Liquid to take on Astralis in the grand finals of the ESL Pro League Season 8

Aditya Singh Rawat

9th, Dec, 2018

Cover Image Courtesy: Astralis

Yesterday witnessed the Playoffs of the ESL Pro League Season 8 – Finals reach its Semifinal match-ups with Astralis going up against Mousesports as MIBR took on Liquid.

This is all the action that took place in the qualifier:

Image Credit: Liquipedia

Astralis vs Mousesports

Mousesports held their own quite well against the mighty Astralis on Mirage as the latter won the match by a score of ‘16-12’. The two went on to play the next match on Inferno where Astralis took a single-sided victory with the scoreboard reading ‘16-5’, eliminating Mousesports from the Pro League.

MIBR vs Liquid

The second semi-final took place in-between MIBR and Liquid where MIBR hit a rough patch as Liquid were dominating in both their outings. The first match witnessed MIBR taking a heavy blow from Liquid on Cache, who breezed to a victory with a score of ‘16-2’. The second match was played on Overpass where MIBR went down yet again flailing to a halt with the scores reading ‘16-8’.

With this, the Grand Finals of the ESL Pro League Season 8 is all set to take place today in-between Liquid and Astralis. An interesting observation that came to my mind was that this year alone Liquid has already faced Astralis in the finals of four different tournaments and have managed to lose all four of them.

Image Credit: Liquipedia

Let’s see if Liquid is able to turn things around this time or victory again chooses to favour the likes of Astralis.


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