Gambit invited to IEM Oakland

Striker
August 4th, 2017 20:19

ESL has announced that Gambit have been invited to attend IEM Oakland.

Gambit will be joining six other teams that have previously been invited by the organizers: Astralis, FaZe, G2, SK, Cloud9, and Liquid.

The CIS-based squad's most recent showing was, of course, at the PGL Major Krakow, where they triumphed over the other surprising finalist, Immortals, clinching their first Major trophy.

Gambit invited to IEM Oakland after clinching their first Major trophy

IEM Oakland, which will have $300,000 in prizemoney on offer, will run from November 16-19 at the Oracle Arena.

Only one more team remains to be invited, with the last four coming from qualifiers that are also yet to be revealed.

Here is the current team list of IEM Oakland:

Denmark Astralis  Europe FaZe
France G2 Brazil SK
United States Cloud9 United States Liquid
Kazakhstan Gambit  Other Invite
Other Qualifier   Other Qualifier
Other Qualifier Other Qualifier
#1
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Nepal DRK_21 
lol
2017-08-04 20:19
#36
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Andorra TYZ4 
VP invite???
2017-08-04 20:24
#95
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Germany GODNiKo 
lmao nobody invited GAMBIT before Major now everyone inviting them fucking bitch asses LOL
2017-08-04 21:03
Won major => Dosia sexiest GO GAMBIT
2017-08-04 21:13
#137
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Andorra TYZ4 
Holy shit. A liquid invite. Even F3, big and penta are better than them.
2017-08-04 22:49
just cause that's american event they invite as much american teams as they can
2017-08-04 23:18
So Space Soldiers are better than SK since they got 1 BO1 win against them?
2017-08-04 23:35
#150
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Andorra TYZ4 
No. Winning one bo1 means nothing. But losing 3 bo1s in 3 days and failing to qualify for the major means you're garbage.
2017-08-04 23:48
Immortals failed to qualify for 2 majors, then ended up going to the finals (Still a fluke but whatever)
2017-08-04 23:49
#174
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United States GeT_ReiCh 
Qualifying for majors doesn't mean shit if you can't do shit at any other LANs LUL
2017-08-05 06:26
#178
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Andorra TYZ4 
Whom are you talking about?
2017-08-05 07:40
#233
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United States GeT_ReiCh 
The fact that you call F3 and Penta good because they were able to qualify for the major yet bomb out of groups at every other LAN
2017-08-07 20:56
#234
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Andorra TYZ4 
Quick question. How many LANs has F3 been on in 2016 and 2017 IDGAF about Penta
2017-08-07 21:00
#236
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United States GeT_ReiCh 
boi idk like 12 HLTV is a too much of a mess to go through what events were LANs or not
2017-08-08 02:26
lol?
2017-08-05 13:04
#172
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United States EBare10 
Can we not forget that liquid went to a major final, asnd f3, big, and Penta never attend tourneys unless it's for a major?
2017-08-05 06:03
#225
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United Kingdom Gio_bose 
Liquid r ranked 11th, big r 13th,F3 r 20th and penta r 21st so yh big F3 and penta r all way better than liquid
2017-08-06 12:34
#226
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Andorra TYZ4 
liquid in major qualifier lost to all 3
2017-08-06 13:39
lol F3
2017-08-07 07:32
#119
mir | 
Ukraine v1adyb0y 
Mouz sucks in group gambit win major and you idiot)))
2017-08-04 21:43
+1
2017-08-04 21:57
#122
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Finland coswell 
Of course they deserve the invite after winning a major... You might as well say liquid/g2/cloud9 only got the invite cos of one win...
2017-08-04 21:58
The most important question here is why are u still a Faze Fan ?? Shouldn t u be mouz now ? Or flipside?
2017-08-04 22:20
#133
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Finland coswell 
Why are you on the sk fan train, shouldnt u be fan of dignitas aka the washups?
2017-08-04 22:35
Brazil are Portugal brothers we support each other Brotherhood
2017-08-05 00:06
#163
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Finland coswell 
Nordic countries are finlands brothers, my friend. (...)
2017-08-05 02:19
Wtf Brazil are slaves of Portuegese your ancestors would be so ashamed of you writing your brothers omfg
2017-08-05 07:51
#224
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Canada G3KK0 
i though portuguese colonize brazilian
2017-08-06 06:46
they call fox dirty-blooded when he stands in for SK
2017-08-07 07:33
#199
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Serbia livefour 
+1
2017-08-05 11:50
but this is Expected
2017-08-04 23:10
#143
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World lalt 
Gambit passed NaVi's rank so now they are only CIS team getting invites.
2017-08-04 23:18
Finally wont see NaVi in the traditional "losers of the tournament" post.
2017-08-04 23:29
Coz u will see gambit in this post
2017-08-05 00:10
#223
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World eshorkin 
just check last lan results of Gambit (spoiler 1211, second was cs summit where they are lose to SK).
2017-08-06 06:39
Well they deserve it, they've won the Major after all.
2017-08-05 05:52
where did they finish in major?
2017-08-05 19:37
#46
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Germany lulas_ 
No, NiP will probably get an invite, they won the last IEM Oakland.
2017-08-04 20:29
Nip doesn't deserve place comments incoming
2017-08-04 20:41
#69
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Germany lulas_ 
Who would deserve it then?
2017-08-04 20:42
Can you read tho
2017-08-04 20:54
#91
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Germany lulas_ 
Yes.
2017-08-04 20:56
+10000
2017-08-05 10:22
#155
TACO | 
Brazil TonimSan 
SK won in Sydney, the last IEM event.
2017-08-05 00:11
#144
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Sweden ThorinEk 
SWE INVITE NIP/FNATIC
2017-08-04 23:20
SK will win ! <3 - youtu.be/BR5o3akzgn8
2017-08-05 03:18
Deserved
2017-08-04 20:20
#7
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Bulgaria Pixeland 
gg
2017-08-04 20:20
FINALLY
2017-08-04 20:20
#10
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Portugal legobrainiac 
nice
2017-08-04 20:20
#12
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Russia wuntub 
Finaly
2017-08-04 20:20
GJ IEM
2017-08-04 20:21
#14
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Iceland dreameeeeer 
2EZIEM4GAMBIT
2017-08-04 20:20
#15
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Germany Exking 
Ez fo BIG
2017-08-04 20:20
#16
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United Kingdom mrwhitey998 
Ahhh here we go :/ fluke 1 event and now invited to everything just to bomb the fuck out
2017-08-04 20:20
fluke 1 event which happens to be the biggest event in CSGO lol
2017-08-04 20:21
#26
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United Kingdom mrwhitey998 
Yup, I know, the biggest fluke... now invite to everything just to come last
2017-08-04 20:22
#62
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Brazil Upmind 
1. Uh... Facing Renegades and Godsent in playoffs. Fluke. 2. Heroic, HR, G2 (Only hard game at all), then Imt. Only Event with 25% Not Fluke. 75% Fluke
2017-08-04 20:38
Ok, what did Liquid, FaZe and C9 win this year?
2017-08-04 20:39
#65
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Brazil Upmind 
what does that have to do with anything
2017-08-04 20:40
They were invited too.
2017-08-04 20:40
#70
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Brazil Upmind 
Did Faze play in those dream hacks? Liquid Sucks major ass, Same goes to c9, bad example try again
2017-08-04 20:43
#77
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Brazil Upmind 
Not only that but Faze won starladder, and got 2nd in all except 1, thats 4 out of 5 invites. plz try again
2017-08-04 20:47
y'all are fucking dumb
2017-08-05 06:13
dont know what s worse now,UK cs to nip ? but wait..
2017-08-04 20:43
#189
chrisJ | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
Fluked the event in which your team failed to qualify for the qualifier
2017-08-05 10:07
#214
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United Kingdom mrwhitey998 
huh?
2017-08-05 15:26
where is the last champ NIP?
2017-08-04 20:20
#20
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United Kingdom mrwhitey998 
Other Invite
2017-08-04 20:21
#18
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Gambit > NaVi finally
2017-08-04 20:21
It's funny how no one would invite Gambit even though they were much better than teams like VP, NiP or even Fnatic yet people invited all of them.
2017-08-04 20:21
#23
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United Kingdom mrwhitey998 
Brand & NiP > Gambit rofl
2017-08-04 20:21
lol nice b8
2017-08-04 20:21
#29
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United Kingdom mrwhitey998 
How is that bait? NiP vs Gambit bo3 right now? NiP ofc lol
2017-08-04 20:22
nt mate try someone else
2017-08-04 20:22
#35
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United Kingdom mrwhitey998 
so you actually think Gambit > NiP? haha
2017-08-04 20:23
#49
k0nfig | 
Denmark liNTC 
Gambit > NiP Ez for Gambit eSports
2017-08-04 20:26
#51
k0nfig | 
Denmark liNTC 
now Gambit is better than NiP, so shut up NiP fan from UK XDDDDDDDDD
2017-08-04 20:27
#76
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United Kingdom mrwhitey998 
*Crackle* sssss.. Incoming "A retard has been detected, cease all further communication with retard"
2017-08-04 20:45
Dudes pure troll... no point in engaging
2017-08-04 21:24
#215
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United Kingdom mrwhitey998 
Gambit vs NiP right now, you think Gambit would win a bo5? Legit comment btw, im not baiting or trolling. Seriously, you think this? lol
2017-08-05 15:27
#237
oskar | 
Czech Republic jvx 
gambit>faze nip>faze c9>faze astralis>faze g2>faze sk>faze liquid>faze ez for all
2017-08-09 10:32
#21
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
wuuuut
2017-08-04 20:21
#24
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Russia Buckstabue 
NaVi is gonna be the last invited team
2017-08-04 20:23
tbh, could be VP too.
2017-08-04 20:26
+1
2017-08-04 20:32
#135
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Andorra TYZ4 
Nope. Gonna be VP
2017-08-04 22:41
next is NiP, no way they not inviting previous champions!
2017-08-04 20:22
tbh, could be vp/navi too
2017-08-04 20:26
Navi has 3 ppl?
2017-08-05 07:21
#200
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Ukraine VGamer7743 
+Ange1 + electronic, u will see
2017-08-05 12:27
#28
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Brazil Henr1qu1n 
nice
2017-08-04 20:22
#30
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Lithuania TaigoN 
Nice another EZ tournament for gambit
2017-08-04 20:22
#207
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Australia Raychippy5 
Not really
2017-08-05 14:10
#32
Zeus | 
Spain Alexsna 
invites for gambit? zeus is finally happy, won a major and invites to big lanes where they dont need to go through a qualifer online
2017-08-04 20:22
#34
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Argentina Tuber 
deserved.
2017-08-04 20:23
#37
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World CA1MAN 
esl inviting gambit am i dreaming lmao
2017-08-04 20:24
#39
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Albania Heavon 
OFC clown9 standard invite, and then Liquid...Like fck off.
2017-08-04 20:24
its because of the region
2017-08-04 20:26
And because of past successes. C9 is a top ten team. This is a 12 team event in their region, in what world would a top 10 team not be invited to a 12 team even in their own region.
2017-08-04 21:27
Cloud9 is top8 stop being retarded
2017-08-04 21:29
ez NiP
2017-08-04 20:25
#52
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Brazil mth^ 
Funny... they will do shit tbh :(
2017-08-04 20:27
#54
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Brazil kauesouza96 
Now the Immortals
2017-08-04 20:28
#55
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Europe NatFlav 
finally ESL inviting gambit
2017-08-04 20:30
Invite fnatic pls.
2017-08-04 20:31
+new Na`Vi ofc.
2017-08-04 20:32
#61
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Germany xoutblaze 
Mouz or Big Pls :)
2017-08-04 20:37
#64
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Europe mekkicsgo 
Lets invite the team with lowest fanbase, great idea for getting money. And lets forget about the other teams with higher numbers of fans all over the world.
2017-08-04 20:40
nt nip moronic fan,you want nip,no ? NO
2017-08-04 20:44
#78
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Europe mekkicsgo 
Yes im nip fan and have nothing to hide, unless you. let me guess, you are a fan of a team that is not winning for the moment so ur just waiting for that moment, no?? i just wanna watch good cs i mean gambit astralis and g2 are the most boring teams to watch maybe alongside c9 and liquid but i agree consider that the event is held in the us.
2017-08-04 20:47
#190
chrisJ | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
This is an international site, please write your comments in English.
2017-08-05 10:10
invites should be for the best teams,not for teams with the most fans...
2017-08-04 20:54
#104
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Europe mekkicsgo 
NIP won last time, whats ur point kiddo?
2017-08-04 21:14
nothing wrong about nip...even tho that they changed 2 players they will receive invite. i reacted bcs of that part about fanbase.makes no sense to invite teams just because they have fans and completely ignore teams form and performance lol...
2017-08-04 21:16
#107
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Europe mekkicsgo 
I understand. But i don't see why teams like G2 are always invited? consider the fact that they didn't make it through group stage previous tournaments..
2017-08-04 21:23
well they are still ranked as 5th best team according to hltv(not saying that the ranking is accurate or something) but which team except faze,astralis,sk and gambit deserves it more than them? hltv.org/ranking/teams/2017/july/31/deta..
2017-08-04 21:25
#113
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Europe mekkicsgo 
I saw that but ranking doesn't always tell the truth as you know. immortals finalist, fnatic coming back to the form we know them for and reaching playoffs at major or nip who also is promising bright future with recent results would be better choice imo.
2017-08-04 21:32
well i respect your opinion ofc...i know that ranking doesnt always tell the thruth but its biased free if you know what i mean btw i rly want to see nip in action against t1 teams with new lineup
2017-08-04 21:34
#118
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Europe mekkicsgo 
thank you =d yeah me too! would be fun
2017-08-04 21:35
nip its garbage,fnatic won katowice 2016 and 2015 and didnt get invited in 2017.atleast G2 can qualify for the major,no reason to invite a team which cant even qualify for MINOR ahahajajja.
2017-08-05 10:33
wtf vp where
2017-08-04 20:40
#72
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Ukraine Pham77 
2 invite so far, wtf Gambit getting popular
2017-08-04 20:44
They need 2 teams with star logos
2017-08-04 21:31
why?????? we dont need this lucker team -.-"
2017-08-04 20:45
Win a major to get the invites raining in, event organizers only hunting the big brands. I understand it's best business-wise but how are the smaller teams/orgs supposed to get into the spotlight for once to show their best form?
2017-08-04 20:50
just win major
2017-08-04 20:53
Who are you even talking about
2017-08-04 21:31
#81
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Europe nip_fanboy 
they must invite nip since they won last IEM Oakland
2017-08-04 20:52
fnatic won kato 2015 and 2016 and in 2017 didnt get invited
2017-08-05 10:34
#240
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Europe nip_fanboy 
weren´t there roster changes? when they changed 3 players?
2017-08-12 13:18
hell yes! now we're fucking talking
2017-08-04 20:53
Liquid is biggest joke there
2017-08-04 20:53
#88
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Brazil NODEpsd 
Last team will be Immortals!
2017-08-04 20:55
immortals last spot
2017-08-04 20:55
#94
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Iceland Quinland 
Very nice esl
2017-08-04 21:01
Note sure why G2 gets free pass all the time.
2017-08-04 21:05
#101
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Europe mekkicsgo 
Because the players get 25/month, you think the organization got no money to invite themselves? ;))
2017-08-04 21:13
25$ or 2500 per month?
2017-08-04 22:39
25000
2017-08-05 02:38
25k/per player/month = 25.000$
2017-08-05 10:35
#97
rain | 
Venezuela gado1121 
Nice
2017-08-04 21:06
EnVyUs pls
2017-08-04 21:06
#106
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United States DemiFiend 
Finallyyyyyyy
2017-08-04 21:19
#112
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Czech Republic thek!ng 
Last invite nip
2017-08-04 21:29
LUL WASTED SPOT but NiP last invite /close
2017-08-04 21:33
Gambit isnt a wasted invite at all. NiP would be but i suppose the tournament needs someone to come last so NiP might be a good choice
2017-08-05 09:40
#191
chrisJ | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
+1
2017-08-05 10:12
#124
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Kazakhstan hypraaxfnx 
where is C9?
2017-08-04 22:03
#125
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Czech Republic MrM4sl0 
finally
2017-08-04 22:05
#127
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Russia AR4ER 
Gambit haters gonna hate ;) GL Gambit!
2017-08-04 22:15
#129
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Europe Ferato_ 
Last invite will be VP
2017-08-04 22:24
last invite = imt or nip
2017-08-04 22:32
imt > nip
2017-08-04 22:41
it will be IMT
2017-08-04 23:32
wtf where is Nip?
2017-08-04 22:51
#192
chrisJ | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
In T3 tournaments, where they belong
2017-08-05 10:15
nt chrisJ fanboi
2017-08-05 15:41
#139
allu | 
Finland heGUd 
gl to them hope they win again
2017-08-04 22:54
#145
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France kennySsSsS 
now invite immortals
2017-08-04 23:25
#149
Xizt | 
Sweden Z3Bz 
nip won last year, why isn't they inveted?
2017-08-04 23:37
cause there are better teams out there
2017-08-05 00:14
#208
Xizt | 
Sweden Z3Bz 
yey but they won last year. They must defend their title
2017-08-05 14:18
#209
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Australia Raychippy5 
Fnatic won Katowice 2015 and 2016 wasn't invited in 2017
2017-08-05 14:26
#220
Xizt | 
Sweden Z3Bz 
that is really bad :(
2017-08-05 17:33
ez 11-12 for Gambit
2017-08-04 23:55
#157
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United States subzera 
please inv clg
2017-08-05 00:56
#158
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New Zealand JK_77 
finally gambit get the invite they deserve
2017-08-05 00:58
#159
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Brazil madmaxpc 
expected
2017-08-05 01:21
Well deserved, why do people want to see VP? Seriously they are trash.. Faze next please
2017-08-05 01:42
#210
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Australia Raychippy5 
FaZe are already invited
2017-08-05 14:27
Yeah i saw that, my bad. Navi with new roster would be interesting tho.
2017-08-05 15:19
FaZe LUL G2 LUL No NIP LUL
2017-08-05 01:48
now IMT
2017-08-05 02:24
Dazed next inv
2017-08-05 02:35
#169
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Indonesia BabyREKT 
g2 invite ? what a wasted spot
2017-08-05 04:26
ez xgod
2017-08-05 05:12
#176
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Singapore AerusXV 
Dont think they r gonna win this
2017-08-05 07:26
#177
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Estonia Chaostic 
Nip last invite since previous champs
2017-08-05 07:27
yeah cuz they wouldn't get past qualifier LUL
2017-08-05 08:08
#181
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Estonia Chaostic 
True
2017-08-05 08:10
c9? wtf
2017-08-05 08:18
no more direct invited for VP
2017-08-05 08:39
#184
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Norway kewk2k 
Xgod mvp eez
2017-08-05 08:48
Great lineup, im glad liquid is a part of it too as they can definitely do a lot of damage if they get their heads together. Hopefully faze will be the final invite or IMT. Either way whichever team doesn't get invited will most likely qualify if they choose to participate. Good job by ESL, looking forward to this one!
2017-08-05 09:47
#211
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Australia Raychippy5 
FaZe are already invited tho..
2017-08-05 14:29
Ha, my bad oops
2017-08-07 13:11
#188
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Poland mamba99999 
wtf ? Where's VP's invite ??
2017-08-05 10:04
No invite for tier 3 team. sry
2017-08-05 11:30
+ VP No Virtus.Pro , no party.
2017-08-05 13:04
#203
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Netherlands EliteBekkers 
Wasted spot.
2017-08-05 13:06
Expected /close
2017-08-05 13:19
#205
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World neomax360 
Totally deserved!, The winner of Major should be invite to big event. They earn their spot. Not like trash teams who get invited because of fanboyism.
2017-08-05 13:34
q
2017-08-05 14:07
#212
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Last invite Immortals or VP probably.
2017-08-05 14:46
#217
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Bulgaria TEDDSENN 
If Gambit keep doing the same as it was at the major.. bro they will be lit
2017-08-05 15:58
#218
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Malaysia phyzell 
Morale of the story is, work hard and get rewarded, plus stop complaining!
2017-08-05 16:15
Now immortals? hehe
2017-08-05 17:12
hallo
2017-08-06 02:30
#227
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Switzerland morris_79 
nahui blyat rage russians
2017-08-06 23:16
#230
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Argentina Konigmdq 
Gale Force invited
2017-08-07 08:37
they totally deserved it though. they were amazing at the major
2017-08-07 13:42
#235
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Ukraine DIMILLIONE 
Finally they got invited!
2017-08-07 22:37
I wonder if they regret inviting them, now that these Zeus problems arrived.
2017-08-09 12:16
gambit invited with no zeus lmao
2017-08-09 17:04
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