Liquid round out BLAST Premier Fall Final team list

Thomas "⁠TMB⁠" Bundsbæk's men fall short in the end after an impressive journey at the Showdown.

Liquid secured a spot at the Royal Arena after defeating MAD Lions 2-0 and finishing in the top 2 at the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown. The North Americans took a swift 16-9 victory on Nuke before having to come back from a 5-10 deficit on Inferno. Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo and co. will play in the BLAST Premier Fall Final in Copenhagen on November 24-28.

"It feels amazing to qualify because it is an event that is going to be in a packed arena, so obviously something that everyone has been looking forwards to get back to... and feel like it's the old days again," Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic shared in the post-match interview when asked about Liquid's qualification to the Fall Final.

NAF ended the series with a fantastic 1.51 rating

Liquid showed why they came into the series as favorites with a solid performance on Nuke. The North Americans controlled the first half on the CT side, winning a crucial force buy in round 5, which broke the T economy and allowed Liquid to win seven in a row. NAF had a great half, dropping 16 kills and helping his team to close the half ahead 10-5.

Despite winning the second half pistol, MAD Lions were not able to maintain the pressure once rifles came into play. Liquid were able to comfortably take their opponents' map pick 16-9 on the T side.

MAD Lions mirrored Liquid's Nuke performance on Inferno, shutting down their opponents on the CT side and leading 10-5 at halftime. Volodymyr "⁠Woro2k⁠" Veletniuk shined on the defense, ending the half with a 16-6 K-D and 101.0 ADR. Liquid failed to convert several late-round situations, often losing due to the lack of time.

The European mix was, however, unable to see the game out. Liquid won the second pistol and kept their foot on the gas, winning six rounds in a row and taking the lead at 11-10. Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip kept a perfect hold of the B bombsite alongside NAF, with both players taking turns in winning crucial rounds to guarantee the Liquid comeback. The North Americans edged Inferno 16-13, sweeping MAD Lions 2-0 and earning the last ticket to the Royal Arena.

The list of teams attending BLAST Premier Fall Final 2021 is:

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Inferno
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 MAD Lions K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
34 - 40 -6 76.5 1.01
36 - 34 +2 61.2 0.99
27 - 36 -9 65.8 0.84
28 - 38 -10 62.4 0.83
27 - 38 -11 59.1 0.81
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
48 - 27 +21 93.2 1.51
36 - 33 +3 76.9 1.13
34 - 26 +8 68.9 1.11
33 - 28 +5 62.3 1.03
35 - 39 -4 68.2 0.95
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1460
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1467
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Ukraine Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Thomas 'TMB' Bundsbæk
Thomas 'TMB' Bundsbæk
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
558
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
GG
2021-10-17 21:03
1 reply
POG
2021-10-17 21:04
Nice
2021-10-17 21:04
#3
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Finland Doto_top1
ez
2021-10-17 21:04
very stacked event tbh
2021-10-17 21:04
8 replies
Plus it's lan. Major Iem winter and this. 3 Lans in a row pog
2021-10-17 21:10
7 replies
NAVI too lazy to play IEM Winter :( but LANs coming back is still an amazing thing
2021-10-17 21:11
6 replies
Hey odds are they win major. So I'd be hyped as fuck rn.
2021-10-17 21:30
3 replies
yeah, but going into the major as a favourite is probably even harder than as an outsider lol. Anyway major is hype af, regardless of results
2021-10-17 21:50
2 replies
The first major in 2 years, plus Astralis fell off. Insanely hype.
2021-10-17 23:52
1 reply
+1
2021-10-18 01:06
They have the major and Blast Fall Final, I’d rather they prep those two better than going to iem winter. Is it even a masters level event?
2021-10-17 21:34
1 reply
ikr, and they are working hard in Berlin right now I guess. Hopefully another their curse will be broken this year
2021-10-17 21:52
#6
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Uruguay !skoolage
gg
2021-10-17 21:04
STEWIEEEE
2021-10-17 21:05
#8
RpK | 
India kholwal
Fallen and his hairline is back 🔥
2021-10-17 21:06
1 reply
Money can grow anything mate. Hair, d1ck, anything...
2021-10-17 21:06
#9
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Indonesia DioBrando
I didn't watch the match and LICK WEED win
2021-10-17 21:06
EZ for Keith 'NAF' Markovic. Never doubt the NA`s best ever!
2021-10-17 21:06
#14
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Poland sznycel901
pog
2021-10-17 21:12
SeriousSloth
2021-10-17 21:13
expected
2021-10-17 21:14
Let's go Liquid! Great game. They are looking great, I'm so excited to see them on LAN finally. I think Major is going to be a great tournament for TL. Let's go!
2021-10-17 21:18
#18
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Chile 1cristiaan
DAMN ITS FEEL SO GOOD BE A NAFFER 🦥
2021-10-17 21:19
Feels bad fo ML
2021-10-17 21:19
nice professor girafallen
2021-10-17 21:21
Would rather have Gambit then Big but otherwise a pretty excellent list of teams for the big event.
2021-10-17 21:26
ez4fallen
2021-10-17 21:27
#24
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United States okuulanda
good try by mad lions didn't expect them to really do anything but they made a solid effort
2021-10-17 21:32
nice fallen
2021-10-17 21:39
nt Mald Lions, gl next time
2021-10-17 21:45
Damn it feels good to be a naffer
2021-10-17 22:29
#31
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Brazil Anarchybr
Like gaules said, everything (clutches and lucky situations) went in the way of Team Liquid and MAD lions still were able to make the game very close. Those kids have a bright future. Ggwp
2021-10-17 22:29
1 reply
#32
NAF | 
India FosFate
Yes, clutches went towards Liquid; Liquid has always been a good clutch team (and also good clutch loser team lol). But Mad Lions got a lot of lucky rounds, atleast on T side. All 3 of their Inferno rounds were more or less luck based. That aside, yeah, this team is good and can be great. Hope Mad Lions management don't F this team up too
2021-10-17 22:58
#33
FalleN | 
Brazil zn4x
GG
2021-10-17 23:03
#34
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Canada fedezera
Stewie looking good
2021-10-17 23:12
this is how it should be
2021-10-18 00:11
#37
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United States Rayduh
NAF carry
2021-10-18 00:37
Let's go Liquid!
2021-10-18 01:23
yay
2021-10-18 05:30
LETS GO LIQUID
2021-10-18 09:51
LET'S GO LIQUID!
2021-10-18 11:19
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