EL Main Qualifier match-ups revealed

ELEAGUE have revealed the first round's match-ups of their Major's Main Qualifier, which will utilize the Swiss format.

ELEAGUE Major's Main Qualifier will take place from December 15-18 at ELEAGUE' studios in Atlanta, Georgia, where the 16 teams will fight for eight spots at the Major.

As was previously announced, the qualifier will utilize the Swiss format, which was used at ESL One New York and at the Main Qualifier prior to ESL One Cologne.


Cloud9 will once again meet FaZe early on 

To briefly explain the Swiss format again: each round will see the match-ups being randomly chosen between teams with the same win-loss record, as long as the two teams haven't played each other before.

When a team reaches three losses they exit the competition, while three wins award them a spot at the Major.

The first round's match-ups have been revealed by ELEAGUE earlier today:

Denmark Dignitas  vs. Russia Spirit
France Envy vs. Brazil Immortals
Europe FaZe vs. United States Cloud9
United States CLG vs. Russia Vega Squadron
Sweden NiP vs. Australia Renegades
North America OpTic vs. China TYLOO
Europe mousesports  vs. Europe HellRaisers
France G2 vs. Sweden GODSENT

The aforementioned list is ordered by schedule; the entire first round will be played on the first day, December 15, starting at 16:00.

ez
2016-12-09 23:34
#24
XigN | 
Korea Blossom 
FaZe vs C9 again lmao
2016-12-09 23:34
Literally the Illuminati at this point LOL
2016-12-10 00:18
#118
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Finland NUCL3AR 
more like alluminati
2016-12-10 16:36
Skadoodle Best in opening duels 70.8% won
2016-12-10 19:56
#122
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Finland NUCL3AR 
thx
2016-12-10 21:30
+1
2016-12-10 17:42
#95
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Canada jalexf 
every lan....LUL
2016-12-10 00:28
ez for cloud9
2016-12-09 23:34
NICE
2016-12-09 23:34
#5
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Sweden YsF 
f
2016-12-09 23:34
#6
koosta | 
United States kooster 
xd
2016-12-09 23:34
#7
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United States ichibaNcs 
a
2016-12-09 23:34
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2016-12-09 23:34
nice, ez for dig vs spirits
2016-12-09 23:35
#10
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Austria P0w3RfuL 
f
2016-12-09 23:34
#11
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Hungary khetshke 
xD
2016-12-09 23:34
#12
bramz | 
Tunisia bramzz 
lol g2 against godsent
2016-12-09 23:34
ez
2016-12-09 23:34
very hard match ups :)))
2016-12-09 23:35
rip homesent
2016-12-09 23:34
C9 GET UR FUCKING SHIT TOGETHER
2016-12-09 23:34
#18
rain | 
United Kingdom shitbruh 
faze and cloud9 again ResidentSleeper
2016-12-09 23:34
1
2016-12-09 23:34
#20
Monkey | 
Brazil Cupinxa 
ez
2016-12-09 23:34
ns
2016-12-09 23:34
lol FaZe vs c9 again, what is this xD
2016-12-09 23:34
#25
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Sweden FyrusCS 
TY NiP <3
2016-12-09 23:34
#26
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United States t1mb3r7and 
Faze vs C9 AYYYYY LMAO
2016-12-09 23:34
#27
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Finland Doom_69 
its always faze vs cloud 9 on the first match wtf
2016-12-09 23:34
faze noobs
2016-12-09 23:35
Dignitas idk FaZe Vega Renegades TyLoo HellRaisers G2
2016-12-09 23:35
#48
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Other kimbadim 
Vega lul
2016-12-09 23:37
any team > CLG
2016-12-09 23:37
#56
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Other kimbadim 
No that's not true But let's just watch who wins :)
2016-12-09 23:38
subroza cant cheat on lan
2016-12-09 23:39
#73
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Other kimbadim 
Well KQLY could :P
2016-12-09 23:41
#119
sergej | 
Finland Morkou 
Why dont? Ofc he can
2016-12-10 16:37
it's funny how you can say vega will win and it wont be bait LOL
2016-12-09 23:40
Vega will win 80%
2016-12-09 23:40
I actually agree with you hahaha
2016-12-09 23:41
#75
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Other kimbadim 
I aren't think that But on that note, do you think Vega is more likely to qualify than Spirit?
2016-12-09 23:42
#31
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Poland furleppe 
FaZe vs Cloud9 forever?
2016-12-09 23:35
#32
mOE | 
Latvia wassupgee 
fuck
2016-12-09 23:35
Looooooool c9 always vs faze
2016-12-09 23:35
#34
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Portugal dracø 
EnVyUs vs. Immortals G2 vs. GODSENT this should be good, the rest should be pretty one sided.
2016-12-09 23:35
#96
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United States morkmodkip 
Hellraisers and mousesports might be kinda close, Depends if Niko plays good or not. And Faze vs c9 will probably not be one sided either.
2016-12-10 00:28
#35
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CIS CA1MAN 
Rip spirit
2016-12-09 23:35
nV x Immo and FaZe x C9 same as ecs
2016-12-09 23:35
Lmao faze9 again
2016-12-09 23:35
#38
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Denmark Notallama 
Quite an effective marketing/PR department they have. While you might not necessarily like the organization or the pay-per-view (which I find dreadful).. we need professionalism like this.. it's great for the scene.
2016-12-09 23:35
Teams to win their first matches: Dignitas Immortals FaZe CLG NiP OpTic Mouse G2
2016-12-09 23:36
clg)))))))))))))))))) vega>clg
2016-12-10 08:58
#40
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Brazil diixon 
FaZe vs Clown9 Immortals vs EnVyUs Again?
2016-12-09 23:36
#41
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
WOW! Let's go BRAZIL, we can do it IMMORTALS! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2016-12-09 23:36
stay out of the forum! ok? thanks, we aprreciate that! We clever, we gifted, we nice, we are from AZERBAIJAN!
2016-12-10 12:00
#42
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China ___TyLoo___ 
Again FaZe vs C9 LUL #EZFORTYLOOO
2016-12-09 23:36
CLG vs Vega Squadron how fucking stupid
2016-12-09 23:36
#52
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Slovakia TatKo 
+1
2016-12-09 23:37
#100
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Guatemala KlassiKer 
+1
2016-12-10 01:27
+1
2016-12-10 04:10
RiP Godsent and clown9
2016-12-09 23:36
#45
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Argentina juanme555RIP 
xD GODSENT has to play EnVy but OpTic only has to play tyloo. dat corruption
2016-12-09 23:36
#93
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United States morkmodkip 
If optic beat tyloo, they still have to beat 2 other teams to qualify, you have to win a total of 3 games to qualify for the major.
2016-12-10 00:26
#94
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Argentina juanme555RIP 
yeah, but after GODSENT Loses to EnVy or the other way around they will probably have to play Dignitas or NiP. While OpTic will most likely get matched with Clg or Vega or Spirit. i am honestly disgusted.
2016-12-10 00:27
#99
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Belgium Kakibrun 
Godsent face g2, not envy. and tyloo is known to upset in bo1's. I'd still favor optic in this one but don't count tyloo out tbh
2016-12-10 00:43
#105
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
+1
2016-12-10 03:57
#127
REZ | 
Czech Republic Nikoleo 
Optic>Godsent so what is wrong with that? Godsent play like shit so far
2016-12-12 13:28
dig nv faze vega nip tyloo mouse g2
2016-12-09 23:36
This
2016-12-09 23:39
#47
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Czech Republic MrM4sl0 
Immortals vs nV once again... lmao
2016-12-09 23:36
EZ PZ 4 Vega Squadron clg are bots
2016-12-09 23:37
Wtf faze gets c9 while clg vega..... i guess thats what you get for losing against optic
2016-12-09 23:37
#63
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Other kimbadim 
It's just the seeds. FaZe and CLG come from the major while Cloud9 and Vega qualified via the minors.
2016-12-09 23:39
#68
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Other kimbadim 
But, you know, we could have had FaZe vs Vega and CLG vs C9
2016-12-09 23:40
faze C9 AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN
2016-12-09 23:38
always faze vs c9 and imt vs nv wtf
2016-12-09 23:38
#60
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Poland mamba99999 
Guess it will be a fast run for dig and OpTic.
2016-12-09 23:39
#64
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Australia DrunkChef 
Renegades upset
2016-12-09 23:39
#65
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
Bout to make so much money off these ez matches
2016-12-09 23:39
#66
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
Think Dig have got a pretty tough first match, could easily see them losing that one. IMT Renegades Mouz OptiC FaZe GODSent CLG To win first matches. Renegades to be the surprise team of the whole thing.
2016-12-09 23:40
#70
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Spain Alser 
fuckin clg vs vega, gl to all teams
2016-12-09 23:40
CLG VS VEGA EL CLASSICO LMAO
2016-12-09 23:41
Lol this is more exciting than the major itself :)
2016-12-09 23:42
faze vs c9 again are u fucking serious right now
2016-12-09 23:45
faze c9 and envy immortals always face each other lolz
2016-12-09 23:49
#78
flusha | 
Sweden moxxy 
CLG so lucky
2016-12-09 23:50
#79
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Germany ludiio 
CLG VS VEGA WTF
2016-12-09 23:52
rip c9
2016-12-09 23:58
#83
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Nepal HikoIsNotFat 
LEGGO RENEGADES!!!
2016-12-10 00:02
ez predictions, everyone on the left wins their opener.
2016-12-10 00:05
#85
byali | 
Poland vezz. 
In this format I think it's better to play a strong opponent right off the bat.
2016-12-10 00:15
ez nip my baby
2016-12-10 00:18
#88
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
All teams to the left side will win :)
2016-12-10 00:19
CLG vs Vega Squadron lul
2016-12-10 00:20
#90
meyern | 
Argentina gusihx 
Ez Vega squadron
2016-12-10 00:21
dig vs spiritshits lmao
2016-12-10 00:23
HAHAHAHA c9 faze AGAIN
2016-12-10 00:25
#97
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France StickyRice 
NV Immortals again. FaZe Cloud 9 again. And CLG Vega Squadron for the joke.
2016-12-10 00:32
Ez for tyloo
2016-12-10 00:34
#101
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Peru 2loro2 
Is that a mistake? Since GodSent only have 2 Legends and Fnatic have 3? Shouldn't Fnatic be there and not GodSent
2016-12-10 02:27
fnatic are a legend team already, godsent qualified to this through the Europe Minor
2016-12-10 02:38
#108
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
This is not Major.Its a qualifier for major.Top 8 will go to major
2016-12-10 04:23
Renegades, welp :(
2016-12-10 03:23
lmao its retarded that the 2 worst teams in the tournament get matched together
2016-12-10 04:11
dig nv faze vega nip tyloo mouz g2
2016-12-10 06:54
Ez Vega vs clg
2016-12-10 07:04
#112
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World Vori98 
Faze vs C9, Envy vs Imm, G2 vs Godsent, but CLG vs Vega xdddd nice schedule again idiots
2016-12-10 08:53
dignitas Immortals FaZe idk maybe CLG NiP OpTic HellRaisers GODSENT
2016-12-10 11:35
#116
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Faroe Islands _shubaN 
obviously all the teams on the left side will qualify
2016-12-10 12:15
Nah
2016-12-11 00:43
I wonder who will be the lucky team to play Vega/CLG to get to the third round, great match up
2016-12-10 12:36
^^
2016-12-11 00:44
again stand-in in cis team. why usa can create gaming visa ?
2016-12-11 14:40
#126
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Canada skiLfuI 
ez4TheTeamsInTheLeft
2016-12-11 14:42
Vp has lucky that they are legends.
2016-12-12 14:22
LOL,VP has always been legends, how is that luck ? They are not stupid enough to lose to flipside in bo3 on lan -_-
2016-12-12 21:00
This format with bo1's is the only way teams like immorluls shitsent etc can make it to the major..
2016-12-12 21:00
To win the first match ups: Dig FaZe Immortals Vega Squadron (I arent think that) NiP Optic Hellraisers G2
2016-12-14 20:47
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