MAD Lions secure upper bracket final appearance over Cloud9

MAD Lions were able to beat Cloud9 in two maps after taking the latter's map pick, Inferno, in triple overtime before closing it out on Nuke to advance to the upper bracket final.

MAD Lions and Cloud9 faced off in a match that pitted two of the top four teams from the Flashpoint 1 group stage, with the Danes favored as they reached 150 points across the first two phases to Cloud9’s 125. After winning a triple-overtime map on C9's pick, it was the Danes who were able to proceed through the upper bracket after a 16-7 on Nuke, sending their opponents to face Orgless in the lower bracket.

Inferno kicked off with MAD Lions taking the first three rounds on the CT side after a pistol round in which Fredrik "⁠roeJ⁠" Jørgensen downed three with USP headshots. Doubles by Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery and Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm put Cloud9 on the board, and the American-South African team brought it back to an even 3-3. Back-and-forth rounds made it 5-5 before the Danes were able to take control as Rasmus "⁠sjuush⁠" Beck downed five players in two rounds to help his team secure a 10-5 lead at the half.

Doubles by Asger "⁠AcilioN⁠" Larsen and roeJ inched MAD Lions closed to match point after the second pistol round, as they made it 12-5 before the first big buy, but Cloud9 made a contest of it snowballing on the CT side with oSee and Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek taking charge in a double AWP setup. Aggressive miss plays by Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou and floppy against an eco helped MAD Lions make it 14-12. Cloud9 were able to straighten the ship and hit match point, but were unable to seal the deal as the Danes forced overtime.

sjuush made crucial plays on Inferno to take the first map

MAD Lions and Cloud9 then squabbled back-and-forth in three overtimes, all of which MAD Lions made map point, but it wasn’t until the last of the three that they were able to close it out thanks to an A-site defense by sjuush, AcilioN and Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen that allowed them to hit 25-23 on Cloud9’s pick.

Cloud9 were able to take not only the CT pistol round and anti-eco, but they also won the bonus round to make it 3-0. MAD Lions were finally able to get on the board and make it 1-4 after an eco, doubling the following round thanks to a 1vs2 clutch by Bubzkji in a B-site afterplant situation. Despite the slow start, the Danish team was able to turn the half around and went on to take a 9-6 lead at the half after winning the last six rounds before switching sides.

Cloud9 went for a fast play down to the B bombsite to plant, but were unable to defend the 4vs4 situation as MAD Lions hit double digits. The majority-American squad were able to convert on their first buy round, but were quickly denied a second round as the Danes inched closer to match point, 12-7. AcilioN and company then hit 13-7 against a forcebuy and made it to 14 on an anti-eco after which they carried the momentum to a 16-7 win.

Flashpoint 1Best of 3
Matchpage
2
0
12th April 2020
25
Inferno
23
16
Nuke
7
 MAD Lions K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' AndersenBubzkji 59 - 47 +12 95.7 1.38
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Becksjuush 54 - 42 +12 84.2 1.28
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' GyldstrandacoR 54 - 42 +12 70.9 1.15
Denmark Fredrik 'roeJ' JørgensenroeJ 44 - 39 +5 69.9 1.12
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' LarsenAcilioN 42 - 42 0 58.9 0.96
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' GroesbeekSonic 67 - 46 +21 93.7 1.34
United States Josh 'oSee' OhmoSee 45 - 47 -2 62.8 0.95
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemeryfloppy 34 - 55 -21 67.4 0.80
South Africa Johnny 'JT' TheodosiouJT 35 - 52 -17 56.2 0.69
United States Ian 'motm' Hardymotm 31 - 54 -23 47.8 0.65
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
Denmark Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
497
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
607
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
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
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
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 Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
746
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
first wtf
2020-04-12 21:53
3 replies
#4
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Europe maglebagle
EZ4ML in this t3 tournament! Only one game lost, which was first ever game with this line up. Now they just 2-0 everyone.
2020-04-12 21:54
2 replies
#12
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Austria shaak!
let's goooooooo
2020-04-12 22:03
cant wait to see ML getting a reality check from the tier 5 powerhouse mibr
2020-04-12 22:55
tier 3 event but good result for MAD Lions
2020-04-12 21:54
4 replies
#16
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Denmark Notallama
Well, so far the "tier3" event has had some more interesting games to watch than Pro League. Maybe it's because they are more used to online games, but better games nonetheless.
2020-04-12 22:26
2 replies
ESL Pro League > Flashpoint
2020-04-12 22:28
1 reply
#19
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India X3pHyR
Occasionally Flashpoint >EPL BUT EPL IS GOAT
2020-04-12 22:42
#24
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Finland OGx
OG #1
2020-04-13 09:31
#3
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Europe maglebagle
So freaking EZ4ML. T3 tournament.
2020-04-12 21:54
#5
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United Kingdom replicanoob
wh o
2020-04-12 21:54
who cars
2020-04-12 21:54
2 replies
#17
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Denmark Notallama
you do apparently
2020-04-12 22:27
1 reply
#25
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Finland OGx
hahahhahahahhahah kek
2020-04-13 09:32
#7
PAGO | 
Poland Kazk
mAD LiOnS wIIL BE shit wiTHout Hunden
2020-04-12 21:55
#8
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South Africa Ston3Cold
Damn Cloud9, hoped you guys could pull this one off. Pity about Inferno, if it was a 3 map affair, result might have been different. Nonetheless, good run in the end. Better luck next time :)
2020-04-12 21:59
1 reply
true. Inferno was some sweaty shit, almost died
2020-04-12 22:11
CL OMEGALUL UD9
2020-04-12 22:02
#14
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Norway Phancy11
It was obviuos that hunden shouldve been kicked if team want to develop further. I mean he did his job, brought team from tier 999 to solid tier 2, but you cant move higher with 0.80 rating. Sad but true.
2020-04-12 22:13
1 reply
very true, it was needed and AcilioN is good
2020-04-12 22:14
#21
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Poland SebL
Good game by MAD Lions. They really can make TOP 10 soon. As for Cloud9 they lack a leadership, i don't think they will keep a TOP 30 spot.
2020-04-12 22:51
noice!
2020-04-13 02:03
"Acor- the overlooked talent"
2020-04-13 10:33
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