Yesterday, Cloud9 eliminated home crowd favorites from Imperial in a nail-biting elimination series, in which the Russian squad came out on top with a 2-0 scoreline after overtime rounds on both Overpass and Vertigo. With the victory, Cloud9 secured themselves another opportunity to keep their Legends Stage dreams alive as they take upon Evil Geniuses in their next best-of-three series.
Cloud9’s 21-year-old AWPer, Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov was unstoppable in the elimination series and played a big role in securing the victory, having an immense impact throughout both maps, especially on Vertigo where he dropped 45 frags and finished with a 1.47 Rating. Thanks to him, Cloud9 were able to force any advantages Imperial had in most rounds to slip through their fingers.
After the match, sh1ro even went to Twitter, which we don’t see the 21-year-old Russian do that often, stating that this match is one of the best moments in his entire career.
sh1ro’s overall stats against Imperial:
73-45 K/D | 85.6 ADR | 80.0% KAST | 1.35 Rating
Watch the best highlights from the match right here:
Cloud9’s next match is against Evil Geniuses today at 22:00 (CET).