Liquid Secures DreamHack Masters Dallas Semifinals Spot
Posted 31st May 2019 By: Derpina    250 Views
Esports News – The first major event under CS:GO’s biggest sponsor, DreamHack Masters Dallas 2019, now moves on to the semifinals stage. Only the best of the best now remain on the lineup—with Team Liquid as the newest addition. Liquid defeated Faze Clan 2-1 to secure their semifinals spot on Dust2 (22-19) and Inferno (16-11).
The battle began on Dust2, the first map. The first few rounds displayed a series of close teamfights and impressive clutches. It was Faze Clan who got the early lead of 7 winning streaks, courtesy of an outstanding 1v3 by Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer. But Team Liquid answered with AWP shots by Jake “Stewie2K” Yip; although late, the team managed to keep the scores three rounds apart.
The second half of the game showcased a triple kill by Liquid’s Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken cemented the team’s chance to clinch the first map. They won five rounds straight and brought to scores to 11-9. Faze came back with another winning streak to bring the score to a tie, but the next set of overtime rounds allowed Liquid to close the map at 22-19.
The second map, Nuke, saw Liquid struggling to outmaneuver Faze. Shockingly, Faze claimed an early lead with a whopping 12-1 score. Despite Liquid’s determination to defy the odds and end the match early, Faze saw the chance to destroy their economy and end Nuke with a 16-12 score.
Inferno then became the determiner round for Liquid and Faze. The winning team is now playing on the Terrorist side, taking the pistol round with ease. Faze responded with a newly-found tactic to turn the deficit to 9-10, but Liquid would not let them slip away—claiming another winning streak to take a 14-10 lead. Faze raised the white flag in the 26th round, giving Liquid the final victory.
Team Liquid roster
|Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken||82-59||+23||84.1||1.31|
|Keith ‘NAF’ Markovic||77-62||+15||83.3||1.18|
|Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip||60-69||-9||72.6||1.05|
|Jonathan ‘EliGE’ Jablonowski||67-71||-4||75.1||1.02|
|Nick ‘nitr0’ Cannella||56-70||-14||70.3||0.92|