Liquid, Cloud9 pick up wins in Katowice

Liquid have defeated Gambit 16-10 on Mirage, while Cloud9 have survived a scare against TyLoo scare on Inferno, 16-14.

In their first appearance in Katowice, Liquid and Gambit battled it out on Mirage. As Terrorists, the North American team got off to the better start after winning the initial three rounds, but then Gambit responded with a four-round winning streak to bag a minimum lead.

Nevertheless, a loose CZ-buy went Liquid's way, and, from that point, Nick "nitr0" Cannella's men further added to their lead, 7-4. Gambit countered the North Americans in the next round, however, and, except for the last round of the half, constantly denied them from finding any breaches on the defence.

Liquid are now 1-0 in Katowice

In the second half, Keith "NAF" Markovic could not close out a 1v2 situation, but then his team stacked on A to counter their opponents' anti-eco and set themselves up for an 11-8 lead. Liquid further increased their lead with a successful gun round, and, despite losing two more rounds, they would wrap things off quite easily, 16-10.

Matchpage
16
10
27th February 2018
16
Mirage
10

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 27 - 17 +10 97.5 1.59
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 21 - 20 +1 102.9 1.32
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 24 - 17 +7 91.6 1.31
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 19 - 11 +8 74.3 1.23
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 16 - 16 0 71.1 1.10
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 17 - 21 -4 84.5 0.92
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 18 - 21 -3 79.3 0.86
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 18 - 23 -5 68.9 0.82
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 17 - 22 -5 65.0 0.82
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 11 - 20 -9 57.1 0.70

The match on the secondary stream kicked off on Inferno, with Cloud9 picking up the first pistol as CTs. TYLOO responded well in a third-round buy, eventually equalizing things at 2-2, but the North Americans then got back to the lead in an eco round with two saved UMPs.

Although TYLOO were able to win their third round thanks to a triple-kill from Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand in a 2v3 post-plant situation, Cloud9 immediately rallied themselves to a 7-3 lead. However, the Chinese side replied with a shoddy yet successful CZ-buy, and lost only two more rounds to reduce the deficit to 6-9 by half-time.

Ke "captainMo" Liu opened up the second half with an impressive quad-kill, setting his team up for a 9-9 tie.  Cloud9 would hit 14 rounds fairly easily after winning five rounds in a row, but TYLOO came up huge with a very tight defence to equalize things off. However, an heroic 1v3 post-plant clutch from Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham then paved the way for Cloud9 to close out the map, 16-14. 

Matchpage
14
16
27th February 2018
14
Inferno
16

 TYLOO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China Hui 'DD' WuDD 28 - 22 +6 98.1 1.36
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' FerdinandBnTeT 22 - 18 +4 73.6 1.13
China Ke 'captainMo' LiucaptainMo 21 - 23 -2 73.3 1.08
Indonesia Kevin 'xccurate' Susantoxccurate 17 - 21 -4 57.7 0.88
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody 9 - 20 -11 43.2 0.69
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 27 - 21 +6 95.9 1.39
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 28 - 18 +10 82.1 1.33
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 20 - 20 0 81.6 1.18
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 15 - 19 -4 68.9 1.03
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 14 - 19 -5 54.7 0.77

United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
China Ke 'captainMo' Liu
Ke 'captainMo' Liu
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
747
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
692
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.15
2 asians > 5 asians
2018-02-27 14:44
fck uuuuuu my dream to become first is destroyed
2018-02-27 14:45
sorry men D:
2018-02-27 14:47
#33
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
Keep fighting
2018-02-27 15:06
#10
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
skadaddy <3
2018-02-27 14:46
nice one dood, you're lucky I was getting food :P
2018-02-27 14:48
:D
2018-02-27 14:49
I was really slow on the magisk news and still got #2 somehow
2018-02-27 14:49
WIRELESS MOUSE
2018-02-27 14:44
NIce!
2018-02-27 14:45
Easy for Cloud9 Have a very first day! VeryFirstGuy
2018-02-27 14:45
rip
2018-02-27 14:45
#9
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CIS LRtx 
>16:14 >easy for cloud9
2018-02-27 14:46
#8
Brehze | 
United States CS_Gawd 
Ez 4 NA
2018-02-27 14:46
#11
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Poland Hell2k 
NA strong
2018-02-27 14:46
#12
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Sweden yayer 
ez
2018-02-27 14:47
baik baik
2018-02-27 14:47
WTF c9 almost losing to Tyloo that is a dissapointment
2018-02-27 14:47
They have like five Asians we got two
2018-02-27 14:48
#16
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Gambit back to mediocre
2018-02-27 14:47
#17
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North America noahB_ 
EZ NA ERA
2018-02-27 14:47
#22
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Finland Taynz 
Na era win tyloo 16-14 LUL
2018-02-27 14:49
#26
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North America noahB_ 
A win is a win Mr. FAZE FAN. FAZE 4TH PLACE LIQUID EZ WIN 2-1. Just Like major final faze choke in the 3rd map. Most expensive team in the world btw LUL, superteam btw LUL Faze is budget mouz.
2018-02-27 14:51
#30
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Finland Taynz 
Mouz is budget FaZe and FaZe dont care about third place retard btw Cloud9 cant go playoffs HAHA
2018-02-27 14:58
#31
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North America noahB_ 
Sure it really looked like they didnt care when they went to quadruple OT on inferno to eventually eek out a win.
2018-02-27 15:06
FaZe kek faze lost to Vega Squadron on a bo1 you really think you can talk here?
2018-02-27 14:54
NA ERA
2018-02-27 14:47
#19
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Kazakhstan yeska17 
Not the best showing from Kazakhstan players, hopefully they will bounce back.
2018-02-27 14:48
Bro NAF is so freaking good, now we can say he was underrated AF.
2018-02-27 14:49
CLulG
2018-02-27 14:53
“Berd”? More like “retarded” LUL
2018-02-27 15:10
Same, he's been doing so well its insane
2018-02-27 15:19
TyLUL and Tier9, great match
2018-02-27 14:53
#32
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Slovakia TatKo 
nt Tyloo, unlucky that somebody had a bad day
2018-02-27 15:06
Tyloo is REALLY scary according to HLTV lol
2018-02-27 15:08
#37
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Yugoslavia plsnopermaban 
“Cloud9 have survived a scare against a TyLoo scare on Inferno” LUL
2018-02-27 15:43
#38
BnTeT | 
China Liuxiao 
Hope Tyloo can beat Gambit, go ahead guys
2018-02-27 15:54
Nt tyloo
2018-02-27 16:00
-seized +any, Gambit top4
2018-02-27 17:11
Gone those days when you could spam "NA CS lul". They are too stronk now.
2018-02-27 17:23
Twistzz aim lock vs Gambit: twitch.tv/videos/233361393?t=00h49m40s 1st kill: suspicious 2nd kill: ok 3rd kill: aim located the guy behind boxes
2018-02-27 17:34
#46
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Sweden hudgun 
NAF is so underrated this guy is so constant atm
2018-02-28 07:24
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