Liquid defeat Cloud9; EG ease past Triumph in ESL One Cologne NA

Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip led his team to a 2-1 victory over Cloud9 while Evil Geniuses made short work of Triumph in Group B of ESL One Cologne North America.

Liquid made up for their loss to FURIA in the grand finals of DreamHack Open Summer as they opened Group B of ESL One Cologne with a victory against Cloud9, with Stewie2K leading by example as he topped the server with a 1.46 rating while averaging 95.8 damage per round over three maps. Meanwhile, EG wasted little time in taking down Triumph, setting up a winners' match-up between the two North American giants on Friday at 22:00 .

Cloud9 entered their series against Liquid in good form as a stellar showing from Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery gave the team an early lead, pulling ahead 10-1. Four frags from Stewie2K helped Liquid get back in the running, posting five rounds by the break, and an additional quad kill in the second half pistol kept Liquid in control as they began a comeback effort. It seemed as if the Intel Grand Slam champions would close out the map in fine form, but the combined forces of Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek and Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm's AWPs allowed Cloud9 to force overtime, where they edged out a 19-17 victory.

Unfortunately Cloud9 were left out of sorts on the ensuing two maps as a red-hot performance from Stewie2K propelled his side to victory. A 13-0 K-D for the Liquid leader helmed Liquid's offensive effort to start Vertigo, with the team converting an 11-4 lead at halftime into a 16-8 map victory. Nuke unfolded in similar fashion as Stewie2K and Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski continued to find multi-kills, propelling Liquid to a flawless 12-0 scoreline. Quad kill rounds from floppy and oSee began a short comeback effort for Cloud9, but Liquid's lead proved to be too much to overcome as they closed out the map 16-10.

Stewie2K led from the front in Liquid's series against Cloud9

Evil Geniuses were unrelenting against Triumph, getting off to a flying start on Overpass as a stalwart defense helped them to a 5-0 lead. Multi-kill rounds from Alan "⁠Shakezullah⁠" Hardeman aided Triumph in putting three rounds on the board, but the AWP of Tsvetelin "⁠CeRq⁠" Dimitrov and rifle of Ethan "⁠Ethan⁠" Arnold reigned supreme for the remainder of the map as EG conceded only three rounds in the second half before securing a 16-6 victory.

Triple kills from Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson and Shakezullah offered Triumph an early opportunity on Inferno, but once again Evil Geniuses assumed firm control once the economy was in their favour. Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte and CeRq were at the helm of an 11-4 offensive effort for their side, with the team wasting little time in closing out the series following the side swap.

Matchpage
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Overpass
17
8
Vertigo
16
10
Nuke
16
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
69 - 59 +10 84.0 1.12
60 - 64 -4 65.0 1.01
58 - 67 -9 83.8 1.00
46 - 63 -17 68.7 0.85
43 - 64 -21 55.5 0.77
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
77 - 49 +28 95.8 1.46
70 - 56 +14 83.3 1.27
58 - 61 -3 76.3 1.11
60 - 59 +1 69.1 1.08
52 - 52 0 69.0 1.04
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
43 - 20 +23 97.1 1.69
38 - 21 +17 85.2 1.43
33 - 25 +8 91.8 1.32
27 - 21 +6 69.2 1.17
28 - 27 +1 76.0 1.15
 Triumph K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
31 - 34 -3 75.0 0.92
26 - 31 -5 59.2 0.74
23 - 35 -12 61.7 0.72
17 - 34 -17 55.8 0.65
16 - 35 -19 48.3 0.57
United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
721
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1396
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:
704
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
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
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United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
963
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1012
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1046
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
United States Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
479
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1332
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
209
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.09
#1
God | 
Russia amc20
GOD STEW
2020-08-20 01:47
6 replies
#3
ZywOo | 
United States Frotha
Nice performance Sonic and jt?
2020-08-20 01:48
1 reply
as good as usual
2020-08-20 02:10
#38
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India nitinS
God Stew, nice joke mate I hope He replicate this performance against EG or may be Furia.
2020-08-20 08:49
God STEW
2020-08-20 09:32
yeah stats hunting against tier 7(clown9) team lmao
2020-08-20 09:57
1 reply
#58
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Czech Republic Jostra
If he wasn't so-called ''stats hunting'', they wouldn't even win against em. Nice logic, bruh.
2020-08-20 19:18
ez 4 eg
2020-08-20 01:48
STEW CARRY
2020-08-20 01:48
1 reply
Ez4stew
2020-08-20 09:32
#5
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
Stewgod
2020-08-20 01:49
1 reply
Stew insane man
2020-08-20 09:33
EZ FOR YUNG STEW 🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜
2020-08-20 01:50
1 reply
So ez just some fpl practice
2020-08-20 09:33
Igl 2 k lul
2020-08-20 01:57
EZ Clap for STEWIE2K
2020-08-20 02:05
#14
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United Kingdom Aelin
wp stew
2020-08-20 02:05
poizon & CeRq on fire today... hope they can keep their form all the way.
2020-08-20 02:11
3 replies
cerq has the ability to be the next kennys, he is good
2020-08-20 07:27
2 replies
Yeah that is definitely a possibility, he reminds me of early days kennyS, when he had that explosive style of AWP-ing. He just needs to find more consistency (which he seems to be improving on) and he's gonna be up there with the best.
2020-08-20 17:35
1 reply
+1
2020-08-20 18:39
-sonic -jt plz
2020-08-20 02:25
SO EASY FOR LIQUID, WP from c9 too was good match, Stew brain just too big tho
2020-08-20 02:44
1 reply
na nick
2020-08-20 07:28
I HAVE WAITED FOR STEWIE TO POP OFF FOR MONTHS
2020-08-20 02:50
#21
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Europe t.o.p
Stewie with the 1.46 rating let's go
2020-08-20 02:57
Stewie 1.46 while IGLing, LETS GO
2020-08-20 03:17
Stewie heard yall talking shit
2020-08-20 03:32
Triumph is a dead team now
2020-08-20 03:44
Stewie farming fpl teams but can't break even against a pro team
2020-08-20 03:45
4 replies
#28
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United States K1NGKY
yeah peak faze in boston major was full of noobs in a MAJOR FINAL
2020-08-20 04:36
3 replies
+1
2020-08-20 04:48
#43
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Canada cLutcheR7
According to GuardiaN: They lose because they wanted to end the game quickly at 15-11 but when the score is getting closer at 15-13 they are afraid to lose that their mentality isn't doing well and the calls from karrigan is starting to be bad. If karrigan had a straight mind they could have won. Or atleast if other players actually manage to do well without choking
2020-08-20 09:39
1 reply
A staggering insight. They wanted to end the game as fast as possible you say? They got nervous and tilted at 15-13 in a major final you say? Fuck me who would have known.
2020-08-20 14:14
#27
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Russia ToughGuy
stew haters KEKW
2020-08-20 04:33
#31
cArn | 
Philippines J4DEM
Good to see Stewie7k is back. Now its Stewie77k
2020-08-20 06:02
#32
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Austria Cheesle2
how did Liquid even lose a map
2020-08-20 06:05
1 reply
they werent awake yet
2020-08-20 08:12
Cloud9 is a cursed org
2020-08-20 07:39
1 reply
#46
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France JBzOo
No they are just a stupid org. When they got good line up the sold their player ... rip skadoodle Tarik Stewie2K automatic and rush
2020-08-20 10:12
A good game from stewie?? WHAT?!!
2020-08-20 10:18
Triumph No Grim, No Win.
2020-08-20 10:21
#49
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Poland SebL
Liquid is great, I think it's just the matter of time before they will enter TOP 5. Cloud9 is totally dead and I think they need to rebuild around floppy and oSee because this roster is dead. Evil Geniuses is insane, and I think they will have their own era in some time. Triumph seems to be dead aswell, they should rebuild around the core of Shakezullah, penny and junior.
2020-08-20 10:31
5 replies
oSee lmfao, yeah hes a centerpiece for a tier 1 team??? LMFAOOOO
2020-08-20 14:17
4 replies
#54
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Poland SebL
He is insane, wdym?
2020-08-20 16:00
3 replies
yikes, no woxic is insane. oSee is a tier 2 AWPer
2020-08-20 18:15
2 replies
#59
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Poland SebL
He deserve better team than T3 Cloud9 for sure.
2020-08-21 10:23
1 reply
Not even the 2nd best player so no
2020-08-21 19:08
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