Liquid eliminate Evil Geniuses from BLAST Premier

Evil Geniuses will compete in the Showdown for the chance to reach BLAST Fall Final.

Liquid confidently took down Evil Geniuses after a 2-0 series, bouncing back from yesterday's defeat against Vitality. The North Americans will face Astralis on Saturday to decide who will secure a spot in the Fall Final and the chance to face Vitality for the top spot in Group A.

"It was a good easy win for us, as expected," said Liquid's coach Eric "⁠adreN⁠" Hoag in regards to their win against Evil Geniuses, who played with two stand-ins after Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte and Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz decided to sit out the event for personal reasons.

When talking about Liquid's preparation for the match, the American coach stated they focused more on themselves rather than on their opponents: "This match was more about ourselves, just making sure we don't have a bad mental state or breakdown."

NAF led the way on Mirage for Team Liquid

Evil Geniuses were not able to find success on their pick of Mirage, only taking five rounds on their T side despite an exemplary performance from Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller. Liquid meanwhile executed a rock-solid defense with some great retakes on the B bombsite on their way to close the half 10-5.

Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo's men were not looking to slow down. Liquid orchestrated a near-flawless T side which saw them drop only one round before securing the map 16-6.

The situation deteriorated even further on Vertigo for Evil Geniuses as they struggled to find their footing on the CT side, only being able to claim three rounds thanks to the heroics of Teodor "⁠SPELLAN⁠" Nikolov and Owen "⁠oBo⁠" Schlatter. Liquid cruised to a 12-3 half with Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince shining for the North Americans.

Evil Geniuses were able to put up a more competitive offense, winning a force buy and taking a further three rounds to make it 7-14, but it was too late to make a difference. Liquid managed to win the two necessary rounds to close the map 16-7, securing the series 2-0.

Matchpage
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17th September 2021
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Mirage
16
7
Vertigo
16
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
34 - 33 +1 78.3 1.02
29 - 29 0 71.6 1.02
20 - 34 -14 56.1 0.80
19 - 36 -17 66.6 0.73
19 - 35 -16 49.9 0.63
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
36 - 23 +13 87.8 1.37
38 - 31 +7 94.8 1.30
34 - 24 +10 83.7 1.29
26 - 20 +6 64.0 1.23
33 - 25 +8 75.7 1.19
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1091
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
Bulgaria Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov
Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
United States Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
342
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1440
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
31
Team:
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
766
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1261
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1631
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
EG please just disband.
2021-09-17 21:52
9 replies
poggers
2021-09-17 21:55
8 replies
-michu +dream3r -daps +bubble -oBo +shipz
2021-09-17 21:59
7 replies
+David Beckham
2021-09-17 22:03
2 replies
+ leo Messi as well
2021-09-18 00:34
1 reply
#44
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United States 3manu3l
+ronaldo
2021-09-18 01:58
they will def play better
2021-09-17 22:11
#38
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Hungary BYZMO
Also -spellan +h4rn
2021-09-18 00:31
cool story bro
2021-09-18 05:44
#53
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United States soduk
+Truindenashendubbabapresser
2021-09-18 07:31
ez
2021-09-17 21:52
fluke
2021-09-17 21:52
#5
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Brazil Bactuga
unexpected
2021-09-17 21:55
#6
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Poland Neo[T]orius
sad
2021-09-17 21:55
That's a blowout and a half
2021-09-17 21:55
#8
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Asia flipflop
Not sure about brehze but I don't think Stan is coming back.
2021-09-17 21:57
1 reply
Why ?
2021-09-17 23:19
Ez
2021-09-17 21:58
#10
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Poland shima1
save michu
2021-09-17 21:58
3 replies
+1
2021-09-18 16:01
the sad thing is that EG was one of the best teams he has been on
2021-09-18 20:20
1 reply
#79
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Poland shima1
yeah, lacked of synergy beetween players perhaps
2021-09-20 15:17
bye
2021-09-17 21:59
Stan go to valorant pls
2021-09-17 22:00
1 reply
+1
2021-09-18 09:30
#14
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Poland xMBTx
EG unlucky they deserved playoffs
2021-09-17 22:00
9 replies
Wat
2021-09-17 22:04
#20
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United States Rayduh
what? they are literally getting DESTROYED
2021-09-17 22:14
Have you watched the game?
2021-09-17 22:16
Have you watched the WHOLE TOURNAMENT?? HAHAHA
2021-09-17 22:27
1 reply
#30
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Poland xMBTx
Anonymo top1
2021-09-17 22:38
Another mad Michu fan
2021-09-17 23:23
1 reply
#37
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Poland xMBTx
MICHU top10 2022
2021-09-18 00:26
Lol I liked that joke n1
2021-09-18 01:15
1 reply
#43
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Poland xMBTx
ty, np
2021-09-18 01:41
ez
2021-09-17 22:03
#19
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United States Rayduh
sorry EG
2021-09-17 22:14
EG tier 3 team
2021-09-17 22:16
EG,please,disband...we can't see this shame...
2021-09-17 22:23
Expected. Michu deserves better. obo worst than TWO STAND-INS.. And it is what it is. Let's see TL vs Astralis
2021-09-17 22:28
#27
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United States Teztyment
what a close game...
2021-09-17 22:30
What a surprise
2021-09-17 22:33
#29
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Chile cristiaan
sad
2021-09-17 22:34
#31
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United Kingdom Leftie
oh wow, do i look surprised? I want to not look surprised. Like, I get it, Brehze & stanislaw unavailable (but fuck stan anyway), so it was an odd line up to enter the competition in, but damn.
2021-09-17 22:48
Screw stanislaw either way.
2021-09-17 23:03
3 replies
#47
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United States Cheerios
stanislaw didnt play.
2021-09-18 02:36
1 reply
That's why he said either way
2021-09-18 07:00
+1
2021-09-18 09:31
NA team eliminating other NA team... Team "TwoFaced" Liquid
2021-09-18 00:08
eg disband pls
2021-09-18 00:10
oBo unplugged mouse and keyboard and retires. The most fake player of csgo ever.
2021-09-18 00:36
#41
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China HEIDASHUAi
free MICHU
2021-09-18 00:42
#45
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Brazil pasinato
sad for obo he was a good player in col
2021-09-18 02:15
#46
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United States Cheerios
probably the LEAST shocking news hltv ever posted lol.
2021-09-18 02:35
#48
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Brazil WarkoreL
They played like dont give a fk about this game.
2021-09-18 03:04
+motivation
2021-09-18 04:55
wow what a huge surprise
2021-09-18 06:59
oBo back to Complexity MICHU to Mousesports*/OG**/ENCE (doto/dycha IGL, Snappi out) *ropz goes FaZe **niko is banned becaue Hunden drama
2021-09-18 07:40
2 replies
I like it
2021-09-18 07:42
Doto/dycha igl KEKW
2021-09-18 09:15
Grim showed up.
2021-09-18 09:04
#60
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Other nacslul1
NA CS LUL
2021-09-18 09:34
#61
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Portugal TopFarmer
the title should be this LIQUID ELIMINATE MICHU FROM BLAST PREMIER
2021-09-18 10:37
Sad for Michu. One of the best aimers in this game in such a shitty team.
2021-09-18 10:42
#63
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Germany tilted_up
Seriously how the F do they still manage to compete in T1 csgo? I got the feeling that EG got some kinda bonus and is invited to every tournament because at that lvl of play they have for whole 2021 they‘re basically T3. They look way worse than Sinners, Entropiq, fck even Dignitas and all other T2-T3 teams. Tell me how do they still play on those stages?!
2021-09-18 11:19
2 replies
Sinners, Entropiq and Dignitas look better just because they are playing vs some tier 3-2 teams max. EG are still on top.. just wait for Brehze and Stanislaw to comeback they will prepare for blast groups showdown there you would see if you are actually saying the truth. GL for your dignitas I like them too :)
2021-09-18 19:21
1 reply
#78
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Germany tilted_up
i really really hope EG is facing Dignitas on the upcoming LAN to see if I'm wrong or right. Wether Dignitas has a good day and finally f0rest on LAN again I hope he just destroys the server to show who's got the biggest balls :D
2021-09-18 20:24
The body language of cerQ is really like watching a little child be mad about losing his lollipop. I wouldnt even let him near my team if I owned it. Get rid.
2021-09-18 11:24
2 replies
Probably demotivated as hes team suddenly has valorant pros and tier 3 matchfixers
2021-09-18 12:10
1 reply
He is not a good player himself, so he should probably go to valorant too.
2021-09-22 12:47
expected
2021-09-18 11:38
unexpected but then again, flukes are pretty common in NA
2021-09-18 14:32
I dont think I've ever seen a top team fall this low before.
2021-09-18 15:15
Stop inviting EG to t1 event.
2021-09-18 15:42
Bad headline. They compete in Blast Premier Fall Showdown, as clarified in the tag below the headline upon clickthrough. Should read from Blast Premier Fall Groups 2021.
2021-09-18 15:57
I dont think I've ever seen a top team fall this low before.
2021-09-18 16:28
#74
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Russia mshkoda
Expected
2021-09-18 17:17
#75
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Poland SebL
Liquid players looking really strong individually lately, there is still pleny of work to be done but it's going in a right directon. Let's be honest, EG wouldn't be able to beat anyone in this tournament playing with daps, they need stan or new IGL back asap.
2021-09-18 17:48
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