Liquid overcome NRG at ESL One New York

In the North American clash, Liquid came out as the winners, recovering from a loss on the opening map to beat NRG 2-1 (Overpass 17-19, Dust2 16-10, Mirage 16-4).

Liquid swept the first three rounds on the CT side of Overpass, their map pick, but were overwhelmed by pistols on A in the following round which saw NRG get on the board. After tying up the score at 3-3, Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte and Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov found entries that allowed NRG to take control of the early portion of the map.

The score was 7-3 when Liquid was looking good to break NRG's streak, but Ethan "Ethan" Arnold stepped up in the clutch and lined up Epitacio "TACO" de Melo and Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken to win the 1v2. Twistzz responded straight back with an ace on the B site defense, though, and that gave Liquid a way back into the match.

The first half ended 8-7 in the favor of NRG and Damian "daps" Steele's team advanced their lead by winning the CT-side pistol and the followup. Liquid got a footing into the match by punishing NRG's 'bonus round', but Brehze sprayed down three to quickly reply. The game was soon all tied up again, 12-12, then again at 13-13, and finally at 15-15, seeing Liquid fight back against two map points to force overtime.

After more grueling, back-and-forth rounds, Brehze powered his team through to the map win, finishing with 42 kills as NRG secured the 19-17 on Overpass.

Van Dulken had some truly magnificent rounds in this series

NRG was the first team to establish an economy on Dust2, with Jacob "FugLy" Medina's crisp triple from CT spawn in round six being key to that effort (4-2). Lead by Keith "NAF" Markovic and TACO, Liquid went on a three-round winning streak, ultimately finding the lead by abusing NRG's B site defence and ending the half with a minimal advantage, 8-7.

Liquid then won the CT pistol, and with that momentum, took a significant lead. NRG attempted a comeback, but in a crucial round, Twistzz aced the opposing team to get his team back on the road to victory (13-10). NRG managed to put down the bomb in the last two rounds, but Liquid pulled off the retakes and closed out Dust2, 16-10.

After two exciting maps, the action moved to Mirage, where Liquid were in control right from the start. Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski clutching the 1v1 in the pistol gave Liquid the good start, and Twistzz 3K in the first buy allowed them to advance their lead in rounds and economic status.

NRG were able to add a round to the board to make it 4-1, but it was a prompt strike-back from Liquid, resetting daps' team. The rest of the first half followed the pattern, with Liquid dominating for streaks of rounds and NRG only able to win singles, not building any momentum.

The half finished 12-3 in Liquid's favor, and with the second half pistol round added to their name, they had no issues closing it out, 16-4, to take the series 2-1.

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 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 69 - 59 +10 89.7 1.21
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 54 - 59 -5 76.4 0.97
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 39 - 60 -21 64.4 0.84
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 51 - 61 -10 64.7 0.84
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 33 - 64 -31 52.2 0.65
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 73 - 48 +25 86.0 1.39
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 57 - 44 +13 79.7 1.24
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 61 - 54 +7 78.5 1.19
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 55 - 50 +5 71.5 1.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 57 - 52 +5 74.6 1.12
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
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
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
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
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
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1040
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
774
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
gg ez for Taco, the 2nd best player and best brazilian player to ever touch csgo
2018-09-27 00:19
s1mple best btw
2018-09-27 00:19
Jw bestest
2018-09-27 00:33
#26
allu | 
Canada Lokomo 
you called kennys the 2nd best player on the G2 v Faze match recap
2018-09-27 01:35
proof?
2018-09-27 01:42
#28
allu | 
Canada Lokomo 
why did you go edit it?
2018-09-27 01:44
i never edit comments
2018-09-27 01:45
#31
allu | 
Canada Lokomo 
i sent you the screenshots
2018-09-27 01:46
B8d
2018-09-27 03:16
#19
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South Africa alluismyname 
godsent twist 2nd best
2018-09-27 00:31
#3
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
Brehze had a solid game but no chance vs that beautiful hair
2018-09-27 00:20
#37
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Denmark Twick_ 
His hair is so disgusting
2018-09-27 07:17
#38
Golden | 
Finland gassed 
Twistzz or brehze
2018-09-27 07:34
#39
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Denmark Twick_ 
Both
2018-09-27 09:35
#40
Golden | 
Finland gassed 
What a fuck
2018-09-27 09:46
#4
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st 
EZ 4 Liquid, best NA Team now
2018-09-27 00:20
#5
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United States ToiletSeat 
5th lmao
2018-09-27 00:20
#6
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Sweden bananablast900 
if you are reading this you are stupid
2018-09-27 00:20
oof
2018-09-27 00:27
jokes on u i cant read
2018-09-27 01:54
#35
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Australia CaZeR01 
Well i could have told you that
2018-09-27 02:27
#41
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
Fuck
2018-09-27 10:24
#7
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Canada VeryMightGuy 
ez
2018-09-27 00:20
#8
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United States Trump2020KAG 
naf bottom frags and liquid still win...how ezzz was that
2018-09-27 00:20
#13
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st 
Not bottom frag, just lowest rating overall
2018-09-27 00:24
#15
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United States Trump2020KAG 
u get the jist of what im saying right???
2018-09-27 00:25
#21
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st 
No, didnt get your gist
2018-09-27 00:33
Because anime hair>>>>skill
2018-09-27 00:34
Ezz VACO
2018-09-27 00:21
#10
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Poland @Fridzu 
ok
2018-09-27 00:22
Liquid gonna win this joke tournament, rest teams just poor joke
2018-09-27 00:23
#12
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
What is Brehze’s role? He’s consistent great at it
2018-09-27 00:23
#25
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Indonesia segopecel 
And also ethan(?)
2018-09-27 01:32
LUL LIQUID OP
2018-09-27 00:25
#16
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Spain JasonRacism 
Twistzz on another level right now
2018-09-27 00:26
Lul
2018-09-27 00:28
ez taco
2018-09-27 00:31
#24
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United States emtf2 
-31 yikes
2018-09-27 01:00
#34
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Finland Smoonah 
bruce jenner at top
2018-09-27 02:22
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