Cloud9 take down eUnited to finalize DreamHack Open Leipzig team list

Cloud9 have secured the final spot at DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020 following a 2-0 victory over eUnited in the grand final of the North American closed qualifier.

Johnny "JT" Theodosiou's troops began their bracket run by comfortably securing a win over Triumph in their opening matchup, setting up a rematch of the IEM Katowice 2020 closed qualifier upper bracket final against Complexity. Cloud9 did one better than in their previous bout against Benjamin "blameF" Bremer and company as this time they took the victory in two maps, albeit in narrow fashion as they both went the distance, seeing Cloud9 narrowly edge out a pair of 16-14 wins on Dust2 and Inferno.

Meanwhile, eUnited fought their way through the opposite side of the bracket, utilizing recently-benched Chaos rifler Gage "Infinite" Green in place of Kaleb "moose" Jayne amid reports of a possible move to a new TSM roster for the Canadian. The swap proved to be a boon for the team as they swiftly pushed past Chaos and Gen.G, with the latter squad playing their final match with Hunter "SicK" Mims as a stand-in before the arrival of Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand.

Sonic's AWPing helped Cloud9 take the series over the line on Inferno

The grand final began on Overpass, where eUnited were able to initially maintain a lead following a pistol round win; however, control of the latter portion of the first half went firmly in the favor of Cloud9 as they rebounded from a 2-5 deficit to pull ahead by three rounds at the break.

It didn't take long for Cloud9 to claim match point in the second half as they pushed up to a 15-9 scoreline, but the AWP of Austin "Cooper-" Abadir began to wreak havoc around the map to allow eUnited to rally back and force overtime. There, with the economy on even footing, Cloud9 were able to counter eUnited's sniper with utility and executes, only conceding a single round on the road to a 19-16 map one victory.

Cloud9 maintained momentum as Inferno got underway, dominating eUnited for much of the first half as they won eight of the first nine rounds. A late resurgence allowed eUnited to bring themselves within three rounds of their opposition at halftime, with a pistol round victory helping to tie up the scoreline at 9-9. Cloud9 did not concede the lead though, quickly regaining their footing through relentless grenade damage and the AWPs of Josh "oSee" Ohm and Aran "Sonic" Groesbeek to lock out eUnited and secure the map victory 16-10.

 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' GroesbeekSonic 45 - 41 +4 76.4 1.17
United States Josh 'oSee' OhmoSee 44 - 36 +8 74.9 1.14
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemeryfloppy 40 - 41 -1 82.9 1.10
United States Ian 'motm' Hardymotm 44 - 42 +2 78.3 1.08
South Africa Johnny 'JT' TheodosiouJT 37 - 43 -6 64.9 0.88
 eUnited K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Austin 'Cooper-' AbadirCooper- 50 - 44 +6 78.5 1.15
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' MaldonadoMarKE 42 - 43 -1 76.5 1.12
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid 43 - 39 +4 78.7 1.08
United States Gage 'Infinite' GreenInfinite 38 - 43 -5 71.5 1.02
United States Victor 'food' Wongfood 30 - 43 -13 63.2 0.85

The complete team list for DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020, which is set to run from January 24-26 with $100,000 on offer, looks as follows:

United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
572
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
555
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United States Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
766
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
534
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Canada Kaleb 'moose' Jayne
Kaleb 'moose' Jayne
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
630
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
760
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.15
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green
Gage 'Infinite' Green
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
435
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
353
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.16
United States Austin 'Cooper-' Abadir
Austin 'Cooper-' Abadir
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
475
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.09
epic 9
2020-01-13 02:41
#9
emi | 
Croatia Nvucovich 
We Hawt!!
2020-01-13 02:43
#33
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North America ProudNAfan 
CLOUD9 BACK ON TOP SOON WATCH OUT AUSTRALIS
2020-01-13 02:58
#113
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Romania GreenStain 
I used to love this team, but after stew and tarik left the team, they got worst and now i don t like at all this team
2020-01-13 14:42
#32
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New Zealand paypal_me_pls 
Finally winning 9
2020-01-13 02:57
#45
ropz | 
United States VadeCS 
-osee +wardell
2020-01-13 03:40
*Wins back to back qualifiers* Retarded fans: let’s make some changes
2020-01-13 05:12
#55
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Indonesia lumayan 
+1
2020-01-13 05:33
#65
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Ukraine zCainee 
+1
2020-01-13 07:04
#70
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United States xLAGGYx 
+1
2020-01-13 08:27
#78
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Switzerland rhinooox 
+1
2020-01-13 09:28
#80
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United Kingdom OneBinG_ 
+1
2020-01-13 09:57
#82
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United Kingdom ghil 
+1
2020-01-13 10:18
#83
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-01-13 10:30
+1
2020-01-13 13:22
#125
rain | 
Canada tempOcs 
fucking word man.
2020-01-13 23:12
#63
motm | 
Albania scrappi 
are u dumb
2020-01-13 06:54
Put Sonic on AWP. He's the best awper on the team, but why TF he is 2ndary awper?
2020-01-13 07:01
#71
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Spain N0Love 
Probably way better rifler than oSee. I don't know but the IGL and coach of this lineup are from the old Southafrican lineup so you know it's not like they playing favouritism towards oSee it's probably something they all have talked and decided.
2020-01-13 08:51
At least give him AWP more often
2020-01-13 08:54
They have a double awp setup a lot of the time, you clearly didn’t watch that many games
2020-01-13 18:31
#105
shox | 
Italy DaDoar 
no reason to do it, Osee is a solid AWP and Sonic is showing off so e great rifling, the team is working fine with Sonic on rifle and i think thats the best hes looked since the Bravado days
2020-01-13 13:24
#106
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United Kingdom willtr 
when you watch the game tho osee is 2nd awp sonic always takes it over him
2020-01-13 13:24
#119
ropz | 
United States VadeCS 
jesus look at what ive done
2020-01-13 15:54
#2
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United States RULE34TRACER 
expected
2020-01-13 02:41
#3
KSCERATO | 
Europe L1iMA 
-JT +Stewie ez major for cloud9
2020-01-13 02:41
stewie is not igl
2020-01-13 02:41
He was igl
2020-01-13 08:54
#79
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Norway LeTankT34 
tarik igl
2020-01-13 09:28
When they still had shroud and noodle, he was igl and they made to cologne finals, won epl and etc
2020-01-13 10:45
Why would you break a working system?
2020-01-13 02:45
#52
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Finland Smoonah 
why does he think about adding a toxic bottom fragging player?
2020-01-13 04:56
A toxic bottom frag that has been part of NA only major and the best NA team to ever exist?
2020-01-13 07:04
#75
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Spain N0Love 
And still, the most overrated player of the scene for 2 years now. Bottomfragging every game since before the Major, where he got carried by Ska and Tarik. Then playing terrible in mibr then bottomfragging again in TL and people were like 'oh but they're winning and that's cause Stewie is entry fragging' well they ain't winning anymore are they? so pls I'm tired of seeing his name in every compilation frag movie just to make the video getting clicks. The guy has been a mediocre player for 2 years now there're so many players that deserve the cloud that he gets for some reason.
2020-01-13 09:01
C9 died after Stewie left MIBR died after Stewie left Liquid skyrocketed after Stewie joined. But OK he's overrated because in your eyes the numbers prove eveything and nothing else is of relevance
2020-01-13 11:34
#94
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
+11111 well said
2020-01-13 12:51
#98
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Spain N0Love 
C9 died because of many reasons not just Stewie left if you think about it for a second. MiBR died? Funny joke. To die you need to be alive first. What did MiBR accomplished when Stewie was there? Nothing. And TL skyrocketed because Elige started playing as a top3 player in the world and same for NAF and Twistzz. Even Nitr0 was playing well those days when all the other teams happened to be in their biggest slumps. To credit Stewie for all the TL Spring/Summer success is just to be blind but ok. And yes I think he's massively overrated not just because he's been mediocre for the last 2 years but because a great part of the community thinks he's one of the best in the world and he gets 0 criticism for his bad playing.
2020-01-13 13:06
#103
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
C9 actually did die when stew left, Auti said that they even tried to find a player like stew but was unable to thus leading them to an utter downfall. No one said that stew deserves all credit, but he does deserve recognition for the victories that Team Liquid has won during the midst of 2019. He took on awping on maps, entries and he was 2nd igl. Elige and twistzz had said that his igl/midcalls was great( whom you said to be the top players) thus demonstrating how a valuable asset stewie2k is to the roster. In mibr, he was given roles that did not suit his playstyle. He was forced to put in roles that taco played or boltz played, and so because of that, he performed dogshit, no doubt about it. however, when cold left mibr for faze, he even said that he felt that removing stew and tarik was wrong a wrong move as he thought they were playing amazing as a team and need one more month. They were playing great against astralis, winning maps/titles off them near the end of 2018.
2020-01-13 13:19
The dude above me covered everything except for MiBR. IDK if you forgot but in 2018 MIBR BARELY lost the ECS finals by 4 rounds (16-14 & 19-17) to Astralis, the greatest team in the history of csgo and they would easily win some smaller events too. MIBR with Stew had a peak of top 5 in the world, and every team Stewie has been on since C9's initial rise and the major has been a top 5 team. If that doesn't say something, you're just delusional.
2020-01-14 10:06
#95
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
astralis fan talking no scener talking shit.
2020-01-13 12:52
#96
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Spain N0Love 
Liquid fan talking no scener talking shit.
2020-01-13 12:58
#99
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
brit scene > spanish scene no brainer
2020-01-13 13:05
#100
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Spain N0Love 
And to you that discredits my opinion when speaking about NA CS topics? Shut the fuck up child
2020-01-13 13:07
#101
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
your opinion is invalid kid. tu es muy estupido. name checks out,. no wonder why your parents dont love u.
2020-01-13 13:09
I hate to say it, but Oof
2020-01-13 13:14
#107
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Spain N0Love 
Jesus you're dumb
2020-01-13 13:31
#108
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
no u r
2020-01-13 13:40
LMAOOO
2020-01-14 10:07
Don't need to fix what isn't broken
2020-01-13 02:55
0iq
2020-01-13 05:43
0/8
2020-01-13 09:02
#4
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United Kingdom HLTV_PATRIOT 
They will win
2020-01-13 02:41
#5
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United States Mal14 
better than old c9
2020-01-13 02:41
Yes, but that ain't hard
2020-01-13 02:46
Which c9 roster you mean?
2020-01-13 08:55
#92
Maka | 
Russia Andre3000 
so true lmao
2020-01-13 12:01
LETS GOOOOO
2020-01-13 02:41
#8
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Argentina trackssZZZ 
ez
2020-01-13 02:42
#10
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Russia Xterli 
get 2 big tournaments already new c9>old c9
2020-01-13 02:43
#110
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
actually just new team w/ passion and it shows skill level about the same
2020-01-13 14:25
dutch scene Pog
2020-01-13 02:43
#15
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Germany Frotha 
-1, Sonic is South African
2020-01-13 02:45
cool!
2020-01-13 02:46
#26
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Germany Frotha 
Yep
2020-01-13 02:50
#61
oSee | 
South Africa cornelha 
So is JT and Coach TC
2020-01-13 06:17
#68
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Czech Republic Noxar 
Ever heard of Boers? Bruh
2020-01-13 08:11
Yea but the Boer's lost you know? South Africa become mostly British in terms of white people
2020-01-13 10:31
c9 > g2 c9 > mibr
2020-01-13 02:44
terrible bait
2020-01-13 07:57
Why Vp gets free invites? Doesn't make sense Good job C9 btw, they really look like a solid team
2020-01-13 02:44
It's a tier 2 event and they are ranked 17 in the world so meh why not
2020-01-13 02:46
Its the old Avangar roster so kinda fair enough they get invites to t2* events
2020-01-13 02:55
Not the polish roster anymore it’s Avangar.
2020-01-13 03:20
#14
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Germany Frotha 
Nice
2020-01-13 02:45
LET'S GO BABY
2020-01-13 02:46
expected
2020-01-13 02:46
#22
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Brazil NahT_ 
WP
2020-01-13 02:47
#23
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United States Melanin807 
EZ FOR MAD LIONS!
2020-01-13 02:47
#24
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Brazil hugoooo 
cloud9 looking nice
2020-01-13 02:49
#25
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Spain akproxx 
Damn c9 actually doing really good
2020-01-13 02:49
#27
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Netherlands gelm1r 
c9 best team in na now
2020-01-13 02:53
Finally a NA promising roster
2020-01-13 02:54
#31
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
promising xD they will lose against every t3 eu team
2020-01-13 02:56
#34
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United States gingaa_ 
Never know, they beat north and g2
2020-01-13 03:03
A win against North at this point means nothing, more excited about the W against G2
2020-01-13 03:13
#39
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Germany Frotha 
North literally won an event after
2020-01-13 03:15
#41
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United States gingaa_ 
mhm and g2 placed 2nd and 1st after
2020-01-13 03:18
#50
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United States SlushyCup 
North are Dreamhack kings so we'll see
2020-01-13 04:21
#56
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Indonesia lumayan 
How is that meaningless? North got the best awper in the world
2020-01-13 05:35
Hunden plays in mad lions. nt
2020-01-13 08:26
#35
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United States EmperorTrump 
Thanks, South Africa
2020-01-13 03:06
I don't remember the last time I've seen something good about cloud9 on the front page
2020-01-13 03:11
#43
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Asia weebs_nerd 
Xd
2020-01-13 03:23
#59
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United States SeirezZ 
it's been too long
2020-01-13 06:07
#38
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North America maniacl4160 
ZACS lul
2020-01-13 03:14
C9 is actually good now wow
2020-01-13 03:15
will be ez for big
2020-01-13 03:38
Ez for C9 3rd best NA team
2020-01-13 03:40
c9 and mad lions winning all qualifiers now
2020-01-13 03:48
CLOUD9, HE DOES SOMETHING!
2020-01-13 04:06
#49
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Israel OKOptimistic 
C9 major run incoming im ready
2020-01-13 04:09
#51
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Finland Smoonah 
ez as soon as the weeb is off the team
2020-01-13 04:55
#58
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United States codgun 
best c9 roster since Katowice
2020-01-13 05:50
#60
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South Africa Ston3Cold 
So proud of the SA guys, way to represent! GG WP C9. Here's hoping to many more great things.
2020-01-13 06:13
Cloud9 hype, decent team
2020-01-13 06:45
From Major winners to having to qualify for a DH Open, not even masters.
2020-01-13 10:00
#89
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Poland aiken 
These guys didn't attend a single major yet. The org doesn't hold the rating of previous roosters.
2020-01-13 11:04
ATK won a major?
2020-01-13 12:59
#109
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
no
2020-01-13 13:40
Then why did that Dutch guy say they went from Major to DH open? Certainly he wouldn’t lie like that on this well-respected website.
2020-01-13 15:22
#116
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
bait or real question you have
2020-01-13 15:23
Bait obviously. Just responding to that disingenuous Cloud9 hater who thinks playing DH is proof Cloud9 is bad.
2020-01-13 15:26
#118
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
+1
2020-01-13 15:26
Already better than the last roster
2020-01-13 10:33
This will actually be a great tournament for a dreamhack open
2020-01-13 10:39
Yeah its a really good t2 tournament. alot of good team in it, I think we will see more good teams at the CS scene as top 20 have got alot better the last couple of years.
2020-01-13 10:55
#91
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South Africa RelentlessZA 
Represent
2020-01-13 11:56
#93
meyern | 
Argentina minutho 
Onliner team :x
2020-01-13 12:33
So easy 4 xantares?
2020-01-13 14:38
#112
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Taiwan Mafuuyu 
can't wait for floppy stickers, sick.
2020-01-13 14:40
XDDDDDDD
2020-01-13 14:59
Maybe this roster isn't as bad as I thought it would be
2020-01-13 16:42
#121
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Serbia anoobis01 
Loba - 10e
2020-01-13 17:25
#123
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Peru AgentLF 
Damn, can't believe that they are on fire to be a new roster Congrats
2020-01-13 18:56
#124
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Brazil COMETOBRAZIL 
cool
2020-01-13 22:52
#128
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United Kingdom zt3x 
Cloud9 looking so solid right now hopefully they can keep it up and go head to head against tier 1 teams
2020-01-14 13:43
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