Cloud9 secure ESL Pro League playoffs spot

After Evil Geniuses’s 2-0 win over Eternal Fire, the Russian squad are now confirmed for the next phase of Pro League.

Cloud9 find themselves in the playoffs of Pro League with two games to spare, their imperious 6-0 map record enough to secure qualification after other results in the group went their way. They join the likes of Natus Vincere, Vitality and FaZe in the playoff bracket, and play their remaining two matches for a spot directly in the quarter-finals.

The first half of 2022 was a mixed bag for Vladislav "⁠nafany⁠" Gorshkov and co. Wins in the Funspark ULTI Finals and IEM Dallas were marred by failures to make the playoffs of the PGL Major Antwerp and IEM Cologne, the latter result sending them into the player break on a dour note.

sh1ro is currently the third highest rated player of Pro League

In their first event of the new season Cloud9 have been back to their best, not dropping a single map so far in Malta with the whole squad firing on all cylinders; Timofey "⁠interz⁠" Yakushin, Abay "⁠HObbit⁠" Khasenov and Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov have each topped a series apiece.

Two teams are in pole position to join Cloud9 in qualifying from Group D, with FURIA and Liquid both already sat on two wins each. Evil Geniuses have the best chance of upsetting the apple cart, but would likely need to beat FURIA in order to do so.

The teams qualified for the playoffs so far are listed below, excluding Cloud9 whose placement is yet to be decided.

Seeded directly to quarter-finals:

Europe MOUZ
Group D 1st place

Playoffs round one:

Kazakhstan Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1190
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.53
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
891
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
Russia Timofey 'interz' Yakushin
Timofey 'interz' Yakushin
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
873
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.58
ez for c9 and eternal fire somehow lost to eg..
2022-09-23 19:15
3 replies
EG 3-2 reverse sweep
2022-09-23 19:16
2 replies
+1 rip furia
2022-09-23 19:16
1 reply
furia still getting thru if they beat liquid
2022-09-23 20:45
#4
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Canada SparklMastr
dour note.
2022-09-23 19:15
Is no one in C9 getting military duties??
2022-09-23 19:34
7 replies
#8
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United States 1Tuurtle
They're in NA i believe. Org said they were relocating when they first got signed. Could be wrong though
2022-09-23 19:38
2 replies
arent they in serbia?
2022-09-23 20:47
1 reply
#12
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United States 1Tuurtle
They might be, but I remember them sayin that they wanted to relocate to NA
2022-09-23 21:53
They havent done military service tho.
2022-09-23 19:39
Not likely, also, they don’t have to comeback to Russia.
2022-09-24 02:27
2 replies
what about other russian pros?
2022-09-24 06:47
1 reply
If they don’t have any military experience they’re not going to be drafted
2022-09-24 16:24
Ma bois 2stronk
2022-09-23 23:57
Now finish the job and get the first place in group.
2022-09-24 06:14
well deserved congrats
2022-09-24 17:57
clown9 comeback
2022-09-24 21:55
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