OG clinch IEM Summer semi-final berth over Evil Geniuses

The North American squad will have to start their playoff run in the quarter-finals.

OG have topped the IEM Summer Group B upper bracket, securing a spot directly in the tournament’s semi-finals. Mateusz "⁠mantuu⁠" Wilczewski and company did so by defeating Evil Geniuses, who had been showing renewed good form by defeating Spirit and Heroic, in a series that went to three maps.

Evil Geniuses, who weren’t able to convert the series into a victory after a spectacular comeback on OG’s map pick, Dust2, before losing their own pick and the decider map one-sidedly, will now have face none other than the world's No.1 team in the world, Gambit, in the playoffs.

"I’m really confident in our map pool and we haven’t even shown some surprises yet, maybe we’ll get to show them this tournament," Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen said after discussing the team's blunder on Dust2, which he attributed to overconfidence and too much clutter in communications during freezetime. "All I’m saying is that I feel like I can pick anything and we have all the right keys to win it. I feel really confident and like no one can stop us right now."

OG have completed the Group B gauntlet without a loss

Evil Geniuses and OG got off to a close start to the series on Dust2, where the two teams took turns linking streaks of rounds back-and-forth until the half. Up by one, the team led by Aleksib were able to further extend their lead after switching to the defending side, where they hit double digits after winning the pistol round and slowly started to run away with their map pick. Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz and company had a different plan, however, as they pulled off a heroic feat and brought a 7-14 deficit back to a 16-14 victory after a nine-round winning streak.

Despite their first map blunder OG came out on Overpass ready to put up a fight on Evil Geniuses’ map pick. They lost the pistol starting on the CT side, but after winning the forcebuy and building an economy they went on to dominate, powered by Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan and Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså, securing a 12-3 lead at the half. Having secured the second pistol round, OG returned fire and bagged the second map to force the series into a decider.

Inferno started off as a brawl between the two teams, OG as CTs and Evil Geniuses on the attack, fighting to win economic control of the half. It was finally OG, with a red-hot flameZ and mantuu leading the way, that were able to get ahead winning several disputed rounds to a 10-5 score line before switching sides. The European combine continued to plow ahead on the attacking side, winning the map’s second pistol round and closing the half out cleanly, 16-5, to claim a semi-final berth at IEM Summer.

Matchpage
1
2
6th June 2021
Europe
16
Dust2
14
6
Overpass
16
5
Inferno
16
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
42 - 53 -11 67.5 0.90
39 - 50 -11 53.9 0.85
43 - 57 -14 71.9 0.84
35 - 50 -15 56.9 0.82
41 - 59 -18 67.4 0.80
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
74 - 42 +32 91.4 1.53
60 - 36 +24 86.2 1.46
58 - 37 +21 88.5 1.35
44 - 43 +1 81.7 1.14
32 - 42 -10 49.3 0.90
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
281
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
Poland Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
599
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1147
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
903
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1250
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
EG fluke
2021-06-06 17:00
EZ
2021-06-06 17:00
OG TOP 1 SOON
2021-06-06 17:00
9 replies
how soon? i'll mark in my calendar
2021-06-06 17:21
8 replies
#27
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Spain kE01
ahahaha
2021-06-06 17:31
as soon as Akuma get permaban
2021-06-06 17:51
5 replies
meaning never? ok, got it
2021-06-06 18:02
4 replies
this will age like milk
2021-06-06 18:03
3 replies
+1
2021-06-06 19:32
+1
2021-06-07 00:40
+1
2021-06-07 10:28
Juan SOON
2021-06-07 18:16
OG CANT LOSE TO EG
2021-06-06 17:00
#5
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United Kingdom MilkEnjoyer
TOO EZ
2021-06-06 17:00
#6
NiKo | 
Asia LustBoi
EVIL BOT LUL
2021-06-06 17:00
Clinch? That was ez win
2021-06-06 17:01
#8
NAF | 
Canada Dubsyy
nt EG
2021-06-06 17:01
#9
flameZ | 
Israel hagai
EZ for FLAMEZ
2021-06-06 17:01
1 reply
#46
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Finland Nollegee
+1 top 20 player for sure
2021-06-06 23:43
FLAM EZ > MICHU
2021-06-06 17:02
3 replies
#17
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Australia Australis
MICHU > botmez
2021-06-06 17:17
2 replies
M0.84CHU?
2021-06-06 17:19
expected from lulstralis fan
2021-06-06 17:23
#11
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Other norb4ki
where are OG haters now?
2021-06-06 17:04
2 replies
Probably at work it's Monday you know
2021-06-07 18:17
1 reply
#52
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Other norb4ki
You did my day xd
2021-06-08 14:20
#12
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Israel FRIsaac
ez4flamez
2021-06-06 17:04
#13
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Finland Glibsu
OG Semis. So happy for them
2021-06-06 17:05
Always happy to see OG lose. Happy to see OG win. They seem to be getting better.
2021-06-06 17:05
3 replies
#16
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Latvia FieryBlood
bipolar?
2021-06-06 17:07
2 replies
He's Biseksib
2021-06-06 17:47
OG EG lol. EG LOSE!
2021-06-07 03:29
#15
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Latvia FieryBlood
clinch definitely not the word i'd use
2021-06-06 17:06
#18
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Finland H0rnPub
Well there's some hope that EG wont disband, tbh they look way better atm than months ago.
2021-06-06 17:18
#22
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Czech Republic Elkon
#dreamOG
2021-06-06 17:23
EG disband very soon
2021-06-06 17:29
sergej > niko
2021-06-06 17:29
1 reply
#28
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Europe Niko0
Literally any player ever > sergej
2021-06-06 17:32
#25
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United States BombTaco
classic OG match, losing your own map pick and and getting a 16-14 loss
2021-06-06 17:30
2 replies
Losing own map pick, then reverse sweeping the series It's not easy to be OG fan
2021-06-06 17:32
1 reply
+1
2021-06-06 17:37
god flamez
2021-06-06 17:31
OG such a nice team to let EG win the first map like that
2021-06-06 17:38
1 reply
They are just giving the opponent some hope before they are gonna destroy them!!!
2021-06-06 17:46
Happy for Aleksib, hopefully this isn't a fluke
2021-06-06 17:49
1 reply
OG bootcamps are too strong, I hope they'll keep that level when they'll be back on LANs
2021-06-08 14:25
OG always seem to lose their map pick
2021-06-06 18:14
#39
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Poland SebL
OG is just insane. TOP 10 team already in my eyes. stanislaw has to go for EG I feel like, his fragging is just unaceptable.
2021-06-06 18:39
6 replies
Hes a terrible igl and worse fragger.
2021-06-06 19:24
1 reply
#54
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Poland SebL
I wouldn't say he is a terrible leader since EG was no.1 with him as an IGL for some time, but his fragging... He should just become a coach or something.
2021-06-08 19:54
Brehze has been doing worse for the past few series, and he was supposed to be a really good player who is very consistent.
2021-06-06 19:33
3 replies
#55
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Poland SebL
That's for sure because of change of his playstyle, back with tarik and Ethan on the roster he was the kind of lurk guy, that was usually behind, and now he is trying to be an entry fragger, which probably cause why he is inconsistent.
2021-06-08 19:55
2 replies
Yeah, good point, forgot about the role changes because tarik was benched.
2021-06-08 20:03
1 reply
#57
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Poland SebL
They actually changed really a lot, CeRq changed his spots a bit and became more passive, Brehze has completely new roles and positions, the only one that stayed in his roles/positions is stanislaw pretty much.
2021-06-08 20:06
#40
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Philippines babc333
#DREAMOG
2021-06-06 18:42
What was that first map though
2021-06-06 20:33
#45
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Philippines novuki
IDF CS POG
2021-06-06 20:43
#58
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Romania sbnz0r
any cs go team that needs a Rifler pm me
2021-06-08 20:12
#59
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Brazil lordwitd
niko needs to leave, OG could be much stronger
2021-06-10 23:17
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