Goodbye to CadiaN? Team Liquid Falls in Another Final

Goodbye to CadiaN? Team Liquid Falls in Another Final

24. May 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

In an unexpected turn of events, Eternal Fire emerged victorious against Team Liquid in the CCT Global Finals, securing a $250,000 prize pool and leaving Liquid contemplating their future.

Match Recap: Eternal Fire vs. Liquid

Liquid’s journey to the finals was commendable, defeating formidable opponents like OG, AMKAL, ENCE, and even Astralis in the semifinals. However, their hopes were dashed by Eternal Fire, particularly notable for their star players XANTARES and Calyx.


The Fallout: CadiaN’s Fate Hangs in the Balance

The loss in the grand finals spells trouble for Liquid’s in-game leader, CadiaN, who faces rumors of possible removal after the IEM Dallas tournament. Despite their impressive performance leading up to the finals, Liquid’s defeat to Eternal Fire may amplify the pressure on CadiaN and his future with the team.

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What’s Next for Liquid and Eternal Fire?

For Liquid, the defeat is a setback after what seemed to be their best tournament yet with the current lineup. However, coach zews acknowledges that they fell short of expectations in the finals. Meanwhile, Eternal Fire’s victory cements their status as a rising contender in the CS2 scene, positioning them as a team on the cusp of tier-one status.

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CCT Global Finals Standings

  1. Eternal Fire – $250,000
  2. Team Liquid – $100,000
  3. 3-4. GamerLegion – $50,000
  4. 3-4. Astralis – $50,000

Looking Ahead to IEM Dallas

With the CCT Global Finals concluded, attention now turns to the upcoming IEM Dallas tournament from May 27 to June 2. Liquid will have another opportunity to prove themselves on home turf against tough competitors like FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere, and Vitality.

As the dust settles from the CCT Global Finals, the CS2 community eagerly anticipates the next chapter in Liquid’s journey and whether CadiaN will continue to lead the team amidst uncertainty.

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