EG top IEM New York Group A as New England Whalers upset FURIA

The MDL roster prevailed in a two-map series over the Brazilian hot-shots, dealing them their only loss of the group stage.

FURIA had entered IEM New York hot off a tournament victory, having swept 100 Thieves in a grand final just days prior to win ESL Pro League Season 12 North America. A flawless run through the group stage of IEM New York, including a second series victory over Evil Geniuses, had put Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan's troops at the top Group A, leaving them first in line for a semi-final bye heading into the playoffs.

New England Whalers, meanwhile, had come into the tournament fielding a stand-in, utilizing Brandon "⁠BOOBIE⁠" Roberts in place of Brendan "⁠Bwills⁠" Williams due to an early roster lock for the event, with one of their first matches seeing them fall 0-2 to EG. The Whalers still demonstrated good form as they dealt with the likes of Triumph and Rebirth in their group to assure themselves of a spot in playoffs, but it was a surprise victory over FURIA on the final day of the group stage that changed the overall standings, with Evil Geniuses taking the top spot and FURIA ending up as the third seed coming out of their group.

ben1337 and company surprised FURIA on Mirage and Nuke

BOOBIE and Ben "⁠ben1337⁠" Smith were at the helm of the Whalers' success on Mirage, with the team running up an 11-4 lead at the end of their offensive effort against the Brazilians. A pistol round victory and subsequent conversions in the second half offered FURIA brief respite, but it was not long before the Whalers brought an end to their map pick, 16-9.

Nuke was a closer affair as FURIA began to claw back, making up for an 0-4 start as they edged out a one-round lead by the break. Strong performances from Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato and Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles helped FURIA maintain their lead after the break, with the team putting themselves moments away from a victory at 14-9. However, a comeback effort from the Whalers kicked off in full force, with the MDL team securing seven rounds straight to stave off their opposition and edge out the map win, 16-14, to take the series.

 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 44 - 33 +11 83.1 1.23
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 45 - 34 +11 74.1 1.14
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 35 - 37 -2 69.3 0.94
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 27 - 45 -18 69.4 0.80
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 21 - 41 -20 54.9 0.68
 New England Whalers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Brandon 'BOOBIE' RobertsBOOBIE 44 - 35 +9 86.6 1.23
United States Ben 'ben1337' Smithben1337 37 - 33 +4 78.3 1.17
United States Josh 'PwnAlone' PiguePwnAlone 33 - 30 +3 65.7 1.07
Canada Jonathan 'djay' Dallaldjay 36 - 36 0 73.9 1.04
United States Ramal 'Rampage' SilvaRampage 38 - 38 0 70.3 1.04
United States Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
499
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Brendan 'Bwills' Williams
Brendan 'Bwills' Williams
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
354
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
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
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
638
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.57
APR:
0.13
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
United States Brandon 'BOOBIE' Roberts
Brandon 'BOOBIE' Roberts
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
236
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
nice
2020-10-14 00:06
damn
2020-10-14 00:08
furia won the head-to-head vs EG, why is EG placed above them?
2020-10-14 02:12
Round Difference
2020-10-14 02:22
wow thats retarded, teams who play inferno are at a disavantage
2020-10-14 04:35
yeah, but it was a three way tie (EG beat NEW, NEW beat FURIA, FURIA beat EG) so it went to round difference, not much else they could do
2020-10-14 07:22
But Furia had a better RD than new shouldnt they have finished second?
2020-10-14 14:10
hmmm if it was just regular RD, yes, they must do something else with it, or not use RD at all (I just heard that is what they used, I really don't know, and I don't know where their rulebook is either)
2020-10-14 17:16
They normally use map wins before RD. Furia got 2-0'ed by NE Whalers so if the other teams got a 1-2 on their losing series that'd potentially explain it.
2020-10-15 00:11
Furia should be third under the whalers btw
2020-10-14 02:22
#42
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Australia zi8gzag
+1
2020-10-14 04:04
thanks for the odds
2020-10-14 00:06
lul
2020-10-14 00:06
xaxa
2020-10-14 00:07
who cars
2020-10-14 00:07
furia iem winner
2020-10-14 00:07
#8
maga | 
North America Shehp
-furia +disband
2020-10-14 00:07
Poggers whalers= top 5 na confirmed
2020-10-14 00:07
#10
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United Kingdom novaseer
everyone saying furia #1, where are ya now lol
2020-10-14 00:08
matchfix?
2020-10-14 00:12
#13
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United States B0b3rT
I knew they would win let’s go
2020-10-14 00:16
nt boobie
2020-10-14 00:41
#31
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United States B0b3rT
Wtf I’m not bew
2020-10-14 01:36
EG is looking great atm., they are one of the best teams in the world for me. New England Whalers are looking great aswell, TOP 30 team for me. FURIA great to, TOP 5 team for me.
2020-10-14 00:19
thanks for opinion. I agree.
2020-10-14 08:39
Have a nice day.
2020-10-14 10:46
kinda bullshit tbh, furia rekt EG, now EG are before them with the same amount of points? Do they rank them by round differentials before going for head to head?
2020-10-14 00:21
FURIA > EG. EG > Whalers Whalers > FURIA triple draw, nothing new
2020-10-14 00:25
eg > everyone else in NA nt brahzil
2020-10-14 01:38
Whalers > FURIA ????? (NO COMENTS... OMG)
2020-10-14 15:18
that's how championship works, if you win, you are better than your opponent... maybe this is to much for your little brain with little to no interpretation capacity, but give it a try: WIN = +3 pts DRAW = +1 pts (not allowed, since bo3) LOSE = 0 pts FURIA, EG and Whalers = 4 wins, 1 lose = 12 pts each, which we call a DRAW (happens when the competitors have the same amount of points). For this case, we have something called the "Rulebook", which states what to do in case of a DRAW. Since this is a triple draw in points AND in head-to-head (since FURIA won against EG, EG won against Whalers and Whalers won against FURIA). For this case, they will account the number of maps won/lose, rounds won/lose, etc...
2020-10-14 18:57
#16
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Indonesia draizze
Any chance Furia throw this game to avoid meeting Chaos?
2020-10-14 00:22
#51
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Canada firtlast
chaos didnt even qual LMAO
2020-10-14 08:33
#56
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Indonesia draizze
Yeah, that was surprising. I wrote that when Chaos hasn't played their match yet.
2020-10-14 11:21
This has match fixing written all over it. Furia already qualified for playoffs, this match meant nothing to them.
2020-10-14 00:23
It's not a matchfix. They're probably just testing strats
2020-10-14 03:05
#19
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Brazil conradosu
furia being troll against little teams as always
2020-10-14 00:26
You sound like a Trump voter. When stuff goes against him, there's always an excuse.
2020-10-14 01:06
Stuff goes against him and he still wins...same thing gonna happen on november...
2020-10-14 01:18
#30
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Brazil conradosu
nah, its just facts
2020-10-14 01:19
#47
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United States mickdo
Lol? Random retard leftist nt
2020-10-14 07:26
#50
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Canada firtlast
your brain is as developed as xantares’ gamesense
2020-10-14 08:33
Lol, good lord your special.
2020-10-14 18:16
#20
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United States Phamous3k
Uh Oh... NA Scene might have some hope lol
2020-10-14 00:28
#21
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Germany Germania
Furia wtf
2020-10-14 00:28
Imagine losing to a guy called BOOBIE
2020-10-14 00:37
#23
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Brazil conradosu
lmfao
2020-10-14 00:39
Pug team vs pug team
2020-10-14 00:43
ez for boobie
2020-10-14 00:48
#27
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United States Sipit
Lets Go!
2020-10-14 00:59
#33
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United States Gonginator
Holy shit lol. I would've expected to see PwnAlone and/or djay carrying the series if they pulled an upset like this.
2020-10-14 01:50
ben1337 is always getting on teams that somehow do good,
2020-10-14 02:23
Imagine getting creamed by BOOBIE
2020-10-14 02:34
#41
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United States Frotha
EZ for New Angle Land
2020-10-14 03:41
bruh kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-10-14 04:18
Clearly for strats. Kscerato awping, Art playing mp9 almost every round lul they're just chilling cause it aint that important ~
2020-10-14 06:08
#53
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Europe mAngOnice
That wasnt the case at all, they were playing serious, trust me, i watched game
2020-10-14 09:45
How FURIA that defeats TL, EG, 100T can't beat Chaos and NEW???????????????????????????????????
2020-10-14 08:17
#49
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Canada firtlast
10 odds on whalers GOD BLESS
2020-10-14 08:31
just a matchfixing lmao
2020-10-14 10:33
+1
2020-10-14 14:12
FURIA likes free betting money
2020-10-14 11:46
#60
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Ukraine FGVM
WP GOD BOOBIE, POG
2020-10-14 14:56
EG and TL are one of the best teams atm, Furia not so much. TL will destroy Brazilian noobs! Disband 2.0 incoming!
2020-10-14 15:50
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