Liquid eliminate North to advance to New Legends final round

Despite facing elimination heading into the fourth day of play, Liquid had little difficulty moving past North as they claimed a 2-0 victory to eliminate the Danes and advance to the fifth round of play.

After suffering defeats to AVANGAR and NRG in the past two days, tournament favourites and current No.1 team in the world Liquid had their backs against the wall heading into their fourth matchup as they faced elimination. The Danish side of North were also looking to fight back as they had started the New Legends stage 0-2 following losses to Vitality and mousesports, with the two teams meeting on Mirage to kick off the series.

A dominant start on the offense saw Liquid open up the map with six consecutive round wins, although North continued to pick up kills to keep the North America side's economy in check. A quad kill by Nicklas "gade" Gade was what finally put the first round on the board for North, with the team snowballing off of their victory to keep Liquid at bay and edge out a one-round lead at halftime.

nitr0 and company remain in the running heading into the final day

Liquid got back to their winning ways as they regained the lead with a trio of rounds following the side swap. North answered back by securing four of the ensuing five rounds to pull ahead 12-11, but Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski refused to allow the Danes to maintain their edge as he picked up a triple kill to tie up the match. Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken took three kills of his own in the following round as Liquid stabilized, with Nick "nitr0" Cannella finding a quad kill with his AWP to close out the map 16-12.

A similar start on North's pick of Dust2 saw Liquid take a 3-0 lead to start the map, with North managing only one round in reply before a pistol buy from the North American side allowed for them to push up to seven rounds of their own. An ace by Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye alongside a handful of multi-kill rounds from both him and gade gave North the opportunity to close the gap by five rounds, but Liquid still maintained a 9-6 lead as the sides swapped over.

A stalwort defense by Liquid kept North at bay as EliGE and Twistzz helped their side rack up round wins, keeping North locked out for the remainder of the map as Liquid cruised to a 16-6 finish.

Matchpage
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31st August 2019
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Mirage
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16
Dust2
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 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 47 - 32 +15 104.9 1.47
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 45 - 32 +13 89.0 1.36
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 39 - 32 +7 86.3 1.19
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 32 - 33 -1 62.4 1.01
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 26 - 32 -6 65.9 0.90
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 46 - 42 +4 103.1 1.30
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 43 - 36 +7 80.7 1.14
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 29 - 41 -12 61.6 0.76
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 23 - 34 -11 48.0 0.71
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 20 - 37 -17 62.1 0.65
The New Legends stage
3W - 0L
3W - 1L
2W - 1L
1W - 3L
0W - 3L
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1148
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1176
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1290
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
895
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
604
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
#1
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United States ChrisBrown 
North is horrible LUL but Liquid please kick Bot2k my eyes hurt watching this noob throw rounds!
2019-08-31 21:51
#9
Krad | 
Vietnam Furyyyyy 
bye bye gade
2019-08-31 21:51
Indeed Stewie is playing like trash this major
2019-08-31 21:51
He's clearly not at his best form, but since he joined team liquid he has never been the star player who gets all the kills. He's mainly there for support and big impact kills and even though hes under performing, he's the one keeping the morale up when they lose to fucking avangar
2019-08-31 21:54
I don't want him to be their star player, they have enough stars, but his style makes them lose important rounds and he's playing very risky and sometimes with zero brain which is very annoying to watch as a Liquid fan. He needs to be more responsible , it's not a matchmaking game... it's a fucking major
2019-08-31 21:56
His contribution to most rounds (excluding major) outweighs bad games imo
2019-08-31 22:01
#32
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United States omEon 
I agree, he is very good as a support player as well as gathering info when able to.
2019-08-31 23:03
#37
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Who fucking cares what you want? Obviously no one; including the team that won a grand slam with stew. Please just shut the fuck up.
2019-09-01 00:47
Will just leave this here for ya Rage and Chris.... clips.twitch.tv/EmpathicObliqueOysterCho.. And the article... luckbox.com/esports-news/article/team-li..
2019-09-01 06:13
#21
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Philippines DragonsDesire 
Are you the replacement then Chris Brown? Or are you gonna stick to making music?
2019-08-31 21:59
#26
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
Lmao. Be grateful for 'bot2k' seeing how he helped bring championships home.
2019-08-31 22:04
True he is part of the reason why hey we’re so dominant pre player break
2019-08-31 23:15
#27
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Australia Cleostar 
stewie is like 2 side knifes, he can be either a genius or an idiot with his playstyle
2019-08-31 22:06
Yeah kick him Stew left C9 and what happened? Stew left MIBR and what happened? If you support Liquid you better pray he stays.
2019-08-31 23:22
#2
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Oceania Morvic 
North Disband pls
2019-08-31 21:51
good game
2019-08-31 21:51
#4
fer | 
United States y4kob 
pog
2019-08-31 21:51
#5
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Brazil Rechzinho 
ez
2019-08-31 21:51
hoes mad
2019-08-31 21:51
#7
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China wordEXE 
too easy for nacs
2019-08-31 21:51
#8
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Poland mamba99999 
unexpected
2019-08-31 21:51
#10
swag | 
United Kingdom foxize 
:( Sucks
2019-08-31 21:51
#11
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United States SlenderHD 
ez
2019-08-31 21:51
NAFFFFFF
2019-08-31 21:54
#15
Frankie | 
North America r3ece 
HAHA NORTH DUMPSTER PLAYERS
2019-08-31 21:56
2019-08-31 21:56
Think he can play Liquid. LOLS!
2019-08-31 22:00
ez
2019-08-31 21:56
#19
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Australia Cleostar 
EZ for best team in the world
2019-08-31 21:57
#20
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Peru AgentLF 
EZ4LIQUID
2019-08-31 21:57
Completely expected lmao
2019-08-31 21:59
Stew bottom fragging against north LUL
2019-08-31 22:00
Ya it's hard to believe the entry fragger is on bottom
2019-08-31 22:46
So what? He had plenty of opportunities on ct side to go above 1 rating against north lol.
2019-09-01 00:33
and there's where he got some kills lol he has actually nice aim though but he's not on form yet this major :(
2019-09-01 08:05
#28
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Europe Skraj 
At least North got stickers, that's all that matters
2019-08-31 22:16
mouz vs liquid rip
2019-08-31 22:48
We've seen this before, the last time Stewie's team is 1 loss away from elimination...
2019-08-31 23:07
They should remove stewie. Bottom frags every game with negative kd
2019-09-01 01:28
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