FURIA edge out Liquid; advance to IEM New York semi-finals

A total of 105 rounds were played to decide the victor of the IEM New York 2020 North America quarter final, with FURIA ending Liquid's hopes with a 2-1 scoreline.

The Brazilians earned their ninth victory over Liquid this year to hand the North Americans a 5-6th finish in the Regional Major Ranking event, setting up an Evil Geniuses - FURIA semi-final.

FURIA were unable to close Inferno after two sets of overtime, won Mirage after an overtime comeback, and finished the match on Vertigo after 29 rounds to conclude the marathon series. Liquid are out of the running for the tournament, but still have the fifth-place decider to play against the loser of New England Whalers and TeamOne on Saturday.

HEN1 was a force throughout the series

FURIA's force-buy win allowed the Brazilian team to go 4-1 up on the CT side of Inferno, but good rounds from Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince and Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski enabled Liquid's early comeback. The score was 6-4 for Liquid when Yuri "⁠yuurih⁠" Santos secured an ace, with the half ending neck and neck: 8-7.

After another good start to a half, FURIA were up 11-7, but Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic on the AWP inspired his team's comeback. The score was 14-12 in favor of the North Americans, but they struggled to close it out as FURIA's 3v5 win at 14-14 ensured overtime. After two sets of added rounds, Liquid managed to push it across the line, with Grim (1.26 rating) and NAF (1.54 rating) being the heroes in the win.

With a 9-1 lead on Mirage, FURIA bounced back from Inferno in no time, as Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles led them with a 16-3 K-D. As the half was coming to a close, Liquid finally figured out how to deal with FURIA's underpass agression, and recovered the half to 10-5 before switching to CT.

After edging out the pistol, Liquid managed to stop consecutive fast A plays from FURIA to claw their way back to an equalization on Mirage (10-10), with a nailbiter following for the rest of the half. A 1v3 clutch from NAF in round 26 proved crucial to Liquid's efforts in reaching 15, but just like on Inferno, they couldn't finish the map in regulation. The late-CT side slip up was enough for FURIA, who claimed Mirage in overtime to force the decider Vertigo.

FURIA seemed unstoppable as the final map kicked off, running up a 9-2 T-side lead before Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip's side managed to tie two together. Grim's clutches helped Liquid get to a 9-6 half, with the pistol pushing them to equalize things at 9-9. As with the previous two maps, things got more tense as the map progressed, but this time FURIA was able to close out early, 16-13, after a streak of six rounds won from seven played.

Matchpage
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1
15th October 2020
19
Inferno
22
19
Mirage
16
16
Vertigo
13
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 94 - 63 +31 91.9 1.36
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 71 - 66 +5 79.8 1.10
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 69 - 68 +1 72.0 1.03
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 64 - 84 -20 74.0 0.98
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 70 - 82 -12 72.2 0.93
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 86 - 71 +15 92.4 1.27
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 85 - 74 +11 86.7 1.19
United States Michael 'Grim' WinceGrim 79 - 73 +6 82.7 1.15
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 54 - 67 -13 56.8 0.88
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 56 - 83 -27 57.8 0.79
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1358
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
940
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1319
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
730
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
638
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1294
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
OMG, 1st. Finally an Argentinian 1st at something.. PD: Congrats Furia, yuurih top1
2020-10-16 02:46
#13
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Brazil tucabrum
Congrats hermano
2020-10-16 02:47
wdym ? argentinian football is the best
2020-10-16 02:48
Shut the fuck up
2020-10-16 02:51
Argentina TOP 1
2020-10-16 02:52
XDDDDDDDD
2020-10-16 04:35
#94
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Europe tete4761
lwlmao
2020-10-16 12:54
LMAO
2020-10-16 13:10
just no kkkkkkkkkkk
2020-10-16 20:00
#20
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Finland dansqoo
First comment was 'ez'
2020-10-16 02:49
Nt mibr_is_overrated
2020-10-16 03:02
No script here bro, just raw talent.
2020-10-16 03:04
Grats my dude
2020-10-16 03:18
Maradonna, Messi?
2020-10-16 09:59
Reported. First post hunting is forbidden here.
2020-10-16 16:37
You're just jealous
2020-10-16 17:52
cool
2020-10-16 02:43
nothing new furia beats liquid
2020-10-16 02:51
Liquid disband when?
2020-10-16 05:18
no shame on losing to the best team of na
2020-10-16 05:24
Irrelevant, just wondering when disband will happen
2020-10-16 05:56
Liquid is a solid team, probably just -stewie2k
2020-10-16 13:44
#99
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Brazil Espentelho
-stew +taco?
2020-10-16 13:58
why would liquid downgrade?
2020-10-16 15:33
Kekekekekekekekek +Taco is good anyday
2020-10-16 19:20
no it's not. They went to win 5 tournaments when that bot left.
2020-10-16 20:22
taco was so good that mibr kicked him
2020-10-16 20:35
#4
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Finland dansqoo
Ok Hen1 ez +31
2020-10-16 02:43
nice
2020-10-16 02:43
#7
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Brazil drydden
NAFLY playing the bo3 of his life, and still wasn't enough
2020-10-16 02:45
#73
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South America JKenny
As if this stupid online game was the game of a lifetime by NAF HAHAHAHAHAAHA
2020-10-16 07:06
#95
TACO | 
Brazil MiTom
Meme....
2020-10-16 13:03
#8
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Brazil dioguinho25
I don't like Furia, but it is nice to see the americaninho tomando in the filhote
2020-10-16 02:43
Why do you dislike Furia? I'm pretty sure you're just a sad MIBR fan who's now cheering for T1 bc MIBR died drowned on their own ego.
2020-10-16 02:50
mibrzete s2
2020-10-16 03:37
Vem conois amibro
2020-10-16 09:54
ez
2020-10-16 02:44
FURIA >>> WHOLE NA
2020-10-16 02:45
yes ofc what about chaos, new england whalers ????????????
2020-10-16 09:48
They for sure aren't the best on NA. Even TeamOne better than them
2020-10-16 10:28
yes but thay still beat FURIA CUZ THEY DID
2020-10-17 13:08
And still not better than Furia, Liquid, EG, 100Thieves, TeamOne. That's my point o view.
2020-10-18 08:17
sure but u still don't get it ... furia can be outplayed by only not top tier teams.. cuz they are unpredictable .. so if they would be in final of something big.. FURIA gonna get slammed
2020-10-20 19:03
Cheers to that
2020-10-16 12:19
If Hen1 is not TOP10 at least this year then HLTV loses all respect
2020-10-16 02:48
#28
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Brazil Elakk
Well If his rating is not among the 10 best, then he won't be there, that's how the top 20 works
2020-10-16 02:57
#16
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China HEIDASHUAi
Furia PogU
2020-10-16 02:48
#18
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Brazil Fauchard
Need a cardiologist
2020-10-16 02:48
Easy for the best team in the world
2020-10-16 02:48
Gg
2020-10-16 02:50
1 hour tech pause nice
2020-10-16 02:52
The strange technical pause, honestly. I can’t say more. Congratulations to Furia, GG Liquid
2020-10-16 03:00
That was strange, I wonder know the reason for calling it
2020-10-16 03:06
#74
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Brazil mkonalves
A steam dele atualizou. Como não tem "pc de torneio", ta cada um com os seus, eles ficam sujeitos a esse tipo de situação. Não é a primeira vez que ocorre
2020-10-16 07:15
True! that was rly strange, probably was something about his steam or idk, btw.. was a good game ! ^^
2020-10-16 03:21
He wanted to play a quick round of valorant
2020-10-16 16:39
Maybe liquid best game. But it just wasn't enough...MAMADOS
2020-10-16 03:01
LULQUID disband when?
2020-10-16 03:04
in 2050
2020-10-16 03:54
Thata a solid roster, just get rid of shit2k
2020-10-16 19:21
Stewie gotta step up
2020-10-16 03:24
+1
2020-10-16 03:53
*step down from the team
2020-10-16 11:14
*down
2020-10-16 19:21
#44
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Brazil renatorib
mom, look dis tech pause 😭
2020-10-16 03:38
God vini
2020-10-16 03:41
tbh stewie played bad but hes support/igl twistzz on the other hand
2020-10-16 03:47
it's always like that in liquid, when the match actually matters, either one of Grim, Twistzz or NAF will play like dogshit (stew already plays like shit everyday so it's not a surprise anymore) FeelsBadMan
2020-10-16 04:39
#49
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Brazil Roufas
gg
2020-10-16 03:59
#50
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Brazil 3nzow
lets go FURIA
2020-10-16 04:03
#51
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Brazil KingDavi
Hen1 pog
2020-10-16 04:10
#52
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African Union mikecool
Hen1s back is sore
2020-10-16 04:24
CRY IS FREE NA!!!!
2020-10-16 04:25
LULQUID lmao
2020-10-16 04:36
#57
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Brazil Karlogaria
In awe with the numbers of HEN1, absolute unit. And Stewie, as always, sinking Liquid. When is he getting kicked?
2020-10-16 04:51
Grats Furia!
2020-10-16 04:53
#59
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Brazil SecondKS
Go furia!!!
2020-10-16 05:03
#63
jks | 
Brazil LMZILLA
gg liquid
2020-10-16 05:22
Bot2k strikes again and again and again. Seriously just drop this overrated kid and get decent igl who can frag
2020-10-16 05:44
+8888888888888888888 Plsplspls Its been years ive been saying this
2020-10-16 19:22
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip 56 - 83 -27 57.8 0.79
2020-10-16 05:45
Kick Art ... too stupid Coldzera should play for furia
2020-10-16 05:53
0/8 bait nt
2020-10-16 06:24
Stewie is having zeus and daps results but without bringing good strats.
2020-10-16 06:24
#71
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Brazil Toxic_BR
Trueee
2020-10-16 06:39
lol
2020-10-16 07:01
Stewie0k -27 LUL
2020-10-16 07:21
#76
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African Union mikecool
The fast and the furia
2020-10-16 08:10
This time Liquid actually did play better than Furia, and they fucked it up on Mirage with 2 or 3 stupid rounds where they just Went pushing.
2020-10-16 09:08
#79
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Germany sommares
TheN1 good job
2020-10-16 09:24
Furia did WHAT to Liquid?
2020-10-16 09:25
Was gonna write exact same thing 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
2020-10-16 19:25
wtffffffffffffffffffffff i didnt even watch the end because of the 30 minute technical but fucking hell liquid you are dogshit
2020-10-16 10:46
Stewie biggest check stealer in the scene LULULULULULULULULULUL
2020-10-16 11:13
#97
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Brazil Karlogaria
Totally. Still can't understand how he has morale among Liquid mates and executives
2020-10-16 13:42
He even got his biggest fanboy as coach now. Liquid are complete idiots.
2020-10-16 14:21
Tactically I can hardly believe that moses brings anything compared to adreN. moses' only job is to be cheering and try to up their mood, and it has got them nowhere thus far xd
2020-10-16 16:58
NA ffs
2020-10-16 11:40
Best duo Liquid and choking
2020-10-16 12:16
Furia is best online team
2020-10-16 12:30
gg Furia, nice choke again Liquid ffs... side note: Why do I have to either watch the games on mute or have to suffer through the likes of Hugo and Harry blabbering on about the game with zero insight. Just saying things for the sake of saying them. These two are tier 2 casters AT BEST, and now it seems they cast all tournaments.
2020-10-16 14:00
come to gaulesTV the best broadcast in the world (if u need to learn portuguese i'll teach u
2020-10-16 15:36
yeh honestly guales is better than these buffoons but i stay for the twitch chat. dont wanna see kkkkkkkkkk being spammed all the time xd
2020-10-16 17:10
FURIA is looking great atm., for me they are TOP 5 team. Liquid is looking really good aswell. I think FURIA is going to win the semi-final vs EG and advance to the final.
2020-10-16 14:57
EZ FOR HEN1, DUDES! O JACARÉ MORDEEE
2020-10-16 17:27
-shit2kek Save elige, lulquid please
2020-10-16 19:26
#120
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Japan chanse
stewie2face :D
2020-10-17 01:40
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