Northern Arena group draw

The draw for the group stage of Northern Arena has taken place, with the eight competing teams having been drawn into two groups.

Scheduled for November 10-13, the event will bring the 2016 Northern Arena event season to an end after a first stop in Toronto, where Immortals ran out victors after beating Cloud9 in the final.

With $100,000 at stake and eight participating teams, the tournament will take place at two different locations: Sheraton Montreal, which will stage the group stage matches and the semi-finals, and the Bell Centre, where the grand final will take place.


Liquid will be looking to bounce back from their Pro League finals run 

Below you can find the group draw in full:

Group A Group B
France G2 France Envy
United States Liquid North America OpTic
Denmark Heroic Europe NRG
Canada Complexity United States CLG

The full tournament schedule will be released by the Canadian League of Gamers, the event's organisers, in the coming days. Tickets to the grand final, on November 13, can be purchased over at Evenko's website.

#4
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Korea 2814 
Envyus vs Liquid/OpTic final maybe? Don't really see G2 winning this with their current form :p Could be an interesting tourney. Hope every match is not delayed by 5 hours like last time
2016-11-01 18:07
#33
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United States sayNt 
Liquid isn't in the best form either unfortunately
2016-11-01 18:11
#35
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Korea 2814 
Yeeah, I still like them though so I have my hopes high =)
2016-11-01 18:12
so that clouds ur judgement.... so if i calculated this correctly you are just another hltv retard
2016-11-01 23:34
Your calculations were off. You're the retard, not him.
2016-11-02 15:22
#36
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fackyyy 
yea it was a disaster last time. fucking delays
2016-11-01 18:12
I think heroic have a great chance in this
2016-11-01 19:01
They do but they aren't in the best form albeit after a roster change they lost to Fnatic academy at ESWC
2016-11-01 20:22
#82
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United States GeT_ReiCh 
Heroic have been shit since their roster changes
2016-11-02 00:46
#70
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France Revitalize 
All these teams are in a bad form lmao Want to see nV vs G2 on the final
2016-11-01 21:00
Its between G2/EnVyUs/Optic and Heroic, for sure... NRG always choke, Liquid is not on their best moment, clg either and col.. Cmon, col is miles Away from a good performance team
2016-11-02 15:18
hopefully NA can winning this event
2016-11-01 18:04
no C9 no party
2016-11-01 18:07
#54
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United States bevay 
C9 will be playing, they are just skipping group rounds.
2016-11-01 19:22
no
2016-11-01 19:45
#77
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United States mmotorcycle 
didnt you hear? they won already
2016-11-01 22:53
1
2016-11-01 18:04
noice
2016-11-01 18:04
GL G2 :D
2016-11-01 18:04
ez for nrg
2016-11-01 18:04
Good luck Optic
2016-11-01 18:04
#11
autist | 
Poland rHin00 
ns
2016-11-01 18:04
nice
2016-11-01 18:04
#13
ZywOo | 
Belgium Sidounet 
gogog g2
2016-11-01 18:04
nice we appreciate it! #runSKG
2016-11-01 18:04
why spam #runKYS everywhere no brasilian team is here.
2016-11-01 18:10
to b8 idiots like u
2016-11-01 18:59
G2 glglglgl
2016-11-01 18:05
ez for bagguetes
2016-11-01 18:04
#17
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Latvia zrgLV 
Xd
2016-11-01 18:05
#18
Thorin | 
United Kingdom Weldo 
Rip complexity
2016-11-01 18:05
#19
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Spain Alser 
ez OpTic
2016-11-01 18:05
#20
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Poland cGev 
Facile pour la france
2016-11-01 18:07
eZ for shoxieJESUS & ScreaM SAIYAJIN
2016-11-01 18:06
#22
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Japan eoeoeoewowow 
Free trophy for G2, nice
2016-11-01 18:06
#23
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Canada josef733 
Wtf is this event? Where are the other na teams? C9 and Immortals? These draws suck because the winners are already drawn.
2016-11-01 18:06
They will be at the iBP Masters
2016-11-01 18:07
#29
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Canada josef733 
Right, well they should've taken atleast the top 4 from Northern Arena and have online quals for the other 4 na teams.
2016-11-01 18:08
NRG got this
2016-11-01 18:06
nv and g2 finals? :D
2016-11-01 18:07
#28
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France kennySsSsS 
G2 vs nV the final
2016-11-01 18:07
#30
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Canada GRTman12 
Ez for OpTiC
2016-11-01 18:09
#31
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United States HiddeNK 
Looks like an easy win for G2.
2016-11-01 18:09
#62
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Netherlands EliteBekkers 
BOT2 is going home once again.
2016-11-01 19:52
Liquid vs OpTic final plz
2016-11-01 18:11
When TL and Optic get out of groups there is big chance that they face each other in semis.
2016-11-01 18:18
#37
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Spain akproxx 
G2 vs envy
2016-11-01 18:15
2 ez 4 NRG
2016-11-01 18:17
#40
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China arbalestcn 
Baguette in Quebec? G2 and eV final since its sort of their home soil..lol
2016-11-01 18:23
#42
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United States CS_CeeJ 
How many teams leave groups?
2016-11-01 18:27
#43
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Estonia jossd 
ez for G2
2016-11-01 18:34
#44
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
Would like to see OptiC win it. otherwise G2 would be good if they can actually find their form again. Bets on an all Frenchie final?
2016-11-01 18:36
#45
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United States bravodog5  
ez envy sadly
2016-11-01 18:42
Ez 4 Envyus
2016-11-01 18:44
LETS GO GREENWALL
2016-11-01 18:46
2 EZ 4 BAGUETTES
2016-11-01 18:47
#49
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United States FatNick 
No c9, no party
2016-11-01 18:49
2ez4g2
2016-11-01 18:59
Kinda bad running it parallell with iBP masters... but well should be nice anyway
2016-11-01 19:05
#55
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Turkey Tormund1 
No C9 No Party
2016-11-01 19:22
Dayum, finally an event close to me, but rip cant attend.......
2016-11-01 19:25
EZ pocket $$$ grab for G2.
2016-11-01 19:30
Liquid aways has easy groups wtf
2016-11-01 19:37
nice
2016-11-01 19:46
HEROIC!!!! Hope they do good. Also G2/ENVY Final
2016-11-01 19:51
#63
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Turkey partyoctopus 
Grand final: Complexity vs NRG/CLG
2016-11-01 20:14
I can actually see envy winning this. They have a relatively eqsy group and if they bring the form they brought to epl finals the could easily defeat a slumping g2 or a heroic still adjusting to losing one if their star players.
2016-11-01 20:25
G2 if they actually show up. If not nV ez
2016-11-01 20:27
#67
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Russia iHaZaR 
Heroic final inc
2016-11-01 20:40
#68
RpK | 
United States n3bula 
ez for NRG
2016-11-01 20:43
ez g2
2016-11-01 20:50
#71
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Brazil hugoooo 
If France don't win this... wow
2016-11-01 21:05
ez for col
2016-11-01 21:08
Dark horse finals would be Heroic vs. Optic
2016-11-01 21:14
Heroic got to the finals last time at Northern Arena against harder odds (C9, IMT), so far from a Dark Horse IMO, and it's very arguable that OpTic is the strongest team in their group, and have one of the most known orgs in e-sports. The rosters from CLG or coL in the final would maybe be.
2016-11-02 12:19
nitro's face sums up how i feel about this event
2016-11-01 21:14
Ok Montreal sucks stop having events here
2016-11-01 21:48
I dont know if i want liquid to get out of groups anymore, seems like a better option would be for heroic to knock them out considering they lose to G2 and this we will see a line up change rather than giving them anothercjanceand thus potentially seeing them play longer with this core withoutconsistent tesults, but what do we know.......... To be continued....
2016-11-01 22:37
If G2 doesn't get to finals, that roster is done
2016-11-01 23:22
#80
Ex6TenZ | 
Brazil LeTANK 
nv vs g2 in the finals plz plz
2016-11-01 23:52
nice groups, 100% free of Brazilians. more of that please.
2016-11-02 00:32
Then you need to vote for Trump.
2016-11-02 06:10
#83
United States Prop 
APE APE APE APE
2016-11-02 01:16
Ez for Optic
2016-11-02 01:22
#86
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France p2l 
French final in a french territory
2016-11-02 10:31
CLG in 2016 LUL
2016-11-02 19:03
If Envy or G2 don't win this man...
2016-11-02 19:05
it should be envy/g2 winning this so because of that ez win for heroic
2016-11-03 22:28
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