Liquid Crush Giants, G2 Disappoint on Allied Esports Odyssey Day Two

Team Liquid have displayed a blockbuster performance in their matchup against Giants Gaming, losing only five rounds in total.... Fabio | 12. August 2020

Team Liquid have displayed a blockbuster performance in their matchup against Giants Gaming, losing only five rounds in total. NiP were able to move past BBL, whereas G2 unexpectedly stumbled against FPX. Liquid’s incredible performance has now put them on first place in the standings of Allied Esports Odyssey. 


Travis “L1NK” Mendoza has put himself on the map today. He has been the top performer for Liquid, getting 39 kills in just 41 rounds. On the opposite side of the scoreboard, Giants have been unable to achieve positive figures. It all started with a first round defuse for Liquid on Haven, followed by a second-round win. Aside from two rounds wins through elimination, Giants were unable to muster any real defense. They did win the pistol round in the second half, but Liquid were only three rounds away from victory anyways. A 13-4 sealed the deal and sent the Giants players onto a second map.

Unfortunately, split did nothing to help the struggling Spanish players get off of their feet. Instead, they struggled massively to even stay in the game. At half-time, Liquid were up 11-1. There was just no fighting spirit left in the Giants roster, who ended up conceding the map with just one round win in total.


Yesterday, we criticized FunPlus Phoenix for being unable to close out games. This cost them dearly in their match against Liquid, but they seem to have learned their lesson. Both maps against G2 were relatively close affairs, but FPX were in control most of the time.

Liquid’s Jacob “pyth” Mourujärvi has had a particularly rough day. He ended up with a 0.5 KD ratio, an abysmally low figure for an otherwise perfectly talented player. Not even the heroic performance by Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks was enough to carry them over the finishing line. David “davidP” Prins, who led the scoreboard yesterday, was noticeably absent in this match. This doesn’t bode well for G2 Esports, who are set to face NiP tomorrow. FPX, on the other hand, have shown to be immensely talented. Today, Pontus “Zyppan” Eek and Andrey “Shao” Kiprsky have been their top performers, getting over 40 kills each.

UPDATE: We have learned that, during the second game, davidP was informed of his father’s passing. We express our deepest condolences to the young player and his family. Under such circumstances, the performance of G2 Esports was obviously impacted and shouldn’t be scrutinized as heavily.


In the lead-up to NiP’s match against BBL Esports, they were regarded as absolute favorites. Unfortunately, the Turkish players from BBL have been unable to compete with the rest of the playing field so far. This day shaped up to be no different. On Bind, the Ninjas were led by Niels “luckeRRR” Jasiek and quickly ran away with a 13-3 victory.

On Ascent, however, “russ” (real name unknown) finally brought BBL into battle. His colleagues were unable to keep up with russ’ insane fragging power, who ended up getting 29 kills on his lonesome. He brought his team onto a 7-5 lead at half-time, but he was still the only performer for BBL. Because of this, NiP were allowed back into the match. Tying on 12-12, the teams went into overtime. There, BBL succumbed to the pressure and conceded the victory to the Ninjas.

NiP should be praised for their resilience, but BBL have proven to be somewhat competitive today. At least they have shown individual prowess on one of their players. If they manage to active the rest of the roster, they might actually be able to compete with some of the teams at Allied Esports Odyssey. For now, they have unfortunately received their second 0-2 loss straight.

Tomorrow, the VALORANT action resumes with Giants taking on FPX. The match will be followed up with Liquid vs. BBL, which will arguably be a one-sided affair again. G2 and NiP will round out the day. Hopefully, the team around Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom will not repeat their disappointing performance of today.