Cloud9 overcome FunPlus Phoenix at Flashpoint

Finishing off the third day of Flashpoint 1, Cloud9 bounced back from a loss on Nuke and took wins on Train and Inferno to secure the 2-1 win over FunPlus Phoenix.

Despite a 3-0 start on the CT side of Nuke, Cloud9 didn't have a great first half in the series against FunPlus Phoenix. Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller's double in the first rifle round set up his team for a strong T side on their map pick, with eight rounds in a row going their way (8-3). Ian "⁠motm⁠" Hardy and Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek combined in a 2v3 to get their first rifle round of the game, but the Danes powered on to a 11-4 lead before switching to CT.

A much-needed pistol win started Cloud9's comeback on the T side as they went on a five-round winning streak, mainly focusing on the ramp area (11-9). Just when they were looking to equalize the scoreline, Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer's team organized their defenses and extended their lead once again. At 13-9, Sonic pulled off an impressive 1v5 clutch, but that wasn't enough to inspire the rest of the team and they ended up conceding a 16-10 defeat.

floppy had an outstanding game on Train

Cloud9's fast-paced T-side approach was causing issues to FunPlus Phoenix, and combined with their 4-0 start on Train, gave the North American side the upper-hand in the economy game throughout the first half. With a 19K-6D scoreline, Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery was leading the charge for his team as Cloud9 finished the half 10-5 up.

The North American side continued their perfect pistol round record in the series by securing the one on the CT side of Train and cleaned up the force-buy attempt to reach 14-6. Then, cadiaN's heroics with the Deagle gave FunPlus Phoenix a lifeline and the AWPer carried that form to push his team to 15-15 and force overtime.

Both teams were flawless on their defenses in the first set of added rounds (18-18), forcing OT2 where Cloud9 were able to find some form on the offense again and close out the map, 22-20.

Snappi was the only FPX player to manage more than 10 frags on Inferno

FunPlus Phoenix's first pistol win of the series was followed up by an anti-eco blunder which allowed Cloud9 to take the early on the CT side of Inferno, 6-2. An A site lockdown extended their advantage and the winning streak reached five before the Danes found a quick opening into B (8-3).

Nevertheless, Cloud9 kept their composure in tight rounds and finished the half with an impressive, 12-3 lead. Overwhelming the B bombsite proved to be the recipe for success in the T pistol for Cloud9 who were on the edge of a series victory shortly (14-3), and converted on the lead to secure their first series win at Flashpoint.

Flashpoint 1Best of 3
Matchpage
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2
15th March 2020
16
Nuke
10
20
Train
22
3
Inferno
16
 FunPlus Phoenix K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
64 - 56 +8 74.2 1.09
60 - 68 -8 85.0 1.04
49 - 64 -15 65.6 0.93
53 - 62 -9 71.1 0.92
52 - 64 -12 64.9 0.84
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
70 - 54 +16 94.3 1.35
71 - 55 +16 78.5 1.23
64 - 49 +15 78.9 1.14
59 - 58 +1 63.9 1.03
50 - 62 -12 63.1 0.92
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
704
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
621
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1268
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy
Ian 'motm' Hardy
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
627
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
ezzzz for the boys
2020-03-16 02:18
4 replies
No renegades/100thieves here
2020-03-16 08:00
2 replies
#51
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New Zealand ^Roo^
+1
2020-03-16 10:02
#68
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United States Rabbit_
+1
2020-03-16 16:12
+1
2020-03-17 02:55
ok
2020-03-16 02:18
#8
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Bolivia izukuboi
lmao
2020-03-16 02:19
EZ against big noob cadian
2020-03-16 02:19
1 reply
Eh cadian god
2020-03-16 09:13
#11
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Europe BEAR_XD
Cloud9 CLASSIC Win at inferno
2020-03-16 02:20
3 replies
#22
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India X3pHyR
C9 plays and third map inferno means it's an instant win
2020-03-16 02:37
2 replies
Hahah can’t beat history
2020-03-16 04:13
1 reply
#64
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India X3pHyR
+1
2020-03-16 12:51
Good showing from C9!
2020-03-16 02:21
so ez 4 floppy vs trash fpx LMAO theyre a disgrace to danish cs
2020-03-16 02:22
5 replies
#24
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India X3pHyR
You do realise North exists right?
2020-03-16 02:38
4 replies
north at least wins dh opens
2020-03-16 02:40
3 replies
#27
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United States B0b3rT
North couldn’t even get invited
2020-03-16 02:51
2 replies
Teams dont get invited, they Pay to attend. NT 0/8
2020-03-16 10:08
1 reply
#67
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United States B0b3rT
Than there poor as hell cause they don’t win anything
2020-03-16 15:32
GODFLOPPY
2020-03-16 02:23
ex-Heroic really went down the shitter in 2020 holy crap
2020-03-16 02:25
Heroic player like utter trash without brain
2020-03-16 02:26
Damn feels bad man! Wp to C9, they played amazing on inferno!
2020-03-16 02:32
3 replies
Riccardo good, verstappen bad
2020-03-16 03:17
2 replies
-1
2020-03-16 11:40
+1 RICC THICC
2020-03-16 14:28
good investment for FPX kekw haha
2020-03-16 02:33
EZ #C9WIN
2020-03-16 02:34
#23
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Hungary Glng
TOP 14 TEAM BTW KEKW
2020-03-16 02:38
ez4doinb
2020-03-16 02:59
The name is different but the team is same as it was before, trash t3
2020-03-16 03:06
Hahahahaha Funny phoenix
2020-03-16 03:52
who watches this shit?
2020-03-16 05:48
4 replies
#36
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World Beard43
I think people stuck at home, was a close game I guess.
2020-03-16 06:22
3 replies
Nah, when did he fucking ask?
2020-03-16 06:29
2 replies
#41
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Korea Damianlee
Suck a dick dude, chill out
2020-03-16 07:02
1 reply
Okay bro sorry
2020-03-16 07:04
#37
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Vietnam musiXpond
Lol keep up JT :<
2020-03-16 06:28
i watched train, they played really bad lol. how could fpx lost that game tbh
2020-03-16 08:07
1 reply
#63
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Yugoslavia seeeed
C9 took out the tripple awp setup in double OT lmfao
2020-03-16 12:11
#45
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Denmark ChirosK
No suprice really.. FPP is easily to be considered ranking fifth among Danish teams atm.
2020-03-16 08:17
#46
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Denmark Menterx
Damn danish cs sucks atm...
2020-03-16 08:26
1 reply
IKR every danish team lost their opener at flashpoint
2020-03-16 10:12
#47
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Serbia bra1np
Its so funny to wqtch the match on twitch. Its nuke, cloud9 losing, everybody was laughing like Hahaha clown9, who sign these bots. After comeback for them - Hahaha funny phoenix etc. Very interesting 😂
2020-03-16 08:30
4 replies
#50
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Hungary Shiron212
lol 😂
2020-03-16 09:19
#52
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Iran oldHabit
That's exactly how stupid twitch chat is. Never give a fuck about it
2020-03-16 10:02
1 reply
#54
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Serbia bra1np
True, but I like those guys really. So funny to watch with such a bad comments. Btw NICE JOB CLOUD9, keep going!
2020-03-16 10:04
The same logic applies for hltv
2020-03-16 10:44
#49
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Hungary Shiron212
I didn't expect this at all gj
2020-03-16 09:19
Shit logo anyway, looks like some asian shitty team. Heroic looks better.
2020-03-16 10:04
#57
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Poland Czari10
100% fixed
2020-03-16 10:25
Didn't see the last map but damn ... 3 rounds on Inferno ? Did they tilt completely after losing Train or something? What a disappointment for FPX.
2020-03-16 10:44
2 replies
#60
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Serbia bra1np
No tilt, just their luck left, timings were bad and that's it. Cloud9 has a way better aim, for sure.
2020-03-16 10:57
1 reply
I see. Well 3 rounds on a map that every team should know how to play fairly decent is just crazy.
2020-03-16 10:59
gg
2020-03-16 15:05
well this is kind of suprise for me i know sonic is decent player on C9 but rest nonames
2020-03-16 19:07
nice, glad they got it down.
2020-03-17 01:28
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