Cloud9 becomes first North American ‘CS:GO’ team to win ESL Pro League

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Cloud9 won its first ESL Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pro League championship Sunday night, defeating last season’s defending champions SK Gaming 2-1.

Despite SK Gaming’s hometown advantage in Brazil, North America’s Cloud9 steamrolled through the squad in the Pro league Season 4 finals, taking home $200,000 of the $600,000 prize pool. Cloud9 is the first North American team to win a big international CS:GO tournament since Team SoloMid won the PGL Championship Series in October 2015.

C9′s Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek and Jake “Stewie2″ Yip led the team to an overwhelming victory along with newest member Timothy “Autimatic” Ta, making play after play to upset SK. After a close loss in overtime to SK Gaming in the first game, Cloud9 was absolutely unstoppable, taking the next two maps Mirage and Dust2 16-6 and 16-5 for a swift victory in São Paulo. …

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