Liquid eliminate HellRaisers at ESL Pro League Finals

Liquid have eliminated HellRaisers from ESL Pro League S9 Finals after three closely-contested maps, Vertigo (16-11), Inferno (14-16) and Overpass (16-14), to set up a lower-bracket final against MIBR.

HellRaisers opened up the best-of-three series on their map pick, Vertigo, where they got off to a 2-0 start thanks to a pistol round victory on the CT side. Liquid replied with five rounds consecutively to claim an early 5-2 lead. A Christian "loWel" Garcia Antoran quad-kill in the eighth got HellRaisers back on track as they levelled the score at 5-5, but Nick "nitr0" Cannella and his squad regrouped to secure a 9-6 lead at the halfway mark.

Despite Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný winning a 1v2 post-plant to pick up the second pistol for HellRaisers, and the round that followed, Liquid kicked it up a gear on the defensive side, hitting map point swiftly at 15-9. HellRaisers wouldn't go down easily, however, securing two more rounds before North Americans were able to close out the map 16-11.

NAF ended Vertigo with a 1.51 rating

Inferno was up next, where HellRaisers cruised to a 6-0 lead on the defensive side. Liquid secured their first round in the seventh, but the European mixture hit straight back to put seven on the board. The two sides traded rounds once more, and HellRaisers soon found themselves with a 9-2 lead. Liquid managed to pull the remaining rounds in their favour, however, converting a 3v3 and the rounds that followed, trailing 6-9 at the midway point.

HellRaisers made it four out of four pistol wins in the series, going on to extend their lead to 12-6 in the process. Liquid soon found their footing, though, emerging victorious in eight of the next ten rounds to narrow the score difference to 13-14. An incredible AWP quad-kill from nitr0 on a 4v5 retake tied the two sides up, but HellRaisers managed to win out the final two rounds to secure a 16-14 map win.

Twistzz had numerous impact rounds on Overpass

The series concluded on Overpass, and HellRaisers yet again demonstrated their pistol dominance. Liquid pulled three rounds in their favour off the back of a pistol buy to take a 3-2 lead. Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow would not let the gap widen, however, as he and his squad posted five consecutive rounds. The remainder of the half proved to be a back-and-forth affair with HellRaisers finishing the half with a 9-6 advantage.

A highly-contested second half saw Liquid pick up their first pistol victory of the series as the North American side eventually clawed their way back to equal the score at 14-14. HellRaisers fell flat at the final hurdle, though, as Liquid were able to close out the game thanks to a triple-kill from Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken on the B bombsite.

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Inferno
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Overpass
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 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 74 - 60 +14 88.3 1.26
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 73 - 58 +15 80.6 1.20
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 66 - 60 +6 79.4 1.14
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 54 - 62 -8 82.5 1.07
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 41 - 55 -14 56.5 0.93
 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 79 - 58 +21 83.3 1.26
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia AntoranloWel 57 - 55 +2 70.7 1.04
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskasnukkye 61 - 69 -8 81.6 0.96
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 51 - 62 -11 69.3 0.90
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 47 - 64 -17 61.9 0.86
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1641
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
831
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
#1
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United Kingdom trtr098 
FeelsBadMan for Oskar can't carry harder
2019-06-20 16:04
Hey HLTV have a nice day!
2019-06-20 16:05
Stop searching for first and second comments. It's banneable
2019-06-20 16:04
good thing i was searching for the fifth
2019-06-20 16:05
That's why your comment was just a "2" (or a "5" I actually don't remember it) and the other guy was a "j". like wtf
2019-06-20 16:14
xD
2019-06-20 16:51
xD
2019-06-20 17:19
Reply needs to have actual content
2019-06-20 17:39
#19
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United Kingdom trtr098 
Reply needs to have actual content
2019-06-20 16:04
do you not care whether or not HLTV users have a nice day? Rude.
2019-06-20 16:05
#24
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United Kingdom trtr098 
edited comment
2019-06-20 16:06
I don't think so.
2019-06-20 16:06
Nt hellhaisers
2019-06-20 16:04
If it wasn't him HR wouldn't stand a chance and got swift 2:0
2019-06-20 16:55
top 1, ez4chokequid
2019-06-20 16:04
#3
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Croatia feelsbadmane 
RIP
2019-06-20 16:03
GRATS LIQUID
2019-06-20 16:03
#6
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United States Glowstickgamer 
NA #1
2019-06-20 16:03
#7
HUNDEN | 
Lithuania gime114 
Choke
2019-06-20 16:03
#1 BTW OMEGALUL
2019-06-20 16:03
#9
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Brazil AleYYYY 
Liquid Lmao
2019-06-20 16:03
oskor sad and strong
2019-06-20 16:03
#17
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United States Nohj_10years 
Knife scammer
2019-06-20 16:04
#13
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Lithuania a2kas 
HR just gave victory, lolz
2019-06-20 16:04
Ez4Liquid
2019-06-20 16:04
#15
s1mple | 
Tunisia kaiserV 
Oskar hard carry sad
2019-06-20 16:04
#18
BDSM | 
Czech Republic Skeng_ 
HR look really good, just get a new IGL and they are ready for T1-T2
2019-06-20 16:04
Nitro literally saved the NA scrubs today. Hellraisers deserved the win way more!
2019-06-20 16:05
+1
2019-06-20 16:14
Nice choke
2019-06-20 16:05
OSKAR :(((((((((((((((((
2019-06-20 16:06
GG HELLRAISERS
2019-06-20 16:06
Save oskar. Flusha Oskar Sunny Kio Daps Could this work?
2019-06-20 16:07
no
2019-06-20 16:21
no lurker
2019-06-20 16:30
#58
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Europe hashh07 
Flusha could do that imo.
2019-06-20 17:01
LMAO and americans think this team is top 1 HAHAHHAHAHAH Carried by canadians and still suck so hard Almost losing to HR xDDD Astralis is the real top 1, Liquid not even top 3
2019-06-20 16:07
Im waiting for astralis to drop down to where they deserve to be. 4th
2019-06-20 16:14
Losing to nrg lol
2019-06-20 16:38
#49
Twistzz | 
United States A2^_^ 
wow imagine struggling versus NRG esports.
2019-06-20 16:39
Eat A Dick Asstralis Not Top 5
2019-06-20 16:45
Good match, although vertigo isn't very fun to watch yet
2019-06-20 16:09
#32
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Turkey Thunderball 
it was woxic now oskar living the bad fate of awpers LUL
2019-06-20 16:12
HR isn't rich org, they usually end up with one strong awper... Lul
2019-06-20 16:58
#59
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Turkey Thunderball 
yeah its sad for oskar really great awper overall
2019-06-20 17:09
#36
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Happy Liquid made it, but they shouldn't have come this close. HR played great though, fucking love seeing GODOSKAR.
2019-06-20 16:14
#37
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Europe Kilian_9047 
Liquid so bad lul
2019-06-20 16:15
seems like the Liquid 'era' won't age well
2019-06-20 16:16
Liquid fake top 1 soon to be over
2019-06-20 16:17
easy odds 1.03 vs 11.6!
2019-06-20 16:18
#42
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Italy Gio_bose 
jeez look at elige's ADR that must have been a depressing game for him he must've had so many assists
2019-06-20 16:26
#43
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Bulgaria No_1One 
Liquid #1 btw
2019-06-20 16:29
oskar tried so hard.I can see the bright future HR may have.
2019-06-20 16:33
#46
Xyp9x | 
Europe NiQa 
Seems like a match worth watching from VOD. ? ... Who casted it? (@work)
2019-06-20 16:33
HenryG and Machine
2019-06-20 16:42
#62
Xyp9x | 
Europe NiQa 
That sounds bearable. Thx.
2019-06-20 17:36
#47
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United States Trump2020KAG 
step it up elige...expected by stew but not elige
2019-06-20 16:34
Ange1 sux Calling force at 14-12 lol
2019-06-20 16:52
#54
shox | 
India iejesus 
nt oskar :(
2019-06-20 16:54
-guardian +oskar
2019-06-20 16:57
Can anyone tell me how Stewie2K did? I see he bottom fragged over the BO3.
2019-06-20 17:22
he lost a lot of rounds by retarded plays, lost the second map by himself, overall one of the worst players on the server for the series
2019-06-20 17:58
Oof Seems like he hasn't really been at his best since he joined Liquid
2019-06-21 16:20
gg
2019-06-20 17:58
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