NRG eliminate Cloud9; Renegades knock Isurus out in Dallas

NRG took Cloud9 out in three maps, Dust2 (10-16), Train (16-11), and Mirage (16-3), while Renegades did the same with Isurus on Dust2 (13-16), Mirage (16-4), and Inferno (16-5).

Cloud9 were able to take a dodgy first pistol round on Dust2 on the attack against NRG after making it to the A site and planting. It wasn’t until the fifth round that NRG were able to get on the board as Ethan "Ethan" Arnold and Damian "daps" Steele were able to win a 2vs2 afterplant to defuse. After losing a followup, a triple by Timothy "autimatic" Ta got his team back to winning ways. It was then the Cloud9 show as they won round after round, including a few clutches, to keep NRG on the back foot.

After closing out the first half 11-4, Cloud9 took the second pistol round, the anti-eco, and the first gun round on their way to match point. NRG then won a few rounds to pad the result, even giving Cloud9 a run for their money, but it was finally the team led by Maikil "Golden" Selim that were able to close it out, 16-10.

NRG were able to seal the deal on Mirage

After losing the pistol round on the attacking side of Train, NRG were able to bring it to a tie thanks to a huge four-kill round by Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte. After losing the lead, Cloud9 and NRG brought it back close, with 5-5 on the board before NRG were able to one again take the lead on the attacking side, even going on to win the half, although Cloud9 brought it back to 7-8.

A fast B play on the attack by Cloud9 tied it up after the break, and Cloud9 were able to make it to double digits, but NRG quickly took the reins on the defending side and put distance between themselves and their opponents, eventually closing it out 16-11 to push the match to the decider.

Cloud9 exit early after losing to NRG

The first pistol round on Mirage ended up with Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov and René "cajunb" Borg in a low-health duel, but the Dane was unable to win as the clock wound down without the bomb planted. It was finally with AKs on the third round that Cloud9 were able to get on the board, but NRG took the lead early on in the half with a solid defense, 8-2. Cloud9 won one more, but were instantly traded as NRG closed the half 12-3. Having won the pistol round and with the wind in their sails, NRG sealed the deal, 16-3.

United States
Matchpage
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1
29th May 2019
10
Dust2
16
16
Train
11
16
Mirage
3
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 58 - 48 +10 89.4 1.28
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 60 - 50 +10 97.6 1.22
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 56 - 38 +18 71.0 1.21
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 57 - 46 +11 80.3 1.12
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 30 - 49 -19 52.0 0.74
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Daniel 'vice' Kimvice 60 - 56 +4 89.3 1.21
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 51 - 53 -2 80.1 1.13
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 47 - 47 0 66.0 0.97
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 40 - 54 -14 72.9 0.92
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 32 - 51 -19 58.2 0.80

A triple by Ignacio "meyern" Meyer opened the way for Isurus to get off on the right foot on Dust2’s defending side against Renegades. The Argentines were able to take the first four rounds until Renegades were able to get on the board after a B play. After losing another, Maximiliano "max" Gonzalez came in big with a P250 triple to keep Isurus in control. Down 2-7, Renegades were finally able to get another after an aggressive play on Long led them to an afterplant situation on Long. The Australian side were then able to bring it back to 7-8 as Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas closed out a 2vs3 afterplant situation with a triple.

The second pistol round saw meyern open it up with a double, as Isurus went on to take the second to stay ahead going into the second half. A triple by Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad with the MAG7 followed by a double by Aaron "AZR" Ward with the scout kept it close, but Isurus hit right back with a play on A to make it 10-8. Isurus increased their lead to 13, but then Renegades were able to make it to double digits. Two opening frags from Naim "spiXo" Nayeri on a pistol buy by Isurus on B helped his team to 14-10. Renegades then got two, but Isurus won another pistol force buy, this time on A, to get to match point, before closing it out 16-13.

jks had a great showing for his team

Mirage started off with Renegades taking the lead, 3-0, on the attacking side, until Isurus were able to get on the board once they were able to get fully equipped. Down 2-5, a triple by spiXo kept Isurus close, but it was then that Renegades with successful plays on A were able to start to build up a lead and put some distances between themselves and their rivals, even going on to win every round left in the half but the last one for an 11-4 lead.

Isurus were able to plant on A in the second pistol round, but were unable to defend the bomb, and after losing the forcebuy on the second round started to give up their options of trying to mount a comeback. Eventually, Renegades won the map out, 16-4, with an impressive performance by Justin "jks" Savage, who scored 33 frags in the 20 rounds.

Noktse & co. were unable to take Mirage or Inferno

Renegades got off to a flying start on Inferno, taking the pistol round and following it up twice before Isurus could get on the board. Down 1-5, a spraydown by Roberto "reversive" Themtham on Banana helped get his side another tally. jks then won a 1vs1 against reversive on an afterplant on A to keep increasing their lead, 7-2. It was finally a four-kill round by meyern with the AWP on A that got Isurus a third, 3-9. The last three rounds of the half were split, ending 10-5 for the majority Australian side. jks got a triple with the CZ75 on the second pistol to keep his team well in the lead and eventually go on to win the map out, 16-5.

Matchpage
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29th May 2019
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Dust2
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Mirage
16
5
Inferno
16
 Isurus K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyermeyern 56 - 57 -1 89.7 1.14
Argentina Nicolás 'Noktse' DávilaNoktse 38 - 54 -16 60.2 0.82
Argentina Roberto 'reversive' Themthamreversive 34 - 51 -17 66.4 0.80
Uruguay Maximiliano 'max' Gonzalezmax 41 - 54 -13 65.5 0.77
Argentina Gabriel '1962' Sinopoli1962 38 - 56 -18 62.5 0.71
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 68 - 45 +23 104.4 1.55
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 52 - 34 +18 79.1 1.34
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 58 - 43 +15 72.2 1.18
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 51 - 45 +6 79.5 1.15
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 43 - 41 +2 70.3 1.14
Argentina Roberto 'reversive' Themtham
Roberto 'reversive' Themtham
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
363
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
557
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
854
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Sweden Naim 'spiXo' Nayeri
Naim 'spiXo' Nayeri
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
774
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
227
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
697
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
Uruguay Maximiliano 'max' Gonzalez
Maximiliano 'max' Gonzalez
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
234
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
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
nt Isurus C9 pls disband
2019-05-29 21:58
#14
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Sweden Unluko 
rip c9
2019-05-29 21:59
#25
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India Chichiyum 
I feel bad for auti :(
2019-05-29 22:03
Me too :(
2019-05-29 23:21
I just think they need to do -rush and +flusha ez top 10-15 team
2019-05-29 21:59
And definately - Vice + ANYONE ELSE
2019-05-29 22:03
#76
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North America Whataburger 
Kio
2019-05-30 04:46
Isurus only won on the least tactical map. Ez win for renegods
2019-05-29 22:12
0/8
2019-05-29 22:15
Name a map less tactical
2019-05-29 22:16
Mirage and inferno
2019-05-29 22:24
Nice joke
2019-05-29 23:35
Jk Vertigo is less tactical than dust 2
2019-05-29 22:28
No way, you see all the new smokes, run boosts and executes possible. I think I could be better than dust 2, it just won’t be as slow as dust 2 currently is.
2019-05-29 23:48
#77
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North America Fule 
+1
2019-05-30 05:03
so that means that isurus has better raw talent then?
2019-05-29 22:50
Talent isn’t aim and click. If that was the case na would be best team. But they clearly aren’t. And you bait is pretty weak. Safe flight home for Isurus.
2019-05-29 23:46
So your saying renegades can’t aim and click?
2019-05-30 00:29
Sick bait.
2019-05-30 01:00
your reading comprehension is worse than my country's economy dude, ffs
2019-05-30 23:40
Cry is free. Gl next tournament.
2019-05-31 00:48
im happier than ever because the argentinian scene is slowly getting better, can you say the same about your country's scene?
2019-05-31 00:51
Yes, I can safely say that it’s getting better. The style of play is evolving we have a couple of decent teams. The only thing I feel we could improve on is, awpers. But that will come with more experience in bigger games.
2019-05-31 00:57
thats great, good luck on this dh, hopefully isurus's run ended up against the tournament's champion
2019-05-31 00:58
cry is free, gl next tournament
2019-05-31 05:17
No cry, just good close games. Always a shame that, renegades take time to switch on.
2019-05-31 13:04
#52
ropz | 
Canada KingKaiO5 
Just do -RUSH -Vice and +LEGIT ANYONE WHO IS AT LEAST RANK 4 FACEIT and C9 is a better team.
2019-05-29 22:57
I m rank 6 faceit. XD take me pls.
2019-05-29 23:36
#75
ropz | 
Canada KingKaiO5 
yeah, you are probably a better option for C9 than RUSH or vice. RUSH is just shit, and vice has other career paths he can turn to. And I assume you won't batter C9 players so.. you're hired!
2019-05-30 02:05
Thank u XD XD lol
2019-05-30 09:06
#2
shox | 
India iejesus 
clown9 lul
2019-05-29 21:58
#3
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United States hoobit 
lul
2019-05-29 21:58
nt isurus
2019-05-29 21:58
Ytb
2019-05-29 21:58
#6
ableJ | 
Bangladesh DisableJ 
F
2019-05-29 21:58
Monkas
2019-05-29 21:58
c9 wasted spot as always
2019-05-29 21:59
#9
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North America best_lul 
c9 LULW
2019-05-29 21:59
#10
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United States pes0man 
Ez
2019-05-29 21:59
#12
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Argentina DxRama 
Nt isurus,now focus on the minor
2019-05-29 21:59
c9 lmao, not a single good player on that team. yes autimatic is absolute trash too, overrated clown
2019-05-29 21:59
0/8 weak bait
2019-05-29 23:37
#16
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Argentina the1critical 
nt isurus, definitely the start of something big!
2019-05-29 21:59
#18
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Argentina Dibague 
nt Isurus! gosharks!
2019-05-29 21:59
#19
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Romania FaZe_NBK 
Revenge for the fluke major will be forever.
2019-05-29 22:00
#29
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United States Helmer 
Says Neo who's team went from winning a major to not even being the third best ranked team in Poland.
2019-05-29 22:08
#40
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Finland CucumberFIN 
Says RUSH who's team went from winning a major to not even being the top 10 ranked NA team
2019-05-29 22:23
Lul
2019-05-29 23:37
#68
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Argentina MrRioKai 
+1
2019-05-30 00:03
#74
FalleN | 
Brazil _darKy_ 
oof
2019-05-30 01:15
#79
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United States Helmer 
Sure but they never dropped down further than being the third best team in NA so get your facts straight. And NA is much more competitive than Poland.
2019-05-30 08:08
#20
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Chile strong221 
RUSH LULW
2019-05-29 22:00
#21
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
Autimatic is like mini-s1mple One bad game and his team gets torn to pieces #FreeAutimatic
2019-05-29 22:01
#26
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Brazil yalamix 
+1
2019-05-29 22:03
#55
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Brazil marconds 
+1
2019-05-29 23:30
+1
2019-05-29 23:38
#22
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Portugal B1az3d 
How did renegades won all three maps of the bo3 13-16 4-16 and 5-16 🤔🤔
2019-05-29 22:01
#39
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
sorry what?
2019-05-29 22:22
#41
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Portugal B1az3d 
They fixed it already
2019-05-29 22:24
#46
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Portugal B1az3d 
2019-05-29 22:30
Nt isurus! Good to see them taking a map from the 11th best team in the world, hope we'll see more from them. Congratulations Renegades!
2019-05-29 22:02
#28
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France FlakeFag 
I agree. I hope to ser our argentinian brothers in more big events.
2019-05-29 22:11
Maybe, but it was vs Renegades
2019-05-29 22:09
#32
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France FlakeFag 
Oops, didnt watch the Matches today, so mixed things up
2019-05-29 22:11
Eh, Renegades are actually decent now, but it's a bad reflection because they just got Gratisfication back and probably have almost no practice.
2019-05-29 22:31
#78
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North America Fule 
Cologne will be our best tourney this year, calling it. Renegades are a team that need a lot of practice to perform well (Katowice and StarLadder are some examples). We havent been able to perform well after that due to visa issues. Sydney we had literally no practice, same with Pro League and Summit. We got screwed with jkaem not being able to get into the US causing us to lose to fucking EUnited. Smooya was a great standin but his style of awping just isnt similair to Grats playstyle.
2019-05-30 05:09
If you consider they've had stand-ins lately they've done respectably. Going out at Summit the way they did wasn't as bad as it looked, the matches were all close. It's just proof they've finally gotten where they needed to be.
2019-05-30 22:50
Yeah I totally agree #28 said it was against NRG, I was just fixing it
2019-05-30 20:59
Ohhhh, ok yeah, he edited it so I didn't realize the context changed!
2019-05-30 22:48
ECOsurus > Clown9
2019-05-29 22:05
Overratematic
2019-05-29 22:10
Trashgades
2019-05-29 22:17
Please, cloud9. Just do the right thing. Keep autimatic and perhaps Golden and build something new from the ground up. This isn't even a top 30 team on paper.
2019-05-29 22:21
You combine NRG with C9, -Daps and -Tarik. +Tim and +Golden. Could be a really solid lineup. I don't think Daps or Tarik are bad for NRG, I'm more talking the most likely/reasonable lineup change for them.
2019-05-29 22:37
RUSH's been mediocre for a long time and C9's weakest link by far.Time to Change him maybe ?
2019-05-29 22:24
16-3 on last map de_mirage and daps had stats 7-14 .. seriouosly how lel //
2019-05-29 22:29
#49
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Brazil kabladin 
nt isurus, C9 LUL
2019-05-29 22:37
gg ez
2019-05-29 22:51
#54
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Argentina Konigmdq 
nt isurus
2019-05-29 23:27
-golden -cajunb +2NA player #MakeCloud9GreatAgain Just be a full NA team like before.
2019-05-29 23:35
#62
ropz | 
Argentina rawe1337 
Two opening frags from Naim "spiXo" Nayeri hltv.org/player/1962/spiXo 1962 XD
2019-05-29 23:39
disband clown9
2019-05-29 23:46
#66
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Ireland infesterinc 
Expected from T3-4 teams.
2019-05-29 23:48
Clown9 disband soon
2019-05-29 23:54
#69
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African Union mikecool 
RNG and NRG lose first map and then win series tactics. All calculated xD.
2019-05-30 00:23
#71
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United States Sillychubs 
Clown9 FeelsBadMan, pls kick rush and vice. why the fuck did kio leave in the first place if he's still a free agent?
2019-05-30 00:44
nt isurus
2019-05-30 01:08
who the fuck is spiXo?????
2019-05-30 10:21
ez for tarik
2019-05-31 20:56
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