EG, FURIA to upper bracket as ESL Pro League NA group stage reaches end

Four teams have been left standing after 19 days of group stage play, with Chaos narrowly missing out on a playoff spot after a surprise victory over FURIA.

The North American division of ESL Pro League Season 12 is headed to playoffs following the conclusion of the group stage, during which FURIA finally brought an end to their streak of defeats against Evil Geniuses to put their head-to-head series record at 1-7.

For the three group front-runners, the final day of matches came down to a battle of seeding, with EG, Liquid, and FURIA all having ensured playoffs contention and vying for the top spot. However, the Intel Grand Slam Season 2 winners were quickly put out of the race as Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz's side prevailed in a two-map series, continuing their strong run of form as they ended their group stage run with a 6-1 record.

Evil Geniuses topped the group stage of ESL Pro League S12

Meanwhile, FURIA took on Chaos, with Anthony "⁠vanity⁠" Malaspina's troops fighting for a small chance at making playoffs while FURIA looked to steal away the No.1 seed from EG with a series victory. Although it was Chaos who claimed victory in three maps, with Erick "⁠Xeppaa⁠" Bach putting up a stellar showing on Overpass, the North American roster's win was immediately soured as 100 Thieves simultaneously took down Triumph in their own match, leaving Chaos out of playoff contention as the Australian side secured the final spot.

The top two teams from the group stage, Evil Geniuses and FURIA, will face off on Thursday in the upper bracket of the playoffs, with the winner earning a direct ticket to the grand finals. The following day, Liquid and 100 Thieves will face off in the lower bracket fighting for their tournament lives.

The schedule for the ESL Pro League Season 12 North America playoffs looks as follows:

Thursday, September 24
19:00 United States Evil Geniuses vs. Brazil FURIA | BO3

Friday, September 25
19:00 United States Liquid vs. Australia 100 Thieves | BO3

Saturday, September 26
19:00 Consolidation final | BO3

Sunday, September 27
19:00 Grand final | BO5

United States Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1173
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
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United States Erick 'Xeppaa' Bach
Erick 'Xeppaa' Bach
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
291
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
nice good luck further
2020-09-22 22:15
easy FURIA
2020-09-22 22:16
furia win it all dont @ me
2020-09-23 22:16
lets goooo
2020-09-22 22:15
Br and Au players btw
2020-09-22 22:16
6/20 players USA 9/20 NA NA scene lul
2020-09-22 22:30
Jk, xccurate is a god, for real!!!
2020-09-22 23:58
yes he is god awper
2020-09-23 04:48
#4
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United States Zylch
Good luck 100t)))
2020-09-22 22:16
NA scene is so trash
2020-09-22 22:17
#8
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North America Shehp
chaos deserves to be in playoffs
2020-09-22 22:18
nope, they got lucky wins against c9 and GenG
2020-09-22 22:33
+1
2020-09-22 22:50
"lucky" How were those wins lucky they fucking stomped them
2020-09-24 03:33
Nope they succ
2020-09-22 23:31
#63
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Norway JKR01
+1
2020-09-23 15:50
#9
rain | 
Indonesia lukerey
i can see EG vs 100t on the final. Liquid seems lost, bruh.
2020-09-22 22:21
Liquid IS lost, they look like trash, barely beating T2 NA teams.
2020-09-22 22:34
Yeah, maybe they step up on playoffs. We never know. I just cheering for EG.
2020-09-22 22:41
a team will get disqualified, chaos will replace, win the matches and win the finals ez. jokes aside, everything is super inconsistent right now like if people are feeling good they could just fuck people up out of nowhere idk
2020-09-22 22:44
+1
2020-09-22 22:58
#39
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Brazil ArthurFz1
nope, they aren't in a good mood, just it. Liquid and EG play the best csgo in NA. But everything is a shit because of every champ be online.
2020-09-23 01:12
EG vs Furia in the final probably
2020-09-22 22:50
Menss :(
2020-09-22 22:58
ez for liquid
2020-09-22 22:30
#13
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Pakistan LoOuU2
nice, feeding 100T to their Kryptonite. They would have had better chances of beating either of Furia or EG but they always choke against Team Liquid and shit the bed. I hope it changes this time though, Liquid looks kinda weak atm.
2020-09-22 22:31
Bruh, I'll eat a shoe if 100T manages to win this entire thing.
2020-09-22 22:34
i have a shoe on stand by
2020-09-22 22:36
We will also need video proof.
2020-09-23 03:35
I didn't know TL was 100T's kryptonite, if it makes you feel better, Furia will play EG, which is their biggest kryptonite ever...
2020-09-22 22:37
#24
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Finland dansqoo
Yoo wtf
2020-09-22 22:51
FURIA TIER 3 TRASH EZ 4 EG
2020-09-22 23:00
everything checks out
2020-09-24 00:23
later chaos...now you have more time to protest for BLM...
2020-09-22 23:58
Yo every time you said something about that, wtf is your problem with protesting for blm fucking retard
2020-09-23 10:49
boi ur dumb as fuck...dont you know what they are...you see all the riots in the states....not one black person has benefited from the money they have raised which is in the millions if not more...also they are a Marxist organization....did you know here in the states the last 2 years more whites have been killed then blacks by police??? they also protest for thugs...thiefs...criminals...drug dealers and sexual predators AND want to defund/abolish police depts....i could go on and on....next time get the real facts before you open your suck hole you uneducated idiot....facebook.com/watch/?v=371989687543388 watch the first video and see who they protect...black criminals....yeah ok F them
2020-09-23 12:00
oh shit, u did ur homework congrats lol. its been almost a month since the protest thing gets boring see you posting the smae thing over and over again. I dont really know whats happening with the us, i to be honest i dont care, but is annoying watching you yelling about the protest in every post. If those things youre saying are true then i got it, thats no cool but dude its a csgo page no one fucking cares i hope u understand cuz my english is shit ;]
2020-09-23 13:41
you need to do your homework first...its over 100 days of riots everyday...and chaos sold out and canceled a match because of the BLM....they can kiss my balls because i dont think you should mix politics with sports....so chaos jumped on the band wagon a month like some idiots....and yes i will post every time they play...if you dont like it tuff shit....worry about your 3rd world country...lord knows you need it more than mine
2020-09-23 17:10
#65
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Brazil rhal
Chaos confirmed for Marxist proxy-team Omegalul
2020-09-23 19:56
another tournament for EG They just on another level from the garbage NA CS
2020-09-23 00:03
Let's go!!!
2020-09-23 00:45
can't wait for more online matches!! Competitive CSGO is really fun, reliable and not dead at all!! Can't wait for all these different matches, never seen before!! Liquid, Furia, EG, Chaos!! I'll definitely bet on some of these matches!!
2020-09-23 01:32
+1 wow
2020-09-23 01:58
#44
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Brazil S0N1CANGEL
so ez for FURIA
2020-09-23 02:45
#52
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Belarus jugadorJJ
It's time for Thieves to shine!
2020-09-23 05:46
#54
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Australia Chereska
100T out first round of playoffs, always has, always will be
2020-09-23 06:32
Evil Geniuses is winning this tournament I think.
2020-09-23 07:54
just another EG wins, and another Liquid choke.
2020-09-23 08:54
#57
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Georgia SBC|SG_TS
+1
2020-09-23 08:57
so glad liquid dropped nitro for stew igl nitro elige naf twistzz grim/obo/floppy/osee/anyone else
2020-09-23 12:40
EG vs Furia the real final
2020-09-23 14:27
#67
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Brazil neto737
MAMADO
2020-09-24 00:21
IT would be a great story line if EG and furia meet again in the final.
2020-09-24 03:38
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