Liquid edge past AVANGAR in overtime to secure last Major spot
Liquid have secured the final spot at the ELEAGUE Major Boston's New Legends Stage after defeating AVANGAR 19-15 on Mirage.
The final match of the day began with Liquid picking up the first pistol round of the game following a successful B retake, with Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken picking up three kills. AVANGAR then hit-back on a third-round buy off of two entry kills from Timur "buster" Tulepov in the T ramp, and they followed up with another round to equalise the score at 2-2.
The game then entered a scrappy period as rounds went back and forth and anti-ecos were lost, but then AVANGAR ran away with the lead, closing out the half with a 9-6 lead as the rounds Liquid edged out were few and far between.
AVANGAR picked up where they had left off and won the pistol round and the following anti-eco to take an even bigger lead over the North Americans. The game then turned into a complete one-sided affair as Liquid won nine of the following ten rounds to secure a 14-12 lead. buster and Dzhami "Jame" Ali then came up for the Kazakhstani team, who hit match point, but a stunning quad-kill from Nick "nitr0" Cannella in the 30th round pushed the game to overtime.
With the momentum on their side, Liquid rallied for a quick win in overtime, winning four straight to close out the match and book the last spot in the next stage.
|Liquid||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0||32 - 20||+12||102.4||1.44|
|Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz||27 - 20||+7||78.9||1.27|
|Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE||24 - 21||+3||70.4||1.17|
|Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64||20 - 21||-1||69.1||1.06|
|Wilton 'zews' Pradozews||15 - 22||-7||58.2||0.99|
|AVANGAR||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster||31 - 24||+7||85.2||1.17|
|Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert||24 - 27||-3||86.4||1.08|
|Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN||19 - 23||-4||66.4||0.94|
|Dmitry 'dimasick' Matvienkodimasick||17 - 27||-10||66.2||0.83|
|Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame||13 - 17||-4||39.7||0.78|
This means that the final team list for the ELEAGUE Major Boston's New Legends Stage looks as follows:
|Space Soldiers||Vega Squadron|
|Quantum Bellator Fire||Liquid|