Team Liquid have become the champions of iBUYPOWER Masters IV – in the grand finals of the $200,000 CS:GO event the North American team managed to defeat Astralis with the 2-1 score.
Both Team Liquid and Astralis qualified for playoffs from the first place in their groups – Astralis outplayed compLexity Gaming (16:3) and Cloud9 (16:9) in Group A, while Team Liquid defeated Luminosity Gaming (16:11) and Ghost Gaming (16:8) in Group B. In the semifinals Astralis outplayed Ghost Gaming (2:0), while Team Liquid managed to beat Fnatic (2:1). The final series concluded with the 2-1 score in favour of Team Liquid, securing them $100,000 in prize money.
The event took place on January 19-20 at AVALON Hollywood in Los Angeles, USA. The group stage featured two GSL groups with best-of-one matches, during the playoffs stage four teams competed in a single-elimination bracket with best-of-three series.
|Group A||Group B|
|4.||compLexity Gaming||0-2||17-32||4.||Luminosity Gaming||0-2||19-32|
|3rd-4th||$17,000||Ghost Gaming, Fnatic|
|5th-6th||$8,000||Cloud9, FaZe Clan|
|7th-8th||$5,000||compLexity Gaming, Luminosity Gaming|