Liquid take down G2; BIG fend off comeback from INTZ at EPL Finals

Yossarian
December 4th, 2018 14:09

In the second set of matches in Odense, Liquid had no trouble taking Nuke 16-8 over G2, while BIG won Train 16-10 after a valiant comeback effort from INTZ.

In the second Group A match, the SuperNova CS:GO Malta winners Liquid took on G2, who are fielding their old lineup with Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux and Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans still on the roster, before the pair is permanently replaced by Audric "JaCkz" Jug and Lucas "Lucky" Chastang. The Belgian managed a triple-kill to net his side the first pistol round win, with G2 quickly cruising ahead to a 3-0 lead after an anti-eco and a succesful retake by Richard "shox" Papillon and Kenny "kennyS" Schrub.

nitr0 and co. had no trouble with G2 in their EPL Finals opener

The two ostracized players in G2 looked fired up, in spite of them not practicing with the team since the official change, as SmithZz and Ex6TenZ put the Frenchmen on 5-0 with multi-kills for each, before Liquid could respond with a single round. G2 then turned a shoddy buy into a sixth round win, as shox took down three with the MP9 on the A retake.

Nick "nitr0" Cannella's men then rallied back, as the North Americans won four rounds in a row to reach five in total. The French won the next, but Liquid kept marching on on the T-side to first level out the score and then take the lead 8-7 at halftime.

Now on the defensive, Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski and co. won the pistol round, but couldn't stop Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro from planting the bomb, which prompted G2 to buy up in the second round of the half. This wouldn't help the French, though, as Keith "NAF" Markovic and Epitacio "TACO" de Melo each got two kills in the third to win it and put their side on 10. Liquid gave G2 no respite for the remainder of the match, as they only conceded a single additional round to win Nuke 16-8.

Matchpage
16
8
4th December 2018
France
16
Nuke
8
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 26 - 12 +14 117.0 1.80
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 22 - 15 +7 104.5 1.58
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 21 - 16 +5 75.4 1.15
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 13 - 12 +1 56.9 1.04
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 12 - 16 -4 53.2 0.88
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 18 - 15 +3 84.0 1.12
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 17 - 20 -3 78.2 0.98
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 15 - 21 -6 70.2 0.80
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 12 - 20 -8 73.0 0.66
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 9 - 18 -9 47.9 0.51

Meanwhile, INTZ went up against BIG on Train, where the Brazilians won the first pistol round as CTs, but were trampled by the German opposition in the following, with Owen "smooya" Butterfield getting a Deagle double-kill and Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch taking down three with his Glock-18. The two would repeat the feat in the third, but with the amount of kills for each player switched up, to put their team on a 2-1 lead.

The Germans secured two more rounds, which both featured a triple-kill by their in-game leader Fatih "gob b" Dayik, before João "felps" Vasconcellos and co. took their own pair to reduce the deficit to one. INTZ won one more round to reach four, but BIG completely regained control and won the remaining rounds in the half to comfortably lead 10-5 at the switch.

gob b managed an impressive 1.33 rating against INTZ

Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz and co. also won the second pistol round, with the 23-year-old getting a double kill, before taking the next two lead 12-5.

INTZ then rallied back, as the Brazilian side won five in a row to reach double digits, with Marcelo "chelo" Cespedes managing several multi-kill rounds along the way. In the end, though, they couldn’t complete the comeback, as gob b killed three in the 24th round to retake the reins, BIG winning the final two in a row to finally secure Train 16-10.

Matchpage
10
16
4th December 2018
Germany
10
Train
16
 INTZ K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV- 23 - 15 +8 91.3 1.35
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedeschelo 23 - 21 +2 105.8 1.20
Brazil Alexandre 'xand' Zizixand 18 - 19 -1 87.6 1.10
Brazil João 'horvy' Horvathhorvy 14 - 19 -5 40.1 0.62
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 10 - 23 -13 50.9 0.54
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 29 - 20 +9 114.4 1.68
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 23 - 17 +6 89.5 1.33
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfieldsmooya 21 - 15 +6 68.7 1.16
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 13 - 17 -4 69.1 0.89
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 10 - 19 -9 61.1 0.76
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
835
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
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
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
633
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
394
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
316
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
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
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
885
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
948
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1368
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
717
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
279
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
France Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
411
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1289
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1372
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Tizian rekt them lmao but lets give a credit to INTZ, they were more of a challange than mibr xD INTZ_NEVER_WON_AGAINST_BIG_LUL
2018-12-04 14:09
BR CS LMAO s1mple TOP 1
2018-12-04 14:10
+1 mibr suck
2018-12-04 14:10
#31
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
INTZ? More like INThrowZ kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk What a terrible team
2018-12-04 14:19
#50
Japan esy 
how can you throw something without have any chance ? tizian 1on5. Tapsen Chillday. Not even a enemy.
2018-12-04 15:02
+1
2018-12-04 14:25
Mibr top 1
2018-12-04 15:03
trash
2018-12-04 15:04
#5
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
F5
2018-12-04 14:10
mad?
2018-12-04 14:11
#16
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
Why would I
2018-12-04 14:11
so mad cause you are never first i always see you HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAH
2018-12-04 14:12
#18
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
Lmao
2018-12-04 14:12
#39
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France yo_les_n00bs 
BRAZIL_NEVER_WON_AGAINST_BIG_LUL
2018-12-04 14:24
#44
kNgV- | 
Brazil vini_zan 
LOL r u crazy? Immortals beat big (2x1) in the playoffs of pgl krakow . were labelled “trash” and “weak” by kNgV- youtube.com/watch?v=An5NZrwAjso
2018-12-04 14:32
#45
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France yo_les_n00bs 
ok thanks
2018-12-04 14:40
guess who is trash and weak now 😂😂😂😂
2018-12-04 14:46
#61
kNgV- | 
Brazil vini_zan 
Kngv continue better than all BIG players , but her team is weak . BIG is a weak team, without bug they r nothing .
2018-12-04 15:48
kNgV- is a girl???????
2018-12-04 15:55
BIG didn't use any bug here, cry me a river
2018-12-04 16:50
#73
kNgV- | 
Brazil vini_zan 
U r right but they could't pass of playoffs . big is not relevant to CS SCENE they r just numbers in all tournaments, everybody know big will never win a big event with this line .
2018-12-04 19:46
#71
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
her? Prove it or
2018-12-04 17:51
#54
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
Only a Brazilian would not realise that anything that leaves kng’s mouth is the epitome of trash.
2018-12-04 15:10
#69
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Brazil Whillpull 
Expected from big fan
2018-12-04 17:28
Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch taking down three with his Glock-18.
2018-12-04 14:42
+1 INTZ actually look good
2018-12-04 14:49
INTZ_NEVER_WON_AGAINST_BIG_LUL xDDDDD
2018-12-04 14:09
#46
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United States Err0h 
I wonder if someone just has an excel worksheet of these hltv login names/passwords (if not the same) just for moments like this lol
2018-12-04 14:42
#3
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Liquid baby
2018-12-04 14:09
Liquid - Kings of Tier 2 events
2018-12-04 14:11
#20
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Atleast we the kings of something unlike gobB
2018-12-04 14:13
#34
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Germany Youdontknowme 
Gob is godfather he doesn‘t need to be king
2018-12-04 14:22
#36
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
Ohhhh ok +1 then.
2018-12-04 14:23
GOD B > TRUMP
2018-12-04 14:25
#42
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
Leave the Trumpster out of this.
2018-12-04 14:28
Said Putin to MBS
2018-12-04 15:24
#60
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
Ohhh ok. Nice.
2018-12-04 15:36
#7
FalleN | 
Poland Snoozie1 
Nice my love BIG
2018-12-04 14:10
God kennys Best peek in csgo btw
2018-12-04 14:10
BiG boiz
2018-12-04 14:10
#11
cyx | 
Russia Roneee 
When device has 1.74 = "device showed up big with 1.74 rating against ViCi When NAF has 1.80 = "nitr0 and co. had no trouble with G2 in their EPL Finals opener"
2018-12-04 14:11
Device MVP confirmed after map 1
2018-12-04 14:13
OMEGALUL It's expected by NAFMostConsistent at this point
2018-12-04 14:18
danish site :P
2018-12-04 14:23
Device showed up big vs a noname team MEANWHILe naf get higher rating vs a lot better team (well g2 is washed up, but defy better than fkn vici) Device gets way more cred than nap :DD
2018-12-04 14:24
Device showed up big vs a noname team MEANWHILe naf get higher rating vs a lot better team (well g2 is washed up, but defy better than fkn vici) Device gets way more cred than nap :DD
2018-12-04 14:24
#63
BnTeT | 
United States EdgyBlob 
+1 xaxaxaxa
2018-12-04 16:03
#72
 | 
United Kingdom Gio_bose 
Biased danih site
2018-12-04 19:04
G2 superlul team...
2018-12-04 14:11
#13
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
One guy below 1.0 rating wonder who it was??????????????????????????????????????
2018-12-04 14:11
Smithzz
2018-12-04 14:13
#25
 | 
United States ferric 
Taco played well enough for them to win, hes a support player... this team went from top 5 to top 3 with TACO
2018-12-04 14:14
#33
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
Lmao ohhhhh ok. Replaced bot Jdm/steel with another bot in taco. Top3 to top1 with a decent awper.
2018-12-04 14:21
#43
 | 
United States ferric 
No. I doubt just getting a great awper over a support would make them beat astralis.
2018-12-04 14:30
#59
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
Naf was support the last event they won.
2018-12-04 15:35
Damn, Felps was soo good back in 2016 and now he's bottom fragging in INTZ lul rip scene
2018-12-04 14:11
He is igl now. well its not a proper reason, but at least have a point
2018-12-04 15:13
ez4G0Dtr0
2018-12-04 14:12
#26
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United States Trump2020KAG 
+1 Igl nitro got the best 3 headed rifle monster in all of cs elige/naf/twistzz and then well we have best decoy in cs taco
2018-12-04 14:15
#22
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United States ferric 
"as shox took down three with the Mac-10 on the A retake." It was an MP9 but ok..
2018-12-04 14:13
I thank you sir. Fixed.
2018-12-04 14:17
#29
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United States ferric 
Np, very well written otherwise. Sry if it came off as super negative
2018-12-04 14:18
Didn’t read it as negative, no problem man :)
2018-12-04 16:16
ex6&whiffz not the problem? 🤔
2018-12-04 14:14
"gob b managed an impressive 1.33 rating against INTZ" what about tizian he got a 1.68 rating lol
2018-12-04 14:16
well played. Tizian was impressive.
2018-12-04 14:19
kenny stronk again
2018-12-04 15:05
#56
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United Kingdom wiLLow21 
T-eZ-ian
2018-12-04 15:16
#57
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Belgium BRCSLUL 
gg liquid
2018-12-04 15:18
#65
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United States Aj2k 
This is a good showing from big, proving they can win with out nex and tabsen, granted it's against a lower tier team.
2018-12-04 16:25
Felps -> mibr 10 kills in 26 rounds vs Germany, that totally fits their gamestyle.
2018-12-04 16:54
INTZ > MIBR
2018-12-04 17:11
LOL kennys is so shit xD
2018-12-04 17:41
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