Liquid beat Na`Vi in two maps; to New Champions Stage

Liquid won Mirage, 16-14, and Dust2, 16-9, to move on to the opposite side of the bracket from Astralis in the New Champions Stage with a clean 3-0 record.

Natus Vincere kicked Mirage off on the right foot, taking the first three rounds on the attacking side, stopping Liquid’s two attempts to force up after losing the pistol round. Na`Vi then won a late round 3vs3 after planting on A, but Liquid were able to stop a B push the following round to get on the board for the first time in the match. They then followed it up, once again with a B setup, to make it 2-4. Liquid adjusted to Natus Vincere’s slow play, tying it back up mid way through the half.

Down by two, Denis "electronic" Sharipov was able to get a quick entry on A as his team exploded on A, planting the bomb and keeping it close, 5-6. Egor "flamie" Vasilyev then started to rip heads off, opening up two rounds in a row, but Liquid managed to win the half out 9-6 with the last round being a botched afterplant as Na`Vi players peeked too eagerly and were taken out by Keith "NAF" Markovic and Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken.

Liquid were able to win a 4vs4 afterplant in the second pistol round after a fast B play, nullifying Natus Vincere’s players as they tried to make their way on site. The CIS side then won the forcebuy off of the back of a triple with the Desert Eagle by flamie. Once weapons were evenly distributed, it was Liquid who took the reins, winning two in a row, but Natus Vincere then brought it back, retaking the lead, 13-12. Twistzz then got a double entry on B to tie it up 14-14 late in the map. It was finally the North American side, after winning an anti-eco, that came out on top in the last round, closing it out 16-14.

Twistzz had a great series against Na`Vi

Dust2 started with Natus Vincere doing a B split, but Liquid were able to win the trades in the pistol round to take the first two. With worse weapons, Liquid were then able to win a third thanks to NAF sticking a defuse against electronic on A. The CIS squad then got on the board, following it up after forcing Liquid on a forcebuy. The match evened out 4-4 as Natus Vincere took control of the economic game, but after winning a forcebuy with a saved AWP by Nick "nitr0" Cannella, the North American side took the reins of the half. Natus Vincere came back from a slew of loss rounds, though, and were able to bring it within one, 7-8, ahead of the switch.

Twistzz opened the second half up with three glock kills to keep Liquid in the lead. From there on out they took control of the map, 13-7, and it wasn’t until seven rounds into the half that a good play by electronic getting two entries in a pistol buy got Natus Vincere on the board. Liquid went right back to winning ways, however, losing only one round before finishing it 16-9.

Matchpage
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21st February 2019
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Mirage
14
16
Dust2
9
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 46 - 30 +16 85.8 1.32
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 42 - 31 +11 81.7 1.23
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 40 - 34 +6 89.2 1.18
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 33 - 33 0 65.8 1.08
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 35 - 35 0 71.3 0.98
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 41 - 38 +3 80.8 1.19
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 39 - 43 -4 88.2 1.14
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 29 - 34 -5 64.0 0.90
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 28 - 40 -12 53.6 0.75
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 25 - 43 -18 55.8 0.66
The New Legends stage
3W - 0L
0W - 2L
0W - 3L
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
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:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
ZEUS LUL
2019-02-21 22:01
CANADA CARRY NA BOTS
2019-02-21 22:01
#22
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
WHAT
2019-02-21 22:02
#25
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Iceland Arag0rn 
liquid will win major
2019-02-21 22:03
0/8
2019-02-21 22:04
#31
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Iceland Arag0rn 
mad mibr fan spotted
2019-02-21 22:05
im not fan of this noobs
2019-02-21 22:05
#35
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Iceland Arag0rn 
liquid is best lan team in the world.
2019-02-21 22:06
astralis better lan team in world
2019-02-21 22:06
#51
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Iceland Arag0rn 
with smoke bugs ?
2019-02-21 22:12
no smoke still 3-0 win
2019-02-21 22:12
#71
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Iceland Arag0rn 
astralis will be eliminated in the semis
2019-02-21 22:17
no u
2019-02-21 22:18
ez for canada, the denmark of na
2019-02-21 22:05
#41
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
so is denmark a poor ?
2019-02-21 22:07
no na is
2019-02-21 22:08
#44
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
NA > Canada what are you talking about?
2019-02-21 22:09
low iq?
2019-02-21 22:09
#50
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
mad astralis fan cuz liquid > astralis
2019-02-21 22:11
can you read my name? not an asstralis fan
2019-02-21 22:12
#59
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
traitor danish LUL
2019-02-21 22:13
im also not a commie so
2019-02-21 22:15
#73
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
good for you
2019-02-21 22:18
#76
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Netherlands YaBoyKermit 
expected
2019-02-21 22:24
Are u retard? Canada is NA same as United States..
2019-02-21 22:06
#62
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
USA is more developed country than Canada
2019-02-21 22:14
#74
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Denmark r0zen^_^ 
The only thing you've developed is obesity and diabetes.
2019-02-21 22:21
#84
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
rekt
2019-02-21 22:53
Right that's why you're on a website which exists solely to cover a game that was entirely developed in NA. We also developed the personal computer, the airplane, VR, email, video games, cellphones. What major innovations has your country made?
2019-02-22 00:12
small mistake, airplane's inventor was santos dumont.
2019-02-22 04:09
#107
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Denmark r0zen^_^ 
So basically all things that makes you sit down more. Expected.
2019-02-22 05:51
#108
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Denmark r0zen^_^ 
You asked about Danish innovation. We did invent something that a lot of Americans need. Insulin.
2019-02-22 05:55
#121
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Denmark r0zen^_^ 
Boy did you turn quiet Real quick.
2019-02-23 11:17
False.
2019-02-21 22:35
#88
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
brexit lul
2019-02-21 23:09
Guess that's why twistz carried vs NiP too....oh wait he didn't Btw Canada is part of NA dumbass
2019-02-22 00:08
#101
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Philippines xxxhoshi 
>canada >not na ??????????????)))
2019-02-22 00:20
#64
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Portugal Dann1x 
Until navi releases zeus and edward they will never win a major
2019-02-21 22:15
Lul
2019-02-21 22:00
#3
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Denmark Userunknown 
LET'S GO LIQUID
2019-02-21 22:01
s1mple 1v9
2019-02-21 22:00
#5
ZywOo | 
Denmark D4mbad1m 
OMG
2019-02-21 22:01
nice
2019-02-21 22:01
Navi top 3 OmegaLul
2019-02-21 22:01
#10
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Portugal Dann1x 
#Ez4Liquid
2019-02-21 22:01
#11
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Panama cyain2029 
Ez
2019-02-21 22:01
#12
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China Alar1c 
ez 4 liquid
2019-02-21 22:01
Liquid wins major /close
2019-02-21 22:01
no
2019-02-21 22:02
#63
North America nYn- 
Yes
2019-02-21 22:15
#112
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India MihirX27 
With Astralis in the Way? I Predict a 30-70 chance of A Liquid Grand Final Win.
2019-02-22 07:09
s1mple wishes he was still on liquid
2019-02-21 22:01
#16
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Australia WaxNWayne 
Ezpz 3-0 pickem
2019-02-21 22:02
#103
LETN1 | 
Finland Sandels 
+1 EzPz
2019-02-22 00:56
#18
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Norway Alexed 
Take the L Bot'Vi
2019-02-21 22:02
#19
f0rest | 
Albania SayS 
Twistzz is a very solid guy
2019-02-21 22:02
#20
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
twistzz > s1mple
2019-02-21 22:02
#23
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Denmark EasyFragger 
Russians just has a toxic mentallity and wont get anywhere xD
2019-02-21 22:02
They got to Berlin.
2019-02-21 22:12
Because Germans cucked.
2019-02-21 22:16
no reason: 3 players +2 bots navi with booMbI4 rape liquid easy
2019-02-21 23:00
#24
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Liquid hasn't lose to Navi in a BO3 since ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals. EZ 4 Liquid, Astralis matchup will be tough.
2019-02-21 22:02
twistzz unlucko that 1vs5 ;x
2019-02-21 22:04
#47
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United States Fihdem_Kihdem 
Navi shouldnt have let him get more than 2 kills. They all peaked him one by one instead of pushing 3 at a time.
2019-02-21 22:09
#78
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
But of course since they're NaVi, we'll take those any day.
2019-02-21 22:31
so ezz
2019-02-21 22:04
easiest pick of my life
2019-02-21 22:04
#34
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Brazil KeiraNCS 
great job liquid :D
2019-02-21 22:05
GJ TWISTZZ
2019-02-21 22:06
NaVi so unluko monkaS
2019-02-21 22:06
expected navi very bad game my eyes is broking
2019-02-21 22:07
#42
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Sweden BlvkHowl 
Navi nice troll noobs kek!
2019-02-21 22:08
#45
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Europe WutZeFak 
NaVi bad
2019-02-21 22:08
Astralis vs Liquid in the finals confirmed
2019-02-21 22:08
#49
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Liquid had way better opponents then Astralis.
2019-02-21 22:10
#67
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Europe Kermac 
+1
2019-02-21 22:15
Bot zeus lmao
2019-02-21 22:12
Liquid and Astralis putting expected results here. Best teams of 2018 and in the same form in 2019.
2019-02-21 22:12
s1mple is like CR7. A fenomenous player in a weak team.
2019-02-21 22:12
#80
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
He did play good, but in the first half of both games he did't really show up to what he's known for.
2019-02-21 22:37
bot naf and bot stewie
2019-02-21 22:12
NIP VS MIBR :O
2019-02-21 22:13
#61
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United States snafusr 
s1mple was the only na'vi player with a positive kill difference... wow.
2019-02-21 22:14
#68
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Europe gayzera 
NIP VS AVANGAR PLS
2019-02-21 22:16
#70
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Brazil Nickzim 
-Edward +guardian ez major for Na'Vi
2019-02-21 22:17
Zeus always bottom. Being an igl doesnt justify this status. Pls Zeus. Wake up.
2019-02-21 22:22
#77
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
And they said that Niko is a bad IGL
2019-02-21 22:29
#81
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United States DiabIo 
2 - OMEGALUL
2019-02-21 22:40
It was a fluke for Navi to got the runner-up of London Major 2018 because Navi didn't meet Liquid at the champion stage, unfortunately, this time Navi will definitely meet their rival Astralis or Liquid again before GF, even if Navi could have a fluke to win Astralis then they still have no way to secure the champion in GrandFinall. Have pity for S1mple, he plays at best and support the whole team alone forward little by little, he is just craving for one a champion of Major.
2019-02-21 22:49
#83
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Russia ROIDAZOID 
KICK ZEUS FFS
2019-02-21 22:52
Just can't understand why Na'Vi keeps losing to TL. Every single god damn tournament they get bested by TL at some point. I'm really getting sick of it. Here's hoping that Na'Vi can bounce back and qualify for the playoffs. TL will in any case fail either in semi's or finals (if they face Astralis).
2019-02-21 22:54
#95
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Canada Surzz 
if you had a brain you would understand navi have low fraggers and poor strats compared to liquid lol
2019-02-21 23:50
#113
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India MihirX27 
There's Loss of some team Chemistry (atleast According to Zeus's HLTV interview), and they are processing this new Change Mid-Major. Although it's bad to Downplay Liquid's win, I think Liquid has fought a slightly "Scrimmy" NaVi right now.
2019-02-22 07:13
Navi is the same joke like TL, keep on losing to face Astralis on previously anyone Grand final before iBUYPOWER Masters IV ,
2019-02-22 13:28
Mah boii twistty
2019-02-21 23:30
Expected
2019-02-21 23:52
#100
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Denmark McMuffin 
Yeah, one of few though...
2019-02-22 00:15
Poor s1mple lol
2019-02-22 00:32
#104
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
Impact2k <3
2019-02-22 01:54
#109
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Ukraine minemax 
s1mple will never win a major...
2019-02-22 05:58
haha natus dniwere
2019-02-22 07:04
Liquid is 100% ready to conduct a desperate fight with Astralis in Grand final for the first champion cup, no team can obstruct them to meet at Grand final in somehow chance.
2019-02-22 11:29
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