Team Liquid and 100 Thieves battle in IEM New York
Team Liquid are looking to remain undefeated in Group Stage play as they match up against the 2-1 100 Thieves in Group B of Intel Extreme Masters XV - New York Online: North America.
Liquid have been solid thus far, with their only close affair being against Chaos Esports Club with the two maps going 16-12 and 16-14 in favor of Liquid.
Stewie2k has continued to improve as an in-game leader, and grim has been well established into the lineup.
EliGE has been a stand out performer thus far, topping the charts across multiple series and returning to the dominant form that had him as one of the best players in the world during 2019.
With a win already secured over Chaos, this is the last true challenger to Liquid in this group given the fairly weak field overall.
For 100 Thieves they are in a bit of an odd spot, with the expectation that star player jks will be leaving to Complexity Gaming at some time in the coming weeks.
Despite that news 100 Thieves have gone 2-1 so far with their only loss being up against Chaos.
While jks has continued to be solid, jkaem has had a nice uptick in play and he has emerged as the potential new star player once jks expectedly heads off to Complexity.
AWPer Gratisfaction is also expected to be one of the key contributors for this squad, especially in this match against Stewie2k, who has had much less time as the primary AWPer comparatively.
100 Thieves are 2/1 to win the match-up, with Team Liquid 4/11.
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