After G2 cruised past NRG, Team Liquid came up against German organization Mousesports in the second semi-final, in a match they would eventually take 16-8, 19-17.
Despite their eventual victory, Team Liquid were made to sweat as Woxic stepped up at 15-13 down, clutching an incredible 2v4 situation with an audacious bomb defuse.
Woxic and ChrisJ were left on their own after Frozen, Karrigan and Ropz were all killed quickly. Woxic then took NAF out with the AWP, before giving Twistzz the same treatment, forcing the 2v2.
However, ChrisJ was eliminated without having an impact, leaving Woxic in a seemingly impossible situation; outnumbered in a 2v1, with a bomb to defuse.
As Twitch viewers spammed ‘EZ’ and ‘GGs’, Woxic snapped onto EliGE to make it a 1v1. He then smoked the bomb, and successfully defused as Team Liquid’s nitr0 failed to hit his spray through the smoke, finishing off an incredible clutch and keeping mouz in the game.
The staggering moment was emphasized as Mousesports fans and coach, Allan “Rejin” Petersen, jumped around in disbelief at what Woxic had just pulled off.
Despite the fact they weren’t able to complete the comeback and take the map off Team Liquid, Woxic reinforced his standing as a future star of the CS:GO scene, as he is currently just 20 years old.
As Mousesports were ultimately sent home packing, Team Liquid are looking to secure another tournament victory, to add to their IEM Sydney and DreamHack Dallas crowns.
The grand final of ESL Pro League Season 9 will see Team Liquid face G2 for the $250,000 prize, as two months of intense competition reach their culmination. The finals are live, starting at 9am CT (3pm BST) on Sunday, June 23.
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