Mad Catz group draw

February 19th, 2013 18:55

The group draw for the Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational has been made, with the 16 participants having learned who they will lock horns with in the first stage.

The tournament will take place across this weekend in the Austrian capital of Vienna, with a total of 16 teams in contention for a piece of the €10,000 prize purse.

After being placed in four different seeding pots, according to their results in the game so far, the participants were drawn into four groups of four teams.

The winner of each group will automatically progress to the quarter-finals, whereas the second and third-placed sides will enter a second group stage, out of which the last four teams to make the playoffs will be determined.

Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational group draw:

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas France VeryGames Poland ESC Gaming Sweden Lemondogs
France Imaginary Gaming Denmark Anexis Germany n!faculty Slovakia 3DMAX
Germany TCM-Gaming Germany ALTERNATE Ukraine Natus Vincere France
Russia Nostalgia Germany logiX United Kingdom TeamCRG Serbia will be in Vienna to cover Mad Catz on site, so stay tuned to our website for full coverage of the Austrian event, which will kick off on Saturday at 10:00.

omygod all groups so SICK B and C nice
2013-02-19 18:57
maybe n! wont reach the quarter-finals ._. i have a question, is this lan or online? i wonder why epsilon doesnt take part in that o.O
2013-02-19 19:07
2013-02-19 19:19
n! is the stronest in that group
2013-02-19 19:22
ahahhaaaa made my day
2013-02-19 19:27
n! is better then crg for sure and probably better then navi unless they had a big skillboost since the last match ive seen them, and they have the skill to beat esc aswel
2013-02-19 20:03
do you that are best cuz they win some online matches? not sirious
2013-02-19 19:41
online doesn't matter at all, omg... you have no clue
2013-02-19 20:30
ESC and Na'Vi have achieved even less in LAN...
2013-02-19 21:01
#1 at SLTV, IEM Katowice, EPS Poland #2 NorthCon nopp
2013-02-19 21:49
Lithuania alon9 
wonder why, mousesports, fnatic, Quantic Gaming, Team Dynamic, Absolute Legends, and others don't participate too. ^^
2013-02-19 19:29
Cause NIP wins gg.
2013-02-19 19:35
Nostalgia is a mix team of and dat team.
2013-02-19 19:43
Naah nostalgia is "dat team"
2013-02-19 20:01
Their Lineup Ange1,Dosia,Overdrive,hooch,ed1k. Mix of VP and Dat team as i said in my earlier post.
2013-02-19 20:11
dont know if they cheat.. mousesports is so bad :D
2013-02-19 20:39
Ange1 think no point visit this tournament
2013-02-19 21:00
Dynamic prolly cause it costs to much
2013-02-19 21:56
Korea ws0 
Quantic and Dynamic can't afford it because of lack of sponsor $$$, the NA scene sucks atm so they can't attend a lot of cross-country LANs.
2013-02-20 04:18
why is group b nice? only verygames
2013-02-20 18:09
Dominican Republic pabeL 
2013-02-19 18:57
Gruo C is very very though
2013-02-19 18:57
i agree with u, group of death
2013-02-19 18:57
C group is sick!
2013-02-19 18:57
France SKUUU 
A) NiP/Img B) VG/Alternate C) ESC/n! D) Lemondogs/LDLC
2013-02-19 18:58
A) NiP, Img. B) VG/Alternate C) n!, ESC or Na'Vi D) Lemondogs/3DMax
2013-02-19 19:55
I think ldlc > 3dmax
2013-02-19 21:47
at LAN ? lol
2013-02-20 02:16
yup MaT > 3dmax
2013-02-20 12:24
A: NiP TCM Nostalgia B: VG logiX anexis C: ESC Na`vi n! D: 3Dmax Lemondogs LDLC
2013-02-19 19:06
2013-02-19 21:26
3DMAX !!! gogo go very playable group :)
2013-02-19 18:58
2013-02-19 18:58
This guy is the most overrated player on the world :DD
2013-02-19 19:33
It's a team
2013-02-19 19:57
I meant troN1 :D
2013-02-19 21:18
sick groups
2013-02-19 18:58
2013-02-19 19:00
A | NIP - Imaginary B | VeryGames - Alternate C | ESC - nfaculty D | 3DMax - Lemondogs
2013-02-19 19:01
nop B|ESC - Na`Vi
2013-02-19 19:35
3 gangs from each group go through
2013-02-19 19:37
top three teams will progress to a secondary group stage,from which the top two teams will make their way into the quarter finals Join here for Dreamteam for this event and win 7 days premium for 1st place gogog gl hf
2013-02-19 19:05
Would have loved to see Epsilon instead of Team CRG in group C. :-D
2013-02-19 19:02
very hard for Na`Vi I think.
2013-02-19 19:02
fail predition since 3 team from each group will go to play off.
2013-02-19 19:03
NiP/imG VG/Anexis Na'Vi/ESC Lemondongs/LDLC
2013-02-19 19:03
group C really? oO
2013-02-19 19:03
seems like yessssss
2013-02-19 19:03
top 3 will come out of groupstage so its pretty obvious who will isnt it? :>
2013-02-19 19:24
1 > NiP / imG 2 > Vg / Alternate 3 > NaVi / ESC 4 > Lemondogs / LDLC
2013-02-19 19:03
wtf group c
2013-02-19 19:03
nip/img vg/anexis navi/esc lemondogs/3dmax
2013-02-19 19:04
Chile Cristoff 
2013-02-20 00:15
gob b | 
Iceland shine4t 
Any idea how the schedule will be ? Or will that be in "more to follow" ?
2013-02-19 19:05
It's on Cadred atm but I guess they'll update it here.
2013-02-19 19:10
Aren't the top 3 advancing?
2013-02-19 19:24
Winner advances to play-offs, 2/3 from each of the four groups head into second group stage (2 groups total), from there the top 2 teams from each of those groups head to the bracket to join the four winners from the initial group stage.
2013-02-19 19:29
#1 advances into playoff #2/3 into 2 groups where #1/2 advances to playoff
2013-02-19 19:10
teamCRG line up ? its ex mouz from gb ?
2013-02-19 19:11
Nope, it is b3n, spudz, reazn, redSNK & mole, a group of talented players. They could surprise.
2013-02-19 19:32
tnx m8 :). with current esc performence it wont be that hard ... :(((
2013-02-19 19:48
Can't see why people are so excited for group C. It has n! and ESC, but navi and CRG haven't showed anything. Just known orgs and big names, who really haven't showed anything in CS:GO
2013-02-19 19:12
Europe omga 
check 3 last matches of Na'Vi, they improved alot
2013-02-19 19:29
They did? Awesome. Just remember some bad results in fnatic online turnament
2013-02-19 21:38
yeah vs Imaginary 16-7 vs Russian Roulette 16-7 vs ESC Gaming 16-9
2013-02-19 21:44
Group C is the toughest, I really hope that n!faculty don't go through groups. Group A is hard to predict too, TCM has a very strong roster, they could beat imG Group B VG Alternate, easy I think Group D 3dmax Lemondogs
2013-02-19 19:12
A&D easiest, B is a tough one, VG + anyone from there.
2013-02-19 19:13
2013-02-19 19:15
nice, C and D groups are very competitive
2013-02-19 19:15
So many CS:Go tournaments incoming, and that makes me so happy!
2013-02-19 19:18
Group C ESC NA`VI!
2013-02-19 19:19
Pieter | 
Netherlands Grifte 
DREAMTEAM please :):)
2013-02-19 19:21
2013-02-19 19:22
doesnt matter wich teams you put in their groups, still gonna be very easy for them.
2013-02-19 20:50
Group A Ninjas in Pyjamas and TCM-Gaming will advance Group B VeryGames and Anexis will advance Group C ESC-Gaming and Natus Vincere will advance Group D 3DMAX! and Lemondogs will advance I'll probably eat my old and dusty hat if this doesn't stick.
2013-02-19 19:24
lol, prepare to eat.
2013-02-19 19:32
And, who do you think is going to fail?
2013-02-19 19:39
he probably thinks n! will pass , which is possible , but na`vi are prepared...atleast they said they are
2013-02-19 19:49
because ldlc is better than 3dmax
2013-02-19 21:48
You will eat your hat anyway, 3 teams come out of theses groups
2013-02-19 23:52
I just ate it. With a little nip of butter and pomes frites spice, it was actually eatable - not that I would do it again, but whatever
2013-02-21 01:07
2013-02-19 19:25
Romania tr$ 
1st: NiP, VG, ESC, 3DMAX 2nd & 3rd: ImG/Nostalgia, Anexis/Alternate, n!/NaVi, Lemondogs/LDLC
2013-02-19 19:26
Some tight groups there, gonna watch ESC vs Na´Vi for sure.
2013-02-19 19:27
want to see navi on lan
2013-02-19 19:33
Glad to see playin' .. GOGO GUYS
2013-02-19 19:33
2013-02-19 19:38
paz | 
Go TCM-Gaming
2013-02-19 19:43
ESC again got a sad group.. Why O WhY
2013-02-19 19:48
crg stand a good chance off getting out of groups, good luck men
2013-02-19 19:48
cheering for navi and esc will pass 100%...would be a shame tho to see n! out , pff nice but shitty groups at same time
2013-02-19 19:49
gl Serbia.
2013-02-19 19:49
World Jeza 
Imaginary, logiX, CRG, to go out in groups.
2013-02-19 19:49
looks like nobody reads the articles, you just looked at the table , like those kids who just look at the pictures ! /Quote : The winner of each group will automatically progress to the quarter-finals, whereas the second and third-placed sides will enter a second group stage, out of which the last four teams to make the playoffs will be determined. /Unquote
2013-02-19 19:51
major part of people, including me, who wrote only 2 teams advancing from each group did it before the explications on the news. at the start, it was just written "more to follow...". then we didn't know. and then the others are just idiots and didn't read the news :)
2013-02-20 13:45
alright then you're forgiven
2013-02-20 16:11
A: NiP,IMG B: VG,Anexis C: NaVi,n! D: LD,3DMAX
2013-02-19 19:55
gl e-Sports!
2013-02-19 19:59
dreamteam, anyone? it was easier to do in 1.6 events, now i only know a few players and i don't know exactly what role i should give to them haha anyway, mine is: GeT_RiGht - Sprayer f0rest - Camper Ex6TenZ - Tac Leader MAJ3R - Pistoleer Ozstrik3r - No role assigned
2013-02-19 19:59
if you choose ozstriker for dreamteam you're gonna to have a bad time.
2013-02-19 21:10
nip vs vg already in the semifinals?
2013-02-19 20:08
No. Verygames is becoming weaker. I think on this tournament situation may change.
2013-02-19 21:01
some many LANS
2013-02-19 20:10
Going to be some great games
2013-02-19 20:13
TeamCRG line-up? Or is it OI?
2013-02-19 20:14
b3n redsnake REAZN mole spudz
2013-02-19 20:31
How much minus does it give if TORNADOTONI doesn't show up at the LAN?
2013-02-19 20:22
Too bad he lives in Vienna :D
2013-02-19 20:44
That won't stop him from not showing.
2013-02-19 20:55
Should give a huge bonus if he does!
2013-02-19 20:55
Europe eler 
wtf? D low!
2013-02-19 20:22
Go home navi
2013-02-19 20:28
I love this event! A: NiP, IMG B: VG, Anexis C: Natus Vincere, ESC Gaming D: Lemondogs, 3DMAX
2013-02-19 20:31
This tournament is like a mini CPL.. i wish CPL would come back.. that would make even the most oldschool fan so happy
2013-02-19 20:50
1\nip 2\vg 3\navi
2013-02-19 21:05
Serbia xfm 
2013-02-19 21:36 line up?
2013-02-19 22:11
2013-02-19 23:54
gl esports rs
2013-02-19 22:12
N!FACULT @lan interessant
2013-02-19 22:17
group c by far the most intresting
2013-02-19 23:00
Three teams from each group go through, so group C will show some great games, but n!, esc and NaVi should all progress, incase anybody didn't know.
2013-02-20 00:55
wtf B and C group
2013-02-20 02:54
A: Ninjas in Pyjamas, IMG B: VG, Anexis C: ESC Gaming, Natus Vincere D: 3DMAX, Lemondogs
2013-02-20 05:56
where is virtus pro ?
2013-02-20 06:15
VG & ESC may have problem in the group stage
2013-02-20 09:49
A: 1. NiP 2. imG 3. Nostalgia B: 1. VG 2. Anexis 3. logiX C: 1. ESC 2. Na`Vi 3. n!faculty D: 1. Lemondogs 2. 3DMAX 3.
2013-02-20 10:43
Someone have a lineups?
2013-02-20 12:37
Max Katz
2013-02-20 13:39
Group C will be the hardest one xD
2013-02-20 16:11
A: NiP, IMG, TCM B: VG, ALTERNATE, Anexis C: ESC, n!, Na'Vi D: Lemondogs,, 3DMAX
2013-02-20 16:14
gl Nostalgia
2013-02-20 16:33
i would really like to see n! reaching playoffs. not sure why.
2013-02-20 18:10
gl ess
2013-02-20 18:13
2013-02-20 18:50
Macedonia ANGELKAA 
gogo kgr <3
2013-02-21 23:47
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