Liquid defeat Astralis; book grand final spot in Miami
The round four game between Astralis and Liquid took place on Overpass where the Danes started on the CT-side and won the pistol round as Emil "Magisk" Reif got a double kill. Liquid hit back in the first weapon round but couldn't make it two in a row after Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander picked up a triple kill in the following round (3-1).
Liquid found themselves in a tough spot as Astralis secured three more rounds to lead 6-1. The North American team turned things around by going on a four-round streak but Astralis finished the half with an 8-7 lead.
After gla1ve kicked off the second half with a 1vs2 clutch, Keith "NAF" Markovic got a triple kill with the CZ-75 to cut the deficit to one round (9-8). Liquid went ahead thanks to NAF's excellent performance and extended their lead to 13-9 after Jake "Stewie2K" Yip clutched a 1vs2 in the 22nd round.
Nick "nitr0" Cannella's triple AWP kill in the following round made it 14-9 but Astralis came back, tying the game at 14-14 with a five-round run. Liquid earned one map point after winning the penultimate round and took the match victory thanks to Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken and Stewie2K's double kills in the final round. With the 16-14 win, Liquid have guaranteed their place in the grand final.
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk||27 - 18||+9||96.7||1.42|
|Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve||24 - 20||+4||77.3||1.20|
|Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice||18 - 19||-1||69.6||1.04|
|Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x||15 - 22||-7||70.6||0.87|
|Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh||16 - 22||-6||57.3||0.85|
|Liquid||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF||31 - 19||+12||99.8||1.43|
|Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0||21 - 18||+3||72.8||1.11|
|Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE||16 - 21||-5||62.6||0.98|
|Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K||17 - 20||-3||64.9||0.96|
|Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz||16 - 22||-6||72.4||0.87|