Groups released for WESG Finals

The World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) Finals presented by Alipay has revealed the groups for the tournament featuring 24 teams from around the globe.

 

The WESG Finals will be held at the Olympic Center in Changzhou, China from January 12-15 with $1.5 million on the line. The format and prize distribution for the event can be found in our previous article here.

We have also learnt that the Swedish team, Epsilon has replaced the former dignitas squad for the event. Due to the nationality rule, not all of the teams present will feature their full lineup unlike Virtus.pro, GODSENT and EnVyUs who will.


Virtus.pro's first event in 2017 

The twenty-four teams have been split into the following groups:

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Russia .Russia Kazakhstan K23 Turkey Space Soldiers United States Selfless
Poland Virtus.pro Chile rEAK Thailand Signature Malaysia JYP
Brazil TeamOne Finland iGame.com Poland Kinguin Turkey DarkPassage
Sweden Epsilon Colombia Colombia China FIVE Mexico QuetzaL
Canada subtLe China VG.CyberZen Sweden GODSENT China TYLOO
France Envy Hong Kong ENZO South Africa Bravado Ukraine Ukraine

For the updated rosters of the participating teams so far, you can find it in our event page here.

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n1
2016-12-26 05:26
Ez Epsilon
2016-12-26 05:27
#28
pronax | 
Russia ShaDyTH 
EZ GODSENT
2016-12-26 05:42
+1
2016-12-26 12:00
VP smurf
2016-12-26 05:56
#59
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Brazil mrschagas 
Ez team one
2016-12-26 06:25
#80
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Other anarh1st47 
Ez .Russia with hooch
2016-12-26 07:28
#101
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Turkey vortex1g 
SpaceSoldiers - DarkPassage Ez Final
2016-12-26 08:52
Ofc the Chinese teams got easy groups and they put all the Europeans in a group so they eliminate themselves.
2016-12-26 14:53
#260
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Venezuela pontiuss 
2 teams from South America in same group, f&$%$ that! add Team One too
2016-12-26 15:57
#360
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Malaysia phyzell 
that's good. Both teams won't meet each other in the playoffs which allows them to grab more cash for SA if both enters the quarterfinals.
2016-12-27 11:13
wooow taz
2016-12-26 05:26
ez
2016-12-26 05:26
nice ez for nV
2016-12-26 05:26
#115
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World Buick 
2016-12-26 09:31
#291
NEO | 
Italy Vincenz0 
haha wtf
2016-12-26 17:49
#5
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Pakistan perth 
why is vp and envy there xd
2016-12-26 05:26
#15
shrek | 
United States shrek1 
with $1.5 million on the line
2016-12-26 05:28
#206
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Norway suprah1M 
wouldn't you like to win $800K?
2016-12-26 13:31
#215
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Malaysia phyzell 
call up tyrone to fuck your wife.
2016-12-26 13:57
#6
Russia Cilet 
Group B trash as fuck hahaha
2016-12-26 05:26
I bet we could make a team with other hltv globals and win that group jesus.
2016-12-26 06:29
members* since all hltv members are global
2016-12-26 07:07
U would get trashes and fucked so badly
2016-12-26 09:36
#62
device | 
United States Jax_xD 
cyberzen and k23 are decent
2016-12-26 06:40
no k23 no trio from gambit
2016-12-26 09:11
U mean igame
2016-12-26 09:35
#141
suNny | 
Finland iPaZ 
cyberzen and igame* and group D is easiest tbh
2016-12-26 10:58
#7
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Chile Cristoff 
GO rEAK
2016-12-26 05:26
No mouz or IMT, I don't care then.
2016-12-26 05:27
cheater fan
2016-12-26 06:06
Explain please
2016-12-26 06:07
#68
United States BanU 
no explanation necessary. IMT cheaters. Mouz also (they always disappear on LAN)
2016-12-26 06:44
If mouz chea yes,how come they weren't 3-0 in qualifiers, and professionals would've noticed that had them suspended
2016-12-26 06:45
niko with the new anticheat is fantastic
2016-12-26 09:16
#279
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Poland Jaldokin 
The "new" anticheat is the same anticheat but they advertised it like it's new to calm down people with all the allegations of pros cheating
2016-12-26 17:08
#314
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United Kingdom Isquashua 
any proof to back that up?
2016-12-26 21:52
Easiest 800k for Virturs.pro or nV
2016-12-26 05:28
+1
2016-12-26 14:34
#365
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
Godsent cough cough. I believe that GODSENT is right now on a better position to win the tournament than nV, but i also think that VP is the best team on this tournament.
2016-12-27 15:17
#12
Kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
JYP don't fail pls
2016-12-26 05:28
American teams win this championship
2016-12-26 05:28
These groups couldn't possibly be more uneven, wtf
2016-12-26 05:28
Yes rip subtle :(
2016-12-27 01:12
#16
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Poland kurwafa 
Wait how come epsilon replaced dignitas? Dont epsilon have kalle on their lineup?
2016-12-26 05:30
#91
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Poland Sueyy 
He was a Stand-In for some TIme.
2016-12-26 08:34
#17
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Group A - the hardest group Other 3 has just about 2 (or 3 pretendents) Gl
2016-12-26 05:30
#95
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India TYZ4 
ikr What a weird draw
2016-12-26 08:42
$1.5 million for Group A? xD
2016-12-26 05:30
#19
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Turkey depentgunner 
Ez for xantares
2016-12-26 05:31
ez for TyLoo
2016-12-26 05:31
Go rEAK and Colombia!!
2016-12-26 05:32
#22
720 | 
World cl^ 
ez for k23 and their ghosts players
2016-12-26 05:32
#23
CIS Ume 
how many teams from each group advances to playoffs?
2016-12-26 05:43
1. goes to top 8, 2. and 3. to top 12.
2016-12-26 11:51
#24
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Denmark Yung_Leann 
can somebody explain to me why first place gets 800k and there's like only 3 good teams in this tourney? and why would they put envyus and virtus pro in the same group makes no sense
2016-12-26 05:38
You needed to have a full 5 of the same nationality to play, and it overlapped with a bunch of other stuff.
2016-12-26 06:09
rigged
2016-12-26 15:37
ez 4kkona
2016-12-26 05:40
ex-dignitas?
2016-12-26 05:40
#27
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Denmark clutchkongen 
how can so many shitty teams compete for the biggest price pool ever seen in the history of counter strike. lul! :P
2016-12-26 05:41
#29
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Denmark Yung_Leann 
that's what i'm wondering, did all good teams decline the invites because they're on vacation or what happenned
2016-12-26 05:42
#35
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Denmark clutchkongen 
it sure is a pickle, I have no idea what happened, there is only a few good teams at that event... : S
2016-12-26 05:48
WESG, is like Olympics all players in a team must be from the same country.
2016-12-26 05:51
#41
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Denmark Yung_Leann 
still, SK,Astralis,Dignitas,NiP,Immortals players are all from the same country, plus teams like G2 and C9 could play with a stand-in since they only have one player that isn't from the same country
2016-12-26 05:57
the hell why aren't they there then? maybe VP shanked them then raped them to not come.
2016-12-26 06:05
VP raped them? They can only rape tier2 LUL XD
2016-12-26 08:43
#130
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Indonesia CoronaHypeZ 
The qualifier for the event plays near others event
2016-12-26 10:13
SK immortals nip fnatic had no event going on at the time.
2016-12-26 11:07
#152
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Indonesia CoronaHypeZ 
Ow My Bad.
2016-12-26 11:24
didnt know that fox is brazilian
2016-12-26 06:08
#54
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Denmark Yung_Leann 
oh yea forgot about fox but anyway he is just a stand-in im sure that they could get another stand-in to play this specific event.
2016-12-26 06:10
SK and Immortals had to go to brazil to qualify. Astralis lost the round of 12 match against GODSENT.
2016-12-26 07:05
Dignitas has got a norwegian though
2016-12-26 08:27
#111
oskar | 
Poland ThoreQ 
They played with a stand-in, but they failed.
2016-12-26 09:27
Was referring to: ... players are all from the same country But yeah. They did :)
2016-12-26 09:42
Astralis lost in the qualifier.
2016-12-26 09:27
Astralis played the EU lan qualifier and lost to fuking godsent and got eliminated. Dignitas was replaced by epsilon,as it says in the article. SK immortals NIP fnatic decided not to play,because the obviously have won lots of events recently , kappa
2016-12-26 11:08
#280
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Poland Jaldokin 
SK have fox from Portugal, Dignitas has Rubino from Norway
2016-12-26 17:10
#329
HS | 
Hungary Searcher01 
Dignitas played the qualifier with aizy instead of Rubino, who played with .Norway
2016-12-27 00:35
#355
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Poland Jaldokin 
oh k
2016-12-27 07:43
#38
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Denmark Yung_Leann 
yea, i think that VP is goin to make the easiest 800k of their lives or even Nv
2016-12-26 05:52
Suddenly, boom. Chinese upset.
2016-12-26 09:03
#79
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France France98123 
well dig declined because of major, who knows about the others
2016-12-26 07:17
They declined an easy chance to make a lot of money. I don't think their young players like k0nfig and magisk would be able to handle it
2016-12-26 08:42
I know right ? It really is a fucking joke that you have the biggest prize pool and yet you have only 3-5 good/decent teams competing. Astralis, NiP, SK, Fnatic, C9 could've taken part in this tournament too I guess ?
2016-12-26 09:38
Astralis tired to but lost the last match against GODSENT and so couldnt qualify.
2016-12-26 11:53
Oh ok thanks. I wasn't aware about that match.
2016-12-26 12:41
Ty, did not know this information
2016-12-26 14:12
Ez k23 go go
2016-12-26 05:42
nicee
2016-12-26 05:43
too ez for odeag
2016-12-26 05:44
group A kinda stacked PogChamp
2016-12-26 05:46
ez for JYP, sp my country!
2016-12-26 05:48
#37
flusha | 
Germany sanos 
vp will go out in groups xD
2016-12-26 05:51
rip teamone
2016-12-26 05:57
#42
n2g | 
United States n2g 
Rip Subtle, Nerdy recently got vac banned
2016-12-26 05:59
ez subtle with vac banned player
2016-12-26 06:01
R.I.P VP. subtle easy with nerdy 1 v 5 every round
2016-12-26 06:04
#44
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World xruptince 
NO OCE representation? f##K this event tier5 event
2016-12-26 06:02
#229
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Other kimbadim 
OCE teams tried to qualify but failed
2016-12-26 14:27
GROUP C EleGiggle xDDDD
2016-12-26 06:07
EZ 800k$ for VP
2016-12-26 06:07
Lol the Chinese put their teams in the easiest groups. Put two legit teams in same group. Expected.
2016-12-26 06:09
nice
2016-12-26 20:45
.Russia to rek vp once again
2016-12-26 06:15
#57
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World ZMDR 
very unique video i must say
2016-12-26 06:15
I know you liked it ;)
2016-12-26 06:43
#69
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World ZMDR 
you know it brah
2016-12-26 06:44
k23 was one of my favorite teams in CS 1.6 with Beast xD
2016-12-26 06:23
LMAOOOO team oNe will probably not get 16 rounds total in all the group stage, like WTF is this group draw
2016-12-26 06:39
ez 4 Rafael "Pava" Pavanelli, CS God from the brazilian squad "TeamOne"
2016-12-26 06:40
GL Space Soldiers
2016-12-26 06:41
Go ReaK <3
2016-12-26 06:43
VP going out in groups said it here first.
2016-12-26 06:43
QuetzaL dont have MarkE anymore FeelsBadMan
2016-12-26 06:49
#316
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Turkey SG^^ 
he will play
2016-12-26 21:53
#72
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Norway Napapijri 
haha, russophobian org. envy, vp, epsilon with .Russia
2016-12-26 06:50
Group D lmao rigged as fuck just like eleague
2016-12-26 06:58
rigged groups??
2016-12-26 07:13
#224
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Malaysia phyzell 
You start believing some Nepal shit?
2016-12-26 14:12
then why they put chinese in 3 easy groups and no chinese in the hard group
2016-12-26 17:45
#310
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Malaysia phyzell 
Maybe ladyluck is on their side for this tourney? Since it's using a playoff format, I don't think it'll be an easy road for top teams to reach the finals. And we have seen for most CSGO tournaments in 2016, many top teams failed to reach the finals because CSGO enabled players to win anti-eco rounds. So you can expect probably only one team from group A will reach the finals. Even WESG qualifiers was intense if you look back at the demos. And i can foresee there'll be many roster changes in 2017 for many top teams, if top 3 teams from group A couldn't make it to the semis.
2016-12-26 21:16
#346
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China angle409 
It was a random draw, supervised and broadcast. Dumb fvck couldn't even understand the concept random.
2016-12-27 05:38
1. im not actually serious 2. how would i know it was broadcasted and supervised 3. wo xiang tyloo huo zhe VG ying de
2016-12-27 06:09
#78
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France France98123 
if envyus cant win that one .. the only good team to fight is vp, and kenny is used to beat them ...
2016-12-26 07:15
.Russia went 3-0 in the qualifier against VP.
2016-12-26 09:30
How many rounds did they get in the final?
2016-12-26 11:09
stop being so salty wtf is wrong with you
2016-12-26 11:55
#81
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Taiwan SCVready 
These groups are somewhat rigged imo. Look at group A..
2016-12-26 07:28
EZ 4 Epsilon
2016-12-26 07:29
group b :DDDDDDDDD
2016-12-26 07:39
#85
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Denmark Eredin 
Group B and D.. I am sure this was rigged as fuck. Both the top two Chinese teams getting very easy groups, no GODSENT / nV / VP to compete with, joke!
2016-12-26 08:14
#234
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Turkey Tormund1 
Chinese event what are you expecting
2016-12-26 14:39
Envy, VP, .Russia and Pepsilon in the same group? LUL
2016-12-26 08:15
#GoSS #GoDP
2016-12-26 08:23
#89
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Canada mellowk 
$1.5Mil and these are the teams? Wow
2016-12-26 08:27
#212
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Malaysia phyzell 
China the new esport's SUGARDADDY!!!!!
2016-12-26 13:53
#235
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Turkey Tormund1 
it s a chance for them to show themselves
2016-12-26 14:41
#90
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Poland misioneos 
Why in group A play 4 Nice teams, in group B 5 random teams and ok cyberzen???
2016-12-26 08:30
Ez 4 godsent and bravado
2016-12-26 08:36
#93
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
if GODSENT don't top their group they should disband
2016-12-26 08:38
#236
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Turkey Tormund1 
SS will be top
2016-12-26 14:42
#94
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Finland f0pZ 
EZ 4 pelitalo
2016-12-26 08:41
#98
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Wait, what? Dignitas dont go to WESG? Omg :/
2016-12-26 08:45
Ez for Russia and Ukraine.
2016-12-26 08:49
Ez for xaxaxaxaxaxantares
2016-12-26 08:52
#102
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World RA71M 
where are top teams ??
2016-12-26 08:54
no faze no show also vp will crumble to some shit team people will think slump = semi at major fucking poles man
2016-12-26 09:08
you're so dumb :D
2016-12-26 10:22
I'm just gonna show you respect for being the first Pole to have correct grammar and sentence structure. I salute you. :D
2016-12-26 11:34
thanks xD
2016-12-26 11:56
#107
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India nicebaitm8 
where the fuck is dignitas
2016-12-26 09:08
#108
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Finland QLLI 
tyloo ez group D
2016-12-26 09:09
ez 4 vp
2016-12-26 09:12
So we can safely assume that the concept of seedings is entirely unknown to China.
2016-12-26 09:31
#KINGWIN
2016-12-26 09:31
#118
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Finland Hunajaperse 
gl iGame
2016-12-26 09:33
#119
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Lithuania LuXe 
group B and D are wtf :ddd
2016-12-26 09:35
VP GODSENT ENVY TOP 3
2016-12-26 09:37
repeat of weg masters 2006 incoming china numba 1
2016-12-26 09:41
Epsilon is replacing ex-Dignitas :<< WTF is Group A btw
2016-12-26 09:55
group D is a joke
2016-12-26 10:09
Ez for enzo
2016-12-26 10:13
#132
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Portugal dracø 
Group A stacked af, the rest is trash. Ez 4 SS, godsent, VG, igame, ukraine and tyloo
2016-12-26 10:16
#237
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Turkey Tormund1 
You forgot k23
2016-12-26 14:43
#278
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Portugal dracø 
Don't think I've seen them play after the roster change. Not even HLTV got their page updated =X
2016-12-26 17:04
#134
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Russia AR4ER 
Why group A is so strong and others groups are TRASH. Disbalance
2016-12-26 10:22
#135
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Poland czeczeniec 
Group A? Hello is this a joke?!
2016-12-26 10:26
#136
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Yugoslavia bird4361 
pretty much guarenteed for the two chinese teams to get top8 cos of the stacked groups, typical
2016-12-26 10:27
Its crazy, they are obviously just trying to give them a better chance at winning, they are not interested in seeding good groups for entertainment value.
2016-12-26 11:23
Virtus, epsilon and envyus in the same group. Are you kidding me?
2016-12-26 10:51
#140
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Europe JuliusCaesar 
Group A and C are worth to watch. Lets go Kinguin and VP obviously.
2016-12-26 10:53
#142
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Chile Benjamin[BS] 
Go rEAK, Go Colombia, Go TeamOne!!!!
2016-12-26 11:01
SLAVA UKRAINY!!
2016-12-26 11:02
VP ENVYUS EPSILON AND RUSSIA IN 1 GROUP ? Lmao These tournaments need to learn to make groups properly...all good teams in 1 group...
2016-12-26 11:03
finally win for envyus
2016-12-26 11:07
#149
OCEAN | 
Other cyLoL 
ez for god ocean
2016-12-26 11:16
#150
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Brazil hugoooo 
This is FUCKING RETARDED. Just compare group A and group B.
2016-12-26 11:20
huge opportunity for small teams, im actually glad for this, and rooting for an underdog win but probably virtuspro/godsent/envyus will take it
2016-12-26 11:27
Just wait when they will draw playoff. Then it will be more rigged as it is now
2016-12-26 11:33
#157
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Slovakia TatKo 
What the fuck is group A. Is WESG this ignorant and biased?
2016-12-26 11:35
#158
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China Muggle 
group A ... horrible...
2016-12-26 11:35
#159
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Turkey tastemycobra 
WTF is it with Russia and Ukraine? Are they national teams?
2016-12-26 11:35
No, just mix teams from these countries
2016-12-26 11:36
#162
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Italy AlCapone1925 
1. - $800,000 2. - $400,000 3. - $200,000 4. - $60,000 5-8. $10,000 damn... where dafuq are the tier1 teams? sk, navi, nip, astralika etc etc
2016-12-26 11:51
#166
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Turkey tastemycobra 
prize distribution not so fair. in na tournaments you get like 30k just for being there.
2016-12-26 11:54
#238
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Turkey Tormund1 
in na tournaments everyteam plays like t1-2 but here even darkpassage in tournament
2016-12-26 14:46
#243
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Turkey tastemycobra 
you kinda right.
2016-12-26 14:57
#201
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United States EmperorTrump 
most of t1 teams can't compete because of international rosters. WESG only accept national teams
2016-12-26 13:14
Ez Favella xD
2016-12-26 11:52
Cmoon! Igame gonna win them group! THey had easiest group! They are so lucky now!
2016-12-26 11:56
hahah did nobody watch the video? its fucking hilarious
2016-12-26 11:56
#202
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United States EmperorTrump 
I stop video at hot asian girl in swimsuit, fapped quickly and then closed video.
2016-12-26 13:14
its just fucking weird why is she in a hot tub...
2016-12-26 14:37
worst groups ive seen in a long time XD lets put all teams in group a yes yes yes
2016-12-26 11:57
VP and Godsent + tier3 teams, nice
2016-12-26 12:01
nice group A
2016-12-26 12:03
easy cash for VP. I do not see rivals for them in this tournament. Only Godsent and envyus can fight with them
2016-12-26 12:06
#246
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
VP after a long vacation.Maybe they won't make it to the playoffs
2016-12-26 15:12
TaZ-82hrs - in the last two weeks Byali-93 hrs- in the last two weeks Neo-72hrs- in the last two weeks Pasha-54 hrs in the last two weeks Snax-59 hrs in the last two weeks LuL ns vacation xD
2016-12-26 16:02
#176
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Sweden Kasidro 
How was the seeding done here lol. Vp, Russia, envyus and epsilon in the same group, seems legit...
2016-12-26 12:11
#177
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Spain Alser 
shit groups lol
2016-12-26 12:12
#178
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Kazakhstan 001RusKZ 
K23 top!
2016-12-26 12:19
great
2016-12-26 12:23
#180
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Finland neksu 
ez pelitalo
2016-12-26 12:26
team one x vp 99% chance of 16x0 XD
2016-12-26 12:27
#182
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France Zaerea 
Ez Godsent
2016-12-26 12:29
#183
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Poland crouzzz 
2 ez 4 Virtus & Kinguin
2016-12-26 12:29
#184
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World xruptince 
the fact that group A is stacked goes to show this event is poorly organised, i'm expecting a lot to come out on twitter about how disorganised and disfunctional EVERYTHING is... i can see streams, servers/admins, running hours behind, rulesets etc all causing massive chaos because they'll be running off a layout which was originally used for WCG in 1999 lol.
2016-12-26 12:33
#221
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Malaysia phyzell 
Ain't the management a bunch of South Koreans? Ex-WCG staff??
2016-12-26 14:13
How many teams from 1 group go to playoffs? Any HLTVmindmaster here?
2016-12-26 12:37
3
2016-12-26 13:08
Thanks man
2016-12-26 13:36
#247
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
1st will directly go to playoffs.2nd and 3rd positioned teams will play in BO3 and winner goes to playoffs
2016-12-26 15:14
lol Ez for Zehndog and Pelitalo that group is so easy.
2016-12-26 12:37
Subtle gonna play with VAC-banned Nerdy?
2016-12-26 12:46
#189
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Finland Doom_69 
so ez cash iGame
2016-12-26 12:51
C'mon Virtus Pro & Kinguin!
2016-12-26 12:52
would bang that chineese doll, even if she`s prolly 50y old
2016-12-26 13:00
rigged as fuck
2016-12-26 13:00
lmao this group A is hilarious compared to the others
2016-12-26 13:09
#197
PERCY | 
Denmark percy 
Worst grps in history of man kind xD!!
2016-12-26 13:09
GODSENT vs VP sick final inc
2016-12-26 13:16
#220
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Malaysia phyzell 
Epsilon's awp is sharper than Godsent. This will be the hottest tournament for 2017.
2016-12-26 14:05
Vg and tyloo get easiest groups LUL
2016-12-26 13:17
#209
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Denmark beastd 
EZ GODSENT
2016-12-26 13:41
#210
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Germany godn 
EZ GODSENT
2016-12-26 13:41
#213
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Poland rabk000 
Group A is too stacked compared to others imo
2016-12-26 13:55
VG and tyloo actually have a chance to get top3 finish
2016-12-26 13:55
#218
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Malaysia phyzell 
if tyloo and VG mix team, then yes!
2016-12-26 14:01
#216
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
fucking joke
2016-12-26 14:00
top 3 vp,godsent envyus
2016-12-26 14:00
ez proxure
2016-12-26 14:03
#222
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Brazil wdks 
rip ocean
2016-12-26 14:08
gl DP & SS
2016-12-26 14:10
rigged
2016-12-26 14:17
#227
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
Rigged lmao, china fucking a joke to get their shit teams on their finals
2016-12-26 14:23
#228
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France Zangtar 
rigged as a chinese election
2016-12-26 14:25
EZ 4 VP
2016-12-26 14:31
Wertus Pro on smurf acount ps finaly tournament where Pasha can play against same skill lvl players as him even Taz can shine with his ,,AIM,,
2016-12-26 14:34
#239
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
Easyish group for iGame, only VG should be an actual threat to them
2016-12-26 14:49
#241
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Finland Jonzu95 
Can't believe iGame got so lucky. I don't mind though, It's just a good thing.
2016-12-26 14:53
what is this lol
2016-12-26 14:58
Stupidly unbalanced groups. Surprisingly the Chinese teams benefit from these
2016-12-26 15:03
ez final: VP-Godsent
2016-12-26 15:04
where is dignitas?didnt they win the online qual??
2016-12-26 15:19
#255
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Turkey SG^^ 
do you even read?
2016-12-26 15:50
why couldnt they play w ith aizy
2016-12-26 15:54
#258
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Turkey SG^^ 
MSL says it's too close to major
2016-12-26 15:55
why did they play the qualifer lmao did they not know the dates before?
2016-12-26 15:55
#265
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Turkey SG^^ 
qualifier was months ago and no, it was first announced that world finals take place in december but pushed back to january for some reason.
2016-12-26 16:02
enzo gonna win i will suck all people's dick in hltv 1st enzo 2nd jyp 3rd signature Kappa
2016-12-26 15:25
#250
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Estonia teremartin 
RIP Russia team xD Go VP, Epsilon, nV
2016-12-26 15:34
What a massive joke of a tournament, not surprised with these groups considering it's a chinese event
2016-12-26 15:42
Godsent will win
2016-12-26 15:42
no WorldEdit and electronic for Russia team. gg also the same goes with Ukraine and K23. there's even sadder.
2016-12-26 15:49
Probably bc of majors, the Gambit players are doing it as well. Sucks though, they're some of the best Russian players around.
2016-12-26 16:03
lol unfair groups
2016-12-26 15:52
shitty tournament inc bad quality,delays,shitty groups,shit matches i can feel it in my ass
2016-12-26 15:58
#288
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Brazil R_ananias 
Let's give them a chance at least.
2016-12-26 17:30
Too easy for VP, probably playing blindfolded for more challenge
2016-12-26 15:58
Great groups, TyLoo got the easiest one, luck I guess Kappa
2016-12-26 16:00
RIP Group A
2016-12-26 16:05
#268
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Europe DrexxEnt 
#totally not rigged for Tyloo and CyberZen's favor, nope. Not at all
2016-12-26 16:08
A pretty big event in terms of prize pool, and only 1 top-10 team attending...
2016-12-26 16:11
is biggest prize pool in CS history winer take 800k this is like 1x major 500k + 1x ECS/ESL 250k + one small tier2 tournamnet like DH
2016-12-26 16:36
Group B and D are jokes...
2016-12-26 16:28
Events where nationality is key, should not have a place in esport: They lead to a point, where you miss dozens of good teams and all you get is a dozen of trash teams. The winner of this earns alot of cash, but nobody will care.
2016-12-26 16:34
pretty sure the winner will care
2016-12-26 17:12
#276
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Poland tentego 
best teams in 1 group XD
2016-12-26 16:47
Go QuetzaL
2016-12-26 16:51
#282
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World Max_Eason 
Its a shame that NiP arent there. Would love to see them sleeping on a larger bed of money
2016-12-26 17:15
Eh what. Literally ONE tier 1 team. Not gonna watch this shit lol.
2016-12-26 17:15
#284
FalleN | 
Brazil Lk1Ng 
vp didnt play ecs and iem oakland but play this tournmanent... nice
2016-12-26 17:19
#289
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Brazil R_ananias 
Did you see the prize pool for this one???
2016-12-26 17:41
#294
FalleN | 
Brazil Lk1Ng 
yeah, they just play for $$
2016-12-26 18:14
#298
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France kennySsSsS 
for $uicideboy$?
2016-12-26 18:45
I think this tournament is gonna be really interesting. I'll prolly watch all the chinese teams competing and if some other irrelevant country gains momentum up tha ladder.
2016-12-26 17:20
#286
Chile iNz 
Go rEAK
2016-12-26 17:21
meme groups
2016-12-26 17:26
Did ex-dignitas decide not to play the tournament, no news about it?..
2016-12-26 17:55
so whats wrong with the groups exactly??
2016-12-26 17:56
vg and tyloo in ez grps, rest stacked in harder groups (spaces, kinguin, nv, vp, epsilon, godsent)
2016-12-26 18:28
s*** hapens i guess xD
2016-12-26 20:06
#296
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Europe GytiZ 
what a shitty event
2016-12-26 18:34
hope QuetzaL gets raped
2016-12-26 18:39
#299
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Brazil XEMBAO 
Rip team one
2016-12-26 19:03
VAMOS!!! #runSKG
2016-12-26 19:05
#301
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Turkey tastemycobra 
Group A is like Barcelona, Man City, Dortmund, Arsenal... I like how they took the Chinese teams into other shitty groups. And I like the fact that spaces and dp actually have chance to make some money thanks to the shitty group stage.
2016-12-26 19:10
#302
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Portugal jorge99pt 
ez virtus pro
2016-12-26 19:37
#303
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
Coincidentally group B and D with the two top chinese teams complete garbage :'DDD
2016-12-26 19:42
Group A: 1-VP* 2-EnVyUs 3-Epsilon Group B: 1-iGame.com* 2-VG.Cyberzen 3-K23 Group C: 1-GODSENT* 2-Kinguin 3-Space Soldiers Group D: 1-Ukraine* 2-DarkPassage 3-Tyloo
2016-12-26 20:11
As much as TyLoo suck they aren't going to lose to Dark Passage and most likely will top the group. Your other ones seem accurate.
2016-12-26 21:40
#315
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Malaysia phyzell 
Nationalism totally fucks people's good judgement. Turkey won't reach the playoffs as well as Ukraine.
2016-12-26 21:52
It's just prediction.I'm not nationalist.I watched Tyloo's last LAN matches and they're not good recently.DarkPassage can upset any team in this group. Also Jyp and Quetzal dont have much experience and Selfless has a new roster.So the other 3 team can easily finish group in top 3.Ranking might change.
2016-12-26 22:01
I believe D P is making it but only if they can beat Selfless/ JYP
2016-12-26 22:22
TyLoo dont look so good against likes of Optic and Envy, not against teams like DP LUL
2016-12-27 05:48
#350
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China angle409 
Don't think dp can win over jyp. Dp may not even advance. Just watch
2016-12-27 05:49
#307
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
Gong to make so much skins off this
2016-12-26 20:49
#308
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Canada wizQ 
cancer video.
2016-12-26 20:55
#309
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Brazil wdks 
+1
2016-12-26 20:58
ez4igame
2016-12-26 21:23
#312
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Turkey MaskoN 
gl ss
2016-12-26 21:37
dreamteam would be epic
2016-12-26 22:03
gl ss dp !
2016-12-26 22:07
look at group a and then look at group b and d wtf is this? what a joke
2016-12-26 22:48
Wtf are these teams and why are they competing for $800,000 if they come first lol. No NA teams, barely any decent EU teams... i mean shit you don't even have Aus teams. Was there a qualifier?
2016-12-26 23:15
It was a qualifier which Dignitas won IT but they was replaced by Epsilon Astralis lost to GODSENT in qualifiers SK,IMM,NiP,Fnatic denied because they had another tournaments Other teams no ideea
2016-12-26 23:42
Any source for SK,IMM,NiP,Fnatic denying? I mean it's the biggest prize pool a CSG GO tournament ever had, that would be so stupid.
2016-12-27 00:41
agreed, plus look at the teams involved.... easy money if Dig went, SK and even bloody imt could win it. I think it's related to exclusivity for sure, no org with a brain would say no to this tournament
2016-12-27 02:49
#347
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China angle409 
Yes. There were qualifers for every region. For APAC qualifer in November, 3 Australia teams attended but didn't qualify. Go search the news before. Making dumb comments. As to sk etc, they did not participate in qualifer. None of teams are invited. All must go thru qualifer.
2016-12-27 05:42
Australians teams failed to some of these teams you are calling failures in the qualifers your scene isn't any good
2016-12-27 05:44
lul
2016-12-27 07:53
what the fuck
2016-12-26 23:24
t2-t3 teams and t1 prize money, wow
2016-12-26 23:45
why is envyus and VP in this list? xD are they confirmed tier 2 teams now ? xD
2016-12-26 23:48
#380
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Turkey Tormund1 
1.5m prize pool
2016-12-28 13:41
where is astralis ?
2016-12-27 00:28
Idk if you are trolling, but try to read other comments
2016-12-27 08:43
group B, I mean REALLY?
2016-12-27 00:41
wow
2016-12-27 00:53
Nice good good
2016-12-27 01:49
wtf groups A and C are unfair..
2016-12-27 02:04
#337
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Poland Slomaa 
TBH the only decent events organised in china i've watched was organised by ESL and it was starcraft 2 events. Valve organised their major there where gaben called my idol 2GD some bad words i dont exacly remember, but he called him a moron or sth like that. This dota2 chineese event was failure, it was done by chineese company "perfectworld" (fitting name lol) , and they got kicked after 1 day of sucking ass. After that the event was still bad so i dont expect anything good from chineese events by terms of stream quality. Ladder draw is a joke but everybody else said that already.
2016-12-27 02:36
#345
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China angle409 
Nobody forces your team to participate. Just Stay home.
2016-12-27 05:33
#378
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Poland Slomaa 
TBH it's not "my team", i don't even like VP that much because of how they tried to scam betting sites some time ago with betting for the match that already ended and got caught for it. So donn't act like an asshole and don't imply i'm a VP fan. TBH i just accept them, don't like them over that acceptance. But still, china proved to do tricks so their teams can do better.
2016-12-28 10:10
#339
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United States Tupacet 
easy xantares
2016-12-27 03:07
eZ 4 Mousegods
2016-12-27 03:14
A VP Envy B (difficult group actually) K23 iGame/Zen C Godsent inguin D Ukraine Tyloo
2016-12-27 03:19
lol rigged vg get easiest group
2016-12-27 03:29
HOLYSHIT, 1.5 million (!) dollars prize pool and they put in random teams like this? Not only that, they fcking corrupt the groups so it will benefit the Chinese teams. Chinese mafia at its best. Well, how about just handle over that trophy to your own national team already?
2016-12-27 03:32
#344
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China angle409 
It's a supervised and broadcast random draw. Do you understand the concept of random draw, you stupid dumb inbred motherfacka?
2016-12-27 05:30
#363
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Malaysia phyzell 
Swiss are stupid. They hardly qualify. I've been there, dead place. :3
2016-12-27 14:47
"Random draw" my ass.
2017-01-04 02:56
#354
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
A: Epsilon, VP, EnVyUs B: VG, iGame, Colombia C: Kinguin, GODSENT & SpaceSoldiers D:Tyloo, Ukraine, Dark Passage.
2016-12-27 06:55
#379
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Turkey Tormund1 
D:Ukraine,Tyloo,Selfless no chance for DP
2016-12-28 13:39
#381
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
Ez for Calyx, top 1 Turkish player on FaceIt. They were practicing a lot; they have a chance to get to the top 8 tho.
2016-12-28 16:45
Group B hahahah
2016-12-27 08:51
Where is SK? NiP? Astralis? Nobody will watch this non-event.
2016-12-27 12:34
#367
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China angle409 
They declined to attend regional qualifers in October for whatever reasons. Pretty stupid on their part to give up on this event.
2016-12-27 15:37
Fix groups trash chinese shit
2016-12-27 13:52
This is fuckkng rigged ching chong fag fix this shit
2016-12-27 15:31
#369
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China angle409 
Ill say it for the last time, this was a random draw, supervised. Only 4 regional qualifer winners are seeded (russia, k23, etc). Rest were totally random draw into the 4 groups. Hltv is full of idiots that's esports biggest problem.
2016-12-27 15:44
#370
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France stambert 
rip nip
2016-12-27 16:15
#371
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Serbia ZAG0R 
Should be easy for VP xd xd
2016-12-27 17:29
ez TyLoo
2016-12-27 19:06
Group A - Very Hard Groud B & D - Jokes...
2016-12-27 21:07
#377
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Russia sone[slash] 
Ya, draw is funny
2016-12-28 02:31
may be soem of you didnt read the schedule of match. It is the problem of wesg didnt provide enough info in english version. According to schedule. each group leader will direct advance to quaterfinal. Then, second place and third place of each group will advance to a plaoff that decide the last four spot of quaterfinal. A2vsB3 A3vsB2 C2vsD3 C3vsD2 i hope others can read my comment and evaluate again the wesg draw whether is bring more benefit to chineese. Tyloo and vg cant get easily by opponents in group a such as envyus, epsilon,kinguin and etc. may be tyloo will have a better chance, but vg definitely not.
2016-12-29 11:49
expected
2016-12-29 11:58
exciting
2016-12-30 08:59
rigged
2016-12-30 09:23
Epsilon to make history
2016-12-30 16:08
where r the asian teams lol
2016-12-31 07:06
#393
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Brazil m4ri 
ez for spaces mark my words
2017-01-07 04:27
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