Liquid trounce ENCE to win IEM Chicago

Liquid won the 2019 edition of IEM Chicago following a dominant 3-0 victory over ENCE.

It would have been difficult, if not impossible, to imagine a more one-sided series than the one that brought the tournament to an end at the United Center. Liquid, who headed into the match looking for their 20th straight series victory and fifth consecutive title, breezed through the first two maps of this best-of-five contest, where it seemed like we were watching teams from different levels instead of two sides separated by three places in the rankings. Inferno was a much tighter affair, but it always looked like, one way or another, it would go the way of Liquid, who were ahead the entire game.

The North American giants end the tournament season on a high, with yet another trophy and one point towards the Intel Grand Slam Season 3. As for ENCE, it will be tough to take any positives from this match, so one can hope that they can hold on to the improvements that they showed on Inferno, the only competitive map of the three that were played over the course of this three-hour series.

Liquid got off on the wrong foot on Overpass but quickly bounced back and took control of proceedings, forcing Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen to call a timeout just five rounds into the game. At that point, the Finnish team already knew that they were in for a tough ride, but things got even worse shortly afterward as Nick "nitr0" Cannella picked up an ace in a round that Liquid seemed to have no business winning.

Liquid were far too strong for ENCE in this one-sided series

ENCE were nowhere to be seen for the vast majority of their CT side and let numerous man advantages go to waste, resulting in a stunning 14-1 scoreline at the end of the half.

The Nordic side were by now probably already thinking about the next map, but they still managed to get another round on the board, courtesy of a quad kill by Aleksi "allu" Jalli. It would amount to nothing, however, as Liquid would hit back in the next round - on a very weak buy - before wrapping things up.

Nuke, ENCE's map pick, was almost a straight copy from Overpass as the Finnish team won the pistol round in convincing fashion but could not capitalise on it. Liquid assembled a water-tight defence and ran away with the lead, with the half ending with a 13-2 scoreline in their favor.

Liquid carried that momentum into the second half and quickly hit map point after winning the pistol round - their first of the series. ENCE then managed to break their opponents' streak, but once again they simply could not chain rounds together as the game came to another swift conclusion.

ENCE looked well off the pace on the first two maps and leave Chicago with a second place

ENCE recovered from a slow start to the third map, Inferno, and were finally able to put together a string of rounds, bringing the deficit to a solitary round at 4-5. It looked like the Finnish team were starting to get a foothold in the game, but Liquid went on another dominant run to end the half up 10-5, with Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski topping the scoreboard on 17 frags.

Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken went huge in the second half pistol with a quad-kill to widen the gap between the two teams even more. ENCE knew they had a mountain to climb to overcome the massive deficit but refused to throw in the towel, even after some tough losses. They took the game all the way to the 30th round and almost forced overtime before nitr0 turned a 2v3 situation around with two key frags, and Jake "Stewie2K" Yip hammered the final nail into the Finns' coffin in a 1v1 situation.

Matchpage
0
3
21st July 2019
2
Overpass
16
3
Nuke
16
14
Inferno
16
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 44 - 56 -12 73.1 0.92
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 43 - 54 -11 74.6 0.88
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 35 - 58 -23 68.2 0.78
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 32 - 55 -23 59.1 0.70
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 29 - 54 -25 55.2 0.65
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 73 - 38 +35 103.8 1.62
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 60 - 35 +25 92.1 1.44
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 57 - 34 +23 89.1 1.41
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 51 - 38 +13 89.7 1.41
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 36 - 39 -3 59.2 1.02

IEM Chicago 2019 final standings:

1. United States Liquid - $125,000
2. Finland ENCE - $50,000
3-4. Brazil MIBR - $25,000
3-4. France Vitality - $25,000
5-6. France G2 - $8,500
5-6. Denmark Heroic - $8,500
7-8. United States Envy - $4,000
7-8. Australia Renegades - $4,000

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
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1162
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1360
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
582
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
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
Good game but MIBR 2 major... Liquid ?
2019-07-22 00:48
#2
s1mple | 
United States blinK_ 
Liquid numba won
2019-07-22 00:49
What an absolute joke of a team is LUL- quit, Complains about Astralis winning by getting lucky and abusing smokes, themselves camp in smoke until bomb plant OMEGALMAO Also NA fans so cringy, expected from a region which saw a whopping ONE Fluke major in 8ts entire lifetime LMAO Trashttalking 13 and soon to be 14 time Major winners EU XAXAXAXX
2019-07-22 00:54
#17
Machine | 
Finland gassed 
h
2019-07-22 00:49
#27
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Sweden Unluko 
Ggs!
2019-07-22 00:50
elige mvp
2019-07-22 00:50
#40
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Brazil hrp_ 
I hope so
2019-07-22 00:50
#62
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Liquid really showed us masterclass CS. Now kick Stewie and they can truly become the GOATs.
2019-07-22 00:53
kick xseven trash +sunny
2019-07-22 00:53
what a trouncer
2019-07-22 00:54
Pure luck
2019-07-22 00:56
#355
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:08
Stew is the best NA player, based on the fact that Liquid were chokers before him, he is the first NA player to win a major, igs or a premier tournament in EU or be on the first NA team to claim #1 hltv -a G2 fan
2019-07-22 01:32
Twistzz or EliGE is the best NA player. I love stewie and he might be close to the best I wouldnt deny that. But he's still a little too reckless and not consistent enough to be the best.
2019-07-22 03:46
Yeah, stewie is very underrated
2019-07-22 05:13
#287
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Romania decis1ve 
based on the fact that liquid were chokers before him and because he won a major... best player in Na based on that, Omegalul. Man he gave them confidence, a secondary caller, and he is a random player. But that raging kid cant be the best right? Not the best aimer, not the best mind, and clearly by far not humble and calm on the server. Not the best Na player for me
2019-07-22 07:15
cs isnt about being humble and calm in a server, it's about shooting people in the face
2019-07-22 12:52
He still is not the best player NA by far. He is the 4th best player on Liquid alone. I would also put Brehze above him in 2019. I guess I would put him somewhere around 5th
2019-07-22 14:39
what made get_right the best in his prime wasnt that he played like everyone else, it's that he was different. cs is just harder nowadays and players have experience to leave almost no gaps in their defence. Stewie already left his legacy of diving through smokes
2019-08-05 17:48
best player doesnt always mean having 20 frags when everyone else has 10-15, i would rather take stewie over any other NA player that was available at the time. a player that can boost the mentality of the entire team and can make that one adjustment that makes your team start winning is a damn good reason to think of them as a the best
2019-07-24 06:37
#227
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Canada KingKaiO5 
I used to think the same and I used to think that Stewie should be out of Liquid, but he is the entry fragger most of the time so he dies a lot, he brings a lot as a secondary igl for nitro, he also can come in clutch.
2019-07-22 01:44
honestly liquid have won 20 straight series and 5 straight titles as long as they keep winning there's no reason to change
2019-07-22 01:49
Fucking this. No reason for them to kick him until they need to (and this obviously goes for any member of TL) This roster clearly meshes well and Stewie and AdreN’s addition have shown HUGE re$ult$.
2019-07-22 02:59
I definitely would not kick anyone. You go until you start losing like Astralis is and then you change. I am hoping Astralis do not stay the same for much longer unless they start winning
2019-07-22 14:40
#354
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Canada KingKaiO5 
+1
2019-08-01 00:10
+1111
2019-07-22 03:03
#356
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:08
#36
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Brazil hrp_ 
xaxax
2019-07-22 00:50
u r a gg
2019-07-22 11:00
#29
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Austria shaakeh 
TL best
2019-07-22 00:50
#31
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Brazil hrp_ 
easy for liquid
2019-07-22 00:50
xaaxaxaxaxaxxaax #1 whit 0 majors gj
2019-07-22 00:50
easy for liquid. keep ur eyes dry pls.
2019-07-22 00:57
Zywoo fanboy spotted
2019-07-22 01:00
#144
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United States @FyreCS 
Cry is free
2019-07-22 01:08
#146
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Ethiopia BlackBird101 
holy shit you almost baited me
2019-07-22 01:08
#169
jks | 
Australia kaos0002 
Salt lake over here
2019-07-22 01:16
#198
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United States markshuggah 
See you after second grand slam
2019-07-22 01:24
That tilt lmao
2019-07-22 01:30
You are truly delusional. Liquid best team in the world easily. /closed
2019-07-22 01:47
#357
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:08
#240
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United States NotASmurph 
biggest baiter of all time omegalul US bail out EU all the time so they can complain on the internet
2019-07-22 02:20
Brazil is not a European country so that completely voids your response
2019-07-22 03:13
how much?
2019-07-22 04:33
Fan of zywho being salty Retard
2019-07-22 04:42
0/8
2019-07-22 05:11
#317
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Bulgaria No_1One 
0/8
2019-07-22 10:33
#38
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Iran Puriy0 
Go sleep with your cousin boi
2019-07-22 00:50
+1
2019-07-22 00:49
#8
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Finland aqua_rius 
Ez4enc
2019-07-22 00:49
#76
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Finland Smoonah 
+sunNy
2019-07-22 00:55
ence 1 music kit hehehe
2019-07-24 03:30
fuckin hell I hate stewie, the cry is free though
2019-07-22 00:49
Tchutchucão is a good Guy :(
2019-07-22 00:51
#79
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Finland Smoonah 
+1 such a tool
2019-07-22 00:55
#358
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:09
Without him I could actually like liquid
2019-07-22 08:38
And nitro and twistzz and eligeSSG and naf
2019-07-22 09:14
#33
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Sweden Unluko 
EU WHY SO QUIET?
2019-07-22 00:50
WTF unluko???????????????
2019-07-22 00:52
#180
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Sweden Unluko 
hello)
2019-07-22 01:19
Why u ar toczic whit my niBBas from EU mens??????? Like my friends XANTARES and Smooya they are from EU countrys did U know??
2019-07-22 01:21
#200
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Sweden Unluko 
Hello I am the CEO of Racism, can you please stop this please?
2019-07-22 01:26
WTF I just met the CEO of racism, imma go tell twitter
2019-07-22 01:27
#316
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Poland rude_wredne 
lmao ceo of racism i love you
2019-07-22 10:33
F5 WHY SO QUIET?
2019-07-22 00:54
#82
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Finland Smoonah 
slow internet rip F5
2019-07-22 00:55
#251
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Europe L0ose 
Oh sweden is not part of europe. Okeh bruh :DDDDDD
2019-07-22 02:54
#35
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Brazil FADINHAMAGICA 
+111111 Reality check LULquid fans!
2019-07-22 00:50
#359
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:09
#53
Skadoodle | 
Switzerland VuXn 
mibr never won a major, sk did. It's the same roster, but not the same team. Liquid never had a chance to win a major in their "era".
2019-07-22 00:52
#80
blameF | 
Denmark hEnzeee 
Lol they have 2 players on Liquid with 1 major win, MIBR have 2 players left from the major winning roster, come on dude
2019-07-22 00:55
Who won Liquid major? Stewie2k fluke major but who else?
2019-07-22 00:56
#120
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United States PH4RMA 
+1
2019-07-22 01:00
#256
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Canada StanleyLy 
Doesn’t change the fact that liquid are 1000x better then MIBR rn. If you compare the past, you could say GETRIGHY is still relevant LEL
2019-07-22 03:18
0/8
2019-07-22 03:34
Stew 1 nitr0 0 Twistzz 0 elige 0 naf 0 2 majors right?
2019-07-24 03:31
Mibr 0 major, SK 1 major Luminosity 1 major. Stupid Brazilian fans don’t even know who won major jajajajaja
2019-07-22 00:57
#204
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Brazil BAN_ASTRALIS 
1.6...
2019-07-22 01:27
#237
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Singapore Wadufuk 
1.6 is not considered as a major
2019-07-22 02:02
doesnt even matter lulquid_0_majors xaxaxaxxaxaxaxxaaxxaxaxaxaaxaxxa
2019-07-24 03:32
#360
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:10
#112
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Indonesia Dipsysenju 
You're dumb fuck delusional. Always remembered your past, and Liquid is always number 1 in present.
2019-07-22 00:58
#175
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Europe FJUL 
MIBR 0 major Luminosity 1 major SK 1 major Liquid 1 major finals , lg and sk is not mibr, mibr only 2 semi-finals
2019-07-22 01:17
#235
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Brazil Kroveen 
NIP fan brain
2019-07-22 01:52
Taco education
2019-07-22 03:35
-MIBR fan brain + Brazilian brain Can't find any combination with more stupidity
2019-07-22 04:46
forsakensouls xddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
2019-07-24 03:33
#3
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United States CrispyBox 
ggs!
2019-07-22 00:49
Imagine doing a F5 and still not being first
2019-07-22 00:57
AERIAL - ZywOo is the problem for us, he's always shutting us down and Liquid doesn't have that kind of player - they are really good players, but not an AWPer like ZywOo there, that makes it easier for us. AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH
2019-07-22 00:52
well let's face it, hes right because no single liquid player shut them down alone, they all did it together mens))) Better team today by far
2019-07-22 01:11
#247
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Brazil centjeefizik 
+1
2019-07-22 02:38
#273
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United States arandomguy 
MIBR would have put up a better fight than ence. 16-2 16-3 16-14 These are embarrassing round diff in a final. And yeah liquid made it easier for them by packing up the game fast.
2019-07-22 05:14
well, I guess mibr shouldn't have lost against ence so they would have actually been in the grand final
2019-07-22 05:58
#361
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:10
#7
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Brazil Nickzim 
that was fast
2019-07-22 00:49
#165
tabseN | 
Germany sinons 
boring final
2019-07-22 01:15
#288
allu | 
Finland Dustierr 
Yup
2019-07-22 07:28
Yup
2019-07-24 03:33
ez4liquid
2019-07-22 00:49
48-18 and Shitwie2k gets -3. Typical online trashtalker
2019-07-22 00:53
#134
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Expected from no scene
2019-07-22 01:05
Nt, midget fat 'murican
2019-07-22 01:06
#157
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United States Samsquanch_ 
LUL 6’3’’ 185lbs Nice try
2019-07-22 01:12
#249
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Brazil |witcher| 
This is an international site. Please use international standards of measurement units.
2019-07-22 02:40
#265
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United Kingdom HG_J0X3 
+1
2019-07-22 04:20
#270
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Comments about site being international Isn’t from an actual nation
2019-07-22 05:01
Stfu with your shitty imperial units. Go lose more wars to farmers in Vietnam fat boi
2019-07-22 08:58
#362
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:10
+1
2019-07-22 05:55
#148
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Philippines xxxhoshi 
BUTTHURT DETECTOR ACTIVATED ------------------------------------------------- BUTTS HURT: HASTA_LA_VISTA_BABY_2 SMART_GUY_FROM_BRAZIL Akoulad ImFeelingMerci aqua_rius MadBettorGrr RidiculousJoke amazingpersonhere alldayidreamaboutsex
2019-07-22 01:09
Stewie 1 major Netherlands 1 player
2019-07-22 05:19
Probably the biggest fluke in whole Majors history
2019-07-22 09:22
#311
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Sweden Zaser5 
Nt
2019-07-22 09:47
Liquid so strong , but they wont win major
2019-07-22 00:50
#152
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Philippines xxxhoshi 
BUTTHURT DETECTOR ACTIVATED ------------------------------------------------- BUTTS HURT: HASTA_LA_VISTA_BABY_2 SMART_GUY_FROM_BRAZIL Akoulad ImFeelingMerci aqua_rius MadBettorGrr RidiculousJoke amazingpersonhere alldayidreamaboutsex D1mkaS777
2019-07-22 01:10
#363
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:10
#13
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Romania kr1tex 
That last round was a shame for Ence honesty
2019-07-22 00:49
#69
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Czech Republic Noxar 
So freaking close... This is so sad.
2019-07-22 00:54
#77
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Romania kr1tex 
Dude just couldn't turn around, did they give him a broken mouse or something
2019-07-22 00:55
#96
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Finland Karppanator 
pls educate yourself on xseven, the guy cannot win a clutch if the enemy would be with his back turned on him
2019-07-22 00:57
#312
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Sweden Zaser5 
Is it that bad?
2019-07-22 09:47
#136
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United States Samsquanch_ 
So close to winning 1 map lul
2019-07-22 01:05
draw actually
2019-07-22 01:08
#160
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United States Samsquanch_ 
This wasn’t a blast event, nt tho
2019-07-22 01:13
#242
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United States jaeger_steam 
Didnt get to watch because it ended so quick, but i assume you are talking about round 30, which would have only sent it to overtime, not won. Still couldve lost in overtime which is what scareagle was talking about. Nt tho
2019-07-22 02:30
That's what the dude is saying.... Scareeagle said it would be a draw, which can't happen in this event.
2019-07-22 03:36
ENCE strat is weird
2019-07-22 01:30
#364
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:10
#14
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Brazil hrp_ 
WP
2019-07-22 00:49
#137
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Ty for being the only non-toxic brazillian
2019-07-22 01:06
+1
2019-07-22 01:36
#15
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Sweden McGuinness 
ez
2019-07-22 00:49
#16
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Turkey XhakaWasTaken 
flukence
2019-07-22 00:49
#166
tabseN | 
Germany sinons 
+1
2019-07-22 01:15
#18
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Sweden flippig 
worst final ever
2019-07-22 00:49
#155
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Philippines xxxhoshi 
BUTTHURT DETECTOR ACTIVATED ------------------------------------------------- BUTTS HURT: HASTA_LA_VISTA_BABY_2 SMART_GUY_FROM_BRAZIL Akoulad ImFeelingMerci aqua_rius MadBettorGrr RidiculousJoke amazingpersonhere alldayidreamaboutsex D1mkaS777 flippig
2019-07-22 01:10
#208
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Australia t0rrent 
+1
2019-07-22 01:28
youre the best)
2019-07-22 08:58
#365
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:11
#321
f0rest | 
Sweden Svahn 
Extremely original. That was a boring final tho. Would be fun to actually see a close final not just a complete stomp. Reminds me of astralis in a bad way
2019-07-22 11:36
nitr0 is the mvp imo
2019-07-22 00:49
Nitr0 is always the MVP. One of the only leaders that actually frags like crazy and also CLUTCHES. His multitasking abilities are what makes Liquid #1.
2019-07-22 01:12
#281
arT | 
Brazil Maujubudo 
Definitely EVP, like the entire roster.
2019-07-22 06:32
COngratz!
2019-07-22 00:49
#21
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Netherlands Shinxly 
EliGE is a god! GG Liquid another T1
2019-07-22 00:49
#167
tabseN | 
Germany sinons 
+1
2019-07-22 01:15
#22
rain | 
Norway Alexed 
Haha like 10 minute bo5
2019-07-22 00:49
#23
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United States Deso1ation 
Yikss
2019-07-22 00:49
ggwp
2019-07-22 00:50
#25
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Europe KittyChamp 
WOW
2019-07-22 00:50
Liquid won because they were playing on their territory. The crowd was also helping them. Bad.
2019-07-22 00:50
dude, come on. Dont give that bullshit, Liquid are clearly the better team. I mean 16-2, 16-3? like wtf
2019-07-22 09:05
#306
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Latvia latvianguy 
Check his nickname, clearly baiting.
2019-07-22 09:16
clearly
2019-07-22 19:55
#366
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:11
What's the matter, EU? :)
2019-07-22 00:50
#46
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Poland Franpol1080 
lul im happy
2019-07-22 00:51
i'm fine :)
2019-07-22 00:53
Sitting atop 11 Legit (not FLUKE) majors. u? XD
2019-07-22 00:56
Cry more. ZywOo had his chance against Liquid. Look at how that turned out :)
2019-07-22 01:06
#141
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United States Samsquanch_ 
EU had 20 years. NA dominates 1, and look how much all of you turn into salty snowflakes
2019-07-22 01:07
Americans using the word snowflake absolutely everywhere without any context really grinds my gears
2019-07-22 08:41
NA 1 major BR 2 major EU 10 major
2019-07-22 00:58
Name checks out. Team legacies =/= present day CS. Just look at fnatic, NiP, and VP for prime examples of top tier teams who fell off the top. NA runs the scene now. Feel free to keep crying, I won't stop you! :)
2019-07-22 01:07
He's clearly baiting bro you know that right?
2019-07-22 01:23
#367
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:12
#282
arT | 
Brazil Maujubudo 
BR 3 majors* if you count 1.6
2019-07-22 06:34
Lol they will be 5-6th at Berlin Major randoms on fire
2019-07-22 01:00
Im good, you?
2019-07-22 01:22
#34
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United Kingdom VOSSKI 
stewie 36-39 LUL
2019-07-22 00:50
Life of an entry fragger to be honest
2019-07-22 00:54
+1
2019-07-22 00:58
Life of a bot
2019-07-22 01:03
#145
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Feelsbaddenmark
2019-07-22 01:08
Yeah, that we just gave the #1 spot to Canada? Astralis and Navi will be back, don't worry.
2019-07-22 01:20
#221
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Canada LOL Yeah no...no they won’t, and you know it
2019-07-22 01:37
Canada = main force of Liquid
2019-07-22 01:45
Really hope NaVi back.
2019-07-22 01:38
+1, love Na'Vi
2019-07-22 05:23
#344
fnx | 
Brazil Moglao 
Taco
2019-07-23 09:26
#368
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:12
#37
 | 
Finland EdiEz 
gg
2019-07-22 00:50
#39
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
ERA ERA ERA ERA
2019-07-22 00:50
if they win major
2019-07-22 00:58
#126
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United States Trump2020KAG 
the way they are looking idk how they wont win it but majors are majors and anything can happen
2019-07-22 01:01
#284
arT | 
Brazil Maujubudo 
+1 the way other teams are, Liquid won this major already
2019-07-22 06:37
#147
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Name checks out
2019-07-22 01:08
#297
 | 
Canada twistzzgod 
mibr never had era wtf men)))
2019-07-22 08:56
#345
fnx | 
Brazil Moglao 
0/8
2019-07-23 09:27
Expected
2019-07-22 00:50
#42
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Sweden Bekkarn 
gg but the worst thing about this game was the crowd holy shit
2019-07-22 00:50
Didnt watch it, what did I miss?
2019-07-22 00:57
USA USA USA USA USA USA
2019-07-22 01:03
USA USA USA CANADA CANADA CANADA (when enemies nearby) WOOOOOO WOOOOOOO WOOOOOO (during a clutch) uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
2019-07-22 01:16
#369
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:12
Don't forget CANA DA
2019-07-22 01:27
Yes, but the audiance looked mentally retarded, so its ok.
2019-07-22 01:28
Yeah the audience at this tournament and ESL Cologne 2019 are really weird
2019-07-22 01:40
inbreeds bro
2019-07-22 01:40
#370
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:13
Boooooooooooooooooooo
2019-07-22 01:24
Expected from USA crowd tbh, Aussie crowd still the best
2019-07-22 05:24
America invented the integrated circuit, the internet, and the computer game. Did the Fins really think they would win this?
2019-07-22 00:50
#101
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
And the europeans invented America
2019-07-22 00:57
#150
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Europeans who wanted out created America. Current Europeans have literally nothing to do with that.
2019-07-22 01:10
#244
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United States jaeger_steam 
Tbf none of us had anything to do with what you mentioned either, if you want to start getting picky...
2019-07-22 02:33
Ayyy+999
2019-07-22 06:53
#243
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United States jaeger_steam 
+1 well played
2019-07-22 02:32
#44
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Spain Kosodutsky 
Ence bot. D E S T R O Y E D
2019-07-22 00:50
#371
 | 
Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:13
#45
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
Worst bo5 I've ever seen... congrats to Liquid.
2019-07-22 00:51
#168
tabseN | 
Germany sinons 
+1
2019-07-22 01:16
#291
JaCkz | 
France Kabby 
yeah I was so disapointed, Ence couldn't even put up a fight..
2019-07-22 08:37
#47
prius | 
United States _ATaXiA_ 
Worst grand final ever, was ENCE even in Chicago?
2019-07-22 00:51
Yeah they were second.
2019-07-22 01:24
gg, want to see Major asap, can Astralis and NaVi challenge Liquid
2019-07-22 00:51
#67
allu | 
Finland eer0 
ence>navi
2019-07-22 00:53
nope, major was fluke, check starseries
2019-07-22 00:55
#154
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United States Samsquanch_ 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA YOU CANT BE SERIOUS
2019-07-22 01:10
#49
 | 
India BCaddict 
Too ez for liquid lol Ence again tier 5?
2019-07-22 00:51
On inferno ence has been quite good XDDDDDDDD
2019-07-22 01:01
No theyre still top5. Liquid just on another level.
2019-07-22 01:25
#213
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India BCaddict 
Agreed that liquid are just at another level but i think ence are playing really bad and not like before.
2019-07-22 01:30
Obviously they are not playing at the same level as in the major, but dont you think tier5 is a little bit underestimating?
2019-07-22 01:34
#229
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India BCaddict 
In the next few events if they perform well then i can consider them top 5. If they fail to perform in the next couple of events I don't think they will ever comeback to the level at which they were.
2019-07-22 01:47
They have been performing like a top5 team all year: atleast semi-finals every tournament except starladder (losing to eventual winners in 1/4 finals) and Cologne, and when they lose in a final to the best team in the world they arent top5 anymore but tier5 instead. Ok.
2019-07-22 01:50
#325
 | 
India BCaddict 
Performing all year ahahhaha.... 1.Blast pro series don't count bro... 2. Check their dallas matchups - all of them were against tier 3 teams and against a struggling faze and g2. 3. Major finals was a fluke :D 4. Tell me which other good performance? 5. Last place finish in cologne ahahahha
2019-07-22 11:50
Cant you find any more excuses?
2019-07-22 12:03
#329
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India BCaddict 
Can't you find anymore good performances? Oh wait... They dont have any.
2019-07-22 12:05
Go check any event from them this year except Cologne and there you have a good performance.
2019-07-22 12:13
#372
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:13
3-4 mibr With the coach Xddddd
2019-07-22 00:51
Shows how much cold was ruining the team
2019-07-22 00:52
Yes Best move ever Zews deserves MVP btw xddd
2019-07-22 00:58
#210
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United States ScanDull 
I think it had everything to do with his attitude toward teammates, toward opponents, toward everyone really. Cold respects no one and is seriously one of the most toxic players in the pro scene, which really sucks when you consider how great Momzera is. Stewie was probably only too glad to get away from all of that, and same for Tarik.
2019-07-22 01:29
#318
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Poland rude_wredne 
Do you have any "proof" that baitzera is toxic af?
2019-07-22 10:39
EliGE top1 of 2k19
2019-07-22 00:51
Seems like that
2019-07-22 01:00
He is definitely staking his claim
2019-07-22 01:27
Liquid era
2019-07-22 00:52
#55
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Colombia JaegeRRR 
GG! Liquid Better Than Other team!!!! #LetsGoLiquid EU Pls Send better teams against Liquid
2019-07-22 00:52
#172
tabseN | 
Germany sinons 
teams*
2019-07-22 01:16
#373
 | 
Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:14
trounce hmm thats new
2019-07-22 00:52
Liquid destroying Top 2 and 3 teams easily. Forever the best top 1 team in the world without a doubt. #Let'sGoLiquid #1stIEMforNA #NAisTop1
2019-07-22 00:52
That is what everyone said about Astralis some month ago
2019-07-22 07:28
#58
xccurate | 
Indonesia k1yo_ 
Congrats:D
2019-07-22 00:52
#61
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Argentina Chief02 
SO EZ
2019-07-22 00:52
USA #1
2019-07-22 00:53
Nope. Liquid is top 1 ;) love em
2019-07-22 01:00
#65
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Brazil Karlogaria 
HARD4ENCE. Ridiculous performance lol
2019-07-22 00:53
ZywOo is the problem for us, he's always shutting us down and Liquid doesn't have that kind of player - they are really good players, but not an AWPer like ZywOo there, that makes it easier for us.
2019-07-22 00:53
+1
2019-07-22 00:59
#176
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Colombia JaegeRRR 
+1
2019-07-22 01:17
GG
2019-07-22 00:54
#374
 | 
Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:14
#73
 | 
Finland Smoonah 
Obnoxious NA crowd lulw
2019-07-22 00:54
Why so angry? Ence played a good tournament. A win against TL was not expected
2019-07-22 01:17
#74
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Other Onizuka_go 
makes me remember Astralis on streak.
2019-07-22 00:54
Wtf was that grand fin
2019-07-22 00:55
#83
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
NOTEZ4ENCE
2019-07-22 00:55
#86
 | 
Spain Adruvi 
Delete ence top 4...what a shitty performance
2019-07-22 00:56
I wouldnt say ence was shit. Liquid was just on another level the whole tournament.
2019-07-22 01:26
ZywOo is the problem for us, he’s always shutting us down and Liquid doesn’t have that kind of player - they are really good players, but not an AWPer like ZywOo there, that makes it easier for us.
2019-07-22 00:56
#88
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North America dennek 
give my boi nitro a mvp
2019-07-22 00:56
That’s what happens when you are only afraid by zywOo
2019-07-22 00:57
#90
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Brazil AzowelUnban 
clips.twitch.tv/InspiringBadPlumageGOWSk.. 1. checking apps on a small angle, ok, every good player does it 2. aiming perfectly and directly the head of Aerial even if he is sneaking and he didn't see him ? (Aerial begun to shoot after)
2019-07-22 00:56
#293
JaCkz | 
France Kabby 
are you sure he started to shoot after ? because if that's the case it's actually a fishy play yeah
2019-07-22 08:41
#375
 | 
Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:14
EZ MVP for EliGE
2019-07-22 00:56
#93
 | 
United States me_0_major 
expected
2019-07-22 00:57
Where are the EZ4ENCE meme?
2019-07-22 00:57
Where are your English?
2019-07-22 01:26
cry is free
2019-07-22 06:34
Wtf
2019-07-22 12:00
This team is fucking insane. Best time in the history of CS? Highest skill forsure imo
2019-07-22 00:57
#131
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Sweden fxzo 
wut? Best time in CS history? No way xd
2019-07-22 01:03
Most skilled team? Yes. Best? Not yet.
2019-07-22 01:27
I can give it until the major, but when that is done and dusted all the Danish flags better be quiet in this discussion :D
2019-07-22 09:20
I meant team* damn autocorrect
2019-07-22 08:48
#241
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Brazil Karlogaria 
First get dem majors, then we talk.
2019-07-22 02:27
#102
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Indonesia Exodd 
Congrats to the #1 team in the world, another trophy *yawn*
2019-07-22 00:57
#376
 | 
Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:15
USA nubs
2019-07-22 00:57
#104
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
yeah....This is nice win for Liquid but i mean,i hope that Astralis will comeback at the major
2019-07-22 00:57
Even if ast wins the major... It's liquids Era. They will probably win the igs twice
2019-07-22 00:59
#232
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Will see my friend
2019-07-22 01:48
No major, no era.
2019-07-22 07:00
#322
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Finland M0nzaa 
IGS 1 mill, major 0,5 = igs > major :()
2019-07-22 11:37
ELeague is also 500k, therefore, Eleague = Major? NOP! It's not the prize that matters, sorry. When mibr won the shitty Zotac tournament for EASY 200k everybody was trashtalking them, funny.
2019-07-22 12:09
Going on a break after 5 win momentum Sorry for Them the major is after the summer break Therefor No major for Liquit
2019-07-22 00:58
liquid has beaten the record of the most boring final, beating faceit major
2019-07-22 00:58
#108
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Poland zJe 
expected.
2019-07-22 00:58
too ez
2019-07-22 00:59
didnt even watched
2019-07-22 00:59
#377
 | 
Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:15
#117
 | 
United States DervGuy 
SO EZ. CONGRATS. All that's left is the major and we have an era boys.
2019-07-22 00:59
trounce oof
2019-07-22 01:00
#125
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
EzAgainstEnce
2019-07-22 01:01
#128
 | 
Bulgaria vectralsoul 
GGs Liquid inb4 choking at the major
2019-07-22 01:02
#129
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United States sxg 
god elige... Wow
2019-07-22 01:03
So there was a match? I thought it was just a spanking session lmao
2019-07-22 01:04
#179
tabseN | 
Germany sinons 
worst bo5 ever ,boring af
2019-07-22 01:18
Yeah i barely watched it after Liquid went 9-1 on 1st map lmao
2019-07-22 01:19
#135
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United States @FyreCS 
#letsgoliquid!
2019-07-22 01:05
But still 50k $, not so baed
2019-07-22 01:07
+1 ENCE played a good tournament
2019-07-22 01:16
#142
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Australia Cleostar 
If they win the berlin, undoubtedly that theyre the best team in CSGO history!! letsgo berlin!!!
2019-07-22 01:08
Astralis 2 majors and still more titles
2019-07-22 01:13
#378
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:15
Best team in CSGO history? For winning a Grand Slam and a Major in the same year? Astralis already did that last year when they were the first team to ever win the Grand Slam and won their 2nd Major.
2019-07-22 01:47
naw Astralis' era will be hard to beat remember they were the best team in csgo history
2019-07-22 02:37
#346
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Asia fakedollface 
lul indogshit
2019-07-23 09:31
#149
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Turkey Fugiart 
ez for best team in the world <3
2019-07-22 01:09
#158
tabseN | 
Germany sinons 
what a autistic name
2019-07-22 01:12
#164
 | 
Turkey Fugiart 
thank <3
2019-07-22 01:13
ggs liquid destroyed first two maps and elige 1.41 rating..... 100% mvp
2019-07-22 01:10
#153
 | 
Palestine Baitor69 
lucky
2019-07-22 01:10
#162
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
Liquid era incoming after they win major
2019-07-22 01:13
#177
tabseN | 
Germany sinons 
they have era already
2019-07-22 01:18
#178
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
I agree, but most people think u can only have an era after major win so yeah
2019-07-22 01:18
#183
tabseN | 
Germany sinons 
respect to liquid but still astralis is better than liquid :)
2019-07-22 01:20
#185
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
How so? Astralis has lost the last few matchups with liquid. Dont know how that makes them better, but ok
2019-07-22 01:21
#192
tabseN | 
Germany sinons 
at least better than mibr ? please accept this and surprise me :)
2019-07-22 01:23
#196
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
That has nothing to do with astralis being better than liquid. But yes they are better than mibr... lol not every brazilian is braindead
2019-07-22 01:24
#379
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:15
2-16 and 3-16 lul free cry ence
2019-07-22 01:13
#174
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Pabuna 
Boring... ZzZzzzzzz
2019-07-22 01:17
check my name
2019-07-22 01:21
#187
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United States SilveryoHD 
ZywOo is the problem for us, he's always shutting us down and Liquid doesn't have that kind of player - they are really good players, but not an AWPer like ZywOo there, that makes it easier for us.
2019-07-22 01:22
huuu a rape :(
2019-07-22 01:22
#190
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Brazil CaioOlive 
When Stewie underperforms hard but you win anyways. That's an insane lineup here.
2019-07-22 01:22
#194
 | 
United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
+111111
2019-07-22 01:23
#193
 | 
United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
Gg wp
2019-07-22 01:23
Ence back to mame?
2019-07-22 01:32
#218
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United Kingdom whatacliche 
Shame Vitality wasn't in the finals. Nice of Liquid to give those mercy rounds at the third map though<3
2019-07-22 01:35
Not even 20 rounds, RIP to the guy who bet 500 dollar that ence would get 20 rounds.
2019-07-22 01:35
#304
 | 
Latvia latvianguy 
He bet 1000$ actually.
2019-07-22 09:15
#380
 | 
Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:16
#222
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African Union mikecool 
USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA
2019-07-22 01:38
Ez
2019-07-22 01:44
#236
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puget1 
What are those jerseys lmfao
2019-07-22 01:54
#238
 | 
Brazil ValberBastos 
Liquid Liquid... these skillful players at his prime hmm, gonna be hard beat him.
2019-07-22 02:09
ENCE GET REKT
2019-07-22 02:16
Ence are not near Liquids level atm lol
2019-07-22 02:35
#248
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United States kobraky95 
EZ for best team right now.
2019-07-22 02:40
The Sun is on the horizon for ENCE
2019-07-22 02:50
Congratz to Team Liquid. They are simply REALLY really good atm.
2019-07-22 02:54
ence so bad since aug nerf ..
2019-07-22 03:26
#258
gfi | 
United States DiabIo 
True
2019-07-22 03:31
LOL Canadian wearing USA flag
2019-07-22 03:44
#263
Katie | 
Canada Lizzie 
Yay Liquid gg
2019-07-22 03:45
FaZe did that to them in NY in 2017. Liquid do it to ENCE in a similar fashion in 2019.
2019-07-22 05:42
#305
 | 
Latvia latvianguy 
This was bigger rape than FaZe.
2019-07-22 09:15
#381
 | 
Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:16
liquid is just unstoppable now
2019-07-22 06:31
Where are the ez4ence bois now??? Not even a map 😂😂not even rounds lmaooo
2019-07-22 08:11
#313
 | 
Finland SirKaarlo 
ez4ence
2019-07-22 09:48
#300
shox | 
India iejesus 
why so ez?
2019-07-22 09:01
EU are really salty, but i always wanted Liquid to win (2nd fave team after fnatic) but the thing i dont get are the Brazilians. They are toxic no matter who Liquid beats, they are the real 30iq players
2019-07-22 09:06
#309
 | 
Pakistan ^NewB 
gg ez
2019-07-22 09:26
#315
 | 
Denmark Ulver 
Very impressive performance. Love to see Liquid win, they are very likeable :)
2019-07-22 10:31
#343
 | 
United States pepehands420 
same with heroic, hope they take over as the best danish team soon :)
2019-07-23 00:21
#319
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Denmark Ulver 
Question for hltv staff: When the ranking is updated, does it take into account how close a game was or whether it was a blowout? Let's say the following matches were played: Liquid - Big (16:14) Liquid - Big (16:14) Liquid - Big (16:14) Liquid - Big (16:13) And Liquid - Avangar (16:01) Liquid - Avangar (16:01) Liquid - Avangar (16:01) Liquid - Avangar (16:01) Both teams lost against Liquid, but if one were to rank the two teams, BIG should clearly be ranked above Avangar. Does the score matter or only the result (win or lose)?
2019-07-22 10:43
-Stewie +Coldzera Liquid will start winning majors.
2019-07-22 11:39
#324
f0rest | 
Sweden Svahn 
Casters - "Ok are you ready Chicago!? Here we go!...... And it's all over!" Moi with beer and chips - "-_-"
2019-07-22 11:41
VAC Ban plz
2019-07-22 11:57
GG Liquid just too strong
2019-07-22 12:43
#336
 | 
Finland Orchard 
Who even cares about this tier 2 tournament? Majors are the ones that matters. Next major will be EZ4ENCE.
2019-07-22 14:11
#340
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
flag and flair checks out
2019-07-22 18:21
#382
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Lithuania chongqingg 
+1
2019-08-01 18:17
#337
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Ukraine minemax 
Liquid boring! :))
2019-07-22 14:39
#341
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
MAJOR FLUKE EXPOSED HAHAHAHAH ENCE2EZ
2019-07-22 18:22
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