ELEAGUE Season 2 groups announced

Groups for the 16-team ELEAGUE Season 2, starting on October 21, have been revealed by the organizers.

Qualifiers in North America and Europe took place to determine eight out of the sixteen teams, with the other eight securing their spot by reaching quarter-finals in the previous season.

Season 2 of ELEAGUE is set to begin in exactly one month, on October 21 when Group A is scheduled to begin, with the groups running until November 19.


SK placed in Group C alongside Na`Vi and Astralis

The seeding of teams hasn't been officially revealed, but the assumption is that they were based on placing in the previous season and qualifiers, in a similar way that is used at Majors.

The groups are following:

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Europe mousesports  Poland Virtus.pro  CIS Natus Vincere  Sweden fnatic
United States Cloud9 Sweden NiP Denmark Astralis France Envy
Europe FaZe France G2 Germany ALTERNATE aTTaX  Denmark Dignitas
Brazil Immortals United States Echo Fox Brazil SK North America OpTic

Season 2 of ELEAGUE will feature GSL-style groups, with top two teams advancing to single-elimination playoffs. Here is a provisional schedule for the tournament:

Group Stages

  • Group A: October 21-22
  • Group B: November 4-5
  • Group C: November 11-12
  • Group D: November 18-19

Playoffs

  • Quarterfinals: November 29-30
  • Semifinals: December 2
  • Grand Finals: December 3
  • Format: eight teams / single elimination
Nice :D looking forward to this.
2016-09-21 18:22
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2016-09-21 18:45
at least not VP vs C9 in groups again
2016-09-21 18:22
Yeah, and no EnvyUs with them too. Man, that was boring already.
2016-09-28 14:22
not boring, but VP's winning everytime against C9
2016-09-28 14:58
#5
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Serbia whoa!! 
ez for NiP in group B
2016-09-21 18:22
Wrong...on LAN they suck!
2016-09-21 19:26
thats why they never won a LAN event
2016-09-21 19:36
Nowadays my friend! They are powerfull online...but when it comes to a lan event they find a rock on the way...
2016-09-22 02:42
well they won StarSeries and defeated G2 2-0 in finals, so they seem to be doing pretty well on LAN
2016-09-22 02:46
Yeah! But G2 right now is not in good shape either...C9 look stronger...nikosports also always blows up and get eliminated...HEN1 on LAN is a god.
2016-09-22 04:59
but G2 is in NiPs group. NiP should be able to defeat Echo Fox and G2 and make it out of group B and that is what this post was about. I don't think they are the favorites in Eleague. SK, VP and NaVi have higher chances to win, but I'm pretty sure NiP can at least get the second place in their group.
2016-09-22 10:59
Classic favela saying HEN1 is a god LUL
2016-09-22 12:02
Why do you have to say favela? Don't you have any respect? HEN1 is a god and that's my point of view...don't like it? It's your problem...toxic! When they pass through I will be talking to you...then I will say LUL in your face! 2 majors and more is coming, take it easy =D
2016-09-22 19:01
nice
2016-09-21 18:22
nice
2016-09-21 18:22
#15
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Russia ZippSluvik 
Very intersting. Groups B and C so hard to predict
2016-09-21 18:24
#16
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Czech Republic MrM4sl0 
amazing
2016-09-21 18:22
nice!
2016-09-21 18:22
easy VP gg wp
2016-09-21 18:22
#20
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Brazil Gunzel 
RIP ATN LUL
2016-09-21 18:22
rip echo fox
2016-09-21 18:22
first
2016-09-21 18:22
#23
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Turkey Rigney 
another trophy for sk ez
2016-09-21 18:22
#24
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Germany knipsi22 
ez4aTTaX??
2016-09-21 18:22
#25
NEO | 
Poland Mimaaacz 
NaVi + SK BFF <3
2016-09-21 18:22
#141
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Brazil nitezinho 
+1 lul
2016-09-21 19:49
SK and Na`Vi AGAIN?
2016-09-21 18:22
ez g2
2016-09-21 18:22
that group B & C though....compared to A & D id say they got screwed lol
2016-09-21 18:23
lmao rip ALTERNATE aTTaX , probs they have chance against chokestralis tho
2016-09-21 18:23
ez for fnatic. Dennis, olofm and twist <3
2016-09-21 18:23
#32
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Spain akproxx 
group D is a joke lmao
2016-09-21 18:23
#33
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Poland furleppe 
omg VP not in group with envy? what is this...
2016-09-21 18:23
A : C9 + mouz B : NiP + VP C : SK + Natus Vincere D : fnatic + EnVyUs
2016-09-21 18:23
+1
2016-09-21 18:25
-envyus +dignitas -sk +astralis
2016-09-21 18:30
dig will choke, RUBINO still sucks. Astralis over SK ? You lost your mind? lmao
2016-09-21 18:31
SK are in bad form
2016-09-21 18:51
1 month till ELEAGUE, its not like they cant get back to form after one small slump
2016-09-21 19:00
"small slump" that made coldzera delete his twitter? LUL
2016-09-21 19:24
?? :-D And "small slump" They have been like little bit over a month on slump? Compare that to NiP slump.
2016-09-21 20:10
thats only because he's retarded irl, but he's not retarded in cs go :p
2016-09-21 20:30
mouz? immortals will take this one...
2016-09-21 19:27
until they replace zews I don't think so..
2016-09-21 19:46
tru, with zews they ain't going anywhere.
2016-09-21 20:23
good igl, useless player
2016-09-21 20:24
not even a good IGL, did you watch Immortals playing yesterday? Seemed like they were pugging against Pain. It was basically Hen1 hard carrying...
2016-09-21 20:26
Maybe...but they won against C9 on lan last time and won the tournament! Let's see...
2016-09-22 02:39
#139
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Other kimbadim 
Not so sure man. Mouz and C9 are in form right now. Either way, it's gonna be a tight group I guess
2016-09-21 19:47
check the dates holy shit its not that eleague is gonna begin in 2 days
2016-09-21 19:58
ALTERNATE aTTaX to win their group against these noobs.
2016-09-21 18:24
It isn't online tournament...
2016-09-21 18:47
A & D groups are a joke. B & C miles stronger
2016-09-21 18:24
this
2016-09-21 19:49
+1
2016-09-21 19:58
Gl Alternate
2016-09-21 18:24
#38
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Indonesia CoronaHypeZ 
Not bad
2016-09-21 18:24
Ofc G2 in the group of death.
2016-09-21 18:24
The groups are so messed up... NiP G2 and VP in 1 group and Navi Astralis and SK in 1... Ofc Fnatic get the easiest as always.
2016-09-21 18:24
top 2, 3, 4, 19 in same group. how it works?
2016-09-21 18:24
#165
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France Kabby 
this
2016-09-21 21:06
group b.... gj eleague are you serious
2016-09-21 18:24
Group A and D compared to B and C, dafak is this..
2016-09-21 18:26
3/4 teams from B are better than literally every other team than SK... how is that even possible
2016-09-21 18:27
Who knows, but it means that once again we have a final contender out of the groups. Great.
2016-09-21 18:29
#118
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Greece hekzy 
Imo, they are all competitive, there are always atleast 3 teams on the same level. Except of A where all teams are on the same level.
2016-09-21 19:17
At least group B & C will have to actually work for play-offs, more so than being an obvious winner mixed with lower tier teams
2016-09-22 10:54
#43
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Brazil mth^ 
SK To REKT both Astralis and Na`Vi
2016-09-21 18:24
nt
2016-09-22 22:29
VP & NiP in the same group ayy
2016-09-21 18:24
wtf is this
2016-09-21 18:25
The players in Group's A and D should go to their local kiosk and buy a few lottery tickets. Because today is their day.
2016-09-21 18:26
#140
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Other kimbadim 
You know that makes no sense right? Why should every player out of those groups have an easy group? Kappa
2016-09-21 19:49
Good thing that wasn't my point, or you'd look like a real asshole trying to be condescending.
2016-09-21 19:55
#172
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Other kimbadim 
I didn't mean to insult you, man, I was just leaving an ironic reply :)
2016-09-21 22:13
#204
United States Orn 
You are canadian? No way
2016-09-22 12:36
#52
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Brazil 1kuNg 
Group B have the top 2, 3 and 4 poor Echo Fox xD
2016-09-21 18:26
#53
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Other roflhltvuser 
Imagine Group C, had Godsent qualified instead of Alternate Attax. It would've been the best group ever.
2016-09-21 18:26
#162
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Brazil pdho 
n1, man. It would be amazing.
2016-09-21 20:38
too bad home sent are garbage
2016-09-22 22:30
#54
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Lol group a suck.. Sk out in groups :)
2016-09-21 18:27
Group B is very strong
2016-09-21 18:27
#57
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Sweden Trojka03 
Wow who decides these groups? C9 with the easiest group again, while group B has 3/4 of the best teams in the world. Who did this and thought it was a good idea?
2016-09-21 18:27
Clown9 easiest group again expected.
2016-09-21 18:29
RIP Echo Fox, group B is going to destroy them
2016-09-21 18:29
#63
Argentina vorz 
strange to see alternate attax
2016-09-21 18:30
A - Immortals, mouz B - VP, NiP C - SK, Astralis D - fnatic, EnVyUS
2016-09-21 18:34
You sir are making some risky predictions right there.
2016-09-21 20:28
why? FaZe suck dick, Immortals are better than C9 G2 may win against both VP and NiP but I feel like they will crumble Na`Vi is slumping and Astralis shouldn't have any problem with them dignitas and EnVyUs might be close but I still think that nV are going to win against them
2016-09-21 20:47
Immortals have zews lol, they will basically 4v5 G2 is a great and solid team but yeah they will face tough teams Na'Vi is not great nowadays, but so isn't SK I think Optic may surprise too, even though Envyus played well on Dreamhack
2016-09-21 20:51
Immortals with zews won against C9 recently on lan
2016-09-21 21:30
group b lulululul
2016-09-21 18:34
A - FaZe and Cloud9 B - NIP and VP C - SK and Navi S - Fnatic and Envyus
2016-09-21 18:34
if sk keep up their recent performance i think nay
2016-09-22 22:33
#70
Germany mkai 
rip attax :((
2016-09-21 18:34
#71
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
Will S2 also be aired on TV?
2016-09-21 18:35
sk 4th seed? gg
2016-09-21 18:36
G2 never seem to get a break do they?
2016-09-21 18:36
#76
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Germany ToxlC 
A-Immortals, Mouz B-VP, G2 C-SK, Navi D-Fnatic, Dignitas
2016-09-21 18:39
A: Mouz over Immortals (Pretty much a free for all group, all T2 teams) B: VP over G2 (Group of Death, NiP goes out major style) C: SK over Attax (a man can dream) D: fnatic over Optic (the noone cares group)
2016-09-21 18:39
#98
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France t3r4byt3 
G2 has been the going out in major groups much longer than NiP though
2016-09-21 18:51
But not against Flipside
2016-09-21 18:52
Haha mouz over immortals? C9 will win that group easily.
2016-09-21 19:20
#144
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Other kimbadim 
Why are Group A all T2 teams lol? Immortals and maybe mouz, but C9 and FaZe are T1. The group IS tight tho :)
2016-09-21 19:52
FaZe and C9 T1 ??? Dude reduce your daily weed.
2016-09-21 20:30
At the moment: C9 > Immortals = FaZe > mouz.
2016-09-22 06:39
#200
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Other kimbadim 
What is that based on?
2016-09-22 10:26
My opnion.
2016-09-22 16:22
Is the group stages shorter than last season? Only 2 days? I think it was like 3 or 4 days in the last season.
2016-09-21 18:40
#79
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CIS chlenixon 
Group C is a true nightmare for aTTaX x'D
2016-09-21 18:39
EZ VP!!!
2016-09-21 18:42
#81
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Finland f0pZ 
Attax got easiest group Kappa
2016-09-21 18:43
#82
flusha | 
Sweden moxxy 
RIP attax ^^
2016-09-21 18:44
RIP aTTaX
2016-09-21 18:44
#84
Europe bueR 
both group A and D are trash compared to B and C.
2016-09-21 18:44
#93
chrisJ | 
Netherlands Echie 
+1
2016-09-21 18:50
lul so eZ for aTTaX
2016-09-21 18:46
Finally balanced groups
2016-09-21 18:46
#90
United States BanU 
A) IMT and C9 B) VP and NiP C) Na'Vi and SK D) Fnatic and Dignitas
2016-09-21 18:47
group B and C soo strong GL VP u will need that
2016-09-21 18:49
#94
k0mplex | 
Europe R4as0n 
Even if C9 cant pass easiest group they can always whine about rules and take someone else spot in playoffs
2016-09-21 18:50
#145
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Other kimbadim 
Yeah like FaZe and mouz to playoffs, C9 will be like "why are international mix teams even allowed? let's make a petition that only NA orgs sign!" lul
2016-09-21 19:54
#95
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Germany jonko 
Easy tournament for VP
2016-09-21 18:50
#99
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France t3r4byt3 
Top 2, 3, 4 in one group (B) wtf ELEAGUE
2016-09-21 18:52
They had 4 pools: Groupheads are the Top 4 of season 1. 2nd of group are Top 8 of season 1. 3rd of group are EU challengers 4th of group are NA challangers
2016-09-21 18:54
#117
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France t3r4byt3 
I realize that but they could've swapped out G2 and FaZe for example, better chance of seeing better teams in the playoffs.
2016-09-21 19:13
#149
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Other kimbadim 
You have a point man, but the groups are randomly drawn (at least I hope so) and you can't just swap teams after a draw. One could argue that G2 should have done better in the first season if the wanted to be placed in a higher pot this time (even though they had to play with a standin).
2016-09-21 20:00
Swap mouz with NaVi and G2 with dignitas and it's perfect. But with these groups, B and C are much stronger than A and D. Edit: to be fair, A and D will be very interesting from a viewers perspective. It's impossible to predict either group.
2016-09-21 18:56
sad 4 VP
2016-09-21 18:54
Group B and C are stackedddd
2016-09-21 18:58
What did the eleague guys smoke up while creating the groups ? G2 NIP and VP in 1 group ? SERIOUSLY?
2016-09-21 18:59
Nooooooooo
2016-09-22 12:53
Liquid did die for this.
2016-09-21 19:00
Imagine if Liquid and GODSENT had won their matches against EF and ATN. This would be the most stacked tournament ever.
2016-09-21 19:02
#153
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Other kimbadim 
Well if Liquid and Godsent hadn't played like shit, maybe
2016-09-21 20:03
#112
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Germany Chris Walker 
hahaha poor attax D:
2016-09-21 19:07
#113
NiKo | 
Brazil wnttl 
A: Immortals - mousesports B: Virtus.pro - G2 C: SK - Natus Vincere D: EnVyUs - fnatic
2016-09-21 19:09
#114
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Group A is a joke
2016-09-21 19:09
RIP ALTERNATE aTTaX
2016-09-21 19:09
That's how you cheat your way to big stage folks, learn from Attax.
2016-09-21 19:10
get some edgy clips or fuck off swedistan
2016-09-21 22:42
mad because no Godsent ? :/
2016-09-22 14:38
gl Alternate :d
2016-09-21 19:18
#120
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Sri Lanka ChaQ 
Love this tournament :P 4 groups of death. :D
2016-09-21 19:19
ez for immortals, hen1 god
2016-09-21 19:19
#123
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World breezy0 
gl aTTaX you can do it! <3
2016-09-21 19:24
#125
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Brazil Mentecapto 
AUF GEHTS ATTAX!!! but seriously,poor aTTaX, maybe at least they'll get some lan experience against top tier teams and who knows, they might even win their group lol :D
2016-09-21 19:25
#127
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Poland adriannB 
all the groups look crazy, i have no idea who will come out on the top
2016-09-21 19:26
ez for SK and Immortals
2016-09-21 19:29
#130
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Brazil braga1 
wow! with the confirmation of the first week the EPICENTER MOSCOW will be the best tournament ever
2016-09-21 19:30
#131
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Brazil braga1 
A: C9 - IMT B: NIP - VP C: SK - NAVI D: FNATIC - ENVYUS
2016-09-21 19:34
+1 i agree with you brazil
2016-09-22 03:12
#132
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Europe Scottxaxa 
Well RiP Echo Fox.
2016-09-21 19:36
#152
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Other kimbadim 
I thought that as well lol
2016-09-21 20:02
will be a nice tournament
2016-09-21 19:36
#135
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Germany Bennime 
ez group for attax lets goo
2016-09-21 19:37
#142
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Poland Perfekcyjnyy 
Group A Winner: C9 Group B WinneR: VP Group C Winner: SK Group D Winner: digntias
2016-09-21 19:49
A: C9 and Mouz B: Nip and Vp C: Sk and NaVi D: Dig and Nv (maybe Fnatic if they play well)
2016-09-21 20:00
#151
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Other kimbadim 
Have IMT ever played against mouz or FaZe? :)
2016-09-21 20:01
#187
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Brazil hugoooo 
They played FaZe once, on Katowice, they lost on overtime.
2016-09-22 01:51
ez vp again
2016-09-21 20:27
#166
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Poland mamba99999 
Can VP defend the tittle ? Will be tough.
2016-09-21 21:11
Group A Winner: Immortals Group B Winner: can't predict, G2 and NiP too inconsistent Group C Winner: SK Group D Winner: fnatic
2016-09-21 21:18
R.I.P Alternate &#128529;
2016-09-21 21:20
Group A can literally have like any combination come out
2016-09-21 21:37
#171
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Denmark pistolen 
Astralis really needs to get back in form to not get fucked here :-D
2016-09-21 22:05
easiest group because c9 is best in the world. None of you had shit to say when NA was always in the group of death. Shut up and take this L
2016-09-21 22:17
VP AGAIN have the easiest path to a grand final. Group B is terrrrrible.
2016-09-21 22:17
#178
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
GROUP A WINNER: IMT GROUP B WINNER: VIRTUS.PRO GROUP C WINNER: SK GROUP D WINNER: FNATIC
2016-09-21 23:03
#180
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Australia Zer0_Gravity 
Group D is by far the easiest group...
2016-09-21 23:13
ez
2016-09-21 23:53
Group A is super balanced, No top tier team but all contenders
2016-09-22 01:36
#185
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Brazil hugoooo 
Group A looks very balanced, I can only say FaZe will end in 4th. haha wtf group B with 3 top5 teams!? Group C looks easy to predict, as SK and Na'Vi will probably advance, aTTaX to get raped. Group D can go anyway, fnatic is a question mark, and the other three can beat each other depending on the map. It will be very exciting to watch. OpTic better not bee underestimated, at least online they have been looking insane (beating cloud9, SK, and Immortals in succession, all on bo3).
2016-09-22 01:48
Cloud 9 wins their group, echo fox is f'd, and optic is a hit or miss. But I hope optic is on their game and gets past groups.
2016-09-22 01:50
wow,SWAP SK and Echo Fox then we have top4 in a group.amzing
2016-09-22 06:19
#197
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Lithuania QuacKCS 
Xd
2016-09-22 08:35
group system? double elimination bo3?
2016-09-22 09:23
#206
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Brazil neyzambo 
I suppose... Group A (C9 and FaZe advance) rnk 16 - mousesports rnk 05 - Cloud9 rnk 14 - FaZe rnk 12 - Immortals Group B ((VP and NiP advance) rnk 02 - Virtus.pro rnk 04 - NiP rnk 03 - G2 rnk 19 - Echo Fox Group C (SK and NaVi advance) rnk 10 - Natus Vincere rnk 07 - Astralis rnk 27 - ALTERNATE aTTaX  rnk 01 - SK Group D (dignitas and OpTic advance) rnk 28 - fnatic rnk 09 - EnVyUs rnk 06 - dignitas rnk 18 - OpTic
2016-09-22 14:33
group A: faze and mouz
2016-09-22 18:52
faze over c9 and imt? i aren't think that
2016-09-22 22:47
Alternate aTTax wasted spot they gon get rekt hard
2016-09-22 16:15
lul aTTaX #1 in the world no,rly they deserved the spot they won a Bo3 vs Flipside and Godsent :)
2016-09-22 22:41
Wow, C9 gets easy shit again. I wonder how over inflated their rank will get before they lose to an actually good team.
2016-09-23 02:05
#218
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Brazil Goecker 
Jesus, there's only fucking hard groups, mainly B and C What a tournament
2016-09-25 19:55
oh jesus, VP VS SK on final. 100%
2016-10-10 08:59
#222
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Brazil mth^ 
VAMOS SK
2016-10-31 17:04
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