DH Open Cluj preview: 'Legends'

With CS:GO's seventh major upon us, we present part two of our two-part preview series for DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca: in this second part we examine the 'Legends.'

DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca, running from October 28-November 1 and with $250,000 on offer as CS:GO's seventh major, promises to be CS:GO's most competitive major talent-wise.

With 14 out of 16 teams also being previous attendees of ESL One Cologne 2015, Cluj is also a fairly conservative major in terms of its composition and it will be a chance to revisit story-lines and rivalries that have been brewing in the two months since the last major.


The 'Legends' are all heavy-hitters as far as majors go

Cluj-Napoca will also introduce a fair amount of reforms to the major system: the veto process has been changed, the decider match in each group will be a best-of-three, and spectators can now play a new Fantasy Team Game.

Regardless, the major will offer us five days of breathtaking CS:GO action, with groups that are worth salivating over.

Group A Group B Group C  Group D
Sweden fnatic Denmark TSM Poland Virtus.pro France EnVyUs
Brazil Luminosity Europe G2 Sweden NiP CIS Na`Vi
United States Cloud9 Germany mousesports France Titan United States CLG
Poland Vexed Ukraine FlipSid3 United States Liquid Denmark dignitas

As such it is time to take a look at the 'Legends,' the eight teams who survived the group stages at ESL One Cologne and have thus been assigned second and first seeds.

Second Seed Teams

Since Greek epics are in fashion as far as CS:GO previews go, we should this time compare the challenge facing second seeded teams to that facing the Trojans in the final year of the Trojan War, i.e. the setting of the Iliad.

The four teams who made quarter-finals at ESL One Cologne and then faltered are fighting a war of attrition for their very survival and there is an ominous sense that the fates may be stacked against them in varying ways.

After all, it is the first seeded teams who possess the Achilleses of the bunch, players such as Robin "flusha" Rönnquist and Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski who are ratings titans in majors; second seeded teams can bring the fight all the way to the shore for these elite rivals only to find a god sending them scurrying back.

Luckily for these teams however, Counter-Strike is not divine warfare but rather a game of micro-victories and intangibles that allows even the least likely to have a significant impact in a match.

Brazil Luminosity

On the topic of those who were once considered unlikely, we should begin with Luminosity, a team whose preparation, drive, and ambition at each major belies belief and has kept the team's core on a consecutive streak of top eight major finishes in 2015.

The beauty of Luminosity is that the team plays classic CS, relying on teamwork and coordination to score round wins.

While everyone from leader Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo to main carry Fernando "fer" Alvarenga do know how to dominate a server, Luminosity's power comes from their anti-stratting ways and telepathic ability to achieve crossfires and retakes.


Luminosity are a players' team, rather than a team of players

Overall the Brazilians continued performance on North American shores is optimal, with a majority of victories scored over opponents. Three of the top dogs of North America however—Cloud9, Liquid, and CLG—have proven that they can defeat Luminosity on multiple occasions.

The offline loss in the grand finals of the WinOut Championships to CLG is the most eyebrow-raising, although both teams did engage in a lot of meta-sparring over map picks and momentum control.

However, Luminosity have surely done their homework and discounting the tenacious Brazilians in their opener against Cloud9 will be the doom of many pixel punters.

Player Age Majors Maps Rating Highest placing
Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David 20 1 5 1.08 1/4 final (Cologne 2015)
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo 24 2 11 1.03 1/4 final (2x)
Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga 23 2 11 1.03 1/4 final (2x)
Brazil Ricardo "boltz" Prass 18 2 11 1.01 1/4 final (2x)
Brazil Lucas "steel" Lopes 21 2 11 0.76 1/4 final (2x)

Europe G2

Although many of the teams attending Cluj have had a quiet two months since the last major, G2 Esports have instead had a hectic time.

The European conglomerate, whose name and brand has been tossed around more than a hot potato, kicked off September by becoming G2.Kinguin following Kinguin's decision to restructure and shy away from its ties to esports teams.


dennis has had a stellar major performance record so far, considering his hiatus

A cheeky grand finals win over Na`Vi at Gaming Paradise around the same time helped build confidence in the roster (to be fair, it was Gaming Paradise) although it was around this same time that many catcalls demanding the replacement of Portuguese Ricardo "fox" Pacheco began to ring out clear and loud.

The team then suffered a surprise defeat to Copenhagen Wolves at DreamHack Open London and thus exited humbled in groups. This disappointment was somehow meshed up with NiP's own troubles, leading to a firestorm of speculation and potential roster upheavals.

Although the actual reality was far more tame, witnessing the departure of Belgian Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom to Titan and the acquisition of Norwegian Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad from CPH Wolves, there is still an air of uncertainty about the team's future.

A win in the opener against mouz, which is arguably weaker across the board in terms of average skill, would certainly reinvigorate a team whose very life may depend on how it performs at Cluj.

Player Age Majors Maps Rating Highest placing
Sweden Dennis "dennis" Edman 24 3 19 1.08 1/2 final (Katowice 2014)
Sweden Mikail "Maikelele" Bill 24 3 22 1.02 Final (DH Winter 2014)
Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard 21 3 10 0.98 1/4 final (Cologne 2015)
Norway Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad 21 1 3 0.91 Group stage (Katowice 2015)
Portugal Ricardo "fox" Pacheco 29 1 5 0.74 1/4 final (Cologne 2015)

Sweden NiP

The other team to have been involved in September's speculation was NiP, the legendary outfit whose decline has been in equal measure amusing and saddening.

And yet the team's offline record since Richard "Xizt" Landström & co.'s meagre quarter-final exit at Cologne has been stronger than expected. NiP entered the post-Cologne era by dismissing coach Joona "natu" Leppänen, a good choice since the Finn was admittedly not having much impact on the team.


Has Captain Alesund finally spotted land on the horizon for his crew?

In Dubai a "YOLO-style," carefree NiP humbled Cloud9, took down EnVyUs 2-0 in the group decider, and even managed to take a map off of the Danes of TSM in the semifinal.

This dangerous aspect that the Ninjas had suddenly gained, i.e. to once again compete with the top four teams, reappeared at Gfinity Champion of Champions where NiP took fnatic to the wire in a best-of-five before ultimately losing the final map. 

NiP's run at DreamHack Cluj may indeed be an Indian summer kind of situation, as some have claimed, however such indifference gives the team an incredible power, one which will likely sweep away Titan in the opener if the French team are not careful.

Player Age Majors Maps Rating Highest placing
Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund 25 6 58 1.14 Winner (Col 2014)
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg 27 6 58 1.09 Winner (Col 2014)
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg 24 6 58 1.04 Winner (Col 2014)
Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli 23 2 15 1.04 Final (Kat 2015)
Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström 24 6 58 1.02 Winner (Col 2014)

CIS Na`Vi

Na`Vi are another team who went through some turmoil following Cologne, as well as disappointing results at Gaming Paradise and ESL ESEA Dubai, which led to a lot of rumours about lineup chances that the players subsequently dismissed.

The real change that the Eastern European team underwent, as revealed by Denis "seized" Kostin, was relieving team leader Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko of some of the stress of calling and putting that duty into coach Sergey "starix" Ischuk's hands.


 "How do we slip Zeus the chill pill?"

With Na`Vi it is not so much the fact that there is new-found friction in the team or that any of its players are suffering a drop in form. The team's overall ratings spread is remarkably balanced around 1.0 and Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács continues to fulfill his role as AWP and carry to a high degree.

Na`Vi's two big issues remain the same: the team is still vulnerable to the meta-game and map dominance of the elite four teams (TSM, nV, fnatic, VP) and as such often lose the crucial deep playoff runs and the team is still vulnerable to in-game passions at times.

Controlling the latter will be critical in the team's opener against CLG.

Player Age Majors Maps Rating Highest placing
Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev 27 5 26 1.06 1/2 final (DH Winter 2014)
Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács 24 5 26 1.06 1/2 final (DH Winter 2014)
Russia Denis "seized" Kostin 21 6 28 1.02 1/2 final (DH Winter 2014)
Ukraine Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko 28 6 28 0.94 1/2 final (DH Winter 2014)
Russia Egor "flamie" Vasilyev 18 3 9 0.92 1/4 final (Cologne 2015)

First Seed Teams

At this point it would be far too glib to continue running with the Greek analogy for the first seeded teams.

There is no need to speak of Achilles heels or Trojan horses as far as these four teams are concerned: they are all highly functioning elite level outfits with a particular blend of weak points and patchwork attempts to cover up those flaws.

And most of all, they play damn good Counter-Strike. But each of these four teams does so in its own way and yet this does not always guarantee a subsequent top four finish despite the overall stability of the top of the scene.

Sweden fnatic

Previous major champions fnatic have definitely been slacking in the past two months. The Swedes kicked off September with a semifinals loss at ESL ESEA Dubai to Virtus.pro, who would go on to win the tournament.

With all-star support Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson noticeably absent in the game, in one sense it was VP's chance to get revenge after losing numerous semifinals to fnatic in 2015, but in another it would herald a series of middling results at two more offline events for fnatic.


Place too much pressure on your anchor and it may give way

The next begruding rival to come knocking on fnatic's door were EnVyUs, who also enacted revenge for Cologne's grand final humiliation with a 3-2 grind-out win over fnatic in the finals of Gfinity's Champion of Champions series.

Virtus.pro added salt to a wound beginning to fester by taking out fnatic in the consolidation final at PGL Season 1 in Romania and by now it was time to take note.

fnatic's players, while obviously not enjoying losing tournaments, have a wide berth of security and prestige to rest upon. Theoretically, a team could bomb out in the group stages of every online tournament yet go on to win each major and that would still be considered that a legendary feat.

In addition, with players such as flusha and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer who lift the standard for high level play at majors, the team should not be worried and should at least breeze through its group.

What comes afterward is what will determine if this team deserves to regain the number one spot in the world.

Player Age Majors Maps Rating Highest placing
Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist 22 6 49 1.24 Winner (3x)
Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer 23 6 47 1.17 Winner (2x)
Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell 20 6 49 1.09 Winner (3x)
Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson 21 6 47 1.07 Winner (2x)
Sweden Markus "pronax" Wallsten 24 6 49 0.88 Winner (3x)

Denmark TSM

We now believe that TSM are the best team in the world due to recent great form.

Despite an unintended loss in the semifinals of Cologne to EnVyUs which resurrected whispers of a curse of choking at majors, TSM rallied in subsequent events and placed second at ESL ESEA Dubai, second at DreamHack Open London, and finally winning PGL Season 1 finals.


All it took was some sex shop memes, and then the form came

In addition, the Danes have since played some superb Counter-Strike in online matches, at one point going up to a 22 map win streak and overall blowing away their competition thanks to a deadly combination of aim and coordination.

While star Nicolai "device" Reedtz seems to not want credit as the highest rated player, he is a crucial component in the well-oiled machine that is TSM. With each player able to yield a stellar performance when needed, expect TSM to therefore exit the groups with ease.

However, making the grand final, let alone winning it, will also require the team to bury ghosts of the past and stay consistent throughout the playoffs. Small wonder that everyone will be watching this team in particular at Cluj. 

Player Age Majors Maps Rating Highest placing
Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz 20 6 35 1.10 1/2 final (3x)
Denmark René "cajunb" Borg 25 6 29 1.09 1/2 final (2x)
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth 20 6 35 1.08 1/2 final (3x)
Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen 22 6 35 1.07 1/2 final (3x)
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen 25 5 22 1.02 1/2 final (Cologne 2015)

Poland Virtus.pro

Like any big family, the CS:GO scene would be nowhere without a wacky, zany member whose actions are both illogical and yet incredible. This role is where Virtus.pro reigns supreme, both in terms of players and results.

And yet the Poles have recently brought some semblance of consistency to their play as well as to their mantra to attend every and any possible tournament that offers a decent prize-pool.


That feeling when you almost lost your peripherals on the way

VP have recently seemed to have a penchant for winning in tournaments far away from Europe (whether in Ohio or Dubai or Melbourne), while also losing matches closer to home (the lower bracket final of Gaming Paradise, to nV at Gfinity Champions, and in the grand final of PGL S1 to TSM).

The overall story is one of marathon-like tournament attendance and an overall consistency in finishing top four (although at some of these tournaments it was a given).

Snax continues to lead the team in statistics, although he has been usurped in highest major rating by fnatic's flusha, and the only player to have recently slumped a tad is Filip "NEO" Kubski, whose return to finesse in AWPing and leading has disappeared lately.

For Virtus.pro, Cluj will be one of those tournaments where the Poles come into it newly baptized. Any predictions or attempts to glean past results go out the window and with the hardest group in theory for a first seed team to comfortably emerge from, anything remains possible.

Player Age Majors Maps Rating Highest placing
Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski 22 6 38 1.20 Winner (Kat 2014)
Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski 27 6 38 1.15 Winner (Kat 2014)
Poland Paweł "byali" Bieliński 21 6 38 1.12 Winner (Kat 2014)
Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski 28 6 38 1.09 Winner (Kat 2014)
Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas 29 6 38 0.99 Winner (Kat 2014)

France EnVyUs

Whereas the overall themes for the other three teams have been fnatic's volatility, TSM's consistency, and VP's unpredictability, the one we can focus on for the Frenchmen of EnVyUs is newfound strength.

Cleansing oneself from the brutal beat-down that was fnatic's grand final win at ESL One Cologne can't have been easy, and AWPer Kenny "kennyS" Schrub's tears were seen around the world, a visual shrine to the player's tragic disappearance during the game that really mattered.

Although nV were then admittedly stumped by NiP in the group decider match in Dubai, Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer and his men finally rallied in the team's other two offline events between Cologne and Cluj: winning DreamHack Open London over TSM and Gfinity Champion of Champions over fnatic.


Boys in baguette

The key here has been the return to form of all five players and when you have a table of statistics where Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt has the lowest major rating at .99, you know that all five players can deliver multi-kill rounds when needed.

However, the best bellwether for nV is a group D where it can easily dispatch of its opponents to advance to the top eight and let havoc begin.

Na`Vi has always been particularly weak to nV's aggressive and loose style of play whereas CLG and dignitas should be mere offerings before the altar of Happy's Desert Eagle.

Player Age Majors Maps Rating Highest placing
France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire 22 5 26 1.12 Final (Cologne 2015)
France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer 23 6 43 1.08 Winner (DH Winter 2014)
France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey 21 6 35 1.01 Winner (DH Winter 2014)
France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub 20 5 23 0.99 Final (Cologne 2015)
France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt 21 6 40 0.98 Winner (DH Winter 2014)

The Big Day Approaches

We have now briefly covered the 16 teams competing tomorrow at DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca: hopefully the reader has found the written coverage to be enjoyable.

In anticipation of the big event tomorrow, you can check out our viewer's guide for Cluj, and also expect an on-site team from HLTV.org and plenty of up-to-date stats for your fantasy game at this page here.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Finland Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
188
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1224
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
964
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1535
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1627
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1258
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1789
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1611
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1156
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1509
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1540
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
573
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1511
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1144
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
805
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1172
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1604
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1586
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
 | 
Spain Alser 
+1
2015-10-27 19:46
"That feeling when you almost lost your peripherals on the way" 11/10
2015-10-27 20:01
#51
Latvia kjyy 
Boys in baguette 12/10
2015-10-27 20:25
#70
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Germany P3tR 
Sex shop memes 69/10
2015-10-27 21:24
hahaha
2015-10-28 08:20
haha
2015-10-27 19:46
hi
2015-10-28 05:03
#3
n0thing | 
India FuzioN* 
nice
2015-10-27 19:47
f
2015-10-27 19:47
HAHAHHA U SUCK NIPP BESTeSt dPKSJDPska
2015-10-27 19:47
#6
Slovenia syk3s 
wtf is this
2015-10-27 19:48
#7
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Lithuania karkeris 
nice
2015-10-27 19:48
#8
f0rest | 
Brazil flytwNiP 
Nip will win
2015-10-27 19:48
of course they will honey
2015-10-27 21:18
#9
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Libya Ayudaaa 
HYPE BOYS
2015-10-27 19:48
Boys in baguette
2015-10-27 19:49
flushaBEAST
2015-10-27 19:49
"players such as Rönnquist and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer who lift the standard for high level play at majors" Flusha doing some mouselifting at the major confirmed by hltv! Mark my words and look at them after the major!
2015-10-27 20:53
#12
Sweden Stag 
too easy for fnatic
2015-10-27 19:49
damn
2015-10-27 19:49
envy ez win 16-2 16-12
2015-10-27 19:50
fox 0.74 ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
2015-10-27 19:50
Boys in baguette))
2015-10-27 19:51
#17
tarik | 
Yugoslavia bleaq 
flusha op
2015-10-27 19:52
#29
Slovakia pgb1 
cheats op
2015-10-27 19:59
#37
tarik | 
Yugoslavia bleaq 
salt op
2015-10-27 20:07
+1
2015-10-27 21:15
Gogo boys in baguette
2015-10-27 19:53
I think this major will be funny cuz Vexed will beat envy in final
2015-10-27 19:54
if vexed get to the final i will give my whole inventory to you. free of charge
2015-10-27 22:05
#93
Poland n1u 
I have screenshot xD
2015-10-28 00:46
Go Nip Go f0rest <3
2015-10-27 19:54
#22
 | 
Ukraine FaZe_UW0TM8 
All it took was some sex shop memes, and then the form came dayum
2015-10-27 19:54
#23
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Poland Kukuryq 
KennyS 0.99 rating XDD
2015-10-27 19:54
boys in baguette x---D
2015-10-27 19:56
french teams are ass nv out in semis titan out in groups azk he is the na player but is the french stars
2015-10-27 19:57
"French team are ass" and you consider semis "ass"
2015-10-27 20:56
yea compared to winning
2015-10-27 21:14
Can't argue with that logic
2015-10-27 22:49
flusha 1.24?!?!
2015-10-27 19:59
#27
 | 
Libya Ayudaaa 
I love all the captions for the photos :D who ever did them, props to you!
2015-10-27 19:58
tyty
2015-10-27 20:12
pls reply ill be horned. for glory and god
2015-10-27 20:15
ty for these articles stich > lurppis
2015-10-27 20:19
#59
 | 
Libya Ayudaaa 
I love the humorous air you have in your articles, keep it up it's what makes your articles enjoyable to read :D
2015-10-27 20:55
You won me over with referencing Iliad one of my fav books of all time. Doing a course in the classics?
2015-10-28 02:34
I'm legend.
2015-10-27 19:59
"All it took was some sex shop memes, and then the form came" n1111111111111
2015-10-27 19:59
hyped
2015-10-27 20:00
go tsm!
2015-10-27 20:06
nice read
2015-10-27 20:07
EnvyUS let's go boys.
2015-10-27 20:07
"All it took was some sex shop memes, and then the form came" LOL
2015-10-27 20:09
gl NaVi :)
2015-10-27 20:11
all I need is another fnatic vs vp bo3
2015-10-27 20:15
Best match last major
2015-10-27 22:48
bo3? bo5 should be a given in a major, bo3 is still pathetic. in other games they play bo5 / bo7. 3 maps is way to short to watch the best teams battle for a major title.
2015-10-28 00:12
nice!
2015-10-27 20:17
LETS GO LG, you can do this.
2015-10-27 20:18
They really can't
2015-10-27 20:57
TSM win major
2015-10-27 20:20
flusha lifts the standard Kappa
2015-10-27 20:25
#53
India anxF 
#GoNiP BTW great article
2015-10-27 20:31
#54
 | 
Asia LoveCakeRusk 
"sex shop memes" :|
2015-10-27 20:38
#55
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
"Since Greek epics are in fashion as far as CS:GO previews go" You're like someone that wears a paper bag on their head and calls it fashionable tomorrow because you wore a paper bag on your head yesterday.
2015-10-27 20:41
#56
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
Baguette haha
2015-10-27 20:43
#57
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
Lucas "steel" Lopes - 0.76 Ricardo "fox" Pacheco - 0.74 WOW...
2015-10-27 20:46
xD right then tugas say fox>fallen
2015-10-27 21:08
NiPPerinooo, I fucking believe.
2015-10-27 20:58
#64
 | 
Germany ezpzlmnsqz 
Is there maybe a fault in the article? At the End where EnvyUS is mentioned it is written there [nbk-]. Maybe it should be written there Nathan"NBK-"Schmitt?
2015-10-27 21:06
#66
 | 
Brazil subconsious 
VP ratings, whata fak? Neo, Taz, Pasha - fuking legends of whole counter strike.
2015-10-27 21:08
#71
 | 
Russia RomJkeH 
Luminosity and G2 legends ? facepalm
2015-10-27 21:28
go #BRAZIL, CRY RUSSIANBOY!!! #LGLOYAL
2015-10-27 21:59
#75
 | 
World LeviathaNz 
Boys in baguette... lmao :D
2015-10-27 22:39
all in all its been a great year of cs already :D
2015-10-27 22:59
#79
 | 
Hong Kong Sample_ 
hahah flusha and "lift" is same sentence, n1 stich :DDD
2015-10-27 23:01
1/2 final (3x) Too funny
2015-10-27 23:05
#81
 | 
United States Cheesegoose 
"All it took was some sex shop memes, and then the form came" stich plz
2015-10-27 23:15
Lucas "aço" Lopes 21 2 11 0,76 1/4 final (2x) 0,76 LMAO worst player
2015-10-27 23:26
Check out Fox m8 :p
2015-10-28 00:04
Lucas "steel" Lopes *** google translate .-.
2015-10-28 00:45
hype \o/
2015-10-27 23:39
ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2: KRIMZ vs. TSM youtube.com/watch?v=KkELLKkT2_k
2015-10-28 00:30
good article, keep it up m8, i r8 8/8!
2015-10-28 00:31
I think you mean "telepathic" not "telekinetic" cause telekinesis is when you move shit with your mind.
2015-10-28 00:38
derp. thanks for pointing that out lol
2015-10-28 01:21
fallen will move c9 back to NA on groupstage so I think it was still somewhat accurate
2015-10-28 03:17
stupid admins better vexed swap with titan bcs,only 2 teams from Group C out (((
2015-10-28 01:17
KennyS maps played - 666 Kenny = Satan?
2015-10-28 01:28
Ricardo "fox" Pacheco 29 years,1 major, 5maps, 0.74 rating :D kappa
2015-10-28 02:03
#100
Poland MJP 
Stich STOP using these words , Are you fcking nuts??? Over all gj , but jess... dude stop.
2015-10-28 03:26
joelz ???
2015-10-28 03:36
#102
Poland MJP 
;]]]
2015-10-28 03:46
Lets pray for a fnatic vp final finally... VP nV and fnatic TSM semis.
2015-10-28 08:46
Na`Vi are another team who went through some turmoil following Cologne, as well as disappointing results at Gaming Paradise and ESL ESEA Dubai, which led to a lot of rumours about lineup "chances" that the players subsequently dismissed.
2015-10-28 08:58
#GONINJAS
2015-10-28 09:23
#108
NEO | 
Canada chedca 
let's go vp
2015-10-28 13:06
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