Liquid to EPL semi-finals over EnVyUs

Liquid came from behind to beat EnVyUs 2-1 and progress to the last-four stage at the ESL Pro League Season 5 finals.

The series kicked off on Cobblestone, Liquid's map pick, and it was the North Americans who came out the livelier of the two as they stormed to an 8-1 lead. EnVyUs' defence then finally came to life as they picked up two rounds in a row, the second of which thanks to a quad kill from Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, but Liquid kept the Frenchmen at bay and closed out the half with a commanding 11-4 lead.

With the sides now reversed, EnVyUs took control of the game. A triple kill from Christophe "SIXER" Xia in the pistol round set his team up for a massive run to tie the game at 11-11.

Liquid then brought EnVyUs' streak to an end on a force-buy, with Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski getting three kills with the CZ, and they followed that up with another round. Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer immediately called a tactical pause to keep the momentum from swinging to the opposing side, and the move paid off as they won five of the next six rounds to take the map, 16-14.

Liquid through to the semi-finals

Train was the map that followed, and here EnVyUs got out to a fast 3-0 lead on the Terrorist side. After building up their bank, Liquid won four rounds in a row, with EnVyUs restoring parity thanks to three very important kills from Cédric "RpK" Guipouy. Liquid responded by taking three rounds in a row, but EnVyUs did not let their opponents run away with the lead and brought the deficit to a minimum at the end of the half.

The second half began with Liquid taking the pistol round with a B execute, with Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz picking up three kills. After losing both eco rounds, EnVyUs finally got a few rounds on the board on the CT side, cutting the gap to 11-10. However, Liquid were unwilling to let their lead slip and won five rounds in a row to lock down the map, 16-10.

SIXER put in a great display, but it was not enough

It all came down to Nuke, where Liquid jumped out to a 5-0 lead on the CT side. After calling a timeout, EnVyUs almost secured their first round of the map, but Josh "jdm64" Marzano clutched a 1v2 situation, leaving the Frenchmen frustrated.

Liquid continued shutting EnVyUs down, with the scoreline blooming to a 12-0 advantage for the North Americans. It was only then that EnVyUs finally managed to get a round, courtesy of a 1v2 clutch from SIXER, but they were unable to follow it up, with Liquid ending the half with a dream 14-1 lead.

EnVyUs found a lifeline by taking the pistol round as CT thanks to three quick headshots from Alexandre "xms" Forté in the lower bombsite. The following anti-eco also went their way, but once Liquid got money in the bank it was all over for the Europeans.

Matchpage
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1st June 2017
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Cobblestone
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Train
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Nuke
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 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 63 - 48 +15 101.0 1.40
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 66 - 46 +20 78.8 1.30
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 58 - 46 +12 87.3 1.29
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 59 - 50 +9 83.1 1.22
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 50 - 42 +8 65.0 1.02
 Envy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 56 - 60 -4 76.4 1.03
France Christophe 'SIXER' XiaSIXER 48 - 51 -3 69.3 0.98
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 46 - 61 -15 68.7 0.85
France Alexandre 'xms' Fortéxms 44 - 61 -17 66.5 0.83
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 36 - 63 -27 66.1 0.65

France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1222
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1165
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
France Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
564
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1434
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
France Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
532
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
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 Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
974
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
#1
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United States r0seCS 
so ez for Liquid, NA reigns supreme as always
2017-06-02 00:45
#3
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Liquid dropping trash na squad, picking up ex-tricked come july 1st
2017-06-02 00:45
Liquid will never pick up a EU team for CS:GO. Especially one that's even worse then what they have now. Nice bait!
2017-06-02 03:51
no shit sherlock
2017-06-02 04:31
#103
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Get your head out of your asshole you stupid American
2017-06-02 07:59
#117
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United States Prattatat 
Awww someone got their fefees hurt :(
2017-06-02 13:25
#122
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Prattatat more like proletariat
2017-06-02 15:47
#137
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United States alphagamingx 
Tendies more like Wendy's
2017-06-03 04:29
#142
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Be they crispy or from Wendys
2017-06-03 13:15
#7
BASiC | 
Brazil SHOOWTiME 
ez
2017-06-02 00:45
inb4 Liquid beats North and ruins yet again another amazing grand final same thing happened in ESL Cologne 2016
2017-06-02 00:48
inb4 Liquid beats North and ruins yet again another amazing grand final same thing happened in ESL Cologne 2016
2017-06-02 00:48
#63
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
I mean we wouldn't want SK Gaming to lose twice to an NA team in the grand finals of ESL ESEA Pro Leagues Final... Wouldn't we?
2017-06-02 02:00
#69
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United States NA_CS_FAN 
+1
2017-06-02 02:45
#85
Saudi Arabia an94 
+1
2017-06-02 05:10
#94
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North America ksp52 
2 majors
2017-06-02 06:42
#131
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United States swiftScope 
epl sao paolo
2017-06-02 23:10
#138
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North America ksp52 
you just confirmed it, NA is braindead.
2017-06-03 05:16
hopefully whoever goes against sk won't choke and give them an easy final
2017-06-02 07:19
NA CS lul
2017-06-02 08:04
#111
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Bosnian CS... LULULUL!
2017-06-02 12:22
At least we have one top-class player, you don't have any lelelele
2017-06-02 14:14
#125
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
... EliGE, Stewie2K, Twistzz, Autimatic, Jdm64... Anymore excuse?
2017-06-02 18:43
Almost died laughing. I hope you were joking.
2017-06-02 19:33
I hope you were
2017-06-02 21:50
He actually gave a statement that elige twistzz and jdm are better players then NiKo of FaZe? Those players are not even top-class players...Go see a doctor, both of you.
2017-06-02 22:05
#132
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United States swiftScope 
when did niko reach a grand final major, oh yea
2017-06-02 23:11
He can end his career now and will still be better player then all US players ever.
2017-06-02 23:18
#118
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United States Prattatat 
Lol if they win then they clearly deserve the final more making it a better grand final, the fuck is this logic?
2017-06-02 13:31
#29
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
Against rank #25, now let's see when they play against the big boys. No chance for Liquid anymore, this is where their run ends
2017-06-02 00:52
#61
swag | 
North America Ares872 
LOL so liquid won huh?
2017-06-02 01:46
#47
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Brazil Cuckaroto 
inb4 Liquid beats North and ruins yet again another amazing grand final same thing happened in ESL Cologne 2016
2017-06-02 01:10
as always xDDDD
2017-06-02 01:48
#2
s1mple | 
North America Kropsinz 
Beautifully done by TL, nice job showing the world you aren't the choke artists you used to be (before and after s1mple).
2017-06-02 00:45
Liquid going to make it to the Finals.
2017-06-02 00:45
Would like to see that
2017-06-02 00:59
#6
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Brazil RauleS 
ez 4 liquid
2017-06-02 00:45
#8
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United States MaceCS 
N1
2017-06-02 00:45
My boys
2017-06-02 00:45
Disband EnvyUs ffs
2017-06-02 00:45
How much?
2017-06-02 00:50
Fantasy squad :((
2017-06-02 00:56
XDD
2017-06-02 02:28
#11
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
What went wrong envy, what went wrong?
2017-06-02 00:45
Nothing went wrong. They actually played better than expected and have played really well lately. They just don't have a deep enough playbook. They will get better as time goes on as long as they stay with what they have. Hey, they beat C9 and G2 the superteam got crushed by them. It's a win win situation.
2017-06-02 03:54
They lost to G2, but they did a good play against G2.
2017-06-02 06:26
they beat G2 a few times...
2017-06-02 09:28
in online matches, yes, but not at lan event
2017-06-02 09:54
Yep. But, it showed they could potentially beat a GOOD ASS LINE UP. Maybe... maybe if they work hard --- really hard.
2017-06-02 13:20
#12
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Brazil Luca0 
GG Liquid!
2017-06-02 00:45
TL ARE BACK BOYS
2017-06-02 00:45
This is the real nV
2017-06-02 00:46
happy -27 xDD
2017-06-02 00:46
#17
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Canada TwistZzZz 
EliGE showing he's still top 1 NA player by far, and twistzz right behind him with nitr0 coming back into form and jdm starting to come back with stanislaw calling
2017-06-02 00:46
Thefak?
2017-06-02 02:29
Sorry bud but Elige is far from the top NA player. While he is good in Liquid in the position he plays, it wasn't always that way. A great team would be him, stewie, auti, twistz and mixwell with autimatic calling. And before anyone says autimatic doesn't IGL, he does now and has been for the last month or two with C9.
2017-06-02 03:56
#87
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United States Moosk 
I think a better lineup would be: Elige Nitr0 Stanislaw Twistzz Jdm Easy to tell you're a C9 fan because of how you defended auti being igl over someone like stanislaw. Who do you think is the top NA player if it is not Elige? My guess is you answer stewie.
2017-06-02 06:17
A motivated Stewie2k is better than Elige, he can do what Elige can do + more. IGL (a mid level, if have to --- not saying IGL, just showing he has some brains of his own), Entry, Rifle (along with Pistol/SMG), Lurk, Awp, Scout with ease.
2017-06-02 09:30
#140
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Brazil chococaine 
my theory why everyone thinks stewie2k is a better player than elige is coz he's a highlight player, elige on the other hand doenst have the highlights but is always dropping 30 against euros
2017-06-03 05:30
Elige is better currently no doubt, Team Liquid seems motivated and fixed with Stanislaw and new teammates. Stewie2k obv sees Cloud 9 teammates doesn't give a shit so why would he? If I could I would put Stewie2k on TL and take off either JDM (to get a complete awper when the awp isn't available he turns to bot) or replace Stewie with nitr0 (but nitr0's motivation is coming back) and nitr0 has high potential himself. I dont know... I still put Stewie2k > Elige for the fact he can do more. but right now Elige is a better player (better stats)
2017-06-03 07:44
It's true though, stewie is a better player. I'm not a c9 fan, but stewie is really good. Best NA awp even, though he's to good with rifles to not rifle and his team already has an awper. And the only one to challange him over the top 1 awping spot is mixwell. If you don't agree you probably just looks at history which tells SKA and JDM are the number 1 and 2 awpers, this isn't the case anymore. Stewie makes the plays when his team needs it the most, never chokes and pretty much always has a good game. Elige is great, top 3 NA for sure, it's just that noone is better than stewie currently is, in north america. Don't know why it's even a discussion? Anyone with some kind of knowledge about the scene would agree that stewie is currently the number 1 in NA, no question. Anyway Stan would be the IGL in a NA ''superteam'', free up autimatic and let him roll, make stewie and mixwell switch up the awping and put twistzz in there as the entry fragger or second entry. As support I'd say NAF or someone like that could take the spot. NAF wouldn't even have to be a dedicated support player, just not be the starplayer and he would set up the team to succed, which he has shown he can do. He can also frag like a beast so that's no problem either. RUSH also has a place in this team but then you'd have to replace twistzz. so that's a tough one to call. That double awp and with the firepower + stanislaw would just be too much for any NA team to handle and could potentially do extremely well internationally. Greetings from Sweden.
2017-06-02 13:15
#135
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United States morkmodkip 
NA only team tho,
2017-06-03 03:18
#145
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Canada TwistZzZz 
nah elige about to show you why he should be considered #1 NA Player today for you
2017-06-03 16:58
"Envy better than G2" they said
2017-06-02 00:47
who said that?
2017-06-02 00:48
Some people yesterday after Envy beat SK
2017-06-02 00:50
#41
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United Kingdom sawdust 
G2 is still going to get buttfucked when it comes to FaZe or Astralis. And in casr you haven't noticed, all H2H have been pretty close, G2 ain't doing shit either, they're massively overrated and potentially winning this ain't proving shit.
2017-06-02 01:01
#52
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United States CWalker 
What if I told you Faze and Astralis aren't in this tourney?
2017-06-02 01:17
Seriously?? Seriously?? Noo... Seriously?
2017-06-02 02:30
#143
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United States CWalker 
Are you fucking serious my eyes
2017-06-03 16:35
#19
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Brazil rickz1996 
NA HOPE. GOOD JOB GUYS
2017-06-02 00:47
I like this Liquid <3 GL vs North
2017-06-02 00:48
#88
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United States Moosk 
TL vs. North*
2017-06-02 06:18
#98
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Brazil Desvain 
LOL
2017-06-02 06:56
huehuehue*
2017-06-02 09:30
#139
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Brazil chococaine 
this cant be true
2017-06-03 05:27
How are semi-final matchups dictated?
2017-06-02 00:49
SK vs G2 and North vs Liquid.
2017-06-02 00:58
It will be North x Liquid and G2 x SK
2017-06-02 00:58
yeah, i just saw it.
2017-06-02 00:58
#26
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Brazil theluksabm 
NICE LIQUID!! ELIGE É BR, Sk x Liquid at finals ;P
2017-06-02 00:50
don't forget there are still demi-finals to pass. A fast advice : Don't see you already in finals. We don't know what North and G2 have yet.
2017-06-02 04:24
#28
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
nice boys! Congratz! ZELAOOOO PORRA, Parabéns meu brother! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-06-02 00:51
#32
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Peru KmuSzinho 
wow go liquid
2017-06-02 00:56
jdm was absolutely insane with the awp. What a player he is. Twistzz and ELiGE are great as well. They are a really hard working team and I really want them to beat North in the semi-finals now. They deserve it.
2017-06-02 00:57
nice match
2017-06-02 00:57
Easy.
2017-06-02 01:02
#44
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United States camdavis9 
Liquid to beat SK in the grand finals just like C9 did :)
2017-06-02 01:05
Not likely, but we can hope
2017-06-02 04:19
#84
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Brazil jstrr 
nah, now sk will beat Liquid in THEIR home turf. C9 often matches up well vs SK, but Liquid just hasn't got the mindset to play SK. The biggest choke in CSGO history, a major final win, something like 17 straight map wins over them last year (as a matter of fact I don't remember LG dropping a map to liquid on LAN ever since that tournament with the hiko incident) that being said, i'm glad to see jdm is improving, maybe Liquid can win a map like Train if they start as CT (which I doubt would happen)
2017-06-02 05:00
#144
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United States camdavis9 
your tears will be welcome when SK gets curb stomped ;)
2017-06-03 16:44
#146
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Brazil jstrr 
by g2? not impossible. north? still unlikely. by liquid? yeah well
2017-06-03 17:22
great for the NA fans :)
2017-06-02 01:06
wasted spot
2017-06-02 01:07
#54
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
+1
2017-06-02 01:21
happy trash LUL
2017-06-02 01:25
#64
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Estonia Delan0 
Awww yesss! Well played TL
2017-06-02 02:10
hope liquid wins the finals vs sk as revenge for the coldzera jumping awp double.
2017-06-02 02:10
How can they win over SK in the final when G2 will beat SK in semis? Oh and yea.. G2 will win the event
2017-06-02 04:53
#90
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United States Moosk 
We'll see about that! God of Blocks and Pixels!
2017-06-02 06:21
+ Ender & Wither slayer!
2017-06-02 06:22
#70
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Brazil naicetomichu 
let's go Liquid <3
2017-06-02 03:21
#71
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Brazil HaiduHilario 
nV fluke confirmed
2017-06-02 03:39
lol beats 2 shitty NA teams and a fluke win over north who doesn't care about the game since they have nothing to play for, and the weakest opponent in the quarters in envyus and goes to semi finals. what a joke of a tournament and a joke NA team getting by on luck...
2017-06-02 04:00
Salty
2017-06-02 04:08
#80
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Estonia Delan0 
Envy getting to the semis would have equally qualifyed as a joke. It can never be considered as a t1 tournament to begin with with no astralis and faze
2017-06-02 04:23
Envy actually had to beat a few good teams to get to the playoffs,in comparison to liquid
2017-06-02 05:48
the fact that liquid beat them convincingly in a bo3 is encouraging though
2017-06-02 06:39
+1, cobble was the only fluke here, Envy shouldn't have got more than 12 rounds there xd
2017-06-02 07:59
the salt is real
2017-06-02 06:43
Ever notice that sixer almost always has the least deaths on his team?
2017-06-02 04:18
That would be happy typically
2017-06-02 06:20
Yeah him and happy. But that's cos happy lurks. How does sixer avoid dying that much?
2017-06-02 16:57
He's learning from happy ;) jk idk probably because he is awping
2017-06-02 16:59
#136
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United States morkmodkip 
Its because he awps, hes almost never is the first one to push onto the site, if all 4 of his teammates die and its like a 1v 3+ , then he usually saves.
2017-06-03 03:22
#96
TACO | 
Brazil admbl 
Ez
2017-06-02 06:43
#97
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Czech Republic MrM4sl0 
yeeerz
2017-06-02 06:48
#101
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France boxpro_134 
so ez for liquid
2017-06-02 07:37
ESL rules are the biggest joke in the world. We can't see Astralis and FaZe there only because of some stupid shit made up by retarded brains among rule creators, instead we're forced to watch pathetic teams like nV (bo1 heroes), NRG (because NA should be equal to EU no matter what, right?), and shitton of other weak pieces of shit. The whole tournament can be described in 2 sentences: 1) Many bo1 fails that decided who should go to playoffs. 2) SK rape everyone in bo3 again on their way to ez victory. ESL, KYS.
2017-06-02 11:01
#114
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Brazil Charizaldo 
cry
2017-06-02 13:18
#121
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Estonia teremartin 
ESL destorys SK 4Head SK dont meet in grand final <3
2017-06-02 15:46
#116
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Brazil Charizaldo 
zews and Elige making NA CS great again
2017-06-02 13:22
#134
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United States swiftScope 
liquid > c9
2017-06-03 01:13
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