EG bomb out of TI11 after 0-2 loss to Beastcoast in lower bracket

Nightfall, Arteezy, Fly, Cr1t-, Abed from Evil Geniuses
Evil Geniuses bombed out of The International 11 in 9th-12th place after they got swept by South America's Beastcoast, 2-0, in the second round of the lower bracket. (Photo: Valve Software)

North American powerhouse Evil Geniuses (EG) have bombed out of The International 11 (TI11) in 9th-12th place after they got upset by South America's Beastcoast, 2-0, in the second round of the lower bracket in Day 2 of the Main Event.

It's another disappointing run for EG at TI, especially when considering how strong they looked before the Main Event.

EG dominated the Group Stage, finishing atop the standings of Group A with a 14-4 record, and were looking like one of the biggest contenders for the Aegis of Champions. However, the North American powerhouse quickly fell from grace after they fell victim to a massive upset by Thunder Awaken and got knocked down to the lower bracket.

In stark contrast, Beastcoast struggled throughout the Group Stage and only managed a 8-10 record. As the seventh seed of Group B, the team still qualified for the Main Event but had to start from the lower bracket.

Beastcoast then had to knock out fellow South American team Hokori in the first round of the lower bracket to face EG in the second round.

It seemed like North America's last hope tried whatever they could to get their mojo back, as Artour "Arteezy" Babaev shaved his head in a bid to gain the 'bald buff' that previously worked wonders for Team Spirit and BOOM Esports.

The South Americans came out swinging to start the series, dominating EG to the tune of a 40-14 kill lead in just under 36 minutes of action.

EG put up a much better fight in game two, but it was not enough to stop Beastcoast's overwhelming momentum. Despite their best efforts to mount a comeback and a valiant last stand by Arteezy's Lifestealer, who had 10 kills against one death, the South Americans seized the 2-0 series sweep after a 41-minute slugfest.

Beastcoast's victory has guaranteed them at least a 7th-8th place finish as well as over US$420,000 in winnings. They are now also the second South American team in the Top 8 after Thunder Awaken secured Top 6 with their own victory over EG in the upper bracket.

With their loss, EG bomb out of TI11 in 9th-12th place with over US$340,000 in consolation. Their exit also means that North America is no longer in contention for the Aegis of Champions.

TI11 will be hosted in Singapore from 15 to 30 October and features a revamped format and a longer schedule.

TI11's Main Event will be a double-elimination bracket and is split into two phases, the first being held from 20 to 23 October while the second will take place from 29 to 30 October.

For everything you need to know about TI11, check here.

Beastcoast roster:

  1. Héctor "K1" Rodríguez

  2. Jean "Chris Luck" Gonzales

  3. Adrián "Wisper" Dobles

  4. Elvis "Scofield" Peña

  5. Steven "Stinger" Vargas

Evil Geniuses roster:

  1. Artour "Arteezy" Babaev

  2. Abed "Abed" Yusop

  3. Egor "Nightfall" Grigorenko

  4. Andreas "Cr1t-" Nielsen

  5. Tal "Fly" Aizik

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