Liquid and Renegades pick up wins in ESL Pro League Group C openers

Liquid opened up Group C of ESL Pro League with a dominant 2-0 win over ATK, while a strong performance from Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage helped Renegades net a two-map victory of their own over Singularity.

Liquid kicked things off against ATK, who were selected alongside Singularity to fill the two spots in ESL Pro League Season 10 Americas that were left vacant following the disbanding of the Ghost and ex-Luminosity rosters.

The No. 2 team in the world made their presence on the server known early, responding to ATK's pistol win with a force-buy that saw Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski get a triple kill with the Deagle. Liquid moved up to a 3-1 scoreline before ATK were able to put up a trio of their own, but from there the match remained firmly in control of Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella and company as they only conceded a single round before closing the map 16-5.

NAF remained deathless on map two for eleven rounds

ATK fared no better on Liquid's pick of Dust2 as EliGE and Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic combined to help their side to a twelve-round spree to kick things off, with the latter player remaining deathless for the first eleven. ATK mustered two rounds towards the end of the half and added another pistol win to the board, but much like on Vertigo, were firmly locked out of any chance at a comeback as Liquid quickly closed things out 16-3.

Matchpage
2
0
15th October 2019
United States
16
Vertigo
5
16
Dust2
3
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
41 - 13 +28 100.0 1.70
34 - 19 +15 100.8 1.61
44 - 25 +19 108.6 1.54
34 - 23 +11 89.6 1.47
21 - 17 +4 56.0 1.00
 ATK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
22 - 34 -12 62.4 0.74
20 - 34 -14 65.1 0.67
19 - 36 -17 54.4 0.62
19 - 36 -17 57.3 0.60
16 - 35 -19 54.0 0.58

A strong performance from jks allowed Renegades to take a 7-1 lead on Inferno as their matchup against Singularity got underway. Collin "⁠wrath⁠" McSweegan helped his side to respond with four rounds to reduce the deficit, adding another quad kill to his tally to close out the half to leave Renegades leading 9-6. Multi-kill rounds from jks saw Renegades continue to further their lead following the side swap, leaving Singularity trailing despite multi-frag rounds from their players and an ace from wrath. The Australian side were up 15-8 before Singularity were able put another two rounds on the board, but four kills from jks on a pistol buy allowed for Renegades to close things out.

jks ended the series with an impressive 1.75 rating

jks' good form continued on Mirage, helping his team to a 4-1 start on their own map pick. Singularity were able to tie things up at 5-5, but the final five rounds of the half went the way of Renegades as the Australians posted a command 10-5 lead on the offense. A trio of rounds thanks to a pistol victory had Singularity narrow the gap between them and their opponents, but once Renegades had rifles in their hands, they once again commandeered control of the proceedings to once again to secure a second 16-10 victory.

Matchpage
2
0
15th October 2019
16
Inferno
10
16
Mirage
10
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
53 - 29 +24 118.1 1.75
41 - 38 +3 87.4 1.24
33 - 29 +4 70.9 1.17
38 - 32 +6 64.3 1.05
32 - 32 0 61.2 0.96
 Singularity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
45 - 31 +14 86.9 1.29
34 - 44 -10 73.5 0.91
30 - 38 -8 60.1 0.85
25 - 42 -17 64.5 0.79
26 - 43 -17 63.0 0.74

The standings for Group C now look as follows:

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1165
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
818
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1126
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
United States Collin 'wrath' McSweegan
Collin 'wrath' McSweegan
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
393
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.70
ez Renegades!!!!!! and go Liquid!!!!!!
2019-10-15 08:26
11 replies
ATK 8 rounds LUL
2019-10-15 08:53
8 replies
When the south africans realize they shouldve stuck together in bravado
2019-10-15 08:55
6 replies
They definitely should've sticked together, such a waste of resources to mess up 2 teams at once
2019-10-15 09:55
1 reply
ok
2019-10-15 13:16
org was out of money, would not have even been in the US if they didnt leave to go to denial
2019-10-15 13:26
3 replies
#37
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Oceania sergei_
I think he means the ex-Bravado lineup in a different org
2019-10-15 13:58
2 replies
At the time ATK was seen as a South African “superteam” since it mixed the best players from the two best teams.
2019-10-15 15:47
yea but detrony was never gonna stay with the team since his brother owns Bravado.
2019-10-15 18:49
And they won against MiBr and Sharks haha
2019-10-15 13:18
EASY FOR THE RENEGADES
2019-10-15 10:23
1 reply
YTB
2019-10-15 10:34
#2
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Reunion caMsTar_^
Yeah the boys
2019-10-15 08:25
#3
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Netherlands Beep_CSGO
Nice
2019-10-15 08:26
Hopefully liquid can play that well in T1 matches
2019-10-15 08:28
2 replies
"Hopefully"...
2019-10-15 08:31
#27
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Latvia Stivelis
No lol, arrogant team, they don't deserve to win
2019-10-15 10:27
#6
OK | 
Albania Edjon
-NAF btw LUL
2019-10-15 08:32
8 replies
- your real country btw LUL
2019-10-15 08:40
5 replies
#9
OK | 
Albania Edjon
???????? Reply needs to have actual content
2019-10-15 08:42
#38
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Australia Chereska
He didn't dis NAF, there was rumors that Liquid was going to kick him.
2019-10-15 14:05
3 replies
#41
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United States ScanDull
Rumors that had already been more than shot down by this point, so he's an idiot.
2019-10-15 15:24
2 replies
#44
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Australia Chereska
Kk, you know more than me
2019-10-15 16:12
I know that NAF's rumors about leaving Liquid is over, the guy who wrote that didnt know it
2019-10-15 20:46
#18
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Indonesia kanedip
NAF still better than autimatic lul
2019-10-15 09:07
1 reply
#43
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India X3pHyR
+1
2019-10-15 15:48
118 adr fucking hell lmao
2019-10-15 08:34
2 replies
He's so good even his last name is savage.
2019-10-15 10:05
1 reply
#45
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Indonesia kanedip
+1
2019-10-15 17:57
"The No. 1 team in the world" eh, so is HLTV admitting they are no. 1 or is this another mistake? just like when they changed it from Liquid having an era to having a "dominant run"
2019-10-15 08:45
5 replies
pro.eslgaming.com/worldranking/csgo/ They are still #1 in ESL ranking
2019-10-15 08:56
4 replies
yeah i know lol but its kinda weird seeing an HLTV writer acknowledging someone else's ranking over their own.
2019-10-15 09:03
2 replies
They actually changed it to No. 2 so yeah, it was a mistake after all
2019-10-15 09:04
Was just a typo, fixed within a minute of publishing. Nothing to do with other rankings.
2019-10-15 09:11
yeah i know lol but its kinda weird seeing an HLTV writer acknowledging someone else's ranking over their own.
2019-10-15 09:03
#12
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Hungary Glng
"The No. 1 team in the world" please fix
2019-10-15 08:53
Esl Ranking is only for there events and this year Liquid dominated most
2019-10-15 09:09
#21
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Lebanon ryBBah
Easy for the soon to be back-to-back ESL Pro League Champions, the true #1 team in the world Liquid! #Let'sGoLiquid #NAisTop1 #NACS>EUCS #TwistzzTop1Player #EligeTop2Player
2019-10-15 09:16
8 replies
Win against fucking ATK and celebrate LUL
2019-10-15 09:49
7 replies
Sad times for LULquid fans
2019-10-15 11:08
6 replies
Prolly not as sad as for NiP fans, they cant celebrate even wins vs tier5 teams :D #savef0rest
2019-10-15 13:15
5 replies
Didn't know Vitality was tier5, but sure.
2019-10-15 13:28
3 replies
2 replies
#39
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Argentina macrigato
hltv.org/matches/2336324/liquid-vs-grayh.. And you're retarded if you think Heroic is tier5 lol
2019-10-15 15:10
1 reply
1 win over liquid (and 1 over EG) is an obvious fluke, while you cant be sure about NiP ever. They losing to random MM nonames lol.
2019-10-16 17:09
Honestly we don't expect shit anyways so it's "fine"
2019-10-15 15:15
#26
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Germany Flachzange
YEAH THE BOYS
2019-10-15 10:24
#32
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United States Fr4nki3B
ATK vs Liquid was a massacre, made ATK look like straight noobs.. SMH!
2019-10-15 13:17
#48
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Germany Flachzange
theee boys
2019-10-16 09:29
naf restinpeperonis :c
2019-10-18 14:18
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