100 Thieves defeat Liquid; to face Evil Geniuses in ESL Pro League consolidation final

100 Thieves reverse swept Liquid to proceed through the ESL Pro League Season 12 North America lower bracket, where they will face Evil Geniuses in the consolidation final.

The third and fourth best teams in the ESL Pro League Season 12 North America group stage, Liquid and 100 Thieves, faced off in the first lower bracket playoff match after FURIA blew past Evil Geniuses in the upper bracket. This time it was 100 Thieves who took revenge on Liquid, whom they had lost to at the beginning of the month in the group stage, coming from behind to turn the series around after losing their map pick. 100 Thieves will now face EG in the consolidation final on Saturday in hopes of reaching the grand final, where FURIA is waiting.

The series kicked off on Vertigo, 100 Thieves’ map pick, but it was Liquid who took the first pistol round on the CT side as Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski downed four of the attacking players on A. The match was tied up in the second round, with 100 Thieves swinging the momentum early on in the half. It wasn’t until the 11th round that Liquid were able to stop the attackers, who were running amok with the half, going on a five-round streak to bring it back to 6-9 at the half.

Liquid won the second pistol round, securing a 5vs5 afterplant situation on the A site, going on to tie the map up before 100 Thieves’ first buy. Two opening frags by Jay "⁠Liazz⁠" Tregillgas helped the CTs win their first round of the second half, which they were able to follow up to start gaining momentum, but Liquid regained control after a save round giving up just one round on their way to a 16-13 victory.

Gratisfaction topped the scoreboard with a 1.30 rating in the series

100 Thieves bounced back by winning the CT-side pistol round and taking an early 5-1 lead, but Liquid were quick to bring it back to a tie. EliGE and company then took the lead, but 100 Thieves struck back with doubles by Joakim "⁠jkaem⁠" Myrbostad and Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage to take the lead and go ahead 9-6 at the half.

Doubles by jkaem and Liazz got 100 Thieves on double digits in the second pistol round, but an upset by Liquid in the third round of the half turned things around as they closed the gap to 10-11. The two teams reached the 26th round all tied up, 13-13, but an explosion onto the A site gave 100 Thieves the lead back as they cruised to a 16-13 victory to force the series into the decider map.

Liquid are out of ESL Pro League S12 North America in fourth place

100 Thieves won another pistol round on the defending side of Inferno with doubles by Liazz and jks, going up 4-0 before Liquid brought it back to a tie. The two teams then traded rounds vying for control of the half, but back-to-back multikill rounds by Sean "⁠Gratisfaction⁠" Kaiwai with the AWP kept his side ahead as they ended the half up 9-6.

A play from apartments to A gave 100 Thieves the second pistol round, which they were able to follow up two times before Liquid retaliated, but it was the terrorists who were able to pull through, winning the map 16-9 to secure the series and proceed to the consolidation final.

25th September 2020
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 65 - 59 +6 82.2 1.12
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 50 - 53 -3 67.9 1.04
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 52 - 55 -3 61.6 0.96
United States Michael 'Grim' WinceGrim 47 - 58 -11 66.7 0.93
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 41 - 62 -21 65.9 0.86
 100 Thieves K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 64 - 46 +18 84.1 1.30
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 57 - 52 +5 80.1 1.13
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 61 - 54 +7 73.0 1.10
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 53 - 44 +9 68.9 1.06
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 51 - 59 -8 71.7 0.99

The ESL Pro League Season 12 North America consolidation final which will pit 100 Thieves and Evil Geniuses will go live on Saturday, September 26, at 19:00 .

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
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New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
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Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
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Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
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Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
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It was 10AM...
2020-09-25 22:48
wtf stewie, what are you doing here?!
2020-09-25 22:48
stewie alt kekw
2020-09-25 23:58
2020-09-25 22:48
Report stewie for being bad igl
2020-09-25 22:49
2020-09-25 22:49
Lulquid Even NiKo and BoombI4 IGL better than Shit2k IGL Well... Every team who has major winner from c9 must suffer
2020-09-25 22:50
Spain N0Love
Rush was doing good in CoL just bad luck with obo
2020-09-26 13:02
cArn | 
Philippines J4DEM
and they said nitr0 and adren is the problem
2020-09-26 13:50
liquid is embarrassing. -bot2k +daps -grim +an actual awper (naf is not good enough as one)
2020-09-25 22:50
-NAF +GuardiaN
2020-09-25 22:50
Brazil VlNl
-bot2k +FalleN
2020-09-25 22:51
no one is touching fallen for the next 3 years lul
2020-09-25 23:02
I think liquid is the only team fallen could actually go to and make better lmao
2020-09-26 01:21
Philippines EDBX
It blows my mind TL decided to turn Naf who is a world class rifler into an awper, kick their IGL/awp, and then replace him with another rising star rifler. It just makes no logical sense, you could have 2 strong teams based around this TL core but they lack necessary roles in their current line up.
2020-09-25 22:52
+144567899 Only thing I may disagree with is nitr0 being the awper. He only ever really awped on overpass. But I think he could've awped on the other maps and improved. Either way, nitro is definitely an upgrade at igl over stew. So sad that Stewie's lack of Structure and leadership is going to destroy a rising NA talents career before it starts. Stew2k has no idea how to incorporate him into the lineup
2020-09-25 23:15
Sweden SavageSven
Why not just make Grim IGL, wasn't that his role with Triumph? Let Stewie2k watch the smokes all game
2020-09-26 00:47
United States kza7
Im pretty sure Shakezullah was igl
2020-09-26 01:10
oh you right my bad
2020-09-27 12:20
Liquid need better calls. I don't care how good every player in NA says Stewie is, Liquid are playing like they have no teamwork and it's sad.
2020-09-25 22:52
Yeah so why do you have a heart stewie2k
2020-09-26 00:57
Because you can be a fan of someone and still want them to improve?
2020-09-26 01:23
Cause I love Stewie. They just need better calls; maybe NAF igl and Stewie AWP
2020-09-26 01:28
You can be a fan of someone and remain objective
2020-09-26 03:30
United States vs3veN
Great point
2020-09-26 09:36
True I like stewie but he's got problems
2020-09-26 17:04
sad for elige pls go to complexity
2020-09-25 22:54
Philippines EDBX
Team Liquid is a sinking ship and Nitr0 who was his friend there all these years is gone. If he wants to accomplish more in his career and be one of the GOATs its time to go to Europe.
2020-09-25 22:56
2020-09-25 23:10
2020-09-26 11:32
Or c9
2020-09-26 01:22
Telling by everything going on with c9, c9 needs To go to elige
2020-09-26 06:20
Spain N0Love
I dont think Elige wants to move to Europe
2020-09-26 13:03
Isn't CoL supposed to move back to NA eventually?
2020-09-26 17:49
Spain N0Love
No idea
2020-09-28 09:25
Indonesia DioBrando
Bot2k ruined Team Liquid
2020-09-25 22:55
Philippines EDBX
He has been the obvious weakest player since forever, but management is ultimately responsible for the wreckage that is TL rn.
2020-09-25 22:57
fuck 10am match. sad for my boi stewie. wouldve destroyed au noobs if playing at night kkk
2020-09-25 22:56
You wouldn’t think stewie changed his sleep schedule for this match? Didn’t even consider that stewie is a professional player so he obviously needs to change his sleep schedule to prepare for a match? Also if you watched the pre match interview with Chet (100T coach) they busted their asses preparing for this and it payed off
2020-09-26 06:27
To add on, in traditional sports, athletes wake up super early on the morning to warm up. Swimmers, for example, have already been training for 6 hours by the time 10am roles around.
2020-09-26 20:07
Yes, but in esports its a bit different, wake up approx. 2 hours or more before match, they normally begin to warm up 1 hour and 30 minutes before the match and so fourth, but same concept. Good point.
2020-09-27 15:35
Ty 100t. I'm rich a f now and I'm going to the bar 🍸
2020-09-25 22:58
what a embarrassing professional career to have bottom fragging ever since joining liquid when your excuses run out and blame it on 10am I guess every other players don't experience same thing as you bot2k no wonder hes a bot every game, he just makes excuses and dont have motivation to get better. kick this bot
2020-09-25 22:58
Being bottom frag is a retarded silver coment, the point is that he is hsving poor games
2020-09-26 02:50
When he is bottom in 9/10 games, only thing retarded here is you.
2020-09-26 08:41
Lmao +1 for the name
2020-09-26 12:14
Spain N0Love
+1 for everything. This guy has been bottomfragging since the c9 major days it's about time someone calls him out
2020-09-26 13:07
There are prob going to be some changes soon. I'm guessing grim wasn't on a long contract and maybe -stew as well
2020-09-25 23:03
Mongolia Kkura
I bet that a lot of teams are bidding for oBo rn
2020-09-26 12:02
Spain N0Love
In NA probably ALL of them. Kid is amazing
2020-09-26 13:08
10 am matches excuse incoming.
2020-09-25 23:03
New Zealand SkirmishX
2020-09-25 23:09
It blows my mind TL decided to turn Naf who is a world class rifler into an awper, kick their IGL/awp, and then replace him with another rising star rifler. It just makes no logical sense, you could have 2 strong teams based around this TL core but they lack necessary roles in their current line up.
2020-09-25 23:09
Portugal dracø
2020-09-25 23:49
2020-09-25 23:50
Spain N0Love
Moses has work to do
2020-09-26 13:10
2020-09-25 23:10
Kick Stewie ffs
2020-09-25 23:11
If 10am is the actual excuse that's the biggest OMEGALUL ever. That's way worse than eg jetlagged and mibr tired.
2020-09-25 23:12
2020-09-25 23:13
Name checks out
2020-09-25 23:55
Australia Cheesle2
2020-09-26 04:20
Grat always pops off on liquid for some reason
2020-09-26 08:07
probably because liquid relies on aiming and grat has no tactical skill either so its a good match lololol
2020-09-26 11:41
Man, feels bad to see TL playing like this. Sometimes I wonder if Liquid would be in a better spot if they never kicked Nitr0 and got a full time main awp instead of stew.
2020-09-25 23:15
NAF | 
India FosFate
Probably would've been better, not sure though. Team currently lacks structure which is by design in Stew's leading, but it's not working. Having nitr0 meant actually great leadership that works out with a gy performing as good as Stew.
2020-09-26 07:26
I believe Liquid should stop trying with the loose style and just try to get some actual structure going on with defined roles. It is weird seeing NAF main awp some times and stew awp the rest all while either elige or grim play entry and twistzzz does support. Their mid round calls are also desperate in most cases. I won't fully blame stew's igl just yet because he is somewhat still adapting, but if the team continues to lose against T2 NA, I would say it is clear that leadership must be changed so that there are better strats. I believe adreN should have stayed in TL as an analyst or something, at least under him TL tried to be the carbon copy of Astralis strategy-wise.
2020-09-26 14:24
Hungary szia
Good match up but EG will prevail
2020-09-25 23:18
Pakistan LoOuU2
Actually quite happy that they finally managed to defeat Liquid in a series for once , especailly considering that JKS wasnt in his usual form. Kudos to 100T! if the rest stay consistent and JKS goes back to his norm, we can win this!
2020-09-25 23:22
Lithuania KingOfPing
Gratata mustache power
2020-09-25 23:24
Brazil Karlogaria
-Stewie, please. He always f%cks up
2020-09-25 23:39
Liquid what doink lul
2020-09-25 23:53
Brazil hugoooo
They should have kicked stewie and nitr0 should've stayed
2020-09-25 23:54
Mustache FTW!
2020-09-26 00:11
liquid can't beat EG anyway
2020-09-26 00:22
Peru devbot
-bot2k +leaf or xeppa
2020-09-26 00:45
i don't get the hate on 100T lately, ye they were in slump, they kinda still are a bit (AZR carry :) ), but they are doing fine. Unlike lulquit...
2020-09-26 00:55
just watch the chinese guy go on twitter and say that they lost because they had to wake up at 10am the other day and that fucked their sleep schedule KEKW KEKW
2020-09-26 00:59
why everyone thinks that stewie2k is a Chinese guy. He is not Chinese, he was born in America and rise in America. His mother and father are Chinese but not him. Everyone hates him in China because he said something really hurt us when he came to China one time.
2020-09-26 01:11
hahaa so easy to read. #35 post on main match. i knew bot2k the worst sh1it on map and liquid lost. im to smart for this sh1it but anyway like this easy money from betting
2020-09-26 01:42
100 Thieves is looking great, and I think it's just the matter of time before they will enter TOP 15, Liquid is looking really good aswell, 100T are just better atm.
2020-09-26 02:48
World Beard43
YTB! It would be great if Grat could find a way to consistently perform like this.
2020-09-26 03:37
-stewie2k +nitr0
2020-09-26 03:56
Australia CaZeR01
Omg 100t actually doing something now???
2020-09-26 04:13
snake2k like NiKo, kick igl, after become igl and drags the team to the bottom, excellent work bring back nitr0 (from shitlorant it will be more difficult) and add not washed up chinese player, TL cant do anything now or disband and give elige naf and twistzz better teams
2020-09-26 05:15
🐍 2k
2020-09-26 05:20
He's not feeling it again. . .
2020-09-26 05:26
yessssssss come on gratttttttt up the thievesssssssssssss
2020-09-26 05:37
Stewie ruined Liquid.
2020-09-26 08:02
Kick stewpid2k, save Liquid. Feeling sad for EliGe
2020-09-26 08:09
rekt stewiebot
2020-09-26 09:25
Snake2k need to retire. First he leave his friends in c9 to mibr, then he singlehandedly destroy liquid from inside by kicking their long standing player and coach nitro and adren. Now he is always bottom fragging and all his call is so bad. They should kick snake2k and there will be no team to accept him.
2020-09-26 10:01
Good thing liquid dropped nitro for stew igl Lan will be the same results.
2020-09-26 13:09
liquid should have added wardell a long time ago...
2020-09-26 13:13
2020-09-26 13:36
2020-09-26 14:36
2020-09-26 16:48
-stew2k +allu
2020-09-26 19:03
Brazil Fauchard
Lol noobsfaction +18 FIRST time in the past 50 years he stay + in the end of a match
2020-09-26 19:11
sad for elige pls go to complexity
2020-09-26 19:39
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