PGL Season 1 group draw

The draw has been made for the group stage of PGL Season 1's divisions in Europe and North America.

Eight European and four North American teams will compete in the online group stage of PGL Season 1, the successor to the CCS Kick-Off Season, which saw TSM take home the top prize of $40,000.

The three group winners will automatically qualify for the season finals, from October 2-4 in Bucharest, where they will be joined by a fourth a team, which will be determined by a last-chance tournament with the remaining six European sides.


Titan replace NiP in the list of participants 

Due to scheduling conflicts, Ninjas in Pyjamas have decided to pull out of the league, with the Swedish giants' spot being taken by Titan.

There are still three places up for grabs across the two divisions, which will be filled through qualifiers that will take place in the coming weeks.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

Europe North America
Group A Group B
Denmark Team SoloMid Sweden fnatic Brazil Luminosity
CIS Natus Vincere France EnVyUs United States CLG
Poland Virtus.pro France Titan United States Team Liquid
Europe Qualifier Team #1 Europe Qualifier Team  #2 United States Qualifier

Meanwhile, PGL has announced that CCS casting duo Matthew "Sadokist" Trivet and Joona "⁠natu⁠" Leppänen are back for the new season and will be joined by Henry "⁠HenryG⁠" Greer.

The prize breakdown for the PGL finals remains the same from the CCS Kick-off Season, so the $75,000 pot will be distributed as follows:
1. $40,000
2. $20,000 
3. $10,000 
4. $5,000 

The prize breakdown for the PGL finals remains the same from the CCS Kick-off Season, so the $75,000 pot will be distributed as follows:

1. $40,000
2. $20,000
3. $10,000
4. $5,000

United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.68
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.48
DPR:
0.78
Finland Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Age:
37
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
174
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.70
V HR V
2015-08-04 12:17
3 replies
This
2015-08-04 13:11
#76
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United Kingdom Cowyyy
V Kappa V
2015-08-04 14:17
#95
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Russia cripdogg
V kucher V
2015-08-04 15:40
#3
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Russia Reph
ez Na'Vi
2015-08-04 12:17
noiceee
2015-08-04 12:17
Nice groups ;D
2015-08-04 12:17
Nip ?
2015-08-04 12:18
6 replies
who needs NIP?
2015-08-04 12:19
4 replies
+1
2015-08-04 12:29
Says the german
2015-08-04 15:15
2 replies
Hm? What Germany has to do with his comment? Idiots everywhere.
2015-08-04 22:03
1 reply
Hes just a nipboy chill
2015-08-04 22:15
Due to scheduling conflicts, Ninjas in Pyjamas have decided to pull out of the league, with the Swedish giants' spot being taken by Titan. FFS.. start reading articles !
2015-08-04 14:55
really nice groups
2015-08-04 12:18
no c9 shit pgl expected
2015-08-04 12:18
2 replies
#93
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United States GeT_ReiCh
na still has a qualifier silly, so c9 still have a chance to enter
2015-08-04 15:26
1 reply
I dont understand why c9 has to qualify, CLG and liquid are both shit LOL
2015-08-04 15:30
lmao A/B groups
2015-08-04 12:19
Care.com
2015-08-04 12:19
4 replies
-NiP +Titan lel what
2015-08-04 12:23
1 reply
#62
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France jaimez
I think it's about the prize pool, but he didn't read it all
2015-08-04 13:20
Group Stage - $21,000 Last-Chance tournament - $4,000 Offline finals - $75,000
2015-08-04 14:02
10k go to the travel expenses. they said that on their site.
2015-08-04 18:54
Y Kappa Y
2015-08-04 12:22
where is nip tho ?
2015-08-04 12:22
Group A is going to be a fun watch and anyone of those three could win it. Group B is going to be a fight for 2nd place. How fun.
2015-08-04 12:23
3 replies
fnatic have always had trouble against titan, and envyus well who knows what they will bring? So how is fnatic a certain #1, and this is coming from a fnatic fan lol.
2015-08-04 14:55
2 replies
Both Nv and Titan are now different teams, so I'm not expecting them to play at the same level as they did at their previous levels (before the slump of both teams).
2015-08-04 15:12
1 reply
throughout the history of cs going back 14years now, when a great team shuffles, they always come back stronger then they were before.. So I expect it to be even harder.
2015-08-04 15:23
who would have expected titan and envy to be in the same group yet again. lulz
2015-08-04 12:23
Envuy vs titan dis gona be god
2015-08-04 12:24
Lets go LG! Wont get anything accomplished tho :(
2015-08-04 12:26
EZ SKINZ
2015-08-04 12:26
nice! Go Luminosity!
2015-08-04 12:26
ezzz titan
2015-08-04 12:27
I guess NiP will skip even the qualis? To be able to concentrate on other events?
2015-08-04 12:27
3 replies
Probably. From their website: "Four other European teams, Gamers2, Mousesports, Team Dignitas and HellRaisers, will get a direct invite for the EU qualifiers semifinals, where they will face two teams from each of the EU open brackets." NiP declined if these teams were invited over NiP
2015-08-04 12:40
1 reply
Yup and natu is casting it :p
2015-08-04 12:55
they are focused only on the major
2015-08-04 12:40
spoiler cloud 9 gonna qualifi
2015-08-04 12:30
I think "TSM" is missing between "saw" and "take" at the end of the first section "which saw take home the top prize"
2015-08-04 12:38
go LG!!!!!
2015-08-04 12:39
I love how they didnt even mention the best NA team Cloud9
2015-08-04 12:40
1 reply
#105
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Brazil hunte[R]
probably c9 declined the offer to bootcamp or something..
2015-08-04 18:13
TSM, VP, NaVi again. Ok, ez NaVi!
2015-08-04 12:42
2 replies
#87
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World Vidua
Past 3 months (win, lose, draw): Na'Vi vs VP: 1:7:2 Na'Vi vs TSM: 0:3:1 EzPz Na'Vi!
2015-08-04 15:03
1 reply
they drew twice? i arent think that
2015-08-04 18:46
#goBR
2015-08-04 12:44
Caster natu = no nip?
2015-08-04 12:44
2 replies
"Due to scheduling conflicts, Ninjas in Pyjamas have decided to pull out of the league, with the Swedish giants' spot being taken by Titan."
2015-08-04 12:48
These 3 are awesome casters tho, I like sadokist and henry's styles. Natu tho is just mumbling, but will do.
2015-08-04 12:58
+mouz please :-)
2015-08-04 12:52
HenryG ftw!
2015-08-04 12:52
imagine titan beat envy
2015-08-04 12:54
1 reply
Of course they will !
2015-08-04 13:19
want to see Fnatic vs New nV asap
2015-08-04 12:55
Fnatic nV Titan NICE
2015-08-04 12:55
Very Ez For Na'Vi
2015-08-04 13:00
No nip kappa
2015-08-04 13:03
Group A : Virtus.pro,NaVi Group B : Titan,EnVyUs Group C : Liquid,CLG
2015-08-04 13:08
3 replies
#71
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Estonia elariBAY
Fnatic fangays coming here soon, cuz u let them out on group B :D
2015-08-04 14:05
1 reply
#98
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Brazil woody77
Liquid and CLG HAHAHAHAHA okey Luminosity 2x better
2015-08-04 16:28
#99
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Brazil woody77
C9 got 4 spot and +C9/LG -CLG/Liquid
2015-08-04 16:30
#58
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Poland dreamShow
A- VP, TSM B- Fnatic, NV C- who cares about this group
2015-08-04 13:12
2 replies
#100
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Brazil woody77
youtube.com/watch?v=yXXyfeWJz1M After the ESEA ESL, ESWC and FaceIt Finals, some Europeans ignorants think they are still at the center of the universe, congratulations, let me rich again in this championship
2015-08-04 16:36
1 reply
#102
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Poland dreamShow
2015-08-04 17:04
Titan and nV in the same group :3
2015-08-04 13:17
NiP pulling out of so many tournies lately.
2015-08-04 13:18
VP & NAVI FNATIC & TITAN
2015-08-04 13:20
Group A - VP , Na'Vi Group B - Fnatic , eNvy Group C - Luminosity , CLG
2015-08-04 13:22
i like these groups :)
2015-08-04 13:30
#67
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Germany uRaguuu
Nip is playing in the NA qualifier to get the easiest group :D
2015-08-04 13:43
A: 1. Virtus.Pro 2. TSM 3. ? 4. Na`Vi B: 1. fnatic 2-3. EnVyUs/? 4. Titan NA: 1. Luminosity 2-4. Liquid/CLG/?
2015-08-04 14:00
#74
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Romania WOTAN
Come on , invite a romanian team , even though they're crap , some display of them on the international scene will do some good.
2015-08-04 14:16
#77
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Italy 1nf3rn4L
how the fuck Titan get always an invite lol
2015-08-04 14:31
1 reply
Hyped team with familiar faces.
2015-08-04 14:59
Na'Vi ez
2015-08-04 14:43
i think its in Cluj not Bucharest
2015-08-04 14:45
1 reply
It's Bucharest. The PGL Season 1 Finals -> Oct 2-4. DreamHack Cluj-Napoca 2015 -> 30 oct - 1 nov. ;)
2015-08-04 15:13
NiP dropped out because they couldnt get a free-win group they are currently in talks with PGL to join the north american qualifier instead
2015-08-04 14:46
2 replies
Haha XD
2015-08-04 15:20
#108
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Brazil hunte[R]
taking into consideration their last results, even group C is dangerous to NiP..
2015-08-04 18:16
New Titan > fnatic cry more fnatic fangays
2015-08-04 14:52
1 reply
based on?
2015-08-04 17:33
Seems crummy that the 2-4 teams in the NA group are not eligible for the Last Chance
2015-08-04 15:48
PGL Without NiP? WHEN WILL WE SEE ANOTHER 69ROUND GAME :(
2015-08-04 16:21
EnVy and Titan in the same group again lmao
2015-08-04 16:59
1 reply
expected
2015-08-04 22:45
Pls no natu :(((((((((
2015-08-04 17:18
what about Renegades? :'(
2015-08-04 18:13
NiP so active Kappa
2015-08-04 18:14
nice go titan :-)
2015-08-04 18:19
4 teams in final - boring
2015-08-04 18:35
Nice showing of NA teams. GJ PGL.
2015-08-04 18:38
no anders :|
2015-08-04 19:16
see ya in there
2015-08-04 21:47
#121
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Argentina tpainarg
day?
2015-08-05 04:06
liquid over c9 PGl organizers are retarded
2015-08-06 13:52
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