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BEST FORMAT EVER!
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Denmark Blue_Cheese 
Bye bye fluke Bo1 upset teams! Finally Volvo and ESL did a great job.
2019-02-17 19:28
+1
2019-02-17 19:28
#112
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Belgium dzkay1 
best format lol ? 2 match at same time is best format ? ok
2019-02-18 04:49
#125
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Finland Fliida 
I don't mind the 2 matches at once, as long as I don't have to watch teams like Winstrike in the legends stage.
2019-02-18 06:44
#133
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Europe dip6o 
We still have complexity
2019-02-18 07:42
will have them at the next minor anyway
2019-02-18 08:24
#137
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United Kingdom MansNotHot 
not really, teams with 0-3 won't get an invite oh, "minor" i missread, nvm
2019-02-18 08:29
#142
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Finland Fliida 
Myeah, but they were sort of guaranteed to be there regardless.
2019-02-18 13:20
#143
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Estonia u3ffe 
Winstrike is not far behind from teams like NiP, C9 at this major, so you gonna struggle anyway :)
2019-02-18 13:23
#2
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Czech Republic Rewask 
+1
2019-02-17 19:29
mous lul
2019-02-17 19:30
#4
XigN | 
Korea yooz 
yeah glad it was bo3 so fnatic couldn't upset anyone
2019-02-17 19:30
#6
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Finland sunnahh 
+67
2019-02-17 19:31
#47
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Australia _Se7en 
Lol
2019-02-17 20:27
#52
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Greece Phlebas117 
+lul
2019-02-17 20:28
#71
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United Kingdom Hamshanks 
lol brutal savage rekt
2019-02-17 21:08
#72
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Sweden Lagge15 
Is cry still free? Otherwise I won't do it
2019-02-17 21:09
#75
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Mexico Ch4vez 
lol +1
2019-02-17 21:12
#83
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Lithuania Mzeris 
+1
2019-02-17 21:27
Oof. M
2019-02-17 21:28
lol +1969
2019-02-18 03:00
#120
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Other houndkonig 
+oof
2019-02-18 05:21
#5
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Brazil kekeke9 
best format is BO1 single elimination. or you play good or you out.
2019-02-17 19:30
#7
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Mongolia k0ng0 
Lol hello silver warrior!
2019-02-17 19:32
#8
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Brazil kekeke9 
hello mongolian warrior
2019-02-17 19:33
Yeah because namibia is so much better than mongolia.
2019-02-17 19:34
#17
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Brazil kekeke9 
cant you read yellow teeth? i said hello nothing more
2019-02-17 19:36
Namibia got the biggest sand dunes in the world!!!
2019-02-17 20:26
hello namibian warrior
2019-02-17 19:35
#19
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Brazil kekeke9 
hello my friend how are you luxembourg warrior?
2019-02-17 19:37
Hello fellow K0ngo
2019-02-17 20:19
#61
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Mongolia k0ng0 
Hi ma frend!
2019-02-17 20:49
#9
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Croatia mds818 
true but i dont really like seeding system
2019-02-17 19:33
#37
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France Yo_Les_Noobz 
There allways were some stupid matchups on round 4-5 without seeding (like FaZe - G2 last major) so I think that seeding is good In the end, if you except Fnatic, all the better teams advanced and I think it’s better for the game
2019-02-17 19:53
Why is that a weird match up? faze were like #2 last major while g2 were like #9302
2019-02-17 19:55
#41
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France Yo_Les_Noobz 
G2 literally had the worst possible opponent from round 2 to 5 As returning legends, it shouldn’t happen
2019-02-17 19:57
#104
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Finland dev2ce 
Being a returning legend doesn't mean shit. Literally BIG, coL, MIBR, and HR are legends. If they're shit then having the worst possible opponent is what should be happening to them. This new system reinforces exactly that, so only the good teams go through and make the best possible CS games happen in the playoffs.
2019-02-18 03:15
#49
2019-02-17 20:29
NiP qualified to the major by beating the #23 (Furia), #35 (ViCi) and #53 (Vega) while also losing to the #13 (RNG) and #28 (Winstrike). ViCi beat the #6 (fnatic) and #8 (C9). They lost to #5 (NRG), #14 (NiP) and #15 (Vitality). NiP and C9 sucked dick this tournament and didnt deserve to qualify.
2019-02-17 20:30
+1, that's exactly what I want to say
2019-02-17 20:31
its just because everyones favorite C9 and NiP are benefitting from this and some random russian and chinese teams are getting robbed that nobody gives a shit. imagine C9 having a low seed in this qualifier.
2019-02-17 20:33
mix9 would be 0-3ed, as they deserve
2019-02-17 21:04
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
Nope, if you want better seeding, you have to do good outside of a major, if you're sitting home in china whole year like vici, why would you want for them easier opponents?
2019-02-17 20:59
how? most tier 2 events (dh open, esea global challenge, ecs) have no asian quals
2019-02-17 21:06
#86
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France Yo_Les_Noobz 
But there was no team in top 15 besides ENCE in this qualifier.
2019-02-17 21:31
ok
2019-02-17 21:42
#126
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Macedonia ajapw987 
imagine thinking that hltv ratings mean shit
2019-02-18 06:44
#113
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Cyprus Xeeh 
Seeding is way better. It ensures the best teams make it to the end instead of facing each other first round.
2019-02-18 04:50
It should be fair for every team. I agree with the BO3s for Elim/Qual matches and first-round Seeding but not the seeding for the remaining rounds. The system in place right now is designed to minimize the chances of lower-ranked teams advancing.....which is just unfair, to say the least. An ideal system imo would be Swiss system with first-round seeding like we just had + Buchholz for the remaining four rounds. That way, top-ranked teams won't always have relatively easy matchups, and lower-ranked teams won't always have relatively hard ones just because of their first round seeding. Buchholz is dependent on performance as the tournament goes on which is good.
2019-02-18 05:49
#124
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Cyprus Xeeh 
Good. Lower ranked teams shouldn't be advancing anyways, unless they can beat the best.
2019-02-18 06:41
.....because of this format, higher ranked teams are inherently likelier to advance REGARDLESS of their performance level. its biased towards higher ranked teams by always giving them relatively easy matchups which is unfair and uncompetitive
2019-02-18 06:51
#130
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Cyprus Xeeh 
If they lose to the highest ranked team they get at least 2 more chances against other teams. If they lose all 3 they don't belong there anyways.
2019-02-18 07:07
2 more chances, correct BUT 2 more chances against highly ranked teams. meanwhile, Fnatic more or less gets the easiest possible matchup every time regardless of losing their first two matches. You don't need to be better than the #1 #2 and #3 teams to advance. That's why we have 8 teams advancing, not 3.
2019-02-18 08:18
#140
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Cyprus Xeeh 
You will never match up against #1, #2, and #3 in a row for your 3 losses because they will likely be winning their matches as you said.. No matter what the 8 best teams should advance always. If the "lower ranked" teams beat their opponents then they were better. If they lose to the "higher ranked" teams then those higher ranked teams are better and should be moving on It seems like you want teams to qualify by lucky upset who have no business being in a tournament for the worlds best 16 teams
2019-02-18 08:49
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Romania hiei59 
If a "lower ranked" team loses to a "higher ranked" team, isn't it obvious that the "higher ranked" team is just better? So....in day 5, if you have 3 high ranked teams and 3 low ranked teams.....why would you want 2 high ranked teams being matched together and don't want them both to qualify further.
2019-02-18 08:27
+1
2019-02-17 19:34
does Legend stage have the same format? i dont want fluke teams like Qbf, Col and Big in playoff
2019-02-17 19:34
Yep it's the same format.
2019-02-17 19:36
#73
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Germany Ducarius 
BiG fluke? xaxaxa
2019-02-17 21:10
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Australia AU_CS_LUL 
+1
2019-02-17 21:24
sry i mean PGL Krakow
2019-02-18 02:59
#141
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Germany Ducarius 
Yes thats right
2019-02-18 12:26
#14
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France 0racle 
NOTHING SHOULD BE BO1 EVER EVER IN ANY TOURNAMENT
2019-02-17 19:36
+1
2019-02-17 19:36
#16
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Russia razorVJ 
+1 Losers like TyLoo don't have a chance in BO3.
2019-02-17 19:36
7 T rounds won in entire bo3
2019-02-17 19:37
#23
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Panama allu_snackbar 
LUL
2019-02-17 19:41
Only thing left now is a proper BO7 grand final
2019-02-17 19:39
would love it xdd but bo5 is cool enough but not even that is what they wanna do :(
2019-02-17 19:39
#27
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Brazil Mentecapto 
make it BO27
2019-02-17 19:43
+1 The winner of that would be the real deserved major champion
2019-02-17 19:44
#39
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France Yo_Les_Noobz 
Have to have the deepest map pool
2019-02-17 19:54
Play every map 5x
2019-02-17 20:29
is it fair tho, c9 opponents rank 11-16, winstrike opponents 1-5 rank :D:D:D, seems like one is not like another xddd, teams just going through without winning any proper rank teams...
2019-02-17 19:42
>Challengers Stage >Proper rank teams...
2019-02-17 19:44
Well these teams themselves ranked everyone and it is pretty much close to how world ranking is too, I can't say there was much wrong in ranking, it is also close to how people in general would have ranked teams before the event...
2019-02-17 19:49
So? what are u complaining about? there's no other ppl better to rank teams than the teams itself
2019-02-17 19:52
U were one complaining about ranking? I was fine with it, problem is how it works giving low rank teams way too tough road vs top rank teams... But yea sure keep telling me c9 facing teams grayhound, tyloo, vici and furia is comparable to winstrike facing nrg, fnatic, nip and ence, two roads are totally similar and fair xdddd...
2019-02-17 19:55
C9 got easy oponents cause other teams give it a better rank than winstrike. And in the end c9 is winning easy against winstrike to prove that the ranks is fair.
2019-02-17 20:17
So you are suggesting just because their rank is bad winstrike should get tough opponent EVERY SINGLE ROUND no matter how good team they beat and in the same time c9 should get easy opponent EVERY SINGLE ROUND just because their rank is good no matter which shit team they lose to? It is almost as if you are saying it doesn't matter how good your team actually plays and it only matters what your rank is, you just can't escape tough opponents as low rank team no matter how good you play in this system and you can't escape easy opponents as high rank team no matter how much u suck xdd. But sure, at least here they face each other to battle it out in the end but it still leaves bad taste to my mouth one team was given total freebie to make it here just because of their high rank while other one was given road so full of pumps you can't even fucking steer due their low rank...
2019-02-17 20:21
Yes! Thats how competition works out. Its a fucking major, theres no space for easy matchs for teams that want grow up. Professional Tennis has the BEST ranking and tournaments system of all sports... there's no easy road for who is low rankings. Including play more matchs than the top 10 players.
2019-02-17 20:27
But in tennis if you beat roger federer 1st round you don't play rafael nadal 2nd round... In this system if winstrike beat top 2 team they play top 1 next round :D, you don't see the difference?
2019-02-17 20:31
Cause here is swiss system and u dont go out of tournament losing 1 match. Tell me if this happens on the Legends Stafe (Quarters and Semis). If a bad team manage to get the Quarters and beat Astralis, they probably wont face Liquid or Navi on Semis.
2019-02-18 04:02
I see but I don't think that really matters enough regarding this. You really think even after winning 1 seed of event you should have to play 2nd seed and then if u win 3 seed just because your unfortunate #16 rank? I call bs on this system honestly, but I guess we can just agree to disagree anyway at this point.
2019-02-18 04:47
#138
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Romania hiei59 
So I think the random af matching system where low tier teams would face each other then fluke in the playoff, while good teams that would give a nice show in the playoffs were eliminated, was a better system?
2019-02-18 08:31
#122
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Ukraine volanchick 
delete csgo, go play tennis
2019-02-18 05:35
yes its the fucking major, c9 and nip should beat good teams to make it and not only the worst seeded teams.
2019-02-17 20:31
#139
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Romania hiei59 
NO! As the worst seeded team, YOU HAVE to beat teams high ranked to prove you deserve to qualify.
2019-02-18 08:32
The problem that i see is that it was supposed to have ELO ranking, but the ranking didn't change shit through the tournament. Even fnatic the 1º on the seed losing to ViCi didn't change they seeding and they kept getting easier opponents.
2019-02-18 03:28
Yes, I feel if you beat couple of high rank teams it should actually greatly boost your rank to make this system balanced at all, otherwise you are way too fucked just based on your ranking.
2019-02-18 05:07
+1, hopefully they shuffle it more next stage. For the good of the worst teams and the best teams
2019-02-18 07:37
Lul it will be better bo3s on legends
2019-02-17 19:42
+1
2019-02-17 19:43
#30
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
+1 Thank you, Mr. ESL! :] Fluke Chinese garbage stood no chance in Bo3's, I wonder why?!
2019-02-17 19:44
#32
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United States pzez 
It's great... We're finally seeing all the right teams end up on the Legends Stage. Now we just need c9 to beat winstrike and the major will be really amazing. Not that I think they'll have a huge chance of winning it, but it'll make for a good show/more viewership.
2019-02-17 19:46
mix 9 should have been DISQUALIFIED, Tthey have not retained previus major core.
2019-02-17 21:07
+1
2019-02-17 19:49
#35
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Vietnam rollofocker 
+1 finally the perfect format
2019-02-17 19:51
#44
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Belgium psavow 
+1
2019-02-17 20:21
-1 shitality and mix9 pass playing only weak teams, they do not deserve to be at the major at all
2019-02-17 20:27
If they beat the weak teams so who should be there instead of them? The weak teams?
2019-02-18 05:18
u have commented on this post like 6 times, ur salty LOSSSTRIKE failed to qualify
2019-02-18 06:50
#50
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Norway tobroe 
no
2019-02-17 20:28
Yep, finally.
2019-02-17 20:28
+1
2019-02-17 20:34
+1
2019-02-17 21:01
#65
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Finland yesyess 
+123
2019-02-17 21:03
Yep, finally.
2019-02-17 21:06
Why? You wish watch the same teams in tournament over year and year? Its boring. btw, csgo is dead game.
2019-02-17 21:08
#74
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Germany Ducarius 
So it would be better to have random teams without regarding their skill playing against each other just because they are new? Lol
2019-02-17 21:11
yeah, even without their skill, if they can beat a super team that would be more interesting to watch.
2019-02-17 21:22
#84
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Germany Ducarius 
But the thing about teams consistently playing each other is that they adapt and find different styles, which also has an entertainment factor. And if a team manages to beat a "better" team in a bo3 they could also advance to the legends stage or playoffs.
2019-02-17 21:27
First, if a new team can beat a super team thats definitely a different style. Second, the seeding system can be rigged, which could makes some teams more hard to qualify(diff teams prefer diff maps).
2019-02-17 21:43
bo7 the best.
2019-02-17 21:12
teams like astralis, mibr liquid and faze gonna qualify only playing against noob teams not fair, just wait
2019-02-17 21:12
+1
2019-02-17 21:19
#81
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Australia AU_CS_LUL 
+1
2019-02-17 21:25
#105
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Indonesia linekerrr 
But they'll eventually play each other in the 2 0 matchups in certain scenarios
2019-02-18 03:25
+1 but the seeding system/re seeding should be clearer.
2019-02-17 21:26
Format is nice, unluko that aug ruins this major.
2019-02-17 21:38
#89
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Poland Hell2k 
lmao ruins cuz ?
2019-02-17 21:38
either ur baiting or u havent watch
2019-02-17 21:52
#96
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Poland Hell2k 
i dont see problem with aug lol
2019-02-17 21:55
oh ur just blind u couldve said that earlier
2019-02-17 22:24
+1 but aug makes it boring to watch :(
2019-02-17 21:40
it just sounds like a toy gun, really bad
2019-02-18 05:16
#91
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United Kingdom Lightning_DC_ 
+1
2019-02-17 21:41
#92
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Russia Sur10n 
+10000000000000000 7 points btw EZ
2019-02-17 21:41
#93
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United States Doge14 
What do you mean Winstrike made it thro
2019-02-17 21:42
#129
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India Noobdian1 
Wot?
2019-02-18 06:55
Instead we are getting Augtowice 2019 tournament... Always ruined
2019-02-17 21:56
#98
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Poland Astoner55 
+1 Vici, Winstrike and TyLoo almost made it, but they couldn't prove themselves 100%. If you want to be in the top16 of the major, you have to prove that you belong there. They were close - not close enough tho. Maybe next time they will be the better team, gl!
2019-02-17 22:02
yeah. all three of those teams would've made it in the old system.
2019-02-18 05:15
Yep, BO1 still sucks but in the end it has little effect They even buffed CT side a bit with the AUG, they should put it back to its old price and see how many still buy it - and make a better CT economic buff. Its only been needed for a couple of years so they should realise soon, or maybe just leave the AUG like that who knows with Valve
2019-02-17 22:08
#100
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Brazil hugoooo 
Best format for sure. But AUG needs to be nerfed.
2019-02-17 22:20
+1
2019-02-18 03:26
2019... finally. Get rid of the AUG gun and everything will go smoothly.
2019-02-18 03:27
+1 love
2019-02-18 05:15
yea... otherwise the matches three days ago would have had completely different winners as the teams that won the first map ended up losing the series
2019-02-18 05:16
#121
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India L1nu5 
+1
2019-02-18 05:22
#131
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Germany Ratwar 
still shit with 2 bo1's ...
2019-02-18 07:10
single elimination is the best. no need 4 a 2nd chance cuz only 1 bullet can cost ur life. the one who stands to the last in the winner.
2019-02-19 14:21
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