Gen.G prevail in rematch against Cloud9; to Road to Rio grand final

Gen.G made up for a group stage loss to Cloud9 in the North American division of ESL One: Road to Rio as they prevailed 2-1 in their semi-final rematch, earning a place in the grand final.

Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele, Kenneth "⁠koosta⁠" Suen, and Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta met their former organization for the second time in ESL One: Road to Rio, having lost their previous encounter with Cloud9 during the group stage following losses on Nuke and Inferno.

This time around, Gen.G chose to swap out Nuke for Vertigo, although the change in map proved to bear no fruit for daps' side midway through the series. A relatively one-sided win on Inferno for Gen.G gave way to a 13-7 lead on Vertigo, but Cloud9 proved resilient on the T side to rally back and force a Train decider. There, Gen.G reigned supreme, making short work of Cloud9 to advance to the grand final, where they now await the winner of the second semi-final between FURIA and Liquid.

autimatic's AWP found crucial openings for Gen.G in the series

A USP-S triple from autimatic kicked things off for Gen.G on Inferno, but it was Cloud9 who claimed an early lead as an ensuing AK and MAC-10 force-buy gave them entry to the B site, allowing them to take control from the hands of their opponents for a 3-1 lead. Three frags from Hansel "⁠BnTeT⁠" Ferdinand helped Gen.G recover a 2vs3 post-plant situation to get their second round on the board, and from there, the two teams traded back and forth, with Gen.G narrowly pulling ahead 8-7 by the end of the half.

koosta and company maintained momentum following the side swap, securing the second half pistol and three ensuing rounds to push up to a 12-7 scoreline. Cloud9 fought back to post their eighth, but the trio of daps, autimatic, and koosta combined to recover an 3vs5 in the next round, swinging momentum back in the favour of Gen.G to quickly close things out, 16-10.

Multi-kills from koosta helped Gen.G close out Inferno

Gen.G's map pick of Vertigo was next up, where an early lead went the way of daps' troops as another pistol win allowed them four rounds to start the map. A Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery triple gave Cloud9 their first on the defense, and further multi-kills from Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek and Ian "⁠motm⁠" Hardy helped them add to their tally and take the lead from Gen.G at 5-4. Cloud9's narrow edge was swiftly stolen away as BnTeT clutched a 1vs3, with Gen.G continuing to abuse the CTs to post a 9-6 scoreline at the break.

The series seemed set to be a short affair as Gen.G continued in their winning ways, securing four of the first five rounds in the second half to lead 13-7. Once Cloud9 had rifles in their hands however, Gen.G's defenses melted away, with Cloud9 abusing the A bombsite round after round to win nine rounds in a row and steal the victory from the grasps of Gen.G to force a Train decider.

Multi-kills from Sonic, motm, autimatic, and BnTeT resulted in a brawl to kick off the final map of the series, leaving the two teams tied up at 4-4 early on. The battle of attrition was finally won by Gen.G, who used Cloud9's decimated financial situation to dominate for the majority of rounds that remained in the half, posting a 10-5 scoreline heading into the side swap. Gen.G's T side proved to have far more of a bite than Cloud9's as daps and company made short work of the American-South African roster, giving up only one additional round before closing out the series with a 16-6 map win.

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Inferno
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Vertigo
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Train
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 Gen.G K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 67 - 43 +24 86.4 1.39
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' FerdinandBnTeT 56 - 53 +3 75.0 1.09
United States Sam 's0m' Ohs0m 46 - 51 -5 77.3 1.02
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 50 - 49 +1 68.0 0.99
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 42 - 46 -4 69.1 0.91
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' GroesbeekSonic 54 - 53 +1 76.5 1.09
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemeryfloppy 48 - 51 -3 69.0 1.04
United States Ian 'motm' Hardymotm 48 - 48 0 65.3 0.98
South Africa Johnny 'JT' TheodosiouJT 49 - 56 -7 72.3 0.96
United States Josh 'oSee' OhmoSee 43 - 55 -12 67.5 0.88
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
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
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 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
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
#1
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North America ProudNAfan
Ez FOR NA AS ALWAYS
2020-05-09 01:39
1 reply
#3
ZywOo | 
United States Frotha
WP Auti, Feelsbadman
2020-05-09 01:39
EZ
2020-05-09 01:39
3 replies
#41
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Indonesia lumayan
Daps 100 ping still ez lolol
2020-05-09 03:02
2 replies
#67
tarik | 
Indonesia ro2a
dude i see you in every Gen.G news or topic kalau kt org overproud wkwkw
2020-05-09 09:50
#88
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Indonesia Gorenga
Bntet fanboy yes gan
2020-05-09 22:52
who
2020-05-09 01:39
autimatic is back baby
2020-05-09 01:40
2 replies
daddy is back
2020-05-09 07:22
he was awping mostly not rifling
2020-05-09 19:31
#6
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Netherlands itsm
Major winner impact
2020-05-09 01:40
OLD AUTI
2020-05-09 01:40
auti my man
2020-05-09 01:40
Imagine FINAL LIQUID VS GENG INSANE! LIQUID NEVER PLAYED GENG
2020-05-09 01:40
20 replies
#11
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North America SLGam1ng
yea i really want to see liquid vs gen.g but unfortunately furia will probs win against liquid
2020-05-09 01:41
19 replies
hope no Liquid show some promise against 100T
2020-05-09 01:42
7 replies
Let's be honest here, it's not even going to be a match because FURIA are just that good.
2020-05-09 01:48
6 replies
Liquid getting better and better in playoffs
2020-05-09 01:49
5 replies
FURIA getting better ((in general)(already)(always))
2020-05-09 01:50
4 replies
#27
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Armenia TiBoN29
Cuz Furia better in online
2020-05-09 01:51
3 replies
#42
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Indonesia lumayan
+1
2020-05-09 03:02
+11111111 furia choke last lan on blast premier
2020-05-09 08:26
#78
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Brazil nakTriceps
I think it´s momentum, really. On lan they already beat very good teams on BO3´s, like vitality, g2, astralis etc. Fnatic one time I think, too
2020-05-09 15:40
Gen.G raped Furia before but hopefully they can do it once more.
2020-05-09 01:43
10 replies
#34
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United States Hubterbean
Furia are online af so they will probably win
2020-05-09 02:06
#43
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Indonesia lumayan
But... daps ping is 100 lol
2020-05-09 03:02
1 reply
Good thing he is usually useless fragwise then. Won't alter their chances
2020-05-09 12:00
gen.g raped furia on lan
2020-05-09 05:39
6 replies
#63
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Singapore Jaredlkj
+1
2020-05-09 08:26
#79
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Brazil nakTriceps
Another times... Now all players know how GenG plays. Just remember that MIBR stomped GenG 3 times on Flashpoint. 3 fucking BO3´s.
2020-05-09 15:41
4 replies
lol imagine losing to gen.g in a grand final.
2020-05-09 17:16
3 replies
#89
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Brazil nakTriceps
Yep. No way. So ez furia
2020-05-09 23:16
2 replies
Furia never beat gen.g
2020-05-09 23:38
1 reply
#92
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Brazil nakTriceps
No upset today. 32-20
2020-05-10 19:50
nice
2020-05-09 01:41
Called. it EZ.
2020-05-09 01:42
es for autimatic, he has been on point lately
2020-05-09 01:43
BnTeT auti PogChamp
2020-05-09 01:43
#18
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Finland Smoonah
Gen. Asian
2020-05-09 01:45
2 replies
#28
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Canada JC_123
good point never considred this
2020-05-09 01:52
#56
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Singapore Jaredlkj
EZ FOR ASIANS
2020-05-09 06:04
#19
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Germany AutiSimple
Yess. Rooting for tim to make top20 hltv this year but I know thats not gonna happen
2020-05-09 01:46
5 replies
dont count him out just yet, theres still 7 months left in the year!
2020-05-09 01:49
1 reply
#32
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Germany AutiSimple
You're not wrong my friend. Theres still time
2020-05-09 01:55
If he plays like this all year, he could get into Top20.
2020-05-09 01:50
1 reply
#33
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Germany AutiSimple
You are right my friend. They got potential
2020-05-09 02:04
If someone makes it I think it will be BnTeT
2020-05-09 18:06
godimatic :)
2020-05-09 01:49
Liquid vs Furia is such a 50/50 match up. Liquid is the better team on paper, but Furia 2-0ed them last time they played. At the same time Cloud9 also 2-0ed Gen.G in groups but gen.g won 2-1 this time. I still think Furia take it 2-1
2020-05-09 01:50
1 reply
#80
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Brazil nakTriceps
FURIA not only won the last time against them, they won the last 2 BO3´s against Liquid. It´s insane. Few teams can beat Liquid 2 BO3s in a row. Hope they manage to win again. It´ll be an excellent match
2020-05-09 15:43
Expected performance from Timothy "Autimatic" Ta.
2020-05-09 01:53
SO THE BEST VIETNAMESE CARRIED HIS TEAM FOR A WIN AGAINST THE BEST GERMAN
2020-05-09 01:55
I hope GenG win~~
2020-05-09 01:56
so gen.g even they already lost on final.. they still qualified to Rio ?
2020-05-09 02:14
11 replies
How many rmr points needed to qualify?
2020-05-09 02:49
No, NA have slots for 3 Legends, 1 Challenger, 1 Contender and there's still 2 more RMR events
2020-05-09 04:35
9 replies
#51
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Indonesia rezrex
so how does this rmr point works?
2020-05-09 05:01
8 replies
7 replies
So if gen.g lost match in Gfinal, they not qualified to Rio?
2020-05-09 05:09
4 replies
It's very likely for gen.g to qualify unless they shit on the next 2 rmr events, essentially NA have 5 spots for rio major, so i think 5 NA teams with the highest points will go through major. Idk about the legends & challenger status it's all very confusing
2020-05-09 07:29
3 replies
#81
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Brazil nakTriceps
"It´s very likely" Wtf dude. We already have 2 or 3 events for Rio. Teams like Liquid, EG, 100T and MIBR have some points of the last Major in this run. The logical is this 4 plus FURIA to make Rio Major. Maybe not MIBR, if the roster change affect them. In theory, the last spot will be between MIBR, GenG, C9 and Envy.
2020-05-09 15:49
2 replies
what? other than the last major this road to rio is the first RMR event for rio major ? the other 2 events is coming in summer and fall
2020-05-09 17:41
1 reply
#90
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Brazil nakTriceps
Yep. And the teams of the previous Major has points. They already enter with some points.
2020-05-09 23:18
Wdym about 3 legends , challenger adn contender?
2020-05-09 05:11
1 reply
There will be a few Road to Rio events where teams will earn points to qualify for the Major, the 5 NA teams with the most points will qualify for the major (3 Legends+1 Challenger+1 Contender= 5 spots). blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2020/0..
2020-05-09 07:09
#37
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Australia csRIOTgo
TimTam is back boys!
2020-05-09 02:23
Could've been 2-0 but i won't complain! GJ bois! Daps: "asians, go kill"
2020-05-09 02:42
That’s how autimatic is supposed to play
2020-05-09 02:57
#44
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Sweden changrai
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta 67 - 43 +24 86.4 1.39
2020-05-09 03:04
#45
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Other ustad_gaul
Nive
2020-05-09 03:08
autimatic back??
2020-05-09 03:31
#48
sh1ro | 
Philippines euzu
glad to see autimatic playing well again
2020-05-09 03:37
CLASSIC TIM
2020-05-09 03:43
so wait, if daps in NRG got them to be a dangerous team, and once he left it went to shit and now gen.g are doing good thing ..... does that mean daps wasn't the problem?
2020-05-09 07:40
2 replies
Tarik and stan is always the problem
2020-05-09 07:54
It has always been this way. Daps never has bad teams, they just usually don't win titles and then the team starts thinking it's because of daps' igling and lack of Firepower.
2020-05-09 10:39
Super ez for Autimatic.
2020-05-09 07:59
Happy for them
2020-05-09 10:18
#69
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India quad_max
Ez for Autimatic
2020-05-09 10:37
autimatic revenge against Crown9
2020-05-09 10:56
GG Godtet and Godtimatic
2020-05-09 12:07
#74
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Lebanon ryBBah
autimatic always best player in the world, no questions about that. Hope to see this series in a major grand final, best team vs 2nd best team, what better could you ask for. #GGEZ #GenGTop1Team2020 #Cloud9Top2Team2020 #autimaticTop1Player2020 #floppyTop2Player2020
2020-05-09 12:07
#75
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Brazil Karlogaria
So why my comment was deleted? Let's place it again here: "Just your regular Clown9 defeat"
2020-05-09 12:53
expected lol
2020-05-09 13:07
autimatic on fire this year.. or is he just an online god?
2020-05-09 14:11
#82
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Europe t.o.p
easy timothy
2020-05-09 16:39
g o d i m a t i c o d i m a t i c
2020-05-09 16:40
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