Liquid ease past Complexity in Denmark

Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou's side have been cast down to the knockout stage following losses to Liquid and FaZe.

Liquid have kept themselves alive in Group B of BLAST Premier Spring after dominating Complexity 2-0 in the lower bracket, crushing their countrymen 16-2 on Anubis before eventually closing out Overpass 16-12.

The victory sets Liquid up with a rematch against OG, who they fell to in 0-2 fashion in their opening match of the tournament. Complexity, conversely, have been sent to the knockout stage of the tournament following back-to-back losses to FaZe and Liquid, resulting in a last-place finish in their group. They will have one final chance to qualify for the Spring Final, but will need to win two best-of-threes, including one over the second place team from Group C.

NAF showcased excellence throughout the series, averaging a 1.49 rating

The match itself had little to write home about and was highlighted by a peculiar veto, something Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella spoke about following the match. Complexity's decision to pick into Anubis, their first official game on the map, ended up backfiring in spectacular fashion as they mustered just two rounds at the tail end of their T side effort, which ended up as the only rounds the team would manage on the map.

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Following the end of the series, Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince shared some words on why they picked Anubis, stating that it was a map that Complexity were dominating on in practice, and one they felt extremely comfortable on going into the series. It is clear they'll have to go back to the drawing board after this performance, though, and will need to make efficient use of the demo to fix up some of their mistakes before their next outing on the map.

Overpass, the second map of the series, began as Anubis had ended. Liquid were in blistering form coming out of the gates, and quickly ran away with an 8-1 lead before Complexity drudged together five rounds toward the end of the half to keep themselves competitive heading into the side swap.

A victory in the second pistol round gave Complexity the window they needed to even the score, but they immediately faltered to a force-buy from Liquid in the ensuing round. Liquid further extended their lead from there, but they weren't running away with the map quite yet.

Complexity seemed to have the better of their North American opponents on gun rounds and could well have stolen the map away to force a decider, but were unable to convert against Liquid's pistols time and time again. Four advantageous rounds were squandered by JT's side as Liquid pushed onward to victory, leaving Complexity with a heartbreaking Overpass performance to look back on — a map that well should have gone their way if not for multiple wasted opportunities.

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22nd January 2023
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Anubis
16
12
Overpass
16
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
28 - 39 -11 81.9 0.96
28 - 35 -7 66.2 0.82
23 - 29 -6 55.0 0.82
28 - 38 -10 65.8 0.80
23 - 38 -15 60.6 0.76
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
43 - 25 +18 94.5 1.49
39 - 27 +12 88.8 1.36
38 - 28 +10 94.1 1.30
33 - 25 +8 74.0 1.23
26 - 25 +1 62.9 0.95
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1475
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
963
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1129
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
#1
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United States Teegrumpee
stopped the flop sadge
2023-01-22 21:00
I ate #1
2023-01-22 21:01
#3
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Canada Gooneev
yessir
2023-01-22 21:01
easy for liquid
2023-01-22 21:01
Col what doink
2023-01-22 21:02
#6
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Denmark NaggingMum
Unlucky Col
2023-01-22 21:03
nice
2023-01-22 21:05
thanks for letting me know it was in Denmark hltv!
2023-01-22 21:05
1 reply
#20
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Australia Sify
no its actually fragadelphia
2023-01-22 23:01
#9
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North America Camino
Unlucky loss
2023-01-22 21:06
osee against tier 1 european teams: I sleep. osee against na teams: real shit
2023-01-22 21:11
EG>COL
2023-01-22 21:15
just play Valorant tbh
2023-01-22 21:28
Hallzerk no impact
2023-01-22 21:33
1 reply
i remember i read he was quite toxic in dignitas flaming that team does play to his expectations and then he puts this performance 2 games in a row xD
2023-01-23 00:57
Complexity need to do some roster changes this current team just isn’t working out
2023-01-22 21:37
#17
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Poland Burgers
Denmark ease past Complexity in Liquid
2023-01-22 22:02
#19
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San Marino Loyuu
I thought in Sweden
2023-01-22 22:33
Feels good to be a NAFFER :SeriousSloth:
2023-01-23 00:40
#25
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North America K1nGoldY
That was an unlucky disaster , finished at 12 score because couldn't take all 4 pistol round just imagine if they would've, this had the potential of being a banger NA Cartel war
2023-01-23 00:44
When will the HLTV writers realise they keep using the term “ease past” incorrectly? “Ease past” means to move past someone slowly, gingerly, and without disturbing said person. The term you actually want, and should be using, is “passed with ease”.
2023-01-23 03:54
1 reply
ease past can have both meanings
2023-01-23 13:53
Wish it was more competitive
2023-01-23 04:30
2 replies
#30
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India psn46
NA scene tier 2
2023-01-23 05:37
1 reply
Ok forsaken very good sir
2023-01-29 15:09
wtf this coL team still gets paid lol
2023-01-23 06:15
Lol
2023-01-23 07:53
"EU awper"
2023-01-23 08:18
Complexity good team lets keep inviting them forever maybe they will win a game one day its so interesting to watch that team play
2023-01-23 08:28
1 reply
#42
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Asia ke1fu
this is not invite they literally buy the partner spot
2023-01-23 17:23
You can never catch naf lacking ong
2023-01-23 11:36
#36
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Cyprus Porgos
-jt fast or this team will never improve
2023-01-23 12:10
#37
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Chile esanchez47
OH COME ON
2023-01-23 13:32
#39
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Brazil maaaikinhu
Complexity is finished.
2023-01-23 13:58
#40
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Brazil MrLucas
-Col
2023-01-23 14:59
very sorry for the COL guys. Seemed like they were building good stuff, now they look completely stranded
2023-01-23 16:06
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