EG edge past Heroic in IEM Summer; Complexity see off FPX

The North Americans move on in Group B's upper bracket after posting a surprising victory.

Evil Geniuses are back. After months of struggle and frustration, the North Americans, languishing at No.38 in the world rankings, turned in an impressive display to move past world No.2 Heroic and secure a place in the single-elimination playoffs. Whatever happens from now on, EG have made a success of their IEM Summer run and earned a much-needed lifeline. They will return to action on Sunday in the group's upper bracket final against either OG or Virtus.pro for a spot in the semi-finals.

The opening map of the series, Inferno, was a keenly-contested affair that was decided in overtime. Evil Geniuses were on the front foot from the start and reached map point at 15-11, but they were unable to deliver the finishing blow in regulation as Heroic made a last-ditch rally. Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali had two crucial multi-kill rounds that kept the Danes in the game, but there was no stopping EG in the extra rounds.

EG defeated Heroic in three maps

The North American team carried that momentum into the following map, Nuke, as they stormed to a commanding 11-0 lead on the CT side. Things were starting to look bleak for Heroic, but the Danish team managed to muster four rounds in the half with great individual plays to keep their comeback hopes alive. The whole shape of the game changed dramatically in the second half, with Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller and René "⁠TeSeS⁠" Madsen combining for 33 frags as Heroic secured the map in the final round of regulation to level the series.

Owen "⁠oBo⁠" Schlatter turned up the heat on Mirage, racking up 18 frags on the defence as Evil Geniuses secured a promising 10-5 lead. Heroic showed their class after the break and kept trying to chip away at the deficit, but EG held on thanks to a crucial 1v3 clutch by Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz and put the series to bed just when overtime seemed inevitable.

Meanwhile, Complexity moved on in Group A's lower bracket following a 2-1 victory against FunPlus Phoenix. The former GODSENT team drew first blood in the series with an overtime victory on Inferno, where Pavle "⁠Maden⁠" Bošković produced another stellar display (1.61 rating, 38-19 KD-D), but then they lost their grip on Overpass halfway through the game and let a 12-7 lead slip. Complexity were in control on Nuke from the offset, limiting their opponents to five rounds in each half to run out victors in the series and set up a lower bracket final match against the winner of Gambit vs. Astralis.

Matchpage
1
2
4th June 2021
17
Inferno
19
16
Nuke
14
13
Mirage
16
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
72 - 63 +9 82.0 1.17
70 - 62 +8 79.2 1.13
56 - 63 -7 67.9 1.00
59 - 65 -6 70.1 0.95
59 - 62 -3 60.0 0.92
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
75 - 67 +8 89.3 1.21
64 - 58 +6 72.1 1.13
60 - 60 0 67.2 0.96
60 - 64 -4 65.9 0.95
55 - 69 -14 65.6 0.89
15
Inferno
19
16
Overpass
13
16
Nuke
10
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
63 - 54 +9 81.0 1.19
68 - 61 +7 84.9 1.08
53 - 55 -2 70.5 1.06
58 - 54 +4 69.1 1.05
56 - 60 -4 66.4 1.00
 FunPlus Phoenix K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
80 - 59 +21 93.0 1.28
63 - 61 +2 77.2 1.10
54 - 58 -4 61.6 0.96
44 - 60 -16 60.1 0.84
38 - 60 -22 53.4 0.74
Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
520
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
Denmark René 'TeSeS' Madsen
René 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
672
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
826
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
United States Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Age:
17
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
313
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1247
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1316
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
EG should add even more EU players to their team and they might become a really good team!
2021-06-04 21:08
4 replies
ahhahaahh +1
2021-06-04 21:08
Idk bro, maybe they just need more woodwind instruments...
2021-06-04 21:14
EU EXCUSES LOL, OBO WAS THE ONE POPPED OFF
2021-06-04 23:43
#55
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Germany Zedano
+1
2021-06-05 00:04
ez+gg=eg
2021-06-04 21:08
ez4g0dfig
2021-06-04 21:08
NA is back guys, EU and CIS teams are shaking hahahaha
2021-06-04 21:10
1 reply
i dont think
2021-06-04 21:20
zews was the problem
2021-06-04 21:10
Where is all the -Stanisław comments?? Hahahha
2021-06-04 21:11
1 reply
#54
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Australia kaos0002
-stanislaw +12 yr old who can spell icup
2021-06-05 00:01
Brehze needs to step up the game ASAP
2021-06-04 21:11
1 reply
#21
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United States NABOT
He’s playing well they just had to make him play support to fill the void Tarik left
2021-06-04 21:14
Heroic and Gambot era 2 months
2021-06-04 21:13
3 replies
but im more happy to see heroic losing. Hunded doesnt deserve a second chance... specially they had him as an analyst during his ban. Go to see eg perform well again.
2021-06-05 00:39
2 replies
Indeed I lost all respect to hunden and Heroic
2021-06-05 01:48
1 reply
+111
2021-06-05 09:27
Still disappointed in FPX they do the same mistakes over and over again, too much forcing and too many unnecessary fights taken.... otherwise would be a great team and both their last matches would’ve ended 2-0 in favor of them.
2021-06-04 21:13
#18
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United States mattgg2015
Free Maden
2021-06-04 21:14
fucking disband heroic xaxaxa
2021-06-04 21:15
EG disband cancelled
2021-06-04 21:15
Oh wow
2021-06-04 21:17
Now imagine if Brehze starts popping off like he used to. Damn, that could make EG a scary team.
2021-06-04 21:17
1 reply
#56
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United States NABOT
It'll be hard in his support roles, but yeah
2021-06-05 00:08
Unlucky for FPX, needed a couple of rounds to qualify for playoffs :(
2021-06-04 21:19
1 reply
8-2 lead on overpass and losing 13-16 kekw
2021-06-05 03:46
EG disband cancelled!
2021-06-04 21:21
That is... disappointing
2021-06-04 21:22
EU fans malding with their hate boners for NA
2021-06-04 21:24
LUL EG all they had to do was -zews
2021-06-04 21:24
jks performing? rare events happening today
2021-06-04 21:24
#36
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United States Gonginator
Damn lol, EG and Complexity pulled through in the end. What happened to Brehze though? He's doing bad compared to how he was playing 2-3 months ago.
2021-06-04 21:33
2 replies
#52
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Finland kalza1
he is filling tariks role as support
2021-06-04 23:43
1 reply
#66
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United States Gonginator
So he went from being a star player to taking one for the team? That seems like a terrible idea because they'd be ruining him as a player and his skill would go to waste.
2021-06-05 03:20
Now EG haters are gone... but in the next defeat "Kick Stanislaw" comes back. Kekw
2021-06-04 21:35
1 reply
#75
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Philippines novuki
EG haters are disappointed EG fans
2021-06-05 15:46
#38
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Brazil Anarchybr
Nice!! Finally some life on EG. I wonder if this can be the turning point that prevent them from disbanding? I was like 100% sure that if they had a bad result here they would disband
2021-06-04 21:38
#39
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Poland SebL
Well that's what happens when stan doesn't play like a complete bot. Heroic is a really good team and I think they will make it to the playoffs still, but this is actually a really big upset by EG. Complexity getting another W here seems crazy, they don't know how to use the firepower of their players for like what 6 months already? FPX is a really good team, I'm really surprised that they lost here.
2021-06-04 21:49
3 replies
Yeah both of these felt like upsets honestly, CoL has looked rough lately
2021-06-05 07:45
1 reply
#76
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Poland SebL
coL seems to not know how to use their players in the best way, + they are making so many basics mistake that really make me feel that keita should be fired.
2021-06-05 16:55
here we are and Heroic aren't in playoffs LUL
2021-06-06 00:40
What a great match to watch!
2021-06-04 21:51
#42
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African Union mikecool
maven with an 80 bomb over the bo3 series
2021-06-04 22:01
oBo's aim is so crisp
2021-06-04 22:05
good day for bulgarian cs hope both teams can get back in their top shape very soon consistency>everything imo
2021-06-04 23:11
Wow..EG beating Heroic was surprising
2021-06-04 23:12
Made deserves better.. 2nd series in a row that he drops 80+
2021-06-04 23:14
#49
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Brazil Karlogaria
Zews was the problem
2021-06-04 23:25
gg Heroic 👍 It was interesting match even my favourite team lost
2021-06-04 23:40
Maden to Faze ?
2021-06-04 23:40
1 reply
Just what they want, another baiter
2021-06-05 09:43
#57
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Australia Cheesle2
Jks playing well lets goooo!
2021-06-05 00:32
THEY DID SOMETHING
2021-06-05 01:27
how EG won this match impossible
2021-06-05 02:37
#65
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Finland H0rnPub
much needed win for NA scene
2021-06-05 02:55
Zews was the problem ? Save Maden btw
2021-06-05 03:47
Brehze already in valorant mode
2021-06-05 09:14
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