Spirit book ticket to IEM Rio Major

The Russian squad made it through the RMR successfully with a 3-1 record by taking down Bad News Eagles 2-0 in the qualifying match.

Spirit, the PGL Major Antwerp Cinderella that made it from the open qualifier all the way to the tournament’s semi-finals, have secured a spot at the upcoming Major, IEM Rio. They did so with a 2-0 victory over Bad News Eagles coming from the 2-1 pool in the Euroean RMR's Group A.

Bad News Eagles are no strangers to the 2-2 pool, which they had to go through in the previous RMR for the Major in Belgium. That time around, Dionis "⁠sinnopsyy⁠" Budeci and company made it through with a 2-1 victory in the last round of the decider map over SINNERS, becoming the first Kosovar team to qualify for a Major.

magixx topped the board in the series with a 1.55 rating

Three kills by Boris "⁠magixx⁠" Vorobiev and two by Pavel "⁠s1ren⁠" Ogloblin in the first round of Nuke, Spirit’s map pick, put the Russian squad in the driver’s seat on the attack early on. Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov and his men strung together five before Bad News Eagles could retaliate, in what became a back-and-forth for ten rounds, ending in an 11-4 half.

sinnopsyy with a double and three closing kills by Rigon "⁠rigoN⁠" Gashi gave the Kosovar team a chance to dream in the second half, but that was immediately crushed by Spirit in the forcebuy round. The Russian squad then went on to close their pick out with ease, 16-6.

Play moved to Mirage, where Spirit won another forcebuy after losing the pistol round, this time on the CT side. Bad News Eagles got brief respite scoring back-to-back rounds with rifles in hands, but Spirit tightened up defenses to hit double digits by the half.

Once again, Spirit won a forcebuy in the second round after losing pistols, but this time around Flatron "⁠juanflatroo⁠" Halimi and company struck right back to keep the map tight and hopes of a decider map alive. Slowly but surely the Kosovar team made progress to close the gap, but it proved to be too little too late, as Spirit found their stride to win three in a row and end it 16-11.

IEM Rio will mark 17-year-old Igor "⁠w0nderful⁠" Zhdanov's Major debut, as Spirit had Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov on the roster in their top 4 run in Antwerp. The Russian AWPer is now fighting to get into the Major himself, as OG sit with a 2-1 record in the B group of the RMR.

 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
45 - 23 +22 98.1 1.55
37 - 22 +15 81.6 1.36
38 - 29 +9 84.2 1.33
33 - 25 +8 66.9 1.17
35 - 37 -2 77.9 1.03
 Bad News Eagles K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
32 - 41 -9 83.0 0.86
24 - 31 -7 56.0 0.84
32 - 39 -7 67.1 0.79
26 - 39 -13 68.0 0.74
21 - 40 -19 49.5 0.57

TBD
United States Liquid
North America Evil Geniuses
Russia Spirit

Switzerland Rigon 'rigoN' Gashi
Rigon 'rigoN' Gashi
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
415
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.73
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1119
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Kosovo Dionis 'sinnopsyy' Budeci
Dionis 'sinnopsyy' Budeci
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
683
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
Russia Pavel 's1ren' Ogloblin
Pavel 's1ren' Ogloblin
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
209
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Russia Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
654
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.63
Russia Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
721
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.60
Kosovo Flatron 'juanflatroo' Halimi
Flatron 'juanflatroo' Halimi
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
608
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.72
Ukraine Igor 'w0nderful' Zhdanov
Igor 'w0nderful' Zhdanov
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
202
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.58
Geezee
2022-10-07 16:58
wonderful news
2022-10-07 16:58
Spirit still strong, daddy Chopper has calls while Maggix clutches the shit out of everybody but i doubt that they get legend status again yet another semis. Wonserful is not bad i have to admit, still no where near Degster.
2022-10-07 16:59
#10
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Russia mshkoda
s1ren literally saved their asses against GL yesterday) glad for them
2022-10-07 16:59
magixx finally shining!
2022-10-07 16:59
Expected from pros
2022-10-07 17:00
#15
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Russia WiHuu
beat them s1ren 😈smash them s1ren 🤙🏻 break them s1ren 💪🏻squize them s1ren 😤kill them s1ren 😎trample them s1ren 💀 crush them s1ren 🦍 chop them s1ren ☠️
2022-10-07 17:04
funny how they only played against tier 3 teams while BIG has to play vitality, ence and now og
2022-10-07 17:15
7 replies
BNE > BIG
2022-10-07 17:19
6 replies
ranking, titles and player ratings say something else :)
2022-10-07 17:29
5 replies
BIG top-16 losing to Sangal (16-3) tier 4 team. 2-0 to ENCE. etc. definitely worse then bNE
2022-10-07 17:32
4 replies
check your facts BIG destroyed sangal 16-3 only lost to ence
2022-10-07 17:48
3 replies
check the fact that BIG top-16, and after losing quals to Major it will be top-25 and disband
2022-10-07 17:58
2 replies
come back here in 2 days when big is qualified and bne is out cya
2022-10-07 19:05
1 reply
hello I came back after 2 days as BIG sucked 2-0 do u want to add something?
2022-10-08 17:27
Imagine losing to b OMEGALUL t magixx
2022-10-07 17:15
Well done, guys!
2022-10-07 17:35
#29
arT | 
Asia ke1fu
lol that brain dead comment have been remove
2022-10-07 18:01
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