RC EMS One group draw

The group draw for the RaidCall EMS One is now complete, and the 16 participants have learned their fate in this stage of the tournament.

With VeryGames coming out on top of the last EMS One cup on Thursday, it is now time to move on to the tournament's group stage, which will throw together the 16 teams who fared the best during the four cups.

The ESL decided to use a unique system for this draw, as the top four seeded sides were given the chance to swap their place in the group with that of any other team from any other group.

This allowed Ninjas in Pyjamas to avoid a tricky group, as the Swedish giants switched places with LDLC.com to avoid being pitted together with k1ck, ESC Gaming and Absolute Legends.

All group matches will be played in a best-of-one format, with the top two sides from each group progressing to the playoffs, which will be held at the ESL's TV studio in Cologne from April 13th-14th.

Group A Group B
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas France LDLC.com
Germany ALTERNATE Portugal k1ck
United Kingdom Anexis Poland ESC Gaming
Spain facefuck Sweden Absolute Legends
Group C Group D
Germany n!faculty Denmark fnatic
France Imaginary Gaming France VeryGames
Slovakia 3DMAX Netherlands LowLandLions
Germany gamed!de Germany dotpiXels

Meanwhile, it has been announced that the original schedule for this stage has been altered, with Groups A and B now due to be played from March 19th to 20th and Groups C and D from April 2nd to 3rd.

Stay tuned to HLTV.org for full coverage of the RaidCall EMS One group stage.

yay
2013-03-15 18:29
group A so easy for NiP
2013-03-15 18:30
NiP and Anexis; ESC and LDLC if they keep up their recent results, otherwise ESC and aL; 3D and n!; fnatic and VG. Can't wait until next week!
2013-03-15 18:31
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#87
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Russia KueL
ESC and LDLC - 100%
2013-03-15 20:30
3 replies
k1ck beat ESC on ems cup2, all 4 teams have chances in that group, let's see.
2013-03-16 16:54
2 replies
lmao@portugal.
2013-03-16 21:55
1 reply
esc are still better, all i say is that isn't impossible for k1ck get qualification.
2013-03-16 22:00
NiP has a freepass..
2013-03-15 18:31
14 replies
in every group
2013-03-15 18:33
even if it was VG ESC NiP Fnatic it would be very easy.
2013-03-15 18:35
12 replies
swedish arrogance spotted !
2013-03-15 18:48
10 replies
wait why? hasnt NiP proved to you that they are miles in front of everyone else?
2013-03-15 18:51
8 replies
they aren't
2013-03-15 18:52
5 replies
wtf how can you deny that?
2013-03-15 18:55
2 replies
they aren't miles in front of everyone, but they are in front of everyone.
2013-03-15 19:18
1 reply
they are miles away, end of discussion
2013-03-15 19:33
yes they are
2013-03-15 18:56
ofc they are...
2013-03-16 22:20
ESC and nfaculty already proved that NiP isn't invincible online. Worship your "gods" if you want but don't despise the other teams
2013-03-15 19:00
1 reply
Yea but nobody from their group is gonna beat them.
2013-03-15 19:40
omg.....
2013-03-15 18:54
still a lot more challenge than those 3 teams..
2013-03-15 19:27
gl 3DMAX
2013-03-15 18:31
nip , img or n! , ldlc and vg boring :)
2013-03-15 18:32
5 replies
top2 go to playoff..
2013-03-15 18:34
ldlc > esc?? hahah shut up please
2013-03-16 14:54
2 replies
you clearly haven't watched their latest matches with this lineup..
2013-03-16 17:10
1 reply
did u watched esc latest matches after they were bootcamping ?
2013-03-16 17:58
stop smoking crack.
2013-03-16 21:56
3DMAX gogogo!
2013-03-15 18:33
sad to not see unu.AiN :(
2013-03-15 18:33
Group b group of death.
2013-03-15 18:33
1 reply
+1
2013-03-15 18:59
NiP,anexis,3dmax,img,LDLC,ESC,fnatic,VG so good 8 teams
2013-03-15 18:35
Top seeds were allowed to swap groups right? Did this already happen? If so, which teams swapped?
2013-03-15 18:41
4 replies
Yea, it happened, first LDLC.com swapped with fnatic (from D to A) and then NiP swapped with LDLC.com from B to A
2013-03-15 18:47
3 replies
LDLC cant be happy with their group LOL
2013-03-15 18:50
2 replies
Yeah but they wanted to play in group A, but then NIP fucked them by swapping from B to A. Dont know why NIP would swap cuz they obviously can beat every team.
2013-03-15 19:46
1 reply
the probably dont want ldlc to go through
2013-03-15 19:50
lol group B
2013-03-15 18:43
NiP, Anexis LDLC.com, ESC Imaginary Gaming, 3DMAX Fnatic, VeryGames
2013-03-15 18:45
Goodluck in group D LowLandLions! :D
2013-03-15 18:46
nip easy
2013-03-15 18:48
NiP, Anexis ESC, aL Imaginary, N!faculty Fnatic, VeryGames
2013-03-15 18:49
3 replies
you crazy not aL But agree with you about n!
2013-03-15 20:36
2 replies
they have been good lately with dennis and olofm and i think zneel was a problem in that team before.
2013-03-15 21:25
1 reply
Yes, but LDLC has also been good lately.. Beating ESC, VG etc.. :) Making good results
2013-03-16 03:21
GL 3DMAX !!!
2013-03-15 18:52
3DMAX very light group. Hope they can make it out
2013-03-15 18:53
take your chance 3DMAX
2013-03-15 18:54
alternate at lan with mnL and kRYSTAL, gonna be funny to watch
2013-03-15 18:56
1 reply
how come? They were both insane at last CPH :)
2013-03-15 18:57
Group d an d c stronk
2013-03-15 18:56
when is this?
2013-03-15 18:58
#38
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Finland ZoqFotPik
group C weakest
2013-03-15 18:59
1.NiP 2.Anexis 1.ESC 2.LDLC.com 1.iMg 2.3DMAX 1.VG 2.fnatic
2013-03-15 19:00
1 reply
wrong reply
2013-03-16 14:58
NiP ESC n!faculty VG 1st - NiP 2nd - VG 3rd - ESC 4th - n!faculty
2013-03-15 19:00
3 replies
1st ESC 2nd fnatic 3rd NIP
2013-03-15 19:14
1 reply
what is this?
2013-03-16 14:57
depends alot on bracket but i think fnatic can get to semifinal
2013-03-15 20:01
Nice
2013-03-15 19:00
A: NiP, Anexis B: LDLC, ESC/k1ck C: imG, 3DMAX/n! D: fnatic, VG
2013-03-15 19:01
5 replies
ESC/k1ck seriously??
2013-03-15 19:02
4 replies
I don't know, bro. The group stage is online, so... anything can happen.
2013-03-15 19:46
K1ck beat ESC in EMS One Cup#1
2013-03-15 23:00
2 replies
it doesn't matter lol
2013-03-15 23:51
yea 1 time, who else did the beat like esc?
2013-03-16 15:01
lold at group b,wtv
2013-03-15 19:02
ESC won't pass, LDLC and Absolute Legends easy
2013-03-15 19:03
1 reply
retarded retard
2013-03-16 22:46
Any Chance Of DreamTeam?
2013-03-15 19:05
where are navi?
2013-03-15 19:05
1 reply
did not quallify
2013-03-15 19:10
fucking easy for NiP A: NiP, Anexis B: LDLC, AL C: n!, ImG D: VG, fnatic
2013-03-15 19:06
3 replies
retard...
2013-03-15 19:21
u dont even trust ur own polish team the ESC. Do you hate ur country?
2013-03-16 15:02
1 reply
no, I just don't like ESC and neo
2013-03-18 14:48
GL 3DMAX
2013-03-15 19:07
ul LLL :(
2013-03-15 19:07
"This allowed Ninjas in Pyjamas to avoid a tricky group, as the Swedish giants switched places with LDLC.com to avoid being pitted together with k1ck, ESC Gaming and Absolute Legends" lol A: NiP Anexis B: LDLC ESC C: IMG n! D: VERYGAMES fnatic
2013-03-15 19:07
A:NiP,anexis B:LDLC,ESC C:ImG,n! D:VG,fnatic
2013-03-15 19:08
sad that navi and VP are missing
2013-03-15 19:08
2 replies
+1
2013-03-15 19:52
what can I say... +1!
2013-03-15 22:31
nice challenge to fnatic
2013-03-15 19:13
easy group for k1ck btw
2013-03-15 19:16
3 replies
yeah, they will easily be raped
2013-03-15 19:20
2 replies
xd :)
2013-03-15 19:24
ye like your teams on lan,oh wait
2013-03-15 20:15
dotpixels wins everyting LOOOOOOOOL!
2013-03-15 19:16
#59
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Greece her-1g
group b and C are interesting groups :) and some predictions A . NiP - Anexis B . ESC - LDLC C . Imaginary - n!faculty D . VeryGames - fnatic
2013-03-15 19:19
fnatic FTW!!
2013-03-15 19:22
1 reply
i dont think so.
2013-03-16 22:45
Epsilon easy
2013-03-15 19:31
gl 3DMAX
2013-03-15 19:33
I hope that LLL can "break some pots" :D
2013-03-15 19:35
gl
2013-03-15 19:40
k1ck already won esc some weeks ago... They have a small opportunity to do it again
2013-03-15 19:49
b and c are good
2013-03-15 19:50
GO K1ck =) Don´t underestimate thems or you can get Bad =)
2013-03-15 19:56
why n!faculty always ALWAYS in ESL has low group very low always!
2013-03-15 19:57
1 reply
2013-03-16 22:27
1 nip 2 vg 3 esc
2013-03-15 20:04
1 reply
boring!!! 1esc 2 fnatic 3 VG
2013-03-15 20:14
nip, anexis ldlc, k1ck n!, img vg, fnatic
2013-03-15 20:21
2 replies
trololol
2013-03-16 21:57
1 reply
you'll see xD
2013-03-16 22:13
gl k1ck
2013-03-15 20:31
#90
minet | 
Russia KueL
GL ESC and 3DMAX! Brother slavs
2013-03-15 20:41
go facefuck
2013-03-15 21:33
gl fnatic
2013-03-15 22:29
ESC always in some group with 2 strong teams wow..
2013-03-15 22:37
nip,attax ldlc,esc 3dmax,n! vg,fnatic
2013-03-15 22:54
FACEFUCK!
2013-03-15 23:23
gl
2013-03-16 01:40
gl k1ck. imo group b is the best group. pretty balanced group
2013-03-16 05:37
2 replies
i bet 100euro that kick wont win a single map. but gl anyway hahah
2013-03-16 22:44
1 reply
likely to happen :D tough group, but anyways, ESC have lost once against k1ck they can lose twice. and aL are playing as a mix team
2013-03-20 08:10
#103
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Slovakia radeoNko
easy group for 3dmax :)
2013-03-16 11:45
wizards/facefuck to go out with not a single win
2013-03-16 16:42
group B = group of death
2013-03-17 05:14
k1ck win
2013-03-18 17:38
NiP & Alternate, LDLC & ESC, n!faculty & Imaginary, VG & fnatic
2013-03-19 17:05
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