Liquid outlast FURIA in quadruple overtime affair to advance to cs_summit 8 grand final

FURIA will have another shot at a spot in the title decider after falling to the consolidation final.

After over 110 rounds of play across three maps, Liquid defeated FURIA 2-1 (Nuke 22-18, Overpass 19-22, Inferno 16-14) to lock their spot in the grand final of the first North American Regional Major Ranking tournament of 2021, cs_summit 8. Meanwhile, the Brazilian side have fallen to the consolidation final, in which they will face the winner of O PLANO and EXTREMUM.

Following the match, Eric "⁠adreN⁠" Hoag was interviewed on the broadcast and shed some light on the recent in-game leadership changes in the squad, which saw Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo begin transitioning the duties back to Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip.

"Right now, Jake is calling everything, pretty much on all the maps being the IGL" the coach revealed. "He just gels better with this core than when FalleN was calling. It just felt more natural for the rest of the squad — and FalleN and Jake just in general — I think it just makes more sense for the style of the team."

KSCERATO's heroics weren't enough to pull FURIA over the finish line

Nuke was picked by FURIA to kick off the series, but it was Liquid who clinched the lead in the opener after coming back from a tough first half on the defense. The Brazilian team looked to put up a commanding performance after controlling the first half as Terrorists, but despite winning the second half pistol and reaching a 12-5 scoreline Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan & co. couldn't close it out against a red-hot FalleN-Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic duo.

The North American side quickly climbed back from the large deficit and even had the chance to finish off the map in regulation, but in the end they had to fight it out in double overtime, where Stewie2K made the difference with a couple of key multikills in a perfect second set.

With their backs against the wall, FURIA then fought back from a slow start on Overpass to equalize the series following another overtime affair. Once again, just one set wasn't enough as Liquid survived three match points before it went to the second set, where a double AWP setup in the hands of Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson and Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato did the trick in a flawless defense.

Inferno saw Liquid bring FURIA to heel to secure a hard-earned 2-1 victory. arT's men looked out of sorts as they struggled for momentum all map long, but despite being down 7-14 the Brazilians persevered and mounted another scary comeback attempt, this time unsuccessful as FalleN's AWP triple on B prevented the match from going past regulation for the third time.

cs_summit 8Best of 3
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Nuke
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Overpass
19
14
Inferno
16
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
93 - 70 +23 85.9 1.28
69 - 71 -2 70.0 1.00
69 - 75 -6 71.4 0.97
69 - 72 -3 62.1 0.95
57 - 88 -31 62.7 0.78
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
79 - 62 +17 84.7 1.22
78 - 75 +3 80.2 1.07
78 - 83 -5 75.9 1.06
68 - 73 -5 70.1 1.03
71 - 66 +5 60.0 0.97
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1406
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1413
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
838
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
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:
1388
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
277
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.61
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
760
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.58
#1
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Brazil 9exe_
f de furia
2021-05-29 04:25
1 reply
RiP FURIA
2021-05-29 14:14
#2
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Brazil aNaDoRR
F furia rip
2021-05-29 04:25
#3
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Ukraine DankingFan
ez for liquid
2021-05-29 04:26
#4
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Brazil Suxh1
Nice game
2021-05-29 04:26
liquid lucky last round on inferno was a huge throw by furia tho
2021-05-29 04:26
1 reply
flair but wp
2021-05-29 04:30
#6
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Indonesia whyt0b
That was fun to watch.
2021-05-29 04:26
gg, wp both sides
2021-05-29 04:26
2 replies
What does gg wp means?
2021-05-29 08:04
1 reply
#35
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Brazil wetdark
Good game, Well played
2021-05-29 08:37
#8
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Philippines Admyrell
Pretty close game but ez for liquid
2021-05-29 04:28
Furia is truly bad
2021-05-29 04:28
definition of a thriller
2021-05-29 04:28
Sh3333sh
2021-05-29 04:29
Furia still will win in the final
2021-05-29 04:30
#14
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Germany Droidd
entertaining series
2021-05-29 04:31
wish i watched this live
2021-05-29 04:32
1 reply
I did catch the first map live at 3 am, NAF did so many crucial kills and bailed out TL quite many times earlier in the game especially. Fallen and Stew helped him alot in later part of the map. He also clutched a 1v1 against Art on 17-18 and then BMed him for 30 seconds.
2021-05-29 11:57
Crazy game! Liquid continues to look much better as the tournament progresses; a stand-out performance from the sloth today. Huge props to KSCERATO, too, for his monster performance.
2021-05-29 04:33
#17
VINI | 
Brazil VlNl
F uria
2021-05-29 04:33
#18
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Brazil vass28
gg wp
2021-05-29 04:38
Any NAFFERS?
2021-05-29 04:40
1 reply
None
2021-05-30 01:28
"the brazilian side have fallen" Wtf furia fallen?
2021-05-29 04:43
2 replies
#41
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Portugal rafaz1
Another words, the Brazilian side have been eliminated to lower bracket. It's not about FalleN the player.
2021-05-29 10:36
Leaked
2021-05-29 11:18
God2k
2021-05-29 04:46
#22
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Japan ang9r5193
SeriousSloth EZ
2021-05-29 04:47
god fallen top 1
2021-05-29 04:50
1 reply
#28
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Chile cristiaan
.97 lol
2021-05-29 05:44
wtf Art
2021-05-29 04:52
#25
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United States Rayduh
What a brawl
2021-05-29 05:40
#26
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Chile cristiaan
gg, so close
2021-05-29 05:43
This was a real fight! Great showing by Liquid.
2021-05-29 05:44
Really good game to watch!! Gz liquid! Hope they meet again in the finals! Btw naf is a moster and im glad to see him in good form again
2021-05-29 05:45
#30
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Indonesia lukerey
I hope to see liquid vs extremum on grand final.. Will there be a map advantage from upper bracket team?
2021-05-29 06:02
NAFFERS UNITE <3 Time to watch the VOD
2021-05-29 06:23
KSCERATO tried hard
2021-05-29 06:55
1 reply
+1
2021-05-29 13:09
#34
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Finland suomiye
why do i always miss a good bo3 smh
2021-05-29 08:17
2 replies
#43
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United States Shr3y
Might be due to time zone diff
2021-05-29 11:18
1 reply
#58
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Finland suomiye
paiN
2021-05-29 17:35
#36
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Canada ain|wes
FalleN is insane
2021-05-29 09:03
lesgo liquid
2021-05-29 09:06
Unlucko furia
2021-05-29 09:28
farT
2021-05-29 09:38
#40
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United States okuulanda
god damn it
2021-05-29 09:58
-31 o arT arrastou
2021-05-29 11:18
why baitlen still on liquid with stats worse than mine in MM?
2021-05-29 11:58
2 replies
Don't lie, your real mm stats are worse than ArT's in this game
2021-05-29 15:24
1 reply
lmao at least I dont bait tho
2021-05-29 18:50
Tough match it seems like, great to see NAF put in a match winning performance. Hard Luck for Furia!
2021-05-29 11:58
Jogão
2021-05-29 12:46
#50
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France StickyRice
111 rounds UNREAL Many BO5 are shorter than that.
2021-05-29 14:05
#51
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Brazil Sagaris
What a great game, fellas. I hope we play again at sunday, for another dog-eat-dog game.
2021-05-29 14:12
surely one of the best matchs of the online era
2021-05-29 14:16
stewie tried so hard to throw this match but NAF said no
2021-05-29 15:24
FalleN > Furia
2021-05-29 16:12
#57
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
Liquid is looking great again with Stew as a caller, I think they can be TOP 5 without that big of a problem, I think they will win this cs_summit event. The firepower seems to just not be there for FURIA I feel like.
2021-05-29 16:38
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