NRG send Liquid packing in Arlington

NRG are through to Group B's decider match at the ECS Season 6 Finals after beating Liquid 2-0 in an elimination match.

The North American showdown began on Mirage, Liquid's map pick, with Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski opening up the action with a quad kill to put his team in the lead. The IEM Chicago runners-up rode that momentum to carve out an 8-2 lead after keeping their opponents from stringing rounds together.

Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte, who had claimed his MVP medal from cs_summit prior to the match, then took matters into his own hands and pulled off multi-kills to allow NRG to finally get a foothold in the game, but Liquid bagged the final two rounds to make it a 10-5 half.

Now playing on the CT side, Liquid further added to their lead after winning the opening two rounds of the half. But all of a sudden they lost their grip on the game. A triple-kill by Ethan "Ethan" Arnold in a force-buy prevented a reset and gave NRG a lifeline, with Chet "ImAPet" Singh's troops using that opportunity to take control of proceedings.

NRG will face North in the decider match

NRG ran all over the Liquid defence, winning all aim duels, and eventually restored parity at 13-13 on the back of a trio of kills by Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov, who would also deal the finishing blow with a quad-kill in the 30th round after his team had reset the CTs.

Liquid knew they had a mountain to climb to turn the series around as they headed to Overpass, their worst map over the last three months, with just one victory in four games. They were put on the back foot early on as Jacob "FugLy" Medina handed NRG an early lead with four kills in the pistol round.

After getting their economy back in order, Liquid responded by winning four rounds in a row to take the lead, but the rest of the half was all about NRG's precise executions and crisp aim, with Damian "daps" Steele's side picking up a 9-6 lead.

The second half began with a stunning pistol round by Ethan, who picked up four kills after being brought down to just 5hp. NRG set up a very tight defence, immediately countering Liquid's win in the 20th round, and hit match point off the back of a quad-kill by CeRq, who single-handedly overturned a 2v4 situation. With no money in the bank, Nick "nitr0" Cannella's side were helpless to prevent defeat, leaving Arlington with a frustrating 7th-8th place after looking surprisingly off the pace in the two matches that they played.

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 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 47 - 22 +25 97.5 1.52
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 42 - 28 +14 73.4 1.22
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 35 - 31 +4 80.0 1.17
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 39 - 32 +7 84.0 1.16
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 25 - 31 -6 49.9 0.86
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 33 - 33 0 68.0 1.03
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 33 - 41 -8 75.9 0.93
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 28 - 43 -15 73.7 0.82
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 26 - 35 -9 58.2 0.78
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 24 - 36 -12 53.3 0.74
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
797
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1168
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
825
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
United States Chet 'ImAPet' Singh
Chet 'ImAPet' Singh
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1196
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
897
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1035
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
744
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Never seen Liquid playing so bad
2018-11-23 20:56
god fugly and cerq
2018-11-23 20:57
cerq best awper in the NA
2018-11-23 21:06
top3*
2018-11-23 21:09
1.Cerq 2.Ska 3.Nifty
2018-11-23 21:14
#93
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Netherlands Funtobedavid 
You only say that cuz of your flag
2018-11-23 22:18
Cerq is one hell of an awp
2018-11-23 22:43
#98
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Australia CaZeR01 
But its true
2018-11-23 23:24
Ska Top 3 Pick one He was inconsistent his whole career, only showed up on Boston major Wouldn't consider him top 3 And nifty is inconsistent too
2018-11-23 22:43
#61
NiKo | 
Brazil vChuck1 
Now you made me realize he is actually the best awper in NA... maybe only fallen is a little bit better
2018-11-23 21:17
>brazil >NA pick one
2018-11-23 21:19
#65
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Canada flame7 
Bulgaria NA pick one .... they're all playing IN NA, if cerq is in the argument then your distinction is irrelevant.
2018-11-23 21:23
mad liquid fan ??
2018-11-23 21:38
#88
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Canada flame7 
a little dissapointed, twistzz turns off and the team goes to shit.
2018-11-23 22:00
twistzz overrated
2018-11-23 22:12
Laughably fucking delusional.
2018-11-23 23:36
#104
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Italy Gio_bose 
Twistzz> cerq Get Ur head out Ur arse lol
2018-11-24 00:11
#78
Brazil nnz 
lol bulgarian logic
2018-11-23 21:48
< talking brazil >
2018-11-23 22:12
#83
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Brazil Capi___ 
+1 LMAO
2018-11-23 21:53
this
2018-11-23 21:54
Rip logic
2018-11-24 00:07
#201
NiKo | 
Brazil vChuck1 
fallen plays in NA... and at the same time cerq is not american so wtf are u saying
2018-11-24 19:02
Lmao they removed the #1...
2018-11-23 20:57
Its happening again
2018-11-23 21:00
please behave, this is not off-topic here
2018-11-23 21:04
This happens when you hunt for #1 instead of reading the news :)
2018-11-23 21:04
#21
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Sweden Unluko 
unlucky
2018-11-23 20:58
#37
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United States Trump2020KAG 
+1
2018-11-23 21:02
Well gg I guess
2018-11-23 21:29
never trust on an edited comment oh wait
2018-11-23 20:57
#36
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
Liquid roster changes inc. They won’t even win Malta
2018-11-23 21:01
if they lose that, they need to change something
2018-11-23 21:09
#58
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
No dude, they need changes rn. Winning Malta won’t make a difference for them, they need to win tier 1 tournaments
2018-11-23 21:14
#105
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Italy Gio_bose 
They won't change now. They are gonna keep it as it is untill at least after the major
2018-11-24 00:13
lol
2018-11-23 22:02
#4
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Netherlands BIGMONEYSALVIA 
easy boys
2018-11-23 20:56
#6
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Sweden Cruxor 
Liquid so overrated
2018-11-23 20:59
no they are decent team but liquid need awper :D
2018-11-23 21:07
#106
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Italy Gio_bose 
They are not overrated u idiot. Even Ur team was happy they didn't have to face them
2018-11-24 00:14
+1
2018-11-24 00:46
#199
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Sweden Cruxor 
-1
2018-11-24 15:03
#7
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
another overrated team in a making?
2018-11-23 20:57
#9
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Canada HansROZE 
Liquid disband, worst NA team ever. Twistzzz is the problem
2018-11-23 20:57
The most overrated player in csgo history
2018-11-23 21:56
#97
Twistzz | 
Canada ayydy 
he had two bad days and months of stellar performance 0/8
2018-11-23 22:53
#107
 | 
Italy Gio_bose 
Ur a bit of an idiot
2018-11-24 00:14
#122
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Germany ZMTL 
Good thing he isn't sick right? Like for real?! Get a life.
2018-11-24 07:40
damn
2018-11-23 20:56
#12
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Europe KrepaN 
-taco inc
2018-11-23 20:56
No, he is important to team chem, but nitro should be swapped for a better igl/awper
2018-11-23 21:10
You should honestly never replace someone unless someone else is better. So who is a better IGL and AWPer than nitr0 rn?
2018-11-24 00:44
nobody. he didn’t think he’d get that far into the argument lmao
2018-11-24 00:47
gg
2018-11-23 20:57
EZ 4 CERQ
2018-11-23 20:57
+1
2018-11-23 21:07
This team needs a change
2018-11-23 20:57
-nitr0 +stanislaw (best igl na) -naf +wardell make liquid great again
2018-11-23 20:58
Wardell plays like hot garbage on lan, did you see his performance at Atlanta
2018-11-23 21:10
Holy shit don't look at a single tournament. He has better stats on LAN than online...
2018-11-23 21:51
oh yeah, shiiiiieeeet. I forgot to actually look at stats. My bad
2018-11-23 21:51
I mean to be fair he wasn't good in Atlanta, it's not like you were wrong about that.
2018-11-23 21:56
MFW he has the best stats on ghost, and play pretty well on lan
2018-11-23 21:54
0/8 he’s has a 1.17 on LAN in the past 3 months
2018-11-24 00:48
Read my other replies
2018-11-24 02:56
#56
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Russia VeryChokeGuy 
Stanislaw best IGL in NA? That's why he get kicked from Liquid in the 2017
2018-11-23 21:14
He’s a good fragger, and are we gonna pretend like JDM wasn’t on the team at that time?
2018-11-24 00:48
#23
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Europe Skraj 
Liquid are so bad
2018-11-23 20:58
As I said in the other thread, thanks 4 the odds liquid fangays
2018-11-23 20:58
#26
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World Nydhogg 
Last event for Taco kick him asap
2018-11-23 20:58
expected
2018-11-23 20:59
#34
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United States Trump2020KAG 
The worst iv ever seen naf and twistzz play but yet still out fragged taco Hopefully liquid will finally drop taco and get a awper
2018-11-23 21:01
-TACO +jks
2018-11-23 21:03
#35
Dosia | 
Hungary Joco413 
expected
2018-11-23 21:01
fugly used the last of his skill for the next 3 years for that one lol
2018-11-23 21:02
Reminded me of a friberg (in NiP) versus astralis bo3
2018-11-23 23:37
#40
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Turkey Piete 
cerq god
2018-11-23 21:03
#41
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Asia mocity123 
maybe they will kick some one?
2018-11-23 21:03
#43
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Sweden Trkmag 
expected
2018-11-23 21:04
lmaoooo
2018-11-23 21:05
Lmao
2018-11-23 21:06
#53
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
And people asking for +TACO in mibr OMEGALUL
2018-11-23 21:10
#64
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India EnfyB 
who's currently best csgo player in brazil? not talking Bout members of luminosity nd mibr
2018-11-23 21:22
#69
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Brazil erfur 
Felps. kng, chelo or Trk...
2018-11-23 21:35
It's because Taco worked on the MIBR and he got titles. Everyone knows that individually he is horrible
2018-11-23 23:39
FUCKING YEEEES, NO LULQUID IN FINALS! Thank you NRG! Finally normal tournament and probably great final!
2018-11-23 21:12
#110
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Italy Gio_bose 
Lol so u think
2018-11-24 00:15
oof
2018-11-23 21:13
liquid embarrassing af
2018-11-23 21:15
#63
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Czech Republic maybe_banned 
saving strats for malta
2018-11-23 21:21
#67
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
+1 315 IQ
2018-11-23 21:27
No twistzz no naf no win
2018-11-23 21:27
NRG send nabs from LULquid home
2018-11-23 21:35
LULQUID
2018-11-23 21:35
#73
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
ma nigga brehze ain't playing taco has to go back to mibr... drop tarik and stew und add fnx to have the team of teams once again
2018-11-23 21:38
#74
jokes | 
Brazil on_you 
Liquid is just too bad lol
2018-11-23 21:40
lmao
2018-11-23 21:44
Revenge of the Fugly
2018-11-23 21:46
#77
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Poland flyerbag 
What a F____ shame for L....
2018-11-23 21:48
#80
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El Salvador OMEGALUL_xd 
16-1 Faze on mirage but losing to NRG . Ok , now this is epic
2018-11-23 21:51
Cerq is a beast. Every game i see him outfragging everyone. One of the most underrated players
2018-11-23 21:52
#89
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Canada ForRealz 
Ez for my boys...best team in America...liquid is OVERRATED
2018-11-23 22:01
Ethan was insane T side on overpass. NRG looking really solid lately
2018-11-23 22:25
#102
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United States stephcurry30 
disgusting performance from liquid. theyre willing to throw this event just to focus on winning the title at malta
2018-11-23 23:43
#108
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Poland Htcobakel 
TBH Liquid lost 14-16 on Mirage because they played bad, I don't blame them for loose on Overpass, because NRG is strong as hell on this map. If they play on Inferno, I could be 2-1 for Liquid.
2018-11-24 00:14
excuse me what the frick
2018-11-24 00:15
#111
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United States jay_320 
Fans so fucking dumb. One tournament and Liquid is overrated. This would probably be Liquid's era if Astralis didn't exist. No one will remember them just like no one remember's Very Games (the guys who came in second at all the LAN's NiP went 87-0 at) but Liquid is a legit fucking team. No changes needed yet.
2018-11-24 00:17
#117
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Canada herocoolzzz 
No changes needed but they need a better teamwork, they are like hungry for kills and they want to rush things up
2018-11-24 01:53
S1mple back to liquid
2018-11-24 02:07
Wow this nrg team is doing so good i mean. Comeon who.would think they will be as good as they are lmaooo congratz
2018-11-24 02:38
#121
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Korea ecsta_s1 
liquid being another navi right now
2018-11-24 04:41
#200
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Turkmenistan coolguy3 
looks like liquid really need more SOLID strats hahahah
2018-11-24 18:38
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