North, mouz and Liquid to EPL S5 playoffs

The last round of matches in Group B has been played, with the results placing Liquid in the playoffs over Natus Vincere and OpTic.

The early phase of the OpTic - Natus Vincere game was a back-and-forth affair, but OpTic took over the momentum when Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas started rolling with the AWP. It was 8-3 for the North American side shortly after, and a solid 9-6 halftime score in the end.

The second half was all about OpTic as the North American side rolled over Natus Vincere, with the CIS team's economy situation helping out Tarik "tarik" Celik and co. make the score 16-8.

 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 31 - 10 +21 125.2 2.06
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 21 - 12 +9 86.3 1.47
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 20 - 15 +5 91.8 1.36
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 13 - 11 +2 52.7 1.02
Canada Jason 'jasonR' RuchelskijasonR 11 - 18 -7 71.4 0.91
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 20 - 19 +1 82.2 1.12
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 17 - 18 -1 64.3 1.02
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 10 - 20 -10 62.0 0.60
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 9 - 19 -10 53.6 0.60
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 10 - 20 -10 52.5 0.59

Liquid were quick to establish a lead in their game against North, winning the second round force buy as Terrorists on Cobblestone and getting a 6-1 lead off the back of it. A last second defuse from Philip "aizy" Aistrup got North back in the game, but Liquid managed to secure the last round of the half to take 8-7 lead before switching to CT.

Liquid managed to secure a playoff spot in the last round of matches, thanks in part to OpTic beating Na`Vi

Rounds were traded back and forth at the start of the second half, but it was Liquid to take the momentum and close out the map 16-10 to secure the third place in group B and a spot in the playoffs tomorrow.

Matchpage
16
10
1st June 2017
16
Cobblestone
10

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 26 - 19 +7 105.4 1.50
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 24 - 16 +8 87.0 1.34
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 19 - 18 +1 93.5 1.26
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 14 - 17 -3 53.3 0.87
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 9 - 18 -9 39.9 0.65
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 22 - 17 +5 99.2 1.37
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 21 - 17 +4 84.5 1.28
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 16 - 22 -6 77.0 0.96
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 16 - 17 -1 51.1 0.78
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 13 - 19 -6 51.2 0.71

In the last game, NRG faced mousesports, with little on the line as NRG was already eliminated and mousesports secured playoffs. The North American side picked up the first two rounds as CTs on Mirage, but mousesports replied shortly and went on a six round-winning streak.

The first half went from bad to worse for NRG when their single round win was followed up with mousesports winning a round of their own, resetting the economy of the North Americans.

After an 11-4 Terrorist side on Mirage, mousesports didn't have too hard of time closing out the game, making it 16-10 in the end.

United States
Matchpage
10
16
1st June 2017
10
Mirage
16

 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia AntoranloWel 20 - 15 +5 79.4 1.29
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 19 - 20 -1 97.4 1.27
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 21 - 19 +2 85.5 1.12
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 18 - 21 -3 71.0 1.05
Germany Denis 'denis' Howelldenis 18 - 18 0 66.6 1.03
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 23 - 18 +5 99.3 1.32
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 19 - 20 -1 93.4 1.16
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurneyptr 17 - 20 -3 73.2 0.94
Canada Derrick 'LILMAN' BoyneLILMAN 18 - 21 -3 68.5 0.91
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 15 - 17 -2 61.0 0.79

With these results, we have the final standings for group B:

1. Denmark North
2. Europe mousesports
3. United States Liquid
4. North America OpTic
5. CIS Natus Vincere
6. United States NRG

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
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1305
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
always expected them to win tbh
2017-06-01 03:28
#4
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Canada j0osy 
takes 2 NA teams to get 1 through XD teamwork makes the dreamwork
2017-06-01 03:29
#16
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United States gtmaniacmda 
pimp called in a favor with MSL to make sure North lost
2017-06-01 03:31
3 NA teams
2017-06-01 03:42
#27
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Canada j0osy 
nrg didn't do anything
2017-06-01 03:46
True but imagine another eu team instead. So nrg helped them with loosing to everyone
2017-06-01 06:56
lul NAVI
2017-06-01 03:29
#11
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Germany GODsuNny 
i hope mouz wins this tournament they matches always funny and pure entertainment and they deserve this but i feel like g2 will win this
2017-06-01 03:29
fnatic gonna win bro! This is 2015! oh.. nvm
2017-06-01 17:58
NICE JOB LIQUID
2017-06-01 03:28
n1
2017-06-01 03:29
#5
Estonia rYm 
:/
2017-06-01 03:29
#6
kissmyass | 
Denmark raaVz 
ez
2017-06-01 03:29
at least 1 NA team made it xD
2017-06-01 03:29
#9
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Indonesia DezfanzeR 
ggwp xD
2017-06-01 03:29
#10
United States mah9 
Twistzz is insane
2017-06-01 03:29
#12
Estonia rYm 
s1mple going to seized level :D
2017-06-01 03:29
#14
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Netherlands RichRamp 
Every win liquid had jdm played really good, is my boy back?
2017-06-01 03:30
navi officially joining the ranks of washed out teams alongside nip and fnatic :)))))
2017-06-01 03:31
#40
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
And vp
2017-06-01 09:41
#17
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Argentina roulettesoad 
Worst system ever, North threw against Liquid to harm Na'vi. Mousesports deserved first place and go to semifinals because of round difference North hadn't nothing to fight for in last match so they fucking threw
2017-06-01 03:33
#20
Thailand fsjp 
No need to harm NaVi tbh They can go out of the group by themselves. lol
2017-06-01 03:38
I honestly think, it is their right to throw the last match. They earned that by winning four in a row, so why go hard and give more demo material if you know you're first already?
2017-06-01 03:40
#37
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United Kingdom drackula 
correct, prob just said do what you want, doesnt make any difference
2017-06-01 08:28
There is nothing wrong with that, technically it is still counted as a strategy as well.
2017-06-01 03:41
#36
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Sweden Kasidro 
That is how groups in all sports work. Navi only have themselves to blame
2017-06-01 07:10
North won head-to-head match against mouz and they should be #1 in the group
2017-06-01 11:02
#19
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Brazil ilovemywife 
s1mple is a disaster, but i feel bad for him, he always wanted to play in navi, and now that he is on it, the team is on the worst phase
2017-06-01 03:36
RIP Navi
2017-06-01 03:39
2017-06-01 03:44
Guardian deserves a better team
2017-06-01 03:47
2017 - rip navi, vp, fnatic and nip
2017-06-01 03:51
#30
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France StickyRice 
s1mple took the worst decision ever leaving Liquid for NaVi (i know it was his dream and he felt homesick living in the US but CSwise Liquid could have been number 1 world or close to it - not a big era but a short time they could have been number 1 world or close to it like OpTic did it when they won ELeague + the Montreal LAN i think vs G2 in final + the other final - i don't remember the tourney's name - they lost vs Astralis).
2017-06-01 03:55
#43
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Paraguay HighAIching 
Optic was never even close to top 1
2017-06-01 10:40
#45
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France StickyRice 
They were a certain point based on their form at the moment as they won 2 tournies (including the massive one ELeague) + another final (lost to Astralis) in the same month. (they reached second place of HLTV's ranking too, so they definitely were top 1 or top 2 at a point last year).
2017-06-01 11:44
Optic had an insane run in December '16, 2 weeks later Stan left the team and they got where they are now. They are is still a strong team, tho. About Liquid, they had potential... Elige and s1mple are star players and can carry a team to the top tier, but I don't know about the other 3, specially JDM.
2017-06-01 16:50
#31
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Portugal beatje 
I'm happy for Liquid. I like them as a team and I found myself rooting for them in some of the games. Cloud9 get all the attention but Liquid are far superior as a team. Liquid/EnvyUs should be an interesting series as well and It could very easily go either way. As for Na'Vi, I'm not surprised. They have fallen off big time since the departure of Zeus and I don't see them getting back to that level anytime soon. S1mple is a brilliant player that is being wasted in a bad system and GuardiaN isn't playing at the same high level anymore. It will be interesting to see if they will change anything in terms of players anytime soon.
2017-06-01 04:32
#32
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France cedd 
removing zeus was the worst mistake navi have ever done in their careers. I understand bringing in s1mple because he is such a huge talent, but you dont just remove someone like zeus who had such huge control over the whole team and their playstyle. When he left, navi lost the very own playstyle they created and just became another team with no distinct playstyle. It hurts me watching them now remembering how good they used to be.
2017-06-01 04:47
#49
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Brazil cadik 
>S1mple is a brilliant player LMAO
2017-06-01 16:05
Na'vi on lan, Ahahahahahaha. Easiest shit to predict.
2017-06-01 05:22
if mouz would have won against north in OT they could bee @ the final ez.....
2017-06-01 07:07
#41
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Estonia Delan0 
Man it must be bad being JW now. Shitting on oskar and ropz. Gl to mouz.
2017-06-01 09:52
Magisk really need to step up - Valde inc?
2017-06-01 10:23
Like north was even trying to win that
2017-06-01 12:46
See the others matches - He isn't playing very good at the time.
2017-06-01 16:01
#50
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Denmark DanishDelight 
Dont think they would consider changing Magisk already, but you never know...
2017-06-01 16:24
Nope, Magisk and konfig have been there powerteam for a good period now , but magisk isn't playing like he used to.
2017-06-01 17:32
#47
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Poland trancemeister 
Rip Na'Vi [*] toxic s1mple ruined team. :D " Zeus was the problem " :DD
2017-06-01 13:07
NaVi played with this set up thats why they lost hahahahahahaha youtube.com/watch?v=PePjQTRZqzE
2017-06-01 19:19
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