fnatic beat Cloud9 to clinch cs_summit 7 semi-final spot

The Swedish team recovered from a slow start and completed the reverse sweep with two convincing victories.

fnatic came back from a map down to defeat Cloud9 2-1 and book their spot in the semi-final stage of cs_summit 7. The Swedish team looked a bit rusty at first as they were surprised on their own map pick of Vertigo, where Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen produced his best performance since joining Cloud9, but then put on breathtaking offensive displays on the following two maps, Inferno and Overpass, to turn the match around.

The Swedish side, who will face the winner of the match between OG and Heroic next, looked promising early on as they hit back after losing the pistol and put some rounds together, but things quickly went downhill. Cloud9 tightened up their defence and dominated proceedings for the rest of the half for a 10-5 lead, with es3tag impressing with a 21-6 score and a 134 ADR.

KRIMZ helped fnatic to win the series with a 30-bomb on Overpass

Cloud9 came out of the break guns blazing, winning five rounds off the bat to hit map point. Freddy "⁠KRIMZ⁠" Johansson then gave fnatic their first round of the half with a 1v2 clutch, but it merely delayed the inevitable by a few moments as the international team locked down the map in the following round.

Inferno began with fnatic looking the brighter of the two sides and they hopped out to a 6-3 lead following two streaks of three round wins. But their grip on the game was never strong, and Cloud9 grew in confidence after winning a half-buy. The international team were in control in the closing stages of the half, unlocking the A defence with precise executes time and time again for an 8-7 score.

But the second half brought a more resolute fnatic side. The Swedish team set the tempo and ran all over the Cloud9 defence, dropping just two rounds before securing the map.

William "⁠mezii⁠" Merriman opened Overpass with a 1v2 clutch in the pistol round to put Cloud9 into the lead. That was the start of a dominant run by the international team, who raced to a 5-1 lead, but then fnatic tightened up and gradually took the upper hand for an 8-7 lead. The Swedish team carried that momentum into the second half and ran away with the game, with KRIMZ adding 13 more frags to his tally as he spearheaded the team's attack against the helpless Cloud9 defence.

cs_summit 7Best of 3
Matchpage
2
1
30th January 2021
6
Vertigo
16
16
Inferno
10
16
Overpass
9
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
58 - 43 +15 89.1 1.28
57 - 54 +3 88.7 1.20
49 - 44 +5 79.9 1.11
49 - 52 -3 67.7 1.02
42 - 51 -9 57.8 0.92
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
58 - 54 +4 82.4 1.15
51 - 46 +5 77.5 1.14
47 - 49 -2 81.5 1.10
44 - 55 -11 73.2 0.95
42 - 51 -9 55.4 0.90
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1135
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1608
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
United Kingdom William 'mezii' Merriman
William 'mezii' Merriman
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
214
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
#1
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Finland LeksaBoi
wp
2021-01-30 21:19
6 replies
#7
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Europe chespiZ
krimz to faze
2021-01-30 21:19
5 replies
#10
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Japan Yuukek
Faze to Krimz
2021-01-30 21:21
1 reply
+1
2021-01-30 21:44
No, Olof to fnatic -JW +Olof
2021-01-30 22:37
2 replies
#48
JW | 
Ireland Sodaking
who would be Fnatics awper then Jackinho ?
2021-01-31 00:35
1 reply
#53
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Spain JLenny47
He was expected to but JW is keeping it for now
2021-01-31 01:41
gg
2021-01-30 21:19
pog
2021-01-30 21:19
GG nt NA and UK
2021-01-30 21:19
1 reply
#35
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North America 007DBR9
EU>NA
2021-01-30 22:19
#5
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Europe x1fy
brollan<frozen
2021-01-30 21:19
8 replies
Who?
2021-01-30 22:15
#36
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North America 007DBR9
brollan really played badly this series, he even said so on his twitter, fnatic winning this with jackinho popping off in place of brollan is a good sign
2021-01-30 22:20
#47
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Brazil ApplePie6
True
2021-01-31 00:31
frozen has like 10 good games in him through the entire year, rest of the time he's real quiet
2021-01-31 08:54
4 replies
#60
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Europe x1fy
the year has just begun
2021-01-31 15:59
3 replies
And he has already wasted alot of his good games
2021-02-02 21:08
2 replies
#62
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Europe x1fy
idk what have u seen, but he had the 3rd best 2.0 rating in summit so pretty good
2021-02-04 19:56
1 reply
Yes exactly, he doesnt have many good games left in him this year because he wasted them on summit.
2021-02-04 20:05
#6
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Latvia sonofdog
ez c9 and their management
2021-01-30 21:19
Colossal Disappointed
2021-01-30 21:20
#9
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Italy alex12345
EZ for KRIMZ
2021-01-30 21:21
#11
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Australia Beard43
The only surprise is that they dropped a map. GGWP
2021-01-30 21:23
16 replies
+1
2021-01-30 21:25
#16
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
I was expecting better results out of Xeppaa. ALEX was top-fragging, now no disrespect to ALEX or to IGL's in question, but it is a concerning sign when your other stars of the team do not show up.
2021-01-30 21:27
10 replies
#25
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Finland Veeti777
And floppy who has good mechanics and firepower. Maybe alex dont understand how to use different players in the right way.
2021-01-30 21:51
3 replies
#31
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
At the moment it seems that way but I don't think this loss tells of the whole story, just that ALEX played out of his mind and fnatic would've been in big trouble if KrimZ wasn't.
2021-01-30 22:03
2 replies
#32
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Canada Timings
ALEX has played well whole tournament but let's just keep in mind they are still a new team with a new player again so decent results from this tournament after all.
2021-01-30 22:11
1 reply
#33
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
I'm really looking forward to watching future Cloud9 games, of course. :)
2021-01-30 22:14
#26
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Australia Beard43
Yeah Golden top-fragged the map Fnatic lost, Alex when C9 lost. Very far from a rule (see Karrigan/Mouz earlier) but it's rarely a great sign when the IGL out performs the stars.
2021-01-30 21:51
1 reply
#29
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
I think it started when Pronax and Xizt practically never top-fragged a map during their respective eras, whereas Gla1ve is probably an exception to the rule as I have seen Gla1ve top-frag quite a lot of Astralis games to victory.
2021-01-30 21:59
Was thinking basically the same thing - the IGL's ability to utilise the players the right way. It's unclear to me if it's ALEX being unable to manage the team or the players unable to perform even with "proper" calls. Seems like guessing only. Maybe by checking their recent matches and conclude an opinion based on individual results? It still wouldn't tell the whole picture. It feels like they aren't able to find their footing since forming the team. Their game style looks somewhat confusing and out of sync often times, even though they have moments of a T1 team synergy feel. I wonder what will happen in the long run with this team.
2021-01-30 21:51
3 replies
#30
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Completely agree. Obviously there was the whole "10% loss" fiasco but in all honesty I don't think it would've made a difference. Cloud9 vs fnatic on Inferno was actually quite close at first but fnatic ran away with the map on the second half and Cloud9 did not have a counter at all. I look forward to seeing more of Cloud9's capability.
2021-01-30 22:02
2 replies
What do you mean by that "10% loss" fiasco? I've missed something, I guess :D I agree, this match was really close on the last two maps, but C9 lost some crucial rounds in the second half on both maps due to several reasons. Same here, let's see how they develop!
2021-01-30 22:33
1 reply
#51
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
ALEX posted a Tweet complaining about the cs_summit 7 servers, as there was 10% packet loss on the servers.
2021-01-31 00:38
#37
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North America 007DBR9
idk why they picked vertigo tbh, they looked awful
2021-01-30 22:21
2 replies
#45
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Australia Beard43
I missed Vertigo but I had wondered if they picked it as practise, I don't think they were too worried about C9.
2021-01-30 23:18
1 reply
#46
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North America 007DBR9
they were completely outmanuvered on that map
2021-01-30 23:33
#49
JW | 
Ireland Sodaking
not at all a surprise everyone knows Fnatic have never been good on Vertigo
2021-01-31 00:35
🤡 9
2021-01-30 21:23
2 replies
#55
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United States iamZNDR
Original stuff
2021-01-31 03:08
1 reply
thanks
2021-01-31 10:01
jackinho playing so fucking well....he and krimz are carrying fnatic all way long
2021-01-30 21:25
2 replies
#18
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
+1 Watching Jackinho like a hawk but he looked really good that series. That being said however, I do not think fnatic were properly tested to their absolute limits in this game, so we have yet to see how well they are truly doing against some of the better teams.
2021-01-30 21:29
1 reply
#38
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North America 007DBR9
brollan barely being above a 1.00 rating is kinda proof of that
2021-01-30 22:21
#15
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
New fnatic team would be completely sunken if not for KrimZ to help keep them afloat. Once again, a medal for that mans insane consistency...
2021-01-30 21:25
1 reply
#50
JW | 
Ireland Sodaking
honestly one of the all time Greats for sure
2021-01-31 00:36
Always free money vs Clown9
2021-01-30 21:29
What a letdown of a roster
2021-01-30 21:32
great news!
2021-01-30 21:34
Clown 9 haha save es3tag
2021-01-30 21:36
so fcking ez, see yall in grand finals.
2021-01-30 21:37
clown9 xaxaxaxa
2021-01-30 21:42
god krimz
2021-01-30 21:55
#39
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Russia AliasNamer
good job by father KRIMZ
2021-01-30 22:24
Man if Alex top frags I can see how they lost without watching the demo
2021-01-30 22:35
1 reply
#44
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Netherlands HeaX16
underperformance be like
2021-01-30 23:12
#43
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South Africa tehb0x
Is Alex the new Nifty?
2021-01-30 22:58
#52
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Brazil ApplePie6
es3tag deserves better bro
2021-01-31 00:38
1 reply
he is garbo XD
2021-01-31 04:42
#54
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
fnatic is looking really good. Cloud9 has potential, they just need time.
2021-01-31 02:07
How can you destroy fnatic on their map pick and then lose the next two maps? Wtf
2021-01-31 07:10
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