Liquid take down MIBR in ESL One: Road to Rio

Liquid edged out MIBR on Dust2 (16-12) and Inferno (16-13) to go 2-0 in the North American division of ESL One: Road to Rio.

Liquid once again bested MIBR in a best-of-three series, this time in Group B of the North America ESL One: Road to Rio division, with the Brazilians yet to notch a map over the North Americans in three attempts since adding Ignacio "meyern" Meyer to the roster.

This time around, MIBR struggled to mute outstanding individual performances from Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski and Keith "NAF" Markovic on Dust2 and Inferno, respectively, as the two players spearheaded Liquid to a 2-0 victory.

EliGE and NAF led the charge for Liquid

MIBR opened up their map pick of Dust2 with a pistol victory on the CT side, but Liquid responded with upgraded pistols to take an early 3-1 advantage. A double AWP setup from Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe created temporary problems for Liquid, who struggled to find an answer as MIBR reclaimed the lead. A NAF 1v3 levelled the score, with the North American squad winning four of the following five rounds to tally their T side score to eight. However, MIBR ground out the remaining two rounds to head into halftime hot on Liquid’s heels.

An EliGE 1v2 clutch and the subsequent round extended Liquid’s advantage, but a MIBR MAC-10 force buy kicked off a string of four rounds for the Brazilians, who took a 11-10 lead. With proceedings looking gloomy, EliGE stepped up to post numerous multi-kill rounds and launch Liquid to a 16-12 victory, capping off his performance with a 31-17 KDD and 109 ADR.

Liquid came storming out of the gates on Inferno with a 5-0 lead on the Terrorist side before MIBR could post their first round. A FalleN 1v2 doubled the Brazilians' scoreline, but an unlikely 2v5 conversion swung the momentum back in favour of the North American squad. A phenomenal 1v4 clutch from NAF continued to pad his side’s lead as Liquid blazed to a 9-2 advantage. However, MIBR tightened up their defence in the final four rounds to narrow the score difference to 6-9 at the halfway mark.

With defeat on the horizon, MIBR continued to build on their late momentum from the closing stage of the first half, with the team firing on all cylinders to claim a 13-10 lead and edge towards tying the series. Liquid refused to let a third map come to fruition, however, recomposing to secure six consecutive rounds to overcome the Brazilians.

Matchpage
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25th April 2020
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Dust2
12
16
Inferno
13
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 44 - 26 +18 87.1 1.41
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 51 - 39 +12 94.4 1.36
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 41 - 32 +9 70.5 1.09
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 35 - 37 -2 65.8 1.04
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 23 - 39 -16 49.3 0.73
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 41 - 39 +2 92.9 1.14
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 37 - 37 0 68.4 1.02
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 32 - 41 -9 73.2 0.94
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyermeyern 31 - 39 -8 61.5 0.90
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV- 30 - 38 -8 49.0 0.78
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Age:
17
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
324
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1268
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1272
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
649
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1229
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
#1
Thomas | 
Malaysia 1st 
mibr noobs
2020-04-26 01:39
take back your words or else
2020-04-26 01:44
Liquid so lucky wtf
2020-04-26 04:45
2-1 maybe lucky. 2-0 not so much
2020-04-26 05:31
The number of maps doesn't matter. Would a 16-0 38-40 16-0 be lucky?
2020-04-26 05:35
no
2020-04-26 06:35
#124
EliGE | 
North America Beecs 
thats why he said 2-1 maybe lucky not 2-1 100% lucky
2020-04-27 07:39
#28
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United States flex_ 
the brazillians will ddos u
2020-04-26 01:56
#34
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Germany Die3Lustigen4 
after destroying their monitors of madness and
2020-04-26 02:04
#41
TACO | 
Brazil kotopro2 
Cry cuz mibr will win the major
2020-04-26 02:27
#43
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Brazil AWFenrir 
KEKW
2020-04-26 02:30
You guys don't know how to shut up about that do you
2020-04-26 02:56
#83
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Iran oldHabit 
xD
2020-04-26 10:02
MiBR couldn't even win fucking Flashpoint.
2020-04-26 03:16
#74
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Nepal sasukeee 
Against t3 opponents
2020-04-26 06:13
#116
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Spain N0Love 
Featuring the choke of the century
2020-04-26 21:47
yeah def the biggest choke now in 2020
2020-04-27 22:00
#42
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Finland Smoonah 
fk nub clan
2020-04-26 02:29
What do they have to do with this?
2020-04-26 07:59
#91
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Denmark white_sheep 
Ez
2020-04-26 12:12
nice
2020-04-26 01:39
#3
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Canada U_S_of_Gay 
M16R
2020-04-26 01:39
#4
potter | 
Brazil AntiNIP 
Like your mom
2020-04-26 01:39
Unexpected upset Kick taco thx
2020-04-26 01:40
#13
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Portugal Faneca 
Only MIBR player positive this game...
2020-04-26 01:44
Yes. This game.
2020-04-26 01:45
+1
2020-04-26 22:18
#18
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Armenia TiBoN29 
Taco +2 Pls kick taco
2020-04-26 01:46
how is this result unexpected. mibr didn't get even 10 rounds in last bo3 against liquid
2020-04-26 01:54
Because NA CS is bad but I'm starting to think SA CS is worse...
2020-04-26 02:05
#81
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Philippines EDBX 
Starting to think???
2020-04-26 08:23
#95
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Armenia TiBoN29 
SA CS< NA CS
2020-04-26 12:47
Unexpected?
2020-04-26 02:57
Not expected
2020-04-26 02:59
Absolutely expected, maybe not from the Brazilians but from the rest of the world
2020-04-26 03:00
Elige>TACO Naf>kng Meyern>nitro Fallen>stew fer>tarik Just unexpected. Mibr have better players
2020-04-26 03:03
Tarik isn't even on liquid.... And meyern better than nitr0?? Give me a break. Also how can you compare fallen to stew? Stew doesn't AWP often. Compare fallen to naf or nitro. Fallen and Fer are their only consistently good players. The rest have good and bad games BTW you left twistzz out of the comparison
2020-04-26 03:11
#60
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Brazil _Awper 
He's not brazilian man, he's one of the nicest baiters here and you falling for this one, just show that.
2020-04-26 04:11
Ah shit, that's no fun
2020-04-26 15:53
#126
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Brazil kbetoni 
Hahahahaha yes tarik is such a baiter, I really don't know how cloud he be the major mvp in 2018
2020-04-28 17:49
#6
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United States NA_KEKW 
MIBR back at it again
2020-04-26 01:40
#7
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
Expected
2020-04-26 01:40
TACO +2 IT'S a miracle.
2020-04-26 01:41
#9
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
Save taco
2020-04-26 01:41
Unpopular opinion but I think it’s true: Mibr were actually the better team and threw many rounds that they could have won, liquid got pretty lucky Mibr made many mistakes on small rounds, liquid only won because of mibr’s errors.
2020-04-26 01:42
#19
trk | 
Brazil NahT_ 
+1 both 2v5 and 1v4 in inferno 2 ecos in dust2 + 2nd pistol anyway congrats to liquid
2020-04-26 01:47
#22
OK | 
Peru TheJuan 
+2 MIBR unluckiest team
2020-04-26 01:47
Not unlucky imo, liquid just capitalized on their mistakes
2020-04-26 01:49
Exactly, mibr get more and more unlucky it’s crazy, even in the flashpoint finals, madlions were caught cheating by doing DPI spin defuses which is against the rules but madlions still won
2020-04-26 01:54
#38
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Denmark WeiZy0 
Isnt it only against the rules in esl?
2020-04-26 02:17
#39
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Denmark WeiZy0 
And Its not unlucky if they’re getting rekt on their mistakes. Its just pure shit then. :p
2020-04-26 02:17
no woman no cry
2020-04-26 02:18
1 defuse that literally didn't matter because Taco didn't even shoot at the guy before he died.
2020-04-26 03:19
Was more than 1 mate, was around 3/4 across the maps, still breaking the rules, and yes, a flashpoint organiser even stated that it wasn’t allowed but oh well
2020-04-26 10:12
I literally only saw it once on Train in a 2v1 against Taco. If you can link me info on the admin statement, or more video examples of him doing it I'm open to conceding your point.
2020-04-27 03:47
Unpopular opinion : but one team wins when the other doin mistakes. There is no other way. Might be hard to realise for brit tho.
2020-04-26 12:50
Or it might be hard to realize for a person where their country eats literal bats and dogs for a life, kekw -100IQ
2020-04-26 14:16
Or it might be hard to realize for a person where their country dont brush their teeth for entire life, kekw -1000IQ
2020-04-26 15:14
Ah yes, the good old famous yellow teeth roast which isn't true and is one of the worst insults I have ever heard. Coming from the person where their country gave the entire world the coronavirus and ruined the lives of many, KEKW, now that is -10000IQ for killing thousands
2020-04-26 15:27
Ah yes, the good old famous dog roast which isn't true and is one of the worst insults I have ever heard. Coming from the person where their country gave the entire world the autism and ruined the lives of many, KEKW, now that is -100000IQ for killing thousands
2020-04-26 15:31
Was that meant to be funny bro? Because I forgot that 3rd world people arent funny, also thanks for the corona virus :D kekw +1000 IQ
2020-04-26 15:51
Was that meant to be funny bro? Because I forgot that 3rd world people arent funny, also you are welcome, hope youll get it and save this world from your low iq :D kekw you still -10000 IQ
2020-04-26 20:25
Typical, a dumb chinese child having the IQ of a chopstick copying and pasting what I said because you are too stupid to understand what I say? And did you just wish death upon me? Lol enjoy ban noodle. -100000000000 IQ Also what you said didn't make sense but nt
2020-04-26 20:35
Typical, a dumb indian refugee child having the IQ of a chopstick copying and pasting what I said because you are too stupid to understand what I say? And did you just wish death upon me? Lol enjoy ban noodle. -10000000000000000 IQ Also what you said didn't make sense but nt
2020-04-26 20:58
#11
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Poland friendlySeb 
Liquid aren't on their beast rn., but MIBR are playing so bad rn., it's incredible.
2020-04-26 01:42
Mibr were the better team lol.... look at the stats, liquid relied on mibr making small mistakes and individual hero plays kekw but ggwp
2020-04-26 01:55
#12
MYTH | 
Malta ALEISTER! 
Taco being top fragger = problem
2020-04-26 01:43
#15
MYTH | 
Malta ALEISTER! 
-ryann -nifty Then even envy can put up a fight against these teams lol
2020-04-26 01:45
EZ for best NA team of all time.
2020-04-26 01:45
That would be clown 9
2020-04-26 01:47
#21
trk | 
Brazil NahT_ 
gg wp :(
2020-04-26 01:47
#26
Keiti | 
Portugal weedzmf 
MIBR is getting better every game.
2020-04-26 01:55
#29
Nomad | 
Brazil Potatoe2 
wp
2020-04-26 01:56
God liquid have a cruisy group
2020-04-26 01:59
mibr...
2020-04-26 02:00
#32
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Brazil Goecker 
meyern and taco will always drag the team down to the bottom kick meyern plz
2020-04-26 02:01
#35
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Brazil Desvain 
There's no salvation. Kng, meyern and taco are all shit. No way to recover without being able to buyout from FURIA. Imo: -vini -hen1 +Fallen +Fer
2020-04-26 02:04
#63
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Brazil _Awper 
Hen1 is playing better than fallen. -Vini +Fer would be amazing tho
2020-04-26 04:13
Are you out of your mind? you will ruin a great higher tier2 team with washedup fallen/fer. Leave furia alone as they are for now.
2020-04-26 12:49
Kng is way worse tho
2020-04-26 02:31
unexpected
2020-04-26 02:02
They lost but the progress they've been making is pretty clear. Last time both of these teams played each other, mibr looked like they didn't even get to connect to the server.
2020-04-26 02:10
That's kinda true, but i don't if you remember that when they kicked Felps the team as improving too, so changes can be real
2020-04-26 02:37
I honnestly don't get why they kicked felps, the team was improving and they brought fucking Lucas1 to the squad, that was fucking awful
2020-04-27 06:44
Cold had a problem with him, the last game before they kicked him (vs Liquid) Cold was really pissed off, and then he got kicked. Cold also said that he's one of the worst teammates he ever played with.
2020-04-27 06:52
foda
2020-04-27 06:58
fuck
2020-04-26 02:44
Expected from the boys
2020-04-26 02:58
Meyern is not living up at MIBR
2020-04-26 03:15
#103
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Brazil Karlogaria 
As Yeah Gaming is somewhat of an academy for mibr, he should have been signed there, as he is still starting to compete at "top" level, and if he showed his value could be transfered to mibr someday. But I personally don't see him as the most problematic player in mibr tbh
2020-04-26 13:22
#57
dexter | 
Germany t.o.p 
EZ NAF
2020-04-26 03:31
#58
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Brazil g4laxI 
Unfortunately - expected
2020-04-26 03:44
I saw the game. It was close. Could've gone either way. Some mistakes cost mibr the game especially on inferno..
2020-04-26 04:09
imagine MIBR GOT ELIMINATED FROM ESL ONE RIO MAJOR
2020-04-26 04:11
#64
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Brazil _Awper 
They will, only if they play against Yeah more 5x times they will go further.
2020-04-26 04:14
#62
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Brazil Karlogaria 
I can't stand watching kng. He brags so much in videos, photos, statements etc but us such a POS in-game. Can't kill enemies facing sideways/backwards, always misses easy AWP shots a pro can't afford to miss, gets killed facing backwards, enters places like a bot and so on.
2020-04-26 04:12
He is so bad, hard to believe he once looked good in Immortals and was heralded as one of the rising stars in brazil...
2020-04-26 04:44
#102
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Maybe he has enough to compete in Brazilian tier 1 cs or NA tier 2,5~3, but not in the level mibr want to compete. He acts like a bad boy outgame but is a shaky, insecure, 0 IQ noob in-game
2020-04-26 13:18
+1000
2020-04-28 23:23
TACO topfragging.. Well you don't see that often...
2020-04-26 04:45
#101
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Brazil Karlogaria 
When you see it's because sh%t happened and mibr lost
2020-04-26 13:15
Btw mibr look kinda improving, and Liquid still shaky as ever...
2020-04-26 04:47
so ez nothing much too say
2020-04-26 05:10
#72
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Brazil parrud0www 
Mibr are Improving...
2020-04-26 05:35
#73
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United States IWASRUNNING 
nitr0 seems to be out of it lately.
2020-04-26 06:08
If he doesnt go -KD liquid will suck worse
2020-04-26 07:13
honestly wouldnt mind -nitr0 +daps
2020-04-26 10:47
A bit soon to make that call imo, I think it would affect the team dynamics
2020-04-27 01:02
How come Brazil sucks at CS? Issue with genetics or something? Hard to understand
2020-04-26 06:22
#80
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Brazil EnzoAirezZ 
It looks like They are trying to be bad
2020-04-26 08:02
ELIGE, NAP destroyed them
2020-04-26 07:59
#82
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Japan pawbeast 
13-9 to 13-16 Pure retards
2020-04-26 09:47
#88
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Hungary subzera 
12-1 to 13-16 LOL
2020-04-26 10:42
#85
JW | 
Denmark _JWbest 
They have definitely improved over the last couple of months, but I don't think this roster has the potential to be a tier 1 team. Who would/could they bring in instead of TACO/kng, that is not already bound by contract to Furia? I think they should go international, it's kinda sad to see Fallen popping off with a team that never seems to perform.
2020-04-26 10:22
Expected
2020-04-26 10:31
#87
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Hungary subzera 
mibr laugh thread
2020-04-26 10:42
LOL firepower without some teams like a Tier 5 Team ; coldzera without mibr xantares without SpaceS/Turkey5/Ex-SS ZywOo without Vitality Elige without Liquid Aleksib(Brainheart Tactics =Firepower) without ENCE
2020-04-26 12:24
good job guys
2020-04-26 12:21
Imagine being carried by taco POG
2020-04-26 12:44
GOD TACO cant save M16R
2020-04-26 12:50
they shouldve took hen1 instead of kng when they had the chance . meyern taco usseles
2020-04-26 13:11
#104
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Argentina Konigmdq 
Taco really did a good job, meyern idk
2020-04-26 13:33
Liquid's group is relatively easy compared to Group A of NA region. I hope they will be able to top the group without suffering any defeats.
2020-04-26 13:15
mibruh
2020-04-26 17:17
#112
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
mibr should attend HellCase Cup and tier5 tournament like that. not good enough for pro scene
2020-04-26 17:27
i guess this means alot for liquid, damn holding my thumbs!!!
2020-04-27 04:33
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