France win CB Nations Cup XIV

With what started with 38 countries, is finally down to just one. France are the ClanBase Nations Cup XIV winners in Counter-Strike 1.6, defeating Sweden on de_inferno 16-9 and de_train 16-13.

The two teams faced off on de_inferno to begin the final, and after a few sloppy rounds, France were able to steady the fastest and take the opening half 10-5. The second half, France were able to continue their momentum and hold off any challenges Sweden threw at them and take the first map 16-9.

The next map would see de_train be the final showdown between the two finalists, which proved to be a great sniper duel as both teams were packed full of marksmen. France would once again get the better of the men from Sweden and take the map and the title with a 16-13 win.

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With this victory, France are now the champions and take home the title of ClanBase Nations Cup XIV winners. The final placings were:

1. France France
2. Sweden Sweden
3. Norway Norway
4. Russia Russia
5-8. Poland Poland
5-8. Denmark Denmark
5-8. Ukraine Ukraine
5-8. Finland Finland

France's complete lineup for ClanBase Nations Cup XIV was:

France Fabien "atLaNtis" Deguiraud
France Rodolphe "Diodel" Verloës
France Benjamin "drizzer" Charnet
France Michael "HaRts" Zanatta
France Rémi "loduN" Colas
France Engin "MAJ3R" Kupeli
France Michel "mshz" Nguyen
France Rémy "revZ" Prieur
France Christophe "SIXER" Xia

For a complete overview of the statistics for the season click here and make sure to drop by the coverage section for past results and demos.

surprise
2011-05-06 00:09
8 replies
i don't think so
2011-05-06 00:10
BIG surprise, swe.cs is better.
2011-05-06 09:51
6 replies
France is very good online.
2011-05-06 10:42
2 replies
+1
2011-05-06 13:41
1 reply
:D:D:D
2011-05-06 13:50
swe is also really good with tactics in their teams but in nations cup it is virtually a mix team so teamplay isnt as good together.. whereas most of these french players have played together in the past
2011-05-06 16:34
2 replies
most of the Swedes played together in the past too or still play together
2011-05-06 17:26
i doubt swedes take it as a big deal, otherwise they would play with SK / fnatic mix instead they put semi-pro players to improve which is good
2011-05-07 01:06
the champions of the internet!
2011-05-06 00:10
20 replies
+1
2011-05-06 00:32
+1
2011-05-06 00:36
dumbass
2011-05-06 01:21
2 replies
+1
2011-05-06 06:52
haha:D
2011-05-06 13:06
-10000 -.-
2011-05-06 03:26
friggin moron
2011-05-06 05:26
+1
2011-05-06 05:29
#94
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Sweden ribb
sweden had more inet-heroes in their lineup than france did.
2011-05-06 08:24
umadbro?
2011-05-06 09:21
thats actually so true, but only the unknown guys. straight after germans comes french.
2011-05-06 09:23
internet ? emulate win international event , eshara goos rank in lan event so shut up whiner >.<
2011-05-06 10:29
+1 they are rly awesome, but only @ net! :/
2011-05-06 10:43
idiot
2011-05-06 10:56
but france win!!!
2011-05-06 11:41
+1
2011-05-06 12:06
+1
2011-05-06 13:42
1 reply
+1
2011-05-06 16:52
+1
2011-05-06 18:14
haters gonna hate
2011-05-06 19:40
SIXER monster =]
2011-05-06 00:10
nice :D
2011-05-06 00:10
surprise !
2011-05-06 00:10
Nice!
2011-05-06 00:11
#8
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Sweden Vilseledd
congrats, well played :)
2011-05-06 00:11
gg wp beating all the best teams
2011-05-06 00:12
sixer won CB Nations Cup XIV this France's line-up must confirm a new team
2011-05-06 00:12
no prizes :[??
2011-05-06 00:12
5 replies
why do u think so? respect from people is very cool prize
2011-05-06 00:14
2 replies
+1
2011-05-06 00:43
Respect from who? Not even from the sweden fanboys. I don't get it.
2011-05-06 14:01
no :{
2011-05-06 00:15
well.. this is a clanbase event. seems like they stopped promising to give the prizes since they wouldn't do that anyways ^^
2011-05-06 15:32
GJ guys you wrote "through" instead of "threw" btw :p
2011-05-06 00:14
2 replies
good pick up. i usually watch a round, alt-tab type a sentence, alt-tab, watch a round, etc etc often comes out wrong :) :) :)
2011-05-06 00:20
1 reply
You left out "alt-tab > doobie"... :)
2011-05-06 00:55
gg ;)
2011-05-06 00:13
4 replies
as i said : france >>> sweden
2011-05-06 15:07
3 replies
Sweden with players from a2g n such, NICE BRO
2011-05-06 16:57
2 replies
hltv.org/match/1741546-sweden-france-cb-.. nice joke, bro hope you'll listen to me next time :P
2011-05-06 17:27
1 reply
wth?
2011-05-06 21:14
#14
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Brazil ptL^^
Nice :D
2011-05-06 00:13
Kepeli lol.
2011-05-06 00:14
1 reply
woopsie :) fixed.
2011-05-06 00:22
my bets :c
2011-05-06 00:14
surprise ^^ GJ I think they deserve a prize too.
2011-05-06 00:15
As I said :D Good match for sixer;)
2011-05-06 00:15
congrats but im a bit suprised that it was so convincing.
2011-05-06 00:15
3 replies
and maj3r was not on fire...
2011-05-06 00:18
2 replies
you cant say he was bad.
2011-05-06 00:20
But pretty nice ace on inferno.
2011-05-06 00:23
GJ France :) !
2011-05-06 00:20
not a surpris ^^
2011-05-06 00:25
what up now swedeees???!! WOOOOOOOOHHHH!!! P.D: just joking
2011-05-06 00:29
2 replies
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHH ! haha, i miss the old times :)
2011-05-06 22:36
1 reply
finally someone who knows what am talking! thank god im not alone in this world heuhaeuhaueae yeah me too, good old times :(... with mibr hehaehaheahe
2011-05-07 00:44
#30
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Brazil gu1d0
well done guys good job france <3 sixer
2011-05-06 00:30
wp :)
2011-05-06 00:31
#33
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Brazil fzZ
nice
2011-05-06 00:32
grats! this is why france needs more of a "dream team". They might not be top3-5, but imo they could at least compete for a title.
2011-05-06 00:33
2 replies
in france we have a shitload of "great players" not all of them are as good as sixer but we have a lot of players who COULD compete at an international level, enough to make 2 maybe 3 teams, but none of the existing teams does anything. So when it's CB nationcup or ENC, where there aren't many real teams and more mixes, french players get to shine a little but none of the existing teams can even hope to reach a podium internationally
2011-05-06 05:29
1 reply
which is quite sad. :P
2011-05-06 09:22
#36
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Mexico tim7
grats RARA ;)
2011-05-06 00:41
#37
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Japan kitzune
gj france! but when its not a nations cup and there is money prize and private organisation teams it will be more difficult
2011-05-06 00:42
Well played guys! Congratz! Those 8 nations listed are definitely top8 nations in Europe. Really glad to see that.
2011-05-06 00:45
2 replies
missing germany :/
2011-05-06 00:48
1 reply
Yes, sorry, you are right. I forgot that they didn't participate.
2011-05-06 00:53
gg france :P
2011-05-06 00:45
no gtr , no win
2011-05-06 00:46
#42
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Chile GanbETA
GG !
2011-05-06 00:46
lol ;p whats wrong with ger team?^
2011-05-06 00:48
SIXER KING
2011-05-06 00:48
nice play by France the whole tournament,gj guys!
2011-05-06 00:49
gg
2011-05-06 00:50
funny team france almost as good team play than esahara and millenium , with some training it could be a good team..
2011-05-06 00:57
Diodel drizzer maj3r sixer msx top 1?
2011-05-06 00:55
6 replies
Lol team rushrushHSHS!
2011-05-06 00:58
they need HaRts as igl but i think your team could do some damage yes even without any igl top 1 france easy.
2011-05-06 01:00
mSx is washed up not what he used to be which is sad but other players like CosMo, mshz, heuka, loduN would be better choices
2011-05-06 02:38
1 reply
hush
2011-05-06 17:28
forget msx plz
2011-05-06 06:17
just like others have said, drop msx and replace with harts and you have a great team online + OFFLINE
2011-05-06 10:26
pure swedish team!!!!zOMG! congratz guys! )
2011-05-06 00:57
where's rara :D
2011-05-06 01:00
fail sweden
2011-05-06 01:08
:DD
2011-05-06 01:09
where are those who say "easy for Sweden?" where ? France have better line up to Sweden for me of course. Congratulation guys !
2011-05-06 01:13
2 replies
All the haters...everyone wants Sweden to win everything people cant imagine another country actually being better then them
2011-05-06 02:39
1 reply
yes, is true, but it is also true that Sweden has great players. i always liked France about the game and players during this event
2011-05-06 03:53
GJ guyz,WP! ;)
2011-05-06 01:20
if GeT_RiGhT had played could be different. gz france.
2011-05-06 01:20
drizzer & SIXER...dance with awp =))
2011-05-06 01:22
wow this was really unexpected
2011-05-06 01:26
5 replies
Unexpected? unexpected would be Serbia winning anything...France is and has been a top 5 CS country for years...granted Sweden/Ukraine has better teams but France has so many quality players to rival any country and one of the best.
2011-05-06 02:37
4 replies
ok don't flame Serbia, you must agree it's just weird to see that guys like diodel and drizzer win against names like xizt, moddii and pronax, i respect france guys but sweden guys are more popular now days.
2011-05-06 02:51
3 replies
just like Ronaldo was, compared to Guivarch in 1998 football wc lololol
2011-05-06 23:41
2 replies
zidan is de best imo no zidan no good france am i right?
2011-05-07 12:19
1 reply
obviously, zidane is a god :)
2011-06-21 12:25
nice :D n1 sixeR .
2011-05-06 01:27
Goodjob for france, congrats!
2011-05-06 01:29
what did they won?
2011-05-06 01:31
1 reply
a guy above said "respect" LMAO !!!
2011-05-06 01:40
yiiiiiii haaaaaa thx France thx Sixer thx JER making us so proud supporting you ;)
2011-05-06 01:41
lol
2011-05-06 01:57
ALLEZ FRANCEEEEEE! great tournament they really played great glad this brings some attention to the French scene tons of talent here.
2011-05-06 02:11
e-a-s-y
2011-05-06 02:42
uhhh...prize money?
2011-05-06 03:11
popopopo
2011-05-06 04:17
who played for SWE ?
2011-05-06 04:21
3 replies
pronax, moddii, xizt, fyrrte and BARBARR (LOL HE REALLY SUCKS BIG TIME) !!!!!
2011-05-06 04:40
2 replies
who sucks? barbarr?
2011-05-06 09:32
ty
2011-05-09 04:01
congrats FRANCE!
2011-05-06 05:47
no Gtr no f0rest no Dsn
2011-05-06 05:52
ye, good job with the second team of Sweden ;)
2011-05-06 07:45
hard 2 believe` but GL to france guys
2011-05-06 07:48
well done by france, congratz
2011-05-06 08:23
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU all my bet money
2011-05-06 08:24
Well played france, congrats! :)
2011-05-06 09:32
Well done by great players !! Maybe not as known as swedish are but as good as them and maybe more :) (no troll) Drizzer MoM !!!
2011-05-06 09:47
4 replies
well i think the french lineup was equally as known as the swedish lineup
2011-05-06 10:32
3 replies
Some dont know drizzer and diodel as well as they know moddii, Xizt or pronax ... look @ comment #76.
2011-05-06 10:40
2 replies
yeah you are right. to me the lineups are equal by reputation but i guess that's not the common opinion
2011-05-06 10:44
1 reply
it's because we follow the european cs scene but some people just look at swedish one xD
2011-05-06 10:46
congratulations FR gg gj
2011-05-06 09:58
Put Maj3r and sixer with other good players , you get the best french team ... i really dont know what are they doing with geno and rara ????
2011-05-06 10:21
!
2011-05-06 10:45
Nice :)
2011-05-06 10:48
major MVP,i think. Congrats~.well done. Both sides are my favorite nations in CS.
2011-05-06 10:52
i think they won becouse it isn't important for cs,sweden guys probably didn't want to play serious becouse it isn't important... but great win by france... MAJ3R and SiXER great play...
2011-05-06 10:59
GoodJob
2011-05-06 11:08
sad to hear that BARBARR played bad. I've had big expectations from him in the last 2 years, same thing for Delpan...
2011-05-06 11:31
deserved !
2011-05-06 11:32
I'm not surprised. France played almost all its matches with this lineup so they were better adapted to each other than the swedes.
2011-05-06 12:03
Well credz to France, but consider that Sweden didn't have a single player from SK fnatic except GT, the rest was Rage, a2g and others so if it was lan with: GT, moddii, Delpan f0rest and RobbaN or just a mix of SK/fnatic Sweden would have won, btw, this lineup from France should be à team, they could rly do some damage, love all of the players, perfect dreamteam!
2011-05-06 12:09
9 replies
last year france B team>> swe A team with gtr delphan...
2011-05-06 12:49
4 replies
Anything can happen on internet.
2011-05-06 12:56
3 replies
it just means swe dominate cs scene cause they play a LOT , tactics and team play make them win but in mix when it s about good igl and aim france dominate
2011-05-06 13:01
2 replies
That is why Sweden allways place them selves in the final, like every single year and wins like 3/4 times? Okay =)
2011-05-06 13:49
+1, the only difference between french teams and swedish teams is just the amount of time they dedicate to cs and its work, thats what makes the swedish win internationally.
2011-05-06 14:22
Xizt ?
2011-05-06 13:24
3 replies
Forgot about him=D Still feels like Lions.Xizt l0l
2011-05-06 13:50
2 replies
And u don't feel moddi like SK.moddi ?
2011-05-07 01:16
1 reply
Well he is not SK.moddii anymore so.
2011-05-07 03:02
france has been win sweden with forest and gtr in the sweden roster there are 1 years ! a excuse it's a excuse for dont say france is better this years!
2011-05-06 12:14
3 replies
French A team vs Swedish C team, yeah, they are better =)
2011-05-06 12:57
2 replies
Ye, He didn't notice that f0rest and GTR are the worst top players in Sweden. Forgive him.
2011-05-06 14:05
1 reply
Pls, well, still, the french teams can't do shit;/
2011-05-06 14:28
gj expected
2011-05-06 12:17
France.A > Swe.C, surprise?
2011-05-06 12:46
lol @ people above taking cb nc seriously dot dot dot
2011-05-06 12:51
#130
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Estonia FrispeN
France won the nationscup and bringing home the prize of none
2011-05-06 12:56
1 reply
yeap thats LEGENDARY:D
2011-05-06 13:08
diodel and drizzer was amazing :o
2011-05-06 13:30
suprise, but it's online
2011-05-06 13:59
france kings of internet..sry for bad english
2011-05-06 14:05
3 replies
">3 Delpan" Funny comment
2011-05-06 14:13
they are kings when there's a fair fight, with the same amount of time dedicated to teamwork :), if you compare the practice time of the fnatics with french teams', you'll understand why the swedish keep winning.
2011-05-06 14:26
All the players in the team have beaten Na'Vi at least one time in LAN.
2011-05-06 16:27
lame sweden
2011-05-06 14:23
yeah, now it's the internet history, bla bla bla. France was stronger then Sweden, face it swedish fanboys and stop doing stupid comments.
2011-05-06 14:49
gg france drizzer was insane=D
2011-05-06 16:31
gg nice france :D
2011-05-06 17:09
Nobody bothered to state that there were NO PRICEMONEY involved. The Swedish top players play cs 24/7. Of course they don't want to start an online marathon at 22.30 CET when all they win is "pride". I watched the match, and it was obvious that France wanted this win more. They had some super serious tacticts and obviously didn't mind if the game took 4 hours. These 5 players are in no way any top players in Sweden. They are good, but definatly not a starting lineup for a nation cup finals. Nobody wanted to play, thats why France won. Peace
2011-05-06 17:11
11 replies
The Swedes play a lot more than the french, true. But true also that they are therefore meant to be in better shape than the french. Team C or not, pronax plays around 70 hours in two weeks when MAJ3R has less than 15. If they really wanted to win this more they would have probably made some effort to keep up their good shape but they didn't. About the tactics.. one word: HaRts. Nothing to do with their motivation, that's just his style. no need for lame excuses for a tournament that had no prizemoney dude. (and btw nobody bothered stating there were no pricemoney... probably cuz everybody that knows there's no prizemoney on CBNC
2011-05-06 17:38
10 replies
It's not lame excuses. It's a tournament nobody in Sweden care about. Simple. France had better players in this match, Im not arguing about that. But this is in no way any proof of which country is the better.
2011-05-06 17:38
9 replies
nobody said it was a proof that France was better, just a proof that SIXER & co beat moddii & co. If they don't care about it, well nobody forced them to play
2011-05-06 17:40
8 replies
Well some are pretty certain this is proof. Im sure the swedish lineup wanted to play, just not any other better players. The only good players in that lineup is MODDII and Xizt. Rest is utter crap. I would like a Swedish lineup for the finals in the article. This is just tossing shit on Sweden as a gaming nation, really
2011-05-06 17:50
7 replies
ok I'm not gonna repeat the same arguments forever, Sweden't line up was still of a pretty high level as we've seen all its players do well recently against teams like mTw or FX on internet. And since moddii & Xizt definitely are two of the very best players in Sweden right now that still means something for a country that has won so few international titles so far. Who cares who's better than who
2011-05-06 17:50
6 replies
You might think the lineup was good. But I and many others think its crap. FYRRTE hasnt played cs since Denmark. BARBARR has always been shit. Neither is pronax a top player at all. And no, moddi and xist is not of the very best. I dont mean to talk shit but this lineup is so increcibly bad i can't believe they even made it to the finals. Oh yes I do actually. France is the only top nation that thinks its worth wasting time on this tournament. And Im not talking shit about team France. Im just embarrased
2011-05-06 17:55
5 replies
they're not wasting time, they're using it to practice for the ENC, should it be happen (btw most countries but Ukraine and Russia put big line ups when they had strong nations to face, even Poland came with 3 FX players all the time.) It's funny to notice how everybody before the match was saying Sweden's line up was amazing and France had no chance and how suddenly it becomes crappy cuz they've lost. Xizt is good, moddii is awesome, and FYRR73 was the best in his team on D2 so I guess he's not too bad either.
2011-05-06 18:02
4 replies
dust2? we didn't watch the same match i think, did u watch the volleyball match?
2011-05-06 19:20
1 reply
let the jokes to those who actually have humour
2011-05-06 19:22
do you really think that french team could beat team denmark, sweden or finland with their top players and a first price to collect? i think not
2011-05-09 12:27
1 reply
they did it last years lol really good line ups with only players such as zonic trace or friis, the french actually won most of the time against denmark (and they didn't have Diodel nor hars in the line up btw) and beating finland is absolutely nothing compared with beating denmark or poland, sorry Concerning Sweden... they did pretty well on lan (even though they lost 2 - 1) with a rather bad line up (no harts, no diodel and iorek instead of mSx) against a swedish line up that had players like cArn and get_right
2011-05-09 18:51
gg france :)my cs is fucked up so coulden't watch the game but was france T-side sick :D cause I remember last game vs sweden and sweden didn't pick up a single line as ct? and ofc I must defend sweden and say that we really didn't have our best possible lineup ;) well anyways gg france youre sick online and at nation cups :)
2011-05-06 17:46
gg !
2011-05-06 19:19
Diodel drizzer HaRts MAJ3R SIXER Top 3 world
2011-05-06 19:29
2 replies
top5
2011-05-06 19:36
1 reply
top 3
2011-05-07 12:23
What I can see in this thread is crying swedes fanboys. It was expected, one of the best possible lineups in France couldn't beat some unexperienced players from Sweden?
2011-05-06 19:45
wp
2011-05-06 22:32
No rara? WTF.
2011-05-07 06:14
1 reply
because they would have won too easily with him ;)
2011-05-07 11:59
they should have put rara in the line up to umiliate sweden even more
2011-05-08 19:15
French dreamteam: SIXER(sick awper),MAJ3R(rifle) (must be) Diodel(rifle/secondary awper) HaRtS(strat caller/pretty good fragger/sick wallbanger) and the 5th player -> loduN/MaT/mshz
2011-06-21 12:41
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