GS Global eSports Cup preview

The Game Show Global eSports Cup kicks off on Thursday, February 4th, which means it's time to present you with the eight teams who will be present at the $200,000 tournament in Vilnius, Lithuania, and give you an idea on their chances.

Game Show Global eSports Cup taking place in Game Show TV studios in Vilnius, Lithuania, will run from February 4-7, with eight teams battling for a total of $200,000 in prizemoney.

The tournament will start with group stage played in the GSL bracket format, with all matches played in a best-of-three. The first-placed team will advance directly to semi-finals, while second and third-placed teams will go to quarter-finals to battle against teams from the other group.

The groups look followingly:

Group A Group B
 EnVyUs  Cloud9
 dignitas  Astralis
 FlipSid3  Method
 CLG  G2

All teams except for Method are featured in our Top 20 team ranking of January. EnVyUs and Astralis are naturally the highest-placed teams, as well as the two big favourites, sitting at third and fourth place, respectively.

Without further ado, let's get into all eight teams present in Vilnius over the prolonged weekend to see what their recent history looks like, as well what their chances are at the tournament overall:

EnVyUs (#3 in our team ranking)

France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer
France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub
France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt
France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire
France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey

EnVyUs are heading into the Global eSports Cup as one of the two big favourites, seeing as the Frenchmen and Astralis are the only elite-level teams in attendance.

It's still quite clear that the team is going through internal issues however, which seemingly appeared shortly after coming out victorious at the last major. The change of leadership from Happy to NBK- is likely the result of that, but it remains to be seen whether that will fix the inconsistency.

The addition of Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez as coach should be able to help them a great deal with those issues, and having a masters degree in psychology certainly doesn't hurt being in that position. The newest addition should give them a boost in morale and strategy as well, as he proved to be a capable analyst at numerous events.


EnVyUs seem to rely on apEX showing up

Being able to apply such analysis in-game can prove to be a hard task however, as the job includes more than just being able to identify problems—which Maniac seems to be very good at—, but also solving them and figuring out a way for them not to happen again.

At Minsk EnVyUs advanced from first place in their group after a narrow Questionmark encounter, and a dismantling of fnatic, but suddenly dropped in time for playoffs in the semi-finals with Natus Vincere.

It seems the team heavily relies on apEX showing up in good form, which also showed in Minsk—he played great in groups, especially against fnatic, but couldn't make an impact at all in the aforementioned semi-finals.

Player to watch: France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire

dignitas (#9)

Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen
Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye
Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke
Denmark Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann
Norway Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel

dignitas made a leap in the rankings and in terms of general recognition after DreamHack ZOWIE Open Leipzig. They hopped from 14th place to 9th thanks to a great performance in Germany, which saw them advance from groups over Virtus.pro and mousesports.

Against Virtus.pro they showed issues in clutch situations and afterplants in general, as the Poles came out on top of several disadvantageous situations, especially on de_cbble.

What bodes well for them is that they still managed to win the elimination match despite those issues. For one it proves that they can keep morale up even after tough losses, which RUBINO confirmed in an interview with us.

dignitas can go far if Kjaerbye shows up in similar form as in Leipzig

The event as a whole was a breakout performance from Kjaerbye, who always showed potential but never actually carried his team to solid placing. That time he did, especially on the deciding map against Virtus.pro (45-26 score in a double-overtime battle). He also showed a great deal of consistency in Leipzig, only recording a sub-1.00 rating on one out of eight maps (in the initial match against Astralis). 

If he keeps the same form, I can see dignitas giving EnVyUs a run for their money and advancing to playoffs from second place. I would even give them a small edge over G2 and Cloud9, depending on who they would meet in the quarter-finals from the other group, which would give them another top four placing.

Player to watch: Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye

FlipSid3 (#14)

Ukraine Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy
Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov
Ukraine Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk
Ukraine Oleksandr "Shara" Hordieyev
Russia Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin

A big question mark is hanging over FlipSid3's heads. They haven't attended a LAN event since DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca, over three months, and since then they also went through a lineup change.

Their LAN debut with Shara, who stepped in for the departed Vadim "DavCost" Vasilyev (who was never FlipSid3's permanent player, merely a stand-in officially), will a big tell on where the team is heading, as they are facing a couple of teams that aren't considered elite, and have a chance of going through to quarter-finals.

The team hasn't been very successful ever since Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev left the team shortly after ESWC, although lately they were quite close to qualifying to a couple of events, DreamHack Open Leipzig (fell short to SK in semi-finals, the deciding stage) and IEM Katowice.

After their LAN-less hiatus it's tough to call whether the team has what it takes to defeat CLG or dignitas. Their first test will be the against the tougher of the two, a fired-up Danish squad in the initial round, which I don't see them passing.

Player to watch: Ukraine Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk

CLG (#16)

United States James "hazed" Cobb
United States Josh "jdm64" Marzano
United States Stephen "reltuC" Cutler
United States Tarik "tarik" Celik
United States Jacob "FugLy" Medina

Last but not least in group A we have CLG, another team who have undergone a lineup change recently. Pujan "FNS" Mehta was left out in the cold following the restructuring of the team, while Liquid's former player FugLy arrived.

Considering reltuC has been calling for the team for quite a while now, it's definitely a step up, as in terms of individual performance he is a level above an underwhelming FNS, whose role was unclear after the change in leadership.

They will also have the help of their new coach, Faruk "pita" Pita, who should be able to pitch in to restructure the roles a bit for FugLy to adapt more quickly. He is not a star by any measure, so they probably won't shuffle roles too much, but he was quite consistent in Liquid at the recent LANs, even against top-tier competition.

I don't see this team even coming close to beating EnVyUs in a best-of-three at the moment, but they are favoured over FlipSid3 in my eyes, and should have a fair chance against dignitas, too.

Player to watch: United States Jacob "FugLy" Medina

Cloud9 (#12)

United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert
United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham
United States Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir
United States Jake "Stewie2K" Yip
Canada Mike "shroud" Grzesiek

Towards the end of 2015 Cloud9, whom many didn't consider the best team in the region at the time, managed to find their way to success, at least within North America.

A win at the iBUYPOWER Cup and RGN Pro Series surely boosted their confidence, they couldn't replicate that same success online however, or against international competition for that matter.

What I see as an issue for the team is the loss of Sean "seang@res" Gares, as the biggest strength of that team was always his prep before events and ability to adapt depending on which team he faces, which the players praised many times.


All eyes will be on Stewie2k

Cloud9 were unable to get another in-game leader in his stead, or a coach that could be able to lead from behind the team, which means n0thing will be the in-game leader for now. There is seemingly no one else who can lead except for him, but it's still not ideal for someone with a reputation of missing important calls from time to time.

Overall I expect Cloud9 to go back to a looser style, with freakazoid and newcomer Stewie2K being the first two to enter a site, or trying to find picks all over the map. That might help shroud gain a bit more confidence within his own role, while Skadoodle should be solid as a rock as usual.

Player to watch: United States Jake "Stewie2K" Yip

Astralis (#4)

Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen
Denmark René "cajunb" Borg
Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz
Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth

Astralis, the second big favourite at the tournament, once again have much to prove. With only one other elite-level team in attendance, they are looking to solidify their stance in rankings as the fourth-best team in the world.

Previously the Danes have only had issues against top-tier teams, which they faced again in Minsk at the start of the year, losing to both fnatic and EnVyUs in the group stage before playing a close series with Natus Vincere in quarter-finals.

DreamHack Leipzig forced us to re-think that statement however, as they went into an overtime battle with a very individualistic mousesports in groups. Then they weren't all too competitive in the semi-finals against Luminosity, although that was quite expected at the time due to the Brazilians' improvement.


Astralis are highly favoured over anyone but EnVyUs

What came as a surprise to me was device's return to the bottom of the table in an important match, after he seemed to have resolved his early 2015 issues throughout the latter half of the year.

Everything should go back to normal at this event though, Astralis are facing Method in the initial round, a match that is pretty much impossible to lose seeing as the Russians even had to swap two players. Cloud9 or G2 in the following round will probably not be without a few issues here and there, but Astralis are naturally highly favoured over both, as well as over any team outside of EnVyUs from the other group.

Player to watch: Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz

Method (Unranked)

Russia Nikita "waterfaLLZ" Matveyev
Russia Savelii "jmqa" Bragin
Russia Alexey "ub1que" Polivanov
Estonia Kristjan "fejtZ" Allsaar
Estonia Hendrik "cheti" Vallimägi

If there is one clear underdog at the tournament, it's surely Method. Not only are they a team that hasn't been at an international LAN since July 2015, when they attended the ESL One Cologne Main Qualifier, falling short to Property and OverGaming there to finish in last place.

They are also a team that had to swap out two players due to Dmitriy "facecrack" Alekseyev and Ivan "spaze" Obrezhan being unable to get visas for the event. The two replacing players are two Estonians, youngster fejtZ and cheti, who previously played under OnlineBots

The duo they lost were arguably their two best players, who helped the team win the CIS LAN Championship #2, and with whom they finished in 3rd-4th place at the CIS Minor following a narrow three-map loss to eventual winners Gambit.


ub1que's Method are looking to gain experience, at least individually 

Method then bombed out of the EU/CIS Last Chance Qualifier, as they couldn't get past three rounds in total in their best-of-three series against Aleksi "allu" Jalli's ENCE in the initial round.

It would have been a tough event for Method even without losing a couple of players, and then they could at least take it as valuable experience going forward. Now they need to go as a mixteam, more or less, with inexperienced players, which means we will see them exit the competition after four one-sided maps, most likely.

Player to watch: Estonia Kristjan "fejtZ" Allsaar

G2 (#11)

Belgium Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans
France Richard "shox" Papillon
France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux
France Cédric "RpK" Guipouy
Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom

Last in group B is ex-Titan, now known as G2 eSports after being picked up by the Spanish organization earlier this week. The 11th team in the world, according to our ranking, is definitely not the team that they once were.

After losing another swap with EnVyUs they didn't seem to get any better, not even with ScreaM returning to the team when Maniac couldn't find a fitting role for himself after shox's arrival

DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca was another disappointment from Titan, who couldn't make it out of groups yet again. There they couldn't finish off NiP on de_cache, and crumbled completely on the second map afterwards.


Ex6TenZ's G2 can make a top four finish in Vilnius

They should be quite satisfied with their performance at CEVO Season 8 Finals, defeating Na`Vi and Luminosity in groups there (the worse versions of them, to be fair) and getting to semi-finals wasn't bad for a team that seemingly can't find a way out of underperformance.

Ex6TenZ's team kick off with a match-up with Cloud9, a match-up they should be favoured going into, not by much though. If they win, they have a shot at surprising an issue-filled Astralis team, but I don't think it's very likely.

Depending on where they end up, they will meet either CLG or dignitas in the quarter-finals most likely, the first of which they should be able to come out on top of, but I wouldn't be so sure of that about the Danes.

Player to watch: France Richard "shox" Papillon


Who will you root for at the upcoming Game Show Global eSports Cup? Let us know who you think will make it far in the comments below.

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United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
789
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
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
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1248
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1110
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Russia Nikita 'waterfaLLZ' Matveyev
Nikita 'waterfaLLZ' Matveyev
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
694
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Russia Ivan 'spaze' Obrezhan
Ivan 'spaze' Obrezhan
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
534
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
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
United States James 'hazed' Cobb
James 'hazed' Cobb
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
736
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
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 Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
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
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Russia Savelii 'jmqa' Bragin
Savelii 'jmqa' Bragin
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
889
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pita
Faruk 'pita' Pita
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
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
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Estonia Hendrik 'cheti' Vallimägi
Hendrik 'cheti' Vallimägi
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
151
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Russia Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
925
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
United States Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
856
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Oleksandr 'Shara' Hordieyev
Oleksandr 'Shara' Hordieyev
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
376
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1195
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
971
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1177
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
899
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
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
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
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:
1256
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Estonia Kristjan 'fejtZ' Allsaar
Kristjan 'fejtZ' Allsaar
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
576
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
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
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1203
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Russia Alexey 'ub1que' Polivanov
Alexey 'ub1que' Polivanov
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
491
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
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
nice
2016-02-03 14:59
you are the best, smartest and fastest guy! always top comment
2016-02-03 15:00
agreed
2016-02-03 15:00
#97
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
[*] Method, going to get pounded so fucking hard.
2016-02-03 18:05
Not a fat sweaty nerd who sits there all day spamming refresh?
2016-02-03 15:15
#66
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Sweden MasturB 
not as fat as you
2016-02-03 15:47
expected
2016-02-03 22:15
I hope it will be a great tournament
2016-02-03 15:07
#39
France 7Krn 
HLTV should use +1 and -1 for comments.
2016-02-03 15:07
#46
flusha | 
Lithuania jiffoe 
+1 We need to move to way deeper troll level.
2016-02-03 15:12
sorry im3fast5you xddd
2016-02-03 15:19
#55
France 7Krn 
yap, too fast to fail numbers.
2016-02-03 15:22
wait.. do I smell madness? oh yeah, I do
2016-02-03 15:22
#2
zehN | 
Finland jemmis 
NICEE!
2016-02-03 14:59
#61
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France France98123 
am i the only onewho thought he was gonna see something like : Astralis ... player to watch : nobody they are just chokers .. ahhh i wished hltv writters had a sens of humour , this will never happen :/
2016-02-03 15:34
Well earlier when they released the skdc gets signed by team agg article, in the description they wrote "have completed the signing of the tier [2,000,000] team"
2016-02-03 15:57
#70
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France France98123 
rofl
2016-02-03 15:58
n1
2016-02-03 15:00
cant wait to see cloud9 perform!
2016-02-03 15:00
#44
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Faroe Islands deuzzz 
you mean under-perform and bomb out after first games?
2016-02-03 15:11
you mean perform o their level and win 10 round in the whole tournament?
2016-02-03 16:29
yes
2016-02-03 14:59
Nice
2016-02-03 14:59
#7
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Denmark WeiZy0 
nice
2016-02-03 14:59
9th
2016-02-03 15:00
fak
2016-02-03 15:00
Should of gone for number 4
2016-02-03 18:51
nah at least i tried
2016-02-03 15:00
lol
2016-02-03 15:00
nice
2016-02-03 15:00
thx
2016-02-03 16:44
ez for c9 nearly first:D
2016-02-03 15:01
fail
2016-02-03 15:00
#18
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Netherlands MikeyyM 
Nice
2016-02-03 15:00
ez for method
2016-02-03 15:00
inb4 C9 gets 1st place
2016-02-03 15:00
EnvyUs Flipsid3 Cloud9 G2
2016-02-03 15:01
#58
France 7Krn 
flipside ?? o_O
2016-02-03 15:25
Flipsid3 > G2 Mad France
2016-02-03 16:40
#88
France 7Krn 
Ok, we are not living in the same word. I suppose in ur world that Flipside > Astralis too ?
2016-02-03 16:53
You know they are not same group
2016-02-03 19:17
????? "Flipsid3 > G2" You know they are not same group omg retard.
2016-02-04 10:10
Astralias > Flipsid3 > G2 There was no reason 4 u to say AStralias < Flipsid3
2016-02-04 19:10
#26
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Finland Kahvipollo 
Damn, will be an interesting tourney, they almost have the prize pool of a major aswell
2016-02-03 15:01
Everything gets Major Prize pools now
2016-02-03 16:46
no players to watch from method
2016-02-03 15:01
#29
oskar | 
Czech Republic Skleepy 
Method EleGiggle
2016-02-03 15:01
Any info about the casters to this event?
2016-02-03 15:02
daboo I heard, apparently only mediocre and bad casters unfortunately. cant remember the other names
2016-02-03 15:25
na2saphx
2016-02-03 18:31
Anders as a caster?
2016-02-03 15:03
G2 ez semis :D
2016-02-03 15:04
#62
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Brazil DiguiNTC 
G2 EZ
2016-02-03 15:33
but they are favoured over FlipSid3 in my eyes, and should have a fair chance against dignitas, too. CLG has no chance at all, they can hardly take a single map against flipside
2016-02-03 15:05
We'll see.
2016-02-03 18:56
#34
Latvia Dhu 
Method kappa
2016-02-03 15:05
ez for stewie2k carry c9 to victory
2016-02-03 15:06
#40
France 7Krn 
go Baguette Final plz
2016-02-03 15:08
#41
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Czech Republic csl1337 
wtf clown9? china2k on lan? hahahahah no
2016-02-03 15:08
method is gonna win
2016-02-03 15:09
#43
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Go Denmark :D
2016-02-03 15:09
did Virus Low fail to quali to this lan or only invited teams ?
2016-02-03 15:12
I think 50/50 Invitations and qualifiers' but I think Vp focuses this year more on Big >200k Tournaments Since we have at least 7 250ks this year The 2 E Leagues And probably 3 Majors with tons of Sticker money
2016-02-03 16:50
Fuck, i'm jelly, but congrats bralukas, you have a nice tournament :D
2016-02-03 15:14
is this lan?
2016-02-03 15:16
#52
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
G2 to win this tournament
2016-02-03 15:20
#53
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Spain Silber_ 
Go G2 and Envy!
2016-02-03 15:20
#54
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Lithuania rokku 
when method team lineup has changed? :D hf fejtzxd
2016-02-03 15:21
2 guys didn't get visas
2016-02-03 15:41
#68
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Lithuania rokku 
lol
2016-02-03 15:57
no player to watch for method? xdd
2016-02-03 15:28
#65
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Romania rockNoob 
inb4 method beat Clown9
2016-02-03 15:41
F3 go go!
2016-02-03 15:52
nV CLG Astralis c9
2016-02-03 15:58
Please please please GameShow don`t fuck up the event. We want more good eSports tournaments here in Lithuania
2016-02-03 16:00
EZZZ FOR G2
2016-02-03 16:05
really want G2 to have a good event!
2016-02-03 16:07
G2 looked good online lately, I have a feeling they might make a run! Top 4 atleast
2016-02-03 16:18
#76
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Denmark TheSmilingGun 
EnVyUs who else? I mean EnVyUs is my favorite team, and they can win this event. :) So goooo nV<3
2016-02-03 16:21
#81
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Bangladesh Evil_Potato 
nt astralis
2016-02-03 16:32
the only actual even they can win, where there's no navi, fnatic or luminosity. kek
2016-02-03 16:45
#107
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Greece hekzy 
Implying they can't beat fnatic or Lumi. Kek
2016-02-03 19:32
#77
Reunion 3ldK 
If Envyus don't win this they need to change something again I mean, no fnatic, no Na'Vi, no Luminosity here Only chokestralis and maybe decent G2
2016-02-03 16:24
twitter.com/gameshowcsgo Teams getting picked by a limo from airport o_O I wonder who is sponsoring all of this? -.-
2016-02-03 16:33
Limo costs like 50 Bugs for a Hour?
2016-02-03 16:51
prob another company that wont be able to pay out in the end and goes bankrupt while fucking the players rawdog and then blowing a fat load of disappointment into all the fans asses.
2016-02-03 16:55
haha 3rd and 4th team, then rank 9+ gonna be so shitty tournament Kappa
2016-02-03 16:55
#91
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Turkey ogmass 
ez money for Astralis
2016-02-03 17:10
ez
2016-02-03 17:13
no Fnatic, no party :/
2016-02-03 17:14
casters?
2016-02-03 17:25
Astralis and Envyus is good, after this, only weak teams!!
2016-02-03 17:33
Well... I don't want to offend you but this was written in a rather... Crude manner.
2016-02-03 18:52
+1
2016-02-03 21:01
G2's time to shine or fold.
2016-02-03 19:23
#106
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Estonia swag420weed 
Fejtz will 40 bomb every map and carry team to final vs envy amd the lose
2016-02-03 19:30
Lets go Stewie
2016-02-03 19:44
#110
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CIS tER_ 
Astralis take it easy
2016-02-03 19:48
#111
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Belarus spanyak 
where intro?
2016-02-03 20:05
Great teams, although I'm excited to see how well Method does against these crazy teams and who will come out top, will definitely be watching these matches!
2016-02-03 20:15
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