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Liquid first team eliminated from Legends Stage

After only three matches Liquid is done at the Major!

The first elimination match of the Legends Stage saw Vitality squaring up against Liquid. The two sides were not able to find their rhythm on Day 1 and now had to play knowing that this game could be their last.

Vitality had a great start to the series as they went 13-2 on the CT side of Liquid pick, Mirage. Everyone on the team was far and above pulling their weight, but "ZywOo" and "Magisk" were a bit ahead of the rest as they were playing completely flawless CS. On the other side of the coin, NAF's play was the only thing Liquid had to get excited about after 15 rounds.
The Europeans quickly found match point at 15-2 but needed six match points before they managed to end it, as Liquid took some crucial rounds to boost their confidence going into the next map.

On the second map of Dust2, Liquid got off to a much better start. They took a 7-4 lead, and "EliGE" was popping off. But with really passive setups and no real information plays the North Americans had to play reactively which Vitality exploited and took back the halftime lead at 8-7.
The French/Danish mix continued their successful streak and put another four rounds on the board and were all of a sudden in a commanding position. Liquid got back onto the board with three rounds of their own, but their streak was abruptly broken by "Magisk" who two rounds in a row shut the North Americans down with a quad kill and an ace. Team Liquid did not have much more to offer, and Vitality swiftly ended the map and closed the series.

With the loss, Liquid is the first team to leave the Major, while the victors of Vitality live to tell the tale.

Highlight of the Bo3-series:

Vitality - Liquid 2-0 | PGL Major Antwerp Legends Stage

16-7 (Mirage) | Magisk - 1.54 Rating / 20-11 K-D / 97.5 ADR

16-11 (Dust2) | Magisk - 1.42 Rating / 22-15 K-D / 89.1 ADR

MVP: Emil "Magisk" Reif - 1.47 Rating / 42-26 K-D / 93.0 ADR

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