Liquid edge past NiP in Los Angeles

eZlo
February 9th, 2018 01:26

Liquid have got their cs_summit 2 campaign off to a great start after beating NiP 2-1 (3-16 on Inferno, 16-8 on Cobblestone and 16-14 on Overpass).

The series kicked off on Liquid's map pick, Inferno, but it was NiP who came out the brighter of the two as they stormed to a quick 5-0 lead as CTs. The Swedes continued to keep things tight and frustrate their opponents, forcing the North Americans to call a tactical pause in the eighth round.

That was when Liquid were finally able to pick up their first round after finding a rare opener. Still, NiP immediately responded in the next round to reset Liquid's economy, with the Swedes going on to take a commanding 14-1 lead.

NiP further added to their lead by taking the pistol round, this way hitting map point, but then Liquid showed they still had some fight left in them. But it was simply too little, too late, as the Swedes quickly wrapped things up to take the lead in the series.

Liquid came from behind to beat NiP

On Cobblestone, NiP looked set to win their third pistol of the series, but Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken shut down a drop to A execution with a clean USP quad-kill. Despite the Swedish squad then bagging the first gun round after building up their economy, the North Americans replied with a solid A stack to regain control of proceedings.

NiP would still find a lifeline in the 11th round after overturning a 3v5 situation, but they found it very hard to break through the stern Liquid defense and took just two rounds into the second half.

The Ninjas still tried to get back in the game, not letting their opponents string rounds together or build up an economy in the second half, but Liquid eventually locked down the map, 16-8, to take the series to Overpass.

NAF led the way for Liquid on Cobblestone

Liquid began the decider map on the T-side and with their third successful pistol of the tie. Keith "NAF" Markovic's new squad carried their momentum into the gun rounds, eventually securing a 5-0 lead.

Then, William "draken" Sundin came up huge with an AWP triple-kill on long to help NiP win their first round of the map, with the Swedes following it up with two more rounds. Liquid regained their composure and restored a five-round lead, but another great run from NiP saw them bring the deficit to a minimum before the end of the half.

The last pistol round of the series went the Swedes' way as they were able to take control of the A site and prevail in a post-plant situation. That was the start of a great run from NiP, who won five of the next six rounds to take 13-9 lead.

With the game slipping away from them, Liquid tightened up their defense, losing just one more round before locking down the map, 16-14, to book their spot in the tournament's Upper Bracket semi-final.

cs_summit 2Best of 3
Sweden
Matchpage
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2
8th February 2018
16
Inferno
3
14
Overpass
16

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 60 - 47 +13 81.7 1.25
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 51 - 48 +3 79.5 1.14
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 56 - 48 +8 80.6 1.11
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 40 - 50 -10 71.8 1.00
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 46 - 50 -4 66.7 0.88
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 64 - 49 +15 97.3 1.29
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 53 - 55 -2 83.8 1.07
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 46 - 46 0 69.1 1.01
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 47 - 54 -7 64.1 0.93
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 33 - 49 -16 56.4 0.78

Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
761
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
948
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
733
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
GodNAF makes the difference
2018-02-09 01:27
naf ggwp
2018-02-09 01:26
#10
NiKo | 
United States ndha1995 
Liquid > C9
2018-02-09 01:27
naf > niko
2018-02-09 01:28
#30
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Norway SanQ83 
LIQUID >C9? Yeah rofl better joke than nip top 10 in 2018
2018-02-09 01:38
You wish
2018-02-09 02:42
NAF > C9 **
2018-02-09 04:42
Maybe someday. Definitely not right now.
2018-02-09 08:58
#96
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France TROIIDA 
any day
2018-02-09 12:58
#13
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United States KylieJenner 
naf-fly rearranged is fly-fan. THAT MEANS HE LIKES GETTING SWATted. Use this INFO however you like :)
2018-02-09 01:27
#2
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
nip is shit lol
2018-02-09 01:26
#45
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France stambert 
HAHHAHAHAH montenegro ... WHAT IS THAT?
2018-02-09 02:51
a country which is more relevant than nip nowadays tbh.
2018-02-09 04:09
+1
2018-02-09 07:02
#78
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
ty m8
2018-02-09 09:43
#88
NAF | 
Turkey Uria 
BURNNNNNNNNNN
2018-02-09 11:42
One of the best places to live for the ultrarich elite
2018-02-09 07:47
#79
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
nah :D, but its great peaceful place
2018-02-09 09:44
He's right, it's a really good place to live when you're really rich.
2018-02-09 10:34
#81
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
There are better countries to live in when it comes to this, but yea this is also quite good here
2018-02-09 10:51
Yea that's why he said one of the best. It's peaceful, beautiful, cheap as fuck and the women are pretty. What else could you want :D
2018-02-09 10:53
#84
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
And I chose polish girl to be my future wife :D, even better than ours ^^
2018-02-09 11:14
#3
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United States Jrfaster 
First
2018-02-09 01:26
#7
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United States Jrfaster 
Sigh. 3rd
2018-02-09 01:26
rip nip
2018-02-09 01:26
nip won more rounds lmfao
2018-02-09 01:27
#9
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Germany JeanKanne 
GJ LIQUID <3
2018-02-09 01:26
hows it going for main awp nitr0 ? kappa
2018-02-09 01:27
LOL NIP sucks
2018-02-09 01:27
RIP NIP
2018-02-09 01:27
#16
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Brazil HueyNewton 
naf playing great
2018-02-09 01:27
#17
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Truly unexpected
2018-02-09 01:27
They won even without nitr0 as the awper having to show up
2018-02-09 01:28
NiP cant win vs Liquid cs_summit only tier 1 (SK-C9) they never have a chance to beat them.
2018-02-09 01:28
#69
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Germany gigaTV0803 
Maybe heroic
2018-02-09 08:03
#20
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Brazil fadefedora 
nip in 2018 LUL
2018-02-09 01:28
Disband legends
2018-02-09 01:28
#22
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Finland Smoonah 
Lol wow....
2018-02-09 01:29
#23
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
naf was great but cmon nip.
2018-02-09 01:29
GTR has worse aim than Zeus, how's that even possible
2018-02-09 01:29
get_right washed up xizt too inconsistent draken too aggressive rez bot only f0rest worth saving
2018-02-09 01:30
First
2018-02-09 01:30
Elige and NAF turned up when they needed to. NiP played well. Barely lost.
2018-02-09 01:34
CMON NITRO
2018-02-09 01:36
thx for ez money liquid
2018-02-09 01:36
NAF saved liquid. Draken almost saved nip. Easy to say in the aftermath but NIP did a lot of strange forcebuys when they where in the lead on overpass.
2018-02-09 01:39
Poor nitro... look at the effect calling has on his stats.
2018-02-09 01:43
NiP is dead
2018-02-09 01:57
its just that NA is > world
2018-02-09 02:10
Nafgodtop1
2018-02-09 06:36
Already dead long long time ago lol maybe VS Vega i guess
2018-02-09 08:22
NIP IS SO FUCKING BAD
2018-02-09 02:22
-nitro +mixwell tier 1 team
2018-02-09 02:24
They won’t have a in game leader if they do that so they will have a lot of talent and no strats. I do think liquid would be sick though
2018-02-09 02:31
#71
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Brazil therealNiQz 
Steel is an in-game leader.
2018-02-09 08:15
Was he the IGL in the krakow major?
2018-02-09 12:57
#99
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Brazil therealNiQz 
nope, it was Boltz
2018-02-09 13:23
If they got steel to in game lead so that nitr0 can be star player I think that would be really good for Team Liquid. Maybe they will do that when he gets to talking in english instead of portuguese.
2018-02-09 17:03
If they got steel to IGL so that nitr0 could be a star that would probably really help Team Liquid. I think when steel gets used to using and calling in english instead of portuguese that would be change that could really help the team.
2018-02-09 17:13
#57
FalleN | 
France nyygma 
???? I hope this is a bait
2018-02-09 05:35
#37
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France cedd 
what the fuck is up with nitr0 goes full god mode at major then full bot mode now
2018-02-09 02:26
#39
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Paraguay HighAIching 
Because zews was caling instead at major
2018-02-09 02:29
#55
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Denmark Poopoohead123 
Its because nitr0 is awping (Liquid has no primary awper right now) and igl
2018-02-09 04:36
#41
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United States StewieOnLAN 
LOL NIP
2018-02-09 02:35
#42
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
nip more like rip
2018-02-09 02:37
#46
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United States SladesterG 
GodNaf top 1 The said elige was good -steel +Nifty -bit +Steel Or -pkl +Steel
2018-02-09 03:07
#54
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Denmark Poopoohead123 
Niftys staying in renegades, imapet tried getting nifty but he declined
2018-02-09 04:35
#85
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Spain JasonRacism 
Source?
2018-02-09 11:22
#91
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Denmark Poopoohead123 
Imapets ama post reddit
2018-02-09 12:42
#47
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China chineseplayer 
nip magic LUL
2018-02-09 03:09
#48
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Russia AyvaN 
ez for mah boys!
2018-02-09 03:22
#100
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United States SladesterG 
If there your boys then why you heart smooya #NotTrueFan
2018-02-09 14:07
#102
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Russia AyvaN 
chek my whole account, ONLY LIQUID. Smooya just gift me some money from his match wins.
2018-02-09 14:42
#108
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United States SladesterG 
Does it matter a true favorite Put liquid on
2018-02-09 16:43
#111
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Russia AyvaN 
Its idiotic. I'm fan of liquid since adreN's days.
2018-02-09 20:09
#112
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United States SladesterG 
Lol now he switches it and was was a liquid fan until snakeislaw and that little bitch elige so I just like the other 4 guys not the liquid org
2018-02-09 20:22
#114
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Russia AyvaN 
rofl. Can you shut your mouth ? You don't know me well for talking about.... what you typed 1min ago. Don't be an autistic kid.
2018-02-09 20:23
#115
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United States SladesterG 
English? Russian retard This is why you guys lost the cold war because your fucking retarded
2018-02-09 20:40
#116
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Russia AyvaN 
Your arguments are shit as you in real life. Now hang your self, MCdonald's worker.
2018-02-09 20:43
#117
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United States SladesterG 
As I expected no argument and I actually work for a law firm so hang yourself poverty stricken steel worker go back to your village at least America is first world OMEGALUL
2018-02-09 20:46
#118
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Russia AyvaN 
lmao how you be stupid its unbelivble... Russia is 2nd world, for prove it just chek wiki. And yeah, why you start to talk about country? I can answer to you: your arguments are complete now quit from hltv and go to school , because wake up time is soon.
2018-02-09 20:54
#119
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United States SladesterG 
It's 2 pm here and your English is so bad I can't even under what your trying to say and u checked "wiki" that proves your retardation
2018-02-09 20:58
#120
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Russia AyvaN 
As i said, your agruments are complete. Only retards begin to talk about english skill, but it's enought for communicate with other people including with you too.
2018-02-09 21:00
#49
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Denmark Xipingu 
Ez for Liquid when NiP handle economics like peasants would on Wall Street LUL
2018-02-09 03:29
I knew THREAT's retirement would fuck NiP
2018-02-09 03:44
15 yo brollan to nip kik rez or gtr
2018-02-09 04:22
#113
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United States SladesterG 
Rez is there best player you obviously know nothing
2018-02-09 20:22
RIP my Renegades fellows without GODNAF, he doesnt even practice, in his free time he plays Rocket League with daps XD
2018-02-09 04:31
#58
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Naf the saviour
2018-02-09 06:04
Worse than Virtus Pro
2018-02-09 06:21
Lol no. This is impossible.
2018-02-09 07:27
VP woudln't take a map here.
2018-02-09 07:27
c9 is not tier 1 team
2018-02-09 06:26
#101
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United States SladesterG 
LUL mad cuz they stomped you at the major????
2018-02-09 14:08
I only watched first map and thought it was done and dusted for NIP, think they did the same and turned off
2018-02-09 06:34
i dont even know what to expect anymore out of nip. just keep draken and rez and build it from scratch. fucking horseshit
2018-02-09 07:41
f0rest is still good enough imo. f0rest Rez Draken Dennis +IGL
2018-02-09 08:39
Draken not good enough f0rest REZ twist dennis GeT_iGl
2018-02-09 11:29
#90
kennyS | 
United Kingdom TheWise 
lol,he's the only good enough player in the roster ...
2018-02-09 12:17
BoT_RiGhT
2018-02-09 07:46
#70
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Germany gigaTV0803 
- neitro + nifti
2018-02-09 08:04
NIP EZ T3 SHIIIIT
2018-02-09 08:21
NIP = VP
2018-02-09 08:54
that liquid team is literally HOURS old. holy shit NiP - what's wrong with you?
2018-02-09 11:39
Get_Right better than coldzera they said
2018-02-09 12:15
just think. cold may be him one day xd
2018-02-09 12:53
#92
NiKo | 
Poland FOOLPL 
Bot_Right as always
2018-02-09 12:42
really not a fan of this nitro awp shit
2018-02-09 12:51
#98
Turkey mem0 
nip = free disappoint
2018-02-09 13:03
NiP is really bad when it's not going well for them in the beginning.
2018-02-09 14:55
Is GTR calling or strong undperforming again?
2018-02-09 14:57
Thank mr naf
2018-02-09 15:23
#106
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Palestine menezeslucas 
EZ NAF
2018-02-09 15:39
#107
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Poland Marcines 
nip lul
2018-02-09 16:41
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