Liquid run over Winstrike in London
The second match of the day took place on Mirage, where Winstrike won the first pistol round on the T side as they successfully bombed the A site. Liquid fired back immediately, though, and then started stringing together rounds.
The North Americans clinically denied most of what their CIS opponents had in store for them, as Nick "nitr0" Cannella's men cruised to a 12-3 lead at halftime.
Epitacio "TACO" de Melo and co. swiftly made it to match point, but Winstrike then tightened up their defences and won three in a row. In the end, though, they proved no challenge for Liquid, who ended up closing the match 16-7.
|Winstrike||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4||12 - 20||-8||73.0||0.73|
|Savelii 'jmqa' Braginjmqa||12 - 19||-7||59.6||0.72|
|Gregory 'balblna' Oleinickbalblna||10 - 19||-9||48.3||0.62|
|Aurimas 'Kvik' KvakšysKvik||11 - 20||-9||62.6||0.60|
|Nikita 'waterfaLLZ' MatveyevwaterfaLLZ||7 - 20||-13||51.3||0.53|
|Liquid||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz||24 - 6||+18||105.3||1.79|
|Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF||25 - 11||+14||119.3||1.72|
|Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE||25 - 14||+11||98.8||1.45|
|Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0||12 - 11||+1||61.2||1.19|
|Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO||12 - 10||+2||61.0||1.07|
With Liquid winning their initial match, here are the standings in the New Legends stage of the FACEIT Major: