Liquid to ESG Tour Mykonos playoffs over BIG

Team Liquid are through to the playoffs at ESG Tour Mykonos after defeating BIG 2-0 in Group B's decider match.

The series kicked off on Train, BIG's map pick, but the first half would have suggested otherwise as the German side could never get a foothold in the game. Liquid took control of proceedings from the get-go and never gave their opponents any room to manoeuvre.

Down 13-2, BIG gave themselves a fighting chance by winning the pistol round as CT. However, a miraculous comeback would not happen as triple kill from Nick "nitr0" Cannella in a third-round buy left the Germans' economy in shambles and powered Liquid to win the last two rounds they needed to seal a convincing 16-4 success. 

Liquid will face SK in the semi-finals

Carrying their momentum into Mirage, Liquid got out to a quick 4-0 lead on the Terrorist side. After getting their economy back in order, BIG kept their defense very tight, winning seven of the next eight rounds. A 1v3 clutch from Josh "jdm64" Marzano then brought that streak to an end, with the North Americans following it up with another round to keep the deficit to a minimum by the end of the half.

Now playing on the Terrorist side, BIG further added to their lead by taking the pistol round and the subsequent anti-ecos. But when Liquid finally got money in the bank, the landscape of the game changed dramatically. BIG's rounds were few and far between, which severely hurt their economy. With Liquid 14-13 up, Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski came up huge, picking up back-to-back triple kills to give his team a hard-fought win on the map and a 2-0 success in the series.

Matchpage
2
0
9th September 2017
Germany
16
Train
4
16
Mirage
13

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 49 - 30 +19 116.3 1.56
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 42 - 28 +14 83.5 1.30
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 35 - 28 +7 88.8 1.19
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 37 - 28 +9 68.0 1.15
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 27 - 31 -4 56.2 0.81
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 35 - 40 -5 76.3 1.04
Germany Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäuskeev 35 - 37 -2 66.1 1.01
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 23 - 37 -14 65.6 0.80
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' NinićLEGIJA 25 - 37 -12 66.6 0.77
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 27 - 39 -12 56.6 0.71

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
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
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
Wp
2017-09-09 14:33
#6
World Zeref 
RIP BUG LUL
2017-09-09 14:33
#8
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Romania Vladootzz 
legia so badd
2017-09-09 14:34
#9
NiKo | 
Other HasomY 
3
2017-09-09 14:34
#10
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Pakistan ErrantAc3 
so happy
2017-09-09 14:34
crouch jump off the diving board and enjoy your vacation my friends
2017-09-09 14:34
Lul
2017-09-09 14:34
#15
JD | 
Poland simbered 
Liquid will win next major!
2017-09-09 14:35
Don't tease me
2017-09-09 16:36
BUG ended and BIG ended
2017-09-09 14:36
BIG, that was embarrassing.
2017-09-09 14:37
#20
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Brazil vass28 
all that many fans from BUG on the major just disappear
2017-09-09 14:40
kkkk
2017-09-09 14:46
#23
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Brazil vass28 
:)
2017-09-09 14:48
#24
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Serbia Removekebab13 
-BIG +Godenis
2017-09-09 14:49
BIGBUGPIG LUL
2017-09-09 14:55
#28
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
my god... how can you lose against liquid once again??! -.- -legija +the_denis
2017-09-09 15:03
Lol because liquid are good and big are trash
2017-09-09 17:47
#29
coldzera | 
Belgium NoR09 
No BuG, No WiN
2017-09-09 15:09
#30
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Malaysia phyzell 
Does matter if you have a top fragger that doesn't work as a unit. And Gob B can't prove much now to Mousesport. The mystery remains unsolved.
2017-09-09 15:29
#31
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Brazil taNz1 
+denis pls
2017-09-09 15:38
#32
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Brazil marcovsk 
100% expected
2017-09-09 15:44
Nitr0 confirmed IGL now.
2017-09-09 16:07
#34
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Denmark cabronnn 
HAHAHHAAHAHAH OVERRATED TEAM
2017-09-09 16:19
nice BUG
2017-09-09 17:31
#38
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Brazil fosterguy 
I thought it was going to be 2-1 for liquid
2017-09-09 17:32
#40
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United States NA_CS_FAN 
no BUG no win
2017-09-09 18:20
#41
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
16 - 4 on train! good job liquid! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-09-09 19:10
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