Stewie2k
Jake Yip 
United States
Cloud9
Late game losses result in 3-0 loss to SK
July 9, 2017
Stewie2k put together a 48/60 KD in the grand final on Sunday with a loss to SK Gaming at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
Stewie2k struggled early on in the first half of Cobblestone, as they were unable to hold off the offense of SK. Still, Stewie2k won Cloud9 a few rounds by creating some odd-man situations early, but SK took the first half 10-5. The second half consisted of four rounds won on the offense for C9, including his Round 22 ace on the B-bombsite to keep the team in the game before SK won 16-9. In Game 2, he led a smooth first half on the offense exposing the A-execute on Train to advance take a 10-5 into the break. His second-half performance, however, took a rather sharp turn for the worst as he was unable to hold off the aggressive offense for a 16-12 loss. In Game 3, Stewie2k lost the pistol due to an overly aggressive play, but then fired back winning nine straight, including his Round 9 quad kill on the defense to hold off the B-bombsite. Once again, however, his late game was weak and SK took the remaining rounds to make it 10-5 at the half. The second half was a disaster as Stewie2k could not close out the map on the offense only winning four rounds in the 16-14 Inferno loss.
Leads Cloud9 to grand final
July 9, 2017
Stewie2k gathered a 45/46 KD on Saturday over Natus Vincere in the semifinals at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
After a slow 3-0 start on Mirage, Stewie2k rallied his team to a huge offensive comeback taking control of the B-bombsite for a seven round win streak. He continued to apply pressure opening up the bombsite using the rifle or AWP to come out on top 10-5. The second half started with holding off the pistol and one anti-eco before Stewie2k had little to no economy after a Natus Vincere force buys gave them the seven rounds needed to tie. Stewie2k then called for a half buy that boasted the team to overcome the pressure to take Mirage 16-13 with Stewie2k earning a team-leading 27/21 KD and 93.8 ADR. Game 2 Stewie2k had a flawless start on the defense picking up a perfect 6-0 lead before giving up one mishap round on the B-bombsite. Stewie2k dropped a few rounds as his defense was contested late, but managed to escape the first half up 9-6. The second half was a challenge as Stewie2k was shut down for a 3-0 deficit early, however, his offense picked up two more rounds thanks to his ability to entry including his Round 29 triple kill to pick up the last three for the 16-14 win. Stewie2k gathered an 18/25 KD and 90.7 ADR on Overpass in the 2-0 series.
Slow strategies give way to late blooming
July 8, 2017
Stewie2k went 48/49 in Cloud9's win against Ninjas in Pyjamas on Friday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
Stewie2k seemed to be taking his team into this series a bit measured in terms of strategies, as NiP flew out of the gate in this series, finding a 10-5 lead at halftime of Game 1. Stewie2k then seemed to settle into a rhythm with his shotcalling in the second half to mount a strong comeback. While things slipped up a bit in Game 2 when NiP were on top of their game, these winning strategies were back on display in Game 3. All of C9 were playing great in the final frame to pick up the 16-6 upset win to lock down the series.
Keeps C9 from being eliminated
July 6, 2017
Stewie2k rose to the occasion with a 24/16 KD in Cloud9's big win over Immortals on Thursday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
Stewie2k was the man in this series on Thursday. With his team winning the pistol round, he got his hands on a UMP in Round 2 and used it to great effect in the form of a quad kill. This was just the beginning, as he continued to pour in kills as the game went on. He never really did much that was particularly flashy after his quad kill, but he was just always there to keep C9 moving in the right direction. He even managed to pick up kills in rounds when his team started off with two deaths. Should he keep this level of play up into the next game, C9 will be a shoo-in for the playoffs.
Aggressive flanks translate into win
July 5, 2017
Stewie2k finished Cloud9's win over TyLoo on Wednesday at ESL Cologne with a 19/15 KD.
ANALYSIS
Stewie2k wasn't exactly lighting things up, but he was very consistent all throughout this game. He started things with a double in the pistol round, but it came in a loss. The beginning of the game was very rough for C9, as TyLoo came out the gate extremely hot. That didn't stop Stewie2k from putting up kills whenever he could. He never stopped flanking, and it eventually paid off. Once all of Cloud9 started playing as a unit, Stewie2k thrived. This continued on into the second half, where he found himself a quad kill in Round 21 to really push C9 out in front of TyLoo in what was eventually a 16-9 win.
Leads in stuttering loss to Immortals
May 31, 2017
Stewie2k posted a slim 14/18 KD on Wednesday in a loss to Immortals 1-0 in the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals.
ANALYSIS
Stewie2k had the better start in the first half, winning the pistol round but quickly deflating on the defense, and Immortals began to apply the pressure early. After giving up a few rounds unable to get a good read on the offense, Stewie2k took a grueling first-half deficit down 10-5. The second half had a clean start on the offense, punishing the over-aggression by the defense early for the second pistol round win. However, Immortals came swinging back, winning five over Stewie2k's offense to eventually close the half up 16-8 as Stewie2k earned a 57.7 ADR in three rounds of the second half on Mirage.
Poor showing in stomping by Fnatic
May 31, 2017
Stewie2k put up a 8/19 KD in Cloud9's loss to Fnatic on Day 2 of the ESL Pro League Finals.
ANALYSIS
Stewie2k got off to an abysmal start in this game on the second day of the Pro League Finals, only putting up one kill in the first nine rounds of the game. While he was the worst on his team in those early rounds, his entire team was playing extremely poor in the game. They tried to make a run in the second half, starting with his entry frag to set up a pistol round win, but it came up extremely short in the rough 16-6 loss.
Leading the late surge in match loss
May 30, 2017
Stewie2k posted a 23/19 KD for Cloud 9 on Tuesday, Day 1 in a loss to EnVyUs in the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals.
ANALYSIS
Stewie2k bounced back after a pistol round loss to win three straight for a 3-1 lead early, including his 1-vs-2 clutch on the A-bombsite for the lead. While EnVyUs came back to win five of their own to retake the lead and to control the first half lead, Stewie2k tried different ways to hold off the offense, but failed for a 9-6 deficit. A slow start to the second half quickly turned as Stewie2k fragged and led the team for five offensive rounds with an 89.0 ADR before EnVyUs closed out the match 16-11 on Cobblestone.
Electric in win
May 30, 2017
Stewie2k put up a 18/9 KD in Cloud9's win over G2 Esports on Day 1 of the ESL Pro League Finals.
ANALYSIS
Stewie2k got his game started with a double kill in the opening pistol round to get C9 off to a nice start. He continued that with a nice quad kill in Round 5 and double kill on a AK spray in Round 7. All of this allowed Cloud9 to keep on pushing for a strong early lead. As Cloud9 kept moving right along in the game, he even got his hands on the AWP to continue shutting down G2 on the way to a 16-4 win.
Inconsistency leads to rough loss
May 30, 2017
Stewie2k tallied a 12/20 KD in Cloud9's loss against SK Gaming on Day 1 of the ESL Pro League finals.
ANALYSIS
Stewie2k, like most of Cloud9, took a few rounds to get on the board in this rough game. He picked up his first kill in Round 4, but it wasn't enough to get the round win. He fell a bit after that until Round 11 where he grabbed a double kill to take a 6-5 lead. From then on, Cloud9 only managed to find one more win while SK went on an incredible run to close out the game. Stewie2k didn't pick up a kill in the second half until Round 21 when he got his hands on an AWP. That proved to be just one of his two kills in the half though, which was undoubtedly a huge factor in the shutout SK put on them in the second half of this 16-7 win.
Leads Game 2 win in draw vs OpTic
May 18, 2017
Stewie2k posted a 30/39 KD on Tuesday in a series 1-1 draw versus OpTic Gaming in the Esports Championship Series Season 3.
ANALYSIS
Stewie2k had a dismal performance in the first half of Train; despite winning four rounds, the in-game leader took an 11-4 thrashing at the half. However, his defensive side was nothing greater as Stewie2k took a hard 5-0 outing in the second half for a 16-5 Game 1 loss, only achieving an 8/18 KD and 49.3 ADR. However, Stewie2k's performance in Game 2 was much better after having an explosive first half for the defense to take a commanding 13-2 lead at the half. However, he struggled to get the offense going in the second half after giving up three straight until Stewie2k called for a three-round strike to take Game 2 16-5, posting a team-leading 22/11 KD and 109.2 ADR on Cobblestone.
Best member of Cloud9 in series split
May 10, 2017
Stewie2k was on point with a 44/38 KD in Cloud9's 1-1 split with NRG on Tuesday in the ECS.
ANALYSIS
Stewie2k didn't do anything in the first couple rounds of Game 1, but he found a 3k in Round 3 to put his team on a nice early run. Throughout the rest of the half, he was strong with the AWP to put his team up 9-6 at the half. While he played pretty well in the second half, the rest of his team didn't. His 11/11 KD in the half was the best on the team and wasn't enough to stop NRG from taking the game 16-12. Game 2 was a much more consistent performance from C9 as a team. They came out the gate swinging, with Stewie2k leading the charge. While they did lose a few rounds at the end of the first half, they never lost full control over the game, which led to the 16-7 win.
Shrinks away in Game 3
April 30, 2017
Stewie2k tallied a 53/58 KD in Cloud9's loss to G2 in the Group B decider match at DreamHack Austin.
ANALYSIS
While his team lost the first game of this series, Stewie2k did his best to try and keep them in it with some nice play overall. His big moments came in the first half when he secured a 3k in Round 9 to take a 5-4 lead and then notched a quad kill at the end of the half to close things out strong. C9 as a team fell apart a bit in the second half, which led to the 16-12 loss. Game 2 was a much better showing from all of C9, Stewie2k included. He picked up a 3k in the pistol round to start off on the right foot. Throughout the rest of the game, he was strong on the AWP to keep his team inching right back into the game. His double kill late in the game helped sell a fake that C9 was going for in the round. With him and the rest of his team playing so well, they won the game 16-12 to force Game 3. In that third game, he was towards the top of his team, but that ended up not really being enough to stop G2 from dominating things. He did have a nice moment early on by getting a 3k with his Deagle to shut down a force buy from G2. But that was about it for him in this 16-12 loss to get eliminated from the tournament.
Leads C9 in loss
April 29, 2017
Stewie2k put up a 19/16 KD in Cloud9's loss to Immortals in the Group B winner's match at DreamHack Austin.
ANALYSIS
Cloud9 had a bit of a rough go of things here against Immortals on Friday. Things started off well enough with Cloud9 taking the first three rounds and looking to be well on their way to a nice win to move into the semifinals. Immortals had other plans, though. The Brazilians won 16 of the next 20 rounds to take the map in resounding fashion. It wasn't for lack of trying from Stewie2k, however. He had the highest kill total and ADR on his team. There was just simply a lack of cohesion from the team as a whole that prevented them from being able to take down the Brazilians. They aren't out of it yet, though. They've got one more shot at the semifinals on Saturday in the loser's final of Group B.
Performs well in Game 2 of series split
April 13, 2017
Stewie2k put up a 40/44 KD in Cloud9's 1-1 split with SK Gaming in the ESL Pro League on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Stewie2k wasn't the best in this opening game against SK on Inferno, with his team starting strong, but faltering late. His best moment of the game came during Round 2, where he picked up two kills in a post-plant 2-vs-3 situation to go up 2-0. From there, C9 pushed all the way to a 10-5 lead before faltering in the second half to drop the map 12-16. Game 2 was a much more consistent showing from C9, playing on Cache. They were down 6-9 at the half, but played a strong CT-side in the second half to come all the way back. Stewie2k got his team off to a nice start with a 4k with the UMP in Round 18 to tie things up at nine rounds apiece. More rounds like this came from all angles in this strong C9 front to pick up the 16-10 win to split the series.