EG claim final NA Major spot over EXTREMUM
The North American side will now hope to gain Legends status.
After winning the fifth place decider match in IEM Fall North America, Evil Geniuses have secured themselves enough Regional Major Ranking (RMR) points in order to qualify for the PGL Stockholm Major beginning in late October. The other direct result of this match is that Oceanic majority team EXTREMUM will miss out on the Major.
Evil Geniuses have the potential to take the final of three Legends spots reserved for North American teams, but must rely on the under performance of paiN to do so. If paiN lose both of their games in the playoffs to place 4th overall, then Evil Geniuses will claim the Legends spot. If paiN places 3rd or higher, then Evil Geniuses will take the single Challengers spot reserved for NA.
Evil Geniuses swept the floor with EXTREMUM on Nuke, locking down their CT side 11-4, and then quickly closed out the map 16-6. Map two saw Evil Geniuses take another lead in the first half, but thanks to a massive performance from Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand, EXTREMUM were able to grind their way back to a 16-13 win on Mirage. Despite some early efforts by EXTREMUM on Inferno to keep the first half close, Evil Geniuses went on to sweep the second half without dropping a round to win 16-7.
|EXTREMUM||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|68 - 53||+15||93.8||1.29|
|51 - 58||-7||71.1||0.94|
|34 - 51||-17||59.8||0.80|
|28 - 53||-25||51.7||0.74|
|31 - 52||-21||54.6||0.71|
|Evil Geniuses||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|54 - 36||+18||79.2||1.30|
|60 - 48||+12||86.8||1.29|
|54 - 41||+13||81.5||1.21|
|57 - 44||+13||74.0||1.17|
|41 - 46||-5||66.5||0.99|
Evil Geniuses will join Liquid, FURIA, GODSENT, and paiN as the fifth team from North America set to attend the PGL Stockholm Major. There remains only two unfilled Major spots in all regions, one from Europe and one from Asia, set to be decided on Sunday. Evil Geniuses' status as a Legend will also be decided on Sunday following the 3rd place match between paiN and Liquid.
The other match of the day saw GODSENT take down Liquid to reach the IEM Fall NA grand final. Despite GODSENT having a shot at winning the tournament, they will still place 5th overall on the NA RMR, taking the Contenders spot reserved for the region.
The series kicked off with a close map one, going back and forth until the very end where GODSENT pulled out a 16-14 score on Inferno. The second map, Nuke, went much more in the favor of GODSENT, who, thanks to a huge performance from Eduardo "dumau" Wolkmer took down the NA giants 16-8.
Here are the five teams qualified for the PGL Major from North America: