Vega Squadron knock Liquid out of Major
Vega Squadron have made it to the ELEAGUE Major's New Legends Stage fifth round after defeating Liquid 16-12 on Inferno.
The match kicked off with Vega Squadron picking up their Terrorist pistol and the subsequent anti-ecos to secure a 3-0 lead. In the first gun round, Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov and Sergey "keshandr" Nikishin clutched a 2v4 situation to further increase their team's lead, with the 20-year-old following that up with a 1v2 clutch in the subsequent round.
It was only then that the North Americans' defense came to life, with Josh "jdm64" Marzano and Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski playing a crucial role in Liquid's four-round streak. Still, the Russians kept pressing on, winning all of the remaining rounds to secure a dominant 11-4 half-time lead, with the last round coming off of an impressive 1v3 clutch from Dmitriy "jR" Chervak
Liquid refused to throw in the towel, however, and started the second half with a flawless B push, setting themselves up for a three-round streak. In the gun round, a triple-kill from Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken in a 2v4 situation helped the North Americans to continue that run, with the Russian side looking helpless.
With the score tied at 11-11, Vega Squadron tightened up their defence, winning five of the next six rounds to lock down the map, 16-12, and progress to the final round of the Swiss stage.
K - D
Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz
24 - 18
Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE
21 - 17
Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64
19 - 18
Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0
13 - 19
Wilton 'zews' Pradozews
12 - 21
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