Beastcoast Giveth & Taketh as It Eliminates EG From TI11
The 2-0 stomping trend continues on the second day of The International 2022 (TI11) as Beastcoast eliminated North American (NA) hopefuls Evil Geniuses from the tournament after defeating them 2-0 in the Lower Bracket. The NA team were looking to be a top contender for this year’s International, however a shocking loss to South American team Thunder Awaken saw them going down into the Lower Bracket of TI11, following which beastcoast sent EG home.
Evil Geniuses vs beastcoast: Match recap
Both EG and beastcoast had a history amongst each other, where beastcoast managed to qualify for The International 2021 (TI10) thanks to EG defeating teams that threatened their invitation slot during the previous DPC season.
Beastcoast then managed to repay the debt a year later, as beastcoast helped EG secure their slot at TI11 by defeating both Fnatic and Outsiders at the PGL Arlington Major. With its debt repaid, beastcoast were looking to eliminate EG from TI11 after helping them to qualify in the first place.
Before the series, Artour "Arteezy" Babaev and Beastcoast's assistant coach Eduardo "Raykill" Nuñez shaved their hairs for good luck as numerous players shaved their hair before a match and ended up performing well on the main stage, which also included Thunder Awaken’s Farith "Matthew" Huamancaja as his team managed to defeat EG in a 2-0 stomp.
Beastcoast started off the drafting phase as it picked up Mars & Slark for Adrián "Wisper" Dobles and Héctor "K1" Rodríguez respectively while EG went for an aggressive lineup, with Terrorblade, Ember Spirit and Broodmother as the core heroes.
While the laning phase was even for both teams, the South American team had the advantage going into the mid-game as Wisper’s Mars had tremendous impacts during teamfights which saw multiple EG heroes being picked off. Despite attempts from EG to turn the tide in its favor, beastcoast would end up claiming Game One after 37 minutes.
With elimination on the line, EG were looking to turn things around as it picked up Lifestealer and Beastmaster while retaining Abed “Abed” Yusop’s Ember Spirit. Beastcoast on the other hand, went for Naga Siren, Leshrac and Brewmaster as its core lineup.
The game ended up a back and forth game for the first 30 minutes, as both teams were equally matched. However, beastcoast slowly built up its net worth advantage as it claimed objectives all over the map, including Roshan.
Despite a desperate teamfight from Evil Geniuses, beastcoast saw it as an opportunity to end the game as they slowly bled EG out within their own base and claimed the series after just over 41 minutes.
Following the series, Evil Geniuses were eliminated from the tournament as it claimed a top twelve finish. Beastcoast however, will move on into third round of the Lower Bracket as it awaits the victor of the PSG.LGD vs Boom Esports matchup.