Evil Geniuses top Group B over Astralis to secure playoffs in New York

Evil Geniuses have reached the playoffs of ESL One New York following a 2-0 victory in their group winners' match against Astralis.

The series kicked off on Dust2, where Astralis' defence got off to a good start with a pistol round victory, only to be halted by Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte, who brought the heat with a Kreig triple kill on the B site. Evil Geniuses continued their offensive campaign, and despite conceding their opponents' first full-buy, persisted in confident fashion, amassing a six-round lead. The teams went on to exchange two rounds apiece, followed by success from Astralis' double-AWP duo of Nicolai "device" Reedtz and Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen, who ensured a 7-8 conclusion to the first half.

Tarik "tarik" Celik kicked off his team's CT side with a stunning USP-S quad kill, and off the back of this outstanding play the team found inspiration to convert the following four rounds, establishing a more confident lead. The match dynamic took a complete 180 turn, as Astralis persistently decimated the defence, with Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander shining through in round 24 with a Krieg triple kill. The teams equalised at 13 rounds each, but Evil Geniuses managed to defend their map pick with a close 16-14 victory.

EG move on to the semi-finals at Astralis' expense

Just like on Dust2, Astralis managed to secure the first pistol round on the offense of Inferno, only to be shut down in round two by a Five-Seven buy from Evil Geniuses on the B site. This created space for a 4-2 lead to be accrued, but the Danish offense gained traction in the ensuing rounds, assuming their second lead of the half after an anti-eco quad kill from Emil "Magisk" Reif was witnessed. tarik and Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov then wreaked havoc with AWPs for a brief spell before Astralis took the final two rounds to bring the deficit to a minimum.

Evil Geniuses got off to a swimming start on the offense, as a productive pistol round was followed up with four consecutive conversions, furthering the squad to a six-round lead. Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth's triple kill with the M4A4 kicked off comeback efforts for the Danish camp. A comeback was not meant to be, however, as a failed Mid rush from Astralis caused financial issues for the final round, which Evil Geniuses secured for a 16-12 closure to Inferno.

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27th September 2019
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Dust2
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Inferno
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 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 45 - 36 +9 74.4 1.12
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 37 - 38 -1 74.6 1.07
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 39 - 41 -2 80.1 1.02
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 29 - 39 -10 57.8 0.88
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 28 - 45 -17 65.1 0.81
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 51 - 35 +16 86.7 1.33
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 43 - 31 +12 73.5 1.18
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 45 - 36 +9 78.5 1.14
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 36 - 43 -7 75.7 1.00
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 24 - 33 -9 52.7 0.85
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
EG is the best team in the world (in groupstage matches). Berlin major all over again! EZ FOR GODSTRALIS!
2019-09-27 19:46
LMAO true
2019-09-27 19:47
Berlin Major flashback, 2-0 Liquid then 2-0 EG (NRG)
2019-09-27 19:49
Chokestralis
2019-09-27 19:48
nrg cant win astralis but eg can do it
2019-09-27 19:50
expected
2019-09-27 19:55
#43
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Astralis bettors on suicide watch 🤣
2019-09-27 19:56
Dev1ce 1 vs9 but congrats Evil Geniuses TOP 1 NA
2019-09-27 19:57
#100
Xyp9x | 
Turkey drizit 
Actually it is so accurate.
2019-09-27 23:29
#13
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United States fade4182 
No ence will win
2019-09-27 19:48
+1, no ence will win
2019-09-27 19:48
Lol
2019-09-28 05:33
+1
2019-09-27 19:48
#31
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United States FrothaIPBan 
Astralis Fluke Major hahah
2019-09-27 19:51
#2
nitr0 | 
North America SomaRoss 
Glad I got to tune in for some of the match at least. Not what I expected to wake up to. New org new power mens.
2019-09-27 19:48
#40
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Finland Smoonah 
think ez for brehze aka kings Hawaiian bread??
2019-09-27 19:55
Nice
2019-09-27 19:47
D
2019-09-27 19:47
#5
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United States Nahtenojoh 
Nice
2019-09-27 19:47
#6
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United States Stoplight91 
Top 1
2019-09-27 19:47
FAK
2019-09-27 19:47
Flair checks out
2019-09-27 20:37
#11
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
Astralis top 3
2019-09-27 19:47
If this match will be played in Playofs Astralis win 2-0 lul
2019-09-27 19:48
+1
2019-09-27 19:49
#14
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Slovakia iLycan 
na lucky series, cya in play offs
2019-09-27 19:48
what an unintelligent comment.
2019-09-27 20:06
#15
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United States GiantDays 
Gg! EG continues to impress. Now we just have to hope they don't choke again in Playoffs.
2019-09-27 19:48
#33
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
semifinal curse monkaS
2019-09-27 19:52
#80
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United States LookitsJrd 
Stop it
2019-09-27 20:59
Major winnners . Jajajajajajajaja
2019-09-27 19:48
#20
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Netherlands Shinxly 
Rekt in finals
2019-09-27 19:48
#21
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Finland EluNotAllu 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
2019-09-27 19:48
#36
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
nice flair my mens)))
2019-09-27 19:53
#37
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Finland EluNotAllu 
thank menssss :D:DD:D:D:D:D:D:D::DD::D
2019-09-27 19:53
#22
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France Asviix 
AstraLUL
2019-09-27 19:48
S0mple Dev4ce
2019-09-27 19:59
Zywho?
2019-09-27 20:04
brehze best player in the NA ! very underrated
2019-09-27 19:49
Device can't open net graph cuz choke is %100
2019-09-27 19:49
wow
2019-09-27 19:50
#28
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France DesmondHumes 
Brehze and Cerq are fucking beasts!!
2019-09-27 19:50
#30
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France Asviix 
+1
2019-09-27 19:51
+1
2019-09-27 20:05
+1
2019-09-27 20:06
#29
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United States RandomCookie 
ez
2019-09-27 19:50
EG 100% win rate on Lan, they are gods
2019-09-27 19:52
#35
KRIMZ | 
Turkey Diveland 
stan is nice igl
2019-09-27 19:52
#34
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Beat team of all time losing against a team that didn't even existed 2 days ago Omegalul
2019-09-27 19:52
#47
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Spain elskio 
+1 axaxaxa
2019-09-27 19:58
#79
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Norway flipflop 
haha..n1
2019-09-27 20:53
the core of the roster was together probably for a year and the org was created 20 years ago, nt
2019-09-28 12:14
Brehze and CeRq best NA Players
2019-09-27 19:53
#39
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Belgium perc30 
EG is such a fucking good team they can really win a major in the future
2019-09-27 19:54
#54
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Canada Michaelides 
They just gotta get rid of those damn playoff jitters.
2019-09-27 20:00
Hahahaha let’s go eg! Time for USA to shine! CeRq is now a resident of USA and he’s staying we won’t give him back!
2019-09-27 19:56
Haha, time for usa to shine. Not even close...
2019-09-27 21:34
Says the guy from Belgium? Bahahahaha ur comment is worthless but thanks for trying
2019-09-27 21:45
Actually Romania hahaha even worse.... sit back and enjoy the Na teams wrecking the euro teams.
2019-09-27 21:46
Stop being such a fan boy, when you achieved what astralis did you can start talking then remember Berlin major? or did you forgot?
2019-09-27 21:51
#89
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Belgium azertyuio 
Answer a guy with a Romanian flag while trash talking about Belgium.... Instead of saying shit sometimes it's better to say nothing
2019-09-27 21:50
I honestly don’t know which is worse. I guess Belgium honestly, they are just a poor wanna be Germany at least Romania is really its own country
2019-09-27 22:00
#93
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Belgium azertyuio 
Thank you, it was informative. Now I know how Belgium is seen by a prepubescent teenager on the other side of the Atlantic. Good night
2019-09-27 22:16
God do I wish I was that young, I don’t think it’s only me who sees it this way, it’s most. Glad I could inform you.
2019-09-27 22:49
#85
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Belgium azertyuio 
He was already "fit" for USA. Boombl4 will probably joins too :)
2019-09-27 21:39
Lol Na we only want CeRq.
2019-09-27 21:45
expected
2019-09-27 19:57
LET'S GO
2019-09-27 19:58
#48
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Korea clarityyyy 
LETS GO EG
2019-09-27 19:58
Ppl thought replacing daps was a downgrade LOL
2019-09-27 19:58
Nobody thought that
2019-09-27 20:05
#98
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Japan eternaL_ 
So many people did.
2019-09-27 23:05
RIP Liquid vs Astralis final.
2019-09-27 20:00
They will meet in the semi finals if Astralis beats Optic today. So we will still have the "Grand Final".
2019-09-27 20:11
#53
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Hungary subzera 
Expected
2019-09-27 20:00
#55
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Oof breeeeeee so fucking good
2019-09-27 20:04
EG best NA team hands down
2019-09-27 20:04
#57
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
mUt and AIm: "nrg are not top 10,north is better than them" PT analysts yall
2019-09-27 20:04
2 bots living in mommy's basement
2019-09-27 21:11
#59
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Lithuania aels 
ez4EG
2019-09-27 20:04
#61
Frankie | 
North America r3ece 
Hawaiian guk power
2019-09-27 20:05
#62
s1mple | 
China fu22Y 
Astralis is just playing with burgers, just like in Berlin. Yet burger fanboys are so excited LUL.
2019-09-27 20:05
#67
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
Remember when s1mple failed to slice the burger?
2019-09-27 20:14
#68
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Denmark Menterx 
Wow the haters have a feld day in here :) Also, dayum EG is hot atm, gg wp. Will be exciting to see if they can keep it up!
2019-09-27 20:19
EG? Holy shit i missed a lot
2019-09-27 20:22
BLEED BLUE
2019-09-27 20:23
Expected
2019-09-27 20:24
#72
twice | 
Korea Tzuyu 
all they had to do was do this in major and theyd have major title
2019-09-27 20:30
no lol NRG are group stage heroes
2019-09-27 20:37
#75
World csgo 
gg
2019-09-27 20:43
#76
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United States Rambeard 
EZ FOR EG
2019-09-27 20:45
#77
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Portugal XhAmeR 
Evil Geniuses top 1 :D
2019-09-27 20:45
Please lift that trophy, EG!
2019-09-27 20:49
would be pretty cool tbh
2019-09-27 21:12
Yup. Best of 5 kinda boring though at the grand finals.
2019-09-29 03:38
EG TOP 1
2019-09-27 21:11
Brehze is nutty!
2019-09-27 22:15
BLEED BLUE
2019-09-27 22:23
Tarik noob
2019-09-27 22:24
EG effect baby
2019-09-27 22:31
#99
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Australia Cleostar 
I love liquid team but I am a long time fan of EG orgs. This comeback is insane!
2019-09-27 23:12
#101
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
EG 100% winrate! NEW ERA
2019-09-27 23:31
#102
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Brazil c0mplexy 
brehze is playing so well
2019-09-27 23:36
#103
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African Union mikecool 
Feels weird seeing EG in csgo after such a long time aye. Good to see tarik and co performing well so far.
2019-09-27 23:53
EG best team of all time, still undefeated in all their matches
2019-09-28 05:35
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