FaZe to EPICENTER Wild Card Qualifier

FaZe have secured their place at the EPICENTER Wild Card Qualifier after beating NiP 2-0 in the grand final of the Europe closed qualifier.

FaZe have become the first team to qualify for the EPICENTER Wild Card Qualifier which will hand out the last two spots at EPICENTER 2017.

Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács & company finished first in the eight-team Europe closed qualifier which had a group stage and double-elimination playoffs. After finishing first in their group, FaZe beat Heroic and NiP in the upper bracket to advance to the grand final.

GuardiaN & co. finished the EU closed qualifier without losing a map

FaZe once again squared off against NiP, this time in the grand final. Finn "karrigan" Andersen’s team beat the Swedes 19-15 on Cache and 16-6 on Mirage to book their spots in the Wild Card Qualifier.

The Wild Card Qualifier will be played offline in Saint Petersburg, Russia on October 23. A team from the Americas closed qualifier, one from the CIS closed qualifier, and an Asian team will take part at this event where the top two teams will move on to EPICENTER 2017.

The team list for the Wild Card qualifier can be found below:

Europe FaZe CIS CIS slot
Other Americas slot  Other Asia slot

Below is the team list for the $500,000 main event of EPICENTER 2017:

Denmark Astralis France G2
Kazakhstan Gambit Denmark North
Brazil SK Poland Virtus.pro
Other Wild Card slot  Other Wild Card slot
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 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
#1
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
vp invited faze need to qualify vp > faze confirmed cry is free
2017-10-08 19:23
no
2017-10-08 19:23
#10
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Poland qube1 
i think so
2017-10-08 19:23
+425124124
2017-10-08 19:23
number doesnt work i try to call
2017-10-09 18:19
#143
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Poland wlodkoVsky 
Try 997 then
2017-10-18 10:07
#31
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
wtf, only in you mind bro... VP is like a Tier 4 and FaZe Tier MonstersKill
2017-10-08 19:29
#52
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
He is talking sarcasticly you fucking moron
2017-10-08 19:51
stop doing drugs and u will understand the sarcasm
2017-10-08 19:54
Woosh
2017-10-08 21:11
Jeesh, how stupid are you?
2017-10-09 06:55
#138
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Netherlands NetSc0pe 
*Laughs in HellRaisers*
2017-10-09 22:32
Tier MonstersKill xD what a cretin
2017-10-13 22:05
#34
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Russia LAGUNADANCE 
+1
2017-10-08 19:34
#35
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United States Artifactz 
2017-10-08 19:34
#73
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Canada Jagg3rknot 
What’s up with FaZe fans not understanding sarcasm?
2017-10-08 21:01
what's up with Optic fangays not understanding sarcasm?
2017-10-09 01:09
#103
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Indonesia FinZzz 
If that is sarcasm, then everything is sarcasm.
2017-10-09 02:13
Hltv inception
2017-10-09 07:09
#128
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Switzerland Alzameister 
sarcasmception
2017-10-09 10:32
#41
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Poland mamba99999 
Couldn't agree more.
2017-10-08 19:38
why cant they get it....
2017-10-08 19:42
Iq -200 confirmed
2017-10-08 20:19
#79
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Denmark WeiZy0 
I Think vp's invite is based on the placement on epiccenter Tournament.
2017-10-08 21:20
Nop its cuz ESForce
2017-10-09 00:03
#117
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Denmark WeiZy0 
Fair enough. :)
2017-10-09 06:55
#82
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
VP is invited for fans m8 everyone knows that nowadays
2017-10-08 21:21
Thank Mr vp_learn_how_to_map_veto_ffs.
2017-10-08 21:33
-neo +m0e_tv
2017-10-08 23:14
#92
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United States Freakmode 
Seems logical
2017-10-08 23:31
#93
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Serbia VforVendettaa 
yes... very wired situation...Obviously someone in the organisation hate faze... and said...this dudes needs to be qualified
2017-10-08 23:35
TRUE
2017-10-09 04:57
VP invited because CIS organisation, not because VP>FaZe (today it's not true, sadly)
2017-10-09 05:25
#114
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Sweden ConaN007 
Not true.. they were invited because the same company that owns VP owns Epicenter. (ESForce)
2017-10-09 06:23
And thats true, ofc. But if VP would be very weak, they weren't invited, and slot probably goes to FaZe, maybe
2017-10-09 06:42
#139
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Denmark Xipingu 
Hahahahahahah PL logic. :)
2017-10-11 02:11
#2
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Qatar kys_lvl99 
first
2017-10-08 19:22
#110
JW | 
Sweden JW_top1 
nt
2017-10-09 05:20
#3
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Sweden WhisperingEye 
3
2017-10-08 19:22
Nice throw nip
2017-10-08 19:22
#5
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
nt
2017-10-08 19:23
#7
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France bouni45 
1
2017-10-08 19:23
#8
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Portugal SouoCorreia 
GJ
2017-10-08 19:23
Nip sucks dick without friberg
2017-10-08 19:23
#19
f0rest | 
Latvia Zvede 
-olof +friberg in FaZe, friberg top1 UK
2017-10-08 19:24
yes
2017-10-08 19:26
No friberg
2017-10-08 19:34
#69
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United Kingdom trtr098 
they have always sucked dick ever since pyth era
2017-10-08 20:50
#124
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Italy marxie 
+1
2017-10-09 07:40
#12
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United States MaceCS 
rip nip
2017-10-08 19:23
what a marathon that was
2017-10-08 19:23
very expected. not news
2017-10-08 19:24
#15
f0rest | 
Romania front48 
Funny that VP is invited while Faze and NiP need to play 1000 bo3 to qualify. Gj Epicenter.
2017-10-08 19:24
It's all about the connections and money sadly...
2017-10-08 19:25
#26
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Korea MavenCSGOD 
VP will win ;)
2017-10-08 19:27
#88
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United States Artifactz 
Just like last year right? :)
2017-10-08 23:09
It's not so much the fact that they have to qualify, it's the fact that FaZe has had to spend like 20 hours in the past month just getting ready for and playing tier 2 teams in some damn qualifier... literally they smashed NiP 3 times in a row to prove that they are at the top of their group. With ELEAGUE Playoffs coming up, this is so much precious time for them to have to waste, especially since they are the top contender and need to be ready for every counter strat that the other teams have prepared.
2017-10-08 20:07
How is closed qualifier for a big tourney a waste of time for a team - it's the best training they can get - FaZe is new to CSGO scene therefore not linked with any tourney organizer, plus they're that good after signing guardian and olof - not that those two are that good - they just fit the roles old FaZe lineup didn't have with guardian feeling confident once more and olof not playing thinking that the team will lose of he won't perform - that just works.
2017-10-09 06:35
Dafaq I just read...
2017-10-09 19:44
VP took 2nd place last year, only reason to invite dat noops - wiki.teamliquid.net/counterstrike/EPICEN..
2017-10-09 18:21
#16
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Russia majncly 
Asia slot? All in a minor, who then give an invite? Grayhound?
2017-10-08 19:24
#21
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France t3r4byt3 
Tainted Minds are going to the Minor lol
2017-10-08 19:25
#23
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Russia majncly 
I already understood
2017-10-08 19:25
#17
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
stupid ass tournament qualification
2017-10-08 19:24
#18
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France t3r4byt3 
perhaps NiP will get invited too, considering TyLoo pulled out
2017-10-08 19:24
how much $ organizers?
2017-10-08 19:24
#25
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
So eZ for FaZe OMG!
2017-10-08 19:26
#27
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Norway Phancy11 
After like 1k bo3 this qualifier for another qualifer is over! ggwp
2017-10-08 19:27
#28
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India nicebaitm8 
OMG 1 spot for EU and 2 spots for CIS and Asia wtf.
2017-10-08 19:28
1 spot for eu, 1 spot for cis, 1 spot for asia. all is fair
2017-10-08 20:49
#68
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India nicebaitm8 
nope EU deserves 2 and Asia, cis together should get 1
2017-10-08 20:50
And anything that is CIS tournament?
2017-10-08 23:37
#129
jOELZ | 
CIS kuuler 
CIS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Asia
2017-10-09 10:43
#130
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India nicebaitm8 
yes cis vs asia. Winner gets the spot :)
2017-10-09 10:45
#29
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Finland Taynz 
How much VP pay to get invite and Faze qualify shitcenter with 14years old caster
2017-10-08 19:28
#33
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Norway anMu 
Because owner of VP is also one who host EPICENTER event. So they didn't pay a single $$$.
2017-10-08 19:30
#36
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Netherlands Imrivendill 
VP got far into the event last year so they get to keep their spot. Faze bombed out in groups because they didn't have the lineup like they have today. Kind of like the Legend status at the major.
2017-10-08 19:34
FaZe didnt qualify for this tourney last year but still should get invite
2017-10-08 19:38
you cant get an invite based on being top2 worldwide, I agree that they have basically already qualified as nobody else has a chance to get defeat them, but I still think its fair that previous placements>actual form
2017-10-08 20:16
VP lose vs jalapeno/close
2017-10-08 21:04
I think they should do invites based on results from past few months. The qualifier is suppose give lower tier teams a chance to play on big stages imo VP is a wasted spot
2017-10-09 03:38
#120
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Sweden ConaN007 
+1
2017-10-09 07:20
Nah. They just want their own teams in tournament to avoid paying other teams. Could easily put 12 teams in the tournament and invite all top teams but then vp had 0 chance. Now all they need is a couple of bo1:s.
2017-10-09 05:35
#30
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Netherlands Imrivendill 
And this is why placeholding spots because of their previous event makes no sense.
2017-10-08 19:28
give them the spot alrdy,holy shit..such waste of time
2017-10-08 19:29
2017-10-08 19:35
lmao gambit and north invited or what?why the fuck teams like faze trying to qualify for this shit? rofl
2017-10-08 19:35
coz Gambit > FaZe hltv.org/matches/2313905/faze-vs-gambit-.. krai iz free
2017-10-08 19:46
that was their first tournament together and they bombed out in groups they've massively improved since
2017-10-08 20:53
#87
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
It was on Faze's first lan dude
2017-10-08 22:14
#140
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Denmark Xipingu 
Yeah Lets show a result from Faze’ first LAN. Excellent IQ you got there mate, LUL
2017-10-11 02:13
North (under Dignitas) won last years edition of Epicenter, so their invite was deserved.
2017-10-09 00:07
Not much of a wildcard if they're currently one of the best teams in the world.
2017-10-08 19:41
Stupid amount of qualifiers...
2017-10-08 19:42
#45
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Finland Smoonah 
ezaF clan
2017-10-08 19:45
#46
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Croatia Netkov 
Way too long qalifiers.
2017-10-08 19:46
Well now we can say that Faze is better than NIP after beaten them in 3 bo3 but this is stupid since they haven't qualify yet.
2017-10-08 19:47
#49
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
ez pz 4 FaZe, just needed to play a million BO3s.
2017-10-08 19:47
Where Asia closed qualifier ?
2017-10-08 19:50
Rip NiP
2017-10-08 19:52
#56
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Indonesia yolorize 
unexpected
2017-10-08 19:57
#58
AM | 
Brazil YARRAKTARES 
dumbest qualification system any game has ever seen holy fckkkkk
2017-10-08 20:10
#64
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
+1, and FaZe didn't even get a map advantage for coming from the upper bracket (not that they needed it)... Whoever thought of this qual. system must have mental problems.
2017-10-08 20:41
Why were shitty teams like Gambit, VP, G2 and North invited ahead of FaZe?
2017-10-08 20:30
Cuz Faze was shit, and lost everything when the invites was given
2017-10-08 21:22
#62
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
Virtus poop invited
2017-10-08 20:31
Why VP is invited? Well.. esforce.org/en/
2017-10-08 20:40
nope, cuz they finalists of the last epicenter. Same North
2017-10-08 21:20
why CIS has it's own wildcard spot? just have two spots for EU and let the good CIS teams try to qualify for one or both of those.
2017-10-08 20:45
cuz Ruski event, and cuz Na'Vi atleast need to go to St-Petersburg becoz esforce.org/ , understand???
2017-10-08 21:24
This is basically gonna be America vs CIS for second spot, and Faze ez qualify.
2017-10-08 20:46
Faze - 1st place, qualify for main event Liquid - 2st place, qualify for main event Na'Vi - out Some china nonamers - out
2017-10-08 21:19
+1
2017-10-08 21:46
liquid out
2017-10-09 03:33
im so sad for HR
2017-10-08 20:57
VP Lmao, they loose to t3 swedish team, so i can't really expect them to win this.
2017-10-08 20:59
Than VP wake up and rekt every single team 16:0, 2:0 in maps, win 20 tournaments in a row. 2018 Hltv top 20 is 1) Snax , 2) Pasha, 3) Byali, 4) NEO , 5) TaZ . All the teams retire because they are mad due to VP winning every single tournament. Imagine you are going to watching German vs Brazil World Cup and than VP appears from nowhere jumping from audience and beat both teams 22 vs 5+Kuben as Goalkeeper. You are watching Britain's got Talent and than VP comes from nowhere sing Polish Anthem and win whole fucking show. You think they playin ?
2017-10-08 21:14
And then you wake up in a pooped bed
2017-10-08 21:36
#86
rain | 
Other Mendelev 
And then you wake up in front of toilets
2017-10-08 22:05
that is some delusional world you've put yourself in
2017-10-09 03:41
what brand of autism is this
2017-10-09 07:22
Well, dream ia free too
2017-10-09 08:28
What the fuck are you talking about lmao
2017-10-11 13:58
#90
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Brazil hugoooo 
It always triggers me when tournaments separate the CIS countries from the rest of Europe. It's like it is a fucking new continent or something? They don't deserve to have their own slots at all, while lots of better teams have to fight for the European slots.
2017-10-08 23:22
+1
2017-10-08 23:41
+1
2017-10-09 01:39
+1
2017-10-09 02:17
+1 Not even brazillian teams (which are actually on another fucking continent) get their own qualifier
2017-10-09 07:21
#145
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Finland hotdog^ 
+1111
2017-10-18 10:10
No ;(
2017-10-08 23:24
VP - what a wasted spot.
2017-10-08 23:42
ez
2017-10-08 23:51
#98
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United States V1ruh 
expected
2017-10-08 23:58
Faze really deserve direct invite !
2017-10-09 03:29
#113
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Europe KappaKaako 
VP win it
2017-10-09 06:07
Another day another VP wasted invite
2017-10-09 07:20
vp wants earn some money with bets, not championships xd
2017-10-09 11:02
#131
rain | 
Other Mendelev 
1- Win 100 BO3 against the same team and win them all. 2- Win the upper bracket final. 3- Play the grand final against the same team with no advantage. 4- Beat that team once again. 5- Qualify for another qualifier. Gg Russia
2017-10-09 10:49
#144
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Finland hotdog^ 
+1
2017-10-18 10:10
#133
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Poland kick_michu 
Virtus Pro aka hltv stats farming and warmup team in this epicenter
2017-10-09 11:19
Nice
2017-10-09 11:46
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