ALEX: "I don't think we are playing as badly as what is being said, but we aspire to play much better"

The British in-game leader talks about Cloud9's early elimination from Flashpoint and the team's mindset heading into BLAST Showdown.

We sat down with Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin to hear his thoughts on his new team, the internal and external pressure on the Cloud9 lineup, and how scrims have been going since their last official, ten days ago.

The team that came together amid much fanfare and after a lot of spending didn't have a great time in Flashpoint 2, getting eliminated as the last-placed team in their group following 2-0 losses to Virtus.pro and OG.

Building chemistry in Cloud9 is ALEX's priority

ALEX says that the key problems right now are the 2vX situations and the in-game chemistry between the players, admitting that the latter will take some time to develop. Although Cloud9 "want to be performing as fast as possible on a high level", the British caller believes that the team will need a lot more official matches to get things ironed out.

The team was announced, it was big news, you played your first tournament and it didn't go that well. The main talking point around the team is the pressure that has been put on the players and how that is preventing you from performing. Did the players feel that pressure and are you feeling it now?

I wouldn't say we feel the pressure from the organization. I mean, obviously, it is there because of the amount that the team cost and all the hype that has been put around the team, but I don't necessarily think we feel it from the organization itself. When we lose and we open social media and every time we die, people said, '2.1 million for this?', and stuff... that was always going to happen, we are kind of prepared for it, but it is still an... interesting feeling.

It felt like we didn't play terribly at Flashpoint — we didn't play well obviously —, but we played number 15 and number 6 in the world and we made it competitive on at least two maps. Inferno against Virtus.pro we definitely didn't play well, it was our first game together, we definitely felt a bit of pressure there, but we lost 17 2vX situations in that game, we lost 7 1v1s to Jame... if we had won more 1v1s maybe at least Overpass would've gone in our favor. And against OG we should've won Nuke, we were up 15-12, we just didn't manage to cross over the line. So I don't think we are playing as badly as what is being said, but obviously, we aspire to play much better.

One point of criticism that came mainly your way was that force buy at 15-13 against OG on Nuke, I think even HenryG in the mid-match interview mentioned something like that being a mistake. What happened there, do you think it was the wrong call?

I don't remember the round specifically, but I remember at 15-12 we did the lobby crunch against them, and then 15-13 we had no money so we bought and saved... oh, no, that is what happened: I wanted two chances at winning the game because we weren't going to have a good buy at 15-14 anyway, so instead of putting all our eggs into one basket I thought it would be best to have two similar buys in a row. I don't think it was a mistake as such, it is a choice that I made, and because we had won three or four pistol rounds in the game already, the chances were that we could win it from what we had seen in the game before.

How is the team developing? Obviously, it is not the same when you have a team that has been playing together for quite some time and what you have right now, which is five players and a coach who have never been together, trying to build chemistry and communication. How are those two things, chemistry, and communication, developing in Cloud9 right now?

I think that is obviously going to take the longest amount of time. Especially the chemistry side of things, in-game chemistry I mean. Outside of it we have all been having fun and getting along very well, so that's fine, but in-game, as you said, it is a lot different. Even Gen.G, for example, had three players and two new ones coming in, they had the chemistry between the three, while we are literally starting from zero, discovering how everyone likes to play, how they react to situations.

It is going to take a while, I remember after Flashpoint, all the criticism, 'they are terrible' — it took Complexity two months to get even half-decent results and they were playing officials nearly every day — we played two officials (laughs). It is obviously going to take a lot more time if we are not playing officials. As I said, I don't think we played that badly, and as Henry said, time isn't an excuse and we want to be performing as fast as possible on a high level, but it is always going to take a necessary amount of time to get to know each other and perform. In practice, everything is going well, we are developing nicely from a game point of view, it is just the chemistry and the 2vX situations that we have been losing. If we had won those in Flashpoint we would have won maps at least.

What has been the focus for the team going into BLAST? Bootcamps are not really a possibility for you right now so how are you practicing and preparing for the Showdown?

We've been doing very long days of practice, talking about theory, talking about the day's practice during the break and after the day is finished, just trying to talk as much as possible and learn as much as possible. The focus had been... coming into Flashpoint we decided to come in with a six-map map pool, and maybe not be as strong on every map as we could but at least have a wider map pool so we wouldn't get punished picked. Obviously, it happened anyway, but that wasn't supposed to happen. But being able to play all the maps and being able to play them well, adding more and more to our game, learning more and more, but without officials, it is hard to actually learn anything because you don't know how things are going to go until you actually play officials.

What about your personal perspective on playing with all of these players? How has it been, getting to know them, and how they want to play, how you can use them? What is the challenge like?

It's definitely been a different challenge. The same thing happened when I was in-game leading in LDLC and we brought in AmaNEk and devoduvek and had a whole shift there, but it is much different now in the sense that we are playing on a higher level, we don't have the luxury of playing tier 4 tournaments and no one noticing. Every game we play everyone is watching and expecting us to do well.

And for the players, it has been a very different experience from what I expected, I had a vision of how things were looking like, but when you get to talk to people, maybe they don't share that vision and then you need to adapt it to what they want. And when we all agree on something, maybe it is not working so you have to keep constantly adapting things, and that is the thing that will take a bit more time, making sure everyone is comfortable. Winning games will come, I'm sure, but we need to get to a point where we are comfortable as fast as possible, and then that will start happening.

With every announcement of a player, it was revealed how they were expected to be utilised by the team. Which players have since changed roles?

I wouldn't necessarily say anyone has changed roles, but more positions that they are playing. For example, we started out with me playing all the positions I had in Vitality, like Nuke outside, Inferno B... and I was playing a lot with Patrick (es3tag) and we decided we best separate so we have equal communication on either side of the map, that kind of stuff. We didn't really change roles, more the positions we are playing and I think it has been beneficial. We have me and mezii most of the time and then floppy and es3tag, most of the time, sharing bombsites. We are all used to playing with that specific person now and we can just translate that into different maps and bombsites. It has made life easier in that sense and hopefully, chemistry will develop faster as we are constantly playing with the same people.

You mentioned before that you played again No.6 and No.15 in the world in Flashpoint, and in BLAST it is a single-elimination bracket and your first opponent is NiP, definitely not an easy one, and Complexity later in the bracket potentially. What are your expectations going into BLAST Showdown? Are they lower than when you went into Flashpoint?

I don't think they are lower, in the sense that we want to win. Well, I guess you can't call that expectations, that is more what we want. Expectations - as long as we have shown improvement and we are playing well, we can't ask for much more. Obviously, single-elimination against NiP is always going to be tough, they have been a really good team all year. I definitely think we can beat them, I don't think anyone expects us to do so, but I think we know we can, and as long as we are playing well, if we lose against a good team and we've both played well, then that is how it is. As long as we are showing progress.

As I mentioned, this is a pretty cut-throat bracket, a qualifier with only two teams advancing. If you don't make it to the main event, what is next for Cloud9?

That is a good question. We've been so focused on Flashpoint and BLAST that we haven't really thought beyond that, what tournaments are out there. I knew there would be the BLAST Finals if we made it, but apart from that, I'm not sure what there is for us. As I said, I think we need officials, maybe we'll do a Complexity and play ten Home Sweet Home cups in three weeks. I think that is the most important for us, to play officials, to get used to playing officials together, start winning some games. I think we will slowly climb up the rankings and hopefully, more invites will come our way, maybe not at the end of this year, but next year and we can keep grinding and make it to where we want to be.

United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
979
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
#1
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Finland Cucumber))
nice
2020-11-25 10:33
19 replies
Very bad Team Alex
2020-11-25 10:46
16 replies
by now he probably aware he wont achieve anything w/o zywoo to carry him
2020-11-25 10:58
15 replies
But they will win flashpoint
2020-11-25 12:39
2 replies
#78
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Norway MikeAK
You know they are out...
2020-11-25 12:56
1 reply
No men it's a conspiracy. Open your eyes and wake up.
2020-11-25 14:05
#93
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Sweden Lagge15
So ZywOo carried LDLC to 12th place in the rankings?
2020-11-25 13:27
11 replies
#144
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Sweden crittaN
+1, so many braindeads always repeating bandwagon analysis they read somewhere without actually thinking about it
2020-11-25 15:26
2 replies
+1 Edit: Have a good day!
2020-11-26 08:24
+1
2020-11-28 21:09
Amanek did ALEX was a big part of it as well, but they really only had one standout event, it's not like he was doing absolute miracles with the team.
2020-11-25 16:13
5 replies
#161
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Sweden Lagge15
Didn't AmanEk have 1.17 and Alex 1.16 while the rest were above 1.0 in the team back then! I wanna recall me thing like that
2020-11-25 16:28
4 replies
No Amanek had 1.20 and Alex 1.07 hltv.org/stats/players/matches/9616/aman.. hltv.org/stats/players/matches/8184/alex.. And on LAN Amanek had 1.23 and Alex 1.00 hltv.org/stats/players/matches/9616/aman.. hltv.org/stats/players/matches/8184/alex.. So I'd say Amanek was carrying pretty hard. to1nou had similar stats to Alex, the 2 others weren't quite as good.
2020-11-25 17:27
3 replies
#178
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Sweden Lagge15
You use stats for the whole time, which is understandable. But I was talking about when they peaked, but I was still wrong. My numbers are from somewhere, but might just be a single event or a short span of time. The past 3 months of the roster had these stats: hltv.org/stats/lineup/players?lineup=818.. Still, AmanEk carries a bit. So sure, perhaps Alex only know how to build setups for his best players? But one thing interesting with this is that we now see that Alex know how to build around one star rifler and in another aspect around one star AWPer. A lot of IGL's wouldn't be able to do that. And what I wanted to point out with LDLC at 12th place is - What happened to the team when he left? What happened to Logan, To1nou and Devoduvek? He also did better with LDLC than Ex6TenZ did, and I don't care how much anyone dislike and complain about Ex6TenZ today (or when he joined GamerLegion 18 months ago), nobody can say he wasn't a great IGL in 2016 and 2017.
2020-11-26 09:56
2 replies
+1 I agree that he managed to build 2 good teams and got good results with both. I hope he does the same with Cloud9 even though he doesn't really have a star player in the team (but maybe es3tag can become even better with Alex) However I have to notice that shox and RpK are playing much better now that Alex is not there anymore so I think that confirms he likes to build a team around one player and that it can be detrimental to the others. But as long as it works that's all good for the team.
2020-11-27 01:20
1 reply
#184
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Sweden Lagge15
Both Woxic and Es3tag can be that star player, but I think they will try to have two star players
2020-11-27 13:28
+1 Edit: Have a good day!
2020-11-26 08:24
#189
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France pol44r
+1
2020-12-03 11:46
TL, DR : "people say we are bad but if we had won instead of losing we would have won more and lost less. We're still gonna lose nevertheless so please wait for 6 months before saying that we are bad when we are bad, I need some more paychecks."
2020-11-25 16:42
even picture is from vitality times LOL
2020-12-03 07:31
Alex overrated
2020-11-25 10:33
10 replies
toxic too
2020-11-25 12:02
8 replies
mantuu overrated
2020-11-25 12:25
4 replies
but still get his job done. why so mad
2020-11-25 12:35
3 replies
+1
2020-11-25 13:29
+1
2020-11-25 15:14
#149
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Israel xazetti
+1
2020-11-25 15:47
Henryg too
2020-11-25 12:58
2 replies
No one thought he wasn't gonna be a shit manager other than cloud9 anyways. I wonder what dick he sucked to have the ability to waste 6 mil like that
2020-11-25 13:19
1 reply
+89
2020-11-25 13:30
Big time
2020-11-25 13:51
Hahahaha
2020-11-25 10:33
1 reply
RIP 2 million
2020-11-25 10:53
ok
2020-11-25 10:33
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Serbia LtN))
Nice
2020-11-25 10:34
#7
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Asia Blurblur
We will see in blast I guess
2020-11-25 10:35
Haters gonna hate
2020-11-25 10:35
2 replies
#71
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France pol44r
+1
2020-11-25 12:35
#89
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India mangoes
+1
2020-11-25 13:21
without zywoo he is nothing
2020-11-25 10:36
10 replies
How do you know?
2020-11-25 13:25
#95
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Sweden Lagge15
So ZywOo carried LDLC to top 12 in the world?
2020-11-25 13:28
8 replies
#128
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United States TopBaiter
lol ldlc has 1 major so why do u think top 12 is some big kind of achievement
2020-11-25 14:46
7 replies
#139
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Sweden Lagge15
You might wanna check time lines and rosters if you think anyone in the LDLC roster with ALEX had any Major Wins. AFAIK Alex, AmanEk, Devoduvek, to1nou and Logan never had a deep major run. To be honest most of them other had their peaks or got "resurrected" under ALEX leadership
2020-11-25 15:13
6 replies
#141
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United States TopBaiter
No, i mean the name they are playing under
2020-11-25 15:19
5 replies
#146
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Sweden crittaN
How is that relevant to the discussion?
2020-11-25 15:27
4 replies
#147
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United States TopBaiter
stocksensemarket was talking about ALEX's time at Vitality, not LDLC
2020-11-25 15:33
3 replies
#159
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Sweden Lagge15
He was talking about his career
2020-11-25 16:26
#169
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Sweden crittaN
name checks out, byeeeeeee
2020-11-25 19:39
1 reply
#171
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United States TopBaiter
lol stupid swedes with no brain
2020-11-25 22:09
#11
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Serbia CoVRa
Match vs NIP gonna be a real test...
2020-11-25 10:37
13 replies
#34
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Spain N0Love
It's actually a really hard test... C9 has to grind t2-3 events first like CoL did. So far the only officials they've played have been against top15 teams (VP, OG and now NIP and potentially CoL if they win in a single elim bracket). It's hard to see if this is working or not. Normally red flags fly when you lose against bad teams not top 10-15 teams.
2020-11-25 11:09
2 replies
#56
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Morocco royflord
+1
2020-11-25 11:49
#150
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Israel xazetti
+1 no idea why everyone so tilted abt cloud9, they haven't lost against an actual bad team up until now.
2020-11-25 15:50
They got raped by vp. U actually think they stand a chance against nip?.. gl with that, nip best maps are the maps c9 dont feel comfortable with, vertigo, train, mirage, overpass..
2020-11-25 13:44
9 replies
More than 2yrs old line up vs less than 2 months old training team, U got the gut to use the word rape Nice man
2020-11-25 14:27
3 replies
thats no excuse. im not even talking about the team work, im talking about the individual level of each player, they were awful, so many weird 4v2, 3v1 lost. and if thats the case, u claim c9 didnt have enough time, how an extra 2-3 weeks gonna get them a chance to win nip? calling it a "real test"
2020-11-25 14:30
2 replies
They need time Thats why they lost many 3 v 1 , 2 v 1s, If u had demos of that match vp vs c9 inferno , plz watch b site of c9 carefully .. Es3tag is a beast when he know he had complete backup but floppy is being real sloppy Vp barely challenge a and notice that gap Most of round were going b , Now would u say lack of time is an excuse?
2020-11-25 16:00
1 reply
Yep. If u lose so many 4v2s, 3v1s, u dont need time to work as a team, u need to work on ur basics of csgo and game sense. Why mibr did x10 times better as a new team than c9, with way worse players?
2020-11-25 16:02
#127
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Serbia CoVRa
chill they are new team...They never played with eachother we gonna see how it goes when chemistry will be good...
2020-11-25 14:41
3 replies
So?.. neither mibr and put x10 times better results than c9. stop this excuses.. being teammates with new people makes u forget basics of cs? Losint 4v1 to jame, losing 3v1 pistol round, they were super bad
2020-11-25 16:00
2 replies
Actually brazillians are playing in GamersClub, so they are playing with themselves at least few times in a week.
2020-11-25 16:17
#165
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Serbia CoVRa
i think they have more motivation and they really wants to prove they are good,they are putting much effort and giving best...
2020-11-25 16:55
"u think they gonna stand a chance against nip?" yeah bro they won haha
2020-11-27 18:14
Yes right, you are not as bad as they say, you are much worse.
2020-11-25 10:40
#15
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Netherlands ONGix
Alex: has 0.84 2.0 rating Cloud9: So 3 million $ right?
2020-11-25 10:41
1 reply
hltv.org/stats/players/8184/alex?startDa.. Come on that's only two matches
2020-11-25 10:46
talk again when you win mens((
2020-11-25 10:42
more trash talk
2020-11-25 10:43
2020-11-25 10:43
bahaahha alex crying again just like he did when complexity rekt them at blast
2020-11-25 10:45
4 replies
He's not crying at all in this article
2020-11-25 10:53
3 replies
#38
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Spain N0Love
He didn't read shit neither did all these cunts hating on ALEX or C9 for no reason what can you expect?
2020-11-25 11:12
2 replies
#90
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India mangoes
its sad but thats the mentality most people have today.. everyone wants to pull other people down instead of motivating and helping them
2020-11-25 13:24
1 reply
Mangoes are sweet, are you too?
2020-11-25 23:56
#23
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Ukraine Najara
He is just waiting for paychecks
2020-11-25 10:50
"I don't think we are playing as badly as what is being said, but we aspire to play much better, anyway I get paid insane cash no matter what, I could care less" - Alex McMeechkin
2020-11-25 10:50
2 replies
#32
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Croatia mds818
and they're expecting a proper team with this mentality lol
2020-11-25 11:04
1 reply
That quote is a parody, why are you taking it seriously?
2020-11-25 14:10
0-2 vs NIP incoming
2020-11-25 10:51
#26
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Israel KaL1L
BOT Alex lol
2020-11-25 10:51
n1 Alex
2020-11-25 10:52
Failure gonna fail...
2020-11-25 11:02
#33
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Poland Po_Prostu
0 maps won - "I DON'T THINK WE ARE PLAYING AS BADLY AS WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT WE ASPIRE TO PLAY MUCH BETTER"
2020-11-25 11:07
2 replies
#41
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
but look how close some of the maps were genius. with more practice those could've easily been converted
2020-11-25 11:17
1 reply
he can't realize that, he has max 60 IQ
2020-11-25 14:11
They shouldn't have dropped out of that nine to five or whatever tournament it was that they were going to play before flashpoint, would have been good practice against lesser opposition
2020-11-25 11:10
2 replies
#40
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
imagine the scrutiny if they lost to t3 or something tho..
2020-11-25 11:17
#98
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Sweden Lagge15
Mezii and Alex were forced to end the bootcamp at two separate occasions, right before the event, going home due to Covid restrictions in France and UK. Even though it might just seem like two days of pracc loss, it is actually more than that And they needed to get all technical stuff sorted getting Alex and Mezii to the servers in he bootcamp
2020-11-25 13:33
This toxic community is so baffling to me. People don't want to see teams make it, they want to be there to bash them when they fail.. Idk, I wanna see HLTV masterminds create rosters and go face the top15 of teams and we shall see how many rounds they'll muster. I am willing to bet not many. Also, throqing money at a game/players doesn't automatically mean that you're gonna make it. Imho they've got more then adequate capability to perform well if they get it to click as a unit. That is something that can only be speculated on before enough time has passed as this is something you learn/build, not something that just happens (not saying it can't just happen, sometimes everything just clicks from the get-go.)
2020-11-25 11:12
14 replies
#39
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Spain N0Love
+1 I'm not a c9 fan but at least I'm not hating on an org that actually tries and puts money and effort into the esport I like. But this was a long way coming you could see 1st debut game vs VP haters were lining up to post shit the moment the thread was created
2020-11-25 11:16
People tend to forget the basic stuff like: -Alex first international team -mezzii has little experience -floppy has always played in Na (so needs to adapt to EU) Also that this lineup is brand new to the point one of these has never played with another so expect them to come of the back with little practice and beat top20 teams is just stupid
2020-11-25 11:59
3 replies
Good points made. CoL were trash to begin with too, international teams need more time to gel together than a single nationality roster, but the ceiling for C9 could be very high... Mouz with woxic took months before they had their winning streak. New teams just don't have honeymoon wins anymore, the meta is too advanced for that to happen Floppy needs to find his early year form, he hasn't been as great in recent times (but saying that, it coincides with old C9's dip in results)
2020-11-25 14:48
2 replies
Yeah the team comp that col had is quite similar to this C9 so makes sence the time-line for the roster to perform. But yeah firepower wise this lineup is Damm good ( I would put it a bit above/equal to OG) Floppy is a pretty solid player while the last part in exC9 certainly pointed otherwise that's more down to the fact that team had stagnated (prob not as motivated). That being said I'm sure the next 2 months or so he's gonna be Hella inconsistent as finds his style amoung the EU tactical meta. he's gonna come out a much better player I'm sure
2020-11-25 21:58
1 reply
Agree. Mezii could become a real star given who he's working with. Not expecting C9 to make any headlines until Spring 2021 though
2020-11-26 00:06
ok boomer, wtf 2005
2020-11-25 12:00
1 reply
Happy equals dumb? :)
2020-11-25 13:52
tbh I'm rooting for teams like OG and CoL, some people are hating on all the small teams, no doubt, but HenryG is an overly obnoxious and overconfident with his "Flashpoint is a must win" comment and now he is posting clown photos to Twitter as last line of defense. Obviously people are using this to shit on C9 and their colossus, this happens in real sports too when there are some hyped transfers and it doesn't work out. There are always going to be haters and criticism from all directions so you can't be upset that people are shitting on Clown9. Of course I will continue to shit on C9 until they start winning :)
2020-11-25 12:33
3 replies
I am not upset, nor does it affect me in any way but I feel it is just baffling to see. People are undermining themselves and what they love by toxicity. This is something that is not justifiable by "others do it too". It's just plain stupid. I understand criticism, especially well thought-out criticism but expecting them to perform when the realistic chances of them doing so are ridiculously low and somehow making their GMs stupid comments reflect on the players is just again stupid. The players are most likely doing their utmost in a situation where they can't be expected to beat the unrealistic expectations.
2020-11-25 13:55
2 replies
Not shitting on the players defo, es3tag was goat in Astralis
2020-11-25 13:58
1 reply
Well, check the comments.. Laughing at the players straight because they can't match exceptions with minimal training. It is more then okay to laugh at the organisation and their "colossus" and hype. There I can't see anything, but they're actually undermining their players for their performances.. Which is ridiculous.
2020-11-25 15:10
#79
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South Africa hehetymen
They already had a roster who are now screwed because C9 cancelled their contracts due to some covid bs. Could have easily spent some money trying to get that roster to the next level rather than just putting together some random players around and IGL who only won games because of Zywoo.
2020-11-25 12:57
2 replies
Agree, but is that the fault of the players that are currently playing for the organization?.. Also, C9 did give them plenty of chance imho and in this, I mean the previous iteration of the team with the South African core.
2020-11-25 13:56
1 reply
#168
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South Africa hehetymen
Yeah, people are very toxic to players but I think a big part of it is also the salaries and buyouts being public. I think something needed to change with that team for them to reach the next level but they were starting to get results (although that might just be the rest of NA getting worse and worse.) I would have liked to see them try some different things with the team to get them there instead of just throwing them all out. I guess we will see how it goes though.
2020-11-25 18:33
c9 <3
2020-11-25 11:17
Prove it in the server.
2020-11-25 11:19
Lol this is crazy how much people are hating on this team. Wait and see. You haven’t even given them a chance lol they played one event
2020-11-25 11:21
"give us time" ive seen this one before
2020-11-25 11:23
2 replies
They will do this everytime and collect paychecks
2020-11-25 11:33
#99
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Sweden Lagge15
Like OG, Vitality, Na'Vi, BIG, CoL and almost all other top teams have said when they've made roster changes?
2020-11-25 13:36
Honestly ALEX if you read this, the forcebuy at 15-13 was a mistake because the last buy round wasn't that good you missed a lot of nades and you could have had better guns. So I agree with HenryG that this forcebuy was not necessary. A gamble stack or push with just pistols could have been good enough. You see it as two opportunities to win but instead you gave them two chances to win.
2020-11-25 11:32
2 replies
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Asia Tachi22
The thing is, he still thinks it's a viable option. :(
2020-11-25 13:49
1 reply
He literally realized his mistake in the interview. You guys are so stupid :)
2020-11-25 15:04
C9 maybe dont play as ppl say, but alex personally? Hes god damn awfull
2020-11-25 11:27
Better pick up soon!
2020-11-25 11:31
First win a map then talk shit
2020-11-25 11:32
6 million LUL
2020-11-25 11:32
Overrated IGL
2020-11-25 11:34
Alex left #1 team Vitality for this KEKW
2020-11-25 11:34
2 replies
#75
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France s2ptik
its his fault, apex is better igl now , hahaha BYE NOOB ALEX
2020-11-25 12:41
1 reply
+1
2020-11-25 14:21
hope you still lose to NiP
2020-11-25 11:36
#55
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India aR__
2.1TAG meme lives on
2020-11-25 11:44
He is right
2020-11-25 11:55
he left the best team in the world with the best talent for this...
2020-11-25 11:55
Reading these comments here makes me ashamed to be part of the cs community.
2020-11-25 11:57
8 replies
#92
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India mangoes
+1 actually sad
2020-11-25 13:25
#104
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Sweden Lagge15
These comments are the reason I stopped posting stuff on HLTV
2020-11-25 13:46
5 replies
oh no please return men we all car about your posting
2020-11-25 14:14
4 replies
#124
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Sweden Lagge15
Check my bio in profile
2020-11-25 14:28
3 replies
oh no please return men we all car about your posting
2020-11-25 15:25
2 replies
#160
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Sweden Lagge15
People don't If they do, they would either make similar posts themselves, or look at my bio/blog
2020-11-25 16:27
1 reply
that's sarcasm btw
2020-11-25 16:49
+1
2020-11-25 14:12
Good for you
2020-11-25 12:04
#64
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Portugal BraZGod
be nice to every1 guys(((
2020-11-25 12:13
without zywoo he is nothing
2020-11-25 12:21
1 reply
#82
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Denmark abikovich
thoughtless words
2020-11-25 12:58
"We have never won a map but i think were doing alright!"
2020-11-25 12:23
1 reply
"Well we are getting paychecks"
2020-11-25 13:09
Alex knows what he's doing, patience people. Team chemistry doesn't happen overnight
2020-11-25 12:32
3 replies
#87
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Chile esanchez47
+1 millenials don't know patience, just want results now. If they don't get it in a month, time to leave and find another team to support, or team to bash. That's their retard logic.
2020-11-25 13:16
1 reply
Lol so true. These children don’t just don’t understand. if c9 start dominating at some point these kids are gonna go back to fanboy mode
2020-11-25 14:22
kkkkkk na
2020-11-25 14:15
no you are playing badly as what is being said XD
2020-11-25 12:39
2.1m for this???
2020-11-25 12:49
When the team costs 6M and you play like this, its bad
2020-11-25 12:56
2.1m for this!
2020-11-25 12:58
well he is starting to realise the difference between having GOD zywoo and shoxie on your team and now woxic and other no names
2020-11-25 13:01
2 replies
+11
2020-11-25 14:22
No? Why are you writing such unoriginal bullshit?
2020-11-25 15:05
Seems like ALEX spends too much time on social media
2020-11-25 13:02
#86
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Chile esanchez47
Social media is retard
2020-11-25 13:13
#94
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Europe SBC|SG_TS
2.1 million for this?????????? waste of money
2020-11-25 13:28
Overrated flashthrower bot, get a decent IGL for c9 even MSL is better than ALEXBOT
2020-11-25 13:36
2.1KEKW
2020-11-25 13:37
#102
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Netherlands poeya1
When we lose and we open social media and every time we die, people said, '2.1 million for this?', and stuff... that was always going to happen
2020-11-25 13:39
#117
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Peru ndrearg
0.81 RATING kekw, 2.1 millon- Where's HenryG- Oh must be regreting what he done EleGiggle
2020-11-25 14:15
#118
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India somecunt
2.1 million for this? lol
2020-11-25 14:17
Henryg should have collected all that money he was going to pay, and buyout zywoo+4 randoms, would be better than this colulsus
2020-11-25 14:28
COLOSSAL FAILURE
2020-11-25 14:31
Feel so bad for C9 CS lol. How many years are they struggling to be relevant with various rosters... It's starting to be really embarrassing
2020-11-25 14:49
2 replies
but they never spend much on the roster till now.
2020-11-25 14:54
How is it embarrassing that their new team who hasn't played much didn't do good in their first tournament? It's like all of you guys don't know it takes time to build up a whole new team.
2020-11-25 15:09
Kappa
2020-11-25 15:00
#135
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Poland SebL
Ppl shouldn't hate on Cloud9, it's completely new roster, they had almost no preparation before FLASHPOINT. However I don't expect those players to perform well in this roster, ALEX said that they didn't change positions, but roles are so much different, and I don't think this roster looks good if we look at it from that point of view.
2020-11-25 15:05
Can't wait to see this team own and see all these haters be silent. Probably kids but come on, have some respect.
2020-11-25 15:07
+1
2020-11-25 15:21
The same excuses always said. Clown9 will always be Clown9, it doesn't matter who plays in the team
2020-11-25 15:27
He should have just stayed at vitality
2020-11-25 15:46
noob alex
2020-11-25 15:50
#152
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Montenegro IzAlaN
alex: "we r just shit"
2020-11-25 15:52
play despacito
2020-11-25 16:05
#164
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India SKS_1337
ALEXa : "DESSSS.... PAAA.... CITO"
2020-11-25 16:51
overrated
2020-11-25 17:52
No one expected this roster to be good anyway. It would be a pleasant surprise if they do perform well.
2020-11-26 02:02
#175
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France naveJ
I except C9 to perform well in 3-4 monthes , like he did on Vitality it took so many times to build a team who could win event , look at Where they are , it's a long term project and in 1year C9 will be top 5-10 team with maybe other player
2020-11-26 03:14
#179
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France s2ptik
without vitality it is less strong !!! CHEH
2020-11-26 12:59
RIP 40K DOL/MONTH ALEX omegalul
2020-11-26 16:28
True
2020-11-27 12:14
Sure you are not that bad. You are even worse 😂
2020-11-30 22:10
True, you play even worse than what they say LUL CLOWN9
2020-12-03 18:26
True
2020-12-03 18:28
#192
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Lithuania 7000won
ALEX: "I DON'T THINK WE ARE PLAYING AS BADLY AS WHAT IS BEING SAID BY HLTV KIDS, BUT WE ASPIRE TO PLAY MUCH BETTER"
2020-12-04 16:23
I lost every conspirasy budget mezii and alex -manager cloud9
2020-12-06 15:05
People were waaay too hyped. C9 is a decent team at most, as expected.
2020-12-07 05:03
I guess every IGL is underrated
2020-12-07 09:01
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