Fluxo eliminated from Paris Major; Liquid live to fight another day
Vinicius "vsm" Moreira impressed throughout the series despite his team's loss.
Fluxo leave their first-ever appearance at a Major with a poor 0-3 record, a difficult but expected result as they came into the first Swiss group as the lowest-ranked team. They join MOUZ as the two teams eliminated in last place.
Wilton "zews" Prado's team put out a good fight and did not bow out of the Major without first teaching Liquid a lesson on Nuke (16-11) and scaring them on Inferno (14-16). The North Americans finally secured the series on Ancient (16-13) after another close map.
|BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage|
Liquid still have a long road ahead of them if they want to make it to the Legends Stage as they need to win two more best-of-three matches to advance. Nick "nitr0" Cannella and company are scheduled to face Complexity in the 1-2 pool as both North American teams fight for tournament survival.
Keith "NAF" Markovic and Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis took turns to lead Liquid's scoreboard as they powered their team to a narrow victory over three maps. Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski did not have a fantastic series, displaying a below-average 0.96 rating overall. The veteran rifler will have to return to his usual level of performance if Liquid want to advance to the next stage.
|Fluxo||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|64 - 50||+14||84.5||1.24|
|65 - 58||+7||77.3||1.12|
|59 - 55||+4||72.0||1.05|
|41 - 59||-18||56.6||0.74|
|34 - 56||-22||48.9||0.71|