DreamHack Winter 2016 preview

With the last DreamHack stop of year set to start, we take a look at the eight teams that will be attending DreamHack ZOWIE Open Winter 2016 to examine their form and expectations coming into the event.

The CS:GO competition at DreamHack Winter may not have the prestige that it had in the past, but the $100,000 tournament has still attracted some strong teamsmost notably Dignitas and Cloud9.

DreamHack ZOWIE Open Winter 2016 will feature the standard DreamHack Open format: eight teams split into two GSL groups, with BO3's for elimination, decider and playoff matches.

The eight teams were split into the following two groups:

Group A Group B
Denmark Dignitas United States Cloud9
Sweden GODSENT North America OpTic
CIS FlipSid3 Kazakhstan Gambit
Poland Kinguin Australia Renegades

Without further ado, let's delve deeper into the teams and their form coming into the tournament in Jönköping.

* all player ratings are from the last three months (online + LAN)

Group A

Dignitas 

Age Rating
Denmark Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke 19 1.15
Denmark Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif 18 1.15
Denmark René "⁠cajunb⁠" Borg 26 1.12
Norway Ruben "⁠RUBINO⁠" Villarroel 22 0.97
Denmark Mathias "⁠MSL⁠" Lauridsen 21 0.88

Dignitas arrive to Jönköping after a swift and efficient ELEAGUE Group D showing, where MSL’s unit first took down Envy 16-12 on cobble, and then moved on to demolish fnatic 16-3 on Overpass—after picking up 12 rounds on the Terrorist side of the map. The Swedes were forced to use Jimmy "⁠Jumpy⁠" Berndtsson instead of Dennis "⁠dennis⁠" Edman, and were attending their first event with Joakim "⁠disco doplan⁠" Gidetun, but the two maps still looked pretty good for the Danes overall.

The ELEAGUE result didn’t bump them up in the current rankings, but it did show us that Dignitas did not display their normal level at ESL Pro League Season 4, where they were eliminated in the group stage due to defeats to Cloud9, SK and most importantly—FaZe.


cajunb and co. will be looking for another title at Jönköping 

Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing a rematch between Dignitas and FaZe as Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen and co. decided to pull out of DreamHack Winter, but the Danes may have a chance to get back at Cloud9—in the playoffs.

Dignitas shouldn't really need to go into fifth gear to get out of the groups, as it features three not-so impressive teams—with GODSENT at #17 being the highest HLTV ranked one. A best-of-one upset over Dignitas is possible, especially if they end up playing a prepared FlipSid3 in the winner’s match, but the best-of-three safety net should allow the Danes to secure a playoff spot even if that happens.

Looking at the playoffs, OpTic and Cloud9 have had success recently as they won ESL PL S4 and Northern Arena Montreal respectively—but the stability, map pool, and star trio of k0nfig, Magisk and cajunb make Dignitas the favorites to take the event overall.

GODSENT 

Age Rating
Sweden Robin "⁠flusha⁠" Rönnquist 23 1.17
Sweden Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell 21 1.07
Sweden Andreas "⁠znajder⁠" Lindberg 23 1.05
Sweden Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson 23 1.01
Sweden Markus "⁠pronax⁠" Wallsten 25 0.84

GODSENT’s last offline event was the European Minor, where the team played in a way true champions mostly play—they had a shaky start, but rose in form as the tournament went on, winning the grand final against HellRaisers in the end. 

It’s hard to say if we will see that kind of a performance from GODSENT at DreamHack Winter, but if it does happen, it most likely won’t look as impressive or yield the same results as it did in Bucharest, due to a higher level of opposition.


flusha remains the standout player for GODSENT 

All in all, not much can be taken out of the small sample size of results GODSENT has had in their short run with Lekr0, but two things are certain: the team has shown impressive stuff on Train which is looking like their best map, and flusha is still their best player.

Group A looks like something they can manage to deal with, but they will have to take down FlipSid3 with Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov—an unknown quantity—to make it through.

The Swedes will have one thing going for them though: four out of the five current GODSENT members were part of the fnatic roster that took down NiP in the grand final of the first CS:GO Major—DreamHack Winter 2013. Maybe that, combined with the home crowd support could be enough to inspire pronax’s team to do a bit more than is expected from them at Jönköping?

FlipSid3 

Age Rating
Russia Georgi "⁠WorldEdit⁠" Yaskin 25 1.12
Russia Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov 18 1.08
Ukraine Yegor "⁠markeloff⁠" Markelov 28 0.96
Finland Jan "⁠wayLander⁠" Rahkonen 22 0.86
Ukraine Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy 30 0.77

FlipSid3 is one of the two teams at this tournament that has a legends spot at the upcoming major, but is far from a favorite in Jönköping. Since their group stage win over NiP in Cologne, the CIS team attended four offline events—SL i-League StarSeries Season 2, DreamHack ZOWIE Open Bucharest, Adrenaline Cyber League Finals and iBUYPOWER Master 2016—and are yet to have a meaningful result.

We can ignore the latest event, where they used the anonymous Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield as a standin instead of electronic due to visa issues, but neither of the remaining three tournaments were impressive showings for FlipSid3. Combining their offline results, they have only managed wins over MVP ProjectSpirit, Tengri and (a narrow best-of-three against a then struggling) FaZe.


Can electronic reinvigorate FlipSid3? 

Talking about the players, FlipSid3’s AWPer WorldEdit has recently become an even more important part of the team in the fragging department so it will be interesting to see how he fares against the likes of JW and cajunb—as he has struggled against better AWPers in the past.

Along with him, the player to look out for is certainly electronic. The young Russian only played one event for the team—Adrenaline Cyber League—and that was shortly after he was introduced into the roster. The 18-year-old has now had almost two months to accommodate to B1ad3’s tactical style, so we should be seeing him in full effect in Jönköping.

At DreamHack ZOWIE Open Winter, the CIS team will finally have a chance to show what they are capable of and turn some heads after their post-Major slumber. On the other hand, a bad showing will surely lead to another wave of protests against the current Major spot system.

FlipSid3 is one of the two teams at this tournament that has a spot at the upcoming major, but is far from a favorite in Jönköping. Since their group stage win over NiP in Cologne, the CIS team has been very lackluster. They attended four offline events since the Major—SL i-League StarSeries Season 2, DreamHack ZOWIE Open Bucharest, Adrenaline Cyber League Finals and iBUYPOWER Master 2016. 
We can ignore the latest event, where they used the anonymous smooya as a standin instead of electronic due to visa issues, but neither of the remaining three tournaments were impressive showings for FlipSid3. Combining the remaining three events, they only had wins over MVP Project, a narrow best-of-three against a then struggling FaZe, Spirit and Tengri.
The potential upside and the player to look out for is certainly electronic. The young Russian only played one event for the team - Adrenaline Cyber League, and that was shortly after he was introduced into the roster. Knowing Null element’s tactical style, more time was surely needed to incorporate him into the team. After a unfortunate iBUYPOWER event, they CIS team will finally have a chance to show what they are capable of at DreamHack ZOWIE Open Winter
Kinguin 

Age Rating
Poland Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller 19 1.15
Poland Grzegorz "⁠SZPERO⁠" Dziamałek 25 1.09
Poland Mikołaj "⁠mouz⁠" Karolewski 21 1.06
Poland Damian "⁠Furlan⁠" Kislowski 21 1.02
Poland Karol "⁠rallen⁠" Rodowicz 22 0.98

Kinguin’s road to DreamHack Winter was quite fortuitous, as FaZe dropped out and they got a chance to play an additional match against Epsilon to decide which team will attend the tournament. In the match against the Swedes—whose disco doplan had one foot out of the door and showed that with underwhelming performances—Kinguin managed to win only by the smallest of margins, taking two maps with 22-20 overtime scores.

Their recent results have been fairly mediocre as they managed to get to the final of Predator Masters 3 only to then get smashed by Gambit in it. Going a bit more back, they were 2-0’d by Tricked in the round of 16 at ESWC 2016 and only managed to take one map off of VG.CyberZen in a best-of-three at the ZOTAC World Cup.


MICHU will have to roll up his sleeves if he wants Kinguin to get to the playoffs 

Player wise, their star player is MICHU, the young Pole whose name is often thrown around in the context of joining Virtus.pro whenever the Polish powerhouse has a bad patch of results. After that, SZPERO was one of the players who stood out, but he recently took over the IGL role so it will be interesting to see how that will affect his game.

Kinguin will start the tournament with a best-of-one match against Dignitas, which they have almost no chance to win, and will then have to get best-of-three wins over most likely FlipSid3 and GODSENT to make it out. With the way the teams were seeded, the Poles will most likely end up being a non-factor in the way the group plays out. 

Group B

Cloud9 

Age Rating
United States Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta 20 1.18
United States Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip 18 1.10
Canada Mike "⁠shroud⁠" Grzesiek 22 1.08
United States Tyler "⁠Skadoodle⁠" Latham 23 1.04
United States Jordan "⁠n0thing⁠" Gilbert 26 1.04

Cloud9, the first seed of group B, has recently went through a similar period to Dignitas, the first seed of group A. After winning a big tournament—ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals in the case of Cloud9—America’s sweethearts went on to IEM Oakland and got eliminated from a six-team group by losses to NiP, SK and FaZe, ending the tournament with a 2-3 record.

Unlike Dignitas, n0thing and co. didn’t have a chance to get back on their feet before DreamHack ZOWIE Open Winter, but it’s hard to see Oakland leaving too big of a scar on their confidence.

The team has had renaissance since adding autimatic, with a second place at DreamHack Bucharest and a 3-4th at SL i-League StarSeries leading up to the aforementioned ESL Pro League title. The ex-TSM player has fit with Stewie2K beautifully, with the two becoming one of the more dangerous duos in the game at the moment.


Group B teams will strugle to contain Stewie2K and autimatic

Looking at their group, it’s hard to not see them as favorites, but there are two hazards Cloud9 must look out for. The first is Gambit—although they have been quiet recently, they could use that to their advantage and surprise someone at the event if they show up in good form. The second is OpTic—not only do they have a an inform Oscar "⁠mixwell⁠" Cañellas and are high of the victory at Northern Arena Montreal, but there is also always a higher chance of an upset in domestic matches.

If Cloud9 manages to successfully navigate the dangerous waters of group B, they are looking good to take on teams such as FlipSid3 and GODSENT from group A and make it to the grand finals at least.

OpTic 

Age Rating
Spain Oscar "⁠mixwell⁠" Cañellas 21 1.14
United States Tarik "⁠tarik⁠" Celik 20 1.06
Canada Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz 22 1.04
United States William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba 22 1.02
Canada Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic 18 1.02

After a few roster shuffles and a bit of indecision in the post-Major period, it seems that OpTic have finally found some balance in their current squad. At Northern Arena Montreal it was the latest addition tarik that rose to the occasion and helped mixwell bring home the title.

The uptick in performance was first seen at ESL One New York 2016, where OpTic finished 5-6th, and then they managed the same result in the ESL Pro League Season 4 finals.


tarik stepped up at Northern Arena, can he keep it up at DreamHack? 

That alone wasn’t enough to think much about OpTic, but their Northern Arena victory, that included BO3 wins over Heroic and G2, as well as a solid performance at ELEAGUE Season 2, where they made it out of the group over Envy and fnatic, added a lot of credibility to the North American team coming into DreamHack ZOWIE Open Winter.

They open the event with a best-of-one against Gambit, which could be a dangerous map, but similarly to Dignitas in group A, I see them making it out through to the playoffs even if they drop the opener.

Renegades 

Age Rating
Australia Aaron "⁠AZR⁠" Ward 24 1.16
Australia Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage 20 1.10
Australia Ricardo "⁠Rickeh⁠" Mulholland 24 1.10
Australia Karlo "⁠USTILO⁠" Pivac 23 1.09
Australia Yaman "⁠yam⁠" Ergenekon 27 0.94

The Aussie representatives at DreamHack Winter are coming in with their usual “OK, but unimpressive” form. Renegades have recently attended three LANs: eXTREMESLAND, where they finished second to VG.CyberZen, the Asia Minor, where they finished second to TYLOO, and iBUYPOWER Masters, where they lost to Immortals and FaZe to end 5-6th, missing out on IEM Oakland.


Renegades are still struggling in the most important matches 

Their track record doesn’t instill much confidence coming into the Swedish event, even though their team doesn’t look bad individually. AZR took over the main star role, but we can see jks, Rickeh and USTILO regularly contributing to the fragging, each in their own way. yam’s stats have fallen off since he took over the IGL role, but it isn’t as drastic as for eg. Denis "⁠seized⁠" Kostin’s drop-off to warrant a major concern.

Renegades certainly could do damage in this group—in theory—but the past has learned us not to expect too much from the Australians when they face tougher opposition.

Gambit 

Age Rating
Kazakhstan Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev 26 1.21
Kazakhstan Rustem "⁠mou⁠" Telepov 25 1.13
Kazakhstan Abay "⁠Hobbit⁠" Khasenov 22 1.10
Ukraine Danylo "⁠Zeus⁠" Teslenko 29 1.03
Russia Mihail "⁠Dosia⁠" Stolyarov 28 1.00

The second legends spot holders at the event are also one of the older and experienced teams at the tournament. The trio of AdreN, Zeus and Dosia have been in the top levels of Counter-Strike for years, with AdreN being the one with the star role this time around.

Similarly to FlipSid3, Gambit didn’t have a lot of good results since the Major, but they did one-up their CIS rivals by winning Adrenaline Cyber League and taking the title at Predator Masters 3. The bad results are similar though: 7-8th at DreamHack Bucharest (with Dmitry "⁠hooch⁠" Bogdanov and Ivan "⁠spaze⁠" Obrezhan in the roster), 5-8th at ESWC 2016, and most recently losing 2-0 to iGame.com online, missing out on the WCA World Finals.


We still haven't seen enough to judge the new Gambit roster 

There is obviously some potential in the roster with the Kazakh fragging trio of AdreN, mou and Hobbit, the leadership of Zeus and Dosia’s unique style of play, but it doesn’t look like the team hasn’t gelled quite yet and will have a hard time making it out of the groups in Sweden.

If they show any signs of life in the few opening games however, they could prove to be a dark horse of the tournament, with upsets on the card—especially in best-of-ones.

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

Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1430
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Poland Damian 'Furlan' Kislowski
Damian 'Furlan' Kislowski
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1671
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
561
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1026
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1775
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1395
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
27
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:
966
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1259
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Russia Ivan 'spaze' Obrezhan
Ivan 'spaze' Obrezhan
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
534
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
175
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1112
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1023
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
968
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1731
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
840
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1159
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1561
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
895
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1197
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
963
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1303
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1112
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1349
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
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
Poland Grzegorz 'SZPERO' Dziamałek
Grzegorz 'SZPERO' Dziamałek
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1604
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
998
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1571
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
769
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
975
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:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1278
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1410
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1328
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1680
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Russia Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
858
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Russia Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
794
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.13
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1661
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1259
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1298
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
517
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1201
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
xD
2016-11-23 14:28
#12
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Brazil NaScene
C9 ez win :D
2016-11-23 14:29
ez4burgers
2016-11-23 14:30
1 sec EDIT: GL c9
2016-11-23 14:29
New site: society.gg Code: splinter (for 5$) csgoworld.com code: 19955 (for 5$)
2016-11-24 01:03
dfs
2016-11-23 14:28
n1
2016-11-23 14:28
noice
2016-11-23 14:28
#6
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Finland mayrakoira
n1
2016-11-23 14:28
f is for friendss
2016-11-23 14:28
gl
2016-11-23 14:28
#9
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Europe _EpiC_
5rtdyhryd
2016-11-23 14:28
gl kinguin
2016-11-23 14:28
kinguin hard group
2016-11-23 14:29
first
2016-11-23 14:30
will be insane!
2016-11-23 14:30
Ez for Bla1d 30 years old
2016-11-23 14:30
Aren't Taz, Pasha and NEO on their thirties as well?
2016-11-23 14:35
1972?
2016-11-23 14:55
and his sick rating 0.77 best igl on scene Kreygasm
2016-11-23 18:32
GL GODSENT and Flusha!
2016-11-23 14:31
#KingWin
2016-11-23 14:35
Gl Kinguin! Kurwa :D
2016-11-23 14:37
gambit for the win boooooyssss
2016-11-23 14:37
Should be a good tournament to watch
2016-11-23 14:38
ez for Gambit
2016-11-23 14:39
#24
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Faroe Islands shubaNN
ez for C9
2016-11-23 14:43
Easy X-God!!!!
2016-11-23 14:44
If only I had a girl look at me like autimatic looks at stewie2k
2016-11-23 14:46
These groups are so retarded... RIP kinguin
2016-11-23 14:53
How so? I think they are evenly balanced.
2016-11-24 04:38
NA + Gambit in one EU in one They just wanna rekt Kinguin so badly...
2016-11-24 13:11
Ez4Dosia
2016-11-23 14:53
this should have been a major
2016-11-23 14:54
#31
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Brazil vass28
c9 will take this
2016-11-23 15:09
#32
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Russia ilyaempire
ez for x god
2016-11-23 15:19
#33
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Thailand hahahoha
it would be great if u can also mention when exactly it will start in the article, is it this week or next week?
2016-11-23 15:29
this week.
2016-11-24 04:40
#34
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Taiwan SCVready
let's go c9!!!
2016-11-23 15:51
#35
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Russia Korrol
12332123321
2016-11-23 15:51
ez for Al4critous
2016-11-23 15:57
LOL, Rallen is IGL, not SZPERO -,-
2016-11-23 16:08
My predictions: Dig over Kinguin C9 over Renegades Godsent over F3 Optic over Gambit Winners Matches: Dig over Godsent C9 over OpTic Losers Matches: F3 over Kinguin Renegades over Gambit Decider Matches: Godsent over F3 Renegades over OpTic (I'm sorry OpTic ily but Renegades is going to be the dark horse) Playoffs (I think it's first seed in group a plays second seed in group b and vice versa): C9 over Godsent 2-1 Dig over Renegades 2-0 If not C9 over Renegades 2-0 Dig over Godsent 2-0 GF: C9 over Dig 2-1 or Dig over C9 2-0 (I'm a c9 fangay but if they lose map one I don't think they will be able to comeback to reverse sweep dig, but we will see. I am putting a lot of faith into Renegades to go far. I'm gonna be betting on these matches so hopefully eZZZZ profit.)
2016-11-23 16:20
#40
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Turkey MaskoN
gl optic
2016-11-23 16:22
#41
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CIS STAboss
Ez Gambit
2016-11-23 16:49
joke event why does it even exist
2016-11-23 16:51
Cloud9 will win :)
2016-11-23 16:58
MICHU is on a GOD form atm, GL Kinguin.
2016-11-23 16:59
Good Luck for all teams :)
2016-11-23 17:00
Mixed k0nfig´s and magiskboy´s ages
2016-11-23 17:01
#47
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle
Ez for tatarian-star Electronic
2016-11-23 17:07
dignitas vs OpTic and Cloud9 vs GODSENT semifinals would be great. edit: I think the NA teams are pretty much a lock to get out of group B, but I think GODSENT could lose to Kinguin.
2016-11-23 17:19
not 1 word about the date of Dreamhack ZOWIE. lol cmon guys
2016-11-23 18:01
Optic, Cloud9 or dignitas will won this tournament
2016-11-23 18:24
Group A is dumb compared to B, how do tournaments come up with terrible groups? lmao.
2016-11-23 19:13
i dont care about rankings. Cloud9 is not better than GODsents
2016-11-23 19:28
who who who who and who?
2016-11-23 19:51
#58
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World Buick
Great 100k tournament cs:go is officially dying
2016-11-23 20:46
#59
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Russia AR4ER
GL Gambit!
2016-11-23 21:58
D I G N I T A S <3
2016-11-23 21:59
EZ 4 DIG
2016-11-24 00:14
#66
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Poland Redrumowy
"Kinguin will start the tournament with a best-of-one match against dignitas, which they have almost no chance to win" Kinguin no chance my friend
2016-11-24 15:31
#67
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France Graphyx
EZ4GAMBIT
2016-11-27 18:53
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