Cloud9 knock Orgless out of Flashpoint 1 to set up lower bracket final against HAVU

Cloud9 have booked a spot against HAVU in the lower bracket final of Flashpoint 1 after seeing to the elimination of Orgless in a three-map series.

Cloud9 fought for survival against Orgless, looking to make up for a loss to MAD Lions in the upper bracket semi-finals on Sunday, a series which had seen them fall to the Danish roster in triple overtime on Inferno before conceding a loss on Nuke. Orgless had found themselves knocked down to the lower bracket after falling to MIBR in a three-map series, setting up a clash between the two North American squads for a spot in the lower bracket final.

A stellar showing from Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery was not enough for Cloud9 to battle back on Orgless's pick of Nuke, with the 20-year-old mustering 32 frags in a narrow 14-16 loss to open the series. Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou's side answered back on their own pick of Train, defeating Pujan "⁠FNS⁠" Mehta and company 16-10 with a solid showing on the offense to force a series decider of Inferno. There, Orgless were able to gain early control thanks to a pair of 1vs3 clutches by Matthew "⁠WARDELL⁠" Yu, but control of the latter portion of the map belonged to Cloud9 thanks to strong showings from floppy and Ian "⁠motm⁠" Hardy to close out the series.

floppy ended the series with a 1.33 rating

Orgless got off to a flying start on their pick of Nuke, sustaining against a stellar showing from floppy as Yassine "⁠Subroza⁠" Taoufik and Gage "⁠Infinite⁠" Green took it in turns to pick apart the Cloud9 defense. Although they dealt considerable damage to the Orgless economy in the opening rounds, it was not until they trailed 2-7 that Cloud9 really got the ball rolling, breaking the bank of FNS and company to claw back to a 7-8 scoreline at the break.

A USP-S quad kill from WARDELL kept Orgless in the lead as the second half got underway, allowing the team to maintain control over Cloud9 as they won six of the ensuing eight rounds, granting them match point at 15-9. JT's troops made an effort to fight for overtime, with Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek finding four frags and securing a 1vs3 clutch to keep his team in the running, but Cloud9 fell short at the final hurdle as Subroza and FNS found two frags apiece in round 30 to edge out the map win for their side.

A 2-0 lead for Orgless to kick off Train was quickly left by the wayside as Cloud9 arrived in full force on their map pick. A first gun round victory gave the American roster the opening to double the score of Orgless before a response was issued, with Infinite clutching a 1vs3 to grant his team their third round win. Two additional triple kills from Infinite aided Orgless in an effort to tie the scoreline at 5-5, but from there, Cloud9 reigned supreme, converting a 3vs5 eco round into a victory before finding the final four of the half to lead 10-5.

A pistol win for Cloud9 was swiftly answered upon by WARDELL, who took down three of his opponents to give Orgless a lifeline on the offense. The two teams grappled for control, with Cloud9 making it up to thirteen rounds and FNS and company securing three to reside on double digits, but in the end it was triple kill rounds from JT, floppy, and motm that sealed the fate of Orgless as Cloud9 claimed a final string of rounds for a 16-10 map victory.

motm came to life late in the series to take it over the line

The decider of Inferno began with Orgless assuming the lead, running up a 6-2 scoreline thanks in part to a handful of banana entry frags from Subroza and a crucial 1vs3 clutch from WARDELL. Much like on Nuke, it was floppy who stepped up to put Cloud9 in contention once again, defending the A site with a quad kill to help his team begin clawing back. An additional four frags from the 20-year-old in an effort to recover a 3vs5 was not enough as WARDELL clutched another 1vs3 to keep Orgless in the lead, but floppy kept Cloud9 within one round of their opposition by closing out the half with yet another quad kill round.

Subroza answered floppy's efforts in the second half pistol round, taking down four Cloud9 players to grant his team initial control on the CT side. motm got rolling in a force-buy from Cloud9, gunning down three to swing momentum into the favour of the American-South African roster. From there, Cloud9 remained in control, with motm and Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm stepping up alongside floppy to only concede two additional rounds on the road to a 16-11 victory.

Flashpoint 1Best of 3
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13th April 2020
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Nuke
14
10
Train
16
11
Inferno
16
 Orgless K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
68 - 49 +19 77.5 1.28
54 - 55 -1 74.0 1.10
49 - 52 -3 70.6 1.04
44 - 57 -13 59.0 0.84
47 - 63 -16 66.1 0.84
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
76 - 54 +22 98.3 1.33
63 - 54 +9 79.6 1.13
46 - 42 +4 58.6 1.05
49 - 52 -3 65.8 1.03
42 - 61 -19 57.3 0.78
Canada Matthew 'WARDELL' Yu
Matthew 'WARDELL' Yu
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
604
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
607
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
590
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
491
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy
Ian 'motm' Hardy
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
513
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
569
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
948
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green
Gage 'Infinite' Green
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
496
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
Canada Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
618
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
weak C9 going home tomorrow. deserved
2020-04-14 02:34
#4
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Brazil lcb12
easy for clown 9
2020-04-14 02:34
#6
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Japan Yuukek
just na cs, there’s nothing to add
2020-04-14 02:35
1 reply
#30
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Brazil Karlogaria
Perfect
2020-04-14 04:30
#7
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United States noCap
Floppy only good against bad teams
2020-04-14 02:37
2 replies
#9
ZywOo | 
United States Frotha
Not really
2020-04-14 02:40
1 reply
#40
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United States noCap
better than JT at least
2020-04-14 10:42
#11
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United States WilsonDS
Floppy OP
2020-04-14 02:41
#13
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Brazil nakTriceps
now goodbye HAVU?
2020-04-14 02:48
11 replies
Delusional?
2020-04-14 02:55
10 replies
#15
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Finland Cucumber))
yes he's delusional HAVUJA let's go
2020-04-14 02:58
3 replies
#17
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Brazil nakTriceps
are u dumb?
2020-04-14 03:04
2 replies
#18
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Finland Cucumber))
yes i am. but i think HAVU will win against C9
2020-04-14 03:06
1 reply
#19
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Brazil nakTriceps
me too. I think it´ll be 2-1 for HAVU.
2020-04-14 03:07
#16
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Brazil nakTriceps
? I only made a question. I prefer HAVU to make the event better.
2020-04-14 03:04
5 replies
Thats just fucking dumb question. Its like you didnt watch the event at all.
2020-04-14 13:25
4 replies
#48
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Brazil nakTriceps
Clearly I watched this event more than u, kid. HAVU is a better team, but upsets can happen, dumbkid.
2020-04-14 16:18
3 replies
Not when team difference is this big you dumb kid
2020-04-14 16:48
2 replies
#50
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Brazil nakTriceps
Even the odds are closed. HAVU can feel the presure if lose first map, for example. There are many factors in a CS event with a lot of money that can make difference. So, wake up and learn.
2020-04-14 16:55
1 reply
Delusional kid
2020-04-14 18:08
Gonna be really ez for HAVU, clown9 zero chance against Ukko Perkele Gods, HAVU soon top10
2020-04-14 03:25
2 replies
#31
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Brazil Karlogaria
HAVU will absolutely destroy Clown9
2020-04-14 04:30
HAVU>ENCE
2020-04-14 10:20
#23
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Romania b0jack
lumea doarme eu n-am somn
2020-04-14 03:36
no chance vs HAVU
2020-04-14 03:43
wardell mad AF...LOL...
2020-04-14 04:25
1 reply
#47
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Finland Smoonah
Good, now stay orgless
2020-04-14 15:58
EZ C9 BEST NA TEAM
2020-04-14 04:30
oSee_NoSee
2020-04-14 05:27
ez 4 the boys
2020-04-14 07:55
Havu will destroy clown9
2020-04-14 08:17
1 reply
#36
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Japan pawbeast
Most possible But i hope finnish lose finally
2020-04-14 09:16
GOD FLOPPY
2020-04-14 10:26
Cloud9 is the kind of team, that with some changes could have great potential, but without changes they most likely won't move forward. As for Orgless they are playing really well, i think they should stay together and search for an org.
2020-04-14 12:33
2 replies
#43
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Romania Kubassafe
what changes?
2020-04-14 13:17
1 reply
-JT +freakazoid freakazoid is a very good leader, he is experienced, and he is also well fragging. JT just doesn't seem to be it.
2020-04-14 15:47
Poor wardell tried so hard but it wasn't enough. GG
2020-04-14 13:11
Clown9 always getting worst in theyr lineups pick 2 really bad African player Floppy and oSee good motm overrated and baiter
2020-04-14 14:55
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