Winners and losers of DH Masters Malmö

With DreamHack Masters Malmö now behind us, we take a look at what happened at the event in Sweden and who the biggest winners and losers of the tournament were.

The group stage in Malmö, which was played out using four GSL-style groups, featured some changes to the format we usually see at tournament. This time around, the winners' and decider matches were played out as BO3s, while the elimination matches were BO1.

G2 secured their third trophy of the year

This format, combined with the schedule, meant that teams such as mousesports, Envy and Virtus.pro were eliminated after the first day of the tournament. Most of the favorites ended up going through to the playoffs, with FaZe and Cloud9—who had both made two changes —the most notable teams to not get to the Malmö Arena.

In the playoffs, NiP showed off some of their classic magic in a comeback against Natus Vincere, while G2 took down SK, proving that the Brazilians have troubles dealing with Richard "shox" Papillon's teams. On the other side of the bracket, Astralis were once again eliminated by Gambit, while North took out Immortals 2-0.

The first semi final saw Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt and shox take on Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund once again, with the French side running out victorious this time around. North, who had been flying a bit under the radar until that point, took Gambit down comfortably to set up a rematch of the ESL Pro League S5 grand final.

A vintage Kenny "kennyS" Schrub performance kept Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen's side at bay throughout the final series, securing G2 their third title in 2017.

Best maps

Group stage Map (VOD)  Stage
France G2 16-13 France Envy Inferno Group D
Kazakhstan Gambit 19-17 Sweden NiP Overpass Group C
Brazil Immortals 16-13 France G2 Inferno Group D
Kazakhstan Gambit 16-13 Europe FaZe Nuke Group C
Playoffs
France G2 19-17 Brazil SK Inferno Quarter-finals
Sweden NiP 22-20 Ukraine Natus Vincere Nuke Quarter-finals
France G2 19-17 Sweden NiP Cache Semi-finals

Winners

G2

Winning the event, as it usually does, gets G2 on the list of the winners of DreamHack Masters Malmö. The French team had picked up their last title at the ESL Pro League S5 Finals, in June, entering a rough period after that. Losing out to Natus Vincere in the quarterfinals of ESL One Cologne, combined with a group stage exit at the Major, had dropped G2's stock going into Malmö.

And at the start of the tournament, the Frenchmen didn't look too impressive. A 16-13 victory over Envy was only possible after a strong T side comeback on Inferno, and Immortals were also a tough nut to crack for shox and co. The first two maps of the series against the Brazilians were strongly contested, but G2 were able to put up a strong showing on Overpass to close it out 16-10.

Being a map down and trailing their opponents 15-10 while playing on the T side of Inferno with just half-buy is the scenario in which G2 found themselves in the quarter-final against SK. Overaggression in B by João "felps" Vasconcellos and Fernando "fer" Alvarenga saved G2 there, allowing them to get back into the game and win the map in overtime before finishing off the series with a victory on a map they had just added to their pool: Mirage.

After winning DH Masters Malmö, shox and co. have a reason to smile for

G2 rose in form over the course of the event, as their wins became much more comfortable from that point. NiP fell on two maps, with the Swedes only really contesting the game on Cache, while the final against North was in control of the French team at almost every moment.

With this win and kennyS in MVP-worthy form, G2 are back on track. However, a crucial component to this victory was Dan "apEX" Madesclaire, who not only called the shots on Mirage but was also close to picking up his first MVP medal, missing out due to kennyS outshining him in the final. NBK- and shox both performed admirably, with Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro's form the only worrying sign going forward.

Since their win at the ESL Pro League S5 Finals, bodyy has been on a constant downward trend, finishing the last four tournaments as G2's worst rated player. The problem might lie in the wrist issue bodyy has been coping with, but the French side will be hoping the issue can be resolved and that the 20-year-old can come back to his early 2017 form.

North

North have been lingering in the top 10 ever since their win at EPICENTER 2016 under the dignitas banner, but have lacked truly great results over the course of the whole year. Following another quarter-final exit, this time at the PGL Krakow Major, the Danish squad decided to remove Emil "Magisk" Reif and take in the free agent Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså. The move was criticized, with many citing Magisk's peak as an upside that warranted his spot on the team, and Philip "aizy" Aistrup looking like the player struggling the most.

Two weeks of practice with valde, combined with MSL having the team on a tighter leash once again, resulted in a great showing in Malmö. As North took down Cloud9, SK and Immortals and Gambit on the way to the grand final, everyone had to accept that North looked better in this tournament than they had at any other event this year.

The main driving force behind North is still Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke. "Mr. Arrogant" was the best-rated player of DreamHack Masters Malmö at 1.32 over the course of 10 maps. The new addition, valde, had a strong showing as well, but the rejuvenations of aizy and MSL were what made the difference in the end.

Bringing in valde for Magisk seemingly paid of for MSL

North, similarly to G2, also threw a curveball in the form of a new map in their pool. While shox and co. moved away from Train, MSL's squad embraced it, using valde's experience on the map from Heroic to add it to their arsenal. Train proved to be crucial in the series against Gambit and SK, in which the Danes were able to take down two strong Train teams to secure series wins.

Even though they weren't able to overcome G2 in the final—just like they had not been able to at ESL Pro League LAN, in June—North's victories over the course of the tournament and the level they displayed on the server will give hope that this team can continue with deep tournament runs. The only question is if they will be able to keep this up when teams such as FaZe, Natus Vincere and Cloud9 get more time with their new rosters and start reading and countering North's tendencies.

Gambit

From internal problems to winning the Major and then losing Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko in a short period of time—Gambit has had a turbulent couple of months. The addition of Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov, a player with no experience on the big stages, combined with the loss of the veteran in-game leader and with Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev taking over the role, instilled a large degree of uncertainty around the Kazakh team.

Gambit did lose to NiP in the group stage, but the series could've gone either way as the two first maps ended only after overtime. Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov's team stepped up and showed that they are still a force to be reckoned with after that, eliminating FaZe after being down 0-1 in maps and then repeating the Major victory over Astralis, closing out the series with a dominant 16-6 victory on the Danes' pick, Mirage.

The run ended in the semi-final, where they met North. In their second match against Danish opposition, Gambit were not able to get the good starts that they had built their game on throughout the tournament, showing that the team still has a lot to work on. However, the positive side is that AdreN was aware of that, even after their convincing win over Astralis.

mou keeps delivering for Gambit

The squad might not have the strongest tactical foundation right now, but they do have a couple of things going for them. Firstly, the new addition, fitch, has adapted to the premier level environment without any difficulties, finishing the event with a 1.06 rating and reminding us of Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov's performance at DreamHack Open Winter 2016. Secondly, Rustem "mou" Telepov, who had been criticized for his inconsistency and inability to show up in big games, had another great showing in Malmö, following up on his great Major performances with a 1.09 Rating on Swedish soil.

Gambit have proven that, even without Zeus, they will still be a solid contender. Now it remains to be seen how much AdreN can improve as a leader, and if the role will continue to have such a big impact on his individual game—which suffered this weekend in Sweden.

NiP

On home soil, the Ninjas were able to get another solid placing, finishing top four. Looking back at the events NiP have played since Fredrik "REZ" Sterner joined, the team has been trending upwards, finishing top eight in Cologne shortly after adding the 19-year-old, taking the title in Valencia and now losing to the eventual champions, G2, in the semi-final.

NiP's Nuke looked strong, making it their go-to map alongside Cache, but the Swedes also added Mirage to their repertoire, playing off the strengths of the two former Epsilon members REZ and William "draken" Sundin. And it paid off, especially considering the latter ended up being their strongest performing member at the event.

After a tough first half of 2017, GeT_RiGhT looks like he is back in shape

The two veterans, f0rest and GeT_RiGhT, also had a good tournament, which gives the team a solid three-man firepower foundation to build on moving forward. REZ had some good games as well, but struggled in the Cache game against G2, where he lacked support on the B bombsite.

NiP's DreamHack Masters Malmö result got the Swedes to a single-digit ranking for the first time this year, and with their next event almost three weeks away, NiP have enough time to improve on what they showed here to continue their upward trend.

Losers

SK

From three straight first places to going out in the quarter-finals of two consecutive tournaments is how the story goes for SK. The world's No.1 team still remain in the pole position, but the title could slip through the Brazilians' fingers if they don't turn it around soon.

Taking a closer look at the last two events, the Major top-eight finish could be down to a loss against a very strong Astralis and a peak performance from Nicolai "device" Reedtz, but SK going out to G2 in the quarter-finals of DreamHack Masters Malmö is a bit of a worrying sign for the Brazilians. There were no big changes for SK, who still rely on the same map pool, players and style of play, so the loss here could just be down to some individual mistakes and a bit of rustiness from the player break.

Two quarter-final exits are a worrying sign for SK

SK will have a chance to get back into full force at ESG Mykonos 2017, which won't feature a lot of teams from the top 10. Only after that tournament will we be able to judge if Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and co. are in a post-summer rut, something they struggled with in 2016 (with fer's injury and issues with Lincoln "fnx" Lau not helping the matter).

Astralis

Two losses to Gambit in straight tournaments left Astralis with underwhelming results as they slowly fall in the rankings. The most recent defeat to the Kazakh team broke Astralis' record of making at least the semi-final of every tournament they played with Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander, hinting at a downward trend.

The dataset is still limited, though, as Astralis played only five maps over the course of the event, cruising past Renegades and Natus Vincere before losing out to Gambit in a pretty straightforward series.

Astralis' top four streak with gla1ve has come to an end

Astralis are far from being in a crisis, as their convincing wins over lower tier teams and even a fresh Natus Vincere show, but the fact that they last won a big event in March, at IEM Katowice, cannot be ignored. Astralis are a team that has the pieces to win tournaments, but they just haven't been performing up to that level recently.

Virtus.pro

It's back to black for the Poles, who have added another group stage exit to their résumé. To make matters worse, the defeats weren't tight losses to elite teams, but a 16-4 stomping that handed out by Natus Vincere and a 16-7 loss to Renegades—who were practically playing with a stand in, as David "Jayzwalkingz" Kempner departed the team as soon as the event finished.

The Poles had another disappointing showing at DreamHack Masters Malmö

With this being the fourth time Virtus.pro have not been able to get out of groups in 2017, it's hard to continue to believe in the expression "Virtus.pro always turn it around". If this was any other team, from any other region, changes would have been made a long time ago, but Virtus.pro power on. As it stands, it seems like the five will stick together, hoping to mend the wounds with a strong run at ESG Mykonos.

FaZe

Two blockbuster signings demand big results, and that is something FaZe didn't get in Malmö.

Yes, limited time to prepare and adapt to the new squad—which now features Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer—combined with a pretty tough group containing NiP, Gambit and mousesports are mitigating factors to FaZe's early exit, but there is no running away from the high expectations the "CS:GO Galacticos" now have on their backs.

karrigan's team didn't impress in Sweden, going out to NiP and Gambit

The tournament started forFinn "karrigan" Andersen's team by banning Cache and Cobblestone, and playing Nuke against NiP. The notoriously tactical map simply doesn't seem like a smart choice for a team that has just started playing together, with other options potentially more suited for side that packs as much firepower as FaZe do. The same map came back to bite them in the series against Gambit too, as the European mixture couldn't close out a 13-10 CT side lead, which saw them eliminated by Hobbit and co.

Currently, FaZe are looking confident on Mirage, but they will need to show much more than that to live up to the names on the backs of their jerseys. Their first chance to do so will be this weekend, in the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier group stage.

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 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
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
990
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
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
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
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 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
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1441
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1155
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
966
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
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
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
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
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
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
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
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
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
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
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
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1586
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Rip astralis
2017-09-05 20:13
why!? They lost to a better gambit who are clearly shaping up to be top3
2017-09-05 20:14
#26
 | 
United States jekl 
But then Gambit got stomped by North, then North got stomped by G2. Not looking good for Astralis, based on this tournament alone they are bottom of the top 5, but that's not accurate, they are probably still top 3, just barely behind G2.
2017-09-05 20:26
Chain logic never works in csgo unless you're comparing a team in a lower tier with another team at a higher tier. For example, space soldiers beat SK so they have a chance to beat G2 at X amount of odds. That sort of chain logic is valid since it usually holds up to its value when making prediction. North is a lot more about trading (Combination of K0nfig and valde), Astralis is about gaining map control (good example is their staple t-side pistol round on overpass where they wrap from long to bathrooms to connector and then goes to B), and G2 is all about entries leading to individual decisions (examples are apex's stellar performances in ESL pro league final and DH malmo.) Different playstyles= different results. Gambit was much better than astralis in taking map control and trading while north was much better than gambit in fragging.
2017-09-05 20:32
i wish i could give u some karma for this.. well written, True Indeed!
2017-09-05 21:48
#47
SaufS | 
Switzerland zulecsgo 
i think its more like gambit being the kryptonite to astralis at the moment.. i mean we have seen how confident sk looks to every other team besides gambit (based on the last 5-6 offline events)
2017-09-05 21:51
#68
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Brazil nicknameBR123 
I think that goes to G2 instead?! SK seems to always strugle against G2, it's kinda funny. This recent defeat on mälmö was horse shit. They were winning and practically threw the bo3 with that stupid banana push. BTW, well explained by @rockandroll1234.
2017-09-06 00:50
#90
SaufS | 
Switzerland zulecsgo 
it should be astralis instead of SK ^^ sry
2017-09-06 12:46
#92
 | 
Brazil nicknameBR123 
Oh! That makes sense
2017-09-07 04:40
#48
 | 
CIS STAboss 
Smart murican , wtf
2017-09-05 21:55
Wtf a smart person in hltv omg I think i can die now
2017-09-06 00:28
#69
suNny | 
Finland jakem0n 
You can die everyday but now you can die in peace and happines :) smart muricans confirmed
2017-09-06 00:59
#66
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Denmark Xipingu 
Considering that Gambit didn't have the same strong start against North as vs Astralis, that is easily the reason why they lost to North.
2017-09-06 00:32
#85
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Sweden Madrigals1 
Astralis, North and Gambit are like rock, paper, scissors.
2017-09-06 10:00
#93
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
Yup!
2017-09-08 21:58
#91
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
top3 lol, bet you think nip is gonna be there with them too and faze was going to destroy when they added niko, then you said it again with guardian and then olof. bet you were saying this was the year of astralis and then year of vp back in spring too
2017-09-06 21:24
#94
 | 
Sweden werkaster 
Faze did destroy when NiKo joined. You must have a very short memory. Sure, they didn't WIN every final, just the one, but still, in comparison to their old results, it was a huge improvement.
2017-09-13 23:09
#78
 | 
United States mGm0nster 
RIP
2017-09-06 04:35
seccond
2017-09-05 20:13
#3
NEO | 
Poland xAll3n 
1
2017-09-05 20:13
g2 top team
2017-09-05 20:13
#5
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Brazil bandicoot 
SK bad event. worst in long time
2017-09-05 20:14
#23
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United States jekl 
Katowice was worse, but that was really long ago, so don't know if it's relevant. Pretty upset SK threw like that in a way, too many people aren't giving G2 credit for the comeback, rather just blaming the entire series on Fer and Felps. What's even funnier is that if that banana push worked, it would be praised as classic SK CT side aggression.
2017-09-05 20:24
#32
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Brazil erfur 
But that was a huge mistake... they were already at an advantage... they didnt need to rush anymore... G2 did they work but it was more for SK's error.... G2 has its merit but the error from SK was greater
2017-09-05 20:37
#39
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Brazil Charizaldo 
Match point, financial advantage, they only need to play safe. That was unbelievable...
2017-09-05 21:07
#52
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Finland Alko^ 
well better team won :)
2017-09-05 23:03
#80
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Brazil bandicoot 
obvious , when you throw advantage like that, you deserve to get punished and we did
2017-09-06 05:18
#86
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Sweden Madrigals1 
"you deserve to get punished and we did" ))
2017-09-06 10:02
"a classic CT side agression" without any smoke, any stuff? that was'nt a legit move, they despised g2 and they paid for it
2017-09-05 20:39
#38
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Brazil Charizaldo 
That move was one of the dumbest I ever seen. I can't believe they have done that push without someone's call. They don't even used a flash (!!!).
2017-09-05 21:06
#53
 | 
Finland Alko^ 
G2 were better?
2017-09-05 23:03
#58
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Brazil elvisnmorreu 
G2 weren't better than Sk on Inferno, Sk lost to themselves
2017-09-05 23:30
Wtf i didnt see that match sk vs sk
2017-09-06 00:30
#67
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Denmark Xipingu 
This. G2 was > SK on Mirage, but Inferno was a failure of epic proportions. I haven't seen that big a mistake since Xyp9x failed to clutch a easy 1v2 because of a aggressive fail spray on Mirage.
2017-09-06 00:34
#81
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Brazil bandicoot 
credit to G2, SK gave them unnecessary opportunities and G2 punished them
2017-09-06 05:21
#70
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Brazil nicknameBR123 
Better team won, that is for sure! Still none can't deny that that push was a dumb move. I don't feel like I'm trying to take G2 away the merit of winning the series by saying this, it's just that it was stupid as fuck to watch it. Jesus Christ! Hope SK work that arrogance out. I remember in some vlogging or interview FalleN talking about the urge to win a match when you are like 16-2 and game is easy blablabla, you get anxious and start to make mistakes and hurry things up. Seems like they didn't learn.
2017-09-06 01:00
#95
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Sweden werkaster 
Yes. This isn't about the push, it's about what the commentators and analysts decide to comment on during and after the game. They can't be bothered to be nuanced and advanced, so that game will be forever known for 1 of 100 pushes and how that one, out of all the successful ones, unfortunately, failed. It's sad how dumbed down CS feels 2017. Everything is about a single play per game.
2017-09-13 23:13
izi for g2
2017-09-05 20:14
ez
2017-09-05 20:14
first
2017-09-05 20:14
feels sad for VP plow;s gone
2017-09-05 20:14
Indian CS xD
2017-09-06 05:06
#11
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Pakistan perth 
Winners = G2 Losers = Everyone else No problem
2017-09-05 20:14
#21
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United States jekl 
+1
2017-09-05 20:22
#51
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Poland cGev 
+1
2017-09-05 22:16
hire this men, hltv !
2017-09-05 23:40
gg
2017-09-05 20:14
Winner G2 Loser SK /Close
2017-09-05 20:15
SK THE LOSERS
2017-09-05 20:15
winner g2
2017-09-05 20:20
#18
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France kNRD^ 
Ez for G2 the real superteam.
2017-09-05 20:17
#29
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United States jekl 
S U P E R T E A M S U P E R T E A S U P E R T E S U P E R T S U P E R S U P E S U P S U S S U S U P S U P E S U P E R S U P E R T S U P E R T E S U P E R T E A S U P E R T E A M
2017-09-05 20:27
#55
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Denmark MeToxi 
Supertea? Where can i buy it?
2017-09-05 23:13
#71
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Brazil nicknameBR123 
You don't buy it. You make it with magic shrooms 8D
2017-09-06 01:02
#19
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Korea MavenCSGOD 
VP :'(
2017-09-05 20:18
#20
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United States jekl 
G2 numba 2
2017-09-05 20:22
#22
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
Hope SK lose next events to make the scene more cool
2017-09-05 20:22
#25
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
Hope u don't lose ur skins and be mad to make scene more cool :)
2017-09-05 20:25
Seems like SK and Astralist domination is over
2017-09-05 20:25
#28
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
Everyone winning and losing. This is perfect cs. Noone making it boring af by dominating :)
2017-09-05 20:26
#72
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Brazil nicknameBR123 
THANK YOU!
2017-09-06 01:02
#96
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Sweden werkaster 
I don't understand why some people can't choose a favorite team and stick to it. But if you don't want to, that's fair enough, it's up to you. That being said, I have no clue how to think this way. I'm over the moon when Fnatic dominates, but I have made certain changes since they started to lose some games. Nowadays I wait until the game is over, check the result to know if we got the victory and if we did I watch the game from start to finish. It's never boring to win, only to lose. I still watch all other games from start to finish in a tournament, but it's not the same thing watching a random team win a game, not for me at least.
2017-09-13 23:20
#97
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
Im proudly fan of ago and still i like that its not only one team dominating :p but i do get ur point :)
2017-09-13 23:22
astralis domination topkek
2017-09-06 08:34
#27
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Malaysia phyzell 
Cuz i'm a loser, i'm a looooooooooooooooooooserrrrr! YAY
2017-09-05 20:26
ez for astralis, nicest team in esports, giving up their top4 streak so gambit doesnt feel demoralized after losing zeus and getting bad placings #RUNASTRALIS
2017-09-05 20:45
+1 astralis top 1
2017-09-05 21:02
#35
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Sweden lagcats 
g2,north is juts nuts atm
2017-09-05 20:46
I dont like when great players are forced to take on a leadership role i.e. AdreN, as it feels like in the long run this can destroy his confidence unless things do go according to plan and if at least they win games that place them somewhat high in final placings. Good example is seized as after not workying out as a valuable igl, and being put back as just a player, it will be hard to regain the same ability and confidence to frag again as he was before taking on that igl thing. So, hopefully even if adren doesnt workout well as an igl and will be back to just killing people, he is able to put up big numbers again, it just feels that skilled players that are meant to be killers in game should not be the once calling. This ruins the team in the long run, but hopefully not this time. They won again now, thats great, yea, but i think more value would be if ANGE1 was in gambit and fitch would replace dosia or at least ANGE1 would join in stead of fitch as dosia worked out okay with ange1 back in the day, so in the future may be this will happen as its understandable that for now this was too short of a notice in discussing the transfer but what do i know, it is what it is. Gl gambit
2017-09-05 20:54
Why do you think ANGE1 is the solution? Do you remember the reason why trio Adren/Dosia/Mou left HR? They didn't want continue with ANGE1 anymore. Since Astana Dragons they haven't win anything. I mean maybe problem in ANGE1? His tactics/playstyle doesn't work like it supposed to be.
2017-09-05 21:25
"Back in the day" is not "now". Given the right pieaces for him to work with now could result in a different outcome. We re not in 2014 now, but the point was different anyway. The point is not to kill a great frager in AdreN by having in game lead and since there arent really any decent igls like zeus or blad3, ANGE1 is the only one coming to mind. This way We can save adren from sacrificing his skill by igling.
2017-09-05 23:59
#40
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France Static2k 
S C R E A M S C R E A S C R E S C R S C S S U S U P S U P E S U P E R S U P E R T S U P E R T E S U P E R T E A S U P E R T E A M
2017-09-05 21:18
#42
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
"Two blockbuster signings..." is it a back-to-back though?
2017-09-05 21:38
#43
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Brazil Juneco 
sk could beat g2 easily, but everyone saw what happen in round 25
2017-09-05 21:42
#54
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Finland Alko^ 
hahah nice excuse g2 were better team they won overtime and raped sk in mirage
2017-09-05 23:05
Did you even watch the first map
2017-09-05 23:29
Rush banana cyka blyat
2017-09-05 22:15
#73
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Brazil nicknameBR123 
Never forgetti
2017-09-06 01:07
#56
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
#SKSTILLTOP1
2017-09-05 23:18
kkkkkkkkkkkk
2017-09-06 03:22
#59
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France Kabby 
Winners : G2 Losers : every other team There's only one winner right ?
2017-09-05 23:33
The biggest loser of this tournament is VP.
2017-09-06 00:00
Noice
2017-09-06 01:14
what this news? Winner : Only G2 Esports Loser : other teams
2017-09-06 03:01
#77
TACO | 
Brazil gabriezz1 
Nice criticism.
2017-09-06 04:27
#82
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Canada LongBaguette 
Fix some grammatical errors and its a nice article! Xd
2017-09-06 06:40
#84
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Switzerland IJesuZzzz 
Hahah what about the NA scene? RIP Clown9.. Where is Liquid... ?? They are clearly the losers
2017-09-06 08:38
#87
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Other Malda4 
Winner and losers*
2017-09-06 10:39
virtus PROS LOSERS AS USUAL
2017-09-06 11:03
#89
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Yugoslavia houschwitz 
,,"Virtus.pro always turn it around". If this was any other team, from any other region, changes would have been made a long time ago, but Virtus.pro power on.. PL ,,scene,, is same as UK scene 10-15x full time players in this country not include this 5x from VP and all of them are forever TIER4 shiters what are not even close to very low EU lvl so even if VP want to make roster changes they simple cant do it in poland you dont have any players to replace somebody in VP
2017-09-06 11:38
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