Scheduled
6:00 AM EDT
Tuesday, October 10th
Event
OGN APEX Season 4 Playoff Finals: Semifinals
Map 1
Oasis
Map 2
Hollywood
Map 3
Horizon Lunar Colony
Map 4
Route 66
Map 5
N/A
Map 6
N/A
Map 7
N/A
Cloud9 KongDoo
Checkpoints: 1
Distance pushed: 91.19m
Time remaining: 0.00s
Winner GC Busan
Checkpoints: 1
Distance pushed: 91.20m
Time remaining: 240.00s
Cloud9 KongDoo
Checkpoints: 1
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Winner GC Busan
Checkpoints: 1
Capture progress: 33.3%
Time remaining: 402.00s
Cloud9 KongDoo
Checkpoints: 1
Distance pushed: 80.40m
Time remaining: 0.00s
Winner GC Busan
Checkpoints: 3
Distance pushed: 0.00m
Time remaining: 83.00s
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4-0 GC Busan

Because why not.

Edit: CHOO CHOO TRAIN TO BUSAN ALL ABOARD CHOO CHOO

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It's a Bo7

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This statement is in fact true. Do the downfrags mean we have Trump fans in here?

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better at predictions than me

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RIP job

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ez for busan

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4-0 / 4-1 for Kongdoo

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Choke9 KDP 4-2

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Clean 4-0 sweep for KDP.

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woops.

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4-3 for K9

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GCB have been really good, but I think C9KD is much more balanced than LH with their DPS being one of, if not the best, duos in the world.

My gut feeling is a solid 4-0 for C9KD but I'm ready to be surprised by the, possibly ,future kings of APEX once the current ones leave for OWL.

Edit: Spelling is hard.

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Busan 4-3

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K9 > GC 4-2

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Both teams have looked good, so this should be a close match.

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There's many at play here, to be honest.

We saw GC Busan deconstruct Lunatic High and executed that deconstruction perfectly. Of course, it doesn't help that most teams have LH in their crosshairs, so perhaps there's an inherent bias there. The other factor is that Lunatic Hai is super predictable in their roster, play style, and strategy. GC Busan definitely abused that lack of flexibility to a very big degree. With that said, I think GC Busan will also analyze Kongdoo to a similar level. It perhaps may be harder with how much more versatile Kongdoo is (also Birdring and Rascal being a vastly superior/moreflexible DPS duo compared to LH's).

With that in mind, I think it will be a fairly close one, so I gotta say 4-2 C9 Kongdoo.

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4-1 or 4-2 by C9-Kongdoo

Although everyone on GC Busan is really good, I think C9-Kongdoo is better. As long as they start with typical starting line-up (Birdring,Rascal,Fissure,Void,Wakawaka,Bdosin), Kongdoo will take the match.

#13
Agos
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4-2 KDC9
LH seems to have some problems bigger than their gameplay right now, but after losing in S3, KDC9 is more motivated than ever to pick up an APEX title before OWL.

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We may see an upset but I believe C9Kp can take it to the finals

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:thinking:

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fuck, I should have made a prediction

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Yo Busan is cooking KD right now. Profitt and Hooreg are nuts, and Gesture is slowly making a name for himself among the best Winstons in Korea.

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still i dont know how the casters claim that esca is better hitscan than hooreg hahaha

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YO!!! GC BUSAN IS SOOO SICK! I'm calling a 4-0 and winning the tournament. GC is putting C9K in their place!

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Busan > London > Seoul xD

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Holy. Shit. GCB. Seoul, NY and London must be pretty intrigued looking at this right now.

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now things got really interesting in case of OWL because I really need to see GC BUSAN there.
and all this worthless NA OWL teams beside nV so far that are based on friendship will just get totally annihilated by any asian team there in my opinion

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so perfect cordinated overwatch from GC, would be a shame to not see them play in OWL but instead see a team with xQc ...

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BUSAN FIGHTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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THE TRAIN TO BUSAN HAS NO BRAKES

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IF C9K brings this back to a map seven APEX is fixed.

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just said the exact same thing to my mate on discord but instead of fixed i said scripted.

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I said the same thing about the Overwatch World Cup if South Korea dropped 3-4 maps to Russia at the 2016 finals

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i will say the same exact thing when NA takes more than 1 map against korea in 2017 world cup

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Well....this is unexpected...anyway go Runaway!

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Wow. This is a complete bloodbath. Worst than team Korean speed runs.

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guess OWL has really gotten into these top apex teams head but atleast i know i root for runaway in the finals

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I told you dudes

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Unbelievable c9 lul

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LMAO

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THEY DID IT!!!!!!!!!!! 4-0!!!!!! BUSAN F I G H T I N G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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When a challenger team, not even the top ranking challenger team mind you, destroys the defending champs and the finalists like this...just unbelievable.

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That was some EnVy clean sweep type of game holy.
A couple of players on KDP underperformed by miles. Actually ridiculous.

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Good to know they're keeping to the traditions of Cloud 9 and underperforming at the crucial time

#40
nei
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That was so brutal. Like, I was not excluding the possibility of a GC Busan win, but I did expect it to be way closer than that.

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The fuck happened here, i need to watch this one.

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Close enough

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That was my first time watching the new London OWL team in action. Needless to say it did not fill me with confidence

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Agos
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K9 looked so tilted

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Is being in OWL just a curse now or something? Immortals, Lunatic Hai and now the best team in the world getting 4-0'd.

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Fun fact: All 3 Korean teams confirmed for OWL (LWB, LH, C9 KD) have not won a single map in their last APEX match.
LWB got destroyed 0:3 by LH after losing 1:3 to KDP in Season 3 and before dropping out of Season 4 without playing a match, GC Busan 3:0'd LH twice in a row and nice package of 4:0verwatch just got delivered to C9 KD by a Train from Busan.
The only way this can get even more hilarious is if C9 KD forfeit the 3rd Place Match or get 4:0'd again.
That would mean those 3 teams combined over their last two matches each in APEX would have a 1-16 map record.

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actually only lh is confirmed and while kdp is pretty much sure its not yet official owl team for c9

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Ok, we need a World all star team VS GC busan now. Because they cant lose

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Yeah LWB is only 99% confirmed, but it makes no sense to pull out of APEX otherwise.
Of course C9 could try to buy e.g. GC Busan now, but realistically it's too late. They can't get rid of KD anymore and would have to keep paying them and there's a limit to how late you can apply for visa and get everything done to move a team to LA for OWL.
GCB and NC RX basically can't be bought (unless C9 really got more money than sense), that basically leaves RunAway and Gigantti. I don't see them building a new roster from scratch within 2 weeks or so.

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The GCB boys looked hella strong today, but I also want to add that their coaching staff must have done an absolute metric ton of work preparing them for this. Case in point would be all the times Hooreg was able to catch Birdring unawares and either force him back or kill him outright.

Same thing for Woohyal always making sure his backline was protected from his assaults. The longer GCB are around the more game tape people will have on them so staying at the top, or near it, for as long as LH did might be more difficult than it seems.

In the end though I hope this has brought them some much deserved interest, I'm sure team Seoul would love a Tracer of Profit's caliber and given LH's structure I think he could fit very well into their high prep approach to the game. a Profit/Fleta combo could be very potent.

As for C9KD it's obvious that the weaknesses that LH took advantage of in S3 are still present in the face of a team they had never played against before. The backline got decimated and Birdring was rendered wholly ineffective on top of Fissure not being able to live very long into many of the engagements. Hopefully this is a wake-up call for them and they can work on shoring up those deficiencies.

Too bad the big money investors didn't see past the current gen of APEX teams.

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guess GC did their homework and dissected the style of both K9 and LH while they were unprepared for the unpredictability of runaway and haksal's genji

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I still cannot believe this happened. How? I felt like everyone on C9-KD was top class (maybe except Bdosin). I really hope we get to see GC Busan in the OWL. If we don't get to see them in Season 1, I hope someone buy Busan spot and sign GC Busan. That would be really awesome. I wasn't convinced by GC Busan defeating LH twice, but this match really showed me that GC Busan is actually crazy good.

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The hype train has left the station...

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Holy shit

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GC world #1 confirmed

#61
kerr
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That's domination.

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ex-Cloud9 NA members died for this

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as soon as KD became NA, they couldn't compete with superior koreans

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NV winning OWL confirmed

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Busan now #1 team in Korea LUL

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#60 GC world #1 confirmed

#65 Busan now #1 team in Korea LUL

Even though rankings should be taken with a grain of salt, I think GCB deserved to be called the best team in Korean at the moment. Considering how they absolutely decimated both finalists of last season, one of them being the twice defending champions.

Seeing them play was just amazing, the preparing and skill they showed was out of this world. And yes, part of the reason they won was momentum and their opponent's confidence being utterly destroyed, but that's par for the course on your way to crushing your opposition.

Now the only question is...if Runway can 1. Make it to the finals and 2. Get a repeat victory against GCB now that their self confidence must be sky high.

If anyone was worried about APEX I think we can safely say that it'll be just fine and keep churning out insane teams that will inevitably feed OWL with amazing players.

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i reckon a close final between RunAway - Busan, 4-3 either way

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