Space Soldiers win EU Minor final after defeating EnVyUs 2-0

Space Soldiers claimed the $30,000 prize in Bucharest after beating EnVyUs, 2-0, on Cobblestone and Inferno.

Ahmet "paz" Karahoca kicked Cobblestone off in style, getting the three first frags of the pistol round on the terrorist side to give Space Soldiers the opening round. They weren’t able to follow it up, though, as two CZ75 frags followed by two AK47 kills all by Cédric "RpK" Guipouy gave Envy the tie and the early economic advantage.

An execute on A by Space Soldiers ended in a 2vs1 with paz and Buğra "Calyx" Arkın taking the round as Christophe "SIXER" Xia saved his M4 going into the sixth round. The Turkish team was then able to regain the lead after winning an eco round against pistols with 3-3 on the board. Envy weren’t ready to give the lead up, however, as Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer and RpK were able to outplay Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli and Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş in a 2vs2 afterplant on A to tie it back up.

They did eventually give it up, though, as "" won two, taking a 6-4 lead after ten rounds, and followed it up eco-bashing the French. Envy deflated as Space Soldiers took an 11-4 lead into the half, with XANTARES getting a quad-kill in the last round. After Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom opened the second pistol round with a triple, SIXER closed it out clutching a 1vs2 to keep his team alive. This time around Space Soldiers won the forcebuy and were able to follow it against a financially struggling Envy. Up 15-5, paz got a triple in mid double doors sealing the deal on the first map for Space Soldiers.

Space Soldiers won the final after beating EnVyUs, 2-0

The second map, Inferno, kicked off with Envy taking the early lead on the terrorist side after winning the pistol rounds and the anti-ecos. The first gun round was a slow play up mid late in the round which ended in both teams trading frags but it was finally RpK with a double that tilted the scale towards his team, further increasing his team’s lead to 4-0.

Space Soldiers quickly brought it back, though, as they won five rounds in a row to take the lead for the first time in the half shutting down the French side’s slow attacks. Unable to break the CT wall set up by Space Soldiers, Envy went down 5-10 before switching sides. Despite winning the pistol round, Space Soldiers were unable to seal the deal early in the second half as they gave the anti-eco up.

Up 11-7, Space Soldiers were able to further their lead with a fast rotation from B to A with a 5vs3 advantage, planting without opposition and forcing the three remaining Envy players to save. A 1vs3 by Calyx defending the B site in an afterplant situation, with three headshots on the CTs, put 13-7 on the board forcing Envy to go on an eco. Down 7-15 Alexandre "xms" Forté was able to get an ace, and a big triple by RpK the following round got Envy back on track forcing Space Soldiers to eco.

The eco round was a disaster for Envy, as Happy and RpK found themselves in a 2vs2 afterplant against XANTARES and Calyx. The French leader was able to secure the round for his side to get the tenth on the board, but Space Soldiers were able to close it out in the following round to win the event and take the lion's share of the prize pool. 

 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 52 - 31 +21 120.5 1.76
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 43 - 24 +19 92.6 1.51
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 32 - 21 +11 69.3 1.23
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 31 - 26 +5 72.6 1.21
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 32 - 24 +8 72.2 1.18
 Envy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 28 - 35 -7 73.1 0.85
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 32 - 41 -9 65.3 0.77
France Christophe 'SIXER' XiaSIXER 24 - 37 -13 59.3 0.76
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 23 - 37 -14 57.5 0.72
France Alexandre 'xms' Fortéxms 19 - 40 -21 64.9 0.68

The final standings of the Europe Minor are:

1. Turkey Space Soldiers - Major Qualifier + $30,000
2. France Envy - Major Qualifier + $15,000
3. Europe OpTic - $5,000
4. Poland AGO
5-6. Poland PRIDE
5-6. Sweden GODSENT
7-8. Slovakia eXtatus
7-8. Bulgaria Windigo

France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1248
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Argentina ''
 ''
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1037
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1444
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
France Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
532
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
757
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
France Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
574
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
727
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
761
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
#1
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United Kingdom Tendies 
YES LETS GO SPACE SOLDIERSS SO PROUD OF YOU People keep on counting them out, (looking at you Thorin), but these guys are slowly but surely proving themselves. Congrats Bunyamin Aydin, good investment my boy.
2017-11-05 17:56
SS superteam
2017-11-05 17:56
XANTARES to major? I aren't think that.
2017-11-05 17:57
#37
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Turkey vortex1g 
XANTARES's gonna be MVP of 2017
2017-11-05 17:59
#41
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
*2018 Kappa We got Calyx
2017-11-05 18:00
0/10
2017-11-05 19:12
Dortkardes legend <3
2017-11-05 20:42
hahaha xantares most overrated player of 2017, nt turkey
2017-11-06 10:21
glad to hear that
2017-11-05 18:20
#101
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Portugal IdrisPT 
Thorin just says shit
2017-11-05 18:33
#3
SmithZz | 
Australia Kyr0xZ 
ez for XANTARES
2017-11-05 17:55
easyy
2017-11-05 18:02
isi
2017-11-05 20:46
LETS HYPE THEM <3<3<3
2017-11-05 17:56
LETS GOOOOOO
2017-11-05 17:56
#7
s1mple | 
Turkey tugi 
it is no suprise, to be honest
2017-11-05 17:56
#8
woxic | 
Turkey razendd_ 
ez
2017-11-05 17:56
#9
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
ez
2017-11-05 17:56
#10
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France meF1 
ez
2017-11-05 17:56
#11
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Turkey cagataygs5 
ez 4 xantares
2017-11-05 17:56
#12
Azerbaijan GKey 
ez
2017-11-05 17:56
loool
2017-11-05 17:56
ez
2017-11-05 17:56
EZ PZ GOD LANTARES
2017-11-05 17:56
#16
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Europe t1ger 
lantarres..
2017-11-05 17:56
#17
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
LANTARES
2017-11-05 17:56
#18
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World zxjaer 
expected
2017-11-05 17:56
#19
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African Union mikecool 
ez aliens
2017-11-05 17:56
GODTARES
2017-11-05 17:56
#23
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World exeberia01 
easiest match in the tournament for ss
2017-11-05 17:57
Just how can you win vs paz, XANTARES AND Calyx when you only have ScreaM that can outaim them and noone else, lul
2017-11-05 17:57
#26
woxic | 
Turkey EPHESUS 
2017-11-05 17:57
#56
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina MRYENER 
OMG
2017-11-05 18:03
XANTARES & CALYX & PAZ TOO STRONG
2017-11-05 17:57
#68
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Argentina kratoS_fsa 
Imagine a solid awper like woxic with them
2017-11-05 18:08
They should buy him out
2017-11-05 20:48
Easy peasy lemon squaeyz
2017-11-05 17:57
#29
paz | 
Turkey Alptekin43 
Was so fuckin EZ
2017-11-05 17:57
#30
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Turkey Ch0p$1sh 
Lantares
2017-11-05 17:57
Dude i cant believe this team insane.Every player except ngin, they have amazing skills and confidences.They will go to major sure.
2017-11-05 17:57
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
2017-11-05 17:57
#35
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Australia 100T_TOP_100 
GJ hopefully I see rng and ss through to the the major
2017-11-05 17:59
#36
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Germany AutiSimple 
Xantares is very good..hope they can perform like this during QL
2017-11-05 17:59
#44
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
They won't or should I say they wont be alowed to when they face above tier 3 teams
2017-11-05 18:01
#55
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
EU Minor, Tier3 hmmm Rank top2, facing Tier3 hmmmmm
2017-11-05 18:03
#66
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
EU minor is just tier 3 teams trying to get to the main qualifier. Cry is free. I can already tell space soldier timing will be shit against tier 1 team like Astralis or SK if they ever face them
2017-11-05 18:07
#74
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
Main Qualifier doesn't contain Astralis or SK. + hltv.org/matches/2312064/sk-vs-space-soldiers-esl-one-cologne-2017
2017-11-05 18:09
#123
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Germany AutiSimple 
kind of agree about what you said..not ignoring the fact that they will face the likes of naVi,g2,c9 or any tier2 teams but with this kind of form,they still got a chance..just saying..
2017-11-05 18:51
#169
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
hater noob lithuanian . where is your team ? or player ? so stfu
2017-11-05 22:07
#194
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Czech Republic LIFTY! 
When someone wants to write something here on hltv, he must have a good player or team under his flag, or what is that?
2017-11-06 07:37
I cant wait the fkn QL
2017-11-05 18:01
Happy for SpaceSoldiers! Hope they make it to the major!
2017-11-05 17:59
wp ss
2017-11-05 18:01
Major so close. gj
2017-11-05 18:01
#45
mir | 
El Salvador NotHotMan 
GG GOATTARES
2017-11-05 18:01
Good job SS! CONGRATULATIONS !
2017-11-05 18:02
I'm really happy for our country and Congrats Space Soldiers.....
2017-11-05 18:02
Xantares on lan :)) ezzz
2017-11-05 18:02
Optic xD
2017-11-05 18:02
nice tournument for ss lets goo
2017-11-05 18:03
#57
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Turkey trouble91 
we are api :D
2017-11-05 18:03
#58
f0rest | 
Russia 1.6 FTW 
so many turks on hltv, thats great gratz ss, looks really promising
2017-11-05 18:04
CONGRATZ GUYS !
2017-11-05 18:04
+21 Shame that turks are super toxic. Their team is really likeable.
2017-11-05 18:04
#189
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Turkey orox2 
most of them retarded fanbois or cancerous teenagers and they can't handle anything said about turkey and SS. actually we are nice guys but here are tons of bad apple :\
2017-11-06 06:13
that's mostly because turkish cs fanbase has a lower median age. most of the toxic fucks in every fanbase consists of either kids or nolife niceguys living in their mom's basement
2017-11-06 10:10
xantares top 10 hltv confirmed
2017-11-05 18:05
#63
s1mple | 
Turkey XAG3R 
LANTARES
2017-11-05 18:07
#65
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Turkey CamelotzZz 
ez
2017-11-05 18:07
If SpaceS can't join 1st major in 2018, 2nd is guaranteed guys.
2017-11-05 18:08
They can, don't be pessimistic
2017-11-05 20:50
ez
2017-11-05 18:08
Lets go boizzz
2017-11-05 18:09
#77
woxic | 
Turkey HypreN 
ez
2017-11-05 18:11
#80
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Turkey Jarrod 
Really they deserve to win this tournament and going to major Good job!
2017-11-05 18:11
well deserved
2017-11-05 18:12
ez for GODTARES haters keep the salty tears comin pls! =* #thecryisfree
2017-11-05 18:12
+1 I'm enjoying these tears
2017-11-05 18:20
+1
2017-11-05 18:20
came here only to see your comment
2017-11-05 18:21
<3<3<3
2017-11-05 18:28
LANTARES
2017-11-05 18:17
#86
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Malaysia byaIi 
deserved gg
2017-11-05 18:20
ohohohohoho
2017-11-05 18:24
Xantares GOAT?
2017-11-05 18:24
i dont understand, why woxic rejected join SS?
2017-11-05 18:25
Many people say that he rejected because of calyx. They got something each other after calyx joining to SS
2017-11-05 18:35
ty 4 info bro, it's sad, i really hope to see SS.woxic :(
2017-11-05 18:36
Most of us want that :)
2017-11-05 18:37
W0xic doesnt like Calyx cause he left his team back in the days for SS
2017-11-05 18:43
#95
ropz | 
Europe SadPuppet 
no visa no major for ss :D
2017-11-05 18:25
They have 10 years visa
2017-11-05 18:36
#150
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
they already have visas from ESEA Global Challange
2017-11-05 20:17
#97
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Serbia aXilelele 
Pls kick xms and sixer
2017-11-05 18:26
#98
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Turkey Kuyt11 
Deserved.
2017-11-05 18:27
#unbanKuyt11
2017-11-05 20:37
#208
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Turkey Kuyt11 
Ok
2017-11-07 14:30
#106
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Sweden Madrigals1 
who is igl of spaces?
2017-11-05 18:36
Maj3r
2017-11-05 18:38
#110
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Sweden Madrigals1 
can ngin be replaced with good dedicated awper like woxic?
2017-11-05 18:39
Woxic will not quit hellraisers for atleast year i think. Probably, SS play with the same team in boston
2017-11-05 18:44
Woxic sadly doesnt want to go to SS cuz he doesnt like Calyx. Back in the days Calyx left W0xic his team(Dark Passage) to join SS and Woxic is still mad about that
2017-11-05 18:44
#124
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Sweden Madrigals1 
Wait where is ex - Dark Passage now?? Did they retire?
2017-11-05 18:54
No just completely changed their team
2017-11-05 18:59
#130
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Canada hFame 
The remaining members, mini, Sasuke and Maiko, have joined Royal Bandits - another Turkish team.
2017-11-05 19:05
+ SS tried fxy0 nearly 1 2 month ago and they didnt sign him
2017-11-05 18:45
#166
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Hungary hardrise 
Majer also stated he tries to build up an effective team, without a dedicated awper.
2017-11-05 21:09
#188
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Turkey orox2 
that was just a stand-in, he is friend of maj3r and they played before at millenium. Ngin was unable to play because he was flying to istanbul
2017-11-06 06:07
nice too see beat this france faggots
2017-11-05 18:38
#111
s1mple | 
Turkey tugi 
is there going to be mvp award?
2017-11-05 18:40
GG WP !
2017-11-05 18:42
TURKEY IS EU w/ Istanbul TURKEY IS ASIA w/out Istanbul LUL LUL LUL
2017-11-05 18:45
Turkey is neither, they aren't even arab. They are a weird kid in the middle and noboy wants to play with them. :D
2017-11-05 19:02
#170
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
stfu bro japanese dick is 5cm
2017-11-05 22:10
#125
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Poland zJe 
Thats ma bois. Well deserved.
2017-11-05 18:54
#126
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United States Texas_nigga 
Blatant hacks #banspaceS
2017-11-05 18:55
SS will win the major
2017-11-05 19:02
#131
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Mongolia ratmox 
Congrats Space Soldiers on their victory. Great performance from all of players especially Xantare Paz. Proud of you guys. Go ahead prove yourselves. We have a long way
2017-11-05 19:05
#132
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Brazil ^7|1 
rip optic :(((
2017-11-05 19:05
LANTARES GODTARES DROPTAREA HE IS MACHINE HE IS INSANE HE IS GOD
2017-11-05 19:07
#135
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France unnamedlolz 
maj3r speaks french better than most french players LUL
2017-11-05 19:12
because he is french ? :D
2017-11-06 09:03
XANTARES on LAN? I are think that
2017-11-05 19:14
nV didn't play seriously. They got qualified, and it's apparently all that mattered.
2017-11-05 19:23
#141
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Turkey Kuyt11 
Ss didn't even tried. They got qualified, and it's apparently all that mattered.
2017-11-05 19:29
#185
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Turkey orox2 
This match determined the seeds. Winner will play against teams like avangar,qb,seed etc loser will play against FaZe/g2/c9 etc. nV just can't handle SS play style. SS have 8-2 lead against nV rn
2017-11-06 06:04
Yep. I mean, SpaceS is often very tricky to play against. They’re pure beasts of individual skills but they’ve got a bad IGLing. Against great & solid teams strats-wise tier 1-2, SpaceS can’t really beat them, by the intense training on setups, smokes, pushes, and callouts made by the IGL during the game. That’s why they can’t get out of tier 3.
2017-11-06 07:24
#198
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Turkey orox2 
They are still doing mistakes but they improved themself a lot this year and they also imrproved strat wise. SS seems ready for 2018 and i even believe that they will be able to win tier 2 tournaments such like Dreamhack series or Starladder etc
2017-11-06 08:50
#140
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Argentina Bombtrack 
congrats brothers
2017-11-05 19:24
EU Minor won by an Asian team, that's kind of weird !!
2017-11-05 19:44
Erdogan killer
2017-11-05 20:54
#165
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Hungary hardrise 
Dude, what the fuck are you talking about? :D I presume you have never heard about Rumelia, have you?
2017-11-05 21:06
#182
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Turkey TheRustle 
Turks are originally from Central Asia and 90% of the country is still in Asia so we are more asian than european.
2017-11-06 05:59
#200
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Hungary hardrise 
I would say you are between the two, but okey.
2017-11-06 09:34
Only half of Istanbul is in Europe the rest of the country is in Asia. It's like Russia, the majority is in Asia, then it's an Asian country.
2017-11-12 20:02
Gratz to SS and EnvyUs. Optic, what the fuck are you doing.. Magisk feelsbadman
2017-11-05 19:45
#183
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Turkey orox2 
-HS +dennis -allu +jkaem
2017-11-06 06:02
Majer best IGL, -Ngin + Woxic go to top 5 team
2017-11-05 20:15
#154
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Brazil Spraybom 
Envyus??? Is it still a team? Taco is better than Scream
2017-11-05 20:35
#163
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Hungary hardrise 
"XANTARES and SS are onliners" LOL :D
2017-11-05 21:04
XANTARES-Calyx-Paz <3
2017-11-05 21:46
#171
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
i hope ss will play major
2017-11-05 22:11
#172
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Russia razorVJ 
I kinda like seeing SS improve.
2017-11-05 22:12
me too. I believe if they can show solid performance against tier 1 team no doubt they can cause upset.
2017-11-06 01:04
been following these guys since TWC 2016, great to see their improvement over time, I hope they can make it to the major!
2017-11-06 02:37
#201
hardstyle | 
Turkey B^S 
Ty dude TWC 2016 final was so sick btw
2017-11-06 09:46
my head is still spinning from that 11-0 comeback
2017-11-06 22:51
they do nothing on LAN with anticheat
2017-11-06 03:10
#202
hardstyle | 
Turkey B^S 
Minor was a lan tournament already
2017-11-06 09:47
I just see that news at the end of december/start of january - "Player XXX" from Space Soldiers has visa issues
2017-11-06 07:18
hltv.org/events/3046/esea-season-25-mdl-.. do you remember this event? Just look at the location and time. They already have visas, each of them
2017-11-06 07:44
We'll see ;)
2017-11-06 07:47
#209
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Turkey FinkL 
Well played.
2017-11-08 05:38
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