EG Wins MSI BEAT IT 2010

BY Andrew Miesner / September 6, 2010

In the final day of action, two MSI sponsored teams proved to be the best in attendence as both EG and Fnatic remained.

On de_dust2, Fnatic started on the terrorist side, however the advantage proved to be minimal as EG shut them down on occassion, only giving them a three round advantage (9-6) going into the second half. EG managed to have a more successful terrorist side with Fnatic not able to hold their attack, ending the first map of action with a 16-12 score in favor of EG.

On de_nuke EG continued their momentum in the first half of action on the CT side of the map, taking the first half by the score of 11-4. It looked like EG had the tournament in the bag before Fnatic finally rose to the occassion and battled their way back to tie the score and force the match into over-time. In the first over-time, the score did not deviate from the tie and a second over-time was needed. In the second over-time Fnatic grabbed a final and much needed round to take the map (22-20) and tie the series at 1-1.

On de_train, Fnatic looked to be drained of energy after the double over-time win. EG demolished the Swedish powerhouse by the score of 12-3 on the favored CT side of the map. With Fnatic’s back up against the wall, they needed to string together 13 rounds for victory. Unfortunately for them, EG’s buying strategy took them by surprise and EG capitalize to take the map by the score of 16-7.

With the win on de_train, EG took the series 2-1 and the MSI BEAT IT 2010 Championship. The team has won 5 MSI GT660 laptops as well as $15,000 in prize money.

Final Standings

Evil Geniuses – $15,000
fnatic – $7,500
Lions – $2,500