Nick J. November 20, 2020
The only real issue with 2020’s regional tournament separation has been that it is very clear that the top-tier teams in North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are heads and tails above the the rest. Beijing’s two top teams, Liquid and Evil Geniuses, have cruised through the group stage with ease, setting up what many believe will be a TL versus EG final. But before viewers can find out whether or not they’ll get the grand final matchup they want, both teams will have to go through two up-and-coming rosters and prove they’re not just the defacto best in the region.
Team Liquid has clear path to win against Triumph at IEM Beijing
Team Liquid arguably has an easier path. While Evil Geniuses has to face off against Chaos Esports Club, Liquid has drawn Triumph Gaming as their semifinals partner. Liquid seems to have finally worked in its fairly new addition in Michael “Grim” Wince across its map pool. The adaptation of both Grim and the Liquid players around him is right on track with our earlier breakdown of Liquid’s timeframe to get back on their feet after dropping AWPer Nick “nitr0” Cannella in