Liquid stop winless streak against FURIA to move on to cs_summit 6 playoffs

Liquid can celebrate their first victory in 2020 against FURIA as they eliminated the Brazilian side from cs_summit 6 and secured a spot in the playoffs.

The North American side finally found an answer to the Brazilians, who had been a huge thorn in Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella's team's side until now as the two sides faced for the seventh time in just the last three months, with Liquid turning around the winless streak with a convincing victory on two maps.

With the win, Liquid have set up an encounter with 100 Thieves in the upper bracket semi-finals, a matchup in which Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic & co. will be massively favored as they won all 11 maps the two sides have played against one another since mid-2019.

FURIA's campaign at the summer Regional Major Ranking event ends with the Brazilian team's first early exit in an otherwise impressive run throughout the last four months, during which Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan's men placed at least in the top-three of seven consecutive regional competitions.

NAF's heroics put Liquid in the driving seat on Vertigo

With a fifth-place decider (with an extra 125 points on offer) still yet to be played between them and the losing side of the Gen.G and Cloud9 matchup, FURIA could be at risk of dropping out of the top-five of the North American ranking, where the Brazilians currently sit in fifth place below Liquid, 100 Thieves, Evil Geniuses, and Gen.G.

Hardly anything seemed to go wrong for Liquid on Vertigo when NAF was involved, as the Canadian put up consecutive quad-kills to get the North American side an early lead and he continued to run rampant throughout the first half. A three-round streak was almost all FURIA could put on the table, as a 1v2 and a triple later in the half saw NAF as the point man in Liquid's dominant offense worth 11 rounds.

A 1v2 clutch from Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato in response gave the Brazilians the first three rounds when the second half started, but Liquid quickly seized back control when NAF stepped up to the plate again with two AWP openings. From there, nitr0 & co. were able to pick up a series lead comfortably after a couple of close rounds went their way.

With NAF more on the sidelines this time, Liquid still looked comfortable on Nuke after they didn't let FURIA capitalize on a pistol round victory. A second-round forcebuy win gave the North American representatives the momentum they needed to take control of the first half, during which they never let arT's side string rounds together thanks to heroics from nitr0 in separate 3v5 and 2v5 scenarios on the upper site.

A 10-5 scoreline on the Terrorist side meant Liquid had enough of a cushion to withstand a good run from their opponents early in the second half. Soon, they tightened up the defense, ensuring a closing without too much drama at 16-10, 2-0.

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 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 32 - 31 +1 70.7 0.97
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 36 - 39 -3 78.4 0.95
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 32 - 42 -10 67.3 0.91
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 30 - 38 -8 70.7 0.85
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 26 - 38 -12 67.3 0.78
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 42 - 32 +10 91.2 1.33
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 41 - 26 +15 75.7 1.29
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 33 - 29 +4 78.0 1.27
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 36 - 35 +1 79.4 1.18
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 34 - 34 0 74.7 1.08
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1323
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1259
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
656
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
579
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.57
APR:
0.13
#1
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Germany GermanEmpire 
So EZ for NA
2020-06-28 23:10
#5
AM | 
France PainInMyAss 
Flukia fans how much?
2020-06-28 23:11
#43
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Switzerland OHMOHM 
Kkkkkkkkkkkk flukia
2020-06-29 02:17
#49
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Asia sosad_today 
No cheats no win
2020-06-29 03:48
#2
FalleN | 
Brazil 9exe_ 
deu ruim
2020-06-28 23:10
BR teams aren't good enough to compete at top NA level
2020-06-28 23:10
#19
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Yugoslavia RiggedShit 
well that is pretty bad then na cs sucks
2020-06-28 23:32
#50
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Asia sosad_today 
+1 though i am not a fan of NA cs but u r rt
2020-06-29 03:49
Wtf lol You seriously have a piece of shit as igl stfu
2020-06-29 07:48
Imagine no Brazilian teams on the major
2020-06-28 23:11
#58
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India _SHM_ 
Boom eSports will represent Brazil
2020-06-29 06:06
#58
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India _SHM_ 
Furia still has chance
2020-06-29 06:06
GOD NAF
2020-06-28 23:11
Ez4liquelige
2020-06-28 23:12
#51
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Asia sosad_today 
+1
2020-06-29 03:50
FURIA CHEATERS KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-06-28 23:12
#52
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Asia sosad_today 
Ofcourse man they are
2020-06-29 03:50
#9
NAF | 
Finland tpsa 
ANY NAFFERS?
2020-06-28 23:12
#31
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Brazil Karlogaria 
I like him
2020-06-29 00:05
Damn it feels good to be a Naffer
2020-06-29 00:46
#46
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Australia CaZeR01 
Been a naffer since his renegades days
2020-06-29 03:24
#47
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United States CaliNinja 
holy crap I forgot about that
2020-06-29 03:27
#61
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Canada herocoolzzz 
man good old days
2020-06-29 07:47
#10
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Germany DEBlL 
elige cheating? omg he cant win against br teams, he's 100% cheating just like leaf
2020-06-28 23:12
#12
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Sweden changrai 
+1:0
2020-06-28 23:13
#15
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Brazil Collee 
furia fans =/= mibr fans
2020-06-28 23:24
MIBR fans ruin it for all BR fans tbh.
2020-06-29 00:45
+1
2020-06-29 00:51
#60
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Brazil Collee 
Can't say you're wrong. Even gaules is ruining everything for our fanbase atm, and I like the guy a lot
2020-06-29 06:09
#62
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Canada herocoolzzz 
Finally someone says that gaules really ruining BR fanbase, thank you.
2020-06-29 07:48
#63
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Germany VERYGERMANGUY 
+1
2020-06-29 07:48
+69
2020-06-28 23:24
+11111 must be cheats
2020-06-28 23:52
#53
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Asia sosad_today 
Aim lock may be
2020-06-29 03:51
winnie the pooh meme lose streak winless streak
2020-06-28 23:12
LMFAO 8/8
2020-06-28 23:42
#57
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Reunion FakeFrenchie 
HAHAHAHAHAHA
2020-06-29 05:03
SO EZ furia disbandp ls
2020-06-28 23:15
Winless streak Pog Liquid new era
2020-06-28 23:18
1 LESS BR TEAM IN THE MAJOR LETS GO
2020-06-28 23:24
Name doesn't check out?
2020-06-29 00:46
#18
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Russia ToughGuy 
FURIA say goodbye to top5
2020-06-28 23:30
#25
ropz | 
Europe Avalox 
They never really deserved that place
2020-06-28 23:43
#20
f0rest | 
United Kingdom Aelin 
did not expect that headline, gg wp Liquid
2020-06-28 23:33
stew is making a good progress as an igl
2020-06-28 23:38
0/8
2020-06-29 07:49
Nice!
2020-06-28 23:39
Lets go liquid
2020-06-28 23:40
When flukia lose, look the comments section.. Br so silent xaxaxa
2020-06-28 23:44
BR only shows up when they win rofl which isn't a lot anyways lmao.
2020-06-29 00:47
#27
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Poland SebL 
Nice win from Liquid, still I feel like they won't comeback to TOP 10 with this roster. FURIA can be solid at this TOP 10 level, however I don't think they will be fighthing for the biggest tournaments with this roster.
2020-06-28 23:50
#30
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Germany Die3Lustigen4 
Liquid will be Top 10 on lan for sure. The question is if there will be any chance to fight their way up to top 3 again, which I sadly doubt right now.
2020-06-28 23:58
#40
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Poland SebL 
Sadly I doubt it highly to.
2020-06-29 00:51
#54
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Philippines EDBX 
I think top 10 is very reasonable, but to break top 5 maybe a change. In my opinion -Adren is already justified but if it has to be a player -Nitro. I would just like him to have a chance to play on lan first so we can see if he can really get his feet back.
2020-06-29 03:51
And -bot2k +igl -nitro +awper
2020-06-29 07:50
#69
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Germany Die3Lustigen4 
The problem is: NA has no good IGLs left. And kicking Stewie would most likely kill the team. Although it is hard, since ELIGE and nitr0 have been in this team together for ages, the -nitro is the only possible change for this team if there has to be one. I would prefer the coaching change first tbh. nitr0 looked better at least recently. I think if Zews 2018 would have had this roster they would have had a better shot at winnig trophies. And with Zews they managed to be a really consistent team. You can already see how much zews is helping EG. Maybe kassad, but I am not too sure about him. Let's wait and see.
2020-06-29 08:11
#75
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Poland SebL 
I don't think nitr0 deserve a second chance. I would change him already.
2020-06-29 11:38
Unlucky for Furia -- Liquid went off individually. Still, Furia is the better team.
2020-06-28 23:54
Finally someone realizing that Furia had showed better CS and before this match they were 6-0 against Liquid not in maps but in actual matches.
2020-06-30 06:19
winless streak? you mean losing streak? ..... liquid have been worse than subpar lately.
2020-06-29 00:18
Unexpected Nice job TL
2020-06-29 00:34
#34
Farlig | 
Costa Rica NixxZz 
Restart, restart!!! Oh wait.. wrong tier3 brazilian team lol
2020-06-29 00:41
#41
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United States Gonginator 
This is the Liquid I'm used to seeing lol. I hope that they can keep this kind of performance up.
2020-06-29 01:05
sometimes these kind of win is the only thing they need to trigger that confidence boost they need
2020-06-29 04:00
#70
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United States Gonginator 
I would hope that they can just be more consistent though. I'm glad they got this win, but ya know...they were once the best team in NA.
2020-06-29 08:53
You mean liquelige right?
2020-06-29 07:51
#71
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United States Gonginator 
Elige is their best player, sure, but everybody else has their games too. Not too long ago, Elige was in the middle of the pack rather than at the top on Liquid.
2020-06-29 08:54
Yeah ik Just get rid of shit2k and you're fine to go on
2020-06-29 09:55
#81
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United States Gonginator 
I'm a believer in the whole idea of keeping a roster together for a while before making changes, so I like the current Liquid roster. I really do feel like Stewie2k's personality helps the team since everybody else is pretty quiet. I know I'm not the first person to say this though, but eh, just my two cents.
2020-06-29 23:55
#42
arT | 
Europe t.o.p 
Let's go Liquid!
2020-06-29 01:27
#44
jR | 
Other k23_puetz 
csgo scene is dumb as fuck. They play 2 times per week, its getting boring. same and same, damn it.
2020-06-29 03:15
#73
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Australia Ohnorepo 
If you were to post this on the second liquid loss sure. This match up played out completely different this time. Seeing Twist look shaky on Vertigo meant we were treated with the Naf. Liquid shut down Art early as often as posssible so we got to see Furia scramble into a different mid round set up to combat the liquid aggression. They're making the best of what they can.
2020-06-29 09:03
#76
jR | 
Other k23_puetz 
Im not posting because of FURIA lose or Liquid win. Im just saying truth, its boring; same and same for weeks
2020-06-29 13:52
#78
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Australia Ohnorepo 
Might help with confusion by not posting it in a post match news article of Liquid vs Furia then... The games are fine considering the situation we're in. Obviously NA is going to suffer more than EU due to the smaller amount of top tier teams.
2020-06-29 14:13
#79
jR | 
Other k23_puetz 
you are completely right, but scene which is inconsistent cant be considered as good. I mean on whole CSGO scene.
2020-06-29 17:12
So lucky
2020-06-29 03:15
#48
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Brazil Feio91 
Totally Unexpected
2020-06-29 03:28
#56
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Korea thr33o 
Oh wow, I'm so used to seeing this matchup the other way around. Glad to see a difference! GG
2020-06-29 05:01
Ez game Liquid
2020-06-29 07:56
G O D Q U I D
2020-06-29 08:58
Finally jesus
2020-06-29 13:57
Literally seen comments in this thread Liquid aren't a top 10 team. Cannot wait for the luls when LAN comes back.
2020-06-29 19:20
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