North start EPICENTER run with victory over Liquid

North win the last two maps of their their first match at Epicenter, Mirage and Cobblestone, after losing Inferno, and send Liquid down to the Group B loser’s match.

North started the match on Inferno with a B rush, planting the bomb while Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski dropped back to wait for his teammates to come, which turned out to be the right decision as Liquid overran the Danish side for an almost flawless retake. An ace by EliGE on the first gun round kept Liquid in the lead, forcing North into another forcebuy on the fourth round.

North were able to win a round after bombing the B site, but Liquid quickly regained control of the half, as Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken clutched out a 1vs2 on the B site to defuse the bomb and keep the North American side in the lead. Liquid held the reins of the half, allowing North but two more rounds before the half with a 12-3 partial.

The second half of the map started with North winning a crucial pistol round to stay alive in the first map. Having won the pistol round the Danes started to mount the comeback, winning anti-ecos and gun rounds alike to get up to 9-13, and triggering Wilton "zews" Prado to call a timeout. Unable to find solutions on the terrorist side, Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke & co. brought it back to a tie as the aforementioned won a 1vs1 afterplant against Twistzz.

Opening frags by Nick "nitr0" Cannella and Twistzz on A finally gave Liquid an opening, allowing the North Americans to not concede the lead just yet. Another fast round opened by nitr0 on A long gave Liquid another bomb plant and a two round lead heading into the final stretch of Inferno. Having figured North out, Liquid won a third in a row, once again winning the duels around the A site. After losing two, on the thirtieth round of the map and with not much of a buy, a heroic round by EliGE with a quad kill gave his team the match.

k0nfig & co. kick off their title defense with a victory

The second map, Mirage, saw North come out swinging on the terrorist side, taking the pistol round and both anti-ecos, as well as the first gun round as Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen called a fast B play that Liquid were unable to contest with limited equipment. Quickly, North’s momentum started to snowball until they got seven rounds in a row.

Liquid were finally able to stop the Danes for a 1-7 score, and were able to nullify an A execute to follow it up. North quickly flexed their muscle, though, and extended their lead while forcing their rivals to play with pistols, eventually taking the half 12-3.

A triple by EliGE in the pistol round pushed his team through the pistol round, keeping the North American side alive and in the game after they were able to win the following couple rounds. Liquid gave up one round, putting North at 13, but immediately reset the CTs to keep their comeback options alive.

North got to within one of match point after stopping a slow mid control round by Liquid, but the North Americans reset the Danes after nitr0 and Twistzz won a 2vs1 against Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså in an afterplant situation. After the eco, though, René "cajunb" Borg and valde stopped Liquid on their tracks going B to get on match point. WIth the economic advantage, North won the last round to push it to the third map.

Liquid kept it shoulder to shoulder with North until the end of the last map

The third map, Cobblestone, started with a terrorist-sided North taking the pistol round. After the anti-ecos, it was Liquid who cleaned up in large part with a triple by Josh "jdm64" Marzano. A triple by Twistzz in drop made it even closer, as the scoreboard showed 2-3 and North were forced into an eco. A two on two after plant resolved by two awp kills by jdm64 got Liquid the lead for the first time in the match, 4-3, a lead extended after the North Americans eco-bashed North.

The match quickly evened out, as after ten rounds the score was even, with North regaining the lead against a pistol-laden Liquid. The North Americans brought it back to a 6-6 with a buy, sending North on a pistol and armor buy, but the Danes kept the lead with a quick play down mid and A long that saw both MSL and Philip "aizy" Aistrup with doubles.

With 9-6 in favor of North after a back-and-forth half, EliGE was able to win a 1vs2 afterplant on A with the bomb planted which his team capitalized on to get the tie back on the scoreboard after winning the two anti-ecos. Liquid kept the momentum in the gun round, taking the B site and winning the round to regain the lead, 10-9.

Both teams kept it close, trading rounds, but North were able to pull away late in the second half to pull a two round lead, 13-11, and stopping Liquid’s slow A push they got the fourteenth and kept Liquid’s economy hurting. Finally, it was North that prevailed taking their opener, 16-11.

Matchpage
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1
24th October 2017
14
Inferno
16
16
Mirage
11
16
Cobblestone
11

 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 73 - 53 +20 86.0 1.25
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 58 - 60 -2 80.2 1.14
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 56 - 52 +4 81.8 1.11
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 59 - 52 +7 69.8 1.04
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 42 - 56 -14 54.4 0.87
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 69 - 60 +9 89.9 1.20
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 56 - 53 +3 72.0 1.02
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 54 - 62 -8 71.4 0.95
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 46 - 55 -9 57.9 0.95
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 48 - 59 -11 67.2 0.87

Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
142
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
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:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1310
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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Canada Ariana 
shame, liquid should have won, gj by north though
2017-10-24 23:50
Well north did win. I don't know if you can say that a team should've won if they did not win in the end.
2017-10-25 15:34
#2
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Serbia Removekebab13 
LuLquid
2017-10-24 23:50
#33
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Germany lawlig 
LMAOrth
2017-10-25 00:05
#37
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Serbia Removekebab13 
ItsjustaFazemom clan
2017-10-25 00:07
Stop being EnVyUs
2017-10-25 00:15
#45
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Take my BIG dick
2017-10-25 00:19
Suck my asS, K?
2017-10-25 06:13
NAh, VIctory isn't goin to be yours
2017-10-25 07:04
#58
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
Stfu you punkass NiPpa
2017-10-25 07:12
VVP boys
2017-10-25 07:32
#63
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Europe Instabait 
go virtus.away
2017-10-25 07:56
please no "passions" guys
2017-10-25 12:55
#3
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
nice
2017-10-24 23:50
lol
2017-10-24 23:50
#5
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Norway mrhagen3 
Lul
2017-10-24 23:50
Bad lucks for Liquid to be on Group B
2017-10-24 23:50
#16
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
lol what group B is easier
2017-10-24 23:51
No its not simply because vp is in group a
2017-10-25 00:01
#25
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Nah for getting out of the group. You can always ignore the 4th in judging dificulty.
2017-10-25 00:02
#28
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Netherlands Lynch^_^ 
In group B liquid is the 4th though..
2017-10-25 00:03
#29
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Yeh so they was always fucked.
2017-10-25 00:03
#31
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Netherlands Lynch^_^ 
Because they just aren't good enough.. group B is harder.
2017-10-25 00:04
#32
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
If only they could import some talent from somewhere..
2017-10-25 00:04
#34
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Netherlands Lynch^_^ 
There is some place in the CIS called Ukraine maybe there's a good player over there.
2017-10-25 00:05
#36
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Yes I've heard rumors of a superstar talent currently rotting on some underperfoming team, maybe they could give him a chance.
2017-10-25 00:06
#38
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Netherlands Lynch^_^ 
After picking up that superstar I can see them going to a major final.
2017-10-25 00:07
#40
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Tho I've also heard he comes with some emotional bagage which may give one of their star players some problems.
2017-10-25 00:10
#39
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Serbia Removekebab13 
That superstar happens to be a toxic fuxk
2017-10-25 00:07
#41
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
That's not nice we shouldn't judge it probably because he has pimples or something.
2017-10-25 00:11
#42
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Must be
2017-10-25 00:12
#52
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Canada Number1F1fan 
if only we knew who this superstar was
2017-10-25 02:19
#59
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
his name is electronic
2017-10-25 07:13
Seized
2017-10-25 09:51
#72
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Canada Number1F1fan 
no because were looking for good players that are from ukraine
2017-10-26 16:08
ah arch it is i should have known
2017-10-26 16:09
yeah if liquid goes to group A just don't hope for liquid, raped for sure 3 lose 16 - 0 just like in new york grand final
2017-10-25 10:42
#7
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France iNolake 
Ez pz
2017-10-24 23:50
good game
2017-10-24 23:50
#9
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
Sad for na
2017-10-24 23:50
#10
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Bulgaria Kreasiner 
omg wow
2017-10-24 23:50
Lul
2017-10-24 23:50
chokers
2017-10-24 23:50
#13
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Latvia rEEinolds 
Great match!
2017-10-24 23:52
#14
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
konfig vs elige
2017-10-24 23:51
#54
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Poland CraNiaX 
Ez for K0NFIGuration.
2017-10-25 03:07
Profitt
2017-10-24 23:51
#17
God | 
Portugal MAD_MONKEY 
NA? SoBayed NA? SoBayed NA? SoBayed NA? SoBayed NA? SoBayed NA? SoBayed NA? SoBayed NA? SoBayed NA? SoBayed
2017-10-24 23:52
kick_nitr0_ffs
2017-10-24 23:53
#21
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Kick_every_igl_ffs?
2017-10-24 23:57
Stan is the IGL, bro
2017-10-24 23:58
#23
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Wait didnt they change it during esg mykonos and say it fit perfectly for both of them?
2017-10-24 23:59
Yes, the guy you responded to just doesn’t know that nitro became igl
2017-10-25 00:03
#35
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Serbia Removekebab13 
fkn fgt
2017-10-25 00:06
Lol
2017-10-25 01:15
Stan hasn't been the IGL for months now...
2017-10-25 00:03
kng n0t human !
2017-10-24 23:53
#20
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
wp guys!
2017-10-24 23:55
#26
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Denmark clutchkongen 
they won even with valde being completely absent in this bo3.
2017-10-25 00:03
yes, he went to the toilet and never came back
2017-10-25 07:34
Free Elige
2017-10-25 00:16
#46
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Europe KrepaN 
North <3
2017-10-25 00:21
godfig
2017-10-25 00:46
NA Cs
2017-10-25 00:48
Liquid look strong, North was a huge ask to take down. If they can adjust based on this loss they can go far.
2017-10-25 01:09
#60
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
Far? Lol they are already out. A loser leaves tourney vs astralis? cya trash NA
2017-10-25 07:15
#64
cyx | 
Bangladesh Stoffi 
Liquid wins against Astralis. Astralis played bad yesterday and Liquid have beaten Astralis before in a bo3 on lan.
2017-10-25 08:08
#65
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
ahahahahahahaha if Liquid win, Ast will change roster. They will not. "Liquid wins" ahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha
2017-10-25 08:23
#FreeEliGe
2017-10-25 01:49
#53
FalleN | 
France nyygma 
Yeah Liquid looked strong, that's unfortunate
2017-10-25 02:27
EliGe to c9 to replace rush. GG #FreeEliGe
2017-10-25 04:55
#68
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Denmark Xipingu 
L I Q U I D C H O K E A S A L W A Y S NA CS
2017-10-25 12:01
#69
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Brazil Charizaldo 
NA CS as always
2017-10-25 12:21
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