Liquid defeat mousesports; seal grand final spot in Montpellier
The second semi-final in Montpellier, France commenced on Overpass where the CT-sided mousesports won the pistol round thanks to Finn "karrigan" Andersen's quad-kill. Liquid overturned a two-man disadvantage in the first gun round to get on the scoreboard, trailing 2-1. David "frozen" Čerňanský won a 1vs2 in the sixth round to tie the game at 3-3 but his team then lost four in a row to trail 7-3.
Liquid extended their lead to five rounds by halftime as they reached double-digits (10-5). karrigan and company got within two rounds of Liquid by attaining the first three rounds to begin their T-side campaign but Liquid imposed their will afterwards, taking six consecutive rounds to win the map 16-8.
The match continued on Nuke, which started with a nine-round Liquid streak. Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's 1vs4 clutch in the tenth round and Özgür "woxic" Eker's quad-kill in the 15th were the only bright spots for the T-sided mousesports in the first half as they trailed 13-2 at halftime.
The European team secured six of the first seven rounds to kick off the second half. Liquid almost broke through in the 23rd round but a quick quad-kill by frozen kept them off match point (14-9). Liquid got there two rounds later by winning a 3vs5, earning five match points.
Liquid nearly closed out the game in the penultimate round as they had a 4vs2 advantage but three kills and a last-second defuse by woxic saved mousesports, who grabbed one more round to take it to overtime. Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski and company wrapped it up with a 19-17 final scoreline, taking the series 2-0 and advancing to the grand final in the French event.
|mousesports||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic||55 - 39||+16||99.4||1.37|
|David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen||39 - 48||-9||72.2||0.93|
|Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ||30 - 46||-16||71.2||0.86|
|Robin 'ropz' Koolropz||32 - 41||-9||53.5||0.75|
|Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan||28 - 45||-17||53.4||0.64|