StarSeries S3 Finals preview

To help guide you through the week of CS action that awaits us at the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 Finals, we have prepared a detailed preview that looks at the teams, their form and what we can expect from them at the event.

The SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 is an event put together in cooperation between StarLadder and Chinese tournament organiser i-League. The event will feature 16 teams and will kick off with a Swiss system group stage, followed by a single elimination best-of-three bracket.

The attending teams have been split into four seeding pools out of which the first round matchups were drawn. Below you can find the different seeding pools: 

Pool 1 Pool 2 Pool 3 Pool 4
CIS Natus Vincere Denmark North Sweden fnatic United States CLG
Denmark Astralis Kazakhstan Gambit France G2 China 5POWER
Poland Virtus.pro Europe FaZe Europe HellRaisers China TYLOO
Brazil SK Sweden NiP Brazil Immortals Korea MVP Project

To analyze the teams, we used the StarSeries pools as they do a good enough job of portraying the four tiers of teams that will be competing in Kiev.

* Ratings used are from the past three months on LAN, except where noted otherwise

Pool 1

Astralis (#1) Age Rating
Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz 21 1.18
Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye 18 1.12
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth 21 1.08
Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen 24 1.05
Denmark Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander 21 0.96
Denmark Danny "zonic" Sørensen (coach)

Astralis' recent achievements include getting the title at ECS Season 2, winning the ELEAGUE Atlanta Major, finishing top four at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas and lifting their third trophy with gla1ve at IEM Katowice 2017. The Danes made the most of the troubles and roster changes other elite teams went through in the period around the Major and are now the undisputed No.1 team in the world.

However, the hard part is yet to come. With device and co. winning three out of the last four big tournaments, all eyes will be on Astralis, with rival teams analyzing their demos and looking for ways to defeat the team that will most likely go far. Moreover, some of the teams that have made roster changes, such as fnatic, G2 and SK will now be better prepared than at previous events and will certainly be tougher obstacles standing in Astralis' way to the title.


Could dupreeh be the next Astralis player to win an MVP award? 

Astralis still have a few things going their way; they are strong on six maps and even flirted with letting Cobblestone through versus FaZe at IEM Katowice, they should be amongst the better prepared teams considering that they have been together for quite a while now, giving them tactical variety, and are pretty scary individually, too.

Despite still not mastering the art of grand final play, device is one of the best players in the world and his consistency throughout the tournament usually ensures that the Danes will go far. Both Kjaerbye and Xyp9x have flourished individually under gla1ve, picking up MVP awards at different tournaments, with dupreeh opening up space for them by moving from an entry fragging role to a more supportive one.

With a lack of LAN events in recent weeks, it's hard to gauge how good the rest of the top teams actually are, so you must go with Astralis as the clear-cut favorite for the title in Kiev. If gla1ve and co. used the time off wisely and are still one step ahead of the competition, we just might see the Danes lift another trophy and have to admit that we are witnessing the 'Astralis era'.

Virtus.pro (#2) Age Rating
Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski 23 1.19
Poland Paweł "byali" Bieliński 22 1.07
Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski 28 1.07
Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas 30 1.05
Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski 29 1.01
Poland Jakub "kuben" Gurczynski (coach)

Virtus.pro are the only team that have been able to come close to Astralis in recent months, both achievement-wise and in a head-to-head matchup. The Poles couldn't close out the third map at the Major vs gla1ve's squad, but got their revenge in the following tournament, DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, taking the title while the Danes finished 3rd-4th.

In an interview in Las Vegas, TaZ referenced "being number one", but the team couldn't back that up in the following tournament, IEM Katowice. Virtus.pro showed up in poor form and were not able to make it out of the groups, losing not only to lower ranked teams but on some of their best maps as well.

The bad performance was seemingly tied to the team's star player Snax playing below his normal level. "The Butcher" finished the tournament with what could be considered an average rating, 0.97, but the impact it had on the team was huge, showing how much Virtus.pro rely on Snax delivering great performances.


It's unlikely that Snax and VP will perform as they did in Katowice 

It will be interesting to see how their performances in Poland will affect them. Will the losses on Nuke, Cobblestone and Train influence their map veto and confidence going forward or will they write-off the tournament to Snax being unrecognizably average?

Considering the longevity of both the roster and the players within it, it makes sense to expect both Snax and Virtus.pro to bounce right back, making them a contender for the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 title.

SK (#3) Age Rating
Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David 22 1.30
Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga 25 1.21
Brazil João "felps" Vasconcellos 20 1.13
Brazil Epitacio "TACO" de Melo 22 0.91
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo 25 0.91

SK have had somewhat similar results to Virtus.pro, with a strong finish at the ELEAGUE Major and a good debut with felps at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas followed by a blunder at Katowice. However, the team dynamic is way different to that of the Poles, as SK are still figuring out how to utilize all of their players.

felps, the newest addition, actually isn't the problem, and their main star coldzera also seems unimpacted with the roster change, boasting an incredible 1.30 rating on LAN in the last three months. The player that has struggled the most ever since they removed Lincoln "fnx" Lau and used Ricardo "fox" Pacheco as a stand-in is the in-game leader and main AWPer, FalleN. After finishing the year as one of, if not the best sniper in the game and taking the #2 spot in HLTV.org's 2016 ranking, FalleN's level has dropped a lot as he has searched for ways to incorporate the new players in the system.

Losing the impact of FalleN's AWP has turned out to be a massive hit for SK, but it was at least partially made up by fer looking more like the aggressive 'ferGOD' we came to know and love when the Brazilians made their first strides internationally.


FalleN's individual game suffered in the last couple of months

Unlike Virtus.pro, SK have at least been good online since Katowice, but seeing the level of competition in North America at the moment, it's hard to draw any strong conclusions on the matter, leaving StarSeries Season 3 to answer a lot of our questions.

Did SK have enough time to set up an effective system and can this squad be as good as the one with fnx? Can FalleN pick up his individual game without taking away from the other players and does he even need to do it for SK to be successful?

Natus Vincere (#6) Age Rating
Russia Egor "flamie" Vasilyev 19 1.12
Ukraine Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev 19 1.07
Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács 25 1.01
Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev 29 0.98
Russia Denis "seized" Kostin 22 0.91
Ukraine Andrey "Andi" Prokhorov (coach)

With the exception of their win at ESL One New York, Natus Vincere's track record with s1mple has been pretty underwhelming. In 2017, they had flashes of brilliance in group stages, most notably going 3-0 at the Major, but it seemed that their strong performances were based mostly on shut-down CT sides, while their Terrorist game came down to picking up just the few needed rounds to close out games.

When the tournament gets to the playoff stages is where Natus Vincere have struggled immensely this year. At the three events they have played, they have only managed to win one series—against a FaZe team fielding Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad—and have won only one map in the three series they have lost, a 16-14 game against Astralis on Mirage.

Their poor results and particularly bad Terrorist sides are most likely an issue caused by the lack of true in-game leader in the team, and the matter is only worsened by fights within the team, something GuardiaN referred to in our latest interview.


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In an attempt to shake things up, the team released Sergey "starix" Ischuk and replaced him with their long-time analyst, Andrey "Andi" Prokhorov, and also changed the out-of-game captainship to GuardiaN. How this will influence the team is yet to be seen, but it's possible that the team will now adapt a more loose style of play on the Terrorist side, relying more on raw skill, which this team has an abundance of.

It must be noted that Natus Vincere's seeding pool doesn't align with what we can expect from them at the event. Considering their last three showings, they will probably make it out of the best-of-one group stage, where they can ban both Cobblestone and Cache, but we'll have to see them do something in series before we can expect a high finish from the CIS side.

Pool 2

FaZe (#4) Age Rating
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač 20 1.24
Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli 24 1.11
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen 26 0.98
Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard 22 0.96
France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey 22 0.96
Sweden Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström (coach)

FaZe have been looking like a dangerous team since adding karrigan, whose leadership has brought more decisiveness to the aimstar squad, but it's the addition of NiKo that made them a scary opponent for any team in the world.

The Bosnian slotted right into the roster and FaZe quickly forgot that Philip "aizy" Aistrup ever existed, as they immediately had a final run at IEM Katowice, putting up a good fight against the world's number one—Astralis. With that result happening just a few days after NiKo started practicing with the roster, we can only expect karrigan's team to look better in Kiev.


NiKo slotted right into FaZe 

Role wise, the team seems to be set and pretty balanced, as kioShiMa has taken up the less desirable roles to open up space for the team's stars NiKo, rain and allu. Out of the three, the only one that wasn't able to perform as well as you would expect in Katowice was rain. The Norwegian has had a 0.96 rating on LAN in the last three months, but plays great online, boasting 1.15 rating. Considering he has a lot of experience already, we should expect his online and offline game levelling out sooner rather than later.

Even though the competition at the event is tough, FaZe could easily make another deep run at SLi StarSeries Season 3 and influence even more teams to go down the multi-national roster route.

North (#5) Age Rating
Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif 19 1.09
Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke 19 1.02
Denmark René "cajunb" Borg 27 1.01
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup 20 0.89
Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen 22 0.86
Denmark Casper "ruggah" Due (coach)

North are in a somewhat weird position as their last really good result was winning EPICENTER: Moscow back in October. Since then, they have not been close to winning another event, but they are consistently making the playoffs and finishing events with decent placings.

The team has most recently replaced Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel with aizy, but the young Dane hasn't been that impressive in what we've seen from him. MSL claims that he is happy with aizy's play so far, but the real question is how happy aizy is with RUBINO's support role on the Terrorist side.

When you add in that their map pool is looking a bit shaky thanks to their home map, Cobblestone, not being as strong since RUBINO departed, North are not looking that great coming into Kiev, which will be stacked with teams that are on the upward trend. They have two things going their way however: Magisk is as strong as ever and their online play—except the loss to fnatic in ECS S3 promotion—has been very good, which should at least boost their confidence following some average LANs.

Gambit (#10) Age Rating
Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev  27 1.25
Kazakhstan Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov 22 1.00
Ukraine Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko 29 0.99
Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov 28 0.93
Kazakhstan Rustem "mou" Telepov 25 0.93
Ukraine Mikhaylo "Kane" Blagin (coach)

Gambit have slowly but surely earned their spot in the top 10 by consistently getting out of groups and into the playoffs. However, their wins have mostly come on Cobblestone and Overpass, two maps Gambit have developed a speciality for and can seemingly defeat any team on.

The CIS team gets into trouble when advancing to the playoffs, where their shallow map pool gets exposed. One of their tickets out of the situation could be solidifying Inferno, a map most of the teams have shown an affinity towards and could often come into play as the decider in best-of-three series.


AdreN has been playing great, but the team lacks a second star 

Personnel wise, Gambit still heavily rely on AdreN who has had what could be the biggest renaissance we've ever seen from a CS player of his age. The Kazakh has been performing on a consistently high level for a long time, even before Zeus joined the team, but he desperately needs a second star if Gambit want to continue to climb the ladder. Hobbit has shown flashes of brilliance and mou has been a serviceable AWPer, but it will be down to one of the two to elevate their game or a roster change to find additional firepower might come into play.

It will be interesting to see how Gambit will fare in the group stage of the tournament. Considering their proficiency for Cobblestone and Overpass is now surely figured out, teams will probably ban the two maps and force them to go somewhere they are less comfortable. In a way, the StarSeries Season 3 group stage will be a stress test for Gambit's map pool—making it past the Swiss system should signal that they have what it takes to get wins in the playoffs as well.

NiP (#12) Age Rating
Sweden William "draken" Sundin 21 1.07
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg 28 0.95
Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström 26 0.93
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg 25 0.86
Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund  26 0.85
Sweden Björn "THREAT" Pers (coach)

A quick glance at the LAN ratings of the NiP players in the last three months is enough to see that the Swedes are in big trouble. The only above average rated player is draken—whose LAN appearances weren't in a NiP jersey but in that of Epsilon—and the once best CS:GO player GeT_RiGhT sits at the bottom of the table with 0.85.

NiP's response to the slump was to replace Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi with the young Swedish AWPer draken. It seems that the move has managed to wake up the roster, as they at least have started to pick up better results online. Transferring that to a LAN environment is not going to be as straightforward, though, as draken is still fairly inexperienced—he has attended a lot of LANs for his age, but none of those events were as stacked as StarSeries Season 3.

So far, it seems that NiP has managed to adapt to draken fairly well, managing their economy to ensure that he has the AWP in almost every gun round and allowing him time to find picks on the Terrorist side. Adapting to the new guy early on seems to be the motto of the NiP squad, and it often brings good results. It took them only two events to lift a trophy with pyth, they won StarSeries Season 2 just after bringing Mikail "Maikelele" Bill in  as a stand-in and were the champions at IEM Oakland 2016, the first event they played with pyth after he returned from his hand injury.

The early roster change boost and solid online results will instil some confidence in the NiP fans, but they will still have a hard time if the whole team doesn't improve from their recent LAN showings.

Pool 3

Immortals (#7) Age Rating
Brazil Henrique "HEN1" Teles 21 1.07
Brazil Lincoln "fnx" Lau 27 1.03
Brazil Ricardo "boltz" Prass 19 0.96
Brazil Lucas "steel" Lopes 23 0.91
Brazil Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles 21 0.91

Immortals played only one tournament with this roster but instantly impressed, grabbing a 3rd-4th place finish at IEM Katowice. fnx seems to have a more pivotal role in this team than he had in SK, but it was HEN1's high-speed AWPing that tore teams apart at Spodek. His AWPing style is a double-edged sword though, as it is as good as it gets when it's on point, but when it's not, he struggles to find a way to contribute to the team.


Immortals live and die by hen1's AWPing 

Immortals could be an even more exciting team if boltz could find a way to return to his form from the Summer-Autumn of 2016—when he and felps were both capable of strong performances—as the remaining two players are more of the supportive type.

The Brazilians have a decent map pool based around three strong maps: Cobblestone, Cache and Overpass, but the overall lack of firepower and reliance on HEN1 is going to make their task of getting to the playoffs hard, but in no way impossible.

fnatic (#9) Age Rating
Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell 22 1.05
Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer  25 1.02
Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson 22 0.94
Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist 23 0.92
Sweden Dennis "dennis" Edman 26 0.85
Sweden Jimmy "Jumpy" Berndtsson (coach)

The reforming of the fnatic roster that won six tournaments in a row in late 2015 and early 2016 was followed by a bit of hype, but the team wasn't able to live up to it at their first two offline events, IEM Katowice and DreamHack Masters Las Vegas.

The Swedes finished both tournaments with group stage exits and seemingly struggled to find a playstyle that fits them and the current meta of the game. It was dennis, who you could argue was the best player for fnatic over the majority of 2016, who suffered the most in the new-old lineup despite the IGL duties now falling on flusha's shoulders.

fnatic's form has been picking up in recent online matches, and with JW and olofmeister stepping up as a strong fragging duo, it looks like Kiev could be the place they finally do some damage.

HellRaisers (#15) Age Rating
Ukraine Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow 27 1.02
Slovakia Martin "STYKO" Styk 21 0.92
Slovakia Patrik "Zero" Žúdel 18 0.84
Hungary Bence "DeadFox" Böröcz 22 0.73
Ukraine Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk 23 0.72
Ukraine Ivan "Johnta" Shevtsov (coach)

The Eastern European mixture HellRaisers were in a rough patch after the Major as it seemed that they had reached their maximum just by qualifying for the event and that they were destined to stay on the brink of being a 'tier 1' team.

Things have picked up recently, as their form rose as a result of a team bootcamp and players such as STYKO and Zero taking time off from school to focus on CS. Breaking out of the downward spiral of bad play and lack of confidence has seen HellRaisers pick up online map wins over Natus Vincere, North, Virtus.pro, G2, fnatic and allowed them to qualify for three LANs, starting with StarSeries.


DeadFox is struggling in the current HellRaisers system 

A few question marks still remain for ANGE1's crew. Firstly, they seem to lack a clear star player. Most of the players on the roster are capable of contributing at different times, but is there a player on the team whose performances can be relied upon? Secondly, can they get more out of their AWPer DeadFox? The Hungarian sniper showed some potential towards the end of 2016, but a switch to a more loose style seems to have hurt him a lot. With the team not playing around him, he is in a support-AWP role, something that we rarely—if ever—see working out in CS:GO.

Lastly, all of their good play has been online, with their last LAN showing being the abysmal one at the Major. Can they convert their online play to LAN?

G2 (#16) Age Rating
France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub 21 1.22
France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire 24 1.13
France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt 22 1.12
France Richard "shox" Papillon 24 1.12
France Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro 20 1.02
France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux (coach)

The forming of the French super team was one of the most exciting roster shuffles in CS:GO, with the top talent in the country uniting under G2. Of course, fans and analysts might have disagreed over certain players, but all in all, this roster seemed to have all that it needed to instantly become a contender for titles.

That has not yet happened, though, as G2's lackluster online play resulted in them failing to qualify for IEM. It has now been two months since the team was formed and things have finally started to click, but it's still hard to say what NBK- and co. will do in Kiev.

The individual talent level is so high you could realistically see G2 take the title, but, at the same time, they don't have a good run of either offline or online play to back up a prediction like that. The only thing that is certain is that StarSeries Season 3 will be the first event where we will see kennyS and shox play together, and that alone is a reason to be excited about.

Pool 4

CLG (#22)
  TYLOO 
United States Kenneth "koosta" Suen 1.24*   China HaoWen "somebody" Xu 1.10
United States Stephen "reltuC" Cutler 1.08*   China Hui "DD" Wu 1.05
Australia Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland 1.07*   China Ke "captainMo" Liu 1.04
United States Ethan "Ethan" Arnold 1.05*   China Zhen "HZ" Huang 1.03
Canada Pujan "FNS" Mehta 0.83*   China WeiJie "zhokiNg" Zhong** 1.01
United States Chet "ImAPet" Singh (coach)

 

MVP Project     UYA  
Korea Hae-Sung "HSK" Kim 1.36*   China Lei "forget" Li 1.03
Korea Hyun-Pyo "XigN" Lee 1.20*   China ZhiHai "QKA" Fu 1.03
Korea Jung-Hyeon "rindA" Jeon 1.10*   China Wei "shuadapai" Wang 1.02
Korea Soo-Yong "kAyle" Jung 1.09*   China ZhenDong "Not7" Mo 0.93
Korea Soon-Woo "Argency" Kwon 1.09*   China HongGuang "Stevie" Li 0.78
United States Ronald "Rambo" Kim (coach)

* No LAN games played in the last three months, online rating used
** Stand-in 

CLG are set to attend their first LAN in the last three months, surprising many by earning their spot through the North American qualifier. From what we have seen online, the team rely heavily on koosta, who looks reinvigorated under the leadership of FNS, with the signing of Rickeh proving to be a good one as well. The Australian is serviceable both as a rifler and as an AWPer, giving the team some tactical variety.

CLG's biggest obstacle will probably be the stage at which they will be playing; with two young and fairly inexperienced players—koosta and Ethan—it's hard to see the CLG squad perform on the same level in which they have been playing online. However, the event may provide some crucial experience to develop the players and the team further.


Rickeh will have his LAN debut for CLG in Kiev 

Gaining experience and low expectations are what the three Asian teams are mostly about as well. TYLOO recently acquired the services of the Indonesian star Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand and were looking like an exciting prospect for this tournament, but due to visa issues, TYLOO's star will not be able to make it to Kiev. Replacing him will be zhokiNg, a solid player, but not the same caliber as BnTeT.

MVP Project slowly worked their way up while the Chinese scene was going through massive changes, and made just a single change by adding the 16-year-old kAyle to their roster. The Koreans grabbed a spot at StarSeries Season 3 thanks to some good play, but are yet to show that they can do much against international opposition.

The last team on the list is UYA, formerly known as 5POWER. The team upset TYLOO in the online qualifier for StarSeries Season 3 and were the only team to win a map against their Chinese rivals at China Cup a few weeks ago. With an average age of 25,8, the Chinese squad is one of the older ones at the event, and it will be interesting to see if they can use that experience to their advantage in any way. 

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

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1079
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström
Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.47
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.03
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1224
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Korea Soo-Yong 'kAyle' Jung
Soo-Yong 'kAyle' Jung
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
49
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
954
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Denmark Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1620
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
50
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1611
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
960
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
563
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
573
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
China Wei 'shuadapai' Wang
Wei 'shuadapai' Wang
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
504
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
884
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
China Ke 'captainMo' Liu
Ke 'captainMo' Liu
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
742
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1432
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
621
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1169
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1626
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Ukraine Ivan 'Johnta' Shevtsov
Ivan 'Johnta' Shevtsov
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.54
Maps played:
9
KPR:
0.30
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.06
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
China ZhiHai 'QKA' Fu
ZhiHai 'QKA' Fu
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
374
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.10
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1247
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
816
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
China ZhenDong 'Not7' Mo
ZhenDong 'Not7' Mo
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
157
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
734
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
China Zhen 'HZ' Huang
Zhen 'HZ' Huang
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
450
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
China Hui 'DD' Wu
Hui 'DD' Wu
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
776
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1142
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
778
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
795
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
800
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Korea Jung-Hyeon 'rindA' Jeon
Jung-Hyeon 'rindA' Jeon
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
194
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
United States Ronald 'Rambo' Kim
Ronald 'Rambo' Kim
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
China WeiJie 'zhokiNg' Zhong
WeiJie 'zhokiNg' Zhong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
942
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
Sweden Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.84
Maps played:
165
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1528
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
919
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1305
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1786
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynski
Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynski
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
168
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1445
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
774
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Korea Soon-Woo 'Argency' Kwon
Soon-Woo 'Argency' Kwon
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
186
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
762
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
990
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United States Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
856
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1573
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1322
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
China HongGuang 'Stevie' Li
HongGuang 'Stevie' Li
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
961
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
550
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Korea Hae-Sung 'HSK' Kim
Hae-Sung 'HSK' Kim
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
540
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
673
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.15
Slovakia Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
598
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Mikhaylo 'Kane' Blagin
Mikhaylo 'Kane' Blagin
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.37
Maps played:
5
KPR:
0.24
DPR:
0.82
APR:
0.07
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1154
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1509
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
Casper 'ruggah' Due
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
68
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.03
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Ukraine Andrey 'Andi' Prokhorov
Andrey 'Andi' Prokhorov
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
10
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.17
China Lei 'forget' Li
Lei 'forget' Li
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
442
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1165
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1082
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1577
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
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Greenland freqgod 
Nice preview, nice show is coming !!
2017-04-03 19:36
#17
rain | 
Norway IndiZone 
Wow
2017-04-03 19:36
#39
 | 
United Kingdom trtr098 
Pooling is the best I've seen so far. Only suggestion is NiP and G2 should be swapped around
2017-04-03 20:44
+1
2017-04-03 20:51
#50
f0rest | 
Serbia Koma23 
They are matched against each other in first round so we shall see weather you are right. Btw im NiP fan and excited to see draken performance at LAN. Cheers.
2017-04-03 22:31
#67
 | 
United Kingdom trtr098 
:)
2017-04-04 19:54
#57
 | 
Australia JonoMate 
Pools are based on whether the teams were invited or qualified Pools 1 and 2 were invited Pools 3 and 4 qualified Nip are in pool 2 because they won season 2 so they were invited back.
2017-04-03 23:25
kAyle is soo-yong for a cs playing making his international debut
2017-04-03 20:33
#2
twist | 
Sweden kysak 
nice preview
2017-04-03 19:36
#4
RpK | 
France hltvuser1 
Gooooooo k1o!
2017-04-03 19:36
So close, GL All
2017-04-03 19:36
hype <:
2017-04-03 19:36
#7
 | 
Netherlands lostmypassword 
nice
2017-04-03 19:36
nice
2017-04-03 19:36
#14
 | 
Turkey Kukiv 
Nice
2017-04-03 19:36
cool
2017-04-03 19:36
ez astralis
2017-04-03 19:36
#18
 | 
United States Globebuster 
EZ FOR NA
2017-04-03 19:36
#19
 | 
Croatia nAmeless69 
eZ for FaZe
2017-04-03 19:36
#20
 | 
Portugal dracø 
inb4 astralis skips starSeries s3 finals
2017-04-03 19:36
#22
 | 
Iceland PrTz1 
fnx 27 y/o LUL
2017-04-03 19:39
n1
2017-04-03 19:41
ez for Rickay
2017-04-03 19:45
i think faze will win, but <3 for nip. i need replies btw
2017-04-03 19:48
AdreNGOD
2017-04-03 19:48
#27
 | 
France StickyRice 
NaVi pool 1 LMAO Third world event rigging in favor of third world team :)
2017-04-03 19:48
Na'Vi in the 1st pool? LOL! GONINJAS <3
2017-04-03 19:57
#30
 | 
Lithuania mimfex 
I NEED HYPE, NIP FANS!!!
2017-04-03 19:57
Omg for a second I thought Pool 1 was group 1. That would have been even worse than ESL One Cologne Group D :) Good luck Astralis, FaZe, NiP & G2
2017-04-03 19:58
#32
 | 
United States 76assassin3 
Pool 1>Atlanta Major
2017-04-03 20:03
This is pure discrimination against Pool 4. EDIT: And I'm talking about this post, not how the teams are set.
2017-04-03 20:22
#37
 | 
Moldova OptimusBlyad 
ez StarSeries for fnatic
2017-04-03 20:30
#41
 | 
Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
ez for SK. they will win the tournament after beating Immortals in the final by 2 maps to 1.
2017-04-03 21:03
#43
 | 
Poland zJe 
1-VP 2-NiP 3-SK 4-NAVI
2017-04-03 21:11
JW and Olofmeister will slay this event and fnatic ez top1 Kreygasm
2017-04-03 21:15
#45
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Let's go my Teams we can do it! <3 We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-04-03 21:56
g2 to come last calling it
2017-04-03 22:02
#47
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Poland b000p 
Why 4 shit teams in one pool? None of them deserves to go to the quarters.
2017-04-03 22:03
#58
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Australia JonoMate 
Exactly so they all have one of the hardest matchups in their first game.
2017-04-03 23:27
should be another ez trophy for Astralis
2017-04-03 22:18
CLG looked better online but they'll find a way to lose their pool
2017-04-03 22:51
#53
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Poland mamba99999 
ez for VP and G2.
2017-04-03 22:53
when ? where? who ?what ?why ? basic info needs to be provided
2017-04-03 23:01
You guys forgot Immortals' coach, "zakk"
2017-04-03 23:20
Gl zeus
2017-04-04 00:08
Group of deqth group 1
2017-04-04 03:10
It is a pool not a group. Teams of that pool will face teams from pool 4.
2017-04-04 07:41
is this LAN or OLINE ??
2017-04-04 08:25
LAN in Kiev, Ukraine.
2017-04-04 08:31
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