EPICENTER confirms TyLoo Wildcard invite

Epic Esports Events has confirmed that TyLoo have been invited to compete in the EPICENTER Wildcard qualifier.

The Chinese giants join Liquid, FaZe and Vega Squadron, who all managed to secure spots in the wildcard stage through regional qualifiers. 

These four teams will face off on October 23 in a single-elimination, best-of-three bracket, with the top two teams progressing to EPICENTER's main competition, which will have $500,000 on offer.

TyLoo will take part in the EPICENTER Wildcard qualifier before attending the Minor

This will be TYLOO's first offline competition since signing Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk on a short-term loan from HellRaisers. The Ukrainian player will fill in for the Chinese team at EPICENTER, the Asia Minor and SL i-League Invitational Shanghai.

The following four teams will take part in EPICENTER's Wildcard qualifier:

Europe FaZe United States Liquid
China TYLOO Russia Vega Squadron
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1180
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
#1
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Luxembourg AreteCS 
Nice - Glad to see Tyloo against some international teams again.
2017-10-13 14:40
#62
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Russia AyvaN 
TYLOOO NUMBER ONE!!!!!!
2017-10-13 15:44
#100
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United Kingdom trtr098 
FLASH GAMING
2017-10-13 17:55
#63
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
Liquid,vega or tyloo im hoping for vega but liquid will
2017-10-13 15:45
same
2017-10-13 16:40
#75
rain | 
Norway Rudra2 
tyloo + bondik
2017-10-13 16:12
It would be awful if Liquid got placed against FaZe, as they are the top two teams in the wildcard. IMO it should be double elimination Bo3, that way if vega gets placed against Tyloo, one doesn't automatically make it through to Epicenter.
2017-10-13 16:57
#112
nitr0 | 
United States H4wkx 
Was watching elige's stream the other day and he said there's no way that they wouldn't play FaZe :p rip
2017-10-13 18:53
It's just fate with Team Liquid. Every time they go to a big event they get put again some of the best teams in the world. Whether it be Astralis and SK at Eleague, or Astralis in groups then SK in semis at ESL One NY. Now its probably going to be against FaZe in a SINGLE ELIMINATION event! Where two top 6 teams could match up, and two teams nowhere near their level could match up. Epicenter has some of the best team sin the world. It's like a miniature major, and it wouldn't make any sense to have vega or Tyloo there. (venting a little bit here)
2017-10-13 20:21
well at least Team Liquid managed to smash through SK and Astralis in ESL NY and in other tournys
2017-10-13 20:31
welcome back ez for avangar > tyloo ezzzz
2017-10-13 14:40
#8
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Sweden slyde123 
nice
2017-10-13 14:40
#9
kNgV- | 
Brazil brzcsgo 
tylo is top10 HLTV confirmed.
2017-10-13 14:40
#10
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Korea seolinseok 
Rip bntenr
2017-10-13 14:40
noice
2017-10-13 14:40
#12
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Brazil fuNNa 
BNTET
2017-10-13 14:41
#13
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Indonesia icevy 
gl bntet
2017-10-13 14:41
#14
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Sweden TomodachiOM 
High mouse sens incoming PogChamp
2017-10-13 14:41
Spin from dd xD
2017-10-13 14:43
#68
NiKo | 
Indonesia cira53 
ZhoGod mouse D$troyer
2017-10-13 15:52
Racial quota filled, LUL
2017-10-13 14:41
#16
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Sweden lagcats 
ez win for FaZe
2017-10-13 14:41
And where is Navi?
2017-10-13 14:42
#23
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan Aiomie 
Lost to vega yesterday
2017-10-13 14:43
They are in shit
2017-10-13 19:13
#121
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan Aiomie 
No shit they are in shit. Feels really shitty with their recent shit, they need to get their shit together.
2017-10-13 20:28
Fucking shit team
2017-10-14 15:46
#18
Respect | 
United Kingdom krazd 
why
2017-10-13 14:42
#20
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United States 76assassin3 
A Ukrainian, three chinese guys, and a pole walk into a bar...
2017-10-13 14:42
#59
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Brazil wittyusername 
and a brazilian*
2017-10-13 15:38
U mean indonesian, right?
2017-10-13 16:02
Hear that whooshing sound? That's the joke flying right over your head
2017-10-13 16:57
Dont think this guy made a joke
2017-10-17 17:50
tyloo other than bntet can speak english?
2017-10-13 14:43
Mo are igl. But he cant speak london. XD
2017-10-13 14:45
#27
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Europe KappaKaako 
They are gonna play with purefragging power no strats bondik just has to frag and they will be fine
2017-10-13 14:51
Somebody has god england . He can translate to china
2017-10-13 14:53
#71
NiKo | 
Indonesia cira53 
yep somebody and dd i think can understand english very well, but they need to translate to mo. but thats just weird
2017-10-13 15:54
TyLoo were INVITED to this? They didn't have to go through any qualifier? Wow lol, meanwhile teams like NiP, fnatic, Cloud9 and NaVi were put in a closed qualifier..
2017-10-13 14:46
fucking ridiculous right? the more retarded part is VP getting invited to epicenter LUL
2017-10-13 14:52
#38
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Portugal Wazaq 
Because they got 2nd place in epicenter last year
2017-10-13 14:58
#66
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
and they shits about major invites saying it is based on the performance of teams 6 months ago.
2017-10-13 15:50
Same shit i dont get it
2017-10-13 14:52
"Unfortunately, it wasn't possible to hold full qualifications in the asion region because of the intersections with other tournaments and the organizers decided to invite TyLoo directly. We must pay tribute to the Chinese team: despite Asia Minor they decided to come to the EPICENTER in St. Petersburg."
2017-10-13 14:55
#88
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Denmark Xipingu 
> VP invited because sponsors and viewers (let's admit it already lmao) > Tyloo direct invite over teams like NiP, FNC, C9 and Na'Vi K, someone organizing isn't using the part of the human body called the brain.
2017-10-13 16:53
?? >Org goal is to earn money >You say they're not using brain, after also stating they've made the best moves for sponsors and viewers which == money Xipingu pls.
2017-10-13 18:28
#125
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Denmark Xipingu 
Because it will be a shit tournament without good Counter-Strike. The last good CS I saw out of VP was at DH Masters Las Vegas. So for me, it doesn't matter whether or not it is for viewers and sponsors - it still kills the purpose of a tournament. Unless somehow VP has found out how to play CS again.
2017-10-13 21:47
They are warming up now just so they can build up hype and proceed to lose against some tier 3 team at the major
2017-10-14 15:49
#138
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Denmark Xipingu 
This. I'll be genuinely surprised if they actually don't.
2017-10-14 18:20
#26
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Brazil mth^ 
GOLiquid!
2017-10-13 14:50
#28
United Kingdom _aCe 
This is 2 ez for top 1 NA team #liquid.
2017-10-13 14:52
china numba one
2017-10-13 14:53
I don't understand... NIP played 17 maps for nothing in the qualifier, played really well but still got rekt by faze. and this trash team gets a straight invite? wtf?
2017-10-13 14:54
"Unfortunately, it wasn't possible to hold full qualifications in the asion region because of the intersections with other tournaments and the organizers decided to invite TyLoo directly. We must pay tribute to the Chinese team: despite Asia Minor they decided to come to the EPICENTER in St. Petersburg."
2017-10-13 14:55
#43
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
So many people apparently dosen't read the article lol.
2017-10-13 15:07
Thats a message from the Epicenter organizers This article has nothing to do with it lol
2017-10-13 15:10
#132
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
I was talking about the news about Epicenter not just this one and only lol. But i guess it makes sense to just throw out and opinion.
2017-10-14 03:18
#89
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Denmark Xipingu 
Still a shit decision.
2017-10-13 16:54
at least they won't get rekt again by faze
2017-10-13 15:40
Tbh I was expecting NaVi xDD because CIS tournaments usually work like that LUL
2017-10-13 14:58
They lost to Vega
2017-10-13 18:43
yes and usually CIS tournaments find a way to get NaVi their spot
2017-10-13 19:04
#37
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Indonesia DezfanzeR 
Ez for my Sensei BnGodTeT and his fellow brother BonKinG
2017-10-13 14:58
#72
NiKo | 
Indonesia cira53 
go BnGod
2017-10-13 15:55
so minor without tyloo.
2017-10-13 15:00
#44
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Indonesia DezfanzeR 
They will participate in minor if they cant qualify for epicenter main stage
2017-10-13 15:08
#90
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Denmark Xipingu 
Then they will be at the minor, because they can't. BnTeT and Bondik has to carry 3 chinese scrubs versus good teams (might have a chance against Vega actually but ye), FaZe and Liquid will crush them.
2017-10-13 16:55
What happened if they somehow qualify? They will abandon the chance of playing at major for this shady ass russian shit event?
2017-10-13 20:28
#130
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Indonesia DezfanzeR 
I think they Will not qualify so they will still going to the minor
2017-10-13 23:56
Why would they even try to fly to place with different timezone 3 days before the most important tournament in order to lose purposely and fly back to asia later and fuck up their sleep cycle even more?
2017-10-14 12:25
wtf bondik :D
2017-10-13 15:04
#41
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Thailand AXEAPOLLO 
Go Go Tyloo
2017-10-13 15:05
#42
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United Kingdom Szbitzel2 
BnTeT polish pride.
2017-10-13 15:07
waste of slot
2017-10-13 15:12
#47
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Sweden ThorinEk 
NIP played 17 maps and did not qualify. How many did Tyloo play?
2017-10-13 15:11
So NIP played 17 maps should deserve an invite? swedish logic?
2017-10-13 15:17
So what you are saying is that NiP had infinite opportunities to qualify and failed?
2017-10-13 15:20
#56
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Sweden mixlax 
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think they only lost against Faze who is the best team in the world atm. Considering that it would be fair if they got a try at the spot beside them...
2017-10-13 15:34
#57
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Sweden ThorinEk 
tyloo received direct invite while faze needed to play also around 17 maps to qualifiy-
2017-10-13 15:35
Because they couldnt hold a qual for the asian region? are you dumb? So they gave it to the most deserving asian team
2017-10-13 15:42
#108
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Sweden ThorinEk 
if you cant hold an asia qualifier than i think no asian team should get to attend the event
2017-10-13 18:42
Well thats a matter of opinion
2017-10-13 20:50
#49
buster | 
China qwe8706 
rip tyloo
2017-10-13 15:12
C9 has to play vs a top 10 team to qualify for another qualifier meanwhile Tyloo just gets invites. After this I don't think we should have any 10+ team event without C9 and Liquid
2017-10-13 15:15
IS THIS A FUCKING JOKE THERE WERE TEAMS LIKE NIP, HEROIC, HR AND THEY DECIDED TO INVITE TYLUL
2017-10-13 15:16
#67
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Brazil ToTheStarsEZ 
Because it was 1 spot per region. NA, EU, CIS and Asia.
2017-10-13 15:50
#105
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France Fordragon 
Yeah I don't get how people don't understand something that simple
2017-10-13 18:23
#53
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
hahahaha that bntet pic
2017-10-13 15:19
Free passes to tyloo but Nip played very well and they dropped only vs Faze(unbeatable team rn) kinda sad about this shit format :(. Now they will lose anyways.
2017-10-13 15:22
china money
2017-10-13 15:36
#64
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Brazil ToTheStarsEZ 
Ez 4 liquid and faze
2017-10-13 15:49
what if tyloo advances to the main event? so they will just give the spot up and catch a flight to Korea or what
2017-10-13 15:49
#126
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Greece knk74 
EZ SPOT FOR VEGA SQUADRON
2017-10-13 21:48
ez BnTeT
2017-10-13 15:52
#70
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France Meerkat_ 
EZ FOR BNTET
2017-10-13 15:53
When you think EU or NA better then tyloo. But it spot from Asia . So cis eu and na get 1spot too.
2017-10-13 16:06
#76
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Brazil m4ri 
ez 4 BnTeT
2017-10-13 16:13
#77
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Serbia VforVendettaa 
FaZe needed a qualification , and TyLoo invited... lmao ... someone in the organization hate faze tooo much
2017-10-13 16:16
"Unfortunately, it wasn't possible to hold full qualifications in the asion region because of the intersections with other tournaments and the organizers decided to invite TyLoo directly. We must pay tribute to the Chinese team: despite Asia Minor they decided to come to the EPICENTER in St. Petersburg."
2017-10-13 16:24
#80
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Serbia VforVendettaa 
but you saw the other teams... al invited... and faze needed qualification
2017-10-13 16:26
#81
Estonia rYm 
you should be happy for FaZe, more practice on lan
2017-10-13 16:32
They invited all top5 teams at that time Except vp maybe But vp were a finalist of Epicenter 2016
2017-10-13 16:37
#83
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Serbia VforVendettaa 
so weird
2017-10-13 16:38
#86
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Russia v1p3rrr 
They shoulded invite faze instead of fkin vp
2017-10-13 16:48
Are u one of the organizera or something when you dwfend this bullshit? Nt ruski Vladimir from ESFrorce fuck you
2017-10-13 17:15
No. I dont defend them at all I just tell the truth Nt fake Indonesia
2017-10-13 17:19
#78
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Czech Republic thek!ng 
wtf
2017-10-13 16:22
#85
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Go Vega PLS
2017-10-13 16:47
#87
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Slovakia TatKo 
The stupidity in the comments never fails to make me smile.
2017-10-13 16:50
#93
Danking | 
China Jaylen 
So basically there would've been a qualifier for Asia just like for EU and NA but too many things going on so Tyloo invited
2017-10-13 16:58
Lord BnTeT
2017-10-13 17:14
#98
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Other VladimirLucas 
ez 4 bntet LAN god
2017-10-13 17:38
Ez for BnTeT, polish pride
2017-10-13 17:40
Did you realise this now???? It have been to much
2017-10-13 18:07
#102
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Israel xpicyyy 
ez for BnTeT #1 player in eu rn
2017-10-13 18:09
#103
fnx | 
Poland neverbait 
props for event staff
2017-10-13 18:11
wasted lowspot
2017-10-13 18:15
#106
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Other Onizuka_go 
asian niko
2017-10-13 18:26
#111
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
TL:DR FaZe and Liquid goes through.
2017-10-13 18:53
Unless they play each other
2017-10-13 19:17
#116
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Yeah i guess. But if they dont, then it should be FaZe and Liquid.
2017-10-13 19:20
FaZe and Liquid will play each other lol, its written in the stars.
2017-10-13 20:52
#117
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Peru fark694 
China numba 1
2017-10-13 19:54
Go Liquid! Go Tyloo!
2017-10-13 20:14
tyloo I aren't think that
2017-10-13 22:57
GL Tyloo! <3
2017-10-13 23:02
Ok, so all these teams: hltv.org/events/3150/epicenter-2017-euro.. have to qualify for one spot in this qualifer whilst fucking Tyloo get a direct invite? What kind of shit qualifer is this?
2017-10-13 23:29
#131
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Canada Surzz 
ez for nitr0
2017-10-14 02:38
Lets go bntet
2017-10-14 09:11
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