Liquid continue landmark 2019 with IEM Chicago title

Team Liquid in-game leader Nick "nitr0" Cannella, middle, walks out to the Intel Extreme Masters Chicago stage with a Captain America shield on Saturday. Photo by Helena Kristiansson/Provided by ESL

Team Liquid's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad dominated ENCE in a 3-0 sweep on Sunday to claim the title at Intel Extreme Masters XIV Chicago at the United Center in Chicago.

Liquid stormed out to a commanding 2-0 edge in the best-of-five final with victories of 16-2 on Overpass and 16-3 on Nuke. ENCE rallied from a 10-5 deficit on Inferno to make it interesting in the third map, but Liquid closed it out with a 16-14 win.

With the victory, Liquid claimed half of the $250,000 prize pool for the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event, while ENCE took home $50,000 for the runner-up finish.

The Group A winner, Liquid won all four of their matches in the tournament and dropped just one map along the way, which came Thursday in a 2-1 win over G2 Esports.

-- Field Level Media