Liquid to semis over mousesports

LucasAM
May 18th, 2018 21:24

Liquid took the series in two maps, winning Mirage 22-20 and their own pick, Dust2, 16-4, to book a ticket to the semi-finals.

The quarter-final series started on Mirage, mousesports’ pick, with the European winning the pistol round very convincingly on the attacking side. Having won the two anti-ecos, mousesports then played a slow round, controlling mid, but were unable to close the round out as Liquid won the trade battles around connector to get on the board. The following round also went the way of the North American team, as they stopped a late B push from Chris "chrisJ" de Jong & co.

The European team then won three rounds in a row to take a 6-3 lead, but Liquid quickly countered by tightening up their defense to take the lead into the half, 9-6. The second pistol round also went the way of mousesports, as Martin "STYKO" Styk was able to stick a defuse in smoke on A to bag the round. Having won the anti-ecos, mousesports followed it up winning the first gun round on B, bringing it back to 9-9 and forcing Liquid to once again have to play with pistols.

The second gun round went better for the North American team, as they took the A site and planted before Keith "NAF" Markovic closed the round out with three kills. mousesports then brought it back to 10-11, but a four-kill round by NAF with the CZ75 and an AK kept it tied up heading into the last stretch of the map. Liquid couldn’t capitalize the following round, though, as mousesports won the follow-up making it a back-and-forth match. With NAF on fire burning Liquid won four rounds in a row to get on match point, but mousesports played a heroic last few rounds to take it to overtime after chrisJ cleared the way in the last round with three AWP kills.

Liquid were quick to close out Dust2 after a hard fought Mirage

The first overtime started with both teams trading rounds, but Liquid then went on a streak to get on match point. That’s when chrisJ appeared once again, getting a bit quad-kill on A to keep his team in it. mousesports then played once again towards the A site, managing to take it to a second overtime. Now on the CT side, Liquid managed to snatch the first round with a solid A defense. Once again the teams traded rounds although it was Liquid taking the lead in the half. The North American team then won it out, 22-20, as mousesports were unable to defuse in time in the last round of the half.

The second map, Dust2, started with a huge round pistol round by Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken who put his team ahead with four kills on the attacking side. The North American team then relentlessly abused the B site, completely dominating the site and winning round after round. Down 1-8, chrisJ sniped down three to try and kickstart a comeback, but Liquid kept on unrelentless, winning the last round of the half with three kills by Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski for an 11-4 half.

After the switch, Liquid started slowly shutting the possibilities of mousesports coming back, winning the pistol round, against a forcebuy, and an anti-eco before getting on match point after winning the first proper gun round. They then closed it out , 16-4, moving on to the semi-finals where they will face Natus Vincere.

Matchpage
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18th May 2018
20
Mirage
22
4
Dust2
16

 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 48 - 46 +2 85.8 1.17
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 44 - 49 -5 84.2 1.09
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 35 - 41 -6 63.7 0.87
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 27 - 43 -16 46.1 0.68
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 26 - 42 -16 49.8 0.66
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 52 - 34 +18 90.2 1.30
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 41 - 36 +5 79.1 1.23
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 43 - 36 +7 73.2 1.14
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 40 - 35 +5 67.5 1.13
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 44 - 41 +3 71.4 1.04

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
962
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
924
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
902
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
708
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1298
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
#1
Lucky | 
France Daniska 
ez
2018-05-18 21:24
#13
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Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-05-18 21:25
#16
NiKo | 
Austria adse_ 
expected
2018-05-18 21:25
expected
2018-05-18 21:29
#71
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Spain JustNo 
expected
2018-05-18 21:58
#73
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France uNLmofo 
Not expected
2018-05-18 22:00
#74
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Spain JustNo 
reported
2018-05-18 22:00
deleted
2018-05-18 23:39
#88
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France uNLmofo 
edited
2018-05-19 01:39
#89
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United States ToiletSeat 
erased
2018-05-19 02:25
Expected
2018-05-18 21:25
n1
2018-05-18 21:24
#18
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Brazil Plou 
visibility
2018-05-18 21:26
#3
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Ukraine Diskoroflan 
ez
2018-05-18 21:24
#4
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Poland Frytekooo 
lol
2018-05-18 21:24
2nd
2018-05-18 21:24
#72
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Spain JustNo 
=( Reply needs to have actual content
2018-05-18 21:59
#6
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Ukraine Diskoroflan 
ezfornavi
2018-05-18 21:24
#7
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Brazil Nickzim 
MOUSECHOKE
2018-05-18 21:24
#8
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
EZ
2018-05-18 21:25
Gud Job TL
2018-05-18 21:25
#10
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
ez
2018-05-18 21:25
#11
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
Wow
2018-05-18 21:25
#12
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United States Theabsolute 
Mousesports complete utter shit in the moment
2018-05-18 21:25
#93
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
in the moment
2018-05-19 08:42
NICE
2018-05-18 21:25
#17
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Netherlands [Np]KNz 
wtf ?
2018-05-18 21:25
#19
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Netherlands DerFuhrer 
-styko
2018-05-18 21:26
#20
Zeus | 
CIS LRtx 
EZ4NAVI
2018-05-18 21:26
#21
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Brazil HueyNewton 
Nice guys, well done
2018-05-18 21:26
Vaco GOD
2018-05-18 21:26
#41
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
BOTACO ALWAYS LOW LOL
2018-05-18 21:31
He played rly well tbh
2018-05-18 21:33
VACO best brazilian player
2018-05-18 21:34
#23
woxic | 
Europe artilele 
PogChamp
2018-05-18 21:26
Lol I actually thought they were going to lose
2018-05-18 21:26
NA dream still alive <3
2018-05-18 21:27
#26
suNny | 
Argentina Sunnie 
ropz not delivering was a big downsize ..
2018-05-18 21:27
#27
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France Dealotts 
wtf mouz so bad
2018-05-18 21:27
Styko fucking bot as in every tournament
2018-05-18 21:27
#61
Thorin | 
Egypt True_ 
They should probably get Kio or NBK after nV probably disband or leave and when shox team is done. Though Styko is a support player like TACO so its his job to bottom frag xd. Also, Ropz basically did as bad as him.
2018-05-18 21:43
Well Mouz really shouldnt be losing games like this. Even Styko is support I feel like they should get some player with even over 1.0 rating past 3 months :Dd
2018-05-18 22:40
#85
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United Kingdom Enticles! 
IMO it was the fact that Ropz was nonexistant why they lost Mirage. even the hero plays from the likes of SunNy and ChrisJ weren't enough to win the map - frankly it was a miracle they made it to OT. Dust 2 was pretty abysmal across the board though, today is a tough day to be a Mouz fan... some things that a mere mortal such as myself knows that they really should know for themselves by now: 1) Their Anti-Eco's are losing them games, how can you lose so many rounds to forcebuys / pistols and not realize it needs work is beyond me 2) awp's should not lead pushes - i am looking at you, Oskar! 3) when another team has a player famous for making lurk plays, and he is still alive - keep an eye behind for the eventual push that is coming. 4) if you have a player who is having a bad / off game, don't leave them anchoring sites alone - not that this is usually the case but Ropz really let squad down today. Credit where credit is due, Liquid deserved the win today, Twistzz and NAF were fucking GOD tier. however Mouz's issues certainly played into their hands.
2018-05-19 00:16
#94
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Denmark Xipingu 
+1 his arse is being licked too much, he is trash nonetheless xD
2018-05-19 10:28
#29
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Brazil metzu 
BOTACO smiling
2018-05-18 21:28
#30
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United States Shadow272 
Ez
2018-05-18 21:28
RIP the mouz :(
2018-05-18 21:28
#32
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United States TriHardSeven 
EZ Clap
2018-05-18 21:28
Let’s fucking go my boys!!
2018-05-18 21:28
#34
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Brazil NykruSan 
Mmm, TL can't stop Navi
2018-05-18 21:28
just watch ;)
2018-05-18 21:29
Of course they can. Navi has got two full time bots. In fact I'd favor Liquid at this point. Much more complete team. They just need to contain Simple.
2018-05-18 21:31
#46
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Brazil Dickzera 
+1
2018-05-18 21:33
#53
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Brazil NykruSan 
Who on TL can stop s1mple? better awper and better rifler.
2018-05-18 21:35
No one can alone but it's a five man game and it's not death match. Liquid is a more complete team. That's very obvious.
2018-05-18 21:40
#66
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Brazil NykruSan 
TL really need zews help for this match... TL stiil not solid tactical like when was eliminated from Flipsid3 (2017?!) is a team with great potential ... the shoks have decreased a lot, but it is not as stable as it could be (srry 4 my bad english... i trying)
2018-05-18 21:47
I'm not really getting your point man. It's cool though I'm sure it's tough speaking in another language especially in text. Regardless the Na'vi/Liquid match up will be a lot of fun to watch!
2018-05-18 21:50
But Flipside top 1 Ukrain
2018-05-18 23:56
#35
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Mongolia InSane^ 
Unexpected fckin worst team chokesports
2018-05-18 21:29
Ffs guys cut mousesports some slack, everyone has some off days, it's just a game, one bad match doesn't mean they have to resort to kicking players. Liquid played really well and all players contributed. Stop betting on teams you don't fully trust instead of being salty because they lost.
2018-05-18 21:31
#76
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Germany owjdb 
+1
2018-05-18 22:03
offday, happens
2018-05-18 21:30
#40
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Europe CZADCS 
lets go tapitacio
2018-05-18 21:30
#43
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Turkey Idiotb8er 
What a play by Liquid! GL on semis
2018-05-18 21:32
#44
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Brazil Juneco 
mousesports fluke is over
2018-05-18 21:32
"fluke" lol Easy for #3 team in the world
2018-05-19 08:22
Ropz and styko didnt delivers anything today that make them lose especially at mirage where they got rekted by cz and SMGs
2018-05-18 21:33
ropz big task on shoulder for defending a alone most of the time .
2018-05-18 21:33
Yeah, and the rotation timing is not right most of the time that making the retake much harder for mouz
2018-05-18 21:38
Kick oskar. toxic, unstable.
2018-05-18 21:33
TACO 44 kills
2018-05-18 21:34
Taco had a positive series rating and K/D. Good for him. Have a depressing day! -VeryDepressingGuy
2018-05-18 21:39
I've never been able to hear that a player who won two consecutive majors with good performance was a tier4 player, a bot ...
2018-05-18 21:40
expected from bracketsports tbh
2018-05-18 21:35
#58
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Europe Cariocazera 
ez 4 Liquid
2018-05-18 21:41
so ez for canada
2018-05-18 21:42
#60
s1mple | 
Ukraine Syom4ik 
S1mple love destroy Liquid))))
2018-05-18 21:42
#62
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
rofl shitsports got schooled
2018-05-18 21:44
#63
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Poland Bialeczny1998 
ez ez ez
2018-05-18 21:44
#64
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Europe Conq 
Liquid.Ropz bot styko
2018-05-18 21:45
#65
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Brazil nitezinho 
nicejob
2018-05-18 21:45
#67
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Brazil Smartzilian 
God Taco
2018-05-18 21:48
#69
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United States munkE_pOo 
Tops choked.
2018-05-18 21:56
kick_styko_ffs
2018-05-18 21:57
Mous really could have won mirage had they played up to their strengths Their confidence was just crushed for dust 2 and they never even got anything working
2018-05-18 22:01
#77
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Morocco de_cpl_mill 
Bot styko and ropzbiceps played so poorly
2018-05-18 22:05
Martin 'STYKO' Styk 26 - 42 -16 49.8 0.66 ur days are numbered noob ez liquid ty for 2.40 odds LMAO
2018-05-18 22:16
naf #1 NA naf nifty autimatic stewie elige top1 hltv
2018-05-18 22:26
TACO = BLATANT CHEATER
2018-05-18 23:27
How many times we need to write - styko?
2018-05-18 23:59
Taco was the problem they said lol hahaha
2018-05-19 00:19
#91
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Ukraine minemax 
+1 :)
2018-05-19 07:58
TACO was the problem LUL
2018-05-19 00:21
These stupid fucking casters never mentioned NAF's god like plays.
2018-05-19 03:20
#95
fer | 
Brazil Lucasyyz 
Sticko aim
2018-05-19 16:02
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