Evil Geniuses win ESL One New York 2019

Sep 30 2019 2 min read

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Evil Geniuses only just returned to the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene and they've already won their first ESL One trophy. 

EG seized victory at ESL One New York 2019 after defeating Astralis 3-1, in the best-of-five grand finals. Their champion roster consists of NRG's former squad which EG recently acquired. 

The first map of the grand finals was Inferno, in which EG dominated their opponents 16-3. On the second map, Dust II, Astralis made a strong comeback and looked like they would take the win. However, EG succeeded in winning nine rounds in a row, closing the map at 16-12.

On map three, things looked dire for Astralis, with EG leading 15-11. After tremendous effort, Astralis forced the game into overtime which eventually led to a 22-19 win in their favour. Unfortunately, they couldn't keep up that level of resistance on Nuke, map four. 

There was a little back and forth in the beginning, with EG losing its 8-1 lead from the first half to Astralis after they won six rounds in a row. On the CT-side, EG launched a counterattack which resulted in them taking eight rounds and the series, 16-8. 

Image credit: ESL

With this victory, EG is now ranked among the top three CS:GO team's in the world alongside fellow North American organisation Team Liquid in first place and their defeated opponents in second. 

Astralis dominated the scene in 2018 and Team Liquid has had a successful run in 2019, but with EG joining the top contenders, its anyone's guess which team will be at the top by the end of the season. 

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