EL reveals $250k Major final rematch

MIRAA
May 9th, 2017 17:00

ELEAGUE has announced a $250,000 match called 'Clash for Cash: The Rematch', featuring the finalists of the latest Major, Astralis and Virtus.pro.

Scheduled for June 16 at 03:00, 'Clash for Cash: The Rematch' will see ELEAGUE Major finalists Astralis and Virtus.pro face off in Atlanta in a winner-takes-all best-of-three encounter, with $250,000 on offer.

Astralis, the current No1. team in the world, pulled off a reverse sweep against the Polish giants in the final after losing the first map to win their first-ever Major title and earn a $500,000 payout.

Astralis and Virtus.pro will face off in a rematch of the Major final

The match shattered Twitch's viewership record as ELEAGUE's channel had 1.026 million concurrent viewers at one point.

'Clash for Cash: The Rematch' will be aired on TBS as well as on digital platforms Twitch, Youtube and the ELEAGUE Live Game Command.

The announcement of the prize match comes just days after ELEAGUE revealed the first details about its third CS:GO season, starting on September 1.

#1
seized | 
Russia fludsqua 
1 ez
2017-05-09 17:01
#10
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Bosnia and Herzegovina nikokokoko 
lol wat is this shit
2017-05-09 17:02
#56
KRIMZ | 
United Kingdom Randog98 
Astralis being offered shit loads of money to beat an out of form vp hahaha, wtf
2017-05-09 17:03
#88
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World throwing 
out of form or not, they didnt lose to astralis since major, they didnt even to lose to astralis online
2017-05-09 17:07
weren't 2 of their wins (which went into overtime) when device wasn't in, and zonic had to stand in though. I think online results are kinda unaccountable here
2017-05-09 17:36
they got battered 0-4 by faze, and havent been winning much else since
2017-05-09 17:42
Astralis did not win a major, VP lost it. 13-7 and eco [*]
2017-05-09 18:13
#248
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World throwing 
ye I know what you mean, didn't expect from letting astralis come back from as experienced players like vp
2017-05-09 18:16
me after reading your comment youtube.com/watch?v=SMDiy8g3HDs
2017-05-09 19:10
Yeah, but that was astralis playing extremly well an eco round with the clutch of xyp9x was so important. Played bad by de vp side, but astralis played so well the major (vp also but they didnt manage to win)
2017-05-10 07:54
Online means approximately 0. Especially online involving VP. Last summer about a month before they won EL S1, they lost an online BO3 to Penta... Fucking PENTA.
2017-05-09 21:47
It means a little. It means that VP wont be attending ESL Pro League Finals which has the biggest prize pool of any tournament that's not a major this year.
2017-05-10 03:17
#177
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Brazil hunte[R] 
+1
2017-05-09 17:28
This is a great Idea but kind of disappointing. If you have 2 Teams like that and a Prizepool like that you make it Lan But then WHY THE FUCK do you make it 4am CEST And only Best of 3 like wtf You have 2 Teams flying from Europe to Atlanta and let them battle for NA Viewers only for only 3 Hours? Why don't make this 3 Best of 3s where the teams have a day in between to prepare or make it 5 Bo2s on 5 Days or some shit like that For that money the Teams would easily be up for it But one single Bo3 at 4am CEST nice try TBS but fuck off
2017-05-09 18:28
TBS has no reason to accommodate European viewers, stop being an entitled baby.
2017-05-09 19:18
#320
sergej | 
Ireland MP0P 
considering Europe is represented by both teams and NA is not it would be nice to accommodate :P
2017-05-10 00:28
Except that's absolutely irrelevant. Their target demographic will be American viewers. The companies paying money for AD spots will be aiming for American viewers. There's no reason to hold a tournament in America and then cater it to Europeans, if they wanted to do that they'd look for a European venue. Like, I don't complain about matches happening at Majors when they're in Europe and start at 3:00 am, and I have to work the next day. As I said, it's a sense of entitlement that's entirely misplaced and frankly childish. All of this is about business, and trust me there are companies paying a lot of money to advertise to the American crowds during Eleague.
2017-05-10 01:17
agreed
2017-05-09 19:20
#42
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Greenland duedue 
why this vp shitheads are getting so many new chances while they dont give a fuck about everything
2017-05-09 17:03
beacuse vp(polska)=csgo?
2017-05-09 17:59
#297
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Greenland duedue 
choking train from 8-1 and 13-8 if i remember good, totally not deserved to revange
2017-05-09 21:12
faking vp im getting flashbacks
2017-05-09 21:14
#302
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Greenland duedue 
me too, betted on them to win major with odds 9.5 month or smth before start, worst decision ever
2017-05-09 21:15
i had a all in on vp score was like 8-0 surely they will win :DD
2017-05-09 21:16
#309
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Greenland duedue 
i knew that i will lost after they lost to fucking half eco at 13-8
2017-05-09 21:49
#48
zonic | 
Czech Republic DJachym 
ez money for Astralis
2017-05-09 17:03
+1 EL doing charity
2017-05-09 17:12
#2
Jonti | 
Finland MrBean444 
n1
2017-05-09 17:01
#67
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Australia FookenLad 
They just want to give astralis more money.
2017-05-09 17:04
maybe :D :D
2017-05-09 17:04
lol 16-0 x2 for Astralis VP is tier3
2017-05-09 17:01
#4 in the world, yet tier 3? I don't understand you're logic. I do get that they haven't even gotten out of groups in a lot of recent tournaments, but major finalists is still a big achievement.
2017-05-09 17:28
#189
Switzerland BVz 
#4 in a shitty hltv rating, not in the world
2017-05-09 17:31
I mean right now, nobody but the top 3 are better than them. Maybe G2,but on LAN I don't see many teams taking a BO3 on them, at least when they're in form, but they don't seem to give a shit about any tournaments besides really big LANs.
2017-05-09 17:36
Look at pro league, they are second bottom against some t3 EU teams too...
2017-05-09 18:16
VP suck dick online, since when has that not been a thing?
2017-05-09 19:22
Haven't seen them in a BO3 since Vegas. Since that they got wrecked in groups by super teams like Heroic, North, NIP (16-5...), Fnatic (16-2 lul), and that team that lost a BO3 to fucking Misfits. They can 16-0 in every LAN BO3, but it doesn't matter a bit if they can never get to one. Don't see how a 3-6 record in the last 2 LANs is worthy of a #4 in the world. Especially when 2 of their wins were over MVP Project and C9. Their 1 good win was a 16-14 over SK, too bad they got beat 16-2 when they rematched in Starladder.
2017-05-09 22:00
VP AREN'T EVEN TOP 20 LOL
2017-05-10 10:10
lol unbrain
2017-05-09 18:12
#5
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Germany Zaykor 
250k for 1 match lol
2017-05-09 17:01
They have cash to splash
2017-05-09 17:03
#293
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Australia KARMAAAYT 
At least make it Bo5 for $250K... I mean if you can make $250K in 2.5 hours potentially, it's worse than 4.1 potential hours.
2017-05-09 20:30
yea... its pathetic how scene evolved into shit-show with 250k in prizepool... disgusting
2017-05-09 23:36
#6
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France France98123 
WHAT ???? why do this for 2 shit teams FFS i think everyone in the CS scene is doing eveything to help astralis keep their boosted #1 spot, VP is so shit atm ....
2017-05-09 17:03
They have cash to splash
2017-05-09 17:02
Cause those 2 teams were Major finalist noob and they are shit
2017-05-09 17:04
#82
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France France98123 
you damn right they are shit... they only reached majors final cause the rest of the scene were on stand by, doing shufles and using standins : G2,Fnatic,SK,FaZe,NAVI ect...
2017-05-09 17:06
+1
2017-05-09 17:09
#115
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France AraShir0 
I mean G2, fnatic and NaVi are still not top contenders so...
2017-05-09 17:13
#117
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France France98123 
not the point
2017-05-09 17:13
#251
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France AraShir0 
there is always an excuse to discredit the number one team in the world :)
2017-05-09 18:19
#271
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France France98123 
when the excuse is that 90% of the scene we not up to their usual standarts, thats pretty obvious
2017-05-09 19:01
How can you even make such a ridiculous claim? G2, fnatic and Navi haven't been relevant in almost a year (though G2 are improving). SK are still a top 3 team, and Faze were fucking terrible prior to the Karrigan/Niko swap. Like, really. The current Astralis are as good, or better, than those teams in their prime. People don't get that teams fall off due to changes in the game and lack of adaptation.
2017-05-09 19:43
G2 wtf ? French teams fanboy detected , Any top10 team > Envy x100 and G2 x10 ahahahah
2017-05-10 16:31
Dev1ce Is a top5 player , kjaerg0d and dupreeh a top 20.. an xyp9x have a very good level on this year... what is your point ? Astralis totally deserved that major ...
2017-05-10 16:32
Shit teams? Well VP is shit I can agree with that (although you never know when they will just randomly become elite again), but Astralis is a top 3 team. I do agree that if it wasn't for the major which they won without having to face SK and Faze as they stand now, they wouldn't be considered definitively #1. However I think there is still a decent argument that they are #1 even ignoring that major. If you look at the 3 tournaments (Katowice, Starladder, and Sydney) that had Astralis, Faze, and SK all with their current line ups, each team won one. That tells me that they are pretty much even. I personally would call them all tied for #1, but people tend to hate the idea of ties. This event might actually have been interesting if it was something like gfinity (4 team tournament all BO5) with Astralis, SK, Faze and either G2 or VP.
2017-05-09 22:15
#323
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Denmark ChrismPrism 
+1 Gotts go with da results
2017-05-10 01:11
#7
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Sweden Exxet 
ez astralis
2017-05-09 17:01
#8
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Poland txm420 
Lmao
2017-05-09 17:01
#9
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United States Krzyk 
vp lol
2017-05-09 17:01
wtf?
2017-05-09 17:01
#14
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Russia Nikosimus 
WTF n1 EL
2017-05-09 17:01
free money for astralis nice
2017-05-09 17:01
#17
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India StraightEdge 
lol ez 4 astralis
2017-05-09 17:01
Go VP, Faze up ass down #dupreeh
2017-05-09 17:01
#19
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Panama Bill_Bait 
03 am WHEN EUROPEAN TEAMS ARE PLAYING HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA
2017-05-09 17:02
fuuuuuck
2017-05-09 19:21
What the fuck. $250k for one best of 3? So stupid omg
2017-05-09 17:02
They have cash to splash
2017-05-09 17:05
cool that they have a lot of money but wouldn't a 8 team invitational be better then week after ecs
2017-05-09 17:22
ikr... at least make it a best of 5
2017-05-09 17:23
Absolutely dumb, agreed.
2017-05-10 03:14
Even if it was like a fucking 4 team tourney.. I can't even be excited about this.. I hate astralis and VP are horse shit. So THIS SUCKS????
2017-05-10 10:08
WTF ez 250k for astralis lol
2017-05-09 17:02
If VP wins we might as well lock up all the Astralis players on the spot.
2017-05-09 22:19
N1
2017-05-09 17:02
#23
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China L3ViN 
Ezist Cash for Ast¿
2017-05-09 17:02
#24
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Indonesia CoronaHypeZ 
Bo5 pls
2017-05-09 17:02
nice GO VP !
2017-05-09 17:02
Wtf?
2017-05-09 17:02
#27
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
nice
2017-05-09 17:02
ez
2017-05-09 17:02
PogChamp
2017-05-09 17:02
Holy shit thats insane. EDIT: Even though the shitty time for EU, it's still okay as it takes place in June 16th after school/exams for the younger audience, which we all know, is the majority of the viewers.
2017-05-09 17:04
#97
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Greece Swishh_ 
I have a chemistry exam on the 16th lol guess I won't be watching this match
2017-05-09 17:09
I gueess you go to some collage or University? I was talking about regular schools (at least where I live) :p
2017-05-09 17:12
Regular School in France stop in July so the kids will have school here x)
2017-05-09 17:16
Eeh, most of them care about G2 anyways lol. Unless VP magically become good in summer, Astralis will 2-0 anyways.
2017-05-09 17:17
Not sure, I see a lot of vp fans. But yeah if VP play like they do now, no suspense should be easy for Astralis
2017-05-09 17:18
#151
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Greece Swishh_ 
Nah it's actually my last year of school so I give the exams for my high school degree from 11th of May till the 26th and then from the 7th of June till the 16th I take the exams(on greek, chemistry, physics, maths) which will grant me an entry to a uni.
2017-05-09 17:22
Ah okey, well GL and I hope u do them well. Got exams to finish 9th grade next week.
2017-05-09 17:23
#174
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Greece Swishh_ 
Thanks bud you too
2017-05-09 17:27
Tnx mate!
2017-05-09 17:28
#268
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United Kingdom Theodoooore 
I've got that physics exam. Good luck science brother.
2017-05-09 18:54
Oh no you will miss a match between a top team and a team that got beat 16-5 by NIP... might as well quit watching CS:GO now cause it's all downhill after that match.
2017-05-09 22:17
Eleague (TBS) is for Americans anyways. They don't care about EU at all hence the shitty times. EU doesn't make EL any money any ways (or a small amount that they don't care about).
2017-05-09 17:19
Ah yeah, complitely forgot aout TBS money.
2017-05-09 17:20
NICE
2017-05-09 17:02
#32
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Poland disc0mike 
WTF
2017-05-09 17:02
#33
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United Kingdom Lightning_DC 
lol, pretty cool
2017-05-09 17:02
#34
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France Fran6k1D 
wtf
2017-05-09 17:02
#36
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France Meerkat_ 
Why???
2017-05-09 17:02
ez 250k for astralis, rip vp lol they should retire
2017-05-09 17:03
seems really stupid
2017-05-09 17:03
should be SK vs Immortals and higher prize pool
2017-05-09 17:04
that wouldn´t make any sense. I´d rather watch a nice and fair tournament with all the best and deserving teams competing.
2017-05-09 17:07
he was trying to b8 u :P
2017-05-09 17:10
#114
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Brazil Marcola 
xactly
2017-05-09 17:13
yeah 8 team invitational would've been cool instead of a best of 3 between a top 3 team and a team (cant even rank vp at this point lmao)
2017-05-09 17:22
#256
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Finland Emvi 
They've already hosted two 1,5 million dollar seasons of eleague, a major, and they'll host another eleague season this year. I dont get how you people are crying about one extra showmatch
2017-05-09 18:27
Not crying but this resources could be used to make a nice tournament that would be fun for us to watch, and reward who deserves better but instead it will be a boring single match from 2 teams that are not even in a good momemtum.
2017-05-09 18:41
#267
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Finland Emvi 
This is a small fraction of the resources that they've already used and will use in other leagues, this is just an extra fun thing. And current form wont be as big of a factor since they will prepare only for each other, not for a billion different teams.
2017-05-09 18:48
Man it´s not small, it´s bigger than pretty much any tournament prize in the world except by the so desired majors, the dream of every CS player. It´s also half of the prize eleague gave to major winner so if it´s small they should put a prize much bigger than that for the major. A lot of teams are killing themselves to get good results and good prize so that´s just not fair. It´s definetely not small and make no sense at all, it´s like some WWE BS. They already had their reward for the major placement and they did nothing to deserve this.
2017-05-09 19:23
#356
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Finland Emvi 
there has been over 30 250k tournaments, but i dont how thats even relevant. It's a small fraction compared to the money Eleague has already spent, and will spend in cs. Ast and vp worked pretty damn hard to reach the major finals and give the show that they did, so i've got no clue what fairness has to do with anything. It's a damn showmatch. If vp and astralis dont deserve (???) to play one showmatch for fun and money then i dont know who would, sk and imt perhaps?
2017-05-10 14:55
#153
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Brazil lopanBR 
Nice b8
2017-05-09 17:22
250k for 1 match ezmoney
2017-05-09 17:03
damn, ez money for astralis
2017-05-09 17:03
#43
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Poland Mimaaacz 
LOL easiest 250k for Astralis ever
2017-05-09 17:03
lul what, unfair :(
2017-05-09 17:03
#45
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United Arab Emirates jonesnig 
EZ FOR ASSTRALIS
2017-05-09 17:03
#47
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Brazil mth^ 
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW
2017-05-09 17:03
WHY
2017-05-09 17:03
#50
bENNY | 
Europe Naitee 
LOL
2017-05-09 17:03
#52
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
What? Why? Someone is gonna have a heart attack in this match. Believe me.
2017-05-09 17:03
#53
rain | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
looooooooooooooooooooooooooool
2017-05-09 17:03
r u kidding me??? 250k for ONE MATCH??
2017-05-09 17:03
They have cash to splash
2017-05-09 17:04
ELEAGUE is just so fucking rich now.
2017-05-09 17:06
The owner is worth 2.3 billion USD
2017-05-09 17:07
wtf thats some nice money xD
2017-05-09 17:15
still like they want to relive the major clearly fucking have the semis again aswell then, new SK and new fnatic (fnatic good but sk top3) then best teams get to the final astralis vs SK good final there u go cool tournament
2017-05-09 17:30
#57
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United States Chrissao24 
Remember, one year ago this size prize pool was the entirety of the majors.
2017-05-09 17:03
remember in 2012 when this was the prize pool for an entire year all tournaments combined..
2017-05-09 17:06
#221
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Czech Republic Sand0kan 
remember in 234 when money werent a thing
2017-05-09 17:49
#259
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North America Mask_Off 
remember in 9000 B.C. trading elephant tusks for frog skinning?
2017-05-09 18:34
nope, that must be before my time
2017-05-09 22:31
Wtf easiest money of their lives for astralis. 250k for 1 match, insane.
2017-05-09 17:03
That doesn't make any sense.
2017-05-09 17:04
#60
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France Fran6k1D 
Can't they just make another tourney? This match will be shit anyway VP sucks now
2017-05-09 17:04
#61
device | 
United States Jax_xD 
I like it but why B03 instead of B05
2017-05-09 17:04
5-6 hour match + commercials in TV? R U KIDDING ME HIKO?
2017-05-09 19:04
#332
device | 
United States Jax_xD 
True, but like it would go to 5 maps LUL
2017-05-10 05:23
#62
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Brazil The_Legend27 
wtf??
2017-05-09 17:04
They have cash to splash
2017-05-09 17:15
#63
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Romania Tise 
woot ?
2017-05-09 17:04
#64
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Portugal Death_Hack 
ez 4 VP
2017-05-09 17:04
rofl ez money 4 VP
2017-05-09 17:04
if its only one match it should be bo5, imo. But I guess that's less viewer friendly and that's what this is all aobut so I understand their decision.
2017-05-09 17:04
#69
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Poland DizzeyKing 
250k in prizepool but winner take all?
2017-05-09 17:04
#71
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India Reaper1 
Make it worth 250k atleast.. a bo5!
2017-05-09 17:04
What an actual fuck Make it 250 or 0
2017-05-09 17:04
Elegue if you do not know where to put all this money just gimme some:>
2017-05-09 17:05
#77
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Germany ConAction 
omfg 1. BO5 PLEASE!!! 2. My gaawd 250k for one match, one match :o
2017-05-09 17:05
#78
kNgV- | 
Brazil codezera 
basically charity
2017-05-09 17:05
let me guess anders and semmler again ? meh
2017-05-09 17:06
#83
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World bigb1rd 
what a ridiculous match. £50k, maybe even £100k I could understand but 250k for a single match and playing against a team who've been in dreadful form for ages and don't deserve the chance. Surely an invite 4 or 6 team tournament would be more exciting for everyone
2017-05-09 17:07
They have cash to splash
2017-05-09 17:09
What a fantastic idea by EL/Turner sports. Prizefighting at its finest. All aboard. Edit: EL should say fuck it and also have a preliminary card... and bring Don King on board. Polish flag in one hand, Danish in the other.
2017-05-09 17:13
#87
suNny | 
Finland Leksi20 
wtf when u just have money to throw away. Also that starting time and only bo3
2017-05-09 17:07
They have cash to splash. Eleague (TBS) is mainly for American viewers anyways, so they don't really care for EU times.
2017-05-09 17:08
Adding fake matches so astralis era can start xDDD nt CS but u could have used those moneys much better
2017-05-09 17:07
250k for 1 match nice
2017-05-09 17:08
#94
oskar | 
Czech Republic Spirit__ 
Lmao. Free money for Astralis?
2017-05-09 17:09
#95
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World hdlmb 
lmao too ez money for astralis. cool concept tho. wish they were playing against some tier 1 team instead of a tier 10 virtus amateur
2017-05-09 17:09
easier money than envyus at WCG
2017-05-09 17:09
#106
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World throwing 
it was WESG
2017-05-09 17:12
fuck
2017-05-09 17:13
Free win and cash for astralis, gg
2017-05-09 17:10
#101
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World throwing 
EZ revenge for VP btw is it online or offline?
2017-05-09 17:11
#104
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Brazil Marcola 
Lol, "instead of doing a tournament with the best teams lets make something better..... BO3 with virtus premiere and astralis, amazing idea right?"
2017-05-09 17:12
They have cash to splash so why not? Plus they probably don't want to fill up their time slots with CS:GO for 3 days straight. They make more money off their TV shows.
2017-05-09 17:14
Dude can you stop replying "they have cash to splash" to everyone lol
2017-05-09 17:52
+1, what a fucking retard
2017-05-09 20:58
Vp got what they need - motivation. It will not be ez for Astralis.
2017-05-09 17:12
#107
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Poland mamba99999 
...why ?
2017-05-09 17:12
#109
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Brazil LukkasYuki 
Ez cash, VP tier 2 now
2017-05-09 17:12
wow nice, vp.snax have to step up his game to win! current vp form is shit because the lack of snax ;/ Gl to both teams
2017-05-09 17:13
wth is this ? so stupid ..
2017-05-09 17:13
They have cash to splash
2017-05-09 17:13
is this because of the discussion between taz and kjaerbye ? i tought it was over at dreamhack vegas . even if its not about that , still pointless
2017-05-09 17:17
ez money injection for Astralis lol
2017-05-09 17:13
Lul those kids above who write ez for astralis will be surprised a lot.
2017-05-09 17:14
#298
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Germany ssaH 
nt VP fanboy
2017-05-09 21:13
whoa
2017-05-09 17:14
wtf is this.. at least make it a 4 team bracket...
2017-05-09 17:15
Why Virtus Pro? They have been absolutely trash
2017-05-09 17:15
Because they were finalist from the last major and I doubt EL keeps tabs on in and out of form teams.
2017-05-09 17:17
#129
Brollan | 
Sweden LoxXy 
what...? why...? could aswell just give Astralis 250k lol, and where's the fun in two teams getting to play for a winner-takes-all pot? Save the money and add them to the major instead maybe?
2017-05-09 17:16
lol this is such a joke
2017-05-09 17:16
They have cash to splash
2017-05-09 17:17
Free money for Astralis hahahahaha
2017-05-09 17:16
Will be the easiest money Astralis get xD
2017-05-09 17:17
#140
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Russia $CAV 
Eleague if you can give me 1k$, i will make my whole village watch this match, ez 4000 viewers. Contact me.
2017-05-09 17:20
#162
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
eksdeeeee
2017-05-09 17:24
Astralis easy money because VP are shite, then everyone will cream over Astralis because they beat a team of shithouses. Pointless (tournament?) match-up really.
2017-05-09 17:19
ez money for astralis, vp is tier 3 team
2017-05-09 17:19
250k for one match lol
2017-05-09 17:21
3 am? are they mad ?
2017-05-09 17:21
Eleague (TBS) is for Americans. AMerican company for America. They don't care about EU. Times are for American viewers. American's make Eleague money.
2017-05-09 17:23
Like i don't know that LOL
2017-05-09 17:24
Then why are you questioning 3 am? Are they mad? It is actually the smart thing to do.
2017-05-09 17:25
#150
HObbit | 
Spain Alser 
The actual major final was worth $350,000 wtf is this fortune lol
2017-05-09 17:22
Eleague (TBS) owner is worth 2.3 billion USD.
2017-05-09 17:24
That's stupid, shouldn't be that much just for one show-match. Either make a small tournament or either decrease the prize money so that it can be assigned to real LAN tournaments.
2017-05-09 17:22
They have cash to splash so why not? Plus they probably don't want to fill up their time slots with CS:GO for 3 days straight. They make more money off their TV shows.
2017-05-09 17:24
Just because you have loads of cash doesn't mean you should waste them on minor things such as this imo.
2017-05-09 17:29
Maybe they are making a profit? Sponsors pay networks (live TV) massive amounts for ads alone. Plus they are pushing the Eleague name out more in the CS:GO scene and pushing out CS:GO to the public more.
2017-05-09 17:32
Oh it's probable that they'll make a profit, but I do not care about that (even though obviously they do). I care about whether or not it's good for the scene as a whole, and show-matches are pointless for the scene compared to tournaments. On top of that it's like invitational tournaments: it's completely unfair to the teams which are not invited. And here it's not like it's a small amount either.
2017-05-09 17:34
#156
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Poland Marcines 
wow this is amazing
2017-05-09 17:23
i dont feel like that was a dream major final to make a restart with so high prize on the line fnatic-nip, envy-fnatic, navi-luminosity easily, but not this one, lol
2017-05-09 17:23
EL setting this up because they know VP won't make the grand finals again for a real rematch. Even if VP wins, nobody cares, it's not a major.
2017-05-09 17:23
#222
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Czech Republic Kuba! 
Everything is about prize pool not about the major winner title, since VP already has one.
2017-05-09 17:51
#163
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United Kingdom MansNotHot 
The most stupid shit I've ever seen.
2017-05-09 17:24
#166
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United Kingdom leszklaren 
Lets be honest, virtus pro is not on his best so it would be ezpz for astralis unfortunately.
2017-05-09 17:25
Haahah It's like "entertaining us and I'll give you 250k bucks" lul Sounds like a way to wash the betting money
2017-05-09 17:25
#168
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Canada DadaTOUKAY 
The easiest 250k$ Astralis ever got
2017-05-09 17:25
rip VP
2017-05-09 17:25
#171
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Denmark BassA 
lol the easiest 250k astralis will ever recieve, vp is not even in top20 eu anymore hahahahaha
2017-05-09 17:27
hahahahaha
2017-05-09 17:42
1.206 million viewers...
2017-05-09 17:27
Not including people watching on TV
2017-05-09 17:28
1.206 million? you mean 1million
2017-05-09 17:39
Great move by ELEAGUE :-)
2017-05-09 17:28
make a small tournament sk vs faze, astralis vs g2
2017-05-09 17:28
why G2 ffs? better have rematch of last major play offs.
2017-05-09 17:35
#180
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World smash143 
Should just be a wrestling match between pasha vs the entire astralis. I'd pay to see that.
2017-05-09 17:28
nice one
2017-05-09 17:28
#182
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Brazil hunte[R] 
tought would be all majors champions facing each other
2017-05-09 17:28
#184
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
LOLOLOLOL
2017-05-09 17:29
#190
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Turkey solfex 
We all know how VP play when there is huge money so :)
2017-05-09 17:32
250K for one match, L U L
2017-05-09 17:32
I think a BO7 is more relevant in this one. If it's 1 match. let them play all day long.
2017-05-09 17:33
Time is money. Too much time might not be good for them. TBS (Eleague) makes more money on their TV shows.
2017-05-09 17:36
Makes sense yeah. But 1 match, 250k, let them fucking work overtime for it xd
2017-05-09 20:45
#193
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Germany Gloin 
Sick :O
2017-05-09 17:33
#196
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Sweden skyvlan 
ez astralis
2017-05-09 17:35
People calling VP shit are hilarious. They aren't consistent and never really have been. They show up and dominate one event and then the next they come in cold. Just the way it is with VP, but they are far from shit. Don't understand all the complaining, two giants going head to head for big money. More great high level CS for everyone to enjoy. Stop complaining just to complain.
2017-05-09 17:35
Looks like an overkill, but great news anyway
2017-05-09 17:37
#202
sodaH | 
United States HLTVGOD 
NICE TIME EZ ASTRALIS
2017-05-09 17:37
vp gonna win this. They already started training for this match only. Tryhard mode activated
2017-05-09 17:37
#205
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France whitx 
Should be a Bo5 if it's only 1 match ...
2017-05-09 17:39
They hope that this match will be as good as the major final, but it wont
2017-05-09 17:41
New Lambo for papa. Wtf though 3 am...
2017-05-09 17:41
this is LAN, on Atlanta?
2017-05-09 17:41
#210
f0rest | 
Portugal KSED 
Would much rather watch a mini tournament, maybe with 4 teams.
2017-05-09 17:42
wtf?
2017-05-09 17:43
#213
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Europe Neramun 
when the dank arrived @ the eLeague office
2017-05-09 17:43
ez money.. wtf
2017-05-09 17:44
These 2 teams will be super prepared for each other. That it will be a better show than the major. If my english is wrong, sorry
2017-05-09 17:46
fak this shit 250k to 2 teams. fkn nosense
2017-05-09 17:46
#218
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France BigBlarg 
This is so stupid, who came up with this shit?
2017-05-09 17:48
#253
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Finland Emvi 
Why are you crying about an extra match? Like how does your brain work
2017-05-09 18:23
#272
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France BigBlarg 
A rematch for a major final half a year ago? A single BO3? 250k is enough for an entire tournament with the best teams. Plus it's at 3 in the morning for Europe, what a joke.
2017-05-09 19:02
half a year ago? more like 3 months ago
2017-05-09 21:28
#355
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Finland Emvi 
they're doing 1+ million dollar leagues anyway, this is just an extra showmatch
2017-05-10 14:46
#219
EKLN | 
United Kingdom Dave2303 
Eleague: Hey Astralis, want $250k for beating a tier 3 team?
2017-05-09 17:49
well this is gonna be depressing for VP fans
2017-05-09 17:49
#224
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Czech Republic Kuba! 
They already had their revenge in Vegas but why not another one.
2017-05-09 17:52
#225
MODDII | 
Canada uhJake 
Wtf make it bo5 they don't have to do shit and they get ez money, atleast force them to drag it out to 3 maps.
2017-05-09 17:52
And that's how VP go up in ranking. Rigged af 250k for a bo3 when you can hold a hole tournament with it.
2017-05-09 17:55
#245
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Poland sajlent 
r u fckn stupid? one match won't give them that many points 2nd at major 1st at DH Masters this is how VP go up in the ranking
2017-05-09 18:13
Wtf
2017-05-09 17:57
Is this a yoke?
2017-05-09 18:00
CS turning into boxing
2017-05-09 18:01
#231
apEX | 
Brazil XEMBAO 
what a joke, ez money for astralis
2017-05-09 18:02
what de fuck? BO3? At least make it a BO5 or a BO7 spread over 2 days. If not, just let us hype ourselves by giving us a 1v1 show arena of players beforehand. Like its a 250k$ match and if its just gonna be on at 8am for me (fml) I need some hype. A 1v1 arena atleast
2017-05-09 18:04
wtf at least invite like SK and OpTic or some shit (OpTic just because they won one before, and we all know they wouldnt win this time either so dont worry the money wont go to them anyways)
2017-05-09 18:04
#235
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Germany vipitis 
this seems stupid for a single online match. think about how many teams could have funded their lifes for a few months and attend lan with that money. Eleague should have done a development league instead of this.
2017-05-09 18:06
It will obviously be played at LAN.
2017-05-09 18:09
LMAO ahahahahah easiest money of astralis life
2017-05-09 18:06
#237
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United Kingdom Jeremy_Kyle 
lmao eleague putting 250k on 1 match, that has literally no hype, with the best team in the world against a team we haven't seen for 5 months.
2017-05-09 18:07
#238
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Poland Drakon10 
Virtus.pro want to revenge. #gogovp
2017-05-09 18:07
I think this is sick. All you boring nerds crying over nothing
2017-05-09 18:08
#252
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Finland Emvi 
Exactly, it's an extra match that eleague didnt have to do, but they're doing in anyway for the love of the game. 250k for one series, never been done before, I don't get how people can manage to cry and moan about this too. should be the opposite
2017-05-09 18:20
+1
2017-05-09 18:56
#240
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France Dov 
They invite pretty much the biggest names, wouldnt surprise me if it was nip instead of vp lol. VP has to work hard now since nothing for the loser
2017-05-09 18:08
What why?!
2017-05-09 18:10
Wow, respect Eleague ! 250k$ for one match #govp
2017-05-09 18:11
Ok then but they already got their revenge at Vegas winning with embarrassing for danes score 16:3 & 16:4 lmao
2017-05-09 18:14
#250
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Finland Emvi 
That's fucking epic, 250k for one match. Too bad VP hasn't been around for a while, hopefully it'll be a tight match like the final was
2017-05-09 18:16
I'm losing the love I had back in 2014/2015 when I was watching pro matches. Everything is about money. The best teams arent trying at all if the prizepool is under 500k Gj you fucked the game
2017-05-09 18:25
I would rather see a tourn for 16 t3 teams for that cash
2017-05-09 18:27
#257
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
I would prefer SK or Faze than VP but ok
2017-05-09 18:28
#260
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Czech Republic theRaideN 
Astralis vs FaZe would be much better
2017-05-09 18:39
those who are thinking ez 250K for astralis.....remember this....virtus plow will strike ....cuz of 250K$ :)....
2017-05-09 18:39
#263
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Netherlands Darkrain 
I think 50k for one match would be equally interesting..
2017-05-09 18:43
#265
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World shield12345 
40k per player
2017-05-09 18:48
#264
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United Kingdom suge 
Pointless.. 250k would have made for a good tournament in and of itself. See Astralis vs VP twice a month anyway like
2017-05-09 18:45
#266
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Faroe Islands shubaNNN 
so stupid
2017-05-09 18:48
So stupid +1000 It would be better to make a championship with the eight best teams in the world. But if they have money to waste so...
2017-05-09 18:59
this shouldnt exist, final is over
2017-05-09 19:08
#278
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Chile nachooww 
vp tier 3 lol
2017-05-09 19:15
#284
device | 
Israel Aarod 
Who does that? Astralis already won 500K, they would love to get additonal 250K for beating the stuggling VP squad.
2017-05-09 19:25
#285
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Brazil RisenNTC 
LOL I guess they just want to give free money to astralis, vp is trash :)
2017-05-09 19:31
#303
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World throwing 
still better than sk
2017-05-09 21:15
#322
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Brazil RisenNTC 
2/8
2017-05-10 00:43
hahahaha
2017-05-10 07:05
That CS industry is getting more and more of a shame. 250.000$ for a single game between Astralis and a Tier 3 VP. How the fak VP is getting always treated super favorably by event organizers, full sellout 100%, it's getting ridiculous. You can be VP or NiP and play like a Tier 4, event organizers will consider you like the king of the world anyway ... EDIT : if you have money to spend then make that game BO7, 250k$ for a single BO3 is ridiculous. BO7 over 2 days if needed (because people on TV won't watch possibly 7 maps in a day), or at least BO5, but BO3 is as stupid as it can get.
2017-05-09 19:42
why not just make another tournament wtf
2017-05-09 19:45
#304
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World throwing 
because everyone is bored of 2 tournaments every month
2017-05-09 21:16
#289
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Sweden crindz 
250k to win one bo3, that's nice.
2017-05-09 19:45
make it a bo5 pls
2017-05-09 19:59
#291
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Poland zector 
online?
2017-05-09 20:04
So many triggered kids here. Its delicious.
2017-05-09 20:24
LMAO
2017-05-09 20:52
it's retarded they won once so they're entitled to gain more without any competition
2017-05-09 21:13
250k for 1 match? wtf, how much spare money do they have
2017-05-09 21:14
$250K for a single BO3 match? That's a nice meme EL.
2017-05-09 21:26
#318
MiKe | 
Canada Zoey 
What for? I want SK vs FaZe/Astralis
2017-05-10 00:14
#319
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Romania DAX1k 
Maybe play it anywhere else soo we can watch from eu aswell?
2017-05-10 00:27
Nice!!!!
2017-05-10 00:29
what a waste of money vp is trash
2017-05-10 01:41
What a waste... they should make a tournament with that money.
2017-05-10 01:41
#328
fury | 
Brazil LeeeO:9 
easiest money that Astralis will ever earn
2017-05-10 02:39
SOOOO EZ FOR VP !
2017-05-10 03:12
free money for the astralis bois
2017-05-10 05:24
#334
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Brazil VAC0 
wtf... 250k in one match??? please add SK, G2, faze and other team
2017-05-10 05:34
#336
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Brazil VAC0 
will this match be standardized after all the majors or will it depend on which organizations are involved? what about major periods? without standardization, it's easy for the company to simply close the activities with the CSGO in the first non-profit year... or am I wrong?
2017-05-10 06:22
stupid !!!! should be bo3 of bo3
2017-05-10 05:58
why the fk would you do this EL, what a fkin waste and unfair to the others
2017-05-10 07:00
#339
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United States oOMeowthOo 
Nice, can't wait for the music moment.
2017-05-10 07:14
#340
cigan | 
Czech Republic Lueg 
dudududududududu
2017-05-10 07:22
#342
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United States lumpy seal 
ez for VP
2017-05-10 08:07
ok eleague fucked up from now
2017-05-10 08:19
whole pro scene is shit its dead already just making money out of fools. csgo is dead since 2014 every team uses their cheats and cheater pros in association with valve just making money out of it till stupid fanboys getting hyped and cheering for their favorite teams and players. gl brainwashed ones!
2017-05-10 08:25
#345
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Indonesia reez023 
lul virtrash.premier can't even 2-0 Homesent in EPL EZ for Danish powerhouse
2017-05-10 08:34
wtf?
2017-05-10 09:20
American ....
2017-05-10 10:00
#354
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Turkey Mustafa- 
wtf that money for one bo3 match wtF*CK
2017-05-10 14:05
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