Kinguin, LGB, CLG to ESWC

MIRAA
June 17th, 2015 17:48

The ESWC organisers have announced the last three teams to receive invitations to the upcoming world finals.

Last week, ESWC was dealt two blows in a matter of days as both the Central European and the Nordic qualifiers were called off, forcing the event organisers to open an application process for two more slots in the $75,000 tournament. 

It has now been revealed that those two places will be filled by LGB eSports and Team Kinguin, both of whom crashed out of DreamHack Open Summer in the group stage without a single victory.


Team Kinguin to attend ESWC finals 

Meanwhile, the ESWC organising comittee has decided that the worldwide application slot will go to CLG, who will be the fourth North American team at the event, alongside Team Liquid, Cloud9 and the winner of the Canadian qualifier, which will be held on July 5.

The list of participants for ESWC 2015, taking place from July 9-12 in Montreal, currently looks as follows:

Sweden fnatic Sweden NiP
CIS Na`Vi France EnVyUs
Brazil Keyd Stars Australia ex-Vox Eminor
United States Team Liquid South Africa Bravado Gaming
China QeeYou United States Cloud9
Europe Team Kinguin Norway LGB eSports
United States CLG France ESWC France winner
Canada ESWC Canada winner CIS ESWC CIS winner
#2
Sweden erqqi 
noice
2015-06-17 17:49
n1
2015-06-17 17:49
75k d be nice but in europe. it is too low with top teams to bother with transatlantic travel in both sides. No top 2 TSM and VP = no fun, no prestigue. barely a t3 event.
2015-06-17 18:44
#144
NEO | 
Poland LGf 
lol like they gonna win anyway lol, they go to tournaments only to show yourself and their sponsors
2015-06-17 18:49
yeah bro, no TSM no VP no party. but well, if all top teams attend EVERY lan its going to get boring fast so i guess its fine this time.
2015-06-17 18:53
why do you mention vp lol.. there is 4 teams there better then vp :D
2015-06-17 18:59
well tbh vp is fun to watch when they on fire ( the virtus plow ).
2015-06-17 20:35
sure but thats pretty rare anyway, when is the last timt we saw that besides esea lan :D
2015-06-17 20:43
#157
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Russia Dmitrii1992 
vp top2? HAHA
2015-06-17 18:56
i know vp>tsm but in general tsm won more than vp recently
2015-06-17 19:08
IIRC there is another 75k for travel support
2015-06-17 18:59
so excited
2015-06-17 17:49
ESWC Canada winner = Keyd Stars. #iBelieve Sorry for reply
2015-06-17 21:40
ez for tarik
2015-06-17 17:49
yes
2015-06-17 17:49
#7
Slovenia syk3s 
sweet
2015-06-17 17:49
#8
World vinxx 
Bravado to win
2015-06-17 17:49
Kappa
2015-06-17 19:04
kinguin hype
2015-06-17 17:49
kinguin will be rekted in groups
2015-06-17 18:00
kinguin hype
2015-06-17 18:06
Still better than any of the Danish teams.
2015-06-17 18:37
In your dreams right?
2015-06-17 18:42
No Danish teams are participating this tournament, so how could they do it worse than the Danish teams?
2015-06-18 15:47
lol
2015-06-17 18:54
TSM? Nr 2 in the world? wut mate
2015-06-17 18:59
nr 1 ;_;
2015-06-17 19:29
#183
RapeN | 
United States lybrel 
You don't get it, do you? Literally 0% chance a Danish team wins this event
2015-06-17 19:34
are you retarded or what? Do you see TSM in that list?
2015-06-17 19:47
Are u? he doesn't say anything about the list, he just stated that Kinguin is better than any danish teams. Retard
2015-06-17 19:55
Actually, you said kinguin will be rekt in groups, and as you can see he said "still better than any of the Danish teams". You got it now?
2015-06-17 20:27
2nd
2015-06-17 17:49
nt maniac
2015-06-17 18:27
It's Solek, Maniac would have been closer to 2nd.
2015-06-17 18:40
Kinguin to go out in groups, NT ANYWAY ROLFE!XD edit: ex-Vox eminor gonna top3
2015-06-17 17:50
NOT 1st
2015-06-17 17:50
TSM ? Are they scared for fnatic?
2015-06-17 17:50
Did TSM, Titan, Virtus turn them down?
2015-06-17 17:50
#31
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Poland matblo 
Taz is getting married, so yeah VP turn them down
2015-06-17 17:53
Titan Will probably qualify via the french master
2015-06-17 18:02
#100
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World bigb1rd 
CajunB from TSM is getting married to taz so yeah TSM are out
2015-06-17 18:14
+1
2015-06-17 18:21
ahahhahahhahah
2015-06-17 21:05
Titan disn't get invite , have to qualify
2015-06-17 21:03
#16
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Europe bratu6ka 
go kg
2015-06-17 17:50
GO LGB!!
2015-06-17 17:50
lol LGB? 203203203 teams better than them. Asia team should got invite.
2015-06-17 17:50
>Asia team should got invite. CSO teams for sure.
2015-06-17 17:59
project_kr would rek them without playing CS:GO AHAH
2015-06-17 18:07
TSM? Titan and VP?
2015-06-17 17:50
Declined School exams
2015-06-17 18:51
ez for envy
2015-06-17 17:50
Ex-VoxEminor please :(
2015-06-17 17:50
Add Skyred from Vietnam please.
2015-06-17 17:51
nice comp, lots of different nations!
2015-06-17 17:52
#25
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Sweden elan108 
kinguin roflmao
2015-06-17 17:52
too stronk for dennis
2015-06-17 17:56
Good lists of teams, cant wait to hear ex-Vox sponsor
2015-06-17 17:52
#27
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Russia r4jkkYNWA 
ez 4 QeeYou
2015-06-17 17:52
+1337
2015-06-19 10:37
lol why? they're fucking terrible
2015-06-17 17:52
go NiP, but fnatic is impossible hahaha
2015-06-17 17:53
Where is Titan, TSM and Virtus Pro?
2015-06-17 17:53
#37
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CIS Merlas_mtk 
Taz is getting married in the same time
2015-06-17 17:54
TSM was replaced for NAVI But where is Titan?
2015-06-17 18:03
french qualifier?
2015-06-17 18:08
Titan got no invite, have to qualify
2015-06-17 21:04
But he isn't in french qualifier
2015-06-17 21:09
#32
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United Kingdom Swannaz 
LGB.F should go instead of the male team
2015-06-17 17:53
Why?
2015-06-17 18:41
#133
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United Kingdom Swannaz 
Because twitch chat would be insane lel
2015-06-17 18:43
Haha true
2015-06-17 18:45
LGB.F will go to the female ESWC tho :)
2015-06-17 19:27
#186
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United Kingdom Swannaz 
Indeed they will
2015-06-17 19:45
#35
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Finland Jonzu95 
I'm guessing Titan, Mousesports & VP to take the last spots.
2015-06-17 17:54
Taz is getting married so they turned it down
2015-06-17 17:59
tsm vp???
2015-06-17 17:54
#39
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Sweden TDK Em1L 
eezzzz 4 QeeYou
2015-06-17 17:55
FUCK YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
2015-06-17 17:55
+1 ;)
2015-06-17 18:48
#41
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Poland Dilbert 
fnatic ez... sad but true ;d
2015-06-17 17:55
#42
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Russia Drinkins 
I begin to hate Kinguin. They did not deserve such privileges. Bad online results, very bad lan results...
2015-06-17 17:55
WHAT?!!??! Bad online results? Beat VP 2-0, lost to TSM 1-2 in a very close match and lost 0-2 to nV in two very close maps (16-13 x2 smth). They're beating everyone in pracc like they said themselves and online without pressure they can beat most teams too. Please shut up unless you've educated yourself.
2015-06-17 17:57
#77
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Russia Drinkins 
+ rektet by G2, rekted by Sweden casual mix, rekted by Acer. Praccs? Type more: they are best in matchmaking. LOL. Plus Zeus from Na`Vi said completely different about Kinguin on pracc.
2015-06-17 18:02
#81
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Russia Drinkins 
In general, there are at least 3-4 teams that deserve more this invite. But it`s all about marketing.
2015-06-17 18:04
me, two friends of mine and two random russki mm players can rekt vp 2-0 in an absolutely meaningless onlinegame. does this get inside ur head: VP SUCKS ONLINE AND THEY DONT GIVE A FUCK. ask anyone. i wanna see kinguin get more than 15 rounds in a big lan bo3 against VP.
2015-06-17 18:06
Not sure if you're serious or trolling. Cause in the latter case you forgot kappa. It doesn't matter if VP suck online. Fact is that they'll kick your asses sideways when it comes down to winning the big bucks. Last time I checked it was VP that won $70.000 at ESEA S18 and not you + two friends + two random russki mm players. Fact is also that Kinguin beat these big-buck-winners 2-0. And that is just a few weeks after the team was formed. Which proves that they definitely deserve to be taken serious as an upcoming team that has a lot of potential.
2015-06-17 18:55
vp was beaten by all kinds of sucker teams in online games. especially in showmatches or leagues that are not qualifiers for any big lans. i know vp is good on the big stage playing for the big bucks. i said that. but online they suck. aks anyone, it goes back to 1.6. taz and neos teams were always 300% better on lan, especially on big lans. all i need people to do is stop saying that kinguin beat vp omfg!!!! better than vp huuuuuui next fnatic incoming!!!! nah man, it was just a stupid online game that nobody gave a crap about.
2015-06-17 20:14
How is this good results? 1 win and bunch of losses - including to tier6 teams.
2015-06-17 18:43
VP is known for their stupid losses against tier5 teams. especially in online. "they're beating everyone in pracc" I LOLD SO HARD because noone's giving shit about them and probably trying some new strats against those bots.
2015-06-17 18:46
How can you even use that as an argument, LOL. "Lost twice, won once against a good team, I won't include other results, because they're bad against bad teams."
2015-06-18 01:28
Hey how about we pick kinguin over VP
2015-06-17 17:55
#45
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CIS Merlas_mtk 
Taz is getting married in the same time
2015-06-17 17:56
Well they were supposed to go to the offline qualifier
2015-06-17 18:03
ez4forestw0w
2015-06-17 17:55
I would rather see LG than clg since they seem to have more potential, but either way I hope they do well
2015-06-17 17:56
#101
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World bigb1rd 
Agreed, lum are the better team at the moment imo.
2015-06-17 18:16
fuck yeah!!! let's go Kinguin)
2015-06-17 17:56
#49
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Poland cropyeee 
Why did they invite kinguin? What have they already achieved? NOTHING
2015-06-17 17:56
A lot of teams can't play, like VP because Taz is getting married. They invited Kinguin because events are about revenue for the organizer and Kinguin gives the most viewers because they're an exciting team. They're also clearly better than VP (2-0) and play close with all teams online, they just need to get rid of lan nerves.
2015-06-17 17:58
#85
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Poland cropyeee 
Maybe you are right. Let's see what they will show us on the tournament.
2015-06-17 18:06
lets make a list about dumbest hltv users. ill start: #1 KRiMZMeister
2015-06-17 18:08
i think you are dumber actually
2015-06-17 18:32
#2 Mizumi
2015-06-17 18:34
can confirm +1
2015-06-17 18:44
Such great response, much wow arguments. I applaud to you, Sir. Although KRIMZMeister has an excellent explanation, your counter-argument just blows it away. Kappa.
2015-06-17 18:51
"They're also clearly better than VP (2-0)" aha. see the other response i gave u. a dumb comment like that doesnt deserve any counter arguments and anyone who is not braindead sees that.
2015-06-17 20:16
embrace rekt kinguin 16-1 ? They better than VP as well ? and deserve an invite? Jesus dumb kids deciding who is better based on 1 matchup...
2015-06-17 18:38
yes they deserve it that's obvisous omg do you even know what cs is?
2015-06-17 19:02
kurwa kurwa kurwa? kurwa kurwa mac
2015-06-17 18:00
#50
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Germany Chris Walker 
why no mouz ;(
2015-06-17 17:57
CLG WTF
2015-06-17 17:57
interesting
2015-06-17 17:58
I wonder how much Kinguin payed for that spot.
2015-06-17 17:58
Nothing. Events are about revenue for the organizer and Kinguin provides the most viewers out of all times right now.
2015-06-17 17:59
Naaah they for sure bribed someone KAPPA
2015-06-17 20:06
#56
South Africa xin. 
bravado hype train booooyyys
2015-06-17 17:58
KINGUIN HYPE
2015-06-17 17:58
#60
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Spain akproxx 
tsm?
2015-06-17 17:58
#102
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World bigb1rd 
taz is getting married at the same time
2015-06-17 18:16
taz is not in TSM
2015-06-17 18:37
Exams
2015-06-17 18:53
sweet see you guys there :)
2015-06-17 17:59
Bravado is going to be by far the worst team there..the Chinese team is a lot better and the rest is just one tier higher anyway. Good lineup anyway.
2015-06-17 17:59
C....L....G......W...T....F
2015-06-17 18:00
Events are about revenue for the organizer and Kinguin provides the most viewers out of all times right now. In turn that yields the most revenue.
2015-06-17 18:01
-Bravado +Kinguin
2015-06-17 18:01
4 NA teams, nice! Tempo Storm or mOE's pug team is going to qualify through the Canada spot for sure
2015-06-17 18:01
yeah, itll be so exciting to see all of them get crushed by good to mediocre EU teams once more!
2015-06-17 18:09
They'll probably get crushed by gplay or the chinese teams :)
2015-06-17 18:36
#82
Brazil cagu 
-steel +fnx !!!
2015-06-17 18:05
CLG with the big bucks to get in to another event they'll crash out in.
2015-06-17 18:05
What a sick tourney tho :) Shame VP and TSM apparently couldn't make it.
2015-06-17 18:05
#90
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Austria db42 
nice, finally a team with not so many shit teams but all top teams -tsm -vp
2015-06-17 18:07
I really hope that they don't screw up the groups
2015-06-17 18:12
Where the fck is top1 team? I mean TSM
2015-06-17 18:13
Didn't they have exams or something?
2015-06-17 18:17
#106
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World bigb1rd 
taz is getting married at the same time
2015-06-17 18:17
+titan +tempo storm +f3
2015-06-17 18:13
GG
2015-06-17 18:14
#103
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Finland kappaboi 
no dignitas? :(
2015-06-17 18:16
#104
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Yugoslavia ToBeHonest 
kinguin hype ! cmon cmon
2015-06-17 18:16
No German team?
2015-06-17 18:18
#108
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Reunion m0thman 
This tournament should have a bigger prize pot after all this hype and news drama. Like... how many teams are competing?
2015-06-17 18:18
ESWC is held every year since more than a decade. There is no "hype",its a tournament for most countries...ESWC inviting stupid teams for publicity,kinguin probably paid them a shitload of money.
2015-06-17 18:34
"kinguin probably paid them a shitload of money" thats also very stupid to say that as it's not true at all. nobody paid to be invited...
2015-06-17 19:06
sure.because you know it all right?
2015-06-17 19:21
Yes, i work for ESWC :)
2015-06-17 19:32
clg instead of titan? yeah.. cuz we needed 4 NA teams -.-
2015-06-17 18:18
"ESWC France Winner" aka Titan
2015-06-17 18:24
Titan will qualify 100% in eswc france, if they don't then they wouldn't deserve to attend either way
2015-06-17 18:53
^^this
2015-06-17 20:12
I guess the good teams didnt want to go so they had to go to bottomfeeders like these.
2015-06-17 18:18
if LGB are going with that shit lineup they should not go form the first place .
2015-06-17 18:20
Where is Gamers2 ? They better than Kinguin
2015-06-17 18:21
rofl CLG
2015-06-17 18:24
it should have been lg, keyd, elevate, or pretty much any other team really.
2015-06-17 18:42
CLG has the organization.
2015-06-17 20:40
But not the ability to compete internationally.
2015-06-17 21:13
None of the teams you listed can (exception of Keyd but they're already going) so might as well pick the team with the largest organization for the viewers.
2015-06-18 13:14
Fair enough.
2015-06-18 18:50
keyd is already invited...
2015-06-17 22:25
derp
2015-06-17 22:27
Fucking publicity stunt...CLG and KINGUIN seriously ?
2015-06-17 18:33
Kinguin doesn't deserve for slot...
2015-06-17 18:37
kinguin will get out of group
2015-06-17 18:41
Looks like a decent International selection of teams. I like it a lot. Cool to see more than just the same ole teams.
2015-06-17 18:44
Except,CLG and Kinguin probably bought their way in. They clubbed asia and Australia together and gave them only 2 slots. Last year's event was a million times better.
2015-06-17 18:54
Can you be more salty ? Or do you have to post 10000 retarded comments about things you have no idea of neither proofs ? Like someone else said, both Kinguin and CLG are big orgs. They will boost the number of people watching and people coming at the actual event
2015-06-17 22:01
+Titan +Na'Vi
2015-06-17 18:47
Dont u see NAVI already written ? Titan will come from french qualifier.
2015-06-17 18:53
Where is TSM, VP and Titan?
2015-06-17 18:48
titan through france qualifier i guess..
2015-06-17 18:56
Couldnt attend
2015-06-17 18:57
#176
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World bigb1rd 
virtus can't attend because taz is getting married at the same time
2015-06-17 19:13
#145
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Germany PhoenixD!!! 
Lol kinguin over mouz
2015-06-17 18:50
First time in history mouz is not invited bout time :) But ye also g2 dig etc. Need a big event with all of them!!
2015-06-17 19:02
Seriously.. Sirioulsy??? Siiiiriiously?? No... Seriously????! Why the fuck does Kinguin get an invite :D
2015-06-17 18:56
LGB CLG KINGUIN invite! Titan, mouz nothing?:D xd
2015-06-17 18:57
ESWC France qualifier
2015-06-17 20:06
Bravado over Energy pahahaha
2015-06-17 18:58
#165
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Brazil xinico 
No TSM?
2015-06-17 19:02
TSM CANT ATTEND,read old articles. They have exams.
2015-06-17 19:04
Kinguin just enjoy :) GL HF
2015-06-17 19:04
without Virtus.Pro because TaZ getting married?
2015-06-17 19:06
#175
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World bigb1rd 
taz is getting married at the same time so no VP
2015-06-17 19:12
srly 3 muricans ?
2015-06-17 19:07
3 wasted spots...
2015-06-17 19:15
NA fking worst cenary and many competition africa>na
2015-06-17 19:21
#184
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
If everything its about the viewership why they dont invite mOE and steel with some pug team? They will gain a lot of viewers... seriously, that Kinguin invite is unfair to teams like Gplay, G2, Dignitas, mouz... im sure Gplay would rape this team even on lan
2015-06-17 19:41
CLG over LG? xD
2015-06-17 19:42
Woop, more awful NA teams.
2015-06-17 19:50
This is shaping up to be a bad ass tournament! Cant wait to watch!! Its ashame virtus pro and tsm wont be there though :( still gonna be some awesome cs being played.
2015-06-17 20:03
2015-06-17 20:33
Who cares for him Kinguin more ecxiting too see than Boringsports
2015-06-17 20:40
I think it's more that the world slot was also given to CLG.
2015-06-17 21:35
mad cuz nordic masterrace and he knows it
2015-06-17 20:59
#202
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Argentina YH!one 
Kinguin over Dignitas and Gamers2 hahahaha what a nice joke ESWC! fu** you :)
2015-06-17 20:39
Dignitas or mouseports deserve a spot instead of Kinguin
2015-06-17 20:58
gl kinguin !
2015-06-17 20:59
LGB HYPE!!!!!!!!!!<3
2015-06-17 21:36
#218
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Brazil woody77 
FUCK DEXTERITY DEVERSES 1 SPOT Take your ass this shit monopoly
2015-06-17 21:41
nice
2015-06-17 21:51
#224
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Brazil hugoooo 
4NA teams is too fucking much, seriously. Canada doesn't deserve their own qulifier.
2015-06-17 21:54
Can't do anything against that :/ When ESWC was held in France it was the same with a french qualifier starting 2 days before the big event It's like when a country hosts the football world cup :)
2015-06-17 22:04
#232
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Brazil hugoooo 
But France has good teams.
2015-06-17 22:08
Rofl true enough, but it's just to explain how the system works. Of course Canadian teams are weak in csgo ^^
2015-06-18 01:44
Will Crouchelelele have a good chair this event?
2015-06-17 21:55
no TSM? ez for fnatic
2015-06-17 22:03
kinguin looks like some 2018 team
2015-06-17 22:27
find it hard to actually agree with ESWC to 2 of these slots.... for 1 Kingiun shouldn't of gotten a world slot and second wtf invite CLG a team thats not even performed that great overall in NA this season?? Reason for kingiun; 3 of their players come from the Nordic region thus they can play the Nordic qualifier for this one as u need a minimum of 3 Noridc players on ur roster to play in it. Reason for CLG; LG have been on a much higher level of play then CLG and actually deserve a slot over CLG hell (if this was a NA slot don't know if it was a world slot also then i think either LG or a EU team of value should of gotten it)
2015-06-17 22:44
no vp no tsm lel
2015-06-17 22:53
No gplay, no tsm, no VP .. Wtf even?
2015-06-17 23:20
>gplay
2015-06-17 23:26
Plz! You don't even make good music!
2015-06-18 01:27
tsm dodge as always, they wait long enough so they can gather information on fnatic without revealing anything on their own since they never attend any tournaments then they anti-strat fnatic hard because they know they're outskilled and are scared of getting rekt otherwise wpwp tsm
2015-06-17 23:34
Free money for fnatic
2015-06-18 00:10
ez for nip
2015-06-18 00:43
#254
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Europe iqpi_b2k 
would love to see nEophyte here :)
2015-06-18 01:44
I hope you all realize how easy this tournament will be for NA teams. CLG and Liquid 1-2 place
2015-06-18 02:30
What did kinguin ever win in order to get that spot?
2015-06-18 06:12
maybe this event? :OOOO
2015-06-18 07:35
Kinguin is a flop, scream + maikelele should find teams who speaks their language instead
2015-06-18 10:00
Agree but its good for scream if a french shuffle is going to happen and he performs good with kinguin they gonna take him.
2015-06-18 12:22
kinguin invited. media.giphy.com/media/OYgcKl4X7fvyM/giph.. haters gonna hate. PS: new acc, unclickable links. <3
2015-06-18 11:23
nice
2015-06-19 10:45
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