Vanity, Cloud9 Blue defeat Version1 in NA LCQ first round

In his first collection in opposition to his former group after leaving in August, Anthony “vainness” Malaspina and Cloud9 Blue dominated his former group Version1 to advance within the higher bracket of the NA VCT Last Chance Qualifier.

The collection began on Breeze, with a shocking KAY/O decide popping out of Cloud9, and Xeppaa received issues rolling with a FRAG/ment kill on Zellsis throughout pistol and a clutch 2K in spherical two. KAY/O’s suppression saved V1’s Reyna from devouring and Jett from dashing, however V1 stayed in rivalry within the first half with some shocking eco-round wins. Cloud9 ended the primary half with a flawless spherical to take an 8-4 lead.

Vainness’s former CS:GO teammates in Xeppaa and Leaf led the way in which within the second-half pistol spherical as C9 Blue grew their lead. Within the first full gun spherical, C9 Blue blitzed into the B web site and halted any V1 retakes with a KAY/O and Viper final combo. V1 might solely muster a single spherical on their defensive sound, as C9 Blue confidently took away their opponent’s decide of Breeze, 13-5.

Version1 received off to a much-needed 3-0 begin on Icebox, and Cloud9 Blue received the primary gun spherical however at an enormous financial value. They received the follow-up spherical at a price as properly, however penny’s Jett knives helped V1 hold a small lead and pressure a Cloud9 save. However as quickly as Cloud9 received some credit again into their pockets, they went proper again to work with crisp entries and overwhelming post-plant utility. Cloud9 trailed 5-2 at one level however ended the half main 7-5.

Cloud9 continued their momentum with a one-sided pistol spherical whereas defending A, and a profitable retake on A the next spherical. V1 decreased the lead with a few spherical wins in opposition to a saving Cloud9, and received a detailed however essential shut gun spherical to shut the hole. With the rating tied 9-9, C9 halted the comeback try with two straight gun rounds bolstered by some nice performs from Xeta. One other C9 gun spherical put them on collection level and V1’s economic system in shambles, and the boys in Blue went extremely aggressive to slam the door on a comeback and take the map 13-9 within the first 2-0 collection of the entire occasion.

Vainness’s switch from V1 to Cloud9 was some of the prolific roster strikes from North America following the conclusion of Stage Three and noticed the long-time in-game-leader reunite with former CS:GO teammates Xeppaa and leaf.

The trio had discovered an excessive amount of success taking part in CS:GO for Chaos Esports Membership in 2020, however the group nonetheless launched its roster on Jan. 1, 2021. Each leaf and Xeppaa then joined Cloud9, however leaf instantly switched to VALORANT whereas Xeppaa stayed with CS:GO slightly longer as a part of the now disbanded “Colossus” project. He stayed with C9 however switched to VALORANT in April.

The Cloud9 Blue win in opposition to Version1 locations them within the second spherical of the higher bracket and can face off against Rise instantly. Version1 will play Thursday, Oct. 28 in opposition to FaZe Clan within the decrease bracket. | Vainness, Cloud9 Blue defeat Version1 in NA LCQ first spherical


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