Liquid advance to DreamHack Open Summer playoffs; Ze Pug Godz eliminate Triumph

The North American frontrunners topped Group A following a 2-0 victory over Chaos (16-11 Mirage, 16-8 Inferno) in the winners' match.

The addition of Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince has continued to pay off for Liquid as the team eased their way through Group A of DreamHack Open Summer North America, with the new addition shining in his debut against Ze Pug Godz on Saturday before the rest of his team stepped up to bat in their second match against Chaos to earn a spot in playoffs.

Multi-kill rounds from Grim and Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski kicked off Liquid's offensive effort on Mirage, with four frags from Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken helping to recover a 2vs5 situation as his team moved up to an 8-2 lead. Chaos tightened up their defenses towards the end of the half, securing five rounds in a row to put themselves within one round of their opponents by the break.

A pistol and ensuing anti-eco victory for Liquid saw the team further extend their lead as the second half got underway. It took a handful of entry kills from Jonathan "⁠Jonji⁠" Carey to get Chaos on the board, allowing them to tie the match at 11-11, but stellar rifling from Twistzz and EliGE kept Liquid in control as they took five rounds straight to close out the map.

Twistzz led the way on Mirage with a 1.52 rating

Chaos seemed set to make Inferno a closer affair as they opened the map with a pistol win, but three Five-Seven frags on the B defense from Grim in the ensuing round quickly swung momentum in the favour of Liquid. The Intel Grand Slam champions pushed up to four rounds before Chaos broke through, Jonji and Joshua "⁠steel⁠" Nissan combining to get their side back in the saddle with five rounds in a row, leading 6-5.

It was the Deagles of EliGE and Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic that ended up putting a halt to Chaos' streak, and from there, Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip's troops took firm control as they locked down the remainder of the map, only conceding two additional rounds in the second half before closing out the series with a 16-8 victory.

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 40 - 29 +11 90.9 1.34
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 38 - 29 +9 79.1 1.27
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 37 - 33 +4 76.4 1.15
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 33 - 24 +9 67.4 1.12
United States Michael 'Grim' WinceGrim 33 - 30 +3 74.8 1.10
 Chaos K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Jonathan 'Jonji' CareyJonji 39 - 37 +2 81.3 1.06
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissansteel 33 - 36 -3 67.9 0.94
United States Erick 'Xeppaa' BachXeppaa 28 - 38 -10 67.8 0.87
United States Nathan 'leaf' Orfleaf 24 - 38 -14 53.6 0.74
United States Anthony 'vanity' Malaspinavanity 21 - 32 -11 47.5 0.69

Meanwhile, Ze Pug Godz defeated Triumph in the Group A elimination match, pulling off a comeback to take Inferno before conceding a massive 15-3 lead on Mirage, forcing a Vertigo decider. There, Austin "⁠Cooper-⁠" Abadir's side got back in the saddle as they crushed any vestiges of hope for Triumph, cruising through the map 16-1 to keep themselves in the running.

Chaos and Ze Pug Godz will face off on Wednesday at 22:00 to determine the second team to advance to the playoffs out of Group A.

Canada Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
755
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1342
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
617
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1303
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1089
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
622
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1278
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
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United States Austin 'Cooper-' Abadir
Austin 'Cooper-' Abadir
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
583
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.09
#2
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Poland GodLk
twistzz god
2020-08-12 01:06
+1
2020-08-12 10:06
liquid cheaters, steamcommunity.com/id/kudosoduk team liquid admin banned yesterday..
2020-08-12 12:43
#48
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United States Zysyphian
the steam group admin.....
2020-08-12 19:35
also friends with many pros)
2020-08-12 19:35
Good job liquid
2020-08-12 01:06
expected from the best team in the world
2020-08-12 01:06
yes sir! and your name is true
2020-08-12 10:56
#5
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Canada JC_123
good
2020-08-12 01:06
Soon top 2 (after BIG goats ofc)
2020-08-12 01:06
+1 this guy gets it Big and Liquid two best teams in the world
2020-08-12 01:07
Username???
2020-08-12 01:41
Lul
2020-08-12 09:42
Xantares finally made enough money throwing games, he decided to start playing seriously XD
2020-08-12 08:53
#9
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Poland SebL
Liquid is really good atm. Ze Pug Godz is really good aswell. Triumph looks really bad for now, it will be hard to rebuild this roster.
2020-08-12 01:10
They just had two new members. Give them a little while
2020-08-12 09:07
#37
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Poland SebL
I know, but still I think this lineup even on paper looks really bad and even with time I don't think they will be good.
2020-08-12 10:18
#10
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
So nice seeing Twistzz perform well again!
2020-08-12 01:11
Congrats liquid!!!!!! ZPG did not deserve that win . There captain and coach, made bad remarks to Potter not nice....
2020-08-12 01:31
who cares about she lol
2020-08-12 02:57
#20
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United States Frotha
lol, potter made bad remarks to them
2020-08-12 03:12
Liquid bestest
2020-08-12 01:40
Twistzz too good
2020-08-12 01:47
Let’s go liquid Nitro>stew igl
2020-08-12 02:25
#22
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United States Frotha
Nice try Chaos! youtu.be/dTpDKQmD70w
2020-08-12 03:58
Wow I didn't even know they had a match today. I went on twitch and saw it wasn't updated title I guess. On a side note, I have a joke, why did leaf get banned? Because pokimane was the admin.
2020-08-12 04:01
Ok
2020-08-12 06:30
#24
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Chile cristiaan
ANOTHER LIQUID ERA 😎😎😎😎
2020-08-12 04:02
#27
ropz | 
United States DV19
Spoken like a true Texan
2020-08-12 06:36
#52
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Chile cristiaan
why texan XD
2020-08-12 22:09
zpg threw game 2 so hard
2020-08-12 07:52
sv_cheats 0?
2020-08-12 09:54
just dropped 2 gloves right now, one of them FADE MW 0.7 float AMA/
2020-08-12 10:10
#44
NAF | 
India FosFate
pick those up again
2020-08-12 12:25
#38
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Bulgaria mythr0x
gg
2020-08-12 10:40
#39
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Russia ToughGuy
wow liquid beat #32 team
2020-08-12 10:40
Nice
2020-08-12 11:20
ZPG 15-3 on Mirage to loose 16-19 to loose me 400€
2020-08-12 12:18
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