Renegades to play in ESL Pro League

ESL has announced that the wildcard spot in the North American division of its 'Pro League' has been given to Renegades.

The Australian team, who recently relocated to North America to play top-flight Counter-Strike on a regular basis, are the twelfth and final team confirmed for the region's ESL Pro League, kicking off on February 9.

Originally, teams could only gain access to the Pro League by moving up from the Premier division, but the recent changes to the relegation system, introduced by ESL in November, have made it possible for a wildcard team to enter the big league directly.


Renegades join Pro League action 

By competing in the ESL Pro League, which will give away $1.5 million in 2016, Renegades will get the chance to further enhance their international credentials. Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill's men are also due to compete at Intel Extreme Masters Taipei and in the E-League, for which they have been providing streamed content. 

"Renegades is thrilled to participate in the next season of the ESL Pro League," Renegades co-owner Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles said in a statement.

"Our players have traveled a great distance from their homes in Australia and committed to relocating to North America in order to regularly play in a higher level of competition.

"We hope to evolve our gameplay and skill over the course of 2016, and regular league play is the first step towards improvement. We're excited to be in the next season and grow into a stronger, more confident team!"

The following 12 teams will compete in the North American division of the ESL Pro League:

Brazil Luminosity United States Liquid United States CLG
Canada OpTic Gaming United States compLexity United States Cloud9
United States SPLYCE United States Enemy Canada Sponsorless
United States NRG United States Winterfox Australia Renegades
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
78
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.73
#3
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Czech Republic exi77
Lel
2016-01-20 18:30
3 replies
the amount of talent in this league/NA right is going to lift the game of all the teams involved - should be good for when international tournaments happen. super keen to see how far rng get this year!
2016-01-21 02:07
2 replies
y dafuq u lyin
2016-01-21 08:54
1 reply
he meant: how would havoc beard be out of ESL Pro League?
2016-01-21 14:00
#4
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Cyprus Swishh_
expected
2016-01-20 18:30
#5
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Finland Al_Aziz
R.I.P TSM
2016-01-20 18:30
13 replies
and echo fox (m0e and co.) :DDDDD
2016-01-20 19:03
12 replies
they still have the aviato premier spot
2016-01-20 19:30
8 replies
This is ESL not ESEA.
2016-01-20 19:41
7 replies
theyre the same leagues
2016-01-20 19:42
6 replies
oh ok, thanks.. but why are they naming it only after ESL?
2016-01-20 19:45
5 replies
ESL bought ESEA.
2016-01-20 19:50
4 replies
Actually it was MTG that bought both ESL, ESEA and Dreamhack. They are going for world dominance and it's not cool
2016-01-20 22:13
3 replies
gabe must ban that moneywhoring org
2016-01-20 22:16
Doritos bought ESL and ESEA u stupid
2016-01-21 05:20
1 reply
Doritos just got bought out by Cod Owner
2016-01-22 18:41
lineup?
2016-01-20 22:40
2 replies
rumor says m0e,tck,a2z,ryx and maybe sgares but I don't think sgares joining is going to happen.
2016-01-20 23:12
m0e,tck,a2z,ryx,seangares its confirmed
2016-01-21 11:03
#6
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Australia omag
inb4 the salt
2016-01-20 18:30
#7
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Other anarh1st47
top
2016-01-20 18:30
#8
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Israel NorexAgada
Jks time to show up
2016-01-20 18:30
rip denial
2016-01-20 18:30
dick
2016-01-20 18:30
who is in sponsorless?
2016-01-20 18:30
6 replies
Sponsorless is SKDC.
2016-01-20 18:31
5 replies
LOL @ Sponsorless > TSM/mOE's team.
2016-01-20 19:41
4 replies
It isn't a matter of if they are better, they have the Pro League spot from last season.
2016-01-20 19:55
moe's team?Can u tell me who plays with him in a team now?
2016-01-20 20:17
1 reply
#182
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Australia ItsMartyn
Moe, sgares, ryx, tck, a2z
2016-01-20 20:51
KKona > All
2016-01-20 20:47
#12
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Australia PUBG2
Xd
2016-01-20 18:30
1:LG 2:Liquid 3:C9 edit: Ex-method still haven't found a team? LOL
2016-01-20 18:31
10 replies
Liquid will probably go #1 in NA. #s1mpleCSGOD
2016-01-20 18:49
9 replies
LG first even TACO will rekt those newbs, mark my words
2016-01-20 18:53
8 replies
No one in LG is even close to the same skill level as S1mple but their team as a whole is better than those 4 NA players
2016-01-20 19:15
6 replies
HLTV user confirmed so.... s1mple > LG
2016-01-20 19:20
3 replies
yes lol
2016-01-20 23:05
your biased mind makes me laugh
2016-01-21 09:43
1 reply
ayy xdddd
2016-01-21 12:31
kappa
2016-01-20 19:37
lol at this fanboy , cold is deffinetly close the same skill level as s1mple.
2016-01-20 20:37
taco will mac10 s1mple 6 times in 1 game.
2016-01-21 03:30
get rekt tsm
2016-01-20 18:31
what a surprise
2016-01-20 18:31
shitstorm inc
2016-01-20 18:31
noice
2016-01-20 18:31
#22
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Europe jesh
HA HA TSM
2016-01-20 18:31
gl
2016-01-20 18:31
1.LG 2.Liquid 3.CLG 4.c9 5.Optic 6.RNG
2016-01-20 18:33
7 replies
I agree with your list but i think clg will be beneath c9. But thats also because i dont recall who clg picked up xP as their fifth.
2016-01-20 18:39
3 replies
There are still no announcements about their fifth. I considered it was going to be fugly, if it's another fifth, I also see c9 above CLG.
2016-01-20 18:41
2 replies
FugLy would be a good move for CLG
2016-01-20 21:16
Well it is fugly now i can see them above c9 as well.
2016-01-21 01:58
lmfao CLG and Optic above RNG? Renegades have a 3-1 record vs CLG (on lan), and optic are still not at that level. It'll be LG > Liquid > c9 = RNG > CLG > Optic
2016-01-21 01:44
people hold optic in such high regard from what i'm seeing in this article, is this a relatively new team?
2016-01-21 02:03
1 reply
it's shahzam's team, conquest, they got picked up by Optic
2016-01-21 02:38
rip EG...oh wait.
2016-01-20 18:33
The 2 best teams in this NA league arent even from NA xD
2016-01-20 18:34
16 replies
RNG over liquid optic and c9? get better b8 3/8
2016-01-20 18:40
15 replies
haha ok :| liquid and c9 probably, but honestly? optic over rng. We'll see :)
2016-01-20 18:43
C9 no, yes ez optic, proven >liquid no b8 m8 just facts
2016-01-20 18:47
7 replies
#103
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North America ewo
when has rng ever beaten liquid? liquid has beaten them plenty
2016-01-20 19:18
6 replies
jks beat liquid all on his own
2016-01-20 19:31
2 replies
#137
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North America ewo
jks is nutty
2016-01-20 19:54
1 reply
but sadly inconsistent :(
2016-01-20 20:48
They have 2-0'd them a couple of times as both RNG and Vox, for example : hltv.org/match/2299390-liquid-renegades-.. Also Immunity has won against Liquid in a bo3. Liquid has potential but are far from unbeatable.
2016-01-20 22:51
2 replies
#272
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North America ewo
liquid is better though. they basically always have better results. and ever since they changed roles they have been on fire.
2016-01-21 04:57
1 reply
I'd be surprised if RNG is even above CLG/Optic.
2016-01-20 23:19
3 replies
#231
jks | 
Australia pac^
Out of the four times RNG have play CLG CLG have only beat them once. hltv.org/?pageid=188&teamid=6211
2016-01-20 23:38
2 replies
^ All at lan also.
2016-01-21 00:43
Guess we'll see then.
2016-01-21 01:05
Liquid > RNG > Optic/C9
2016-01-21 02:38
#278
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Australia kTw0
Realistically Liquid is better by far, C9 and RNG are on par with each other but optic probably not anywhere close
2016-01-21 05:35
#31
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Portugal SecretJo
"to play top-flight Counter-Strike on a regular basis" EleGiggle Na CS EleGiggle
2016-01-20 18:34
1 reply
#71
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United States Doctor1597
:<
2016-01-20 18:50
So what everyone said for months is finally confirmed. Cool.
2016-01-20 18:34
nice
2016-01-20 18:35
stupid, denial won premier, but they didnt get to pro league because of this wildcard shit, gj fucking ESL morons
2016-01-20 18:35
7 replies
You are right, they deserved to be in this league, BUT Renegades didnt even have the option to qualify(or play their way throught what? 2 or 3 seasons). They have shown that they deserve this spot on LANS. And i would rather see Renegades in this league than denial.
2016-01-20 18:39
They got to play a relegation match and lost. They could have guaranteed a spot based on the changes. All they had to do was beat the 11th rank team in pro league from previous season to get in. pro.eslgaming.com/csgo/proleague/news/ch..
2016-01-20 18:40
4 replies
renegades should've had to play a "play-in" series. lets be honest they haven't shown much at all on the international stage for them to get a free slot.
2016-01-20 18:45
2 replies
Why be mad about this scenario, it can only help the NA CS scene. Luminosity came in and helped the scene and Renegades provides an outside look which will assist as well. Why do a play-in when they have proved themselves far more internationally than any other team that could have been selected.
2016-01-20 18:47
RNGDS = T strats only Havent improved yet (if we look their perfomace in the last international and NA tournaments) I agree they shoud play a play-in series It's so fucking weird... NA players must be really mad
2016-01-20 19:00
Lost to Splyce, yep.
2016-01-20 18:53
Why take a shit team to the league instead of a better team?
2016-01-20 19:47
ez 4 jks
2016-01-20 18:36
Bloody oath!
2016-01-20 18:36
16-0
2016-01-20 18:36
#39
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Finland Wozzw
1. LG 2. Liquid 3. C9 4. RNG 5. Complexity
2016-01-20 18:36
1 reply
3.RNG 4.Ex-CQ 5. C9 imo
2016-01-20 18:38
TSM? o w8
2016-01-20 18:37
one hit wonders
2016-01-20 18:40
Good luck to them. Their stickers look nice so gogogo!
2016-01-20 18:40
ESL at it again
2016-01-20 18:41
nice xddxDxD
2016-01-20 18:41
Fuck yeah!! RNG is undeniable better than half these teams. It will be fun to see how well the compete with the better ones. This is the year RNG gets mad XP.
2016-01-20 18:41
Ez for LG and Renegades
2016-01-20 18:42
3 replies
#277
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Australia kTw0
eZ my friend. BR,OCE>NA
2016-01-21 05:33
2 replies
+1 Havoc, JKS and SpunJ > NA
2016-01-21 05:45
1 reply
#292
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Australia kTw0
fallen, coldzera, fer > EU
2016-01-21 05:54
Looks like TSM will be going try hard in Turner,Cevo,Face it
2016-01-20 18:42
wasn't a team kicked so an AU team can play in the NA division....? sad
2016-01-20 18:42
1 reply
Yes, I am all up in tears because NA shitter team number 17 can't get wrecked 16-5 in every game.
2016-01-20 18:44
Nice
2016-01-20 18:43
EZiest money of LG's life
2016-01-20 18:44
Such a shame that ESL changed their ruling halfway through the season, shame for Denial. Still not sold on this RNG roster though. People citing that RGN lan clearly didn't watch what a disaster that LAN was.
2016-01-20 18:45
7 replies
#184
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Australia ItsMartyn
Considering RNG played like 5 BO3s in a row and only lost to C9, I think they did pretty good.
2016-01-20 20:54
6 replies
5 Bo3s in a row on a single day, with insane delays. It's more of a sign of their resilience/stamina than ability to play CS:GO. Liquid, for example, had a match at midnight the night before. Then another match at 10am, and then sporadically played Bo3's throughout the day. By the time they played Renegades it was like 2am. Comparing how good teams are under those circumstances is a complete joke.
2016-01-20 21:08
5 replies
oh yes because comparing how people play video games at any time of day is irrelevant because they might be hungry.
2016-01-20 23:16
4 replies
I agree. We should also have Usain Bolt run the Olympic 100 metre after a bender the previous night. And then base actual analysis off it other than his life decisions.
2016-01-20 23:18
3 replies
you also realise that in most cases rng travelled for more than 2 days BY AIR to get to any event? irrelevant rant: if i were american, i wouldnt honestly give two shits that denial lost out, because half of denial went to tsm anyway, so they'd be over the moon regardless of EEPL spot. but as has been said already, denial lost the relegation match that they had to get the spot in the pro league, so it's not like they didn't have a chance.
2016-01-20 23:21
2 replies
Sigh. I'm going to insult you rather than point out the biases/flaws in your argument. You're a moron.
2016-01-20 23:31
1 reply
you're a north american fan arguing with an australian fan over an australian team beating a north american team getting in. pants on head retarded
2016-01-20 23:50
Awesome Go go boys
2016-01-20 18:45
Proper bullshit. ESL can pick favorites. Pure scum. Broke up a team for this bullshit.
2016-01-20 18:46
#69
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Brazil 5WorldCup
Games Academy > Renegades
2016-01-20 18:49
8 replies
Same GA that lost 0-2 to Tectonic? l0l
2016-01-20 18:57
6 replies
#107
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Brazil 5WorldCup
GA was without two players (fnx, taco)
2016-01-20 19:22
you are clueless lmao
2016-01-20 20:17
4 replies
I am? Had no idea honestly.
2016-01-20 20:18
3 replies
#173
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Brazil woody77
playing with dead (manager) , nice argument my friend GA deserves more than Renegads this invite
2016-01-20 20:37
2 replies
What did GA ever achieve on lan?
2016-01-20 21:25
Renegades would thump ga back to the time of the aztecs
2016-01-21 01:47
#281
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Australia kTw0
So that means Luminosity>GA then? Renegades would send them back to their favela with their salty head in their assholes
2016-01-21 05:40
any asian team want to go in NA to play in a "high" level ...
2016-01-20 18:51
5 replies
How the fuck are Australians "Asain"??
2016-01-21 03:20
4 replies
In CS we are technically considered an "Asian" team because we qualify to the Major through an Asian qualifier but holy hell the amount of salt by NA.
2016-01-21 04:21
3 replies
Should be called the Oceania qualifier then aha, bc not all teams are "Asian"
2016-01-22 05:40
2 replies
btw i was meaning an asian team (china,hong kong,japan,etc) since an oceanian team went in na and 2 brazilians team.
2016-01-22 18:51
1 reply
But this thread is talking about Renegades, a Australian team, if what your said was true, this isn't the place to be talking about the other "Asian" teams, but okey
2016-01-23 04:57
They'll get rekt by NA. Quite sure about that.
2016-01-20 18:51
1 reply
Did you watch the RNG Lan?
2016-01-23 04:58
#74
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Brazil 5WorldCup
Renegades was to play the 3 division, the same happened with the Games Academy --'
2016-01-20 18:52
1 reply
#282
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Australia kTw0
Yep RIP in 7-1 favela boy, Renegades here to 2-0 Luminosity again mate. GA wouldnt stand a chance
2016-01-21 05:42
Man I just loved people getting undeserved spots into the highest tier of play. Good job ESL!
2016-01-20 18:53
7 replies
undeserved? LOL good ol' hltv users
2016-01-20 20:39
6 replies
Did they play through the ladders and win the leagues to earn that spot? No? Then STFU.
2016-01-20 20:44
5 replies
They earned that spot by beating teams on LAN like LG and liquid. Renegades have proven they are better than the majority of the teams in the pro league. Go crawl back under your rock now.
2016-01-20 21:59
4 replies
No they didn't earn shit. Winning 1 or 2 lan matches doesnt mean actual shit when you cant do it consistently. Denial actually earned that spot by winning leagues and ladders and working their way up. If Renegades wants a spot at the top then they should have to do the same. Just cause you move from a different region doesn't entitle you to a place among the best. It defeats the entire purpose of the ladder system for these teams if ESEA and ESL can just say oh you did everything you needed to do to make it to the top? Oh well too bad we don't care. That's so much bullshit
2016-01-20 22:02
3 replies
not really, its not bullshit, if fnatic were to move to NA (EleGiggle) they would be directly invited, as would any team that could clearly outperform most of the league's participants in previous matches. RNG have 2-0'd LG on lan before.... which is more than can be said of most american teams
2016-01-20 23:18
2 replies
Fnatic would be a team that would play from open just for the satisfaction of beating everyone tbh
2016-01-21 00:14
1 reply
tru
2016-01-21 00:15
#77
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Norway billson
Finally a good move by ESL.
2016-01-20 18:53
16-0
2016-01-20 18:53
I'm really glad its them Now we get to collect all the Aussie tears when they don't make playoffs :)
2016-01-20 18:58
4 replies
#280
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Australia kTw0
Remember that you have Donald Trump running for president... America = Laughing stock of the world
2016-01-21 05:39
3 replies
Yeah d00d I totally care!
2016-01-21 16:26
2 replies
#321
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Australia kTw0
Mhmm, stupid americans
2016-01-22 05:06
1 reply
Says the person judging someone else because of their flag. Ignorant :)
2016-01-22 06:15
gratz renegades you got something because you complained and whined like little pussie babies because you feel "entintled" to not having to play trough open and main before the pro league you are truly a guys of renegades, always getting stuff because your smack talk without ever deserving or having to work for it.
2016-01-20 19:02
2 replies
Be happy they most likely wont achieve anyhting incs.
2016-01-20 19:30
1 reply
just like you EleGiggle
2016-01-22 03:21
inb4 16-0
2016-01-20 19:00
Oh nice, happy for renegades...btw the whole of australia should be put into NA, if it werent for the time zone difference...whats is it btw, between USA and Australia?
2016-01-20 19:03
1 reply
16 hours between Melbourne and New York
2016-01-21 01:49
renegades new #1 NA
2016-01-20 19:03
1 reply
Gr8 b8
2016-01-20 19:46
unexpected
2016-01-20 19:04
#91
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CIS Laggy
great
2016-01-20 19:08
Still shit division
2016-01-20 19:08
GA >>>>>>> RNG
2016-01-20 19:08
Renegades is a sexy team.
2016-01-20 19:10
Yeah lets give a spot to a team just because they had themselves a whinge about it on Twitter.
2016-01-20 19:15
6 replies
who else would have received the slot? lets be honest RNG are probably top6-8 NA quite easily
2016-01-20 19:17
5 replies
You find out through relegation like normal people instead of bitching about how unfair it is to have to follow the rules.
2016-01-20 19:22
lol no any of m0e's suspected lineups would have been better (m0e tck monte a2z +1) (m0e sean ryx tck a2z) even that garbage tsm lineup wouldve been better
2016-01-20 19:23
3 replies
well if you're not going to be logical there is no point in a rebuttal.
2016-01-20 19:27
2 replies
lol just wait for the results at taipei where they lose to asian teams ready for a worse result than flipside without s1mple in invite? :)
2016-01-20 20:21
1 reply
last time RNG went to asia RNG > myRevenge 16-2 RNG > QeeYou 16-8 RNG > NeckBreak 16-0 please sir, tell me some more
2016-01-20 21:28
Renegades too bad... Games Academy is better i think.
2016-01-20 19:21
1 reply
#284
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Australia kTw0
I think you are a deluded favela fangay. 2-0'd Luminosity fam
2016-01-21 05:44
#111
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Brazil markkrj
Fuck it.. They might have fought GA.
2016-01-20 19:24
#112
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North America Medusza
New TSM should probably taken ex-SKDC or ex-Method I'd much rather see them play personally. Also CLG and coL really need to announce their full lineups before she can say anything about the coming league.
2016-01-20 19:24
"North America" and "higher level of competition" in the same sentence. That statement must be a joke
2016-01-20 19:27
2 replies
OCE/AU scene is garbage aside from Immunity and Renegades
2016-01-20 20:25
1 reply
#186
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Australia ItsMartyn
Lolno? Top 4 are pretty equal, but rng is gonna pull ahead cause they get to play against internationals.
2016-01-20 20:57
Spunj rage incoming
2016-01-20 19:30
I thought RNG returned to AUS early this year?
2016-01-20 19:35
2 replies
only for christmas i believe to be back with their familys
2016-01-20 21:36
1 reply
ah I see, ty
2016-01-20 21:41
The most retarded thing ever, they should have made a qualifiers and added everyone instead of the "Wild card" thing. Unfair to TSM/aviato/exdenial.
2016-01-20 19:47
LOL the ping will be fun unless RNG is still in America
2016-01-20 19:47
1 reply
they are back in their gaming house in Las Vegas ( in a casino infact), they only went back to Oz for Xmas holidays.
2016-01-20 23:25
GA?
2016-01-20 19:47
gl aussies
2016-01-20 19:53
ez 16-0 luminosity
2016-01-20 19:54
19 replies
ez 2-0 renegades
2016-01-21 00:53
16 replies
16-0 > 2-0 ezpzlmnsqz
2016-01-21 20:55
15 replies
lol you wish 3rd worlder
2016-01-21 23:09
14 replies
omg dont start insulting just because your team is shit af. go fuck some kangaroos and chill down you noob.
2016-01-21 23:10
13 replies
if our team is shit af, your team is even worse. 2-0
2016-01-22 00:17
12 replies
yes man, for sure LG is worse than any kangaroo team, yes, indeed, you are right, kktnxbye
2016-01-22 03:04
11 replies
2-0
2016-01-22 06:46
10 replies
16-0
2016-01-22 15:42
9 replies
2-0
2016-01-22 22:57
8 replies
16-0
2016-01-22 23:22
7 replies
2-0
2016-01-22 23:30
6 replies
16-0
2016-01-25 02:13
5 replies
2-0
2016-01-25 05:08
4 replies
16-0
2016-01-25 12:20
3 replies
2-0
2016-01-25 13:52
2 replies
16-0
2016-01-25 13:52
1 reply
2-0
2016-01-25 13:53
#286
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Australia kTw0
Luminosity winning a bo3? I arent think that..
2016-01-21 05:45
1 reply
I arent to, but EEPL is bo1
2016-01-21 20:13
Denial deserved this spot.
2016-01-20 19:58
1 reply
Fuck no Denial didn't deserve this spot lmao,Have you seen how hard Renegades have been working between Aus and NA? Have you seen Jks play? jeez,Denial would get rekt against them :D Speaking the truth bro.
2016-01-20 20:02
NICE, much better than some tier 3 NA pug team.
2016-01-20 20:06
#147
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Brazil NaScene
Renegades to lose 0-16 to LG :D
2016-01-20 20:06
1. Liquid 2. LG 3. C9 4. CLG 5. Renegades 6. Optic 7. Enemy 8. Complexity 9. Splyce 10. Winterfox 11. Ex-method 12. Sponsorless
2016-01-20 20:10
10 replies
Liquid over LG rofl
2016-01-20 20:14
3 replies
They are much better on LAN.
2016-01-20 20:38
2 replies
#191
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Switzerland pazzo0
rofl
2016-01-20 21:11
rofl
2016-01-20 23:03
#153
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Brazil zSkiies
1. LG 2. Liquid 3. C9 4. Renegades 5. CLG 6. Optic 7. Enemy 8. Complexity 9. Splyce 10. Winterfox 11. Ex-method 12. Sponsorless
2016-01-20 20:14
1 reply
+1
2016-01-22 03:25
Switch Renegades and CLG, and LG and Liquid and you're correct
2016-01-20 21:11
3 replies
#232
jks | 
Australia pac^
Why switched CLG with renegades. RNG are better than CLG if you look at the statistics they have beat them more.
2016-01-20 23:43
2 replies
... that's what i said, look at the post i replied to
2016-01-20 23:57
1 reply
#235
jks | 
Australia pac^
Oh sorry thought u talking about zSkiies post
2016-01-20 23:59
It's going to be very nice to watch this league. LG aways chokes on NA tournaments, so i woudn't take lg as top 1 for granted.
2016-01-20 20:12
G.A is better then half of those teams, anyway good luck to all.
2016-01-20 20:15
7 replies
G.A is not better than C9 LG Liquid CLG Renegades Optic Enemy That's more than half
2016-01-20 20:30
5 replies
Over GA-2015 only C9, LG, Liquid, CLG and RNG maybe. But ok we need to see them after the new roster changes
2016-01-20 20:35
4 replies
Without the guys that went to LG, I am 100% sure all the teams I said could stomp them.
2016-01-20 20:55
3 replies
#192
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Switzerland pazzo0
no, they are better than Enemy, in the same level of CLG and RNG in my opinion.
2016-01-20 21:12
2 replies
Without fnx and taco? I don't think so.
2016-01-20 21:19
1 reply
#196
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Switzerland pazzo0
hen1 and shoowtime are good too m8, boltz is a good player too.
2016-01-20 21:20
#287
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Australia kTw0
I agree man GA shoudlve got a spot and I am not happy with the way RNG got it from their constant bitching, but I think RNG is a better pick than GA
2016-01-21 05:47
great opportunity for them
2016-01-20 20:17
#161
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Europe Scottxaxa
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL. That's going to be Liquids no problem, the team in that is a pile of shit. Cloud9 only decent one, imo. S1mple is coming for you bush boys.
2016-01-20 20:19
1 reply
#288
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Australia kTw0
Hows it feel, knowing that your convicts have a higher quality of life and more success than you?
2016-01-21 05:49
NA CS Kappa
2016-01-20 20:20
i hope they got their 'swagger' back after getting raped by liquid.
2016-01-20 20:26
No G2 ?
2016-01-20 20:27
#169
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Brazil woody77
FUCK ESEA Renegads not deserve this invite
2016-01-20 20:35
11 replies
yeah man
2016-01-20 20:54
#187
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Australia ItsMartyn
Who deserves it then? GA the tier 10 team? Or denial, the team that lost a BO3 to players that had high ping?
2016-01-20 20:59
9 replies
#193
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Brazil woody77
GA TIER 10? IF GA is tier 10, what to talk about RNG? The team played two majors and was eliminated in last place in both Good point GA tier10, that GA is much better individually than Renegads, has no comparison. But if even then you are stupid enough to think that the RNG deserved invite, while the champion of the Professional League received no chances to compete, then you must be a thief in your country, because it is clearly a theft. RNG most overrated team in history, everyone thinks they are Tier2 / 3, but never proved nothing, at most win vs Imunnity to get vacancies i major championships actually the scenario of Australia is so bad, that Brazil would have 4/5 teams that are better than any team in Australia, yet we do not get the same chance Bye piece of shit ;)
2016-01-20 21:13
7 replies
all you have to do is call a brazilian team tier 10 and you get a wall of text from the great fanboy woody
2016-01-20 21:43
3 replies
he is stupid don't listen him, RNG is a great team
2016-01-21 01:58
2 replies
#289
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Australia kTw0
Thanks fam.
2016-01-21 05:50
#294
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Australia ItsMartyn
Thanks fam, LG is good too, hope to see them competing with the big boys soon.
2016-01-21 08:51
Lol youre typical stupid brazilian. They got 15 place out of 20 in HLTV ranking and i think they deserved that spot. Also i'm quite like GA but still RNG is still a better team. Not to mention achievement, but individually and as a team rng hands down
2016-01-20 21:49
"The team played two majors" How many have GA been in?
2016-01-21 04:25
denial, the team that EARNED the pro slot every season until mid last season = win premier, free slot into pro i don't mind RNG, or GA, or whatever, non-NA teams will be interesting but deep down i still want denial :(
2016-01-20 21:21
whos that sponsorless team?
2016-01-20 20:36
LETS FKN GO RNG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2016-01-20 20:36
1 reply
#290
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Australia kTw0
ty nz
2016-01-21 05:51
#176
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Brazil hugoooo
Looking great! Next year with Denial and GA will be even stronger.
2016-01-20 20:42
gl
2016-01-20 20:48
>NA >Top flight
2016-01-20 21:30
LG aways chokes on NA tournaments!
2016-01-20 21:41
Good job. I'm a big fan of renegades and love to hear that. Also anyone who said denial and GA is more deserved to play in this tournament is clueless. Denial is a nonamer pugstars team and will get rekt by RNG easily. GA is not better than RNG.
2016-01-20 21:46
4 replies
You clearly have no clue who Denial was.
2016-01-21 01:12
3 replies
Ik and who cares about this team. Theyre not even better enemyGG and coL even WFX would rekt this team. Have they reached international achievement? Nah
2016-01-21 01:51
2 replies
Has RNG? nah.
2016-01-21 02:23
1 reply
Still million times better than denied. Oh wait, denial
2016-01-21 05:13
#211
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United States ferdog
Good for them. Gonna be a pretty competitive season of EEPL.
2016-01-20 22:24
they should kick out ex-method and bring in new tsm
2016-01-20 22:34
GZ!
2016-01-20 23:01
1) LG 2) Liquid 3) c9 4) CLG 5) OpTic 6) RNG 7) Enemy 8) Method early predictions from a nobody on HLTV 8)
2016-01-20 23:09
3 replies
#295
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Australia ItsMartyn
RNG > Optic easily, dunno about CLG with Fugly tho.
2016-01-21 08:51
2 replies
i dunno, rng is so inconsistent, i have no idea where to put them. at times they look like they could be #2 on this list and at other times they look like #8 edit: but regardless, these are my predictions, its not ranking of best teams. rng could absolutely be better but im taking optic over them for the season
2016-01-22 02:46
1 reply
+1
2016-01-22 03:07
I dont know why there is so much hate towards the aus team lol.. this makes the whole league fun and exciting. If you don't think they deserve to be here then just bet aginast them and u have an easy road.. Also I'd love to see Chiefs play some NA teams, especially tince they picked up topguN. Let's see how they and RNG go in Taipei
2016-01-20 23:27
5 replies
#236
jks | 
Australia pac^
They picked up topguN what......
2016-01-21 00:00
3 replies
Chiefs picked up top gun? Lmao
2016-01-21 00:07
2 replies
imgur.com/dkWzbwC Looks like it
2016-01-21 01:47
hes a stand in for one of their players who is having visa issues
2016-01-21 02:01
Topgun is just filling in for chrisoaow for Taipei
2016-01-21 01:32
1)Liquid 2)C9 3)LG 4)Optic 5)CLG 6)RNG
2016-01-21 01:42
4 replies
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2016-01-21 02:40
#296
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Australia ItsMartyn
1)Liquid/LG 3)C9 4)RNG 5)CLG 6)Optic
2016-01-21 08:52
1 reply
I can dig that
2016-01-21 09:49
You know someone is talking shit when they put CLG above RNG, look at the results you doughnut RNG have beaten CLG a lot
2016-01-22 03:09
1)Luminosity 2)Liquid 3)C9 4)RNG
2016-01-21 01:52
3 replies
#306
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Australia ItsMartyn
I think 1) Luminosity/LG is more reasonable, if s1mple plays as he does normally then I think LG and Liquid are going to be a lot more even, rather than how LG were better than Liquid.
2016-01-21 14:01
2 replies
#307
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North America Foxaika
Hasn't Liquid consistently beaten LG?
2016-01-21 14:46
1 reply
#314
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Australia ItsMartyn
with s1mple I think Liquid will probably start winning against Luminosity before, they'll still be pretty even though.
2016-01-22 00:19
All these NA tears are great for my skin
2016-01-21 02:09
gl aussies!
2016-01-21 02:47
why do people even think optic are good LOL 1. LG 2. Liquid 3. c9 4. RNG 5. CLG 6. NME 7. OpTic srsly
2016-01-21 03:17
1 reply
Historically accurate, though I like to hold out hope for results in 2016~
2016-01-21 12:38
#273
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United Kingdom peaks
Nice!
2016-01-21 05:06
rubish team
2016-01-21 05:17
GamesAcademy>L.A. Renegades.
2016-01-21 05:37
1 reply
#291
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Australia kTw0
nah go back to starcraft
2016-01-21 05:53
they will bootcamp in the casino again
2016-01-21 12:36
#324
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Czech Republic RNGendr1
ez renegades boys trust me
2016-01-22 06:32
gg
2016-01-22 06:42
LG will win this one
2016-01-25 12:26
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