Liquid to ESL Pro League Finals over Renegades; ATK send Singularity to Relegation

Liquid have earned themselves a spot at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals following a two-map series win over Renegades, while ATK secured themselves a spot in the second group stage with a 2-1 victory over Singularity.

A USP-S quad kill from Jake "Stewie2K" Yip saw Liquid open things up on Renegades' pick of Mirage, but a response from Aaron "AZR" Ward and company allowed Renegades to fight back for four of their own to pull ahead. Control of the game quickly swapped hands once Liquid were on rifles however, with Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken and Nick "nitr0" Cannella helping their side dominate Renegades to only concede three rounds on the road to a 16-7 win.

Liquid are headed to Odense

A strong performance from Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski had Liquid continue their form from Mirage to take an early 6-0 lead on Inferno, but a fight back from the Australian side kept the two teams within one round of each other at halftime. Another pistol win following the side swap saw Liquid swiftly move up to a 13-7 scoreline before Renegades were able to reply, with the Australian squad winning five of the ensuing six rounds to reduce the deficit to 14-12. Back-to-back quad kills from EliGE was what shut down any final hopes of a comeback for the Australian side, with the 22-year-old ending the map with 32 frags to his name to help earn a 16-12 victory for his team.

Matchpage
2
0
17th October 2019
16
Mirage
7
16
Inferno
12
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 48 - 30 +18 93.8 1.44
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 38 - 32 +6 88.6 1.26
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 36 - 26 +10 75.1 1.26
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 31 - 29 +2 75.1 1.07
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 35 - 32 +3 71.9 1.06
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 31 - 37 -6 76.1 0.99
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 33 - 33 0 76.8 0.97
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 34 - 38 -4 66.6 0.93
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 27 - 41 -14 65.0 0.76
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 23 - 39 -16 54.0 0.68

Three kills from Sebastian "seb" Bucki aided Singularity to a 3-0 start on their own pick of Train, but heavy losses against the pistols of ATK left the economy of Skyler "Relyks" Weaver and company in shambles once ATK notched their first round. With control of the money and the momentum of the match in their hands, ATK fought back, pulling ahead 10-5 at the half thanks to multi-frag rounds from Aran "Sonic" Groesbeek and Ricky "floppy" Kemery. Singularity were able to tie things up with a five round spree to kick off the second half, but the AWP of Josh "oSee" Ohm combined with fragging from Sonic and floppy allowed ATK to take six rounds in a row and close out the map 16-10.

Sonic helped ATK take the series over the line

A pistol win for ATK to kick off Dust2 was immediately responded to with a force-buy from Singularity, who looked to get even after conceding their own map pick by taking nine of the next ten rounds. ATK were able to add a trio to their tally as the half drew to a close, keeping themselves competitive as this time it was Singularity who held a 10-5 lead at the half. Another six-round spree from ATK briefly gave Johnny "JT" Theodosiou and company the lead, but they were unable to hold on to it for long as Singularity responded in kind to swiftly push the series to a third map with a 16-11 win.

A 3-0 start for Singularity on the deciding map of Inferno was responded to by ATK, who were able to steal away the lead by fighting back for a 5-4 scoreline on the defense. Singularity found the key to their offense as they half neared its end, assuming a 9-6 lead as they swapped sides. A pistol victory gave ATK the momentum they needed to equalizing the score, taking seven straight rounds to surpass Singularity at 13-9. Multi-kill rounds from Relyks helped to keep his team in the running as they began clawing back, but a triple kill round from Ian "motm" Hardy with a MAC-10 saw ATK narrowly snatch away the win 16-14 to close out the series.

Matchpage
1
2
17th October 2019
United States
10
Train
16
16
Dust2
11
14
Inferno
16
 Singularity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Sebastian 'seb' Buckiseb 68 - 59 +9 86.9 1.20
United States Michael 'dapr' Gulinodapr 59 - 67 -8 88.4 1.03
United States Collin 'wrath' McSweeganwrath 53 - 52 +1 65.9 0.96
United States Skyler 'Relyks' WeaverRelyks 52 - 47 +5 60.2 0.94
United States Will 'dazzLe' LoafmandazzLe 41 - 61 -20 65.0 0.85
 ATK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' GroesbeekSonic 74 - 48 +26 92.1 1.43
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemeryfloppy 60 - 51 +9 84.4 1.18
South Africa Johnny 'JT' TheodosiouJT 57 - 55 +2 78.8 1.09
United States Josh 'oSee' OhmoSee 57 - 54 +3 62.8 0.97
United States Ian 'motm' Hardymotm 37 - 67 -30 54.7 0.69

The final standings for Group C are:

United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
532
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
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 Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
526
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
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
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
416
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy
Ian 'motm' Hardy
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
438
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.11
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
505
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Sebastian 'seb' Bucki
Sebastian 'seb' Bucki
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
549
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
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
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
#1
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Sri Lanka VuXn 
Ggs
2019-10-17 09:35
#2
Xyp9x | 
China Autumn7 
Wow
2019-10-17 09:36
nice
2019-10-17 09:36
#4
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Finland Empuito 
lol
2019-10-17 09:37
#5
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Israel geturlolon 
gz to atk, sing pls kick relyks so he can join a team thats as good as him
2019-10-17 09:37
#6
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Germany Flachzange 
I'm happy for ATK :))
2019-10-17 09:39
#7
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Russia ToughGuy 
Who cars tier4 group
2019-10-17 09:40
#45
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United States gingaaCS 
have you seen group D?
2019-10-17 16:36
#46
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Russia ToughGuy 
call me if navi lost one map to this shit teams
2019-10-17 16:57
#50
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Denmark bebm 
call me if navi beat liquid in a bo3 on lan omegalul
2019-10-17 17:08
#54
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Russia ToughGuy 
call me when lulquid won new navi
2019-10-17 17:39
#56
device | 
Denmark bebm 
call me when s1mple doesnt throw away an entire maps effort just to try and get a meaningless knife kill
2019-10-17 18:08
#57
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United States @FyreCS 
LUL +1
2019-10-17 18:13
#51
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United States PH4RMA 
Call me if Navi wins one tournament in 2019
2019-10-17 17:10
#55
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Russia ToughGuy 
call me when u'll check what they already won
2019-10-17 17:39
#58
device | 
Denmark bebm 
starseries omegalul no astralis no liquid no t1
2019-10-17 18:13
#59
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United States @FyreCS 
Nt Zeus
2019-10-17 18:14
#60
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Russia ToughGuy 
ahaha so many mad NA fanboys
2019-10-17 18:16
#70
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United States @FyreCS 
Pick one: >Navi top 10 team 2019 >Navi won trophy 2019
2019-10-18 17:09
#8
jks | 
Czech Republic yoshko1337 
Expected
2019-10-17 09:41
#9
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Australia eClipz-AU 
Renegades have work to do, some very soft CT on Mirage, Liquid pug styling with ease. Grat has a habit of repeeking and getting his head ripped off for it. Good effort by the Aussie lads though, Liquid is a great team
2019-10-17 09:41
0/8, the least retarded comment I've seen on hltv
2019-10-17 16:33
#10
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Australia |bruh| 
grat continues to be so disapointing man :/ you hate to see it
2019-10-17 09:53
his moustache is only thing that never disappoints
2019-10-17 10:14
#17
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Australia |bruh| 
true dat
2019-10-17 10:45
#23
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Australia Lon3wolf12 
Sadly.
2019-10-17 12:13
#11
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Kazakhstan dc7 
grayhound > liquid > renegades
2019-10-17 10:04
#21
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North America X3phyR 
Delusional kazhak spotted
2019-10-17 11:18
#31
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Albania Edjon 
baited american spotted
2019-10-17 12:57
#32
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United States broken1i 
ugly albino spotted
2019-10-17 13:16
#33
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Albania Edjon 
egoistic american spotted
2019-10-17 13:25
no achievements spotted
2019-10-17 13:51
#40
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Albania Edjon 
relevance to the point?
2019-10-17 15:43
#41
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World nakTriceps 
ECS Finals today, for juan and sinopssy!
2019-10-17 16:14
NT AUTOFAGS
2019-10-17 17:05
#53
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World nakTriceps 
Clean 2-0 for the Albanian bois.
2019-10-17 17:28
#12
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Lebanon ryBBah 
GGWP for Renegades and early congratulations to the #1 Team in the world for winning back-to-back ESL Pro League tournaments! #Let'sGoLiquid #NAisTop1 #NACS>EUCS #TwistzzTop1Player #EligeTop2Player
2019-10-17 10:07
Delusional
2019-10-17 10:14
Probably baiting, noone can be this dumb
2019-10-17 12:21
Yeah man, I hope he is baiting. Also I hate the beef between NA and EU, I'm from Eu but my favorite team is Liquid ( for the charisma )
2019-10-17 14:45
Any fans who think Liquid is #1 are delusional. Astralis is #1 and its a fact.
2019-10-17 17:06
#52
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United States PH4RMA 
This is the same type of guy who hates himself for being a white male in america
2019-10-17 17:16
Nah he is just not delusional like some of my other countrymen.
2019-10-17 19:29
well im not even white xd
2019-10-18 03:00
#65
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Australia CaZeR01 
Theres no clear #1 atm imo, the scene is so competetive atm
2019-10-17 23:34
motm vat doink menn
2019-10-17 10:22
#28
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United States ferric 
Rough map for him.. lol Anyone that has ever played league matches at any level has had one or more of these games happen to them. Its where youre so unconfident that you stop using normal guns (motm just bougjt mp9s and dropped his teammate the rifles) and you just keep getting timinged or every play you try to make fails and you feel like a useless bot.
2019-10-17 12:29
#42
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World nakTriceps 
'Anyone that has ever played league matches at any level has had one or more of these games happen to them." It´s not an excuse in this match mafriend. The match was against fckn Singularity. motm is used to play against these SNG players.
2019-10-17 16:16
#62
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United States ferric 
I never said it is an excuse, I just said that it does happen to people, even if they're used to playing another team.
2019-10-17 21:01
#63
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World nakTriceps 
It shouldn´t happens.
2019-10-17 21:07
#64
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United States ferric 
But it happens to even the best players in the world. EliGE can underperform, device can underperform, s1mple can underperform and Zywoo can underperform. They're not robots, they're humans, it's impossible to be perfect. Sometimes it just feels like everything goes wrong in a game.
2019-10-17 21:22
#66
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World nakTriceps 
They obviously could underperform, but not because felt the presure against players you already played a lot (motm´s case). He was bad, but it makes no sense it was because it was a tournament that he never participated.
2019-10-17 23:34
#16
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Norway flipflop 
- Gratisfaction + oskar
2019-10-17 10:40
+1 Godskar > Botisfaction
2019-10-17 17:07
#18
D0cC | 
CIS HelkerN 
Motm -30 wtf
2019-10-17 11:05
#19
SANJI | 
China zhongbai 
stupid motm the shit player
2019-10-17 11:16
#20
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Nepal ramann 
stewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
2019-10-17 11:16
#22
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Russia DeadFinger 
who tf is watching this shit?
2019-10-17 11:57
#25
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Australia 100T_TOP_100 
Holy fuck drop grat and pick up anyone who can scope in and click on people using awp please
2019-10-17 12:23
#26
shox | 
India iejesus 
Gratisfaction.....
2019-10-17 12:23
Glad for ATK! Had a good LUL at motm's shouting and swearing after several rounds that ATK managed to win across the series. Here's hoping they improve for the 2nd leg :)
2019-10-17 12:24
#37
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Canada CeeeD 
Congrats to ATK. South African CS:GO should be proud of your players. Keep it up!
2019-10-17 14:29
Indeed! Thanks a lot for the kind words :)
2019-10-18 06:15
My boy 2k is lookin good
2019-10-17 12:39
motm more like botm
2019-10-17 12:56
#34
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African Union mikecool 
Ggs pplz. Surprised to see atk best out singularity tho. That was unexpected xD
2019-10-17 13:50
#36
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United States ScanDull 
Honestly, Skyler (Relyks) has sorta been carrying most of the team on his momentum, with seb having some surprisingly exceptional performances as well, and wrath being very hit-or-miss, and that mixed in with everyone else's lackluster efforts is not enough. They only got so far with Liquid because Liquid wasn't quite feeling it and their focus was more on Renegades (who they went 2-0 against which just further goes to prove my point)
2019-10-17 14:25
#69
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African Union mikecool 
agreed, no complaints from me on that
2019-10-18 13:54
#39
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Russia mmmmmmajestic 
These foreign players should make some new team with Jks, Sonic etc.
2019-10-17 14:54
#43
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World nakTriceps 
South African carrying NA so hard.
2019-10-17 16:17
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