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:
823
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
907
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
903
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1323
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1263
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Ez for Liq.
2018-10-25 20:56
#12
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Poland Unluko
Ez
2018-10-25 20:58
Ez
2018-10-26 10:30
Ez
2018-10-25 20:56
#3
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Poland Frytekooo
VACO
2018-10-25 20:57
Nt prodka
2018-10-25 20:56
#4
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Turkey huberez
GOD TACO
2018-10-25 20:56
EZ
2018-10-25 20:56
Nice
2018-10-25 20:56
Lol
2018-10-25 20:57
#9
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Armenia cGev
Twisteeeezzz
2018-10-25 20:58
This is what happens when taco frags
2018-10-25 20:57
lol
2018-10-25 20:57
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
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
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
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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