Gambit survive against Liquid, "2-0" at EPL S14
A very important victory for the standings.
A blockbuster for the top spot.
TL once again looked solid on their offence on Inferno, as they switched to the defence with a three rounds lead, but it did not take Gambit long to look in control at “11-10”. After that, however, North American team improved their defence and locked the CIS squad out of the map for a “16-12”. Vertigo looked to be the same, as Liquid won a couple of eco rounds, but Gambit managed to get to the halftime with only a three round deficit and then jumped to a “12-9” lead. Team Liquid still pressured and even hit the match point first, but Gambit Esports survived in the regulation and then equalized the score in the overtime, “19-16”. Mirage once again looked to be going strong for Team Liquid, as they got to a “12-6” lead shortly after the beginning of the second half, but then Gambit Esports showcased their classic water-tight defence, as they won ten rounds in a row to close the series “2-1” with a “16-12” scoreline.
Tomorrow Team Liquid will try and rebound against Entropiq, while Gambit Esports are going to close the day once again, this time, against FURIA Esports.