Liquid clinch playoff berth over Na`Vi; mousesports eliminate MVP PK in Cologne

Liquid have secured their place in the playoffs with a 2-1 victory against Natus Vincere, while mousesports defeated MVP PK 2-0 to eliminate the Korean team at ESL One Cologne.

Natus Vincere squared off against Liquid in the Group A upper-bracket semis and the series commenced on Dust2. Following T-sided Liquid's clean sweep in the pistol round, Natus Vincere hit back with Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov's triple kill with the Scout (1-1).

Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski brought Liquid back into the game in the sixth round by winning a 1vs2, stopping Natus Vincere's four-round run. The North Americans trailed 9-6 after a back and forth first half. Despite losing the second pistol, Liquid came back with a four-round streak to equalize (10-10).

Liquid managed to come back on Dust2

Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev won a 1vs1 to reclaim his team's lead and they took three more to make it 14-10. The CIS team could have wrapped up the map in the 27th round but Nick "nitr0" Cannella clutched a 1vs3 after s1mple tried to knife him (15-12). That error cost Natus Vincere dearly as Liquid managed to take it to overtime. Jake "Stewie2K" Yip closed out the game with a 1vs2 clutch in second overtime, winning 22-19.

Liquid got off to a good start on Overpass, where they led 7-4 on the T-side. s1mple's 1vs2 clutch in the 12th round initiated a four-round Natus Vincere streak and the CIS side finished the half 8-7 ahead.

Natus Vincere are now in the lower-bracket

Na`Vi picked up the first five rounds in the second half, extending their lead to 13-7. s1mple clutched a 1vs1 with low HP in the 24th round as his team earned six map points. The CIS squad found success on their final attempt, taking the 16-14 map victory.

Liquid dominated the early proceedings on Mirage, where they started on the T-side and led 10-2 after Stewie2K's 1vs3 victory in the 12th round. Natus Vincere responded by winning the last three rounds of the half, trailing 10-5.

The North American team suffered defeat in the second pistol round but recouped swiftly as they won the following round, leading 11-6. Liquid won the map 16-8 and finished off the series 2-1, punching their ticket to the playoffs.

Matchpage
1
2
2nd July 2019
19
Dust2
22
16
Overpass
14
8
Mirage
16
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 84 - 60 +24 78.2 1.23
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 59 - 64 -5 80.3 1.00
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 55 - 69 -14 70.4 0.88
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 58 - 74 -16 68.5 0.82
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 47 - 70 -23 62.1 0.75
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 77 - 63 +14 97.9 1.29
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 71 - 58 +13 81.3 1.23
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 76 - 62 +14 75.1 1.13
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 60 - 59 +1 70.2 1.06
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 53 - 61 -8 69.5 1.03

The Group A lower-bracket series between mousesports and MVP PK kicked off on Vertigo, where the CT-sided Europeans secured the first two rounds. Hae-Sung "HSK" Kim and Hyun-Pyo "XigN" Lee clutched a 2vs4 to win the third round but mousesports responded with an eight-round streak, reaching double-digits (10-1).

Finn "karrigan" Andersen and company grabbed the final three rounds in the first half to lead 13-2. Robin "ropz" Kool picked up a triple kill in a 2vs4 to win the second pistol round, making it 14-2. mousesports earned 13 map points by winning the following round and closed out the game with a 16-8 score.

mouz survived against MVP PK

ropz opened up Inferno with a triple kill in the pistol round and the T-sided mousesports made it 3-0 with two more round victories. MVP PK answered back by taking three rounds in a row but the Europeans won eight of the following nine to lead 11-4 at halftime. mousesports finished off the map with a 16-6 scoreline and won the series 2-0. With this defeat, MVP PK have been eliminated from the event.

Matchpage
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0
2nd July 2019
16
Vertigo
8
16
Inferno
6
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 44 - 22 +22 106.6 1.65
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 49 - 19 +30 89.8 1.59
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 35 - 32 +3 85.7 1.19
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 25 - 32 -7 70.0 1.00
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 26 - 30 -4 64.2 0.96
 MVP PK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Korea Min-Seok 'zeff' Parkzeff 28 - 34 -6 72.0 0.96
Korea Seon-Ho 'xeta' Sonxeta 30 - 38 -8 78.4 0.95
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' LeeXigN 31 - 39 -8 75.7 0.89
Korea Gu-Taek 'stax' Kimstax 25 - 35 -10 63.7 0.81
Korea Hae-Sung 'HSK' KimHSK 21 - 33 -12 44.2 0.64
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
607
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
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
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
648
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
550
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Korea Hae-Sung 'HSK' Kim
Hae-Sung 'HSK' Kim
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
540
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Real score: 2-0 for Navi GG Liquid actually lost to #13 team LUL TOP 1 btw LMFAO not even top 3
2019-07-02 21:20
#7
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United States FrothaIPBan 
EZ
2019-07-02 21:20
was it
2019-07-02 21:23
#35
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United States FrothaIPBan 
EZ throw by s0mple, only IBP could throw more blatant
2019-07-02 21:25
Yeah idk why he tried to knife, such a dumb move and cost him the game.
2019-07-02 21:38
#87
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Unluko
2019-07-02 22:06
Nah that was just pure retardness from s1mple tbh and bad played by he's team mates that couldnt close out 2vs1
2019-07-02 22:09
Why did effing Boomich jump like a retard while his mate electronic was long A... Seriously didn't need to do that.
2019-07-03 00:18
+1
2019-07-03 02:53
FROM 2-0 TO 1-2 LULW nice threw S1mple
2019-07-02 21:20
liquid worst and luckiest #1
2019-07-02 21:20
Clown9?
2019-07-02 21:31
#90
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Canada Michaelides 
They peaked at #2
2019-07-02 22:36
they were never #1. #2 was the highest they got
2019-07-02 22:37
+1
2019-07-02 21:20
cry is free Gayvice
2019-07-02 21:21
#20
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Sweden Unluko 
s1mple knife lul
2019-07-02 21:21
#88
JW | 
Turkey LantarEZ 
İ dont think that is the only reason navi lost. I hope they re-match in process
2019-07-02 22:08
Fake news. Liquid too strong for team Simple.
2019-07-02 21:22
#33
nitr0 | 
Kazakhstan Justaguy 
Ence lost to #16 lul vita lost to #14 lul Astralis lost to Furia lul yeah liquid 100% not top1 disabled era soon
2019-07-02 21:24
#69
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United States Hubterbean 
Everyone on Navi was negative except simple lol
2019-07-02 21:36
As usual. Kick Edward, it will solve it all they said.. LUL
2019-07-03 00:19
I mean if it's not for s1mple's retard move, they would've won.
2019-07-03 11:50
Yeah but it's not like it's thanks to the rest . s1mple going HAM still is a requirement for a NaVi win against top 5 teams...
2019-07-03 13:14
Nitro > s1mple OMEGALUL
2019-07-03 14:53
It could be 2:0 , but knife...
2019-07-02 21:21
so close… but not so just like bot_s1mple
2019-07-02 21:21
im gay
2019-07-02 21:21
I don't care what you do in your bedroom.
2019-07-03 05:33
Nt ecobaitvice
2019-07-02 21:22
#49
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
device #2 XD
2019-07-02 21:27
Thinks goat = team achievements LUL
2019-07-02 21:55
#54
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Brazil SecondKS 
+1111111 WHY S1MPLE?????
2019-07-02 21:29
#3
device | 
Mexico SiulKrad 
S0mple knife omegalul
2019-07-02 21:20
Nice play by Bot_S1mple on dust with the knife… shows u can frag a lot but when it really matters U chokes unlike device.
2019-07-02 21:20
#63
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North America Kropsinz 
Have you forgotten the TSM/Question Mark era? Unlike dev1ce, lul.
2019-07-02 21:33
#74
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
"era"
2019-07-02 21:39
You mention TSM but dont realize TSM destroyed fnatic during fnatic's era and was huge threat for envyus, nip and vp. TSM was also one of their successful periods. I think you mean 2016 Astralis/? Nice try newfag
2019-07-02 23:01
#135
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North America Kropsinz 
Yeah newfag that has played CS since beta 1. Stop trying to be cool little kid. Apparently you forgot how many times they choked before becoming the best team in the history of CS:GO. Your blind love for dev1ce makes you look ignorant and pathetic.
2019-07-03 16:49
0/8, clearly didn't watch csgo
2019-07-04 00:02
s1mple is best player at this hour so thinko about it .......was a 1 vs 3 situation and he doesn't think he can win that round
2019-07-02 22:38
#5
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United States AproximateCS 
S1mple yikes
2019-07-02 21:20
1 mistake from you All hate to you
2019-07-02 21:20
#34
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United Kingdom Cryaosic 
So should we forgive a guy for killing someone just because he has done good deeds as well ? No. That mistake lost them the game and he deserves all the hate he gets now...
2019-07-02 21:24
#65
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United States STERBENVII 
s1mple’s the reason Na’Vi even got to that point though. W/o him they’d get blasted by TL.
2019-07-02 21:33
#76
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
+1
2019-07-02 21:39
W/o s1mple, they would have guardian still and probably won a major :^)
2019-07-02 23:02
0/8
2019-07-03 02:55
+1
2019-07-03 03:12
+1
2019-07-03 02:55
#114
Happy | 
Russia Jovik! 
What if there was no s1mple at all? What about all those times he clutched for them? He was the only positive player, left him red but they still couldn't do it. Excellent logic.
2019-07-03 03:07
They still lost. Just stop. Lost game is a lost game, doesn't matter if its 0:16 or 43:45
2019-07-03 07:04
#125
Happy | 
Russia Jovik! 
It matters in Esports, if it wasn't for s1mple, it would be 2-0 with less than 10 rounds in total.
2019-07-03 08:01
"he deserves all the hate he gets" are you a fucking stupid cunt? he deserves to be abused online because of a mistake that cost them a game? shut the fuck up, he gets enough scrutiny from his team, last thing he needs is a bunch of abuse from HLTV shitters who think they're pros because they reached gold nova 1.
2019-07-03 07:08
Take it easy. Thank you.
2019-07-03 10:50
#8
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United States Nohj_10years 
TY s1mple <3
2019-07-02 21:20
#9
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Germany grabke 
Easy for Mouz
2019-07-02 21:20
#10
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North America ZachS721 
2 words: simple knife
2019-07-02 21:20
#13
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Ukraine vovatorsher 
Huy
2019-07-02 21:20
+1
2019-07-02 21:25
#15
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Romania vladcsgod 
S1MPLE THROW
2019-07-02 21:20
#16
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Peru AgentLF 
Ez for the best team in the world :)
2019-07-02 21:21
#18
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United Kingdom EoOo 
s🔪mple
2019-07-02 21:21
#23
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France DesmondHumes 
KARMA IS A BITCH Simple deserved to lose
2019-07-02 21:22
#44
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Finland NoPointsgg 
What are you on about? :-Ddd
2019-07-02 21:26
#meme #S1mple_knife
2019-07-02 21:22
#26
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
just lost a series because of a retard play
2019-07-02 21:22
S🗡mple
2019-07-02 21:23
#28
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Brazil cadik 
s0mple knife OMEGALUL
2019-07-02 21:23
#30
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China Coldtide 
-Kick Flamie -Easy for Mouz
2019-07-02 21:23
#S1mple_knife
2019-07-02 21:23
Lol
2019-07-02 21:23
S1mple MVP of the series He destroyed 2 teams,what a player
2019-07-02 21:24
Boomich played dust2 really bad, but other than that - had a nice series vs the best team in the world. Gl to the big boy. s1mple wasn't the same s1mple after d2. Sucks to lose like that, but props to Liquid. GG.
2019-07-02 21:24
#58
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Why was he being handed over the awp , a Nova can awp better than him He missed alot of easy shots on Dust
2019-07-02 21:30
He was nervous,it's his first BO3 with a new team,I believe he can play better
2019-07-02 21:34
It was clear to me that he panicked a lot, he was moving like he played lvl 10 faceit pugs. Just needed some deep breaths you know? Especially with the awp. Just unfortunate for Navi tbh and I'm not even a fan of the team...
2019-07-02 21:35
#38
shox | 
India iejesus 
simple 84 expected
2019-07-02 21:25
#39
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United States PH4RMA 
Liquid haters out here talking about luck like Boombl4's double wallbang headshot on overpass didn't literally save Navis ass. Not to mention other random smoke spam kills he had. Navi super lucky on overpass.
2019-07-02 21:25
HLTV is a EU wankfest run by complacent mods. You'll find more reasonable takes even on reddit. Only come here to look at scores and news.
2019-07-02 21:29
#84
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United States Prattatat 
+1
2019-07-02 21:51
#41
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Norway Phancy11 
Why everyone blame only s1mple? Of course he did stupid mistake, but Navi still was 2v1 with bomb planted against red nitro with awp. Boomi4 jumped like retard.
2019-07-02 21:25
+1 ye he made the mistake but cmon ; D 1vs2 vs nitro with awp and 16hp but people are retarded
2019-07-02 21:27
#50
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Brazil cadik 
playing against top1 team (which means tier1 players who can ez clutch) s0mple decides to get highlight instead of free win why blame s0mple? kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2019-07-02 21:27
#79
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India P0k3RST7R 
+1
2019-07-02 21:41
Yeah that jump was a major brain fart
2019-07-03 00:23
Knife him again, s1mple. Joke of year 😂
2019-07-02 21:25
I thought joke of the year is furia’s 5 year contracts;(
2019-07-02 21:30
Nt prodka
2019-07-02 21:38
#93
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
Not anymore although not by far...
2019-07-02 22:46
#43
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North America huffAndPuff 
nice
2019-07-02 21:25
we have 1g, forest in jail and now we have new twich meme simple knive
2019-07-02 21:26
Overall great games. Both teams showing strength and should get high places in the tournament. The knife by s1mple - unfortunate, but that's just one round.
2019-07-02 21:26
#48
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United States jay_320 
You guys keep saying it would have been 2:0 if not for Simple's weapon choice. I just wonder if none of you understand human nature. If Liquid lost 15-11 the Overpass game would have gone entirely different win or lose. Well deserved to Liquid for absolutely shredding Mirage. Stupid as fuck on Simple's end. If I'm Electronic I'm thinking an international team looks pretty good and this guy isn't nearly as far past his "young immaturity" as people say he is. They could be gone tomorrow and this series could have played out totally different. Win or lose you would have at least won Dust 2. Fucking dumb and embarrassing for the world's "best". I'll take Elige on my world's best team over him any day. And so did Liquid if you remember, they made this choice once before. And that's why they are shooting faces and the best team in the world.
2019-07-02 21:26
Nice comment, brother. +k'd.
2019-07-02 21:30
#94
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
Also, everyone is forgetting the fact that Na'Vi past Mouz and still now,they do not know how they have done it... Even so, there are little kids crying about "how lucky was Liquid" forgetting all about how Na'Vi was luckier on previous match..
2019-07-02 22:49
Anyway,GGs to Liquid,absolutely deserved
2019-07-02 21:28
lower ADR +25 kills compared to electronic. Can it get more obvious bat1mple fans? next we will have a "kick electronic" thread
2019-07-02 21:30
He has lower ADR because he is a sniper. Not saying he never baits though, but he makes major impact out of it.
2019-07-03 00:24
He has higher rating coz of higher impact, not just coz of higher kd.
2019-07-03 02:59
berth? thanks hltv for teaching me new words.
2019-07-02 21:31
#61
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Brazil cadik 
s0mple only cares about stats and highlights as always s0mple aka eco/exit fragger aka team baiter aka 0 impact
2019-07-02 21:32
Just like baitzera
2019-07-03 03:00
#119
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Brazil cadik 
coldzera 2 major many highlights s0mple 0 major feel the difference
2019-07-03 05:01
Onliy difference is that s1mple is more skilled than baitzera.
2019-07-03 18:21
Link to the s1mple action please?
2019-07-02 21:32
Thanks
2019-07-03 11:34
#64
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Italy Er1cz 
Deserved lose after that lul
2019-07-02 21:33
Can someone post simple's throw?
2019-07-02 21:34
#70
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
Zeus:"You lost us the match!" s1mple:"yes yes yes"
2019-07-02 21:36
where he said that you noob?
2019-07-02 21:39
#96
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
You need a brain to understand a meme... Good luck on getting it
2019-07-02 22:52
you are fucking 13 years old dont talk me about meme fucking kid
2019-07-02 23:43
The way u behave is why u r foreveralone.
2019-07-03 03:00
#130
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
OMG... Thank you!
2019-07-03 11:05
#73
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World LeviathaNz 
After seeing this knife attempt, now I can be 100% sure that all s1mple cares about is playing for the highlights or the flashy plays that will make him look good. This is maybe the best tournament of the year and you're facing the #1 team in the world, you could have brought the map home in 1sec and you just play for the highlight. This is a fucking team game and it feels like he didnt learn that from all his past experience. A greedy player, that's what he is. No wonder why he's always at the top of the scoreboard, he probably yells to his teammates to have them bait for him or do everything for him as he wants to.
2019-07-02 21:39
FU s1mple the vatnik
2019-07-02 21:40
dolboeb lyagushatnik ()_()
2019-07-02 22:53
don't be mad putin son
2019-07-02 23:16
Very close game
2019-07-02 21:43
Does anyone find that in the overpass s1mple clutch a 1v1 and 1v2 ,so they can close out the map with 16-14. :( I mean,you guys take it for granted that he should win all of the clutch easily... I think that he had done a good job already,.. why so mean ... there are not anyone else in the same role can do better campared with him ....
2019-07-02 21:45
S1mple has a half beast and half baby,
2019-07-02 21:46
#83
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India Bhookhiatma 
he CIS team could have wrapped up the map in the 27th round but Nick "nitr0" Cannella clutched a 1vs3 after s1mple tried to knife him (15-12). That error cost Natus Vincere dearly as Liquid managed to take it to overtime. Jake "Stewie2K" Yip closed out the game with a 1vs2 clutch in second overtime, winning 22-19.
2019-07-02 21:51
And it's ofc s1mple's fault that they choked afterwards?
2019-07-03 00:58
Really nice to see that Edward's "upgrade" is even worse then he was. Also I said this would happen anyway because Edward is Na'vi without Edward they are just another shit team fuck them, Edward will never be forgotten.
2019-07-03 00:19
0/8
2019-07-03 07:34
-4/8 who will never be forgotten?
2019-07-04 01:04
Looks like S1mple has not learned the lesson after he tried to knife Coldzera. He really behave like a kid sometimes..
2019-07-03 00:32
that was really disappointed dog simple would 2-0 liquid rip navi bettors
2019-07-03 03:25
nitr0 teached s0mple how to live a simple knife/life
2019-07-03 03:27
#118
FalleN | 
Asia fos1x 
S1mple make 2 stupid mistake, - 1, not nailing nitr0 with the knife - 2, to think it's ok to leave nitr0 to your bot teammate if you fail the knife - Boomich jump spot to watch short and CT, he would die anyway if nitr0 came from short or this case, CT, yep that's stupid move, so he should hide - and nitr0 nail lucky shot carbang the last guy head off, was it Zeus? GG
2019-07-03 03:42
First map flamie plays like shit and they lose the map Second map flamie plays decently and they win the map Third map flamie plays like shit again and they lose -flamie +sdy
2019-07-03 07:32
-Flamie +Jame
2019-07-03 10:03
#137
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
s1mple #1 2019 kappa
2019-07-03 20:26
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