Feb 27, 2018
Cloud 9 are the Major champions. With their ELEAGUE Boston Major victory on home soil, you would be forgiven in thinking that this makes them a lock for any tournament victory since. Unfortunately, despite their momentous “Miracle in Massachusetts” victory against then favourites Faze Clan, they have since failed to consistently replicate that same incendiary form. Recently they were handily beaten by fellow Americans Team Liquid at cs_summit 2 in the Grand Final. In StarSeries i-League Season 4 they were unable to even make it of the group stages.
Are Cloud 9 getting worse? Not at all. One needs to put their Major-winning run into context. It was a massive overperformance that got them the victory. They can’t be expected to replicate four players simultaneously being in fiery form and one player having his best tournament in years at every LAN. Cloud 9 are a very good team, but that’s unrealistic.
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