Cloud9 beat Complexity to kick off Roobet Cup campaign

The IEM Dallas champions took down the North American side in a two-map series.

Cloud9 have secured a win in their opening series of the Roobet Cup, claiming a win over Complexity to kick off their GSL group with a victory and set up a match against the winner of Astralis versus Movistar Riders for a spot in the playoffs.

Complexity had Cloud9 on the backfoot early on in the series, leading on their own pick of Inferno and nearly closing out the map to take the lead. Cloud9 didn't capitulate though and battled into overtime, where they managed to claim victory before easing through Dust2 to end the series in swift fashion.

The loss continues a dismal streak of results for Complexity, who have won just one of their last eight matchups, a narrow best-of-one victory over IHC at the Antwerp Major. Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson remains a pain point for the team as, despite wielding the primary AWP, he sits at the bottom of the pack recording a 0.79 rating in this series, the second-lowest above only in-game leader Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou.

sh1ro had a stellar series, ending it with a 1.71 rating

A pistol round win from Cloud9 to kick off Inferno was quickly responded to by the North American side, who won a force buy and converted the momentum of the victory into a 5-1 lead. Cloud9 stabilized and managed to respond thanks in part to a stellar showing from Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov, who helped his side keep themselves in the map and reduced the deficit to just a single round by halftime.

After the side swap, Complexity looked as if they would be able to close out their map in comfortable fashion, winning the pistol and keeping Cloud9 at bay en route to a13-8 lead. Even after suffering an upset loss to pistols, JT and company didn't seem fazed, responding with a round win of their own to maintain control.

However, Cloud9 were unrelenting and continued to batter the Complexity defenses, with the North American side making it to match point only for the map to head to overtime, where Cloud9 reigned supreme with a flawless T-side to quickly secure victory.

Following the crushing loss, Complexity looked out of sorts on Dust2, unable to muster much of an opposition against the power duo of Abay "⁠HObbit⁠" Khasenov and sh1ro. The IEM Dallas victors were up 7-2 before there was an effort to fight back from Complexity, who managed to put up five rounds by the break but ultimately were unable to get much going in the second half, with Cloud9 not letting the win escape their grasp as they closed Dust2 out 16-7.

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0
22nd June 2022
19
Inferno
16
16
Dust2
7
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
67 - 31 +36 104.2 1.71
43 - 36 +7 84.1 1.27
41 - 40 +1 82.9 1.18
32 - 29 +3 62.6 1.14
38 - 35 +3 74.0 1.11
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
38 - 43 -5 72.0 0.96
40 - 44 -4 74.1 0.95
35 - 44 -9 73.6 0.92
31 - 42 -11 56.7 0.79
24 - 50 -26 55.1 0.61
Kazakhstan Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1171
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
871
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.53
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1052
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
476
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
ez
2022-06-22 21:54
so ez
2022-06-22 21:55
sh1ro top 1
2022-06-22 21:55
5 replies
#6
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Japan baiting
+1
2022-06-22 21:57
when online and against tier 3 oposition.. but you have to celebrate little things
2022-06-22 22:15
2 replies
+1 Rekt
2022-06-22 22:39
Kekw
2022-06-23 12:41
2022-06-22 23:23
#4
 | 
Latvia chebyrek
sh1ro hard carry
2022-06-22 21:55
so ez for goat junior
2022-06-22 21:57
#7
 | 
United States DudeFromUSA
wow surprising
2022-06-22 21:58
#8
 | 
Brazil flytw4tp
sh1ro > s0mple
2022-06-22 21:58
#9
 | 
New Zealand Iuca5
holy fuck complexity just kick junior already and import an eu awp how long is it going to take you to realize this guy isnt good enough
2022-06-22 21:58
12 replies
#11
 | 
United States snakedrake
+Smooya
2022-06-22 22:00
1 reply
-JT -junior +Smooya +young igl. Dominate NA for 6 months or so then try EU. If that doesn't work... Either spend more money and buy players out or disband.
2022-06-23 06:57
+1
2022-06-22 22:04
#21
 | 
Germany Greifvogel
Degster and smooya are free, no idea why they would rather play with this guy
2022-06-22 22:53
7 replies
doubt degster would join this project if he was offered
2022-06-23 00:17
Degster is not free
2022-06-23 02:31
Smooya is dogshit stop overrating him
2022-06-23 02:33
3 replies
Smooya was great on Movistar and the level of competition that they were against, theres no way that coL would be consistently playing better teams than Movistar was lol. It'd probably put him in a tier of competition where he would rack up stats.
2022-06-23 03:57
2 replies
No doubt he is good against tier 2-3 eu but people overrating him like he is some kind of superstar tier 1 awper
2022-06-23 06:02
1 reply
Yeha idk he kind of does the same thing junior does but at a much higher level if that makes sense? Like Junior looks out of place against top 30 teams. Smooya looks out of place against top 10 teams, but the jump in skill is really large between those two points. I do think he is a straight upgrade over Junior, he speaks english natively, and he has a 'big personality' which is something NA is more used to dealing with than Germans and Swedes. I dont think he is the second coming of peak guardian, but i think given the market and how down bad he is for a team, it has to be the best player they can get at their price range and at their skill level. He could easily be the best or 2nd best player on the team and stomp the tier 2.5 scene.
2022-06-24 03:12
why would degster join them they r so bad
2022-06-23 16:16
An eu awp + hooxi
2022-06-23 02:30
NA Derby right there
2022-06-22 22:00
1 reply
hahaha
2022-06-22 22:07
Expected
2022-06-22 22:00
The fact that "junior" is still a pro just mess with my mind. This kid is random lvl9 EU player.
2022-06-22 22:01
1 reply
still enough for NA
2022-06-23 16:16
NT Junior You deserve better team
2022-06-22 22:05
#23
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China Rynaki
C9 last NA hope
2022-06-22 23:10
#25
 | 
South America Huascaran
Insane showing from shiro.
2022-06-22 23:38
#26
 | 
Sweden Juuzou_
Expected, shiro beaming. But then again, complexity is a tier 2 squad… anyways first hurdle is done.
2022-06-22 23:39
#28
 | 
Canada Poulex
I feel grim, floppy and fang are improving and playing well. If they had a decent awper it would be a game changer.
2022-06-23 01:12
I gave Junior the benefit of the doubt, but it's time for him to be replaced.
2022-06-23 02:18
#31
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Slovakia Bonas
Col t sides good,improvements seen
2022-06-23 02:24
#36
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United Kingdom Leftie
teams of total difference, no one got >1.00 rating vs everyone getting >1.00, complexity why do you even try anymore
2022-06-23 04:39
Complexity won’t win a match. Probably not even a map.
2022-06-23 05:32
NA just don't want to win, they just want their paycheck and being comfortable :) They should try and put "win to get paid" in their contracts, see if that would help them get motivated
2022-06-23 09:25
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