Evil Geniuses ease past Cloud9; qualify for ECS S8 Finals

Evil Geniuses took down Cloud9 in the grand final of ECS Season 8 NA Week 3 with a 2-0 scoreline, qualifying for the LAN Finals in November.

The final series of the week started on Train, Cloud9's map pick, with Damian "daps" Steele's men starting on the offense. Tarik "tarik" Celik opened up the fragging with a double and set his team up for success, and Evil Geniuses built on that to go 6-0 up, despite Cloud9 getting quite a few bombs planted. Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov ensured the streak continued with an AWP quad kill, roaming around on the A bombsite, which saw Evil Geniuses only looking stronger as the half progressed.

Timothy "autimatic" Ta's four frags finally got Cloud9 on the board after being 11-0 down, and they followed that up with a B contact play that was also successful. Unfortunately for Cloud9, that was all they managed to put together as Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz and co. bounced back, finished the half 13-2 up, added a successful Ivy rush in the pistol and concluded the map 16-2.

Evil Geniuses will be competing in Texas later this year

The action then moved to Inferno, where rounds were frantically traded-back and forth as both teams found success on force-buys. The score was 3-3 when Evil Geniuses started to stabilize on the CT side, with CeRq leading the fragging for his side as they took a 7-3 lead. Kenneth "koosta" Suen did the majority of the work as Cloud9 added their forth following a successful 2v2 clutch on B. Evil Geniuses didn't falter, though, continuing with aggression that got them entry kills and big advantages shortly into the round.

Cloud9 finished the half 11-4 down, secured their first pistol after the switch, but faltered against a force buy which forced them on the back foot again. It was 14-5 before Cloud9 afforded their first full buy on the CT side of Inferno, giving them limited rounds to work with. daps and co. brought it back to 15-9, but eventually faltered to a B split and Evil Geniuses claimed the series, 2-0.

 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 26 - 35 -9 71.2 0.82
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 21 - 37 -16 58.0 0.68
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 22 - 39 -17 57.1 0.63
Canada Tyson 'TenZ' NgoTenZ 16 - 36 -20 53.6 0.57
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 17 - 38 -21 51.0 0.51
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 43 - 26 +17 102.5 1.60
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 43 - 18 +25 97.0 1.57
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 34 - 19 +15 88.4 1.42
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 35 - 19 +16 80.6 1.39
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 30 - 21 +9 78.4 1.18

With Evil Geniuses joining the team list, half of the participants for ECS Season 8 Finals are now known:

Kazakhstan AVANGAR
Sweden NiP
Europe Week #4 winner
Europe Week #5 winner
Brazil Sharks
United States Evil Geniuses
North America Week #4 winner
North America Week #5 winner
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
816
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
860
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
906
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:
1009
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1198
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
987
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ez
2019-10-18 00:58
#2
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United States Peejster 
C9 is back and by that I mean back to crying at being a C9 fan. Feelsbadman
2019-10-18 00:59
can't even qual from NA
2019-10-18 00:58
i mean they did just play the number 3 team in the world what did you expect?
2019-10-18 01:02
#11
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North America ProudNAfan 
+Wardell when?
2019-10-18 01:06
#17
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Indonesia lumayan 
Lucky EG :)
2019-10-18 01:10
Seriously c9 have to kick daps. His igl is trash af. No strat depth at all. Top secret how EG became tier 1 team? Kicking daps.
2019-10-18 02:36
#33
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Indonesia lumayan 
Totally agree. I havent watch too many NRG games, but I saw that brehze cerq are totally legit. People say daps cant frag but I didnt expect him to be this bad. I watch c9 games.. and the way he hold site... jeez
2019-10-18 04:40
xaaxax cerq legit only online
2019-10-18 08:11
M16R isn't legit, whether online or LAN
2019-10-18 10:42
xaaaxax noone cares
2019-10-18 10:43
Furia is real mibr huehuehue
2019-10-19 21:27
#50
NiKo | 
North America X3phyR 
True but NA don't have too many replacements for daps
2019-10-18 10:25
Probably for them to get more than 11 rounds
2019-10-18 05:26
ez
2019-10-18 00:58
#4
gfi | 
Germany GDLenny 
GG!
2019-10-18 00:58
#6
EliGE | 
United States Jono13 
Aw rip C9
2019-10-18 00:59
#7
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Brazil hugoooo 
This just shows how shitty FURIA is playing lately.
2019-10-18 01:00
#8
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United States Pogimatic_TV 
Damn..feelsbadman
2019-10-18 01:00
C9 is done. Either invest to build a solid International team or finally disband the cs go roster
2019-10-18 01:01
#15
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Qatar PrisMcsgo 
How are they done? They lose against the 3rd best team in the world and you say they’re done? They just beat furia so they have some potential
2019-10-18 01:09
#19
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Ukraine zCainee 
Imagine thinking your team is decent beating a BR team. Stop.
2019-10-18 01:22
You are right, it was EG, but it's not about this specific match. Where does C9 go from here? Such an org cannot be satisfied with being a #40 team and as it seems now they will never get to the top
2019-10-18 01:39
#41
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United Kingdom Cryaosic 
"They just beat furia" They also lost to coL , eunited , sharks...
2019-10-18 06:26
#60
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Brazil yalamix 
Exactly. An ocasional win against good teams while constantly losing to tier 2 or tier 3 team is not decent. I don't know why they are still performing so bad since they have some individual talent in this line-up, but the brief international line-up with Flusha and Kioshima was much, much better than this one.
2019-10-18 15:56
#63
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Qatar PrisMcsgo 
That was before they played furia my guy. They most likely reviewed the games they lost and fixed some mistakes
2019-10-18 17:09
#12
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Indonesia rahman10 
BOT Tenz must be get kicked
2019-10-18 01:08
#14
shox | 
India iejesus 
Young lad
2019-10-18 01:08
#16
juul | 
Reunion free_TenZ 
Everyone on the team is a bot. When koosta is carrying you in most games there's a problem
2019-10-18 01:09
#29
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Indonesia lumayan 
Cant accept the fact that koosta is duch a good player? ;)
2019-10-18 01:43
username does not check out
2019-10-19 09:27
#71
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Indonesia rahman10 
Yeah tenz is the problem :( , koosta is good bro
2019-10-20 04:22
#13
shox | 
India iejesus 
So ez
2019-10-18 01:08
#18
ISSAA | 
Jordan deyta 
17-38 I'm like hey what's up hello
2019-10-18 01:22
#20
kennyS | 
United States RiseCS 
After deep dive into csgo team communication, the reason c9 sucks is cause 2 of there players speak Canadian and not english
2019-10-18 01:24
#23
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Finland Smoonah 
or it's because 3 of the players are actual ass
2019-10-18 01:34
bruh u didn't get the joke xD
2019-10-18 08:47
#21
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Finland Smoonah 
not hard to ease past team suck ass
2019-10-18 01:33
#22
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Why doesn't C9 just quit CS?
2019-10-18 01:33
cause their too busy fucking furia
2019-10-18 01:53
#34
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Brazil |witcher| 
Oof
2019-10-18 04:47
Savage
2019-10-19 07:59
Lmao
2019-10-19 09:28
#69
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Brazil Karlogaria 
I don't think so. C9 is just pure shit
2019-10-19 21:24
Okay tell me when they get a CT side round :D
2019-10-20 06:36
Brutal , Savage, Rekt
2019-10-18 01:35
Autimatic needs another team.
2019-10-18 01:37
This org won a major not that far ago :/
2019-10-18 01:39
#48
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Sweden Kasidro 
Long ago* far is used when you talk about distances in space not in time :)
2019-10-18 08:59
Im 3rd worlder dont bully me blyat((( P.S: Thx for london school mens)))
2019-10-18 15:07
#64
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Sweden Kasidro 
no bully just london school!
2019-10-18 18:44
Finally decent team qualifying... Here hoping Liquid and astralis will try to qualify next time as they aren't in starseries xd
2019-10-18 01:42
#30
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Brazil |Coldzera| 
Ok
2019-10-18 01:45
In the end it didn't even matter :(
2019-10-18 05:24
#37
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Nigeria Nemywild 
Gg
2019-10-18 05:27
Pure luck
2019-10-18 05:28
Shit team disband I need dogs
2019-10-18 05:38
#40
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Sri Lanka VuXn 
16-2 on Train... ouch
2019-10-18 05:43
TenZ biggest overrated onliner
2019-10-18 07:15
OverraTenZ
2019-10-18 07:17
#44
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
Daps i know u r the one that belived in cerq and gave him chance, belive in poizon as well, save him please! :D
2019-10-18 08:08
Honestly going from Windigo to Cloud9 is a downgrade.
2019-10-18 13:51
#56
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
have u seen windigo's new roster? OMEGALUL
2019-10-18 14:21
Yeah but Clown9 has only won like a single map in the past six months on lan lmao
2019-10-18 15:19
Brehze top5 2019
2019-10-18 08:17
#49
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
C9, sign me up. I'd do better than daps, tenz and koosta gathered together .
2019-10-18 10:20
free autimatic
2019-10-18 11:02
#54
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Germany misterE 
Ethan 598 Utility Damage oh my god <3
2019-10-18 12:55
Please save autimatic
2019-10-18 15:29
EG very strong team currently
2019-10-18 16:11
This I think proves that, great leadership combined with great players create a great team. Flat out demolished in all categories. It's a team game and gear leadership is no.1 predictor of success
2019-10-18 16:41
Tenz 16 kills in two maps, roflmao. Mixwell 17... #freeauti
2019-10-19 08:01
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