Out of everyone it's mister 700k :(
Pain cevo-im team sneaking in there..
Are NRG stupids? No qualified lol
Splyce will once again upset and qualify
We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from the whole world, WE SPLYCE !
we didnt really care much about echofox team , i mean .. cmon
Echofox? Common.Max 5 rounds
C9 out in groups as usual :D
qualifier for qualifier for qualifier for the major.
Why is the actual minor only 4 teams? wth is this, almost no chance for upsets like this. (I guess this was the point, to avoid C9 playing a lot of matches with a chance they might fuck up).
pain will win eleague major
Group A should go to c9 easily. C9 has really seemed to start shining. Whereas earlier in the year, we saw them as a team only good online, now it looks like with the addition of autimatic, they're becoming really competitive at LAN too. TSM has taken maps from top teams such as SK but overall, they aren't as good as c9. Their roster surprisingly stacked with up and coming talent though. Players like SicK, relyks, and twistzz (now tw1st¿) could easily go to a top NA team. I think TSM, with a roster change to either FNS or Semphis, can become a really good NA team. Selfless also has a pretty good roster. Brehze, no_one, and nifty are a really good core but they need another couple months to develop into a top NA team. As for PaiN, I've only seen a couple of matches they've played in what I believe to be the ECS Development League. They actually don't look awful and they could easily take maps off of teams like Selfless and TSM. They were capable of taking maps from selfless and immortals, so I'm excited to see them play. Overall, if c9 doesn't win Group A get to the major qualifier, then all of their accomplishments are undone and it's time for a roster change.
Group B is a little more confusing for me. Without a doubt, Echo Fox and Immortals are the top teams in the group. However, while most people will expect Immortals to take group B, I think Echo Fox has a really good opportunity to redeem themselves from ELEAGUE and win group B. Let's not forget that EF got sweeped by the top teams in the world. While it's still extremely embarrassing and probably has affected the mentality of the team, this same team denied Liquid from qualifying for ELEAGUE. Also, Immortals are having their own problems as well. They're being leaded by an in game leader who is having horrendous performance issues, not to mention the fact that he might not even be on the roster. If Steel happens to play the qualifier in place of Zews, things wouldn't be much better because I'd imagine he doesn't even have much practice with either his team or against the NA teams. The rest of the teams in group B shouldn't be able to make it out of the groups. Splyce looks like a failed experiment. Their team only won like 2 games in the latest ESL Pro League and the same goes with Complexity (and I believe that both teams got relegated). The difference between Complexity and Splyce is that Complexity has a more promising roster for the future of NA. The two NA players on Splyce are both old or washed up. While DAVEY and Arya can still perform on the odd occasion, they won't ever be on a top NA team. While the EU imports on Splyce aren't bad (CRUC1AL looks pretty good and Acilion isn't awful although his time on SK was pretty bad), they won't be in NA forever so we can't really look at the Splyce roster with confidence that it will be around for the major that will follow the ELEAGUE major. Thus, I won't count them into the big picture of them being on other NA teams. However, Complexity has a couple of players that could develop into top NA players. Androidx23, and Dephh looks extremely good. While Dephh is from the UK, unlike the EU imports, I'd imagine he will stay in NA for as long as he plays professional counter strike because to be honest, the British scene doesn't really have a legitimate professional team. Finally, for Muffin Lightning, they are the underdog team just like Pain. They took a BO3 against Echo Fox, but that's about the only thing I've seen ML do. GL to them, but I don't expect them to get out of their group.
This is so long and I don't think anyone will read it but I had to vent :)
If c9 and immortals don't make it out that's gonna be a hard xD
i want muffin lightning stickers
Never before have I seen odds so good for echofox or splyce
will the winners qualify for the major? or will they qualify for another tournament?
Online piece of asian shit to carry ez
ez for killdream
edit: Group A TSM and Pain
Group B Echo Fox and Splyce
Ez for C9 and paiN.... <3