Complexity, Cloud9 through to DreamHack Masters Winter playoffs; FaZe, Spirit eliminated

Complexity needed all three maps in their series to overcome FaZe, while Cloud9 ended their bout against Spirit 2-0.

Complexity and Cloud9 join Heroic, Gambit, mousesports and FURIA in the DreamHack Master Winter playoffs after winning the Group A lower bracket semi-finals against FaZe and Spirit, respectively.

The 'juggernaut' and the 'colossus' survived elimination from the DreamHack Masters Winter lower bracket in their final group stage matches. Both teams were able to put forth dominating performances, with Cloud9 beating Spirit 16-4 on Dust2 and Complexity winning Inferno against FaZe with the same score line, although they also struggled at times, as Cloud9 took Nuke in the last round and Complexity needed a third map to seal the deal after losing their pick in overtime.

Complexity are among the top 8 at DreamHack Masters Winter

FaZe and Complexity started their series off on Inferno, where Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer and company dominated on the CT side to plow through FaZe 14-1 before switching sides, closing the map out 16-4 to take the series lead. They were then quick to get ahead on Nuke, trying to bring their momentum over, but FaZe awakened and took a close 8-7 half on the CT side. They then looked poised to close the map out after winning the second pistol round, but a 1vs4 clutch by William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba put his team right back in the swing of things, although ultimately it was Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David and company who were able to bag it after two sets of overtime to take the series all the way to the decider.

Reinvigorated after their victory on Nuke, FaZe set the pace on the attacking side of Mirage, going up 6-2 early on, but the tables to turned as Complexity were able to build an economic game, winning the last seven rounds in a row to lead 9-6 at the switch. Complexity hit double digits after the second pistol round and dashed straight for the finish line, securing the map 16-7 to punch their ticket to the quarter-finals.

Cloud9 took control of proceedings against Spirit early on, with a swift 5-0 lead on the attacking side of Nuke. After splitting the remaining rounds of the half, Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin and company hit double digits, 10-5. A crazy second ensued as no team could win two rounds in a row until nine rounds in, after which Cloud9 were able to secure the win 16-14. The European squad then imposed their will on Spirit’s pick, Dust2, crushing the CIS squad 14-1 on the CT side before closing the map and series out, 16-4, in a solid team effort.

Matchpage
1
2
3rd December 2020
4
Inferno
16
22
Nuke
19
7
Mirage
16
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
54 - 60 -6 73.1 0.98
57 - 61 -4 67.8 0.93
50 - 66 -16 68.0 0.89
48 - 67 -19 62.5 0.81
45 - 65 -20 62.3 0.78
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
81 - 49 +32 102.5 1.50
70 - 60 +10 91.8 1.23
60 - 45 +15 73.5 1.21
55 - 49 +6 67.9 1.09
53 - 52 +1 69.8 1.02
Matchpage
2
0
3rd December 2020
16
Nuke
14
16
Dust2
4
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
45 - 27 +18 95.0 1.45
44 - 25 +19 91.2 1.37
41 - 28 +13 84.6 1.29
33 - 28 +5 68.1 1.16
22 - 28 -6 55.7 0.90
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
32 - 39 -7 78.9 1.04
28 - 34 -6 61.5 0.93
31 - 37 -6 77.0 0.89
29 - 36 -7 54.4 0.84
15 - 39 -24 50.1 0.54
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1284
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
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 William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1249
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
591
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
EZ FOR FURIA
2020-12-03 16:24
6 replies
FLUKIA
2020-12-03 16:25
3 replies
#9
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
would be a cool storyline if finals was C9 vs coL
2020-12-03 16:26
2 replies
#30
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Netherlands HeaX16
i wanna see this, but chances of it happening are low
2020-12-03 17:45
1 reply
I'm just happy Cloud9 made it to the playoffs in the first place. Spirit has been really good the last 6+ months, so I'm stoked for the future of this Cloud9 team!
2020-12-03 21:09
+1
2020-12-03 16:32
Mad soyboy spotted lmao
2020-12-03 17:06
zizi
2020-12-03 16:24
Ez4clown9
2020-12-03 16:25
#6
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Brazil Par4dox11
Faze should honestly disband, tbh
2020-12-03 16:25
2 replies
tbh honestly honest tbh
2020-12-03 16:41
1 reply
#21
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Brazil Par4dox11
I have to honestly agree with this honest agreement
2020-12-03 16:55
faze are something else
2020-12-03 16:25
#10
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Pakistan LoOuU2
JKS having a hard time adjusting into the team for the moment, meanwhile Mir in a complete bot form.
2020-12-03 16:29
5 replies
He had to be either feeling under the weather, throwing, or getting countered hard....haven't watched the match yet tho. I expected mir to dance around C9 honestly.
2020-12-03 16:45
2 replies
#37
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Pakistan LoOuU2
i havent got to watch too many Complexity games either since his addition , but i feel like his roles arent doing him justice at the moment , he needs time. Mir definitely should have had a great game today but , one of those bad days i guess.
2020-12-03 22:00
1 reply
Sorry, yeah I was only referring to Mir, which I didn't say. I think JKS just needs time too; the guy's a machine, send him out for info or whatever he likes to do!
2020-12-04 02:48
Mir not having the day i guess. Mir not having the day evaporated his teammates' spirit as well.
2020-12-03 17:39
1 reply
#38
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Pakistan LoOuU2
seems to be the case , having one of those bad days
2020-12-03 22:00
it's early to give judgement on how JKS is performing right now.
2020-12-03 16:31
just disband faze wtf is this.
2020-12-03 16:32
7 replies
olof was my favorite player for the longest time but he needs to retire so he could not tarnish his legacy and not do another f0rest and get right
2020-12-03 16:33
6 replies
f0rest still doing fine?
2020-12-03 16:36
3 replies
Yes f0rest doing completely fine......against t20 teams ofc
2020-12-03 16:52
1 reply
#43
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United States 1nsaneMe
Team didnt perform overall. Forest wasnt the only one sucking
2020-12-04 16:37
Go full streamer, work on weekdays job, get married, have kids as well as cute grandkids & as the evening turns dark it's time for him to ride off into the sunset. What a perfect retirement ~
2020-12-03 17:44
1 reply
+1 i recommend this to stewie10am just leave the game man and do a shroud you have a big fanbase of NA kids you"ll live your life happily streaming
2020-12-04 06:45
Www clown9 did surprise me today by beating spirit. Gg to clown9
2020-12-03 16:37
#18
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
My boys <3 Lets go
2020-12-03 16:42
1 reply
NA stay winning
2020-12-03 20:42
Easy for kassad.
2020-12-03 17:01
#25
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Europe k1otaN
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov 15 - 39 -24 spirit lost 5v1 disband soon
2020-12-03 17:06
#26
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Poland SebL
Complexity is showing some potential, with small changes they could be a TOP 5 team. It's sad to say but honestly it would be better for everyone if FaZe would just go seperate ways. Cloud9 is looking really good. Spirit has potential, they just need to work hard.
2020-12-03 17:14
4 replies
+1 hey Mr Nice Guy we meet again ~
2020-12-03 17:47
1 reply
#34
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Poland SebL
Hello
2020-12-03 20:50
Colossus is looking decent, Juggernaut looking like a steamroller, didn't need jks playing well to get through
2020-12-03 18:41
1 reply
#35
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Poland SebL
With small changes Juggernaut could be TOP 5.
2020-12-03 20:50
hltv.org/matches/2345542/spirit-vs-flows.. My prediction is starting to come true!
2020-12-04 01:27
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