nitr0 shines as Liquid edge past Renegades in Atlanta
Liquid have gone 2-1 at the ELEAGUE Major Boston Main Qualifier following a close 16-14 win against Renegades on Cobblestone.
That was the start of a great run from the North Americans, who kept their defence very tight and never let their opponents build up an economy. A 1v3 clutch from Noah "Nifty" Francis in the 12th round dented Liquid's economy, but the home side fought back immediately on a shoddy buy, setting themselves up for a 10-5 halftime lead.
The second half followed the same pattern as the first as Renegades won the pistol round with ease, only to get caught off-guard in the following anti-eco. Liquid remained in control of proceedings, quickly reaching match point.
Many believed that the match was about to come to an end, but then Renegades finally found some life. With Keith "NAF" Markovic leading the charge, the Australians strung several rounds together to take the game to the 30th round, in which they made a massive blunder as they wasted a 5v3 situation with the bomb dropped on B.
|Renegades||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF||29 - 21||+8||95.4||1.34|
|Justin 'jks' Savagejks||22 - 21||+1||72.6||1.09|
|Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty||21 - 22||-1||70.0||1.02|
|Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR||18 - 24||-6||73.1||0.91|
|Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO||10 - 23||-13||60.0||0.70|
|Liquid||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0||36 - 21||+15||120.3||1.69|
|Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz||27 - 20||+7||91.0||1.30|
|Wilton 'zews' Pradozews||12 - 20||-8||54.6||0.91|
|Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE||18 - 17||+1||58.5||0.91|
|Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64||17 - 22||-5||69.7||0.91|
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|Natus Vincere||Quantum Bellator Fire|