Liquid outlast EXTREMUM to advance to cs_summit 8 upper bracket

Aaron "⁠AZR⁠" Ward's troops will have a chance at redemption in the lower bracket.

Liquid are through to the upper bracket semi-finals of cs_summit 8 following a 2-1 series win against EXTREMUM, a match in which the North American roster initially looked like a revitalized side from their first two showings against Extra Salt and Bad News Bears, but failed to close out a dominant lead on Mirage and needed a Vertigo decider to edge out the victory.

"Calling on this team has been a bit of a test," Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo stated in an interview after the match. The Brazilian also said that Liquid already had a good structure when he arrived on the team, and pointed towards Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski and Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip often taking the initiative to call and make plays in rounds.

"We might try and have Stewie back [to calling] just because it's gonna be easier for me," FalleN went on to say, explaining that the team had protocols and rules he had not thought of deeply prior to joining them. He also revealed that Stewie2K had been in-game leading with his help in their last series, and stated that Eric "⁠adreN⁠" Hoag was brought on to help evolve some gaps that may exist as a result of the different structure so the team can reach the next level.

Stewie may become the primary caller for Liquid once again

Although EXTREMUM got a head start on their pick, Inferno, their lead quickly dwindled as Stewie2K came to life on the secondary AWP for his side. The initial 1-5 deficit was nowhere in Liquid's minds as their demeanor bore a stark difference to their earlier matches, where they had struggled to close out early leads, with smiles all around on the player cams as they conceded just two additional rounds en route to a map win.

Liquid's good spirits continued into Mirage, where they opened the proceedings with another one-sided scoreline, heading up an 11-4 lead at the break. However, a resurgence from EXTREMUM and an entirely uninspired defense from Liquid led to the Oceanic side claiming match point first, and although Liquid were able to fight into overtime, AZR's men were able to even the series score by edging out a map win.

A similar scenario seemed set to unfold on Vertigo, where EliGE hit his stride in a 10-5 opening half for Liquid before a comeback from EXTREMUM got underway, with Hansel "⁠BnTeT⁠" Ferdinand leading the way to tie the scoreline at 12-12. Multi-kill rounds from EliGE finally put a halt to EXTREMUM's efforts, allowing Liquid four final rounds to take the series.

cs_summit 8Best of 3
Matchpage
2
1
25th May 2021
16
Inferno
7
16
Mirage
19
16
Vertigo
12
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
78 - 52 +26 100.1 1.48
77 - 58 +19 95.3 1.35
60 - 55 +5 72.3 1.05
54 - 56 -2 67.7 0.93
43 - 57 -14 55.0 0.87
 EXTREMUM K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
65 - 59 +6 88.9 1.26
61 - 63 -2 73.0 1.04
54 - 60 -6 70.7 0.95
50 - 63 -13 64.5 0.88
48 - 67 -19 59.1 0.78

The double-elimination playoff bracket looks as follows:

Wednesday, May 26 (Upper Bracket)

23:30 North America Extra Salt vs. Brazil FURIA
02:30 Brazil paiN vs. United States Liquid

Thursday, May 27 (Lower Bracket)

23:30 Oceania EXTREMUM vs. North America Extra Salt / Brazil FURIA loser
02:30 Brazil O PLANO vs. Brazil paiN / United States Liquid loser

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1447
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1401
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
31
Team:
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Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1055
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
946
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.62
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1383
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
nt :(
2021-05-25 06:37
13 replies
#4
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United States MemeCrea
extramum bad
2021-05-25 06:38
10 replies
ofc they are, and liquid still lost a map to them lmfao. NA CS is in a tradgic place
2021-05-25 06:40
9 replies
BnTeT can't hard carry them
2021-05-25 06:50
7 replies
#16
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China HEIDASHUAi
I think that's why Mr. Savage left the team for coL
2021-05-25 06:52
similar situation as 100T / Renegades a while back with Jks, seems to be a trend
2021-05-25 06:52
5 replies
Theory craft time. Say jks does leave Col due to role clash with BlameF. Jks comes back, drop Liazz. Put BnTeT in Liazz roles and have jks play like he used to. Suddenly you have a star lurker/clutcher back in his natural role plus a support who can frag bigger. Which also reduces pressure on Grat, so he can play more freely. And jkaem can go back to pure entry.
2021-05-25 07:12
4 replies
#28
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Indonesia draizze
Idk about grat. Most of his death more on his fault, he like to play aggressively but he lack of awareness that put himself to bad spot at bad timing.
2021-05-25 08:08
2 replies
Agree, and also the reason I don't think he's cut for a tier1 team.
2021-05-25 10:10
#47
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Australia csRIOTgo
his 'peeks' on Vertigo were frustrating to watch. Giving up his life so easily...
2021-05-25 15:19
Liazz isn't really an issue, Replacing him would only be for the only purpose of getting an upgrade, JKS is defiantly an upgrade but the main issue is Gratisfaction
2021-05-25 19:40
They lost map for themselves to be honest. But NA are still bad... NaVi, Heroic and Gambit will destroy these teams in MD3's.
2021-05-25 19:32
unfortunate tho lower bracket domination time pog
2021-05-25 08:38
I hope liquid will be back on TOP !
2021-05-25 11:18
fallengod
2021-05-25 06:37
#3
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United States MemeCrea
liquid pog
2021-05-25 06:38
#5
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Yugoslavia novuki
nt indo pride 😔😔
2021-05-25 06:40
6 replies
poland pride*
2021-05-25 08:22
5 replies
#40
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Indonesia SAD_PAW
who said Poland men i mean we have a indonesian player on extremum BnTeT
2021-05-25 10:32
4 replies
u dont know meme?
2021-05-25 16:06
nt fake flagger, faking idyot
2021-05-25 17:22
#61
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Yugoslavia novuki
he clearly is from monaco
2021-05-26 06:04
1 reply
#63
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Indonesia SAD_PAW
nc joke men rlly not funny
2021-05-31 13:40
#6
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Indonesia segopecel
nt nt
2021-05-25 06:39
Fallen seems to play better when he is making calls
2021-05-25 06:39
#8
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North America drac0z
god2k wasnt even trying
2021-05-25 06:40
1 reply
Stewie10am carry
2021-05-25 08:12
#10
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Europe Werner9
free bntet
2021-05-25 06:41
1 reply
+1
2021-05-25 06:49
#11
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Australia vamped
grat and liazz were expected to step up when jks left but neither of them have. Roster change? Or just disband at this point tbh.
2021-05-25 06:42
1 reply
#54
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United States BigDudley
I never expected much from gratz but liazz has definitely shown he can play with the best
2021-05-25 19:11
Extremum just need to replace Grat with someone that consistently have impact and they'll be a good team. Half of the time they have zero AWP presence and it kills them.
2021-05-25 06:43
#13
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China HEIDASHUAi
#SaveBnTeT #Savejkaem -grat +any good awper
2021-05-25 06:49
stewie pog
2021-05-25 07:03
Gratisfaction is trolling, overpeeking same angle twice tf..
2021-05-25 07:04
1 reply
#55
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United States BigDudley
Assuming he’s trolling would assume he’s a good player. I don’t think those 2 go hand and hand when it comes with gratz. He’s just never seemed like that bright of a player for the longest
2021-05-25 19:16
gratisfaction literally the biggest bot
2021-05-25 07:08
Jesus2k doing gods work
2021-05-25 07:13
Gratis bot
2021-05-25 07:15
#24
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Japan ang9r5193
stew
2021-05-25 07:42
#25
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Poland dawido0305
God2k
2021-05-25 07:49
2018 yung stew back
2021-05-25 07:53
#27
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United States famousguy
Free bntet
2021-05-25 07:59
Stew IGLing again??? hopefully not :(
2021-05-25 08:11
#33
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France cedd
bntet and jkaem deserve better
2021-05-25 08:42
stewie haters, where you at?
2021-05-25 08:47
Extremum on their way back. Unfortunately i can’t see them go that far with gratisfaction in the lineup. Grat and nawwk are the exact same players. Once in a while they go nuts, but mostly they’re at the bottom of the scoreboard with low impact. Nawwk couldnt reach consistency, and it feels like the same with Grat.
2021-05-25 09:08
fallen not calling? then why have him...
2021-05-25 09:16
4 replies
#41
arT | 
Brazil logzera
They want to get him out... Haha reach next level, they didnt learn a bit with nitro leaving
2021-05-25 11:05
3 replies
honnestly, Stewie is not a good igl, he is too emotional. Yesterday, he had a good game, but tomorrow, we don't know. And when he is not feeling it, his calls are also bad. Fallen is , at least, more stable. I hope they will keep Fallen as the second caller.
2021-05-25 14:55
2 replies
#56
arT | 
Brazil logzera
Agreed.
2021-05-25 19:26
+1
2021-05-26 08:18
How do you like the updated EXTREMUM after the bootcamp in the EU? Few expected that they would fight Liquid on equal terms. I wish BnTeT and the company good luck and further growth :)
2021-05-25 09:56
YUNG STEW POG
2021-05-25 10:10
Unlucky 😢
2021-05-25 11:16
gratisbot is the rush with no brain god
2021-05-25 13:53
#45
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Brazil danluchesi
Fallen has left Liquid...
2021-05-25 13:54
-Gratisfaction he is solid but not good enough I feel like
2021-05-25 16:16
#50
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Albania Elmmedin1
Stew was so good, Grat missed to much chances
2021-05-25 17:19
#52
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Brazil Anarchybr
Im expecting that -FalleN will happen soon. No point on taking from him IGL duties when he was doing good before that Dignitas match. He is an good awper nowadays but if they’ll retain him just as awper is better to bring some youngster with more upside.
2021-05-25 18:24
1 reply
he bring the views tho, way more important for liquid unfortunatelly
2021-05-25 18:45
Yeah that's a -FalleN incoming
2021-05-25 19:35
Liquid showing a little bit of life left in them. EXTREMUM is showing potential, I would just give them more time honestly.
2021-05-25 21:22
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