Liquid: "We adjusted to mid-to-B"

With Team Liquid becoming the first North American team to make the playoffs of a Major since ESL One Cologne 2014, we caught up with Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski and Eric 'adreN' Hoag of the team afterwards.

The Group B winners' match featured Liquid defeating the world's best team fnatic in a double overtime thriller on de_dust2 to become the first North American team to leave the group stage since an old Cloud9 lineup had done so at ESL One Cologne 2014.

Although most of the team had crucial performances, two standout players in particular were Eric "adreN" Hoag and Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski, who had several multi-kill rounds between them. HLTV.org interviewed both players after the match.

You will be able to find all of our future interviews from the Major, as well as highlight videos at our YouTube channel which can be found here.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
600
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
#1
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United Kingdom DarkOmen 
Finally first jeez Liquid top1 NA EZ
2016-03-31 02:35
they sure did adjust
2016-03-31 02:36
God bless America
2016-03-31 02:39
#2
rain | 
United Kingdom shitbruh 
good
2016-03-31 02:35
fnatic aren't think that
2016-03-31 03:23
nice!
2016-03-31 02:35
u guys 2 fast
2016-03-31 02:35
1
2016-03-31 02:35
grats
2016-03-31 02:35
#7
Europe selbi 
ez
2016-03-31 02:35
yes
2016-03-31 02:35
#9
Aleksib | 
Finland f1nch 
y
2016-03-31 02:35
Nice article!
2016-03-31 02:35
n1
2016-03-31 02:35
nice
2016-03-31 02:35
rofl
2016-03-31 02:35
mhm
2016-03-31 02:35
ha
2016-03-31 02:35
indeed
2016-03-31 02:35
adren > fallen
2016-03-31 02:35
#RIPkoosta
2016-03-31 04:48
MOM IM FIRST ! rip, im not.
2016-03-31 02:35
Virginity protection level by "MOM IM FIRST !"
2016-03-31 02:37
Reported.
2016-03-31 02:37
dont u know the virginity protection memes? u must be over protected then! Commended.
2016-03-31 04:30
#21
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
f
2016-03-31 02:35
#22
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Italy ZAMAH 
Gj :P
2016-03-31 02:35
#23
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Brazil chuckdam 
Olof just didn't appeared.
2016-03-31 02:35
#24
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Poland coincc 
gogo
2016-03-31 02:35
stichBiceps
2016-03-31 02:36
#26
Aleksib | 
Finland f1nch 
FeelsHltvMan
2016-03-31 02:36
Flusha igling so nad this game
2016-03-31 02:36
How how, fnatic, how. Omg
2016-03-31 02:37
stitch u r fuckin perfect m8
2016-03-31 02:38
you're a flower. you're also a rainbow and a river
2016-03-31 04:19
#35
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Argentina no_defuse_run 
Rofl rip fnatic
2016-03-31 02:39
feel bad for adren ...
2016-03-31 02:43
Ez4adreN
2016-03-31 02:43
#39
Norway CC- 
guess it was so cold to wear the t-shirt he had to use a scarf :O
2016-03-31 02:46
I just like to change my wardrobe to confuse my viewership
2016-03-31 02:52
can i have black name to
2016-03-31 03:05
#53
Norway CC- 
haha <3
2016-03-31 03:30
Finally they win something
2016-03-31 02:46
Why not quote the player instead of the team Actually why the fuck is it in quotes when noone actually said it
2016-03-31 02:52
#42
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Brazil hugoooo 
AdreN played better on that map than he did in 99% of his carreer maps.
2016-03-31 02:51
Elige looks like a white baboon
2016-03-31 02:53
#46
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United States snack- 
FeelsHltvMan 4Head xD
2016-03-31 02:58
#48
World Ixzo 
N1
2016-03-31 03:06
stich is fabulous :D
2016-03-31 03:17
#50
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United States BrandonS101 
liquid never got 16-0 by astralis
2016-03-31 03:18
overpass they did, can't remember which comp
2016-03-31 16:44
Liquid will be shit with koosta, belive me guys. Hiko igl lookes more powerfull, then adren igl. Please dont not let -adren happen!
2016-03-31 03:31
koosta hasnt played on a liquid lineup with hiko as igl yet tho...he just needs time to get comfortable with the team
2016-03-31 08:08
The guy doing the interview is absolutely awful. Like really? I would rather have needles stuck into my pupils than listen to this guy interview someone. I could do a better job in my sleep. So awkward and awful. FFS HLTV...
2016-03-31 03:50
agree this guy is a shit doing interview
2016-03-31 04:45
He's the most well-spoken interviewer on HLTV and speaks English without an accent.
2016-03-31 07:23
#74
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
yea, the thing is i have seen only striker and stich doing interviews about csgo, i think its very hard to be good when there are only 2 people doing this thing Kappa And people were complaining in both situations
2016-03-31 09:37
people complain for not true reasons generally, the only issue with this interview was it happened last second sort of so I didn't have many prep questions
2016-03-31 16:23
#86
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
For example, from what i heard, people dont like striker because he stutters when makes interview. Its hard to tell if anyone is bad if there is no one really to compare with.
2016-03-31 16:51
+1
2016-04-01 02:55
360 teabag Kappa
2016-03-31 03:58
#61
GuardiaN | 
Other Darge 
Stich didn't have mercy with adreN and went for the ballsy question, nice move. But there is been so few interviews these 2 days, are u guys having trouble to get players on camera?
2016-03-31 04:39
Stich, the Howard Stern of CS, lol
2016-03-31 04:51
#65
s1mple | 
United States remeh 
i am pretty sure that this interviewer got dressed by his sister, or boyfriend.
2016-03-31 05:57
Pronax probably told bad strats.OOH WAIT
2016-03-31 07:43
2010 adreN
2016-03-31 07:53
#69
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
This guy is fucking terrible at doing interviews. You can tell adreN was getting annoyed in ways I don't even understand!
2016-03-31 07:56
The interviews they do at these events are great, but this guy sucks at them lol he forgot the facts on his opening line...like cmon dude just prepare yourself before the interview actually happens
2016-03-31 08:06
I'm not necessarily trying to create a professional/Puckett like style with notecards beforehand, I'd rather do something casual/laidback with laughs That said, I will be more prepared for the interviews today
2016-03-31 16:00
and thats awesome man keep doing it. Its fun and realy nice to watch
2016-03-31 23:32
#73
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
everyone knows that after adding s1mple they started rushing B more often
2016-03-31 09:34
#75
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Austria gex0r 
hope adren finds something better than tsm after this event. maybe c9 will shuffle?
2016-03-31 10:30
calm down, he had a couple of good matches
2016-03-31 13:22
stich. whats ur secret? u have a great body.
2016-03-31 10:37
haha ppl always try harder when they get fired
2016-03-31 12:43
NA the dream
2016-03-31 13:56
lol adren such virgin xD
2016-03-31 13:59
stich so sexy, no homo ofc!
2016-03-31 15:38
godren we no need koosta
2016-03-31 15:39
was stich high ? he doesn't do interviews this giggily normally
2016-03-31 18:18
I was a little out of it for this one :D but not high
2016-03-31 23:33
Jablonowski is half polish?
2016-03-31 23:31
0:20 - 0:24 - Adren is jealous to stich's BICEPS Kappa
2016-03-31 23:34
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