Liquid to New York semi-finals over G2

Liquid are through to the ESL One New York semi-finals after beating G2 2-0 (Cache 16-5, Inferno 16-13) in Group B's winners' match.

Despite Liquid's eight-map winning streak on Cache, G2 picked the map in the series and it backfired immediately, as the North American side picked up speed from the get-go on the Terrorist side.

G2 grabbed their first in the sixth round, but they were instantly broken by Keith "NAF" Markovic's quad-kill, which led to another streak going the way of Liquid, who only let go of one more round, courtesy of Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux's triple, before the half ended at 13-2.

Liquid will play in front of their home crowd in the Barclays Center

The French team gave themselves a sliver of a chance by winning the pistol round, as they successfully faked the A bombsite, and surviving a couple of dangerous anti-halfbuys, with Richard "shox" Papillon clutching a 1v3 in one of them to get his team up to five rounds.

That was, however, where G2's hopes ended, as Liquid clinched their 14th round and broke their opponents due to the close rounds at the beginning of the half, which allowed them to finish off the opening map at 16-5.

Liquid went on to their map pick, Inferno, with confidence, but they soon found themselves down 0-4 on the Terrorist side after the pistol round and the first gunround, in which Kenny "kennyS" Schrub clutched a 1v2 against low HP opponents, went G2's way.

G2 will take on NRG on day three for a spot in the semi-finals

Liquid found their way to the first two rounds then, but another clutch from kennyS and a quad-kill from SmithZz swung it back in the favor of the French-Belgian side, who extended their lead to 7-2. The remainder of the half was evenly split, with one clutch scenario secured on each side, and the favorites had some catching up to do at 5-10.

And that they did once they won the second-round forcebuy with Epitacio "TACO" de Melo and Nick "nitr0" Cannella picking up a two kills each. Despite the deficit, Liquid were in the driving seat and eventually grabbed a lead with seven rounds in a row.

G2 finally found their way to their first gunround win with a simple B attack and repeated it again to regain the lead at 13-12, but another similar approach saw Liquid adjust, with NAF pulling off a quad-kill in the B retake. The Canadian showed up with another great play two rounds later, pushing Liquid over the finish line at 16-13, 2-0.

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 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 37 - 39 -2 71.4 0.94
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 34 - 38 -4 65.1 0.91
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 26 - 39 -13 65.7 0.81
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 24 - 41 -17 57.7 0.67
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 18 - 40 -22 53.8 0.66
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 52 - 27 +25 109.7 1.69
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 40 - 28 +12 79.0 1.35
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 40 - 29 +11 83.8 1.27
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 35 - 28 +7 74.3 1.25
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 29 - 28 +1 66.8 1.00
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
996
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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 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
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1589
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
What a choke xD
2018-09-28 01:08
Not a choke
2018-09-28 01:09
#5
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Spain 1492 
Hi
2018-09-28 01:09
#7
XELLOW | 
Denmark FlukENCE 
not a choke liquid just better
2018-09-28 01:09
Choke ? They are complete trash
2018-09-28 01:13
#25
smooya | 
United Kingdom Porking 
Ez for Liquid
2018-09-28 01:15
#93
Jame | 
Russia m0nteq 
Ez4 ex6tenz
2018-09-28 14:09
Cant choke if already bad
2018-09-28 02:58
Look at Naf's rating 1.69 that is literally insane. The headshots he was making were on point. G2 are not bad, they were just outperformed by all 5 players of Liquid. Liquid's rifling power is insane.
2018-09-28 04:24
Expected from a true top 3 team to be fair
2018-09-28 06:42
Though yes, g2 arent bad honestly, just probably need more time/firepower that can go off at the same tine (kenny or shox cant carry whole team one at a time)
2018-09-28 06:43
Yeah buddy, they read G2 well and hit their shots (Naf was ridiculous). They were on point with comms too, just based on their overall rotates and mid round calls. Liquid killed it today. Once G2 are firing on all cylinders though, theyre going to be a true top ten team, the skill is obviously there.
2018-09-28 06:50
#81
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Finland coswell 
Skill vs having ex6 & smithzz on lineup... hmm.
2018-09-28 07:53
They're always gonna be outperformed unless Shox and Kenny carry the team. They dont have any firepower
2018-09-28 19:05
#91
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Not a choke at all. Liquid has more team play
2018-09-28 13:21
#2
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Panama xemzex 
EZ FOR LULQUID
2018-09-28 01:08
#66
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Finland Smoonah 
TUNNEL SNAKES RULE!
2018-09-28 03:39
#3
f0rest | 
Sweden Jnordz 
ez
2018-09-28 01:09
lul
2018-09-28 01:09
ez4liquid
2018-09-28 01:09
#9
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India Narendra_modi 
Lost so much money
2018-09-28 01:10
#14
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Sweden swedz2 
5xmultibet, wins 4, loses on +1.5 g2 :)
2018-09-28 01:12
#18
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India Narendra_modi 
I bet my girlfriend to a Russian who said G2 is the best team in the game and now he won't return my gf
2018-09-28 01:13
#21
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Sweden swedz2 
typical russian dog
2018-09-28 01:13
#22
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India Narendra_modi 
more shocking part was my gf apparently did not wanna come back either :(
2018-09-28 01:14
#23
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Sweden swedz2 
that's because she's a typical russian dog
2018-09-28 01:14
#26
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India Narendra_modi 
yeah being gay is easier
2018-09-28 01:16
#27
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Sweden swedz2 
sorry i only sell weed
2018-09-28 01:16
#28
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India Narendra_modi 
you are doing a good job to the humanity my friend :)
2018-09-28 01:17
#29
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Sweden swedz2 
pipe it uuup
2018-09-28 01:17
We need more people like you
2018-09-28 01:32
#54
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Finland Smoonah 
smoke sour every hour
2018-09-28 02:22
G2 0MEGALUL-2
2018-09-28 01:10
#11
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Sweden swedz2 
Lucky that naf gets superpowers from having inbred sibling parents
2018-09-28 01:11
Wtf lmao
2018-09-28 01:11
#16
juul | 
United States LeFronk 
how much?
2018-09-28 01:12
#19
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Sweden swedz2 
same amount of money as healthcare bill for americans
2018-09-28 01:13
Don't bet 20k then lul
2018-09-28 02:03
#90
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Sweden swedz2 
xd
2018-09-28 12:30
#13
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North America Kropsinz 
Holy NAFly, what a beast.
2018-09-28 01:12
#88
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Spain N0Love 
Closer to top 5 than he is to getting out of top 10
2018-09-28 11:42
#15
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United States TriHardSeven 
CMON LIQUID WIN THE EVENT PLEASE
2018-09-28 01:12
Who’s gonna beat them? Astralis is the only team they’ve lost to since the first week of July
2018-09-28 03:08
#60
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United States TriHardSeven 
Navi, but they look deflated. Liquid should win this tournament quite easily.
2018-09-28 03:19
Similar to FaZe last year
2018-09-28 03:20
#62
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United States TriHardSeven 
Yup, but I won't doubt any team as they can upset.
2018-09-28 03:21
Yea liquid is one of the easier teams to upset too. It’s weird how they’ve been so good for so long and yet still haven’t won a big event. NY is truly theirs to lose
2018-09-28 03:28
#64
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United States TriHardSeven 
I'll be cheering for them, I'm going to the event so I'll be really disappointed if they don't win. :I
2018-09-28 03:29
You shall bring with you nothing but good luck and a grand final victory for the boiis
2018-09-28 03:55
#69
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United States TriHardSeven 
<3
2018-09-28 04:25
#72
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United States LookitsJrd 
NRG Liquid final plz
2018-09-28 06:08
E
2018-09-28 07:31
Z
2018-09-28 07:31
#20
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Brazil bandicoot 
cant find vods, cant find links. fukcing horrendous EDIT: thanks fuckbook and ESL, GREAT PLATFORM, GREAT CHOICE
2018-09-28 01:19
#31
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France Kabby 
Not YouTube, f*cking Facebook...
2018-09-28 01:18
#35
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Brazil bandicoot 
thanks, corrected
2018-09-28 01:19
#37
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France Kabby 
Np m8
2018-09-28 01:20
Facebook*
2018-09-28 01:19
#36
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Brazil bandicoot 
thanks, corrected
2018-09-28 01:19
When is G2 ScreaM
2018-09-28 01:15
HLTV users would love to see that I would love it aswell btw
2018-09-28 01:34
Guys , i think that Liquid will dominate a CS:GO scene for next 2 years , and will win first major for NA !!!
2018-09-28 01:18
#33
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France Kabby 
Boston ?
2018-09-28 01:18
#38
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
Probably drunk af
2018-09-28 01:20
#89
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Spain N0Love 
Nah, just poor baiting
2018-09-28 11:49
#32
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United States Trump2020KAG 
another ezzz pickem.....liquid = top4 any event ezzzzzzz
2018-09-28 01:18
Yeah always top 4 Never top 1 though
2018-09-28 01:57
#51
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United States Trump2020KAG 
no ast this event
2018-09-28 01:59
#40
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
G2 need much more firepower. Its time to get ScreaM i guess
2018-09-28 01:22
Yeey
2018-09-28 01:28
#47
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
expected from kevin 'ex6tenz' drooling and BOTsmithz
2018-09-28 01:32
#48
device | 
Sweden plikz 
NAF IS ON FIRE
2018-09-28 01:33
#53
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North America AlanSmith 
what happened with shox :(
2018-09-28 02:16
ex6early is the problem.
2018-09-28 02:49
NAF GOD MODE
2018-09-28 02:44
easy for ex6early and smash.
2018-09-28 02:49
#65
f0rest | 
Hong Kong EELELEE 
Ex6TenZ 18-40 gg
2018-09-28 03:33
NAF TOP 10 confirmed
2018-09-28 05:17
rip liquid in semis
2018-09-28 06:15
Naf fly 😲
2018-09-28 06:22
#75
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Brazil gtaube 
ez 4 liquid
2018-09-28 06:40
#82
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Mongolia kEdnaCS 
Ez for Liquid GL
2018-09-28 08:15
#83
Israel t1ao 
poor shox and kennyS
2018-09-28 08:48
Classic g2
2018-09-28 09:14
OK
2018-09-28 09:45
Liquid will win this event
2018-09-28 10:12
#87
kennyS | 
Singapore _d0nut 
-shox +nbk -ex6tenz +apex
2018-09-28 10:44
#92
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African Union mikecool 
G2 would be better with nbk lel
2018-09-28 13:41
First big tournament won inc?
2018-09-29 09:58
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