EPICENTER preview

Striker
October 22nd, 2017 20:55

EPICENTER is around the corner, with the wild card qualifier starting tomorrow. Ten teams have gathered to grab their share of the $500,000 prize purse on the line from October 23-29 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Here is our preview of the week-long event.

This year, EPICENTER has moved to Russia's second-largest city, Saint Petersburg, after its premiere in Moscow in October 2016, with some of the best teams in the world in attendance, including the current top five according to our ranking.

The $500,000 event will begin with the wild card qualifier on Monday, October 23, in which two series will determine the last two teams participating in the main tournament. TyLoo are about to take on the current number one team, FaZe, and Vega Squadron will lock horns with Liquid on home turf.

Group A Group B
Brazil SK Denmark Astralis
Kazakhstan Gambit  Denmark North
Poland Virtus.pro  France G2
Europe FaZe / China TyLoo  United States Liquid / Russia Vega Squadron

The main tournament will then proceed with the GSL group stage from October 24-26, with the top two teams advancing to the best-of-three semi-finals (after an off-day), before a champion is crowned in the best-of-five grand final.

Below you can find EGB.com's betting odds for the event as of October 22:

Team Rate Ratio
Europe FaZe 2.174  41.40% 
Denmark Astralis 4.899 18.37%
Brazil SK 8.571 10.50%
Denmark North 14.354 6.27%
Kazakhstan Gambit 13.139 6.85%
France G2  16.245 5.54%
United States Liquid 19.912 4.52%
Poland Virtus.pro 17.647 5.10%
Russia Vega Squadron 123.288 0.73%
China TyLoo  123.288 0.73%

Without further ado, let us take an in-depth look at all the participants, their chances at EPICENTER, and the storylines connected to the Saint Petersburg showdown:

* Ratings used are from the past three months on LAN

Group A

SK (#3)
(EGB.com Rate: 8.571)
Age

Rating 2.0

Brazil Ricardo "boltz" Prass 20 1.18
Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga  25 1.17
Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David  22 1.16
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo 26 1.11
Brazil Epitacio "TACO" de Melo 22 0.90

Offline placings in the past three months 
3rd-4th United States ESL One New York (4/5 of the lineup)
9th-12th United States ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier (4/5 of the lineup)
3rd Greece ESG Tour Mykonos (4/5 of the lineup)
5th-8th Sweden DreamHack Masters Malmö (4/5 of the lineup)

A year has passed since the last EPICENTER event, and still SK find themselves in a similar position as this time last year, on the verge of changing their roster after a streak of unsatisfying results.

FalleN and his team have been unable to recover for months now, ever since their summer streak came to an end at PGL Major Krakow. Up until October, the Brazilians had at least made it to playoffs each time, but their early exit at ELEAGUE Premier, caused by Heroic in the deciding match of Group D, was likely the last straw - and it cost them the No.1 spot in the ranking.

The felps situation places SK in a tough spot for EPICENTER

After less than a year on the team, João "felps" Vasconcellos now finds himself on his way out. During his first months, he had come under criticism as the team tried to redefine their playstyle as a whole to adapt to the new player.  

Things aren't looking great for SK in St. Petersburg. boltz's passive style prevents SK from using him as a plug-and-play device, which will inevitably cause problems in-game, and that's something they can't afford up against FaZe and Gambit. Since they have had very little time to prepare for this tournament with the Immortals talent, you can expect a loose playstyle out of the Brazilians.

Gambit (#6)
(EGB.com Rate: 13.139)
Age

Rating 2.0

Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev  27 1.11
Kazakhstan Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov  25 1.09
Kazakhstan Abay "HObbit" Khasenov 23 1.08
Kazakhstan Rustem "mou" Telepov 26 1.07
Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov 29 0.99
Ukraine Andrey "Andi" Prokhorov (coach)

Offline placings in the past three months 
2nd Germany ROG MASTERS EMEA Finals
5th-6th Greece ESG Tour Mykonos
3rd-4th  Sweden DreamHack Masters Malmö

Gambit have been hovering just below the top five in our rankings for several weeks after a somewhat up and down period after the addition of fitch. In those short two months, AdreN's squad surprised with a semi-final finish at DreamHack Masters Malmö but then went out in groups at ESG Tour Mykonos, losing to SK and mousesports in the process.

Qualifying for ROG MASTERS Finals was largely expected of Gambit, who had to beat Singularity and Seed last week in Germany to make it happen. It doesn't speak much about their form or what we can expect from them up against better opposition at EPICENTER, however.

fitch has been a godsend for Gambit

From the few tournaments we've seen Gambit at so far, not much has changed when it comes to the Kazakh squad since their days with Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko - they remain a threat to the top teams but aren't exactly title contenders.

One thing that has changed is Gambit's form online, which was horrendous before the last Major, but now they've picked it up in ESEA MDL and managed to clinch a spot at WCA Finals after confident wins over Japaleno and BIG. They have also spent a week leading up to EPICENTER bootcamping in Germany, which will help them sand off a few rough edges and arrive in Saint Petersburg in form.

In Group A, where FaZe will almost certainly end up as the clear favorite, SK's difficult situation puts Gambit in a good position to make the semis, but we'd be kidding ourselves if we thought it will be a walk in the park. The Brazilians still have some of the best players in the world, with or without felps, and are historically a hard opponent for AdreN & co. That match-up should end up being the make or break for Gambit at EPICENTER.

Virtus.pro (#13)
(EGB.com Rate: 17.647)
Age

Rating 2.0

Poland Paweł "byali" Bieliński  23 1.04
Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski  29 0.98
Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski 24 0.92
Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas 31 0.90
Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski 30 0.87
Poland Jakub "kuben" Gurczynski (coach)

Offline placings in the past three months 
7th-8th  United States ESL One New York
13th-16th  United States ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier
4th Greece ESG Tour Mykonos
13th-16th Sweden DreamHack Masters Malmö

Virtus.pro's drop has continued after the off-season despite their promising showing at the PGL Major Krakow, as they bombed out in three consecutive big events amidst an okay 4th place at ESG Tour Mykonos.

The team clearly feels the pressure, as we've recently seen in TaZ's post on Facebook. The messages we hear from the Polish camp every now and again are conflicting at best, which is understandable - being optimistic is hard when everything fails.

Will Virtus.pro ever find themselves again?

This week's hiccups against Nexus in the MDL and VenatoreS in WESG Poland (which was overturned after the organizers found a VAC-banned account tied to one of the players) aren't the best sign, but you can hardly expect a famously bad team online to suddenly start winning everything.

Overall, their online form has actually been looking good, at least compared to their atrocious standard - they hold a 7-4 record in ESEA MDL and 2-4 in ECS Season 4 after splitting maps with G2 and EnVyUs, and a loss to Astralis.

How much does that mean in the grand scheme of things? We'll have to see at EPICENTER. After VP's offline debacles in the last two months, even close losses would be a welcome sight in Group A, which holds three tough teams, provided FaZe qualify.

FaZe (#1)
(EGB.com Rate: 2.174)

  TyLoo (#123)
(EGB.com Rate: 123.288)
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač 1.36   Indonesia Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand  1.34
Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard 1.35   China HaoWen "somebody" Xu 1.29
Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács  1.24  vs.  China Ke "Mo" Liu 1.10
Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer 1.17   China Hui "DD" Wu 1.09
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen 1.05   Ukraine Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk 1.02
Sweden Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström (coach)   Brazil Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu (coach)

Offline placings in the past three months 
 
Offline placings in the past three months
1st United States ELEAGUE Premier   5th-8th China WESG China Finals (3/5)
1st United States ESL One New York   1st China ROG Masters China (4/5)
9th-12th  Sweden DH Masters Malmö  
 

There's no getting away from who the massive favorites are in the match that will determine Group A's fourth team. On Monday, TyLoo will fight an uphill battle against FaZe, who have been looking better than ever since ESL One New York.

After 15 maps and two titles under their belts, karrigan's men have yet to lose a map offline since September 9, when ELEAGUE Premier started with Group A. That makes them the the team to beat and a clear favorite at EPICENTER, especially with SK, who have yet to meet this version of FaZe, looking shaky.

Can FaZe push their track record further?

On the other side we have TyLoo, who have had problems communicating with BnTeT already and now they've also brought on bondik for three tournaments. It's already rough communicating properly in your second language, and the Chinese barely speak any English at all, so you can imagine the chaos within the team.

A bootcamp in Europe must have helped a bit in that aspect, but it's still impossible to imagine a world in which TyLoo beat FaZe to qualify for the main event. If FaZe continue their dominance in Russia and give TyLoo a beating, which is more than a likely scenario, it also won't be much of an experience for bondik and his new teammates just before they go to the Minor.

ICYMI: Ukraine bondik: "Sometimes it's good for you when life puts you in this kind of a situation"

Group B

Astralis (#2)
(EGB.com Rate: 4.899)
Age

Rating 2.0

Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz  22 1.21
Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen  24 1.12
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth 22 1.09
Denmark Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander 22 1.03
Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye 19 1.01
Denmark Danny "zonic" Sørensen (coach)

Offline placings in the past three months 
2nd United States ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier
5th-6th  United States ESL One New York
5th-8th  Sweden DreamHack Masters Malmö

Astralis started the new season with two rough firsts, their first placing outside of the top four in this lineup at DreamHack Masters Malmö following a loss to the new Gambit, and their first group stage exit at ESL One New York, where Liquid bested them in the group's decider.

They've since regained some of their reputation following a deep run at ELEAGUE Premier. While the Danish heavyweights didn't have to beat any other top-five teams on their way to the grand final, a second place is still a good sign going forward.

Getting out of Group B will be a challenge of its own

FaZe, who have always had the upper hand with their former teammate karrigan at the helm, won't be in their way until the playoffs, but Group B is still a minefield for Astralis and they'll have to tread carefully to make it out alive.

As mentioned above, Liquid, who are favored to round out this group, have been a very recent thorn in Astralis' side. North and G2 are match-ups we've only seen rarely offline, but both have earned their place in the top five with good results as of late. Whoever comes out this group will have to earn it.

North (#4)
(EGB.com Rate: 14.354)
Age

Rating 2.0

Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke  20 1.21
Denmark Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså  22 1.11
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup 21 1.10
Denmark René "cajunb" Borg 27 1.07
Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen 22 1.06
Denmark Casper "ruggah" Due (coach)

Offline placings in the past three months 
3rd-4th  United States ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier
1st  Canada DreamHack Open Montreal
2nd Sweden DreamHack Masters Malmö

North have been looking like a different team after the addition of valde, who reinvigorated the team with firepower after Emil "Magisk" Reif struggled to shine as the star we used to know him to be.

MSL's team kicked off their new adventure with silver at DreamHack Masters Malmö, where valde played a big part in the semi-finals match versus Gambit, and clinched their first title at DreamHack Open Montreal.

k0nfig and valde need to shine for North to pass their biggest test

North then added a semi-finals run at ELEAGUE Premier, but their biggest test is yet to come. EPICENTER's Group B features their countrymen Astralis, whom North haven't met offline for half a year, and G2, who had the upper hand last time, in Malmö's grand final.

If they first defeat the winner of Vega Squadron and Liquid, North may only have to beat one of two giants to make the playoffs, which would solidify them as a legitimate contender for at least another grand final appearance. 

G2 (#5)
(EGB.com Rate: 16.245)
Age

Rating 2.0

France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub  22 1.24
France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire  24 1.15
France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt 23 1.06
France Richard "shox" Papillon 25 1.03
France Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro 20 1.00
France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux (coach)

Offline placings in the past three months 
5th-8th  United States ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier
1st  Sweden DreamHack Masters Malmö

G2 are one of two teams that clinched a big title after the off-season alongside FaZe, after their foray at DreamHack Masters Malmö, where they beat SK and North on their way to their second big trophy this year. However, despite a big bootcamp leading up to ELEAGUE Premier playoffs, the Frenchmen fell to Cloud9 after a fairly one-sided series.

It seems impossible for G2 to shed their up-and-down nature, which has been an issue for them this entire year at the large events - while they have clinched two titles, they have not made it past the quarter-finals in the other five instances.

G2 can't seem to shed their fluctuant nature

Breaking that at EPICENTER will be a challenge for kennyS & co., who first have to face Astralis. That series will be the first between the two lineups and only their second encounter overall after a best-of-one encounter at PGL Major Krakow, making it a mouth-watering prospect.

In fact, none of these four teams, assuming Liquid qualify as expected, have a particularly rich history between each other, although G2 beat North recently enough (Malmö) for the Danes to remember.

Liquid (#8)
(EGB.com Rate: 19.912)
  Vega Squadron (#23)
(EGB.com Rate: 123.288)
Canada Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken 1.11   Russia Nikolay "mir" Bityukov  1.19
United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski 1.09   Russia Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov 1.14
United States Josh "jdm64" Marzano  0.99  vs.  Russia Pavel "hutji" Lashkov 1.14
Canada Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz 0.94   Ukraine Dmitriy "jR" Chervak 1.13
United States Nick "nitr0" Cannella 0.87   Russia Sergey "keshandr" Nikishin 1.08
Brazil Wilton "zews" Prado (coach)   Russia Artem "Fierce" Ivanov (coach)

Offline placings in the past three months
 
Offline placings in the past three months
13th-16th  United States ELEAGUE Premier   3rd-4th  Germany ROG EMEA Finals
2nd United States ESL One New York   1st China China Top Kunshan
2nd  Greece ESG Tour Mykonos  
 

The second wild card match taking place on Monday will complete Group B, with Vega Squadron set to play Liquid for the fourth spot.

Liquid's recent uprise following the change of in-game leaders from stanislaw to nitr0 makes them a heavy favorite in the match-up, although not as much as FaZe are against TyLoo. The North American squad are miles away from the Russians in terms of experience and have the upper hand in firepower.

Liquid's addition to Group B would make it all the more dangerous

Vega Squadron, on the other hand, will have the element of surprise on their side, which worked out well for them at the latest Main Qualifier ahead of PGL Major Krakow, or the one before the ELEAGUE Major.

However unlikely, an upset would bump Vega Squadron's chances in the main tournament, although not enough for them to beat two of Astralis, North, and G2. Liquid have shown enough to be a threat to the rest; their addition to Group B would make it all the more dangerous.

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1271
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
667
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
576
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
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
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
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
480
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
710
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1183
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
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
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
685
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
436
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1104
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
480
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
707
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
866
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1341
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
684
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Poland Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynski
Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynski
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
167
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
256
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1058
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1346
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
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:
1094
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
508
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
606
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Russia Artem 'Fierce' Ivanov
Artem 'Fierce' Ivanov
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.79
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.46
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1290
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
China Ke 'Mo' Liu
Ke 'Mo' Liu
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
478
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
705
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
316
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1027
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
421
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
581
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1205
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
870
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1007
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
100
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
312
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
302
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
780
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Russia Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishin
Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishin
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
269
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
290
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
223
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1166
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.17
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.34
Maps played:
242
KPR:
0.91
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.15
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1032
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1109
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
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
Ukraine Andrey 'Andi' Prokhorov
Andrey 'Andi' Prokhorov
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
10
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.17
China Hui 'DD' Wu
Hui 'DD' Wu
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
471
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1159
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
709
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
982
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
664
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:
732
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
672
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.18
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1160
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Brazil Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.46
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.21
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1162
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
nice
2017-10-22 20:55
#15
rain | 
Russia mitiss 
GL FaZe
2017-10-22 20:59
#56
 | 
Other anarh1st47 
gl vega
2017-10-23 00:13
#26
 | 
Brazil coldzao 
FaZe (#1) vs TyLoo (#123)
2017-10-22 21:16
#32
 | 
India bozzmob 
That's just the final offline qualifier match. Hope it gets interesting further in the tournament.
2017-10-22 21:28
Liquid the sk killer
2017-10-23 06:19
#66
FalleN | 
Brazil DREW^GA 
Final: SK x G2 or SK x Astralis :D
2017-10-23 07:50
sk top 100
2017-10-23 10:53
#80
FalleN | 
Brazil DREW^GA 
NiP TOP 150 XD
2017-10-24 07:29
triggered banana
2017-10-30 21:07
#83
FalleN | 
Brazil DREW^GA 
I almost hit the final hahaha SK TOP 1 ALWAYS <3
2017-10-31 09:20
#2
rain | 
Norway Norsk 
will be easy for FAZE
2017-10-22 20:56
yep :)
2017-10-22 20:58
Ahaha tyloo will beat them
2017-10-22 21:49
#75
 | 
Portugal smokey8 
+1
2017-10-23 12:40
#3
dead | 
Netherlands Zouma 
hype
2017-10-22 20:55
ez NiP
2017-10-22 20:56
eZaF4FaZe
2017-10-22 20:56
yes ez coldzera
2017-10-22 20:56
ez SK or faze
2017-10-22 20:56
#8
 | 
Australia basim 
SK with boltz will fkn dominate
2017-10-22 20:57
nice
2017-10-22 20:57
#10
 | 
France Static2k 
ez g2esports
2017-10-22 20:58
#11
 | 
Finland ingg 
ezaF era
2017-10-22 20:58
ez navi oh wait
2017-10-22 20:58
#14
 | 
Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Seven tournaments in a row for FaZe inc.
2017-10-22 20:58
SO EZ 4 SK
2017-10-22 20:59
#17
 | 
Germany zeolikk 
n1
2017-10-22 21:03
NAVI WIN
2017-10-22 21:04
bntet will crush faze
2017-10-22 21:05
#20
 | 
Libya Cookieslayer 
G2 ez win
2017-10-22 21:07
#21
 | 
Russia G0A1L 
Ez North
2017-10-22 21:08
Did the previous article get taken down? I got a notification for one but when i pressed it, it said that the url didn't exist anymore
2017-10-22 21:09
yes
2017-10-22 21:20
#23
 | 
Poland KasPro 
gogovp
2017-10-22 21:09
ez for Boltz and Coldzera
2017-10-22 21:12
So ez for BOLTZERA
2017-10-22 21:23
Yes very easy for COLTZ
2017-10-23 05:53
#25
 | 
China 21savage 
TyLoo (#123) ahahahahah
2017-10-22 21:15
#27
NiKo | 
Brazil Grell 
Damn. Guardian with 1,24 rating it is the 3rd best player in FaZe. The same rating that KennyS, the best top player competing in epicenter, has.
2017-10-22 21:20
#45
 | 
Armenia HrachAsatryan 
BnTeT?
2017-10-22 22:21
#46
NiKo | 
Brazil Grell 
"top player" Tyloo #123
2017-10-22 22:23
#30
s1mple | 
Russia R4ZORKA 
ez 4 Vega
2017-10-22 21:21
#31
 | 
Germany raaVz 
SK (#3) Age Rating 2.0 Brazil Ricardo "boltz" Prass 20 1.18 Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga 25 1.17 Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David 22 1.16 Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo 26 1.11 Brazil Epitacio "TACO" de Melo 22 0.90 Boltz > SK
2017-10-22 21:25
Immortals woulda played easier teams though which would spike his ratings
2017-10-23 15:31
#33
Germany [ml] 
TyLoo has to attend Asia Minor in South Korea on 26th. So they don't really plan to win anything here. You have been warned.
2017-10-22 21:30
#35
 | 
Kazakhstan Bombardian 
ez throw for 1.06 odds
2017-10-22 21:32
#67
Germany [ml] 
Consider that E-Sport is a multi-billion $ industry. 100% safe bet makes 1 mio. to 1 mio and 60k. Yes, that's more than you earn in a year.
2017-10-23 08:29
#68
 | 
Kazakhstan Bombardian 
chinise mafia will not miss that tyloo will lose all hdc's
2017-10-23 08:53
Who the fuck is stupid enough to bet 1M lmao...unless youre a multimillionaire
2017-10-23 15:33
#78
Germany [ml] 
Exactly. What would prevent rich E-Sport organisations to bet on the loss of their own Teams? See ES-Force, which owns not only NaVi, VP and SK, but also the betting site CSGOLounge. How the fuck do you know that they don't pay their players to lose to gain more money?
2017-10-23 15:42
#34
 | 
Kazakhstan Bombardian 
wtf tyloo 123 nt hltv
2017-10-22 21:31
#36
 | 
Sweden aer1aL 
VP wins it.
2017-10-22 21:34
#37
 | 
Faroe Islands temza 
It will be boring without Na'Vi ;(
2017-10-22 21:34
#38
fnx | 
Turkey CamelotzZz 
ez4Null element
2017-10-22 21:41
#39
 | 
United States FaZeMeister 
Faze and Gambit Astralis and North Faze wins whole thing bye bye sk and g2 cry some more brazil and baguettes
2017-10-22 21:43
#41
BnTeT | 
United States EdgyBlob 
BenTen 2-0 FaZe make it happen! :D
2017-10-22 22:08
vega to semi-finals confirmed
2017-10-22 22:08
#43
LUq | 
Poland tr1xx 
odds for vp higher than for liquid xD, sk's oddds bigger than 0
2017-10-22 22:10
HAHHAHAHAHA SK SO BAD XD Offline placings in the past three months 3rd-4th United States ESL One New York (4/5 of the lineup) 9th-12th United States ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier (4/5 of the lineup) 3rd Greece ESG Tour Mykonos (4/5 of the lineup) 5th-8th Sweden DreamHack Masters Malmö (4/5 of the lineup)
2017-10-22 22:20
eZ faZe
2017-10-22 22:26
#48
 | 
Poland Banan18 
rip EPICENTER viewer's guide
2017-10-22 22:27
Faze not qualified yet but 41% chance of winning the tournament xDDDD
2017-10-22 22:36
ez vp <3
2017-10-22 22:45
#51
 | 
Europe devvewOw 
Ez FaZe
2017-10-22 22:51
VP or Liquid win
2017-10-22 22:51
#53
 | 
Bulgaria FrostNixon 
The only teams with worst ratio than Vp are the two team which won't reach the tournament. That hurts.
2017-10-22 23:20
#65
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
Look again... Liquid is there.
2017-10-23 07:46
gl gambit and vega
2017-10-22 23:24
ez for boltz
2017-10-22 23:30
#57
 | 
Indonesia Dhupee 
Good luck kenny, he'll fuck u up
2017-10-23 03:44
Tyloo has a better chance of winning this whole tournament that you have to get a knife...
2017-10-23 04:38
boltz No.1 rating in SK LOL
2017-10-23 05:51
Immortals woulda played easier teams though which would spike his ratings
2017-10-23 22:28
#62
 | 
CIS sv_cheats_l 
ez for bondik
2017-10-23 07:14
#63
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
liquid should be below VP in the EGB list...
2017-10-23 07:45
2017-10-23 07:45
#69
 | 
Russia Gunzel 
Vega >lulquid lets go boiz. Only Vega only win
2017-10-23 10:02
RIP VP
2017-10-23 11:32
tyloo#123? LUL
2017-10-23 11:36
#73
 | 
Czech Republic Cookie_Boi 
Ez for Tyloo
2017-10-23 11:58
Good event
2017-10-23 12:13
#81
 | 
Russia PlastideDubz 
See ya on lan
2017-10-24 23:18
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