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We know ragging on EG is old news, but they just make it so easy for us. Don’t worry, we’ve found plenty of space to mock fnatic and NaToSaphiX, too.
If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.
And we most definitely choose to laugh.
Evil Geniuses are everyone’s favourite punching bag, and they don’t make it difficult either. From their self-assured back-patting of themselves when they win a game, to Ryan trying to defend them on Twitter, to them just being awful, and American, it’s very easy to dislike them.
Speaking of them being awful, they won’t even be at the RMR.
They snuck through 3-2 to the qualifier, but were then swiftly fell by the blade of malbsMd, and TeamOne. We mention malbs because he dropped 63 kills in 59 rounds, with over 100 ADR and a 1.57 rating. That’s a body.
Still, it could be worse.
They could have signed junior to be an AWPer for the team, or something. Alright fine, it’s for one of the academy teams, but it’s still not exactly a huge, exciting signing either.
Or we guess, hmm, we don’t know, a player on a different NA team whom they had tried to sign in the past could have called their management “some of the worst management I think I have ever talked to”.
That would be embarrassing.
Still, at least Pro League is going well for them. They almost won a map against Eternal Fire, and got almost double figure rounds against Cloud9. Over two maps. And the pipeline is working too, with wiz and HexT combining for 26 kills in the series. With 35 deaths each.
And by almost won a map vs Eternal Fire, we mean they were 13-2 down and lost 16-14, which is somehow even funnier than just losing 16-2.
Whatever the Blueprint is supposed to be building, it isn’t. Whether the drawing is skewiff or the builders are drunk, it’s less Empire State Building and more London Bridge.
Despite playing together from the start of the year, undefined has finally “gone public”.
In December, IGL AcilioN released a statement saying an organisation had pulled out of signing the undefined boys at the very last second. Since then, they’ve been playing unsalaried on their mix team trying to qualify for any event they could. Most recently they’ve made it into the online CCT South Europe Series 3, their first showing at a non-qualifying event.
This may be why the team has decided to “go public” AKA talk to the press.
NaToSaphiX’s tweet was the first announcement of their willingness to talk to anyone who’ll listen. Along with that, he tweeted the team's roster. Including ex-EC Brugge hard carry ritchiEE who’ll look to bring the fragging to undefined.
Another interesting addition to the team is kRYSTAL in his first coaching role. kRYSTAL used to be a low-fragging IGL lauded for his ability to make a team. All of that should bode well for his transition into coaching. Can’t bottom frag if you’re not fragging at all.
Much like their name, this team's future is undefined. Who knows what they can achieve, kRYSTAL has the ability to develop players and teams. Realistically, they won't win much or be tier 1 contenders; But if any of the players can launch their careers (again) they’ll consider it a success.
Undefined consists of:
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In the real matches (the ones without EG) there was almost some good Counter-Strike going on.
Not from G2, though: Their 13-match winning streak was broken by a re-invigorated Cloud9.
Of course, that doesn’t really matter. G2 still have two chances in ESL’s triple elimination bracket to make playoffs, but it’s still a shame.
G2’s streak was in the top ten of all time, which shows just how crazy the teams above them were. This game against Cloud9 didn’t matter for G2, but all the other teams in the list had games that didn’t matter too. Any streak this long is a rare achievement and should be treated as such.
That it was Cloud9 that broke the streak was a fun surprise, though.
sh1ro, after a 1.70 rating vs EG, dropped a 1.83 rating against G2. After four maps he has a 1.77 rating. ONE POINT SEVENTY SEVEN. Ax1Le broke FaZe in 2022, and sh1ro might have broken G2 in 2023.
Almost like picking Vertigo (where NiKo got a 0.31 rating) against G2 is a good idea. Cough, Heroic.
sh1ro is too good not to win a proper big trophy this year. But until Cloud9 show this same form in a real white-knuckle arena match, we wouldn’t hold our breath.
Elsewhere Outsiders out-boringed fnatic to secure their spot in playoffs, with Jame once again dying less than 10 times in a 28 round win. Inferno and Jame are like oil and water, they just shouldn’t be allowed to mix.
The top three teams of the group, then, should be obvious. G2 should smash everyone left in the ‘mid’ bracket, and Outsiders and Cloud9 have already qualified.
What will be really spicy is the fourth team to qualify. Fnatic look shaky. MIBR have insani. Eternal Fire have a system to back up XANTARES. IHC are always dangerous.
This format is set up for the favourites to go through. So how good would it be if one of them didn’t?
A coooooach… A managerrrrrr
Clip it and ship it