ELEAGUE Group A preview

This week will see Group A of the $1.2 million ELEAGUE Season 1 kick off with Luminosity, Liquid, Cloud9, and the Renegades competing for a spot in the Week 8 playoffs. Below is our official preview for Group A.

With $1.2 million in prize money for its debut season, ELEAGUE Season 1 will be CS:GO's largest tournament to date (since it is still unclear how the ECS prize-pool will be proportionally paid out).

After some early doubts, the ELEAGUE now packs 24 top flight teams, including 17 of the current Top 20 ranked teams in the world. These teams have been split into six groups of four, all of which will play out over the course of the next six weeks.

The format of ELEAGUE is a little bit distinct and different so you should now pay attention. Every Tuesday and Wednesday during the week, teams will play round-robin best-of-one games in their group in order to determine seeding for the group playoffs. All of this action will be broadcast on ELEAGUE's Twitch channel.

Starting every Thursday, the group playoffs will begin and they will be in a single elimination, best-of-three bracket. Judging by the schedule, the semifinals will take place on Thursday and then the finale of each group will play on Fridays at 04:00. The finale will be broadcast on Twitch and even more importantly on TBS, a TV channel that is part of basic American cable.


The world's best team Luminosity will take part in the first week of ELEAGUE action

The team to win the finale will advance to the Week 8 single elimination, best-of-three ELEAGUE playoffs. However, the runner-up in each group will also have a chance to play in Week 7 during the Last Chance Qualifier, where the six runner-ups and two additional teams (apparently determined by points during the regular season) will meet to determine two final spots to the Week 8 playoffs.

With the actual format out of the way, we can now look into the recent histories, playstyles, and trends affecting the four teams competing in Group A, while also lightly indulging in a humorous, eye-enticing caption or two.

The first week of ELEAGUE also happens to be a mini-North American division of the recent ESL Pro League’s third season, with three of the top four finishers of that online league (and with the fourth finishing in seventh place) competing in Group A.

As such, although two of the teams in the group are not from North America, this group can be considered the unofficial North American group since all four of the teams do live and play there.

Brazil Luminosity

Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo
Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga
Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David
Brazil Lincoln "fnx" Lau
Brazil Epitacio "TACO" de Melo

Atop the hill of global Counter-Strike are Luminosity. The Brazilian super team are currently ranked best in the world and are also only the second team ever to max out the possible points in our system, meaning that they have truly carved out the spot for themselves.

Following the MLG Columbus Major win and the 9-12th place snafu in Malmö 2016, FalleN and his men put doubters aside and won two tournaments in a row: the regional DreamHack Open Austin event and the premier ESL Pro League Season 3 finals.

Much of these two achievements have been driven by the ongoing maturation of coldzera into a first-rate superstar, with the 21-year-old player posting 1.52 and 1.18 ratings at the respective events (his 1.52 rating in Austin made him the MVP performer there).


Fans of good CS should pledge allegiance to Lancaster, California and its Brazilian kingpin

When Luminosity do well, captain FalleN is never hard behind his coldzera-led avant-garde (exemplifying him for his stellar and stable play despite also leading) and he was the team's second best player in Columbus, Austin, and London.

Behind these two titans are of course three very stable players in their own right and all of them have the potential to put on MVP performances during a tournament, a truly frightening prospect when this team is on fire. And on fire they have been since MLG Columbus, with Luminosity having won the last 13 of their 17 offline matches (counting both best-of-ones and best-of-threes).

Luminosity played both Cloud9 and Liquid at DreamHack Austin (they flattened the former and cleanly defeated the latter) and also have soundly taken down Renegades in online matches this year; they are as such heavily favoured to top this group come Friday evening. Anything less would truly be an upset.

United States Liquid

United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin
United States Nick "nitr0" Cannella
United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski
United States Kenneth "koosta" Suen
United States Eric "adreN" Hoag

The second best team in Group A are Liquid, currently ranked #9 in the world and still riding the wave of their semifinal Major finish despite the lingering shadow of the menace that is Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and the tremendous ruptures he caused internally for the team.

Like a traumatised survivor of hellish trench warfare, Liquid have been left in the wake of s1mple and all his outbursts and oddities with a fairly capable team on their hands, but with an unsure game plan about how to utilise it. The move to bring in Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu as coach is clearly an attempt to combat this post-Major malaise and give the team direction and discipline.

After Columbus, we of course saw Liquid bomb out of DreamHack Masters Malmö (although then still with s1mple in tow) and then make 3-4th at DreamHack Austin (losing to Luminosity in the semifinals) and 5-6th at the ESL Pro League Season 3 finals (losing to fnatic in the Group B decider match).


To hug it out as friends or build a championship level team, that is the question

Unfortunately for Liquid, they have begun to develop a reputation for letting games slip that should have easily been in their pocket, a trend which brings up the dreaded "C-word" that relates to an inability to breathe. This happened yet again in the team's opener in Leicester where they were well poised to beat NiP (going up as far as 15-6 before losing in double overtime) and ultimately crumbled.

I still have a lingering sense that koosta feels uncomfortable on the team, whether with his role or with the way the AWPer is utilised (and this sense was not helped by POV videos such as these). If Liquid cannot bring all five of their players into line and ready to function as a unit, then they are definitely in danger of falling out of the ELEAGUE early.

However, with a bevy of young stars and veterans on their team and plenty of offline experience by now, the likeliest outcome sees Liquid finishing runner-up in their group and thus returning in Week 7 for the Last Chance Qualifier.

United States Cloud9

United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert
Canada Mike "shroud" Grzesiek
United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham
United States Jake "Stewie2K" Yip
United States Alec "Slemmy" White

Currently ranked 19th in the world, Cloud9 have endured months of trial and tribulation and have long tried to rebuild the magic and the pizzazz of their summer 2015 days.

The latest spell saw Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir leave the team (following their dismal 13-16th place run at MLG Columbus) and Premier-level player Slemmy brought in to take on the role of in-game leader and thus work alongside the team's newfound coach Andrew "Irukandji" Timmerman.

And slowly but surely Cloud9 have started to rebuild their form, first with a 3-4th place finish at DreamHack Open Austin (beating CLG twice and nearly beating Tempo Storm in the semifinal) and then at the ESL Pro League Season 3 finals, where they played decently against fnatic and Liquid despite a 7-8th place finish.


Young stew coming into focus on his team

Recently, Cloud9 revenged against Liquid in an online ECS series for the Austin loss and overall they have looked reinvigorated and I would consider them the most likely dark horse for this group.

Part of this assessment hinges on the continuing development of Stewie2K, who is going from a smoke-pushing pug god to a smoke-pushing match god with each passing week. Since the 18-year-old combines the confidence of previous entry-fragger freakazoid with the aim of a young talents such as EliGE or TACO, he could truly come into his own over the next few months and be a force to be reckoned with.

If shroud and n0thing can hold their own, and if Skadoodle can muster the willpower to dispense with his usually stoic demeanor and compete with vigour, then this marks the beginning of a skill-saturated lineup. However, Slemmy remains something of a question mark and although his strategies immediately benefited the team, his in-game form clearly has not.

Australia Renegades

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill
Australia Aaron "AZR" Ward
Australia Justin "jks" Savage
Australia Yaman "yam" Ergenekon
Australia Karlo "USTILO" Pivac 

The final team in the fore of ELEAGUE's Group A are coincidentally one of the first teams to vocally declare and advertise their involvement in ELEAGUE in the late months of last year.

But pedigree has not equaled success lately for Renegades, nor has it really it really equaled many events attended. With just two Asia Minors under their belts (second place at each, losing the grand final to TheMongolz and TyLoo respectively) and a failed Major qualification bid at the Columbus qualifier in 2016, the team from down under have gone underground this year.

However, we did see SPUNJ and his team play in the ESL Pro League Season 3 North American division, where they finished in 7th place at 13-9: a fair showing but not enough to reach the top four and fight at the finals in Leicester/London.


Renegades collectively debate deleting their Twitters in a moment of anguish

Although the element of surprise is a factor thrown around when teams who have been to a paucity of tournaments show up to big events, it is hard to try and find an avenue for analysis for Renegades based on these results alone, let alone when analysing some of the simple gameplay mistakes they occassion under pressure.

USTILO has generally proven to be a solid pickup, and yam, AZR, and jks all have their moments of high-powered maps (particularly the last player), but something was still not clicking during those games in the Columbus Main Qualifier and the Asia Minor loss to TyLoo in the grand final in Seoul. Finding the right solution might almost be as hard as finding a good picture with a quokka.

Regardless, with nothing to lose and everything to gain, Renegades this week will be in a similar situation to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull: having surged to prominence they now find themselves on a slippery slope that grows ever steeper.


Group A of ELEAGUE Season 1 gets underway on Tuesday at 18:00 with the first round-robin matches of the group stage. The action can of course be caught over at ELEAGUE's Twitch channel.

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:
789
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
996
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
720
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
United States Alec 'Slemmy' White
Alec 'Slemmy' White
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
445
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
854
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
600
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
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 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
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
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
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
816
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
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
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1158
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
504
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1146
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
496
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
#1
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
Nice! But still ez for LG...
2016-05-23 06:58
True. We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we MAJOR champions, we CEVO champions, we DH AUSTIN champions, we ESL S3 Champions, we ELEAGUE S1 champions (soon), we are from BRAZIL! LETS FU******** GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2016-05-23 07:00
You get rekt 7-1 and 80.000 of you cryed in the stadium. You are from Brazil.
2016-05-23 07:09
2016-05-23 07:10
Why do you link Fifa?
2016-05-23 12:14
By the way 2:0 in Korea in the Grandfinal hurts a lot less then 7:1 in your own Country, your own city and your own Worldcup Semifinals
2016-05-23 12:17
And saw Argentina playthe final in his fucking country wearing the german t-shirt
2016-05-23 15:01
Wot?
2016-05-23 16:23
lol even the shit turkish team made it to 3rd that tournament. shit football all around that year. there are lots of other shit to be proud about and you get proud by 2002. lol. also this; lel youtube.com/watch?v=OiW0IPrv1Ro
2016-05-23 12:54
#188
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Germany P3tR 
That was 14 years ago but nt
2016-05-24 00:46
+1
2016-05-23 09:10
#31
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
ty, we appreciate that!
2016-05-23 07:10
#65
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Brazil mibrzera 
+1 GOOOOOOOOOOO LG
2016-05-23 10:08
#72
 | 
Brazil Nimenz 
It's becoming something like Daenerys Targaryen titles.
2016-05-23 10:28
Im watching now Game of thrones last episode and you are right ! :D Your stupid monkey friends just wrote that titles evrywhere on hltv :D Love brazil but a lot of you are so stupid :D
2016-05-23 12:06
Some Brazilian embarrass me. Unfortunately our country is bad, bad economy, 11 million unemployed, debt trillion dollars... and people come to say that we are the best in football, CS ... We are bad at all, that is. Sad to say it.
2016-05-24 16:40
same here ;d in Pl
2016-05-24 18:13
Omg please dont annoy us any more.I'm begging you
2016-05-23 11:47
kys
2016-05-23 12:02
#94
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Australia 100T_TOP_100 
dude tell LG to give some skill to Renegades :(
2016-05-23 12:16
Dude, your bragging is really annoying. Go hype LG somewhere on Brazilian forums, no one really cares
2016-05-23 14:38
You are not any of those, you have no stake in the Canadian esports organization, Luminosity Gaming.
2016-05-23 16:07
#193
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Bulgaria stef0o0o 
seeing that coment *grabs popcorn*
2016-05-24 12:56
Nice preview, Stich.
2016-05-23 08:31
dd
2016-05-23 06:58
#37
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Australia 100T_TOP_100 
I feel sorry for renegades xD i hope they can actually play decently, i dont carw if they lose i just want to see them put up a good fight.
2016-05-23 07:14
they got dealt a pretty fucking hard hand with this group ahaha. LG, the team that 16-0'd them last year. Liquid, the team that knocked them out from qualifying for Cluj 15'. Cloud9, the team that knocked them out from qualifying for Columbus 16'. They need to pull out a fucking miracle to win.
2016-05-23 11:19
The EU teams would have been worse than the NA teams though.
2016-05-23 16:08
I mean id rather see them facing a dignitas-like team than NA competition, because now 3 teams that I usualy root for are in the same group..
2016-05-23 23:03
hmm. they got 16-0'd again. rip au cs
2016-05-25 07:44
d
2016-05-23 06:58
#4
Canada LuoL1 
ez for Envy ( it's just a joke, i am still crying)
2016-05-23 06:59
what
2016-05-23 07:28
I wish to see envy becomes strong again, but deep down in my heart i know it's just a dream....
2016-05-23 23:14
its hard to tell, maybe they need some changes.
2016-05-23 23:26
Ez for Optic XD
2016-05-23 14:07
n1
2016-05-23 06:58
1
2016-05-23 06:58
fdg
2016-05-23 06:58
#8
Portugal mfxd 
Kappa
2016-05-23 06:58
ok
2016-05-24 07:08
THE FOOTER OF CSGO!
2016-05-23 06:58
you sure? ELEAGUE logic = put 4 teams from NA in the same group, like if they dont play against each other everyday... WE WANT TO SEE UNCOMMON MATCHES, like dig vs LG, nV vs c9, rng vs f3, og vs faze how retard can you be jesus...
2016-05-23 07:06
rng vs f3 now thats a game id like to see
2016-05-23 07:46
#76
 | 
Australia Dweg 
Why do I always see you on hltv
2016-05-23 10:46
#135
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Norway wowsowow 
bcuz he is a hltv user
2016-05-23 15:18
+1
2016-05-23 19:47
this is a pretty good point
2016-05-23 08:46
first logical comment I've seen from you wp
2016-05-23 10:28
#189
 | 
Germany P3tR 
Og vs faze lol 360 noscope on de_rust
2016-05-24 00:47
I believe that EL decided to only have NA teams in this group because many EU teams still have ECS matches this week, and they need to play those out in Europe before traveling to the US. The other groups will be more interesting.
2016-05-24 15:06
#10
Finland Brjw 
EZ 4 ENCE
2016-05-23 06:58
+1 ence top 1
2016-05-23 14:08
#11
 | 
United States Rift 
wow
2016-05-23 06:58
ez for spunj
2016-05-23 06:58
#13
 | 
Hong Kong korean 
lol wtf is this group for lg
2016-05-23 06:58
Rip NA
2016-05-23 06:59
ROFL the renegades caption
2016-05-23 07:00
Renegades collectively debate deleting their Twitters in a moment of anguish That ones earns a #gottem.
2016-05-23 07:00
EZ4 Renegades
2016-05-23 07:02
ez LG.
2016-05-23 07:02
Ez renegades
2016-05-23 07:03
ez for ence
2016-05-23 07:04
#24
 | 
Argentina ZaraLarsson 
Why deleted my comment? fascist australian admins? renegades lmao, what a tier5 team is doing among giants
2016-05-23 07:04
#40
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Australia arbiter6784 
Your calling Cloud9 and Liquid giants?? Clearly Delusional.
2016-05-23 07:27
atleast they can beat tyloo in a bo3 :^)
2016-05-23 07:28
#43
 | 
Argentina ZaraLarsson 
Yeah. I think its the only thing they can do. And doing bad, since they lost right after.
2016-05-23 07:29
Renegay doesn't deserve for rekt oh wait, he does ayyy
2016-05-23 08:37
#82
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Greece hekzy 
You got rekt m8. Go to bed.
2016-05-23 11:39
#114
 | 
Argentina ZaraLarsson 
pay your debts
2016-05-23 14:10
#120
 | 
Hungary Shaperz 
Luminosity gaming vs. random chinese mm team called Tyloo #neverforget
2016-05-23 14:21
#134
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Greece hekzy 
Even in this time of economical crisis the average greek monthly wage can buy an entire favela district and everybody that lives in it (that includes you).
2016-05-23 15:26
Ouch :-D
2016-05-23 15:24
S A V A G E A V A G E
2016-05-23 08:48
we dumb we retards we monkeys we poorvelas we delusional we degenerate we cocky we lose 7-1 we lose to Tyloo we are from BRAZIL!
2016-05-23 10:31
#115
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
we bad we lose to everyone we cant qualify we lose to Mongolz 16-1 we lose to BRAZIL 16-0 we are from AUSTRALIA!
2016-05-23 14:12
whats the meaning of life? #42
2016-05-23 14:19
uk in space has no right to call anyone else's scene shitty
2016-05-23 17:58
i love kebabs
2016-05-23 18:46
1. Get out from my australian friends 2. Why Brazilians are so stupid you are talking "virtus.pro is tier 4" or now i can see "renegades is tier 5" it's bullshit. Tier 1 is sb who can win major like VP, NiP, Fnatic, NaVi, Astralis. Tier 2 is sb who can qualife for major but have little chance for win it like Renegades, ex-CSGL, AGG, TempoStorm, Dignitas. Tier 4 or 5 are realy weak players like semi-pro
2016-05-23 14:19
#119
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
Renegades can qualify to majors? nice joke.
2016-05-23 14:20
Of course. It's ex-VoxEminor. They wers qualifed for every major
2016-05-23 14:23
#122
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
lmao... they only qualified when they needed to play against other asian teams. Whey they change it, and now they need to play against proper teams, they never qualified since then.
2016-05-23 14:24
Yes, It's true but i wrote "sb who CAN qualify for major". They don't have big chance but they CAN do this. Writing sth like "renagades is tier 5" is so stupid
2016-05-23 14:56
thanks for your words my polish brother :)
2016-05-23 18:47
No problem. I'm just so angry when i see stupid brazilian comments like "all teams is tier 4/5 and only LG is tier1" or when brazilians writing to australian guy sth like "stupid Kangoo" when they are most stupid on hltv...but this is brazilian braindead... We must fight with this together my australian friend ;)
2016-05-23 19:23
#176
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Italy Growl 
Lmao you are such a cancerous polak and your english reflects how much of a peanut brain you have just like the water of the toilets you clean reflects your shitface while you clean them
2016-05-23 22:06
Very constructive comment...
2016-05-23 23:56
#203
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Italy Growl 
more like you just realised how much of a retard you fucking are
2016-05-25 12:08
#199
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
:'(
2016-05-24 20:41
#28
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
LET'S GO BRAZIL! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we best, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-05-23 07:09
g2 group faster pls
2016-05-23 07:09
LG TOP 1
2016-05-23 07:11
nice
2016-05-23 07:11
#38
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Brazil Kohzito 
Ez 4 ENCE
2016-05-23 07:18
will be hard for favelas
2016-05-23 07:30
Love the Malcolm Turnbull Reference
2016-05-23 07:32
#47
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United States snack- 
stich great writing as always
2016-05-23 07:42
Is this on Tv?
2016-05-23 07:47
Thhe Group finals every Friday on TBS m8
2016-05-23 12:21
EZ For ENCE
2016-05-23 07:48
#51
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Australia Zer0_Gravity 
haven't even read the preview yet but LOL'd so hard at "while also lightly indulging in a humorous, eye-enticing caption or two."
2016-05-23 08:03
A pro player (forgot who, EU if I remember correctly) recently got annoyed with the captions on the articles, calling them unprofessional. So he's probably putting that sentence there to point out it's not meant to be overly serious.
2016-05-23 12:08
#92
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Australia Zer0_Gravity 
yeah, i know JW got pissed last time cuz he said "error 322 - carrymeister missing". was absolutely hailarious tho. the fact that JW got annoyed shows how good they are
2016-05-23 12:13
#96
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Australia 100T_TOP_100 
banta like dis wont upset the renegades unless it involved shots at their personal lives
2016-05-23 12:18
well I wouldn't let the words of a pro player ever influence what I do or how I write, but at the same time it's important to avoid being labelled unprofessional
2016-05-23 18:59
Of course, I completely agree with you. I quite like most of the captions but occasionally they are a tad over the top. Keep it up stichio
2016-05-25 18:14
Fop Four?!?!?!?!
2016-05-23 08:15
division, where they finished in 7th place at 13-9: a fair showing but not enough to reach the fop four and fight at the finals in Leicester/London. Fop four.. please fix. Great article.
2016-05-23 08:18
#57
Australia rEXY 
nice work putting the ausses down stich, to bad your sister was a dead root anyway.
2016-05-23 08:44
just banter :)
2016-05-23 10:32
can't wait
2016-05-23 08:52
#61
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Finland Wozzw 
Renegades collectively debate deleting their Twitters in a moment of anguish. Lmao
2016-05-23 09:07
+1 give their spot to Tyloo pls
2016-05-23 10:15
#97
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Australia 100T_TOP_100 
r u stupid or r u stoopid.... tyloo is in another group fakin sheep shagger rugby playing white water rafting bungie jumping noob
2016-05-23 12:20
#63
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Luxembourg Hargreaves 
get ready for 50 yo playing cs ))
2016-05-23 09:47
#64
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Switzerland GoTMedicine 
Boring to watch group
2016-05-23 09:51
#99
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Australia 100T_TOP_100 
maybe for you but for us aussies its like looking at a hell group lol every team in this group has done something terrible to renegades like LG 2-0 Liquid stopped rng qualify for dreamhack and cloud9 stopped them for mlg columbus major :(
2016-05-23 12:22
#66
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Brazil mibrzera 
ez Luminosity
2016-05-23 10:10
#69
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World nouman 
is this lan?
2016-05-23 10:16
ez monkeys
2016-05-23 10:27
#77
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Australia Dweg 
Lets Go Renegades... Lets Go! Lets Go Renegades... Lets Go! Lets Go Renegades... Lets Go! Lets Go Renegades... Lets Go! Lets Go Renegades... Lets Go!
2016-05-23 10:47
why don't you guys ever write Epitacio instead of Tacio? :(
2016-05-23 11:13
#80
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Singapore Trisha 
I would like RNG to make it but i dont think they can :((
2016-05-23 11:22
Worlds best team xD
2016-05-23 11:29
LOL SO EZ FOR THE BEST TEAM IN THE HISTORY LUMINOSITY GAMING
2016-05-23 11:42
U joined Scene In January? LG not even close m8
2016-05-23 12:24
LOL SO EZ FOR THE BEST TEAM IN THE HISTORY LUMINOSITY GAMING
2016-05-23 12:56
I hope this brings lots of great matches!
2016-05-23 11:44
boring....will skip watching these monkeys
2016-05-23 11:47
#126
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Brazil sprk1 
nt allu
2016-05-23 14:46
ESL Pro League NA division all over again YAWN
2016-05-23 12:11
Good luck to the teams playing! BO1 gives plenty of room for upsets (wish it was all BO2/BO3, given that it's only groups of 4 anyway), unless I have misunderstood something here. I have C9 riding as dark horses too; Stewie has been on form recently. On a side note: I love LG and I used to not mind the BR hype on the forums, etc... But recently some fans (maybe a couple of them imposters) have been insufferable.
2016-05-23 12:11
I think its like eslpl 2 Bo1 Seems like it in the Schedule
2016-05-23 12:25
It is 2 sperate Bo1s. Pretty much a Bo2.
2016-05-23 14:18
Renegades collectively debate deleting their Twitters in a moment of anguish LOL
2016-05-23 13:18
the final nail in renegade's coffin won't be surprised if they disband after this
2016-05-23 13:20
#150
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Oceania Klashik 
they won't disband until an NA knocks them out of the major qualifier again
2016-05-23 17:15
not better back to home and tray win major spot in asia/sea region they are to low even for NA standard
2016-05-23 18:28
#108
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
Ez for LG
2016-05-23 13:26
EleGiggle league
2016-05-23 13:44
#130
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China ranxiaoxuan 
renepause? so ez!
2016-05-23 15:00
go NA fuck the favelas
2016-05-23 15:06
#153
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Estonia Qlity 
We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we MAJOR champions, we CEVO champions, we DH AUSTIN champions, we ESL S3 Champions, we ELEAGUE S1 champions (soon), we are from BRAZIL!
2016-05-23 17:26
#132
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
LG is love LG is life <3
2016-05-23 15:06
they're just giving awan that money to LG
2016-05-23 15:14
ez 4 havoc oh wait... ok so ez for favellas (no) ence will win this shit, u can screen
2016-05-23 15:19
wtf "To hug it out as friends or build a championship level team, that is the question" ahahaha "Renegades collectively debate deleting their Twitters in a moment of anguish" seems like stich is purposely trying to do this to shut'em (ppl who hate him for that) up :D hahaha
2016-05-23 15:24
Cool
2016-05-23 15:44
#146
oskar | 
Ireland sk0ffin 
Actually, the exact order is released: e-league.com/eleague-schedule/
2016-05-23 16:52
liquid will win with peacemaker !!
2016-05-23 16:53
Fridays at 04:00 in the morning copenhagen time? and where the fuck does this all take place btw?
2016-05-23 16:58
Atlanta, Georgia
2016-05-23 21:41
thanks. pls no zombie breakout (doesent matter Fer will rekt them all)
2016-05-24 15:08
#151
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Brazil Nobuga 
2 EZ 4 LG
2016-05-23 17:19
Stich, I love you man, but who is editing your articles? The whole thing is riddled with spelling errors and grammar mistakes, it's distracting to the reader. Let me know if you need a proof reader dude.
2016-05-23 17:24
LG EZ WIN
2016-05-23 17:31
Would have rather seen RNG in a group with non-American teams, considering they play LG, C9 and LG often. I don't watch RNG with as much hope as I have in the past - let's hope they reinvigorate my support.
2016-05-23 17:40
+1 would love to see Renegades face NiP, G2, dignitas and shit It's so boring to watch NA play vs NA
2016-05-23 18:08
ez liquid
2016-05-23 17:58
#160
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New Zealand tyteg 
LG EZ
2016-05-23 18:12
more money to LG TBH but cheering for RNG
2016-05-23 18:19
whats going on RNG here ? should be optic
2016-05-23 18:35
wow C9 to playoffs?
2016-05-23 19:26
Cant wait to see LG win another tournament
2016-05-23 23:29
ez
2016-05-23 23:43
"Renegades collectively debate deleting their Twitters in a moment of anguish" Dead
2016-05-24 00:29
inferno or nuke ?
2016-05-24 00:42
#192
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Malaysia phyzell 
molly molly molly
2016-05-24 12:36
#194
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Australia weedloll 
I'm actually really happy that people outside of Australia know Australian politics
2016-05-24 13:53
Malcolm Turnbull should buy Renegades, give them the NBN he was hiding, and let them bootcamp in his mansion
2016-05-25 09:02
holy &#351;irk
2016-05-25 12:09
Nice But still easy for LG :)
2016-05-25 15:14
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