Gfinity 3 group B preview

Today we're ready to present you the official preview for Gfinity 3's group B, which is also taking place on Saturday, simulatenously with group A.

If you missed our preview for group A - which features the likes of NiP, iBUYPOWER, fnatic, and Epsilon - you can still read it here while waiting for the event to start. 

As with group A, there are four teams from our July 2014 world ranking, and mouz, who are just outside of it. Group B actually features two of the four best teams.

Four teams will advance to playoffs from the round robin style group, where they will face teams from group A in a single elimination best-of-three bracket.

DHW 2013 expert Thorin

Thorin will be analyzing all of this for you on-air at G3 

Poland Virtus.pro (byali, Neo, pasha, Snax, TaZ)

The world's second best team, per our world ranking, are the clear favorites in this group. Recently their results have been upside down though, which opens a window for the other teams in this group. After top two finishes at EMS One and Copenhagen Games, the Poles faltered at SLTV StarSeries IX Finals and DreamHack Summer, though only against top teams -- but that's the caliber of teams they'll be facing here as well. At ESEA Finals their result is sketchy due to Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski's issues, but the win versus NiP was legitimate in any case.

Online in SLTV StarSeries X the Poles - who, just like NiP, are also fresh off a vacation - have a decent 7-1-3 record. They've tied fnatic, lost against Na`Vi, ESG and Epsilon, and beaten HellRaisers. In other news, they don't have a lot to show for their online play. Traditionally this team's core was known for poor online results, but that hasn't actually been the case in 2014, when they've gone 10-2-2 in the previous SLTV StarSeries season, qualified for ESEA Finals with a 10-6 record, and won FACEIT Spring League with wins over a bunch of top teams.

Virtus are not bootcamping before G3, choosing to instead focus all their efforts on trying to defend their championship from Katowice at ESL One Cologne in two weeks. That means they probably aren't going to be in tip top shape for this event. Also worth noting is that Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas is supposedly the new in-game leader of the team. Whether that's good or bad we have no way of knowing, but it may take some of the consistency we've grown to appreciate lately out of Virtus.pro's performance. It could also just be a way to mess with other teams for now, only to revert to Filip "NEO" Kubski calling in Cologne.

Player Age Rating
Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski 26 1.14
Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski 21 1.10
Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas 28 1.08
Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski 27 1.07
Poland Paweł "byali" Bieliński 20 1.06

If this change is for real, then getting to play five games on Saturday will be a great opportunity for TaZ to get his calling on - like in the old Counter-Strike 1.6 days - and for his teammates to learn how to play under him in matches with real pressure. Since they have to go through three teams they've lost against in the past to clinch a first place in group B, it may seem too tall of a task for a team still not in top shape. However, Titan have struggled for a while, dignitas have had an even longer break, and both ESG and mouz are still largely unproven against teams like Virtus on LAN.

Snax's team starts Gfinity 3 with matches against ESG and mousesports -- the two games that are the most important for then. They are clearly favorites in each, and if they come out on top, they're all but guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. FM should prove to be no trouble for them, and though they're also favored over both dignitas and Titan, they certainly don't want to go into those matches in must-win situations. It's important that Virtus clinch a playoff spot early on and then use those later matches as practice to shake the rust off.

Virtus are sort of in a NiP-like situation in group B. They are expected to win, but they are still returning from a vacation. They may not be in tip top shape, and though they're favored to top the group, it wouldn't surprise anyone too much if they fell as low as third. Either way, the Poles are a lock to advance to the playoffs, where - in a best-of-three setting - they'll be twice as dangeours. Expect Virtus to make it to the playoffs, where the real games for them begin.

Prediction: 1st in group B

The pasha focus

Virtus.pro need more from pasha to win again 

Denmark dignitas (aizy, device, dupreeh, FeTiSh, Xyp9x)

The Danes led by Henrik "FeTiSh" Christensen should be the most interesting team to watch in group B. They have not attended an international event since Copenhagen Games - which ended more than three months ago. They've played a little online since then, but with emphasis on the word little. They're not taking part in the ongoing SLTV StarSeries X season, have not played yet in ESEA Invite Season 17, and according to our database their newest recruit Philip "aizy" Aistrup has only logged twenty-some games with the team, the most recent of which took place well over a month ago.

To say dignitas' current form is a question mark is putting it lightly. They still have three very capable fraggers, as well as someone many consider a good in-game leader, and a young gun trying to fit into the team. Inactivity may hurt others more than dignitas too, as this is a team known for their rock solid defensive play, while they've never really exceled as a force on the terrorist side -- an argument against the leadership of FeTiSh.

Much like every contender-level team, dignitas are focused on ESL One. G3 will serve as a practice tournament for them, and a good chance for aizy to gain some more experience. That's not to say we shouldn't expect them to compete for a spot though, as they've proven with their last two semi-final deep runs that they can get there. However, those were both achieved with René "cajunb" Borg on the team, and with less preparation and less individual skill, it's likely that this team will suffer in the short term, at G3.

Player Age Rating
Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz 18 1.15
Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen 21 1.13
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth 18 1.07
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup 18 1.02
Denmark Henrik "FeTiSh" Christensen 27 0.88

Though it's clear dignitas are favorites to qualify for the playoffs, and probably to even make the final four, it's hard to call them a lock for either. Group B has five competitive teams, and Xyp9x and company's current form isn't known. Maybe they'll come in as the team who beat NiP online in June - with Jacob "Pimp" Winneche as a stand-in - or maybe they'll have regressed, and finish this group 2-3 to face a much tougher team in the quarter-finals. There's no way to know, and barely any way to even make an educated guess.

dignitas are in for a rough wake up call if they don't show up in shape. First round will pit them against Titan, and with a hungry ESG team up next, they could easily start G3 with a 0-2 record. Third up is mousesports - which is going to be a key match, as it would likely secure a spot in the playoffs together with a win over FM - before Virtus.pro. device's team won't play FM until the very last match, which is probably a negative thing for a team who haven't played in tournaments for a few months. They'd likely prefer to play that match early on.

G3 will be a good test to see how well dignitas' level as a team has survived the test of time off the game. They will still have two weeks to put in crazy hours before ESL One to reach a higher level, but it wouldn't hurt to go to the major with some extra confidence in the bag. Remember this team still hasn't achieved anything with this exact roster -- though the previous one was successful, this one is still unproven. dignitas will hope to change that this weekend. aizy could also make a leap here, if he's used the summer on Counter-Strike, and not vacationing.

Prediction: 3rd in group B


aizy could make a leap as a player at G3

France Titan (Ex6TenZ, kennyS, NBK, ScreaM, SmithZz)

Despite proclaiming he would never leave under these circumstances, it's not unthinkable that Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans might call it a day and let Titan do the rebuilding without him if the French-Belgians mess up at these August events, as they have for the most part in 2014 so far. To be fair though, Titan put up a reasonable fight against NiP at DreamHack Summer - even if their HellRaisers loss was brutal - and this combination of players finally bested the Swedes online the other night in a 16-14 battle that saw them overcome a 6-13 deficit, against all odds.

It doesn't seem like Titan will make the playoffs at SLTV StarSeries X after a poor start that saw them start the season 1-3 with losses against ESG, fnatic and HellRaisers. They could go on a tear and still make it to Kiev, but it seems unlikely, unless they raise their level of play significantly, starting with this weekend in London. In the ESL One European Finals Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt's team faced little competition, and they cruised past tomtebloss and encore to guarantee themselves another shot at redemption in Cologne.

Unlike most other teams, Titan have been bootcamping -- and for a while now. Though it's a little discouraging to see NBK- asking Twitter followers for new games to play this close to a major, there's a bunch of top players who are simply gamers and like devouring new games. I wouldn't like to see my team playing other games with their history of results, but it's just nit-picking before we see how they do. The pressure is on either way, and there's no way Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom and company aren't aware of it.

Player Age Rating
France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub 19 1.19
Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom 20 1.13
France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt 20 1.11
France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux 25 1.05
Belgium Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans 24 0.95

I feel like a broken record already, but with us not knowing what kind of shape every team comes to G3 in, it's going to be super-fun watching all these teams play five games and actually give us some data to go through. It would be a catastrophe if Titan weren't able to get the two wins it will likely take to go through from group B, and seeing as they must be at least even money or better with four teams here, I fully expect them to not only advance, but to do in a surprisingly comfortable fashion.

First up for Ex6TenZ's troops is dignitas, probably the most important match for them in this group. If they beat the Danes, they're in the driver's seat to clinch a second seed going into the playoffs. They will then get warmed up versus FM, and take on the group's top seed, Virtus.pro, in the third round. Even the Poles are beatable for Titan - who beat them at SLTV StarSeries X, most recently - and it really isn't unthinkable that Titan may even escape this group with the first seed. Titan are favored versus mouz, and the ESG match will be a toss-up.

Titan will be feeling good about the NiP win still at G3 - no matter how meaningless the match may seem, even last year it had major implications of things to come - and I think it will show in much needed confidence. Titan haven't had any in ages, but if all of a sudden they get solid performances out of both NBK- and ScreaM while kennyS plays like he usually does, this is one of the world's best teams. SmithZz is a swing vote, but I expect Titan to surprise again at G3 -- this time in a positive fashion.

Prediction: 2nd in group B


If ScreaM shows up in great form, Titan could be deadly 

Sweden ESG (Delpan, emilio, Maikelele, roque, SKYTTEN)

Prior to last weekend's ESL One European Finals many would have expected ESG to be the surprise team at G3. Now it's not so sure. Especially after how Mikail "Maikelele" Bill and Marcus "Delpan" Larsson commented about Egor "flamie" Vasilyev, ESG is quickly losing supporters -- though that shouldn't affect their level of play. It's not like ESG was going to have these fans from DreamHack outside of Sweden. Since recruiting Delpan to replace Faruk "pita" Pita, ESG have put up strong results online, and they also had a solid showing at DreamHack Summer last month with pita still leading the way.

In SLTV StarSeries X ESG are currently in third place with a 7-1-1 record, having tied LDLC, lost to HellRaisers and scored surprising wins over Titan and Virtus.pro, as well as Epsilon. Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson has been an in-game leader before in LGB, but he's hardly the meticulous type, which means ESG's play will always be more or less a result of how their players are performing on an individual level. That explains last Saturday's slip-up, and it's also the reason why they likely won't do too amazingly in a big group like G3's.

Player Age Rating
Sweden Mikail "Maikelele" Bill 23 1.07
Sweden Marcus "Delpan" Larsson 24 1.05
Sweden Joel "emilio" Mako 21 1.03
Sweden Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson 21 0.98
Sweden Fredrik "roque" Honak 22 0.86

ESG play the teams who are likely going to be their toughest opponents in the first two rounds. Virtus.pro is obviously the group's best team, and I think dignitas will be a tougher match-up for Maikelele and company than Titan, though the latter should be in better shape. The good thing for ESG is that mouz isn't very likely to upset anyone but them, so in a way it may be advantageous to get those two rough games out of the way first - if they can keep their cool - and then go into the deciding match knowing they've just dealt with worse.

The Swedes should be able to make the playoffs from this group, though the margins are hair thin. They will have better communication than mousesports, and so far they've proven they have a higher ceiling on LAN than their main competition for the fourth spot in the playoffs. FM should not be an issue for this team, and it's also entirely possibly they upset one of the top two teams in this group. Just don't bet your money on it happening, and then feel robbed once it doesn't.

Prediction: 4th


SKYTTEN's leadership will be put to the test 

Germany mousesports (allu, chrisJ, LEGIJA, nooky, tabseN)

Since adding Aleksi "allu" Jalli roughly a month ago, mousesports's level of play has clearly risen. Though they already had promising results online earlier in the year with Chris "chrisJ" de Jong leading the charge, after a weak showing at EMS One Katowice the German powerhouse dipped and never seemed to find their groove again until Finland's best player joined their ranks. Now they're headed up, but with communication issues still a factor, it remains to be seen if G3 is too soon.

In SLTV StarSeries X mouz has beaten down a buch of weaker teams, as well as Na`Vi, and lost against fnatic. More importantly the team were unable to qualify for ESL One Cologne, as they were the first of many dAT victims on Saturday, and then went onto lose against Copenhagen Wolves in the loser bracket. It's unclear how good mousesports are, and where their ceiling is, but we do know they're not quite there just yet. They're still a fresh team.

Player Age Rating
Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli 22 1.19
Netherlands Chris "chrisJ" de Jong 24 1.16
Germany Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz 19 1.01
Serbia Nikola "LEGIJA" Ninić 23 0.98
Germany Andre "nooky" Utesch 28 0.96

mousesports get to open G3 with a main stage match against FM. Assuming they get the win they're supposed to get, that should leave them with four matches to try to snatch two wins from. Even one win may be enough -- if it's against the right team, and that team doesn't win another game. It's possible for mouz to see the playoffs at G3 - definitely - but they simply aren't favored to do so. allu and chrisJ can be dominant individually, and that's what mouz will need on Saturday.

The reality is that without crazy individiaul efforts, mousesports are the fifth best team in this group. G3 will be a good indicator of things to come - they may qualify for SLTV StarSeries X Finals in late August - but it's still very early, considering the communication issues. allu has been crazy good since joining, and it's not impossible for him to get hot enough to get mouz a playoff spot. For now, they should be fine with some good matches, even without advancement.

Prediction: 5th in group B

allu warming up

allu is mouz's key player 

United Kingdom FM eSports (jakem, REAZN, Sheekey, SPUDZ, ZED)

Much like their countrymen in group A, FM are heavy underdogs coming into this group. Their only merit as a team has been winning the British G3 qualifier, where they didn't have to overcome any big names. Only George "ZED" Bear has experience playing against big teams on LAN out of this group of players, and this event will surely sere more as a learning experience than anything else for this team.

FM consists of five ex-Source players, with ZED the biggest name in the team, while Craig "REAZN" Brackenridge is also expected to do well. They haven't been together for long, which is only going to serve as a disadvantage for the already handicapped team. They have a long road ahead of them, and it most likely will not be pretty, no matter how you look at it.

Player Age Rating
United Kingdom George "ZED" Bear 20 0.95
United Kingdom Jake "jakem" McCausland 23 0.84
United Kingdom Craig "REAZN" Brackenridge 26 0.83
United Kingdom Thomas "SPUdZ" White 19 0.73
United Kingdom Jonathan "Sheekey" Sheekey 22 N/A

FM will open G3 on the main stage against mousesports. It's the one shot this team truly has at getting an upset win -- first match of the day, local crowd, big stage, it's all there. It'd be a good story for the books, but odd are stacked against it. From there on out it gets tougher, as they face Titan, ESG, dignitas and finally Virtus.pro later on Saturday.

No one should expect FM to get out of group B at Gfinity 3, and that's fine. They come in as challengers, locals trying to gain some experience playing against the best, and they'll get that. Getting five maps is a godsend for the type of team who'd normally play two or three maps and head home, and maybe they'll be able to build on this in the future by sticking together and attending more events.

Prediction: 6th in group B

fm.TOXiC's ZED

ZED already represented FM at ESWC 2012 

Gfinity 3 kicks off at 10:00 on Saturday, and HLTV.org will be on-site to provide you with full coverage of the $45,000 tournament at the Olympic Park in London.

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Jonathan 'Sheekey' Sheekey
Jonathan 'Sheekey' Sheekey
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
41
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Germany Andre 'nooky' Utesch
Andre 'nooky' Utesch
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
192
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.19
Sweden Joel 'emilio' Mako
Joel 'emilio' Mako
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
152
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
962
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Sweden Alexander 'SKYTTEN' Carlsson
Alexander 'SKYTTEN' Carlsson
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
382
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
239
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1312
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1789
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1300
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1464
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pita
Faruk 'pita' Pita
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Thomas 'SPUdZ' White
Thomas 'SPUdZ' White
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.67
Maps played:
13
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.81
APR:
0.07
United Kingdom Craig 'REAZN' Brackenridge
Craig 'REAZN' Brackenridge
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
31
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.12
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
850
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Sweden Marcus 'Delpan' Larsson
Marcus 'Delpan' Larsson
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
154
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1604
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom George 'ZED' Bear
George 'ZED' Bear
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
106
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Fredrik 'roque' Honak
Fredrik 'roque' Honak
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
138
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Jake 'jakem' McCausland
Jake 'jakem' McCausland
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
114
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.11
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1584
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
 | 
Chile Cristoff 
n1
2014-07-31 20:52
#3
Norway FNNZ 
THIS WILL BE AWESOME!
2014-07-31 20:52
#7
mason | 
Tunisia mason~ 
n1
2014-07-31 20:54
#8
f0rest | 
Brazil flytwNiP 
1.dignitas 2.vp 3.titan 4.esg
2014-07-31 20:57
#9
United Kingdom grund 
+1
2014-07-31 21:08
1.fm toxic 2-6 rest
2014-07-31 21:13
+1 man. exaclty what I would pick
2014-08-01 04:31
#47
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
dig have had no games lately against other top10 teams. i doubt they will just turn up here and take 1st in their group. it will more likely be vp topping the group followed by either titan or dig depending on whether kennyS and scream are on form. esg & mouz again depends on whether each teams players step up. i think mouz could overcome esg if esg make too many mistakes. i dont expect fm to win a game or even a map at this event. its going to get ugly
2014-08-01 05:02
vp won't make out of the group, you heard it here first polant
2014-07-31 21:10
"vp make out of the group, you heard it here first plant" fixed
2014-07-31 21:22
polant
2014-07-31 21:22
#13
Poland syo 
1.VP 2.Titan 3.Dignitas 4.ESG
2014-07-31 21:13
Why do you even write this comment? This is the exact same prediction, as in the thread -.-'
2014-07-31 21:27
spudz is so fucking sick, delpan is gonna look like such a CHUMP
2014-07-31 21:14
ur the fukin man !!!!!
2014-07-31 22:56
such a straight forward MVP performance incoming from the big dog
2014-07-31 23:50
no,no THorin will destroy my ears :D
2014-07-31 21:18
+1
2014-08-01 11:24
#16
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
dignitas 3rd, vp 1st, titan 2nd nice joke
2014-07-31 21:18
#48
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
your prediction?
2014-08-01 05:02
#51
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
obviously dig 1-2
2014-08-01 06:18
#59
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
when they haven't been seen in tournaments since copenhagen games? i dont think dig will be above 3rd this event.
2014-08-01 13:34
#62
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
so, titan that lost almost everything last monthes will get more? =D
2014-08-01 17:02
PM: Titan vs Natus Vincere16-13 vs ESC1-0 vs NiP16-14 vs Epsilon16-7 vs ENCORE2-0 They actually do
2014-08-01 17:58
#69
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
i am talking about big events, not about some random online games
2014-08-01 19:08
#74
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
2014-08-02 15:32
1 loss is not a big deal imo
2014-08-02 19:55
#78
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
dig 1st on group B is
2014-08-02 22:58
nah, they still managed to pass
2014-08-03 12:50
#68
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
as #64 you obviously haven't been following titan's recent results.
2014-08-01 19:00
#70
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
#69 yes, i do
2014-08-01 19:08
#73
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
2014-08-02 15:31
#75
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
im talking about before this event. their only loss recently is today to dig.
2014-08-02 15:54
#76
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
#59 i dont think dig will be above 3rd this event. yea, sure
2014-08-02 18:16
#80
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
well i was still right. 3/4 Dignitas 3/4 fnatic not above 3rd, despite a great group and playoff performance. credit where its due, they played out of their minds this event even after a hiatus, unlike nip.
2014-08-04 03:04
#81
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
whatever they are 1st/group this article is about group B and we had talk about group B
2014-08-04 06:31
#82
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
#59 i dont think dig will be above 3rd this event. yea, sure
2014-08-04 12:48
#83
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
#16 dignitas 3rd, vp 1st, titan 2nd nice joke #51 obviously dig 1-2 i had talk about group so, yea, sure
2014-08-04 17:20
secretly hoping for a godlike mouz performance
2014-07-31 21:22
dignitas 1st VP 2nd ESG 3rd Mouz 4 chill out and enjoy titan's fall once again
2014-07-31 21:37
#23
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Brazil jeffvillalba 
maybe wrong , but .. 1. dignitas 2. VP 3. titan 4. ESG dig not show up your games last couple months, maybe can surprise, tactics and another things, best-of-one, everything can happens
2014-07-31 21:40
7-1
2014-08-01 00:30
hahahahahhahahahahhahahah
2014-08-01 01:30
This group is so tough to call. Likely places VP:1-3 Dig:1-4 Titan:2-5 ESG:3-5 mouz:4-6 FM:5-6 And this is considered the "easier" group. I think that's kind of unfair, since while, sure, there's more star power in group A, the skill gap is tighter between teams here.
2014-07-31 22:16
lurppis multitasking ;D
2014-07-31 23:02
SPUDZ>
2014-07-31 23:03
#29
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Spain akproxx 
Virtus.pro need more from pasha to win again If ScreaM shows up in great form, Titan could be deadly aizy could make a leap as a player at G3 SKYTTEN's leadership will be put to the test allu is mouz's key player ZED already represented FM at ESWC 2012 HAHAHAHA this made my day
2014-07-31 23:16
#49
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
No one should expect FM to get out of group B at Gfinity 3, and that's fine. They come in as challengers, locals trying to gain some experience playing against the best, and they'll get that.
2014-08-01 05:04
n1
2014-07-31 23:19
#31
method | 
United States f0xes` 
nice write up Lurppis, G3 HYPE IS REAL!!!
2014-07-31 23:24
FM toxic will be last with 20 round from 5 games. You here it here first.
2014-07-31 23:27
Yay! Every 12 year olds favourite tryhard/desperado/racist, thorin. FAIL.
2014-07-31 23:48
VP 1st HAHAHA keep dreaming
2014-08-01 00:31
Thorin was unbearable last time, his constant bashing and complaining through an entire game, ruined the whole cast of the game - not to mention the over 9000 interruptions of other co-casters. -.-'
2014-08-01 00:55
#41
flusha | 
Lithuania jiffoe 
well I am even more exited because of Thorin. Thank god, there will be less empty talk.
2014-08-01 02:11
#42
Malaysia trvr 
1.vp 2.titan 3.esg 4.mouz
2014-08-01 02:17
#43
United Kingdom Alth 
Oh no! NBK wants to play another game in his spare time apart from CS:GO? How dare he!!!!!
2014-08-01 02:53
titan 2, so funny
2014-08-01 03:01
#45
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Singapore The_Fiend[fA] 
Titan suck at bo1 group stage games. I don't expect them to come 2nd. My prediction : VP Dignitas Titan ESG
2014-08-01 04:15
#50
Canada elyK 
1. Titan 2. VP 3. Dignitas 4. ESG 5. Mouz 6. FM
2014-08-01 05:19
go go justus pro
2014-08-01 06:20
1. VP 2. Titan 3. Dignitas 4. ESG 5. Mousesports 6. Fragmasters
2014-08-01 07:04
why are you writing this comment when that's exactly the same prediction as in the thread ? lol
2014-08-01 08:50
because he can
2014-08-01 17:38
how many teams will advance from each group? 3? its 6 teams in each group.
2014-08-01 08:24
#61
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
4
2014-08-01 13:35
ahahaha mousesports on lan
2014-08-01 11:25
#60
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
?
2014-08-01 13:35
#65
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Poland trancemeister 
this is lan or net?
2014-08-01 18:45
Are the maps best out of 3?!
2014-08-01 18:50
I mean the games >.<
2014-08-01 18:57
The group stage which this is will be a BO1 with 5 games
2014-08-02 00:32
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