ELEAGUE Major seeds, first round matchups revealed

MIRAA
January 9th, 2018 18:00

ELEAGUE has revealed the seeding process and the match-ups for the first round of the ELEAGUE Major Boston's New Challengers Stage, running from January 12-15.

The first Major of 2018 will kick off on January 12 with the New Challengers Stage, featuring the bottom eight finishers of PGL Major Krakow and the top two teams from each of the four Minors that were held at the end of last year.

The 16 participating teams have been split into four seeding pools. In the first round of the Swiss stage, each team from Pool One will take on a Pool Four side, while each team from Pool Two will lock horns with a team from Pool Three.

Renegades will face Vega Squadron in the first match of the Major

In the following Swiss rounds, the teams will be paired based on their win-loss record in the tournament. All teams with three wins will progress to the New Legends Stage, joining the top eight finishers from PGL Major Krakow, while the teams recording three defeats will be eliminated.

Below you can find the four seeding pools for the New Challengers Stage:

Pool 1 Pool 2 Pool 3 Pool 4
United States Cloud9 Europe mousesports United States Liquid United States Misfits
Russia FlipSid3 Germany Sprout Turkey Space Soldiers France Envy
France G2 Europe FaZe Kazakhstan AVANGAR Russia Quantum Bellator Fire
Ukraine Natus Vincere Russia Vega Squadron Australia Renegades China Flash

The draw for the first Swiss round has thrown up some interesting matches, with Renegades opening up the action against Vega Squadron. FaZe, the No.2 team in the world, will lock horns with Liquid, who are attending the event with coach Wilton "zews" Prado as a stand-in, while Cloud9 will pit their wits against Envy.

Below you can find the draw in full:

Russia Vega Squadron vs. Australia Renegades
Europe mousesports vs. Kazakhstan AVANGAR
Europe FaZe vs. United States Liquid
Russia FlipSid3 vs. United States Misfits
Germany Sprout vs. Turkey Space Soldiers
Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. Russia Quantum Bellator Fire
France G2 vs. China Flash
United States Cloud9 vs. France Envy
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.84
Maps played:
117
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Ez
2018-01-09 18:00
#17
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Japan Th3Koala 
Renegades mouse faze misfits sprout navi g2 c9
2018-01-09 18:05
#22
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Germany AdiZen 
Renegades mousesports Faze Misfits SpaceSoldiers NaVi G2 C9
2018-01-09 18:02
#48
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Finland LaPa7 
+1
2018-01-09 18:05
Vega Squadron mousesports FaZe Misfits Space Soldiers Natus Vincere France G2 Cloud9
2018-01-10 05:44
#57
Brollan | 
Netherlands 072 
+1
2018-01-09 18:09
Vega Mouz Faze Misfits SpaceSoldiers NaVi G2 EnVy
2018-01-09 18:09
#83
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Brazil Duducal 
Vega Mouz Liquid F3 Sprout Navi Flash Envy
2018-01-09 18:18
#177
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
vegans mouz faze f3 ss (shrhhj) navi g2 envy
2018-01-09 19:13
#218
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Greenland ilikeshrooms 
Completely the same as mine
2018-01-09 19:59
#269
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
rusi i srbi bracha zauvek
2018-01-09 21:25
#330
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Greenland ilikeshrooms 
xd
2018-01-10 09:47
#199
acid | 
Finland BillNye 
Lol Liquid
2018-01-09 19:33
#203
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Germany Baaktus 
Envy lul
2018-01-09 19:37
#71
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United States Triforce07 
Liquid upset Faze in bo1
2018-01-09 18:12
#84
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Russia RoneEZ 
Maybe, but liquid played with coach
2018-01-09 18:18
#129
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Malta hurgurhut 
with zews? i doubt it.
2018-01-09 18:32
#279
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United States Triforce07 
If there are no upsets I will be surprised. It's bo1 format.
2018-01-09 22:12
#297
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Brazil Upmind 
they're playing with zews though lulul
2018-01-10 01:19
#298
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Malta hurgurhut 
it's zews. there will be no upsets LMAO.
2018-01-10 01:28
#272
NiKo | 
United States AyeeeYo 
hopefully not
2018-01-09 21:43
There might be upsets but not liquid with zews LUL
2018-01-10 15:25
+1
2018-01-09 18:39
#230
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Poland GALA014 
+1 ezz4NAVI
2018-01-09 20:19
+1
2018-01-10 14:57
+1
2018-01-10 15:01
#357
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Greece NestorzZ 
+1
2018-01-10 18:31
#368
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Denmark MeToxi 
+1
2018-01-12 09:07
#173
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Finland KamaraD 
FaZe Cloud9 G2 mousesports Misfits Natus Vincere EnVyUs Liquid
2018-01-09 19:09
#264
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Russia orlani 
Dark f3 Ez
2018-01-09 21:13
Liquid LMFAO
2018-01-10 01:47
#319
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United States archlon 
liquid and faze are against each other, why do you have both lul
2018-01-10 06:04
#332
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Brazil TRFroes 
Cuz he said the 8 classifieds, not the 8 winners of the 1st round.
2018-01-10 10:24
Liquid will destroy FaZe!
2018-01-09 18:01
#33
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
nah,ez for faze 3-0
2018-01-09 18:02
ahahahahahahaha no G2>FaZe NaVi>FaZe Liquid>FaZe Mousesports>FaZe
2018-01-09 18:04
#69
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North America KiNGa_da_ACE 
Kys -LiquidFan
2018-01-09 18:11
#74
nukkye | 
Australia riotbz 
lmfao u literally chose the 4 teams that have name value but haven't done anything notable for like 4 months
2018-01-09 18:14
#100
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Germany Mabu 
Mouz 2nd place ECS Finals?
2018-01-09 18:24
who got 1st
2018-01-09 18:28
#127
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Sweden ThorinEk 
+1
2018-01-09 18:31
#144
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Germany lawlig 
+2
2018-01-09 18:40
+3
2018-01-09 19:33
#208
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United States dougtheduck 
+4
2018-01-09 19:44
#355
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North America YungRiceG0d 
+5
2018-01-10 18:13
#369
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Denmark MeToxi 
+6
2018-01-12 09:08
#131
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Malta hurgurhut 
mouz online team no crowd at ecs finals they cant handle pressue of crowds
2018-01-09 18:33
#181
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
no crowd at first and second rounds
2018-01-09 19:16
#299
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Malta hurgurhut 
mouz has major choke curse. make it to 2-2 in swiss then fall out.
2018-01-10 01:29
#244
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Czech Republic SEVOijan 
They still gonna be better than liquid
2018-01-09 20:44
#179
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
liquid is better then faze. nice joke, man
2018-01-09 19:14
#187
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North America Dingotheduck 
U funny
2018-01-09 19:24
#317
d4v41 | 
North America Jxmes 
Bro I wish, I hate FaZe, but I like there players
2018-01-10 05:41
#365
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Norway Noreg 
Worst baitor on hltv
2018-01-11 10:20
2-3 choke incoming, will lose to flash at 2-2 kappa
2018-01-09 18:11
Flash wont make it 2-2. So sorry
2018-01-09 18:28
I SAID KAPPA
2018-01-09 18:40
You didn't capitalize the K smh.
2018-01-10 15:28
Sorry dad
2018-01-10 15:47
#43
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Finland Taynz 
Plastic fan nt
2018-01-09 18:05
#196
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Germany JeanKanne 
+1
2018-01-09 19:30
#53
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Czech Republic davskal 
Who made the bloody pools? wtf
2018-01-09 18:06
#95
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Canada Adipocere 
pools dont mean anything... read the text
2018-01-09 18:23
#154
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Germany AdiZen 
? pool 1 plays vs pool 4 and pool 2 vs pool 3?
2018-01-09 18:52
#156
 | 
Canada Adipocere 
Yeah, they are using the "Swiss System" so just google it.
2018-01-09 18:53
#158
 | 
Germany AdiZen 
so the first games do not matter?
2018-01-09 18:54
#161
 | 
Canada Adipocere 
What do you mean? after the first set of matches they will draft the second in a different way, look up what the Swiss System for CSGO is
2018-01-09 18:54
#165
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Germany AdiZen 
Are you some kind of autist or smth? "pools dont mean anything... read the text" means that they have no effect on the major but they obviously have as the first stage is drastically effected by those pools
2018-01-09 19:00
#210
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Canada Adipocere 
Yeah, the FIRST stage, every team will face a team in every pool for fucks sake.
2018-01-09 19:50
#213
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Canada Adipocere 
Why are you getting mad at someone who is trying to help your disabled ass through an easy concept?
2018-01-09 19:51
#160
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Czech Republic davskal 
They mean something, they decide the initial matchups and they're retarded af
2018-01-09 18:54
#157
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Germany AdiZen 
these pools are made by seedings. Teams that were 2-3 last major in group stage have the highest seeding and pool 4 are the teams that came from minor as second
2018-01-09 18:53
pool 4 is minors 2nd places pool 3 is minors winners pool 1 is three 2-3 teams and navi (1-3) pool 2 is two 0-3 teams from pgl and two 1-3 teams (but why navi goes to pool 1 and not sprout or mouz?)
2018-01-09 19:07
#180
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Germany AdiZen 
the four best who are not legends are pool 1 hltv.org/events/2720/pgl-major-krakow-20..
2018-01-09 19:15
do u really think rd means something in this case?
2018-01-09 19:27
#192
 | 
Germany AdiZen 
i think so otherwise there would be no other logic there
2018-01-09 19:29
#194
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Germany AdiZen 
also if you look at the order of pool 1 and pool 2 in this post you see its the same as in the groups
2018-01-09 19:30
1 and 2 from the bottom 8 of plg Krakow. 3 and 4 from qualifiers. 1 higher seed. 4 bottom seed.
2018-01-10 15:55
We all know wayLANder will carry and Flipsid3 will 3-0 the swiss system
2018-01-09 19:13
#182
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
u r so right)
2018-01-09 19:17
#266
NiKo | 
United States AyeeeYo 
Let's go FaZe!
2018-01-09 21:17
#2
 | 
Denmark DanishDelight 
Good luck to all
2018-01-09 18:00
why is faze pool 2 wtf?
2018-01-10 15:22
Because pool 1+2 are the 8 returning contenders from last major, while pool 3+4 are the minor challengers
2018-01-10 17:48
Thank you, kind Danish sir.
2018-01-11 10:04
#370
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Denmark MeToxi 
And pool 2 to because they went 0 - 3 in swiss stage.
2018-01-12 09:15
#3
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North America Catpwnz 
Nice!
2018-01-09 18:00
Horrible seedings
2018-01-09 18:00
#126
 | 
New Zealand Duck_Meat 
Lol -1 probably a liquid fan.
2018-01-09 18:30
#197
 | 
Germany JeanKanne 
lol liquid will win vs faze
2018-01-09 19:32
#216
 | 
United States dougtheduck 
Sure lol 8-0
2018-01-09 19:59
#239
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Germany JeanKanne 
u will see
2018-01-09 20:39
No, i hope liquid will get raped
2018-01-09 21:51
FAZE EZ VEGA SQUADRON VS. RENEGADES ===> RENEGADES MOUSESPORTS VS. AVANGAR ====> MOUZ FAZE VS. LIQUID =====> FAZE FLIPSID3 VS. MISFITS ====> MISFITS SPROUT VS. SPACE SOLDIERS ====> SS NATUS VINCERE VS. QUANTUM BELLATOR FIRE ======> NAVI G2 VS. FLASH ====> G2 CLOUD9 VS. ENVYUS =====> ENVYUS
2018-01-09 18:06
#238
paz | 
Russia Feodor 
C9 will win
2018-01-09 20:37
#263
 | 
Netherlands Vladrurik 
-1 C9 will win
2018-01-09 21:13
#288
 | 
United States dougtheduck 
C9 win
2018-01-09 22:55
#321
 | 
Nepal TYZ4 
Misfits win vs F3 OMEGALUL
2018-01-10 06:27
#354
 | 
Denmark Twick9x 
nt but misfits has been on fire the lasts tourneys the played
2018-01-10 17:58
#6
nitr0 | 
United Kingdom TTHump 
xD
2018-01-09 18:00
F3 > misfits eZ on lan soon burger
2018-01-09 18:20
#204
nitr0 | 
United Kingdom TTHump 
im not even NA lul
2018-01-09 19:37
#219
 | 
United States dougtheduck 
Then y do you have an NA flag
2018-01-09 19:59
#236
 | 
Peru vaniIIa 
Fake flagging NA? lul so sad if true
2018-01-09 20:35
#249
nitr0 | 
United Kingdom TTHump 
im fake flagging :)
2018-01-09 20:51
#271
 | 
United States dougtheduck 
Ahhhhh
2018-01-09 21:42
What is the point of fake flagging? Do you not have pride in the country you live in?
2018-01-10 15:31
#351
nitr0 | 
United Kingdom TTHump 
no not really :)
2018-01-10 16:37
#7
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Czech Republic zeldak 
Faze - Liquid :D lol :D
2018-01-09 18:01
#85
 | 
Russia RoneEZ 
Default
2018-01-09 18:19
Finaly
2018-01-09 18:01
#9
 | 
Denmark Gugus_Patacus 
Liquid getting fucked
2018-01-09 18:01
#122
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Portugal FiZzYgAy 
have some faith , ' fan of Liquid '
2018-01-09 18:29
Error 404: Faith not found
2018-01-09 19:28
#198
 | 
Germany JeanKanne 
liquid will upset faze
2018-01-09 19:33
#220
 | 
United States dougtheduck 
15-0 never forget
2018-01-09 19:59
#241
 | 
Germany JeanKanne 
faze fan from na lul
2018-01-09 20:40
#273
 | 
United States dougtheduck 
So?
2018-01-09 21:43
#275
 | 
Germany JeanKanne 
always picking the favourite team to win the major as your team before it? :D
2018-01-09 21:50
Faze is a US org there is no problem for him going for them. He might be a fan of the CoD team.
2018-01-09 22:24
#287
 | 
United States dougtheduck 
No just a fan of the CSGO team but +1
2018-01-09 22:55
#295
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Germany JeanKanne 
ye im not an SK fan just because the org is german...
2018-01-10 01:02
By your logic I can only go for Australian teams and you can only go for BuG and Sprout
2018-01-10 01:59
+1
2018-01-10 15:33
#10
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Sweden sporehybriz 
Gg
2018-01-09 18:01
#11
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Brazil Kova69 
Gg
2018-01-09 18:01
#12
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North America BB^^ 
10
2018-01-09 18:01
#16
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North America BB^^ 
Its 12 wtf?
2018-01-09 18:01
#13
 | 
France AnTr3aS48 
Ez
2018-01-09 18:01
ez for ss
2018-01-09 18:01
#15
 | 
Denmark JustYes 
woow
2018-01-09 18:01
THE BOYS HAVE A CHANCE
2018-01-09 18:02
#21
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Romania TheWizard741 
ez 4 g2
2018-01-09 18:01
#23
 | 
Germany cartii 
#vamouz
2018-01-09 18:02
#201
 | 
Germany JeanKanne 
fuck mouz! GO SPROUT!
2018-01-09 19:33
#202
 | 
Germany cartii 
Hahaha sprout who? Ez disband in 3 months
2018-01-09 19:35
#245
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Europe kaio4301 
LuL dont believe in a team with german player! We all know germans under pressure no gut XD So we are proud to have no germans in mouz anymore ;)
2018-01-09 20:44
Nize
2018-01-09 18:02
#25
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
why faze group is so easy
2018-01-09 18:02
#45
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Chile moukandjo 
thats not group
2018-01-09 18:05
#91
suNny | 
United States VAZ1R 
Swiss system doesn't have groups.
2018-01-09 18:22
Let's go Na'Vi
2018-01-09 18:02
#27
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Brazil Banaburguer 
noice
2018-01-09 18:02
#28
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Bulgaria steelKappa 
will we have souvenir drops for that qyalifier ?
2018-01-09 18:02
#29
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Ukraine extezy10 
haahha ns Navi
2018-01-09 18:02
#30
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Portugal Joefilas 
THIS IS THE WAY
2018-01-09 18:03
#31
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Germany Ofenmeister 
Ez for Quantum Bellator Fire
2018-01-09 18:03
#32
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Belgium St0n3RaC00n 
No dates ?
2018-01-09 18:02
#98
suNny | 
United States VAZ1R 
Title itself says January 12-15
2018-01-09 18:23
G2 Faze Liquid Flash Flash 3-0
2018-01-09 18:02
#35
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Latvia t0m1kS 
ss vs sprout pff.....
2018-01-09 18:02
HAHAHA G2 Flash Faze-Liquid Navi-QBF EZ GAMES
2018-01-09 18:03
Any games with flash is an ez game for the opposition... EZ 0-3
2018-01-10 15:36
#37
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United Arab Emirates thatboi5ky 
RIP NV LUL NOOO
2018-01-09 18:03
LMAO G2
2018-01-09 18:04
#39
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Nice matches! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-01-09 18:04
Good seeds
2018-01-09 18:04
#42
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India AlmightyDuk 
wtf envy vs c9 nice seeding and faze liquid ... wowowowosow
2018-01-09 18:05
Cloud9 g2 na'vi lel
2018-01-09 18:05
wtf is pool 3 and 4 ?
2018-01-09 18:05
#49
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Chile moukandjo 
LETS GO SS ##
2018-01-09 18:05
Pool 1 and 2 stacked af, 3 and 4 memes LUL
2018-01-09 18:06
#135
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United States Shadow272 
dont u realized that pot 1 teams get pot 4 teams and pot 2 teams get pot 3 teams pot 1 higher seed pot 4 lower seed
2018-01-09 18:35
Ah
2018-01-09 18:42
Sprout vs. SS Vega vs. Renegades Flipsid3 vs. Misfits Liquid vs. FaZe
2018-01-09 18:06
TL+coach VS Faze riperoni peproni
2018-01-09 18:06
#54
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United States jaeger_steam 
LUL RNG VS VEGA FIRST OFFICIAL MATCH OF THE MAJOR........... ........What has this world come to?
2018-01-09 18:06
#77
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Russia skipster 
? What's wrong? ?
2018-01-09 18:15
#87
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United States jaeger_steam 
Rng tier 2/3, VEGA tier 4 at best Not the best way to start off the biggest tournament this game has ever had. And before you say this is still the "qualifier stage", navi, g2, liquid, faze, and cloud 9 are all in this stage.
2018-01-09 18:20
#109
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Canada Adipocere 
WESG is the biggest tournament my friend.
2018-01-09 18:26
#117
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United States jaeger_steam 
Biggest prize pool* By no means the biggest tournament. This has 24 teams, and pretty much every single top team, apart from nip, as opposed to WESG which had almost none
2018-01-09 18:28
#123
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Canada Adipocere 
WESG has 32 teams, and diverse teams at that
2018-01-09 18:30
#132
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United States jaeger_steam 
We were both wrong, had 24 actually on lan, but godsent dropped out so really only 23. Also, what does "diverse" have to do with anything. The biggest tournament should have the best teams, not "diverse" teams...
2018-01-09 18:33
#136
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Canada Adipocere 
Viewers want to see their countries in the biggest tournament... I'm happy they draft from Canada so I can see my home country in the tournament.
2018-01-09 18:35
#124
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Canada Adipocere 
Qualifiers aren't even close to done so don't say some teams wont make it
2018-01-09 18:30
#134
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United States jaeger_steam 
I'm talking about at the time of the major, it will be the biggest and was talking about wesg 2016/17. Still also only 24 teams for next wesg anyway
2018-01-09 18:35
#137
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Canada Adipocere 
32 teams...
2018-01-09 18:36
#142
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United States jaeger_steam 
Im looking at liquidpedia and it says 4 groups of 6. But then the placings has 32 spots, so maybe that was just a typo above. Idk guess you might and liquidpedia needs to get their shit together
2018-01-09 18:39
#146
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Canada Adipocere 
Counted through the qualifying spots and there's only 24 so who the fuck knows
2018-01-09 18:42
#169
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Hungary Shaperz 
What makes you think this is the biggest tournament the game has ever had? Okay, it's a major, we don't see them that often but it's not more special than the previous one or the one before that..
2018-01-09 19:05
#302
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Australia MatthewJKS 
Renegades are around a top 10 team at the moment. They dropped since they haven’t played any CS:GO since before ESL PL and ECS finals but on LAN they’re looking good. Vega aren’t a team you see too often so it’ll be a good match I reckon. Just because it isn’t the biggest matchup for the first game of the tournament it doesn’t mean it won’t get bigger as the biggest matchup is meant for the last game of the tournament.
2018-01-10 01:47
Against who NIP wil play? LUL
2018-01-09 18:07
-qb
2018-01-09 18:08
#58
somebody | 
United Kingdom suge 
Renegades Mouz Faze Flipsid3 Sprout Navi G2 C9
2018-01-09 18:09
#94
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Russia RoneEZ 
+1
2018-01-09 18:23
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeee Boiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
2018-01-09 18:09
#60
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Hungary Corc 
C9 vs Nv, nice interesting game
2018-01-09 18:09
#325
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United States Uberpanda 
+1
2018-01-10 08:15
+1
2018-01-10 15:42
yay
2018-01-09 18:09
Renegades is going to be the best team in their pool, just believe it
2018-01-09 18:10
#328
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Australia Longie 
fuck oath "fingers crossed"
2018-01-10 09:15
Renegades = Australians gods, no discussion (And Naf and Nifty, but they're ok)
2018-01-10 23:42
Renegades Mousesports F3 Faze Natus Vincere G2 C9
2018-01-09 18:10
#65
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Germany ropzGOD 
Ez for mouz lol avengar lmao
2018-01-09 18:11
LUL FAZE VS LIQUID
2018-01-09 18:11
#68
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Poland inf1niTyS 
Renegades Mouz Faze flipside Sprout Navi G2 C9
2018-01-09 18:11
No Sprout plis
2018-01-09 18:12
#153
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Poland inf1niTyS 
They will win ez for Mocek :D but XANTARES is strong
2018-01-09 18:52
G2 SO LUCKY WTF
2018-01-09 18:12
#73
mir | 
El Salvador NotHotMan 
rip G2 xD
2018-01-09 18:13
#75
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Russia skipster 
So many people don't trust F3 ^ B1ad3's 200iQ calls will help f3 to go for 12th major
2018-01-09 18:14
#78
NiKo | 
Austria Phil_1337 
+1 Flipside best team
2018-01-09 18:16
#90
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Slovakia SLAVak 
+1 so many people underestimate Flipsid3 in Major Qualifier... That's the only event where Flipsid3 performs.
2018-01-09 18:21
If Liquid got anyone else at 2-2 at PGL Major Krakow Main Qual, maybe they would still be together today....
2018-01-10 09:20
#102
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Russia RoneEZ 
+1 In majors Flipsid3 very strong
2018-01-09 18:24
Cool to see Misfits in there. Weird not to see NiP, SK, or Astralis making it.
2018-01-09 18:14
#89
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United States jaeger_steam 
Lul
2018-01-09 18:20
#99
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Denmark oskarsports 
0/8
2018-01-09 18:24
Are you talking for real lul :D
2018-01-09 18:25
#109
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United States Shadow272 
u either retarded or its a really bad bait
2018-01-09 18:26
#113
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Canada Adipocere 
good bait
2018-01-09 18:27
Ez for the Juan criminal
2018-01-09 18:17
#80
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United States Shadow272 
y is faze pot 2
2018-01-09 18:17
#81
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Rene Mouz Faze Misfits SS Navi G2 Envy Ez 100% pedict you can bet house
2018-01-09 18:18
#82
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World smash143 
God dam why does TL always get the worst matchups.
2018-01-09 18:18
ez for oskar
2018-01-09 18:19
#229
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Slovakia mar0 
+1
2018-01-09 20:18
#92
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Vega Mouz(avangar also can make this) Faze Flipsid3 SpaceSoldiers Navi G2 C9(50/50)
2018-01-09 18:22
#104
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United States Shadow272 
its more like 65/35
2018-01-09 18:24
#93
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Denmark oskarsports 
vega - renegades [9-16] mouz - avangar [16-5] FaZe - Liquid [16-11] F3 - Misfits [7-16] Sprout - Space Soldiers [19-17] Navi - QBF [16-4] G2 - Flash [16-1] C9 - nV [16-13]
2018-01-09 18:22
good predictions besides two F3-misfits= F3 Sprout-SS= Way too easy for ss
2018-01-09 18:24
#121
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Denmark oskarsports 
Space Soldiers > Sprout but I think Sprout is going to make it idk edit: and misfits is underrated
2018-01-09 18:29
misfits is underrated but f3 are really a whole new team on majors. They play a very disciplined cs and they always bootcamp heavily before majors. Blad3 mastermind igl, siezed back to the fragger he used to be, markeloff 1.6 mode, worldedit is actually an underrated awp and waylander is a solid fragger.
2018-01-09 18:32
"siezed back to the fragger he used to be" I have to stop you right there. Seized sucks and you know it
2018-01-09 19:10
he used to be good. Maybe he'll return to his old form once he doesn't have to igl
2018-01-09 19:47
#108
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Vega>rng
2018-01-09 18:26
#114
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Denmark oskarsports 
on lan :thinking:
2018-01-09 18:27
#304
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Australia MatthewJKS 
He’s Russian, you won’t change his cute little Vega’s going to 3-0 the Swiss round and win the major mindset, I mean Renegades and LAN are brother and sister.
2018-01-10 01:57
i hate my life
2018-01-09 18:23
Why? It’s ez for Renegades
2018-01-09 22:28
i had a liquid flair on when i wrote that
2018-01-09 22:32
#97
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Malaysia byaIi 
Renegades mousesports FaZe FlipSid3 Space Soldiers Natus Vincere G2 Cloud9
2018-01-09 18:23
yes
2018-01-09 18:25
rng mouz faze misfit sprout navi g2 c9
2018-01-09 18:24
sprout? lul
2018-01-09 18:25
xd
2018-01-12 22:31
Sprout-Space Soldiers Turkish derby
2018-01-09 18:27
#159
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Germany Surcal___ 
why u even talk without a team on the Major ?? :s
2018-01-09 18:54
You have three, turok stole all my spots :(
2018-01-09 19:13
#221
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Germany Surcal___ 
Big has 4 German Player Sprout has 3 German Player
2018-01-09 20:00
German=kempap The moment legija took on the german flag he became a kebab
2018-01-09 20:23
#232
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Germany Surcal___ 
i mean ok its ok to say that a lot Kebabs has a German Passport, but wtf Look at Spiidi,Denis,Keev and Nex they look like 100% germans
2018-01-09 20:24
0/8 nex and keev most obvious non germans ever
2018-01-09 20:30
#247
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Germany Surcal___ 
where are they from in ur eyes, i mean wtf look at Keevs and Nexs name Johannes "nex" Maget Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäus
2018-01-09 20:47
Obviously turk-mongolian
2018-01-09 20:56
#237
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United States SladesterG 
I thought Legija was Austrian to but HLTV has him listed as german
2018-01-09 20:36
Legija has no connection to austria whatsoever, you remind me of that high lootbet caster that said niko is austrian
2018-01-09 20:57
#255
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United States SladesterG 
At the PGL major they had him listed as Austrian that's why I thought he was but then I say hin Qualify for WESG with big and HLTV has him listed as German so now I know
2018-01-09 21:01
Maybe it was a mistake, i know he was listed as serbian for his whole carrier up until the point of going to wesg
2018-01-09 21:04
#257
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United States SladesterG 
Lol I'm stupid idk know why I was getting the Austrain and Serbian flag mixed up OMEGAHYPERLUL
2018-01-09 21:05
Its kinda simmilar if you are doing acid or somethimg like that :D
2018-01-09 21:06
#259
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United States SladesterG 
Lol the sad thing is I'm really good with geography and now I feel retarded
2018-01-09 21:07
I also take pride in my geographical knowledge, bit guess who put jamaica as the south african flag on a test LUL
2018-01-09 21:09
#262
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United States SladesterG 
LUL I could see the mistake so don't sweat it to much
2018-01-09 21:12
Meh
2018-01-09 21:15
ez for sprout - SS on LAN i arent think that im feeling thankyou
2018-01-09 18:27
Vega mousesports FaZe Misfits Space Soldiers Natus Vincere G2 Cloud9
2018-01-09 18:27
#116
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Indonesia Konerd1 
Renegades mouse faze misfits sprout navi g2 envy
2018-01-09 18:28
Agree 100%
2018-01-09 18:33
#118
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Czech Republic prdlyandel 
Renegades Mousesports Faze Misfits Space Soldiers Navi G2 C9
2018-01-09 18:28
liquid with the GREATEST GROUP DRAW LUCK OF ALL TIME
2018-01-09 18:30
#133
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Indonesia Konerd1 
They are lucky, they shouldn't choke.
2018-01-09 18:34
#138
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Malaysia K2tan 
Hahahaha unlucky
2018-01-09 18:37
In chess, especially the Swiss System, it's often a viable strategy to lose the first match anyway. However, not sure how this translates to Bo1 counterenforcers
2018-01-09 18:39
#284
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United States SladesterG 
Really, that interesting, how so? ( Not sarcasm)
2018-01-09 22:47
Swiss Gambit: chess.stackexchange.com/questions/1112/w.. Edit: I shouldn't have included "often", I don't think you see it that often. Or very often lol
2018-01-09 22:50
#286
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United States SladesterG 
That's actually really cool but could they get banned for throwing if a team did it?
2018-01-09 22:52
The corollary to that gambit is that it's not the end of the world if you lose the first match anyway, i.e., your first round matchup is insane.
2018-01-10 00:10
#296
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United States SladesterG 
Yeah it is a pretty cool concept I just don't know if a team like faze or G2 would do it because they want that satisfying 3-0
2018-01-10 01:17
#139
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Hungary PURE_JOJ 
f3 pool 1 faze pool 2 wtf xd
2018-01-09 18:37
becouse faze 0-3 and flip 2-3 at major
2018-01-09 19:22
Hmm
2018-01-09 18:39
#148
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
1. EZ Renegades 2. EZ mouz 3. EZ FaZe 4. 50/50 Flipsid3 5. EZ Space Soldiers 6. EZ NaVi 7. EZ G2 8. 75/25 Cloud9
2018-01-09 18:43
Renegades mouz faze misfits space soldiers navi g2 C9
2018-01-09 18:43
#150
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United States LJPixels 
Happy to finally see some top tier cs again!
2018-01-09 18:46
#151
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Europe LegacyMLG 
nice group faze lol ez 3-0 xd
2018-01-09 18:51
#152
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Liquid and FaZe are destined to play each other in every tournament
2018-01-09 18:51
#163
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
+1
2018-01-09 18:55
#155
fer | 
Brazil GodMac 
Renegades ; Mouse ; Faze ; Flip ; SS ; Navi ; G2 ; Envyus. 8/8 GG ez
2018-01-09 18:53
#162
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
Flash.. QB.. AVANGAR "major" btw
2018-01-09 18:54
#320
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Denmark oskarsports 
Qualifier btw
2018-01-10 06:26
#164
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United States MAY0 
Don't underestimate QBF against Na'Vi That will be a closer match than people are predicting
2018-01-09 18:59
#240
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United States SladesterG 
Nobodys vs GODimple and GODtronic OMEGALUL
2018-01-09 20:39
#166
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Russia Su11eN 
Renegades mousesports FaZe FlipSid3 Space Soldiers Na'Vi G2 Cloud9
2018-01-09 19:00
#167
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Poland Marcines 
pool 2 faze lmao xD
2018-01-09 19:02
#172
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Germany Surcal___ 
stupid ? the 2:3 + the best 1:3 from the last major are in pool 1 the 0:3 + the two 1:3 from the last major are in pool 2
2018-01-09 19:08
#168
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Denmark TrickZzCS 
VEGA SQUADRON VS. RENEGADES ===> RENEGADES MOUSESPORTS VS. AVANGAR ====> MOUZ FAZE VS. LIQUID =====> FAZE FLIPSID3 VS. MISFITS ====> F3 SPROUT VS. SPACE SOLDIERS ====> SS NATUS VINCERE VS. QUANTUM BELLATOR FIRE ======> NAVI G2 VS. FLASH ====> G2 CLOUD9 VS. ENVYUS =====> C9
2018-01-09 19:03
EZ 1-0 for Na'Vi
2018-01-09 19:06
#174
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El Salvador jayss 
isn't NiP supposed to be here lol
2018-01-09 19:10
#183
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Czech Republic matymon 
Jebaited
2018-01-09 19:18
#184
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Brazil Goecker 
Ez for: Renegades Mouz Faze Misfits SS NaVi G2 EnvyUs
2018-01-09 19:20
Renegades mousesports FaZe Flipsid3 Space Soldiers NaVi G2 C9
2018-01-09 19:22
Renegades Mouz Faze Misfits Sprout NaVi G2 C9
2018-01-09 19:24
#189
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United Kingdom SLurSs 
Renegades mouse faze misfits Space Soldiers navi g2 c9
2018-01-09 19:25
#193
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
C9 - Envy could be a nice game, same with FaZe - Liquid and Sprout - SS
2018-01-09 19:30
#195
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Romania VeryGipsyGuy 
Renegades mouse liquid misfits spaces navi g2 envy
2018-01-09 19:30
Liquid getting fucked again
2018-01-09 19:39
faze in pool 2 really?
2018-01-09 19:40
#207
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Europe Mrfloppy 
Wtf eszy matchups whats that Volvo
2018-01-09 19:41
#211
Thorin | 
Asia CA1MAN 
american majors. nice, i don't need to pass these exams anyways.
2018-01-09 19:50
#212
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
SS got the worst team in the entire major in their first game and somehow I know they'll find a way to lose the game.
2018-01-09 19:50
#242
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United States SladesterG 
Sprout>Avangar>QBF>Flash
2018-01-09 20:42
#246
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
I think Flash could beat Sprout pretty convincingly and comfortably tbh. Avangar, I don't see the hate their getting actually a pretty decent team. QBF would beat Flash & Sprout most likely. Depends on maps of course none of these teams have any map pool at all. Results would be random so you can't just rate one team over the other based on literally nothing lol.
2018-01-09 20:44
#248
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United States SladesterG 
Yeah I get and respect your point but I'm the sprout players have more experience against tier 1 opposition especially the ex-mouz trio But again I get we're you are coming from
2018-01-09 20:48
#250
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
Depends how you look at it ofc the Sprout players have more experience getting shitted on by tier 1 teams, get stomped, get destroyed online and LAN over and over and over then kicked from previous teams, no one ever batting an eye at them again so they go off and create their own little pug mix and I have nothing against that but experience can only take you so far when you're bad. I just don't have high hopes for this team because their skill level is too low, this is like the really old mous teams without NiKo or Gob B, every player on the team is basically a support player skill level, actually most of them are not as skilled as tier 1 teams support players but yeah hopefully they practice really hard and give it their best shot cause you never know when CS Go is this random and puggy.
2018-01-09 20:54
#253
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United States SladesterG 
Yeah I agree they are kinda washed up but I'm experience will carry them here and I'm zehn is pretty DANK
2018-01-09 20:59
#322
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Denmark oskarsports 
Sprout > Space Soldiers - trust me sir
2018-01-10 06:28
#214
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
ez 3 0 faze
2018-01-09 19:51
#215
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Croatia Makz_CRO 
Pools are of course based on the previous major and minors. If we talk the real seeding, it should look like this: Pool 1 - FaZe, mouz, C9, G2 Pool 2 - NaVi, nV, Misfits, Renegades Pool 3 - SS, Vega, F3, Liquid Pool 4 - Quantum, Flash, Avangar, Sprout Now, before you start flaming, Liquid is in Pool 3 because they are playing with zews and Renegades actually won a tier 2 tournament in 2017. Teams I expect to go through: [all Pool 1 teams], NaVi Teams to contend for the last 3 spots: nV, Misfits, Renegades, SS Dark horses of the qualifier: F3, Liquid Filler teams (trash): Sprout, Flash, Vega, Quantum, AVANGAR On a personal note, I hope SS and Misfits get to the major, but it's unlikely that one between Renegades and nV will bomb out. More likely that SS pass, and Misfits bite the dust.
2018-01-09 19:54
#222
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Germany h1treX 
Have you ever seen Sprout play dude?
2018-01-09 20:03
#243
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United States SladesterG 
Why do people underestimate the ReneGODS Naf and Nifty duo are INSANE
2018-01-09 20:43
#300
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Australia MatthewJKS 
I don’t support Renegades for nothing, surely they’re gonna get through the qualifier stage.
2018-01-10 01:33
#308
jks | 
Australia nomitycs 
they were like 10th in world but haven't played so dropped to like 18th
2018-01-10 03:37
#309
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United States SladesterG 
Yet but there still absolutely good like
2018-01-10 03:38
#367
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Australia MatthewJKS 
Yeah they’ve looked really good at LANs even against Cloud9, I mean I wouldn’t back them in against a top 5 side but that being said they were playing at their best on LANs in November so hopefully they can at least pass the qualifier stage and prove that they’re at least a top 12 side as they were ranked November.
2018-01-12 08:23
#217
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Portugal dracø 
Seeding based in 5 month old results needs to end Shit pools
2018-01-09 19:59
c9 g2 navi mouz faze ss renegades envy/misfits
2018-01-09 20:04
Liquid is the wild card here with their lineup. Who knows. I'd like to see a couple american teams :/
2018-01-09 20:16
Rip liquid, flash and quantum bellator fire.
2018-01-09 20:04
#225
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Turkey darkh1ous 
8/8 bois go all in Vega squadron mir my boi so ez renegades overrated Oskarsports ez Faze boostmeister boostmeister liquid playing with zews Flipside ez,misfits overrated flipsid3 odds should be 2 or 2.20 ez money Space soldiers vactares(a little bit fanboy and I dont believe sprout) Navi vs qbf 2 cis team but I dont expect choke in major qual maybe 10 rounds for qbf G2 vs flash g2 should be but again maybe 10 round for fancy gaming Cloud 9 must be overdog but envy have RPKTANK and SCREAM EDSOT MACHIN
2018-01-09 20:05
#226
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Poland []PROFF[] 
Renegades mousesports FaZe FlipSid3 Sprout Natus Vincere G2 Cloud9
2018-01-09 20:09
Fore Sures in Order: FaZe Cloud9 G2 mousesports Probablys: EnVyUs Liquid (lineup might fuck them) Navi Renegades Maybes: Misfits (if they play well ezpz) Space Soldiers
2018-01-09 20:15
so c9 wont have to play against G2 and Navi? (thats what these "pools" mean)?
2018-01-09 20:28
C9 would beat them anyway
2018-01-09 22:59
hhahhahhaah nice joke :p
2018-01-10 21:51
They beat both navi and g2 on lan bo3
2018-01-10 23:00
so what?? LOL lucky as fuck...they wont wont even make it to legend status like always...
2018-01-11 17:04
Im just gonna reply so you remember to check back here when they make it to semi's
2018-01-13 06:51
First match winners: Vega Squadron mousesports FaZe FlipSid3 Space Soldiers Natus Vincere G2 EnVyUs
2018-01-09 20:31
#254
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United States CrispyBox 
Surprisingly balanced seeds IMO
2018-01-09 20:59
No schedule yet ? At least I was expecting that !
2018-01-09 21:09
hope final will be SK vs FaZe or Astralis
2018-01-09 21:19
#268
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United Kingdom Trix465 
FaZe in pool 2 ahahahahahaha - it shows how clueless Valve are that they base this on a result 7 fucking months ago and since then FaZe have been top1/2 in the world...
2018-01-09 21:23
It's based on their placing in the previous major man. it's not valve's fault that FaKe went 0-3
2018-01-10 07:53
#270
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Kazakhstan Jeremy9292 
No one gives credit for Avangar. You were never so wrong.
2018-01-09 21:39
#274
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United Kingdom swellis 
The major should be for the best of the best, multiple teams who shouldn't be here
2018-01-09 21:44
#277
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Czech Republic jETFly 
There should be more spots for EU tbh.
2018-01-09 21:52
I will root for space soldiers
2018-01-09 22:35
#290
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
vega - renegades- ez vega mouz - avangar - ez avangar FaZe - Liquid - ez liquid F3 - Misfits - ez misfits Sprout - Space Soldiers - ez sprout Navi - QBF - ez QBF G2 - Flash - ez Flash C9 - nV - ez NV
2018-01-09 23:05
Where is SK AND...... ASTRALIS? IDIOT FORMAT JK LUL
2018-01-10 00:13
#293
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United States V1ruh 
ez for faze zzzz
2018-01-10 00:21
OMG NO SK OR VP AT THE MAJOR!!11!
2018-01-10 00:58
#301
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United States SladesterG 
Dude I hope your not serious
2018-01-10 01:39
#310
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Croatia Netkov 
Renegades AVANGAR FaZe F3 SS NaVi G2 C9
2018-01-10 03:46
WHY THE HELL DO LIQUID PLAY FAZE IN THE GROUP STAGES IN EVERY TOURNAMENT PLIZZZ FIX THUS STUFF
2018-01-10 04:30
#312
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Brazil DiegoXPG 
Flipsid3 NaVi G2 C9 FaZe Sprout Renegades Mouz LETSGO C9! SMASH ALL THEM!
2018-01-10 04:53
tier 3 major
2018-01-10 04:51
#314
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Brazil DiegoXPG 
is not the principal major retard
2018-01-10 04:52
liquid be like WHAAAAT?
2018-01-10 05:00
#316
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
Vega Squadron mousesports FaZe FlipSid3 Space Soldiers Natus Vincere G2 Cloud9 feel free to send me a blonde poland girl
2018-01-10 05:02
ezzzzz
2018-01-10 08:57
#327
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New Zealand Keah_Mow 
Flipside Navi Sprout Vega SS Avangar Quantum Flash Will all get knocked out..............
2018-01-10 09:07
lol
2018-01-10 12:28
#362
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New Zealand Keah_Mow 
Of those mentioned only see Navi or SS possibly upsetting for a spot :). GL to SS tbh.
2018-01-11 02:07
g2 vs flash hahaha such a mismatch... g2 will lose easily
2018-01-10 10:04
#334
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United Kingdom Isquashua 
vega mousesports faze flipside sprout na'vi g2 cloud9 who I think will win initial match
2018-01-10 12:55
#374
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United Kingdom Isquashua 
7/8 bois
2018-01-13 15:59
#335
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Slovakia pr1ece38 
Renegades Mouzespotrs Misfits FaZe Clan Sprout 40% / Space Soldiers 60 Natus Vincere G2 Eports Cloud9 Say thanks and isi win
2018-01-10 13:07
#336
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Malaysia Level1Cam 
Renegades Mouz FaZe Flipsid3 SS Navi G2 nV
2018-01-10 14:07
Vega vs. Renegades(win) (50/50) mouz(win) vs. Avangard FaZe(win) vs. Liquid FlipSid3(win) vs. Misfits (50/50) Sprout(win) vs. Space Soldiers (50/50) Natus Vincere(win) vs. QB Fire G2(win) vs. Flash Cloud9(win) vs. EnVyUs (50/50)
2018-01-10 14:09
Still sad why no Tyloo as bnTet playing at major
2018-01-10 16:16
Liquid should have contracted Stanislaw to play in this. Even with the top2 talents in NA (Twistzz and Elige) it will be a difficult task qualifying for the next round with Zews. But it will be fun to watch them try. Edit: If anything, maybe they'll be better lead, with their coach in-game. And maybe this will free up Nitr0 to focus on fragging.
2018-01-10 18:22
#363
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Brazil CFehr 
Na'Vi Faze G2 C9 Mouz Renegades the other and even renegades are a big ? for me
2018-01-11 02:52
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