DreamHack Open Bucharest preview

As only a little over 24 hours remain before DreamHack ZOWIE Open Bucharest kicks off, we have put together a preview for the eight-team, $100,000 event running from September 16-18.

DreamHack's Bucharest stop will begin with a GSL group stage, with the upper side played in best-of-one matches and best-of-three series in the elimination and decider matches.

Six teams received invites, while Heroic and Gambit reached the final of the closed qualifier in late August and secured the last two spots.

Group A Group B
Poland Virtus.pro  United States Cloud9
Denmark Heroic Denmark Dignitas
France Envy Europe FaZe
Russia Gambit Ukraine FlipSid3

DreamHack ZOWIE Open Bucharest will feature seven teams from the recently concluded SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 Finals, as only Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov's side have not attended the Kiev event.

Due to that we'll go through a lot of what happened during last week's StarSeries, which has given us much-needed context after a month-long break from offline events, and see what we can take away from it going into the $100,000 event kicking off tomorrow afternoon.

Group A

Virtus.pro    
  Age Rating*
Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski 23 1.08
Poland Paweł "byali" Bieliński 22 1.03
Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski  28 1.00
Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas 30 1.00
Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski 29 0.98
Poland Jakub "kuben" Gurczynski (coach) 

* Ratings used in this article are from the past three months

Had DreamHack Bucharest taken place prior to StarSeries, we would have considered Virtus.pro, who remain seated on the edge of second place of our ranking for the time being, quite clear favourites due their win at ELEAGUE.

However, the results in Kiev gave us good enough reason to alter our expectations of some of the seven teams. Virtus.pro are on top of that list, having bombed out of StarSeries in last place.

The fashion in which the Poles bombed out was absolutely stunning, as they lost to underdogs VG.CyberZen and a Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt-less Envy on two maps that had been their best for the past several months - Mirage and Cobblestone.


Virtus.pro hit rock bottom in Kiev, the only direction they can go now is up

That Cobblestone loss was their first on LAN in over four months, while they only dropped one Mirage out of six in the last three months previously, against world's best team SK in Cologne.

Like I mentioned in the "What we learned from StarSeries" article, the event served as a wake-up call for VP, and I do believe they'll be able to shake it off. Their group is far from easy though, as it features the Frenchmen again, the quickly-improving Heroic and a wildcard in Gambit.

Heroic    
  Age Rating
Denmark Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså 21 1.14
Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh 27 1.07
Denmark Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander  21 1.04
Denmark Michael "Friis" Jørgensen 27 1.01
Denmark Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer 26 0.96
Denmark Frederik "LOMME" Nielsen (coach) 

Heroic were part of a group alongside Astralis, Natus Vincere and TYLOO, but they didn't have to meet Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács and company due to the Chinese upset.

They added another close domestic victory to their already rich resumé in Kiev, winning Train over Nicolai "device" Reedtz's squad and following it up with another 16-13 over TYLOO on Cobblestone, securing first place in Group C.

A random draw assigned another domestic battle to them in the quarter-finals, which proved to be too much for Snappi's team as they fell short after three narrow maps.


Heroic's map pool is a double-edged blade in Group A

valde continued to prove he's one of the hottest Danish players currently, but this time MODDII was very much up there with him across the entire event and even surpassed him in the quarter-finals.

It's hard to argue against gla1ve and company nowadays, they're probably the most quickly-improving team at the moment, but they're still not clearly favoured in any of the potential match-ups due to the maps. They won't get to play Nuke in any of the best-of-one's, and two of their best maps, Cobblestone and Train, are also good for the other team in every scenario.

Envy    
  Age Rating
France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub 21 1.17
France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer 24 1.06
France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt  22 1.02
France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire 23 1.00
France Timothée "DEVIL" Démolon 21 0.95

Envy travelled to Kiev with Christophe "SIXER" Xia, who stood in for NBK-, but still managed to make it out of their group. Losing Cobble to Cloud9, the Frenchmen decided to leave it in anyway against Virtus.pro and sent the Poles home with a clean victory.

Surviving the decider with VG.CyberZen, Envy were matched up to G2, two teams who haven't met each other for nearly a year offline, and put up a fight despite attending with a stand-in. The Cobblestone showdown was especially entertaining, as it was very much a battle between Richard "shox" Papillon and kennyS rather than the two teams.


How far can EnVyUs go with a full lineup?

Prior to the event, Envy had made a few changes, moving Happy back to his original leading role, and we got to see the fruits of them in Kiev. The 24-year-old put in a solid performance overall but more importantly adjusted his lurking role to have more impact in their strategy.

It left us wondering whether nV would have been able to go further than quarter-finals with their stable player NBK- as opposed to SIXER, but since we'll get to see the full roster in play this weekend, we should be able to find out just how much better kennyS and company are.

Gambit    
  Age Rating
Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev 26 1.16
Kazakhstan Rustem "mou" Telepov 24 1.03
Russia Ivan "spaze" Obrezhan  19 0.94
Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov 28 0.94
Russia Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov 29 0.88
Kazakhstan Alexander "BeAst" Yakovlev (coach) 

Gambit are the only team we haven't seen in play last weekend, as they failed to make it past the group stage of the Europe qualifier for StarSeries.

After reaching Legends' status at ESL One Cologne, beating CLG and Astralis, Gambit exited ELEAGUE early as they met Virtus.pro in the Last-Chance Qualifier's quarter-finals.

Their record against the Poles, who will be their first opponent in Bucharest, isn't great - five out of six maps lost (all at ELEAGUE) and only one of the losses was close, an overtime on Dust2, one of the least played maps of Virtus.pro.


AdreN needs a helping hand if Gambit are to advance

The EnVyUs match-up is a considerably better prospect, even if they only encountered twice, and they also share the same instant veto in Overpass while both like Dust2, Cobble and Train.

Lastly, their likely encounter with Heroic in a best-of-three scenario could very well come down to Dust2 and two of Nuke, Cobblestone and Train, depending on whether the Danes are confident enough on the newest addition to the Active Duty map pool.

Group B

Cloud9    
  Age Rating
United States Jake "Stewie2K" Yip 18 1.14
Canada Mike "shroud" Grzesiek 22 1.13
United States Timothy "autimatic" Ta  20 1.09
United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert 25 1.09
United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham 23 1.08

Cloud9 entered StarSeries fresh off a second place at Northern Arena, only losing to Immortals in the final, having shown a lot of promise upon the change from Alec "Slemmy" White to autimatic.

They lived up to that promise at the big event and took down Envy and VG.CyberZen convincingly on their way to quarter-finals. FlipSid3 managed to take Train off them in the playoffs, but the Americans had little to no trouble on Overpass and Mirage.

NiP stopped them in the semi-finals, as Cloud9 were unable to reach double digits on either Dust2 or Cobblestone, but the semi-final run was still a great showing from n0thing and company.


Can Cloud9 take it one step further?

They will have FlipSid3 in their group again, whom they'll meet first, and considering Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy's team's starts at most events, it's almost certain the Americans will be able to prevail. The second best-of-one will be tougher however, as it'll be between Dignitas and FaZe, both of whom have enough skill to counter Cloud9's aggression. 

Interestingly, Cloud9 and FaZe's cores have never met before, and C9's last encounter with Dignitas dates all the way back to February, at the Main Qualifier prior to MLG Columbus.

Dignitas    
  Age Rating
Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke 19 1.13
Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif 18 1.11
Denmark René "cajunb" Borg  26 1.10
Norway Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel 22 0.93
Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen 21 0.86
Denmark Casper "ruggah" Due (coach) 

Dignitas' journey at StarSeries began with an awful showing versus GODSENT, who decimated the Danish-Norwegian lineup on Mirage 16-3. MSL's team then took HellRaisers down on Nuke to re-match the Swedes in the decider, on Dust2 and Overpass.

While it's often k0nfig who posts the best numbers, this time Magisk pushed Dignitas through a narrow Overpass with a beastly 1.69 rating and a 124 ADR (34-18 K-D) after a quick affair on Dust2.


dignitas are in a good position to grab another semi-final finish

k0nfig and cajunb then took over the reins in the Danish derby in quarter-finals, but the three of them couldn't combine to finish off G2 in semis, both of whose maps went to double digits.

Considering FaZe's showing at StarSeries, I'd put my money on the Danes to pull through and match Cloud9 for first place in the group, but it's very possible it'll come down to Dust2 or Nuke, two maps that are often quite hard to predict.

As for the Cloud9 option, we could see Cobblestone, Dust2 or Overpass come into play, all of which are solid maps for both. 

FaZe    
  Age Rating
Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli 24 1.12
Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard 22 1.04
Norway Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad  22 1.02
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup 20 1.01
France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey 22 0.98
Sweden Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström (coach) 

Following FaZe's addition of allu, the team looked significantly better online and I personally expected them to do well at StarSeries, but those expectations turned out to be misplaced.

FaZe kicked off StarSeries with a bang, destroying FlipSid3 on Train 16-2, and rain's roster also put up a solid fight against G2 on Dust2 despite practically playing 3v5, as he and allu put in most of the frags.


FaZe are looking to take revenge for StarSeries

They disappointed in the decider however, dealing another huge blow on Train but falling short on Nuke (leading 11-4 before switching to Terrorists) and Cache, all despite a huge performance from jkaemrain was a stable contributor throughout the event, but he wasn't the star he often is, which needs to change if FaZe want to make it out of groups alive in Bucharest.

As mentioned above, they have a solid chance against Dignitas, but their two best maps, Mirage and Train, will most likely get vetoed. If they fall to a FlipSid3 match-up, they'll have a free win on Train again, but they need to figure out where the decider went wrong, at least on Cache. A potential Cloud9 match-up will be a premiere, but they should know better than to play Mirage, which is great for both but so far perfect for the Americans, and that leaves them with few options, especially if it's in a best-of-three scenario.

FlipSid3    
  Age Rating
Russia Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin 24 1.07
Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov 28 0.94
Ukraine Oleksandr "Shara" Hordieyev  24 0.88
Finland Jan "wayLander" Rahkonen 22 0.86
Ukraine Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy 29 0.78

After FlipSid3 recorded an awful losing streak online, many had little hopes of them advancing through groups at StarSeries, but they proved us wrong once more.

Starting with an atrocious display on Train against FaZe and beginning Mirage versus MVP Project with a deficit, B1ad3's team were in disarray, but they managed to turn the Korean match-up around and advance to the quarter-finals from the re-match with FaZe, explained above.


wayLander needs to come alive again for FlipSid3 to have a chance 

The problem is, not only can FlipSid3 meet FaZe again, who came very close to coming out on top, their first match-up is Cloud9, to whom they lost the StarSeries playoffs series in fairly one-sided fashion, save for Train.

At nearly every event F3 begin with a loss and even the in-game leader admitted to slow starts. But they'll have to step it up even more than usual in the lower part of the group if that trend continues.

At StarSeries, WorldEdit was their point man as usual, but we haven't seen much from wayLander, who had a few good games throughout Cologne and ELEAGUE, and he'll have to come back to that form if FlipSid3 want to advance.

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France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström
Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.47
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.03
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
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Denmark Michael 'Friis' Jørgensen
Michael 'Friis' Jørgensen
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
938
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
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 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
France Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
572
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Russia Ivan 'spaze' Obrezhan
Ivan 'spaze' Obrezhan
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
534
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1535
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1110
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1312
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
987
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1123
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1789
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynski
Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynski
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
168
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
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
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
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
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
990
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
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
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Oleksandr 'Shara' Hordieyev
Oleksandr 'Shara' Hordieyev
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
376
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
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
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
971
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Alexander 'BeAst' Yakovlev
Alexander 'BeAst' Yakovlev
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.67
Maps played:
13
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.80
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1441
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
899
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
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
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1256
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Frederik 'LOMME' Nielsen
Frederik 'LOMME' Nielsen
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
623
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1203
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
Casper 'ruggah' Due
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
68
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.03
Russia Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
848
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Russia Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.13
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1172
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
France Timothée 'DEVIL' Démolon
Timothée 'DEVIL' Démolon
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
569
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1584
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
EZ C9
2016-09-15 09:10
#7
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Germany GeoRg___J 
Tier 2 lan no Kappa
2016-09-15 09:10
+1. All t2 teams
2016-09-15 09:13
vp tier 1 c9 faze dig bottom of tier 1
2016-09-15 09:16
Vp t1 in 2016?? I arent think that. They have always been inconsistent af.
2016-09-15 11:30
#36
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Luxembourg alex24 
vp ez tier2 team t1 = sk, nip, g2, godsent
2016-09-15 12:16
godsent?! nice joke. They cant even win against some random germans
2016-09-15 13:32
#43
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Luxembourg alex24 
3 players are from fnatic fnatic = team that the favelas never managed to win a bo3 EVER and got 16-0d just last year
2016-09-15 13:33
and where they at the ranking rn? I cant see from up here
2016-09-15 13:43
#48
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Luxembourg alex24 
who cares... favelas NEVER won a bo3 against old fnatic EVER NEVER EVER :D
2016-09-15 14:13
u rigth, and they never will have the chance to beat the old fantic lineup in a bo3, but who cares whith teams they beat or not, still top1, thats what is all about xD
2016-09-15 14:39
#54
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Luxembourg alex24 
its all about who has the better cheats thats what is all about :d
2016-09-15 14:51
nice argument coming from a fnatic fan. flusha send u a kiss
2016-09-15 15:13
Nt SK not top 5 even
2016-09-15 15:26
Kinda hard for Sk to win against a team who loses before facing them.
2016-09-15 14:57
3 players 2 of which were bottom fraggers and 1 that was the second best player. Godsent also have bot pronax and schneider who can't perform v top teams lul.
2016-09-15 15:25
SK and Godsent tier 1 LOL nt. Fnatic>Godsent and Na'Vi tier 1
2016-09-15 15:23
#38
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Europe CSGOIN2017LUL 
VP bottom tier 1 C9, FaZe and Dignitas upper tier 2
2016-09-15 12:29
Nt. VP t2, c9, faze, dig t2. nV>vp, faze and maybe dig rn also.
2016-09-15 15:22
#13
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Korea 2814 
LUL n0thing 20 y/o and autimatic 25, I arent think that, gj writer
2016-09-15 09:15
lol they still didn't fix it xD Ez for Heroic!
2016-09-15 12:25
b1
2016-09-15 09:09
09:11 ayy
2016-09-15 09:09
#5
Brazil wzdsX 
n1
2016-09-15 09:09
n1
2016-09-15 09:09
#8
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Australia KARMAAAYT 
ez 4 C9
2016-09-15 09:10
hope vp wins this
2016-09-15 09:10
ez c9!
2016-09-15 09:13
ez4faze for proffesional player ALLU
2016-09-15 09:13
#15
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Luxembourg alex24 
vp vs envy grand final
2016-09-15 09:17
#16
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Korea 2814 
Envy? are you fuck you? More like C9 vs VP/Heroic
2016-09-15 09:20
Envy actually has an awper that has impact on the game though
2016-09-15 17:04
#72
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Korea 2814 
Yeah, I really like nV, but you cant deny them being ridiculously bad at the moment, looking at their talent (excluding devil obviously, how is he still on the team) and previous achievements.
2016-09-15 17:08
I agree they have been horrible. Although since Happy became IGL again, it seems like they are starting to get back to form. C9 is great against other NA teams but they seem to struggle against tier 1 and tier 2 European teams. Not to mention Apex and KennyS can carry maps by themselves.
2016-09-15 17:36
C9 struggles against t2 Europe teams? Lul
2016-09-16 02:28
I mean, I wouldn't call losing to G2, the "top3" team in the world, by 2 and 3 round with a stand-in bad. I will admit, nV do still suck and need more good results for them to be better; if Kenny plays like he did in Kiev then they will be a force to reckon with
2016-09-15 23:52
ez 4 f3, coz they strong on lan
2016-09-15 09:21
Heroic vs Dignitas grand finals would be sick as a rematch of their StarSeries matches.
2016-09-15 09:24
nice. the hype
2016-09-15 09:25
ez win for Cloud9
2016-09-15 09:42
#21
cbbk | 
World Babyface_ 
Im 28... but I look younger than most of this 25 years old pro players :P
2016-09-15 09:46
#22
Jame | 
Iceland xijmplr 
n0thing age 20? Lol? hes 25 admins fix plzz
2016-09-15 10:12
and autimatic 25 xD
2016-09-15 11:12
Space Soldiers should have been in these event instead of Dignitas. Ez VP.
2016-09-15 10:19
Or FlipSid3 ofc. Negative kdr for 95 % players of FlipSid3. Bl4d3 kdr is the worst one.
2016-09-15 13:35
#65
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Poland kurwafa 
Why?
2016-09-15 15:46
because space Soldiers beated dignitas in the qualifiying games but Dignitas was invited not Space Soldiers. sooo unfair!!!
2016-09-16 10:49
#85
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Poland kurwafa 
really? who do you think is the better team dignitas who is in top 10 or ss who is not in top 20?
2016-09-16 15:27
#24
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Poland trancemeister 
VP no form. I think C9 take this! maybe FaZe :)
2016-09-15 10:24
That MSL rating :(
2016-09-15 10:29
Msl no way hes fuckin 21
2016-09-15 10:30
you mean n0thing is 25 and autimatic is 20?? fix pls
2016-09-15 10:35
maybe its time for vp to wake up? but i dont think so, they can easily drop out from group xD
2016-09-15 10:43
#29
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Andorra hltv_citizen 
VOLVO GIF COLONEL (MAJOR)
2016-09-15 10:46
N0thing is only 20 years old?!?!
2016-09-15 11:32
#35
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Luxembourg alex24 
hes almost 26
2016-09-15 12:15
BeAst no longer coaches Gambit.
2016-09-15 11:39
#74
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
he joined tengri?
2016-09-15 17:20
He might join them, but as of now, no announcments have been made about it. All I know, Gambit brought in someone called TsaGa to coach them.
2016-09-15 17:55
#39
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Is it for c9 first european title?
2016-09-15 12:37
gl hf all
2016-09-15 12:46
Group are a mess but envy got this. MSL lead do not give opportunity for Dignitas to win. Envy going to make the game as Cluj Napoca if Happy do not baiting like a tard.
2016-09-15 13:37
#58
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Singapore Trisha 
"if happy does not bait like a retard" Thats the correct sentence :>
2016-09-15 15:16
Ez faze
2016-09-15 14:00
#47
shroud | 
Latvia maarchA 
Ez C9! Chokenitas, ShitSid3, FaZe dunno. dont roast me its a top Kek
2016-09-15 14:12
Stewie2kid :D
2016-09-15 14:18
gl hf to all the players and teams :)
2016-09-15 14:28
AdreN in top3 rated players ATM, finally.
2016-09-15 14:44
#53
Hiko | 
Germany ebp 
EZ 4 Dosia X God
2016-09-15 14:49
C9 vs VP in finals, unless VP chokes insanely hard again.
2016-09-15 14:53
#63
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Germany jonko 
ez VP LAN GODS
2016-09-15 15:27
#64
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Iceland 29heldeg 
Heroic vs Cloud9 in the finals
2016-09-15 15:44
only chance for VP to win something
2016-09-15 16:10
good lucks cloud 9!
2016-09-15 16:13
#68
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
Might be Envys chance to come back
2016-09-15 16:16
Finally, a tournament without any Swedish or Brazilian luck based teams, this time EnVyUs will take it.
2016-09-15 16:56
swedish luck based teams?
2016-09-16 13:01
Swedish teams have won many tournaments despite losing to better tactics and aimers, by lucky plays that allow a last moment comeback. Very tired to watch that style.
2016-09-16 15:17
#71
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
gonna cheer for heroic and dignitas... glglgl!!
2016-09-15 17:06
#73
gAuLeS | 
Brazil Rapha23 
B O R I N G
2016-09-15 17:19
Cheering for Heroic let's go boys babam
2016-09-15 18:28
watch Virtus pro vs FaZe! final!
2016-09-16 10:16
VP on lan vs tier2 teams
2016-09-16 13:55
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