Liquid defeat Astralis; book grand final spot in Miami

Liquid are through to the grand final at BLAST Pro Series Miami after defeating Astralis 16-14 on Overpass to secure their fourth win in the group stage.

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.

NAF's exceptional performance got Liquid over the line

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.

Matchpage
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13th April 2019
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Overpass
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 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 27 - 18 +9 96.7 1.42
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 24 - 20 +4 77.3 1.20
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 18 - 19 -1 69.6 1.04
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 15 - 22 -7 70.6 0.87
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 16 - 22 -6 57.3 0.85
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 31 - 19 +12 99.8 1.43
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 21 - 18 +3 72.8 1.11
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 16 - 21 -5 62.6 0.98
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 17 - 20 -3 64.9 0.96
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 16 - 22 -6 72.4 0.87
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1149
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1052
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
987
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
884
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
BO1 FLUKE ENJOY LIQUID FANBOYS BO3 EZ ASTRALIS
2019-04-13 20:45
#7
wannafly | 
Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-04-13 20:45
Liquid top 1
2019-04-13 20:45
^ p
2019-04-13 20:46
Unluko_F5_and_still_7th
2019-04-13 20:46
+1 so bad
2019-04-13 20:52
#26
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United States AproximateCS 
Astralis needs to beat faze and mibr need to lose for them to make final
2019-04-13 20:46
#54
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Brazil Whillpull 
It's probably going to happen tho. Liquid is destroying everything, so they can go through MiBR even easily, and FaZe isn't that hard to beat.
2019-04-13 20:52
#28
shox | 
Romania NuKe_001 
Pretty sure they cant get in final they are 2 - 2 now
2019-04-13 20:46
they can, should defeat faze and hope for mibr loss
2019-04-13 20:52
#65
shox | 
Romania NuKe_001 
16 - 5 <3
2019-04-13 21:51
lul faze vs liquid
2019-04-13 22:02
#47
swag | 
United States Detached 
mad
2019-04-13 20:50
#2
perk  | 
Finland eIe 
OMEGALUL RIP ASSTRALIS ERA XDDD
2019-04-13 20:45
Like RIP Astralis after Blast Copenhagen 18? Blast is a BO1-show tournament. No need for trolling. They are not good today, however :-)
2019-04-13 20:50
#3
wannafly | 
Sweden Unluko 
First!
2019-04-13 20:44
ah no
2019-04-13 20:45
#18
perk  | 
Finland eIe 
Name checks out
2019-04-13 20:45
Pray for me boys
2019-04-13 20:48
#49
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Australia Matyybro_ 
Unluko
2019-04-13 20:51
#49
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Australia Matyybro_ 
Unluko
2019-04-13 20:51
LMAO SO BAD
2019-04-14 02:10
#4
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Portugal FiZzYgAy 
v
2019-04-13 20:44
#5
Magisk | 
Singapore n4verz 
lol
2019-04-13 20:44
#6
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Finland JHdash77 
🦀🦀ASTRALIS IS GONE🦀🦀
2019-04-13 20:44
#17
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Norway NosTheBoss 
🦀🦀nice🦀🦀
2019-04-13 20:45
lel
2019-04-13 20:45
#9
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United States Raptorial 
Pog
2019-04-13 20:45
#10
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United States Err0h 
LETS FUCKING GOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
2019-04-13 20:45
Imagine hyping bo1 match
2019-04-13 20:50
#51
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United States Err0h 
Why imagine. You're witnessing it. Biatch
2019-04-13 20:51
Inb4 32 0
2019-04-13 20:55
#64
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United States Err0h 
I mean that's not even realistic :( goodbye
2019-04-13 21:41
Hi,youre good?
2019-04-14 09:23
Lmfao
2019-04-13 20:45
ggwp by naf
2019-04-13 20:45
#13
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Canada HansROZE 
Astr2l16 era over lol, NA taking it's place, all too easy for my boy NAF
2019-04-13 20:45
there's a long run ahead tho (._.')
2019-04-13 20:48
16-14 too ez LUL
2019-04-13 20:48
F
2019-04-13 20:45
Ez
2019-04-13 20:45
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! FINALLY THEY CAN WIN SOMETHING!!!!!!! #LETSGOLIQUID
2019-04-13 20:45
#21
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Finland NoPointsgg 
big oof
2019-04-13 20:45
ASTRALIS XAXAXAAXAX
2019-04-13 20:45
#24
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Brazil jmarcelo 
yayayayayaayyayayayayaya
2019-04-13 20:46
Astralis to join N♿rth soon
2019-04-13 20:47
#29
shox | 
India iejesus 
this is the End of an era!
2019-04-13 20:46
#YTNABOYS
2019-04-13 20:46
#31
RpK | 
France hltvuser1 
Nice
2019-04-13 20:47
#32
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Brazil CaioOlive 
now imagine they finally go to a final without astralis and lose to mibr or faze, who are utter bad atm xD
2019-04-13 20:47
Did happen
2019-04-14 05:14
#71
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Brazil CaioOlive 
yeah, wtf. How can liquid choke so much at this point. Only big tournament they won was season first, wth.
2019-04-14 07:18
#33
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Turkey wondermeister 
RIP ASTRALIS ERA
2019-04-13 20:47
#34
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Denmark sNju 
So now Liquid can lose on purpose vs MIBR and make sure they can't meet Astralis in final.... Sad :(
2019-04-13 20:47
#43
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Germany v0l1t 
I hope they dont do that, i mean you wanna win by beating the best
2019-04-13 20:49
Imo they feel confident enough to put all in against MIBR so they can face Astralis on a bo3 (._.)_b
2019-04-13 20:49
#45
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United States PHVRMA 
I think I speak for all liquid fans and likely the team itself when I say we are only interested in a final vs Astralis. We have so much unfinished business
2019-04-13 20:50
#72
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Brazil CaioOlive 
well, guess the team indeed wasn't into not facing astralis.
2019-04-14 07:19
#35
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United States DervGuy 
If liquid loses vs MIBR we'll have a Liquid Mibr finals 👀
2019-04-13 20:48
Final Astra vs Liquid bc Astra win vs Faze and Liquid win vs Mibr
2019-04-13 20:48
Liquid was very good in that match. I doubt Astralis will make the same mistake(s) 3 times. Overpass was Astralis's worst map. Both mibr and liquid knew that's why they made it to be left out. Astralis will still be dominant unless they take on overpass again. Well for C9? I really don't expect anything much in this new roster. They surprised everyone which is good. But even take a 16-0 they still had a chance against the 2 best teams.
2019-04-13 20:48
#60
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Switzerland camboy 
Stop trashtalking if its they worst mal why they ban everything else..?? astralis can onliy play inf and nuke rip bots
2019-04-13 20:55
C9 won't able to have any chance to give a new surprise. Bo3 I will be convinced of Astrails won't absent and definitely they will win against to liquid.
2019-04-13 21:02
#41
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Greece SZN_Darth_A 
Team Liquid should throw to get MiBR instead of Astralis
2019-04-13 20:48
#52
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United States DV19 
Agreed
2019-04-13 20:51
Typo under NAF's picture, says astralis instead of liquid
2019-04-13 20:49
Navi such a big sham, the champion of StarSeries_i-League ???? They just deserve the king of tier 2 teams
2019-04-13 20:52
bo1 :DDDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-04-13 20:52
#58
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Russia amc20 
If Liquid threw their game against MIBR, wouldn't they be able to guarantee that Astralis won't be in the final?
2019-04-13 20:53
#61
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
yes, but valve ban for matchfixingggg
2019-04-13 21:00
#63
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United States @FyreCS 
EZ for the best team in the world! #letsgoliquid
2019-04-13 21:17
XD
2019-04-13 23:05
#68
SS | 
Germany BLITZKRlEG 
gg
2019-04-13 23:58
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