IEM Oakland viewer's guide

Professeur
November 15th, 2016 15:00

The last IEM event of the year is set to start tomorrow, on November 16th. To help guide the viewers through this 12-team event we bring you a detailed guide with information about the groups, schedule and talent that will be present in Oakland.

Intel Extreme Masters Oakland was set to feature the top four teams from IEM New York - Natus Vincere, Liquid, SK and Virtus.pro—but the Polish team decided not to attend the event in the end—with Heroic coming in as their replacement.

Four invitations were sent out to NiP, G2, Astralis and mousesports, with the last four spots left for teams to qualify through the iBUYPOWER Masters 2016 event that was held last week. 

In the end, Immortals, Cloud9, FaZe and TYLOO clinched the remaining spots in Costa Mesa, finalizing the team list for IEM Oakland.


The playoffs of IEM Oakland will be played at the Oracle Arena 

The 12 teams have been split into the following two groups:

Group A Group B
United States Liquid Denmark Heroic
CIS Natus Vincere Brazil SK
France G2 Sweden NiP
Denmark Astralis Europe mousesports
Brazil Immortals United States Cloud9
China TYLOO Europe FaZe

The tournament will feature the now-standard IEM format composed of a round-robin best-of-one group stage leading into round-of-six playoffs, with the best team from each group advancing directly to the semi-finals.

The first day of the tournament will be reserved for group A, the second for group B, followed by an off-day before the action moves to the Oracle Arena for the playoff action on November 19-20.

Two matches will be played at the same time in the group stage, with one being shown on the main stream (first match in the schedule table), and the second being shown on the second stream.

IEM Oakland will have the following schedule:

Wednesday, November 16th - Group A
19:30 CIS Natus Vincere vs. United States Liquid BO1
19:30 Brazil Immortals vs. China TYLOO BO1
20:45 Denmark Astralis vs. France G2 BO1
20:45 CIS Natus Vincere vs. China TYLOO BO1
22:00 Brazil Immortals vs. France G2 BO1
22:00 Denmark Astralis vs. United States Liquid BO1
23:15 CIS Natus Vincere vs. Denmark Astralis BO1
23:15 China TYLOO vs. France G2 BO1
00:30 Brazil Immortals vs. United States Liquid BO1
00:30 CIS Natus Vincere vs. France G2 BO1
01:45 China TYLOO vs. United States Liquid BO1
01:45 Brazil Immortals vs. Denmark Astralis BO1
03:00 CIS Natus Vincere vs. Brazil Immortals BO1
03:00 Denmark Astralis vs. China TYLOO BO1
03:00 United States Liquid vs. France G2 BO1
04:10 Possible tiebreaker matches BO1
04:10 Possible tiebreaker matches BO1
Thursday, November 17th - Group B
19:30 Denmark Heroic vs. Brazil SK BO1
19:30 United States Cloud9 vs. Europe FaZe BO1
20:45 Europe mousesports vs. Sweden NiP BO1
20:45 Denmark Heroic vs. Europe FaZe BO1
22:00 United States Cloud9 vs. Sweden NiP BO1
22:00 Europe mousesports vs. Brazil SK BO1
23:15 Europe FaZe vs. Sweden NiP BO1
23:15 Denmark Heroic vs. Europe mousesports BO1
00:30 United States Cloud9 vs. Brazil SK BO1
00:30 Denmark Heroic vs. Sweden NiP BO1
01:45 United States Cloud9 vs. Europe mousesports BO1
01:45 Europe FaZe vs. Brazil SK BO1
03:00 Brazil SK vs. Sweden NiP BO1
03:00 Europe mousesports vs. Europe FaZe BO1
03:00 Denmark Heroic vs. United States Cloud9 BO1
04:10 Possible tiebreaker matches BO1
04:10 Possible tiebreaker matches BO1
Saturday, November 19th
19:45 Quarter-final #1 BO3
23:35 Quarter-final #2 BO3
03:20 United States CLG Red vs. Europe Secret fe BO3
Sunday, November 20th
19:00 Semi-final #1 BO3
22:30 Semi-final #2 BO3
03:00 Grand finals BO3

ESL has put together a talent lineup featuring some of the most notable hosts, analysts and commentatos in CS:GO at the moment—featuring the likes of Alex "Machine" Richardson, Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett and Anders Blume—but IEM Oakland will also be the first event on which we will see Sam "DaZeD" Marine in an analyst role.

The following talent will be covering the action in Oakland:

United Kingdom OJ Borg - Stage Host

United States John "Blu" Mullen - Reporter
United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk host
Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analyst
United States Sam "DaZeD" Marine - Analyst

United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett  - Commentator
Denmark Anders "Anders" Blume - Commentator
United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat - Commentator
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole  - Commentator
United Kingdom Lauren "Pansy" Scott  - Commentator

United States Heather "sapphiRe" Garozzo - Observer
United States DJ "Prius" Kuntz - Observer

ESL will reward each win in the group stage with $1,000, with the rest of the $300,000 prize pool being distributed in the following way:

1. - $125,000
2. - $50,000
3-4. - $25,000
3-4. - $25,000
5-6. - $12,000
5-6. - $12,000 
7-8. - $5,000
7-8. - $5,000
9-10. - $3,500
9-10. - $3,500
11-12. - $2,000
11-12. - $2,000

For a detailed look at all the teams attending the event and what we can expect in terms of results, stay tuned for a preview by HLTV.org's Lucas "LucasAM" Aznar Miles later today.

Professeur writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

United States Heather 'sapphiRe' Garozzo
Heather 'sapphiRe' Garozzo
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
15
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
Denmark Anders 'Anders' Blume
Anders 'Anders' Blume
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
United States Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
108
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
16
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Sam 'DaZeD' Marine
Sam 'DaZeD' Marine
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
170
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.19
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.16
#1
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Czech Republic csl1337 
nice go tyloo
2016-11-15 15:00
grand final 2am UK time.. :(
2016-11-15 15:07
#34
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Finland k0rnEr 
4am Finnish time
2016-11-15 15:15
i thought finland people arent sleepink))
2016-11-15 15:49
#122
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Finals at 3AM because, you know, fuck viewership.
2016-11-15 17:21
wtf r u want? large portion of viewers for CS = americans and brazilians. someone has to miss out on the action. if i wanted to catch all the action for the majors, i'd have to get up at 3am. there will always be a group who cant watch everything because of the timing
2016-11-16 13:00
#222
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Absolutely, some group has to sit out. That's just how timezones work. I'm just pointing out that with CS:GO EU prime time would get a much higher viewership than NA prime time any day of the week, it's simply a scientifically proven fact.
2016-11-16 15:51
Are you dumb? It is in NA; not going to cave to EU times, when a large portion of CS viewers are NA anyways.
2016-11-16 20:37
#230
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Are you dumb? The point is, again, that the game's viewership is located in the EU. If they cared about viewers count, they would have done things... 'Differently'.
2016-11-16 21:01
The real point is, who gives a fuck. The tournament is in NA so it will be played in NA times. Stop whining and either deal with it or don't watch it.
2016-11-17 03:39
Bo5 + delays u can watch when wake up
2016-11-15 16:47
Wtf are these playtime Ending in the middle of the night in germany Fuck this
2016-11-15 23:00
#49
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Czech Republic csl1337 
Its ok i can tell you the score, tyloo won it :)
2016-11-15 15:25
#62
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Brazil mibrzera 
xd
2016-11-15 15:43
#96
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Faroe Islands _shubaN 
10am on Monday, fuck it
2016-11-15 16:23
#145
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
Delays. Wake up at noon
2016-11-15 18:23
#208
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Final at 12 pm Vladivostok Russia time) nice) I like events in NA and SA)
2016-11-16 01:07
Karrigan is in Astralis lineup? Whut
2016-11-15 15:53
#99
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China KingFishQiu 
In Faze lineup as well lul
2016-11-15 16:29
Lol sick karrigan working 2 jobs. He must be rich now kappa
2016-11-15 17:45
#179
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United States liche 
He's actually still a coowner of the astralis org so does kinda work for both
2016-11-15 20:29
is he? Thought he'd give up the shares, or sell them
2016-11-16 12:17
#216
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United States liche 
Naw, Cajun B still is too
2016-11-16 13:24
Every time I click a news article now I become sad that Fastest_Guy_on_HLTV isn't here :(( come back man
2016-11-15 21:19
#211
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China Purplewind 
If TyLoo win more than one match, I'll be very surprised.
2016-11-16 08:15
#224
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Czech Republic csl1337 
Why? Nice fake flag there bruh. Only like 1% really FOLLOWS the asian scene, even looking at local lans etc etc. Tyloo will reach semi 100%
2016-11-16 16:28
#236
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China Purplewind 
xD.TyLoo lost ALL maps.
2016-11-29 11:54
#237
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Czech Republic csl1337 
:( As fancy said an if you have eyes, you saw they have huge communication issues... Wait for Major qual, they will surprise you all :)
2016-11-29 15:48
#238
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China Purplewind 
Hopefully.
2016-12-04 06:31
#2
s1mple | 
Finland IMEJ 
naviez
2016-11-15 15:01
#143
Brazil tiw 
sorry for reply, but where is VP? saving strats to major? oh nvm.. now i read the topic haha..
2016-11-15 18:17
[ ] funny [x] not funny oh and i forgot [ ] rich [x] favela
2016-11-15 20:28
Ez for CLG Red. Kappa
2016-11-15 23:02
nice
2016-11-15 15:00
no steel, no fun :(
2016-11-15 15:36
#4
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Australia DingoAteMyBaby 
1 is the loneliest number
2016-11-15 15:00
n1
2016-11-15 15:00
okeh
2016-11-15 15:00
#7
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Austria Framedrops 
crazy
2016-11-15 15:00
#8
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Finland D3dust 
nice
2016-11-15 15:00
#9
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Australia ParaboliC 
HYPE
2016-11-15 15:00
Cool, maybe G2 will win something for once now. NA time though FailFish
2016-11-15 15:02
Ur retarded if u think g2 can or will win this
2016-11-15 19:58
Neither will burgers lul
2016-11-16 20:54
not first
2016-11-15 15:01
n1
2016-11-15 15:00
#13
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Asia bossen1 
thx
2016-11-15 15:00
nice thx
2016-11-15 15:01
#15
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France France98123 
ahhh fuck those Na times ..
2016-11-15 15:01
the best thing is that on friday night where in theory u could watch all night for some fucking retarded reason they have a day off again. n1 esl. fucc bois.
2016-11-15 17:05
#124
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Germany grabke 
Yes lol wha not start thursday and play friday and split group matches equally Thursday/Friday
2016-11-15 17:26
I live near chicago and I don't even want to watch it since its 10 pm on a sunday
2016-11-15 22:19
#16
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
EZ FOR NAVI
2016-11-15 15:01
#149
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
BO5 final I aren't think that
2016-11-15 18:31
BO3, not BO5
2016-11-15 21:20
#17
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Estonia Chaostic 
BO5 final KreyGasm
2016-11-15 15:01
#18
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Finland Emvi 
the schedule.. NotLikeThis
2016-11-15 15:01
HLTV not dead
2016-11-15 15:01
#20
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Poland kurwafa 
DJ "Prius" Kuntz best name na LUL
2016-11-15 15:01
#21
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
so many matches, lets go! hype sadly fnatic arent there :/
2016-11-15 15:03
Please no more NA tournaments, EU is best time.
2016-11-15 15:05
please no more off days during tournaments, especially not fucking fridays when a lot of people actually have more time to watch.
2016-11-15 17:06
yeah... nip-sk 3:00, school 7:00... +delays... when shal I sleep?
2016-11-15 18:11
NaVi x Liquid = Navi Immortals x Tyloo = Immortals Astralis x G2 = Astralis NaVi x Tyloo = NaVi Immortals x G2 = G2 Astralis x Liquid = Astralis NaVi x Astralis = Astralis Tyloo x G2 = G2 Immortals x Liquid = Immortals NaVi x G2 = NaVi Tyloo x Liquid = Tyloo Immortals x Astralis = Immortals NaVi x Immortals = NaVi Astralis x Tyloo = Astralis Liquid x G2 = G2 Have fun.
2016-11-15 15:06
#72
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Brazil ms// 
n1
2016-11-15 15:50
My ass for free if G2 wins against Immortals and Astralis over Na'Vi, cya
2016-11-15 18:59
Pay up ;]
2016-11-17 04:16
shit, i thought nobody would see this ;(
2016-11-17 05:04
Astralis over Na'vi? What are you smoking?
2016-11-15 19:18
ez for dj kuntz
2016-11-15 15:08
ESL invited banned player? No more major for them! XD #VALVEGIVECISMAJOR
2016-11-15 15:08
#101
byali | 
Poland vezz. 
Lol, it's not Valve sponsored event, so it doesn't matter.
2016-11-15 16:31
CLG Red vs Secret fe on Inferno ResidentSleeper
2016-11-15 15:09
on 4:20
2016-11-15 15:51
even more ResidentSleeper
2016-11-15 16:02
fkin muricans ruined csgo times!!!!!! i cant sit up all night too see these games wtf, some ppl have "lifes" and "waifu humpingz" times
2016-11-15 15:09
#29
RpK | 
Iceland pumtac 
Warriors blew 3-1 lead
2016-11-15 15:09
RIP EU. Grand Finals at 4.00 AM
2016-11-15 15:12
#31
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Brazil coachdag3x 
tyloo will 16-0'd in their first game, then they will star to win everything and in the finals will lose 2-1 #RunTyloo
2016-11-15 15:12
HLTV.CN incoming
2016-11-15 17:56
Hmm... Where have I seen this before...
2016-11-15 20:55
Sleep is overrated. Early morning matches are my favorite
2016-11-15 15:13
RIP time zones. Probably will miss all matches.
2016-11-15 15:13
final bo5 hype
2016-11-15 15:16
#36
dennis | 
Slovakia Jarci 
bo5 PogChamp rip navi
2016-11-15 15:17
another ESL tier2 tournament
2016-11-15 15:17
#38
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Norway RainTop1HLTV 
CLG RED VS SECRET FE >>> THE REST
2016-11-15 15:17
fucking garbage na times. thats why they dont deserve tournaments over there, bad viewing experience like always
2016-11-15 15:17
Its fucking midnight for my place. I like eu time because it usually starts around 5 pm and ends at 2 am for my place.
2016-11-15 16:19
Haha and when the tournament is in EU its always gr8 Times for na:D
2016-11-15 21:12
dont even think its NA times just terrible choice of times in general, I dont really want to watch a grand final at 10 pm on a sunday
2016-11-15 22:23
GL Astralis
2016-11-15 15:17
#41
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Brazil mth^ 
Sick
2016-11-15 15:18
Oj borg is back
2016-11-15 15:19
Oj is the best
2016-11-15 17:11
#43
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Denmark regnant 
The talent group is pretty cool but I would have liked to see Blu and DaZeD cast together :(
2016-11-15 15:21
Dazed-alright, would love to see him casting there BLU-fag that shouldnt cast at pro level
2016-11-15 15:27
+1
2016-11-15 15:49
#102
byali | 
Poland vezz. 
IMO the dynamic that BLU had with DaZeD was pretty good. Would be nice to see them casting a bigger match.
2016-11-15 16:32
#146
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
Talking fast is a dynamic?
2016-11-15 18:25
Unfortunately I agree, he's a terrible caster. Seems like an nice enough guy, but I can't bear to listen to him for too long. It's a mixture of his voice, his super fast talking and his severe lack of knowledge/insight into high level level CS, let alone pro level.
2016-11-15 20:57
enjoy 20k viewers in the grand final , idiots
2016-11-15 15:22
#121
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Spain akproxx 
+1
2016-11-15 17:14
+1
2016-11-15 18:12
tyloo must win againts immortals
2016-11-15 15:23
The finals are BO3 not BO5
2016-11-15 15:23
no VP, no Dignitas... GG
2016-11-15 15:24
No spunj :(
2016-11-15 15:25
so many tournaments in NA on weekdays, completely dismissing the largest fanbases.. Game starts at 19:30 its says, but will likely be delayed for 45 minutes, and then something will go wrong and then there are more delays and then its past midnight wuddenly.. fuck that
2016-11-15 15:26
+1
2016-11-15 15:27
All I want is tyloo to make the playoffs
2016-11-15 15:28
Grand Final at 3am European Time XD
2016-11-15 15:29
#55
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El Salvador jayss 
henryg and sadokist to cast the final, thank you
2016-11-15 15:29
FaZe vs NIP, c9, SK LUL RIPPERINO IN PEPPERINO.
2016-11-15 15:29
Like always, stupid groups. Out of the 4 best teams that attend, 3 are in group B. SK, NIP, NAVI and C9 obvious top teams
2016-11-15 15:30
ez for sk
2016-11-15 15:35
#60
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World Tillt 
hope we won't have another grand final ruined by semmler's presence
2016-11-15 15:37
its okay , there will be a douzen of stupid americans with this timezone
2016-11-15 15:54
SK - NiP 03:00 CET Everyone in EU will definitely watch this one!
2016-11-15 15:41
#63
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Turkey KacaKTV 
EZ 4 NaVi
2016-11-15 15:43
#64
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China Paracios 
ez 4 GoDaZed
2016-11-15 15:44
#65
device | 
China cncsLUL 
gl tyloo
2016-11-15 15:44
8 hours behind lisbon...
2016-11-15 15:46
DJ Kuntz lmao
2016-11-15 15:48
Possibly an epic BO5 final and I will miss it. Fuck you ESL.
2016-11-15 15:48
gg with the times lul
2016-11-15 15:49
i have to miss half of the games , lol
2016-11-15 15:53
#77
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
Group A: 1. Na'vi 2. Astralis 3. G2/Immortals Group B: 1. SK 2. cloud9 3. NiP
2016-11-15 15:56
04:00 Grand finals NICE ONE ESL
2016-11-15 15:57
srsly ? they fucked it up so i need to go to school on monday and i cant even enjoy the finals well done
2016-11-15 15:59
its esl what do you expect ?
2016-11-15 16:00
yeah! fuck having tournaments anywhere other than where you live!
2016-11-15 19:17
#79
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North America stooloveu 
ez for NiP
2016-11-15 15:57
#81
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
GG for C9 SK NIP and Navi G2 Immortals
2016-11-15 16:00
nip navi final eu needs to stop crying about the times
2016-11-15 16:01
stfu bitch , why make tournaments in usa if in two years , isis will bomb the shit out of you , go trump go
2016-11-15 16:02
finals start at 9pm for me, praise mr trump for he is a generous lord
2016-11-15 16:08
well at least twitch chat wont be as cancerous with only a couple dozen viewers
2016-11-15 17:52
#86
flusha | 
Sweden moxxy 
NaVi x Liquid = Navi Immortals x Tyloo = Immortals Astralis x G2 = Astralis NaVi x Tyloo = NaVi Immortals x G2 = G2 Astralis x Liquid = Astralis NaVi x Astralis = Navi Tyloo x G2 = G2 Immortals x Liquid = Immortals NaVi x G2 = NaVi Tyloo x Liquid = Tyloo Immortals x Astralis = Astralis NaVi x Immortals = NaVi Astralis x Tyloo = Astralis Liquid x G2 = G2
2016-11-15 16:08
#88
suNny | 
Argentina Sunnie 
C9, NiP! And a minimum bet on Tyloo!
2016-11-15 16:09
Add delays and final will be at 6 am XD
2016-11-15 16:09
lol,even heroic replace VP,Group B still much stronger than Group A, Navi tier1,Ass,G2 tier2 Liquid,Immortal,Tyloo tier 3 team Nip,SK,C9 tier 1,Faze,mou tier 2,Heroic tier 3 FUCK LOGIC
2016-11-15 16:11
navi is tier 2
2016-11-15 21:03
What the fuck are these times? Why dont they just start at 14-16 o clock and end at like 23 o clock and make more days out of it etc
2016-11-15 16:14
juliano Kreygasm
2016-11-15 16:16
#94
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Russia skipster 
Natus Vincere!!!
2016-11-15 16:21
#95
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Faroe Islands _shubaN 
ez for C9
2016-11-15 16:21
Recent events have had so less viewership because of NA timings...the trend continues....NO VP , means even more reason for me to get some sleep rather than watch cs from 12 am to 8 am.
2016-11-15 16:25
#98
shox | 
Russia StayAway 
NA time
2016-11-15 16:28
#100
Finland :XD 
DAZED PogChamp
2016-11-15 16:30
#103
byali | 
Poland vezz. 
You say the groups are unfair, but Immortals just beat C9 and astralis beat SK. The one thing I'd love is to see OpTic instead of Heroic here.
2016-11-15 16:35
Cloud9 got a hard group
2016-11-15 16:41
they'll lose to every team in their group except heroic.
2016-11-15 16:43
Everyone always says that, but then they pull it off. Depends what form they are in. They pretty much destroyed everyone at ESL pro league.
2016-11-15 16:44
yeah even though the first map was close they violated Sk on the other 2 maps
2016-11-15 16:56
What are you on m8? Group SK > C9 (but c9 can upset as they've done b4) NIP < C9 (what has nip w/ pyth done in last 3 mont) Mouse < C9 Herioc < C9
2016-11-15 17:26
Oh, I'm just saying it could be hard with some upsets at hand. I think cloud9 could do it and I hope they do! Imagining Cloud9 in playoffs full of Americans XD
2016-11-15 17:58
what has nip done with pyth? nothing since he has been injured. thats like me saying what has c9 done with fallen the past 4 years.
2016-11-15 18:09
That's the point, they haven't practiced much with him. Idiotic CIS
2016-11-15 19:19
No, you made it sound what have they achieved. Not what have they practiced with him. you're a fucking yank.
2016-11-15 19:26
Can't even read the right username Classic non yank
2016-11-16 21:58
DaZeD :DDD
2016-11-15 16:44
grand finale at 03:00 fuck u esl
2016-11-15 16:44
Seems like a good event but the grind final at 03.00 at a sunday... cmon
2016-11-15 16:47
Cloud9 again having almost same opponents and similar schedule. FaZe is very annoying tho
2016-11-15 16:53
i love how c9 is always put in the hardest groups
2016-11-15 16:55
#113
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Brazil houghzinhu 
GO IMT AND SK GAMING <3
2016-11-15 16:56
no godsent wtf
2016-11-15 17:03
#116
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China 322_csgo 
China number one
2016-11-15 17:05
#119
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Spain akproxx 
fuck NA TOURNAMENTS :D i will watch 0 matches
2016-11-15 17:10
Championship without fnatic, godsent, vp and dignitas what can you expect?
2016-11-15 17:22
Fnatic isn't even top 10 they haven't proved shit, godsent isn't top 10 they havent proved shit. dig are top 6 vp are top 1.
2016-11-15 17:27
ez for sk
2016-11-15 17:32
#127
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Bulgaria vsk47 
So many games in so little time. 12 matches per day...yeah and AGAIN THAT BULLSHIT grand finals after semis.....Remember ESL NEW YORK?
2016-11-15 17:28
No VP, no Dignitas, no Fnatic. Should be an easy one for SK.
2016-11-15 17:29
#129
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Faroe Islands LIVING_MEME 
Finally OJ Borg is back <3
2016-11-15 17:31
Nip without maikelele is a waste of time :(
2016-11-15 17:38
why are shitty female teams playing at Oakland?? edit: BO5 finals but why the actual fuck are they on the same day as the semi-finals... absolutely terrible for the players. if the BO5 finals were a day after the semis I'd love this format
2016-11-15 17:47
#134
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Brazil XEMBAO 
tournaments on NA timezone <3
2016-11-15 17:49
WHO GIVES A SHIT ABOUT BRAZIL
2016-11-15 19:56
#181
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Brazil XEMBAO 
NA = north america, dumb
2016-11-15 20:37
#135
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Norway sAvageOG 
aaay karrigan playing for Astralis and FaZe :D
2016-11-15 17:50
no vp - no party
2016-11-15 18:09
#144
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United States BodisonCZ 
Ez Pz CLG Red
2016-11-15 18:15
Finally a ez group for G2. Thanks to NA timezone.
2016-11-15 18:27
bo5 final is nice but not in the middle of the night on a monday (for EU). They need to start playing the semis on the saturday or something, this way they will only lose viewers. It sucks bad for the players as well, especially the ones that just had a 3 hour semi rally...
2016-11-15 18:29
#150
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Netherlands isbleeding 
Curious for how much cringe Dazed will deliver. Too bad Thorin isn't there to help xD
2016-11-15 18:32
why never start day earlier or something.. some of us have a job, would be awesome if finals were on saturdays
2016-11-15 18:36
EZ for OJ borg
2016-11-15 18:37
#153
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France Dov 
why is liquid even on this lan
2016-11-15 18:39
shitty event the hours are fucked with delays of course
2016-11-15 19:00
Semi bo3 and finals bo5 in the same day? lol
2016-11-15 19:09
Where are thorins?
2016-11-15 19:11
BO5 seems good on paper to really hammer out which team is better, but it just doesn't work logistically, especially if you're playing a BO3 earlier in the day. You're talking potentially 8 hours of nerve wracking CS. That takes a toll on players.
2016-11-15 19:14
garbage time zone in california. RIP EU viewers except for the first bo1's of the day
2016-11-15 19:16
And ruining it again with the schedule... Why do they have to do this, in EU at least they are starting at 9:00 or 10:00am CET and here you start at 11:00am in your timezone... This is so sad seriously...!
2016-11-15 19:33
quit complaining, Aussies have to stay up til 5am for every ECS or ELEAGUE match lmao
2016-11-15 20:09
nobody cares about ausTRIALia
2016-11-15 20:27
#165
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Brazil hugoooo 
Awesome timezone: From 16:30 to 00:00. More tournaments in 'Murica pls.
2016-11-15 19:40
#166
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
ez for Brazil. DH Austin all over again. SK vs Immortals in the finals incoming
2016-11-15 19:45
21:00 Grand finals BO3 I thought it was bo5
2016-11-15 19:48
#168
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Europe Predatorino 
Group B >>>> Group A Group A is full of lost hopes and dreams and teams that are supposed to be good but fail to prove it or have bot Smithzz and B has C9 SK and NIP
2016-11-15 19:52
#169
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Europe Predatorino 
and also gg no sleep this week
2016-11-15 19:53
#170
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Ukraine Ch1caqO 
ez for FaZe Clan
2016-11-15 19:54
na times are the best :)
2016-11-15 20:02
OK, seems like the BO5 was a typo? That makes more sense now.
2016-11-15 20:10
They should start games at 1AM to cater to EU and NA
2016-11-15 20:26
sick
2016-11-15 20:29
NICE ESL WTF THINK ABOUT EU VIEWERS???
2016-11-15 20:38
#184
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France StickyRice 
Round Robin is the best format for group stage (with Swiss as well), schedule isn't amazing for EU though.
2016-11-15 20:50
LOL, enjoy your terrible view numbers. 03:00 final, fucking retards. EU viewers can honestly just skip the entire tournament.
2016-11-15 20:52
shame flusha bailed, i would have liked to BART across the bay and punch him in the dick
2016-11-15 21:00
binge-watching great cs with some beer and pizza. god I love this.
2016-11-15 21:03
#192
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Brazil houghzinhu 
SK > IMT > ALL.. Have fun!!! =)
2016-11-15 21:14
That logic of having a day-off on Fridays and timetables that only allows Americans to watch. Then they say "CS viewership is going too low" lol
2016-11-15 21:24
DaZeD :o hoping for a reference to Hiko's sister in first game
2016-11-15 21:25
Cloud9 will beat all but SK.
2016-11-15 21:33
#198
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Greece atlantic1337 
SK SK
2016-11-15 21:37
#199
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Serbia R4ngO 
no ddk :////
2016-11-15 21:43
#200
suNny | 
Argentina Sunnie 
#200!!
2016-11-15 21:55
#203
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Let's go BRAZIL! Immortals and SK! We can do it! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! <3 Kreygasm
2016-11-15 22:26
#204
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Portugal maguire 
ez for lebron
2016-11-15 22:49
final 4am 4Head but gl everyone
2016-11-16 00:12
why no GOTV ip for the event ??
2016-11-16 07:47
gl chingchong
2016-11-16 08:17
#213
mixwell | 
Spain m4t4 
friday day off is a mistake
2016-11-16 09:54
go SK!
2016-11-16 14:24
#218
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Brazil Upmind 
@School watching CS, RIP ME
2016-11-16 14:27
#219
byali | 
Poland vezz. 
It doesn't mention the fact that metuz and adreN are casting.
2016-11-16 14:59
I don't understand, is this. The team that gets 3 points before anyone else (3-0) get to the semis, the teams that get 3 points but one or 2 losses will play the round of 6, and the team that get 3 losses are out?
2016-11-16 15:04
Grand final won't be bo5 though
2016-11-16 15:45
bo3
2016-11-16 16:28
#225
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Brazil wesleydillan 
sk vs imt - Grand Final sk wins
2016-11-16 16:31
Nip win
2016-11-16 16:45
when does the preshow start? why is this never mentioned -.-
2016-11-16 16:58
no fnatic = no fun
2016-11-17 03:49
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