Liquid scrape win over Cloud9; MIBR hold FaZe to draw

Liquid have picked up their second victory at BLAST Pro Series Miami after taking down Cloud9, while FaZe and MIBR shared the spoils in a keenly-contested Mirage game.

MIBR got off to a fantastic start on the CT side and raced to an 8-2 lead after preventing their opponents from stringing rounds together. FaZe then finally woke up and went on a run of their own thanks to some fantastic rounds by Nikola "NiKo" Kovač, who won back-to-back 1v2 clutches, bringing the deficit to a minimum before the end of the half.

MIBR came back from 8-14 down to secure a draw

The European team came out of the break still on the front foot, winning seven rounds in a row to get within touching distance of victory. João "felps" Vasconcellos and Marcelo "coldzera" David had other plans, though, and came to MIBR's rescue, with the Brazilian team eventually coming back from two match points downs to force a 15-15 stalemate.

Matchpage
15
15
13th April 2019
15
Mirage
15
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 32 - 20 +12 118.0 1.68
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 23 - 20 +3 82.4 1.20
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 21 - 21 0 68.2 0.91
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 18 - 20 -2 55.2 0.82
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 12 - 22 -10 53.3 0.65
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 20 - 21 -1 80.4 1.14
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 22 - 20 +2 79.7 1.09
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 26 - 23 +3 87.4 1.07
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 18 - 22 -4 64.6 0.94
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 17 - 20 -3 63.9 0.87

Meanwhile, Liquid took on Cloud9 on Mirage looking to extend their good start in Miami. Maikil "Golden" Selim opened up the action in this North American brawl began with a 1v3 clutch, with Cloud9 riding that momentum to carve out a 5-1 lead.

A quad kill by Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski on a shoddy buy then put a stop to Cloud9's run and marked the beginning of a dominant run by Liquid, who kept the Terrorists at bay for the rest of the half to pick up a 9-6 lead.

Liquid had to work hard to beat Cloud9

Liquid carried their momentum into the second half and further extended their lead by taking the opening four rounds after running all over the Cloud9 defence. It looked like the iBUYPOWER Masters champions, the current No.3 team in the world, had the game in the bag, but suddenly they ran out of steam.

Cloud9 gradually grew in the game and put together a string of rounds, taking the lead at 14-13. Liquid were not willing to let a comeback happen, however, and won two in a row to claim map point before Keith "NAF" Markovic and Nick "nitr0" Cannella miraculously overturned a 2v5 situation to secure a hard-fought win.

Matchpage
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16
13th April 2019
14
Overpass
16
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 27 - 20 +7 107.7 1.50
United States Daniel 'vice' Kimvice 24 - 23 +1 78.5 1.07
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 23 - 23 0 72.1 1.03
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 14 - 21 -7 55.0 0.74
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 12 - 24 -12 55.4 0.61
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 24 - 20 +4 99.2 1.26
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 26 - 18 +8 77.4 1.20
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 21 - 23 -2 90.3 1.19
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 22 - 20 +2 72.6 1.12
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 18 - 19 -1 53.5 0.87
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1079
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
548
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
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
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
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2019-04-13 01:50
not today
2019-04-13 01:50
#12
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected mibr and FaZe being just about the same kind of bad
2019-04-13 01:51
+1 MIBR_STILL_NEVER_BEAT_FAZE_LUL
2019-04-13 01:51
LOOL TRUE
2019-04-13 01:52
+1
2019-04-13 01:51
#28
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Brazil Whillpull 
NORTH LOST TO SHARKS OMEGALUL
2019-04-13 01:53
M16R LOST TO GREYHOUND AND WINDIGO LUL
2019-04-13 01:54
.l.
2019-04-13 02:01
#47
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Brazil xjhowx 
LUL MIBR GOGO
2019-04-13 02:09
Chokequid very lucky. Almost loosing to a new underdeveloped, unorganised team. How tf are they still top3 hello?
2019-04-13 01:55
#17
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Sweden Unluko 
f5
2019-04-13 01:51
What happened to capitalisation?
2019-04-13 01:57
#48
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Sweden Unluko 
I lost my Phone on the couch when I fell asleep ans then I went to my computer being tired to write it.
2019-04-13 02:09
#22
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United States Raptorial 
Top 3 comments too quick LUL
2019-04-13 01:52
#8
2019-04-13 01:52
#29
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Brazil FanOfMibr 
They will delete your comment as well soon
2019-04-13 01:53
why?
2019-04-13 01:53
#43
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Brazil FanOfMibr 
because no content? Just a "1"
2019-04-13 02:02
#5
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Brazil FanOfMibr 
MIBR PLS! Botzera has to wake up he is so bad !!!
2019-04-13 01:52
Sadly they are as bad as FaZe now....
2019-04-13 01:51
#21
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Brazil FanOfMibr 
LOL faze is way better than this shit
2019-04-13 01:51
Faze as been consistently dropping off. The last time they got something noteworthy was in October of last year.
2019-04-13 02:07
last time mibr got something noteworthy was in um...
2019-04-13 11:04
I was in no way defending Mibr.
2019-04-13 15:04
FaZe is shit but MiBR is fighting for this title too
2019-04-13 02:34
#6
kr4sylya | 
United Kingdom Wazerz 
nice
2019-04-13 01:50
f5
2019-04-13 01:50
#10
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Brazil gtaube 
Faze and mibr expected
2019-04-13 01:50
#11
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Poland JPKson 
WHY FAZE WHY :(
2019-04-13 01:51
#13
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United States Raptorial 
Save autimatic
2019-04-13 01:51
C9 did so well with 2 new players and 3 days practice? This C9 looks surprisingly solid
2019-04-13 01:59
Agreed
2019-04-13 12:33
C9 is looking sick!
2019-04-13 01:51
that was funny to watch
2019-04-13 01:51
Srsly, that was a shitshow from liquid.
2019-04-13 01:52
idek
2019-04-13 01:54
expected
2019-04-13 01:51
#25
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United States GiantDays 
Damn that choke, so close C9. Autimatic can't carry RUSH :(
2019-04-13 01:52
#66
Romania jDT 
if kio was there was ez for c9
2019-04-13 09:45
#26
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Sweden fxzo 
Another Liquid - Astralis final
2019-04-13 01:52
#30
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Autimatic :(
2019-04-13 01:53
Autimatic did so well on both C9 matches, the dude ca not catch a break
2019-04-13 01:53
dat insane clutch from nitr0 and NAF 2v5 when 20 secs and 15:14...
2019-04-13 01:53
Vice fcked up so hard. He was behind the wall on B and he didnt menage get any kill. What a noob, with bot they could win.
2019-04-13 09:16
kick rush pleeeeeease
2019-04-13 01:54
lel faze absolute thrash cant even beat shitbr
2019-04-13 01:54
Coldzera literally one of the worst player this tourney
2019-04-13 01:56
C9 might be last rn but they looked better then Faze and MIBr today so they should pick up wins then, also did better against Astralis then Navi.
2019-04-13 01:59
Grandfinal confirm already, liquid and astralis. The format of this tournament make it eazy to predict the finalis rightaway on day1. I hope they change it to bo2 atleast
2019-04-13 02:05
ye final astralis - Navi
2019-04-13 02:12
nah, navi cannot win 2vs5 against liquid
2019-04-13 02:17
Auti is suck a beast.
2019-04-13 02:07
#55
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Brazil hugoooo 
lol
2019-04-13 02:19
#49
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Brazil Charizaldo 
RIP 0-15
2019-04-13 02:10
#61
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India Noobdian 
0-14?
2019-04-13 05:56
#73
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Brazil Charizaldo 
maybe
2019-04-13 16:05
#50
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Germany Neckarstadion 
3v5 victory on overpass to win 16-14, just like against ENCE. It's fuckin rigged boys
2019-04-13 02:11
#62
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United States fatburger 
? This was a2v5 and last was 14-15 on ct instead of t
2019-04-13 08:00
Expected from choke clan
2019-04-13 02:17
#54
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Brazil hugoooo 
Worst cold torunament ever? Let's see...
2019-04-13 02:19
SAVE AUTIMATIC PLS!!
2019-04-13 03:38
#58
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Qatar PrisMcsgo 
Cloud9 actually did ok considering this was their first LAN together. C9 should be higher than faze and mibr
2019-04-13 03:46
Faze and mibr fighting to whichever’s the worst lmao
2019-04-13 03:48
#60
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India Noobdian 
+1
2019-04-13 05:56
#63
shox | 
India iejesus 
xD +1
2019-04-13 08:22
#65
jks | 
Russia Zel0cE 
GodreN 0.66
2019-04-13 09:28
#67
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Denmark Xipingu 
Niko again carrying bots, what a surprise
2019-04-13 10:27
Feelsbad for him
2019-04-13 12:35
#71
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Denmark Xipingu 
Idd +1 pepe
2019-04-13 13:21
Doesn't feel bad for him anymore. God niko mvp with 1.44 rating XD
2019-04-14 02:26
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