Evil Geniuses fall MIBR to win BLAST Spring Americas
Evil Geniuses swept MIBR on Sunday to win the grand final of the BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 American Finals.
EG held off an MIBR rally from a 15-6 deficit in the first game to publish a 16-14 win on Dust2 to take an early lead. They closed out the best-of-three match with a 19-15 overtime win on Inferno.
Bulgaria’s Tsvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov led Evil Geniuses with 54 eliminates and a plus-16 kill-death differential. The only other teammate with a positive kill-death differential was Canadian Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz at plus-2.
The All-Brazilian MIBR team was led by Epitacio “TACO” de Melo’s 50 eliminates and plus-8 K-D differential. His plus-16 differential on Inferno wasn’t enough to extend the match, even though MIBR did hold leads of 11-9 and 14-13.
Evil Geniuses avenged a 2-1 loss to MIBR in Friday’s upper-bracket final and won the $160,000 very first reward, along with 1,600 BLAST Premier points and a berth in the $1.5 million BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020, set up for next January.
This $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive occasion included four teams competing for rewards.
The BLAST Premier Spring Finals, a $750,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event, was originally scheduled to be played in Moscow, however it was moved online and split into two areas due to the coronavirus pandemic.
” It isn’t the very same feeling as being at an occasion, on a stage, however it still is a big win for us,” American Tarik “tarik” Celik said on HLTV.org after the match. “We’ve been working actually hard, and I think we are all exceptionally pleased with the way that we played at this occasion.”
The eight-team, $500,000 European area, was decided Sunday, with Intricacy Gaming pulling off a reverse sweep to beat Team Vitality 2-1. Complexity took home $335,000, and both teams earned a spot in the Global Final.
BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 American Finals reward pool, with cash and BLAST Premier points: