IEM Oakland preview

LucasAM
November 16th, 2016 05:08

The Battle of the Bay is set to start as IEM Oakland will kick-off tomorrow with 12 teams fighting for their share of the $300,000 prize pool. Here is the preview for the event, which will take place in the Golden State between tomorrow and Sunday.

Not far from last year’s IEM stop in San Jose, the chosen venue this time around is the home of the Golden State Warriors, the Oracle Arena, in the city of Oakland on San Francisco’s East Bay.

Our modern day forty-niners will carry mouse, keyboard, and pad instead of axe, shovel, and pan as they fight for the bulk of $300,000 in Northern California. Starting with two days of round-robin group stages, six teams will move on to the playoffs. The second and third finishers in each group will play a quarterfinal on Saturday while the two group winners will take BYEs and move on straight to Sunday’s semifinals.

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

With one top 5 and two top 10 teams missing due to ELEAGUE and Virtus.pro deciding not to fly out citing a busy schedule, IEM Oakland has ended up with an amalgam of teams spanning the whole range of our top 20 ranking—from some of the best teams in the world to teams fallen out of grace, passing through up-and-comers and a few stragglers.

*all player ratings are from the past 3 months on LAN

Group A

CIS Natus Vincere (#4)    

Age Rating
Ukraine Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev 19 1.22
Russia Egor "flamie" Vasilyev 19 1.01
Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács 25 0.99
Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev 28 0.93
Russia Denis "seized" Kostin 22 0.89

Natus Vincere are the highest ranked team in Group A and the favorites to make it straight to the semifinals. Despite having shown some irregular up-and-down performances over the past months, the CIS side has proven it can go all the way. For those more superstitious, Natus Vincere’s core won IEM San Jose last year and this same lineup won ESL One New York just over a month ago, making ESL events in North America some of their most fruitful.

Natus Vincere come into Oakland with the strange feeling of having been knocked out of ELEAGUE Season 2 early, but it has to be noted that they lost to none other than the world’s best ranked team at the moment, SK. Natus Vincere have had a bumpy road since s1mple came on, with two group stage exits (SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 and ELEAGUE Season 2), the aforementioned victory in New York, and a 3-4 place finish at EPICENTER: Moscow.

While the team has been struggling to find their form, Natus Vincere have hands down the biggest potential out of any of the teams in Group A, and it is hard to see them not being able to pull their weight on the way to the playoffs, and quite possibly with a quarterfinal BYE.

France G2 (#6)    

Age Rating
France Richard "shox" Papillon 24 1.13
Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom 22 1.10
France Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro 19 0.97
France Cédric "RpK" Guipouy 27 0.93
France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux 27 0.86

G2 are coming out of a disappointing second place finish at Northern Arena. While a second place is not the best possible outcome, being a finalist is usually deemed a good result. This time, however, seeing as Northern Arena didn’t have much top tier competition and G2 were the favored side against OpTic in the final, it is safe to say the French squad aren’t going through their best moment.

They do seem to be doing well enough and have been steady enough to hold their own in the early rounds of the tournament, especially against equally shaky opposition, but they don’t seem to be doing the same damage they did when they won ECS's first season in London.

An early exit at ELEAGUE Season 2 after losing three maps to NiP doesn’t do much for their case, either. G2 have shown they can have the grit to play at the top level when both its superstars, shox and ScreaM, are playing well—meaning they should have enough chances to shine in getting out of groups—but may run into some trouble when the whole team needs to step up against stiffer opposition (especially in a series) as they go deeper into the tournament.

United States Liquid (#11)    

Age Rating
United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski 19 1.20
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche 21 0.95
United States Nick "nitr0" Cannella 21 0.92
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin 26 0.88
United States Josh "jdm64" Marzano 26 0.88

Liquid still hold on to a decent rank, but could be categorized as possible dark horse at this point. They started their season very decently getting a 3-4 place finish at ESL One New York, but have been in a downward spiral ever since with a group stage exit at the Pro League finals in Brazil, and another group stage exit after losing the decider match IEM Oakland group rivals G2 at Northern Arena in Montreal.

With morale likely at an all-time low and with no real solution to the in-game leader situation, Liquid actually seem to have been one of the hardest hit teams by Valve’s coaching decision. Having let go of Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu, Liquid now rely on outlying factors to get them through the night, like EliGE going off and winning them maps.


How long will the horse continue to bleed in the rankings?

That, however, is no solution to Liquid’s pressing identity issues or something that will get them out of the hole in the long term. Perhaps the inclusion of Wilton "zews" Prado will help the team get back on track, and it could well be exactly what they need, but it may also still be too soon to see real change.

With Liquid still trying to adjust to life after s1mple, the American-Danish side will have to show a lot of character if they want to get out of the group stage at IEM Oakland, and with the looming threat of a revamped Astralis or the Brazilian squad of Immortals looking to draw some more North American blood, Liquid may possibly have to face another early exit unless they have an ace up their sleeve.

Brazil Immortals (#13)    

Age Rating
Brazil Henrique "HEN1" Teles 21 1.12
Brazil Ricardo "boltz" Prass 19 1.11
Brazil João "felps" Vasconcellos 19 1.02
Brazil Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles 21 0.99
Brazil Lucas "steel" Lopes 22 0.97

Immortals are another one of those teams on a rollercoaster, but overall they can be taken as a success story despite several spurts of instability—including several players and a coach being sacked—and what seems like an ongoing hotheadedness that can easily be attributed to the team’s extreme youth (the team’s age averages in at 20,4 years with the inclusion of steel).

Under zews’ leadership, Immortals won the first tournament in North America coming out of the off-season at Northern Arena in Toronto. That came after a big win late in last season at DreamHack Summer while still with Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves, right after the team changed peacemaker for their current coach, Rafael "zakk" Fernandes.

Immortals’ initial honeymoon period with zews came to an end as the good online results didn’t translate to good LAN results and the team bombed out of groups in both ELEAGUE Season 2 and perhaps more painfully at the Pro League finals on home soil.

Coming back to the present, the Brazilian squad is heading into IEM Oakland with a big win at the iBP Masters final over the red hot Cloud9 team who have been captivating the hearts of the North American audience. While it will surely be a boost to Immortals’ confidence, the iBP Masters itself is a bit of a mirage as Immortals only needed to win two best-of-ones to get into the final—in which both teams were already qualified for Oakland—, and therefore their tournament run wasn’t one full of tribulations ending in an intense climax. That, however, doesn’t mean that if Immortals can find a groove with steel leading in California they couldn’t very well find a way to sneak into the playoffs. It seems with them nothing is really written in stone.

The player to watch here will be felps, who was absolutely astounding at the iBP Masters final, and then put the cherry on top dropping a highlight reel worthy all headshot deagle ace online against Luminosity yesterday that has been making the rounds on twitter and reddit.

Denmark Astralis (#15)    

Age Rating
Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz 21 1.21
Denmark Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander 21 1.08
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth 21 1.03
Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye 18 1.02
Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen 23 1.01

Astralis have been a team completely marred and consumed by problems—many of their own making—since their fall from grace. The Danes are, like Envy, a team that couldn’t adapt to the times as Counter Strike changed around them, or perhaps just a young Icarian team that needs a taste of the depressive-low before the pendulum can swing back to the ecstatic-high.

Now, gla1ve has come on to lead the team in Finn "karrigan" Andersen’s stead and if the team can hit their stride a new era could unfold. After all, it was removing Henrik "FeTiSh" Christensen for karrigan that launched Astralis into the elite club in the first place, perhaps another change in leadership could catapult the Danes back into that group.


And so the slow climb back to the top begins

Their first test with the new lineup came at ELEAGUE last weekend, where Astralis beat ALTERNATE aTTaX and more impressively SK to secure a spot in the playoffs. The most important task for Astralis in Oakland will be to get out of groups and show they still have what it takes to be a top tier contender, if not winning a series at least being able to keep face on their way out.

After watching their ELEAGUE matches, the keys to the new lineup’s success will lie—other than in the leadership—in Kjaerbye’s explosive early round play and device being able to find his top form consistently during the round robin. Astralis are a team many people aren’t quite sure what to make of, but similarly to Envy, this ghost of its former self could be finding its old shell once again. Oakland will be an important test in the road to the Major for Astralis, and that extra motivation could be just enough to put them through the groups.

China TYLOO (#18)    

Age Rating
China Hui "DD" Wu 22 1.19
China Ke "captainMo" Liu 27 1.15
China HaoWen "somebody" Xu 21 1.11
China YuLun "Summer" Cai 19 1.09
China YuanZhang "AttackeR" Sheng 19 1.06

If this were six months ago, I would maybe say TYLOO could pull some upsets from teams not knowing what to expect, making the group even messier. Now, though, the Chinese team have shown they don’t quite have what it takes yet to compete at the top level. 

TYLOO have been bootcamping in Europe and North America, getting some time to scrim against Western opposition in a bid to move away from the simple-strat high-sens nutty-aim based style they displayed earlier in the year, taking a series against SK and maps off the likes of Natus Vincere and Liquid. This shift hasn’t really panned out, though, as TYLOO scraped through the iBP Masters by the skin of their teeth beating a mediocre Echo Fox 2-1, with both of their maps won by 16-14. For the team to be effective, Summer will have to go the extra mile and work to fulfill his star player potential while the team figures out how they want to play.

The Chinese team seem to not be in top form at home, either, as even there they have dropped maps and series to teams like VG.CyberZen, who historically knelt to TYLOO’s regional dominance. Trying to learn new ways, TYLOO will just have to keep on keepin’ on, but it’s going to take some time before they can find and hone their style. 

Group B

Brazil SK (#1)    

Age Rating
Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David 22 1.13
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo 25 1.09
Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga 25 0.99
Brazil Epitacio "TACO" de Melo 21 0.97
Brazil Lincoln "fnx" Lau 26 0.97

The top team to take Group B is SK. They have proven that even at their lowest they are a team that can take on anyone, and while they haven’t been as dominant as we have become accustomed to since their rise to prominence, SK still have solid results this season (two semi-final finishes at ESL One New York and EPICENTER: Moscow, and a bitter second place at the Pro League finals in Brazil) despite a tournament victory having proven elusive to date.


Now would be a good time for SK to start winning again

For instance, SK fell to Astralis in the ELEAGUE Group C winners’ match, but were able to rein it back in winning a series against a conceivably stronger opponent in the form of Natus Vincere for a spot in the playoffs. The round robin should fare quite well for SK, and saying they’re favorite to make it through directly to the semifinals isn’t much of a stretch. If they don’t show up, though, plenty of teams will be at the ready waiting to jump on that spot.

Late in the tournament will be when we’ll see if SK still have what it takes to lift the trophy or if they’ll hit another wall in the quarter or semifinals. At some point some team is bound to end the streak of different teams winning every big tournament, and SK is as good a contendender as any.

Cloud9 (#5)

Age Rating
United States Timothy "autimatic" Ta 20 1.18
United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert 26 1.09
United States Jake "Stewie2K" Yip 18 1.07
Canada Mike "shroud" Grzesiek 22 1.02
United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham 23 1.01

Cloud9 have somewhat become the pride of North America, winning the first big CS:GO tournament for the region after defeating the hometown favorites SK in Brazil. It was, however, a Brazilian team—this time Immortals—who took The North American team's heads out of the clouds and put their feet back on the ground by beating them in the iBP Masters final.

Since Cloud9 signed autimatic, Cloud9 have experienced a surge equal in both height and beauty to that of a bunhead leaping into a grand jeté. However, not all that shines is gold and Cloud9 will have a lot to prove in Oakland. They have already taken series’ off of SK and mousesports at the Pro League finals, sure, but now they will have to prove their shoes aren’t made of glass—a much harder task.

If shroud can keep showing up, Stewie2K keeps playing smart on both the micro and macro levels, and autimatic keeps displaying the level of play he has shown to be capable of, Cloud9 will be a serious contender to the title.

Sweden NiP (#7)

Age Rating
Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund 26 1.13
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg 28 1.04
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg 25 0.98
Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström 25 0.94
Sweden Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi 23 N/A

The last time we saw NiP on LAN they were knocking G2 out of ELEAGUE. Before that, they lost to SK in the semis of the Pro League finals. Before that, they were the unlucky last place in a four-way tie, and before that they won a tournament: SL i-League StarSeries Season 2. All of that, however, was with Mikail "Maikelele" Bill playing as the team’s dedicated AWPer. Now pyth will be back after a lengthy injury dating all the way back to the off-season.


How smooth will the re-transition to pyth go for the Ninjas?

If NiP will be able to maintain these somewhat good results with pyth back on the team remains to be seen. Before Maikelele’s tenure, NiP were going through some turmoil, bombing out of a Major for the first time and not playing up to snuff. With Cloud9 in great form and revamped teams like mousesports with Christian "loWel" Garcia Antoran and FaZe with karrigan, the Ninjas are going to have to bring their A game or they could be going home early, this time not due to bad luck in a poor system.

NiP’s biggest hope is to have f0rest and GeT_RiGhT in good form (f0rest was the MVP of StarSeries Season 2, while GeT_RiGhT was an EVP at both StarSeries and the Pro League finals) as they have been the ones to make the difference in NiP’s deeper runs.

Europe mousesports (#10)

Age Rating
Spain Christian "loWel" Garcia Antoran 19 1.19
Netherlands Chris "chrisJ" de Jong 26 1.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač 19 1.09
Germany Timo "Spiidi" Richter 21 1.00
Germany Denis "denis" Howell 22 0.88

The European combine of mousesports has become, after the inclusion of loWel, a team to be reckoned with. mousesports went from the 17th place in our ranking on October 17 to the 10th place as of today thanks to topping their group at ELEAGUE and making the semifinals of ESL’s Pro League where they lost to Cloud9, the eventual champions.

After the honeymoon period, now lies the real challenge for mousesports. Will they be able to handle the pressure of becoming consistently good? For that to happen, chrisJ—who has been a massive force with the AWP—will have to keep his peak form going, and loWel and NiKo will have to make up for the lack of firepower in the rest of the team. With a possibly unstable NiP, and if Cloud9 dip in form, mousesports could have a chance of scooping up a place in the playoffs if they play their cards right.

Europe FaZe (#14)

Age Rating
Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard 22 1.11
France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey 22 1.11
Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli 24 1.09
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup 20 1.04
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen 26 0.93

FaZe signed karrigan and instantly got out of groups for the first time since they’re FaZe. Immediately after that they bombed out of Pro League in groups and replaced Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad with kioShiMa. FaZe don’t seem like a team that have it all quite figured out yet, and while they still have their trademark excess firepower, I still don’t think they have what it takes to be an elite contender.

Things will have to go wrong for the rest of the fielded teams in Oakland for FaZe to be able to out-aim their way into the playoffs. I’m personally skeptical about karrigan’s abilities to rework the system in the short term—if at all—, but if I’m wrong and he can indeed give his team more traction à la karrigan replacing FeTiSh in dignitas, that would make one more team looking to steal a playoff spot.

Denmark Heroic (#19)

Age Rating
Denmark Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså 21 1.13
Denmark Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen 18 1.11
Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh 27 1.04
Denmark Michael "Friis" Jørgensen 27 0.96
Denmark Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer 26 0.88

Heroic were invited into IEM Oakland due to Virtus.pro renouncing their spot. The Danish team have been around quietly for a while now with some changes here and there. Losing Emil "Magisk" Reif to Dignitas was supposed to be a big blow, but at the time valde stepped up and made it less painful. Now it’s gla1ve to Astralis, leaving niko with big shoes to fill. Heroic have slowly been drained of talent, but at the same time have been able to maintain decent results such as topping their Northern Arena group.

While it feels IEM Oakland could be a bit too much for Heroic to handle, the group stage being best-of-ones could work in favor of the Danes as they did prove just last weekend that they can take maps off of the likes of Liquid and G2. If they can consistently do it in a six team round robin remains to be seen, and while chances are slim, stranger things have happened.


VP's substitute will have nothing to lose and everything to play for

With CS in a strange mid-season period during which teams are making changes and looking for solutions to problems ahead of the Major in January, tournament runs seem to be coming down to who can find a hot streak that will take them to victory more than what team can prove to be the most consistent. This means IEM Oakland has its favorites, like any tournament, but with best-of-one round robin groups we may be in for a surprise-filled ride, so make sure to check out the viewer’s guide to know when all the action will be going down in the Bay.

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Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
949
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.12
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
835
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
982
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
635
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
650
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Michael 'Friis' Jørgensen
Michael 'Friis' Jørgensen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
934
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1013
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1037
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
724
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
729
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
950
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
768
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
988
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
678
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1455
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
743
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
239
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1149
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
869
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1123
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1484
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1269
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1318
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1119
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
483
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1375
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
720
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1242
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
753
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
938
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
China Ke 'captainMo' Liu
Ke 'captainMo' Liu
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
697
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1316
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
704
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
847
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1371
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1166
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1019
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
755
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
121
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
894
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
804
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1065
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Brazil Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
94
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1446
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
912
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1281
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1145
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1291
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1389
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
684
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
995
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
China YuanZhang 'AttackeR' Sheng
YuanZhang 'AttackeR' Sheng
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
692
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1373
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
China Hui 'DD' Wu
Hui 'DD' Wu
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1433
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
China YuLun 'Summer' Cai
YuLun 'Summer' Cai
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
699
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1112
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
634
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
633
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1014
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
828
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
IEM gonna be sick for Tyloo
2016-11-15 22:59
ez ex-lgb kappa
2016-11-15 23:01
#35
 | 
Germany Bier 
No Thorin!!1! BibleThumb e: should be pretty ez for maussportarten
2016-11-15 23:05
#49
 | 
China KingFishQiu 
Really hope Tyloo can at least show something better than what they did in IBP Master. I believe they still have the potential and ability.
2016-11-15 23:31
I don't see them making it out of the groups but they can definitely create somewhat of an upset by beating one of the favourites in a bo1, making the whole group very scary
2016-11-16 01:09
#62
oskar | 
Czech Republic Maty97CZ 
Pls make the final BO7 so SK can blow 3-1 lead
2016-11-16 06:51
#68
 | 
United Kingdom XNL 
Let's not.
2016-11-16 10:39
Kappa
2016-11-16 19:16
#2
PERCY | 
Denmark percy 
truely hope heroic can do some dmg in the grps!
2016-11-15 22:59
im ashamed percy
2016-11-15 22:59
#20
PERCY | 
Denmark percy 
hahah how come :D?
2016-11-15 23:00
verified cannot first hunt!!!
2016-11-15 23:01
#28
PERCY | 
Denmark percy 
well i don't i was just reading another post and it popped up so WHY not xD
2016-11-15 23:01
#66
 | 
Brazil DileBani 
Yeah and yet you edited your post? Dumbfuck
2016-11-16 08:58
#74
PERCY | 
Denmark percy 
<3
2016-11-16 12:19
how dare you percy?
2016-11-15 23:00
#23
PERCY | 
Denmark percy 
I'm an idiot i deserved to be punished forgive me sir. :(
2016-11-15 23:00
xD
2016-11-15 23:04
atleast use an alt acc
2016-11-15 23:04
verified people cannot hunt 1st BANISH HIM!! lmfao
2016-11-15 23:36
shieet
2016-11-15 22:59
GL SK! Scroll ResidentSleeper
2016-11-15 22:59
1
2016-11-15 22:59
k['kl k
2016-11-15 22:59
nice one and ez for NiP this time
2016-11-15 23:08
nice ez 4 monkeys
2016-11-15 22:59
xD
2016-11-15 22:59
nice
2016-11-15 22:59
1
2016-11-15 22:59
#12
 | 
Slovakia tincaller 
cool
2016-11-15 22:59
#13
 | 
Norway deepZ82 
13
2016-11-15 22:59
ez c9
2016-11-15 22:59
#15
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
not today
2016-11-15 22:59
#16
Poland dups 
sad 4 vp :(((((((
2016-11-15 22:59
lets GO NAVI !!!!
2016-11-15 22:59
#24
 | 
Poland Marcines 
ez for heroic
2016-11-15 23:00
niko in heroic ?
2016-11-15 23:01
#30
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
Like to see niko of Heroic step up along with Friis T side please.
2016-11-15 23:02
#31
 | 
Poland zetq 
Heroic: Nikola "NiKo" Kova&#269; lol
2016-11-15 23:02
#33
 | 
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Let's go BRAZIL! We can do it We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! <3 Kreygasm
2016-11-15 23:04
Let's go BRAZIL! 3rd MAJOR will BE ours! We can do it! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! <3
2016-11-15 23:13
#36
 | 
United Kingdom kenconut 
you put the wrong nitro
2016-11-15 23:08
Smithzz 0.86 rating 4Head
2016-11-15 23:12
2016-11-15 23:14
Keylogger lost machinegun
2016-11-15 23:16
machinegun lost splyce
2016-11-15 23:16
SPLYCE lost davey
2016-11-15 23:17
splyce got adren&daps :L
2016-11-15 23:17
I hope so that's who I am predicting
2016-11-15 23:18
theres no one else to pick up that has experience so probably, or +jkaem&maikel
2016-11-15 23:19
People are saying dance and desi but I think not
2016-11-15 23:19
#45
steel | 
Macau V_M_P 
jesus the ratings on team liquid
2016-11-15 23:18
Look at that fluffy Pyth! Is so fluffy I'm gonna die!
2016-11-15 23:26
#50
FalleN | 
Poland ProJumz 
Immortals average age is 21.4, not 20.4
2016-11-15 23:33
#52
 | 
Australia JonoMate 
It is 20.4
2016-11-16 00:12
#53
mixwell | 
Spain m4t4 
group a is a bit joke compared to amazing group b. and virtus retired from it ayy lmao
2016-11-16 00:19
#54
 | 
Brazil beaviz1 
s1mple 1.22 rating? and coldzera 1.13? omg!!
2016-11-16 00:42
Ez 4 s1mple #FALLSK
2016-11-16 06:43
lol that NaVi ratings^^
2016-11-16 00:44
this shit something like a major sad theres no virtus pro :S
2016-11-16 01:08
#58
 | 
Brazil g1EM 
Ez for SK!
2016-11-16 01:31
Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux age 27 rating 0.86 0.86 lol
2016-11-16 05:07
Jdm 0.88 xD #runSKG
2016-11-16 08:01
At least he's consistent online xD. And this low rating is due to his poor performances over the last couple events, that aside, he is doing his job in Liquid, different from WhifhZz in G2.
2016-11-16 11:57
#63
 | 
Denmark FeNoM_XD 
LIQUID LMAO WTF
2016-11-16 07:43
#65
cyx | 
Bangladesh Stoffi 
Everything can happen with these bo1 matches.
2016-11-16 08:15
WHERE IS VP?! OMG TIER 3 TEAMS
2016-11-16 09:22
Nicolai "device" Reedtz 1.21 Marcelo "coldzera" David 1.13 lel
2016-11-16 11:03
Coldzera 2 major, Device 0 LUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
2016-11-16 11:17
#71
 | 
Brazil mth^ 
Come on SK/IMT
2016-11-16 11:23
How the fuck is pyth 23 years old?
2016-11-16 11:28
#75
 | 
Luxembourg alex24 
low tier event
2016-11-16 12:55
#76
coldzera | 
Brazil ToeX 
for all haters, that's rating is for only iem, and sk don't do a good last event.
2016-11-16 13:21
#77
 | 
Germany ToxlC 
Ez for hardcarry GODwell, AWP-God LanJ and Niko "JuaNiko" KoVAC
2016-11-16 15:19
Go Tyloo!!!Improve the team,its so lucky to play with the best teams of the world.
2016-11-16 15:45
#79
flusha | 
Lithuania jiffoe 
Astralis (#15)
2016-11-16 16:56
#80
Europe bueR 
Astralis shall establish themselves as top 7 this event.
2016-11-16 17:42
#82
 | 
Norway apx- 
FaZe don’t seem like a team that have it all quite figured out yet, and while they still have their trademark excess firepower, I still don’t think they have what it takes to be an elite contender.
2016-11-18 20:16
#83
 | 
Norway apx- 
I’m personally skeptical about karrigan’s abilities to rework the system in the short term—if at all—
2016-11-18 20:17
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