Evil Geniuses proceed to cs_summit 6 North America grand final; Liquid to face Gen.G in consolidation final

Evil Geniuses swept Liquid on Inferno (16-7) and Mirage (16-14) to secure a spot in the cs_summit 6 North America grand final.

The top sides in cs_summit 6 North America’s Group A, Evil Geniuses and Liquid, were paired up again in the upper bracket final after defeating Gen.G and 100 Thieves, respectively, in the first round of the playoffs. The two teams had previously faced off in the Group A winners’ match, which Evil Geniuses swept 2-0, and they were once again able to recreate the feat to secure a spot in the tournament's grand final, sending Liquid down to the consolidation final where they will face Gen.G.

Evil Geniuses took the lead on Inferno, winning the fist pistol round on the attacking side to go up 3-0. They then played the first gun round slowly, which ended in a successful A take. Liquid failed to fight back early, and even though they switched up their setups to try and retake control, EG set the pace uncontested to a 10-0 lead. Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip and company took two back-to-back rounds, but were unable to stabilize as Evil Geniuses closed the half out 13-2.

Double entry frags by Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski opened the door for Liquid to get back into the game as they won the following rounds against the forcebuy and the eco, but Evil Geniuses reestablished dominance once they could afford to buy rifles, and although Liquid made a last ditch effort to close the gap, a triple by Tarik "⁠tarik⁠" Celik sealed the deal, 16-7, ahead of the second map.

Ethan had a stellar showing on Mirage with 29 kills

Liquid hit the B site in the first pistol round of Mirage to get ahead 3-0. Good trades from the defending side against another B got Evil Geniuses on the board in the first gun round. Two back-and-forth rounds ensued, but it was finally the attackers that were able to take control of the economic game, running away on the scoreboard. Down 2-8 EG were finally able to successfully retake the A site, and once again traded rounds with Liquid, this time stabilizing late in the half to bring it back to 6-9.

Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken chased Tsvetelin "⁠CeRq⁠" Dimitrov back to the A site after a failed attempt on B to win a 1vs1 afterplant and clutch the pistol round. EG were able to put forth a strong forcebuy on the second round thanks to the plant money, and won it to keep the map close. Liquid won back-to-back retakes on A to go up 13-9, but stretched thin economically were eventually on the back foot as Evil Geniuses closed in. tarik and company tied it up 14-14 with an A split before taking match point against an eco, which Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz converted with a 1vs3 afterplant clutch, flanking the CTs as they tried to defuse the bomb to win his team the map and series.

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 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 34 - 40 -6 85.8 1.05
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 29 - 32 -3 65.6 0.92
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 38 - 42 -4 70.8 0.92
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 32 - 40 -8 71.3 0.86
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 18 - 37 -19 42.7 0.60
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 47 - 28 +19 93.3 1.44
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 37 - 33 +4 82.8 1.24
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 37 - 30 +7 73.7 1.23
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 35 - 33 +2 71.4 1.14
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 32 - 27 +5 61.9 1.10
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1300
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
980
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1129
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1319
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1236
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Oh nitr0...
2020-07-04 03:59
#5
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United States tfens02
keep Stew as igl, it seems to be working for him if nitr0 doesn’t perform on lan maybe bench him and bring in an upcoming NA talent or smthing
2020-07-04 04:01
I agree -nitr0 +leaf
2020-07-04 04:02
#8
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Indonesia Murc88
-nitro +xeppa
2020-07-04 04:02
Uhum
2020-07-04 04:07
-nitr0 +Grim
2020-07-04 12:39
grim > leaf
2020-07-04 04:03
Maybe. It was a joke tbh (the +leaf part). -nitr0 tho should happen.
2020-07-04 04:07
yeah he just seems terrible atm maybe he'll do better on lan but if not he needs to go
2020-07-04 04:08
i agree, if liquid doesnt get semifinals+ at the major i think nitr0 has to go, quarterfinal appearances just dont cut it anymore
2020-07-04 04:15
+1, nitr0 either doesn't have the drive anymore and isn't playing enough, or moving to online play has affected him more than anything. he seemed to be performing better as IGL, but of course things were still on LAN then. if stewie's calling remains as solid as it is now, and nitr0 fails to perform at a major, he's just dead weight on the team.
2020-07-04 05:28
stewie's calling has been both a blessing and a curse, a double-edged sword, there are some plays that he makes where liquid just gets sprayed and mowed down while there are also other plays where he makes the absolute correct decision to aggress. however, in recent matches, i have noticed that liquid has had a few wholes in their defense, they seem to not know where opponents could be on the map, even if just for a 2-3 seconds an angle isnt watched and somebody goes by, they dont seem to realize that that could be a possibility, that is something that must change
2020-07-04 05:38
+cooper(awp)
2020-07-04 07:27
leaf is overrated only for 1 game +1 Xeppa
2020-07-04 04:12
Agreed -nitr0
2020-07-04 04:32
#43
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Lithuania Extazis
Bring olof :Dddd
2020-07-04 12:19
-nitr0 +autimatic (awp)
2020-07-04 13:03
#53
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South America Ponycornio
-nitr0 +floppy, easy.
2020-07-04 17:38
What a sad day ECant believe EG rekt liquid so hard G&tfjydftiuyiytytdtesw6bccmkphyswsGFyughgjugjygg6
2020-07-04 04:13
#2
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Poland morosek
Lol
2020-07-04 03:58
#3
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Albania BloodFallen
rip gen g
2020-07-04 03:59
Sad
2020-07-04 03:59
#7
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Europe SEXYALEKSIB
-adren
2020-07-04 04:02
+kassad, keep adren as analyst
2020-07-04 04:15
#10
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United States vs3veN
Two 2-0s vs Liquid, def proved that EG has a new looking right now. They start to working as a team and the confidence is back. As a tarik fan, I'm glad to see him perform consistantly and play an important part in the team. Whoever thinks tarik is not smart player, go play more cs please :)
2020-07-04 04:03
with just -chet +zews they have improvement like this. i guess stan was right then
2020-07-04 04:04
#23
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United States vs3veN
Chet posted the twitlonger first so many people think that tarik and stan are "snake" lol I don't who's right or who's wrong but the results show everything And absolutely, it was huge improvement already, don't know if they will keep it up but we will see
2020-07-04 04:20
Online cs anynody can win a match in a good day.. Liquid might lose vs gen g
2020-07-04 04:05
but now eg has won 3 in a row bo3s series, skill/mentality still plays a big part in online cs despite the common notion that it is random
2020-07-04 04:16
Damn it I didn't know nitr0 would be the one to be kicked but fuck
2020-07-04 04:07
stewie ruined Liquid
2020-07-04 04:17
it was because of him that they actually had a good summer run tho. they were maybe a top 5 team with taco but with stewie(a more versatile aggressive player than taco) they became the best team in the world for a short span of time
2020-07-04 04:21
But lost the consistency that taco brought to the team. After that period, they have a major slump, which is still see today.
2020-07-04 09:36
they were top 2/3 But I get your point. I do think though that it wasnt Taco who made tgem consistent but zews'es strict structure. Stewie ignited them but with adren a bit of their consistency was gone.
2020-07-04 09:42
Oh my nitro! :(
2020-07-04 05:13
Sad day 😢
2020-07-04 05:15
If Liquid kick nitr0, ELiGE will leave liquid immedietly because nitr0 and EliGE has been together with Liquid since Liquid make their first CSGO Roster.....
2020-07-04 05:17
Lmao nitr0 Go play VaLoRaNt
2020-07-04 05:55
Gen.G vs EG grand final
2020-07-04 05:58
Too much G
2020-07-04 06:09
that's why its gonna be a gg
2020-07-04 06:12
-nitr0 +leaf -adreN +kassad up stew to igl
2020-07-04 07:33
whyy liquid.. i wanna see 4G today.. OG EG GenG and BiG...
2020-07-04 09:07
Get Floppy right now!!
2020-07-04 11:05
Evil Geniuses is insane, I think it's just the matter of time before they will fight for the biggest tittles again. Liquid will still win Consolidation final for me.
2020-07-04 11:35
You can already see how zews' work improved the team
2020-07-04 12:40
#49
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Serbia DjapeZ
+1
2020-07-04 14:37
Major online? Team LIQUID -nitr0 -stewie2k -twistzz -ELiGe -NAFFLY +leaf Gg
2020-07-04 13:45
#51
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United States clockworkk
ok br
2020-07-04 14:40
#48
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Serbia DjapeZ
They sold so many rounds, they deserved to lose. And probably will lose against Geng too
2020-07-04 14:37
Elige without krieg
2020-07-04 14:39
One of the highest rated players in the world? Macau brain
2020-07-04 17:57
-nitr0 +autimatic
2020-07-04 17:15
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