100 Thieves eliminate Evil Geniuses; mousesports breeze past MAD Lions in Katowice

100 Thieves and mousesports will face off for a spot in the playoffs after defeating Evil Geniuses and MAD Lions, respectively.

The bloodbath in Katowice continued on day four, as teams from the top 11 of the rankings faced do or die situations in the lower bracket semi-finals of Group B. The opening series of the day featured two face-offs, one between 100 Thieves and Evil Geniuses, a nemesis match-up that stems from a long way back. The Australian squad has experienced immense issues facing Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz and company not only in the recent past but historically, as the core has yet not been able to defeat the Evil Geniuses core on LAN since April 2019 at ESL Pro League Season 9 Americas.

The grudge match kicked off on Inferno, where 100 Thieves put up a solid offense, later dropping the ball on the CT side to concede their map pick to the match-up favorites. The Aussies made up for shortcomings on the CT side of Nuke, however, as the team managed to claw the second map in close fashion, pushing the series to Dust2. It was here that 100 Thieves finally managed to bring down their kryptonite opponents after a back-and-forth initial half was followed by T-side dominance.

jkaem's 1.22 series rating was crucial in the monumental victory over EG

The series commenced on Inferno, picked by 100 Thieves. The Aussies looked energetic, as a fruitful pistol round was followed up with a string of successes on the T side, establishing a crucial early lead. Multi-frags galore as Evil Geniuses saved up finances for full buys, and shortly after an initial conversion, the Americans bridged the gap to a two-round discrepancy. Despite their opponents' attempt at a comeback, 100 Thieves remained focused, concluding the initial half with a solid 10-5 surplus.

Evil Geniuses could not be denied on the offensive, however, as a productive pistol round saw follow-up in the form of six consecutive rounds, totally eliminating the safety pillow 100 Thieves had established prior. Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad and Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai's efforts added a conversion to 100 Thieves' tally, but the pursuit lacked longevity, as the offensive persisted past two round upsets, securing a 16-12 victory on their opponents' map pick.

stanislaw brought the heat on Inferno with a 1.42 rating

With everything on the line, 100 Thieves picked up the pace going into Nuke's CT side, as the first pistol went their way, and despite two momentum upsets against rifles, Justin "jks" Savage and company accrued rounds in handfuls. The Aussies let but an additional round slip, as Aaron "AZR" Ward demonstrated solid form, topping the scoreboard going into the second half at 12-3.

Evil Geniuses were not about to let their map pick slip, as their CT-side showing commenced with a successful pistol opener. The defense followed up with four consecutive conversions, after which jkaem and AZR ensured their team's first T round. After a back-and-forth, that very nearly saw the two teams equalize, outstanding performances from AZR and jkaem denied a brief conclusion to the series, as 100 Thieves exchanged map picks at 16-12.

liazz's CT-side play ensured a competitive initial half on Dust2

It all came down to Dust2, where 100 Thieves' CT side got off to a solid start with a pistol round victory plus one. Both rounds saw the bomb planted, however, which allowed the offense a foot into the map. stanislaw and company didn't shy away from the action and took matters into their hands by assuming a seven-round lead. Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas leveled the footing with a triple kill, and created an opening for his squad, which ultimately kept the Aussies competitive on the map at 7-8.

100 Thieves found consistency on the T side, as a consecutive pistol round established early momentum, a factor that paid dividends in the long-run. Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte attempted to stop the Australian offense in their tracks with a triple kill that secured Evil Geniuses their first round, but the Ts kept pushing, stopped two rounds short of series point. An ace from stanislaw and another triple from Brehze kept the CTs afloat, but a quirky B hit from the Aussies meant the end of the series at 16-12.

Matchpage
2
1
27th February 2020
12
Inferno
16
16
Nuke
12
16
Dust2
12
 100 Thieves K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 64 - 51 +13 79.0 1.22
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 63 - 50 +13 77.2 1.16
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 54 - 57 -3 70.6 1.02
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 48 - 50 -2 64.2 0.99
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 50 - 54 -4 70.5 0.96
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 56 - 52 +4 72.7 1.12
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 55 - 54 +1 75.1 1.09
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 53 - 58 -5 77.7 1.03
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 53 - 57 -4 66.2 0.94
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 45 - 58 -13 60.2 0.93

On the B stream, a clash between Danish masterminds Finn "karrigan" Andersen and Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen took place, kicking off on Train. mousesports opened with a strong CT pistol, where David "frozen" Čerňanský and Özgür "woxic" Eker asserted dominance with USPs. The international mix didn't stop their assault until a seven-round surplus was reached, and after minimal damage from MAD Lions in the form of two conversions, the CTs concluded the half on a 13-2 note.

A consecutive pistol round ensured map point for mousesports, but Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen interfered with the Ts plan for a brief close with a triple kill. This created an opening for the Danes to get a foot in the game, and they did not squander the opportunity by stringing five back-to-back rounds. Unfortunately, the deficit was too heavy a burden, as a successful pistol buy for mousesports concluded the map at 16-8.

woxic's AWPing ensured a quick conclusion to the series

Dust2 was next on the agenda, and while MAD Lions had a solid start in the form of a CT-side pistol victory, a bomb plant meant an upper hand for mousesports in the follower. The rifle upset didn't yield karrigan and company any long-term results, as the defense managed to claw things back in their hands early on. Once things had stabilized for the Ts, it was the mousesports show all the way to a lop-sided 11-4 half. The international mix didn't give their opponents a single inch on the defense, as a second pistol round went their way, alongside the four following rounds, concluding the map and series at 16-4.

Matchpage
0
2
27th February 2020
8
Train
16
4
Dust2
16
 MAD Lions K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' AndersenBubzkji 38 - 37 +1 101.0 1.15
Denmark Fredrik 'roeJ' JørgensenroeJ 30 - 37 -7 80.5 0.85
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Becksjuush 25 - 35 -10 59.9 0.73
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' GyldstrandacoR 17 - 38 -21 39.7 0.50
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' PetersenHUNDEN 12 - 40 -28 39.1 0.42
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 43 - 22 +21 99.6 1.65
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 40 - 23 +17 103.7 1.48
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 42 - 25 +17 86.8 1.47
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 32 - 25 +7 78.5 1.22
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 30 - 28 +2 76.0 1.14
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
814
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
690
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1624
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
881
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
891
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
695
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
924
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1062
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
810
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
NA so bad at CS LMAO cya Fluke Geniuses feels so good to see them lose
2020-02-27 16:04
Ez for 100T 😎😎😎
2020-02-27 16:05
Evil Moron
2020-02-27 16:06
Still Thorin will say EG top 3 rofl
2020-02-27 17:04
mouz will destroy them btw
2020-02-27 16:05
#88
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Australia 100T_TOP_100 
xD
2020-02-27 23:52
#92
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New Zealand Iuca5 
hmmmm
2020-02-28 01:01
Evil idiot
2020-02-27 16:07
#34
ropz | 
Spain JLenny47 
Wouldn't it have made you feel better if mouz beat them? its not like eg has any chance against them
2020-02-27 16:14
#54
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Canada herocoolzzz 
Cerq -> Bulgarian = EU Tarik -> Turk = EU Stanislaw -> Polish = EU Ethan -> German = EU Brehze -> Filipino = Asian EG = EU
2020-02-27 16:37
Well, A lot of people in the US are descended by Europeans.....
2020-02-27 16:45
#61
pronax | 
Hungary Gombi_ 
Everyone in America is descended form other parts of the world except for natives.
2020-02-27 16:57
EXACTLY.
2020-02-27 18:02
#77
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Germany AlmightyLou 
+ motherfuggin 1
2020-02-27 19:51
so you are also fan of european team?
2020-02-27 17:26
#72
Denmark _GG_ 
Before when EU fans made that claim, people like you said 'nah bruh they NA'. Now you fucking reject them and say they're EU, what a fucking two-faced bitch you are. You can't even stick to your own arguments now, can you?
2020-02-27 17:34
Turk > EU Canada education omegalul
2020-02-27 18:03
#80
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Germany AlmightyLou 
Prob fakeflagging, disgrace to Canadian education kekw
2020-02-27 19:58
Yeah , I agree
2020-02-27 20:47
#2
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Europe Inhabitant 
NA OMEgALUL
2020-02-27 16:05
#23
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Armenia TiBoN29 
Liquid will secure his 3-4th spot minimum
2020-02-27 16:08
#47
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
Kenny will make 'em regret ever flying to Poland to begin with.
2020-02-27 16:30
#67
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Armenia TiBoN29 
NiP fan hmmm
2020-02-27 17:15
#78
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
Told ya.
2020-02-27 19:52
+1
2020-02-27 17:58
#79
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
ez4kenny
2020-02-27 19:53
UK, US, SA, NA, CIS CS XAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA EZ FOR BIG!
2020-02-27 16:05
#6
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Netherlands Sem0733 
Same comment every day. -1.
2020-02-27 16:05
+1
2020-02-27 16:07
#11
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Netherlands HeaX16 
-1
2020-02-27 16:06
Such a dumb troll
2020-02-27 17:02
#8
daps | 
North America JC_123 
DISBAND SEND BREHZE AND OR CERQ TO GEN. G
2020-02-27 16:06
Nah gen.g will get a lot better, daps doesn’t need snakes.
2020-02-28 01:41
#9
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Romania Cuntstantin 
GGWP 100t
2020-02-27 16:06
#10
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Russia nobody_cars 
NA CS LUL
2020-02-27 16:06
#12
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Australia Clariko 
YTB! Let's go! Nice try EG, thanks for the match.
2020-02-27 16:07
ez 4 eu god jkaem, NA so bad lmao
2020-02-27 16:07
#14
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United States Killerhawk 
Damn Eg vs Mousesports, didnt know that won still
2020-02-27 16:07
i think EG is out.
2020-02-27 17:20
They ff'd to not get 16-0 :)
2020-02-27 18:31
#16
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Norway PeteZz 
Ez for godkaem and the BOYS
2020-02-27 16:07
#18
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Finland Smoonah 
ExcusesGalore
2020-02-27 16:07
IMAPET: "I THINK ALL THE CARDS ARE IN OUR FAVOR THIS TIME, LIQUID SHOULD WATCH OUT"
2020-02-27 16:08
kkkkkkkkkkkk EG so bad and arrogant
2020-02-27 16:52
#21
KQLY | 
Australia Y100TB 
EZ
2020-02-27 16:08
#22
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
Wat doink EG
2020-02-27 16:08
Just show how bad the HLTV ranking really are. EG is trash and always will be. Most fake #1 ever.
2020-02-27 16:09
in all momentum rankings EG was Top1 dude only few weeks, not injustice at all
2020-02-27 16:34
#25
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Korea thr33o 
100Thieves really coming in clutch. Let's go!!
2020-02-27 16:09
EG most overrated. They havent done anything since there very short run.
2020-02-27 16:09
Always a good day when cúnts like Tarik go out. Thanks
2020-02-27 16:09
#38
COCAINE | 
Hungary Glng 
+1, same goes for Stan
2020-02-27 16:17
#46
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
+1
2020-02-27 16:30
+1 fuck turok
2020-02-27 16:53
#28
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France brunky 
HUNDEN: "I saw a lot of weaknesses from pretty much all the teams at BLAST Premier" like he has no aim? "god hunden" saw mistakes but cant make 5rounds on d2 :/
2020-02-27 16:10
well mouz wasnt in blast premier so probably not the team he was talking about lol
2020-02-27 16:42
#83
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China Rynaki 
Mouz only won because GOD HUNDEN couldn't analyze their weaknesses because they weren't in Blast premier :(
2020-02-27 21:37
true G2 should consider themselves lucky they beat mouz and dodged the god himself
2020-02-27 21:39
But every other team saw the weakness in Mad lions, the most known name of it is "Hunden"
2020-02-27 17:19
? GOD HUNDEN is one of if not the most skilled cs players of all time, they have to shoot him with horse tranquilizer before every match to keep it fair for the opponents otherwise he would ace every round, thanks god he was drugged out once again in this game against mouz, gg thanks MAD Lions for playing it fair
2020-02-27 17:28
Nice
2020-02-27 16:10
#30
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Ukraine McSwell 
EG are so overrated...
2020-02-27 16:11
eg is so bad lmfao how were they ever better than liquid brehze is not even 25% as good as elige, can’t hold a 1.0+ rating vs 100t xaxaxaxaxaxa
2020-02-27 16:11
#32
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
Happy to see EG out. Even better 100T did it. Happy to see grat step up. WD
2020-02-27 16:12
#33
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World Beard43 
#YTB woooh! GGWP close game. GL vs Mouz, this will be a tough one!
2020-02-27 16:12
#48
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Feelsbad both are my fav teams :<
2020-02-27 16:32
#53
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World Beard43 
+1 lol I'll be cheering for 100T though, but I wanted Mouz to win the tournament and I think they should win this. I'll still be glad for 100T, they played really well against EG and being beaten by Mouz is nothing to be ashamed of.
2020-02-27 16:36
#58
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Singapore Wadufuk 
+1
2020-02-27 16:52
Bruh who do I even go for
2020-02-27 21:43
#86
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World Beard43 
THIEVES!
2020-02-27 23:44
my sleep was fucked but it was so worth it, epic game :D
2020-02-28 00:30
#91
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World Beard43 
For sure! I woke up early and realised the game had been delayed so that was a huge bonus!
2020-02-28 00:42
Someone needs to make sure ImAPet is kept away from interviews and social media next tournament, man is a walking jinx
2020-02-27 16:14
#43
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
And Tarik.. and Trump.. seems to be an American thing to talk a big game to everyone. EG seemed cool when they won ESL NY but seeing them after it just became clear they're wankers. I'm now happy whenever they lose.
2020-02-27 16:27
wasted spot
2020-02-27 16:14
I hope that Frozen is awake now, with him Mousesports is top3 and a serious contender for title, but if he is absent then its gg for other team.
2020-02-27 16:17
ImAPet - Liquid should watch out Lost to 100T and out of the Tournament Pet for a reason
2020-02-27 16:18
#40
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
What a disgrace EG...
2020-02-27 16:18
#41
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Hungary Shiron212 
Good job 100T, rip Mad Lions
2020-02-27 16:23
#42
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
Our IGL outfragged brehze and had a higher rating. Guess I'm scraping those brehze stickers. 100ts mum beat you up lol
2020-02-27 16:24
making the two na teams play each other in upper bracket meanwhile 2 aus teams are always in diff groups hmm
2020-02-27 16:26
#45
shox | 
India iejesus 
Azr had 50 kills lmao
2020-02-27 16:29
#50
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
*63 kills
2020-02-27 16:34
#51
shox | 
India iejesus 
Over 50* i cant even believe those numbers ffs
2020-02-27 16:35
#52
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Indonesia youdelusional 
What happened with GOD HUNDEN? Thought he knew all their weaknesses :(
2020-02-27 16:35
Hunden's teams will aways be tier2, no matter what. This team is even worse, group of chokers.
2020-02-27 16:45
#64
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Argentina XaiDN 
GODHUNDEN CANT CARRY :(
2020-02-27 17:06
#65
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Indonesia Exodd 
This is what happens when u talk shit too much
2020-02-27 17:08
#66
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
something needs to change around eg.. the slump is real.
2020-02-27 17:12
"...a clash between Danish masterminds Finn "karrigan" Andersen and Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen took place... " Hunden, HLTV Confirmed Mastermind.
2020-02-27 21:05
#87
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United States EUIRRELEVANT 
THANK GOD FLUKESHITSPORTS LOST
2020-02-27 23:46
#89
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United States Fin4life 
hunden and team are a joke...12-40...LOL...
2020-02-28 00:04
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