EG extend winning streak to 10 to book ESL One Cologne NA final spot

The BLAST Premier and cs_summit 6 champions beat FURIA in convincing fashion to set up a clash with Liquid in Saturday's grand final.

Evil Geniuses have reached a third straight final after taking down FURIA 2-0 in the last-four stage of ESL One Cologne's North American division. The world No 3 put on a dominant display to extend their flawless record against the Brazilian team and stretch their winning streak to 10 matches, the last seven of which without even dropping a map.

"I think we definitely have their [FURIA's] number, maybe they need to have a different approach," Tarik "⁠tarik⁠" Celik said after the match when asked about EG's 6-0 record against the Brazilians. "We enjoy playing them, every time we go against FURIA we're very confident. It's a good match-up for us."

Without surprise, FURIA went for their comfort pick of Vertigo, one of the least played maps by Evil Geniuses - who had stepped onto the map only three times in recent history, two of them against the Brazilian team. With a team ace in the pistol round, the North Americans set themselves up for a bright start, but FURIA took the reins of the game once they had money in the bank. Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan's troops dictated the pace throughout the rest of the half and never allowed their opponents to gain a stranglehold of the game as they raced to a 9-6 lead, with Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles leading the charge with 17 frags and a 122 ADR.

EG were far too hot for FURIA to handle

The second half brought a switch in momentum as it was now Evil Geniuses who dominated proceedings. FURIA struggled to keep their opponents at bay as their defense was prised apart ruthlessly and their aggressive strats were quickly countered by the North Americans, who gave up just one round before locking up the map.

FURIA came out the brighter of the two teams on Nuke, but they loosened their grip on the game after letting EG get on the board in a 2v4 situation. The Brazilians still came back into the game with a trio of rounds, but their respite was short-lived as the North Americans dominated the rest of the half and went into the break with a 9-6 lead.

Things then went from bad to worse for FURIA as tarik pulled off a 1v2 clutch, kicking EG further into the lead. With no room for error, the Brazilians dug deep and put together a string of rounds, bringing the deficit to a minimum. It looked like FURIA had finally found their rhythm, but tarik and Ethan "⁠Ethan⁠" Arnold came to EG's rescue and helped the team to run away with the game with a series of multi-kill rounds.

Despite Evil Geniuses' red-hot form, tarik isn't taking anything for granted. His team may have defeated Liquid 2-0 earlier in the tournament, but he is wary of the threat posed by Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip's troops. "We're not going to underestimate them. They just had a roster change, so we will make sure that we will do our best to just dominate as much as we can. We're feeling good and I think we're going to take it away."

Matchpage
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28th August 2020
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Nuke
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 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 48 - 34 +14 97.3 1.33
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 42 - 27 +15 81.2 1.28
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 34 - 38 -4 76.2 1.06
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 27 - 33 -6 65.6 1.00
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 31 - 31 0 60.5 0.96
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 41 - 39 +2 85.8 1.11
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 34 - 32 +2 73.3 1.03
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 28 - 32 -4 68.8 0.96
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 26 - 37 -11 62.2 0.88
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 33 - 42 -9 64.8 0.86
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
940
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
715
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1363
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1294
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
943
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Easy if you only play against NA teams tbh
2020-08-29 00:37
Imagine signing Kjaerbye XD
2020-08-29 00:49
#20
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North America ProudNAfan
Ez 4 Tarik nice to see him returning to god form
2020-08-29 00:57
+1 i missed major mvp tarik, glad to see he's slowly but surely returning
2020-08-29 00:58
LIQUID WILL GET REVENGE FOR BRASIL
2020-08-29 07:55
+ imagine losing to c9 in major final
2020-08-29 08:44
#67
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United Kingdom KaffeK
+ Imagine them losing a map to mibr
2020-08-29 12:57
FaZe wont do shit on NA either. They are on the same level as MiBR.
2020-08-29 03:28
There're good EU teams but im pretty sure EG can easily 2-0 shit clan
2020-08-29 03:52
NA pushes well above their weight considering there is only 2 good teams. To say these 2 can't compete with EU is typical EU arrogance considering EG and Liquid were both #1 ranked last year
2020-08-29 11:54
Rip brasil can't even win against NA
2020-08-29 19:42
cool
2020-08-29 00:37
#37
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Indonesia lumayan
cool? Tyloo with 19 win streak and hltv no news racista
2020-08-29 02:47
Does cheering for Gen G make you love Asian cs that much?
2020-08-29 07:24
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH
2020-08-29 08:17
#63
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Nepal sasukeee
lol 😂
2020-08-29 10:24
#3
NAF | 
India FosFate
EG scary with tarik playing good.
2020-08-29 00:39
#28
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North America Samalemor
well
2020-08-29 01:38
who cars
2020-08-29 02:24
i_car
2020-08-29 08:37
LETS GOOO TUROK
2020-08-29 00:38
#51
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Spain N0Love
He's playing really good tbh
2020-08-29 05:59
vini back to bottom
2020-08-29 00:38
Only pressing W doesn't work forever
2020-08-29 00:39
He did had a clutch 2x1 today and almost had another. He is way improved. But today wasn’t a good day for FURIA , everyone played poorly. ArT was the worse one
2020-08-29 00:49
farT
2020-08-29 04:08
Really hyped about the way EG is playing recently. Zews is doing a very good job and Tarik deserves a lot of credit too. Hope they keep it up on LAN!
2020-08-29 00:39
EG are furia's kryptonite
2020-08-29 00:39
EG are every other NA teams kryptonite rn
2020-08-29 01:33
#44
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Brazil danilob
this^
2020-08-29 03:59
n0shirt PogChamp
2020-08-29 00:45
#12
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United States clockworkk
tarik has been looking real good lately
2020-08-29 00:45
EZ 4 TARIK
2020-08-29 00:48
the king is back
2020-08-29 00:56
#14
arT | 
Brazil logzera
The last round on nuke was funny.
2020-08-29 00:48
#17
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Hungary subzera
Unluko EG is the only team furia cant beat
2020-08-29 00:54
Its easy when you play against NA dogs like Lulquit, Flukia, Made in Bathroom etc, EG would be max top14 in EU.
2020-08-29 00:56
XD ofc no lol haha they were top4 on lans very often
2020-08-29 01:16
when lmao havenot seen them after starladder i-league
2020-08-29 01:25
nique ta mere
2020-08-29 01:45
#39
tarik | 
Norway MD!
They were top 1 and can probably do it again if theykeep up this form. EU CS is shit now, heroic are in the semis if that's not a sign then idk what is
2020-08-29 03:45
+1 these EU tards shitting on NA when there's only 5 team at max that's actually performing consistently good
2020-08-29 08:19
+2 EU and CIS scene is such a shitshow right now, couple of teams are overperforming one week and eating shit the next, and thats with most of the teams, except Vitality maybe
2020-08-29 12:57
CONTENT
2020-08-29 01:11
Onliners
2020-08-29 01:18
#40
tarik | 
Norway MD!
#1 on LAN
2020-08-29 03:45
Tarik playing like he's good o_O
2020-08-29 01:34
Liquid are going into the finals as underdogs
2020-08-29 01:39
That's what I like to hear ;)
2020-08-29 04:58
how the tables have turned, 3-4 months before the player break, it was EG who were getting shit on by liquid all the time despite the poor performance by liquid overall
2020-08-29 08:22
Pray 👏 for 👏 the 👏 boys 👏
2020-08-29 09:13
Nice, hopefully zews is enjoying his time with the eg boys
2020-08-29 01:40
#32
arT | 
Russia bult0
That's the team we need to see in Europe, not mibruh
2020-08-29 01:51
#33
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Serbia bakedcs
So fucking easy for my boy
2020-08-29 02:01
#41
tarik | 
Norway MD!
+1
2020-08-29 03:45
3-0 tomorrow
2020-08-29 02:03
EG is insane atm., I think they are going to have their own era in some time.
2020-08-29 02:29
#42
tarik | 
Norway MD!
Ya love to see it Bring the trophy home boys let's get it
2020-08-29 03:46
#46
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Europe t.o.p
Tarik playing like it's the Boston Major
2020-08-29 04:12
I wish furia had won at least one of the last ten bo3
2020-08-29 04:55
NA REGION EG FURIA LIQUID EG FURIA LIQUID EG FURIA LIQUID REPEAT
2020-08-29 05:14
#50
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Brazil fadefedora
gg for EG, best NA team right now.
2020-08-29 05:32
If they didnt lose to mibr twice it would have been 16
2020-08-29 06:47
#54
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Denmark gh00st
If there is any team in NA to that can beat an EU team right now is EG. They have solid teamplay and some great firepower too.
2020-08-29 07:39
turok onliner
2020-08-29 09:26
why abed not playing?
2020-08-29 10:59
tarik, welcome to VALORANT
2020-08-29 11:21
gg . Well played Tarik
2020-08-29 13:13
#70
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Yugoslavia RiggedShit
peanutbrain top frag lol :D
2020-08-29 17:19
so sad for FURIA, they can't beat top team
2020-08-29 17:51
zewsy better coach, how unfortunate MIBR LUL
2020-08-29 18:21
Nice!
2020-08-29 18:21
#75
tarik | 
Norway MD!
LET'S GOOOOO SO EZ
2020-08-30 04:45
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