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dark horses of the major
Slemmy | 
Iceland DJFelpie 
c9,fnatic,vitality, g2 either 1 or 2 of these teams will be in the playoffs of the major
2019-01-31 21:47
#1
Bosnia and Herzegovina V3D0 
Vitality/G2
2019-01-31 21:48
#103
SZPERO | 
Poland 0U7L4W 
vitality;d
2019-02-01 12:02
#2
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Spite48 
wouldnt really call fnatic dark horse. at least not as much as the other teams. they have proven themselves plenty of times and have shown they have what it take to make a final or semis. but agree on the rest, gonna be awesome to see how well they do.
2019-01-31 21:50
You can't put them as favourites, since that should belong to only 2-3 teams (Liquid Astralis Navi) , but yeah I would put fnatic and Mibr as one of the better dark horses
2019-01-31 23:52
#45
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United States ColtMcCoy 
MIBR is toast they're never going to be good enough to go past quarters
2019-02-01 02:22
Lmao Triggered Brazilians inc...
2019-02-01 02:50
Vega?
2019-01-31 21:50
rainbow horse because no one fucking knows what will happen with vega.
2019-01-31 21:51
idk man they always suprising us
2019-01-31 22:02
#97
Thorin | 
Egypt True_ 
thats why its rainbow horse. You never know
2019-02-01 10:38
Vega has a good run at the major, then play like 2/3 tournaments, suddenly dissapear of the map and then they're destroying some teams on the major and nobody understands how. I really don't know if they're a dark horse or what, but it's a really weird team in every term
2019-01-31 23:43
Flipside did the same for quite some time but it didn't last.
2019-01-31 23:52
I guess it's a CIS thing
2019-02-01 00:36
It´s not a CIS thing. If you know the majority of the enemy´s strats, and they don´t know yours, you´re in a good position to win. People like to underestimate CIS players, but they are great aimers ( 2nd best region in terms of pure aim ) and are confortable playing on LAN, two ingredients that are part of the recipe for a good player.
2019-02-01 02:59
“2nd best region in terms of pure aim” ANALyst, how do you determine who is first, who is second?
2019-02-01 04:17
Ez. Europe´s first, Cis 2nd, Brazil 3rd, NA 4th, Asia 5th, AUS/NZ, 6th
2019-02-01 11:41
i didnt ask you who is in what place
2019-02-01 12:23
NRG, G2 hopefully
2019-01-31 21:51
Faze, g2, winstrike
2019-01-31 22:05
#8
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Finland Alko^ 
FaZe? they're already expected to reach atleast semis
2019-01-31 22:07
Lol nt faze fan
2019-01-31 22:08
#13
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Finland Alko^ 
FaZe fan?? Just stating a fact that if FaZe doesnt reach atleast semis they are underperforming
2019-01-31 22:10
I expect that and I’m not a faze fan
2019-02-01 03:42
#50
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World nakTriceps 
Winstrike, real?
2019-02-01 02:33
c9 will surely be in playoffs. They are playing pretty good atm
2019-01-31 22:07
#35
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Ukraine Valarnirmirgt 
they will play with Golden. i believe
2019-01-31 23:58
they wont feelsbadman
2019-02-01 02:15
#52
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Portugal NabasKi 
how come? if they don't they will only have 2 players from last majors roster (rush and autimatic)
2019-02-01 02:46
Do u not see the news
2019-02-01 02:51
#58
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Portugal NabasKi 
when you put it like that I guess I don't .. what happened?
2019-02-01 02:52
I’m just playin w u
2019-02-01 02:58
#65
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Portugal NabasKi 
haha I got it, but it's slightly true actually
2019-02-01 03:02
#60
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Portugal NabasKi 
ohhh, okay I vaguely remember seeing that post but didn't correlate it
2019-02-01 02:54
#10
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Croatia mds818 
Dark horse is to win the major, not get in the play offs... fnatic is not a dark horse doe
2019-01-31 22:07
i would say they are only because they can do unexpected things
2019-01-31 23:29
#18
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Croatia mds818 
if you mean unexpected things like choking than ya
2019-01-31 23:39
#61
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Iceland fatboislim 
what?
2019-02-01 02:57
Nope. That is bs.
2019-02-01 09:19
>g2 LUL
2019-01-31 22:09
u never know, they could pull of something good also g2>uk scene
2019-01-31 23:31
#28
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United Kingdom IgglePiggle 
the only thing g2 can pull off is their dicks hows the scene in iceland btw
2019-01-31 23:53
im a fakeflag--real country is u.s
2019-02-01 02:14
#106
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United Kingdom IgglePiggle 
Not much better tbh, your only team is Liquid and that's propped up by 2 Canadians
2019-02-01 15:01
HUH??? U.S 1 major , england 0, also elige and autimatic is in top 20 u cuck, 3 NA teams in top 10
2019-02-02 02:52
#109
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United Kingdom IgglePiggle 
Lol you get no argument from me about the uk I know it's got no scene, but don't pretend na isn't a joke
2019-02-02 20:38
G2 is an awful and inconsistent team. It wont even get ouf the new challenger stage.
2019-01-31 22:10
u never know what could happen
2019-01-31 23:29
#36
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France LanaRhoades 
They didn't play since like 2 monthes in official matches , and they won vs vitality i think you will be surprised of their level , or atleast their mentality and their new face
2019-01-31 23:58
Hellraisers NRG ENCE
2019-01-31 23:44
#21
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Singapore lunatx0 
Prob G2, they havent really played any matches except frm WESG against Vitality, giving them ample time to make strats. While for C9, Vitality they have prob just maybe used some of their major strats especially Vitality to get pass the minors. For fnatic i cant really say they are the dark horses as they are one of the team that is guaranteed to go through
2019-01-31 23:45
#22
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United States jurafman 
not gonna win the major but vici will do way better than people think, they played super well against north
2019-01-31 23:47
#30
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United Kingdom IgglePiggle 
north who?
2019-01-31 23:53
#31
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United States jurafman 
astralis academy academy
2019-01-31 23:54
#33
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United Kingdom IgglePiggle 
:P Though I agree about Vici, I just like slamming north
2019-01-31 23:55
#34
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United States jurafman 
+1
2019-01-31 23:57
#23
Sweden MpK_ 
faze
2019-01-31 23:50
#24
flusha | 
United States Venom_ 
Add nrg
2019-01-31 23:50
#27
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Russia 50bombs 
For me its ence, avangar.
2019-01-31 23:52
#63
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Iceland fatboislim 
ence is already expected to win the major easily, so they can't be a dark horse. but avangar i agree with
2019-02-01 02:58
#77
eLUSIVE | 
United States kearCS 
I know a lot of people like ENCE and all the memes, but I don't think anyone is expecting them to win the major.
2019-02-01 03:56
#87
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Iceland fatboislim 
have we come to a point where an obvious ence joke is not considered a joke anymore?
2019-02-01 07:28
ence is a legit good team now though lol they aren't really memes anymore
2019-02-01 08:45
With how many people say it, it seems like people are getting more serious about it than ever
2019-02-01 14:14
This minor is already so uncertain, I love that.
2019-01-31 23:53
#32
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United States m1santhr0pe3 
edward team
2019-01-31 23:54
#37
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France LanaRhoades 
I don't trust in vitality anymore... Since they lose 16-6 to ENDPOINT , i feel that nothing changed and i feel like they are cocky , not like g2 that looks so fresh and serious
2019-02-01 00:00
#67
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Singapore Blloopy 
Open qualifiers are inconsistent af, especially since that are online. So in all honesty it wasn’t too surprising Vitality got upsetted by a unknown team.
2019-02-01 03:14
black devils
2019-02-01 00:00
c9
2019-02-01 02:19
#43
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United States flybywire12 
NRG is a dark horse that will surprise everyone.
2019-02-01 02:20
I'm fucking drunk as fuck
2019-02-01 02:22
But I would say
2019-02-01 02:22
G2 and Vitality
2019-02-01 02:23
They have to make it like wtf they have mabor champions + Zywooo
2019-02-01 02:23
Of course they have to make it Thanks for making this thread
2019-02-01 02:24
#54
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Portugal NabasKi 
lmao
2019-02-01 02:48
#66
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Australia t0rrent 
Reported for drug use, my 5 year old son was reading this thread
2019-02-01 03:12
#70
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Denmark blue_sheep 
Haha, hltv user comments are like 85% toxic degenerative bullshit. Please let him read on, he'll be the worst of us yet
2019-02-01 03:25
Ence nrg
2019-02-01 02:36
G2? srsly dude, its probably more likely that they don't even qualify for top 16
2019-02-01 02:48
Nip and mibr I guess you could argue that mibr shouldn't be considered a dark horse but imo they count
2019-02-01 02:54
"a candidate or competitor about whom little is known but who unexpectedly wins or succeeds." MIBR is one hundred procent considered a dark horse.
2019-02-01 03:14
#69
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Denmark blue_sheep 
Ence maybe But Astralis will win the whole thing for sure
2019-02-01 03:20
#71
Indonesia Elce 
+1
2019-02-01 03:28
Furia
2019-02-01 03:29
NRG best dark horse
2019-02-01 03:41
My heart says g2 but my brain says FaZe
2019-02-01 03:45
faze is expected to goto playoffs
2019-02-01 03:57
I mean to win it all
2019-02-01 04:46
ENCE, Vitality against t1 teams will suck every dick
2019-02-01 03:46
Vitality, what a joke hahaha
2019-02-01 04:15
fnatic is the only dark horse
2019-02-01 04:17
What u talkin about Vitaliy won't pass the Main Qualifier
2019-02-01 04:29
Unironically I reckon if liazz steps up I could see renegades going pretty far
2019-02-01 04:47
#86
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United States Acetk 
They always shit the bed they have let me down so many times at the major :(
2019-02-01 06:33
I reckon with the new team with god grat and liazz they can do it though
2019-02-01 10:23
faze
2019-02-01 04:57
CIS teams
2019-02-01 07:34
#89
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Sweden swediztann3 
Fnatic esports
2019-02-01 08:34
#91
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Ukraine Ukrainc4ik 
Nrg,Avangar,Ence,Vitality 2/4 teams at least 9-11 place
2019-02-01 08:52
FaZe
2019-02-01 09:10
#95
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Andorra user98475834 
mibr
2019-02-01 10:26
OMEGA i was looking for ghost because i thought that they might be one but then i realised that steel cant attend in valve events now im crying btw
2019-02-01 10:32
#99
Thorin | 
Egypt True_ 
oooof They could probably get Top 4 or Finals (if they like ultra try harded)
2019-02-01 10:40
yea sadlife
2019-02-01 10:41
#98
Thorin | 
Egypt True_ 
ENCE and Hell raisers will surprise. Vitality and G2 hopefully will get out because I want to have a good french team again not this shit. Also, teams like NRG should be getting Top 8, thats their level.
2019-02-01 10:40
#102
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United Kingdom EZ5ANCA 
SPIRIT VEGA AND VICI TAKE CARE OF THEM ONDE YOU BLINK YOUR EYES , THEY WILL GOT THAT
2019-02-01 11:50
#108
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Australia sad_faze_fan 
Astralis surely
2019-02-02 03:05
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