Liquid defeat Gambit; fnatic ease past TyLoo in Marseille

Liquid have kicked off their DreamHack Masters Marseille run on the right foot after beating Gambit 16-7, while fnatic have defeated TyLoo with a dominant 16-4 score.

In their first official match with Epitacio "TACO" de Melo, Liquid battled it out against Gambit on Cobblestone. Starting out as Counter-Terrorists, the North Americans bagged a 3-0 lead after securing the first pistol round, but then Gambit levelled up the score.

With their economy back on track, Liquid started stringing rounds together, constantly denying Gambit from breaking through their defence. In the 12th round, however, the Kazakhstan side was finally able to stop their opponents' streak, losing only one more round to bring the deficit to three rounds by half-time.

TACO's debut for Liquid ended quickly

Liquid began the second half with another pistol round win, and then cruised to a 12-6 lead. From that moment, Nick "nitr0" Cannella's men remained in the driving seat and calmly hit match-point. Gambit still responded in the following round, but it was all in vain as Liquid then wrapped things up fairly easily.

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 21 - 11 +10 88.1 1.42
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 18 - 14 +4 94.1 1.39
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 20 - 12 +8 85.9 1.35
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 20 - 9 +11 86.3 1.33
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 15 - 11 +4 78.5 1.27
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 17 - 18 -1 87.0 1.06
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 14 - 19 -5 73.9 0.79
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 11 - 20 -9 56.8 0.63
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 9 - 19 -10 43.7 0.59
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 6 - 18 -12 45.6 0.58

The Group C opening match kicked off on Inferno, with Kevin "xccurate" Susanto's men picking up their CT-side pistol. fnatic countered their opponents in the next round, however, and, from that point, kept overwhelming TYLOO's defence to go up 11-1.

Even though TYLOO then strung the final three rounds of the half to hit the four-round mark, fnatic would not let them raise their hopes, and quickly finished things off in the second half.

Matchpage
16
4
18th April 2018
16
Inferno
4

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 22 - 8 +14 104.9 1.75
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 20 - 12 +8 101.0 1.59
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 14 - 13 +1 82.7 1.39
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 11 - 14 -3 74.8 1.00
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 10 - 12 -2 55.3 0.85
 TYLOO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China Hui 'DD' WuDD 13 - 16 -3 89.5 0.96
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' FerdinandBnTeT 11 - 15 -4 75.7 0.87
Indonesia Kevin 'xccurate' Susantoxccurate 13 - 16 -3 63.6 0.76
China Ke 'captainMo' LiucaptainMo 12 - 15 -3 53.4 0.74
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody 10 - 15 -5 46.4 0.71

Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
950
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Indonesia Kevin 'xccurate' Susanto
Kevin 'xccurate' Susanto
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
533
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1171
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Zeus was the key to success. seized is the problem.
2018-04-18 18:00
Zeus is bad
2018-04-18 18:01
Can confirm
2018-04-18 18:01
#17
ELMO | 
Sweden herb 
god krimz
2018-04-18 18:04
#13
TACO | 
Brazil TonimSan 
But he became suddenly good in Gambit, and suddenly bad again back in NaVi.
2018-04-18 18:02
#22
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Brazil Dickzera 
+1
2018-04-18 18:14
#29
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Brazil bacon1 
not zeus, neither seized.... just TACO is the key!
2018-04-18 18:56
No
2018-04-18 18:58
Liquid looking strong af. Taco is really good, its a shame he got baited by Cold all the time....
2018-04-18 18:00
#20
kNgV- | 
Brazil vini_zan 
Taco is god
2018-04-18 18:07
Taco aim is insane I remember taco headshots when he is on fire
2018-04-18 19:33
6/6 right now
2018-04-18 18:00
rekt again unlucky
2018-04-18 18:00
...ok? How do I mute on hltv
2018-04-18 18:06
hltv addon
2018-04-18 18:18
me too thanks
2018-04-18 18:19
#5
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Italy Federico1001 
Expected
2018-04-18 18:00
-seized
2018-04-18 18:01
Expected
2018-04-18 18:01
#10
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Poland Marcines 
stop inviting gambit, dead team
2018-04-18 18:01
#11
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United States Trump2020KAG 
taco positive gg
2018-04-18 18:02
#12
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United Kingdom KemNG 
tbh tyloo didnt even frag that badly
2018-04-18 18:02
Wowowow
2018-04-18 18:03
#15
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Turkey Fugiart 
rip lanbit
2018-04-18 18:03
#16
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Sweden flippig 
major winners? OMEGALUL
2018-04-18 18:04
#21
tarik | 
United States Frostz 
expected
2018-04-18 18:08
Two Faced Toledo 0-1 BOT TACO 1-0
2018-04-18 18:32
GAMBOT...
2018-04-18 18:37
#28
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Brazil digozamaral 
Ez taco
2018-04-18 18:53
#32
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United States DiabIo 
Ez bottom frag for support player toco
2018-04-18 20:11
tyLOL.. waste of spot, always lose.. stupid ASIAN. such a disgrace to ASIAN team.
2018-04-18 21:01
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