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.

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 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 31 - 18 +13 98.4 1.54
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 28 - 20 +8 79.0 1.15
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 21 - 22 -1 62.4 1.05
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 22 - 22 0 66.8 1.00
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 16 - 18 -2 56.9 0.90
 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 27 - 24 +3 86.4 1.16
Ukraine Igor 'crush' Shevchenkocrush 23 - 23 0 67.3 1.02
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' ChervakjR 21 - 23 -2 63.1 1.02
Russia Anton 'tonyblack' Kolesnikovtonyblack 19 - 22 -3 52.8 0.83
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkovhutji 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:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
489
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
559
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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 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
 | 
Denmark Ken92 
FIRST.. I want to thank my mom and Relex :)
2018-09-07 12:40
#6
f0rest | 
Brazil flytwNiP 
twistz iconic and legendary new young icon
2018-09-07 12:40
#14
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United States Globebuster 
eu cs lul
2018-09-07 12:41
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
#67
 | 
United States Globebuster 
2ez4NA2qualify cry is free
2018-09-07 13:16
Yes. Only coz of pure luck! Only Twistz deserv to be there, other - trash.
2018-09-07 13:20
#70
 | 
United States Globebuster 
liquid will win major kid
2018-09-07 13:21
#84
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Russia ROIDAZOID 
fight me irl without scooter
2018-09-07 15:15
Ahahahahahhahahahah
2018-09-07 16:42
#9
 | 
Turkey Slapdash 
ggfp
2018-09-07 12:41
#20
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
GG
2018-09-07 12:42
#88
 | 
North America devomelembrar 
wait, u r from switzerland?
2018-09-07 16:52
#89
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
no :d
2018-09-07 16:53
I want to thanks Twistzz's haircut !
2018-09-07 13:06
#90
 | 
Sweden 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
#12
 | 
Turkey Slapdash 
gfpfg
2018-09-07 12:41
fgfgp
2018-09-07 12:41
#23
 | 
Turkey Slapdash 
gfgfp
2018-09-07 12:42
pgpgf
2018-09-07 12:42
#46
 | 
Turkey Slapdash 
pfgppf
2018-09-07 12:45
ffgp
2018-09-07 13:12
#69
 | 
Turkey Slapdash 
gffpg
2018-09-07 13:20
ggfp
2018-09-07 13:38
#21
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
+1
2018-09-07 12:42
#3
 | 
Denmark Un1z4n 
LUL
2018-09-07 12:39
#25
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
GG VEGA YOU PLAYED GOOD
2018-09-07 12:42
#4
 | 
Turkey Slapdash 
VACO
2018-09-07 12:40
#28
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
vaco
2018-09-07 12:42
vaco
2018-09-07 12:45
VACO
2018-09-07 12:46
botaco
2018-09-07 12:53
vaco
2018-09-07 15:11
botfox
2018-09-07 16:19
vaco good fox mehhhhh
2018-09-07 17:06
ez for NAF #3 hltv 2018
2018-09-07 12:40
#26
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
nah
2018-09-07 12:42
#7
Hiko | 
United States TreyBah 
Ez for epitacio
2018-09-07 12:40
#30
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
+1
2018-09-07 12:42
Well played Vega!
2018-09-07 12:40
#19
Snax | 
Asia editz| 
I really want vega win
2018-09-07 12:42
#33
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
0/8
2018-09-07 12:43
#31
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
+1
2018-09-07 12:42
#10
 | 
Lithuania Volum_Lobster 
I really want nip 3-0 plox
2018-09-07 12:41
#34
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
+1 then everyones pickem will get fucked
2018-09-07 12:43
#49
 | 
Turkey Slapdash 
Yup
2018-09-07 12:45
#11
 | 
Portugal FiZzYgAy 
Mah boyz!!
2018-09-07 12:41
#32
Snax | 
Asia editz| 
Ur boys lucky win vs vega
2018-09-07 12:42
#37
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
0/8
2018-09-07 12:43
#65
 | 
Portugal FiZzYgAy 
Lucky or not they won, so please, don't hate
2018-09-07 13:14
#36
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
GG
2018-09-07 12:43
#13
 | 
Sweden RoyceSW 
LETS GO LIQUID
2018-09-07 12:41
#38
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
+1
2018-09-07 12:44
#15
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
nt Vega, i hope they win next match
2018-09-07 12:41
#39
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
hopefully
2018-09-07 12:44
vega played great but lost so many anti-ecos should be vega's victory
2018-09-07 12:41
#35
 | 
Turkey Slapdash 
If they lost so many anti-ecos then how it should've been vega's victory
2018-09-07 12:43
Don't you get it? If they hadn't lost they would have won xd
2018-09-07 12:46
if they won those
2018-09-07 12:46
#40
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
yeah vega rekt liquid on the buy rounds
2018-09-07 12:44
#18
 | 
Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
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
#71
 | 
Singapore Wadufuk 
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
#48
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
+1
2018-09-07 12:45
#59
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
Better then gambot
2018-09-07 12:58
#60
 | 
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
#45
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
+1 i could barely breathe during the match
2018-09-07 12:45
#27
 | 
Russia Superigrok 
Nice try, Vega!
2018-09-07 12:42
#41
 | 
Asia mocity123 
NT VEGA
2018-09-07 12:44
#44
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
+1
2018-09-07 12:44
#56
 | 
Russia xtkjdtr01 
why do u spam in this thread?
2018-09-07 12:54
#78
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
why not
2018-09-07 14:01
no ez for vaco
2018-09-07 12:44
#43
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
GG vega
2018-09-07 12:44
#53
 | 
Norway Phancy11 
GG Vega, I'll never ever put cis team on 0-3 again xD
2018-09-07 12:46
#58
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
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
#57
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
Twistzz Kreygasm
2018-09-07 12:57
3W, but OpTic HR Vega... not NiP, Ast, Gambit, North
2018-09-07 13:05
Liquid looked veeeeeeery unconvincing playing against a Tier 2/3 team.
2018-09-07 13:08
I don't personally care, got my pickems in 3-0 right lol
2018-09-07 14:06
#72
Flarich | 
Latvia 6matko 
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
 | 
Malaysia byaIi 
expected by not score gg vega nt
2018-09-07 14:11
#82
 | 
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
 | 
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
#92
France yvo 
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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