Liquid defeat Cloud9; to face 100 Thieves in DreamHack Masters Spring consolidation final

Liquid won another convincing series in the DreamHack Masters Spring lower bracket, this time against Cloud9, to move on to the consolidation final against 100 Thieves.

After a strong series against Gen.G yesterday, Liquid continue to plow through the DreamHack Masters Spring lower bracket, this time with a 2-0 victory against Cloud9. Liquid's day isn’t over, however, as up next they will face 100 Thieves in the consolidation final for a chance to match up against the upper bracket winners, FURIA, in the best-of-five grand final.

Liquid started off their first map run against Cloud9 like they did yesterday against Gen.G, completely dominating on their rival’s map pick. Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip and company went on an impressive 11-0 streak out of the gate, until doubles by the South African duo of Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek and Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou put a stop to it.

C9 were able to win two more rounds after that, but the half ended with another set of doubles, this time by Canadians Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic and Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken, who made it 12-3 in Liquid's favor.

Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski put up impressive numbers by the time Liquid closed out Overpass, which they did giving up just one more to Cloud9 in the second half, as the 22-year-old ended with 119.8 ADR and a 1.97 rating after the 20 rounds were played in the 16-4 victory.

Liquid will face 100 Thieves in the consolidation final

Cloud9 won a retake on the A site to kick things off on Nuke, but things reverted quickly as they found themselves trailing after losing to the forcebuy. EliGE won a 1vs2 clutch in the sixth round to keep his team in the driver’s seat, and although Cloud9 managed to tally another round, Liquid kept marching ahead. Late in the half, C9 were able to take the last five rounds to bring it back close, 7-8.

Liquid kept their lead after the first gun round of the second half, but unable to follow it up, Cloud9 took the lead with Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery spearheading his team's efforts, although the CTs were quick to tie it up once rifles were in play on both sides. Back in control, it didn’t take long for Liquid to close out the map and match, 16-12 to secure a spot in the consolidation final against 100 Thieves.

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 44 - 26 +18 104.7 1.56
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 40 - 27 +13 86.5 1.32
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 35 - 29 +6 60.1 1.06
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 31 - 32 -1 70.9 1.00
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 26 - 27 -1 65.3 1.00
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemeryfloppy 42 - 36 +6 90.4 1.33
United States Josh 'oSee' OhmoSee 30 - 30 0 78.9 1.03
South Africa Johnny 'JT' TheodosiouJT 21 - 35 -14 51.5 0.80
United States Ian 'motm' Hardymotm 26 - 38 -12 56.8 0.75
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' GroesbeekSonic 22 - 37 -15 56.4 0.72
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1388
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
699
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1349
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
621
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1135
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1324
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
681
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
nice
2020-06-13 19:43
3 replies
#8
ZywOo | 
United States Frotha
God floppy, all rifle and pistol kills
2020-06-13 19:50
2 replies
liquid would never have won if they played against mibr
2020-06-13 20:16
1 reply
#29
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United Kingdom AulrenT
Flag checks out
2020-06-13 20:24
lmao
2020-06-13 19:43
:( sad
2020-06-13 19:43
Ez 100thieves
2020-06-13 19:43
Expected.
2020-06-13 19:43
#6
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United States Amerika!
Ok
2020-06-13 19:44
#7
NAF | 
Finland tpsa
EZ4NAF
2020-06-13 19:44
nt floppy
2020-06-13 19:47
3 replies
i like ur name
2020-06-13 20:58
1 reply
ty i like your flair men))
2020-06-13 21:00
The carry was real
2020-06-13 22:45
#11
valde | 
United States jax9
save floppy.
2020-06-13 19:51
1 reply
No just kick sonic
2020-06-13 20:00
#12
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Pakistan LoOuU2
SeriousSloth Pog But i hope 100T wins though
2020-06-13 19:54
NAFFERS
2020-06-13 20:01
GG BETTER TEAM WON
2020-06-13 20:02
2 replies
#22
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Armenia TiBoN29
GG oSee so good
2020-06-13 20:07
+1
2020-06-13 20:09
#16
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China HEIDASHUAi
-Stew +Floppy
2020-06-13 20:03
2 replies
#23
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Armenia TiBoN29
Nahh
2020-06-13 20:07
Before maybe but Stewie is the IGL now
2020-06-13 22:08
#24
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Russia EveryDayOk
Ok racista
2020-06-13 20:08
Nice to see Liquid winning games they should have no problem winning! #LetsGoLiquid!
2020-06-13 20:12
Liquid and NA teams always peaking at summer lul
2020-06-13 20:12
#30
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Europe Theivze
Stew igl = top 10 team
2020-06-13 20:30
#33
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Indonesia cleostar
glad to see nitr0 has more freedom in the team. he was the star in team and hes also a veteran. ofc he can be good again.
2020-06-13 21:13
Can someone enlighten me? Sonic supposed to be C9's star player, or not? They did pretty well anyway, they got potential (maybe after a player change, who knows).
2020-06-13 22:16
2 replies
He's still good, this just wasn't his game
2020-06-13 22:44
Floppy is probably the star player not Sonic.
2020-06-14 05:40
Ez for the best team in NA
2020-06-13 22:43
#41
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Poland SebL
Liquid is so inconsistent. Cloud9 for me lacks a bit of chemistry, something needs to change in this team, maybe coach or a player idk.
2020-06-14 01:04
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