Evil Geniuses Are the Champions of StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 8

Evil Geniuses Are the Champions of StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 8

Evil Geniuses Are the Champions of StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 8

Evil Geniuses have become the champions of StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 8. In the event’s grand finals they outplayed Fnatic at both Dust II (16:12) and Mirage (16:9), finishing the series with the 2-0 score and claiming $250,000 of prize money.

Evil Geniuses started the competition by placing second in Group B, securing their place in the upper bracket. Later in playoffs they outplayed Renegades (2-0) in the semifinals and Fnatic (2-1) in the winners’ finals.

StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 8 was held on November 21st-27th in Belek, Turkey. During the group stage, 16 teams competed in two GSL groups, with top two teams advancing to the elimination stage. As opposed to most other CS:GO events, StarSeries Season 8 featured a double-elimination format, where all series were best-of-three.

The current Evil Geniuses CS:GO roster joined the North American organization last month. The team debuted under the new banner by placing first at ESL One: New York 2019, and later finished 13-16th at DreamHack Masters Malmo 2019. The team also emerged victorious at ESL Pro League Season 10 Americas and ECS Season 8 NA: Series 3.

Playoffs:

Tournament’s Results:

Place $ USD Team
1st $250,000 Evil Geniuses
2nd $80,000 Fnatic
3rd $40,000 FURIA Esports
4th $25,000 Renegades
5-6th $15,000 G2 Esports, MIBR
7-8th $12,500 Team Vitality, Ninjas in Pyjamas
9-12th $7,500 North, mousesports, AVANGAR, Heroic
13-16th $5,000 Imperial, Invictus, 5Power, Natus Vincere
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