Evil Geniuses to lower bracket final over Heroic

Evil Geniuses prevailed 2-1 over Heroic to advance to the Group B lower bracket final in Belek.

A CT-side start on their own pick of Inferno was fruitful for Evil Geniuses, who found themselves up by seven rounds following multi-kills from Ethan "Ethan" Arnold and Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz early on. Heroic finally got on the board in round eight, converting the ensuing round to run back a 7-5 scoreline and close the deficit between the two sides. Three frags from Tarik "tarik" Celik kept Evil Geniuses in control, however, with the team taking another two rounds at the end of the half to remain ahead 9-6.

A USP-S triple kill for Patrick "es3tag" Hansen was responded to by Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov, who found four frags and pulled off a 1vs2 clutch in the ensuing round to help Evil Geniuses extend their lead to 12-7. A string of four rounds, thanks in part to a quad kill from es3tag, put Heroic within one round of their opposition, but a double-entry from Ethan gave Evil Geniuses the opening they needed to add another two to their tally for a 14-11 scoreline.

Heroic remained unfazed, however, and although they conceded map point, were able to fight for another quartet of rounds to push the map to overtime. A quad kill from CeRq was only enough to grant Evil Geniuses a single round on the offense, with Johannes "b0RUP" Borup responding in kind following the side swap as Heroic conceded only one additional round before edging out a 19-17 victory.

Ethan ended the series with a 1.37 rating

A trio of frags from stanislaw was not enough to net his team the pistol round on Overpass, but another three from the Evil Geniuses captain on a force-buy saw the North American side answer back immediately to regain control. Heroic managed to pick up just two of the ensuing 12 rounds as a stellar defense from Evil Geniuses kept the Danes at bay, with Ethan closing out the half for his side with an AWP quad kill for a 12-3 lead.

Evil Geniuses took the second pistol of the map for themselves, although a force-buy from Heroic gave Casper "cadiaN" Møller and company the chance to post a handful of rounds as they once again attempted to claw back from a deficit. Ethan and tarik refused to concede, however, aiding their side in their final efforts to close out the map 16-7 and force a decider.

Three kills from Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte opened things up on Nuke as Evil Geniuses maintained momentum from their dominant performance on map two, with Ethan and CeRq contributing multi-frags of their own as their team took an 8-1 lead. A fight back from Martin "stavn" Lund and the rest of Heroic towards the end of the half allowed the Danes to win a majority of the remaining rounds in the half, but another two for Evil Geniuses saw the team attain double digits at 10-5 before swapping sides.

stanislaw and tarik combined to net their team another pistol victory, extending their lead to 13-5 before Heroic were able to answer back with a round of their own. With their economy on the brink of collapse, Evil Geniuses responded with pistols, winning the man-for-man trades before Ethan took the round for his side with a 1vs1 victory. CeRq repeated the effort in the following round to grant Evil Geniuses match point, and Heroic were only able to keep themselves in the map for four additional rounds, including an anti-eco ace from cadiaN, before a triple kill from Brehze closed the series, taking one final point for a 16-10 win to set up an all-Americas clash against FURIA in the group's lower bracket final.

Matchpage
2
1
23rd October 2019
17
Inferno
19
16
Overpass
7
16
Nuke
10
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 70 - 49 +21 89.0 1.37
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 70 - 50 +20 79.5 1.27
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 58 - 57 +1 77.6 1.05
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 57 - 52 +5 65.3 1.02
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 54 - 62 -8 84.0 1.02
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 63 - 65 -2 81.3 1.09
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 52 - 53 -1 62.7 1.00
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP 55 - 63 -8 70.7 1.00
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 51 - 63 -12 67.5 0.92
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 49 - 65 -16 65.2 0.84
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
829
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
611
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
966
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
882
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1195
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1006
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
962
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
776
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
4th best danish team almost beating the best NA team...they deserve some respect for sure! Nt heroic!
2019-10-23 21:17
#4
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Turkey i_eat_kebab 
nt
2019-10-23 21:17
Lol, heroic is the 2th best danish team
2019-10-23 21:18
#8
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
2th btw
2019-10-23 21:19
Good job Brass Band!
2019-10-23 22:32
#34
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Bulgaria No_1One 
why you all bully him mens(((
2019-10-23 22:56
2st btw
2019-10-24 08:47
#12
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Romania decis1ve 
2TH lol
2019-10-23 21:22
1rd
2019-10-23 21:27
No they are the 3st rn
2019-10-23 22:19
#67
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
More like 4rd.
2019-10-24 12:12
#6
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United Kingdom Dylan9007 
No where near mate
2019-10-23 21:18
you’re reaching so bad lmao
2019-10-23 21:20
#13
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United States ferric 
More like 2nd best Danish team got destroyed by 2nd best NA team in the 2 maps they didn't win and barely won the first map to begin with... Oh and don't forget that this 2nd best NA team beat the BEST Danish team Astralis twice in a row at the same tournament, in a Bo3 and a Bo5 at different stages of the tournament
2019-10-23 21:23
GH 2-0 Liquid never forget
2019-10-23 21:29
#17
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United States ferric 
I forgot literally a day after it happened because it is a meaningless result.
2019-10-23 21:31
#23
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Lithuania aikaz45 
ye everything that isnt a win is a meaningless result... wow ... eg and liquid sure are meaningless these days
2019-10-23 21:38
#38
kennyS | 
New Zealand INxNITY 
They lost in a elimination match. It was meaningfull
2019-10-23 23:17
Stop ruining NA fans with your delusional comments.
2019-10-24 00:03
#44
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United States ferric 
Yeah, I'm "ruining" NA fans alright.
2019-10-24 00:13
You are ruining yourself with your comments
2019-10-24 05:58
#16
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Albania Edjon 
falling for VeryNiceGuy's bait FeelsWeirdMan
2019-10-23 21:30
#18
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Iceland Anthonin 
Inferiority complex with NA fans. Accepting that your region is not the best in esports will not kill you.
2019-10-23 21:32
#19
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United States ferric 
Sorry bud, NA is the best. Astralis can enjoy the seat for a few weeks while it lasts.
2019-10-23 21:32
#20
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Iceland Anthonin 
We will see that. Meanwhile NA still have only one major :p
2019-10-23 21:33
#22
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United States ferric 
Majors are overrated anyways. Cologne is a more prestigious tournament than any of the last few majors, and Liquid won the grand slam, which required 4 tournaments that are equally as difficult to win as a major.
2019-10-23 21:35
#25
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United States No0bZ57 
IEM Sydney wasn't even close to Berlin/Katowice in terms of difficulty.
2019-10-23 21:43
"Majors are overrated anyways" yeah its a bait
2019-10-23 22:17
#30
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Canada thelegend27 
>majors are overrated yes, the tournament that matters the most because it’s valve sponsored and gets the most viewership... wait. you’re baiting. never mind
2019-10-23 22:34
#49
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United States ferric 
I got a lot of replies without even trying much :)
2019-10-24 02:56
#48
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Denmark Kon10R 
Ask any player, coach or desk how they feel about a Major compared to any other tournament.
2019-10-24 01:33
Ur getting baited so hard
2019-10-24 00:04
#45
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United States ferric 
Don't tell him.
2019-10-24 00:14
#37
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United States FrothaIPBan 
Can’t wait to see my favorite German team play next!!!
2019-10-23 23:03
#40
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Germany killmichi 
BIG is gonna play Astralis tomorrow :) Not expecting a win but just saying ;)
2019-10-24 00:01
#41
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United States FrothaIPBan 
I just hate this user and his Alts
2019-10-24 00:03
#70
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Germany killmichi 
Leave him his two seconds of fame nobody cares about ^^
2019-10-24 18:36
#53
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India TheSuspect812 
2nd best NA team thrashing best Danish team, they deserve respect for sure
2019-10-24 04:00
#54
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India TheSuspect812 
btw they almost lost 2-0, 0/8
2019-10-24 04:01
#2
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Denmark Krybos 
Nice
2019-10-23 21:17
#3
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Turkey i_eat_kebab 
#FaZeUP
2019-10-23 21:17
#7
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Brazil CaioOlive 
sorta easy for turok
2019-10-23 21:19
#9
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United States @FyreCS 
ez
2019-10-23 21:19
#11
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Korea OKOptimistic 
If Ethan gets going watch out world he gonna have ourselves and EG era
2019-10-23 21:20
#21
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United States Stoplight91 
Woooooooooooooooo
2019-10-23 21:33
Stanislaw stop shouting like a plebs please
2019-10-23 21:39
Nice try heroic Very hard bracket :(
2019-10-23 22:12
ohh u can be a fan of frankie! thanks +fan
2019-10-23 22:49
I learnt it few days ago ((:
2019-10-23 22:53
#33
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Lebanon ryBBah 
Hard luck for Top 1 and Top 2 danish teams, they had a good run but it wasn't enough. #Let'sGoEG #NAisTop1 #NACS>EUCS #ContentKingTop1Player
2019-10-23 22:55
Cant see NA at top 1 hmm
2019-10-23 23:01
#36
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Finland Smoonah 
Nahtees realtucks Taricks
2019-10-23 23:02
#39
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Denmark MinorThread 
Campione... of the lower bracket. Intentionally?
2019-10-23 23:58
#46
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United States jay_320 
If Ethan keeps up this form. Basically his 2018 form as an aside. We might be looking at an EG era. Their rifling will be slightly worse then Liquid with a better caller and a good AWPer. Sounds like Astralis actually.
2019-10-24 00:19
#50
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Brazil Karlogaria 
EG are promising but not so consistent. Reasonably fine, as Liquid isn't too
2019-10-24 03:15
a big yes, really promising but sometimes having a really 'off' days on crucial moments. Sometimes their opponents are just being better on those matches that they lost. can only wish them good luck.
2019-10-24 09:42
#47
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Canada Kry^tech 
ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE BM'ING THE DRAMA AND TRASH TALK game actually felt alive, nt to heroic and thank you for feeding into it lmao
2019-10-24 00:40
+1
2019-10-24 03:56
yeah it was a good game with a pulse
2019-10-24 04:04
U like when grown man act like kids?? NA mentality is stupid its turning into COD pro scene where the whole point of being pro is just to talk shit whenever u kill sm1 smh
2019-10-24 06:29
#59
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United States LookitsJrd 
Makes it more entertaining so idgaf
2019-10-24 07:40
#66
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
That's what makes shit fun, enough of the fake ass "sportsmanship" bullshit, let players be themselves and express their personalities more.
2019-10-24 11:00
What u call "fake ass sportsmanship bullshit" is called respect. Being humble in the victory and the loss is what define a great player. If u are a god at the game but toxic af nobody will play with you ((ex:simple flipside/liquid Era) simple had to change he's mentality)) now don't get me wrong everyone is/can be a toxic twat it's really easy to get lost by ur emotions but don't bring ur "express their personalities" bs in here. But I understand why u find it entertaining/fun (as a spectator) I feel you
2019-10-24 17:19
#69
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
Didn't read. Respect is cool, but when you're mad show it instead of hiding it behind a fake "respect"
2019-10-24 17:54
#71
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Canada Kry^tech 
except s1mple was toxic towards his own teammates...? whats ur point? please dont feed into n0things BS bullying ad campaign. you have all the options available to mute other players. just shut it off??? the BMing adds a psycological factor to the game. something youll find in pro sports, players getting into eachothers heads to throw them off the game. I would go as far as to say EG tilted Heroic. and honestly if it was a quieter game, i bet you heroic would have came out ontop.
2019-10-24 19:09
" please dont feed into n0things BS bullying ad campaign. you have all the options available to mute other players. just shut it off???" No clue why u type that to me can u explain ? "except s1mple was toxic towards his own teammates...?" he was toxic in general not just with he's teammate "the BMing adds a psycological factor to the game. something youll find in pro sports,players getting into eachothers heads to throw them off the game." Ik what BM is and " I would go as far as to say EG tilted Heroic." is exactly why BM exist and its a good for pro sports and esport. the "CADIAN WHY ARE YOU HIDING" its good BM but when they start to insults and get disrepectful.. meh..it just look like a bunch of idiots , yes Heroic got tilted bcs of that and i think its a good thing, but u can BM without acting like a douchebag. #69 Fck off.
2019-10-24 19:42
#52
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France KR1MEZ 
both team shouting at each other after winning a round makes it interesting
2019-10-24 03:58
#58
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Bulgaria LorDDemoniC 
CeRq god :)
2019-10-24 07:10
#61
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Norway Napapijri 
Haha, dont flatter yourself, heroic. It was a loong fluke
2019-10-24 08:56
Wish luck the fatty is great sniper
2019-10-24 10:11
I thought after navi heroic would be able to beat such team as eg
2019-10-24 10:23
#65
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
Somehow heroic managed to fluke nuke, but got slam dunked on their pick and on EGs worst map lmao. EZ PZ
2019-10-24 10:58
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