IEM Oakland playoffs preview

IEM Oakland playoffs will begin on Saturday with the quarter-finals, where Immortals face NiP and SK are up against G2, while Astralis and FaZe are waiting ahead in the semi-finals. Here is our preview of the playoffs.

Tomorrow will see the quarter-finals take place. G2 will take on SK in the first at 19:45, followed up by NiP and Immortals at approximately 23:35.

As Astralis and FaZe won their respective groups in the last two days, they have earned their place in the semi-finals, which will take place on Sunday.

In the following preview, we'll take a look at the two quarter-final matches, as well as the other two teams waiting in the semi-finals, to explore their journey to playoffs, some of the storylines and the teams' chances at advancing further.

* player ratings are from IEM Oakland's group stage

Quarter-finals

SK   G2
Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David 1.22   Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom 1.13
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo 1.08   France Richard "shox" Papillon 1.05
Brazil Epitacio "TACO" de Melo 1.06  vs.  France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux 0.94
Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga 1.00   France Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro 0.83
Brazil Lincoln "fnx" Lau 0.96   France Cédric "RpK" Guipouy 0.79

In Group A, G2 were strangely inconsistent, as they were the only ones to take a map off eventually first-placed Astralis, but also suffered a huge loss on Cobblestone to Immortals.

The usual suspects shox and ScreaM were their heavy-hitters in two of their victories, against TYLOO (a 16-3 blowout) and Liquid (an overtime battle on Nuke). However, in the the Astralis win, it was SmithZz who carried the team, and overall pulled his own weight in the other two triumphs.

Currently ranked number one in the world, SK weren't very impressive in their group either, mostly due to their awful start which saw them losing Cobblestone narrowly to Heroic.

The Brazilians still finished the group with a 3-2 record, losing to FaZe while passing Cloud9, mousesports and finally NiP quite comfortably.


coldzera continued to put up good numbers consistently

coldzera was the team's rock as usual, putting up positive ratings in each match, while the other players each had their good moments at different times.

Since G2's summer run where they had a few great series with SK, their Train fell off while the Brazilians became almost untouchable on it. That will immediately put the French-speaking team on the back foot as it did at EPICENTER: Moscow, where they could only wave their goodbyes and watch SK choo-choo away as they got decimated 16-0. In the same series shox's squad were able to win Dust2, their best map and one that should get picked again, although FalleN and company seem to be more confident on it now.

As for the last map, it could go either way between the remaining three (Nuke, Overpass, Cobblestone). G2 played all three in the group stage and saw the most success on Nuke, which will likely result in SK getting rid of that map. That will leave G2 with a choice between Overpass and Cobblestone. After losing the latter at EPICENTER, this time G2 might opt for the former, especially due to the Immortals blowout on Cobble in groups.

The chances are definitely in the Brazilians' favor here. Train is a given (unless G2 surprise and take their chances on Mirage, which they never play), Dust2 is solid for both and SK are great on Overpass. I'd only give G2 a solid chance in the series if SK were to leave Nuke in for the last map for whatever reason.

Immortals   NiP
Brazil Ricardo "boltz" Prass 1.25   Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg 1.03
Brazil Henrique "HEN1" Teles 1.23   Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström 0.98
Brazil Lucas "steel" Lopes 0.99  vs.  Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg 0.97
Brazil João "felps" Vasconcellos 0.99   Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund 0.93
Brazil Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles 0.92   Sweden Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi 0.82

Changing Wilton "zews" Prado for steel, Immortals went on to take first at Oakland's qualifier, iBUYPOWER Masters. At the main event, the Brazilian number two continued to surprise, defeating everyone but Astralis in mostly close encounters, aside from a 16-4 victory against G2.

boltz and HEN1 both played amazingly, while the other players chimed in every now and again with good showings. That includes steel who wasn't nearly as prominent at iBUYPOWER Masters.

NiP's debut after pyth's return to the team went quite well all things considered, as they defeated all three teams who eventually finished at the bottom, mousesports, Cloud9 and Heroic. However, their two losses to FaZe (Overpass) and SK (Cobblestone) raised red flags, as NiP could barely contest either team.


boltz and hen1 are players to watch in this quarter-final

While GeT_RiGhT's form had been great prior to IEM, he fell off in Oakland, and pyth is definitely not at his 100% just yet after months of inactivity. As it has been for the past few months, NiP's wins came with more or less the entire team showing up to play, rather than a select few.

The Swedes will remove one of Immortals' go-to maps, Mirage, while Immortals' first ban should be Nuke. That leaves the Brazilians open to a Dust2 pick from the Swedes. However, IMT showed accomplishment on it in the overtime battle with Astralis and that might sway NiP another way, such as Overpass. It's hard to say where Immortals will go with the rest of the veto process as they've just changed in-game leaders and now prefer different maps, though their Cache has been great in the last week and will be their most likely pick.

If Immortals keep up the pace and play as well as they have individually, the match-up will be quite hard for NiP, who will have a tough time assessing their opponents' true level on each map. Based on the teams' showing in groups, I'd give the win to the Brazilians, but all bets are off if GeT_RiGhT comes back to his form at the previous events.

Semi-finals

Astralis
Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz 1.42
Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye 1.11
Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen   1.10
Denmark Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander 1.08
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth 1.03

At their second event with gla1ve, Astralis have looked amazing after their initial loss to G2 on Nuke. Three of their four wins were quite confident, while in the last one they had to defeat Immortals in overtime on Dust2.

device finished the group stage with an astounding 1.42 rating and never dipped below 1.00, and the rest of the team played very well too; no one lagged behind too much in their victories.

If we were to get an Astralis-G2 semi-final, it would be their first series in over nine months. The other possibility is also quite a rare one, as we have to look back to May (Pro League S3 Finals) to find the last best-of-three between SK and Astralis.


The new Astralis have been great in BO1's, let's see how they'll fare in a series

Despite the loss in groups, Astralis would surely prefer to play G2, who are simply not as sturdy as SK. However, the match-up with the Brazilians would not be a bad one for the Danes and it's the one I'm rooting for. Here's why:

The first vetoes would remove one of SK's favourite maps, Cobblestone, but not a great map for Astralis (Cache). SK won't pick Nuke, which Astralis just played for the first time on LAN, and other than that all maps should be good enough for both teams. You have to give FalleN and company an edge on Train, but Astralis are competent enough on it to at least give the Brazilians a run for their money. Overpass, Dust2 and Mirage could go either way, which should give us a great semi-final. 

FaZe
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup 1.31
France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey 1.24
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen   1.19
Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard 1.19
Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli 1.13

The Astralis roster change has worked well for all involved it seems, as karrigan unlocked a new level of FaZe, who have been looking better than ever in the group stage at IEM Oakland.

The European mixture clinched first place in their group, winning all of their matches, three of which in commanding fashion. Similarly to Astralis, no one ever put up a significantly bad performance, all of them played great overall.

FaZe played four different maps on their way to semi-finals, which would normally suggest they have a good map pool. However, when all of your players are on form, it becomes less important to pick the right maps against the right opponent. karrigan still did very well in the vetoes, altering his bans depending on the opponents' strengths.


karrigan unlocked a new level of FaZe 

With that in mind, the most likely maps in NiP's case will be Nuke, Train/Overpass and Dust2. That looks very good for FaZe, as they showed some strength on Nuke while NiP have only recently started playing Train again. 

The other possibility should come down to Dust2 and Cache, with the last one going anywhere between Overpass, Train and Mirage. Their only encounter in these lineups was at iBUYPOWER on Cache, which came down to overtime. It's hard to look at ELEAGUE results and take anything away from them, as both lineups have since changed and as mentioned above, Immortals prefer different maps now.

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Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1053
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1222
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
969
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
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:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1554
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1301
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
142
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1559
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1601
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1211
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1284
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
734
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1609
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1131
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1382
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1509
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1225
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
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:
1119
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
760
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:
777
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
762
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1384
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1139
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
939
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
#1
Czech Republic Yaaa 
Favelas ftw
2016-11-18 19:57
#21
 | 
France Revitalize 
l
2016-11-18 19:57
rip viewership,nice times for EU!
2016-11-19 15:53
#127
 | 
France Revitalize 
dude this is the max they can do. 9h hours between San Fransisco and Europe West. They can't play at 7:AM too...
2016-11-19 17:35
they can
2016-11-19 23:01
#36
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Finland ginbay 
Fazeup
2016-11-18 20:06
#FaZeUp
2016-11-19 15:16
#2
 | 
Lithuania Tomekas85 
GL G2
2016-11-18 19:57
EZ G2 and NIP to finals
2016-11-18 19:57
nice baguette
2016-11-18 21:46
#78
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
nt fakefag
2016-11-18 21:51
ez imt and sk
2016-11-18 21:57
Nip and G2 might upset :D
2016-11-19 15:28
noicee
2016-11-18 19:57
#5
twice | 
Korea Tzuyu 
Nice guys
2016-11-18 19:57
#6
 | 
Israel Netanyahu 
Nice
2016-11-18 19:57
#7
bubble | 
Germany webaxebg 
nice
2016-11-18 19:57
xd
2016-11-18 19:57
1
2016-11-18 19:57
nice
2016-11-18 19:57
d
2016-11-18 19:57
#13
arT | 
Lithuania SiK_ 
You guys are fast
2016-11-18 19:57
1
2016-11-18 19:57
No USA team Feelsbadman
2016-11-18 19:57
#44
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
G2 isn't speaking German because of America so they count.
2016-11-18 20:22
haha
2016-11-18 22:57
Get education, you didnt do alot of shit in WW2 so stop with your bullshit
2016-11-19 10:31
#130
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
Sorry, can't hear you over the sound of our billion dollar bombers
2016-11-19 18:09
#128
 | 
Finland Acoz 
Read some history.
2016-11-19 17:37
k
2016-11-18 19:57
#17
 | 
Czech Republic DJachym 
nice
2016-11-18 19:57
#18
rain | 
CIS riNxx 
I really hope that faze will win this event!
2016-11-18 19:58
:)
2016-11-18 19:57
FaZeUp
2016-11-18 19:57
k
2016-11-18 19:57
device will dominate like usual
2016-11-18 19:57
#24
 | 
Sweden lagcats 
Nice, gj Striker!
2016-11-18 19:57
#25
 | 
Brazil prkz0r 
Brazilian finals incoming #runSKG #runIMT
2016-11-18 19:57
#26
 | 
World rainsje 
FaZeUp!!!!!!!!!!!!!2728#;*7#(@!*!(@(@!@;#;$;"!,?
2016-11-18 19:58
#28
 | 
North America Aboot 
Holy shit everyone on faze has a rating above 1.13
2016-11-18 19:59
FaZe is weird team. Many of their players have above 1.0 rating in most of their recent tournaments. The thing is that many of them hit ratings of 0.5-1.5 during the tournament and quite often mixed between games. This tournament has been the first one, where at least 3 of them have been on server on each game, hitting over 1.0 rating. Time will tell is this a new trend, or just due to the group stage being on single day and all of them being on good form on that day.
2016-11-18 20:34
#29
 | 
Ukraine Ch1caqO 
ez for FaZe Clan
2016-11-18 19:59
#30
Czech Republic Ddpc 
#DDPC#FAZEPYČO#LUCAS#HEN1#FAZEVSIMMORTAS
2016-11-18 19:59
#31
 | 
Brazil mth^ 
Faze players' Rating are unreal
2016-11-18 20:01
cs is at its peak ...we have never seen the competition to be so fierce ...so many teams can win !!!! anybody can beat anybody ,,,, amazing cs !!!!!!
2016-11-18 20:03
device top1 right now. MVP/EVp 100%
2016-11-18 20:05
A Astralis-FaZe Semi Final wouldve been nice just to see if its astralis that chocke in Semis or karrigans leadership
2016-11-18 20:06
Is better right now, astralis and karrigans leadership can choke both in semis.
2016-11-18 21:48
Would be a Goood Game to create Memes
2016-11-18 22:25
If both choke in semis again, this gonna be a meme for sure.
2016-12-01 07:40
we have another chance to see both, chokes in semis again :P
2016-12-02 02:02
But again in different Semis FFS Both should meet in a semi
2016-12-02 06:49
well at least is karrigansemichokegod right now.
2016-12-08 18:08
Hope for nip vs sk grand final
2016-11-18 20:06
#37
Portugal jO7A 
'Despite the loss in groups, Astralis would surely prefer to play G2, who are simply not as sturdy as SK.' I don't think so. Tbh if G2 eliminates SK, they beat Astralis quite easily thanks to their map-pool.
2016-11-18 20:07
Astralis has a bigger map pool. why tf are they banning cache tho??? they beat fnatic and NiP on it. on StarLadder they have beaten NiP 16-7, NiP = Team that has destroyed G2 on cache. also Mirage and Train + maybe Overpass>G2
2016-11-18 20:20
name checks out
2016-11-18 20:25
I said that my nick is a joke long time ago, nt tho botskar
2016-11-19 06:22
#47
Portugal jO7A 
G2 always ban mirage,so they will not play mirage. G2 is the best team in cache and d2 and they can play nuke as well.
2016-11-18 20:26
#38
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Finland ginbay 
gl faze
2016-11-18 20:08
device 1.42 expected from such a strong impact player also surprisingly bad tournament from felps yet
2016-11-18 20:10
+1 for one of the bestest hltv users <3
2016-11-18 20:23
ez for astralis incoming #1 team in the world <3 device #1 player 2017 glaive best igl
2016-11-18 20:14
NT
2016-11-18 20:16
FazeUP bebes
2016-11-18 20:19
maybe a bronzilian final
2016-11-18 20:27
I hope we get Astralis vs. FaZe final. It would be nice to see either one of them to finally win, and also that clash of Astralis vs. Karrigan would make it really funny, how ever it would end.
2016-11-18 20:37
Sorry for breaking it down for you, but you won't get either...
2016-11-19 07:58
#51
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Sweden pontus767 
immortals win?
2016-11-18 20:38
Sk vs imt &#128147;&#128147;&#128147;
2016-11-18 20:42
#54
Zajda | 
Europe Zajda 
Immortals to beat NiP :D Top predict in 2016
2016-11-18 20:43
SK easy road to final....Brazilian final incoming
2016-11-18 20:51
lmfao. immortals beating faze in a bo3? i guess trump's president, so anything's possible
2016-11-18 20:55
#95
 | 
Brazil SuperAfim 
IMT already won NaVi, NiP, VP, G2, SK... Who's FaZe near of any of those teams...
2016-11-19 01:54
#134
rain | 
Norway Dezend 
Navi got rekt in group, so they're bad. FaZe beat NiP and SK in the group stage of THIS tournament. Nt neymar
2016-11-19 19:35
gl ast
2016-11-18 20:52
pyth 0.82 rating. Maikelele was a problem.
2016-11-18 20:53
I think it's incredible that they made it thru the groups with those ratings.
2016-11-18 20:57
yep, only one person with 1.00+ rating
2016-11-18 21:23
Makes me think that if they show up tomorrow with their usual ability they'll challenge all the teams
2016-11-18 21:30
Definitely a match to watch
2016-11-18 22:02
Am I the only one actually suspecting that we might see an all brazilian final?
2016-11-18 21:00
too
2016-11-18 21:29
No way IMT could beat both Nip and Faze.
2016-11-18 21:30
IMT x SK :final IMT win the tournment
2016-11-18 21:06
#64
koosta | 
United States kooster 
Nah, SK is going to crush IMT.
2016-11-18 21:07
Maybe, but now, the most prepared team to face SK is IMT. Steel know so much about the game.
2016-11-18 21:28
#71
koosta | 
United States kooster 
As long as it's a non-European final, it's a win.
2016-11-18 21:29
Agree with u my friend.
2016-11-18 21:31
With a bit of luck it will gonna be all Eu semis.
2016-11-18 22:15
#105
 | 
Sweden Trkmag 
Keep on dreaming
2016-11-19 09:43
ez for FaZe. 16-12 against NiP and 16-13 against SK GOD ALLU GOD KIO GOD RAIN GOD AIZY GOD KARRIGAN?
2016-11-18 21:10
#115
 | 
Poland furleppe 
GOD SCARRIGAN
2016-11-19 12:18
taco 1.06 you mean 0.06 ?
2016-11-18 21:15
#117
 | 
Brazil Deodato 
taco played nuts till now
2016-11-19 13:21
"nuts"
2016-11-19 15:37
LET'S Go G2 ESPORTS <3
2016-11-18 21:23
SS on the edge of disperse.
2016-11-18 21:33
#79
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Finland NUCL3AR 
Faze g2 final
2016-11-18 21:51
Kappa?
2016-11-19 07:55
#102
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Finland NUCL3AR 
Nokappa
2016-11-19 08:49
Coldzera is the best...!
2016-11-18 21:58
SK 16-0---------16-0---------------------------------16-016-016-0 16-0-------16-0----------------------------------16-0---------16-0 16-0-----16-0-----------------------------------16-0-----------16-0 16-0-----16-0-16-0-------16-016-0-------16-0-------------16-0 16-0----16-0---16-0------16-016-0-------16-0-------------16-0 16-0----16-0----16-0-------------------------16-0------------16-0 16-0----16-0---16-0----------------------------16-0---------16-0 16-0-----16-0-16-0------------------------------16-016-016-0 G2
2016-11-18 22:10
why did they skip Friday and have the final on a Monday? Oracle arena scheduling conflicts??
2016-11-18 22:12
#86
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Brazil Kohzito 
Semi and final on Sunday. Change the timezone
2016-11-18 22:23
awesome
2016-11-18 22:33
#89
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Brazil hugoooo 
Imagine a BR final. Just imagine what HLTV would turn into.
2016-11-18 22:53
new anti-cheat is brokens :[
2016-11-19 18:34
G2 <3 all G2 fans i love you
2016-11-18 23:04
#92
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Denmark Dannaher 
i really wanna see astralis vs faze finals that could be so DOPE !
2016-11-19 00:20
Won't happen, danish friend
2016-11-19 07:54
#129
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Denmark Dannaher 
i hope it does brazilien friend :)
2016-11-19 18:02
#93
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Norway deepZ82 
Final : NiP vs SK 1-2 or 2-1
2016-11-19 01:13
If ratings are truly accurate then br teams win then they lose lol
2016-11-19 01:45
#118
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Brazil Deodato 
would be so disappointing if both teams passed through quarter finals but lose in semis
2016-11-19 13:24
Faze vs Astralis to grand final IEM Oakland 2016
2016-11-19 07:42
#101
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
-pyth +Maikelele PLS make it happen
2016-11-19 08:18
#103
Denmark dpy 
most probably NiP vs SK final; maybe faze instead of nip
2016-11-19 09:19
#104
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Sweden Trkmag 
NiP vs Astralis in final, then 2-1 Astralis
2016-11-19 09:42
#106
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Faroe Islands _shubaN 
device 1.42 rating lul
2016-11-19 10:12
PogChamp you mean
2016-11-19 16:02
feel like Astralis will take this one
2016-11-19 10:13
FaZe to finals #FaZeUP
2016-11-19 10:39
good for nip
2016-11-19 10:56
NIP vs G2 finals again lets go boys
2016-11-19 10:58
#112
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Romania rockNoob 
NIP vs Astralis finals you heard it here 2nd
2016-11-19 11:35
#113
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Finland jleh 
gl astralis you'll need it since it's semis again...
2016-11-19 12:09
Final will be IMT vs. SK, calling it first LUL
2016-11-19 12:17
Faze will win the tournament
2016-11-19 13:05
#119
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Brazil Deodato 
damn faze looking so strong
2016-11-19 13:24
rip bo5 finals :(
2016-11-19 16:38
first time I've seen this many comments on a preview
2016-11-19 17:12
#132
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Russia YQKKE Q_Q 
#RunMONKEYS
2016-11-19 19:20
#bringbackbo5
2016-11-19 19:30
#tothestar
2016-11-20 05:09
sk takes it
2016-11-21 13:51
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