MLG Columbus Group D preview

MLG Columbus 2016 will be the eighth CS:GO Major and the first to offer a gargantuan $1 million prize-pool: this is the official preview for Group D of the tournament.

Next week will undoubtedly see history made for Counter-Strike as the first $1 million Major will take place in Columbus, Ohio. MLG Columbus 2016 is the eighth official Major for the game and comes at a time of an extremely rich competitive scene, one in which the skill ceiling for the game is being raised ever higher.

We felt that this momentous occasion easily warranted a return to a separate preview per group, rather than a split between 'Legends' and 'Challengers', and have thus been busy writing and researching all that you may wish to know about the 16 teams competing.

As a reminder, the format of the tournament begins with group stages that will have the same format as the Major qualifier which took place last month: best-of-one games with two wins to reach the playoffs and two losses to exit; the second place decider game will be the only best-of-three match.

Meanwhile, the playoffs will be a single elimination best-of-three bracket but they will also have the distinction of taking place inside of the Nationwide Arena (the group stages will be played behind closed doors in the MLG Arena, the same venue that hosted the Major Qualifier, the Americas Minor, and the CEVO-P Seasons 6, 7, and 8 finals).


Group D is considered one of the more unpredictable groups at the Major

We have prepared a sexy event page which you can browse to your heart's content and there you will find the group spreads for each preview. For those not fond of doing their own research however, you can find Group D below:

We will now talk about the four teams competing in Group D of MLG Columbus 2016 starting from the first team in the bracket shown above and moving downwards.

CIS Natus Vincere

Player Age Majors Maps Rating Highest placing
Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács 24 6 37 1.13 Final (Cluj 2015)
Russia Denis "seized" Kostin 21 7 39 1.04 Final (Cluj 2015)
Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev 28 6 37 1.02 Final (Cluj 2015)
Russia Egor "flamie" Vasilyev 18 4 20 0.97 Final (Cluj 2015)
Ukraine Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko 28 7 39 0.96 Final (Cluj 2015)

After winning the Counter Pit Season 2 finals, Natus Vincere are a legitimate contender for the trophy and are currently our second best ranked team in the world.

The event in Croatia was yet again the GuardiaN show, with the Slovakian star going a formidable 1.39 rating and +76 kdd. Many know that when GuardiaN can be activated on a map in conjunction with his teammates, particularly flamie, then it is almost worth it to call an early "gg" for other teams.

Other offline achievements in 2016 include a semifinals finish at IEM Katowice (losing 0-2 to archrivals Luminosity), winning DreamHack ZOWIE Open Leipzig over the Brazilians, and losing the StarSeries XIV finals to fnatic.


"This has gotten so easy that we can spam coin-flip site advertisements in between games"

After their appearance in the finals of the last Major in Cluj-Napoca, and with the current streak of impressive finishes, Natus Vincere may finally take a stab at winning a Major this time around.

There are still a few long-lasting weaknesses in the team that could be their downfall: taking away calling responsibilities from Zeus and splitting them with coach Sergey "starix" Ischuk has been essential to keeping this temperamental team stable but there are still clear moments of frustration that can break through and lead to a losing mentality.

In addition, if GuardiaN or flamie happen to disappear from a playoffs game, players such as Edward and seized have not always been able to step up in turn.

The two teams whom Natus Vincere must conquer to attain the summit of CS:GO are their rivals of semifinals and finals of this year: fnatic and Luminosity. While a lucky bracket draw may minimise the risk of taking on these titans, a deep playoff run and Major victory would be so much sweeter for Zeus & co. if it included beating these two.

United States Cloud9

Player Age Majors Maps Rating Highest placing
Canada Mike "shroud" Grzesiek 21 5 18 0.95 1/4 final (Cologne 2014)
United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert 25 7 31 0.91 1/2 final (DH Winter 2013)
United States Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir 23 2 7 0.91 Group stage (2x)
United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham 22 6 17 0.87 Group stage (6x)
United States Jake "Stewie2K" Yip 18 - - - -

Easily the most obsessed over, critiqued, worshipped, and reviled team in CS:GO (the split in views among community members is perhaps as bitter as the Sunni/Shi'a divide by this point), Cloud9 will head into this Major as the current highest ranked North American team outside of their Brazilian brethren.

In terms of tactical preparation, the team indicated in our interview that they had brought in shroud's old Manajuma teammate Andrew "Irukandji" Timmerman as a trial coach and have been so far pleased with the results as well as making use of an analyst team (which many teams now do either overtly or covertly) to get more serious from a strategic aspect.

The reason this piece of news is important is that Cloud9's early offline showings this year, at the Game Show GEC Finals and at the MLG Main Qualifier, had revealed a star-packed team with a powerful CT-side yet who often crumbled on their T-sides due to n0thing taking on a new role as a team caller.


Abadir has improved as an entry and is a trigger to justice loving teenagers everywhere

Clearly something has changed within the Cloud9 camp as the team are consistently winning games in their region, including a 12-4 record in the ESL Pro League and winning the iBUYPOWER Spring Invitational over Liquid, and seem to be much more comfortable playing as a unit since picking up youngster Stewie2K.

If given the proper training regimen, explosive players such as Stewie2K, freakazoid, and shroud (with the former two improving in recent games and the latter returning to a carry status at times) could theoretically contend with Natus Vincere in a toe-to-toe game of firepower. Skadoodle, who fell off in form a few weeks back and seemed to neglect certain AWP angles, has also returned to a finer form in the past few matches.

Whether they win or lose the opener to Na`Vi, exit during the group stages, or move on to the playoffs, Cloud9 can be sure that the spotlight will continue to be on their players no matter the outcome. As some of the players have personally learned, its rays can be alternatively positive or painful.

Poland Virtus.pro

Player Age Majors Maps Rating Highest placing
Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski 22 7 42 1.21 Winner (Katowice 2014)
Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski 27 7 42 1.13 Winner (Katowice 2014)
Poland Paweł "byali" Bieliński 21 7 42 1.11 Winner (Katowice 2014)
Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski 28 7 42 1.07 Winner (Katowice 2014)
Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas 29 7 42 0.98 Winner (Katowice 2014)

Although things look very very bad for Virtus.pro as of late, the Polish team did ease the pain of their fans slightly at the Counter Pit Season 2 finals where, after defeating Australian Immunity in an admittedly closer-than-comfortable series, they took Na`Vi to two close maps in the semifinals before dropping out.

However, the current weak link of the team in pashaBiceps continued to deliver underwhelming performances in Croatia for his team, and was the second worst player at the event with a .72 rating and -32 kdd.

It's not clear if pashaBiceps is going through a prolonged slump or on his way to the retirement home, however Virtus.pro need to have him activated if they want to stand any sort of chance leaving Group D.


pashaBiceps has not been very stronk, my friend

We have already mentioned the team's almost painful ESL Pro League record (2-14) and other results in 2016 such as a group stage exit in Leipzig and a quarter-finals demolition thanks to fnatic at IEM Katowice with a home crowd cheering them on.

Perhaps one piece of consoling news for the opener is that the Poles have always played well against the Titan/ex-Titan/G2 bunch (including winning their group stage winners match against the Frenchmen at the last Major) and even with pashaBiceps lagging behind, the powerplays of Snax (who is after all the second best rated player at Majors) and NEO may be enough to carry this team forward.

However, with byali also not having the best form of his life and TaZ somewhat limping along, the potential of this former elite outfit exiting in the groups is very much a reality (though they continue to have an intangible edge against the likes of Cloud9).

Don't say you weren't warned, Polish bettors: the red flags have been there ever since Cluj-Napoca and San Jose.

France G2

Player Age Majors Maps Rating Highest placing
France Richard "shox" Papillon 23 7 38 1.11 Winner (DH Winter 2014)
France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux 27 7 37 0.97 Winner (DH Winter 2014)
Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom 21 5 24 0.94 1/2 final (DH Winter 2013)
France Cédric "RpK" Guipouy 26 3 8 0.93 Group stage (3x)
Belgium Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans 25 6 23 0.84 1/2 final (DH Winter 2013)

In a time of a few elite teams dominating the top perches of tournaments, and erstwhile giants having fallen down to earth, this is an ode to a team whose growth and improvement in the past few weeks have been determined, gradual, and on an upward track.

Earlier in the year, G2 played as ex-Titan and finished 7-8th place at the StarSeries XIV finals. The French-Belgian team were then signed by G2 and attended Game Show finals and ESL Barcelona Invitational, where they finished 5-6th and 3rd place respectively.

At the MLG Main Qualifier meanwhile, they edged out two #11-20 ranked teams in FlipSid3 and Tempo Storm to qualify for the Major in two best-of-ones. In that event it was surprisingly RpK who played best for the team, followed by the usually solid and talented shox.


Ex6TenZ has a flash of realisation that he's no longer playing CS:S, and his recent results have certainly shown it

G2 are winning most of their online matches as of late and are also an impressive 12-6 in the ESL Pro League. We have also seen a notable uptick in form from Ex6TenZ and RpK in recent games—the two players who had struggled the most with CS:GO.

If G2 continue on the upward slope that they have currently set, then a de rigueur victory against the Poles in the opener should be expected, particularly if shox can lead the charge for his team.

On the other hand, when it comes to Ex6TenZ' teams and attending Majors in CS:GO, it sometimes truly does feel like the Belgian leader has some sort of hex put on him that leads to his teams crumbling in the group stage games and not making playoffs (at least since EMS One Katowice 2014). Columbus could be a chance to placate the angry spirits and shake off the curse.

 

All four groups will have their opening rounds play out on March 29th, the first day of the Major and you can revisit any of the previews or other Major news via our news page for the event here.

In addition, we will be releasing a series of interviews with many of the attending teams, with four having already gone live: one with Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad of FaZe, one with Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski of Liquid, one with the Cloud9 team, and one with Robin "flusha" Rönnquist of fnatic.

As the magic dates of March 29-April 3 draw ever nearer, stay focused to HLTV.org for more exclusive coverage of the upcoming Major.

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

United States Andrew 'Irukandji' Timmerman
Andrew 'Irukandji' Timmerman
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.79
Maps played:
13
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
787
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1247
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
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1579
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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 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 Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1224
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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
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
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
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1787
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1508
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
573
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1604
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
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
thank mr friberg
2016-03-26 17:26
that's not so good edit
2016-03-26 17:26
gg
2016-03-26 18:18
EZ C9 ALL THE WAY.
2016-03-26 19:04
Full Tournament Prediction - ALL GROUPS AND BRACKETS - MLG COLUMBUS 2016 youtube.com/watch?v=QW-lyx9775E
2016-03-27 07:07
skadoodle has gone out in groups 6 times and .87 rating hahaha
2016-03-27 11:01
no way for c9
2016-03-27 11:58
Pretty new cs go betting site - CSGO4FUN - Use this code - 240824 - to receive money for start
2016-03-27 15:16
c9 has big dicks beside stewies so they will win
2016-03-28 17:30
Ez for Papa
2016-03-26 18:24
has not been very stronk lately, my friend
2016-03-27 03:10
Kaada iespeeja? ;DD
2016-03-27 03:25
lol
2016-03-27 04:27
#148
 | 
CIS Shoxie<3 
macberg
2016-03-27 19:40
N1
2016-03-26 17:26
omg
2016-03-26 17:25
#4
NEO | 
Poland ByaliBrutal 
EZ VP
2016-03-26 17:26
Na'vi and G2 out of groups
2016-03-26 17:26
#6
Bangladesh 6god 
a
2016-03-26 17:25
1
2016-03-26 17:25
ez
2016-03-26 17:25
#9
 | 
Netherlands Swini 
Nice :D
2016-03-26 17:26
#10
United Kingdom BiGz 
woo
2016-03-26 17:25
1
2016-03-26 17:26
vp
2016-03-26 17:26
m1
2016-03-26 17:26
Na'Vi and G2 to playoffs, end of VP's era.
2016-03-26 17:26
+1
2016-03-27 09:52
end of VP's era sorry guess I didn't get the news VP had their own recent era
2016-03-27 10:31
SAVAGE well you have bullyzoid_tv in ur name so what was i expecting
2016-03-27 12:01
sick
2016-03-26 17:26
hype
2016-03-26 17:26
1
2016-03-26 17:26
nice
2016-03-26 17:26
go navi
2016-03-26 17:26
#19
shox | 
Sri Lanka tr1gg3r 
nice1
2016-03-26 17:26
Looking forward to NaVi and C9 games
2016-03-26 17:26
1st
2016-03-26 17:26
1
2016-03-26 17:26
#24
shox | 
Estonia Noverr 
gj
2016-03-26 17:26
ez for NaVi and G2, rip VP
2016-03-26 17:26
CLOWN9 WILL LOSE
2016-03-26 17:26
rip c9
2016-03-26 17:26
1st
2016-03-26 17:26
first
2016-03-26 17:26
gl C9 & G2
2016-03-26 17:26
Rip Cloud 9
2016-03-26 17:26
#33
Australia BCP 
ez navi
2016-03-26 17:26
finally
2016-03-26 17:26
#35
 | 
Lithuania nocomma 
ez for g2 nad navi. other options simply do not.
2016-03-26 17:26
whoever wins this group gets far
2016-03-26 17:26
#39
 | 
Europe KrzywO_oki 
"This has gotten so easy that we can spam coin-flip site advertisements in between games" ayy lmao so true
2016-03-26 17:27
#40
 | 
Iceland PrTz1 
Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham Group stage (6x) KEK
2016-03-26 17:28
thank mr friberg
2016-03-26 17:28
lets go boys. n1
2016-03-26 17:29
#43
 | 
Hungary Shaperz 
FIRST
2016-03-26 17:31
Na`Vi will make it through no matter what if it goes to VP vs. G2 in bo3 decider it's a 50/50 match imo and it will be close if VP will face C9 in a decider match = ez VP 3 scenarios 1. VP beat G2 and Na`Vi, top group D, Na`Vi smash G2 in bo3 decider to go out of 2nd place 2. Na`Vi top their group, VP and G2 will clash in a bo3 decider 3. VP lose to G2 and then to C9, Na`Vi win all their matches, G2 vs. C9 in the decider = G2 make it through
2016-03-26 17:33
#70
 | 
France Revitalize 
I'm absolutely not agree with you in the fact that if G2 beats VP, they can beat Navi. Navi are not invincible you know, and its a BO1 so...
2016-03-26 18:29
decider is bo3? none of these teams can win bo3 against navi
2016-03-28 16:48
Rip c9, first match lose
2016-03-26 17:33
god stich returns
2016-03-26 17:34
#48
snatchie | 
Poland JKG 
Navi>C9 G2>VP VP>C9 Navi>G2 VP>G2 1.Navi 2.VP
2016-03-26 17:36
#55
 | 
Malaysia Mision 
Most likely
2016-03-26 17:58
#74
 | 
Lithuania nocomma 
lol, g2>>>>>>>vp
2016-03-26 18:38
#109
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
no wrong
2016-03-27 04:44
I wish c9 can do something :(
2016-03-26 17:37
#151
 | 
North America Zac_b98 
ikr, they've been getting better but i don't see to much happening
2016-03-27 22:32
we can dream
2016-03-27 23:18
1. Navi 2. VP Please!!! :D
2016-03-26 17:52
Group D is amazing but i want see cloud9 and G2 in playoffs
2016-03-26 17:55
Skadoodle (group stage x6) Pahaha
2016-03-26 17:55
Soon to be 7
2016-03-26 18:45
SAVAGE u just roasted him . . . like few jews years ago
2016-03-27 12:03
#56
 | 
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Group D...
2016-03-26 18:02
#57
 | 
Poland tentego 
gl VP ma boys
2016-03-26 18:07
ayyyy "Ex6TenZ has a flash of realisation that he's no longer playing CS:S, and his recent results have certainly shown it"
2016-03-26 18:07
stich is fucking gold m8
2016-03-26 18:12
#66
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
"recent results" since 2014 lold
2016-03-26 18:18
That's not the point, he did good recently.
2016-03-27 07:02
#146
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
thats the point.The sentence says that ex6tenz NOW has a flash of realisation that hes not playing css because of his RECENT results when his results have been bad since 2014 wtf
2016-03-27 18:53
"This has gotten so easy that we can spam coin-flip site advertisements in between games" I love you, Stich.
2016-03-26 18:09
#60
 | 
Brazil subconsious 
ez group D for VP <3
2016-03-26 18:10
#62
 | 
Poland trancemeister 
what a group ;o
2016-03-26 18:14
Ez vp boyyyyz
2016-03-26 18:16
"Abadir has improved as an entry and is a trigger to justice loving teenagers everywhere"
2016-03-26 18:17
#67
 | 
Ireland conoR- 
c9 pls
2016-03-26 18:20
#71
Europe bueR 
Navi and G2. Although G2 could lose lose every single game or something. They're capable of anything, quite literally.
2016-03-26 18:31
let's go PAPA!
2016-03-26 18:32
#73
Poland bkx 
I fuckin love your photos descriptions, gj stich :)
2016-03-26 18:35
Ez for group stage x6
2016-03-26 18:43
ez for g2
2016-03-26 18:51
#78
 | 
France Revitalize 
VP - G2 >> G2 Navi - C9 >> Navi G2 - Navi >> G2 VP - C9 >> C9 Navi - C9 >> Navi Ez for G2 and Navi
2016-03-26 18:55
Why do you think G2 will beat Navi?
2016-03-26 20:06
#85
 | 
France Revitalize 
I think, in a BO1, its possible
2016-03-26 20:48
"This has gotten so easy that we can spam coin-flip site advertisements in between games" - This is both hilarious and true. Seriously, follow the Na'Vi guys on twitter and you may as well be following CSGO Wild!
2016-03-26 19:00
Natus will take this tournament
2016-03-26 19:11
PLZ G2
2016-03-26 19:57
NaVi and G2
2016-03-26 20:51
"Abadir has improved as an entry and is a trigger to justice loving teenagers everywhere" ROFL have my babies stich
2016-03-26 20:53
#88
Poland n1u 
Look at the VP ratings on Majors, look at this bitches.
2016-03-26 20:55
#89
 | 
Spain Silber_ 
VP and G2 to playoffs plzzz
2016-03-26 20:58
Vp and g2 in playoffs gonna be so funny
2016-03-26 21:47
"pashaBiceps has not been very stronk, my friend" XD
2016-03-26 21:50
Na'Vi is pretty much a lock to qualify. Thats about the only certain thing in this group, as the others depend on too many "if"s
2016-03-26 22:07
#94
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United States Styles_ez4c9 
wouldn't be surprised to see c9 look so dominant in this group that every other team concedes by the second day of the tournament. Freakazoid will probably entry frag so hard a few computers melt too.
2016-03-26 22:28
#95
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Russia razorVJ 
Ex6TenZ has a flash of realisation that he's no longer playing CS:S LOL
2016-03-26 22:41
Ez for G2
2016-03-26 23:08
Abadir has improved as an entry and is a trigger to justice loving teenagers everywhere = Bully? I aren't think that :>
2016-03-26 23:14
"loving teenagers"
2016-03-27 01:15
>On the other hand, when it comes to Droolans' teams and attending Majors in CS:GO, it sometimes truly does feel like the Belgian leader has some sort of hex put on him that leads to his teams crumbling in the group stage games and not making playoffs He is the hex. Can't place high with such a horrible player.
2016-03-27 03:19
Navi ez
2016-03-27 03:48
Whats that blue NAVI flag?
2016-03-27 03:55
Insane group, any1 can go out!
2016-03-27 04:30
GO G2 <3
2016-03-27 04:43
"This has gotten so easy that we can spam coin-flip site advertisements in between games" stich u da man
2016-03-27 05:07
#112
nukkye | 
United States yvr 
"Ex6TenZ has a flash of realisation that he's no longer playing CS:S, and his recent results have certainly shown it" LOL gave me a nice giggle =3
2016-03-27 05:37
Well written article.
2016-03-27 05:45
"(the split in views among community members is perhaps as bitter as the Sunni/Shi'a divide by this point)" Holy shit please stop writing these. Who's signing off on this stuff.
2016-03-27 07:24
stich.
2016-03-27 11:35
ikr, the 'journalism' on this site is garbage and it contributes to the overall shitty feel. I wish someone with some money like ESL maybe would make a proper website for us to view and talk about CS on
2016-03-27 15:22
quando é essa porra de major?
2016-03-27 08:01
that sunni/shi'a analogy... wtf stich needs to chill the fuck out
2016-03-27 08:17
what a sad time for VP where get out from group stage will be success and ,,big achivment,,
2016-03-27 08:44
if vp loses to c9 its time to disband and clean toilets
2016-03-27 08:54
1. NaVI 2. G2 3. VP 4. Cloud9
2016-03-27 09:10
#123
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Lithuania karkeris 
Hardest group?
2016-03-27 09:52
to predict yeah since people have no idea who will showw up or not
2016-03-27 10:32
Yes 1. Na`Vi 2. Everyone can take this place cuz they have same play level
2016-03-27 11:51
#127
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Finland f0pZ 
Rip skadoodle, Group stage x7 incoming
2016-03-27 10:55
NAVI VP G2 Cloud9
2016-03-27 11:05
#136
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
I feel like navi is gonna be 3rd in this tournament
2016-03-27 12:11
The hardest group of course, very strong teams
2016-03-27 13:30
#139
tweNty | 
United Kingdom Ruzkij 
NAVI 4 LYFE ! Flamie GO V MCDONALDS?
2016-03-27 13:40
#142
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North America Foxaika 
Leave it to HLTV to reference Islam in a post. Keepo
2016-03-27 16:12
6 majors,Group stage (6x).[*] rip noodle
2016-03-27 16:22
EZ NAVI AND VP
2016-03-27 16:43
#147
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Poland Ventura1777 
Na'Vi and VP to playoffs
2016-03-27 19:22
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2016-03-27 22:06
Navi and g2
2016-03-29 13:14
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