Cloud9 to Flashpoint upper semi-finals over Gen.G

Cloud9 secured a spot in the upper bracket semi-finals of Flashpoint 1 after prevailing 2-0 over Gen.G with wins on Vertigo and Nuke.

The Gen.G trio of Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele, Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta, and Kenneth "⁠koosta⁠" Suen were unable to find success in their first match against their former organisation, with Cloud9 taking the win in a two-map series to set up a semi-final clash against MAD Lions. Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou and company entered the series looking to make up for a flat showing against HAVU in the Phase 2 Group A final, in which they had fallen in overtime on their pick of Vertigo before being trounced on Mirage.

Cloud9 looked determined to make good on that effort as they kicked off Vertigo with a solid lead, but a resurgence from Gen.G kept the scoreline close throughout the map as the two teams grappled for control, with Cloud9 needing overtime to edge out the win. Nuke unfolded in similar fashion as, after posting a 13-6 lead, Cloud9 struggled to close things out on the T side, requiring 29 rounds to eventually take the win.

Cloud9 will take on MAD Lions in the upper bracket semi-finals

Cloud9 were quick to pull ahead as their pick of Vertigo got underway, looking in better form on the map than in their previous efforts as they won opening duels against daps' troops for the first six rounds to take an early lead on the offense. Gen.G's first round came off the back of a 2vs4 recovery by autimatic and Hansel "⁠BnTeT⁠" Ferdinand, and from there, the team composed themselves, only conceding one additional round to a quad kill from Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek as they rallied back to narrowly pull ahead 8-7 at the break.

The forces of Ian "⁠motm⁠" Hardy and JT combined to grant Cloud9 a win in their CT pistol, with the team converting the ensuing anti-eco to steal away the lead before Gen.G were able to respond, securing six of the next seven rounds to once again pull ahead 14-10. Three kills from JT put Cloud9 back in contention, with motm and Sonic securing multi-kills of their own in the following rounds to help tie the scoreline at 14-14. Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery came to life as a crucial quad kill helped his team secure map point, but koosta fought back with three frags of his own to force overtime.

There, Cloud9 reigned supreme on the defense, winning all three rounds before a 1vs5 ace clutch from koosta following the side swap denied JT's side a shutout. Still, Cloud9 held strong, dropping one additional round before edging out the win.

Cloud9 maintained momentum as Nuke got underway, grabbing a 4-0 lead before Gen.G got on the board, coming out on top of a back-and-forth battle for control to post five of their own. Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm's AWP and multi-kills from motm and floppy swung momentum back in the favour of Cloud9, allowing the roster to keep Gen.G at bay for the latter portion of the first half and post a 10-5 lead at the break.

A pistol win for Gen.G was quickly overshadowed as a force-buy from Cloud9 put JT and company in control, seeing them move up to a 13-6 scoreline before Gen.G began to claw back. Although seven of the ensuing eight rounds went their way, Gen.G were unable to take the lead as Cloud9 found their footing at the end of the map, fighting back in a 3vs5 in round 29 to take home the win and send their opponents to the lower bracket of the double-elimination playoffs.

Flashpoint 1Best of 3
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9th April 2020
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Vertigo
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Nuke
13
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Josh 'oSee' OhmoSee 48 - 38 +10 81.6 1.26
United States Ian 'motm' Hardymotm 50 - 42 +8 82.4 1.15
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' GroesbeekSonic 44 - 40 +4 73.5 1.11
South Africa Johnny 'JT' TheodosiouJT 41 - 41 0 67.3 0.99
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemeryfloppy 40 - 44 -4 71.0 0.95
 Gen.G K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 47 - 46 +1 83.4 1.21
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' FerdinandBnTeT 38 - 40 -2 68.0 1.03
United States Sam 's0m' Ohs0m 42 - 45 -3 74.8 1.01
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 41 - 47 -6 60.4 0.89
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 36 - 45 -9 54.3 0.83
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
716
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
699
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
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
1023
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy
Ian 'motm' Hardy
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
622
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
681
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
874
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.15
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1122
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Clown9
2020-04-10 00:45
13 replies
#2
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Israel Sonnabend
+1
2020-04-10 00:45
#3
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Denmark devnr1
+1
2020-04-10 00:45
+1
2020-04-10 00:46
+1
2020-04-10 00:47
1 reply
#9
ZywOo | 
United States Frotha
-1
2020-04-10 00:53
Fan of teams BIG
2020-04-10 00:53
4 replies
#18
k1to | 
Germany BadBro
Fan of team: C9
2020-04-10 00:57
3 replies
:( Content
2020-04-10 01:00
#21
ropz | 
United States VadeCS
C9 1 major BIG 0 major
2020-04-10 01:02
1 reply
#55
k1to | 
Germany BadBro
This roaster of C9 0 Trophies! BIG 1 Trophie!
2020-04-10 12:39
+1
2020-04-10 01:17
#38
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Canada miniwheat
+1
2020-04-10 04:27
#49
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Finland R3L1C
+1
2020-04-10 08:52
Daps plz
2020-04-10 00:46
rare W for clown9
2020-04-10 00:46
1 reply
Common L for geng
2020-04-10 00:54
nobody cars both team are trash
2020-04-10 00:48
1 reply
#45
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Ukraine Dert38
yeah you would push only for your "patriotic" trash
2020-04-10 07:31
#10
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Netherlands itsm
Daps playing with 113 ping what u expect
2020-04-10 00:49
4 replies
Daps playing with 213 ping what u expect
2020-04-10 00:51
nt daps
2020-04-10 00:55
is daps with a fake account ahahahaahaha xDDDD
2020-04-10 01:44
#33
faveN | 
Israel wetz
80
2020-04-10 02:43
Bntet underwhelming thus far, overrated polish player
2020-04-10 00:50
9 replies
#15
ropz | 
Canada Dash_
no polish #1 player, Israel scene can't compete against bntet
2020-04-10 00:55
8 replies
Anarkez besterest
2020-04-10 01:03
5 replies
#23
ropz | 
Canada Dash_
bntet prob has earned more than Israel's scene
2020-04-10 01:03
4 replies
Ok leaf men stop it xurts
2020-04-10 01:04
2 replies
#26
ropz | 
Canada Dash_
the truth hurts
2020-04-10 01:05
1 reply
Not really it's just in the wrong hole
2020-04-10 01:06
#35
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Australia csRIOTgo
+1 LOL
2020-04-10 03:05
#48
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Romania Xyst
I see a lot of people saying bntet is polish is that a joke?
2020-04-10 07:49
1 reply
Yup
2020-04-10 09:16
#17
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United Kingdom TC10
ah I see cloud9 > cloud9
2020-04-10 00:55
what a shitshow
2020-04-10 01:01
#24
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Sweden Fizze
Nice c9
2020-04-10 01:04
"Tenz was the problem" I aren't think that
2020-04-10 01:38
did s0m give an early GG this match?
2020-04-10 02:15
#32
FalleN | 
Brazil KFS
-daps +tarik
2020-04-10 02:41
2 replies
Tarik won't join this shitty team
2020-04-10 18:18
Tarik won't join this shitty team
2020-04-10 18:18
#34
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Poland SebL
Imagine Cloud9 with some more experienced leader. And Gen.G should swap daps role to coach, and find some better fragging IGL. Both of these teams aren't playing well atm.
2020-04-10 02:43
7 replies
#36
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Australia csRIOTgo
stanislaw incoming LUL
2020-04-10 03:06
6 replies
#54
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Poland SebL
Would be good, but no chance for him to join. I would try freakazoid.
2020-04-10 12:20
Stanislaw won't join this shitty team
2020-04-10 18:19
4 replies
#61
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Australia csRIOTgo
I was just jking, who wants snakeislaw anyway...
2020-04-11 03:31
3 replies
Stanislaw > whole Noob.G
2020-04-12 06:36
2 replies
#63
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Australia csRIOTgo
ok p1mple
2020-04-13 02:28
1 reply
Ok Noob.G
2020-04-13 07:50
#37
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United States caliprep
Fucking gen.g. Fly daps ass back to Los Angeles to the HQ if his ping is such an issue
2020-04-10 03:14
well all in teams against gen g , instant moneyyyy
2020-04-10 04:51
Way too ez for the best NA team
2020-04-10 05:10
1 reply
#46
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Ukraine Dert38
way too lucky they are so bad
2020-04-10 07:32
Floppy had a bad game and GENG still lose LUL
2020-04-10 05:12
3 replies
#42
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Indonesia lumayan
Bad game vs bad ping? Lol what a statement
2020-04-10 05:53
2 replies
4 players had the same ping as C9 and daps performed like his normal self hltv.org/stats/players/8521/daps
2020-04-10 06:01
1 reply
#51
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Indonesia lumayan
If u watch the game live, u can see some fail kill by daps because of the delay spray of kriegs... but... yea whatever
2020-04-10 10:02
Bntet disappointing so far.
2020-04-10 06:10
Unlucky for Tyloo and daps.
2020-04-10 07:46
Great
2020-04-10 11:08
c9 <3 sa gods
2020-04-10 17:26
Top 15 kekw XD
2020-04-10 18:21
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