ELEAGUE Premier playoffs preview

Professeur
October 9th, 2017 19:10

Eight teams are set to battle in the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier playoffs this week, with the quarter-finals starting on Tuesday. Before heading into the ELEAGUE studios once again, we took a look at the squads and prepared a preview of the event.

The ELEAGUE group stage, which spanned over four consecutive weeks, saw eight teams book spots in the  playoffs. FaZe and G2 came out of the first group, North and fnatic followed suit, Cloud9 and EnVyUs made it out of Group C, while Astralis and Heroic wrapped it up by finishing top two in the final group.

Premier CS:GO action will once again be broadcasted from the  ELEAGUE studios

SK and Liquid are notable absentees, having failed to make it out of group D, as well as mousesports, who attended ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier shortly after their triumph in Mykonos, only to go out last in Atlanta. NiP are another team many would expect to make it to the playoffs, but the Swedes were shocked by EnVyUs in the decider match after winning the Frenchmen's map pick.

The draw saw the four favorites—Astralis, FaZe, G2 and North—spread out evenly across the bracket, with Richard "shox" Papillon and co.—who finished second in their group behind FaZe—being drawn against Cloud9. The French-American matchup will be the first one to be played out at the ELEAGUE Arena, with Astralis - fnatic following on the first day. The other two quarter-finals will take place on day two, when FaZe will take on EnVyUs and North will face Heroic in a Danish derby.

ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier features a total prize pool of $1,000,000, with $500,000 set aside for the winner and $150,000 for the second-placed team.

Rating used are from last three months on LAN
Tuesday, 20:00
Cloud9 2.0   G2 2.0
United States Will "RUSH" Wierzba  1.15   France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub  1.19
United States Jake "Stewie2K" Yip  1.08   France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire  1.10
United States Tarik "tarik" Celik  1.08  vs.  France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt  1.04
United States Timothy "autimatic" Ta  1.06   France Richard "shox" Papillon  1.01
United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham  0.97   France Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro  0.99
United States Soham "valens" Chowdhury  (coach)   France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux (coach)

Group C proved to be a walk in a park for Cloud9, who dropped just eight rounds total against NiP and EnVyUs on their way to the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier playoffs. The American side have been active ever since putting together their new roster, attending four LANs since the summer break.

Putting aside an underwhelming debut in Malmö, Cloud9 have been performing respectably, making top four at both ESL One New York and DreamHack Open Montreal. Continuing the semi-final trend in Atlanta will be no easy task, as they are set to face G2. The French side wasn't too active after winning Malmö, with the ELEAGUE group stage their only LAN outing, so it remains to be seen if the level they showed in Sweden is something they can keep up with.

What should play in G2's their favor is the AWPing showdown between kennyS and Skadoodle. The American sniper did step it up on the two maps he played in the group stage in Atlanta—against NiP and EnVyUs—but has been pretty lackluster apart from that. If kennyS is able to get the upper hand in the AWPing duel consistently, Cloud9 could easily find themselves playing catch-up in the series. Coming back from a deficit is not something we've seen Cloud9 do with this roster yet, with bad starts often leading to complete blowouts—out of the nine maps they lost on LAN, four finished with Cloud9 picking up six or fewer rounds.

The two sides met at the PGL Major, where G2 secured an overtime win on Cobble

That is not to say that Cloud9 are complete underdogs in the series. Despite moving to a peripheral role, Stewie2K is still an impactful player for the side, and can be a solid AWPing option for his team, as his aggressive style is very different from Skadoodle's and could catch the Frenchmen off-guard. autimatic's stable output hasn't changed, while RUSH has been looking like his end-of-2016 self under the leadership of tarik, who has been able to frag fairly well while calling.

In the pick-ban, G2 is most likely going to veto Train, which they have not been able to figure out with this roster, leaving Mirage open to Cloud9. That should be the ticket into the series for Cloud9, who will surely remove Nuke, a map they have never played with this five. Cobblestone or Inferno are likely to be picked (and won) by G2, who, with the form of their strike duo apEX-kennyS, should be favored to close it out on whatever map pops up as the decider.

Tuesday, 23:30 
Astralis 2.0   fnatic 2.0
Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz  1.17   Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist  1.06
Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen  1.14   Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson  1.06
Denmark Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander  1.07  vs.  Sweden Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson  1.04
Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye  1.06   Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell  1.01
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth  1.05   Sweden Maikil "Golden" Selim  0.96
Denmark Danny "zonic" Sørensen (coach)     Sweden Jimmy "Jumpy" Berndtsson (coach)

gla1ve's troops haven't been on point lately, with struggles following the summer break. The team admitted that they lacked firepower and that the individual form wasn't there after a group stage exit in New York, with Kjaerbye having the biggest drop off at the ESL One event. The 19-year-old's form is nothing to be worried about yet, though, as the youngster stepped his game up in the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier group stage, with the rest of the team following suit—gla1ve had a particularly strong outing, with device being reliable as always.

While two BO1 victories saw Astralis qualify for the playoffs, fnatic had a bit longer road to get to the same point. The Swedes started out with a 16-14 loss to North, so they had to edge out mousesports before 2-0'ing Immortals to move past the group stage. flusha was the main man during the matches in Atlanta, even though Lekr0 and KRIMZ had been the duo pushing this fnatic squad forward up until that point.

Astralis should have everything in place to deal with the fnatic

How well fnatic's new in-game leader Golden will work with the squad is still unknown. The Black and Orange haven't been delivering impressive performances on LAN yet, with the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier the only bright spot so far. The task ahead of them is not an easy one at all, and it seems that the window in which they could get a surprise win over Astralis is a few weeks behind us. ESL One New York was the wake-up call the Danish squad needed to kick into a higher gear individually, and with their strong tactical foundation still in place, they shouldn't be troubled by whatever JW and co. can throw at them.

If they move past fnatic, things should get more interesting for the Danes in the later parts of the playoffs, with the winner of G2 - Cloud9 waiting on their side of the bracket. One more hurdle is the final, in which Astralis could face off against FaZe, who historically have had the upper hand against the Danish squad—and now have form on their side as well.

Wednesday, 20:00
FaZe 2.0   EnVyUs 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač  1.30   France Cédric "RpK" Guipouy  1.18
Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard  1.30   Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom  1.13
Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács  1.23  vs.  France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer  1.05
Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer  1.12   France Alexandre "xms" Forté  1.01
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen  0.89   France Christophe "SIXER" Xia  0.97
Sweden Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström  (coach)      France Damien "maLeK" Marcel (coach)  

The third quarter-final sees FaZe, the team with unquestionably the best short-term form, face off against EnVyUs, who had dire LAN form after the Summer break but finally caught a break in the ELEAGUE group stage.

FaZe are, of course, the overwhelming favorites in the matchup, with their win at ESL One New York being a sheer display of the power this roster possesses. The 'superteam' surely lived up to the name in the Big Apple as they let their opponents get to double digits on just one out of the seven maps they played.

FaZe's ESL One New York win was impressive, but can they take the title in Atlanta as well?

Comparing the squads, it will be a miracle if EnVyUs are able to match FaZe's fragging output in Atlanta, and unfortunately, good fragging is what got them the second place in Group C a couple of weeks ago. RpK rolled back the years and averaged a 1.44 rating, with ScreaM following at 1.12. This is something that is hardly sustainable, not only due to RpK's stunning showing but also due to the fact that the duo almost never perform well at the same time, with their group stage performances being an outlier. The rest of EnVyUs' squad has not been able to go anywhere near that level, with SIXER's AWP continuing to be a non-factor against tier 1 teams.

The French side could have an opening on either Cobblestone or Nuke, two maps FaZe isn't renowned for and are, at the same time, the best ones for Happy and co. However, FaZe will be heavily favored on whatever comes in after that, and a deep run is more than likely.

Wednesday, 23:30
North 2.0   Heroic 2.0
Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke  1.23   Denmark Jakob "JUGi" Hansen  1.11
Denmark Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså  1.14   Denmark Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen  1.09
Denmark René "cajunb" Borg  1.10  vs.  Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh  1.06
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup  1.07   Denmark Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer  1.01
Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen  1.02   Denmark Patrick "es3tag" Hansen  0.98
Denmark Casper "ruggah" Due  (coach)      Denmark Henrik "FeTiSh" Christensen (coach)  

Closing the quarter-final stage of ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier will be a Danish derby between teams lead by MSL and Snappi. The North - Heroic rivalry has grown over the last year, ever since Snappi's side exploded in the scene with a win at the Danish-only Power-LAN 2016. North have been able to hold on to the title of the second best Danish team, though, even taking over the number one spot from time to time.

The two sides met in the ECS Development League recently, with Heroic picking up a 2-0 win on Mirage and Inferno, but the last LAN meeting, at ESL One Cologne, was a 16-14 win in favor of North. Comparing their recent achievements, MSL's troops are indisputably the favorites, with a second place at DreamHack Masters Malmö and a victory at DreamHack Open Montreal behind them. On the other hand, Heroic were in a tough spot after the Summer break, losing important online games to underdogs and finishing dead-last at ESG Tour Mykonos, but turned things around in the ELEAGUE group stage.

valde will have to eliminate his former teammates to move on in the playoffs

Two victories over SK, in a BO1 and a BO3, with both JUGi and niko playing well showed the potential the team has when their stars are on point. However, the X-factor in the series win over the Brazilians was MODDII. The 28-year-old was on the same level as the two young guns - not something we often see -, and it's a bit unlikely that we will see a repeat performance this week.

Going up against one of the scariest CS:GO players at the moment, k0nfig, as well as their former teammate valde won't be easy at all, but Snappi's side, as the underdogs, have the factor of a domestic rivalry working in their favor. Not only that, but the map pools of the two teams somewhat line up, with both teams avoiding Cache. Playing chicken with the veto—or maybe a surprise pick from one of the sides—, could be something that allows Heroic to upset North on Wednesday.

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1278
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
810
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
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
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1065
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1185
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1212
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
826
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.11
France Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
399
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Denmark Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
431
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Sweden Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.84
Maps played:
165
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
663
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1111
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
725
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Denmark Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
239
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
876
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
648
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
869
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
523
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1068
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1011
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1112
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
453
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
515
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
166
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1045
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
431
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
France Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
405
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1212
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
887
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
749
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
498
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
France Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.78
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.13
DPR:
0.17
APR:
0.00
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1183
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.17
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
619
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1113
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
254
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1126
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.15
Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
Casper 'ruggah' Due
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
67
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.02
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1216
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.18
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1169
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
849
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1000
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
674
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
750
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Will 'RUSH' Wierzba
Will 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
672
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1169
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#2
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Germany ceeazy 
Cool
2017-10-09 19:10
#12
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Portugal phvm 
C9 win g2
2017-10-09 19:12
nt
2017-10-09 20:16
#30
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India sachinmeister 
i give 60-40 chance to g2
2017-10-09 20:31
#31
 | 
Portugal phvm 
I think cloud 9 have nice chances to win
2017-10-09 20:37
#61
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Indonesia GOD_BnTeT 
they have nicer chance to lose
2017-10-10 00:02
where is NaVI hello?
2017-10-10 00:10
#4
draken | 
Canada gritabit 
Nice. G2 > C9 2-1 As > FnC 2-0 Fz > nV 2-0 N > H 2-0
2017-10-09 19:11
Fnatic are very capable of surprising
2017-10-09 19:24
#38
Nifty | 
Brazil wIDt 
indeed they are, but Astralis is a better team, even in their current form. That being said, i would like to see Fnatic face FaZe and just get rekt by Olof and friends.
2017-10-09 21:37
#47
JW | 
Norway NitroMK 
I would like to see fnatic rek olof and friends >:D
2017-10-09 21:56
#55
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Norway anMu 
Omg way you say olof and friends it feels like bukkake is about to hapenn lmao :D.
2017-10-09 23:21
U are very strange my friend (sry for bad london)
2017-10-09 23:37
#82
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Norway anMu 
Ye I am big weirdo who likes weird stuff :PPPP.
2017-10-10 20:13
#65
Nifty | 
Brazil wIDt 
duuuude.... jus'.... duuuuuude
2017-10-10 00:44
Looking back, I can agree with you on this comment. However, Fnatic's best maps are currently Train, Mirage, Inferno, and Cobblestone. Astralis will permaban Cobblestone as usual, and then will probably pick either Nuke or Overpass depending on Fnatic's ban. All three of the maps mentioned above are a good pick for Fnatic, but against Astralis, they're toss-ups (especially Inferno). Unless Fnatic does upset (which is still possible), I still predict Astralis to win, but by 2-1 instead.
2017-10-10 01:09
#24
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China basic_of_cs 
C9 >G2 2-1 Fnc >As 2-1 Faze >nv 2-0 North >Heroic 2-1
2017-10-09 19:42
#37
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Germany MrMaxiKing 
+1
2017-10-09 21:13
#39
Nifty | 
Brazil wIDt 
C9 1 x 2 G2 As 1 x 2 Fnc Fz 2 x 0 nV N 1 x 2 Heroic.
2017-10-09 21:38
#53
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Switzerland Alzameister 
G2 > C9 2-1 Ast > Fnc 2-1 FaZe > nV 2-0 North > Heroic 2-0
2017-10-09 22:35
#72
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China basic_of_cs 
But I will bet on nv+1.5 like 50$ or so
2017-10-10 06:06
#5
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Albania SayS 
C9 will beat G2 this is possible
2017-10-09 19:12
#16
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Sweden ThorinEk 
yeah i agree. C9 has 40% chance to do so.
2017-10-09 19:13
Yeah, Tarik and RUSH had ever beaten G2 with Optic so they also can beat G2 once again with C9
2017-10-09 19:18
#41
Nifty | 
Brazil wIDt 
c9 do a american shuffle like the french did, Stewie, Tim, they should play with EliGE, Twistzz (or nahtE, if you want it all USA) and Nifty.
2017-10-09 21:40
G2 got this
2017-10-10 00:10
#6
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United Kingdom fMrCSGO 
nice
2017-10-09 19:12
Honestly, C9s gonna win this tournament and Stewies going to get MVP
2017-10-09 19:12
#17
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Sweden ThorinEk 
Yeah, good luck with that. Americano
2017-10-09 19:13
Thank you friend (: !
2017-10-09 19:14
Your name is soooo apropiate mate, I'm proud of you!! Cheers back, fella!
2017-10-09 21:49
#23
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France Scottybron 
As of fnatic will win
2017-10-09 19:29
Name checks out really hard with this one
2017-10-09 20:17
That's kind of the joke.
2017-10-09 20:44
Like C9
2017-10-09 20:48
damn you got me there
2017-10-09 20:48
XD
2017-10-10 05:16
#45
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Hungary StraYzie 
LOL
2017-10-09 21:50
ez
2017-10-09 19:12
#13
woxic | 
Turkey CHAMPTZ 
FaZe's stats are godlike.
2017-10-09 19:13
#78
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Sweden Frodo Baggins 
+1..
2017-10-10 18:01
ELEAGUE..... k0nfig is toxic btw
2017-10-09 19:13
lets go C9!
2017-10-09 19:13
ez astragods
2017-10-09 19:15
#25
NiKo | 
Denmark rushaaWP 
ez c9 ez ast ez heroic ez nv
2017-10-09 20:03
LMAO
2017-10-09 20:17
#42
Nifty | 
Brazil wIDt 
2/8
2017-10-09 21:41
Ez nV lul
2017-10-09 23:34
#29
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United States FaZeMeister 
G2 > C9 2-0 or 2-1 Ast > Fnc 2-0 or 2-1 Faze > NV 2-0 North > Heroic 2-0 or 2-1
2017-10-09 20:21
#35
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United Kingdom Szbitzel2 
G2 - C9 2-1 for G2 Ast Fnc 2-1 Fnatic really close game could be either team's win. Faze NV 2-0 North Heroic I really feel like Heroic can pull an upset.And even if they don't do that they still had an amazing run going from nothing to basically heroic.
2017-10-09 20:52
I personally think that FNC may have a chance a against Astralis.They have a good structure and composure and players like Krimz and JW are making a pretty good comeback,but Astralis is pretty good too.It is anyone's game but bet odds favor Astralis
2017-10-09 21:39
Tier 5 event no sk
2017-10-09 21:43
#48
JW | 
Norway NitroMK 
Thats because they lost to Heroic in the qualifier.
2017-10-09 22:04
#49
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Europe Vallon 
Phahahahahahahahaha Rekt that favela.
2017-10-09 22:08
Heroic ruined eLeague by winning against SK... Now who cares about this event? Not even funny to watch.
2017-10-09 22:10
#52
JW | 
Norway NitroMK 
For you that is. My favourite team still in there.
2017-10-09 22:27
#57
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Norway anMu 
No favela teams in event = best event ever. It's so awesome to not see retard brazilians in twitch chat or here on reddit posting SKTOP1 shit. Gonna enjoy salty silence of brazilians this week hahahaha.
2017-10-09 23:23
#64
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Europe Vallon 
Literally nobody except brazilians cares about SK, lmao. When SK lose everyone celebrates, so idk what the hell you're on about.
2017-10-10 00:13
This is the best event in a WHILE, because of no Brazilians being in the running.
2017-10-12 13:12
Gold.
2017-10-10 13:19
#46
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Hungary StraYzie 
C9 2-1 G2 Astra 2-0 Fnc FaZe 2-0 nV North 2-1 Heroic
2017-10-09 21:51
inb4... C9 > G2 astralis < fnatic faze < envyus north < heroic easiest tourney win in heroic's life
2017-10-09 22:12
North gonna win this you heard it here first
2017-10-09 22:40
#56
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Norway anMu 
Nt chokerino, eZaF for FaZe
2017-10-09 23:21
Take a seat boy and watch
2017-10-10 00:02
omg did you make that up? is it OK if we change it from eZaF for FaZe to "eZaF4FaZe" and we can sell the t-shirts?
2017-10-10 04:24
#83
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Norway anMu 
Don't joke me my friend. :(
2017-10-10 20:15
I am serious I I like your idea eZaF4FaZe
2017-10-10 20:17
#87
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Norway anMu 
Oh ok than :D. Ez business idea = ez money = ez bitches. #eZaF4FaZe
2017-10-10 20:19
Thats legit the greatest discovery of my Life. EzAf=FaZe
2017-10-10 05:20
#84
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Norway anMu 
Don't joke me my friend. :(
2017-10-10 20:14
eZaF4FaZe!
2017-10-10 20:18
#74
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Denmark Fjumse 
If Astralis is out. Then I am happy with anyone but North
2017-10-10 12:36
Tbh i want heroic to win but north gonna win this
2017-10-10 17:19
#80
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Denmark Fjumse 
I am always supporting Denmark in any sport. All but one. I really dislike F.C. København ( F.C Copenhagen - Danish soccer team ). And they are part owner of North, so i will not support them. Should they change ownership i am all for supporting North again.....
2017-10-10 19:52
Jeg kan sku heller ikke lide fck men så længe det ikke er fodbold så det fint nok og fck ejer ikke kun delvist north men fuldstændig
2017-10-10 19:55
yeah exactly
2017-10-10 20:25
I expect everyone understand danish
2017-10-10 21:52
#90
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Denmark Fjumse 
Nope. F.C. Copenhagen and Nordisk Film are the owners of North wiki.teamliquid.net/counterstrike/North
2017-10-11 11:25
#67
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Poland eksnajn 
GL VP :D
2017-10-10 01:19
Finally a LAN tournament is came! gl G2 <3
2017-10-10 05:18
LUL c9 > g2 32-0 fnatic > ast 32-1 faze > envyus 32-2 heroic > north 32-20
2017-10-10 11:48
#76
teCkoO | 
Slovakia NomDeiX 
g2 2:1 c9 fnatic 2:1 astralis faze 2:0 envyus heroic 1:2 north Remember my words.
2017-10-10 15:00
I remember.
2017-10-11 13:01
#79
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United States FERRET21 
Round of 8: FaZe Vs EnVyUs (FaZe; 2-0) North Vs Heroic (North; 2-1) Cloud9 Vs G2 (G2; 2-1) Astralis Vs fnatic (Astralis 2-1) Round of 4: FaZe Vs North (FaZe; 2-0) G2 Vs Astralis (Astralis; 2-1) Grand Final: FaZe Vs Astralis (FaZe; 2-1)
2017-10-10 18:29
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