Cloud9 clinch first victory at BLAST Premier Fall Showdown over NiP

The Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin-led squad beat NiP on two close maps to set up a quarter-final match against Complexity.

After their debut at Flashpoint 2 went sour, Cloud9 secured their first victory at BLAST Premier Fall Showdown since the lineup dubbed as the "Colossus" came together under the American banner in October. NiP have exited the Showdown in joint-last place, while Cloud9 will go on to play Complexity on Saturday at 19:30 .

Cloud9 turned up in good form at the start of the series against NiP, putting together a strong offense on their pick, Nuke. With a pistol round win and a dominant run in the middle of the half spearheaded by Özgür "⁠woxic⁠" Eker, the new team reached double digits on the less favored side and looked to pick up their first map victory as a team.

floppy's heroics on Vertigo pushed Cloud9 over the finish line

NiP still had fuel left in the tank and won the second pistol to kick off a comeback attempt, with a 1v1 clutch by Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson later on helping them equalize the map at 12-12. Their effort was all for naught, however, as Cloud9 strung together the last four rounds after finding key picks towards the ramp and in yard to win the opener 16-12.

Cloud9 went on to start off well on Vertigo in their first-ever appearance on the map, as the only round they lost out of the first six was to a red-hot Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner, who picked up a quad-kill and clutched a 1v1. Momentum quickly shifted over to the Swedes, though, after a quick mid execute into an A explosion with just pistols gave them a key round, and NiP went on a big streak.

The half ended at 9-6 in Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser's team's favor and they were the first to reach double digits on the back of a forcebuy win. Cloud9 clawed back into contention with a couple of smart decisions in late-round situations, and with some big clutches, courtesy of William "⁠mezii⁠" Merriman and Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery, they came out victorious after a nail-biting finish to Vertigo at 16-14.

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 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poserhampus 46 - 44 +2 93.1 1.19
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 41 - 40 +1 72.5 1.08
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonassonnawwk 38 - 36 +2 66.7 1.01
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 36 - 45 -9 75.4 0.86
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 28 - 39 -11 54.1 0.79
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemeryfloppy 52 - 34 +18 92.4 1.43
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 50 - 40 +10 103.2 1.31
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 42 - 34 +8 76.1 1.15
United Kingdom William 'mezii' Merrimanmezii 32 - 37 -5 56.8 0.90
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 27 - 45 -18 56.3 0.76
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1094
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
701
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
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
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
United Kingdom William 'mezii' Merriman
William 'mezii' Merriman
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
199
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1076
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
904
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
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#1
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Finland Cucumber))
Colossus Gaming
2020-11-25 18:28
6 replies
Hampus must pay for nips countless failures
2020-11-25 18:29
4 replies
6M $ well spent VoteYay / VoteNay
2020-11-25 18:30
3 replies
Hopefully VoteYay over time :D
2020-11-25 18:58
2 replies
#63
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United States FriesNcoke
+1 for skadaddy
2020-11-25 20:02
1 reply
+1
2020-11-25 20:24
The first and last on the series KEKW
2020-11-25 21:15
#2
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Serbia Jnordz
Jesus....
2020-11-25 18:28
8 replies
Alex bottom fragger and shitting on Twitter
2020-11-25 18:32
6 replies
but it was a good joke
2020-11-25 19:02
1 reply
#54
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
+1
2020-11-25 19:17
#85
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United States boxcarr
everybody knows the ppl who dont get kills need to do the shit talking so the other players can focus on getting kills
2020-11-26 00:24
3 replies
#99
jks | 
Australia ShadOwO
+1
2020-11-26 05:13
Stewie2k fan?
2020-11-26 06:14
1 reply
#103
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United States boxcarr
yessir !!
2020-11-26 07:37
COLOSSUS IS SO GOOD OMG
2020-11-25 18:34
god save the queen
2020-11-25 18:28
4 replies
ayyyyyy lmaooooo
2020-11-25 18:38
#52
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Russia M1shV4T
uk got carried by na kkkkkk
2020-11-25 19:15
gstq
2020-11-25 23:31
get en blayoonnnsss
2020-11-26 02:12
Hi
2020-11-25 18:28
6millions KEKW
2020-11-25 18:29
#8
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United States weaboo
Noob
2020-11-25 18:29
Clown9 taking on Blast poop series
2020-11-25 18:29
3 replies
you're very smart bro!
2020-11-25 19:03
you're very smart bro!
2020-11-25 19:26
ah well, maybe poop, but that shows how bigger poop your team was ...
2020-11-25 21:29
#10
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Canada gritabit
Colossus vs Juggernaut
2020-11-25 18:29
1 reply
#117
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Indonesia Zafander
"Big CGI fight coming up"
2020-11-27 04:39
#11
shokz | 
Estonia E$t0
UK CS XD
2020-11-25 18:30
good to see floppy getting comfortable
2020-11-25 18:30
#13
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Netherlands Sem0733
Well done C9. Floppy is finally coming up big. Just one win tho. Not gonna get carried away after beating NiP.
2020-11-25 18:30
GOD9
2020-11-25 18:30
gratz! They look promising
2020-11-25 18:30
can't believe i lost money betting on NiP kmn
2020-11-25 18:30
#17
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United Kingdom TC10
I wonder if people will still undersell the win so they can continue to be “funny”
2020-11-25 18:30
4 replies
#23
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World breezy0
i'm funny but i like c9
2020-11-25 18:33
3 replies
same
2020-11-25 19:03
1 reply
#49
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World breezy0
thanks so much dude, have a nice evening
2020-11-25 19:05
#48
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United Kingdom TC10
Love that from you
2020-11-25 19:05
#18
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Estonia qoznyyy
nip overrated af
2020-11-25 18:30
#20
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Germany Flachzange
#Colossus
2020-11-25 18:32
#21
kolor | 
Indonesia babeh
GG
2020-11-25 18:32
nice improvement, floppy smashing for them to come back on vertigo and es3tag impactful af on nuke...good work!!!!!!
2020-11-25 18:34
10 replies
Just kick alex for someone not complete garbage and this team has a chance. Even better get rid of both uk scum.
2020-11-25 18:37
9 replies
thats a lil harsh dude, alex is the igl and when they lost their first matches he was actually playing well. i think woxic, floppy and es3tag compensated a lot and mezii had his moments
2020-11-25 18:43
8 replies
10/24 in a won map. There is no mercy for someone that bad(and that could be 7/24 he got very lucky round 26 i think). Even hunden was doing better
2020-11-25 18:48
7 replies
one fcking bad match at fragging and u want him to be kicked, oh yes classic hltv
2020-11-25 19:40
Still you can’t deny the fact that he has done ok (can’t say well when it’s just 1 match) as an igl. Comparing their games to the first two, they now have a somewhat structure, and not only random running around fragging as in the first games
2020-11-25 19:40
5 replies
+1
2020-11-25 20:25
One game? Dude has 0.84 rating. Msl was getting hate for less. After this game it dropped to 0.81 omegalul.
2020-11-25 21:01
3 replies
#76
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United States BrownD15
Why do you think their T side looks as good as it does? Take a few minutes to genuinely think about the disparity in their performance between T and CT sides and when you come to the realization that it’s Alex’s shot calling that is winning them so many T sided sounds message me back!
2020-11-25 22:07
2 replies
Delusional fanboy
2020-11-25 22:50
Just put him as coach and get a real player if you think its his job c9 t side did t suck today
2020-11-26 01:58
pog
2020-11-25 18:37
#29
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Montenegro IzAlaN
nip 🤡🤡🤡
2020-11-25 18:39
colossus vs colossus pog
2020-11-25 18:39
nice
2020-11-25 18:40
#32
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India mangoes
It seems the people who were hating on c9 2 hrs ago have immediately jumped ship..
2020-11-25 18:42
2 replies
Its called being plastic (:
2020-11-25 19:13
#102
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Austria doMK0
Just embrace the haters with love, than their anger (or the fun of hating and trolling) evaporates.
2020-11-26 06:42
Yikes, MiP really needs to change something, they stack on this level for ages
2020-11-25 18:43
#35
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Czech Republic radim32
last map unlucky, otherwise it would have been reverse sweep
2020-11-25 18:46
C9 WINNING BLAST Pog!
2020-11-25 18:46
Col is waiting...
2020-11-25 18:46
Colossus vs Juggernaut
2020-11-25 18:47
1 reply
Xddd underrated comment
2020-11-25 21:50
nip sucks, lol xD
2020-11-25 18:49
GG COLOSSSSUSSS !
2020-11-25 18:50
COLUSSUS Mbay not so bad
2020-11-25 19:18
c9: floppy-esetag-liazz-gratisfaction-alex nip: brollan-krimz-rez-nawwk-hampus
2020-11-25 19:23
#58
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Poland Po_Prostu
nice
2020-11-25 19:28
Wp C9WIN, had a feeling they'd win today as Hampus' NiP always find a way to lose. Floppy popped off and proved doubters wrong, myself included.
2020-11-25 19:40
Where’s all those idiot kids from the Alex interview posts
2020-11-25 19:55
Easy for kassad!
2020-11-25 20:06
Nip needs to get rid of twist asap
2020-11-25 20:40
unexpected
2020-11-25 20:41
#69
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Poland SebL
Still I don't see potential in this lineup, waste of money from C9. But for NiP the best thing would be going seperate ways, this team is dead.
2020-11-25 20:45
11 replies
#82
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
0/8. BUG Clan fan talking about "Waste of money" lmao. Without Syrson & XANT they would be tier 4
2020-11-25 23:23
10 replies
#84
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Poland SebL
XANTARES and syrsoN are really good, but tabseN and tiziaN are playing pretty well aswell, it's not like XANTARES and syrsoN are winning games alone.
2020-11-26 00:16
Wtf is that logic, without Electronic and S1mple navi wont be that good, etc, and where have BIG "wasted" money?
2020-11-26 00:31
8 replies
#91
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
Whole BIG team is a waste of money.
2020-11-26 01:03
7 replies
such an argument, another 30 IQ brit
2020-11-26 17:32
still better than $6m colossus and tabsen is way better igl than overrated alex, while being a free transfer for big.
2020-11-27 00:17
5 replies
#111
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
"still better than $6m colossus" Wow, HLTV brain back at it again. Maybe give a new team some time huh? Oh wait, i forgot, this is HLTV, the website that judges a new team after a few weeks, lol. BUG Clan have been a team for a VERY long time and they are a waste of money. Put SyrsoN on a better team instead.
2020-11-27 00:22
4 replies
twitter.com/henrygcsgo/status/1304162127.. blah blah blah this lineup will go nowhere above top10 with those uk noobs
2020-11-27 00:24
3 replies
#113
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
??? Can you read or not Ahmet? He clearly typed "we will be AIMING", he did not say "We WILL win". So your link makes ZERO sense.
2020-11-27 00:46
2 replies
"time will not be an excuse" i sure can read mr. yellow teeth but i don't think you are able to understand a fitting argument or don't even know what you just said either way you won't accept the fact that alex's ass has been carried hard by zywoo before and he is the most overrated player in cs history with that unreal contract. i won't even mention that tier 5 nonamer.
2020-11-27 00:59
1 reply
#115
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
Hey Ahmet. Thats what HenryG says. He is the GM, he is not the coach, analyst or player. They want and need time, like ALL new teams. Who cares what HenryG says?
2020-11-27 01:04
#70
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Croatia nAmeless69
Goodbye twist :/
2020-11-25 20:54
4 replies
Well he was left in a lot of shit spots or 1v2 etc so yeah, also he is playing support riffler which he got transitioned to from awper so what do you expect, should have kept Lekro cuz hes probably not gonna get washed up for 2 years more and then think of replacement Twist could find at least top 20 team to awp for but meh
2020-11-26 00:34
3 replies
Or remove nawwk and put back twist as a AWPer. ik nawwk is good player but he seems so unmotivated idk
2020-11-27 00:09
2 replies
He seems depressed and unmotivated even after he had a break Hes been in T1 for a few months idk whats that doing to him
2020-11-27 00:11
1 reply
#118
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Europe AlL1n
Well thats what happens firs you dream to reach t1 just to find out its same 322 as t4.
2020-11-27 16:34
NiP disband now
2020-11-25 21:01
1 reply
+1
2020-11-25 22:49
FLOPPY POGGG LAST GOOD MATCH BEFORE THE KICK FROM THE TEAM HAHAHAHAHHA
2020-11-25 22:52
UK ....4th and 5th ofc : /
2020-11-25 23:02
#86
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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
NA CS IS BACK POG
2020-11-26 00:26
expected
2020-11-26 00:43
#90
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Iceland sinnep123
Brollan to Nip - Twist (awper playing as rifle :/ NIP Rez - Plopski - Brollan - Hampus - Nawk.
2020-11-26 00:46
#92
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Canada Btards
Kick Alex LMFAOOOO
2020-11-26 01:04
#KICKALEX get a better IGL not a flashthrower
2020-11-26 01:37
COLOSSUS
2020-11-26 03:38
EZ4FLOPPY
2020-11-26 07:38
1 reply
cause alex flash for him
2020-11-26 17:40
#116
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United States DEEBO
EU getting carried by NA... nice job floppy
2020-11-27 02:48
lmao free player hard carry
2020-11-28 14:07
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