Gen.G outlast Triumph in BLAST Premier Spring Americas Showdown marathon

Gen.G edged out Triumph in a tight three-map series to set up a semi-final clash with FURIA in BLAST Premier Spring Americas Showdown.

Triumph had surprised many in the group stage of BLAST Premier Spring Americas Showdown, concluding their Group B performance with an unbeaten record (one win and two draws) and securing a top-two position. Awaiting them in the quarter-finals was a Gen.G side who had barely scraped through the opposite group with a mixture of results.

A fast-paced B site hit from Gen.G set the tone for the beginning of Mirage as the DreamHack Open Anaheim winners blazed to a 7-1 lead on the Terrorist side. However, as the money stabilised for Triumph, Alan "⁠Shakezullah⁠" Hardeman’s men found their footing in the matchup and began to chip away at Gen.G’s lead and eventually pulled the score within one at the midway point.

Gen.G will face FURIA next for a spot in the Americas Finals

Triumph locked down three consecutive rounds as the second half commenced to grab the lead for the first time, but Gen.G stayed hot their heels. A mobile Sam "⁠s0m⁠" Oh secured a triple kill with unpredictable movement around the map to tie up the score at 11-11, with a flawless A site hold putting Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele and co. back in the saddle as they strung together multiple rounds to hit map point. Down 11-15, Triumph buckled down to push the match to the cusp of overtime, but Gen.G edged out the final round for a 16-14 victory on their map pick.

Gen.G looked on their way to a similar start to the previous map on the CT side of Nuke, but consistent opening kills built up considerable momentum for Triumph, who secured an eight-round streak. A Kenneth "⁠koosta⁠" Suen 1v1 brought his team back into the match as Gen.G went on to close out the remaining rounds to chase a 7-8 deficit at halftime.

On the offense, Gen.G swiftly took a 12-8 lead off the back of crucial Hansel "⁠BnTeT⁠" Ferdinand multi-kills. A subsequent tactical pause from Triumph resulted in the next round going in their favour, with high-impact rounds from Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson keeping his team in the series. With Triumph now within one, koosta stepped up with a triple kill to spearhead Gen.G to map point. However, they could not replicate the ending of Mirage as Shakezullah’s team forced overtime. junior's fantastic AWPing performance and Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince's damage output in extra rounds made the difference as Triumph edged out Gen.G 19-17 to level the series.

koosta led the charge for Gen.G across the series

Pistols and force buys reigned supreme as the deciding map of Inferno kicked off, with three rounds being traded back and forth. However, Triumph soon took control of proceedings and claimed a 5-2 lead. A couple of brilliant rounds from Gabe "⁠Spongey⁠" Greiner helped extend his team’s advantage further, with Gen.G only reaching six rounds before the break.

Triumph refused to slow down as they swapped to the Terrorist side, storming to a 13-6 lead with little resistance and looking as if they would close out the series promptly. But with the finish line in sight, the young squad’s inexperience revealed itself as they let the lead slip. Numerous clutches and retakes went in Gen.G’s favour as the North American giants clawed their way to map and series point, with a B site hold completing the comeback.

 Gen.G K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
76 - 69 +7 89.1 1.19
63 - 64 -1 73.1 1.02
58 - 67 -9 58.3 0.93
56 - 58 -2 58.5 0.92
51 - 64 -13 64.4 0.88
 Triumph K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
77 - 60 +17 90.9 1.23
67 - 58 +9 74.6 1.12
60 - 52 +8 56.6 1.05
59 - 72 -13 80.4 1.03
57 - 63 -6 64.3 0.95
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
900
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
United States Gabe 'Spongey' Greiner
Gabe 'Spongey' Greiner
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
412
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
990
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
530
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
United States Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.63
United States Sam 's0m' Oh
Sam 's0m' Oh
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
317
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
86
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
NT TRIUMPH
2020-06-05 23:54
3 replies
#5
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Europe daisakusen
Close game wp both teams!
2020-06-05 23:57
1 reply
+1
2020-06-06 02:45
#7
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Germany H4xxFl3isch
Verfassungsschutz Pog
2020-06-05 23:56
second
2020-06-05 23:54
well played triumph
2020-06-05 23:55
NT
2020-06-05 23:56
#8
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Netherlands itsm
Wp daps and the 4 asians
2020-06-05 23:57
#9
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Indonesia cleostar
still gen.g should be shame by their performance. they were so lucky. Autimatic needs to drop the awp and make koosta main awper. this team looks like they don't have support player, keep changing their position and playstyle.
2020-06-05 23:57
6 replies
#36
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United States omaega
I mean it was a pretty bad performance and Autimatic isn't the best awper, but Triumph completely outperformed what they should've because Spongey and Grim overperformed in this series
2020-06-06 02:43
Why would you put Autimatic back into the rifling role? Have you seen him perform as a rifler back in C9? It's pretty shit compared to when he went to the AWPing role to replace Skadoodle as the new awper.
2020-06-06 04:08
4 replies
then might as well kick him cuz hes set up as the star player/awper yet he cant deliver. in the few times koosta picks up the awp like on inferno in this series he outperformed autimatic. gen g need to let koosta main awp and have auti as a secondary awp/rifler in order for them to be at their best cuz the awp is infinitely more useful in koostas hand than autis
2020-06-06 05:50
2 replies
I think the star player in the team is either s0m or BnTeT.
2020-06-06 17:27
1 reply
thats besides the point. lets just say auti should be havin way more impact w/ the awp given all his opportunities yet often fails to deliver
2020-06-06 23:13
#57
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Indonesia cleostar
he played so passive as main awper yet he was also the star of the team but failed hard to perform. Meanwhile koosta was always put into the worst spot (stewie spot) and performing. If they put koosta as flex awp (main awp) he could shine with this kind of form. And idk daps is even doing, I saw bntet entrying and flashing like he was support player meanwhile daps himself play like get right the lurkers. This team still doesnt know whos best at their position.
2020-06-06 08:08
Koosta top5 in na
2020-06-05 23:59
7 replies
elige brehze twistzz naf cerq ethan koosta
2020-06-06 00:16
6 replies
twistzz jks* naf
2020-06-06 00:21
4 replies
#23
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Brazil _Awper
jks is australian and cerq is european
2020-06-06 00:53
3 replies
#58
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Brazil Augustoodx
He said *in* not *from* NA
2020-06-06 10:01
2 replies
#61
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Brazil _Awper
so he thinks ethan and koosta are better players than Kscerato, Hen1, Yuurih, Fallen and Fer?
2020-06-06 12:12
1 reply
#70
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Brazil Augustoodx
yup
2020-06-07 04:58
Elige Brehze Cerq NAF Koosta Twistzz Ethan
2020-06-06 00:50
#11
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Poland SebL
Gen.G lacks structure, I think with this roster they can be stable at the level of TOP 15-20, but they won't go higher with this roster. And Triumph is playing great.
2020-06-06 00:02
22 replies
daps IGL lul
2020-06-06 01:02
21 replies
#25
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Poland SebL
daps is not a good IGL.
2020-06-06 01:05
20 replies
exacly.. thats what im saying , they need to get rid of him
2020-06-06 01:08
7 replies
#27
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Poland SebL
I agree.
2020-06-06 01:13
#28
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Indonesia lukerey
And replace him with who? Don't just give a fucking dumb suggestion like that without giving a solution. Stupid kid. They're playing great so far, everything doesn't look consistent when it comes to online games. Stop talking quit hltv kid
2020-06-06 01:27
5 replies
No -koosta +tarik. Then -daps +snakeislaw. Sounds about right
2020-06-06 02:53
4 replies
-koosta??? wtf lol , always outperforming the star players of the team , and no one is playing for him, if anyone to be kicked is daps
2020-06-06 04:08
3 replies
And give me at least 2 valid reasons why the org should kick Daps? Other than the reason from #11? Like there's barely any good IGL in NA available right now unless you want to buy someone else's contract.
2020-06-06 04:14
2 replies
-daps + lekro , i know he is not a amazing IGL , but he is very adaptable to every team he joins , and good fraging ability in shity roles
2020-06-06 14:28
1 reply
You haven't given me a valid reason just yet. + Gen.G won't be investing in a new player for a while until something goes really bad nor I doubt Lekro would be joining anyway unless the contract is good or Lekro has plans joining in NA.
2020-06-06 17:31
yes look how well EG did in 2019 without him
2020-06-06 01:56
11 replies
#32
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Poland SebL
Yup, they were the best team in the world at some point.
2020-06-06 02:05
7 replies
yes, for less than a month KEKW now they struggle vs t2 teams with the same roster
2020-06-06 02:14
6 replies
#34
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Poland SebL
Doesn't matter. They were the best, and kept a T1 level for pretty much the whole year.
2020-06-06 02:14
5 replies
#41
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Indonesia lukerey
Well it was the same case with daps too. They're pretty much always being a tier 1 team with daps. Always make it into top 8 and couples semifinas too.
2020-06-06 03:04
4 replies
#42
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Poland SebL
No, they weren't. They were shit for a long time with daps.
2020-06-06 03:05
3 replies
#44
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Indonesia lukerey
Well google is free my friend. You are nothing but a hater.
2020-06-06 03:10
2 replies
+1
2020-06-06 05:57
#64
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Poland SebL
Hater hhahahahahaha. I have nothing personally to him, but he is trash leader and weak as a fragger, he is not a good player he should be benched.
2020-06-06 13:18
To be quite honest, daps turned nobodies into T1 players.
2020-06-06 04:10
2 replies
+1 just like huden
2020-06-06 11:02
he's a comination of karrigan and HUNDEN, consolidates fresh talent and sets up a successful structure for a new team
2020-06-06 13:16
TSM should pick triumph
2020-06-06 00:07
1 reply
#46
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Brazil Elakk
That's what I was thinking, they need a big org asap
2020-06-06 03:43
good win for KennyS aka Kenneth Suen
2020-06-06 00:12
2 replies
wrong reply unluko
2020-06-06 01:55
#38
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China HEIDASHUAi
LUL true
2020-06-06 02:47
#15
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United Kingdom LFX
Bro koosta becoming a mad talent, becoming what he should have been in TL back in the day
2020-06-06 00:21
2 replies
Yes i agree he is beast online Not sure on lan how will he perform
2020-06-06 00:25
#35
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Australia csRIOTgo
this. His only problem is mental. He sort it out, his skill ceiling should carry him much higher.
2020-06-06 02:15
Grim is dangerous player
2020-06-06 00:25
1 reply
No, that's Farlig
2020-06-06 00:49
Let’s go GenG
2020-06-06 00:37
#20
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Luxembourg winner666
choke of the month
2020-06-06 00:46
#29
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Brazil hugoooo
Not deserved tbh... looked weak as fuck
2020-06-06 01:46
#39
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China HEIDASHUAi
BnTeT "I sleep" :(
2020-06-06 02:47
Honestly Gen.G is pretty good but what I took from this mostly is Triumph does have some talent and heart. It's nice to see in Tier 2 NA. I'm really curious if Gen.G will keep up the DH/online performance once LAN starts back up. I mean they have the talent and leadership. Just a question of if they can keep it together and specifically if Koosta is finally coming into his own as like top 30 player.
2020-06-06 03:09
1 reply
a role swap of koosta being main awp and auti being secondary awp/rifler is wat they need to become consistent. also bntet has dropped off and needs to find his footing again and daps needs to be more aware of his surroundings, hes often caught unaware and out of position which is shocking for an igl
2020-06-06 05:58
GG Gen.G
2020-06-06 03:39
#47
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Indonesia Vrankiy1
poor performance from gen.g or triumph playing really good?anyway good luck for next event triumph
2020-06-06 03:51
Nt trump
2020-06-06 06:06
Every talented NA players are called Twistzz
2020-06-06 06:58
nt triumph
2020-06-06 11:50
The best team in the world showed up in a big way! The only NA team that defeated these dark horses, NT triumph , 2nd best NA team in the world. Time to win the 3rd tournament in a row! #GGEZ #NACS>EUCS #GenGTop1Team2020 #AutimaticTop1Player2020
2020-06-06 13:17
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