Liquid defeat NiP 2-1

Professeur
April 21st, 2017 06:42

Liquid defeated NiP 2-1 (Nuke 16-10, Inferno 7-16, Cobblestone 16-3) in the upper-bracket quarter final match at cs_summit.

Nuke, NiP's map pick for the last series of the day at cs_summit, started well for the Swedes' opponents Liquid. The North American side secured the Terrorist pistol round and went 4-0 up thanks to good anti-eco rounds and favorable trades in the first buy round.

NiP replied shortly, winning the following round with pistols—signaling the back-and-forth half that would follow. William "draken" Sundin picked up a 3k with the AWP that allowed NiP to take a 5-4 lead, but Liquid's change of pace and some good fragging from Nick "nitr0" Cannella got them seven rounds in the first half.

The second pistol round came down to the wire, but Liquid's new signing Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken stepped up with three USP-S kills and made the B site retake possible, getting his team back in the lead.

EliGe was a crucial player on Nuke


EliGe was a standout player on Nuke

After NiP won some fast-paced rounds, "" and Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz pulled out the double AWP that caught the Swedes off guard and eventually got them to match point.

Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund and Richard "Xizt" Landström almost clawed back from 2v5 situation to extend the map, but Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski clutched out the final 1v1 to secure the first map for his team.

After a rough start and two lost pistol rounds on Nuke, NiP kicked off Inferno brilliantly, with a convincing 6-0 lead on the CT side of the map. Their overaggressiveness was punished in the 7th round as Liquid pounced after a double-entry on banana, getting their first round, and followed that up in the next one after recovering from a 4v5 deficit.

After success on B, Liquid tried to turn their focus towards the A site and were able to get plants, but the clutch situations went the way of NiP who went 9-2 up off the back of it.

Liquid got the pistol in the second half round after finishing 12-3 down, but a single AK47 buy from NiP ended up being enough for the Swedes to get the round, reset Liquid, and close out the second map swiftly.


Xizt had some good rounds on Cobble, but couldn't get his team the win

The series came down to the decider, Cobblestone, where Liquid got another 4-0 start. NiP replies with one round, but weren't able to tie rounds together as Liquid shut down their A hit with good individual plays.

The rest of the half followed in that pattern, as a single round win for the Ninjas was followed by a series of rounds that went in the favor of the North American side.

Liquid's 12-3 lead after the first half was made even greater after the pistol round went their way, putting them in a great spot to close the map out and secure the series. That happened shortly, as anti-ecos were cleaned up and the A site push went worked out well for stanislaw and co. on the first gun round of the second half, making the score 16-3.

cs_summit Spring 2017Best of 3
Sweden
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Nuke
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Inferno
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Professeur writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter. 

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
688
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Argentina ''
 ''
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1260
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1261
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
714
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
543
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
440
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
606
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
#1
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Brazil raaVz 
Ez 4 liquid
2017-04-21 06:48
RiP
2017-04-21 07:14
#31
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Australia TheHypics 
Rip for nip
2017-04-21 07:53
gg
2017-04-21 06:42
gg ez
2017-04-21 06:42
good calling stan, keep it up
2017-04-21 06:42
#49
Xyp9x | 
Denmark SpiteJ 
Really underrated that guy Stan!
2017-04-21 11:05
#6
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United States gtmaniacmda 
ez4NA
2017-04-21 06:42
time to disband NiP
2017-04-21 06:43
Rip nip
2017-04-21 06:44
#10
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United States sayNt 
Great win from TL on their first lan match since the major.
2017-04-21 06:45
NiP Magic Well seems to be running dry.
2017-04-21 06:48
#47
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Liechtenstein ZazaBinks 
It's a desert already
2017-04-21 10:30
+1
2017-04-21 11:49
#12
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United States SaberVizion 
ezpz liquid
2017-04-21 06:49
Blame it on the 5th I guess.
2017-04-21 06:49
haha +1.
2017-04-21 07:52
god damnit draken!
2017-04-21 11:37
#14
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
RIP NiP! Congratz Zews <3 We appreciate your team! SeemsGood SeemsGood We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-04-21 06:51
#21
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United States swiftScope 
its stans team...hes does 99% of calling nice bait tho
2017-04-21 07:03
You were once HLTV's most hated user yet so far you only have -8 Karma on HLTV.pro?
2017-04-21 09:19
#62
chrisJ | 
United Kingdom Harribo 
Everybody has learnt to not even give him attention
2017-04-21 13:07
Disband incoming
2017-04-21 06:51
#17
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United States Moosk 
If they lose to Godsent tomorrow yes.
2017-04-21 06:56
if they lose to Godsent tomorrow they deserve to be disbanded.
2017-04-21 13:31
Why? Now Liquid is a good team
2017-04-21 06:56
#65
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Europe skelteR 
nah, they will wait to see if they qualify for the major.
2017-04-21 13:32
#16
fer | 
Brazil Ze_Pequeno 
EU CS LUL
2017-04-21 06:56
Can we go back to 2013 please
2017-04-21 06:57
Liquid outplayed NiP ROFL threat used to be an good coach
2017-04-21 06:59
#71
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United States STERBENVII 
It's not that he used to be a good coach. He's a good coach and has personality, but the players' skill are declining and the meta is shifting away from NiP's playstyle.
2017-04-21 15:47
l8rs nerds
2017-04-21 07:04
WP! Liquid
2017-04-21 07:52
disband inc
2017-04-21 08:15
finally Elige got help in carrying Liquid
2017-04-21 08:36
i think twistzz has a bright future
2017-04-21 11:41
Best nuke team bois. Just disband maybe?
2017-04-21 08:40
EZ -€155 in one day Rly proud of what NiP and NaVi have done :)
2017-04-21 08:49
Only lost 50$ but yeah i feel you. Its to the point nowadays where i wonder if matchfixing is a thing again. Like past weeks, how many upsets have we had?
2017-04-21 09:24
#43
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Sweden TDK Em1L 
"upsets" Learn Real odds instead of offical odds lul
2017-04-21 09:58
+1
2017-04-21 11:28
#44
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Indonesia reez023 
roster changes incoming 5th roster only LMAO
2017-04-21 10:17
#46
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
nip magic
2017-04-21 10:29
FeelsBadMan
2017-04-21 10:43
This thread has been locked, no more comments allowed
2017-04-21 11:06
nip lul
2017-04-21 11:15
liquid mostly only good on lan
2017-04-21 11:48
Lmaooo rip nip fans
2017-04-21 12:03
#61
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Germany Tunio 
nip disband
2017-04-21 12:17
#63
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
TL > Any EU team
2017-04-21 13:26
#66
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Sweden Mrjohn 
so sad watch NiP These Days
2017-04-21 13:53
Let's go Licky Wid
2017-04-21 14:02
Can NIP just disband already? Christ, this is embarrassing for the org, their players and their fans.
2017-04-21 14:04
#69
rain | 
Norway Norsk 
Why do people keep typing rip nip? they've been dead for months already, lets forget and get past it
2017-04-21 14:04
#70
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Brazil EnglishMASTER 
Twistzzz have 56 kills on matchpage, but 81 kills on homepage stats, wtf?
2017-04-21 14:25
#73
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World Shaktar 
Magic neeeds to become a miracle
2017-04-21 19:52
#74
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Germany RobertZockt 
2017-04-22 00:31
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