Liquid aren't very pro-Nouns
With the BLAST Spring Finals being held in Washington, D.C., all the American sides will be extra motivated to fight for a chance to play in front of their home crowd. Liquid's opening opposition were Nouns, who already managed to qualify for one NA-based event this year in IEM Dallas.
Nouns got the match started off on their choice of Inferno, but couldn't find their way into the game until the eighth round. A 7-1 lead would make the game very difficult. Even more difficult, they couldn't seem to stop Liquid's impressive T-side which would close out the first half 12-3.
The second half would look like it was all wrapped up as Liquid got to match point after securing the pistol and ensuing gun rounds, but Nouns made an ill-fated comeback that would get snuffed as they lost their map pick 16-6. '
Liquid decided to make it difficult on themselves and work on Nuke, a map that they have not had a ton of success with to begin the year, but appear to be getting more and more comfortable. On this map, Nouns gave them a run for their money to start it off as a back and forth streak saw Liquid pull away with an 8-7 lead at the half on their T-side.
With the sides switched, Liquid did seem to be much more stable on the defense as they would win every single round en route to a 16-7 map victory.
Liquid look to be back to their old selves as they now head to Saturday with a focus on paiN, the Brazilian team that upset them just recently as ESL Pro League.
|Liquid||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski||40 - 24||+16||94.1||78.3%||1.53|
|Keith 'NAF' Markovic||34 - 24||+10||84.6||80.4%||1.34|
|Josh 'oSee' Ohm||36 - 24||+12||73.1||89.1%||1.27|
|Nick 'nitr0' Cannella||37 - 25||+12||74.3||78.3%||1.20|
|Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis||30 - 33||-3||76.8||73.9%||1.16|
|Nouns||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|David 'cynic' Polster||41 - 34||+7||84.7||73.9%||1.15|
|Christopher 'cJ' Jones||22 - 37||-15||63.5||69.6%||0.81|
|Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado||29 - 33||-4||62.2||52.2%||0.78|
|Brendan 'Bwills' Williams||17 - 36||-19||66.2||63.0%||0.71|
|Carson 'nosraC' O'Reilly||20 - 38||-18||57.5||52.2%||0.59|