Liquid beat Vitality to win ESL One Cologne 2019

Liquid have won the 2019 edition of ESL One Cologne after beating Vitality 3-1 in the grand final of the $300,000 event.

If there were any doubts over just how strong this Liquid side is, they were dispelled at the Lanxess Arena, where the North Americans ran out 3-1 winners without ever looking that they required to spend all their energy to win the series. They were the better team for the vast majority of the match against a Vitality side that always required moments of individual brilliance by Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut to have a say in the game.

The French prodigy showed once again why he is regarded as one of the best in the world, if not the only one capable of challenging Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev for the throne at the moment, but his talent was not enough to take down a well-oiled machine such as Liquid, who had in Keith "NAF" Markovic and Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken their main driving forces.

An overtime victory on Dust2 will come as little solace for Vitality, who simply had no response to Liquid's teamplay on the other three maps, where they were constantly outplayed and continued to make too many mistakes against force buys.

"Last year, we just lived in their [Astralis'] shadow, and that gave us all this drive. We knew we were going to be the best this year, and we are living up to it," an emotional Twistzz said after the match. Liquid won their fourth ESL/DreamHack event on the trot to get their hands on the $1 million Intel Grand Slam prize, making Astralis' reign look like a distant memory.

ZywOo made his presence felt within moments of entering the server with a trio of USP kills to give Vitality the pistol round and an early lead on Overpass. It was not to last, though: Liquid responded immediately courtesy of a triple kill by Jake "Stewie2K" Yip, the only player in the team that had some sort of equipment.

Liquid win the grand prize and the Intel Grand Slam cheque

Throughout the first half, the French team kept repeating the same mistakes that had proved so costly during the group stage and that had already been identified by Alex "ALEX" McMeekin. They were limited to just six rounds on their CT side, but it could have been a completely different story had they not lost three rounds against very weak buys, one of which following a miraculous 1v4 clutch by Twistzz.

Liquid capitalised on that momentum and further added to their lead with a flawless pistol round, shutting down Vitality's B execute. That was the start of a dominant CT side by the North American team, who swept through their opponents with ease to pick up a 16-6 victory.

It looked like Dust2 would follow the same pattern as Overpass as Vitality gave away an anti-eco round in the early stages after attempting to push the B site, gifting Liquid a way into the game. NAF led the way for the North Americans as they began to put together a string of rounds, but Vitality refused to let things get out of hand and fought back to bring the deficit to just one round before the end of the half.

A quad-kill by Cédric "RpK" Guipouy in the pistol round lit a fire in the French veteran, who inspired Vitality to take a 14-12 lead with a series of multi-kills thanks to his dominant presence in long. Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski, who was struggling to have any sort of impact in the game, finally woke up and powered Liquid to hit map point before the Frenchmen equalized on a desperate buy, much to the delight of the crowd.

With the momentum back in their favour, the French side piled on the pressure and took two rounds on their CT side. A massive 1v2 clutch from Stewie2K restored hope among the Liquid faithful, but Vitality kept their composure and locked down the map with a clutch of their own, from the ever so impressive ZywOo.

ZywOo show not enough to prevent Liquid from winning

The first half of Inferno turned out to be the most lopsided of the series up until that point as Vitality simply could not string rounds together. Any round that was won by them was quickly countered with a round by Liquid, who raced to an 11-4 lead despite a solid showing by ZywOo, who went into half-time with 15 frags, just two fewer than the rest of his team combined.

Vitality kept their hopes alive as they secured the second half pistol, but the same old issues kept cropping up for them as Liquid hit back immediately. ALEX's troops made a slight comeback after being down 5-14, but their efforts were futile as the North Americans were simply too far ahead and wrapped things up in the 26th round in a 2v4 clutch by Twistzz and EliGE.

Mirage began with a solid start by Liquid, who secured a 3-0 lead on the CT side, but once Vitality had money in the bank, the landscape of the game changed instantly. The French team kicked into a higher gear ran all over the CTs seven rounds in a row, but then they suddenly ran out of steam. The North Americans tightened up their defense to finish the half on top with a string of five rounds.

Once again, ZywOo came to Vitality's rescue with a stunning quad kill in the first gun round of the second half after the previous two had gone Liquid's way. But it was too little, too late as the North Americans continued to play at a really fast pace and reached championship point off the back of a quad-kill by EliGE in a 2v4 situation. With no money left, the French team were simply helpless to prevent their opponents from taking the map and adding yet another trophy to their cabinet.

Matchpage
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3
7th July 2019
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Overpass
16
19
Dust2
17
10
Inferno
16
8
Mirage
16
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 87 - 73 +14 77.0 1.10
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 73 - 78 -5 68.8 0.90
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 59 - 84 -25 67.2 0.84
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 56 - 85 -29 65.7 0.76
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 49 - 85 -36 64.9 0.72
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 84 - 71 +13 92.1 1.33
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 89 - 57 +32 85.2 1.31
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 90 - 69 +21 89.4 1.23
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 77 - 57 +20 70.7 1.15
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 65 - 70 -5 70.0 1.07

ESL One Cologne 2019 final standings:

1. United States Liquid - $125,000
2. France Vitality - $50,000
3-4. Denmark Astralis - $22,000
3-4. Russia Natus Vincere - $22,000
5-6. Sweden NiP - $11,000
5-6. United States NRG - $11,000
7-8. Europe mousesports - $7,500
7-8. Denmark Heroic - $7,500
9-12. Europe FaZe - $6,000
9-12. Sweden fnatic - $6,000
9-12. Germany BIG - $6,000
9-12. Brazil FURIA - $6,000
13-16. Finland ENCE - $5,000
13-16. Korea MVP PK - $5,000
13-16. Australia Renegades - $5,000
13-16. Brazil MIBR - $5,000

France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.31
Maps played:
482
KPR:
0.88
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
866
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
881
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1020
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
#2
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Ukraine McSwell 
That was 100% predictable extremly EZ final for Liquid, 4-0 on maps without crowd help. Vi-dust2-tality and baiter Zy-crowd-whoo are overrated by baguette fanbase, it's confirmed. If Liquid wins next Berlin major - they'll get a good potential to build own era.
2019-07-07 21:11
#23
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Germany TheyCallMeGod 
Was never close tbh
2019-07-07 21:13
#51
TaZ | 
Italy SHOX_HORUS 
Didn't navi packed up on semis?
2019-07-07 21:12
#64
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Germany TheyCallMeGod 
Italian scene LULW
2019-07-07 21:13
Coolest one 😎
2019-07-07 21:52
Russia cooler
2019-07-09 20:08
If simple wasn't an asshole in the group stage, liquid wouldn't even be here.
2019-07-07 21:36
The will I have to say poor navi
2019-07-07 21:45
#168
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France NMLVirush 
Of course they would have still been here, liquid would have crushed the lower bracket anyways.
2019-07-07 22:58
Yeah, I have to give u that one
2019-07-07 23:20
#201
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United States dusq 
i appreciate you saying that as a french and vitality fan
2019-07-08 17:31
#203
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United Kingdom thrailis 
I agree with Zy-crowd-whoo He's a phenomenal player but there are moments where you could see he had the advantage thanks to crowd reactions and he was able to pull off some nice plays because of it At the same time, he played much worse than his normal form, despite still playing phenomenally, so it's quite a strange situation
2019-07-09 19:30
#3
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Europe NwordPassMaker 
Ez, apex too trash
2019-07-07 21:12
Goes missing when it matters as per usual
2019-07-08 03:18
gg
2019-07-07 21:11
damn. i guess i’ll have to stop buying vitality brand baguettes for my banh mis because they lost and i am sad
2019-07-07 21:12
#7
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France Nicolito 
Beginning of an era?
2019-07-07 21:12
It's pretty much here already. I say they do well in the major or win IEM Chicago they have an inarguable era.
2019-07-07 21:14
#120
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United States ^JayK 
Yea Liquid era started when they won their 1st intel grand slam event.
2019-07-07 21:29
+1, this event just solidified it as being legitimate.
2019-07-07 21:34
id still wait til the major. but the competition looks weak. if they get the major... as a non liquid fan i will agree.
2019-07-08 00:09
#8
f0rest | 
Turkey skuggii 
Ez af
2019-07-07 21:11
WELL PLAYED LIQUID
2019-07-07 21:11
#11
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Lithuania Scanixon 
what
2019-07-07 21:11
#12
TaZ | 
Italy SHOX_HORUS 
Bruh
2019-07-07 21:11
NICE
2019-07-07 21:11
#17
ropz | 
Argentina rawe1337 
ZywOo is a beast
2019-07-07 21:11
#191
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Finland Sopiili 
1 man against a team
2019-07-08 03:39
#18
COCAINE | 
Mongolia bozgor 
easiest 3.1 odds of my life
2019-07-07 21:11
Too easy for the best team in the world!
2019-07-07 21:12
EZ
2019-07-07 21:12
#24
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
ez
2019-07-07 21:12
#26
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Europe b7ack0ut 
so easy
2019-07-07 21:12
Expected and deserved.
2019-07-07 21:12
expected
2019-07-07 21:12
#29
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Hungary Skipper001 
LUCKQUID 4 nerds and nitro
2019-07-07 21:12
5 nerds all in Vitality LUL
2019-07-07 21:13
#30
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Finland MeeTaZ 
gg wp deserved
2019-07-07 21:12
#32
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India Bhookhiatma 
Liquid the astralis of na
2019-07-07 21:12
EZ NA Era
2019-07-07 21:12
#34
oskar | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
impressive
2019-07-07 21:12
mibr last xd
2019-07-07 21:12
#37
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Peru AgentLF 
EZ4LIQUID They are officially now the best team in the world!
2019-07-07 21:12
#39
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Canada 682x 
EZ for 70% headshot percentage
2019-07-07 21:12
faze vs liquid 2-0
2019-07-07 21:12
GG
2019-07-07 21:12
GG
2019-07-07 21:12
even tho vitality lost i cant wait to see them again
2019-07-07 21:12
ez
2019-07-07 21:12
#46
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
grats
2019-07-07 21:12
gg expected
2019-07-07 21:12
#48
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Turkey OdunKafaYT 
NA<EU Elige - Polish NAF - Slav Nitro - Italian Twistzz - Dutch Stewie - Asia
2019-07-07 21:13
Stay in school. So what makes someone a real American? NA greatest at everything, deal with it.
2019-07-08 01:12
Dude you are fucking stupid lol, If you grew up in America, are an American citizen, and identify as an American, you are American. It's the mindset that matters not the skin color or country of origin.
2019-07-09 00:30
#49
f0rest | 
Brazil zAAra 
Cologne is insane
2019-07-07 21:12
#50
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Canada LiquidTop1 
EXPECTED
2019-07-07 21:12
EZ
2019-07-07 21:12
god zywoo and 4 bot hahaha
2019-07-07 21:13
#54
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United States Trump2020KAG 
ERA ERA ERA ERA ERA
2019-07-07 21:13
#55
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United States Bochanka 
boring af
2019-07-07 21:13
GG!! WP Vitality as well!
2019-07-07 21:13
#57
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Asia ElemeNt4ffff 
East grand slam season 2
2019-07-07 21:13
#58
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Denmark Ritsuryo 
what an amazing tournament congrats to liquid
2019-07-07 21:13
#60
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Belgium haasecsgo 
whos the MVP?
2019-07-07 21:13
apex
2019-07-07 21:14
Zyw0o
2019-07-07 22:03
#61
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Colombia JaegeRRR 
GG, 100% Respect To ZywOo and vitality also For TEAM LIQUID C:
2019-07-07 21:13
What is about this 1000000 bonus?
2019-07-07 21:13
Apex is a literal bot xd
2019-07-07 21:13
NA forever #1 , should have been 3-0 but Zywho? was way too lucky on dust 2. GGEZ #Let'sGoLiquid #GrandSlam #NAIsTop1
2019-07-07 21:13
#69
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Finland barbajone 
I've never been so happy that some team loses in the finals, I don't like any French, good work Liquid !!
2019-07-07 21:13
-apex
2019-07-07 21:13
#71
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Hungary subzera 
expected
2019-07-07 21:13
The crowd was so biased
2019-07-07 21:14
#116
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
for both sides so its fair
2019-07-07 21:27
LIQUID >>>>>>>>>>> TIER 99 VITALITY
2019-07-07 21:14
#75
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United States Raptorial 
EZ FOR NA
2019-07-07 21:14
#77
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Indonesia Exodd 
Boring final, expected Vitality to give Liquid a rum for their money.
2019-07-07 21:14
#78
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United States @FyreCS 
Let’s go!!!!
2019-07-07 21:14
pls twistzz mvp!!!!!!!!!!!
2019-07-07 21:14
Let's gooooooo! Strong Liquid team! EZ money!
2019-07-07 21:15
#84
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Poland Kobel_ 
Maybe not very close, but a great final nonetheless Certainly better than last 2 Majors' finals Just a bit sad that Vitality haven't won.
2019-07-07 21:15
gg liquid, liquid era begin nt vitality <3 <3
2019-07-07 21:15
#87
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Israel fvlion123 
nt zywoo
2019-07-07 21:15
#88
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Turkey Fugiart 
ez for best team in the world
2019-07-07 21:15
GG Liquid, nitr0 <3
2019-07-07 21:15
Gg apex finding it hard to enter double digits in all the maps in the series ... And these guys have ego problems in french cs ..
2019-07-07 21:15
Congratulations!
2019-07-07 21:15
#92
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Finland defuserr 
Ez
2019-07-07 21:15
#93
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Poland trancemeister 
GG Liquid ! :)) New era?
2019-07-07 21:15
Ez grand slam
2019-07-07 21:15
#95
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United States DervGuy 
Congrats to the best team in the world!!! Props to ZywOo, future top 1 for sure.
2019-07-07 21:16
#96
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Europe tweekzter 
fix for vitality: lose pistol
2019-07-07 21:17
Pretty much indeed. How much force buy they lost to? 6, 7?
2019-07-07 21:21
EZ
2019-07-07 21:17
s1mple likes👍🏻 this lul, bot Apex
2019-07-07 21:19
#100
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Russia amc20 
Nothing about Mirage?
2019-07-07 21:19
ez for NA EU CS is too outdated
2019-07-07 21:20
#105
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Other sunlikecape 
Thorin: "it is the team Faze wish they were". Shots fired o.O
2019-07-07 21:21
GG Liquid, clean win. Hopefully Vitality get his revenge next tournament.
2019-07-07 21:22
This victory is kinda hollow to say at least. TL basically outaimed/outdueled Vitality by a huge margin. No idea why people are so excited but then most are below 16, so for them that's a huge victory. It's not to say that TL lacks tactics and coordination but on top of that they just kill everyone, so for them losing becomes very unlikely even in situations where they have fewer alive players. Also, why is everyone so obsessed with "eras"? These are not players from the streets who got together, started playing and went on to win trophies. No, these are carefully selected professionals who earn over $15K a month. Liquid managers, shareholders and investors have won as well. But fans are blind to that.
2019-07-07 21:28
as thorin said, this is what faze wanted to be
2019-07-07 21:27
Everyone on Faze speaks a foreign language that's why it's very unlikely they'll ever consistently beat single-language teams. That's why Liquid got rid of Taco. They want everyone to speak the same language.
2019-07-07 21:30
TL didn't get rid of TACO. zews and TACO wanted to pair up with the rest of the Brazilians again. TL was actually somewhat off guard when MIBR came calling.
2019-07-07 21:42
We'll never know. What PR/players/captains say for the record and what happens in reality are often two completely different things.
2019-07-07 21:54
If you want to speculate, sure. I'm just going off of what was said about the whole situation from sources that seemed to have a good idea as to what transpired.
2019-07-07 21:48
s1mple MVP, check
2019-07-07 21:23
gg..
2019-07-07 21:24
poor zywoo
2019-07-07 21:26
#117
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Other ReigN007 
EZ GG
2019-07-07 21:28
#118
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Palestine zwe 
great accomplishment
2019-07-07 21:29
Wasn't even close. Much will be said about Vitality not converting ecos, but TL has proven time and time again that their eco play is probably the best in the world currently (which is a good thing, because their pistol rounds are downright abysmal most times). Vitality is also notoriously bad at anti-ecos, which certainly doesn't help. There's just too much going on when it comes to individual ability on TL. Any one of their players can go off in any particular round, and when you have players like Twistzz hitting 70% HS rate on a seemingly consistent basis, advantages for the other team can go out the window fairly quickly. On top of that, you have players like S2k, despite his antics, being one of the best utility usage players in the world. I lost track of the amount of flash/he assisted kills he got in the final. Then you have someone like Elige, who's always consistent these days. As far as this being an "era" for TL, there probably is a case. Due to the saturation of events and compressed schedules, it will become harder to judge teams off of what they due in specific time frames. A better indicator would be the amount of events a team wins successively, or at least consistently, over a period. However, I think TL do need a major win in their list of achievements to have an era, imo. I personally don't think they have an era yet.
2019-07-07 21:36
Why everyone is obsessed with "eras"? It's so stupid anyways. Advertisers love it because the word "best" sells but why should normal people do unless they are stupid as F? I don't care one bit about eras.
2019-07-07 21:38
You're expecting fans to think rationally, which is a mistake. No matter the sport, eras go a long way in defining what the team means to the sport as a whole, and what it means to spectators of the sport. These players aren't robots either. I'm sure they understand how they will be perceived is largely based on results.
2019-07-07 21:46
If it's the era of ourdueling/outaiming everyone on the server then I'm gonna agree with you. Teams before TL came up with new exceptional tactics and strategies. What have TL brought to the world? TwistZZZ 70% HS rate? Because during this tournament I've witnessed how TL basically outgunned everyone even when they were on pistols. TwistZZZ even showed off several times during the last match: e.g. in a situation when he had an AK and a deagle and he still chose the deagle. That's f-ing pathetic to speak of any "eras".
2019-07-07 21:52
Outdueling/out-aiming everyone doesn't preclude tactics. There's plenty that TL do leading up to their frags, and if that's something you aren't seeing, then this convo is pointless. There's a reason why they're right next to Astralis when it comes to utility usage. There are teams that can match TL in terms of individual skill. There's a reason why Coldzera put it bluntly when he said only just a couple of days ago that teams have advanced tactically to the point where MIBR couldn't just outduel them. Also, do you really think that a team can consistently win anti-ecos just by out-aiming everyone? If you want to see the precursor to TL's style of play on ecos, go back and watch the old Immortals lineup, which was also amazing at ecos, and how they gathered info on eco rounds, and funneled teams into making bad decisions. That IMT team was hardly full of aim stars. TL uses very similar tactics. If the meta was being refined only to favor teams that could aim well, NiP's era would've lasted twice as long as it did. Xizt was one of the most vanilla IGLs in the game, and it showed when NiP fell way behind other teams when it came to utility usage and pre-plant calling. MIBR is experiencing something similar with FALLEN's calling.
2019-07-07 22:02
> There are teams that can match TL in terms of individual skill. I don't know any. Faze is not even close because Neo is a completely washed up player. Aimwise no team is even close to TL nowadays. Not by a huge margin. And also they have the benefit of speaking the same language. In theory MouseSports might be even better but they all speak a foreign language and Karrigan is no match to any TL players. Come again please.
2019-07-07 22:05
FaZe and other teams can certainly match up to TL. Vitality loses some ability with NBK and RpK being more secondary fraggers, but having a player like Zywoo doesn't hurt. TL certainly didn't win all due to individual ability in that final. NaVi has 3 insane individual players in s1mple, boombl4, and electronic. Astralis has 5 consistent players. mouz could soon join that list. NRG doesn't have many weaknesses when it comes to individual ability, and they've taken scalps off of this TL lineup, and have gone toe to toe against them plenty of times. RE: the match earlier at this event. Your point re: languages is a goalpost shift. Not relevant to the argument at hand about individual ability. Also love that you conveniently ignored the rest of what I said. Imagine saying "come again please", as if this was some sort of competition. At this point, I'm not even sure you actually play the game.
2019-07-07 22:22
Astralis has three excellent aimers: dupreeh, devvy and magisk. glaive and xyp9x are good but not the best at all. TL has five.
2019-07-07 22:26
Lol, imagine saying gla1ve, one of the best fragging IGLs, who can play almost any role in CS including entry, not being a good aimer. It was my mistake to even starting arguing with you.
2019-07-07 23:59
+1
2019-07-08 03:30
#177
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Iceland ashyra 
How ironic that your name is Rationale. You need strategy and good utility usage to get your players in positions to kill people in the first place. There’s a reason that Astralis consistently beat Liquid despite Liquid having better fire power. When Liquid caught up, that was the end of their era and the beginning of a new one.
2019-07-08 00:02
#126
Estonia rYm 
ApEX can't play under pressure
2019-07-07 21:36
#127
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Canada carrying USA LULW Jokes aside, GGs and congrats to Liquid, by far the best team in the world right now and the best NA team in history, even surpassing teams like compLexity and Team3D back in 1.6 times. Also happy for Liquid as an organization, they are probably THE benchmark atm.
2019-07-07 21:38
The aim benchmark? 'cause they didn't have outstanding tactics at all. They simply outdueled pretty much everyone on the server.
2019-07-07 21:39
#133
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Oh c'mon man, you can't be this ignorant to say they have NO tactics AT ALL and just rely on pure aim to win maps/tournaments. It's just flat out not true.
2019-07-07 21:44
And indeed I didn't say they had no tactics at all :-) I said they had no outstanding tactics. Everything they did has been seen several thousand times already in prior matches. Joke is on you.
2019-07-07 21:48
#145
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
" 'cause they didn't have outstanding tactics at all. " Why the need to have OUTSTANDING tactics, when you can have a team full of mechanically insane players and have simple/proven/easy to pull off tactics/calls that just WORK? :-)
2019-07-07 21:52
Exactly. They are mechanically insane and probably the best in the world right now in terms of aim. That's not something to be really proud of at least for me. Fans love them nonetheless.
2019-07-07 21:54
#156
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Only thing for me, that is a big question mark, is if they can keep up this level long-term. Because it is pretty much half of the reason why this team is winning so much right now. They are quite literally what FaZe should've been in the first place. So consistency will be key for Liquid... So far it's there.
2019-07-07 22:05
The only reason TL might start stumbling and losing is when and if they earn so much money and fame, they become complacent and lazy. I don't see it happening any time soon which means they can go on a streak of winning all the tournaments during the next two years. That's gonna be an "era" like no one else's before. A single language team with the best aimers in the world.
2019-07-07 22:09
#160
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
I certainly hope that won't be the case, as CS (and every other esport for that matter) needs at least two or three teams trading blows at winning tournaments, to keep the game being healthy and competitive. Or at least the odd upset here and there.
2019-07-07 22:20
I don't see any other other team in CSGO right now with this amount of firepower. TL might not have the best AWPer but their riflers are insane and almost everyone can wield an AWP.
2019-07-07 22:21
#130
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GG Liquid
2019-07-07 21:39
#131
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United States gtmaniacmda 
they forgot to talk about mirage lol
2019-07-07 21:41
#135
Summer | 
China seba13 
fr players rely on aim instead of brain
2019-07-07 21:45
📞 4Head HELLO MIBR 📞 4Head LIQUID HERE 📞 4Head THANKS FOR STEWIE 📞 4Head HAVE FUN WITH ZEWS AND TACO 📞 4Head
2019-07-07 21:47
lol
2019-07-07 21:52
zywoo n friends finally fall to luckquid... nt zywoo n friends
2019-07-07 21:58
Stewie jumped over the desk just like he thought he is the MVP? lmao Anyway, this tournament is the best of events in recent years, better than most of majors I think.
2019-07-07 21:59
yeaaa boi
2019-07-07 22:08
Also let me say this. This victory is f-ing boring. When members of your team can consistently outaim everyone on the server and win clutches by having an insane reaction time, that's like playing against bots which never miss a shot even when they flashed/blind. Good luck everyone. We have quite boring championships ahead of us. TL players destroying everyone on the server. How lovely. Oh, wait. Everyone hated Astralis for consistently winning but at least Astralis were unpredictable and won by using clever tactics, not by gunning everyone down.
2019-07-07 22:14
#166
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Sweden @fimpen 
-10000000 so you say TL dont have tactics 2iq
2019-07-07 22:49
I didn't say that idiot.
2019-07-07 23:00
Gj boi
2019-07-07 22:32
#165
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Sweden @fimpen 
Well deserved! Grats! team liquid #1 team elige #1 player !!!
2019-07-07 22:48
#167
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
-5 + 1.07 = impact
2019-07-07 22:55
G2 was much better against Liquid Zywoo to G2 then G2 top 1
2019-07-07 23:06
Zywoo kennyS shox jackz and amanek No better french team then this one ... No ego issues and 3 players who can carry each other .. plus double awp issue resolved in G2 .. Nbk and apex weren't even able to enter double digits in the series and they were on the main stage at cologne for the third time ..
2019-07-07 23:21
#173
ZywOo | 
Austria arngnr 
Just no. Theyre both at a very gold place right now. Changing it will destroy it.
2019-07-07 23:22
Liquid: Time at #1 - 5 weeks "Beginning of an era?" - "It'S PretTY MUcH hERe AlREAdy." - "YeA liQuId eRa sTaRTEd WHEN TheY wON tHeiR 1st iNtEl gRaND sLaM evenT." you guys are funny
2019-07-07 23:53
#178
shox | 
India iejesus 
so ez man
2019-07-08 00:07
#180
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United States inflict 
third time's a charm
2019-07-08 00:19
#187
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Japan ehegao 
Zywoo and 4 other guys team.
2019-07-08 02:41
liquid vs zywoo
2019-07-08 03:45
TL did not win yesterday. Vita just lost it. They played so poorly, inferno T side was their momentum. TL playing TDM with 4 bots and zywoo. Dunno what happened... I did not match mirage, i had enough. Wp TL
2019-07-08 06:37
dont know what happened? what happens every time vitality plays, they start slow, turn up for 1 map, then disappear. unless zywoo drops 30+, vitality lose.
2019-07-08 17:28
Anyone else noticed its been copyright striked. youtube.com/watch?v=3oW1K9CJT_Q
2019-07-08 06:49
IGL nitr0 +20 GOD however, IGL NaVi.Zeus...lol
2019-07-08 12:25
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