With an incredible first day, our CS:GO team took down fellow North American team Winterfox with a 2-0 sweep in the first best of 3 series of the day. Immediately afterwards, we played against Luminosity, the Brazilian team currently considered to be a top 3 team in the world.
In a stunning upset, we took down the Brazilians in an intense 3 map series, losing the first map 12-16 on Mirage, but closing out huge CT side comebacks on the following maps, 16-13 on Cache, and 16-14 on Overpass. Crazy enough, we are now the ONLY North American team, and only the 3rd team in the world to defeat Luminosity in a best of 3 series with their current roster. The other 2 teams are Na'Vi, and FNATIC-- and that's pretty good company to keep!
In the semi-finals, we lost to the eventual event winners of Cloud9, 2-0, placing us officially in the 3rd/4th slot, receiving a $1,000 prize for our efforts. We hope you enjoyed the event and our showing!
The final results:
- Team Liquid