Liquid go 1-1 in Atlanta after beating FlipSid3
Liquid go 1-1 after beating FlipSid3 (0-2), on Cobblestone, 16-10, in the first match of Day 2.
The match started with FlipSid3 attacking and Liquid defending. The Russian-Ukrainian side slowed the first round down after Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin’s entry, and eventually took the A site and won the round cleanly by eliminating all of their opponents. After winning both anti-ecos, the first gun round came down to a 2vs1 that Liquid were able to win as Josh "jdm64" Marzano traded WorldEdit out. The next round was also a 2vs1, which ended up in a 1vs1 between WorldEdit and Nick "nitr0" Cannella, but the Russian player was unable to clutch out the round.
Liquid tied the match against an eco, and then a triple by jdm64 gave his team the lead on the following gun round, but FlipSid3 were able to keep it tied, 4-4, winning a forcebuy. WorldEdit was finally about to clutch out a 1vs2, as he killed Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski and Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken on a forcebuy to get his team back in the lead. Down 6-4, Twistzz won a 1vs2 osf his own, stopping WorldEdit from rotating A and planting the bomb after killing Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy in drop.
After winning a forcebuy without losing a player, Liquid pushed FlipSid3 into an eco and tied the match up, 7-7, although it was finally the Russian side that took the half. After switching sides, Liquid was able to take the second pistol round to tie it back up, 8-8, and going up against a pistol buy. After winning two, "" lost the first gun round as FlipSid3 were able to win a 3vs3 retake. The North American team didn’t back down, though, and won the following round to increase their lead to 11-9.
From there on out Liquid didn’t look back, winning round after round without letting FlipSid3 get back into the game. Having hunted the Russian and Ukrainian players down when up 14-9. A double AWP buy, with two FAMAS and a UMP was all FlipSid3 could muster up, but it was enough to stop an A push to keep the game alive, but Liquid were able to close it out the following round.
K - D
Georgi 'WorldEdit' YaskinWorldEdit
20 - 16
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelovmarkeloff
21 - 18
Andrey 'B1ad3' GorodenskiyB1ad3
13 - 18
Jan 'wayLander' RahkonenwayLander
13 - 21
Denis 'seized' Kostinseized
11 - 23
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