fnatic secure semi-final spot in Odense as Liquid fall short

fnatic are through to the last-four stage of the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals after taking down Liquid in convincing fashion.

Three seasons later, fnatic are back in the semi-finals of a Pro League event after a masterclass performance against Liquid. For the North Americans it was simply the case of one step forward and two steps back as they gave a disappointing account of themselves against a team they had beaten less than a week ago in the semi-finals of ECS Season 8, with Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski looking like the only player who decided to show up for the team today.

The veto itself was exactly the same as the one in Arlington, and the match, too, began in the same way as fnatic ran rampant on Overpass. But this time around there would be no magical comeback from Liquid, who were outfought and outplayed by a fnatic side that is looking better after every match in Odense after being trounced by Evil Geniuses in their opening game. In the semi-finals, the Swedes will take on Natus Vincere in the first clash between the two sides since April, with both teams having since made two changes to their roster.

fnatic got off to a dream start on Overpass as they grabbed a commanding lead early on despite losing the pistol round. A successful Galil force buy marked the beginning of a dominant period from the Swedes, who ran all over the Liquid defense and were able to operate freely on the map and pull off late executes.

Eight rounds into the game, three of Liquid's players still had just one frag to their name, but after calling a tactical pause they finally put their foot down to hold back the Swedes and bring the deficit to a minimum, with EliGE leading the team's comeback efforts with 17 frags and a 114 ADR.

fnatic move on to the semi-finals at Liquid's expense

Now playing on the CT side, fnatic further added to their lead as Jesper "JW" Wecksell and Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin wreaked havoc in A. Liquid still tried to get back in the game and twice brought the deficit to two rounds, but there was no stopping the Swedish side. A trio of Maikil "Golden" Selim frags, followed by a quad kill from JW with a MAG7, sent the Odense crowd into raptures and broke the Liquid players, who would watch the Swedes secure the map on the back of a triple kill spraydown from Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson just a few rounds later.

Inferno began in the same manner as the previous map as Liquid failed to capitalize on a pistol round victory, with fnatic taking advantage of that momentum to carve out a 3-1 lead. After getting their economy stabilized, the North Americans put together a string of rounds and retook the lead, but the rest of the half was all about fnatic as the Swedes kept their defense tight.

Liquid had yet more torture to endure as their push down mid in the pistol round failed to bear any fruits. Their force buy couldn't make a dent in fnatic's armor but they were able to get keep the Swedes at bay for a while once they had money in the bank. However, a stunning 2v4 clutch from Brollan and KRIMZ broke Liquid's economy and turned the tide back in fnatic's favour, with the Swedes going to win the next two rounds en route to a convincing victory.

Matchpage
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6th December 2019
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Overpass
11
16
Inferno
8
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 48 - 29 +19 95.0 1.48
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 43 - 25 +18 91.5 1.42
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 33 - 27 +6 75.7 1.12
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 32 - 29 +3 67.8 1.09
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 30 - 31 -1 64.5 1.04
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 44 - 37 +7 94.0 1.23
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 27 - 39 -12 65.6 0.86
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 24 - 36 -12 62.2 0.77
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 26 - 35 -9 55.7 0.75
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 20 - 39 -19 46.3 0.55

More to follow...

Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
605
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1209
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
582
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1402
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1631
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
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Germany m16r_Bra71l 
STEVE2K WHY SO QUIET KEKW NA MALDING KEKW EU >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> NA
2019-12-06 18:51
trash2k
2019-12-06 18:52
GODden
2019-12-06 18:52
#33
s1mple | 
Romania OMW 
Stewieeeeeeeeeee no wooooooooos tonight!
2019-12-06 18:54
Awwww I missed stewies girly scream :( STEW WHY SO QUIET?
2019-12-06 19:00
#63
YEBAH | 
CIS TJMadd 
He's got a brollan's dick stuck in his mouth
2019-12-06 19:07
B A L L S D E E P
2019-12-06 19:22
#118
cArn | 
Sweden cArn@dSn 
Your username hurt my eyes
2019-12-06 21:41
sorry, which country is speaking?
2019-12-06 22:20
Your username hurts my eyes
2019-12-06 22:42
Your username hurts my eyes
2019-12-07 17:35
#13
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United States Tyler_Durden 
ez
2019-12-06 18:52
#16
ropz | 
Brazil wololo10 
Hope they finally kick him
2019-12-06 18:52
+1 team destroyer
2019-12-07 14:50
#32
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Spain Granjero 
EAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASY
2019-12-06 18:54
#47
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Germany m16r_Bra71l 
So einfach 😎
2019-12-06 18:58
#88
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
+1
2019-12-06 19:41
Stewie2shit
2019-12-06 19:00
sIT tHe fUcK dOwN
2019-12-06 19:08
its about nitro awp not stewie
2019-12-06 19:34
LOOOOOLOLOLLOLLLL🤣🤣🤣😂🤣
2019-12-06 19:40
#111
NAF | 
Other oxy333221 
It wasn't stewie. His stats is average.
2019-12-06 20:53
#112
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
27-39 -12 0.86 is average? Lol.
2019-12-06 20:54
#114
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Vietnam Mraatos 
In a match where they got 2-0 getting only 19 rounds yeah that's not average it's beyond it
2019-12-06 21:13
#116
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
It's still not average. It's his fault aswell as the other 3 who played like shits fault. Elige still stepped up. Justify his stats being shit in a bo3 cuz they lost it. Ridiculous, he's always shit.
2019-12-06 21:29
#120
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Bulgaria CHAPOLE! 
Silver
2019-12-06 22:16
#126
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
Flag checks out
2019-12-06 23:03
#2
oskar | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
NA CS hahaha, gj fnatic
2019-12-06 18:51
Nitro 7 kills
2019-12-06 18:55
#3
Brollan | 
Sweden skioos 
EZ FOR FNATIC
2019-12-06 18:52
#4
apEX | 
France Alochai 
Expected stats from Stewie2k, no NAF carry no Liquid win.
2019-12-06 18:53
#5
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Denmark QBE_ 
NA CS LUL
2019-12-06 18:52
#6
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Poland Archasi 
GZ Fnatic! Liquid shows instability once again.
2019-12-06 18:52
#7
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Europe dan1elsen 
NA so quiet
2019-12-06 18:52
Great job Fnatic!
2019-12-06 18:52
#9
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Brazil gtaube 
Team Choke hahahahah NA CS
2019-12-06 18:52
NA CS LUL
2019-12-06 18:52
Fnatic ♥️
2019-12-06 18:52
Ayy
2019-12-06 18:52
EZ KATKA
2019-12-06 18:52
#18
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Sweden axelious 
NOISE!
2019-12-06 18:52
#133
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Sweden Svahn 
LOUD NOISES!!
2019-12-07 01:59
too ez
2019-12-06 18:52
Wtf
2019-12-06 18:52
Scandinavian cs too stronk! Gg wp
2019-12-06 18:52
#23
gla1ve | 
Asia Aragis 
fnatic hardly even celebrated. Brollan looked bored.
2019-12-06 18:53
everyone that ever doubted golden, how stupid do you feel rn?
2019-12-06 18:53
#44
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United States PP_Bizon 
Everyone who doubted him had good reason to, it's good to see golden learn from his past experiences though
2019-12-06 18:55
No they didn't. He owned in fnatic, left, came back and owned again. There was really nothing to doubt.
2019-12-06 19:01
#73
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United States PP_Bizon 
Mainly his performance in C9 fnatic performance before C9 was good
2019-12-06 19:13
C9 was an unstable team with a wishwash mux of players coming and leaving. I don't it's fair or good analytical skills to evaluate him on his time in c9 imo
2019-12-06 19:43
#94
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United States PP_Bizon 
While that's true, you can't completely ignore around a year's gap between fnatic. I think the conditions in C9 were pretty shit, with the best roster shown being during katowice 2019, when golden wasn't there. However it is fair to judge a little, C9 was probably a great learning experience for him too, and possibly good motivation.
2019-12-06 19:47
#127
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Europe w1ntermu7e 
He wasn't even IGL in c9
2019-12-06 23:08
#130
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United States PP_Bizon 
Thought he was, might be wrong though
2019-12-07 00:05
#139
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Europe w1ntermu7e 
No, it was confirmed a few weeks ago that he wasn't l..he just coudnt call fluently in game in English IDK why they brought them to C9
2019-12-07 11:31
#140
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United States PP_Bizon 
Didn't know that, wtf was he doing there then
2019-12-07 13:20
+1 hes been very good recently and the team synergy is so much better with him
2019-12-06 18:56
#79
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France SmallJumP 
I wasn't a huge fan of him, but I have to admit the progress of the team since he came back. Gz fnatic
2019-12-06 19:25
#96
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United Kingdom KainZ 
THIS +1 was stupid to get rid of him
2019-12-06 19:49
#98
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India kaymaS 
Forgive me lord for i have sinned
2019-12-06 19:57
#110
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Pakistan XtraticX 
Very funny
2019-12-06 20:47
NA CS KKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-12-06 18:53
GO FNATIC
2019-12-06 18:53
Deserved
2019-12-06 18:53
So EZ for Sweden, about time other countries in the EU stepped up against the NA bots
2019-12-06 18:53
#29
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Argentina Chief02 
oof nt
2019-12-06 18:53
#30
s1mple | 
Poland Roxin 
:C
2019-12-06 18:53
#31
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Flukequid so bad axaxaxa
2019-12-06 18:54
please save elige lol
2019-12-06 18:54
#36
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India ROFLaala 
successgul
2019-12-06 18:55
#37
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Sweden GeT_CoRrEcT 
Fnatic is here to stay
2019-12-06 18:55
EliGE elo hell
2019-12-06 18:55
Loved seeing fnatic show their talent. Much better performance than the last against liquid. Never let them in the game
2019-12-06 18:55
#41
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Denmark Notallama 
fnatic looks kinda scary.. Krimz is rekkin and even senor VAC is back
2019-12-06 18:55
ez for s1mple
2019-12-06 18:55
Very ez hahahahahaahhaha
2019-12-07 21:31
lol -GuardiaN +xsepower or any cis awper ez for navi next time
2019-12-07 22:03
Liquid needs to kick someone, its not going back to the top like this.
2019-12-06 18:55
#52
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Sweden axelious 
Kicking someone would be a 50/50 take of bouncing back or free fallin
2019-12-06 19:00
Silence-12K, nice play .d
2019-12-06 18:56
N1
2019-12-07 04:26
#48
 | 
China Cloud_Crane 
Why stupid2k is so quiet, no woooooo anymore, XD
2019-12-06 18:59
deserved
2019-12-06 18:59
Elige double kills than 2nd on thrash na team, im from finland i like elige but na is so trash
2019-12-06 19:00
#68
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France LeDiplomate 
27x2=44 FINLAND BRAIN OMEGALUL
2019-12-06 19:09
poor elige
2019-12-06 19:02
#56
woxic | 
Turkey razendd_ 
Elige 1v9 :D
2019-12-06 19:03
#57
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Netherlands meneertjesem 
bruhhhhhhh
2019-12-06 19:04
KEKW
2019-12-06 19:04
#59
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
44kills next 27killls. Wtf liquid. Crazy part is Elige entries most the time so he don’t even bait anyone.
2019-12-06 19:05
#62
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Romania Cuntstantin 
twistzz, naf and stewie tilted, elige deserves better teammates
2019-12-06 19:06
#71
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
Very rare not seeing atleast 2 guys out of Elige Naf and Twistzz show up. Pretty bad when stew is the 2nd highest fragger.
2019-12-06 19:12
#60
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Romania Cuntstantin 
ggwp Brollan top3 players in 2020 for sure if he keeps playing like this
2019-12-06 19:05
I think your right. He is so good and so young, can't wait 2 see what he might become in 1-2 years, maybe the Swedish era is soon back.
2019-12-06 19:08
Lol how
2019-12-06 19:05
#64
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Canada CanadaMouse97 
GG-Fnatic vs Astrails- Astrails will win
2019-12-06 19:07
#65
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United States Trump2020KAG 
I hate liquids new play style. Get a pick on any site and run to the opposite site with 20sec left.
2019-12-06 19:07
"They gave it to us for free":)
2019-12-06 19:10
#70
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
Letsgoliquid
2019-12-06 19:11
#72
Dima | 
Estonia BotJuan 
gash...Liquid what a clowns
2019-12-06 19:12
Yo wtf why did everyone just disappear. What happened to Twistzz
2019-12-06 19:14
#75
Dima | 
Estonia BotJuan 
stewie more woooo pls to widen your mouth to get d1ck in it
2019-12-06 19:21
#76
tarik | 
Malaysia jjhoo 
EU >>> NA FNATIC LETS GO
2019-12-06 19:21
#77
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India JW_BesTesT 
I can hear those words " sit the fuck down"
2019-12-06 19:22
NA CS......
2019-12-06 19:30
lulquit lulquit lulquit lulquit lulquit
2019-12-06 19:30
The NA let down never fails
2019-12-06 19:32
Flusha is cheating again !!
2019-12-06 19:39
#109
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Pakistan XtraticX 
Senor VAC
2019-12-06 20:44
#85
 | 
Sweden flippig 
gg liquid that was easy
2019-12-06 19:39
so ez xaxaxaxa lmao NA
2019-12-06 19:42
#90
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Europe Vallon3 
Lol, the hell? Liquid aren't supposed to lose to anyone but Astralis. Well done, fnatic.
2019-12-06 19:42
They ARE supposed to lose to Fnatic. (Fnatic best)
2019-12-06 19:44
NA WHY SO QUIET?
2019-12-06 19:43
#95
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Finland karvaperse22 
BROLLAN Pog
2019-12-06 19:49
#97
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India quad_max 
liquid wtf man
2019-12-06 19:55
#99
s1mple | 
China fu22Y 
NACS LUL, monkey2k LUL
2019-12-06 20:04
#100
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Sweden swediztann3 
fnatic played like olofmeister today
2019-12-06 20:05
#101
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Chile Lionel_Hutz 
woooooooooo
2019-12-06 20:12
wait isnt Golden still on loan? what if cloud9 just hold him captive monkaS
2019-12-06 20:14
n1 fnatic
2019-12-06 20:15
Time for a change. Not sure what. Maybe a different coach.
2019-12-06 20:18
#105
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Finland wolfplayer 
Brollan is amazing !!!
2019-12-06 20:21
#106
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Finland J3bediah 
-naf +s1mple
2019-12-06 20:43
#108
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Finland J3bediah 
-nitro +pimp
2019-12-06 20:43
#107
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Pakistan XtraticX 
Mind-blowing gameplay. Fnatic will be a challenge for Na'Vi. They can't underestimate
2019-12-06 20:43
Banger !
2019-12-06 21:04
#115
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United States @FyreCS 
Why am I not surprised that we lost... Stew too cocky...
2019-12-06 21:18
Brollan <3
2019-12-06 21:40
Elige is the NA zywoo
2019-12-06 21:49
#122
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Iceland Anthonin 
I told 2-1 for fnatic, they were too strong for my thoughts, gj to my boyzzzz !
2019-12-06 22:23
#123
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Brazil hugoooo 
"fall short"!?? Cmon... bias²
2019-12-06 22:28
#124
shox | 
India iejesus 
Ops
2019-12-06 22:38
#128
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United States JustBitsy 
Gj fnatic! You guys look real strong. Really awesome to see these guys playing so well. As for Liquid they really need to go back to the drawing board. I feel like they shouldnt be so weak on so many maps like they are. Its the difference maker.
2019-12-06 23:24
#134
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Sweden Svahn 
Well put!
2019-12-07 02:10
Screaming2k quiet?
2019-12-06 23:30
#131
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Gg Fnatic OG cs Flusha GOAT
2019-12-07 00:17
Fnatic really look good with golden.
2019-12-07 00:51
#135
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Sweden Svahn 
So happy Fnatic is back in fashion and beating Liquid was a long time coming. GG to NA!, they are looking strong and CS has never been better when regions outside of EU is putting up a fight! 2020 is ours tho! Love from Sweden
2019-12-07 02:15
GOD Brollan
2019-12-07 03:39
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