Liquid survive against FURIA, push NiP to the EPL S14 playoffs

Liquid survive against FURIA, push NiP to the EPL S14 playoffs

An absolute blockbuster to finish the group stage.

Match to finalize the standings.

Team Liquid have already guaranteed themselves a playoff spot at ESL Pro League Season 14, but FURIA Esports still had to win that game to finish in top-2 and not be out of contention, even with their head coach “guerri” standing in.

Inferno, however, kept being a great pick for the North American squad, as TL ran over FURIA’s defence for a “11-4” lead before closing things out on the defence, “16-4”. Nuke turned out to be a different story, as Liquid still led at the half, albeit, very narrowly, but the Brazilian team got revitalized in the second half, running away with the game, “16-10”. Going to Mirage, it was all about FURIA early, as they led “8-3”, but Team Liquid managed to tie the score at “11-11”. Brazilians still got four match points but were unable to use any of them, as Team Liquid not only forced an overtime, but won the entire map, “19-17”, closing out the series, “2-1”.

This result gives Team Liquid a second place in the group and Ninjas in Pyjamas will finish third, while FURIA Esports will go and prepare for the IEM Fall, as they still have a great chance of qualifying for the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 and succeed in the second half of the year.