Groups for Katowice qualifier

The group draw for the offline qualifier for ESL One Katowice has taken place, with the 16 participants having learned their fate.

From February 14-15, 16 teams from all over the world will lock horns in the offline qualifier for ESL One Katowice, which will take place at the Angelo Hotel, located in the same city as the upcoming major.

The participating teams have been drawn into two groups of eight teams, who will face off in a double-elimination format, similar to the one used in ESL Pro League Winter.

The top four teams from each group will qualify for ESL One Katowice, where they will be joined by the eight finishers from the last major, DreamHack Winter.

Below you can find the draw in full, as well as the timetable of the tournament:

Group A Group B
France Titan United States Cloud9
Norway LGB eSports Denmark dignitas
United States Team Liquid Finland 3DMAX
Poland ex-ESC Gaming Brazil KaBuM.TD
United States CLG Germany mousesports
Ukraine Flipsid3 Tactics Australia Vox Eminor
Denmark Copenhagen Wolves Denmark ESC Gaming
Russia Piter Poland INSHOCK

Tournament schedule:

Saturday, February 14:



11:00
France Titan
vs.
Russia Piter
11:00 Poland ex-ESC vs. United States CLG
12:30 Winners Match 1


13:45 Elimination Match 1


15:00 Norway LGB eSports
vs.
Denmark CPH Wolves
16:30 United States Team Liquid
vs.
Ukraine Flipsid3 Tactics
17:45 Winner Match 2


17:45 Elimination Match 2


19:15 Decider Match 1


20:30 Decider Match 2


Sunday, February 15:
11:00 United States Cloud9 vs. Poland INSHOCK
11:00 Brazil KaBuM.TD vs. Germany mousesports
12:30 Winners Match 1
13:45 Elimination Match 1
15:00 Finland 3DMAX vs. Australia Vox Eminor
16:30 Denmark dignitas vs. Denmark ESC Gaming
17:45 Winners Match 2
17:45 Elimination Match 2
19:15 Decider Match 1
20:30 Decider Match 2
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Titan - LGB - CLG - Flipsid3 Cloud9 - dig - 3DMAX - KaBuM.TD
2015-02-10 20:38
2nd Group hard to guess. Could be KaBuM, 3DMAX, ESC or mouzsports excluding C9 and Dignitas.
2015-02-10 20:41
#63
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Chile Cristoff 
i think the same
2015-02-10 20:42
I want to believe that 3DMAX goes thru but I think C9-Mouz-Dig and Kabum more likely.
2015-02-10 20:50
C9? Bruh are you drunk? Muricants are shit at CS.
2015-02-11 00:39
Then it's a good thing C9 has Canadians too. :p
2015-02-11 02:49
And you have those USA flag and you don't know "Murica" is not only USA?
2015-02-11 03:15
If he wants to refer to North America, he should say NA or at least North 'Murica. I get the inkling that a Canadian person would consider being called a 'Murican an insult.
2015-02-11 22:48
fake flag confirmed
2015-02-12 21:59
Nope.
2015-02-12 22:05
group A, why not Copenhagen Wolves? they are playing really strong
2015-02-10 20:53
#195
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Brazil diixon 
Copenhagen Wolves = ex-myXMG... are not much better than the other teams in my opinion
2015-02-10 21:41
they are like mmm LGB sometimes sorprise us sometimes nope, but they are strongs
2015-02-10 22:00
Old CPW (now Dignitas) was like that. New lineup is weak.
2015-02-11 16:10
Dignitas = CPW.
2015-02-11 17:25
#135
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Australia Turboblaze_  
Vox Eminor, Kabum, Esc, 3DMAX C9 & Mouz arent that good.
2015-02-10 20:58
and vox eminor is rofl
2015-02-10 21:13
#168
Sico | 
New Zealand jscrim 
Oceanic csgo for life
2015-02-10 21:16
A practiced Vox is a lot stronger than an out of form C9. Mouz on the other hand are inconsistent, you never really know how well they are going to perform
2015-02-10 23:09
exackly,did impress last we saw them in cologne(i beleve?)
2015-02-11 10:46
They had really good games vs LDLC which was 16-10 on Inferno and 16-9 vs an inform Dignitas As far as outsiders go, Vox are definitely the next best. Wolf are good, Bravado are good but Vox are definitely better.
2015-02-11 10:49
Vox had a 16-1 vs Titan and a 16-9 vs old Dig at Cologne. Would favor C9 over Vox, but would favor Vox over 3DMax, who are playing without their IGL against a team they don't know.
2015-02-11 16:49
interesting,do not remember the detailed facts but remember them giving an good impression. The question is how consistent they are nowdays thoe
2015-02-12 20:08
#288
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Australia Turboblaze_  
Im sorry, did i see a SKDC in there? Oops i didn't. "and vox eminor is rofl" Fix please - And, Vox Eminor are funny.
2015-02-11 06:30
Group A: Titan, ex-ESC, LGB, Team Liquid Group B: Dignitas, Inshock, Kabum and Mousesports
2015-02-10 21:02
#179
Europe npH 
100% agree
2015-02-10 21:22
I actually find it hilarious how u think flipsid3 will beat liquid and kabum will beat mousesports...
2015-02-11 08:48
CLG won't make it out of groups.
2015-02-12 15:11
niceee
2015-02-10 20:37
nice
2015-02-10 20:38
when?
2015-02-10 20:38
this weekend
2015-02-10 20:52
Saturday ?
2015-02-12 18:35
i didnt know vox eminor was ukraine o_O
2015-02-10 20:38
They are not....
2015-02-10 20:51
#250
aurora | 
Australia omag 
What are you on about? lol
2015-02-10 23:39
How many teams are allowed to pass?
2015-02-10 20:38
8 so 4 from each
2015-02-10 20:39
8
2015-02-10 20:39
Top 4 of each makes it to the main event as far as I know
2015-02-10 20:40
you shall not pass!
2015-02-10 21:11
damn gonna be some good cs to watch!
2015-02-10 20:38
vox eminor ukrainian flag?
2015-02-10 20:38
gg
2015-02-10 20:38
how many teams will proceed to the main event?
2015-02-10 20:38
8
2015-02-10 20:39
#29
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Sweden mrarrogant 
8
2015-02-10 20:39
#49
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Germany ZeroGraviTie 
The first 4 of every group will qualify if i am right .
2015-02-10 20:41
#68
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Andorra KOVALSKII 
8
2015-02-10 20:42
8
2015-02-10 20:44
8
2015-02-10 20:53
#141
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Finland NUCL3AR 
tl;dr ?
2015-02-10 20:59
8
2015-02-10 21:21
32
2015-02-11 17:26
#22
Brazil mth^ 
I think KaBuMs gonna take a spot
2015-02-10 20:39
there are more maps than mirage in the map pool, so no
2015-02-10 21:07
They have improved playing against batter teams :D ps: does Austria have a csgo team? u.u
2015-02-10 21:25
#196
 | 
Brazil diixon 
+1
2015-02-10 21:42
#362
Germany qBY 
Brazil: 200million people Austria: 8million people Also are Austria and Germany almost one country.
2015-02-14 14:55
i remember tuning into tarik's stream and they were playing inferno vs. clg for practice, they were smashing them 16:4.
2015-02-10 22:10
#262
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
And KabuM smashed CLG at nuke too... 16x1.
2015-02-11 00:52
#23
NiKo | 
Israel Ganon 
Where VP FNATIC NIP ??
2015-02-10 20:39
This is qualifier
2015-02-10 20:40
No need to qualify. Because those teams pass the group in previous major tournments.
2015-02-10 20:41
ffs "Groups for Katowice QUALIFIER"
2015-02-10 20:42
gl to all teams
2015-02-10 20:39
A: 1. Flipsid3 f**king tactics 2. LGB 3. CLG 4. Copenhagen Wolves B: 1. 3DMAX 2. KaBuM 3. Cloud9 4. dignitas
2015-02-10 20:39
#44
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Germany Lifant 
Titan?
2015-02-10 20:40
in the ass as usual
2015-02-10 20:43
#77
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Germany Lifant 
KennypEX can beat any team in this qualifier in a 2v5.
2015-02-10 20:44
No they can't.
2015-02-10 21:32
#205
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Germany Lifant 
They made it to the finals of the last tournament i forgot the name off so ye
2015-02-10 21:50
Yeah, the random masters of bo1.
2015-02-10 21:54
Dat hate ... How much?
2015-02-11 07:20
I never bet on Titan because I know that they suck.
2015-02-11 17:06
Well then .. how much did you lose against them? xDDD
2015-02-11 17:18
I loosted nothing against them
2015-02-11 17:55
Well these are BO1
2015-02-11 10:47
Sry, wrong comment to reply to
2015-02-11 17:16
lmaoo u are the worst titan hater
2015-02-10 20:41
puta is ESC now?
2015-02-10 20:39
ya
2015-02-10 20:49
group A predictions ! titan , ex-esc , lgb esports & liquid. for group B : c9 , kabum , dignitas & 3dmax but truelly i hope for vox they can pass :) aussie aussie aussie ^^
2015-02-10 20:39
Vox Eminor ez
2015-02-10 20:41
Питер вилл сурпрайз)
2015-02-10 20:40
#34
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Brazil 1kuNg 
gl KabuM !
2015-02-10 20:40
#35
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Ukraine gungrave 
hm strange groups. A teams >>>>>> B teams imo
2015-02-10 20:40
#57
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Portugal dracø 
+1
2015-02-10 20:41
Vox Eminor ukrainian now? xD
2015-02-10 20:40
Ez for ukrainian Vox eminor :D
2015-02-10 20:40
#42
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Poland Redrumowy 
So puta was picked up by ESC?
2015-02-10 20:40
lol inside rly
2015-02-10 20:41
Maybe just for this qualifier
2015-02-10 21:20
f3 gl
2015-02-10 20:40
Vox Eminor Ukraine, HLTV u drunk?
2015-02-10 20:41
EASY group for c9.. still wont make it out.. =(
2015-02-10 20:41
Who is playing for the new ESC? Damn, no TSM : / Edit: Oh, didn't know TSM already qualified.
2015-02-10 20:44
TSM are already qualified in the main tournament because they made the top 8? or was it 4?
2015-02-10 20:42
#80
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Denmark fyhn 
Last time they lost to NaVi in the quarter finals I believe.
2015-02-10 20:44
Oh, okay. Thanks.
2015-02-10 20:45
#65
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Portugal dracø 
I guess puta was picked up by esc. TSM is already qualified.
2015-02-10 20:42
lol nice troll
2015-02-10 20:42
?
2015-02-10 20:45
TSM is already qualified
2015-02-10 20:42
puta was picked up by esc
2015-02-10 20:45
What the hell? This groups are unbalanced as fuck, group A is so much stronger compared to B...
2015-02-10 20:41
+1 Group A will be hot!
2015-02-10 20:43
wow, group A >>>>>>>>>>> group B by far.. how can they draw those shitty groups like that :o
2015-02-10 20:41
#72
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Portugal dracø 
No seeding used? Group A outskills Group B completely. If they get 4 teams from each group this is going to be seriously unfair.
2015-02-10 20:43
Only me noticing ESC gaming = Puta?
2015-02-10 20:44
^exactly, C9 and dignitas paid to have group like this or wtf... this is a joke for me tbh
2015-02-10 20:44
lel esl making it easy for clown9 cause they know they wouldn't get out group a
2015-02-10 20:44
why not 4 groups? How many teams will go forward after this?
2015-02-10 20:44
#83
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Poland hillock 
4 from each group
2015-02-10 20:45
#85
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Poland hillock 
GO INSHOCK GO GAMERS2!
2015-02-10 20:45
kabum ez
2015-02-10 20:45
#87
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Denmark fyhn 
I'll have to admit that I kinda hope for all the American teams to go through to the main tournament :)
2015-02-10 20:45
I truly believe Kabum can make it =D
2015-02-10 20:45
A - Titan, LGB, CLG/Team Liquid, F3 B - Cloud9, dignitas, KaBum.TD, 3DMAX
2015-02-10 20:46
#160
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Portugal tnyk1ng 
-CLG +wolves -liquid +exESC NA < any
2015-02-10 21:12
lol group A>>>>>>>B will be hard esc to qualify..
2015-02-10 20:47
BO1 or BO3?
2015-02-10 20:47
#95
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Sweden Cabenstone 
How many teams will get to EMS Katovice from this qualifier
2015-02-10 20:47
4 from each group
2015-02-10 20:50
#97
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Portugal maguire 
rip KaBuM A: Titan, LGB, Liquid, ex-ESC B: Cloud9, dignitas, 3DMAX, mousesports
2015-02-10 20:59
#265
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
lol I don't think so. Kabum will be 2nd or at leat 3rd.
2015-02-11 00:55
#100
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United Kingdom messioso 
Should be noted these are 2x 8 team Double Elim brackets, not groups.
2015-02-10 20:50
gropu a death ;d
2015-02-10 20:50
Group A Titan Team Liquid Ex-ESC Wolves Group B Dignitas Cloud9 Mousesports 3DMAX/KABUM
2015-02-10 20:50
titan, cph, liquid, clg c9, dig, mouz, esc
2015-02-10 20:51
lol vox eminor ua team
2015-02-10 20:51
Group A Titan ex-ESC F3 Wolves clg/liquid could do something interesting. Group B c9 mousesports Kabum dignitas/3dmax
2015-02-10 20:52
#110
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Brazil zezau 
gl kabum <3
2015-02-10 20:53
#112
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Romania WOTAN 
Titan , FS3 , LGB , ex-ESC Dignitas, mouz , 3DMAX , Clown9
2015-02-10 20:53
Flipsid3 top1 ez
2015-02-10 20:53
#116
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
Group 1 - Titan, flipside, LGB, CPH Wolves Group 2 - Kabum, Dignitas, 3DMAX, Mousesports. 100% guaranteed and confirmed. Although almost any of these teams could surprise and make it through, apart from IN SHOCK and Piter (sorry folks).
2015-02-10 20:53
i'd say -cph wolves +ex esc but okay, i think they will not go for qualis without participating in home country major :P also -allumax3D +C9
2015-02-11 01:25
A Titan/LGB/Flipside/Cph Volves B Dignitas/Kaboom/INSHOCK/mousesports Liquid/clg are noobs with no exp and c9 without hiko can suck balls (no murica in Katowice 2015) 3dmax without natu may crumble unless pub godz are with them ex-ESC is over rated and they will suck as well
2015-02-10 20:54
ez for lgb
2015-02-10 20:54
#120
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Israel selukvey 
ESC GAMING = PUTA?
2015-02-10 20:54
yeah i think
2015-02-10 20:54
titan, exESC, F3 and LGB c9, dignitas, mousesports and ESC
2015-02-10 20:54
Group B ez for c9
2015-02-10 20:54
its lan?
2015-02-10 20:55
#154
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Chile Cristoff 
yep
2015-02-10 21:08
Group a: titan lgb fsid3 clg/cph.w Group b: dignitas ESC Gaming (puta) Kabum c9 *mouz dont play on lan :D glhf kabum
2015-02-10 21:10
WTH group A is so stacked compared to group B, seriously 7/8 teams on A would probably advance through B and even piter could cause upsets since most of the teams on B are quite inconsistent.
2015-02-10 20:55
my predictions group 1 - Titan, LGB, ex-ESC, CLG group 2 - dignitas, INSHOCK, mouz, 3DMAX
2015-02-10 20:56
#128
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Brazil 1kuNg 
esl-one.com/csgo/katowice-2015/qualifier.. here for the matchups first match for kabum will be against mouz :(
2015-02-10 20:56
#129
zet | 
North America RosT- 
esc DANISH? ROFLED.
2015-02-10 20:56
Titan and Dignitas on top in both groups.
2015-02-10 20:56
#131
Twistzz | 
Russia mcs#  
F3, Titan, exESC, CLG c9, dignitas, 3dmax, ESC
2015-02-10 20:57
3dmac has actually chance! :P
2015-02-10 20:57
wtf? Group A is much tougher than group B imo.. except "Piter", every team can beat eachother in group A
2015-02-10 20:58
Group A: -Titan -ex-ESC -CLG -LGB Group B: -Dignitas -Cloud 9 -3dmax/mouz/Esc/inshock
2015-02-10 20:58
Top four of each group moves on and they all play each other once?
2015-02-10 20:58
bo1 or bo3?
2015-02-10 20:58
bo1
2015-02-10 21:11
#139
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Finland coswell 
Puta seek organisation > KAtowice groups announced > "ESC Gaming" Wheres the poop hltv, wheres the poop?? I meant wheres the news.
2015-02-10 20:58
What ? Group A is 10 X harder ! Every matched team in group a is way stronger (except for few ones) than the B team ... How could they do that ?
2015-02-10 20:59
#142
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Finland NUCL3AR 
3DMAX!!!
2015-02-10 21:00
Looks like Puta is ESC now...?
2015-02-10 21:01
#144
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Finland coswell 
Im gonna say: Group A Titan, ex-ESC, Flipsid3, LGB Group B Dignitas, 3DMax, ESC, Cloud9/KabuM GLHF YA'LL
2015-02-10 21:01
I was hoping to see Vox eminor stepping it up, they played quite well the last events. No really big wins, but put up a somewhat decent fight against some top teams. I'm gonna predict a close game for 3DMax and Vox :D
2015-02-10 21:02
Thankyou! Everyone seems to be counting out Vox already, but they have a decent chance to qualify, especially considering the group they're in :D
2015-02-11 05:08
RIP KABUM
2015-02-10 21:02
Group A Titan CLG Liquid Flipsid3 Group B Cloud9 dig mouz KaBuM/3DMAX
2015-02-10 21:03
I think you're a little NA happy, even though I would love to see 3 NA teams go through I don't think it will happen
2015-02-10 21:16
-Liquid +LGB, but if CLG & Cloud9 doesn't make it through, I'll be surprised!
2015-02-10 21:19
i'd love to see vox taking a slot
2015-02-10 21:04
fuck yeaaaaaah boy!
2015-02-11 05:08
rip ESC
2015-02-10 21:04
No valentines day plans for these guys ?
2015-02-10 21:07
Obviously had to drop them for a chance of making in excess of $50k.
2015-02-10 21:33
good point.. thuglife
2015-02-10 21:58
gl Piter!
2015-02-10 21:08
#161
xeta | 
Korea minixeta 
KaBuM x Mousesports HAHAHAHAHAHA KaBuM's revenge!
2015-02-10 21:13
PUTA = ESC GAMING DAFUQ.
2015-02-10 21:13
Only for the qualifiers i guess, as they were searching for a oraganization to help them attend the qualifiers.
2015-02-10 21:25
Titan, Liquid, CLG, LGB C9, Dignitas, Kabum, Mouz
2015-02-10 21:14
#165
NEO | 
Poland buciooo 
GoGo Inshock and ex-ESC! GL
2015-02-10 21:15
nice draw for kabum
2015-02-10 21:16
#170
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Argentina EnvyJ 
mouz or kabum? a hard one
2015-02-10 21:18
PUTA ESC??
2015-02-10 21:18
What I hope for Group 1: - Titan - LGB - CLG - Liquid Group 2: - C9 - Kabum - Vox - 3DMax
2015-02-10 21:20
Easy kabum...
2015-02-10 21:20
why there is not nip ldlc vp ... ?
2015-02-10 21:20
already qualified
2015-02-10 21:25
okaaayy ty^^
2015-02-10 21:46
clg lineup?
2015-02-10 21:20
i dont get the system. titan, clg, ex-esc and piter wont play against any of the other 4 teams in group a??? so why are there only 2 groups and not 4???
2015-02-10 21:22
yeah, its just as i said. it should be 4 groups, coz the top part of the bracket is never gonna play against the lower part.
2015-02-10 22:04
Group 1: - Titan - LGB - CLG - Liquid Group 2: - C9 - Kabum - Vox - 3DMax
2015-02-10 21:24
Titan-LGB-exESC-FlipSid3 KaBuM-INSHOCK-digniras-C9
2015-02-10 21:30
danish esc lineup??
2015-02-10 21:32
BO1's to decide teams that go to a 250.000 tournament. What a fucking joke.
2015-02-10 21:33
Group Death group of A
2015-02-10 21:39
group a= titan, liqiud, clg, flipside. group b= kabum, c9, dignitas, mousports gotta root for anerican teams even if bad
2015-02-10 21:40
Is it me or group A looks much tougher?
2015-02-10 21:42
Group A: - Titan - LGB - Copenhagen Wolves - CLG Group B: - 3DMax - KaBuM - dignitas - Cloud 9
2015-02-10 21:43
mouz is in a bad shape?
2015-02-10 22:09
all bo3
2015-02-10 21:48
if c9 fuck this one up, it's time to give up
2015-02-10 21:50
dumbest format ever?
2015-02-10 21:54
#214
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Austria db42 
not rly good teams go through shit teams go home (rip mouz)
2015-02-10 22:03
#208
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Brazil Collee 
So, Brazil vs Germany Hmmmmm, eezy peezy maj friend 16-1 inc
2015-02-10 21:55
Better be quiet..
2015-02-10 22:27
#211
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Austria db42 
mouz and C9 to fail so hard they'll get kicked off their orgs.
2015-02-10 22:00
#213
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Netherlands Nieroth 
Funny how people think that kabum and especially Vox are better then a team like Mouz.
2015-02-10 22:03
mouz are pretty notorious for choking bad at big events and qualifiers
2015-02-10 22:50
#215
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Austria db42 
will the group placements here have any affection on seeding for the main tournament's groups?
2015-02-10 22:04
#219
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
this is really interesting moment, i think ESL will seed old 8 teams above any qualified ones, and if so we might have really stacked groups of death with for example titan, c9, fnatic, vp while penta hr 3dmax, f3 in other
2015-02-10 22:07
BO1 or BO3 series?
2015-02-10 22:04
#217
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
1
2015-02-10 22:04
i hope mouz and kabum can finally go to a major
2015-02-10 22:13
imagine no NA teams at katowice major :>>>
2015-02-10 22:14
#226
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
if they don't pass these ez groups they don't deserve it, obviously
2015-02-10 22:17
Fuck yes 3dmax just won the lottery
2015-02-10 22:25
#230
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Brazil Dubaldo 
How many maps can each team veto?
2015-02-10 22:28
One map vetoed should be enough against Kabum
2015-02-10 22:51
#231
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Brazil akak1 
ESC lineup?
2015-02-10 22:41
kabum won't make it IMO c9, dig, 3dmax, mouz
2015-02-10 22:48
gl 2 liquid & nitr0
2015-02-10 22:49
#236
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Greece her-1g 
titan, LGB, flipsid3, Liquid and kabum, mouz, 3DMAX, dignitas. i dont believe that c9 will progress
2015-02-10 22:55
Honestly I'm happy, because Cloud9 can easily advance out of group b, but what the fuck was this draw? Group A is a completely different tier than group B. Group A: Titan, LGB, Liquid, CPW, though I really wouldn't be incredibly surprised to see Titan totally drop the ball and not qualify. Group B: Cloud9, Dignitas, KaBuM, 3DMax, though Vox might be able to surprise and qualify.
2015-02-10 22:55
Titan are LAN gods though, they're always better on LAN than online. 3DMAX also have huge potential and perform well on LAN. Dignitas and C9 will be the ones to watch though, both have potential but we have no idea how they'll perform
2015-02-10 23:12
Your prediction for group A is impossible since LGB, Liquid and CPH are in the same bracket and only 2 of them can advance.
2015-02-11 02:05
Im going be 100. I dont think C9 would make it out. They do not put in the number of work that other team do on a daily basic.
2015-02-10 22:55
There is absolutely no way English is your native language.
2015-02-11 00:09
Yes, English is my first language. But I was not trying to write a proper sentence over the internet but I'll do better next time.
2015-02-11 04:10
what, no bravado? l0l0l
2015-02-10 23:05
Where is NiP and fnatic?
2015-02-10 23:07
#241
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Australia TotalEclipse 
Wish it wasn't such a shit bo1 format.
2015-02-10 23:07
KaBuM won't make it unless its mirage, mirage, mirage, mirage & mirage
2015-02-10 23:17
VP ez
2015-02-10 23:17
people rly think C9 will qualify? HAHA WHAT A JOKE
2015-02-10 23:18
#248
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Denmark b0ychild 
I dont understand that system... Is there any chance that both ESC and Dignitas can go to finals?
2015-02-10 23:23
#251
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
ye but wont happen
2015-02-10 23:40
There can be, only one!
2015-02-10 23:51
Yes, of course. For example : ESC lose to Dignitas, win Elimination Match 2 and Decider Match 2.
2015-02-11 02:44
ESC Gaming with Danish flag???
2015-02-11 00:00
#256
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Maldives IFK 
"puta" playing as ESC
2015-02-11 00:31
Seems like ESC Gaming picked up puta
2015-02-11 00:41
Titan - Flipsid3 - dignitas - LGB CLG - Copenhagen Wolves - Cloud9 - 3DMAX GL :)
2015-02-11 00:33
wow so the teams travel all the way to Poland just for the qualifier? feel sorry for the NA teams, thats a lot of money.
2015-02-11 00:38
i think that travels and hotels are paid by Valve
2015-02-11 12:54
bo1???????? LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL ESL
2015-02-11 00:38
I doubt any NA team is going to do well.
2015-02-11 00:55
#266
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Brazil vicTHOR 
go kabum!
2015-02-11 00:56
#268
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Argentina Bombtrack 
gl kabum lixo!
2015-02-11 01:35
#KaBuMRoadToKatowice!
2015-02-11 01:40
love how many argentinos are cheering for KABUM adoro boludos jajaj
2015-02-11 01:57
mouz is a way way way more experienced team than KaBuM not sure about raw skill it will be a hard match for us
2015-02-11 02:08
KaBuM got an easy group from group A, Titan, F3 and ex-ESC > KaBuM=CLG from group B only dig that i'm sure it's better than KaBuM, every other match is pretty winnable
2015-02-11 02:27
#304
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
dignitas is very inconsistent(losing to mouz, ex-esc and puta(current esc), kabum got decent chances vs them :)
2015-02-11 10:41
I'm interested to see KaBuM vs Cloud9 and see who can win a rematch (I'm assuming C9 won't let KaBuM go to Mirage or Inferno, two maps that rely greatly on smoke executes). Will be mostly aim battles, I think. I actually don't think Dig is better than KaBuM or Cloud9 though. I would say they'll advance still, but KaBuM, Cloud9, and Dignitas are pretty even imo. KaBuM will win on any map with smoke executes, however, hands down.
2015-02-11 15:22
group B so easy Vox and INSHOCK ez meat, 3DMAX going without their IGL (natu)
2015-02-11 02:42
I honestly think Vox has the potential to surprise. I remember them at Cologne, and they really weren't bad. Just got the worst group possible (old C9, Titan and old Dignitas)
2015-02-11 15:23
They didn't really do anything in EMS One Katowice before than and they lost to Tier 3 EU teams at LAN and failed to qualify for DHW 2013 even before that. Here, their first game is against 3DMAX and second game against ESC/Dignitas. The chances of them winning a either game are slim to none.
2015-02-11 15:39
Vox was at Cologne, not Katowice, weren't they? I remember them giving Dignitas a solid match on Dust_II (16-9 was final score), even though they did get demolished by Titan on Nuke. The main thing is 3DMax is playing without their IGL and really doesn't know how Vox plays, whereas I'm sure Vox has found numerous demos of 3DMax on every map. I'd actually favor Vox over 3DMax because natu isn't going. I think they would need to get lucky to take out Dignitas at the qualifiers, but against ESC they could get lucky.
2015-02-11 15:45
They were at Katowice and Cologne both. At Katowice they lost to old LDLC and the danish team consisting pimp, MSL and co. They were at DHW 2013 LAN qualifier too, where they lost to a Scandinavian mix team. Honestly, I don't want to see them fail, just like Kabum, because both of them are coming from so far off and it's really hard for them. But the current evidence we have suggests that Vox are barely Tier 3 EU level and they would be underdogs against every single team in the group except maybe INSHOCK.
2015-02-11 16:13
RIP Piter
2015-02-11 02:48
Might be drops for this
2015-02-11 03:32
dat timing :( no exESC from now exGirlfriends incoming
2015-02-11 04:07
Is this actually 4 groups "GSL style" or there will be "crossed brackets" on losers?
2015-02-11 04:22
ESL Pro League format with bo1 matches
2015-02-11 08:13
Crossed on decider match then. TY
2015-02-11 21:07
2015-02-11 04:38
i think theese teams will qualify: group A titan, ex esc, c.wolves, flipside group B cloud9, kabum, dignitas, 3dmax
2015-02-11 04:59
#289
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Russia S1naRk 
i think : group A : Titan , CLG , Copenhagen Wolves , ex-ESC Gaming Group B : Cloud9 dignitas , mousesports , KaBuM.TD
2015-02-11 06:33
is the whole qualifier in BEST OF ONE MODUS? O_O
2015-02-11 08:04
did you even read this article? yes, it will be bo1
2015-02-11 08:12
Titan LGB ex-ESC FlipSid3 dignitas Cloud9 3DMAX mouz
2015-02-11 08:06
BO1 is ridiculous. W T F
2015-02-11 08:21
it's normal? there won't be any play-offs so it's like a normal group stage - double elimination format.
2015-02-11 08:59
Where is virtus pro? Say to me please.
2015-02-11 09:17
Virtus got banned by valve for match fixing
2015-02-11 09:53
#301
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Poland metal_cs 
Group A Titan LGB eSports ex-ESC Gaming f3 Group B Cloud9 KabuM.TD INSHOCK mousesports
2015-02-11 09:59
Vox Eminor Have A Chance
2015-02-11 10:11
#303
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
no
2015-02-11 10:38
A - Titan, LGB, FlipSid3, CLG or Liquid (don't know whose american are better) B - KaBuM, dignitas, 3DMAX, C9
2015-02-11 12:11
GO GO PUTA & LGB
2015-02-11 13:23
Never KaBuM
2015-02-11 15:24
KaBuM will qualify because of the weak teams in Group B, as will Cloud9. New Dignitas and ESC are favorites as well. Wouldn't be surprised to see Vox upset, but a 3DMax upset would definitely surprise me
2015-02-11 15:47
new ESC are favorites? wtf, man. look at their results please.
2015-02-11 17:52
Meant old ESC, my bad. Got mixed up, having a team named ex-ESC and ESC threw me off. Meant just new Dig as the other favorite, with 3DMax having a real chance to be upset by Vox
2015-02-11 18:36
You will see.. KaBuM will not qualify..
2015-02-12 19:04
I'd like to know if I can watch all these matches by stream.
2015-02-11 16:05
why no swedish teams?
2015-02-11 16:44
oh. this is qualification. sry for stupid question
2015-02-11 16:45
#329
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
yes my friend, qualification, and as we know there are no bad swedes in cs, every swede already in katowice
2015-02-11 17:17
Group A is ten times harder, like how was this drawn lol...Cloud9 lucky again
2015-02-11 16:51
where are the good teams?!
2015-02-11 17:20
Titan ex-ESC LGB flipsid3 Cloud9 mousesports 3dmax dignitas this is the truth. but groups are messed up and whoever did the seeding should be fired. if it's random, that's even worse. it's not too late to set things straight, esl.
2015-02-11 17:51
#339
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Brazil woody77 
It's a joke the format of this championship, BO1 worth rating for the biggest championship of the year, many surprises will happen, the right would be BO3 to the best teams pass, #GLKABUM
2015-02-11 19:05
#344
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Australia TotalEclipse 
Agreed. Lose two bo1's and you're eliminated, so sad :(
2015-02-12 08:57
#347
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Finland WhenItsJust 
Vox has better chance in bo1 :D
2015-02-12 15:06
#351
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Australia TotalEclipse 
Yes probably, but I know I'd personally prefer to see them play more maps and have the better team advance than leave it down to a single map.
2015-02-12 17:22
jogos bom pra kabum !
2015-02-11 20:29
I think it will be G2/F3 to take the last spot.
2015-02-11 21:52
#345
s1mple | 
Turkey Hemta1 
Titan vs. Piter? 16-0 incoming? xD
2015-02-12 12:05
where is NaVi?
2015-02-12 13:26
holy fuck, kaboom has a chance to make it to finals...
2015-02-12 15:09
VoX PLEEEEASE :D
2015-02-12 23:34
Ez for titan
2015-02-12 23:52
Vox better do something good
2015-02-13 00:03
#360
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Pakistan W. 
will all matches be bo1?
2015-02-13 17:33
Group A: Titan, LGB eSports, Flipsid3 Tactics and Copenhagen Wolves. Group B: Dignitas, KaBuM.TD, Mousesports and 3DMAX.
2015-02-13 23:30
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