OG move past Evil Geniuses in BLAST Premier Fall Series

EG find themselves facing elimination against NiP after they lost their first match on European soil.

OG are through to Tuesday's upper bracket final against Natus Vincere in the BLAST Premier Fall Series' Group A after picking up a close victory against Evil Geniuses. Playing their first match since arriving in Europe, the North Americans looked distinctly off the pace in this keenly-contested affair between two top-10 sides.

EG showed character to rally and take the series to a third map after collapsing on Mirage and slipping to an 8-2 deficit on Inferno, but they lacked a killer touch to complete the reserve sweep. They will need a vastly improved performance to avoid an early exit in this tournament against a NiP side who finished in fourth place in DreamHack Open Fall prior to today's 2-0 loss to NAVI.

EG will face NAVI for a spot in the group final

Evil Geniuses came out the better of the two teams as they raced to a 5-1 lead on the offensive side of Mirage, OG's map pick. The European squad tightened up and gradually took the upper hand to end the half with a narrow 8-7 lead, with Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså, Issa "⁠ISSAA⁠" Murad and Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen all sitting at the top of the scoreboard with 13 kills apiece. After switching to the CT side, EG restored parity with a clean pistol round, but their respite was short-lived. OG regained control once they had money in the bank and won eight rounds without response to lock up the map.

OG picked up where they left off as they jumped out to an 8-2 lead on the CT side of Inferno. Things were starting to look desperate for Evil Geniuses as the first half approached its finale, but the North Americans were able to keep the scoreline respectable with a streak of five rounds before they switched to the CT side.

A 1v3 clutch in the pistol round from Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte set EG up for a dream start to the half as the North Americans kept a water-tight defence to hold back their opponents. valde still gave OG's fans some hope with a clutch of his own to break his team's losing streak, but Evil Geniuses responded in the following round to reach map point before putting the game to bed.

OG picked themselves up and cruised to a 10-5 lead thanks to a resolute defensive performance that saw EG struggle to break them down. The tables turned after the side switch as the North Americans took the lead after going on a 9-2 run, but they were unable to deliver the finishing blow. Up 14-12, EG lost control of proceedings as they let their opponents put some rounds together in a chaotic ending to the series.

Matchpage
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2
26th October 2020
Europe
9
Mirage
16
16
Inferno
9
14
Overpass
16
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 62 - 56 +6 83.1 1.18
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 51 - 51 0 70.0 1.05
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 51 - 51 0 67.2 0.99
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 50 - 61 -11 68.7 0.96
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 37 - 50 -13 56.2 0.84
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United Kingdom Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewskimantuu 61 - 44 +17 73.3 1.22
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 61 - 46 +15 77.8 1.17
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 53 - 56 -3 86.4 1.11
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 48 - 54 -6 69.7 1.06
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 44 - 52 -8 60.7 0.88
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1004
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
742
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1050
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
806
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Welcome to europe 😎😎😎
2020-10-27 00:08
22 replies
Lucky win because of the technical timeout at 14:14
2020-10-27 00:10
15 replies
0/8
2020-10-27 00:13
Sure. Without that tech pause, EG would have won that 29. round with 5 USP only.
2020-10-27 00:13
8 replies
I didn't watch the match but EG surely would've won that round. Somehow.
2020-10-27 00:14
7 replies
nop
2020-10-27 01:27
Delusional kid
2020-10-27 04:12
2 replies
Cry is free
2020-10-27 10:31
Wat u sayin
2020-10-27 11:49
Rofl didnt even watch the match, fuck off fake flagging NA bot
2020-10-27 09:39
2 replies
I'm not American wtf?
2020-10-27 10:30
1 reply
Europe to strong for NA
2020-10-27 11:49
NA always unluko
2020-10-27 00:17
#31
RpK | 
France pol44r
Force buy at 14:13 with 2k6 and 2k loss bonus light be the most stupid thing i watched since 2 weeks
2020-10-27 00:33
3 replies
#34
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France SirC44
one player had 1400, even if they save, they don't have much in the next
2020-10-27 00:35
2 replies
tbh u only force on a double if you have rounds to give, otherwise play for ot with the best buy possible
2020-10-27 00:41
#39
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France pol44r
1400+2100 =3500 famas armor 2 flash 1 smoke Rest of the players had 2k+
2020-10-27 00:53
Comes from ruski :D
2020-10-27 09:29
5 replies
Well... 23% of Russia is in Europe but it makes up for 40% of Europe so he can say that.
2020-10-27 11:45
4 replies
No, the Russian Federation is not a part of EU and will not be counted for when you say EU. so it does not "makes up" for anything regarding EU.
2020-10-27 12:25
3 replies
He said Europe not EU
2020-10-27 13:59
2 replies
Russia is still not a part of Europe..
2020-10-27 15:23
1 reply
Part of it geographically is
2020-10-27 15:31
nice
2020-10-27 00:08
#3
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Finland Nollegee
OG <3
2020-10-27 00:08
1 reply
Yes my children oGODS
2020-10-27 07:08
Gg
2020-10-27 00:08
Expected.
2020-10-27 00:09
Is ISSAA still playing from the middle east? Makes it even more embarrassing for EG tbh
2020-10-27 00:09
2 replies
#8
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Finland Nollegee
I think he is
2020-10-27 00:10
#32
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Finland Nollegee
Aleksib said also at the interview that NBK had ping issues during the game on overpass and they didnt get it fixed during those tech pauses
2020-10-27 00:33
Welcome to europe 😎😎😎
2020-10-27 00:10
6 replies
A welcome gift from sexib 😎😎😎👍
2020-10-27 00:36
1 reply
Son, love the holy But don't disrespect the holy AleksiGOD
2020-10-27 07:09
#51
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Brazil SecondKS
2x1, last map 16×14. Wtf?
2020-10-27 02:19
OG BEST TEAM IN DOTA AND CS
2020-10-27 03:46
2 replies
Well, right now they're not the best in Dota. One of the best - yes.
2020-10-27 14:16
1 reply
yeah they lost 2 of their best player tbh
2020-10-28 07:16
#10
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Sweden Fizze
Na LUL
2020-10-27 00:11
Best NA team can't beat an average EU team expected.
2020-10-27 00:11
11 replies
#54
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Brazil Cau3s
Best NA: FURIA
2020-10-27 02:25
4 replies
We will see EU>NA always 😁😁
2020-10-27 03:36
Some won't count Furia as NA though.
2020-10-27 04:19
2 replies
#64
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Sweden SavageSven
By definition Brazil is in South America
2020-10-27 05:38
#82
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Moldova nutel
NA education, NA geography
2020-10-27 09:11
lul. Ofc they can. All these teams can beat each other, depending on the day. EG can surely beat OG, and they almost did.
2020-10-27 09:32
5 replies
It should have been a 2-0 OG literally were trolling on Inferno.
2020-10-27 16:15
4 replies
Ofc they didn't troll. They got smashed on inferno. Thats EG's best map.
2020-10-27 16:21
3 replies
Aleksi said they did a lot of dumb things on Inferno even he said it should have been 2-0
2020-10-27 16:23
2 replies
Lul - so the player who lost the game, said that they should have won :D ofc he did. EG did things on T sided they should not have done also. It should have been a much bigger victory on Inferno. but it was GG. Overall EG is still a better team.
2020-10-27 16:24
1 reply
Yes the better team but lost all 3 b03 against OG :)
2020-10-27 16:25
WELCOME TO EU KEKW
2020-10-27 00:12
#13
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United Kingdom HodlerSome
Questionable force-buys in the end.
2020-10-27 00:13
#17
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Finland H0rnPub
lost to 2 high ping players and a team who has no coach KEKW
2020-10-27 00:15
6 replies
I didnt watch the last map. ISSAA and who had high ping?
2020-10-27 04:47
5 replies
NBK had ping issues on Overpass
2020-10-27 06:24
2 replies
#103
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Finland H0rnPub
Y, he cudnt fix it had to play wit it
2020-10-27 13:39
1 reply
Yep
2020-10-27 13:49
#77
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Finland Nalle1
I think that the casters told at one point that issaa had a ping of 100 for the entire match, but not sure if I heard it right.
2020-10-27 07:15
1 reply
and EG still lost XD
2020-10-27 07:32
Best in NA Loses to like Number 8/9 in EU kek
2020-10-27 00:15
3 replies
2nd best
2020-10-27 00:18
2 replies
Only 2nd best because the actual 2nd best team from NA based on form disbanded. EG is a massively overrated team, showed today.
2020-10-27 02:05
#52
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Brazil SecondKS
3rd *
2020-10-27 02:22
Welcome to europe 😎😎😎
2020-10-27 00:16
2 replies
They will win vs NIP, beat OG and then Navi :D you heard it here first
2020-10-27 09:33
1 reply
nt
2020-10-28 01:30
EU IGL: "im hard on myself for mistakes we made even though we won" NA IGL: "THEY GOT LUCKY BRUH"
2020-10-27 00:19
4 replies
#37
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Finland Nollegee
+1 OG wants to improve all the time and Aleksib wasnt happy with the results today. The game went too close.
2020-10-27 00:37
1 reply
That's the path of righteousness I've been sent to lead you all on
2020-10-27 07:12
did the IGLs say this during interviews?
2020-10-27 04:48
1 reply
Yeah Aleksib said that he's tilted even though they won the game
2020-10-27 06:29
Expected, NA CS level omegalul
2020-10-27 00:22
#24
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Indonesia enbiarke
Let's go
2020-10-27 00:25
#26
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China HEIDASHUAi
OG welcomes EG to Europe
2020-10-27 00:28
#28
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Brazil Motoca8000
OG is bad or EG is great? This game was close
2020-10-27 00:29
ok
2020-10-27 00:30
#33
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New Zealand LewsTherin
s1mple has as many kills in 2 maps as the top fragger here has in 3 maps. Damn.
2020-10-27 00:34
2 replies
Go away newf
2020-10-27 07:12
1 reply
spell? no? ok? bye
2020-10-28 23:19
NBKing
2020-10-27 00:35
Luckiest win I’ve seen in a longgg time. EG deserved that one for sure
2020-10-27 01:38
16 replies
Cope
2020-10-27 01:43
0/8
2020-10-27 01:58
EG have terrible IGL and predictable play style, they're hugely overrated.
2020-10-27 02:06
0/8
2020-10-27 02:07
#48
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Hungary Gubipe
No, NA csgo is really bad. OG could have easily taken that 2-0. The problem is they had some miss communications due to how hyped they were from the first map. To add on, issaa is playing from the middle east, so his ping is way higher than the others. I personally do not think tarik and stan are a good fit for EG.
2020-10-27 02:08
4 replies
lul.. flair checks out. they got their ass beaten on Inferno :D the NA "trash" made them look like 14 years old girls. +1 +1 +1 +1
2020-10-27 09:35
3 replies
#107
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Hungary Gubipe
yet the 14 year old girls then beat your NA trash lol
2020-10-27 14:19
2 replies
But close match (:
2020-10-27 15:23
1 reply
#121
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Hungary Gubipe
true
2020-10-28 13:25
Yeah, OG so lucky, cuz NA 600iq players force at 14-13 with 4 players having 2k+ and only one on 1.4k, who could have still bought famas and utility next round. Because of that decision losing 14th to OG with shit force, 15th round with 5 usps and still so-so buy for the last round.
2020-10-27 02:14
1 reply
#66
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United States Masshole
+1
2020-10-27 05:54
#56
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Ukraine ksay
mmm idk about that
2020-10-27 02:58
2:8 to 16:9 then 4:10 to 10:10 because of lucky rounds I dont really think eg deserved that win
2020-10-27 06:17
1 reply
CSGO is about luck and timing man :D
2020-10-29 09:58
xaxaxa wtf?
2020-10-27 07:13
Wellcome to eu bro lul
2020-10-27 11:55
Expected
2020-10-27 02:19
Really close and exciting game to watch, im gad NA and EU are mixed again it will let NA teams get better again and a little change in who we see verse is fun.
2020-10-27 02:24
1 reply
+1 great game
2020-10-27 14:30
Welcome to EU
2020-10-27 02:47
WELCOME TO EU
2020-10-27 04:37
I was laughing like idiot when reading chat like "NA CS KEKW" ""EU RETAKE KEKW"
2020-10-27 07:06
May AleksiGOD bless us all
2020-10-27 07:13
#80
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Poland SebL
OG is looking really good rn. EG is showing some potential, with small changes they still can be T1 imo.
2020-10-27 07:51
#81
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Sweden Kasidro
NA 0 iq force at 13-14
2020-10-27 08:17
Where is NA now
2020-10-27 09:26
I like the idea of everybody from the EU thinks that the teams in EU are unbeatable. This match was close, and could get either teams a win. All these teams regardless of NA or EU can beat each other, depends the day. It dosent matter what region you comes from. Guess somebody already forgot 2019..
2020-10-27 09:39
There is photo of Aleksib and under photo title - EG will face NAVI for a spot in the Fall Finals. Valve, plz fix!
2020-10-27 09:48
1 reply
I wanted to see NaVi vs EG
2020-10-27 09:49
OWWWNAGE !
2020-10-27 11:09
rofl No2 in NA rekt by an average EU Team :D
2020-10-27 11:17
1 reply
#109
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Brazil Roufas
rekt is blowing it way out of proportion, this game couldnt have been closer.
2020-10-27 14:33
"EG WILL FACE NAVI FOR FALL FINAL SPOT" BELOW THE PICTURE KEKW HLTV
2020-10-27 15:56
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