Liquid crush AVANGAR; to EPICENTER semi-finals

Liquid have booked their spot in the EPICENTER 2018 semi-finals after defeating AVANGAR 2-0 in the Group B winners' match.

The clash began on Mirage, AVANGAR's map pick, with the North Americans easily securing a 4-0 lead as CTs before Nick "nitr0" Cannella pulled another round for his team with a 1v2 post-plant clutch. That was when the Kazakhstani side was able to win their first round, but Liquid were in charge and strung three more rounds together for a 8-1 lead.

The same pattern followed as Alexey "qikert" Golubev picked up AVANGAR's second round with a 1v2 clutch, but Liquid responded immediately with a three-round winning streak. Before switching sides, AVANGAR managed to win the final two rounds to reduce the deficit to 4-11.

Liquid further added to their lead in the second half, winning their Terrorist pistol and the subsequent anti-eco. Even though AVANGAR still responded with doubles from Timur "buster" Tulepov and Dzhami "Jame" Ali to win the first gun round, their opponents quickly finished off the map at 16-5.

Liquid are through to the semis after defeating Swole Patrol and AVANGAR

Liquid carried that momentum onto their map pick, Inferno, and it all started with the Americans winning their T-side pistol after prevailing against AVANGAR's four-man stack in B. Up 4-0, Keith "NAF" Markovic and co. nearly lost a round as their opponents picked up two AWPs, but they turned a 3v5 situation around to remain in the driving seat.

AVANGAR were helpless to stop Liquid despite changing their CT setups in the process. In the ninth round, Jame's troops finally hit their first round on the board, but Liquid were simply too hot to handle and lost just one more to go up 13-2 by half-time.

AVANGAR found a lifeline in the second half, winning four rounds in a row in convincing fashion before Liquid picked up their first as CTs. AVANGAR still won two more, but it was in vain as the North Americans went on to seal the deal, 16-8.

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 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 23 - 31 -8 67.4 0.91
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 26 - 34 -8 67.7 0.85
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 25 - 37 -12 58.5 0.76
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN 17 - 32 -15 44.3 0.67
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 9 - 30 -21 39.4 0.48
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 37 - 23 +14 85.3 1.39
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 33 - 20 +13 88.3 1.39
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 35 - 23 +12 84.2 1.35
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 32 - 20 +12 71.5 1.33
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 26 - 15 +11 55.7 1.16
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
642
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
771
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
723
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1176
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:
1110
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Ez for Liq.
2018-10-25 20:56
#12
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Sweden Unluko 
Ez
2018-10-25 20:58
#33
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Norway AndersBreivik 
Ez
2018-10-26 10:30
#2
fer | 
Brazil nt_prodka 
Ez
2018-10-25 20:56
#3
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Poland Frytekooo 
VACO
2018-10-25 20:57
#7
fer | 
Brazil nt_prodka 
Nt prodka
2018-10-25 20:56
#4
s1mple | 
Turkey huberez 
GOD TACO
2018-10-25 20:56
#5
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
EZ
2018-10-25 20:56
#6
SPERMY | 
United States Fledge 
Nice
2018-10-25 20:56
#8
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Lol
2018-10-25 20:57
#9
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Armenia cGev 
Twisteeeezzz
2018-10-25 20:58
#10
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United States Trump2020KAG 
This is what happens when taco frags
2018-10-25 20:57
lol
2018-10-25 20:57
#13
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Slovakia gayzera 
what did u expect
2018-10-25 20:58
Tier5 team inv tier2 tournam
2018-10-25 20:59
#15
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United States Prattatat 
geez 13 rounds between two games. Good Job Liquid
2018-10-25 20:59
#16
shox | 
India iejesus 
Ezaf
2018-10-25 21:00
C R U S H
2018-10-25 21:07
beat swole patrol and avangar to make semis, top tier tournament kappa
2018-10-25 21:07
yeah, they must feel like they're in a tier 3 event so far
2018-10-25 21:12
It's not their fault NIP blew it
2018-10-25 21:22
#19
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Algeria Genatix 
Cs go is absolutely boring, it's over. Even the major final wasn't close. R.i.p
2018-10-25 21:09
ez
2018-10-25 21:10
expected af
2018-10-25 21:11
#23
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Brazil vass28 
what a shit tournament ffs
2018-10-25 21:16
#24
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United States Toothyca 
EZ 4 LIQUID
2018-10-25 21:21
tier20 teams, maybe the final will be good
2018-10-25 21:31
#27
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Brazil German_rapist 
Taco is back
2018-10-25 22:58
#31
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Finland Smoonah 
against tier3 haha way to boost stats
2018-10-26 04:17
#28
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Germany Youngnibba 
„Liquid are through to the semi finals after beating swole patrol and avangar“ Wow Nice Tier ????????????? Wtf epicenter
2018-10-26 00:33
#30
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United States TriHardSeven 
navi vs liquid final ezzzzzz
2018-10-26 04:01
#34
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Germany Youngnibba 
Ez Navi Liquid 0 relevant tournament wins yet claims to be t1 nt
2018-10-26 10:45
9 kills in 2 maps.. cool
2018-10-26 03:50
Qikert is pero AF
2018-10-26 04:26
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