FURIA move past Liquid to go up 3-0 in Pro League

The result means that Movistar Riders are now completely out of playoff contention.

FURIA have picked up their third victory in Group D of ESL Pro League Season 16, defeating Liquid 2-1 after the teams won each other's map picks in one-sided fashion before the Brazilian side ran away with the Vertigo decider.

Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato continued to be a shining beacon for his team, superb rifle work helping to power FURIA to victory. The 3-0 record still isn't enough to guarantee them a playoff berth, but they will have the chance to earn it on Saturday as they take on Cloud9 at 19:30 in a battle between the two undefeated teams left in the group.

Liquid will need to go back to the drawing board after suffering blowout losses on Mirage and Vertigo, especially now that they are delayed from locking in a spot among the top three teams in the group. A win over Eternal Fire tomorrow will be crucial in that regard as Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella's side would then hold head-to-head wins over all three teams below them in the standings, ensuring them a playoff berth.

KSCERATO has been on an unstoppable tear in EPL thus far

No part of Liquid's Mirage pick went right for them, an ever-shifting and dominant defense from FURIA resulting in a completely lopsided first half in favor of the Brazilian side. Formidable rifle work from KSCERATO made sure of that too, with no one from Liquid able to truly contest him in duels for most of the map.

It was only toward the end of the half that Liquid recovered ever so slightly, managing to put three on the board, but the meager handful of rounds offered little comfort in the end. Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis's best efforts to pull things back in the second half only served to close the gap between the two teams somewhat, but continued excellence from KSCERATO ensured that victory would always go FURIA's way as they eventually closed things out, 16-10.

It was the opposite scenario that unfolded on Inferno, Liquid giving Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan's men a taste of their own medicine with a strong defense of their own. A 7-1 lead was established by Liquid before FURIA began to claw some rounds back, garnering five by the break, but Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic did them no favors in the second half as he took firm control of the proceedings to quickly help Liquid lock down the map win, 16-7.

The uninspiring one-sided scorelines carried through into the final map of the series, and it was again Liquid who were subjected to a battering by the entirety of FURIA. A completely lackluster passive CT side from Liquid and excellent calling from FURIA left almost no doubt as to who would come out on top of the map, and in one round where it looked like Liquid could finally build some momentum, Rafael "⁠saffee⁠" Costa shut things down to keep things in FURIA's control.

Once the sides switched over, FURIA wasted no time in cruising to victory with a more aggressive stance on the defense, which paid off in spades by giving Liquid no room to get the ball rolling on their T side. It was a 16-4 win that went the way of the Brazilian team to net them the series victory, leaving Liquid with a lot that they will need to look back at and improve upon if they hope to contest the Brazilian squad at the Americas RMR in October.

Matchpage
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23rd September 2022
10
Mirage
16
16
Inferno
7
4
Vertigo
16
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
51 - 43 +8 79.2 1.09
52 - 56 -4 86.2 1.07
45 - 49 -4 67.3 0.91
37 - 48 -11 55.8 0.88
33 - 48 -15 54.3 0.76
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
63 - 42 +21 91.5 1.36
48 - 45 +3 92.3 1.23
51 - 49 +2 74.4 1.18
41 - 43 -2 66.3 1.00
41 - 41 0 60.2 0.96
Brazil Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
412
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
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United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1416
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1590
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1016
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1119
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
938
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.58
bruh
2022-09-23 22:58
8 replies
unlucky
2022-09-23 22:58
6 replies
fr very unlucky, osee was asleep
2022-09-23 22:59
4 replies
#8
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Brazil Anarchybr
Once a costumer, always a costumer
2022-09-23 23:00
#35
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Brazil sttH
unlucky,16 x 10, 16 x 4, you guys cant see that furia is the better team
2022-09-24 01:22
2 replies
most of their rounds were close despite the score
2022-09-24 08:14
#55
BzOo | 
France JBzOo
+1 furia are staying togather for more long time than liquid. It’s logical results. American are unlogical people so the comments are logical to
2022-09-24 10:24
more like LULquid
2022-09-24 00:33
+1
2022-09-23 23:24
ez for NA cs
2022-09-23 22:58
#3
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Brazil xofizz
they're leaving us to dream.
2022-09-23 22:58
Brazil=NA, NA on top at EPL
2022-09-23 22:58
2 replies
#43
HooXi | 
Asia ke1fu
C9 = NA NA on top at EPL
2022-09-24 03:45
#51
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Brazil Yung_Leann
+1, Brazil is South NA, NA bestest
2022-09-24 06:28
#7
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Brazil MrLucas
#DIADEFURIA where are all the doubters now?
2022-09-23 23:01
1 reply
I doubted furia before and am very pleasantly surprised, this is the furia I knew from before hope they make deep run at rio
2022-09-24 03:45
BR GOATS
2022-09-23 23:00
#10
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United States charybids
NT, Liquid will still end up 4-1
2022-09-23 23:00
2 replies
#37
HooXi | 
Asia ke1fu
If. Cloud 9 sleep then yes i think
2022-09-24 01:50
#40
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Brazil Shinoky
Clown9 >>> Lulkid
2022-09-24 02:47
#11
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Portugal r1cannabiz
SO EZ
2022-09-23 23:03
rank3 topkek
2022-09-23 23:04
5-0 INC?
2022-09-23 23:06
#14
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Brazil Elakk
nice let's destroy Clown9 tomorrow
2022-09-23 23:07
#15
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Brazil Semeon
Lulquid top 3? Meme hltv confirmed
2022-09-23 23:08
#16
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Brazil parrud0www
Strong
2022-09-23 23:12
Kscerato smashing it lately
2022-09-23 23:18
2 replies
+1
2022-09-23 23:30
About time! Last few fantasy games I went all in on Furia and they bombed out every time. The one time I don't think it'll go well for them they show up. Typical...
2022-09-24 02:27
go back to the valorant
2022-09-23 23:30
#20
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Chile 1cristiaan
sad
2022-09-23 23:29
2 replies
#38
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Brazil BRAZlL
Chad Texan
2022-09-24 02:24
1 reply
#45
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Chile 1cristiaan
irmao 🤝
2022-09-24 04:05
KSCERATO so good👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
2022-09-23 23:30
#23
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Norway Snaids
Nice
2022-09-23 23:34
Liquid is back blablabla Liquid #3 blablablah OMEGALUL PS : another nice performance from oSee @flakedrake
2022-09-23 23:37
#25
arT | 
Czech Republic vojtyy
#DIADEFURIA
2022-09-23 23:47
ez pz
2022-09-23 23:48
Damn, Furia is looking sharp. Hopefully Liquid can improve from this
2022-09-23 23:50
#28
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Brazil hugoooo
Liquid always been FURIA's bitch
2022-09-23 23:51
hltv.org/forums/threads/2682080/how-ef-w.. EF will qualify not liquid, sorry guys
2022-09-23 23:56
Kscerato strong
2022-09-23 23:56
Lets just hope this doesn't propel kscerato (or any Furia player for that matter) into another undeserved top 20.
2022-09-23 23:58
3 replies
Swedish cs is 22 omegalul
2022-09-24 03:42
#46
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Brazil Jhonatasm
What? hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2022-01.. Ksceato is top tear this year, even better then 2021.
2022-09-24 04:30
1 reply
#62
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Brazil _Awper
Yuurih is a much better player and doesn't choke in higher stakes like Kscerato, you shouldn't just look at stats. Kscerato has the star and baiter role but fails to perform when it really matters, let's hope he can do better this ESL.
2022-09-25 08:57
#33
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Brazil Maujubudo
It was only a little "fraquejada" in the middle, but furia is back
2022-09-24 00:56
#34
clowN | 
Other w0rId
nice
2022-09-24 01:03
#36
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Brazil baea808
well done FURIA ! haven't watched the game, but gg.
2022-09-24 01:24
1 reply
#48
ropz | 
India psn46
Fluke
2022-09-24 04:56
EZZZZ
2022-09-24 02:57
#47
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India nalinboi01
-nitr0 when?
2022-09-24 04:55
3 replies
I still think fallen > nitro, could have listened more to the teacher's advice.
2022-09-24 18:46
2 replies
#61
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India nalinboi01
The team didn't get along with fallen's calling style and I think fallen didn't want to play with them either
2022-09-25 08:55
1 reply
True...
2022-09-25 22:02
There goes my prediction lol. Thanks liquid for making me look like a joker
2022-09-24 04:57
#53
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Sweden Mullden
Love liquid, but nice one Furia, nice form!
2022-09-24 09:26
#54
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Brazil MadVini
feels bad for Elige such a nice player
2022-09-24 09:53
#56
fox | 
Portugal synyp
Furia is back?
2022-09-24 10:39
yekindar carry na but brazil too strong.. where mostfreerent when lilquid lose? KEKW rentfree
2022-09-24 12:06
I have no idea what Furia was trying to do on inferno, but overall an acceptable game from Furia, a lot of good and a lot of bad that must be fixed as soon as possible. cant play like that against a top team for sure. I wonder what quality of practice they have had thats a big concern
2022-09-24 17:29
gjj
2022-09-24 21:55
Kick 'drop' please
2022-09-25 16:54
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