Liquid and Astralis win matches at IEM

Liquid crush TyLoo (16-6 Mirage) and Astralis overcome Immortals (19-15 Dust2) to keep things unpredictable as we approach the end of group A at IEM Oakland.

After a shaky start to Mirage, TYLOO managed to go from 0-6 to 3-6 before a slim buy round win from Liquid swung the momentum back in favor of the North American side.

9-3 down, YuLun "Summer" Cai's side went for a straight-up A execute that was shut up cleanly from Liquid, with the following eco being more dangerous in the end as Josh "jdm64" Marzano was forced to clutch a 1v1 against Ke "captainMo" Liu on B.


nitr0 shut down TyLoo on Mirage

Finishing the half 12-3 down, TYLOO were desperate for the pistol round and the veteran in captainMo stepped up with three crucial kills on the B site retake to give his team a chance to come back in the match.

Unfortunately, the Chinese side wasn't able to hold on against the explosive combo of Nick "nitr0" Cannella and Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski as they swiftly shut down TYLOO for a 16-6 Liquid victory. With this defeat, TYLOO have lost any chance of advancing to the playoffs of IEM Oakland, but have one more game to play—against Astralis.

Matchpage
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16
17th November 2016
6
Mirage
16

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 29 - 10 +19 124.9 1.87
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 24 - 13 +11 116.0 1.70
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 19 - 9 +10 83.4 1.46
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 12 - 10 +2 66.1 1.16
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' WinnechePimp 12 - 15 -3 60.1 0.91
 TYLOO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China YuLun 'Summer' CaiSummer 15 - 18 -3 72.7 0.92
China Hui 'DD' WuDD 9 - 19 -10 64.3 0.77
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' ShengAttacker 13 - 19 -6 53.2 0.68
China Ke 'captainMo' LiucaptainMo 13 - 19 -6 66.7 0.64
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody 7 - 21 -14 51.4 0.46

Both Astralis and Immortals struggled to close out the anti-force buy rounds at the start of the match as four rounds were traded back and forth in the beginning of Dust2 before the Danish team finally strung three rounds together to get the early lead.

Immortals bounced back towards the middle of the first half, ending the half with a solid 9-6 lead. Lucas "steel" Lopes's team won the CT pistol round, but once again failed to hold off against pistols as Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander, Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth and Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye picked up kills to bounce straight back.


gla1ve's troops abused Immortals B site defense late in the match 

After going on a 7-round losing streak Immortals finally managed to shut down Astralis' B-split to make it 13-11, but Nicolai "device" Reedtz's picked up three with the AWP and single-handedly got Astralis a seemingly lost round.

Immortals pulled it back to a 14-14 however, and stopped the fast long play to get to match point before a strong B hit once again worked for Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen and co. as they forced overtime.

Kjaerbye ended the match with 30 kills as his team focused on the B site in the added rounds to easily close out the match 19-15 in overtime.

Matchpage
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17th November 2016
15
Dust2
19

 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 25 - 21 +4 82.9 1.22
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 30 - 22 +8 81.1 1.21
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 21 - 23 -2 78.0 1.04
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 21 - 22 -1 77.4 1.00
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 16 - 24 -8 58.9 0.80
 Immortals K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 27 - 23 +4 93.1 1.14
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 23 - 18 +5 67.1 1.11
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 25 - 22 +3 81.1 1.07
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 21 - 22 -1 64.5 0.99
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 16 - 29 -13 61.5 0.60

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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
China Ke 'captainMo' Liu
Ke 'captainMo' Liu
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
747
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
China YuLun 'Summer' Cai
YuLun 'Summer' Cai
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
905
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
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
Kjaerbye is a monster
2016-11-17 03:36
#14
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United States CheeseHead 
so fast PogChamp
2016-11-17 03:36
hahah, nt m8 :D
2016-11-17 03:37
#18
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
TAIWAN NUMBA WAN, TYLOO NUMBA TWO MingLee
2016-11-17 03:43
#21
United Kingdom Dird 
I miss Fastest_Guy_on_HLTV :(
2016-11-17 10:29
Good, nice to see Device perform this well.
2016-11-17 03:36
#3
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United States CheeseHead 
Good for Liquid, keeping the playoff dreams alive. Now they have to beat G2. Also, does this mean that Astralis is through to the playoffs? Haven't seen that in a while 4Head
2016-11-17 03:36
#4
L0NER | 
North America aidenkula 
gg
2016-11-17 03:36
1
2016-11-17 03:36
#6
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Norway BigCannon 
my dongino longer than kapparino
2016-11-17 03:38
nice
2016-11-17 03:36
123
2016-11-17 03:36
ez
2016-11-17 03:36
k
2016-11-17 03:36
Immortals toggled off
2016-11-17 03:36
#12
Monkey | 
Brazil Cupinxa 
no
2016-11-17 03:36
Immortals about to average more than 30 rounds per game
2016-11-17 03:36
#15
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Sweden lagcats 
hen1 is a monster tho
2016-11-17 03:37
#17
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Denmark BATISTUTA9 
Well played guys. Lets take the last win over Tyloo and get that semi final spot.
2016-11-17 03:40
#19
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Brazil NeymarJunior 
TYLOO 16-0 ASTRALIS ON MAP DE_CACHE
2016-11-17 03:49
#20
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Denmark DanishDelight 
And then you woke up
2016-11-17 03:56
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