MLG X Games Qual. #1 set to start

The first North American Championship qualifier for MLG X Games Aspen will kick off tonight, with 16 teams taking part in the tournament.

Hosted by CEVO, the first of two North American Championship Qualifiers will run from December 15-18 and feature the top eight sides from the first regional open qualifier and eight teams invited by MLG.

Just like its European counterpart, the North American qualifier will use a single-elimination, best-of-three format, with the winning side securing a place at MLG X Games Aspen, from January 23-25.

One of the most interesting aspects about this qualifier is that it will provide fans with the opportunity to see iBUYPOWER and Denial fielding their new rosters after they picked up Sam "DaZeD" Marine and Eric "adreN" Hoag, respectively.

MLG X Games Aspen North American Championship Qualifier #1 Round of 16:

United States iBUYPOWER vs. United States Selfless
United States eLevate vs. United States MASSIVEimpact
United States MouseSpaz vs. United States VexX Gaming eSports
Canada SKDC vs. United States SYOPS
United States Mythic vs. United States Incursion
United States Torqued vs. United States ap mumb
United States LunatiK vs. Canada Les Vipères
United States Denial vs. United States Pure Luck

Below you can find the full schedule of this qualifier:

Monday, December 15:

01:30 - Round of 16

Tuesday, December 16:

01:30 - Quarter-finals

Wednesday, December 17:

01:30 - Semi-finals

Thursday, December 18:

01:30 - Grand final
United States Sam 'DaZeD' Marine
Sam 'DaZeD' Marine
No team
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
No team
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
2014-12-15 19:14
Switzerland F50 
2014-12-15 19:17
plz beat fnatic next time
2014-12-15 19:44
Hope to see more of you guys in the future.
2014-12-15 19:46
For def <3
2014-12-15 21:58
Nice go torqued. Hope to see Hiko :)
2014-12-15 19:16
2014-12-15 19:15
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
gogo torqued!
2014-12-15 19:15
So how many of these will qualify for Aspen?
2014-12-15 19:16
1 (2 qualifiers, 1 from each)
2014-12-15 19:17
What! Just 1???? Denial/Torqued/iBP all are capable to qualify! :O Who's in the 2nd qualifier then?
2014-12-15 19:18
8 teams from this bracket that don't qualify + 8 from pre-qualifier
2014-12-15 19:21
ah! Thanks a lot! :D
2014-12-15 19:22
2014-12-15 19:19
Gogogo torqued
2014-12-15 19:22
gl mspaz
2014-12-15 19:26
no cloud9 no party
2014-12-15 19:30
North America lint 
c9 is invited these are the quals to determine who gets the other open slots
2014-12-15 19:57
mlg 420
2014-12-15 19:31
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
plz be better than ESL fa....s . Real hope yours admins r better ! and we can make bets safely !
2014-12-15 20:00
C9 should be in this. They're entirely undeserving of an a pre-qual invite.
2014-12-15 20:06
Are any NA teams not entirely undeserving of a pre-qual invite?
2014-12-15 20:26
Exactly. That's why C9 shouldn't get to be "special". They're just as sketchy and inconsistent as the rest.
2014-12-15 20:27
True, but it'd look pretty bad if they only invited EU teams to an NA event. I suppose C9 is just the most famous/popular over there?
2014-12-15 20:38
It takes away from the validity somewhat if a country with no genuine superpower gets a pass because one of the teams is a bit more publicly visible than the others. It doesn't much matter to the kind of people that are going to be watching on TV or if they stumble upon it by accident. But CS, along with Quake, have extremely small casual followings. We're going to know that C9 sucks and doesn't belong there based on their lack of merit.
2014-12-15 20:41
I understand whAt youre trying to say, but i think you need to look up what a lot of those words you used actually means. Anyways, no they need a popular NA team to be there for an NA event in irder to have casual NA ca players (a huge market) to watch the games.
2014-12-16 17:44
That's perfectly understood, but it's essentially lying to those casual fans and a disservice to the many, many more hardcore fans that games like CS have. They'd have been better off selling the qualifier as a great big heaping event full of American pride and shit instead of letting C9 limp in and forcing a couple of what are certainly better teams to battle unseen. C9 gets to look like heros when they're the most downtrodden and defeated of any of the top three or four teams NA has. As above, I understand why. But it's just a shitty way to do business.
2014-12-16 17:50
And educate me, since you seem to know better about words and how to use them.
2014-12-16 17:51
Nah just use a dictionary next time. But you said thats a bad way to do business when you just described every reason as to why its a good business move.
2014-12-16 17:55
So help me out, then. And I described who it's bad for. The number of casuals < number of hardcores with CS. They're better off showing us the nitty gritty of things that people like you and I and tens of thousands of other hardcore fans will appreciate than a clean and sanitized version of an untruth.
2014-12-16 17:57
If this was esea or another organisation/lan thats been around for a while, then i would agree with you. But this is the first mlg tournament featuring go. They want to capture the largest audiences possible and show that they are all inclusive in the counterstrike world for their first major tournament, and arguably the largest tournament in NA history for csgo.
2014-12-16 18:02
lol iBP fundie mad because of no invite
2014-12-16 07:19
Couldn't be less arsed. iBP sucks, too.
2014-12-16 07:23
credit to CEVO for (I assume) demo banning a blatant cheater in the pre-qual
2014-12-15 20:33
I heard about this. Anyone have any info about the story?
2014-12-16 17:45
Pure Luck has this ezpz.
2014-12-15 20:56
Gonna see ithrowpower?
2014-12-15 22:06
United Kingdom smoggy:. 
GL torqued.
2014-12-16 00:12
How come only two of these matches on HLTV tho? lol
2014-12-16 01:09
wondering the same..
2014-12-16 02:26
2014-12-16 02:35
Lazy admins :D
2014-12-16 02:38
iBP vs torqued
2014-12-16 02:34
selfless to upset!
2014-12-16 02:34
where are the matches? its dec 15 now and its an hour late... hm... wrong timing? any stream? info on iBP's match?
2014-12-16 02:41
MLG website is streaming, Sapphire vs SYOPS
2014-12-16 04:18
I know that, but ppl want to watch iBP with Hiko :(
2014-12-16 04:48
will the be showing the ibp and denial matches??
2014-12-16 03:13
2014-12-16 03:51
titan should take MLG - kqly back to their roster
2014-12-16 04:12
I just went to the streaming site, I guess they want to stream no name teams over the teams that everyone wants to see. Guess we know why everyone thinks mlg is a joke.
2014-12-16 04:15
MLG is the worst site I've ever tried to navigate. It's total crap. Still trying to find a link for the IBP game.
2014-12-16 04:17
There is not one. They will not stream it because it isn't on csgolounge. That was the answer I got when I asked on stream.
2014-12-16 04:20
wow, elevateVSmassive was amazing that being said, roca best rifler NA, ez win for elevate <3
2014-12-16 07:17
so only 1 team advances in this qualifier? can someone explain the format to me? im a dumb american
2014-12-16 07:40
is there somewhere to watch these games?
2014-12-16 07:56
2014-12-20 21:59
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