Liquid best Misfits to claim Americas Minor title

Liquid bested Misfits 2-1 (Cobblestone 13-16, Train 16-4, Mirage 16-7) in the grand final at the Americas Minor, claiming the $30,000 grand prize.

After the second Main Qualifier spot had been determined with Liquid defeating CLG, it was time for the grand final in Toronto, Canada, between Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz's team and Misfits.

The series started on Liquid's pick, Cobblestone, a map Misfits has had great success on throughout the tournament despite it being their least played map in recent times. Sean "seang@res" Gares's squad put together a great defense during the first half, starting off with a 4-0 lead early on. The B bombsite saw most of the action throughout the next four rounds, with each team getting away with two of them for a 5-3 scoreline.

ELIGE finished the series with 105.5 ADR and 1.62 rating

Thanks to a stack on B in an eco, with Hunter "SicK" Mims clutching a 1v1, Misfits kept their lead and eventually grabbed their eighth round. The next three went the other way as Liquid only needed one to break the economy of their opponents, while Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan's triple in a tough situation on B finished off the half at 9-6.

A clean B take gave Misfits the second pistol, although a saved armor allowed stanislaw to buy a UMP-45 and grab two crucial kills in the following forcebuy, as Liquid climbed to nine rounds. An explosive strategy on B and David "devoduvek" Dobrosavljevic's quad-kill on the other site gave Misfits the edge again, reaching a 13-9 lead after an anti-eco. With a B defense working out thanks to Nick "nitr0" Cannella's double from broken wall in the 25th round, Liquid edged back into contention for the first map and just one round separated the two teams, but a smoke wall execute towards B in an eco gave Misfits the 16-13 win.

Misfits stayed undefeated on Cobblestone throughout the Minor

Train was a one-sided affair from the get-go, as Liquid went up 5-0 as Counter-Terrorists and continued to rack up their lead due to Misfits being unable to string rounds together. Individual heroics from SicK and ShahZaM were the only thing working out for them while Liquid grabbed a dominant 12-3 half. Winning the next pistol round, nitr0 & co. reached map point and turned it into the 16th two rounds afterward, with only devoduvek's quad-kill in a 2v5 standing in their way.

Mirage decided it all and it was Misfits getting away with the better start this time, going up 2-0 after they defused the bomb in a 2v2 situation. Early aggression in mind ended with Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski getting a quad-kill to get his team on the board and start taking over the half. It wasn't until 6-2 when Misfits finally broke the streak with a retake on B. Liquid conceded one more round due to an unsuccessful late-round attack on A, but the following three went their way after early pick-offs around the map. The half ended at 9-6 in their favor, as Misfits grabbed the remaining couple of rounds. 

Securing the second pistol round and the first gunround without much trouble, Liquid were well on their way to the title. François "AmaNEk" Delaunay's quad-kill at 14-6 did little to stop stanislaw's team from securing the series, as Liquid did so at 16-7, 2-1.

Matchpage
1
2
5th November 2017
16
Cobblestone
13
4
Train
16
7
Mirage
16

News tags:
 Misfits K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 47 - 54 -7 74.2 0.97
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM 41 - 55 -14 61.9 0.83
France David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevicdevoduvek 40 - 57 -17 68.2 0.81
United States Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK 36 - 56 -20 55.4 0.74
United States Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res 34 - 58 -24 52.4 0.64
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 75 - 41 +34 105.5 1.62
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 68 - 41 +27 94.5 1.44
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 52 - 41 +11 83.7 1.27
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 43 - 38 +5 65.6 1.12
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 41 - 37 +4 59.1 1.03

Matchpage
1
2
5th November 2017
16
Cobblestone
13
4
Train
16
7
Mirage
16

 Misfits K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 47 - 54 -7 74.2 0.97
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM 41 - 55 -14 61.9 0.83
France David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevicdevoduvek 40 - 57 -17 68.2 0.81
United States Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK 36 - 56 -20 55.4 0.74
United States Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res 34 - 58 -24 52.4 0.64
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 75 - 41 +34 105.5 1.62
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 68 - 41 +27 94.5 1.44
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 52 - 41 +11 83.7 1.27
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 43 - 38 +5 65.6 1.12
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 41 - 37 +4 59.1 1.03

Americas Minor final standings:

1. United States Liquid - ELEAGUE Major Offline Qualifier spot + $30,000
2. United States Misfits - ELEAGUE Major Offline Qualifier spot + $15,000
3. United States CLG - $5,000
4. United States Complexity
5-6. Brazil Luminosity
5-6. United States NRG
7-8. Brazil TeamOne
7-8. Canada Rise Nation
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 Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
950
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
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
France David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevic
David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevic
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
512
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
583
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
974
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
woo
2017-11-06 00:20
#3
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Portugal Kikocbr 
Ok
2017-11-06 00:20
#4
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United States PrimeSalsa 
They won an event!
2017-11-06 00:20
#60
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United States KylieJenner 
yay!
2017-11-09 16:55
ez
2017-11-06 00:20
#7
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France Ghoul98 
Ez4twistzz
2017-11-06 00:20
#8
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France Gugus_Patacus 
My boys
2017-11-06 00:20
#9
World Axics 
Expected
2017-11-06 00:20
lol best
2017-11-06 00:21
#61
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United States KylieJenner 
thats proper english LMAO
2017-11-09 16:57
#12
Twistzz | 
United States A2^_^ 
ez
2017-11-06 00:21
expected
2017-11-06 00:22
#14
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Iceland caverat 
it was supposed to be easier than this
2017-11-06 00:23
ty mr frenchies and reova
2017-11-06 00:23
Bullshit. Supposed to be double elimination. lost all respect for liquid. Scam ass org.
2017-11-06 00:23
#25
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United States Frontier164 
lol
2017-11-06 00:35
#17
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Iceland caverat 
liquid "beat" misfits* np hltv
2017-11-06 00:26
Current title makes perfect sense as well. Best means beat in this context.
2017-11-06 02:06
#31
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Iceland caverat 
yeah but 90% of the hltv news was "beat" on title xd
2017-11-06 02:09
beat =deafeat someone best = defeat someone convincingly.Get the better of them. Im Indian btw
2017-11-06 02:35
#37
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Iceland caverat 
rly? im not joking
2017-11-06 02:35
Can confirm from UK
2017-11-06 07:20
Pretty sure India has better English education than those countries since it has a curriculum from England. I went to a private school here in the US which had a curriculum under Cambridge and the Grammer studies were way more intensive than the public schools where I eventually went to in highschool. They said the same curriculum is taught in the Indian sub continent. I had a friend from Highschool who is from Kyrgyzstan who I could relate to a lot of the stuff I learned in middle school so I guess a lot of Asia follows the same thing.
2017-11-06 10:31
#18
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Indonesia yolorize 
ez
2017-11-06 00:27
#20
Hong Kong 689 
finally liquid outplayed misfits on mirage
2017-11-06 00:29
#21
ableJ | 
Bangladesh DisableJ 
Undeserved
2017-11-06 00:31
God EliGE!
2017-11-06 00:33
+1
2017-11-06 00:34
Yesss let's go bois!Well deserved, unlucky for Misfits tho,congrats on effort.
2017-11-06 00:34
#62
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United States KylieJenner 
they still get tourney spot :)
2017-11-09 16:57
:D
2017-11-09 18:25
Elige and Twistzz too good gg Misfits. I do hope Misfits can go far in the qualifiers though, would love to see how they play against European teams.
2017-11-06 00:53
#27
SmithZz | 
Australia Kyr0xZ 
gg
2017-11-06 01:38
#28
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
The firepower duo of EliGE and Twistzz > Stewie2K and Autimatic. Don’t @ me fellers
2017-11-06 01:52
JDM needs to go
2017-11-06 01:58
#32
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
Liquid best Misfit ?
2017-11-06 02:14
Yes. best verb informal gerund or present participle: besting outwit or get the better of (someone). "she refused to allow herself to be bested"
2017-11-06 02:34
#39
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Russia ez4u 
You have excellent knowledge of english.
2017-11-06 02:38
#40
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
i know but almost all news were beat not best
2017-11-06 02:39
Yes but,its not wrong,half the people are calling the title wrong xD
2017-11-06 02:48
#52
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Denmark Xipingu 
"I bested the boss guarding the triforce." "You were bested fair and square in this 1v1." Makes perfect sense? It's just not part of modern English usage, but still an actual term.
2017-11-06 11:58
#38
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Russia ez4u 
Striker best b8er ever confirmed.
2017-11-06 02:36
#42
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Indonesia AniesBaswedan 
So lucky
2017-11-06 02:52
? why you kids saying the statement doesn't make sense? it does
2017-11-06 03:16
#45
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Germany JeanKanne 
ez
2017-11-06 04:34
gz Liquid! well deserved
2017-11-06 06:22
Liquid such an scam org. They did surely more than 200k$ from that minor
2017-11-06 09:21
#53
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Latvia Galaxy322 
Misfits good rn, hope they go to Major ^v^
2017-11-06 12:00
sean please retire.
2017-11-06 19:12
#58
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United States swiftScope 
The title is correct. Gtfo 3rd worlders.
2017-11-07 00:59
#59
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Finland kAlluYT 
SicK mims
2017-11-07 08:22
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