Liquid beat Cloud9 to win cs_summit 2

MIRAA
February 12th, 2018 01:56

Liquid have won the second edition of cs_summit after defeating Cloud9 3-2 in the grand final.

The title decider kicked off on Train, where Liquid opened up the action with a bast execute onto the outer site. Cloud9 looked poised to take the round, but then Nick "nitr0" Cannella pulled off a 1v2 clutch to give his team the lead.

That was the start of a great run from Lucas "steel" Lopes's men, who continued dictating the pace of the game, with the scoreline blooming to a 6-0 advantage. It was only then that Cloud9 finally managed to hold off the Terrorists, and curiously it was on a very weak buy from the Major champions, who relied on a triple-kill from Timothy "autimatic" Ta. For the rest of the half, C9 kept their defense very tight and never allowed their opponents to get any economic development, bringing the deficit to a minimum.

Now playing on the Terrorist side, Cloud9 won the pistol round and the following anti-eco to take the lead for the first time in the game. But it would not last as Liquid were quick to soak up the pressure, winning six of the following seven rounds to get very close to map point.

With the game clearly slipping away from them, Cloud9 upped the pace and won the next four rounds to tie up the score. As the teams traded round for round, the game went into overtime, in which Liquid would win two rounds in both halves to lock down the map, 19-17.

Liquid win cs_summit 2 in NAF's first event

Next up was Mirage, which saw what appeared to be a reinvigorated Cloud9 side cruise to a 5-0 lead on the Terrorist side. However, Liquid set up a strong defense for the rest of the half, which ended in a surprisingly close 9-6 scoreline in favour of steel's side.

Carrying their momentum into the second half, Liquid won the pistol round with an A execution thanks to Keith "NAF" Markovic clutching a 1v2 situation. They continued to ran over the Cloud9 defense until the 21st round, when a quad-kill from Tarik "tarik" Celik in the B site earned his team their first round of the half.

Cloud9 would follow up that with another round, bringing the deficit to 8-14, but Liquid remained calm and collected, winning the next two rounds to take the lead in the series.

nitr0 was on fire on Mirage

Eager to wrap things up quickly, Liquid came out the livelier of the two sides on Cache as they secured the pistol round, but then they were caught off-guard by Jake "Stewie2K" Yip's massive triple-kill with a Deagle with just two bullets in the chamber.

That round propelled Cloud9 into a fantastic run as they won 13 rounds without response before Liquid took the final round of the half to bring the deficit to 2-13.

Liquid knew they would have to play a near-flawless second half to overcome the massive deficit, and they got off to a flying start on the CT side, winning nine of the opening ten rounds. But a comeback was not on the cards as Stewie2K clutched a 1v2 to put his team on map point before Will "RUSH" Wierzba won a decisive 1v1 in the next round to take the series to a fourth map.

Stewie2k was the hero on Cache

It all came down to Overpass, which began with Liquid taking the opening two rounds of the map before they were stunned by RUSH's triple-kill with a Deagle in a force-buy. The game then entered a scrappy period of play until midway through the half, with Liquid then winning six of the last eight rounds to take a 9-6 lead.

Cloud9 kept themselves in the game by stopping Liquid's B execution in the following pistol round thanks to a trio of kills from RUSH. The Major champions followed it up with the subsequent anti-ecos, restoring parity at 9-9, but they lost their grip on the game once the Terrorists had money to work with. Liquid's economic control was simply crushing, and, with NAF in stunning form, they quickly closed out the map after conceding just one gun round throughout the half.

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 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Will 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 84 - 80 +4 81.7 1.07
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 75 - 80 -5 76.1 1.02
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 69 - 89 -20 73.0 0.93
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 71 - 83 -12 68.4 0.88
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 59 - 79 -20 60.3 0.86
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 94 - 70 +24 89.0 1.30
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 91 - 70 +21 84.1 1.25
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 79 - 73 +6 87.0 1.18
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 72 - 68 +4 66.4 1.05
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 73 - 78 -5 67.8 0.93

cs_summit 2 final standings:

1. North America Liquid - $63,750
2. United States Cloud9 - $33,750
3. Brazil SK - $19,500
4. Denmark Heroic - $15,000
5-6. United States Torqued - $5,250
5-6. Denmark North - $5,250
7-8. Russia Vega Squadron - $3,750
7-8. Sweden NiP - $3,750

United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
768
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:
704
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
798
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
579
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Will 'RUSH' Wierzba
Will 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
721
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
668
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
697
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
lul
2018-02-12 01:56
#5
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Brazil coldzao 
easy for liquid, because they beat SK its not a shame gj
2018-02-12 01:56
C9 Back to tier 2 lmao
2018-02-12 01:57
#39
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Austria shaakeh 
L E T S G O L I Q U I D
2018-02-12 01:58
skaaaaaaaaaaaa :(
2018-02-12 02:01
-ska +jdm ska so bad and inconsistent jdmARMYhere
2018-02-12 02:12
ska 100x times better than jdm
2018-02-12 02:28
#149
Nifty | 
United States Proverb 
+1
2018-02-12 02:34
nifty fan lmao.nifty is dont perform consistently enough at tier 1 level
2018-02-12 02:45
#184
Nifty | 
United States Proverb 
That's because his team sucks. Nifty is 100x better than Jdm, plus he is an igl. Jdm will never be in a top team again.
2018-02-12 03:04
#211
dupreeh | 
Denmark megz 
Again? He never was on a top team....:o
2018-02-12 06:14
#217
Nifty | 
United States Proverb 
Top NA team. You happy?
2018-02-12 06:55
#242
dupreeh | 
Denmark megz 
Yeah, close enough :D
2018-02-12 09:15
#245
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World aagii247 
Dupreeh on top team? Lmao
2018-02-12 10:02
#264
dupreeh | 
Denmark megz 
Well I said nothing about dupreeh, but I guess you are refering to my fan status. Anyway, I can entertain your thoughts if it makes you happy... Dupreeh has acutally won tournaments, JDM hasnt.
2018-02-12 12:01
but can dupreeh lounge?
2018-02-13 00:28
#313
dupreeh | 
Denmark megz 
Lounge Be a decent player Pick one... jdm hasnt been able to combine the two.
2018-02-13 06:42
#250
Dosia | 
Russia Octans 
jdm fans lmao. He is don't perform consistenly enought at tier 2 level.
2018-02-12 10:32
#298
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United States hobbitender 
+1
2018-02-12 17:20
+1
2018-02-12 15:53
nope
2018-02-12 07:02
#GOLIQUID
2018-02-12 02:03
#272
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
OK IM ON IT
2018-02-12 12:51
#269
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
OK IM ON IT
2018-02-12 12:45
How many majors Liquid?
2018-02-12 02:01
major was a fluke
2018-02-12 02:08
R.I.P. CLOUD9 ERA 2018-2018
2018-02-12 02:10
#252
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Chile pr0per 
Jan 2018 - Feb 2018 lul
2018-02-12 10:52
#302
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Albania RocK$taR 
FaZe never had an ERA though.
2018-02-12 18:33
A fluke? How so?
2018-02-12 02:13
boston was a rigged you know
2018-02-12 02:23
Nice try
2018-02-12 02:41
thats true bruh
2018-02-12 02:48
Instead of telling me, why not try to prove me wrong?
2018-02-12 02:56
Niko choked and c9 got lucky
2018-02-12 07:15
#232
Stewie2K | 
Singapore Curf 
good joke!
2018-02-12 08:26
+1
2018-02-12 15:10
Yeah a fluke . l'île nip IN iem okeland
2018-02-12 09:02
Englando pls
2018-02-12 15:11
Can’t be a fan of just C9 liquid is NA too we should be proud NA is performing so well
2018-02-12 02:09
#112
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United States Skellington 
+1
2018-02-12 02:14
#148
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United States CWalker 
This
2018-02-12 02:32
#203
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New Zealand NoBudy_ 
World needs more people like you.
2018-02-12 04:47
stupid that people talk shit about C9 and are liquid fans. NA doesn’t have many top teams so we gotta stick together and support NA as a whole
2018-02-12 05:50
It's kinda fun, because the only "big" NA teams are Liquid and Cloud9. That's mainly why NA CS is taken as a joke, only Cloud9 and Liquid usually make it to the majors, the rest of NA teams rarely do. Another reason is because Liquid choked against Luminosity and it took NA 5 years to win a Major.
2018-02-12 09:47
No. The world really doesn't need more Irish people
2018-02-12 15:26
#301
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United States hobbitender 
Cause the Britain’s teams are so good
2018-02-12 17:30
#98
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North America noahborel 
Liquid first na team to reach major twice and also to make it out of groups twice in a row.
2018-02-12 02:10
#118
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Australia K1skaa 
Cloud 9 only NA team to beat out all other teams in top5 ranking, then win major. Both have made achievements, liquid birthed the NA dream, Cloud 9 kept the legacy going. Either team deserved the win, no need to prove who is better.
2018-02-12 02:16
#165
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United States YuukiOgawa 
Not true at all
2018-02-12 02:49
#172
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North America noahborel 
i meant to say "reach major final and also make it out of groups twice in a row"
2018-02-12 02:52
#179
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United States YuukiOgawa 
Second part isnt true though
2018-02-12 02:57
#180
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North America noahborel 
Yes it is, no na team was major legends twice in a row until liquid. Only team before them to make it out was c9 once with hiko in 2014.
2018-02-12 02:59
#190
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United States YuukiOgawa 
Complexity dh winter 2013 semis Kato 14 quarters
2018-02-12 03:24
#191
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North America noahborel 
oh shit ur right, my b
2018-02-12 03:28
What is the point of this question? I think C9 is a better team than Liquid but you have to respect how they played and their win. Also that question means nothing. Comparing two teams based off of major wins is so dumb. fnatic has 3 majors and they are not the best. NIP has a major and they are not the best. Same with Gambit. Dumb question. Just salt from C9 losing. It means very little in a tournament with very few top tier teams. Not even a premier tournament.
2018-02-12 02:21
#270
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
I never won one sorry
2018-02-12 12:46
Still major champs. Liquid 0-2 in MAJOR finals. C9 1-0 in MAJOR finals. EZ LUL
2018-02-12 04:13
Liquid faced the best team of all time in the final, whereas c9 played vs a bunch of chokers.
2018-02-12 04:17
XD. I love Liquid but C9 beat G2, SK and FaZe to reach the finals. After being down 0-2. With all American players. Liquid had S1mple.
2018-02-12 04:19
Gotta remind you that c9 beat your best team of all time in the semis
2018-02-12 07:11
#246
rain | 
Yugoslavia mrmojo 
Don't remember Liquid facing fnatic or NiP?
2018-02-12 10:08
Cloud 9 beat them as well, lul???
2018-02-12 02:12
#237
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United Kingdom eMgL 
*beat them while they had a stand in
2018-02-12 08:41
Who had a stand in?
2018-02-12 15:13
#307
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United Kingdom eMgL 
SK
2018-02-12 21:09
Cloud9 just 2-0'd SK at summit without a stand in
2018-02-12 23:21
#314
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United Kingdom eMgL 
I know but doesn’t mean they’re a better team
2018-02-13 09:35
#7
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Mongolia Tendies 
Bo3 then Bo5 gj, sk fanboys on suicide alert
2018-02-12 01:57
I'm so proud of my boys
2018-02-12 01:57
#15
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New Zealand TrueRazlan 
EZ FOR LIQUID <333
2018-02-12 01:57
#312
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India OV3RDRiVE 
Can you guys shup up and stop shaming about cloud 9. It's a good team but this time they lose. Are they robots to win every tournament after winning major?
2018-02-13 05:20
ez
2018-02-12 01:56
Pz ;(
2018-02-12 17:25
derserved
2018-02-12 01:56
#4
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United States EmeraldCSGO 
i bet c9
2018-02-12 01:56
and you lost hahaahahh good day sr
2018-02-12 02:02
how much
2018-02-12 02:15
#145
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United States EmeraldCSGO 
100$ c9 win tournye 400 $ c9 win mirage and 200 c9 win ovp
2018-02-12 02:29
bet in 2k18 LoL
2018-02-12 02:31
#166
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United States EmeraldCSGO 
Yugoslavia in 21st century lol
2018-02-12 02:49
is israel a country ?
2018-02-12 02:54
#183
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United States EmeraldCSGO 
idk is it?
2018-02-12 03:03
#223
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Turkey Mustafa- 
Yes!
2018-02-12 07:13
EASY FOR NA
2018-02-12 01:56
#8
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France Loklio 
Waiting for C9 betters...
2018-02-12 01:57
bettors*
2018-02-12 02:13
#9
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Portugal dracø 
Naf dropping 30 to win them the cup. I didn't expect much from liquid, and when they lost their opening match in the way they did I thought they were out. But damn, they looked better and better with each map they played!
2018-02-12 01:56
#37
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Korea widelecjezusa 
They didn't lose the opening match
2018-02-12 01:58
#49
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Portugal dracø 
Oh shit, you are right =x I srsly had the ideia they had an awful start
2018-02-12 02:00
#58
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United States SladesterG 
They lost 16 to 3 on inferno vs nip I think he means opening map
2018-02-12 02:01
unexpected but deserved
2018-02-12 01:57
#11
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Serbia BalkanGuy14 
Let's go Liquid!
2018-02-12 01:57
#12
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Poland noximek 
deserved well played
2018-02-12 01:57
Na cs
2018-02-12 01:57
Ez 4 NA
2018-02-12 01:57
ERA C9 SO FAST LUL
2018-02-12 01:57
eh what?
2018-02-12 02:05
I don't think he's over the whole "SK would have beaten c9 in the major if they had boltzz"
2018-02-12 02:16
#168
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North America LEEEMAAANXD 
+1
2018-02-12 02:51
It's not a c9 era, it's an NA era
2018-02-12 02:16
#206
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Slovakia Tomasgit 
+1
2018-02-12 05:49
#315
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United States hobbitender 
+1
2018-02-13 16:39
They looked strong, well deserved!
2018-02-12 01:57
#19
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North America CMcr0n1k 
AHHHHHH LETS GOOOO all hype aside, they improved much more quickly then i anticipated with NAF
2018-02-12 01:57
They mostly relied on fragging during their matches. A lot of role changes but I won't take away their credit from the win. Impressive either way
2018-02-12 02:17
#205
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North America CMcr0n1k 
It was the first time steel looked comfortable fragging, nitr0 took the AWP role very well throughout and NAF seems to be adapting to the new squad well. Promising stuff.
2018-02-12 05:02
It is called a honeymoon period. Let's see if this continues because I sure hope it does!
2018-02-12 17:30
expected
2018-02-12 01:57
EXPECTED Kappa
2018-02-12 01:57
#22
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Germany S0rceress 
congrats
2018-02-12 01:57
NAF MVP
2018-02-12 01:57
EEZ
2018-02-12 01:57
#25
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United States celesten 
"best train team in the world"
2018-02-12 01:57
GOD NAF
2018-02-12 01:57
#27
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Uzbekistan MajidMan911 
last
2018-02-12 01:57
expected
2018-02-12 01:57
#29
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
GG
2018-02-12 01:57
#30
tarik | 
United States Tribz_ 
NAF is easily the best player in the world. Don't @ me
2018-02-12 01:57
#31
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Argentina pepaqq 
Bot skadoodle strikes again
2018-02-12 01:57
not very hard against BOT 2K
2018-02-12 01:57
#34
s1mple | 
Iceland cy_ro 
ez liquid cry clown9
2018-02-12 01:57
Both NA teams NA best in world ez
2018-02-12 02:01
#35
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Brazil Sukitay 
NAF is actually insanely good, gratz Liquid, truly deserved.
2018-02-12 01:57
#36
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United States GamerPlays 
Unexpected winner, thought it would be C9 vs. SK. Anyways, WP Liquid.
2018-02-12 01:57
proud of NITROGOD and Elige best NA player
2018-02-12 01:58
#40
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Russia JackyJo 
GG, Cloud9 were awful..
2018-02-12 01:58
Nitr0 showing a great performance. They, for sure, can be a good tier2 team. And steel, congratz from brazil man, GJ my countrymatte!
2018-02-12 01:58
#130
EliGE | 
United States mehrfth 
yeah, they can be like a mouz if they can be consistent. a good team that can sometimes get the upset on the elite (top 4) teams
2018-02-12 02:21
#171
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United States YuukiOgawa 
Mouz has more than enough consistent talent to be world contenders
2018-02-12 02:52
They can be even better. Oskar and ropz when shows up makes mouz really good, but If they dont, mouz is almost nothing. Ok, NAF is a great player, but they have Elige, twistzz, nitr0 even with IgL role showed a good form, and have steel, a mid-tier player that can be dangerous in some Matches. Liquid is my team in North America, so I am happy with that.
2018-02-12 06:39
#303
EliGE | 
United States mehrfth 
I’m a Liquid fan, but they’ve always been super inconsistent since like 2015. Ya gotta factor that in. They always have matches where they just fall apart and look horrible, you have to account for that also
2018-02-12 19:09
wp liquid, if skaddodle dont show up, c9 dont win :D
2018-02-12 01:58
#43
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Israel asafborger 
naf god
2018-02-12 01:58
#44
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Brazil de_FalleN 
Well Fucking Deserved <3 LETS GO LIQUID
2018-02-12 01:58
NAF JOINS AND IN 2 DAYS WIN AGAINST SK AND C9 TO WIN A TOURNAMENT EZ 4 GOD NAF
2018-02-12 01:58
Yeah NAF is pretty amazing
2018-02-12 14:32
#46
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Armenia cGev 
NAF top1
2018-02-12 01:58
#47
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United States jay_320 
WP Liquid. C9 just looked off today. Not an excuse. NA CS is going to be really fun to watch. You guys realize that both C9 and Liquid beat Sk 2-0 in the same tournament. Shit.
2018-02-12 01:59
Because SK was off in this tournament
2018-02-12 07:14
Especially Coldzera, what is going on? It was very saddening to see him like that... Hopefully Cold will recover.
2018-02-12 14:32
He always recovers, if he plays like shit in a tournament he practices so much hard for the next one. Funny thing, coldzera having a bad perfomance = 1.17 rating LUL
2018-02-12 19:12
#316
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United States hobbitender 
Hopefully before starlader
2018-02-13 16:48
#48
osama | 
United States TheViggs 
C9 wins major, liquid beats c9. Liquid new major champions
2018-02-12 01:59
#317
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United States hobbitender 
With that logic stifmister beat gambit so they won the major
2018-02-13 16:49
Only if it was on LAN
2018-02-14 00:02
unexpected if u ask me, wp Liquid. Naf god, nitr0 same
2018-02-12 01:59
C9 top 1 kappa
2018-02-12 01:59
#52
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Romania MariaNNdiez 
3-2 or 3-1 ? WT ?? Liquid have won the second edition of cs_summit after defeating Cloud9 3-2 in the grand final.
2018-02-12 01:59
#69
draken | 
Sweden rawrxdd 
C9 had an automatic 1-0 lead advantage because they came from the upper bracket, so yeah the score is 3-2
2018-02-12 02:04
#96
TaZ | 
Poland DraggerPL 
This is stupid rule same as bo5 just after bo3
2018-02-12 02:09
C9 had 1-0 advantage because upper bracket win
2018-02-12 02:06
#53
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
NAF is a legend. The curse continues. Every team that beats SK on semis, wins the tournament.
2018-02-12 02:00
How is that a curse?
2018-02-12 02:06
Curse for the other finalist, of course.
2018-02-12 02:51
Thats the opposite of a curse lol
2018-02-12 02:08
#169
2018-02-12 02:52
Liquid cheats. Sk still top1
2018-02-12 02:00
#134
EliGE | 
United States mehrfth 
I kek’d
2018-02-12 02:22
haha classic jkaem :D
2018-02-12 08:03
#55
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Brazil gabriezz1 
Niceeeeee
2018-02-12 02:00
#56
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Latvia Faaakk 
jdm was the problem :/
2018-02-12 02:00
#60
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France Mevleffy 
Naf made the best choice leaving renegades, Jkaem has to carry them now though
2018-02-12 02:01
#61
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United States NA_CS_FAN 
first event win ever for them GRATS
2018-02-12 02:01
#64
oskar | 
Czech Republic wcohley 
everyone saying clown9 but c9 was rushing b on overpass xd
2018-02-12 02:02
damn rip fuck but deserved
2018-02-12 02:02
#66
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Netherlands PATOZR 
Ska back at it again, ayyy lmao
2018-02-12 02:02
#68
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United States SladesterG 
No more \_ounging
2018-02-12 02:03
#70
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Brazil g4laxI 
Congrats Liquid! Very well played. I'm impressed. Really good to see NA scene at this level!!!
2018-02-12 02:04
#71
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Brazil mrt1 
NAF MVP Congrats Liquid!
2018-02-12 02:04
WOW! Cool, GJ LiqUid
2018-02-12 02:05
#73
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Portugal Reveller 
clown9
2018-02-12 02:05
Jdm was the problem LUL Oh wait..
2018-02-12 02:06
Ez
2018-02-12 02:06
GG Liquid era inc
2018-02-12 02:06
NAF=WIN
2018-02-12 02:06
They said it's c9 era ,they said stewietop1,they said skadoodle>kennyS but nonetheless it's na's choke CS
2018-02-12 02:06
#83
keshandr | 
Russia Shkek 
first t1 lan win?
2018-02-12 02:07
This is not t1
2018-02-12 07:37
gg
2018-02-12 02:07
no more NA CS jokes :(
2018-02-12 02:07
#87
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United States DivoteLmao 
grats Liquid you have moved on from the choking form you deserved it
2018-02-12 02:08
Congrats Liquid! Well deserved win!
2018-02-12 02:08
Deserved.
2018-02-12 02:09
GGWP, deserved win! Also, NAF is a monster, especially on Overpass this guy is literally unstoppable. Single-handedly carried OpTic on it to the win vs Astralis at EL S2, now here...
2018-02-12 02:09
deserved
2018-02-12 02:09
#95
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Germany MinoriAiko 
Well deserved by Liquid. C9 probably expected SK and thought they could just breeze through Liquid but Liquid anti stratted c9 well (hence the wins on overpass and mirage and c9 haven't played train a ton so they couldn't anti strat as hard hence the OT) Anyhow great tourney for liquid to prove themselves as a good team but I doubt they'll this well again. They just got underestimated.
2018-02-12 02:09
no.
2018-02-12 15:59
#99
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United States BaguetteArmy 
Why was c9 given a map by default?
2018-02-12 02:10
#100
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Germany MinoriAiko 
Upper bracket
2018-02-12 02:11
Cloud and Liquid are 2 great teams Na cs is now good Congratz Team Liquid deserved win today
2018-02-12 02:12
#104
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Europe tweekzter 
-default +dust2
2018-02-12 02:13
Lmao
2018-02-12 15:32
makes sense they beat SK
2018-02-12 02:13
#108
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Brazil R_ananias 
Both beat SK
2018-02-12 02:13
yeah thus the "they"
2018-02-12 02:14
#160
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Brazil R_ananias 
Oh thought you meant "liquid" as they.
2018-02-12 02:46
#107
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Brazil arck 
Congratz Liquid! Amazing improvement!
2018-02-12 02:13
#110
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Brazil R_ananias 
I'm happy for Zews and steel.
2018-02-12 02:14
#121
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Argentina clute 
mvp naf or nitro brazilian fans so disgusting
2018-02-12 02:17
you're disgusting whiny btch
2018-02-12 02:28
#167
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Argentina clute 
kys caralho mad
2018-02-12 02:49
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK kys caralho mad
2018-02-12 02:56
#185
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Argentina clute 
idiot favela
2018-02-12 03:06
im laughing at your dumb face btw no scene so bad
2018-02-12 03:09
#162
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Brazil R_ananias 
I'm just happy for them that's all.
2018-02-12 02:47
ez for Steel and Zews
2018-02-12 02:14
#117
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Argentina clute 
toxic brazilians
2018-02-12 02:16
my god, ppl in this site cry for everything man up
2018-02-12 02:17
#123
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Argentina clute 
I really hate brazilian people
2018-02-12 02:18
no one asked for your opinion
2018-02-12 02:18
#126
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Argentina clute 
toxic lula
2018-02-12 02:18
NAF the best player on the server as expected.
2018-02-12 02:15
#125
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Hong Kong Ojisan 
Liquid overperforming just a fluke
2018-02-12 02:18
ez for BR
2018-02-12 02:19
#128
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United States StewieOnLAN 
Rip my bois but USA top1
2018-02-12 02:19
cs na
2018-02-12 02:20
#132
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Brazil Mrsullivan0 
CLOWN9 is the new gambit !! Expected #RUNSKG
2018-02-12 02:21
They still beat your shit team and so did Liquid so stfu
2018-02-12 02:24
#154
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Brazil Mrsullivan0 
When a NA team came top 1, u can talk, until this, stfu no scene !!
2018-02-12 02:39
Because hltv rankings are 100% accurate. they put faze top 1 ffs
2018-02-12 04:11
#133
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Brazil infesterinc 
Really deserved.. Gratz Liquid fans.
2018-02-12 02:21
#135
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Venezuela Awki2 
tier 2 event lul
2018-02-12 02:22
100% throw
2018-02-12 02:22
ska back to being a bot rip
2018-02-12 02:24
#139
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Australia BTwice 
Congrats and full credit to Liquid. Outplayed. Good for NA cs
2018-02-12 02:24
winning a b03 2-0 against SK, and beating c9 in b05 when they're playing so good recently, also with a 1-0 map advantage. NAF has put Liquid on another lvl.
2018-02-12 02:24
lol. if you watched any of the maps you could say c9 was definitely not playing at their peak. they were not hitting shots, but still, props to liquid for winning. theyve improved immensely over the duration of this event, hopefully they can keep it. still think -steel +Nifty would be an ideal way to go if they want to be consistently top1, but we'll see
2018-02-12 02:38
#176
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United States YuukiOgawa 
The whole major was just skadoodle over performing this is what happens when he doesn't
2018-02-12 02:54
ska was the worst rated player except for in the finals... what are you on about
2018-02-15 03:21
#323
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United States YuukiOgawa 
I dont care about the finals he over performed the whole tourney
2018-02-15 03:33
MAJOR CHAMPS LMAO
2018-02-12 02:26
#146
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Russia V1P3RRR 
WTF
2018-02-12 02:31
Not fair. They already played a bo3. So they were warmed up
2018-02-12 02:34
yea not like C9 were 1-0 or anything
2018-02-12 03:57
#208
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United States Triforce07 
+1
2018-02-12 05:51
#318
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United States hobbitender 
+1
2018-02-13 16:54
#151
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Brazil luizzvilhena 
the difference that a coach does in a team,SK needs one,but deserved liquid,NA CS looks pretty good #RUNSKG
2018-02-12 02:36
SK could do with the right coach, but IMO it would only work if they are an old student of FalleN or something.. they do have dead as a coach/father figure kind of manager guy or whatever right ? Analyst ? The biggest problem for SK was reading the new Liquid CT sides, they were pugging and know how SK play, and had zews as well, SK could only make educated guesses and try for good mid round calls. Really interested to hear FalleN talk about what mid round calls were made, Liquid played extremely well in a loose style and nitr0 is calling well, so no surprise in hindsight.. very hard day at the office for SK, and sometimes the little things hit really hard. Multiple times they weren't ready for a CT position or had to try and create something very late in the round. They often have trouble against unknown teams, there is a lot of assumption in CSGO in general, never have full info etc, have to make the best guess And lacking preparation hurts structured teams the most, no matter how good the system or players are, I think it showed very clearly today
2018-02-12 02:46
#187
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Brazil luizzvilhena 
Well,zakk former imt coach is avaible,but could work it or not And i did not see the liquid game (i only watched the game against torquad),so i'll not talk about it cause i dont have the information for it,and maybe i would say something wrong(i only heard that sk in tr took to much time to open the sites) And about lacking of preparation,fer and cold said that they dont watch demos,just training strats in the maps,so its easy to other teams create new stuff against them
2018-02-12 03:09
#187
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Brazil luizzvilhena 
Well,zakk former imt coach is avaible,but could work it or not And i did not see the liquid game (i only watched the game against torquad),so i'll not talk about it cause i dont have the information for it,and maybe i would say something wrong(i only heard that sk in tr took to much time to open the sites) And about lacking of preparation,fer and cold said that they dont watch demos,just training strats in the maps,so its easy to other teams create new stuff against them
2018-02-12 03:09
The cobble T side was like they were blindfolded or something, really worth watching. Starseies next week, expect a big showing from SK. If they are good odds I might bet them to win pre groups, zero reason to doubt them considering all factors When you don't have a solid read on a CT side you either take longer to progress to a site and use synergy and comms to clear spots and hope clutch factor gets you through the round, or you make the best read you can from info gathered and basically YOLO shove all in on the flop in texas holdem with a decent hand. SK got the sharp end of the stick whichever way they went, Liquid core is super well drilled and took full advantage. How hard a situation they were in can't really be overstated, Liquid have a star lineup, performing well individually. CSGO is great isn't it ? as the guys said a few times, there is often no right or wrong choice in a round. So with how competitive the scene is at the moment, getting destroyed in rounds and whole maps is bound to happen sometimes. SK attempt at comeback on Cobble showed how good they are on the map now, but a huge lead and economy system only took 1 good call from nitr0 and it was basically over
2018-02-12 03:39
#152
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Indonesia FinZzz 
The fuck
2018-02-12 02:37
Fantastic to see them finally win, will be a big boost. Sick roster now, rip jdm stop lounging bro ! too far from the screen lol.. Elige nitr0 NAF Twistzz who are the star players, spoilt with such depth.. steel is very capable and will integrate well. Z E W S G O D ! C9 starting to be worked out by the other teams, but still top 3 or 4, Liquid will be a big analysis target for teams now but have months of development to come yet.. could easily win again soon and move up to 4th ! SK struggled with reading their CT setups and ran out of time a heap so not reading too much into it myself, only one tournament so still close for #1 rank with FaZe.. just move Liquid a bunch of spots maybe to around 6th after fnatic.. G2 and mouz 7th/8th.. HYPE ! bring on Starseies and IEM ! CSGO has such a sick pro scene, Kiev is going to be insane with BO3 Swiss.. so many great teams capable of making top4
2018-02-12 02:40
#157
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Poland Marcines 
c9 era didnt stand long
2018-02-12 02:41
Bit of a perfect storm, G2 were horrible, SK were drained and style matchup and maps suited C9 a lot, felps did well considering he had to play opposite to his natural style And FaZe had NiKo go 0-0-7 with 4 ADR on Overpass so yeah
2018-02-12 02:49
#319
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United States hobbitender 
Yeah faze would have won the major if niko showed up in the way he did in past turnys
2018-02-13 16:59
yay Liquid finally win something. every time they try to win something whenever they're in the GFs they always end up in second place
2018-02-12 02:43
What a long road for Elige and nitr0 eh.. so damn happy for them, and the others have all shown theyre sick players but been circumstances against them.. so good for steel and NAF to get into this team Hard work pays off again ! congrats to Liquid they have the lineup and all the pieces finally, glad jdm is gone nothing personal ofc.. Liquid now have the potential to win big tournaments even a major, the next 3 months will tell a lot about their chances, but it looks really good FaZe and SK have just as much work to do too, next major could literally have as many as 8 teams capable of winning the thing, which would be mental !
2018-02-12 02:53
#210
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United States Triforce07 
I am a Liquid fan and have been since Cluj 2015, so I have ridden this journey with them since I began playing csgo. So excited for this team and they will be tested even more at Starseries with a whole lot better group of teams. Can't wait to see what this squad is capable of with even more time... I mean they pulled this awesome upset win after just a few days of their new roster. #TLWin
2018-02-12 05:57
+100
2018-02-12 14:37
#175
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World Buick 
L O L O L OL O L O L OL O L O L OL O L O L OL O L O L OL O L O L OL O L O L OL O L O L OL O L O L OL O L O L OL O L O L OL O L O L OL O L O L OL O L O L OL O L O L O L
2018-02-12 02:54
Let's be honest - in terms of prizepool this was just a T2 event, attended by SK only because it required small investment. And surely TL and C9 were there too because it's an NA tournament. SK didn't care much and let their countrymen zews and steel win. Cloud9 after winning a major didn't care either, while winning the event by another NA team would overhype the NA CS scene really much thus more fans and more sponsors (read money) would be involved which is fine for the NA teams overall. OK, Cloud9 found out how to rape karrigan and shox (the "ingame leaders" lol, the choker and the permanent kid), and they can even win Starladder, but I believe that C9 will not win Katowice while Liquid will not even make it to top4. But yeah, the main goal of cs_summit has been reached - the fans think that NA is the best, and I feel like till the end of this month the SK fans will lose the title of the most annoying persons to the C9 & TL fans.
2018-02-12 02:59
#235
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World berd 
Let's be honest here, the only sad thing is how fucking long your excuse is.
2018-02-12 08:30
#251
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Hungary Envo. 
rekt level 9000
2018-02-12 10:43
You win
2018-02-12 14:37
#291
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Brazil ovomexido 
or maybe Liquid played better and SK played really bad and that's it, i truly believe this was not a fluke or ''honeymoon '' period for liquid and that this is their true level right now
2018-02-12 15:32
the rise of NA?
2018-02-12 03:00
#189
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Other mikecool 
NA strongest region now xD
2018-02-12 03:09
jdm was right ^^
2018-02-12 03:40
#194
kNgV- | 
Brazil TEUS1 
Ez for nip Gj get right
2018-02-12 03:48
#195
Hobbit | 
Spain Alser 
Wow sick stuff Liquid
2018-02-12 03:50
Ska finally back to being the Ska we know so well and became so comfortable with before the major.. All things are now in order once again. Phew.
2018-02-12 04:01
One tourney that doesn't matter = back to slump??? lol
2018-02-12 04:47
#226
jks | 
Australia TidePods 
yep getting out awped by nitr0 is something else
2018-02-12 07:17
Yepppp... That feeling when Ska gets out-awped by liquids IGL that doesn't even awp really. (Various commentators were saying that nitr0 was doing the IGL'ing for liquid).
2018-02-13 00:57
#234
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World berd 
Retarded? Ska was still playing like a beast all 5 maps, but tarik and Stewie outshined him.
2018-02-12 08:29
#202
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Sweden Mrjohn 
NIP HAHAHA
2018-02-12 04:22
#209
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Ukraine w1nthoil 
maajor winners smh
2018-02-12 05:54
#212
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Indonesia slimyp1g 
So, who beat SK before the grand final that's the team that gonna win the event :/
2018-02-12 06:17
yeah
2018-02-12 06:20
C9 OMEGALUL
2018-02-12 06:37
#216
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Sweden Lev1troN 
HAHAHAHAHh
2018-02-12 06:41
#218
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Indonesia FalenT 
C9 C9 C9
2018-02-12 06:56
#219
shox | 
France F4KER 
free 1 win lul
2018-02-12 06:57
Major chumpions LUL
2018-02-12 07:10
Ez steelga
2018-02-12 07:23
#229
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Malaysia byaIi 
who said to me liquid gonna be 16th ? :))
2018-02-12 07:54
#231
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Bulgaria FrostNixon 
Ska back to his form
2018-02-12 08:05
#233
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World berd 
NaF too strong gg
2018-02-12 08:28
who ever beats sk is the tournament champions......xd
2018-02-12 08:40
#240
Stewie2K | 
Singapore Curf 
liquid did 2-0 sk
2018-02-12 09:03
next time they can't....
2018-02-15 12:48
ROFL C9 era
2018-02-12 08:44
#247
rain | 
Yugoslavia mrmojo 
+1
2018-02-12 10:12
#241
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Czech Republic Miky28CZ 
All americans now changing fan of team liquid no more c9 hahhahaha
2018-02-12 09:06
7-8 RiP
2018-02-12 09:24
c9 should disband. there is no excuse to losing vs TL with the worst brazilian player steel!
2018-02-12 10:29
nt SHOOWTiME
2018-02-12 12:55
#249
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Germany Tunio 
C9 trash XD
2018-02-12 10:30
cloud9 need nitr0 kappa
2018-02-12 11:04
#254
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
liquid was lucky to win this train, but still gz btw, how much salty sk boiz lol?
2018-02-12 11:25
#256
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Denmark Xipingu 
Already making up 1000 excuses LUL
2018-02-12 11:27
#257
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
dude, where is astralis? (dont answer, we know its tier36872389)
2018-02-12 11:28
#259
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Denmark Xipingu 
That is irrelevant, but expected from the typical lowkey HLTV user. And I was referring to the SK fans being mad about NA bashing them twice. Btw Liquid wasn’t lucky, SK were just playing like crap.
2018-02-12 11:31
#274
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
ohwell, i thought you talking about C9 and i was not talking about TL vs SK amtch, but about TL vs C9 train..
2018-02-12 13:22
#277
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Denmark Xipingu 
I guess we just misunderstood each other then. No worries. Whatever happened between C9 and Liquid seems to be Liquid overperforming over the level they normally do. I guess that could be tracked back to them being hyped over beating SK - technically speaking.
2018-02-12 14:06
#279
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
C9 has one big issue for years already - its ska; when he's in good shape - he is easily the best NA awper without any doubts and top5 world awper for sure, the problem is that he's in bad shape more often than not :c (and no, jdm is not even close to ska neither on good shape nor bad, he had like 5-10 good maps in last 3-4 years at best and was underperforming every single time since TL singed him)
2018-02-12 14:11
#285
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Denmark Xipingu 
Agreed, Ska definitely is the problem - due to the bad shape rather than good shape, as proven by the major to Summit. I guess you can practice consistency, but since it's been like this for years, hell, it's confusing as to what really can be done about this... :( JDM in my book was starting to miss really easy shots. It was not entirely like watching Sixer, but in the last 2 tournaments he was in, he might as well have been 70% Sixer tbh. So I wouldn't compare JDM to Ska in the first place, don't worry.
2018-02-12 14:38
#255
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Denmark Xipingu 
Skadoodle back to the bottom again. Huh. Gz Liquid.
2018-02-12 11:26
#258
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Indonesia ojik29 
Did C9 just lose on mirage?? WP Team Liquid
2018-02-12 11:29
Bot scadoodle
2018-02-12 11:37
Im so happy for steel. Congrats liquit
2018-02-12 11:45
#275
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
i see what you did here
2018-02-12 13:22
#262
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United Kingdom Jobelspice 
NA era ez
2018-02-12 11:51
nip almost beat liquid so nip top 1
2018-02-12 11:59
#265
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Latvia im da bes 
stupit summit only upset wins in bo3 they probably all made sicret deal
2018-02-12 12:08
#266
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Slovakia Legeden 
Well played by Liquid, this roster seems like what they've needed. Really good matches to watch and all in all fun tournament.
2018-02-12 12:32
C9 has 1 map advantage and still loses Ez liquid top 1 NA
2018-02-12 12:43
Liquid Tier 3 team ez
2018-02-12 12:45
#271
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Romania Tise 
C L O W N 9
2018-02-12 12:48
rip skins :D
2018-02-12 13:52
Skadoodle back to his real form... Nice
2018-02-12 14:07
Very nice event. Liquid deserved this, multiple important individual storylines: -Naf JUST arrived and already he is proving why he's one of the best NA players out there at the moment. -Steel poor guy experienced first hand IMT getting destroyed and now he has experienced victory with Liquid instead. -Nitr0's awping is just getting better and better, amazing progress. On the other hand sloppy plays from C9, maybe they gassed out or something. Either way hopefully Liquid will maintain their momentum, GGWP you guys.
2018-02-12 14:28
WOW im so proud of TL! What an amazing weekend.
2018-02-12 15:28
#295
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United States amnesiahaze 
ez for my boy nigg@ steelz, cry is free
2018-02-12 16:10
What's mean "default"?
2018-02-12 16:36
finally my boi jon winning some cup
2018-02-12 16:41
Tarik 'tarik' Celik 0.93 Timothy 'autimatic' Ta 0.88 Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham 0.86
2018-02-12 19:46
#306
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United States N37O 
Last night I took a L but tonight I bounce back.
2018-02-12 20:40
SK throwing for skins and/or saving strats are the only viable excuses I guess LUL
2018-02-13 00:41
No excuse tbh, liquid played really well
2018-02-14 09:48
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