Liquid sweep MIBR; to face FURIA in BLAST Premier Fall Showdown semi-finals

Liquid showed good form against MIBR, winning Nuke (16-11) and Dust2 (16-2), to secure a spot in the final round of the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown bracket.

Liquid are through to the last match of the BLAST Premier Showdown bracket after defeating MIBR, dominating the Brazilians in a two-map series. MIBR’s start against Liquid was reminiscent of their opening match against FaZe on Nuke, falling far behind early on, but unlike FaZe, Liquid didn’t give the Brazilians enough of an opening to get comfortable and shut down the Brazilian team's comeback attempt to close out the first map of the series 16-11.

MIBR started Dust2 against Liquid on the attack, but weren't able to break through the North American squad's defenses, as Jason "⁠moses⁠" O'Toole's men once again took a large lead going into the half before closing the map and series out in dominating fashion.

Liquid will now go on to face off against another Brazilian squad, FURIA, a team they have struggled against all year, in the last match of the tournament’s single elimination bracket that will earn the victor a spot at the BLAST Premier Fall Finals. MIBR, now out of the BLAST Premier Showdown, will play OG next in the Flashpoint 2 playoffs on Tuesday.

Liquid won four out of four pistol rounds in the quarter-final series

Four kills by Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince with the USP put Liquid ahead after the opening round of Nuke, although MIBR were able to retaliate in the forcebuy. The Brazilians weren’t able to gain the lead, however, as a forcebuy by the CTs ended up in Liquid settling their economy and opening a gap on the scoreboard, 6-1. MIBR tallied another round by winning a 2vs2 afterplant on A, but weren’t able to follow it up as Liquid dominated the rest of the half, 13-2.

The second pistol round also went to the North Americans, now on the attack, and MIBR once again took the forcebuy, but were again unable to follow it up. Up against match point the Brazilians put in work try to mount a comeback, hitting double digits, but eventually fell short as Liquid closed the first map out 16-11.

Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken clutched a 1vs2 retake on the B site of Dust2 in the first pistol round, after which Liquid were able to start running away early on, as it wasn’t until the eighth round that MIBR were able to defend a plant on the B site to get on the scoreboard, 1-7. Vito "⁠kNgV-⁠" Giuseppe and company struggled to replicate that result and kept falling behind, winning just one more on the way to another dismal 2-13 half. Liquid won the second pistol round to make it four out of four in the series, and quickly brought the series to a wrap, 16-2, to advance to the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown semi-finals.

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 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Leonardo 'leo_drk' Oliveiraleo_drk 33 - 38 -5 81.9 1.00
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV- 30 - 36 -6 80.9 0.95
Brazil Vinicius 'vsm' Moreiravsm 26 - 32 -6 65.4 0.87
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 26 - 38 -12 65.6 0.81
Brazil Alencar 'trk' Rossatotrk 18 - 38 -20 48.3 0.56
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 38 - 29 +9 96.6 1.36
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 36 - 21 +15 70.3 1.35
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 37 - 29 +8 85.0 1.33
United States Michael 'Grim' WinceGrim 39 - 26 +13 90.0 1.28
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 32 - 28 +4 78.2 1.20
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
748
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1135
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
668
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
#3
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Algeria Tari)))
EZ
2020-11-28 18:37
1 reply
#89
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United States weaboo
LUL I knew mibr = lucky bots to beat faze
2020-11-29 07:06
TOLD YAA I TRUST MY BOYS #FREEVSM
2020-11-28 18:37
7 replies
+1 for name
2020-11-28 18:39
4 replies
+1 for name
2020-11-28 18:53
3 replies
#50
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Canada wanderofus
-1 for flag
2020-11-28 19:52
1 reply
ngl im from china but live here so i gotta have some pride
2020-11-28 22:52
#72
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North America Wakir
Ez
2020-11-28 22:32
+1 for Nitr0 :(
2020-11-28 18:50
lesgo for nitr0
2020-11-29 01:54
Faze lost to this. kkkkk
2020-11-28 18:38
1 reply
faze it´s a trash dude
2020-11-28 21:38
#6
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Serbia mil0sh
ez for stew and boys
2020-11-28 18:38
nt mibr, better luck next time. maybe shoot heads?
2020-11-28 18:38
1 reply
Maybe stop rush and lose rounds so fast ?
2020-11-28 18:39
liquid pls beat furia this is the most match by far vs them
2020-11-28 18:39
6 replies
#15
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South America ZyvvOo
they have more chances now than always because of the teams problems..
2020-11-28 18:41
2 replies
+1 their best chance since 2019 lmao, pls
2020-11-29 06:04
1 reply
#92
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South America ZyvvOo
sad liquid is now furia's bitch
2020-11-30 02:25
+1 🙏
2020-11-28 23:37
+1 please god GabeN
2020-11-29 06:01
important* wtf me dumb
2020-11-29 06:04
#11
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Germany mainak90
One of the bad days for mibr, no worries they'll come back stronger next time.
2020-11-28 18:39
Kinda fun considering all those br comments under the match page, saying they are too strong on nuke and dd2 (exactly the maps they lost), no way liquid wins, etc.
2020-11-28 18:40
4 replies
#34
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Brazil rehbobina
Brazilian fans are like that, not for nothing made the best Brazilian CS team to be hated by most foreigners. For me it was expected 2-1 or 2-0 for liquid, mibr is still very fickle. One day they can beat Faze and the next they lose to apeks, for example. The proof of this inconstancy was d2 15-2 for BIG against mibr and a week later d2 15-2 for mibr against the same big.
2020-11-28 18:59
3 replies
#38
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United States Gonginator
You have to remember that this MIBR lineup is new / temporary. Honestly, they've done better than most people have probably expected them to. At least they show signs of being a promising team and could do a bit better than the previous lineup, but that's just my opinion.
2020-11-28 19:03
2 replies
#46
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Brazil rehbobina
Yes, these problems they currently have are very due to the short training time and now that the other teams have more content to study about them, they needed to reinvent themselves more, but I believe that this line-up is maintained, it will still evolve a lot.
2020-11-28 19:34
1 reply
#60
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United States Gonginator
I really hope the current MIBR lineup stick together. LUCAS1 isn't an all-star player and I used to say he was bad, but he brings a lot to the team. Side note, it's a bit sad to not see LUCAS1 and HEN1 playing together since they're brothers (and twins? someone correct me if I'm wrong).
2020-11-28 20:48
Faze lost to this xaxaxax
2020-11-28 18:40
MIBR FANS KEKW
2020-11-28 18:41
na vs na borning
2020-11-28 18:41
1 reply
NA that beat EU tho
2020-11-28 20:32
#18
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Chile cristiaan
so ez
2020-11-28 18:43
#19
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Brazil _Awper
honeymoon has ended
2020-11-28 18:43
#20
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Brazil rehbobina
the hype is over :( today mibr lost all possible clutches, wp liquid
2020-11-28 18:44
#21
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United States ThisNephew
liquid getting good again Pog
2020-11-28 18:46
#23
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Brazil pasinato
NT mibr today its not the day LETS go Furia, revenge us
2020-11-28 18:49
Canada carrying US?
2020-11-28 18:50
#26
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
FAZE LOST TO MIBR!??!?
2020-11-28 18:52
2 replies
+1
2020-11-28 18:54
Noscene
2020-11-28 19:37
Mibhow
2020-11-28 18:53
GG Liquid, Im sad for MIBR but happy for Liquid showing some life in the end of the year. As for MIBR, they still looking good, it was an abysmal dust2 but every team sometimes have bad days.
2020-11-28 18:53
So ez.
2020-11-28 18:53
Twistzz had good game wtf
2020-11-28 18:53
1 reply
#62
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Canada JC_123
he had like 4 bad games over a couple months and everyone thought he's somehow washed up
2020-11-28 21:03
#33
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Brazil lullaby1
Liquid too strong in this match
2020-11-28 18:55
#35
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Poland SebL
Liquid is looking great atm., TOP 10 team for me. MIBR is really good, but Liquid was just better.
2020-11-28 19:01
gg
2020-11-28 19:02
how come liquid get to start ct on both the maps?
2020-11-28 19:02
#39
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Pakistan LoOuU2
NAF NA GOAT
2020-11-28 19:06
7 replies
+1
2020-11-28 19:08
5 replies
Fan Faze????
2020-11-28 20:38
4 replies
cry free kkkkk
2020-11-28 21:09
3 replies
Mas como é otário kkkk
2020-12-03 11:20
2 replies
i dont speak ur shitty language my bad
2020-12-03 16:26
1 reply
Troxa, analfabeto...kkkkk
2020-12-04 22:16
+1
2020-11-28 19:09
#41
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Finland Lattee
Ez, maybe liquid can gain something from this and start rolling
2020-11-28 19:08
SeriousSloth EZ
2020-11-28 19:13
Liquid on lan = ez top1 OMEGALUL
2020-11-28 19:15
As expected
2020-11-28 19:19
what a crush
2020-11-28 19:52
xaxa
2020-11-28 19:57
ez for best team in na
2020-11-28 20:22
Ez sweep
2020-11-28 20:32
Really wanna see Team Liquid vs Team Vitality on DD2 or G2
2020-11-28 20:37
9 replies
they will lose easily...Right now only astralis and G2 stand a chance against vitality
2020-11-28 20:58
7 replies
Right now they will get smashed but assuming they comfortably beat Furia I think they could have a close DD2 map with Vitality in the Blast Global Finals and Vitality isn't in DH anyways.
2020-11-28 21:22
6 replies
Liquid have been losing comfortably to furia all year round....i dont expect that trend to change unless furia really have those major out of server issues....and tbh i just dnt like liquid ....i find them too arrogant especially stewie..
2020-11-28 21:28
5 replies
Just watch one of those Team Liquid vlogs from last year they`re pretty friken funny
2020-11-28 23:07
4 replies
I don’t know why people think the players are arrogant besides Stewie. Elige had some problems with simple but that doesn’t imply he was ever arrogant
2020-11-28 23:40
3 replies
Maybe cuz Nitro got "kicked" so they think the players are like NiKo kicking IGLs and taking the role and being "arrogant"
2020-11-29 00:30
2 replies
the thought of liquid players being cocky was way before nitr0 got kicked, maybe because they are aim reliant and people think that aim stars are arrogant
2020-11-29 00:31
1 reply
Some people might think that cuz they kinda look like some NA CHAD aimstars that stereotypically are arrogant and stuff
2020-11-29 01:46
Liquid will get smashed by Vitality.
2020-11-28 21:19
#FREEVSM
2020-11-28 21:12
Furia is not ready
2020-11-28 21:15
#67
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Germany Effizienz
Expected
2020-11-28 21:20
#71
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Argentina jqn
so ez
2020-11-28 21:46
im actualy suprised stewie have rating on "+"
2020-11-28 22:39
Vsm and leo vs 8 ggwp
2020-11-28 22:43
16-2.... lol...just disband and rebuild whole team...
2020-11-29 00:32
#88
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Canada ASH1
Happy for mibr, they are doing very great. #FREEVSM
2020-11-29 06:53
ez for liquid
2020-11-29 09:28
trk is bottom frag from like the last 2 match they've played....he must up his performance more...because that man is a beast too
2020-11-29 09:57
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