mousesports see off EG to book semi-final spot in Shanghai

mousesports are through to the semi-finals at the CS:GO Asia Championships after moving past Evil Geniuses in a two-map series in the first round of the playoffs.

The European side have set up a semi-final encounter with the surprise package of the tournament, TYLOO, after a convincing victory over the No.2 team in the world. Finn "karrigan" Andersen left Overpass - a map that he tends to outright ban - wide open in the veto and Evil Geniuses played right into his hands as the opening game was a complete demolition job. Nuke was a much closer affair, but mousesports were able to recover from a slow first half with a fine defensive performance.

Evil Geniuses leave Shanghai with their second consecutive top-six finish, but perhaps more worrying was the poor form displayed by Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte, who ended the tournament with a 0.91 rating - his worst on LAN since last year's DreamHack Masters Stockholm. The North Americans will need their star player to step up as they approach the final stretch of the season, with the team having just a couple of days to prepare for their next tournament, the ECS Season 8 Finals, in Arlington.

A trio of USP frags by David "frozen" Čerňanský started what would be a dominant half from mousesports on Overpass. Evil Geniuses surprisingly looked lost and out of place on their map pick and were often caught off-guard by the CTs' calculated aggression, with the scoreline blooming to an 8-1 advantage in favor of karrigan's charges.

mousesports were too hot for EG to handle

The North Americans then finally managed to put together a string of rounds, thanks to key frags from Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov, but the first half remained a one-sided affair as mousesports took an impressive 11 rounds into the break.

More misery was to come for Evil Geniuses, who were run over in the early stages of the second half as mousesports quickly hit map point. Ethan "Ethan" Arnold breathed life back into the game as he rescued EG with a 1v2 clutch, but the North Americans' comeback attempt was thwarted in the 26th round, leaving them to chase a one-map deficit heading into their opponents' map pick.

Evil Geniuses came out on Nuke looking a different side and kept mousesports' players at bay during the early stages of the game with a tight defense. With half-time approaching, things were starting to look desperate for mousesports, but karrigan's side still managed to amass five rounds before a CeRq quad kill with a Scout put EG on double-digits.

Now playing on the offensive side, Evil Geniuses were constantly frustrated as the rounds that they won were few and far between. mousesports kept their cool at all times and won a series of close rounds to shut down any chances of their opponents building any momentum, laying the series to rest in the 29th round to advance to the last-four stage of the tournament.

Matchpage
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Nuke
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 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 41 - 38 +3 78.8 1.10
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 44 - 48 -4 87.7 1.01
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 29 - 41 -12 71.8 0.81
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 31 - 41 -10 53.9 0.79
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 31 - 44 -13 61.1 0.78
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 52 - 34 +18 106.9 1.56
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 44 - 41 +3 89.2 1.21
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 41 - 32 +9 71.3 1.21
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 38 - 32 +6 75.3 1.20
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 36 - 37 -1 71.1 1.05
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
859
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
891
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
783
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1593
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
810
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
GG EZ for mouz! Another tournament and another groupstage exit for EG. I just cant believe how bad americans are at CS, their best team is not able to beat #12 ranked EU team... now imagine how bad EG will be without the SG LOL EU > NA forever
2019-11-23 12:33
#7
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Czech Republic Cuki_ 
F5
2019-11-23 12:34
ez 4 karrigod
2019-11-23 12:42
#47
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
What a roll EG was on, the 1 day era they had will forever be memorized by those heroes
2019-11-23 13:01
TARIK Wooooooooiiiieeeee Woooiiiieeeeeeee Woooooieeeeee Of to the airport
2019-11-23 14:09
#91
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
wat
2019-11-23 14:18
Tarik is trash
2019-11-23 15:14
Disbang
2019-11-23 18:37
#146
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Finland Smoonah 
WOOOOOO back to the airport boys WOOOOOO
2019-11-23 19:04
#123
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United States @FyreCS 
+1 lmfao
2019-11-23 16:19
+++28287e
2019-11-23 14:08
#9
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Czech Republic Xedys 
Eg good but mouz better
2019-11-23 12:34
(JW best)
2019-11-23 12:34
#15
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Poland LeNootNoot 
JW bestest
2019-11-23 12:35
#46
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Bulgaria No_1One 
+1
2019-11-23 12:50
#53
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Netherlands ChrisJsports 
JW bestestest
2019-11-23 12:57
#64
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Czech Republic TECHNICKER 
BenTestest
2019-11-23 13:06
+1
2019-11-23 12:34
#14
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Poland LeNootNoot 
NA CS will forever be garbage, their best team isn't even comparable to almost T2 EU teams.
2019-11-23 12:34
#21
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Germany owjdb 
+1
2019-11-23 12:36
true words
2019-11-23 12:36
And Poland’s best team isn’t better then some random le na mm team
2019-11-23 18:51
#142
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Poland LeNootNoot 
Funny joke man, at least a version of VP has solidified themselves as one of the greatest teams in CSGO's history, can't say the same about NA because all your teams were flukes.
2019-11-23 18:53
Please stfu with this EU vs. NA shit
2019-11-23 12:35
#29
bardi | 
Denmark b-mejsel 
+1
2019-11-23 12:38
#37
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Finland Sorsa 
+1
2019-11-23 12:41
+1000
2019-11-23 12:50
+1
2019-11-23 13:01
#59
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Finland Trashsports_2 
+1 but na cs LUL
2019-11-23 13:03
#60
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
Yeah the NA 1 vessel on Moon vs the EU 1 robot on Venus arguments are stupid Maybe we should have a Everyone vs GER/JPN/Denmark cause you grandparents surrendered in just eight hours. Yikes
2019-11-23 13:04
American brain thinking their wars mean everything and that the rest of the world Cares.
2019-11-23 13:20
Denmark saved their population from Germany and won the war nontheless, meanwhile Americans couldn't even beat Vietnam OMEGALUL
2019-11-23 13:24
america were even scared of Germany, they didnt want any part of the war before Japan attacked them and even then it was Germany who declared war on USA
2019-11-23 13:25
Lmao
2019-11-23 15:21
#112
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Indonesia urutosiar 
Now thats a Y I K E S
2019-11-23 15:36
so danes are basically cucks?
2019-11-23 15:55
If you mean those guys fucking your mom yeah you can call them 'cucks' Maybe use one of your other 20 users to reply next time, loser
2019-11-23 16:28
my mom is not danish wtf
2019-11-23 16:28
But the guys who bangin your mom are danes Don’t be stupid, take use of your brain.
2019-11-25 04:25
wtf i thought only refugees bang my mom, now also danes?
2019-11-25 07:50
In fairness, we weren't even allowed to win. Blame the government for that bunch of stupid bullshit.
2019-11-23 16:37
#133
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
Keep telling yourself that.
2019-11-23 17:42
To win that war = basically nuking Vietnam or committing genocide
2019-11-24 01:39
Considering one of my friend's fathers is a retired general who flew missions during that war, yeah, I can tell you that's EXACTLY what happened. It's also not a secret in the least that the US military knew exactly where to attack, and purposely didn't. Said friend's father corroborated that himself, basically saying that there were plenty of times they had intel on where enemies were but they weren't allowed to do anything. We lost Vietnam entirely because of politics, NOT because we were somehow inferior. It wasn't part of my generation, and I have 0 interest in wars or who won, but history's a hell of a thing.
2019-11-24 06:40
#171
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Germany KamenFD 
history will be always written by winners how they wanted it kek
2019-11-25 09:34
I mean America lost the war, so that history is pretty clear cut. It's silly though, how many fewer people would've died if we'd just not been bureaucratic about it?
2019-11-25 15:21
+1
2019-11-23 15:21
I agree. All the ones commenting on EU and NA cs have half a brain cell
2019-11-24 00:55
+1
2019-11-23 12:39
#39
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India UhddiS 
Its play off tho...
2019-11-23 12:42
#42
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Belgium Garytion 
+1
2019-11-23 12:45
#51
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Indonesia rareguy 
group stage? really?
2019-11-23 12:56
Lol
2019-11-23 13:30
#108
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong void0 
"and another groupstage exit for EG" It was quarter-final, boomer.
2019-11-23 15:21
#150
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Sweden Zupr 
+999
2019-11-23 22:33
#2
oskar | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
ez
2019-11-23 12:33
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2019-11-23 12:33
#4
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Czech Republic Cuki_ 
frozen god, where are u now, haters?
2019-11-23 12:33
NA choke again. Whos suprised?
2019-11-23 12:33
#31
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Albania Flatrryoute17 
Nobody this always happen lulw
2019-11-23 12:39
Gg
2019-11-23 12:34
#8
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Myanmar aligholiz77 
Thanks for putting NA trash back in the garbage.
2019-11-23 12:34
Just saying, your country doesn’t even have a team that’s relevant
2019-11-24 00:55
#156
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Myanmar aligholiz77 
As if your country does lmao. Ropz had to join an international team because Estonia was no scene lol.
2019-11-24 01:49
your too
2019-11-24 01:49
#158
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Myanmar aligholiz77 
How does this kid not get tired of NA tards screaming every single round animal behavior lmao.
2019-11-24 01:52
#12
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France LeDiplomate 
Ez 4 trashsports Thanks God Frozen for carry.
2019-11-23 12:35
EG still jetlagged
2019-11-23 12:34
EG FLUKE
2019-11-23 12:35
#17
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Sweden flippig 
xaxaxa eg...
2019-11-23 12:35
#19
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Turkey mbee 
EZ
2019-11-23 12:35
J E T L A G
2019-11-23 12:35
eg still jetlagged LULW
2019-11-23 12:36
#vamouz
2019-11-23 12:36
jetlagged geniuses omegalul
2019-11-23 12:36
Karrigan with as many frags as EG top fragger ... w00t :D
2019-11-23 12:37
shouldn't be surprising wtf :??????????
2019-11-23 12:51
Its not EG. Its GE aka Groupstage Exit (even though it was quarter).
2019-11-23 12:37
#28
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Denmark Aamand 
Carrygod at 1.21
2019-11-23 12:38
#30
mitsuha | 
China Pengas 
jEt laG?
2019-11-23 12:38
Yeah it's like hours of lag
2019-11-23 13:08
looks like the intended nerf came along with update is working really well, all these new "top teams" who managed to reach up the boards only because of kreig meta lmao
2019-11-23 12:40
they're playing on the old patch fool
2019-11-23 12:46
#52
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Finland JHdash77 
+1 xaxaxaxax
2019-11-23 12:57
o I didn't know that. do you have source? I'm curious
2019-11-23 13:08
It's always the opposite: any event using the new meta will be in the news. Such as the recent one where they say they would but banning the agents.
2019-11-23 13:46
It says in the event schedule article
2019-11-23 15:22
If you didn’t know then don’t comment like a spastic 3rd world kid.
2019-11-24 01:05
expected from bogan red neck who doesnt read the whole conversation and jumps on the bandwagon. dont trash talk like a typical school shooter, who comes from the line of dejected brits that ended up on Australia soil (disclaimer: not everyone) I wasn't dissing on anyone but they decided to do so, yet I respectfully asked for source.
2019-11-24 01:39
Can’t hear you over our 1st world living conditions. Please speak up LUL
2019-11-24 02:05
XDDDDD
2019-11-24 02:06
LUL get wrecked.
2019-11-24 02:09
I'm not rekt, I'm laughing to see you run out of comebacks and resort to brag about something that isn't even in your control - as though you've earned it XDDDDD
2019-11-24 02:15
So you’re basically upset you’re 3rd world?
2019-11-24 02:32
who even said I'm living in india now? did I say it? you just assumed it and I'm merely humoring you. Also I dont fall for 1st world, 3rd world debacle. I've been to many places to this date, it barely matters to me anymore. have a good day mate.
2019-11-24 02:38
Expected response from 3rd world. LUL
2019-11-24 03:16
I thought they switched to new one before playoffs, do you have any source?
2019-11-23 13:12
#78
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Poland Lukovsky 
yeah, they switched to the new update IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TOURNAMENT it's one of the most retarded questions I've seen in a while
2019-11-23 13:27
your fellow polski fool said they're still in the old patch, enlighten him maybe
2019-11-23 13:51
#92
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Poland Lukovsky 
learn to read
2019-11-23 14:19
"they're playing on the old patch fool" said a guy above, maybe you need to learn to read? can you read? are you intellect enough to comprehend? do you want me to translate it to your language so you understand????? DO YOU WANT ME TO FAX THIS THREAD TRANSLATED TO YOU?
2019-11-23 14:29
reading comprehension 0/10 nice punjabi
2019-11-23 15:32
#115
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Singapore Wadufuk 
reading comprehension 0/10 nice punjabi
2019-11-23 15:53
#116
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China zileans 
He was replying to the guy who said “they switched to new patch before playoffs”, learn to read
2019-11-23 15:54
oh ok men, miscommunication I'm sorry. it's not about me learning to read, he need to reply to appropriate post
2019-11-23 16:18
#137
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Poland Lukovsky 
I did reply to the appropriate post. Learn to read you dumb cunt <3
2019-11-23 18:44
#136
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Poland Lukovsky 
you are indeed retarded have a fun life
2019-11-23 18:37
good education, inability to follow the conversation properly is pretty laughable.
2019-11-23 18:44
#140
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Poland Lukovsky 
<3
2019-11-23 18:44
that happened quite a lot back in 2015/16 also I cant watch that tournemant, so I just asked about the source...
2019-11-23 16:15
#138
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Poland Lukovsky 
Really? Can you give me an example of such event? I highly doubt it ever happened
2019-11-23 18:41
I just remember that it happened and everyone went wild in the forums cant remember which event sorry
2019-11-23 19:03
god frozen
2019-11-23 12:40
NA CS xddd
2019-11-23 12:41
That moment when frozen didnt choke
2019-11-23 12:41
#54
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Indonesia rareguy 
we learn everyday
2019-11-23 12:57
#40
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Singapore FallBlade 
gottem
2019-11-23 12:43
#41
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African Union mikecool 
EG out of top 10 plz
2019-11-23 12:44
gonna take awhile, they just won 2 fairly decent events during last 2 months xd
2019-11-23 13:06
brehze forgot to change res before tournament :/
2019-11-23 12:47
Now mouz need to win this event
2019-11-23 12:53
#50
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CIS Beastroo 
How come EG even have an era? They should have not get top1 before because i think that what makes them lose consistent.
2019-11-23 12:55
#55
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Indonesia rareguy 
karrigan not bottomfrag what day is today
2019-11-23 12:58
I understand you asking what day it is, since your memory resets every morning, bitch
2019-11-23 13:00
#71
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Indonesia rareguy 
that's basically everyone
2019-11-23 13:15
No, thats just you and a few other plebs
2019-11-23 13:18
#57
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CIS K666_ 
EG era 2 weeks LUL
2019-11-23 13:01
#63
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Germany Wurstkreatur 
Fluke Geniuses
2019-11-23 13:06
#66
natu | 
Finland misk_ 
Best NA team btw
2019-11-23 13:10
Ez for carry god frozen FrozenW
2019-11-23 13:11
NA getting destroyed by 17 yo kid from Slovakia
2019-11-23 13:12
#70
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Indonesia youdelusional 
Like seeing this kind of picture where people show their emotions fully
2019-11-23 13:14
EG threw the match! They don't want too much Jetlag comming into ECS
2019-11-23 13:26
#77
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Denmark Joshua_saunt 
Ez money gg and thanks mouz
2019-11-23 13:26
Imagine thinking EG are a top5 team OMEGALUL
2019-11-23 13:35
Watching cocky wannabe good player Turok losing and tilting never gets old lmao. EG nUmBeR oNe TeAm lmaoooo
2019-11-23 13:37
Sg nerf already making victims lmao
2019-11-23 14:03
#95
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Serbia Cosa_The_Serb 
This was played on the old patch. NA is just absolutely shit
2019-11-23 14:26
lmao that's sad
2019-11-23 14:58
#88
s1mple | 
Canada roylin 
EG biggest fluke
2019-11-23 14:12
Furia
2019-11-23 17:49
woxic outclasses cerq
2019-11-23 14:14
O v e r - r a t e d.
2019-11-23 14:17
#93
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Turkmenistan EZ4ENCEDENS 
ok boomer
2019-11-23 14:22
cmon Tarik say ' wooooooo ' again LUL
2019-11-23 14:25
#97
zonic | 
Denmark Quientus 
Team E xit G roupstage strikes again !!! LMAO Going to be hilarious watching EG bomb out before play offs in Arlington aswell
2019-11-23 14:30
#98
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Korea SKT_T1_KAFIR 
they are going home together with their dota team from china OMEGALUL
2019-11-23 14:32
#99
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United States theory^ 
EG saving strats for major
2019-11-23 14:36
What strats ??? Team E xit G roupstage has ZERO ! - The absence of having no real strategies is exactly The reason why they cant play on a High level consistently ... “Saving Strats for Major” ... LMAO - as if
2019-11-23 14:57
It's a joke
2019-11-23 15:37
#118
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United States theory^ 
b8'd u m8
2019-11-23 16:04
You rekt him
2019-11-23 21:02
everything checks out only top 1 na is liquid
2019-11-23 17:14
#100
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Indonesia Exodd 
EG probably still feeling jetlagged
2019-11-23 14:51
#103
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Palestine Xpicyy 
NA SO SHIT LOL
2019-11-23 15:01
Ez
2019-11-23 15:23
Frozen Carried Pog
2019-11-23 15:43
#119
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Bulgaria mythr0x 
gg
2019-11-23 16:07
This is literally what happens to EG when brehze doesn't carry them. I love EG, but they rely on brehze too much.
2019-11-23 16:13
Not really, EG rely mainly on The mechanical skills of their players, - so when The players on EG dont play up to their skill ceiling, EG loses, because none on The team has Any strategical insights, whatsoever ... - It should be The coach and igl who should be taking The lead, but both look like deer caught in The headlights ...
2019-11-23 16:31
The mechanical skills are there for the most part, but the frags aren't. 90% of the time when brehze carries, EG wins. They have more than just brehze in terms of players who can frag, but he's the ZyWoo of EG. As for the lack of strategical insights, I agree with that. stanislaw is an okay IGL and can do good for a little while, but then, as most people have seen based off of stan's career, his teams always dip in performance after they have a few good events. I'm not exactly sure what Imapet does lol. Does he actually help with strats for the team?
2019-11-23 16:58
#168
Brehze | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
It makes perfect sense that the quality of the team degrades when the player they aim to set up the most drops the ball.
2019-11-24 10:09
ez 4 carrygod
2019-11-23 16:26
LMFAO EG KKKKKKKKKKKK LIQUID THE ONLY TOP 1 NA
2019-11-23 17:11
Carrygan POG
2019-11-23 17:15
#143
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Denmark Ulver 
"Wooooo!!"
2019-11-23 18:55
#144
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Denmark ba0708 
Expected. EG has been heavily overrated for a while, just like AVANGAR.
2019-11-23 18:56
#147
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Brazil gtaube 
Karrigod
2019-11-23 19:45
What a goddamn joke they were ranked #1, even for such a short time. Shows a few flaws in the hltv ranking system
2019-11-23 20:14
brehze without the op krieg lmao
2019-11-24 08:15
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