Liquid send fnatic packing

Liquid have eliminated fnatic after beating the Swedes 2-1 at the ECS Season 3 Finals (16-6 on Mirage, 12-16 on Train, and 16-6 on Inferno).

The second elimination match at the ECS Season 3 Finals featured fnatic and Liquid who lost their opening matches to Cloud9 and Astralis, respectively. The best-of-three series kicked off on Mirage with Liquid on the CT-side.

The North American team won the pistol round with Nick "nitr0" Cannella’s smoke defuse but fnatic took the B-site in the following round to tie the game at 1-1. Liquid were able to stop fnatic in eight consecutive rounds as Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken put on an impressive performance (9-1). fnatic secured a round with a force buy and then Jesper "JW" Wecksell picked up an ace to get his team their third round (9-3). Liquid won the half 10-5.

Liquid stay alive

nitr0 was the star of the second half pistol round, securing the round with two entry kills (10-5). fnatic won the first weapon rounds after losing the ecos but Liquid didn’t give the Swedes any breathing space and won the map 16-6.

Train started with fnatic on the T-side. Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson clutched a 1vs2 in the pistol round and the Swedish squad went on to win the anti-ecos. KRIMZ picked up two entry kills in the first weapon round and fnatic extended their lead to 4-0.

Liquid got on the board two rounds later with the double AWP setup of Josh "jdm64" Marzano and nitr0 Then, they performed a successful 3vs3 retake in the following round (5-2). fnatic responded with two rounds in a row to make it 7-2. Twistzz clutched a 1vs1 against Dennis "dennis" Edman to get the quad kill and the round (7-3). Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski & company trailed 8-7 at halftime.

fnatic make their exit in the group stage

JW opened up the second half pistol round with two kills and fnatic won the first three rounds of the half. They were able to stop Liquid’s early third round buy and led 11-7. After losing another round, Liquid started a five round streak to tie the map at 12-12. fnatic answered with four consecutive rounds to win the map 16-12.

The CT-sided Liquid lost the pistol round on Inferno but their force buy worked in the following round (1-1). The North Americans also won the next weapon round to make it 4-1. Two rounds later, Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz got a triple kill to stop another buy round from fnatic (6-1). JW clutched a 1vs3 which was answered by nitr0's 1v1 in the following round, resetting fnatic's economy (8-2). fnatic won the last three rounds of the half to trail 10-5.

Liquid won the second half pistol round and didn't make any mistakes in the anti-ecos to lead 13-5. The North American squad took the B site in the first weapon round to make it 14-5 and they went on to win the match 16-5, and series 2-1. fnatic have been eliminated while Liquid will play against Astralis for a spot at the playoffs.

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 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 57 - 56 +1 77.8 1.11
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 40 - 53 -13 75.1 0.85
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 42 - 58 -16 69.0 0.85
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 34 - 54 -20 55.1 0.77
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 35 - 59 -24 56.2 0.71
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 59 - 46 +13 92.8 1.41
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 67 - 38 +29 88.9 1.35
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 54 - 42 +12 76.2 1.16
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 49 - 42 +7 79.1 1.16
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 50 - 41 +9 83.6 1.13

Next up in London, FaZe will take on G2 for a spot in the playoffs.

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
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
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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 Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1004
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
#1
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Brazil i_Have_autism 
ez SK
2017-06-24 18:12
cya
2017-06-24 18:12
what are you guys waiting for a Swede Shuffle
2017-06-24 18:13
cArn comeback Other than that, no hope
2017-06-24 18:22
#66
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Sweden wyv0 
i'm watching from a realistic point of view, and from the looks of it, i don't see swedish cs being back ever unless a random ass new talent superstar shows up. So far there aren't any, maybe next year... who knows lol
2017-06-24 18:27
#94
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
Well said
2017-06-24 19:18
+1
2017-06-24 18:13
#32
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Brazil rushaFUNDO 
+1
2017-06-24 18:14
I've seen nothing in tactics or fundamental approach of the map Inferno to give Fnatic any credit to the statement that they would be the best in the world on the map. Even though i cheer for them its kinda sad to see that they are kinda delusional.
2017-06-24 23:32
#120
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Sweden pend3x1g 
WE STILL SUPPORT FNATIC #ALWAYSFNATIC
2017-06-25 02:37
LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL
2017-06-24 18:12
#30
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Indonesia EvilPolish 
NA > EU Liquid, c9, clg on the rise.
2017-06-24 18:14
#3
Brehze | 
United States CS_Gawd 
Twistzz #1
2017-06-24 18:12
#4
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Poland haqux1337 
2ez for liquid
2017-06-24 18:12
#5
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Luxembourg sanzc 
NA SCENE LUL
2017-06-24 18:12
#100
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Lithuania Slim Flug 
[Your country name] SCENE LUL
2017-06-24 19:37
2loool
2017-06-24 18:12
lol :D
2017-06-24 18:12
#8
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
NA CS > EU CS
2017-06-24 18:12
#56
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Slovakia zephh1337 
We makin' NA great again bois
2017-06-24 18:19
No
2017-06-24 18:35
#78
Portugal phvm 
Stfu uk cs is sh*t as well
2017-06-24 18:40
Nice try deflecting the argument :)
2017-06-24 21:28
Man you are that kinda of guy that cant see when the things are going better, just stupid...
2017-06-24 21:49
Cologne 2015, Columbus 2016. Summer 2015. Heard it before.
2017-06-24 21:49
lul
2017-06-24 18:12
#13
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Kazakhstan Juandro 
wp Liquid
2017-06-24 18:13
NA > EU -Fallen
2017-06-24 18:13
#18
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Venezuela Kremator 
ez
2017-06-24 18:13
#19
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Portugal dracø 
Fnatic is back LUL
2017-06-24 18:13
wow fnatic back at it again
2017-06-24 18:13
#23
LASER | 
Europe Laser_ 
Are fnatic afraid of TL? LUL
2017-06-24 18:13
#24
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Brazil rFM 
Fnatic is back in 2017 LUL
2017-06-24 18:13
#27
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Portugal tuwie 
Nice
2017-06-24 18:13
lose to forcebuy/eco after winning pistol and then crumble instantly = fnatic style
2017-06-24 18:14
JW and 4 bots
2017-06-24 18:15
#81
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Norway felt 
JW is just as trash, don't fool yourself.
2017-06-24 18:46
16-8 16-6 4-16 12-16 16-8 16-6
2017-06-24 18:15
Disband ffs
2017-06-24 18:15
rip fnatic
2017-06-24 18:15
I think the coaching rule fucked over fnatic the most.
2017-06-24 18:15
fucked over NaVi the most and it's not even a discussion about it.
2017-06-24 18:38
Fucked over Liquid the most imo. Na'Vi were at least more individually skilled than Liquid before stan. Liquid didn't even have the individual skill to carry themselves
2017-06-24 19:48
Coaching rule and fnatic? Cmon, like fnatic ever was a tactical team...
2017-06-24 19:25
#118
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Australia TotalEclipse 
Vuggo is a pretty damn good coach that uses (or used) percentage based plays. He was a large part of their success.
2017-06-24 21:54
Large part of their succes was their raw skill based playstyle, which is outdated nowadays.
2017-06-25 13:03
rip fnatic.
2017-06-24 18:15
#42
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
shamefur display
2017-06-24 18:15
#43
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World WestSideDude 
noobmeister -24 Twistzzz is sick btw
2017-06-24 18:16
ez money thnx for the odds fnatic fan boys
2017-06-24 18:17
Losing to NA in 2017 LUL
2017-06-24 18:17
#52
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Turkey AdygeA 
Nice
2017-06-24 18:17
JW is the only one in fnatic who really wants to win it feels like. Rest just looks bored and demotivated, you can see it in their playstyle as well. Olof & dennis goes off some games, but mostly they look bored as well and just make stupid decisions, not playing as a team. So sad to see fnatic like this
2017-06-24 18:18
was free.
2017-06-24 18:18
#55
United Kingdom JME_ 
botnatic
2017-06-24 18:18
papi flusha FeelsBadMan
2017-06-24 18:19
#58
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Poland Viefer 
GG Fnatic
2017-06-24 18:20
#60
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Brazil nexthi 
fnatic tier 2 ever
2017-06-24 18:22
#61
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France t3r4byt3 
damn this is embarrassing, fnatic are actually getting as bad as NiP at this rate
2017-06-24 18:23
Fnatic? NiP? What's the difference. Both are memes
2017-06-24 18:36
#83
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
fnatic atleast qualify
2017-06-24 18:54
liquid dont lose to tier 3 teams. hltv.org/forums/threads/1503746/fnatic-f..
2017-06-24 18:23
Liquid had the game of their lives against a demotivated Fnatic, not sure who is calling the tacts in fnatic, but flusha looked really sad this series.
2017-06-24 18:23
#80
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United States AdAstrax 
Yeah fnatic is so demotivated now that they can't cheat.
2017-06-24 18:44
yeah, I bet NA tell themselves that everytime they lose a game in cs go Mr Trump!
2017-06-24 19:12
#64
Brazil Laan 
hahahahahahahahahahahah EU CS
2017-06-24 18:24
#65
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Brazil aAlem 
NA > EU?? Maybe
2017-06-24 18:25
Ripperoni Pepperoni
2017-06-24 18:27
#68
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Denmark Ahandii89 
fnatic :(
2017-06-24 18:29
Fnatic in those post plant situations are worse than silvers . plants the bomb and goes off and peaks and die. Omfg its just triggering to see shit like this .
2017-06-24 18:30
NA > EU Lol
2017-06-24 18:33
Europeans doesnot know about CS
2017-06-24 18:34
n1 Liquid very well played series!
2017-06-24 18:35
Fnatic in 2017...lul
2017-06-24 18:38
#79
KQLY | 
Brazil r3qu13m 
The fact is that fnatic dindt ajust themselves into the new hitbox update, back in 2015. by that time when the game was broken they were far superior to everyone, but since then the game became too unpredictable.
2017-06-24 18:43
#82
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Estonia Turittu 
Liquid top 5 inc
2017-06-24 18:51
Expected from trashnatic. I know a few fnatic fans here in india who were already spamming about how fnatic is back and they gonna best sk. Kappa Suicide watch
2017-06-24 18:54
#85
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
stfu premier team fanboy
2017-06-24 18:56
I was not even speaking about you,but yes,as the meme goes, CRY IS FREE kid. Keep crying,stay salty,it helps fnatic to be bad since forever. Even premier has won an event in 2017,fnatic has not come close to winning shit in months or years Also,tatti khaaley bhadwe?
2017-06-24 21:12
Fnatic is back they said
2017-06-24 18:59
twistzzz carry
2017-06-24 19:01
#90
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
flusha: i didn't even have to call
2017-06-24 19:10
#92
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Brazil LucaS10 
yes Liquid
2017-06-24 19:15
the ERA of murica begins first SK now Cloud9 and Liquid. NiP and fnatic,even Navi only a shadow of their former selfs. Only the G2 baguette is our, EUs hope.
2017-06-24 19:17
Astralis VP FaZe
2017-06-24 20:17
#122
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Paraguay HighAIching 
g2? lmao.
2017-06-25 04:46
Mantasas? lmao.
2017-06-25 15:01
fnatic is so washed up, alongside with NiP and Na`Vi.
2017-06-24 19:22
#98
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
BOTmeister BOTmeister BOTmeister BOTmeister He watching you from his scout He says to you, "I AM BOT"
2017-06-24 19:33
#99
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World WestSideDude 
hahaha n1
2017-06-24 19:36
#105
BnTeT | 
Poland B4R73K 
LUL
2017-06-24 19:44
#104
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Romania rockNoob 
and they said easiest group, C9 in semis and Fnatic out
2017-06-24 19:41
fnatic is back!
2017-06-24 19:57
#111
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Lithuania Afgan` 
Jw goes to america kek
2017-06-24 20:31
#114
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Brazil MiBrS2 
Swedish cs in 2017 ... lul.
2017-06-24 21:33
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