Liquid take down MIBR to reach IEM Sydney final

Liquid booked the first spot in the IEM Sydney 2019 final after moving past MIBR in a two-map series.

The opening map of this Americas classic, Mirage, started with MIBR hopping out to a 3-0 lead on the offensive side. Once Liquid had money to work with, though, the landscape of the game changed immediately, and it was only a matter of time before they took the lead, off the back of a stunning ace by Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski with the AUG.

The Brazilians struggled to break through the Liquid defense and to find those clutches that had been so decisive the day before against mousesports, but a late resurgence allowed them to make this a competitive 6-9 half.

Now playing on the CT side, MIBR took the pistol round, but there was no follow-up as they were caught off-guard by Liquid's pistols. The North Americans rode that momentum to a 15-7 lead, and even though the Brazilians still made a slight climb back into the map, they were too far behind to be able to alter the course of the game.

Liquid will face NRG or fnatic in the title decider

Next up was Nuke, a shaky map by MIBR as evidenced by the disparity in their results on it earlier in the tournament (16-4 victory over fnatic and a defeat by the same scoreline against NRG). It was thus no surprise that a confident EliGE admitted in the pre-game interview that he already saw Liquid in the final.

The North American team got off to a dream start as they raced to a 5-0 lead on the Terrorist side, leaving MIBR's players shell-shocked. The Brazilians kept their composure, though, and set up a tight and compact defence for the remainder of the half, with Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo leading the way with 16 frags.

Up 9-6, MIBR carried their momentum into the second half and took the pistol round in convincing fashion, with Marcelo "coldzera" David then preventing the reset with a miraculous 1v2 clutch on the lower site.

After getting their economy back on track, Liquid went on a dominant run, winning nine of the following ten rounds to reach match point at 15-13, before MIBR fought back to force overtime. The Brazilians' efforts would be in vain, though, as Liquid ran riot after regulation and won four rounds without response.

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 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 54 - 40 +14 101.1 1.46
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 52 - 33 +19 80.6 1.30
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 39 - 38 +1 76.2 1.08
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 42 - 38 +4 73.1 1.07
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 29 - 40 -11 60.2 0.83
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 49 - 42 +7 83.0 1.11
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 42 - 42 0 67.8 0.99
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 33 - 43 -10 60.4 0.88
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 32 - 48 -16 66.5 0.81
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 33 - 42 -9 66.7 0.76
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1095
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1202
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1178
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
#1
kr4sylya | 
United Kingdom Wazerz 
gg wp liquid top 1
2019-05-04 09:27
fuck men i had 10 sec cooldown
2019-05-04 09:27
ahah i wasn't even trying for #1 lol
2019-05-04 09:28
0/8 xD
2019-05-04 09:28
damn you got me :(
2019-05-04 09:29
#17
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-05-04 09:28
Alt+F4
2019-05-04 09:37
MIBR SO BAD LMAO
2019-05-04 09:29
+1
2019-05-04 09:29
+1
2019-05-04 19:30
what an upset!!! How could mibber lose?
2019-05-04 09:32
+1 best NA team to ever touch this game
2019-05-04 09:33
With no major honor's!
2019-05-04 10:35
With no titles at all*
2019-05-04 13:34
More than Furia and MIBR
2019-05-04 19:30
mibr 1 zotac cup liquid 0 furia 1 mdl liquid 0 ez
2019-05-04 23:02
0/8 Zotac and MDL=/=Relevant title
2019-05-04 23:19
liquid =/= relevant titles as well
2019-05-05 00:37
Well only cloud9 won a major out of all NA teams, doesn't mean they r the best NA team to ever touch this game. They didn't face today's astralis, liquid does.
2019-05-05 10:50
GG so EZ for LIQUID!!! Back to reality mibr fans! Liquid was just so much better!
2019-05-04 09:27
#10
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Brazil igster 
nt plastic bug fan bt
2019-05-04 09:28
BR CS OMEGALUL BR CS OMEGALUL BR CS OMEGALUL BR CS OMEGALUL
2019-05-04 09:28
#27
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United States twistzzgod 
4:19 - ONLY BIG, BIG CLAN! 4:20 - LIQUID LETS GO lul
2019-05-04 09:29
#35
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Brazil igster 
+1
2019-05-04 09:30
wtf i always was mouz fan yesterday
2019-05-04 09:30
U should be NRG fan tmr
2019-05-04 09:32
yeah if they beat fnatic
2019-05-04 09:32
BIGGEST_FLAIR_FAN
2019-05-04 11:12
#46
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United States twistzzgod 
rofl
2019-05-04 09:32
#33
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Canada herocoolzzz 
+1
2019-05-04 09:29
#34
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Brazil igster 
IMAGINE ALMOST CHOKING AGAINST M16R ON FUCKING NUKE OMEGALUL
2019-05-04 09:30
#73
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
HAHAa imagine not🤣 more like very_unfriendly_brazilian_ but that’s already expected from mad brazil
2019-05-04 09:43
#76
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Brazil igster 
*only full friendly at night. (20:00-03:00 BRT)
2019-05-04 09:45
#127
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Taiwan zhcwhite 
liquid + autimatic -2k
2019-05-04 16:30
#139
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
EZ WIN🌪
2019-05-04 19:58
BRA71L LUL M16R OMEGALUL
2019-05-04 09:29
#39
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Brazil igster 
IMAGINE BEING FROM GERMANISTAN AND GETTING RAPED BY FUCKING MUSLIMS, EVEN BRA71L IS SAFER LULW
2019-05-04 09:31
BRA71L LUL M16R OMEGALUL M16R DONT WON A TOURNAMENTS HYPERLULW
2019-05-04 09:31
#51
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Brazil igster 
SPAMMING SHIT CUZ NO BRAIN OMEGALUL, EXPECTED FROM THIRD REICH EDUCATION
2019-05-04 09:32
BRA71L LUL M16R OMEGALUL M16R DONT WON A TOURNAMENTS HYPERLULW
2019-05-04 09:33
#59
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Brazil igster 
B16 NEVER SAW A TROPHY OMEGALUL STUCK IN MINOR FOREVER, 0-3 NEVER FORGET
2019-05-04 09:34
BRA71L LUL M16R OMEGALUL M16R DONT WON A TOURNAMENTS HYPERLULW M16R NEVER BEAT BUG OMEGALULHYPERLUL
2019-05-04 09:35
#63
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Brazil igster 
CANT PLAY AGAINST BUG IF BUG DIDNT QUALIFY, EXPECTED FROM GERMAN FAKEFAG BRAIN
2019-05-04 09:36
BRA71L LUL M16R OMEGALUL M16R DONT WON A TOURNAMENTS HYPERLULW M16R NEVER BEAT BUG OMEGALULHYPERLUL
2019-05-04 09:37
german being german. 0iq
2019-05-04 12:39
+1
2019-05-04 13:55
Bra71l average IQ 87 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
2019-05-04 18:08
19x15 easy ok then lol
2019-05-04 18:08
felps is the problem -felps +kNg
2019-05-04 09:27
+Kscerato pelo amor de Deus
2019-05-04 09:31
#97
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Spain N0Love 
Owner of MIBR = owner of Inmortals. I think he already had enough of that guy a couple of years ago. Also, huge VISA problems he can´t go to US for some reason.
2019-05-04 10:50
#4
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Singapore LETS_GO_LIQUID 
EZ4LIQUID
2019-05-04 09:27
#6
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Russia GramDEL 
Fast
2019-05-04 09:28
#7
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
#FreeColdzera
2019-05-04 09:28
BRA71L LUL M16R OMEGALUL
2019-05-04 09:32
GG for liquid
2019-05-04 09:28
#9
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Poland JPKson 
GG
2019-05-04 09:28
#11
ropz | 
Czech Republic rusteD 
Its always nice to see mibr eliminated.
2019-05-04 09:28
#124
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Paraguay lekk1_ 
As mouz
2019-05-04 14:20
#125
ropz | 
Czech Republic rusteD 
yeah true, mous sucks. dunno why u think im a mous fan
2019-05-04 15:32
#134
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Paraguay lekk1_ 
u like ropz, just
2019-05-04 19:11
#141
ropz | 
Czech Republic rusteD 
Im a fan of ropz, not a fan of mous.
2019-05-04 21:58
#151
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Paraguay lekk1_ 
ok
2019-05-05 21:42
#13
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North America niftynick 
Liquid have yet to lose a map this event
2019-05-04 09:28
Lol mibr what did u expect
2019-05-04 09:28
#75
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Denmark Userunknown 
Nip?
2019-05-04 09:43
liquid?
2019-05-04 11:43
#140
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Denmark Userunknown 
in the final?
2019-05-04 21:22
#19
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United States Nohj 
GGWP
2019-05-04 09:29
#20
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Iceland caverat 
expected af
2019-05-04 09:29
#21
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Panama FUN4ENCE 
expected
2019-05-04 09:29
#22
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Hungary subzera 
NA GRANDFINAL INCOMING
2019-05-04 09:29
Tarik vs stewie, twistzz vs brehze, naf vs ethan.. That's gonna be one hell of a match. If nrg beats fnatic that is.
2019-05-04 09:31
#48
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Hungary subzera 
nrg v fnatic could go either way imo, 50/50 tossup. i cant think of any NA final that wasnt a small NA event so thisd be hype af
2019-05-04 09:32
#70
nexa | 
Serbia FaZe_nexa 
imo Liquid would eat them 3 0 I think fnatic will win to deny NA final on t1 event tho
2019-05-04 09:41
yeah, that would be a nice 16-2 liquid
2019-05-04 12:53
lul
2019-05-04 13:59
#24
KSCERATO | 
Europe L1iMA 
Desband mibr hahahah Tier 5
2019-05-04 09:29
Wow so unexpected
2019-05-04 09:29
#30
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India Tritium 
expected
2019-05-04 09:29
gg
2019-05-04 09:29
Stewie better become main awper of liquid now. And nitro with that crisp aim. He should stick to rifles. Really proud on our boizz.
2019-05-04 09:29
The calls from fallen on Nuke were very bad.
2019-05-04 09:30
#44
NiKo | 
India Undetdogs 
Fallen call to pick mirage was terrible
2019-05-04 09:31
What a nice game, i only feel bad for MIBR's Mirage, but Nuke was really awesome. Well played from both teams!
2019-05-04 09:31
#107
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Italy Gio_bose 
Mibr played pretty poorly on nuke. not so much the ct side but the t side was horrendous
2019-05-04 11:59
eligod
2019-05-04 09:32
#56
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Nice lets go boys
2019-05-04 09:34
Mouz lost to this!!!
2019-05-04 09:34
I mean liquid >>>>>>> mouz. So expected
2019-05-04 10:03
ez 4 Liquid. nitr0 um tappp
2019-05-04 09:34
No way they choke this final. There‘s literally no competition left.
2019-05-04 09:35
#71
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Paraguay darthkaazi 
They're Liquid, until I don't see them lift the trophy, can't be sure. They deserve to win btw, all of them are playing so good throughout the tournament
2019-05-04 09:41
Agreed
2019-05-04 10:04
Expected
2019-05-04 09:37
#67
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Peru AgentLF 
Ez 4 Godquid
2019-05-04 09:37
#84
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France Estraz 
Twistz will win alone Ez for him
2019-05-04 09:58
ok fnatic lets go ez 2x sydney for god xizt
2019-05-04 09:40
#69
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Paraguay darthkaazi 
We might see a NA final in Sydney, good for NA CS
2019-05-04 09:40
Yeah looking forward to see that final
2019-05-04 09:43
#78
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India stiwa5k 
Fnatics going to final
2019-05-04 09:50
#72
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Belgium ramazf 
unexcepted fatzera was back...
2019-05-04 09:43
#77
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India P1^t0N 
NRG is winner if they go in final!!!
2019-05-04 09:45
#79
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India stiwa5k 
They wont, fnatic got this. And liquid will lose finals as always
2019-05-04 09:51
#108
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Italy Gio_bose 
we will see cuz fnatic arent that great
2019-05-04 12:00
#122
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India stiwa5k 
Well well wellllll
2019-05-04 14:06
#130
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Italy Gio_bose 
i was talking about the final my guy....
2019-05-04 16:45
#131
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India stiwa5k 
Oh, we'll seeeeee
2019-05-04 16:47
#150
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Italy Gio_bose 
Told you
2019-05-05 19:29
#152
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India stiwa5k 
It was very close, i wonder what would've happened if fnatic wouldve managed to get overpass, still liquid didnt trash them as many said 3-0 or 3-1 liq. Entertaining game tho
2019-05-06 01:58
GG by MIBR - came close. Hope FNATIC Will win
2019-05-04 09:53
#82
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
ez4furia
2019-05-04 09:55
Gg. Very nerve wracking game.
2019-05-04 09:57
#90
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Brunei GucciLeIe 
Ok FatBoi, but NRG will rekt Liquid or?
2019-05-04 10:07
#85
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Germany QuaktheDuck 
expected
2019-05-04 09:59
Considering the slump MIBR had not long ago they seem to be finding their mojo again. Liquid is a super strong team, possibly rank 1 by the end of the year and MIBR played, at least at times, pretty nice CS here.
2019-05-04 10:07
#92
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Brazil Collee 
Just disband. mibr should be cold, felps, TACO +2 Keep the players with winning mentality. Put felps on his actual roles. It's painful to see him playing like this, totally not his game. Change this horrible igling that they're having
2019-05-04 10:14
#94
ropz | 
United States oddinary 
EZ Clap good matches.
2019-05-04 10:37
mibr taken down, looks like its going to be a good day :)
2019-05-04 10:38
What a surprise, uh??!
2019-05-04 10:49
#101
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India P1^t0N 
HHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHHA Forsaken fan lol xD what a joke !!! R u believe in his game ! all career goes end what a spirit of forsaken encourage to hack i hate hackers
2019-05-04 11:26
#98
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India P1^t0N 
Mibr show their potential to win major again cologne is fantastic by mibr we will see how they run again astralis xD
2019-05-04 11:04
#100
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Elige best entry in the world Elige best aug/sg user in the world
2019-05-04 11:21
liquid best na roster in csgo history I wasnt sure how they will do without zews but it seems that I overrated his impact. + replacing taco is always an upgrade
2019-05-04 11:35
#109
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Myanmar xdcc 
It's not just upgrading taco. It's also giving taco to opponents
2019-05-04 12:23
#104
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Australia cobaltxsc 
expected
2019-05-04 11:46
nice job bois
2019-05-04 11:52
#106
Twistzz | 
Canada ASH1 
EZ4LIQUID Twistzz MVP
2019-05-04 11:57
Sad gg
2019-05-04 12:23
#111
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Lithuania Watelis 
why they even try to go play in the finals, they will still lose anyway to any team haha
2019-05-04 12:25
Chokequid
2019-05-04 12:30
mibr not banning nuke lul
2019-05-04 13:23
Cache ban made us create some kind of 'confidence' on this map, but we still sucks on it
2019-05-04 14:07
#116
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United States @FyreCS 
EZ FOR THE BEST TEAM TO EVER TOUCH CS! EZ4LIQUID #letsgoliquid #Liquid_Beat_Astralis_More_Than_4_Times #Liquid_Top_1
2019-05-04 13:28
Choke in final inc.
2019-05-04 13:37
#126
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Brazil sprk1 
thats a weird way to spell astralis 😂😎
2019-05-04 16:11
#135
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Denmark Menterx 
+1
2019-05-04 19:29
#148
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United States @FyreCS 
What you mean men)))
2019-05-05 03:47
#142
NiKo | 
Serbia dvrtomic 
MIBR needs fresh blood
2019-05-04 22:42
As ALWAYS, TACO, the bottomfragger
2019-05-05 01:24
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