Team Liquid should have lost to Team EnVyUs well before the game’s eventual ending scoreline of 25-21. But Josh “jdm64" Marzano had other plans, including mowing down the entire enemy team as the last man standing.
After watching his teammate get shredded right in front of him, jdm64 managed to get payback for his fallen captain, Spencer “Hiko” Martin, before moving on to pick off the rest of the French squad. EnVyUs didn’t help matters by staggering their assault, but even so, the odds in a four-man onslaught never favored jdm64. Two lightning quick snipes, a flash bang over the top, rinse and repeat.
The ELEAGUE Major 2017 kicked-off today with a number of blowouts. The biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament since last fall featuring a $1,000,000 prize pool saw teams ranging from Astralis to Fnatic suffer lopsided defeats at the hands of challenger teams.
But Team Liquid was not among them, delivering the a close-fought nail-biter that ended up going into triple-overtime. thanks to jdm64's godlike handling of his AWP sniper rifle and leftover flash bangs. In the rounds that followed, Liquid pressed EnVyUs with everything they had. Unfortunately, it turned out not to be enough, with jdm64 and his team eventually joining the day’s other losers in the bottom half of the table.
It was a moment of brilliance he’ll be at great pains to recreate at any point going forward in the tournament. At least for the rest of us though, there’ll always be the replays.