnquist and Timothy "autimatic" Ta rubbing further salt into the Europeans' wounds.

Down 4-11, HellRaisers found a lifeline was they won the pistol round very quickly without losing a single man. That was the start of a phenomenal run from the European side, who eventually tied the score at 11-11 following back-to-back clutches from Issa "ISSAA" Murad.

Cloud9 were unwilling to let the game spiral out of control, though, and tightened up their defence, securing the map at 16-12 following two great plays from William "RUSH" Wierzba, who ended the map with a 30-bomb.

Matchpage
2
0
23rd February 2019
16
Inferno
8
16
Cache
12
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 53 - 32 +21 103.0 1.61
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 46 - 25 +21 88.1 1.55
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 38 - 25 +13 82.9 1.31
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 42 - 29 +13 79.6 1.28
United States Jordan 'Zellsis' MontemurroZellsis 26 - 30 -4 64.4 0.90
 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 36 - 38 -2 64.2 0.96
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 32 - 40 -8 76.6 0.94
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 29 - 43 -14 71.0 0.80
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 26 - 43 -17 60.2 0.67
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox 18 - 41 -23 49.1 0.59
The New Legends stage
3W - 0L
0W - 3L
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
524
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1641
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
987
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1511
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Flusha and kio best NA players atm ez carry these NA bots 😎
2019-02-23 22:24
LOL na bots = rush/auti. Go back to dane-ville and bend over your precious astralis.
2019-02-23 22:25
#89
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Germany DrachenRainer 
the comments are broken
2019-02-24 14:58
#39
Canada ssau 
weird assessment, considering autimatic is always doing work, and rush just top fragged in a super close cache game vs hellraisers. i think zellsis being an NA bot, is something i can agree with
2019-02-23 22:26
#41
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Germany DrachenRainer 
meddl loide
2019-02-23 22:27
+1
2019-02-23 22:29
#59
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United Kingdom C4Golden 
+1
2019-02-23 22:55
+1
2019-02-24 00:26
#74
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Brazil SecondKS 
+100000000
2019-02-24 05:54
You do realize Liquid exists right?
2019-02-24 00:26
#66
Brehze | 
United States teezee1 
+1
2019-02-24 00:40
#71
 | 
Turkey Tormund1 
Li what
2019-02-24 03:12
turkish sce-what
2019-02-24 07:56
Turkish scene>lithuanian scene
2019-02-24 08:04
LANthuania > Turkonline
2019-02-24 08:36
LANTARES>Espirantoxic
2019-02-24 08:58
#2
 | 
Romania FaZe_NBK 
What a lucky team every time. 2-3 vs Faze tomorrow.
2019-02-23 22:24
#26
jasonR | 
North America J_Nasty 
Lmao it’s going to be 2-3 for faze my guy
2019-02-23 22:25
#43
 | 
Finland nexustron 
nt cloud9 from 2018
2019-02-23 22:29
#36
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Germany AutiSimple 
hahahahaha cry is free. cloud9 1 major. faze-0
2019-02-23 22:25
#58
jasonR | 
North America J_Nasty 
+1
2019-02-23 22:54
#46
 | 
United States ShawnM 
It's a bo3, can't be 2-3 kappa
2019-02-23 22:29
thoughtful b8
2019-02-23 22:40
#47
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Argentina MrRioKai 
Why so salty Bro?
2019-02-23 22:32
#3
 | 
Netherlands Aizebear 
f5
2019-02-23 22:24
EASY for Senjor Vack
2019-02-23 22:24
#32
jasonR | 
North America J_Nasty 
EZ4C9
2019-02-23 22:25
#5
 | 
United States spider_man 
ence <3
2019-02-23 22:24
#6
 | 
United Kingdom dylanbd54 
C9 major winners?
2019-02-23 22:24
#7
 | 
Kazakhstan bjornzz 
boys in blue <3
2019-02-23 22:24
rip
2019-02-23 22:24
sad
2019-02-23 22:24
#12
 | 
Portugal MR_CAL 
ezzz
2019-02-23 22:24
#13
friberg | 
Sweden fremos 
Nice
2019-02-23 22:24
#14
 | 
Ukraine 4rrch3r 
hehe gg
2019-02-23 22:24
esketit9
2019-02-23 22:24
ez
2019-02-23 22:24
issa nice
2019-02-23 22:24
#69
 | 
North America SLGam1ng 
Issa me mario!
2019-02-24 02:43
#19
jasonR | 
North America J_Nasty 
EZ4C9
2019-02-23 22:24
-BOTfox
2019-02-23 22:24
Nice
2019-02-23 22:25
kick deadfox for bondik, and hellraisers will be good again
2019-02-23 22:25
#38
 | 
Switzerland Alpollo 
Obviously shows that you dont know what ur talking about. Bondik wanted to leave because he didnt fit into the team.
2019-02-23 22:26
#44
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Turkey darknight53 
No bondik was useless like deadfox , they can get styko for full support
2019-02-23 22:29
+1 best choice Styko dont frag but is an slippery target
2019-02-23 23:00
they should do -deadfox alhough i am not shure about bondik. Also i think woxic and potentialy isaa are leaving after the major and ange1 might retire so we will see what happens to HR
2019-02-23 22:39
#31
 | 
Panama Cyain10 
expected
2019-02-23 22:25
astralis going to win another major..
2019-02-23 22:26
#40
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
No joke, if they keep up this form, C9 may beat FaZe Not good for my pickems though :(
2019-02-23 22:27
#42
shroud | 
India _SHM_ 
- GOLDEN/ZELSIS + STANISLAW ez major win next time
2019-02-23 22:28
yes
2019-02-23 22:41
This was the worst showing of HR actually, they usually play better even before line up change it looked better on lan with more rounds won, this was a disaster
2019-02-23 22:34
#49
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Oh maaan,it's going to be Flusha vs olofmeister in elimination match BibleThump Once wining Majors together,now playing vs each vs other in different teams... Press F
2019-02-23 22:36
What does F stand for anyway? Fail? I don't get it
2019-02-23 22:37
#51
 | 
Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Press F to pay respects,el classico
2019-02-23 22:39
#53
 | 
Czech Republic QuertyX 
It stands for paying respect
2019-02-23 22:40
Ty
2019-02-23 22:52
#61
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
2019-02-23 23:06
In call of duty advanced warfare, in the campaign you are at a funeral and have to press f on pc to pay respects on that "mission."
2019-02-24 03:30
Señor vac strong
2019-02-23 22:47
#62
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Germany Constikdw 
Flusha is looking sooo strong...feelsbadman for fnatic
2019-02-23 23:30
This is what happens when RUSH shows up to the match. Nice job C9!
2019-02-23 23:33
#67
shox | 
France wannafly1 
2x - 2x major winners 4x - major winners 1x - major MVP That is Cloud 9
2019-02-24 01:04
#68
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Finland Alko^ 
Who cares? Tomorrow they will go to the airport and watch someone else winning the major
2019-02-24 02:06
#70
Aerial | 
Croatia bezsppp 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 02:59
flusha cheating again , nothing new
2019-02-24 03:31
#75
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Brazil SecondKS 
Zellsis is so shit man, kick him after major, contract a good IGL (karrigan or golden)
2019-02-24 05:56
Zellsis is only on trial rn because of goldens health conditions
2019-02-24 05:57
#78
shroud | 
India _SHM_ 
Stanislaw
2019-02-24 07:39
Nice
2019-02-24 06:55
#81
 | 
Ukraine minemax 
This HR lineup is hopeless... I hope zeus retires really soon, so Navi will try ange1 as an IGL. Some other teams should get woxic, ISSAA and Hobbit in that case.
2019-02-24 08:08
I guess you dont know what are you talking about. Angel never show any success with many different lineups, he have Oskar,Zero,Hobbit,Styko,Bondik,Hobbit,Adren,Flamie,S1mple. Wasted. Problem is in Angel. Who using Hobbit as support player lol
2019-02-24 08:41
2 Hobbits
2019-02-24 18:16
#85
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Austria gex0r 
kick_DeadFox_ffs
2019-02-24 10:26
#87
s1mple | 
Finland Zixe 
Comoon Ence and Faze you can advance and save my pickems!
2019-02-24 11:58
#88
GuardiaN | 
Other Darge 
It seems Fnatic was holding back Flusha, he's been impressive so far on C9.
2019-02-24 13:00
ggs
2019-02-24 20:48
epic game
2019-02-24 20:56
#94
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Brazil SecondKS 
-deadfox +styko -zellsis +karrigan
2019-02-25 18:29
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