Europe Minor groups drawn

The draw for the group stage of the Europe Minor Championship has taken place, with the eight participating teams having been placed into two groups, HLTV.org has learned.

Envy, the highest-ranked team in attendance, will be confident of advancing to the playoff stage after being paired with AGO, GODSENT and ex-Outlaws.

Group B is headlined by Space Soldiers and the new OpTic team, with PRIDE and eXtatus rounding out the group.

EnVyUs will face ex-Outlaws in the first match

The Europe Minor Championship will take place from November 2-5 at the PGL Studios, in Bucharest. Aside from the $50,000 prize purse, two spots at the Main Qualifier for ELEAGUE Major: Boston will be up for grabs in the tournament, which will feature a double-elimination format in both the group stage and in the playoffs.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

Group A Group B
France Envy Turkey Space Soldiers
Poland AGO Europe OpTic
Sweden GODSENT Poland PRIDE
Bulgaria ex-Outlaws Slovakia eXtatus

The opening matchups for the Europe Minor look as follows:

Day 1
France Envy vs. Bulgaria ex-Outlaws
Poland AGO vs. Sweden GODSENT
Day 2
Turkey Space Soldiers vs. Slovakia eXtatus
Europe OpTic vs. Poland PRIDE
Coool
2017-10-24 13:03
OPTIC win major calling it
2017-10-24 13:04
+1
2017-10-24 13:04
-10
2017-10-24 15:46
nt FaZe
2017-10-24 15:47
nt who
2017-10-24 15:47
Nt fake faze fan
2017-10-24 17:20
why?
2017-10-24 17:32
youtube.com/watch?v=lNzuQ6Cpj1o member when Optic just started
2017-10-25 07:52
#200
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Europe keNLey94 
I think you are right and SS and envyus number 2 and 3
2017-10-24 20:22
#204
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Denmark Cleandog 
+1
2017-10-25 09:01
wtf 2 high seeds on same group ??
2017-10-24 13:05
Both groups have two high seeds and two low seeds
2017-10-24 13:07
#66
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Turkey orox2 
I thought optic and SS will be in different groups because both of them did 3-0
2017-10-24 13:17
One would think so, but organizers want EnVy to get into qualifiers because they have a large fan base. EnVy would not win against SS or Optic
2017-10-24 13:21
nV out of groups, calling it
2017-10-24 13:49
They took other factors into consideration, not just the qualifier results.
2017-10-24 13:51
#71
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Spain Miki2K 
But shouldn't the teams with 3-0 in the qual be seperated?? Ss and optic both had 3-0 so y r they in the same group? Holy cow who is organising this tournament is an absolute uneducated guy about cs who made more mistakes than ever made...
2017-10-24 13:18
#73
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Spain Miki2K 
+how do they both have two low seeds when the 3 last teams that qualified all had 3-2? And the mid-teams had 3-1 (envy ago ex-outlaws) so again, how can u differenciate 2 teams from one if all of them had the same score?
2017-10-24 13:19
#74
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Slovakia montty 
It doesnt seem like it. Both SS and optic are high seeded, they advanced with 3:0 and they are in same group.
2017-10-24 13:21
#2
Denmark zink 
#runturkey
2017-10-24 13:04
#11
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Turkey SLendeRuLeZ 
wtf
2017-10-24 13:04
#78
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Turkey dogboi2001 
Let's go soldiers! +xantares -kjaebye #tothestars
2017-10-24 13:23
i eat turkey
2017-10-24 13:53
#116
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Turkey orox2 
Lol India means Hindistan in turkish and Hindi means turkey in turkish. I EAT HINDI
2017-10-24 13:55
by turkey i mean that animal dude which christian eats on thankgvibg
2017-10-24 14:17
#172
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Turkey orox2 
I'm saying india is turkey of us, i also mean animal one
2017-10-24 15:48
#173
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Other TengriBenim 
turkey means hindi and indian means hindu in turkish. That's what he meant
2017-10-24 15:49
nice
2017-10-24 16:51
#211
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Turkey orox2 
ba dum tsss
2017-10-25 15:15
#3
 | 
Latvia Frip! 
k
2017-10-24 13:04
#4
 | 
Turkey CHAMPTZ 
ez for spaces
2017-10-24 13:04
hype
2017-10-24 13:04
#6
Friis | 
Poland Austinn 
WOW
2017-10-24 13:04
#7
 | 
Netherlands Schumacher 
Lel
2017-10-24 13:04
#8
s1mple | 
Australia m3rky 
nice
2017-10-24 13:04
Ez for XANTARES
2017-10-24 13:04
#12
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Brazil jstrr 
Is NiP playing in NA?
2017-10-24 13:04
#42
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
haha
2017-10-24 13:07
NA hasn't done anything to you to be insulted in such manner
2017-10-24 13:54
HAHAHAAHAHHAHH
2017-10-24 20:18
Would be a good tourney to watch
2017-10-24 13:04
nice
2017-10-24 13:04
Ez for GODSENT&Optic :D
2017-10-24 13:04
#16
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Finland Ahvostin 
Ez for OpTic
2017-10-24 13:04
#18
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Kazakhstan TimaTea 
AGO to MAJOR
2017-10-24 13:04
#80
 | 
Lebanon RobloxPorn 
.xd
2017-10-24 13:25
#86
 | 
Kazakhstan TimaTea 
Kys Optic fan gay eksdee
2017-10-24 13:27
#96
 | 
Lebanon RobloxPorn 
Faze fag xd
2017-10-24 13:30
#178
suNny | 
Europe KnorkeF 
0/9
2017-10-24 16:05
let's go OpTic & HOMESENT
2017-10-24 13:04
#20
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World plus1 
wht?
2017-10-24 13:04
Ez og
2017-10-24 13:04
#22
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
ez godsent
2017-10-24 13:04
#23
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India nicebaitm8 
Optic Hype
2017-10-24 13:04
#26
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Brazil Sukitay 
AGO will actually go through, i'm loving it!
2017-10-24 13:05
#51
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Finland hotdog^ 
GOGOAGO
2017-10-24 13:11
yep, GOGO AGO ez group for them actually
2017-10-24 14:55
#27
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India transformer 
Optic and Nv
2017-10-24 13:05
#28
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Turkey polestar4125 
First match optic - SS nice fuck
2017-10-24 13:05
#56
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Norway infusedboiz 
learn to bait better u turkish cuck
2017-10-24 13:13
#58
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Turkey polestar4125 
Hahah nice nip fan where is the nip Fuck your mom
2017-10-24 13:15
#60
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Norway infusedboiz 
you've got to marry her before getting to fuck her you muslim garbage :DDDD
2017-10-24 13:16
#79
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Turkey dogboi2001 
So u want him to be your daddy?
2017-10-24 13:24
#91
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Turkey polestar4125 
I do not have to get married to fuck your mother but do not fear I will not hurt
2017-10-24 13:29
#101
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Norway infusedboiz 
gud ingrish, turkey best education kappa
2017-10-24 13:36
Triggered NiP fanboi lol
2017-10-24 15:26
#163
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Norway infusedboiz 
triggered turkish cuck with less than 50iq :DDD
2017-10-24 15:35
Cya Lan. Oh wait...
2017-10-24 15:36
#165
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Norway infusedboiz 
SS gonna qualify for major aswell, dont worry kappa
2017-10-24 15:38
Nip will win kappa
2017-10-24 16:00
#177
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Norway infusedboiz 
you're the perfect example why everyone thinks turkish people average less than 50 iq rofl
2017-10-24 16:01
You shouldn't answer these type of guys.If you answer once they will keep going like nip will win auhahuahua.
2017-10-25 18:45
2 bo1's / day ?? or are these bo3?
2017-10-24 13:05
These are just the opening match-ups.
2017-10-24 13:05
so 2 bo1's wins for a team and you go to playoffs?
2017-10-24 13:08
Yes. Only the elimination and the decider matches are bo3
2017-10-24 13:08
#30
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Serbia ZAG0R 
GL Outlaws !
2017-10-24 13:05
Envyus and SS
2017-10-24 13:05
space soldiers are new challangers ez
2017-10-24 13:05
Envy and Optic
2017-10-24 13:05
#35
GeT_RiGhT | 
Turkey cgt 
ss vs. envy :/
2017-10-24 13:05
#36
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Norway RainTop1HLTV 
ez 4 bntet
2017-10-24 13:05
#37
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Bulgaria thepNshr 
LETSSS GOOO EX-OUTLAWSSS !!!!! #MAKEBULGARIAGREATAGAIN !!!! <3 <3 <3
2017-10-24 13:05
ez my friend Bulgaria will win
2017-10-24 13:14
#38
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Pakistan perth 
Go NiP!!!
2017-10-24 13:06
#39
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Finland hotdog^ 
very nice
2017-10-24 13:06
#40
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
group b joke
2017-10-24 13:06
Ez 4 the New hope of czech
2017-10-24 13:07
#44
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
go SS
2017-10-24 13:07
This looks so tier 10000
2017-10-24 13:07
#46
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United Kingdom MansNotHot 
#GreenWall
2017-10-24 13:07
#48
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Malaysia Level1Cam 
nV and Optic
2017-10-24 13:08
I love that extatus and pride is in this, its not 2 wasted spots at all...
2017-10-24 13:09
where is NIP?
2017-10-24 13:11
Well nip and heroic is not here. Instead we have extatus and pride, 2 exellent teams with a big chanse of winning this entire thing! Dont you just love when a fluke happens and 2 spots are wasted on teams that have absoulutly no chanse of progressing? :D
2017-10-24 13:16
NIP FANS STILL SALTY LMAO
2017-10-24 13:17
Well its not ony that im disappointed that nip and heroic is not here. Its more about having extatus and pride here makes this whole qualifier into a joke. You know kind of like when you see vp getting invited to a tournament directly when they wouldnt be able to get past the open qualifier otherwise.
2017-10-24 13:29
why nip lost to Pride, team5 (LOL JOKE) couse they are just bad . cant even qualify minor LMAO
2017-10-24 13:32
Yes you are right, it was not a fluke at all. If they play 10 times pride will win 10-0. Btw that is sarcasm you idiot.
2017-10-24 13:35
Whatever, NIP still lost. Deal with it.
2017-10-24 13:58
Im okey with it. Pretty used to nip disappointing me. But this qualifier became 100 times less intressting now. We already know optic is winning that awsome group. They can just fast foward the matches.
2017-10-24 14:05
#210
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Turkey orox2 
I don't think it is gonna be so ez for optic. Yeah they are experienced playerwise but they are a new team and doesn't have much practice as other teams in the group. they probably gonna win all matches but i am pretty sure all matches gonna be close maybe upsets
2017-10-25 15:12
this is so much fun to trigger swe + nip fan
2017-10-24 14:00
I dont get triggered by you. I can tell you what is fun though. Playing cs with turks, my best cs experience ever! That was also sarcasm, they are actually worse then russians :)
2017-10-24 14:07
NT
2017-10-24 14:52
Yeah just unlucky loss against pride.. same with flipside.. oh and vega.. oh and red reserve and fucking japaleno
2017-10-24 14:12
Ehm what are you talking about? :S Only time they played japaleno they won? And last time they played red reserve they won 3 straight games 16-3, 16-2, 16-10? Match agains vega i had to go back 1 year to find. And flipside over 1 year ago and they won 2-0. So are you retarded or retarded?
2017-10-24 14:22
Pride deserve minor spot and u are a fucking retarded kid.
2017-10-24 14:30
HAHA good one! Just because they are from your country and you cheer for them doesnt mean they deserve it. I would not say japaleno deserve a spot just because they are Swedish.
2017-10-24 14:32
Pride won 3 games NiP lost 3 games. What does it mean? Read fucking rules u stupid monkey Every team that won 3 games deserve spot. U can't get spot for old achievements. Typical retarded salty swedish.
2017-10-24 14:35
U can't get spot for old achievements, HAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAH cough'vp'cough.
2017-10-24 14:39
being invited and playing in qualifications are two other things u stupid monkey
2017-10-24 14:40
You shot yourself in the foot and i cant take you seriously anymore. U can't get spot for old achievements......................... vp.
2017-10-24 14:43
What an idiot. But what can I expect from swedish? xD
2017-10-24 14:49
pollack
2017-10-24 15:09
I can tell you what we expect from pollacks here in sweden. They are treated like dogs, they do shit work for 90% less the cost of what we pay other people. We have a saying, "that is pollack work". It means something is done shitty and cheap.
2017-10-24 15:07
So im having a hard time taking you seriously when your father is probably down in my basement sweeping rat shit for bread crumbs.
2017-10-24 15:38
For exemple I am a fan of Kinguin. I would never say they deserve spot because they won only 1 game. Rules say u have to win 3 games to get spot for minor. Is it hard to understand for swedish faggots? I know u are not the smartest people
2017-10-24 14:39
Oh im sorry they lost to fucking TEAM5 while HOMESENT 16-0d them
2017-10-24 14:38
Sorry you can come back from your failure. You mention 4 teams and they beat 3 of them, and the loss was over a year ago.
2017-10-24 14:41
nip didnt deserve it thats why they are not here .. the best thing about major is anyteam can participate ..
2017-10-27 11:58
Does anyone know if OpTic are back in EU for this qualifier? EDIT: didn't read properly, it's being held on LAN. nvm
2017-10-24 13:11
They have a long ass cable that reaches america
2017-10-24 13:17
#87
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Finland hotdog^ 
+1
2017-10-24 13:27
+1
2017-10-24 13:57
Rofl bro
2017-10-24 13:18
where is VP?!:D
2017-10-24 13:11
#61
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Finland hotdog^ 
already at major
2017-10-24 13:16
At major
2017-10-24 13:16
Ez for SS
2017-10-24 13:13
#59
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Brazil Sukitay 
Bunch of teams have a chance, nV, Optic, SS, Godsent, AGO..
2017-10-24 13:15
Gl Xantares and co
2017-10-24 13:16
Ez for AGO. They can get through to playoffs.
2017-10-24 13:16
#69
woxic | 
Turkey razendd_ 
ez for LANTARES
2017-10-24 13:17
ez4AGO
2017-10-24 13:18
#75
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
Ago and eXtatus to Major confirmed
2017-10-24 13:21
#128
Happy | 
Poland Millka 
Ha. Would be great to see both of them at major... i have crossed fingers for Happy' team aswell... Fun fact is they all would quali from any other region...
2017-10-24 14:19
#129
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
I hope to see more new teams rather than older teams :/ Im not really that big of nV fan but i think i should cheer for everyone cuz u never know what happens in CS :D
2017-10-24 14:21
#GOSS #RUNSS #SpaceSoldiersForWin!
2017-10-24 13:21
#81
DAVEY | 
United States E_K_U_L 
ez OpTic
2017-10-24 13:25
envyus, ago, ss, optic
2017-10-24 13:25
#94
ZywOo | 
Europe Noway1 
Only two teams go to major quals
2017-10-24 13:29
yea but these 4 to playoffs
2017-10-24 13:30
#83
CeRq | 
Bulgaria CeRqTOP1 
wtf ez outlaws
2017-10-24 13:26
Go AGOOOO
2017-10-24 13:26
Ago vs Godsent offline match will be excited if its bo3 will be 2-1 AGO but idk
2017-10-24 13:26
#88
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Turkey talhagunes60 
EZ 4 SS this time its happening i believe
2017-10-24 13:28
OPTIC & ENVY to major qualifier RIP EXTATUS
2017-10-24 13:29
#90
ZywOo | 
Europe Noway1 
NV and Optic
2017-10-24 13:29
#92
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United States EmperorTrump 
SS actually have a chance this time
2017-10-24 13:29
#98
AM | 
Brazil YARRAKTARES 
SS and OptiC
2017-10-24 13:34
#100
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Poland Kresowy 
As a Pole i am feeling happy for AGO as they have easiest group there can be and i already dig up grave for pride as they got the worst setup :D what a world :D
2017-10-24 13:35
#102
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Finland hotdog^ 
who is better, AGO or PRIDE?
2017-10-24 13:37
#105
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Poland Kresowy 
AGO, thye are top1 in PL now They play VP today, check that game They have crazy teamplay, sth like vp in 2014/15 Pride is skillwise good, but thye are incosnistent due to loose playstile
2017-10-24 13:39
#107
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Finland hotdog^ 
Thank you for the info my friend! Much appreciate it
2017-10-24 13:41
are u on drugs mate Group A is much stacked than B
2017-10-24 14:25
#136
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Poland Kresowy 
reason you think a is STACKED 1. you think ex outlaws are worth sth becasue its your team 2. you think Envious are worth sth as you know the name 3. You think Godsent are worht sht as, for fuck sake the is no reason... i just base my judgement on results
2017-10-24 14:28
1. Outlaws are the obvious outsiders but they could upset any team there tbh and no, its not because im bulgarian. 2. Yes. 3. Godsent are shit but compared to online kebabs not lan proven exatus and Pride they are worth way more, no?
2017-10-24 14:38
#148
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Poland Kresowy 
1. if they are the outsiders they are not considered a part of STACKED 2. they play like shit lately and can be considered as STACKED 3. wont nothing, qualified for nothing ( escept this) so not STACKED group b Optic and SS easy 3:0 in qualifeir, SS won Global challenge Extatus considered by HLTV as new hope for cs pride 4th polish team, worst of them
2017-10-24 14:41
#174
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Other TengriBenim 
optic > nV spacesoldiers > ex-outlaws pride > godsent extasus = ago
2017-10-24 15:56
#103
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Turkey loggivero 
SS and Optic will go offline qualifier. #gospacesgo
2017-10-24 13:38
#184
czech | 
Slovakia harek 
optic maybe from 2nd place, eXtatus first ;)
2017-10-24 16:14
#185
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Turkey loggivero 
please don't act like emotional bro :)
2017-10-24 16:16
#187
czech | 
Slovakia harek 
just having a fun - anyway, good luck to SS, they'll need it
2017-10-24 16:19
#188
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Turkey loggivero 
thank you mate, good luck too eXtatus. who plays good, win those matches without any loss
2017-10-24 16:46
#192
czech | 
Slovakia harek 
yeah, SS have been lucky so far, I hope they've got good strats for a consolidation match :D
2017-10-24 17:22
#195
 | 
Turkey loggivero 
We are better than the eXtatus but it changes on live. Hope to see SS in Major tournament this time. We'll see :)
2017-10-24 17:40
#196
czech | 
Slovakia harek 
ok - but it's between ss and optic as I see it :)
2017-10-24 18:00
#205
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Turkey loggivero 
NV is the strongest opponent than the optic i think. :)
2017-10-25 10:13
#104
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Australia balworg 
lets AGO
2017-10-24 13:38
RIP AGO
2017-10-24 13:40
nV on LAN XD
2017-10-24 13:41
FRIBERG DESTROY THIS KIDS
2017-10-24 13:43
ez 4 god allu #greenwall
2017-10-24 13:58
groub b easy asf
2017-10-24 13:46
#111
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Turkey DebbSoray 
XANTARES ON LAN. Show no mercy kebabs.
2017-10-24 13:47
#183
czech | 
Slovakia harek 
[eXtatus] Show to mercy to kebabs :)
2017-10-24 16:13
#120
 | 
Norway Napapijri 
let's AGO!!!
2017-10-24 13:59
#122
 | 
Denmark ddkk 
RIP extatus & PRIDE
2017-10-24 14:03
RIP NIP
2017-10-24 14:08
#131
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Portugal Pingooo 
So dignitas werent invited for either minor or close qualifier and those were, wat a sucker org LOL sucks dick so much
2017-10-24 14:23
#132
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Finland hotdog^ 
they lost in open qualifier
2017-10-24 14:24
#134
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Portugal Pingooo 
But wat they did last time was to avoid going to that because onliners are everywhere and they deserved to pass because they played all day because of a cheater in their game made them play 6maps
2017-10-24 14:27
#135
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Finland hotdog^ 
ya they got fucked =(
2017-10-24 14:28
#137
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Portugal Pingooo 
They made last time to the major qualifier from the online faceit and it was for nothing??? Envyus is fkim nobs they didnt do shit and still managed to go for minor
2017-10-24 14:29
EnVy are much better than Dignitas. Dignitas is shit now. I feel sorry for the org having a tier 6 team
2017-10-24 23:37
#209
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Turkey orox2 
no dignitas top1 because they have portugal player
2017-10-25 14:54
Of course, because Portugal have the “best” players on Earth.
2017-10-25 23:39
#217
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Turkey orox2 
like cristiona ronaldo man. they are best at everything wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
2017-10-26 01:00
#218
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Portugal Pingooo 
I feels sorry for optic cant have an NA team ahahaha, need to get outdated players, i will enjoy so much watch dignitas rekting top 10 in the world in some months
2017-10-26 09:11
Hahaha can you tell another joke
2017-10-26 14:02
#220
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Portugal Pingooo 
Optic doesnt have jokes it id alrdy a joke
2017-10-26 20:20
Dignitas is a joke. Have some good pros in their team and still loses to tier 50 teams
2017-10-26 23:27
kryisfree
2017-10-24 14:34
#142
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Portugal Pingooo 
Ahahha cryisfree for u because how many majors did ur top 1 went? Ahahahahah fox has 5 sucker, top 1000 awper AHAHAHAH
2017-10-24 14:36
RIP extatus, if only xantares would drop less than 35
2017-10-24 14:42
#153
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Malaysia Level1Cam 
EZ NV EX OUTLAWS GONNA GET RAPE
2017-10-24 14:50
#158
 | 
Russia v1p3rrr 
2ez4optic Envy/SS to grab 2nd spot
2017-10-24 15:10
Envy and spaces
2017-10-24 15:15
So hard group for Extatus FeelsBadMan
2017-10-24 15:24
#182
czech | 
Slovakia harek 
Yes it is so hard for space soldiers, optic and pride to get in group with eXtatus.
2017-10-24 16:11
#166
 | 
Slovakia Bagoo 
eZ richard ;D
2017-10-24 15:40
#167
 | 
United States eldrexe 
EnVy plox
2017-10-24 15:44
#168
 | 
Other TengriBenim 
spacesoldiers and optic in the same group wtf they were supposed to be high seed
2017-10-24 15:46
#181
czech | 
Slovakia harek 
unlucky for both teams there is also eXtatus ;)
2017-10-24 16:09
0 rounds as t side train btw XDDDD
2017-10-25 13:05
#207
czech | 
Slovakia harek 
It has been part of very elaborate strategy how to insert false hopes into minds of Optic's players
2017-10-25 13:38
lmao god allu everyday and everynight
2017-10-25 16:27
#214
czech | 
Slovakia harek 
Yeah, I see it's worked.
2017-10-25 17:23
I know, Ez for XANTARES
2017-10-24 15:57
#179
suNny | 
Europe KnorkeF 
Space , Optic or Optic Envyus or Envyus Space
2017-10-24 16:06
#180
czech | 
Slovakia harek 
let's go eXtatus ;)
2017-10-24 16:08
Xantares on the server!
2017-10-24 16:18
#190
 | 
Vietnam FAKTARES 
2ez4ss
2017-10-24 16:52
Better not cheat!
2017-10-24 17:28
ago and optic to major!
2017-10-24 18:03
#198
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Sweden ThorinEk 
#inGODSENTWeTrust
2017-10-24 18:24
This is actually about to be so good
2017-10-25 02:14
Ez godsent and optic
2017-10-25 13:53
#212
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Japan eoeoeoewowow 
I like how every EU minor is hosted in Bucharest nowadays.
2017-10-25 15:35
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