IEM Oakland preview

Striker
November 14th, 2017 00:27

IEM Oakland begins tomorrow with the round-robin group stage, where 12 teams will fight for six spots in the playoffs. Here is our preview of the $300,000 event, in which we go over each team and the storylines going into the next Intel Extreme Masters stop.

12 teams have gathered in Burbank, where the IEM Oakland group stage will take place. The groups will be played in a round-robin format under the adjusted points system, where overtime wins award two points to the winner and one point to the loser.

Second and third-placed teams will then duke it out in the quarter-finals before the competition moves on to Oakland's Oracle Arena from the semi-finals on, after a day off on Friday.

Here are the groups:

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

Without further ado, here are all the 12 teams gathered in Burbank for the group stage and the biggest storylines surrounding IEM Oakland:

Ratings used are from the past three months on LAN

Group A

SK (#1) Age Rating
Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David  23 1.21
Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga 26 1.18
Brazil Ricardo "boltz" Prass 20 1.18
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo 26 1.16
Brazil Epitacio "TACO" de Melo 22 0.91

Offline placings in the last three months
1st Russia EPICENTER
9th-12th  United States ELEAGUE Premier (4/5 of the lineup)
3rd-4th United States ESL One New York (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)

With their win at EPICENTER just days after boltz was added to the team, SK are well on their way to becoming a consistent title contender again following a rough period since the off-season came to a close.

The Brazilians needed very little time to accommodate boltz within the lineup. With more time, it's only logical they will grow even more accustomed to each other and reinforce their teamplay as well as the map pool, which — understandably — looked somewhat unrefined throughout EPICENTER.

SK are looking to win back-to-back titles

As explained by coldzera in our interviews with him in Russia, the newcomer brings more stability and balance with his passive playstyle, complimenting the aggression levels of the rest of the squad.

That makes SK one of the favorites at IEM Oakland, particularly after their win over FaZe in the group stage of the St. Petersburg event. A potential G2 match-up along the way in playoffs could throw a wrench in their works, but FalleN's men will have something new in store for the Frenchmen with the new addition.

Astralis (#3) Age Rating
Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz  22 1.19
Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen 24 1.09
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth 22 1.08
Denmark Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander 22 0.98
Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye 19 0.98
Denmark Danny "zonic" Sørensen (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
4th Russia EPICENTER
2nd  United States ELEAGUE Premier
5th-6th United States ESL One New York
5th-8th Sweden DreamHack Masters Malmö

Astralis are coming into IEM Oakland as a team that should, on paper, make it to semi-finals, although recent events have shown that the Danes are far from the favorites they had been at the beginning of the year.

They have always had issues finding their groove against FaZe, who have had the upper hand every time the two went head-to-head. Based on EPICENTER, G2 have been added to the list of teams Astralis struggle against alongside SK, which may become a factor later on in the tournament.

Astralis should be safe in groups, but Kjaerbye has to step up for them to go far

In groups, however, the Danish side should be safe. Aside from SK, Group A features dangerous match-ups in the form of Cloud9, who are gaining more and more confidence with the new lineup, and NiP, but it's unlikely Astralis will stumble in both scenarios. After all, they've been quite effective in matches they're favored in by a significant margin.

For Astralis to punch above their weight (think finals or winning the tournament), they'll have to find a way to reinvigorate Kjaerbye, who has been on a steady decline throughout the last several months and rarely shows the form he had in early 2017. Otherwise they may have to make do with another 3rd-4th finish at best.

Cloud9 (#7) Age Rating
United States Jake "Stewie2K" Yip  19 1.19
United States Tarik "tarik" Celik 21 1.17
United States Timothy "autimatic" Ta 21 1.10
United States Will "RUSH" Wierzba 23 1.08
United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham 24 1.00
United States Soham "valens" Chowdhury (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
1st United States iBUYPOWER Masters
1st  United States DreamHack Open Denver
3rd-4th  United States ELEAGUE Premier
3rd-4th United States ESL One New York
3rd-4th Canada DreamHack Open Montreal
9th-12th  Sweden DreamHack Masters Malmö

Cloud9 continue to rack up impressive results after a slow start with the new lineup after the off-season, most recently winning two smaller titles at DreamHack Open Denver and iBUYPOWER Masters.

While the small titles may not mean much at big tournaments, they will certainly boost Cloud9's confidence going up against the higher-tier opponents. We know they can go toe-to-toe with some of the best teams in the world from ELEAGUE Premier, where the Americans beat G2 and took Astralis to their limit.

Cloud9 are picking up speed

Nonetheless, the group will be a tough one for Stewie2K's team. SK and Astralis are favored for the first two spots, while the third should come down to match-ups between Cloud9, NiP, and possibly EnVyUs, who could cause an upset under the right conditions.

Barring any big surprises in Group B, the right match-up in the quarter-finals — basically any opponent other than FaZe, who stomped tarik's roster in New York — could pave the way for Cloud9 to make semi-finals again.

NiP (#9) Age Rating
Sweden William "draken" Sundin  22 1.18
Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund 27 1.11
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg 29 1.10
Sweden Fredrik "REZ" Sterner 19 1.05
Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström 26 0.99
Sweden Björn "THREAT" Pers (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
9th-12th  United States ELEAGUE Premier
3rd-4th  Sweden DreamHack Masters Malmö

NiP return to offline turf after a two-month hiatus from LAN events, with their last showing at ELEAGUE Premier ending in rather quick fashion following a loss to EnVyUs in their group's decider.

Since then the Swedes have missed out on the Europe Minor for the second time in a row after a couple of massive upsets at the hands of TEAM5 and PRIDE, with the Poles making it to Romania instead after the last round's match.

NiP return to the big stage after nearly two months

IEM Oakland will kick off NiP's journey of up to four events until the end of the year, also including BLAST Pro Series, ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals, and potentially ECS Season 4 Finals if they make it into the top four in the European division.

That makes Oakland an important test for GeT_RiGhT & co., who looked great shortly after the signing of REZ but now have to get back on the horse. Making it to the playoffs will be their first goal, of course, but with Astralis, SK, and a good-looking Cloud9 in their group, it will be a tall order. We will have to wait and see in what kind of form NiP will turn up; a long time away from offline events can be a double-edged sword.

EnVyUs (#13) Age Rating
France Cédric "RpK" Guipouy  28 1.10
Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom 23 1.09
France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer 25 1.02
France Alexandre "xms" Forté 20 0.92
France Christophe "SIXER" Xia 26 0.85
France Damien "maLeK" Marcel (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
2nd Romania Europe Minor - ELEAGUE Major
5th-8th  United States ELEAGUE Premier
7th-8th  United States ESL One New York
7th-8th Greece ESG Tour Mykonos
13th-16th  Sweden DreamHack Masters Malmö

EnVyUs return to the big stage after making it to the playoffs at ELEAGUE Premier by taking down NiP in the decider. Other than that, however, their results against top-tier teams are cause for concern when it comes to the Frenchmen's chances at IEM Oakland.

Happy's men made it to the Major's Main Qualifier via the Europe Minor, where they met one other team also participating at IEM Oakland — OpTic, who aren't even part of the same group.

Things are simply not looking good for EnVyUs in Group A. As mentioned above, they can cause an upset against NiP or Cloud9, but they'll need to beat both to make it through, barring a tiebreaking scenario, because they shouldn't stand much of a chance against the favorites, SK and Astralis.

TheMongolz (#116) Age Rating
Mongolia Enkhtaivan "Machinegun" Lkhagva  27 1.22
Mongolia Temuulen "Zilkenberg" Battulga 26 1.13
Mongolia Bold "ncl" Batsuh 22 1.01
Mongolia Tsog "Tsogoo" Mashbat 23 0.99
Mongolia Erdenedalai "maaRaa" Bayanbat 27 0.85
Mongolia "NokS" (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
7th-8th Korea Asia Minor - ELEAGUE Major
3rd Mongolia WCA Mongolian Qualifier
1st Mongolia eXTREMESLAND Mongolia Closed Qualifier

It doesn't take a genius to see that TheMongolz will be heavily outmatched at IEM Oakland. Machinegun's squad have not played against teams of this stature for a year and a half (since IEM Katowice 2016 where they didn't even reach double digits in the five matches they played).

The Mongolian team, who made it to Oakland via the South-East Asia qualifier by beating Chiefs and MVP PK, simply doesn't have the experience or the firepower to match up against some of the best teams in the world featured in Group A. Any wins going the way of TheMongolz would be a big surprise; they're mostly looking to gain some much-needed experience.

Group B

FaZe (#2) Age Rating
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač  20 1.30
Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács 26 1.26
Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard 23 1.22
Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer 25 1.08
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen 27 1.03
Sweden Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
5th-6th Russia EPICENTER
1st-2nd Russia EPICENTER Wild Card Qualifier
1st  United States ELEAGUE Premier
1st United States ESL One New York
9th-12th Sweden DreamHack Masters Malmö

FaZe are heading into IEM Oakland with diminished confidence. After two titles went their way, ELEAGUE Premier and ESL One New York, without FaZe losing a map, the group stage exit at EPICENTER showed that karrigan's men do bleed.

olofmeister and rain were far from their usual form in St. Petersburg, finishing the tournament with a 0.90 and 0.93 rating, respectively. That's unlikely to happen again, especially to rain who came down with a sickness before the event and never recovered throughout.

FaZe want to prove that EPICENTER was just a stumble

The EPICENTER result makes FaZe less of a favorite at IEM Oakland than they had been in Russia, but they still are one of the two main contenders for the title alongside SK. That also means they'll be favored to grab first place in Group B, which would earn them a spot in the semi-finals.

Anything but a final would be a disappointment for the European mixture. For them to get back to winning ways, they especially have to figure out what to do against SK, who are a pain in karrigan's side on Overpass at the very least. It's possible that the Danish in-game leader won't even let that through next time they meet, which will hopefully happen in Oakland's playoffs.

G2 (#4) Age Rating
France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub  22 1.19
France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire 24 1.13
France Richard "shox" Papillon 25 1.09
France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt 23 1.06
France Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro 20 1.01
France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
3rd Russia EPICENTER
5th-8th  United States ELEAGUE Premier
1st Sweden DreamHack Masters Malmö

Like Group A, Group B also has its second favorite to go through, G2. The Frenchmen should be optimistic going into Oakland two weeks after EPICENTER, where they beat Astralis twice and North in a dominant fashion en route to a third place.

If G2 do make it through from second or third place in the group at IEM Oakland, as they should considering the state of the other teams, there's a good chance they will meet Astralis once more and get to confirm their dominance over the Danes.

G2 should be a lock for playoffs

However, there's as good of a chance Cloud9 will be in their way, which is a match-up G2 aren't big fans of after their loss to the Americans at ELEAGUE Premier, for which shox & co. prepared for weeks but ended up traveling home after one quick series.

If they make it past the quarter-finals or place first in the group and earn a direct ticket to semis, it's possible we'll see an SK match-up that G2 seem to have a good grasp on. All in all, it seems the match-ups could determine quite a bit when it comes to the French squad, but as usual, it also depends on which version of G2 shows up.

Liquid (#8) Age Rating
Canada Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken  17 1.21
United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski 20 1.15
United States Josh "jdm64" Marzano 27 1.02
Brazil Lucas "steel" Lopes  23 1.02
United States Nick "nitr0" Cannella 22 0.93
Brazil Wilton "zews" Prado (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
3rd-4th United States iBUYPOWER Masters (4/5 of the lineup)
1st Canada Americas Minor - ELEAGUE Major (4/5 of the lineup)
7th-8th Russia EPICENTER (4/5 of the current lineup)
1st-2nd  Russia EPICENTER Wild Card Qualifier (4/5 of the lineup)
13th-16th United States ELEAGUE Premier (4/5 of the lineup)
2nd  United States ESL One New York(4/5 of the lineup)
2nd Greece ESG Tour Mykonos (4/5 of the lineup)

Liquid are coming into Oakland on the back of a last-minute roster change, as steel replaced Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz on the active roster earlier today and the North American squad are set to debut at the $300,000 event.

Whether Liquid have had any practice with steel or not, it's close enough to zero that it will matter very little. However, the Brazilian player can be used as a plug-and-play device and thus things will be much easier for Liquid right from the start. There are bound to be some gaps in the teamplay, as steel has never played with any of the players before, but Liquid couldn't wish for a better fit.

Before the change, Liquid would have been sitting on a knife's edge with a group stage exit on one side and playoffs on the other already. The last-minute switch makes their chances slightly worse, but it also removes pressure from the team, and that can work wonders on its own.

Gambit (#10) Age Rating
Kazakhstan Abay "HObbit" Khasenov  23 1.09
Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev 27 1.05
Kazakhstan Rustem "mou" Telepov 26 1.04
Kazakhstan Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov 25 1.04
Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov 29 1.01
Ukraine Andrey "Andi" Prokhorov (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
7th-8th  Russia EPICENTER
2nd  Germany ROG Masters EMEA Finals
5th-6th Greece ESG Tour Mykonos
3rd-4th Sweden DreamHack Masters Malmö

Gambit started off the new season very well after the departure of Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko with a semi-finals finish at DreamHack Masters Malmö, but their results since then have declined, as they finished 5th-6th at ESG Tour Mykonos and second at ROG MASTERS EMEA Finals to mousesports.

Like many of the IEM Oakland teams, Gambit were part of EPICENTER. Considering whom they met (FaZe and eventual finalists Virtus.pro), their last-place finish isn't all that bad, as AdreN's squad were two and three rounds away from winning both matches.

With that in mind, Gambit shouldn't be counted out from IEM Oakland. With Liquid fresh off a roster change and OpTic not looking as good as they had on paper, the Kazakh-Russian team have a very good chance of making playoffs.

Renegades (#14) Age Rating
Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic  19 1.27
United States Noah "Nifty" Francis 19 1.07
Australia Justin "jks" Savage 21 1.02
Australia Karlo "USTILO" Pivac 24 1.02
Australia Aaron "AZR" Ward 25 1.00
Serbia Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
2nd  United States iBUYPOWER Masters
1st China SL i-League Invitational Shanghai
1st  Korea Asia Minor - ELEAGUE Major
3rd-4th United States DreamHack Open Denver
13th-16th United States ELEAGUE Premier
9th-12th  Sweden DreamHack Masters Malmö (4/5 of the current lineup)

Renegades have been looking better than ever with their newest addition, NAF, who has now been part of the team for over two months. The Canadian has grown to be their best player by a mile thanks to an immensely consistent level, even if mostly against lower-tier opposition.

The Australian-American-Canadian composition recently picked up titles at the Asia Minor, defeating TyLoo for the second time in a row in that event's final, and perhaps more importantly at SL i-League Invitational Shanghai with wins over HellRaisers and Virtus.pro.

Can Renegades take the next step with NAF at the helm?

IEM Oakland will serve as the next level for them and a true test of their new lineup. This upcoming weekend we'll find out if they have it in them to take the next step and start beating better teams more consistently.

OpTic (#19) Age Rating
Spain Óscar "mixwell" Cañellas  22 1.17
Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif 19 1.17
Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli 25 1.07
Estonia Kevin "HS" Tarn 20 1.05
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg 26 0.90
United States Chet "ImAPet" Singh (coach)

Offline placings in the last three months
3rd-4th  United States iBUYPOWER Masters
3rd  Romania Europe Minor - ELEAGUE Major

The OpTic project hasn't been working out very well so far. friberg's team's first event, the Europe Minor, ended in disappointment after they missed out on the Main Qualifier in the deciding series with EnVyUs.

The European mix then went to iBUYPOWER Masters this last weekend and finished 3rd-4th, losing to Liquid in groups and Renegades in the semi-final without reaching double digits in any of the three maps.

There's a lot of work to be done for OpTic to get into the top tier. They're still a very young team gathering experience together, which is what they're aiming to do at IEM Oakland. One or two wins is an imaginable prospect for mixwell & co., but that should be their limit.

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
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
796
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
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
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1171
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
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
Mongolia Bold 'ncl' Batsuh
Bold 'ncl' Batsuh
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
246
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
816
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.11
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
463
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
France Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
385
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
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
Mongolia Erdenedalai 'maaRaa' Bayanbat
Erdenedalai 'maaRaa' Bayanbat
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
79
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
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
Mongolia Tsog 'Tsogoo' Mashbat
Tsog 'Tsogoo' Mashbat
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
290
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1227
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Mongolia Enkhtaivan 'Machinegun' Lkhagva
Enkhtaivan 'Machinegun' Lkhagva
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
271
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
638
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Estonia Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
398
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
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
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
49
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1256
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
538
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
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
Mongolia Temuulen 'Zilkenberg' Battulga
Temuulen 'Zilkenberg' Battulga
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
249
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Spain Óscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Óscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
507
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
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
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1030
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
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
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
492
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
434
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
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
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
United States Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
166
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.70
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
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
460
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
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
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
658
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
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
France Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
390
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
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
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
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
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
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
France Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.78
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.13
DPR:
0.17
APR:
0.00
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
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
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
98
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
609
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
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
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1203
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
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
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1255
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
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
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
United States Will 'RUSH' Wierzba
Will 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
662
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
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
#1
SpawN | 
Europe daboxD 
ez 4 sk
2017-11-14 00:28
#18
 | 
United States TheKrakenKing 
Ez for Mongols
2017-11-14 00:39
Everybody for the Mongols :D :D
2017-11-14 02:06
#75
jks | 
Germany wh1teey 
Lets go kjaerbye
2017-11-14 09:40
#2
 | 
Brazil Pedrolc22 
Run skg
2017-11-14 00:28
nip 16-7 SK
2017-11-14 02:27
#35
 | 
United States K1ller7n19 
Renegades 16-0 SK :D
2017-11-14 02:59
+1
2017-11-14 19:17
#3
 | 
Brazil ZaptoZ 
FIRST
2017-11-14 00:28
#121
 | 
Brazil gblnunes 
nt.
2017-11-14 19:22
sadly no virtus pro but at least we have themongolz best mongolian team here
2017-11-14 00:29
#20
 | 
United States lybrel 
"sadly"
2017-11-14 00:58
Vp > tier 90000 mongolz
2017-11-14 07:02
#85
 | 
China ToTheStars 
vp tier 89999 > tier 90000 mongolz
2017-11-14 11:08
#110
 | 
France GenezizFR 
+1
2017-11-14 17:31
n1
2017-11-14 00:28
#6
yes | 
Switzerland nolze 
w0w
2017-11-14 00:28
#7
smooya | 
United Kingdom smoogod 
WOOO HYPe
2017-11-14 00:29
#9
 | 
Brazil gabriezz1 
O reaaaaaaly want tô see BO 3 between SK and G2.
2017-11-14 00:29
116 for Mongolz, brutal.
2017-11-14 00:31
CLOUD9 TOP 1 WILL BEAT THEM ALL
2017-11-14 00:31
+1
2017-11-14 09:01
#12
 | 
Brazil kLango 
Hope steel to do some damage, he deserves :)
2017-11-14 00:32
#65
HS | 
Estonia Eastonja 
Can u link that video of him saying that in Fallens stream, can't find it
2017-11-14 07:50
#13
 | 
Poland trancemeister 
The Mongolz H@H@H@H@H@H@H@H@H@H@H@H@H@H@H@H@H@H@H@
2017-11-14 00:35
#46
 | 
Mongolia QanaaCSGO 
They are here because they can not do it. They do not have any sponsors. Participate in domestic and international tournaments with their winning money. It's so hard to come!
2017-11-14 04:15
#58
paz | 
Turkey KUYASH 
+1 lets goo mongolz
2017-11-14 06:37
#62
 | 
Mongolia ratmox 
Taking part in this major will give them much-needed experience - as said above. They do not have any sponsors, manager and not paid for these all BUT they could make a way until here. If they had all like others they would have been at totally another level. REALLY proud of you guys. It does not matter whether you guys do take wins or not. This is much exciting to see you guys there with other well-organised best teams in the world there. Good luck guys GOOO.
2017-11-14 07:02
Let's go Liquid!Come on boys!
2017-11-14 00:36
#15
 | 
United States TheKrakenKing 
Lul
2017-11-14 00:38
LET'S GOOOO LIQUID
2017-11-14 00:39
#17
f0rest | 
World lkfnsv 
eZaF 4 NiP
2017-11-14 00:39
#19
 | 
Europe rEdYy 
haha rip Sk
2017-11-14 00:51
Liquid Hype
2017-11-14 00:59
#22
 | 
Sweden TDK Em1L 
Every lan without North and fnatic is Kinda boring, like yea lez have a lan without The Best teams,kek.
2017-11-14 01:12
tbh idek why North is top5. Fnatic isn't really that good anymore, or at all.
2017-11-14 02:54
Fnatic is bad though
2017-11-14 06:04
#79
 | 
Sweden TDK Em1L 
NA brain: fnatic bad Reality: Fnatic first in every league and literally smashing all the "best" teams.
2017-11-14 10:15
Sigh. If only online translated into actual LAN.
2017-11-14 12:09
Tell me smart Swedish kid: Has Fnatic done anything on LAN since Dreamhack Summer? They couldn't even qualify for WESG SWEDEN. Because they lost 2-0 to Godsent. They couldn't Qualify to this tournament because they had placed last in the qualifier to Envy Mouz... next time when you talk like you know something, try to at least use your brain.
2017-11-14 12:26
#96
 | 
Sweden TDK Em1L 
Thank you for noticing My smartness, I like to call it greatness. And my American friend, the reason fnatic havent done anything on lan is cuz They havent played a lan, since the two lans when they were a new line up with rookie Golden.
2017-11-14 13:22
Onliners
2017-11-14 15:30
#106
 | 
Sweden TDK Em1L 
0/8
2017-11-14 16:47
Ok show me some good result on lan
2017-11-14 17:20
#109
 | 
Sweden TDK Em1L 
Can't show you smth that hasn't happen yet and with that I mean that these 5 was well drilled and played a lan event, first two with low ass FAK practise doesnt count. But hopefully soon fnatic will get to play some events ( ECS and ESP/ESEA PRO LEAUGE SHIEEET), and then you will see for yourself that they are pretty much the best team out there. also again 0/8 but I will give it to you cuz I like your name
2017-11-14 17:26
Ok I will tell you what they dono one lan thei best result was quaterfinal of eleague,not enough practise is not a reason sk won their first event with new player mouz second
2017-11-14 17:55
#112
 | 
Sweden TDK Em1L 
every team is different, SK just addded boltz whom have played for them before and they are very good and played well, mouz won a weaker event with low practice. and fnatic swapped to a completely new player that iz an IGL and mr lekr0 instead of mr olofm and dennis, so very new team that ofc needed more time to adapt and improve which we have seen now. again 0/8
2017-11-14 18:03
Pls stop they done shit on lan both leagues are top team using as practise
2017-11-14 18:23
Boltz is a beast and changing one player isnt a big deal,it didnt change their playstyle at all,meanwhile fnatic spent their time at trying to get a new tactical style with an IGL,it takes a lot of time
2017-11-14 18:04
Yeah but still they only win both leagues online
2017-11-14 18:22
need to let them play a bunch of tournaments to really see how good they are,if they dont do anything in the next 3/4 tournaments,i would agree that they arent that good
2017-11-14 19:13
But if you look on this lineup you can see that htey maybe have good players but they dont have any diffrence maker like sk-cold G2-kenny Astrlais-device Faze-niko North-konfig This is for me the moment when they regret olof sell
2017-11-14 19:49
Nah,Lekro is a better player than Olof right now and looks like a promising player + he seems to be confortable playing with this team already
2017-11-14 19:53
Promising omg he is 24 already behind his top
2017-11-14 20:03
And? He didnt really have the chance to play on a top team on a consistent basis yet,and there are way older players that are still on the top
2017-11-14 20:06
#94
 | 
France NeoNIcoN 
Any LAN without north and Fnatic is a good T1 LAN
2017-11-14 12:55
#97
 | 
Sweden TDK Em1L 
0/8, g2 fans afraid of Real gucci teams, Which is understandable lul
2017-11-14 13:25
#100
 | 
France NeoNIcoN 
TBH, i hope they do well at ECS/EPL but i dont think they will
2017-11-14 14:42
#107
 | 
Sweden TDK Em1L 
They will prolly win it FeelsGoodMan
2017-11-14 16:47
not seen much from fnatic on lan so i think it will be interesting,at least it's more interesting to see how they do now on LAN than to Watch teams like mongolz or renegades that have no business playing here
2017-11-14 18:06
#115
 | 
France NeoNIcoN 
They qualified, you can't say they have no business playing the tournament, even if they get stomped.
2017-11-14 18:07
renegades didnt even qualify to it and mongolz qualified thrue an asian qualifier with tier3/4 teams,so no,they clearly dont belong into a tier 1 tournament and we will see that pretty soon
2017-11-14 18:10
Nice
2017-11-14 01:17
EZ for Astralis
2017-11-14 01:37
#25
 | 
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Let's go my team, we can do it! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-11-14 01:44
#36
 | 
United States K1ller7n19 
XD “WE FRIENDLY” Brazilians aren’t friendly have you seen SK Fans
2017-11-14 03:00
Neithet are faze fans to be very honest
2017-11-14 03:27
#47
 | 
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
+1
2017-11-14 04:17
#88
 | 
Russia FailCur3 
At least, Vega fans are loyal. And it's neither*
2017-11-14 11:30
+1
2017-11-14 15:31
+1
2017-11-14 05:39
#87
KQLY | 
Australia Godkqly 
Faze fans are composed mainly of 12 yr old white squeakers who have come from call of duty to take a piss in csgo.
2017-11-14 11:29
Expected from ff
2017-11-14 15:31
ez 4 nip
2017-11-14 01:49
#30
 | 
United States OrangeTM 
Odds of each team winning (Simple) Faze:25% Sk:23% Astralis:15% G2:12% Liquid:8% Nip:7% Gambit:6% Cloud9:8% Remaining teams combined: 4%
2017-11-14 02:28
#32
 | 
Brazil windmill 
i think g2 will win it
2017-11-14 02:51
I'd say gambit has a better chance then c9
2017-11-14 03:19
These odds are so accurate that they dont even add up to 100% LUL. Nice one.
2017-11-14 03:21
#44
 | 
United States ItsImpact 
Lul
2017-11-14 03:56
#71
 | 
Australia kTw0 
NA education, what do you expect?
2017-11-14 09:04
Nice 108% Proud of NA math :')
2017-11-14 06:06
Cloud 9 should be 900% NA odds
2017-11-14 12:46
#31
 | 
Sweden swediztann3 
HAHHA SO FUCKING EASY FOR OLOFMEISTER AND ROBBAN!!
2017-11-14 02:32
ez for gambit
2017-11-14 02:55
#37
 | 
United States Meme_Lad 
c9 ast sk gambit faze g2 But who tf knows with this shitty format
2017-11-14 03:07
#41
 | 
Australia Googgy 
ez for renegades
2017-11-14 03:27
Ranks: 1, 2, 3, 4 7, 8, 9, 10 13, 14, 19 116 LUL
2017-11-14 03:31
Tier 1 Tier 1.5 Tier 2 And Mongolz
2017-11-14 06:07
machinegun and zilkenberg = shox and kennyS
2017-11-14 03:38
Why is North not here?
2017-11-14 04:05
It's a non toxic event
2017-11-14 06:10
lol
2017-11-14 06:40
they lost to envyus in qualifiers
2017-11-14 06:41
TY
2017-11-14 14:12
Good luck to Mongolz really. the whole world writes them off, but i hope they can at least put out some close matches against the top teams, maybe even take one.
2017-11-14 05:26
#57
 | 
Estonia nemo1914 
I will be surprised if they get to double digits in a match given that Maaraa is playing
2017-11-14 06:17
i think G2 vs SK will be grandfinalist
2017-11-14 05:42
#56
Snax | 
United States Freakmode 
2ez4 c9
2017-11-14 06:11
#61
 | 
Australia PhantomO 
Come on the Renegades, been on a good streak so far. Lets keep it going.
2017-11-14 06:45
Another title for SK lmaoo
2017-11-14 07:03
#66
 | 
Ukraine Pham77 
#RUNGAMBIT
2017-11-14 07:53
#68
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
Go Ninjas
2017-11-14 08:54
#70
 | 
Sweden aer1aL 
no VP? shit event.
2017-11-14 09:01
#72
 | 
Australia kTw0 
Because VP is garbage?+
2017-11-14 09:05
#73
 | 
Sweden aer1aL 
Liquid isn't? EnVyUs isn't? TheMongolz isn't? NiP isn't?
2017-11-14 09:08
#74
 | 
Australia kTw0 
I'd still argue VP is more garbage tbh
2017-11-14 09:10
#77
nex | 
Austria SplasJ 
From Rank 116 to top 30 in one Event if they win a game xD
2017-11-14 10:01
Final = NiP vs. Mongolz
2017-11-14 10:26
#82
 | 
United Kingdom Vugo360 
Pls crash fcking brazilians
2017-11-14 10:27
"It doesn't take a genius to see that TheMongolz will be heavily outmatched at IEM Oakland." Milan "Striker" Švejda, HLTV.org - 2017
2017-11-14 10:47
Mongolz do your best
2017-11-14 11:05
#86
 | 
Kazakhstan garrin4a 
Gambit still can do it
2017-11-14 11:23
ez 4 nifty!
2017-11-14 12:08
go mongolz go :)
2017-11-14 12:13
#95
 | 
Brazil Charizaldo 
Mongolz to win over SK mark my words
2017-11-14 13:14
NICE RATING BOTACO KKKKKKKKKKKKK 3o worst rating IN FUCKING TOURNAMENT with SK (top-2 world) awful player omg
2017-11-14 14:08
Sk huge favorites
2017-11-14 15:31
#105
 | 
Russia McGulya69 
too ez 4 Mongolz
2017-11-14 16:13
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