Evil Geniuses win seventh ESEA title

September 25th, 2011 23:38

Evil Geniuses have won their seventh ESEA Invite title, defeating Full Gaming 2-0 in the Grand Final to bag the $10,000 first place prize.

The three day event in Dallas has finished and once again Evil Geniuses have been crowned as champions. EG did have a bit of a rocky start, but still managed to stay in the upper-bracket, following a 2-1 win over Full Gaming in the semi-finals.

Following the upper-bracket final win against UMX.us, EG had a great standpoint before the final, as they would have to win one best-of-three, while the challenger, which turned out to be FG, would have to win two best-of-threes.

The Grand Final started on de_nuke and it was Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert who turned out to be the deciding factor, finishing off with 29 kills and 17 deaths as EG won 16-11. Moving on to second map de_tuscan, first half saw FG on the Terrorists side, able to claim a small lead with a 9-6 score line at half time. EG were able to replicate the 9-6 score when they got the go on the Terrorists side, forcing over-time.

The first over-time couldn't settle the map, with both teams winning three rounds. Second over-time EG claimed a 2-1 lead after first half as CT. ESEA Invite season nine finished with Andrew "Irukandji" Timmerman winning a 1-versus-3 situation, last man standing for FG was stuck at the A site, while the bomb went off at the B site.

25th September 2011

ESEA Invite S9 Playoff final standings

1. United States Evil Geniuses - $10,000
2. Canada Full Gaming - $4,000
3. United States UMX.us - $1,750
4. United States Backfire - $1,250
5. United States eMazing Flaking - $1,000

With the win Evil Geniuses do not only score $10,000 cheque, but also claim their seventh ESEA Invite title, the fifth in a row. Next time you will be able to see EG in action will be next month in New York, where they will take part in the IEM6 Global Challenge New York.  

n1, nothing mvp
2011-09-25 23:39
n0thing n1 ! :>
2011-09-25 23:49
semphis MVP of the whole event!
2011-09-26 00:24
Guys did anyone noticed that this pauLy guy looks like aaron lennon xD
2011-09-26 00:41
and theo walcott
2011-09-26 01:21
and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
2011-09-26 01:42
Russia B!F 
and Andrey Arshavin
2011-09-26 09:22
2011-09-26 10:32
yeh semphis was easily mvp
2011-09-26 07:57
2011-09-26 16:33
I don't know if you watched a single match of the tournament... but he definitely was not the mvp lol
2011-09-26 01:43
After EG won de-nuke,the match was already over.Why did they still play on tuscon?
2011-09-26 03:50
Sweden Snipatore 
EG had to win 1 map on eatch bo3, while FG had to win 2 on eatch bo3
2011-09-26 10:19
Crappy system indeed. 0_0
2011-09-26 11:08
wtf is eatch? each*
2011-09-26 11:09
What the fuck is wtf, boy? The sentence starts with a HUUUUUUUUUGEEEEE letter, and ends with a question mark, a full stop or an exclamation mark. Don't whine on anyones English, he probably has a reason behind him.
2011-09-26 17:16
EG in USA is like FX in EU lol
2011-09-25 23:40
seriously? :D
2011-09-25 23:42
In poland you mean?
2011-09-25 23:42
You mean in PL.
2011-09-25 23:42
sad EG is nothing close FX
2011-09-25 23:46
2011-09-26 00:27
they have never been close to FX.. team 3D was of course! but not they..
2011-09-26 00:35
United States mah9 
old coL was the best american cs team ever... won over 160,000 in 2006.
2011-09-26 01:26
and new ex-coL beat all teams of north and south america. =)
2011-09-26 02:05
good troll 3D was and by far
2011-09-26 02:30
Actually coL was the best american team ever.
2011-09-26 08:54
i love 3d and always will, but coL was the best american team ever sorry. fr0d/warden/storm/sunman/tr1p OMFG i miss that team...
2011-09-26 09:17
team 3D was the best they were the only ones who could compete on international level.. the only one.. col may have won more money but they have never been close to team 3D's knowledge... that is for damn sure..
2011-09-26 10:54
ur joking right? u never saw coL compete on an international lvl? how long have u been playing this game? u know they beat great teams like fnatic, dsky, mouz, sk, lunatic hai and many others multiple times right? they won championships vs top teams at international tournies.....yes i love team 3D and they were an amazing group of players and probably the fathers of american cs, but coL at their peak were a better team and beat better teams... youtube.com/watch?v=GIdD_K452kw youtube.com/watch?v=Ygd1plo2nJY&feature=.. youtube.com/watch?v=YipfsNV9QiA&feature=..
2011-09-26 21:54
eswc USA, ISC2006... are you kiddin right? only cpl winter 2004 we can mention but they were not cut out for that they did not stand a chance... team 3D proved several times that they can beat any team at any time... col never was near team3D... omg.. you really should know that..
2011-09-27 10:53
they were a pug in cpl 2004 and placed 5th, they did amazing at that tourney, they proved themselves amongst all top teams from europe and asia for years after cpl 2004...u have no idea what ur talking about, 3D was a great team but they only won wcg when it was condition zero...U should know that...
2011-09-27 12:19
they have won wcg man... and there are a lot of good results against top teams that proves they were really good and you cannot tell the same about coL and they have had hell of a lot more time to prove, dont bullshit me... this was my last comment.. im not gonna waste one more second on a 100% sure thing. bye.
2011-09-27 14:18
u can run from the truth all u want, and i already said 3D won wcg, but it was when wcg used condition zero as the game, it wasnt 1.6....sorry but facts and stats show that coL was a better team in their 3-4 years that they had that lineup i mentioned....sorry to hurt ur feelings...
2011-09-27 20:30
ok you know what :) I'll say you are right just calm down pls I do not care about this topic anymore im so sorry :(
2011-09-28 10:49
team3d rosteR?
2011-09-27 13:20
lol also the part where u say that coL didnt have as much knowledge as 3D is really funny too, i dont think u understand the English language that well, bc u dont know the meaning of knowledge...
2011-09-27 20:32
2011-09-26 03:12
in EU? LOL In poland
2011-09-25 23:53
He's Polish, he could actually be serious. *awaits rage*
2011-09-25 23:54
Oh god, what are you talking about? FX won GameGune, they're obviously the best team in Europe! (If you chose to take this serious, me gusta)
2011-09-26 17:50
device | 
Yugoslavia mrmojo 
in poland maybe or in your dream =)
2011-09-26 00:49
"last man standing for FG was stuck at the A site" as i told, they should fix those stupid bugs instead of creating CS:GO
2011-09-25 23:41
2011-09-25 23:42
Tuscan wasn't made by Valve therefore you can't really blame them, (not sure where he got stuck) but if it was on the door that leads to the underground pass, that's more of a map design fail than a game related bug. Edit: Just saw where he got stuck, it's the first time I've seen this happening on tuscan not sure how he got stuck there :D imageshack.us/photo/my-images/716/bugmtv..
2011-09-26 00:06
Other ohai 
true, tuscan wasn't made by valve, so they can't be blamed for that one. but on inferno, pauLy got stuck on the double boxes by blue door in alt mid, and valve made inferno, didn't they? (that was 1st round of the match, too, so it wass a 4v5 pistol D: )
2011-09-26 00:12
Denmark Wich 
no valve diden create inferno
2011-09-26 00:21
If I remember correctly that part of the house/apartments only appeared in 1.6, in the previous versions there wasn't the blue door, the staircase, the hallway etc
2011-09-26 00:28
Denmark Wich 
that i dont know... just saying vavle diden create inferno only made a few changes from the original
2011-09-26 00:34
but inferno is included in the game, so they are the responsible for fixing bugs now
2011-09-26 08:51
well, maybe they should create competitive maps, then
2011-09-26 00:41
Denmark Wich 
why?... they only make bad maps
2011-09-26 00:46
my point is, somehow that bug issue is valve's problem
2011-09-26 01:13
He got stuck between the blue door and the stacked boxes? gyazo.com/fef4042ac18ee69c391f7c4d39c566.. I've got stuck there several times throughout the years, but the door always ends up closing.
2011-09-26 00:24
Other ohai 
Those are the boxes, but I'm not sure what role the door had, as when I switched pov to him it was closed. He was stuck there until the round ended. Being pistol round it was especially devastating.
2011-09-26 02:58
Im chocked.
2011-09-25 23:41
Agree. No surprise there.. Maybe the biggest surprise was FG reaching the finals
2011-09-25 23:44
United States 1mPeRvI0uS 
It was not so big of a surprise, many people regarded FG as the 2nd best team in NA, but they were just unsure whether they could replicate their online play at LAN
2011-09-25 23:54
wat? lol....bns steam definately was not considered #2 in NA....id give that award to temporary, then backfire, or UMX
2011-09-26 21:13
Well played by Full Gaming, surprised on how good they did! :)
2011-09-25 23:43
especially this youngster Braxton "swag" Pierce did very well against mmmm... medium teams but it's still a good experience thought. Well Done!
2011-09-26 00:27
top1 america top10 world
2011-09-25 23:44
would be nice if they were but they are not top10 world
2011-09-25 23:45
They have changed lineup recently and havent played against european teams for a long time. So you cant really say where they are atm. i would guess they are top 10-15 world :)
2011-09-25 23:50
forgot to say "in my opinion". definitely not top10 in my opinion but that's just an opinion and it will change if they show some good action against the euro teams. like you said, they haven't had a chance yet :)
2011-09-25 23:50
Netherlands K1NGBOAZ 
i bet this EG team cant do any damage at all internationally. Not in this shape. Full-Gaming was very fun to watch, Great players!
2011-09-26 09:08
Not at all. Not even sure they're top 15.
2011-09-25 23:46
ofc they are
2011-09-25 23:48
agree with ya . n0thing is a one man army + he got 4 great team mates ;D
2011-09-26 00:03
Wow, they must really be then! or...
2011-09-26 03:19
No they're not top 15. Not yet. Watching this game between these two NA teams is such a big difference than EU top teams.
2011-09-26 04:28
2011-09-26 14:10
you meant top 1 north america
2011-09-26 00:15
2011-09-26 15:37
top2 US.
2011-09-26 01:28
How is it possible that they won the tournament but everything is -
2011-09-25 23:47
they havent had a bootcamp yet, so they pretty much just relied on there aim.
2011-09-25 23:48
2011-09-25 23:49
old eg > new eg easy , -hero +fRoD or sgares semphis is MVP
2011-09-25 23:50
poNder | 
Netherlands sleepK 
no, the new EG > old EG. the individual skill, teamwork, and creativity of the new EG lineup is infinitely better than the old EG lineup when lurppis first joined. you can't compare one lineup that has only practiced together online, to the lineup that LAN'd all over the world, had several bootcamp opportunities, and roughly an entire year together. the old EG lineup was not even consistently winning online matches until they went overseas to bootcamp. i think any team would become infinitely better given those opportunities. the only thing the old EG had that was better was their awper.
2011-09-26 00:32
Well imo if one compares this lineup to the one where gfn still was (before dboorn joined), that lineup clearly had the advantage that they had experienced players who knew how to play close situations correctly. In my opinion the fact that these players, apart from n0thing, have mostly had very few opportunities to even play against the very best clearly shows as they make stupid plays in 3v3s, 2v2s too many times. But you are definitely right in the sense that if this lineup could bootcamp in Europe, they could probably learn out of those habits much better and actually be good on an international level. Sadly I doubt this will ever be the case
2011-09-26 00:45
poNder | 
Netherlands sleepK 
no, theyre definitely going to bootcamp overseas, its just a matter of timing. there has to be an event over there first, and then they pretty much just buy earlier plane tickets, and work out a schedule with the other european teams in the days prior to the actual event. i don't think any sponsor would send a team across the world JUST to train, without an event attached to it. maybe ESWC, but if im right that's in Asia, and i believe the European bootcamps are the most valuable to teams. either way, gl to them.
2011-09-26 02:57
they have their first international lan coming up next month i really doubt they were using everything they had lol
2011-09-25 23:51
n0thing already said they weren't using strats
2011-09-26 00:03
semphis is fucking ridiculous
2011-09-25 23:55
Brazil th3W 
10.000 dolar$... motherfucker, its better i start playing on lans
2011-09-25 23:56
Congrats EG! ...and, congrats HLTV.org for another amazin coverage!
2011-09-25 23:56
2011-09-25 23:57
More fR0D!
2011-09-25 23:58
:-( i still cant imagine how temporary lost against eg 1-2 online :D
2011-09-26 00:02
Other ohai 
agreed, eg should have won 2-0
2011-09-26 00:16
how funny with that performence they should have lost it with 0-2
2011-09-26 00:33
poNder | 
Netherlands sleepK 
well no matter how "bad" EG played, the other team played worse. thats how it works no matter who is playing. i personally think every team played great individual cs at the ESEA Finals, but many teams lost advantages they may have had due to poor strat calling and not being prepared at all on custom maps (i.e. the non-regular 4 LAN maps). i think every team ran into this problem, but ive honestly never seen so many consistent COTW worthy plays from so many players repeatedly. tons of overtime matches. great to watch.
2011-09-26 03:01
SpawN | 
Slovakia mBust3r 
2011-09-26 08:20
2011-09-26 00:12
expected as always, EG top1 in USA
2011-09-26 00:13
Serbia posS 
gratz , Full Gaming is a good team !
2011-09-26 00:21
although final was great i don't think EG can do something big in NY with this play but gratz for this win
2011-09-26 00:32
nothing4thewin * , n1
2011-09-26 00:36
Portugal picc 
cool prize
2011-09-26 00:41
havent they won all of 7 seasons? because all i am seeing every year eg wins esea again and again
2011-09-26 01:12
i think when coL were around they won the previous ones!
2011-09-26 01:49
poNder | 
Netherlands sleepK 
they won 6/7 LAN Finals. one round they were knocked out early by DiNC i believe, and then DiNC lost to excello, in which case coL came up and beat excello. im not sure the details, or if coL and EG even faced off that time. im guessing they did.
2011-09-26 03:04
of course Eg wins every season now......there is not other team to give them a challenge...every top NA player has been on EG for the last 4-5 years bc there is no other good organization...now that fr0d left, i bet temporary will start to kick some ass once they get rolling..
2011-09-26 09:24
n0thing <3
2011-09-26 01:35
nothing, good job!!!
2011-09-26 01:42
2011-09-26 02:12
gratz ;]
2011-09-26 03:13
correction $10,000 cash not cheque :DDD
2011-09-26 05:33
i think semphis was mvp
2011-09-26 05:37
What with the team of Area51Gaming?
2011-09-26 07:05
they could not get $ to make the trip so they did not go
2011-09-26 07:29
thx :)
2011-09-26 08:03
EG looked incredibly average the entire tourney tbh, FG were in better form the whole time but just couldnt close out a couple of their games that they should have won. Would have been interesting to see how many more maps the final went to if eleint didnt glitch out on that last round of OT in the 3v1. Semphis was easily mvp of the whole comp, sgares played great too
2011-09-26 08:02
not that i think they are going to do moons better overseas, but EG doesnt even really have to try to beat american teams...and they save most of their strats for bigger tournaments. Its actually not uncommon for EG to pug the entire season, make lan finals, and then win with little effort.
2011-09-26 21:14
Belarus ALBiNh0 
Where is Makarevich?
2011-09-26 08:06
Farewell concert tour.
2011-09-26 13:35
Belarus ALBiNh0 
ah okay
2011-09-26 13:39
semphis MVP, swag ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
2011-09-26 09:01
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
EG is playing deathmatch in america to win ESEA, really its free money for them, they can make top 3 in EU but thats if they play A-game for every single game which hasnt happened in the last 4 years except for MSI in china
2011-09-26 09:17
not sure if srs?
2011-09-26 09:25
I'm glad I watched the games or I'd have been deprived of an awesome awp in action. Sean Gares stole the show.
2011-09-26 10:57
Seventh title; congrats Evil Geniuses Team :)
2011-09-26 11:13
swag really good talent just 15 yrs old..
2011-09-26 11:30
n0thing but pwnage! Go EG!
2011-09-26 11:38
upload POV POV POV!!
2011-09-26 11:41
2011-09-26 11:46
2011-09-26 12:02
Gj guys.
2011-09-26 12:12
Nice EG. n0thing MVP.
2011-09-26 13:20
Czech Republic dreamARTz 
2011-09-26 14:19
congratz,gj n0thing
2011-09-26 15:47
us newbz win a newbie event, beating other us newbz. very interesting....................or not.
2011-09-26 16:00
Semphis MVP for sure, no doubt about it. But it was expected that EG would win..
2011-09-26 16:34
not suprise
2011-09-26 17:14
2011-09-26 17:17
First of all the last map was on de_tuscan, it was a 3v1 situation against Irukanji from EG, iru killed both of them but the last guy was in A because he was stuck in the box, that means the last round was cheated. Full gaming deserved to win.
2011-09-27 15:51
So because EG won that, Full Gaming deserved the win? If FG won that round, it would have gone to another overtime. Your logic was appreciated, though. With your outlook, when n0thing had no sound and was afk on pistol of dust2 against Ultimax Gaming, they should have won. Then when pauLy was stuck on blue door on inferno, EG should have been rewarded that round as well.
2011-09-28 08:42
Yes, and they would have got the next map which was de_mirage ( FG won all the games against eg on that map )
2011-09-28 16:22
It would have went to another overtime, not the "next map". And the next map wasn't mirage, you'll recite something that's true here eventually, just have to give it time.
2011-10-01 03:47
it was mirage you stupid prick, quit trolling me now
2011-10-05 15:29
fodder stop trolling
2011-10-01 02:29
It's really sad that I come to see what's up in the CS scene, and these are the 'top' teams and players in the US. what a joke if BN is there
2011-09-29 15:29
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