Liquid round out playoffs at cs_summit, bracket set

Liquid have secured the last playoffs spot at cs_summit 4, with the single-elimination bracket seeing Vitality matched up against ENCE and NRG versus Liquid in the semi-finals.

Liquid already secured their spot in the playoffs after their first victory against Renegades on Nuke, where the North American side set themselves up for a comfortable opening map with a strong Terrorist half.

From that point on, Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella's side only played for better seeding going into the playoffs and some more prizemoney for each win in the group stage. Nonetheless, they kept up momentum for the second map against Aaron "⁠AZR⁠" Ward's men, with nitr0 leading his team to a 2-0 record against Renegades with a 16-11 win on Dust2.

Liquid recovered from a slow day two to make it to the playoffs

NRG then went up against their local rivals in the last matchup of the group stage, which ended up going down to the wire on both maps. Playing on the offense, Liquid got off to a great start on Dust2, but an even stronger response saw NRG grab the first map before turning to Vertigo.

Although normally a highly T-sided map based on the new map's short history, Vertigo saw success on the defense, as Liquid racked up double digits in the first half before NRG began mounting another comeback. In the end, an ace from Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski swung the second half, with his team coming out victorious at 16-13 and ensuring a rematch between the two sides.

With the group stage coming to an end, the standings look as follows:

That means we will see an all-European semi-final between Vitality and ENCE, with the other pitting the two North American teams, NRG and Liquid, against each other.

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1341
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
961
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1323
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
who
2019-05-26 05:47
#5
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Albania 9898
Everyone asking
2019-05-26 05:48
#8
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Australia Boostral
+1
2019-05-26 05:50
#10
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United States Bochanka
LICK MY LEFT NUT WHILE I HIT YOU WITH THE RIGHT
2019-05-26 05:50
+1
2019-05-26 09:15
Imagine saying that much of an autismic comment about top ten teams. Sorry your precious mibr can’t do shit Cry is free
2019-05-26 15:38
cry is free
2019-05-26 15:54
did i say anything about mibr? what do u presume this
2019-05-26 22:10
#2
FalleN | 
Brazil ex1is
expected
2019-05-26 05:48
Not the 2 best teams (mibr and astralis) but still a nice playoffs. Let's see what happens
2019-05-26 05:58
#22
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United States DiabIo
He thinks mibr is good lol
2019-05-26 06:21
He's right
2019-05-26 09:01
#27
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Australia zanics
delusional brazillians smdh
2019-05-26 09:14
But m16r just beat liquid in a best of 3.
2019-05-26 13:05
2 times
2019-05-26 21:23
#33
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India Noobdian
Mibr_0 major
2019-05-26 09:51
India_0_major
2019-05-26 16:03
#52
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India Noobdian
No_fnx_no_major
2019-05-26 18:04
M16R
2019-05-26 10:15
You're right man , don't listen others. They are not top 3 right now , but they have obviously the potential to be top3 , anyway my theory is that in few monthes there won't be a top3 above everyone but more like a top5-6 with Astralis , ENCE , Liquid , Vitality , fnatic and MIBR that have the same level EDIT : Maybe one of these teams will fail to be at the top , but there are some others that can success and take their place : renegades , G2 and NRG. These teams have less chance than others but still have an high chance to be in this top
2019-05-26 12:56
#41
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France Neil_Gt
Renegades in the top, Fnatic out
2019-05-26 14:09
+1 Why the fucking hate? Liquid lose online and lan, both bo3 and people still hating.
2019-05-26 16:55
#3
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Korea day|dream
EZ4ENCE
2019-05-26 05:48
OOGA BOOGA EZ4ENCE Retard
2019-05-26 05:51
#15
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Korea day|dream
jebaited
2019-05-26 05:59
#18
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Albania 9898
0/8
2019-05-26 06:10
#21
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Cambodia RIPol_Pot
0/8
2019-05-26 06:20
#23
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Russia Astrali5
0/8
2019-05-26 06:24
0/8
2019-05-26 15:54
0/8
2019-05-26 16:13
0/8
2019-05-26 16:55
#4
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Albania 9898
Goojob
2019-05-26 05:48
#6
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Finland Tusku
could be some straight fire series, gl to all teams
2019-05-26 05:49
It's either gonna be amazing series, or Liquid and ENCE stomp on them since it's Bo3
2019-05-26 14:19
#48
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Finland Tusku
i doubt either semifinal will be a stomp but we'll see
2019-05-26 16:22
we did see indeed Liquid crushed NRG, Vitality and ENCE was close. Liquid choking again FeelsNAMan :(
2019-05-27 05:21
#7
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France cedd
ez 4 vitality just kidding they probably lose now lul
2019-05-26 05:49
#19
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United States DiabIo
5/8
2019-05-26 06:20
Yes EZ4ENCE
2019-05-26 07:55
#26
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Australia Chereska
A months time and they will be called a fluke team :(
2019-05-26 09:13
#28
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Australia zanics
we just need gucci grat my friend, all will be well once he is back but yeh feelsbadman
2019-05-26 09:14
#30
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Australia Chereska
Was saying that Vitality will be called a fluke team But whatever, rng needs grat, without him their a dead team
2019-05-26 09:19
#9
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United States Bochanka
EZ VITALITY
2019-05-26 05:50
Ha
2019-05-26 05:56
The kind of plot IEM Chicago is after
2019-05-26 05:58
EZ4FRENCH
2019-05-26 06:02
This tournament will be for LIQUID!
2019-05-26 06:10
#31
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Canada ASH1
Very interesting play-off bracket,like it
2019-05-26 09:36
renegades what's happening?
2019-05-26 09:44
Fluke happened
2019-05-26 13:07
Okey, nice.
2019-05-26 09:58
Liquid win.
2019-05-26 11:24
EU vs NA. gonna be fun. EU guy cheering NA
2019-05-26 11:49
ez
2019-05-26 17:58
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