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Marc "Mangiacapra" Mangiacapra (born March 26th 1984), formerly known as "Liquid", is a retired British Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player, former Counter-Strike: Source and former Counter-Strike player. He was well known for playing as a rifler and an AWPer for 4Kings in the early days of Counter-Strike.
Before his Counter-Strike career began, he has played Badminton and used to play at country level, however he gave up eventually after an injury he had (similar to Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz' pre-career) He first joined 4Kings at the age of 17 and had played for them on and off the spot, at the end of 2001, 4Kings disbanded and this caused him and his team to form Infinity-eSports which they played under at 2002 CPL Summer Championship and WCG 2002, during this time, he was studying a Computer Engineering degree. Since 2003, he had returned to 4Kings and put his education on hold in order to play and win. By the end of his time in 1.6, he had at least 5 years of service with the British organization before leaving and going inactive for a short spell of time..
When Mangiacapra left 4Kings and went inactive, he made the switch over to Counter-Strike: Source once he became active again in order to play for the RattlesnK-lead Championship Gaming Series team: Birmingham Salvo, which two of his former 4Kings teammates: Harriman and AdY moved over to also. He was especially known for player under this team when Mangiacapra and co defeated Mohammad "mOE" Assad's San Francisco Optx team in the CGS 2008 World Championship, as well as winning Insomnia 33 (which also had teams not in the Championship Gaming Series, including natu's Finnish 4Kings Source lineup, which Mangiacapra had defeated in the Winners' Finals of that tournament) over the rival CGS UK team London Mint, including the now well known caster: Henry "HenryG" Greer. He later stepped down from the Birmingham Salvo roster in late 2008, as the Championship Gaming Series had closed down by then, however his whole team stayed together and continued playing Counter-Strike: Source. The orgless lineup was eventually picked up by Team Dignitas shortly after. The lineup lasted for a few years and was especially known in the small Source scene for reaching 2nd place at Multiplay's Insomnia 36, losing to Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács' Reason Gaming in the process. A while after the event, Mangiacapra went inactive for a couple of months before returning to Counter-Strike 1.6 to form a completely new team with new and different players, under the name of Xtra, however it didn't last that long at all and shortly after, Mangiacapra decided to retire, also partially due to the fact that Counter-Strike was starting to die out and become less popular by that time.
A few months after Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was released, 4Kings decided to return to the Counter-Strike scene, which was when Mangiacapra came back to life, in order to play with old Birmingham Salvo teammates: pt and wez. Unfortunately, 4Kings had decided to part ways with the lineup, causing the team to form London Lynx for the upcoming Insomnia tournament at the time. After the tournament, the lineup did not last very long and most of the team had retired including Mangiacapra himself as a result of it. Ever since Mangiacapra entered retirement, he now plays casually and still lives with his old teammates from the renowned 4Kings lineup. He at one point also considered quitting Counter-Strike and move to another game, like Overwatch and play that to a professional level.
|2008-09-28||1st||A-Tier||Offline||PC Gamer Showdown 2008||2 : 0||$9,219.7|
|2008-08-11||1st||A-Tier||Offline||Multiplay Insomnia 34||2 : 0||$8,975|
|2008-07-28||1st||S-Tier||CGS 2008 World Championship||22 - 15||$250,000|
|2008-05-18||1st||A-Tier||Offline||CGS 2008: EU/UK Combine||2 : 0||$4,665.6|
|2008-03-24||1st||A-Tier||Offline||Multiplay Insomnia 33||16 - 11||$9,923|
|2007-12-14||3rd - 4th||S-Tier||Offline||CGS 2007 World Championship||17 - 25||$35,000|
|2006-07-09||4th||S-Tier||Offline||CPL Summer 2006||2 - 16||$13,500|
|2005-03-20||2nd||S-Tier||Offline||WEG 2005 S01||1 : 2||$20,000|
|2004-01-08||1st||A-Tier||Offline||Cyber X Games||16 - 8||$10,000|
|2003-08-03||5th||S-Tier||Offline||2003 CPL Summer||7 - 13||$12,000|
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- He is one of the most accomplished Counter-Strike players from the United Kingdom.
- devine (2017-06-10). "Mangiacapra leaves 4Kings". fnatic.