Written by Austyn W.
Evil Geniuses and 100Thieves will face each other in the DreamHack Masters Spring North America tournament. The DreamHack Masters Spring North America is a $100,000 eight-team online CS:GO tournament. The eight teams are divided into two groups of four teams each. Each group plays a single-stage round-robin group stage. The two group winners advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs. The next two teams in each group will play in the lower bracket playoffs.
Evil Geniuses is a former number one team in the world. The team comprises some heavy hitters in the form of Brehze, tarik and CeRq. In fact, several Astralis players have referred to Brehze as the world’s best player in terms of aim and aggressiveness. However, EG’s playstyle has suffered immensely over the past few weeks.
The CS:GO team added a new coach in the form of former MiBR coach. While an able coach, Zews does not have much experience with the EG players apart from his time coaching Tarik. The coach’s performance on MiBR was nothing to write home about the novelty of his coaching style could be a reason for Evil Geniuses’s lack of results. The team has lost four of its last five CS:GO matches, including losses to Gen.G and Cloud9.
100Thieves does not fare much better in their recent matches. However, the team has been able to defeat better-ranked teams such as Gen.G. 100Thieves features an Australian-heavy CS:GO roster and has prominently put up strong results on a regular basis. This match will be a tall task for the team as even an under-performing Evil Geniuses has a higher skill ceiling compared to 100 Thieves.