Renegades replace Immortals at IEM Oakland

Professeur
November 13th, 2017 00:20

Immortals were forced to withdraw from IEM Oakland 2017 due to the inability to field the majority of their invited roster, and in their place, Renegades were invited.

The Brazilian side that has been going through a tough period after their second place finish at the PGL Krakow Major, with three core members: Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe, Henrique "HEN1" Teles and Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles, no longer a part of the starting lineup. Patching up the roster with last-minute replacements took a toll on their results, and we saw them miss out on the Americas Minor, as well as a slot at the regional WESG qualifier.

Renegades will be heading for IEM Oakland after iBUYPOWER Masters

Now, Immortals are being forced to withdraw from IEM Oakland as they aren't able to field a roster that meets the lineup restriction rules. Even though Immortalsinvitation was announced back when they had the twins in the lineup, according to ESL's press release, Immortals were invited to IEM Oakland with their roster consisting of Ricardo "boltz" Prass, Lucas "steel" Lopes, Caio "zqkS" Fonseca, João "horvy" Horvath and Lucas "destiny" Bullo, but as the organizer put it: "Player Visa issues stemming from employment prior to joining Immortals would not allow for entry into the United States for the competition".

At this moment, it is unclear which Immortals players are having visa problems, but ESL stated that the team would be able to field only two out of the five listed players, which would not be enough according to the ruleset that requires the majority of the invited players (3/5) to attend the event.

Stepping into Immortals' spot will be Renegades, who have been on a roll recently, winning the Asia Minor and the SL i-League Invitational Shanghai, and have also made the grand final of iBUYPOWER Masters 2017, where they will face the winner of Cloud9 - Liquid soon.

With Renegades, who are currently 17th in our ranking, set to attend IEM Oakland 2017, the team list for the event now looks like this:

Denmark Astralis Europe FaZe
United States Cloud9 France G2
Brazil SK Kazakhstan Gambit
Sweden NiP United States Liquid
France EnVyUs Europe OpTic
Mongolia TheMongolz Australia Renegades

At this point, it has not been specified if Renegades will be taking Immortals' spot in group B or if the groups would be adjusted.

Brazil João 'horvy' Horvath
João 'horvy' Horvath
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
82
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
227
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Brazil Lucas 'destiny' Bullo
Lucas 'destiny' Bullo
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
323
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
496
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.57
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
536
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Brazil Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
213
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
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
#1
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Turkey Mustafa- 
Sad to see Immortals falling.. They we're last Major champion ;( Best of luck steel and boltz in the future
2017-11-13 00:24
NAF MVP
2017-11-13 00:22
Suck harder on american cock shit
2017-11-13 00:33
I would if I could.
2017-11-13 00:44
+1 good name
2017-11-13 03:11
#70
liazz | 
Denmark blue72 
he is canadian stupid 7-1
2017-11-13 01:11
#127
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France GenezizFR 
canada isn't in America?
2017-11-13 12:07
#144
liazz | 
Denmark blue72 
yeah, but they're still different countries
2017-11-13 19:35
#156
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France GenezizFR 
canada is not a country ... america is a continent, canada and usa are country.
2017-11-18 16:57
#157
liazz | 
Denmark blue72 
i meant united states of america as in the country not the continent
2017-11-18 20:53
#28
stavn | 
Spain Miki2K 
>Major chanpion >Imt Choose one
2017-11-13 00:25
#29
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Turkey Mustafa- 
Major champion in our hearts ;)
2017-11-13 00:26
#41
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Brazil onwkase 
+1
2017-11-13 00:36
#50
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Denmark Tommins 
No.
2017-11-13 00:48
#68
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United States FaZeMeister 
Ew no
2017-11-13 01:09
#97
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Turkey Mustafa- 
yes
2017-11-13 03:22
No
2017-11-13 05:19
IMT was definetly major champions hahah
2017-11-13 11:17
+1
2017-11-13 14:32
Definitely not, ez Gambit
2017-11-13 19:32
2nd, not champion
2017-11-13 00:27
#98
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Turkey Mustafa- 
are you sure about that
2017-11-13 03:22
#123
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Canada kawoh 
Well, it’s a fact, so yes, IMT ended up 2nd
2017-11-13 10:15
#73
fer | 
Brazil RaelG 
that's better, now fnx, a great player can play with the twins and Kng, Boltz is going to SK, and stell, well, now he has a team at his height.
2017-11-13 01:19
#91
steel | 
North America ripIMT 
Steel has shown his ability to play in a tier one team, which is what he deserves.
2017-11-13 02:34
#100
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Brazil luisss 
+1 this website just have retardad braziliams.
2017-11-13 03:23
#118
fer | 
Brazil RaelG 
-1 Stell is the most inconstant player who i see in professinal CSGO. I already saw his make a 5k and I already saw him stay 4/23 when his team played well. It's not uncommon for him to stay last on new IMT team, i repeat, Stell have a team at his height.
2017-11-13 06:19
#138
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Brazil luisss 
oh, you just prove me that you dont know nothing about cs, new faggot. He isnt that the shit that you are talking.. Want to talk about statistics? He have 1.02 rating in his carrer. Thats the same then felps and better then taco. " Stell is the most inconstant player who i see in professinal CSGO." F U C K I N G N E W F A G G O T go watch some real cs bro
2017-11-13 15:55
#139
fer | 
Brazil RaelG 
Destiny and Shz have better rating 2.0 than Stell, i repeat third time, Stell have the team that he deserves.
2017-11-13 16:19
#140
fer | 
Brazil RaelG 
U say iam calling stell shit, no, he is not shit, he is in a team at his height.
2017-11-13 16:23
#146
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Brazil luisss 
no, now he is. he literally just shut up you
2017-11-13 20:24
#147
fer | 
Brazil RaelG 
My congratulations for him, let's see what he will make on liquid.
2017-11-13 21:03
#148
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Brazil luisss 
thats right. I will back here, dont forget.
2017-11-13 21:08
#150
fer | 
Brazil RaelG 
I will be happy if i get wrong, but i not believe this.
2017-11-14 04:22
They weren’t major champions, they where just the finalists behind gambit
2017-11-13 02:04
How can you be sad? Immortals fall is the best thing ever happen
2017-11-13 14:55
+1
2017-11-13 18:16
#2
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fackyyy 
Noice
2017-11-13 00:20
#3
Twistzz | 
United States CS_Gawd 
RIP IMT
2017-11-13 00:21
#78
fer | 
Brazil RaelG 
Rip immortals organization, the players carrer's continues, Noah, the CEO of IMT, threw his Org in trash for "honor", no one would lose respect for him, for keeping a good player on the team, but firing KNG, he condemned his org. Now, they will not win more tournaments, losing midia they already lose sponsorships, no money, IMT dead.
2017-11-13 01:28
Lol. They have sponsorship base on all esport, not only csgo
2017-11-13 02:06
#101
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Brazil luisss 
dont try to do he understands >braziliam sk ULTRA POWER fan > big brain pick one
2017-11-13 03:25
#115
fer | 
Brazil RaelG 
I repeat, they already losed sponsorship, CSGO IMT is dead, at least for now, i don't believe the actual team will return to top 20.
2017-11-13 06:10
Lol that was quick
2017-11-13 00:21
Expected
2017-11-13 00:21
#6
Portugal JrMan 
T2 renegades lul
2017-11-13 00:21
#22
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United Kingdom sexyshox 
Not like Immortals are any better now
2017-11-13 00:22
#35
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Australia thatheroguy81 
+1
2017-11-13 00:31
#61
fnx | 
Brazil ariel439 
lul imt T3
2017-11-13 00:56
Renegades have beaten Optic and C9 on LAN now. They'd have to be really close to tier 2 if they're not in it already.
2017-11-13 00:45
#65
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Australia Dubzayy 
And VP on lan.
2017-11-13 00:59
+1 2-0 VP who weren't even playing bad RNG just played out of their minds
2017-11-13 01:28
#88
seized | 
World Nazim19 
Still better than T3 mongolz lul
2017-11-13 02:22
#108
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
A t3 team with a sticker inc. :) i hope they do well. I was glad when they made it. Love those underdogs go mongrolz!
2017-11-13 04:14
#114
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Australia Dubzayy 
mongolz are terrible now.
2017-11-13 05:57
#145
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
And? Lol everyone has a chance as long as they show up
2017-11-13 20:22
#153
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Australia Dubzayy 
No believe me, mongolz don't. I follow the asian/oceanic scene a lot and this team has absolutely no T side. If they can't even show a t side against Asian teams, you think they'll be able to show one against tier 1 teams?
2017-11-14 06:06
#154
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
No not really but im also not going to degrade them for making it. Everyone has a chance as long as they show up. Stranger shit has happened. I know they are the super heavy underdogs but u can just write them off.
2017-11-14 18:53
#155
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Australia Dubzayy 
I get ya man, I'm rooting for them in group A aswell, they've looked pretty good so far despite the convincing scorelines from their opponents.
2017-11-15 05:47
#7
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United Kingdom thomaasz 
n1
2017-11-13 00:21
ok
2017-11-13 00:21
#9
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North America northamerican 
yesss love renegades
2017-11-13 00:21
#10
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Brazil wGabe2k 
Omg
2017-11-13 00:21
expected
2017-11-13 00:21
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2017-11-13 00:21
Hell yea
2017-11-13 00:21
#14
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Mexico romor3sp 
xpected
2017-11-13 00:21
#15
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United Kingdom sexyshox 
Glad for them, go Nifty!
2017-11-13 00:21
Changed your flag?
2017-11-13 01:37
#81
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United Kingdom sexyshox 
To my real one
2017-11-13 01:37
[t2,renegades
2017-11-13 00:21
#17
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Brazil fuNNa 
THX NOAH
2017-11-13 00:21
#18
Magisk | 
United Kingdom tr4c 
Deserved yeah the boys
2017-11-13 00:21
#19
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Europe crittentao 
Vyacheslav "kng" Kryshyn
2017-11-13 00:21
#20
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North America northamerican 
[t2,renegades
2017-11-13 00:21
#21
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Australia dr0pbear 
Lol Vyacheslav "kng" Kryshyn nice
2017-11-13 00:21
#24
seized | 
World Kurmi2k 
Vyacheslav "kng" Kryshyn Ukrainian player, check LMAO
2017-11-13 00:22
#69
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Brazil LukkasYuki 
Lmao
2017-11-13 01:09
#25
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France t3r4byt3 
2017-11-13 00:24
+1
2017-11-13 02:54
#26
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Australia basim 
Nice Sucks for IMT though they've fallen so far :(
2017-11-13 00:23
I mean the IMT sacrificed a top lineup for a better image. Cant blame them for the decision but at the end of the day they cant really blame anyone but themselves. It does suck for steel
2017-11-13 00:53
It was either that or be known as a team that let its players do whatever they want without much punishment. Their hand was forced.
2017-11-13 01:20
All they had to do was fine him or something to that degree. No one woulda said anything cuz no one expected them to have to fire him. But i guess their ego got the better of them
2017-11-13 03:04
A fine isn't much of a disciplinary action. It's basically paying to do something that breaks a contract or is illegal.
2017-11-13 03:15
#27
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Norway deepZ82 
[t2,renegades Checks out
2017-11-13 00:23
#31
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United States Sab0t_K1tty 
Bloomin Australis over here...
2017-11-13 00:28
#32
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Sweden snaKe^ 
Nice
2017-11-13 00:29
#33
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
RIP! fuckin sad situation. Good luck Steel, you deserve! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-11-13 00:30
#34
fer | 
Brazil davidzor 
Sad, but expected. Renegades has been showing good form.
2017-11-13 00:30
I felt so bad for them when they choked last night :(
2017-11-13 00:32
#44
fer | 
Brazil davidzor 
What are you referring to
2017-11-13 00:40
Woops! I mixed up Renegades and Misfits. Haha. My bad!
2017-11-13 00:41
North, VP, Fnatic, Mouz, Navi, arguably all of them are better and represent a more famous brand than RNG but they got invited, no idea how this invite thing works, to be honest.
2017-11-13 00:33
#49
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Australia JonoMate 
I think because Renegades live in America and are available they are the easiest team to invite. They also came second in the NA qualifier.
2017-11-13 00:47
Well ESL should have stated that in their announcement just like they did last year when fnatic couldn't attend EPL finals in Brazil, but yeah, I thought about being the "easiest" team too. Good luck to them anyway, they have never made into playoffs in a tier 1 event, and this is the best form they have ever achieve.
2017-11-13 00:52
#60
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Australia JonoMate 
I just looked at the announcement on the IEM website. Immortals were invited to IEM Oakland 2017 based on their world ranking position in North America - Renegades are the next North American team that qualify for IEM Oakland 2017 based on their place in the world rankings.
2017-11-13 00:55
Youd be surprised...they got alot of fans basically all of australia will be behind them plus na fans will cheer for them. A tournament isnt always about inviting the best of the best this isnt a major or else mongolz wouldnt be here either.
2017-11-13 00:56
#39
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North America SilenceErupts 
Was wondering if they were going to enforce their rules or not
2017-11-13 00:35
#40
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Sweden TDK Em1L 
RNG literally gets play every event out there, iz INSANEEEEEEEEEE
2017-11-13 00:35
#42
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Australia basim 
Well a while back they played pretty much nothing other than pro league but now that they are playing so well it makes sense that they are being invited more :-)
2017-11-13 00:38
useless since renegade is even worse than imt lol
2017-11-13 00:39
#46
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Australia StrayaCunt 
0/8
2017-11-13 00:42
Have u been living under a rock or just trolling
2017-11-13 00:57
Renegades > Optic, C9 and VP on LAN. What team would you invite instead?
2017-11-13 01:22
fnatic
2017-11-13 08:25
and OpTic is already invited
2017-11-13 08:25
They qualified from na Rng came 2nd in that qualifier
2017-11-13 13:34
#94
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Australia Lomcharton 
IMT rn are legit non even on par with the likes of NRG and Luminosity while Renegades is almost on par with Cloud 9 and Liquid once they have a better map pool. :/
2017-11-13 03:10
#51
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Denmark Tommins 
Thats good
2017-11-13 00:49
Noah must be proud now
2017-11-13 00:51
Good, they play decent CS atm and have probably the best fanbase! GL
2017-11-13 00:54
+1 god forgives, rng arent
2017-11-13 00:55
+1 IareAgreeThatz
2017-11-13 00:55
#105
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Brazil luisss 
"Rrg arent" god save this country
2017-11-13 03:31
why ARE U MAD cuz i arent eh eh
2017-11-13 03:36
noah karma working lmao
2017-11-13 00:54
#58
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Australia fakedonhaci 
the end of renegade's lan streak
2017-11-13 00:55
I mean playoffs would still be a win for them
2017-11-13 00:58
#66
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Brazil rokiiss 
By the way, there is an ongoing documentary on IMT right now. hulu.com/esl-bootcamp-immortals Although cringy af that they are forced to speak in English lel, and edited like a American Reality show.
2017-11-13 01:05
They actually get to play against the best with the lineup now
2017-11-13 01:09
It'll be a good starting point for them if they aim to become a top ten team. They need to be exposed to all the variations in meta.
2017-11-13 01:23
Gj Noah
2017-11-13 01:11
Gotta feel bad for IMT
2017-11-13 01:16
#79
fer | 
Brazil RaelG 
Rip immortals organization, the players carrer's continues, Noah, the CEO of IMT, threw his Org in trash for "honor", no one would lose respect for him, for keeping a good player on the team, but firing KNG, he condemned his org. Now, they will not win more tournaments, losing midia they already lose sponsorships, no money, IMT dead.
2017-11-13 01:28
imt dont need cs go lol, they're much bigger in other games. he could probably care less what the cs go community thinks.
2017-11-13 10:16
#137
fer | 
Brazil RaelG 
This is true, but they are an e-sport organization, being bigger in other games should not give to Noah free pass to destroy the csgo area, if it was just that I would not mind, what makes me angry is that they are preventing three great Brazilian players from playing, maybe they can't play the major.
2017-11-13 15:44
you realize its kng's fault, not Noah's right? lmao
2017-11-14 04:25
No Kng should be fined and put on the benchfor a month He should have stayed BUT he should be punised
2017-11-13 13:36
#135
fer | 
Brazil RaelG 
Kng is not in the bench, he was fired, released from contract.
2017-11-13 15:37
Yeah i meant that he shoulnt be fired Just fined or benched for a month
2017-11-13 15:38
#82
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Australia sini_ 
well deserved, bl to IMT
2017-11-13 01:39
deserved, Renegades >>>>>> Immortals now.
2017-11-13 01:48
Good luck to Renegades at the tournament, well deserved aussie boys! Immortals should just disband and look for another options right now.
2017-11-13 02:13
noah whinston huesos
2017-11-13 02:22
#89
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Other mikecool 
Opportunities woot!!!
2017-11-13 02:28
#90
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Australia kTw0 
Fuck yes! YEAH THE BOYS
2017-11-13 02:33
#99
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World sexhaver_420 
I was just looking at the team list a few days back and thinking of this exact change This event will be even better now! And with round robin groups, renegades has a real shot at getting out
2017-11-13 03:23
#102
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Sweden TomodachiOM 
Holy shit if Renegades somehow end up winning IBP AND this event back to back.
2017-11-13 03:27
#103
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Brazil Mrsullivan0 
Thanks noah, are you happy now? Honor >> all !! Sad to see how immortals ends up !! :(
2017-11-13 03:27
#103
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Brazil Mrsullivan0 
Thanks noah, are you happy now? Honor >> all !! Sad to see how immortals ends up !! :(
2017-11-13 03:27
#106
fer | 
Brazil braga1 
H O N O R
2017-11-13 03:36
HONOR > ALL
2017-11-13 04:16
Noah turn Immortals back to the begining for "honor". ORG's who respect, be close of your players and know how to solve questions with intern talks deserve to be in low tiers. Noah be nothing i sayd before.
2017-11-13 04:19
#111
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Faroe Islands shubaNNN 
nip nv mongolz shouldnt be there
2017-11-13 04:59
#112
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World shield12345 
steel must feeling miserable.his team went from from zero to hero in just few weeks.LUL
2017-11-13 05:10
you mean from hero to zero?
2017-11-13 06:18
#131
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World shield12345 
yes
2017-11-13 14:19
#152
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Australia JonoMate 
Well now he's attending the tournament again
2017-11-14 04:33
nice, a good upgrade for the tournament
2017-11-13 06:18
#119
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Italy CallMepronE 
fuck me I'm so happy that I'm actually going this year now. GO RNG
2017-11-13 06:29
#122
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Denmark SK2Strong 
GOOOD WORK NOAH! BEST CEO ever!!!
2017-11-13 09:57
YEA THE BOIIIIS
2017-11-13 13:37
#134
coldzera | 
Brazil wAc 
Good call
2017-11-13 15:11
When will the first match start? 2 hours later?
2017-11-13 17:07
When will the first matches be drawn?? edit: never mind, its now there
2017-11-13 22:21
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