Liquid through to Major semis over HellRaisers

BenjaCS
September 21st, 2018 20:30

Liquid have beaten HellRaisers 2-1 in the quarter-finals to advance to the semis at the FACEIT Major (16-10 on Mirage, 10-16 on Dust2, 16-8 on Cache).

The third quarter-final at the FACEIT Major kicked off on Mirage with the T-sided Liquid picking up the pistol round thanks to Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken's triple kill in a 3vs3. Double kills by Epitacio "TACO" de Melo and Nick "nitr0" Cannella in the first weapon round made it 4-0 and HellRaisers couldn't get on the scoreboard until the eighth round (7-1).

Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski and nitr0 clutched a 2vs4 to reset HellRaisers and Liquid went on a five round streak to lead 12-1. HellRaisers secured the final two rounds in the first half and trailed 12-3 at halftime. Özgür "woxic" Eker & co. started the second half by taking the first three rounds but Liquid earned eight match points by making it 15-7. The North Americans closed it out with a 16-10 final scoreline.

NAF played a crucial role in the victory

Dust2 started with HellRaisers getting the first four rounds. Liquid secured their first round with Deagles and a single AK-47, trailing 4-1. Keith "NAF" Markovic made it two in a row with a quad kill and his team went on to take the lead (6-4).

Liquid finished the half 9-6 ahead and reached double digits thanks to a 1vs3 clutch by NAF in the second half pistol. woxic returned the favor a round later, picking up a 1vs1 victory against TACO (10-7). That clutch initiated a ten round streak which gave HellRaisers the map victory (16-10).

HellRaisers' Major run has come to an end

nitr0 clutched a 1vs2 to open up Cache where Liquid were on the T-side in the first half. NAF managed to get two entries in the first weapon round which Liquid won (4-0). Their good start was spoiled in the fifth round when HellRaisers won an eco without losing a single player.

The North Americans didn't let their opponents tie the game at 4-4, grabbing six in a row (10-3). HellRaisers found two more rounds before halftime to trail 10-5.

NAF & co. secured the second pistol by defending the B-site and followed it up with four more to earn ten match points. Liquid won the map 16-8 with an eco victory and took the series 2-1 to advance to the semi-finals at the FACEIT Major New Champions Stage.

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 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 64 - 48 +16 94.1 1.39
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 58 - 49 +9 84.5 1.17
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 57 - 48 +9 72.1 1.16
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 52 - 47 +5 69.5 1.09
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 39 - 52 -13 62.4 0.95
 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 64 - 47 +17 79.6 1.20
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik 57 - 50 +7 75.2 1.10
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox 47 - 54 -7 75.3 0.99
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 38 - 62 -24 66.1 0.78
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 38 - 58 -20 56.5 0.70
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
835
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1013
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
948
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
733
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
578
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Wasted legends spots: compLexity BIG HellRaisers Instead of giving more chances to the teams at the next Challengers stage, we will surely have 3 pieces of shit that get to the Legends stage without any qualifiers, it's a fucking shame, Valve should shrink it to just 4 teams that get to the legends stage automatically, because now it's just retarded that bo1 heroes get it after just 3 of those random bo1 wins. Seriously, it must be changed, stop major from being a joke please.
2018-09-21 20:30
#6
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Bulgaria Eso177 
ez
2018-09-21 20:30
#18
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Canada Conscience 
ez
2018-09-21 20:31
Elige has become SWOLE lol
2018-09-21 21:05
#22
ScreaM | 
Germany KRY2k 
Ez4TACO
2018-09-21 20:31
#92
NiKo | 
India Chichiyum 
Why taco be so pro 😆😆😆
2018-09-21 20:40
#88
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Latvia Renyx^ 
ez
2018-09-21 20:38
#7
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Denmark Twick_ 
Wtf so fast
2018-09-21 20:31
Nerd
2018-09-21 20:31
u 200iq +1
2018-09-21 20:31
HellRaisers not fluke team And big decent T2
2018-09-21 20:31
#130
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
+1
2018-09-21 21:03
Rightly said
2018-09-21 20:32
#48
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Ukraine VeryVegaGuy 
so fast:)
2018-09-21 20:32
#54
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Hungary betyar 
These teams got there for reason, so calm down and drink your milk.
2018-09-21 20:33
#68
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Brazil d1rk 
I agree.
2018-09-21 20:35
#131
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
Agreed
2018-09-21 21:04
#151
Styx | 
Turkey Styyx 
+1
2018-09-21 21:51
#165
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Slovakia GUZU 
+2
2018-09-21 23:20
yep
2018-09-22 03:04
#55
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Faroe Islands rationale 
HR are a great team and they deserved their spot. F off kiddo.
2018-09-21 20:33
#166
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Slovakia GUZU 
+1
2018-09-21 23:20
Just shut the fuck up. No matter what the oath these teams all had to win those b01s. Salty fans just want changes because their teams didnt make it. Cry is free bucko that's life. Get over it.
2018-09-21 20:33
swiss format is shit
2018-09-21 20:34
hellraisers won a bo3 for legend spot and they put a fight against liquid
2018-09-21 20:34
They were better than their opponents. They deserve their spots.
2018-09-21 20:36
#83
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
Lul
2018-09-21 20:37
#85
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United States camdavis9 
You have to lose 3 games to get knocked out. If you can't at least go 3-2 you don't deserve to be in the playoffs. That being said, I thought some of the draws were somewhat ridiculous as complexity had a really easy route to go 3-0
2018-09-21 20:38
The joke is teams choking 3 times do teams like this are the best
2018-09-21 20:39
#132
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
+1
2018-09-21 21:04
#141
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Denmark mersault17 
+1
2018-09-21 21:13
tl dr
2018-09-21 20:41
Ez
2018-09-21 20:48
Seems like more of a bo1 issue but they always say bo3 would take too long
2018-09-21 20:51
Looks like those children missed my main point which was to have only 4 legends slots instead of 8
2018-09-21 20:52
#147
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United Kingdom XNL 
But you also said about teams luckily winning BO1's to get to the New Legends Stage.
2018-09-21 21:22
Except HR showed good CS and even if all the matchups were fair they probably could’ve gotten through still. I think BIG and HR weren’t wasted spots and they have ways to go. coL on the other hand I can agree are a bit wasted.
2018-09-21 20:52
Wouldn't have stopped Clown9 from getting a spot for this major... If you really want to fix that then Valve should come up with some sort of points system for inviting teams or they should at least remove the Swiss system and go GSL Bo3 the whole way so you can't have 1 or 2 bo1 upsets allow a team like Complexity to go 3-0.
2018-09-21 20:53
+1
2018-09-21 21:01
What's wrong with hellraisers megalul? At least they won their pick not like col or big
2018-09-21 21:01
#145
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Finland istop1 
hr good
2018-09-21 21:19
They fucking lost to these guys you mentioned? WTF you mean? do you have a brain fucking monkey?
2018-09-21 21:20
#152
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Luxembourg wzunress 
true words
2018-09-21 21:53
NA TOP 1 WE ARE GONNA WIN THIS SHIT USA USA USA btw kick taco so bad
2018-09-21 20:31
lmao cya after finals
2018-09-21 20:31
Why
2018-09-21 20:32
39-52, he did played bad
2018-09-21 20:33
TACO : 2 MAJOR NORTH AMERICA : 1 MAJOR
2018-09-21 20:34
PRONAX : 3 MAJOR BRAZIL : 2 MAJOR
2018-09-21 20:34
FNX 6 MAJOR
2018-09-21 20:36
Hahahaha Counting 1.3, 1.5 and 1.6 as u did now = f0resr 146 major
2018-09-21 20:48
LOL +1 HAHAHAHAHA
2018-09-21 20:50
what is f0resr
2018-09-21 21:05
don’t you know f0rest older brother?? Legend
2018-09-21 21:09
agreed f0resr 146 major at cscz while fnx only 6 in 1.6 and GO
2018-09-21 21:07
#106
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Turkey froki 
Sweden 14 major wins lmao
2018-09-21 20:50
#126
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Brazil _Awper 
You need another country glory to jerk off? LuL
2018-09-21 20:59
#63
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
taco allows elige and twistzz to be unleashed try not being so retarded
2018-09-21 20:34
Liquid must have atleast one non choker player
2018-09-21 20:35
Cringe cancer fans..
2018-09-21 20:36
" fan of hardstyle "
2018-09-21 21:54
Godstyle > all burgers
2018-09-22 11:21
#188
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Turkey Lennon1923 
better than clg :D
2018-09-22 17:06
#180
D0cC | 
Ukraine 1578 
cya in finals burger
2018-09-22 05:30
#3
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Finland Smoonah 
I would pay NAF $$$ if he could put on a leather jacket and say "TUNNEL SNAKES RULE!"
2018-09-21 20:30
+1 LMAO
2018-09-21 20:31
#41
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Brazil Feist8 
We are the tunnel snakes! That's us, and we rule!
2018-09-21 20:32
+1 I'm fucking losing it LMAO
2018-09-21 20:50
#4
Cabbi | 
Denmark Mattiii 
eyy
2018-09-21 20:30
Ez liq ....liq major...taco 3 majors...Zews 3 majors
2018-09-21 20:34
#60
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Hungary Shaperz 
Zews
2018-09-21 20:34
Thankss
2018-09-21 20:35
#72
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United States Shadow272 
Zeus 1 major tho
2018-09-21 20:35
2 with sk/lg 3 going to be with liq
2018-09-21 20:41
#95
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United States Shadow272 
Zews has 2 but Zeus has only 1
2018-09-21 20:41
I mistakenly wrote Zeus man
2018-09-21 20:42
:thinking:
2018-09-21 20:35
#8
shox | 
Turkey FrosTPunK 
Lul axaxaxaxa
2018-09-21 20:30
EZ
2018-09-21 20:30
#10
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Germany Kaidixdeh 
Wp
2018-09-21 20:30
#11
truth | 
Norway ludvik33 
gg
2018-09-21 20:31
essasito
2018-09-21 20:31
#13
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Singapore Araxxor 
Ez for ENCE
2018-09-21 20:31
#14
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Brazil r8_dis_thing 
expected
2018-09-21 20:31
#15
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Canada r!ce 
thanks liquid for not choking
2018-09-21 20:31
#16
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Germany FlareTG 
issaa -20
2018-09-21 20:31
#17
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Poland Astoner55 
Inb4 Liquid wins this major.
2018-09-21 20:31
#49
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
xdd
2018-09-21 20:32
#94
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Faroe Islands rationale 
Except they choked on Dust 2 and won Cache only because HR made horrible inexcusable tier 3 mistakes like not using grenades against pistols.
2018-09-21 20:41
#97
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Poland Astoner55 
EZ final Navi vs Liquid 0-2 for NA trust me
2018-09-21 20:42
#119
vsm | 
Brazil UnF4iR 
The first face is AdreN...
2018-09-21 20:54
#133
nitr0 | 
United States Tivexd 
i started to have flashbacks as soon as i read "The"
2018-09-21 21:04
#136
vsm | 
Brazil UnF4iR 
You understood anyway
2018-09-21 21:07
Hahahahhahahah
2018-09-22 00:03
Sorry, but Liquid will be raped by Astralis in semis
2018-09-21 20:31
#21
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
NT HR! <3
2018-09-21 20:31
issa overrated LUL
2018-09-21 20:31
#91
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Faroe Islands rationale 
He's not and you're just stupid.
2018-09-21 20:40
He's really good, don't say that
2018-09-22 00:04
LOL HR
2018-09-21 20:31
#28
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Moldova NotBhad 
GG HR
2018-09-21 20:31
Lost an eco round Wp HR
2018-09-21 20:31
gg nt HR
2018-09-21 20:31
Good run by HR anyway, liquid too stronk
2018-09-21 20:31
w0xic :(( GG WP
2018-09-21 20:32
ez for fly naf
2018-09-21 20:32
#35
NiKo | 
Korea csgowilco 
expected noob hr
2018-09-21 20:32
#186
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Hungary betyar 
NiKo... :DDDDDD
2018-09-22 16:12
niko is also a noob now it is the age of simple
2018-09-23 15:44
#36
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Poland Kazahi 
ez
2018-09-21 20:32
#37
Dosia | 
United Kingdom SickaBoy 
not ez for liquid
2018-09-21 20:32
#39
s1mple | 
Latvia em1^ 
FIRST
2018-09-21 20:32
Decent showing from HR, nt!
2018-09-21 20:32
#42
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Faroe Islands rationale 
HR had a chance but they squandered it with pretty stupid mistakes on Cache. Damn!
2018-09-21 20:32
If they could win 2nd pistol prolly
2018-09-21 20:33
#70
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Faroe Islands rationale 
Also, I don't know what happened to ISSAA. He was too often distracted and his aim was off. :(
2018-09-21 20:35
#43
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Denmark VanDeCorput 
WHAT HAPPEND TO ISSAA???
2018-09-21 20:32
maybe he had a bad day or he choked no idea but he got them this far its a good performance from hellraisers anyway.
2018-09-21 20:34
#173
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Denmark VanDeCorput 
Yeah, you are right. No one expected HR as a legend. He carried his team there. Hope he grows on lan untill next major.
2018-09-22 00:19
C h o k e
2018-09-21 20:34
young player + stage effect. He will adapt. Kid is clearly a star
2018-09-21 22:30
#44
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Brazil romp  
WTF TACO STATS !!
2018-09-21 20:32
#45
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Let’s go liquid
2018-09-21 20:32
#46
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
issa choke
2018-09-21 20:32
HR deserves to go longer, but liquid in first stage unluko
2018-09-21 20:32
#51
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Albania SayS 
w0xic is very good, but not enough..
2018-09-21 20:32
#87
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Faroe Islands rationale 
Most of the time woxic played perfectly but when the rest of the team let him down (specially ISSAA), there wasn't much he could do. In too many cases HR had an upper hand in duels (saw the opponents before they were spotted) but still lost them. There can be no excuses for that. Perhaps they collapsed under the pressure. :(
2018-09-21 20:39
but woxic had alot of bad rounds on b, (cache map_ct)
2018-09-21 20:57
ISSAA :((
2018-09-21 20:33
#59
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Faroe Islands rationale 
He made just too many mistakes, yeah :(
2018-09-21 20:34
More choke that old school Astralis when they were TSM/Dig.
2018-09-21 20:51
#66
Zeus | 
Ukraine Lomz 
2-1 with HR 0-2 with Astralis
2018-09-21 20:34
#74
NAF | 
United Kingdom Greedyxxx 
NT woxic and bondik ez NAFLY
2018-09-21 20:35
#76
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Faroe Islands rationale 
I'm still glad HR have made it so far. They are champion material for sure.
2018-09-21 20:36
#80
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Europe tweekzter 
expected
2018-09-21 20:37
#81
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United States ProudAmericas 
ez for NAF-FLY
2018-09-21 20:37
#82
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United States ProudAmericas 
expected btw, liquid faceit major champions
2018-09-21 20:37
#143
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Europe inSaneMN 
Forever alone
2018-09-21 21:15
#84
woxic | 
Macedonia wakaa 
btw woxic is beast :3
2018-09-21 20:37
#86
D0cC | 
Netherlands @Deji 
stil wp hr
2018-09-21 20:38
“hellraisers bad” -s1mple
2018-09-21 20:39
Clip or lie
2018-09-21 20:45
youtube.com/watch?v=nWAzzoMmpuo he meant to say "we were bad hellraisers play good" but his englando no good. this was mlg columbus qualifier
2018-09-21 20:50
Uhh, poor young s1mple :(
2018-09-21 23:52
#100
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North America KonzZZ1 
NA CS BEST CS
2018-09-21 20:46
ez
2018-09-21 20:49
ANGRY go out
2018-09-21 20:51
very good game f HR Your best match ever
2018-09-21 20:52
TACO needs to step up! Liquid will need him against Astralis. He must play like in the ESL S6 finals, when he won clutches even against Niko!
2018-09-21 20:53
So much for ISSAA being supposedly better than shox OMEGALUL
2018-09-21 20:53
#140
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Paraguay HighAlching 
where is shox? :) in the dumpster
2018-09-21 21:11
Got there because his team is full of bots but he carried hard. Doesn't change the fact that ISSAA played worst than TACO. ps ; where are Gambot ? :) In the crapper
2018-09-21 22:08
#157
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Paraguay HighAlching 
shox 1.15 rating in 6 maps - out in top 16 issaa 1.14 rating in 10 maps - out in top 8 ahahahaha i love how everyone has to mention gambit for no reason when they have nothing good to say
2018-09-21 22:22
Thank you for confirming shox is better borat !
2018-09-21 22:24
#160
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Paraguay HighAlching 
wow shox had 0.01 more rating while playing HALF of the maps that issaa played, gz ;)
2018-09-21 22:28
So 10/6 = 2 in Boratland ? No wonder your economy is struggling :) HR beat bad teams while G2 was matched with Faze and MiBR.. Btw how did HR vs G2 go ? And shox vs ISSAA duel in that match ?? Spoiler : hltv.org/stats/matches/performance/mapst..
2018-09-21 22:42
#163
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Paraguay HighAlching 
wow 5 and 6 such a big difference :o why are you saying my economy is failing when you don't even know where i am from LOL at least hr managed to win a map vs a top 2-3 team while g2 got rekt 2-16 by a barely top 5 team HAHAHA
2018-09-21 22:56
Can't know where someone who is too ashamed of his country to put his flag is from, but sure can say you can't do basic maths ! Your country's education system must be tier 3 like HR :) And can't you read either fake flagger ? It's not 5-6 it's 15-8 in favor of shox in their duels..
2018-09-22 00:11
#171
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Paraguay HighAlching 
you claim i cant read but cant even understand that i clearly meant there isnt much difference between 10/5 and 10/6 LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2018-09-22 00:12
Barely top 5 team which would have rekt HR. Of course I didn't understand wtf you were talking about because you can't make a full sentence.. I expected an answer to the cold hard fact = shox >>> ISSAA in their duels. Which you conviniently forgot to comment on Gambot fan. Ps : barely top 5 team that just lost 16-14 16-12 against the indisputed #1 team and would have trashed HR LUL
2018-09-22 00:19
#174
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Paraguay HighAlching 
man just admit that issaa is better than shox :/ did shox ever even make it to playoffs of a major?
2018-09-22 00:22
shox 15 - 8 ISSAA... So much better for sure ! And 1.ISSAA didn't play 1v5 to make the quali 2.Swiss round is a stupid system anyway with way too emphasis on luck 3.HR are clearly a better team than this weak G2 side but ISSAA certainly isn't a better individual player than shox. Sorry but winning a MVP in a piss poor tourney like DH Tour doesn't make you an instant legend. He has very good aim but saying he is better than shox is more than stretching it
2018-09-22 00:26
#117
shox | 
India iejesus 
Issa Wtf
2018-09-21 20:54
#118
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Hungary w1dos 
Issaa :(( can't carry always
2018-09-21 20:54
#120
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Denmark Boxtrot 
Ok, despite HR losing, Woxic needs the mvp.
2018-09-21 20:54
angel and issa should step more, also deadfox is really good player for his role.
2018-09-21 20:56
#139
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Paraguay HighAlching 
wrong reply xd
2018-09-21 21:11
nt bond1k and woxic gg
2018-09-21 20:58
#124
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Poland SK4DUUU 
Isaa bot
2018-09-21 20:58
Wp HR gave a good fight
2018-09-21 20:59
NT HR
2018-09-21 21:00
issa god with fnatic noob against liquid ty for loosing my money betting on fnatic.
2018-09-21 21:14
#144
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North America Techno_Lover 
Proves just how bullshit BO1 group stage is.
2018-09-21 21:16
#148
swag | 
China braxton6 
Who is HR's coach?
2018-09-21 21:26
Johnta
2018-09-21 23:12
ISSAA choked hard
2018-09-21 21:27
so sad for woxic :( he deserved..
2018-09-21 21:37
-ISSAA -woxic +random GE players
2018-09-21 21:55
did you look at the stats retard?
2018-09-22 02:36
Yeah I did w0xic couldnt even drop 70 and ISSA is consistently garbage Deadfox is carrying HR and he deserves a spot on a T1 team
2018-09-22 05:09
#185
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Turkey KUYASH 
+1 lol
2018-09-22 12:22
#155
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Malaysia byaIi 
TACO next major champion!
2018-09-21 22:06
#159
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Brazil BlaasteR 
ez for liquid
2018-09-21 22:26
Igl for liquid?
2018-09-22 02:12
#181
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Korea bourne907 
woxic please come to Mouz then you become major champion
2018-09-22 07:19
Bad day for issaa , btw nice timing to have a bad day lul
2018-09-22 08:04
HR just need to kick DeadFox and unlucky ISSAA performed well entire tournament and let them down here gl next
2018-09-22 08:58
#187
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Hungary betyar 
Can’t believe this.. after this major you’re still roasting DeadFox. Get some knowledge buddy.
2018-09-22 16:16
I would also kick bondik he's a shit newb but deadfox doesnt belong on majors thats it
2018-09-23 13:52
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