ELEAGUE playoffs preview

Striker
November 29th, 2016 20:03

The quarter-finals of ELEAGUE begin tomorrow with dignitas kicking off the $1.1 million playoffs against SK. In the following preview, we break down each quarter-final match-up, their storylines, form, best players, and maps.

ELEAGUE playoffs brought together the four best teams in the world according to our ranking - SK, NiP, Virtus.pro and Dignitas.

We'll also see a couple of teams who are on great form, Astralis and FaZe, as well as two underdogs in OpTic and mousesports.

In our preview of the ELEAGUE quarter-finals, we go through each match-up to highlight the best players, to see who's in shape, which teams have the upper hand in the map veto and more:

* Statistics used in this article are from the last three months on LAN

November 30th, 20:00
Dignitas (#4)
SK (#1)
Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif 1.23
Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David 1.16
Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke 1.15
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo 1.10
Denmark René "cajunb" Borg 1.08  vs.  Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga 1.00
Norway Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel  0.98
Brazil Epitacio "TACO" de Melo 0.98
Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen 0.87
Brazil Lincoln "fnx" Lau 0.98

Dignitas' streak of solid results after Magisk entered the roster culminated at EPICENTER, where they took it to the next level and brought home their first big title. Since then, they've never shown the same form, as they exited in groups at two events in a row: ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals and, alarmingly, DreamHack ZOWIE Open Winter, where they finished last with losses to Kinguin and FlipSid3.

With that in mind, they have a lot to prove and need a confidence boost for their long journey towards the end of the year, as they'll stay in the US for two more weeks, for ECS Season 2 Finals and the Major's Main Qualifier. Meanwhile, SK are in a pretty good spot, having finished 3rd-4th at EPICENTER, and second at Pro League Finals and IEM Oakland.

The two teams have only encountered once before, in São Paulo's group stage, which saw the Brazilians winning Cobblestone 16-7. That will have consequences on the veto process, which still looks very good if you're Dignitas.


dignitas will get a good veto, but their neverending journey puts them at a disadvantage

The Danes have the upper hand thanks to the fact that they always veto Train first, and they share their second worst map, Cache, with SK. During IEM Oakland, SK found out they couldn't play Nuke against teams that are experienced on it and started vetoing that instead of Cache from the semi-finals on. It's highly likely they will continue with that mindset, especially against Dignitas who are amazing on Nuke and won't be confident enough to pick Cache.

That means we won't see any of the aforementioned three maps in the best-of-three and it will come down to three of the remaining four. It's almost a given Dignitas will pick Mirage, which SK have been shoddy on lately, while the Brazilians have a solid choice between Cobblestone (on which they beat MSL's team less than a month ago) and Dust2. As FalleN and company can't afford to float Cache, we should be in for a fantastic finish to the series on Overpass.

Players to watch in this series are the usual suspects: Magisk and k0nfig, coldzera and FalleN. But due to those players' consistency, we should also keep our eyes on RUBINO and fer, both of whom have what it takes to take over matches but haven't shown it as much lately.

November 30th, ~22:30
Astralis (#8)
NiP (#2)
Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz 1.21
Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund 1.07
Denmark Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander 1.09
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg 1.06
Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye 1.03 vs.  Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg 0.98
Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen 1.01
Sweden Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi 0.98
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth 1.00
Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström 0.95

Both teams are coming into ELEAGUE playoffs on the back of a strong result at IEM Oakland. For Astralis, it was their first full event with gla1ve, after the group stage of ELEAGUE where they took down ALTERNATE aTTaX and SK in best-of-one's.

The Danes showed up on great form in Oakland, winning four out of five matches in groups before falling short to SK in the semi-finals, when device disappeared after great performances in groups. Since then, they've looked amazing online, winning all 10 remaining maps (including two against NiP) in ECS to qualify for the finals from first place.

pyth had come back from his three-month break, but that didn't stop NiP from grabbing their second title since September. After a third place in their group, the Swedes took revenge on FaZe and SK in the playoffs, with both teams taking them to close series.


Can gla1ve's new system break NiP's streak against Astralis? 

The head-to-head is clearly in NiP's favor. Four players of Astralis have been unable to defeat GeT_RiGhT's team for an entire year, with their last triumph being at ESL ESEA Dubai Invitational (September 2015). Since then the Danes have lost four series at various stages of tournaments, which begs the question - can gla1ve's new system break the streak? He has changed roles on both sides and comes with a new mindset, which could catch NiP off-guard as they've played a lot against the previous version of Astralis in the past two years.

gla1ve said the team started practicing Cobblestone, but it's still hard to see Astralis letting that through instead of Nuke, which has been a solid map for them online. NiP should stick to their usual Mirage ban and pick Nuke, allowing Astralis to pick Train, which the Swedes started playing again this month but are yet to find consistency on. The Danish side rarely plays Cache, so it will come down to NiP choosing between Overpass and Dust2, good maps for each team.

This should be a mouth-watering series, especially due to both teams' form. NiP have just won a big event, while Astralis are on the rise, hungry to finally get a win over NiP on the back of new leadership.

December 1st, 20:00
mousesports (#14)
OpTic (#13)
Netherlands Chris "chrisJ" de Jong 1.11   United States Tarik "tarik" Celik 1.10
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač 1.05
Spain Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas 1.07
Spain Christian "loWel" Garcia Antoran 1.02  vs.  United States William "RUSH" Wierzba 1.01
Germany Timo "Spiidi" Richter 0.91
Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic 0.97
Germany Denis "denis" Howell 0.85
Canada Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz 0.97

mousesports and OpTic have had a few great results in the past few weeks, but both are coming to Atlanta with a fresh splotch in their resumé.

NiKo's squad finished first in their group of ELEAGUE with wins over Immortals and Cloud9, and then reached semi-finals at Pro League Finals, losing to both aforementioned teams in the process. Their IEM Oakland journey came to an abrupt end once they lost all of their group stage matches, in none of which they had a real shot at winning.

In the meantime, OpTic picked up a respectable quarter-final finish at Pro League and a title at Northern Arena Montreal, where they won against G2 in the grand final. They also defeated the other Frenchmen, Envy, on their way to second place in Group D of ELEAGUE, as well as a Dennis "dennis" Edman-less fnatic. Their recent history ends with a last place at DreamHack ZOWIE Open Winter, where they fell to champions Gambit and their North American nemesis Cloud9.


NiKo needs to step his game up after Oakland

As such, it's probably the closest quarter-final of the four on paper, also because it's a very rare match-up since the two teams hardly ever attend the same events. Their only encounter happened in Pro League Finals groups, where mousesports took Cache 16-10.

That result will probably cause mouz to pick Cache again due to OpTic vetoing Mirage first. The North American team have a choice between two of their favorite maps, Cobble and Train. As mousesports aren't very comfortable on either, they'll likely ban the other, while OpTic should be happy with letting Dust2 through for the decider after their solid results on it against the two French teams.

OpTic's players to focus on are their two stars, tarik and mixwell, who were both great in the group stage of ELEAGUE and Northern Arena's grand final. chrisJ has come into the forefront for mousesports, while NiKo and loWel were struggling to make their mark in Oakland.

December 1st, ~22:30
Virtus.pro (#3)
FaZe (#9)
Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski 1.10   Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard 1.12
Poland Paweł "byali" Bieliński 1.10
France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey 1.10
Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas 1.05  vs. Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli 1.07
Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski 1.00
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup 1.05
Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski 0.94
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen 0.94

A key thing to take away from Virtus.pro's recent history is the break they've taken after a fairly long streak of events without extended timeouts in late September and October, which saw them placing first at DreamHack ZOWIE Open Bucharest, second at ESL One New York, third at WESG Regional Finals, and second again at EPICENTER: Moscow.

They've only attended ELEAGUE's group stage at the beginning of November and skipped IEM Oakland to avoid staying in America for an extended period of time or travelling back and forth. They've had more than three weeks off LAN events since, much more than any other team in the ELEAGUE playoffs.

FaZe, on the other hand, have just returned from America only to go back again, as they spent almost two weeks there right after bringing kioShiMa back and picked up two 3rd-4th finishes, at iBUYPOWER Masters and the subsequent IEM Oakland. The European mixture looked great at the main event, where they got five out of five wins in groups and then took NiP to a close semi-final.


Virtus.pro have had more time to prepare than any other team

In fact, FaZe's current lineup holds a 10-4 record on LAN with all four losses being 13-16 or closer. karrigan brought out the best in FaZe, their individual players who all played well in Oakland, and the Danish in-game leader did too.

Their core's one and only meeting on LAN with Virtus.pro is over seven months old (DreamHack Master Malmö), and as such doesn't say anything about what's to come in the last quarter-final, only that it's yet another match-up we rarely get to see.

Cobble and Dust2 will be removed off the bat. FaZe could then take their chances on Cache - which Virtus.pro doesn't play much -, but due to their poor record on it, Train is a much more likely pick. The Polish side will happily take Nuke, their best map by far, and veto Cache, leaving FaZe with a choice between Overpass and Mirage. karrigan's team have had some success on both, but Mirage seems to be one of their favorite maps on LAN and should come last.

The battle between Virtus.pro and FaZe comes down to this: Can great form defeat the hunger and preparation VP has after nearly a month's worth of practice?

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Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
927
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:
811
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
658
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
983
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1444
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1133
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1286
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1473
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1238
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:
1298
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1370
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
646
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1220
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
822
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1537
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
924
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
816
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1150
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
973
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1019
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1415
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1137
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1358
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:
654
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:
973
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1345
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1081
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1380
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
969
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
887
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1009
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1371
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
909
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
885
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
#1
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
EZ 4 NIP
2016-11-29 20:04
#15
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Netherlands TsunamiCow 
EZ NIP
2016-11-29 20:04
N1
2016-11-29 20:26
New site: csgoworld. com code: 19955 (for 5$) New ca.se opening: farmskins .com/ref-splinter (for 1$) New crash: society. gg Code: splinter (for 0.5$)
2016-11-29 21:00
#85
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Germany Bier 
ez 4 mousesports
2016-11-29 21:52
Ez nip
2016-11-29 20:06
#30
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Russia ZippSluvik 
2ez4nip
2016-11-29 20:08
EZ 4 NIP
2016-11-29 20:49
Just missed first comment. :(
2016-11-30 00:23
1
2016-11-29 20:03
its funny how kids act like mixwell is a hard carry for optic when tarik is better than him
2016-11-29 21:56
Not sure how you came to this conclusion with a post that says "1" btw lol at guys trying to get first post
2016-11-30 04:34
#113
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India RrOuTe_FoRcE 
That's how HLTV works. Kids come up with comments that ought to trigger other kids. Then they try to post it at the top in the comments sec. hoping to increase visibility and bait the most number of triggered kids. Basically they just want someone to talk to them. Quite saddening.
2016-11-30 05:29
n1
2016-11-29 20:03
gl
2016-11-29 20:03
#5
f0real | 
Lithuania Siren1ty 
EZ C9 oh nvm ez FaZe or Astralis
2016-11-29 20:04
Ez4Faze <3 karrigan
2016-11-29 20:23
#Carrygan
2016-11-29 23:48
This guy gets it ^
2016-11-29 23:49
WHY AM I ALWAYS SIXTH FML
2016-11-29 20:04
1
2016-11-29 20:03
NIce!
2016-11-29 20:04
ez
2016-11-29 20:03
cool
2016-11-29 20:03
#11
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United Kingdom LANK 
get
2016-11-29 20:03
nice
2016-11-29 20:03
#13
s1mple | 
Finland ESKETlT 
9
2016-11-29 20:03
#14
vsm | 
Brazil Kuratani 
ez sk
2016-11-29 20:03
all these people trying to be 1st hahaahahaha
2016-11-29 20:04
#17
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Kazakhstan Juandro 
nice
2016-11-29 20:04
#18
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Denmark Sokkernes 
1st
2016-11-29 20:04
ez for faze
2016-11-29 20:04
n1
2016-11-29 20:04
#21
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
head to head...
2016-11-29 20:05
We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from Brazil #runSKG
2016-11-29 20:06
#29
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
thank you, we appreciate that!
2016-11-29 20:08
he is fakeflagger
2016-11-29 21:28
ez FaZe
2016-11-29 20:05
#23
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Korea 2814 
Astralis/Dignitas vs FaZe in the final
2016-11-29 20:06
#24
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Russia Windcast 
ez for ma boyz
2016-11-29 20:05
ez for Astralis because they have Nicolai "device" Reedtz, the best player to ever touch CS he will end this bo3 with a +50 kd and 100% impactkills
2016-11-29 20:06
#28
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United States Darkinsision 
no he wont but he is cute +1
2016-11-29 20:08
gayyyy
2016-11-29 20:09
#33
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United States Darkinsision 
;)
2016-11-29 20:09
8==D --> ()
2016-11-29 20:23
#52
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United States Darkinsision 
8===( o ) ;)
2016-11-29 20:31
#53
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Austria P0w3RfuL 
nice skills xDD
2016-11-29 20:31
egggs deeeeee
2016-11-30 00:26
tfw no Gambit/G2 FeelsBadMan ill just cheer for SK then #RunSKG
2016-11-29 20:09
#78
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Sri Lanka 1v1meRust 
are you me? SK fav team but i love Gambit and G2
2016-11-29 21:37
sk astralis mouz vp
2016-11-29 20:12
that moment when u realize that either trashsports or opshit will be in the semis...
2016-11-29 20:15
#72
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World Vidua 
Mouz was in ELEAGUE Season 1 semis already so it's time for Optic.
2016-11-29 21:15
#96
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France StickyRice 
Mouz was mostly in semis because they played G2 in quarters with fuk5 as a stand in, instead of RpK (if i remember correctly). It could have been different if they had played the full G2 line up.
2016-11-29 23:03
#125
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Other kimbadim 
Incorrect, mouz played G2 in the Last Chance Qualifier. They won in the quarters against Astralis, 2-0.
2016-12-01 10:08
#127
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France StickyRice 
Thanks for correcting me. I remember now, it was a complete stomp like 16-11 or something like that on the first map, and then 16-2 i think on the second. Astralis was at their worst point ever (or close to that) at the time.
2016-12-01 14:11
#128
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Other kimbadim 
Yes, no problem. I still think you're right about mouz probably having lost if G2 had all their players available though. And yes, Astralis looked very bad at that time. Now they've recovered :)
2016-12-02 10:37
#36
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Maldives drvken 
where's navi ;_;
2016-11-29 20:21
losers dont get to play in playoffs. They didnt make it out of groups :3
2016-11-29 20:30
FaZe vs Sk Finals
2016-11-29 20:25
SK (#1) biggest joke I've ever seen
2016-11-29 20:25
#43
ZywOo | 
France 1zn0 
along with the UK scene.... ps: sk top1 "mate" ;)
2016-11-29 20:26
lol nice fake flag br idiot
2016-11-29 22:07
Agree
2016-11-29 20:26
#47
ZywOo | 
France 1zn0 
on the other hand , VP has never been top1 lmao
2016-11-29 20:27
VP is GOD. so... I Know I know Astralis is top1 hahhahahahahhahahahah
2016-11-29 20:30
2016-11-29 20:32
#98
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France StickyRice 
LOL. VP has never been top 1, they can't play online. So that automatically discounts them from being top 1 or 2, maybe even top 3 when some top tier teams are doing well and could be considered top 3 world.
2016-11-29 23:06
look #51
2016-11-30 09:37
VP Ez.
2016-11-29 20:26
ez for Virtus.pro the best EU team:)
2016-11-29 20:27
Are fnatic/godsent playing here?
2016-11-29 20:30
playing matchmanking in home : D
2016-11-29 20:32
godsent in elague ? rofl godsent were sent home before they even qualified for the event. They lost to ATN Attax. Fnatic lost in group stage on lan,no playoffs for them
2016-11-29 20:32
lolollolool
2016-11-29 20:34
#GONINJAS
2016-11-29 20:32
- SK will win ELEAGUE - coldzera the MVP
2016-11-29 20:34
Ez4VirtusProooooooooooo
2016-11-29 20:36
#60
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Poland mamba99999 
ez for VP, for all 3 ELEAGUEs.
2016-11-29 20:37
#61
forsaken | 
Europe rEdYy 
EZ for ENCE
2016-11-29 20:45
EZAF4FAZE
2016-11-29 20:49
#64
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Poland Marcines 
ez for [V]irtus [P]ro - legendary polish team
2016-11-29 20:56
nip win vs astralis 99% of the time so ez
2016-11-29 21:01
In terms of Map pool from VP's POV striker seems clearly to have no clue. VP is one of those teams who picked cache back then. Overall statistically a crazy cache team. This year they're 7-4 on lan including EnVy and Mouse
2016-11-29 21:05
#71
BnTeT | 
Poland B4R73K 
Cache was always strong for VP but since Malmo they stopped playing it as much(picking it) TaZ said the map is shit and should be removed
2016-11-29 21:09
#119
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Turkey powergs 
That is weird like u said they re always good on cache
2016-11-30 11:19
ehh navi navi... fk
2016-11-29 21:05
About time for this article... But where is the vierw's guide?
2016-11-29 21:09
The more danes in the team the higher the average rating is. ez Highest average rating with the highest rated players here would be 117.4 Device Magisk Cold Rain k0nfig The highest actual team is dignitas with 106.8
2016-11-29 21:18
#80
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Sri Lanka 1v1meRust 
but some players have played wayyy more games than magisk, it's harder to keep the rating up still magisk is insane
2016-11-29 21:39
I only did it because I was curious what the average ratings would be tbf
2016-11-29 21:45
#92
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Sri Lanka 1v1meRust 
ye dig looks very good it's cool how we see many young talents from DK, but some of them can't really "break through", (aizy for exemple) sadly
2016-11-29 22:56
I think aizy just wasnt being used right, I think he will do better under the lead of karrigan, of a lot better if he joined a Danish team
2016-11-29 22:57
#95
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Sri Lanka 1v1meRust 
i saw him first and thought "holy shit this guy may be a new device", maybe he shoul've stuck with his team instead of going to faze, but who knows
2016-11-29 23:02
I understand why he left. Dignitas sucked huge fucking dick at the time. The only player still on the team who played with Aizy is MSL (i think)
2016-11-29 23:04
#126
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Other kimbadim 
Yes, Kjaerbye, tenzki, aizy and Pimp all left.
2016-12-01 10:14
"In fact, FaZe's current lineup holds a 10-4 record on LAN with all four losses being 13-16 or closer." That's unlucky
2016-11-29 21:32
"That will have consequences on the veto process, which still looks very good if you're dignitas." Come again? How do you figure? Fallen said that they started playing Cache again and changed their permaban. SK looks better than dig on Dust2 and Overpass, Cobblestone should be a good match-up. By the numbers and recent form [/ BOLD] SK are only disadvantaged in Mirage. 1. SK removed Nuke 2. Dignitas removed Train 3. SK picked Dust2 / Cache 4. Dignitas picked Mirage / Cobblestone 5. SK removed Cobblestone / Mirage 6. Dignitas removed Cache / Dust2 7. Overpass was left over I can't see dig winning the vetoes in the above mentioned scenario.
2016-11-29 21:36
leave the vetoes for thorin
2016-11-29 21:43
#83
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Sri Lanka 1v1meRust 
could it be like this? 1. SK removed Nuke 2. Dignitas removed Train 3. SK picked Overpass 4. Dignitas picked Cobblestone 5. SK removed Mirage 6. Dignitas removed Dust2 7. Cache was left over not sure cause idk Dig's strenghts
2016-11-29 21:43
FaZe vs SK Finals
2016-11-29 21:37
lol
2016-11-29 23:41
#79
Europe bueR 
I believe Astralis can take the big step and actually defeat NiP on LAN.
2016-11-29 21:38
NiP #2? Really?
2016-11-29 21:43
#86
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France StickyRice 
EZ FaZe they have better individual ratings than VP.
2016-11-29 21:53
#88
NEO | 
Poland Trausky 
EZ VP
2016-11-29 22:02
#90
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Poland trancemeister 
Let's Go Virtus.Lan!
2016-11-29 22:25
ez for FaZe and Astralis
2016-11-29 22:46
#94
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Lithuania 0outof8Guy 
ez for vp, mark my words
2016-11-29 22:59
ez 4 faze allu
2016-11-29 23:19
ezaf4faze
2016-11-29 23:32
EZ 4 NIP LETS TAKE ANOTHER TITLE!!
2016-11-30 00:02
#106
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
SK, Astralis, Optic, VP
2016-11-30 00:13
MOUZ VS SK GRAND FINAL ty me later
2016-11-30 01:51
#110
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Denmark regnant 
Cheering for Dig, NiP, FaZe, and my NA boys, OpTiC.
2016-11-30 02:59
eZaF
2016-11-30 04:04
Ez mouz.
2016-11-30 05:33
SK > dignitas 2-0 NIP > ASTRALIS 2-1 OPTIC > mouz 2-0 VP > FAZE 2-1
2016-11-30 07:31
#124
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Netherlands EliteBekkers 
Kappa?
2016-11-30 18:49
VP > brasil
2016-11-30 07:50
#118
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
Virtus.Pro, SK or NiP gonna raise the trophy
2016-11-30 09:42
#120
NEO | 
Poland user_309 
Faze's gonna win the tournament.
2016-11-30 12:35
#121
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Norway syregutten99 
EZ for DIG, NIP , Optic and Faze
2016-11-30 14:00
ez for VP
2016-11-30 14:35
#123
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Poland Drakon10 
#gogovp
2016-11-30 17:05
online or lan ?
2016-12-02 17:01
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