IEM Fall NA: 3 Major spots left, 9 teams in the running

Only Liquid and FURIA are safely through to the PGL Major, while nine of the remaining 10 teams still have at least a sliver of a chance heading into the final day of IEM Fall North America.

One last round of the group stage is left to be played at IEM Fall North America, where only three teams' fate is sealed: Liquid and FURIA have already clinched their spots at PGL Major Stockholm by advancing to the playoffs, while ATK are entirely out of contention with no RMR points to their name and no chance to make it to the top three in their group.

Beating Triumph would guarantee GODSENT a Major spot

The rest of it is all up in the air. Three more Major spots are on the line in the North American standings, and any one of nine teams could claim one if things go their way. Some of these nine teams have their fate in their hands, while others rely on other results either in part or completely.

Let's then look at how things stand at the moment and what each team needs to do in order to qualify for the Stockholm Major, held at the end of October.

Keep in mind that the top two teams from each group make it to playoffs and guarantee themselves RMR points, while the two teams who place 3rd in their groups will play a 5th place decider for points as well.

Qualified
1. United States Liquid - 3,871+ points (guaranteed Legends)
2. Brazil FURIA - 3,615+ points

In the running for remaining 3 spots
3. Oceania EXTREMUM - 1,880+ points
4. North America Evil Geniuses - 1,310+ points
5. Brazil 00Nation - 1,300 points
6. North America Extra Salt - 1,200+ points
7. Brazil paiN - 1,100+ points
8. United States Bad News Bears - 570+ points
9-12. Brazil GODSENT - 0+ points
9-12. United States Triumph - 0+ points (to incur a 36% deduction)
9-12. Brazil TeamOne - 0+ points

Eliminated from contention
9-12. South Africa ATK - 0 points

Group A

Group A is about as close as it can get. Liquid are safely through to playoffs from first place and four teams are tied at 2-2 ahead of the final round, which leaves us with a lot of different scenarios that can play out for the second playoffs spot and third place in the group.

Current standings
1. United States Liquid (4-0) - Through to playoffs
2-5. Oceania EXTREMUM (2-2)
2-5. United States Bad News Bears (2-2)
2-5. Brazil paiN (2-2)
2-5. North America Extra Salt (2-2)
6. South Africa ATK (0-4) - Out of top 3 contention

Final matches
00:15 United States Liquid vs. North America Extra Salt
00:15 Oceania EXTREMUM vs. United States Bad News Bears
00:15 Brazil paiN vs. South Africa ATK

EXTREMUM

— EXTREMUM beating BNB would see them either finish 2nd outright (if ATK win) or 3rd (if paiN and Liquid win) or play rematches for 2nd-4th place with Extra Salt and paiN (if paiN and Extra Salt win)

— Losing to BNB would see them eliminated in bottom three in every case but one, where they would play rematches for 3rd-5th place with Extra Salt and paiN (if Liquid and ATK win)

— Need at least a top 5 finish overall at the event to guarantee a Major spot, or other results to go their way otherwise: a 0-point team (GODSENT, TeamOne, Triumph) finishing 5th or Triumph finishing 1st-5th

Extra Salt

— Extra Salt beating Liquid would see them either finish 3rd (if ATK win) or play rematches for 2nd-4th place with paiN and EXTREMUM/BNB (if paiN win)

— Losing to Liquid puts them either out of contention in the bottom three (if paiN win) or in rematches with paiN and EXTREMUM/BNB (if ATK win)

— Need a top 5 finish overall at the event to guarantee a Major spot, top 6 or worse eliminates them from contention

paiN

— paiN beating ATK would see them either finish 2nd and go to playoffs (if Liquid win) or play rematches for 2nd-4th place with Extra Salt and BNB/EXTREMUM (if Extra Salt win)

— Losing to ATK would see them either finish outside of the top 3 (if Extra Salt win) or play rematches for 3rd-5th place with Extra Salt and BNB/EXTREMUM (if Liquid win)

— Need a top 5 finish overall at the event to guarantee a Major spot, top 6 or worse eliminates them from contention

Bad News Bears

— BNB beating EXTREMUM would see them either finish 2nd and go to playoffs (if ATK win) or place 3rd (if Liquid and paiN win) or play rematches for 2nd-4th (if Extra Salt and paiN win)

— Losing to EXTREMUM would see them either place outside of the top 3 (if Liquid and paiN win or if Extra Salt and ATK win) or play rematches for 3rd-5th place with Extra Salt and EXTREMUM/BNB (if Liquid and ATK win or if Extra Salt and paiN win)

— Need a top 5 finish overall at the event to guarantee a Major spot, top 6 or worse eliminates them from contention

Group B

In comparison, Group B is a little simpler but on the other hand still has all five teams below FURIA in the running for a Major spot and a tricky component in Triumph, who will incur a 36% points deduction due to making two separate player substitutions during the event.

Current standings
1. Brazil FURIA (4-0) - Through to playoffs
2. Brazil GODSENT (3-1)
3-4. United States Triumph (2-2)
3-4. North America Evil Geniuses (2-2)
5. Brazil TeamOne (1-3)
6. Brazil 00Nation (0-4) - Out of top 3 contention

Final matches
01:30 North America Evil Geniuses vs. Brazil FURIA
01:30 Brazil 00Nation vs. Brazil TeamOne
01:30 Brazil GODSENT vs. United States Triumph

Evil Geniuses

— EG beating FURIA would see them either finish 3rd (if GODSENT win) or play rematches for 2nd-4th place with GODSENT and Triumph (if Triumph win)

— Losing to FURIA would see them either finish 3rd (if GODSENT and 00Nation win), play rematches for 3rd-5th place with TeamOne and Triumph (if GODSENT and TeamOne win), or finish outside of the top 3 (if Triumph win)

— Need at least a top 5 finish at the event to guarantee a spot, or other results to go their way: Triumph to place 4th-5th overall and not more than one other team below them in RMR standings placing top 5

GODSENT

— GODSENT beating Triumph would see them finish 2nd and move on to playoffs in every scenario

— Losing to Triumph would see them finish 3rd (if FURIA win) or play rematches for 2nd-4th place with EG and Triumph (if EG win)

— Need at least a top 4 finish at the event to guarantee a Major spot, or top 5 and at least one of EXTREMUM or Triumph placing top 4

Triumph

— Triumph beating GODSENT would see them either finish 2nd (if FURIA win) or play rematches for 2nd-4th place with EG and Triumph (if EG win)

— Losing to GODSENT would see Triumph eliminated in bottom three in all cases but one, in which they would play rematches with EG and TeamOne for 3rd-5th place (if FURIA and TeamOne win)

— Due to their 36% points penalty, Triumph need at least a top 3 finish at the event and EXTREMUM to finish top 5 to guarantee a Major spot, otherwise they'd be out of contention

TeamOne

— Only one way can see TeamOne finish 3rd in the group: If they beat 00Nation, GODSENT beats Triumph, and FURIA beats EG, and then TeamOne win rematches against EG and Triumph for 3rd place

— Need a top 5 finish at the event to have a chance to qualify for the Major, and they then need EXTREMUM to finish top 4 to guarantee a spot

00Nation

— Cannot earn points at IEM Fall anymore, but they could remain in 5th place of the RMR standings and guarantee a Major spot if EXTREMUM, EG, and Triumph all place in the top 5 and Triumph finishes top 4 at best

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nice also LETS GO CXZI
2021-10-07 22:19
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United States Quazey
DANWOO ODDDEEE
2021-10-07 23:43
Sleep tight xCeeD You have destroyed triumph
2021-10-07 22:13
1 reply
why bully? i think he got enough
2021-10-07 23:11
Extremum got this i hope
2021-10-07 22:13
1 reply
though one since pain got ATK for last match
2021-10-07 23:56
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North America Neshie
Let’s go Extremum
2021-10-07 22:14
1 reply
nt
2021-10-07 23:30
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Other Bactuga
Haha would be funny if 00Nation qualifies for the major even tho they went 0-5 in groups
2021-10-07 22:14
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Brazil Elakk
This would be baffling
2021-10-07 22:29
Almost impossible to happen, EG and Triumph will somehow lose all matches today, snakeislaw who is supposed to be EG worst player is the only one performing and triunph is mentally destroyed plus Playing with coach. Dont let their free wins over 00nation defy you
2021-10-07 22:36
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Other Bactuga
There is only 1 game today for each team. there is a world, they dont deserve it for shit and i dont like 00Nation, but it would be one of the funniest things ever that would have happened in CS for a long time
2021-10-07 22:38
Anyone but Extremum, please
2021-10-07 22:16
Would be a shame if Godsent didn't make it
2021-10-07 22:18
Dayumn, its looking REALLY good for Pain and GODSENT here. They're big favorites for their matches and their rivals face Liquid and Furia (best team of both groups). LET's go boys!
2021-10-07 22:18
funny deer team got this
2021-10-07 22:18
Thanks Professeur for all the work you put into these articles xqcL
2021-10-07 22:19
This proves that taco > coldzera
2021-10-07 22:22
00 major
2021-10-07 22:23
Pain > ATK Liquid > ES Godsent > Triumph All 3 can happen, LET'S GO
2021-10-07 22:25
who tf cares about NA most entertaining thing about their scene in the last 2 years has been watching them lose a 1v5 and a player oversleeping. hope paiN and xCeeD make it tho
2021-10-07 22:29
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Brazil hugoooo
"who tf cares about NA" NA matches have twice the viewership LUL
2021-10-07 23:33
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Brazil MrLucas
Liquid, Furia, Pain, GODSENT and probably Extremum
2021-10-07 22:32
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Finland AliSabid
05Nation?
2021-10-07 22:36
Can someone explain me about 00Nation, how are they qualifying if Triumph finishes top 4? They already will get more points than 00Nation and will put them on 6th, or I don't understand something? Please, explain it someone who understands, thanks!
2021-10-07 22:38
4 replies
They get -36% for making substitutions
2021-10-07 22:42
3 replies
But doesn't godsent qualifying for playoffs already dropping them? They will get this 5th spot, and 00Nation won't make better than it.
2021-10-07 22:45
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"guarantee a Major spot if EXTREMUM, EG, and Triumph all place in the top 5 " not Godsent
2021-10-07 23:09
1 reply
Thanks!
2021-10-07 23:13
GL paiN & GODSENT. They deserve it Im so happy 00nation didnt made it ! They are overrated trash
2021-10-07 22:39
Rooting for all the NA boys this is the time to step up!!!
2021-10-07 22:39
so 3 of these disband worth teams will get to major while og for example is out?
2021-10-07 22:54
#1 Liquid #2 FURIA #3 EXTREMUM #4 GODSENT #5 EG
2021-10-07 22:58
lets go extra salt) want that pink sticker)
2021-10-07 23:04
9 replies
is dupreeh sticker not cringe enough for you?
2021-10-08 00:34
8 replies
Cringe? Why cringe?
2021-10-08 00:37
7 replies
1. h looks like a W 2. Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen (born March 26, 1993) is a Danish professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player who plays for Astralis
2021-10-08 16:27
6 replies
? i mean why is dupreeh cringe?
2021-10-08 17:49
5 replies
ok just a question at what point do you consider something cringe and why is it not exactly this: monophy.com/media/1BdIQZsrZr9jBIMLec/mon.. How cringe does it need to get? Do you want to see the world burn?
2021-10-08 18:51
4 replies
its just some thing he needed to do for their twitter? whats the problem
2021-10-08 20:26
2 replies
guess you are even more cringe than him so it doesnt affect you
2021-10-08 22:50
1 reply
lets just all have our own opinion!
2021-10-08 22:51
This region thing is ridiculous sometimes. TL got legend spots while much better EU teams failed to qualify or having to fight through Contender and Challenger stage.
2021-10-07 23:14
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Greece RedWinter
I hope that either Extra Salt or EXTREMUM end up 2nd, don't really care about Pain
2021-10-07 23:19
it's so crazy NA have 3 legends spot just like Europe, NA barely has 3 fucking teams lmfao
2021-10-07 23:49
EZ4GODSENT
2021-10-07 23:49
Can't wait for some bad news bears stickers.. Also extra salt got straight shafted for the final round 😂
2021-10-07 23:52
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Poland xMBTx
ez4xceed
2021-10-07 23:57
go paiN !
2021-10-08 01:01
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Poland SebL
Ok with that form I don't see EG beating EXTREMUM, so basically we have : Liquid FURIA paiN GODSENT EXTREMUM from NA at the Major right? 3BR teams 1NA team and 1Oceania team from NA wth xD, NA robbed.
2021-10-08 17:34
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