Liquid over CLG to MLG semis

With a 2-0 victory over CLG (de_cache 16-13, de_mirage 16-6), Liquid advance to the MLG Columbus 2016 semi-finals.

The start to the domestic battle that was CLG versus Liquid was a one-sided one on Cache, as the former got off to a quit 5-0 start following the initial pistol round, a gunround and a couple of anti-ecos.

The first real chance offered itself afterwards when Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev got a double in mid, but Josh "jdm64" Marzano denied that with a triple in a 2-on-4 for 6-0. The Ukrainian then doubled up on his previous feat and got a quad with an AWP, the only weapon the entire team bought in the round, for their first round on the board.

CLG piled on despite good reads by Liquid, as they got to 10-1 before s1mple won his team two more rounds with a triple-kill and a double in a 2-on-2. It didn't seem to be quite enough however, as CLG closed the half with a commanding 12-3 lead.

More brilliant play by s1mple, who bought a Desert Eagle in the pistol round and got two one-shots with it, pushed his team to 12-6 and slowly but surely 12-9 after a couple of gunrounds and ecos. A double from the same player at 12-10 helped even it out, at which point CLG looked destroyed.


s1mple scored a great many impactful kills

After Spencer "Hiko" Martin and Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski won a 3-on-5 and got their first lead on the map, Tarik "tarik" Celik and jdm64 stepped up to the plate with doubles in a double-AWP setup. However, that didn't rattle Liquid at all, as they powered to 13-1 as Terrorists, and a 16-13 victory on map one.

Mirage was an entirely different story at the start as despite heroics from James "hazed" Cobb in the pistol round, CLG couldn't take more than the pistol in the first five rounds as EliGE's triple in a forcebuy put them on the back foot.

Another round for Faruk "pita" Pita's team was traded for four more on the side of Liquid, who reset their opponents economy at 5-2 and powered to an 8-2 lead after a 2-on-2 clutch win. jdm64's entry on Eric "adreN" Hoag then helped his team move around the map more freely, giving them one more round, but once more it was only one as s1mple shut them down with a triple, including a knife kill.

Towards the end of the half CLG were able to abuse gaps in Liquid's B defence and got two much-needed rounds for 6-9 as Terrorists. Everything went downhill from there however, Liquid won the second pistol and both anti-ecos for 12-6 and piled on some more.

A teamkill from jdm64, as well as a smart fake allowed Liquid take their 14th round, which was soon turned into a 16-6 win on map two, securing them a place in the semi-finals.

Matchpage
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United States
16
Cache
13
16
Mirage
6

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 51 - 35 +16 98.8 1.50
United States Eric 'adreN' HoagadreN 36 - 23 +13 77.7 1.31
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 34 - 32 +2 86.4 1.16
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 34 - 28 +6 74.8 1.14
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 30 - 35 -5 69.8 1.00
 CLG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 44 - 37 +7 93.5 1.25
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 32 - 36 -4 72.3 0.91
United States Stephen 'reltuC' CutlerreltuC 25 - 36 -11 62.4 0.81
United States James 'hazed' Cobbhazed 26 - 39 -13 66.1 0.79
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 25 - 40 -15 58.0 0.69

One more quarter-final is left to be played, but it is scheduled for tomorrow. Virtus.pro and Luminosity are set to play at 16:00 before semi-finals roll around.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pita
Faruk 'pita' Pita
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
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 Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
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
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
United States James 'hazed' Cobb
James 'hazed' Cobb
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
736
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
easy for s1mple
2016-04-02 00:35
#53
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Denmark chrkloster 
Expected win
2016-04-02 00:35
S1mple got few good game and suddendly all fanboys think he is top *tier1* player hahaha sorry to disappoint but tier2 max
2016-04-02 00:41
lol he's been a beast for a long time, can even remember ~1 year ago when he was on flipsid3 he carried his team having like 120 kills so plz stfu
2016-04-02 00:40
+1
2016-04-02 09:25
- C S G O S T R O N G - new cs go b.et s.it.e C.od.e to get 1 $ - 5 0 2 3 3 -
2016-04-02 13:42
Always has been t1 you noob - VITTU
2016-04-02 00:40
hltv.org/match/2295140-flipsid3-natus-vi.. look at this, he's fucking god at this game and have to deal with this
2016-04-02 00:41
No need to argue with this retard. Look at his Finnish flag only tier 1 player he know is allu. Scumbag
2016-04-02 00:48
when did allu become tier1 lol
2016-04-02 02:07
I must have missed all those incredible awp shots allu made in the major. Owait, he didn't even qualify He might have been tier1 at one point, but he isn't anymore
2016-04-02 15:31
You think he got worse just because he's in a worse team now?
2016-04-02 23:29
He got worse cuz he hasn't played against tier1 competition Ina while
2016-04-04 03:51
Read again what i wrote :)
2016-04-02 11:58
#147
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Finland jeti 
Wow, way to bash all Finns because of one guy..
2016-04-02 07:36
Meh Sorry. Didnt Meant to bash all Finns :)
2016-04-02 11:59
2016 Allu is shit bro, he bottomfrags on fking ence
2016-04-02 10:28
#113
RpK | 
France Hoodk1ngz 
thanks for this link, going to watch this on his PoV hahaha
2016-04-02 00:50
Nt allu
2016-04-02 01:20
you are so dumb lol.
2016-04-02 04:59
Fuck off toilet cleaner nobody gives a fuck about you
2016-04-02 12:00
ez for ENCE
2016-04-02 00:35
#58
New Zealand Ajgi 
adreN
2016-04-02 00:35
expected from cheater
2016-04-02 00:37
#2
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Nepal blackieJESUS 
nice liquid
2016-04-02 00:35
c s g o p o t . c o m - - - > F R E E 1 c s g o s t r o n g . c o m - - > 9 8 2 5 5 s k i n s 2 . c o m - - - > F R E E S T I N X c s g o d i a m o n d s . c o m - - > 1 c s g o 4 f u n . c o m - - > 2 6 2 0 9 3 F R E E - E A S Y - S K I N S - F O R - Y O U
2016-04-02 12:36
gg
2016-04-02 00:35
CS GOD
2016-04-02 00:35
VERY GOOD FOR NA TEAMS!
2016-04-02 00:35
k
2016-04-02 00:35
Liquid<3 Well played s1mple
2016-04-02 00:35
GOD S1MPLE GOD ADREN -koosta +adren
2016-04-02 00:35
+1
2016-04-02 00:50
-1
2016-04-02 00:57
+1
2016-04-02 03:17
+1
2016-04-02 08:47
+1
2016-04-02 13:13
#9
dsn | 
Sweden triiton 
3rd
2016-04-02 00:35
ez
2016-04-02 00:35
#11
United Kingdom Deeg 
sooooo ez
2016-04-02 00:35
#12
Respect | 
United Kingdom krazd 
s
2016-04-02 00:35
#97
Europe omga 
1
2016-04-02 00:43
m
2016-04-02 02:27
p
2016-04-02 02:32
l
2016-04-02 06:26
Z FUCK
2016-04-02 06:30
you
2016-04-02 07:16
1
2016-04-02 00:35
s1mple is a god
2016-04-02 00:35
#15
 | 
United States Tryx[M] 
g
2016-04-02 00:35
#16
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Bulgaria Kreasiner 
16
2016-04-02 00:35
n1
2016-04-02 00:35
#18
 | 
Poland Saqe 
1
2016-04-02 00:35
great job liquid
2016-04-02 00:35
n1
2016-04-02 00:35
n
2016-04-02 00:35
1\
2016-04-02 00:35
k
2016-04-02 00:35
gg
2016-04-02 00:35
gl
2016-04-02 00:35
wp s1mple, MVP of this series
2016-04-02 00:35
great
2016-04-02 00:35
sad
2016-04-02 00:35
gg
2016-04-02 00:35
#30
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Italy ciliatus 
wp
2016-04-02 00:35
#31
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Turkey SG^^ 
n1
2016-04-02 00:35
32
2016-04-02 00:35
#63
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Luxembourg Hargreaves 
3s late you fag xd
2016-04-02 00:36
gg
2016-04-02 00:35
dd
2016-04-02 00:35
n1
2016-04-02 00:35
ez
2016-04-02 00:35
#38
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Korea 2814 
n1
2016-04-02 00:35
s1mple is bad
2016-04-02 00:35
kek
2016-04-02 10:52
#40
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Germany No_Kappa 
rekt
2016-04-02 00:35
first
2016-04-02 00:35
2
2016-04-02 00:35
choke
2016-04-02 00:35
#44
Norway exzu 
ez
2016-04-02 00:35
ez
2016-04-02 00:35
EZ
2016-04-02 00:35
LETS GOOOOO
2016-04-02 00:35
wow
2016-04-02 00:35
hhh
2016-04-02 00:35
#50
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CIS sergioff 
S1MPLE BEAST!!
2016-04-02 00:35
#51
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Netherlands Krin 
GG, Well Played Liquid.
2016-04-02 00:35
#52
Jesus | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
ez p1mple
2016-04-02 00:35
gg
2016-04-02 00:35
k
2016-04-02 00:35
#56
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United States AshKetchum 
gg
2016-04-02 00:35
S1mple made me cum buckets
2016-04-02 00:35
#60
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Finland f0pZ 
s1mple CSGOD
2016-04-02 00:35
#61
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Ukraine PeR4uk 
s1mple GOD
2016-04-02 00:35
#GOLIQUID
2016-04-02 00:36
n1
2016-04-02 00:36
#65
Australia cgde 
How fucking fast was this thread even posted Jesus Christ
2016-04-02 00:36
#93
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Europe L0oked 
They are doing it during the games
2016-04-02 00:41
rip CLG
2016-04-02 00:36
#godS1mple your aim sucks -freakARoids
2016-04-02 00:36
#69
Friis | 
Denmark baitzera 
Simple, player of the tournament so far.
2016-04-02 00:36
#70
 | 
United Kingdom Cosharek 
"2 NA legends" carried by simple xDD
2016-04-02 00:36
#newsimple
2016-04-02 00:36
wp s1mple carry
2016-04-02 00:37
Ez 6 Points :D
2016-04-02 00:37
GOD S1mple
2016-04-02 00:37
One ct round in two maps disband please
2016-04-02 00:37
s1mple is a beast
2016-04-02 00:37
I am very pleased for s1mple. No s1mple, no party!
2016-04-02 00:38
#80
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Sweden Div-\ 
Ahahah Simple so cute.
2016-04-02 00:38
Simple going off GOD S1MPLE
2016-04-02 00:38
Get s1mpled
2016-04-02 00:39
the choke is real
2016-04-02 00:39
s1mple just toying with NA players XD
2016-04-02 00:39
#85
nukkye | 
Australia riotbz 
"got off to a quit 5-0 start" fix pls im triggered
2016-04-02 00:39
#87
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Hope this is a wake up call for all of the Team Liquid owners and managers to keep adreN on the team!
2016-04-02 00:40
#89
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
I not seen a comeback like that since the match between nip vs VP in 2013 on nuke
2016-04-02 00:40
flipside vs mouz is another 12-3 cumback but the ot.. the madness holy fk flipside could have won but they blow it
2016-04-02 00:47
dignitas vs overgaming the one with device and dupreeh they win 14 rounds on t side, lose 14 rounds on ct side 11/10 THIS WAS ON NUKE NUKE
2016-04-02 00:56
woooooooooooooooooooooo
2016-04-02 00:40
its actually unreal how dogshit fugly is.
2016-04-02 00:41
EU carry
2016-04-02 00:41
liquid most likely will be knocked out by lg but top 4 is still great
2016-04-02 00:42
#96
Spain Ayrr 
s1mple destroyed CLG. Tarik deserved to go through tho, atleast he secured himself a spot at the next major :^)
2016-04-02 00:42
Wp liquid, im so Happy for hiko!
2016-04-02 00:43
s1mple carry ez
2016-04-02 00:43
lmao 8-2 lead after a 2-on-2 clutch win. Marzano's entry on Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev
2016-04-02 00:44
#101
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
nt clg!
2016-04-02 00:44
lol 2 noob teams, free win to LG/VP in the semis
2016-04-02 00:44
s1mple smurfing on a NA major quarterfinal :D
2016-04-02 00:45
u made my day lol
2016-04-02 01:10
adreN - sick plays all event long! Great! gg Liquidator
2016-04-02 00:46
Hope liquid sign him back and name koosta as 6th player
2016-04-02 00:50
RIP NA CS [*]
2016-04-02 00:47
SO EZ for the EU player.
2016-04-02 00:47
s1mple #CSGOD <3
2016-04-02 00:48
"Marzano's entry on Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev then helped his team move around the map" Nice one!
2016-04-02 00:48
s1mple <3 =D
2016-04-02 00:51
NA get carried by EU lol
2016-04-02 00:51
s1mple is love s1mple is life
2016-04-02 00:51
Not this Adren was used in an article
2016-04-02 00:51
Lol, wrong Adren
2016-04-02 00:55
#121
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
GODREN
2016-04-02 00:57
better kdr than s1mple
2016-04-02 01:39
Wrong AdreN EleGiggle
2016-04-02 00:58
s1mple hard carry, strong boy, big banana.
2016-04-02 01:16
godren whiffs 4 easy shots in a row vs an eco and then hits 4 ridiculous shots in a row vs a full buy what are thoooooooooooose
2016-04-02 01:39
#128
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Sweden LspN 
Choke Logic Gaming :D
2016-04-02 01:44
#129
fer | 
Argentina MyMatkhev 
always support adreN, he deserved this, rip koosta, good bye
2016-04-02 01:46
Honestly This is Fucking Retarded, NA Teams like Liquid going to Semis of Majors. Cloud 9 needs to step up their game. They have to bring in a IGL, they are playing like a bunch of mm nubs. I cant belive how bad Cloud 9 Have performed lately. Very Inconsistent, SGares needs to come back....
2016-04-02 04:14
i still don't know why seangears was kicked! nothing can have the experience but not the brains
2016-04-02 04:44
I hope they keep adren :(
2016-04-02 04:47
not gonna happen and they seem to be playing very well now when hiko is calling
2016-04-02 06:48
Expected
2016-04-02 06:48
LIQUID UP BOIS
2016-04-02 07:17
They have to get AdreN back, when was the last time a NA reached the semis
2016-04-02 08:50
s1mple #CSGOD
2016-04-02 09:33
1.4 rating f3 kicked s1mple to play with WE with 0.7
2016-04-02 10:19
amazing how much better adren plays when not calling...maybe not that amazing because being IGL is fucking hard
2016-04-02 11:43
be like happy, no problems then and you can be happy.
2016-04-02 15:17
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