Evil Geniuses swept beastcoast 2-0 in a do-or-die showdown at the Lima Major in Peru, advancing to the second round of the lower bracket.
The TI5 champions owe their victory to a critical play from Jean “Chris Luck” Salazar’s Death Prophet in the first game of the best-of-three series.
The team fight began in the top lane at the 13-minute mark, with both teams testing each other’s strengths.
Jose “Pandaboo” Hernandez’s Clockwerk initiated the fight in the river, drawing everyone into the battleground, including Chris Luck, who used his Exorcism ultimate to inflict continuous damage.
While both teams were in chaos fighting for the high ground, the Death Prophet was dealing significant damage.
Chris Luck secured an ultra kill on four members of beastcoast, and Hector Antonio “K1” Rodriguez attempted to break the streak with Eclipse but was thwarted by Crypt Swarm, allowing Chris Luck to achieve a Rampage.
Evil Geniuses capitalized on this momentum and won the game at the 29-minute mark.
Chris Luck finished with an impressive 19/0/13 KDA.
Evil Geniuses went on to win the second game as well, eliminating their fellow South American team. Their next opponent will be Team Aster on March 3 at 11 p.m. GMT+8.