Vega Squadron qualify after beating Liquid

Vega Squadron are through to the ELEAGUE Major Boston's New Legends Stage after beating Liquid 16-14 on Mirage at the Main Qualifier.

Liquid and Vega Squadron met on Mirage to decide which team would book their spot at the ELEAGUE Major Boston's New Legends Stage. The CT-sided Liquid won the pistol round thanks to Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken's two opening kills.

Nikolay "mir" Bityukov got two Deagle kills in the second round and Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov wrapped it up with a triple kill as Vega Squadron tied the game at 1-1. A 2vs5 victory by chopper and Sergey "keshandr" Nikishin made the score 3-1. Liquid took the lead with aggressive pushes, going ahead 6-4, but Vega Squadron came back to win the first half 9-6.

The Russians are through to the next stage

The Russian side started the second half on the CT-side with a pistol round victory but couldn't follow it up as Liquid's pistols reigned supreme (10-7). Later on, Vega Squadron closed down the gap and tied the game at 13-13. Vega Squadron closed out the game, winning it 16-14 and qualifying for the next stage.

Matchpage
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15th January 2018
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Mirage
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 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 29 - 19 +10 95.7 1.40
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 20 - 18 +2 80.7 1.08
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 15 - 22 -7 56.1 0.90
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 18 - 23 -5 67.4 0.86
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Pradozews 14 - 21 -7 50.8 0.78
 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 35 - 18 +17 122.6 1.80
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir 25 - 19 +6 89.9 1.22
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkovhutji 17 - 20 -3 66.9 0.98
Russia Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishinkeshandr 13 - 20 -7 46.7 0.82
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' ChervakjR 13 - 19 -6 44.5 0.72

3-0 (qualified)
France G2 United States Cloud9
3-1 (qualified) 2-2
Russia Vega Squadron Kazakhstan AVANGAR

United States Liquid
2-1 1-2
Europe FaZe Australia Renegades
Turkey Space Soldiers
France Envy
Ukraine Natus Vincere Russia Quantum Bellator Fire
Europe mousesports Germany Sprout
1-3 (eliminated) 0-3 (eliminated)
United States Misfits China Flash

Russia FlipSid3
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
556
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Russia Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishin
Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
314
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
514
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
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
#1
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
What an performance from chopper! So happy that Vega Squadron has won!
2018-01-15 19:07
#7
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Canada SquishyMuffinz 
rip liquid,steel would have helped them a lot
2018-01-15 19:07
Zews hasnt been doing that shitty tbh. but damn liquid losing 2 games 16-14.. hope they end up making it.
2018-01-15 19:08
Vega=russian S U P E R T E A M
2018-01-15 19:08
#60
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Sweden AlexJonesVEVO 
ez 4 vega pause
2018-01-15 19:08
Navi should just kick edward and zeus and get mir and chopper. you don`t need an igl when you kill them all
2018-01-15 19:09
Agree
2018-01-15 19:11
#99
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Finland saunamdma 
true
2018-01-15 19:12
#103
NEO | 
Poland kola5410 
Yeah xd
2018-01-15 19:13
#51
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Sweden AlexJonesVEVO 
#51
2018-01-15 19:08
#54
France Bouf 
Chopper the god.
2018-01-15 19:08
stanislaw > steel
2018-01-15 19:08
I dont think Stanislaw kicked because of skills.
2018-01-15 23:38
#116
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
It's sad Steel can't play with them.
2018-01-15 19:17
#125
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Europe KappaKaako 
GGX TriHard 7
2018-01-15 19:26
expected
2018-01-15 19:07
gg
2018-01-15 19:07
#4
Israel MyTa 
ez for chopper and mir! #GOVEGA
2018-01-15 19:07
#22
Israel MyTa 
oh shit last post i was 5th now 4th dam
2018-01-15 19:07
#5
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Hungary StraYzie 
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Liquid deserves the top 16. Let's go nitr0!
2018-01-15 19:07
#6
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Latvia pumasiK 
YES
2018-01-15 19:07
gg
2018-01-15 19:07
Vega squadron are more impressive this tournament than last one Zews has been playing pretty well this whole tournament, but I've been especially impressed with nitr0 picking up the slack after an abysmal 2017. If he keeps this form up, liquid could be great I hope they make it through as well
2018-01-15 19:09
NA CS
2018-01-15 19:07
#11
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Poland coincc 
n1
2018-01-15 19:07
lets go vega
2018-01-15 19:07
WELL DONE MY BOYS #ONLYVEGA
2018-01-15 19:07
ez
2018-01-15 19:07
#15
BnTeT | 
Indonesia Crysta 
gg
2018-01-15 19:07
#16
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Faroe Islands Jones123 
Get to the chopper
2018-01-15 19:07
underrated comment
2018-01-15 20:02
wp chopper
2018-01-15 19:07
#18
Denmark en0r 
get rekt liquid
2018-01-15 19:07
EZ FOR VEGA
2018-01-15 19:07
lmao
2018-01-15 19:07
#21
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Poland Slomaa 
ezpz for russians
2018-01-15 19:07
#23
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China wordEXE 
insane
2018-01-15 19:07
What team! Vega Squadron played so well.. congatz
2018-01-15 19:07
fuck
2018-01-15 19:07
#26
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Israel xpicyyy 
gg
2018-01-15 19:07
chopper is a god
2018-01-15 19:08
+1
2018-01-15 19:08
Vega clearly deserved to go through after such crazy games vs G2 and FaZe especially, so no doubt here... twitter.com/G2NBK/status/952965440539648.. twitter.com/seangares/status/95296552796.. twitter.com/steelegabr/status/9526456880.. gg
2018-01-15 19:13
good job guys!
2018-01-15 19:08
Get Sharked
2018-01-15 19:08
#32
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United States Toxsick11 
ez for sharks
2018-01-15 19:08
Wtf
2018-01-15 19:08
#34
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Switzerland hanniba1fade 
they were so happy after the win <3 well deserved
2018-01-15 19:08
#35
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Russia wp333 
Chopper squadron
2018-01-15 19:08
#36
MSL | 
Russia SuflexZ 
THE BEST. RUSSIA IS POWER!!!
2018-01-15 19:08
LEJAT'+SOSAT' SUKA!!!
2018-01-15 19:08
sup Thorin
2018-01-15 19:08
#41
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Brazil digozamaral 
GG
2018-01-15 19:08
#42
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Netherlands ghostcrendor 
im sad
2018-01-15 19:08
#43
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Denmark JustYes 
ez
2018-01-15 19:08
#44
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Slovakia TatKo 
Very noice
2018-01-15 19:08
#45
Latvia kjyy 
gg
2018-01-15 19:08
#46
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Czech Republic MatthEWw_w 
ez
2018-01-15 19:08
#49
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Macau Bent0 
expected 16-14 lulquid
2018-01-15 19:08
DESERVED
2018-01-15 19:08
#52
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Malaysia byaIi 
deserved also like a said gg
2018-01-15 19:08
#55
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Russia aks1131 
Vega <3
2018-01-15 19:08
#56
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Russia 12344213123 
ez 4 maj bojs
2018-01-15 19:08
#57
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Spain Rekto_Plasm 
Poor Nitr0
2018-01-15 19:08
Unexpected, But Deserved
2018-01-15 19:09
#59
girL | 
CIS Sforz 
Ez for vega
2018-01-15 19:08
#61
MSL | 
Russia SuflexZ 
Chopper MVP
2018-01-15 19:08
#63
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
They could 3:0 it as well So sick, gratz boys!
2018-01-15 19:08
#64
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Ukraine ravenous150 
grats
2018-01-15 19:08
Goodbye, NA!
2018-01-15 19:08
#66
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United States Globebuster 
ofc they let russian cheaters through.. rip csgo
2018-01-15 19:08
mad
2018-01-15 19:09
#91
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Lmao
2018-01-15 19:11
Retarded
2018-01-15 19:17
#117
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Malta jazhet 
CIS > NA CRY IS FREE LULquid fangay
2018-01-15 19:18
#128
MSL | 
Russia SuflexZ 
+1
2018-01-15 19:35
mir&chopper too stronk
2018-01-15 19:09
sup thorin
2018-01-15 19:09
Jdm missed some critical shots. And where was twistzz today?
2018-01-15 19:09
#74
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Singapore De_argint 
dreaming
2018-01-15 19:09
jr wasnt at point today too, missed a lot of shots. For vega its chopper who carried them to the win, nitro tried too by the way.
2018-01-15 19:11
#71
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India Reaper1 
Deserved! Especially after the G2 game!
2018-01-15 19:09
These are only b01. I wann see how they in b03
2018-01-15 19:09
man finally we have at least one decent team with russian flag. they remind me of the old russian virtus.pro
2018-01-15 19:09
they qualifed for major right? SICK job vega <3
2018-01-15 19:09
congrats, i hope this is the new era of vega squadron, i like these guys so much! crazy games, gg
2018-01-15 19:09
#79
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Hungary ayeitsastro 
well done VEGA, congratulations well deserved.
2018-01-15 19:09
zews outplayed jr...feelsbadman
2018-01-15 19:09
also not a salty na fan, just found it funny, and also becoming a big fan of vega and their aggresive ct sides
2018-01-15 19:10
It's good
2018-01-15 19:18
#82
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Brazil VictorGM_ 
gg
2018-01-15 19:10
#83
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
EXPECTED!!! 101 God Chopper <3
2018-01-15 19:10
#106
strize | 
Canada DiiSCO 
India CS lul
2018-01-15 19:14
#136
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
What's the connection of being a CS fan to a country with no scene? Are you autistic? Even Niko is from Bosnia. Duh?
2018-01-15 20:08
#148
strize | 
Canada DiiSCO 
india cs lul
2018-01-16 05:37
#84
f0rest | 
Finland Kentab 
Not just a one or two time fluke, these guys are actually playing very well. Well deserved Vega.
2018-01-15 19:10
NA teams crying about CIS region getting more qualifier spots LUL
2018-01-15 19:10
Now whole CIS community can say this phrase. "FUCK YOU THORIN"
2018-01-15 19:10
#101
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Thorin genuinely trash talks about NA more tho
2018-01-15 19:12
and mageesk
2018-01-15 19:15
The whole CIS community can forget about Na`Vi trash and start support Gambit and Vega
2018-01-15 19:19
#88
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Russia AR4ER 
Deserved! GG Vega!
2018-01-15 19:10
#89
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Switzerland ElonMusk 
First thank you for your contribution! I´m so fucking happy for Vega! I arent a fan but I'm so fucking happy for them! They can be proud! Love to see this guys playing on this event! I hope you have a very big day! -VeryBigGuy p.s. I also hope that you have a very big major!
2018-01-15 19:10
yes!
2018-01-15 19:14
#112
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Switzerland ElonMusk 
First thank you for your contribution! Man these guy makes me so happy without being a fan! I hope you have a very big day! -VeryBigGuy p.s. I also hope that you have a very big major!
2018-01-15 19:15
#92
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Malta jazhet 
FUCK U THORIN & ALL CIS HATERS
2018-01-15 19:11
#135
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Poland dziad5 
+1
2018-01-15 20:06
#93
dexter | 
Kazakhstan Mus1kkk 
I doesn't how choper gets so impresive form, but it seems good when he fucking turn on beast mode vs teams like liquid, g2 and faze
2018-01-15 19:11
#96
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Portugal dracø 
My boys!!! Glad they did it! Liquid managed to have 4 16-14 games so far, elige really gotta help nitro in their Last game
2018-01-15 19:11
so wow. thx boys for performance, gl in main event!
2018-01-15 19:11
Chopper rage toggle for entire game but doesn't get banned ok.
2018-01-15 19:11
What are u talking about? Chopper was the one hyping the teams and the one that was raging was keshandr who constantly had technical issues and had a good reason to rage cause those type of computer issues kill the moral of a person but u could see chopper was calming him down also doing high fives snd they managed to overcome and win....what ban a u talking bout newby? :))) haha
2018-01-15 20:28
Rage toggle means he cheated blatantly the entire game full toggled it has nothing to do with him being toxic I don't know the team environment so I'm not saying anything about that.
2018-01-15 20:29
Ahahah, alrighty, i see ya! Have a good day.
2018-01-15 20:33
You 2 my Ruski brother.
2018-01-15 20:34
3-1 O_o great job!
2018-01-15 19:12
#102
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Finland TomBale 
Deserved! Gj Vega!
2018-01-15 19:13
#104
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Sweden godname 
ez for chopper
2018-01-15 19:13
#105
World non 
and elige was on top 20 what a fucking joke
2018-01-15 19:14
#108
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Russia alebedkov 
deserved!
2018-01-15 19:15
EZ
2018-01-15 19:15
congrats guys !!!
2018-01-15 19:15
2018-01-15 19:16
liquid fans?
2018-01-15 19:16
Proud.
2018-01-15 19:18
nice faze dont qualify but vega its too strong go guys
2018-01-15 19:19
Great fight! GG Vega!
2018-01-15 19:19
Jesus, nitr0 has been absolutely nuts this whole qualifier. I'm happy for Vega, they've been outstanding the whole qualifier and have proven they deserve to be here. That said, it's unfortunate for Liquid. Could we say that they'd have won these two 16 - 14's with Steel? Hard to say, but honestly Zews could've done much worse given the situation. I hope Liquid qualify, regardless, they deserve it at this point.
2018-01-15 19:23
#124
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Poland Kamfeth 
Hope they will do well in the Major :)
2018-01-15 19:25
#126
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Russia Itsme8989 
You can suck my dick, Thorin
2018-01-15 19:31
OMG VEGA VI EBANUTIE :DDD after this qualification, the number of fans of this team will increase significantly
2018-01-15 19:34
#129
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Greece knk74 
ninja horse superteam muerdering sharks vega will win the major and keshandr will be mvp
2018-01-15 19:38
deserved for team that rekted faze
2018-01-15 19:51
#131
Xyp9x | 
Romania Old_Guy 
Is Vega going to be the new F3? Like I'd love for them to keep their godlike form outside of majors too, don't get me wrong, but it's certainly a possibility
2018-01-15 19:53
Vega are hyped up players who strive to win, they are not comparable to a team like flipsid3 where its just the dead end and seems like players there have long lost the hunger to win and just play like "whatever"...
2018-01-15 20:32
#143
Xyp9x | 
Romania Old_Guy 
What I mean by new F3 is poor performances at most tournaments but suddenly turning into gods at majors, I certainly hope you're right and that we'll see more of this form out of them at other tournaments because it's awesome to see the CIS teams rising, especially with Vega's explosive style, it's almost like the old fnatic
2018-01-15 20:37
#144
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
f3 never had a such solid major qualifier results in their 2 year history, before round robin system they needed to beat 1 decent team, and last few majors are a lot more competitive
2018-01-15 20:58
the good thing for liquid is if they lose 3rd one they went 2-3 but probably qualify cuz they lost to Faze and Vega
2018-01-15 19:54
#145
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
yep they still have 2 chances
2018-01-15 20:59
Congratz Vega !!! Deserved
2018-01-15 20:05
I am gladful that Vega won. In fact, I think they can even make it to the quaterfinals.
2018-01-15 20:27
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