ELEAGUE unveils first teams

MIRAA
March 10th, 2016 18:12

ELEAGUE has unveiled the first six teams who will compete in its inaugural season.

With little over two months left before the start of the first season of ELEAGUE, featuring a whopping $1.2 million prize pool, Turner has announced the first six participating sides, who account for one-third of the 18 teams who will be competing in the tournament.

Taking part in ELEAGUE will be North American duo Cloud9 and CLG, Australian side Renegades and European trio Astralis, NiP and mousesports. OpTic are also confirmed for the league after winning the Road To Las Vegas event in January, but they are not part of the first batch of teams unveiled by Turner on its website.


Astralis confirmed in ELEAGUE 

Initially, ELEAGUE was supposed to feature just 15 teams, but the tournament has now been expanded to 18 sides, with Turner stating, however, that only 16 spots are currently filled.

Starting on May 24, ELEAGUE will run for ten weeks and culminate with a best-of-three final, called the 'Global Championship', on July 30. The complete tournament schedule can be found here.

The list of participants for ELEAGUE currently looks as follows:

United States Cloud9 Australia Renegades
Sweden NiP United States CLG
Denmark Astralis Germany mousesports
Canada OpTic (qualified)
n1
2016-03-10 18:12
#149
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Brazil NaScene 
C9? LOL
2016-03-10 19:14
C9 WILL WIN 4Head
2016-03-10 20:06
youre bad
2016-03-10 20:11
why not c9? Why are Americans so god damn pessimistic?? You people love to hate, for no good reason, other than your lost skins...
2016-03-11 03:06
Srsly? C9 is dead...
2016-03-11 19:39
Nah not dead, dying... give it a couple weeks.. then it'll be dead lol
2016-03-12 01:54
no fnatic or navi, ok
2016-03-10 19:57
#182
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Germany PhoenixD!!! 
cant you read?
2016-03-10 20:38
wtf are u on about
2016-03-11 19:45
#249
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Germany PhoenixD!!! 
-eleague-unveils-first-teams
2016-03-11 20:21
see the link that guy posted with liquidpedia? Thats what im talking about
2016-03-11 20:23
#251
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Germany PhoenixD!!! 
those teams arent confirmend... thats just the teams that were shown in the trailer...
2016-03-11 20:24
still if that's true then it's most likely gonna be a shit league
2016-03-11 20:28
#120
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd 
fnatic? ayy
2016-03-10 18:41
GO NIP!!!!
2016-03-11 08:04
#262
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Spain Jonathan_Z 
eLeague EleGiggle
2016-04-05 20:09
#4
fox | 
Portugal thefaceoff 
1
2016-03-10 18:12
Holy mol+
2016-03-10 18:12
a
2016-03-10 18:12
1st
2016-03-10 18:12
#154
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Canada Vcoss 
says #7 FeelsBadMAn
2016-03-10 19:23
#8
United Kingdom BiGz 
ermahgerd
2016-03-10 18:12
n1
2016-03-10 18:12
lol
2016-03-10 18:12
12
2016-03-10 18:12
first edit: you trusted me, and i failed you ;(
2016-03-10 18:12
#70
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United States Espurritos 
You tried, and it's all that counts <3
2016-03-10 18:19
ty, means a lot <3
2016-03-10 18:19
nt
2016-03-10 18:40
#180
rain | 
United States DuneM 
It's ok buddy <3
2016-03-10 20:27
cool
2016-03-10 18:12
n1
2016-03-10 18:12
n1
2016-03-10 18:12
ez
2016-03-10 18:12
eee
2016-03-10 18:12
n1
2016-03-10 18:12
wat
2016-03-10 18:12
Expexted
2016-03-10 18:12
#26
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Sweden bustaN 
n1
2016-03-10 18:12
#27
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Germany Pollsbruder 
kok
2016-03-10 18:12
#28
shox | 
Switzerland znon 
stupid
2016-03-10 18:12
NiP PogChamp
2016-03-10 18:12
ez for astralis
2016-03-10 18:12
#31
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Czech Republic exi77 
rip
2016-03-10 18:12
Only 1 T1 team :(
2016-03-10 18:12
Envy is there too
2016-03-10 19:28
Oh okay, any other big teams? Such as Fnatic or Navi?
2016-03-10 19:29
no, but there are 2 spots open and there is some backroom dealing going on atm (ty esl)
2016-03-10 20:53
Fnatic has announced that they're coming.
2016-03-10 21:17
and LG
2016-03-10 20:54
no he didnt say teams that have to be carried by DEVIL
2016-03-12 03:25
hf with inc nip fanboys
2016-03-10 20:12
#33
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
c9 and clg xD
2016-03-10 18:12
astralis win the league /close
2016-03-10 18:12
Clown9 lol
2016-03-10 18:12
everyone will come to NA?
2016-03-10 18:12
exactly my thought i hope not but idk
2016-03-10 18:38
looks like it will be this
2016-03-10 21:44
alright thanks
2016-03-10 23:34
Weak list so far.
2016-03-10 18:12
Good Good :D
2016-03-10 18:12
#40
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Canada Lizzie 
expected
2016-03-10 18:12
Nice
2016-03-10 18:12
YEEEEEE BOI Lets go tv!
2016-03-10 18:13
no fnatic? expected
2016-03-10 18:13
#45
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United States dr01d 
lookin' good
2016-03-10 18:13
#46
Aleksib | 
Europe RANKKA 
um this happend like months ago.......
2016-03-10 18:13
bring in fnatic + astralis plz
2016-03-10 18:13
Astralis is there
2016-03-10 18:40
liquid> c9 and clg
2016-03-10 18:13
#49
nitr0 | 
United Kingdom TTHump 
nice
2016-03-10 18:13
#50
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Czech Republic AsToNOfficial 
NiP ez
2016-03-10 18:13
too much na shit already. but ye, they need it cause of USA USA USA delusionals lol
2016-03-10 18:14
Well its on national tv in usa and retarded muricans need shit teams to cheer for
2016-03-10 18:17
yes that was what i meant. Especially if there are many ppl who are new to cs, interested becuase its in tv.
2016-03-10 18:18
#52
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United Kingdom DuckMoriarty 
Interesting
2016-03-10 18:14
welp, if they get luminosity, navi and fnatic it would be good but i guess not happening? XD...
2016-03-10 18:15
there are like 14/16 more teams to be invited and Im pretty sure the teams you mentioned will be part of it :P
2016-03-10 18:16
hope u are right m8 :v.
2016-03-10 18:17
15 teams overall, I think.
2016-03-10 18:19
They upped it to 18 now.
2016-03-10 18:35
navi i dont think. fnatic? i dont think either. but luminosity for sure, they already live in NA and are the best team in the world without competition if navi and fnatic dont go, so for them it really would be stupid not to go.
2016-03-10 18:46
Jesus Christ, sometimes I think ppl can't read for shiet
2016-03-11 08:59
On the other hand seems your reading comprehension is pretty bad, what is the issue in my post anyway? Just wondering if these teams will be in or not, bcuz honestly I got very little idea if all good teams will be in or not, would be shame if they wouldn't.
2016-03-11 15:13
damn you're right, it was too early and I was at my university :D You're right tho, it would be a damn shame
2016-03-11 15:49
#54
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Brazil Lucasxp 
lg pls
2016-03-10 18:15
Why invite c9
2016-03-10 18:16
only t2/3 teams... lol (except astralis)
2016-03-10 18:16
"More to follow"
2016-03-10 18:19
yes but the first teams should be the better to create more hype...
2016-03-10 18:32
doesnt matter if they don't have confirmation of certain teams yet, probably waiting for a response.
2016-03-10 20:57
Astralis and friends
2016-03-10 18:16
WHAT NIP? Hopefully they changed things up and kicked the scrub teams like Echo Fox and NRG, etc.
2016-03-10 18:16
lol whyd they kick nrg, one of the better NA teams, surely will be in league.
2016-03-10 18:19
mOE in an actual pro team why not EleGiggle but fuck shitters like TSM etc thats literally a waste of time
2016-03-10 18:48
#59
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Sweden elan108 
lmao
2016-03-10 18:16
Didnt all the good teams disslike the format of this tournament? This will be like riots LCS right? Each weekend 1 or 2 games on lan till the tournaments over if im right? Thats horrible to be honest.
2016-03-10 18:17
u can be sure that they have made room for some big tournaments in the schedule and the pool is 1.2 mio so most of the tier2 teams cant afford not to go. LG lives there so they'll go but who knows whether fnatic can be arsed to move to NA for so long? and whether fuckin navi are allowed in the country :>
2016-03-10 18:49
nah, they just waited to see if some other leagues also start with bigger prizepools.
2016-03-10 19:14
#66
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Russia Reph 
&#1057;9 invite ayy lmao
2016-03-10 18:18
#67
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Finland Emvi 
at least 1 tear 1 team.. nice, better than i thought
2016-03-10 18:18
#69
JW | 
Sweden reverentan 
where is fnatic??????????????????
2016-03-10 18:19
they don't care about this probably
2016-03-10 18:21
#80
JW | 
Sweden reverentan 
dont care about 1.2 million dollars? XDDD
2016-03-10 18:23
They've probably already made that this year rofl and chances are they'll win the MLG major and take home 500k and 1.2 million isn't the first prize, it's the full prize pool
2016-03-10 18:43
They will come with like the 16 more soon to be announced teams.
2016-03-10 18:22
#79
JW | 
Sweden reverentan 
oh i thought rest was from qualifier or somethink
2016-03-10 18:22
No, it's unlikely fnatic will even be in it.
2016-03-10 18:24
Yea right
2016-03-10 18:27
First of all, there will be a grand total of 18 teams. So 12 more teams are to be announced. So you clearly don't know anything about the EL, unlike me. There are 100% no signs that Na'Vi, fnatic, Virtus Pro will be in it. If they are it's down to last minute changes to the league.
2016-03-10 18:32
Crazy though, cause a 1st place for fnatic in both the major and in eleague alone is like $300,000.00+ per player in prize money before the halfway point of the year.
2016-03-10 18:43
Yes, but it's not up to the players. I would have preferred it if they played it now that so many good teams changed their mind at the last minute and are attending. But remember that up until recently, people didn't think many top EU teams would be there at all. The decisions were made by the semi-official team owners union that was going on in EU in 2015, spearheaded by the douchebag that owns Na'Vi. According to RL him and other team owners decided not to sign for EL because they weren't getting many benefits as team owners.
2016-03-10 18:46
thats an inaccurate summary of what richard lewis said. also its been a long time. and u can be sure that for a 10 week tourney in NA, the players do have the most say in whether or not they wanna go. obviously every team owner wants to be on fuckin tv, it'll be money like theyve never seen before. but i imagine some players cant be arsed to live in murica for 10 weeks, specially not fnatic who would make good money winning all the shit in europe anyway.
2016-03-10 18:52
unlike you? Please enlighten us. Are you close to the production? Are you close to any of the mentioned teams? Nah man, You're a shitty troll on Hltv. Get over yourself, Bish.
2016-03-10 18:49
No signs they are gonna be in it yet. It will be filled with trash tier 4 NA teams like Echo Fox, complexity and NRG.
2016-03-10 18:26
+lg +ts +fnatic
2016-03-10 18:21
WE NEED MOSCOW5
2016-03-10 18:21
#78
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United Kingdom FullSpe3d 
c9, rng and clg no liquid, LG or optic lol kk
2016-03-10 18:22
They are gonna add more.....
2016-03-10 18:24
Optic are in the league due to winning Road to Vegas. They were the first "officially" known participant.
2016-03-10 18:24
#83
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Brazil depa1 
+Na'Vi +LG +fnatic -NIP -Renegades -Mousesports
2016-03-10 18:25
why not all of them?
2016-03-10 18:27
#146
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Brazil depa1 
Thinking on that side , you're right !
2016-03-10 19:13
#155
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Australia TotalEclipse 
You know they haven't announced all the teams right?
2016-03-10 19:24
I only see one and a half teams.
2016-03-10 18:24
Also NRG, Complexity, Echo Fox, SK Gaming, etc... RIP EL.
2016-03-10 18:27
why is nip getting invited they dont even belong in the top25 anymore.
2016-03-10 18:27
huh, didn't know eleague was an astralis sponsor. They gonna be giving them 2.1 mil for free
2016-03-10 18:27
nV and LG are pretty much confirmed, also diggy and faze, so no free money
2016-03-10 19:22
#92
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Why is Clown9 on here? Not even Top 15
2016-03-10 18:27
Go NiP and Mouz <33
2016-03-10 18:28
"first six participating sides, who account for two-thirds of the 18 teams who will be competing in the tournament." isnt that one 3rd?
2016-03-10 18:28
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2016-03-10 18:33
rip maths
2016-03-10 18:39
"Taking part in ELEAGUE will be North American duo No team and CLG, Australian side Renegades" is "No team" meant to be Cloud9?
2016-03-10 18:51
woooo yes i really want to see the washed up has beens on NiP play wooooo, friberg is king of banana xdDdd GTR best lurk xddddD
2016-03-10 18:29
#101
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Greece her-1g 
nip is a top18 team last time i checked
2016-03-10 18:31
#99
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Greece her-1g 
so are they gonna stay in US for two months until the tournament is over?
2016-03-10 18:30
#100
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Belarus Starvoid 
Rip c9
2016-03-10 18:30
Kewl
2016-03-10 18:32
More confirmed teams (the league will have 18 teams in total): NRG Complexity Echo Fox SK Gaming Dignitas Luminosity Optic nV TSM 90% likely teams based on social media: FaZe G2 Leaving only 1 more spot for the last team. That means at best, only one of Na'Vi/Fnatic/VP will be there. All of this is down to EL's fuckup by inviting these trash tier organisations like Echo Fox, Complexity, TSM and NRG.
2016-03-10 18:37
#137
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France t3r4byt3 
why even VP?
2016-03-10 18:57
or maybe some of the euro teams didn't want to come and so they had to fill the gaps with NA teams [admittedly some based upon org name only].
2016-03-11 00:17
F N A T I C EZ TOP 1 HISTORY
2016-03-10 18:37
no Liquid ? wtf
2016-03-10 18:38
they stopped inviting fnatic so that other teams could win something for chance
2016-03-10 18:40
#119
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Europe L0oked 
Where are all the top teams?
2016-03-10 18:40
#125
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Only Astralis good. Where is fnatic, LG, Na'Vi?
2016-03-10 18:48
Other tier one teams will be there
2016-03-10 19:19
#129
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United States r0seCS 
ez money for C9
2016-03-10 18:50
Where are the good teams? Yet to be invited?
2016-03-10 18:52
will that tournament be placed where shaq got rekt by thorin?
2016-03-10 18:53
#134
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Brazil yxkz 
if fnatic or navi dont make it to the final list I will be disappointed :/
2016-03-10 18:53
#135
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United States clrksml 
Liquid????
2016-03-10 18:56
virtus pro? where !? xD
2016-03-10 18:56
#140
NAF | 
Canada ozboz 
I remember hearing that the games would be played in the Georgia studio, does that mean the EU teams will have to move to the US for part of the year?
2016-03-10 19:03
#157
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Australia TotalEclipse 
Yes.
2016-03-10 19:25
yes! turner is paying them "teams houses" for the 10 weeks per season.
2016-03-10 21:44
shit
2016-03-10 19:05
NIP AYYY
2016-03-10 19:14
#148
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United States MAY0 
Echofox pls
2016-03-10 19:14
nice 1, cloud 9 is n1
2016-03-10 19:19
b4 any1 has a freakout lg, nv, diggy, and faze are all pretty much confirmed, so there will be other good teams definitely
2016-03-10 19:24
that's was easy for fnatic
2016-03-10 19:30
ez for echofox
2016-03-10 19:37
ez C9
2016-03-10 19:38
#164
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Latvia Avalank 
why no fnatic?
2016-03-10 19:42
#166
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Splyce Tempo Storm Luminosity As well please, they deserve it!
2016-03-10 19:46
#168
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Switzerland pazzo0 
Tempo storm, Luminosity, Fnatic, SK..
2016-03-10 19:56
#170
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Brazil woody77 
I hope the E-League is not stupid like ESL to ignore Tempo Storm for giving invite to worst teams +Luminosity +Tempo Storm Probably teams that have the invite but were not confirmed: +Liquid +Luminosity +FaZe +G2 +Virtus Pro missing 6 invites for: +Tempo Storm +The Mongolz or Tyloo (Asia spot) +Flipside +compLexity or SPLYCE (another NA spot) +dignitas +EnvyuS or SK-Gaming
2016-03-10 19:57
The slots have already been confirmed for all but 3 spots. Luminosity, SK Gaming, EnVyUs, compLexity, Dignitas, Team SoloMid, and Echo Fox, and NRG are the 8 other confirmed teams. It's been strongly hinted that G2 and FaZe will take two of these slots and expect either Liquid/NaVi/Fnatic to take the final spot in the league.
2016-03-10 20:43
#232
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Brazil woody77 
no Tempo Storm? kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk TSM, Echo Fox, NRG, compLexity? seriously? WTF
2016-03-11 03:09
if they dont get fnatic, they can just shut the league down anyway. Who cares about shit teams like renegades
2016-03-10 19:59
#175
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Brazil woody77 
I read an interview that the teams like Na'vi, fnatic, Astralis and EnvyuS had not shown interest in the league, the difficulty of moving to the US for 2 months, but with bad results of EnvyuS and changing idea of Astralis who knows who will change your mind too
2016-03-10 20:12
LETS GO NIPPLES IN PYJAMAS :DDDDDDDDDDDD
2016-03-10 20:10
i hope they don't invite VP... let them just disband:/
2016-03-10 20:22
#193
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
VP is a bunch of 40yo that already have sons and grandsons, they cant move to us
2016-03-10 21:08
which channel it gonna be casting?
2016-03-10 20:24
Going to be live on one of the biggest American TV networks which is TBS
2016-03-10 20:45
nice channel 110 for me :DD
2016-03-10 21:50
Optic>cloud9>renegades>liquid
2016-03-10 20:33
#189
Poland pR8 
mousesports>Optic>cloud9>renegades>liquid
2016-03-10 20:59
i dont know what to say on these squads... why do you make such a big tournament/league and invite shit teams? for which fucking cause? edit: inb4 ppl will tell me that im a fucking idiot, but if you have at least 13,37 iq points you would get which team is shit and which isnt
2016-03-10 21:00
Why they invited renegays? This guys are so shit. I hope they invite TS.
2016-03-10 21:01
Why so mad, they only have 16 of the 18 teams anyway and I doubt Tempo Storm wouldn't seek one of the last invites if they don't already have one. Calm your tits
2016-03-11 00:16
#192
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
they are all moving to U.S? which means that they will compete in other NA Leagues too.. rofl
2016-03-10 21:06
no fnatic, no party
2016-03-10 21:16
c9! some top level CS going to be played in this league!
2016-03-10 21:30
All teams attending ELEAGUE are now part of NA cs Welcome to the scene gents
2016-03-10 21:34
a 10 week LAN? no.. anyone know how they are gonna do this season? i.imgur.com/lq2AX7w.png
2016-03-10 22:01
Yep. Nightmare for all players. Everyone is gonna be burned out and for season 2 almost no teams will be willing to participate anymore.
2016-03-10 22:22
but when are the matches gonna be played? weekly/biweekly offline? or online and then lan grand final?
2016-03-10 22:26
1.2 million dollar prize pool is biggest any league or tournament from counterstrike there has ever been. worth lol
2016-03-10 22:24
where is liquid
2016-03-10 22:07
no liquid but c9? rofl. Eleague trolling.
2016-03-10 22:21
retard, not all teams announced
2016-03-10 22:46
no shit...
2016-03-10 22:48
so why the fuck would you say eleague are trolling for not including liquid in only the first batch of teams? you are a retard
2016-03-12 03:22
cuz it was just banter....why are you so worked up about this rofl
2016-03-12 07:10
dumbfuck
2016-03-12 08:23
ez for astralis
2016-03-10 22:22
actually Liquid players have already said they're playing in Eleague.
2016-03-10 22:23
millionary fanboys private league... america...
2016-03-10 22:26
High standarts you have... awesome teams, gl mouz
2016-03-10 23:04
Some more easy winnings for Fnatic.
2016-03-10 23:10
#221
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Poland sqnt 
gg
2016-03-10 23:11
n1 eleague, get some more top teams in not some shitty franchise teams like echo fox and tsm
2016-03-11 00:05
EchoFox HYPPE
2016-03-11 00:32
No Fnatic then it will be shet
2016-03-11 06:16
Zonixx's head is more than twice the size of Device's
2016-03-11 08:08
Renegaded ezy
2016-03-11 10:00
So if EU teams stay in NA over 10 weeks, how will they play other leagues? Like if fnatic, vp, envyus dont acc the invitation but faze, sk, astralis, nip, yes. Are they gonna play with high ping? Leagues like ESEA, FACEIT, etc. Smh
2016-03-11 10:23
NiP and Astralis! Nice!
2016-03-11 12:37
#253
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World klimqxcs 
fair enough
2016-03-11 21:21
#261
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Maldives lewux10 
Please VP here :(
2016-04-05 20:05
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