iBP Summer Invitational this weekend

Eight North American teams will compete for $16,000 from July 16-17 this weekend in the online iBUYPOWER 2016 Summer Invitational.

iBUYPOWER have hosted a number of season-based Invitational tournaments since the beginning of last year, with the latest occurrence being Cloud9 winning the $16,000 2016 Spring Invitational back when Ryan "⁠freakazoid⁠" Abadir was on the team.

The upcoming iBUYPOWER 2016 Summer Invitational will also offer up $16,000 for two days of online CS:GO action, from July 16-17. This time around there will be eight teams competing via a best-of-three, single elimination bracket, with quarter-finals on the first day and semifinals and the grand final on the second day.


Stewie2K's Cloud9 are reigning champions from the previous iBP Invitational

The tournament will be run through CEVO's platform and broadcast by CEVO-TV. The full list of teams competing this weekend is:

United States Cloud9 Canada TSM United States Echo Fox United States Selfless
North America Complexity United States Winterfox Canada Kaliber United States Prospects

The prize distribution for the iBP Summer Invitational 2016 is:

1. - $10,000
2. - $4,000
3-4. - $1,000
3-4. - $1,000 

The first match will go live on July 16th at 18:00 between Echo Fox and Winterfox. You will be able to catch the action live over at twitch.tv/ibuypower.

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United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
271
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
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#1
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Europe Winde
I thought iBuyPower could at least afford 20k for the winners...
2016-07-15 07:51
21 replies
#9
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United Kingdom DarkOmen
damn you are slow, i refreshed this page 2x
2016-07-15 07:51
8 replies
#18
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Europe Winde
Yeah, cause I was thinking of not posting, but last sec decided to.
2016-07-15 07:52
no ex ts? no liquid? c9 got dis kappa
2016-07-15 07:53
5 replies
#49
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United States stotte
Don't leave out TSM!
2016-07-15 08:35
2 replies
#107
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North America Catpwnz
You didn't see the Kappa? LUL
2016-07-15 13:40
1 reply
#148
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United States stotte
EleGiggle Semphis EleGiggle was EleGiggle the EleGiggle problem
2016-07-16 16:38
#112
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Czech Republic prokda69
why didn't they invite Splyce? :'(
2016-07-15 13:59
1 reply
splyce's best player is Steel and he is currently bumming ow thats why
2016-07-15 15:30
nice!
2016-07-17 19:19
16k? NA prize
2016-07-15 09:20
9 replies
#77
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United States Soarinw0w
AU scene 4Head
2016-07-15 10:33
7 replies
#92
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Europe Winde
NA CS EleGiggle
2016-07-15 11:53
6 replies
#94
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United States Soarinw0w
NA in grand finals in major 4Head & no scene saying "NA CS" ? I aren't think that
2016-07-15 12:00
2 replies
#100
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Europe Winde
rofl, they were only in the finals because they lost to Virtus.Plow and got second seed, so they had to verse fnatic in semis rather than SK which would've knocked them out in semis again. Plus they only got that far because they were carried by UKRAINE (eu), s1mple top fragged and carried against NATUS VINCERE and FNATIC, but what happened when he didn't carry? they lost 2-0 to SK in finals, gg. ps: now that s1mple is gone and Pimp is replacing him we will see what will happen 4Head
2016-07-15 13:00
1 reply
lol "Ukraine Carry" in pro cs? no such thing as carrying in pro its a team game for a reason no wonder you have no scene
2016-07-16 16:32
Yeah because you would kill it there! Considering NA recently, our CS GO is looking pretty good bud. Cant wait to see 'no one' on LAN. He is killing it online, hope it translates.
2016-07-15 17:58
2 replies
Is that seriously his IGN? Shit's so annoying to listen to 'Nothing' 'Somebody' 'Attacker' Horrible names when it comes to being able to cast the game.
2016-07-15 18:53
1 reply
Bro, that is one of the lowest tier bates I have ever seen. You should truly be ashamed.
2016-07-15 21:22
we'll just go play some aus tournaments instead oh wait...
2016-07-15 12:04
Wow another CS GO tourney another set of throws. Congrats to the would be rich organizers and players.
2016-07-15 11:00
i throw power!
2016-07-15 15:36
#2
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Germany Gloin
Time to bet some skins! Oh w8
2016-07-15 07:51
1111111111111
2016-07-15 07:51
nice
2016-07-15 07:51
go echo fox
2016-07-15 07:51
throw inc
2016-07-15 07:51
Ez TK
2016-07-15 07:51
shit teams ez for c9
2016-07-15 07:51
1 reply
more like ez for TSM
2016-07-15 13:01
#11
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United States ferdog
ez for c9
2016-07-15 07:51
#12
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United States snack-
65
2016-07-15 07:51
A lot of throws INC
2016-07-15 07:52
RiP
2016-07-15 07:52
boring
2016-07-15 07:52
#17
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United States snack-
no liquid??????????????????????????????????????
2016-07-15 07:52
TSM gunna WRECK IT
2016-07-15 07:53
#24
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Hong Kong korean
oonly t2 teams ayy
2016-07-15 07:54
2 replies
10k first prize, nobody gives a shit I guess xD
2016-07-15 07:56
t3*
2016-07-15 08:28
I finally wrote one comment on hltv, i didnt want to throw my words for nothing. I hope you guys dont have a heart of steel, because you will make me dazed and confused... retk mr spriderman
2016-07-15 07:55
1 reply
Wtf wrong with you?
2016-07-15 11:18
gl echofox
2016-07-15 07:55
I'd say Ez c9 just kidding, but how there's no liquid and sk It's really Ez c9
2016-07-15 08:03
5 replies
Yeah TSM rekt them at ECS finals though.. :P
2016-07-15 08:06
4 replies
hopefully u're right cuz c9 is just sucking atm, It'd be nice for them decide to work hard and improve, the only thing I want is ska to be back on his old form.
2016-07-15 08:12
3 replies
If Slemmy shits the bed at this tourny this may very well be one of his last events with C9 as a player I think. (May be with them for more after if he sucks, but it will be as a coach).
2016-07-15 08:18
The summer c9 when shroud was actually looking like a star and ska was a world beater with the awp. If those two could only get back to that form and stewie still performs like he is doing right now. That would be nice to see.
2016-07-15 14:43
1 reply
ye, it was really nice seeing them playing on that level
2016-07-15 18:51
C9 be like.. "Finally, our chance to win something!" Inb4 they get stomped out by TSM in the finals.
2016-07-15 08:04
#33
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Brazil BoJegue
they should have invited WinOut too
2016-07-15 08:05
3 replies
....
2016-07-15 08:09
#129
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Chile Romanosky
WinOut it's ESEA Main and not playing good.
2016-07-15 17:42
1 reply
#145
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Brazil BoJegue
they are playing esea with 2 completes
2016-07-16 03:13
finally something cloud9 can win :D <3 jk I love them...
2016-07-15 08:08
2 replies
Inb4 out in first round
2016-07-15 08:56
1 reply
xD that would be painful... It's a bo3 so they have a chance :D bo1...it would be possible...against a team like TSM...and that is sad
2016-07-15 09:40
No Liquid? K
2016-07-15 08:15
3 replies
I think they are dealing with bringing Pimp into NA for August as they said and probably don't want to bother to bring in a ringer for a shitty $16k total prizepool tournament (hardly even worth it for them after likely being a bit burnt out after the major).. Likely why they aren't on the list. The one weird one is Optic not being in there though.. They do have a set 5.
2016-07-15 08:20
2 replies
mixwell is playing at Dreamhack Valencia with a mix team later today
2016-07-15 08:45
OpTic were invited, but mixwell is in Spain for DH Valencia
2016-07-15 15:23
#44
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United States sayNt
No Liquid no SK no Optic no CLG no splyce....why tf are c9 and tsm playing in this? Should be ez c9. I'll laugh if anybody else wins.
2016-07-15 08:19
5 replies
Rofl, you think SK gives any fucks about a $10k for first place tournament after winning the major? Splyce would have to bring in like 3 random NA ringers to compete, they need time to work the visa's for their europe players.. Hence why they aren't there. CLG.. No surprise.. Their roster is falling apart and tarik doesn't even want to play, and they're also at Eleague atm. Optic not being there is weird though.. Dunno why.. Maybe they want more time to work with their new coach before competing at any lans.
2016-07-15 08:22
3 replies
#64
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United States sayNt
that's not the point. my point is why are c9 and tsm playing in this 10k tournament...no competition for them. and worthless prize amount.
2016-07-15 09:17
2 replies
Apparently to feel good about themselves and stomp t3 Na teams because it's about all they can do to be successful at LAN.. LOL.. I also agree that it's kind of a joke that c9 is even at this tournament.
2016-07-15 10:36
1 reply
#83
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United States sayNt
ya like what's the point lol c9 just always seem to be complacent with just playing lol
2016-07-15 11:00
...because of ez money?
2016-07-15 08:30
Why no Liquid?
2016-07-15 08:36
6 replies
Liquid are preparing for E-League
2016-07-15 08:49
4 replies
I see.. Thanks for the info! +1
2016-07-15 08:49
lmao
2016-07-15 10:43
Liquid are out of ELeague Season 1. They are not playing due to no Pimp in NA yet and other bigger tournaments/leagues to prepare for.
2016-07-15 18:11
1 reply
Oh shieeeeet Wrong info Sry
2016-07-15 18:36
#84
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United States sayNt
pimp won't be here in time, and they haven't practiced with pimp yet anyway
2016-07-15 11:01
#52
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United States stotte
Excited for this tourny. Want to see how much TSM have improved. Even if they lose, I'm more curious about their international performances. Want to see more of that.
2016-07-15 08:36
easy tourny for echo fox
2016-07-15 08:42
thought that said ibp unbanned lol
2016-07-15 08:46
C9 vs TSM final
2016-07-15 08:47
ez for clg
2016-07-15 08:47
#65
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United States thmpsn
EZ FOR C9
2016-07-15 09:18
#67
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United States Vox_Lunae
ez OCEAN
2016-07-15 09:21
TSM or echo fox winner
2016-07-15 09:36
c9 if they've improved... TSM and echo fox looking good too... should be fun to watch... more fun than ESL Cologne grand final.. hell, a monkey taking a dump is more fun than that crap
2016-07-15 09:45
i dont understand c9 hype. TSM and EchoFox are the teams should be hyped.C9 will slaughtered by both of these teams.
2016-07-15 10:07
No more gambling big shoutout to Tmartn, Josh OG and Syndicate
2016-07-15 10:16
C9's tournament
2016-07-15 10:31
Throw confirmed
2016-07-15 10:54
prospects? facepalm
2016-07-15 11:08
Where are jaxmoneycrew, checksix, turmoil, pandemic, united5, zEx, x3o, mugnmouse, Rival, D!E, NoPression, ... ? NA is trash now.
2016-07-15 11:11
#91
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Australia omag
TSM to win this
2016-07-15 11:40
no Splyce?
2016-07-15 11:57
Coming soon, top NA teams will throw down in one of the best events ever thrown. There can only be one winner, will they seize the title or throw away their chances? Winner will throw a party, loser will throw in the towel. Throw.
2016-07-15 12:05
Ez for C9
2016-07-15 12:54
ez for TSM tbh
2016-07-15 13:03
Stewie is the only reason C9 has a chance at this tier 4 event
2016-07-15 13:06
ez for KKona
2016-07-15 13:10
Easiest money for TSM.
2016-07-15 13:29
Echofox vs cloud9 Kreygasm
2016-07-15 13:36
C9 - TSM finals
2016-07-15 13:46
EZ for OCEAN
2016-07-15 13:55
Where the fuck is Team Liquid?
2016-07-15 13:58
Rip brazilian teams!!!
2016-07-15 14:35
Let's go PAPA ODEAG!
2016-07-15 14:45
Lol c9 might win something now
2016-07-15 14:46
#118
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Brazil woody77
They waited BR coming to home in vacation to do this champioship. NA logic, envy us ;)
2016-07-15 14:47
Teir 5 tournament
2016-07-15 14:51
#124
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Poland PSZ
hahaah tier 99 tournament and clown9 probably will not win this
2016-07-15 15:37
let's not invite BR teams because they steal our prize pools Kappa
2016-07-15 16:01
#126
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Finland muglobal
ez 4 swag on c9
2016-07-15 16:22
1-C9-TSM
2016-07-15 17:30
#135
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World Notb8ing
lol these prizes are lower than in shitty finnish event :DDDDD, inb4 top teams get money just participating or smt .
2016-07-15 18:42
I'm surprised this iBP brand name hasn't died yet, like Titan did. You'd think the damage Dazed & co. did would have sunk it.
2016-07-15 18:46
1 reply
its cause theyre not a gaming org theyre an actual company that sells stuff
2016-07-16 08:02
What happens when you gather together all NA teams in one room? A tier 3 tournament.
2016-07-15 18:59
3 replies
*cough* liquid make it to grandfinal of major *cough* *cough* ence didnt even make the qualifer for the major *cough*
2016-07-16 16:38
2 replies
Are you talking about professional eSports organization ENCE E-sports containing of AWPer Aleksi "Allu" Jalli, ingame leader Mikko "xartE" Välimaa, rifler Miikka "suNny" Kemppi, allround player Juho "Juhob" Lampinen & the mad fragger Tom "stonde" Glad from the finnish eSports organization ENCE e-sports from the nordic country?
2016-07-16 16:49
My throat would explode if I decided to cough every time I make an NA insult, such a huge and productive ground to work with, but I am smarter than this, I will go for a different approach and say - if Finland had their own minor, Ence would make it easily, but oh well, for some reason EU only gets 2 slots, as much as NA, CiS, and Asia regions, but only EU teams gets to fight tier 1 monsters in order to just have a chance to qualify, when decent Asia and CiS teams can have their slots for free.
2016-07-16 21:35
EchoFox, u can do it! Good luck!
2016-07-15 19:09
iThrowp0wer Btw 9 years ban on hltv and i can still post. Good one thx
2016-07-15 23:04
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