EG dominate WCG USA final

Without it being much of a surprise, EG will now be representing the USA at the upcoming WCG Counter-Strike Grand Final in Los Angeles.

EG looked forward to the final as they awaited their rival from the consolidation match-up, which also meant that they needed only one map to take the spot in their own back-yard. And so they did, without wasting too much time, after a clear cut 16-7 win on dust2, in front of POV.wp.

Evil Geniuses turned on the heat as Counter-Terrorists, bagging pistol round as well as the following one, denying success to POV's early buy. A full-on ace from Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert in round three was even more of a strong statement of the eagerness to close the match early.

It was finally Jeff "hero" Mettetal, who broke the jinx for his team, bagging their first round at 5-0 down, after a double-kill.

EG then continued marching at the lead of the match, up until hitting ten rounds up, when POV managed to squeeze in a number of points. This meant that the half-time scoreline saw EG in a comforting 10-5 lead.

Kicking-off as Counter-Terrorist, POV.wp wondered off in an aggressive style, with three players advancing on long A; unfortunately, EG surprised them on the other side of the map, in bombsite B, wiping the slate clean. POV.wp then only managed to sporadically claim two more rounds, before EG closed the overall situation.

Broken tag

This means that EG will be representing the USA at the upcoming WCG Counter-Strike Grand Final, on home turf, towards the end of September.

1. United States EG - $5,000
2. United States POV.wp - $2,500
3. United States Backfire

For an overview of the event match-ups simply click here. Stay tuned with us for all the latest coverage updates.

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Brazil 1kuNg
gratz
2010-09-12 23:03
2 replies
Watch EG celebrate: winout.net/index.php?page=view_movie&id=309
2010-09-13 02:27
1 reply
wow they looked really excited...
2010-09-13 14:41
GJ EG!
2010-09-12 23:03
nice one
2010-09-12 23:03
gj EG gl both
2010-09-12 23:03
GJ
2010-09-12 23:03
nice
2010-09-12 23:04
Nice!
2010-09-12 23:04
see? told you using tubby wouldn't make EG less strong
2010-09-12 23:04
8 replies
EG never had problems with other US teams even with stand-in
2010-09-12 23:06
1 reply
I know, but there were some replies from people disagreeing :P
2010-09-12 23:30
wow you told the obvious before...
2010-09-12 23:24
3 replies
some disagreed with it
2010-09-12 23:30
2 replies
haha i know you re right but still EG is on a completely other level than the other US teams, besides they gained a lot of confidence winning that last int. tourney
2010-09-13 13:13
1 reply
yeah if they keep this up they might just be as succesfull as the coL 2005 team! :) finally a none euro team up to the task of winning int. tourneys again :P
2010-09-13 16:20
It used to make them weaker because they were stuck without a strong in-game leader. GFN's a pretty solid leader as he used to lead Turmoil. This is something they didn't have back when Warden was a player. However, tubby obviously doesn't always mesh, as you could see from a few weeks ago against FG.
2010-09-13 10:14
1 reply
yeah back then I remember warden and frod both having a go at IGL but it didnt work out at all
2010-09-13 10:30
gg
2010-09-12 23:04
EG is on a whole other level compared to all of the other american teams.
2010-09-12 23:05
1 reply
Seriously lol...But I guess it's good, I'm sure the european teams consider EG a threat which is a + for America ;)
2010-09-12 23:46
why was the final only a single map lol
2010-09-12 23:06
4 replies
it was double elimination and eg came out of the top bracket
2010-09-12 23:07
Double elimination bracket, EG is from winenr bracket, which means they have to win 1 map to win Grand Final, POV.wp had to win 2 maps to win
2010-09-12 23:07
are you really asking? because is single bracket elimination. EG was upper bracket champs and POV was Lower. To win the tournament POV need 2 maps EG only once =). Thats how almost every tournament in America use to be. Just a few months or like 1 year this change to bo3
2010-09-12 23:08
1 reply
"because is single elimination bracket" No.
2010-09-13 00:02
There was EG and then there where all the others.
2010-09-12 23:06
they took out tyloo and fnatic in a bo3 like a week ago... did anyone think this would be close?
2010-09-12 23:07
1 reply
no
2010-09-12 23:08
Gratz EG with the qualifier^^ Still i don't like the fact no Dutch team is representing their country in LA=\
2010-09-12 23:07
and group E on WCG LIONS FACE2FACE Evil Geniuses Immunity Oh my God :D
2010-09-12 23:08
13 replies
hard group yeah
2010-09-12 23:08
Insane group. I hope for F2F and EG tbh.
2010-09-12 23:13
6 replies
nahhhh... LIONS and EG will pass through.. :D
2010-09-12 23:19
5 replies
don't underestimate the french team, they have a good record at wcg and have more experience than lions, I actually expect eg and face2face to advance
2010-09-12 23:29
4 replies
im not underestimating anyone.. Im just giving my opinion.. and I think that LIONS have quality enough to do very hard damage on WCG and trust me.. They will come back stronger.. THREAT is having the time he needed to prepare properly the strats.
2010-09-12 23:34
3 replies
its definitely a challenging group for EG, and easily the hardest group at WCG. While EG was convincing at WCG US, Lions are a step up from any US team and F2F on a good day can be insane as well, and while tubby is a good player, EG still isn't as strong without lurppis.
2010-09-13 00:07
2 replies
believe me.. EG and LIONS will advance.. EG is a top team.. They proved it against fnatic. even if they were using lurppis and not in WCG they will get a good position at it. and tuBBy is a quite good player :D
2010-09-13 00:10
1 reply
yeah, but EG said their weakness was against unpredictable teams. and french teams are always unpredictable :D
2010-09-13 00:23
easy group for EG
2010-09-12 23:22
1 reply
^^
2010-09-12 23:28
face2face won wcg france? didnt know
2010-09-12 23:27
1 reply
They had a news post for it here :P. The title was kinda misleading though. Something about old Millenium versus new Millenium IIRC
2010-09-12 23:38
It's almost certain that one of the teams will be put into group B with Na'Vi because the team from greece has pulled out and group B only has 2 teams now.
2010-09-12 23:46
n0thing is absolutely nuts!
2010-09-12 23:08
2 replies
he was on fire because of all the billboards with his face on them :D
2010-09-12 23:32
1 reply
hahahaha I suspected so!! :D
2010-09-12 23:33
standard i would to say ! congratz EG !
2010-09-12 23:09
GG
2010-09-12 23:09
GG !
2010-09-12 23:12
need thomz & evo for POV
2010-09-12 23:17
2 replies
thomz and hostile :D
2010-09-12 23:26
1 reply
thomz needs to come back. weak performance PoV 16-3 16-7 EG.thomz even though EG play well :D
2010-09-12 23:30
thomz come back EG.thomz coL.thomz
2010-09-12 23:22
need only thoMz , not evo plzz
2010-09-12 23:32
Kinda weird that you guys put up the results as 16-7. In double-elimination formats you usually go for 2-0/2-1 on the final match, at least IIRC. As a few people said above, it can be a bit misleading when you use the actual round results because people might assume the tournament was single-elmination :). Anyways, expected, although I hoped to see WinOut on the final match instead of POV.wp :(. EDIT: Oh and HANCU, I miss your rants loudmouth-style! Make a new one nao (maybe just as a blog post instead of a newspost? whatever :D)
2010-09-12 23:35
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I will do... :) i'm always keeping busy believe me :) that's why i don't really manage to produce more. and to the point of the result box being misleading ... if those people who are confused take 2-3 min. to actually read what the first few rows of the news post say then they wouldn't be confused any longer :)
2010-09-13 06:54
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Great to know that! And yeah you're right about the misleading part, but you've been around here long enough to know better than to expect people to read the entire newspost amirite? Anyways, just felt like pointing it out since it was sort of a diversion from the usual pattern :).
2010-09-13 07:17
1 reply
cheerios dude ;)
2010-09-13 18:47
thomz should join EG or make a roster with coL.
2010-09-12 23:35
2 replies
isnt dboorn better than him?
2010-09-13 00:12
1 reply
no.
2010-09-13 03:54
easy money
2010-09-12 23:36
nice EG
2010-09-13 00:30
go lurppis
2010-09-13 01:02
1 reply
[2] :D
2010-09-13 01:59
Shocking.
2010-09-13 01:39
1 reply
yea right
2010-09-13 12:22
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Vietnam LgS
hey is there any CS server near Albany or at least in NY and can i please have the IP?
2010-09-13 03:10
is hltv gonna do stats for this? seems like the stats havent been updated very frequently in the past month :/ i always enjoy looking through it, such a cool fuction :)
2010-09-13 03:25
I really hope EG can continue their form on the international scale, I've always liked watching top American teams playing. Loved the 3D vs coL rivalry especially.
2010-09-13 05:52
expected but gj POV.wp
2010-09-13 07:11
gl!
2010-09-13 12:47
where i can find the demos of this tournament? i need EG s all demos
2010-09-14 10:44
1 reply
making a movie :D?
2010-09-14 11:31
i dont know just whant to see you know where i can find demos?
2010-09-14 11:55
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