Liquid defeat Astralis; to ESL One NY semi-finals

BenjaCS
September 16th, 2017 03:55

Liquid have progressed to the semi-finals at ESL One New York after defeating Astralis 2-1.

The best-of-three Group B decider match between Astralis and Liquid started on Inferno where the Danish team started on the T-side. Nicolai "device" Reedtz & company won the pistol round without losing any players but Liquid responded in the second round with Josh "jdm64" Marzano's triple kill.

The North Americans made it 7-2 after coming up top in the early stages of the half but Astralis went on a six round streak to lead 8-7 at halftime. Liquid picked up the second half pistol round but couldn't win against Astralis' force buy in the following round as the Danish squad led 9-8.

Despite having a 13-9 lead, Astralis crumbled, losing six rounds in a row which gave Liquid two map points. Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski's team converted the second map point into the victory to take the lead in the series (16-14).

Liquid beat Astralis in a three-map series

Astralis got the first four rounds on the CT-side on Cache but lost the fifth round. However, they responded and made it 5-1 in their favor. Liquid were unfazed and won eight of the last nine rounds of the first half to take a 9-6 lead.

After winning the first three rounds of the second half, Astralis lost the first weapon round as Liquid led 10-9. The rest of the half was a very close affair, with Liquid wasting two match points as they allowed Astralis to take the map to overtime, in which the Danes would come out victorious.

Astralis fall in the group stage

It all came down to Mirage, which saw Liquid get out to a 4-0 lead on the Terrorist side. Powered by Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen, Astralis went on a massive run, taking eight rounds in a row as they kept their defense very tight. Liquid would still react before the end of the half, winning two more rounds to keep their hopes alive.

Now on the CT side, Liquid won the pistol round and the following anti-eco. A third-round buy from Astralis failed to bear fruits, leaving them with no money in the bank and giving Liquid the lead for the first time since the early stages of the first half.

Astralis tried to find a way back into the game, but they struggled to break through the North Americans' defense. The rounds won by the Danes were few and far between, which propelled Liquid into a 15-11 lead. After calling a tactical pause, Astralis found a lifeline with an all-out B push, but Liquid fought back immediately to send the Europeans home empty-handed.

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 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 71 - 57 +14 81.5 1.17
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 62 - 60 +2 76.0 1.11
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 66 - 63 +3 80.3 1.07
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 61 - 54 +7 71.7 1.04
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 46 - 64 -18 51.1 0.81
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 79 - 59 +20 91.1 1.33
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 73 - 59 +14 81.1 1.18
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 68 - 61 +7 82.8 1.12
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 40 - 60 -20 49.5 0.76
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 37 - 67 -30 52.9 0.68

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1381
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1261
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
760
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
GG to both of the team, again great run by TL. SK den VP now Astralis, best out of all 3 of em.
2017-09-16 04:03
NA finals, C9 vs Liquid
2017-09-16 03:56
ez Luxembourg ez Liquid
2017-09-16 03:58
#34
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Brazil EDRGOD 
No chances
2017-09-16 04:02
RIP
2017-09-16 03:55
#24
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Canada LongBaguette 
EU sucks, holy shit.
2017-09-16 03:58
#3
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France Gugus_Patacus 
GGGGGGGGGG
2017-09-16 03:56
#4
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
TEAM LIQUID 2-0 SK - ESG MYKONOS 2-1 VP - ESL NEW YORK 2-1 ASTRALIS - ESL NEW YORK 2ND ESG MYKONOS IF TEAM LIQUID DOESN'T SCREAM TOP 10, IDK WHAT DOES!
2017-09-16 04:03
2-1 VP...
2017-09-16 03:58
#25
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Argentina nosceneargie 
They are indeed playing like beasts, but please don't include vp on this, they're done
2017-09-16 03:58
#38
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Still, no matter what VP has always been considered the true enemies of NA. Team Liquid has finally beaten them.
2017-09-16 04:04
#78
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United States Moosk 
VP should be include for not just #38's reason, but because VP can still unexpectedly show up during games like these.
2017-09-16 05:31
#84
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Australia Raychippy5 
VP has not showed up in 100000 years
2017-09-16 06:14
#119
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United States Moosk 
DH Las Vegas and the ELeague major was less then a year ago.
2017-09-18 18:36
#31
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Brazil LucaS10 
Team Liquid really is fine! Twistzz and EliGE for me were the most evolved on the team!
2017-09-16 04:01
#65
TaZ | 
Poland buddhapest 
agreed - twistzz is fantastic
2017-09-16 04:30
#7
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Iceland Bjarnfreoarson 
Good for Liquid that they made they home crowd pround
2017-09-16 03:58
#66
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Finland Smoonah 
england first language?
2017-09-16 04:30
#90
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Faroe Islands I_Oof_myself 
Nein
2017-09-16 07:27
Twistzz is INSANE
2017-09-16 03:56
#9
zehN | 
Finland ludiMacak 
GG
2017-09-16 03:56
Is my team good now?
2017-09-16 03:56
Let's see what bo3 against SK has prepared for us, Mr. Northamerican
2017-09-16 03:59
#33
FalleN | 
Brazil tails36 
Lol they won the last Taco was sick tho
2017-09-16 04:01
In hindsight, that ESG win seems like a fluke. SK didn't seem like the SK they usually were. My excitement blinded me from that. This is the REAL test for Liquid
2017-09-16 04:12
#55
FalleN | 
Brazil tails36 
Liquid is a good team in terms of aim. Elige and twist are insane aimers, JDM is a good awper, only nitro is kinda slow but it's ok he does good entry fragging But they were missing a good IGL. Let's be honest Hilo wasn't a good IGL. He was a streamer more than anything... When liquid got Stan I was very happy for them because Stan is probably the best NA IGL. He carried OpTic to win Eleague season 2 against astralis. Oh and there is zews, a excellent coach, SK won 2 majors with his help Tldr: liquid have all the right pieces. They have a good future in top10
2017-09-16 04:17
I who have been watching them since they had daps and NAF know this better than anyone. Don't get how this ties into my point of SK having an off day at Mykonos. I thought the team could make top 5 for the longest time after Stan joined. The results at the time went against it though. Tier 1 quid is starting to show up now
2017-09-16 04:23
#63
FalleN | 
Brazil tails36 
Just pointing it out that even if they love to SK it doesn't mean it was a fluke they are a great team regardless.
2017-09-16 04:25
#67
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Finland Smoonah 
daps tha fkin baddie LUL
2017-09-16 04:30
daps hasnt had good results at all post OpTic but I still think he or FNS should get a spot on Cloud9.
2017-09-16 14:41
#116
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Finland Smoonah 
daps/FNS in C9 LUL
2017-09-17 18:31
Why not? Who else do you recommend? Another fragger? We see how that worked out. FNS isn't seeing much success. daps is even worse. RUSH wasn't seeing much success either. tarik too. They still signed them. I think a guy with a brain deserves a spot on the team for once. They tried Slemmy and it didn't last long, and it's sad that once that didn't work, they just quit going after IGLs and went back to looking for killers.
2017-09-17 23:22
#118
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Finland Smoonah 
If it was up to me I wouldn't have any of those baddies on the team to begin with.
2017-09-17 23:25
#11
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Brazil Nickzim 
Expected
2017-09-16 03:56
#12
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Chile furpU 
NA cs era
2017-09-16 03:56
gg
2017-09-16 03:56
#15
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United States Venom_ 
Murica
2017-09-16 03:56
#16
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United States _SaltY 
Stan and nitro got fucking hard carried all series lets fucking go liquid
2017-09-16 03:57
#37
FalleN | 
Brazil tails36 
It's ok Stan is IGL so as long as he is getting good strats it's all good Nitro is entry so as long as liquid is getting bomb plants it's all good
2017-09-16 04:02
#46
REZ | 
North America f^rax 
stan wasn't calling... lol nitr0 has been calling since ESG
2017-09-16 04:11
#58
FalleN | 
Brazil tails36 
What? How come? Stan is a excellent igl, why would they change this?
2017-09-16 04:17
#59
REZ | 
North America f^rax 
It was something about how stan plays lurk role and he said it was hard for him to call while he plays that role. To me he was getting frustrated by his stats so he wanted to see if anyone else wanted to try IGL and Nitr0 stepped up. Didn't really help considering -30 k/d and he wasn't even igl'ing lol
2017-09-16 04:23
yeah. i wonder what the future holds for stan if hes not igl and keeps having sub 1.0 ratings.
2017-09-16 10:10
#87
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Stan just suck
2017-09-16 06:36
#44
nitr0 | 
Canada Surzz 
someone named _SaltY doesn't know that there's more to cs than just stats.
2017-09-16 04:07
expected
2017-09-16 03:57
GODislaw
2017-09-16 03:57
#19
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United States y0rk 
Stanislaw -30?? Wtf monkaS
2017-09-16 03:57
I'm glad they won, want to see more
2017-09-16 03:57
ez
2017-09-16 03:57
#26
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Argentina ccritical 
Mr van Dulken is beasting
2017-09-16 03:59
#28
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United States NA_CS_FAN 
Let's goooo
2017-09-16 04:00
Batistuta on suicide alert
2017-09-16 04:00
For him, always Dane teams were in bad days and opponents were lucky
2017-09-16 04:17
#30
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Poland Marcines 
rip astralis
2017-09-16 04:01
GG congratz to Liquid very well played
2017-09-16 04:01
Ex zews
2017-09-16 04:02
#36
Saudi Arabia an94 
ggez
2017-09-16 04:02
#39
fnx | 
Brazil iaqee 
EZ 4 SK
2017-09-16 04:04
Kjaerbye's game ratings since December 2nd hltv.org/stats/players/8394/Kjaerbye
2017-09-16 04:06
#41
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Brazil wittyusername 
And people said SK fell off heheehe
2017-09-16 04:06
#42
United States BanU 
NA CS PogChamp
2017-09-16 04:06
#43
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Brazil LucaS10 
Team Liquid has not been doing well in the championships since the time of Hiko and S1mple, they are improving a lot, they will evolve a lot!
2017-09-16 04:07
#45
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Impressive performance Team Liquid! Congratz, ZEWS! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-09-16 04:07
Congrats to just zews?
2017-09-16 04:13
#54
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
of course not, to all the team, but he is my brother, so, directly to him
2017-09-16 04:16
Understandable
2017-09-16 04:24
Stanislaw was seangares levels of bad and Liquid beat the third best team in the entire world. WAKE UP C9. YOU NEED AN IGL
2017-09-16 04:13
#52
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Paraguay HighAIching 
third best team? they might not even be top 5 atm
2017-09-16 04:16
#86
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United States AdAstrax 
Astralis is always top 3 no matter what you are basing it on.
2017-09-16 06:33
#89
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Paraguay HighAIching 
Current form: North, g2, liquid(?), faze(?), sk(?), gambit(?) are better Recent achievements: g2 north and gambit are better
2017-09-16 06:46
But he's not even igl
2017-09-16 17:40
But he's a secondary caller. He IS helping nitr0 call. nitr0 isn't doing that all on his own. And his lurks are fucking fantastic. Even if he wasn't IGL, his lurks alone earn him a spot on Liquid. Im sure everyone forgot because of the Astralis series
2017-09-16 17:41
-stan -nitro +steel +boltz
2017-09-16 04:14
that would actually be sick
2017-09-16 06:10
Zews work is absolutely nuts
2017-09-16 04:14
zews and stan made this team
2017-09-16 17:52
#53
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United Kingdom Gio_bose 
Jdm finally coming to life as a awper he can have some really good games but even when he is not beasting with the awp and has a bad game the frags he does get r still very key frags
2017-09-16 04:16
The real na superteam
2017-09-16 04:17
#62
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United States StewieOnLAN 
How do you win with stan -30 and nitro -20 HOW SWAY??
2017-09-16 04:25
#64
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Portugal dracø 
I havent been watching many games, but it looks like na is finally getting work done! Impressive results from liquid recently. Btw, did kjaerbye cure his parkinson? His stats have been terrible lately
2017-09-16 04:28
No hacks no win, no shake shakey no major, no 30 bombs every game
2017-09-16 07:52
#98
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Denmark Xipingu 
More people thinking Kjaerbye is cheating :DDD
2017-09-16 08:47
Lets go N.A. Home turf. Give em a taste of some freedom.
2017-09-16 04:32
ASTRALUL
2017-09-16 04:35
This is Zews' magic.
2017-09-16 04:36
Twistzz is a wall cheater? Check out: youtube.com/watch?v=-vZuhzHkaME
2017-09-16 04:39
#73
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Netherlands EJVN 
Then explain to me 0:21 reaction when he is shooting "up". If you had brain, you would've never posted this question, it is ridicolous. Also, it's fucking lan, how are you supposed to have a WH on a fucking lan.
2017-09-16 05:16
Relax, man, it's a joke. I meant that he played very well. He had a great notion of playing and plays as well as if he had wall hack. He is not a cheater, he is a great player.
2017-09-16 05:19
Prove it or I'll kill you!
2017-09-16 09:23
when your bottom two go neg 50....
2017-09-16 04:53
#75
pbf1 | 
Brazil Countrybr 
great job na
2017-09-16 05:20
Time to replace kjaer?
2017-09-16 05:23
#111
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Netherlands Yak_41M 
-kjaer +konfig
2017-09-16 17:35
#77
rain | 
Kyrgyzstan coldnezz 
Astralis LUL
2017-09-16 05:26
holy shit they defeat asstralis after choking horribly on mirage today? amazing..
2017-09-16 05:34
Nice
2017-09-16 05:37
Astralia era has be gone!
2017-09-16 05:37
#103
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Denmark Xipingu 
There was no era....
2017-09-16 10:28
Wow, a smart A-fan :thinking:
2017-09-16 15:10
#112
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Denmark Xipingu 
It's not that I am smart, I am just realistic. Sadly, many on HLTV isn't exactly anywhere near that, but ty :)
2017-09-16 17:36
#82
bENITA | 
World cl^ 
-30
2017-09-16 06:02
KB played poorly. Hope he backs up and win next tournament! Good games!
2017-09-16 06:31
#88
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Australia weapon_ 
Cant wait to see vs cloud9
2017-09-16 06:52
Astralis too busy building a brand than a team
2017-09-16 07:37
what the fuck, they went out in quarters in malmo, now in groups.... probablty roster changes incoming soon if this keeps up
2017-09-16 07:45
Ez pz astralis the new na'vi
2017-09-16 07:46
#95
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Denmark mersault17 
Feels bad :(
2017-09-16 08:04
#95
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Denmark mersault17 
:( No gg
2017-09-16 08:05
#97
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Australia weapon_ 
Inc changes..
2017-09-16 08:09
#99
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Norway insy 
Batistuta, whatcha doing?
2017-09-16 08:56
omfg
2017-09-16 09:25
#104
nitr0 | 
United Kingdom TTHump 
lmao n1
2017-09-16 10:32
Crytistuta is not here when they lose
2017-09-16 11:12
#106
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
-Kjaerbye +k0nfig
2017-09-16 11:41
BATISTUTA??
2017-09-16 15:11
Kjaerbye has been horrible for a few monthes now.. He used to be almost konfig like skilled wtf happened ? They'll need to make some changes soon if nothing changes but I doubt Konfig will switch team , wouldn't be a good move atm. North are on the rise and Astralis on the fall...
2017-09-16 16:38
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