Liquid bested Cloud9 2-0 in the grand final of the EPICENTER Americas closed qualifier, booking their place at the Russian event's Wild Card stage.
Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz's kicked off their run in the qualifier by beating Luminosity 2-1 in the group stage. From that point onward, the North Americans did not concede any more maps, defeating OpTic and Cloud9, respectively, before meeting the latter again in the grand final.
The series began on Train, Cloud9's map pick, with Jake "Stewie2K" Yip and co. getting out to a 9-6 half-time lead as Counter-Terrorists. However, Liquid managed to turn the game around in the second half, finishing it off with a 16-14 scoreline.
On Liquid's pick, Inferno, the ESL One New York runners-up took nine rounds into the second half, in which a flawless Terrorist side saw them secure seven rounds in a row to lock down the map in stunning fashion.
K - D
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw
40 - 29
Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE
47 - 33
Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz
45 - 29
Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64
32 - 29
Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0
20 - 41
Here is what the team list for the Wild Card Qualifier, which will be held on October 23, currently looks like:
As for EPICENTER 2017, the list of participants looks as follows:
|Wild Card slot||Wild Card slot|