oSee was on fire today

Liquid get redemption

A North American matchup went without much drama.

Yesterday was a tough day for NA fans as Liquid kicked the day off a shocking loss against Rare Atom and ATK failed to act on the potential upset, falling 1-2 to ENCE to force both teams into the lower bracket. With both teams off to a poor start, something had to give in order to see one succeed.

The matchup started ATK's pick of Mirage where the international and five-nation roster got off to a flying start with a successful pistol win, but quickly fell behind as Liquid began to shore up their defense. The American roster saw Josh "oSee" Ohm get off to a heater as he was a pillar of their defense securing a 9-6 half.

With the second half underway, Liquid kept up the momentum as they secured the second pistol round, but fell into some trouble when ATK crept back to tighten the score to 13-12. However thanks to some clutch moments coming out of a can't-miss oSee, Liquid secured the map 16-12.

Liquid were then headed to their pick of Overpass, a map that they were resoundingly beaten on yesterday by Rare Atom. However, this game would not look anything like yesterday. With ATK picking up the pistol round once again, Liquid had to fight back on their offense once again and would do so in convincing fashion as they immediately picked up seven rounds in a row. Liquid would close out the first half 9-6, just like on Mirage.

With the Americans firmly in the driver's seat, it was an easily handled second half on the CT side as the squad would only drop one round en route to a 16-7 map victory and a solid 2-0 rebound.

Liquid are now headed to the lower-bracket semi-final where they will play Spirit in hopes of meeting Rare Atom in the qualification match.

ATK will have to head to the 8th place decider match against the loser of Astralis and Natus Vincere.

2 - 0
All maps
Liquid K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm 45 - 26 +19 86.2 80.4% 1.46
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis 36 - 29 +7 78.2 76.5% 1.23
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic 38 - 29 +9 77.9 72.5% 1.23
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella 32 - 27 +5 68.2 72.5% 1.06
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski 30 - 32 -2 72.6 74.5% 1.05
ATK K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Michael 'Swisher' Schmid 46 - 35 +11 91.7 68.6% 1.24
Aleksandar 'CacaNito' Kjulukoski 33 - 39 -6 76.3 52.9% 0.89
Canada Jonathan 'djay' Dallal 25 - 34 -9 62.2 64.7% 0.80
Sweden Jonathan 'b0denmaster' Bodenmalm 23 - 35 -12 50.5 64.7% 0.75
Gareth 'MisteM' Ries 16 - 38 -22 42.4 52.9% 0.53

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