Swole Patrol, EG secure Pro League wins to keep playoff race wide open

Swole Patrol and Evil Geniuses scored wins over FURIA and MIBR, respectively, to keep the ESL Pro League Season 11 North America group standings wide open heading into the final day of play.

A handful of unexpected results and upset wins has left four teams tied at six points apiece as the North American division of ESL Pro League heads into its final day of play.

Evil Geniuses currently reside at the top of the group, having only dropped a single series against Aaron "AZR" Ward and company, while Liquid, 100 Thieves, Swole Patrol, and FURIA all maintain 2-2 records. MIBR are the sole team left with only a single series victory to their name, and require a win against Swole Patrol to have even a chance at edging into the top four.

Swole Patrol were able to add a second win to their tally by defeating FURIA in a two-map series, starting off strong on their own pick of Vertigo with a 6-1 lead before fighting back on the back foot in the second half, winning seven rounds in a row to secure the map win at 16-12. Edgar "MarKE" Maldonado and Austin "Cooper-" Abadir combined to give the Brazilians a tougher time of things on Nuke, racing to an 11-4 lead on the CT side before quickly closing out the series following the side swap, 16-7.

A stellar showing from Brehze net Evil Geniuses a win over MIBR

The bout between Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz's Evil Geniuses and MIBR saw more contention, needing all three maps to determine a victor. A 10-5 lead at the end of their offensive effort was not enough for EG to claim a win on MIBR's map pick of Vertigo, with Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's AWP and multi-kill rounds from Epitacio "TACO" de Melo helping the Brazilians claw back and narrowly edge out a 16-14 victory. A stellar showing from Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte allowed Evil Geniuses to bounce back on Dust2, running up a 9-6 lead at the break before they emerged on top of a battle for control in the second half, leading to a 16-13 map win.

The decider of Inferno initially seemed set to be just as close of a brawl as the first two maps, with the two teams remaining within one round of each other at halftime, but once stanislaw's men took control of the pace on the offense, MIBR were left looking out of sorts. Evil Geniuses continually created openings in MIBR's CT setups to dismantle the Brazilian roster, granting them just a single round on the road to a 16-8 victory.

With just three matches left to play, the group standings look as follows:

The match-ups for the final day of play, scheduled for 22:00 , are the following:

United States Liquid vs. United States Evil Geniuses
Australia 100 Thieves vs. Brazil FURIA
United States Swole Patrol vs. Brazil MIBR

Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1109
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1272
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
547
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
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United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
909
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:
908
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1090
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Austin 'Cooper-' Abadir
Austin 'Cooper-' Abadir
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
529
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.09
#8
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Brazil EnzoAirezZ 
Idk who's worst, MIBR or My neighborhood team
2020-04-03 02:00
There's more chances of the corona virus killing everyone than brazil winning a single tournament.
2020-04-03 02:26
#58
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Greece Graecos 
Ayah so right
2020-04-03 11:10
Corona_3000_kills_kNg_0_kills
2020-04-03 12:49
#71
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Brazil EnzoAirezZ 
Corona in 2 months has more kills than MiBR in 1 year
2020-04-03 19:42
ENZO KKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-04-03 02:36
can mibr still go through the groups?
2020-04-03 02:01
#57
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United States Cesperus 
If they win by an insane margin and EG beat liquid and the 100T and Furia game is a stomp one way so that the round differential allows MIBR to make it
2020-04-03 11:05
#62
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Brazil DinooxP 
Lol no. H2H is the first way to determine who advances, if mibr and furia wins, them both are advancing, it's pretty simple.
2020-04-03 14:44
#72
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United States Cesperus 
My bad, I thought the first tie breaker was rd, but we got a good Brazilian matchup coming up!
2020-04-05 09:02
#10
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Russia AliasNamer 
Brehze was so good at this game. wp
2020-04-03 02:03
Ikr, his CT side was almost perfect, btw, Mibr is growing imo, it's not like they need to disband or something like that, they have a rookie in international CS (Meyern) since he adapt, I think they can really be a top team, at least I hope so
2020-04-03 16:20
mibr 1-3 against decent opposition, lol. BR cs looks doomed.
2020-04-03 02:09
Furia, swole and liquid are going to win, np for free money
2020-04-03 02:12
#25
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United States porcupine2020 
100t>FURIA
2020-04-03 02:25
Unless they choke again lmao
2020-04-03 02:40
#41
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United States porcupine2020 
liquid is a good team lul
2020-04-03 04:18
It's gonna be an interesting game, no doubt.
2020-04-03 14:41
#16
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Hungary subzera 
Made in dogshit lool Mibr disband
2020-04-03 02:15
-TACO +LukeN and we will bouce back.
2020-04-03 02:15
-LuKeN +latto
2020-04-03 02:18
Luken is more experienced, look at meyern, he is suffering to adapt, imagine a guy who have never played outside of Brazil. We need a faster solution, also i heard that latto buyout is one of biggest in Brazil as expensive as Furia's players buyout
2020-04-03 04:26
#63
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Brazil DinooxP 
+1
2020-04-03 14:44
im stupid can someone answer this 4 me. if liquid beat eg tomorrow and swole beat mibr- who tops the group?
2020-04-03 02:26
Idk, if 100T win it would be even worse. Liquid > 100T and maybe EG, 100T > EG and Swole, Swole > Liquid and furia. EG > Furia and Swole Obv if EG win. They top, but idk. I think it would got liquid, 100T, swole
2020-04-03 02:40
#49
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Iran ILOIVE 
I think round differentiation would come into play at that point
2020-04-03 08:02
MIBR & FURIA topkek
2020-04-03 06:26
#46
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Argentina Konigmdq 
#respectmeyern esl..
2020-04-03 07:25
#48
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Brazil serjolaum 
mibr will not make it :(
2020-04-03 07:55
#64
OK | 
Brazil DinooxP 
They will, they just have to beat swole and furia have to beat 100t, so they both will advance.
2020-04-03 14:45
#66
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Europe AlL1n 
Lul some Brazilian soap operas have made you belive in impossible outcomes I guess mibr is not winning lulol.
2020-04-03 15:04
#67
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Brazil DinooxP 
Yeah, I know it's basically impossible, but I have to believe in every little thing, I want Brazil to be great at cs again, so every win counts, and these 2 would be a huge jump from the last form we have been showing.
2020-04-03 15:06
#68
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Europe AlL1n 
To be fair furia deserves to go out of group gl Brazil.
2020-04-03 15:18
#70
OK | 
Brazil DinooxP 
thanks man, we appreciate all the support, small or big :)
2020-04-03 16:44
At least Furia is playing well and can be better, but MIBR have to disband.
2020-04-03 09:48
#59
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Poland friendlySeb 
It's surprising for me to say that, but i think Swole Patrol have been looking the best so far, and the worst one i would most likely choose MIBR, i think they need changes, for me they should do : -TACO -meyern Both of these players doesn't give enough firepower to this team. For replacement i would say that boltz and felps would be a good duo. boltz is the player that have pretty much same roles as TACO, maybe he is a bit more passive, while felps is the kind of starplayer, and i think that if boltz will setup him well, he can be one of the best. So the final roster of MIBR would look as follow : FalleN boltz felps fer kNgV-
2020-04-03 12:30
MiBRwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
2020-04-03 14:55
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