RC EMS Cup #2 starts tonight

February 20th, 2013 18:17

The second EMS One Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Cup will start tonight at 19:00 and finish tomorrow evening with the best-of-three grand final.

Last week Swedes Epsilon prevailed in the grand finals for 100 points and $600, after Ninjas in Pyjamas were upset by German n!faculty in the semi-finals. With Epsilon now guaranteed a spot in the main round, others will be competing to join them.

Teams have been competing in EMS A-Series to secure spots in this weeks cup. Among interesting results were VeryGames's 7-16 loss versus BEASTS and Lemondogs dropping a map versus BGDonLINE.

Can asmo & co ruin NiP's plans of qualifying once more?

Points are given out for placings as shown here, and top 16 teams with most points from four EMS One Cups will make it to the main round, from where eight teams will advance to the LAN finals.

This week's cup features eight teams who will skip the first round, while others will start from the round of 32 in the single-elimination best-of-one bracket. The following 24 teams will take part in EMS ONE Cup #2:

Sweden NiP France VeryGames Sweden Epsilon Slovakia 3DMAX
Portugal k1ck Sweden Absolute Legends Netherlands LowLandLions Germany n!faculty
France LDLC France Imaginary Gaming Germany ALTERNATE Germany gamed!de
Germany EYES ON U United Kingdom Overrated Individuals Spain Wizards Norway Temp.no
Germany NOD Germany dotpiXels Finland Eternity Gaming Germany EnRo
France Evokate Denmark Northern Eagles France WaRLegenD Europe BEASTS

First three rounds of bracket play will take place today at 19:00, 20:00 and 21:00. Semi-finals will be played tomorrow at 19:00 and 20:00, followed up by the grand final at 21:00.

Lots of lovely teams. :-D edit: and Epsilon
2013-02-20 18:18
lol ^_^
2013-02-20 18:38
guess they will kick out n! in the quarter-finals. so sad. cheaters gonna cheat.
2013-02-20 20:15
Epsilon #1 NiP you cant win
2013-02-20 18:20
Epsilon wins. Online talents - Lan zeros
2013-02-20 18:20
Go OI, lets do this :D
2013-02-20 18:20
2013-02-20 18:23
after doing bad and not even attending now i think ESC wont make it into the LAN finals........
2013-02-20 18:21
they still have two more cups to gain points in, so it's not exactly too late. they probably just want to give full focus to their vienna preparation. edit: or, according to #11, they were just fucked with the system. you know, the usual. my colleague says they lost 25 points for not playing a match since the last cup, so four teams moved ahead of them and got into this cup.
2013-02-20 18:39
CSGO problems.. too many tournaments to focus on.. LOL
2013-02-20 18:32
haha, there might be a bit of truth in that. for teams which aren't playing full time it must be really hard to keep track of everything at the moment. and i think nip is the only team which is playing full time at the moment?
2013-02-20 18:52
That's prolly then reason why they're over the top.
2013-02-20 18:56
NaVi plays 10hrs a day. I dont thin VG plays less than NiP either
2013-02-20 21:25
good guy lurppis
2013-02-20 18:34
I would focus on EMS since there is so much more money to win unlike in Vienna and it's at least in the US, so money and location wise points for EMS. But it's their decision.
2013-02-20 18:49
EMS finals will be in Germany and ESC still have two more cups to gain points in, both of which will likely have a worse field of opponents who already qualify in the first one. They don't have to choose, they can do both.
2013-02-20 18:53
Oh lol, thought it will be in Dallas.
2013-02-20 18:55
Germany Dok1 
EMS One is in the US?? Not really^^
2013-02-20 18:56
I messed it up with ESEA Lan finals damnit
2013-02-20 18:57
Azerbaijan Talley 
EpsiNoLAN (c)
2013-02-20 18:31
This is fucking ridiculous we can't play in there...
2013-02-20 18:34
why you cant play there?
2013-02-20 18:35
Because they aren't top14 in A-Series :) *15 Actually ;D:D
2013-02-20 18:40
how come?
2013-02-20 18:35
maybe because ESC are noobs?! gl Epsilon ;)
2013-02-20 18:35
lol what?
2013-02-20 18:36
2013-02-20 19:20
2013-02-20 18:36
because only 14 teams can play from this ladder... esl.eu/eu/csgo/5on5/aseries/ at the beggining in aseries we lost 1st game we just forgot to play, it says -25 points, but they didnt remove points at leats. then we won 5 matches and had 123 points, which placed us on 2/3 place in aseries. On wednesday we advanced to the next stage of this leage which is mentioned above, and suddenly they cut those "-25" points from our "123pts" and we are 15th, not 8th...
2013-02-20 18:40
no show = default win for the enemy that's what the rulebook says
2013-02-20 18:43
yes, default, then why it didn't remove our points earlier?
2013-02-20 18:45
I totally missed that you guys didn't play for a long time and saw only 4 wins. :-D Look what Tgwri1s wrote down there, that's the reason.
2013-02-20 18:50
25 points were removed today because of "inactivity", you needed to play 1 match since last cup :/
2013-02-20 18:47
yea, and they do this day before a cup, sauber! its like a steam update day before lan tournament ;) can't see in the rules what says when do they remove points for inactivity anyway, 8 teams have free slot in 1st round hahaha
2013-02-20 18:52
It says under the rankings that you need minimum activity in order to not lose points between updates :P And the updates are made on the day of the cup. Not to play ESL's advocate or anything, but they do have SOME rules to which they stick :) And yea, imo they could add 8 more teams, but I guess they want to give some advantage to 8 teams from last season..
2013-02-20 19:04
imo this is not advantage because 10 teams from esl major series are drawn as top10 and now, we will be drawn as 1 of latest teams and will play agains very top seeded
2013-02-20 20:01
Yep, the system doesn't really work for this season. But in the next one with none of the top teams in the A-Series, it could work maybe.
2013-02-20 20:05
What's exactly ridiculous? You've got 4 points less than the 14th placed team.
2013-02-20 18:42
Welcome in the pool.. Fucking amazing they can tell us yesterday that we are 110% in... And today they have fucked us up. I cant believe how stupid people can be..
2013-02-20 18:55
hahaha i was checking how many points we have yesterday we were in top10 and today they remove points and pick up teams for a cup, FUCK YEAH!
2013-02-20 18:56
Netherlands g@M 
Really think its sad you guys are a good team :D
2013-02-20 19:08
It's funny cos your ID is so low yet you made 11 comments and 5 of them are about EMS problems lmfao
2013-02-20 18:59
China Specster 
what is funny in this? o.0
2013-02-20 19:48
just funny
2013-02-20 20:13
C'mon K1CK!
2013-02-20 18:36
where is navi? :-(
2013-02-20 18:39
Whos Northern Eagles?
2013-02-20 18:40
2013-02-21 09:13
gogo temp.no!! btw will it be hltv or streams up?
2013-02-20 18:42
GL 3DMAX !!! i believe :D
2013-02-20 18:41
Netherlands g@M 
can we change yolonline for esc?
2013-02-20 18:43
United States mah9 
are these matches going to be covered?
2013-02-20 18:44
Ofcourse not ! What's more, hltv already cover the EMS Cup #1, so they will surely not cover the 2nd
2013-02-20 18:46
ESL TV will cover them probbably with redeye as caster i hope :)
2013-02-20 18:52
Redeye AND joe miller :D
2013-02-20 18:55
redeye and joe millaaaah
2013-02-20 18:55
g0 BeastS!
2013-02-20 18:48
Denmark Pimp 
2013-02-20 18:50
Whats wrong?
2013-02-21 13:27
FUCK! K1CK vs epsilon, schneider show :/
2013-02-20 18:53
Haha I don't understand a thing bout how this tourney works :DDDDDD Why espilon, mr.cheaters, playing again??????????
2013-02-20 18:51
Would Be surprised, If Epsilon doesn't win the Cup.
2013-02-20 18:54
Why would, you say that?
2013-02-20 18:57
2013-02-20 19:03
why are you so shit?
2013-02-20 19:07
Germany Dok1 
possible quarter-finals: ALTERNATE vs. NiP and VeryGames vs. Imaginary Gaming :)
2013-02-20 19:00
You don't know Epsilon xD
2013-02-20 20:45
Germany Dok1 
Epsilon doesen't have anything to do with these matches if you take a look at the brackets ;)
2013-02-20 20:47
Slovakia radeoNko 
english stream?
2013-02-20 19:06
2013-02-20 19:15
old cs is no more, we have to accept it. :/
2013-02-20 19:20
2013-02-20 19:17
stronk teams ... no esc :/
2013-02-20 19:24
bet epsilon gonna be knocked out by k1ck
2013-02-20 19:26
Why is VG, eyesonyou, img, epsilon, and nfaculty all on the same side of the bracket?
2013-02-20 20:06
N!Faculty can't beat nip because they'll be defeated by ORGANNER/EPSILON. sry sry for insulties.
2013-02-20 20:43
What a stupid system.
2013-02-20 21:18
cENTRYZ all>
2013-02-21 14:23
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