Liquid beat NRG; SK edge out VG.Flash in Kiev

In the first group stage round of StarSeries i-League Season 5, Liquid bested NRG 2-0, while SK needed the full three maps to beat VG.Flash.

The first match of the first round saw Liquid and NRG butting heads in a North American derby. On the first map, Cache, Liquid won the first pistol round and the ensuing two anti ecos.

They then took control of things and denied NRG a real way back in the half, with Damian "daps" Steele’s troops only getting three rounds before the switch at 12-3.

Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski and his men won the pistol round as CTs, but NRG answered back in the following eco round. They found their footing for a while, making it to 14-6 before Liquid shut them down again and closed out Cache with a 16-6 win.

NAF managed a 1.67 rating in the win over NRG

The second map was Inferno, where NRG took the first pistol round along with the next two. Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken answered back with an ace in Liquid’s first gun round, though, after which they brought it back to 3-3. EliGE’s men had the first half in their grasp, ending it with a 10-5 lead.

NRG won the pistol round again in the second half as well as the next two. Liquid nearly won their first gun round, but Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte had other plans. His team then evened the score, but couldn’t stop their North American rivals from taking off. Liquid took back control of the match and ended up winning Inferno 16-11 and the series 2-0.

Matchpage
2
0
28th May 2018
United States
16
Cache
6
16
Inferno
11
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 48 - 29 +19 110.2 1.67
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 38 - 29 +9 77.2 1.25
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 37 - 31 +6 78.1 1.22
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 35 - 28 +7 71.6 1.21
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 32 - 30 +2 72.1 1.09
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 37 - 40 -3 84.3 1.06
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 40 - 38 +2 76.7 1.06
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 32 - 36 -4 75.0 0.93
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 21 - 39 -18 53.8 0.72
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 17 - 37 -20 52.8 0.63

Starting out on Cache, SK took on VG.Flash in the other match of the first round. The Chinese narrowly won the first pistol round and took the subsequent two anti ecos.

VG.Flash took a firm grip of the map on the terrorist side, with YuLun "Summer" Cai and YuanZhang "Attacker" Sheng showing up big. SK finally got themselves on the board to make it 7-1, but failed to build on it against the dominating Chinese team, who ended the half with a 14-1 lead.

Summer carried his beastly performance over to the second half, getting a quad kill in the pistol round, which quickly led to VG.Flash securing Cache 16-1.

SK beat VG.Flash over three maps

Attacker became the hero in the first pistol round of the second map, Inferno, imitating his teammate from earlier with a 4k to win the round. SK won the following eco round, though, and from there took control of the first half, ending it 10-5 in their favour.

VG.Flash again showed up in the pistol round, winning it along with the following two anti ecos. The Chinese then found the recipe for succes, closed the gap and even surpassed SK, finding themselves with a 14-11 lead. They ended up at match point, but Marcelo "coldzera" David's men rallied to come back, securing overtime. They continued their good form in the extra rounds, quickly taking four to close out Inferno 19-15.

On the deciding map, Train, SK won the first pistol round as CTs and quickly established their dominance throughout the first half, only giving away two rounds to VG.Flash before the switch.

SK finally looked the part of the favourites, winning the pistol round in the second half and quickly closing down VG.Flash to win 16-2 on Train and 2-1 in the series.

Brazil
Matchpage
2
1
28th May 2018
1
Cache
16
19
Inferno
15
16
Train
2
 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 56 - 45 +11 80.8 1.16
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 53 - 44 +9 78.5 1.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 52 - 47 +5 74.6 1.07
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 44 - 53 -9 80.2 0.96
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 38 - 47 -9 68.7 0.83
 VG.Flash K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China YuLun 'Summer' CaiSummer 58 - 43 +15 86.8 1.26
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' ShengAttacker 58 - 50 +8 88.3 1.26
China WeiJie 'zhokiNg' ZhongzhokiNg 42 - 54 -12 77.2 1.01
Hong Kong WingHei 'Freeman' CheungFreeman 44 - 49 -5 67.2 1.01
China KunHua 'LOVEYY' BaiLOVEYY 33 - 47 -14 50.9 0.83
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
China YuLun 'Summer' Cai
YuLun 'Summer' Cai
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
909
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
902
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
#1
Snax | 
Europe drammar 
summer is coming
2018-05-28 12:06
#3
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
ez tl
2018-05-28 12:06
#7
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
EXPECTED
2018-05-28 12:07
#4
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Austria frazn 
expected
2018-05-28 12:07
#52
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
ROFL
2018-05-28 17:38
#2
jks | 
North America xdrax 
unluko
2018-05-28 12:06
#5
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Latvia Frip! 
5st
2018-05-28 12:07
5th*
2018-05-28 16:51
#59
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Latvia Frip! 
newfag
2018-05-28 18:29
#6
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Europe andyy_ 
Stewie OMEGALUL
2018-05-28 12:07
taco>stew
2018-05-28 12:07
+1
2018-05-28 12:07
#62
FalleN | 
Brazil spieker 
+1
2018-05-28 19:18
#9
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Greece knk74 
-stewie
2018-05-28 12:07
11st
2018-05-28 12:08
China choke
2018-05-28 12:08
SK GOT IT WITH THE PANTS IN THE HANDS
2018-05-28 12:08
carried by coldzera
2018-05-28 12:08
#53
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
As always. Well, there was a time when fallen used to help too. So not "as always".
2018-05-28 17:39
#15
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Europe Skraj 
Stewie, best player in NA with 0.83 rating against a t5 team
2018-05-28 12:09
#18
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
not even tier 5
2018-05-28 12:09
On a BR team with limited communication
2018-05-28 12:11
Yeah yeah, they just tired, from jetlag and your excuses
2018-05-28 12:17
Its a legitimate reason. You get paired with ching chongs who suck at English on mm games, you tend to suck
2018-05-28 12:25
Shouldn't have taken him in the team then, don't you think? Sure, you take an English speaking guy in team and then whine about it
2018-05-28 14:58
Am I fallen? Are you fucking stupid? No wait you're ultra smart, you should join SK and make decisions for them kaha se ate h aise bhosdiwale log
2018-05-28 15:02
Teri maa ke ghar se Chutiye jaake SK waalo ka lund hi choosle na
2018-05-28 15:03
Sorry I don't speak your language My Indian roommate told me to type that She thinks you're fucking stupid btw
2018-05-28 15:04
Excuses expected
2018-05-28 15:08
#16
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
Taco was the problem lul
2018-05-28 12:09
SK finally looked the part of the favourites, winning the pistol round in the second half and quickly closing down VG.Flash to win 16-2 on CACHE and 2-1 in the series. maybe TRAIN?
2018-05-28 12:09
#19
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Netherlands NL_CS_TOP_1 
Cerq noob???
2018-05-28 12:10
GOD NAF coldzera back?
2018-05-28 12:11
#23
kNgV- | 
Cyprus TANERTT 
NAF is clean
2018-05-28 12:12
#24
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Germany AYEON 
So sad :(
2018-05-28 12:15
#25
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Portugal shaarawyGOD 
CERQ ON LAN LUL
2018-05-28 12:17
#28
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Russia Nimak 
Naf God
2018-05-28 12:25
#29
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Europe MyNameIsLMAO 
Stewie the new taco
2018-05-28 12:28
#30
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Kazakhstan RiNat1337 
Omg SK...How they lose map with score 1-16...I can 100% predict about SK! They not win this tournament!
2018-05-28 12:54
#31
kNgV- | 
Brazil matwoks 
Why SK still picking cache?
2018-05-28 12:57
#34
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Sweden Kasidro 
They didn't, flash did
2018-05-28 13:30
#37
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
This guys have balls... cache used to be sk pick, although it has been terrible lately.
2018-05-28 13:56
#38
kNgV- | 
Brazil matwoks 
srry :D
2018-05-28 13:58
#63
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Sweden Kasidro 
No worries, I also thought it was SKs pick at first
2018-05-28 20:11
#66
kNgV- | 
Brazil matwoks 
i too, cause sk is in left side
2018-05-29 00:15
#33
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Sweden Kasidro 
Sk playing cache and losing, name a more iconic duo
2018-05-28 13:30
#40
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Brazil _Rhaegar_ 
Na'vi losing for Tyloo for 2x0
2018-05-28 14:51
Once again the answer on this question: Coldzera and baiting
2018-05-28 15:30
Fat ceRq = online.
2018-05-28 13:34
attacker is monster
2018-05-28 13:36
god NAF
2018-05-28 14:18
#46
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Just a reminder: fallen is calling on both cache and inferno
2018-05-28 15:10
SK raped on cache
2018-05-28 15:38
110 ADR 1.67 rating jesus now that's a carry.
2018-05-28 16:06
#50
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Sweden X-rAy 
REMEMBER IF COLDZERA HAS A BAD DAY SK TIER 3
2018-05-28 16:24
#54
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
When fallen is in a bad phase, SK already drops to tier 2 (which means the whole year of 2018). If coldzera also has a bad day, yep. Tier 3.
2018-05-28 17:40
#58
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Brazil hugoooo 
LMAO SK is fucking over. I will always cheer and support them, but it's ridiculous how they're playing now.
2018-05-28 18:18
#64
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Good job my team, we did it again! Don't worry, some of negative comments here is just these fucking jealous kids! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-05-28 20:12
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