Evil Geniuses redeemed themselves as the best team in the Americas region, winning a revenge match against Quincy Crew in the BTS Pro Series: Americas Grand Final, and taking home the grand prize of US$21,000.
After losing to Quincy Crew 2-0 in the upper bracket final, EG battled their way past Thunder Predator 2-1 to make it into the Grand Final. Then, following a game one loss to Quincy Crew, EG managed to regroup and bagged the next three games to win the tournament.
EG started their Grand Final run with a game two victory lead by Artour “Arteezy” Babaev on the hard carry Riki. Arteezy took a significant gold and experience lead after dominating the Radiant safe lane with Andreas “Cr1t-” Nielsen and Tal “Fly” Aizik supporting him.
EG middle lane stand-in, Eric “Ryoya” Dong, also made remarkable initiation plays on his Puck that helped his team extend their lead.
EG finished the game by taking team fights right outside the Dire base. Quincy Crew’s heroes couldn’t even retreat into the safety of their Dire fountain.
In the next game of the series, Ryoya proved his worth as he landed another important initiation play with his Ghost Ship ultimate that caught three Quincy Crew heroes inside the Rosh Pit.
EG then secured the game two victory after forcing Quincy Crew to use their buybacks to chase after Arteezy’s Leshrac. With Quincy Crew overextending, EG was able to take down four more Dire heroes and extend their gold and experience lead.
EG coasted through the remaining team fights of the game to take a 2-1 lead over Quincy Crew in the series. Fly’s hard support Ogre Magi even finished with an 8/4/24 KDA score in game three.
EG finished the series with a convincing game four victory that took just 25 minutes. EG counter picked Quincy Crew’s Riki hard carry draft with a last pick Slardar for Arteezy.
Even without their two key players in Abed “Abed” Yusop and Roman “Ramzes666” Kushnarev, who’ve been stuck in their own regions due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, Evil Geniuses continued to dominate the Americas region with three impressive online tournament titles.