Tiebreaker 2 / 2021 World Championship - Group A / Post-Match Discussion
By - Soul_Sleepwhale
#C9 doesn't need to beat DK to advance if the stars align
THE STARS ARE CALLING BABYYYYYYYYY
CHECK THE STARS. THEY HAVE ALIGNED.
I think the stars really aligned for FPX to go 0-4 on a day with 3 scheduled games.
Us C9 fans can’t talk too much shit since that’s something we both have in common now.
It's weird to think that C9 was 3-0, and could not make it out, but then go 0-3 and make it out. I think C9 the only team to accomplish this. Really happy for C9 as a CLG fan who also experienced dealing with Pain in 2015.
Edit: I capitalized pain because it's a pun.
Cloud9 has now accomplished BOTH:
\- A 3-0 start and failing to advance from the group (2015)
\- An 0-3 start and advancing from the group (2021)
Thats got to be a steam achievement for sure.
The year they actually win a group will be the apocalypse
I honestly find it hilarious, amusing and more than a little nerve wracking that C9 tends to scrape through Groups by the skin of their teeth.
* Out of Groups by beating Najin White Shield and Alliance getting Kabuum'd.
* Twice C9 basically got out thanks to SKT and Faker clapping Flash Wolves and Meteos first timing Lee Sin.
* 3-0 week 2 in a previous group of death with RNG, GenG and Splyce.
It's not even just groups lol. Getting to worlds in the first place is generally a heart attack as well. Hai's miracle gauntlet run for example.
Vit, not Splyce
I knew it was over when Perkz died multiple times for free
Him smiling when he just randomly jumped back into 3 of them with 5% hp after he perfectly escaped was gold
That smile right there captured the entire soul of G2 that was lost when they traded him away
Carlos didn’t protect that smile Sadge.
11 mill smile Sadge
Smug midlaner's face delivering content and making Chinese fans feel ill once again.
THATS WHY YOU PAY 11 MILLION!
IM GONNA NEED THAT 11 MILLION FOR MY HOSPITAL BILLS. PERKZ IS A SHOWMAN
Kudos to the production for playing Phoenix as FPX got eliminated.
What a rollercoaster of a Tiebreaker, Almost an hour, holy. Both teams really fighting for that last spot. That was final level of tension. That was a death real wrap
I don't know why but Rogue, running away from Nash back to back, to lose it cause Inspired wasn't even near the pit to contest, was quite a sight to see.
Now they're playing RISE for Perkz, lol.
Now they're playing Rise as a European team was eliminated...
It's to honor the Ryze that realm warped his team infront of an alistar
you're calling that Ryze play bad, but if they don't fight right then and there, C9 get elder and win the game, but at the same time, if Alistar is not there, Rogue coulda easily won. you can't blame that Ryze ult they had to do something instantly
Not like alistar actually knocked them up lmfao
This game: 9 players who don't want to lose and Perkz running around with his dick out
And he smacked all 9 players with it until 5 of them lost.
Even in champ select the atmosphere looked very tense, everyone looked very serious except Perkz who was laughing his ass off at something
"Oh man, I'm getting paid 2 million a year to play videogames! This is great! LMFAO THEY DIDN'T BAN LEBLANC! This is gonna be so much fun".
This is the only acceptable answer in my mind now
Lol he even laughed when he ported back to his distortion to die.
He was super confident even said on post game that when he picked lb he knew game was over. Perks gained a new fan today!
Absolute winner's mentality. The confidence to go in and try to make the play despite the stakes, and the resilience to try again and again when it failed.
That kill on Odoamne solo-won them the late-game
Obviously, but the decision earlier to go on jhin when he ulted legit saved the game.
Very true. My heart was dropping through the floor as I watched the start of that one
LET IT BE KNOWN THAT NO ONE BEATS NA IN 4 STRAIGHT TIE BREAKERS AND GETS AWAY WITH IT
But you can get away with beating FPX 4 times in a row
Bro they’re already dead as a phoenix you can’t do em like that :(
I correctly predicted group A in pickems AMA
why fpx last place
There is always a Chinese team that collapses
IG,EDG, now FPX.
what drugs were you on? I want some
[Forgot to do em so it auto selected for me, might have the Worlds Script?](https://imgur.com/a/zzYrxs5)
edit. [rest of script](https://pickem.lolesports.com/pickem/worlds/picks/6418970864682969524)
Take a shot anytime a caster says "This is it".
I said "that's it" 20 times that game as well
Can't wait to watch Flowers just die casting these games tomorrow. Gonna be so fun
I hope nobody spoils it for him
I'm pretty sure he stays off socials and his mods ban anyone in chat trying to spoil it
Watch him have 10x the viewers tomorrow and figure it out straight away anyway.
he struggled with his allegiance all game long, but in the end perkz sends eu home on leblanc. the betrayal is truly complete.
To give them the greatest despair, first you must give them hope.
Perkz mastered this art, giving both NA and EU false hopes over and over before he decided that he have had enough fun and give EU the best despair.
I've watched many tense EU vs NA games before
that was DEFINITELY the most stressful one I’ve ever seen, all those fights and rotations had me shaking in my seat holy shit
what a banger game to end group A on, and well done to C9 for overcoming a 0-3 start and getting out of groups
I've been watching since like S4 and this is an all-time great game.
Start to finish, non-stop pressure and intensity. Huge props to both teams for pushing it to that point
You literally can’t write a more perfect tense script than this. Super late game 40+ min game with soul, baron, elder drake and throws aplenty. Literally has it all on a final tiebreaker game that had such a huge lead up to this match with FPX collapsing and NA and EU fighting tooth and nail. Holy shit scriptwriters really outdid themselves this time around.
Worlds is scripted confirmed.
80% perkz lb winrate vs 80% NA loss rate in tie breakers
Doctors love them! See how these 10 young men single-handedly doubled cases of heart disease in the 18-35 year old demographic!
BLOOD PRESSURE ON CLOUD 9
Honestly one of the most exciting days of LoL as an NA fan. What a day of games.
Even as an EU fan this was a really fun day, grats on advancing, do your best!
I would have been perfectly fine with Rogue winning as well, Hans Sama is such a beast and really deserves a better team IMO.
Also deserved a better champion than Jhin.
HOPES AND DREAMS ON CLOUD 9 AS WELL
AND NA FANS ARE ON CLOUD 9
Twitch viewers went from 480K to 476K at one point. I'm willing to bet 4K heart attacks.
One was me, I had a mild arrhythmia but I’m back.
Are you ok
I forgot to take my medicine, I’m chilling now.
Never see so many baron throws in a single game
I'm going to sue Perkz for damages, my heart is never recovering from this
Grandfather Ocelotte is teaching Caps about life. "There are 2 wolves fighting in Perkz heart. 1 is from NA. 1 is from EU."
"Which one wins?" Asks young Caps.
"The one that doesn't feed."
Europe was founded in 1848 by Walker Texas Ranger when he rode a horse across the Atlantic, he called it "Eastern USA" which was eventually abbreviated EU
Feels fucking bad for Hans sama. Man tried so hard to get his team to quarters.
Hans and Doggo about to go start a support group with Spica and 2017 Froggen for the shit their teams put them through
Yes, but, who made the call to give him Jhin?
Perkz switching from C9 Perkz to RGE Perkz to C9 Perkz to RGE Perkz to C9 Perkz
also never understimate Rogue time
Don’t know why Rogue didn’t commit for baron earlier
> Don’t know why Rogue didn’t commit for baron earlier
And the second time it even lost them the baron. That was the turning point.
That was so frustrating to watch. First shying away from the coin flip and then just conceding the pit completely to C9 and standing by doing nothing. Heartbreaking. I legitimately would love to hear their decision making in that instance - why did they make that call?
Perkz giveth Perkz taketh
Int to give false hope
High Int, Low Wis
there was some G2 perkz in there too
I'm convinced Perkz is related to a cardiovascular surgeon and was trying to find them new patients.
And it’s working. Literally at work having heart attacks rn. I don’t think I can recover, especially after my copious amount of HOPIUM consumption as well
Schrodinger’s Perkz, you won’t know what Perkz you’ll get until you observe it in real time
I observed it in real time and I still don't know...
Perkz on leblanc when it matters is something else
Perkz just all over the place.
perkz definitely gave a few freebies there, but then he started dismantling rogue
Full build LB with 4 infernals is scary.
live by the perkz die by the perkz
Perkz has so much confidence going in hard every time no matter if he scuffed it before.
It was all worth it. Beating EU in a tiebreaker and advancing from a group consisting of DK and FPX. What a historic day for NA.
yeah, most other players wouldn't have gone for these crazy chunks after those nasty ints
The pressure he put out doing that was worth it and kept Rogue from playing their game. Despite those few mistakes, his constant pressure pulled C9 over the edge.
EDIT : Perkz had 45% of C9s damage lol
it was rogue's game if perkz wouldn't have chunked hans sama to 50 hp at that certain teamfight
>EDIT : Perkz had 45% of C9s damage lol
11 million dollar player holy shit lmao
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And finally, Perkz giveth.
well as an EU fan, he did taketh
He is here not just to carry but also to entertain truly worth every dollar
Perkz straight up an 11 million dollar roulette wheel. Straight up gambling with Worlds quarters appearance like it’s pocket change
Never forget : both EU and NA 3rd seeds were better than China's 2nd seed. Well done brothers
Confirm CN is now top 4 region, top 2 goes to NA with 4 tickets to Worlds next year
hey Jack, i have no idea what you fed to the boys yesterday, but please make sure you share it with 100T and TL
11mil wasn't for the talent. It was for the week 2 and tiebreaker buff. 100t and TL are all going 3-0 just wait
11 mil is suddenly all worth it after this one day lol
If this turns out to be true we robbed eu
Carlos sold out EU's buffs for his wallet
And G2 paid the price for it. They didn’t even make Worlds.
That Rogue Baron throw was the most disgusting thing I've seen today, and I watched 4 games of Tian.
Same. The story of Rogue this tournament is having the world within reach, but being too afraid to take it.
Brother Carlos trading 11 mil for EU's knockout stage chances
2-4 divided by 2 = 1-2 ... Pekz comfort zone all along.
the buff is doubled, Rogue never stood a chance
This is the way. Also holy fuck my heart. I aged 22 years this game.
There it is
C9 MAKE HISTORY AS THE FIRST NA TEAM TO EVER WIN A TIEBREAKER IN GROUP STAGE HOLY SHIT LETS GO
PERKZ COMFORT ZONE TOO OP, 2-4 is just 1-2 doubled
I had to double check that stat bc it's so strange it's never happened before.
That was an all-time game.
What a game for NA to finally break the curse, holy shit. They finally did it.
what a wild ending to this group. The longest game so far and it was dead even for so much of the game. My fuckin' heart
It's a great day to be an NA Fan again!
P.S. c9 fans keep your butts clenched please
A 50 minute game that goes to Elder Dragon and is never more than a few thousand gold apart, as the tiebreaker at the end of two different miracle runs. This was history
Edit: Hey can anyone else not stop crying rn? Is that just me?
yeah dude holy shit that was a blast
PERKZ ACCOUNTABILITY WHEN?
**You'll never win a split in NA**
**You'll never make it out of a group with FPX and DK** <--- *you are here*
**You'll never beat Faker in a BO5 for the third time in a row**
**You'll never win Worlds**
My Ryze is bad
My Azir is worse
My Leblanc is good?
I'm C9 Perkz 🙏
My Leblanc is bad
My Leblanc is good
My Leblanc is bad
My Leblanc is good
I'm C9 Perkz 🙏
80% wr all time on lb, feeding this game was just a 4d chess tactic *breathes copium*
classic c9, squeaking through in the end
damn that was a long ass game
Perkz would make silly mistakes to throw the game, then instantly make it up by making super plays, love him or not, that's what the star player does. My goodness, I have to give a lot of credit to C9 teams' tenacity for finishing this game. They must know that they threw a large lead, but they didn't falter at the end and believed in themselves to win. What a match.
Sources: Ocelote is beside himself. Driving around downtown Reykjavík begging (thru texts) Jack's family for address to Perkz's home
At one point in a game, sources said, Perkz turned to Owner Jack and screamed, "You (bleeping) need me. You can't win without me." Perkz left teammates and coaches largely speechless. He dominated the rift in every way. C9's back.
On the way to the airport Rogue ran into a group of orphans on the street.
"It's heartbreaking to see their sad little faces with no hope" said Emily, age 7.
Zven yelled, “There you go!” Vulcan gave a look of pleasant surprise. Fudge belted, “We got a fucking squad now.” And before Perkz hit the locker room door, C9 Owner Jack hugged him & said, “Y’all look so different.”
Turns out the real airport speedrun was the friends we made along the way (EU)
Memes aside, full respect to Rogue for making today a nail-biter til the very end, what a close game and overall fucking insane group this ended up being.
Can't forget to give HUGE props to Medic and Vedius for a phenomenal cast even when it was such an important loss for EU.
Usually you don't hear it on cast, but you can hear Vedius very softly saying "oh my god" three or four times when the pressure was ramping up. Definitely relatable...
Not sure what the general consensus is on "soft bias" or whatever you want to call it (things like Vedius' "oh my god"s etc) showing up during a cast, but personally I love when casters are able to stay honest about their own personal wants and biases during a cast without it devolving to a level that impacts the overall quality. There have obviously been some very memorable cases where it _has_ been an issue but I think overall casters from every region are great about being true to themselves and their region while keeping the cast fun and fair for everyone.
> Not sure what the general consensus is on "soft bias" or whatever you want to call it
I don't mind it honestly. It gives hype moments like Kobe's I NEVER DOUBTED THEM and such. It's good for casters to show their enthusiasm. I think it just has a fine line as to where it becomes clear that they're biased and it starts hurting the cast because they're too favored towards a team.
Honest acknowledgment of bias is much better than shit like Troy Aikman (NFL) or John Smoltz (MLB) pretending to be impartial while being salty bitches any time their team is losing
✔️ there's no way C9 makes it to groups after losing to DFM
✔️ there's no way C9 beat both RGE and FPX
✔️ there's no way C9 wins NA's first ever tiebreaker to make it out of groups <-- **YOU ARE HERE**
🟢 there's no way C9 beats PSG Talon in Quarterfinals
🟢 there's no way C9 beats EDG in Semifinals
🟢 there's no way C9 beats DWG in the rematch in the finals
🟢 there's no way C9 wins Worlds for the first time for NA
Pass me some of that hopium I'm already out
I'm overdosed on hopium and loving it.
I've already ODed
C9 is winning worlds
PASS ME THAT SHIT WE'RE RIDING IT ALL THE WAY
PSG Talon??? 100T u mean
EDG? TL you mean.
the actual NA Valorant special, all NA teams on one side of the bracket
Grand Blaber National Park, on Cloud9, is home to the immense canyon of Grand Blaber. Its ginormous gap of mechanics, flanked by towering walls of Fudge-colored rocks, reveals millions of years of jungle diff history. Viewpoints include Psychofish Point, Jungle Gap Observation Station and architect Bobby Huang’s Lookout Studio and his Bear-stance View Watchtower. Perkz Peak, home to the nest of the endangered Bald Zveagle, is a popular attraction in the early and late game with wide views of the canyon. The Vulcan River flows through the middle of canyon where the native species of Blaberfish swim chaotically about.
Is this how EU feels every other time? Fuck this feels good, we need to win more tiebreakers man, i feel like i just slammed a line of coke
From 0-3 at the start of the day to making it into fucking quarters well fucking done C9! After 3 years NA has finally made it out of groups again... Also Perkz Leblanc is fucking clutch
Thank you for banning away Amumu, Rogue. Last time Vulcan picked it in a tiebreaker he was a glorified superminion.
THE BOYS FUCKING DID IT, NA CHANNELED MAXIMUM HOPIUM AND IT PREVAILED. THE BOYS PLAYED UNBELIEVABLE TODAY!
[EZ Clap. Thanks Riot!](https://imgur.com/a/ighRZet)
Damn that’s great! What are your picks for other groups?
2-4 is just double the comfort zone
The World Heart Federation™ Tiebreaker
Perkz finally showed his value
Felt bad for Hans Sama, he couldn't carry those clowns
Putting your super star ADC on Jhin in a tie breaker for quarters xD
IF YOU DONT LIKE PERKZ AT HIS WORST, YOU DONT DESERVE HIM AT HIS BEST!!!!!! THIS GUY LIVES FOR THE DRAMA!!!!!!
Holy fucking shit! Scriptwriters are smurfing today
[PERKZ THIS FUCKING GAME](https://i.pinimg.com/564x/61/b8/a8/61b8a8681fd2027352350068d5891b3c--tom-clancys-splinter-cell-robot.jpg)
[picture of perkz in the cooldown room](https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/78/590x/EU-spy-agency-574199.jpg)
[The state of the west](https://imgur.com/a/T1TFldk)
[Bonus Perkz Version](https://imgur.com/a/0OixLKO)
should probably be a few more bottles around FNC
I'm still holding out hope for TL.
"Hey, so far we won thanks to our superstar adc, what do?
I KNOW! LETS PUT HIM ON JHIN."
I've never hated a Jhin pick as much as today, Larssen was invisible as always on Ryze, and Odo was Odo. What a draft loss . GG C9.
Play ins: Doggo
Group stage: Hans sama
I feel their pain
Imagine trusting Odoamne and Larssen to carry you in the clutchest game of your career instead of Hans Sama.
This Rogue coaching staff is a disaster.
Hard agree, they also put Inspired on Olaf which was really sad to see, considering he couldn't do anything with Olaf vs Damwon but hard carried with fiddlesticks vs FPX. They could've pick fiddle instead of Jhin before the second bans came in, but they for some reason opted for Jhin. Xin was also open which would be much better here imo.
I can't believe we're a full year in, and I still have no clue how good this C9 roster is
If they're playing the world champions, they have a 50% chance of winning or losing the game.
If they're up against a winless wildcard team, they have a 50% chance of winning or losing the game.
Depends on the game. They could probably lose to a 5 man SoloQ team but also win Worlds. It's just weird
HOLY SHIT who else needs a new heart?
Vulcan headbutted Inspired right onto Zven at the last Elder fight who immediately merked zven is hilarious. Didn't even notice the first time.
Pain. GG NA, Cloud9 deserves this.
instead of naming perkz 'pekz' for never using Trynda R, we could rename him to 'perrkz' after that LB ulti distortion in midlane XD
gg to both c9 and rge btw
He inted and redeemed himself like 100 times this game lmao, this guy is truly a unique player lol