seized & s1mple to HTC 2v2

Natus Vincere's Denis "seized" Kostin and Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev are the latest players confirmed for the HTC 2v2 Invitational.

The Na`Vi duo join G2's Richard "shox" Papillon and Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, and Team Secret's Julia "juliano" Kiran and Zainab "zAAz" Turkie in the list of participants for the $50,000 tournament, which will be held from May 13-14 inside PGL's studio, in Bucharest.

Five more duos will be announced by PGL in the coming days. The competition will feature a double-elimination bracket in both the group stage and the playoffs, with the matches being played on two retake maps and one aim map.


s1mple and seized team up for the 2v2 Invitational 

Denis "seized" Kostin took part in last year's 1v1 Invitational, reaching the semi-finals before losing out to eventual champion shox.

Below you can find a provisional list of participants for the tournament:

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
Sweden Julia 'juliano' Kiran
Julia 'juliano' Kiran
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
218
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1069
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Sweden Zainab 'zAAz' Turkie
Zainab 'zAAz' Turkie
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
194
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
two onliners
2017-04-20 18:35
kek
2017-04-20 18:37
0/8
2017-04-20 18:39
0/100500
2017-04-20 19:01
hah
2017-04-20 18:35
#4
Nepal OTAN 
LOL they'll lose to KennyS + Shox
2017-04-20 18:36
LOL they'll lose to zAAz + Juliano
2017-04-20 18:45
#224
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Ethiopia BlackBird101 
+2
2017-04-21 13:27
#232
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Bangladesh drvken 
-3
2017-04-21 17:08
+4
2017-04-23 10:29
yes
2017-04-20 18:35
gl hf
2017-04-20 18:35
#7
Lithuania bez3z 
ez
2017-04-20 18:35
gl
2017-04-20 18:35
#10
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Finland Jardeet 
gl
2017-04-20 18:35
hf
2017-04-20 18:35
#14
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Brazil StupidNigNogs 
gg
2017-04-20 18:35
Nice !
2017-04-20 18:35
#16
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Hungary Bambee 
wow
2017-04-20 18:35
Rip Flamie
2017-04-20 18:35
#220
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
+1
2017-04-21 11:15
ez for olofmeister & dennis
2017-04-20 18:35
#22
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
rip s1mple & Hiko dream
2017-04-20 18:35
#24
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Poland Drunkenstein 
lul
2017-04-20 18:35
roofl why doesnt s1mple go with guardian or flamie or at least edward...
2017-04-20 18:35
#43
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
or Hiko
2017-04-20 18:37
well i presume hes gonna wanna win this shit so no, not "or Hiko".
2017-04-20 18:37
#53
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
Hiko is good enough to replace someone in a 2vs2 tournament, and the relationship between them is really good, so yes "or hiko"
2017-04-20 18:38
do u have autism by any chance?
2017-04-20 18:38
#60
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
because i think that s1mple & Hiko would be a great team? lol
2017-04-20 18:39
autism confirmed
2017-04-20 18:40
#66
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
k
2017-04-20 18:40
"Hiko is good enough to replace someone in a 2vs2 tournament," no he isnt. "and the relationship between them is really good," yeah thats certainly gonna carry them thru in a 2v2. => im suspecting that ur on the autistic spectrum.
2017-04-20 18:40
#76
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
"no he isn't" yes he is. that is my opinion and you can't compare his ratings from a 5vs5 pro-games with his raw skill he will deliver in a 2vs2 tournament, and if you disagree you probably got the asperger syndrome
2017-04-20 18:42
Logic does not apply here in hltv brother. Just give in to the nonsense
2017-04-20 23:47
#204
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
ok, sorry i'm new here
2017-04-21 00:16
#48
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Ukraine CISfan[Guy] 
Seized last year was in semis , in game maybe seized isn't the best but when he remain 1vs1 he take most of them
2017-04-20 18:40
and he would get ass fucked this year by kenny and shox.
2017-04-20 18:39
#69
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Ukraine CISfan[Guy] 
Let's see , I think s1mple and seized must take this
2017-04-20 18:40
Exactly simple is a little bit better than shox at aiming in my opinion. And seized is better with rifles and pistols than kenny
2017-04-20 19:57
#222
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France Lelib 
the s1mple part can be true in some ways, but seized being better than kenny with rifles and pistols? hun hunnnnn
2017-04-21 12:45
Seized beated kenny last year for a reason
2017-04-21 14:13
beated
2017-04-21 22:50
+1
2017-04-22 07:36
#163
REAL | 
Norway strifer- 
didnt siezed beat kennyS last year?
2017-04-20 19:49
#71
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Russia band1 
do you saw flamie actions at htc 1v1?
2017-04-20 18:41
#104
 | 
Kazakhstan stanf1x 
+++
2017-04-20 18:54
#105
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Poland Redrumowy 
flamie is whiny bitch and would rage quit like he did against MICHU in 1v1
2017-04-20 18:54
lul what seized is good flamie doesn't deserve to go there for sure would love to see Guardian tho
2017-04-20 19:49
#177
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
Seized is better than Edward in aim duels and at awping. Edward arguably has better gamesense due to experience. Flamie would have been the best choice though. Guardian isn't the strongest rifler, but then nor is KennyS.
2017-04-20 20:10
come on even his own teammates say that they need to tell edward not to make dumb plays xD pistol god edward has surprisingly good aim. guardian is absolutely nuts with any gun, and flamie in theory at least has one of the nuttiest pistol and rifle accuracies in the entire world. meanwhile seized has pretty much nothing. then again, aim maps are always special, maybe they know hes a god on those. some ppl already said he was in the semis of 1v1 last year so who knows.
2017-04-20 21:07
#27
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Yugoslavia bruco 
shit boii
2017-04-20 18:35
device vs dupreeh inc.
2017-04-20 18:36
nah device and xyp. bookmark this mate ;)
2017-04-20 18:38
(:
2017-04-20 18:38
zonic and gla1ve to victory bois
2017-04-20 18:49
Not sure if Xyp is gonna be there. If hes going its probably with Gla1ve
2017-04-20 19:14
If they are even going. No1 from Astralis were at the 1v1 right?
2017-04-20 20:22
#29
Ukraine foff 
rip s1mple + GuardiaN
2017-04-20 18:36
wtf? s1mple + flamie
2017-04-20 18:36
#31
Xyp9x | 
Romania Old_Guy 
Why not Edward or flamie instead of seized tho
2017-04-20 18:36
maybe they dont want to attempt in it? what i ask why do they invite two of the same team? nationality ok but other players from a different team would be cool
2017-04-20 19:00
#120
Xyp9x | 
Romania Old_Guy 
Tbh you're right
2017-04-20 19:03
#32
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Europe Voy 
Wow, its a very interested tournament
2017-04-20 18:36
why no flamie((
2017-04-20 18:36
#36
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Poland cGev 
Wtf where is Godian?
2017-04-20 18:36
#37
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Poland milioner 
Michu and Szpero incoming
2017-04-20 18:36
#38
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World dddouseddd 
unexpected, still ez for shox and kennys
2017-04-20 18:36
michu+szpero next
2017-04-20 18:36
#40
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United Kingdom AlywOw 
s1mple is going to win
2017-04-20 18:36
#41
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Sri Lanka TheCerkes 
Xantares and calyx maybe
2017-04-20 18:36
N1
2017-04-20 18:37
#51
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Estonia Delan0 
Gl to them. Im so hoping for Rain + Niko though
2017-04-20 18:37
Allu/Kioshima + NiKo sounds better
2017-04-20 18:39
#134
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Estonia Delan0 
Rain is a really smart player but yeah for sure Kio can pull some miracle rounds as well. I dont know about Allu. I am a fan of him but isnt he a bit too passive?
2017-04-20 19:13
they are playing on aim maps mate, didnt you watch it last year?
2017-04-21 07:18
#213
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Estonia Delan0 
Facepalm. I stand corrected.
2017-04-21 08:22
#233
 | 
Bangladesh drvken 
allu is pretty sick with ak
2017-04-21 17:13
And AWP =D
2017-04-22 18:20
#262
 | 
Bangladesh drvken 
yep
2017-04-22 18:48
#167
REAL | 
Norway strifer- 
wut rain is one of the best aimers out there
2017-04-20 19:50
then you really should start watching him play, he almost never performs
2017-04-21 07:18
should have been guardian and seized
2017-04-20 18:38
#56
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Sweden godname 
LUL why are they even doing this tournament with 2vs2 LUL
2017-04-20 18:38
NEXT KKona-moe are you mad ?
2017-04-20 18:39
#67
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Spain akproxx 
zaaz and juliano XDD hope they get 1 round
2017-04-20 18:40
#78
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Turkey OdinA 
hope we can see some good think from them xD
2017-04-20 18:43
s1mple + flamie rip dream
2017-04-20 18:40
#70
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Ukraine gungrave 
seized? not flamie? T_T
2017-04-20 18:41
#225
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Russia Liberast 
he beat flamie on the last htc
2017-04-21 13:32
Rickeh + nahtE
2017-04-20 18:41
styko and zero plz :D
2017-04-20 18:41
That would be sick :P =D
2017-04-22 18:51
#74
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Turkey OdinA 
xantares & calyx
2017-04-20 18:41
XANTARES AND CALYX PLS
2017-04-20 18:43
COX AND TOWA PLS
2017-04-20 18:44
YEA
2017-04-20 18:44
Why not s1mple&flamie ???
2017-04-20 18:45
#84
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
where is xantares and calyx kürdbros
2017-04-20 18:45
SEIZED HAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAXXDDD AXAAX
2017-04-20 18:47
s1mple/flamie better (
2017-04-20 18:47
where is the astralis double D combo? :(
2017-04-20 18:47
#235
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Bangladesh drvken 
dupreeh devvy?
2017-04-21 17:30
#93
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United Kingdom Jemers 
People seem to forget that seized was a great player before the coaching rule
2017-04-20 18:48
exactly under Zeus he was a beast. nowadays he still some great rounds but not consistently.
2017-04-20 19:01
michu/snax
2017-04-20 18:48
#236
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Bangladesh drvken 
pasza
2017-04-21 17:31
#96
LUq | 
Poland dnbk1ng 
ez for zaaz and juliano
2017-04-20 18:50
And where's flamie..?
2017-04-20 18:50
michu + byali plx
2017-04-20 18:50
+1
2017-04-20 18:58
Ocean and Hunden ezaf
2017-04-20 18:51
michu+snax please, do not choose pasha cause we want to win :D
2017-04-20 18:51
#102
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Turkey powergs 
Byali Snax and neo Taz lets go
2017-04-20 18:52
calyx + xantares
2017-04-20 18:54
#106
 | 
Ukraine  Pasha 
gl
2017-04-20 18:55
#108
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Finland jayss 
s1mple flamie would've been sick, flamie is god in aim maps. seized's awp is better though
2017-04-20 18:58
Seized won vs flamie last time. Seized has also won vs s1mple on aim map once :D
2017-04-20 19:03
onliners lul
2017-04-20 19:00
ez for juliano and zaaz <3
2017-04-20 19:00
#116
paz | 
Sweden daboxD 
Calyx and Xantares
2017-04-20 19:01
#121
 | 
Turkey batuengin05 
CALYX AND XANTERES EZ
2017-04-20 19:05
SHox and kennys gonna rekt everyone
2017-04-20 19:07
#242
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Bangladesh drvken 
coldZERA??
2017-04-21 17:44
gob & cyx > gore & PapsT > Blizzard & RomanR > roman & Tixo > Where are the legendary germans? denis & tabseN or nex could be great
2017-04-20 19:07
#129
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Australia StVincent 
nex and tabsen
2017-04-20 19:09
denis is playing lights out since Niko left, he is no more stuck in uncomfortable role it seems. but any of these 3 combos could be great
2017-04-20 19:13
#138
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Australia StVincent 
denis so shit
2017-04-20 19:17
#179
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
nex and TabseN would have a good chance against any other duo in the world imo, both on great form at the moment.
2017-04-20 20:11
cadiaN and Ant1ka
2017-04-20 19:10
shox champion
2017-04-20 19:11
#132
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Turkey HypnoSia 
okey next Rain + Niko !
2017-04-20 19:11
will be fun
2017-04-20 19:11
Xantares and calyx
2017-04-20 19:16
#139
 | 
Chile pr0per 
i would like to see a cross team duo like olof & pasha
2017-04-20 19:17
zaaz/juliano gogo show them xD
2017-04-20 19:17
#141
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Czech Republic thek!ng 
F0REST + GET_RIGHT INC
2017-04-20 19:20
Michu & Mouz or Snax & byali please :)
2017-04-20 19:21
#145
rain | 
Saudi Arabia notsure 
pasha and taz the number one team !
2017-04-20 19:28
they should've gone with GuardiaN and s1mple.
2017-04-20 19:22
+1
2017-04-20 19:37
juliano and zaaz lul xD
2017-04-20 19:28
Xantares and calyx
2017-04-20 19:34
what a fucking joke, s1mple don't rage when this shitnoob will make zero frags
2017-04-20 19:36
#240
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Bangladesh drvken 
lul
2017-04-21 17:36
#152
fer | 
Turkey MaskoN 
EZ 4 JULIANO
2017-04-20 19:37
#153
allu | 
Czech Republic GzzM 
allu + NiKo
2017-04-20 19:37
COLDERA AND FALLEN <3
2017-04-20 19:40
I think only eu... But not confirmed yet
2017-04-20 19:46
Would love to see this +1
2017-04-22 09:22
#158
 | 
Portugal fatheroffive 
why seized!? O_O
2017-04-20 19:44
#246
 | 
Portugal fatheroffive 
23rd of April 2016 seized 0.83 last year worst player ever
2017-04-21 21:31
#247
 | 
Bangladesh drvken 
:,(
2017-04-21 21:40
#160
 | 
Europe KappaKaako 
Seized is the best 2nd option cuz flamie aint comfortable in dis 1v1 shizz
2017-04-20 19:45
#162
 | 
Turkey onuRRRR 
w0xic xantares plsssss
2017-04-20 19:46
#166
 | 
Turkey KacaKTV 
ez seized
2017-04-20 19:49
#169
 | 
Canada hypsipyle 
olof and flusha calyx and xantares niko and rain device dupreeh colzera and fallen i really want to see these guys hope !
2017-04-20 19:53
cold + fer could be better
2017-04-21 10:09
#223
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Canada hypsipyle 
yea maybe true im not following sk recently i just remember how sick fallen is with awp :D
2017-04-21 12:55
#172
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Czech Republic Limacool 
Niko and Oskar please, or Oskar and Styko
2017-04-20 19:57
#174
 | 
Argentina roulettesoad 
zAAz <3
2017-04-20 19:58
Ok, so ill amswer the question "why no flamie" seized beated flamie 1 on 1 last year.
2017-04-20 20:07
ez for s1mple 1vs2
2017-04-20 20:11
RIP Guardian-s1mple
2017-04-20 20:15
S1mple and Niko...why not haha.
2017-04-20 20:21
#237
 | 
Bangladesh drvken 
cuz vodka sucks
2017-04-21 17:32
I thought Seized get kicked from navi
2017-04-20 20:22
#248
 | 
Portugal fatheroffive 
+1
2017-04-21 21:44
#186
FalleN | 
United Kingdom 7hznd 
it should be s1mple with guardian
2017-04-20 20:27
Omfg WHY SEIZED even their new coach andy or however he's named would be better.
2017-04-20 20:46
Papa&Olof 500k viewers EZ
2017-04-20 20:49
CONFIRMED Ropz & Niko CONFIRMED
2017-04-20 20:51
#193
 | 
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
wow! unexpected! Why not Flamie and S1mple? We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-04-20 21:15
#194
 | 
Poland Az1m 
Device + Dupreeh inc
2017-04-20 21:25
#195
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
RIP s1mple + GuardiaN dream
2017-04-20 21:27
flamie > guardian
2017-04-20 22:18
#238
 | 
Bangladesh drvken 
godian much better with awp
2017-04-21 17:34
simple awp>guard awp
2017-04-21 22:28
#252
 | 
Bangladesh drvken 
im talking about godian vs godmie
2017-04-22 07:26
#253
 | 
Bangladesh drvken 
s1mple isn't awper ;-;
2017-04-22 07:27
bad for navi =(
2017-04-22 11:15
#263
 | 
Bangladesh drvken 
agree(
2017-04-22 18:48
zaaz and juliano? why just why?
2017-04-20 21:42
#239
 | 
Bangladesh drvken 
why not
2017-04-21 17:35
Edward and Flamie better riflers than seized
2017-04-20 21:58
Rip duo Navi
2017-04-20 22:07
Who wants to see JW and Flusha?
2017-04-20 22:21
Some new band - The fat boys? -> krimz and olof are much better
2017-04-21 10:23
seized? stay home simpel
2017-04-21 00:19
#234
 | 
Bangladesh drvken 
snax :o
2017-04-21 17:18
we have to get at least one of these: -stewie & autimatic -Olof & Dennis -GTR & F0rest -Pasza & any other VP player
2017-04-21 02:16
SpawN & HeatoN !!
2017-04-21 03:26
#210
 | 
Indonesia DezfanzeR 
BnTeT and somebody plss (tyloo) at least we have someone from asia :)
2017-04-21 06:00
That would be cool! BnTeT is a damn beast!
2017-04-21 08:32
#215
 | 
Indonesia DezfanzeR 
Yea Sure :)
2017-04-21 09:00
oskar + denis inc
2017-04-21 10:15
#221
 | 
Europe MyNameIsWho 
Rip flamie should have been there instead of seized
2017-04-21 11:44
#226
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Russia Liberast 
2017-04-21 13:35
#228
 | 
Spain chanSw0w 
Device +Kjaerbye k0nfig + Magisk l0wel + oskar Niko + Rain Get_right + Forest Olof + Dennis
2017-04-21 15:55
#230
Estonia rYm 
olof + krimz NiKo + ropz
2017-04-21 16:26
*device, loWel, NiKo, rain, GeT_RiGhT, f0rest, olof, dennis
2017-04-22 07:59
#229
Estonia rYm 
flamie + s1mple? BOTseized
2017-04-21 16:25
Pretty sure siezed got really far in the 1v1 invitational
2017-04-22 09:19
#244
 | 
World neomax360 
ZaaZ and Juliano gonna make some damage at that event!
2017-04-21 17:50
#245
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
invite Electronic and Worldedit
2017-04-21 18:59
neo.snax ?
2017-04-21 22:52
Great. Now +stewie2k +autimatic
2017-04-22 09:18
is zaaz turkish wtf?
2017-04-22 10:11
#267
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
Zainab "zAAz" Turkie is a Swedish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and former Counter-Strike: 1.6 player from Lebanon. She is currently playing for Team Secret as the rifler.
2017-04-23 10:36
Turkie that got me
2017-04-23 10:38
Im supporting the grills ofc
2017-04-22 18:54
gl
2017-04-24 23:06
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