Liquid through to cs_summit 4 grand final over NRG
The semi-final series between Liquid and NRG kicked off on Mirage where Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov and Ethan "Ethan" Arnold picked up double kills in the pistol round to put their CT-sided team ahead. Liquid responded in the third round to get on the scoreboard.
Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski got three kills in a 2vs4 to win the sixth round as Liquid led 4-2. NRG stopped Liquid's six-round streak with a team ace in the ninth round (6-3). Just when NRG were building momentum, Liquid won the 12th round with pistols, making it 8-4. Jake "Stewie2K" Yip and company led 11-4 at halftime.
Nick "nitr0" Cannella opened up the second pistol round with two kills, making it 12-4. Liquid earned 11 map points after nitr0 picked up a quad kill in the 19th round (15-4). They eventually closed out the map with a 16-8 scoreline.
Liquid started Overpass on the T-side and lost the pistol round after running out of time. But they then won seven of the following eight rounds to lead 7-2. Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken picked up a quad kill in the 11th round to start a four-round run and Liquid led 11-4 at halftime.
Twistzz and EliGE won a 2vs2 in the second pistol round to extend their team's lead to 12-4. Liquid went on to finish it off with a 16-8 map victory, winning the series 2-0 and advancing to the grand final.
|Liquid||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE||44 - 31||+13||93.1||1.42|
|Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF||33 - 22||+11||84.1||1.33|
|Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz||33 - 25||+8||64.1||1.22|
|Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0||34 - 29||+5||77.3||1.21|
|Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K||29 - 27||+2||69.2||1.12|