Liquid replace Evil Geniuses at IEM Global Challenge

Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz's team has skipped another event due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions.

Evil Geniuses have decided to withdraw from IEM Global Challenge, with Liquid being invited to replace them as the next North American team in line according to ESL's World Ranking, the organizers have announced.

The $500,000 tournament is the second EG have decided to pass up on as a result of "COVID-19 related restrictions" within the past week, after they also skipped the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown at the last minute for the same reason.

Liquid will extend their stay in Europe

Evil Geniuses' withdrawal from the tournament means that they have nothing left in the calendar until the beginning of 2021, with their next showing set to be at the BLAST Premier Global Finals on January 18-24. They last attended IEM Beijing-Haidan in North America, where they placed third-fourth after a loss to Chaos in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, Liquid will prolong their stay in Europe until the end of the year. So far, their campaign in the Old Continent saw them go out in the semi-finals of BLAST Premier Fall Showdown at the hands of FURIA and fail to qualify for the Finals.

At the moment, Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip and company are competing in DreamHack Masters Winter, in which the North American side is currently playing against mousesports in Group B's upper bracket quarter-finals.

IEM Global Challenge is set to run from December 15-20 with eight teams in attendance, including the world's top four sides according to HLTV.org's ranking — Vitality, Heroic, Natus Vincere, and Astralis — as well as FURIA, Complexity, and Chaos.

Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1185
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1311
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
NA garbage
2020-11-30 18:32
13 replies
#7
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Finland EnceIsSoBad
+1
2020-11-30 18:33
4 replies
why Liquid? just invite any tier 2-3 EU team and they can do better
2020-11-30 19:01
3 replies
#72
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Brazil SsantoI
I even understand your point of putting a European team to be better, but EG came from the NA ranking and the second team was Liquid
2020-11-30 19:16
EG got automatically invited from ESL rankings and TL is the team under them so that's why
2020-12-01 06:24
UK fan lol. UK has like one pro player usa is better then your region nt mens 0/8. UK worst region
2020-12-01 11:52
#11
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Algeria Tari)))
disband inc
2020-11-30 18:34
they need good AWP, naf just uses it bcz he is forced to
2020-11-30 18:35
yes but still NA > Whole Asia + Africa + Oceania + Middle East so cry
2020-11-30 18:37
1 reply
#48
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Slovakia xaboff
you gotta remeber that recently 2 out of the 4 best NA teams have not been from NA (if we add new mibr then 3/5)
2020-11-30 18:51
+1
2020-11-30 18:54
+1
2020-11-30 18:57
+1
2020-11-30 19:18
yeah first comment and u write the most stupidest thing? not ashamed a bit? :)
2020-11-30 19:19
NA garbage
2020-11-30 18:32
9 replies
+1
2020-11-30 18:34
3 replies
why Liquid? just invite any tier 2-3 EU team and they can do better
2020-11-30 19:03
2 replies
EG got automatically invited from ESL rankings and TL is the team under them so that's why
2020-12-01 09:00
UK fan lol. UK has like one pro player usa is better then your region nt mens 0/8. UK worst region
2020-12-04 22:08
disband inc
2020-11-30 18:34
they need good AWP, naf just uses it bcz he is forced to
2020-11-30 18:40
#32
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France Chylvain2
yes but still NA > Whole Asia + Africa + Oceania + Middle East so cry
2020-11-30 18:41
1 reply
you gotta remeber that recently 2 out of the 4 best NA teams have not been from NA (if we add new mibr then 3/5)
2020-11-30 18:55
+1
2020-12-01 00:51
#3
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United States Team Liquid
doesn't matter if its not on LAN
2020-11-30 18:32
#4
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United States knownsock
tarik kick incoming
2020-11-30 18:33
12 replies
#47
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United States Festive_
+1 he's been playing a lot of valorant recently
2020-11-30 18:50
11 replies
#58
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United States knownsock
i think that may be more because he enjoys it. as much as i like tarik i can’t see him meshing well with ethan brehze and cerq and he’s by far the weakest mechanically
2020-11-30 18:59
10 replies
who's support on EG? is it supposed to be tarik?
2020-11-30 19:00
2 replies
#78
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United States knownsock
Ethan has been playing this glorified support role since like Star Series last year he did an interview about it
2020-11-30 19:39
1 reply
Everyone knows you gotta put the person with the worst hair on support I.e (Xyp9x)
2020-12-01 06:26
#68
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United States Festive_
i'm not saying he wants to leave for valorant (if he gets kicked it'll be because he's the worst player or bad attitude) but if he gets kicked it would be easier for him to get picked up there than in cs i doubt it's relationship with the team though. he's played with them for a long time now and he's good friends with cerq
2020-11-30 19:04
2 replies
#83
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United States knownsock
ya ik what you mean i feel like tariks role of a lan hype man is irrelevant now that zews is on the team
2020-11-30 20:26
1 reply
true tarik's entry needs to get better tbh. i like tarik and his content but he has been playing terribly as of late
2020-12-04 22:12
#80
jks | 
Switzerland kmatwe
Tarik is a solid player with good mechanics. He is playing very well as a support. If he needs to he can frag. I dont see any good player in Na than would be better than him.
2020-11-30 19:50
tarik could switch to be an IGL and join a diff NA or even international team (FaZe maybe, would also kinda fit FaZe's style)
2020-12-01 02:02
2 replies
turok in faze ekekekkeekekkekekekekek keep that garbage confined to na , liquid best suited
2020-12-01 08:07
1 reply
Major MVP baby!
2020-12-01 15:59
#5
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Finland EnceIsSoBad
Disband inc
2020-11-30 18:33
EG disband?
2020-11-30 18:33
#8
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Algeria Tari)))
NA DEAD
2020-11-30 18:33
lol nuts
2020-11-30 18:33
undeserved
2020-11-30 18:34
Eg is traumatized
2020-11-30 18:34
Who cars about IEM 🤡nline challenge
2020-11-30 18:35
2 replies
+1
2020-11-30 18:39
+1
2020-12-01 08:33
It seems that EG's decision to go back for IEM Beijing NA, was their worst ever decision.
2020-11-30 18:35
#17
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Latvia YungPan666
Why not VP?
2020-11-30 18:35
LULquid
2020-11-30 18:36
undeserved
2020-11-30 18:37
1 reply
#106
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Serbia CoVRa
+1
2020-12-01 08:04
#21
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Canada GGNORE33
Who gives a F about them traveling to EU...ofc they won't easy paychecks no pracc nothing all the teams that they have to play against there (decent one that you can actually do something/learn) are in EU. Just an excuse to extend the holiday ;) What you expect from Tarik and co
2020-11-30 18:37
1 reply
#107
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Serbia CoVRa
+1
2020-12-01 08:05
#23
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Germany 21_Savage
they lost to Triumph lol
2020-11-30 18:37
#24
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Jordan Zereeni
undeserved
2020-11-30 18:38
Chaos wont be able to come aswell i think :((
2020-11-30 18:39
5 replies
#49
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United States Festive_
why not?
2020-11-30 18:52
4 replies
cause of those travel restrictions no? But I really hope they make it
2020-11-30 21:30
3 replies
#96
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United States Festive_
as far as i know the only restriction in California is a 14 day quarantine when they come back. 2 week quarantine is unpleasant but worth it for the biggest tournament they’ve ever qualified for. i don’t think covid restrictions are the only reason keeping EG in the US
2020-12-01 00:24
2 replies
Maybe some low-key depression in the team. They probably need time to stay home and chill and not need to worry.
2020-12-01 06:29
1 reply
#114
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United States Festive_
true. burnout and exhaustion are definitely possibilities and traveling during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years sucks
2020-12-01 19:28
Spirit would be better
2020-11-30 18:39
4 replies
#76
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United States Bernie8817
It's regarding the Ranks in NA. EG were the best team not yet qualified in NA, but because they can't come, it goes to the second one, which happens to be Liquid. I really think some other teams would be better, but this is how the tournament put, so... Let's just hope they play at least good enough in order not to make me cringe...
2020-11-30 19:27
2 replies
I know that it’s because of NA But they are all weak
2020-11-30 22:00
1 reply
#88
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United States Bernie8817
Yeah... Teams in NA right now are playing in a lower level than teams in EU. I guess they just need to hope it gets better as these tournaments happen and NA teams go to EU.
2020-11-30 22:01
and so much more fun to watch
2020-12-01 08:09
bootcamp time
2020-11-30 18:40
tbh none these events matter for NA for rest of the year whether they in EU or not.
2020-11-30 18:41
F
2020-11-30 18:41
Mousesports or G2 were more than deserved than this team. Anyway good for liquid.
2020-11-30 18:42
Why not mouz? Chaos and Furia are enough NA.
2020-11-30 18:42
1 reply
Why Mouz? Even faze would be more reasonable if they were to get an EU team because they won New York.
2020-12-01 06:36
Just disband already
2020-11-30 18:42
#36
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Czech Republic Venckor
They do not really deserve it, but it makes me happy as Liquid fan
2020-11-30 18:43
2 replies
+1 happy to see them there as a fan but eg doesn’t deserve the spot either and they’re the biggest betas ever for dodging eu
2020-11-30 18:58
1 reply
Woah man call down. What if one of them or their family members got covid.
2020-12-01 19:42
#37
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Poland Amirek
Liquid seems kinda undeserved
2020-11-30 18:43
NA garbage
2020-11-30 18:43
WASTED SPOT
2020-11-30 18:44
#40
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United States TwistzzAIM
ez
2020-11-30 18:45
Why tf EG went back to NA when they could qualify for IEM being the #1 NA ranked .
2020-11-30 18:46
1 reply
Quarantine depression? They probably need time off on the holidays to regain their confidence from losing to chaos and getting smashed in EU.
2020-12-01 19:44
#42
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Korea GODNiKo
EG disband lol tarik only plays valorant finally cerq gonna join a complexity -poizon +cerq
2020-11-30 18:47
1 reply
yes please
2020-11-30 19:04
Well IEM is not going as planned huh?Sad tbh.Atleast we'll have NaVi v Vitality again(hopefully).
2020-11-30 18:47
#44
roeJ | 
Germany L1lK1M
Why doesnt TL have the same restrictions? Doesnt make sense...
2020-11-30 18:47
5 replies
I'm pretty sure cus they're already in Europe
2020-11-30 18:59
4 replies
#71
roeJ | 
Germany L1lK1M
They travelled to Europe when EG said they couldnt... so whats your point?
2020-11-30 19:16
3 replies
EG can't right now, both teams travelled to Europe when restrictions loosened, EG went back home but Liquid didn't so now Liquid are stuck in Europe and EG stuck in NA cus restrictions have tightened
2020-11-30 19:24
2 replies
#77
roeJ | 
Germany L1lK1M
Ok but TL travelled to EU the same day EG announced they won't attend.. so why could TL travel and EG couldnt a week or two weeks ago?
2020-11-30 19:27
1 reply
Probably has something to do with pre-travel restrictions. Liquid had planned to travel to EU around the time EG did. But EG made the mistake of coming back and now they are unable to go back.
2020-11-30 20:14
cya liquid not even going outta playoffs
2020-11-30 18:48
#46
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Slovakia xaboff
SERIOUS QUESTION how did Liquid get into EU and how will Chaos get into EU if EG can't?
2020-11-30 18:49
3 replies
maybe cause EG was in europe before going back to US. so you maybe cant travel back to europe? or maybe its the 14days lockdown in the country you arrive making issues?
2020-11-30 23:04
2 replies
#92
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Slovakia xaboff
The first makes the most sense, while the second makes no sense, because you could just travel to a different country or just play in quarantine
2020-11-30 23:14
1 reply
depends of the quarantine... depends of the country, maybe youre lockdown in a special place with no internet :D
2020-12-01 00:21
wasted spot
2020-11-30 18:55
Typical ESL cozies up with a brand-name team to get viewers. They can totally invite a better and more deserving team to join.
2020-11-30 18:56
eg scared of eu lmao
2020-11-30 18:57
5 replies
eg so much better than chokequid
2020-11-30 18:59
4 replies
eg so good they dodged eu you right eg goes home without a single series win in eu, liquid >>>>>>> eg
2020-11-30 18:59
3 replies
na bro liquid ass after they kicked adren sorry bro just facts
2020-11-30 19:00
2 replies
still better than trash geniuses, sorry not sorry eg even postponed their games for blm, biggest betas ever. liquid only did because of cringe chaos
2020-11-30 19:01
1 reply
you saying blm is cringe racist bitch chaos could easily beat liquid after LIQUID LOST TO TRIUMPH LUL AT LEAST EG LOST TO A GOOD TEAM
2020-11-30 19:03
diversion from the real news
2020-11-30 19:08
#70
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Albania aplasa
bruh , Team Chokequid will lose their first match
2020-11-30 19:19
Why Liquid? They are bots
2020-11-30 19:41
#82
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Brazil Anarchybr
Imagine going to EU to just lose 2 games and don’t play any other matches at all. Lol EG’s manager is a braindead for making the team go back to US play a shitty tier 5 tournament
2020-11-30 20:16
#84
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Poland SebL
Liquid is showing potential, I'm happy that we will see them at this event. Sad that EG can't atted, It would be interesting to see them aswell.
2020-11-30 20:30
#85
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South America ZyvvOo
wasted spot give it to Mibr
2020-11-30 20:31
EG manager should be definitely fired over this. What is this awful planning. They were in EU already... just wait a couple of weeks and play the biggest 2-3 tournaments of the year in EU. Why go back to NA at all??
2020-11-30 22:12
1 reply
well, better make excuses than get embarrassed and eliminated in 3 games by tier 2 EU teams.
2020-11-30 23:28
EG will annonce replacement soon... its obvious
2020-11-30 23:02
Both NA teams eliminated from Blast Both NA teams eliminated from Dreamhack
2020-11-30 23:30
LETS FUCKING GO
2020-12-01 00:56
GL!
2020-12-01 01:17
lol what's happening eg
2020-12-01 01:27
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