Liquid knock Torqued out of cs_summit

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.

cs_summit 2Best of 3
Matchpage
2
0
10th February 2018
16
Mirage
14
16
Train
9

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
51 - 33 +18 90.8 1.33
47 - 39 +8 76.5 1.13
38 - 36 +2 82.9 1.11
34 - 41 -7 80.7 1.01
33 - 38 -5 64.9 0.95
 Torqued K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
46 - 41 +5 86.8 1.25
36 - 38 -2 70.9 1.03
38 - 42 -4 80.6 1.00
39 - 43 -4 75.8 0.93
26 - 39 -13 66.9 0.87

United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
522
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
726
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
163
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
563
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
752
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
688
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
478
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
239
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
#1
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Slovakia Sleev
K
2018-02-10 20:21
5 replies
#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
4 replies
#59
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Finland Taynz
How much u win bro
2018-02-10 21:01
3 replies
#70
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Turkey Mustafa-
$54
2018-02-10 22:50
2 replies
#71
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Finland Taynz
Feelsgoodman
2018-02-10 22:51
#81
mOE | 
Turkey waselt
Ez cash
2018-02-11 16:40
gg my lads
2018-02-10 20:21
Damn steel
2018-02-10 20:21
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
2 replies
Revenge for playing like silver?
2018-02-10 20:32
1 reply
Compared to his predecessor; S1mple, yes
2018-02-10 21:27
GG WP
2018-02-10 20:21
#7
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United States Artifactz
GG
2018-02-10 20:21
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
8 replies
Nitro is IGL
2018-02-10 20:22
7 replies
#23
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Romania Nigger1234
0/8
2018-02-10 20:25
3 replies
xd
2018-02-10 20:27
2 replies
#26
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Romania Nigger1234
he meant torqued steel ?
2018-02-10 20:27
1 reply
yeah he must have
2018-02-10 20:27
no, he's not talking about YEaaaah "steel" MaNN he's talking about S1MPLE ISN'T "steel" BOGDAN
2018-02-10 20:27
2 replies
Rofl
2018-02-10 20:55
LUL
2018-02-10 21:21
ez for steel
2018-02-10 20:22
1 reply
No, Ez for steel
2018-02-10 20:36
rip
2018-02-10 20:22
steel>steel
2018-02-10 20:22
1 reply
#48
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United States veeemadz
+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
2 replies
nt
2018-02-10 20:24
1 reply
#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
3 replies
#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
1 reply
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
Fake steel vs Real steel
2018-02-10 20:24
11 replies
#32
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Turkey Mustafa-
NA STEEL > BR STEEL
2018-02-10 20:30
10 replies
SK >SS
2018-02-10 20:33
7 replies
6 replies
+1
2018-02-10 20:36
4 replies
#53
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Turkey hxlo
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
3 replies
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
1 reply
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
#44
jks | 
North America xdrax
good job steel
2018-02-10 20:39
ez
2018-02-10 20:39
STEEL is a god. The rest of torqued suck though.
2018-02-10 20:39
#49
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Sweden godname
Steel the igl and top fragging
2018-02-10 20:42
#50
JW | 
Sweden Mullden
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
#52
ropz | 
India reycom
Swag best player when he gets back to pro scene, k
2018-02-10 20:45
#55
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Poland KnottKnott
nt canadian steel
2018-02-10 20:50
Swag overrated AZK outdated koosta jebaited Torqued eliminated
2018-02-10 20:52
Liquid need to -Steel +Steel
2018-02-10 20:59
3 replies
yeah but liquid also want majors
2018-02-10 21:26
2 replies
unluko he's banned. would love to see that.
2018-02-10 23:16
1 reply
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
1 reply
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 Stifmyster
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
AZR | 
Australia maarket
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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