ESWC 2014 group draw

The group draw for the ESWC finals is out, with the 24 participants having been placed in four groups.

The 2014 edition of the ESWC world finals will take place from October 30 to November 2, in Paris, with 24 teams from all over the world battling it out for a piece of the $50,000 prize pool.

The tournament will kick off with a round-robin, best-of-one group stage - with the 24 participants being placed in four groups of six teams - followed by the single-elimination playoffs with the remaining eight sides.

Based on their past achievements, the teams were placed into four different seed categories: top, high, medium and challenger. Each group will consist of one team from both the top and the high seed categories, and two from the medium and the challenger categories.

ESWC 2014 Seed distribution:

  • Top seed: Sweden fnatic / Poland Virtus.Pro / France ESWC France winner / Denmark Dignitas
  • High seed: Sweden NiP / France ESWC France runner-up / Ukraine Na`Vi / United States iBUYPOWER
  • Medium seed: Ukraine HellRaisers / United States Cloud9 / Norway London Conspiracy / Finland 3DMAX / Europe Mousesports / Germany Planetkeys Dynamics / Denmark Copenhagen Wolves / Portugal k1ck
  • Challenger seed: China Pow / Bulgaria GPlay / Portugal Alien Tech / Brazil KaBuM / South Africa Energy eSports / Algeria  E4US / India Virtual Impact / Japan Cipangu.GO
Group A Group B
Sweden fnatic Poland Virtus.pro
Ukraine Na`Vi France ESWC France runner-up
Portugal k1ck United States Cloud9
Norway London Conspiracy Germany Planetkey Dynamics
China Pow India Virtual Impact
South Africa Energy eSports Portugal AlienTech
Group C Group D
France ESWC France Winner Denmark dignitas
Sweden NiP United States iBUYPOWER
Ukraine HellRaisers Finland 3DMAX
Denmark CPH Wolves Europe mousesports
Brazil KaBuM Bulgaria GPlay
Algeria E4US Japan Cipangu.GO
NICE
2014-10-17 16:10
14 replies
POW easy traveling easy group
2014-10-17 16:38
1 reply
I root for Pow, my chinese friend
2014-10-17 18:19
RIP KABUM :(
2014-10-17 19:22
9 replies
just like kabum.LoL at Worlds
2014-10-17 19:57
6 replies
hope they win at least 1 match
2014-10-17 20:28
4 replies
just like kabum.LoL at Worlds
2014-10-17 22:34
3 replies
actually, i think kabum can beat NiP
2014-10-17 23:45
2 replies
#353
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Russia jjh
l m a o
2014-10-18 10:51
1 reply
f i f f
2014-10-29 14:54
KabuM beat best EU team at his first WC. RIP Alliance, qq EU.
2014-10-18 01:08
E4US??????????????????????????????????????
2014-10-17 20:50
#358
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Finland Eepzie
gl tho :(
2014-10-18 13:31
I'm really curious how ibp is a highseed and cloud9 is a medium seed. Especially given international results....
2014-10-17 21:16
1 reply
Because they didn't especially give preference to international results, they took the fact that iBP has won two LANs, of higher prestige than the fact that c9 has made it out of the groups of every major.
2014-10-18 00:02
NICEE!!!
2014-10-17 16:10
1 reply
N1CE! This will be one hell of a great championship! :)
2014-10-17 18:56
n1
2014-10-17 16:10
nice, GOGO VP!
2014-10-17 16:11
ESWC France Winner ez
2014-10-17 16:12
1 reply
#92
shox | 
Canada dB-
ez baguette, ez life :D
2014-10-17 16:40
#7
Pimp | 
Denmark Pimp
B+C, auuch! :'(
2014-10-17 16:12
7 replies
gl with that :D
2014-10-17 16:14
Bad luck mate.
2014-10-17 16:18
B will be epic D seems good too
2014-10-17 16:18
gl with new line up
2014-10-17 16:23
You got this, pimp! :)
2014-10-17 16:31
pimp u are the man bro :)
2014-10-17 18:46
U can do this Pimp
2014-10-17 18:58
Sad not to see a UK team =[
2014-10-17 16:12
4 replies
fm-esports pls
2014-10-17 16:27
Sad not to see ex6tenz
2014-10-17 16:48
2 replies
Still have the 2 France Qualifiers (imo, Titan and LDLC should take)
2014-10-18 03:49
1 reply
I think he was talking about the spanish team ex6tenz, not sure though.
2014-10-18 15:46
GO C9!!!!
2014-10-17 16:12
GROUP B ;OOOOOOOOOOOO OUUUUUCHHHHHHHH
2014-10-17 16:13
2 replies
Anyone notice, either one of those french teams that make group b and c are playing on a godly level right now. I would pick titan/ldlc to win the tournment. But as a murrican I really think its going to be a coinflip between vp or c9 to advance. The frenchies are way to stronk right now. Group C is ridiculous too.. wow, cpw wont advance but they can upset any of those teams. Also love to see Brazil back in the scene(Dont cheat or steal stuff tho;P) Predictions: A-fnatic/NaVi (Would be shocked if anyone else) B- French runner-up/VP (hope I'm wrong murricans) C-France winner/HR (Nip is playing like garbage) D-Dig/mouz (upset watch 3dmax or Cipangu.GO the next lunatic high?) No..
2014-10-17 21:47
1 reply
B- Virtus/french runner-up
2014-10-18 11:38
#11
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Poland trishowsky
group c lol ldlc/titan nip hr sick
2014-10-17 16:13
12 replies
CPH and Kabum could be a dark horse too.
2014-10-17 16:16
11 replies
#66
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Poland trishowsky
nahh i don't see them winning over NiP/ldlc
2014-10-17 16:28
9 replies
Team X almost beat NiP in their prime, no one saw that coming either. NiP is on their shaky period although its almost a mission impossible for both CPH and KabuM, but the possibility is there.
2014-10-17 16:32
6 replies
#80
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Poland trishowsky
you are right but i have my own opinion :P we will see tho
2014-10-17 16:34
5 replies
Kabum played nine championships and won 9, is a great team dude, have a good and innovative teamplay. Fallen = second best in 1.6 fnx = won three world championships and ESWC. Watch a demo of kabum
2014-10-17 17:59
4 replies
but you know that we are in CS:GO right?
2014-10-17 18:00
2 replies
yep, i know but they win 9 championships in CSGO
2014-10-17 23:05
1 reply
With what teams attending?
2014-10-18 06:49
They can definitely suprise since they havent played europeans/n. americans in GO yet and no one knows their level. Usually unproven (in GO vs other nationalities) teams like that disappoint more than they suprise though.
2014-10-17 18:38
in bo1 everything is possible
2014-10-17 16:33
1 reply
#84
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Poland trishowsky
yeah but i just don't think they can do this on important LAN against NiP i mean when they are really motivated they can do everything same as @ Cologne when they were really bad and won it :D
2014-10-17 16:36
lmao
2014-10-17 22:31
#12
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Finland IFK
3DMAX ez
2014-10-17 16:13
cool
2014-10-17 16:13
ezzzz for ibp
2014-10-17 16:13
group c is strongest x
2014-10-17 16:13
#16
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Brazil CHEMyyy
group a 1 - fnatic 2 - k1ck ^^ group b 1 - VP 2 - Cloud9 group c 1 - NiP 2 - LDLC (ESWC France Winner) group d 1 - dignitas 2 - mousesports
2014-10-17 16:13
14 replies
No way k1ck is gonna make it. Like they have really good tactics, great aim, but they make so many stupid mistakes that even the vast majority of semi-elite teams never does. If k1ck wouldn't fuck up those easy rounds at every match, they MIGHT have a chance. Dunno if it's their low level of game understanding, bad communication or horrible leadership, whatever it is, it will be their downfall once again
2014-10-17 16:48
7 replies
They will bro, trust me. K1ck are way better on LAN than online, cuz fox plays with +100 ping and he can't play at his level, yet he's the best. Now imagine, last time k1ck played on LAN almost won dreamhack valencia 2014, lost on overtime against LDLC. They will win with fnatic group A, i'm pretty sure ;)
2014-10-17 16:52
6 replies
I'm not doubting their skill, it's just the silly mistakes they do. I've never seen any other team throw away as many easy rounds as k1ck. If they can't fix those problems, I don't see them having any real chances.
2014-10-17 16:56
1 reply
Yeah, I gotta agree with you. Eco rounds, they lose too many. That's HUGEEE. You're right but still, k1ck are different team on LAN, for sure. But as I said we will see. It really depends, I'm sure will win against that 3 teams, against fnatic no chance. But NaVi, they can win. They already did, but lets see. Of course they have a hard group, 2 huges teams plus LC, but they have to proof that they want to win something, atleast go into to the playoffs. Btw, I still think that would be better top 3 teams each group go to the playoffs, with winner and loser bracket.
2014-10-17 17:00
No way k1ck are gonna do it instead of Na'Vi ahhaha
2014-10-17 18:07
1 reply
Why is that? If NaVi loses against fnatic and tie against LC, for example. Or something similiar happen, fnatic + k1ck. lol I don't know if this is with round difference aswell but everything is possible and k1ck has a chance tho, they can beat NaVi
2014-10-17 18:10
LOOL XDXDXD
2014-10-17 23:05
less please, way less!
2014-10-18 00:18
I agree with you, to be honest. I think that fnatic and K1ck will go to the playoffs and Virtus.pro, Cloud9, NiP, LDLC, dignitas and 3DMAX. Not mouz :P It will be a great tournament
2014-10-17 16:48
4 replies
#106
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Brazil CHEMyyy
dont forget maikelele is playing for mouz
2014-10-17 16:50
3 replies
It's not maikelele lol, it's karrigan :P
2014-10-17 16:50
2 replies
#109
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Brazil CHEMyyy
karrigan was a stand-in , i think edit : you are right :D
2014-10-17 16:51
1 reply
Yeah ;) 3DMAX will pass with Dignitas
2014-10-17 16:53
Mouz to lose to cipangu bc lan Kappa
2014-10-17 18:10
Love format, will be sick <3
2014-10-17 16:13
worst group is C and D lol not B
2014-10-17 16:14
Gonna be nice
2014-10-17 16:14
I'd probably say C was the hardest to get out of depending on who wins french quali. Will be nice to see if any of the unknowns can cause upsets
2014-10-17 16:14
GOGOGOGOOGOG KABUM GOGOGOG!
2014-10-17 16:14
4 replies
GO KABUM!
2014-10-17 17:21
more like rip kabum
2014-10-17 17:29
1 reply
hahahahah yesss kabum out in grp stage
2014-10-20 09:38
gibe moni plos
2014-10-17 22:32
#23
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Denmark MrDivi
NiP out off group, am I the only one having this feeling?
2014-10-17 16:14
6 replies
+1
2014-10-17 16:50
+2
2014-10-17 22:13
LDLC or Titan > NiP, and I think HR is in a good shape so I think they'll beat NiP as well. I don't see NiP making it out..
2014-10-17 23:36
3 replies
#326
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Denmark MrDivi
Hence, my words. LDLC and Titan will quite surely beat NiP atm. HR, maybe, maybe not. CPH Wolves is also a contender.
2014-10-18 00:40
#370
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Denmark MrDivi
the predictions
2014-10-31 17:52
1 reply
.
2014-10-31 18:47
#24
NEO | 
Poland baaandi
D intresting
2014-10-17 16:14
this will be great
2014-10-17 16:14
D. mouz ez
2014-10-17 16:15
nvm
2014-10-17 16:15
2 replies
I'd say LDLC, VP and fnatic are better teams right now so yeah, nip doesn't deserve a top seed
2014-10-17 16:17
1 reply
I agree, iBP doesn't deserve a high seed either.
2014-10-17 18:39
I just love these kind of events because I freakin' love upsets! Sadly, the stupid tournament system won't allow any less known teams to advance. They should've made ro16 playoffs. :)
2014-10-17 16:16
11 replies
Yes but we have a limited time to run the tournament...
2014-10-17 16:18
10 replies
I don't blame you. It feels like no tournament organiser will ever learn how to run "cool" events. Even the valve tournaments are crap if it comes to the tournament format. Your tournament format is actually better than theirs but there is still lots of room for improvement. I will never understand why organisers never max out the potential. Just like Valve doesn't with the game. :-)
2014-10-17 16:22
6 replies
As said, limited time. That is the reason.
2014-10-17 16:35
5 replies
It's a shitty excuse if organisers want to stand out with their tournaments. Focus on less games/more time if you want to deliver the best shit. Limited time has been the excuse for how many years? I think since esports exist.
2014-10-17 16:37
4 replies
Maybe because it's a very valid 'excuse'?
2014-10-17 16:38
2 replies
If you want it easy, yeah, you can see it as a valid excuse.
2014-10-17 16:40
1 reply
K.
2014-10-17 17:11
They're limited to the time limits at Paris Games Week, I'm sure if they had their own venue at their own event then it'd be fine but they have to be out by certain times each day, they can't run until 2AM to fit it all in :<
2014-10-17 17:09
#73
Pimp | 
Denmark Pimp
It's all god! At least waaay better than the GSL bo1 system, which to some point is a disgrace. You're giving all at least 5 matches, which is 3 more than you will get at a normal GSL format. Also you make sure its the very best team from each group that actually battles it out in the quaterfinal, so that's at least for me, all god! :)
2014-10-17 16:31
2 replies
As I said, it's better but there is still so much more room for improvements.
2014-10-17 16:37
Clearly :)
2014-10-17 17:51
So i guess if you'd rather meet VP and cloud9 then NiP and HR you should just loose the ESWC france final?
2014-10-17 16:16
Rip kabum
2014-10-17 16:16
1 reply
:( true
2014-10-17 19:45
#31
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Algeria colzero23
E4US ez
2014-10-17 16:16
3 replies
lol sure
2014-10-17 16:38
DAfuq hhhhhhhh !! yarbk mayrouhouch khir :P
2014-10-17 17:40
nchalah ynikouhoum :3 ez bby >_>
2014-10-18 13:33
nice
2014-10-17 16:16
Well KabuM,the dream is over
2014-10-17 16:16
R.I.P K1CK
2014-10-17 16:17
12 replies
#58
Ax1Le | 
Portugal KSED
More like RIP Alientech
2014-10-17 16:26
8 replies
K1ck aswell :DDD
2014-10-17 16:28
7 replies
#79
Ax1Le | 
Portugal KSED
They still have a chance (even if small), unlike Alientech...
2014-10-17 16:34
K1ck will be pass the group with fnatic lol, what are you talking about?
2014-10-17 16:48
5 replies
Kick>navi? Seems legit, hahaha. I mean it could happen but being so sure is retarded.
2014-10-17 17:01
4 replies
Well, NaVi > K1ck for sure lol. NaVi are better team than K1ck but you know why? Well, NaVi is playing every single tournament out there, online / LAN, while k1ck plays at BEST 3 tournaments per year. That's the difference, k1ck has skill and good players. I'm not saying that they will win everything, that's just only a dream. But k1ck will focus on the match versus NaVi, not vs fnatic lol.
2014-10-17 17:04
2 replies
Ok. It's good that you believe in your team but in previous post you've sounded like kick are favourites to beat navi.
2014-10-17 17:41
1 reply
Nah, I didn't say that. I cleary know that fnatic and navi are the favourites on that group but still...
2014-10-17 18:06
#202
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Portugal maguire
don't listen to the fanboy
2014-10-17 18:14
#129
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Portugal S!im*
K1ck have more chances than alientech, they are so screwed up xD .
2014-10-17 17:03
K1ck have a chance as long as they beat fucking LC of course. NaVi is a good team but from the High seed group only iBP is weaker than them. AlienTech was always going to be eliminated but their group is not that hard. They can easily beat the Indian team and they have a chance against Planetkey for sure
2014-10-17 18:11
1 reply
I lol'd.
2014-10-17 18:45
n1
2014-10-17 16:18
#41
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France cedd
wow. really doubt ibuypower will make it out of the groups on this one.... i like the round robin format though, at least every team will play 5 maps even if they dont qualify for playoffs
2014-10-17 16:20
2 replies
+1111 Australian and Indian teams only played 2 maps at esl cologne. Imagine flying over to another continent with hotel and everything and you just get to play 2 maps.
2014-10-17 16:54
1 reply
They did get to practice with other teams which is good experience (outside of esl)
2014-10-18 06:54
mouz will place 4th place in group D what a P1TY! cry
2014-10-17 16:20
oh wow look at group A :D keen!
2014-10-17 16:20
C and D looks pretty rough. Dont know why they'd release the schedule before the french qualifier has been determined. Now they can play around the group they wanna avoid.
2014-10-17 16:21
4 replies
I disagree. In every group there are 1 or 2 top teams. In B there are 3.
2014-10-17 16:44
1 reply
Yes i agree that group B has more top teams but only 4 are serious contenders. Group C have 5 teams that can upset each other. I feel like one of the french team would have an easier matchup in B, so losing the qualifier wont be so bad.
2014-10-17 22:28
This is possible. Group B and C have a small skill diference between them.
2014-10-17 16:46
1 reply
I guess the 2nd french seeding/ group B is a bit easier. I feel like the 5 teams in group C could upset each other.
2014-10-17 22:12
Planetkey has easiest group.
2014-10-17 16:21
2 replies
#70
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Poland trishowsky
lol
2014-10-17 16:30
Easiest group to be knocked out of event.
2014-10-17 17:03
groups online or lan?
2014-10-17 16:22
2 replies
lan
2014-10-17 16:22
it is lan
2014-10-17 16:25
Group D is pretty open because IBP will most likely struggle again on LAN. I'm sure it'll be a very interesting group. :-)
2014-10-17 16:23
group B and C :o
2014-10-17 16:24
lol group C xdddd
2014-10-17 16:24
iBUYPOWER seeded above Cloud9. I feel like I need an explanation.
2014-10-17 16:25
4 replies
Simple, they won the two last bo3's the two teams played.
2014-10-17 16:31
1 reply
That doesn't mean anything? :D Imagine if NiP would only beat fnatic but lose against every other team.. That wouldn't make them better than fnatic :)
2014-10-18 15:26
they also won the LAN qualifier while C9 got a pity invite
2014-10-17 17:01
+1
2014-10-17 18:46
glhf K1CK.
2014-10-17 16:26
gl Virtual Impact
2014-10-17 16:26
Ez for LDLC, not even qualified, but they will win that for sure.
2014-10-17 16:26
rip Kabum, or not.
2014-10-17 16:27
KabuM will win against NiP, you will see :)
2014-10-17 16:27
5 replies
#69
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Poland trishowsky
no they wont don't be fanboy pls
2014-10-17 16:29
2 replies
trishovsky all I'm seeing in this thread is you being a NiP fanboy :D
2014-10-17 18:33
1 reply
ok :DDDDDDDDDDDDDD except that i only think they can make it out of the groupstage
2014-10-17 19:19
a solo queue matchmaking team could win against NiP
2014-10-17 16:36
+1 KabuM > NiP -Fiffy +Fallen
2014-10-17 17:07
Man those groups, and I can't wait to see how Pow performs, it has always been fun to watch Asian teams play.
2014-10-17 16:27
4 replies
you mad or what
2014-10-17 16:28
2 replies
Any reason I should be?
2014-10-17 16:31
1 reply
No its your opinion, he is the one who is mad probably
2014-10-17 16:55
I agree, it's fun to see some new teams and players from other countries. Group A is interesting, who knows that pow can do against LC and k1ck.
2014-10-17 19:48
Top 3 ESWC-qualifier all in Group D :) GL Mousesports
2014-10-17 16:27
#68
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Poland trishowsky
high seed: iBUYPOWER u wot m8
2014-10-17 16:29
I prefer to loose eswc.Fr qualifier in final to fall in group b than winning and being in group C (Upset group incomming)
2014-10-17 16:35
I highly doubt NIP will make out of this group. Always they get out of group stage by luck, but this time i think they luck will end.
2014-10-17 16:38
I've never seen such a good distribution of seeds. Very well done, usually some of the 'unknown' teams (like e.g teams from asia) get ridiculously high seeds at some events. This is just 100% correct IMO, though some might argue that HR should get a higher seed, but with the amount of great teams it's very justifiable.
2014-10-17 16:39
NiP should be medium seed not high HUE HUE HUE
2014-10-17 16:40
only one indian team? bullshit
2014-10-17 16:42
1 reply
for that one spot almost 250 teams were registered...
2014-10-18 09:48
who is on the kabum team right now?
2014-10-17 16:46
1 reply
#137
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Brazil Luca0
FalleN fnx fer hen1 lucas1
2014-10-17 17:10
Group A will be so epic to see lol gl k1ck and AlienTech btw, k1ck has a chance to pass the groups with fnatic but AlienTech has a fucking hard group to be honest, maybe 1/2 wins. We will see, gl all the teams!
2014-10-17 16:47
3 replies
#159
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Brazil kaduramos
lets be honest Kick never was a good Cs time not even on 1.6
2014-10-17 17:32
2 replies
they were at the beginning of csgo, but they didn't take advantage of it, when they had fyx insider n3w fox and mutt and were able to attend a lot of events. Their other lineup that showed great potential at CSGO was with fox mutt coachi vis aguila but they failed to pass the groups of ESWC 2013 and things got complicated. I hope that with this current lineup things will go back on track again.
2014-10-17 18:06
1 reply
#318
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Brazil kaduramos
+1
2014-10-17 23:33
fnatic + Na'Vi VP + Cloud9 France + NiP Dignitas + 3DMAX
2014-10-17 16:47
Group D is for Death.
2014-10-17 16:54
Rip Kabum, i guess.
2014-10-17 16:55
Oh boi, here we go :) hfgl
2014-10-17 16:56
hope this time it will be dreamteam
2014-10-17 16:57
it's always dignitas with iBP and VP with LDLC or Titan in groups :D
2014-10-17 16:58
fnatic and NaVi are already in 1\4 , congrats both xD
2014-10-17 16:59
1 reply
Inb4 kick & pow make it to playoffs
2014-10-17 17:05
Sick..... :D
2014-10-17 16:59
RIP pow
2014-10-17 17:00
mouz lan again?RLY?
2014-10-17 17:01
mouz, iBP or 3DMax that is the question
2014-10-17 17:02
1 reply
no question here :P
2014-10-17 17:16
omg kabum *facepalm*
2014-10-17 17:04
i would like to see mouz + dig
2014-10-17 17:04
Easy for Virtual impact
2014-10-17 17:05
Interesting to give IBP a higher seed over C9. IBP has never made it past the group stage in 4 out of 4 EU events (DHW, EMS Katowice, G3, and ESL One), while C9 has always made it out of groups.
2014-10-17 17:11
11 replies
And quarter finals / semi finals. That's just bullshit bro, and they know it :) oh well, cloud9 will made it out of groups and ibp won't, as always.
2014-10-17 17:16
5 replies
I don't know this time. IBP have a pretty easy group, while C9 has VP and either Titan or LDLC. Fortunately, C9 has historically done very well against french teams. If IBP can't get out of the group against those teams, then lol....
2014-10-17 17:28
4 replies
Bro, Cloud9 only lost against ibp because Hiko was sleeping. That's all, they are better than them. I would like to see ibp winning but I don't see how... They choke on europe
2014-10-17 17:32
3 replies
Yeah, if Hiko showed up on that cache match....man. That would have been a good day for them to win a LAN against them.
2014-10-17 18:48
2 replies
Of course. That would have decided the games first (BO3)
2014-10-17 18:50
1 reply
Well Hiko did do good on the other maps.....then did awful on the last. If hiko was even at n0thing's level they would have won, but he was slacking behind for whatever reason.
2014-10-17 18:54
Cloud 9 pretty much shot themselves in the foot by not even trying to qualify for ESWC. IBP won it and thats got to count for something I suppose. Cant totally discount CEVO or ESEA so I can see both sides from an organisrs point of view
2014-10-17 17:55
2 replies
Cloud9 (coL) had some problems with organization at that time.
2014-10-17 18:57
1 reply
true i'd forgotten that. but that isnt ESWC's problem either
2014-10-17 19:20
But IBP made it out of groups at G3 and then lost to Titan
2014-10-17 19:21
1 reply
You're right I'm trippin'. Four out of six made it per group that tournament.
2014-10-17 21:23
GG Kabum, the dream is over haha brazilian fanboys crying
2014-10-17 17:18
3 replies
Continua chupando ovo de gringo, fanboy do Cogu hahah :)
2014-10-17 18:19
2 replies
says the guy with "<3 shox" in the name
2014-10-17 19:08
1 reply
says the guy with "<3 shox" in the name
2014-10-17 19:42
GO KABUMM, BYE NIP
2014-10-17 17:18
very nice groups but iBP having higher seed then c9?
2014-10-17 17:18
iBP seeded higher than Cloud9? Surely they'd judge by international results, not domestic? :/
2014-10-17 17:18
omg KaBuM dead!
2014-10-17 17:21
#150
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Sweden freddew0w
fnatic4life! Group A <3 <3 <3
2014-10-17 17:22
great format. atleast Virtual Impact will play 5 matches :D
2014-10-17 17:26
#153
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Brazil akak1
Good luck KABUM! We will need
2014-10-17 17:27
Sick!
2014-10-17 17:28
Group D lookin strong
2014-10-17 17:33
Want to Be the Best ? then win the Best #GO KABUM
2014-10-17 17:35
Want to Be the Best ? then win the Best
2014-10-17 17:35
HLTV add DreamTeam pls!!!
2014-10-17 17:39
n1
2014-10-17 17:43
Nice one! Let's roll guys!! KaBuM 'till the end!!
2014-10-17 17:47
You never saw the Kabum play, is a great team! gl hf
2014-10-17 17:48
Group A : Fnatic - Na'vi Group B : VP - C9 Group C : NiP - Kabum ( is a great team ) Group D : Dig - mouz
2014-10-17 17:50
6 replies
kabum HAHAHAHHAHA ok
2014-10-17 17:55
2 replies
seen the Kabum playing? no ? just watch and shut up
2014-10-17 18:06
1 reply
#220
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Brazil CHEMyyy
i like kabum , but they dont have a chance , playing against brazilian teams its so ezz , and trust me i follow your country scene
2014-10-17 18:43
LOLKabum? these kids nowadays...
2014-10-17 20:11
im sorry but they can only win E4US! :/ cant even compare with Titan/LDLC , NiP , HellRaisers , CPHWolves!
2014-10-17 21:21
1 reply
I think they can upset. I don't see they winning against HR or the french team, but they probably have the same level as CPHWolves and have a chance to upset NIP. If progaming.td played head to head against NIP, i think Kabum can play too, maybe even beat them.
2014-10-18 04:46
#181
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South Africa xin.
Go eN :D - You got this :)
2014-10-17 17:54
Poor KaBuM, I think they would have a real chance qualifying through group A and D.
2014-10-17 17:55
Group C hard :D Group A - Fnatic , Na'Vi Group B - VP, France Group C - France , Kabum Group D - Dignitas , iBP
2014-10-17 18:00
Good luck E4us #Meedis
2014-10-17 18:05
ez KaBuM
2014-10-17 18:06
hr and nip forever in same group
2014-10-17 18:06
Nice KaBuM in group C whit the best's teams of the World. Good Luck KaBuM!
2014-10-17 18:08
#203
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North Macedonia balich
HR its time to shy GL EVERYONE!
2014-10-17 18:14
1 reply
shine*
2014-10-17 18:20
IT WILL FREAKIN SICK !!
2014-10-17 18:19
GLHF KaBuM, i believe
2014-10-17 18:20
Group C is so hard.. Poor KaBum.
2014-10-17 18:23
iBP is a high seed yet C9 isn't?
2014-10-17 18:26
7 replies
#221
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France cedd
iBP played the lan qualifier and C9 got invited
2014-10-17 18:44
6 replies
So? weren't those against the shitty NA teams? doesn't matter, iBuyPlanetickets won't make it out once again.
2014-10-17 18:46
5 replies
#226
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France cedd
gotta at least respect the teams that show up for lan qualifier i guess ? but yeah i highly doubt they'll make it out of that group lol
2014-10-17 18:47
3 replies
I guess, I really hope they don't use Overpass/Cobble, so shitty of them to FORCE a use of them at ESL One. And I hope C9 makes it farther, possibly winning it? that'd be nice to see. I just really, really hope they get some bootcamp in and everyone is on-point. n0thing needs to really show up with shroud/hiko too.
2014-10-17 18:53
The respect they get is paid travel expenses and a spot in the tournament. Teams like pow attended the qualifier and they are seeded correctly (challenger). I really think they based IBP > C9 seeding solely on head-to-head, which is kinda lame. You wouldn't seed 2001 eoL higher than 2001 SK, but eoL beat them 8 times out of 9.
2014-10-17 21:28
1 reply
#304
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France cedd
do you live in cambridge and is your name dan ?
2014-10-17 22:14
ibuyPlanetickets (ROFL) +1 +1 +1
2014-10-17 22:19
Group A - fnatic; Na'Vi Group B - VP; Titan Group C - LDLC; NiP Group D - Dignitas; iBUYPOWER
2014-10-17 18:27
Hope these games show up on CSGOLounge hahaha, need to bet against Kabum *-*
2014-10-17 18:29
2 replies
why, are they bad?
2014-10-17 19:45
1 reply
No they're good!
2014-10-17 20:37
A - Navi, fnatic B - VP, France C - France, HR D - Dignitas, 3DMAX ez skins
2014-10-17 18:33
Group C is sick!
2014-10-17 18:34
#217
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Brazil bandicoot
KABUM easily will beat all the challenger and medium teams, betting will be fun here
2014-10-17 18:38
3 replies
I wish this was true but no, Kabum is extremely weak compared to most of these teams
2014-10-17 19:06
2 replies
i don't think Kabum can beat NiP, HR and (probably) LDLC...
2014-10-17 19:42
me too... maybe kabum can beat E4US
2014-10-17 20:25
Even groups, alot of good matchups.
2014-10-17 18:40
seriously if iBP cant make it out of the groups this time they should fucking disband
2014-10-17 18:54
Dignitas kinda lucked out with that group draw - good for us Danes :)
2014-10-17 18:55
interesting groups except A fnatic and na`vi really have to screw up to not make it out.
2014-10-17 18:55
Based on their past achievements, the teams were placed into four different seed categories: top, high, medium and challenger. Yet NiP are on high seed not top underneath Top of france, Dignitas, fnatic & vp.
2014-10-17 18:56
2 replies
that's fair 2 me.
2014-10-17 19:44
1 reply
On current performances, i agree it is fair. But on past achievements? NiP is clearly #1.
2014-10-17 22:54
#238
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Portugal maguire
fnatic Na`Vi Virtus.pro Cloud9 Titan NiP dignitas 3DMAX ez
2014-10-17 19:02
Where is Russian teams?
2014-10-17 19:05
2 replies
hellraisers is from the russian/ukranian qualifier
2014-10-17 20:21
oni v ukraine bomb9t mirnyh zhitelei takoi otvet xotel yslyshat?
2014-10-17 21:17
GL Virtual Impact..
2014-10-17 19:05
tags please hltv...
2014-10-17 19:13
gl to all teams
2014-10-17 19:25
GL KaBuM!
2014-10-17 19:27
Group C +_+
2014-10-17 19:43
Ibp to make it out of groups this time??????
2014-10-17 19:49
#GoKaBuM!!!! xD
2014-10-17 19:59
lol fnatic has it so easy.
2014-10-17 20:02
Group A - fnatic, Na'Vi Group B - VP, Cloud9 Group C - France, NiP ('cause I'm a fanboy) Group D - IBP, Gplay ('cause I'm Bulgarian) GL to NiP and Gplay!
2014-10-17 20:04
2 replies
sorry gplay don't stand a chance. see below #266
2014-10-17 20:05
1 reply
We'll see.
2014-10-17 20:10
group D will be interesting. 1st should be dig without too much trouble 2nd-4th any mixture of 3dm/mouz/ibp is possible 5th-6th gplay & cipangu
2014-10-17 20:05
go kabummm <3
2014-10-17 20:05
Group A: London Conspiracy, fnatic; Group B: Virtus.pro, Cloud9; Group C: NiP, KaBuM!; Group D: dignitas, iBP.
2014-10-17 20:11
RIP KabuM dream.
2014-10-17 20:14
Pow > all
2014-10-17 20:27
Nice, #mostrasuaforçaKABUM
2014-10-17 20:31
Group B is the most stacked group. No doubt on that.
2014-10-17 20:32
Nip is no longer top seed :(
2014-10-17 20:36
inb4 nip kicked out in the groupstages stating that the event was not a priority for them
2014-10-17 20:41
C9 winning their group
2014-10-17 21:07
A: 1. fnatic; 2. Na`Vi B: 1. Virtus.Pro; 2. Cloud9 C: 1. ESWC France Winner; 2. HellRaisers (and NiP will finally make some roster changes) D: 1. dignitas; 2. iBUYPOWER
2014-10-17 21:16
2 replies
So you think LDLC or Titan whoever is runner up will go out? I think both teams have a high chance of coming out of group B
2014-10-17 22:32
1 reply
LDLC will win ESWC France Titan will fail as usual (DH Stockholm was a fluke) Cloud9 >> Titan easily as never before
2014-10-17 23:15
Good Luck, Virtual Impact :)
2014-10-17 21:19
fallen after ESWC: i'll never play csgo again, csgo sucks, cogu i support you!
2014-10-17 21:22
Group C should be the best group to watch. #GoGPlay
2014-10-17 21:33
3 teams from each group advance? there is lower bracket? someone know?
2014-10-17 21:43
2 replies
#297
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Portugal KSED
Only 2 teams; I don't think so.
2014-10-17 21:57
2 teams. no lower.
2014-10-17 22:04
So, group C features the best team (French winner), NiP (always a contender), two of the three best high seeded teams (HR and CPH Wolves) and the best challenger (Kabum, maybe the Chinese team is better).
2014-10-17 21:55
gl E4us JADA wr r all with you go go go you can do it ;)
2014-10-17 22:05
#307
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Finland ZoqFotPik
very good groups! this will be interesting
2014-10-17 22:29
I like group c
2014-10-17 23:20
GOGO KABUM :DD
2014-10-17 23:25
Prediction group D: Dignitas will have no problems. 3DMAX will upset IBP and win over Mouz. Mouz will take IBP but loose to 3DMAX and Dignitas (Cant remember a victory from mouz over dign even online)
2014-10-17 23:54
GO KABUM, GET READY FRIBURGUER VAI PRA CIMA DELES KABUM!!!
2014-10-18 00:00
RIP Kabum
2014-10-18 00:25
#327
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Poland kRAMERO
Virtus.Pro - NiP - HellRaisers - KaBuM omg !
2014-10-18 01:01
#328
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Greece her-1g
how many teams pass to the next round from each group? 2 or 4?
2014-10-18 01:04
will start dreamteam?
2014-10-18 01:19
group d is so easy compared to the rest, but overall should be really good matches
2014-10-18 01:42
GO Virtual Impact. Good Luck! ;)
2014-10-18 03:01
Group A: Fnatic and Na`Vi should advance with relative ease Group B: C9 will have tough time advancing over VP + LDLC/Titan but I wouldn't put it past them, especially considering that it's BO1 for the group stage Group C will have some heartbreaks Group D: iBP lucked out with arguably the easiest group and should, along with Dig, advance to quarters....
2014-10-18 03:49
GL Virtual Impact! :D
2014-10-18 03:54
#344
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Russia AR4ER
Virtual Impact will take this shit
2014-10-18 07:26
hope to see some of the challenger seeds surprise!
2014-10-18 07:53
1.Fnatic 2.LC EZ
2014-10-18 08:11
NiP, gonna win this. I said the same thing before ESL Cologne, and everyone was making fun of me. ;)
2014-10-18 08:52
very good
2014-10-18 09:18
yea nip on lan is top1 nip online is just dont bet so huge money on them:) Anyway this will be an insane lan
2014-10-18 10:46
Fucking best tournament 2k14
2014-10-18 12:52
1 reply
:)
2014-10-18 14:29
good
2014-10-18 13:07
DZ ez
2014-10-18 13:34
group c so hard gl kabum :D
2014-10-18 15:47
GO GPLAY <3
2014-10-18 16:10
GO KaBuM we believe in you! Good Luck. and HueHueHue BR.
2014-10-18 21:09
#367
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World madman112
A. Fnatic & NaVi B. Virtus Pro& C9 (if Titan is the runner-up) C. LDLC (if they win the French quali) & KaBuM D. Mouz & 3DMAX HLTV confirmed
2014-10-20 01:18
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