Liquid defeat mousesports in two maps; advance to New Champions Stage

Liquid won two maps against mousesports, which included several overtimes, Mirage (19-17) and Dust2 (22-20), to move on to the Major's playoffs.

Liquid started out taking the lead on Mirage, going up 2-0 and expected to win a third against an eco, but no-armor Desert Eagle buy by Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool paid off as the Estonian got an ace and defused the bomb in time to swing the momentum early on in his team’s favor. Liquid were able to get another round in, 2-3, to keep the lead, but then lost to another pistol buy from mousesports, prompting them to take their first timeout of the match. Both teams then stayed neck and neck, although Liquid prevailed with a 9-6 lead before switching sides.

mousesports made a quick commitment to B on the second pistol round, winning it after a bomb defense to keep the map close. A big clutch by Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken with the CZ75 denied mouz a second round. The Americans then displayed their superiority on the CT side, winning five rounds in a row to get ahead 14-7. mousesports won another and followed it up with four frags by Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen on a B hit before hitting double digits. Things started to get twisted for Liquid who lost their economic advantage as mousesports closed in on the scoreboard. Liquid managed to hit match point, but were then equalized to take map one to overtime.

Liquid closed both overtime maps to advance to the playoffs

The two first rounds on defense went to Liquid, but a big round by ropz getting three kills, the last two thanks to a well-timed flash by karrigan, made it 16-17. Liquid managed to take match point going into the last round, and following a successful B hit were able to seal the deal on Mirage to take the series lead, 19-17.

mousesports took the early lead on their map pick, Dust2, starting on the CT side. After going 0-3, a B play by Liquid with weapons now in their hands got them their first round on the board. The European combine started to run away with it, 5-2 and with the economy on their side, but Twistzz and Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella managed to win a 2vs2 on B to keep it close. Despite mousesports looking in control early on, the half evened out as it ended 8-7 in favor of the Europeans.

mousesports made a match of it on both maps

Liquid tied it up after stopping an A play in the second pistol round, but both teams quickly started trading rounds back and forth, making it to an even 12-12 before Özgür "⁠woxic⁠" Eker tipped the scales in his team’s favor with a four-kill 1vs2 clutch round to get his team ahead and force Liquid into an eco. Closing out the next round on B, mousesports increased their lead to 14-12. Twistzz beat woxic in a 1vs1 after Liquid retook B to stay in the game the following round. A big round by David "⁠frozen⁠" Čerňanský with three kills including a 1vs1 afterplant on A against nitr0 got mousesports on match point, but they were unable to follow up as Liquid got a clean round, and then hitting 15 to tie it up and push it to overtime.

Liquid then took the lead, but it was mousesports marked the pace, hitting map point and being two seconds away from winning the round as karrigan fell to Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski outside of B with the bomb not yet planted by the attacking North American side. Liquid then got two rounds in the first half of the second overtime, but mousesports won a crucial round to give them a fighting chance in the second half. The two teams then traded rounds, with Liquid taking the lead into the last round where they managed to retake an A afterplant to secure the map and match, 22-20.

Matchpage
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1st September 2019
19
Mirage
17
22
Dust2
20
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
60 - 45 +15 78.8 1.26
59 - 51 +8 81.4 1.18
59 - 53 +6 90.6 1.16
53 - 53 0 67.7 1.04
37 - 51 -14 54.4 0.84
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
60 - 57 +3 88.7 1.18
54 - 54 0 78.1 1.12
56 - 50 +6 80.4 1.08
43 - 52 -9 59.3 0.87
40 - 56 -16 53.6 0.73
The New Legends stage
3W - 0L
3W - 2L
2W - 3L
1W - 3L
0W - 3L
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1169
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
668
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.66
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
591
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1479
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
680
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.62
Liquid has to be the luckiest team in csgo history. Mouz won this match 2-0. Cry is free NA!
2019-09-01 19:06
62 replies
wtf is this nickname hahahahaa
2019-09-01 19:06
8 replies
Luckquid ??
2019-09-01 19:08
3 replies
#63
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Poland Unluko
Cry
2019-09-01 19:15
2 replies
donkey talking
2019-09-01 19:25
1 reply
Yellow teeth talking
2019-09-01 20:24
Those numbers are the position of letters So his name is basically MIBR_IS_OVERRATED
2019-09-01 19:08
1 reply
Thx alt.
2019-09-01 19:36
#90
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United States No0bZ57
Im pretty sure the numbers are the order of letters in the alphabet so it spells out overrated.
2019-09-01 19:29
You don t know MIBR IS OVERRATED
2019-09-01 21:10
Liquid top 1
2019-09-01 19:06
24 replies
Not even top 10 LUL
2019-09-01 19:06
23 replies
Are you alphabetical numbers
2019-09-01 19:08
1 reply
Chokesports
2019-09-01 19:08
#37
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Colombia JaegeRRR
Get carry by Frozen, haha, Liquid Top #1
2019-09-01 19:08
20 replies
Lol, colombia = third world haha nt poor shit
2019-09-01 19:27
19 replies
#118
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China braxton6
shame on you,nazi
2019-09-01 20:10
#142
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North America J_Nasty
Imagine German CS OMEGALUL
2019-09-01 22:23
16 replies
canadian cs talkin what
2019-09-01 23:32
15 replies
Its nice to get so many messages from third worlders. Ty guys I will take some notes
2019-09-01 23:58
1 reply
#160
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Brazil |witcher|
Calm down hitler
2019-09-02 11:38
#147
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North America J_Nasty
GERMAN CS OMEGA
2019-09-02 00:12
mousesports lost awwww too bad :(
2019-09-02 03:42
11 replies
wait which team was it that lost to AVANGAR ?
2019-09-02 07:50
10 replies
#167
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Colombia JaegeRRR
Wait, which team lose against Liquid and get eliminated
2019-09-02 17:59
9 replies
two overtimes, soo only luck, u third world fagg
2019-09-02 22:23
8 replies
#174
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Colombia JaegeRRR
Eliminated from EPL and now from Major, Maybe Next Time you can defeat Liquid Pd: idk if i am a third world guy jajajaja
2019-09-03 01:14
2 replies
they are in epl retard
2019-09-03 20:26
1 reply
#176
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Colombia JaegeRRR
EPL Finals Dumb
2019-09-05 23:22
lol third map liquid has a higher win rate than mousesports if udk rofl
2019-09-15 04:17
4 replies
bro u dumb ?? who cares about winrate
2019-09-15 12:48
3 replies
bro u dumb?? Liquid won mouseports against their map pick lolol back at you
2019-09-28 12:41
2 replies
overtime u dumb faggot. ot is rndm af
2019-09-28 13:52
1 reply
well they still won OOPSIE
2019-10-01 17:38
#166
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Colombia JaegeRRR
IDK, if I'm from Colombia, im talking about MouseSports not about my country Ass hole nazi shit
2019-09-02 17:53
#10
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North America ProudNAfan
EZ 4 NA
2019-09-01 19:06
18 replies
Yeah barely beating tier 2 eu team sure is ez
2019-09-01 19:08
10 replies
#56
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North America J_Nasty
Mous is tier 1 wtf
2019-09-01 19:12
9 replies
keep telling that to yourself to feel better almost losing to a team with zero superstars
2019-09-01 19:46
8 replies
Karrigan: best igl in the world Ropz: stud. Upcoming superstar and hasn’t reached anywhere near his peak. Top tier pistol player. Frozen: MADMAN. Dude almost won this series for mouz. A top 5 player for sure in the future. Absolute god Woxic: Deadly Awper, can beat anyone in a duel. Hits impossible shots with his high sens. Top 3 awper in the future. ChrisJ: best role player on planet earth, can literally do anything. Best scout too Tell me how Mouz is not tier 1 and has no good players??
2019-09-01 20:54
7 replies
you can always sugarcoat shit, doesnt change the fact liquid should have slapped them with ease which didnt happen.
2019-09-01 21:54
3 replies
And since liquid is the #1 team that means mouz is tier 1 since they put up a good fight against liquid, right? Also wtf do you mean by sugarcoat??
2019-09-02 20:30
2 replies
no, it only means liquid has fallen dramatically during player break.
2019-09-02 20:55
1 reply
they're still a top team, they didn't turn into master guardians all of a sudden lol
2019-09-02 22:41
#141
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North America J_Nasty
+1
2019-09-01 22:23
2 replies
ty mr jr nasty
2019-09-02 20:36
1 reply
#171
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North America J_Nasty
Np mens))
2019-09-02 21:48
Getting asswhooped by Karrigan in 2k19
2019-09-01 19:20
5 replies
USA ! USA ! USA ! USA ! USA ! USA ! USA ! SO EZ
2019-09-01 20:18
4 replies
that's a yike from me bro
2019-09-01 20:37
Cringe
2019-09-01 21:11
1 reply
Mad cuz not real American patriot
2019-09-02 02:40
#161
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Brazil |witcher|
EZ? 19-17, 22-20 Are you brain dead?
2019-09-02 11:42
#89
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Finland nixter99
Yeah NRG not Liquid!
2019-09-01 19:28
How much?
2019-09-01 19:06
nt medicland
2019-09-01 19:06
You are the most beta user on any forum
2019-09-01 19:08
mad?
2019-09-01 19:08
1 reply
isnt that obvious?
2019-09-01 19:09
#52
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North America J_Nasty
CRY IS FREE EU OMEGALUL
2019-09-01 19:11
LUL
2019-09-01 19:19
fucking luckquid, EU all the way, sad to see mouse go
2019-09-01 20:23
Luck doesn't make you best team in the world. Liquid is ranked #1. Won the Intel grand slam. All facts.
2019-09-02 01:16
This very good game. A big shootout to Henry and Machine, their voices were one the verge of failure :D
2019-09-01 19:06
1 reply
I acrually feel bad for their voices and Henry's heart in some of the round, the dude was gasping like crazy
2019-09-01 19:33
GG mouz, you'll do well next year <3
2019-09-01 19:06
1 reply
If the seeding at the start was better this wouldn’t have happened at all :( sad game
2019-09-01 19:56
#5
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Australia txshirx
LET'S GOO!
2019-09-01 19:06
#7
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Europe tragic_cs
nt
2019-09-01 19:06
lets go liquid
2019-09-01 19:06
EZ LIQUID BYE BYE BOTSPORTS
2019-09-01 19:06
6 replies
Come on, not ez dude.
2019-09-01 19:09
#51
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United States Uberpanda
Not ez
2019-09-01 19:11
Not ez. Liquid had to go to overtime twice.
2019-09-01 19:20
3 replies
they won a round with less than a second left naf saved their ass lul
2019-09-01 19:29
2 replies
#104
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Denmark niko8809
Literally saved them the game within <1 sec
2019-09-01 19:46
1 reply
Calculated
2019-09-02 00:20
#11
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Venezuela anx420
mouze fought hard gg
2019-09-01 19:06
3 replies
Mouse or mouz make up your mind
2019-09-01 19:56
1 reply
mouszse
2019-09-01 20:34
#140
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United States Murarara
Mouszsespourtz
2019-09-01 22:18
ez
2019-09-01 19:06
1 reply
not EZ at all, it was very close.
2019-09-01 19:54
#13
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Chokesports Feels bad for Karrigan
2019-09-01 19:06
#14
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Finland Tusku
unluko
2019-09-01 19:06
#18
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Romania FaZe_NBK
Karrigan 37 kills and you still lose. Pathetic chokers. Let's just throw 15-13 vs eco. LUL.
2019-09-01 19:06
3 replies
Not eco
2019-09-01 19:17
Virtus pro in 2019 lol
2019-09-01 19:20
1 reply
who?
2019-09-01 19:30
Crazy series
2019-09-01 19:07
luckquid
2019-09-01 19:07
1 reply
False. Mouz should have won by far
2019-09-01 19:07
8 replies
#99
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United States ^JayK
Cry and rant all you want. They're going home lol
2019-09-01 19:38
7 replies
Lol ur going to lose to astralis 16-0 16-0 ahahaha go home you American fuck ahahahahahaahahahahah “liquid favourites” ahahahahahahhahah explain the 3-2 then fucker why aren’t you 3-0
2019-09-01 19:57
6 replies
Why is everyone so mad?
2019-09-01 20:25
Holy shit someone is upset
2019-09-01 20:35
Australian only Event was one by NAF LOL
2019-09-01 20:36
1 reply
Was won by NAF XD, now I like a idiot
2019-09-01 21:50
Either baiting, retarded, or just extremely mad
2019-09-02 07:58
1 reply
#163
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Germany killmichi
All 3 i bet ;)
2019-09-02 15:28
First of all are teams with players from more than one nation disgusting, but this match was good : ) I think the major will go to NRG or Astralis with ENCE as a dark horse.
2019-09-01 19:07
3 replies
Ur mom's disgusting
2019-09-01 19:10
Expected better from Denmark
2019-09-01 19:19
ENCE just cant lose. No one even close
2019-09-01 22:27
I expected something like 16-8 16-10 but these maps was super close especially Dust2 , Liquid not looking like super team that ready to win Major
2019-09-01 19:07
2 replies
Yes they are they haven’t lost best of 3 since summit
2019-09-01 19:45
1 reply
Very close game here mouz could’ve easily 2-0 liquid. Also astralis are looking a lot better than liquid rn. Ez 4th Major for astralis
2019-09-01 19:59
#24
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Indonesia cleostar
EZ for best team in the world. Btw Frozen is so fucking good.
2019-09-01 19:07
nt mouse
2019-09-01 19:07
#27
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South Africa @FyreCS
Ez
2019-09-01 19:07
#28
Boo | 
France mbl4
What is this bait title ? This title implies Liquid easily past Mouz. A title such as "Liquid edge past mousesports to advance to new champions stage" would have been more appropriate
2019-09-01 19:07
3 replies
Yeah, that could just as easy have been 0-2 and bye bye liquid. Crazy match, we have had some really good games and we aint even in champions stage. Many people talking earlier about "most boring major", - as it turns out we are in for one of the most exciting. Also with the big liquid astralis battle, who strikes the other? Other teams steppin' up, avangar crazy enough looks rock solid. Vitality back after slow start. ENCE only team cruising oddly enough. This is exciting. Good luck to all teams, bring us the will to win and close matchups.
2019-09-01 19:20
2 replies
For me astralis are looking the better team, the diamond coin is going to be very hard to get this time
2019-09-01 20:00
1 reply
I too think astralis looks good. Liquid vs astralis in quater is gonna be mad
2019-09-01 20:40
#29
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United States ^JayK
Doubters are mad Cry eu fans
2019-09-01 19:07
4 replies
dont think anyone doubted they would beat tier 2 team, im actually amazed they had so much trouble with trash team like mousesports
2019-09-01 19:10
2 replies
Mouz is not tier 2, sorry to break it to you Ivory Coast.
2019-09-01 19:28
1 reply
yes it is, 7 teams between them in rankings, thats a tier 2 team to liquid if anything and still barely beating them.
2019-09-01 19:31
You talk like it was a Cruise for liquid?? Shows it's not the same team as 2 months ago. This is one hella open major we got on our hands. Exciting stuff.
2019-09-01 19:16
Mouz nice try. I believe this roster will go further next year. Btw faze should definitely regret about kicking karrigan so much XD he was godlike on those two maps.
2019-09-01 19:08
#36
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Argentina Chief02
undeserved
2019-09-01 19:08
#40
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Poland sosiad
now i see how stupid are liquid fans
2019-09-01 19:09
4 replies
Every fanbase of the team that’s #1 is stupid on HLTV. Everyone shits on na and then gets butthurt when people make threads saying na > eu
2019-09-01 19:14
3 replies
#70
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Poland sosiad
about fans is true
2019-09-01 19:17
Only 2 NA teams in top 10, 7 EU and 1 BR and apparently NA is still better than eu???? If they were better they would have more than 2 teams there
2019-09-01 20:02
1 reply
I’m just saying that there’s always going to be a group of fans that are really annoying it’s not just na fans.
2019-09-01 20:19
#41
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Europe elefiveS
luckiest team ever.
2019-09-01 19:09
More luck than skill.
2019-09-01 19:09
Can't believe how lucky Liquid is. Mous basically raping them round after round, then gets relaxed and starts giving them easy rounds. Americans must be the luckiest sons of biscuits ever I blame Midget2k
2019-09-01 19:09
1 reply
Haaaaa luck of a bitch
2019-09-01 19:12
Luckquid
2019-09-01 19:10
What a game, hope play-offs will be same or even more epic.
2019-09-01 19:10
Ropz is choked when it matters most again and again..
2019-09-01 19:11
Mouse sport can't close games, very bad at the end of the match, liquid all the games has been close in OT like with mouse , but when they face teams that don't choke at the end will lose. Like avangar haaa
2019-09-01 19:11
3 replies
Yes they’ re problem with closing the game for sure. Cant handle emotions i guess
2019-09-01 19:11
2 replies
Frosen 17 was playing good under pressure even win a clutch in 1-2 in overtime , the problem is with ropz and chrisJ , they choke soo hard in the OT, they never gone be a good team a good team don't blow they chances Just to remind you 15-13, 18-16 22-20 (3vs5).
2019-09-01 19:16
1 reply
frozen is inconsistent af. but im not saying this as a bad thing cuz he and woxic surely needs experience more at these stages. also chris generally plays amazing with his new role (since the new core arrive) but you re right about ropz. he has to shine almost %70-80 of the games. but he chokes too much ..
2019-09-01 20:04
nt Mouz
2019-09-01 19:11
#57
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China Alar1c
WHAT A GAME RIP CARRYGAN
2019-09-01 19:12
#58
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Peru AgentLF
gg wp mouz :)
2019-09-01 19:13
Ropz chokes = gg then
2019-09-01 19:14
#66
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United States Strug
Damn good stuff to Karrigan. IMO mouz had hardest run of any team.
2019-09-01 19:16
2 replies
FaZe, vitality, liquid, north and navi(I think) Seeding shouldn’t be so bad that as a top 10 team you play only top 10 teams
2019-09-01 20:04
1 reply
#165
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Germany killmichi
Yeah really messed up Seeding system. I think they had potential for Semis
2019-09-02 15:34
imagine losing back to back overtimes in your last chance at playoffs stay mad
2019-09-01 19:16
#tlwin
2019-09-01 19:16
1 reply
The duck are you going to do Algeria ahahahaha
2019-09-01 20:05
luckid ftw so much luck unbelievable
2019-09-01 19:18
#74
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Czech Republic Argeras
So good game Sad for mouze That 1 sec id Karrigan would survive in ot :((( If ropz perform better mouze would won 2:0
2019-09-01 19:19
2 replies
Yeah 10 hp cz clutch from twistzz was on ropz. If it wasn't mouz could win mirage. But i think that mouz will improve a lot. These are all experience for them.
2019-09-01 19:26
1 reply
#177
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Czech Republic Argeras
I cant wait to see mouze again in action <333
2019-09-08 21:47
#79
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United States Reevengy
Good series, Well played Mouse, GL in the future.
2019-09-01 19:22
#82
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Qatar amega
N ncnxn
2019-09-01 19:26
#83
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Germany T1mS22
Totally unlucky and hardest seeding for mouse. Like at the FaceIT Major in London...
2019-09-01 19:26
#86
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Denmark Kon10R
Gentlemen ... You may wanna consider the extensive use of "EZ" for these top pro's. I don't recall a tournament with this amount of OT's. Ence actually has blown their opponents off the field, but everybody else has been fighting hard to get where they are. Great match btw, and congrats to Liquid!
2019-09-01 19:27
#88
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Argentina XaiDN
Karrigan top frager of mouz in 3 maps wow
2019-09-01 19:28
#91
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India avithour
Thanks for not choking.
2019-09-01 19:29
Good game from both teams. Was nail biting right to the end. Also friendly reminder that Liquid haven’t lost a bo3 on Lan since losing to Vitality in ECS ages ago. They might struggle in bo1, but bo3 and bo5 are where their deep map pool really shine. It would be foolish to write them off in the playoffs
2019-09-01 19:31
2 replies
Summit not ecs, liquid very nearly lost this 2-0 though
2019-09-01 20:06
1 reply
Yeah that was cs summit, my bad. Also I agree that this Liquid is definitely not the juggernaut 1 month ago. But Liquid have shown that they can adapt well in later stages. Besides, playing all 5 rounds of the Swiss stage may be a blessing in disguise for them, since they have more chance to fine tune their game and shake off the rustiness. Definitely excited for the playoffs. I’m cheering for Liquid to win this major :)
2019-09-01 20:40
karrigan>twistzz Statistically
2019-09-01 19:38
2 replies
2019-09-02 08:00
1 reply
1.18>1.04 Quik math
2019-09-02 13:40
#101
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Czech Republic Dur4ngo
Renegades to play off and mouz not cuz of fucking seeding
2019-09-01 19:40
NRG the only team this major to beat 3 new legends.
2019-09-01 19:43
mouz won this
2019-09-01 20:06
#121
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Austria El_Chap0
The 29th and 30th round was a classic karrigan call under pressure
2019-09-01 20:22
Bench trashJ pls
2019-09-01 20:33
Had mouz got any team worse than a top 1 it would be them who advances further
2019-09-01 20:45
yesterday they had to play bo3 against 2nd team in the world and today they had to play bo3 against 1st team in the world :DD:D:D:D:D::DD::D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:DDD:X:DD:D:D::DD::D:D:X:XDDDDZ::SA::D:D::DD GREAT FUCKING SEEDING
2019-09-01 20:46
gg wp for mouz
2019-09-01 21:54
karrigan top fragging.. u don't always see thattt...
2019-09-02 00:07
NA SEEDING LUL Liquid is so fucking lucky, hope Astralis Rape them Friday , honestly
2019-09-02 02:46
4 replies
brazil brain, they don't play tomorrow fuckhead
2019-09-02 02:47
3 replies
Friday u fucking blind wtf?
2019-09-02 02:49
1 reply
nice edit
2019-09-02 03:45
At least I have eyes Canadian homeboy
2019-09-02 02:52
#164
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Europe TheBucket
GG Liquid :-)
2019-09-02 15:33
1 reply
Luckquid and LULquid in the major playoffs as usual.
2019-09-28 12:43
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