Liquid edge past Vega to reach New Legends stage in London

In a close overtime match, Liquid bested Vega Squadron 19-17 on Cache to become the first team reach 3-0 and move on at the FACEIT Major.

The North American/CIS matchup marked the first time we've seen Cache played at the initial stage of the Major. Vega Squadron won the pistol round as terroists and converted the two following anti-ecos with ease.

Dmitriy "⁠jR⁠" Chervak's men won an additional fourth round before Liquid put themselves on the board with a tactical hold on A. Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella's troops won their second before Vega Squadron put together two to make it 6-3. The teams traded rounds for a while before Liquid tightened up their defence to reach a respectable 7-8 deficit at halftime.

Liquid are the first team to move on the next stage of the Major

Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov lead the way to a second pistol round win for his team with a brilliant 3k, as Vega Squadron added another round in following anti-eco. Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo and co. then found their footing and brought it back to 10-10.

Liquid won two more rounds before jR's troops won a pair of their own. Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken and co. had plenty of money in the bank to buy up once more, as they seized control of the match to reach match point.

The North Americans lost that control, though, as Vega Squadron put together five rounds in a row to reach overtime. Like the entire match up to that point, the first extra rounds were close as Liquid won the first two. jR squeezed out the win in the next pair of rounds, once again tying the score at 17-17.

Twistzz became the hero on the next round as he managed a 4k to give Liquid another match point. The North American squad then finally ended things, as they defended a A hit from Vega Squadron to win 19-17.

Matchpage
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Cache
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 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
31 - 18 +13 98.4 1.54
28 - 20 +8 79.0 1.15
21 - 22 -1 62.4 1.05
22 - 22 0 66.8 1.00
16 - 18 -2 56.9 0.90
 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
27 - 24 +3 86.4 1.16
23 - 23 0 67.3 1.02
21 - 23 -2 63.1 1.02
19 - 22 -3 52.8 0.83
10 - 26 -16 49.9 0.60

With Liquid moving on to the New Legends Stage with a 3-0 score, here are the standings in the New Challengers stage so far:

The New Challengers stage
3W - 0L
2W - 0L
2W - 1L
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
729
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
380
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
334
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
632
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
#1
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Denmark Ken92
FIRST.. I want to thank my mom and Relex :)
2018-09-07 12:40
15 replies
twistz iconic and legendary new young icon
2018-09-07 12:40
7 replies
eu cs lul
2018-09-07 12:41
6 replies
Lulqiud the most overrated team! (after MIBR). They were so fucking lucky in the last game, barely winning Vega. After all, they have won washed up HR, OG. So, great way to the main stage! What an achivement!
2018-09-07 13:15
5 replies
2ez4NA2qualify cry is free
2018-09-07 13:16
4 replies
Yes. Only coz of pure luck! Only Twistz deserv to be there, other - trash.
2018-09-07 13:20
3 replies
liquid will win major kid
2018-09-07 13:21
2 replies
fight me irl without scooter
2018-09-07 15:15
Ahahahahahhahahahah
2018-09-07 16:42
#9
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Turkey Slapdash
ggfp
2018-09-07 12:41
#20
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Poland Unluko
GG
2018-09-07 12:42
2 replies
wait, u r from switzerland?
2018-09-07 16:52
1 reply
#89
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Poland Unluko
no :d
2018-09-07 16:53
I want to thanks Twistzz's haircut !
2018-09-07 13:06
1 reply
#90
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Poland Unluko
EU hair
2018-09-07 16:53
-hutji +mir Gambit don't need him
2018-09-07 14:25
GG to Liquid
2018-09-07 12:40
9 replies
#12
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Turkey Slapdash
gfpfg
2018-09-07 12:41
7 replies
fgfgp
2018-09-07 12:41
6 replies
#23
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Turkey Slapdash
gfgfp
2018-09-07 12:42
5 replies
pgpgf
2018-09-07 12:42
4 replies
#46
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Turkey Slapdash
pfgppf
2018-09-07 12:45
3 replies
ffgp
2018-09-07 13:12
2 replies
#69
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Turkey Slapdash
gffpg
2018-09-07 13:20
1 reply
ggfp
2018-09-07 13:38
#21
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Poland Unluko
+1
2018-09-07 12:42
#3
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Denmark Un1z4n
LUL
2018-09-07 12:39
1 reply
#25
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Poland Unluko
GG VEGA YOU PLAYED GOOD
2018-09-07 12:42
#4
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Turkey Slapdash
VACO
2018-09-07 12:40
7 replies
#28
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Poland Unluko
vaco
2018-09-07 12:42
6 replies
vaco
2018-09-07 12:45
5 replies
VACO
2018-09-07 12:46
4 replies
botaco
2018-09-07 12:53
3 replies
vaco
2018-09-07 15:11
2 replies
botfox
2018-09-07 16:19
1 reply
vaco good fox mehhhhh
2018-09-07 17:06
ez for NAF #3 hltv 2018
2018-09-07 12:40
1 reply
#26
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Poland Unluko
nah
2018-09-07 12:42
#7
Hiko | 
United States TreyBah
Ez for epitacio
2018-09-07 12:40
1 reply
#30
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Poland Unluko
+1
2018-09-07 12:42
Well played Vega!
2018-09-07 12:40
3 replies
#19
Snax | 
Asia editz|
I really want vega win
2018-09-07 12:42
1 reply
#33
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Poland Unluko
0/8
2018-09-07 12:43
#31
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Poland Unluko
+1
2018-09-07 12:42
I really want nip 3-0 plox
2018-09-07 12:41
2 replies
#34
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Poland Unluko
+1 then everyones pickem will get fucked
2018-09-07 12:43
1 reply
#49
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Turkey Slapdash
Yup
2018-09-07 12:45
#11
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Portugal FiZzYgAy
Mah boyz!!
2018-09-07 12:41
4 replies
#32
Snax | 
Asia editz|
Ur boys lucky win vs vega
2018-09-07 12:42
2 replies
#37
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Poland Unluko
0/8
2018-09-07 12:43
#65
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Portugal FiZzYgAy
Lucky or not they won, so please, don't hate
2018-09-07 13:14
#36
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Poland Unluko
GG
2018-09-07 12:43
#13
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Sweden RoyceSW
LETS GO LIQUID
2018-09-07 12:41
1 reply
#38
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Poland Unluko
+1
2018-09-07 12:44
nt Vega, i hope they win next match
2018-09-07 12:41
1 reply
#39
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Poland Unluko
hopefully
2018-09-07 12:44
Not expected, expect 16-5 or something, but somehow Vega was really decent, Liquid won few eco/cz round, imagine if they didnt
2018-09-07 12:42
1 reply
Vega on form recently,stunn by their recent performance
2018-09-07 13:24
EXPECTED VEGA LUCKIEST BO1 TEAM IN MAJOR
2018-09-07 12:42
3 replies
#48
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Poland Unluko
+1
2018-09-07 12:45
Better then gambot
2018-09-07 12:58
#60
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Estonia RaimanS2k
Brings me back this quantom bellator fire team who fucked almost every tier 1-2 teams LUL
2018-09-07 13:01
very hard
2018-09-07 12:42
1 reply
#45
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Poland Unluko
+1 i could barely breathe during the match
2018-09-07 12:45
#27
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Russia Superigrok
Nice try, Vega!
2018-09-07 12:42
#41
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Asia mocity123
NT VEGA
2018-09-07 12:44
3 replies
#44
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Poland Unluko
+1
2018-09-07 12:44
2 replies
#56
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Korea xtkjdtr01
why do u spam in this thread?
2018-09-07 12:54
1 reply
#78
 | 
Poland Unluko
why not
2018-09-07 14:01
no ez for vaco
2018-09-07 12:44
#43
 | 
Poland Unluko
GG vega
2018-09-07 12:44
#53
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Norway Phancy11
GG Vega, I'll never ever put cis team on 0-3 again xD
2018-09-07 12:46
1 reply
I put once on QBF and got fucked xD
2018-09-07 12:58
Very close game, even though Vega lost i like how they were playing. Aggressive and fearless just cleaning the sites, but they lost few against eco/force
2018-09-07 12:53
Twistzz Kreygasm
2018-09-07 12:57
3W, but OpTic HR Vega... not NiP, Ast, Gambit, North
2018-09-07 13:05
#63
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United Kingdom rationale
Liquid looked veeeeeeery unconvincing playing against a Tier 2/3 team.
2018-09-07 13:08
1 reply
I don't personally care, got my pickems in 3-0 right lol
2018-09-07 14:06
GGWP Vega. Hope they go out at least 3-1 :) They deserve it.
2018-09-07 13:26
Vega for reverse sweep
2018-09-07 13:30
Liquid edge past chopper and crush*
2018-09-07 13:41
Nt vega
2018-09-07 13:49
Twistzz best
2018-09-07 13:51
#80
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Malaysia byaIi
expected by not score gg vega nt
2018-09-07 14:11
#82
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United States JustBitsy
This has been how many majors in the making? 3? Where they have been the "favorites" and still not gone through to the major.
2018-09-07 14:34
#86
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Romania Iosif
So...it was 10-10, Liquid won 2 rounds and then Vega won "a pair" (also 2 i guess). So the score now is 12-12, then Liquid reached map point (15-12), and after that Vega won 5 in a row to force the OT, so the score was 15-17???? OP, are you actually reading what you are posting? Cause I am.
2018-09-07 16:22
GOD TACO
2018-09-07 19:09
#93
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United States Dr1GeR
ez 3-0 pick'em
2018-09-07 19:30
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