Liquid survive Bad News Bears scare in cs_summit 8

Despite conceding early leads on all three maps in the series, Liquid were able to sustain and take home a win against Bad News Bears.

Liquid have secured a spot in the Group B winners' match of cs_summit 8, defeating Bad News Bears 2-1 after over a month away from official competition following their defeat to Dignitas in the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown.

The match marked the return of Eric "⁠adreN⁠" Hoag as Liquid's head coach, someone who Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince praised in the post-match interview. "adreN really helps everyone," the 20-year-old stated following the end of the series. "He knows how to play at a professional level, he's done it many times before. He really understands the opposition we are facing, knowing tells, and brings new stuff to try."

Grim also said that practice upon returning to his home region was "actually pretty good" and that the North American teams "that you might not think are good practice are actually doing really good, and doing good things." He ended by praising Extra Salt's performances and their rise in North America, but said Liquid would "play their own game and play 120%" against them on Saturday in the Group B winners' match.

EliGE ended the series with a 1.38 rating

Liquid kicked off Mirage with a masterclass, shutting down Bad News Bears' efforts to enter bombsites and racing to a 9-1 lead in the process. Peter "⁠ptr⁠" Gurney's side finally began to gain ground at the end of the half, mustering six rounds, but Liquid were unrelenting as Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic and Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski combined to crush any vestiges of hope for Bad News Bears by sealing the map shortly after the side swap.

It seemed Inferno was set for a similar showing as an early lead blossomed into a dominant first half for Liquid, who pieced together a 10-5 scoreline by the break. However, Bad News Bears rapidly closed that gap, sustaining in late round situations to briefly pull ahead before Liquid finally found their first T round.

The teams went blow for blow to tie up the score at 13-13, but a pivotal win on a half-buy from Bad News Bears proved to be the key turning point as Liquid's economy was crushed, allowing for ptr to lead his team to a narrow win to tie the series.

It was pages out of the exact same book on the decider map, Overpass, with Liquid gaining ground at the start of the half, only for Bad News Bears to rally back towards the end, bringing themselves within three rounds. Echoes of Inferno began to ring out as a spree of Terrorist rounds gave Bad News Bears the upper hand, only for the team to fall to pistols from Liquid.

Again, the scoreline was tied up at 12-12 as Bad News Bears answered back, but unlike Inferno, a last-second rotate back to the B site from Nick "⁠alter⁠" Jackson and ptr proved to be the death blow for their side, who fell for the second time to Liquid's pistols before back-to-back triple kills from Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip and Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo brought the map to a sudden end, 16-12.

cs_summit 8Best of 3
Matchpage
2
1
22nd May 2021
16
Mirage
9
13
Inferno
16
16
Overpass
12
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
68 - 53 +15 101.3 1.38
61 - 55 +6 74.1 1.16
61 - 44 +17 78.6 1.16
50 - 45 +5 65.8 1.07
60 - 57 +3 72.3 1.06
 Bad News Bears K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
59 - 57 +2 79.9 1.13
51 - 67 -16 77.7 0.97
48 - 62 -14 65.3 0.92
43 - 52 -9 55.7 0.81
50 - 62 -12 63.2 0.80
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1441
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1082
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1395
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1402
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
31
Team:
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
721
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
United States Nick 'alter' Jackson
Nick 'alter' Jackson
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
272
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.72
#1
God | 
Russia amc20
Too close
2021-05-22 06:22
6 replies
NA cs LUL
2021-05-22 06:24
3 replies
Luckquid strikes again
2021-05-22 07:15
1 reply
#58
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United States PhilMC
Chokeliquid as well
2021-05-22 18:27
A Weak cs:go scene in NA is bad for the cs:go community as a whole.. as a fan of e-sport and cs i hope NA can bring a powerhouse of a team in the near future..
2021-05-22 17:40
#36
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Lithuania 7000won
So once agan liquid play in na scene... and later naf will say "na scene is wrong place to traning" like he allready said time ago. Back to europe boiiz
2021-05-22 09:25
1 reply
liquid struggling against t2/t3 na teams, i think they need to train more in general xd
2021-05-22 15:51
I blame ptr
2021-05-22 06:22
#4
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Chile cristiaan
YES ELIGE
2021-05-22 06:24
#5
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Philippines Admyrell
Ez for liquid
2021-05-22 06:24
bad news bears #19 on ESL World Rankins is NO MATCH for PogQuid
2021-05-22 06:25
1 reply
Excuse me, they're actually #15.
2021-05-22 06:28
Extra Salt tomorrow should be a nightmare
2021-05-22 06:30
1 reply
+1
2021-05-22 16:41
Liquid facing challenge from bears, how they can win against EU teams
2021-05-22 06:30
4 replies
they didn't expect to play mm, so they got no counter strat
2021-05-22 06:33
2 replies
Men BNB are actually a decent team, they are no PUG they have experienced players
2021-05-22 06:41
1 reply
Liquid played mm... more then 2 months without playing together... Trully a losable gam.... PTR great awp... Bears in fit...
2021-05-22 16:41
Seriously.... They were winning against NAVI a few months ago.... How have they gone down so bad
2021-05-22 23:47
BNB is better than what people (mostly Europe) will give them credit for.
2021-05-22 06:31
14 replies
+1
2021-05-22 06:38
+1
2021-05-22 06:41
#21
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United States caffeineTX
+1
2021-05-22 06:53
+1
2021-05-22 06:56
#25
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Brazil Anarchybr
+1 same for ES and paiN
2021-05-22 07:11
#26
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United States poL_aris
+1
2021-05-22 07:15
+1
2021-05-22 07:15
#29
MarKE | 
Mexico JV3k
+1
2021-05-22 07:17
+1
2021-05-22 14:20
+1 really nice team
2021-05-22 15:49
+1
2021-05-22 17:30
I wonder why only Americans are +1ing this post 🤔
2021-05-22 18:57
1 reply
Because a lot Europeans have a hate boner for NA.
2021-05-22 23:14
#62
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United States thespecht
+1
2021-05-23 01:38
#11
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Canada dAnk7
Lucky that ptr wasnt doing much first part of overpass. If he was hitting shots then, BnB win.
2021-05-22 06:32
1 reply
+1 awesome player
2021-05-22 15:50
Jonji VapeNation
2021-05-22 06:34
#15
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Japan ang9r5193
NAF GOD
2021-05-22 06:39
Ptr better than most people think
2021-05-22 06:45
A scare for Liquid, certainly, but BNB were no push-overs - they played well.
2021-05-22 06:49
BNB was playing above their paygrade on inferno. WP.
2021-05-22 06:51
1 reply
pretty sure they dont even get paid rn LOL
2021-05-22 15:50
#24
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United States hellokappa
if ptr didnt miss 3 shots on stewie bnb would have won.
2021-05-22 06:56
Very good try by bnb Good series by ptr
2021-05-22 07:29
Lulquid
2021-05-22 07:38
I had heart attack
2021-05-22 07:59
Unlucko bnb((((
2021-05-22 09:02
No 🐻 📖
2021-05-22 09:13
jonji kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-05-22 09:22
#37
puTa | 
Brazil Gudrum
BnB cheating their fucking asses off. Expected from jonji's friends.
2021-05-22 09:29
2 replies
Bro you really think they are cheating, or is this just a joke and you aren’t braindead
2021-05-22 14:50
Shut up
2021-05-22 17:39
#38
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Namibia ALLAHTARES
SCARY
2021-05-22 11:56
#39
arT | 
Brazil logzera
It would be bad and bear news for the market if liquid lost
2021-05-22 12:41
expected
2021-05-22 12:45
big pete still got it!
2021-05-22 13:58
#42
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Portugal reymimo
ez4 Gabriel "Two Faced Fallen" Toileto
2021-05-22 14:08
RIP
2021-05-22 15:06
Liquid is showing some kind of potential I would say. Same for Bad News Bears. It was actually a really close game.
2021-05-22 15:26
I feel as if Liquid even as much as suspect they are better than the other team, they play without any discipline at all. HOWEVER, BNB still played a great game. Great individual moments across the board made this a close affair, and, if they hadn't been there, it would totally have been a quick 2-0.
2021-05-22 16:45
lmao liquid
2021-05-22 18:08
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