Evil Geniuses, Complexity go 1-0 in ESL Pro League Americas

Evil Geniuses and Complexity opened up Group B of ESL Pro League Americas with 2-1 victories over eUnited and Cloud9, respectively.

Group B kicked off with a shockingly close game between eUnited and Evil Geniuses followed by a battle between the newly-formed Complexity roster and William "RUSH" Wierzba's former team of Cloud9.

The first best-of-three of the day kicked off on Vertigo, which began with an early 1-1 scoreline thanks to a force buy victory from eUnited. From there, the supposed underdogs of the series began to run away with the map as Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz and co quickly hit a brick wall, leaving the offense of eUnited virtually uncontested for the remainder of the half. Things continued to go eUnited's way for the remainder of Vertigo as they gave up just two more rounds while on their CT side before closing out the first map 16-6.

Evil Geniuses win their opening match of ESL Pro league Americas

With Inferno now underway, It was clear that Evil Geniuses had no plans of letting their subpar performance on Vertigo hold them back as they easily gained the upper hand on map two. The first half unfolded in a very similar fashion to that of map one, except this time it was EG's offense that proved to be unstoppable as they put round after round on the board to end the first half up 11-4. Despite a dominant T side, things began to look scary for Evil Geniuses as eUnited started to grind their way back into the map by adding seven more rounds to their name. Fortunately for the ESL One New York champions, a big round from stanislaw seemed to snap his team back into the game as they finally managed to close out Inferno 16-12.

The final map of the series was Dust2, which took a much different path than its predecessors. Neither side was able to gain any solid footing during the first half as the lead slipped back and forth between the defense of Evil Geniuses and the offense of eUnited, resulting in an 8-7 scoreline. The pace of the game completely changed in the second half as the once close match up turned into a one-sided affair in favor of Evil Geniuses. The remainder of the map saw eUnited win just two more rounds before falling to their North American rivals as the former NRG squad closed out the map and series with a 16-9 Dust2 victory.

Matchpage
2
1
12th October 2019
6
Vertigo
16
16
Inferno
12
16
Dust2
9
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 64 - 43 +21 84.8 1.33
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 56 - 53 +3 89.9 1.19
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 43 - 51 -8 72.3 1.00
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 51 - 52 -1 70.8 0.97
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 40 - 46 -6 57.9 0.91
 eUnited K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' MaldonadoMarKE 58 - 49 +9 88.8 1.20
United States Victor 'food' Wongfood 50 - 54 -4 73.4 1.06
United States Austin 'Cooper-' AbadirCooper- 52 - 52 0 70.8 1.03
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid 44 - 48 -4 69.8 0.96
United States Anthony 'vanity' Malaspinavanity 41 - 52 -11 59.9 0.88

The first map of the second series was Dust2, which saw the newly-formed Complexity roster gain an early 7-0 lead before finally giving up a round to Cloud9. From there, Damian "daps" Steele's troops managed to scrape together five more rounds, ending the half with a respectable 6-9 scoreline. Cloud9’s comeback continued into their CT side as they opened up the final segment of the map with a much-needed pistol round victory. However, the firepower of Owen "oBo" Schlatter and Benjamin "blameF" Bremer proved to be too much for Cloud9 to handle as they remained just barely behind their opponents for the rest of the map, resulting in a 16-13 scoreline in favor of Complexity.

oBo shined on Dust2 for Complexity with 24 kills

Up next was Overpass, which Cloud9 opened up with a flawless pistol round victory that they then converted into a three-round lead. From there the map continued to go in Cloud9’s favor as Complexity found themselves unable to keep control of either bombsite. With the AWPing power of Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas and pristine rifling of Kenneth "koosta" Suen in full effect, Cloud9 continued their reign of dominance into the second half as they repeatedly outplayed their opponents at every turn, ultimately resulting in a 16-5 victory on Overpass.

Complexity opened up the third and final map of the series, Mirage, with three back-to-back rounds, marking their first lead in the best-of-three affair since map one. From there, Cloud9 managed to scrape together five rounds of their own, taking away the small advantage that Complexity had built. Complexity had no plans to go down easily as they won to win six more rounds to end the half up 9-6, and they put up a solid defense in the second half to run out 16-11 victors and walk away with a 2-1 series success.

Matchpage
1
2
12th October 2019
13
Dust2
16
16
Overpass
5
11
Mirage
16
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 60 - 51 +9 89.2 1.23
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 63 - 46 +17 71.3 1.22
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 57 - 53 +4 82.3 1.14
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 44 - 39 +5 66.6 1.09
Canada Tyson 'TenZ' NgoTenZ 37 - 53 -16 56.6 0.77
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' BremerblameF 59 - 48 +11 85.1 1.15
United Kingdom Rory 'dephh' Jacksondephh 51 - 55 -4 73.1 1.01
United States Owen 'oBo' SchlatteroBo 50 - 55 -5 68.1 0.97
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 42 - 54 -12 70.0 0.86
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM 40 - 50 -10 57.4 0.82
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
811
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
831
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United States Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
83
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
901
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
983
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
333
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
991
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
nice
2019-10-12 10:53
#16
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice, lets go NA!
2019-10-12 11:16
#46
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Brazil Isme 
Brehze top 2 2019
2019-10-12 14:40
GET JUGGERNAUTED C9
2019-10-12 18:37
overraTenZ
2019-10-12 11:36
#36
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India Noobdian1 
Juggernaut actually Juggernaut
2019-10-12 12:46
#2
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Greece rusty1 
gg
2019-10-12 10:53
#3
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Latvia s1^ 
Very nice
2019-10-12 10:53
#4
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Sweden D24_Tic 
cool
2019-10-12 10:54
#5
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Albania Edjon 
Clown9
2019-10-12 10:54
#6
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Netherlands Sem0733 
EG so bad.
2019-10-12 10:55
#7
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Germany GrammarNaziGuy 
Looking at the scoreboard I'd assume cloud 9 won
2019-10-12 10:55
#13
shox | 
Germany Dr_Lurchi 
+1
2019-10-12 11:09
#28
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United Kingdom alcaz4r_ 
looking at the scoreboard I'd assume eu>na
2019-10-12 12:08
#33
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Nah fatq got carried by brehze so bad
2019-10-12 12:31
#37
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United Kingdom alcaz4r_ 
And in the other game europeans were top of both teams
2019-10-12 12:47
Cloud9 won more rounds overall as well
2019-10-12 18:16
Ahhahaah c9 rekt by half formed team What a joke
2019-10-12 10:56
Yeah, surprised that c9 didn’t close this one out since this squad only had 9 days to practice
2019-10-12 11:03
I am pretty sure that Astralis is going to pick up blamef somewhere down the road. The guy is insane and continues the lineage of good danish IGLs.
2019-10-12 11:01
+1
2019-10-12 12:17
#38
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Singapore FallBlade 
and hella swole
2019-10-12 12:55
#12
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Germany Flachzange 
#JUGGERNAUT
2019-10-12 11:07
#14
shox | 
Germany Dr_Lurchi 
blameF has such a huge potential. You could literally build a whole team around him. If the OG squad wasn't already signed I'd say BlameF valde TabseN XANTARES 5th player
2019-10-12 11:11
Xantares?? TIER 4 PLAYER
2019-10-12 11:32
Tabsen LULW xantares LULW
2019-10-12 11:41
#40
shox | 
Germany Dr_Lurchi 
BIG sucks but tabseN And XANTARES have what it takes. Remember FaZe wanted to sign XANTARES
2019-10-12 13:03
I agree. Would have loved to see him in Faze or North. North with: BlameF Valde Kjaerbye Konfig/Stavn Aizy Can't think of a danish awper besides mertz, but there must be a reason why he is not used. Jugi has fallen of hard and nato is just not up to par.
2019-10-12 11:54
Mertz is playing matchmaking with his friends. Nato is a decent awper but I wouldn’t put him in place of anyone you listed. Perhaps only instead of Aizy/Kjearbye under the premise that the team needs an awper.
2019-10-12 12:36
#47
Aleksib | 
Finland Mitzu 
BlameF Valde Kjaerbye Konfig MSL and you got a team. BlameF and Valde are both too good individually to be IGLing.
2019-10-12 14:42
+ msl can awp
2019-10-12 21:14
#31
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Onlinetares omegalul
2019-10-12 12:30
tenz so bad -tenz +lowel
2019-10-12 11:11
North should have picked up blameF, but I guess it was just bad timming.
2019-10-12 11:18
#19
Twistzz | 
Canada ASH1 
EG on Vertigo wtf
2019-10-12 11:31
overraTenZ
2019-10-12 11:36
#64
Aleksib | 
Finland Mitzu 
He obviously got spooked enough from that clip of him getting "busted" that he has no balls to trigger it. Resulting in an even more obvious sign that he was cheating before. /just tinfoil ideas
2019-10-12 22:14
Maybe. Maybe he is still using sometimes.
2019-10-13 11:01
#23
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Germany Trax_ 
GOD BREHZE again
2019-10-12 11:38
Mexego player switched from drug cartel into CS.
2019-10-12 11:49
#27
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Singapore eriknords 
Imagine this lineup with BlameF: BlameF Stavn es3tag Friberg +some AWPer
2019-10-12 11:59
#32
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Turkey i_eat_kebab 
CLOWN9 LUL
2019-10-12 12:30
#39
forsaken | 
Lithuania Zephx 
feels bad for blameF, imagine getting told that the team you're about to join is going to be a juggernaut and they sign RUSH while keeping bots
2019-10-12 12:58
#41
Germany pmb  
ez paycheck
2019-10-12 13:40
#42
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
+1
2019-10-12 14:12
Still think Koosta is the problem with Cloud9? I don't think so.
2019-10-12 14:32
gogogogo
2019-10-12 14:33
Feel bad for BlameF. He is so talented. Maybe they could pick up some ex-Optic players like k0nfig to the team, but it really needs an upgrade. Cloud9 is a joke these days. Honestly they need new management for their cs team because every decision they’ve made for like 2 years has been short termed and seeming desperate.
2019-10-12 15:08
6-16 SHIT GENIUSES XAAXAXAXAX
2019-10-12 15:19
why would blame f leave denmark for this team i mean, i dont get it
2019-10-12 15:37
#61
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Denmark DanishDelight 
must be for the paycheck
2019-10-12 19:31
Brehze delivers! EZ4Brehze
2019-10-12 16:06
#53
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Why doesn't C9 just cease its CS team?
2019-10-12 16:07
#54
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Denmark Xipingu 
Brehze again carrying bots.
2019-10-12 16:07
#55
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Russia CunningCrab 
TenZ - 17 Ahahahhahahahah fpl monster
2019-10-12 17:17
#56
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Turkey Elusivee 
lets go
2019-10-12 18:13
godF
2019-10-12 19:16
juggernaut !
2019-10-12 20:17
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