Liquid and IMT win first matches

The two first matches of IEM Oakland have come to an end, with Liquid beating Natus Vincere on Nuke by an ample margin, 16-6, while Immortals edged TyLoo out in overtime on Mirage, 19-17.

Liquid kicked IEM Oakland off taking the first round on Nuke after an A execute, taking the site from garage and mini. A 3-0 was on the scoreboard going into the first gun round. Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács and Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev’s AWP antics in outer on the sixth round paid dividends, as the CIS side got themselves on the board after two entries from the AWPers.

Knowing those two AWPs would be in play, Liquid tried a rush on the A site, but swiftly stopped by the CT side. Liquid were relentless, though, and went on to dominate the early rounds and racking up points in the scoreboard while keeping Natus Vincere against the ropes economically. It seemed Natus Vincere were going to be able to get a third round late in the half, but a 2vs1 clutch by Spencer "Hiko" Martin against Egor "flamie" Vasilyev and Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev kept Liquid going full speed.


Hiko showing his superstar power

The must-win pistol round for Natus Vincere did indeed go the CIS team’s way, as they were able to bullhead their way into the A site and neutralize Nick "nitr0" Cannella on his 2vs1 clutch attempt. Natus Vincere managed to get in three rounds before trading with Liquid who then shut the CIS side down to take the first map of the tournament.

Matchpage
6
16
16th November 2016
6
Nuke
16

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 22 - 8 +14 95.6 1.76
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 22 - 14 +8 102.0 1.59
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 17 - 11 +6 86.5 1.47
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' WinnechePimp 17 - 11 +6 85.7 1.29
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 12 - 13 -1 62.5 1.05
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 11 - 19 -8 86.0 0.82
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 11 - 18 -7 58.0 0.78
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 12 - 17 -5 57.2 0.71
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 12 - 19 -7 57.0 0.65
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 11 - 17 -6 56.2 0.60

The match on the B stream featured Immortals and TYLOO. The match taking place on Mirage started started out well for the Chinese team, who were able to win the first round, but were immediately countered by Immortals, who went on a five round winning streak. Immortals held on to the lead, but TYLOO woke up and started winning some rounds, trying to force themselves back into the match. Immortals took the first half on the shoulders of João "felps" Vasconcellos and Ricardo "boltz" Prass, 10-5, before heading into the CT side.

TYLOO overwhelmed Immortals with a mid to window and connector rush, taking over the A site and successfully defending their plant. The first gun round was Immortals’ chance to start running away with it, but with a solid team effort by TYLOO taking over the A site, the Chinese team were able to get within one, 10-9. With HaoWen "somebody" Xu opening up the next two rounds for his team, TYLOO kept exploiting the A site to take the lead for the first time since the first pistol round, 11-10.


boltz shut TyLoo down

Immortals tried to take a timeout when down 13-10, and it paid dividends as they were able to put the 11th up on the board after losing the eco, and followed it up with a 12th to get within two of TYLOO. With boltz still going hard late in the game and the rest of his team putting up a wall, TYLOO started running out of ideas and giving up rounds. With 14-14 on the board, though, TYLOO finally found an opening into the B site when YuLun "Summer" Cai found the entry frag on Lucas "steel" Lopes and Ke "captainMo" Liu followed it up on felps forcing the other three Immortals players into a save. Playing for the tie, Immortals cleanly took out their opposition pushing down mid and on A ramp.

Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles opened the fragging on the overtime, taking out somebody on A ramp. Following that action was his twin brother’s contribution, taking down Summer and making it 5vs3 and smooth sailing towards the first round of OT. The second round went to 2vs2 afterplant situation which YuanZhang "Attacker" Sheng took into his own hands, finishing boltz and LUCAS1 to keep the game even. Finally Immortals held their own, with another clean sweep of TYLOO to take the lead into the T side.

TYLOO took the first round defending, evening the match back up despite a great lurk by felps. Immortals then went on to win the last two rounds with boltz and steel getting nine frags in the last two rounds of the map to close it out.

Matchpage
19
17
16th November 2016
19
Mirage
17

 Immortals K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 39 - 18 +21 112.2 1.79
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 27 - 26 +1 95.6 1.26
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 28 - 23 +5 80.6 1.11
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 24 - 23 +1 71.8 1.10
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 16 - 17 -1 52.1 0.93
 TYLOO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody 27 - 24 +3 81.5 1.15
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' ShengAttacker 25 - 28 -3 80.3 1.01
China Hui 'DD' WuDD 21 - 26 -5 63.9 0.90
China YuLun 'Summer' CaiSummer 16 - 27 -11 63.6 0.80
China Ke 'captainMo' LiucaptainMo 18 - 29 -11 48.5 0.59

China Ke 'captainMo' Liu
Ke 'captainMo' Liu
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
733
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1440
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1198
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
868
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1229
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
China YuLun 'Summer' Cai
YuLun 'Summer' Cai
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
875
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
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
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
777
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
939
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
908
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1050
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
liquid thouroghly destroyed na'vi. start t side on nuke? destroy your opponent in that manner? HIKO ARE YOU KIDDING ME? one of his best perdformances so far, vintage hiko. destroyed edward on so many occasions. that was probably one of his worst performances in retrospect. Liquid deserved their win %100 percent. -pimp +s1mple ^v^ why would na'vi play nuke anyways, even tho i despise thorin as a person with words taht he would use, they historically vetoed against it. if they didnt win the t side pistols this would be considered a stomp. immortals almost choked so that was mehh. also more DaZeD pls.
2016-11-16 21:10
#13
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Sweden Maoux551 
new fastest on hltv?
2016-11-16 21:10
#14
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Brazil Mirekz 
S1MPLE bestest Kappa
2016-11-16 21:10
NaVi FeelsBadMan
2016-11-16 21:10
u fuck
2016-11-16 21:10
yea navi is shit
2016-11-16 21:10
nice copy pasta. +1 more dazed, but he gotta fix his damn hair..
2016-11-16 21:11
#23
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Norway deepZ82 
lol, premade text ready for paste in to comments. Tryhard much? :)
2016-11-16 21:11
believe me no copy and paste occured (:
2016-11-16 21:13
#31
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Norway deepZ82 
12 lines of text in 10sec? sure
2016-11-16 21:14
still no copy paste tho (:
2016-11-16 21:14
#41
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
Why lie? You aren't cool
2016-11-16 21:20
Admins secondary account just like Fastest_Guy_On_HLTV
2016-11-16 21:34
#50
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Denmark Notallama 
Typical lying kebab
2016-11-16 21:42
What would happen if u and fastest guy on hltv posted on the same post? Who would win
2016-11-16 21:35
yes i saw ;P he got beaten but then beat rusty 2 times xD
2016-11-19 11:00
#2
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
navi looked horrible vs liquid ;/
2016-11-16 21:10
WHY NEVER FIRST
2016-11-16 21:10
g2's gna win
2016-11-16 21:10
ez
2016-11-16 21:10
1
2016-11-16 21:10
1
2016-11-16 21:10
Simple without Cheats EleGiggle
2016-11-16 21:10
#9
mirbit | 
Germany mirbit 
hello
2016-11-16 21:10
#10
twice | 
Korea Tzuyu 
bad outcomes really wanted to see tyloo win, hope they rek navi
2016-11-16 21:10
they played really well, they got chance to rekt NaVi!
2016-11-16 21:11
#11
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Sweden pontus767 
gg
2016-11-16 21:10
Good job liquid :D
2016-11-16 21:10
#15
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Korea BasedIX 
Hiko PogChamp
2016-11-16 21:19
#19
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Brazil houghzinhu 
IMT NICEEEEEEEEEEE
2016-11-16 21:10
+Boltz -TACO.
2016-11-16 21:11
#38
FalleN | 
Brazil tails36 
SK doesn't need any roster change. Learn with Virtus.Pro. Just because a player stats is better than other doesn't mean he would do better in another team
2016-11-16 21:17
Boltz deserves a chance. He is doing well on Immortals since he joined in.
2016-11-16 21:18
#42
FalleN | 
Brazil tails36 
yeah, maybe, but if they would do a roster change, they would need to practice a lot of strats they already used... and before the major. We saw how it was with showtime and the diference would be just that Boltz would get more kills or so. TeamPLay is actualy much harder
2016-11-16 21:22
#43
FalleN | 
Brazil tails36 
but yeah, he deserves a chance
2016-11-16 21:23
#24
Brazil nnz 
ZEWS WAS THE SOLUTION
2016-11-16 21:12
#25
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Brazil cabocl0 
zews was the solution.. xD
2016-11-16 21:12
Damn boltz has been really good lately.Maybe (just myabe) he is a better option than TACO in SK now?
2016-11-16 21:12
#27
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Latvia KIlkAAAA 
Manuel "Simple" Mieres LUL, hltv pls fix.
2016-11-16 21:12
#28
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
The match taking place on Mirage started started out well Fix pls
2016-11-16 21:13
#29
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France t3r4byt3 
-seized/flamie +Zeus They need Zeus really badly
2016-11-16 21:13
Mauel Mieres??? Wrong simple in the article lol
2016-11-16 21:14
#33
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Just Brazilians matches, We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from brazil!
2016-11-16 21:14
#34
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Brazil bvkzin 
steelegend
2016-11-16 21:14
1- Na'Vi 1- S1mple lul
2016-11-16 21:14
ZEWS WAS THE PROBLEM ZEWA WAS THE SOLUTION
2016-11-16 21:15
Manuel "Simple" Mieres - New player for Navi?
2016-11-16 21:19
navi in 2016 lul
2016-11-16 21:29
I wonder if that makes zeus look better...
2016-11-16 21:35
#48
Hiko | 
Germany ebp 
RIP NaVi Love to see 2014 Hiko back PogChamp
2016-11-16 21:38
-edward +zeus
2016-11-16 21:40
Make Americas Great Again GO Liquid, IMT, SK and C9. FUCK TYLOOO!!!! LUL
2016-11-16 21:48
NaVi top3 Rofl
2016-11-16 21:52
the difference a Brazilian coach makes for liquid
2016-11-16 23:12
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