Liquid beat NRG to win SuperNova CS:GO Malta

MIRAA
December 2nd, 2018 22:48

Liquid won SuperNova CS:GO Malta after picking up a 2-0 victory over NRG in the final.

The series began on Overpass, NRG's pick. It was one of Liquid's worst maps, with just one victory in their last six LAN encounters, and one where they had been thrashed by Damian "daps" Steele's men the last two times that the teams had met, one of them earlier this tournament. But everyone tuning in to the stream quickly realized that they were in for a very different game.

NRG were caught off-guard by Liquid's blazing start to the game, winning just one of their first ten rounds as CT, and it was only because of an impressive Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov 1v2 clutch in the first gun round. The cs_summit 3 champions still tried to reach, but any round they won was immediately traded back by Liquid, who went into the break up 12-3.

Now playing on the Terrorist side, NRG took the pistol round to keep themselves in the game, only to lose the subsequent anti-eco following a quad-kill by Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski. Liquid remained in control after that, picking up two more rounds for a clean 16-4 finish.

Liquid repeat group stage win over NRG to lift the trophy

Inferno, the following map, began at a frantic pace as rounds went back and forth and neither side could stamp their authority on the game. That trend ended in the fifth round as NRG took control of proceedings and began to build a solid lead.

A quad-kill from Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken on the A site punished NRG's slow approach and brought the streak to an end, but the Terrorists rallied back immediately and went on another massive run to close out the half with an 11-4 lead.

Liquid knew they had a mountain to climb to turn this game around, and they began their recovery by winning the pistol round and the subsequent anti-ecos. Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte turned the hero in the first gun round as he defused the bomb through a smoke in a 1v1 situation, but there was no follow-up as Liquid continued to run all over the NRG defense.

The game continued to go Liquid's way, forcing NRG coach Chet "ImAPet" Singh to call a timeout when his team were down 12-13. daps' men then had a great chance to get back in the game but managed to waste a 3v2 advantage with two opponents caged in the A site.

Liquid kept pressing on and hit championship point, and though NRG still attempted to make a late comeback, Nick "nitr0" Cannella's men kept their composure and locked down the map as overtime loomed.

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 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 30 - 29 +1 63.2 1.03
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 27 - 31 -4 61.2 1.00
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 33 - 42 -9 74.2 0.93
United States Ethan 'nahtE' ArnoldnahtE 26 - 39 -13 68.8 0.81
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 17 - 36 -19 52.9 0.68
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 42 - 20 +22 78.6 1.51
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 47 - 29 +18 95.9 1.46
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 33 - 28 +5 73.0 1.25
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 26 - 24 +2 61.5 1.13
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 29 - 32 -3 69.2 1.07

SuperNova CS:GO Malta final standings::

1. North America Liquid - $80,000
2. United States NRG - $40,000
3. Germany BIG - $15,000
4. Other HellRaisers - $5,000
5-6. China TYLOO - $3,000
5-6. Poland Virtus.pro - $3,000
7-8. Poland Kinguin- $2,000
7-8. Russia Gambit- $2,000

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1013
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
770
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
635
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
663
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
United States Chet 'ImAPet' Singh
Chet 'ImAPet' Singh
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
733
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Liquid win EZ
2018-12-02 22:49
#6
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
ez
2018-12-02 22:49
#14
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United States ShawnM 
it happened
2018-12-02 22:49
#61
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Austria shaakeh 
it was expected
2018-12-02 23:01
It was the only reason they came to Malta.
2018-12-02 23:18
liquid to either win their next 3 tournaments or never win a tournament again,
2018-12-03 05:01
If theh win another one then they have momentum to start winning.
2018-12-03 08:01
#140
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Czech Republic Peks123 
the end is near
2018-12-03 16:38
Liquid era in 3, 2
2018-12-03 16:51
0
2018-12-12 15:02
#7
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
Ezz for the best team in the world "Liquid"!!!
2018-12-02 22:49
#58
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Sweden RoyceSW 
Ezzzz for Liquid
2018-12-02 23:00
#67
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
+1
2018-12-02 23:05
+1
2018-12-02 23:25
#66
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Nice finally they have done it
2018-12-02 23:05
Finally Liquid won something lol
2018-12-02 22:48
Lol
2018-12-02 22:50
cs_summit 2
2018-12-02 22:52
Yes. Liquids second practically irrelevant tournament victory. But I’ll fugging take it lol
2018-12-02 23:18
What do you take? Lol not like you get a piece of that trophy
2018-12-03 13:29
“I’ll take it” is an expression, translating to “It may not be the best, but it’s not the worst. So I am accepting of it” loosely
2018-12-03 16:55
#47
byali | 
Poland JPKson 
+1
2018-12-02 22:54
#51
byali | 
Poland BoczQ 
Lol +1
2018-12-02 22:55
tier 7 event lol almost so ez than zotac cup for mibr
2018-12-02 23:18
fellsbad when astralis dont let anyone win something when they play.
2018-12-03 01:50
#3
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Canada Ariana 
liquid winning an event???
2018-12-02 22:49
tier 54 event
2018-12-02 22:52
#89
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
No Astralis no second place XD
2018-12-02 23:28
#97
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Brazil gtaube 
ESL one new york, no Astralis yes second place
2018-12-03 00:22
I was there, it was so fcking crushing. WHY COULDNT THEY JUST WIN
2018-12-03 02:09
#119
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Brazil gtaube 
hahaha, 2-1 maps, 11-4 dust 2 they got lost, and I lost my money on betway i still cant believe
2018-12-03 05:46
i was there also, very depressing, talked to Snax for a minute after which was cool, lol
2018-12-03 06:16
#124
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Brazil Cold_beast 
Nice
2018-12-03 08:03
#4
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Europe CRYBUYPOWER 
Lol
2018-12-02 22:49
EZ
2018-12-02 22:49
#8
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United States OREOBK10 
LETS GO EZ 4 LIQUID
2018-12-02 22:49
#9
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Europe _jUNGLE 
n1
2018-12-02 22:49
#10
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Czech Republic Venckor 
Ez for Liquid Elige mvp??
2018-12-02 22:49
#11
yuurih | 
Brazil ilm7 
ez
2018-12-02 22:49
#12
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
If they hadn't won this... I dunno what might have happened.
2018-12-02 22:49
+1 complete disband
2018-12-02 22:55
disband
2018-12-03 07:14
#13
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Brazil zSkiies 
unexpected
2018-12-02 22:49
YAY,TWISTZZZ TOP 10
2018-12-02 22:49
Congratulations to Team Liquid on their first premier tournament won by the organisation Team Liquid in CSGO.
2018-12-02 22:49
>Malta >premier tournament Pick one..... and ofc HAHAAHHAAHHAAH good one mate, not even 100k for 1st place
2018-12-03 01:44
The International 7.
2018-12-03 16:14
#129
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Finland Alko^ 
wasnt premier tournament
2018-12-03 09:06
expected
2018-12-02 22:49
congratz liquid on 2nd tourney win
2018-12-02 22:49
What was the first? Dont remember
2018-12-03 00:04
CS summit
2018-12-03 00:16
Ok, thanks
2018-12-03 00:25
Ez
2018-12-02 22:49
FINALLY
2018-12-02 22:49
#21
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Brazil Cariocazera 
expected
2018-12-02 22:49
#22
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United States CheeseHead 
Thank god, if they didn't win this one I would've been really disappointed.
2018-12-02 22:49
true
2018-12-02 22:50
#23
D0cC | 
Netherlands Idioot 
T5 event idk
2018-12-02 22:49
Liquid not choking LUL UNEXPECTED GG
2018-12-02 22:50
ez
2018-12-02 22:50
#27
NBK- | 
France uria64 
expected
2018-12-02 22:50
#29
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Europe CZADzz 
LIQUID TOP1
2018-12-02 22:50
EZ clap
2018-12-02 22:50
#32
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United Kingdom lancelott 
Liquid won something? bout time
2018-12-02 22:50
Finally liquid haven't disappointed us this time. Wish them good luck at the Pro League Season 8 Finals. Hope they stop Astralis :D
2018-12-02 22:50
#45
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United States johnjay 
jokes on you, liquid ain't winning it.
2018-12-02 22:53
yeah i know but anyways they attend this event. Who knows it's a 99 % that Astralis will win it but there's another 1 % or less for other teams to win it. Hope to see good cs anyways. Good luck to your team man but i think they don't need luck by now.:) I wish good luck to other teams to beat them, even tho it will be very hard.
2018-12-02 22:58
Kappa
2018-12-03 00:57
Nice to see at least 1 more
2018-12-02 22:50
No Astralis, no T1 tournament, no care.
2018-12-02 22:51
New rules on nvidia settings, sorry but astralis isnt relevant anymore :/
2018-12-03 00:05
Mate we can’t see your comment from amount of danish dicks you keep swallowing. Slow down so we can read it, have a nice day.
2018-12-03 01:46
#38
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Finland Tusku 
not premier, but i hope theyll start challenging astralis in the upcoming tournaments
2018-12-02 22:51
#73
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
Yep
2018-12-02 23:08
#39
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United Kingdom alexoke 
about fucking time
2018-12-02 22:51
Liquid WIN!!!!! IM HERE!
2018-12-02 22:51
liquid have established themselves as the best tier2 team WP LIQUID!
2018-12-02 22:52
#130
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Finland Alko^ 
best tier2 team = ence
2018-12-03 09:06
#135
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World breezy0 
+1
2018-12-03 11:39
#46
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Brazil Isme 
Ez4tac0
2018-12-02 22:53
#48
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
bad showing from nrg overall : ( anw Liquid deserved it.
2018-12-02 22:54
#71
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
Yeah its pretty sad to see cerq almost tilted every match :(
2018-12-02 23:08
#53
flusha | 
Poland MBT_yt 
Im shocked, but.... Lulquid experts in winning tier 2,5+ tourneys Below 2,5, choke hard aaarrghhh choke arghhh my throat is choking arghhh
2018-12-02 22:58
#55
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Finland Smoonah 
not ez for kings hawaiian bread
2018-12-02 22:59
MVP?
2018-12-02 23:00
#62
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Czech Republic Venckor 
I think Elige, maybe Twistzz
2018-12-02 23:01
#70
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
NAF
2018-12-02 23:07
Elige
2018-12-02 23:31
#57
refrezh | 
Poland PSZ 
WOW
2018-12-02 23:00
#59
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United States Toothyca 
EZ4LIQUID
2018-12-02 23:01
nice liquid win something
2018-12-02 23:01
Naf on fire + elige well what u expect
2018-12-02 23:02
who mvp of event ?
2018-12-02 23:03
#69
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
NAF
2018-12-02 23:07
WTF No choke this time - realy.... Playing only tier 2/3 teams kinda expected
2018-12-02 23:09
#78
flusha | 
Poland MBT_yt 
Tier 2,5+ no choke Tier 2,5 below choke gard arghhhh
2018-12-02 23:15
#79
flusha | 
Poland MBT_yt 
Hard
2018-12-02 23:15
#80
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Israel TheTechnixian 
Liquid realized they could never get the big bucks when Astralis is on the field, so they went to win a tier 2 event. OMEGALUL
2018-12-02 23:17
finally won something
2018-12-02 23:26
Congrats Liquid on their second ever event win!
2018-12-02 23:27
Aleluia... A trophyl for Team Liquid...
2018-12-02 23:27
unexpected
2018-12-02 23:29
#98
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Brazil gtaube 
liquid gonna win esl pro league
2018-12-03 00:23
#101
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Other mikecool 
Confidence booster tourney
2018-12-03 00:59
lul liquid win t5 tournament and na thinks they are good facepalm
2018-12-03 01:00
name a pro austrian player lmao
2018-12-03 08:34
#108
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United States NoteStars 
Confidence up. Ready to beat Astralis.
2018-12-03 01:47
#109
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
ppft, they just won a tier 2 tournament with no top 10 teams exept nrg, calm ur tits down :D
2018-12-03 01:50
#111
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United States NoteStars 
It's not about their opponent or whether it's a tier 2 tournament. It's about their mentality. They have gone 2nd 10x row, now that they won, this actually boosted up their confidence no matter how easy or how hard their opponent is. They could have chocked in the grand finals and almost did so in the 2nd map. With them winning, with that mentality up, they could have confidence for the next few opponents. Imagine if you were on a good pro Team Liquid or any other team, whether North American or non-North American, with that boosted confidence, you can become closer to winning other tough opponents and improve.
2018-12-03 01:58
Exactly
2018-12-03 03:07
#116
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
it makes sense but Liquid in my eyes will never be good enough to overtake Astralis... They forced nitr0 into igl and awp and this is both showing in the big games, he is not capable of going head to head with the big dogs awpers also taco is overrated as fuck, the only thing why Liquid is doing well rn is because Naf and Twistzz have been in godlike form and joined Elige as a "superstar" trio.. can u really count on them beeing "superstars" for more than half a year tho ? Look at FaZe for example :) Literally only s1mple, Niko and cold have been playing this good for years. Fluke is deff possible (Like c9) but to dethrone Astralis.. naah
2018-12-03 03:54
#112
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Indonesia Speartuna 
Congrats Liquid! Finally they win something after numerous tries
2018-12-03 01:59
#114
shox | 
India iejesus 
the end is near
2018-12-03 02:14
yea they can only win t3 events
2018-12-03 05:43
#121
friberg | 
Denmark Pallz 
Yeah
2018-12-03 07:13
wow tier 1 event nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2018-12-03 08:04
lmao nice t3 tournament lulquid
2018-12-03 08:25
expected
2018-12-03 08:39
another tier 2 tournament for Lulquid
2018-12-03 11:09
People sayin liq played good??:DDD More like other teams played shit...nrg didnt deserve a mapwin what a shitperformance Now get rekt by real t1 teams lulquid
2018-12-03 11:23
Good Job for Liquid, win 1 roflotouric. Nice for top 3 team of the world))))
2018-12-03 11:44
well, liq disappointed me :/ not sure if they were that good. At some points i thought they were throwing
2018-12-04 11:59
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