Renegades beat Cloud9; MAD Lions see off Heroic in Leipzig

Renegades overcame Cloud9 16-10 on Overpass in their Group A opener, while MAD Lions narrowly defeated Heroic on Dust2 with the same scoreline.

Renegades opened Overpass with a flawless pistol round on the CT side, which saw Joshua "INS" Potter pick up a swift triple kill, with the Australian squad wasting no time in reaching a 3-0 advantage. Cloud9 responded in the fourth with a trio of kills from Ian "motm" Hardy, but the South African-American side deflated moving forward on the offence as Renegades, led by an unstoppable, nomadic Christopher "dexter" Nong, stormed to a 12-3 halftime lead.

dexter's unpredictable aggressiveness spearheaded Renegades' win

Despite proceedings looking gloomy for Cloud9 with Renegades securing the second half pistol, Johnny "JT" Theodosiou’s troops displayed their resilient mentality as they locked down seven straight rounds, which included multiple clutches, to bring the score back to 10-13. Cloud9 were hot on the Australian’s heels and approaching a level score before a successful 2v2 from dexter and INS stopped Cloud9 in their tracks, with Renegades closing out the next two rounds to take the map with a 16-10 scoreline and set up a Group A winners’ match against BIG.

Matchpage
10
16
24th January 2020
10
Overpass
16
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' GroesbeekSonic 22 - 20 +2 82.7 1.29
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemeryfloppy 19 - 19 0 79.5 1.06
United States Josh 'oSee' OhmoSee 18 - 22 -4 94.7 0.98
United States Ian 'motm' Hardymotm 13 - 21 -8 58.3 0.69
South Africa Johnny 'JT' TheodosiouJT 13 - 22 -9 64.7 0.63
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nongdexter 25 - 19 +6 100.5 1.48
Australia Joshua 'INS' PotterINS 27 - 17 +10 98.5 1.39
Australia Jordan 'Hatz' BajicHatz 19 - 15 +4 82.0 1.17
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta 18 - 19 -1 73.2 1.02
New Zealand Simon 'Sico' WilliamsSico 14 - 15 -1 69.8 0.98

The first Danish derby in a group featuring three Danish teams did not fail to produce an entertaining match as Heroic and MAD Lions opened Dust2 by trading two rounds apiece. The pair of Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen and Fredrik "roeJ" Jørgensen took control of the ensuing rounds with numerous multi-kills to put MAD Lions ahead at 6-3 on the T side. However, a collateral kill from Casper "cadiaN" Møller on the A site wiped out the oppositions’ momentum to allow Heroic to get a foothold in the game, with a further five rounds going in their favour before conceding the final round of the half.

Although Heroic ended the first half with a string of rounds, the team could not overcome their opponents' defence, with MAD Lions picking up four of the opening six rounds in the second half to claim an 11-10 lead. After a series of additional rounds from MAD Lions, a Rasmus "sjuush" Beck triple kill on the B site helped secure map point for the Danes, with a 16-10 scoreline materialising immediately after as Bubzkji finished the map with 27 kills and a 1.69 rating. MAD Lions are now set to face off against another Danish side in North in Group B's winners' match.

Matchpage
10
16
24th January 2020
10
Dust2
16
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 17 - 15 +2 70.7 1.16
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 19 - 19 0 79.9 1.03
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 15 - 22 -7 70.1 0.81
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 13 - 18 -5 54.2 0.77
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP 12 - 19 -7 47.2 0.65
 MAD Lions K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' AndersenBubzkji 27 - 16 +11 123.2 1.69
Denmark Fredrik 'roeJ' JørgensenroeJ 23 - 15 +8 98.1 1.45
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' GyldstrandacoR 19 - 13 +6 69.6 1.20
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' PetersenHUNDEN 12 - 15 -3 37.3 0.86
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Becksjuush 12 - 18 -6 57.5 0.70
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
481
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Australia Joshua 'INS' Potter
Joshua 'INS' Potter
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
708
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
670
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy
Ian 'motm' Hardy
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
478
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.11
Denmark Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
371
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
666
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1030
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Ez for Renegades, YT2ndB
2020-01-24 17:18
Liquid would beat these bobs 5v10 omegalul
2020-01-24 17:18
+1 axaxaxaxaxa
2020-01-24 17:19
Ah yes I remember Liquid winning over Grayhound... wait
2020-01-24 17:47
stfu
2020-01-24 18:01
xaxaxa calm down my mens)
2020-01-24 18:10
Bruh that was one game during a bad slump. Now I’m not gunna talk about ex-Virtus Pro or ARCY...
2020-01-24 18:23
mens... A) I'm fakeflaggin' B) I'm a Liquid fan myself)
2020-01-24 19:02
men))) use liquid flair 😔😔😔
2020-01-24 19:33
mens)))))))) I like many team but GuardiaN flair cuz fav player and F (((
2020-01-24 19:46
#26
 | 
France LeDiplomate 
So triggered lmao
2020-01-24 18:17
HUNDEN > all
2020-01-24 17:18
#3
shaGuar | 
Norway h4rn 
hunden igl god?
2020-01-24 17:18
yes
2020-01-24 17:18
you have to respect what hunden is able to do as igl
2020-01-24 17:28
ez 4 hunden
2020-01-24 17:18
#7
kioShiMa | 
France neibaf 
c9 back?
2020-01-24 17:18
clonline9
2020-01-24 17:18
#10
 | 
Netherlands YanickSDG 
clown9 at it again 🤡
2020-01-24 17:22
God igl hunden
2020-01-24 17:22
NICE
2020-01-24 17:23
wtf
2020-01-24 17:23
#14
pan1K | 
Oceania sergei_ 
malta had no working mic for most of the game gg dreamhack production
2020-01-24 17:24
lol c9
2020-01-24 17:26
Way to go Renegods! YTB
2020-01-24 17:27
Imagine thinking onliners would have a chance playing lan... Just clown9 staff.
2020-01-24 17:36
MAD LIONS #2 DENMARK
2020-01-24 17:42
Obviously, as long as they got GOD HUNDEN in the roster. I mean look at north. Added proper IGL back, instantly rekkin others.
2020-01-24 17:53
That 1.69 rating. Congrats!
2020-01-24 17:45
#23
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United States EmperorTrump 
Imagine being North management and throwing $$$$$ into #3 team in Denmark
2020-01-24 17:58
You mean Norph management
2020-01-24 18:20
lol
2020-01-24 23:13
#33
Maka | 
Russia DiCaprio 
I still think as if jks azr jkaem liazz gratata are in renegades when i see the name renegades
2020-01-25 00:16
Complete waste of time and money by cloud9. This team is fringe top 30. They would have been better getting the greyhound/now rng roster which gives them a near guarantee of getting into majors every time.
2020-01-25 03:17
xD
2020-01-25 12:53
MAD Lions did awesome. Next big thing coming!!
2020-01-30 21:39
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