Early in that event, Stewie revealed that he was struggling with confidence issues but as the matches progressed his classic style started to return. Cloud9 went on to finish in second place at cs_summit 2 after defeating the likes of SK Gaming in the early stages, confirming the fact that their Major result was not a fluke. Known as a player that puts in multiple hours of practice every day, Stewie hasn’t been taking any time off to bask in the glory of his recent results, and can be seen playing ESEA Rank S games on a regular basis.
During one such game on Inferno, the young star showed an incredible spam spot on Inferno where he took down SK Gaming’s in-game leader FalleN without giving the Brazilian legend a chance to respond. FalleN was hiding in the popular box corner spot on the A Bombsite but Stewie sprayed through the wall from balcony until he eventually took down the SK man with a headshot.
Stewie and the rest of Cloud9 will now be focusing on the start of the ESL Pro League where they will be competing against the likes of cs_summit champs Team Liquid, SK Gaming, and OpTic Gaming. Their next LAN event will be in Kiev for the $300,000 StarSeries i-League Season 4 finals from February 17th - 25th.
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