Liquid beat Luminosity, mousesports breeze past AVANGAR

Striker
November 6th, 2018 23:54

In the last round of group stage openers at IEM Chicago, Liquid beat Luminosity 16-11 on Cache, while mousesports made short work of AVANGAR with a 16-5 victory on Train.

Liquid took control of their match against Luminosity early on with a pistol round victory, courtesy of Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski's 1v2 clutch. The Brazilian side replied after the second gunround, closing the gap to 3-4 thanks to an A retake and a 3v5 win on the back of Henrique "HEN1" Teles's quad-kill.

Liquid got off to a good start

However, the remainder of the half was firmly in the hands of the North American team. Epitacio "TACO" de Melo's 1v2 broke his compatriots' economy and that allowed Liquid to rack up a fantastic 11-4 half.

Nick "nitr0" Cannella's men also clinched the second pistol round, and with a couple of clutches by Keith "NAF" Markovic and TACO going their way, they made it to match point at 15-6. Luminosity made a valiant effort of climbing back into the match, but they ultimately fell six rounds later, as nitr0 clutched a 1v1 on the B bombsite to secure Liquid a 16-11 victory.

Matchpage
16
11
6th November 2018
16
Cache
11
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 21 - 19 +2 88.9 1.32
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 22 - 16 +6 81.4 1.26
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 20 - 19 +1 78.1 1.12
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 16 - 19 -3 79.7 0.99
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 17 - 18 -1 62.8 0.94
 Luminosity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 26 - 15 +11 107.7 1.56
Brazil Gustavo 'yeL' KnittelyeL 17 - 17 0 75.0 1.11
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 17 - 20 -3 72.2 1.02
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 15 - 21 -6 63.4 0.86
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' SchenatoNEKIZ 16 - 23 -7 50.1 0.66

The other match of the last round of the opening matches in Chicago saw AVANGAR take on mousesports, who are playing their first offline event with Martin "STYKO" Styk back in the roster.

After conceding the pistol round as Terrorists to Aidyn "KrizzeN" Turlybekov's triple, the favorites quickly took hold of the half with STYKO kickstarting mousesports with several multikills. That helped Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's men win 11 out of the last 12 rounds of the half, with AVANGAR unable to find an answer to the offense.

STYKO was on fire in his first offline match since returning to mousesports

Miikka "suNny" Kemppi gave his team the second pistol round with a triple and mousesports didn't take long to find their way to victory at 16-5 to send the Kazakh side to Group B's lower bracket.

Matchpage
16
5
6th November 2018
16
Train
5
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 24 - 7 +17 108.1 1.89
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 24 - 13 +11 110.3 1.86
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 17 - 10 +7 81.2 1.40
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 13 - 12 +1 63.6 1.03
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 7 - 11 -4 43.0 0.91
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN 12 - 18 -6 75.2 0.79
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 13 - 17 -4 74.1 0.79
Russia Ali 'Jame' DjamiJame 12 - 16 -4 64.5 0.76
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 10 - 16 -6 48.5 0.65
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 5 - 18 -13 48.0 0.42
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
459
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
811
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:
962
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
991
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
988
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
924
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1298
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
902
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Taco best brazilian player atm ??????
2018-11-06 23:54
/discuss
2018-11-06 23:54
#7
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United States ShawnM 
Most likely
2018-11-06 23:56
#3
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Finland finalfan 
lol yes
2018-11-06 23:56
#9
TACO | 
Brazil nlxy 
kNgV >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
2018-11-06 23:57
prove it or.....
2018-11-06 23:57
#14
TACO | 
Brazil nlxy 
i'll blow you
2018-11-06 23:58
#4
 | 
Poland Marcines 
styko pogchamp
2018-11-06 23:56
#19
 | 
Slovakia XMBT 
Big thumbs up for STYKO boiiiiii
2018-11-07 00:13
+1
2018-11-07 01:18
expected
2018-11-06 23:56
#6
 | 
United States Nick4hokies 
ez
2018-11-06 23:56
#8
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
people gonna shit on fitch but he hard entries
2018-11-06 23:57
#10
byali | 
Japan KasPro 
Spoko gay
2018-11-06 23:57
#12
Europe NiQa 
Hopefully Styko will perform equally good against t1 lan competition
2018-11-06 23:58
#15
suNny | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
really? of course not but still he showed lately that he's able to do more than throwing flashbangs
2018-11-06 23:59
#20
Europe NiQa 
Yeah, really. Is this community really so low that a genuinely positive comment is a priori considered to be a sarcasm? ...
2018-11-07 00:25
#21
suNny | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
i never considered it to be sarcasm, more kind of delusional
2018-11-07 00:26
#22
Europe NiQa 
Delusional? How so? He was on the top of the pack of players who are able to hold their ground against t1. Your asumption would has some merit to it if the fragging hierarchy of the team wouldn't be changed and Styko would be around 3rd, 4th place and stars of the team would be where we are used to see them, at the top of the scoreboard. But atm. there's no hint where Styko is in hierarchy of the fragging power in the team in the context of the system they are using now at a lan. Delusional. ... it's called reasoning on the basis of known facts and outcome of such process is the hope that Styko will be implemented in the better way than before he was benched which will enable him to play well even against t1 competition.
2018-11-07 00:44
#17
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
we'll see tommorrow vs liquid. that should be a proper test
2018-11-07 00:01
#27
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Lebanon Delsol 
True
2018-11-07 01:30
#13
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United Kingdom DreadN0ught 
EZ for Stykgod
2018-11-06 23:58
#16
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
Ez for Miikka "Sun god" Kemppi
2018-11-07 00:00
#18
flusha | 
Czech Republic screwy1 
Styko wasnt the problem lul
2018-11-07 00:08
Indeed. But hey, the org seems to have enough money to waste it for experiments like this lul
2018-11-07 06:42
welp this is one of the tournaments where hen1 came to play provided they don't get eliminated outright LG could really do some damage here
2018-11-07 00:42
The other teammates should step up too. You see, even with hen1 carrying its not enough to win them matches
2018-11-07 01:21
yeah but to be fair its against a really good team though, maybe against lesser competition they'll get some Ws
2018-11-07 01:35
+1 i agree
2018-11-07 06:42
#25
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North America VassWood 
ez for liquid
2018-11-07 01:19
Expected
2018-11-07 01:39
#30
NAF | 
Bangladesh Ligma_ 
What a mad lad hen1
2018-11-07 02:25
#31
f0rest | 
Russia 1.6 FTW 
fitch strikes on lan again hobbita bi obratno v komandu
2018-11-07 03:23
#33
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Europe Vallon 
Omg, I'm happy that STYKO had a good game.
2018-11-07 06:17
#36
 | 
Austria gex0r 
ez for ma boy styko
2018-11-07 09:07
#37
 | 
United Kingdom Argyl 
GOD STYKO
2018-11-07 13:11
#38
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Brazil m16r_Bra71l 
Wow nice!
2018-11-07 20:47
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