EPICENTER: Moscow preview

EPICENTER: Moscow begins tomorrow, which means it's time for a preview of all teams in which we delve into recent history and notable match-ups, highlight some of the best performing players as of late and more.

EPICENTER: Moscow, running from October 17-23, has eight teams split into two groups, played in a best-of-two round-robin format. 

The best team from each group will advance directly to semi-finals, while teams who finished in second and third place will meet the opposite team from the other group in quarter-finals.

Here are the groups once again:

Group A Group B
CIS Natus Vincere  Brazil SK
Denmark Dignitas Poland Virtus.pro
Sweden NiP Sweden fnatic
France G2 Europe HellRaisers

The $500,000 event features six of the top ten teams per HLTV.org's Team Ranking, including the current top three in contention for first place in the near future: SK, Virtus.pro and Natus Vincere.

Delve into our preview below to learn about the recent results of all teams, the best match-ups in groups and some of the best performing players as of late:

Group A

Natus Vincere (#3)    
  Age Rating
Ukraine Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev 19 1.10
Slovakia Ladislav "⁠GuardiaN⁠" Kovács 25 1.05
Russia Egor "⁠flamie⁠" Vasilyev 19 0.99
Ukraine Ioann "⁠Edward⁠" Sukhariev  28 0.92
Russia Denis "⁠seized⁠" Kostin  22 0.83
Ukraine Sergey "⁠starix⁠" Ischuk (coach)

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

After bombing out at their LAN debut at SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 Finals, Natus Vincere overcame multiple obstacles to triumph at another huge event, ESL One New York, earlier this month.

Prior to the event, starix was forced to leave leadership duties to seized, with ESL following Valve's coaching ruling. At the same time, s1mple took over the secondary AWP, which, in hindsight, might have been what gave Na`Vi the big win.

The now 19-year-old had a rough first event under the black-and-yellow banner in Kiev, but he was an entirely different player in the Big Apple. From start to finish, the Ukrainian was a force that powered Natus Vincere through the $250,000 event, recording top-notch stats in various areas such as rating, consistency and clutch play.


Will s1mple repeat his New York performance and get two of these in a row? 

In New York we witnessed how formidable Na`Vi can be when even two of their three stars are on fire at the same time, and in groups we got a glimpse of what happens when all three play to their best ability — domination.

The Ukraine-based squad managed to win the big event without starix's constant input giving and in-game leading. At EPICENTER: Moscow they'll have him to fall back on if things go south, as the event will not follow Valve's coaching rules. That will give the aptly named "Born to win" an edge over the fierce competition. Not only are they extremely skilled individually, they have the comfort of a seasoned leader behind them, more so than anyone else attending the event. 

Nevertheless, this group could get dangerous. They have no LAN experience against two of their opponents. Their latest LAN encounter with Dignitas dates back to January (DreamHack ZOWIE Open Leipzig) and the Danes are a better team than they were in January, while the G2 match-up will be this year's first.

Dignitas (#4)    
  Age Rating
Denmark Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke 19 1.16
Denmark René "⁠cajunb⁠" Borg 26 1.14
Denmark Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif 18 1.13
Norway Ruben "⁠RUBINO⁠" Villarroel  22 0.95
Denmark Mathias "⁠MSL⁠" Lauridsen  21 0.90
Denmark Casper "⁠ruggah⁠" Due (coach)

Much like Na`Vi, Dignitas are on the rise. They've secured two semi-final finishes in a row at StarSeries and DreamHack ZOWIE Open Bucharest before reaching the very top only last week, at WESG Europe & CIS Regional Finals.

Truthfully, their conditions at the first two events were largely different compared to their last tournament. During WESG Regional Finals, the Danes didn't have to meet any of the top ten teams en route to their first victory in months and fielded Philip "⁠aizy⁠" Aistrup instead of the underperforming RUBINO.

That doesn't take anything away from the fact that MSL's roster is now better than ever. k0nfig and Magisk are now the best Danish duo, succeeding Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz and Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen. With cajunb finding form as well, Dignitas are a hard-hitting team.

placeholder text

If k0nfig and Magiskb0Y continue on this path, dignitas will be a real contender

EPICENTER might be Dignitas' hardest event to date. They won't be able to catch a break given the competition they'll face in groups. They managed to give the good version of G2 a run for their money at StarSeries, but it's been a long time since they faced their other two known opponents — NiP and Natus Vincere.

The Danes haven't taken any elite-level teams down in a best-of-three scenario in the past few months, but they have come very close twice (G2 at StarSeries, VP at DH Bucharest). They'll have another chance to break into the true elite in Moscow, and there's no reason we should count them out. 

NiP (#7)    
  Age Rating
Sweden Christopher "⁠GeT_RiGhT⁠" Alesund 26 1.12
Sweden Richard "⁠Xizt⁠" Landström 25 1.11
Sweden Patrik "⁠f0rest⁠" Lindberg 28 1.09
Sweden Mikail "⁠Maikelele⁠" Bill  25 1.03
Sweden Adam "⁠friberg⁠" Friberg  24 1.02

NiP are another team hugely affected by the coaching limitations, as now Björn "⁠THREAT⁠" Pers will no longer be able to serve as a in-game leading coach.

NiP didn't attend ESL One New York, which was the testing ground for the new timeouts as well as the limitations. Nonetheless, they had to adjust prematurely as their coach had school responsibilities and Xizt was reinstated as the in-game leader.

On top of that, Jacob "⁠pyth⁠" Mourujärvi's injury allowed for Maikelele to return temporarily for SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 Finals, but it has since been announced that the 25-year-old will stay on for several more tournaments while pyth recovers.

Despite missing their coach, NiP did what no other team in the history of CS:GO has done — win a big event with a stand-in. f0rest grabbed the MVP title with consistent performances, but it was the whole team playing well throughout the event that led to the Swedes winning their first title in nearly six months.


Can NiP replicate their StarSeries form?

EPICENTER will give us a rematch of the StarSeries grand final, where NiP took a 2-0 victory after a nail-biting finish to Overpass. They'll also meet the current version of Natus Vincere for the first time and the same goes for Dignitas, so they won't be able to learn much from previous encounters.

NiP's strong map pool will work in their favour, as they should be accomplished on all seven. Interestingly, they haven't touched Train for more than three months despite having good results on it in the first half of 2016. So far the Swedish side are undefeated on Nuke, a map other teams were afraid of letting through against them at previous events, so their only results on it are in online matches.

Their vast map pool might not present itself fully in groups, as the veto process will see two maps vetoed by each team before they get to pick one, but we should see the fruits of it in playoffs where teams only get one ban before picks.

G2 (#8)    
  Age Rating
France Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon 24 1.10
Belgium Adil "⁠ScreaM⁠" Benrlitom 22 1.07
France Alexandre "⁠bodyy⁠" Pianaro 19 0.99
France Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy  27 0.97
France Edouard "⁠SmithZz⁠" Dubourdeaux  27 0.89

Last but not least in Group A we have the weirdly inconsistent G2, who finished second at StarSeries after the off-season but bombed out in last place at ESL One New York.

In Kiev it was the combination of shox and ScreaM that got the French-Belgian squad silver medals, but it's also what cost them the gold in the end, as shox disappeared from the top of the scoreboard in the final.

On the other hand, G2's display in New York was atrocious. The Belgian played well and shox's performance was underwhelming compared to his usual level yet average overall, but the remaining players were nowhere to be seen.


Don't expect shox to be content with his and G2's performance in New York

bodyy showed signs of improvement at StarSeries, but at ESL One he recorded a measly 0.60 rating while SmithZz barely passed 0.70, as G2 dropped a huge lead on Astralis and got decimated by two debuting teams, Liquid and OpTic. That's unacceptable for a team who is considered an elite-level team.

If we see the same G2 in Moscow, their chances are slim to none. We shouldn't expect shox to be content with his personal display in New York however. If he and ScreaM combine again and the rest at least enter the server, G2's chances at making it through will go up massively.

Group B

SK (#1)    
  Age Rating
Brazil Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David 21 1.27
Brazil Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo 25 1.13
Brazil Lincoln "⁠fnx⁠" Lau 26 1.07
Brazil Fernando "⁠fer⁠" Alvarenga  24 1.05
Brazil Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo  21 0.98

After a three months long break from LAN competitions due to fer's health issues, SK finally attended a big event, ESL One New York.

In New York it was clear the Brazilians hadn't regained their former level, but at the same time they gave others time to catch up, namely Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro.

Nonetheless, SK were still a force to be reckoned with. They defeated the Poles in groups before meeting them again in the semi-finals, where they played four overtimes across the first two maps, Mirage and Overpass — a testament to how close they were to a big final despite the long break. However, SK didn't close it in two maps and couldn't contest VP on Nuke, as they finished in 3rd-4th place.


FalleN's squad will get a chance to confirm their place at the top

Group B of EPICENTER: Moscow will be a precursor to the battle for a definitive first place in the rankings, as SK are in a group with Virtus.pro. This is a chance for the Brazilians to confirm their place at the very top, a place they've earned by winning both Majors in 2016.

The other two match-ups should be much easier: fnatic don't seem to be ready for this level of competition, judging by the changes in roles, and HellRaisers even less so.

The first place in Group B and thus a semi-final spot should be decided between the top two teams in the world. However, if they split their best-of-two, it'll come down to who falters against the underdogs.

Virtus.pro (#2)    
  Age Rating
Poland Janusz "⁠Snax⁠" Pogorzelski 23 1.11
Poland Paweł "⁠byali⁠" Bieliński 22 1.06
Poland Filip "⁠NEO⁠" Kubski 29 1.01
Poland Wiktor "⁠TaZ⁠" Wojtas  30 1.01
Poland Jarosław "⁠pashaBiceps⁠" Jarząbkowski  28 0.97
Poland Jakub "⁠kuben⁠" Gurczynski (coach)

In a way Virtus.pro could be compared to G2 in terms of their inconsistent results, but the root cause of the inconsistency is much harder to pinpoint when it comes to the Poles.

At StarSeries, their last place could be explained by their lack of focus due to unspecified issues outside of the game. After their grand final run at ESL One New York, where they fell short to Natus Vincere, it seemed we got the true Virtus.pro back.

However, a few days later, NEO and company attended WESG EU & CIS Regional Finals, where they performed poorly once again. VP barely made it out of groups there, losing to mix teams .Norway and .Russia and playing a close Mirage with Guerilla Method. After close series with Epsilon and Envy, Dmitry "⁠hooch⁠" Bogdanov's team stopped the Poles in their tracks again and left them in the third place decider.


We shouldn't lower our expectations of Virtus.pro after a poor showing

Whatever it is that makes Virtus.pro play badly from time to time, they always seem to come back stronger afterwards. We should expect them to bounce back now, prior to a huge event that should give TaZ's squad sufficient motivation to bring home another good result.

Group B should be fairly easy to get out of for a team like VP, but there will be a tough fight for first place. The format in use at the event places the second and third-placed teams into an additional best-of-three quarter-final, which will be a scary prospect considering how stacked Group A is.

As mentioned above, that fight will likely come down to the best-of-two between Virtus.pro and SK. The stakes are high: whoever grabs first place will get to skip a match, kick back and watch the quarter-finals to prepare for the semis.

fnatic (#15)    
  Age Rating
Sweden Dennis "⁠dennis⁠" Edman 25 1.17
Sweden Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson 21 1.12
Sweden Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson 23 1.03
Sweden Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer  24 1.01
Sweden John "⁠wenton⁠" Eriksson  23 0.91
Sweden Jimmy "⁠Jumpy⁠" Berndtsson (coach)

fnatic debuted at ESL One New York, two months after their new lineup had been put together. After a crushing loss to Virtus.pro, the Swedes decimated OpTic and grabbed another comfortable victory against Astralis, at which point they were a win away from the semi-finals.

olofmeister's roster were matched up to Liquid on Dust2 and started well, but a big comeback from the Americans meant the two teams would have to face once more. fnatic decided to play the same map, but they failed to adapt and got eliminated in 5th-6th place.

Before dennis took over the reins for New York, Jumpy had been calling the shots instead of wenton who was intended to be the in-game leader after the roster was created.


fnatic are passing the in-game leader role like a hot potato

That role has fallen upon twist, who was fnatic's best player in New York. While it's great that dennis is free of the pressure, it's hardly as good that it was transferred to another star, let alone the AWPer. That system can work, FalleN is the prime example of that, but not everyone has the talent to focus on both roles at the same time. It should help that two more players can (and do) pick up the AWP when needed, however.

It most likely means that fnatic will have a very free style, similar to what they used to have with the previous lineup. For that to work the players need to deliver individually, which we didn't see at ESL One New York. Whether it can work against fierce competition in SK and Virtus.pro remains to be seen, but fnatic are favoured over HellRaisers and thus should make it out of the group.

HellRaisers (#23)    
  Age Rating
Ukraine Kirill "⁠ANGE1⁠" Karasiow 27 1.10
Slovakia Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk 20 1.04
Ukraine Vladyslav "⁠bondik⁠" Nechyporchuk 23 1.03
Slovakia Patrik "⁠Zero⁠" Žúdel  18 1.02
Hungary Bence "⁠DeadFox⁠" Böröcz  21 1.01
Ukraine Ivan "⁠Johnta⁠" Shevtsov (coach)

Following Tomáš "⁠oskar⁠" Šťastný's departure, HellRaisers were looking for a new AWPer and trialed Sergey "⁠smike⁠" Sklyarenko for the job. After a last-place finish at StarSeries they decided to cut ties with the Ukrainian, citing his inexperience and problems with communication.

ANGE1 and company then approached a former Escape player, DeadFox, and signed him after a three weeks long trial period. EPICENTER: Moscow will be their LAN debut with the Hungarian, who helped his new team defeat Tengri in the CIS closed qualifier's final.

They have been quite successful against some of the best European teams online. HR finished in 11th place of ESL Pro League at nine wins in 26 matches, with many of the losses being close scorelines. 


HellRaisers will be heavily outmatched in Moscow

Like most teams HellRaisers play six maps regularly, including Cobblestone and Train, which they're likely to play against any team in their group. They also re-introduced Overpass into their map pool this month and took NiP and FaZe to close results on it.

HellRaisers have to face the horrible truth, which is that they'll be heavily outmatched in Moscow. Apart from fnatic, who have still yet to prove themselves, they're the only non-top-tier team attending the $500,000 tournament.

We shouldn't expect much from the Ukrainian-Slovakian-Hungarian mixture among such competition, but they could take an unprepared fnatic off-guard. More importantly, HellRaisers are looking to get some much-needed experience with the new addition.

You can follow HLTV.org's Milan "Striker" Švejda on Twitter

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1236
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1174
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1397
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1660
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1384
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1259
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1067
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
175
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1745
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1059
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1466
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
34
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1925
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynski
Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
168
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1797
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.78
Maps played:
54
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1718
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1402
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
968
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
590
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
837
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1223
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1487
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1729
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
998
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Sergey 'smike' Sklyarenko
Sergey 'smike' Sklyarenko
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
472
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.10
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1335
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1728
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Ukraine Ivan 'Johnta' Shevtsov
Ivan 'Johnta' Shevtsov
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.51
Maps played:
11
KPR:
0.29
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.07
Slovakia Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
658
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1430
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1650
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1342
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
754
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1615
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
Casper 'ruggah' Due
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
68
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.03
Sweden John 'wenton' Eriksson
John 'wenton' Eriksson
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
198
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Russia Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
858
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1324
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1655
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1661
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1422
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1254
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1260
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1742
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1298
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
ez for fnatic LETS FUCKING GO
2016-10-16 11:49
#23
 | 
France stambert
hahah -1 to that :D LETS FUCK GET REKT FNATIC
2016-10-16 12:06
atleast they will do better than G2 did in new york xD
2016-10-16 12:07
G2 vs SK final. Calling it now.
2016-10-16 12:28
not gonna happen
2016-10-16 12:42
Navi sk
2016-10-16 12:51
#56
 | 
Latvia Avalank
NaVi - VP
2016-10-16 18:34
G2-HR FINAL
2016-10-17 03:40
+1 LETS GO FNATIC!
2016-10-16 13:39
#2
 | 
Sweden cute!
2st
2016-10-16 11:49
Nice
2016-10-16 11:49
gl navi
2016-10-16 11:49
wwwwow
2016-10-16 11:49
ez for putin and the moscow talent squad
2016-10-16 11:49
#7
TaZ | 
Poland Leszczon
n1
2016-10-16 11:49
nice
2016-10-16 11:49
top 10 yey
2016-10-16 11:49
nice
2016-10-16 11:49
#11
valde | 
Finland Juvi
Nice :)
2016-10-16 11:49
a
2016-10-16 11:49
EZ 4 VP
2016-10-16 11:49
#14
 | 
Belarus f1NESSEA
Ez Chris And Patrick
2016-10-16 11:49
Good preview, Milan.
2016-10-16 11:51
Plox SK win this shit
2016-10-16 11:54
#17
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u
pasha lowest vp rated player, wow
2016-10-16 11:55
Amazing preview Milan!
2016-10-16 11:55
+1 ,easy for fnatic. Fnatic come back is real.
2016-10-16 11:56
NaVi SK final calling it already... Booooring!
2016-10-16 11:58
fnatic wins confirmed by my industry sources
2016-10-16 12:05
bot pasta
2016-10-16 12:05
VP on lan........
2016-10-16 12:07
#26
 | 
CIS OREL_1337
hype
2016-10-16 12:12
#27
Xyp9x | 
Turkey OdinA
fnatic vs nip final again! GL Ninjas
2016-10-16 12:12
HR in this tournament....
2016-10-16 12:15
"If he and Benrlitom combine again and the rest at least enter the server, G2's chances at making it through will go up massively." G2 in a nutshell.
2016-10-16 12:17
it was the combination of Richard "shox" Papillon and Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom- yeah pretty much
2016-10-16 17:24
#30
 | 
Denmark FeNoM_XD
fnatic vs nip will be the final
2016-10-16 12:20
#32
 | 
Croatia mds818
Honestly saying,fnatic(and godsent) need to learn that this shuffle happend and that they cannot expect from theirselfs to come to an match,run around the map and kill everyone,that's never going to happen.If they want to susceed they need to go with default setups and swap the defense overall on the map(example:Olof short,twist mid,dennis perhaps secondary awp on b platform while wenton can support him from boxes and lektro can stay on long(dd2) instead of having 2b 2 long and 1 mid or some other stupid setup where they lose site and its 5v5 with 100hp on every player
2016-10-16 12:36
SK or Na`Vi will be crowned as winners
2016-10-16 12:44
#36
 | 
Turkey powergs
VP vs SK in final i hope !! Lets Go Virtud.Proooo
2016-10-16 12:52
RIP HR
2016-10-16 13:06
#38
 | 
Serbia ZAG0R
GL VP !
2016-10-16 13:12
I'm g0
2016-10-16 13:18
"supressing Nicolai "device" Reedtz" xDDDDDDD k0nfig better than device XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2016-10-16 13:23
Right now i would tend to agree that konfig and magisk as a duo are better than device and dupreeh
2016-10-16 16:28
device? no way. dupreeh? bad from so yeah both better than him . maybe cajun too but he is an awper
2016-10-16 16:47
Device is the best in terms of pure skill but him + dupreeh < k0nfig + magisk
2016-10-16 21:08
Pray for hr
2016-10-16 13:34
#43
 | 
Europe KappaKaako
i will predict that HR will win this event or make it to the finals atleast
2016-10-16 14:02
ez vp
2016-10-16 14:19
ez
2016-10-16 14:38
NiP & Hellraisers, the only teams with the whole roster above 1.00 in rating.
2016-10-16 16:02
#48
 | 
Belarus d0er
NiP win, 100 procentov! :)
2016-10-16 16:09
go g2
2016-10-16 17:12
yet another easy win for nip
2016-10-16 17:17
#53
 | 
Poland mamba99999
Hell Raisers win this, I already call it.
2016-10-16 17:18
Navi vs Sk final
2016-10-16 17:51
Final: Navi vs SK
2016-10-16 19:43
final : dignitas vs VP) I believe.... <3
2016-10-16 20:50
However, a few weeks later, Filip "NEO" Kubski and company attended WESG EU & CIS Regional Finals?! It was 2 days after ESL One NY -.-
2016-10-17 08:28
ez for fave... sk Kappa
2016-10-17 08:38
#63
 | 
Denmark BATISTUTA9
Looking forward to watching how Dignitas will perform in a tough group like this. They have shown some serious progress the past months. Hope the duo shows up and gives us a suprise result here in Moscow. Good luck guys.
2016-10-17 08:46
sanctions? I arent think that they works
2016-10-17 12:00
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.