Virtus.pro over Liquid to finish day one
Virtus.pro passed Liquid comfortably 16-8 on Mirage in the first match of round three at the end of day one in New York.
Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski's triple put his squad on the board, but Liquid couldn't string more rounds together as the Poles went on to pick up four rounds in a row. EliGE and Josh "jdm64" Marzano each found a couple of doubles over the next three rounds, while Virtus.pro picked up the last round in the half for an 11-4 lead.
NEO put up another great performance
Winning the final 1v2, Spencer "Hiko" Martin then saved a solid 2v4 attempt from Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski, helping Liquid lower the deficit to five rounds. However, after slow play in the second anti-eco from the Americans, Virtus.pro out-rotated their opponents and secured the round.
Jacob "Pimp" Winneche's triple in an A execute and a 1v2 clutch in the anti-eco afterwards put Liquid on eight rounds, but it was all for naught as the Polish roster won four in a row on the back of great plays from Filip "NEO" Kubski, Snax and Paweł "byali" Bieliński.
|Liquid||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jacob 'Pimp' WinnechePimp||17 - 15||+2||74.3||1.07|
|Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko||14 - 16||-2||71.8||0.92|
|Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE||12 - 18||-6||61.0||0.69|
|Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0||9 - 18||-9||51.2||0.61|
|Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64||10 - 20||-10||55.8||0.61|
|Virtus.pro||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali||21 - 10||+11||97.2||1.53|
|Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO||21 - 12||+9||81.5||1.40|
|Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax||19 - 14||+5||76.5||1.30|
|Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps||17 - 13||+4||84.3||1.29|
|Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ||9 - 13||-4||37.5||0.93|
The standings of ESL One New York's group stage after the first match of the third round are:
Tomorrow's schedule is following:
|20:00||Natus Vincere||vs. SK||**|
|21:30||Round 4 Match 1|
|23:00||Round 4 Match 2|
|00:30||Round 4 Match 3|
|02:00||Round 5 Match 1|
|03:30||Round 5 Match 2 (if needed)|
* loser gets eliminated
** winner advances to semi-finals