Liquid sweep EG to win ESL Pro League Season 11 North America

Liquid defeated Evil Geniuses 3-0 to clinch the title in ESL Pro League Season 11's North American division.

The Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella-led squad once again showed that they have the upper hand against Evil Geniuses, bringing them down for the third consecutive time in the league, this time in rather convincing fashion as they extended their overall streak against their North American rivals' core to nine series victories in a row.

The grand final came down to a brilliant performance from Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic, who ensured Liquid's victory on Dust2 before Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski joined him at the top of the scoreboard on Vertigo while the star duo pushed their team to the 3-0 sweep.

NAF and EliGE shone in the grand final

The two teams first met on Dust2, where they had had a 1-1 record against each other from their two previous close encounters in Pro League over the past two weeks. After a back-and-forth start, this time it was Liquid who amassed a great defensive half spearheaded by NAF and went on to extend their lead further when they got on the offense.

Down 5-13, Evil Geniuses found a way back with five consecutive rounds and looked to make their rivals sweat when the economy swung their way, but a key 1v3 clutch by NAF helped Liquid lock down the first map at 16-11 for a 2-0 series lead.

With their backs against the wall, EG started off well on Vertigo thanks to a 2v4 turnaround from Ethan "⁠Ethan⁠" Arnold and Tarik "⁠tarik⁠" Celik in the pistol round, but soon NAF started running rampant again as the two teams began to trade blows. As Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte shone on the other side, the score was nearly even at halftime, but then EliGE joined the fray with big multikills and Liquid were able to run a dominant offense and clinch the victory without conceding a map at 16-9, 3-0.

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
53 - 29 +24 106.5 1.65
44 - 25 +19 90.3 1.29
30 - 27 +3 68.5 1.17
32 - 25 +7 63.1 1.12
28 - 29 -1 69.4 0.98
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
38 - 33 +5 79.5 1.09
28 - 36 -8 62.0 0.84
29 - 41 -12 67.2 0.84
24 - 41 -17 56.8 0.64
16 - 36 -20 36.0 0.62

The final standings of ESL Pro League Season 11 North America are:

1. United States Liquid - $90,000
2. United States Evil Geniuses - $45,000
3. Brazil FURIA - $33,000
4. Brazil MIBR - $23,000
5. Australia 100 Thieves - $15,000
6. United States Swole Patrol - $13,000

United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
896
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1242
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1267
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1203
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1267
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
847
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
gg!
2020-04-13 01:54
8 replies
#9
OK | 
Peru TheJuan
ok
2020-04-13 01:55
#13
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North America ProudNAfan
Why Na still carrying eu
2020-04-13 01:55
Another day, another Cerq playoffs choke. EG still would’ve lost tho.
2020-04-13 01:56
3 replies
Twistzz is back POG
2020-04-13 02:03
1 reply
twistzz still bad POG
2020-04-13 08:27
Where is your ZyWhOo
2020-04-13 08:21
1 map advantage is a fucking joke what do you mean gg
2020-04-13 12:21
1 reply
+1 Map advantage is lame AF
2020-04-13 14:03
good for them
2020-04-13 01:54
EZ. EG didn’t stand a chance.
2020-04-13 01:54
HAHAHHHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHA IMAPET LAUGHING FASTEST BO5 EVER KEK
2020-04-13 01:54
6 replies
HAHAHAHAHA PEANUT BRAIN AND STAN CRYING EASIEST GAME OF LIQUIDS LIFE
2020-04-13 01:56
5 replies
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA +1111111111111 nitr0 even had a power cut and eg couldnt win kekw seriously that was embarrassing tho liquid ran nothing but defaults the whole series and eg lost that badly kek
2020-04-13 01:59
Stan is a fucking cancer. He deleted pet, and now the team will disband within 6 months, with Stan and Tarik sticking around to “rebuild” Why orgs still give that whiney bitch a chance, I will never know.
2020-04-13 02:02
3 replies
Either that, or they're going to kick Stan yet again and get an igl with an actual brain
2020-04-13 08:43
1 reply
History says they won’t I swear, that guy must give some great head
2020-04-13 10:20
its Optic Gaming all over again
2020-04-13 09:53
#5
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Brazil Tupan99
Nice
2020-04-13 01:54
#6
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Sweden XenoRex
GG
2020-04-13 01:54
#7
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Armenia TiBoN29
#1 NA
2020-04-13 01:54
EZ4NAF
2020-04-13 01:54
#10
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Brazil Necro_Spa
cerq omegalul
2020-04-13 01:55
CHET WAS THE PROBLEM LUL
2020-04-13 01:55
#14
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India X3pHyR
#LETSGOLIQUID
2020-04-13 01:55
#18
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
EG NO CHANCE AGAINST YOUR OLDER BRO
2020-04-13 01:56
Now Fnatic vs Liquid bo7
2020-04-13 01:57
11 replies
+11111
2020-04-13 01:59
#42
Ax1Le | 
China fu22Y
ez 4-0
2020-04-13 02:29
6 replies
for liquid
2020-04-13 02:42
5 replies
#63
Ax1Le | 
China fu22Y
nt american fanboy
2020-04-13 07:38
4 replies
nt Wuhan
2020-04-13 08:11
3 replies
#74
Ax1Le | 
China fu22Y
proud of Wuhan killing 20k burgers already LUL
2020-04-13 10:36
2 replies
#82
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Armenia TiBoN29
Retard?
2020-04-13 16:28
r u dumb
2020-04-13 18:08
played on na server because liquid needs any advantage they can get
2020-04-13 02:58
1 reply
or because the teams are based in North America... Still looking for a game where Renegades wins a big tournie
2020-04-15 15:49
#54
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Brazil Karlogaria
Please do this, Valve
2020-04-13 04:16
#20
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United States ScanDull
Liquid are notoriously not great with online tournaments and they didn't have the best start to this year, so to really warm up into the game and finish this tournament so strong, not dropping a single map in the playoffs, what a hell of a performance. I'm so proud of them for taking this EPL NA. They really proved they are Number 1 in NA as they always have been. Respect to EG but Liquid will always be the roadblock for them.
2020-04-13 01:57
4 replies
#75
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Finland HARD4ENCE
No offence but there wasn't any real challenger in this NA bracket except EG. It was clear from the very start that either Liquid or EG would take it.
2020-04-13 11:51
3 replies
Well yeah, but Liquid historically underperforms in online play, so this result is impressive for them even if it isn't *that* impressive on paper.
2020-04-13 16:09
2 replies
#86
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United States ScanDull
Yeah, exactly my point. Add to that the fact that EG won a whole...what, one map from them in the entire EPL NA? It is impressive for them, for sure.
2020-04-14 17:51
1 reply
Especially considering how slow Liquid started, the fact that they were able to look somewhat like their old selves is a really good sign for them. And then they went and stomped the Valorant players lmao
2020-04-14 20:36
#21
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Europe t.o.p
Easy for Keith 'NAF' Markovic
2020-04-13 01:57
Congrats Liquid, enjoy your new skins Keith!
2020-04-13 01:58
#24
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United States WilsonDS
Ez for sloth man aka nasty ass naf
2020-04-13 01:58
3 replies
That fuckin tre spraydown thru CT on dust made me nut
2020-04-13 02:08
#55
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Brazil Karlogaria
NAF-FLY, the underrated, low-profile God
2020-04-13 04:17
1 reply
+1
2020-04-13 04:41
#29
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United States me_0_major
SO EZ AND SIMPLE FOR GODS NAF AND ELIGE TO DESTROY SNAKISLAW AND TWO FACED CELIK 😎😎😎
2020-04-13 02:01
#1 in NA, we'll see how well that translates on the road to Rio
2020-04-13 02:02
#34
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Poland SebL
Liquid looking really good atm. I think they can easily comeback to TOP 5. As for EG they don't have enough firepower to even keep in TOP 10 imo.
2020-04-13 02:04
Brehze Tarik Nifty ( I really like him, with zews could be a good captain) Ethan Sergej
2020-04-13 02:06
5 replies
0/10. You kicked snakenislaw, who still better as IGL, for another snake Nifty, who even worse as IGL, than stan. Your roster also haven't a main AWPer. Why you kicked CerQ for sergej? Also why you kept tarik in your roster? He's a first candidate for a kick from the team. Best possible EG roster (IMO): Brehze sergej CerQ stanislaw Ethan
2020-04-13 02:30
2 replies
nifty main awper lmfao stan already washed up, nifty with zews can get better CeRq is inconsistent, Tarik could be a good support player just like in c9
2020-04-13 04:20
1 reply
Nifty is shitty player. CerQ > Nifty anyway.
2020-04-13 08:28
#41
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Canada wanderofus
sergej can't speak english
2020-04-13 02:27
1 reply
is really quik to learn
2020-04-13 04:20
Nt Brehze
2020-04-13 02:06
Expected, thank you Liquid for smashing EG.
2020-04-13 02:07
#39
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Chile cristiaan
ezzzzzzzzzz
2020-04-13 02:17
LMAO cerq the chad with the 16 bomb
2020-04-13 02:31
#45
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United States JustBitsy
Nice bo3.... so stupid...
2020-04-13 02:46
ETHAN shit player as always
2020-04-13 02:56
i don't understand that "default" ??
2020-04-13 03:26
1 reply
#51
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United States Scvboy1
Since they beat EG and came from the upper bracket they started out with a 1-0 lead.
2020-04-13 03:39
#49
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Brazil parrud0www
Expected
2020-04-13 03:36
#50
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Brazil parrud0www
Furia > liquid Eg > furia Furia should win this tournament
2020-04-13 03:37
#52
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Portugal Isaacovsky
Honestly that 1-0 default is a bit stupid, if you're the better team then you can win a best of 5 whithout the advantage.
2020-04-13 03:46
1 reply
different format
2020-04-13 04:20
#53
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Brazil Karlogaria
GG Liquid. Always easy against EG. Waiting for the world recognize that NAF is one of the GOAT and one of the reasons of Liquid's victories. Consistency monster.
2020-04-13 04:14
#61
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France margheriti
Jesus, poor cerq
2020-04-13 05:07
#70
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Poland Szcz
American ESL Pro League is a joke compared to European
2020-04-13 08:48
1 reply
POLAND CS D
2020-04-15 13:57
Two snakes Tarik and Stanislaw crumbled
2020-04-13 10:00
Winning NA EPL is like coming 12-14th in EU
2020-04-13 13:50
Na cs lul
2020-04-13 16:24
2 replies
#83
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Armenia TiBoN29
Forsaken?
2020-04-13 16:28
1 reply
D
2020-04-15 13:57
so easy for stew, never even had to break a sweat
2020-04-14 15:10
tier 2 tourney but expected final
2020-04-15 03:57
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