Liquid best paiN to set up upper final match against FURIA

The North American side claimed revenge against paiN after losing their first head-to-head match-up in DreamHack Open March.

Liquid have secured a spot in the upper bracket final of cs_summit 8 after beating paiN in a two-map series, setting up a battle against FURIA to see who will advance directly to the grand final of the Regional Major Ranking event.

"In the other games we didn't put in as much work as we did for this one and the last one," Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski said regarding the clean victory. He also touched on Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo's comments after their last match, in which the Brazilian captain had revealed that Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip may take over calling duties, explaining that FalleN had mostly been calling at the start of rounds, while Stewie2K already did most of the mid-rounding.

EliGE led the server in Liquid's 2-0 win

"It's just very difficult when you're not the aggressive player calling stuff," he went on to explain. "We think that it's easier for the player in the action to do most of the calling, so I think just giving that to him has made it a little bit easier." EliGE also added that Eric "⁠adreN⁠" Hoag was helping correct errors more than adding new strategies, stating that their playbook was already deep but that they were making "very basic mistakes."

Liquid were unleashed coming into paiN's pick of Nuke, showing none of the issues they'd displayed in earlier series as they took a comfortable 12-3 lead at halftime led by the trio of EliGE, Stewie2K, and Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic. Match point for Liquid came swiftly after the side swap, with paiN adding a few rounds to their tally before the map was brought to an end.

Dust2 was a closer affair as Rafael "⁠saffee⁠" Costa kept his side in contention, although it was still Liquid who led at the break, pulling three rounds ahead of their Brazilian opponents. The second half was more of a back-and-forth, with Liquid reaching match point and paiN making a bid for overtime, only to be cut short on round 29 as EliGE and company took the map over the line.

cs_summit 8Best of 3
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Nuke
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Dust2
16
 paiN K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
50 - 33 +17 97.3 1.33
31 - 40 -9 74.0 0.93
22 - 30 -8 51.3 0.79
22 - 38 -16 57.7 0.72
26 - 42 -16 54.8 0.67
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
38 - 32 +6 95.1 1.30
40 - 29 +11 83.3 1.23
42 - 29 +13 68.7 1.19
33 - 30 +3 68.3 1.12
30 - 31 -1 62.9 1.03
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
148
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.60
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1410
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
31
Team:
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1385
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Cool, Well done Liquid. Have a nice day Guys!
2021-05-27 05:47
2 replies
go liquid!!1!
2021-05-27 06:30
1 reply
Fair play by liquid, better team won, but there is a lot that paiN can take from this loss to come back stronger
2021-05-27 13:46
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United States Americah!
nt safee grim was on one today on D2
2021-05-27 05:48
1 reply
Saffee is 26 and he’s playing like he’s 19
2021-05-27 08:21
ez for luckquid
2021-05-27 05:50
1 reply
We'll take all the luck we can get!
2021-05-27 16:08
Saffe needs to go tier one he is NUTS
2021-05-27 05:50
6 replies
-junior +saffee
2021-05-27 06:38
5 replies
+1
2021-05-27 07:05
+1
2021-05-27 07:05
+1
2021-05-27 08:22
+1
2021-05-27 13:07
+1
2021-05-27 14:20
#6
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France Haibara
G2 will beat Liquid that's for sure
2021-05-27 05:52
#7
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Brazil Anarchybr
NT saffee he so fucking good
2021-05-27 05:53
- Junior + Saffee Major Furia coming.
2021-05-27 05:59
1 reply
+1 and pls mr.furia do this
2021-05-27 06:39
#9
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Philippines Admyrell
Very great game for liquid
2021-05-27 06:16
Saffee actually deserves a better team tbh, he has been really consistence every series he's on, but I don't see any other team trying to sign him in, Furia won't change Junior for him(at least not right now tho), maybe Godsent could go often him and idk if he actually speaks english at all( which could give him more options), but right now he should just stay where he is because I see Pain improving a lot as a team and they can get at least top15 if they keep playing good series consistently.
2021-05-27 06:27
2 replies
#18
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Brazil bremasso
A good comment here, congrats.
2021-05-27 07:08
he actually does speak english, before coming back to the cs and playing in pain, saffee used to play soccer professionally in USA.
2021-05-27 14:02
At last still liquid vs furia. nice try pain&ES
2021-05-27 06:29
Liquid beat* fix the typo
2021-05-27 06:48
3 replies
We might have a case of "not knowing english" here
2021-05-27 07:19
1 reply
i kent spek england, teache me germen men
2021-05-27 09:18
#21
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South Africa CRMN1
Probably bait but it's correct.
2021-05-27 07:26
I guess you can say, all the brazilians are in paiN over this defeat (Lmao okay imma go die)
2021-05-27 07:18
1 reply
lmao, you're good, i giggled.
2021-05-27 15:08
wow
2021-05-27 07:34
#23
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United States Rayduh
Liquid finally get their revenge. Last time they played FalleN had 250 ping
2021-05-27 07:35
23 comments major final LUL
2021-05-27 07:51
1 reply
#25
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Germany xOwen
literally 12 am for them and 8 rn
2021-05-27 08:06
#26
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Hungary 1olle1
saffeeGOD
2021-05-27 08:10
Saffee got 50 kills, holy shite
2021-05-27 08:18
+Saffee - Junior
2021-05-27 08:42
#31
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Georgia Megobari
Liquid won something? Poggers
2021-05-27 08:53
Who will u guys bet next? Liquid or Furia? Both are inconsistent, even though I think Furia is a little bit favorite.
2021-05-27 10:22
1 reply
Furia i think
2021-05-27 10:30
#34
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
pog
2021-05-27 10:25
- fallen + kennyS = liquid top 5
2021-05-27 11:02
1 reply
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Brazil angryyyy
flag checks out
2021-05-27 19:40
Liquid is showing some kind of potential I guess. paiN is a great team, I expected them to pull the upset here, but they didn't, still they are TOP 30 in my opinion.
2021-05-27 13:41
Great play Saffee & nice try 👍
2021-05-27 14:10
liquid bestest pain? nt saffee
2021-05-27 14:13
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