Liquid advance to group B lower bracket semi-final over North

Liquid keep their feet in DreamHack Masters Malmö after defeating North 2-1 in group B's lower bracket pairing.

The first round of group A lower bracket matches saw Liquid take on North, kicking off affairs on Inferno. The American favourites started their defensive campaign with a convincing pistol round, which saw a five-round follow-up immediately after. North posted their first round after a brisk A hit saw success, and gradually accrued rounds in a bid to lessen the developing deficit, witnessing a solid 1v2 clutch from Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye in the process. After limited success from their opponents, Liquid closed out the majority of remaining rounds in the first half, concluding with a 10-5 lead.

The Danish defence commenced CT-side efforts with zest, as a successful pistol round saw a further three converted shortly afterward. An AK-47 triple kill from Jakob "JUGi" Hansen concluded the string of consecutive rounds, and after a short three-round retaliation from Liquid, North were back on track, cruising to map point after a further six back-to-back successes. Nick "nitr0" Cannella's men were close to forcing overtime on their map pick, but faltered in round 30, allowing the Danes a 16-14 win on Inferno.

EliGE single-handedly ensured Liquid's lower bracket advancement

Mirage kicked off to a promising start for North, who converted the first two rounds of the map on the CT side. Keith "NAF" Markovic turned the tide for his team in round three, securing a Krieg triple kill, which proved to be the catalyst for a momentum swap. Liquid proceeded to persistently dismantle the defence, with only two additional rounds going in the favour of the Danish quintet by the end of the initial half at 12-4.

Nicklas "gade" Gade and company secured a consecutive pistol round on the offense as well, but in line with the initial half were unable to develop presence off the back of it. This proved to be a costly setback for the Danes, as Liquid were given enough space to secure map point, while a further eight rounds were needed for overtime. Only three of eight were converted as it subsequently emerged, forcing the final map of the series after a strong 16-10 victory for Liquid.

aizy was the X-factor on Inferno, ensuring map one with a 1.23 rating

Dust2 saw Liquid roll on with the inspiration accrued from Mirage, as two successful rounds were secured off the get-go. North stunted the defence's development with rifles in hand, going on to assume a single-round lead as a result of their momentum heist. Round six was a pivotal point in map three, as it was from this moment that Liquid were able to find consistency in their defence. Two prolonged strings of four and five rounds, respectively, were split with but a single victory from North's offense, yielding the American squad a dominant 11-4 first half.

A repeat of the pistol round dynamic from the first half was seen, whereby North managed to snatch the ball from the hands of Liquid's offense, but were unable to use it to much effect. Having secured two rounds, the Danes conceded just as much to allow map point to their opponents. A successful A long hit left North at a two man disadvantage, and the team was unable to recuperate from the loss, conceding Dust2 on a 6-16 note.

Matchpage
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 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 51 - 52 -1 66.8 1.02
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 53 - 54 -1 74.2 1.01
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 49 - 54 -5 69.4 0.90
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 38 - 49 -11 57.5 0.81
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 36 - 57 -21 57.9 0.74
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 75 - 47 +28 107.2 1.56
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 61 - 47 +14 78.6 1.22
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 44 - 45 -1 71.8 1.08
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 47 - 45 +2 59.9 0.98
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 39 - 43 -4 55.8 0.92
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
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
643
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
875
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
PepeLaugh AND THEN PepeLaugh 👉 AND THEN NA SAID PepeLaugh 💦 "WE ARE THE BEST REGION" PepeLaugh WITH THEIR 1 MAJOR PepeLaugh 👉 AGAINST EU'S 12 MAJORS PepeLaugh IMAGINE BEING FROM NA AND TO THINK THAT PepeLaugh 💦 EVEN BR HAS MORE PepeLaugh 👉 OH NO NO NO PepeLaugh 💨
2019-10-02 15:02
#4
Krad | 
Vietnam Furyyyyy 
switch flairs, peasants
2019-10-02 15:03
gay HUNDEN so bad at cs u can uninstall the game for me plz
2019-10-02 15:06
#29
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Brazil Pr_Medici 
EZ for the greatest team in CS GO history
2019-10-02 15:10
Elige is on fire though
2019-10-02 16:31
WHAT YOU MEAN GOD HUNDEN GOAT OF VALVE
2019-10-02 17:05
Wheelchair nrth
2019-10-02 15:03
#11
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United States Schafer 
Nice 👍
2019-10-02 15:03
#32
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United States JvvR 
oh no the twitch 12 year olds are branching to HLTV
2019-10-02 15:11
Fakeflagging Dane expected
2019-10-02 15:12
nt MIBR_IS_OVERRATED
2019-10-02 15:53
Can’t wait for NA to take the next ones too
2019-10-02 16:13
#57
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United States @FyreCS 
Are you retarded or are you brain dead???
2019-10-02 16:40
#58
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Canada CeeeD 
I presume that Both could be applied for this thing
2019-10-02 16:50
He's MIBR_IS_OVERRATED which explains it
2019-10-02 22:33
#83
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United States @FyreCS 
Why he always do this men))))))))))
2019-10-04 01:08
#2
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Pakistan bitchassmf 
ez
2019-10-02 15:03
Wtf men(((
2019-10-02 15:03
#5
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Germany ToiletShitter 
North biggest waste of money in csgo history
2019-10-02 15:04
+1
2019-10-02 15:03
Made in Brasil
2019-10-02 15:04
#31
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Germany ToiletShitter 
They’re at least marketable and can win some random tier 4 LANs. Wheelchair North is just a waste of a tournament spot everywhere they go.
2019-10-02 15:10
That's what you get when you kick the DHopen mastermind MSLegend
2019-10-02 16:08
#62
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Germany ToiletShitter 
They were trash with him too.
2019-10-02 17:12
Atleast they used to win some t2 events back then
2019-10-03 15:57
Are you baiting? Because taking a map off from the #1 ranked team has no value? mature up plz
2019-10-02 17:15
#64
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Germany ToiletShitter 
Stop counter baiting. Mature up please
2019-10-02 17:32
#66
fer | 
Brazil _Awper 
Faze fan telling someone to mature up... KKKKKKKKKK
2019-10-02 20:31
You forgot about MIBR and HR, but yeah, North deserve top-3 for sure
2019-10-02 15:09
#67
fer | 
Brazil _Awper 
mibr merchandise probably makes more money than any team tho
2019-10-02 20:33
#7
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Elige insane
2019-10-02 15:03
North is the worst team i've watched since a long time..
2019-10-02 15:03
they just took a map vs the world's current no. 1 ranked team. get your head straight.
2019-10-02 15:07
So did Optic, so did G2 with kicked played and a standin. Doesn't mean they aren't shit, because LULquid is shit as well
2019-10-02 15:10
north is not one of the best teams, no... but to say it's the worst team seen in a long time is an exaggeration
2019-10-02 15:11
As a team, this is the worst I've seen personally.
2019-10-02 15:13
I guess you're just only watching pretty high level CS
2019-10-02 15:13
Ofc.
2019-10-02 15:13
U forgot hellraisers
2019-10-02 21:12
Watch NA quickly change their flairs back to Team Liquid LUL
2019-10-02 15:04
I didn't see a single flair change
2019-10-02 15:13
Nah, I hope these fucking plastic fans stick with ELUL Geniuses. LULQUID > ELUL Geniuses.
2019-10-02 16:51
ELUL lmfao
2019-10-02 21:13
#74
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Canada Michaelides 
EGARBAGE
2019-10-02 22:35
can agree, imagine getting last place in Malmo and ur fans blame it on jetlag while Astralis are undefeated, and Liquid are still in the tournament.
2019-10-03 01:09
#76
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Canada Michaelides 
Well, tbf, Astralis are A LOT more experienced in these kinds of experiences. You have to cut them some slack, but it still is ridiculous going out last after NY victory. You could also argue that Astralis got easier opponents.
2019-10-03 01:11
fair enough. the only proper argument that these EG fans could come up with though is that jet lag affects each person differently.
2019-10-03 01:12
grayhound and mouz = tough opponents kkkkkkkk grayhound tier 9000000 trash who only goes to majors because asian qualifiers are so easy and mouz is overrated trash that is tier 2 at best, about as good as N OMEGALUL RTH
2019-10-03 06:34
#80
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Canada Michaelides 
Compare Astralis' teams to EG's teams.
2019-10-03 08:07
Elige top3
2019-10-02 15:04
#18
shox | 
India iejesus 
1*
2019-10-02 15:06
#44
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Canada herocoolzzz 
nice name XDDDD
2019-10-02 15:26
#14
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Japan eternaL_ 
Elige GOD!
2019-10-02 15:05
#15
fer | 
India XCCUR8 
EliGOD....
2019-10-02 15:05
#16
shox | 
India iejesus 
elige top 1
2019-10-02 15:06
Wont be missed north
2019-10-02 15:06
elige god
2019-10-02 15:07
"singlehandedly" xaaaaxaxaxaxa sure
2019-10-02 15:08
#40
Xyp9x | 
Europe Ynnh0jDK 
elige god with 4 bots xd
2019-10-02 15:16
elige and nitr0 2v8 tbh
2019-10-03 06:35
well done by north to take a map away from liquid
2019-10-02 15:08
#25
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Austria gex0r 
Danish shuffle incoming
2019-10-02 15:09
#26
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Norway LeTankT34 
wate of spot
2019-10-02 15:09
#27
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Norway LeTankT34 
waste of spot
2019-10-02 15:09
#28
 | 
Europe Skraj 
Can't remember the last time North did something noteworthy
2019-10-02 15:09
Elige Top 2 2019
2019-10-02 15:12
#41
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Finland renge 
top 1
2019-10-02 15:17
Zywoo
2019-10-02 21:13
-Jugi, - gade. +k0nfig, +msl
2019-10-02 15:22
#43
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Germany L1lK1M 
North can only plan inferno....
2019-10-02 15:22
#45
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Denmark Johns3n 
The only way North can start winning again, is if they STOP building a team around their stupid expensive purchase that is Kjaerbye.. Get him out and replace him with a team player.
2019-10-02 15:29
#46
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Latvia tibr0 
elige g0d
2019-10-02 15:31
#47
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United States RoadSoda 
need a better performance from Twistzz and Stewie2k
2019-10-02 15:33
#48
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France DesmondHumes 
Team Elige
2019-10-02 15:35
You are lucky that you’re showing a G2 flair instead of Vitality.
2019-10-02 16:56
Imma say it anyway since he is french "Team Zywoo"
2019-10-02 21:14
North are bots
2019-10-02 15:52
GODliGE carry as always
2019-10-02 15:54
#55
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World LeviathaNz 
Holy shit, aizy looks like shit at the moment, what happened to him ?
2019-10-02 16:23
#81
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New Zealand Reubydoobydoo 
Joined north and it aged him 20 years
2019-10-03 11:12
N♿rth strikes again
2019-10-02 19:10
Elige's god like performance. Damn
2019-10-02 21:15
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