North edge out Liquid in Texas
The fourth match of the day took place on Nuke, where Liquid won the initial pistol round by cleanly retaking the A site from their Danish opponents. Taking full advantage of their CT-side start, the North Americans rushed ahead to a 6-0 lead before North could respond.
Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye and co. men then won two rounds, the first on the back of a quad-kill from the 20-year-old, after which Liquid won a pair of their own to lead 8-2. North then gathered their wits to win four rounds in a row, one of which included a quad-kill by Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså, and would ultimately reach a respectable 6-8 deficit before switching to the defensive side.
Here, the Danes started out strong by winning the second pistol round as well as the following anti-eco, which featured an M4A1 ace from valde. Casper "cadiaN" Møller's men gave Liquid no respite for a good while and reached a 13-9 lead before the North Americans got on the board as Terrorists. Nick "nitr0" Cannella's troops won two in a row, got reset in the next, but then successfully took the B site with only pistols to put themselves in a fairly good position to even things out.
North fended off the comeback, though, as the Danes managed two tight holds on the A site to close things out 16-12.
|Liquid||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE||20 - 20||0||84.2||1.12|
|Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF||21 - 18||+3||77.2||1.08|
|Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0||18 - 21||-3||64.6||0.99|
|Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO||17 - 20||-3||76.1||0.95|
|Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz||7 - 17||-10||48.3||0.69|
|North||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy||25 - 18||+7||99.2||1.48|
|Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde||24 - 18||+6||79.4||1.24|
|Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade||16 - 16||0||76.2||1.04|
|Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN||14 - 14||0||48.5||0.96|
|Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye||16 - 17||-1||67.8||0.90|