G2 defeat TYLOO in kennyS return; Liquid overcome OG

The PGL Major runners-up secured their first win despite some difficulties, while Liquid continue to perform despite inevitable roster changes.

The second set of matches in Stockholm saw Mirage played twice, with the duel between G2 and TYLOO being the headliner as it featured the return of Kenny "⁠kennyS⁠" Schrub to the French-Balkan roster.

The "stand-in AWPer" of the squad took the spot of Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković, who was unable to make it to the event due to visa issues, and posted a 0.96 rating in his first official match in 9 months. kennyS admits he was "a bit stressed" to compete again after such a long time, and said that overconfidence and miscommunication allowed TYLOO to get back into the game after G2 was up 12-3.

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Meanwhile, "dead team" Liquid held their ground against the lineup ranked 15th in the world, OG. Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen's squad missed out on recent premier tournaments such as the PGL Major and the BLAST Premier Fall Final, and were hoping to leave a better impression at IEM Winter - but are now one BO3 away from elimination.

kennyS is back in G2, but NiKo was the star of the show

YuLun "⁠Summer⁠" Cai and Zhenghao "⁠DANK1NG⁠" Lv turned around a 2v4 in the pistol to give TYLOO the early lead, but it was a short-lived one. A mixed-buy from G2 in round 3 allowed them to establish dominance and take over the half, 12-3. YuanZhang "⁠Attacker⁠" Sheng's 1v4 in the second pistol was the lifeline the Chinese team needed, inspiring a comeback as TYLOO put up a solid CT side. Failing to convert clutches hurt the French-Balkan team, but they managed to break into sites and closed out the match just as things started looking dangerous

With their opponents having a slow start to the defensive side of Mirage, OG swiftly assumed the lead on the map, 7-2. It was the North American star duo Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic and Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski that led the comeback as Liquid.

They finished the CT side on a high note (five out of six rounds won) and took over that momentum to the offense, grabbing the lead in no time. Aleksib's team went down with a loss as they mustered just 4 rounds on the defense, while the IGL topped the charts for kills despite posting a 0-6 record in opening duels.

France
Matchpage
16
13
2nd December 2021
16
Mirage
13
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
29 - 16 +13 97.8 1.64
23 - 17 +6 91.7 1.22
20 - 20 0 95.2 1.20
19 - 20 -1 67.5 0.96
18 - 18 0 47.2 0.85
 TYLOO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
23 - 22 +1 78.9 1.16
19 - 19 0 65.3 1.01
18 - 25 -7 69.5 0.93
17 - 21 -4 66.2 0.82
14 - 22 -8 61.4 0.71
Europe
Matchpage
12
16
2nd December 2021
12
Mirage
16
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
18 - 16 +2 67.6 1.09
17 - 19 -2 70.0 1.01
21 - 20 +1 75.5 0.99
19 - 22 -3 72.8 0.95
12 - 18 -6 65.3 0.82
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
26 - 17 +9 94.1 1.34
21 - 19 +2 86.7 1.31
19 - 14 +5 80.1 1.20
16 - 18 -2 51.7 0.89
13 - 19 -6 62.8 0.88

Following these results, Liquid will face G2 in a game that decided a spot in the playoffs, while OG will have to take down TYLOO to continue their run in the tournament.

20:10 Europe G2 vs. United States Liquid (BO3)
20:10 China TYLOO vs. Europe OG (BO3)

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1522
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1483
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1209
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
China Zhenghao 'DANK1NG' Lv
Zhenghao 'DANK1NG' Lv
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
339
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.64
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1196
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
China YuLun 'Summer' Cai
YuLun 'Summer' Cai
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1216
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
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France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1846
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
noice
2021-12-02 16:19
4 replies
Tyloo so close 😭
2021-12-02 16:28
3 replies
The goat is back
2021-12-02 16:37
#22
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Indonesia baK1ikan
pain.
2021-12-02 18:59
#23
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China HEIDASHUAi
So close like the game vs heroic at the major :(
2021-12-02 19:18
Nt tylooooo
2021-12-02 16:19
Nt boys
2021-12-02 16:20
KennyS the goat
2021-12-02 16:20
#5
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Sweden sn1pie
KennyS still got it
2021-12-02 16:21
1 reply
Not looking too bad at all after not competing for a bit
2021-12-02 17:41
"Meanwhile, "dead team" Liquid held their ground against the 15th team in the world, OG." LMAO
2021-12-02 16:21
2 replies
#9
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United States 3manu3l
nitr0 will bring the team back to life
2021-12-02 16:23
Team "Dead Team" Liquid
2021-12-02 16:44
kennyS baby
2021-12-02 16:21
Kenny’s time to shine is next game:)
2021-12-02 16:22
#10
 | 
Russia warmike_1
"Dead team" Liquid, now officially
2021-12-02 16:24
#11
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India taco9873
Damn it feels good to be a Naffer SeriousSloth
2021-12-02 16:27
2 replies
If Liquid loses NAF, then they lose all sex appeal
2021-12-02 17:41
1 reply
#19
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India taco9873
+1
2021-12-02 17:55
Meanwhile, "dead team" Liquid held their ground against the lineup ranked 15th in the world, OG LMFAO
2021-12-02 16:43
dead team LUL
2021-12-02 17:14
OG dead team dead roster lol
2021-12-02 17:58
Not even a g2 fan but seeing the kennys haters messages in chat is just mega cringe Same situation with s1mple
2021-12-02 18:49
1 reply
Twitch chats are the most immature chats ever ngl
2021-12-03 13:03
#24
NiKo | 
Serbia porex
GJ <3
2021-12-02 20:04
KENNNYYYYYYY
2021-12-02 20:06
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