EL Major preview: The Underdogs

Striker
January 18th, 2017 18:03

The ELEAGUE Major is four days away, kicking off on January 22 with the Swiss group stage. Here is the first part of our series of previews, featuring teams ranked from #16 to #20: GODSENT, Liquid, FlipSid3, HellRaisers and fnatic.

The ELEAGUE Major will take place at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, from January 22-29, with a $1 million prize pool up for grabs once again, as has been the case since MLG Columbus 2016.

This Major will be the first to use the Swiss format in the group stage, which we saw in play at several Main Qualifiers as well as ESL One New York. Teams with the same win-loss record will be randomly matched in each round before they reach three wins (at which point they advance to playoffs) or three losses (and exit the tournament in groups).

The first round match-ups are the following:

Sunday, January 22nd
16:00 Kazakhstan Gambit vs. Denmark North
17:15 Sweden fnatic vs. France G2
18:30 Brazil SK vs. Europe HellRaisers
19:45 Poland Virtus.pro  vs. North America OpTic
21:00 CIS Natus Vincere  vs. Europe mousesports
22:15 United States Liquid vs. France EnVyUs
23:30 Denmark Astralis vs. Sweden GODSENT
00:45 CIS FlipSid3 vs. Europe FaZe

As always, the upcoming Major will be one of the most stacked tournaments of the year, featuring 16 of the top 20 teams according to our ranking.

Our series of previews begins with the bottom five, whom we call The Underdogs: GODSENT, Liquid, FlipSid3, HellRaisers and fnatic, ranked from #16 to #20.

* Ratings used are from the past three months on LAN

GODSENT (#16) Age Rating
Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist 23 1.10
Sweden Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson 23 1.09
Sweden Andreas "znajder" Lindberg  23 1.09
Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell 21 1.05
Sweden Markus "pronax" Wallsten 25 0.79
Sweden Alexander "rdl" Redl (coach)    

First of all, who would've thought after the last Major that all players from the old fnatic would be considered underdogs at the next one? That's how things stand at the moment, as both of the Swedish teams have so far failed to live up to their previous standards. GODSENT have been the better of the two up to this point, although mostly because the new fnatic squad have been absent at most events.

After a disappointing couple of months, pronax and co. qualified for the Main Qualifier (as Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson left for fnatic and GODSENT lost the spot at the Major). However, even against lower-tier competition, the Swedes faced issues and barely escaped some of the matches with their lives, playing overtime battles with numerous teams on their way to the victory in Bucharest.

GODSENT then attended DreamHack ZOWIE Open Winter, where they finished first in their group with wins over FlipSid3 and Kinguin, but were stopped in the semi-finals by a solid looking Gambit.


GODSENT skipping WESG due to little practice doesn't bode well

When it mattered most, flusha's team showed up, cruising through the Main Qualifier with three wins in a row, against dignitas, G2, and HellRaisers. It seems Lekr0 fits in quite well, showing solid individual form at the aforementioned two events.

Their newest member Lekr0 took an extended vacation until the end of the first week of January, which gave them zero time to prepare for WESG. A loss to PRIDE in the DH Masters Las Vegas closed qualifier made GODSENT realize they wouldn't stand a chance at the Major without practice and controversially skip the $1,500,000 event only two days before the event started.

As the Major approaches, GODSENT's chances at advancing to playoffs are in doubt, not only by the community but quite obviously by the team itself. While most teams played for a solid portion of a month, the Swedish roster will have had one week of practice, which is simply not enough for a Major.

Liquid (#17) Age Rating
United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski  19 1.14
United States Nick "nitr0" Cannella 21 1.00
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin  26 0.89
United States Josh "jdm64" Marzano 26 0.89
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche  21 0.88
Brazil Wilton "zews" Prado (coach)  

Another team who haven't quite been able to live up to some of their past results are Liquid. After a disappointing group stage exit at ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals, the American-Danish team brought in zews for much-needed guidance, as they were back in their in-game leadership shenanigans since Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu's departure.

At their first event with the new Brazilian coach, Liquid didn't show too much improvement. Northern Arena Montreal saw the North American squad exit in 5th-6th place, losing to both European teams (Heroic and G2) in the group stage.


zews had two months to work with in Liquid

Their IEM Oakland showing was significantly better, even though they still finished just below the playoffs teams. Liquid couldn't stand a chance against Astralis, but they destroyed Natus Vincere and TyLoo and lost narrowly to Immortals and G2.

That being said, zews barely had a chance to make significant changes due to very limited time and already seemed to have some sort of effect in Oakland. If that curve keeps going upwards, we might see a very different Liquid at the Major, especially as they have now had more than two months to figure out their flaws.

FlipSid3 (#18) Age Rating
Russia Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin  25 1.14
Russia Denis "electronic" Sharipov 18 1.13
Finland Jan "wayLander" Rahkonen 22 1.00
Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov 28 0.94
Ukraine Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy  30 0.84

Bringing electronic into the team in September, FlipSid3 had to wait for their international debut until November, when they were set to attend iBUYPOWER Masters, the qualifier for IEM Oakland.

Last-minute visa issues prevented their new member from attending the event in Costa Mesa, however, and the team went out in last place with a stand-in, Owen "smooya" Butterfield.

Finally, FlipSid3 could show what they had in store at DreamHack ZOWIE Open Winter later that month. After losing to GODSENT in the initial round, B1ad3's team eliminated dignitas in a tight series but couldn't overcome Kinguin and exited another tournament in groups.


FlipSid3's victory in Leipzig is a good sign, but the Major is a whole other level

After the Christmas and New Year's break, FlipSid3 were quickly back in business at DreamHack ASTRO Open Leipzig. The group stage saw them defeating the new German team BIG as well as Vega Squadron following double-digit scorelines. In the playoffs, F3 took down LDLC and BIG in a comfortable manner, clinching their very first international trophy.

That achievement will surely bring some confidence into the CIS camp, although it needs to be said that the competition there was no match to the one FlipSid3 will face at the Major. It is hard to see B1ad3 and company keeping their Legends status over so many big names, but they were able to surprise us before at ESL One Cologne 2016 by eliminating NiP and shouldn't be counted out.

HellRaisers (#19) Age Rating
Ukraine Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow 27 1.10
Hungary Bence "DeadFox" Böröcz 21 1.02
Ukraine Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk  23 1.00
Slovakia Patrik "Zero" Žúdel 18 0.94
Slovakia Martin "STYKO" Styk 20 0.92
Ukraine Ivan "Johnta" Shevcov (coach)

HellRaisers started their journey to the Major at the European Minor, where they finished second in their group with series wins over Heroic and ENCE. Defeating Space Soldiers and GODSENT in narrow fashion in playoffs, they earned their place at the Main Qualifier for the third time in a row.

HellRaisers are coming into the Major as one of the bigger surprises of the Main Qualifier. ANGE1's team were up 2-0 after defeating mousesports easily and NiP in overtime, but they had to fight in three more rounds due to losses to GODSENT and OpTic.

In the end, they survived a narrow Overpass battle with Cloud9 to become the last team at the Major, their first one with this core of players.


Facing the right teams, HellRaisers could make a solid run at the Major

Over the last several months, ANGE1 has clearly become HellRaisers' best player despite also being the in-game leader and entry-fragger, although lately he had more help with DeadFox's addition. The Hungarian turned a few heads at EPICENTER, his first event with the team, and continued to do so at the Minor and the Main Qualifier, where he carried HR in the overtime win against NiP.

Overall, HellRaisers' chances at making it through aren't great, but they showed they could play with some of the best teams in the world at the qualifier. They will need a little bit of help from the randomizer, but if they face the right teams (such as any of the other Underdogs, mousesports, Gambit...) and their stars play well, they could squeeze in the three wins.

fnatic (#20) Age Rating
Sweden Dennis "dennis" Edman 26 1.00
Sweden Simon "twist" Eliasson 22 0.98
Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer 24 0.95
Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson 22 0.93
Sweden Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun  21 0.90
Sweden Jimmy "Jumpy" Berndtsson (coach)

As mentioned above, fnatic have largely been inactive even before the addition of disco doplan back in November. With their previous lineup (with Lekr0 and John "wenton" Eriksson instead of KRIMZ and disco doplan), they only attended two events, ESL One New York and EPICENTER: Moscow, and exited in 5th-6th place at both.

After swapping the two players, dennis went inactive due to personal reasons. fnatic attended ELEAGUE Season 2 with coach Jumpy standing in and, understandably, the Swedes didn't make playoffs with losses to dignitas and OpTic.


Due to dennis' inactivity, the Major will essentially be fnatic's debut

We have yet to see the current lineup in play offline, which essentially makes the Major their debut, which doesn't help fnatic's case at all.

They also have little to no true leadership, swapping the IGL role around a few times, agreeing to play more loosely. That can work, but only if the individual players deliver. fnatic have a fairly agreeable match-up in G2 to start it off, but the competition will be harder the further they go; with an untested team, keeping the Legends spot will be tough.

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United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
103
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.11
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
671
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
868
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1169
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
513
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
728
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
163
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
646
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
645
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
430
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
1049
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
410
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
100
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1084
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
761
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
633
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Ivan 'Johnta' Shevcov
Ivan 'Johnta' Shevcov
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.60
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.41
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.10
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
398
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
854
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
Slovakia Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
534
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
962
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.16
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
873
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden John 'wenton' Eriksson
John 'wenton' Eriksson
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
198
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1174
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.18
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
960
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Russia Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
425
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
944
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
683
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Alexander 'rdl' Redl
Alexander 'rdl' Redl
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
113
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
GL GODsent
2017-01-18 18:04
2 #19? fnatic "is" #20
2017-01-18 18:05
#30
KQLY | 
Russia band1 
flipsid3 fucking legend after 2-1 vs nip the hell they are underdogs
2017-01-18 18:06
if you look how they have played after cologne shouldnt be surprise they are underdogs . :)
2017-01-18 18:23
> after cologne and before too
2017-01-18 18:29
ye true but though just to remind the latest "big" lan they were in (was cologne could be wrong as well havent watched that closely f3 =D )
2017-01-18 20:14
The last major was in what, July? 6 months in CSGO is a long time.
2017-01-18 19:03
+1
2017-01-19 02:26
They are underdogs based on HLTV ranking, but they will be legends again :)
2017-01-19 19:17
2 maps and HOMEsent
2017-01-18 18:17
3 maps :( I think they'll use swiss chess system again
2017-01-18 18:30
EL Godsento win EL Majoro !
2017-01-18 18:20
#95
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
gudo jokeo amigo
2017-01-18 19:41
TANKO YEO !
2017-01-18 19:43
NiP, C9 and Immortals are the underdogs for me
2017-01-18 18:04
nt
2017-01-18 18:04
#47
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Germany AdiZen 
NiP are you drinked?
2017-01-18 18:16
Nice bait mate
2017-01-18 18:31
#72
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Brazil vass28 
no body cares about your shit opinion
2017-01-18 18:39
Ayy
2017-01-18 20:47
101
2017-01-20 17:29
n1
2017-01-18 18:04
#7
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North America northamerican 
Fnatic aren't really underdogs to me. I have them making quarters.
2017-01-18 18:04
#42
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Italy ErR0Rleet 
+1 HLTV logic is so retarded lol
2017-01-18 18:10
It's about the ranking...
2017-01-18 18:20
#124
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Who underdog for u? Navi, gambit, optic, g2?? Make ur prediction;)
2017-01-19 01:40
Liquid, Flipsid3, HR, and mousesports are much bigger underdogs than anyone else Then GODSENT, G2, nV and gambit are all about the same to me fnatic is a little better than them, so i have them making playoffs then optic north faze navi sk I'm pretty sure make playoffs, maybe one of these teams loses And I'm quite certain VP and astralis will make it
2017-01-19 02:08
#127
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
I made the same prediction, except -fnatic +gambit because of my preferENCE)) And I think godsend beat fnatic
2017-01-19 02:14
That's fair. Gambit has looked pretty promising recently. I didn't put Liquid or Flipsid3 as my 0-3 (put HR) just cuz i like liquid and flipsid3 haha
2017-01-19 02:14
#129
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
The same put HR at 0-3)) liquid play at home tournament
2017-01-19 02:17
#142
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Sweden werkaster 
Godsent can't beat fnatic, that is impossible. Too much firepower for them to handle. And without any preparation, it will be that much harder. I don't know if fnatic prepared more, maybe they didn't, but against G2 the other day they came out blazing, wrecking shox and scream to the ground. Online sure, but if that's any indication, Godsent and G2 would be at least 2 very easy games for Twist and co.
2017-01-19 19:45
n11
2017-01-18 18:04
#11
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Macau BoxxyBabe 
This is going to be a good major
2017-01-18 18:04
#12
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Poland Austinn 
ez for vp
2017-01-18 18:04
#13
tabseN | 
Germany godsven 
ez nip
2017-01-18 18:04
nice
2017-01-18 18:04
f3 ftw
2017-01-18 18:04
gg
2017-01-18 18:04
#18
fnx | 
Czech Republic moky 
ez for F3
2017-01-18 18:04
HR the underdogs xD we will see..
2017-01-18 18:04
no nip no party
2017-01-18 18:04
no roster change no party*
2017-01-18 18:08
expected from you, you little rascal
2017-01-18 18:09
but he's right
2017-01-18 18:32
2017-01-18 18:05
#24
 | 
Sweden wyv0 
ez for dennis
2017-01-18 18:05
#25
 | 
Turkey HLTV_ARMY 
fnatic became underdogs just in 1 year keeping 3 players from the roster
2017-01-18 18:05
age of counter strike where players like flusha or olof are "underdogs"...
2017-01-18 19:13
ez for F3 the underdog
2017-01-18 18:06
uhh yeah
2017-01-18 18:06
#28
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Russia VILkA_2P 
fnatic underdogs? mmm, one of the favorites exactly. just stupid hltv rating...
2017-01-18 18:06
HLTV are using their rankings and they think fnatic are underdogs, #JUSTHLTVTHINGS
2017-01-18 18:07
one of the favorites xddddddddddd Its a dead roster which will change after the major.
2017-01-18 18:08
"a dead roster". lol, they haven't even played on lan with this roster yet. you must be psychic.
2017-01-18 19:11
2017-01-18 19:18
then they were never alive in that case. i mean what is the point of being a team if you dont play.
2017-01-18 19:40
If you get a better oppertunity then you take it of course lol.
2017-01-18 19:45
yeah sure but i mean, how do you know if it's a better opportunity if you've never played with each other on lan? personally i think it would be better if they swapped again like the rumors suggest, it just seems stupid that they never even tried with this iteration.
2017-01-18 21:52
dead
2017-01-20 07:59
#32
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Czech Republic Erunaico 
dem 30 ya
2017-01-18 18:07
Lul it says they're both #
2017-01-18 18:07
EZ 4 FNATIC Being underdogs is better since a lot of teams tend to be overconfident which makes them worse
2017-01-18 18:08
NiP :(
2017-01-18 18:09
Fnatic at #20... fucking ridiculous! "they only attended two events, ESL One New York and EPICENTER: Moscow, and exited in groups at both." Ehm no.... they played Dig in QF ffs
2017-01-18 18:13
#67
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Ukraine xphenomen 
qf is not tournament lmao
2017-01-18 18:32
QF as in quarter finals...
2017-01-18 20:08
Maybe learn to write words before you make further comments instead of making your own abbreviations.
2017-01-19 06:03
not as cool
2017-01-20 08:00
#43
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Argentina V4TS3L 
No Nip no fun
2017-01-18 18:10
ez for hellraisers
2017-01-18 18:11
#45
 | 
Malta +EV Master 
ez4fnatic
2017-01-18 18:12
#46
 | 
Brazil diveztar 
#17? Fuck, Liquid has skydropped in these ranks. I'm sure they will go up a few positions though. Also, Go HR!
2017-01-18 18:16
I hope flipflop tactics upset again
2017-01-18 18:23
#53
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World Sins 
nip will win this ohh wait! kappa
2017-01-18 18:23
Still can't believe nV won an 800k 1st place event. What a travesty, lol.
2017-01-18 18:26
#56
 | 
Serbia ZAG0R 
Fnatic are not underdogs
2017-01-18 18:27
#62
Nisei | 
United States kooster 
based on the shit rankings they are
2017-01-18 18:30
oh this major will take place in Georgia? That is so nice, very beautiful country and also part of the CIS!
2017-01-18 18:28
#58
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CIS Merlas_mtk 
gl fnatic
2017-01-18 18:28
#59
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Canada DiggerNick 
How the fuck is fnatic in this list and shitsports isn't? LOL
2017-01-18 18:28
Hahah so true!
2017-01-18 20:10
Fnatic underdogs 4head
2017-01-18 18:29
#65
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Brazil tails36 
When fnatic is underdog but Gambit isnt xD
2017-01-18 18:31
#90
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Poland Barcelonista 
+1
2017-01-18 19:18
#69
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Denmark U w0t m8? 
I feel like this will be one of those weeks where I won't get enough sleep
2017-01-18 18:34
m8 living in us east coast i went the whole 9th grade year with 5 hours of sleep a night due to how late the eslpl, ecs, etc games used to be
2017-01-18 18:52
#70
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Ukraine xphenomen 
F3 can win major actually
2017-01-18 18:37
Gr8 b8
2017-01-18 18:55
#81
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Denmark U w0t m8? 
If you close your eyes and believe hard enough anything can became a reality
2017-01-18 19:04
EZ for Godsent. Also hyped to see fnatic with DISCO DOPLAN
2017-01-18 18:39
Dennis is so handsome (no homo)
2017-01-18 18:45
#82
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Denmark U w0t m8? 
I would fuck the shit out of him (No homo )
2017-01-18 19:04
Me too (no homo)
2017-01-18 19:11
#88
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Denmark U w0t m8? 
It's not gay as long as you avoid eyecontact
2017-01-18 19:14
#78
Philippines Yeas 
ofc faze plays middle of night
2017-01-18 18:59
pronax lol btw EZ ENCE
2017-01-18 19:01
Lol that rating on fnatic players :) Gl cis
2017-01-18 19:11
#91
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Azerbaijan Talley 
fnatic and liquid underdogs? real underdogs are mouz, navi and envyus
2017-01-18 19:29
No simple no win.
2017-01-18 19:49
#107
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Azerbaijan Talley 
We'll see.
2017-01-18 20:21
You know it's gonna be a shitty major when 3 outta 5 underdogs are legends hahaha
2017-01-18 19:30
this major its one of the best you just retard
2017-01-18 19:35
#97
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North America stooloveu 
ez 4 fnatic
2017-01-18 19:44
What about Gambit?? They surely are underdogs too.
2017-01-18 19:52
It's about rankings why don't you take a look at what's written before posting useless stuff like that
2017-01-18 21:09
The fnatic team is outrageously talented but simply enough - barely seen them in 3 months. If they're not playing any lan tournaments, you can't put them above teams who are and doing well. If they can play half as well as they did in the online dreamhack masters qualifier, they will go far.
2017-01-18 20:10
LUL wtf what about gambit? its the best team out of this shitty teams you will see
2017-01-18 20:13
whopped by HR everytime they meet.
2017-01-18 20:41
LUL
2017-01-25 03:16
still true to this day tho, probably wouldnt happen today, but still.
2017-01-25 17:07
#106
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Norway ItsWar420 
sad to see fnatic as underdogs
2017-01-18 20:16
#108
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
nice!
2017-01-18 20:24
I know it's about the actual ranking but fnatic aren't really underdogs. I'd rather say they're that unknown team that seems to be starting back from scratch, hard to predict whether or not they'll go far but they have such a talented lineup
2017-01-18 21:08
Dennis "dennis" Edman 26 1.00 Simon "twist" Eliasson 22 0.98 Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer 24 0.95 Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson 22 0.93 Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun 21 0.90 sick rating LUL
2017-01-18 21:27
Rating in past 3 months
2017-01-18 21:46
i know, its still pretty surprising
2017-01-18 21:47
Pronax's rating.
2017-01-18 21:50
#117
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Denmark w00bh4Xx 
Weird to se fnatic as a underdog :
2017-01-18 21:51
EL Major señor
2017-01-18 22:35
wow, fnatic as underdog, what a time to be alive
2017-01-18 22:36
#121
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Russia Windcast 
>fnatic >underdog what the fuck johnny?
2017-01-18 23:04
i was going to post the same thing but with pick 1 it wouldve been funnier xd
2017-01-19 12:46
#139
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Russia Windcast 
=DD
2017-01-19 18:03
Due to dennis' inactivity, the Major will essentially be fnatic's debut Have I missed something? Why is he inactive? injury?
2017-01-19 06:19
#138
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Europe k3nny/// 
daddy
2017-01-19 13:26
#134
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Turkey vortex1g 
FNC.Underdog
2017-01-19 08:31
#135
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Turkey powergs 
Re u guys that idiot ? Its rankig based for fuck sakr stop saying shitsports etc Ez for VP tho lets go NEO TaZ one more time wohooooo
2017-01-19 08:43
wtf jdm is 26 years old LOL
2017-01-19 19:03
I picked Godsent to qualify without loosing
2017-01-19 19:54
Great major inc Every team deserve the spot except of liquid They couldnt even compete in na Would rather see imt, nip, vega or cloud9 instead of these guys
2017-01-19 23:55
but what if sk wins it xd? ps: i honestly believe that this major is gonna be shit
2017-01-20 08:30
Markus "pronax" Wallsten 25 0.79 LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL. nice 0.79 rating, no wonder jw and flusha will go back to fnatic. why play with a tier 10 player.-
2017-01-21 19:27
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