Liquid advance to semis over fnatic

Liquid have defeated fnatic 16-12 in the Dust2 rematch to become the third team in ESL One New York semi-finals.

As there was no option that would avoid a rematch, Liquid faced fnatic once again for the third semi-finals spot, and it came down to Dust2 yet again.

Starting as Terrorists, Liquid went on a rampage at the beginning, grabbing the pistol round as well as the first two gunrounds for a quick 7-0 start. Their fake attempt ended up being too slow and it backfired, as fnatic got on the board and piled up another round on the back of Simon "twist" Eliasson's triple on long.

The American-Danish squad extended their lead to 10-2 upon Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski and Spencer "Hiko" Martin putting up fantastic single-handed quad-kills, with the latter being in a 2v5 situation that came down to a last-second bomb plant.


ELiGE led the charge as Liquid advanced to semis after the fnatic rematch

fnatic only managed to secure one more round before the half ended at 12-3 and dropped the pistol as well following Josh "jdm64" Marzano defusing the bomb in a 1v1 situation. twist saved the day for the time being afterwards, winning a 1v3 afterplant with a scout from the pit area for an eventual 13-6.

After losing two more rounds, EliGE and Hiko shut down the A execute for their 14th round, but it wasn't enough to get them to match point just yet as their economy got reset right afterwards. However, two saved weapons were enough to reach 15 as fnatic ran into them on the B bombsite.

Losing the following round, Liquid still had enough room to close out the match, which they did at 16-12 despite Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer stepping up towards the end.

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 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 28 - 18 +10 130.0 1.78
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 21 - 19 +2 79.2 1.03
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 14 - 19 -5 62.3 0.88
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 14 - 21 -7 56.2 0.73
Sweden John 'wenton' Erikssonwenton 5 - 23 -18 20.2 0.38
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 28 - 16 +12 102.9 1.59
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 21 - 18 +3 86.1 1.26
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 21 - 17 +4 78.8 1.17
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 15 - 13 +2 60.5 1.01
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' WinnechePimp 15 - 19 -4 46.5 0.75

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 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 28 - 18 +10 130.0 1.78
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 21 - 19 +2 79.2 1.03
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 14 - 19 -5 62.3 0.88
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 14 - 21 -7 56.2 0.73
Sweden John 'wenton' Erikssonwenton 5 - 23 -18 20.2 0.38
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 28 - 16 +12 102.9 1.59
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 21 - 18 +3 86.1 1.26
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 21 - 17 +4 78.8 1.17
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 15 - 13 +2 60.5 1.01
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' WinnechePimp 15 - 19 -4 46.5 0.75

The match for the remaining semi-final spot between OpTic and Virtus.pro will begin shortly.

Team Score
CIS Natus Vincere  3-0
Brazil SK 3-1
United States Liquid 3-2
Poland Virtus.pro 2-2
North America OpTic 2-2
Sweden fnatic 2-3
Denmark Astralis 1-3
France G2 0-3
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1168
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1208
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1303
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
Wow.. Liquid are upsetting more and more lately, cant wait to see how they progress
2016-10-02 04:02
#22
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Brazil Mirekz 
NA>EU
2016-10-02 04:02
Upset? They are one of lastest major's finalists
2016-10-02 04:04
no no that was only s1mple remember, his team didnt do anything the whole tourny, it was just him. Kappa
2016-10-02 04:49
#75
shox | 
Canada dB- 
Elige, hiko, jdm, nitr0: 0 frags s1mple : 1337 frags it is known
2016-10-02 11:56
#83
shox | 
Canada dB- 
Yes my friend yes
2016-10-02 16:15
John 'wenton' Eriksson 5-23-18 20.3 0.34 hahahahahahahaha
2016-10-02 04:07
well, whenever fnatic finds someone else, then we can say bye bye to wenton.
2016-10-02 04:11
#79
PRO | 
Portugal migboss 
MAIKELELE
2016-10-02 14:45
Upset? Why are people expecting fnatic to win lol Liquid fans are celebrating like they just beat the old fnatic lineup in a major final or something, while in reality they just beat a relatively new fnatic lineup with zero tactics and a tier 2 player.
2016-10-02 11:39
still cant upset renegades
2016-10-02 14:50
#2
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Portugal SlashOP 
43% 43% 43% 43% 43% ez ahahahha
2016-10-02 04:02
WENTON 5-23 20 adr...
2016-10-02 04:04
USA USA USA USA USA USA USA WHAT UP NOW SWEDES? WOOOO
2016-10-02 04:02
Legen.... wait for it........daaary, shaguar!!
2016-10-04 14:14
yas
2016-10-02 04:02
Elige wants dem semis yo
2016-10-02 04:02
Ez
2016-10-02 04:02
1
2016-10-02 04:02
#10
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Mexico JM2 
GG
2016-10-02 04:02
expected #3 NA team to beat EU tier 5 trash :))))
2016-10-02 04:02
GOOD WIN WP LIQUID
2016-10-02 04:02
EZ
2016-10-02 04:02
#14
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Brazil Victorhs 
Almost choke
2016-10-02 04:02
next
2016-10-02 04:02
nice
2016-10-02 04:02
sada
2016-10-02 04:02
#10
2016-10-02 04:02
fnatic t9999 team
2016-10-02 04:02
#20
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Brazil oskadopLis 
+1
2016-10-02 04:02
#21
s1mple | 
Sweden DiTzZ 
damn that was fast, HLTV!
2016-10-02 04:02
Choke did not installed, fkn windows 10
2016-10-02 04:02
#25
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
cant learn the mistakes from last game 2 hours ago
2016-10-02 04:02
#26
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United Kingdom AzuuraD 
Awesome plays by liquid!
2016-10-02 04:02
#27
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United States SoNftw 
Good game! Well played, Liquid!!!
2016-10-02 04:02
I have never seen a more poorly called game than this one by Fnatic.
2016-10-02 04:03
That's what happens when you put 5 aim stars in one team and expect them to be great. This is what would happen if the average HLTV retard were to decide every roster changes :)
2016-10-02 04:04
Wenton = aim star But yeah, I see what you mean. The team will get a little better as Lekr0 gains more experience but Wenton needs to be removed for a dedicated caller.
2016-10-02 04:06
I knew this would come haha. I guess he's the only one that can't be considered that, but I wouldn't consider him some master mind or great support player either for that matter, so I think you know what I mean :)
2016-10-02 04:07
ez for SK
2016-10-02 04:03
ggwp congrats liquid
2016-10-02 04:03
striker just sitting on that submit button for the last 30 minutes going wtf when are these chokers gonna fucking win
2016-10-02 04:03
lol
2016-10-02 04:08
"Is Liquid actually gonna choke this so I gotta rewrite all this shit"
2016-10-02 04:09
lol
2016-10-02 10:50
#32
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World breezy0 
ggwp deserved
2016-10-02 04:03
-jdm +koosta pls
2016-10-02 04:03
Final will be between Navi and SK where Navi win 2-1.
2016-10-02 04:03
look at twist so fucking gud
2016-10-02 04:04
#37
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Cevap 
LOL! Fnatic not removing dust2 its most retard thing i saw in while.
2016-10-02 04:04
That's exactly what I said lol! Guess they didn't learn the first time
2016-10-02 11:03
liquid win the torneo
2016-10-02 04:05
Is 0.34 the lowest rating on lan ever?
2016-10-02 04:08
last link made me cry... not as the 24th round of this match of course
2016-10-02 04:21
#66
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Brazil hugoooo 
But hey! "He'S tHe IgL! IgL's DoEsN't NeEd ToO FrAg" As autistics believe.
2016-10-02 05:44
ahaha 0.05 rating i think only solek -1/21 worse than this
2016-10-02 13:10
You forgot pronax at StarSeries Invitational last May
2016-10-02 09:51
JDM64 is best awper NA and top 5 world!!! Consistency means things!!!
2016-10-02 04:09
#48
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Brazil hugoooo 
On the two matches combined wenton went -24 / 40.5 ADR / 0.54 rating. Worst series of his life, for sure cost fnatic the semis.
2016-10-02 04:12
That 2vs5 round has ripped fnatic's heart out.
2016-10-02 04:13
GOD EliGe. A monster !! Peacemaker doing a good job as well. Want to see SK vs. TL again. Well Played TL !
2016-10-02 04:17
I want to bear EliGE's children.
2016-10-02 04:18
#53
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Sweden hudgun 
ez carry for wenton
2016-10-02 04:20
#55
fer | 
Brazil FrizoR 
5-23 0.34 ADR LUL
2016-10-02 04:22
wenton overrated !!
2016-10-02 04:26
#58
France TyGz 
Sad 4 twist he made a good lan except against VP. Wenton wasn't abble to change his moves, so we was John Obvious the second time against TL.
2016-10-02 04:37
#59
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Poland trancemeister 
Liquid with pimp vs. Fnatic with olof 2-0 on lan rip swedistan cs [*}
2016-10-02 04:43
#63
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Singapore Trisha 
Im gonna wish to see Liquid upset NaVi but with s1mple it just isnt gonna happen
2016-10-02 05:37
Wenton 5-23. Rip sweden cs
2016-10-02 05:42
Wow wenton had a baaaaad map there
2016-10-02 05:46
good, fagnatic is there where it should be, now only sk needs to break/get catched and we have a nice scene
2016-10-02 06:58
#71
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Russia Shokflow 
wenton trash!!!
2016-10-02 10:25
wenton did great in fnatic's other d2 matches, but he definitely had a bad one here. Hope he gets that out of his mind
2016-10-02 13:09
wenton: "Twist was beasting around" lmao
2016-10-02 14:55
wenton LUL
2016-10-02 17:46
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