Evil Geniuses through to Group A upper bracket final over 100 Thieves

Evil Geniuses have ensured themselves a playoff berth in Odense following a 2-0 victory over 100 Thieves in the Group A upper bracket semi-final.

Evil Geniuses and 100 Thieves entered their first best-of-three bout following wins over fnatic and Heroic, respectively, in their opening matchups. A one-sided scoreline for Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz's side against the Swedes was one that Evil Geniuses emulated as the series against the Australians got underway, locking 100 Thieves out of Mirage for the first eleven rounds despite a number of multi-kills from Justin "jks" Savage.

100 Thieves finally cracked through the EG defense in round 12, adding three to their tally off the back of a 1vs3 clutch from Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas. A pistol win following the side swap, alongside a four-kill round by Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai, allowed 100 Thieves to close the gap by an additional four rounds for a 12-7 scoreline. A comeback was not on the cards however, as Evil Geniuses only conceded one additional round to a quad kill from Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad before closing the map 16-8.

Brehze and company have secured themselves a playoffs berth

Another pistol victory for 100 Thieves kicked off their defensive effort on Nuke, but Tarik "tarik" Celik and Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte combined on a pistol force-buy to put Evil Geniuses back in control. The North American roster held control from there, running up an 8-2 lead before 100 Thieves finally broke through, winning three rounds of their own thanks in part to four frags with an AWP from Gratisfaction. Left with just pistols in their hands, Evil Geniuses were able to once again turn the tides, with Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov finding a quad kill of his own to grant his team a 10-5 lead heading into the side swap.

An early burst on the A site gave 100 Thieves their third pistol round win of the series, seeing them reduce the deficit to 10-8 before EG could reply with a trio of rounds to pull ahead once again. Although 100 Thieves won two to put EG on an eco, a loss to the pistols of Ethan "Ethan" Arnold and tarik swung momentum back into the favour of the North American side to help them close the series with a 16-10 map victory, setting up a clash against Natus Vincere for a spot in the semi-finals.

 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 44 - 31 +13 91.3 1.32
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 40 - 28 +12 89.1 1.27
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 37 - 32 +5 76.7 1.18
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 35 - 34 +1 75.8 1.15
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 36 - 31 +5 80.4 1.14
 100 Thieves K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 39 - 36 +3 74.8 1.10
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 29 - 37 -8 74.8 0.89
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 28 - 39 -11 70.1 0.86
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 27 - 40 -13 72.2 0.83
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 33 - 41 -8 63.4 0.81
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
862
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1219
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
799
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
852
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:
880
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
669
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
898
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1029
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
705
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
#1
keev | 
Germany Adenauer 
Faze vs. 100T next? Lets go Faze!
2019-12-03 21:53
100T will win
2019-12-03 21:54
FaZe gewinnt
2019-12-03 23:04
#19
keev | 
Germany Adenauer 
Ja.
2019-12-03 23:06
#12
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France LeDiplomate 
Evil Kriegs vs 100 Kriegs Krieg wins.
2019-12-03 21:57
#2
United Kingdom Res0 
no the ladies
2019-12-03 21:54
Imagine being the complete cretin loser who thought fnatic would beat EG...
2019-12-03 22:03
#3
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
OmG j(E)t La(G) gOt LuCkY AgAiN fLuKe TeAm LuL eKsDeE
2019-12-03 21:55
e S s K E e T i T
2019-12-04 02:37
#25
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Poland rude_wredne 
what means esketit mens?((
2019-12-04 14:18
#5
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Faze v 100t for elimination is exciting and scary.
2019-12-03 21:55
#15
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United States EUIRRELEVANT 
yeah but its not elimination
2019-12-03 22:05
It's lower bracket so it's elimination
2019-12-04 05:51
#7
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Australia Lon3wolf12 
Rip guys. 100T jet lagged.
2019-12-03 21:55
#9
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Canada ZHF 
No jetlag today.
2019-12-03 21:56
#11
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United States jay_320 
EG look put back together. Good on Stan for getting his team ready in such a short period of time. Guy doesn't get much credit around here so credit where it's due. 100T aren't a slouch team.
2019-12-03 21:56
#16
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Well, this is HLTV after all... it's much easier making fun of teams/players, rather than give credit where it's due. EG made it to top4 at ECS, and that's with losing 2-1 to Astralis, if they were on the other side of the bracket, they could've reached the final at the least. But still, people considered top4 a bad (?) result for some reason. Go figure...
2019-12-03 22:22
#26
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Poland rude_wredne 
hltv/cs;go scene is swarmed by lil 12 years old kids who think that only first place is good. Anything else is "trash" or "garbage". Even if the grand finals would be head to head, second team is still "garbage". These people are the loudest so thats why you see it the most :(
2019-12-04 14:20
#27
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Well said.
2019-12-04 14:30
ez for tarik
2019-12-03 22:05
What a comeback by Gratisfaction :O He was 0-12 if i remember it correctly and 0!!! ADR after 11! Rounds, and then topping the scoreboard? Wow
2019-12-03 22:41
SO EZ FOR THE BEST NA TEAM (EG)
2019-12-03 23:21
#21
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Taiwan Himeii 
clapped
2019-12-03 23:32
#24
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Germany misterE 
gtfo everyone who said tarik and stanis need to get kicked.
2019-12-04 11:42
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