SK eliminate Liquid in Atlanta; to face Heroic in decider

SK got revenge from their ESL One New York semifinal match against Liquid, by winning two out of the three maps played at the ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta. They started out losing big on Inferno, 8-16, but brought it back on Overpass, 16-8, and Mirage, 19-17.

Two glock kills by Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski got Liquid off to a flying start, as the North American team went on to kill all enemies to win the pistol first pistol round on Inferno. SK answered by winning the first two gun rounds, but lost to a force buy by Liquid on the sixth round.

Liquid quickly took the reins of the first half of the map, winning eight out of the ten first rounds, until Marcelo "coldzera" David, winning four 1vs1 for a quad kill including a 1vs2 after plant to score a tally for the Brazilian side. Liquid then went a rampage again, winning every round except the last for an 11-4 partial at the half.

After the match restarted and the teams switched sides, Liquid was back at it, winning the pistol round and then winning the following round with a 1vs2 after plant clutch by Nick "nitr0" Cannella. SK were able to win four rounds to conceal how one-sided the map was, but Liquid ultimately took the first map, 16-8.

SK survived Liquid after a third map overtime to keep the playoff dream alive

The second map, Overpass, started better for the Brazilian team, as they were able to win the first three rounds, and the second gun round, immediately putting Liquid at an economic disadvantage. SK, on the attacking side, didn’t give the North American squad a chance. Liquid were only able to link two rounds, twice during the half, as SK cruised to the half up 10-5.

Liquid had the keys to the half after winning the pistol round, but losing two anti-ecos—the latter thanks to a great double p250 entry by Fernando "fer" Alvarenga—in the first five rounds of the half gave SK a hefty 12-8 lead, which they were able to extend after winning an anti-eco. Eventually SK closed it out, taking the match to a third and final map.

EliGE & co. fell just short of beating SK for a spot in the playoffs

Mirage started with Liquid taking the pistol round on the defending side, in big part thanks to a triple kill by nitr0 playing in underground. Liquid kicked the map off by taking a 7-1 lead before letting SK chain more than two rounds together, when in the ninth round Epitacio "TACO" de Melo got two entries and four kills to get his team back in the game.

After winning two more rounds, SK gave up one up, but quickly reset Liquid, bringing the half back to an very close 7-8 partial despite a slow start. The second half of the map started with Liquid winning the second pistol round, but two desert eagle headshots by coldzera and two desert eagle kills by fer gave SK on the second half of the map as they took the lead for the first time, 10-9, after winning both anti-ecos.

Liquid brought it back to a tie thanks to a huge four kill round by Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken on A, but SK kept the lead winning three rounds in a row. After winning two rounds, getting to 12-13, Liquid misread SK’s economy. The Brazilians took advantage of a half-buy by Liquid, whose plan to fill their coffers with SMGs backfired as EliGE was immediately taken out by Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo with an AWP.

Despite that loss, though, Liquid won a critical 27th round to get back within one, 13-14, and forcing SK to a triple SMG buy with limited utility on the 28th, which ended with Josh "jdm64" Marzano beating FalleN in a 1vs1 after plant. Winning the anti-eco, Liquid and SK found themselves on the 29th round. Liquid tried to explode onto B, but SK were able to stop the North Americans on their tracks to take it into overtime.

SK won two of the three first rounds of the overtime, as Liquid were able to get their one round of the first overtime half to give them a chance to bring it back on the CT side. The North Americans started by winning the first round, tying it 17-17. SK didn’t throw the towel, however, and won the following two rounds to close the match out, 19-17, and stay alive in the tournament. 

Matchpage
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2
30th September 2017
Brazil
16
Inferno
8
8
Overpass
16
17
Mirage
19

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 66 - 56 +10 86.9 1.17
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 67 - 58 +9 82.2 1.15
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 55 - 57 -2 76.2 1.02
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 48 - 50 -2 60.0 0.99
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 49 - 55 -6 63.5 0.93
 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 72 - 56 +16 97.5 1.31
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 60 - 53 +7 76.2 1.09
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 57 - 53 +4 75.9 1.07
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 48 - 58 -10 62.8 0.91
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 39 - 65 -26 57.5 0.73

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1053
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
969
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
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
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1119
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1131
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
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
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
912
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Lul chokes
2017-09-30 23:56
#6
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Veru true
2017-09-30 23:56
winning a close 2-1 with overtime against tier 3 liquid = sk top 1 lul brazil logic
2017-09-30 23:57
#27
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Brazil bandicoot 
thats right, never doubt the #1 on this planet
2017-09-30 23:57
#1?? They got shit on by Heroic twice in this event lol. SK is done bros. without roster moves or new cheats this SK roster will never be top 3 even
2017-10-01 03:28
#106
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Brazil bandicoot 
no need for any of the above, only need others keep being inconsistent like always. easy #1 forever
2017-10-06 06:16
#50
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Brazil Skimtlg 
2-1 but in mirage loses 2 pistols and won the game
2017-10-01 00:04
#59
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Brazil raphhle 
tier 3 liquid ok.............. u have autism
2017-10-01 00:06
#74
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Finland Smoonah 
liquid are poop, they should be lucky to even be considered tier 2-3 with botislaw and botro
2017-10-01 00:17
-1 liquid is not that bad. Sk are kind of lucky that liquid choked the 15-14 round but taco and felps both fking suck. Get boltz and kng pls
2017-10-01 00:23
its too early to change a roster as good as this. 1 game is nothing, they still place top3 almost every event, and thats a very very good thing edit: the NIP days are over when nobody knew how to aim, or the fnatic days when pistols was ovrpowered and olof had more TEK-9 kills than rifle kills. staying consitent in the top is quite the achievement in the competition today imo. and astralis is quite impressive as well, not only SK
2017-10-01 00:41
#87
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Brazil deKiCTL 
this match was Ferdzera Gaming vs Team Elige
2017-10-01 01:30
And they say finnish ppl are smart xDDDD
2017-10-01 00:09
who the fuck says that lul
2017-10-01 00:37
Heard it from math studies a while ago it seems you r or were one of the best in Europe
2017-10-01 00:50
#103
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Finland Smoonah 
"math studies" "a while ago" a general census doesn't last for "a while" without becoming inaccurate. Finland is like #10 with intelligence in Europe.
2017-10-01 19:47
it depends if other countries surprasses you...everytime i hear this kind of news its always different
2017-10-01 19:50
#105
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Finland Smoonah 
won't always be the same analysis..
2017-10-01 20:48
#11
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Denmark goFaZe! 
omg ez
2017-09-30 23:56
#12
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France plagueis 
NA CS = SHIT
2017-09-30 23:56
Nah
2017-09-30 23:57
#46
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Brazil de_arnald 
no
2017-10-01 00:02
yes
2017-10-01 00:04
#56
mch | 
Brazil Tkkchrist 
No choke, gj from both teams.
2017-10-01 00:05
true
2017-09-30 23:56
#3
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Wow lol
2017-09-30 23:56
#4
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Finland Taynz 
Choke
2017-09-30 23:56
HAHAHAHAHA
2017-09-30 23:56
sk #1
2017-09-30 23:56
#9
ScreaM | 
Lithuania KlyksmaS 
lucky favelas:D
2017-09-30 23:57
#82
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United States ichibaNcs 
that is really offensive.
2017-10-01 01:21
#10
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Norway insy 
Would be nice of you if you could say that in his face but i guess u are just a kid trying to use dirty words to make people think u are a grown man? You pussy
2017-09-30 23:56
Liquid and Choke More iconic duo pls
2017-09-30 23:56
#14
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Brazil hugoooo 
GG
2017-09-30 23:56
#15
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Venezuela Kremator 
rip
2017-09-30 23:56
#16
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France BriBri 
SK NUMBA ONE
2017-09-30 23:56
#33
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Venezuela Kremator 
Prove it...
2017-09-30 23:58
#66
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France BriBri 
Dead meme
2017-10-01 00:10
#68
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Venezuela Kremator 
ofc because kng killed it lul
2017-10-01 00:11
#72
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France BriBri 
N1
2017-10-01 00:15
that's a hard xD
2017-10-01 02:27
Nice! But they should've played better.
2017-09-30 23:56
chokerino
2017-09-30 23:57
#21
Boo | 
France mbl4 
Argh that last round at 15-14 was thrown away, such a waste
2017-09-30 23:57
#23
Monkey | 
Brazil Cupinxa 
ez
2017-09-30 23:57
GTFO LIQUID NA TRASHHHHHHHH GGWP SK SUCK IT NA BURGUER BOIS
2017-09-30 23:57
Do you deliver pizzas at home or just in your restaurant? If yes give me your phone number
2017-10-01 00:05
#83
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United States ichibaNcs 
You don't deserve to be a fan of sk. Kill yourself immediately
2017-10-01 01:22
#96
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Denmark Xipingu 
> Italy > A CS scene Pick one, noob.
2017-10-01 13:05
cya crybaby elige.thank you stan
2017-09-30 23:57
finally
2017-09-30 23:57
felps carrying 1v9 easy
2017-09-30 23:57
GO SK
2017-09-30 23:57
#31
VINI | 
Brazil logzera 
Ez for carryzera and ferdog. Fallen is good, but felps and taco are not helping enough.
2017-09-30 23:58
#73
mch | 
Brazil Tkkchrist 
Vaco did well at Ovp, but Felpz could've do better at all. Anyway, dificult match, to be not helping enough they would be 1/kuririm or 2/tenshiham, i dont know kkkkkkkkk
2017-10-01 00:15
#97
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Denmark Xipingu 
- felps - taco + Anyone who isn't dogshite.
2017-10-01 13:06
-stan bot
2017-09-30 23:58
#34
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
na cs LUL
2017-09-30 23:59
kick stan liquid ez top3 NoKappa
2017-09-30 23:59
#36
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Brazil Smartzilian 
Felps -26
2017-10-01 00:00
#37
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Venezuela Kremator 
#THEMONKTHETACO
2017-10-01 00:00
#38
fnx | 
Brazil woentg 
Felps negativo em todos os mapas.
2017-10-01 00:00
""FNX WAS THE PROBLEM"" they said!
2017-10-01 00:00
#40
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Iceland caverat 
-felps +fnx again
2017-10-01 00:00
#44
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Venezuela Kremator 
nope, fnx has been out of pro gaming for too long so he would play like a bot
2017-10-01 00:01
Go SK
2017-10-01 00:01
felps 39-65
2017-10-01 00:01
#47
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Brazil unknownnnow 
Bolsonaro press 1 Lula press 2
2017-10-01 00:03
#48
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Croatia Netkov 
-felps
2017-10-01 00:03
#49
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New Zealand onelover11 
nice try NA XD
2017-10-01 00:03
SK lost two times in a row to Liquid, indeed. But there were cheap tournaments. Now SK has sent Liquid packing from a US$ 1,500,000 tournament. Good bye, Liquid. You played well. But BO3. Mirage. Overtime. You got bad memories from this.
2017-10-01 00:04
250.000$ arent cheap tho
2017-10-01 00:06
Indeed. But I bet TL would rather being on SK skin right now.
2017-10-01 00:08
compared to ELEAGUE, yes it is
2017-10-01 00:08
No one was comparing bro, he just said they beat sk in cheap tournaments and i told him 250.000 is not cheap, everybody can see 250.000 is the 1/6 of 1.500.000
2017-10-01 00:12
Felps, a maior decepção do SK
2017-10-01 00:05
#55
fer | 
Brazil FrizoR 
Nice match felps
2017-10-01 00:05
cry is free. ggwp.
2017-10-01 00:05
I'd suck fer after this match
2017-10-01 00:08
it is little amusing to see, that on a hard fought b03, how player skill is clearly reflected on the match statboard (both SK & Liquid).
2017-10-01 00:09
Ggwp... Felps & cold vs EliGE & Twistzz
2017-10-01 00:10
felps and TACO most consistent players lately ... Almost always bottomfragging... Time for some changes SK
2017-10-01 00:11
#76
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Brazil wittyusername 
Lol +1 m8
2017-10-01 00:28
GG Ez
2017-10-01 00:13
#85
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo 
felps -26 wat a sick playah
2017-10-01 01:27
kick felps ffs
2017-10-01 01:30
#89
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Trash goes where it belongs.
2017-10-01 01:49
felps is so fucking trash omg , playing with 3 of top 20 best players in the world and not being able to perform ,
2017-10-01 09:41
#99
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Denmark Xipingu 
+1
2017-10-01 13:08
#107
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Syria Asiimov 
rofl
2017-10-09 09:56
very funny
2017-10-09 09:57
#109
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Syria Asiimov 
very funy blyat))
2017-10-09 09:58
your)) mom)) can)) go )) sleep)) in)) garbage))
2017-10-09 09:59
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