HTC 2v2 groups & schedule set

PGL has announced the schedule of its HTC 2v2 invitational, in which 16 players split into teams of two will fight it out in Romania for the lion's share of $50,000.

The tournament will be a quick two-day affair, starting on May 13 and ending May 14, and will feature the likes of Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon and Kenny "⁠kennyS⁠" Schrub, Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard, and Denis "⁠seized⁠" Kostin and Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev, among others.

shox & kennyS will be in Romania

The tournament will feature GSL format groups with upper and lower bracket playoffs. The opening matches and the winners' matches will be played on Saturday, and will be followed by the losers' matches, decider matches, and the playoffs on Sunday. The games will start at 14:00 on Saturday and 10:00 on Sunday.

The groups for the event will be (roll over the team names to see the lineup):

Group A Group B
Europe FaZe Europe Envy
Sweden Secret fe France G2
CIS Natus Vincere Denmark Heroic
Denmark North Turkey Space Soldiers

And here is the schedule for both days:

Saturday, May 13
14:00 Europe FaZe vs. CIS Natus Vincere
15:00 Denmark North vs. Sweden Secret fe
16:00 Europe Envy vs. Denmark Heroic
17:00 France G2 vs. Turkey Space Soldiers
18:00 Group A - Upper Bracket Final 
19:00 Group B - Upper Bracket Final
     
Sunday, May 14
10:00 Group A - Elimination Match
11:00 Group B - Elimination Match
12:00 Group A - Decider Match
13:00 Group B - Decider Match
15:00 Semifinal 1
16:00 Semifinal 2
17:00 Upper Bracket Final
18:00 Elimination Match
19:00 Lower Bracket Final
20:00 Grand Final
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1081
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.66
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
919
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
601
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
576
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.69
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
559
KPR:
0.84
DPR:
0.70
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1038
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
#1
mason | 
Tunisia mason~
ez 4 space soldiers
2017-05-10 19:24
14 replies
Yes very nice
2017-05-10 19:24
6 replies
No NA PLAYERS , WELL ... WE ALL KNOW SK IS #1 , IMT #2 , LG #3 AND CLOUD 9 #4
2017-05-10 19:26
5 replies
RIP BOT SPACE SOLDIERS LUL
2017-05-11 12:04
#148
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United States stotte
This is a weird list given you put three SA teams in the first three and a NA team in fourth place. Is it an SA list or an NA list?
2017-05-12 07:55
3 replies
they are the best teams in the world listed in their current correct position
2017-05-12 19:33
2 replies
#160
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United States stotte
Cloud9 wouldn't be #4 even on a good day
2017-05-12 22:22
1 reply
cloud9 would barely make #14 on a good day
2017-05-13 11:43
#11
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Bosnia and Herzegovina nikokokoko
Lmao rip secret
2017-05-10 19:24
3 replies
they'll rekt north then lose all the other games
2017-05-11 00:48
2 replies
they will rekt navi 2-0 and north 2-1
2017-05-11 03:15
1 reply
can confirm
2017-05-12 04:50
so ez by scream
2017-05-11 01:12
#131
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India m1sTak333
2EZ4SecretFe...
2017-05-11 09:56
shox and xantares battled last 1 v 1
2017-05-13 03:26
nice :D ez4niko from EZaF
2017-05-10 19:24
#4
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Russia YsvLive
ez Faze
2017-05-10 19:24
no na player wow, htc knows eu would get rekted Faze ez's navi since seized sux North barely beats secret fe losing rifles to them and gets LUL'd a lot happy baits scream and nv ez's heroic Spaces upset g2 faze ez's north secret fe eliminate navi nv beat spaces g2 eliminate heroic g2 beat spaces 2nd try secret fe beat north 2nd try faze ez secret fe nv barely beat g2 faze barely beat nv, win tournament edit: nvm its lower upper bracket not comitting to predicting this
2017-05-10 19:29
1 reply
w t f
2017-05-12 19:50
ez
2017-05-10 19:24
2 replies
nah, shoulda been s1mple/flamie instead
2017-05-11 04:02
1 reply
or GuardiaN / s1mple
2017-05-11 11:40
ez secret
2017-05-10 19:24
Ez 4 FaZe
2017-05-10 19:24
#10
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North America AVK_
Secret fe LUL
2017-05-10 19:24
1 reply
Aizy going to choke
2017-05-10 19:27
#12
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France Static2k
ez kennyshox
2017-05-10 19:24
1 reply
#84
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Brazil coldzao2
easy calyxantares
2017-05-10 21:45
07:00 09:40 10:50 what?
2017-05-10 19:24
#14
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Brazil PedroCSGO
juliano and zaaz? lol cringe
2017-05-10 19:24
Ez clayXantares
2017-05-10 19:26
#17
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Denmark moosp
North!!
2017-05-10 19:25
#18
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Brazil DooteR_
ez for Secret fe
2017-05-10 19:26
I dont understand why ss? Theyre shit. Why not mouz
2017-05-10 19:26
4 replies
Who from mouz tell me calyx and xantares best riflers,from mouz oskar only can play good.
2017-05-10 20:00
1 reply
Actually everyone on mouz has good aim but especially lowel and ropz
2017-05-10 20:22
lol ss has a good aim Xantares and calyx carrys all the time
2017-05-10 20:15
because they're afraid of mouz
2017-05-11 08:42
#22
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France Fran6k1D
17:00 Upper Bracket Final 18:00 Elimination Match 19:00 Lower Bracket Final what is this?
2017-05-10 19:28
#23
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France t3r4byt3
nV with an EU flag, strange to see tbh
2017-05-10 19:28
HLTV will live from romania ?
2017-05-10 19:29
1 reply
yup
2017-05-10 20:40
ez for VActares
2017-05-10 19:30
EZ 4 Secret fe
2017-05-10 19:30
#28
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Other ToRu
ez 4 Faze
2017-05-10 19:33
#29
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Austria SplasJ
North gonna fuck those Grills
2017-05-10 19:34
#31
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France G2_shox
ez for kennyShox
2017-05-10 19:35
2 replies
bodyy > shox
2017-05-11 08:43
ez for CalyXantares
2017-05-11 13:51
don't mess it up this time north
2017-05-10 19:35
ez money! no cadian to lose, no fun! We are the champions! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-05-10 19:37
#34
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Spain Alser
wtf is this schedule hltv you messed up
2017-05-10 19:38
#35
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Finland pikkuben@
North getting easy opponents,so that they can atleast get out of groups...considering what happened at sydney
2017-05-10 19:39
ez zAAz
2017-05-10 19:40
#38
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Denmark reflec
will they be playing aztec?
2017-05-10 19:44
Ez for G2.
2017-05-10 19:45
what maps will be played? I mean classic maps or aim maps?
2017-05-10 19:46
2 replies
retake
2017-05-10 20:33
1 reply
really? would be nice.
2017-05-10 20:35
hfhf, welcome to Romania!
2017-05-10 19:49
cajunB vs zAAz? I am not sure on rifles. Maybe aizy can carry cajunB on rifles and cajunB goes god mode on pistol and awp
2017-05-10 19:49
4 replies
its not like its retake not fucking aim
2017-05-10 20:32
3 replies
on a serious note, never played 2v2 retake server. ALways 3v3. Played in a hellalot 2v2 arenas. awp_hotel is a shitfest
2017-05-10 20:34
2 replies
rain and niko holding site )) EAZ
2017-05-10 20:34
1 reply
niko doing anything=ez
2017-05-10 20:35
-north +vp
2017-05-10 19:50
#45
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Argentina djdez22
eZ katka niko & rain
2017-05-10 19:51
GG ez Faze
2017-05-10 19:59
G2 or FaZe will win
2017-05-10 20:01
North vs Secret fe easy for Secret fe #FUCKNORTH #RIPCADIAN
2017-05-10 20:01
#51
COLON | 
United States MAY0
Don't underestimate SS
2017-05-10 20:02
ez faze
2017-05-10 20:02
#53
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Bulgaria MaestroGOD
Can we bet on this here on hltv?
2017-05-10 20:06
shox: xantares horror story
2017-05-10 20:12
Denis "seized" Kostin? wtf? why not flamie?
2017-05-10 20:13
1 reply
Seized is decent, when he isnt IGLing
2017-05-11 00:09
lets gooo
2017-05-10 20:19
#61
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
rip juliano and zaaz
2017-05-10 20:22
#65
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Czech Republic thek!ng
No GTR and f0rest?
2017-05-10 20:29
4 replies
tier4 teams not included
2017-05-10 23:36
3 replies
lul
2017-05-11 04:29
#127
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Czech Republic thek!ng
But this is the most iconic duo of CS
2017-05-11 08:51
1 reply
And one of the weakest nowadays
2017-05-13 11:27
#73
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Portugal mrsc
faze will probably lose. rain is a great player no doubt there but not exactly an aimstar
2017-05-10 20:37
1 reply
Are you fucking kidding me??? He is the best hs ratio in the world lately
2017-05-11 09:41
#75
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Turkey Burh4n
fuck. g2 vs ss so hard.
2017-05-10 20:41
#76
fer | 
Turkey MaskoN
Camper shox vs xantares again xD
2017-05-10 20:53
thats so fcking stupid.. lol
2017-05-10 20:58
ez for XANTARES
2017-05-10 21:04
ez for FAZE
2017-05-10 21:23
#83
JW | 
Sweden JW_top1
easy for juliano
2017-05-10 21:39
#85
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Brazil agosho
ez 4 niko
2017-05-10 21:50
ez juliano and zaaz
2017-05-10 22:00
1 reply
final vs CajunB my man
2017-05-11 01:35
#87
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African Union Nors3
LaL
2017-05-10 22:02
secret fe ez no wins
2017-05-10 22:15
damn secret fe got worst team and they have actually chance to win something :-(
2017-05-10 22:33
#92
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Turkey onuRRRR
ooo camper camper. shox
2017-05-10 22:44
2 replies
what u mean lol
2017-05-11 13:32
1 reply
I bet that most probable winners will lose first and probably secret fe or space soldiers will win it.
2017-05-10 23:04
No Asian duo, no party. Shit event lol.
2017-05-11 02:12
1 reply
#133
rain | 
Norway apx-
Space Soldiers?
2017-05-11 10:27
EZ 4 XANTARES
2017-05-11 04:20
faze
2017-05-11 04:25
ez for Faze
2017-05-11 04:27
ez for space soldiers
2017-05-11 05:32
#113
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Indonesia DezfanzeR
No BnTeT no party <3 xD
2017-05-11 05:39
Cloud9 with Autimatic & Stewie2k would have been nice tho.
2017-05-11 05:43
#117
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Poland zJe
EZ CALYX&XANTARES
2017-05-11 06:27
Inb4 secret fe wins the opening match against North and cajunb will retire after the embarrassment
2017-05-11 06:34
Why they put secret here, girls said themselves that they have a "physical disadvantage".. surely they will have like 1 map given to them in each match for handicap?
2017-05-11 06:43
1 reply
Physical advantage being that girls cant think with their dick
2017-05-11 06:44
Ez for Zeynep "zAAz" Turkiye xD
2017-05-11 06:46
Why are they representing their organisation? Why not like the last time?
2017-05-11 08:18
1 reply
Ehh last time it was a 1v1. Would be cool to see shox&ScreaM compete together here tho ^^ even tho they prob wouldnt want to play together after recent events
2017-05-12 14:02
ez CalyXantares
2017-05-11 08:51
ez XANTARES
2017-05-11 09:32
go CalyXantares
2017-05-11 09:48
guus.what maps will be play? only aim or original too?
2017-05-11 09:58
2 replies
2 retake and one aim map
2017-05-11 10:43
1 reply
ty
2017-05-11 10:44
ez for grills
2017-05-11 12:04
Hope for cosmeen and Xellow from NEXUS to be invited for the next one , those 2 guys have insane aim and potential .
2017-05-11 13:47
1 reply
#155
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Austria SplasJ
Who? XD
2017-05-12 14:29
Ez NaVi
2017-05-11 18:23
Gonna be interesting
2017-05-11 23:14
obviously going to be faze or g2 to win
2017-05-12 06:04
#149
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United States stotte
I like how they'd invite a female team before they invite an NA team
2017-05-12 07:57
2 replies
well thats the answer even female EU scene > NA entire scene LUL
2017-05-12 09:27
1 reply
#153
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United States stotte
Perhaps
2017-05-12 12:37
I hope envyus can win
2017-05-12 09:14
Rain and NiKo? Lol good luck to the other teams
2017-05-12 21:45
secret fe XDDDDDDDD woman stop being delusional, you win nothin
2017-05-13 00:48
kennyshox ggez
2017-05-13 10:37
where is stream?
2017-05-13 12:06
2 replies
twitch.tv/htc not started yet
2017-05-13 12:15
1 reply
ty, starts in ~2 hours
2017-05-13 12:15
stream?
2017-05-13 12:14
1 reply
HTC in twitch 2.44 left for the first game so channel will be live in 2 hours
2017-05-13 12:17
#171
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Germany jonko
Germany? Poland? wtf
2017-05-13 14:09
retakes ayyylmaoooo
2017-05-13 14:10
ez for sweden.
2017-05-13 14:43
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