G2 outlast Immortals, top Group D

G2 defeated Immortals following a 2-1 series (Mirage 16-12, Inferno 13-16, Overpass 16-10) to come out on top of Group D.

The last series of day two at DreamHack Masters Malmö began on Mirage, a map G2 had been known to always ban. Starting as Counter-Terrorists, Immortals went up 4-1 to kick things off before a force from the Frenchmen turned the tide and equalized the scoreline.

The Brazilian side grabbed the next two but couldn't keep the pressure up, letting G2 run their simple style. With it, Richard "shox" Papillon's squad clinched four rounds in a row for an 8-6 lead before Kenny "kennyS" Schrub clutched a 1v2 on the B bombsite in the last round. 

G2 took Immortals by surprise in their first Mirage match as a team

Another pistol going the way of Immortals made it even at 9-9, but G2 once again got a hold of the first gunrounds thanks to clutches from Dan "apEX" Madesclaire and kennyS on each site. Taking advantage of the economic issues of their opponents, Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt & co. extended their lead to 14-9. 

A split on B then set off a streak of three rounds going in favor of the Brazilian side, but the last two rounds saw the French squad pull off two retakes, as G2 got away with the win at 16-12 in their first Mirage match as a team. 

Map two, Inferno, started with a chaotic pistol round that ended with apEX clinching four kills and a 1v2 with low health. Immortals then got away with a forcebuy win, which started a flurry of unsuccessful forcebuys for G2, leading to a 5-1 scoreline in favor of Brazil's No.2 team.

The tide turned when Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro clutched a 1v3 and apEX followed it up with a 1v2 later on, with the chaotic match moving in favor of the French roster. They got up to eight rounds before Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles closed out the half with a quad-kill.

Immortals started the second half with a 5-0 lead despite losing all weapons up against pistols, but the score was soon even at 12 once G2 put up a great defense on both sites. Ricardo "boltz" Prass and Henrique "HEN1" Teles then turned a 2v4 around and Immortals switched up the pace, rushing B after a timeout to catch their opponents off-guard. The next two rounds were split despite a poor economic situation on the G2 side, who couldn't push the match to overtime, as Immortals pushed A for 16-12.

steel played a massive part in Immortals' win on Inferno

The decider was Overpass, which began with the first three rounds going back and forth, as shox clutched a 1v2 in the last second, while each team grabbed a forcebuy. Playing on the Terrorist side, G2 came out on top of that exchange, getting up to 5-1 without losing many players in the process, racking up the economy.

That helped the Frenchmen buy up despite losing the next two rounds and go on a dominant streak until it was 11-3, at which point Lucas "steel" Lopes stepped up with an ace. 

boltz's triple in the second pistol round closed the gap to 7-11, but G2 ran away with the next three rounds, much thanks to apEX flanking Immortals and getting a triple to break their economy.

There was life left in steel's team yet, as they avoided match point for three rounds, but it wasn't enough to complete the comeback. G2 went on to pick up a 16-10 win on the decider, which sent them to the playoffs from the high seed in Group D.

Matchpage
1
2
31st August 2017
France
12
Mirage
16
16
Inferno
13
10
Overpass
16

News tags:
 Immortals K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 71 - 53 +18 92.7 1.28
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 54 - 56 -2 76.9 1.04
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 51 - 59 -8 71.7 0.98
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 47 - 55 -8 65.5 0.91
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV- 52 - 67 -15 68.3 0.85
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 70 - 49 +21 75.7 1.31
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 71 - 60 +11 90.2 1.27
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 52 - 58 -6 75.6 1.05
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 53 - 56 -3 68.3 1.01
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 44 - 52 -8 65.6 0.93

Matchpage
1
2
31st August 2017
France
12
Mirage
16
16
Inferno
13
10
Overpass
16

 Immortals K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 71 - 53 +18 92.7 1.28
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 54 - 56 -2 76.9 1.04
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 51 - 59 -8 71.7 0.98
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 47 - 55 -8 65.5 0.91
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV- 52 - 67 -15 68.3 0.85
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 70 - 49 +21 75.7 1.31
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 71 - 60 +11 90.2 1.27
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 52 - 58 -6 75.6 1.05
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 53 - 56 -3 68.3 1.01
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 44 - 52 -8 65.6 0.93

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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Rip br LUL
2017-09-01 00:14
#9
Thomas | 
Uzbekistan empry 
omfg ez
2017-09-01 00:14
#13
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United States Droidd 
ez for NIP
2017-09-01 00:14
ez g2
2017-09-01 00:14
#17
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Denmark chrkloster 
Wonder if Immortals didn't hard choke on Mirage..
2017-09-01 00:14
#20
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France flyingDR4G00N 
trop ez haha
2017-09-01 00:15
#26
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Germany PcPrincipal68 
+1
2017-09-01 00:21
#2
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
xD
2017-09-01 00:14
Gj
2017-09-01 00:14
Imt tier 2 Sk tier 3
2017-09-01 00:14
#5
swag | 
Canada akasauva 
expected
2017-09-01 00:14
#6
rain | 
Russia YayzNastka 
lol
2017-09-01 00:14
#7
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Austria SPatrick_ 
ez
2017-09-01 00:14
G2 best team on mirage PogChamp
2017-09-01 00:14
rip
2017-09-01 00:14
#14
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China Captain_TYLOO 
NOOBS FROM POORICA REKT H@H@H@H@H@H@H@
2017-09-01 00:14
#16
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Brazil most_bestest 
Tomorrow is our day to shine.
2017-09-01 00:14
#18
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Romania seVeNz 
#G2ARMY #SUPERTEAM
2017-09-01 00:15
#19
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Romania zeneix 
G2-Nip final incoming
2017-09-01 00:15
#21
Boo | 
France mbl4 
Kenny monter
2017-09-01 00:16
Majors runner-ups lmao Expected
2017-09-01 00:17
fan of G2 LUL
2017-09-01 00:20
cry is free
2017-09-01 00:21
It actually isn't. Some guy already proved here on hltv it costs some money. Get rekt baguette
2017-09-01 00:36
if you're ready to listen to hltv guys, no wonder why you're still a 3rd world country
2017-09-01 00:37
#41
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New Zealand bop1t 
+1
2017-09-01 02:40
#64
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Indonesia FinZzz 
You wrecked him so bad.
2017-09-01 13:26
but G2 don't lose a bo3 versus north lmao
2017-09-01 00:43
#49
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Brazil KerimZ 
G2 can't even make to playoffs at majors dude, you better bet that if there's a major qualifier G2 will be there LUL
2017-09-01 08:38
#52
shox | 
France UniTim 
To much lucky in the major bracket,IMT didn't defeat any 1tier team Va te prendre fdp
2017-09-01 09:28
#56
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Brazil KerimZ 
lmao, G2 lost to Fnatic, got stomped by Astralis and Gambit (16-6) at least Immortals had close games against Astralis and Gambit
2017-09-01 10:27
#65
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Indonesia FinZzz 
G2 played Bo1s meanwhile immortals played Bo3s....you cant compare to how close the game was like that. Lets face it, Immortals got super lucky in the Majors (never happened in csgo history tbh) but G2 played terrible as well. Still even with the major results, G2 is a better team than immortals.
2017-09-01 13:28
#66
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Brazil KerimZ 
wtf you talkin about Immortals played a bo1 against Astralis and they took Astralis to overtime, meanwhile G2 got stomped 16-6 by Astralis and went out in groups
2017-09-01 13:29
#70
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Indonesia FinZzz 
Ye but against gambit was a bo3. Plus Bo1 matches can hardly give you a picture of how good the team really is.
2017-09-01 13:32
#23
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United Kingdom _HaqX_ 
Why DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 ?
2017-09-01 00:18
Spoiler, NiP champions
2017-09-01 00:22
#25
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France kNRD^ 
G2ez
2017-09-01 00:20
G2 lucky as usual... IMT braindead as usual... Shitty teams!
2017-09-01 00:21
#44
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France Vipair 
Look a this this very salty fake flagger, very common in this ecosystem, even though he shows why his "country" has absolutely no scene :)
2017-09-01 03:50
#53
shox | 
France UniTim 
Smooya will carry UK scene kappa prise
2017-09-01 09:30
#67
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Indonesia FinZzz 
Actually G2 might be one of the most unluckiest teams in the world. They always had a harder route to the playoffs and got matched up against harder teams more often than not. Check out the major and prior to that as well such.
2017-09-01 13:30
#29
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Other _ScorcH_ 
soooo brazilians... where was your "beloved" kNgVITO now? Kudos to Kenny being alive for "superteamL
2017-09-01 00:22
Final NiP vs G2?
2017-09-01 00:26
steel played alone rip
2017-09-01 00:28
#33
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Brunei FeelsHoodMan 
expected
2017-09-01 00:31
So many mistakes from both teams
2017-09-01 00:38
Unfortunately Immortals did more mistakes, like the 2 vs 5 on Mirage
2017-09-01 00:44
Yeah that was unforgivable.
2017-09-01 00:52
#43
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Netherlands Yak_41M 
hard to watch RIP time-meter
2017-09-01 03:24
if apex would play always like that and shox step a little bit up (IGL my ass) then they could truly be that french superteam. I hope that wasn't just a fluke. astralis vs g2 would be nice to watch
2017-09-01 01:42
#58
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Denmark fm100 
But why doe? Astralis would crush them completly. Gla1ve can outsmart and outbrain shox completely.. (And no Iam not fucking diehard fan of astralis
2017-09-01 11:17
#61
NBK- | 
Germany DoubleUD 
lately, g2 smashed online astrals 2-0. Lets see if its changed on LAN
2017-09-01 11:43
but you have denmark flag and this is just your opinion and not even arguments. therefore, nice try denkmark.
2017-09-01 12:30
#75
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Denmark fm100 
no but i know when i have a denmark flag everyone goes crazy like " okay astralis fangay and everything
2017-09-01 14:39
I know, don't worry, I see where you come from. Oh wait... I mean, I can see why you said that. Astralis is clearly the favourite here, I agree on that. Hope gla1ve will stand up to his expectations.
2017-09-01 14:58
where is astralis now and mastermind gla1ve? lul Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander 19 - 38 -19 55.0 0.70 guess you overrated him a bit? g2 advance to grand final, apex still rollin.
2017-09-03 13:52
#87
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Denmark fm100 
Astralis worst nightmare are gambit they cant play vs them and you know it. vs g2 they still would have outminded and played them;)
2017-09-03 13:58
haha alright mate, the nightmare got real then.
2017-09-03 14:48
#89
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Denmark fm100 
it did but i dont care because i support North;)
2017-09-03 14:48
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire 80 - 64 +16 94.4 1.23 vs SK I am the prophet
2017-09-02 14:07
steelendaGOD
2017-09-01 02:59
Why do those shitty 3 players on the bottom of the scoreboard want to cut the 2 guys on top doing all the work. Crazy BR logic
2017-09-01 05:00
#46
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Luxembourg alex24 
kick kNg and bring fnx
2017-09-01 07:31
#47
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Singapore AerusXV 
ez 4 my french boys
2017-09-01 07:35
#48
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Malaysia phyzell 
Shit tournament format, IMT can get the last laugh. What's the point of competing, when trolling gives more profit to the team??
2017-09-01 08:30
#51
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Denmark Xipingu 
What on Earth are your delusional brain talking about?
2017-09-01 09:18
#55
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Malaysia phyzell 
it's a winners vs winners match, should you totally burnout without any profit?
2017-09-01 09:51
#57
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Denmark Xipingu 
Hardly matters, does it? Both teams played to what they can atm, IMT didnt burn out lol. G2 was just better. I guess a team can burn out and rely on the decider to bring them further, but that is not what happened yesterday.
2017-09-01 11:13
#60
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Malaysia phyzell 
The point is the matchup is pointless as it is easily be treated as a training/trial match for strategy experiments. SK lost their match yesterday so everyone believed they are weaker opponent today which is not. Yesterday was just a psychological ops (Troll) for both teams or a 'safe-deposit' match for gambling. If G2 was better than IMT, they would've been in the Major finals in Krakow. And both winning teams knows they were better than their 'opponents' today as they have an upper hand to detect 'their' weaknesses in their 2 previous matches in this tournament. Teams will normally show their true downsides during knockout matches. Well, the term burnout I used isn't fatigue related, it's a thing I relate to their maximum strength/potential in a match/tourney.
2017-09-01 11:44
#63
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Indonesia FinZzz 
By your logic, then Gambit and Immortals are better teams than Astralis and Sk since none of them reached the finals of Krakow.
2017-09-01 13:25
#69
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France Sofio 
he's from na thats explains everything
2017-09-01 13:32
#71
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Indonesia FinZzz 
But it's a malaysian flag...
2017-09-01 13:42
He is from norway thats explains everything
2017-09-01 14:08
#77
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Malaysia phyzell 
Based on your mindset, you expect a team gonna be better based on one tournament. Look at SK, from where they gained 1000 points to become world's no. 1 team. PGL Krakow is a biggest tier 1 event for 2017, where the best teams arrived to prove who's the best team in the world. And you still think Astralis and SK are the best team in the world? Why didn't they reached the Grand Finals? Gambit gained 200+ points when they won the major. The reason is simple, they were the best team in Krakow.
2017-09-01 15:15
#82
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Indonesia FinZzz 
"Based on your mindset, you expect a team gonna be better based on one tournament". What the fuck are you saying lmfao. Please explain. You are the one saying that whoever wins a random Bo1 match that hardly matters will determine who and who's better. So Vega Squadron beat faze, meaning Vega squadron's a better team than faze?
2017-09-01 19:36
#84
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Malaysia phyzell 
They had a roster change recently right? (Olof & Guardian). If their old lineup was good why do they need a roster change? I heard VS extended their contract to all players, yes their current lineup is better. And read below my last paragraph on my latest reply to Xipingu regarding to that BO1 shit. BO1 is like MMA, and BO3 is Boxing. I love Boxing, more intelligent game.
2017-09-01 20:04
#78
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Malaysia phyzell 
Read my first comment, you can't judge a team's qualities based on yesterday's winner's match. Stop giving so much hype on yesterday's match! Only today's matches you may judge which team is better.
2017-09-01 15:19
#79
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Indonesia FinZzz 
Omfg.....i have no words. Then believe what you chose to bud.
2017-09-01 15:39
#80
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Malaysia phyzell 
The tournament format is shit and easily rigged by cs bookies, only looks prestigious in the eyes of gambling syndicates. And we're all just sitting ducks spectating a potentially rigged match. Well, they should give Boots at least four maps to play before going home. Playing one map with short period time for warmup doesn't show the true qualities of these players. :)
2017-09-01 15:49
#81
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Denmark Xipingu 
You are contradicting yourself. You want to base everything off of the Krakow Major, which is the wrong thing to do - more about that in a moment - and then you use SK as an example. Both SK and North died in the quarters, meaning they should be equal according to what you are saying. And don't backtrack now and change your statement - it's exactly what you are saying. SK wasn't testing anything yesterday, North just showed up, SK didn't. If what you said is true, SK wouldn't have ragequit the way they did on Inferno. And no, it's not "scripted". Only really uneducated people says that, because their brain has no other explanation. G2 probably trained harder for this tournament than IMT did, and it's understandable. Time is running out for that lineup in terms of achievements, so I would too. G2 on paper is way better than Immortals, and that's the first REALLY good result IMT has had in a while at the major. It could be a fluke run easily. See how the rest goes, then come back to continue if IMT reaches the finals again. If not, well there you go. It's not true what you say though, because a lot of teams wants that day off most early playoffs "tickets" will give you, because then they won't be impacted by little sleep and stress as much. Yes, the players gets stressed too. Don't pretend they don't, just because you never played at any level above lowbob level. I can say this by my own experience. Saying the format is bad and rigged is the typical explanation for people that doesn't think things through. Sure, Bo1 elimination matches are questionable, but I enjoy it actually. The Swiss System is getting really tireing, and most pros doesn't like it. So getting back to a somewhat iteration of the GSL format is a start, maybe figuring out a new system. Generally, Bo1 is trash overall. None of that should be a thing in CS:GO in 2017.
2017-09-01 17:57
#83
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Malaysia phyzell 
Dude, PGL Major is the mother of all CS events. Did you see how big the trophy is? Every team's annual hardwork is ended once the trophy is lifted. That's why many big roster changes (Optic, C9, North) happened after the Major. It's because everyone is preparing the new lineup for the next PGL Major. The playoff for Krakow is like having 4 grand finals in one tournament. How the hell they are equal when there's only one champion in every event? Which part was I back tracking my statements? If it's a winner's match where nobody's gonna get kicked out, why must they unleash all their secrets without experimenting few things before their real knockout match? So you think North gonna make it to semis? Valde was always a top player, but SK achieved making him the worst performing player in his team. So I think SK's only mission was accomplished there, to test how well valde move around his team-mates. The way SK destroyed C9 today is another proof that they were measuring Valde's strength and positioning (acid-test). Well, you might think G2 has improved and so does other teams attending the playoff. Look how hard was for Faze to stop Gambit today when everyone thought Fitchz was the weakest player in the match. That Faze defeat clearly showed CS is not all about how sharp you are, but more about how intelligent you plan out your operation via the IGL. Yes, everyone thinks that G2 will be able to be the best because they own KennyS and other top guns, but top teams like Faze knows now that having top gunners is not the real answer to winning the title. IMT realized this earlier before others, so they got into the PGL finals and become world's #4 top team. And nobody expected that to happen as PENTA looked sharper than them during the PGL main qualifiers. So I still think they were toying around with G2 and their only mission yesterday was to get a 2 digit scoreline. You might think every match is fluke, actually you can depend on fluke shots rather than flickshots before getting shot down by your boss like how shroud was kicked out from c9, for running out of luck. lol If you think i'm a noob, then you're wrong. I'm a top player in my region back in 1.6 and I've some friends attending this Malmo event. But I'd rather keep profile low here as I've quit the game for a long time now to focus on other things in life. But yeah, the organisers we have today are better than 10 years back so imo if the players are stressed out, it's mostly because he's less disciplined/smart to handle his situation and not because of his tight tournament schedule. I always treat CS as a tactical knowledge where your mind just need to know what's best to do during desperate times. I'm not saying these esports teams are a member of a gambling cartel. But it can greatly make the tournament looks more professional when the event is perceived to be immune from any exploitation/manipulation from hidden parties. The swiss system is only good for online qualifiers and not for the finals, as huge amount of money & time is at stake here and most managers for the qualifying teams need more/greater input (info) before making a huge decisions to change their current lineup. I'd agree it's not the best format, hopefully their ADR/KDR can also included in the system if we want to see a greater performance from all players. Well, we can now agree that BO1 format is bullshit. Study have shown that males genes have a slower rate for chemical production in the brain as compared to female genes, which is the reason why men having more trouble waking up in comparison to women. So BO3 format is the best solution if we want to see the fullest potential of a team like VP. hehe.. Cheers m8! :D
2017-09-01 19:54
Shox looks like a CGI Final Fantasy character in that picture.
2017-09-01 08:53
#54
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Malaysia phyzell 
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2017-09-01 09:50
#59
friberg | 
South Africa fillz 
imortals best team tbh
2017-09-01 11:31
#90
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Ireland Mackey91 
ok
2017-09-18 19:15
#68
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France Sofio 
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2017-09-01 13:31
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