MAD Lions take down EG 2-0 to advance in BLAST Fall Showdown

Evil Geniuses have only won four official maps since the player break.

MAD Lions continued their recent run of good form by beating Evil Geniuses 2-0 on Nuke and Dust2 to progress in the BLAST Fall Showdown. In the next round, the European mixture will take on G2 on Saturday at 18:30 .

For Evil Geniuses, it will mean a step back to the drawing board as they continue the poor form that has plagued them this year. They are fortunate to be holding a Legends spot at the Major, meaning they will have plenty of practice time to try and rectify their mistakes before they play in Stockholm.

Woro2k showed why he is touted as a future star

The first map of Nuke was a relatively close affair, although Evil Geniuses had left themselves with much to do after allowing MAD Lions to rack up seven T-side rounds.

The NA squad managed to keep the second half competitive for a time trading rounds back and forth, but without seizing economic control they never really had a serious chance to take the map.

Moving onto the second map of Dust2, we were again treated to a close battle. Evil Geniuses lost their T side 6-9, but started well on CT to keep the game close, winning six of the first seven to bring it to 12-10 in their favour.

At this point MAD Lions got their T side rolling, in particular finding opening kills repeatedly with Volodymyr "⁠Woro2k⁠" Veletniuk on the AWP, winning six rounds on the bounce to close out the match. MAD Lions had Woro2k to thank for getting the heavy lifting done across the series, the young AWPer posting a 1.41 rating.

Matchpage
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15th October 2021
13
Nuke
16
12
Dust2
16
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
44 - 42 +2 83.6 1.09
33 - 40 -7 74.2 0.93
31 - 43 -12 66.6 0.88
32 - 37 -5 56.5 0.86
31 - 37 -6 59.3 0.85
 MAD Lions K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
52 - 34 +18 88.2 1.41
38 - 37 +1 86.0 1.15
40 - 32 +8 69.6 1.14
43 - 31 +12 71.4 1.08
26 - 38 -12 64.2 0.96
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Ukraine Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
168
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.65
#1
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Finland Cucumber))
expected
2021-10-15 15:03
5 replies
#2
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India OOFmiester
NA CS
2021-10-15 15:04
3 replies
EG in EU tournament lmao 0-10 in ESL, 0-4 in Blast, and now 0-2 to Mad Lions
2021-10-15 15:05
2 replies
+1 shouldn't be at major
2021-10-15 17:43
Hey, it was 1-10 in EPL, not 0-10
2021-10-15 19:06
#5
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Germany Valerian
sad but true
2021-10-15 15:04
Worst LEGENDS ever?
2021-10-15 15:04
12 replies
G2
2021-10-15 15:04
#8
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Sweden sn1pie
yes
2021-10-15 15:04
expected from a team who made it RMR playoffs by winning just a single bo1
2021-10-15 15:08
1 reply
+ a def win
2021-10-15 15:16
Please respect a team that were a top 1 hltv ranking twice
2021-10-15 15:51
7 replies
Why? who cares if they were number 1 for a while like 2 years ago, when they are so shit at the moment? Literally worse than tier 2/3 EU teams. And they have LEGEND status at the Major, which is a complete joke. They dont deserve Legend status at all.
2021-10-15 16:13
6 replies
+1
2021-10-15 18:22
Just imagine, how Valve (or ESL ) hates CIS CIS - 2 legend spots, Dead NA - 3 legend spots How the hell this happened? EG, legend of NA region sucks at every tournament they play (oh, ofc, last bo1 RMR lucky stuff happens and they’re legends rn)
2021-10-15 23:34
4 replies
+1 But I think after this Major we return to the old Major cycle (i hope) with Minors etc. So the 8 Legend spots will actually be the best teams and no RMR fluke bs, of course a team can fluke in to play-offs, but thats still better than this RMR qualification.
2021-10-15 23:44
3 replies
Nah RMR can easily be better than minors, we need BO2s or BO3s though and we also need 3 RMR tournaments at least, not 2
2021-10-16 00:23
2 replies
But on previous Majors top 14 qualify automatically, with top 8 getting Legend Status. If Valve keep that method which they should imo, I cant see how RMR would make sense. Also it wouldnt make sense for the top teams to not get a spot at the next Major.
2021-10-16 00:40
1 reply
a few teams seem to slip through every year that make no sense though think about it the faceit major had tonnes of underdogs in the playoffs who did shit next major boston major had QBF i like the idea of constant rmr, instant qualification is kinda bullshit imo
2021-10-16 11:01
unluckey
2021-10-15 15:04
#6
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Sweden sn1pie
bye bye cerq
2021-10-15 15:04
#9
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North America go1x1n00b
-s1mple +woro2k when?
2021-10-15 15:04
2 replies
-woro2k +s1mple*
2021-10-15 16:24
1 reply
#69
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Germany Nachofish
#saves0mple
2021-10-15 17:52
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD LEGENDS
2021-10-15 15:04
Expected
2021-10-15 15:05
Legends
2021-10-15 15:05
#14
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Russia mshkoda
weakest legends ever
2021-10-15 15:07
Major legend spot and kept losing to t2 n t3 eu team. Feel sad for EG, 2019 EG is a beast
2021-10-15 15:07
2 replies
I feel bad for major. And csgo and any team with ambition
2021-10-15 15:17
1 reply
I'd love to see a tournament with 50% tier-1 teams and 50% tier-3-4 without knowing agains who you play. You'd very surprised by results.
2021-10-15 16:11
legends
2021-10-15 15:08
at this point they should disband seriously,or atl kick cerq and stan
2021-10-15 15:10
1 reply
Major legends position
2021-10-15 18:00
-Cerq +Woro2k
2021-10-15 15:11
Valve must transfer NA major spots for CIS, EU and Africa I can't stand this anymore
2021-10-15 15:11
3 replies
facts at this point they are a waste of space
2021-10-15 15:17
NA is already taken over by Brazilian teams
2021-10-15 17:11
#70
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Germany Nachofish
there should be another mixxed spot anyway make it a cup out of the 2nd team in asia 2nd team in oceania best team in africa propper best team in the middle east boom 2x bo3 and the winner gets another spot seems a little unfair that african teams dont have a qualifier anymore and also asia and oceania only getting a single slot each when they would have quite a bit of potential. its just 1 slot like cmon volvo
2021-10-15 17:58
pain
2021-10-15 15:12
LEGENDS btw.
2021-10-15 15:13
Our major legends…
2021-10-15 15:14
I'm actually sad promising roster that detronized Liquid in NA now being rekt by literally everyone feelsbadman
2021-10-15 15:16
its a shame that EG is gonna be Legends at the Major , just because they got those undeserving points from the first RMR. I love Cerq but this team is dead , rebuild or just pull out. This is embarrassing.
2021-10-15 15:17
7 replies
I don't think the first rmr was undeserving. The second one was thought. They finished last and still got points.
2021-10-15 15:23
1 reply
the first RMR gave plethora of points to every attending team no matter where they finished at or ranked which was a stupid decision to begin with. The consequences of that bogus decision was then witnessed in this last RMR where they managead to qualify because they had prior points from the first RMR that they should have never had to begin with.
2021-10-15 15:25
They were last major semifinalists so it's not that sad thing
2021-10-15 18:02
4 replies
last major , the one which was held more than 2 years ago , right ? thats a long ass team in esports.
2021-10-15 18:03
3 replies
Whatever they should have played 1 major and they are playing it. I am not even fan of them but it's not a big deal
2021-10-15 18:05
2 replies
it is a big deal , they have been a deadweight for a year now. They are bad. they dont deserve to play any tier 1 event , let alone a major.
2021-10-15 18:07
1 reply
Ok
2021-10-15 18:07
Makes you wonder if woro is still cheating tbh
2021-10-15 15:22
9 replies
i dont think Sasha would term a cheater as the lookout star for 2021.
2021-10-15 15:28
8 replies
Considering woro got banned 17 times for cheating idk about that one chief. 12 faceit bans, 2 ESEA bans that are still active, 1 expired and 2 VAC banned accounts. He also had leaked PMs from VK where he admitted to cheating early in his career at low level LANs. If he's legit then he's great, but with a history like that, he should be permanently banned
2021-10-15 15:28
6 replies
he does have a very intensive long list of cheat history , only LAN will prove if he is legit or not.
2021-10-15 15:36
5 replies
#47
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Ukraine VoidWave
he already proved himself on LAN hltv.org/stats/matches/84666/og-vs-mad-l..
2021-10-15 15:54
1 reply
great if he keeps up with it in front of a crowd with the other team sitting right in front of him just a few steps ahead
2021-10-15 15:55
Then again, he already admitted to cheating on LAN
2021-10-15 16:21
2 replies
well i believe in second chances and the notion that people do actually change. We all make mistakes in our early lives and with time we always realize our mistakes and try to rectify them. Maybe Woro already has learned his lesson and hates what he did before and doesnt engage in the same activity anymore!
2021-10-15 16:25
1 reply
second chances sure i agree. Kyojin and ZTR got a second chance, same with VSM. But does woro deserve EIGHTEEN CHANCES? After his last 17 bans, I won't ever support him
2021-10-16 19:31
#50
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Liberia rationale
He can't know everything about everyone.
2021-10-15 15:56
ez 4 sausoL
2021-10-15 15:25
Expected
2021-10-15 15:27
Cerq washed up at the age of 21. sad
2021-10-15 15:28
I think EG will disband right after major if these kind of results keeps coming.
2021-10-15 15:28
EZ Woro
2021-10-15 15:32
#40
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Lithuania Airforlife
Woro2k online monster, lan dogshit garbage
2021-10-15 15:40
#41
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United States _intaKe
EG disband trololololo :sob:
2021-10-15 15:40
MAJOR LEGENDS GUYS
2021-10-15 15:45
Legends :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-10-15 15:46
#45
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Nepal dexzzz
hh
2021-10-15 15:51
#46
SPUNJ | 
Albania F4lKs
NA CS in a nutshell, surprised EG even made it to the Major after that shitshow IEM Fall
2021-10-15 15:51
#49
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Liberia rationale
Why are EG so fucking bad? Losing to a T2-T3 team from Europe.
2021-10-15 15:55
2 replies
cuz EU > NA
2021-10-15 16:42
Because they are that bad. If they played EU or CIS they wouldn’t be top50
2021-10-16 02:05
major legends ......
2021-10-15 16:15
#59
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China HEIDASHUAi
Major legends.
2021-10-15 16:47
#60
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Serbia Dusan837
i hope they lose all games in major and disband soon they are so bad that is so cringe how are they so bad like dignitas is better than them
2021-10-15 17:03
2 replies
I wouldn’t go that far
2021-10-15 19:40
Yeah disband another team and let them go to valorant. Sure thing, there only exist top teams, Rest should disband. Dignitas top30 with 3 Major winners, but hey - they‘re so low they should disband. Delete your fucking profile, youre ‚cringe‘.
2021-10-16 02:09
disband asap
2021-10-15 17:21
easy for Woro
2021-10-15 17:23
#66
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Other KlNG
Major Legends btw
2021-10-15 17:45
#67
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Peru SaintCloud
can't wait for EG to be absolutely obliterated at the major so hard that they disband
2021-10-15 17:47
1 reply
#72
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India shavar2099
XD saving strats for major to lose there instead XD
2021-10-15 18:02
#68
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Lithuania eimantas24
nice
2021-10-15 17:50
LEGENDS xD
2021-10-15 19:34
#81
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Poland SebL
Honestly MAD Lions is looking insane since coming back to a 5-man roster, ppl will laugh at EG for losing to them but they in my opinion play like a TOP 20 team atm., and will become TOP 20 in the ranking in the future, I feel like they will get more upsets wins in this tournament. EG just keeps making the same mistakes over and over again, I don't see a progress in this project, Idk. maybe daps isn't the best coach they can have, or maybe it's IGL problem, idk., but they seem to be stuck in the same place like they wouldn't even practice. That's not looking good.
2021-10-15 19:37
Time to get rid of cerq
2021-10-15 19:40
#84
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Canada fedezera
godro2k
2021-10-15 19:45
#85
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United States kalimbo
EG actually played better then I thought
2021-10-15 20:31
#86
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Ukraine FGVM
2 ez 4 Pogo2k
2021-10-15 20:44
Legends
2021-10-15 21:15
Stanislaw = so bad Kick Stanislaw or RIP⚰️⚰️⚰️
2021-10-15 21:52
losing to mad lions is embarrasing
2021-10-16 19:39
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