Liquid overcome mousesports; to play Astralis for semi-final spot

With a 2-1 victory over mousesports in the upper-bracket semi-final of group B, Liquid have secured themselves a place in the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals playoffs.

Despite travel woes which saw Liquid arrive in Odense just a couple of hours before their first game of the tournament, the North Americans managed to earn a playoff spot with victories over North and mousesports. Tomorrow, Liquid will be playing Astralis in the group B upper-bracket final, with a semi-final spot on the line.

On the other hand, mousesports are relegated to the lower bracket of group B, where they will have to outplace Renegades, G2, and ATK if they wish to reach the playoffs.

Liquid will once again face Astralis, with playoff spots already secured for both sides

Following a close pistol round that went Liquid's way, the North American side grabbed a hold of the game on the CT side of Nuke, mousesports map pick. Nick "nitr0" Cannella and co. looked untouchable as they claimed an 8-0 lead before Robin "ropz" Kool broke the deadlock with a triple. However, mousesports struggled to do much after that, ending the half with merely three rounds.

After half-time mousesports secured the CT pistol, but no momentum or economy was built as 1v2 clutches from Keith "NAF" Markovic and Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken swung things back in Liquid's favor, allowing them to close out the map 16-5.

ropz's inspired performance wasn't enough for a mouz victory

After mousesports' pick of Nuke backfired, the action moved to Vertigo, where the European side started on the defense. With a force-buy victory, Finn "karrigan" Andersen and co. grabbed a 3-1 lead, but the tables turned when full buys came in as NAF spearheaded Liquid's six-round streak (7-3).

With three defuses in a row, the European side salvaged the half, finishing just one round behind, quickly grabbing a lead after initial success on the offense (11-8). Liquid fought back, but ultimately couldn't stop the offenses of ropz and David "frozen" Čerňanský, who helped mousesports stay in the series with a 16-12 victory on Vertigo.

Dust2 was left to decide the victor, where Liquid was the more convincing side in the first half. The North Americans lost the pistol but still ran up a strong lead on the CT side, 10-5, with ropz's pistol heroics after the switch keeping mousesports in the game. Big individual rounds from Özgür "woxic" Eker, Chris "chrisJ" de Jong, nitr0 and frozen then followed, with mousesports holding on to momentum throughout. The score was 13-13 when Liquid won a pistol-armor buy which helped them finally close out the map 16-14 and claim the series 2-1.

Matchpage
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2
4th December 2019
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Nuke
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16
Vertigo
12
14
Dust2
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 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 67 - 48 +19 85.8 1.25
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 59 - 59 0 80.6 1.03
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 49 - 52 -3 70.4 1.00
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 41 - 55 -14 60.6 0.82
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 39 - 62 -23 63.8 0.80
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 59 - 47 +12 80.0 1.21
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 63 - 55 +8 91.5 1.19
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 54 - 51 +3 76.7 1.11
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 49 - 50 -1 66.3 0.98
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 51 - 52 -1 62.7 0.97
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1225
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
757
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
678
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1494
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1569
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
947
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
769
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
#1
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Spain Granjero 
Fluke win for Liquid! Guess Astralis has to take out the trash once again, huh? 😎
2019-12-04 22:39
n1 😎👍
2019-12-04 22:33
#9
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Spain Granjero 
ty 🤭
2019-12-04 22:33
yes!
2019-12-04 22:38
😞 mens)))
2019-12-04 22:42
men that loss was heart breaking
2019-12-04 22:43
Atleast they made it to the play offs and are fighting safely for a semi final spot. Liquid will never give up and that's why they're still in the upper bracket right now and didnt't even lose to North right after they landed. Liquid vs Astralis is just 50% luck because they're both #1 and #2
2019-12-05 06:57
#66
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Australia Artikle13 
Imagine saying 2nd best team in the world is trash, while beeing spanish with no scene and beeing fanboy for t10000 team.
2019-12-05 08:02
#70
Frankie | 
Denmark cApz_ 
Looks like Liquid are 3rd best and not 2nd? Imagine saying that and think OG team would be something...
2019-12-05 09:02
He's a German fakeflagger
2019-12-05 09:19
#73
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Spain Granjero 
I'm not Spanish
2019-12-05 11:06
#72
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Greece her-1g 
well i wouldnt call liquid trash. they consistently are a top5 team the last years.
2019-12-05 10:01
#2
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Australia urmumsurdad 
Let’s go
2019-12-04 22:32
#34
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Canada Herodionus 
Another Astralis vs Liquid final? Sign me up
2019-12-04 22:55
#3
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United States CaliNinja 
GG
2019-12-04 22:32
#4
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Canada dennek 
nt boiz we will see liquid at semis
2019-12-04 22:33
GG!! Thought it was a repeat of ESL NY 2018 for a second ;D
2019-12-04 22:33
#7
SANJI | 
Turkey KebabBoi 
Ez Liquid
2019-12-04 22:33
#21
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Poland LeNootNoot 
The scoreline would disagree with it being ez
2019-12-04 22:41
#75
SANJI | 
Turkey KebabBoi 
İn match they were dominant.
2019-12-05 14:52
#8
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Netherlands byznavy 
Liquid now astralis sucks for mouz
2019-12-04 22:33
#10
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Belgium therealV1c 
bruh why astralis NotLikeThis
2019-12-04 22:33
#11
woxic | 
Turkey Duff1N 
Sad for ropz. So close.
2019-12-04 22:33
Nt
2019-12-04 22:33
#13
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
LOL botSPORTS
2019-12-04 22:33
It wasn't easy at all for flukequid
2019-12-04 22:45
#36
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
BotJ
2019-12-04 23:01
#40
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United States ^JayK 
BenchJ
2019-12-04 23:14
Karrigan and chrisj...
2019-12-04 22:35
#16
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Finland Smoonah 
Liquid overcome Mousesports; To lose to Astralis in Semi-final spot.
2019-12-04 22:35
Can Liquid still make it to the finals or are the playoffs single-elimination
2019-12-04 23:54
#17
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Indonesia Journeast 
Liquid against Astralis is such a classic game
2019-12-04 22:35
so close yet so far away
2019-12-04 22:37
#19
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Netherlands meneertjesem 
RIP
2019-12-04 22:38
#20
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Lebanon ryBBah 
GGEZ!!! This was one of the easiest series for Liquid! Tomorrow we shall destroy the team that lives in our shadow! #Let'sGoLiquid #NAisTop1 #NACS>EUCS #TwistzzTop1Player #EligeTop2Player
2019-12-04 22:39
#24
NAF | 
India FosFate 
Bruh, Elige > NAF > Twistzz
2019-12-04 22:43
Bait?
2019-12-04 22:46
> lives in our shadow > #1 ranking Pick one
2019-12-04 22:47
#30
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Denmark fggb 
Mouz threw it away, Astralis will destroy Chokequid tomorrow.
2019-12-04 22:50
Sad and undeserved
2019-12-04 22:45
How's it undeserve if Mouz has 2 players who literally went -14 and -23 meanwhile liquid only had 2 players go -1. I mean if anything chrisj or karrigan gotta go and just have one designate IGL meanwhile adding a player who can actually frag Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong 41 - 55 -14 60.6 0.82 Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen 39 - 62 -23 63.8 0.80
2019-12-04 23:04
PLEASE STOP CHOOSING VERTIGO WTF
2019-12-04 22:45
#31
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
"Liquid overcome moussports; to get raped by Astralis in semi-final" there, fixed the title for you, mr. Professeur
2019-12-04 22:50
#41
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Poland Lukovsky 
they are playing for a spot in the semis, not in the semis you mongoloid
2019-12-04 23:15
#42
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
Yeah yeah, mistyped. How much for a toilet cleaning, btw?
2019-12-04 23:18
#43
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Poland Lukovsky 
not mistyped, you're simply a fucking moron who tried to be funny and failed like your mother when she spread her legs
2019-12-04 23:20
#44
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
lmao, try harder, butthurt lulquid fanboy. I actually mistyped, trying to be funny, as you said, but hey, whatever makes you happy ps: no offense, but your english grammar sucks harder than your mommy
2019-12-04 23:25
#45
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Poland Lukovsky 
said the mongoloid who can't tell the difference between group stage and playoffs go help your whore mother make a few bucks, she's really working overtime
2019-12-04 23:29
+1
2019-12-04 23:32
#47
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
By the time I was watching pro scene and tournaments, most likely you were wearing diapers, you poor baboon. Don't worry about my mom, worry about your gypsy family instead, I'm pretty sure a good part of it sleeps many nights on an empty stomach, judging by your flag
2019-12-04 23:38
#48
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Poland Lukovsky 
classic 'I've been here for 20 years you fucking noob' sure, whatever makes you happy. Now go and suck that cock, your mother really needs your help
2019-12-04 23:40
#50
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
Have fun behind your computer while it lasts, keyboard warrior. In a few years, you'll end up cleaning toilets in some german restaurant, like most of the baboons from your country does Ps: when it happens, pm me. Imma hit you back with a generous offer
2019-12-04 23:49
#51
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Poland Lukovsky 
You really are an ungrateful child. Your mother works overtime sucking all those muslim cocks and you're here posting shit instead of helping her. Now, be a good boy and get on your knees.
2019-12-04 23:50
#53
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
Don't forget to brush your teeth before you hop in to your way to Germany, baboon. We don't like the toilet smell around here
2019-12-04 23:58
#54
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Poland Lukovsky 
No wonder you're ashamed of your real flag. I would be too if I had to suck all those muslim cocks. Have fun seeing your family raped.
2019-12-05 00:01
#55
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
You're the living proof that a human is able to reach an age and even learn how to use the internet with the average iq of a dog, you pathetic midget
2019-12-05 00:08
#56
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Poland Lukovsky 
Seems you and your family were already raped. Don't worry, allah will make it up for you.
2019-12-05 00:10
#57
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
Judging by your jokes (or insults wannabes), you don't really seem to have any friends, do you?
2019-12-05 00:13
#58
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Poland Lukovsky 
Just embrace your new rape culture, it will get better over time. Remember, allah will reward you in the afterlife.
2019-12-05 00:14
#59
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
Yet, you and your kind still crave for a chance to slip into Germany, just so you can afford something to eat
2019-12-05 00:17
#60
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Poland Lukovsky 
Keep talking about things totally unrelated to me, great comeback. Now, be a good boy and suck that muslim cock. I know you like it.
2019-12-05 00:19
#68
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United States Nohj 
tf is wrong with u
2019-12-05 08:16
#69
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
stay out of it, 16yo. im speaking the truth here
2019-12-05 08:57
Jokesports
2019-12-04 22:52
#33
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United States EUIRRELEVANT 
Another easy win for NA over irrelevant washed up EU
2019-12-04 22:54
#49
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Poland rude_wredne 
dem baits
2019-12-04 23:45
#35
zonic | 
Denmark Quientus 
Child, please
2019-12-04 23:00
astralis GOAT
2019-12-04 23:04
#39
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Liquid vs Astralis? Just hand the victory to Astralis already...
2019-12-04 23:04
#61
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Ethiopia BlackBird101 
ResidentSleeper
2019-12-05 00:35
#62
ropz | 
China jakailai 
NT mouz. I once thought it would be a straight 2-0 after the first half of map2. But finally it was so close. Really happy to see mouz guys becoming so robust.
2019-12-05 01:37
Unlucky mouz
2019-12-05 02:42
good game
2019-12-05 04:47
unlucky, i just wanna watch mouz vs. astralis, to see if karrgian's new team could beat his old one :(
2019-12-05 08:08
#74
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Denmark phyko 
n1
2019-12-05 11:14
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