ELEAGUE Premier groups finalised

Turner Sports has revealed the final groups for ELEAGUE Premier following the end of the qualifiers in Europe and North America.

With ELEAGUE Premier set to start in a week's time, Turner Sports revealed last night on TBS, in a special preview show, the groups into which the five qualified teams - two from Europe and three from North America - will go.

Renegades, who secured the services of Keith "NAF" Markovic from OpTic last night, have been drawn into Group A, alongside FaZe, Natus Vincere and G2, with their first match pitting them against Finn "karrigan" Andersen's men.

FaZe will open up ELEAGUE Premier against Renegades

Immortals have been paired with North, mousesports and fnatic in Group B, while Envy have been placed into Group C, along with Virtus.pro, NiP and Cloud9Finally, Group D, the only one that had two spots up for grabs, will be completed by Liquid and Heroic.

The group stage of ELEAGUE Premier will run from September 8 to 30, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the playoffs, scheduled for October 10-13.

Below you can find the group draw in full for the $1 million competition:

Group A (September 8-9) Group B (September 15-16)
Europe FaZe Denmark North
Ukraine Natus Vincere Europe mousesports
France G2 Brazil Immortals
Australia Renegades Sweden fnatic
Group C (September 22-23) Group D (September 29-30)
Poland Virtus.pro Brazil SK
Sweden NiP Denmark Astralis
United States Cloud9 United States Liquid
France Envy Denmark Heroic
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
1st xdddd ( my 1st 1st ever, thank you to all my friends and family for the support throughout my success. I couldn't do it without you!)
2017-09-02 10:53
#5
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
V i r t u s . p r e m i e r
2017-09-02 10:50
Group C is a joke
2017-09-02 11:02
#55
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India TYZ4 
Group A stacked Group B stacked Group C WutFace Group D 2 clear favourites. Though, they *HAVE* to give VP an ez group to get them out of groups. Seems good to me.
2017-09-02 11:12
lol they still seem least likely to get out of groups
2017-09-02 11:29
#80
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India TYZ4 
Well, VP are the NA killers, with their last loss vs NA in 2014, so thats 1 free win. They'll lose to NiP. and then EnVyUs, hmm, NV is not really that good.
2017-09-02 12:22
if RpK and xms show up they'll definitely win, but i say the chances are 50-50...
2017-09-02 12:38
#89
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United States notCRank 
vp lost 7-16 to Renegades just a few days ago, so if you consider Ren a NA team, which have 2 NA players then thier last loss to NA was not to long ago. plus vp is not top form rn, so ez for nV
2017-09-02 13:29
#92
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India TYZ4 
Thats an AU team. And they had 1 Swede (jayzwalkingzz) So 3 AU + 1 EU + 1 NA = NA team? Oh, and they take part in Asia minor, not NA minor, so 100% not NA confirmed.
2017-09-02 13:34
#109
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
They still play NA pro league and org is from NA!
2017-09-02 14:10
#118
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African Union mikecool 
They have to. They want and need international experience.
2017-09-02 14:47
yeah, nV easily beats Virtus Pro, I would say probably 16-6 for nV or so Kappa
2017-09-07 17:01
#146
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United States notCRank 
what was that?
2017-09-23 09:52
#90
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United Kingdom kitteeN 
VP will be kicked out of this group with 0-2 score lmao. There is no team in t1-t2 VP would beat.
2017-09-02 13:29
#91
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India TYZ4 
Stopped reading at "fan of device"
2017-09-02 13:32
#95
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United Kingdom kitteeN 
lul. Device is one of the best snipers over the world, why i cant be his fan. Ofc its better to be fan of team, lost to Renegades 7-16 or FlipSid3, that carried by 1 player.
2017-09-02 13:37
#101
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India TYZ4 
cry is free
2017-09-02 13:43
#102
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United Kingdom kitteeN 
VP will be kicked out of top30 in 2018 with f3. Cry is free, ye
2017-09-02 13:45
#103
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India TYZ4 
LMAO you actually visited my profile. On a scale of the number of majors Astralis have won (1) to 10, how mad are you?
2017-09-02 13:47
#130
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India TYZ4 
Hello there X-God more kills than Device, and he is a fucking bot
2017-09-02 22:09
i think it will still be c9 and nip :D
2017-09-02 13:34
#119
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African Union mikecool 
Nip are the likely favs in group C. Should be ez for them given the fact they're doing well in Malmo so far.
2017-09-02 14:48
#120
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India TYZ4 
yep. VP can get ez 2nd, though
2017-09-02 14:56
#137
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United Kingdom XNL 
NiP C9 nV VP
2017-09-03 09:11
RIP C9 and Liquid :(
2017-09-02 16:05
#132
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Denmark Xipingu 
Newsflash: VP will not make it out of groups. They lost to freaking Renegades with Jayznoobings. Cmon.
2017-09-02 23:53
#133
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India TYZ4 
Gambit lost to fucking AGO gaming last week. hltv.org/matches/2314091/gambit-vs-ago-e.. Everyday is a new day in CS.
2017-09-02 23:57
#138
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Denmark Xipingu 
Online matches are worth less than LAN matches. I agree that everyday is a new day in CS, but VP seems to need changes. Direly.
2017-09-03 10:09
ez Renegades
2017-09-02 10:50
Nice groups,
2017-09-02 10:51
xD
2017-09-02 11:20
Being 1st on an irrelevant post. Not hard.
2017-09-02 13:14
mad cuz not 1st
2017-09-02 20:39
EleGiggle It's not hard to be 1st on such an irrelevant post. Try it on important things next time
2017-09-02 20:51
#2
kissmyass | 
Denmark raaVz 
ez 2nd
2017-09-02 10:50
look i found a rare happy fan
2017-09-02 10:55
#82
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Australia JingleBells 
Look i found a rare ScreaM fan
2017-09-02 12:45
#3
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Nice groups
2017-09-02 10:50
Where is Optic
2017-09-02 11:01
#42
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World TjaY02x 
kicked
2017-09-02 11:05
#46
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Asia ElemeNt4ffff 
OPTIC DOESNT KNOW WHO IS AT TEAM WHO ISNT.SO AFTER !!
2017-09-02 11:08
#134
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Australia WaxNWayne 
Is this bait? I feel like this is bait.
2017-09-03 06:05
#4
rain | 
Czech Republic FaZefanboy 
k
2017-09-02 10:50
#6
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Czech Republic thek!ng 
ez nip
2017-09-02 10:50
#7
Azylu | 
New Zealand Azylu 
Is group C a joke?
2017-09-02 10:51
#19
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Sweden Div-\ 
Ez for Nip and Envy.
2017-09-02 10:51
#25
Azylu | 
New Zealand Azylu 
they legit put the 4 worst teams in one group
2017-09-02 10:52
#71
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Sweden Div-\ 
No, liquid, heroic, renegades and mouz are worse imho...
2017-09-02 11:35
mouz will be top 10 after 2months i think
2017-09-02 13:36
#108
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Sweden Div-\ 
Mmmmm I don't think so, not without a decent IGL at least.
2017-09-02 14:05
gotta change chrisJ maybe ange1?
2017-09-02 14:25
#114
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Sweden Div-\ 
Ange1 would be a great pickup since mouz has a lot of raw skill. We'll see anyways :)
2017-09-02 14:31
yep but they will get kicked in many events too if they do changes now
2017-09-02 14:33
#117
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Sweden Div-\ 
Yep, unfortunate.
2017-09-02 14:34
#28
ISSAA | 
Japan LiLeX 
cry is free ez for envyus watch them win this tourney
2017-09-02 10:53
+69
2017-09-02 10:56
#33
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Sweden wyv0 
Group A is just as bad
2017-09-02 10:56
Group C are overrated teams.
2017-09-02 11:02
well people dont think they are good more like underrated
2017-09-02 14:34
5th
2017-09-02 10:50
#10
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Kazakhstan Cotn 
rip gambit
2017-09-02 10:51
They don't invite major winner team, overrated event lmao
2017-09-02 11:03
#11
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Sweden Nuggeet 
Fuck, fnatic going out in groups
2017-09-02 10:50
#12
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Denmark Nix0z 
Group C is a joke.
2017-09-02 10:51
#66
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan Aiomie 
Why u say so, it's group of death. Death of laughter. Hahahahahahaha
2017-09-02 11:20
#14
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United States jaeger_steam 
Awful groups rip
2017-09-02 10:51
#16
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Sweden Div-\ 
Good groups, more or less balanced, the two top teams in the same group with two thrash teams so it's ok.
2017-09-02 10:51
#73
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France Gugus_Patacus 
trash teams in group B ? hello ?
2017-09-02 11:51
#74
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Sweden Div-\ 
Ahah nt
2017-09-02 11:52
#75
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France Gugus_Patacus 
Tell me who are the two trash teams in group B. Come on, I'm waiting.
2017-09-02 11:52
#76
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Sweden Div-\ 
Mouz is pretty shit rn, and fnatic hasn't shown anything impressive. IMT and North have shown to have a good level. Although ok, perhaps group B is the most even one.
2017-09-02 11:54
Mouz gods of EPL year after year Always trash offline tho
2017-09-02 13:19
#18
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Navi g2 north imt nip c9 sk astralis
2017-09-02 10:51
#20
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Asia ElemeNt4ffff 
NICE GROUP C AND MORE GROUP B!!!VERY EQUAL
2017-09-02 10:52
finally envy not with g2 lel
2017-09-02 10:52
XD
2017-09-02 13:39
#22
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CIS dansukor 
ez for Na'Vi.
2017-09-02 10:52
#23
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Russia 1HorizoN 
group of death is D
2017-09-02 10:52
#34
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Sweden wyv0 
No? SK and Astralis Breeze pasta it
2017-09-02 10:58
lmfao group c
2017-09-02 10:52
#26
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Poland mamba99999 
The one who made those groups must have been high.
2017-09-02 10:53
#27
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Denmark Nix0z 
Group A : Navi - G2 Group B : North - Imo Group C : NIP - C9 Group D : Astralis - SK
2017-09-02 10:53
Renegades could actually have a chance in that group with the way Faze have been playing.
2017-09-02 10:54
no way
2017-09-02 13:39
group C 4Head
2017-09-02 10:55
#35
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Spain Alser 
Group C sucks
2017-09-02 11:00
#37
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Poland kick_michu 
group C sound like group of losers 4Head
2017-09-02 11:01
it is actually true if we consider current results
2017-09-02 11:09
one of faze/navi/g2 again out on groups...hm
2017-09-02 11:02
Will they be played with the same retarded format? Btw group B sucks.
2017-09-02 11:07
#51
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
terrible groups. thats what happens when u dont use seeding format.
2017-09-02 11:10
Group A gonna be fun to watch
2017-09-02 11:12
+1!
2017-09-02 13:39
Group C looks easier after Malmo
2017-09-02 11:16
For NiP
2017-09-02 11:16
#59
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Malaysia phyzell 
Yea bro, fuck the Swiss system for LAN events.
2017-09-02 11:16
#61
aurora | 
Australia omag 
bye liquid
2017-09-02 11:16
Fucking hell, gl bois
2017-09-02 11:17
#63
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan Aiomie 
Why LUL at eleague 1) Not inviting Gambit, major winners. 2) Inviting Virtus Premier at current form. 3) Groups are laughable. NA Tourney LUL
2017-09-02 11:18
gambit played qualifiers and lost.....
2017-09-02 11:35
#77
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan Aiomie 
1) Online 2) BO1 single elimination.
2017-09-02 11:56
they kicked zeus so they wont win events anymore
2017-09-02 13:40
#104
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan Aiomie 
G2 fans yet again proved they are braindead
2017-09-02 13:48
well see bro :)
2017-09-02 13:49
if VP can't make top2 of a group like then this all hope is lost
2017-09-02 11:19
#65
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Poland Giga120 
VP FAST 0/2 AND GO HOME
2017-09-02 11:19
#68
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United States Doc718 
WATCH GROUP C UPSET EVERYTHING XDDDDDD
2017-09-02 11:23
group a and c are sure to be exciting for having no clear winners,group d and b are going to cause problems in the playoff bracket
2017-09-02 11:41
#78
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Russia grEminence 
ez for Renegades!
2017-09-02 12:09
#79
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Faroe Islands shubaNN 
Group A LUL
2017-09-02 12:14
#83
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Japan CABYEE 
ez for FAZE
2017-09-02 12:49
VIRTUS PRO AHHAHAH@H@HH@H@@H@H@H@H@H
2017-09-02 12:53
Finally the dudududududududududududu returns. The long wait is over. Only 20 days to go
2017-09-02 12:56
#136
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Estonia VeTox 
dudududududududududududu
2017-09-03 08:11
#86
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Is it 2 teams per group that advance or only 1?
2017-09-02 13:07
2
2017-09-02 13:41
#106
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Australia RaginStarZ 
RIP RENEGAYS
2017-09-02 13:51
#110
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Taiwan Rav3nEz 
Ez for G2 .
2017-09-02 14:17
LUL GROUP C all tier 2 trash especially when crap 9 actually has a chance to go through you can tell this is a shit group of all the worst teams, LUL tier A stacked except for renebads. trade faze g2 or navi for someone in group C, shit is fucked up that one of those wont go through because some tier 2-3 garbage in group c does.
2017-09-02 14:25
#121
tarik | 
Brazil helzzzz 
FeelsBadMan for Renegades, i like them and theyre AU hope, and they get in this group...GL for them with NAF's new entry to them. <3 RNG
2017-09-02 15:28
eyyy C9 have finally caught a break with their group! RIP to liquid though...
2017-09-02 15:28
How do SK and Astralis keep getting grouped together in these tournaments? This is fucking retarded.
2017-09-02 18:18
you cant ask for easier group for vp no excuses for them this time
2017-09-02 20:26
#128
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
EZ Predictions ez money: Group A: 1st - G2 2nd - NaVi Group B: 1st - Immortals 2nd - North Group C: 1st - NiP 2nd - Cloud9 Group D: 1st - SK 2nd - Astralis
2017-09-02 20:42
#140
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Chile nachooww 
shroud is dead
2017-09-04 02:26
#141
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
And so is FaZe
2017-09-04 03:06
There always has to be a group of death,right?
2017-09-02 22:28
Group A: FaZe, G2 Group B: North, Fnatic Group C: NiP, Virtus.Premier Group D: SK, Astralis
2017-09-03 07:54
fnatic to play against Immortals, again LUL
2017-09-04 00:13
#142
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France G2KENNYS 
we all know who is gonna win ;) #FaZeUp
2017-09-04 20:55
#G2ARMY #RUNG2 #KENNYGOD #RAPEXISBACK #G2TOP1
2017-09-04 21:04
#144
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Russia RTTEN 
Ez4NiP
2017-09-07 09:52
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