Liquid knock Torqued out of cs_summit

eZlo
February 10th, 2018 20:20

Liquid are through to the cs_summit 2 lower bracket final after defeating Torqued on two maps (16-14 on Mirage, 16-9 on Train).

The first series of the day kicked off on Liquid's map pick, Mirage, with Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken and Keith "NAF" Markovic clutching a 2v4 situation to secure their team's Terrorist pistol. The first gun round also went Liquid's way, but then Torqued responded really well in a force-buy.

That sparked an impressive run from Torqued, who won five straight rounds with a very tight defense. Then, Nick "nitr0" Cannella came up huge with crucial multi-kills in the next three rounds, paving the way for his team to bag a 7-5 lead.

Joshua "steel" Nissan's men picked up the subsequent round, but then a last-second kill from Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski denied Torqued from following it up, with Liquid closing out the half with a 9-6 lead.

In the second half, despite Torqued securing a chaotic CT pistol, Liquid immediately responded in the next round. Nevertheless, a great Deagle triple-kill from Kenneth "koosta" Suen in a post-plant situation put his team back in the game. 

nitr0 had a key performance in the series

That was the start of another great run from Torqued, who hit 14 rounds, but a late resurgence from Liquid saw them bag four rounds in a row en-route to a 16-14 finish. 

Braxton "swag" Pierce and co. began their map pick, Train, with a successful Terrorist pistol. Still, an exceptional Deagle ACE from Twistzz marked the beginning of a six-round streak from Liquid. The rest of the half was keenly-contested as rounds went back and forth, with Liquid securing a narrow 8-7 lead before switching to the Terrorist side. 

Lucas "steel" Lopes opened things up in the second half with a stunning ace that included a 1v3 clutch, setting his team up for an 11-7 lead. Liquid carried their momentum in the gun rounds, only allowing the CTs to get two rounds on the board before sealing a 16-9 success.

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Mirage
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Train
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 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 51 - 33 +18 90.8 1.33
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 47 - 39 +8 76.5 1.13
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 38 - 36 +2 82.9 1.11
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 34 - 41 -7 80.7 1.01
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 33 - 38 -5 64.9 0.95
 Torqued K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissansteel 46 - 41 +5 86.8 1.25
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 36 - 38 -2 70.9 1.03
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierceswag 38 - 42 -4 80.6 1.00
United States Matt 'Pollo' WilsonPollo 39 - 43 -4 75.8 0.93
Canada Keven 'AZK' LariviereAZK 26 - 39 -13 66.9 0.87

United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
600
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
833
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
244
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
675
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
859
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
795
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
585
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
316
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
#1
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Slovakia Sleev 
K
2018-02-10 20:21
#31
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Turkey Mustafa- 
i have to say thanks for nitr0. he saved my $200 with that beautiful mirage plays
2018-02-10 20:29
#40
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Algeria VivaAlgeria 
mvp nitro
2018-02-10 20:36
#59
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Finland Taynz 
How much u win bro
2018-02-10 21:01
#70
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Turkey Mustafa- 
$54
2018-02-10 22:50
#71
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Finland Taynz 
Feelsgoodman
2018-02-10 22:51
#81
mOE | 
Turkey waselt 
Ez cash
2018-02-11 16:40
#2
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Denmark Gugus_Patacus 
gg my lads
2018-02-10 20:21
#3
tarik | 
North America AnChild 
Damn steel
2018-02-10 20:21
#4
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Brazil rodrigo0079 
Ez
2018-02-10 20:21
Wanted to see Koosta get revenge on liquid. Steel is looking kinda underwhelming; on the stats atleast.
2018-02-10 20:25
Revenge for playing like silver?
2018-02-10 20:32
Compared to his predecessor; S1mple, yes
2018-02-10 21:27
#6
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
GG WP
2018-02-10 20:21
#7
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United States dougtheduck 
GG
2018-02-10 20:21
#8
SZPERO | 
Poland b7ack0ut 
ez
2018-02-10 20:21
gg for nitr0, torqued did pretty well.
2018-02-10 20:22
steel was so underrated hes so good with igling?????
2018-02-10 20:22
Nitro is IGL
2018-02-10 20:22
#23
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Romania Nigger1234 
0/8
2018-02-10 20:25
xd
2018-02-10 20:27
#26
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Romania Nigger1234 
he meant torqued steel ?
2018-02-10 20:27
yeah he must have
2018-02-10 20:27
#28
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
no, he's not talking about YEaaaah "steel" MaNN he's talking about S1MPLE ISN'T "steel" BOGDAN
2018-02-10 20:27
Rofl
2018-02-10 20:55
LUL
2018-02-10 21:21
ez for steel
2018-02-10 20:22
#39
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United States blinDi 
No, Ez for steel
2018-02-10 20:36
#12
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Lithuania YungDavid 
rip
2018-02-10 20:22
steel>steel
2018-02-10 20:22
+1
2018-02-10 20:42
why is steel on liquid smh
2018-02-10 20:22
steel is actually good
2018-02-10 20:23
wp played Na steel. First map so close, to bad torq didnt take it so we could watch one more map! Gl liq
2018-02-10 20:23
Torqued should have won Mirage. Liquid is so insanely lucky.
2018-02-10 20:23
#19
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
End of Brax the swag criminal?
2018-02-10 20:23
#22
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
nt
2018-02-10 20:24
#30
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
You too smart eh?
2018-02-10 20:28
Overall nice showing from Torqued. I'd like them to stick together and qualify for more intn'l LANs.
2018-02-10 20:23
#25
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United States Stanzify 
I would too, but they are still banned from so many tournament organizers so I dont know how often that it will happen :/
2018-02-10 20:27
Only ecs now.
2018-02-11 04:16
I agree. I don't think they are ever going to be world beaters. I doubt they are ever even a Tier 2 team but they can be solid. WP by Liquid. Glad to see them coming around. No clue why Steel is on this team but NAF looks like a good pick up. I still think they need a real IGL. And a dedicated AWPer. I've said this more then once but they should have kept JDM and left Steel off the team.
2018-02-10 20:27
#21
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Brazil lopanBR 
Fake steel vs Real steel
2018-02-10 20:24
#32
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Turkey Mustafa- 
NA STEEL > BR STEEL
2018-02-10 20:30
#34
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Brazil lopanBR 
SK >SS
2018-02-10 20:33
#41
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Lithuania YungDavid 
+1
2018-02-10 20:36
why every brazzilian is retarded i really wonder. nobody talked about sk or ss but yeah you have to make people mad right. btw na steel was competing on high level when nobody knows who is br steel so yeah NA STEEL>BR STEEL
2018-02-10 20:49
#54
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Brazil lopanBR 
Why every kebab it's so rude and brain-dead? I didn't said br steel is best than NA..
2018-02-10 20:50
stfu muslim
2018-02-10 23:40
STFU christian
2018-02-11 04:16
#35
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Sweden Skroomile 
+1
2018-02-10 20:34
#36
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Australia SteveAnoos 
+1000 BR STEEL had his stats boosted by eco kills and still bottomed
2018-02-10 20:34
#37
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Brax overrated af
2018-02-10 20:34
#42
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Lithuania YungDavid 
nibba loving nerd
2018-02-10 20:36
#43
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Algeria VivaAlgeria 
+1
2018-02-10 20:37
good job steel
2018-02-10 20:39
#45
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France Swokit 
ez
2018-02-10 20:39
#47
fxy0 | 
France SplasHg0d 
STEEL is a god. The rest of torqued suck though.
2018-02-10 20:39
#49
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Sweden Mrjohn 
Steel the igl and top fragging
2018-02-10 20:42
Actually Torqed performed really well, they have a bright future it seems :)
2018-02-10 20:44
#51
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Brazil hugoooo 
Torqued looks promising. They did pretty well, all things considered. 2-0 vs Vega and a 16x14 loss vs Liquid. With proper training (and maybe replacing Pollo with more firepower) they can be a interesting team.
2018-02-10 20:44
Swag best player when he gets back to pro scene, k
2018-02-10 20:45
nt canadian steel
2018-02-10 20:50
#56
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Canada gritabit 
Swag overrated AZK outdated koosta jebaited Torqued eliminated
2018-02-10 20:52
#58
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Estonia Chaostic 
Liquid need to -Steel +Steel
2018-02-10 20:59
yeah but liquid also want majors
2018-02-10 21:26
unluko he's banned. would love to see that.
2018-02-10 23:16
#80
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Estonia Chaostic 
maybe if torqued can keep up this form of development and become a top 3 team NA and maybe a contender for titles they will finally be unbanned by valve and eleague too
2018-02-11 09:10
torqued really showed their strength at this tournament I think If it werent for nitr0 playing really well, they might have even won train
2018-02-10 21:44
If it weren't for brax playing bad
2018-02-11 04:18
#64
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Malaysia byaIi 
big surprise
2018-02-10 21:48
i see future for torqued, top 5 NA soon
2018-02-10 21:54
if only the other steel was on liquid
2018-02-10 22:06
Fuck steel
2018-02-10 22:20
#68
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Portugal Stifinh0 
Good run from the thro....Torqued team
2018-02-10 22:28
#69
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Germany r4jzN 
Torqued winner of our hearts <33
2018-02-10 22:36
#74
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Denmark Xipingu 
Better luck next time GOD Torqued.
2018-02-11 00:10
#75
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Australia mRcoss 
steel>swag also why did they put torq in the comp fuckin idiots
2018-02-11 02:04
Steel-5 Steel+5 Steel=0
2018-02-11 03:30
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