MIBR prevail over Cloud9 in BLAST Premier Spring Americas Showdown playoffs

The Brazilian roster took down Cloud9 in a three-map series to set up a semi-final clash against Evil Geniuses on Saturday.

MIBR entered the playoffs bracket hot off a strong group stage run, where they had tied against Gen.G, Chaos, and at long last claimed a victory over their Brazilian rivals from FURIA. Cloud9, meanwhile, fell in narrow fashion to Triumph and Evil Geniuses, but prevailed in a thirty-round affair against 100 Thieves to edge into playoffs contention.

Double kills from Ian "⁠motm⁠" Hardy and Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery kicked things off for Cloud9 on the offense of Overpass, but three Scout frags from Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo in the ensuing round quickly swung the momentum to give MIBR the upper hand. The Brazilian captain then took firm control of the proceedings with his AWP, mustering a 16-3 K-D as he obliterated Cloud9's attempts to enter bombsites alongside Fernando "⁠fer⁠" Alvarenga for a 7-1 lead, at which point Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou's side finally broke through and rallied back to bring themselves within one round of MIBR at the break.

FalleN cooled off after a hot start on Overpass

A pistol win in the second half kept MIBR in control as they pushed up to a 11-7 scoreline before Cloud9 were able to respond, with Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek finding triple and quad kills in back-to-back rounds to shatter the Brazilian bank. Much like in the first half, MIBR lost their grip on the game from here as FalleN considerably cooled off, managing just one additional round as Cloud9 fought to win nine of the remaining ten rounds for a 16-12 map victory.

MIBR's pick of Inferno began much the same as Overpass, with FalleN's side racing to an early 6-1 start as they created entries into bombsites. The rifles of floppy and motm helped keep Cloud9 in the running as they made an effort to stave off the Brazilian squad, retaliating by securing six of the remaining rounds in the half to once again narrowly trail at the side swap by a single round.

This time, MIBR did not let their lead slip whatsoever as they came out of the gates swinging on the CT side, converting a pistol victory into a seven-round streak to put themselves on match point in fast fashion. A triple kill from Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm briefly stalled Cloud9's execution, but it was only that one round that went the way of the American-South African roster before MIBR took the map over the line, 16-8.

fer's aggressive rifling tore apart Cloud9 on Inferno and Dust2

Cloud9's fate did not improve as Dust2 got underway, their pistol round victory quickly giving way to a force-buy from MIBR, who went on to win another six in a row to put JT's side on the back foot yet again. Four frags from Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo gave MIBR the advantage coming out of a back-and-forth battle for control, but Cloud9 still managed to claw back a handful of rounds near the end of the half courtesy of a Deagle triple kill from floppy.

Another three kills from floppy put his side in position to tie up the scoreline as they won three in a row, trailing MIBR at 8-10. It seemed that Cloud9 would make good on that momentum as they answered MIBR's first gun round victory with a round of their own, but the Deagle of fer quickly put the Brazilians back in the driver's seat as control of the map swung back in the favour of MIBR. From there, fer's relentless aggression combined with the AWPs of FalleN and Vito "⁠kNgV-⁠" Giuseppe left Cloud9 no room to mount a comeback, with MIBR wasting little time in closing out the series.

 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 56 - 45 +11 75.8 1.21
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 56 - 44 +12 77.1 1.17
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 58 - 53 +5 79.0 1.16
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV- 52 - 50 +2 73.3 1.10
Brazil Alencar 'trk' Rossatotrk 44 - 46 -2 63.6 0.94
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Josh 'oSee' OhmoSee 65 - 48 +17 87.1 1.24
United States Ian 'motm' Hardymotm 51 - 54 -3 71.3 1.02
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemeryfloppy 50 - 56 -6 74.5 1.02
South Africa Johnny 'JT' TheodosiouJT 35 - 53 -18 56.5 0.76
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' GroesbeekSonic 34 - 55 -21 48.5 0.72
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
668
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
651
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1304
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
681
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
552
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
630
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy
Ian 'motm' Hardy
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
574
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.11
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1291
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
#1
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Germany b1azed 
here we go
2020-06-06 03:05
DAMN YOU!!
2020-06-06 03:05
#29
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Brazil Largato 
We gonna have a brazilian final guys, mark my words
2020-06-06 03:22
#56
maleK | 
France DeVSS 
ezez
2020-06-06 04:15
Fallen looks like that number 2 and 3 best player of 2016 and 2017. Definetely a CS GO God
2020-06-06 05:03
#89
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Spain N0Love 
Problem is, he looks like that in 1 game and then he looks like a tier18 player for the next 5. And also his team struggles a lot. Hopefully brazilian tarik makes an improvement over meyern
2020-06-06 11:29
brazilian tarik hahaha
2020-06-06 13:48
it's a set of factors, the team needs to collaborate!
2020-06-06 14:19
#114
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United States habibi_exe 
Braz71lan tarik lmao
2020-06-06 18:50
#100
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Brazil JackJackJack 
What final are you talking about, man?
2020-06-06 14:12
#115
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Brazil Largato 
Furia and Mibr will win today that's what I meant, but just saw that there's no final in this event, so forget about it
2020-06-06 19:49
#42
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Brazil PrestusHood 
valve delayed major because they knew mibr would win it all nt c9 noobs
2020-06-06 03:42
If Fallen keeps playing like these last 2 months, hes gonna fight for top5 player of the world.
2020-06-06 04:24
Do you really think that? Idk maybe lower since he isn't playing againt the t1 teams (Fnatic, Navi, G2,etc). I'm still cheering for him anyway.
2020-06-06 06:42
#90
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Spain N0Love 
Come on now... To get to top5 your team has to do something...
2020-06-06 11:30
I know man. But this is an atypical year. And what Fallen is doing is simply amazing. And he is still the IGL.
2020-06-06 14:36
#84
World $oft 
Fallen is a legend
2020-06-06 09:39
#116
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Germany b1azed 
ofc
2020-06-06 20:22
oh my
2020-06-06 03:05
#3
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United States AproximateCS 
e
2020-06-06 03:05
ez trk
2020-06-06 03:05
unexpected. kick taco thx
2020-06-06 03:05
#37
Brazil MSRL 
Omegalul
2020-06-06 03:31
ez trk
2020-06-06 03:06
trk so good meyern who?
2020-06-06 03:07
#9
arT | 
Brazil logzera 
Major is coming.
2020-06-06 03:07
EZ4VACO
2020-06-06 03:08
ez semi final spot
2020-06-06 03:08
#12
NiKo | 
Slovakia Pokz628 
oGod
2020-06-06 03:09
#13
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Sweden Velocityyy 
MIBR is so fun to watch
2020-06-06 03:09
+1 so is fnatic the two teams I most enjoy to watch
2020-06-06 03:30
#101
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Brazil JackJackJack 
+ Fnatic is gonna be forever in my heart, dude
2020-06-06 14:14
#108
yel | 
Brazil Kolt116 
I love Swedish boltz, that guy is so OP on the servers
2020-06-06 15:26
-jt +dapr
2020-06-06 03:09
Imagine replacing an IGL with firepower omegalul
2020-06-06 04:04
Its sad dapr went to valorant. He was the one guy I always wanted to get a chance in a top NA team.
2020-06-06 07:10
unexpected. kick taco thx
2020-06-06 03:10
#16
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Brazil 3nzow 
EASY
2020-06-06 03:11
KKKKK XAXAXA OMG BRA71L BEAT TIER 2 NA CS WOW SO EZ BRAZIL NUMBA 1 IN SOMETHING ASIDES FROM MURDER RATES WOOOO
2020-06-06 03:13
How much?
2020-06-06 03:15
I don't gamble, it's stupid.
2020-06-06 04:05
He asked how much do tou want to be banged again
2020-06-06 05:04
I have no clue how much Tou wants to be banged again. Next time I see him, I'll ask. Thanks for looking out for a friend.
2020-06-06 07:55
#107
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Brazil AmbOoNi 
Stupid british boy. Sad.
2020-06-06 15:02
#24
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Portugal JonyP 
Dignitas not even through to the next stage, even saw won against vitality
2020-06-06 03:17
+1
2020-06-06 03:31
Never claimed DiG are a good team. nt though.
2020-06-06 04:06
#70
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United Kingdom serjaeger 
Fuck you representing here then? A team that MiBR could beat? FOH.
2020-06-06 05:46
I'm not representing a team dumbass. A flair is used to represent a team or player you support. I never claimed DiG could beat mibr. If they played each other, it'd be the clash of trash.
2020-06-06 07:52
#83
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United Kingdom serjaeger 
The only dumbass I see here is the one who can't recognise potential, considering teams they've struggled with before i.e Furia and Cloud 9 are not being beaten by MiBR. We've seen teams like Fnatic climb their way back up through the right roster moves, and I reckon we can see the same thing here, instead you pull in inaccurate thus racist comments and don't recognise talent lul?
2020-06-06 09:31
#26
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Brazil PaPum 
Written by: British scenario of CSGO OK.
2020-06-06 03:18
Reply doesn't even make any sense in English. Nt shitter.
2020-06-06 04:06
#68
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United Kingdom serjaeger 
okay, written by anonymous representing a country with shite results in CS, better?
2020-06-06 05:17
Makes sense, still not relevant to the original comment though. nt
2020-06-06 07:54
#82
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United Kingdom serjaeger 
Okay how about the fact it's El Salvador that has the highest murder rate, and Furia has competed well against Tier 1 teams?
2020-06-06 09:21
Chora mais sua vadia depressiva...
2020-06-06 03:18
Toxic hater, go play Valorant.
2020-06-06 03:29
Fuck Valorant.
2020-06-06 04:07
And fuck you, have a nice day.
2020-06-06 17:35
Ok Dig fan British
2020-06-06 03:29
Ok NAF fan Bra71L try something a bit more relevant next time 0/8
2020-06-06 04:07
I will try mr. DIG fan british
2020-06-07 02:53
#41
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Brazil setsz 
cringe
2020-06-06 03:39
Wft is dignitas ?
2020-06-06 03:44
A Swedish retirement home including a young Nord who got lost visiting grandpa.
2020-06-06 04:08
Keep calm my little no scene kiddo
2020-06-06 05:05
0/8, try something relevant next time
2020-06-06 07:49
Since murder rates doesn't have anything related to Counter Strike, I think you are the one who should try something more relevant. This is a CS site/forum, not a political one.
2020-06-06 14:35
#18
fnx | 
Brazil OmniKing 
VACO destroyed NA one more time
2020-06-06 03:13
Why people hate Taco?
2020-06-06 03:14
#61
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Brazil goatzera 
>9999999 bad games >1, 2 good games pick one
2020-06-06 04:46
YES
2020-06-06 17:14
teenagers who didnt watch him when he won 2 majors and was top 3 in one of them and can't understand CS is not only about stats, but roles, strategies, winning important rounds, creating spaces and opportunities for the team, etc.
2020-06-06 06:39
never knife brazilians
2020-06-06 03:15
prove it or...
2020-06-06 04:05
i'll kiss you...
2020-06-06 04:23
we'll win the game
2020-06-06 04:48
team was very balanced
2020-06-06 03:16
also known as CLOWN 9
2020-06-06 03:17
#28
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United States gtmaniacmda 
africa cs...
2020-06-06 03:18
#30
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Brazil isbetter 
"Yeah I'm gonna knife this dude, no biggie, it will me look cool"
2020-06-06 03:22
TACO <3
2020-06-06 03:25
Clown9 hahahahahahhahah
2020-06-06 03:26
Taco > all
2020-06-06 03:28
+1
2020-06-06 03:32
EZ4VACO We smart, we loyal, we friendly, but if you stab us, you will get rekt.
2020-06-06 03:32
#44
kNgV- | 
Brazil Sovihado 
Sorry for telling that meyern is best than u VACO VACO
2020-06-06 03:46
#45
FalleN | 
Brazil 9exe_ 
ez
2020-06-06 03:56
TACO positive K-D .... Wow !!
2020-06-06 04:00
#47
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Brazil BlueLighting 
The higher KD Taco will get this entire year, or now TRK will be the bait and that will bump taco kd, looks like it's time to be the baiter and not the bait
2020-06-06 04:02
Mibr didn't lose to eco = win
2020-06-06 04:28
#60
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China HEIDASHUAi 
Furia > Mibr > Clown9 > Gen.G > Evil Geniuses
2020-06-06 04:31
Lets go mibr
2020-06-06 04:52
TACO has good stats once per year lol
2020-06-06 04:53
Taco bought himself 6 more months on mibr
2020-06-06 05:33
Brazilians needs to chill. Mad that sonic knifed trk and c9 just bantering on Twitter. Taking things way to serious. 0 iq country
2020-06-06 07:32
We are a very stupid country, indeed, but let's look at the USA. rofl trump president, bacon for breakfast, obesity and kardashians, bunch of country hicks in the south, massacre, expensive medical care and one of the most violent and unequal countries in the first world and the Americans keep saying: "-Let's honor the flag " " American dream" and other bs
2020-06-06 15:44
At least we don’t spam c9 twitter and players hateful messages like apes
2020-06-06 17:21
yeah as i said we are a very stupid country after all we elected jair bolsonaro as president, you have a point after all y.y
2020-06-07 02:49
Give Taco a break, hes doing well recently.
2020-06-06 07:34
+1
2020-06-06 07:45
According to pretty much his all of his teammates he has played with, they he has always played well. Way too many people read HLTV statistics like a bible.
2020-06-06 11:31
#85
trk | 
Brazil Mekashi 
C9's biggest mistake was stabbing TRK, after which MIBR woke up in the game
2020-06-06 09:48
If taco is outfragging you, you seriously need to rethink your matchplan.
2020-06-06 10:01
TACO's teammates always say that he's a good player on whatever team he's on and noobs in HLTV think he's bad cause they only look at the numbers. 👌👌👌👌👌
2020-06-06 11:06
#94
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Romania SkipG 
Of course . Nobody will say : "It was a hard game , especially with botaco in our team so we had really low expectations to win. There wasn't even a point in trying . Would have put more effort if we played 4v5 but botaco got in the way so we chose not to carry him."
2020-06-06 12:31
great speech
2020-06-06 12:38
#87
cajunb | 
Europe jok9rz 
wait whaaaaaaaaat? TACO with positive rating? :o
2020-06-06 10:35
#gomibr
2020-06-06 11:45
#96
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Just your daily Clown 9 dose. GG mibr, now time to beat EG, who can barely beat anyone else
2020-06-06 12:58
#97
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Poland SebL 
MIBR could be good if they get some good support player. Cloud9 has same problem.
2020-06-06 13:16
#99
brtt | 
Brazil PacTw 
gg
2020-06-06 14:01
#103
sLowi | 
Brazil JPClow 
cloud 9 has a better TEAM than MIBR but the individual skill made the difference,
2020-06-06 14:26
#106
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Brazil ThiagoBuccos 
Better team? why?
2020-06-06 14:38
#117
sLowi | 
Brazil JPClow 
they play better as a team than MIBR, MIBR prevail bc of individual skill for the most part while C9 is way more cohesive as 5 than mibr
2020-06-07 01:01
#120
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Brazil ThiagoBuccos 
mibr can beat EG, GenG, Cloud9 and CHAOS. C9 doesn't beat them. ATM mibr better team than C9. Only Liquid and FURIA are better.
2020-06-07 05:36
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