OpTic knock Liquid out in LB semis

OpTic and Liquid faced off in the lower bracket semifinal, with the former coming out on top in three maps, Nuke (16-10), Train (10-16), and Mirage (16-10), thus eliminating Liquid from the competition.

The match started with OpTic on the CT side of the first map, Nuke, Liquid’s pick, and quickly started running away with the half as all of OpTic’s players did their part for a 9-1 lead after ten rounds.

Liquid were then able to get a couple more rounds on the board. Particularly impressive was Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz clutching a 2vs1 after plant on the B site with 12 hp, playing the bomb timer low enough as to not allow Jason "jasonR" Ruchelski to defuse.

OpTic went into the half with a large lead, 12-3, and were then able to win the pistol round, all but closing out the map. With 15-3 on the scoreboard Liquid put together a last ditch five UMP buy, and were able to keep the map going.

Liquid then started to win rounds with renewed confidence, shutting OpTic out round after round, and were able to bring it all the way to double digits. It was finally OpTic who were able to close out the map with Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas getting the opening frag on Josh "jdm64" Marzano outside, and winning the final 1vs1 against Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken after planting on A.


mixwell’s AWPing kept OpTic on path to the victory

The second map, Train, started with OpTic exploding onto B from halls, taking the site and planting the bomb. A retake by Liquid, though, gave stanislaw and co. the first round of the map.

After two plants, OpTic were able to afford a full buy on the third round, and took it in part thanks to two opening frags by mixwell. Just like OpTic did on Nuke, though,0 Liquid started to chain rounds together for a 6-1 lead.

Not wanting to let the game slip away, OpTic won two rounds in a row, ruining Liquid’s economy, but were unable to capitalize on it further, not being able to win another round in the half and going down 11-4.

The second side of the map started well for Liquid as they got themselves on a 3vs2 after plant situation, but Keith "NAF" Markovic was able to stick a defuse in the smoke to give OpTic a chance at getting back in the game.

With 11-7 on the scoreboard, NAF was able to win a 1vs4, with three frags after the bomb had already been planted, to keep OpTic’s comeback alive. Liquid, not wanting to let the match slip away, won two rounds to widen their lead to 13-9, and pushed OpTic into an eco.

Liquid got to match point on the 24th round, 15-9, and were then able to close it two rounds later after successfully planting on A and denying OpTic the retake, pushing the match into a third map.


Stanislaw had 116.5 ADR on Liquid’s win on Train

The third map, Mirage, started with Liquid getting a head start by winning the first pistol round on CT side.OpTic were unable to make too much damage on the ecos, but after a set play on B and planting on a 3vs3, were able to safely bomb the site and get on the board.

Liquid were able to get to six rounds after resetting OpTic, but then mixwell and co. were able to do the same to their rival’s economy and keep the match close, 6-4, after ten rounds. At the switch, Liquid lead 8-7.

Four kills by Tarik "tarik" Celik, including winning a 1vs2 after plant, gave OpTic the second pistol round to tie the game up, 8-8.

On the defending side, OpTic were able to set up a solid wall and quickly started winning rounds, increasing their lead all the way to match point giving up a single round, 15-9. After giving up the tenth round to Liquid, OpTic stopped an A push to win the game and stay alive in the competition.

Matchpage
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22nd April 2017
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Nuke
10
10
Train
16
16
Mirage
10

 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 72 - 45 +27 85.1 1.40
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 48 - 54 -6 80.3 1.11
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 58 - 53 +5 77.2 1.09
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 56 - 55 +1 75.7 1.08
Canada Jason 'jasonR' RuchelskijasonR 49 - 52 -3 70.5 0.96
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 60 - 61 -1 91.2 1.11
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 55 - 56 -1 82.8 1.00
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 53 - 56 -3 68.3 0.95
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 45 - 52 -7 63.0 0.92
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 45 - 58 -13 64.7 0.86

Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
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
Canada Jason 'jasonR' Ruchelski
Jason 'jasonR' Ruchelski
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
289
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1195
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1006
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
#1
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Sweden WhisperingEye 
optic will lose to c9 mark my words
2017-04-23 00:34
#18
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Turkey Mustafa- 
mixwell 72-45 +27 my opinion : NA scene is carrying by a Spanish guy LUL
2017-04-23 00:34
wrong
2017-04-23 00:36
#61
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Yeah hes wrong Its carried not carrying xD
2017-04-25 22:27
+1 BEST AWPER IN NA
2017-04-23 00:36
spanish guy and swag xD
2017-04-23 00:57
#42
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Spain ANUEL_AA 
yep :D but a Spanish guy how have to be in top 30 best players of the wold XD
2017-04-23 01:29
#43
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Turkey Mustafa- 
top 30 LUL XANTARES is in top 10
2017-04-23 01:30
#44
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Spain ANUEL_AA 
Xantares is in top 30 XD
2017-04-23 01:41
just because turkish people are delusional about their one relevant player doesn't mean spanish people have to be delusional about theirs.
2017-04-23 02:32
#48
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Turkey Mustafa- 
why you are triggered and salty
2017-04-23 03:31
#21
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Finland Lehtori 
nip is dead
2017-04-23 00:33
OpTic PogChamp EZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
2017-04-23 00:33
#4
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Belgium Hjawesomme 
Ez for Jason
2017-04-23 00:34
#6
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
ELIGOD
2017-04-23 00:33
#7
shaGuar | 
Hong Kong b1uhwk 
REVENGE
2017-04-23 00:33
VACWELL carried Optic so hard!
2017-04-23 00:34
SNAKEISLAW
2017-04-23 00:34
nice
2017-04-23 00:33
#11
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CIS CA1MAN 
n1
2017-04-23 00:33
gg
2017-04-23 00:33
ez
2017-04-23 00:33
#14
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Afghanistan crywolf1337 
called it
2017-04-23 00:33
gz
2017-04-23 00:33
suck it stan
2017-04-23 00:33
#17
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United States Aquafier 
nice 3x 16-10
2017-04-23 00:33
#20
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Switzerland tuantng 
nitro lul
2017-04-23 00:33
#22
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Spain Alser 
ggwp!
2017-04-23 00:33
#23
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
rekt snakeislaw...
2017-04-23 00:34
nice pick stan
2017-04-23 00:34
#26
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Portugal dracø 
That's gotta sting stan carrywell saga continues!!!
2017-04-23 00:34
#27
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
SnakeIsLaw
2017-04-23 00:34
revenge time
2017-04-23 00:35
#29
turner | 
United States Htael 
Fuck jdm
2017-04-23 00:35
#33
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Luxembourg Hargreaves 
and nitro
2017-04-23 00:37
#34
turner | 
United States Htael 
Nitr0 has been doing way better than usual imo. Jdm didn't hit anything, maybe if he sat up in his chair he could see the screen. He is short enough as it is idk why he feels the need to be farther from the screen than he already is
2017-04-23 00:40
#38
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Luxembourg Hargreaves 
yeah that's retarded, what a moron
2017-04-23 00:59
all of those edited posts lmao
2017-04-23 00:36
#36
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Denmark pistolen 
stanislaw should have stayed in optic, that is so freakin stupid ruining the best NA team
2017-04-23 00:47
FeelsGoodMan rekt
2017-04-23 01:00
EASY FOR THE TEAM THAT STAN SNAKED OUT OF IT. What he gets the dirty snake.
2017-04-23 01:11
#41
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North America s1mpliquid 
ez godwell
2017-04-23 01:18
We saw SK NiP C9 and OpTic casting but have Liquid been on to cast yet?
2017-04-23 01:57
mixwell having an amazing tournament only reason Optic is winning any games, when he goes back to his normal level they won't pass groups in the next tournaments.
2017-04-23 05:19
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