iBUYPOWER Masters preview

iBUYPOWER Masters, the qualifier for IEM Oakland, kicks off on Saturday, November 12th. We have previewed all eight teams taking part in the $100,000 tournament.

The Hangar at Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California, will play host to iBUYPOWER Masters, which will have four IEM Oakland spots on offer as well as $100,000 in prizemoney.

Group A Group B
United States Cloud9 Canada TSM
CIS FlipSid3 Australia Renegades
China TYLOO Brazil Immortals
United States Echo Fox  Europe FaZe

The eight participants will play in two groups featuring a GSL format, from which the top two teams advance to best-of-three semi-finals and lock their spot at IEM Oakland.

Group A

Cloud9 (#5)

Age Rating
United States Timothy "autimatic" Ta 20 1.17
United States Jake "Stewie2K" Yip 18 1.13
Canada Mike "shroud" Grzesiek 22 1.10
United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham 23 1.05
United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert 26 1.04

After a number of successful runs since the addition of autimatic, Cloud9 exited ELEAGUE Season 2 in groups and shortly afterwards travelled to Brazil for ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals.

The North American squad grabbed second place in their group following four wins and a loss to SK, and went on to dominate the first two playoffs series, against OpTic and mousesports. In the grand final Cloud9 faced SK again and began with a tough loss on Overpass after they were in a 13-2 lead, but they decimated the Brazilians on Mirage and Dust2.


Cloud9 should grab another trophy in Costa Mesa

autimatic got the MVP and Stewie2K also played a big part in Cloud9's journey towards their first big international trophy, while shroud put up great numbers throughout the tournament as well.

Cloud9 are the clear favourite of iBUYPOWER Masters, and perhaps the only team who shouldn't be too worried about exiting in groups and missing out on IEM Oakland. None of the other teams have matched their success, as you can see by Cloud9's relative ranking to the other teams; they're the single top-ten team present.

FlipSid3 (#18)

Age Rating
United Kingdom Owen "smooya" Butterfield 17 1.29
Russia Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin 25 1.12
Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov 28 0.96
Finland Jan "wayLander" Rahkonen 22 0.86
Ukraine Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy 30 0.78

FlipSid3 recently brought youngster Denis "electronic" Sharipov into the roster to replace Oleksandr "Shara" Hordieyev. Since then they've garnered second place at Adrenaline Cyber League and qualified for DreamHack ZOWIE Open Winter, defeating Epsilon on the way.

However, the 17-year-old will be unable to travel to the States due to visa issues. In his place, FlipSid3 have brought in an unknown force in the form of a British player smooya, who most recently played with Endpoint and VATIC in various qualifiers. Apart from his recent tenure in British teams there isn't much to be said about the 17-year-old, other than that he seems to be a very dedicated AWPer.


WorldEdit could end up having even more pressure on his shoulders with an unproven player by his side

Needless to say, smooya doesn't speak Russian, which will cause communication issues in-game. FlipSid3 have some experience in playing with an English speaking stand-in, as they've gone a similar route and beat the odds before. They played with Spencer "Hiko" Martin at ESWC 2015 and beat NiP on their way to semi-finals.

A similar scenario seems unlikely in this case, but FlipSid3's group isn't too hard to get out of and that's all the team needs to advance to IEM Oakland. A lot will come down to what the British player can show at his first international LAN and how FlipSid3 can use him considering they already have a primary AWPer.

TYLOO (#19)

Age Rating
China Hui "DD" Wu 22 1.20
China HaoWen "somebody" Xu 21 1.14
China Ke "captainMo" Liu 27 1.14
China YuLun "Summer" Cai 19 1.10
China YuanZhang "Attacker" Sheng 19 1.07

We've seen quite a bit of TYLOO on the international scene in recent times. The Chinese played a part in the elimination of Natus Vincere at StarSeries Season 2 Finals, as they took Mirage off the giants before falling short to Heroic and Astralis.

Summer's team then attended the IeSF World Championship in early October and reached the grand final there, surprisingly dropping it to ENCE.

They haven't been as dominant within the Asian scene as before. They had to work their way up the lower bracket at the Asia Minor due to an early loss to Chinese rivals VG.CyberZen, whom they later on beat in the rematch for a spot at ELEAGUE Major's Main Qualifier and triumphed over Renegades in the grand final.


TyLoo's chances to go through are looking good

In the aforementioned two tournaments TYLOO played close maps with MVP Project, which suggests some of the teams have been catching up to the long-standing number one in Asia.

Whether that will mean something in the international scene is arguable, though TYLOO are quite fortunate FlipSid3 are attending with a stand-in, while Echo Fox have been on poor form. I'd favor the Chinese to advance over both of them and have a fighting chance against Cloud9.

Echo Fox (Unranked)

Age Rating
United States Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan 23 1.06
United States Ronnie "ryx" Bylicki 23 1.02
United States Daniel "roca" Gustaferri 21 1.02
United States Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir 23 0.91
United States Sean "seang@res" Gares 28 0.87

Echo Fox are coming into iBUYPOWER Masters after a series of disappointing results, losing 0-3 to Immortals in ECS Season 2 Development league before falling to a fairly unknown side Muffin Lightning in WESG NA qualifiers.

They completely collapsed in ELEAGUE Season 2's Group B, where they were in a tough group alongside Virtus.pro, NiP and G2. Echo Fox could only muster six rounds across three maps, two of which were Nuke, their best map statistically.


If Echo Fox show up on their ELEAGUE form, their journey will quickly come to an end

This time they will face a domestic giant in Cloud9, an electronic-less FlipSid3, and TYLOO whom they never met before and likely have fairly little knowledge of.

If we see the same Echo Fox as we did in Atlanta, their chances will be atrocious, but we know they can play better. They showed us that at the first Northern Arena event, where they took down OpTic and played reasonably well against Immortals.

Group B

FaZe (#13)

Age Rating
Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard 22 1.07
Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli 24 1.06
France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey 22 1.02
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup 20 1.00
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen 26 0.93

FaZe's results have significantly improved after the change which saw kioShiMa benched while karrigan entered the roster to bring some much-needed leadership. They immediately found success at ELEAGUE, defeating Immortals and Cloud9 with next to no preparation, only basing their play on improvisation.

FaZe weren't able to repeat the same success at Pro League Finals, where they lost narrowly to Cloud9, which likely cost them a spot in the playoffs. NRG took them by surprise on Dust2, though FaZe stabilized at the end to win in overtime. Their win against Dignitas is perhaps the most significant, as they did it decisively on one of the Danes' best maps, Mirage.


kioShiMa's return shouldn't affect FaZe's chances at iBUYPOWER Masters too much

It seems FaZe weren't quite satisfied even with the promising results, as yesterday Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad exited the starting roster to make room for kioShiMa's return.

Considering how much the European mixture were able to do with a brand new in-game leader, this shouldn't affect FaZe too much at iBUYPOWER Masters. Even with the roster change, they have the best chance to advance out of the four teams in Group B.

Immortals (#14)

Age Rating
Brazil Henrique "HEN1" Teles 21 1.22
Brazil Ricardo "boltz" Prass 19 1.15
Brazil Lucas "steel" Lopes 22 1.15
Brazil João "felps" Vasconcellos 19 1.14
Brazil Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles 21 1.05

Immortals have been one of the most successful teams in North American leagues after the off-season. With a superb 20-6 record in ESL Pro League, the Brazilian number two advanced to the $600,000 Finals which took place on their home turf.

However, they began their journey in Brazil awfully, with Envy and OpTic grabbing decisive victories on Cobblestone. Immortals then took Mirage off mousesports in front of their home crowd, but a narrow loss to Liquid put them in last place of the group.


Immortals have had very little time with steel 

Shortly after the event, in-game leader Wilton "zews" Prado was relieved of his duties in the team less than three months after his signing and a former Luminosity (who later on signed with SK) member, steel was brought in.

What that will mean in terms of Immortals' leadership is yet to be seen. Before they signed zews, the role was tossed around and fell on boltz, who was unhappy with the added pressure. The roster change should be an upgrade in terms of performance, but they've had little time to get used to the new player, which could end up costing them a spot at IEM Oakland.

Renegades (#24)

Age Rating
Australia Aaron "AZR" Ward 24 1.17
Australia Justin "jks" Savage 20 1.12
Australia Karlo "USTILO" Pivac 23 1.11
Australia Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland 24 1.11
Australia Yaman "yam" Ergenekon 27 0.95

The past few months saw Renegades travelling between the States and Asia. The Australian side took part in eXTREMESLAND in late September, where they only faced regional competition and reached the grand final with ease. They fell short after three close maps with China's number two, VG.CyberZen.

After that event, yam's roster finished ESL Pro League Season 4 in fifth place, which would have earned them a place at the Finals, but they decided to skip it due to a clash with the Asia Minor.


Renegades have been playing well in North America

That turned out to be the correct decision, as Renegades topped their group over VG.CyberZen before beating them again in the upper bracket final for a place at the ELEAGUE Major's Main Qualifier. In the grand final it was TYLOO who stopped them after two close maps, Train and Mirage.

With a very tough match-up in the form of FaZe in their group, Renegades will have to hope to break their 0-5 streak against Immortals in online competition across the last few months, which they very well could considering the Brazilians have just cut their in-game leader.

TSM (Unranked)

Age Rating
United States Hunter "SicK" Mims 18 1.04
United States Skyler "Relyks" Weaver 21 1.01
Canada Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken 16 0.99
Canada Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen 27 0.96
Canada Pujan "FNS" Mehta 24 0.92

Since TSM's disappointing 9th-12th finish at the first Northern Arena in Toronto, SEMPHIS's team have only played in a few qualifiers and ECS Season 2, as they didn't take part in ESL Pro League.

In an attempt to make a reappearance in ELEAGUE, TSM took down Selfless before falling short in the deciding series with Immortals. iBUYPOWER Invitational saw them playing OpTic close, but TSM once again finished in 5th-8th place.

SicK and company have so far been unsuccessful in ECS Season 2, sitting at a 3-9 record, though one of those W's includes a 16-5 victory on Train against SK.


TSM have a shot against Immortals and Renegades

Most importantly, they're still in the run for the next Major, as they've secured their place at the Americas Minor through the closed qualifier with wins over Selfless and paiN.

Their chances in Group B at iBUYPOWER Masters aren't great, as they have a solid FaZe in front of them as well as Immortals, who have been quite succesful against North American teams. Although, the Brazilians are coming into the event on the back of a significant roster change, which TSM could take advantage of. There are also Renegades, who have found a little bit of stability and are slight favourites in the match-up, but their duel against TSM won't be easy.

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United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
783
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
452
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
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
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
851
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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:
1308
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
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
563
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
United States Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
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:
884
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
714
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
China Ke 'captainMo' Liu
Ke 'captainMo' Liu
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
747
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
United States Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
767
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
848
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
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
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
142
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
United States Ronnie 'ryx' Bylicki
Ronnie 'ryx' Bylicki
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
491
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
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
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
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:
1247
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
889
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
China Hui 'DD' Wu
Hui 'DD' Wu
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
781
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
China YuLun 'Summer' Cai
YuLun 'Summer' Cai
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
896
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Russia Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
672
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.13
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
778
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
800
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1165
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
806
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
496
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Daniel 'roca' Gustaferri
Daniel 'roca' Gustaferri
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
620
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
1
2016-11-11 11:47
gl daddy DaZeD
2016-11-11 11:59
RIp immortals with the new AC
2016-11-11 12:02
Will twitch chat now spam ESEAAC/EAC/LANAC istead of VAC?
2016-11-11 13:05
i arent think that
2016-11-11 14:53
#71
North America nYn- 
AC isn't a problem when you can just listen to the casters
2016-11-12 00:04
+1
2016-11-12 00:45
#72
North America nYn- 
AC isn't a problem when you can listen to the casters.
2016-11-12 00:07
-1
2016-11-12 00:45
#44
 | 
Germany privatesx 
inb4 few livebans comming through bcuz new lanAC
2016-11-11 13:57
Selling this comment for advertisement place. 5e. Pm
2016-11-11 11:47
#45
koosta | 
United States kooster 
kys
2016-11-11 14:02
Gl tyloo
2016-11-11 11:47
ez FaZe
2016-11-11 11:47
sdsad
2016-11-11 11:47
#6
shox | 
France nic0x 
omg i'm the 6th :D
2016-11-11 11:48
#7
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
g
2016-11-11 11:47
Gl to all teams.
2016-11-11 11:47
1
2016-11-11 11:47
Where the fuck is the schedule?
2016-11-11 11:48
where can i see the schedule?
2016-11-11 11:48
#12
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
Semphis, Our OVERLORD !!
2016-11-11 11:49
FaZe ez
2016-11-11 11:50
#15
 | 
Faroe Islands _shubaN 
Grand Final C9 vs Tyloo ez C9
2016-11-11 11:58
will be some fun matches !
2016-11-11 12:03
Karrigan only gets younger
2016-11-11 12:06
#20
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CIS OREL_1337 
ez UK
2016-11-11 12:06
#21
valde | 
Finland Juvi 
Allu is 24 years old.. Edit: lots of ages are marked wrong on second Look.
2016-11-11 12:08
gl k1o
2016-11-11 12:07
Throw inc
2016-11-11 12:08
go c9
2016-11-11 12:11
No chance to win flipside
2016-11-11 12:12
#27
byali | 
Poland vezz. 
Group A: C9, Tyloo Group B: FaZe, Renegades
2016-11-11 12:16
#28
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
rip heni
2016-11-11 12:19
#29
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Pakistan pakistaniboss 
ez for smooya
2016-11-11 12:21
karrigan 21 age? allu 19? kioShiMa 19? hahhaha aizy 24 LOL fix pls karrigan 26, allu 24, kio 22, aizy 20
2016-11-11 12:24
Tsm-Unranked 4Head
2016-11-11 12:25
BOOKMARK THIS: hen1 + immortals gonna bottomfrag, because ESEA is launching a LAN anti cheat gg
2016-11-11 12:43
#41
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Poland skibv 
+1
2016-11-11 13:32
#33
markeloff | 
Bulgaria w7r 
Im tired of this VISA Problems... My favourite team cant play with his rooster again. :(
2016-11-11 12:44
#59
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
Don't worry, Trump soon :)
2016-11-11 16:23
ez for Brexitsid3
2016-11-11 12:55
#35
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Thailand besterzz8 
ez shroud :)
2016-11-11 12:55
FaZe is the only team I'd like to watch, but their opponents are shit :-(
2016-11-11 13:05
#38
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North America eschato 
ez for bullyzoid
2016-11-11 13:13
GL SMOOYA GL MARKELOFF GL F3 XDD
2016-11-11 13:23
ez for echo fox
2016-11-11 13:28
Group A : Cloud9,Flipsid3 Group B : Immortals,Faze
2016-11-11 13:36
GroupA:C9 Tyloo
2016-11-12 03:17
i dont expect much from faze. the players are jetlagged as hell. cause all of them have travelled 18 hour flight. also the time difference fucks them up big time.. and they are playing 2 teams in their homeground so its kinda unfair. also they havent pracced with kio at all. so that will cost some games.. sure they should advance along with c9 but f3 can fuck them up. wouldnt be so suprised if faze loses the games.
2016-11-11 13:55
#46
koosta | 
United States kooster 
tyloo would win anyways
2016-11-11 14:02
oh i was looking wrong group. thought that faze is with flipside and c9. but yeah idk, immmortas will go thru and is renegades any good? faze will lose to immortals and prolly tsm/renegade aswell..
2016-11-11 14:06
#48
koosta | 
United States kooster 
Immortals is looking super weak (loss to Muffin Lightning) right now. And TSM without Tim is looking super weak. I think RNG has the best chance.
2016-11-11 14:11
ok. ty for insight. anyway i think the jet lag fucks up faze. its 20-hour flight from here to LA. sleep system is fucked so they cant focus. and also they are playing against 3 na teams on their homeground.. faze gonna make alot of stupid mistakes which may cost the semifinal place.
2016-11-11 14:19
didn't they lose to ML in a BO1 then beat them in a BO3?
2016-11-11 18:42
#68
koosta | 
United States kooster 
That was after muffin lightning choked a 12-3 lead twice the same day. They could not have felt encouraged to go on.
2016-11-11 20:12
ez faze
2016-11-11 14:15
Echo Fox (Unranked)
2016-11-11 14:25
#52
s1mple | 
United Kingdom migzzss 
EZZZZ FOR SMOOYA, he'll demolish those
2016-11-11 14:25
Echo Fox (Unranked) ..........
2016-11-11 15:23
Asia > NA ez for cloud9
2016-11-11 15:23
ez uk
2016-11-11 15:24
#58
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Brazil Kohzito 
C9, Tyloo Faze, Immortals
2016-11-11 16:23
#60
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Spain akproxx 
cloud9 vs faze vs immortals
2016-11-11 17:38
#61
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Denmark regnant 
Group A is like so much better to watch than group B. I want to see c9 and TYLOO play. That will be a great series. I don't expect EF to qualify for IEM Oakland, but I usually enjoy watching ShahZaM play. I expect FaZe to win the group. I'm sorry but Immortals made one of the worst roster change that I've ever seen by adding steel to the roster. Although he's only played 5 games w/ immortals, it is super obvious that his individual skill is no where near what IMT needs to compete internationally. He struggles to drag against teams like Muffin Lightning and Splyce... The bottom "Pro" teams in North America. 12-20 in a game where IMT wins against a team like Splyce is pretty awful. It's a shame they didn't import some undiscovered talent and instead stuck with the "reputation" that this player had for playing in the "Almost Good" LG. AFTER this guy got kicked, they became good so that alone should say something.
2016-11-11 17:40
Group A: 1. C9 2.Tyloo Group B: 1.Faze 2. Immortals Glhf
2016-11-11 17:47
C9 & Tyloo Faze & Renegades
2016-11-11 17:51
#64
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Poland cGev 
I like that it says Echo Fox(unranked) xdd
2016-11-11 17:54
the fuck is faze doing in americas/asia qualifiers?
2016-11-11 18:03
#69
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Germany grabke 
its not an american asian qualifier .... 8 teams got invited to iem oakland (9 VP pulled out) And this serves as qualifier for IEM Oakland. Godsent was invited too and was later replaced by Flipside neither team is american or asain bro :).
2016-11-11 22:05
lul, thought it was qualifiers. ive missed out on some informtion
2016-11-11 22:47
#Unban iBP
2016-11-12 07:02
#77
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Europe GytiZ 
no.
2016-11-12 13:18
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