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.

oBo will have another chance to make the Major Top 16

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.

10th October 2021
 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.

10th October 2021

Here are the five teams qualified for the PGL Major from North America:

United States Liquid
Brazil FURIA

North America Evil Geniuses
Brazil paiN


Brazil Eduardo 'dumau' Wolkmer
Eduardo 'dumau' Wolkmer
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
least close final map inferno i’ve seen in a while
2021-10-10 03:48
10 replies
India Pranav3112
Did you miss Nip vs vitality yesterday by any chance lel. It was 16-2 for Nip
2021-10-10 03:50
3 replies
true... I didn't watch that one though, just saw score.
2021-10-10 03:55
2 replies
Undeserved for EG they play so bad in a whole year..
2021-10-10 09:56
1 reply
2021-10-10 14:32
Very undeserved spot for EG, even bnb would be better
2021-10-10 03:50
5 replies
United States BGS
sucks to be hating on EG so much then for them to make it, huh? Go back to your cave.
2021-10-10 04:08
Could you elaborate as to why it’s undeserved? Esp compared to BnB.
2021-10-10 04:51
3 replies
They won 1 game in the group stage
2021-10-10 05:03
2 replies
oBo | 
United States Wowzaaa
Yes and then won bo3 against the third best team in the other group.
2021-10-10 05:12
1 reply
NAF | 
Canada Jonesyk
2021-10-10 05:59
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RpK | 
France pol44r
Fraudulent qualification
2021-10-10 03:48
3 replies
arT | 
Brazil logzera
Very ugly thing to say without evidences
2021-10-10 04:56
1 reply
Czech Republic PaYaB
You have to be blind then.
2021-10-10 08:15
no, it's real
2021-10-10 04:56
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ropz | 
Brazil oBraga
Sad for the boys :(
2021-10-10 03:49
2021-10-10 03:49
Damn that's a really disappointing result for them
2021-10-10 03:49
1 reply
Indonesia lumayan
🥺 sad
2021-10-10 05:42
congrats, qualified without their best player (tarik of course)
2021-10-10 03:49
5 replies
Peru tosta
2021-10-10 04:26
+1first major ive watched without tarik in it tbh
2021-10-10 04:27
2021-10-10 04:44
Brazil Anarchybr
+1 Name flair and flag checks out but based comment.
2021-10-10 06:42
I miss Tarik. Will he ever come back?
2021-10-10 08:57
Happy for EG but Liquid.. my god
2021-10-10 03:49
Happy for Brehze
2021-10-10 03:51
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
unlukko no cool stickers
2021-10-10 03:52
lets go!
2021-10-10 03:53
Save Jkaem and Bntet
2021-10-10 03:53
EG lucky shits disband
2021-10-10 03:59
Poor BnTeT he is good player tho Is this his end of career?
2021-10-10 03:59
5 replies
Indonesia draizze
Nope, CN team will gladly welcome him but surely He didn't want to return to asia yet. He's still good enough for t2 team in europe. In NA, Extra Salt did tried to sign him in the past, He could be an upgrade for any of their rifflers.
2021-10-10 04:14
4 replies
seems like extrasalt is no better than extremum
2021-10-10 04:43
Absolutely. -MarkE and -Sonic, +BnTeT and +RUSH for example could improve that team a lot. Or -FaNg if he continues to not play up to his early 2021 level.
2021-10-10 06:12
2 replies
Why not just improve Extremum? Removing Gratisfaction for another AWPer would improve them an insane amount Maybe JKS would be open to coming back replacing Liazz
2021-10-10 08:07
1 reply
That's an option as well
2021-10-10 08:41
United States hellokappa
awesome #LIVEEVIL
2021-10-10 04:02
1 reply
2021-10-10 04:06
Chile 1cristiaan
2021-10-10 04:03
save jkaem and bntet
2021-10-10 04:16
#savejkaem #savebntet
2021-10-10 04:22
2 replies
Indonesia lumayan
Add me on steam bruhh!
2021-10-10 05:43
1 reply
I barely use steam I think I forgor my password 2
2021-10-10 06:49
Bntet and jkaem to EU please.
2021-10-10 04:28
North America RapidWater
Well that's extremely sad. Would have loved to see Extremum stickers
2021-10-10 04:48
United States kalimbo
Let’s go Evil Geniuses! Team is getting better with every game!
2021-10-10 04:48
United States weaboo
2021-10-10 05:33
save bntet
2021-10-10 05:42
Australia Cheesle2
sadge :(
2021-10-10 05:51
Regardless of whether it's them or paiN that gets the last Legends spot, that will be the lowest-caliber Legends team. EG have a higher ceiling than paiN, though, and they could pull off some surprises especially if they get a favorable first match up in the Legends stage.
2021-10-10 06:17
3 replies
Czech Republic PaYaB
Yeah, they should swap EG/Pains legend spot with someone like Astralis, Ence, Spirit or VP, this can only degrade the tournament, sadly it won't happen.
2021-10-10 08:20
2 replies
That wasn't my point, and I don't think that is a wise solution in reality. Making arbitrary decisions like that completely outside of the major qualification system would make the entire system meaningless. That would be a serious hit to the integrity of the esport, much more serious than a non-Tier1 team making it into the highest qualification bracket of one major. Weirder things have happened. If this is truly degrading to the tournament, then Valve need to come up with a better major qualification system - and a lot of the authoritative voices in the scene have said that, although imperfect, this major qualification system is better than what CS used to have.
2021-10-10 08:48
1 reply
Czech Republic PaYaB
I agree, that's why I said that it won'T happen. The main flaw is that the team/region distribution is still based on the Berlin 2019 Major, compare the NA scene from there with todays situation.
2021-10-10 09:53
Brazil Anarchybr
Im extremely happy. NA needs EG and Liquid to be great. About the EXTREMUM guys, unfortunately it’s looking like they’ll disband soon. F :/
2021-10-10 06:44
Please save my boy jkaem and bntet from aussie boy :(
2021-10-10 07:06
Well that’s sucks for BnTeT, I really hope a better team will pick him up... maybe extremum now disband. EG making legends spot now in their current form would really be funny, they disband too after major...
2021-10-10 07:38
2 replies
I actually doubt EG disband post major, but I imagine roster changes occur.
2021-10-10 08:49
1 reply
Problem is how many roster changes can they make without no improvement...
2021-10-10 09:06
Hungary szia
Severely disappointing from extremum
2021-10-10 07:50
India rivervp
Extremum disband for sure
2021-10-10 07:59
Myanmar dexzzz
2021-10-10 08:51
Poland Yomenik
2021-10-10 09:09
That’s really sad for extremum(
2021-10-10 09:31
Ez ez ez ez ez ez ez ez ez ez ez ez ez ez ez ez ez ez ez ez ez ez ez ez Lets go stan 1 major s1mple 0
2021-10-10 09:35
first win XD?
2021-10-10 09:38
if not for sleepy boy then we would have acc cool stickers (extremum and triumph logo would look cool on sticker, eg wouldnt)
2021-10-10 09:39
Kassad is the most overrated coach currently active. It's not even close. When is the last time a team of his accomplished anything noteworthy? AZR himself has said that Kassad doesn't ever do demo reviews with the team.. Imagine not doing demo reviews to see where you fuck up.
2021-10-10 09:55
Snax | 
Poland xBG1
-liaz -kassad -gratisfaction +anyone
2021-10-10 10:10
Saw some dude say: "It was literally a match to see who’d disband first Now that EG made the major they’re gonna go out 0-3 but they’re at least gonna play a bit more before disbanding" +1
2021-10-10 10:13
What do you think jkaems reason is for staying in this team? It doesnt make sense to me.
2021-10-10 10:14
3 replies
they enjoy eachothers company
2021-10-10 10:15
2 replies
Yeah well there cant be only 4 people in the entire pro scene that he likes.
2021-10-10 10:28
1 reply
He went back to norway and tried to develop the talent there, but things didn't work out. Maybe the pays decent. Maybe he's just comfortable, who knows.
2021-10-10 13:01
So they moved from a guaranteed major spot in Australia for a spot on the sofa at home in North America? Well done kangaroos.
2021-10-10 10:45
4 replies
Yeah I dont understand why they are playing in na region in first place. They don't have any br/na players which make no sense.
2021-10-10 12:31
3 replies
Poland Kobel_
Old Extremum core used to play in NA under Renegades. Valve gave their legend spot to NA and not Oceania as well.
2021-10-10 15:11
ropz | 
Indonesia ro2a
i think playing for NA (at that time) have another benefit, which is have a better opponent to challenge yourself, but sadly NA is dying now you can face NA and EU team more often, and get invited more often to various tournament unlike in Asia, they only time they can face NA EU is on the Major or ESL Asia event such IEM Beijing or IEM Sydney when they are the host team for example look at Tyloo or Vici, the only time you heard them is from Major qualifier or the Major itself
2021-10-11 03:30
1 reply
I understand the logic behind. I just think it is better for the aussie's scene to have more experience teams. JKS_delusional told me an another good point. The aussie's lockdown, it is an another good reason to stay away from there.
2021-10-11 03:34
Czech Republic czRamtin03
jkaem and polish legend bntet need to be saved
2021-10-10 11:04
North America MattyGlenn
EG had to qualify for the sake of NA CS.
2021-10-10 11:48
United Kingdom CharlieeUK
Extremum disband. AZR - Retire Liazz - Valorant or back to AUS. Gratisfaction - Valorant. Jkaem- Stay in EU Tier 1/2 Bntent- stay in EU tier 1 team. Ez
2021-10-10 11:58
2 replies
Bntet is star. Jkaem is entry. Bntet deserves better team? 1.25 vs 1.10
2021-10-10 22:27
1 reply
Yeah I get what you mean just feel Jkaem has already been at the top whilst Bntet is yet to get his big break
2021-10-11 09:56
2021-10-10 12:03
JK | 
Asia flipflop
A good awper can change extremum completely. Hopefully we see that soon.
2021-10-10 12:16
3 replies
Honestly yes, t2 to t 1,5
2021-10-10 12:26
+1 I think it's really time to drop grat now. He is too inconsistent
2021-10-10 15:09
+1 Isn't Extremum a Russian org? Which makes it easier to negotiate with a million CIS AWPers, in theory
2021-10-10 23:37
Very close but so sad for EXTREMUM.
2021-10-10 12:27
Cerq had to carry again, lucky EG
2021-10-10 13:09
Denmark zorglubx
Duh, I really do not mind if they did not come, I am tired of EG. I really sucks this time around that mediocre teams from other regions get too many spots, looking forward to valve regulating that for next Major cycle.
2021-10-10 13:13
EG get major spot but not OG
2021-10-10 13:16
Noooo way
2021-10-10 13:20
Hungary Gulaash
2021-10-10 13:39
Serbia Dusan837
i wish eg get last place on major, they are so bad give extremum chance to play on major not this idiots who just play to grab money
2021-10-10 13:42
1 reply
2021-10-10 14:46
Wasted spot, complexity would be better with baiters
2021-10-10 13:49
Ukraine VoidWave
2021-10-10 13:58
Extremum disband?
2021-10-10 14:33
Sweden go0s3
really sad for extremum...
2021-10-10 21:16
CeRq | 
Bulgaria Nays
Happy for CeRq
2021-10-13 13:11
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