Far away is the 15th ESL Pro League in which Movistar Riders was able to overcome their undefeated group. Now the riders are one loss away from going the reverse way. The Madrid organization has been left without playoffs of the 16th EPL and has lost for the fourth time in a row against Evil Geniuses. On this occasion, the North American team prevailed with a 2-0 in which they went from less to more throughout the series. The Riders’ last match will be against Eternal Fire.
Technically, Movistar Riders came to the matchup against Evil Geniuses without contention for the playoffs of the 16th ESL Pro League. The victory of FURIA Esports against Team Liquid was the end of the hopes of the riders. Against Liquid the organization from Madrid showed a good image despite losing 2-1, but against the Brazilian team the forms hurt: FURIA prevailed in the Ancient selected by Riders achieving a first half of 0-15 from the anti-terrorist side. Against Cloud9 the result was another 2-0 down.
A priori Evil Geniuses could be a feasible rival for Movistar Riders, since their only victory in the ESL Pro League had been against Eternal Fire, also without victories so far. Nevertheless, the North American team took advantage of their domination in the pistol rounds so that Riders was forced to go against the tide. The initial Overpass went to the first part with a 7-8, but EG took off from the anti-terrorist side: they added two series of four consecutive rounds and made it 1-0 with a 9-16.
.@Movistar_Riders bounce back towards the end of their T-side
however @EGCSGO are still in the lead 9-6 👀
— ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS) September 24, 2022
Later the rhythm was repeated in Nuke, a map selected by Movistar Riders. The first half was even, but Evil Geniuses improved again in the second to handily sentence the match. The match went from going 6-9 to 8-16, with a few horsemen blocked from the counter-terrorist side. The unusual image of the match was generated by Alejandro Fernández-Quejo «mopoz»: he was the least successful player in the Riders with a K/D of 22-39.
Even though Antony Martinez adapts more and more and offers glimpses of his quality, Movistar Riders still notices the lack of Álvaro García «SunPayusespecially when it comes to communication. The AWPer He hasn’t had a sweet debut at ENCE either. after bidding farewell to the 16th ESL Pro League with just one win. Riders will find an opportunity to prove themselves again with the change in the ESL Masters USA, where on October 10 he will face VELOX. In addition, the 14th of the following month will also be in the ESL Challenger Rotterdam.