The CS:GO roster for Team Liquid is closing out the yr sturdy with back-to-back semifinal appearances at each the BLAST Fall Finals and the BLAST World Final following their quarterfinal victory over NAVI within the latter immediately.
Their most up-to-date victory, that includes standout performances from Mareks “YEKINDAR” Gaļinskis and Josh “oSee” Ohm on Overpass and Mirage, is their second straight victory over NAVI up to now month at each BLAST occasions, equaling a feat they final achieved throughout Liquid’s golden age.
The final time Liquid beat NAVI in back-to-back collection was through the NA staff’s brightest period, the golden summer season of 2019. The most up-to-date consecutive wins over NAVI prior to now had been each at ESL Cologne 2019, however these wins really got here on the tail finish of a streak of six consecutive best-of-three wins for Liquid over NAVI from the tip of 2018 by means of the summer season of 2019.
Liquid’s scorching streak in the summertime of 2019 was one thing few if any groups have replicated since. Between June and July, the group of EliGE, NAF, Stewie, Twistzz, and nitr0 lifted trophies at 5 premier tournaments in a row: DreamHack Dallas, ESL Pro League season 9, ESL One Cologne, BLAST LA, and IEM Chicago. They additionally earned the Intel Grand Slam season two title and the $1 million prize due to this streak.
Sadly for NA followers, the golden age of Liquid got here to an finish shortly after that summer season. The present Liquid staff is probably not close to that summer season 2019 degree of dominance, regardless of at the moment enjoying with three of the 5 gamers from that period plus two new additions which can be greater than holding their very own, however a robust end to 2022 might set them as much as be constant worldwide contenders in 2023.