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IEM New York Group Stage Recap - New England Whalers land the big one
The Whalers' sole loss in the group stage came at the hands of Evil Geniuses.
Written by: theroadtodrwaldo    October 14th 2020 10:27 am    #IEMNewYork #EvilGeniuses #NewEnglandWhalers #FURIA #Triumph #Rebirth #ImPerium #Liquid #100Thieves #Chaos #oNe #Mythic #RBG  

PwnAlone and Whalers will face oNe for a spot in the semifinals.

Another four days of IEM New York have come and gone, with some interesting surprises shaking up the group stage and creating an intriguing playoff picture. The most notable of these surprises was New England Whalers' 2-0 defeat of FURIA to secure second place in Group A.

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Day Four

Erik "penny" Penny had 47 kills in 39 rounds in Triumph's convincing sweep of ImPerium. Reece "Wilky" Wilkerson led ImPerium with 26 kills in the loss.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
Triumph
2 - 0
ImPerium
de_overpass 16 - 2 de_overpass
de_mirage 16 - 5 de_mirage
de_nuke de_nuke

Vinicius "VINI" Figueiredo popped off for 51 kills as FURIA dealt Evil Geniuses what would be their only loss in Group A play. Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov had 36 kills, but just 11 with the AWP.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
Evil Geniuses
0 - 2
FURIA
de_nuke 12 - 16 de_nuke
de_overpass 7 - 16 de_overpass
de_inferno de_inferno

Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski dropped 52 kills in what was a very close 2-0 sweep of Chaos. Erick "Xeppaa" Bach led the way for Chaos with 45 kills.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
Liquid
2 - 0
Chaos
de_nuke 16 - 12 de_nuke
de_dust2 16 - 14 de_dust2
de_mirage de_mirage

Jonathan "djay" Dallal led all players with 78 kills in the only match of the day to go to all three maps. Kevin "4pack" Pzrypasniak was huge for Rebirth in their overtime victory on Mirage, but couldn't power his team to a victory on the decider.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
Rebirth
1 - 2
New England Whalers
de_overpass 13 - 16 de_overpass
de_mirage 19 - 16 de_mirage
de_inferno 5 - 16 de_inferno

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Day Five

Kaitlin "Keiti" Boop led the way with 46 kills in Mythic's sweep of RBG. Josh "pwny" VanGorder led the Canadian side with 37 frags. Keiti continued to make history, this time as the first female player of the match in IEM history.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
RBG
0 - 2
Mythic
de_train 12 - 16 de_train
de_vertigo 9 - 16 de_vertigo
de_overpass de_overpass

Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad led the way with 49 frags for 100 Thieves in what was a highly contested match with oNe. Bruno "b4rtiN" Câmara was oNe's kill leader with 42.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
100 Thieves
2 - 0
TeamOne
de_vertigo 16 - 14 de_vertigo
de_inferno 16 - 12 de_inferno
de_nuke de_nuke

Rebirth managed to win just four rounds in their series with Evil Geniuses. Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte had 44 kills in 36 rounds which was good enough to outfrag Sebastian "retchy" Tropiano and 4pack combined, who had 18 kills each.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
Evil Geniuses
2 - 0
Rebirth
de_train 16 - 3 de_train
de_inferno 16 - 1 de_inferno
de_dust2 de_dust2

Yuri "yuurih" Santos led the way with 41 kills in FURIA's stomping of ImPerium. The struggling MDL side managed just one round in the series opener, but put up a respectable fight on Inferno.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
FURIA
2 - 0
ImPerium
de_overpass 16 - 1 de_overpass
de_inferno 16 - 9 de_inferno
de_mirage de_mirage

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Day Six

Whalers picked up the first of two huge wins that would propel them to the playoff stagesafter stealing Triumph's map pick from them in overtime to lock up the sweep. djay was ten kills clear of every other player in the server with 57.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
Triumph
0 - 2
New England Whalers
de_overpass 10 - 16 de_overpass
de_inferno 19 - 22 de_inferno
de_mirage de_mirage

jkaem led the way for 100 Thieves with 71 kills, followed by 67 from Justin "jks" Savage, while Keith "NAF" Markovic led Liquid's kill totals with 59.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
100 Thieves
2 - 1
Liquid
de_nuke 7 - 16 de_nuke
de_vertigo 16 - 11 de_vertigo
de_inferno 16 - 11 de_inferno

Stand-in Collin "wrath" McSweegan played like he truly belonged in the Chaos lineup, leading the server with 46 frags. pwny led the way for RBG once again with 31 kills.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
Chaos
2 - 0
RBG
de_inferno 16 - 8 de_inferno
de_mirage 16 - 7 de_mirage
de_nuke de_nuke

Mario "malbsMd" Samayoa led oNe to a reverse sweep victory with 66 kills. Keiti was not far behind for Mythic with 65 kills of her own.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
TeamOne
2 - 1
Mythic
de_overpass 13 - 16 de_overpass
de_mirage 16 - 10 de_mirage
de_train 16 - 9 de_train

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Day Seven

ImPerium were straight up outmatched by Evil Geniuses in this series, in which Ethan "Ethan" Arnold had a perfect 100% KAST percentage.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
Evil Geniuses
2 - 0
ImPerium
de_mirage 16 - 1 de_mirage
de_inferno 16 - 1 de_inferno
de_nuke de_nuke

As a result of sweeping FURIA 2-0, the Whalers will avoid Liquid in the first round of the playoffs and will instead face oNe. Brandon "BOOBIE" Roberts led the server with 44 kills in a potentially career defining moment for the Whalers players.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
FURIA
0 - 2
New England Whalers
de_mirage 9 - 16 de_mirage
de_nuke 14 - 16 de_nuke
de_inferno de_inferno

Rebirth managed to steal away Triumph's map pick in overtime, but in the end Kaleb "moose" Jayne's 30 kills in the decider equalled the production of Rebirth's top two fraggers, Zack "XotiC" Elshani and Carson "nosraC" O'Reilly all on his own.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
Triumph
2 - 1
Rebirth
de_dust2 16 - 8 de_dust2
de_nuke 16 - 19 de_nuke
de_inferno 16 - 6 de_inferno

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Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai led the server with 45 kills in the final match for the Mythic stream team in the event. After beating Liquid in their last outing, the majority-Oceanic side was able to secure first place in Group B thanks to the tiebreaker.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
100 Thieves
2 - 0
Mythic
de_vertigo 16 - 8 de_vertigo
de_inferno 16 - 9 de_inferno
de_mirage de_mirage

Michael "Grim" Wince got the chance to scrounge up some confidence heading into the playoffs following a 53 kill performance against RBG. Jadan "HexT" Postma and pwny both had 34 kills in the series loss.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
Liquid
2 - 0
RBG
de_inferno 16 - 10 de_inferno
de_overpass 16 - 10 de_overpass
de_nuke de_nuke

The most consequential match of the last day of groups, oNe beat Chaos to simultaneously equal their group record and secure the tiebreaker to advance to the playoffs. b4rtiN continued to be the difference maker for the Brazilian side, netting himself 72 kills in the series.

IEM New York 2020 North America
Best of three maps
TeamOne
2 - 1
Chaos
de_nuke 8 - 16 de_nuke
de_dust2 19 - 15 de_dust2
de_mirage 16 - 10 de_mirage

The playoffs will commence tomorrow with the following matchups:

br FURIA vs. us Liquid 3:00PM EDT
br oNe vs. us New England Whalers 6:30PM EDT

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