Liquid eliminate MIBR from BLAST Premier Spring Groups

The Brazilian squad will have another chance to make the Spring Final via the Showdown.

Liquid has defeated MIBR in a quick 2-0 series (Vertigo 16-6, Inferno 16-9) to eliminate the Brazilian side from the BLAST Premier Spring Groups. Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo & co. are slated to play FaZe next for a spot at the Spring Final, on Sunday at 16:30 .

The opening stretches of Vertigo had you think MIBR would be able to contest Liquid on the Brazilians' pick, but that perception quickly changed in the middle of the first half as the North American side took over and never let go.

Liquid will rematch FaZe for a spot at the Spring Final

MIBR secured five rounds in a row as Terrorists on the back of a second-round forcebuy win on A to lead 5-1 after consecutive clutches from Bruno "⁠shz⁠" Martinelli and Gustavo "⁠yel⁠" Knittel. But from that point on, it was an all-Liquid show featuring individual brilliance from Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski, Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince, and Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic, all of whom had multiple big moments as the team went 15-1 after the early struggles.

It was a similar story on Inferno, where after going down 0-4 early the Brazilians went on a successful streak on the CT side, with Marcelo "⁠chelo⁠" Cespedes, shz, and yel being the three main pillars of the MIBR defense. It was Liquid who came out on top of the half by one round, however, and the North American team then put together a near-flawless defense to secure another comfortable victory.

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Vertigo
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Inferno
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 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
34 - 36 -2 81.4 0.93
28 - 33 -5 65.8 0.89
25 - 36 -11 59.5 0.79
21 - 38 -17 62.4 0.75
21 - 35 -14 60.0 0.67
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
45 - 25 +20 103.7 1.62
33 - 26 +7 73.9 1.30
40 - 25 +15 79.9 1.25
33 - 30 +3 79.3 1.20
27 - 23 +4 62.7 1.11
Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
833
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
704
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1354
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1361
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
680
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
Brazil Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
692
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
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#3
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United States me_0_major
expected
2021-02-13 23:39
1 reply
#17
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Chile cristiaan
+1
2021-02-14 00:20
#4
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Finland Cucumber))
hahaa
2021-02-13 23:39
#5
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United States squidos
niceu
2021-02-13 23:39
#6
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Portugal BraZGod
fallen better br player 2021
2021-02-13 23:40
ez
2021-02-13 23:41
#9
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Bulgaria alekscho89
ez
2021-02-13 23:43
#11
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Brazil rehbobina
In the past, Brazilians were eager to see mibr play, nowadays they desperately hope for the org to end.
2021-02-13 23:46
2 replies
Not only Brazilians..
2021-02-14 02:40
Thanks to Paulo Veloso and the selling of the tag to literally a NA org.
2021-02-14 09:36
boltz in Brazil 💪💪💪💪 boltz in EU 🤒🤒🤒🤒
2021-02-13 23:46
5 replies
#18
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Chile cristiaan
8/8
2021-02-14 00:21
So true, sad to see that Boltz doesn't believe in himself.
2021-02-14 00:25
3 replies
He's a streamer there's no place for him in pro scene
2021-02-14 08:06
it is hard to have confidence when you´re getting wrecked even playing fpl truth is, EU is different from NA and even more from SA the choke were actually expected, like a guy, I believe vsm said these days, the worst team in EU beats the best in SA
2021-02-14 09:41
1 reply
FPL should never be a performance benchmark for pros, they should focus on what's really important --> game time.
2021-02-14 17:11
#15
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Hungary szia
mibr in europe, heh
2021-02-13 23:58
5 replies
bp5>mibr
2021-02-14 00:27
2 replies
#25
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Hungary szia
true!
2021-02-14 01:48
I think not but i dont be 100% confident
2021-02-14 03:06
that is why its called COME TO BRAZIL not GO TO EUROPE
2021-02-14 02:05
1 reply
CAVOU
2021-02-14 00:24
cant wait to liquid - faze rematch tomorrow. hope for a much closer series ;)
2021-02-14 00:53
4 replies
Liquid are the favorites again correct? If faze actually manage to beat them again without igl+coach, moses truly is the bald fraud lmao
2021-02-14 06:07
3 replies
FaZe has a coach its Robban
2021-02-14 06:53
1 reply
He isn't allowed in team speak or spectate the game. He can't pitch in during tactical time outs. He can only help them prepare
2021-02-14 13:17
You didn't watch navi vs faze if you think liquid are the favorites. Liquid will get destroyed if faze plays well
2021-02-14 08:08
Nice recovery by Liquid; excited for the rematch with FaZe.
2021-02-14 02:18
Lol shortest postmatch article I have ever seen
2021-02-14 02:23
#29
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Brazil g4laxI
It's better watch Mibr FE
2021-02-14 02:34
#34
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Brazil fullsets
Ez
2021-02-14 02:53
#35
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African Union mikecool
Expected as much
2021-02-14 02:54
I mean did they really sign this roster and expect to win? Come on
2021-02-14 04:52
I'm happy for Fallen, hope things go well for him ln Liquid
2021-02-14 06:59
mibr Management is on par with north’s by now Their squad with kng and vsm would’ve been the way better option and even the current godsent squad will probably have the better results in the long run
2021-02-14 09:32
1 reply
Ex mibr is much better than this currently...
2021-02-14 13:32
#48
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Europe robo1234
6 Brazilians in the server and they were bottom 6 on ratings? Why not send all players from that country to Valorant or whatever other game as the struggle at this one?
2021-02-14 09:42
one more 0-2 against faze
2021-02-14 13:18
#51
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Poland SebL
It's still seenable that Liquid is facing some problems, but it seems like it's going the right way. Honestly I thought this is going to be a closer game, both teams semt to have some nice games but are still facing some problems, but yeah, Liquid just destroyed MIBR. Let's see if they can qualify.
2021-02-14 13:23
I came back to say.... kick the danoco before the boat sinks (with the respect for the professional ...) ... Hugs
2021-02-14 13:34
expected
2021-02-14 14:31
follen 'bottomfragger twofaced' toledo
2021-02-14 14:58
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