Liquid take down G2 to advance to New York semis

Liquid have overcome G2 in a three-map series (Dust2 16-3, Inferno 17-19, Overpass 16-8) to top Group A and advance to the ESL One New York semi-finals.

After taking down ENCE earlier on the map, G2 once again picked Dust2 in Group A's winners' match against Liquid and got off to the better start on the CT side as François "AmaNEk" Delaunay and Lucas "Lucky" Chastang turned around a 2v5 situation.

Things quickly turned sour for the French side, however, as Liquid asserted dominance over the map, even winning several disadvantageous scenarios including two 2v4s featuring Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken, and didn't let G2 come back into contention with a massive 12-1 streak to end the half in convincing fashion. With Jake "Stewie2K" Yip converting the second pistol round with a triple, there was little hope for the Frenchmen as Liquid finished off the first map 16-3.

With Liquid on a nine-map winning streak on Inferno, it was difficult to imagine G2 having a chance in the series anymore, but with Lucky, Audric "JaCkz" Jug, and Kenny "kennyS" Schrub all putting up key multikills, their team was in a great spot at 7-0 on the CT side. The North American side finally put a round on the board in the eighth, but only with a last-second plant, and G2 immediately took over again as kennyS got a double opening on banana. As the half started to come to a close, Liquid found an answer with the last three rounds going their way thanks to an opening on B and a 1v2 clutch from Twistzz, which gave them some breathing room going over to the defense.

Although they lost their streak on Inferno, Liquid advanced to the semis

There, they added the second pistol round and an anti-eco win, but soon found themselves up against match point as they struggled to defend against full weaponry early on. G2 couldn't seem to finish off the map, however, losing round after round including a 5v3 advantage and a 1v1 situation, with Liquid stringing together the unthinkable 10 rounds in a row to take the second map to overtime.

Key entries from JaCkz and Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey gave G2 the opening two rounds and another chance to finally close the map presented itself when they added a third at the start of the second half, and two rounds later they did at 19-17, denying a scary 1v5 attempt from Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski.

When it came to Overpass, things were back to the dynamic from map one as Liquid racked up a massive lead on the offense, going up 9-0 after dominating early and Keith "NAF" Markovic and Nick "nitr0" Cannella closing a few rounds with clutches. G2 could only muster three in a row while the favorites came away with a 12-3 half, with nitr0 clutching his second 1v3 of the map on the way.

The sides switched and G2 gave themselves a chance with a pistol round victory, stringing five rounds together, but ultimately all it took was a clean A defense to swing the momentum back in the favor of Liquid, who did not delay the match any further with four in a row and a 16-8, 2-1 victory.

Matchpage
2
1
26th September 2019
France
16
Dust2
3
17
Inferno
19
16
Overpass
8
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 65 - 46 +19 85.6 1.34
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 64 - 51 +13 93.2 1.28
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 58 - 42 +16 79.4 1.28
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 54 - 47 +7 69.1 1.19
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 43 - 50 -7 60.2 0.95
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 62 - 61 +1 88.2 1.14
France Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky 56 - 61 -5 71.4 0.92
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 40 - 53 -13 62.1 0.91
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 43 - 58 -15 64.7 0.87
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 35 - 52 -17 57.4 0.73
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
609
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
France Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
529
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
France Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
623
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1253
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1584
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#8
device | 
Denmark bebm 
nitr0 elige 2v5
2019-09-27 03:27
#45
K1KA | 
Finland Kivekset 
Elige -7
2019-09-27 08:37
Elige bottom frag omegalul
2019-09-27 08:40
#9
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United States Trump2020KAG 
lets go liquid
2019-09-27 03:27
Astra vs Lulquid
2019-09-27 03:27
#11
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North America fernando_123 
*16-3 not 16-13
2019-09-27 03:27
#13
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United States Huxta 
EZ FOR LIQUID
2019-09-27 03:28
#14
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Portugal NabasKi 
Ez lul
2019-09-27 03:28
Haha first
2019-09-27 03:28
#16
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China SkywakerR 
g2 did good enough
2019-09-27 03:28
#38
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Ethiopia BlackBird101 
+1
2019-09-27 05:06
#48
fluke | 
France Urzqor 
Yes pretty good with a standin. They probably will lose against ENCE. They won't do the same mistake a second time ..
2019-09-27 08:49
#58
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China SkywakerR 
Let's see, I have hope on them
2019-09-27 15:32
#18
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United States me_0_major 
ez
2019-09-27 03:29
#savekennyS
2019-09-27 03:29
#20
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Peru AgentLF 
SOEZ4NITR0
2019-09-27 03:30
#21
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Expected, G2 looking decent, should at least make playoffs.
2019-09-27 03:32
#54
ZywOo | 
France Zywho 
No G2 will choke my friend
2019-09-27 13:19
Stewie2k not bottom fragging for once 😯😯
2019-09-27 03:33
#25
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
bot2k haha xD he's so bad though
2019-09-27 03:35
#27
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United States K1NGKY 
lmao....oh yeah a player that helped revive team liquid..helping them win the grand slam...helped c9 win the major...the only major winner on the team...but oh yeah so bad 🤷‍♂️
2019-09-27 03:37
+1
2019-09-27 05:04
#57
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
he is ... in any other team he'd be irrelevant. He's part of a system so that's a good thing but he isn't a good player by any means. He is not enough against a team like Astralis
2019-09-27 15:19
ikr hes so bad that kennyS cant even win him once on dust2 LMAO
2019-09-27 06:39
WHen did he got bottom frag on inferno and overpass lmao ? Those maps were all nitr0 and NAF btw
2019-09-27 05:39
Unlucky G2 that last round
2019-09-27 03:33
#26
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United States Nohj_10years 
16-3 not 16-13
2019-09-27 03:37
Liquid was going to win this. The most shocking thing is them losing on D2.
2019-09-27 03:37
#29
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United States GiantDays 
TL won a 2v5 by getting 1 kill lmao
2019-09-27 03:42
Liquid look a bit shaky,but still rolling.
2019-09-27 04:30
#34
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United States @FyreCS 
EZ4LIQUID
2019-09-27 04:32
nt g2
2019-09-27 04:42
still liquid cant defeat astralis in the coming match
2019-09-27 05:02
noice
2019-09-27 06:44
#43
tarik | 
Canada dengbruh 
Great to see luckys form coming back finally got some motivation
2019-09-27 06:55
G2 could do better on dust2, they had bad communication like on nuke against ENCE.
2019-09-27 08:44
#49
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Moldova AJollyDoge 
G2 winning a map that is not D2 Pog
2019-09-27 08:59
#59
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Netherlands PasscaLl 
G2 winning another map than D2 against Liquid :PogChamp: G2 losing D2 16-3 and winning the first 2 round of the game :NotLikeThis:
2019-09-27 15:34
Canadians carrying burgers. Expected.
2019-09-27 10:01
#51
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
That map 2 was embarrassing for liquid and annoying to all the 2-0 bettors :)
2019-09-27 11:11
#52
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Lebanon ryBBah 
As I always say, easy for the best team in the world! Early congratulations for winning ESL One New York. #Let'sGoLiquid #NAisTop1 #NACS>EUCS #TwistzzTop1Player
2019-09-27 12:26
pogchaaaamp
2019-09-27 13:04
damn havent seen elige bottom fragging in while
2019-09-27 14:40
#60
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United States Nohj_10years 
USA CHANT POG
2019-09-27 15:35
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