100 Thieves, Swole Patrol eliminated as Pro League group reaches end

Liquid and Evil Geniuses have topped the ESL Pro League Season 11 North America group stage, earning spots in the upper bracket of the double-elimination playoffs, while FURIA and MIBR will face off in the lower bracket after securing wins in their final group stage matches.

The Brazilian duo of FURIA and MIBR scored wins over 100 Thieves and Swole Patrol, respectively, to secure spots in the playoffs, where they will start their run in the lower bracket. In the final match of the group stage, Liquid were able to prevail in a three-map series against Evil Geniuses, with the two sides now set to face each other again in the upper bracket.

EliGE ended the series against EG with 90 kills to his name

Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's MIBR earned their second victory of ESL Pro League in a two-map series against Swole Patrol, claiming wins on Vertigo and Inferno. Solid performances from Edgar "MarKE" Maldonado and Austin "Cooper-" Abadir helped Swole Patrol garner nine rounds by the end of their offensive effort on Vertigo, but once MIBR swapped to their own T side, Fernando "fer" Alvarenga and Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe reigned supreme as the Brazilians only conceded three additional rounds on the road to a 16-12 map win.

MIBR maintained momentum as their own pick of Inferno got underway, battering Swole Patrol's defenses to take an 11-4 lead at the break. A pistol round win following the side swap sealed the fate of the American roster as MIBR left them no opportunity to get back into the series, closing out the map shortly afterward.

 Swole Patrol K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Victor 'food' Wongfood 34 - 38 -4 77.2 0.95
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' MaldonadoMarKE 24 - 35 -11 79.4 0.94
United States Austin 'Cooper-' AbadirCooper- 29 - 40 -11 64.5 0.79
United States Jordan 'Zellsis' MontemurroZellsis 27 - 35 -8 61.6 0.75
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid 24 - 37 -13 57.6 0.73
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 47 - 25 +22 104.4 1.63
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 40 - 23 +17 82.7 1.37
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyermeyern 35 - 32 +3 77.6 1.18
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 30 - 31 -1 78.6 1.10
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV- 33 - 28 +5 61.1 1.08

Meanwhile, FURIA and 100 Thieves clashed in a bout to determine which team would add a third win to their tally, and book their spot in the playoffs. The two teams traded map picks, with Andrei "arT" Piovezan's men dominating the Australians 16-4 on Mirage and 100 Thieves replying with a one-sided scoreline of their own, claiming their pick of Vertigo 16-5 to force a third map.

FURIA looked to be out of sorts on Nuke as, after taking the first two rounds of the map, a resurgence from 100 Thieves allowed Aaron "AZR" Ward's men to assume control with a 10-5 scoreline as they swapped to the defense. A pistol win to kick off the second half put 100 Thieves in position to make short work of the final map of the series, but a force-buy from FURIA swung momentum into their favour to give the Brazilian squad a fighting chance. From there, Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato and company were unrelenting, picking 100 Thieves apart as they only gave up one additional round en route to a 16-12 victory.

 100 Thieves K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 50 - 50 0 73.4 1.03
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 42 - 41 +1 71.2 1.03
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 40 - 45 -5 72.6 0.97
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 41 - 50 -9 77.6 0.97
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 41 - 50 -9 62.4 0.93
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 53 - 36 +17 86.9 1.34
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 43 - 39 +4 79.0 1.19
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 51 - 53 -2 80.0 1.07
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 49 - 48 +1 72.4 1.07
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 39 - 38 +1 55.8 0.95

The second series to go the distance was a domestic clash between Liquid and Evil Geniuses, with the victor ensuring their spot at the top of the group. Liquid seemed set to make short work of their pick of Dust2 as, after clinching a 9-6 lead at halftime, a pistol win in the second half helped them pull ahead 14-7. EG refused to concede, however, fighting back by claiming nine rounds in a row to steal away Liquid's pick.

Another 9-6 lead at the break went Liquid's way on Nuke, although this time it was EG who won the second half pistol to briefly gain the upper hand. Once Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski's side had rifles in their hands, however, they quickly took control, fighting to take a 14-8 lead. EG made an effort to mirror their comeback on Dust2, fighting back to sit upon 13 rounds, but Keith "NAF" Markovic was not to be denied as he secured a 1vs3 clutch to help his side edge out the win and force an Inferno decider.

Evil Geniuses put Liquid on the back foot as Inferno got underway, managing to post an 8-1 lead on the CT side. A quad kill from Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken helped Liquid get back into the map, with the team winning all but one of the ensuing 13 rounds to pick up a 13-9 lead. A heated battle late into the second half saw EG force overtime, but it wasn't until a second overtime got underway that Liquid managed to put an end to the series, closing out the map 22-19.

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 90 - 64 +26 96.5 1.37
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 76 - 65 +11 81.4 1.23
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 68 - 58 +10 80.2 1.15
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 55 - 74 -19 66.7 0.91
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 60 - 68 -8 57.4 0.88
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 86 - 68 +18 80.5 1.20
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 71 - 63 +8 74.0 1.11
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 61 - 73 -12 72.8 0.92
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 52 - 76 -24 67.1 0.91
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 57 - 71 -14 66.1 0.84

The final standings for the ESL Pro League Season 11 North America group stage look as follows:

The match-ups for the playoff stage are the following:

Upper bracket: United States Liquid vs. United States Evil Geniuses
Lower bracket: Brazil FURIA vs. Brazil MIBR

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1268
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
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
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1229
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
649
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
623
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
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
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
546
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.57
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
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1259
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1015
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
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
#2
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Japan boysdontcry 
grats to mibr and furia for making it into the playoffs, br cs is back
2020-04-04 02:27
#19
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Europe AlL1n 
So funny both bearley made it and now Brazilians will make Cs national sport LUL.
2020-04-04 02:33
cry is free
2020-04-04 03:26
cry is free
2020-04-04 03:27
Cry_is_free
2020-04-04 10:29
Mibr barely made it, furia did good
2020-04-04 12:09
still barely made it. were losing 12-5 on t side nuke 3rd map. they would drop if they lost so was very close
2020-04-04 12:33
#102
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Brazil gustdc 
Bearly
2020-04-04 16:33
mibr
2020-04-04 02:27
100T KEKW
2020-04-04 02:28
#9
jks | 
Mongolia Kkura 
I blame gratisfaction
2020-04-04 02:28
nt godisfaction top frag
2020-04-04 02:31
i mean you know something is seriously wrong when gratisfaction is top fragging kekw
2020-04-04 05:07
#108
jks | 
Mongolia Kkura 
Just because he played 1 or 2 map decent doesn't make him good
2020-04-04 18:12
OK.
2020-04-04 20:47
I dont get it Casters said mibr need eg to win , but liquid won and they still through ?
2020-04-04 11:03
The caster sad shit, i think he sad that to the brazillians stay at his live
2020-04-04 14:53
yep, dont get me wrong i wanted mibr to advance too, but its just weird lul
2020-04-04 15:20
#105
NiKo | 
Pakistan hawrU 
They made it coz casters didnt expect 100t to lost And 100t loss and mibr having more round difference makes mibr a better standing
2020-04-04 17:24
#97
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Armenia TiBoN29 
Cmon respect bro its online
2020-04-04 14:38
#8
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Russia Glihhh 
EZ4MIBR
2020-04-04 02:28
Gj Bra71l
2020-04-04 02:28
thanks i guess lol
2020-04-04 04:38
swole pa WHO!?
2020-04-04 02:28
#14
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Portugal R4nger)( 
BR CS LETS GO
2020-04-04 02:29
elige vs brehze
2020-04-04 02:31
They are both exceptional players, The hype is real by the second fight!
2020-04-04 03:52
OMG NICE PLAY OFFS #1 NA vs #2 NA and #1 world vs #2 world
2020-04-04 02:34
#30
kNgV- | 
Brazil GuGa62 
+1
2020-04-04 02:50
If Brazil is the 'world' for you, then yes else you need a doctor
2020-04-04 06:58
#21
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Brazil Karlogaria 
MIBR and FURIA poggers, nice to see them going further
2020-04-04 02:36
ez
2020-04-04 02:39
KSCERATO and fer are gods
2020-04-04 02:40
have to agree
2020-04-04 02:41
#24
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Switzerland x676 
Totally undeserved for Mibr
2020-04-04 02:40
#29
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Brazil Projectrv 
why not? 2x0 100thieves 2x0 swole patrol 1x2 furia 1x2 eg
2020-04-04 02:46
cry is free
2020-04-04 03:27
Totally deserved, they 2-0ed the guys below them
2020-04-04 03:38
meyern's "boludo" played very well too
2020-04-04 02:44
#27
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Brazil hugoooo 
Man... gAuLeS will break records in this all-Brazilian elimination bo3.
2020-04-04 02:44
#38
pinto | 
Brazil GrilO_O 
156k viewers, i was there!
2020-04-04 03:10
#41
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Brazil hugoooo 
There will be way more this time, I think
2020-04-04 03:18
#50
pinto | 
Brazil GrilO_O 
POGGERS
2020-04-04 03:45
#31
flusha | 
India kholwal 
Why didn't 100T able to make playoffs?
2020-04-04 02:50
Stupid h2h rule
2020-04-04 02:54
#37
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Brazil Elakk 
SiNcE mY tEaM gOt eLImiNAteD tHeN tHe RuLe Is StUpId
2020-04-04 03:08
100T played better overall, thus the RD Therefore 100T should go thru
2020-04-04 03:45
#56
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Brazil lilmonkey 
mibr 2x0 100kriegs cry is free
2020-04-04 04:18
Vamos MIBR!
2020-04-04 04:22
100T are embarrassingly bad and deserved not to go through
2020-04-04 05:24
They lost to both teams, why should they go through?
2020-04-04 05:58
#68
arT | 
Brazil Maujubudo 
"better overall" nt 100JEITO
2020-04-04 06:16
-21, 4 LUL
2020-04-04 06:46
#63
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Perfect statement
2020-04-04 05:13
What's the h2h rule
2020-04-04 07:00
I think it's bc of map difference edit: other guy said h2h so idk
2020-04-04 03:00
Bye bye 100T
2020-04-04 03:00
VAMOS BRAZIL
2020-04-04 03:05
#36
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Brazil Kacas 
Brazi)llllll
2020-04-04 03:06
EZ for caça rato
2020-04-04 03:16
#42
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Sweden Velocityyy 
VAMOS
2020-04-04 03:18
#43
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Australia Chereska 
Classic hltv, baiting all the Australians into thinking 100T made it because of round difference, then for us to find out its based on h2h.
2020-04-04 03:20
we already knew this
2020-04-04 05:11
#103
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Australia Chereska 
So why put round difference on the match page?
2020-04-04 16:56
#107
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Argentina Dajdaj 
Yeah, they should not put the round difference
2020-04-04 17:59
#49
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United States Massacrejr 
COOPER-: "ONCE WE PICKED UP ZELLSIS WE FELT AN ALMOST IMMEDIATE BOOST IN PERFORMANCE AND TEAMWORK"
2020-04-04 03:43
#53
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Brazil 3nzow 
LETS GO MIBR, CHAMPIONS ON THE FLASHPOINT AND ESL LEAGUE!
2020-04-04 03:53
#54
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Hungary subzera 
h2h is retarded. mibr is 2-3 with -21 rounds. why the hell should they advance. prob just because br viewers are more valuable than australian viewers
2020-04-04 04:06
#55
fnx | 
Europe Taehyung 
ye stfu
2020-04-04 04:16
Mibr also won more maps than 100t and SP, seems fair tbh
2020-04-04 18:51
because they won more maps overall AND 2:0'd both teams below them, why should the others advance?
2020-04-05 02:05
Why four team qualfying?
2020-04-04 04:47
#67
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Brazil parrud0www 
The rounds difference of MIBR is the worst of all teams, how they qualified?
2020-04-04 06:00
#73
fnx | 
Brazil nneark 
direct confrontation
2020-04-04 07:43
#101
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Brazil parrud0www 
Can u explain me? Pode ser em br
2020-04-04 15:25
#106
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Brazil erfur 
Primeira regra de desempate é o confronto direto... Mibr ganhou da Swole Patrol e 100T portanto a mibr ficou na frente
2020-04-04 17:31
#117
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Brazil parrud0www 
Entendi! É sempre assim nesses campeonatos q vale pontos?
2020-04-06 14:57
Mafia
2020-04-04 07:52
#100
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Brazil parrud0www 
Hahaha
2020-04-04 15:24
wtf
2020-04-04 07:33
100T OVERRATED
2020-04-04 07:50
#76
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World Beard43 
Poor form from the boys, didn't deserve it at all this time. Jkaem was worse than a bot on Nuke. I don't have any issues with a loss or elimination, but this was weak as piss. Hope they can pull their heads in before the road to Rio.
2020-04-04 08:35
#77
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Australia aussie_billy 
disappointing
2020-04-04 08:46
#79
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African Union mikecool 
FeelsBadMan the team is playing mediocre at best. Still so many things to fix up and improve upon.
2020-04-04 09:27
Easy for Kscerato! The CR7 of CSGo
2020-04-04 10:12
#85
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Ukraine ksay 
of course the team with underserved spot wins gl mibr
2020-04-04 12:10
Undeserved spot? Who deserves more than mibr?
2020-04-04 12:20
#88
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Ukraine ksay 
someone who isn't playing at flashpoint
2020-04-04 12:34
What the fuck have to do that with deserving a spot in the playoffs? Are u retarded?
2020-04-04 13:39
#94
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Ukraine ksay 
where did i say undeserved spot in the playoffs? are you retarded? isn't it obvious that i am talking about UNDESERVED SPOT IN THE PRO LEAGUE
2020-04-04 14:00
Why MIBR wouldn't deserved a spot in the Pro League? Which team deserves it more than them?
2020-04-05 02:37
#114
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Ukraine ksay 
they ended up here only because of their org and br viewers other teams had to choose between flashpoint and pro league that's undeserved to me
2020-04-05 11:01
#89
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Poland friendlySeb 
Liquid deserved 1st place. They played very well. Really dissapointed that Swole Patrol didn't make it through, they played great. While 100 Thieves are playing really weak atm. They need more firepower. For me they need to find new youngstar AWPer to replace Gratisfaction. For me -Gratisfaction +Sico would be perfect. That would leave them with : AZR Liazz jkaem jks Sico This is the lineup that would be solid TOP 10 for me.
2020-04-04 12:41
#90
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Norway zaiiK 
how did mibr go through over 100thieves? they had -21 or something in RD while 100T had 7?
2020-04-04 13:12
Head to head, MIBR won against SP and 100T.
2020-04-04 13:40
#104
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Norway zaiiK 
ahh
2020-04-04 17:15
Stupid rule
2020-04-09 09:34
#91
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Japan Amatsuk1 
Kick ethan shit player
2020-04-04 13:33
#95
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Serbia DjapeZ 
100Bots
2020-04-04 14:10
unexpected
2020-04-04 14:30
100T threw 3 series, they could have beat every team but holy shit they do not know how to close out a map.
2020-04-05 04:34
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