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Why Bo5 in Major Grand Finals is the best
Spain Sneakerss 
There been this discussion several times, but i want to bring here why i think and truly believe the MAJOR grand finals should always be at the bo5. It's a special tournament, a once of a time to crown the champion as the best CS team in the whole world. This should be shown into the MAP POOL as well, we cannot have that many map vetos, and that showing it in ur advantatge in a grand final. The best team in the world, should know how to play many maps, and not 2 or 3. That to me is a drop down of the quality of a Final. That a BO5 can last extremely long? Yes.. but hey, its a once of a lifetime tournament that happens every year or every 6-7 months. Not something u see everyday. What I like from Majors is that "EPIC" legendary feeling when someone wins. Not just a bo3, and for example Nuke and Dust2 is picked. and game ends like that.. in a grand final?! oh no.. that would suck. Maybe we should boost the prize pool of the majors with crowdfunding and such, as its done in other games (aka. Dota2). but thats Valve related and well we all know Valve. And maybe it would be a lot more appealing to do a bo5 like that. Bo3 can have more quality? I dont know about that. as i said, map vetos are too important and it shouldnt be in a Major final, it should just show who is the best in the biggest map variety AS WELL. And I think a Major should feel special in all its ways, and different. It's not just another tier1 premier tourny. And last.. I know Sports and Esports should not be compared, but i want to say, in TENNIS there is grand slams (bo5 sets), and the "premier" tournaments or Masters they at Bo3 sets. I can see some similarities with CS:GO tournaments, that one can make players extremely tired is true, but its worth it, cuz its a SPECIAL tournament. It crowns the best of all. Its a memorable day.
2019-02-12 16:16
It should be bo7 played in 2 days /close
2019-02-12 16:17
/open 0/8 /close
2019-02-12 16:18
its actually the best thing
2019-02-12 17:19
#7
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United States BLNDSPT 
/open Thank you for finally saying it /close
2019-02-12 16:22
/open no. /closed
2019-02-12 16:25
#37
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Brazil marcosopora 
/open +999999 /closed
2019-02-12 17:08
#45
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United States n0rdie 
/open NEIT CYKA BLYAT /close
2019-02-12 17:54
#3
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Estonia pro_sniper 
Bo1 is better
2019-02-12 16:20
BO5 is overrated af. It literally gets boring lol And even Pro players say Bo5 is too much
2019-02-12 16:21
Pro players complain about everything tbh. I agree about the length of the games.. can be too much- But it not happens all the times either that they so long. And I dont think the MAP VETOS should be THAT important, in a MAJOR! Its not a tournament that happens every 2 months.. But whatever. I know the IEM Katowice is Bo3 so oh well. Just give them the million prize pool in a grand final that ends in less than 2h ;). why not.. And Dota2 TI8 was a bo5, 5 matches, while at the SAME DAY they had the losers finals. so they played bo3, and bo5 at same day. "Yea but Dota2.. is not so mentally exhausting as CS", is not true either as i hear many times.. and the TI8 was one of the best tournaments ever, and esports analyists also agreed to say it was so good and "epic".
2019-02-12 16:33
#29
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Germany thebestchen 
TI prizepool 24 mio... pros can play 10 hours infront crwod.... cs 1 mio prizepool... pros can only play 5 hrs infront crowd... its all about the money
2019-02-12 17:01
+1 about that. It be good to have a Major prize pool crowdfunded and boosted as they do in Dota2. And for me this year what Valve did with the "viewer pass" is a good direction.. now they gotta find a way to implement it and add an incentive to buy it and that money going to the prize pool of the major. I mean the money it involved in the end also will make a difference with the bo5, bo3 and all this.
2019-02-12 17:06
#38
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Germany thebestchen 
valvo can boost with the money from viewer pass the PP... ii dont understand thats not happend... instead 50% volvo and 50% teams it should be 33% volvo 33% team 33%PP major
2019-02-12 17:09
#24
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Germany Der_Pabst 
should be bo1 tbh
2019-02-12 16:53
#5
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Czech Republic Pee_Tea 
Yea man i don¨t get it... Major finals should definitely be bo5
2019-02-12 16:20
#6
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Europe R2D2s 
I remember Katowice 2018 and Sydney 2018 finals, jeez so beatiful watching every map :P
2019-02-12 16:21
katowice finals had 700k viewers on twitch lmfao , probably the highest after eleague major
2019-02-12 18:41
#52
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Europe R2D2s 
yup, that was the real final, not like faceit major kek
2019-02-12 18:44
TLDR but I agree with you,majors should be the ultamita test to find out which team is the best and that means a bo5 grand final. Though I dont have a big problem with bo3s,they do the job
2019-02-12 16:25
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Brazil MadWell 
agreed nice name btw
2019-02-12 16:45
Yeah, I will admit bo3 do the job most of the times.. for a tier 1 primier tournament i think its perfect and dont need at all a bo5. But I do think it should be the ultimate and final test for such teams to be crown the best in a major. And as a bo3 it feels lacking in the map pool.. but oh well. I still hoping for a great Major tho, and hyped for it.
2019-02-12 16:45
#10
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United Kingdom munt_ 
I think bo5 is fine for this event, its not like the two competitors will be rushed into the event, they have a day.
2019-02-12 16:29
#12
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United States AproximateCS 
as long as they dont make them play a game b4
2019-02-12 16:31
#17
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France StickyRice 
Last day should be BO3 3rd place decider + BO5 grand final. BO1 useless "showmatch" + BO3 grand final is a waste of a last day. You have rent the stage for a full day, use it to have a strong and pleasant amount of CS, not just only a BO3 final, and a showmatch no one gives a fak about.
2019-02-12 16:37
#18
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United States AproximateCS 
Last showmatch was better than the final though lol
2019-02-12 16:38
#20
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France StickyRice 
Because unfortunately Astralis rekt everyone (except FaZe, but FaZe meet them in quarters because they barely went through 3-2) in the playoffs. NaVi lost 15-32 to Astralis, same for Liquid (15-32), basically it was all about getting lucky in the draw and facing Astralis as late (final) as possible. Now swiss being BO3 for qualification and elimination games should increase the level of teams accessing the playoffs, so yeah, only thing that could likely happen to make the tourney disappoint is that Astralis would still walk over everyone during playoffs. Otherwise it should be a great Major (but yeah a 3rd place decider and a BO5 grand final still are lacking).
2019-02-12 16:41
#25
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United States AproximateCS 
Im excited about this major, they have a new system along with Astralis looking weaker. I Have hope
2019-02-12 16:58
+1 to what u said. The new qualification system and Swiss they introduced definitely SHOULD improve the seedings and all. And I still believe its gonna be a great Major which im expecting for it a lot, I want to see great CS again. And about the BO3 I can admit sometimes its not needed a bo5 in a final, but in a MAJOR to me it should because it crowns the best. And its the nº1 tournament of all.. if we make it feel like any other tier 1.. then it just becomes boring to watch and repetitive.. stuff we see everyday. And for what we got 7 maps in the active map duty pool? .. then some complain to valve about map rotations, but then they do the opposite and never play different maps or new ones. But thats another topic.. People always say Bo3 will be better, will be more intense.. and so on.. but i seen a lot of bo3s finals that been a shit. Specially because many times the first game is the players are getting warmed up or playing on nuke or dust2 (aka. can get very 1 sided and gg), the 2nd is actually the one interesting.. and intense and if lucky then 3rd or end of tournament there. I dont want to imagine a major final ending in 1h30min.. Im gonna hope im wrong. cuz i want see some good CS again.
2019-02-12 16:59
#11
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Russia Roneee 
And we finally see how NaVi plays 3 maps in Grand Final
2019-02-12 16:31
#15
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France StickyRice 
Savage.
2019-02-12 16:35
Na'Vi and Zeus shitting on his own teammates on HLTV interview? I dunno if they will reach the final even.. lol. too bad for s1mple honestly, he deserves a better team, or na'vi to bench 1-2 players (edward or zeus)
2019-02-12 17:00
The best team in the world, should know how just win games, bo1 or bo7 no matter /closed
2019-02-12 16:34
#46
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United States n0rdie 
a shit team can get a fluky bo1 win. a bo5 makes it a lot harder for a team to win when they shouldnt. if the boston 2018 major was a bo5 faze would probably have won tbh
2019-02-12 18:00
#16
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France StickyRice 
BO5 grand final + BO3 3rd place decider This should be mandatory for a Major.
2019-02-12 16:35
#19
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Turkey tastemycobra 
You must be right cuz you wrote very long...
2019-02-12 16:40
of course i am! my opinion > everyone elses! :D
2019-02-12 17:15
Players from TOP 15 said BO5 is so finishing for them and they would like play BO3 in Finals
2019-02-12 16:41
#27
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Germany TheRealDev2ce 
+1
2019-02-12 17:00
#30
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Spain VIKTORAL 
yea forr real imagine a match map 1-dust2 map2-nuke map3-train LMAO SO SHIT
2019-02-12 17:01
+1. It could happen.. and all those maps (except train maybe), can be REALLY 1 sided.. and major final ends in less than 2hours? oof.. i wouldnt want to see that at all, if it happened everyone be like we have to change!! lol.. we'll see, i have good hopes for the major anyways, even if the final is bo3. I think it gonna be a good Major specially with the seeding changes and the swiss format is different and all that :D
2019-02-12 18:06
#50
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Spain VIKTORAL 
+1111 the hype is real!!!!
2019-02-12 18:31
>once in a lifetime >6-7 months pick one
2019-02-12 17:03
b01
2019-02-12 17:05
#33
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United Kingdom epholliday 
+1
2019-02-12 17:05
The better team should win more in a Bo5 less of a fluke More games Wait a whole day for a 2-0 so fun for a major grandfinal...
2019-02-12 17:08
+1
2019-02-12 18:12
Football final is bo1😭
2019-02-12 17:08
But basketball playoffs and finals are bo7 :D or bo5. I heard a discussion here about making playoffs in football, but i think that be a bad idea.
2019-02-12 18:13
#39
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Latvia fl4y 
once of a lifetime tournament that happens every year once of a lifetime tournament that happens every year once of a lifetime tournament that happens every year once of a lifetime tournament that happens every year once of a lifetime tournament that happens every year
2019-02-12 17:10
2 times per year*
2019-02-12 17:23
it doesn't matter, astralis will win anyway
2019-02-12 17:22
#44
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Spain Holiwis 
BO5 is better when there are no bans first, picks first, example: Team 1 picks map Team 2 picks map Team 1 bans map Team 2 bans map Then u can play the other team worst map and there could be lots of surprises
2019-02-12 17:33
youre a fucking liar, you have 0 ethic, i dont give a shit for what bo3 finals have done in the past and this topic is dead for me
2019-02-12 18:46
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