PENTA crush Liquid in the first match of the second round

PENTA beat Liquid without breaking a sweat, 16-3, on Mirage, to get within one win of a spot at the Major.

The match started with PENTA making their way to B, planting, and defending the bomb thanks to doubles by Paweł "innocent" Mocek and Kevin "HS" Tarn. The European team then went on to win the anti-ecos, but it wouldn’t stop there. PENTA abused Liquid, picking players off left and right with a particularly stellar duo of HS and Miikka "suNny" Kemppi leading the way, forcing the North American squad to take two timeouts before ten rounds were even played.

HS was a dynamo in the early rounds of the match

With 12-3 on the scoreboard, Liquid really needed to win the second pistol round, but HS with three USP headshots denied the North American side an A execute. From there on out it was smooth sailing for the European team, who went on to close out the match 16-3.

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 16 - 16 0 80.8 0.92
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 9 - 15 -6 64.2 0.78
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 9 - 17 -8 58.4 0.58
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 7 - 17 -10 41.7 0.39
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 4 - 18 -14 36.9 0.27
 PENTA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Estonia Kevin 'HS' TarnHS 26 - 9 +17 130.6 2.21
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 25 - 10 +15 144.0 2.10
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocekinnocent 12 - 7 +5 63.5 1.40
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' AmendkRYSTAL 10 - 8 +2 59.1 1.12
Finland Jesse 'zehN' LinjalazehN 10 - 11 -1 50.4 1.00

Estonia Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
660
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1213
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1041
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
much german, such wow, very win
2017-06-30 09:45
#13
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Sweden AlexJonesVEVO 
#PENTAKILLINIT #PENTATOMAJOR #PENTAMAJOR #RUNPENTA #PENTABEAST #SEXMEZENH
2017-06-30 09:45
NA CS LUL
2017-06-30 09:45
penta stickers in 2017 PLEASE ; i really hope they make it and the chances are pretty good this time :>
2017-06-30 09:49
#54
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Australia Raychippy5 
Wtf? Why is there two #1 LOL
2017-06-30 10:10
#63
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
Hacker?
2017-06-30 10:24
so much h4x
2017-06-30 15:55
Expected
2017-06-30 09:45
#6
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United States 0dragoon0 
LEL NA cs
2017-06-30 09:45
#7
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Germany turtoX 
EZ 4 penta
2017-06-30 09:45
#8
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Poland MrLegionista 
#RunPENTA
2017-06-30 09:45
HS = Headshot
2017-06-30 09:45
#10
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Indonesia de_insertion 
LETS GO PENTA
2017-06-30 09:45
#11
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Russia timurt 
NA CS LUL
2017-06-30 09:45
#12
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India Gandhii4 
#RUNPENTA
2017-06-30 09:45
#16
kennyS | 
Poland Nebulek 
Amazing. #RUNPENTA
2017-06-30 09:46
#17
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
ROLF... rIP!
2017-06-30 09:46
Wait, wtf? 2 guys over 2.0 rating? Dafuq
2017-06-30 09:46
I have never seen that
2017-06-30 09:56
Its rating 2.0 not Normal rating so its not really super weird
2017-06-30 10:07
the better you do as a team, the easier it is to have a higher rating.
2017-06-30 16:58
#19
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Finland coswell 
Easy for the finns and the rest. :D
2017-06-30 09:46
#20
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Sweden Trojka03 
Lol, liquid and optic favorites over Penta.
2017-06-30 09:46
To be fair I have no idea how the fuck optic were favorites in that game.
2017-06-30 09:48
#29
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Sweden Trojka03 
Since only HLTV has them as favorites, they must know something the rest of the community doesn't.
2017-06-30 09:49
#21
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Poland Snacer2K 
Mocek <3
2017-06-30 09:47
#52
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United States Jack1CS 
is the worst player on the team.
2017-06-30 10:10
#53
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Poland Snacer2K 
Nah
2017-06-30 10:10
hahhahahahahaha he is fu*cking game leadner u dumb finish kid without him they would be without strats and without wins !!!
2017-06-30 10:48
#72
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Germany LYCRIs 
Krystal is ingame leader and sunny mid round caller, but i agree innocent is not bad.... (and no krystal isn't aswell)
2017-06-30 11:09
ohh maybe they change igl on some maps then, when I red couple times "Moceks team" I thought that he is leader of this team:P
2017-06-30 11:34
Look at the general stats of players penta brother
2017-06-30 13:01
#99
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United States Jack1CS 
Yeah, but his spray control/aim isnt that good. God Sunny.
2017-06-30 21:05
#100
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Poland Snacer2K 
Ofc Sunny is better, but i would say that he is ar same lvl with HS, and better than zehn and krystal, but it doesnt matter, cuz they are winning as a team.
2017-06-30 23:04
Ibuypower 2.0
2017-06-30 09:47
Nah they just got anti strated and out aimed
2017-06-30 09:57
Lol penta doesnt anti strat teams like shitquid
2017-06-30 10:30
Sure looked like it. It seemed like penta knew every move liquid would make they took advantage of perfect timings and weak positions
2017-06-30 11:15
Not really, no. SuNny and HS literally tore liquid apart. No strategy required.
2017-06-30 11:40
I did also write out aimed it just seemed like everything went perfectly far too perfect for going into that game without exactly how liquid plays on their mind
2017-06-30 11:41
#23
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Finland coswell 
Hard to understand why Stanislaw left Optic for this shit team. Leave a team while they are winning... Sigh. Now theres 2 bad teams. Way too easy for masterclass players called Sunny and ZehN.
2017-06-30 09:47
#28
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Switzerland rhiq 
zehn is mediocre at best
2017-06-30 09:49
He is serviceable
2017-06-30 09:50
#30
nex | 
Germany Vikernes 
+1 NA intelligence right there rofl
2017-06-30 09:49
money root of all evil
2017-06-30 15:15
#25
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Denmark LEMonHLTV_BTW 
#RUNPENTA
2017-06-30 09:47
#32
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Sweden chainylol 
FLAIR UP BOIS
2017-06-30 09:50
Innocent interview after the match: NA is EZ, more NA teams pls. We knew we would win
2017-06-30 09:51
I went to sleep hella early so i could watch the matches. After that trash of a game, i dont feel like watching anything else and i cant go back to sleep
2017-06-30 09:51
#70
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India nicebaitm8 
that hurts
2017-06-30 10:56
#80
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Finland kappaboi 
c9 vs g2 gonna be good
2017-06-30 11:50
130.6 and 144.0 ADR... savage
2017-06-30 09:52
1 Hz = 1 ADR
2017-06-30 12:18
#37
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United Kingdom peaks 
#RUNPENTA
2017-06-30 09:52
#39
NiKo | 
Czech Republic Mirax_ 
Ez 4 PENTA
2017-06-30 09:55
#42
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World VeryNiceFap 
And where is Kinguin? Innocent is happy now.
2017-06-30 09:58
North American CS kek...so much wasted money rofl
2017-06-30 09:59
#45
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
HS is looking PHENOMENAL right now on Penta. But it looks like Team Liquid came into the qualifier with little preparation for teams like Penta and more preparation for teams like G2, Cloud 9, and Immortals. I hope they step it up these next 2 days.
2017-06-30 10:03
How is this not an upset compared to the optic matchup
2017-06-30 10:05
#50
Liazz | 
Indonesia rimusi 
2 players over 2.0 rating and 2 #1 post interesting
2017-06-30 10:08
#51
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Turkey justSyntax 
#GOPENTA
2017-06-30 10:08
#57
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Russia CalypSoVo 
penta till i die
2017-06-30 10:12
this match was a joke
2017-06-30 10:13
It was a great match
2017-06-30 11:15
When you thought there is gonna be one good NA team LUL
2017-06-30 10:15
#62
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Australia starpyur 
Penta going to win major is HS goes nuts
2017-06-30 10:22
N/A CS
2017-06-30 10:36
na strong lul. tier 1 na < tier 3 Europe
2017-06-30 10:36
GO PENTA
2017-06-30 10:42
wtf Riperino sticker 'Twistzz' :"(
2017-06-30 11:08
NA CS BOIS Nowadays direct invites...
2017-06-30 12:24
go innocent <3
2017-06-30 12:32
#84
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El Salvador NotHotMan 
Sticker INC <3
2017-06-30 12:54
#86
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United States CWalker 
Not even mad, Penta deserve a major appearance.
2017-06-30 13:02
#87
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Portugal KSCERATOGOD 
Wow, what the hell. Didn't really expect this.
2017-06-30 13:09
HS <3 SUNNY <3 MOCEK <3
2017-06-30 13:12
ez
2017-06-30 14:26
#91
JULTN1 | 
Estonia HDTanel 
HS and ropz to major!
2017-06-30 14:29
#92
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World ExoticSeamen 
PENTA, they'll make it 3-0 without breaking a sweat #RUNPENTA
2017-06-30 14:53
#96
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Yugoslavia Loliez 
PENTA IS BACK :-)
2017-06-30 18:04
#97
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Hong Kong SASA2982 
144adr holy fuck
2017-06-30 19:34
inb4 penta plays G2, mouz and C9 and doesnt qualify
2017-06-30 19:42
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