Astralis beat Liquid 3-0 to win IEM Chicago

Astralis have won IEM Chicago 2018 after taking down Liquid 3-0 in a one-sided grand final.

IEM Chicago came to a close with a clash between two teams equally eager to win the title, albeit for distinct reasons. As the best and most successful team of 2018, Astralis were determined to prove that they had not lost their magic touch after an early exit at BLAST Pro Series, in Copenhagen of all places. Liquid, on the other hand, had yet another chance to eradicate their demons after their previous six final appearances at Big Events had ended in disappointment.

But with a 16-14 victory on Mirage, Liquid's map pick. Astralis practically killed any lingering hopes the North Americans had of picking up the title. Nick "nitr0" Cannella's men had thrashed LDLC and FaZe on this map earlier in the playoffs, and they knew that their hopes rested largely on a victory here before they had to play Nuke - Astralis' best map.

The Danish team came out the brighter of the two sides and took the lead after destroying Liquid's retake from the CT spawn, with Emil "Magisk" Reif getting four kills to his name. A third-round buy from Liquid put the North Americans on the board and marked the beginning of a phenomenal run from nitr0's men, who lost just one of the next eight rounds, and it was solely because of a 1v2 clutch by Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth.

The situation was starting to look bleak for Astralis, but the Danish team picked up the pace and ended the half trailing their opponents by just three rounds, keeping their composure even after losing a round to a defuse clutch from Keith "NAF" Markovic in a 1v2 situation.

The second half began with Liquid taking the pistol round in a fast A execute and following that up with both anti-ecos to increase their lead to 12-6. Once Astralis had money in the bank, however, the landscape of the game changed instantly, as the Danes won four rounds without response.

Astralis win their seventh Big Event title of 2018

Liquid then brought that streak to an end and eventually hit 14 rounds on the back of a spectacular clutch by NAF, who outplayed two opponents after opening up the A site with two kills earlier in the rounds. Astralis were now against the ropes, but Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen came to the team's rescue, picking up 12 frags in the remaining six rounds to spearhead the Danes' comeback.

Nuke, where Astralis had been undefeated on LAN since the ECS Season 4 Finals, in December 2017, saw Xyp9x and Magisk overturn a 2v5 situation in the pistol round, punishing Liquid's overly-aggressive approach. That was certainly not the kind of start wanted by the home side, who struggled to contain a confident Astralis side.

It was only when they were down 1-6 that Liquid got a foothold in the game, with the North Americans tightening up their defense to bring the deficit to three rounds by the end of the half.

Liquid were no match for Astralis on Nuke or Inferno

Liquid still tried to get back in the game, but their efforts were in vain. Astralis kept a water-tight defense and limited their opponents to just one round in the half, increasing their lead to 2-0 in the series as the teams headed to Inferno.

Starting out on the Terrorist side, Liquid took the pistol round and the subsequent anti-ecos for a clean 3-0 lead. It was the kind of start that the North Americans needed, but things soured for them once Astralis had money in the bank. Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's men gave the North Americans very little room to operate and lost just one gun round for the entire half to secure a massive 11-4 lead.

Nicolai "device" Reedtz kicked Astralis further into the lead with three great p250 kills in the second half pistol round, with the Danish side following that up with both anti-ecos. Liquid still attempted a response with guns, but Astralis quickly wrapped things up to get their hands on yet another trophy - their seventh since the start of the year.

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 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 57 - 38 +19 85.0 1.35
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 59 - 44 +15 83.3 1.31
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 53 - 41 +12 87.5 1.28
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 55 - 41 +14 77.0 1.24
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 57 - 43 +14 78.1 1.22
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 47 - 58 -11 82.8 1.00
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 45 - 50 -5 58.7 0.88
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 44 - 58 -14 67.8 0.81
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 35 - 56 -21 54.3 0.74
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 36 - 61 -25 68.3 0.72

IEM Chicago 2018 final standings:

1. Denmark Astralis - $100,000
2. North America Liquid - $42,000
3-4. - Europe FaZe - $20,000
3-4. - Sweden fnatic - $20,000
5-6. - Europe mousesports - $10,000
5-6. - France LDLC - $10,000
7-8. - United States NRG - $8,000
7-8. - Brazil Luminosity - $8,000
9-12. - United States eUnited - $5,000
9-12. - Germany BIG - $5,000
9-12. - Denmark North - $5,000
9-12. - Brazil MIBR - $5,000
13-16. - Ukraine Natus Vincere - $4,000
13-16. - Korea MVP PK - $4,000
13-16. - Australia Renegades - $4,000
13-16. - Kazakhstan AVANGAR - $4,000

Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1476
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
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
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1356
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
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
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
934
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1533
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
#1
s1mple | 
United States blinK_ 
Astralis numba won
2018-11-12 00:17
Liquid this year: IEM Chicago 2018 - 2nd place ESL One New York 2018 - 2nd place ELEAGUE 2018 - 2nd place ECS Season 5 - 2nd place ESL Season 7 - 2nd place FeelsBadMan
2018-11-12 00:16
Na'Vi V2
2018-11-12 00:17
you choke on liquids and liquid chokes on everything
2018-11-12 00:17
Lmao +1
2018-11-12 00:19
Lmao +2
2018-11-12 00:23
#195
Xyp9x | 
Denmark greenhz 
your name +10000
2018-11-12 02:22
#221
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
cuz it has BOTzera
2018-11-12 06:27
Lmao +3
2018-11-12 00:29
OMEGALUL!
2018-11-12 05:05
#76
Zeus | 
Ukraine Lomz 
Navi won few finals
2018-11-12 00:20
2015 Na'Vi v2 then
2018-11-12 00:47
yeah it's something like: 3. Liquid - 5x 2nd places 2. Navi - 4x 2nd places 4x wins 1. Astralis - 2x 2nd places 7x wins
2018-11-12 01:13
So, HLTV rating like 1 Astralis 2 NaVi 3 Liquid is true?
2018-11-12 01:51
kind of yeah faze should be 4th as well however mibr shouldn't be fifth, this belongs to mouz (overall for the whole year)
2018-11-12 02:09
Dont let wins and second places decide it for you though, most of the things navi and mibr win are smaller touneys or weird shit like blast when they just have to win some b01 (not even all of them)
2018-11-12 11:05
another choke gg
2018-11-12 00:17
Shits depressing, just like na cs
2018-11-12 00:17
#28
Jame | 
Russia H423zZ 
mvp pk will win major b4 liquid win a event
2018-11-12 00:17
lulquid looooooooooool
2018-11-12 00:18
#141
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Denmark loof 
+1
2018-11-12 00:38
Liquid 2018 = Faze 2017
2018-11-12 00:30
#164
fer | 
Brazil _Awper 
Faze in 2017 won 5 big titles
2018-11-12 00:50
As lost every finals against SK, Just like Liquid and Faze
2018-11-12 01:02
Brazillians; always cocky...
2018-11-12 01:47
Not that much
2018-11-12 23:44
come on mate, TOP5 Cocky Countries England Brazil Poland Greece Lituania
2018-11-13 12:11
I dont even asked you
2018-11-13 19:55
wow.. just wow
2018-11-13 20:04
Wtf i thought it was same person talking to themselvrd
2018-11-12 03:53
You're not alone
2018-11-12 04:02
It is. Many accounts bro
2018-11-12 10:40
Chokers
2018-11-12 05:18
Would be nice to win but they have solidified themselves as second best team in the world.
2018-11-12 06:04
#250
tarik | 
Hungary ERiKb09 
Sad :(
2018-11-12 10:52
#254
ropz | 
Italy NoxteR 
FaZe 2 in 2017
2018-11-12 13:16
Until they grow some balls, it will stay like this.
2018-11-12 15:44
#9
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Brazil bandicoot 
well played
2018-11-12 00:16
How did Faze lose to a team as bad as this??
2018-11-12 00:18
because they're better than FaZe ?
2018-11-12 00:18
+1. Liquid 2nd in world. Navi 3rd. Faze, who knows, too shaky
2018-11-12 00:32
#172
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CIS sharovoy 
at least NaVi won some titles
2018-11-12 01:02
3rd isnt bad at all. In fact, it is better than most
2018-11-12 01:18
#55
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United States 0dragoon0 
ez
2018-11-12 00:19
yes
2018-11-12 00:20
Ez as pie
2018-11-12 00:30
#149
rain | 
Sweden ImTyler 
Wow, didn’t see that one coming... oh wait
2018-11-12 00:43
This could have been such a good final if FaZe didn't suck yesterday... good try Liquid but EU too strong for NA FeelsBadMan
2018-11-12 00:16
Not 1 omegalul
2018-11-12 00:18
who cares omegalul
2018-11-12 00:19
You Cry is free
2018-11-12 00:19
no one gives a shit tbh lol
2018-11-12 00:20
Your tears are delicius
2018-11-12 00:20
Looks more like YOU are crying right now lmao
2018-11-12 00:21
Laugh crying Please dont suicide
2018-11-12 00:23
Stop beeing so mad :( maybe you will get first some day too if thats so important for you :(
2018-11-12 00:28
Omg what a proyection of you Freud says 10/10
2018-11-12 00:30
stop crying ffs
2018-11-12 01:07
this guy is actually braindead expected from mibr fans
2018-11-12 04:23
Who the fuck are you
2018-11-12 04:51
#162
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United States Artifactz 
+1
2018-11-12 00:50
#66
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Finland eMBeJaana 
agreed, faze could have had really challenge astralis
2018-11-12 00:20
Not if they played like they did yesterday :(
2018-11-12 00:21
#97
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Finland eMBeJaana 
yea it was unluko but when liquid won faze it was 100% sure that astralis is gna win bc liquid can't fucking win any final
2018-11-12 00:22
Tbh, I don't know if faze would've won vs astralis. I think it would've been closer but the 2:0 they had earlier was probably faze playing like 2017 faze and astralis not 100% showing up. Still though, 16:1 hurts :(
2018-11-12 00:43
#153
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Finland eMBeJaana 
it does
2018-11-12 00:44
#241
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Europe tweekzter 
they already won against AST - Liquid can't win vs top teams.
2018-11-12 09:00
Well they beat faze :) But the astralis win hasn't convinced me that they can do it on a regular basis.
2018-11-12 10:07
#246
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Europe tweekzter 
I think FaZe are on an upward trend. They'll come back if they keep on doing what they're doing. It would enrich the scene.
2018-11-12 10:09
Hopefully they can do it without replacing karrigan. He's taking all the blame for everything. Even if he isn't the igl there's no need to swap him out. I do think that with a few minor adjustments they can be a real threat to astralis. Because at this time neither Team liquid nor simple can beat them in a Bo3
2018-11-12 10:14
ChoKe clan always suck nt
2018-11-12 00:20
Head to Head 30 Astralis 19 faze Lul
2018-11-12 00:31
#175
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Singapore Wadufuk 
U mean 30-21
2018-11-12 01:08
Nt group stage clan OMEGALUL
2018-11-12 01:08
2018-11-12 11:53
im gay but no one will see this gg astralis
2018-11-12 00:17
#19
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United States B1ueberry 
3rd
2018-11-12 00:17
#5
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United States B1ueberry 
sad..
2018-11-12 00:16
#44
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Korea Recklessman 
Lulquid disappoints in front of their home crowd AGAIN
2018-11-12 00:18
They didn't disappoint, Astralis is just way to good
2018-11-12 00:19
+1
2018-11-12 00:52
no disappointment here, expected from chokequid
2018-11-12 04:28
Ez
2018-11-12 00:16
Worlds best csgo team ever to touch the game
2018-11-12 00:16
gg
2018-11-12 00:16
Liquid bad
2018-11-12 00:16
#11
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Europe furNOPE 
lul
2018-11-12 00:16
Fak
2018-11-12 00:16
liquid and choking in finals, name a more iconic duo
2018-11-12 00:17
#78
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
Mibr and group stage
2018-11-12 00:20
#99
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Chile Lionel_Hutz 
Krimz - olof
2018-11-12 00:22
that was a trio
2018-11-12 00:26
#122
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
No
2018-11-12 00:29
It's mostly Astralis they meet on those "finals" and Liquid have a hard time beating Astralis but usually easily crush everyone else
2018-11-12 00:35
Rip
2018-11-12 00:17
Ez
2018-11-12 00:17
#18
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China longkas 
ez
2018-11-12 00:17
#21
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Ukraine sor1k 
fuck them ^^
2018-11-12 00:17
#22
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
Deserved
2018-11-12 00:17
#23
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Denmark potatomato 
expected
2018-11-12 00:17
ez for astralis
2018-11-12 00:17
16-4 oof
2018-11-12 00:17
#27
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
expected dupreeh mvp
2018-11-12 00:17
ResidentSleeper
2018-11-12 00:17
#30
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Finland eMBeJaana 
fucking liquid wasted spot in the final they never win anything
2018-11-12 00:18
#90
Zeus | 
Ukraine Lomz 
LUL
2018-11-12 00:21
Liquid first of the losers as always
2018-11-12 00:17
#205
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Brazil Botzera__ 
2nd, NaVi 1st Ohhh, Liquid 2nd again LUL
2018-11-12 04:27
#32
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Europe wai7ing 
Poor poor final
2018-11-12 00:17
+1
2018-11-12 00:31
If Astralis didnt exist Liquid would have gotten so many first place finishes. damn u EU everytime NA is close to being dominant u pull bs teams to be our kryptonite
2018-11-12 00:18
true, I think in every other era liquid would be #1, sucks for them I hope they don't give up, they have so lot potential
2018-11-12 00:21
Cry is free
2018-11-12 06:37
So true.. Liquid would have had quite a run in a world without Astralis.
2018-11-12 22:37
#35
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
Nice. Deserved.
2018-11-12 00:18
#36
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
astralis era
2018-11-12 00:18
Real but boring :/
2018-11-12 00:32
#161
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United States euler_LLL 
so true
2018-11-12 00:47
It's hard being a liquid fan
2018-11-12 00:18
Lul
2018-11-12 00:18
#39
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United States Raptorial 
Poor
2018-11-12 00:18
Where is big in final standings
2018-11-12 00:18
#80
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Poland KasPro 
Exactly I think I have developed OCD because of this
2018-11-12 00:20
Lmao
2018-11-12 00:21
#42
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Panama Cyain10 
LULquid
2018-11-12 00:18
#43
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Poland Edzey4k 
fnatic vs astralis should be grand final lol
2018-11-12 00:18
#64
flusha | 
Sweden XenoRex 
1+
2018-11-12 00:19
#45
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
Congratulations to all my fellow Astralis fans!
2018-11-12 00:18
EZZZ
2018-11-12 00:18
gj Chokequid XDDDDD 5 finals in 2018, 5 2nd places
2018-11-12 00:18
Well, it’s great to be consistent though
2018-11-12 00:20
true
2018-11-12 00:20
Walked over them.
2018-11-12 00:18
So easy.
2018-11-12 00:19
#52
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Asia mocity123 
EZ
2018-11-12 00:19
#53
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Lithuania KingOfPing 
gg to astralis, easy final :D
2018-11-12 00:19
Never seen a team so good at getting 2nd place
2018-11-12 00:19
#100
Xyp9x | 
Iceland Fridd 
They deserve more.
2018-11-12 00:22
I mean they just got 3-0'd, they do not deserve more
2018-11-12 00:42
#200
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Brazil cadik 
Navi
2018-11-12 03:56
#56
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Latvia TeMMkA 
Is there anyone in this Universe who is happy when Astralis wins? This is so boring.
2018-11-12 00:19
I’m happy
2018-11-12 00:22
#134
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Bulgaria Grezko 
Playing smart is boring only to ppl that don't understand it.
2018-11-12 00:33
Im happy, a great team
2018-11-12 01:10
#230
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Czech Republic GeorgyD 
Agree with u, its so boriiiiiing, I just hate them
2018-11-12 07:03
expected
2018-11-12 00:19
#59
ALEX | 
United Kingdom HAVANANA 
Look at those team scores.. best team by far
2018-11-12 00:19
booooring
2018-11-12 00:19
Well that was actually a bit boring, have to say
2018-11-12 00:19
another boring final, thanks Liquid. TO's should stop inviting them, they consistently ruin tournaments by making the final and choking like little bitches
2018-11-12 00:19
EZZZZZZZ ASTRALIS ERA
2018-11-12 00:20
Xyp9x MVP
2018-11-12 00:20
+1. He deserves it
2018-11-12 00:30
#72
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Other VladimirLucas 
expected
2018-11-12 00:20
#74
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
Liquid era.
2018-11-12 00:20
What a surprise
2018-11-12 00:20
expected
2018-11-12 00:20
Thank you Astralis. Best thing to ever happened in counter-strike!
2018-11-12 00:20
#85
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United States PH4RMA 
To any non-Dane laughing at liquid/NA cs. 1. I'm a plastic Astralis fan 2. Liquid is better than [insert your team] Pick one ;)
2018-11-12 00:21
#111
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Latvia TeMMkA 
Na'Vi > Liquid At this particular moment.
2018-11-12 00:25
#155
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United States inflict 
navi hasnt beaten liquid since eleague major where they lost with a stand in ????????????????
2018-11-12 00:45
#180
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Navi only met once with liquid after eleague major????
2018-11-12 01:14
#181
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United States inflict 
??????? 2-0 epl s7 2-0 eleague premier??????
2018-11-12 01:15
Nt current Fnatic better than Liquid
2018-11-12 01:30
#86
KRIMZ | 
Sweden Niclz 
Astralis - Fnatic best series in this event by far.
2018-11-12 00:21
#87
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Spain elskio 
gg Astralis
2018-11-12 00:21
It was a stomp Astralis stomp Liquid
2018-11-12 00:21
#93
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Brazil hugoooo 
Congratulations fnatic... look what you did.
2018-11-12 00:21
#113
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
+1 Exactly my thoughts... fnatic literally dun goofed.
2018-11-12 00:25
LIQUID pathetic team as expected, astralis/fnatic was the real final
2018-11-12 00:22
boring
2018-11-12 00:22
boring final
2018-11-12 00:22
NA tournament
2018-11-12 00:23
Liquid 2018 are Navi 2016
2018-11-12 00:23
#105
Summer | 
China seba13 
LOST 1 map = lost series LIQUID BABYRAGE
2018-11-12 00:23
expected
2018-11-12 00:23
#108
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India |sKy| 
Yaaassss!
2018-11-12 00:23
Thank you Liquid for making the final boring af
2018-11-12 00:23
#110
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
I feel like even LDLC would have given them a harder time Liquid was really bad throughout the final
2018-11-12 00:24
#112
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Denmark blue_sheep 
The era is real. Astralis is the GOAT of teams
2018-11-12 00:25
#114
blameF | 
Denmark megz 
For me this is the most impressive Astralis win this year. Before you flame me, consider this. Astralis as a team had a 1.12 rating, the top performing team in the tournament. And yet, not a single player from astralis is in top8 of the tournament. Simple topped with 1.27 and Amanek was number 8 with 1.17. Which means the entire astralis squad averaged 1.12 and yet not a single one of them went above 1.17. That is actually insane. The whole team performed well, and noone carried anyone. It was a team effort.
2018-11-12 00:25
+1 The GOAT of teams
2018-11-12 00:28
astralis matches are always like this, thats why the mvp is not really so obvious for them to pick. personally Xyp9x is always the player to watch
2018-11-12 00:45
#115
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Germany zsazsazsu 
boring
2018-11-12 00:25
#117
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Australia StVincent 
expected
2018-11-12 00:26
so expected
2018-11-12 00:28
astralis era dullest era
2018-11-12 00:28
#127
s1mple | 
Sweden DiTzZ 
dupreeh MVP! gg Astralis, once again
2018-11-12 00:30
#130
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
How faze lost to this liquid choke team? Faze needs changes..
2018-11-12 00:31
nitro as the igl always seems to be lost when they switch to t side with early lead. and his highlights mostly are not really insane skilled or smartly calculated, just misplay from opponents. and elige, i am confused, he is just like he doesnt know this is the grand final, always find him jumping around, dying unnecessarily here and there. nitro and elige are really bad in big games. im not just saying this becuz of this one match.
2018-11-12 00:33
fnatic should have won the title. This is boring
2018-11-12 00:33
If they were truly meant to win it, they wouldn't have lost their games.
2018-11-12 00:34
yeah, would've been hilarious to spectate chokers vs chokers
2018-11-12 00:40
Ultra EZ for Astralis. 😒
2018-11-12 00:36
Astralis even with a subpar performance still manage to win one of the biggest tournaments of the years. 8/8 to the stars. On their way to become the greatest team of all time as shakerbye can't seem to solve his nightmare issues.
2018-11-12 00:40
P A P E R C H A M P
2018-11-12 00:40
Boring
2018-11-12 00:41
Such a small money event
2018-11-12 00:41
#148
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Sweden Niipr0 
It how it goes when TOP EU vs TOP NA meets : )
2018-11-12 00:42
Waste of spot in the finals. Fnatic or faze would have competed better against astralis in finals. It's a pity that chokuid beat faze with the momentum in semis.
2018-11-12 00:43
#152
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African Union mikecool 
No.1 true no.1
2018-11-12 00:44
fuck asstralis
2018-11-12 00:44
Dissapointed after how good the Astralis V Fnatic match was. That really should’ve been the grand final tbh, most exciting series this tournament tbh.
2018-11-12 00:46
Please someone end this astralis era already... At first astralis was very entertaining to watch and then it become boring team At least stop them from taking first place -.-
2018-11-12 00:46
A wise man has said ,,, it's only stupid people who are bored,,low life low iq,,,polski loser.
2018-11-13 14:07
Not a surprise everyone playing semis basically plays for second place
2018-11-12 00:47
pro CS is going to die if Astralis continues to play the way they do. nothing wrong with Astralis' play style, and teams should do what they can to win. but to be honest, not many people want to watch this over and over again. it gets tiring after a while.
2018-11-12 00:50
True enough Did anyone notice the number of viewer gradually falling down? Back then faze vs SK have like 1 million viewers in bo3 series
2018-11-12 00:56
You do not know what you're talking about, and I think you're the type you can not move on, if others have the right answer, some years ago you could only see counterstrike online few places, today they can watch live stream really many places, so the numbers are shared my friend, another thing i do not understand ,,,,,,,,, why do you go up there. You're strange or you're negative minded, do not even think you can see it.
2018-11-13 14:05
#170
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World madman112 
Fnatic and SK have had crazy eras as well. Other teams has already beaten Astralis and they did not win Blast, so I would not be scared yet. Have a great day.
2018-11-12 00:59
Both fnatic and SK have an eras yes... But both their eras don't have utter dominance like astralis They only win like 75% of tournament while astralis winning around 90% of the tournament
2018-11-12 01:13
+1
2018-11-12 05:17
#269
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World madman112 
That is true, but I think when Fnatic was really at their peak (flusha cheating blatantly etc.) it was impossible to win them. I was rooting for NiP back then and the nemesis was always too good for the Ninjas.. Haha. Kinda like the same with Astralis right now. And SK won back-to-back majors during their era, Astralis hasn't done that (I might be wrong though) Astralis era has been long for sure and it feels like they should have like 1.1 odds in any bo3 they play.
2018-11-12 18:26
you can blame fnatic 15-9 lead in ct side on de_inferno
2018-11-12 02:38
#165
cyx | 
Belgium HUFTGOLD 
NA sucking EU's dig bick... Again. I'm shocked
2018-11-12 00:51
GG. You know liquid is bad when the only team to take astralis to overtime on inferno was fnatic. Gg wp. The astralis-Fnatic semifinal was better
2018-11-12 00:54
Liquid is a good team. Igl needs to be changed, the calls nitro made were worst. If liquid can't handle astralis then atleast let faze go to finals. They never do good job in finals.
2018-11-12 00:57
It's ez to beat astralis 2 of them ain't so good with skill. You need to make proper calls. Faze handles them nicely. Navi too .
2018-11-12 01:00
Astralis recks everything, even the trophy on stage.. 😂 Feels bad for Liquid. In another universe they probably have The Liquid Era going. But in this one Astralis is really getting in their way..
2018-11-12 01:25
#185
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Romania cyber8 
fuck astralis and their boring ass team ruining the gamek.
2018-11-12 01:43
#191
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Europe Ondra_Vlcek 
They are good AF, but they playing some fucking boring cs...
2018-11-12 02:02
BORING, cs:go is dead.
2018-11-12 01:46
it's not because a team dominates 75% of the big tournaments that the game turns instantly dead CS:GO is not entirely revolved around its esports scene you know
2018-11-12 05:53
#189
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Bulgaria roundup 
Something really bad happened yesterday to FaZe's game against Liquid.At one particular point they stopped playing and I still can't find the reasons why.And don't tell me that Liquid overun FaZe, cuz it's not this.FaZe just stop to play after Inferno.And today you can all see the result when Liquid gone to the final... they lost 3-0.If the final was Astralis vs FaZe, I am pretty sure that FaZe could of beaten them and could of be a great final, instead we saw one more trash display on Chokequid on a grand final...
2018-11-12 01:56
FaZe just didn't show up anyway. They're not better than Liquid, yet they're better than Astralis (on 1 bo3). Liquid has got what FaZe hasn't : Consistency. Sure, consistency to lose most of their games in the final, but consistency to qualify for those finals first.
2018-11-12 05:58
#267
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Bulgaria roundup 
Are you fuking lost your mind ? FaZe won a tournament just couple a weeks ago.If they had won against Liquid, they would of been in a 6 in a row IEM event grand final..Liquid participate on finals where t2 teams playing mostly.They are sure not better than FaZe.FaZe's bad game after inferno was a gift for Liquid, which liquid throw away as always..
2018-11-12 16:56
#190
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Europe Ondra_Vlcek 
Difficult times to be Liquid fan...
2018-11-12 02:01
thank you fnatic for another one-sided astralul vs liquid match = D
2018-11-12 02:04
Lulquid lul
2018-11-12 02:12
another tired boring grand final. it would be more interesting if faze didnt choke, cuz only faze got the ball to fuck astralis.
2018-11-12 02:29
faze lost 11 games straight against astralis before winning that BO3. it was a fluke. they'd have lost the final.
2018-11-12 14:13
maybe faze will lose to gaystralis again, but still it would be more fun for watching rather than liquid did
2018-11-13 02:25
#198
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China chen1k 
ez for A
2018-11-12 03:34
#201
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Ozimandias 
Thank you Astralis for boring final, i hate you. All finals with you are shit
2018-11-12 04:02
not astralis' fault. the other team's fault for being bad...
2018-11-12 14:13
At what point does Glave get the credit he deserves for the amazing results Astralis have achieved..a great team attitude combined with disciplined, intelligent play with unprecedented consistency. He's MVP of the year IMO, no one has done more to make Astralis the best team in the world.
2018-11-12 04:17
#207
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Asia Flaur0s 
liquid should stop wasting final spot in tournament and get knocked out early always give such underwhelming performance in final
2018-11-12 04:39
#208
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Asia Flaur0s 
LOL at those who blame astralis for a lack luster final, how about blaming liquid for playing so bad in EVERY SINGLE FINAL
2018-11-12 04:41
+1 faze should have been there
2018-11-12 05:12
#214
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Europe tweekzter 
Liquid overrated
2018-11-12 05:43
#215
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Ozimandias 
Best match was Astralis vs Fnatic, all other matches was shit. Sad for Fnatic who choked 3d map, Fnatic vs Liquid - that is good match would be.
2018-11-12 05:51
Faze v Astralis
2018-11-12 06:43
this is starting to get really boring
2018-11-12 05:52
#234
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Luxembourg alex24 
not really, cuz fnatic was better than astralis, and 2019 looks like a fnatic era if they keep on playing like in this event
2018-11-12 07:27
if you choke like fnatic did you can't seriously consider them better...
2018-11-12 14:12
#262
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Luxembourg alex24 
worst bait of 2018 so far
2018-11-12 15:28
Things that you can't see; -Unicorns -Ghosts -Democracy in Turkey -Liquid's winning a t1 tournament
2018-11-12 06:11
lul fam
2018-11-12 06:43
Liquid this year: IEM Chicago 2018 - 2nd place ESL One New York 2018 - 2nd place ELEAGUE 2018 - 2nd place ECS Season 5 - 2nd place ESL Season 7 - 2nd place FeelsBadMan
2018-11-12 06:37
ez for fnatic as always. Astralis Best Team btw
2018-11-12 06:53
Fuck you fnatic and faze for throwing in semis would have been nice to see rematch of IEM Katowice finals. This way Gaystralis gets another boring win over 2nd place choke legends
2018-11-12 06:58
#228
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Finland Taynz 
-nitro +karrigan
2018-11-12 06:59
Who?
2018-11-12 07:02
Imagine if fnatic vs Astralis was the final. Probably great match!
2018-11-12 07:11
That semi was insane. It felt like a final
2018-11-12 16:52
Still Astralis era and Liquid still chokes,nothing has changed
2018-11-12 07:17
#233
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Luxembourg alex24 
fnatic should have won this... they were better than Astralis on this event.. and far better than liquid
2018-11-12 07:26
+1
2018-11-12 07:43
#235
Happy | 
Poland m1ckaaa 
Its actually boring af
2018-11-12 07:33
boooriinng
2018-11-12 07:42
This just shows how strange CS is sometimes. Liquid absolutely dominated Faze in last 2 maps 16-1 16-4 and couldnt miss even one of their shots. Insane aim, headshots etc. Then they go up against Astralis and they look like a tier 2 team. Betting on CS is very random.
2018-11-12 08:13
I think Liquids playstyle fits Astralis very well.. Besides, it seems that Glaive has a much better read on them. Compared to Fnatic and Faze :) Did you bet on Liquid?
2018-11-12 16:51
fnatic throw that tournament away cuz not ablr to win at 15-9 3v2 vs low hp
2018-11-12 08:38
fnatic would've lost to liquid
2018-11-12 14:11
#271
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Belarus Ruble 
astralis toggle 2strong
2018-11-12 23:19
#240
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Hungary FHarbor 
soez
2018-11-12 08:45
liquid trash team
2018-11-12 09:07
srsly. disband
2018-11-12 09:28
#244
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Ukraine minemax 
ez
2018-11-12 09:41
HOLY FUCK SO UNEXPECTED
2018-11-12 10:34
RIP Team Ligma
2018-11-12 10:56
When #3 team gets less than half the rounds of Astralis, lul
2018-11-12 14:49
unexpected
2018-11-12 15:03
Faze (sometimes) beats Astralis Astralis always beats Liquid Liquid often beats Faze So it's their triangular relation. Just dont talk trash about Faze and liquid and overrate Astralis. Doesn't make sense. BTW, NiP beated Astralis several times in this year.
2018-11-12 15:09
#264
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
RIP to the people spamming LUL EU SO BAD LUL during map one. I feel a little bit bad for you
2018-11-12 16:37
#268
NiKo | 
United States Manxols 
For faze: -karrigan +s1mple. Dream Team cuz NiKo is now the IGL.
2018-11-12 17:00
why the hell they dont ban NUKE !!
2018-11-14 01:18
damn
2018-11-15 19:08
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