Cloud9 Win Mid-Season Showdown to Qualify For MSI 2021
Cloud9 return to form in the Mid-Season Showdown and edge out Team Liquid 3-2 to qualify for MSI 2021.
In the past year, Cloud9 has seen ups and downs as they won Spring in 2020 but failed to qualify for Worlds in the second half of the year. In the preseason, the team picked up superstar Luka “Perkz” Perković from G2 Esports and Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami to bolster their roster.
Cloud9 started the season only behind Team Liquid in the LCS Lock-In after going all the way to Game 5 in the Finals. In the regular season, they picked up the pace and finished 13-5 (W-L).
Come playoffs, Cloud9 first took down 100 Thieves in a convincing sweep to start off their run. Next up, Cloud9 were able to figure out Team Liquid’s number as they beat them in a swift 3-1 to qualify for the Grand Finals.
In the Grand Finals, Team Liquid were back once again and fought back-and-forth with Cloud9 for the trophy. Across the series, it was Cloud9’s star mid laner Perkz that took the charge with his Seraphine, Viktor, and Sylas to secure the series for his team.
However, it is worth noting that Lucas “Santorin” Larsen was subbed out for the entirety of the finals due to health concerns. Nevertheless, Cloud9 prevailed on the day and punched their ticket to Reykjavik, Iceland for MSI 2021.
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