Liquid eliminate Gen.G from DreamHack Masters Spring - North America

Liquid came out on top against Gen.G in a two-map series to proceed through the DreamHack Masters Spring lower bracket, where they will face the winner of MIBR vs. Cloud9 next.

Despite a dodgy start with only one win out of three matches in the DreamHack Masters Spring - North America group stage, Liquid found better form in the first round of the lower bracket, blowing Gen.G out of the water on Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele and company's map pick, Mirage, before closing the series out 2-0 on their own selection, Dust2.

Three kills by Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip and two by Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic gave Liquid the lead on the CT side of Mirage. Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella followed it up with multi-kills of his own as Gen.G quickly fell behind 0-8 before tallying their first round on the board. Despite losing a second in a row after that, Liquid charged on to a one-sided 12-3 half.

Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken downed three in the second pistol round, all but sealing the deal on the first map as Liquid went on to reach match point uncontested. Gen.G dressed the scoreline up by winning three rounds, but ultimately went down 6-16 and trailed 0-1 going into the second map of the series.

Liquid are through to the second round of the lower bracket

Four kills by Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski put Liquid back ahead as they won the first pistol round on Dust2 cleanly. nitr0 then followed it up with a Galil ace against the forcebuy. Gen.G dismantled a B play with doubles by Sam "⁠s0m⁠" Oh and Hansel "⁠BnTeT⁠" Ferdinand to keep things close in the first gun round, making it 1-3, and were then able to equalize two rounds later as Kenneth "⁠koosta⁠" Suen won a 1vs1 AWP duel on B.

Liquid went back to leading 6-3 before Gen.G brought it back to within one, and although they lost a round to Glocks before tying it up, Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta and company were able to take an 8-7 lead at the half.

Liquid retook the lead on the CT side securing a 10-8 score before the first buy round and then went on to win the first round against rifles. EliGE then followed that up with an ace against another rifle buy to go up 12-8. Down 8-13 Gen.G started to put some rounds on the board, threatening a comeback as they got to within two, 11-13. Back-and-forth rounds saw the map go down to the wire, but Liquid sealed the deal in the thirtieth round to secure the map, match, and survival in DreamHack Masters Spring.

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
53 - 36 +17 104.5 1.50
37 - 28 +9 91.2 1.33
42 - 30 +12 75.2 1.30
37 - 32 +5 78.0 1.19
36 - 31 +5 69.3 1.12
 Gen.G K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
39 - 37 +2 75.4 1.05
35 - 44 -9 76.3 0.93
34 - 41 -7 70.1 0.90
24 - 40 -16 52.9 0.68
23 - 43 -20 56.3 0.64
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1272
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1297
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1233
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
996
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1019
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
829
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
United States Sam 's0m' Oh
Sam 's0m' Oh
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
323
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1208
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1077
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
#1
daps | 
Sweden hugetz
wow
2020-06-12 19:47
9 replies
daps LUL
2020-06-12 19:51
4 replies
Bot2k positive rating? Is that a dream?
2020-06-12 21:02
3 replies
#42
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United States bxteme
THANK YOU STEWIE I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS DAY FOR MONTHS
2020-06-12 21:10
2 replies
stewie igl seems to work.
2020-06-13 01:49
I need this bot of my favourite team
2020-06-13 17:30
expected
2020-06-12 20:01
EliGE super, always cool played. Simple is always random.
2020-06-12 20:10
2 replies
s1mple still better than him :)
2020-06-13 18:57
1 reply
nihuya ne pohoze ni razu
2020-06-14 15:34
#2
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Canada cobainnn
amazing baby
2020-06-12 19:47
- daps + Stewie2K best team NA
2020-06-12 19:48
2 replies
5 asians instead of 4 I like it
2020-06-13 04:49
1 reply
#70
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Asia Blurblur
Lol
2020-06-13 08:10
K
2020-06-12 19:48
EZ4IGLSTEW
2020-06-12 19:48
1 reply
SO EZ
2020-06-12 20:51
#6
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Finland OldStager
Expected
2020-06-12 19:48
LIQUID ERA INCOMMING
2020-06-12 19:49
10 replies
yh NA online era
2020-06-12 19:55
6 replies
cry is free
2020-06-12 19:56
5 replies
i dont even watch Na scene why should i cry
2020-06-12 20:00
4 replies
youre clearly crying LUL
2020-06-12 21:24
3 replies
I think you're the one crying. Hahahahaha, cry is free
2020-06-13 03:24
2 replies
sad that ur country doesnt have a flag kkkkkk
2020-06-13 06:31
1 reply
Nice try, I just didn't put a flag. Well I'm surprised that you're proud of your flag EDIT: cry is free
2020-06-13 17:28
Not until we have this trash2k igluling
2020-06-13 17:31
2 replies
y u h8 stewie2k so much men((
2020-06-13 21:01
1 reply
Cuz he's useless bruh He's a waste and burden to my team
2020-06-16 08:55
#8
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Croatia _doppler_
you know you are dogshit when even nitr0 goes positive against you
2020-06-12 19:49
7 replies
+1
2020-06-12 19:49
faze fan malding
2020-06-12 19:50
i mean he isnt IGL anymore but the weakest fragger in the team
2020-06-12 19:50
4 replies
-nitr0 +floppy when
2020-06-12 21:41
3 replies
probably never since liquid is too stubborn to change their roster for now
2020-06-12 22:40
2 replies
sadly same rosters rarely reach a stable top 1 twice so eventually they gonna have to.
2020-06-12 23:38
1 reply
Unless its astralis(gla1ve,xyp9x,dupreeh,device,Magisk.)
2020-06-13 01:50
#9
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Brazil NextL
bro. KICK DAPS, add xeppaa or grim, and autimatic take the igl
2020-06-12 19:49
10 replies
+1
2020-06-12 19:52
Yes just kick igl! Always best idea agree!!!! And yeah just let some random igl just cz why not...they will surely be top one a week after!
2020-06-12 20:27
7 replies
#49
TACO | 
Brazil Morkid
it worked in faze and eg
2020-06-12 22:22
5 replies
Worked in faze?
2020-06-12 22:36
1 reply
#55
TACO | 
Brazil Morkid
blast pro series copenhagen 2019 ;D
2020-06-12 22:57
EG doesn’t count, they kicked the igl for someone who was already an experienced igl
2020-06-12 22:43
2 replies
#56
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United States OsloDaPig
Plus EG only had a temporary improvement. Since then they have steadily done worse
2020-06-12 23:18
plus eg is shit so it didnt work for them
2020-06-12 23:22
#78
 | 
Brazil NextL
it is no use just being igl and playing at tier 3, Zeus was a much better igl than daps, but there was no way to continue with the level he taught.
2020-06-15 19:51
0/8
2020-06-12 20:38
ELIGE TOO GOOD
2020-06-12 19:49
Stewiejesus
2020-06-12 19:49
#13
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India Iamtanmay
mibr will win over cloud9 then Liquid vs mibr mibr loses as alwasys very sadd WHy will mibr ever beat liquid...
2020-06-12 19:50
expected from polish god and top 2 rifler elige nt geng
2020-06-12 19:50
6 replies
+1 for Jonathan "Top of his Class" Jablonowski
2020-06-12 20:00
4 replies
+1 not only is he one of the best riflers and deserved top 1 2019, he is also a genius outside cs no other cs pro can say they were even semi pro at 2 other games, including sc
2020-06-12 20:49
2 replies
he isn’t even an awper and was top4 last year, very impressive
2020-06-12 21:11
1 reply
+1 he can also igl and way better than someone like NiKo
2020-06-12 21:13
so ez for Jonathan “MVP of Carbondale high” Jablonowski
2020-06-12 21:10
How are you delusional if you're an EliGE fan?
2020-06-13 04:50
"ELIMINATE"
2020-06-12 19:51
#20
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United States jack4000
ez
2020-06-12 19:54
top 1 you mean, best rifler 2019 by far
2020-06-12 19:54
2 replies
i think NiKo has been slightly better this year+he competes in eu but i would like elige to be the best rifler again like he was in 2019 also he was robbed of top 1 2019, got placed below 3 awpers xaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2020-06-12 19:58
1 reply
3 godly awpers showed trash where his place is :) but he's robbed magisk :(
2020-06-13 19:05
Expected from the best team in NA
2020-06-12 20:00
#29
NAF | 
India FosFate
Reminder that NAF has 39K, but he killed Twistzz and blew himself
2020-06-12 20:03
2 replies
Which round was this
2020-06-12 20:08
1 reply
#34
NAF | 
India FosFate
Between 4th and 13th round on d2 (Liquid T side) dunno more
2020-06-12 20:17
#30
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China HEIDASHUAi
Expected tbh
2020-06-12 20:05
Ez match for Liquid. They Will beat mibr, next 100T and then Furia in final. Liquid is the only top tier NA team. Furia just had some good online games recently thats all
2020-06-12 20:05
#35
Ax1Le | 
China fu22Y
Gen.G tier3 NA team not going anywhere. After corona they have no chance against EU teams
2020-06-12 20:18
#41
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Poland SebL
Liquid is very inconsistent. Gen.G lacks structure, and overall they are playing really bad.
2020-06-12 21:03
EZ for Godnathan Godblanowski
2020-06-12 21:12
When Stew is playing well they’re unbeatable.
2020-06-12 22:25
damn must be luck
2020-06-12 22:39
Gen T
2020-06-12 23:33
#61
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United States Ctlane04
Somebody give this man Autimatic some help
2020-06-12 23:41
Good to see stew back in the IGL role. I know he hates it, but if it works, it works
2020-06-13 06:31
#69
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Indonesia Tepenzzy
koosta unstable??
2020-06-13 06:56
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