Credit: Helena Kristiansson_ESL
The favourites from Evil Geniuses have been eliminated from DreamHack Open January after a total collapse against the newly established FunPlus Phoenix. The strong American team couldn’t handle the two veterans in Jesse “zehN” Linjala and Chris “chrisJ” de Jong, who led FPX towards two strong and completely one-sided victories on Nuke and Inferno.
FunPlus Phoenix advance through to the semi-finals where they will meet BIG, while EG once again concludes an event, on European soil, empty handed.
FunPlus Phoenix – Evil Geniuses (2-0) |DreamHack Open January
16-3 (Nuke) | chrisJ - 1.79 Rating / 21-9 K-D / 105.1 ADR
16-8 (Inferno) | zehN – 1.35 Rating / 22-14 K-D / 96.3 ADR
Highlight of the match
Pavle “Maden” Bošković | 1.41 Rating / 37-27 K-D / 90.0 ADR / 81.4% KAST
The newly founded FPX roster has qualified for the semifinals in their very first event.
EG IGL Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz reacts to the loss: