Liquid reach playoffs in Chicago over mousesports; LDLC eliminate North

martiicsgo
November 8th, 2018 04:27

Liquid have reached the playoffs after defeating mousesports 2-1 (11-16 Mirage, 16-9 Inferno, 16-10 Nuke), while LDLC eliminated North 2-1 (8-16 Dust2, 16-10 Nuke, 16-10 Mirage).

The Group B upper bracket semi-final clash between Liquid and mousesports began on Mirage, where Martin "STYKO" Styk secured the T pistol with a triple. mouz continued their run with the 22-year-old leading the way, as Liquid were unable to answer back until the 7th round, where Epitacio "TACO" de Melo & Keith "NAF" Markovic picked up a triple and double kill to find their first.

Liquid went on to win their second, but mouz got right back to work, hounding on Nick "nitr0" Cannella and his men to add four more to their lead (10-2). The North Americans managed to put one more on the board, but mouz put an end to things and picked up the remaining two rounds to secure the 12-3 lead at halftime.

In the second half, Liquid came out swinging on their T side to stamp five in a row. Although the European side picked up their 13th, the North Americans continued to spread the CTs thin, winning three in a row to make it 13-11. mouz would not go down without a fight and put together a stout defensive run to rack up three on the board, topping their map pick as 16-11 victors.

Twistzz' 1.36 rating was enough to put Liquid in the playoffs

The series then moved to Inferno, Liquid's map pick, in which nitr0 & co. got off to a blooming 7-0 start as Terrorists. mouz finally put an end to Liquid's marvelous run, picking up their first and then a second of the half, before the white & blue jerseys took over to take the 12-3 lead at halftime.

The second half was a much harder task for Liquid's defense. Despite winning the pistol with a defuse, mouz rallied back on their T side, winning the next six out of seven rounds. However, they fell short in the end, as Liquid picked up the remaining two rounds to take the map, 16-9, forcing the decider.

The series came down to Nuke. Liquid wasted no time earning two on the board to kick things off, but mouz put their foot down to rack up five straight before the contest between the two sides broke out. After going back and forth, Liquid managed to lock down three on their side to even things at 6-6, but mousesports snapped the tie and won three of their own, claiming the first half lead 9-6.

The second half was all about Liquid from the start, opening up the half with a brilliant showing on their CT side, leaving mouz no room for error, winning ten out of eleven rounds to take the map, 16-10, and series 2-1 to reach the playoffs.

Matchpage
2
1
8th November 2018
11
Mirage
16
16
Inferno
9
16
Nuke
10
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 66 - 45 +21 85.9 1.36
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 52 - 42 +10 84.9 1.28
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 53 - 48 +5 79.5 1.14
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 46 - 57 -11 66.4 0.97
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 48 - 47 +1 60.1 0.93
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 53 - 51 +2 78.4 1.11
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 51 - 50 +1 75.5 1.04
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 49 - 49 0 67.0 0.96
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 49 - 55 -6 62.1 0.91
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 37 - 60 -23 60.2 0.73

The Group A lower bracket semi-final between North and LDLC began on Dust2, where the Danes opened things up with a 2-0 start. The French fired back to even the score 2-2 before earning their third, but North's defense got right back into the game, locking down three to go up 5-3.

The two sides traded rounds as LDLC claimed their fourth, but in return, Casper "cadiaN" Møller led his stout defense to claim six in a row, closing out the half with an 11-4 score. North continued their form into the second half with two on the board promptly, before the French put an end to the Danes' streak, winning three of their own to bring the deficit to a minimum. In the end, North kept their composure and closed the map 16-8.

The series then landed on Nuke, North's map pick, but the first half would have suggested otherwise as LDLC had the Danes' scrambling to find room on their T side. The French displayed a great defensive half, holding off the Danes for a commanding 11-2 lead, before cadiaN & co. secured the final two rounds of the half (4-11).

LDLC eliminate North to remain alive in the lower bracket

LDLC got off to a smooth start in the second half, winning the second pistol and the following anti-eco to go up 13-4. However, North managed to turn things around winning six out of the next seven, until the two sides contested with the French slamming the door on the Danes 16-10 to force Mirage.

North kicked off the decider with a defuse that earned the Danes the pistol, but things quickly went south as LDLC hunkered down on their T side, securing seven in a row to make it 7-1. North began to grind out a few rounds over the French, but Logan "LOGAN" Corti and his men were composed, locking down the first half 11-4.

The second half was a much better start for the Danes as North came out knocking to rack up four straight on their T side before LDLC retaliated. North quickly stamped two more on their comeback, but, in the end, LDLC put the nail in the coffin, sending the Danes packing as 16-10 map victors.

Matchpage
1
2
8th November 2018
16
Dust2
8
10
Nuke
16
10
Mirage
16
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 66 - 53 +13 88.5 1.23
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 50 - 50 0 71.5 1.00
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 47 - 52 -5 67.8 0.97
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 48 - 54 -6 68.1 0.94
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 41 - 50 -9 59.9 0.90
 LDLC K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Logan 'LOGAN' CortiLOGAN 60 - 51 +9 81.6 1.18
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 52 - 45 +7 77.9 1.12
France David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevicdevoduvek 56 - 52 +4 82.8 1.08
Belgium Antoine 'to1nou' Pirardto1nou 43 - 47 -4 58.0 0.95
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 47 - 57 -10 71.2 0.92
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
France Logan 'LOGAN' Corti
Logan 'LOGAN' Corti
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
272
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
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
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
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
825
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
EZ FOR NA
2018-11-08 04:27
#3
Hiko | 
United States TreyBah 
Ok
2018-11-08 04:28
EZ4LDLC
2018-11-08 05:25
EZ for Logan, the Only French star
2018-11-08 07:01
#2
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India Thegameison 
Gg ldlc
2018-11-08 04:27
#4
shAy | 
North America notfrostt 
wtf north??
2018-11-08 04:28
Gade. Need I say more?
2018-11-08 14:18
Ldlc best french team atm
2018-11-08 04:28
#38
1962 | 
Brazil ilm7 
LDLC > Vitality > G2 i agree
2018-11-08 08:00
#39
1962 | 
Brazil ilm7 
-ALEX +Scream LDLC ez 2x0 G2 in a BO3
2018-11-08 08:01
#52
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France theJpay 
ALEX IGL... If -ALEX then -LDLC
2018-11-08 09:46
#54
apEX | 
France Axpie 
Just ignore him Typical Brazilian ScreaM hype logic
2018-11-08 10:48
-asScreaM +ALEX
2018-11-08 17:20
#6
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Norway Barter6 
Bye CadiaN. Hello Karrigan.
2018-11-08 04:28
#58
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Spain N0Love 
Then why CadiaN in the first place? Why not keeping MSL until Karrigan is kicked out of faze? They were terrible with MSL but they won DM Stockholm with him. Only that's much better than what Liquid or specially Mibr have done all year. North with CadiaN doesnt have much more potential than with MSL...
2018-11-08 11:50
winning one tournament doesnt make all the problems go away btw
2018-11-08 11:55
Especially when it was right after player break and right before the major
2018-11-08 14:19
#7
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United States jungle_CSGO 
LDLC UNEXPECTED WTF EX6TENZ WAS THE PROBLEM
2018-11-08 04:29
#19
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Canada thelegend27 
literally this af tbh
2018-11-08 05:08
#32
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Portugal raaVz 
+1 . ex6tenz was the problem . he is the problem in G2 too shit IGL
2018-11-08 07:02
#40
1962 | 
Brazil ilm7 
the problem in G2 is SmithZz bro... ex6tenz isn't the best, but smithzz so bad
2018-11-08 08:02
No wtf Smhitzz doing his job well. its obviously ex6 the problem
2018-11-08 11:25
#65
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
Nice bait m8
2018-11-08 12:45
#76
1962 | 
Brazil ilm7 
0.5/8
2018-11-08 17:20
ex6 sonic hedgehog 🦔 feel the power x6 durrr don’t feel the powers normal levels but x6 power levels durrr
2018-11-08 17:22
Nah idiot There was no amanek and devoduvek BUT NT THO
2018-11-08 07:50
For real X6tenz was the only reason that team was ever good, but now their fraggers are 10 times as capable now Look if the misfits squad could make playoffs runs, this team definitely could Idk why people are so surprised
2018-11-08 12:47
+1 when ex6 was there his best player was Alex Yet people seem to forget about that Amanek is a beast, devo is crazy with hus agression but also frags Ldlc best in france atm ?
2018-11-08 13:09
#81
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United States jungle_CSGO 
im more surprised since tge player they replaced him with was virtually unknown and all of the sudden they started winning. either this guy is some kind of godly IGL or the players instantly clicked with him.
2018-11-08 19:01
ALEX is supposedly leading and he was on the team with x6tenz, so he probably took a lot of his ideas They have a pretty loose style characterized with ct side aggression. Now that they have amanek (a legit potential star btw), they can actually get rolling. He also has a year of synergy with devoduvek which helps What surprises me most is they actually have a pretty good map pool Logan kinda sucks usually but hes having a good event so that really helps
2018-11-08 19:12
#84
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United States jungle_CSGO 
Really? When ex6 was dropped and locgan bought I thought they said Logan would be the igl while ex6 was benched. And where TF is devil? Maniac returned and they benched devil while picking up amen and Devo but devil is practically forgotten
2018-11-09 00:18
Yeah I remember that article too but some casters said alex was leading and I dont know enough about the team to correct them I think devil has just been inactive. He was actually a decent player but I guess he probably decided he didnt want to dedicate his life to pro cs
2018-11-09 01:03
Damn, sunny did not show up :/
2018-11-08 04:29
#29
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Malta TravisSSG08 
ikr wtf happens with him ???
2018-11-08 06:50
#50
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Europe tweekzter 
mouz is just so inconsistent... incredible
2018-11-08 09:08
North are bots
2018-11-08 04:31
wtf sunny
2018-11-08 04:32
#11
flusha | 
Germany felo 
So happy for Amanek and devoduvek
2018-11-08 04:33
This is very true sucked what happened after the whole misfits thing
2018-11-08 05:49
Yeah, was a big fan of them back then (still now lul), and it seemed like Misfits had finally broke out from NA Tier2. Sad the major ended in a bitter way
2018-11-08 05:59
#56
flusha | 
Germany felo 
+1 also was a huge fan of Misfits, sad that things went like they did. But I have been watching LDLC for quite some time now and if they stay together I'm sure this will easily be a top 10 team
2018-11-08 11:09
Idk about that but they can definitely be in optic and hellraisers territory
2018-11-08 12:48
#41
1962 | 
Brazil ilm7 
really professional players, they deserve this ! gg LDLC
2018-11-08 08:03
LDLC top 1 french team
2018-11-08 04:36
#23
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France Pourriture 
+1
2018-11-08 05:51
Unfortunately yes
2018-11-08 07:23
+karrigan-cadian
2018-11-08 04:37
#14
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United States t0rror 
not deserved 0/8
2018-11-08 04:44
ez4Devoduvek
2018-11-08 04:49
#16
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United States _ATaXiA_ 
I've missed seeing LDLC in T1/T2 events, Glad to see a return to form from the new line up.
2018-11-08 04:50
ez LDLC stickers
2018-11-08 04:56
#18
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Canada thelegend27 
N♿️RTH
2018-11-08 05:07
I'm fucking proud of LDLC. It's been a while I cheer for them and they keep surprising me by progressing. The whole roster is fragging and showing prowess and it's heartwarming. Keep it up boys! Tough match against NRG for the playoffs at the very least!
2018-11-08 05:26
Mibr was shit when taco left and liquid became better when taco joined. People still don't understand the connection.
2018-11-08 06:09
+1 Taco is a great support player and plays his role very well. Being a good player doesn't just mean getting frags or making insane plays. Players like Taco, Xyp9x, and Styko are some of the best examples of this. They don't always get as many kills but are so important to winning rounds and teamplay overall, even Edward does a pretty good job of it tbh.
2018-11-08 07:31
Don't compare actual skilled players like xyp9x to taco or styko
2018-11-08 10:30
#70
TaZ | 
Europe francesc0 
Styko not skilled? Just because he doesn't get a lot of highlights in mouz doesn't mean he is lowskill..
2018-11-08 13:25
How am I comparing these three players? I simply listed a few good support players. Obviously Xyp9x is currently better than Taco and Styko. That doesn't mean Taco and Styko are bad at their role.
2018-11-08 18:01
They aren't good at anything , what I meant was don't put xyp9x in the same list as them , people might think he started playing without arms or something
2018-11-09 10:31
N♿️RTH
2018-11-08 06:12
#28
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Asia n0val 
north without MSL LUL
2018-11-08 06:48
#30
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France Minaax_ 
Bye bye North
2018-11-08 06:50
#33
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Denmark Xipingu 
North losing to LDLC hahahahahahahahahaahahhaahhahaha Noobs
2018-11-08 07:14
#37
World Kobs 
Toinou is thé weak link in ldlc, average sniper..
2018-11-08 07:59
Wtf Logan topfragging, gj
2018-11-08 08:09
Gade and cadian too shit. Kick them and get karrigan and bring mertz back
2018-11-08 08:09
#44
Snax | 
India editz10 
And snax/ Sytko Problem Not full team problem
2018-11-08 08:12
#45
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Greece moonchild12 
They said Styko was the problem! Wp suNny
2018-11-08 08:13
wow
2018-11-08 08:32
#47
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Other mikecool 
I'm rooting for ldlc now since they beat renegades xD
2018-11-08 08:45
#48
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Sri Lanka lotwterran 
Snax was the problem!
2018-11-08 08:51
#49
nelv1 | 
Czech Republic MSQT 
-gade -cadian +karrigan +blamef
2018-11-08 08:58
Why Mouseports is so low lately ? :<
2018-11-08 09:29
LDLC playing better without Ex6TenZ
2018-11-08 10:58
Holy shit North, you have fallen so far from what you aspire to be... GG LDLC, nice to see "new" faces break through for real! mouz needs some time to readjust, but suNny needs to get back in the game, he has been very inconsistent for quite some time.
2018-11-08 12:01
ldlc next majpr champ
2018-11-08 12:03
#62
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Spain akproxx 
So sad for mouz And happy for ldlc North worst roster move ever
2018-11-08 12:05
#63
Snax | 
Finland Sandels 
Snax was the problem OMEGALUL mouz pls admit that ur the most inconsistent team in the world
2018-11-08 12:25
dafuq xd losing to liquid 1-2. not that much of a surprise, liquid is a great team
2018-11-08 12:39
MIBR LUL
2018-11-08 13:04
#73
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Europe Galize 
deserve to LDLC
2018-11-08 14:47
Inb4 north cut 3/5 of their roster again.
2018-11-08 14:51
nice
2018-11-08 15:39
LIQUID REACH PLAYOFFS TO CHOKE IN THE FINALS.
2018-11-08 18:03
They will choke whenever they play Faze or Astralis, wherever that ends up being
2018-11-08 21:24
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