DreamHack Masters Malmö preview

The much-awaited DreamHack Masters Malmö is drawing close, with 16 teams set to duke it out for $250,000 in the Swedish city from August 30 to September 3. Here is our in-depth preview of the first premier event after the off-season.

It's been 36 days since the last premier event took place, but now the wait is almost over. We couldn't wish for anything more than DreamHack Masters Malmö, which returns to the scene after nearly a year and a half.

First, some more numbers.

Group A Group B
Brazil SK Denmark Astralis
Denmark North  Poland Virtus.pro
United States Cloud9 Ukraine Natus Vincere
Singapore BOOT-d[S] Australia Renegades
Group C Group D
Kazakhstan Gambit Brazil Immortals
Europe FaZe France G2
Sweden NiP  France Envy
Europe mousesports  Sweden fnatic

Fourteen of the world's top 17 teams, plus Renegades (#21) and Asian newcomers BOOT-d[S] (#112), will be present in Malmö. Half of the 16 teams will make their debut in Sweden after the post-Major shuffle, ready to prove their new lineups' worth.

Sweden will be the most represented country, with 16 participants, closely followed by the neighboring Denmark (13), whose capital city is only a bridge away from Malmö. Needless to say, the locals will have enough teams to cheer for, which is bound to give us the sort of amazing atmosphere many of us love most.

To get you fully ready for DreamHack Masters Malmö, we have prepared an in-depth preview of all 16 teams heading into the $250,000 event. Don't forget to check out our viewer's guide if you haven't done so already for everything else you need to know, such as the format, the talent, and the full schedule.

Ratings used are from the past three months on LAN
* indicates online rating

Group A

SK (#1) Age Rating 2.0
Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga  25 1.21
Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David  22 1.19
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo  26 1.14
Brazil João "felps" Vasconcellos 20 1.08
Brazil Epitacio "TACO" de Melo 22 0.98

Offline placings in the last three months
5th-8th Poland PGL Major Krakow
1st Germany ESL One Cologne
1st United Kingdom ECS Season 3 Finals
1st Sweden DreamHack Open Summer
3rd-4th  United States ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals

SK have been sitting atop the rankings for a couple of months now, having earned their place there after getting back on their feet in April and winning five out of the last seven tournaments they have attended.

The Brazilian side were in the position of a prime favorite at their latest event, the PGL Major, but things turned out differently than anticipated, as FalleN & co. fell short against Astralis in the quarter-finals and exited the Major early.

After the break, SK find themselves in a rather curious situation. When they stayed intact during last year's off-season, the Brazilians were unable to win any tournaments throughout the rest of the year, sometimes losing titles to teams that had made changes and taken advantage of the chaos.

Can SK bank on their stability this time?

We could see a rerun of the final quarter of 2016, when the new teams took turns winning tournaments, but the current No.1 side has the power to change that. The question is whether SK will bank on stability this time or if history will repeat itself and the newer teams will prevail.

The first testament to the Brazilians' ability to exploit the new teams, who are still in the figuring-it-out phase, will come in the groups, where two of such lineups, North and Cloud9, are waiting. Of course SK should top Group A, especially when their first match-up is against the Asians, but they can't know much about the American squad, who have two new players, or even the Danes with Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså, which opens up the possibility of an upset.

SK will be put to the real test in the playoffs. North and Cloud9 are hardly the most dangerous teams out of the eight that changed players, but then they will have Natus Vincere and FaZe to look out for. There is also Astralis, who came out on top of the last encounter with FalleN's five.

North (#7) Age Rating 2.0  
Denmark Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså  22 1.29 *
Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke  20 1.18  
Denmark René "cajunb" Borg  27 1.02  
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup 21 1.02  
Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen 22 0.89  
Denmark Casper "ruggah" Due (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
5th-8th Poland PGL Major Krakow (4/5 of the current lineup)
9th-11th Germany ESL One Cologne (4/5)
2nd United States ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals (4/5)

North's journey leading up to the off-season was a turbulent one. aizy's addition in February has yielded few successes, with the only one being a second place at the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals.

2017 has been threaded with early playoffs exits and a couple of group stage failures for the Danes, which led to the departure of Emil "Magisk" Reif, a player who used to put up numbers with incredible consistency but has struggled to do so this year.

valde entered the fray instead (surprise, surprise), and, so far, things have been working online. North have five wins from six matches to their name in ESL Pro League Season 6, with the newest addition sitting among the best-rated players after the first two weeks of play alongside the team's main star, k0nfig.

All eyes are on valde

However, as always, we need to be cautious about online results. They don't (have to) translate to an offline environment, and new players often throw a wrench in the works early on when they haven't completely settled in yet. That will be the case for many teams in Malmö, including Cloud9, who should wrestle with North for second place in Group A.

If 2017 so far is any use in predicting the Danes' future beyond groups — if they even get there —, we can't set our expectations too high when it comes to MSL's roster. What they hope for is a best case scenario: valde becoming the clear second star of the team, which Magisk couldn't do.

Cloud9 (#10) Age Rating 2.0
United States Timothy "autimatic" Ta  20 1.12
United States Jake "Stewie2K" Yip  19 1.11
United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham  24 1.06
United States Tarik "tarik" Celik 21 1.06
United States William "RUSH" Wierzba 23 0.94
United States Soham "valens" Chowdhury (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
9th-11th  Poland PGL Major Krakow (3/5)
2nd Germany ESL One Cologne (3/5)
3rd-5th Romania PGL Major Krakow Main Qualifier (3/5)
3rd-4th United Kingdom ECS Season 3 Finals (3/5)
7th-8th Sweden DreamHack Open Summer (3/5)
1st United States Americas Minor - PGL Major Krakow (3/5)
2nd United States ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals (3/5)

After going out in the groups at most events in the first half of 2017, Cloud9 saw their results improve in late June, when they finally broke their atrocious streak by placing 3rd-4th at the ECS Season 3 Finals.

Stewie2K's team went on to qualify for the Major and finish second to SK at ESL One Cologne before going out in the groups in Krakow, where they gave a fairly good account of themselves, all things considered. In the end, Mike "shroud" Grzesiek and Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert departed the active roster for one reason or another in the off-season. The former stated that it was his decision and not the team's, but that doesn't matter at this point.

Stewie2K should have less pressure on himself with the arrival of tarik and RUSH

What matters is that Cloud9 have got themselves a promising lineup on paper — tarik is an upgrade over shroud purely thanks to Stewie2K having another more aggressive player to open things up, and RUSH should fit into the supportive role better than n0thing ever did.

The question of leadership remained unanswered, but the advantages in roles being more defined should help get some pressure off Stewie2K already. There isn't much evidence to support this claim just yet, but the new Cloud9 feels like a mixture of players who will do well in their debut.

It won't be an easy task by any means. SK are a tough nut to crack, and North will probably be better adjusted than Cloud9 thanks to MSL and the fact that they only changed one player, but the surprise factor could be enough to get the Americans a solid finish early on.

BOOT-d[S] (#112) Age Rating 2.0
Singapore Benedict "Benkai" Tan  20 1.04
Singapore Anthony "ImpressioN" Lim  21 1.03
Singapore Nevin "splashske" Aw  18 0.93
Singapore Benjamin "moxie" Kou 25 0.90
Singapore Kumaresan "Tommy" Ramani 23 0.90
Sweden Harley "dsn" Örwall (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
3rd  China CS:GO Super League Summer Finals

BOOT-d[S] are the newest team to come out of the Asian scene and show themselves on an international stage, having secured their place at DreamHack Masters Malmö via the regional qualifier, where ImpressioN's squad beat ViCi and TYLOO.

Coached by Swedish legend dsn, the Singaporean team has also placed second at WCA Asia-Pacific and qualified for CSL Summer, where they ultimately finished third after losses to Flash and ViCi.

Four of B.O.O.T-dS' players attended last year's TWC

BOOT-d[S] have been able to bootcamp in Copenhagen ahead of the $250,000 tournament, which has given them an idea of how the best teams in the world play, but it will be some sort of a miracle if they even get close to a single win in Malmö.

All the teams in attendance are completely out of their league, but it'll still be interesting to see how another Asian team approaches the game. So far we've seen the crazy, aggressive playstyles of the Chinese and a little bit of MVP Project, and this time it's Singapore's turn to show the world what they've got in store.

ICYMI - ImpressioN: "I think our players have improved leaps and bounds [since TWC]"

Group B

Astralis (#2) Age Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz  21 1.17
Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen  24 1.14
Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye  19 1.07
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth 21 1.03
Denmark Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander 22 0.98
Denmark Danny "zonic" Sørensen (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
3rd-4th Poland PGL Major Krakow
3rd-4th  United Kingdom ECS Season 3 Finals
1st United States ELEAGUE Clash for Cash

In 2017, there have been few teams as successful as Astralis. Just one has surpassed them in the number of titles, SK, although the Danes have been more stable throughout the year with their placements, always finishing in the top four.

However, it's been nearly half a year since gla1ve and company took home a title, if we disregard ELEAGUE's Clash for Cash, that is. Their last was IEM Katowice, in early March, and their best chance of lifting a trophy since then was possibly at the PGL Major, but they ended up being bested by Gambit in the semis.

Left without trophies for six months, Astralis will be hungry for one in Malmö

They'll be hungry for this one. Much like SK, Astralis are sitting pretty ahead of Malmö as one of the elite teams that didn't make changes in the off-season. That may become a double-edged sword like we discussed earlier when talking about the Brazilians, as some of the new teams will be tough to read.

Nevertheless, Astralis are looking good for another top-four finish at least. In the group, they'll have to beat one of Virtus.pro and Natus Vincere to place first, which, if they do, is bound to yield them a favorable match-up in the quarter-finals.

One would hate to see another SK-Astralis-type situation happening early again, so let's cross our fingers and hope the favorites avoid upsets in groups so that we can enjoy a match-up like that further on in the bracket.

Virtus.pro (#8) Age Rating 2.0
Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski  24 1.09
Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski  29 1.09
Poland Paweł "byali" Bieliński  23 1.05
Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski 30 1.00
Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas 31 0.91
Poland Jakub "kuben" Gurczynski (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
3rd-4th Poland PGL Major Krakow
15th-16th  Germany ESL One Cologne
1st  Russia Adrenaline Cyber League
2nd United States ELEAGUE Clash for Cash

Oh, Virtus.pro... Whenever we talk about the Poles, the same things pop up again and again — we have no idea whether they'll show up to play and become a title contender or bomb out early.

Such has been TaZ's squad's story for a couple of years now, but 2017's events have given us fewer and fewer reasons to believe they'll ever again become an elite team consistently.

From March to mid-July, Virtus.pro bombed out of three big events in a row before we saw a hint of the old plow returning at the Major… and then it was gone in a flash during the Immortals semi-final, when the Polish powerhouse was nowhere to be seen again.

Once again, we find ourselves wondering if VP will show up or bomb out early

If there's one thing we took away from their history — and this is something they agree with —, VP and longer breaks between events don't agree with each other. This time, the break is not that long, a little over a month, so there's hope for Snax's team yet.

We should be able to see quite quickly which box they'll belong in during the Swedish tournament, as they'll face the new Natus Vincere first, and if they pass that test, Astralis should be next. If we see a determined team at the beginning of groups, then we can start assuming that VP are here to play. If not, well, we already saw at StarSeries what the worst case scenario could be.

Natus Vincere (#11) Age Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev  19 1.23
Russia Egor "flamie" Vasilyev  20 1.12
Ukraine Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko  29 1.06
Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev 29 1.00
Russia Denis "seized" Kostin 22 0.91
Ukraine Mikhaylo "Kane" Blagin (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
12th-14th  Poland PGL Major Krakow (4/5)
3rd-4th  Germany ESL One Cologne (4/5)
2nd Russia Adrenaline Cyber League (4/5)
9th-10th United States ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals (4/5)

Na`Vi's 2017 has been somewhat equivalent to North's, filled with either group stage exits or quarter-final losses with just two exceptions at StarSeries and ESL One Cologne, where they made the semi-finals.

Their latest disappointment came at the Major, where they lost their Legends status for the first time in three years, leading to a single lineup change. Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács left of his own accord and Zeus came back after he had been replaced at this point last year, during the off-season.

seized was reportedly on his way out as well, which is supported by the fact that he was placed on a transfer list by the organization, but, in the end, the Russian player stayed on. 

What can Zeus do to bring Na`Vi back to the top?

And that might be for the best, provided seized is capable of returning to his old self before the weight of leadership brought him down. Now that Zeus is taking over, the Russian player can theoretically return to more familiar grounds, but we have seen other players stagger due to the loss of confidence and never get back on their feet.

seized is one of the question marks we'll be looking to get answers to in Malmö. Many are also wondering about Na`Vi's style, with Zeus back in the picture, and what s1mple's part as the primary AWPer will look like. After a year's tenure on Gambit, the Ukrainian leader may have found a different approach, so keep your eye on Natus Vincere's pace at DreamHack Masters.

Renegades (#21) Age Rating 2.0
Australia Justin "jks" Savage  21 1.15
United States Noah "Nifty" Francis  19 1.10
Australia Karlo "USTILO" Pivac  24 1.07
Australia Aaron "AZR" Ward 24 1.04
Sweden David "Jayzwalkingz" Kempner  20 0.97
Serbia Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
3rd-4th United States DreamHack Open Atlanta (4/5)
12th-14th  Romania PGL Major Krakow Main Qualifier (4/5)
1st China Asia Minor - PGL Major Krakow (4/5)

Renegades are yet another team debuting in Malmö, after their second addition of 2017, Nemanja "nexa" Isaković, was removed following a turbulent period for the team, who were unable to improve their results.

The Australian-American mixture have welcomed another youngster, Jayzwalkingz, who used to be the primary AWPer in his teams but has now moved to a secondary role as  Nifty prioritizes the big green gun.

Jayzwalkingz is struggling in his new role

The former fnatic Academy player has so far been struggling in his new role, which doesn't look good for RNG and their debut at DreamHack Masters.

Astralis, Natus Vincere, and Virtus.pro are all tough teams to have in your group whoever you are, and Renegades certainly haven't given us any reason to believe they'll have a chance amongst the three giants.

Group C

Gambit (#3) Age Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev  27 1.17
Kazakhstan Rustem "mou" Telepov  25 1.17
Kazakhstan Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov  23 1.14
Kazakhstan Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov  25 1.14
Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov  29 1.02

Offline placings in the last three months
1st  Poland PGL Major Krakow (4/5)
5th-6th  Sweden DreamHack Open Summer (4/5)

As the only group that includes more than two debuting teams, Group C will be particularly exciting. Gambit are one of them after the dramatic loss of Zeus, who decided to return to Natus Vincere once the Major winners cut coach Kane.

Another Kazakh player made his way over to Gambit from Tengri, as fitch joined to try out for the current world No.3 team, but it's AdreN who has taken up leadership after Zeus left, which he admits is a tough task.

The pressure is on AdreN to take leadership after Zeus

We're looking at a hard adjustment period for Gambit, who now have their star player making the calls, but their debut in Malmö may not be a lost cause. Two more teams in their group, mousesports and FaZe, will be in a similar situation, and NiP haven't proven themselves a great team just yet.

We simply can't know how this group will pan out, but everything suggests it'll be a close affair between the four of them.

FaZe (#6) Age Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač  20 1.21
Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard  23 1.11
Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács  26 1.07
Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer  25 1.02
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen  27 0.91
Sweden Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
15th-16th  Poland PGL Major Krakow (3/5)
3rd-4th  Germany ESL One Cologne (3/5)
2nd United Kingdom ECS Season 3 Finals (3/5)

Despite a fantastic period leading up to the Major, when FaZe made four finals in a row and added a semi-final run at ESL One Cologne, the European squad were shockingly swept from the Krakow event in just three matches.

Whatever FaZe's reasons for making changes were — and it's hard to see just that one poor campaign being the sole cause —, they waved Aleksi "allu" Jalli and Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey goodbye to make room for GuardiaN and olofmeister.

The two new players are not only part of the same HLTV meme, they are undoubtedly among the best in the game's history, but both have struggled to put up the same numbers since their injuries and breaks in early 2016. Hints of their old selves have peeked out every now and then, as was the case with GuardiaN at ESL One Cologne, but they have not been able to keep it up tournament-to-tournament.

FaZe's new look will hopefully be nothing like this

That doesn't even need to change in FaZe for them to get some more titles, as long as they keep a steady level and peak every now and then to help rain and NiKo with the workload. As karrigan pointed out, the peak of all of his players is now through the roof, but it's practically impossible for all four to be at their best at all times.

It shouldn't be a stretch to say that FaZe will play quite loosely. They already did so with the previous lineup, and now they have at least one more playmaker in olofmeister, so the biggest question is if karrigan can find a way to give everyone the room they need.

ICYMI - karrigan: "The feeling in this team is something special, something unique"

NiP (#13) Age Rating 2.0
Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund  27 1.28
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg  29 1.25
Sweden William "draken" Sundin  21 1.24
Sweden Fredrik "REZ" Sterner  19 1.16
Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström  26 1.05
Sweden Björn "THREAT" Pers (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
1st  Spain DreamHack Open Valencia
5th-8th  Germany ESL One Cologne

When it comes to adjustment periods, NiP have a head start in this group as they've already had a couple of months and two tournaments to test things out with REZ and go over the entire map pool.

And while we have to consider the level of competition NiP faced at their latest event, DreamHack Open Valencia, it appears as though their move from Adam "friberg" Friberg to REZ has reinvigorated GeT_RiGhT.

DreamHack's new coaching rules should relieve some weight off Xizt

What's more, THREAT will now be able to travel with the team after finishing his studies, and he will have a bigger role in Malmö as well, thanks to DreamHack now allowing coaches to talk during freeze time.

That will probably be of most help to the Swedes more than anyone else, as they were one of the teams who made the switch to a leading coach in 2016 before Valve shut that option down later on in the year.

mousesports (#17) Age Rating 2.0
Finland Miikka "suNny" Kemppi  23 1.18
Czech Republic Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný  26 1.16
Estonia Robin "ropz" Kool  17 1.04
Netherlands Chris "chrisJ" de Jong  27 0.95
Slovakia Martin "STYKO" Styk  21 0.92
Ukraine Sergey "lmbt" Bezhanov (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
12th-14th  Poland PGL Major Krakow (3/5)
9th-11th Germany ESL One Cologne (3/5)
1st-2nd Romania PGL Major Krakow Main Qualifier (3/5)
5th-6th Sweden DreamHack Open Summer (3/5)
5th-6th United States ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals (3/5)

mousesports entered the off-season following a couple of unsuccessful campaigns, leaving ESL One Cologne and PGL Major Krakow in groups. Changes were to be expected, although perhaps not two at the same time.

It's no secret that their aim was to get both suNny and Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas, but even without the latter, the boost in firepower is definitely still there, and they now may have a better defined team with STYKO, who can fill the shoes of Denis "denis" Howell in a more supportive role and help out with leadership.

Group C is wide open

Similarly to NiP, the coaching changes revealed by DreamHack will also help mousesports in that aspect, as lmbt can now have a more hands-on approach, which he'll definitely take advantage of as much as he can.

The group is wide open and any combination of the four teams can go through.mousesports may be the last seed, but we should expect them to at least put up a fight.

Group D

Immortals (#4) Age Rating 2.0
Brazil Henrique "HEN1" Teles  22 1.11
Brazil Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles  22 1.08
Brazil Ricardo "boltz" Prass  20 1.07
Brazil Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe  22 1.04
Brazil Lucas "steel" Lopes  23 1.01
Brazil Rafael "zakk" Fernandes (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
2nd  Poland PGL Major Krakow
12th-14th  Germany ESL One Cologne
6th-8th Romania PGL Major Krakow Main Qualifier
3rd-4th Sweden DreamHack Open Summer
2nd United States Americas Minor - PGL Major Krakow
9th-10th United States ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals

The Brazilian squad would have been expected to come into Malmö with plenty of confidence on the back of their best result yet, the runners-up finish at the PGL Major Krakow.

However, three of the team's players considered leaving Immortals to join up with Lincoln "fnx" Lau again, leaving the scene wondering as to what would happen after the Major. We'll have to wait to see how much the disagreements have affected the squad, but it must have caused turmoil between the players weeks before their first post-break appearance.

Even if Group D in Malmö looks like the easiest on paper, G2 are still a team to fear, and no one knows what to expect from the new fnatic. Immortals will first face the Swedes, which should already give us an idea of where the Brazilians stand after the off-season drama.

G2 (#5) Age Rating 2.0
France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub  22 1.14
France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt  23 1.07
France Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro  20 1.02
France Richard "shox" Papillon  25 1.00
France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire  24 0.98
France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
9th-11th  Poland PGL Major Krakow
5th-8th Germany ESL One Cologne
1st-2nd Romania PGL Major Krakow Main Qualifier
5th-6th United Kingdom ECS Season 3 Finals
1st United States ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals

Another top-tier team that has so far managed to stay intact are G2, who had a brief successful period in May, winning DreamHack Open Tours and ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals.

The Frenchmen then qualified for the Major with three wins in a row, but their Krakow journey ended in disappointment, a 2-3 record in the group stage that left them without a Legends spot once again.

G2 need some confidence back after the disappointment in Krakow

G2 will be looking to get some confidence back after that campaign, and Group D at DreamHack Masters Malmö is a good way to start. With Immortals in disarray and fnatic playing their debut after adding two new players, shox & co. are looking like a lock for playoffs.

They first need to pass the French derby with Envy, and as we've learned throughout the years, these matches can be treacherous, especially in the French scene. If they do so, NBK-'s side should go through to the playoffs with the higher seed, which should earn them a favorable match-up in the quarter-finals.

Envy (#12) Age Rating 2.0
Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom  23 1.15
France Cédric "RpK" Guipouy  28 1.15
France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer  25 1.03
France Alexandre "xms" Forté  20 1.03
France Christophe "SIXER" Xia  26 1.00
France Damien "maLeK" Marcel (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
1st  United States DreamHack Open Atlanta
3rd-4th  Spain DreamHack Open Valencia
4th Romania Europe Minor - PGL Major Krakow
5th-6th United States ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals

After Envy' failure at the Europe Minor, which they were expected to pass, the team around Happy was able to recover and go on a title-winning campaign in Atlanta, which featured GODSENT, Renegades and Heroic, among others.

The French-Belgian roster has also been great online. After qualifying for Malmö in July, Envy came back from the break and made it to three more events within ten days: ESG Tour Mykonos, ESL One New York, and ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier.

EnVyUs will have a busy September

We'll see plenty of EnVyUs in the coming weeks, with their first endeavor being DreamHack Masters Malmö. The stakes are higher for Envy than they had been for months as this will be their first big event since ESL Pro League Season 5 in May and only the second with this lineup.

Envy are by no means favored to make playoffs here, but, having been matched up against G2 in a best-of-one, rather than a series later on, their chances are quite good. Naturally, G2 aren't the only team in the group and there are also Immortals and fnatic to consider, but the Swedes have the odds stacked against them, and steel's squad may not be in their best mindset.

ICYMI - Happy: "We know how to win, we just need to go for it with all we have"

fnatic (#15) Age Rating 2.0
Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell  22 1.09
Sweden Maikil "Golden" Selim  23 1.04
Sweden Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson  24 1.02
Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson  23 0.99
Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist  24 0.95
Sweden Jimmy "Jumpy" Berndtsson (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
5th-8th  Poland PGL Major Krakow (3/5)
9th-11th  Germany ESL One Cologne (3/5)
7th-8th United Kingdom ECS Season 3 Finals (3/5)
2nd Sweden DreamHack Open Summer (3/5)
7th-8th United States ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals (3/5)

fnatic's journey in the last three months has hardly been a successful one, so it wasn't a big surprise to see olofmeister leave for FaZe and Dennis "dennis" Edman for GODSENT, leaving room for two new players.

Lekr0 swapping with dennis was just another edition of the shenanigans between fnatic and GODSENT, but the addition of an in-game leader from the ranks of the Academy team is another story entirely.

Golden should bring a fresh perspective to fnatic

flusha was clearly not content with in-game leading anymore, so it makes sense to add Golden. There probably weren't many other options, unless the Swedes wanted a reunion with Markus "pronax" Wallsten.

fnatic have been making it work in the Pro League thus far, with a 5-1 record, but nothing else points to a deep run being possible for JW's team. Nevertheless, keep an eye on their style and pace with Golden at the helm, as the new player should bring a fresh perspective on things into the old guard.

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1248
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
996
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström
Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.47
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.03
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1444
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1224
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1627
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Sweden Harley 'dsn' Örwall
Harley 'dsn' Örwall
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.10
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
987
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden David 'Jayzwalkingz' Kempner
David 'Jayzwalkingz' Kempner
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
330
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.11
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
50
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
970
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1611
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
653
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Sergey 'lmbt' Bezhanov
Sergey 'lmbt' Bezhanov
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.67
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.46
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.12
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
867
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
504
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
891
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
720
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
567
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
United States Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
177
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
854
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
France Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
532
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1198
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1446
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
629
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.53
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.16
DPR:
0.51
APR:
0.08
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1310
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1263
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
557
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1046
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
536
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
789
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1146
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
784
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
804
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1091
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Singapore Anthony 'ImpressioN' Lim
Anthony 'ImpressioN' Lim
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
515
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
790
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
France Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
574
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Sweden Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.84
Maps played:
165
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1535
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1312
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1789
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynski
Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynski
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
168
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1469
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1543
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
762
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
995
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Singapore Kumaresan 'Tommy' Ramani
Kumaresan 'Tommy' Ramani
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
370
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Singapore Benjamin 'moxie' Kou
Benjamin 'moxie' Kou
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
299
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
963
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
95
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
99
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Mikhaylo 'Kane' Blagin
Mikhaylo 'Kane' Blagin
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.37
Maps played:
5
KPR:
0.24
DPR:
0.82
APR:
0.07
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1158
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1509
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
Casper 'ruggah' Due
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
68
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.03
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1511
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Singapore Nevin 'splashske' Aw
Nevin 'splashske' Aw
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
609
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Singapore Benedict 'Benkai' Tan
Benedict 'Benkai' Tan
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
545
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1172
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1094
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1604
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1589
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
finebomj | 
Other KyLu4k 
ok
2017-08-29 17:01
ez for fnatic
2017-08-29 17:08
#21
fer | 
Brazil renanks 
russia kkkkkkkkkkkkk
2017-08-29 17:10
#27
 | 
New Zealand onelover11 
EZ G2
2017-08-29 17:18
#28
fer | 
Brazil ronibr 
VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS SK! #RUNSKG
2017-08-29 17:19
#35
 | 
Norway bouncerul 
SHUT UP MONKEY #FaZeUP
2017-08-29 17:33
Shut up virgin! RunSkg
2017-08-29 17:37
#40
fer | 
Brazil ronibr 
ez report
2017-08-29 17:39
#59
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United Kingdom daneclaw 
Offended much?
2017-08-29 19:45
#62
fer | 
Brazil ronibr 
swedistan ahmad hahaha kkkkk
2017-08-29 20:23
#77
 | 
United States Texas_nigga 
No need to get mad favela lul
2017-08-29 22:51
#79
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United Kingdom daneclaw 
Swedistan means the Land of the Swedes smart ass.
2017-08-29 23:34
cloud9 did not place 2nd at EPL finals
2017-08-29 17:41
ok
2017-08-29 18:10
#2
Portugal JrMan 
Ez
2017-08-29 17:01
ez sk penaldo kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2017-08-29 17:22
#3
 | 
Norway bouncerul 
FaZe the f*ck UPPPPpp
2017-08-29 17:01
#4
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Sweden Nokkeri 
HYPE
2017-08-29 17:01
GAY
2017-08-29 17:01
nice
2017-08-29 17:01
#7
 | 
Singapore Guard_CSGO 
n1
2017-08-29 17:01
ez 4 BOOT.ds
2017-08-29 17:01
NiP will win, it's clear. mark my worlds. it's inevitable.
2017-08-29 17:02
#73
 | 
Sweden werkaster 
I thought so too after winning Dreamhack even if it was against tier 2-3 competition. My reasoning was that they were going to use the break to get even better, motivated by the win. It seems like they didn't play at all, at least judging from how Pro League started for them. They look really bad for some weird reason, and I mean, really bad. Even when NiP lost with Friberg you felt they had a plan, some sort of direction. At the moment, at least online, it looks very confusing. I know THREAT has a lot more time now and he wants to change a lot, maybe that's not a good thing for these specific players, or maybe he tried to do too much too fast, we'll see. But I'm telling you now, they won't win.
2017-08-29 22:21
FAZE EZ WINNER
2017-08-29 17:02
#12
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Ukraine CISfan[Guy] 
Ez navi
2017-08-29 17:02
Nice lets go NiP
2017-08-29 17:02
#14
 | 
Azerbaijan Talley 
navi out in groups again
2017-08-29 17:03
what
2017-08-29 17:03
#16
 | 
Serbia Removekebab13 
Expected
2017-08-29 17:04
NiP rating > coldzera
2017-08-29 17:06
#20
fer | 
Brazil renanks 
ez sk
2017-08-29 17:10
#24
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
Vamos SK
2017-08-29 17:14
kkkkkkk
2017-08-29 17:22
You know things are bad for fnatic when flusha has the lowest rating on the team.
2017-08-29 17:20
Oh ... virtus pro XD
2017-08-29 17:20
#33
vsm | 
Brazil edivan1987 
Go SK and Immortals!
2017-08-29 17:28
vp in 2017 lul nip in 2017 lul fnatic in 2017 lul navi in 2017 lul
2017-08-29 17:28
Mouseports LUL
2017-08-29 17:47
#67
 | 
United States Droidd 
Mouz is better than all those teams
2017-08-29 20:29
#65
fer | 
Brazil ronibr 
estonia in 2017 lul
2017-08-29 20:25
haha
2017-08-29 17:36
nip best rating lul
2017-08-29 17:37
#39
 | 
Sweden lagcats 
nutty af, just bad that fnatic didn't stick with their original lineup and kept on practicing cus they wud of been great again
2017-08-29 17:38
Obviously not
2017-08-30 03:41
VP after holidays play shit everytime. I expect nothing from them for now :/
2017-08-29 17:46
Hello? Eleague season 1?
2017-08-29 17:49
eleague season 1 finals was before the break and they had a good run at major losing in the semis to SK
2017-08-29 18:41
hey! did anyone see my cat??
2017-08-29 17:48
#47
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Holy crap... "NiP (#13) Age Rating 2.0 Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund 27 1.28 Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg 29 1.25 William "draken" Sundin 21 1.24 Fredrik "REZ" Sterner 19 1.16 Richard "Xizt" Landström 26 1.05" The ratings for NiP are nuts... Mind you, they did win the last DH Masters Malmo in 2016 over G2, at that time and iteration of G2. PS: I had no idea DSN was coaching B.O.O.T? No wonder they upset the best Asian teams.
2017-08-29 18:00
My prediction : (its just my opinion, so dont say '' NO OMG STUPID... '' : Group 1 : SK C9 Group 2 : Astralis navi group 3 : FaZe mouz Group 4 : G2 EnvyUs i dont see vp pass the group stages, cuz always bad and good just in majors, i dont see immortal too, for me they dont pass. I dont see nip cuz they show me a really bad level in the pro league (but i love nip, I hope they stepp up soon) same for north. and i think gambit is not ready for do a good tournament with the changes (adren lead and zeus lead, that change ALL) and dont show beautiful cs at the esg tour mykonos qualifier, but mouz show a really good play in pro league, with oscar who was unstopable
2017-08-29 18:17
NO OMG STUPID...
2017-08-29 19:03
#51
 | 
United States Zlaq 
Golden shroud bring a fresh perspective to fnatic What?
2017-08-29 18:26
N I P I P
2017-08-29 18:29
#53
 | 
Brazil Charizaldo 
Let's go SK
2017-08-29 18:31
#56
NiKo | 
United States skurr 
Group A SK North Group B Astralis NaVi Group C FaZe NiP Group D fnatic G2
2017-08-29 18:51
#63
fer | 
Brazil ronibr 
fnatic hahahahhahah kkkkkkkk immortals g2
2017-08-29 20:24
#64
NiKo | 
United States skurr 
I aren't think that
2017-08-29 20:25
#66
fer | 
Brazil ronibr 
nt sweden fakeflag kkkkkkkkkk
2017-08-29 20:26
Immortals? Man, they got one lucky run at major, even if they started at the minor. I don't think they are really able to do something in Malmö, but we never really know. Fnatic looks interesting with that new lineup while 3 players want to leave IMT.
2017-08-29 22:06
garbage by striker didn't read lul
2017-08-29 20:16
#68
 | 
Finland TommIC 
ez NiP Kappa
2017-08-29 20:33
typo in last pic should be "should" instead of "shroud"
2017-08-29 21:52
Hahaha have fun in Malmö dont get raped / robbed (those afghani guys like to fuck boys)
2017-08-29 22:24
#78
 | 
Poland Astoner55 
"Sweden has the most representants (16) followed by Denmark (13)"...? Fnatic = 5 NiP = 5 Renegades = 1 FaZe = 1 I think it's 12, not 16. Then Denmark: Astralis: 5 North: 5 FaZe: 1 Can't see 13 lol
2017-08-29 22:51
staffs?
2017-08-30 00:21
Check coaches
2017-08-30 03:44
group c is insane
2017-08-29 23:36
#82
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd 
B.O.O.T-d[S] (#112) how they got there??!
2017-08-30 00:53
Asian qualifiers
2017-08-30 03:44
Lit can’t wait for this
2017-08-30 03:49
#88
 | 
Sweden 133665 
Group A SK North Group B Astralis Navi Group C FaZe Mouz Group D fnatic G2
2017-08-30 05:04
Awesome that we still have events, that have nothing to do with the hypocrite c*nts @ ESL, means us boycotting those f*ckers can still have quality cs to watch :)
2017-08-30 08:47
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