Luminosity win MAX5 Invitational

Luminosity cement their status as the region's best with a dominant 3-0 defeat of Keyd Stars in the MAX5 Invitational grand finals (16-4 on de_cache, 16-2 on de_mirage, and 16-11 on de_cbble).

Taking place inside of the Mega Arena X5 in São Paulo, the MAX5 Invitational brought together nine Brazilian teams and one Argentinian team in a five day long South American duel to determine the region's best.

The group stage saw a few notable teams fail to make the playoffs of the event, such as Raphael "cogu" Camargo's INTZ, Lucas "steel" Lopes's CNB, and perhaps most surprisingly a Games Academy team that included Ricardo "boltz" Prass.


Luminosity win in São Paulo

In the playoffs of MAX5, it was g3x and Caio "zqkS" Fonseca's AlienTech that fell aside (AlienTech won the third place decider), meaning that the final face-off would be between the tournament favourites Luminosity and Keyd Stars.

Luminosity, who are currently ranked seventh in the world in our official team ranking, had a breeze for most of the best-of-five grand final against Keyd Stars, whose lineup included Renato "nak" Nakano, the previous coach for Luminosity.

After a 16-4 win on de_cache and a 16-2 destruction on de_mirage against Keyd, Luminosity went up 14-1 on the third map of de_cbble before Keyd Stars finally showed some signs of life in the game and began to claw their way back. In the end however, Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and his men got the final two rounds and won the map 16-11.

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 Luminosity K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 67 - 32 +35 - 1.60
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 64 - 35 +29 - 1.50
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Laufnx 56 - 39 +17 - 1.28
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 50 - 39 +11 - 1.14
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 40 - 37 +3 - 1.02
 Keyd K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Brazil Bruno 'bit' Limabit 41 - 55 -14 - 0.83
Brazil Lucas 'DeStiNy' BulloDeStiNy 42 - 54 -12 - 0.77
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV- 37 - 57 -20 - 0.72
Brazil Jean-Michel 'mch' D'Oliveiramch 31 - 56 -25 - 0.64
Brazil Renato 'nak' Nakanonak 31 - 55 -24 - 0.60

MAX5 Invitational final standings:

1. Brazil Luminosity - R$16 000,00 (~$4,000)*
2. Brazil Keyd Stars - R$11 000,00 (~$2,750)*
3. Brazil AlienTech - R$3 500,00 (~$870)
4. Brazil g3x - R$2 500,00 (~$620)
5-6. Brazil Santos.DeX - R$1 250,00 (~$310)
5-6. Brazil Games Academy - R$1 250,00 (~$310)
7-8. Brazil CNB - R$1 000,00 (~$250)
7-8. Argentina NTN - R$1 000,00 (~$250)
9-10. Brazil INTZ - R$500,00 (~$125)
9-10. Brazil Gathers - R$500,00 (~$125) 

*First and second place prizes were doubled.

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

Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1154
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Brazil Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
574
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
Brazil Raphael 'cogu' Camargo
Raphael 'cogu' Camargo
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
89
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
Brazil Renato 'nak' Nakano
Renato 'nak' Nakano
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
412
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
#1
United States DVNTY 
expected
2016-01-10 22:45
#2
frozen | 
Slovakia ArtFull 
finally
2016-01-10 22:45
#19
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Denmark Yung_Leann 
expected
2016-01-10 22:47
expected
2016-01-10 23:38
expected
2016-01-10 22:45
Gg
2016-01-10 22:45
7-8. NTN - R$1 000,00 (~$250) that broke my heart
2016-01-10 22:49
#14
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
expected 9-10
2016-01-10 22:46
mine 2.. :( i was in the first 2 days of event and they are such amazing person.. i want them to come back next time :(
2016-01-10 22:47
#29
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Spain Ornitorrinco 
1000 pesos argentino -> 70$ That broke my "hearth"
2016-01-10 22:49
im pretty sure that brazilian coin value is greater than argentina's coin Somthing around 2x
2016-01-10 23:58
im not sure, but i think is x3 or something like that
2016-01-11 00:16
1 real: 3,44 pesos
2016-01-11 01:01
#137
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Brazil primate_user 
they fucking suck
2016-01-11 02:08
Argentina is so bad rofl 16-0 16-3 Next time give your spot to Chile
2016-01-11 03:27
Chile 16-0 16-0. Argentina beat Chile 16-0... So..
2016-01-11 09:41
How can you be so bad? Rofl
2016-01-11 11:12
Jesus go easy on us dude, there is no such structure for esports in SA as there is in Europe or NA, we doing the best we can
2016-01-11 13:02
Well brazil had the same structure you have now a year ago and they managed to get like 8 rounds from titan in their first tournament and later beat fnatic and c9 in their second one. But relax m8, i was just baiting. I feel you, portugal sucks.
2016-01-11 14:35
Nope, Brazilians always had a better infra structure, we had more championships, we had more spondored e-sport clubs, not in the level of NA but still better than ARG. I believe they can do better if companies start to be interested in CS GO as in Brazil
2016-01-11 22:19
yes, 2 of 4 br teams just fucked up us, but did you see the chileans teams? almost every time an argentinian team play against a chilean team, the argentinian win, there's a "mini cup" playing right now, where argentinian teams are making trash to the chileans, literally I think everytime thay play against chileans they won 16-0 or 16-2 , if I can get the link, i'll post it
2016-01-11 14:12
Brazil is in economic crisis 4 reais = 1 Dollar
2016-01-11 16:35
Argentina is in an economic crisis since 2001
2016-01-11 16:53
When Dilma (our president) Took over everything got worse before was 2 reais = 1 dollar These wretched communists ...
2016-01-11 16:58
bless up
2016-01-10 22:45
Congratulations.
2016-01-10 23:32
you played yourself
2016-01-11 14:10
what a surprise
2016-01-10 22:45
expected
2016-01-10 23:39
If they didn't win someone would've been fired.
2016-01-10 22:45
#41
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Brazil markkrj 
It's not NA my friend.
2016-01-10 22:52
oh shut up ya little shit this was like matchmaking teams man ofc LG would've won and so would of majority of any top 10 NA teams
2016-01-10 23:21
#84
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Brazil markkrj 
You are out of context...
2016-01-10 23:23
#130
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United States GeT_ReiCh 
Yeah in NA they kick bots like TACO
2016-01-11 01:06
#143
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Brazil Mirekz 
if that was true Adren would not be playing for Liquid. ayy
2016-01-11 03:15
#159
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United States GeT_ReiCh 
hes world best awper right behind moE. wat are you want
2016-01-11 04:21
nice b8 m8
2016-01-11 06:27
Yeah sure...
2016-01-11 09:44
#181
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World Reinel 
What a b8...
2016-01-11 10:44
IZI EXPECTED
2016-01-10 22:45
expected
2016-01-10 22:45
#12
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Faroe Islands LIVING_MEME 
omg
2016-01-10 22:45
easy..
2016-01-10 22:47
#16
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Brazil sprk1 
totally unexpected
2016-01-10 22:47
great tournament, amazing stage, no delays and stuf... coldzera MVP with 2.6 KDR, gratz!
2016-01-10 22:47
#23
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Brazil lokodecrack 
no delays Kapppaaaaaaaa
2016-01-10 22:47
every game was being played in the time, they just didn't played earlier when it was possible, that is not a delay.
2016-01-10 22:49
#44
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Brazil lokodecrack 
they delayed a bunch of games, in group phase there was games being delayed for 1 hour, others for 40 minutes, and the first games of yesterday and today started almost 1 hour with delay, but it wasnt much noticeable since hltv org kept changing the time of the matchs accordingly
2016-01-10 22:52
#63
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Brazil adrianoff1 
MAX 5 delayed 1 hour >>>> BSOG delayed 5+ hours
2016-01-10 23:11
gaming paradise was best tournament for having games on time kappa
2016-01-10 23:22
#87
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Brazil lokodecrack 
i am not comparing 2 tournament, i am just stating that max5 had delays unlike these guys saying it didnt had delays, brazilian tournament is far from being gr8, shitty stream quality and constant freezes (they used shitty rig for controlling cameras and counter strike), a lot of interference in microphones (high pitch tones) in the analizers, shitty streaming platform, this max5 had little delays but far from being perfect like tier1 tournaments that only has like 20 minutes of delay because of the analyzing table, other thing i didnt like is that in the first 3 days instead of showing the players that won last round they leave counter strike on the screen in the freeze time (first thing u learn on art classes is using the space and in cases of videos and streams uses the space and the time and for me showing the game in the freezetime makes the stream a bit boring) and since there was a lot of international sponsors the prize money where shitty too (they had to depend on brazilian company to double the prize pool for first and second place) considering the amount of viewers in stream and in venue, reaching 20-25% in the finals what tier1 tournaments achieve (not including majors) overall tournament was good for brazil level but if they want to start showing this to the world they should start at hiring english casters and analizers to be at the venue and overcome streaming problems
2016-01-10 23:26
Just small delays, like all LANs. The other events organized by X5 had 2 or 3 hours of delay. I didn't expect a tournament so well organised.
2016-01-10 22:54
#45
Brazil uRKT 
+1, very good tournament indeed, most of the games were very close and intense!
2016-01-10 22:53
ez for lg
2016-01-10 22:47
Cold Mvp +90, GOD Expected!
2016-01-10 22:48
expected
2016-01-10 22:48
COLD GOD
2016-01-10 22:48
EXPECTED
2016-01-10 22:48
#28
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Brazil kal4sh 
lol i'm suprised
2016-01-10 22:48
#31
HUNDEN | 
Other ToRu 
EZ PZ FalleN GOD
2016-01-10 22:49
I want an fnx sticker...
2016-01-10 22:49
They're already in the next major so you'll be getting one
2016-01-11 03:51
:)
2016-01-11 10:01
taco always last GG
2016-01-10 22:50
the genious with the "leak"
2016-01-11 18:27
Gotcha
2016-01-11 18:28
#35
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United Kingdom FullSpe3d 
expected
2016-01-10 22:51
#36
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Brazil Romarioek 
I'm surprised... Kappa
2016-01-10 22:51
#37
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Brazil ZACKK_SP 
nice lg
2016-01-10 22:51
-taco +boltz or even +hen1
2016-01-10 22:51
hen1 is awper
2016-01-10 23:15
Hen1 will not leave his brother
2016-01-11 09:18
#184
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Are they Siamese brothers or what?
2016-01-11 11:05
#191
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Brazil frohlich 
ahahah, nice1
2016-01-11 11:28
he said already that he only plays in a team with his brother
2016-01-11 14:58
#39
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Brazil karlyn90 
Unexpected
2016-01-10 22:52
good, next time need a big event of all south america contries represented . And please stream in twitch
2016-01-10 22:52
#50
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Brazil lokodecrack 
azubu is sponsoring, only motive we have a 6k$ prize pot is because of them
2016-01-10 22:56
If Argentina got rekt 16-0 imagine countries like Paraguay, venezudla, peru Rofl
2016-01-11 03:30
Venezuelans would get to eat, so it's already a win.
2016-01-11 04:20
Chile, Peru and Colombia had good teams in CS1.6
2016-01-11 09:46
Mediocre teams at best. Always got rekt by brazil But hey, at least they had scenes Now on csgo though...
2016-01-11 11:13
fallen 1.60 LOL
2016-01-10 22:52
Luminosity Gaming winning again in Brazil! GG WP
2016-01-10 22:54
nt favela
2016-01-11 11:07
taco new steel
2016-01-10 22:54
#61
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Brazil bruno4tw 
+1
2016-01-10 23:10
Taco is away botton frag bc he is the entry killer... Steel was lurker, and he usually would see someone from behind and end up dying
2016-01-10 23:20
Taco needs to improve. But your point is right.
2016-01-10 23:29
eZ LG
2016-01-10 22:54
#51
Brazil ezk1 
gg wp
2016-01-10 22:56
#54
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Brazil zezau 
2016-01-10 23:00
Nice LG
2016-01-10 23:01
at the end of the match there was a verbal fight between cold and bit
2016-01-10 23:09
wtf
2016-01-10 23:15
nice
2016-01-10 23:11
ezzzz cold mvp
2016-01-10 23:14
Well, at least bcz is the new coach of g3x.
2016-01-10 23:14
LG <3
2016-01-10 23:14
#68
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Brazil RisenNTC 
easy
2016-01-10 23:15
so ez
2016-01-10 23:16
tfw when even Taco goes positive against you :(
2016-01-10 23:20
#95
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Brazil hugoooo 
2016-01-10 23:34
[*]
2016-01-10 23:43
[*]
2016-01-11 12:40
#77
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Brazil hugoooo 
- GA won two matches by 16x0, still failed to advance for playoffs. - The X5 Arena is top tier, same level of some of the arenas that held 250k tournaments in 2015, you can expect a big international tournament to be held here later this year (they are already in the talkings). - A total of 10 former mibr players attended this lan: fnx from Luminosity nak, bit and mch from KeydStars cky and spacca from CNB-Gaming pava and prd from Santos.Dexterity cogu from INTZ gAuLeS as member of the X5 Arena
2016-01-10 23:20
#85
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
you miss kikooo
2016-01-10 23:24
#86
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Brazil hugoooo 
On the crowd?
2016-01-10 23:25
kikooo took part as commentator in the first day. It was kinda cool, but also, very noticeable that he was out of the game for quite some time, he didn't understand very much of new csgo style and strats.
2016-01-10 23:35
#102
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Brazil hugoooo 
I missed the first day. He shouldn't have back to CS scene imo, last time he tried a comeback, sucked pretty hard, and blamed spacca for their poor performance on IEM Finals in 2009, such a cheap excuse. Now he's not a player, he also don't know shit what's happening because he don't follow CS:GO, he just don't have any reasons to be there anymore.
2016-01-10 23:39
I dont think he is trying to comeback, he is finishing med school and has no intentions to be a player again imo, maybe as a investor for some team but that's it. His being there is for fans I think, I watched mibr win eswc via hltv, and for me, as a 1.6 player it was very cool to see him again, even commentating.
2016-01-10 23:44
first and only tournament these favelas will win in 2016
2016-01-10 23:21
+1, LG toxic shit
2016-01-10 23:22
nt toilet cleaner
2016-01-10 23:33
Why polish ppl hate us so much?
2016-01-11 09:22
dont know. i´m not polish
2016-01-11 16:58
k
2016-01-11 22:54
Isn't $4000 pocket change for them?
2016-01-10 23:26
I doubt that. Considering the investors in br cs scene, the prizepool is more than expected. Going forward, I do expect these values to increase, because i think yesterday and today they manage to sold out.
2016-01-10 23:35
Taco have positive score. #SquadGoals
2016-01-10 23:27
Expected winner, but still a very important event to brazilian CS and a bit to SA. Hoping to see more of these, even when LG and GA are not in Brazil. Gratz for all people involved
2016-01-10 23:31
The presenter of the tournament. Cry gringos: facebook.com/nyvi.oficial/
2016-01-10 23:34
so ez... its not cool
2016-01-10 23:40
#105
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
Taco almost negative on a 3-0 win....
2016-01-10 23:42
expected
2016-01-10 23:58
#106
gas | 
Portugal AllJews 
Would probably be a closer game if ga made it to the finals
2016-01-10 23:42
unexpected
2016-01-10 23:48
#112
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Brazil R_ananias 
First LAN tournament I attended and I really enjoyed it. Despite minor issues, everything was fine! Looking forward for the next time.
2016-01-10 23:53
#114
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
MVP: yeL This guy is insane!
2016-01-10 23:56
#207
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
nt yel
2016-01-11 16:51
#208
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
inveja mata
2016-01-11 16:53
pretty expected that luminosity wins this and also that cogu won't win much of anything yet
2016-01-11 00:01
#118
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Argentina YH!one 
Thanks NTN for representing us and ofc to FalleN and his family that helped them.
2016-01-11 00:08
How does it feel to get 16-3 by freaking alientech?
2016-01-11 03:32
#163
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Argentina YH!one 
How does it feel to be a mad kid full of hate that bash others for what you're never going to accomplish because you're horrible?
2016-01-11 06:25
Thx for reketing this fucking loser
2016-01-11 09:37
And again thanks 4 all bros.
2016-01-11 09:46
If i were a loser my nickname would be NTN
2016-01-11 11:23
Maybe you should ask yourself that before Max5 was saying brazilian teams are bad and NTN would rek them... You were always bashing LG and GA your hyprocite kid Just feels good to troll dumbasses like you. And ok Mr Supreme first class that sucks even on MM, I'm the "horrible" here. GL, perhaps your favorite team doesn't get ultr rekt the next time, fangay
2016-01-11 11:21
#176
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Sweden Rec123 
Alientech is pretty good team m8
2016-01-11 09:50
#119
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France kennySsSsS 
expected
2016-01-11 00:09
expected
2016-01-11 00:10
cool
2016-01-11 00:19
#124
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Brazil AfKW 
I'm glad that Brazil continues being the home of AWPs many good awp players played the champ Yel, FalleN, cogu, Spacca, titi, kng, zqk, hen1
2016-01-11 00:21
>Home of good awp players >Plays vs MM teams Pick one
2016-01-11 02:06
YeL (national revelation, he can do amazin flicks, maybe the best awper here) FalleN (u know him) Hen1 (i dont know if u know him but he is probably the best brazilian awper) Cogu (u know him too)
2016-01-11 15:21
You didn't get my point You can't call them the best awpers in the world when they arent playing against the best or even close to the best teams in the world(lg excluded)
2016-01-12 02:30
i think he meant that br has had sick awpers in the past like cogu and fallen himself, they were feared now just fallen but he is not feared
2016-01-12 10:31
YeL (national revelation, he can do amazin flicks, maybe the best awper here) FalleN (u know him) Hen1 (i dont know if u know him but he is probably the best brazilian awper) Cogu (u know him too)
2016-01-11 09:35
Well..TACO is useless. +1 pls
2016-01-11 00:40
- TACO + skoolage
2016-01-11 00:52
#127
Brazil fp1 
+1
2016-01-11 00:52
- taco + guishorro kappa
2016-01-11 01:03
#133
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Brazil RICIOLI 
only for online matches
2016-01-11 01:26
-taco +any pro net br (skoolage, rasec, dandeus)
2016-01-11 01:38
-TACO + Nova from Vox Kappa123
2016-01-11 02:13
-taco +knight
2016-01-11 03:33
wtf that guy is so fucking pro net HAHAHAHA
2016-01-11 04:16
He's not pronet He's just the biggest brazilian cheater of all time Maybe third becausr of chagas and zera
2016-01-11 04:20
inb4 knight >>> ZERA, ERC, CHAGAS
2016-01-11 04:22
Renew >>>>>>>
2016-01-11 05:13
Great tournament!
2016-01-11 01:19
#132
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
expected
2016-01-11 01:22
Who is the coach of g3x?
2016-01-11 01:36
#141
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Germany rotz 
bczz
2016-01-11 02:39
-taco +yeL
2016-01-11 02:19
#144
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Brazil skuggz 
-Taco +leon
2016-01-11 03:21
nice :)
2016-01-11 03:24
-taco +FODDER
2016-01-11 03:25
#149
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Argentina Bombtrack 
NICE BRAZIL
2016-01-11 03:32
expected
2016-01-11 03:40
Congrats on beating all the shit teams not worthy enough to move to NA.
2016-01-11 06:09
Fallen went ham again ^
2016-01-11 07:04
Cogu's team had pretty weak riflers. The one trying the hardest was fpg and he went ham. cogu himself had some brilliant 3k or 2k rounds but he wasn't as clutch as I expected him to. I feel bad for G3X. YeL is a fucking beast and they probably didn't make it over KeyD because tifa didn't play. Brazil needs more of these LANs. These teams can improve if they stick around.
2016-01-11 07:31
G3X will never go far with knight and maeda. I bet INTZ and CNB will replace some of their players in some months. Give 6 months and we will have a decent scene in brazil. A lot of players coming back now.
2016-01-11 18:37
TACO with possitive KPD, w0w
2016-01-11 10:21
#182
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Brazil bacon1 
2016-01-11 10:46
#183
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
-TACO +boltz
2016-01-11 11:04
#190
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Luxembourg alex24 
taco bottomfragging as usual..
2016-01-11 11:24
wp
2016-01-11 11:50
Real Easy Peasy Lemon Squeazy!
2016-01-11 16:14
n1 wp
2016-01-11 16:16
pijazo
2016-01-11 18:14
2016-01-11 18:38
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