Liquid to SuperNova Malta grand final over BIG

After beating BIG on two intense maps (16-14 on Inferno and 16-10 on Overpass), Liquid have reached the grand final of SuperNova CS:GO Malta, where NRG await them for a rematch.

The series kicked off on Inferno, where BIG defended a split B hit from their North American opponents to win the first pistol round. The Germans opted for a dual-AUG setup in the following anti-eco and easily won it on the back of a quad-kill by Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz.

Liquid fired back as soon as they got their hands on rifles, winning their own pair to even out the score with two succesful bomb plants. Fatih "gob b" Dayik's men then secured the following two as time ran out to reach a 4-2 lead. Epitacio "TACO" de Melo and co. took the next, but BIG made it to five as Johannes "nex" Maget and gob b each managed double-kills defending B, which reset Liquid's economy and paved the way for a 7-3 German advantage.

Twistzz topped the scoreboard on Overpass with 21 kills

BIG also secured an eighth round, but Nick "nitr0" Cannella's men then put themselves on four as TACO killed three, resetting their opponents' economy. The North Americans won the next to reach five, but two impressive retakes by BIG rounded out the half and put them at 10-5.

Now on the offensive, Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch and co. secured the second pistol round by succesfully hitting the A site, and also won the following anti-eco with a triple-kill from Owen "smooya" Butterfield. Finally, Liquid put themselves on the board again after retaking A with only pistols, Keith "NAF" Markovic and co. also won the next two to reduce the deficit to 8-12.

BIG then won a single round, before Liquid secured three in a row to reach 11. The following four rounds unfolded in a similar manner, 3-1 in favour of nitr0's men, who evened out the score at 14-14. Liquid eventually completed the comeback by winning the final two rounds and took Inferno 16-14 to lead the series 1-0.

EliGE and co. will get another chance to beat NRG in the grand final

Next up was Overpass, where Liquid took the first pistol round as Terrorists in spite of a valiant 1v3, post-plant effort by gob b. The North Americans also won the followup, but BIG struck back as soon as they could buy up in the third round. The Germans won the next two on the back of two tripe-kills by tabseN, before nitr0's men evened out the score in the sixth. Liquid continued their run by winning seven of the remaining seven rounds in the half, which ended 10-5 in their favour.

nitr0 clutched a 1v1 post-plant situation in the second pistol round to win it, with Liquid also taking the next two to put themselves in a comfortable position to run away with the map and series. BIG had other ideas, though, as they found their footing on the attacking side and strung together five rounds in a row to reach double digits.

Finally, the North Americans put the lid on the map by winning three in a row to secure Overpass 16-10 and the series 2-0.

Matchpage
2
0
1st December 2018
Germany
16
Inferno
14
16
Overpass
10
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 45 - 34 +11 94.3 1.42
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 41 - 29 +12 72.1 1.23
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 38 - 28 +10 68.9 1.21
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 41 - 33 +8 75.9 1.11
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 37 - 32 +5 72.0 1.06
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 42 - 38 +4 79.2 1.06
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 34 - 42 -8 78.6 0.90
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 32 - 41 -9 66.6 0.83
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfieldsmooya 26 - 40 -14 52.9 0.77
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 22 - 41 -19 51.3 0.69
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
969
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1272
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1089
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
426
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
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 Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1129
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1020
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
-smooya or -me as fan YOUR CHOICE BIG!
2018-12-01 22:33
#5
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United States ShawnM 
Ok
2018-12-01 22:34
#12
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Other Fookin_Legend 
Bug sooooooo trash xaxaxaxaaaa
2018-12-01 22:34
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2018-12-01 22:35
#34
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Other Fookin_Legend 
The cry is free :> No bug no win? KKKKKKKKKKKK what funny team xDDD :>
2018-12-01 22:38
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2018-12-01 22:38
wtf why you mean to him he like mibr mibr good
2018-12-01 22:53
+1 men
2018-12-01 23:58
NO BUG NO WIN
2018-12-01 22:58
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2018-12-01 23:09
BIG WITHOUT BUG GET_REKT
2018-12-01 23:15
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2018-12-01 23:33
GeT_ReKt THECRYISFREE SMOOYA NOOB
2018-12-01 23:35
+1 smooya biggest trash but even smooya never lost to mibr LUL
2018-12-01 23:35
#58
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Brazil German_rapist 
Cry is free
2018-12-01 23:25
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2018-12-01 23:33
No bug no big Brazil 2 majors, 5 wcups Deutschland 0 majors, 4 wcups Rekt
2018-12-01 23:35
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2018-12-01 23:35
#71
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Brazil German_rapist 
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2018-12-02 00:38
neither did mibr xDD
2018-12-02 02:16
#75
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Brazil German_rapist 
2 majors
2018-12-02 03:03
mibr never won a major
2018-12-02 03:05
fallen, cold and fer 2 majora; tarik and stewie 1 major. But mibr doesn't have a major...
2018-12-02 03:25
well mibr doesnt have a major
2018-12-02 03:30
Congrats to liquid for another #2 finish
2018-12-01 22:36
#31
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Other Fookin_Legend 
congrats to bug for getting raped by liquid again xDDD
2018-12-01 22:37
#44
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Brazil Capi___ 
Lmao
2018-12-01 22:54
#85
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United Kingdom riiN^ 
16-14, 16-10 "raped" still mad about krakow favela kid?
2018-12-02 10:18
Every 2-0 is a rape unless there's overtime
2018-12-02 15:28
I never understand how they get along with this brit
2018-12-01 22:35
Brits are egoistic idiots, stuck ups with the queen's finger up their ass.
2018-12-02 06:03
+1
2018-12-02 15:27
#16
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
not even a choice LUL +1
2018-12-01 22:35
No just -yourself from the site
2018-12-01 22:35
BIG release smooya
2018-12-01 22:35
#30
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Australia WaxNWayne 
Risk losing some random dude on hltv as a fan? Oh no, whatever shall they do?
2018-12-01 22:36
Ggwp by liquid maybe they win this one
2018-12-01 22:38
> Liquid > win pick one
2018-12-01 22:39
Maybe I said maybe bro
2018-12-01 22:54
#46
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2018-12-01 22:56
#48
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Germany 1112Leon 
Sorry, but who cares? 1. smooya is not that bad and don't tell me guys like syrson are better than smooya 2. smooya can find his groove again, yesterday he was pretty good 3. Did you really think it is smooyas bad, that BIG is defeated by Liquid??
2018-12-01 22:57
Gg wp BIG! FIRST!
2018-12-01 22:34
#84
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
nt burger
2018-12-02 10:02
#3
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Canada kyzradaM 
Too cocky
2018-12-01 22:33
Ez
2018-12-01 22:33
time for another final choke
2018-12-01 22:34
#7
TaZ | 
United Kingdom Antosh 
Smooooooya
2018-12-01 22:34
#8
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Brazil gtaube 
smooya hahahahahahahaha
2018-12-01 22:34
+1 retire pls
2018-12-01 22:34
#9
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Brazil Thovisk 
BIG JOKE
2018-12-01 22:34
GG EZ FOR LIQUID
2018-12-01 22:34
Lul
2018-12-01 22:34
#20
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
nt fakeflagger
2018-12-01 22:35
Fake flagger? Lol
2018-12-01 22:35
#14
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
GGEZ
2018-12-01 22:34
#17
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
When you choke against the most infamous choker team in the world
2018-12-01 22:35
EZ for NRG considering Liquid will choke 100%
2018-12-01 22:35
both choke themselves into Oblivion in the finals
2018-12-01 22:36
Vintage performance from EliGE
2018-12-01 22:35
-shit T side Inferno +good T side Inferno
2018-12-01 22:35
#25
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United States YANGGANG2020 
EPIC CHOKE TIME BOYS
2018-12-01 22:35
#28
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
S M ♿ ♿ ♿ Y A
2018-12-01 22:36
imagine losing to NA lmao
2018-12-01 22:38
Yeah nice try big but as i said : big cant win against tier1 2 or 3 teams
2018-12-01 22:39
#59
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Brazil German_rapist 
Or 4
2018-12-01 23:27
yeah they win against tier 3000 teams
2018-12-02 04:04
#38
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Elige MONSTER Taco gets 8 kills a game liquid lose taco actually frags liquid win. All NA final EU CS LOL
2018-12-01 22:42
+1 EU CS OMEGALUL
2018-12-02 02:48
where are you know twistzz fangays? HE BOTTOM FRAGGED! You can't play like that if you wanna win. #vacosmibr
2018-12-01 22:46
#45
juul | 
United States LeFronk 
You know he has health issues right?
2018-12-01 22:55
no he is succ and had to be carrid by taco from mibr #vacosmibr
2018-12-01 23:01
-1 learn english silly mibr fan
2018-12-01 23:03
you get baited easily my friend
2018-12-02 00:01
no, I didn't. We're the same person.
2018-12-02 23:24
hahah yes my danish brother
2018-12-02 23:24
yessir my blue and red brother
2018-12-03 00:37
#82
juul | 
United States LeFronk 
thank you my eyes are open now i see the truth
2018-12-02 06:51
A sigh of relief.
2018-12-01 22:46
tabseN god
2018-12-01 22:56
-smooya +syrsoN when? fuck the pact that was made 1000 years ago.
2018-12-01 22:58
#53
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Lebanon RobloxPorn 
Another ez tournament win for NA
2018-12-01 23:07
#56
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
2iquid anyway. Congratz to NRG xD
2018-12-01 23:19
#57
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
Smooya overrated af
2018-12-01 23:23
And they will stop at 2nd place XD. Liquid loves 2nd place.
2018-12-01 23:45
#67
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United States OREOBK10 
EZ 4 LIQUID
2018-12-01 23:49
#70
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Germany Dayjay 
Rigged
2018-12-02 00:02
#72
chrisJ | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
bigs problem is bot smooya... who else? +syrson-smobot big top5 team
2018-12-02 00:40
#78
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United States aired 
Nice to see elige top fragging again.
2018-12-02 03:27
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