Evil Geniuses set for European trip

Evil Geniuses will travel to Serbia next week, the team's manager, Derrick "⁠LILMAN⁠" Boyne, revealed on Instagram.

The North American team will be in Europe for ten days at first to compete in the BLAST Premier Fall Series at the end of October, HLTV.org has learned. EG will then return to their home region for IEM Beijing before traveling back to Europe for a second stint, which will last until the end of the season.

The news follows HLTV.org's report from early October about a plan to have the best teams from the two regions clash in a number of tournaments in the last two months of the 2020 season, which would see at least four North America-based teams stay in Europe for an extended period.

Evil Geniuses will be in Europe for two stints

Evil Geniuses are the first to confirm that move. Liquid, 100 Thieves, and MIBR were all expected to do the same as the three other North America-based organizations partnered with BLAST, but it's unclear whether the Australian side will compete in the tournament organizer's Fall season after the 100 Thieves organization announced its exit from CS:GO on Monday.

It's yet to be revealed how this move will affect some tournaments outside of the BLAST Premier Fall circuit — which also features the Showdown at the end of November and the Finals in the first half of December — such as the currently regionalized DreamHack Masters Winter, for which TeamOne and Yeah have already qualified in the North American region.

Meanwhile, Flashpoint has already announced that its second season will consist of one tournament with teams from both regions, including Gen.G and MIBR, and ESL plans to end the season with the IEM Global Challenge, an eight-team $500,000 LAN tournament taking place in Cologne on December 15-20, featuring four European, three North American, and one CIS squad.

Canada Derrick 'LILMAN' Boyne
Derrick 'LILMAN' Boyne
Age:
26
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KPR:
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APR:
0.13
#1
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Germany Germania
LETS GO! Can't wait to see their real level, i hope they don't end up like mibr xaxa
2020-10-13 14:40
#14
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
Pog finally EG can show they're a decent team
2020-10-13 14:41
#39
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Paraguay imjustmau
EG stands for European Gamers
2020-10-13 14:44
EPIDEMIC GAMERS
2020-10-13 14:51
XD
2020-10-13 15:01
What is this photo lol Look at Brezhe and CerQ
2020-10-13 15:43
they will go drinking with coldzera and niko, no productive work will be done there :-)
2020-10-13 19:56
#244
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Netherlands JUNG13
When PC gaming is your work and you're trying to stand up straight :/
2020-10-14 13:51
#200
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Finland Nollegee
Lul good one
2020-10-13 18:20
Eliminated in Groupstage
2020-10-13 16:14
#157
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Switzerland zthoui
lmao
2020-10-13 16:41
nice one x)
2020-10-13 17:49
+1
2020-10-13 15:52
#156
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Finland KieZuZ
Or that they're not.
2020-10-13 16:41
#58
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Brazil roafps
EG is very strong!
2020-10-13 14:55
+1 then we can really see how deep the disparity in the regions is
2020-10-13 15:50
Germans... 😡😡😡
2020-10-13 17:44
Yes good news, Valorant has taken over NA scene
2020-10-13 14:40
leave those NA noobs to their shitty csgo retirement home lulorant
2020-10-13 17:24
Hey, we all gonna get old someday.
2020-10-13 18:45
They have to play agenst the best csgo teams in the world,,,they are in eu
2020-10-13 19:32
#4
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Australia Sify
nice
2020-10-13 14:40
Finally the NA and EU teams will truly be able to share the same rankings. Now you can't really compare the regions. About time that changes.
2020-10-13 14:42
NA teams will get smashed though
2020-10-13 14:50
#90
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United States tatsumi
In b4 lultality gets smashed 16-0 by EG
2020-10-13 15:10
#162
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United States tatsumi
That was when they had imashit on their team, zews made them 20x better
2020-10-13 16:55
I dont think so. The teams is about the same level. Some day the NA team will win, another day will a EU team win. Just like evey damn year. Furia is right now extremely good, so they can be a though match for every EU team. Liquid and EG can both lose and win.
2020-10-13 15:23
#131
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Dominican Republic Numb_
same level? good joke
2020-10-13 16:10
Explain.
2020-10-13 16:22
only tier 1 teams in NA are Liquid,EG and Furia. Rest are tier 3 teams and its between them who will win the event. When they come to EU they will face 10 tier 1 teams. Its easy to play 1 day vs tier 3 team and the other day vs tier 1 team. In EU they will face tier 1 team every time .
2020-10-13 23:03
Chaos could probably get to tier 2 tbh they've had quite a few group stage upset against strong teams, but they fall flat in the playoffs sadly
2020-10-14 01:31
Yes - but they have done this for the past 4-5 years or longer? They have always just competing against tier 1 teams from EU. Only under COVID that they have played against tier 2/3 teams. So i still dont understand. Liquid have been number one world wide in 2019 (1 year ago!) EG beat all the big teams in 2019 also. so again - explain.
2020-10-14 08:46
I didnt say that they cant win vs EU teams. The games will be harder to play and they will have to prepair rly good for every game. Liquid had era wich lasted 1st 6 months in 2019 and after that they didnt win anything.
2020-10-14 14:06
#161
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United States Zorxs
Before all of this Covid downfall, EG and 100T were competing at the top level, making playoffs often. I'd say they aren't really as bad as people think they are.
2020-10-13 16:51
#180
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Denmark dyinbyran
Why are you talking about 100T when the discussion is about NA?? Australia is in NA?
2020-10-13 17:15
100T is/was a American organisation = NA. The roster was Australians Living in US. / Thats a NA team with Australian roster
2020-10-13 18:08
#201
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Denmark dyinbyran
Team only refers to the roster in hltv slang, ever seen someone say Faze is an NA team here ? Nice logic lol
2020-10-13 18:29
ok but the team lived in NA
2020-10-14 01:31
#198
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United States kgdank
Were you not aware that Australia plays in NA ESL Pro League and plays in all NA tournaments?... So yes... 100T is typically in the discussion with NA teams..
2020-10-13 18:12
#203
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Denmark dyinbyran
none of the players are from NA so how tf do you call them an NA roster? So if I say top ten na players and list cerq as one, you would agree?
2020-10-13 18:31
#207
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United States kgdank
Well if they compete in the NA leagues but don't think they should be rated alongside the players in their tournament pools, where should they be rated? I'm not saying they're an NA roster, even though it is an NA org. I'm just saying, they compete in a pool with NA rosters, so it is logical to compare them to their NA contemporaries.
2020-10-13 18:38
Bro, my country fellow is braindead. He dont know What he’s talking about
2020-10-13 19:50
Are you alright buddy? Almost everything you've said up to this point has been objectively incorrect lul
2020-10-14 01:13
Nice Pd: Rip NA
2020-10-13 14:40
why would they go to serbia of all places. CoL is low i suppose?
2020-10-13 14:40
CoViD restrictions probably
2020-10-13 14:42
#107
Rob4 | 
Serbia e_loK
Exactly We are prety healthy and r*tards on the top opened the borders and shit...
2020-10-13 15:25
what's wrong with opened borders? the world is fucked up already, all countries have shit stats about covid like 7 people from USA can destabilise the whole health care system of Serbia lmao. Actually close borders are pretty retarded, I live in Russia and can't meet my gf and friends who live in EU for 9 months. Not sure if their or mine trip to Russia/EU would destroy everyones lifes
2020-10-13 15:55
#128
Rob4 | 
Serbia e_loK
The problem is it is not only 7 people....
2020-10-13 16:08
do you think tourists will travel in same amounts that it was before covid? I think not
2020-10-13 17:54
#206
Rob4 | 
Serbia e_loK
Of course not, but people will still cross the border. Especially ex-yu countries since most of people have relatives there
2020-10-13 18:37
#32
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Morocco bobby_j
Maybe it's open for travel
2020-10-13 14:43
not expensive. belgrade top city, and pracc setup there is great, internet good and americans can travel to serbia without having to go trough quarantene now. teams either go to poland or serbia for bootcamp.
2020-10-13 14:47
#67
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Slovakia Daev0n
I would choose Poland every day of the week.
2020-10-13 15:00
yeah people like you claim that its better to live in turkey than in australia for example
2020-10-13 15:00
#76
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Slovakia Daev0n
Name checks out. I take it you've never been to Kraków or Warsaw my Serbian friend. Also internet connection would be better since it's central Europe.
2020-10-13 15:04
Im not serbian but Ive been to both cities and serbia too.
2020-10-13 15:04
Shut up lmao. “Belgrade top city”. The sole reason you got right is the quarantine part. Serbia is a shithole that still refuses to take ANY measures against covid which is why teams go there
2020-10-13 15:14
#112
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Serbia eliiiiii_
chill out cowboy prejudices won't lead you anywhere
2020-10-13 15:29
#134
Rob4 | 
Serbia e_loK
What? Lol You know we have been quarantined for 2 months. We could leave our houses for most of the day. And then they lifted the restrictions cause of elections... We are still in good shape because we had such hard restrictions in the beggining. You cant go anywhere without a mask, and most people respect that, nothing works past 23 in belgrade and past 1am in smaller cities. We could still do a better job but, you know, economy...
2020-10-13 16:12
Yeah, and meanwhile 6 people from Brazil, one of the places where the most people have covid, can freely go to Belgrade and don't even have to do quarantine
2020-10-13 16:42
#160
Rob4 | 
Serbia e_loK
Yes that is stupid But '...that still refuses to take ANY measures against covid...' is faaar from correct And they still need to get tested
2020-10-13 16:46
Express tests PogChamp
2020-10-13 17:59
chill kid. I see that you've never even been out of your favela. if you did I guess you would know that people can go wherever they want (if they get negative covid test), so they could have gone to sweden or germany too, but chose not to. secondly, ask coldzera why he decided to live in Belgrade and not Berlin or Paris LOL. third, google relog than come back
2020-10-13 21:05
#124
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Brazil YUB8
Same reason MIBR went there. They're not in the European Union, therefore they have their own restrictions, so american and brazilian citizens can go there.
2020-10-13 16:03
i think its because there is special bootcamp that all tend to use
2020-10-13 17:25
probably good internet and cheap prices
2020-10-13 18:32
Let's see if their form is as good as against NA
2020-10-13 14:41
rip top 10 for eg
2020-10-13 14:41
haHAA OUT OF TOP10 SOON haHAAA
2020-10-13 14:41
#11
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New Zealand SkirmishX
Expected
2020-10-13 14:41
good
2020-10-13 14:41
#13
RpK | 
France pol44r
Isn't their coach brazilian? Careful plz
2020-10-13 14:41
Don't say that, zews is a good guy.
2020-10-13 14:42
#23
RpK | 
France pol44r
No but usually, brazilians in serbia does not end well for them
2020-10-13 14:42
why? what happens?
2020-10-13 14:49
They usually lose their jobs kkkk
2020-10-13 15:02
prove it or
2020-10-13 19:57
Nice!
2020-10-13 14:41
And also this will prove they never deserved the #1
2020-10-13 14:42
+1 Astralis numba wan
2020-10-13 17:15
+1111111111111111111111111111111 and s0mple 0 maj0r
2020-10-13 17:15
#16
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Brazil AWFenrir
Furia should go too.
2020-10-13 14:41
EG is going to Europa because they dont want to lose to FURIA all the time If FURIA goes to Europa all teams will go back to NA running away from FURIA the PREDATOR
2020-10-13 15:06
#86
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Brazil AWFenrir
Well... U have a point.
2020-10-13 15:07
Hahaha fúria sucks lol
2020-10-13 15:24
#133
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Dominican Republic Numb_
if furia go to Eu they will suck like a dirty whores
2020-10-13 16:12
#138
Rob4 | 
Serbia e_loK
They want to lose to tier 3 eu teams now KEKW
2020-10-13 16:13
Time to prove whether NA CS can actually compete in EU or not. MIBR disbanded after traveling here, what will EG do? :P
2020-10-13 14:42
#30
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Brazil AWFenrir
MIBR was bad even in NA
2020-10-13 14:43
They weren't losing to every1 like they were in EU though, i mean they lost to fucking Wisla Krakow lol.
2020-10-13 14:44
losing to chaos when they were nonamers and nearly losing 5v1 vs grim. also lost to every tier 1 na team besides the odd map like the map mibr got vs faze yeah mibr sucked even in na
2020-10-13 15:04
almost losing a 5v1, which is a bad round = bad team got it. losing to an up and coming team that's proven themselves now to be contenders = bad team? got it. "also lost to every tier 1 na team besides the odd map like the map mibr got vs faze" talking about tier 1 na and then says how they got a map vs faze????? :P hltv.org/results?team=9215 They beat some tier 1 NA teams aswell in the NA matches.
2020-10-13 15:09
those noname tier 3 na teams are just as bad as wisla krakow and galaxy racers. mibr legit almost lost to grim hardcarrying triumph on his own also can your jerman education read? i compared the times mibr won vs tier 1 na to the 1 map they won vs faze in cologne, aka a complete fluke because they went back to shit right after wow they managed to narrowly beat eg and furia once when they weren't in peak. they were already tanking in the rankings in na. also, didnt mention how mibr are 0-13 in maps with liquid as of late (the 3rd best na team rn) hltv.org/matches/2342405/liquid-vs-mibr-..
2020-10-13 15:13
ok
2020-10-13 14:42
Watch them lose against forze, sprout, gambit and north before disbanding
2020-10-13 14:42
#37
tarik | 
Norway MD!
Watch them manhandle BIG, heroic and all the shit onliners.
2020-10-13 14:44
0/8
2020-10-13 17:16
#24
tarik | 
Norway MD!
I mean tarik said it on stream like a week ago but ok
2020-10-13 14:42
#25
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Europe RiflerDash
What's wrong with staying in serbia? It's probably one of the cheaper places in europe to bootcamp from. (No offense serbian friends)
2020-10-13 14:42
Yeah, it's really cheap to stay here and Relog Media has set up a fantastic place for bootcamping, that's why so many teams are coming.
2020-10-13 15:43
Finally.
2020-10-13 14:43
I believe they are going to Serbia bcs there are more places to bootcamp.
2020-10-13 14:43
Nice, will be refreshing for them to play in EU and not the same NA teams over and over again...
2020-10-13 14:43
NA players, its time to get rekt by EU players
2020-10-13 14:43
nah Cerq will carry
2020-10-13 18:32
as long as Stanislaw and Tarik is there in the team, no one can save them
2020-10-13 18:47
HAHA NA BOTS, time to struggle
2020-10-13 14:43
#34
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Romania [AloHa]
Pog
2020-10-13 14:44
#35
ZywOo | 
India aR__
Finallllyyyyy Pog
2020-10-13 14:44
#41
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Portugal Surya
NA no teams SAD
2020-10-13 14:46
pog
2020-10-13 14:47
#43
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Algeria Tari)))
Nice
2020-10-13 14:47
#45
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Brazil MrLucas
There is no way Furia doesnt go as well right? would be a big mistake
2020-10-13 14:48
they should go
2020-10-13 15:03
Albania>Serbia.
2020-10-13 14:49
Kosovo je Srbija btw
2020-10-13 15:13
Kosovo is 169100986253627x more Albanian than Serbian.
2020-10-13 15:14
Yes because you know its history and historical sites ? Of course not ,now stfu
2020-10-13 16:36
Flag checks out
2020-10-13 23:50
Of course it does, would you like if people were saying that New York or something is Mexican ?
2020-10-14 13:00
I'm surprised you chose New York of all places over states like Arizona, California, Texas, or New Mexico, all of which border Mexico and have a much higher Mexican populous.
2020-10-14 23:02
Well it was just to prove a point ,although yes i agree i could have chosen a country with more Mexican population. Frankly ,i dont know even if in Us there is a place that you could say is similar to Kosovo , because yes ,there are more Albanians,but historically Serbs have history going back as far as 12th century. Honestly im not one of the crazy people that spews hate against albaninas,But There were a lot of destoyed monasteries and historical sites.
2020-10-15 13:23
There is definitely not a place similar to Kosovo that exists in the United States. Although, if we go by North America instead of just the USA, what Quebec is to Canada COULD be the closest thing to what Kosovo is to Serbia, though it's not a direct copy.
2020-10-15 21:06
#48
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Malaysia Suno[t]
glgl
2020-10-13 14:49
#51
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Oh so this lilman guy is their manager, I always wondered who it was lingering around Tarik's streams.
2020-10-13 14:51
Nice, now everyone wants FURIA and Liquid move to EU to to see how they will be destroyed by any tier2 EU team lul
2020-10-13 14:51
+1, also cloud9 would be interesting or gen.g
2020-10-13 15:03
#54
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Canada Matchfix
lets go finally
2020-10-13 14:53
Ok, so losing to tier 3 teams and disband incoming
2020-10-13 14:53
#56
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Europe Beastroo
If NA teams join Europe, then the groups will change or just two europe and one na teams?
2020-10-13 14:53
#57
Dima | 
Estonia Veyles
ez top 20
2020-10-13 14:54
tarik in EU FPL with Loba ? KEKW
2020-10-13 14:56
#61
shAy | 
Denmark pdxm
Let's gooo
2020-10-13 14:57
#62
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Slovakia Daev0n
Eurotrip
2020-10-13 14:57
gl menss))
2020-10-13 14:57
#64
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Chile esanchez47
I think this could be more interesting to watch than mibr road trip. EG are a pretty solid team. This could be a real measurement of what a good NA team can do in EU.
2020-10-13 14:58
FURIA is coming too, Liquid is scared because they know they will be stomped by tier 2-3 EU teams
2020-10-13 14:59
#126
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Dominican Republic Numb_
with furia same shit
2020-10-13 16:07
Good decision, will be interesting to watch
2020-10-13 15:01
Good News :D
2020-10-13 15:02
+FURIA +Liquid +Geng/cloud9
2020-10-13 15:02
nice furia and liquid next
2020-10-13 15:04
welcome to europe :)
2020-10-13 15:05
NA CS KEKW
2020-10-13 15:07
#91
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Spain elskio
rip na online era
2020-10-13 15:12
MIBR lol waste of a spot wtf
2020-10-13 15:12
Nice! Move here permanently EG and GenG. Leave MIBR in NA, ty.
2020-10-13 15:13
OH shit LILMAN is manager love him.
2020-10-13 15:20
xdddd, probably can win few teams
2020-10-13 15:22
who
2020-10-13 15:23
Finally
2020-10-13 15:26
why all teams going to Serbia?
2020-10-13 15:27
#139
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Faroe Islands ofedefo
Cheap to stay for a long period of time, very good internet connection, great boocamping places, easy to travel from to any european city, Belgrade is decent city to travel as tourist so there is a lot of places to visit in free time and ofc americans can travel to Serbia without quarantine.
2020-10-13 16:14
#143
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Brazil hugoooo
wrong, read below
2020-10-13 16:15
#145
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Faroe Islands ofedefo
Teams were bootcamping in Belgrade even before covid :)
2020-10-13 16:20
#142
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Brazil hugoooo
The only European country that allows people from all over the world to come, very low coronavirus restrictions.
2020-10-13 16:15
got u thanks
2020-10-13 16:37
good shit
2020-10-13 15:32
hell yeah its time for EG to show everyone
2020-10-13 15:36
I like your attitude and name.
2020-10-13 15:58
they should do. but so, will NA finally become the countryside in CS?
2020-10-13 15:37
#122
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Canada firtlast
LILMAAAAAN
2020-10-13 16:02
Furia also pls :d
2020-10-13 16:02
Can someone explain me why are there so many csgo pro players in Serbia? is it because its not expensive here in Serbia?
2020-10-13 16:03
I think they have low coronavirus restrictions which allow for people to travel there unlike most European countries currently.
2020-10-13 16:08
they all want to go and visit Loba in Montenegro
2020-10-13 16:11
Because they all think Serbia is the best country in Europe.
2020-10-14 11:10
The only decent NA team Now out of NA RIP a whole CS region
2020-10-13 16:09
#137
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Brazil hugoooo
FURIA and Liquid are no joke
2020-10-13 16:13
Yes they are
2020-10-13 16:38
We dont need 4, Furia and EG is enough.
2020-10-13 16:10
#135
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Brazil hugoooo
I hope that FURIA replace 100T as Blast partner team!
2020-10-13 16:12
No money for t1 countries?? Lmao 😂😂 Why no bc to sweden e.g.??..
2020-10-13 16:13
Serbia is one of the lowest rate covid19 victims country, also is cheap and its located pretty much in the middle of Europe which guarantees a stable ping, internet connection is strong as well with not many mountains terrains to disturb the connection, also i think there is a hotel which is specially built for electronic sports so only pluses
2020-10-13 16:39
Cheap* is all that EG heard, ya know Shame =]
2020-10-13 18:04
Stfu
2020-10-13 16:57
Respect! Hope they'll make a good run in EU!
2020-10-13 16:31
GOOD LUCK TARIK
2020-10-13 16:34
It's a big test for them to play in Europe, but it will be nice to finally see EU and NA facing off.
2020-10-13 16:35
Why always serbia?
2020-10-13 16:38
cool
2020-10-13 16:38
inb4 jetlag
2020-10-13 16:42
Imagine moving to another region for lower ping.
2020-10-13 17:02
#170
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Denmark Notallama
Crazy how the TOs haven't figured out that the NA scene isn't worth such a huge investment. The NA scene has been dying for quite some time
2020-10-13 17:03
#171
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Ukraine Dert38
MIBR
2020-10-13 17:03
Is this a LAN event?
2020-10-13 17:12
expected
2020-10-13 17:12
#186
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Philippines Nearkiral
Wonder why Tarik didn't stream last night, maybe securing the papers for the travel?
2020-10-13 17:50
nice
2020-10-13 17:52
#191
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Sweden RaaCCooN
ok
2020-10-13 18:02
Whoa, LILMAN is their manager? I was wondering what he was doing these days after he stopped playing ESEA Invite with FNS and friends.
2020-10-13 18:03
Please FURIA too
2020-10-13 18:10
#199
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Russia razorVJ
Is Serbia that cheap? Everyone lives there when moves from abroad.
2020-10-13 18:15
cool
2020-10-13 18:30
#208
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Finland 5way
Why tf every team goes to serbia?
2020-10-13 18:43
#212
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Spain Silber_
Very cheap, center location in europe for less ping
2020-10-13 18:50
Need Liquid as well. Show these Euros what's up. Can't wait for Ethan and Brehze to show EU riflers how it's done.
2020-10-13 18:44
#229
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
2020-10-13 22:12
dis aint gonna age well im afraid
2020-10-13 23:53
they will get recked just like mibr
2020-10-13 19:11
#215
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Brazil _Awper
2020-10-13 19:13
Come to eu
2020-10-13 20:09
lol ok
2020-10-13 21:28
cant wait to see the boys get destroyed in EU T_T
2020-10-13 23:52
na cs is dead
2020-10-14 01:10
#242
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Denmark Zaerdna
What about the NA blast thingy?
2020-10-14 11:48
first try to be best in NA then come to EU LMAO
2020-10-14 14:16
Axaxaxa RIP EG))))) EU/CIS beat US
2020-10-14 15:46
#248
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United States kza7
Finally get some good competition so the boys can improve more :)
2020-10-14 15:50
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