Winners and losers of PGL Major Krakow

MIRAA
July 25th, 2017 21:30

PGL Major Krakow came to an end on Sunday with Gambit lifting the trophy after beating Immortals in the final. Read on as we recap the event and take a look at the winners and losers of the tournament.

The Major began with the semi-randomised Swiss stage, which brought a wild batch of upsets, the first of which being FaZe, the No.2 team in the world, being sent packing after just three matches, with Natus Vincere following suit.

G2 and Cloud9, who were ranked fourth and fifth in the world, respectively, also could not make it to the playoffs, which had two surprising high seeds in the form of BIG and Gambit.

The second Major of 2017 is now behind us

The knockout stages began with a mouth-watering clash between SK and Astralis, which turned out to be a one-sided affair as the Danes ran out 2-0 victors. Gambit and Virtus.pro moved past fnatic and North, respectively, also on two maps, while Immortals had to work hard to fend off the threat of BIG.

In the semi-finals, Gambit overcame Astralis' challenge in a three-map thriller, while Immortals dismantled Virtus.pro in front of a crowd largely made up of Polish fans. The title decider saw Immortals take the lead following a comprehensive 16-4 victory on Cobblestone. Gambit then equalised the match by winning Train before sealing the deal on Inferno.

Best maps
Swiss group stage Map (VOD)  Stage
Europe mousesports 1915 Europe FaZe  Train 0-1 pool
Brazil SK 168  Denmark Astralis Inferno 1-0 pool
Denmark Astralis  1614 Sweden fnatic Nuke 1-1 pool
Germany BIG 1614 Brazil SK Inferno 2-0 pool
Denmark North 1614 Poland Virtus.pro Mirage 2-1 pool
         
Playoffs
Brazil Immortals 1614 Germany BIG Train Quarter-finals (Map 3)
Kazakhstan Gambit 1612 Denmark Astralis Train Semi-finals (Map 3)
Kazakhstan Gambit 1611 Brazil Immortals Train Grand final (Map 2) 
 
 
Winners

Gambit

It would be impossible to look at the winners from the Major without looking at Gambit first. After winning some smaller events, the Kazakh team defied the odds and topped the biggest competition on the planet after an intensive practice regime that saw every player put in well over 100 hours of practice in the two weeks leading up to the tournament. Gambit’s journey becomes even more interesting if you consider that the team had lost "every online match and practice" before the Major, according to Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov, only to ramp up their performances when and where it mattered most.

The 16-6 thrashing of G2 in the second round of the Swiss stage had raised eyebrows, but it was only when Gambit defeated fnatic in the quarter-finals, this way getting their revenge on the Swedes for the defeats at ESL One Cologne 2016 and at the ELEAGUE Major, that the community truly saw the dark horse potential of the Kazakh team.

Gambit move up to fourth in the ranking after winning the Major

Gambit's ability to crank up the pressure against Astralis on Train at 13-12 was a testament to the team’s capacity to dictate the pace of the games in Krakow, whether they needed to go all-out or be a bit more cerebral. They put in all-round performances throughout the event, with the biggest surprise being Rustem "mou" Telepov. The 25-year-old had shown too many flaws to be genuinely considered a top AWPer, but in Krakow he punched above his weight and acquitted himself really well, averaging a 1.14 Rating and totaling 116 AWP kills, only losing out to Henrique "HEN1" Teles’s 129.

It is hard not to feel happy for Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko, who had promised that he would not stop until he won a Major, but also for Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev. The Kazakh veteran is at the peak of his career at the age of 27, almost 12 years after he played his first international final, against Team 3D at WCG 2005. There is definitely something special about Gambit. Let’s just hope that the upcoming roster changes in Na`Vi will not ruin that.

Immortals

Reaching the final of a Major is no small feat, but doing so the first time you attend an event of this caliber makes it all the more impressive. Immortals’ success story becomes even more interesting if you remember that, at the start of the month, the Brazilians had barely made it out of the Main Qualifier, where at one point they were standing on the edge of a cliff, facing elimination against GODSENT.

Perhaps that sensational comeback changed something in the Brazilian team. It is a fact that Immortals’ did not have the hardest of routes to the playoffs, beating three teams who were unable to make it past the Swiss stage, but doubts about their merit were erased once they dismantled Virtus.pro in front of a Polish crowd.

Immortals are finally finding their own recipe for success

Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe played really well in Immortals' double AWP setup, while HEN1 improved significantly as the tournament went on. Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles, too, had moments of brilliance, even though he fell off the pace in the final two maps of the final, where the team struggled to keep up with Gambit’s pace.

Stepping out of SK‘s shadow is a huge success for Immortals. The future looks bright for the Brazilian team, but they will still have to work hard to be less emotional during matches. Immortals’ passion makes them one of the most interesting teams to watch, but as coach Rafael "zakk" Fernandes pointed out, it leads to inconsistency, which remains one of their biggest flaws.

Virtus.pro

Heading into the Major, no-one really knew what to expect from Virtus.pro, following a terrible slump in form that had thrown  the team’s future into doubt. But as the event came to an end, the Polish players were all smiles as they had proved that they were not quite done yet and that there was still some fight left in them – even if they had been simply outclassed by Immortals in the semi-finals.

Perhaps more important than the results in Krakow is the fact that Virtus.pro’s players were able to find a way to have a proper bootcamp ahead of the event and work as a unit to overcome adversity. Reaching the semi-finals at the Major has given the Poles one more chance, which is a lot for a team that had looked all but dead before the event.

Virtus.pro left the Major through the front door

With Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski taking over as ingame leader, it was very important to see Paweł "byali" Bieliński and Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski step up and provide big numbers. It is too early to say that Virtus.pro are out of the woods, but the Major has given them plenty of breathing room. Like a cat, they have used up one more life. Just how many more do they have left?

BIG

BIG were the surprise package of the Major, securing a top-eight finish at their very first tier-one event, which is a huge accomplishment for a team created only at the start of the year.

Critics will say that BIG were a one-trick pony, having survived the Swiss stage by playing Inferno only and by abusing the "crouch jump" bug in the matches against FaZe and Cloud9. However, the way in which they beat SK in the next match and made Immortals work hard to get the victory in the quarter-finals shows that there is a lot more to the Germans that one favourable map and that Fatih "gob b" Dayik had plenty of tricks up his sleeve before the event.

'god b' led BIG to the playoffs

The 30-year-old has been praised for his ability to read opponents and to find new strategies, and he surely is helping to make veteran ingame leaders look 'sexy' again. Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz and Johannes "nex" Maget both put in big numbers, with Kevin "keev" Bartholomäus also holding his own with the AWP, even in tight situations.

There were plenty of positives for BIG to take from the Major. They are currently ranked 14th in the world and clearly look a strong contender for the final events of the year.

Losers

FaZe

Ahead of the PGL Major Krakow, everyone had high expectations for FaZe, who had made four grand finals in a row until two weeks before the big finale of the season in Poland, when Finn "karrigan" Andersen's squad finished third-fourth at ESL One Cologne following a loss to SK in the semis.

It all came crashing down in Poland, where the European squad went 0-3 and bombed out in the group stage, failing to beat BIG, mousesports, and FlipSid3, three teams that weren't favored to make it out from the group stage by any means — and two of them didn't.

FaZe went out 0-3 in Krakow

It's easy to point fingers at the underperforming players and assume that's the main reason for FaZe's disappointing campaign. Only three of FaZe's players turned up at the Major — Nikola "NiKo" Kovač, Håvard "rain" Nygaard, and Aleksi "allu" Jalli made a solid effort, but it was a no-show for karrigan and Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey, who finished the tournament with 0.62 and 0.61 ratings, respectively.

However, it's also possible that FaZe simply underestimated the group stage and figured they wouldn't have to bring their A game to advance as we saw their players overextend and take unnecessary duels time and time again.

What this run means for the European side is unclear. After all, this was FaZe's first group stage exit with this lineup. After the off-season comes to an end, in three weeks, we'll know for sure whether they came to the conclusion that their mistakes are fixable or decided to change the roster again.

Na`Vi

After disappointing runs at DreamHack Open Tours and ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals, Denis "seized" Kostin's squad seemed to be on the right track with a good run in Cologne, where they defeated G2 in the quarter-finals before losing a tight series to Cloud9.

And yet, at the PGL Major, Natus Vincere only managed one win throughout the Swiss group stage, against a clear underdog in FlipSid3, with the losses to G2, Immortals, and fnatic putting an end to their three-year long Legends status.

Na`Vi will soon undergo changes

The CIS-based team has acknowledged that changes are indeed necessary after a year-long struggle with their current lineup, although there is little confirmation as to who will be on the chopping block.

seized, who was forced to take over leadership after Valve's coaching ruling, seems like the prime candidate at the moment, although there are few in-game leaders available, given it would likely have to be a Russian speaker. We'll get our answer soon enough, as Na`Vi only have about three weeks to come up with a solution before the ESL Pro League roster lock kicks in.

G2

The Frenchmen were largely expected to at least make playoffs at PGL Major Krakow, but their players will have to prolong their excruciating wait for the all-important Legends status a bit more.

G2 only won two tight matches against two teams that ended up missing out on the playoffs (16-14 against Natus Vincere and 19-17 against Cloud9) while losing to three teams that clinched a spot in the end, Gambit, Astralis, and fnatic, in convincing fashion.

G2 continue to blow hot and cold

As Richard "shox" Papillon put in our interview, G2 simply didn't bring the level that was necessary to do well at the Major, and they'll have to go back to the drawing board and come back with a fresh mind after the off-season ends.

Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
885
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1371
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1384
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1237
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
566
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
926
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Brazil Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
94
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
988
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1145
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1305
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Germany Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäus
Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäus
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
594
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
363
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1375
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
634
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
633
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1242
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1014
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1371
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1567
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
#1
D0cC | 
Turkey CHAMPTZ 
#FaZeDown
2017-07-25 21:49
#12
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Nepal TYZ4 
Winner Gambit Loser everyone else
2017-07-25 21:45
Immortals where good this major and deserve winners same with vp and big
2017-07-25 21:47
Faze 0-3 FeelsBadMan
2017-07-25 21:53
indeed xD
2017-07-25 22:45
BENCH EDWARD PLS TY
2017-07-26 08:25
#66
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Croatia strazarNTC 
It's ok, my friend. FaZe will come back eventually strong as they were prior to the major; ez katka.
2017-07-26 00:33
FaZe is just bunch of clowns
2017-08-05 13:39
#78
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Australia NotSoMLG 
#FazeTier5
2017-07-26 03:03
#39
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
Astralis should be an intermediate, they won against SK proving that they're still capable of being the best but then lost to Gambit, if mou doesn't win that overpass game for their team then Astralis would've won their 2nd major.
2017-07-25 22:00
#53
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Poland Millka 
if, if, if... if mou wouldnt carry on overpass then hobbit, mou, adren or dosia would have did it... astralis are definitely losers cause they were massive favourites.
2017-07-25 22:52
#54
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
Someone is mad.
2017-07-25 22:53
Teamplay is when you have 4 guys, that can step up, when you cant hit shots. Ideal team is when each of ur teammates have average 20% chance of going completely beast, thus letting you win 100% of games.
2017-07-26 13:26
#129
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World Dingospo 
Wow...the % does not work as you think it does. 5 20%chances dont come even close to a 100% haha
2017-08-03 15:27
#79
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Slovakia DLG Inspire 
Well they did come here ranked 3 and made it better than the top2,also beating SK shows they are still good. Astralis is for sure not a loser in this one,unfortunate game aganist GMB
2017-07-26 03:12
#122
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Germany Fabbsen 
Losers?They Made it to semis xD If they would've failed groupstage like FaZe yo u could say it
2017-07-26 16:43
astralis won vs sk who where the favourites for the major so i'd say that makes them a winner more then intermediate . And mou stepping up for gambit on overpass vs astralis is a quality of a good team. You have the two stars who will always show up ( adren and hobbit ) and then the third star who can show up at any map and carry it for his team and is good half the time (mou) then the player who's a role player but also can be incredibly explosive and carry his team even when adren and hobbit aren't performing (Dosia) and the brain of the team (Zeus)
2017-07-26 11:55
I feel like kids like you don't get the point if these threads
2017-07-26 01:29
#98
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Nepal TYZ4 
I feel reaching the final is nothing to celebrate. The finalist is the first loser.
2017-07-26 09:04
This major was crazy.
2017-07-25 21:45
#104
elemeNt | 
Russia G0A1L 
+ #FaZeDOWN #AssUP
2017-07-26 11:00
sigh
2017-07-25 21:44
Interesting article!
2017-07-25 21:45
#5
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Turkey yasinavsar 
2ez4XGOD
2017-07-25 21:45
#9
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
Excited for the CIS shuffle
2017-07-25 21:44
#11
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Germany AYEON 
nice
2017-07-25 21:45
#15
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Turkey CamelotzZz 
U guys forgot SK
2017-07-25 21:45
#36
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Brazil plc_junkeR 
They pretty much stay the same. They didn't lose to some tier 3 team in the playoffs. It could have gone either way
2017-07-25 21:58
#37
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Turkey CamelotzZz 
I really expect them to go Final and was waiting for SK vs. VP final tho but Gambit vs SK would be really cool to see aswell like early final
2017-07-25 21:59
#71
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Brazil Nimenz 
Unfortunately this format showed how bad it can be making the 1st and 2nd best teams to face each other in quarter-finals.
2017-07-26 01:21
The same could have happened with the old system if one of the teams finished 1st and the other 2nd in their groups, literally no difference
2017-07-26 07:43
#92
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Guatemala feerzein21 
what is wrong with that? if they meet in quarters one of them will lose, if they meet in final one of them will lose. Stop thinking that top 1 and top 2 can meet only in finals, that is retarded
2017-07-26 08:22
+1 starting from 2013 everyone is blaming groups, system, and everything when their favourtie team is losing. And doesnt matter which system we use, there will still be some idiots saying, that their favourite team lost because of rigged system. Face the truth. SK Lost. They lost, because they were not prepared as well as Astralis. Astralis lost, because they were not prepared as well as Gambit.
2017-07-26 13:47
#116
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Iceland falsol 
And immortals went to finals how? By being prepared?
2017-07-26 13:54
#118
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Brazil plc_junkeR 
Beating their opponents
2017-07-26 14:32
#120
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Guatemala feerzein21 
+1 and they beated'em because they were prepared :))
2017-07-26 14:57
clearly they were prepared because they didn't fuck up like most of the "favourites"
2017-07-27 05:31
+1
2017-08-06 17:21
#19
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World WestSideDude 
Sick article by MIRAA, gonna read it.
2017-07-25 21:45
#21
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Finland wrath|EZ4ENCE 
Kazakhstan Gambit 19- 11 Brazil Immortals Train Grand final (Map 2) not sure if 19-11 or not
2017-07-25 21:46
Friendship with Astralis,SK and FaZe ended. Gambit, IMT and VP are my best friends now
2017-07-25 21:46
#23
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Sweden godname 
SO FUN See FAZE ON THE NEXT MAJOR QUALIFE
2017-07-25 21:46
Next major quals hottest? G2 Faze NaVi NiP EnVyUs Penta Cloud9 Liquid Optic Mouz
2017-07-26 13:51
Major qualifier will be better than the actual major.
2017-07-27 09:28
#26
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Brazil superior_dna 
SK still number 1 for the sadness of our haters =)
2017-07-25 21:48
GAMBIT VS IMMORTALS INFERNO WAS THE CORE AND BEST MAP! SO many clutches and DOSIA IQ 200 nade was op! So i dont agree with this shit yadunknow free the team locked up!
2017-07-25 21:50
#99
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Russia xavikz 
+1
2017-07-26 09:06
Winners: Gambit Losers: the others
2017-07-25 21:50
#33
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Germany PcPrincipal68 
EZ FOR BIG
2017-07-25 21:53
FAZEUP
2017-07-25 21:54
#35
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Israel raaVz 
ez 4 x GODosia
2017-07-25 21:57
faze and g2 tho :>
2017-07-25 21:59
#40
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Brazil Collee 
SK and Astralis were losers as well, pretty much everyone expected one them to win, couldn't even reach the finals lul. But the biggest loser is FaZe
2017-07-25 22:02
ez for astralis #1 team of all time #ASTRALISERA #RUNDEVICE #ToTheStars
2017-07-25 22:06
#49
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Russia AR4ER 
Gambit!
2017-07-25 22:38
MIRAA is my favourite writer at HLTV!
2017-07-25 22:43
<3 you are my favourite Russian user who corrects grammar
2017-07-25 22:57
winners: gambit losers: immortals astralis sk vp fnatic navi north faze mouz g2 big c9 penta vega f3
2017-07-25 22:50
ty sherlock
2017-07-26 00:50
NAVI, NIP, FAZE, G2, C9, LIQUID, OPTIC...Next major qualify will not be easy! lol
2017-07-25 22:56
#70
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Canada gritabit 
Who said anything about NiP? Kappa
2017-07-26 01:07
NiP looks good with REZ
2017-07-26 14:21
#57
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Germany Tunio 
SK lost for sure
2017-07-25 22:58
They went against Astralis which the site likes but SK still made playoffs
2017-07-26 02:11
#58
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Germany Spectrater 
VP as a winner, what a fucking joke.
2017-07-25 23:13
#59
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Brazil IguiN 
+1
2017-07-25 23:15
#65
PAGO | 
Poland Karmowski 
no SK, cry is free
2017-07-26 00:06
Ignore haters. VP performed way better than expected
2017-07-26 02:11
What do you mean? From their form prior to the event, they should've gone out 0-3, maybe one win at best.
2017-07-26 07:37
#64
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Poland mamba99999 
FaZe down
2017-07-25 23:55
gg imt
2017-07-26 02:45
forgot C9 as losers
2017-07-26 02:56
#80
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Slovakia DLG Inspire 
Why do people say SK and Astralis are losers like wtf.
2017-07-26 03:14
everyone expected one of them to be in the final, and sk were heavy favorites to win the entire event but they went out in quarter finals, they didnt do bad but they certainly underperformed. ast idk
2017-07-26 07:15
#119
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Slovakia DLG Inspire 
Dude they were expected to get to the finals aganist astralis,but if they meet in top8 its not underperforming,its just they got an unlucky draw. If some team is expected to go to top4 like real and bayern but they meet in top16 its not underperforming,its just unlucky draw
2017-07-26 14:41
#82
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North America bloodwolf1710 
g2 v c9 was a really good group stage map
2017-07-26 04:42
#83
TACO | 
Brazil gabriezz1 
And about ASTRALIS ? Stay out Cologne, study SK for 2 months, focus all in major and forget to play against other opponents.
2017-07-26 05:20
imo Gambit vs IMT on inferno was better than on train for best maps of the playoff, so many intense rounds and memorable plays, hobbit ace, hobbit 1v3 4k clutch, hobbit 1v2 on a site killing smoke defuser, dosia nade. one of the best finals ive ever seen, especially considering gambit were able to bounce back after getting rekt on cobble
2017-07-26 07:15
#86
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Indonesia FinZzz 
I feel like G2 is the team with worse luck ever. They never had easy groups or easy draws at any tournament they've attended. I mean cmon, they draw navi (arguably still a top 7 considering their firepower), cloud9 (a top 6), gambit (eventual winners), astralis (top 3 team), and fnatic (top 5). Probably the hardest draw of any team in the tournament.
2017-07-26 07:23
#108
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France AnTr3aS48 
yeah but now i want to see how unlucky they are going to be with the major qualifer drawings
2017-07-26 11:48
Any team that aspires to be elite should be able to win at least some of their tough matches
2017-07-27 05:34
#87
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Canada Skadiddle 
even though cloud9 got eliminated they played real well look at the difference between there rw compared to other teams
2017-07-26 07:26
#91
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
This run by Immortals is worth fuck all. They beat 4 tier 2 teams to get to the semis and then beat a slumping VP. The Swiss system has to go. You can't be getting through to the playoffs like that or fucking up the bracket with a bunch of random results.
2017-07-26 07:54
+999
2017-07-27 09:32
According to adren you mean
2017-07-26 08:29
Astralis also loser, they skipped esl to win this... :D
2017-07-26 08:51
Winners: Gambit Losers: The viewers.
2017-07-26 08:54
#97
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Russia xavikz 
Faze 33-51. xD And anyone said unluck ? :DDDDDDDDDD Only Vega have worse statistic.
2017-07-26 09:02
"SUPER TEAM" ayy lmao
2017-07-26 09:12
which will be the next bigger tournament with t1 and t2 teams?
2017-07-26 09:13
#102
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Russia karnage7x 
Great work
2017-07-26 10:13
"G2 and Cloud9, who were ranked fourth and fifth in the world, respectively, also could not make it to the playoffs, which had two surprising high seeds in the form of BIG and Gambit." When you construct a (run on) sentence in this fashion, it appears the subjects of the latter clause are G2 and Cloud9 instead of "the playoffs" fix your dangling modifiers, Mira! Otherwise, great article
2017-07-26 11:23
#106
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Russia T1mosha 
gambit GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2017-07-26 11:27
"It would be impossible to look at the winners from the Major without looking at Gambit first." very smart
2017-07-26 11:31
#109
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Belgium adumonBE 
Gambit way to overhyped and good this tournament. But still congratulations!
2017-07-26 11:48
#110
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France AnTr3aS48 
Winners: Any Team Losers:The people who decided to do pick em for this major
2017-07-26 11:49
#112
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Missing SK and Astralis from losers.
2017-07-26 12:24
#121
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Portugal AgenteDoFox 
No fnx no major
2017-07-26 16:39
#124
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Brazil vass28 
congrats immortals first major 2 place really good
2017-07-26 19:58
The CIS-based team has acknowledged that changes are indeed necessary after a year-long struggle with their current lineup, although there is little confirmation as to who will be on the chopping block. seized, who was forced to take over leadership after Valve's coaching ruling, seems like the prime candidate at the moment, although there are few in-game leaders available, given it would likely have to be a Russian speaker. We'll get our answer soon enough, as Na`Vi only have about three weeks to come up with a solution before the ESL Pro League roster lock kicks in. FAK THIS SHIT MAN
2017-08-10 08:27
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